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Oversteer is quite possibly one of my favourite open source applications, as it's made working with my own Logitech G29 a really great experience.

As a reminder, it supports a ton of Logitech wheels on Linux including the G25, G27, G29, G920, Driving Force Pro, Driving Force GT and so on. If the Logitech Linux driver works with it, then Oversteer should be good to go.

Within the last week, the developer put up quite a big new release. This includes a new interface, settings you can't use are now disabled, it has integrated tests so you can ensure everything is working without the need for another application, Wheel Range can now be adjusted using buttons on the wheel which can be configured and changing compatibility modes is faster.

The same developer has also been working on "new-lg4ff", an experimental Logitech Force Feedback module with more advanced features. If you have it installed and setup, Oversteer will detect it and give you access to these extra features like:

  • Combine accelerator and clutch in the same axis. Useful for flight simulators.
  • Adjustable conditional effects levels: spring, damper and friction.
  • Real-time monitoring of total force effects applied using the wheel leds and/or the overlay window.
  • Adjustable global force feedback gain that gets combined with the gain set by applications.

Another handy addition is the ability to have an "overlay window" that shows the wheel range over the game screen with buttons to quickly change it. Requires a little tinkering though, as it's an application window not something that adds extras into a game (it's not a HUD), so you might need to change your game to stay below other applications to get the rotation overlay to stay on top. Here's an example:

Wonderful we have such an incredibly easy to use tool. Nice to see it continue to get better!

You can check out Oversteer on GitHub.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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3 comments

leillo1975 12 Feb
Great App, and awesome driver. Thanks Bernat for all of your work. Thanks to you, we are not limited and we can enjoy a lot of Racing Games like in Windows.
Thanks to "new-lg4ff" is possible to feel FFB effects on ETS2/ATS, and a lot of Wine/Proton games like rFactor 1 and 2, Kartkraft, Automobilista, RACE 07 or GTR2.


Last edited by leillo1975 on 12 February 2020 at 10:42 am UTC
Xpander 12 Feb
...talking about wheel and its new tool and then having a screenshot outside of cockpit view

Nice tool. Though no Forcefeedback tweaking options for G920, since the drivers (with all the ffb forces) for this wheel are in kernel and do not work with the "new-lg4ff".


Last edited by Xpander on 12 February 2020 at 11:51 am UTC
Dorrit 12 Feb
Does anyone know if the Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel can work on Linux?

It works on a Windows PC with a receiver.
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