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Are racing wheels worth it?

Discussion in 'Euro Truck Simulator 2' started by timothyy, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Does buying the Logitech G27 or any other racing wheel for that matter make the game more enjoyable? I'm sitting on the fence about buying a wheel and I'm just wondering how much of a difference there is than using keyboard. Is the money worth it for the fun you get out of using it?
  2. well yes because you dont have much control with the keyboard on track (you might do with games like: Geoff Crammonds Grand Prix series and Codemasters F1 Series), its much more tense on rFactor because when your using the keyboard while driving in rfactor and you go to turn for a corner and you press on of the steer buttons it turns fully straight away and using without TC is dangerous if in a situation of starting the race or turning to be a matter of fact so yes steering wheels even cheap steering wheels is essential
  3. Andi Goodwin

    Andi Goodwin
    Premium Member

    its hard to drive with your elbow resting on the window , and your other hand on the keyboard , but even for eurotruck , having a wheel and pedals and a Hbox will bring a new dimension to this game

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  4. I take my hat off to people who manage to drive (and drive well)with a keyboard, I really do. But even if you can drive well, there is just nothing like the feeling of reality that you get from using even the cheapest wheel. It transforms games into sims. I was over the Moon with my DFGT, and would highly recommend it, but if you can stretch a bit further you will not regret getting a G27. I use mine every day, an expensive toy that is paying me back each day. Soon it will break even and continue paying me. I just would not be without a wheel. Of course it might be difficult to justify a G27 for this one game alone, but you could get a reasonable, cheaper wheel if you are only going to use it in ETS. In the end it depends on whether you are a casual gamer or a serious sim racer. :)
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  5. Turk

    Premium Member

    The difference is like night and day. There's a lot more sim there once you start using a wheel. If you have a collection of driving games you can justify getting a wheel because you'll be able to go back to those games and see them in a new light.

    The problem is for a game like euro truck you would really want a wheel that can do 900 degree rotation. My current wheel only does 270 degrees and it get's twitchy. Unfortunately 900 degree wheels tend to be on the pricey side.

    But even my cheap wheel improved gameplay so much that I'm now completely hooked and moving onto a more expensive wheel.
  6. i wouldnt play car games/ racing sims without my wheel now..
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  7. Thanks for the feedback, I'm definitely going to buy a Logitech G27 now.
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  8. i would personally go with fanatec gt3rs v2 if going to spend money on g27 ffb on fanatec wheel is much more precise and smoother
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  9. Yes definitely, made my racing experience MUCH better!