Linux Steering Wheel Manager Oversteer v0.6.0 Brings support For 6 Additional Wheels

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Oversteer is a graphical application that lets you configure steering wheels connected to GNU/Linux machines - assuming they are supported by the Linux kernel or user-space drivers. The latest version has a new profile manager and support configuring 6 additional steering wheels.

written by 권유리 (Kwon Yu-ri)  2021-03-29 - last edited 2021-03-29. © CC BY

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Thrustmaster T300RS. Image from www.thrustmaster.com/products/t300rs up-scaled using RealSR.

Oversteer is a graphical application that lets you configure steering wheels connected to GNU/Linux machines so they work as desired in games like SuperTuxKart. It is a useless application if you do not have a steering wheel, and it is only useful if the one(s) you have work thanks to a built-in Linux kernel driver or a third party driver.

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Oversteer is useful if you have a steering wheel connected to a GNU/Linux computer. It's not if you don't.

The latest 0.6.0 release adds support for configuring these wheels:

  • Thrustmaster T300RS
  • FANATEC CSL Elite
  • FANATEC ClubSport V2/2.5
  • FANATEC Podium DD1
  • Logitech Wingman FG
  • Logitech Wingman FFG.

These are just the wheels new to this release, it supports many more, mostly from Logitech, that are listed at github.com/berarma/oversteer.

In-kernel Linux support for Logitech devices, including wheels, has been solid for years. The Thrustmaster and FANATEC wheels require third party kernel drivers (see github.com/Kimplul/hid-tmff2 for Thrustmaster wheels and github.com/gotzl/hid-fanatecff for FANATEC wheels).

There's also a new profile manager, a new force feedback wheel tester, auto-detection of a wheels maximum range and some changes to the user-interface in this release.

Oversteer 0.6.0 is only available in the form of source code at github.com/berarma/oversteer/releases. Compiling and installing it is very strait-forward on Debian/Ubuntu and derivatives, and Fedora. It uses meson and ninja (as in meson build && ninja -C build), not autoconf or cmake, so you may want to check the installation instructions listed at github.com/berarma/oversteer. The instructions really are very easy to follow, you do not need to be a wizard to get Oversteer installed. Anyone can do it. You too. You can do it, you can compile Oversteer. We believe in you.

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