EXCLUSIVE GT5:P Spec II - NINTH update (NEW DFGT Wheel Hands-On, April 18)

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5: Prologue' started by amar212, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Delphic Reason

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    Nice review of the DFGT, amar! :tup:

    I loved that you compared it with the DFP and G25.

    I am definitely purchasing a G25, but I want a second wheel for 2 player battles (LAN, etc...) and another "type" of wheel seemed like a good idea so people can use what is most comfortable for them. Looks like the second wheel will be the DFGT.

    Thanks again.



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  3. nicklearse

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    Yeah its full of grumpy northerners with nothing better todo....
     
  4. Denur

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    Just for your information, although nuno2k posts in portugese, "biertijd" is very much dutch and just means "beer time" in english. Seeing the video, this makes sense too. (a bit like me after a few cans of beer on the autobahn, eh, I mean the nordsleiffe in GT4)
     
  5. spyrrari

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    @amar,thanks for the update for the DFGT!!...am going to buy this wheel and am now for the full 100% confinced thanks to your review:tup::tup:
    my dfp is now dead and i can only race with a "lifeless" wheel:sick:

    i have a strong feeling though that ,when gt5 finally comes out,a new g25 wheel(or major update)will be released with hopefully a more resistant, and less plastic sounding(click clack:yuck:)gear changer....

    do you have any info on this??...:)

    i am still waiting on the best wheel ever...and this DFGT will do fine untill g25 will get pefect:sly:

    spyrrari
     
  6. Biggamehit

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    good stuff man... ill be picking up the new US version in a few weeks after i get home from iraq.

    i have had the JP version since August no stop play man.
     
  7. Patrik

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    Quick question: How do you know wich one is the host in online races?
     
  8. Fyshokid

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    The host is usually listed as 1st in the loading screen
     
  9. BreakerOhio

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    Nice review of the new wheel. I saw the wheel available for purchase when I picked up my US copy at Gamestop on April 17th. Looked real nice, but I already have too many wheels.

    I was tempted...I would like to compare.
    Thanks for your review.
     
  10. gt3killer

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    Nice review Amar, although I'm using the G25 and loving it, I might have to try DFGT.
     
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  13. Delphic Reason

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    Those zany Dutch.

    Not a bad interview, albeit not much info about GT5 was garnered. Yet, it was interesting to hear Omega Boost 2 may be in the future, as well as Kaz wanting to do an RPG. May not ever happen, but it's something fun to think about, for sure.




    ;)
     
  14. TiJayLFS

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    Just a quick point- the DFP DOES self centre on GT, as well as any PC game with physics-based (not canned effect) force feedback.
     
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    need to buy this wheel as soon as it comes out!!(my old dfp is quitting on me bit by bit..)
    does anyone reading this and lives in holland/amsterdam knows when this wheel is coming out here and where to buy it??
    called some shops and getting no's for answers...!!
    spyrrari.
     
  18. NFL_Freak

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    Try again. GT5P is actually out, Ferrari Challenge isn't out until the summer.
     
  19. detergent

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    Hey guys, I don't know if these have been posted before but have a look at these screens. They are from the Spainish Grand Prix and show GT5P spec II. You can see the Ferrari F2007 with the barcode instead of all red that they have now. Also you can see Kimi and Felipe modelled in one of the screens.

    [​IMG]

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  20. magburner

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    Even if GT5:p is only a demo, I doubt we'd see any of the effects they detailed, like the weather for instance. Check out the effects at 2:48, GT5 needs that kind of stuff, will we see it though?

    GT5:p to me just feels like a higher resolution/higher fidelity GT4, there is nothing really ground breaking in the game. Don't get me wrong, the cars and the tracks look great (and the game plays like a dream), but I expect that. I've not seen anything new that has not existed in a previous incarnation of the series though, and nothing has got me wetting myself with anticipation. I want GT5 as much as the next guy, but I'm a little more sedate about it now that I've played GT5:p.

    Also, a demo is a demonstration of something that will appear at some point in the future. GT5:p demonstrates that there is some new content, but also that it will probably be business as usual in respect to its features. GT4:p wasn't THAT different to GT4, so why would GT5:p be that much different to GT5?
     
  21. Fyshokid

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    Good point! But there's still that big update this fall!
     
  22. legroom

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    GT5P has passed 2million unit sales according to an SCE press release!

    The release also states that the Gran Turismo series as a whole has now passed 50 million unit sales!

    http://www.scee.presscentre.com/Content/Detail.asp?ReleaseID=4556&NewsAreaID=2

    Congratulations to PD for producing what can only be described as a truly legendary driving franchise!
     
  23. kikie

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    146 ?
    Don't you mean 246?

    Has GT5p been updated today? The lighting and colours seem different.
     
  24. m7ammed

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    anybody got an idea when this could be , and what the update would have ?
     
  25. Boyshkin

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    Just started class S and still can't find "Quick Tune-up Screen.
     
  26. El Drifto

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    When you load up a race, it should be in the menu before the race.
     
  27. Rocket Punch

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    Nice review Amar, here are some of the findings I got when I did my review.

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    The 11" diameter wheel is specificlly picked by PD. The TPE durometer formulation on the DFGT was change from DFP.

    The steering unit casing is identical to DFP, except for some material changes like the 2 screw down knob.

    Pedals are identical with the DFP except for the major fact that the potentiometer is changed from DFP.

    Now works with XMB since 2.41

    IMO, it had more to do with G25's dual motor vs the single motor in DFGT and DFP.

    IMO, the perception of the stronger FFB effect existed with the DFP are mostly due to the DFP's smaller 10" (9.75" measured) diameter steering than both the G25 and DFGT's 11" (10.75" measured). As in the case in real life steering strength (in a conventional steering assembly), a smaller wheel always equals to a stronger steering feel, since [Torque = Force x Distance]. In addition the perception of the DFP wheel "feels" quicker is also due to the smaller diameter steering.

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    You can read my full review HERE.