driving simulator

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  1. 95spiderman

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    thinking of getting myself holiday gift of 'gameracer' framework to attach video game steering wheel and pedal set. anyone familiar with this setup?

    also i know nothing about video games so which console should i get? xbox 360 seems like the new one but is this the best one for car racing which is all im interested in using it for. which is most realistic racing game to use - ive heard gt4 is a good one along with forza something or other. id love one that offers tracks ive actually driven on like limerock, wat glen, and pocono

    is hdtv necessary? are the games even in that high resolution?

    needs lots of advice. thanks
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  3. Qksilver

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    DO NOT MAKE ANOTHER POST OTHER THAN OT!!!!!! perfect post count....;)

    sorry, I have to relevant info to include. I have Xbox, and its good, project gotham racing is good... cant compare to anything else.

  4. Admiral Thrawn

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    FIA: GT Racing and Live For Speed 2 are the most realistic racing games, but both are for PC.
  5. SRT Mike

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    I had a PS2 and the Gran Turismo series of games were good and pretty realistic.

    However my sisters fiancee has an XBox (not 360) and we were playing Forza. The progressive controls on the XBox were superior to the PS/2 (you dont have to be full on/off with gas and brake). I have heard very good things about Project Gotham Racing and the new one is out on the XBOX 360.

    If you are going to spend the $$ on that kind of setup I would spring for the 360, although it may be hard to come by for XMastime.
  6. 95spiderman

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    #6 WJHMH, Nov 27, 2005
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    Build your own cock pit, I'm glad I did buy those cheap retail kits. I use mine for GT4 & other driving games, I bought Need for Speed - Most Wanted yesterday & so far it a blast.
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  9. 95spiderman

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    very nice set up! still need to know if hdtv is worth it for x360.
  10. bottomline

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    Project Gotham for 360 is AWESOME.
  11. Lemke

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    Actually if you use the right hand stick on the controller (I cant think of the "official" name of it right now) you dont have to be full on/off with the gas and brake like you said. You are correct though if you use the buttons (X for gas/Square for brake) and not the sticks.
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  13. scuderia15

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    Aug 18, 2005
    I think GT4 has an HD mode on ps2. Could be wrong though. Truly an amazing game.
  14. shiggins

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    Nov 20, 2004
    You still cannot balance brake and throttle at the same time though.

    If you're looking for realism, PC will be the best, but it will cost you a whole heck of a lot of money. I would go XBOX360, which is backwards compatible with XBOX games. So, you can play Forza. You have to get the version with the hard drive though. Need for speed, and PGR3 are alright, very arcady, but they look good.

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