Force feedback Racing Wheel & Vibration wheel

  • madking153
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Post 3+ Months Ago

hi,

I looking for PC racing wheel - but there are too many choices and i am in budget ...
but one thing i am not clear is :

what is the difference between Force feedback & Vibration Wheel ?
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From the name I'll take a guess at it. Force feedback would probably be the wheel pulling against you as you head into turns/get hit by other cars. Vibration would just be for engine rumble and crashes. Just a guess.
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Logitech do some nice force feedback wheels that you should be able to get hold of pretty cheap now. If your really on a budget check out Ebay for a used one.
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Ishii is correct. Force feedback takes cues from the game to provide an opposing force in the wheel, and will feel more real. For example, if you are making a hard left turn, and your car hits a bump in the left tire, the wheel will force itself to turn a little to the right (like in a real car). With a vibration wheel, the wheel will simply vibrate when you hit the bump.

Force feedback controllers are generally more expensive than vibration controllers because they have several motors and servos to control the direction and severity of the force. Vibration controllers generally only have 1 tiny motor, with a simple counterweight to make the controller vibrate.
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thanks for the reply - i think i will go for the force feedback !!
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You should it's ace. I loved mine, it kept me entertained for years.

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