I have Steam's pre-release WRC working on the Accuforce Pro V2, but without being able to use telemetry and/or SimCommander4.5, I believe the new WRC is ... rather unremarkable. Haven't played much with the in game's force feedback other than to confirm there is some. I had no problem configuring the game for Fanatec Pedals, Project D H-shifter, etc. However, the existing force feedback is lackluster at best. I went rapidly through the menus and could not find a data out option for UDP ports, etc. With that in mind, I strongly recommend folks wait to purchase this title until telemetry based force feedback is available using SimCommander4.5.
Over the next few days, I am sure I will tinker with it quite a bit and I promise to update you if I find the magic in game force feedback settings. Meanwhile, graphically, it is also stutterfest.
For those who want a comparison to FM...
Forza Motorsport's force feedback is quantum leagues above the new WRC's force feedback. So, despite the fact that Forza Motorsport currently has the worst racing AI in the industry and a veritable encyclopedia of PC based bugs, I personally feel it is currently far superior to WRC on the Accuforce Pro V2. I also believe this situation to be temporary as both titles will undoubtedly be patched extensively over time.
As always, your mileage may vary...
UPDATE 10/31/23: After running several sectors in WRC, the stutterfest issue is largely resolved. This is apparently a shader pre-cache issue so the more you run a stage, the better things get. Either way, cornering is much smoother without the constant stuttering.
In my younger days, I spent literally countless hours flying across the desert in a Class 2 sandrail on sand, dirt, gravel, mud and even water. Replicating the steering feel of tires sunk an inch into gravel or sand just isn't happening... And, in the absence of telemetry, motion and SC4.5, there is a huge piece of the pie missing which SimXperience normally provides. Nevertheless, I am starting to have a lot of fun with WRC. But, I look forward to telemetry so we can get that piece of the pie back.
In the meantime, my best non-SC4.5, non-telemetry based WRC game vibration/ffb settings are currently as follows:
Self Aligning Torque: 80
Wheel Friction: 105
Tyre Friction: 75
Tyre Slip: 55
Soft Lock: 0
Steering Centre Force: Off
You will feel some of the canned effects with the above settings such as the popping popcorn and odd wheel slip, but without them it just feels too bland.
As an aside, I have my Accuforce Pro V2 set to default (when not using SC4.5) to 75% intensity and 540 degrees but I will likely up the intensity slightly for this particular game.
I am sharing these settings as a STARTING POINT in order to save all of you a couple of hours of setup time. But, I am no force feedback guru. So, if you manage to divine what you believe are decent and/or better and/or more communicative WRC ffb settings, please take the time to share them in this thread.
Thanks in advance!