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Title: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 23, 2014, 09:59:15 PM
Track: Silverstone International

Cars: Ferrari F458 Italia, McLaren MP4-12C

Practice 7:30pm - 8:00pm Eastern
Qualifying 8:00pm - 8:15pm
Race 1 (12 laps)
-- Restart server --
Qualifying 2 (15 mins)
Race 2 (12 laps)

You have to swap cars between races. I will be assigning initial cars to balance car numbers.

Reply to sign up. There are 24 pits.
If you haven't given me your GUID yet, PM it to me. You can find your GUID in My documents/assetto corsa/cfg/race.ini.

We'll be testing the free, micro (low spec) server. It survived pretty well tonight (Friday) with about 16 people on it.

1. Wally, Ferrari
2. Ysu, McLaren
3. Rolz, Ferrari
4. 9, McLaren
5. Rob, Ferrari
6. Glen, McLaren (why not!)
7. Gratulin, Ferrari
8. Guybrush , McLaren
9. Bacchulum, Ferrari
10. Flattop, McLaren
11. Marty, Ferrari
12. rooshooter, McLaren
13. gwyar, Ferrari
14. Cramjet, McLaren
15. Vipergod, Ferrari
16. Speedfreak, McLaren
17. Freezer, Ferrari
18. ShamefulManny, McLaren
19. BJ, Ferrari
20. Imperious, McLaren
21. Manav09, Ferrari
22. Jestronix, McLaren
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Rolz on May 23, 2014, 10:42:28 PM
Rolz - MP4-12C GT3 / Formula Abarth / BMW M3 E30 Group A (I'm easy in whatever car really) Silverstone track is one I'm not really familiar with yet :)
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Simone on May 23, 2014, 10:47:03 PM
Simone-Ferrari
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bacchulum on May 23, 2014, 10:57:17 PM
I'll give a Dancing Donkey a go first. :P
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Glen73 on May 23, 2014, 11:13:25 PM
Im in, dunno which car though.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Gratulin on May 23, 2014, 11:47:05 PM
McLaren first please. Will have new PC by then - 3x monitors ordered :)
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Guybrush Threepwood on May 23, 2014, 11:54:59 PM
McLaren please.  Do we swap cars between races or is it same car for both?

Actually better make mine the Ferrari, for some reason my mind was set on the MP4/12C GT3

Thanks.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bird on May 24, 2014, 08:50:04 AM
McLaren please.  Do we swap cars between races or is it same car for both?

Actually better make mine the Ferrari, for some reason my mind was set on the MP4/12C GT3

Thanks.
As in the opening post, you have to swap cars. :)
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bruce on May 24, 2014, 09:30:35 AM
I like the title, please put me in for a McLaren to start with.
Really pleasing to see new people coming on with g8 sim.
Welcome
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: marty on May 24, 2014, 09:31:56 AM
I will be in for this and take whichever car there is less of first to help balance the field seeing we will drive them both anyway.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 24, 2014, 09:42:26 AM
I will be in for this and take whichever car there is less of first to help balance the field seeing we will drive them both anyway.
Good idea, I'm just going to assign alternating cars in the order that people sign up.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: rooshooter on May 24, 2014, 09:51:25 AM
 I would like a Ferrari in bright red.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 24, 2014, 10:55:03 AM
I would like a Ferrari in bright red.
You can have a Ferrari in race 2 (I'm balancing the cars).
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: gawaterman on May 24, 2014, 11:00:08 AM
Put me in, can make this one.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bird on May 24, 2014, 12:35:53 PM
I would like a Ferrari in bright red.
You can have a Ferrari in race 2 (I'm balancing the cars).
And only in yellow, all the red ones are taken! :D
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: marty on May 24, 2014, 01:11:08 PM
I would like a Ferrari in bright red.
You can have a Ferrari in race 2 (I'm balancing the cars).
And only in yellow, all the red ones are taken! :D

Then can I have one unpainted that must be a few kilos worth of paint on them.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Guybrush Threepwood on May 24, 2014, 01:34:24 PM
McLaren please.  Do we swap cars between races or is it same car for both?

Actually better make mine the Ferrari, for some reason my mind was set on the MP4/12C GT3

Thanks.

As in the opening post, you have to swap cars. :)

Oops, must have missed that in my excrement of the moment.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: cramjet on May 24, 2014, 04:57:24 PM
A race between assignment submission and exams...maybe I can hang around for more than the first race this time. Im in!
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Vipergod on May 24, 2014, 06:36:56 PM
I will give it a go, BUT, if it runs late,  i will have to leave, if thats ok
Mclaren first please
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: SpeedFreak on May 24, 2014, 07:18:52 PM
Put me down for the pony car 1st

I may have 2 - 3 new drivers as well will get the Guid number  sent to wally asap
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bruce on May 24, 2014, 08:30:43 PM
Put me down for the pony car 1st

I may have 2 - 3 new drivers as well will get the Guid number  sent to wally asap
Nice work Jeff,  were you online with the potentional new members? I was trying to find you for some time as Steam friends list said you were on, but gave up...
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bacchulum on May 24, 2014, 08:38:44 PM
McLaren please.  Do we swap cars between races or is it same car for both?

Actually better make mine the Ferrari, for some reason my mind was set on the MP4/12C GT3

Thanks.

As in the opening post, you have to swap cars. :)

Oops, must have missed that in my excrement of the moment.  Thanks.
Leakage never helps....
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Dave O on May 24, 2014, 09:56:49 PM
Will be away next week and part of the following week, so can't make this one Wally.
Have fun  :)  Cheers DaveO.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: SpeedFreak on May 24, 2014, 10:42:09 PM
Put me down for the pony car 1st

I may have 2 - 3 new drivers as well will get the Guid number  sent to wally asap
Nice work Jeff,  were you online with the potentional new members? I was trying to find you for some time as Steam friends list said you were on, but gave up...
Yer mate they had a sever setup in ADL was just cutting some laps in the BMW  M3 E30  wicked little car that one ...at the track we were on Thursday night

Have to apologize for my departure on Thursday night bloody power went out for 40 mins ...so no power no nothing   
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Freezer on May 25, 2014, 07:25:17 PM
Mclaren for me thanks..
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 25, 2014, 07:58:03 PM
Mclaren for me thanks..
I'm assigning alternating cars to people to balance the numbers. You'll have a McLaren in race 2.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: rob on May 25, 2014, 08:53:51 PM
Put me down for either Wally, I'll try and practice both, so it doesn't matter which is first.

rob
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: marty on May 25, 2014, 11:07:01 PM
I did run a few laps to give these a go, very similar laptimes but quite differently achieved so racing should be interesting. Ferrari much better mid corner Mclaren more speed and a real handful to get traction but my laps with minor adjustments were nearly identical. I think the tyres last a little better in the Mclaren suprisingly even though I was pretty much drifting that around the lap. Lost more time in the Ferrari over a few laps.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Freezer on May 26, 2014, 08:22:43 AM
Mclaren for me thanks..
I'm assigning alternating cars to people to balance the numbers. You'll have a McLaren in race 2.
No worries....
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: ShamefulManny on May 27, 2014, 04:01:25 PM
Wouldn't mind joining you fellows for a run if there is still room.  :P
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 27, 2014, 04:31:01 PM
Wouldn't mind joining you fellows for a run if there is still room.  :P

Hi and welcome! Yes, there's still room. I've gotyour  GUID thanks. See you Thursday.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: BJSRacer on May 27, 2014, 09:33:43 PM
I'm in, start me in any car Wally  :)
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: imperious on May 27, 2014, 11:06:49 PM
I'm in thanks Wally.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Manav09 on May 28, 2014, 12:05:59 AM
Any car will do for me!
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 28, 2014, 08:04:34 AM
Any car will do for me!

Welcome - you're in :)
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Glen73 on May 28, 2014, 08:05:45 AM
WOW WEE are we going to see a return of div A and div B..... ;D :D :)
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 28, 2014, 09:46:32 AM
Maybe! But a few fun races and commitment to a league are two different things.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: SpeedFreak on May 28, 2014, 10:36:10 AM
Hey Wally can u save me the last to spots im getting 2 mates GUID no today and will pm it to you......  if possible
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 28, 2014, 11:14:51 AM
Hey Wally can u save me the last to spots im getting 2 mates GUID no today and will pm it to you......  if possible

Yep, no worries. I think we're going to have to have the bigger server ready... which is a good problem to have.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Simone on May 29, 2014, 08:57:15 AM
Guys, I cant race tonight,it looks like I will be back home only around 9 PM ......bugger!!!!
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 29, 2014, 10:12:04 AM
Guys, I cant race tonight,it looks like I will be back home only around 9 PM ......bugger!!!!
Bad luck 9metal. Some guys might hang around for an impromptu race 3 - the server will still be up.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Guybrush Threepwood on May 29, 2014, 05:36:59 PM
Just to clarify, and sorry if it's been mentioned, but are the two races back-to-back, with the grid line-up for the second the finishing order of the first?

Or is there a practice/qualifying session before each race?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 29, 2014, 05:42:37 PM
Just to clarify, and sorry if it's been mentioned, but are the two races back-to-back, with the grid line-up for the second the finishing order of the first?

Or is there a practice/qualifying session before each race?

Thanks.


There's a 15 min qual before race 2, in the "other" car. I'll update the first post.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: SpeedFreak on May 29, 2014, 06:29:09 PM
I may be a little late stuck at work waiting for Delayed flight to arrive ...wont get out of here until after 7pm SA time so may miss race 1  >:(
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 29, 2014, 06:41:51 PM
I may be a little late stuck at work waiting for Delayed flight to arrive ...wont get out of here until after 7pm SA time so may miss race 1  >:(

I've got you on both grids, so join when you can.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Rolz on May 29, 2014, 08:34:09 PM
sorry I was late! thanks! nice race :)
gotta get TS up and going!
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 29, 2014, 09:40:43 PM
sorry I was late! thanks! nice race :)
gotta get TS up and going!
Yeah, it would have been quiet without TS :)
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bird on May 29, 2014, 09:41:51 PM
Bugger, just checked the replay; only 10.5 laps got recorded.   Heh, exactly the parts I wanted to see (the first 2 or so laps) aren't there :)
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 29, 2014, 09:53:56 PM
Race results:

Race 1
1) Guybrush Threepwood BEST: 1:11:541 TOTAL: 14:28:786 Laps:12 SesID:16
2) ShamefulManny BEST: 1:11:982 TOTAL: 14:37:149 Laps:12 SesID:17
3) Marty BEST: 1:12:306 TOTAL: 14:40:191 Laps:12 SesID:12
4) Freezer BEST: 1:13:005 TOTAL: 14:58:530 Laps:12 SesID:7
5) Wally BEST: 1:13:242 TOTAL: 14:59:285 Laps:12 SesID:4
6) GWYAR BEST: 1:13:643 TOTAL: 15:00:428 Laps:12 SesID:2
7) Ysu BEST: 1:12:230 TOTAL: 15:06:907 Laps:12 SesID:1
8) Glen73 BEST: 1:13:511 TOTAL: 15:12:368 Laps:12 SesID:8
9) Jestronix BEST: 1:13:324 TOTAL: 15:27:923 Laps:12 SesID:21
10) Vipergod BEST: 1:14:386 TOTAL: 15:28:277 Laps:12 SesID:6
11) rooshooter BEST: 1:14:643 TOTAL: 15:29:835 Laps:12 SesID:14
12) Rob BEST: 1:13:614 TOTAL: 15:30:135 Laps:12 SesID:9
13) Rolz BEST: 1:16:270 TOTAL: 16:03:061 Laps:12 SesID:15
14) Flattop BEST: 1:14:440 TOTAL: 14:39:626 Laps:11 SesID:5
15) Gratulin BEST: 1:14:571 TOTAL: 15:57:453 Laps:11 SesID:10
16) SpeedFreak BEST: 1:14:518 TOTAL: 12:21:492 Laps:9 SesID:13

Race 2
1) Guybrush Threepwood BEST: 1:11:697 TOTAL: 14:38:203 Laps:12 SesID:16
2) Marty BEST: 1:11:951 TOTAL: 14:39:345 Laps:12 SesID:12
3) Freezer BEST: 1:12:564 TOTAL: 14:43:738 Laps:12 SesID:7
4) ShamefulManny BEST: 1:12:450 TOTAL: 14:43:941 Laps:12 SesID:17
5) Ysu BEST: 1:12:996 TOTAL: 15:10:138 Laps:12 SesID:1
6) Rob BEST: 1:12:893 TOTAL: 15:11:965 Laps:12 SesID:9
7) Wally BEST: 1:12:651 TOTAL: 15:12:774 Laps:12 SesID:4
8) GWYAR BEST: 1:13:725 TOTAL: 15:18:639 Laps:12 SesID:2
9) Jestronix BEST: 1:14:129 TOTAL: 15:23:243 Laps:12 SesID:21
10) Flattop BEST: 1:14:521 TOTAL: 15:37:313 Laps:12 SesID:5
11) Glen73 BEST: 1:13:867 TOTAL: 15:37:512 Laps:12 SesID:8
12) Gratulin BEST: 1:14:527 TOTAL: 15:44:425 Laps:12 SesID:10
13) Vipergod BEST: 1:13:863 TOTAL: 15:49:332 Laps:12 SesID:6
14) rooshooter BEST: 1:16:931 TOTAL: 16:00:491 Laps:12 SesID:14
15) Imperious BEST: 1:16:413 TOTAL: 15:30:990 Laps:11 SesID:19
16) SpeedFreak BEST: 1:13:049 TOTAL: 15:38:129 Laps:11 SesID:13

Abarth 500 Race
1) Ysu BEST: 1:24:252 TOTAL: 7:12:437 Laps:5 SesID:1
2) Marty BEST: 1:23:797 TOTAL: 7:12:798 Laps:5 SesID:12
3) ShamefulManny BEST: 1:23:857 TOTAL: 7:13:207 Laps:5 SesID:17
4) Guybrush Threepwood BEST: 1:24:528 TOTAL: 7:14:299 Laps:5 SesID:16
5) cramjet BEST: 1:24:677 TOTAL: 7:16:132 Laps:5 SesID:11
6) Imperious BEST: 1:25:007 TOTAL: 7:19:792 Laps:5 SesID:19
7) Wally BEST: 1:24:501 TOTAL: 7:23:012 Laps:5 SesID:4
8) SpeedFreak BEST: 1:24:854 TOTAL: 7:24:051 Laps:5 SesID:13
9) GWYAR BEST: 1:26:195 TOTAL: 7:28:054 Laps:5 SesID:2
10) Rob BEST: 1:24:250 TOTAL: 7:28:594 Laps:5 SesID:9
11) BJSRacer BEST: 1:24:305 TOTAL: 7:31:255 Laps:5 SesID:18
12) Gratulin BEST: 1:25:986 TOTAL: 7:34:447 Laps:5 SesID:10
13) 9Metal BEST: 1:26:030 TOTAL: 7:34:715 Laps:5 SesID:0
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Guybrush Threepwood on May 30, 2014, 07:21:37 AM
Thanks for setting this up Wally. Had a great time with you lot and some good racing.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Freezer on May 30, 2014, 08:47:01 AM
Apologies to Ysu for the tap in Race 1.  Race 2 was very tight with ShamefulManny chasing me for the whole race. Tyres were pretty slippery towards the end but I managed to just hang on for 3rd.
I did find the McLaren nicer than the Fezz only in that it had better brake balance so you could brake harder.
Is it just me or do all of the cars we have run so far suffer excessove understeer?  Seems as soon as you touch the accelerator it wants to push wide, something I dont imagine a real 458 or Mclaren would do (or Xbow for that matter).
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bird on May 30, 2014, 09:14:50 AM
It's all right, we're here for fun.  I've disabled a competitor, too, I think BJ was on the receiving end of my bumper once when he was very slow onto the back straight :D

WRT the handling: street cars might just be like that - not that I've driven any such high powered cars on the track :)
Having said that, the mclaren did not feel too bad in this regard.


We've been discussing it last time, too, that you really need to tuck these into the corners, otherwise you're done for; if you overshoot, you won't be able to get on the throttle in time.   
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bruce on May 30, 2014, 09:27:33 AM
A good night Wally, A/C is making cars that I had little interest in previously, fun to race.
The simple race results shows I have some consistency at least, even though I may be tacking a longer track than most  ::)
Small probs on my part, the 'freeze' occurring early on when a 'new car' was close to me, may have been a HDD i/o issue.  My HDD needs cleaning and has been displaying 'slower' load up.  I hope it isn't an omen!
Not sure what was happening to Jeff's 'presence' early on, I hadn't noticed your car was close, no answer there.

I remember someone saying in practice, "There will be no overtaking here..." but I did overtake Glen73 on the line, last lap, race 2  ;D
Enjoying it so much, I might save up for a grunty monitor and card! (And maybe wheel, and .... )
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bird on May 30, 2014, 09:32:11 AM
Get an SSD, Bruce.   It's very affordable now. (~50c/GB)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BQ8RHJ2
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Dick Forrest on May 30, 2014, 09:40:54 AM
A good night Wally, A/C is making cars that I had little interest in previously, fun to race.
The simple race results shows I have some consistency at least, even though I may be tacking a longer track than most  ::)
Small probs on my part, the 'freeze' occurring early on when a 'new car' was close to me, may have been a HDD i/o issue.  My HDD needs cleaning and has been displaying 'slower' load up.  I hope it isn't an omen!
Not sure what was happening to Jeff's 'presence' early on, I hadn't noticed your car was close, no answer there.

I remember someone saying in practice, "There will be no overtaking here..." but I did overtake Glen73 on the line, last lap, race 2  ;D
Enjoying it so much, I might save up for a grunty monitor and card! (And maybe wheel, and .... )

Get a SSD 1st! You will be very happy.
My computer was a slow mushy piece of crap a few weeks ago. Then I spent $99 on a 120gig SSD. It's like a new computer.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bruce on May 30, 2014, 10:36:52 AM
Thanks for the info Dick, what brand and model please? There is a plethora of SSD in my search! 
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 30, 2014, 11:22:31 AM
I got a Samsung 840 evo (I think). It was definitely a Samsung.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bird on May 30, 2014, 01:08:49 PM
Thanks for the info Dick, what brand and model please? There is a plethora of SSD in my search! 

I've even given you a link - you can change the size there. :)
Get either one of Intel, Samsung, or Crucial (the one in the link),  steer way clear of ocz, there are serious reliability issues around that one.  These three are definitely good.

The price/performance ratio sweet spot it seems is the one I've linked in for you.  Plus it's a good size so you don't need to keep a data drive for normal usage.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bruce on May 30, 2014, 01:30:46 PM
Get an SSD, Bruce.   It's very affordable now. (~50c/GB)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BQ8RHJ2
Thanks Istvan, sorry I missed the link skim reading...
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bacchulum on May 30, 2014, 01:44:33 PM
Shame I couldn't stick around but the audio was excrutiating.
Now I have a week to sort it out or..... I dunno. :-\
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 30, 2014, 02:08:38 PM
Shame I couldn't stick around but the audio was excrutiating.
Now I have a week to sort it out or..... I dunno. :-\
I think the contingency plan has to be to get some cheap headphones. Not ideal, I know, but it's unplayable otherwise.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bruce on May 30, 2014, 02:22:18 PM
I noticed its "Kool" to finish 8th!  8) ::)
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Guybrush Threepwood on May 30, 2014, 03:11:48 PM
I didn't notice any issues with the audio?

To the earlier post, I'd also recommend an SSD as your first upgrade.  I've used Samsung 830 and 840 in a couple of computers and they have very fast read times (what you want for gaming) without any issues.  Samsung is also one of the few product suppliers that make the whole thing themselves which gives me a bit more confidence, and they aren't overly expensive like Intel.  Well, not when I last checked anyway.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: marty on May 30, 2014, 03:33:13 PM
Was some good racing again, those cars were quite a handfull there.

Race 1 those Mclarens were just too quick for me in the ferrari until they got held up by backmarkers on the last 2 laps, so maybe some headlight flashing from leaders will be needed until blue flags are implemented. Still have no idea how me and Shamefull Manny didnt crash into the 3rd turn as I didnt see him at all and he got me on the outside while I took a pretty regular line. All I saw was a big white mclaren about 1cm away from me an no contact.

Race 2 I was pretty much drifting around in the Mclaren fighting to keep it as straight as possible but had a great battle with Guybrush all race in race driving quite well for 11,9 laps until I brain berped into the last chicane and gave up the lead I battled all race for  ;) I watched the replay and found it quite funny how there were even gaps throughout at one point with a pair of red and white cars battling all the way through. I may need to upload a video of this race as our battle was quite fun. In Qualy I realized passing wasnt going to be easy and most likely end in tears if the guy ahead doesnt make an error. Was interesting with the 2 cars strengths and weaknesses as I would gain in some spots but lose in others.

The Mclaren had the torque and extra HP coming out of the corner but the 458 had more traction mid corner and exit. Under brakes I had the ferrari covered in most parts too so it was a strange combination. A couple times when I had the lead we went side by side through the first few turns and Guy had the inside into 3 getting the initial jump on me with better traction but then the Mclaren would pull a few car lengths ahead.

Thats the one thing I really like about AC is that cars that can run a very similar pace even though Mclaren was about .5 quicker here on a good lap they did it quite differently.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Glen73 on May 30, 2014, 03:53:14 PM
Shame I couldn't stick around but the audio was excrutiating.
Now I have a week to sort it out or..... I dunno. :-\

I haven't had an issue using USB into DAC.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Guybrush Threepwood on May 30, 2014, 05:32:19 PM
Was some good racing again, those cars were quite a handfull there.

I may need to upload a video of this race as our battle was quite fun.

How do you save a replay of MP races?  I'd love to see a vid if you have one Marty?

It's funny.  With both these cars I always thought I was quicker in the Ferrari - my PB's are 1.11.2xx in both cars, but then because I got used to driving the McLaren, stepping back into the Ferrari was like learning to drive again!  For some reason I just couldn't get the braking right.  Very, very different cars with almost identical lap times.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 30, 2014, 06:10:44 PM
Was some good racing again, those cars were quite a handfull there.

I may need to upload a video of this race as our battle was quite fun.

How do you save a replay of MP races?  I'd love to see a vid if you have one Marty?

It's funny.  With both these cars I always thought I was quicker in the Ferrari - my PB's are 1.11.2xx in both cars, but then because I got used to driving the McLaren, stepping back into the Ferrari was like learning to drive again!  For some reason I just couldn't get the braking right.  Very, very different cars with almost identical lap times.

Thanks.

Straight after a race, take a copy of Documents\Assetto Corsa\replay\cr, and call it whatever you like. Then restart AC and you'll see the new file in the replays. This cr file gets wiped as soon as you start another session, so copy it straight away.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bacchulum on May 30, 2014, 07:49:27 PM
Shame I couldn't stick around but the audio was excrutiating.
Now I have a week to sort it out or..... I dunno. :-\

I haven't had an issue using USB into DAC.
What's a DAC?

It may be a 5.1 surround issue (AC said they haven'y worked on that) but Logitech users are suffering.
It was my first issue as well after 4 online sessions.
Everything sounds like a machine-gun, so you can't tell the difference between engine or tyre.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Glen73 on May 30, 2014, 08:19:14 PM
DAC = digital to analogue converter. They are head phones amps as well, It's really cool and delivers a fantastic sound and it was free (came with the headset)  ;D

I have tried both with the same headset (you get this option with my headset) normal on board sound with analogue jacks and DAC, DAC I thought is better and far less complications. The DAC also keeps your voice at one level, Handy stuff!

Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bird on May 30, 2014, 11:51:50 PM
I had problems with the audio in the 2nd race, too.  You can't fault my computer, it's a late model, and the headphones are simply plugged into the sound card, so...  We had a thought that it might have been the server somehow, so we'll try a beefier one.  But it could be some setting somewhere...
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: marty on May 31, 2014, 04:10:41 PM
I didnt have sound issues those races but in earlier AC build when CPU was hitting the 95% warning I noticed sound get a little crackly. Maybe some peoples computers where struggling or even the server may have been so causing issues with certain setups. In the replay file mine is a little jerky and stuttery so maybe the server was just on the very edge of self destruction and we got away with it. Did quite well considering the field size and pings were pretty good from all that I saw with no warping issues.

I had a strange screen freeze at the end of the second qualy that had a big stutter then I lost all control of the wheel, may have been something on my end or a basic crash due to MP alpha code. I didnt get crashed out of the game and pressed ESC went back to pits and had no issues after that or before.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Wally on May 31, 2014, 04:14:37 PM
Next Thursday race is going to be on a more powerful server - more CPU grunt, better network - so we'll see how that goes. I think we should definitely notice an improvement over the little server.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: Bird on May 31, 2014, 11:40:30 PM
Marty, I honestly don't believe it was a cpu bottleneck for me running an i5-3570k, but I'll start Process Explorer up to watch it.
Title: Re: Thu May 29: Rich Boy's Toys at Silverstone International
Post by: marty on June 02, 2014, 09:49:27 PM
Maybe the server could be causing the bottleneck and somehow effecting some users, not sure how thats possible but if guys dont normally have this issue and it came up its just a possiblility. Will see if the bigger server gets rid of this issues especially if the guys that had sound issues havent had them in earlier MP sessions. In MP users CPU's really shouldnt be much more stressed then running a hotlap session and for me my FPS is much the same as being on track solo with any size field in MP. With AI there is a noticeable drop in fps and my GPU loads drop a bit at times as I am still cpu limited by in i7 2700 at 4.8ghz it seems at times with large ai fields.