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2016 head-to-head Daytona
« on: November 29, 2016, 10:00:48 pm »
Hello Fellow Motorheads!

I've got the go-ahead from the wife to build out the man-cave with a dual-racing setup.  I'm doing a head-to-head sit-down setup with model 2 or super model (3). 

I can do plywood, graphics, electronics, etc. but I'm stuck on what to do about steering wheels. I'd like to get some decent, but not over the top, force-feedback steering wheels.  I was thinking the MS force-feedback sidewinder x 2.  But I want to make sure it actually works well with the Model 2/3 emulator first.

Any recommendations on the steering wheels?  This is end of 2016, and I'm kinda cheap! i.e. build it  myself.  So I think with x2 I'm looking at used wheels but something that will stand up to a sit-down arcade experience.
Any suggestions from the community?

-humbly, many thanks in advance

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Re: 2016 head-to-head Daytona
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 10:21:48 pm »
I would probably encourage you to aim for at least Logitech MOMOs for a sufficiently compelling experience. Especially if you're already investing the time and resources into building a dedicated dual cab. Though I don't have any experience with older wheels like the Sidewinder or Driving Force EX-level stuff.

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Re: 2016 head-to-head Daytona
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 07:25:23 am »
Stay away from old wheels like the sidewinder, act labs, logtech wingman formula force.  The ffb doesn't work with modern games (or emulators).  Back then there was no standard protocol and each game had to be coded to work with one specific wheel.

If buying used and wanting to keep it cheap, look for a blue Logitech Driving force or black Logitech Momo.  There is an older red Momo out there.  Stay away from that one.

  The newer driving force GT or G27 would also work, but would cost more.  Get the G27 if you aren't going to buy/build a separate 4 speed shifter.

I like the Logitech wheels because the profiler software allows it to automatically change wheel settings on the fly based on what game or emulator is running.

Edit: don't build standup cabs, they will get old fast.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2016, 09:04:29 am by BadMouth »

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Re: 2016 head-to-head Daytona
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 08:47:12 am »
I built my driving thing under the same type of inspiration. It's only a single player setup, and it's nothing like the real arcade but there are some cues there. I would love to have the proper Daytona machine, but it's a childhood dream that never quite materialized.

If it helps, here it is;

http://imgur.com/a/e0QgL

Ignore the first few pictures as it's just a wheel and some bits.

It's only built from mdf and was pretty cheap if you disregard the motion simulator.

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Re: 2016 head-to-head Daytona
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 04:43:28 pm »
I have a logitech g27 in my main triple screen rig and a driving force GT in my second player rig

The driving force GT is so cheap now, I bought mine for 50 3 years ago and it's a really good wheel if you don't care for an H pattern.

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Re: 2016 head-to-head Daytona
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 04:54:31 pm »
it's nothing like the real arcade but there are some cues there.

4 view buttons in a row with a start button above them? - CHECK
4 speed shifter? CHECK
FFB wheel? CHECK

Those controls and having the game on the screen in front of you is all you really need to get the Sega feel IMO.

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Re: 2016 head-to-head Daytona
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2016, 07:20:50 am »
SuperModel isn't possible to link yet is it?

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Re: 2016 head-to-head Daytona
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2016, 08:44:36 am »
Nope

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Re: 2016 head-to-head Daytona
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2016, 07:54:45 pm »
IISargeII, that's a sweet looking cab!

Thanks for all the suggestions guys.  I found a momo and sidewinder for about the same price.  Almost went with sidewinder since I heard drivers are no issue.  Glad I asked!

many thanks

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Re: 2016 head-to-head Daytona
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2016, 04:35:05 pm »
I have 2 G25's love them!
         

  
 

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