On the topic of this, is a steering while needed or is it possible to go with a xbox 360 controller?
Controller is fine. Wheel has advantages but controller is just as good if you take time to learn.
I'd say try it with a pad, give it a month or two and if you feel like you want a wheel then that's when you choose. I got a wheel for PS4 pCars, I played it constantly for about 2 weeks, lost interest quickly. So see how you enjoy it in a month or so, as it will give you more insight to how much you would use a wheel (also can work with other games Ofc)
I'm installing it as we speak to see what's what. Might very well just uninstall it and refund it before the 2 hour mark though, unless I really like it. Then perhaps later i'll buy it again on sale.
I've also considered investing in a wheel, but that's getting ahead of things..
You can wait for a sale for a long time, since it was on sale last week.
Its really fun, did a few races with 7 other crew members yesterday. So dont base your opinion on hotlaps or AI races, because the AI is retarded and hotlapping doesnt show the real strength of the game.
I've fiddled with it for a bit now, doesn't seem all that bad.
The AI seems dumb as bricks indeed, and I consistently finish first in the middle difficulty setting with any car I try out.
I'm using TC ABS and the optimal lines displayed on the road, but I've started shifting manually
I'd like to know what settings you guys are racing with, aka TC, ABS etc.
EDIT: Also controller seems fine-ish, but man the sensitivity is down to around 14 for me on the steering, and it STILL feels jittery
You can talk to CHILLI about sensitivity settings, he seems to have it figured out quite well.
Well... the more I read up on what the different options do the more my head spins. Their terminology is, quite honestly, terrible because they follow as few standards and expectations as possible it seems. Also their lack of info about the different settings is rather bad.
I'll keep messing with it and, thanks to you guys, dig deeper in hope of making sense of it all. <insert rant about refusing to use existing terminology here>
If you're using realistic assists and racing GT3, which most of us are, then you will have traction control and ABS enabled and should since... real life GT3 cars do this.
The AI's stupidity, by the way, diminishes with difficulty increase. I put it up from our usual 50% to 75% in a random race with Saber. He started in P2, I started in P20 (out of 20). Occasionally a RUF or Ginetta (sorry grim, but those cars are my bloody enemy) will have its arse step out in a turn and if my nose is there... contact.
But I mean, the AI in Codemasters's F1 2011/12/13 wasn't dumb but NEVER defended the inside so unless you want to race a lobby of other players who are on par with us for skill, you're going to have to deal with other cars on track doing stuff that frustrates you. Personally I prefer a lobby of 20-24 cars where it's a mix of players and AI. The AI make it challenging. I honestly fail to see what the difference between random bot #664 not knowing you're in its blindspot and hitting you and a player doing the same.
in any event, #59 McLaren racing ALL THE FUCKING WAY BABY WOOO