Again...i think im right to say that a faster(or the fastest) way to race doesnt exist.It could be mouse,wheel or keyboard.Just because you can drive one of these and not the rest,doesnt mean they arent good.Its just a matter of getting used to it.Practice and practice,wheel is surely better when it comes to simulate,but who knows...some people may think the opposite.
So according to some fast guys,i should change to mouse+pedals just because they tell me its faster,while it isnt?Where did you hear that?I think that any racer is happy with his control system,otherwise he would have changed it.Its just that they are faster THAT way rather than YOUR way,the end.
Also remember that certain ways of driving are slower by design.Think about people using G25 with manual clutch and H shifter...if you want to do things properly you get a wheel.If you just want to be the fastest or do WR anything is good as long as you master it.
not at all, im 21 and most weekdays i drive this old honda which has manual everything including the choke, and doesnt take kindly to lazy gearchanges. my mate has a G25 which i've had a few goes of, and its almost second nature to me. the gearstick is way too cute of course, but otherwise i find it intuitive.
yet i havent bought one for myself. apart from the price, i find the forcefeedback quite disconcerting - maybe its just how its set up but i find it hard to follow. i get my racing "feel" from listening and watching, and i can tell exactly whats going on and what will happen next.
i guess im just not used to it, and it is a lot of fun, but the extra feel and feedback doesnt justify the annoying setup / setdown each time, for me anyway. im not disabled or retarded or anything
as for what is fastest, you have to make it work for you. a lot of people use auto-clutch, but i dont think it really gives an advantage. lots of people are very fast with a wheel, other records are held by mouse. keyboard, not so much.
since you're still laughing at my pedals, here is a quick video i made of them in action:
i'm interested in refining the design, and things i'm thinking of incorporating are a different sort of potentiometer with a different-shaped shaft, and thus a simpler pedal mounting, and maybe making the pedals out of aluminium, and MAYBE even a button box.
if you fine, handsome and discerning potential customers really want me to make you a set, hand-crafted in the best and most fragrant wood, aluminium and steel, signed and dated and editioned and with a drawing of a kangaroo, i will of course.
but i think i should have a yarn to leo bodnar if he'll accomodate me, because this might generate sales of his little black boxes of goodness, and he knows exactly how to go about selling things in a honest and effective way.