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Newbie to Racer a few questions

Discussion in 'Racer' started by Paul Bennett, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    Hi Guys

    Can I get some help with the following please, I'm okay with most sims but this looks a little different to me.

    Setting FFB with Logitech DFGT ( feels very heavy)
    How to get a cockpit view
    Adding cars & tracks

    :)
     
  2. iRacer5

    iRacer5
    Premium Member

    Hello-

    The Lamborghini that comes with the game does not have a cockpit view, but most moded cars do. To change the view, press the 1-0 keys on the keyboard.

    To add cars, download a car (I get most of my cars from http://www.tracciontrasera.es/downloads/category/4-racer-coches ) Unpack it (most are packed in .RAR files). Copy the unpacked file to [racer file location] data, cars.

    Hope this helps.

    iRacer
     
  3. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    @iRacer5 - Thanks should be okay with that, just need some advice on the FFB setting now.

    Controls
    Friction
    Stick
    Damping
    Inertia
     
  4. Try racer.nl and look at documentation. There is a lot of info on that website.
     
  5. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    Thanks I'm looking at racer.nl for me this is info overload, all I'm looking for is some basic guide lines to get driving. I tried changing the settings in game but makes no difference at all. I know how to change an ini file but this is a mind field :whistling:
     
  6. What car are you using and the steering feeling heavy? The default Lamborghini Murcielago?

    Really the FF sliders in the controller set up screen should work, but I've never been a fan of the controller set-up in Racer, it seems to never be clear what is actually happening and I've ended up losing control configs or over-writing other ones etc.



    Once you get things working right then check through the controllers profiles and find the ini file that contains the data you are using, then copy it and rename it to 'my controls'

    You can then set that controls file in racer.ini and then edit it and *know* that it will work, without having to use the game controls menu again!

    You can also load different controls in-game if you press 'tilde' key to bring up the console, then you can write "controls x.ini" and load your desired controls file.

    Ie, I run a mouse and my wheel separately, one is called mouse.ini, one is called wheel.ini. It's quicker, easier and safer to load/edit these files in Notepad++ and via the Racer console than via the menu in my experience... again sometimes the menu just isn't clear and you end up over-writing your mouse controls with the wheel ones and other odd things...


    Cheers

    Dave
     
  7. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    Yes have tried the default Lambo a Ford Focus the steering on turning is like trying to pull a train around the corner. I read on racer.nl about max_torque do I need to change to make FFB smoother ?

    Here is my profile setting
    }

    joystick0
    {
    enable=1
    lock=540.000000
    index=0
    name=Logitech Driving Force GT USB
    extensions=0
    force_feedback=1
    kerb_magnitude_factor=1
    kerb_period_factor=1
    max_torque=20
    max_force=10000
    deadzone=0
    latency=0
    friction=0
    stick_friction=1
    damping=1
    inertia=0
    steerleft
    {
    axis=x
    min=0
    max=0
    button=-1
    pov=-1
    negate=1
    make_analog=0
    linearity=1.000000
    sensitivity_rise=5.000000
    sensitivity_fall=50.000000
    key=
    }
    steerright
    {
    axis=x
    min=0
    max=1000
    button=-1
    pov=-1
    negate=0
    make_analog=1
    linearity=1.000000
    sensitivity_rise=5.000000
    sensitivity_fall=50.000000
    key=
     
  8. Did you set up the profile in the config screen in Racer menus?

    The steering axis looks wrong, and isn't that wheel a 900deg one? Or is it only 540deg?

    You should be able to set all these basic parameters in the config screen of Racer menu for the controllers... and tweak the friction and damping etc for the FF too.

    What do your Logitech Windows Control Panel settings look like?


    This is part of my file for the wheel/steering axis:
    Code:
      joystick0
      {
        enable=1
        lock=900.000000
        index=1
        name=Logitech G25 Racing Wheel USB
        extensions=0
        force_feedback=1
        kerb_magnitude_factor=1
        kerb_period_factor=1
        max_torque=20
        max_force=10000
        deadzone=0
        latency=0
        friction=500
        stick_friction=500
        damping=500
        inertia=500
        steerleft
        {
          axis=x
          min=-1000
          max=0
          button=-1
          pov=-1
          negate=1
          make_analog=0
          linearity=1.0
          sensitivity_rise=5.000000
          sensitivity_fall=50.000000
          key=
        }
        steerright
        {
          axis=x
          min=0
          max=1000
          button=-1
          pov=-1
          negate=0
          make_analog=0
          linearity=1.0
          sensitivity_rise=5.000000
          sensitivity_fall=50.000000
          key=
        }

    Thanks

    Dave
     
  9. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    @Mr Whippy - Well after a lot stressing I think I'm getting my :poop: together. I had to turn down the forces so I could turn the wheel. Also I changed the Logitech profile with sliders to 100, & 900* for the wheel lock. And set friction ect to 500 like yours
    now I can drive at least :)

    enable=1
    lock=900.000000
    index=0
    name=Logitech Driving Force GT USB
    extensions=0
    force_feedback=1
    kerb_magnitude_factor=1
    kerb_period_factor=1
    max_torque=10
    max_force=2500
    deadzone=0
    latency=0
    friction=500
    stick_friction=500
    damping=500
    inertia=500
    steerleft
    {
    axis=x
    min=0
    max=0
    button=-1
    pov=-1
    negate=0
    make_analog=0
    linearity=1.000000
    sensitivity_rise=5.000000
    sensitivity_fall=50.000000
    key=
    }
    steerright
    {
    axis=x
    min=0
    max=0
    button=-1
    pov=-1
    negate=0
    make_analog=0
    linearity=1.000000
    sensitivity_rise=5.000000
    sensitivity_fall=50.000000
    key=
    }