Thank you; there are cheaper wheels out there, but there can be issues with drivers (software not car drivers!) and the awful 6 monthly Windows 10 features updates.
If you stick to brand names, you should be fine. I started with joysticks back in the 90s and it was fun but once I moved to a FF wheel, life changed. It's so much more enjoyable and you actually have better control of the car.
Thank you; I have a controller on order and I'll try this out first as good wheels are expensive. But people do say that a wheel gives a far better experience and I may get one in the end.
I'm new to gaming and have just bought some games from GOG. FO2 runs fine on my old PC running Windows 10. Using the direction buttons on the keyboard to change direction of the car for FO2 is most uncomfortable and awkward. First, can I get mouse or controller support for the game? If so, how would I set it up? There is a program called Key to Joy for configuring controllers; will this help? I've ordered an EasySMX ESM 9100 controller but it will be a couple of weeks before it arrives, and I've downloaded the driver from their website. It's a basic generic PC controller.
Controllers that have XINPUT support (xinput makes pc recognize a controller as an xbox360 controller) Should work with flatout 2 . I don't know what controller you have but a good and cheap controller is the Logitech F310 that has a switch for Xinput and Dinput.
EDIT: Also check on pcgamingwiki (great website to check for fixes and controller support on different games ) https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/FlatOut_2
if you scroll down you will see they talk about controller support.
to enable a controller : Must be enabled in options and plugged in before launching; default controls are unintuitive but can be rebound in options.
But you have to press Enter to begin the race.
Thanks for your help. I've ordered an EasySMX ESM 9100 controller but it will be a couple of weeks before it arrives, and I've downloaded the driver from their website. It's a basic generic PC controller. The driver I've downloaded has Xb1 as part of the filename; will this be XINPUT support, possibly?