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Oct 10 - "Rolex 24" enduro at Daytona

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Re: Oct 10 - "Rolex 24" enduro at Daytona
« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2017, 10:24:50 AM »
Finally got my pc back together but did not have the chance to work out any pit strategy stuff.

I got rear aero damage on the first lap and at about the 30 minute mark drifted wide into the wall at the sharp left hander and the end of the in-field section and ended up with front aero, engine and suspension damage. And a badly cracked windscreen.

I have no idea how to change pit strategy on the fly so at the halfway mark I just pitted and filled the tank and put on a new set of softs, and went back out with a cracked windscreen, front and rear aero damage, a damaged engine, damaged suspension and about enough fuel to circumnavigate the planet . Needless to say it was a long night for me, but I am pleased that I and my pc was there at the finished.

My next task is to figure out how this pit stop stuff works. lol.

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Re: Oct 10 - "Rolex 24" enduro at Daytona
« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2017, 10:41:57 AM »
You can use the dpad on your wheel or arrow keys while on track to bring up the pit app, and also to change values.
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Re: Oct 10 - "Rolex 24" enduro at Daytona
« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2017, 02:24:47 PM »
Thanks for that Wally. I only have a G25 so no Dpad. I'll just find the keyboard shortcut and I should be good to go.

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Re: Oct 10 - "Rolex 24" enduro at Daytona
« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2017, 02:44:15 PM »
Thanks for that Wally. I only have a G25 so no Dpad. I'll just find the keyboard shortcut and I should be good to go.
The keyboard shortcut is the arrow keys. ;)

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Re: Oct 10 - "Rolex 24" enduro at Daytona
« Reply #64 on: October 11, 2017, 11:12:31 PM »
I have 3 words for my race.
DISASTER!
DISASTER!!
DISASTER!!!                       

Disaster 1
Brushed the wall on the straight and the engine blew. I couldn't believe this one. I would have expected a little bit of side damage.
Escaped to pits - 289 sec controls locked                       

Disaster 2
Due to disaster 1 needed to change pit plan. Pit app appeared far right of right screen. I had previously placed it on middle screen where I could see it properly.
Trying to set new plan I took eyes off road too long missed brake point hit wall. Engine blew.
Escaped to pits - 258 secs controls locked.

Disaster 3
7 minutes left in race.
The bumpy track shook the rig so much that one of my "table tops" (the one holding up my button box) tilted itself down. Button box fell on keyboard. Hit wall. Engine blew.

Gave up.

In between I had some good times. I actually like the longer races but this one just wasn't to be.
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Re: Oct 10 - "Rolex 24" enduro at Daytona
« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2017, 08:04:44 AM »
Sorry Russ, I just had to laugh. The button box falling was the final straw.


With the pit app position, it's in a folder location (stupidly) where it gets overwritten when there's a game update or you verify your files in Steam, so you can lose your settings at that time.
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Re: Oct 10 - "Rolex 24" enduro at Daytona
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2017, 08:10:00 AM »
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Re: Oct 10 - "Rolex 24" enduro at Daytona
« Reply #67 on: October 12, 2017, 05:29:10 PM »
Sorry Russ, I just had to laugh. The button box falling was the final straw.


With the pit app position, it's in a folder location (stupidly) where it gets overwritten when there's a game update or you verify your files in Steam, so you can lose your settings at that time.

Hwy Wally,
Glad it brightened your day. I was fuming at the time, but I'm over it now :D

As soon as the pit app appeared waaay over there I knew what had happened but it put me off ....
The button box used to be bolted to the wheel hub but the connecting arms snapped off some time ago. The Obutto seat has these "table tops" on each side and they swivel back and forth as well as being able to tilt for placing paperwork or something on them. So I have just had the button box sitting on the right hand table top but this is the first time the vibration has tilted it over. Time to get the allen keys out and do some tightening  ::)

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Re: Oct 10 - "Rolex 24" enduro at Daytona
« Reply #68 on: October 12, 2017, 08:02:17 PM »
Hey, you have the same rig as me :)

The only thing I have different compared to that picture is that I've swapped the shifter and keyboard swivel thingy to the opposite sides

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Re: Oct 10 - "Rolex 24" enduro at Daytona
« Reply #69 on: October 12, 2017, 10:48:09 PM »
Hey, you have the same rig as me :)

The only thing I have different compared to that picture is that I've swapped the shifter and keyboard swivel thingy to the opposite sides

Hey Shayne,
Good to see that you selected such a good rig. I chose the Obutto because I also use it as a workstation to work from home. Just remove the wheel rim from the hub and it's perfect. I need lots of screen real estate for work.

That wasn't an actual photo of my rig. I just grabbed it off the web due to lack of time. My keyboard is on the other side too and I don't currently have a shifter.
Now that I have a bit more time, here is a real picture ... complete with button box just resting on the table top.


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