SteelSeries SRW-S1 Review


SteelSeries SRW-S1 Review


Steering Wheels. One of the biggest joys for yours truly. I have, since I was a tiny thing playing Sega Turbo and Monaco GP down the arcades, been a racing game fan. Of course back then you had joysticks or keyboards at best. However when home steering wheels became available I was utterly hooked and have never looked back. Indeed some of my exploits in Grand Prix Legends (winning online World Titles, owning a few World Hotlap Records etc) are some of my proudest achievements.

So with a background of having played nearly every racing game ever created, and sometimes with a modicum of success, it was with some relish that I took a look at the SteelSeries SRW-S1. The SRW standing for SimRaceWay, an online game that is designed specifically to take advantage of the functions of this button-strewn wheel.

One of the first things that you'll notice about the SRW-S1 is that it doesn't come with any pedals, and isn't mountable to your desk. So it's aimed more at the people who want to step up from a pad, but might not have the room for a permanent wheel and pedal arrangement.

Popping across to the SteelSeries website we can find an explanation of all the available controls and how they are mapped in the SimRaceWay game. All of these buttons, barring a couple, are totally mappable in your game of choice.

SteelSeries SRW-S1 Review

Let's take a look at the wheel shall we.

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10-02-2012, 04:55:41


Today we look at the SRW-S1 from SteelSeries, a wheel designed around motion controls.

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10-02-2012, 07:59:13

For best results with this wheel while in simraceway, apply these settings recommended to me by an in-game admin:

Go to Options > Controls, click on the sensitivity tab and change X Axis Sensitivity to 40 (leave the rest at their default value of 50).

Next, click on the Rates tab and set the sliders to the following values:

Steering rate: 50

Throttle rate: 50

Brake rate: 50

Clutch rate: 20

Speed sensitivity: 0

Look ahead: 0

Head movement: 0

Exaggerate yaw: 0

All that is left to do after this is find your own sweet spot with the steering sensitivity dial on the front of the wheel, the admin recommended 360 but I prefer it closer to the 200 mark.

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10-02-2012, 09:05:58

for better results glue this thing to a doorknob and screw it to the edge of you desk!!!Quote

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