Manual Transmission 5.3.0



Manual Transmission with steering wheel support for GTA V

  • Control over the transmission and drivetrain components
    • Sequential, H-pattern or custom automatic gearbox modes
    • Working clutch
    • Limited slip differential emulation

  • Steering wheel support, with force feedback, H-pattern shifter support and support for any combination of driving input devices
  • Enhanced support for keyboard/mouse and controllers
    • Customizable steering sensitivity and assist levels

  • Realistic active driver assists: ABS, traction control, stability control, launch control, cruise control and adaptive all-wheel drive
  • Customizable steering wheel rotation, with synchronized animations
  • Custom first person driving camera with physics effects
  • Enhanced experience with other software and mods
    • Exports UDP telemetry in DiRT 4 format
    • API to read and control the mod

  • Extensive customizability of nearly every aspect of the mod using the in-game menu


  • Put Gears.asi and the folder ManualTransmission in your GTA V folder (overwrite when asked)
  • Put DismembermentASI.asi by CamxxCore in your GTA V folder (if not already installed)
  • Read the README and configure the mod to your preferences with the in-game menu.
  • Use the in-game menu! Wheel users: Assign all axes and buttons you intend to use.

For FiveM, read this.

  • Put Gears.asi and the folder ManualTransmission in your GTA V folder
  • Old settings do NOT need to be overwritten
  • Check the changelog for new or changed options

  • Menu opening:
    • Press [{ (US layout) (right of the "P" on most QWERTY keyboards)
    • Enter the "mtmenu" cheat (without quotes)
    • Press RB + B on your controller

  • Default keys: Check the options in the menu or check the readme

Feel free to change the menu keys and buttons to something more convenient! The default layout is for US-layout keyboards. You'll want to edit settings_menu.ini.

Recommended mods
  • Gameplay and driving:
    • A handling mod, essential for wheels with force feedback! Check the handling section below.
    • Custom Gear Ratios: Essential if you have cars with more than 6 gears, and allows matching gear ratios with the real car counterparts.
    • Turbo Fix: A quicker, more realistic turbo response.
    • Dial Accuracy Fix: Map the dashboard speedometer dials to fit your real speed, for more immersion.
    • ACSPatch: Keep wheels turned when exiting cars

  • Speedometers with proper gears and revs:

  • Scripts that counter the power loss while drifting or sliding (also mitigated by the LSD):

Handling mods
The default grip levels cause the wheel to bounce left and right because they're too grippy.
These handlings have reduced grip to realistic levels, and are essential for playing with a wheel.

Generally, a lateral grip of about 1.0 should do well. You can use others - these are just the ones I've used and produced satisfying results.

  • ALWAYS include the following (use pastebin or something similar to post the files):
    • ManualTransmission/Gears.log
    • ManualTransmission/settings_general.ini
    • ManualTransmission/settings_wheel.ini
    • What kind of inputs (wheel/controller/keyboard) you're using
    • What you already tried to do

  • Incompatibilities with other mods: Pinpoint the issue and provide logs.

Known bugs and problems
Crashes when using steering wheels (Logitech G920 + SHVDN, and Logitech G29 + G Hub 2021.5) have been investigated and resolved, stand by for an update where these should be fixed.

  • Wheel force feedback is too responsive (bounces left/right on straight roads)
    • Install one of the handling mods referred to above
    • Reduce "Anti-dead force" in force feedback menu

  • Wheel is not detected or doesn't work properly
    • Check if your drivers are up to date and the wheel works for other games
    • Check if some other program isn't using your wheel (x360ce, etc)
    • Check if the wheel is detected in Gears.log (in the ManualTransmission folder)
    • If using Steam: Fix: Steam Big Picture > Settings > Controller Settings > Uncheck Generic Gamepad Configuration Support (Found by Kaerali)
    • If after the Steam fix, it does show in the log file, but registering an input is still not effective, restart Steam and/or your computer
    • Try another USB port!

  • Camera is being weird (in VR)
    • Developer options -> Compatibility settings -> Disable FPV camera

Thank you!
Thank you everybody who uses, helped and contributed in any way. Getting feedback from you only makes it better :)

Special thanks to:
  • Everyone who helped, provided information in any stage of this mod :)
  • alloc8or - much of the newer memory stuff
  • CamxxCore - DismembermentASI.asi
  • InfamousSabre - steering related code
  • any333 - limited slip diff sample code
  • Nyconing - alternative automatic transmission PR

Source code
Hosted on GitHub

Alternative downloads

Latest changelog (v5.1.1) (Most recent, includes all previous changelogs)


Move movement options into camera attachment option
Remove player-position derived "fixed" camera
Add secondary vehicle-attached camera option
Add cruise control with adaptive mode
Add speed limiter
Add flashing effect for brake lights when ABS active
Add flashing effect for assist icons when active
Add disable steering reduction on handbrake option
Clean up assists messages
Fix autogear1 and hillgravity assists using wrong speed
Fix downshift blip affecting braking performance
Support Wanted188's (in-dev) R32 (Torque transfer gauge)
Fix FiveM version detection

Add timeout for automatic gearbox upshifting
Add active throttle control for launch control
Add active throttle control for traction control
Add Min/Max thresholds for launch and traction control
Improve understeer calculations for stability control
Improve default settings

Warning, this will invalidate the following settings:

Traction Control, Max Slip -> Is Min/Max now
Stability Control, Understeer -> More sensitive

Fix crash on vehicles without any wheels (boats, trains)
Use player vehicle as base camera rotation

Add an option to hide the steering wheel in FPV
Improve Automatic Transmission during braking with locking up
Cut throttle during NPC upshifts
Fix Dock Handler lift unusable when using Custom Steering
Fix keyboard ESP/TCS/ABS toggles not working
Fix steering reduction for two-wheelers
Fix menu crash when invalid speedometer format used
Remove NPC raycast find method
Add global FPV cam disable option in debug
Remove RealVR detection
Increase mouse centering timeout limit to 120 seconds
Use steering anim/pic angle data from vehicle

Full changelog available on GitHub

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