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Created On: 01/18/2006 09:44 PM
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 01/18/2006 09:44 PM
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Aggdaddy
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I wanted to see what did you guys think of a different type of driving interface for racing games we all like to play. It would be kind of like a rc controller with manual gear shifters setup like a motorcycle kinda.

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 01/18/2006 09:53 PM
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interesting concept, but where's the handbrake? it could be programmed, I know.

I'm a very good driver with the xbox controller, I've tried wheel/pedal setups but to me they feel numb.

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 01/18/2006 09:59 PM
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Well that's the trick. It depends on the game. It was sorta designed around Gran Tursimo 4 and the hand brake is usually the circle button.

But also, that is a feature in the wheel where you don't have to take your hand off the wheel or extend your pinky to touch the circle button. You can just tilt the wheel to the right to indicate that you want to hit the circle button.

However I've never had to use the hand brake in Gran Turismo 4.

I don't really like wheel and pedal setups either. Takes a lot to setup properly and takes up alot of room. With this setup, I feel its a bit more responsive than using a full size driving wheel.

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 01/19/2006 01:46 PM
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That thing looks like my nitro rc cars remote. That wouldnt work anyways because
good racing games force you to balance gas and brake at the same time.
 01/19/2006 03:37 PM
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QUOTE(Ace_spyder @ Jan 19 2006, 12:46 PM)That thing looks like my nitro rc cars remote. That wouldnt work anyways because
good racing games force you to balance gas and brake at the same time.
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You're not forced to drive in any fashion. You can drive can drive anyway you like. This controller would make it easier to put down some good laptimes, but its not a direct replacement for a good wheel and pedal combo.

Personally I have never had to drive like that on a game unless I wanted to play around with burnouts, and I can hold my own on most driving games.

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