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Does anyone play R3E with an Xbox Elite Controller?

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by Metalogic, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Metalogic

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    Does anyone play R3E with an Xbox Elite Controller? Obviously sims like this are best played with a wheel, but I just don't have space in my current living environment for one, and already have this controller.

    If so, which sticks/paddles and settings do you use? It's quite a lot more customisable than the standard Xbox Controller - you have a choice of stick lengths (the longer ones may help with more precise steering), and you can use up to 4 assignable paddles underneath, you can also configure a lot of settings, including thumbstick sensitivity and trigger min/max values, in the Xbox software that works with this controller on PC.

    Compared to other comparable racing sims (rFactor2, Game Stock Car Extreme/Automobilista, Assetto Corsa, etc.), how easy is it to us a gamepad like the Xbox Elite/One controller with R3E - is it any better or worse than sims I mentioned?
     
  2. Andy Kettler

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    R3E and AC have a customizable speed sensitive steering and return option so they are more pad friendly :)
     
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  3. Azfalt Raser

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    I picked up the Raceroom controller. It was much easier to use than a stick type controller - more precise imo. $25.00 on U.S. Ebay raceroom store. Keep it as a backup in the event my wheel ever dies or is disabled. Just search youtube and you'll find a short video ad for it.
     
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  4. Metalogic

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    The controller with the little wheel? It looks to be fairly poorly made, though, which puts me off somewhat
     
  5. Azfalt Raser

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    holy cow - controller snob!:D jus kidding.
    Well the last controller I owned was a Nintendo 64 :O_o:, playing Michael Schumacher F1 game, all night, with a buddy and a case of beer. It suddenly hit me why my laptimes were crap as the night went on....the controller ;). It was those gaming sessions where you woke up late the next day and my thumbnail (from the dpad) was bruised purple.:roflmao:
     
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  7. Azfalt Raser

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    that's the one. It's not bad. I haven't fine tuned the settings for it, since I have my wheel. But I have tried it and it seems easier (to me) than the standard controllers without the wheel attachment.
     
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  8. Metalogic

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    Whilst the steering wheel looks potentially like a good idea, I've heard that the buttons are not very good and it doesn't have progressive analog triggers, is that the case?