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    Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter is Very Flawed

    Was really excited to play this game but man what a let down, unplayable as is with he TH8A Shifter!

    -It never goes to reverse
    -If you shift out of sequence (downshift) it completely throws off the shifter and will not register what gear you are in correctly after that.
    -If you crash (you can't get into reverse as mentioned above) you can't get back into first gear to start again!???!?

    I made sure the gears are correctly bound in the setup menu.
    I have the gearbox set to manual and clutch on (using the T3PA pedals)

    The gear shift works at the beginning of a race when you are shifting in sequence, but if you ever skip a gear, need to reverse,crash and need to get back into 1st, or accidently shift into a gear not available for the car (7th gear) its stops registering correctly.

    Does anyone have this shifter who has it working 100%?

    Firmware for the wheel is up to date and the shifter works perfect on Forza 5.
    Paddle shifters works perfect.

    ....bummed

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    I have the same problem. I may have found the fix on another thread though. If the car is a paddle shift car it will only shift in sequence, therefore rendering the th8a useless (can't skip gears in these cars). In order to use the shifter you have to be driving a car that actually has a h-pattern shifter in it. I don't know if this is true yet cause I've yet to get home from work and try it. Hope it answers your question and that I've worded it to make sense. Good luck.

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    Exactly the same issue here with my TH8A shifter on Xbox One.

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    I wonder if disabling the real driving aids setting affects this? Just a thought. I have no problem using paddles/sequential shifter but they don't let you know in advance which the car features, so you have to look it up yourself. It would be nice to use the H-gate if you prefer, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manic DBB View Post
    I wonder if disabling the real driving aids setting affects this? Just a thought. I have no problem using paddles/sequential shifter but they don't let you know in advance which the car features, so you have to look it up yourself. It would be nice to use the H-gate if you prefer, though.
    I should have specified, the issues I am having are with using the H-Gate, the paddles seem to be working fine so it makes sense the sequential shifter on the TH8a should work fine too. Thanks for pointing that out. As for disabling the driving aids, the only setting which should make a difference are choosing whether you want auto or manual or clutch on/off. The other driving aids (brake aids, steering aids, etc.) should not make a difference.

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    Same problem... Makes the th8a useless ��

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    Does it work properly with older cars that has a h-pattern shifter ? If so, it's realistic, not a problem.
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    The shifter works as it should, if a car has an H pattern then it works well, shifting from 5-3 and 4-2 is really useful (watch out for diff lock though!).

    Paddle shift should be used ie sequential if that is what the car has in real life.

    In short there is nothing wrong with the shifter, just need to use it appropriately.....
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    This ^^^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by viraldarnett View Post
    I have the same problem. I may have found the fix on another thread though. If the car is a paddle shift car it will only shift in sequence, therefore rendering the th8a useless (can't skip gears in these cars). In order to use the shifter you have to be driving a car that actually has a h-pattern shifter in it. I don't know if this is true yet cause I've yet to get home from work and try it. Hope it answers your question and that I've worded it to make sense. Good luck.
    That is true & correct. Plus when you think about it, it makes sense!
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