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If the 14 cars were all completely different, eg, Lotus 79 v BMW e90 v F458 v GT3 v F1 v Formula 2, etc. then it would be good, but it sounds like many of them will be iterations of GT3 cars which will only be interesting for so long.
I just hope that if they plan on releasing different race series and tracks then you can combine them as one complete package.
I don't have a good feeling about ACC. I don't know why, just gut instinct.
I fear something that is targeted more at consoles and will not have the depth of physics that AC has. The fact they have chosen the Unreal engine indicates to me that graphics are their primary concern.
I'm definitely on the Pimax 8K bandwagon.
It actually renders at 1440p per eye and then upscales to 4K. So the horsepower isn't as much as it sounds - made even more confusing by basically lying about the resolution in it's name.
But, from the hands on I've read and watched it sounds like screen door effect is all but gone and the 200 degree FOV is real and amazing. Obviously there is a lot more detail in everything as well.
The issues at the moment sound like it's more to do with head tracking (done using Vive's) and comfort. Also some screen blur which is far more of a concern to me as it uses LCD, not OLED, and I believe blurring is inherent in LCD which makes me think that is one issue which might be harder to fix.
Either way, 4K VR is what I'm waiting for.
Not really relevant to the thread title, but has anyone seen the Samsung Odyssey VR headset?
It has higher resolution than the OR or Vive and "inside-out" tracking so you don't need to setup any cameras or lighthouse boxes, etc. Sounds like the next step up in VR, but I'm keen to know if it makes driving sims much better as far as the detail you are able to see on track.
Also, from what I have read, all the other Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets are fairly substandard compared to the Odyssey, OR or Vive so I wouldn't use the Lenovo one as a benchmark for VR Grat.
Some bright spark on the AC forums listed AC publisher 505Games' web sites here: http://www.viewdns.info/reversewhois/?q=505games
I'm not the brightest spark in the shed... how do they figure there being a sequel from that website?
« on: January 29, 2018, 09:02:30 PM »
Bah, we were all in a similar bracket, I just had time to practice some more.
Would love to come back, and one day it will happen, but I think I'm waiting for VR to go higher res before I make the jump. I'll have to get a new wheel/pedals + GPU. Sim Racing is one of my favourite hobbies but it is addictive and all-consuming for me - two bad combinations. Mrs Threepwood isn't going to be happy...
Shit, shit shit. I haven't checked the forums for a bit so was absolutely shocked to hear this devastating news. Last I heard Bruce was taking time out to deal with it all but was still in good spirits.
I'm still shocked with a tear in my eye and have to say that I echo everyone else's comments about him being a genuinely welcoming, warm, humorous, and all-round decent person. I'll always remember talking to Bruce when I first started, him having a laugh at some of the twisted rubbish I came up with I'm sure just to make me feel welcome to XGN. He was always a gentlemen on track and was generous in how he behaved toward others (even when getting cut-off or ran into). Also a great person to chat with when the servers went down. I'm just regretful that I wasn't around for the last few seasons with him.
What a tremendous loss to the sim racing community, but I'm sure nothing compared to what his family and "real life" friends must be going through given the type of bloke he was. I still can't believe it, but I guess the best one's are taken to a better place. I'm sure the bugger is setup with a giant motion rig and 10 foot OLED screen playing AC on a super computer as we speak!
RIP Bruce. Forever immortalised here at XGN by equally great people.