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#21 John Woods

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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 08:18 AM

View PostManfred Cubenoggin, on Nov 06 2019 - 06:38 AM, said:

...just killed my 2nd borne.  It was quite a shocking moment.

Really early on, within the first few weeks of getting on track with AI, flailing around trying to stay on track slammed into Jim Clark taking us both out in a noisy flaming crash into oblivion, apparently triggering in my brain a direct connection to the day I learned he was gone.

I'd killed Jimmy!

It shook me up for a few days.

I thought, "this game is seriously messing with my head."



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#22 Pete Gaimari

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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 08:21 AM

If I wanted to race online again i'd go back to iRacing. It has a lot more racing. I could race 4-5 times a day 7 days a week if I wanted too. In GPL most leagues race only once a week and some only once every two weeks. When I raced online in GPL I was in 5 leagues so I could race more.

One of the advantages with racing the AI is I can do it anytime I want. I'm not stuck with any set schedule I have to show up for. I've been known to not be able to sleep and get up at 3am and start a race. I'm a hunter and fly fisherman. It takes a lot of my time. I'm also into combat flight sims that are extremely accurate and hard to learn and compete in. I fly the F-16 and the manuals to learn to fly it were over 1000 pages. That also takes a lot of my time. Even with all that I still manage to do 2 full GP races in GPL a month. I'll never stop doing that.

Anyway, it's fun to accomplish goals. You all should have some and give it 100% to do them.

#23 Pete Gaimari

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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 09:35 AM

View PostPTRACER, on Nov 05 2019 - 11:14 PM, said:

What are the default settings? There are so many tweaks to the game now, I have no idea what they are :clap: (Is it GEM+ AI set to 1 or 0?)

Also, having never run a full race, I have no idea what generally happens with the AI. Do many retire? Do they progressively get faster? What sort of laptimes would the AI be setting at Silverstone or Monza during the race?


These are the times I get for a full GP races with nothing done to the AI and set at 1.0. Keep in mind you have 4 hours to set your time.

Kyalami............1.19.76
Mexico.............1.48.40
Monaco...........1.24.55
Monza............ 1.28.47
Mosport..........1.21.20
Nurburg..........8.07.35
Rouen............1.56.42
Silver..............1.28.77
Spa.................3.19.58
Watkins..........1.04.67
Zandvoort.......1.24.01

Edited by Pete Gaimari, Nov 06 2019 - 09:36 AM.


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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 11:04 AM

I just did some practicing, I'm well into the 1:28s driving a Ferrari at Monza and was into the 27s with the Lotus. Silverstone 1:26s....i guess I have championship winning pace.

Thanks for posting those!

Edited by PTRACER, Nov 06 2019 - 11:05 AM.


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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 11:06 AM

Pete,

I don't fully understand your last post. Are those the AI pole times or are they your times? And are they using the '67 cars?

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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 11:11 AM

Those are the Papy 67 F1 AI qualifyng times at default settings. (1.0) They're the full GP times. The AI times will be different according to what race/damage you choose. The Nov race and GP races are quite different.

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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 11:16 AM

View PostPTRACER, on Nov 06 2019 - 11:04 AM, said:

I just did some practicing, I'm well into the 1:28s driving a Ferrari at Monza and was into the 27s with the Lotus. Silverstone 1:26s....i guess I have championship winning pace.

Thanks for posting those!

How do you do at the other tracks? Also, keep in mind the race times will be slower and half the field won't be running at the end of the race. So, you'll do fine in a GP race if you can stay consistent for 2 hours and keep from getting any damage. You can't afford to touch another car or armco. The race is too long for a car that's pulling to one side. Make all your shifts smooth and under redline. It goes without saying to also protect your tires.

Good luck.

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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 11:42 AM

I've never tried online. I'm relatively happy racing the ai. I like the storyline and nostalgic feel of racing a full season with 100% distance. Whether I finish last or not at all, it's the immersion of been back in the 50's/60's that does it for me. Like your actually there. To me it's like when you read a good book and you immerse yourself into another zone for a little while, before coming back to reality. But everybody's different and have different reasons and goals.

I'm waiting for the 68 mod to appear, so I can do a 60's F1 career with 65,66,67 and 69. I may include a start in 55 and also F2?

@ Pete: I'm also into combat flight sims that are extremely accurate and hard to learn and compete in.

I've looked at recently the game Eurofighter Typhoon by Rage https://en.m.wikiped...oon_(video_game)

https://www.amazon.c...n/dp/B0000DZ90C

Have you played it and what's your honest opinion and view?

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Edited by twinpotter, Nov 06 2019 - 11:46 AM.


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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 12:05 PM

No, I haven't. Mine are BMS 4.34 and DCS. BMS is the original 1998 Falcon 4 sim that's been modded a lot. Very much like GPL.

DCS is a modern sim with great graphics. They have quite a few study planes that take a long time to learn. They're so accurate that real fighter pilots can jump in the DCS planes and fly them just like the real planes. Every switch and knob in the cockpit can be clicked. All systems are just like the real planes. It takes me 20 minutes to just start one up. It takes me years to learn a plane and be competitive in it. I read it's good to work out the brain just like a muscle when we get older. My poor brain knows what hard work is with these sims. Fun stuff. :)

Edited by Pete Gaimari, Nov 06 2019 - 12:06 PM.


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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 12:16 PM

Sounds interesting Pete. Will check them out.

I've played games like Rise of Flight, Strike Fighters, Battle of Britain 1&2(Bob) and other old ones like Flying Corps and Red Barron.

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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 01:08 PM

To give you an idea. Here's the DCS F-16 start up.
https://www.youtube....s6v9wG8&index=3

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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 01:26 PM

That's actually a training mission. If you let it run it will go to other training missions if you're interested. Kind of boring if you're not actually in the plane doing what he tells you. He moves pretty fast, so it's a good idea to memorize it all from the manuals first or you'll be lost.

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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 01:51 PM

Wow Pete that's truly complex but amazing. Thanks for the links. Bet it took some time to get used to, but very rewarding on completion and achieving training success. What a challenge.

I thought train Sims were complex but that's blown me away.

Ah free on Steam, but 60 gig space. Mmm 🤔🤔

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Edited by twinpotter, Nov 06 2019 - 01:52 PM.


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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 02:30 PM

They hook you with the free download. It comes with a P-51 and a Russian attack plane. After that it's pay for all planes, campaigns, and terrain. As an example just the F-16 is $80.

If you're tempted to get it I don't suggest you get it from Steam. It's better to get it right off their website. They also have a very active forum.

https://www.digitalc...mulator.com/en/

Edited by Pete Gaimari, Nov 06 2019 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 02:57 PM

Just one more. This is another of my favorite planes. I have a ton of hours in this plane. It's a navy plane, so you have to learn to take off and land on a carrier. Landing at night in a storm on a carrier will get your heart rate up. Foggy is even worse.

Have a look at the F/A-18C. This all game play. Sometimes it's hard to tell game from real.

https://www.youtube....h?v=I3fm4HwVdE8

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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 03:23 PM

Jeez Pete that's simply World class. Thanks for the link again.

Gonna have to seriously think about it all. So life-like and amazing.

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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 04:07 PM

It's quite a challenge. You won't be bored. :)

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Posted Nov 06 2019 - 05:07 PM

Maybe maybe Pete 🤔👍

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Posted Nov 07 2019 - 03:48 AM

View PostPete Gaimari, on Nov 06 2019 - 11:16 AM, said:

How do you do at the other tracks? Also, keep in mind the race times will be slower and half the field won't be running at the end of the race. So, you'll do fine in a GP race if you can stay consistent for 2 hours and keep from getting any damage. You can't afford to touch another car or armco. The race is too long for a car that's pulling to one side. Make all your shifts smooth and under redline. It goes without saying to also protect your tires.

Good luck.

Eh? I have never had to watch my tyres in GPL before. Do they lose grip that much?

I'm also concerned about my fuel. The Ferrari has 63 laps of fuel, but the Italian GP is 68 laps...

Edited by PTRACER, Nov 07 2019 - 03:56 AM.


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Posted Nov 07 2019 - 07:51 AM

The tires will lose grip if you get them too hot. You can't do hot laps like you can with short races.

The Ferrari is a problem with fuel. I don't use it much. When I do I have to really back off my pace to save fuel which is no fun.




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