Too much of an "arcade game" feel to my DD1
I've been using my sim to prepare for my participation in an actual arrive-and-drive race series in Radical SR1's at Atlanta Motorsports Park, and after having a couple of races and a fair amount of other lapping under my belt, I can now comment on the comparison between the feel of the real car to the sim with some level of credibility. The sim is pretty good overall, but my biggest complaint is with the steering response. While the SR1 is a live wire of a car, the sim is even more hyper-sensitive to steering inputs than the car. It has a bit of an "arcade game" feel, in that a very slight amount of steering input can cause the car to unrealistically swerve off line, requiring an abrupt correction to stay on track. So I've found that good lap times on the sim are rewarded by driving very cautiously and defensively, with the focus being to avoid ever making the slightest mistake. In the real car, while it is of course also beneficial to avoid mistakes, the fastest laps come when driving assertively, keeping the momentum of the car up at all times. If I drove on the sim the way I drive the real car, I would never complete a lap without crashing, and I have very little trouble controlling the real car.
I'm using rFactor2, which I'm told has some of the most realistic physics out there (it's the only game I've used so far, so I don't have anything to compare it to). Is there anything in the Fanatec settings I could adjust to reduce the sensitivity to steering inputs? I don't want it to become numb, but I'd like to tone down the response so it more closely resembles the real car. Thanks.