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THAT PLAYS WELL ON KEYBOARD


yes, keyboard

i still remember about a year ago there was 1 racing game i tried once(its either grid or something similar, i forgot, but its not NFS for sure). that was the first time ever i couldnt even finish the first race, every turn i make spins the car doing 360, or at least 180, totally unplayable. no matter what i do, i have to let go the gas for like a full second or over-brake before i can turn at all

i dont want that (maybe some of you would know what game that was though)

thats the most important thing i want in this game you're gonna suggest.

the next things i would want are:

2) graphics
3) reasonable physics (note, doesn't have to be sim, just you know, make sense)
4) good storyline/progressive single player campaign recommended

in that order


so what you guys have in mind?
thanks in advance!!
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The free TrackMania. Realistic? Not even close. Fun? Yes.

Why are you looking for a game that plays on a inferior controller instead of getting a wheel?
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any new racing game would be hard with a keyboard. just buy a Pc compatible xbox controller, it will last for years.
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The free TrackMania. Realistic? Not even close. Fun? Yes.

Why are you looking for a game that plays on a inferior controller instead of getting a wheel?
because i do own a keyboard

in fact i think i own like 3


as for a steering wheel, you know, i hadn't actually done any research on that, but i kind of had a feeling that a wheel that looks promising is at least between the price of a Asus P8P67 and a 2500K

and frankly im not ready to spend that kind of money right after this build (and only racing games can benefit from it)

and after some brief research, i think my estimate was right, and the brand i trust the most, the logitech has its cheapest wheel at like $300

space is also a huge problem, it wont fit on the computer desk for sure, its only chance will be a temp. dragged over coffee table in front of my parents' new TV, if it does support being a PC screen(haven't tested it yet, involves a lot of plugging, unplugging, and my parents being not able to watch TV)

and adrian: that, i would rather get get a wheel LOL. man i miss the good ol keyboard NFS days
Edited by HarrisLam - 6/19/11 at 7:37am
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Uhh, the logitech driving force GT is like 100 dollars or so, quite good, and does not cost 300 dollars like you claim there. The more expensive logitech models are that.

And sure, that's only logitech. There are loads of cheaper but decent for casual racers steering wheels out there.

Or you could buy used.
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what about Live For Speed?
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hmm, that would be my mistake. I searched both newegg and amazion and i think i came up with the same logitech controller that costs 29x

buying used doesn't seem to be an option. i live in asia.


anyone second live for speed?
imma go search in youtube now

EDIT: OMG i youtubed live for speed. that game's graphics is WAY too dated. just no lol
Edited by HarrisLam - 6/19/11 at 7:44am
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Dude, it's so much easier to grab a USB Xbox controller.

I don't see why you're not even considering that, they work extremly well for a large variety of games (meaning you won't just use it for racing games; helping you justify the cost). I bought one, and it was a great investment; cheap, and now I'm able to play all my racing and sports games without needing to worry about clunky controls on a keyboard.

Plus, it's alot easier to play RPG's such as fallout or oblivion (ok, so oblivion not so much).
Edited by CovertCover - 6/19/11 at 7:43am
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hmm, that would be my mistake. I searched both newegg and amazion and i think i came up with the same logitech controller that costs 29x

buying used doesn't seem to be an option. i live in asia.


anyone second live for speed?
imma go search in youtube now
Live For Speed is an ultra realistic sim. Doubt it's keyboard friendly.
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Dude, it's so much easier to grab a USB Xbox controller.

I don't see why you're not even considering that, they work extremly well for a large variety of games (meaning you won't just use it for racing games; helping you justify the cost). I bought one, and it was a great investment; cheap, and now I'm able to play all my racing and sports games without needing to worry about clunky controls on a keyboard.

Plus, it's alot easier to play RPG's such as fallout or oblivion (ok, so oblivion not so much).
i understand where you guys are coming from.

i dont have much to say to defend my point really, but i'll say this:

the sole reason that i have never, NEVER own a gaming console of any form, is the idea of gaming with a controller.
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