Normal vs. Sim steering?

Discussion in 'Forza Horizon 2' started by justchyllan, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. ImaRobot

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    I don't think anyone operates the wheel as erratic as simulation steering seems to show.
     
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  2. Wolfe

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    Unless you're willing to restrain it by wiggling the joystick itty bitty bits, like Speedster911 prefers to do. No other game asks me to do that, so I'm not super inclined to alter the playstyle I've used for more than 15 years. I'd rather just go play Enthusia, which is even slower than Normal steering, yet can be more (legitimately) challenging than Simulation steering.
     
  3. Speedster911

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    I wouldn't go as far as to call it unrealistic. It just forces you to respond faster, with ever more precise inputs. Takes getting used to for sure. Though FH does mention in the menu how sim steering is better for the wheel. Who knows, maybe on a controller, normal is better. SIM does makes the driving immensely challenging, with slightly better response. Only slightly.

    There was an update for the game which corrected ridiculously fast countersteering for wheel users; the wheel would steer 900 degs.. but countersteering would be mapped to 270 degs. Have you applied the update, and do you have the latest firmware for your wheel? These two might help.

    I must admit though, there are times I've enjoyed normal more and generally made more sense to me: countersteering felt so natural and sliding cars out of turns or countering over-corrections, was a breeze.

    Itty bitty bits:lol:, exactly! Takes getting used to but worth it. As a result, the steering in other games can seem slow and a bit unresponsive. Eekh.. sim steering spoils you. :irked:

    Can't believe I never got to play Enthusia back in the PS2 days. Must have been too occupied with GT.. never even heard of it at the time!

    To conclude things - I can't really say which is better since I don't play FM4 with a wheel. On a controller, I'm used to both, but it's hard to decide which one I prefer more. SIM seems to have more effect on the front wheels relative to the road surface. I think at the end of the day they are simply two different models of steering: do you prefer the steering to be smooth and controlled (normal) or do you want instant response with more unforgiving outputs (sim)?
     
  4. Wolfe

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    My Logitech G25 is not compatible; I never play console games with a wheel.
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