Post by CS
Great to watch and CL's win. I had F1 99 and have now bought F1 2019 and a new Thrustmaster T150 RS Pro wheel and pedals. A huge improvement over my 1999 gear - the pedals have resistance instead of just sinking.
I wonder what rig CL bought??
But I read that Asseto Corsa has better simulation, particularly tyre wear and degradation.
First of all, you bought a good wheel. Among the usually recommended
ones for an entry level with the best value for the money, these models
are always included:
- Logitech G29/G920
- Thrustmaster T300 RS (GT Edition)
- Thrustmaster T150 RS Pro
Those are unanimously a common denominator. But of course, there are
slightly better options for a little bit more money and then there's
anything between 500 and 5000 euros/pounds/dollars.
A very common upgrade route is to use Fanatec gear, with a dedicated
direct drive wheelbase, instead of the belts and gears that are used on
the cheaper ones. These also allow you to easily interchange wheels and
often feature a brake pedal with a load cell for much more precise
braking. If I'm not mistaken CL is using Fanatec gear.
As for the games vs sims, the current F1 games from codemasters are
considered games/arcade and not so much a sim. They take shortcuts and
instead of fully simulating the physics and tyre model they script the
behaviours, emulating reality more than simulating it internally.
The hardcore sims are rFactor 2, Assetto Corsa, Assetto Corsa
Competizione, iRacing, Automobilista, Automobilista 2, RaceRoom and to a
lesser extent, Project Cars 2.
Among those all, no one is perfect, but definitely orders of magnitude
closer to real physics and tyres than F1 2019. Still none is perfect and
it's a common practice to use several sims, enjoying the highlights of
each. That being said, Assetto Corsa is considered perhaps the most
popular all around offer. It's not perfect in a single area, but on
average it is very strong and a finished well polished product. It's
also very user friendly allowing people to just install it, click a
couple of buttons and start racing, whereas for instance rFactor 2 is a
bit more realistic but not so user friendly and buggier. I totally
recommend you Assetto Corsa.
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