Hi, I have this steering wheel and the game won't play nice with it at all.
I am playing a couple other racing sims, like DiRT and F1 and other racing games, a little less sim, such as ToCA Race Driver. I love all of these games, the cars feels great in all of them, especially when turning off all assists, and my steering wheel works perfectly with them.
The first time I entered a PCars race, I got unbelievably bad steering response from the game. The control was so bad that I couldn't hold the car on the road not even at slow speed. I spent one week fiddling with the *undocumented* controller settings hoping to get at least a decent setup to be able to drive (btw, why don't you document the controller settings? it feels like a very unfinished game without this, trial and error is very frustrating).
The main problem is that I have a huge dead zone in the middle - I did set the deadzone to 0 in settings but still had no effect. Turning the wheel about 30 degrees either way does nothing. You can understand how bad that is when trying to drive at over 100 km/h. Then the car suddenly starts to steer, but in a very unnatural kind of way, no matter how I adjust the settings - it's either to sudden from the begining, making small adjustments impossible, or very unresponsive at the other end of the "sensitivity" until I turn the wheel enough that it steers to sudden, making me lose control.
Another issue is with the accelerator/break - no matter how low I adjust the sensitivity (I use 5% currently) it's too sensitive. Just pressing the pedal 1 mm will either spin the wheels or lock them. It's impossible to be smooth with the car this way.
I tried and I tried, I've entered hundreds of races over the last few weeks, but finished only a couple, because most of the times I got frustrated, quit, adjust settings, start over.
I tried many different presets (there is no preset for my steering wheel), and the least bad was the generic low-fi one, but still hardly usable.
I really wanted to like this game but it's making it impossible for me, every time I start it I quit in frustration, not because of the game itself, but because it feels like I'm trying to drive the car pulling rubber chords attached from the wheel - the steering is awful.
I want the game be fixed. I want to play it.
So please consider supporting this wheel and making the game work properly with it, since it's quite a popular wheel from my research.
And like I mentioned, I play a lot of other racing games, and the wheel works perfectly with all of them, I had absolutely no problem whatsoever. I can drive an F1 car quite on the edge in F1 2012, but in Project Cars I can hardly hold a straight line.
PC - Windows 7 x64
8 GB DDR3
Intel Core2 Quad
NVidia GeForce GTX 570
controller: Thrustmaster Ferarri 458 Italia (no FFB)