Oinker Mar 24, 2013 @ 1:12pm
DON'T BUY IT!!!
Showdown doesn't support the most popular steering wheel ever made! Dirt 2 and 3 supported it. And the demo supported it. But the Logitech Momo wheel isn't recognized by the game and if you set the steering axis manually, it locks it up hard. There is a work-around but Steam will repair the "damaged" file and I hear save-game support is afu if you use the hack. I also didn't see manual or semi-automatic transmission in the setup. They have no intention of patching this problem.
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Tig Ol Bitties Mar 27, 2013 @ 6:55pm 
It works perfectly with my Logitech GT Driving Force. BUY IT!!!!!!
Oinker Mar 27, 2013 @ 10:43pm 
The GT Driving Force is on the short list of supported wheels. My comment was regarding the more popular (not better or newer) Momo wheel. I tried the hack and save games work. There is no cockpit view, manual transmission, and no TrackIR support as there was in previous Dirt games. It's a crippled version of Dirt 2 & 3. It should have been released as a Dirt 3 DLC. At least then it would have supported manual transmisson, TrackIR head tracking, cockpit view, and my Momo wheel.
GameLord Mar 28, 2013 @ 11:12am 
Its a different style of game. I am happy with the divided games.
Tig Ol Bitties Apr 3, 2013 @ 12:34am 
Originally posted by Oinker:
The GT Driving Force is on the short list of supported wheels. My comment was regarding the more popular (not better or newer) Momo wheel. I tried the hack and save games work. There is no cockpit view, manual transmission, and no TrackIR support as there was in previous Dirt games. It's a crippled version of Dirt 2 & 3. It should have been released as a Dirt 3 DLC. At least then it would have supported manual transmisson, TrackIR head tracking, cockpit view, and my Momo wheel.

Well, you need to get used to cockpit view not being available. Codemasters has even removed it from the upcoming GRID 2. Less than %5 of gamers actually used it according to their data (which doesn't surprise me at all given the disadvantage it places on the player.)

Manual transmission really has no place in Showdown. It may have been nice but certainly not critical to this style of gameplay.

DiRT 3 was an absolute disaster for me. I hated the physics, the boring tracks and the bizarre controls. Worst of all, that stinker froze and crashed on me in EVERY SESSION. Not kidding. A %100 failure rate for DiRT 3. Good riddance to it. It's off my hard drive.
Omnii-chan Apr 28, 2013 @ 5:46am 
MOMO is old as hell, Driving Force GT and G27 are the most popular, still produced and heavily supported.
RockOn Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:47am 
I have a G27 and it is supported, so I'm a happy customer :-)

Here is a list of wheels supported.
http://guide4games.com/guide/dirt-showdown-supported-racing-wheels
Originally posted by Oinker:
Showdown doesn't support the most popular steering wheel ever made! Dirt 2 and 3 supported it. And the demo supported it. But the Logitech Momo wheel isn't recognized by the game and if you set the steering axis manually, it locks it up hard. There is a work-around but Steam will repair the "damaged" file and I hear save-game support is afu if you use the hack. I also didn't see manual or semi-automatic transmission in the setup. They have no intention of patching this problem.

Most popular? It's old as hell and not supported by many games. It's not popular cuz you own it. all the steering wheels i have are supported.
Silv3r Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:56pm 
Originally posted by Omni:
MOMO is old as hell, Driving Force GT and G27 are the most popular, still produced and heavily supported.

This...
You can't pretend to be a racing game fan and have such an obselete wheel and expecting it to give you a good experience...
Cukka May 1, 2013 @ 3:18am 
Oinker, thank you very very much!! I was just about to buy it :( I don't have and don't care about G27. MOMO is such a great driving wheel, it's a shame they don't support it, definately a deal breaker for me.
Nobodo May 1, 2013 @ 7:06am 
Originally posted by Oinker:
The GT Driving Force is on the short list of supported wheels. My comment was regarding the more popular (not better or newer) Momo wheel.

I agree it sucks that the game doesn't support your wheel. However, for the sake of the majority of people on Steam who do not have this particular wheel, I recommend in the future that you should think a little longer about the title of a thread you start. In this case a thread title like

Do not buy if you use MOMO

would be a much better title and actually would draw in the intended target audience to read the thread instead of every single potential purchaser of the game.

A thread title like

DON'T BUY IT!!!

gives the impression that the game is seriously broken and unworkable, so would not be enjoyed by anyone. Since I don't own this game I do not know if it is broken and unworkable, but there is absolutely nothing in this thread to indicate anything more than a problem that would impact only a fraction of the potential buying public.

In various games I've seen threads with titles like this thread has, and then read the thread to see what was the problem with the game. Sometimes the problem is the game is an adventure and has spiders in it, and the poster is scared of spiders, so he warns everybody on Steam not to buy it because he is scared of spiders. Sometimes the problem is the game relies on colors, and the poster is colorblind, so he warns everybody on Steam not to buy it because he is colorblind and can't tell the colors apart.

As the old logo for IBM cautions people to do, "THINK".
Oinker May 1, 2013 @ 8:33am 
DON'T BUY IT!!!

No manual transmission. No cockpit view. No TrackIR head tracking support. No support for anything but a short list of Logi Wheels (new ones only), Logi game pads, and Xbox controller.

Codemasters was known for providing these things in their racing simulators, which I own and play: Toca Race Driver 2, Dirt, Dirt 2, Dirt 3. Dirt Showdown is a dumbed down racer made to appeal to the Xbox crowd and should not be considered for purchase by serious racers.

So take your spiders and shove 'em up your @∫∫.
And mind your own posts, Eram.
RockOn May 1, 2013 @ 9:08am 
Originally posted by Oinker:
DON'T BUY IT!!!

I do not have to ask you, if I must buy or not, so I bought it, and it's actually a pretty fun game.

Originally posted by Oinker:
should not be considered for purchase by serious racers.

Serious gamers upgrades their hardware if needed.

BTW.
It's not a simulator, it's an arcaderacer.
fatflape May 1, 2013 @ 9:34am 
Originally posted by Oinker:
DON'T BUY IT!!!

No manual transmission. No cockpit view. No TrackIR head tracking support. No support for anything but a short list of Logi Wheels (new ones only), Logi game pads, and Xbox controller.

Codemasters was known for providing these things in their racing simulators, which I own and play: Toca Race Driver 2, Dirt, Dirt 2, Dirt 3. Dirt Showdown is a dumbed down racer made to appeal to the Xbox crowd and should not be considered for purchase by serious racers.


well toca race driver 2 dirt 2 and dirt 3 were pants. So if you consider yourself a serious racer.... That must mean that all " serious racers like crap arcade style racers.

Btw if you have a wheel that still uses the big serial conection it might be time to upgrade. Oh and dirt 3 just sucked. A blatant attempt at in your face marketing, trying to get you to pay more for dlc that should have been in the game. just how annoying was that game.

I played toca until grid. I enjoyed toca 1 and 2. played with an old guillemot wheel. I played rallies from the first cm on the playstain i believe. This last generaton of games have all been dumbed down. Get used to it, buy a wheel or xbox controller and enjoy it for what it is. for 5 euro im sure you can get your moneys worth.
ShockWave May 2, 2013 @ 7:00am 
cool, it supports 1 of my wheels, the G25,I NEVER used my g25, still in the box since i bought it in 2009, don't know if i should sell it.
wonder why they support the GT DF but not the driving force pro (earlier edition of GT)
Gregory May 2, 2013 @ 7:41am 
I can already tell why the title is named like this and i guess the titles right after all.Right now it only 424 ppl playing this game.I guess you wont be seeing or playing a multi game again not to mention a dead in general game from every aspect.So long then.
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