So I’ve spent a week now with PCars2 and my OSW and here is what I’ve experienced.
It’s worth saying first that Ive not touched MMOS or Granite after the initial config was done. No effects, filtering or otherwise is being done in windows. All I done was set the wheel rotation.
I started out with pretty much the same settings I used for my belt drive wheel but much lower Volume. Ramped it up to a comfy level of force and drove. The bumps/kerbs were waaaay too strong at first. Jarringly so. This came down to the FX slider and I settled on 10% for that which was much much better.
Once I got the effects reigned in I tried every default FFB flavour and all Jack Spades files too. It came down to the Jack Spades tyres files and RAW. After more play I settled on RAW.
I should say at this point that I played AMS with the OSW on my first night to compare with my initial PCars 2 experience and it did indeed feel great out the box. I used what I learned there to help find the sweet spot in pCars 2, which I have done and TBH PCars2 FFB for me is now comparable to AMS. In fact it’s better in some ways (though I admittedly have limited time on AMS and more might make me appreciate it more). But if I jump between AMS and PCars 2 now I am in no way disappointed with PCars2 FFB.
My FFB settings are as follows.
FFB power - 75%
Nothing else changed. MMOS filter at zero.
Flavour - RAW
Gain - 100
Volume - 30-60 car dependant
Tone - 50-70 car dependant
I didn’t actually like Raw at first. It didn’t give that immediate gratification I was used to but I quickly learned to appreciate how detailed it was and that I was in damn good control of my car using it.
In a nutshell I’m very happy with the FFB on my OSW in PCars 2. The main downside is that I don’t think bumps and kerbs are translated as well as they could. There seems to be either too little of it or too much and my conclusion is the way they are applied in PCars2 is t the most refined and this is exposed by a dd wheel.
I found all the Jack Spades files uncomfortable to use apart from the Tyres ones due to too much effects and none of them felt as good or gave me as good a car control as Raw.
Finally, my race results are also reflecting how well the wheel is working in PCars2. Had 3 full length races so far (2hrs of Spa in GT3, 1hr Bathhurst I’m Touring Cars and 50 laps of Silverstone International in Touring Cars) and got 2nd, 1st, 1st respectively. A very happy chappie