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Assetto Corsa / Re: Servers updated - 1.12.2
« on: February 25, 2017, 12:50:52 PM »
Thanks for allowing us access :)  Hope its not too much of  mess for you

Im sure it will be fine, just landed back in Melbourne but my luggage went to Sydney lol. I guess I will see some guys online again soon.

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Assetto Corsa / Re: Servers updated - 1.12.2
« on: February 24, 2017, 01:03:27 AM »
Thanks Phil and Wally for keeping the servers going while I am away.

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Season 16 Poll
« on: February 24, 2017, 12:49:26 AM »
Why is this forum so narrow? That last picture is only 1022px wide and still doesn't fit!
I have 3840 pixels to display stuff with but this forum seems to only use 960 of 'em.
The smallest screen I have in the entire house is 1920 and the smallest I have ever owned was 1184.

It's okish in 1900x1200 on my second monitor, it is a tad narrow on this one @ 2160x1440.  I don't wanna see it in 4k.  I agree it should be 1080p res standard these days.

Don't all web browsers allow you to zoom any page in to use higher res displays, in firefox and google chrome it even remembers the zoom level per page so you only ever have to do it once. I have 2560x1440 and 3180x2160 displays at home and never had issues with the page before. Its been a while since I saw it on these but even on my 2560x1440 mobile it can scale or zoom to fit quite easily so Ive never seen it as an issue.

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Season 16 Poll
« on: February 22, 2017, 05:46:48 PM »

Neither sprint or enduro will suit everyone. I tend to dislike sprints personally for 2 reasons. 1. being that it seems to create desperation and carelessness because drivers are so badly wanting to get to the front by the first corner/first lap its too often than not causing major carnage.. and 2. Trying to claw your way back in a short period of time is more than just hard work for very little gain.  I make up more positions from people crashing and quitting than I do racing, this happens less in a longer race. 

I'm happy to compromise, I just don't want to see 2 enduros and 8 sprint races in a season. I think it should be 50/50.

For me it makes no difference how many laps there are in a race or what lap I am on. I will try to gain any place I can but do it as clean as possible to avoid contact and damage my car or someone elses. Lap 1 I will be the same as the last lap, mistakes can and do happen so then I just battle on with the same mentality to get back as many spots as I can no matter the lap or position I am in. I still wont try a pass I dont think I can make cleanly no matter who its on be it for position or even lapping someone. I will do this until the end of the race and the final position really has no effect on how clean I will drive.

Those that regularly seem to be in incidents at the start of the race may need to also check their driving in a replay. Sure there are times when its 100% the other guy but most times you can do something to avoid contact and so avoid losing spots.

I think picking who you can race close and who you cant is important. Some guys just dont hit the lines as consistantly so if you give them minimal room in a passing move or in defence its likely they will run into you. It makes no difference if its lap 1 of 5, 25 of 100 or 10 of 10, any time you have contact its going to cost you and the other guy some time so best to try and avoid it from green flag to checkered.

Also I think an enduro is a race with long runs such as a full fuel stint or 2. Not with exaggerated multipliers that turn it into a bunch of short stints put together between forced pit stops just for the sake of having pitstops or to simulate a longer race in a shorter time frame.  :)

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Season 16 Poll
« on: February 22, 2017, 01:05:55 AM »
I voted for MX5.

Less car setup means the cars will be similar. Even run a fixed setup if possible, that way it's more about driver skill rather than the car.

Also, don't make the races too short. Sprints are ok, but sometimes there is not enough time for recovery if you're caught up in a collision.

From memory the mx5 and gt3 cup are still fairly limited setup cars. The porsche I ran a server a while back with fixed setups expecting closer racing on the pub server but it made very little difference. Opening the setup I only gained about 1 second at Spa in the car same as many others but still gaps from front to backnof pack were quite large. I do remember some past carrera cup series where it was pretty much arrive and drive.

The cars were all factory prepared and probably pressures and alignment was all that was allowed. Im fairly sure its not like this in the current Australian series but it could be worth a try even though I dont think it would change the drivers order around that much.

The supercars have very little setup to them the mx5 seemed to benefit most from it but it also needed the driver to find how to get the most out of this type of car.

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: ballast
« on: February 22, 2017, 12:54:40 AM »
I dont know how much ballast was given but if used lightly it can work fairly well. For example if the max ballast is about .5 or .75 per lap, once you start going to toeing a caravan type ballast it makes it into a bit of a joke. A slight disadvantage for winning the last race O think is ok to keep the same people from easily winning all races but they shouldnt then be so far off the pace that it means they have no hope of a podium finish amongst those with no ballast that may have been a second or more per lap slower.

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Season 16 Poll
« on: February 21, 2017, 04:10:49 PM »
Bit conflicted now, voted for the mighty RUF but had some really good battles in the public server with the MX5. Don;t think there's going to be a lot of close battles in the supercars.
I think in general, the slower cars give closer racing, as it's easier to drive them at their limit, and harder to make mistakes.
It seems an unnecessary theory---slow cars give closer racing because the limit is not much faster that driving badly. This seems a much more parsimonious explanation.

I had some great racing in the past running supercars in the pub server. They arent that fast and not running full racing slicks more people seem to get closer to the limits. That mx5 can produce close racing but its a car where some may much easier find big chunks of time, its maybe a basic simple car to run mid pack but they may find out they are a second or 2 off the lead pace so it really doesntake it much closer.

The supercars everyone finds the grip limits easier and those that learn not to overdrive it will end up much closer together. The high grip low power mx5 I remember many were much slower then they were in the supercars. Mx5 will be more of a drafty racer though assuming its not only running on very short and tight tracks where the draft is not a big thing.

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Season 16 Poll
« on: February 17, 2017, 02:27:53 PM »
Will marty be back for this? I usually vote based on spiting him  ;D

I will be back start of March so should be there at some point. I dont mind any option so really dont kind which is raced. 2 of the combos were quite regular on my servers and the mx5 cup I think is good on its own it just didnt go too well with the other japanese cars when it was an option.

Joe you can go whichever then and as always I will race anything. I just dont lie combos where some cars are a clear advantage over others. I also didnt want the f1 last series as I want to be in those for a season and I wasnt a huge fan of the praga so I voted for it while I was away. Seems my vote had more effect then your spite votes.  ;)

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Assetto Corsa / Re: Temporary Absence
« on: February 16, 2017, 07:13:34 PM »
How many souls in that car? ???

Were 4 in the car, was just lucky to be that section of road as most other sections had snowbanks to the edge which would have given us no chance to avoid the oncoming car. It was good to see the truck driver at least noticed the issue and also move to the emergancy lane a bit to leave a bit more room for all 3 cars.

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Assetto Corsa / Re: Temporary Absence
« on: February 16, 2017, 01:41:49 PM »
Hey guys hope your all good and the servers have survived the latest update.  ???

Currently I just got to Salt lake city which is our second last stop before heading home. We had a bit of a close call on the road today with a near head on but it wasnt us on the wrong side this time. The comments after are in true Aussie spirit so make sure you have the sound on.

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I will post some pics up here later but having troubles uploading them to mediafire for some odd reason.

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Assetto Corsa / Re: Temporary Absence
« on: February 04, 2017, 02:36:57 PM »
You're not going to settle down and stream the Bathurst 12hr? :o

When does that start?

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Assetto Corsa / Re: Temporary Absence
« on: February 04, 2017, 01:57:30 PM »
As Im in a temporary absence, I figured id jump into this thread too.  ;)

My Canada US roadtrip is in Fernie BC atm and we had the day off hoping for some good snow tomorrow. Seems this has worked out fairly well and here is a little video I made earlier today.
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Next we are back to the US through Montana to Idaho and after too much sun for the first part of the trip its looking great for the next week or 2 here in terms of fresh snow.

Its been snowing pretty heavy all day since then so should be a bit of fun in the morning.

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I did make a couple others somewhere just nobody noticed them as they didnt stand out as much.  ;D

Cold it is, today will be snowboarding Lake Louise with a max temp of -17c and a min of -27c but was ok yesterday only a couple degrees warmer but shpuld be a bit of fun there.

We need some photos of Lake Louise!

Way OT here so maybe Wally can move these posts but here are some pics from the amazing but frozen lake louise.










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loading a car with 3 or 4 bags of fertilizer

I always thought its the girls that go for the fast guys weighing the cars down  ;D

Slower guys get the bigger handicaps though with the bigger girls.  ;D
I love that Marty, from who knows where doing who knows what, made this, and only this post the whole week. :)

Hope you're having fun in the cold. :)

I did make a couple others somewhere just nobody noticed them as they didnt stand out as much.  ;D

Cold it is, today will be snowboarding Lake Louise with a max temp of -17c and a min of -27c but was ok yesterday only a couple degrees warmer but shpuld be a bit of fun there.

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loading a car with 3 or 4 bags of fertilizer

I always thought its the girls that go for the fast guys weighing the cars down  ;D

Slower guys get the bigger handicaps though with the bigger girls.  ;D

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