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#1 GrandPrixYannick

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Posted Aug 16 2018 - 01:48 PM

I've been quite a fan of the Codemasters's F1 series. I've been playing it for what must be over a thousand hours altogether. (my Steam says I played F1 2017 for +360 hours!!)
Career mode has always been a game mode for me that can really make me stick to games if they are good.

Since F1 2016 they have been developing the game significantly.
For F1 2017 I got quite hyped with the progress they have been making and the features that came with it. So much I pre-ordered it.

Now F1 2018 is not far away and once again I am really hyped and is it already in my game library.
The career mode looks even more immersive and complete than it has even been before.
Not only that, from watching the diaries they published, I notice that they push the game slightly further to sim racing, which is what I'm pretty excited about.
Here a few videos to watch:

Diary 1 (Interviews & Contracts):


Diary 2 (Research & Development revamp)


Diary 3 (Game Physics)
https://www.youtube....h?v=s4nn2KTZ0FQ (can only show two max so click on link)

So yeah, that said, any of you who are interested and what're your thoughts?

UPDATE: First bunch of reviews have come out, some have lauded it as the best F1 title yet.

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Posted Aug 16 2018 - 03:16 PM

I used to play those games in coop championship with my brother from 2012 up untill F1 2015, that was always a lot of fun. F1 2016 had terribly slow gamepad steering that made certain track almost impossible and since than I lost interest in the series. Now I have a wheel maybe I should give it a try again, is the force feedback any good?

Also wonder if the coop championship mode against AI still excists, I know online races against random player were always a wreckfest.

Edited by Millennium, Aug 16 2018 - 03:17 PM.


#3 GrandPrixYannick

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Posted Aug 16 2018 - 04:23 PM

Personally, I'd say it is pretty good. Just don't put it all max.

Online Championship mode exists, you can set it to open and private in F1 2017.
I don't see why it wouldn't be on F1 2018.
Speaking of which, it will have a safety license feature which'll give an indication if you are a safe driver or a total knobhead.

Up for a Co-Op thingy? :lol:

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Posted Aug 17 2018 - 03:42 AM

Cool, I will install F1 2016 later this weekend to give it a try with the wheel. I don't know if I will get 2017 or the new game anytime soon, but it sure sounds like fun to do a coop/online championship again.

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Posted Aug 17 2018 - 04:03 AM

I know that big part of sim racing community hate F1 games for being "simcade"... But I really like how immersive they are with how they present career. You really feel like a driver.
F1 games are the best "career" simulators.

That voice activated race engineer feature in their games is awesome.

Track boundries in some editions are laughable, they should do something about it, I dont know how its going to be in 2018. In single mode it doesn't matter, but for competition online it should be finetuned better.

I don't think any sim racing title in 2018 should be released without online mode matchmaking similar to iRacing/SRS/GT Sport.
Same goes for VR support.

Anyway, F1 games are really good value and lots of fun, if you buy them discounted when they go on sale ;)

Edited by JohannDaart, Aug 17 2018 - 04:05 AM.


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Posted Aug 17 2018 - 05:58 AM

The interview regarding Physics with the Senior Car Handling Designer David Greco sounds really promising.

I haven`t driven a F1 Codemasters title for ages, but maybe the time has come now to start again.

It will also feature 20 classic cars. :) :thumbup:

F1® 2018 | OFFICIAL GAMEPLAY TRAILER 3 | MAKE HEADLINES [UK]
https://www.youtube....h?v=0CntXypxgYI

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Posted Aug 17 2018 - 02:10 PM

I've also done some F1 2017, it's a fun game, but it's been a while I did load it up. I might do it next week driving Spa a bit in prep of the F1 race. My career is just past halfway in my first season with McLaren. I've demoted Alonso to 2nd driver. :D

Edited by Robert Fleurke, Aug 17 2018 - 02:12 PM.


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Posted Aug 19 2018 - 09:02 AM

My problem with the whole F1 series are the cars. I have no interest in cars with that much grip

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Posted Aug 20 2018 - 07:02 AM

New development video! Art & Audio:



Minor additional information (please tell me I'm not the only one somehow):
If you are a bit aware of the modern F1 YouTuber community, they have also scanned faces of the popular ones within them.
They are fitted in as mechanics for the teams. See if you can spot them!

Edited by GrandPrixYannick , Aug 20 2018 - 07:12 AM.


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Posted Aug 20 2018 - 07:43 AM

The visuals are stunning.

Interesting.

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Posted Aug 20 2018 - 08:11 AM

It does look good, but what kind of system does it take to see all these effects?

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Posted Aug 20 2018 - 09:20 AM

View PostPete Gaimari, on Aug 20 2018 - 08:11 AM, said:

It does look good, but what kind of system does it take to see all these effects?
I'm just copy-pasting this from Steam.

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    MINIMUM:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64bit Versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2130 or AMD FX 4300
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT 640 or AMD HD 7750
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    RECOMMENDED:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64bit Versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 8600K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD RX 580
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system


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Posted Aug 20 2018 - 11:13 AM

Yes, but we all know that even the recommended specs won't always run at full graphics.

I have all the spes beat pretty bad except my vid card is a 1060. We know it will take more to run at full bore. Not a reason to not buy it. Just what to expect.

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Posted Aug 20 2018 - 05:08 PM

I would need an upgrade, videocard. I can barely run F1 2017 in single screen. But current setup is good enough for triple screen GPL. Also AMS is hard on my system, barely triple screens. To be fair I do mostly GPL, and F1 2018 is no priority.

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Posted Aug 21 2018 - 02:25 AM

My problem is

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Looks like I have to free up disk space again on my GAMES partition. :rolleyes:

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Posted Aug 21 2018 - 01:27 PM

Remember when games weren't close to even 1 gig.? PC2 is 50gig too.

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Posted Aug 21 2018 - 02:15 PM

I am only expect it to increase. Luckily, so do our hard drives :)

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Posted Aug 21 2018 - 04:35 PM

ah the good old days of gaming when a whole game was loaded onto one or two 360kb or 720kb 5 1/4 inch floppy disk

or god forbid a cassette tape

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Posted Aug 23 2018 - 09:23 AM

I tried F1 2016 with the wheel today but the force feedback feels terrible in my opinion. I was kind of expecting it to be a bit numb since it's not a hardcore simulator, but this was dissapointing. I would rather play it with a gamepad if I could and the steering sensitivity was as it were in F1 2012 or 2015.

But now I have a wheel I'll stick to the non-official options in rFactor 2 and Automobilista, I find those much more enjoyable. rFactor 2 also has fantastic AI drivers, but saldy no championship mode.

Edited by Millennium, Aug 23 2018 - 09:24 AM.


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Posted Aug 23 2018 - 09:44 AM

View PostMillennium, on Aug 23 2018 - 09:23 AM, said:

I tried F1 2016 with the wheel today but the force feedback feels terrible in my opinion. I was kind of expecting it to be a bit numb since it's not a hardcore simulator, but this was dissapointing. I would rather play it with a gamepad if I could and the steering sensitivity was as it were in F1 2012 or 2015.

But now I have a wheel I'll stick to the non-official options in rFactor 2 and Automobilista, I find those much more enjoyable. rFactor 2 also has fantastic AI drivers, but saldy no championship mode.
The F1 2016 FFB is bad. I have played it as well on the wheel and especially over the kerbs I have no idea what its doing. Sometimes it seems to stay stuck to turning left/right.
F1 2017 however is way better, guaranteed. And for what I've heard F1 2018 should also have great FFB with the new physics systems.

Can't really quote on F1 2012 and 2015 because my wheel (G920) doesn't function properly on either.

Edited by GrandPrixYannick , Aug 23 2018 - 09:45 AM.





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