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#1 SV3000

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Posted Oct 26 2018 - 09:09 AM

Compilation of some important info about GPL's shifter mechanics from old discussions.


Forced Auto Clutch & Blip:
Following applies to player without a H-Shifter and shifter plugin (such as GPLshift):

1. Auto clutch is forced to engage on gear shift or car at a stop.
Reference: "In GPL the car will never stall at a stop with the cluctch engaged." ( http://srmz.net/inde...t=15#entry70077 )

2. Auto blip on downshift, and no way to disable. (unless using H-Shifter & shifter plugin)
Reference: "Once you enable GPLShift for any H-shifter, the auto blip is disabled in GPL." ( http://srmz.net/inde...434 )
Also the same thread "Correct Shifting Technique" has interesting info & videos, worth checking ( http://srmz.net/inde...?showtopic=9434 ), a lot later posts centered around clutchless shifting.


Shifting Times & H-Shifter Advantage:

1. GPL uses a hard-coded 0.222 seconds shifting times, paddle shifter/button can't get faster beyond this.

2. GPLshift allows player to bypass this limit, but still requires a H-Shifter; it also disables auto clutch & auto blip.

Detailed discussion can be found in this mega thread ( http://srmz.net/inde...?showtopic=7251 ), with lots data and testing from the community.
Note: to achieve faster shifting times still requires specific techniques and practice (some are mentioned in the above link, as well as the long but insightful debate).


Notable plugin:
Gplshift V0.7.9.0 ( http://srmz.net/inde...?showtopic=5949 )
Fairshift Version 2.1, with original 0.222 sec limit ( http://srmz.net/inde...showtopic=11632 )
Thanks to the creators.

Any idea and suggestion will be appreciated, thanks.
Also thanks to John Woods for helping.

Edited by SV3000, Oct 27 2018 - 05:54 AM.


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Posted Oct 26 2018 - 04:02 PM

Side note: As far as I know GPL isn't the only sim having unfairness, most of them involves unrealistic shifting technique to achieve such advantage (which is not possible in real life, some referred to this as acrade). For example, in live for speed, some kind instant clutch technique can lead to 0.1 to 0.2 sec faster per lap (a lot of leagues actually banned this kind usage); also in assetto corsa, one can achieve as low as 0.01 sec shifting times due to its H-shifter design flaw, which gives a 0.5 sec or even 1 sec advantage over none H-shifter player.

Some info related to those shifting times on other sims are now moved to this link: http://srmz.net/inde...showtopic=12544

Edited by SV3000, Oct 27 2018 - 06:08 AM.





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