Author Topic: The G25 Thread  (Read 9043 times)

elessar777

The G25 Thread
« on: February 01, 2007, 01:55:39 pm »
Had a look but couldn't find a specific thread for the G25 , so I thought  "why not start one?" :)

I only got mine yesterday and would be interested hearing how you all have yours set up (eg , Shifting, clutch, left/right foot braking, FFB/plr settings etc) and exchanging ideas and tweaks. It's quite a versatile wheel IMHO so it will be interesting to see how we all differ.

OK then-  first race last night - using stick shift in sequential mode, manual clutch, left foot braking. Loving the feel of it so far. Have always tweaked plr FFB settings a bit and didn't take too long to get a nice vibe happening  :)

Only problem for me is this:- I love the stick shift and would love to use it in gated mode but I have problems with my left wrist because I have tendinitis (too many 12hour guitar practice days lol). After an hour or so racing, the strain on my left wrist (oh, I have the shifter on the right) from holding the wheel steady while my right hand shifts, was giving me so much pain I had to switch back to the paddles  :(

Maybe I should put the shifter on the left....hmmmm

The G25 is so rigid (in a good way) compared to the MOMO racing I had, which, in retrospective comparison felt quite "spongy" and had a bit more "give". I just looooove how responsive and tight this wheel feels.


I've found it's given GTL a new lease of life, not that I was anywhere near getting bored with it, far from it, but this wheel just lifts it to a new level of realism and deepens the immersion for me. I've also found I can be more consistent with it.

Is anyone using manual clutch and right foot braking and heel/toeing? I'd love to be able to do that but I'm so used to left-foot braking I don't know, it'd be hard to change.

I would love to hear about your experiences and views along with advice on the subject.

Cheers  :peace out:

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007, 05:40:46 pm »
« Last Edit: February 01, 2007, 06:08:37 pm by SJ_dirtyvfr »

elessar777

Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007, 08:16:48 pm »
Wups, didn't see that. thx

elessar777

Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007, 08:38:04 pm »
see the problem is, there is a special steering / pedal section in the hardware section.

not sure if i'll ever use the shifter, but never say never, i already find the method used to control a car real or otherwise alien, compared to the control system on a motorbike, on a bike you can throttle/use the front brake/back brake/clutch/change gear and corner all at the same time. 

http://www.simjunkies.org/Forum/index.php?board=80.0


 

lol ok, so why are you driving a CAR sim? lol

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2007, 11:50:04 am »
« Last Edit: February 02, 2007, 12:04:22 pm by SJ_dirtyvfr »

elessar777

Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2007, 08:19:00 pm »
PDSM why did you move this thread again??? Animal already moved it to Logitech???

elessar777

Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2007, 08:20:38 pm »
Do you guys have every button working in GTL? Everything works for me except three buttons-the ones at the top, only the very top one works the other 3 don't.?

They all work fine in rFactor

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2007, 10:24:16 pm »
PDSM why did you move this thread again??? Animal already moved it to Logitech???


I moved it to hardware discussion, and Marcus created a G25 section and moved it there.

[SJ]Stein

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2007, 01:02:27 am »
i love the grinding noise the cars in GTL make when you shift to a non-existing gear?


my G25 is boxed again... gotta wait for the new system to hopefully make it work properly.. and if not.. carry it back to the store a second time.


Woof ~ Woof

have you considered setting the level of Force Feedback lower to make it less straining on your wrist?

or ofcourse.. gotten rid of the guitar yet?   grinn  :biggrin:  j/k

[SJ]INSTG8R

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2007, 01:09:13 am »
I shall be contributing to this thread very shortly
My G25 is in the mail so I will work my PLR magic as soon as I can and will sort as much out as I can
I have every intent on doing a full update on my old "Perfect FFB" thread with new settings soon.

[SJ]Stein

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2007, 01:40:28 am »
Wooohoooo..  :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:

yes please!


Woof ~ Woof


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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2007, 03:12:58 pm »
Do you guys have every button working in GTL? Everything works for me except three buttons-the ones at the top, only the very top one works the other 3 don't.?

They all work fine in rFactor


I had the same problem but got around it by setting up those three buttons related to defined keyboard keys. First define the function you want to a keyboard key and then link the button to that key. Works great for me.

elessar777

Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2007, 01:34:41 am »
Do you guys have every button working in GTL? Everything works for me except three buttons-the ones at the top, only the very top one works the other 3 don't.?

They all work fine in rFactor


I had the same problem but got around it by setting up those three buttons related to defined keyboard keys. First define the function you want to a keyboard key and then link the button to that key. Works great for me.


Thanks for the tip I will try that

elessar777

Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2007, 01:36:29 am »
i love the grinding noise the cars in GTL make when you shift to a non-existing gear?


my G25 is boxed again... gotta wait for the new system to hopefully make it work properly.. and if not.. carry it back to the store a second time.


Woof ~ Woof

have you considered setting the level of Force Feedback lower to make it less straining on your wrist?

or ofcourse.. gotten rid of the guitar yet?   grinn  :biggrin:  j/k

 lol
Yes, but lower FF means less feeling. I've decided to go back to the paddles until my wrist heals as it's not always this bad but when I get a strain it takes a while to get back to normal(ish)

elessar777

Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2007, 01:37:03 am »
PDSM why did you move this thread again??? Animal already moved it to Logitech???


I moved it to hardware discussion, and Marcus created a G25 section and moved it there.


Ok, Just got a little confusing it getting moved twice lol

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2007, 07:08:37 am »

Yes, but lower FF means less feeling.


not actually, i used to have max FFB but i noticed that lowering the strenght to a point where you get good response, but it wont affect the steering accuracy is best option.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2007, 07:51:04 am »
this should be interesting for you G25 owners:
"Simple improvements to G25 thread @ RSC"

[SJ]INSTG8R

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2007, 08:04:09 am »
Now that looks like an appealing mod(Says the guy who's G25 is still in the Post)Of course working as a CNC Machinist I think if I wanna do that I would of course make something out of metal(probably aluminum) But I am aware of this issue and this is a great solution.

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2007, 08:46:56 am »
Hey INSTG8R, as and when you have machined some pedal adjusters, is there any chance you would consider making them available to others for a small fee (or site donation), 'cos the wood probably works well, but looks, well, a bit sh1te actually lol.

[SJ]Stein

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2007, 10:30:08 am »
Sounds like a businessplan.. i'm interested too Shawn!


Woof ~ Woof

bring out the IKEA-like nuts and bolts to do it..  :excited:

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2007, 11:01:59 am »
i'm also thinking of a pedal mod, but using the pedal plate things that boy and girl racers attach their car pedals, you can get them in halfords.

but machined foot plated with loads of holes so you can adjust each plate left and right would be magic.

 :peace out:

if you do an ebay search "pedal plates" there are loads of sets of alloy plates.   

 

[SJ]INSTG8R

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2007, 09:14:11 pm »
Hey INSTG8R, as and when you have machined some pedal adjusters, is there any chance you would consider making them available to others for a small fee (or site donation), 'cos the wood probably works well, but looks, well, a bit sh1te actually lol.


My sediments exactly!
When I get mine,I half expect them tomorrow being Mon. but they will be here Tues at latest, I willl see whats going on and see if a few well placed holes and some spacers can accomplish the same job and look 10x better. The worst case is making some small Alu blocks with holes to match at slightly different thicknesses to achieve some offset to the pedals(which I assume was why the user used wood), but your all smart chaps and can easily figure that bit out with some washers or nuts and longer screws.
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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2007, 09:26:33 pm »
i'm also thinking of a pedal mod, but using the pedal plate things that boy and girl racers attach their car pedals, you can get them in halfords.

but machined foot plated with loads of holes so you can adjust each plate left and right would be magic.

 :peace out:

if you do an ebay search "pedal plates" there are loads of sets of alloy plates.   

 


well nothing stopping anyone from drilling some nice tidy holes in the stock pedal either(just need a nice countersink bit to finish them with) then you can pack the pedals up from the back with bolts or washers or whatever you see fit to get an acheived offset.

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2007, 10:01:41 pm »
yeah, but you do it better, and when i've got a drill in my hand, anything can happen... last picture i hung... wall had to be replastered... i'm a thinker, not a do'er lol lol

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Re: The G25 Thread
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2007, 09:31:57 am »
yeah, but you do it better, and when i've got a drill in my hand, anything can happen... last picture i hung... wall had to be replastered... i'm a thinker, not a do'er lol lol


LMAO Rgr

I uh went into work Sat. afternoon and made myself a coupling so I could replace a piece of copper tubing in my WC unit with regular soft tubing :innocent:
I even took pics and suddenly found a new toy in my Paint.Net so I made a montage of my Mod :L: