MS Speed Wheel

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clok1966
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Anybody used this thing? is it worth buying for racing games? I'm thinking NO, but would like some feedback. I have the orginal MS wheel, but to use it well you need to setup and such, i was wondering if the Speed wheel is worthwhile alternative?

Bill Loguidice
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The Steelseries PC wheel is

The Steelseries PC wheel is down to $69.99 shipped! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005YVTHT0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF...

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Just an FYI, I've been

Just an FYI, I've been playing the new and amazing Forza Horizon with the Speed Wheel and it's been an enjoyable experience. It's certainly no substitute for a "real" wheel, but I'm definitely having fun!

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Heck, for $10 it's a

Heck, for $10 it's a no-brainer assuming it has been overly abused. For the $30 on Amazon, new, it's close to being a no-brainer. Like I said, I enjoy using it and it works well, so there's that if nothing else in terms of real feel...

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clok1966
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I have the old ACT LABS wheel

I have the old ACT LABS wheel for the PC but they only support it for parts now.. it had a nice plug in back so it could be used on other systems besides the PC.. but unsupported is unsupported.
http://www.act-labs.com/products/race1.htm
I had the MS force, Act Labs and Logitechs (in the 90s') and the act labs was easily the best ( to me) it had the most solid force feedback, best feeling wheel, and best locking for keeping it in place.. and the foot pedals where heavy enough they didnt slid around like the others.

Nowdays i have the MoMO logitech which is quite nicefor the PC.. and the MS wheel for the 360.. i guess the right one is the actual wheel.. im getting lazy in my old age :) I was looking that speed one as its $10 at the local game store(used) maybe buy one at that price no matter what. better for that quick game then dragging a wheel out, locking it down and such.

I must admit that first one you link to is quite impressive..

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I have it because I couldn't

I have it because I couldn't find the original MS wheel anymore and the PS3/PC solutions are not compatible. It does work well, but it's definitely not the same thing as a "real" wheel because it lacks force feedback and it's missing the second row of triggers. Again, it works well and is a fun alternative to the controller (great fun in Hydro Thunder, as one example), but not necessarily something I'd say is anything like a real wheel.

Along those same lines, Clok, I was considering this on the PC side, even though my nice Logitech wheel works on my PC: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005YVTHT0/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF... . These things start to pile up after a while, though...

EDIT: Crap, for $29.99 shipped on Amazon, I'd definitely recommend it: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050SY0L2/ref=asc_df_B0050SY0L22185795?smid=AT... I paid quite a bit more.

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