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    Red face You can't spell "Wheel" without "Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"

    Guys,

    I played pCARS with controller from the start and was quite happy with it. I put some rubber foam rings (originally meant for more accuracy in FPS games) around my steering stick which do a pretty decent job making my steering more precise.
    But as my now 6 months old daughter grows and recently started pulling on my controller while sitting on my lap (resulting in some rather unconventional ontrack maneuvers), I decided and convinced my wife to get a wheel.

    So I bought myself a Wheel Stand pro, a T3PA and a 458 Spider Wheel, which, due to a little "happy accident" on ebay, will be replaced by a TX within the next days.
    By the way: I don't like the button placement and assignment on the 458 rim. It happened several times to me that I pressed A (resp. its twin) instead of the D-Pad. So I ordered a Leather 28GT rim for some 65 on Amazon.

    However, even with the current setup without FFB, I'd explain the difference between controller and wheel like, riding a bicycle sitting forwards instead of standing backwards. All of a sudden it's no more wobbling and yanking the car around but precise driving, whoohooo!

    ATM there's only one thing for me left to learn: After the start I tend to forget to put my left foot on the brake, resulting in me taking the first corner with a depressed clutch instead of braking.
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    Con: Very fast.

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    yes a wheel really opens the game up for you and gives you much more precise control and also ups the immersion, I will never race again with a controller, the tx is a fantastic wheel, wouldn't be without mine

    Enjoy!!
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    The thing is: In comparison to Forza5, which I played before and just keep in the cupboard for when my brother comes around for a split screen race, pCARS was very controller-friendly* and gave me a quite realistic and immersive feeling. I had no doubt a wheel would knock things up a notch, but I was (and am) amazed how huge the difference is!

    *) at least after patch 1.4
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    Quote Originally Posted by ao1977 View Post
    The thing is: In comparison to Forza5, which I played before and just keep in the cupboard for when my brother comes around for a split screen race, pCARS was very controller-friendly* and gave me a quite realistic and immersive feeling. I had no doubt a wheel would knock things up a notch, but I was (and am) amazed how huge the difference is!

    *) at least after patch 1.4
    Wait until you get the TX. FFB can turn sim racing into a seriously awesome addiction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiden View Post
    Wait until you get the TX. FFB can turn sim racing into a seriously awesome addiction.
    Got it today. Sweet Baby Jesus, that thing almost ripped my wrists apart! I turned FFB down to 50% for a start.
    The last FFB wheel I owned some ten years ago was a Logitech plastic toy named Formula Force GP. I did honestly NOT expect the TX motor to be that strong, this is amazing!

    A first quick setup
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    Turns out my daughter likes the sound of GT3 cars.
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    Hi Abe, I already knew that thread, but thanks for the reminder. I will tinker around with the recommended settings; as far as I understood the contents of the thread I should reduce the tire force a bit.

    Anyway, the wheel is a big chunk of fun even with the default settings!

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    I've also just got a wheel for this game (Thrustmaster TX) and I must say it has transformed the way the game feels especially after reading up on differant forums looking for settings. I have now found via youtube some great settings that seem pretty much universal give or take a few little treeks here and there so just loving the experience at the mo..
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    Playing racing game with a wheel is the only way to do it IMO. I used to play racing games with gamepad and wheel, but now I don't even bother playing it on the gamepad, because it's just not the same once you get used to playing with a wheel.
    The immersion you get with a wheel it's great, I can spend hours and hours on the game, even just hot lapping different tracks and cars on my own. I've never experienced a better racing game. Overall, the wheel is the way forward. Also try and play with headphones, really make a difference for the experience of the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ao1977 View Post
    As far as I understood the contents of the thread I should reduce the tire force a bit.
    Yup

    Leave FFB at 100 & lower the tire force till it feels good to your liking.
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