pyLinuxWheel and Oversteer: open source to manage your game wheels

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The steering wheels for gaming are control devices that provide greater realism when it comes to racing simulation video games. Currently, with the growing sector of video games for Linux and titles available like DiRT, Formula 1 2017, Speed ​​Dreams, Grid Autosport and all those that have been brought by Windows native Steam Play, the possibilities are many.

The drivers for this type of controllers also work correctly in Linux, but provided that the manufacturer provides them officially and that is not the case in some cases such as Logitech. But if you want to use this type of flyers without getting frustrated by the lack of support, today we show you two open source programs that will help you in managing the flyers. One is called pyLinuxWheel written in Python and the other one is Oversteer.

pyLinuxWheel is under the GPL license and is compatible with Driving Force Pro, Driving Force GT, G25, G27 and G29 from Logitech, several very popular steering wheels of this shape. It has a Spanish translation and is packaged in a universal AppImage package so that you can install it in any distribution with a few simple clicks. If you are interested, you can download from the GitLab page or itch.io.

And if you want something for something Another alternative to pyLinuxWheel, you have Oversteer, also licensed under the GPL. In this case it works with wheels like Driving Force, Formula EX, Driving Force Pro, Driving Force GT, Momo Force, Momo Facing Force, Speed ​​Force Wireless, G25, G27, G29 and G920 from Logitech. A good list of flyers that you can use thanks to this software, with which you can also configure them as you wish for specific games. Plus, you can easily switch between settings and just worry about driving and having fun ...


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