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Dajmin
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I reckon we need a mod to come along and clean out all of the GT5 fanboy trolling from this thread. Could probably get it back down from 45 pages to about 12 I'm not a fan of goatse or smashing myself in the face with a mallet - I don't go to forums about these things to tell the people how wrong they are to enjoy it.

I love the Forza physics. It might not be totally 100% true to life (and I have no real-life experience of racing cars so I can't compare), but it's believable. Of course there are the inevitable joypad-assists but that's because 100% of 360 owners have pads while much less than that have wheels.

I stuck a rear spoiler on my GX8 this morning to try and tame the back end (yeah, it needed it after all) and was surprised by how light it made the front of the car feel - as a result I started understeering. That's the kind of subtle effects that I really appreciate.
Dajmin
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I've recently found myself listening to a lot of Billy Idol while motorway driving. There's something about those 80s synth drums that makes me want to drive fast
Dajmin
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I can't decide which car I like best. I keep buying new ones, speccing them up and then deciding it's better than the last one. Right now I'm liking the G8 though, and it's unusual enough to be interesting. Need to have a go at skinning it.
Dajmin
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Quote from jibber :Haha! Maybe we found your problem there captain slow!

Hey, I only drive slow in-game so fear is clearly not my problem
Dajmin
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Irrelevant of the forces involved (and once they can model those, sim racing will get really mental) one of the key "feelings" is fear
Dajmin
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Quote from danowat :I've got a story about that............but lets just leave it there........

You can't say that an expect to get away with it. I demand at least a PM, if not photographs
Dajmin
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Invite her to yours, she can provide you with drinks and snacks while you play, cheer you on, pretend she's a pit girl and check your dipstick... I lost my train of thought.

I agree that engine and drivetrain swaps shouldn't be allowed. It surely can't be that hard to police with saved replays and telemetry details.
Dajmin
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It's the outside of the track along a straight, I assume they just don't expect much to happen there. And reading the article that danowat posted, you'll (hopefully) understand why they've cut corners in some places.

Shocking that something with a more powerful graphics card would be able to put out more impressive graphics, though. Last thing anyone would expect
Dajmin
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Yes, those trees are definitely not high polycount

Anyone else noticed an issue with the Lambo Reventon in cockpit view? On mine every so often the digital dials get big purple bars across them. It clears up quickly but not sure what's going on. I wasn't sure if maybe that car was known for weird glitches and they added them for authenticity
Dajmin
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So far this is all that's been discussed (according to my WIP rulebook):

- Cars must be 4-door sport saloon models.
- Using FM3's Performance Index rating, cars must be no higher than B-Class (B500).
- Cars must only use RWD drivetrains.
- Slick tyres are not permitted.

Sharing one setup has yet to be investigated and skins will be up to the individual. Any specific changes will need to be looked into, especially regarding car models - I reckon we have too many Yank makes right now so could use a few others from elsewhere
Dajmin
S2 licensed
My skin design has a big LFS logo, if that helps your case
Dajmin
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Sounds like you're taking the idea pretty seriously. You planning on going outside of the LFS community for racers then?

Nothing in the leagues sub-forum section specifies the events must take place inside LFS and it would keep it in one place, but obviously if you're planning on getting non-LFSers on board then that's maybe not so great
Dajmin
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See, there's your problem. Those shiny circles are supposed to be facing downward. You lose too much torque trying to race that way up
Dajmin
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Wasn't the Lotus Carlton on the cards for this as well? That's the one I started skinning, although I've not tried the others yet.

I wasn't sure about creating a new topic just for the league idea in case it was considered overkill on the Forza 3 front. Could always take it to the Leagues sub-forum I guess, despite not being in-LFS
Dajmin
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C-c-c-combo breaker! Figured we should get this back on-topic before it gets locked.

Dajmin
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I guess it'll have to be done in terms of actual driving rather than just the numbers. The torque rating on the Lexus is much better than the M5 there, but that doesn't mean it's any better to actually drive.
Dajmin
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Can't you set it up so that only some parts of the setups can be changed? So locked gear ratios and ARB settings, but tyre pressures and diff settings could be modded. Could be wrong, as I said, I haven't done any online stuff yet.
Dajmin
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Since I've not done any regular online racing yet, can you save multiplayer replays?
Dajmin
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Quote from danowat :I think that locked tunes will hopefully help to balance things out, but I guess we'll see.....

Quote from Mustafur :Maybe regulate it by length and engine size as to what should allowed, aspiration may be an issue as well too.

Quote from danowat :There will be a power limit, and there will be a PI limit, basically, cars will have to be built to a certain spec that will be decided before it starts.

AWD will of course be banned

Quote from Dajmin :If the idea of a league is going ahead, I think there needs to be a few more performance criteria - like limiting the power:weight ratio or maybe having a power limit as well as the PI ratings. And banning AWD (except for me since I need all the help I can get)

We're starting to sound like a committee
Dajmin
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I reckon it'll just be an autocross editor, rather than a full-on tarmac placing job. Would be cool, but I'm not holding my breath.

Saying that, maybe the track editor comes on it's own disc, which would explain those shots of the 3-disc packs that there were shots of last week.
Dajmin
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And figure out how points will be distributed too. And then tell me what stuff you want tracked on the spreadsheet - I already have name, total points, race positions, best laps and race points. Not that I'm a stat junkie or anything.

I guess I should start thinking about what car I want and get designing a skin. Unless there's going to be rules for those as well I worked out this morning not to go for a Dodge Charger since they don't seem to have any steering wheels.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I do actually like that Lotus Carlton myself. Don't think I've ever actually driven it though - definitely not in FM3.

If the idea of a league is going ahead, I think there needs to be a few more performance criteria - like limiting the power:weight ratio or maybe having a power limit as well as the PI ratings. And banning AWD (except for me since I need all the help I can get)
Dajmin
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Yes, I saw the latest Unskippable episode too
Dajmin
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The DB9 is a coupe, not a saloon
Dajmin
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Hey, would you be in need of a spreadsheet to track all of the race results? I might know someone who'd do that for you
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