SteelSeries SRW-S1 Review


SteelSeries SRW-S1 Review


The SRW-S1 is so wholly intended for use with SimRaceWay that, as well as the branding, it has default bindings in game, meaning you really do just plug in and go. The wheel also comes with $10 of currency to purchase extra cars in game.

There are some offline modes, but the majority of the game is designed to be played online, and there are even challenges that have real-life prizes of hardware and the like.

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Without spending actual money your choice of cars is limited to an EvoX and a fair selection of tracks. However the $10 you get free with the wheel are plenty to get you a handful of more inspiring vehicles, such as a GT2 BMW M3, Maserati MC12, a Formula 3 car, and even a McLaren M6A.

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The game engine appears to be based upon rFactor, or at least one of the ISI based simulators. So it definitely isn't the prettiest girl in the room, but its serviceable and playable on even a low-end rig. Of course there are some physics limitations but given that we're using non-mounted motion controls a little dumbing down of hardcore physics is actually beneficial.

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The lights work best in SRW itself, although a patch available from the SteelSeries website allows the shift lights to work in any game which supports an external RPM indicator. So if you're playing F1-2011 you can really get immersed. Even if the shift-lights don't match the actual RPM anywhere near accurately enough to be useful.

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Most Recent Comments

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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