In your second replay (...5.spr) you've damaged the suspension of the car in your outlap (you can see it by pressing F10). So, all the rest of the laps were done with a damaged suspension. You should have either restarted after you hit the wall or reset the car (put it in complete stop and press the space-bar... if it says "option is not available" or something like that, type: "/canreset yes" (no quotes)).
That's a fair comment! Personally I don't consider normal BC unfair (since its an ingame option). But I do consider unfair the use of a macro (which is an external automation).
That being said (again and again ) there's nothing stopping anyone to use normal BC in races and AC in the hotlaps they upload to LFSW. They are two different worlds and it just happens that this ambiguity on LFSW of who's using the macro and who's not to give a bad name to those who don't use AC or CL.
Ray, that sounds quite a challenge (not for me of course). I'm eager to see arrachee (or anyone else) take it, so we can watch a marvellous WR dual at FBM@BL1 or FBM@SO4... it would also give you back lots of the motivation you lost when you got that job and car
Too bad you don't have force-feedback (you're running it via Wine?). It helps a lot in understanding and feeling the weight transfers of the cars, thus helping you (even warning you) in many cases.
Other than that, set your G25 rotation to 720 degrees both ingame and in the drivers and also set the Wheel Compensation to 1 ingame. This will make sure your wheel wont't turn more or less than the intended by the devs steering of each car.
Don't give up, it will take some time but you'll get there. For a start, I think you need a good setup. This is Vincper's setup who used to have the world record a few days ago. It's not easy to drive it as is, so decrease the brake power about 20 clicks (this will help you NOT locking your wheels while braking) and increase the brake bias 3-4 clikcs (this will help you NOT loosing the rear while braking & turning).
If you keep loosing the rear while accelerating, increase 2 clicks the rear downforce.
All the above will be pointless if you don't correct your racing line. The best way to begin with is to download a replay (preferably Vincper's, since you aready have his setup) and press 4 while you are watching it. It will show a green line, representing the racing line. Study it all the way (especiall corners entry & exit)!
PS. What wheel are you using and how many degrees of steering?
I paid my respects to arrechee for his recent wr using AC, which were against two tough oponents: Bawbag & Rudy van Buren! In this weird macro situation (where it's not crystal clear who's using it an who's not) the only safe way to stay with a clean name is to drive either with AC or with CL.
If anyone will be accused of cheating or not is pretty much his responsibility, and as far as I am concerned, arrechee just did the right thing! He proved his case! I just hope he keeps using AC (or CL)
And I respect him for that! That's the way to go (off my black list)
@glenn: can't make it more clear to you, sinbad did too... the macro is an EXTERNAL AUTOMATION... that's the fundamental thing to call it a cheat. The others you keep referiring too are of secondary importance.
The first thing you should fix is your racing line. As zeugnimod said above, you should use the whole width of the track, meaning to follow the track edge before every corner entry and after every corner exit (even if that occasionally means to use the kerbs).
Once you learn to do that you will find it easier to also increase your passing speed through the corners, since you'll have more working room on each one of them. During the learning period you could also increase the rear downforce a bit so you don't loose so easy the control of the car in the exit of the 1st chicane (the exit speed there is very important, due to the long straight that follows the chicane). Once you are comfortable with lines, braking and exiting throttle you shoule decrease the rear downforce back to its normal value and try again (low downforce = less grip + more maximum speed + more responsive cornering).
I like Spanish people and I loved your country when I visited a few years ago (Andalusia tour... just beautiful)! Personally, I don't generalize, since I've also spotted in the LFSW charts Brazilians, Germans, Australians and others using the macro (tbh most of the time I just check the CL and AC flags).
The main thing here is the ethical part, not the nationality
Btw, -M- can use just the button clutch without the macro if he seeks realism. He can also use Track IR
They may can, they may not, but even if they can I bet it will take them a lot more effort and time to do it. There's only one way to know, to re-upload their hotlaps either using AC or pedal CL
For me -M- is a problem too, what is unethical stays unethical regardless the outcome. I'm glad you are going to inform them what the LFS community thinks of them right now (even gereralizing for all Spanish LFS racers), although I'm pretty sure both Zanini and arrechee are well aware of this thread!
Actrually GTR2 is a good sim, as long as you have a G25 and spend some time (a lot) to correctly set it up. When it comes to sims I don't like to zero things.
GTR/GTR2 are two of the most awarded sims in the sim community and press. GTR2 also happened to be the most complete in terms of features (day/night, dynamic weather, variable racing line, many racing modes, motec telemetry, etc, etc). The physics suffer compared to LFS, that's for sure but it makes up in other areas. His major prob (besides the tyre model) is the poor online experience.
So I would say, if you like racing offline GTR2 is a rather good sim, if you want online racing then go with LFS.