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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

    Metalogic
    Premium Member

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

    Metalogic
    Premium Member

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

    Metalogic
    Premium Member

  7. 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

    Metalogic
    Premium Member

    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?