Resolved A beginner's guide to gamepads

Discussion in 'Community Support' started by Christian G, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. FeltHλt

    FeltHλt Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Any changes after the last update?
     
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  2. keanos

    keanos Well-Known Member

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    Yes, would be interesting if @Christian Göpfert changed anything since the December Update.
     
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  3. Nikolas

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    Thank you for your guide, it is really helpful!
     
  4. P.Nos71

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    very very gooood, this PDF !!
    it help me for setup for my PS4 pad
     
  5. tEWONE

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    2 years ago I was a total rookie/newbie coming into simracing with just a 360 controller. I was struggling big time, but then I found this guide and it changed everything. I have to say i basicaly learned how to race with just the gamepad! Today going strong with the same exact settings provided in the guide, so I encourage anyone with a gamepad to take give it a try! :)
    big thanks to the OP
     
  6. RWB 3vil

    RWB 3vil Active Member

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    I've had to revert to using a gamepad as my Fanatec Pedals (acellerator) snapped. The default settings are way too twitchy for some of the faster high DF cars.

    Your settings in the summery section of your PDF are so much nicer (smoother). They should be the default settings for gamepad profiles, they are that much smoother.

    Thank you for sharing this info.
     
  7. MR RMM COSTA

    MR RMM COSTA New Member

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    Hello... its it xbox 360 ???
     
  8. MR RMM COSTA

    MR RMM COSTA New Member

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    Hello ... where can I find that setting for xbox 360 gamepad??
    Thanks in advance
     
  9. Koly™

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    for curiosity I have tried Raceroom with my xbox one controller : it's awesome, I have so much good feeling compared to Forza 7 or Project cars 2, even Grid 2019 feels bad.
    I can feel the slide, the gear changes, the brake, everything.
    I don't know if it's the default profile, but I haven't change anything and it's awesome, I have tried the WTCR 2019 car, the Hyundai.

    Congratulation, I can't play with a gamepad with ACC, rF2 or AMS2, but it's awesome with Raceroom


    edit : I've just read that in 2013, it was made for gamepad....I understand why it's so good with a gamepad.....Don't play Forza or Gran Turismo, play Raceroom with a gamepad.
     
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  10. AkaGUIkasa

    AkaGUIkasa New Member

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    Thank you so much for the guide, I am using the original DS 3. I also applied these settings to Race 07.
     
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  11. mike 4

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    Hi Christian! I know this was an old post but I am hoping you might be able to help.

    I am trying to use the Logitech Rumblepad 2 with RaceRoom and the game is not letting me assign buttons to the profile.

    It says under Active Devices
    >ID 0 Keyboard
    >ID 1 Logitech Cordless RumblePad 2

    I created a profile for the rumplepad, using the game pad option. Then when I click Edit assignments it has several things marked as "disconnected"; Steering, acceleration, braking and a few others. So I double click on a field that I want to assign and it does the 'press any key' to assign but when I do an input with the rumblepad nothing happens. I can not assign anything to the rumblepad.

    What am I missing? I really like this controller, so my preference would be to get it working but I am also open to buying something new that is known to work well. Not particularly interested in a wheel. Thank you so much!
     
  12. VFX Pro

    VFX Pro Well-Known Member

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    You don't shovel snow or dig a hole with a tennis racquet, don't waste time driving a racing simulator with a game pad.
     
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  13. Maskerader

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    Racing sims, for the vast majority of people, is a hobby. The only thing that matters is if you had fun - and people do have fun with gamepads. Even keyboards.
     
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  14. mike 4

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    I was able to resolve it. It was a problem with the wireless. I ended up doing a one battery reset with it, you remove a battery then hold down buttons 5 and 7 as you replace the battery, then hit the sync button on the usb transmitter/receiver and it magically started working. All is good now, thank you!!
     
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  15. Christian G

    Christian G Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    Maybe for some people the fun lies in challenging themselves to master a proper simulation even with limited gear. I for one have been using a gamepad in RR since I started testing here, and while I'm off alien pace by a fair bit (2-3 seconds on average), I can keep up with or even beat some of the other testers and developers, all without causing chaos.

    I think we should let everyone decide for themselves what's fun to them and be as inclusive as we can. Some people might not be able to use a wheel but they still enjoy the feeling of driving a properly simulated race car in a competitive environment.
     
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  16. Maskerader

    Maskerader Well-Known Member

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    That's not for you to decide what people enjoy and what they should play.

    That, again, is not for you or me or any other player to decide what the devs want to invest their resources in. Keep in mind that gamepad/keyboard players aren't less worthy than wheel players, we all pay the same money.
     
  17. VFX Pro

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    You're missing my point. Play Forza or GT, if you want a game that is dedicated to gamepads. Don't ask a simulator to bypass years of work to make a wheel/FFB based on physics to simply trying to replicate a good experience with gamepads.
     
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  18. Maskerader

    Maskerader Well-Known Member

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    What if don't want "a game dedicated to gamepads"? What if I want a game where cars behave like they do in real life, and how I control them is less important to me?

    To me it looks like you see a racing simulator only as a complete package of: 1) physics, 2) controls, 3) immersion, designed to only be used in one particular way. So if someone doesn't care about one of these things, it automatically means they don't care about simulators in general and therefore don't care about the other things in sims. If that was true then yes, this someone will be better off playing an arcade or a simcade.

    But - it's not true. Racing sims are more open than that and you can very much enjoy some parts while not paying attention the others, you can have fun playing the game not in the most life-like way. Developers decide what options they want to add and how much restrictive or open they want their game.

    If your point is, devs shouldn't pay attention to, let's say, anything other than wheels, then I get your point, but I have a different opinion. I'm glad that devs of simracing games still support other types of controls.
     
  19. jtf

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    I'm using the settings as laid out in the PDF.

    I still find the car car a bit over responsive. Will increasing the analogue sections value help with that?

    I'm also getting excessive heat in my FL tyre on the current rookie sever, TSU. I think I'm getting the car to full lock and sliding. Would lowering the Steering Lock help, currently at 13?

    Cheers
     
  20. Daniel Montes

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    Hi all
    I got an error just minutes ago and RR is asking me to send it to Sector 3 Studios
    How do I do that?
    Thanks in advance for any information provided