Fanatec Wheel Settings Explained

Fanatec Settings Explained

Starting out with a Fanatec wheel? Curious to know how this setting works? Explore the Fanatec Tuning menu settings and elevate your racing game.

Sensitivity – SENSIT - SEN

This setting bases the sensitivity of the steering wheel on the car the first user chooses to drive. In other words, it modifies how sensitive the steering wheel is to its movements. If you are driving a game car that requires 540 degrees of rotation, the steering wheel should also be set to 540 degrees. This serves one best in the steering and offers a person the most accurate response that is either in real life or in virtual reality. While you can customize it to your preference, the recommended setting is to leave it on AUTO.

Force Feedback – F.FEEDB. - FFB

It emulates, in essence, the real resistance you would feel while at the wheel of a “normal” car. That is, it reproduces the sensations one would have driven under the same conditions from 0 to 100%. For the best full, authentic driving experience, we would recommend 100%; however, this is personal preference, and further fine-tuning of the feedback in-game can be made to what feels right for you.

Force Feedback Scaling - FFS

The only was to explain this settings it the format of the signal your wheel is receiving. 

Recommendation is always PEAK.

Natural Damper - (NDP)

With the natural damper feature, you get an extra damper adjustable from 100% to off. At 100%, it provides significant dampening based on steering movements and vehicle speed. Turning it off eliminates the extra damping, making steering lighter. This feature also helps minimize unwanted steering wheel vibration.

Natural Friction - (NFR)

The “natural friction” option replicates the physical sensations of a car’s steering. Increasing the setting makes the steering wheel harder to turn, mimicking the resistance felt while driving cars without power steering or using wide tires. This setting can also stabilize the wheel, reducing wobbling and oscillations.

Natural Inertia - (NIN)

This setting makes it feel like there’s extra weight on the steering system, which can be helpful when using lighter wheels. This setting can also make the Natural Friction setting feel less “sticky” when changing direction.

Force Feedback Interpolation (INT)

Force Feedback Interpolation (INT) reduces the roughness of the game’s force feedback signal. It does this by smoothing the signal and increasing its refresh rate. For example, if your game provides a 60Hz FFB signal, which might feel choppy and noisy, you can enhance its smoothness by activating INT. By increasing the INT value, you lessen the roughness and improve the signal’s fluidity. You can choose to disable INT by setting its value to OFF, which will provide raw, unfiltered FFB. To enable INT, set its value between 1 and 20.

Shock - SHO (default = 100)

This setting controls the intensity of the force feedback motors within the Fanatec® controller. The force feedback can be adjusted from full strength (100%) to completely off (0%) in increments of 10%. These motors can respond directly to in-game events or can be used by the BLI function (which replaces the ABS braking system in older drivers).

Force (FOR)

It pushes the steering wheel in a certain direction. It is recommended to keep it at 100% and adjust other settings in-game.

Spring (SPR)

It gives the steering wheel a return to its initial position, just like a real spring. My personal recommendation is to go with 10-30 range. In the most recent update you won’t find the real benefit of SPRING settings.

Damper (DPR)

The simplest explanation would be that it creates friction. I always try to minimize this setting but also have some friction to feel the car a bit better. With recent updates, this feature doesn’t do anything on most games.

Brake Force - BRF

This setting will allow you to adjust the sensitivity of your load cell brake pedal. If the BRF is set to 100 or MAX, then it will require the user to press the brake with maximum force in order to achieve 100% of the braking signal. Reducing the BRF to MIN will allow the user to achieve 100% of the braking signal with minimum effort. You can check the brake signal level in the driver (on your PC) or you can see it on the attached steering wheel LEDs (depending on the steering wheel type). 

Brake Level Indicator – BLI

This feedback is only available on some pedals that have a small vibration motor in the pedals, such as the V3 pedals. A setting that has an extremely large impact on performance as it helps to get a feel for a certain degree of braking. For example, if we set it to 50%, we will get a vibration when reaching the braking level of 50%. My personal recommendation is to set it to 50%.

Fanatec Settings For Gran Turismo 7

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  • Assist Settings:
    • Countersteering Assistance: Off
  • Controller Settings:
    • Force Feedback Max. Torque: 6
    • Force Feedback Sensitivity: 10
  • SEN – AUT 
  • FF – 100 
  • FFS – Peak
  • NDP – 50
  • NFR – Off
  • NIN – Off
  • INT – 11
  • FEI – 100
  • FOR – 100
  • SPR – 50
  • DPR – 50
  • BLI – User Preference
  • BRF – User Preference

Fanatec Settings For Gran Turismo 7

  • Assist Settings:
    • Countersteering Assistance: Off
  • Controller Settings:
    • Force Feedback Max. Torque: 5
    • Force Feedback Sensitivity: 1
  • SEN – Auto
  • FF – 100
  • FFS – Peak
  • NDP – 38
  • NFR – Off
  • NIN – Off
  • INT – 2
  • FEI – 100
  • FOR – 100
  • SPR – 100
  • DPR – 100

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