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I think this forum's software can be set to a % of browser width, and that would be ideal. The problem with zoom is the attached pictures still need to be scrolled if they are over about 960px wide.
I will take a look at the forum settings (some time).

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: S7 R7 - Highlands - 23-02-2017
« on: February 23, 2017, 10:35:10 PM »
Congratulations Unfknblvbl, and also to Seanus for the third. I think some mid-season ballasting of others helped me get 2nd.

Thanks to Phil and Rooshooter for setting up the season. It was a lot of fun. I loved the GT40.

This race was fun while I was duking out with the likes of Mael, Phil, Seanus and Bacchulum. I managed to avoid any incidents as others crashed out (missing the spinning Bacchulum by 1 mm), and the last part of the race was just lonely. But the GT40 is so much fun around here, I was still having a ball.

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Assetto Corsa / Re: Servers updated - 1.12.2
« on: February 23, 2017, 09:01:31 AM »
Thanks Phil.

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Many thanks Wally.
I certainly appreciate the time and effort that goes into organising a season of racing, setting up servers, publishing results etc, so WELL DONE mate.
I would also like to thank all the participants, without whom the racing we had would not be possible.
Sorry to those I shunted and  :P to those who shunted me (you know who you are  ;) )

Can't wait for next season. I am saving my vote until I get a chance to try out the cars, but it seems to me a strange poll where you have 29 votes but 19 voters. I know you can vote for more than one option, but my personal opinion is that you shouldn't be able to.

Cheers  8)
My thinking on the voting is "vote for whatever you wouldn't mind racing", not just what your absolute favourite is. But whether you vote for one option or multiple is of course entirely up to you.

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Without tyre warmers, the tyres are COLD and SLIPPERY until you get the temps up, which takes a good 2 or 3 laps. You have been warned!

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Practice server's up.

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2 words:

Evil Curbs! >:(


Thanks for the effort once again Wally (my life would suck without this :-[ :P )
That's good to hear. Not that your life sucks, but that you're getting a lot of enjoyment out if it!

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: ballast
« on: February 22, 2017, 12:14:10 PM »
I think one big difference with ballast in a sim versus in real life is that in the sim we are applying the ballast to the driver whereas in real life the ballast is applied to the car. Typically, in a real life series a car is quicker because the car has a BOP advantage which the ballast corrects.
Some series like the BTCC also apply a success ballast to individual drivers.
I hadn't realised that. Is it drivers in exact same cars?
No, they drive a huge variety of cars, around about the 2l mark, I believe. It's an entertaining series, one of my faves. FWD's, RWD's...

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Thanks guys, it's nice to get the thanks.

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: ballast
« on: February 22, 2017, 09:39:35 AM »
I think one big difference with ballast in a sim versus in real life is that in the sim we are applying the ballast to the driver whereas in real life the ballast is applied to the car. Typically, in a real life series a car is quicker because the car has a BOP advantage which the ballast corrects.
Some series like the BTCC also apply a success ballast to individual drivers.

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Track: http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/mills-metropark.7222/

I'll put both the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2017 and the Mazda MX5 Cup together in the early practice session,  so you can jump in and out of each car, then we'll have a separate qually and about 25 min race in first the MX5, then in the Porsche.

I'll update the practice server tonight.


MX5: 13 laps
Porsche: 15 laps

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: ballast
« on: February 22, 2017, 07:10:05 AM »
To answer your question Grat, no one who gets ballast ever likes it (unless they're sick of hotlapping in front of the pack). It benefits those without ballast who have more of a chance of getting towards the pointy end of the field, so we don't see the usual suspects on the podium without anyone else really having much of a chance to get there. It also means that you can get to race against people you'd never see otherwise e.g. I actually was close to Deathwish and Kcender87 last night.


I did test 45kg of ballast at some stage, and found that it took less than a second off my lap time at some particular track. Look at Kcender87 last night. With 45 kg, he still finished 2nd and 5th. Your and Diehard's lap times were very competitive, right in the mix, and remained competitive to the end. I think sometimes the ballast changes your mind more than the car ;)


As you know, we don't use ballast all the time. I only used success ballast here because the real life series used a success handicap (in the form of pit hold).

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My races:

Race 1, I qualified well in 3rd (hooray for ballast giving other people a go near the front ;) ), but got caught up in the 4 into 1 arithmetic that didn't produce a good result. My car was badly damaged. I limped around the circuit to pit for repairs, and came out in 15th. From there I just had to put my head down and try to put in consistent laps. I clawed my way back to 13th, and after I pitted, I stayed around that position, despite trying to make some inroads into the gap to Russ.

Race 2 was much better, even though Grat decided to ignore team orders and wouldn't let me pass him :D
I decided to pit at the end of lap 7 to try to get away from the train in front of me, but most of them pitted too, so we we were still stuck together.
I had decided to run on Hards because I could do virtually the same time as on Mediums, but they wore much better. I still managed a 1:53:788 on Hards with 15 kg of ballast. I knew I'd be able to put in much more consistent lap times towards the end of each stint. The strategy paid off when I was chasing Simone, matching his pace, until he ran a little wide and ended up sliding off the track when he was on worn Softs and I could pass him. I chased Kcender home to finish 0.6 secs behind in 6th.

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Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Season 16 Poll
« on: February 22, 2017, 12:17:50 AM »
It depends on how many races we do in a night. 3 races works well as 3 x 20. 2 races is 2 x 30.

Shorter sprints also means you get more chances to redeem yourself in a fresh race, and it bunches up the field 3 times etc.

The MX5 and supercars would be 3 x 20.
The Carrera Cup would be a mixture of 2 x 30 and 60 mins.

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Here's a few post-season statistics:

Most wins: Grat, 4
Most podiums: Phil, 8
Most poles: Grat, Kcender87, Phil, 4
Most fastest laps: Phil, 7
Most consistent: Mael, 3
Hunter: Wally, 3
Hunted: RussG, 2
Busiest: Wally, 3
Loneliest: Bacchulum, Shameless, Grat, Vipergod: 2

I'm pleased to get the busiest stat - that means I was often in the thick of the action.

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