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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Fanatec pedal
« on: November 17, 2018, 09:03:21 PM »
Thumbs up for the great XGN community.

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Assetto Corsa Competizione / Re: Is it worth getting or not
« on: November 17, 2018, 10:08:11 AM »
I feel the same as Gratulin. More and more, the cars in ACC feel and sound more car-like than in AC. The cars feel like they have more weight to them somehow.

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Assetto Corsa Competizione / Re: Is it worth getting or not
« on: November 17, 2018, 07:37:23 AM »
Phil, you've been determined to hate this game from the start :)

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I was having a great time managing tyres and fuel to try and pull off a 1 stop until Jeremy called me after the 30 min mark telling me it was a compulsory 2 stop race haha so I gave away so much time cruising around for nothing ah well lol
It pays to always read at least the first put of the race thread. Think of it as a drivers' briefing.

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I'm happy to leave the cars as they are ... but looks like the Short Tail will need 3 stops at Sebring.
I'm using 9.68L per lap. I'm calculating I will need minimum 305L to finish. Full tank = 99L, so 3 stopper or fuel saving.
As ab said, the main thing in this series is really about your class. All I'm aiming for is to be at the pointy end of the Short Tails. It's just fun to drive  :D
Happy to leave it also!  Just did a few laps the the C9 is a huge handful to drive . . so you can have it!  :)

I went with the C9 because it was a hand full, I'm hoping to learn a few things!

The shortail  is on rails, puts down its power with no fuss, 100% @ apex sure no problem. Stops staight and true.
The longtail is almost on rails, puts down its power with no fuss unless your in second and mash the go pedal. Stops straight and true.
The Wankelx4 is on rails, puts down its power with out fuss unless your in the upper rev range. Stops straight and true. Has great bug eye mirrors.
The C9 goes like Drunken Monkey Sex! in a straight line. Is on ice throught the corners, putting down power is like disarming a nuke, and then needs an extra 50-100m to pull up. You also have to deal with s/l tails and wankels running up the back due to early brake marker.

It will make for a intersting season.

Also Put Kcender in Model T and he would still be running rings aroung me.
Ha ha, good summary of the cars :)

@Bird, that means modding encrypted KS content, more downloads, checksum errors, cars all blandly the same... fuggedaboutit.

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The fuel multiplier is 1.5x.

Everyone has to do two stops.

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OK, I've made the fuel multiplier 1.5x. I like the fuel multiplier, as opposed to just leaving it 1x, as it mixes up the pit windows that each car has, so you don't get everyone pitting at the same time, and also gives the more economical but harder to drive cars more pitstop flexibility.

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I'm happy to leave the cars as they are ... but looks like the Short Tail will need 3 stops at Sebring.
I'm using 9.68L per lap. I'm calculating I will need minimum 305L to finish. Full tank = 99L, so 3 stopper or fuel saving.
As ab said, the main thing in this series is really about your class. All I'm aiming for is to be at the pointy end of the Short Tails. It's just fun to drive  :D
That's interesting, in my own testing I was using 8.7l per lap. Have you changed the gearing much from default?

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Yeah, I was really pleased with race 2. I make a lot of stupid mistakes in general - hitting other cars, having stupid offs, often driving too close to the car in front and putting myself at a disadvantage. I tried to drive "smarter", so I held off a bit more, waiting for the right opportunity, pressuring the car in front a little bit, but not at the expense of my own speed or racing line (mostly). I had a great time moving from last to 3rd, taking quite some time to pass cars, knowing I had the pace. Made some passes, got passed again, made the pass again. I was pleased with the result.

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You know what? It's all too hard. Each car has a different fuel economy, so needs a differing amount of fuel for the whole race, which already means that each car has to spend a different amount of times in pits. On top of that, each car already has strengths and weaknesses at different tracks.

So I think the fairest approach will be that anyone who wants to change into another car at the halfway point of the season, can. If someone feels like they've been hard done by, by their pitstop time, they can change into another car (and "pay" 5 championship points for the privilege). You might be trading off pitstop time for something else like ease of driving, handling etc... the choice and the gamble is yours.

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Seems like AC fails miserably as a sim in this case :-) I can't believe it reflects what's happening in the real world. Not sure if I got that right, but based on Wally's response slowing down refueling speed is not possible. The problem is, if you lose let's say 50s in the pits it will set you back a lot more just because you have to make your way through the field overtaking others in order to get back to the rear bumper of the C9 you were chasing before you went into the pits. No idea what factor you can apply there...it's very individual, but it's probably not unrealistic to say that there can be cases where the 50s increase significantly just because you get stuck in traffic.
I still think these series with multiple cars to choose from are good now and again and make things more interesting...will never be perfect.
Working out a restrictor to compensate for that must be extremely difficult, it just doesn't get to the actual problem.
Ok, this is a joke...easy fix - we just let the C9's start the race 40s...50s...60s later than all others  ;D
I'm pretty relaxed about this...will stick with the Mazda. Just think it's poor what AC has done there.
Well, to be fair, who's to say that's not what the cars were like in real life? The C9 is the LeMans version - maybe that car refuelled a lot quicker. Who knows?

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I will experiment a bit and see if a little bit of restrictor on the C9 can compensate for the quicker refuelling time. But man, it's a delicate balancing act. Who's fool idea was it to have a multi-make season?

I think we should be careful trying to adjust too much.  As it is there is a fairly good distribution of cars, you are always competing for your "class" victory.

The re-fueling is the only major issue.  Would be good if on of the resident gurus could figure out how to add a 30sec timed penalty at the stop or adjust the flow rate.
A tiny bit of restrictor is easier. No one has to download anything, which is always a blessing, trust me. Restrictor has a greater effect on high revs I. E top speed, and I reckon it will only have to be a tiny bit of restrictor to compensate for a quicker stop over a whole hour race.

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I can handle one little restrictor tweak ;)

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I will experiment a bit and see if a little bit of restrictor on the C9 can compensate for the quicker refuelling time. But man, it's a delicate balancing act. Who's fool idea was it to have a multi-make season?

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In straight AC there isn't, but as Bacchulum said, you can try CM.But if you're really stuck, you can create a custom championship in AC and give yourself whatever restrictor you want.

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