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A new steering wheel - oooh yes please..

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Flibster, 11 Jan 2006.

  1. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 34,182

    Anyone who's read posts from me in any threads about steering wheel controls knows that I pimp only 1....

    BRD Sim pedals and wheels...

    However - they've released info on the Speed7 wheel - designed to go with the Speed7 pedals that have been out for a while...

    It's a beast. :D

    Released March 11th....
    Cost....

    £950 for the basic wheel - looking at £1100ish for the one with the integrated LCD.

    Images and info: http://www.teambrd.co.uk/speed7-wheel.html

    Yup - I've pre-ordered one - will go nicely with my speed7 pedals *3 pedal set*

    I have yet to be disapointed by any of their products ever - lets hope that it continues.

    Simon/~Flibster

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    All I need now is another proper gear stick control and I'll be back playing GPL witha vengence.

    I broke my last one. :(
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    Last edited: 11 Jan 2006
  2. Farty two

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Jun 2005

    Posts: 145

    :D COOL

    thats serious money for a steering wheel i bet they rock!!

    i take it you'll go to Francorchamps on 11 March with your free pass now
     
  3. Nieldo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,992

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Pretty pointless for me :p Ive always been proper rubbish on racing games with wheels controling, I havnt got a clue why but they just make my driving worse lol.

    Pretty nice tho
     
  4. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    My first wheel and pedal set from them cost me £400 - still works flawlessly today. *has had the USB upgrade done to it though*

    Got the Speed7 pedals already *3 pedal set - proper clutch* and it's great.

    I don't just use it for racing games though - I use it as a teaching and training tool for myself and other people. Especially for new tracks I've not driven around.

    As for Spa - may go - depends if I can get away for my Mum's birthday which is incidentally the same day...

    Bugger...

    Simon/~Flibster
     
  5. 50/50

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    Wtf, you're insane!
     
  6. isthisusername

    Associate

    Joined: 9 Oct 2005

    Posts: 23

    Hi Flipster,
    What driving games do you play? Been out the scene for a bit... I used to have a wheel (logitech FF) but thought it was only worth it for a few games.. mainly Grand Prix Legends where the Force Feedback and general programming and game (sim) was brilliant. Heard GT Legends , Richard Burns and GTR are good.
     
  7. Flibster

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    It was GPL and GP4 mainly.

    Refuse to touch GT Legends and GTR as they use starforce as the protection - if I want software that will hapilly open up my system to hackers I'll plug my windows98 pc into the network...

    Hoping that a stonking racing game will come out soon so I can have a bit of fun with it.

    Simon/~Flibster
     
  8. Behemoth

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Dec 2002

    Posts: 2,834

    Location: Cornwall

    I know I need something better than ye logitech Vibration feed back wheel I've got, but that is well !! If only I could affford to blow that o a steering wheel for my PC !! I could get a new car for that.

    However it does look like top quality gear, and if I was allowed to borrow one, I wouldn't say no !!
     
  9. frogboy

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 May 2004

    Posts: 516

    So you've spent about 1k on a steering wheel and your refusing to play probably the best racing game out at the moment..GT Legends.

    You do know that even if Starforce does do something bad the world isn't going to come crashing down and it might actually be worth taking the risk, especially if you've got money to burn. You can just buy a new PC..

    Mental.. :)
     
  10. Flibster

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    If you don't mind missing out on Force feedback *which tbh is only a gimmick* try some of the older wheels they do - like the Show V2 with a set of Pro Pedals - you'll only really need 2 pedals so don't bother with the clutch.

    I've still got their original F1 Sim wheel here and it's as reliable and accurate as the day I bought it. *coming up to 8 years old now...*

    Bolted together like a beast too.

    However - Show V2 wheel + Pro = £400

    But what you really - really want is one of these.. ;)
    http://www.brdsim.com/product/simulators/brd-lotus-49.html
    Or http://www.brdsim.com/product/simulators/brd-05-car.html

    Simon/~Flibster
     
  11. [Death]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

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    Location: Gloucester, UK

    £1k for a wheel....damn i thought i was crazy!
     
  12. bledd

    Don

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    and i thought my £70 razer boomslang was a lot
     
  13. Behemoth

    Mobster

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    Location: Cornwall

    Even £400 on a wheel wold be very expensive, i realise you get what youpay for though.
     
  14. Farty two

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Jun 2005

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    i take it these wheels are nothing short of real driving minus the rain :D

    i thought i payed out to much on steel battalion when it came out that was only 140

    flibster are you getting the one with the lcd
     
  15. William

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    Location: Derby

    Hmmm for that money you could get a clapped out Pug205, strip it bare then rally it. Certainly more fun and brown pants material than any simulator.

    But that wheel does look the business, not sure I would spend that amount of money on any controller, or one bit of PC hardware. :)
     
  16. ScarySquirrel

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    How is it a gimmick?

    when i got a force feedback wheel it helped my driving loads because you can actually feel when you start to lose the backend around a corner.

    Its good for you that you got money to burn, i personally would rather buy a new PC than a £900 wheel, hope it rocks for you though.
     
  17. isthisusername

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    In my opinion Force feedback is great, provided it is programmed properly. Where it is just 'thrown in' by some programmers just to 'say it is there' and turns out crap providing a hinderence to the game.
    The FF in GPLegends was absolutely brilliant and made the game (sim) 10 times better.
    The programmers really put some effort into it.
     
  18. DaveyD

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    I think he means it's not exactly the most realistic effect compared to really driving, or something along those lines anyway. Flibster knows what he's on about :p
     
  19. Flibster

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    VBeen there
    Done That
    Crashed it
    Hurt me

    Upgraded to a slightly bigger and hugely more expensive toy. :D

    Yup.

    What you feel through the wheel in a proper car is only part of the full experience

    You feel what the car is going through your own movement in the car, g-forces acting on you, what you feel through your backside, through your fingertips on the wheel, through your feet on the pedals...

    If I felt what you get on force feedback through a real car I'd be seriously worried...something would be extremely wrong with the car.

    Simon/~Flibster
     
  20. William

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    An Impreza? :p