Fanatec Wheel support

Please support the entire Fanatec lineup on PC this time.

I have the CSL Elite for PS4. The Formula V2 wheel (an Xbox wheel which makes it Xbox compatible) and V3 Pedals.

With the hype of the new game coming I decided to re-install FM7 (I had a G920 when I first got the game) and couldn’t believe this wasn’t supported out of the box. The stuffing around and manually setting it up was painful and it still feels terrible and randomly loses all FFB. I have uninstalled and gone back to Assetto Corsa Competizione. Really disappointing as I was pretty hyped to get back into Forza.

The support I am wanting, seems to be something that is in Microsoft’s court. Yes, I know… Turn 10 is a subsidiary of Microsoft, and them bending someone’s ear to get full compatibility with Fanatec’s steering wheels. All the buttons, switches, LED’s and telemetry displays should work. The wheel rims are specifically made for Xbox compatibility, so they should work. What gives?

Hi friends, what is the best fanatec for series x and forza? Any suggestions?

Hi Cescoss.
Well, “best” is what you can afford. There are several models from high end and very pricey (but worth the money) to good quality with much bang for the buck.

Ok, let me break it down for you:
If you play on Xbox, you can use each fanatec wheel base available, as long as you attach a wheel(-rim) that is xbox compatible, since the xbox ID-chips are installed in fanatecs wheel attachments. Which means you can also use a wheel base that is playstation branded, as long as you get a xbox wheel.

If you play Xbox / PC only (and not playstation at all) then the best, but also most expensive wheel base is the DD2. That is a powerful, very awesome direct drive wheel with up to 25 newtonmeter force feedback. This is total overkill, though, if you don’t play professional e-sports. It will set you back by 1500 Euro / Dollars for the wheel base alone. Plus a xbox compatible wheel, plus a set of pedals (cheapest are 80 bucks and they are ok, but I’d rather take the much better CSL Pedals for 360 bucks)

Even the smaller version of that particular wheel (called DD1) is awesome but with its 20 newtonmeter force it is also made for people that are really heavy into racing games. I use the DD1 myself. Actually I use the DD1 variant called “podium racing wheel F1”, because I also play on Playstation. When I combine that wheel base with an xbox compatible wheel, I can use it on both systems. its quite expensive through. (1800 bucks blundled with a formula1 wheel rim).

The more budget friendly wheel base would be the Gran Turismo DD Pro (PlayStation / PC compatible out off the box, but can be used with Xbox with the right wheel) and its counterpart, the CSL DD, which is for Xbox and PC only. Depending on the set you choose, you can enter that at 350 bucks (plus Pedals and wheel) to up to 700 Bucks (bundled with pedals and wheel)

Both start with 5 newtonmeter force but can be enhanced with a better power supply, so that they have 8 Newtonmeter force feedback. While 5 NM is ok, 8 Newtonmeters are really good for beginners and advanced players, since that is the range where you really start feeling how your car reacts on track… . It really is much bang for the buck.

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Very thanks my friend! Yes i know the big price for fanatec. My idea is a medium system, i don’t undestand cleary the fanatec web site. I play only on xbox and pc, no problem with ps absence.

I come from the ms xbox360 wheel… i’m a beginner/advanced player…thank you i think the best for me it’s the 8 newtonmeter, but with great pedals and clutch.

In this case, this is your choice:

  • CSL DD with the “boost Kit” which makes it have 8 newtonmeter force,
  • a Xbox compatible wheel
  • the CSL Pedals

unfortunately, the CSL DD is sold out as of now, since it is very popular. You might have to take the Gran Turismo DD instead, which is technically the same wheel, just PlayStation compatible.

A Hint from my side: If you like a Touring-Car style wheel that can double as formula / indy car wheel, then take the “CSL ELite Wheel McLaren”. It is xbox compatible and has shifter pedals pre installed. Grip is great and its not too expensive either.

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Thanks. I’m waiting the end of the year. My only dubt is if in future will come another forza wheel to sponsorize forza 8.

A new Forza branded Wheel would be VERY nice!
I still use my lightly modded P1 wich i purchased with the CSL Elite Base. Since last year i got the CSL DD. Pedals are self inversed CSP V3.
A new Wheel is next on the List.

I’m hoping for advanced Wheel Support, but not very optimistic.

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Even if a new Forza branded steering wheel is announced and released, that is something you can add at a later time. You can get up and running with the WRC rim, the CSL Pedals, add the CSL-DD base. The rest of the kit you want can be added later. It’s kind of how I approached my setup.

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It’s a good idea. I think at the end of this year i’ll take the wheel with accessories and next year eventually the new forza wheel. Thanks to all friends!

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