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Who here has experience with iRacing? I played it 4 years ago in a very expensive setup.

With FH4 being useless for a steering wheel and my desire to get some form of seat time since I own a POS miata. I thought that iRacing may be a good alternative. Ive already got a gaming PC. All I would need is a better wheel/setup and the game.

Who likes it? Is the game worth the time and money that will be required for entry? Would a Logitech g920 suffice for a wheel?
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i have never played. g920 should be good beginner setup. Why is FH4 giving you fits on the steering?
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I found this post super informative.
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The game requires a decent time commitment to really get anything out of it IMO. You can't pick it up for an hour a week. That's what has kept me away, not enough free time.

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The game requires a decent time commitment to really get anything out of it IMO. You can't pick it up for an hour a week. That's what has kept me away, not enough free time.
yea, if its anything like project cars, which i think it is.

Like i'm decent at forza. After years of casual playing, with all the assists off & set on simulation, i can bang out some pretty good laps (say, top 30% of users) in just about any car on a familiar track.

I looked like I had never turn a wheel in anger with project cars2. I eventually went back to forza; the learning curve is too high at this point. I play to enjoy it.
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I found this post super informative.
:fullretard:

there are better platforms for less.
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Skip FH4 with the wheel and go with Forza Motorsport if you want to dabble.
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The game requires a decent time commitment to really get anything out of it IMO. You can't pick it up for an hour a week. That's what has kept me away, not enough free time.
yea, if its anything like project cars, which i think it is.

Like i'm decent at forza. After years of casual playing, with all the assists off & set on simulation, i can bang out some pretty good laps (say, top 30% of users) in just about any car on a familiar track.

I looked like I had never turn a wheel in anger with project cars2. I eventually went back to forza; the learning curve is too high at this point. I play to enjoy it.
This is why I like FH4. I can pick it up for an hour here and there and have fun. No stress or anything, just kill an hour or so with some videogame :stig:

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I played it for a couple years when it first launched. I've been a fan of the developers games for a long time (Grand Prix Legends anyone? anyone?).

As Troy said, it's not really something you can pick up and play particularly as you graduate to the higher racing tiers and it's ultimately why I stopped - I was organizing days around making sure I was available at my scheduled race time.

Cost adds up with tracks and cars + monthly subscription

That said, it is a very immersive and accurate sim. The audience is generally mature, so you don't get a bunch of 13 year olds straight-lining the last chicane to take you out because you kicked their ass for the last hour. The penalty system keeps things in check - IE if you drive like a dick you're going to get held back or put in time-out.

I often consider building a rig just for the game from time-to-time, but as I said in my first point - it's not a game that's easy to pick up and race.
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golftdibrad wrote:i have never played. g920 should be good beginner setup. Why is FH4 giving you fits on the steering?
I’m currently using the cheap Ferrari wheel and it’s terrible. The first instance of oversteer is impossible to correct. No matter what setting I change for either the wheel of the game it’s impossible. I started looking into other wheels and began reading a few forums and reddit threads about how FH4 is not wheel friendly and that it requires major changes to setting from car to car.

It’s pretty much turned me off from the game because I want to use a wheel. A controller is fine for small usage. But I’m trying to get more involved and increase my skill level.


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golftdibrad wrote:i have never played. g920 should be good beginner setup. Why is FH4 giving you fits on the steering?
I’m currently using the cheap Ferrari wheel and it’s terrible. The first instance of oversteer is impossible to correct. No matter what setting I change for either the wheel of the game it’s impossible. I started looking into other wheels and began reading a few forums and reddit threads about how FH4 is not wheel friendly and that it requires major changes to setting from car to car.

It’s pretty much turned me off from the game because I want to use a wheel. A controller is fine for small usage. But I’m trying to get more involved and increase my skill level.


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Play Forza Motorsport instead.
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Barnes93cb wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:45 am
golftdibrad wrote:i have never played. g920 should be good beginner setup. Why is FH4 giving you fits on the steering?
I’m currently using the cheap Ferrari wheel and it’s terrible. The first instance of oversteer is impossible to correct. No matter what setting I change for either the wheel of the game it’s impossible. I started looking into other wheels and began reading a few forums and reddit threads about how FH4 is not wheel friendly and that it requires major changes to setting from car to car.

It’s pretty much turned me off from the game because I want to use a wheel. A controller is fine for small usage. But I’m trying to get more involved and increase my skill level.


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FH4 is the open-world arcade-y version of Forza. It has amazing scenery, cars, races, etc. but it's more controller friendly because physics Forza Motorsport they are not. Still, it is a helluva lot of fun.
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Barnes93cb wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:45 am
golftdibrad wrote:i have never played. g920 should be good beginner setup. Why is FH4 giving you fits on the steering?
I’m currently using the cheap Ferrari wheel and it’s terrible. The first instance of oversteer is impossible to correct. No matter what setting I change for either the wheel of the game it’s impossible. I started looking into other wheels and began reading a few forums and reddit threads about how FH4 is not wheel friendly and that it requires major changes to setting from car to car.

It’s pretty much turned me off from the game because I want to use a wheel. A controller is fine for small usage. But I’m trying to get more involved and increase my skill level.


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I used a previous iteration of the 920 when I played and it was excellent. You can go :fullretard: on wheels, but I'd start at the 920 and go from there.

Edit: it was a G27 https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-941-000 ... B001NT9TK4
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I use a T300RS and a Rift for my iRacing setup. I enjoy it, I'll go at it for a couple months at a time and then stop for a while until I see the renewal charge show up on my account :lol:

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golftdibrad wrote:i have never played. g920 should be good beginner setup. Why is FH4 giving you fits on the steering?
I’m currently using the cheap Ferrari wheel and it’s terrible. The first instance of oversteer is impossible to correct. No matter what setting I change for either the wheel of the game it’s impossible. I started looking into other wheels and began reading a few forums and reddit threads about how FH4 is not wheel friendly and that it requires major changes to setting from car to car.

It’s pretty much turned me off from the game because I want to use a wheel. A controller is fine for small usage. But I’m trying to get more involved and increase my skill level.


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Get forza motorsport. Its fuckin real nice with the wheel, esp if you get the g920. Its what i have.
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Barnes93cb wrote:
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I’m currently using the cheap Ferrari wheel and it’s terrible. The first instance of oversteer is impossible to correct. No matter what setting I change for either the wheel of the game it’s impossible. I started looking into other wheels and began reading a few forums and reddit threads about how FH4 is not wheel friendly and that it requires major changes to setting from car to car.

It’s pretty much turned me off from the game because I want to use a wheel. A controller is fine for small usage. But I’m trying to get more involved and increase my skill level.


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FH4 is the open-world arcade-y version of Forza. It has amazing scenery, cars, races, etc. but it's more controller friendly because physics Forza Motorsport they are not. Still, it is a helluva lot of fun.
Well no shit. But it shouldnt be impossible to use a wheel in this game.

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Forza motorsport interests me, but I has no xBone.
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Forza motorsport interests me, but I has no xBone.
I prefer FH over motorsports for the scenery. But for true racing motorsports is a much better game.

A used xbone is much cheaper. You should look into one if you want to race more.

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Forza motorsport interests me, but I has no xBone.
An xBone is cheaper than an RS. :doit:
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Zillon wrote:
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Forza motorsport interests me, but I has no xBone.
An xBone is cheaper than an RS. :doit:
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Forza motorsport interests me, but I has no xBone.
An xBone is cheaper than an RS. :doit:
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but everyone else play FH.
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An xBone is cheaper than an RS. :doit:
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but everyone else play FH.
eh, i still fire up motorsport from time to time. But not in a minute :doe: Other irons in the fire besides paling a game. I also never played online. THe most online shit id did was the challenges I got up to like 13th globally on the nascar one!

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:notwrong:

but everyone else play FH.
eh, i still fire up motorsport from time to time. But not in a minute :doe: Other irons in the fire besides paling a game. I also never played online. THe most online shit id did was the challenges I got up to like 13th globally on the nascar one!

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I do still use FM from time to time.
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I may get FM7 so that I can use the wheel. Id rather play that with a wheel than FH4 with a controller.

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