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[SJ]Brian Hart

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G25 setup
« on: October 17, 2006, 08:44:05 pm »
 Anyone having trouble adjusting to your G25? I am!
 I think my problems are more technique related than setup. I've been driving with no clutch, shifting with paddles, and left-foot-braking for so long, I'm having to re-learn how to drive. It all feels very akward.
 I haven't messed with the FFB settings yet, but I'd like to have a bit more feedback around TDC on the wheel, and a little less everywhere else, anyone know how to accomplish this?
 What does that "Direct Shifter" tick box do? I don't notice any difference whether it's ticked or not.
 Is there a way to bind the directional pad on the shifter to your views, in a TrackIR sort of mode?
 Any other tips or tricks, I'd love to hear them!

Cheers!

Brian

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: G25 setup
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2006, 09:23:37 pm »
don't have one yet, but i assume that the direct shift tick box must be ticked if you paln to use the gated shifter option.  Having ticked the box, you then head off to the GTL controller options and assign individual gears to the relevant buttons; in this case the buttons are located in the gates of the thifter... e.g. left+up=1st gear; left+down=2nd gear and so on. 

Thats how i reclkon it will work, anyway.

Cheers Bud
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[SJ]Byron

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Re: G25 setup
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2006, 09:44:50 pm »
The direct shifter button is for assigning keys to gears, like you say Sh1te.  From what I can gather though, GTL works with the H gate knob thingy without having to do any assigning of keys.

I haven't got one either (yet!) so I'll shut up and wait for Fryz to answer your questions properly Brian! 

(one advantage I have is that I'm not into left foot braking at all - my left foot's been patiently waiting for a clutch all this time!)

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[SJ]OldGreazy

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Re: G25 setup
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2006, 11:23:05 pm »
Hi Brian, I have had my wheel setup for about a day and am having the same awkward feel because I was left foot braking. To try and use the clutch I found I have to offset my pedals more to the right so my right foot is more directly in front of the brake than the gas pedal so it moves more natural between the gas and brake pedal. If it it centered it feels quite difficult to get my right foot on to the brake pedal. Still hard to retrain my feet but I'll keep working on it.
As for the directional buttons you can define them to look left and look right and look rear just as you would any other key on the keyboard on the controller screen. Just select the feature and press the directional button instead of a key.

As for the shifter you first select direct shifter and then select each position of the shifter as a specific gear on the controller screen.

I know what you mean about the wheel being a bit "light" at TDC but I haven't taken on that challenge yet ;D

Hope this info helps  ???  Good luck...

[SJ]Stein

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Re: G25 setup
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2006, 05:04:26 pm »
TDC?

anyways.. getting used to it must be hard.. and you'll probbly hear me bitchin about it next month..... 1 month -1 day  before it is released here... and hopefully DIRECT ON MY DOORSTEP! but probbly not

grrr

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Dont think the directshifter has anything to do with the shiftythingy.. there's individual gears in the controllersetup already.. i tested that with voicecontrol.. twas way funny, as i could grab my drink whilst TELLING the computer which gear i wanted.. lol

[SJ]OldGreazy

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Re: G25 setup
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2006, 06:09:33 pm »
TDC refers to Top Dead Center of the wheel which feels a bit light compared to the feel starting about 3 degrees off center :(
As for the direct shifter check box that requires the shifter to be in the exact location for the gear to be engaged rather than just a tap on the location as we do on the padals or slap shifter ;D

That reminds me, I haven't slapped the monkey in a while >:D

[SJ]Byron

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Re: G25 setup
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2006, 07:25:53 pm »
Ahhh...  I'm glad someone else asked about TDC cos I didn't want to show my ignorance!

Ooops...  that's torn it!

[SJ]Stein

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Re: G25 setup
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2006, 05:17:25 pm »
Fist TDC that popped into mind was the one in SH3.. or are those different letters?@

aarrgghh

TDC in my saitek R440 feels very tight.  Also on that topspot, wiggle it a bit to the left or right and you'll feel a kinda sprocket rolling in another and back.. sortta like a ribble. Like the sensation you get when you go over the dividerline on the highway.. , no not the broken line, but then you feel it in yer hands, sometimes it feels like tdc is in the top of the sprockettransition.. so it wants to jutter to the right or the left..... hahahaa


But ehm.. now fer my next question:   can you leave it in center position whilst driving and let yer hands off the steering if the setup is more "normal-driving" ??

Just been to dynabyte, computerstore.. on their website it says nov 17th... and the guy in the store told me the 27th of NOV..... GD MF A-holes


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[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: G25 setup
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2007, 04:20:32 am »
I felt very awkward when I started using the G25 however over time that went away. The hardest part of it was finding a  shift rhythm to get into when coming onto a new track...takes a little longer but if you can find a shifting rhythm for the course it may become a little less awkward.

I know where you are coming from though, I still catch myself once in awhile going for the paddle, usually end up tumbling at that point... :lag:

The TDC is real light here as well however I never thought about adjusting it stronger, I found now without knowing one could do so that it as become an assist to me as it seems easier to tell when the steers are pointing straight.

[SJ]Simon James

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Re: G25 setup
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2008, 08:32:01 am »
I have a little problem  Im still having problems with my G25 (brought about 3 months ago)  i just cant set it up very well at the mo. i think im still use to my old M/S sidewinder wheel i think im trying to make it feel like my old one
If you try my setting u will see that the steering is heavy
im after a light steer but alot of centre but not to much rotation is tha possible
My setting are
rotation is 40%
centre is 150%
all the boxes are unticked exp the centre spring one
my ingame setting is
all default
has anyone got any tips  :?:
thanks

[SJ]Dion Holzheimer

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Re: G25 setup
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2008, 09:22:01 am »
i can drive with gear stick but its not something i enjoy lol, i do it for a fun run or once in a while, but to race i use paddles and always left foot braking...

G25 just provides awesome brake pedal and great steering wheel... i barely use the shifter haha and the clutch is great for starts and stuff but thats it.

Ask T hez, to my knowledge he only uses the H pattern, not sure if he uses clutch as well and does heel n toe..
Caspar is another who drives with H pattern.

[SJ]Stein

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Re: G25 setup
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2008, 09:30:07 am »
Just sent you a pm Simon..

you have to get used to the rotation.. but then again.. i'm on  900 degrees..but ingame the steeringlock is about 30 degrees.. which results basically in still only moving the wheel for one spin instead of 2.5.


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