SteelSeries SRW-S1 Review

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SteelSeries SRW-S1 Review

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As always with SteelSeries we have packaging designed to allow you to look at the majority of the product before purchase. Given that this is something far more likely to be brought by someone with an average interest in racing, rather than the pro-only Hyperstim and Fanatec type affairs, then showing off its flash and flair is a wise move. 

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As you can see it's positively bristling with buttons and dials and switches. If you ever wanted to know what it would feel like to be Jenson Button for the day, then this is certainly the wheel for you. On the reverse we have four paddles with the top two being for gear changes, and the bottom two are fully-analogue accelerator and brake.

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Every button has a nice reassuring click to it when depressed, and yes the lights at the top do replicate your F1 gear change indicator.

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Thanks to a sensible bit of design the SRW-S1 doesn't require any drivers, and is purely plug and play, similar to using a wired 360 pad on your PC. Before you ask, no it isn't compatible with any consoles. PC only here.

The dials at the bottom adjust the amount of angle needed to go from lock to lock, then the other two control driver aids in SimRaceWay only, and can't be configured in any other title.

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Most Recent Comments

10-02-2012, 07:59:13

Critical
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.

Hope this helps someone Quote

10-02-2012, 09:05:58

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

10-02-2012, 15:20:29

Rasmus66
Good review but I do not understand these new motion steering wheels.

I love sim racing and use a lot of my time playing Iracing, Richard burns rally and all the simbin titels but to get the best experience then you need a proper wheel with realictic force feedback so you know what the car is doing and not just a fancy controller with lots of buttons and a rumble function.

I get the point of it being a step in the right direction towards getting a real wheel but why not get the real deal the first time? Quote

11-02-2012, 09:16:31

cerbrus2
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Originally Posted by Rasmus66 View Post

Good review but I do not understand these new motion steering wheels.

I love sim racing and use a lot of my time playing Iracing, Richard burns rally and all the simbin titels but to get the best experience then you need a proper wheel with realictic force feedback so you know what the car is doing and not just a fancy controller with lots of buttons and a rumble function.

I get the point of it being a step in the right direction towards getting a real wheel but why not get the real deal the first time?
I like It I may.......may go for one. I am not a big fan of motion sensative controllers but I had to get rid of my G27, as it shatterd my glass desk DOH.Quote

11-02-2012, 09:43:49

Critical
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Originally Posted by Rasmus66 View Post

Good review but I do not understand these new motion steering wheels.

I get the point of it being a step in the right direction towards getting a real wheel but why not get the real deal the first time?
Not everyone can afford the real deal or maybe they don't have the room for a full setup.

This is a bloody good wheel when you mount it, it is so accurate and easy to use. (I have mine mounted on my tripod)

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