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Pad users unite !!!!

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Prominent Member
Are we gonna have to have are own race series ... I would guess we must be a couple of seconds a lap slower with a pad compared to a wheel. I for one can't seem to hold a scent line around long corners and that causes big drop off in speed.

Anyone else struggling and considering a cheap/expensive wheel just for this game?
 

sedalbis

Prominent Member
I've ordered the £25 Logitech Wireless Wheel from Maplins because some of the Licenses seem to be physically impossible with the pad...
 

Cha1ky

Distinguished Member
I'm a pad man myself. I'd love a good wheel but cant afford it/have the room for it.

I play using all the settings the game sets Auto gears etc.

I use R2 and L2 to accelerate and brake tho. Much better than x and [].

I've got gold on all the first 3 licences apart from IC-10 ATM, so it is do-able.....just.
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
I think it is easier to hold a line with a wheel as you are of course just holding the wheel still, whereas it is hard with the dpad and the stick is kinda fluidy
I use R2 and L2 to accelerate and brake tho. Much better than x and [].
Also the ideal settings for Wipeout :cool:
 

Fen Star

Prominent Member
I've got a wheel but waiting for my stand so i can finally do that poxy Nascar outside cone challenge..:D
 
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I use a pad, finding it pretty enjoyable tbh, whilst i would like a decent wheel i don't have the massive urge to go and buy one (not that i could afford one if i wanted to :D)

L2 for brake, R2 accelerate, square down shift, circle up shift, steering with the with left analog stick. You would do yourself a big favour by learning to use manual all the time, makes a pretty big difference.
 

C225

Distinguished Member
How much easier would you say it makes the game over using a pad? Does it make lap times, time trials, licenses etc a lot faster?

On GT5p i was a good 2 seconds quicker with the £25 wheel from maplin than a pad so well worth the investment i say.
 

obee

Standard Member
Loved racers on the xbox360 as the pad was much better than the DS3 but just can't get on with the DS3 for GT5. So I've invested in a Gioteck HF1 - it's same stick layout as 360 controller and has decent triggers. Might get a wheel for crimbo (DFGT + WSP) but really need to learn to use gears on controller before I take the plunge. Can't be bothered with hassle of getting wheel out and setup each time to be honest.

Ps. HF1 on preorder, released next week I think so I'll post again when I've got it with my thoughts.
 

Smiffy 2

Prominent Member
I'm using the pad at the moment. Must re-assign the buttons to get L1 & L2 in on the action!
Got the Maplins wheel coming, but it's a Christmas present and the Missus has given me strict instructions that I'm not to even rattle the box, let alone get the bloody thing out...:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

Tall_Paul

Distinguished Member
I was a long time pad user on GT5P, then got a G25, sold the G25 and went back to the pad and now have a Fanatec GT3RS CS wheel & pedals...

Typically a pad is around 1-2 seconds slower on a track like Fuji, I was a pretty quick driver with the pad and in most TT's on here I'd be around the top of the pad users, even beating some wheel users, which was nice :D

Now I've got a decent wheel though, the pad feels horrible, it has no feeling what-so-ever. Some things are easier on a pad, like if you start to oversteer it's much easier to catch the slide with a pad as lock-to-lock is a slit second compared to several seconds with a 900 degree wheel, but overall being consistent and smooth (which is the key to going quick) is great with a wheel.

Doing the Nordschleife AMG SLS challenges and it makes me very glad I've got a wheel, the FFB you get from the bumps, the kerbs, the front wheels going very slightly airborne and the lack of grip you feel (and the following yank on the wheel from the tyres gripping again!), and of course being able to feel oversteer and understeer, all things you'll never get from a pad :smashin:
 

CAS FAN

Distinguished Member
I've got a wheel but waiting for my stand so i can finally do that poxy Nascar outside cone challenge..:D

They are all a complete doddle with a wheel - did all the Nascar ones first time apart from the one you mention, which took two attempts as I clipped the last cone :rolleyes:. I take it that's the one on Indianapolis you are referring to.
 

Citizen J

Prominent Member
I actually have a wheel. The Logitech DFP GT wheel that was released all those years ago around the release of GT4. Paid £100 for it but I cannot be bothered to set it up :rolleyes:.

I spent the majority of yesterday trying to get gold in the beginner and Intermiediate Nascar events with a pad. Eventually got gold but probably should have got the wheel out :rolleyes:
 

CAS FAN

Distinguished Member
I actually have a wheel. The Logitech DFP GT wheel that was released all those years ago around the release of GT4. Paid £100 for it but I cannot be bothered to set it up :rolleyes:.

I spent the majority of yesterday trying to get gold in the beginner and Intermiediate Nascar events with a pad. Eventually got gold but probably should have got the wheel out :rolleyes:

That's still a reasonable wheel to be honest, up there with the DFGT IMO. It's not G27/Fanatec PWTS standard, but good all the same. Get it set up as it will transform the game for you.:)
 

mark74uk

Distinguished Member
Bribed my missus with an early xmas present so managed to get myself the Logitech DFGT wheel yesterday. No longer in the Pad club.
 
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beerglass007

Established Member
I brought the Maplins, the "Logitech Diving force wireless" wheel today and can't get on with it at all.

Never had a wheel before but it feels all over the place. Do you need to adjust and setup these things? I did change the pads for acc/brake and thats it.

The pad feels so much better, but don't know if its the right thing long term

Anyone else finding the move from pad to wheel very hard ?
 

mark74uk

Distinguished Member
I brought the Maplins, the "Logitech Diving force wireless" wheel today and can't get on with it at all.

Never had a wheel before but it feels all over the place. Do you need to adjust and setup these things? I did change the pads for acc/brake and thats it.

The pad feels so much better, but don't know if its the right thing long term

Anyone else finding the move from pad to wheel very hard ?


Dont worry its taking me time to get used to it, at first i was a bit meh?. I reduced the "feedback" setting in the GT5 options to 3, this has helped.
 

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