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  • Does the DD wheel use the same bolt patterns as the CSW base?
  • edited July 2018
    Thomas so only DD1 will have a ps4 version? (will DD2 have compatibility modes which support some workaround solutions we have on the market today?)

    I'm an "ex pc racer" with less time on my hands so (lately) GTsport etc is perfect fit for quick plays. But I hate the feeling of settling for the lesser version when buying new stuff. Especially knowing that PS5 could drop the compatibility etc.

    Simracing nowadays helps me with my cerebral palsy so I invest in it but I don't want to have multiple rigs.
  • edited July 2018

    :-O
  • an auction? w.t.f.
  • edited July 2018
    Thanks for the presentation. Where would I find written more detailed information about the Podium wheels?  As feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement, I found the presentation in the video was confusing. I would appreciate more clarity on the differences in what I think I heard about 3 wheel offers?  It was nice that the performance graphs were shared. 
  • hello Good i want  to make the request of the base dd2 but not to hi seems  when it  Will be available thanks
  • Does the DD wheel use the same bolt patterns as the CSW base?
    Question has been answered on the Fanatec website (it does).  Thanks.
  • I’m disappointed with the auction idea. I feel conflicted. Don’t want to waste my time on auctions where I expect the prices to be high. Do I buy more wheel than I need now, wait to see what the price settles down to on the other, or go elsewhere? Wish I had a clear option for the P1.
  • Will the new F1 wheel be separately available and compatible with ps4 elite?
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  • edited July 2018
    i have waited and waited 
  • The R in relevant is missing :) do I win?
    Will be interesting to see what the pricing is, I am never good at getting last bid in auctions


    If there is something missing, please let me know in the comments.



  • I do not see any pre-order options on the site???
  • I do not see any pre-order options on the site???
    Pre-order is up on North American site. If you want 5 yr warranty it is an extra $299 USD.
  • I‘m a bit disappointed as well, I would like to order a DD2, the price seems reasonable from my perspective. But I need PS4 compatibility. You said that you think it does not matter if someone is racing on PC or console, so I hope that the DD2 comes with PS4 compatibility as well. @Thomas: any more information regarding DD2 and PS4?
  • edited July 2018
    I‘m a bit disappointed as well, I would like to order a DD2, the price seems reasonable from my perspective. But I need PS4 compatibility. You said that you think it does not matter if someone is racing on PC or console, so I hope that the DD2 comes with PS4 compatibility as well. @Thomas: any more information regarding DD2 and PS4?
    In description it says that it is not compatible (both 1 and 2). There will be special DD1 version for ps4, and it is a bummer for me. I'm leaning towards staying with my CSW v2 until ps5
  • So, more waiting....end of the year (at the earliest). No info about new Podium wheels (except the F1) or other peripherals...
    Going to to switch to the OSW path I'm afraid... (though I like the plug &play idea of the Podium series).
  • V2 was my last Product From Fanatec ... Switch over too OSW...
  • Hi Thomas. 

    The DD1 auction seems like a fun idea, will drum up a lot of interest and bids for the new base. Big question however.... will Australia/Japan etc. get the opportunity this time to join the auctions or will be another EU/US exclusive?
  • Thinking also switch over to any other Brand as Fanatec if i want spent more Money..
  • edited July 2018
    If you do not like the price then don't buy it, if you don't like an auction then don't participate, it's that simple. People on here are always just bitching and moaning and threatening to buy other products. You aren't entitled to anything so please just either buy the product or do not buy the product it is afterall up to you and your budget. The price came in a little lower than I expected actually so I am pleased with that however it is still a bit out of my budget range too but maybe later this year I can try to get the DD2. Point is I really can't afford one just yet either but you can't take it out on the manufacturer because it's out of your price range. I mean I'd love a Ferrari but I can't complain to them that they're too expensive for me now can I?
  • I‘m a bit disappointed as well, I would like to order a DD2, the price seems reasonable from my perspective. But I need PS4 compatibility. You said that you think it does not matter if someone is racing on PC or console, so I hope that the DD2 comes with PS4 compatibility as well. @Thomas: any more information regarding DD2 and PS4?
    In description it says that it is not compatible (both 1 and 2). There will be special DD1 version for ps4, and it is a bummer for me. I'm leaning towards staying with my CSW v2 until ps5
    I did read that, the question is will there be a special DD2 Version for PS4 as well (I think it’s „just“ licensing), I don‘t mind waiting longer but as I‘m really into having the DD2...

  • I‘m a bit disappointed as well, I would like to order a DD2, the price seems reasonable from my perspective. But I need PS4 compatibility. You said that you think it does not matter if someone is racing on PC or console, so I hope that the DD2 comes with PS4 compatibility as well. @Thomas: any more information regarding DD2 and PS4?
    In description it says that it is not compatible (both 1 and 2). There will be special DD1 version for ps4, and it is a bummer for me. I'm leaning towards staying with my CSW v2 until ps5
    I did read that, the question is will there be a special DD2 Version for PS4 as well (I think it’s „just“ licensing), I don‘t mind waiting longer but as I‘m really into having the DD2...
    But it is expensive to manufacture multiple versions so I am not getting my hopes up.
  • edited July 2018
    These look absolutely fantastic! Great stuff. I have the same question as some others. From the live stream it sounds like there will be a a specific stand alone version of the DD1 with PS4 compatibility coming in the future?

    It might be a good idea to make this clear on the website somewhere because right now under compatibility of DD1 it says not PS4 compatible.

    Will definitely be ordering a PS4 compatible version as soon as it's available!
  • Thomas, I've just pre ordered the DD2, but I think the DD1 looks better. What are the "Exchangeable brushed aluminium cover plates", any pics? Thanks
  • Does the DD wheel use the same bolt patterns as the CSW base?
    Yes but only if you take off the adapter plate as it has the 3 hole pattern.
  • Hello Thomas, where can I preorder the DD2? Greetings Dirk (Germany)
  • So, more waiting....end of the year (at the earliest). No info about new Podium wheels (except the F1) or other peripherals...
    Going to to switch to the OSW path I'm afraid... (though I like the plug &play idea of the Podium series).
    May I ask why you think that OSW will serve you better?
  • I‘m a bit disappointed as well, I would like to order a DD2, the price seems reasonable from my perspective. But I need PS4 compatibility. You said that you think it does not matter if someone is racing on PC or console, so I hope that the DD2 comes with PS4 compatibility as well. @Thomas: any more information regarding DD2 and PS4?
    The DD1 is really powerful enough. It will be hard to make use of the DD2 potential. For us it is just a showcase of our capabilities so that we can demonstrate the advatages of our outrunner technology but 99% of users will be happy with the DD1. We just don't see the market potential on PlayStation to go even more high-end.
  • in the two versions, it seems only about power / torque and has nothing to do with a possible ps4 compatibility. Will the mentioned ps4 compatibility be done with a firmware update?
  • Some dimensions would also be good to know, height and depth especially.
  • I‘m a bit disappointed as well, I would like to order a DD2, the price seems reasonable from my perspective. But I need PS4 compatibility. You said that you think it does not matter if someone is racing on PC or console, so I hope that the DD2 comes with PS4 compatibility as well. @Thomas: any more information regarding DD2 and PS4?
    The DD1 is really powerful enough. It will be hard to make use of the DD2 potential. For us it is just a showcase of our capabilities so that we can demonstrate the advatages of our outrunner technology but 99% of users will be happy with the DD1. We just don't see the market potential on PlayStation to go even more high-end.
    But you don't have to be only playstation user. Also stronger motor has more "headroom" for heat etc right (if turned down to the same performance)?.

    I also suggest  making a comprising table with D1Ps4 D1 D2 . Because even psychologically 1 and 2 is twice the difference (I know it is not).  

    As for other people getting OSW I'm guessing is just that they have to wait less.
  • Looking at your website under Packaging Details the Podium is showing the following dimensions:

    Size (L x W x H) : 51.00cm x 26.00cm x 28.00cm

    Is that the size of the box it ships in? I have an obutto rig and that is over twice the length of my mounting plate, not to mention the height would block my monitor! Can you please verify the dimensions of the Podium itself?
  • The live stream showing off a new highly anticipated product was awful, such a low standard, and so lacking in enthusiasm, the auction idea again, such a lame and bad way to go, just first come first serve should be the way to do it, but then again I wouldn't buy from the first few batches anyway, there's always teething problems, and I think they have gone to high on the price as well, they missed the gap in the middle, could be costly on sales.
  • in the two versions, it seems only about power / torque and has nothing to do with a possible ps4 compatibility. Will the mentioned ps4 compatibility be done with a firmware update?
    The PS4 racing wheel is an entire different SKU and comes with different electronics as there is a security chip included.
  • The PS4 racing wheel is an entire different SKU and comes with different electronics as there is a security chip included.
    Thomas, thank you. Will the first batch of DD1 wheel bases in the auction become PS compatible when used with the new Podium Formula rim, when it is released?
    Or will there be two versions of the DD1?
  • Can DD1 be used comfortably with https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/wheel-stands-table-clamps/clubsport-table-clamp-v2-eu.html on a strong table or is it necessary to have a strong cockpit for this wheel?

     


  • edited July 2018
    Don't quite understand the reasoning behind the auction, it may be a fun idea but itll be an hassle for the users, probably it will also mean a dead website by all the clicking, i still remember how hard it was to pre order de mclaren wheel, seems to me there will be a short supply and this was simply a way to keep it under control since if you simply planted a price on the DD1 and if that price was a delicious one you surely would have a lot of pre-orders to fulfill , ah well time is a good counselor, i suppose that December is also the date for DD1.. couldn't catch that from the video .. in the end of the day both wheels seem kick ass and if the usual quality standard ( bar a few hicups ) is met im sure it will be a success, specially with software developers behind it, people tend to forget how important the software is, not just how many NM it does and what not .... bit sad there isn't an option with a price for the DD1... ah well, looks nice nevertheless :)
  • The PS4 racing wheel is an entire different SKU and comes with different electronics as there is a security chip included.
    Thomas, thank you. Will the first batch of DD1 wheel bases in the auction become PS compatible when used with the new Podium Formula rim, when it is released?
    Or will there be two versions of the DD1?
    Two versions because he said that the chip is inside the base.
  • edited July 2018

  • The PS4 racing wheel is an entire different SKU and comes with different electronics as there is a security chip included.
    Thomas, thank you. Will the first batch of DD1 wheel bases in the auction become PS compatible when used with the new Podium Formula rim, when it is released?
    Or will there be two versions of the DD1?
    The DD1 will NOT be PS4 compatible. It is a different wheel.

  • edited July 2018
    So, more waiting....end of the year (at the earliest). No info about new Podium wheels (except the F1) or other peripherals...
    Going to to switch to the OSW path I'm afraid... (though I like the plug &play idea of the Podium series).
    May I ask why you think that OSW will serve you better?
    don't have to deal with an auction for one thing....and accuforce is $750 or $1250 with a rim even if it is less power... i can at least buy it.  As far as osw... still very poweful and still cheaper than $1500 dd2 that isn't until "december" (which we all know fanatec, it will be later lol)

    I just hope it isn't console compat that made the dd2 $1500.  What i really think is the dd2 makes up for the loss you'll take on the dd1 crazy auction system...if there even is a loss because people will drive the auction up over $1k no problem. should have just sold it out right.
  • I think that this misses the mark from my perspective.  I know I don't have to buy it if I don't like the price or play in the auction if I am not up for that.  You can bet that the auction price will be above the market as there will be folks with more money than sense who will bid it up to near DD2 levels. Fanatec is now in the realm of the OSW and approaching Bodnar.  I don't expect Feel VR pricing with such a polished product, but there is a pretty sizable range to play in that falls between.  Maybe they can't sell the DD2 for $1,099 and the DD1 for $799, but that is where they slot and there should be Black Friday discounts on those prices with regularity.  I helped a friend (well, really watched him) set up his OSW and it's not that complicated.  Also, the fact that as games and tech changes, you can swap out the encoders which make them user serviceable/up-gradable.  Don't get me wrong, I like my Fanatec gear and I will look forward to the Podium series GT wheels (Porsche RSR replica please), but the pricing being offered does not provide the value proposition that makes me want to stay with Fanatec when upgrading to DD.
  • edited July 2018
     I want preorder DD2 , is it won't be compatible for PS4 even plug in podium racing wheel ? coz i really like DD2 presentation of the carbon look , it's so cool

  • The PS4 racing wheel is an entire different SKU and comes with different electronics as there is a security chip included.
    Thomas, thank you. Will the first batch of DD1 wheel bases in the auction become PS compatible when used with the new Podium Formula rim, when it is released?
    Or will there be two versions of the DD1?
    The DD1 will NOT be PS4 compatible. It is a different wheel.

    Ah there it is! Thank you. Can't wait to put in the order. Any word on when this will become available?
  • I liked the presentation, not a fan of american style slick sales pitches. 
    That said i'm confused as to how the bidding is going to work? If i want to buy a DD1 there will be multiple auctions? Sounds like a bit of a lottery to me & i don't trust my luck. 
  • For those of us who own both PS4 and Xbox One, if you put an Xbox One universal hub on the PS4 compatible DD1, can you use It on Xbox too?
  • Hi Thomas, I also would like to know actual size of the DD1 / DD2, I have a Playseat sensation Pro and I’m not sure it fits in depth. It’s also important to know where the holes are located :) Thanks
  • So, more waiting....end of the year (at the earliest). No info about new Podium wheels (except the F1) or other peripherals...
    Going to to switch to the OSW path I'm afraid... (though I like the plug &play idea of the Podium series).
    May I ask why you think that OSW will serve you better?
    Sure you can.
    It's not that I am convinced OSW will serve me better, in fact - as I wrote - I believe the plug and play of the Podium series would be more than welcome to me.
    But I am waiting for the Podium series to replace my V2 since the first rumours began.
    I even returned a fresh acquired OSW set for that reason.
    Then the DD base was announced for september (or the fourth quarter) 2017. 
    Then it got delayed again (I understand there were some issues, I get that).
    Then the big moment: a countdown teaser for July 13th...
    I was really hoping the new bases would be available by now, but as it seems it's going to take another 6 months (at the earliest) for the first ones to be shipped.
    Maybe I'm too old, maybe I ran out of patience too early, whatever. But I'm not going to wait another half year. And I can add, that atm 6 friends of mine share the same thoughts.

    Coming back to the core of your question: I have no means of knowing if the Podium series are going to be on par with the actual OSW systems that have proven themselves over the years. Maybe they are, maybe they will be better, maybe they will be not so good, future will tell.

    Anyway speaking as someone who loves his Fanatec gear, I wish you luck with this new product, really hope it's going to succeed.
    Not going to do what one of your employees suggested: buy a V2.5 in the meantime and then sell it when the Podium arrives (this because I fear for a (whole) while that my V2 is going to die on me and I don't want to be stuck with no base).
    So now I will have my two CSW wheels rebuild to fit OSW and hope the best...
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