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Re: Learning the wheel

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hellsoul0 wrote:

right, slowly progress to harder tracks, shorter tracks, and faster cars they all take times though


Yes, it definitely takes time. That's just the nature of the beast.  The old saying is "you have to learn to walk before you can run". Yes, there are those who can side-step age-old adages, but for most of us, the rules will always apply.

 

Good luck with your journey.

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Can't really imagine how drifting will go with the wheel... Probably several times difficult then with a controller 

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drifting is definately easier with controller.

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yeah but i have a feeling if i do manage to learn to drift with a wheel i'll have more control and there fore better drifts 

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yeah but i have a feeling if i do manage to learn to drift with a wheel i'll have more control and there fore better drifts 


Well, if nothing else, at least learning on the wheel will translate to real world skills a bit better. Not even sure you can get a joystick upgrade for a car Smiley Wink

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I'm sure it's already been suggested, start small. I found it took about a week of consistent use to adapt to it. Go back to the beginning of the game and do your license tests again. The slower cars and simple tasks will help you tremendously. Also, taking a great handling slow car to a very familiar simple track (Trial Mountain for me) will help you learn how to use your Driving Force GT. Avoid fast cars for a while.

The biggest thing you've got to learn is to not fight with the wheel. You control it, it does not control you. In a real car, you do not have a FFB motor pushing against your inputs. Do not follow its lead. If you do you have an endless battle of weaving back and forth. Dont go for the gusto and crank up the FFB. Even on my T500rs, I have it set to 3. Te reason is not because it's too hard to turn, but because of oversteer. I found that having my FFB at 7 was causing more oversteer than I wanted. Now with it lower, I'm not experiencing quite as much snap oversteer.

And please, do not forget, this is a learning process. Don't allow frustration to get the best of you. You might want to limit your online racing until you feel reasonably comfortable.
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Just don't think too much of what you're doing. In fast driving, you really don't have time to think. The only time I'm thinking is when I'm about to pass someone. Thinking hm, what's the best/safest way to pass? Other than that, I like to stick with the "Go hard or go home" mind set.
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DaveTheStalker wrote:
I'm sure it's already been suggested, start small. I found it took about a week of consistent use to adapt to it. Go back to the beginning of the game and do your license tests again. The slower cars and simple tasks will help you tremendously. Also, taking a great handling slow car to a very familiar simple track (Trial Mountain for me) will help you learn how to use your Driving Force GT. Avoid fast cars for a while.

The biggest thing you've got to learn is to not fight with the wheel. You control it, it does not control you. In a real car, you do not have a FFB motor pushing against your inputs. Do not follow its lead. If you do you have an endless battle of weaving back and forth. Dont go for the gusto and crank up the FFB. Even on my T500rs, I have it set to 3. Te reason is not because it's too hard to turn, but because of oversteer. I found that having my FFB at 7 was causing more oversteer than I wanted. Now with it lower, I'm not experiencing quite as much snap oversteer.

And please, do not forget, this is a learning process. Don't allow frustration to get the best of you. You might want to limit your online racing until you feel reasonably comfortable.

well thats what im doing really, im doing the begginner A Spec all over again, im not having any trouble with the FFB on 7 just the occasional Spin out cause i put too much gas but so far so good but that might change as i use faster cars 

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You should instead try to get all Golds on all License tests.
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