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Brad, I think you can still report any incident (mostly where you think you came out second best) to Wally, and he'll be the judge of it - but don't expect him to watch all races from everyone's perspective every time.

The contacts I think are due to most of us not used to mixed car racing too much.   Early on in GTL we had plenty of these, until everyone has learned how to cope with very different cars.

I think we are all a bit above that, these things become tedious and eventually collapse once formal protests and reviews are put in place.  The pack will take care of itself  8)


I personally don't like it to be self-managed; it's always better to have an impartial judge of such things, IMO.   But of course it's not mandatory to report anything.
Actually, Wally may no longer prefer this system anyway. :)

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Brad, I think you can still report any incident (mostly where you think you came out second best) to Wally, and he'll be the judge of it - but don't expect him to watch all races from everyone's perspective every time.

The contacts I think are due to most of us not used to mixed car racing too much.   Early on in GTL we had plenty of these, until everyone has learned how to cope with very different cars.

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And congratulations to Mael - the only driver who didn't rack up a damage fee  8)

Is that because he was nowhere near anyone else? At the back maybe?

Definitely not, I was chasing him a lot.
He's just a lucky bugger, huh? ;)

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Just one question, Wally, do I get the penalty money as consolation prize for R3 or the institution pockets it?  :)

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Well, it was good fun but I got a bit tired by the end.

I don't know who turned me around in the last race, but blaming me for it I feel is a bit rich; I was in the corner, I was ahead, I cannot see you; you need to take care. 
Anyway,  no big deal.

Hope you guys had good races, too, although there were a lot of accidents.

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News / Re: Gosford car museum
« on: March 13, 2019, 04:35:53 PM »
This place is like 5 mins from my house, so I'd always be planning on going but wasn't in a rush, but it recently got shut down due to a dispute with the ATO so I'll never get the chance... All their cars are being auctioned off next month.

Yeah I've heard the news, very disappointing.   
The stupid ATO can't have them operate under dealership concessions, because they are open as a museum as well.   
And now there'll be nothing for the ATO and nothing for us either.  Well done, dear beloved bureaucrats. 

Btw; go to the auction at least, they've got some very nice cars, still, I'm sure.

Really bad timing, too, I've got no money to spend for a few months after our last car purchase & the kitchen reno. :/


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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Thinking of a new monitor ?
« on: March 11, 2019, 10:07:53 AM »
Heheh.  I use a 43" Philips and it's pretty darn big.  Imagine 2x24" in portrait side-by-side, that's about it plus a bit more width I think.

But it really depends on you desktop space and viewing distance, too; I'm about an arm's length away from the screen (and a handspan more).

However...what I'm missing a bit, is the horizontal viewing angle in racing.   So you might want one of those ultra-wide ones; I've just got one for my better half; a 34" ASUS ROG Swift Curved PG348Q and it's brilliant.  The width is there - the height is lacking a bit.   The viewing angles are fantastic, 100Hz refresh, and it has this nvidia syncing tech too.   Something like this in a bigger size...I'd buy a new one for myself :) 

But I need the height for work, so I'll stick to my 43".

Oh, and it being 4k resolution, you really need to think about your video card as well. 
While AC isn't too demanding on paper, it's not very well written I think.  I use a Zotac AMP Extreme 1080Ti and it's not wasted power.


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Oops, I'm sorry for the no show, I've completely messed up the days.  They seem to blur together lately, a bit. :/

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: S26R4: Magione
« on: February 13, 2019, 07:44:12 PM »
Race 1 & 2 were great, although I shot myself in the foot by qualifying on the default setup.  Then in R3 I did the same again, and left the bloody default setup on.   Grrrr....I really hate that this game can't just reload your last setup!

It's incredible how much the simple TC1/2 settings change on the GT3RS.

And of course when I've tried to force the car to do more on tc1, it just snapped at me, went off...I was too tired to care to drive on at that point.   It was a fun 2 races, and that's about enough for me for one night, anyway :)

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The car dealer is partially about the close racing, partially about giving everyone a chance to lead here and there.  To "mix it up".   To be consistently at the back is very tyring, and there's usually quite a few people around who cannot put many hours into practice each week.   

The car dealer can give them a boost of fun.  ;)

Btw; talking about close racing; I don't think you can achieve that for everyone in any way in a small field (not with the same car that's for sure).  The difference in skill means there'll be groups.   
The car dealer mixes the field up.
Now, of course each track is different, one car maybe more advantageous at one track compared to the other.

But the cars need to be fairly close in performance; eg if you have an alien, who can lap 2-3s faster, they need a 2-3s/lap slower car to even it out.   So as you can see, the selection of cars would have to be dependent on the field of participants as well, to some extent.    (although if you have to buy the cars weekly, and not keep it, I think it balances things out pretty darn quickly, and to a good extent)

But it can work.     It has worked in GTL and we only had a handful of cars to play with  8)

I think the one thing to aim for is that the biggest difference in car performance should be just over the greatest laptime difference between Alien Joe and Turtle Harry.

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The one thing I noticed, as it personally effected me, is if you miss a round you get the same money as the winner.
Doesn't matter if you're winning, but kills you if you're down the back. :'(
I think that will be fixed by not letting so many people get rich over time. In the trial, people earned too much and got up the car list (and stayed there).

I still maintain the issue is that you keep your car :)

Missed rounds...well you definitely should not earn money for not turning up!

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Me personally, I like any car that gives good, close racing.

Something else we could do is take a bunch of GT3 cars and apply a bit of different restrictor to some of them to spread their performances and costs out a little. But that takes some work then to get the balance right.



I bet you that anything will take a season or two to sort out properly. :)

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I vote for street cars, they are usually more fun, closer racing :)

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: S26R4: Magione
« on: February 07, 2019, 09:25:07 AM »
It's a damn big jump from the gt3rs, so my guess is no.

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: S26R3: Monza
« on: February 06, 2019, 08:29:56 AM »
The first race was fun, even if I've fecked up every time I went past AB (apart from the original effup). 
The second was fun because I've got a pb and finally won a race.
The third was much like the second - I was half thinking of going from the back, but thought you guys may not appreciate me waving through the field...

I gotta say, it's still nicer to be alone at the front than at the back :D

Also: the GT3RS is a very nice & easy car to drive, all the spins were solely my fault.  In better hands, I'm pretty sure it could fly a few seconds faster.

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