GT Sport, DriveHub, G920 / Fanatec Emulation and Pedal Calibration

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by HankMadison, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. HankMadison

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    This is a strange scenario. Wondering if anyone else has figured this out.

    Recently bought a PS4 to try GT Sport. Bought a DriveHub to use my G920 wheel/pedal combo.

    I was very disappointed with the FFB experience (compared to PC2 or even FM7). I bought (and returned) a G29 to rule out that DriveHub was the problem. Turns out the FFB experience is not so great on the G29/920. Pedals worked fine though.

    I emailed the DriveHub rep and he suggested I try the Fanatec Mode (which tells GT Sport that the G920 is a Fanatec wheel/pedal combo). It made a significant difference in FFB experience. I could feel understeer, more road surface details. It was fun!

    EXCEPT...

    The brake pedal was lousy. Specifically, I'm 6'1" and 205lbs and I couldn't get more than 60% or 70% brake pressure. (This is quite the opposite of what many others have had issues with in GT Sport with G29 pedals. But in this scenario, GT Sport thinks this wheel is a Fanatec.)

    I've been searching for ways to calibrate the pedals in GT Sport and have had no such luck. Curious if anyone else has cracked this nut. I haven't heard back from DriveHub on this yet either.

    I'd love to have the FFB that DriveHub's Fanatec Mode provides with the pedal performance that the Logitech mode provides. Thanks for any help you may provide.
     
  2. Goonie75

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    I use the same setup but with the rubber bumper removed from the brake pedal, I now have full travel and a linear brake pedal using my own db9 to rj12 adapter and the below TM rj12 to USB adapter, with this setup you plug your pedals into the accessories port on the drive hub. The pedals will then auto calibrate. TM also do a db9 to rj12 adapter.

    http://www.thrustmaster.com/en_UK/products/db9-pedals-trj12-adapter
    http://www.thrustmaster.com/en_UK/products/trj12-usb-adapter

    Note - You could try removing the brake bump stop first.
     
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  3. HankMadison

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    This is a great idea.

    So to clarify...

    You use TM adapters with the Logitech pedals?

    Wondering if it would be simpler to just get a db9 to usb cable — or is the rj12 necessary?

    Note: I’m connecting to a PS4 via USB.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. HankMadison

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    Ended up ordering a db9 to USB cable from Ricmotech. Apparently spec'd for Logitech pedals specifically. Not cheap!
     
  5. VBR

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    If you're referring to the Leo Bodnar cable, it's not officially supported by Drive Hub, so I don't know if it will even work. Please let us know if it does.
     
  6. HankMadison

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    So are the TS cables the only known cables that work?

    thanks.
     
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  7. Goonie75

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    I am using a G920 thru a Drivehub, with Logitech pedals connected thru TM adapter and home made db9 to rj12 adapter connected to the drivehub accessories port.

    I am not sure the Leo bodnar cable is supported by the drivehub, and I don't think the PS4 will accept the pedals being connected separately to the wheel base.
     
  8. Goonie75

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    The TM adapters were recommended to me by Podger (Drivehub guy)
     
  9. HankMadison

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    Update: Cancelled the Bodnar cable order and used Ricmotech to order the TM rj12 to USB adapter as well as a db9 to rj12 adapter they carry (TM doesn't offer one in the US). Will post again if it works.
     
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  10. VBR

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    This has just been released for Drive Hub as well that does the same job: https://collectiveminds.ca/shop/allconsoles/copilot/


    :tup:
     
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  11. HankMadison

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    Update: I've been using the G920 with DriveHub, the TM RJ12 to USB adapter, and the DB9 to RJ12 adapter with a PS4 Pro and GT Sport without any issues. I'm using the DriveHub in Fanatec mode which, in my experience, gives a better FFB experience in GT Sport with the G920 wheel. The pedals seem to be working fine (which was the whole reason for all of the adapters).

    I also received the new CoPilot and it seems to work fine except that the gas pedal does not seem to be reaching 100% in the GT Sport HUD. I've put in an email to support about this but haven't heard back. When I use the other adapters mentioned above, there is no issue with brake or gas percentages so far.