DiRT Rally 2.0 Open Sim Wheel + Heusinkveld Pro Pedals Fix

DiRT Rally 2.0 is officially here! That means that we have an all new rally title to play, throwing cars down treacherous courses! While driving with a direct drive wheel is one of the best experiences for you to have, out of the box, DiRT Rally 2.0 is NOT working properly with the Open Sim Wheel.

Fortunately, I was able to whip up a fix that will get you up and running! It is a modified version of the DiRT 4 fix which allowed the SimuCUBE and MMOS based Open Sim Wheels to work as intended.

If you want to download the fix, you can find it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a_5i6IipI7_npqNRR3eKZIKjjTdRBtEM/view?usp=sharing

Drop the “input” folder into your DiRT Rally 2.0 root folder, and you should be good to go! (Allow this to overwrite existing files)

If you want to read on a bit to understand WHY this fixes the issue, read on!

So, a list of “Supported Devices” for DiRT Rally 2.0 is baked into an XML file (DiRT Rally 2.0/input/devices/device_defines.xml) where it lists all compatible devices. In another folder, there are the default control config XML files for each device. Unfortunately, some popular components, such as the Open Sim Wheel and Heusinkveld Pedals (two components I use in my main rig, go figure), are not included on the list.

The funny thing though? If you simply ADD the device to the list, it works! But it’s not as simple as adding the item to the list. You also need to add the device ID! There are a few different ways that you can add it, but a quick Google search can help find it!

For an example, here is the device ID for a SimuCUBE Based Open Sim Wheel:

When you format the device ID to fit into the XML file, it will look like this:

<device type=”wheel” priority=”100″ name=”simucube” id=”{0D5A16D0-0000-0000-0000-504944564944}”/>

That will allow DiRT Rally 2.0 to recognize the Open Sim Wheel, detect that it is a Wheel, and will set it properly.

Along with the SimuCUBE OSW, I have also added the fix for the Heusinkveld Engineering Sim Pedals Pro, which is one of the most common pedal sets used by OSW owners. I have included my configuration settings for both as well, so it should work just fine!

If you need any more help, feel free to email me at william@simracingpaddock.com

(NOTE: There may be a chance Codemasters will fix this in a future patch. I informed them of the issue, and how to fix it [I actually sent them the very same fix!], but it will come down to if they actually use this info!)

(NOTE 2: For people who are still using the MMOS Firmware for their Open Sim Wheel, I recommend checking the original fix at EKSimRacing.com, which was designed for MMOS wheels. This modified fix was specifically designed for SimuCUBE firmware based wheels)

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