NASCAR has become too annoying for me to watch, and I started watching in 1988. It used to be more interesting, and now it just a variant of NFL coverage. Mostly commercials and I think the US announcers aren't the best, either. But then I am spoiled by US F1 announcers Varsha and Hobbs.
I wish I could get DTM and other motor sports here. Fox rules mostly, and that means mostly NASCAR and other crap.
I just have to figure out a car I want to use as a sub for an Audi Lemans Prototype in LFS. Can I put fenders on the BMW F1 car?
I'm getting better at Blackwood with my newly painted GTI. 1:44 on that track. After fiddleing with Window's setup and learning the new trick of moving the wheel while LFS loads. That trick keeps me from turning left at the start with my Logitech Momo wheel/pedal.
Anyway, while I have had LFS for almost two years, I have never done on-line. I was hoping to find someone who might care to help me get into that, albeit I only use this every two or three months, when I have time. I have no souped up setups or anything. Stock.
I did run the BMW F1 around Blackwood and it was a hoot, btw.
Oh, my goodness. I've had this for ages, and I still suck!
Well, just like the Papyrus sims, even though I blame it on the equipment.
Now if I can keep it from blanking out the screen in the middle of a turn...
See. There's that equipment thing again... :-)
I absolutely love LFS, and I've never turned a lap on-line!
LFS is Great!
I went with the Logitech Momo Racing Force Feedback wheel/pedal for around US$99 or less. I had been using a 10 year old Thrustmaster T1, but I was on my last replacement parts and knew it had to go. ;-)
It is certainly better than a worn T1 bungee cord, although the force feedback takes some getting used to.
Of course I am awful, and only race the AI. Having done IndyCar and Nascar from Papyrus years ago, the Momo has really been a big improvement over the old T1, and I can't imagine trying this with a mouse!
To be honest, I don't get to play much any more.
But a winter league would be interesting.
For newbies, like me, please? Let's just see if we can wipe out each other and not get wiped out by the AI? (Not that I have anything against the AI.)
I'm still on a T1 wheel, and don't know much about LFS other than it can be fun. Saturdays or Sundays would be good. And we could work on a time, and any other time zone folks would be welcome if they want to stay up or get up at the designated time?
Short races? I don't even know how the Qualifying works...
Don't know how the online works, either, actually.
I'm still using a Thrustmaster T1. Circa 1993. Really. It makes things a little iffy, as callibration isn't a science on that and WinXP! I'm also searching for a driving view out the windshield that doesn't waste time with dashboards but does have at least one rv-mirror.
But seriously, as a former Papyrus IndyCar/Nascar user, this is just a GREAT sim!
Perhaps someday I will try the online stuff. (I'm terrible)
I gave up and just purchased a Logitech Momo Racing wheel and after some confusion I think I have it set up correctly for LFS. It does take some getting used to the Force Feedback. Seems a little choppy to me. But at least I can do a lap or two!
I think that my 13-year old Thrustmaster T1 will be retired. It will take a while to get used to the FF, but I think it might help me keep off the walls and roof! Now if the thing lasts as long as the T1 and Logitech has decent customer service (Thrustmaster had sent me replacement springs years ago) perhaps I can bounce off walls in LFS for some time to come!