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Big Takeover

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1:05:745 - Brentech (pic / video) // PC, DS4

Pretty darn happy with it. Video is a cockpit replay (same view I drive in) featuring the ghost of Big Takeover. Don't like losing frames when trying to trim fractions of a second off.
I think the only part of this course that a wheel helps is the early turns where the track isn't level, you can't quite tell if you're slipping and when it's totally safe to throttle it hard. Might be wrong, but that's from my previous experience of using a wheel and no longer having one.
I need to brake later and be more aggressive early when the aero is at its peak. Without ABS, I'm clearly not getting the most out of them.
 

saladine1

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Yea, I cant really drive this car/track combo. I'm crashing or spinning all the time. I can probably get down to a low-mid 1:04, but putting a lap together is proving too frustrating.

Dealing with the car as it goes light over hills or gets bumpy coming out of corners, or trying to finesse the throttle out of the last corner.....I just cant manage it all to do a real good lap. Those with excellent reactions and good car control should do well, but this just isn't my forte. 1:05.353 is best complete lap I did in about an hour of trying and it wasn't a very good lap.

I actually liked this challenge more than the previous ones!

Yeah, those hills on the first few corners are tricky to get right. A little more throttle than needed or any excessive movement in steering sends you careening into the wall..
 

Seanspeed

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Ha ha..! Nope, I'm not even GOING to try. As soon as I saw the car/track combo I had flashbacks to that hateful Forza 3 career race with LMPs on the narrow Amalfi village cobbles. It's the moment I started falling out of love with that franchise.

Yeah, I'm a fucking pussy. What of it?
Give it a go. Ya never know. I've had my G27 for a while but I still don't feel like I've quite got on top of the whole quick reaction/correction stuff with it yet. You might fare better or at least be happier with it.

I actually liked this challenge more than the previous ones!

Yeah, those hills on the first few corners are tricky to get right. A little more throttle than needed or any excessive movement in steering sends you careening into the wall..
I figured you might enjoy it as it's bit more of a wily sort of car/track combo.

Just that whole first sector. First uphill bit is easy, flat out. 2nd corner is deceptively tight, but the main problem is that you crest the hill and the car goes light, meaning you cant just put the power down. You've gotta really *feel* for when the car is gripping and ready to go. Then Turn 3, which has been a nightmare at the top of it as I try and get it settled for the change of direction into Turn 4. If I manage that, which I often don't(lol), then you're running over another crest, with a bumpy bit of road all on the exit where I'd like to be able to getting the pedal down. I think the car is bottoming out quite a bit too, which isn't helping. I might actually go into the setup just to raise things up a bit and see if it helps.

I'm fine for the rest of the lap, except for the last corner. Dive deep into the braking zone to line up a good late apex exit but it's hard to not step the rear out here as the grip goes away significantly at this low speed.

Still not happy with the lap yet, but improved to 1:04.831 :

 
Cheers, it's a nice car that one, seems to be lots of time had in the first couple of corners, keeping good speed through them is the key.

I got 1:05:901. PC, G27, default set

Damnit Sipheren !!!

Also, is there a way to watch and record the lap you have already made? I would love to include a video as well as you guys.
Super close, if you saved the replay you can, I am using Shadow Play for mine.
 

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Nvidia Inspector (that I use for the sole purpose of limiting framerates in sims without frame limiters) has suddenly decided not to work, and so PCARS is all variable and annoying. I didn't do anything different and no software has changed... although I guess my semi-glitchy keyboard (half-spilt a bowl of cereal on it yesterday >_<) may have suddenly given it a crazy input that has messed everything up. Seems unlikely - I've reset it to default.

I've tried re-downloading it, it's definitely running as admin, etc.

I've noticed that the settings page isn't doing its thing with the progress bar at the bottom anymore. I'm sure it used to flash a quick green bar across the bottom when I hit apply for something, and now it doesn't. If I select 60fps and hit apply, and then hit apply again, the 60fps goes back to 'off' - it's clearly not applying in the first place.

Any ideas appreciated!
 

Sickbean

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Best of yesterdays attempts - 1:08.940.

Racing against Brentechs ghost as he's the fastest controller user. I can keep up in the first corners that everyone hates, but then lose it on the chicanes later on. Not sure what I'm doing wrong with those.

Vid - https://youtu.be/cwqplUciTO8

I actually turned on Real assists for the first time with this one (which I think is traction control for this car). Really helps with getting power down using a controller. Don't feel entirely happy about using assists but I'll turn them off again once I buy a wheel!
 

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Give it a go. Ya never know. I've had my G27 for a while but I still don't feel like I've quite got on top of the whole quick reaction/correction stuff with it yet. You might fare better or at least be happier with it.
I was just being a tad melodramatic and will give it a go, but not before the Fanatec is patched. It's far too loose around centre atm.
 

Seanspeed

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Super close, if you saved the replay you can, I am using Shadow Play for mine.
I've been trying to use Shadowplay with this game and it's coming out so stuttery. Not sure what the problem is exactly.

I was just being a tad melodramatic and will give it a go, but not before the Fanatec is patched. It's far too loose around centre atm.
That's definitely a Fanatec thing? Cant improve it with the settings at all? Bummer if so.
 

Malcolm9

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Best of yesterdays attempts - 1:08.940.

Racing against Brentechs ghost as he's the fastest controller user. I can keep up in the first corners that everyone hates, but then lose it on the chicanes later on. Not sure what I'm doing wrong with those.

Vid - https://youtu.be/cwqplUciTO8

I actually turned on Real assists for the first time with this one (which I think is traction control for this car). Really helps with getting power down using a controller. Don't feel entirely happy about using assists but I'll turn them off again once I buy a wheel!
Nothing wrong with using real assists if those actual cars use them when racing for real, that way I don't feel like I'm cheating myself.
 

LilJoka

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This car bottoms out so raise the ride height a bit. Also soften the springs 1/2 notches.
Really hate them using Bar for tyre pressures, who uses that?!

I'm ising pad and get my fastest lap on the first lap, around 1.06, after that the front left overheats and the performance seems to drop. Haven't figured out how to drop the temperature yet.

On the back straight when you take a fast right then fast left, the lift off oversteer keeps the car turning left when I'm actually steering right. It's very unusual for such high speeds.
 

soundscream

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I've been trying to use Shadowplay with this game and it's coming out so stuttery. Not sure what the problem is exactly.


That's definitely a Fanatec thing? Cant improve it with the settings at all? Bummer if so.
Who knows. I was able to get the FFB where I like but the overall feel of the cars still feels off to me. I really don't have the time to deep dive into all those settings. I just wish it was great out of the box.
 

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Ooh, that seems like a great combo for the challenge, I do hope I get time to put in a few laps once I get back home. On an unrelated note, I do wish that we get the official announcement for the G29 soon and clarification on PC driver support, it would be just the right kind of wheel for me and the price point isn't too bad unless they raise it in Finland. Especially the PS3/PS4 support sounds great as I would love to be able to try it out with GT6 too.
 

Pizza Luigi

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That RUF GT3 car is so incredibly easy to drive. I suppose it's my Assetto Corsa experience, but I am out-qualifying everyone online by about a second with a default setup. There is absolutely no oversteer or understeer, and that with all assists off.

I could probably shave off some more time but there is no real use since it all feels pretty good already. So weird. Wonder if it's the car or just simply the less realistic physics model.
 

Seanspeed

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That RUF GT3 car is so incredibly easy to drive. I suppose it's my Assetto Corsa experience, but I am out-qualifying everyone online by about a second with a default setup. There is absolutely no oversteer or understeer, and that with all assists off.

I could probably shave off some more time but there is no real use since it all feels pretty good already. So weird. Wonder if it's the car or just simply the less realistic physics model.
There's nothing 'weird' about a race car that handles well. :)
 

Mascot

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That's definitely a Fanatec thing? Cant improve it with the settings at all? Bummer if so.
Yeah, all the Porsche wheels are recognised as gamepads at the moment which doesn't give access to the full FFB tuning suite. It also means there's a ~40 degree deadzone that can't be removed unless you brute-force semi-compatible firmware from a later model.

The patch is in certification so should - hopefully - be on its way.
 

brentech

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Game is in my head. Had a dream that I woke up this morning and there was like 8 hot lap challenges and I was pissed off that we made so many in a short period.

Then I actually woke up.

 

Nero18

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Feel like this is the best i can do for now, could with a little bit of luck do better but at that point i would end up taking a lot more risks. Played with a pad on PS4 with ABS and stability control on.

 
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360 pad, traction control and ABS on. I tried with real assists but couldn't make it through the first part of the lap without veering into one wall or another, god damn nightmare of a track.
 

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My time = 01:04:869 - PC/G27/No Assists(except auto clutch)/Default Setup

Suprised myself with how well it went.

So surprised that I made a video of the replay ;p

 

Seanspeed

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I didn't have much time to get my lap to where it should be, but this one is made me laugh, so I thought I would be a good place to stop. :)

1:04.647
Was thinking 'nicely held' through the last hairpin and then LOL. You've definitely got another half a second on the table, at least.

PCARS just had a hard crash (it restarted the PC)... and it wiped my career.

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Damn yo. That's scary. Sorry man.
 

brentech

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I didn't have much time to get my lap to where it should be, but this one is made me laugh, so I thought I would be a good place to stop. :)

1:04.647
lol, I've bit that corner a time or two in my laps before getting my best time.

PCARS just had a hard crash (it restarted the PC)... and it wiped my career.

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Someone else in here definitely had the same thing happen. Makes me a little scared.



Just got done with Round 3 of the Ginetta UK Challenge @ Silverstone
I finally increased my AI again, this time from 80 to 90...can't say I really noticed anything too different. I didn't win either race though...but started in pretty crap positions as well.
2 Lap Sprint

This one was a pretty nice race. Started clear, then rained, then stopped, all in 5 laps!
5 Lap Full
 

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Hmmm... just happened again.

Well the Nvidia Inspector problem I mentioned earlier was resolved by clean-installing graphics drivers... and they are slightly newer than the ones I was using before. Might roll back and see if that helps.
 

Big Takeover

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Hmmm... just happened again.

Well the Nvidia Inspector problem I mentioned earlier was resolved by clean-installing graphics drivers... and they are slightly newer than the ones I was using before. Might roll back and see if that helps.
That sounds miserable. For what it's worth, I also had big problems with the the newest set of drivers in RaceRoom specifically. I had to roll back from the latest Witcher 3 drivers to the GTA drivers (no idea of the version numbers).
 

RP912

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Any word on patches?

I did a 3 hour endurance race last night and towards the end, the race just kept going 0_o. Thankfully, I let the AI do the driving today and it made first place. This game can be amazing at times and a huge pain in the ass so many times.
 

Snowmonkey

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Something really weird happened today, while doing the challenge. This morning the meter was round and white and a lot more usable than the usual grey thing. This evening, while trying another few laps, the speedometer was back to its usual self. Is there some setting I could change to always have the round, white speedometer?
 

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360 pad, traction control and ABS on. I tried with real assists but couldn't make it through the first part of the lap without veering into one wall or another, god damn nightmare of a track.


It took me a while to appreciate it, but Sonoma really is a nicely laid out track. There's a decent mix of elevation change, off-camber turns and bumps which challenge your traction. BTW, this is coming from Forza 4. I don't have Project Cars yet.
 

Fox Mulder

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Something really weird happened today, while doing the challenge. This morning the meter was round and white and a lot more usable than the usual grey thing. This evening, while trying another few laps, the speedometer was back to its usual self. Is there some setting I could change to always have the round, white speedometer?
there's a setting for what speedometer you want, but I've also had it go back to the standard one. Certain camera views have different speedometers for some reason.