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Reviews state it is very stable, convenient, pre-drilled for the G27, and I would finally be able to use the shifter.

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Tried raceroom teaser yesterday. Graphics look nice, but there was no option to configure my controller.  

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I'm a fan of sim-racing games.  From what I hear, GTR2 is pretty badass.  One of these days, I'll have to give it a spin.

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I'm a fan of sim-racing games.  From what I hear, GTR2 is pretty badass.  One of these days, I'll have to give it a spin.

Try it if you haven't, its pretty good. And exhausting (atleast for me).
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New wheel on it´s way :) http://www.thrustmaster.com/en_US/products/ferrari-f1-wheel-integral-t500

 

$700. eek.gif

But then, it might be worth it.

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$700. eek.gif

But then, it might be worth it.

Didn´t pay that price. It was down to 350$ in some black friday deals.

T500RS is around 380 in sweden though with the F1 wheel it´s a bit more.  Hopefully it´s worth it :)

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Didn´t pay that price. It was down to 350$ in some black friday deals.

T500RS is around 380 in sweden though with the F1 wheel it´s a bit more.  Hopefully it´s worth it :)


Do you use it on a proper rig? Or on a table based setup? 

I want to get one of these, but I'm always afraid I'll have to get the whole seat + frame combo for the best experience.

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Do you use it on a proper rig? Or on a table based setup? 

I want to get one of these, but I'm always afraid I'll have to get the whole seat + frame combo for the best experience.

 

I have a nixim racecraft GT it can take anything. Table based setups is not to bad if they are stable. Ergonomics is considerably better then formula type of cockpits where your ass is below your legs if you can somehow fixate your pedals and chair. I started simracing with just a regular swiveling office chair and it worked too with wheels like the momo racing red and logitech driving force GT.

 

But yes a good cockpit you can adjust to suite you helps with immersion and consistancy and less ass pain for longer races. Running those 2h endurances in my offce chair I remembered the last 15 minutes was just about survival :D

 

 

 

post #55 of 176
I threw together a quick and dirty chair mount to keep it from sliding back from the pedals.



I've been messing around with racing sims since the days of ICR2 and I have to say GSC 2012 is the best single player racing to be had since ICR2. Reiza managed to do with the AI that which ISI was never able. And the cars handle brilliantly - predictable but tricky to hold on the edge. rFactor was mostly pointless for single player, but GSC2012 is a blast. The classic F1 cars are an absolute hoot. I downloaded some skins, whipped up some talent files, and have an F1 1991 season ongoing. Great stuff. And for $19.99 it's a steal.

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Looking to get back into PC sim racing in the near future. I've been content over the last few years with the Forza's and GT5, which are fun and have a decent community. Started getting back into GTR2 and pCARS at the beginning of last year, currently looking at grabbing Asetto Corsa and Rfactor 2.

 

Having since moved countries I had to leave my rig behind but now I'm looking to re-invest. I'm currently looking into building a sim setup based around a CSR/CSR Elite so that I can use it with all my systems. I'll also need to do a new desktop build (or maybe look into a Clevo based system).

 

Slightly off topic: What do you use for sound when sim racing/gaming? I usually only use my headphones when I need to keep the noise down (late night/early morning gaming).

post #57 of 176
In the same boat - headphones for racing. The engine rumble seems to propagate through a house more than a lot of games. I recently switched up from an aged G25 to a CSW and I have to say I do not miss the Grrrrrrthwap....Grrrrrrrthwap every time my computer starts up - that noise also seemed to go straight through the house.

I've been messing with pCars for a year or so - still waiting for it to be drive-able with AI (completely pointless at the moment). I can't bring myself to drop money on rF2 - until they make some serious improvements. The yearly fee is off putting (even though I think, since I'm mostly offline, it wouldn't affect me that much as I understand it). Can't wait to see what AC brings to the table - I try to manage my expectations on these things.

You should check out Game Stock Car 2012 if you haven't already. It's what rFactor should have been and is the best spent $20 in sim racing this year.
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Slightly off topic: What do you use for sound when sim racing/gaming? I usually only use my headphones when I need to keep the noise down (late night/early morning gaming).
Headphones and a Buttkicker for the rumble of the engine (and running over the curb).

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I recently switched up from an aged G25 to a CSW and I have to say I do not miss the Grrrrrrthwap....Grrrrrrrthwap every time my computer starts up - that noise also seemed to go straight through the house.
Thats why I only connect my G27 when I'm ready to play. That sound is sooooo annoying.

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You should check out Game Stock Car 2012 if you haven't already. It's what rFactor should have been and is the best spent $20 in sim racing this year.
I have it downloaded. Going to break the wheel out after I finish messing around with BL2.
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If you want a link to some converted tracks, let me know.
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AI is one thing but once you get hooked to a good racing club/league AI will feel so bland.

 

I do agree GSC AI is about as good as any I seen but it´s so pale in comparison. I do need some career mode to have any fun with AI.

 I am in a PNG 3 historic league currently with changeable weather. two weeks to prepare for the races and if you don´t you are kind of toasted :)

Amazing racing as real as it gets. One problem with AI is as you know it´s AI how can you respect them like they where real? If I put somebody off I feel like I killed someone for real.

Does anybody here get this 190 in heart pulse chasing AI or hotlapping?

 

I really like how the rFactor 2 beta progresses too. Just wished it could have better visuals and the improved tire modelling and all may require me to get a new computer as well. Nothing is free :(

btw yearly fee is well quite okay really. Think about it how many here run games like Far Cry 3 or Battlefield 3 etc for more then a year? Some multiplayer oriented do I am sure but the majority don´t.

If ISI continue to develop updates to rFactor 2 it will probably not seem that bad. I couldn´t cope with the iRacing pricing theme that just got to much for me and it´s a bit behind the rFactor 2 beta in term of physics and car selection I feel.

Tracks look a LOT better though. Visuals is kind of worrying on the rFactor 2 beta but from my experience you get used to this and it´s how the cars behave that really matters. PNG 3 is no benchmark regarding visuals either but it works :)

 

Going by netkar Pro/fva Assetto Corsa should be awesome. Look forward to Reizas upcoming formula Truck series. PCARS I am curious about too. Wonder what sims that will spring out from rFactor  2. As for Simbin I don´t know what to expect. Raceroom Experience I am far from crazy about and who knows if that is "GTR 3" or not.

 

I am using headphones 100 %. I do have neighboors so it´s not like I have an option. I kind of like it because it means I can kill some of the noises my wheels and pedals put out? My T500RS is an extreme improvement over my G27 regarding feel and noise but it still don´t sound like the real deal that don´t sound like anything at all :)

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