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On screen gear indicator anywhere?

Discussion in 'F1 2016 - The Game' started by Justin Davis, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Justin Davis

    Justin Davis
    Premium Member

    Does anyone know if there is any way to get a gear indicator on-screen? I'm running triples and my wheel blocks the in-game steering wheel so it seems there is no way to see what gear i'm in. I've poked around in the options but haven't seen anything.

    Very frustrating with using paddle shifters with 8 gears and having no idea what gear you're in.
     
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  2. Justin Davis

    Justin Davis
    Premium Member

    Judging by the lack of replies I'm going to guess this just isn't a thing. Bummer.

    For anyone interested I've found a solution, of sorts. If you have an android phone or tablet there is an app called DashmeterPro that has a version compatible with F1 2016 and will display very clearly your current gear (among other things).

    Admittedly, it's not an ideal solution as it requires launching the DashmeterPro software every time you wish to play F1 2016. Also having to plug in your phone/tablet (so the screen doesn't turn off) and find a suitable spot to place it so it's visible in-game every time is a chore as well, but it's better than nothing I suppose. It is a very nice app, and if you play often I could easily see how it might be worth it to invest in a cheap android tablet and stand to dedicate to it.

    For anyone interested. there are several versions of DashmeterPro on the Google Play store, the one that works with F1 2016 is (oddly) the Richard Burns Rally version. The instructions were somewhat confusing (for me at least) as there is also another piece of software that must be downloaded as well from the developer's website so if anyone needs assistance just ask.
     
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  3. Brian McManus

    Brian McManus
    Steam: Brian Mac Premium Member

    Is there a option in the assist menu to
    Change you're gearbox to manual and suggested.
    It will display the suggested gear beside the gear you are using on the osd.
    I know you could do it in past games
     
  4. I remember seeing it as an option in controller/assist settings, but don't remember seeing it on track.
     
  5. Justin Davis

    Justin Davis
    Premium Member

    I did not think to look under the assists options, but will look next time I'm in game. Thank you for the tip
     
  6. Pls share once you've seen it being used on-track. Thanks.