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18 wheeler shifter
« on: April 22, 2013, 09:57:39 am »
I have enough unfinished projects, but was browsing ebay this morning and came across an 18 wheeler shifter.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/18-wheeler-shifter-and-buttons-and-harness-for-shifter-and-buttons-/330911226177?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0bd89941
Interesting shifter that I haven't seen before.....
Looks like it would be easily moddable into a 6 speed by making a new bottom plate.
(or could serve as inspiration for a homemade design)

It's not clear what holds it in gear.  Magnet maybe?


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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 11:42:34 am »
I'm struggling to see how an 18 wheeler game would be fun?

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Re: Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 02:08:34 pm »
I'm struggling to see how an 18 wheeler game would be fun?

Is a delivery style game like crazy taxi. There are rivals and stuff to add to the excitement a bit.

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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 03:01:18 pm »
Wow..  didn't know there was an attraction to this stuff.

http://www.scssoft.com/games.php

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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 03:17:12 pm »
Wow..  didn't know there was an attraction to this stuff.

http://www.scssoft.com/games.php

There was a guy in the main forum earlier this year who was building a hardcore bus simulator.
Apparently there are bus simulator "games" where you have to drive the route, pick up people, give change......

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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 03:30:18 pm »
There was a guy in the main forum earlier this year who was building a hardcore bus simulator.
Apparently there are bus simulator "games" where you have to drive the route, pick up people, give change......

Sounds like my idea of fun



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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 03:46:55 pm »
Wow..  didn't know there was an attraction to this stuff.

http://www.scssoft.com/games.php

There was a guy in the main forum earlier this year who was building a hardcore bus simulator.
Apparently there are bus simulator "games" where you have to drive the route, pick up people, give change......

http://www.scssoft.com/busdriver.php 

I honestly don't know what to say about that one.

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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 03:50:10 pm »
Well there's this hardcore farm equipment simulator as well.  It's not popular here at all, but I was thinking it was amazingly popular in Korea or somewhere like that. 

I'll tell ya, driving a combine.... nothing like it.   :lame:

I could see somebody doing something with an 18 wheeler though.  It'd have to be something fun and out there, like a Smokey and the Bandit arcade game though.

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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 04:36:49 pm »
I could see somebody doing something with an 18 wheeler though.  It'd have to be something fun and out there, like a Smokey and the Bandit arcade game though.

I was thinking Mad Max / Roadwarrior actually....

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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 08:07:18 pm »
WTF? Badmouth that just looks like a regular old 4-spd Happ shifter. This guy should be advertising it as a 4-way Happ shifter not an 18 wheeler shifter. Unless I'm wrong and this is in fact a 6 speed shifter? Either way it's Happ not Sega.

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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 08:27:51 pm »
WTF? Badmouth that just looks like a regular old 4-spd Happ shifter. This guy should be advertising it as a 4-way Happ shifter not an 18 wheeler shifter. Unless I'm wrong and this is in fact a 6 speed shifter? Either way it's Happ not Sega.

It only has 3 gears, but the way the plate on the bottom bolts on would make it super easy to modify into anything you want.
$10 shifter+$10 shipping+$10 worth of parts(IMO) = cheap 6 speed.

EDIT: ok, after checking out the exploded diagram of the Happ, yeah it's a happ with a custom bottom plate.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 09:02:49 pm by BadMouth »

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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 08:39:48 pm »
I'm struggling to see how an 18 wheeler game would be fun?

i've played the 18 wheeler game for the dreamcast,
it's a fun change from the other types of racing games:
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/18_Wheeler:_American_Pro_Trucker

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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2013, 11:43:15 pm »
The slipstream made me laugh!   :applaud:

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Re: Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013, 11:16:23 am »
Well there's this hardcore farm equipment simulator as well.  It's not popular here at all, but I was thinking it was amazingly popular in Korea or somewhere like that. 

I'll tell ya, driving a combine.... nothing like it.   :lame:

I could see somebody doing something with an 18 wheeler though.  It'd have to be something fun and out there, like a Smokey and the Bandit arcade game though.

Wait wait wait.. Have you played it?  I play it, both my kids and ppl I work with play it. It has a huge modding community.

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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 01:43:46 pm »
Euro Truck Simulator $4.50 on Steam  :P
http://store.steampowered.com/app/232010/

(graphics look much better on the sequel, but it's $20)

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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 02:43:34 pm »
Euro Truck Simulator $4.50 on Steam  :P
http://store.steampowered.com/app/232010/

(graphics look much better on the sequel, but it's $20)

I've heard wonderful things about ETS2. Looks pretty cool.

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Re: Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2013, 03:14:39 pm »
Euro Truck Simulator $4.50 on Steam  :P
http://store.steampowered.com/app/232010/

(graphics look much better on the sequel, but it's $20)

Thats for the ppl who dont get to drive one.

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Re: 18 wheeler shifter
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2013, 10:44:10 am »
I own the full game and love it. The shifter is a 3 position shifter, hi, low and reverse. Its not really usefull for anything else at all. I do actually need one as a post has broken on mine internally!