Just bought a Driving Force GT, need help

ripmax

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I got it this morning and got it setup, this is my first wheel by the way. I would like some tips on using the wheel as I tried a few races with it now but I can't seem to control the car with it, everytime I go round a corner the wheel doesnt want to go where I'm turning it and car just spins out, I've tried turning the power steering on and the force feedback all the down but it still does it.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks :)
 

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I never have power steering on and I always have the force feedback on full. Not really sure what you're doing wrong as can't see you using it. I can only really advise you to keep practicing with it
 

John25

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Really have you used a wheel before also I've got the same wheel and was having the same problem with the Ford GT LM Test car so it might be the car you are using

I,ve got my setting's on MAX btw and not having any issues with Prologue

Also mate if you're interested im hosting a GT5P TT comp in the GT section you should join in if you're interested theres 23 people in it so far and only on the 2nd week
 

ripmax

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[QUOTE="John25, post: 5195500]Really have you used a wheel before also I've got the same wheel and was having the same problem with the Ford GT LM Test car so it might be the car you are using
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I've used a wheel a few times before a few years back now at a mates house on GT4 with no problems. I'm using the Lotus elise 111R/Tuned at the moments, I'll try another car later to see if it is the car or not, but I'll keep practicing, I'm sure I'll get the hang of it soon enough :)
 

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[QUOTE="ripmax, post: 5195509]I've used a wheel a few times before a few years back now at a mates house on GT4 with no problems. I'm using the Lotus elise 111R/Tuned at the moments, I'll try another car later to see if it is the car or not, but I'll keep practicing, I'm sure I'll get the hang of it soon enough :)[/QUOTE]

You have to be very very gentle with the steering and throttle in that car. If you aren't used to your wheel then I wouldn't recommend starting with that car as it's one of the hardest to control, if you want to go rear wheel drive then try the Honda NSX as it's a much more forgiving car. If you want to try one of the more powerful cars then go for the Amuse S2000 (can't remember its full name)
 

ripmax

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Thanks, after changing the car from the elise to a F430 (havent got enough credit to buy the amuse or nsx yet), I'm no longer spinning out on the corners but my lap times are not as fast as when I use the dualshock but that will get better with practice :)
 

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Cool well when you're feeling confident with you're wheel you should join the PSU TT we,ve got goin here as a few people in it have not long got Wheels themselves :p
 

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[QUOTE="ripmax, post: 5195670]Thanks, after changing the car from the elise to a F430 (havent got enough credit to buy the amuse or nsx yet), I'm no longer spinning out on the corners but my lap times are not as fast as when I use the dualshock but that will get better with practice :)[/QUOTE]
Good luck with that mate. I didn't have the patience to practice and put in the effort to get even equivalent times I got with the pad let alone beat them! For me, using a wheel was more a chore than fun in the end so resorted back to the pad and get way more out of the games!
 

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[QUOTE="ripmax, post: 5195670]Thanks, after changing the car from the elise to a F430 (havent got enough credit to buy the amuse or nsx yet), I'm no longer spinning out on the corners but my lap times are not as fast as when I use the dualshock but that will get better with practice :)[/QUOTE]


It just takes practice to get the hang of driving with the wheel. Also the view you are using can help with your driving also. To me bumper or hood cam are the easier views to drive by, because to me you see more of the track. Have fun it will come to yuo sooner than you think! Good Luck!
 

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[QUOTE="FLASH48, post: 5196116]It just takes practice to get the hang of driving with the wheel. Also the view you are using can help with your driving also. To me bumper or hood cam are the easier views to drive by, because to me you see more of the track. Have fun it will come to yuo sooner than you think! Good Luck![/QUOTE]

Agree with the view. I find it a little easier to use the bumper cam than the cockpit cam. Mind looking at the new vids for the full game coming out soon I'll have to use the cockpit view on the night races
 

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[QUOTE="bfd_josh, post: 5196289]how are you finding the wheel as im gunna be getting it sometime before release[/QUOTE]
In my experience, and knowing a few other people who tried wheels, I can honestly say that you really should try before you buy if you can. Often people make the wrong assumption that using a wheel is somehow easier or better than a pad, which isn't necessarily true. I can guarantee that to start with it will feel like it is more fun, but after a while, if you find you are consistently slower with the wheel, the fun starts to wear off as it turns into a bit of a grind. If you can work through this and equal or better your pad times with a wheel while also having fun, that's awesome, but I lost money on buying and selling wheels so just want people to be aware that there are two sides to every coin.

I know I sound like I'm trying to put people off, but that's not my intention, honest!
 

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what graham said is a good piece of advice generally, but for me i find using my DFGT much more smooth around sweeping bends and pedals much better to feed the power into the car than i ever did with a pad, i was always 'all or nothing' on a pad, but with my DFGT i use varying degrees of power and steering in a much more subtle way, making me a smoother driver. imagine looking at your driving line around a bend from above, with a pad it would often look sharp and angular due to the smaller range of movement on a stick, but on a wheel it should be more of a smooth arc, meaning the car has a more stable balance through the corner, just my opinion but i hope it helps
 

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What have you attached your wheel to? Im using a small table with weights to stabilise it ,this is essential due to the constant vibration from the wheel:lol:
 

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[QUOTE="ToonAssassin, post: 5197240]what graham said is a good piece of advice generally, but for me i find using my DFGT much more smooth around sweeping bends and pedals much better to feed the power into the car than i ever did with a pad, i was always 'all or nothing' on a pad, but with my DFGT i use varying degrees of power and steering in a much more subtle way, making me a smoother driver. imagine looking at your driving line around a bend from above, with a pad it would often look sharp and angular due to the smaller range of movement on a stick, but on a wheel it should be more of a smooth arc, meaning the car has a more stable balance through the corner, just my opinion but i hope it helps[/QUOTE]
Yep, I can vouch for it being easier to be smoother around the corners and more gradual with the power delivery, but where I struggled was in recovering the car once it went over the limit. With a pad, I can still be reasonably smooth around the corners etc, but also find it much easier to wrestle the car back in line with a few flicks here and there! :lol: I guess it's just what you are used to and how much effort you are prepared to put into it!
 

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[QUOTE="Graham, post: 5199021]Yep, I can vouch for it being easier to be smoother around the corners and more gradual with the power delivery, but where I struggled was in recovering the car once it went over the limit. With a pad, I can still be reasonably smooth around the corners etc, but also find it much easier to wrestle the car back in line with a few flicks here and there! :lol: I guess it's just what you are used to and how much effort you are prepared to put into it![/QUOTE]


Agree with you about recovering with DS3. It is because you don't have to move the stick that much, but on the wheel you need to turn it more. Plus i don't think it shoud be that hard to catch a spinout with a wheel. Just my opinion though.
 

ripmax

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[QUOTE="dinono10, post: 5198819]What have you attached your wheel to? Im using a small table with weights to stabilise it ,this is essential due to the constant vibration from the wheel:lol:[/QUOTE]

My wheel is attached to my computer desk which has pretty much everything in my room on it lol, its got my pc, tv, ps3, xbox and sky box all on the desk, not much space for anything else.
 

Graham

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[QUOTE="FLASH48, post: 5199511]Agree with you about recovering with DS3. It is because you don't have to move the stick that much, but on the wheel you need to turn it more. Plus i don't think it shoud be that hard to catch a spinout with a wheel. Just my opinion though.[/QUOTE]
Exactly, flicking the thumbstick is a lot easier to manage, although clearly not impossible with a wheel, just not particularly realistic in my experience. I've been on corporate race days and once or twice had to wrestle my own car from an imminent spin. In real life, the feedback was enough to almost correct the car instinctively without even thinking about it. I've never felt that level of control with a wheel in Gran Turismo, and find myself fishtailing down the straights as I overcompensate one way then the other! Still, I'm of the age now where I'm allowed to be a grumpy old gamer! :lol:
 

FLASH48

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[QUOTE="Graham, post: 5199691]Exactly, flicking the thumbstick is a lot easier to manage, although clearly not impossible with a wheel, just not particularly realistic in my experience. I've been on corporate race days and once or twice had to wrestle my own car from an imminent spin. In real life, the feedback was enough to almost correct the car instinctively without even thinking about it. I've never felt that level of control with a wheel in Gran Turismo, and find myself fishtailing down the straights as I overcompensate one way then the other! Still, I'm of the age now where I'm allowed to be a grumpy old gamer! :lol:[/QUOTE]

Not until you get to my age!;):snicker
 

Graham

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[QUOTE="FLASH48, post: 5199697]Not until you get to my age!;):snicker[/QUOTE]
Haha, I bow to thy grumpiness! :D