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Modification of G27 shifter buttons

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Boby Kim, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Boby Kim

    Boby Kim
    There is no spoon... Premium Member

    Hi,

    I have bought myself a G27. Its a great device for race games. It looks good except for the buttons. I have painted the buttons on the spokes in silver. Thats much better.
    The thing i would really like to do is to change the 4 red shifter buttons into switches. Does somebody know if this is possible?
     
  2. Anything is possible with enough money. You should do a seach, there are countless modded g25 and 27s out there.
     
  3. Not only is it possible its quite easy with a bit of electroics knowledge.
    tho it will void your warranty!
     
  4. I think he meant is it possible to use toggle-able switches.. maybe.

    Which is an interesting subject concerning the Matrices of the shifter or G27 in general (can you push all 4 buttons down and still use every other function of the G27). Also, most games require external scripting if you want to say toggle up a switch and have headlights come on. For example in rFactor, it is looking for a momentary ON and toggles internally (like using a button or key press). So you would need an external script (autohotkey most likely) that when it detects joy button 84 is ON to momentarily send one arbitrary keypress to your game. Then when joy button 84 is no longer ON it would have to send that same keypress again to shut the lights off.

    Using momentary switches is the same as having buttons so that is a definite yes it will be fine. I have actually requested the ability to use external toggles to the ISI people on the ISI forums concerning rFactor 2.

    http://isiforums.net/f/showthread.php/92-rF2-Wishlist-Various-Sources
     
  5. true didnt think of that,
    but trying to fix it with a script you would still have the same problem wouldnt you because the buttons would cause the lock up internaly in the shifter, you would need to make a curcuit internaly so the switch would just work like a button, or make a swtch type mount ontop of the exisiting buttons so when you flick the switch it just push's the existing buttons!
     
  6. Boby Kim

    Boby Kim
    There is no spoon... Premium Member

    I have "solved" my problem. I have bought the VRinsight toggle & tact switch panel. I have bought it for DCS Black shark but now i have also configured it for the Race On serie, which works very nice!