What Controller Do You Use?
Posted 07 August 2017 - 03:40 PM
do you left or right foot brake ?
If you use any auto assist, or are a KB user, do you have tips to share?
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 04:42 PM
Still not as comfortable as it used to be with my old Momo (Paddles, Left Foot brake, Auto Clutch). But the ability to miss gears out on the down shift is sometimes a real bonus.
Couldn't go back to paddles now. (I don't drive modern sims where paddles would be authentic).
Fast, Cheap, Reliable. Choose any 2.
Beat it to fit, paint it to match..
Posted 07 August 2017 - 04:46 PM
(By no means the most fancy wheel. I think my set is one of the cheapest here actually )
I use the stick for GPL (no GPLShift necessary), left foot brake, no vibrations.
Sitting from a chair.
Would personally love to have a Playseat or so, but I do not have the space in my room I'm afraid.
- Based on a quote of Harry Schell
Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:44 PM
I have this seat, made into a chair:
Edited by DDodge, 11 August 2017 - 01:30 PM.
Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:34 PM
Left foot brake
Posted 08 August 2017 - 01:22 AM
I have a little plywood tub with a fiberglass kart seat 2 sizes to large that I'm working on but I'm not sure how it is going to play out. Kart seats have a pretty steep lower portion to them and it may prov.e difficult to de-clutch with under a normal three pedal set-up.The bulkhead that the wheel attaches to is horizontal (wheel mostly vertical) whereas on a kart wheel is is leaned forward a fair bit and as a result the whole thing is fairly awkward to get into. Being fiberglass it should at least be easy to keep clean. If it does work, I picked up a handful of optical switches to have a go at an H-shifter.. I think I could do the physical side but I'm not sure how well I'd manage with the electronic integration - I struggle massively just to keep GPL in a working state - so who knows.
Very interesting to hear what people have and how they use them.
Edited by Andrew Hutchinson, 08 August 2017 - 01:24 AM.
Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:23 AM
BTW run GPL under W7 64bit, and have no wheel software installed.
Edited by Robert Fleurke, 10 August 2017 - 12:56 PM.
Posted 08 August 2017 - 11:54 AM
Home made Timber rig.
Posted 08 August 2017 - 12:03 PM
Posted 08 August 2017 - 03:43 PM
IMHO GPL is just too great to settle for anything less.
Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:24 AM
Edited by Ed_Cullen, 09 August 2017 - 10:24 AM.
Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:38 AM
Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:03 AM
Posted 10 August 2017 - 11:41 AM
i like the 25 so much i bought a new one, still in the box, just in case this one (now how old? bought it when it came out new)
buttons on wheel for left/right glance, and 2 buttons on shifter for Sh-R and raise arm (pit stop patch)
the only weird thing i encounter, is if when i load GPL and i press the mouse button for any reason (close email window for example) while GPL is loading then GPL loses contact with the G25.
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:59 PM
Same here (and everyone I think), I guess the game tries to detect the controller and when you push the mouse button things get messed up.
Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:45 PM
I play on a Imac 24" with windows7, that I illegally downloaded when the microsoft helpdesk man told me he couldn't help me and I should do it this way (true story). I bought a key later, because I had to keep clicking the mouse to get rid of the activate message.
Edited by Tames, 10 August 2017 - 02:48 PM.
Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:49 AM
I neglected to mention in my initial report that the clutch pedal has not been recognized for a long, long time. I use a button on the shift console for this function. Seems OK.
Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:10 AM
Not until the G25 and G27 I stop breaking them. Still own the last 3 wheels.
Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:10 PM
Something about moving to FF in GPL made me not as fast as the Thomas wheel. I don't know what it is, but I can't go back to an analog, non FF wheel. Something about he Thomas wheels with good potentiometers made it very accurate for me. I really liked that wheel.
I was in Daytona one day and took a drive up to Ormond Beach one day to where NASCAR started and found Smokey Yunicks old shop and parts store. I bought a real racing wheel there for my old Thomas wheel. I still have it.
Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:33 PM
I hear you on the FF messing up lap times. The reason it does is because you cannot get ahead of the slide fast enough.
My wheel still has it's original high-grade potentiometers. I bought a set of replacements, but I never used them. Amazing quality!
I had skateboard wheels on mine so they worked like an old VW bus with reoller pedals
Edited by EFulghum, 11 August 2017 - 09:36 PM.