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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:59:34 AM »
You might want to read this topic on ARSE as well, if you're interested

http://arseforums.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=21605&p=451990&hilit=lenovo#p451990

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News / Re: HAPPY 20 Years
« on: October 01, 2018, 09:02:48 AM »
Hey, CJ, nice to see you turning up, too!  Long time no see.   How's life treating you nowadays? (ysu here)

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News / Re: HAPPY 20 Years
« on: September 28, 2018, 12:41:56 PM »
Greeting all, been awhile. Interesting OP good read and very happy Joint Operations got a mention because i was just about to create a new topic for my new JO TS v2 remix album. As of about 30mins ago, track one music video, from "Path Finder" was uploaded and is currently sitting locked in my video manager department for time stamp purposes.

Serious question, just looking around now for online cloud storage - file sharing sites.
I need to upload the raw mpeg2 files. Track one is 262mb. What do you fellas recommend?

Tanks in advance,
rulie (rule.303)



If you're willing to pay a bit, S3 is one of the cheapest and best-performing alternatives, but it also depends on what do you want to do with it.

If you need it for yourself, fast, safe & secure - S3.
If you want to share it - Dropbox maybe good (free up to a few gigs, starts off with 1GB irrc and you can get more free stuff by doing a few extra stuff)

But there are Microsoft & Google alternatives, also with free storage.  Take your pick.

I do not recommend the "free online file sharing" services, their speed & reliability are not the best, usually. 


If you want to share a video for streaming online play, then encode it, and use youtube would be my advice, there's no better service for that.

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Fanatec pedal
« on: September 27, 2018, 01:50:41 PM »
Did you turn it off and on again?

Funnily enough I did that on the previous occasion...Not just because I work in IT, but I've also watched the IT crowd!
(and previously the wheel worked, the pedals just wouldn't - that kind of pointed towards them being faulty)

This time though, I've just plugged it all together, and voila... You gotta love IT.

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Fanatec pedal
« on: September 26, 2018, 07:16:42 PM »
Ok, well, embarrassing as it is, it was a false alarm.   The pedals are working this time.   

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Fanatec pedal
« on: September 26, 2018, 11:01:17 AM »
Sorry guys, work has overtaken everything right now - I'll check what exactly happens, good tip Wally, thanks!

It's win7, and so far the symptom was that the pedals did not work in AC :)

Keith, thanks, very generous, I might buy it off you - since it's a working pedal, I feel that's the correct way about it .


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Assetto Corsa Competizione / Re: ACC News
« on: September 24, 2018, 04:46:54 PM »
I guess you cant do a steam refund if one was to purchase gmg ?
buy it on steam, try it, and if you like it refund it and buy on gmg...fuckssake is that too hard? :D

(on a sidenote; this is why I don't bother with these sites, usually)

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Hardware & Reviews / Fanatec pedal
« on: September 24, 2018, 10:38:17 AM »
Hey guys,  I wanted to pick up my wheel a bit a while ago and found my pedals not working. 

Fanatec CSR (advanced german engineering - and chinese porduction...)

I'm wondering if you guys have any insight how could it be fixed - or if.  I'm not keen on buying another fanatec anything,  but the wheel is still working.   Kind of a funny situ.

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Mod Tracks / Re: Targa Florio
« on: September 24, 2018, 10:34:40 AM »
Sounds intersting...btw, sorry, just fixed the title "floria=>florio" hope you don't mind :)

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: RTX 2080 review
« on: September 22, 2018, 01:07:00 PM »
I think the issue is that there is virtually nothing that has been optimised for these news cards from the ground up.  Personally, I don't care too much for ray tracing.  I want to see pure grunt that will propel me through AC at 90 FPS using 180 degree 8K VR.

Well, one o/c 1080Ti (eg mine is a Zotac Amp extreme) can do very well on one 4k screen, but 8k ... you probably need 2x something beefy in any case, maybe even 3x since performance does not scale linear with multiple cards.
But it might just be possible that some sort of o/c 2080 founders could get you there. 

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: RTX 2080 review
« on: September 21, 2018, 09:09:11 AM »
Here are all the reviews you can gorge on:
https://www.overclockers.com.au/news.php?id=1252557

Especially if you're like me and prefer reading at your own pace, rather than listening to the slomo review :)

What I find great is the ray-tracing performance. Check this out for a jaw to the floor:
( from the article: https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_rtx_2080_founders_review,15.html )



This demo was real-time presented & recorded here (in 4k).   And previously it was rendered - quote from the article - "to achieve film quality at 1080p on 4 Tesla V100s, each with 16 GB of framebuffer"

But otherwise you can safely wait another generation IMO.

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Assetto Corsa Competizione / Re: ACC league discussion
« on: September 20, 2018, 10:33:30 AM »
Geoff Crammonds GP3, GP4, NASCAR2003 (now iRacing), rFactor, nKPro, AC, that's my "league racing" history.
Throw in GPL, LFS, ARCA, nK Namie, F1 2015, pCars, rFactor2, ACC as other sims I've owned. 8)

When you write it down, I should really get a life...... :-[ :P

What, isn't *this* your life?  You got one, and one you like, no?  Quit complaining you big baby!

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Assetto Corsa Competizione / Re: ACC league discussion
« on: September 20, 2018, 09:23:23 AM »
Speak for yourself.
For about a year I kept going back to nKP for my wet weather fix. 8)

Yeah, I could have kept driving nKPRO too

You guys are so old school  8) AC was the current sim when I started sim racing so it's pretty much all I've ever played.
That's not old skool not nearly.   Some of us started with LFS & GTL, 10+ years ago, and that's just online.   Hell, look at Indianapolis500 for a really old skool sim. 

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Assetto Corsa / Re: VR - exciting times ahead...
« on: September 19, 2018, 12:22:39 PM »
From the pictures in the article it looks like they've got serious distortion issues on that triple setup.   Can that be dialled out I wonder...? 

Any time I take pictures like that of my setup it looks like things don't line up or are distorted. It's because all the settings pumped into the AC triples app is based on my seating position so when I'm sat in my rig it looks perfect  8)

Ah ok.  In the past when I used triples, it was a real problem for me.  I haven't ever managed to get it right.

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Assetto Corsa / Re: VR - exciting times ahead...
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:08:48 AM »
That is a not bad price either,  never really seen a curved one up close and wonder how 3 would be together

Edit

looked up some pic and looks awesome
Review of Triple 35inch curved monitors.
https://www.isrtv.com/reviews/benq-xr3501-curved-ultra-wide-triple-gaming-monitor-review/

From the pictures in the article it looks like they've got serious distortion issues on that triple setup.   Can that be dialled out I wonder...? 
That bad perspectivic distortion was always one of my main gripes with this setup, btw.   The other is the bezels.  :)

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