Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis
Hey, I had a question for you guys that use wheels.... What do you use for the e-brake?
I'm thinking about picking up the Logitech MOMO wheel, and programming the shifter as the e-brake... would that be possible?
I really wanted the G25 wheel because it has a lot better features, and a clutch peddle that I really want, but that's no big deal.
Well I can answer your questions
. I see that others have, but I may be able to go into a little more depth for you (maybe without a rant):
I personally use the Logitech Momo with Force Feedback. As far as what I use...I pull DOWN on the shifter as my e-brake. Up I do believe I have set to headlights or reset car (don't know if GRID has headlights, so that may be a different game).
Yes you can program ANY of the buttons on the wheel to be ANY function you want. If you REALLY wanted, you can even use the gas / brake pedals as your steering, and the wheel for gas/brake. In game, you just set the controls like you would for a keyboard. Its that easy! Make sure you download the drivers for it (PM me for details if you can't find it). It'll be called "Logicool". Its quite handy for programming buttons on games that don't support the wheel.
I know you said you wanted the G25. I'm sure ANY OF US that race with a wheel setup want the same thing
. But honestly...is it worth the money to have a clutch pedal and different shifter?
Reasons and WHERE to buy your new wheel (if you want):
I would personally suggest the Logitech Momo to ANYONE that wants a GOOD
wheel, but can't shell out $200+ for the G25. In my opinion it goes cheapo wheels, Momo, G25. There are other options out there (Logitech Driving Force or something like that)...but they just aren't worth mentioning because their price bracket just doesn't fit with the features they offer.
I would also suggest to anyone looking for a wheel (especially the Momo)....to buy it new. I've heard rumors that the gas and brake pedals can have problems with a certain batch...might even be with just the older or just the newer ones. I don't know. But I would STRONGLY suggest you buy it new. I say that because if you drive (in game) the way I do...you're GOING to be pretty darn rough on the thing. Wouldn't it be nice to have a warranty to back up your purchase? These wheels aren't exactly cheap (my Momo was $75 at newegg). I could have bought it used for $50. Personally with how rough I am with it....I felt better paying an extra $25 for the warranty service if I accidentally break it, lol.
The only thing the G25 has that the Momo doesn't is a clutch pedal and H shifter. The steering rotation is 900* versus the Momo's 180*. But honestly...I USUALLY don't even use the full 180* that the Momo has to offer anyway! Unless its a REALLY sharp corner and not drifting. I personally think it'd give you quite the workout having to do 900* of rotation when racing. This Momo alone beats up my arms when I'm drifting....I'd absolutely HATE to try it out on a G25 for that reason.
I hope this helps
. The Momo is DEFINITELY worth the price...even new. I have to say, if you're into your racing games, the Momo is going to be the best investment you'll make (in my opinion). Just don't expect to enjoy NFS Underground 2 or similar with it....the feeling just isn't there after playing REAL racing games.
Just my $0.02 though
. Hope it helped.