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Trekkerfahrer
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084, Christopher Reetz, Trekkerfahrer, Last Lap Motorsports
Trekkerfahrer
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Quote from Trekkerfahrer :084, Christopher Reetz, Trekkerfahrer, Last Lap Motorsports

I will miss next race, because of work.... damn!
Trekkerfahrer
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084, Christopher Reetz, Trekkerfahrer, Last Lap Motorsports
Trekkerfahrer
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Start went a bit crazy, did not realise the green lights and so i lost positions directly on start. I tried to avoid contacts and fights in the first corner, so i gained 4 positions at start. After the mess up in Lap2/Turn2 i gained more positions and i tried to get closer to J.Weber, but it seems that he had a lot more traction with cold tyres.
In Lap 6 or so, i got the glitchy curb and spun. After getting back to track i slapped myself and said: "concentrate!" During the race i had some nice fights and my performance was better than expected. Don't know if Top 10 were possible. In my 2nd stint i got faster and faster and managed to drive constant 35s with a few low 36s and i finished 17th.... started from 27th (on grid 2)

I am happy with that result, cause it was my first race since 2010
See you in next race
Trekkerfahrer
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First race after about 3 years... i will die
Trekkerfahrer
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084, Christopher Reetz, Trekkerfahrer, Last Lap Motorsports
Trekkerfahrer
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Quote from Scawen :While I've been developing Rift support, Eric has been continuing making the Westhill scenery even better than was ever planned to be. And I can tell you that is great fun to drive around on!

The Rift DK2 support, although unfinished, is spreading the word about LFS more than any other thing in recent times. We are also selling more licenses and have new racers joining the community...

If someone wants to get sarcastic about that, they can do so and I will just laugh at them.

Great to hear, but one question: The old Westhill ist still a cool track... in each corner you need so much concentration and one fail means mostly "race over"! When you have a little time, can you implement the old Westhill again (maybe with a small polish from Eric)?

And for the "cross eyed view" haters here in this forum: I am handicapped with my eyes and LFS is the first game i am able to use 3D support! And i know that 3+ in this forum have the same problem... For us normal 3D vew for 10 mins is like we are on drugs and with cross eyed view we have no problems!
@Scawen: A small health warning would be great, i can`t imagine that using the "wrong" 3D mode is healthy :/
Trekkerfahrer
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Quote from Scawen :I do like the idea of collecting system statistics but I think we need to ask the user if it's OK.

So I have to write some code to pop up a screen asking the user for permission to send various different types of data back to LFS database, like computer system info, maybe settings info. Then code the info collection and packets to send it, modify the master server to receive this info and send it to the database.

I think when you store info about someone's computer system, you really need their consent before you do it. So that's just an added complication that puts me off doing it in a hurry.

It's one of those things that you have to code now, to get the benefit later, like the auto-updater which had to be released but never used until the next patch. It doesn't provide any benefit for the current patch so it always ends up low priority. Obviously it helps with future decisions so at some point you get round to it. But at the moment I feel really overloaded with things so to add one more thing to confuse me would be a mistake.

Just an idea: While LFS is still in Alpha, make a button on left top of the main screen called "debug" for a popup menu, where we can send you crash files, system settings, blablabla and so on
Trekkerfahrer
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Begging for a Licence? OK, nothing new...
You should really save your money for S2! It`s really worth it. Or try to find a Demo league, where you can win one.
Trekkerfahrer
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Quote from Eric :We haven't touched the animation system since the very start of LFS, I think. But if Scawen feels inspired to improve it and have marshals running around the circuits, then we'll be contacting you for sure!


Eric

Would be nice, i remember GP 1/2/3/4 by Microprose. But how they act in that game, no marshall would do today. Today you mostly see the flag light indicators...
What i would like to see is an animated pit crew instead of marshalls... but when i think further about it, the "lollipop man" would be enough and will not eat so much rescources than a full F1 pit crew and if we are right: normally you have to look at him only


Back to tracks: LFS tracks are nice, you just have done a mistake with a few chicanes . Ask any (real) racer out there for his favourite corner, his answer will be a fast corner (Eau Rouge, Becketts, Suzuka Esses) and LFS has much of it!!!
When i have a look at South City: Never saw a such fluent to drive street circuit! Your masterpiece in my eyes!
But my personal favorite is *keep on track or die* Fern Bay because its fast and challenging to drive, just the chicanes are bad or misplaced.
Trekkerfahrer
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Quote from Neilser :Your sound card doesn't let you do it via the mixer??
(Oh hang on - I seem to recall they hid the balance options stupidly deeply starting on Win7, but it's still there... Somewhere under advanced properties or something insane.)

Yeah, i already use this, but its hard to find the Optimum, when Sound is not live... and this mini slider is not accurate enough
Trekkerfahrer
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Just a Cent for shader model Version: Make a poll!

Regarding to test patch: FPS raised in Multiplayer replay with full grid and a lot of chaos in t1
Cross eyed view: YAY, finally a 3D mode for People like me with cross eyed normal view!

Just a small request for handicapped people: I have a Problem with my ears too... i can just hear 20% on the left and 80% on the right... is it possible to get a slider to adjust the Sound Balance?

BTW: The one, who tell me how to turn off spell check in IE gets a Cookie!
(Not here, PM please)
Trekkerfahrer
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Hope that FE will get an update soon, chicanes are horrible to drive
Trekkerfahrer
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Hi Scawen,


first of all thank you for this Progress Report
Next i hate my grammar correction for writing nouns with large first letter
Okay, now back to Topic (<----grrrrr)

You said, you would like to see some Money (and god knows, that development of Software needs time and you all three should be paid for your time).
What about releasing one track and one car per year additional to S1/S2/S3?
For example: The car will be released in summer and the track on Christmas...
About the pricing, i will make no speculations here, thats your part, but it will definitly give you more regular income.

When pricing is not so horrible like in iRacing, i would buy everything, cause i know, that Quality is on first place in LFS.
With that both sides would be happy: You as the developer have some more Money and we have regular added Content and maybe a growing community again

Just my Klecks Senf
Have a good evening!
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Trekkerfahrer
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Just one note: LFS Content + Realtime Shadows + Color Correction = Awesome

DX9 is already in now, and realtime shadows are on Scawens to-do list
Trekkerfahrer
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Your Name: Christopher Reetz
Your LFS Username: Trekkerfahrer
Team Name: Last Lap Motorsports
Driver Number: 84
Car Selection: FZR
Nation: Germany
Trekkerfahrer
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i figured out a small issue, and tried a Workaround which works:

I have Win 8.1 on my Laptop, it has a nV 840 GT and an Intel HD 4600, working together with a 4th Gen i5 and 8 GB RAM.

When i start LFS with no changes in drivers, LFS simply closes with no message when i want to start a race. But when i choose the nVidia graphics accelerator directly for LFS in nVidia CP, i can play LFS with no issues.
Maybe nVidia Optimus + Win 8 is a problem?

On Win 7: Optimus + LFS = no problems...
Trekkerfahrer
S3 licensed
What kind of team are you looking for? (Race, Drift, Cruise, Drag or other): Race
Age: 30
Country: Germany
Preferred Car/Track: No real favourite combo
Average Laptime: +1.0s to WR usually... more or less depending on training
How Active Are You?: Just getting active again
What Kind of Control do you use?: Wheel
Time Zone: UTC+1 (+2 in summer)

Some notes:
I am only practising in single player atm because i did not drive for a few years... until now, i am getting close to my old PBs with just a few tenths off. I think on weekend i will give it a shot on some public servers
Trekkerfahrer
S3 licensed
Nice to see progress again :huepfenic


Tested some other sims in the past 2 years.... Assetto Corsa, iRacing, rF2.... but they were not LFS! They were good to drive but i missed the challenge i had in good LFS leagues. No league there was even close to the good organized leagues in LFS and when i look back on LFSW i miss my ePenis


Now i am thinking about going back to LFS and have my two wheels on the new Westhill
Trekkerfahrer
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doomed.... DOOMED....
*deleting account*


Gratz mate
Trekkerfahrer
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Quote from Mysho :Sunday evening and the server is empty...

I think its just a hard time to launch such a big project, but i am pretty sure, that it will be successful some time
Trekkerfahrer
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Quote from DeadWolfBones :PW required? :|

dunno what happened, maybe something wrong in my config.... ist open again now
Trekkerfahrer
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Quote from BURN :Nice, but that means also no intake restriction for the FXO?

Ooooops, give me a second.... done!
3% intake restriction for FXO, thanks for the info!
Trekkerfahrer
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Quote from Sobis :Any restrictions?

no, just follow the rules

Edit: the name is "pure racing", because i want to give you the essence of racing.... so no licence restriction so far ...just for events, but it has no sense to restrict with a licence when nearly noone got it at the beginning.
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Pure Racing weekend event: TBO Endurance!
Trekkerfahrer
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Hi Racers,

today the first event starts on Pure Racing! TBO Endurance!
Just to bring you some nostalgic feeling back behind your steering wheels (and mouses )

Just go on the PR Event server!
Its open from today 12 am (German Time) to Sunday 12pm. Check time differences here

See the attachment for more info:

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