Hi all, carrying over the post I made on the Dirt Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/dirtgame/comments/llz15q/if_you_are_having_problems_with_your_g29920923/
The FFB on my G29 (PC) has felt weak and vague since the update and I think I found why.
After some searching I found that the ffb_force parameter for the G29 in the device_defines.xml file was missing for some people after an update back in 2019. I checked this file and sure enough that parameter is missing for the G29. Actually its not there for any of the defined wheels (Fanatec etc.). I added ffb_force=5.0 and the feeling in my wheel is back. Bumps are magnified and there is way more FFB. 5 times as much, I suspect. I hope I haven’t done this mistakenly and the gearing in the wheel is being driven too hard now or causing clipping.
Sounds like this may have been a problem in 2019 as well. Why isn’t this an in-game parameter that can be changed? And if it’s supposed to be there, why is it gone again after the update? Needless to say I’m relieved that I wasn’t imagining things after all but this is frustrating to say the least. Maybe the ffb_force=5.0 line was never in the devices_defines.xml for the G29 before the update by default. Either way the FFB feels much better to me now that I've added it.
EDIT: I found a .pdf from Codemasters explaining how to edit this .xml file and an explanation of optional parameters that may be added to enhance the FFB of input devices (Section 6).
Here are other posts from users regarding the same: