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Dajmin
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PMs are the future, my friend. It's how you talk to a particular person who might actually know what you're talking about, without spamming the rest of the community with something they know nothing about.

Either that or it's a blatant attention seeking move, so somebody will ask what you did and then you can get all "wah wah" so we'll play the violins and some sucker might help you out. Call me old and cynical, I don't care.

P.S. The real Stig wouldn't play on Cruise servers
Dajmin
S2 licensed
While the spoiler one would be good, I'd prefer automatic image resizing (which is also available for BBforums) so any images above whatever size they choose is automatically resized or cropped.

Because people have to choose to use the [spoiler] tag, whereas auto sizing would be mandatory.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Can't be anything else for this post (edited to find better pic):
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Dajmin
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And if my 4.3 is actually right then 100% accurate. And I typed that 4.3 before I read any mention of 1.8m wide.

Perhaps the Brera should be a new unit of measurement
Dajmin
S2 licensed
The weekend before last we rehearsed at our guitarist's massive house in the middle of nowhere. On the way back I was driving down the narrow roads (marked as 2 lanes but barely wide enough for 2 cars) with a combination of high hedges and raised verges at either side of the road, so no visibility to allow you to cut the corners.

I reached one and discovered it was way sharper than it looked as I approached. Turns out it was about a right angle and from up the road only looked a gentle 30 or maybe 45 at the most. The first time I've heard my tyres actually screaming. I really thought we were going to end up facing the other way, or upside down.

In hindsight I reckon it was actually a perfect piece of cornering, since if I'd braked any harder I'd likely have understeered into the outside verge, at least crumpled the front end or at worst spun and crumpled both ends. Won't be trying it again though. Track squealing tyres = good. Narrow country road squealing tyres = bad.

The only thing that stopped me panicking at the time, and the first thing I said to our bassist when he said "woah" as we went round, was Bob Smith's signature - "a squealing tyre is a happy tyre"
Dajmin
S2 licensed
The Brera should also get wider as it moves right, to counter the lens shape. So you'd get maybe 4.3 Breras on there at the most
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Ah, but the shot doesn't make it look like the Alfa and the Fiat overlap either, and I think they must be. I'm sure we'll find out. They use telemetry to model the tracks so people would complain if they'd just made bits up

I've never driven it IRL but it always felt fairly narrow for the most part in FM2.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Looks a little wide to me (assuming that's the corner at the pit exit).
But it's a very wide camera angle, so it could be an optical illusion.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I have to say it...

Fire up the Quattro!
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Or:
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2626

Cunningly disguised as a sticky at the top of the subforum.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I can't resist! One for the old-school geeks.

Dajmin
S2 licensed
It's to make it easier for people to learn the ropes. Not everyone is coming at this from an experienced sim racer's point of view - some people will pick it up having never played a realistic driving game before, and will probably fly off at every corner for a while.

This option lets them learn how to drive in a realistic way without being forced to restart races all the time. It's hand-holding, but it's a little more interactive than the one-button driving option.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I assume it'll make time trials and stuff invalid, or at least be limited in use. And I can't imagine it being used online since you'd annoy everyone in the world

But it could come in very useful when working out setups or braking points. I doubt I'll use it outside of that.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
You mean harnessing all the hot air? It would cause an overload of the grid and take out all the electronics on the planet.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I tells ya, I almost died laughing. And it's as if the RRoD costs anyone but Microsoft money...

Still, in terms of sim release dates, at least it's likely we'll get Forza 3 before the next console generation comes around. ZING!
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I think the reason they don't look quite real is because the colour has been turned up for the screenshots. A real photo has bleaching and fade due to different exposures, which obviously the shots don't. It all looks just too "nice" to be true. I'm sure with some tweaking you could make it look pretty real, just like people did in FM2.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Oh yeah, I'm sure I've heard that discussed before. I reckon it's a good idea too. Much easier if you find a skin you like to go to that person's store rather than hunting through the marketplace for something from them.

The tyres are very detailed - I'm sort of assuming that's Photo Mode
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I think a bit of lovewee just came out.

That big shot has some stunning reflections on the car and texturing on the banners. And those wheels are insanely detailed.

And a personal storefront? So you can sell your stuff from one place? Like photos and stuff? Or is it just naming the storefront he can see using his profile name? It's hard to tell. Hasn't changed how stoked I am about this game, because it's already right up there
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I also love the MRT. It's great to throw into corners. But I do agree it needs some way of getting you away from barriers. Maybe a fixed 2mph reverse gear or something, emulate being pushed by hand (foot?).
Because it does suck that your race is over if you run wide and clip the grass or something and end up facing a wall. In any other car you still have a chance to catch up on the backmarkers.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
You bloody heathen! The Trans-Am is an absolute classic! That's like saying the E-Type is a scrapper. They're not great pictures in terms of sexiness right enough (and the 67 Camaro is still nicer), but seriously.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I played This is the Only Level a few days ago. Very clever
Dajmin
S2 licensed
There's no surefire way of stopping it. The only thing you can do is make it a little more difficult.

What I'd do first of all is stop displaying the name of the skins you're downloading and have LFS automatically rename them to something like skin19476284.dds when it downloads them - that would make it much harder for people to find one they wanted.

Secondly, I'd put an option on LFSW that would remove skins from the client computers when you leave that server. So you check a box and then LFS deletes your skins when you leave. Sounds simple enough. That means the person would need to minimise LFS while you were online, find it and copy it out in order to steal it. And of course finding it would be harder if we had my first idea added as well.

Of course people with limited bandwidth could complain about that, despite 400kb not really being that bad. And they'll say that it wouldn't help since they could still be stolen, but as I said it would just make it that little bit harder.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Been a while since this thread was active
Something that works on Flash 8 would be best for me, since the muppets here are refusing to install a newer version. Or maybe a non-Flash thing, if such a website still exists
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I love the FZ5 too. It needs to be driven either really carefully (if you're a scared little girl) or like you know it's trying to kill you and you don't care (for real men)
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