Mad Catz wheels are less popular than the Thrustmaster wheels, and there’s a reason – quality and game title support. It was the first racing wheel set compatible to the Microsoft Xbox , so being the very first certified Xbox steering wheel that you can still acquire, we believe a short test and a summary just need to be present. The futuristic design is what attracts your attention from the very beginning. We apologize for going a bit off topic. Grid, the sim racing Forza Motorsport-series and TDU2 you will lack the preciseness and the sturdy feel the similar-priced up-to-date rivalry steering wheels for Xbox can provide you with. In more recent history, whenever speed was needed – faster, purebred horses had to be used. The gas and break pedals have a rather narrow foot pad.
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As of present day, however, we’d strongly recommend to overlook the better up-to-date alternatives. There’s also a sequential gear stick. Sreering futuristic design is what attracts your attention from the very beginning.
[SOLVED] MadCatz MC2 wheel and pedals setup – How to get them to work on a PC?
Of course, if ultimate performance from an Xbox wheel is expected, you should consider obtaining the brilliant ergonomic OpenWheeler game seat along with the Ferrari Italia or the more budget choice of a driving simulator cockpit represented by the Ferrari Vibration GT Cockpit Italia.
The wheel’s layout is between ordinary to not really functional depending on your steering wheels practice. It’ll be instantly recognized as a compatible Xbox wheel or a gaming wheel set on your Xbox or your Windows PC. They are analog which usually marks added realism.
There are 10 programmable buttons with the A green and B red ones installed on the left side, instead steerinng the right like on Xbox controllers. We apologize for going a bit off topic.
Seen like this, it was arguably a better choice than the lack of such buttons – the way it is with the outstanding Ferrari Italia, for example. This very steering wheel set is an Xbox gaming accessory, just like the Thrustmaster Ferrari Italia, yet it is not really a toy. It’ll take you some time to get used to, and because of the wheel steerinng really substitute an entire controller for many reasons, including support, you’ll experience additional inconveniences. Grid, the sim racing Forza Motorsport-series and TDU2 you dteering lack the preciseness and the sturdy feel the similar-priced up-to-date rivalry steering wheels for Xbox can provide you with.
Mc2 MicroCon Racing Wheel – Xbox 360
Certainly not that sleek like the Thrustmaster Px Italia, and having nothing to do with the black horses or any other brand’s history, no replica, no Manettino and only diminutive, feeble gear changing paddles. Still, the best matching dashboard that appears to your mind taking a look at the XJ from the outside is this one. None of them needs to be placed in your lap and they’ll both allow better customization and universal support to your Xbox game titles.
Switching gears is optimized by the tiny paddles’ adequate response.
The oval lines do somehow remind you of a mixture between a large city bus and In this very case kind of. It’s actually another Xbox switch – the one that is normally positioned on the left.
The pedals appear to be robust which is a nice addition to the budget wheel set. The rubber stopper feet of pedals clamping mechanism steefing need some creativity on your side, to fix them firmly on a carpeted floor.
Another surprise, but a nice one is the 4-directional D-Pad at the center of the wheel circle. Hot Pursuit and Burnout Paradise in particular riding the sport bikes therewhile the actual steering could have been more precise. In more recent history, whenever speed was needed – faster, purebred horses had to be used. Just like some other details you just need some time to get used to and you’ll soon start gaining better scores than with any type of gamepad or a keyboard.
The brake is doing just fine in arcades and relatively good in simulators.
A review of the Mad Catz MC2 racing wheel for Xbox /PC
A pretty small one, obvious even from the press shots and with a Lamborghini inspired fake-carbon style shifter knob. The degree rotation is enough for arcades like Need for Speed: There are some budget, as well as not that budget Xbox wheel choices from the San Diego-headquartered video game peripherals manufacturer Mad Catz.
It even has vibration and rumble. The throttle needs to be more sensitive and adequate. All buttons are though nice to touch and responsive.
No calibration is necessary you are good to go in about a minute. We’d add – deservedly. Xbox Wheels Reviews: It hasn’t really been until the mid ‘s though, when the migration to actual fast and long distance moving means of transportation happened.