MC2 Racing Wheel
MC2 Racing Wheel
by Mad Catz Accessories
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Great except for disconnect problem, November 25, 2002
Reviewer: Nick Kerr from USA
I love playing Project Gotham and Rallysport challenge with this controller, except for the fact that the controller repeatedly causes 'disconnected' messages during gameplay. Ive tried a couple of times to contact Mad Catz but they havent responded about this problem.
I own 2 of these wheels... Ive already exchanged one of them for a replacement when I first encountered the disconnect problem, so I have now tried 3 of these wheels and they all suffer from the same problem. I wish Mad Catz would do something about it.
Great wheel, unusable because of problems., September 14, 2002
Reviewer: metacortex from California USA
Just bought this wheel today and I love the way it feels. I've been playing Sega GT 2002 and Rallisport non stop for past 7 hours. Very well designed and fits on my lap perfectly.
There are problems with it however that will make me return it tomorrow morning.
1. In both games it will disconnect 1-5 times a race. Pressing start button will fix this but it also resets your calibration. Imagine being disconnected and having to recalibrate it 5 times a race - extremely annoying.
2. It doesn't remember your calibration settings when it's powered off. This alone wouldn't make me return it but is still annoying.
I haven't had anything brake off yet, like other reviewers. The wheel and pedals are very firmly built.
Another thing - Mad Catz need to be open for support something other than Mon-Fri 9-5.
Good but there is a version that is better., September 11, 2002
Reviewer: dhr96 from Henderson, KY United States
This is the best wheel out for Xbox but the Universal MC2 is the one you want to buy. I got error messages on this one saying my controller was disconnected. I have heard other ppl say the same thing. I think it had a problem with ps2 games also because of new game protocols or something. The universal version is also great if you have other consoles or if your friends do because you can take your wheel with you.
Good but flawed, September 9, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Henderson, KY United States
This wheel is good, but I am returning it. Frequently, an error message comes up on screen saying that my controller has disconnected. It happens at the worst times. I was better off using my controller.
If you're going to include a stick, please let it shift., August 20, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Fort Lee, NJ USA
Although the steering is much more realistic than the "stock" Xbox controller, the stick shift has nothing to do with reality. If you're going to include a stick shift, let it shift. There is so much attention to detail to each city and street, I am very surprised at the lack of realism to the feel of the game play. As a person who has driven stick shift all of his life (more years than I'm willing to admit), I find myself using the automatic transmition option because the manual is too weird. Although this seems to be this best controller out there for car racing, I' can't help feeling seriously disappointed.
this rocks, August 2, 2002
Reviewer: sirduuki2 from Springfield, VA United States
i was at my cousins house and we played project gotham with the regular controllers. The next day he got this wheel for his bday. It cuts time of your score and makes turning a breeze, its really alotta fun. I definetaly recconmend tis for racing games it makes it easier and much more fun.
rocks on racing games, July 2, 2002
Reviewer: kjell from Canada
it is good but it have a few games that works on it whan dont just want to race with it. If tou want to use it on games that is not realy ment for it like HALO whan you are driving the car with the wheel it wont work so dont buy it if you want to use it on games like that but it rocks on racing games.
Best wheel yet, July 2, 2002
Reviewer: hoser128 from Boston, MA United States
Sensitive, highly adjustable turning range AND dead zone size. Makes games like NASCAR Thunder or HEAT much easier. Leg braces on the side are good. You might want to use some masking tape to hold down the foot pedal component while using.
best ever!!!!!!, April 29, 2002
Reviewer: A 12-year old gamer
this wheel is awesome works great with PGR and RalliSport challenge. the turing is great its way better than gamesters racing wheel. plus it hasa stick shift what is awsome insead of having to use buttons. i rest my case.
NOT, April 4, 2002
Reviewer: Christian and Amanda Merlino from rockville, MD USA
This is my 3rd wheel testing for the XBox. Tested with Ralli Sport Challenge and Project Gotham. The wheel is un-usable for Ralli Sport. The dead zone alows too much play. I completed the easy level with the game pad. But had no luck with the MC2 Wheel. Project Gotham was somewhat better but still the dead zone prevents the user from driveing down narrow passages without hitting the sides cousing spin out. I am comparing this wheel to PC wheels. I have been playing EA sports Need For Speed PU and have completed all using thurstmaster wheel. I would not buy this MC2 if you are trying to get top results in driving games.