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H-Shifting with joystick

Discussion in 'Racer' started by aadilf1, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. aadilf1

    aadilf1

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    I recently downloaded this with turns your average flight sim/aviation joystick to a H-shifting gearbox using numbers that become reecognised when you move it to different positions.

    number 9 for gear 1
    number 8 for gear 2
    ect.

    What my problem here is that I am trying to get these numbers into Racer by adding them into the 'advanced' control setting but they just won't be detected. Is this because the cameras positions are already assigned to the numbers?

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/j2hshifter/
     
  2. johnthelemon

    johnthelemon

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    Interesting project. It could be because of that, Racer might ignore keystrokes of the digits in the controls setup screen.
    You could go around with scripting, but the main thing is, if you need this helper program, you probably don't have a clutch pedal. If you had one, you also would have had a H-shifter.
     
  3. KS95

    KS95
    RACER Moderator

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    I used my joystick as a sequential (push forward to change down, pull back to change up) before I got my G27. So there's an alternative.
     
  4. Stereo

    Stereo

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    A simple script might also help to figure out what key presses it's actually sending (or if it's just not working with Racer).

    Code:
    while 1 
    {
      int $i = 0
      int $j = 0
      for $i < 100 {
        if is key $i pressed {
          paint $i at float[2]{30,10+20*$j}
          $j = $j + 1
        }
        $i = $i + 1
      }
      interrupt
    }
    When you press keys, this script should print their number on the screen (put it in the /paint folder)
     
  5. aadilf1

    aadilf1

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    Yea I had that too (Xpadder) so yeah i experiment with it and see what results i get :cool:
     
  6. GizmoPower

    GizmoPower

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    U should use FFshifter. I used to use that with my logitech wingman several years ago. It also enables the FFB to lock into gears.. :)

    Edit: Found it on my drive. Here u go:
    http://home.broadpark.no/~gisljohn/annet/ffshifter.zip

    Edit #2: Sorry, dident realize it was for a flight sim joy. Might not work then.....
     
  7. aadilf1

    aadilf1

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    I have a flight sim joy so I'll try it out :) thanks



    EDIT: It works :D:D:D:D:D thx