Was on a four-day family weekend away from my PC until today—and was quite sad to read rather critical comments of ACC’s ffb. I finally got to load it up tonight—and it had already updated to 0.1.1.
Maybe my expectations had been lowered by reading the forums without playing the game, but I must say . . . I’m rather enamored of the FFB. It feels really good on my large Mige with very simple settings in Simucube (recon 1 and 100 % DI damping). It is communicative with very subtle cues that definitely aid in car control without becoming central to the experience. It will be cool when we have some more sliders and ini files to play with—but a first release beta feeling this good leaves me highly optimistic for how this will develop.
One thing I did discover pretty quickly is that the default setup for the car is rather dull, and a few small tweaks on the “aggressive” setup made the car more dynamic. Maybe some of the flat, overdampened feedback observed by many is due to a flat, understeer-heavy setup. Don’t know.
But . . . I’m rather jazzed about how fun this sim is in aught dot whatever beta status it is in. Lots of unfinished features (like triple screen)—but that is what early release is about.