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Okay, I just ordered a Logitech G25, GTR2, and NFS:Carbon. Are there any other really good driving games out there? Note, they don't have to be realistic, just good... and take advantage of the G25's stick shift and simulates traffic if possible. I have minimal RL experience with a manual that I drove for a very short time(total driving time a few hours) and it was a three-speed. And I sold the thing five years ago.

I have a bet going to see if a person can learn how to drive a six speed entirely on a computer. We'll see how it goes.
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Okay, I just ordered a Logitech G25, GTR2, and NFS:Carbon. Are there any other really good driving games out there? Note, they don't have to be realistic, just good... and take advantage of the G25's stick shift and simulates traffic if possible. I have minimal RL experience with a manual that I drove for a very short time(total driving time a few hours) and it was a three-speed. And I sold the thing five years ago.

I have a bet going to see if a person can learn how to drive a six speed entirely on a computer. We'll see how it goes.
rFactor, LFS, Race 07 - all worth getting with that wheel... don't bother with GRID if you are using a G25 as you will have to force feedback.
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rFactor, LFS, Race 07 - all worth getting with that wheel... don't bother with GRID if you are using a G25 as you will have to force feedback.
Agreed. They are all awesome games.
    
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I have a bet going to see if a person can learn how to drive a six speed entirely on a computer. We'll see how it goes.
No way in hell. Yeah you might get in the habit of remembering that you gotta change gears and stuff, but that still won't give you any sort of feel for the car.

In fact, it may even hinder you You might get used to looking at the RPM guage for an indicator of when you gotta switch and whatever, when a good driver IRL can do it just by the feel of it. Plus there are a million and a half tricks with the clutch that no game is going to simulate properly. Like how with some cars, if you are fast enough, you can switch gears just by tapping it instead of pressing it.

Up to you though /shrug.
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http://pc.gamezone.com/gamesell/p21079.htm
Dont know whether u can get this as its very old (uses cd-rom) but it does provide street traffic dont know about the six speed gears im not too sure but i think i remember having a force feedback
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No way in hell. Yeah you might get in the habit of remembering that you gotta change gears and stuff, but that still won't give you any sort of feel for the car.

In fact, it may even hinder you You might get used to looking at the RPM guage for an indicator of when you gotta switch and whatever, when a good driver IRL can do it just by the feel of it. Plus there are a million and a half tricks with the clutch that no game is going to simulate properly. Like how with some cars, if you are fast enough, you can switch gears just by tapping it instead of pressing it.

Up to you though /shrug.
I can change gear quite happily without looking at the RPM... i do it on sound - as it should be done... It can help to drive, but it won't be the real thing as most road cars will be much easier on the clutch...
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Test Drive Unlimited for the use of the 6 speed. Not realistic though.
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Race 07, I can't believe more people don't play it!
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No way in hell. Yeah you might get in the habit of remembering that you gotta change gears and stuff, but that still won't give you any sort of feel for the car.

In fact, it may even hinder you You might get used to looking at the RPM guage for an indicator of when you gotta switch and whatever, when a good driver IRL can do it just by the feel of it. Plus there are a million and a half tricks with the clutch that no game is going to simulate properly. Like how with some cars, if you are fast enough, you can switch gears just by tapping it instead of pressing it.

Up to you though /shrug.
The car in question will be a Saturn Ion Redline(5 Speed). What I have to do:

1) Not stall it.

2) Get it through every gear on the highway without grinding any

3) Not get us killed in a spectacular crash resulting in a massive fireball


If I fail at any of the above I am on the hook for the drinks wherever we stop and am declared the worlds greatest loser until somebody in my social circle thinks of something even dumber. Yes we were very bored when this was proposed.
Edited by Jarhead - 6/17/08 at 11:16am
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Racedriver: GRID?
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