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Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Fun Run 18-10-18
« on: October 18, 2018, 09:26:26 PM »
was planning on joining but had a power cut for a few hours. just came back on  >:(

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:47:18 PM »
Just been playing with this again for a couple of hours and am seriously impressed with it for the money. I could actually see me using it for racing..... even though I did just buy three new 27" monitors  :-\

I tried turning AA off and it looks a lot worse to me, at least on the grid with the cars around I could see jagged edges so turned that back on. I went from world detail on lowest to highest and didn't really notice any difference in how it looked or the frame rate. I just left it at medium. Have anisotropic filtering maxed out and shadows at their lowest as well as mirror reflections at lowest. That gives me a constant 90fps hot lapping, but with other cars on track it can drop into the 50s. Depending on how many cars around me it does get up to 70-80fps but never 90 when other cars on track. Guess all that would fix that is a beefier GPU.


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Assetto Corsa / Re: GPU Sales Thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 02:15:58 PM »
2070 out now too, roughly the same performance as 1080 but cheapest one on pccasegear is $970
Nvidia lol

Raytracing is the answer we're after, I guess.

Eventually. Maybe. Hopefully??

Was up near(ish) you place the other weekend Bird, went to Toowoon Bay; very nice there.

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Assetto Corsa / Re: GPU Sales Thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:20:49 PM »
the 20% off sale on ebay has their cheapest 2080 at $1200 at the moment.

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I know for sure I'm doing better than any other season in terms of consistency and finishing positions. I still expect kcender to take the season but I'm happy and surprised to still be at the top for now.

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Great nights racing for me.  Both starts were terrible as the spring I currently have in my clutch has hardly any resistance and when I drop it, it comes back off really slowly...

Race one some really close racing with Freezer and Bueller both of them getting the better of my mistakes and making some nice passes on me. A bit later Bueller went wide on the right at the bottom of the big hill allow me to get that place back. Freezer was a couple of seconds ahead but I started closing the gap. I was on a 1:53.7 closing on fast on the last corner when he lost the back end. I backed off and it looked like he was going to stay over by the barrier so I went up the inside but he came back across the track hitting me on the side and off the track but luckily I wasn't too damaged and had a big enough gap over those behind to keep 3rd.

Started 2nd in race two and again a shit start which Keith and Kcender capitalized on and went either side of me going three wide towards T1. I didn't want to play that game on lap 1 so backed off a little and settled into 4th but somewhere on that opening lap I locked up on cold tyres and went off onto the grass and had to let a whole group of people by to rejoin safely somewhere around 7th or 8th. Not too long after Mael went off and I only just slipped by but think he got Wally. It looked like he had a tag from AB but I was further back so not 100% sure. From there I had a great race and made it all the way back up to 3rd. I didn't think I was going to get Bacculum as he's always so damn consistent but I did on the second to last lap when it looked like he got a little loose on the right at the bottom of the hill.

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« on: October 16, 2018, 03:17:57 PM »
Something Rolz told me ages ago was turning AA off can actually improve the blur in the distance. At some point I'll have a play around with all the settings and see how I can get it looking at better.
I have been trying lots of things, sometimes the difference is subtle so not sure if better or worse. I will be interested to see what you come up with.
I have just tested and is better with AA turned off :)

Good stuff. If you have a beefy enough GPU you could try and super sampling settings in the nvidia control panel too.

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« on: October 16, 2018, 02:29:46 PM »
Something Rolz told me ages ago was turning AA off can actually improve the blur in the distance. At some point I'll have a play around with all the settings and see how I can get it looking at better.

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:26:42 AM »
Does it look better than the s7/gear vr, I suppose it's easier to get going too?

Yep it does. I think resolution wise it ends up being the same as an S7 which is higher than oculus/vive. Having a 90hz refresh rate and being directly connected via HDMI makes a big difference to the GearVR through riftcat in terms of how smooth it feels. I found the Gear VR good just to get an idea what VR is like but I wouldn't have used it for a race. This however I could see using for racing. Screen door is there but not too noticeable; I tried a vive once and screen door on that is a lot worse.

And yeah easy to set up; plugged it in and windows detected it and installed the Mixed Reality stuff and started the room setup. After that you just need to download the Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR through Stream which allows SteamVR to detect the headset and that was it.

When you tried the Gear VR I guess you didn't have positional tracking? Having it makes a huge difference, but the setup I had for that with the Gear VR used Playstation move cameras and a move controller strapped to the headset. It worked, but it was clunky and needed a lot on configuration and apps running. With this Lenovo it just uses the cameras on the front and it's very good.

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:11:21 AM »
Going by what you guys are saying I'd like to get one too, but I may have to save my $$$ for a new video card first.

I think it's being discontinued and that's why they're getting rid of it so cheap. If you chose the 'with controllers' option is says Discontinued on the page. Well worth the money though. I did a race with a full AI grid and I did get frame rate drops on my 970 when there were lots of cars around but it wasn't really too noticeable. I may try and join on Thursday and use it.

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:58:50 PM »
Very impressed for 180 bucks. Much better than the Gear VR. 90hz definitely makes a difference. I'm using a the same videos settings I spent a while setting up when I tried the Gear VR and I get a constant 90fps (at least with no other cars around). Just took an F40 around the highlands track. Lot of fun.

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:24:56 AM »
Nice it also has a 90hz refresh rate. Will have to see if I can hit 90fps with my GTX970. Probably can with some settings turned down but will also depend on track. On the triples some tracks I get 120fps some tracks nearer 60fps.

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:23:28 AM »
Ordered late Thursday night and had a text to say it's being delivered today. That's some pretty good service  8)

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality (VR) headset
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:10:56 AM »
I tried the poor man's vr with gear vr, took a while to get it going and then only over heated my galaxy s7

Yeah I have an S7 and it did get too hot over time. I was able to adjust the settings to reduce some of the blur and get it looking pretty good, but the lack of clarity is why I probably won't be using it for serious racing.

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