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I reckon it works best with a mix of cars with different strengths, and minimal setup options.

Too much setup work is a problem (in every car/season tbh); it takes the fun out of it  for those who can't do setup too well, or lack the time to do it.

Racing general / Re: My very first sim
« on: January 17, 2019, 03:14:25 PM »
My first setup change ever  was to bend the little contacts underneath the Scalextric car up a bit to reduce friction against the track.
Similar here, but I've also put slightly bigger wheels on to gain a bit more top end :D

Racing general / Re: My very first sim
« on: January 16, 2019, 02:34:17 PM »
Pfffft. Screens  ::)
Oh yeah, I remember sitting in a carboard box, "racing" with my friends, does that count? :D

Racing general / Re: My very first sim
« on: January 16, 2019, 01:13:08 PM »
You would flick a marble up the side with a spring, like a pinball machine, and the first player to get all their cars to the bottom won.
cool :)

Yeah my first was Indianapolis500 on Amiga that got me hooked I think.  Decent driving model and awesome damage!
I think it had pit stops, even.  It was very comprehensive, very lifelike.

I mean I've played 'racing' games, including a very simple one on a programmable calculator of all things, but I do not class those as simulators.

I find even classing the C64 TD in that category, although it's getting there.  I believe there was some ZX Spectrum game similarly simplistic but first person racing - still, it did not stick with me.
Edit: oh yeah, this one, the "Checkquered Flag" : http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0000912

Having said all that, the real hook was LFS - online racing is so much more fun than lapping alone! 
Funny that LFS still had a better interface & community features then, than AC now. Huh.

Racing general / Re: My very first sim
« on: January 16, 2019, 09:59:45 AM »
Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's not a sim from where I sit. :)

How does it go, though? This game wasn't available in Europe .

eh, sorry guys, after a tough day I dozed off on the couch...hope you had a good one

It is good. My past experience with MSY wasn't on par.  They were pretty rubbish after sales.  Glad you had a good experience.

I'm gonna miss this one, I'm off to some well-earned holidays.  You guys enjoy it!


Btw, Wally, you can get free signed ssl certs in a few places, I think this is it https://letsencrypt.org/ or https://www.sslforfree.com/ ( I haven't used them )

If all else fails, there's el-cheapo (but fully functional) certificates to be had here, $12/yr: https://www.namecheap.com/security/ssl-certificates/
I am regularly using these guys, the certificates are industry standard just without any warranties - and most importantly w/o company checks, so it's easy-peasy to get one.

Simone, you bastard, you still haven't sent me strawberries, and you're pumping cash into Wally's coffer!

Hhahahahahahaa  just saw this as my internet fell down again i had to replace 15 mt of tel cable.......but ye Bird its a pleasure to give wally a little help!!  Bird please if you can stop over on my place i will give you some passion fruit !!!!!!! I am not growing starwbs anymore.
Anyway........Merry Christmas to everybody enjoy your family or whatever, really just ....enjoy!!!!


I love passionfruit but as it's a long day's drive to your place, with great regret, I'll have to decline the opportunity for now. :)

It's very nice of you - and everyone else - to help running the show a bit here, thanks guys!

Assetto Corsa / Re: Best wishes to Flattop
« on: December 20, 2018, 08:00:57 AM »
Rest In Peace, friend. 

Merry xmas, gents, and happy newyear!

My complete admiration goes to you, Wally, for being able to pedal this machine along this long, while putting up with everyone's crap...big kudos, mate!    8)

Shitty night for me, too.   
I could not find my qualify legs - as usual - but also that 98% grip was enough to throw me off big time, somehow.   I just could not get the car around corners fast without losing the rear.

The race started ok, seemed like we'll have an epic battle, but got in a tangle with Phil, had to take an early pit, making the race a two-stopper already.  Then another when I overtook AbleArcher's merc on the outside of T7 (the tight right hander) and he could not turn in entirely tight (or maybe I did not go wide enough) - although this second did not cause too much damage and I was able to drive on no probs.  Then I've overrevved the engine on a downshift pretty bad, opted to fix it (bad idea!!!) so I sat in the pits for about 5 minutes the second time.   

After the first one I still had a chance not to be dead last (slight, because of the fuel usage & subsequent pit time), but after the second; nothing.

Just one of those nights... :)

Tonight!!!.......My goal is.........to beat Bird.       
Beat your own bird you pervert!

Hm...yet another track where the short tail will be schooled on the straight, and no way to take the position back later.  Not complaining, just stating the facts ;)

I've managed a decent low 37 but I'm burning up the rears after a lap or two...:/   
The last bit was always a weak part for me on this layout, I reckon in the proper hands the shorty could do a 36 no probs.  I just can't get the last 3 corners done properly, especially the 3rd last, I keep losing grip there (as usual for me).
You're only 0.15 off of Kcender's C9 time!

Might be time to start adding ballast back to the Shorty!!

...and an extra manadatory pit stop to the c9 to even the pit times out :D

No, I reckon even as it is, it's a penalty that you have to try and get past on the twisties, not comfortably on the straight.  The pit stop & fuel usage is an added burden, still.

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