This article is part of our series: The Logitech G27 Racing Wheel for Casual Racing Gamers. Here, we will cover setting up your G27 racing wheel to play GTR Evolution. GTR Evolution was developed by SimBin and published by Atari and Viva Media.
This game is an expansion of the “Official WTCC Game” Race07, and is a simulation racing title that takes place on the track.
Solid Tip: Looking for G27 drivers or Logitech Profiler software? Get it here.
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|4. Need For Speed: Pro Street||14. Race Driver: GRID|
|5. Need For Speed: Undercover||15. Split Second|
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GTR Evolution has decent force feedback support for the G27. However, this title is also the most complicated to setup with your G27 and requires patching to work correctly.
Before You Start
GTR Evolution needs to be patched before you can enjoy it with your steering wheel. Without the patch, the LEDs do not work at all, and the force feedback makes your wheel go crazy.
If you purchased GTR Evolution through Steam, it automatically updates. Otherwise, you can find the older 22.214.171.124 offline patch here at SimBin. The game has been patched twice since 126.96.36.199, with specific G27 enhancements.
GTR Evolution G27 Setup
- Open the Logitech Profiler
- Select New > Profile
- Add race07.exe as a new game
- Open Specific Game Settings
- Check ‘Use Special Steering Wheel Settings’ only
- Set Degrees of Rotation to your preference
- Patch your game to at least 188.8.131.52
- Launch GTR Evolution
- Go to Options > Control Settings
- Under Profiles, press Create
- Enter “Logitech G27” and hit OK (Fig. 1)
- Scroll down list and select your profile
- Map the controls to your liking (Fig. 2)
- Hit the “Advanced” button
- Hit the “Force Feedback” button
- Set FFB Effects to HIGH (Fig. 3)
- Set Reverse Effects to ON
What About Other Settings?
GTR Evolution is a simulation racer, so there are tons of options. Not only did we not set any specific settings in our Logitech Profiler, we also skipped a couple of screens in the game that allow you to tweak your controls and car handling setup. This is for casual racing gamers, after all.
Rather than confuse you with all of those options, I have focused on the minimum steps required to enjoy a GTR Evolution driving experience with your wheel. Feel free to change any settings you want, but remember to leave “Reverse Effects” ON. Without this setting, your force feedback will push the wheel in the opposite direction that it should (leaving you to pinball around the track).
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Congratulations. This article is very nice. The G27 wheel is a new product and we have problems to set up this wheel in older games. How about a article G27 on RFactor, GTR2 ? Thanks a lot.
someone knows why on steam_map folder is not race07.exe? nowhere exe file found for adding on profile.
i have download with STEAM.
Steam is notorious for changing the location of installed files. To figure out what file to add to the Profiler, just do this quick test-
Start the game. Press CTRL+ALT+delete and choose Task Manager. Under Processes tab it will show you the .exe files that are currently running.
That will help you figure out what Steam is running the game with. If you see it in the list, right click it and you should be able to Open File Location to find out where it is on your PC.
From what I’ve played, you’ve got to set Degrees of Rotation to 360 [Specific Game Settings] so that your steering movement is equal to the virtual driver’s…
This is a hell of a game, but I still find it very dificult. There should be a brake/accelerate indicator option [driving assist] like there is in GT5 (PS3) and F1 2010.
Another annoying thing is that it doesn’t make any diference if u don’t hit the clutch while changing gears, even if the automatic clutch option is disabled. The clutch will only work properly when u start to move: if u acelerate without steping on the clutch properly the engine will die. But then u can change gears without needing to use the clutch.
Don’t know why…
I followed all the instructions above (including Pedro’s tips), but I just can’t manage to match the G27 steering rotation with the driver’s movements. Any help please?
Although you probably wont read it anymore:
“Another annoying thing is that it doesn’t make any diference if u don’t hit the clutch while changing gears, even if the automatic clutch option is disabled. The clutch will only work properly when u start to move: if u acelerate without steping on the clutch properly the engine will die. But then u can change gears without needing to use the clutch.
Don’t know why…”
I guess you never have tried it with a real car, have you? ^^
I think the reason is: It will be possible to shift gears in reality too without using the clutch. Just try it (in the game ;D), go a whole race without using the clutch once. You will notice that it DOES matter, because you wont finish, after some time your engine will start to burn. I guess its the same with real cars on higher speeds – except that nobody ever has tried what will happen when you dont use ut at higher speeds in real life – understandably ^^
I don’t think you understood the original comment. He was saying that when you get up to speed, you don’t need to use the clutch to shift gears, which is ridiculous for the game. You would end up destroying the transmission of a real car trying that.
The game is great, but with one big annoying thing. Sometimes, not always, going down in your gears goes fals. You drive let say in fourth, break, want to go to third and you go unwillingly to first. I don not use the clutch and driving with automatic gear change sucks. When it works well the game is very very good, I love to drive with the Caterhams.
my computer skills are not good so i need help re: what is a patch as stated above and what do i do to use it.
also i have cst pedals how do i set these up. i use iracing and no problem with setup. but gtr 2 and evo i am totally lost, when i was in high school you were cutting edge if you knew how to use a slide rule.
thanks in advance for any help
Hi Tom, a patch is a game update that is released by its developers. It comes as a download that you run like any normal file and it updates your game.
If you bought it through Steam, then Steam would take care of it for you. Otherwise download the patch from the link above and run it to update your game.
I dont know anything about CST pedals, so I won’t be able to help you there, but just try to follow my instructions to get all the basics working.
Tnx for u
Thanks you are the best