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Chaos
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can "Professional LFS driving" be taken as a reason for issuing a long time visa? if so, i'm moving to NZ right now ;D
Chaos
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Quote from BreadC :this is general lfs...

you should of posted in Technical Assistance

and with a better thread name... something like "low fps with win7" ...
Chaos
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Quote from menantoll :Remember that we are only hearing one side of the story here. On top of that we are hearing a side of the story comming from someone who feels hard done by in the deal.

True, I've put a lot of effort into getting the deals, but with no outcome.

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I'm willing to bet that a look at the correspondance from both sides would change the whole look of this thread.

Don't know, but I will not quote the emails.

Quote from menantoll :
Without seeing the email you sent them asking for a status update this means nothing. Also based on the way you have written in this thread I can't see it being the nicest of emails. We all know that the devs have got bogged down with tyre physics etc. and an email asking for an update on something that they likely put on the back burner could have steered them towards saying "lets just not bother with that then"

It was the people from Buggyra who had to ask, to get an answer from the devs. And yes, the devs say in the mail it is because of the tyre physics and other things.
Quote from menantoll :Finally you are saying you didn't even bother asking them about the Skoda so this thread is really just another "whinge at the devs" thread with a "lets wind the locals up" thrown in.

No I did not bother, because from my previous experience it would be useless. And yes, as I said before, my aim was to stirr things up a little.

boothy> 9.9.2008 I made the offer, 27.10.2009 they said they will not make the truck.

no, I will not give a link, read my previous post for the reasons... The only thing I can give you are these 2 photos> http://www.facebook.com/#!/alb ... 82921&id=111081706057
Chaos
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No, my point is to poke the devs a bit, to get moving a get things done...

I don't think this makes LFS a big failure, I still hope that the devs will come up with something which will make LFS a star again...

and I will not promote the mod, one> because the people from Skoda Auto have not yet said it could be made public, two> this is not the place for that...
Chaos
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hotmail> the thing is, that 3 times I came up with an offer for the devs, 2x they turned it down right away and the last one, the truck, they at first said yes, I've sent them a 3d model of the truck, but after some time, the guys from Buggyra started asking on the progress and after about a year of the thing being in the status "yes, it will be" it changed to "no, sorry" ... How do you think we looked like infront of the Buggyra guys?
So when we got the offer from Skoda Auto to model the Fabia RS, we did not ask the devs, we went straight to rF and made the mod in 3 weeks to a complete satisfaction of Skoda Auto... Would you have gone to the devs again after such experience and with such a deal?
Chaos
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Quote from MadCatX :DevilDare: What offers have they turned down? Perhaps the truck, but I guess that a proper truck simulation would involve chassis flex and perhaps few other modifications which they just didn't feel like doing at that time.

chassis flex and what cought the attention of the devs, was making a proper simulation of the brakes, because brakes management (see cooling) is a huge factor in truck racing...

and aside from what rockclan said, I arranged that they could make the racetrack in Most ( http://www.autodrom-most.cz/cz ... todromu/parametry-okruhu/ ) for free, then the Skoda Octavia and then the deal with Buggyra, which when they turned down, i decided that this was my final attempt...

So we turned to rF, because we were able to make the Fabia mod in 3 weeks...

And yes, I'm sad, that it is not LFS where the Fabia is...
Skoda Fabia RS
Chaos
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Just to inform you guys.

In the light of how the development of truck racing in LFS (I prepared a deal for LFS with Buggyra (the last years European Champions in truck racing)) went (the devs at first liked it, but then decided the time was not ripe for trucks to make it into LFS). We now finished Skoda Fabia RS (with full support from Skoda Auto) for rFactor.

Well, this all could have been for LFS, but the devs have their policy... No bad feelings from our side involved, just stating things the way they are...
Chaos
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could this zombie idea make it at least partially (oval with lx4? please...) into the new patch with updated physics? It would be a nice touch...
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Chaos
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Quote from wild :I think we should wait until it's officially released to see what the Developers have done with the track, I'm pretty sure it's not 100% finished yet.

true, but we don't know if they thought about this, since it's not a bug
Add spectators to Rockingham
Chaos
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Looking at the screens of Rockingham I noticed the spectator grandstands are empty... Understandable on an exclusive testday, but raceweekends? What about adding some spectators? I think on league races like the MoE, STCC and a lot of other well known leagues, the grandstands would be full
Chaos
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Quote from hazaky :How about the PublicTV permission? Because im not on "ordinary" user. U know - its my music production channel/user. So, myea ... maybe just someone else would upload it.

PublicTV is ok with any mirror as long their watermark stays visible...
Quote from Bob Smith :A nice bit of coverage there. Chaos, is it you not being a presenter, or just the Czech language, but your talking was just like this wall of noise. Is it not normal to stop to breath when talking?

Still, a nice promotion, nicely biased to avoid mentioning any other race sims, especially those that also work with the 301. Perhaps it's just the translated text but it might have come across a bit misleading (that to use the 301, you have to use LFS).

well, I guess it's both but I was talking pretty fast, to get as much information as possible into the time we had... about the other sims for 301> at the begining Jaroslav said that LFS is not the only game working with the 301, but as I look at it now, I could have translated his sentence better, to make it more clear... he said> it's a state of the art piece of hardware on which you can also play LFS among others.

btw. a plea to an english native speaker> please, are there some big mistakes in the subtitles? could you please write where and how the correct version should be? Man learns best from his own mistakes Thanks!

thanks guys for the appreciation
Chaos
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Flame> thx, but why didn't I know about it sooner?

both are the same file... and i dunno, the second link shows their page and then directly offers me to save the file...

I'm sorry, but I can't make a better mirror, because I'm "camping" with the 301 at the racetrack in Brno and the wifi in the paddock has only about 5-10kb upload...
Live For Speed & Force Dynamics 301 at PublicTV
Chaos
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Hello everyone,

at the begining of April this report about LFS and FD301 was aired by one of the Czech TV stations - Public TV and I promised I'll do the english subtitles. So here they are

note> We use custom textures at FernBay for better contrast, because the 301 uses a projector, so be calm, no new FernBay for now.

The reportage without the other parts can be downloaded here and here (400MB hires, if slow, use other mirrors).

LQ version megaupload mirror. - Thanks to TV[cz]
Hires version mirror. - Thanks to Renku

any reuploading is fine as long as the PublicTV watermark stays visible...

The subtitles for this version can be found here.

Enjoy!
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Chaos
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Quote from Furiously-Fast :It's called closed beta's.... which are all tested out in Germany. Probably because they are dominating the LFS community.

this video is from the Czech Republic and we got the Scirocco solely for the purpose of shooting this TV report (premiere will be on saturday 11.4. at 18.30 CET, here http://www.publictv.cz/cz/menu/4/online-vysilani/ (czech language, sorry, but I think english subtitles will be around soon ). It will be about LFS, how organised races are made over the internet, that it is possible to race with people all over the planet and about the connection of LFS&301 since the 301 works best with it from all the other simulators
Quote from Amynue :Do they have a desert mod and some custom tarmac textures or we are going to get some Fern Bay update in 0.6A?

Those are textures from the LFS Database, big thanks to the authors of those, we use them because of the added contrast... on the 301 there is an overhead projector with only 1024x768 resolution and during the day it was hard for people, who don't know the track, to find their way around as it was dark>tarmac, dark> grass, now its dark>tarmac, light>grass/sand...
Quote from Byku :Nope, it's power to weight ratio is much better than XFG, but of course it's much worse than TBO class.

true, its slower than the TBO class and easy to drive since its fwd has abs and traction control...
Chaos
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nice points guys, reconsidering this i would say that "one of the reasons, why the cars flip" are the too stiff suspensions...
a thought about cars "flip-happines"
Chaos
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I could not sleep last night and one of the thoughts that came up is, that the reason why some cars in LFS are too much easily flipped on their roof is the too forgiving suspension damage... here's why>
because the suspension damage is too forgiving, the most setups are VERY stiff, because there is no need for too much suspension travel... the only reason real cars have more is to deal with the unevenness of the road, bumps, curbs... In LFS we are not afraid that we get our suspension damaged and to get better times, stiffer suspension is better... So when you drive over a curb with such a stiff suspension, the suspension does not absorb the bump that much, but on the contrary, through the stiff spring carries the bump over to the body of the car, thus the car flips much more easily...

could it be or am I out of my mind here?
Chaos
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don't read it if it's not good for you...
Chaos
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Quote from T.J. :Driving lights should come on when the ignition is turned on...

depends on the country... in our country all time lights on are a law just shortly...
Chaos
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Quote from AndroidXP :But I guess the devs have to take the chances to get real cars and a bit of publicity "for free" where they can.

nope, unless you mean a different "for free" ...
Chaos
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Quote from ORION :You are not doing anything wrong though

thanks for saying this, made me feel a bit better
Chaos
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Quote from danowat :It's all about the benjamins baby

if so, then it's sad...
Chaos
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Quote from mutt107 :1 free car and 1 track wow they need to include it.

I guess its too late now... the track has just recently been made into rF and the owners lost interest in having it in LFS... about the car, I don't know, I could ask, but dunno why I shoud...
Chaos
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great news!

but it made me angry... about two years ago I offered the devs to include a race version of Skoda Octavia, I got permisson from the factory, but they said no... More years back I offered them a real life racetrack for free (the one I used to work at), even got them very accurate GPS data of the track that one very known team (very successful in 24h of LeMans) made during testing there, but again - no...

I really don't want to brag here, but I was the deputy sport director at the second largest racetrack in our country, now I work at the ACCR (the body that has the sport authority in our country), got licenses for Clerk of the course and sporting steward for both cars and bikes, for bikes even a FIM license and just now I'm part of the international Jury at MotoGP in Brno...
I got a very direct access to most resources (drivers, riders, factories, track owners, etc.) directy related to motorsport, but the devs just ignore me, if they wanted I could bring a lot to LFS, I tried, but with no effect...

what am I doing wrong? this really took away my motivation to do anything more in this field for LFS...
Chaos
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I call for new content for a long time now and thus I'm all for this idea! But I don't like the pay-per-content idea. This would divide the community into those who have all the content and those who don't...
Chaos
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hmm, would it be possible to have an "auto vote" system here? I would set it to YES for any new tracks! to answer in every thread wanting new tracks in one form or another...
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