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post #1 of 20
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I'm getting NFS:C for Xmas and I was just wondering how many of you guys use a wheel and pedals to play on your PC and how many just stick with their keyboard/joystick?

Is it really worth $100 for a wheel and pedals?
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For Carbon I'd say no. Unless you get one of the $300 setups to play with the true racing sim games (GT Legends comes to mind) I'd say don't bother. In fact I was so disappointed with Carbon that I stopped playing it period.
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i had bought a steering wheel about a year ago, used a few times but found it much easyer to use the keyboard, so i just gave it away. my 2 cents, don't waste your money on a steering wheel.
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Oh it was that bad? What didn't you like about it?
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post #5 of 20
I use my keyboard for steering and the joystick for everything else on Most Wanted, haven't played Carbon yet. I don't use wheels because I find their performance can vary so widely across games whereas I know that my keyboard and joystick will act the same with different games, at least they have so far.
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post #6 of 20
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Thanks guys, you're saving my 100 bucks

Now I just hope carbon doesn't suck as I was hoping it would be really fun...
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post #7 of 20
in my experience a usb game controller is the way to go for carbon.... there is soo much movement involved while doing race drifting that the wheel can actually hold your reaction times back....now in a game like GTR2, yes a wheel is an absolute must.... but in games like carbon that lack the true life feel and resemble a more arcade style of driving a game controller handles the task quite well... i personally use a Logitech Rumblepad2 that cost me all around $20 after tax...

but thats just me

Shaggyt

btw the autosculpt is cool but i bet most people have only beaten once or not at all and never played again... i myself have found it hard to start a 3rd profile for exotics....already done 2...one with muscle and one with tuners...
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post #8 of 20
Keyboard. It's more likely to be pointless to buy a steering wheel and pedals. You won't get the most out of it.
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post #9 of 20
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Will this:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1125465741642
work with Carbon on the PC?

I love the Xbox controller (from LANning Halo2 so much) so I would prefer it's style over that of a PS2 controller...
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post #10 of 20
I would say so, they are coming out with a wireless adapter for the PC, if you already have a wireless controller, you could wait for it. Also the wired one for the PC is the same thing as the wired one for the xbox 360. see if you can get one used at your local video game retailer. And just download the drivers for it.
    
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