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  1. Telos is offline Eternal Being
    Location: Finland
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    Default Racing wheel

    I'm thinking of buying a racing wheel. I'm already really exited cause driving with a pad just isn't enough. I was looking different wheels today and I could use your opinions. One thing I want is a real gear switcher. F1 style pads for switching gears are alright too if some wheel has those. And pedals of course.

    So what wheels do you recommend? Price should be about the same than the Microsoft's own XBOX360 wheel.


  2. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
    Location: Scotland, UK
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    Microsoft's own wheel is the only Force Feedback (FFB) wheel due to their greedy money money money thinking so if you want FFB then that's all that you got for choice, however this wheel is currently have a rethink due to it's tendency to smoke and melt itself inside so at the moment uhh ...not much I'm afraid.
    I'm a bit mental.

  3. Baldy is offline Wibble Wobble
       
    Location: Lancashire, UK
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    Yep typical MS you buy there wheel then it decides to burn your house down. Great
    Another insightful post by Baldy!!

    "Life is like a slush puppy, the longer you leave things the more they melt"


  4. khevolution is offline Most likely To Hit a Tree
     
    Location: Brighton, UK
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    im not 100% but i think the smoke issue was only on a couple of batches, i think they got rid of the problem with the newest lot.

  5. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
    Location: The Dark Side of the Moon
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    I have a wheel and it sits under my bed never to be used. Your ment to get a refit of somekind but i can't be bothered, its never plugged it anyway. I'm sure news ones are fine if you buy one. The problem is they feel a bit cheapplasticy and just don't feel right.
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  6. Telos is offline Eternal Being
    Location: Finland
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    hmm..I'm sure I saw some not MS wheels for XBOX360 which stated that they had FFB. I have to go back and check that.

  7. Telos is offline Eternal Being
    Location: Finland
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    Quick google search found this for me. If I remember correctly this was also in the store: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/ga...s/299&cl=us,en

  8. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
    Location: Scotland, UK
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    LOgitech's Drive FX is the only other wheel and it has some kind of Rumble with 2 motors to produce something like FFB but it's not. The 360 uses an unconventional API for FFB so if you want to make a FFB product for the 360, you need to pay and ask for MS's permission, a load of crap yes, this is why I like racing games on the PS2/3 as you can effectively use any wheel !!
    I'm a bit mental.

  9. Telos is offline Eternal Being
    Location: Finland
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    Now that I search netstores some more I see that there are no choices left. It's either the Logitech DriveFX or Microsoft's own wheel. Logitech's costs 50 euro's less than Microsoft's and Microsoft's isn't available until january. Does anyone have any experience with the Logitech's wheel? I'll go and try it at the store and if it feels ok I think I'll end up with that one.

  10. Telos is offline Eternal Being
    Location: Finland
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    Sorry for my extensive double posting but I've been reading some wheel reviews and I'm changing my opinion. I think the Microsoft's wheel is the best choice. It cost's a bit more and is not available until sometime january 2008 but what I've been reading it's the best wheel. Or does anyone have any other recommendation?


 

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