If you are wanting to get into racing on Gran Turismo Sport using a wheel, there is one important thing you need to know. GT Sport does not allow the player to adjust the wheels’ maximum rotation range like many other games. This isn’t a big issue in earlier versions of Gran Turismo if you use the popular Logitech G25 and G27 Driving Force™️ wheels. They have undocumented button combinations to manually set the maximum rotation.
Gran Turismo Sport is different. The game is on PlayStation 4 and doesn’t support Logitech’s older wheels. The G29 Driving Force™️ is Logitech’s replacement and, sadly, doesn’t have the button combinations its older siblings have. If you use the G29 to place GT Sport you will be stuck using 900 degrees of rotation in many of the cars.
Thankfully, there is another wheel that solves this problem. Thrustmaster, the company behind detailed flight simulator controls, sells the T300 RS race wheel for PS4 owners. While the wheel features 1080 degrees of rotation, it also has a MODE button. Holding the button and pressing left or right on the D-pad allows you to change the max rotation from 1080 degrees down to 270 degrees. Thrustmaster even documents this feature on the support site http://ts.thrustmaster.com/faqs/eng/thr_eng_00155.pdf. This effectively recreates the features racers of the G25 and G27 used in Gran Turismo 5 & 6 for the PlayStation 3.
There was an important note in that support document, “This tip will not function properly in some games (such as GRAN TURISMO®) which adjust or modify the angle of rotation at startup or the restart of each race, according to the type of car being used.” That statement is true with GT Sport. Every time the game is in control of your car (auto-drive in the pits, rolling starts, pausing/unpausing the game, etc.) Gran Turismo Sport will reset the T300 RS’s max rotation back to 900 degrees in most cases. Once you are in control of the car you can use the button combinations to reset the rotation setting.
That is the important tip to remember. When you are in control the of the car you can change the T300 TS max rotation using the MODE button combinations and it will not change until the next time the game take control.
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