Shifting Question

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  1. KrisMay

    KrisMay Registered

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    I'm using G27 wheel with H-Shifter. Is there a way that on sequential shifter cars, i can only use the paddle shifters and the H-Shifter be disabled and same with H-shifter cars where paddle shifter is disabled? I drove this one car and I didnt know if it was sequential or H-shifter, i just want the authenticity when driving cars on rFactor.
     
  2. rocketjockeyr6

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    I think some cars have the option in the tuning menu(where you select your car), but for the most part it is interchangeable. I dont have a problem with it personally, its pretty easy to avoid the shifter when Im driving a paddle-shift car, and I very rarely(of course it happens ;)) tag a paddle when driving a stick-shift car. Personally I like the option to switch it up as I please.

    If you are curious of a specific cars' original equipment, a quick google search will tell you straight away what it was made with. Some cars, especially race cars, have an option(when the vehicle is bought) of a stick-shift or paddles, so it really can be up to personal preference. I know there are a few Porsche's that have a dealership option when you buy it; 7 spd paddle/sequential or a 6spd standard.

    BTW, sequential can mean paddles or a "ratchet" shifter, but cars like the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, etc. that have PRND and then the + and -, are considered semi-automatic.

    Also, there is the "Free Look" function, originally mapped to the "U" key, I believe, and if you go into cockpit view, toggle free look, and use your mouse to look down to where the shifter would be, you can tell pretty quick if its a standard or not. :)

    Cheers
    rocket
     
  3. KrisMay

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    I can do that, but its a lot of work everytime i select a car. I drive random cars from workshop, and I was accustomed on the shifting on assetto corsa where you can only use the paddle shifters if it is designed as one.
     
  4. 88mphTim

    88mphTim I'm new here Staff Member

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    Yeah in rF2 you can setup any input. If you're concerned about accidental trigger, unbind them before you drive, or save and create a profile for paddle versus non-paddle.
     
  5. rocketjockeyr6

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    Do you drive from the cockpit/driver view normally?
    If so, it takes 2 seconds to hit "free look" and look down real quick. Then just use one or the other(Paddles or H-Gate).
    If not, it will take 2 extra seconds to switch to cockpit view and have a little look.

    Sure, when I drive a sequential shift car, and I push the gear shifter into 3rd, it goes into 3rd... I just leave it in Neutral and use the paddles, problem solved.
    I even use the buttons on the shifter to; adjust Brake Balance, Fuel/Boost Map, navigate pitstop window(selecting tyre/fuel for next pit), request pit, headlights, and the handbrake when I drift. I have yet to accidentally move the shifter into any gear while manipulating these buttons and using the paddles. I recently took part in a 10 race, 1hr endurance league championship with the EnduRacer GTE's, so I have many hours with this type of setup in use.

    Sure, its definitely not as convenient as AC, but I couldnt say its "a lot of work" to press a couple of buttons and move your mouse a bit. And AC is not as realistic as rF, a very worthy trade off, IMO.

    Also, during your 1st drive with a specific car you are unsure of, shift with the paddles first. If it takes longer than ~0.2 seconds to go from gear to gear, its a standard/stick shift. Most stick shift cars like the NSX or the AC Cobra will take between 0.5 to 1 second to shift when using the paddles, even if you leave your foot buried on the throttle.

    Cheers, and have fun.
    rocket
     
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