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I thought about remaking that old video about keyboard steering but it didn't turn out as I had planned so instead of scrapping it I edited it as a playthrough and here it is. Enjoy!
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I'd blame the talking, explaining stuff and not paying attention to the road, it happens tho u might be right, cuz i guess brakes are 100% or 0% with keyboard.
What I hated about keyboard the most is air simulation + braking, i used to tap S key to slow slowly slowdown, (used to drive with AWSD as i was used to it from shooters) and when i came to crossroads I would normally run out of air. Not able to move I had to skip first green light as i had to refill air for brakes to unlock, fun times xD
Yeah, the talking does influence a lot in the attention factor. Especially for me since I am not actually used to do talking when playing games. It is very distracting to me. That's why I often "tumble over" some words, can't remember some and sometimes even lose track of what I was saying. It's not that I am an idiot, it's just that I am trying to concentrate on the road. XD You can tell the difference on the opening disclaimer. That talk went flawlessly. But then again, I wasn't playing anything when I recorded those lines!
Yeah, keyboards are binary. You either apply the brakes at 100% of force or you don't apply them at all. There is no middle ground. The service brakes alone are not the best thing if you want to simply slow down so I workaround this issue with the usage of the retarder and the engine brake to slow down and then the service brakes when I have to stop. Sometimes I use the trailer brakes, as well. Mostly when I feel the trailer is causing the truck to lose control, though often I forget those brakes exist and end up not using them when I'd need to (such as in this video). The air pressure can indeed be an issue with keyboard braking. I used to have that problem as well but then I figured that I could simply turn off the air brakes simulation. May take away a bit from the simulation aspect, but it's best than being stuck in place and unable to move until the engine can build up air pressure again.