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Oversteer, the Steering Wheel Manager for Linux gets a big upgrade

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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.

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whizse Mar 29, 2021
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Oversteer is fantastic, and this seems to be a great releaase, but I was most happy to see this:

QuoteThese other wheels are getting suppport as their drivers mature:
  • Thrustmaster T300RS with [https://github.com/Kimplul/hid-tmff2].

  • FANATEC CSL Elite Wheel Base with [https://github.com/gotzl/hid-fanatecff].

  • FANATEC CSL Elite Wheel Base PS4 with [https://github.com/gotzl/hid-fanatecff].

  • FANATEC ClubSport Wheel Base V2 with [https://github.com/gotzl/hid-fanatecff].

  • FANATEC ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5 with [https://github.com/gotzl/hid-fanatecff].

  • FANATEC Podium Wheel Base DD1 with [https://github.com/gotzl/hid-fanatecff].

love to see more racing wheels supported!
leillo1975 Mar 29, 2021
Thanks a lot @berarma for this great release!
writequit Mar 29, 2021
Yeah great job on this, and the G29 driver!
Julius Mar 29, 2021
Does anyone know if these new FANATEC drivers work with other generic PS3/PS4 wheels as well? I would guess the PS interface should be more or less the same?

Edit: Ah, it looks like those have a special "PC-mode". Hmm... my PS4 type wheel does some what work, but it would be nice to have rumble support and some games seem to misunderstand it as a normal PS gamepad.

Last edited by Julius on 29 March 2021 at 10:34 pm UTC
Xpander Mar 30, 2021
Nice to see things improving with the wheels. I personally never needed this tool with my Logitech G920 as i can set the steering ranges and stuff in the games anyway, but berarma is doing amazing work and i have used his ffb-tools to workaround some proton incompatibilities in the past.
Nice to see FANATEC support improving.. Probably my next step up with wheel will be something from FANATEC.
tfk Mar 30, 2021
There is a T150 driver too on github. I haven't found a driver for the T500RS though.


Maybe those authors should join forces and create one driver for them all...
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