Hey Fellow Race Fans,
This thread will cover using the MOUSE as a controller in Simraceway.
First off select MOUSE/KEYBOARD from the mapping profile selector:
As you see from the above screenshot you select MOUSE/KEYBOARD from the Mapping Profile selector in the OPTIONS>CONTROLS Menu to enable Mouse Steering (red arrow) You can see the steering axis is now Mouse X- & Mouse X+ by default (green arrows) Please note that THROTTLE & BRAKE are Mouse1 & Mouse2 by default now. (orange arrows) You may wish to change some of these mappings as you see fit. Once you have a mapping profile you like, please save it by clicking SAVE and creating a name for the profile. This way the game will save these settings for future use.
The last tab in the controls menu is MOUSE
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Here is a rundown of the settings sliders, and what they do:
• This feature allows the steering wheel to turn back to center while using a mouse.
• This only happens while the player is driving in a straight line and never while negotiating a turn.
• This feature is needed as mouse control tends to be difficult to “re-center” the wheel upon exiting turns.
• This feature is toggled on or off with a tick box.
Auto Center Time Interval:
• Sets the amount of delay before auto centering activates after a turn or the mouse ceases movement.
Auto Center Rate:
• Sets how aggressively the wheel returns to its center position.
• Sets how much time the auto center feature should wait after the player’s last input before activating.
Vehicle Minimum Speed:
• Sets the minimum speed at which auto centering will work.
• The lowest speed limit this speed will work is 30 mph.
Straight Road Look Ahead Distance:
• Sets the distance at which the auto center feature looks ahead of the player to determine if the road is straight.
• This is distance is measured in waypoints.
At this stage of our Mouse Steering development, the STEERING SENSITIVITY is controlled by the mouse wheel, and therefore Steering Sensitivity cannot be saved into a user created mapping profile. We hope to correct this in a future build. Adjusting the steering sensitivity by rolling the mouse wheel forward till you see 0.875 to 0.900 will give an effective range of steering for the average DPI mouse. If you have a high DPI gaming mouse, you might try either lowering the DPI settings for the mouse itself, or simply roll the mouse wheel backwards till you reach a comfortable steering sensitivity setting. Remember this setting for future use in other cars and on other tracks, as again, the steering sensitivity setting cannot be saved at this point of development.
Also the "Steering Position Indicator" (small white bar showing steering position in the HUD) can now be toggled off if you like. You will find the tick box in the VIDEO heading of the Options menu. This feature can really help you visualize how much your front wheels are turning in relation to your inputs with the mouse.
Please post your thoughts, comments and suggestions below.