11-15-2010 05:03 PM
I just purchased a G27 to use with GT5 on the PS3. However I am hearing rumors that the G27 is not fully supported. Can a Logitech tech shed some light on this issue. I would hate to miss my 30 day deadline to return the wheel if it is not fully supported.
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11-16-2010 03:47 AM
Same fears here! I've also pre-ordered the game and I'm now wondering if I should cancel the order for I too have G27 which I use for racing. Some kind of official info would be nice to get on what features of the wheel GT5 does not support if any.
11-16-2010 12:07 PM
Unfortunately, for the official word on supported wheel features, Polyphony would be the ones to check with, as it's their game and their decision on which features to add. though, I'd like to share this photo of the creator of GT:
Chances are they've been working on it
11-16-2010 02:08 PM
Yeah, sorry... I know PD is the one who should be answering to this question, but quite frankly I'm not able to find a forum or an e-mail to which post my concerns. And while G27 has been advertised as compatible with GT5 by Logitech I hope(d) to get some information about the matter from this forum.
11-17-2010 05:50 AM
I do not have good news.
I know that the clutch was disabled for the Indy Time Trial. When I asked Kaz's Interpreter about the functionality of the G27 in GT5 last Wednesday at the GT Awards Party, I was told " The G27 will not be Fully Supported, but the DFGT will". Now what exactly that means is not clear to me. The Paddles did work on the Indy TT as well as the shift lights, for whatever that is worth. I would not be surprised if the clutch was not supported on the G27, but I do not know.
When talking with the highest levels of Polyphony Digital, they did indeed confirm that the fault for the G27 not being fully supported lies with Logitech. Logitech failed to code certain things with the G27 firmware that PD required, so it will only be partially supported. I too have a brand new G27, so I am in the same exact postion as every other G27 owner. I am a huge Logitech fan, but PD said that there were issues that gave the G27 an unfair advantage, whatever that refers to. I am just relaying info that I got from Kaz's interpreter. That's the most accurate and believeable info for me.
All I know about the Firmware issues are directly from the highest levels of Polyphony Digital. When I was asking them at the GT Awards Show about the G27, Taka told me:
" When we tested the G27, it had some functionality in the shifting process that gave it an unfair advantage over other peripherals. You were able to shift the G27 without losing any speed/ power. We repeated worked with Logitech to remedy this, but Logitech refused to alter their Firmware to our standards. Therefore the G27 will not be fully supported in G27"
I too, do not fully understand exactly what this means. I am just giving you the exact words, from Kaz's interpreter. That is the highest level of PD , as far as I am concerned. You cannot get any more direct info than this, in my opinion.
It is unclear to me if the paddle shifters will work or not. I certainly hope so, as I bought a new G27, and have been waiting to use it, like many others. I am hoping that the lack of full support is just having to do with the clutch function.
G27 will not be fully supported by GT5 and it is the fault of Logitech.
11-20-2010 06:40 AM
I'd also like to hear some official word from Logitech on this. Looking around online, I see a lot of conflicting information. I also see a lot of people buying G27 wheels in anticipation of GT5. If this wheel turns out to have compatibility issues, Logitech is looking at a major PR nightmare
11-20-2010 09:34 PM
Hope this helps. French guy playing GT5 Full game (already being sold there, cheese!) with Logitech G25. You can see he's using H-Shifter and also hear the clutch. Indeed, he says he's been playing so much, it's become that noisy (both, clutch and shifter)!!
Piece of hope:
11-23-2010 10:09 AM
Apparently G27 is supported even the clutch/shifter, paddle shifter and the rev meter. Also unlike GT5P, there's no need to press the triangle key (or on the shifter column, the very top of the cluster of 4 black buttons) to activate clutch since the game will auto-detect clutch on the G27 (and if it's G25, if the dial is set to clutch/H-shifter). And just like GT5P on cars where it's double clutch/semi-auto like the Ferrari California/458, you can only use the paddle shifter (as in real life). While you can use the clutch/H-shifter on cars with 7 speed like the Lexus IS-F (or the tuned Amuse S2000), the only way to access the last gear is by using paddle shifting.