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Dajmin
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That's pretty much the same thing as the iPhone app I linked to a couple of weeks back. But the Flash version seems to have a lot more to fiddle with and is better laid out. It'll also be more accurate, since the values increase by 1 rather than jumps of 4 or whatever.

Nice find
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Courtesy of Stephen Fry

Dajmin
S2 licensed
I think that really depends. If you can get rid of something for more money in-game than you can to another player, the market for vehicles will be dead. Also, if someone has spent hundreds of hours making an absolutely amazing skin or decal, don't they deserve more for the effort than someone who comes along in 5 mins and creates a real-world brand? Both will sell, but one has way more actual value-per-minute than the other. Likewise, someone who has spent hours analysing telemtry data to get the best setup anyone can imagine deserves to earn more money than some pillock who cranks everything to a random value and then uploads it

If the game didn't bury you with cash then maybe the 10k cap would be good, but since you can get away with not buying any cars for half the game, money is lavished on you like a crazy thing. People are more likely to appreciate what they get if they have to work for it - 10k on a car is no big loss if they don't really want it, but they'd have to think about the purchase if it might mean they missed out on something else.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I expect they probably do pass on your details to third parties, but I've not noticed any extra spam since I signed up (I have loads of email addresses I switch between when I'm worried something might spam me). The whole point of it seems to be that the daily questions are market research, so I expect they make some cash from another company when they feed them the answers.

The only complaints I've managed to find about Lockerz on the web have been about people trying to get their referral counts up, and that's not the fault of the company
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Would you care to enlighten us as to exactly what sort of shady practices are going on, or did you just make it up because you can't be bothered logging in every day?
Dajmin
S2 licensed
It starts off as 33Mb. Plus a few hundred kb for each car setup. Plus a couple of megs for each decal set. Plus replays and profile info. And then more and more and more DLC. Cars don't eat much, but tracks definitely do. My Forza 2 folder was about 2Gb by the time I deleted it

Unfortunately I won't be getting any paid DLC for a while. Need all the cash I can get right now for a new car IRL - hopefully before the one I have dies
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I swear to god, Turn 10 are trying to single-handedly fill my hard drive
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Unmodified it should be the Veyron, surely. 1000hp straight line speed is going to eat up even the R1s, right?
Dajmin
S2 licensed
They said a while back when they replenish stock they'll do it several times during one day so that every time zone gets an equal chance to get stuff. But since I signed up months ago, I've only seen the stock come in once.
I've got enough for the Guitar Hero 5 or Rock Band bundles on PS3, but they're in no rush to let me have it
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I doubt it, but they'd likely reset your account with a kick in the face for being a dumbass.
Or maybe they wouldn't, since they're not obliged to - you're volunteering your info, after all.
In fact, since that could be considered account sharing, they'd also be within their rights to ban you, although I doubt that would happen
Dajmin
S2 licensed
1bhp is 0.746kw. For simplicity's sake I'd go with 75%
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from Greboth :300 hp is not stupid. 800bhp + is stupid lol.

You've never tried to drive the Yaris Ninja - you'd understand
Dajmin
S2 licensed
That's not stupid. My 300+hp RWD Yaris Ninja - THAT'S stupid
Dajmin
S2 licensed
E71 is related to firmware updates. Something like a corrupted or interrupted download, or the like. There should be a way to factory reset the box, then download the updates again. If not, back to MS is your only option.

E74 is an I/O problem. Scaler chip related, apparently. Check your A/V cables. Failing that, back to MS it goes. This one is at least covered by the 3-year warranty so should be done for free.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I've never understood why people fall for this kind of thing, irrelevant of whether you think to check the domain of the sent email.

Whose system sends your password to you? Who do you speak to when you want to reset your password? Why would they need to ask you for anything when they have the ability to remove it and/or change it at will?

Some people don't engage their brains nearly enough.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
The shifting animation wouldn't be that hard to figure out.
For folks with a clutch pedal, the arm could move down to the stick when you pressed the clutch - simple.
For folks without a clutch it's a bit harder. On the way up through the gears, the arm could come off the wheel as you approach the redline/shifting light, assuming that you're still on the throttle and not steering*. On the way down it'd need to be at low torque points, maybe just ahead of where an autobox would shift you.

It's fairly reasonable to assume that 99% of the time** in those situations you'd be just about to change gear. It might also count as a slight visual assist for anyone who wasn't sure

* Those are the only two things that jumped out to me which would stop you shifting - hard steering and (obviously) not accelerating. Maybe also assuming the car isn't sliding, since you might not be steering then but would be holding the wheel with both hands.

** Yes I realise that sometimes it might be wrong, but I can't imagine it would happen often enough that people would complain.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Are you sure it was Turn 10? I'm always a bit skeptical about messages like that

If you have the LCE then it could be a link to the Forza website giving more information, since they've been having problems getting the DLC to work properly.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
The more you guys talk about this, the more I start to want it. And that's not good since I've no money

What's the deal after you finish the story? Other than the massive selection of guns, what does it have to keep you coming back for more?
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from JJ72 :It's wonderful, 4am, playing on a teeny low res 24inch LCD TV and I can't get off it!!

Forza 2 and CoD4 were the reasons I bought an HDTV. I was having trouble seeing people shooting at me or cars in the distance so rather than move closer to the screen (and leave my nice comfy sofa) I figured I'd buy a bigger TV
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Not a bad result at all. Does that mean you'll be using Avons all of next season then?
I still can't access the root directory of the Dallara398 site though. The gallery page is fine, but get a 403 anywhere else. Get it sorted
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Glad to hear it. The Ring might be brilliant to drive round, but as a racing event it's kind boring.

I'd say ideal lap time for those cars is between 1:30 and 2:15. Much longer feels really long and any shorter feels too abrupt. But there's a load of good tracks in that range.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I had assumed the races would be an hour or so long, so 20 laps is fine by me. You'll be able to lap me a couple of times in that distance

I also recommend that if we're using B-class cars that we don't choose any stupidly twisty tracks, like Fujimi Kaido since you'd spend most of it in 2nd gear.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Well "we" could most certainly try, but eventually somebody is going to complain about getting bounced off the track (and for that I apologise in advance) and expect someone to pay for it
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Can I get a huge and resounding "hell no"?

While my ego likes the idea of being in total control of everything, my brain can imagine the sort of work involved keeping everything up to date and going through replays for queries and working out a points system and all kinds of nonsense. I think not
Dajmin
S2 licensed
They are utterly ridiculous, but I don't think they really count as "funny"
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