This guide shows how to eliminate the default deadzone settings for the steering wheel (commonly the x-axis). Other games also benefit from this guide, e.g. Tourist Bus Simulator and The Bus.
Since I could find no way to remove such deadzone using the game’s Settings UI, I decided to grasp some of the internal files. Now I can use the full range of my steering wheel.
The guide was tested with my own steering wheel (here), which has only 180 degrees and was severely impacted by the game’s default 25% deadzone. Hopefully it may also be of use to those with more sophisticated devices, e.g. G27, G29, and the like.
2) Search for the
tag and look for all gamepad axes entries that contain a non-null value for the deadzone parameter. For example:
3) Edit the deadzone parameter to
or any other value that you find appropriate for your device.
4) Repeat step 3 for every line that has a non-null value for the deadzone parameter.
5) Save the changes and open Tourist Bus Simulator. Evaluate whether these edits improve your gaming experience or not.