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« Reply #1335 on: May 21, 2017, 02:13:46 PM »
I would assume 0 is no restrictor, therefore full power, if 0 is default.

Probably right there as I have yet to test it, would that mean 100 then cuts all power. We could probably run the old abarths vs the hypercars in a pub server. Wonder how pissed some would get when they choose the p1gtr and its the slower car.  :D

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« Reply #1336 on: May 21, 2017, 04:15:36 PM »
0 is no restrictor and 100 is full restrictor, but it only restricts power by a set amount, as much as is possible with the restrictor. It doesn't mean 0 power. So you can only equalise cars which are already relatively close.
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« Reply #1337 on: May 21, 2017, 05:53:41 PM »
First tests with the restrictor and the r18 at Barcelona with restrictor at 100 it was pretty close to 2 seconds per lap while still trying to maximise battery power for the lap. The 919 2015 is about 2-3 seconds faster here over the Toyota and audi so I will need to see how much restrictor at 100 slows it down, it likely will still be slightly quicker especially as it has the most electric power to use of these 3 cars.

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« Reply #1338 on: May 21, 2017, 06:45:22 PM »
Sounds promising.
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« Reply #1339 on: May 21, 2017, 08:49:01 PM »
What's the new "wind" feature like?

Not that I need any more.

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« Reply #1340 on: May 22, 2017, 08:13:04 AM »
What's the new "wind" feature like?

Not that I need any more.
I think it makes things interesting. You notice that you lose downforce with the wind behind you and gain downforce driving into the wind, and you achieve higher top speeds and revs with a tailwind. The wind speed and direction is static in a session though. It would be slightly more interesting if the wind moved around a bit or came in gusts.
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« Reply #1341 on: May 22, 2017, 11:10:55 AM »
The wind also has quite an effect in the lmp1 cars with the big shark fins when they get a cross wind. Running with wind then turning it off makes it so much easier in the high aero cars but with the wind you need to react to the car more as its a bit less stable overall whoch makes it a bit more fun I think.

Would be nice if there was a server plugin that could dl real world weather and set wind and temps to the server based off this.

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« Reply #1342 on: May 22, 2017, 12:17:26 PM »
Last night I did some LMP1 testing with Cherno, found the 100% restrictor knocked the 2 seconds per lap off the 919 2015 but at this level in a race it was uncompetitive. Mostly as it has much more battery energy to use but at Barcelona it takes 2 full laps in charge mode to refill the battery but you cant use as much in race as on a single qualy lap. We did a few races me in 919 Cherno in the Toyota and with 100% I would need to use all battery in the early laps to hang on and once its gone your never going to build it back up again without losing 2 or 3 seconds per lap. The Toyota could force the 919 to waste power defending and once it runs out its a sitting duck with no defence and also no chance to attack back.

I then went back to 65% restrictor and race pace for us was nearly identical with both cars very equal and needing to use battery power fairly smartly to attack or defend we were both on the limits of battery power so changing positions simply by where we deployed the kers energy each lap. No car had any significant advantage so it looks around 65% is pretty close in the 919 vs Toyota and Audi. Cherno and I normally lap in all cars within a tenth or 2 and along with comparing lap times it seems this is bringing the 919 back, it has its strengths and weaknesses and will be mighty in qualy but come the race it should be pretty close.

I have yet to try the 2016 919, supposedly its meant to be slower then the 2015 car but looking at some laps on RSR it seems to have the 2015 car by about 3 seconds. Maybe again this is just single lap pace but seems unlikely that will work well amongst the 2014 audi and toyota. Both of the other 2 are within .5 at most tracks I tried, the Toyota seems better on medium tyres with the Audi able to hang on to the soft tyres but in races unless very cold most cars will be running medium tyres over any longer distances.

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« Reply #1343 on: May 22, 2017, 01:49:08 PM »
Good testing Marty.
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« Reply #1344 on: May 22, 2017, 07:35:11 PM »
Here is a quick comparison at Barcelona in the 4 lmp1 cars with no restrictor.

<iframe width="640" height="385" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vppbAW0tJCY?fs=1&start=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I was a bit off the RSR pace in the 2016 car .7 off so maybe I need to shift earlier but dont know optimal shift rpm with no power graphs shown in game. I will try and use dashmeter pro to map power and see if I can find this. Also at the RSR pro setup these cars all work the tyres a bit different with the Toyota killing softs and the 2016 919 also overheating them a bit. Toyota is better on mediums for me in those conditions r8 and 2015 919 are fine on softs, both of them on mediums struggle to get them to temp so I just compared them on whatever gave the best performance and only the toyota was running the mediums. The others were only a few tenths slower on the mediums so the compounds are fairly close it just depends on weather and track temp.
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« Reply #1345 on: May 22, 2017, 08:45:46 PM »
(I fixed the Youtube link)

That's a pretty cool comparison. It still shows that the Porsches are marginally faster, and could do with a little restrictor.
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« Reply #1346 on: June 14, 2017, 01:14:19 PM »
Don`t know you guys but do you think is about time for a new track from AC?They are a bit slack....geeee
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« Reply #1347 on: June 14, 2017, 01:53:37 PM »

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« Reply #1348 on: June 23, 2017, 09:49:46 PM »
1.14.4
- Improved Ferrari 312T and Lotus 72D AI
- Renamed CPU line in Render Stats app "MAIN_T" as "Main thread" to avoid confusions
- Corrected Mercedes C9 front tyre wear
- Corrected Glickenhaus SCG003 setup dampers slider numbering
- Improved live axle simulation
- Updated live axle physics for Alfa Romeo GTA, Ford Escort RS, Maserati 250F 6cyl & 12cyl, Toyota AE86 stock, drift & tuned. Old setups might need to be tweaked again.
- Added seconds in timeline when replay length is over 1 hour
- Fixed Delta Graph script on Mclaren P1 GTR
- Real-life racing liveries added for the Maserati MC12 GT1




The live axle stuff is a hoot. I've only tried the Escort so far, but it's a nice transformation.
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« Reply #1349 on: June 23, 2017, 10:21:18 PM »