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    Manual Shifter for driving games

    Are there any off-the-shelf shifters (and 3-pedal setups) for current driving games? Looking for standard as opposed to sequential shift. Googled a bit and found some stuff by Act Labs (http://www.actlab.com/Products/race1.htm), but it looks like its been discontinued and game support is questionable. Any known alternatives?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PSUSuperSenior
    Are there any off-the-shelf shifters (and 3-pedal setups) for current driving games? Looking for standard as opposed to sequential shift. Googled a bit and found some stuff by Act Labs (http://www.actlab.com/Products/race1.htm), but it looks like its been discontinued and game support is questionable. Any known alternatives?
    Logitech's Momo Wheel has the shifter, but not the 3-pedal setup. I'm sure you can map the clutch to one of the steering-wheel buttons, but I'm sure that's not what you're looking for.

    If you want a true 3-pedal setup, you're going high-end.
    Here's a couple links:
    ECCI: http://www.ecci6000.com/6000_productportal.htm
    Frex: http://www.frex.com/gp/
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I've always thought it would be cool to have something like that.

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    Interesting...
    So, how does it work? It won't let you change gear unless the clutch pedal is pressed? Anyoine used this before?

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    Hmm,

    The only game I have seen that uses clutch, munual stick and even the ignition key is an arcade game called harddrivin made by atari.

    Probably the most accurate simulator made.

    What PC or console game would support that sort of hardware?

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    Rush 2050 or something is an arcade game with a clutch. but as far as having a clutch in a game goes, good luck. No games are programmed for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris31
    Hmm,

    The only game I have seen that uses clutch, munual stick and even the ignition key is an arcade game called harddrivin made by atari.

    Probably the most accurate simulator made.

    What PC or console game would support that sort of hardware?
    I LOVED that game. Playing it on the console (Sega) wasn't half as fun. I wonder if there are still arcade games with clutch and gear box?

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    the act labs setup is so far the only one ive been able to find. but as you said, its discontinued. it can still be found, just a PITA is all
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppgt94
    I LOVED that game. Playing it on the console (Sega) wasn't half as fun. I wonder if there are still arcade games with clutch and gear box?
    I was learning how to drive then, I must say it did helped me alot to coordinates my feets. Hehe, I remember stalling the engine and restart it by rolling the car on the hill while engaging on 2nd gear, kinda cool.


    I think some of the best arcade controls are the one found in "Daytona", "Sega Rally", "Virtua driving" and some later ones, proper pedals and force feedback love to have one at home Havent played for ages, Im sure theres better ones now.

    Shame still no clutch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris31
    What PC or console game would support that sort of hardware?
    The higher-end racing sims support advanced controls like that.
    NR2003 by Papyrus (RIP) supported all sorts of hardware. It's the NASCAR sim that the actual drivers use for training. EA's NASCAR SimRacing should support these as well.
    The PC Rally games (Colin McRae) use advanced controls as well. I'm also pretty certain there is an F1 sim and a forthcoming sports car race sim that will have advanced wheel support.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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