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I recently got a new computer, and then I got a Logitech G27 wheel, shifter, and pedals. I'm getting hopelessly addicted to iRacing now, but I'm still a rookie and still learning. I like the way iRacing focuses on a safety rating so that one must learn to drive safely as well as fast in order to move up to better races. I've only been playing for two months now. I started with a game controller, but it's much more fun with the steering wheel. Having a clutch and an H-pattern shifter or paddle shifters is just fun! I'm running both oval and road races and trying to work my way up. I'm gradually getting better.  :smile:

 

Here's a low-fi picture of my set-up. Yes, I know the cable management is lacking in this photo! :o 

 

 

Nice! I haven't played iRacing in a long, long time. I feel like it's just too much of a time sink. G27 is a solid wheel but the shifter and pedals leave a bit to be desired unfortunately. 

post #167 of 176
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Nice! I haven't played iRacing in a long, long time. I feel like it's just too much of a time sink. G27 is a solid wheel but the shifter and pedals leave a bit to be desired unfortunately. 

 

I'm still learning, but the pedals feel pretty good to me. What pedals do you like?

 

I know Thrustmaster has a shifter that goes for about $150 that looks much better, but I'm not ready to spend $150 on a shifter alone at this point. I tend to use the H-pattern shifter for stuff like oval races just to get that "NASCAR" feel, but the paddle shifters seem a little faster for road racing cars. I do enjoy using the H-pattern shifter for road racing just because it's really, really fun, but the paddle shifters seem a little faster.

post #168 of 176
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I'm still learning, but the pedals feel pretty good to me. What pedals do you like?

 

I know Thrustmaster has a shifter that goes for about $150 that looks much better, but I'm not ready to spend $150 on a shifter alone at this point. I tend to use the H-pattern shifter for stuff like oval races just to get that "NASCAR" feel, but the paddle shifters seem a little faster for road racing cars. I do enjoy using the H-pattern shifter for road racing just because it's really, really fun, but the paddle shifters seem a little faster.

 

I've become accustomed to the Fanatec Clubsport V2 Pedals. Pretty expensive for what they are, but damn do they feel nice. Specifically, braking and clutch actuation is done very well. I find that a good set of pedals is as import (or even more important) than a decent wheel.

post #169 of 176
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I've become accustomed to the Fanatec Clubsport V2 Pedals. Pretty expensive for what they are, but damn do they feel nice. Specifically, braking and clutch actuation is done very well. I find that a good set of pedals is as import (or even more important) than a decent wheel.

 

Thanks for the advice. What games are you playing? I'm sorry, but I have not read every post in the thread.

 

I find iRacing to be very good... 

 

What games do you think are better?

post #170 of 176

Gran Trismo 6.

 

 

 

 

:beerchug:

post #171 of 176

I don't think Gran Turismo 6 is available for PC. I believe it is only for Playstation.

 

I don't play Playstation or XBox.

 

I prefer games for full-on Windows PC.

post #172 of 176
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Thanks for the advice. What games are you playing? I'm sorry, but I have not read every post in the thread.

 

I find iRacing to be very good... 

 

What games do you think are better?

 

iRacing was pretty awesome physics wise from what I remember (it's been at least 2 years since I last touched it though) but I found it hard to maintain a regular commitment to it for online leagues and both the car and track selection were a bit limited.

 

Lately my primary racers have been PCARS (physics remain wonky at best, track and vehicle selection are fantastic though) and I've heard some very good things about Assetto Corsa so I'll probably pick that up in the near future.

post #173 of 176
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How is the CSW treating you? I've heard so much good and bad that it gets confusing. Nice seating angle.

Sorry, been off the forum for a bit.

I had the same concerns about the Fanatec stuff- seems people either love it or have terrible experiences with the company. I decided to gamble since there wasn't much else out there that ticked the right boxes for me. So far I think it's very good. Feels great, right amount of on wheel buttons, on/off switch, quiet, etc. I like being able to tweak the FF on the fly, in game. I haven't put many hours on it thus far though.

I'm still trying to find the best seating angle - tried many variations - this one feels the best for longer stints thus far.


Just thought I'd update this a bit. A couple of months ago, my Fanatec wheel did stop working as intended - any amount of force when turning the wheel would cause it to power off. I had had the wheel for over a year, so I thought I was SOL. I contacted Fanatec and it took them about a week to respond. But they gave me a case number and told me to send it to a repair dude. He installed new motors and shipped right back, no charge.

I was initially concerned about the quality control and customer services issues I had read about before I bought Fanatec, but I have to say they handled this to my satisfaction, where many other companies would have charged me a chunk to get things working again. And, the wheel handles better than ever - which is to say very well. So if anyone is thinking about the CSW, I have no regrets in making the splurge.


Oh, and some good looking stuff coming down the pipe for GSC 2013.
post #174 of 176

Currently racing Legends cars at South Boston in iRacing. Here's a video (not my video)...

 

 

post #175 of 176

I just joined the sim racing club last week.  I picked up a used G25 locally and tried it with Assetto Corsa.  All I can say is WOW.  I have played GT5 a lot with the regular PS3 controller, but it simply didn't compare to just running a practice lap on 1966 Monza (no chicanes!) in a Zonda R.  It was absolutely terrifying!  The best part for me is when you lift off the throttle you can clearly hear the well recorded crackle and bang on the over-run in your headphones.  Didn't hear it as clearly on the poor TV speakers though.  If you are on the fence about Assetto Corsa, try out the demo and I think you will know if you want to take the plunge.

 

I also briefly tried GT6, Race 07, and GTR2 and they are all worthy of your time, but Assetto Corsa is the only one that blew me away with the short time I spent on it.  Still need to try out the wheel with F1 2013, NFS Shift 2, and of course Euro Truck Simulator 2.  I kind of have a huge game backlog to work through...

 

I just can't wait for the consumer version of the Occulus Rift.  Combine that with some good headphones and your wheel and you have the ultimate sim race experience with Assetto Corsa.  I want to try iRacing, but too much gaming backlog.

post #176 of 176
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I just joined the sim racing club last week.  I picked up a used G25 locally and tried it with Assetto Corsa.  All I can say is WOW.  I have played GT5 a lot with the regular PS3 controller, but it simply didn't compare to just running a practice lap on 1966 Monza (no chicanes!) in a Zonda R.  It was absolutely terrifying!  The best part for me is when you lift off the throttle you can clearly hear the well recorded crackle and bang on the over-run in your headphones.  Didn't hear it as clearly on the poor TV speakers though.  If you are on the fence about Assetto Corsa, try out the demo and I think you will know if you want to take the plunge.

I also briefly tried GT6, Race 07, and GTR2 and they are all worthy of your time, but Assetto Corsa is the only one that blew me away with the short time I spent on it.  Still need to try out the wheel with F1 2013, NFS Shift 2, and of course Euro Truck Simulator 2.  I kind of have a huge game backlog to work through...

I just can't wait for the consumer version of the Occulus Rift.  Combine that with some good headphones and your wheel and you have the ultimate sim race experience with Assetto Corsa.  I want to try iRacing, but too much gaming backlog.

Nice, been a Netkar/Kunus fan a long time, his physics were great with namie!
I've tried them all out too over the years, KUNUS is way ahead of the rest for things I care about. LFS was a lot of fun too, they just came out of the wood works and released an update for the DK2 as well.

Got a DK2 arriving some soon, can't wait to try it out with AC.
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