View Full Version : [TMA] Force Feedback Steering Wheels
May 6 2011, 09:01:28 AM
I always thought that force feedback is just kind of a fancy gimmick, until 4 weeks ago when I went to a colleagues BBQ party and he let me have a go at DIRT 2 with his old Logitech FF wheel.
Within 10 seconds I realized that I have been missing out on something awesome all these years. The handling and everything is superb... and you actually have some proper feel where your car is drifting etc etc... Suffice to say, I was flabbergasted (I love that word)
Which one of you fine gentlemen can recommend me a good Force Feedback wheel and give me some pointers?
May 6 2011, 10:04:33 AM
Logitech G25. G27 is pretty similar and if you don't care about having the sequential shifter option the pedals are apparently better. I can believe this as heel/toe with the G25 just doesn't work for me but I always put it down to me being a terrible driver. Personally I couldn't live without the sequential shifter, I use it as the handbrake in games where I'm not using the H shifter (RBR).
Don't buy a cheap option you'll regret it in a year, especially pay attention to the pedals as you'll be stomping on them with far too much force when you get excited :D.
May 6 2011, 10:45:56 AM
Logitech Driving Force GT, easily the best wheel you can get for 100€.
It's being marketed as a console wheel but works on PC without problems.
Unless you wan't to spend a fortune for a G25/G27.
Or maybe even http://thomas-superwheel.com/
But that's SRSBSNSNECKBEARD'ism.
You should also check out proper racing sims like Live for Speed or rFactor(moar shiney, better sound, shitloads of mods, but less realistic feel as LFS)
Richard Burns Rally if you want the ultimate rally sim.
Kepp in mind all those games will blow your mind if you're used to Arcade stuff like Dirt/Colin Mc Rae.
May 6 2011, 10:55:22 AM
Wait...actually..it looks like Logitech has stopped production of G27. :psyduck:
May 6 2011, 11:53:24 AM
G25 checkin' in. 8-)
Love the FF (toned down a tad from default) for NFS: Shift. Being able to feel the road surface really ups the immersion, but not enough IMO to justify the G27 price tag. Can't get new G25's on the cheap any more. :(
May 6 2011, 12:33:02 PM
Thats what I thought... cheap solutions are cheap, what you pay is what you get mostly with the wheels...
Crap. Welp, time to save some moneh for the G27 solution then. I looked at the Driving Force, but I still like the steel G27 much better. If you buy controllers, you should be able to pee on/in them and lobotomize your neighbours dog with a well placed hit with it.
May 6 2011, 12:57:36 PM
Only downsides of the Driving Force GT:
.) No H-gearbox(Highly situational, makes no sense unless a game supports Clutch pedal and theres a benefit to using it)
.) The flappy paddle gearbox thingies aren't proper paddles but moar like buttons
The pedals are pretty good, same as with the old (out of production) Momo Racing Force. The metal stuff on G25/G27 pedals is mostly bling.
May 7 2011, 12:49:27 AM
Last I heard fanatech makes the best wheels. Check out the sim racing tonight channel on youtube for way more info than you want on sim racing gear as well as a chick with a huge rack that is way too hot to be talking about sim racing.
May 14 2011, 09:11:24 PM
I used to use a Logitech MOMO steering wheel for GTR and GTR2.
I bought a cheaper wheel, and then needed to upgrade it later to the MOMO one, which is still not the best. I will still get a G25 one day when I find a racing game worth playing on PC again. I used to love GTR2.
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