Hey, guys! Just punched in today, and I wanna share my old tutorial about 'how to drive in rFactor with your mouse' I've written on LFSDrift.net
Well, I know this is nothing new but hey, lots of people still don't know how to do this. So why don't we make a short tutorial for it? As my first tutorial on LFSDrift.net!
As many rFactor players don't have a steering wheel, they refrain to try drift mods basically due to "super-high torque engine and ultra-wide steering angle". So I did a quick search on Google, try to find out if there is a software that can "emulate" my mouse as a joystick with two axis and three buttons; well here's the result: The PPJoy!
Most of you are using English version of Windows - XP, Vista or 7. I'm using Chinese version on my PC so my interface may be different from yours, so bare in mind that you will see a totally different dialogue window from my picture.
1. So how do I get & install PPJoy?
You can always get it from the author's blog - it's a freeware, just download and install. Then restart your PC. His link is dead, though. So I'll just put it in my 4shared account: Click Here
2. Setting up device.
Okay, now we have to make a "game port" for our mouse to make it functional in rFactor, first we will open the configuration interface by clicking here:
Now the PPJoy main interface will show up:
Click on "Add..." to insert a new device, the interface should look like this:
All options except "Controller number" are greyed out, this is normal. Just make sure "Controller number" is set to "Controller 1".
2.5. Adding a new joystick.
Same as step 2. We click "Add". You will see a window informs you to install new driver.
Select "Install driver files automatically (Suggested option) (I)", then click on "Next". If succeed this window will show up:
A new device called "PPJoy Virtual Joystick 1" will now be added to the interface we saw in step 2.
Click on "Done" and there you go! You have successfully added your Virtual Joystick!
3. Mapping your mouse to Virtual Joystick 1.
So it's time to test your new joystick! Don't start rFactor yet! First we need to turn on something - go here:
Click it, and this window will appear:
Leave it running, start rFactor and go config your controller, this program will automatically set your left mouse button as joystick button 1 and right button is 2, middle is 3. Just left click on the function you want to map, then tap desired button to activate it for that function, or move your mouse to activate X/Y axis.
Are we done? Not yet, we need to set controller's Digital Steering ratio to 50% to make sure your steering wheel moves smoothly, instead of some sort of jerky steering response.
!!!How to Fix "Insensitive Cursor"!!!
If you're struggling with low steering speed, change the value marked with red square in this window:
How to fix 64bit problem? You need to read this:
Quote from: jeq. on March 27, 2012, 12:57:04 PM
I just had to go to the cmd shiet or whatever it is.
And type in 'bcedit.exe -set AUTOSIGNING ON' then restart the computer,works now.
Wondering it's good? Here are some videos of me drifting in rFactor with PPJoy activated:
rFactor Drifting: 712HP Silvia Bombardment at Kinnekulle
rFactor - Project D 2.3 - R32 GT-R Sliding around Sugo Speedway
rFactor: Drift Actions Autumn Ring 2011
rFactor Drifting - Essington Rain with RE-Amemiya RX-7
First attempt of rFactor drifting, S15 in Mid-Ohio, mouse steering.
rFactor, Nikko and Yokohama drifting.
rFactor slippery fun with Skyline 2000 GT-R
Don't say "I can't drift because I don't have a steering wheel," if it's a game, you can play it with whatever you want!
how to setup 180 degree steering wheel for drifting and when i map my 180 degree steering wheel buttons the brake and hand brake got same buttons as the game says that u already map it click enter to over right so how i use the hand brake guys and brake plz help i got a wheel name fly eagle without clutch only race and break manual shifter.