If you have a Steering Wheel configuring it on Linux can be a breeze thanks to Oversteer and a big new release just recently went up with some fun new toys.
As usual, hardware manufacturers don't supply their own tooling for Linux users so it's up to the community to fill the gaps. Oversteer supports a lot of different wheels and pedals, with more being added in over time. Oversteer is easily becoming the go-to for wheel configuration. Oversteer 0.6.0 pulls in these changes:
- New profile manager.
- New feature to run as game/app companion. The game/app launcher needs changes to run Oversteer instead and launch the game.
- New force feedback wheel testing.
- Added more steering wheels: Thrustmaster T300RS, FANATEC CSL Elite, FANATEC ClubSport V2/2.5 and FANATEC Podium DD1. They need drivers that are still under development. See README.
- Added more Logitech wheels: Logitech Wingman FG and Wingman FFG.
- Max wheel range changes to match the wheel's max range.
- The feature to change the wheel range from the wheel now can be toggled by simultaneously pressing several buttons to avoid rendering one wheel button useless.
- Improved compatibility when loading/saving profiles.
- New feature to center the wheel on command.
- Changes to the UI to make it more compact and a more logic layout for some widgets.
The new feature to run Oversteer as a companion app for games is useful. You can setup specific profiles for games, then add a launch option to Steam as an example, to have it auto-use a specific profile:
oversteer -p myprofile -g "%command%"
Great stuff. Check it out on GitHub.