So I was thinking, while I don’t see it being terribly useful to have complete control over individual gear ratios, I would like a feature where you can limit the amount of overdrive gears.
I was trying to replicate a 1966 Escort using a shop manual, and I got almost everything to spec; but the gearbox is a 4-speed with a 1:1 fourth gear. I couldn’t really get that in the game without a really stupid setting that made the car useless.
Would it be easy to have a feature something like “number of overdrives” and pivot the gear ratios around that? so if I select no overdrives, final gear is 1:1, one overdrive, second-to-last is 1:1 etc, (max 2 overdrives?)
for a little 80hp sport coupe in the 1960s, it makes little sense to have a 0.75 or 0.8 overdrive as fourth gear… too slow!