I just get the feeling that unless the rules are tightened up, we may see the more worthy and knowledgable amongst drift away and be left with pointless flames and comments, that are neither helpful or worth spending time to type/read.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not generalizing anyone, in fact it's pointed at the people who misunderstand the work that's going into this, it's just that there seems to be a rather large amount of bitching going on here about it, which ends up in nasty sniping about development/lack of.
I just think folks should appreciate what they've got, as there are a whole lot of people in this world with absolutely nothing, never mind a S1/S2 license, and stop moaning about something they've already got, and are getting free updates for
I've been looking at the forum quite regularly since I got into this game, but lately, I haven't had the time to play quite as regularly as I wanted, which brings me to the crux of the matter.
All you people who are whinging about lack of patches and development should just take time out from the game, 6 months or a year, as I have, and you will realise that over that time the game has indeed advanced, I find it far more enjoyable to play now, and appreciate the work that's gone into every detail. I also look forward to the next patch, which I believe is bringing a tyre physics update. I will not be moaning about the lack of development, as I can see that to implement the tyre physics would mean a major re-work of the code, and a slow down on the actual forward motion of the development. I'm quite pleased that Scavier have decided to go this route as it shows a particular eye to detail which I appreciate. Why would I want to play another NFS for heavens sakes. As has been stated many times on this forum, we are getting updates and patches for FREE, yes free. Just feel lucky you're along for the ride, as I think once complete, this sim is going to be one heck of a drive!
Time off from the game is an option, go play something else or get out more, when you come back I guarantee you'll appreciate it more, as I have.
to the devs!!!!
p.s. please stop all the pointless threads about no patches and lack of development, they are beginning to get VERY tiresome. In fact someone should make a sticky thread about the patches and development of the sim, so that new posters will be aware of the situation.
You would say that, but S2 has been updated time and again with more content, and will soon have a shiny new tyre physics engine to enhance it further. The Forza Motorsports, has never been updated, only sequels added, each costing way more than LFS S1 and S2 combined.
You're never going to please everybody on here as to whether it's too cheap or not, as the purists tend to not want wreckers and the like, but I think it's great for people who are less fortunate in the financial stakes, because it means they can hop on for the ride, meaning we don't lose any great talent out there!
Why do folks end up flaming each other when we get this situation?!?!
Yes, I agree it would be a great enhancement to the game to have some real life tracks, but I fear the devs have enough on their hands trying to get things the way they want it right now, and folks keep wanting more and more everyday, its not an easy job to keep a balance, which is probably why they are developing this game the way they are, after all, it's their project, we're just along for the ride!!
And, yes, many people have posted similar threads, and many other duplicate ones, all without using the search button, only to find the folks who are on this forum day in day out, and every hour in between, getting on their back just because they may think that they are some sort of superior forum being (no offence intended, by the way, all you forum regulars ). Most of these people who post have not posted many posts, or are noobs to the forum, and all that is achieved is getting each others back up and driving future friends away.
I'm sorry if my 2 pence worth has annoyed anyone, I just thought that it's always the same on here when folks jump at each others throats, and then the whole thread ends up off topic, then gets locked.
I used to hate SO, but I had a brief break from LFS last year, I got back into it again with the STCC servers, and since they had, and still have, SO running a lot, I learned to drive the combos better, and have actually come to enjoy it. It rewards accuracy (not that I'm the most accurate driver), I just think that with a bit of practise you can learn a track/combo.
Don't give up on it after a couple of botched laps, if your still not getting it after 10 laps keep trying, its an aquired taste, but one that improves with practise, much fun to be had!!! :elefant:
In some ways, I think this is the right thing to do. If your were to drive on the road with only 3 out of your 4 wheels still on your car, you would be pulled over by the first policeman to spot you, and told not to go any further, and probably fined too!!
It's a shame its got to be like that but the rules of the road are there for a reason, and for the safety of the other road going public.
I am a big fan of rallying but it is probably down to the driver to take that little bit more care through the stages so that he can drive through the road sections legally. If the general public has to be road legal, why should a rally driver have any exceptions, its all part of their trade.
Yeah, I know that there should be a message, but nothing comes up! I've re-downloaded it, just in case there was a corruption in the file, but still no dice.
Are you sure I don't need to open ports on my firewall, as this happens with all the insim add-ons that I have downloaded? And, does it long for the welcome message to appear, cos I have left for about a half hour and still nothing?
I thought Rudi had it cos he was managing to gap Mooney, but as you say, in the last 3 laps Mooney put in a spurt and even got fastest lap and took Rudi, it must be soul destroying for Rudi tho, to go the whole race and then for that to happen!!
I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I have had problems getting insim going, I cant get any of the add on programs working with insim, doesn't matter what version of LFS I have had, it never seems to have worked.
I have followed the instructions and still it never seems to connect to LFS.
Anybody have the patience to explain it to me?
Maybe its just me being thick and not seeing something