Cool, hope you have fun with em and post ya times!
Might be making some more technical ones if people are intrested, there seems to be not very many actual autocross events like this out there, hopefully this might start people getting interested in autocross??
In all of the autocross events i have seen and been to they use posts. They also use posts so officials can see if cars have hit them.
Personally i like posts better but hey, your more then welcome to change them...
What have i been smoking? ummm nothing... you?
After a day watching mini's fly around at a local Motorkhana event (In western Australia if anyone else went??) I thought i would make some of my own based roughly on the tracks i saw today.
Not long after setting them up i was already having lots of fun with them in the UF.
Hard setups and soft tires and a good use of the hand break will give you a good time. If i get a good response from the tracks i will see if i can make some more up for everyone.
There are 3 tracks i have made. Have a look at the map of directions for each course as anyone who has done an autocross event will know you need a good memory though these tracks are reasnably basic.
Have fun with em guys/gals and please write back your experiances with them.
...so he wanted to out his views about this situation, and obviously wanted to talk about it otherwise he wouldn't post this topic, and its a good thing to because this is a good community and also if you cant out your views whats the point of having a forum
Hey guys, i know how you guys like your vids, but i thought i would keep this one as a replay because its about 5 minutes long, but you HAVE to check it out. It started out as me winding down from some serious racing and playing around with the AI. But what happened was something very unexpected. If you get board of the spining (there is a lot) forward to about the 5min mark where i actually stop...
Comments would be very welcome
I understand your problem, but don’t see what the developers are trying to do as 'shunning' you out because they are trying to bring you the best driving simulator out there (doing well I might ad ) Also I haven’t found a more friendlier community then the LFS community, and this is one of the many reasons why I love this game so much. I feel very comfortable in this community (despite my lack of posting!)
I myself enjoy both styles of driving (grip and drift) and feel that though they are different they still require a lot of skill. Though you will get some people who will disagree (mostly in regards to drifting) but you are always going to get that. People are entitled to their opinion. Be proud of what you do and stick to it. Drifting is a new racing sport, and weather or not people like it, it is growing very fast so someone likes it
As I see it, if it involves 4 wheels I will always be interested in it, be it drag racing, hill climbs, racing, drifting or just cruising. Something that we all have in common here, is that we all love cars (some of us bikes too).
So don’t get the wrong idea of what the dev’s are trying to do, because it is very hard trying to please everyone, and at the end of the day this game is NOT FINAL. So if they succeed in there goal of making a REALISTIC racing simulator (which im sure they will) you should not have a problem because if you can drift a REAL car with REAL tires, hell you should be able to do it in LFS one day, because that’s what the game is setting out to do. Keep hope and be patient. Playing LFS2 is keeping me very sane between patches/updates.
Also on a drifting note which might help you (unless you got board and stopped reading) is try drifting with the stock standard XR (non turbo). I have found in trying pretty much all cars, this one gave me the best (and funnest) results for drifting. Experiment with different tires and a relatively hard setup, maybe a few tweaks in the gears, and give it a go. I found this one the easiest to control during a drift and yielded a good performance for tire wear. I have made a drift track with the editor which I have a lot of fun with (also try the figure eight setup (found in autocross layouts), that one is great for drifting).
So I hope some (if any) of my friendly words have helped you.
Hey LawVS, just having a look at your edited light trail one and picked up something. Im pretty sure the camera wouldn't be able to see the rear tail lights from that angle, so there wouldn't be any light trial in regards to camera exposure. Which is kinda unfortunate cause a bit of red looked nice in there, maybe another angle??
Keep em coming!
Sparkster, first one is a nice render, but you have kinda stuffed up the second one. Its a big thing in the photoshop community about people who use lens flairs. They are a bit cheesy and noobish. I dont mean any harm by my comments but im just trying to help
The white box you have put above the car for the reflection does look nice, but in the real world wouldn't be there, you need a nice enviroment map so its relfecting some real world things, that would look nice!
The bluring effect is good, but you need to un-blur the wheels because it looks like the wheels are moving indipendently of the car. Maybe blur them a little but it looks like you need to do a different blur that makes them look like they are spinning. Blur the road the same like you have, and possibley put a 0.5 blur on the hole image, it just gives it that little something
See what ya think.
I can make a render for you of the XRR, thats all tho for the moment as thats the only finished model i have tweeked at the moment.
My version of the XRR is here. http://www.dvstudios.biz/old/dvs/LFS_CRT.jpg
so it will look something like it i guess but with your skin on