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I'm using the bonnet camera as that's what I've always used on previous driving games, but I have occasionally tried to the in car view and sometimes feel it's easier to tell exactly where the car is on the track.
I've read FoV is really important. From what I can tell the FoV option only affects the in car view (although Wobbly will disagree with me on this one). If I use an online FoV calculator and set what it suggests the game is pretty much unplayable with in car view. I think the problem is that I'm about 6 feet back from a 32" TV. I may start trying to sit as close as I can to it. Ideally I'd like a bigger TV too but not sure I can get that past the wife...
Any tips/suggestions on setup?
I feel I'm improving slowly but I've still got a long way to go before I can compete with most of you.
To give me some context, how long has everybody seem sim racing? For me it's now been 6 weeks (because playing single player forza games doesn't count)
Being car nuts I assume most people have had a 'fun' car in their time?
When I was 22 I had a Mitsubishi FTO GR which was fun. The only car I've modded, mostly interior, but added stainless exhaust and air filter with Evo VI wheels.
When I was 24 I tossed up between an Evo or an S2000. Went with the S2000 which was fun, but kind of wish now I got the Evo.
Now with kids etc I have a Mondeo; nice to drive but doesn't really have the fun factor.
What's the deal with the auto clutch and throttle blip?
When I'm using paddles I don't want to have to use the clutch pedal, so should I have auto clutch on? Yesterday I was in the 458 and must have had it off, but I don't notice and my gear changes seemed smooth. I then switched to the Mercedes-Benz 190E EVO and it was immediately clear I had the auto clutch off. Does it depend on the car you use?
I assume throttle blip is for matching revs on downshift? Again unsure if I should be using it.
Need something to put my G27 on as my gaming PC is a laptop and I play with it hooked to the TV. Currently using a small table that moves around a lot.
The GT Art stands on ebay look pretty good, but was wondering if anyone has one? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GTART-Racing-Simulator-Steering-Wheel-Stand-for-G27-PS4-T300-T300RS-458-Italia-/300723106843?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item46047e741b
They look very similar to the next level racing ones but quite a lot cheaper.