Split Second

Split Second
Force Feedback: No
Pedals: Combined
Shift Lights: No
Released: May 18, 2010

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 Split Second. Split Second is an original title published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Black Rock Studio. Split Second is a purely arcade racer with a penchant for exploding tracks.

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Logitech G27 Solid Series Articles
1. Casual Gamer vs Simulation Gamer 11. Test Drive Unlimited
2. Setting Up Your G27, Made Easy 12. Test Drive Unlimited 2
3. Need For Speed: Carbon 13. Burnout Paradise
4. Need For Speed: Pro Street 14. Race Driver: GRID
5. Need For Speed: Undercover 15. Split Second
6. Need For Speed: Shift 16. GTR Evolution
7. Need For Speed: Shift 2 17. DiRT 2
8. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 18. DiRT 3
9. Need For Speed: The Run 19. Blur
10. Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Sadly, Split Second is a disaster with the G27. A game that has the potential to be a lot of fun gets 3 strikes right off the bat.

1. There is no force feedback support, which is its worst offense. You will have no resistence in the wheel while driving. The game is only designed to use gamepad rumble features. It’s a game published by Disney so I didn’t expect much. This version tested is 1.0.0, which means there might be a patch released, but we’ve seen how that turns out (I’m looking at you, Test Drive Unlimited). You cannot override this using any setting. You will, however, feel the occassional rumble when you run into something, due to the rubmle pad support.

2. There is no handbrake and no shifting… period. No H-shifter, no paddles, no clutch. I know it’s an arcade racer, but every other title out there lets you choose automatic or manual. At least give people the option.

3. You cannot map half the G27 buttons in the controls. The game’s limited control scheme apparently only support’s DirectInput buttons up to #16. This means that 7 buttons cannot be assigned. 4 of these buttons are on the wheel itself. Worse yet, the 2 remaining buttons dont work correctly. If you look below at the control screen, I have 7 and 8 set to ‘Powerplay’ level 1 and 2. However, button 8 fires both of these and button 7 pauses the game. Thankfully, there are not many other actions to worry about.

Split Second G27 Settings

NFS: Undercover Controls

Split Second Controls

  1. Open the Logitech Profiler
  2. Select New > Profile
  3. Add splitsecond.exe as a new game.
  4. Open Specific Game Settings
  5. Ignore ‘Special Force Feedback Device Settings’
  6. Check ‘Report Combined Pedals.’
  7. Set Degrees of Rotation to Taste
  8. Ignore ‘Use Special Game Settings’
  9. Play Split Second, switch keyboard to Joypad 0
  10. Map controls to buttons 1,2,3,4,7,8,16, and Dpad.
split second mustang

Split Second Mustang look-a-like