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    Button Box on PS4

    So with news of USB keyboard support for PS4 to use alongside a wheel this has raised the question of using a sim racing button box to assign key features. A number of people in our league have raised the question, would a pc usb button box such as the one below work with the ps4 in place or the keyboard??

    http://www.derekspearedesigns.com/2014-track-boss.html

    I guess the alternative would be to buy a second hand DS4 and make one like people did with the DS3 below??

    https://marcushwang.wordpress.com/20...or-ps3-and-pc/

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    I think you are gonna find the answers here:

    http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/sho...n-4-button-box

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    I think it depends it the buttons box simulates a keyboard or a joystick.
    It is never easy to find this information on buttons box specs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seubi42 View Post
    I think it depends it the buttons box simulates a keyboard or a joystick.
    It is never easy to find this information on buttons box specs
    Most use keyboard internals so they can be used with wheels.

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    Is my understanding correct...?
    You will be able to use the keyboard/ds4 etc in the menu only, so racing is only possible with the wheel.
    Meaning, it is eg. not possible to adjust your seat when those buttons are assigned to the keyboard and not to the wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScorpionR3D View Post
    Is my understanding correct...?
    You will be able to use the keyboard/ds4 etc in the menu only, so racing is only possible with the wheel.
    Meaning, it is eg. not possible to adjust your seat when those buttons are assigned to the keyboard and not to the wheel.
    Wrong. You will be able to use the DS4 in the menus while the wheel still connected to the console. The Keyboard will work during races. You will be able to map different commands to keyboard keys than the ones mapped to the DS4/wheel.

    What you can't do is map one thing to the DS4's X button and other thing to the wheel's X button. The keyboard is a second input method.
    Last edited by TheReaper GT; 26-06-2015 at 17:36.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScorpionR3D View Post
    Is my understanding correct...?
    You will be able to use the keyboard/ds4 etc in the menu only, so racing is only possible with the wheel.
    Meaning, it is eg. not possible to adjust your seat when those buttons are assigned to the keyboard and not to the wheel.
    Quote Originally Posted by SOi TheReaper View Post
    Wrong. You will be able to use the DS4 in the menus while the wheel still connected to the console. The Keyboard will work during races. You will be able to map different commands to keyboard keys than the ones mapped to the DS4/wheel.

    What you can't do is map one thing to the DS4's X button and other thing to the wheel's X button. The keyboard is a second input method.
    All three input devices will be treated as separate devices.

    The X on the Wheel can be Assigned Wipers
    The X on the DS4 can be Assigned E-Brake
    The X on the Keyboard can be assigned ABS

    What you Can't Do is Assign the Same function to more than One Device / Button.

    You Can't do this:
    X on Wheel = Wipers
    X on KeyBoard = Wipers
    X on DS4 = Wipers


    One Function to One Button....
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldanimal View Post
    All three input devices will be treated as separate devices.

    The X on the Wheel can be Assigned Wipers
    The X on the DS4 can be Assigned E-Brake
    The X on the Keyboard can be assigned ABS

    What you Can't Do is Assign the Same function to more than One Device / Button.

    You Can't do this:
    X on Wheel = Wipers
    X on KeyBoard = Wipers
    X on DS4 = Wipers


    One Function to One Button....
    I hope you are right, but I don't think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldanimal View Post
    All three input devices will be treated as separate devices.

    The X on the Wheel can be Assigned Wipers
    The X on the DS4 can be Assigned E-Brake
    The X on the Keyboard can be assigned ABS

    What you Can't Do is Assign the Same function to more than One Device / Button.

    You Can't do this:
    X on Wheel = Wipers
    X on KeyBoard = Wipers
    X on DS4 = Wipers


    One Function to One Button....
    Quote Originally Posted by SOi TheReaper View Post
    I hope you are right, but I don't think so.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Viljoen View Post
    24-06-2015, 08:48 #1
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    Upcoming Patch 2.0 - Release notes

    http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/sho...=1#post1012539
    Controls – All platforms
    * Added support for the use of all active controllers for ... input.

    then when questioned about it:
    http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/sho...=1#post1012797
    No need to reword the patch notes, they mean exactly what you hope they do Yes, you can use the keyboard to (for example) adjust the seat while using the wheel to race.
    the Question has already been Asked And Answered.. re-asking the same Question , by wording it a bit differently, doesn't mean you will get a new Answer..
    It's been Asked, It's Been Answered..
    Maybe he didn't give the specific example that you can Adjust the Seat with the DS4 while driving with the Wheel..

    but if you read #1, "Support for All Active Controllers.." ( Wheel, DS4, USB Keyboard, .... )
    Then Read the answer #2
    "they mean exactly what you hope they do...."

    from that you get...

    Each Device will act as a separate Controller..
    Yes, each button on each device can be assigned a function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldanimal View Post
    the Question has already been Asked And Answered.. re-asking the same Question , by wording it a bit differently, doesn't mean you will get a new Answer..
    It's been Asked, It's Been Answered..
    Maybe he didn't give the specific example that you can Adjust the Seat with the DS4 while driving with the Wheel..

    but if you read #1, "Support for All Active Controllers.." ( Wheel, DS4, USB Keyboard, .... )
    Then Read the answer #2
    "they mean exactly what you hope they do...."

    from that you get...

    Each Device will act as a separate Controller..
    Yes, each button on each device can be assigned a function.
    ok question. would a differnt profile matter for this? as I'm asmuiming my wheel will be assigned to my primary and the controller to a guest account. would that still work?

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