Recent reviews of racing steering wheels on the first page an introduction to the manufacturer to read, but this sends from Logitech that we do otherwise. This has two reasons: Logitech as a company is discussed in the review of the Formula Force EX, and it is the wheel that is not officially reviewed PC send!
What? You might think .. Yes, officially, the Driving Force GT (more DFGT) a wheel that is compatible with the PlayStation 3. Just as the Driving Force Pro for PlayStation 2 Logitech, however, secretly or not, but PC drivers for the steering wheels. Just install the default drivers from Logitech is enough to DFGT to work.
Within the price range where we talk about, 70-130, has a Logitech PC steering available. I am sure that the DFGT a better choice because he is a greater rotation and has more buttons. So is chosen only DFGT to review for Logitech in this price.
Contents box and features
The packaging of the Logitech DFGT is largely in black and green. On all sides except the back we see a picture of the wheel. On this side is information on the steering wheel and pedals. 3. Moreover, there is only information on compatibility with the PlayStation. On the back is a white plane with information in 28 different languages. With the exception of the back, the box is very attractive from.
Contents of the box:
Installation software and cables
The Logitech software and drivers are installed in the same manner as the Formula Force EX. There is no CD available and therefore you will need to download the driver from the Logitech website. There is an install wizard kept popping magic and the installation begins. During installation, you connect everything. Calibrating does this send itself in contrast to the Formula Force EX, after connecting, you are ready. Below you will immediately profiler setup for all testing.
In addition to drivers, there is an application installed, the Logitech profiler. This program allows certain functions to be added to games. You can create multiple profiles in the game. But more on this later.
This control, there are three cables needed. First there is the USB cable, this is directly attached to the wheel. The length of the USB cable is no less than 270 cm long, so Logitech has ensured that almost all PC's with the handlebar may be, but the ergonomics of the zitplek disturbed. Nor can such a long cable with better compatibility with consoles reached because people are often on their television, then the computer screen.
The second cable is the connection between the pedals and handlebars. For the connection to the wheel Logitech has also chosen to send this to a seven-pin connector that is very similar to that of the old I / O ports on the back of the PC. This will not send eight holes in the connector on the steering wheel, but there are two 'holes' close in the connector. The seven pin plug makes a strong impression. It is only regrettable that the plug will not pitch to, as monitor cables, the plug there theoretically would be covered. The thickness of the cable is equal to that of the USB cable. The length of the cable is 210 cm, which is very generous to call. Certainly no complaints.
The third cable is the cable. The plug in the wheel is a standard connector for power connections. The feed block has a separate form. He is very thin, but very high and wide. Moreover, the corners are not rounded. The length of the cable is more than 350 cm, which Logitech enormous flexibility with the Logitech Driving Force GT. Also, we finally have a durable cable. Beautiful thick and sturdy.
The steering wheel has a diameter of 28 cm which is very pleasant. It is slightly larger than the diameter of the steering wheel and slightly cheaper closer to the real deal. The wheel of the steering wheel is rubber-like plastic with a slightly different structure in the places where you grab the wheel. It might sound like something good Koops, but this feels really good to plastic. It offers great grip and let your little sweating. Also, the structure is not coarse, but it feels a little bit of what you'll find in a car without learning steering. Long race is no problem with this drive, load of sticky or wet hands, you will not easily get.
On the front of the wheel, we see a lot of buttons.
- button on top right spoke.
- Button on top left spoke.
- PS button
- Large central GT button.
- Enter-like button.
- red circle clockwise.
- red circle clockwise.
This we can add four buttons, two switches on the rear flippers and sequential poker also add two buttons. Total of 21 buttons and HAT switch. The large button in the middle lights up when the wheel is connected, there is a white Gran Turismo logo. The switch on the rear flippers are unfortunately normal buttons and not real flippers. The only drawback to the wheel itself. The cod is a good location, easily accessible and provides an audible click sound when you switch.
As said this send no less than 21 buttons and no button is shared with another. The only drawback I can think of may be that you lost touch in memorizing the buttons. Furthermore, simply amazing work of Logitech. If it is true switch flippers had added was driving was absolutely terrific.
The housing of this drive is very strong, there is no further kraakje to hear. The steering is tight and is not caught on sounds. The plastics that Logitech wheel used for this all look very representative and feel very strong, a very good combination. The terminal is built in the wheel, just as the Formula Force EX. The clamps work quite well, although they sometimes have trouble with the strong Force Feedback effects of the wheel. The table where the wheel will be put down should not be too thick, slightly less than five inches is the maximum.
Finally, the rotation of the steering treated. The rotation of the wheel is 900 degrees, a rotation very pleased. Racing with old cars can now very well, street cars often have a great rotation. Very precise steering now. The large rotation offers many options for several cars. The rotation is infinitely adjustable from 40 degrees to 900 degrees. This is the wheel for all racing game to use.
Force Feedback and precision
The maximum of this force feedback wheel is very strong. If these forces are not used you have muscle pain the next day. Of course the power itself entirely in it. The precision and speed of the force feedback are very good. Also, more and more game manufacturers that send between their hardware are supported. Simbin example special force feedback profiles for this wheel. As mentioned, the precision of the wheel itself fantastic. A disadvantage is the turning mechanism in the wheel that makes much noise.