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Reply #15 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 6:10pm
 
Oh wicked, I'm eager to hear what it's like.

I just received this email from the place where I ordered mine from:

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Thank you for your recent order.



Just a quick email to let you know that we have received your payment and we will get your order out to you as soon as we possibly can!



Kind Regards,




Gameplanet Store


Hopefully I get mine this week sometime...

They also have already got a user review, so possibly its already availible here?

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Nothing at all compares!, 29th September, 2006
Review by Tobermorey.

I have tried half a dozen or so of the top wheels for the last few years & none even come close to the accuracy of the feedback this has. Having a clutch adds a new dimention & level of realism to the game & the gas pressureised pedals actually feel like pedals in stead of buttons. The wheel will kick back quickly when going sideways & counter steering & having a 900 degree turning circle completes the simulation. Expensive-Yes, but if you are a racing sim fan there is no other controller you should even consider.


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Reply #16 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 6:50pm
 
Nuvolari wrote on Oct 2nd, 2006 at 5:21pm:
Got my G25!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yayyyyy!!!


You've always been harshed towards Logitech made wheels.

Please give us some of your feedbacks on this wheel!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy


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Reply #17 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 7:17pm
 
I just finished the setup, I haven't reaced yet.

First impressions:

Construction - Good internally, fair externally. There is no lateral movement around the steering shaft, which is a nice change.

Appearance - Awesome! The stainless steel really shines and the soft leather contrasts nicely. The shifter looks quite shitty though. The pedals look fantastic and are much bigger and heavier than DFP or Momo peds.

Noise - So quiet, even quieter than the Momos, way way quieter than a DFP. Shifter makes a crappy cheap noise though.

Feel - The wheel feels just great, I can't describe it. Smooth. Solid. The pedals - wow such an improvement. All three pedals have good resistance, especially the brake. I wouldn't say its perfect but it is much better than Logitech's previous pedals, even the red Momo. If it weren't for the carpet grip system I'd have to bolt the pedals to the floor, that's how hard you need to push them. Spacing between the pedals is good.
Paddles feel wierd, very smooth and they feel unbreakable (we shall see) but the micro switches lack a solid click. I haven't pulled the wheel apart yet but the switches must be small. Paddles are large and can be reached from various hand positions.
Shifter feels gay. Maybe I'll get used to it.
Most of the device's buttons are on the shifter, stupid move by Logitech there. I can see why it would be good for them but not how it could be good for the racer. Not only do I have to move my hand from the wheel and also take my eyes off the screen to push a button, the gearstick sits in the way forcing me to reach over it with my adult-sized hand. With only two buttons on the actual wheel, they will have to be assigned to look left and look right.  No more button clutch even if I want to.  Sad

The fastening system seems worse than the old one but so far I can't tell why, it is working very well. The shifter fastening system is not as good and even with the rear knob tightened as tight as I can turn it, the shifter is still not solid onb the desk. I'll try a piece of rubber cut from a bicycle tube and place it between the desk and the mounting post, that might provided enough extra friction to keep the shifter solid.
On both the wheel and the shifter, the knobs can be pushed in after tightening to provide a snug profile. This seems like a good feature, but I won't be putting too much pressure on the mechanism that retracts the knobs, it doesn't feel like it would handle much abuse.

Ok so is it worth AU$500? On first impressions I would say "no, it is not". But there are no products to compete in this space besides the G25 without spending even more money.

Now I'm off to race and hopefully change my mind a bit about the value of the product. This is gonna be fun!

edit: fixed a few spelling errors
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Reply #18 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 7:26pm
 
Just dropped an order after reading your impressions. I had an hunch that the shifter would be crap ever since I saw the first video of a person using it, but I guess it's better than nothing. Now, if I'll recieve the wheel before christmas (not likely to happen in Finland) I would be delighted. Smiley
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Reply #19 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 7:46pm
 
I've just ripped out a couple of laps. The shifter is usable but easy to choose the wrong gear, still it works and is fun. I absolutely need to find a way to stop the shifter from moving around on the desk.
The wheel feels good to race with, really good.

And for all of you drifters I did a few tests and I believe this wheel will make you quite happy. Wink Clutch kicks are fun and tricky to time right as they should be. The wheel feels great under counter-steering. The dual FFB motors work so smoothly.
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Reply #20 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 9:30pm
 
Nuvolari wrote on Oct 2nd, 2006 at 7:46pm:
I've just ripped out a couple of laps. The shifter is usable but easy to choose the wrong gear, still it works and is fun. I absolutely need to find a way to stop the shifter from moving around on the desk.
The wheel feels good to race with, really good.

And for all of you drifters I did a few tests and I believe this wheel will make you quite happy. Wink Clutch kicks are fun and tricky to time right as they should be. The wheel feels great under counter-steering. The dual FFB motors work so smoothly.


Cars have clutches now?
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Reply #21 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 9:47pm
 
Feanor wrote on Oct 2nd, 2006 at 9:30pm:
Cars have clutches now?
They've had them for years, button or axis.   Wink
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Reply #22 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 11:06pm
 
Nuvolari wrote on Oct 2nd, 2006 at 7:46pm:
And for all of you drifters I did a few tests and I believe this wheel will make you quite happy. Wink Clutch kicks are fun and tricky to time right as they should be. The wheel feels great under counter-steering. The dual FFB motors work so smoothly.

How many of you had ACTUALLY READ the old man commenting something "good" about drifting... if ever!? and he's compliments drifting through this wheel....

DAMN!!!

ARRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH~~~!!!

MUST.

GET.

ONE!!!

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Reply #23 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 11:18pm
 
I'm sold. Its all your fault Nuv. Cheesy
You better not be a logitech rep in disguise! lmao!

TheCarNinja says: 'runs out to buy it!'

Edit: One question Nuv. How strong is the center spring? Does the wheel rotate back to center quickly?
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Reply #24 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 11:31pm
 
I just tried Richard Burns Rally to test out the FFB effects and general response. I am impressed. I set the shifter to sequential mode (you can lock it into sequential mode giving a forward/back motion instead of the H-gate) and it felt pretty good once I got used to it. The FFB on this wheel is better than anything else I've tried. I now have sore arms from only about ten fast rally runs.

I tried a pice of flat rubber to help keep the shifter still and it seemed to work. In an ironic quirk I used a piece of rubber cut from My Logitech Wingman Extreme II Joystick, the rubber boot that sits at the bottom of the stick, so you could say it is a genuine part!

I'm still getting used to the pedals, the throttle is easy to get used to but the brake is a new experience. The clutch needs practice too. Heel Toe is a bit tricky but because the brake has lots of resistance you can get a better feel for it than with a Momo or DFP pedal, blipping the throttle with the side of the foot without applying too much pressure on the brake with the toe.

In LFS I'm a bit slower, I just snuck into the 1:10s at BL Reversed in the FOX, about one second slower than I'm capable of. I suppose I must get used to the FFB and rotation before I'll feel comfortable again. I will try the LX cars later  Grin
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Reply #25 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 11:32pm
 
TheCarNinja wrote on Oct 2nd, 2006 at 11:18pm:
Edit: One question Nuv. How strong is the center spring? Does the wheel rotate back to center quickly?
I have no idea. The first thing I do is disable the centre spring and set it to zero.
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Reply #26 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 11:54pm
 
how is drifting using all 900 degrees compared to teh DFP? (setting to 720degrees ingame and 900 in profiler?)
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Reply #27 - Oct 2nd, 2006 at 11:58pm
 
ガブリエル wrote on Oct 2nd, 2006 at 11:54pm:
how is drifting using all 900 degrees? (setting to 720degrees ingame and 900 in profiler?)

Smooth throughout the entire range, even around the centre. Those twin FFB motors must be responsible.
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Reply #28 - Oct 3rd, 2006 at 1:24am
 
For you torrent downloaders, I found a video while searching for reviews.  And guess what game they used to test it... LFS!

Or at least thats what I can see from the screenshot, i'm SOL on watching this vid until I get home, no torrent action at work (for good reason!).  Now quick, someone download this and watch it!

http://www.hardware.info/en-US/articles/am9nZmpvZA/Logitech_G25_racing_wheel__Re...
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Reply #29 - Oct 3rd, 2006 at 1:49am
 
Axle wrote on Oct 3rd, 2006 at 1:24am:
For you torrent downloaders, I found a video while searching for reviews.  And guess what game they used to test it... LFS!

Or at least thats what I can see from the screenshot, i'm SOL on watching this vid until I get home, no torrent action at work (for good reason!).  Now quick, someone download this and watch it!

http://www.hardware.info/en-US/articles/am9nZmpvZA/Logitech_G25_racing_wheel__Re...


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