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In case anyone's not seen it.

Disclaimer : This road has NOT been confirmed to feature in Forza 4. So don't blame me if it's not there.

However it does look like the ultimate playground for a car porn game to be based on. 90km, 5 tunnels, 1 of which is 880m long and has no lights. Hairpins, chicanes, huge elevation changes and it runs by Dracula's Castle (Vlad The Impaler's).

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If there was a way I could use a fanatec on my lap I'd definitely save up for one. Doesn't look like you can get a lap attachment though unfortunately.

Christ their stuff is expensive, it's 120EUR just for the stand!! Not an option for me and I actually like having wheels on my lap anyway. It's a bit silly not offering the option as far as I'm concerned, but then the whole situation with 360 wheels is a bit silly.

I use a WSP, its not possible to use a decent wheel on your lap - get a WSP ;)

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Meerman and Harns/F355 Cainer (off the top of my head) use a table - this is the best cheap option.

An ironing board works well too.

I used an ironing board temp (having always used one in past for PS2/DC wheels etc) and they cant cope with modern wheels, changing gear on H shifter moved the ironing board and you really need the pedals attached as even with carpet gripper braking moved them - having said that my pedal is modded so much harder than std.

May get away with it on 360 wheel esp with the mod meerman did to his pedal set!

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its not possible to use a decent wheel on your lap

So true. The ffb will make it jump off your lap.

Meerman and Harns/F355 Cainer (off the top of my head) use a table

Actually, I DIY'd a wooden plateau that I clamp onto my coffee table. Takes less than a minute to install and remove. It's been revised again since this picture was taken - the wheel's clamp has been fixed to the plateau now for extra sturdiness, and the screw clamps have been replaced by pump ones for even faster installation. The whole thing slides snugly over my lap, giving me the ideal racing position on my soft, comfy sofa. The pedals' rubber studs under its base keep them from moving around on that rug too. [/geek]

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I think it uses different rendering techniques for the same cars - or rather more detailed rendering techniques during the parts of the game it hasn't got to draw a lot - such as a garage.

In-game the cars probably use lower poly models.

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There's only one option for the wheel really...

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It may be a bit of an investment, but it's so superior compared to any other solution it hurts. Consider it's about as much as two full price games and it isn't that expensive really, especially if it's likely that you will use this for a longer period of time than it would take you to play and get bored of two full price games.

Which of course reminds me that I hardly played any Forza 3 and F1 2010 since getting the WSP because I'm fickle as a toddler and have the attention span of a goldfish.

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I'd say yes but only because i play lots of driving games.

Its gives lots of support, esp. in rally games or Road races where you have to throw the car around a bit - plus you can adjust the height and wheel angle.

Also, its immersive. At the right height you position the wheel so its in relation to the on-screen wheel. Which i like.

Its basically about getting the right wheel positon.

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There's only one option for the wheel really...

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It may be a bit of an investment, but it's so superior compared to any other solution it hurts.

Indeed it is. Better than a DIY solution like my own anyway.

If you are thinking about selling it, then think of me, please.

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I'd say yes but only because i play lots of driving games.

Its gives lots of support, esp. in rally games or Road races where you have to throw the car around a bit - plus you can adjust the height and wheel angle.

Also, its immersive. At the right height you position the wheel so its in relation to the on-screen wheel. Which i like.

Its basically about getting the right wheel positon.

Have only played F1 2010 and Shift with the wheel, so have not had experience with a rally game and needing to steer quickly. It's quite an investment though and of course more gaming gear to hide when it's not in use.

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Have only played F1 2010 and Shift with the wheel, so have not had experience with a rally game and needing to steer quickly. It's quite an investment though and of course more gaming gear to hide when it's not in use.

For rally games you really need something sturdy (DiRT has very strong feedback and you need to flick the wheel left and right a lot, and quickly too - very physically demanding) otherwise the wheel plays with you instead of the other way around. The wheelstand pro can handle it and you can fold it up so you can stack it away easily without it taking a lot of storage space.

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Have only played F1 2010 and Shift with the wheel, so have not had experience with a rally game and needing to steer quickly. It's quite an investment though and of course more gaming gear to hide when it's not in use.

Indeed it is.

Without trying to sound like the "goodie" twatface in some 70's car gang...

when you race with us, if you can keep up, its good enough for us.

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So you can use a fanatec with one? The WSP website doesn't specifically say any of the models are compatible.

Indeed you can, i have the G27 version and the Fanatec bolts straight to it

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Getting more hyped about F4, im binning the PS3 now so 360 only - will put some more time into F3 until this comes along ;)

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No its better then a desk because a desk is a set height...

This means you've then got to mess around with air rigged office chairs (to get height) - which are rubbish as they run of out of air and are uncomftable.

But if you can't attain this goal, obv a desk is fine.

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See, i'm a hero amongst some of my friends for having the setup i do and still being married - how on earth do these guys get away with it?????

I mean he has the wheel rig, a projector and 2 freaking r/c helicopters - has to be single!

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No its better then a desk because a desk is a set height...

This means you've then got to mess around with air rigged office chairs (to get height) - which are rubbish as they run of out of air and are uncomftable.

But if you can't attain this goal, obv a desk is fine.

It's better than a desk because if you have a good chair and the WSP set to the right height, it mimics driving a car much closer than sitting upright at a desk will. And it's just as sturdy and stable but easier to deploy and store.

good point about height adjustability, and i wasn't suggesting a desk was better, i think it's dependant on setup, most people here maybe play in the front room with no desk so yeah the wsp is better, i play at a desk, on a height adjustable office chair anyway, a wsp would make no sense for me, it may be slightly better but it's not "so superior compared to any other solution it hurts" :P

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