Logitech G27 Force Feedback Wheel and Pedal Set (PS3/PC) - £222.05 @ Amazon
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Logitech G27 Force Feedback Wheel and Pedal Set (PS3/PC) - £222.05 @ Amazon

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Found 24th Oct 2013
I have been looking to buy one of these for a few weeks as it's rated one of the best steering wheels for racing/driving simulators.

I was going to buy one yesterday for £270 from Curry's as it has been hard to find at any reputable shops, online and offline, other than Pixmania (£250), which I have heard too many horror stories from.

Decided to have a quick look on Amazon today before I commit to a purchase and lo and behold a G27 sold directly through Amazon with Prime at a £50 saving, Hooray!

Note. This does not work with Xbox as the title shows.

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No sequential shifter??

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youtube.com/wat…v5o

Here's a complimentary video showing the G27 in action with Eurotruck simulator and an Oculus Rift, Nerd Heaven.

I believe it can work with the 360, but it requires a doo-hickey gadget box thing. (technical term )
playseat.com/en/…ter

sidewards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipbtMJagv5oHere's a complimentary video … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipbtMJagv5oHere's a complimentary video showing the G27 in action with Eurotruck simulator and an Oculus Rift, Nerd Heaven.



My next (hopefully) big nerd gadget purchase is going to be the OR, I can't decide whether to go for the lower spec dev model now, or wait another year for the higher specced retail

Certainly the cheapest at the moment, but if the past few years are anything to go by it will be £149 at some point before Christmas.

I have a driving force gt and it does me fine on the PC. That mixed with Eyefinity from AMD and a Audio Transducer under the chair and its a great setup for not too much money. The G27 may be a great wheel but it is a large investment and if I spent that money I would want to be sure that I'd use the wheel a lot.

Seeing as we're on the racing topic though, what is the best racing game out there right now? I love shift 2 but cant find anything that beats that just yet. F1 games are good generally too long or hard, Dirt series is good in its own right but I'm looking for a Shift 2 beater.

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Rhoobarb

My next (hopefully) big nerd gadget purchase is going to be the OR, I … My next (hopefully) big nerd gadget purchase is going to be the OR, I can't decide whether to go for the lower spec dev model now, or wait another year for the higher specced retail



I'm in the same quandary at the moment and I think I will do the same and wait as I'm quite frugal and don't want to feel the redundancy of my old model in a years time.

sidewards

I'm in the same quandary at the moment and I think I will do the same and … I'm in the same quandary at the moment and I think I will do the same and wait as I'm quite frugal and don't want to feel the redundancy of my old model in a years time.



So is the retail model coming out next year? I thought I'd read it was another dev model first.
Edited by: "pipehippy" 24th Oct 2013

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sparx1981

I have a driving force gt and it does me fine on the PC. That mixed with … I have a driving force gt and it does me fine on the PC. That mixed with Eyefinity from AMD and a Audio Transducer under the chair and its a great setup for not too much money. The G27 may be a great wheel but it is a large investment and if I spent that money I would want to be sure that I'd use the wheel a lot.Seeing as we're on the racing topic though, what is the best racing game out there right now? I love shift 2 but cant find anything that beats that just yet. F1 games are good generally too long or hard, Dirt series is good in its own right but I'm looking for a Shift 2 beater.



Personally I'm into racing simulators and rally games, so for me it's gran the turismo's and DiRT's, I also like the Grid series.

Its all rumours and dev shows. Feels like we've been waiting for this for ages already. Does anyone have any ideas on costs for dev or retail? Also if you got the dev version, how do you get things to work with it? Will most things work?

pipehippy

So is the retail model coming out next year? I thought I'd read it was … So is the retail model coming out next year? I thought I'd read it was another dev model first.



AFAIK the retail unit is due out Q4 2014.

sparx1981

Its all rumours and dev shows. Feels like we've been waiting for this for … Its all rumours and dev shows. Feels like we've been waiting for this for ages already. Does anyone have any ideas on costs for dev or retail? Also if you got the dev version, how do you get things to work with it? Will most things work?



Dev units are available now for $300+Shipping, but as I understand it there is quite a wait. You can buy from ebay, but these reach silly money prices.

The Dev units are basically 'lite' version of what the retail units are going to be. The official differences (currently) are that dev units are 720p and reportedly suffer from a 'screen door effect', while retail units are 1080p and no screen door effect.
Also I believe there is a head tracking feature lacking from the dev units, i.e. for leaning.

Edited by: "Rhoobarb" 24th Oct 2013

Great wheel had mine a year

Original Poster

sparx1981

Its all rumours and dev shows. Feels like we've been waiting for this for … Its all rumours and dev shows. Feels like we've been waiting for this for ages already. Does anyone have any ideas on costs for dev or retail? Also if you got the dev version, how do you get things to work with it? Will most things work?



You can order a dev kit directly from their website as they ship internationally, you will probably be charged extra for shipping and tax after customs. And as for the retail version I think they have suffered set-backs as one of the co-founders was killed in a police chase earlier this year.

There are compatible games for the rift, made possible by developer support.

I'm just curious, how many games actually support using a clutch? I'd like to play a racing game having to use the clutch to shift etc, but I wouldn't pay over £100 for it.

zedlor

I'm just curious, how many games actually support using a clutch? I'd … I'm just curious, how many games actually support using a clutch? I'd like to play a racing game having to use the clutch to shift etc, but I wouldn't pay over £100 for it.



Dirt 3, GT5/6, NFS Shift 1/2 although support in some is not the best. Dirt 3's implementation seems the best as in NFS Shift I think it will change gear even if you don't clutch although it is slower. GT5's I always found a bit unreliable. Also some cars in GT5/6 have 7 gears and so you have to use the flappy paddle shifter for those anyway.

Oh and when I bought mine it was only £170. Seem to have ramped the price up or I got lucky.
Edited by: "CyDoNiA" 24th Oct 2013

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CyDoNiA

[quote=zedlor]Oh and when I bought mine it was only £170. Seem to have … [quote=zedlor]Oh and when I bought mine it was only £170. Seem to have ramped the price up or I got lucky.



According to camelizer it has dipped below the £200 mark for around 4 months out of 4 years.
Edited by: "sidewards" 24th Oct 2013

Rhoobarb

My next (hopefully) big nerd gadget purchase is going to be the OR, I … My next (hopefully) big nerd gadget purchase is going to be the OR, I can't decide whether to go for the lower spec dev model now, or wait another year for the higher specced retail



You have to wait. From what I'm reading the differences now between the dev unit and a finished retail one are going to be huge. Not just double the resolution but also big changes in the latency.

I haven't been this excited about a piece of tech since my first go on the Amiga

techpops

You have to wait. From what I'm reading the differences now between the … You have to wait. From what I'm reading the differences now between the dev unit and a finished retail one are going to be huge. Not just double the resolution but also big changes in the latency. I haven't been this excited about a piece of tech since my first go on the Amiga



It does look the dogs cogs, and that's the dev version. Looks like I'm waiting then :D, It's going to take me a while to count the 1 & 2p's anyway X)
Edited by: "Rhoobarb" 24th Oct 2013

sidewards

You can order a dev kit directly from their website as they ship … You can order a dev kit directly from their website as they ship internationally, you will probably be charged extra for shipping and tax after customs. And as for the retail version I think they have suffered set-backs as one of the co-founders was killed in a police chase earlier this year.There are compatible games for the rift, made possible by developer support.



That was terrible news but then John Carmack (for those that don't know he's the co-founder of Id, creator of Doom and Quake etc) gave up his job to go work on Oculus and I pretty much nerdgasm'd about that. With him driving it forward it's going to be a big deal when it launches. He's got the pull to get the biggest games to support it long before the numbers are there to drive developers to using it.

I prefer my Fanatec Porsche GT3 wheel and pedals, but they cost more sadly, the pedals alone cost the price of this deal

eu.fanatec.com/Rac…els

eu.fanatec.com/Pedals

The clutch can be used in iRacing, rfactor & rfactor2, LiveforSpeed, Grand Prix Legends, the forthcoming Project CARS, in fact most PC racing games/sims

This looks like a pretty fine deal. I'm jealous of anyone that orders one. No way I can justify this cost for just driving games.

i can get this for £175 from the logitech shop online with a 35% code i got from logi, just not sure i would get the use out of it, great wheel thou, i had the g25.

Often seeing this pack at sub- £200 on sales so not that great a deal

If you're looking for racing sims then have a look at Race 07 and GT Legends on Steam, really cheap and will give you a taste of what a sim is like before committing to the newer ones like rFactor 2, Game Stock Car and Assetto Corsa when it comes out.

GT Legends is a good game for using the the clutch and h-pattern, looks great for it's age, lots of great cars and tracks, plus you can download even more for free from sites like Race Department and NoGripRacing. Only costs a couple of quid on Steam.

For rally Richard Burns Rally is definitely the best one, graphics are showing their age now but still unmatched in physics/driving.

Would be a waste to spend this much on a wheel like this for a console IMO, GT5 is the only one it would be any good on, games like Grid and Dirt are just arcade and not really designed for use with a wheel..

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Boughie24

If you're looking for racing sims then have a look at Race 07 and GT … If you're looking for racing sims then have a look at Race 07 and GT Legends on Steam, really cheap and will give you a taste of what a sim is like before committing to the newer ones like rFactor 2, Game Stock Car and Assetto Corsa when it comes out.GT Legends is a good game for using the the clutch and h-pattern, looks great for it's age, lots of great cars and tracks, plus you can download even more for free from sites like Race Department and NoGripRacing. Only costs a couple of quid on Steam.For rally Richard Burns Rally is definitely the best one, graphics are showing their age now but still unmatched in physics/driving.Would be a waste to spend this much on a wheel like this for a console IMO, GT5 is the only one it would be any good on, games like Grid and Dirt are just arcade and not really designed for use with a wheel..



I have a high-end gaming PC and a PS3, I like both mainstream racing games and sims, they both have their place. Thanks for the recommendations I will definitely give them a go.
Edited by: "sidewards" 24th Oct 2013

£199.99 @ Currys now, maybe Amazon will match ....
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