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GT Omega Racing Simulator Pro Review

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AlexB 1st October 2011, 12:39 Quote
I had one of these for three weeks, before selling it. Not good imho. I now have a Nixim Polecat, and it's a million times better.
LeMaltor 1st October 2011, 12:47 Quote
They are twice the price though?
runadumb 1st October 2011, 12:50 Quote
But a "million times" better. Bargain?

You know if someone goes to this effort they really should have 3 displays.
DeathAwaitsU 1st October 2011, 13:34 Quote
Not one of these things offers a 'real' racing experience, the controls aren't even in the right place! Find me a car where the gear stick is at elbow height ffs!
StingLikeABee 1st October 2011, 13:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by DeathAwaitsU
Not one of these things offers a 'real' racing experience, the controls aren't even in the right place! Find me a car where the gear stick is at elbow height ffs!

Looked like the controls were all in the right place for me in this video:

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I don't get all the seatbelt shenanigans though, I was expecting the diver to be getting thrown around a bit when I saw him belting up, and felt a bit cheated after watching the video.
der_george 1st October 2011, 14:40 Quote
!= DBRS Projekt -> Suxx ;)
Rustypouch 1st October 2011, 17:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by DeathAwaitsU
Not one of these things offers a 'real' racing experience, the controls aren't even in the right place! Find me a car where the gear stick is at elbow height ffs!

Civic Type R. Really odd at first, but you get used to it.
Canon 1st October 2011, 19:37 Quote
So much better around for so much less.
Elton 1st October 2011, 20:07 Quote
Build your own, all you technically need is a good stand really.
AlexB 1st October 2011, 20:40 Quote
I had built my own in MDF - was OK, but not as good, and not as adjustable. I have a Buttkicker for vibrations, but I could install a DBOX setup into the nixim without too much hassle.

I'd really love a SimXperience setup, but that's real life car money.
Picarro 1st October 2011, 20:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by Elton
Build your own, all you technically need is a good stand really.

You could probably find all the stuff you need in Ikea :D
dicobalt 1st October 2011, 22:54 Quote
I want one of these racing chairs lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFCRh-anfRg
wst 1st October 2011, 23:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Rustypouch
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeathAwaitsU
Not one of these things offers a 'real' racing experience, the controls aren't even in the right place! Find me a car where the gear stick is at elbow height ffs!

Civic Type R. Really odd at first, but you get used to it.
I had 10 minutes behind the wheel of one (when my brother had one) and I loved the gearbox on it. It was perfect.

The Fiat 500 has one in a similar place but the 'box sucks on that...
steve30x 2nd October 2011, 00:48 Quote
The Obutto Ozone would have been a better choice and is nearly the same price , better built and has the option for tripple screen.
runadumb 2nd October 2011, 12:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by steve30x
The Obutto Ozone would have been a better choice and is nearly the same price , better built and has the option for tripple screen.

Just googled it. Yes yes yes, that is the one people looking for this setup should get.
bodkin 2nd October 2011, 16:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by steve30x
The Obutto Ozone would have been a better choice and is nearly the same price , better built and has the option for tripple screen.

Damn it, now I want one of those!
Artanix 2nd October 2011, 19:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by DeathAwaitsU
Not one of these things offers a 'real' racing experience, the controls aren't even in the right place! Find me a car where the gear stick is at elbow height ffs!

Most sports cars have the seat much lower, to the gearstick is just below elbow height, you lean your arm on the centre console and the gearstick just falls in place. Alot of people put a massive big gear stick on their car to get the same effect, especially in drifting, so you have the hydraulic brake right by the gear stick.

e.g. http://www.zcars.com.au/images/rsr-scion-tc-interior1.jpg

Although that is a much tidier mod than usual :D
We.are1 2nd October 2011, 20:47 Quote
I own one of these for 6 months now. and Its actually works great!
I notice from the pictures on the review that you guys actually fitted the cockpit all incorrectly.

when I purchased my cockpit. I received an email with a link to the online assembly manual.
its more detailed than the sheet provided.
you guys should visit http://www.gtomegaracing.com/usermanual.html

I can see 3 bolts for the seat was used on the steering wheel tube. connecting to the front pedal base.
The Gear mount is mounted too far away. and its not even low when the G27 Gear stick is mount.
did you guys even test the cockpit with the G27??
why is the wheel plate mounted the wrong way rofl. you can't mount any wheel in that way.

if you have seen the online manual then It would be fair to say: you guys have reviewed the rig very unfairly.
on the link it does say and show both halves are to be fitted at the end.

how could you say:
We’re PC enthusiasts, though, which means that we’re used to instructions only getting us halfway to a working product and then leaving us to figure out the rest. However, even our inquisitive minds and brute force couldn’t finish off the build properly.

???

again you guys should visit http://www.gtomegaracing.com/usermanual.html
Senilex 3rd October 2011, 11:57 Quote
Fail Review!
bodkin 3rd October 2011, 12:21 Quote
I understand that you should not have to search for an online manual, but thats certainly the first thing I would do with something like this. I might just be an idiot, but the quality of content has been on a downward march since the cpc merger and these one page reviews we have started getting are just poor.

Why are reviews most sites would take at least 3-4 pages over being condensed to fairly passable overviews?
Claave 3rd October 2011, 14:38 Quote
GTOmega has been in touch with that link - we'll look at what's on there and update this review as necessary.

However, I should point out that we did search the site for a better construction guide than the one provided in the box when testing this chair and failed to find the link to the extended user manual. If you can spot it on http://www.gtomegaracing.com/index.html please let us know.
We.are1 3rd October 2011, 14:49 Quote
The user manual link is on the http://www.gtomegaracing.com/index.html at the bottom of the page.
The name/title "user manual"
Next to the word shipping cost.
Waynio 5th October 2011, 11:18 Quote
To be fair the thing should come with good instructions in the box so not a fail review more like fail package :) like it's gonna bump the budget much by making a good short manual thrown in the box, why do manufacturers do rush jobs like this, doesn't make sense :?.

I've always fancied making a nice driving rig but just don't have the space or spare gaming pc for one, I'd have to throw my bed out to have one, hmmm a bed that tansforms into a racing rig maybe not :D I'll have to make do with a gaming pad until I can afford a nice big place with a dedicated games room .
Claave 24th November 2011, 13:12 Quote
Update: Since publishing this review, GTOmega has been in touch to discuss our findings. We’ve preserved the original review, below, to avoid confusion and added the information from this discussion on a new page 2, which also has a revised score.
Krikkit 24th November 2011, 13:17 Quote
Not including the new manual in the box? Massive fail, when you've gone to all the trouble of making a new one.
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