Slightly Mad Studios entirely maddening gamepad control in Project CARS (PS4, Dualshock 4)

Project CARS
Project CARS

Slightly Mad Studios have produced driving games with arguably the most intense and thrilling driving experiences available: Need for Speed: Shift, Shift 2: Unleashed, Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends and now Project CARS.

They all have something in common: nearly undrivable gamepad control out of the box. Amazingly, they are clearly aware of this and so consistently and uniquely offer a bewildering array of unexplained, sometimes cryptically named sliders that allow you to fine tune the controls to your preference.

Project CARS on PS4’s Dualshock 4 is no exception and it took around 18 hours of play before I finally got a controller setup I was happy with. Here it is:

Gameplay / Authenticity

  • Steering Assistance: No
  • Braking Assistance: No
  • Anti-Lock Brakes: Yes
  • Stability Control: Yes
  • Traction Control: Yes

Controls / Configuration

Go down and set this first:

  • Controller Input Mode: 2
  • Advanced: Off


  • Steering Deadzone: 0
  • Steering Sensitivity: 0
  • Throttle Deadzone: 0
  • Throttle Sensitivity: 5
  • Brake Deadzone: 5
  • Brake Sensitivity: 30
  • Clutch Deadzone: 13
  • Clutch Sensitivity: 45
  • Speed Sensitivity: 65
  • Controller Filtering Sensitivity: 65

It’s making the game most enjoyable again and if you’re looking for a gamepad setup for Project CARS I hope it helps.

2 thoughts on “Slightly Mad Studios entirely maddening gamepad control in Project CARS (PS4, Dualshock 4)

  1. Thank you I’m glad you are smart enough to figure out the settings and I appreciate your talent, and shearing the knowledge, I almost gave up on the game.

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