I read in one of the threads that there’s a plan to add control to some of the ini functions, such as auto-blip and auto-lift, to the UI in one of the future updates. I thought, therefore, that now might be a good time to make a further plea for a change to be made to these functions. As I’ve stated in previous threads, I have problems with my legs that are compounded greatly by lifting and blipping during shifts. In fact, just normal throttle and brake work causes me discomfort and I have to limit my sim driving because of this. A couple of years ago things reached a point where I had to stop all throttle work during shifts and now use auto-lift/blip when possible, or turn off mechanical failures and speed-shift (for example, I can play GPL in ‘Novice’ mode only and still blow the occasional engine). This, as you can imagine, looks, sounds and feels horrible, isn’t realistic and doesn’t help my driving. I have to employ the speed-shift method with a number of GSC cars, which means that I’m constantly fighting the back end, something that is relatively easy with some (the Mini), but a real pain in the butt with others (such as the Camaro, which I don’t really drive as a result). I had previously asked for some limited access to the hdv file, so that I could enable auto-lift and blip on all cars, but I presume this is not going to happen. However, another solution would be to change the auto functions themselves from simple on/off switches to something more useful (for me at least). I propose that these functions should have 3 settings; ‘On’, ‘Off’ and ‘Realistic’. ‘On’ would be on at all times for all cars, ‘Off’ would be off at all times and ‘Realistic’ would be on when appropriate for the car and off otherwise (i.e. it would follow the hdv setting). Now I don’t race on line, but I presume that the server can restrict the aids, or level of those aids, available to the participants, so it shouldn’t upset the balance in on-line races. If not, a performance penalty could always be imposed on players using ‘inappropriate’ aids. Incidentally, I would have thought treating ABS and traction control in the same way might prove useful to some players. To be honest, I consider aids such as auto-lift and auto-blip to be ‘game’ functions (like auto-shifting), it just so happens that real cars can have them too. I think it should be the players choice whether or not to use them, and when to use them, not the developers, or the mod makers. If I want to drive a car in an ‘unrealistic’ way, then surely that’s my choice and nobody else’s business, other than when I’m racing on-line against others (which I don’t). I also have some sight problems and find that virtual windscreens cause my eyes to become tired quickly (I always delete them when I can in other games), which can also limit the time I can spend gaming. I would, therefore, like a ‘no visible windscreens’ option to be added. I appreciate that mod makers would probably ignore this, but at least I would be able to drive the Reiza cars in more comfort. And before anyone says it, yes, of course I appreciate that these are just personal issues and no, I don’t expect my request to be implemented. But I also don’t see the harm in asking anyway. I’m driving GSC more and more these days, it’s definitely my favourite sim at the moment (though there is much to like about Assetto Corsa – updating to V1 as I post!), and I’m just looking to be able to enjoy the game to its fullest and in the most realistic manner that I can manage.