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5th Apr '16 10:29:00 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* ''VideoGame/ForzaMotorsport 3'' and ''Forza 4'' includes the option of fully manual transmission with clutch, the problem is that most Xbox360 steering wheel peripherals generally don't have a clutch pedal. Unfortunately, ''Forza'' doesn't simulate full-out engine stalls (it'll take over the clutch before the engine dies) as there is no button to start the engine; though if you don't use the clutch when taking off, the engine will repeatedly nearly seize-up as you start idling forward.
** Both [[CrackIsCheaper Fanatec Porsche and the Fanatec CSR wheels]] (both work with ''Forza 3'' and ''Forza 4'') have a clutch pedal, and a $50 accessory is a 6 speed H-pattern stick shift. The first time you use it, you'll be grinding through the gears trying to find 5th or reverse. Have fun accidentally throwing your $800,000 Ferrari into first gear at 180 MPH!

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* ''VideoGame/ForzaMotorsport ''VideoGame/{{Forza}} Motorsport 3'' and ''Forza Motorsport 4'' includes the option of fully manual transmission with clutch, the problem is that most Xbox360 UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}} steering wheel peripherals generally don't have a clutch pedal. Unfortunately, ''Forza'' doesn't simulate full-out engine stalls (it'll take over the clutch before the engine dies) as there is no button to start the engine; though if you don't use the clutch when taking off, the engine will repeatedly nearly seize-up as you start idling forward.
** Both [[CrackIsCheaper Fanatec Porsche and the Fanatec CSR wheels]] (both work with ''Forza Motorsport 3'' and ''Forza Motorsport 4'') have a clutch pedal, and a $50 accessory is a 6 speed H-pattern stick shift. The first time you use it, you'll be grinding through the gears trying to find 5th fifth or reverse. Have fun accidentally throwing your $800,000 Ferrari into first gear at 180 MPH!



* ''VideoGame/RigsOfRods'' Zigzags this almost. Defaultly, the game is set for automatic, allowing a player to shift using Page Up or Page Down in a standard automatic pattern (R, N, D, 2 and 1 from top to bottom). Pressing Q will change the mode to a manual shift with an automatic clutch, using A to shift up and Z to shift down. The next is a manual clutch with sequential shift, using the Shift key to depress the clutch (even though the effect of pressing gas, brake and clutch using a keyboard is instant. Thankfully the game doesn't simulate engine, gearbox or clutch damage... yet). The last two is stick shift, designed for the Logitech G25/27 which they have a shift stick and clutch pedal. Finally, there is stick shift with ranges, designed when driving trucks in the game with more than 6 gears, allowing to switch up a range.

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* ''VideoGame/RigsOfRods'' Zigzags zigzags this almost. Defaultly, the game is set for automatic, allowing a player to shift using Page Up or Page Down in a standard automatic pattern (R, N, D, 2 and 1 from top to bottom). Pressing Q will change the mode to a manual shift with an automatic clutch, using A to shift up and Z to shift down. The next is a manual clutch with sequential shift, using the Shift key to depress the clutch (even though the effect of pressing gas, brake and clutch using a keyboard is instant. Thankfully the game doesn't simulate engine, gearbox or clutch damage... yet). The last two is stick shift, designed for the Logitech G25/27 which they have a shift stick and clutch pedal. Finally, there is stick shift with ranges, designed when driving trucks in the game with more than 6 gears, allowing to switch up a range.
21st Feb '16 12:50:17 PM photonman62
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For the most part this is a [[{{Eagleland}} US-only]] trope, as automatic transmissions are very widespread in the North American continent, but aren't as popular in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, or the Far East[[note]]manual transmissions tend to be more fuel-efficient, and gasoline is ''way'' more expensive in other countries than in North America. Even with automatics becoming more fuel-efficient, they're still more expensive to buy and maintain[[/note]]. Also uncommon in UK shows, because you need a different class of license to drive a manual - if you take your test on an automatic, that's all you'll be legally driving. In many countries the law states that driver's education ''must'' be given on a manual transmission car. Also rare in Japanese media; even though automatic transmissions are even ''more'' widespread in Japan, you're required to demonstrate that you ''can'' drive stick to get a driver's license unless you want to obtain one that only allows you to legally drive an automatic transmission car.

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For the most part this is a [[{{Eagleland}} US-only]] trope, as automatic transmissions are very widespread in the North American continent, but aren't as popular in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, or the Far East[[note]]manual transmissions tend to be more fuel-efficient, and gasoline is ''way'' more expensive in other countries than in North America. Even with automatics becoming more fuel-efficient, they're still more expensive to buy and maintain[[/note]]. Also Another reason for it being uncommon in UK shows, because you need European shows is that most countries require a different class of license to drive a manual - if you take your test on an automatic, that's all you'll be legally driving. This system is also used in Japan, even though automatics are even more dominant there than in North America. In many other countries around the globe, the law even states that driver's education ''must'' be given on a manual transmission car. Also rare in Japanese media; even though automatic transmissions are even ''more'' widespread in Japan, you're required to demonstrate that you ''can'' drive stick to get a driver's license unless you want to obtain one that only allows you to legally drive an automatic transmission car.
13th Feb '16 3:21:18 PM Saber15
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* ''Videogame/EuroTruckSimulator'' ups the ante by featuring {{Big Badass Rig}}s with ''twelve'' speed gearboxes mated to engines that barely rev to 2500 RPM and can't get past 25kph until they're in 6th gear. Driving with the manual transmission option on an H-pattern shifter necessitates either a ''second'' shifter for gears 7-12 or a button to flip the single shifter between 1-6 and 7-12. The [[GameMod multiplayer mod]] allows experienced drivers to laugh (or curse) at greenhorns who are struggling to find the right gear for going up a hill while carrying a load. Driving stick allows truckers to find the [[HardModePerks perfect gear for slopes, shift in anticipation of road conditions, and engine brake]].

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* ''Videogame/EuroTruckSimulator'' ups the ante by featuring {{Big Badass Rig}}s with ''twelve'' speed gearboxes mated to engines that barely rev to 2500 RPM and can't get past 25kph until they're in 6th gear. Driving with the manual transmission option on an H-pattern shifter necessitates either a ''second'' shifter for gears 7-12 or a button to flip the single shifter between 1-6 and 7-12. The [[GameMod multiplayer mod]] allows experienced drivers to laugh (or curse) at greenhorns who are struggling to find the right gear for going up a hill while carrying a load. Driving stick allows truckers to find the [[HardModePerks perfect gear for slopes, shift in anticipation of road conditions, and engine brake]].
brake]]. The sequel/spinoff ''Videogame/AmericanTruckSimulator'' features ''eighteen'' speed gearboxes on the American-style rigs.
2nd Feb '16 8:39:42 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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* One thing to really watch out for is a quick way to accidentally destroy an engine; [[FanNickname "The Money Shift"]] If you take your manual car racing, this can happen in the heat of moment, by attempted to shift from third-gear to fourth, only to hit second-gear instead sending the [[ExplosiveOverclocking engine well past the red-line]]. This usually results in a severe engine failure, due to damage such as pistons crashing into the valves, and/or engine bearings being grossly over-loaded. It's called the "money shift" due to how expensive this mistake can be. Back-handed shifting from third to fourth can greatly reduce the risk of this costly error.

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* One thing to really watch out for is a quick way to accidentally destroy an engine; [[FanNickname "The Money Shift"]] Shift"]]; If you take your manual car racing, this can happen in the heat of moment, with poor shifting technique, by attempted attempting to shift from third-gear to fourth, only to hit second-gear instead sending the [[ExplosiveOverclocking engine well past the red-line]]. This usually results in a severe engine failure, due to damage such as pistons crashing into the valves, and/or engine bearings being grossly over-loaded. It's called the "money shift" due to how expensive this mistake can be. Back-handed shifting from third to fourth can greatly reduce the risk of this costly error.
31st Jan '16 1:34:31 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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* One thing to really watch out for is a quick way to accidentally destroy an engine; [[FanNickname "The Money Shift"]] If you take your manual car racing, this can happen in the heat of moment, by attempted to shift from third-gear to fourth, only to hit second-gear instead sending the [[ExplosiveOverclocking engine well past the red-line]]. This usually results in a severe engine failure, due to damage such as pistons crashing into the valves, and/or engine bearings being grossly over-loaded. It's called the "money shift" due to how expensive this mistake can be. Back-handed shifting from second to third can greatly reduce the risk of this costly error.

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* One thing to really watch out for is a quick way to accidentally destroy an engine; [[FanNickname "The Money Shift"]] If you take your manual car racing, this can happen in the heat of moment, by attempted to shift from third-gear to fourth, only to hit second-gear instead sending the [[ExplosiveOverclocking engine well past the red-line]]. This usually results in a severe engine failure, due to damage such as pistons crashing into the valves, and/or engine bearings being grossly over-loaded. It's called the "money shift" due to how expensive this mistake can be. Back-handed shifting from second to third to fourth can greatly reduce the risk of this costly error.
31st Jan '16 1:34:13 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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* One thing to really watch out for is a quick way to accidentally destroy an engine; [[FanNickname "The Money Shift"]] If you take your manual car racing, this can happen in the heat of moment, by attempted to shift from third-gear to fourth, only to hit second-gear instead send the [[ExplosiveOverclocking engine well past the red-line]]. This usually results in a severe engine failure, due to damage such as pistons crashing into the valves, and/or engine bearings being grossly over-loaded. It's called the "money shift" due to how expensive this mistake can be.

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* One thing to really watch out for is a quick way to accidentally destroy an engine; [[FanNickname "The Money Shift"]] If you take your manual car racing, this can happen in the heat of moment, by attempted to shift from third-gear to fourth, only to hit second-gear instead send sending the [[ExplosiveOverclocking engine well past the red-line]]. This usually results in a severe engine failure, due to damage such as pistons crashing into the valves, and/or engine bearings being grossly over-loaded. It's called the "money shift" due to how expensive this mistake can be. Back-handed shifting from second to third can greatly reduce the risk of this costly error.
31st Jan '16 1:33:03 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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* One thing to really watch out for is a quick way to accidentally destroy an engine; [[FanNickname "The Money Shift"]] If you take your manual car racing, this can happen in the heat of moment, by attempted to shift from third-gear to fourth, only to hit second-gear instead send the [[ExplosiveOverclocking engine well past the red-line]]. This usually results in a severe engine failure, due to damage such as pistons crashing into the valves, and/or engine bearings being grossly over-loaded. It's called the "money shift" due to how expensive this mistake can be.
27th Jan '16 2:31:39 PM ReveriePlanetarian
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** James didn't get away from this either. In a challenge where the guys all bought German saloon cars, he bought a Mercedes with a "dog-leg" gearbox. Imagine a layout like a normal gearbox, but going from left to right, instead of the upper-left-hand corner being first gear, it's reverse. [[HilarityEnsues Guess what happens.]]
9th Jan '16 6:24:15 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SpongebobSquarepants'', Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's invisible boatmobile is a standard. While jumping into the car, Barnacle Boy accidentally sits on the gear shift.

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* In ''SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's invisible boatmobile is a standard. While jumping into the car, Barnacle Boy accidentally sits on the gear shift.
15th Nov '15 6:34:41 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''{{Rugrats}}'' where Chuckie was revealed to be left-handed, Charlotte Pickles expressed dismay, claiming that "He'll need special scissors, desks, notebooks ... and he'll never be able to drive a stickshift!" It's then revealed that Didi and Chaz can't drive stickshift either. Naturally, Angelica being who she is, she proceeded to translate this to Chuckie as "Oh, and you'll never be able to drive a car."

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* In an episode of ''{{Rugrats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' where Chuckie was revealed to be left-handed, Charlotte Pickles expressed dismay, claiming that "He'll need special scissors, desks, notebooks ... and he'll never be able to drive a stickshift!" It's then revealed that Didi and Chaz can't drive stickshift either. Naturally, Angelica being who she is, she proceeded to translate this to Chuckie as "Oh, and you'll never be able to drive a car."
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