This is the 20th article of SolidlyStated’s longest running series: The Logitech G27 Racing Wheel for Casual Racing Gamers. Today, as a special request, I have set up the G27 to play Euro Truck Simulator 2.
While not a title I would normally review, I found this oddly fun and well built to use your Logitech Wheel with. The game has plenty of features and is well-polished, even including a wizard for setting up the G27 or even G25.
This simulator is sold worldwide in many languages and has you driving big rigs around Europe exclusively, building a career out of hauling loads and making deadlines. I even got a speeding ticket on my first job.
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Euro Truck Simulator 2 G27 Settings
This is one of the more straight-forward setups I have done. The game automatically recognized the G27 and I only use the profiler to set up the 900° steering (the game defaults at 200, which is way to tight for a large truck).
- Open the Logitech Profiler
- Select New > Profile
- Add eurotrucks2.exe as a new game
- Open Specific Game Settings
- Leave force feedback settings alone
- Check ‘Use Special Steering Wheel Settings’
- Set ‘Degrees of Rotation’ to 900
- Start game and use the ‘Input Wizard’ as shown below
Euro Truck Simulator 2 Input Wizard
Select ‘Controllers,’ obviously.
Select your Shifter. The G27 can use any of these, but H-Shifter is all you want for a simulation.
Select your type of transmission. I choose the basic Range and it seems to work out fine.
This completes the basic wizard setup. You can continue into Advanced settings if you like.
Here you can see all your settings in action. There is nothing to change here at the moment. Click ‘Next.’
This screen shows you gear selection setup. By default, ‘Button 0’ is assigned to toggle gears 1-6 to 7-12.
‘Button 0’ is the first red button on the shifter. (‘Button 1’ is the second)
That finishes the wizard.
Changing Controls Later
All of your force feedback, steering sensitivity, and steering linearity settings are all set to good defaults. Drive around for awhile before determining if you want to change any of these. The 900° setting in the Logitech profile makes the steering perform very well.
You can pause the game and select Options > Controls to change these at any time.