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Dang...I missed all the fun. If you've got some spare time watch some of the on board classics at nurburgring, these guys are crazy dodging traffic at nurburgring https://www.youtube.com/user/RACEMEDIATV

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Apps / Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« on: October 13, 2017, 06:16:48 PM »
Couldn't see any online, but they had what looked like the pro micro arduino behind the counter

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Apps / Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:44:27 AM »
I grabbed this Simdashboard last night ($16us), setup a custom dashboard with everything I want (and there is a lot to pick from)
Enables me to remove the clutter off the screens and i find the info in the new dashboard easier to read . . . impressed!
It is pretty good, especially if you don't have anything already set up

I was considering building a button box


Hmmm now you've got me looking up parts! I'm a noob at that kind of thing but would love to give it a go.

I found this video where the dude makes a smaller one:


His using one of these boards:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Arcade-Zero-Delay-USB-Encoder-To-PC-Joystick-2Pin-Buttons-Wires-For-MAME-/182449380732?hash=item2a7ad49d7c:g:RJgAAOSw~HZZzgu7

Looking a lot more simple as I'd have to watch the other one quite a few more times to understand that wiring!
Had a quick look at the local jaycar store and looks like everything you need is there, just not the cheapest way to do it. That mini box looks good

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I'm away too sorry

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Apps / Re: content manager
« on: October 12, 2017, 07:54:48 AM »
Got it working yesterday, it was a check box for proxy in settings. Not sure how or why I had it activated.

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Apps / Re: Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:33:36 AM »
I do have an old tablet that I could use but since moving to VR, most of this stuff is pointless as I can't see it.

I still use an app on my tablet for iracing though, I set it up pre race and all it does it automatically calculates how much fuel to put in during a pitstop. So I don't need to look at that one, just have faith in that it's not going to get it wrong.
Would like to try vr, looked at the cheaper pimax 4k, I just don't think my eye sight is adequate for the task
Ive used dashmeterpro in the past which is similar and slimax have a good one that can also be a virtual button box.
I'll have a look at those, I was considering building a button box

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Apps / Got a spare android phone or tablet?
« on: October 10, 2017, 11:52:33 PM »
If you've got a spare old android phone or tablet this works well. A lot of customisation by adding as much info and icons as you can fit on the screen. can be a bit fiddly to set up the way you like, but easy to connect to pc.
http://stryder-it.de/simdashboard/
pics https://photos.app.goo.gl/wm1BgLqyuj93dgEq1 my photos don't really do it justice, but I like the way the green lcd section flashes red when its time to change gear.
the app is free but very limited, full version is around $16 and unlocks everything and just about every racing sim on pc, or a couple of bucks to unlock it for just one sim/game. Probably other ways you can do this but I purchased it a long time ago and just recently remember I had it.

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Apps / proTyres app
« on: October 10, 2017, 11:34:01 PM »
a nice little upgrade over the stock tyre app
http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/protyres.14030/

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That was a good race, started on softs which let me race with grat & phil for a bit. Had a big lock up into turn 1 early on which gave me a good flat spot and a bit of wheel shake. Nursed it kinda but the tyres finally went and I needed fuel so pitted @ lap 26. I had intermediate tyres which I was hoping would last the final 40 or so laps which they did only just. Was pretty lonely for a while after that except when Wally and Robin let me by. By about lap 40 or so shayne started gaining and was hoping for a bit of close racing when he finally caught up. Ran wide on lap 53 which took the excitement out of that. At around 20min remaining I was almost going to suggest a simulated safety car just to bunch everyone up again (would not have benefited me, probably opposite). In the last few minutes my worn out intermediate tyres started to feel a little better, briefly, I got a little over excited and spun at the bus stop feeding my front bumper to the chickens. Cracked windscreen and no front aero I managed to limp home in third.
Thanks everyone for another great race night. ☺️

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I haven't had time to practice for this either, but I figure 2 hrs will be plenty of time to find a groove :)
If only I knew how the tyre compounds wore....

I did a test run on almost full tanks and soft tyres. After 20 laps they're still fine
Did a 20lap race with ai on soft tyres & 50l fuel, front right and rears went into yellow towards the end. I did have a spin though, ai is so bargey through the chickens

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Blacklisted, can't connect
The race server is a different server, so you'll be alright there. I'll look into the practice server after I set it up for next week.
No worries. One thing I've noticed is that late in the practice session as the sun goes down it becomes blinding in a couple of spots. With all graphics settings at maximum it is completely blinding and you can't see anything at all, which will most likely cause wrecks. I'm all for realism but I've never been completely blinded in a racing game before, usually you can still barely see a marker or two. Soo...I'm not sure if it's because it's a mod track or highest graphics settings, but anyone who doesn't want to get caught out can adjust their settings, not sure which one, either glare quality or crepuscular rays. Turn them off if you don't want to be in or cause a major wreck.
The game time will go from 8 am to 6 pm, so the sun will certainly change, yes, as in real life. The practicesession will probably get stuck on 6 pm for a while, but the race won't.
All good. Only making the suggestion so people don't get to within 15min of the end of the race and then wreck. To finish a 2hr race will be very rewarding, but to wipe out after 1.5hrs will be disappointing.
 Changing those settings still gives you sun glare just not to the point where you can't see anything at all.

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Blacklisted, can't connect
The race server is a different server, so you'll be alright there. I'll look into the practice server after I set it up for next week.
No worries. One thing I've noticed is that late in the practice session as the sun goes down it becomes blinding in a couple of spots. With all graphics settings at maximum it is completely blinding and you can't see anything at all, which will most likely cause wrecks. I'm all for realism but I've never been completely blinded in a racing game before, usually you can still barely see a marker or two. Soo...I'm not sure if it's because it's a mod track or highest graphics settings, but anyone who doesn't want to get caught out can adjust their settings, not sure which one, either glare quality or crepuscular rays. Turn them off if you don't want to be in or cause a major wreck.

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Apps / Re: content manager
« on: October 09, 2017, 09:29:40 PM »
and after all that i still can't use the setup market in content manager lol

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Blacklisted, can't connect

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Hey Bueller, sorry I think that was me. I don't know what I pressed but I was looking at your lap times and a "vote to kick" thing popped up.

Again sorry, hope you can get back on soon!
was thinking maybe grat was just about to beat his time lol  :P  (joking)

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