First post, by jheronimus
I'm thinking of getting a steering wheel for a P166/Voodoo 1 machine. I've never actually owned a wheel and I don't think I'll be into some serious simulators. I just want to get something comfortable to play Carmageddon, Quarantine, Need for Speed, etc. So, a couple of questions here:
1) Thrustmaster FCS and CH Products were something of a standard for joysticks. Many games supported them out of the box, other manufacturers tried to emulate them for better compatibility. Same goes for Gravis and gamepads. Is there anything similar with wheels?
2) Is force feedback support common in games around 92 to 97?
3) Am I correct to assume that in many cases wheels actually emulate a joystick, and if a game supports a joystick, it will work with a wheel?
4) Which model would you recommend?
All in all, I'm thinking about getting a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback. I really like my Sidewinder 3D Pro for its ergonomics, design and build quality, and I kind of like the design of Force Feedback. Does anyone have any experience with it? Is it well supported in the games?
Pentium 166 MMX Overdrive, 32 MB RAM, Ark Logic ARK1000VL, Tekram DC-680C, Turtle Beach Tropez, Gravis Ultrasound Max
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