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DiRT 2 with joystick? wtf
 
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There's only one thing in my house worthy of the name Thrustmaster, and it isn't a joystick. :roll::roll:
 
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Hi m8, well I can only guess and that is that it is a very basic stick, lots of bells, but try to touch one and check if you like the feel... I would not buy it, but...
For my an incorrect stick can make or break a game.
good luck !
 
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Flightsticks with car racing games?! No thanks. A Xbox360 controller works perfectly.
 
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Flightsticks with car racing games?! No thanks. A Xbox360 controller works perfectly.
I have problems with contollers ( i have one now), my hands are to big. I end up just mashing buttons. Pork sausage fingers. Thanks dad for the over sized fingers.
 
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So.. tonight 10pm CST I'll have a lobby up.

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Some car fans have driving wheels, right? flight sims fans have HOTAS and pedals and lots of stuff, for motercycle racing sims there is maybe 1 or 2 devices on the market, for tank sims there are no specific devices, afaik.
Anyways, a joystick can do all the above and has a certain nice feeling that you are actually doing something with your hand.
Obviously I do not appreciate a lot the trend that started many years back to use a PS2 controller on a PC, then manufactures started to make PC specific gamepads, then the xBox, etc... IMHO gamepads are for japanese people without room at home for better input devices, lol
 
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Believe me, I've tried racing games with a flightstick and I find it awkward at best. Wheels are nice, but it has to be a nice wheel with great feedback. A Xbox 360 controller works well with this game due to the vibration. You can feel what your car is actually doing. It's all just preference really. I remember using gamepads on things like a Commodore 64 and other machines in the early 80's, using a gamepad with a computer is nothing new, historically they came before the mouse.
 

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If anyones looking to get this game, its on Steam for $10, I just bought a copy among other things (ouch $100 in games today)
 
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Has anyone else encountered problems running 10.6 cat. and DIRT2? I just cant seem to stay stable for very long. It was running great until I upgraded today. Took it back down to 10.3 cat. Still unstable. Doing a registry sweep now. Will reload an older version and see how it goes I guess. Runs for about 45 mins and hard locks. Temps are ok. :mad:
 
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Has anyone else encountered problems running 10.6 cat. and DIRT2? I just cant seem to stay stable for very long. It was running great until I upgraded today. Took it back down to 10.3 cat. Still unstable. Doing a registry sweep now. Will reload an older version and see how it goes I guess. Runs for about 45 mins and hard locks. Temps are ok. :mad:

I haven't tried it with the 10.6 drivers, but it works fine with 10.5 :D
 
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Well after a registry and driver sweep w/ a fresh 10.6 cat. install, all is good. Played for a few hours without even a hicup. Glad that's over. :)
 
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eRocker, so it depends of what you are used to, after years. I have never used consoles, always PC plus joystick. Some people are topscoreres with just a keyboard. Go figure. It is personal.

So there was no point to say "Joystick wtf".

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By the way, beautiful game, fast, optimized, crazy and fun.
 
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Got my new wheel today. :rockout: Makes a butt load of difference in game. Ready to take on the world. ;)
 
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eRocker, so it depends of what you are used to, after years. I have never used consoles, always PC plus joystick. Some people are topscoreres with just a keyboard. Go figure. It is personal.

So there was no point to say "Joystick wtf".

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By the way, beautiful game, fast, optimized, crazy and fun.

With all the pitching and rolling going one, I would have trouble controlling the car. That's why I'm all like "wtf". Not personally against you, more shock that you can actually do it well. I completely agree that you should use what works best for you and our brains are all wired differently. :toast:


Got my new wheel today. :rockout: Makes a butt load of difference in game. Ready to take on the world. ;)

Do these newer wheels have good feedback and vibration? I really want to try it out, but they aren't necessarilly cheap either.
 

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The logitech wheels are fantastic. The G25/27 or the PS3 GranTurismo wheel(900 degree wheels), all work good, and have great feedback effects.

I improve about 15% at least, going by lap times, using a wheel over the 360 pad. The ability to smoothly control steering angle as well as precise pedal control, makes a huge difference for me.

But I find Dirt2 to be a bit "loose/arcadey", for lack of a better term. I prefer Dirt1 control.

http://video.aol.ca/video-detail/si...imulator-not-d-box/38125944/?icid=VIDURVVID06

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You think the Logitch momo would be alright?
 

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Haven't used one, so I can't say. But I can say I don't regret buying the wheels(I have all three now), not one bit, so to me, are totally worth thier cost, given build quality and features. Add in Eyefinity and 3Dsurround, and driving games can't get much better than they are now, except for physics, but there are titles that offer that too.
 

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LOL at erockers avatar. they need those cars in dirt 2 !!!
 
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Well, I seems like the Momo has the same guts as the G25, but the casing is a bit cheaper. On the look for one cheap! :)


*Oh my, I'm almost at 20,000 posts. :shadedshu Well, I'm glad they don't count in the clubhouse.
 
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Got this on steam when it was on sale. Can't wait to get paid to buy my 5870 and play this game in its true glory. :D
 
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I dont know but... can you adjust deadzone, etc with a gamepad?

Makes a world of difference!

I am enjoying this game SO MUCH, I would kiss the devs!!!!! Would be nice if SBK-X was so smooth!!!!
 

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Well I finally got into playing it and I had tried it at a friends before and had it set to the hardest difficultly and was placing 1st pretty consistently. But now that I bought the game on Steam and I go to those same races with the same car, I got destroyed. I only tried Croatia - Hairpin Run, I was getting times around 1.47, and only placing like 7th. 1st place was always placing over 10 seconds faster than me, I mean I'm sure it's possible to shave a few seconds, but 10 would be way way beyond average, would more be liek the stting of "1 in a million can play on this, maybe 1 in 5 million".

Maybe I was just unlucky, but it blew my mind. I have only got about 1 hours of seat time with this game when I tried that race, so maybe it's possible, but I am quite good at racing games, just doesn't seem possible to me.
 
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