August Series

Discussion in 'PSN General' started by dmcallis, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. SCCAracer36

    SCCAracer36 Licensed Racer

    i want in! Hopefully tonight
    I know most people in this thread know me and how clean I wish to race PSN = SCCAracer36
    I would take the Vantage #33

    By the way I'm using a Thrustmaster T150 which isn't on the list of choices to pick.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2017
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  2. wyldanimal

    wyldanimal Licensed Racer

    Glad to see you join in the fun
  3. dmcallis

    dmcallis Licensed Racer

    Last Night's Results:

    Windfire1010 30
    jazzpurr09 15
    WyldAnimal_ 10
    MastrGT 7
    sccaracer36 5
    nba336 2
    dmcallis 2
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017
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  4. dmcallis

    dmcallis Licensed Racer

    Right now, it looks like pretty weather for next week's race.
  5. wyldanimal

    wyldanimal Licensed Racer

    Just out of Curiosity... Can we make a mid-Series Car Change? I'd switch to the Aston V8 if allowed. ????

    I chose the Genetta, because it was a car I hadn't used before and thought this would be a chance to use it.
    Last night after the race, I test drove every car, using the same settings as the race event.

    The Genetta and the Rocket Bunny, tied for last place under my control. upper 1:21's to 1:22's
    ( the Genetta was tuned. Un-tuned I had a hard time getting 1:23's and 1:24's in it, very hard to handle. actually the worst of the bunch.)
    The BMW and the Hybrid were about even... upper 1:20's - 1:21's
    The Aston V8 was by far the easiest to drive mid to low 1:19's
    and the Mustang, hands down the Quickest... but not the easiest to handle. mid to low 1:18's

    the other cars were not tuned. ( or had an tune from a previous use )

    With Tuning, I'm sure the times could be reduced...

    Also worth noting...
    The Setting is REAL Aids. Meaning, if the Factory car had the Aid, you can use it...
    All of the Cars, are equipped with both ABS and Traction control, except for one. none of the allow stability control.
    The Genetta does not have any factory equipped Aids.

    I did use ABS on the other cars. It's not available on the Genetta. Even with tuning, the fronts lock up quickly,
    I think that is part of my Time loss with that car.

    PS, if I had to Choose a car based on How Fun it was to drive...
    I'd pick the Rocket bunny.
    While not a fast lap car, man you can Toss it around and slide through the corners under great control.

    We should do a series with that car...

    The Best Sounding car, and a Fun car ( needs a skilled touch )
    the Mustang
    It's a Blast to Drive, and it's the quickest. 145 down the front straight..
    with tuning, and a good corner exit, I'll bet you could reach 150

    the other contenders, are barely reaching 135
  6. dmcallis

    dmcallis Licensed Racer

    When you had your tune, you were placing pretty well, actually. Afraid the restart (and pCars' bugs) killed you there.

    The idea was to run the same car the entire event. I'll hear opinions on continuing that. We have one "no" vote, obviously...

    Sound off, guys. It's a tie as of now... :)
  7. dmcallis

    dmcallis Licensed Racer

    When I put this together, I knew the Ginetta lacked ABS, or I did soon after, since it's what I am driving. I didn't realize the others had it...

    Would anyone strongly object to staying in the car you chose, but going with "Driving Aids = OFF" Instead of "Real"?

    That would give a better feel I was kinda going for (and - foolishly, it turned out - thought was built into the GT4 grouping) Kinda light and maneuverable, but lower-powered VS straight-line fast, but slow through the corners... The aids are working to throw that out the window.

    The first two races stand. The last three will have a bit more of an even playing field.

    Sorry for not catching this.

    Now, anyone object?
  8. wyldanimal

    wyldanimal Licensed Racer

    I'm fine with staying in the Genneta, as it's what I chose.
    Not from test driving, but based on that I hadn't really used it before.

    your input is all that was needed DM...
  9. NBA336

    NBA336 Licensed Racer

    It doesn't matter to me, but I'll be staying with the BMW. Not the fastest, but that's fine. It's about the fun (except when AI crashes you into the wall of course!) LOL.
  10. wyldanimal

    wyldanimal Licensed Racer

    Speaking of the AI.. I thought it added a different experience to the race... But I would like to suggest using a higher setting for the AI, if it is used again.
    I think DM mentioned it was at 50%.
    I personally run the AI at 75 to 80%, but others chimed in and said 100%

    at 100%, how would points be affec ted if the AI beat us drivers?
    is the points order then based on the Order of just the Human drivers then?

    So if 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, place were AI, and Human was 4th, you call 4th, 1st place for the Humans?
  11. dmcallis

    dmcallis Licensed Racer

    I am treating it as a multi-class race. Humans one class, the AI in their own.

    So human points ignore the AI.

    I'd prefer about 70-75% on them. Barring major mistakes (i.e. just my inevitable minor mistakes) I can keep up with them that way.

    Agreed they need to not be a menace on track (that's my job, after all, sadly...) but I was kinda using them as someone for myself to race with...

    I'll have no problem dropping them if they are that big of a problem at a "dm" level...
  12. dmcallis

    dmcallis Licensed Racer

    Weather still looks good for tomorrow.

    Notice the change to the regulations, however.
  13. NBA336

    NBA336 Licensed Racer

    HI. I'll be missing the race tomorrow I'm afraid. Hurt my back and can't sit in the chair. Hopefully will be there next week.
  14. dmcallis

    dmcallis Licensed Racer

    Been there too. Hope you heal soon.
  15. wyldanimal

    wyldanimal Licensed Racer

    two ??? in Yellow.

    And I think the changes to the Driving Aids are good..
    especially for DS4 users
  16. dmcallis

    dmcallis Licensed Racer

    OOPS... Yeah, this is three. Missed that.

    Who is using the DS4?
  17. wyldanimal

    wyldanimal Licensed Racer

    Dm, please click on my Last replay.. The Quote Box will expand to show you the Yellow Questions...
  18. Jazzpurr09

    Jazzpurr09 Licensed Racer

    The Azure circuit tonight has got to be the ultimate test for me and the Boss Beast. I've had to come up with a totally different set up for this race and still find it real hard and get around a track without tagging the wall... Although it can be done , but maintaining the focus necessary for 45 minutes to do so is going to be the challenge..
    The excitement is starting to build around the Jazzpurr09 Racing Garage.. looking forward to tonight's event..
    Please wish me luck, I'm surely going to need it. I don't believe this is the ideal track for the Mustang...
    See you tonight...
  19. oldboy1943

    oldboy1943 Licensed Racer

    The Aston doesn't like the hairpin ether! We will have a good fight with the smaller cars.
    See you all tonight.
  20. SCCAracer36

    SCCAracer36 Licensed Racer

    Yes I'm out with no ABS and Aids not set to real. cant drive the car. It won't be any fun for me.

    But that's me, I won't ruin any one elses fun, just count me out.

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