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Scorpii, I play racing games with a gamepad that only has 0/1 kind of triggers, which I use for throttle and brake. I mainly play the dirt series. Tapping still works out fine, as long as I have precise control of where I'm going on the steering, I can survive on the throttle and brake being on off only.
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Scorpii, I play racing games with a gamepad that only has 0/1 kind of triggers, which I use for throttle and brake. I mainly play the dirt series. Tapping still works out fine, as long as I have precise control of where I'm going on the steering, I can survive on the throttle and brake being on off only.
Ah yes that's true, thinking about the driving style for rally games, obviously you actively get the back end out going round corners, and pulsing the throttle works best. Maybe the Dirt games would work okay with only keyboard controls; if the OP really is against using a gamepad/wheel, it might be best to try out the Dirt games as with the limited controls it would have less of an impact.
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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
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or logitech Driving Force GT for $120 when you register ANY logitech product. 20% anything if you register and you don't even really need to own it because there is no serial or invoice check. DFGT is an excellent wheel for the money, and I personally like it more then the fanatec wheel.
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or logitech Driving Force GT for $120 when you register ANY logitech product. 20% anything if you register and you don't even really need to own it because there is no serial or invoice check. DFGT is an excellent wheel for the money, and I personally like it more then the fanatec wheel.
If an h shifter with clutch is not a big deal then sure. I personally have a g27 and I love my h shifter.

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Originally Posted by Scorpii View Post
There are no current racing games that are mainstream that will play well on a keyboard. You have to go back to simple (and by today's standards crap) games from pre-2000 to find ones that play alright on keyboard (because they were often designed with keyboard in mind).
Trackmania (in the stadium environment) is very playable on keyboard, many of the pros use keyboard and have no trouble keeping up with the gamepad users. The last version does date to 2008 but it's definitely not pre-2000.

To the OP:
However the physics of the game is not similar to that of real cars at all (but it does make sense).
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