Forza Horizon 4 is a racing sim video game from the developer, Playground Games, and publisher, Microsoft Studios. The game was released in 2018 as an Xbox console exclusive and also on Microsoft Windows. It is the fourth Forza Horizon title and also the eleventh entry in the Forza series of racing games.
What is the biggest draw of the Forza Horizon series?
The Forza series is one of the most authentic race simulation. Likewise, the series is one of the biggest draws for getting an Xbox console. It is also noted for pushing the graphical capabilities of the Xbox console. Benchmark setting graphics and intricate driving mechanics are a major standout of the series. The Forza Horizon titles are a fan-favorite for introducing the changing season system. Likewise, the devs are consistently bringing post-launch content expanding updates. Also, the series is one of the most iconic racing games of today.
Forza Horizon 4 in 2021
The game is one of the most successful entries in the series. Likewise, many content-expanding updates and DLCs have seen the light of day for the game. However, the game is no longer going to receive more content updates. This is mainly because of its upcoming sequel Forza Horizon 5, which is currently under development. Consequently, this means that with series update 38 for Forza Horizon 4, older players will see content from series 7 to 32 come back in a remixed format.
Coming to the main topic of this article, Forza Horizon 4 is a racing sim game & it can be played using a wheel controller to enhance the experience. However, there are issues that come up when using a wheel controller.
Fixes and Workarounds for Forza Horizon 4 Not Detecting Wheel
The first step is to always make sure that the wheel has a stable connection to the port.
Next, make sure that you have the latest drivers and firmware installed.
The game supports Multi-USB and thus, the game may not automatically recognize multiple devices over separate ports.
Always make sure that the controller shows up in the device manager & on Steam.
You can also try switching between different ports for the controller connection.
Make sure you have the updated wheel drivers from your manufacturer website
Try to powercycle the wheel by unplugging it from the PC/Console and then try to reconnect after 15-20 seconds
Workarounds for PC Users
For users of Logitech G29 controller, you can edit the registry:
Win+R type regedit
Navigate to \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\MediaProperties\PrivateProperties\Joystick\OEM\VID_046D&PID_C24F
And change the values of OEMData and OEMName to the following values- 43 00 08 10 19 00 00 00 and Logitech G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel USB
Additionally, after performing a registry edit, you can follow this workaround if the issue persists:
Firstly, uninstall the Logitech G HUB using softwares like geek uninstaller. (It is important to force remove to avoid any leftover)
Plug in the wheel to a USB-3 port in the computer.
Open up Device Manager in your computer. Open up the view tab and select “Device by container”
Make sure to uninstall everything that is under logitech g29
Download and install the official Logitech Gaming Software (not GHUB)
Open the Logitech Gaming Software and confirm that Wheel is detected (Keep it open)
Finally, launch FH4
Do note that most wheels are supported exclusively for either PC or Xbox One.
Here are supported list of wheel controllers from different manufacturers:
Fanatec Wheels Supported List:
Fanatec Clubsport V1 – Fanatec P1 (PC only)
Xbox Fanatec Clubsport V2 – Fanatec P1 Xbox (Xbox One only)
Fanatec Clubsport V2.5 –
Universal HUB (PC only)
BMW GT2 (PC only)
Formula Rim (PC only)
Porsche 918 rim (PC only)
Mclaren GT3 (Xbox One only)
Fanatec CSL E XBOX (Xbox One only) – Fanatec P1 Xbox (Xbox One only)
Fanatec CSL E PS4 – Fanatec P1 PS4 (PC only)
Fanatec CSR wheel (PC only)
Fanatec CSR Elite Wheel (PC only)
Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2 and GT3wheel (PC only)
Fanatec Clubsport Pedals V1, V2, V3 (PC & Xbox One)
Fanatec CSL Pedals (PC & Xbox One)
Fanatec Shifter SQ 1.5 (PC & Xbox One)
Fanatec Handbrake 1.5 (PC & Xbox One)
Logitech Wheels Supported List:
Logitech DriveForce GT (PC only)
Logitech DriveForce Pro (PC only)
Logitech G25 (PC only)
Logitech G27 (PC only)
Logitech G29 (PC only)
Logitech G920 (PC & Xbox One)
Logitech MOMO Force Feedback Racing Wheel (PC only)
MadCatz Wheels Supported List:
MadCatz Pro (Xbox One only)
MadCatz (PC only)
Thrustmaster Wheels Supported List:
Thrustmaster TS-XW (Xbox One only)
Thrustmaster 458 Spider (Xbox One only)
Thrustmaster T150 (PC only)
Thrustmaster T300RS (PC only)
Thrustmaster T-GT (PC only)
Thrustmaster TMX (Xbox One only)
Thrustmaster TS-PC (PC only)
Thrustmaster TX (Xbox One only) –
Thrustmaster RGT (PC only)
Thrustmaster T500 RS (PC only)
Thrustmaster TH8A (PC & Xbox One)
Thrustmaster Sequential Shifter/Handbrake (PC & Xbox One)
Thrustmaster pedals T3PA and T3PA pro (PC & Xbox One).
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