I hope someone can shed some light on the Chaparral gearboxes for me.
The Sports Cars' readme mentions both Chaparrals to have 3 forward gears, a distinct feature that I was more or less aware of.
However, the 2D in particular is known for using a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Ultimatecarpage notes this, for instance.
Was the 6-speed a later feature of the 2D?
A more GPL-specific problem is that H-shifters accidentally enable the use of 4th gear.
Since the known bug in the setup screen allows users to tweak 4th gear ratios, these cars acquire in effect 4-speed gearboxes!
I myself fell into this trap by mistake, clocking a stunning 2:41.50 at Sebring with the 2D. Using 4th.
Obviously, I have now recognised my mistake and deleted the time at GPLRank.
I wasn't too heart-broken since I still hold the WR with the Lola at this time
Still, this is an issue perhaps rank admins and hopefully modders should look into.
I know that it's impossible to get the setup screen to show just the 3 forward gears, but hopefully there is a method of disabling this gear in the cars themselves?
This is not a mod-specific problem by the way. When I first started using my H-shifter I noticed how all cars in GPL actually have a 6th gear which cannot be engaged using a sequential gearchange.
For the 67's, this wasn't really an issue because that secret 6th gear was locked in an unusable tall ratio.
For the Chaparrals however, it is a problem because now an extra gear can be accessed and tweaked to gain a significant advantage.
Edited by Remco Hitman, Nov 16 2010 - 05:12 PM.