Reviews and Problems with Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel
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Mac users - Well, it's only OK!
14 May 2009
Summary: CD accompanying product can't be read/loaded because it's designed for PC. Nonetheless, functions can be manually entered and Mac users will better enjoy many of the racing games out there. Love the force-feedback. Mechanism for clamping unit to desk isn't very strong and I broke mine on the second day (it's plastic). Still, my kids love what features that are available, so we're relatively happy.
Summary: I purchased the MOMO, Race 07, and GTR 2 for my son for Christmas. The steering wheel and pedals have been working really well since I downloaded Logitech's updated gaming software for XP, from their website. The real problem is with GTR2. The wheel and pedals work in Logitech Profiler, but only the steering wheel works in-game. I can see the steering turning, but when I depress the gas pedal nothing happens. Can anybody suggest a solution?
Summary: Overall, this wheel is pretty good. I like the seperate stick shift, shift padels, and gas/break. The amount of buttons allow for a wide variety of setup options for games such as the NFS series. However... the way you clamp this thing to the desk is just plain stupid. Look at the pictures and you'll see. They should have looked at the old Microsoft force feedback wheel of older days - now that was a real clamping system.
Summary: Mine will not work. Apparently there is a problem with the power adapter or the plug. Many others complain about this same problem. It seems that Logitech has quality issues at their manufacturing plant. I hope they get it sorted out, because there are not many other force-feedback wheels on the market.
Summary: Short version: This wheel is a cheap plastic imitation of its higher quality forbears. It works, but it doesn't give anywhere near the realistic driving experience the previous models gave. Long version: My friend bought the original, red Logitech Wingman Formula Force (...) a couple years back. I borrowed it recently to play with NASCAR Racing 2003 and loved it. The experience was quite realistic. So I thought to get my own.
Summary: I bought the wheel back in March of this year and for the first 3 months it had worked perfectly. Then a few weeks ago I started to get that wonderful MOMO pedal bug. The pedals are made where they check the calibration every time you push them down. However if you wiggle the pedal while its down the potentiometer reads it as being pushed down further and sets that new rate as what you have to reach in order to get full percentage use out of the pedal.
Summary: A good starter wheel at a reasonable price, with a plethora of buttons on the wheel to do various stuff such as lights, ignition etc. Unfortunately, the design of the wheel makes it feel "heavy" and "clunky". The optical sensor in the wheel is also prone to getting dirty and misreading the turn of the wheel, which is why the newer wheels from Logitech use gear-driven systems.
Pros: Not gonna break the bank, has force feedback