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well, this is one deadly track that I've never driven before...fair warning; it's not a half an hour to learn this one in :)

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You have to enable free camera in one of the settings ini's in the AC folder I believe.
Yeah, it's a bit obscure. Some spherical coords setting has to be 0 in a system camera cfg file (I can't remember the exact details now, but I'm sure you can find it).


I've found the free cam setting easily enough in the assetto_corsa.ini.  This allows the F5 cam.   Maybe you can extend its range by some other obscure config?

Btw I've found another handy thing:  a quick-change to any car (python app)!
https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/carsel.9725/

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Wally, how do you get  into the top-down view?  I didn't seem to have that camera angle.
F5, then use your mouse to swing the camera around.
Awesome, thanks!

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Wally, how do you get  into the top-down view?  I didn't seem to have that camera angle.

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I think it's important to remember that at the of the day what we do is really just a game based around a common interest. For me it's something to enjoy in my downtime to relax a bit and take me away from busy real life shit. The level of aggression and attitudes on the forum and voice chat do sometimes really make it a much less enjoyable environment and experience. We're all human and make mistakes, we're doing the best we can, as is Wally who has to manage this large group of people. Sure I want to understand racing and race etiquette and become better at it, so discussion is always good, but let's just be nice about it  8)
Thanks for that; I agree, things can get a bit too heated here occasionally.


Edit:
Phil, Joe, I'm glad I could educationally rear-end each of you at some point :D

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I've checked it (I wish I could save the replay video, I've nfi how).

In my opinion this is not something GzeroD could have done better, bar completely pulling out before attempting the overtake.   He was on the absolute edge of the track, braking in a straight line, and he was ahead with near-no overlap; no mistake there.
Brad could have avoided it, had he taken a line that's nearer to the track's middle.  He was sticking to his line, not conceding (sideways) space even after being fully overtaken.

(The one contentious bit IMO is that small bump before the accident.   It looked like Brad wasn't aware that GzeroD was already there.  But it did not lead to any tears, thankfully.)

So all in all:  It was a racing incident, indeed; too close racing in these cars, but I'd say no fault of GzeroD in any way. 

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.. if you cut in front of someone and start braking right away...

A few people with smelly fingers as you've all got the wrong end of the stick. I didn't cut in front of anyone. I was on the outside going in to the turn FFS. The other party chose to share that line despite the fact that braking was imminent.
Again on any other lap this falls under 'shit happens'. And the mistakes that caused the problem are promptly forgiven, but this was a first lap incident FFS. That's what I'm pissed about.

My bad, I did not get a clear description of the situation from above.  What I said sticks; it just does not apply to you here, instead applies to Brad. :)

I understand your frustration.

Edit: what lead me astray is the description:  "Tricky one: Seanus just passed Brad,... "
Starting out on that I've assumed you cut in front of him.   

I think, I'd like to see a replay, too, this is interesting.  (and I should have one for R1)

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Seanus, there's no need to be that upset; if you cut in front of someone and start braking right away, there is a good chance there'll be tears.
It's in your best interest to avoid that, don't you agree?  (as well in everyone's best interest)

That's why I always keep my line as much as I can after a late overtake, until we're past the apex and sorted the order out.  It helps heaps to avoid this, and is only a tiny drawback - if you're truly faster.   
Plus on the inside line you're likely to be able to take the correct, full-exit of the corner; so you'll be ahead with minimal loss on entry.


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Well, it was great racing until I got disconnected.  Really annoying as I was having a great night.  But this is autosport; shit happens. ;)

R1 wasn't too eventful, there was some shuffle in the first coners, picked up a couple of spots, then stayed there between Wally and AGK the whole race.

However....

In R2 I've tapped the rear of AGK going into the hairpin - apologies - and as I've re-dressed, dropped a few spots nicely.   Then I got hit from the rear myself a few corners later, luckily not too badly - but the car felt a bit funny. 
Then as I've worked hard to catch up - it was a fantastic racing experience!
The last few laps of R2 were absolutely bonkers, overtaking, capitalising mistakes, it was all there. 
Loved it.

Many tanks for the setup GB, as I got more used to it, I was able to make it work very nicely!

Thanks for all the racing, gents!

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Racing general / Re: Improved my ping with a VPN
« on: May 14, 2019, 09:57:25 PM »
That's really weird.  I've used PIA in the past, and the connection got worse every which way :/
I am with Internode, too (although on the way out).
Keep in mind that they're now TPG owned through IINET, and very likely using TPG backhaul. 

I'm actually wondering if this is a mis-measurement, rather than a real improvement...it sounds a bit implausible to me :)
Well, AC and tracert pings are definitely better with the VPN (roughly halved).


Must be true then. Awesome!

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: RTX 2080 review
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:42:54 PM »
I've checked; AC can and does use multiple cores. 
I can see it appearing on all cores, essentially.  Nice!

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Racing general / Re: Improved my ping with a VPN
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:30:56 PM »
That's really weird.  I've used PIA in the past, and the connection got worse every which way :/
I am with Internode, too (although on the way out).
Keep in mind that they're now TPG owned through IINET, and very likely using TPG backhaul. 

I'm actually wondering if this is a mis-measurement, rather than a real improvement...it sounds a bit implausible to me :)

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: RTX 2080 review
« on: May 14, 2019, 06:55:26 PM »
Thanks Bueller you are a champ :). I am now up to close to 60fps at the start. I did check cpu util and it is nowhere near 100% some cores hit 100% briefly but overall average is 60-70%, so I do not know what the go is, probably just too old to get the most out of a recent GPU.

You will only see high cpu usage on a few cores, maybe only one I reckon.  (I haven't checked)  Lots of games aren't good at using multiple cpu cores.   Hence an overclockable high-clocking cpu is better than one with 12 cores for gaming, still.

Also, it's somehow very hard to get 100% cpu even on one core, unless you're running something that's honed to stress the cpu.  (I've nfi exactly why, btw) I'll see what mine shows.
Edit: although 60-70% seems way too low

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Hardware & Reviews / Re: RTX 2080 review
« on: May 14, 2019, 12:33:56 PM »
Run this Benchmark
https://benchmark.unigine.com/superposition
 in 4K optimized and tell me your results. I am starting to question these benchmarks relevance to real world gaming, the result could be interesting.

While benchmarks aren't "real" results, here's mine from a while back. 

CPU does matter, it's not worth saving too much on it.  You don't need the latest & greatest, but if it can't drive the GPU out to its full potential, then you're better off with a weaker GPU as well.

The key is matching components, but that's ridiculously hard to achieve, especially if you plan on upgrading GPUs down the line...

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Real Life Motorsport / Re: Australian TCR racing series
« on: May 10, 2019, 08:41:14 AM »
Sounds very interesting!  Why don't you post this as a news item?

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