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    DIY button box with mount < $20

    Here is a cheap and easy way to get more buttons for your ps4 pCARS 2 setup. It is keyboard numpad and nothing new, just showing how easy it can be done for cheap.

    Buy a USB Numeric Keypad. You can get these cheap.. like $6-$13. I chose the one I did because it has USB ports.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Buy something to mount it with.. I have seen people velcro them down, others use GoPro mounts. I chose this because it was cheap and rather stable.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    EDIT - These are already starting to peal off. - Need to use a better solution. If you want to make the button labels the easy way is to buy some shipping labels and print the images on them.
    I used Avery 8195 (I have an inkjet printer).
    https://www.amazon.com/Avery-Return-...s+inkjet&psc=1

    I then googled "sim racing button labels" - cut and paste them onto the avery template for my labels, print them out and stick them on. Printed black squares to cover up the ones I was not using or the PS4 did not respond to (ps4 ignores the 00 button and the top right is a backspace which cannot be mapped but the ps4 uses as a back button).

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    Nice!
    Think i'm gonna use your method in the near future...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitfire77 View Post
    I then googled "sim racing button labels" - cut and paste them onto the avery template for my labels, print them out and stick them on.
    You can also use my Project Cars icons template, if you like it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tuz...ew?usp=sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asturbo View Post
    You can also use my template, specially designed for Project Cars: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tuz...ew?usp=sharing
    Cool those are nice. On ps4 we don't have as many things we can map, but for sure there are more than buttons available on my wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitfire77 View Post
    Cool those are nice. On ps4 we don't have as many things we can map, but for sure there are more than buttons available on my wheel.
    Obviously I also don't use all of them.
    I print it in an A4 adhesive paper and cut the ones I need. They are in the same order than appears in the key asssigment menus of Project CARS 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asturbo View Post
    Obviously I also don't use all of them.
    I print it in an A4 adhesive paper and cut the ones I need. They are in the same order than appears in the key asssigment menus of Project CARS 2.
    Ah - using a full adhesive sheet of paper is a better idea. Likely will last longer than the cheap return shipping labels I used. I just had them on hand already.
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    not bad at all! quick and nice solution
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asturbo View Post
    You can also use my Project Cars icons template, if you like it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tuz...ew?usp=sharing
    Time to pimp my numpad, thanks.
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    I have similar

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    was originally mounted using an in car phone holder, but is now velcro'd to a piece of wood.
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    Meh.. my avery return labels are already starting to peal off. Think next time I will just print on photo paper and glue it on or something. Dont really want to spend the money on sticker paper or anything like that. I guess I could just put a dab of glue on the existing ones, but they are so thin not sure what will happen.
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