The online racing simulator
Searching in All forums
(983 results)
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I made £150 yesterday doing extra work for the movie "The King's Speech". Long day with a stupidly early start (having to be in Central London for 7:30am on a Sunday is inhuman) but was good fun. And knowing that I should be pretty easy to spot in a couple of the scenes is good too

Costume 1 (with wonky hat-hair)
Costume 2
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Nothing at all. Even the fact that it's Friday isn't countering the crap right now. Meeting new people at Meguiar's seminar tomorrow might help though.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
His "reviews" are a bit hit and miss but most of the time he's brilliant. I do think he picks on the smallest flaws in some games, he can't hate the industry all that much if he keeps coming back to review more
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Trading a LFS license isn't allowed, whether you sell it or not.

From the EULA:

Quote :3.4 You must not give your username, WEB or GAME password to other LFS users.

Dajmin
S2 licensed
I've heard good things about it and it's mental difficulty but I wasn't convinced enough to actually fork out for it. Would like to give it a shot though.

Right now it's PixelJunk Shooter and multiplayer Uncharted 2 that keeps dragging me back to PS3
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Got a few cm overnight, which of course has caused the usual London crap. So we have traffic doing 15mph on obviously-clear roads and total wheelspin chaos on the side roads that haven't been cleared by the traffic. It still makes me angry how useless people are even on this amount.

I've got a costume fitting this afternoon and a pitiful little covering of snow isn't going to stop me getting there.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
That Saleen just made it onto my "buy when millions in bank" list. The DLC on the other hand, I might just pick up in the next few days.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Bart for me too.

Seems like the answers are a little obvious for those who want to fudge it though
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Damn, I want a chip roll now. Then again a fritter roll would be even better. Mmmmm...
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Same thing applies. Imagine it on a bigger scale. One physics refresh per second. Most of the time you'd be fine because the cars stay apart but when they collide you have to wait for the next second for the collision to be detected. Think how far overlapped the cars could get in a second - that's a lot of force build up. Those forces get applied in that next cycle irrelevant of whether you've actually seen them build up or not.

I can't remember what rate LFS updates at (is it 333Hz?) but for the sake of easiness we'll use 100Hz. With 100 refreshes per second you only have 1/100th of a second before the collision is detected, but even then the cars can overlap a long way before that happens. It can't be ruled out totally (my earlier example was a combination of both net lag and physics refresh latency) but the issue is exasperated when you combine that physics rate with a connection which may lose those packet updates along the way.

If your car is doing 100mph then it will travel just under half a meter per 100Hz physics refresh, and that's a lot of distance to overlap
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from NitroNitrous :Sometimes I wonder why teachers want me to think so much about design and to do a lot of research if at the end of the day customers (you) don't understand anything and end up with comments like these :zombie:

Just remember that until you have the minimum required specifications (and in car terms this means shedloads of safety equipment and a minimum ride height) designing any vehicle is a waste of time.
You could come up with the most beautiful car ever created but when the engineers come back and say "the front needs to be higher for SUV impact zones, the sides need reinforced to withstand more force, the rear needs raised to meet NCAP standards" and the brief says "the boot needs to be bigger, it needs more headroom, those lights aren't big enough" your idea goes to hell
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I'm not sold on it. I think the hatch is better looking than the 2nd-gen version, but the back looks unnecessarily high up. There's a lot of door between the ground and the window and that makes it look like an SUV at the rear end.
I always hated the mk1 saloon and this version is much nicer. But I don't think it's as nicely shaped as the mk4 Mondeo.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
You ever think there's maybe a reason for that? It's a lag issue more than it is a physics issue and I'm pretty sure it relates to the number of cycles dedicated to external body collisions and the latency between server and client skipping them.
If that's what is actually happening then the physics system would need updated to run a higher physics frequency which would eat up even more CPU time.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I noticed this when I made up my first LFS decal in Forza 2. I have to agree with the last few guys, I was heartbroken. I felt like that favicon had been lying to me for all these years. It was like a betrayal on a primal level. In fact, if it wasn't for that prostitute and her subsequent murder I don't think I could have lived with the knowledge.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
That's alright, I have my own jack for the new car! Although it was Bob who did most of the work anyway
Dajmin
S2 licensed
About an hour and 20 from me, according to the planner, which means about an hour with my lead foot. I'd definitely be interested if I can get the time off work and don't have anything else on.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
In my head around the 4th and 5th pictures I started hearing "om nom nom nom"
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I'd be up for this if it wasn't going to turn into a crazily epic and expensive trek halfway across the world.

Might be worth doing a few polls to find out which country would suit most people (it's inevitably going to be the UK though, since we vastly outnumber everyone else on this forum)
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from danowat :I also like being able to crawl along in traffic on tickover without touching the clutch or throttle.

I'm loving that too. Comparing what it took to keep the 323 moving, the Leon happily growls along in traffic at 750rpm without me touching the loud pedal at all
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I'm waiting patiently for ME2 as well. Skipped DAO because I couldn't justify the cash for a game I wasn't totally excited about

But this is a Forza topic. Get out
Dajmin
S2 licensed
The advantage of "celebs" these days is that they're mostly reality stars so they get famous for doing sod all. And that inspires young people to think that sitting around benig chavvy scum and talking crap about people will somehow make them money.

While I'm not a hardcore racing fan like a lot of people on here, I admire the skill that's involved and would definitely like the chance to have a go at it and see how much destruction I could cause I much prefer rally driving and would've loved to just sit in the passenger seat with McRae driving, but obviously that's not likely to happen now.

Most of my idols growing up were musicians, but at least they got famous by having a marketable talent.

I love this forum. A question about motorhomes to biscuits to the state of celebrity, all within 30 posts. F*cking awesome
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Like Pringles not being crisps until recently.

The hint is in the name, but you'd eat them when you'd normally eat a biscuit. Not like you'd say to someone "I got you a cake for your birthday" and stick a candle in one
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Jammie Dodgers aren't a biscuit I normally think about when I imagine the ones I really like. But the other day I had to eat one to stave off hypoglycemia and I began to appreciate them again. Jaffa Cakes and Caramel Logs are still the pinnacle of biscuits though.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from brt900 :im not ggoing london (6 hour drive) then going all way to nec

There's gratitude for you
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Do I win a prize then? A free car maybe? A lifetime's supply of Meguiar's cleaning products? A Jammie Dodger?
FGED GREDG RDFGDR GSFDG