Originally Posted by ctlsleh
Would love to get into Race sims. Was wondering if people recommend PC based or PS4 with a g29 or Thrustmaster? Was thinking of starting with Project Cars, appreciate any guidance on the best way to go in terms of equipment and games.
Used to play F1 20 years ago with the Microsoft force feedback sidewinder, then family came a long and that was the end of that for 15 years.....
I would definitely recommend going with a PC setup if possible. I started out sim racing on PS4, which was great a the time. But the better choice of sims, compatability of hardware and selection of mods/VR support moved me over to PC eventually and the difference is night and day.
Sim wise check out Assetto Corsa. Its a great one to start with, good physics/ffb and huge modding community with hundreds of cars/tracks.
Project Cars 2 was'nt my cup of tea physics wise but could be worth checking out the demo of it and see if it feels okay for you. With some of the FFB mods it does feel alot better, and looks great in VR if you go that route.
I'd highly recommend Raceroom. Its free to try with a small selection of cars and tracks. You can purchase cars or tracks on their own after that, or packs. Awesome FFB and audio.
IRacing is awesome if you after online racing side of it, but it can be expensive. Rfactor 2 is excellent, amazing physics.
Automobilista is another gem, similar to Rfactor, running on the same engine I think.
Either G29 or T150 are great wheels to begin with. I'd go for a T150 starting, bit thats just my preference. Black Friday not too far away if you can wait., you could pick up a decent deal