I was following along with the changes on this post and simply running a Practice session in Accelerated Time to see what the final qualifying times were for my changes. When the front-runners were in the 1:28:00 - 1:29:00 range at Monza I considered that to be a reasonable starting point before deciding what I wanted for my own racing.
Anyway all seemed well so I decided to have a mess around with a particular driver configuration value to see what it did. This value was the magic_grip value which is set to 1 by default. I found that by setting it to 0 the car never moved. Values between 1 and 0 had varying effects on the grip. This experimentation was to see if I could slow the cars down at the start where they shoot off into the distance (unlike the standard 35 fps where I can get off the line with some of the lesser drivers). It sort of worked, but as expected, the grip was affected during the rest of the race, and not knowing the other settings involved in the grip calculations, changing this single value is patently not the answer.
OK - so the real point of this post is this:-
During these trials I put myself into the other cars during the start and I noticed that when I have the 60fpsv2newmod selected to enable 60fps, the AI cars did not change to a gear any higher than 3rd. I reinstated the files I backed up before carrying out the changes suggested in previous posts and deselected the 60fps patch and gear-changing returned to normal.
With just the 60fps patch re-enabled but none of the configuration changes from above posts, again the gear changes stopped at 3rd. In the Ferrari driven by C. Amon the gear changes also took place at around 10,000 rpm, and when stuck in 3rd this was the max rpm achieved. In standard 35 fps mode this driver in this car changed at around 11,000 rpm or thereabouts.
Does anyone get the same?
Does the 60fps patch affect the gear changing?
Is this why the practice times slow from 1:28:00 to around 1:38:00? If so, why do the changes suggested in previous posts still speed up the cars when they are stuck in 3rd?
I'm really confused.
Edited by EzaBlade, Dec 19 2018 - 10:51 AM.