Published on February 26th, 2012 | by Alisdair0
iRacing Community – SimShiftLight For Android
Hardware can play a very key part in the success in your sim racing career but may cost you a lot of money, well now a new piece of software has arrived on the Android market that could ultimately save you money while improving your sim racing career.
SimShiftLight by LifeOn2 Development turns your device into a shift light unit (and more) for Motorsports simulators! Each car has its own user customizable RPM where the shift light turns on. In addition to the shift light, the current gear is displayed, with customizable font size. One of the main aims of SimShiftLight was to reduce the latency between the sim and your android phone giving you the best shifting result.
The SimShiftLight comes with many brilliant features such as current gear indicator, shift light, downshift indicator and much more. Currently SimShiftLight is only supported by the iRacing Simulation Software and is free to download on the Android Marketplace. Also available for download is the server software allowing you to connect your phone to the iRacing software
Some cars require rev-matching for downshift, and it is easy to miss a down shift. With the successful downshift indicator, SimShiftLight helps you detect each successful (and failed) down shift without taking your eyes off the road. With each down shift, the gear background blinks green to indicate success. The blink duration is user customizable to the millisecond. The feature is furthermore possible to completely disable if not wanted.