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Acceleration control (%) on keyboard

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PaiDoNikolas, Jun 6, 2022.

  1. PaiDoNikolas

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    (I don't know if there is already a newer thread on this subject, but I tried to post in one from 2018 and I couldn't).

    For those using keyboard controls, is it possible to limit the accelerator or brake pedal actuation to 10 or 20% for a more realistic acceleration? In my case, to test the reaction of an automatic transmission, since currently I can only accelerate 0% or 100% at once. I have no interest in installing pedals.

    I also wonder if this function didn't exist in 2018, but maybe it does now.

    If you can help me, thank you.
     
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  2. Zero

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    It is not.

    A gamepad is highly recommended for any vehicle simulators, as you would have better control over acceleration and steering. It's an easier thing to get if a wheel isn't for you.
     
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  3. PaiDoNikolas

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    Any make/model suggestions that work well in Beamng?
     
  4. hacker420

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    honestly any generic gamepad should do, saw people using Xbox One gamepads often.
     
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  5. robert357

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    You can map mouse for throttle and brakes. Quite a lot of people are playing that way (including me before I figured how to connect mine PS3 gamepad) and it working quite well. You should get used to it rather quickly.
     
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  6. Zero

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    Depends on budget and taste, but most should work.

    Xbox One controllers are great for Windows, Xbox 360 controllers can be found cheap used if you want cheaper.

    I personally use a logitech F310, works all good with BeamNG.
     
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  7. PaiDoNikolas

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    Thanks a lot for the tips. Both (Xbox 360 and Logitech) have good and almost identical prices.

    Which one has better throttle and brake sensitivity?
     
  8. Diamondback

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    So, XBox One controller is probably the easiest to set up and use, however, I hate the triggers on it, they just suck.
    I'm currently using a PS5 controller for all work related things, takes a bit more dedication to get running (3rd party software etc), but for me the result is overall much better.
     
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  9. PaiDoNikolas

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    Thanks to everyone who replied. I'll try with the 360 controller. The Logitech one has the smallest wire and the PS5 is costing $350.00 here...
     
  10. Wild Hog

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    There are mechanical keyboards with analogue switches, and maybe you could bind an analogue throttle to that somehow?
     
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