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Watevaman

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Oct 30, 2017
204
Does anyone here have any experience with Chinese/knock off brake mods for the T500RS/T3PA Pro pedals? I've been looking for something to better the feeling of the pedal and came across this on Ebay

Brake pedal damper

It looks pretty straight forward but I'm also weary of having a cheap fluid filled cylinder on the pedals. I've also looked into the mich cheaper conical brake mods and might start with one of those to be safe.
 

TJP

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Oct 27, 2017
1,144
Earth :)
He keeps lifting AC to new heights! Simply incredible to see AC's graphics engine being added to in so many amazing ways and for free.
 

TJP

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Oct 27, 2017
1,144
Earth :)
rF2 Twitch channel:


Fortunately the S397 team aren't driving in bikini tops to boost view numbers.
 

marvelharvey

Member
Oct 26, 2017
811
Osaka, Japan
S397 during bug fixing...
Seems like it broke at around 4am my time. Red flagged again. I'm going back through Discord, but can't find what actually happened. Just everyone complaining about how S397 should focus on fixing the core game and not the UI.

Edit: I'm still trying to piece together what happened, but it looks like at some point the ability to swap drivers broke... one of the two critical bugs that people were concerned about on the forum yesterday. And there's more: Some drivers couldn't join the server, some lost FFB mid stint, others crashed to desktop.

What terrible PR for S397.

I think I may just have to A) accept that rF2 is never going to be fixed and B) that even though I despise iRacing's FFB, maybe I should make a return. To think of what an rF2 fan boy I was 4 years ago.
 
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TJP

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,144
Earth :)
Seems like it broke at around 4am my time. Red flagged again. I'm going back through Discord, but can't find what actually happened. Just everyone complaining about how S397 should focus on fixing the core game and not the UI.

Edit: I'm still trying to piece together what happened, but it looks like at some point the ability to swap drivers broke... one of the two critical bugs that people were concerned about on the forum yesterday. And there's more: Some drivers couldn't join the server, some lost FFB mid stint, others crashed to desktop.

What terrible PR for S397.

I think I may just have to A) accept that rF2 is never going to be fixed and B) that even though I despise iRacing's FFB, maybe I should make a return. To think of what an rF2 fan boy I was 4 years ago.
The Twitch stream is still running and it looks fantastic. I watched a rain section with pools of water on various sections and now it's dry and sunny.

As for the issues, S397 chose to ignore the problems already reported a million times before. That's a terrible but predictable outcome of the event went tits up. It's a shame as the core of rF2 is fantastic.

I wish you well with iRacing.
 

TJP

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Oct 27, 2017
1,144
Earth :)
If only more people raced in R3E.
I don't know what else Sector 3 can do to make their sim more appealing apart from a rebrand and graphical overhaul, especially the cockpits; the car models and tracks look fantastic.

Adding changeable weather and TOD has limited appeal to most people as stats show few use these features completely but adds to the feature list.
 

marvelharvey

Member
Oct 26, 2017
811
Osaka, Japan
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I don't know what else Sector 3 can do to make their sim more appealing apart from a rebrand and graphical overhaul, especially the cockpits; the car models and tracks look fantastic.

Adding changeable weather and TOD has limited appeal to most people as stats show few use these features completely but adds to the feature list.
You'd think that TOD was a feature that everyone would be interested in. But then, if you look at rF2's achievements, there are certain time specific ones like 'drive at midnight' or 'drive at sunrise', which less than 5% of users have picked up. Even dusk is only at 11%. So 89% of people only race in the afternoon I guess. Certainly not worth the effort.

Also, only 92% of players have played rF2 lol (Achievement for being in a car)
 

TJP

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Oct 27, 2017
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It's actually a solid semi sim with a decent career mode and challenges.

You'd think that TOD was a feature that everyone would be interested in. But then, if you look at rF2's achievements, there are certain time specific ones like 'drive at midnight' or 'drive at sunrise', which less than 5% of users have picked up. Even dusk is only at 11%. So 89% of people only race in the afternoon I guess. Certainly not worth the effort.

Also, only 92% of players have played rF2 lol (Achievement for being in a car)
I have all but one rF2 achievement which I think is bugged for some reason; it's the practice for 2500km or some such.

R3E will have changeable TOD from sunrise to sunset over 90 minutes from what I recall.

There won't be night racing or weather until UE4 is used. Based on the rF2 stats I cannot see a compelling reason to push for these features when other more pressing features could be added such as flat spotting or better damage modelling.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
943
Germany
MotoGP 2019 50% off? Think I'll bite!
You'd think that TOD was a feature that everyone would be interested in. But then, if you look at rF2's achievements, there are certain time specific ones like 'drive at midnight' or 'drive at sunrise', which less than 5% of users have picked up. Even dusk is only at 11%. So 89% of people only race in the afternoon I guess. Certainly not worth the effort.

Also, only 92% of players have played rF2 lol (Achievement for being in a car)
I've driven in basically any condition and any time in rF2, but I don't do races... ever. That's why I only have all the practice achievements.
 

Mascot

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Oct 26, 2017
1,507
Go on, have a chuckle:

 

TJP

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Oct 27, 2017
1,144
Earth :)
Go on, have a chuckle:
I will have a chuckle :)​
I recall mods removing trackside objects in NFS: Shift and Unleashed (RIP No Grip forums) and here we are 10 years later filling the skybox will ballons. Perhaps Ian Bell was right all along...​
 

SmashN'Grab

Member
Oct 27, 2017
425
Is Project Cars 2 much better than 1? I didn't get on with the handling in 1 at all - I'm on an Xbox One pad. I do have a 360 Speed Wheel though (the U-Shaped one that came out around the time of Forza Horizon on 360). It works with a few PC games, does it work on Project Cars by any chance?
 

Betta Lines

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Oct 25, 2017
146
Is Project Cars 2 much better than 1? I didn't get on with the handling in 1 at all - I'm on an Xbox One pad. I do have a 360 Speed Wheel though (the U-Shaped one that came out around the time of Forza Horizon on 360). It works with a few PC games, does it work on Project Cars by any chance?
It looks like most people agree that PCARS2 handling is significantly better than PCARS1, and they did a bunch of work to improve gamepad filtering too. I'd say it is not as optimised for gamepad as a GT or Forza, but it's certainly playable with a gamepad. A wheel will be more rewarding, but I'm not sure if that particular wheel is supported.
 
Oct 25, 2017
943
Germany
Is Project Cars 2 much better than 1? I didn't get on with the handling in 1 at all - I'm on an Xbox One pad. I do have a 360 Speed Wheel though (the U-Shaped one that came out around the time of Forza Horizon on 360). It works with a few PC games, does it work on Project Cars by any chance?
I play Gran Turismo Sport with the controller motion steering and it's SOO much better than using a stick to steer. But your 360 Speed Wheel doesn't seem to work natively in PC1 or PC2 it seems. At least for PC1 people seemed to have found workarounds:

PC2 user says not working:

people link him to this PC1 thread:

But Betta is right, that it's supposed to be improved. SMS made a lot of fuzz about how it's playable with a controller and that there was a layering dead-zone bug in PC1 they found that caused a lot of issues. Ian Bell (CEO of SMS) said that he went to playing PC2 with a game-pad for quick testing exclusively. After it came out I didn't hear much about the controller support any more tbh.

And the car handling in PC2 is far better than PC1. Not as good as Assetto Corsa though, if you haven't tried that.
 

TJP

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Oct 27, 2017
1,144
Earth :)
Rejoice!! rFactor 2 - 1.1117 is now available!

Steam Build IDs
client: 4390004
dedi: 4390009

Server admins must update all dedicated servers

- Fixed a scoring issue in race session that affected Nürburgring 24h and Combined layouts
 

TJP

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,144
Earth :)
Is Project Cars 2 much better than 1? I didn't get on with the handling in 1 at all - I'm on an Xbox One pad. I do have a 360 Speed Wheel though (the U-Shaped one that came out around the time of Forza Horizon on 360). It works with a few PC games, does it work on Project Cars by any chance?
Another vote that pCARS 2 is far more enjoyable than the first release.​

There are several sims that play nicely on an Xbox One controller (and the older Xbox 360):​
AMS​
RaceRoom Racing Experience - try the free content before buying more.​
Race 07 + Expansions​

rF2 along with AC are passable with an Xbox controller.
 
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Mascot

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Oct 26, 2017
1,507
Nice little mashup here for AC:
The latest rather excellent update of Autodrom Most by TMM, which I've added, *ahem*, a few balloons to, and Legion's superb Ariel Atom V8 to chuck around it. This is a brilliant combo in VR in my humble opinion.
1:32:517 in stock form is my best lap so far. Keeping the tyres quiet is the key.

Track: https://anonfiles.com/c7b4n3Bcna/tmm_autodrom_most_7z
Car: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_zpxe87350AiLidz7_Po0JVxnwu6H6Wz/view



(for globophiles, the original balloon-free track can be had at source: https://tm-modding.eu/download/autodrom-most/)
 
Oct 25, 2017
943
Germany
The physics of that Atom V8 mod compared to how videos and even PC1 suggest it... no. Really not.

Hmmm... I was a little hyped over Mascot's post, to drive a fun Atom in AC this evening. Sound and graphics of the mod are great too. Just it doesn't give me, what I want from the car what I actually want: Opposite lock fun like on that Top Gear hot lap video many years ago.
 

Mascot

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,507
The physics of that Atom V8 mod compared to how videos and even PC1 suggest it... no. Really not.

Hmmm... I was a little hyped over Mascot's post, to drive a fun Atom in AC this evening. Sound and graphics of the mod are great too. Just it doesn't give me, what I want from the car what I actually want: Opposite lock fun like on that Top Gear hot lap video many years ago.
That's a shame - I'm having a lot of sideways-oppo lock fun in it. A mate of mine has had a lot of RL track time in one and thinks it does a bloody good job. Tried different tracks?