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
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 :/
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.
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
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?
What kind of team are you looking for? (Race, Drift, Cruise, Drag or other): Race
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)
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
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
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.