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Any news about racing sim on stadia and wheel support ?

I am really amazed with stadia, it works flawless for me.

but I really want to play some racing sim using my racing wheel, something like project cars, assetto corsa, rfactor...etc

As for now the only racing game is GRID (and is not simulation) and apparently (I've not test it) racing wheels are not supported.

anyone else interested in these features/games?

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Did you receive any response from google? I am currently trying to connect my thrustmaster t300, but without any success. Google doesn't react on anything besides mentioning that they support HID compliant sterring wheels, which is clearly not the case.

 

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@Clement wrote:

Did you receive any response from google? I am currently trying to connect my thrustmaster t300, but without any success. Google doesn't react on anything besides mentioning that they support HID compliant sterring wheels, which is clearly not the case.

 


Nope, there's no response from Google, I hope they can add wheel support before the f1 2020 launch, I really want to play that game with a wheel on Stadia.

 


@Compulsion  wrote:

how difficult is it to come up with a wifi-connected wheel so that works with Chromecast? Just asking.

 


Google can release a USB hub with wifi connection to connect other devices  to the ChromeCast (not only wheels,  other gamepads than the Stadia controller also), so that hub device will connect directly to the servers via wifi like the Stadia controller.

I think that is the more affordable idea.


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Ok, after some "testing" I found something interesting.

First I can confirm that my wheel is detected in the chrome browser (if you want to try, enter in this page: https://html5gamepad.com/) all the buttons and axis of my wheel (logitech G29) are detected.

When I go to Stadia, if I connect a gamepad (other than my wheel) it says "Mando Vinculado" (in english "Gamepad Connected") and if I disconnected the gamepad it says "Vincula un mando" (in english "Connect a gamepad") so Stadia knows that you have disconnected the gamepad and is requesting you to connect it again... the fun part comes with the wheel, if you connect the wheel when you are in the main page of stadia (where all your games are shown) nothing happens, but when you unplug the wheel it says "Vincula un mando" ("Connect a gamepad"), so my guess is that Stadia is detecting the wheel device, but not its input,

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I have exactly the same situation. In the https://html5gamepad.com/ , all axis and buttons of my G29 are detected, but only have messages when I unplug it. Someone know where we can found official support?

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@leillo1975 wrote:

I have exactly the same situation. In the https://html5gamepad.com/ , all axis and buttons of my G29 are detected, but only have messages when I unplug it. Someone know where we can found official support?


Apparently they are aware of this problem.

They use to put a message like this always when someone ask them for the wheel support:

https://twitter.com/GoogleStadia/status/1245078487058112512

 

But the most recent message, when they get asked about wheel support, is this:

https://twitter.com/GoogleStadia/status/1250787416157196289

 

Probably it would be easy for google to make the wheel working with stadia, but I think that the most difficult part is going to implement the forcefeedback feature, because it is not a simple rumble, it is a complex feature.

But as I said before I hope the wheel support will be ready for the F1 2020 launch 🙂

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Well, I just finished victorious on a Grid race on highest difficulty, no assists, on a gamepad controller without any ffb or rumble. On wifi. The stadia service does not always run this smooth, but this does proof that it can run smooth enough for a sim racing game to be played on it. Including with ffb wheel.

Currently there are some issues with controller connectivity tho. Sometimes the controls abruptly disobey or disrupt. If wifi is not stable. And this should be fixed before we move on to a more demanding controller. Would be crazy on a ffb wheel. Glitch causes ffb to go max torque, causing coffee to fly all over the room, shortcutting every expensive device and burning the entire universe by accident. Maybe... Who knows. Maybe it will just cause the planet to rotate upside down. Or maybe just whoever the human being that is holding on to that ffb wheel. Just kidding ofcourse.

One time I was resting my head on my ffb wheel waiting for the loading screen, and then I got smacked in the face by it, when the loading finished xD

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Looking to get into SIM racing, I am going to wait until F1 2020 is released seeing as it is close and I am really hoping Google will have announced a compatible steering wheel by the time it does.

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It is still not clear what OS do you mean when you are taking about "PC". I'm running Linux and still do not see the support from manufacturers like Thrustmaster for their devices. Asked about it, but I think they are too stupid and will loose as reputation as Linux customers. Google is the same big corporation that do not care about people's problem until they fire some management guys.

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Have you tried connecting the wheel/pedals to the stadia controller via USB? Just a thought.
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