This mod provides an altered function inside the
shift pattern of an 8-way H-shifter.
Do you own an 8-way H-shifter ? And do you have a
fascination or a specific interest in the T-series
or other trucks that are available for BeamNG ?
Then this mod might be useful to you !
If you have/had experience in real life driving heavy
trucks ( like I did ) or you have a special interest
for them you might know that there are a few different
systems that allow the use of multiple gears while using
the gear stick. For more immersion and especially for
more control I have found a way to replicate (simulate)
one of those systems. This mod for the T-series allows
an 8-way (7 + R) gear shifter to use the position of
the 7th gear to act as a switch between low gear shift
and high gear shift. What does that mean ? It means
that for the first 6 gears of the T-series 12M gearbox
you just use the six gear positions available on your
H-shifter. Then, when it's time to shift to 7th or
higher, you use the 7th gear position to switch from
the low shift positions to the high shift positions.
So, gear position 1 becomes gear position 7, 2 becomes
8, 3 becomes 9, 4 becomes 10, 5 becomes 11 and 6 becomes
12. When it's time to shift down to lower gears again
you shift to the 7th gear position again to switch to
low shift gearing and 1 is 1 again, 2 is 2 and so on...
Many real life older types of heavy truck transmissions
do this by moving the stick to the far left and right
when it's in neutral position. But as far as I know the
Thrustmaster TH8A (or other H-shifters) has no sensors
in the neutral position. Therefore I came to the idea
to use the 7th position for the task.
I have tested the system using my Thrustmaster TH8A and
it seems to work flawlessly, so using the keyboard for
shifting still works, overrides H-shifter shifting, and
isn't affected by the 7th gear position switch. This means
that if you just want to shift using the keyboard all works
as it should. This also means that if you reverse and you
want to shift to the 2nd reverse gear you can just use
the keyboard for this while the H-shifter is in reverse.
In other words, the system works flawlessly and is a
great mean to allow for extra control on the T-series.
This mod is easily transformable to other vehicles, such
as Kamaz or Heavy Utility Truck maybe, or any other vehicle
the user wishes it to be applied on. Although I currently
assigned this mod to the T-series exclusive. The mod is
tested with other T-series mods installed on the game and
shows no conflicts. Also, this mod cancels the reverse
signal for more comfortable 'long duration manouevres'.
On the demo the H-shifter is used exclusively and two of
the most popular T-series mods are used in combination
with my mod. There seems to be a glitch in the replay
system blocking the readouts from the speed and gear apps.
The first vid is recorded live though.
demo b (replay)
Installation instructions : Put .zip file in the mods folder