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Dajmin
S2 licensed
Only the LFS section. And only when you show your inexperience. Take it from the guys who have been around and posting for years - don't expect too much at once. Yes, the Rockingham/Scirocco additions will be cool, but it's only a car and a track. It'll last the same amount of time that South City Chicane and the FBM lasted, then people will start complaining again.

All you can do is accept the speed of development and do something else in the meantime. But never expect miracles.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Blimey, epic thread bump! I didn't realise it had been quite so long.

South of the City is going to be released in March, although a firm date hasn't been sorted yet. Rumours say the 7th, but I have nothing concrete. A European tour is supposed to follow.
Bizarrely, we're going to lay down the first couple of tracks for our 2nd album in March as well. It's a bit weird.

Right now we're looking for people to rate us for the Brunswick Blues & Jazz Festival, a yearly event in Canada. We were robbed (judging by crowd reaction) of the guaranteed place so we're now looking for all the votes we can get.
Check out the Albany Down performance here: http://bit.ly/adbrunswick

So please vote. And if you wanted to vote down the other bands while you're at it, I can't stop you (as you can see, one other band in particular has been increasing at the exact same rate we've decreased - coincidence, obviously)
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Dajmin
S2 licensed
I missed this post so didn't get to vote

But judging by the fact the 57 Chevy Bel Air is one of the Eutechnyx website header pics I can't imagine the classic US muscle is going to be missed out. And therefore it's all good
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I'd like to get into some organised online races. I don't think I have enough PSN friends to find many of them online and playing the game at the right time. I'd rather do less powerful cars though, touring cars or lower.

Have barely even made a dent in the GT Mode completion. I'm like 20% or something
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Freddie (his name is F. Ferguson) just ended up in 2nd in his last race. He was in 1st and took the 2nd last corner too fast and 360'd. Only with a quick "increase pace" command at the last corner stopped him dropping more places before the end.

Was my fault really though. I forgot to change the stock tyres on another used MX-5. He's currently about 5 seconds in front again. If he loses this race I start looking for the "shoot driver" option.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
It's getting too late. I need to go to bed, but I'm having a blast watching my guy go nuts in the B-Spec mode
Dajmin
S2 licensed
500k? Blimey, I'm only just level 3 and have 10k to my name (although I did manage to get the MX-5 SR as my starting car and it's seeing me nicely through the beginner class)
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from Nathan_French_14 :I don't have the game (Or a PS3 for that matter) so forgive me if I am wrong, but I thought that the game put up a preset route and we as users could only adjust things like enviroment, road width, corner sharpness, time of day etc. etc.

I didn't think it would be as complex as making a whole track from scratch?

You're pretty much spot on, but I guess I was over-simplifying it. I thought you could place checkpoints in specific spots to sort of mould the shape of the track. Maybe that's a little too pie-in-the-sky for a 6-year development cycle
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I just picked up my copy today so am working my way through the licensing parts (albeit slowly).

Just wondering though. With the track creation tool, has anyone tried to recreate any of the LFS circuits yet? It's something I thought about, but don't know if it'd be possible.
Charity Writing Event
Dajmin
S2 licensed
It's that time of year again, where my girlfriend does a 12-hour writing event for charity (yes, I'm begging again, but it's not for me this time).

This year's charity is Diabetes UK, which is maybe an obvious choice since I am in fact a diabetic. So maybe I am begging for me in a sort of very roundabout way.

She's close to her target already, but asked me to pimp it anywhere I could, so here it is. You can donate here. Cheers all.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I have never known a good courier yet. At work we've used both ParcelForce and HDNL, both of which consistently fail to deliver items. I've used CityLink personally and had them not even bother to ring the bell when I was in the house waiting.

There is a reason that they get called ParcelFarce, OOPS, ShittyLink, etc. For some reason it seems to be impossible for the drivers to engage their brains when trying to deliver stuff. Makes me crazy.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
1. Audi R8 V10
2. Ferrari 458
3. Dodge Viper RT/10
4. Saleen S7
5. Porsche 997 Turbo (probably)
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I bought it launch day for 360 and am already considering trading it in.

I can live with the short campaign, since it was the multiplayer I really got it for. But with under 30k people playing and only about 8k in Combat Mission, it's not hugely populated. And when most of those people are sitting back sniping rather than actually trying to capture points then it gets annoying. I could even handle only having 3 maps if people played the mode the way it was intended.

Besides, am I the only one who thinks that even having sniper rifles in what is a close-quarters point-capturing scenario is a little stupid?
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Because you're not legally allowed to sign a contract under 18, and an online sale is a contract which both parties are bound to.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from CoolColJ :I guess your either born lucky or your not

I haven't had a single issue with any of Intellivision, C64, Amiga 500, Playstation 1,2 and 3 - knock on wood! Although my Amiga 1200 did cark it...

I think it depends how heavily you use them, and probably a bit on how much you move them around too.

I went through loads of Spectrums (a 48k +, 2x +2A's and a ZX81) because of a factory fault with the soldering of the power supply input. It wobbled and when the connection broke you lost power. And anyone who remembers loading from cassette will sympathise But they (apart from the ZX81) were used a LOT.
I've also been through the 360's repair once (for unreadable discs due to overheating) and a replacement (RROD a year later). Thankfully the new one seems to be fine. And it gets used a lot too. The PS3 doesn't get used nearly as much, so it's fine too.

The older PS3 models have laser alignment issues if you switch between BR and DVDs a lot. So I guess because the accuracy isn't quite to important for DVDs, a little misalign won't kill it the same as it will the Blu-ray. I understand it's a simple repair though.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Mine went a bit weird a couple of times, sounds like the same kind of thing.

If you go to the axis config options and it shows the coloured bar as totally empty or totally full after just a little rotation, keep going until you reach the full rotation of the wheel. Then when you rotate it back to centre the bar should follow you properly.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
So far, yes. But it was only a few months ago that they finally sorted out the PS2 software emulation (which was never officially announced). And if it wasn't about the money they'd just release that as DLC so you could then use PS2 discs.

But what they'll do instead is add the emulator as part of each downloadable game, so it won't work for anything else.

I'm not saying it's a bad thing, it makes sense as a business move. Why give stuff away when you can sell it? I'd do exactly the same thing. But that's how it works. In fact, aren't they just about to release Crazy Taxi on PSN? That was a PS2 game, right?
Dajmin
S2 licensed
That's the problem with young folks these days, they think everything is as it's always been. Back in the day your choice was SCART or RF. SCART was vastly superior but only on more expensive equipment. It later evolved into RCA, and that's why consoles like the SNES came with an RCA>SCART connector.

Hereth the lesson end. Eth.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I know why, and I'll share it with you right now. Money.

If you could buy cheapo used PS2 games in your local store, they wouldn't be able to sell them to you for twice the price on PSN. Case closed, defence rests your honour.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I first found it on a cover CD of PC Zone (god rest its soul), I think back in 2003, maybe 2005. Google says 2005.
I tried it and because I was on a keyboard I couldn't use the RWD cars so never really did much with it. Couple of years later my little brother reminded me of it and we both decided to buy copies at the same time.

The rest, as they say, is hysterical.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
You know why they do it? E-penis.
This car, I swear on the petrol gods themselves, will be the most hotly contested hotlap vehicle in the game. There's a lot of people out there who want to hold the WR for no reason other than to have their name instead of someone else's.

So by adding the car, and making it - presumably - totally overpowered and unbalanced - they immediately appeal to those people because they don't need to work through the other cars to find the fastest.

Personally I couldn't give a rats ass. I'd much rather lose a good close race than win as if I was the only one on the track. And as I've said before in LFS and Forza threads, I must prefer racing the slower cars anyway.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I actually agree with this. Most posts mean nothing after a couple of years and nobody minds stuff getting reposted if it isn't actually discussed that much. But it would stop people bumping old stuff for no real reason with a 'lol' or something.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
The actual 24 hours was easy enough (and I did 27 to make up for tea and food breaks) but I'm suffering for it today after going 9am Saturday to 11pm Sunday without sleep. Too old for this, obviously. I hit my $150 target, which isn't quite enough to get me a free t-shirt but that was what I wanted.

At last count the event had made the charity (unfounded paranoia not applying) $417k, which isn't too bad for a few thousand people and more than the last 2 years combined. The donation window doesn't close until November 15th, so there's still plenty of time to get some more cash in.

Which you can do at http://bit.ly/dajmincmn
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Maybe it's simulated clutch slipping
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Those are fully physics modelled, 2000-polygon poppies, I'll have you know
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