Back on June 4th, 2010, a Friday, Fragmaster's Fox Friday's was born and every Friday, LFS Racers from all over the world gathered for some fun, casual racing. Over the years competition got tougher and record upon record were set, 260 Fox Friday races, 52 races a year, thousands of laps completed, and 5 Champions have been crowned, [FM]^FaiLurE, [M™]Steelbeen (twice), Corse\Steelbeen, and [SR] S.Litmanen. Today we celebrate our 5th Birthday! Who will be the next FRAGMASTERS FANTASTIC FOX FRIDAY CHAMPION? Join us, every Friday on the "(FM) EVENTS !" server. Thanks to all who have joined us in the past. Here's to many more Fantastic Fox Friday's! Good guys, good racing and don't drive like a big stoopid poopey head!
Well, in 8 days it will be a year since LFS 0.6B was released and LFS Racers are leaving in droves. Although I don't understand why, good LFS racers are opting for the expense of paying monthly for the over bloated iRacing. I, for one, cannot afford that and will not go there.
I've tried other simulations and rFactor is pretty good, but multi-player is a massive disaster. rFactor 2 is in Beta right now and looks promising.
I won't even go near anything Codemasters puts out. They ought to be ashamed and embarrassed of how absolutely horrible they've made navigating throughout the game. Yes, Codemasters makes games, not simulations.
The new Project Cars also looks promising, but is a heavy hit on video cards. SimRaceway is another that looks to be in the running, but the fact remains that LFS, to me, has set the standard by which I judge all other simulations.
No other simulation has a multi-player set up as good as LFS, or is as easy to access/navigate as LFS. No other simulation has a human interface that is easier to use or understand BY FAR. Everything you need to adjust is easily accessible at anytime from just about anywhere in the software. No other simulation has anything close to LFS's incredible LFS World, where users can find a wealth of helpful information and statistics to track and assist their driving abilities and career. The only reason I am having any hesitations about staying with LFS is because the multi-player community is dwindling to whats become and all time low in LFS history. Not to mention that LFS looks and sounds out dated.
I write this post to find out if there is any news to report and if not, what the developers (and users) of LFS think is the future of our beloved simulation, LFS.
Devotee of the beloved LFS
[FM]^APayson - bass4usall
Thanks for this program!!! I've been using it since the 2nd revision (I think) you've helped me sort out points in a few different leagues.
1. Is it possible to include racers who did not finish races in the race results?
2. Is it possible to include the racer's names with their chosen color choices?
3. Do you have a website?
4. How can I donate to help you? After all you've helped me a lot, thanks again!
After a long summer and fall lay off since the successful GTReMix and Looney Cup Series, Dark Side Racing is back with a new, very special series to begin Sunday, January 11th, 2009. The Dark Side Racing Road to F1 Series. Unlike other series, this series will not utilize only one car. The series is designed to resemble an LFS open wheel racer’s “career” from newbie to veteran with races starting in the go-cart like, MRT and progressing up through all the open wheel cars with events in each car. There will be 2 events in each class, 2 MRT, 2 FBM, 2 FOX, 2 FO8, and finishing with 2 in the ultimate super car, the BF1. In addition to that, the series furthers its uniqueness by running “events” with different race formats each week instead of single races. “Events” consist of a qualifying round and as many as 3 races in the event. During each event the race format will be different in some way. Whether it’s a car combo changing or a race format change, the race series will prove to be fun, new, interesting and certainly challenging for all levels of drivers.
Registration is open! Get your name on the list and get in to the Dark Side Racing Road to F1 Series! Event registration, schedule and rules can be found by going to http://www.darksideracing.net or by going directly to our registration forum HERE.
Well, well, well, I certainly have started a debate here. Frankly I cannot understand why anyone who runs LFS wouldn't want a real track from anywhere put into LFS. I read your responses and except for some programming issues, and perhaps licensing problems, I'm astonished at the reasons why you don't want the tracks. In particular the accuracy of the track. What The F? I don't believe for a second that you know all the details of the real track, and doubt that you could even tell if it were slightly off camber in turn 1 for example. As long as it's a close resemblance of the track, I'm down with it, and if you're not, then you don't run the sim, you play a game.
I mean cmon! Imola! Monza! Interlagos! Suzuka! Spa-Freakin-Francorchamps!
Just imagine running those tracks (or your favorite real track) in LFS and there is nothing more that needs to be said.
Unless you have cars outfitted with killer headlights, or the tracks are well lit, I think night racing isn't a good idea.
Even now with the drive dusk it's hard to see the track curbs in critical places. There are 2 tracks I won't even go near any more because of the shadows cast by the buildings in SO Classic and the 2nd SO Sprint track. It's too dam dark to see the track. It's like driving in a black screen. Absolutely NO FUN and completely DUMB. Real drivers can see. Even NASCAR lights up the ovals so it's like driving at day time. When I log into a server and find it's "lo-lit" I turn right around and find another server.
So a hearty, big-time NO on the night driving.
As far as weather is concerned, stay with a nice day. Driving in rain sucks in real life, and sucks exponentially more in every sim I've ever run that tries to simulate rain. Simulating rain is like providing ice for the track. Again absolutely NO FUN and completely DUMB.
So another hearty, big-time NO on the weather garbage.