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    Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    Pre-orders open now, soon you will be able to "bring your tractor home, without the mud".
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    Cool Re: Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    Buy the two parts separately, you'll save 1p.

    Would like to see the sales figures for this in the future, pretty sure it's a tiny crevice in a niche market but interesting nonetheless :-)

    Edit: I mean 1 cent. Hmm, even less than I thought
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    Re: Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    I doubt they'll be selling out of those in a hurry.......but then what do I know? I laughed at the thought of a farming simulator yet they have sold a fair few units.
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    Re: Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    I had to check the date when I saw this. Thought it must be April the 1st! Gosh I know some people love farming simulator but can't believe anyone would drop £300 on a peripheral for it!
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    Re: Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Gosh I know some people love farming simulator but can't believe anyone would drop £300 on a peripheral for it!
    Some people can get really obsessive. I don't know anyone into farming simulators, but I know someone called Joe who is into tractors.

    As a young boy, Joe was completely obsessed with tractors. He had pictures of tractors all over his bedroom walls; he had tractor toys, tractor T-shirts, a tractor carpet, and duvet cover, the whole works.

    He ate, drank and slept tractors. On his 17th birthday he was thrilled to get an invitation to go to a tractor factory nearby and test-drive a brand new tractor.

    His excitement was incredible as he told his family and friends. The great day came and he went to the factory for the test-drive.
    Unfortunately something went terribly wrong with the tractor when Joe was driving it and it flipped over, trapping and breaking Joe's leg and fracturing his skull.

    He was so upset and tried to sue the tractor company for negligence. But the company would have none of it and told him there was no liability
    and he could get lost!

    You can imagine he was very annoyed with tractors after this and vowed to shed them from his life completely and forever. All the posters came down, the toys were given away - tractors were GONE.

    Many years later, Joe went into a bar for a drink. Inside, the cigarette and cigar smoke was terrible but through it he saw a beautiful girl seated at the bar on her own. Tears were streaming down her face.

    Joe asked her what was wrong and she said that the smoke was making her eyes sting and stream with tears.

    With that, Joe looked around and then took a huge breath, sucking in all the smoke. He then walked outside into the car park and blew all the smoke out again. He goes back into the bar where the air is now clear and sweet and sits down next to the girl.

    "That was amazing!" she said, "How did you do that?"

    "No problem", said Joe...

    "I'm an ex-tractor fan"

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    Re: Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    Oof! Bad joke alert!

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    Re: Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Gosh I know some people love farming simulator but can't believe anyone would drop £300 on a peripheral for it!
    The side panel looks kinda cool, actually and I could easily see myself putting that into a custom-designed self-build SimPit... though I'd be flying spaceships, NOT playing FarmSim!

    Unfortunately it's a Saitek product, which means MadCatz, which IMO means cheap plastic crap priced way too high and likely to break after a short period of light use.
    At $150, it will be at least that in the UK and while the functionality should be great judging by the pictures, it even *looks* fragile.... and the playschool rainbow coloured buttons further destroy any ideas I'd had.

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    Re: Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I doubt they'll be selling out of those in a hurry.......but then what do I know? I laughed at the thought of a farming simulator yet they have sold a fair few units.
    I'm coming out of the non-gay farming closet.

    As a kid I loved tractors and all things agriculture. From the age of about 11 or so I worked for a good few years voluntarily on our nearest farm, up until things like a career and life took over in my late teens and it drifted away. I'd recommend it to anyone over the usual teen shenanigans, but while I'd have loved a job on a farm the dwindling numbers of labourers in the 90s meant it was never going to be a wise career choice.

    I don't know why, but it's one of those oddly addictive games, like Euro Truck Simulator, which shouldn't be at all addictive, but then you realise you've wasted the best part of a day on it, coffee is great and your knees are stiff. It's like Football Manager without the battered wall and PC peripherals and swearing.

    I discovered Farming Simulator in 2011 or so and have bought each one since - but really it's tractor simulator with some animal husbandry and forestry bolted on. I couldn't be further removed from farming now (work in IT in a school) and it feels like a connection to my alternative life. If the game itself doesn't offer enough it's about as easily modded as modding can be and there have been some truly epic British-style maps, vehicles and implements released, making it far removed from the original game and much more detailed and homely.



    Still, I'm not in the market for one of these (the wheel and pedals will be rubbish compared to my G25 wheel and BRD pedals which I can also use for racing sims - and I simply use a keyboard and mouse for farming sim anyway), and while the control panel does look good, there's not a chance in hell I'm paying $150 for it, no matter what that is in GBP. It's a good game if it even remotely intrigues you, but it's not one which will be made immeasurably better by having a wheel with a knob on it and a control panel, when the standard keyboard shortcuts work just as well 90% of the time. It ought to be much better for front loaders and telehandlers and and the like though, and would be awesome if I was as into hardcore sim-racing as I was 10 years back.

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    Re: Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    Anybody else thinking that side panel would be a perfect Kerbal Space Program panel to go with a flight stick?

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    Re: Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    I'm not sure whether to say "Ooh! Aah!" or "Oo arrr".

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    Re: Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonatron View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Gosh I know some people love farming simulator but can't believe anyone would drop £300 on a peripheral for it!
    Some people can get really obsessive. I don't know anyone into farming simulators, but I know someone called Joe who is into tractors.

    As a young boy, Joe was completely obsessed with tractors. He had pictures of tractors all over his bedroom walls; he had tractor toys, tractor T-shirts, a tractor carpet, and duvet cover, the whole works.

    He ate, drank and slept tractors. On his 17th birthday he was thrilled to get an invitation to go to a tractor factory nearby and test-drive a brand new tractor.

    His excitement was incredible as he told his family and friends. The great day came and he went to the factory for the test-drive.
    Unfortunately something went terribly wrong with the tractor when Joe was driving it and it flipped over, trapping and breaking Joe's leg and fracturing his skull.

    He was so upset and tried to sue the tractor company for negligence. But the company would have none of it and told him there was no liability
    and he could get lost!

    You can imagine he was very annoyed with tractors after this and vowed to shed them from his life completely and forever. All the posters came down, the toys were given away - tractors were GONE.

    Many years later, Joe went into a bar for a drink. Inside, the cigarette and cigar smoke was terrible but through it he saw a beautiful girl seated at the bar on her own. Tears were streaming down her face.

    Joe asked her what was wrong and she said that the smoke was making her eyes sting and stream with tears.

    With that, Joe looked around and then took a huge breath, sucking in all the smoke. He then walked outside into the car park and blew all the smoke out again. He goes back into the bar where the air is now clear and sweet and sits down next to the girl.

    "That was amazing!" she said, "How did you do that?"

    "No problem", said Joe...

    "I'm an ex-tractor fan"
    You must have waited a very long time to fidn a time suitable to post this joke.

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    Re: Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny_Y8S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hexus
    One is the throttle and the other the brake pedal
    Thanks for that key bit of info, we'd never have worked it out for ourselves.
    *spoiler alert*

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    Re: Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    Quote Originally Posted by stanonwheels View Post
    Anybody else thinking that side panel would be a perfect Kerbal Space Program panel to go with a flight stick?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    though I'd be flying spaceships, NOT playing FarmSim!
    Well, yeah....

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    Re: Saitek's $300 dedicated Farming Simulator 15 controller setup

    Quote Originally Posted by jenny_y8s View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hexus
    one is the throttle and the other the brake pedal
    thanks for that key bit of info, we'd never have worked it out for ourselves.
    lol!

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