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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: S11 R2 - Mosport - 16/11/2017
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:36:15 AM »
Great fun, except very sorry for my rear-ending to Joe & Wally!  That gave the 1st race to Roo on a platter, it's all my fault.

This track is one of the better US tracks, I loved it.

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General Discussion / Re: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
« on: November 14, 2017, 03:16:36 PM »
Actually, can't you use the 4 displayPorts on 2x gfx cards to drive 3xmonitors all from dp at higher frequencies?
(I do not know this; over 60Hz is lost on me, never bought monitors like that)

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General Discussion / Re: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:30:39 AM »
Just wait a few years; the monitor manufacturers want you to buy more, so they'll provide I'm sure.

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General Discussion / Re: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:10:56 AM »
The refresh rate is a bit of a personal difference/preference thing. 
Some people can genuinely see the difference between 60Hz and higher refresh rates, but a lot cannot.   I'd actually check it out first before pulling the pin - unless it does not matter.   

The other important aspect is usage.  There's no single great solution for everyone.   I prefer screen real estate, and I hate curved screens... hence my 43" 4k montior.  But I've used triples before, and for racing they're quite good (side-by-side).    Sadly the triple setup is not the best for anything else.  I also detest having only 1080 pixels vertically, I can't even fit an a4 page on it. 

Each to his own, I guess.

Edit: oh, and the issue with the widescreen setup, is that a lot of games don't like that kind of unusual aspect ratio.  So again: it all depends on usage.   Altho if you've triples, at least you can change the config to use a single screen.
I haven't had any problems ultra wide yet, most modern games are on to it, I think the biggest issue was that some in-game ui would look stretched but the game would run fine. I came across a website that had fixes for this type of issues so I don't think it's a problem (so far, never had to use any), could be if you run some older games. The games that don't support the wider resolutions probably don't support multi monitor and you'll have black bars on the side, no drama we watch movies like that on our tvs.
Also if I had to choose, I'd take the high refresh rate over higher pixel density, the smoothness in racing sims is great and if you can match your fps with refresh rate in online shooters it does help...a little

Yeah, that's what I'm saying; each to his own :)

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General Discussion / Re: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:41:45 PM »
The refresh rate is a bit of a personal difference/preference thing. 
Some people can genuinely see the difference between 60Hz and higher refresh rates, but a lot cannot.   I'd actually check it out first before pulling the pin - unless it does not matter.   

The other important aspect is usage.  There's no single great solution for everyone.   I prefer screen real estate, and I hate curved screens... hence my 43" 4k montior.  But I've used triples before, and for racing they're quite good (side-by-side).    Sadly the triple setup is not the best for anything else.  I also detest having only 1080 pixels vertically, I can't even fit an a4 page on it. 

Each to his own, I guess.

Edit: oh, and the issue with the widescreen setup, is that a lot of games don't like that kind of unusual aspect ratio.  So again: it all depends on usage.   Altho if you've triples, at least you can change the config to use a single screen.

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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: TeamSpeak problems
« on: November 10, 2017, 01:06:15 PM »
I reckon it'd be a good idea to migrate to discord, TS has not been playing nice and having something else as backup isn't working too well - people don't install it.

So move over to discord officially & leave TS as backup is my vote.

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It was great racing, gents, I enjoyed harassing Rob - great job in the Vette, mate! - I was always so close but my racecraft is a bit rusty.   
Shame about that accident with you guys back there Wally & Humper, it'd have been a lot of close racing with you trying to bite my arse :)

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I've been able to join w/o issues.

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I'm happy in any car, don't worry about it :)

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General Discussion / Re: Windows reinstall
« on: November 04, 2017, 09:03:17 AM »
oh god, now a choice
paragon drive copy, too :)


Will feel nice when all done. Nice clean install running smoothly.

yes feels nice and snappy again

You know what this reminds me?  Good ole' win95 times.  That had to be reinstalled yearly to keep running. 
Win7 is still the winner if you ask me.  I just don't think they'll be able to save this mess they call windows10, there is just too many things that seem fundamentally wrong with it - privacy & security wise as well.

Whereby comes the question; why don't you reinstall windows 7, since you have to start from scratch anyway?

ON TS:
I usually have to re-start it after starting it up once, otherwise I get the "chipmunk" effect (I'm sure some of you still remember that.)

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Thanks to Phil, Dennis, Seanus et al for all the hard work. Its been a bit a of a struggle to get this season sorted but I'm sure it will turn out to be one of the best.
All the best things take effort. ;)
ehm...receiving oral?    ;D :-X
Well, from my perspective, just getting to that point takes more effort than anything! :o
Good point.

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Thanks to Phil, Dennis, Seanus et al for all the hard work. Its been a bit a of a struggle to get this season sorted but I'm sure it will turn out to be one of the best.
All the best things take effort. ;)
ehm...receiving oral?    ;D :-X

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Have to concur - a lot of fun and excellent to see a couple of old-timers make a return.

PS. I'd like to put in a repeat of my suggestion for accessing the Google Drive archive for the season. If you already have Google Drive installed on your PC you can "add to you Drive" when accessing the download link. This means you don't go through Zipping that occurs if yiu explicitly download. You can also sync just the changed files using Google Drive and then copy direct into AC.

Sent from my VTR-L09 using Tapatalk



I think if it's zipped up instead of being a thousand individual files, you can d/l it without hassles - even from google drive.
Also, dropbox is your friend  8)

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This was really nice gents, enjoyed the crap out of tonight :)  These cars are pretty well done I'd say.

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I have just removed the Ferrari if someone with issues could test now please
Yep, all good now. I was able to join.

I've actually re-downloaded the fezza from your google drive link, and the issue persists (can't even start a local practice).  So the files on google drive are already corrupt for that car, it seems.

p.s. I'm a bit on/off atm and can't join on full, I've got a 6yo running around here, getting ready for bed.

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