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Braking in GT5...

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Hi folks,

I want to hear your experiences with braking in GT5.

Here is my "story":

First I used the DFP and coming from GT4 (PS2) I found it very tricky to use the brake in GT5 (no ABS).

I had to put the brake balance down to 1 or 2, otherwise the wheels would have locked by just looking to the braking pedal :twisted: So in tough races I used ABS, otherwise I found it really hard to drive.

With arrival of my GT3 RS Clubsport Edition it changed a lot. In most of the cases braking without ABS was no problem. The load cell brake is not linear (no potentiometer) so I could step on the brake and adjust quite good. In almost all of the races no need for ABS.

Now as I am using the T500 set on GT5 it changed again. The pedals are completely different in resistance compared with the DFP. But braking is again very tricky. I often use ABS again. And I am again putting brake balance from 5 (CSP) back to 2 or 3 (sometimes 1). Otherwise again the wheels are locking very easy. I have already tried with and without the realistig brake mod. I have maximum travel adjusted and maximum resistance (~10kg without the mod, stated in the manual).

Have you experienced the same? Or am I just braking to hard? Is it just a matter of practice?

In GT4 I had no problems at all with braking. And thats with the DFP. So I am a but confused.

Thanks for your replies in advance :)

Robert

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It's a calibration issue... Before you actually race.. Make sure to press the brake, gas etc to its full range.. Otherwise it just acts as an on / off switch until GT5 realizes you have that full throw of the pedal.

Fanatec's have the same issue, it's just harder to recognize because of the adjustable brake.

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Even with proper calibration the brakes in GT5 lock very easy compared with other sims. It helps to blip a little when downshifting with some cars, even though it's not required to complete the shift.

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I have to just turn the brakes down when not using the abs. I usually just set abs to 1 when the room allows it, I guess I'm just not hard core enough :(

Oh I use a stock g27. I have the NIXIM mod v2 but I havent installed it yet. so I cant say if that will help or not.

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Calibration was also my first idea, so I did exactly what you suggested, Darin. So I guess it's just a matter of a more sensitive brake in this game, than in others. I will try to adjust myself, because I prefer to drive without ABS.

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