Car Set-Up Tutorial
Posted Feb 04 2017 - 10:03 AM
A PDF version would be best.
Thanks for your help
Posted Feb 04 2017 - 10:16 AM
Posted Feb 04 2017 - 10:39 AM
Posted Feb 04 2017 - 10:40 AM
Search here especially for posts by Lee200, who has detailed extensively how the physics model works.
Not aware of a PDF.
Search web for race car setups, etc.
The Grand Prix Legends physics model is very accurate (in broad strokes) so it is appropriate to use real life advice as much as in-sim advice.
Ultimately it is your call what you run.
Be your own expert.
Make your own.
There's several tons of info about this.
Just have to sort it on your own because even experts have different opinions and priorities.
BTW, replicating a r/l setup only makes sense if your display is properly calibrated.
Otherwise, just use whatever it takes and pay attention to lap times and car behavior to dial-in a setup that works for you.
There are lots of cars now.
So Pete asks a good question.
But in general all cars are the same...shocks are shocks, etc.
Welcome to SRMZ!
Edited by John Woods, Feb 04 2017 - 10:49 AM.
Posted Feb 04 2017 - 12:50 PM
Posted Feb 04 2017 - 02:42 PM
You can get some nice reading in the 4 wheel drift manual that came with the game(http://srmz.net/inde...?showtopic=5931)
some other topics that may interest you:
Posted Feb 04 2017 - 04:40 PM
Posted Feb 04 2017 - 07:07 PM
Posted Feb 04 2017 - 07:30 PM
Not aware of precursor.
There is a separate GPLRE Help Download written by Nate Hine irrc, which is good reading but others have a different opinion in some places, noting that when Race Engineer came out it was early on in GPL history. For instance, according to expert analysis, he got bump rubbers entirely wrong.
Contrary to what I always wanted to believe, seems there are no magic numbers or special secret setups, setup tips or cheat codes. The computational numbers and relationships are based on the same very well proven mathematics that r/l users apply to their car designs and setups, and the cars very accurately behave as they should and would.
The only big setup secret I know about is The Shock Chart, which revealed the difference in bump and rebound settings that is hidden by the in-game menu, (and its no longer secret, but was for many years).
At this point jmo there is no comprehensive authoritative guide to setting up a car in Grand Prix Legends. There are lots of bits and pieces hidden in these threads that offer very special insight into how and why a GPL car behaves as it does and what it thinks its doing. Some of it is linked on gpllinks but a lot you won't know its there until you find it.
Unless someone else finds it and posts a link.
Probably pretty sure no doubt the best setup advice is articles found here.
Edited by John Woods, Feb 04 2017 - 07:50 PM.
Posted Feb 04 2017 - 08:43 PM
Posted Feb 04 2017 - 09:22 PM
After that, test and experiment to validate, which is less than fun for me.
Rather be driving.
Edited by John Woods, Feb 04 2017 - 09:23 PM.
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