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t1ger
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OK, Pool 6 for me this time and I only just finalised my set just before the race after deciding R2's (which I used for hotlapping) at the pressue setting I had would not last so changed to R3s but lowered the psi a bit to put some temperature into them. This worked well and I was able to do the entire 30 laps on them (this is the set that I gave you btw JR!)

As for the race, I started 5th and spent the entire first lap spinning around (three spins in total) and ended up very close to the back. After that I managed to find my groove and didn't spin again until 4 laps from the end. In between times I made it all the way to 2nd place due to others spinning and pitting etc.

This was fun (for me anyway).

Then kx_mole was 30 seconds behind me and there was 10 laps to go. He started closing me down by 3 seconds a lap (I must point out that kx_mole was much quicker than I and he head already overtaken me twice for position and lost it again - these two times I had not fought for the position because there is no point trying to stop someone who is that much faster than you from getting past) However, this time I was going to fight! At the rate he was closing, it was going to be a close finish! Fortunately I managed to keep the gap at 25 seconds until 4 laps from the end. Then a slight drop in concentration sent me spinning around and almost out of the race. I rejoined 3 seconds in front of kx_mole.

I kept it in front until the sharp corner at the top of the hill after the start/finish straight - this time I tried to not let kx_mole past, but in vain. Great overtaking maneuver btw!

I am happy with 3rd and, just like bozo said, I hated this combo, but now I would like to do it all again!!

See you all next time for some more great racing.

Tim
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t1ger
S3 licensed
I have just added all the names I know and I am missing the exact same two. However, I do know that Funnybears name is Tim! Could hardly forget really !

I will attach it anyway (seen as I spent the last 20 minutes editing it!)

Could the two whose names we are missing, please enlighten us?

Thanks
Tim

EDIT: Added racer names for the missing two. Not sure of the real names, but that would only be needed for completeness!
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t1ger
S3 licensed
Yup, a great day indeed!

Big thanks to Ben (for organising) and to Adrian (for the venue)!

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
Hi,

Best I can do at the moment is provide this link to HPs support for this printer. At the bottom are several links for problems in Win XP. Have a read and see. None of them state your problem exactly, but it is worth trying it they look similar.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr ... oduct=1141647&lang=en

Other than that, the only thing I can think of is: do your USB ports show up in Device Manager correctly? Maybe the issue is with them and not the actual printer. Maybe is needs to be fully USB2.0 and yours are only running as USB1.x ports at the moment.

Also just found this on google, maybe worth a look at the links and the fix at the end. http://www.tek-tips.com/viewth ... fm?qid=1323454&page=3

Hope these help!

Tim

ps Remember: if its not broken, don't fix it - if it is broken, don't panic!!
t1ger
S3 licensed
Quote from Bob Smith :That could well be down to experience

I agree. Hopefully, I will get some more time this week to practice.

Quote from Bob Smith : I will admit I struggled a bit to keep the car behaving through the near-flat turns leading from the middle straight to the final chicane, not sure why they cause so much trouble.

Yup, to begin with, but not so much now, I was sliding left and right all the way through this complex. Anywho...

One thing I did notice: my fastest so far is a 1.20.55 and even 16 x 1.20 dead laps would take me 21minutes and 20 seconds! Is this going to be a problem? Do we need less laps? Am I just snail slow? What are all you managing? I know the WR is 1.14:56 but I can't get near that - can any of those who are going? Actually, hang on..back in a minute

/beavers away on LFS World feaverishly for about 10 minutes!

OK from all your online statistics I can see that:

Bob Smith has a PB of: 1.18:89 Total:21minutes 04seconds
Viper93: 1.20:84 Total:21minutes 20seconds
need: 1:22.08 Total 21minutes 36seconds

All the other confirmed people do not have online PB's for this track.

Discuss (or not)...?

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
I spent some time last night testing the XF GTI and FXO GTI sets. I tested the XF GTI set over 11 laps and I easily managed to finish in less than 20 minites (well it was over by 4 seconds, but I had Windows Updates popping up twice asking me if I wanted to restart!! Took my small brain ages to realise it was better to just leave the message up and not click "Restart Later" ). Anyway, in summary this set is fine for me.

I attempted to test the FXO GTI set over 16 laps, but I am not really used to this car and ended up crashing a bit and then my testing time was cut short. Like I say, I am not used to this car, but I did find it a bit over-steery. Having said that, it was easy enough to recover, so I can live with it (with a bit more practice). In summary, this set is fine for me too.

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
I'm 32, only ever driven karts around tracks (never real cars, which is a shame ). I've been a sim racer, I guess, for quite some time now. I joined the LFS crowd in November 2004 after finding a demo on the front of a mag. I already had a steering wheel for my PC which I had previously used with Geoff Crammonds F1GP1,2,3 and 4, which I loved up until my wheel decided it wouldn't play under Win XP properly. The pedal axis were reversed and not seperate any more and nothing I could do would fix it, so I gave up. Then I found LFS and that was the first sim I found that would allow the axis to be inverted.

I am not the quickest, but I try to be the most consistent racer and prefer a slow stable set to a high speed "on the ragged edge" type set. I can sometimes get a quick hotlap, but you can guarentee that I will have reset on the previous 10 tries!!

I also ramble on a bit too much sometimes.. ...(see above)....

I don't think I will be at the bottom of the timings next week, but I will definately not be at the top (I know this 'cos bozo is always faster than me!).

See you there!

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
My silence = happy

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
The reason for this is that V3 and above now send more packets to insim for Pit and stuff. All good things and I am sure when smith gets around to it he will make the necessary ammendments to this fine piece of software.

However, for now, it doesn't work. I tried it and I got all those messages you mentioned and I just ignored them because I thought it would be OK, unfortunately the RES packets have changed also, so I think stats gets confused at the end of the race and (in my case on V3) showed all racers as DNF.

I would suggest you use V2 or earlier for now if you need the stats and then keep checking back. As you know these are just test patches, so it would be silly of smith to make significant changes because things may change which would mean re-writing again.

Hope this helps.
Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
I'm in too. Looks a very nice site, simple and easy. Can you let me have the password for the sub league thingy please?

Ta
Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
Pool 5 for me as well.

I started 1st because lowgoods did not show, and I absolutely hate starting so close to the front (there is less to gain and everything to lose!). I managed to stay in front in the opening laps and actually managed to ease out a gap. I changed my mind just before the race started that I would not pit - hoping that my tyres would last as I had not tested full race distance, and I was hoping so badly that linsen would have to stop. It was around lap 25 that I was concentrating so hard on those behind me, watching for everyone pulling into the pits that I slowed and started getting a big ragged on the two hairpins and this allowed linsen to get past. Well done linsen. Fortunately I managed to hold off Horsepower but just couldn't catch linsen again.

In the last few laps, I noticed you (linsen) was smoking at the hairpins and slowing, but not enough for me to catch you.

2nd is my best ever result in an OLFSL race, so I am delighted, but that one place lost from 1st to 2nd is the most annoying single place I have ever lost!!

Thanks to linsen and Horsepower and Janko for a great race.

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
Quote from LFSn00b :Did i read wrong? You need just to send the 15£?

For now, we just need 9 people to send Bob £15. If Bob gets 9 people to send him a cheque, the rest of you can wait and just pay on the day.

Hope this helps.

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
Hi Ben,

You can confirm me, please.

I think the way we paid last time worked quite well, so we should do the same again just as you have suggested.

Just tell me the exact name the cheque needs to be payable to and PM me your address to send it to.

I am now going to book my hotel!

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
Quote from nihil :I would second that, but I think we've been infiltrated by the FWD militia...

I can only speak for myself, but I selected slower cars (ie not the BF1, FO8 and FOX) because slower cars should allow for closer races over the short period of time we have.

Tim
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t1ger
S3 licensed
Quote from bozo :Hey, get down off that fence, make a decision

I will when there is a poll!

Whoa, and as if by magic, there is the poll! Lets vote....

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
Quote from Bob Smith :May I ask where abouts you're staying (I don't mean what hotel is it, just where the hotel is in relation to the race centre)? Or have you not booked yet?

I haven't booked yet, but most likely this Travel Inn (its 2.2 miles away from the venue)

Quote from Bob Smith :
I can picture it now:

Do you want to:
* Be sociable
* Go home
* I just came for the beer


LOL !

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
I can not think of any more specific suggestions so I am happy to wait for the poll. (spot the copy and paste! )

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
Yup, I agree. Any of the Aston or Fern Bay short tracks - just not rallycross, thats all!

I can not think of any more specific suggestions so I am happy to wait for the poll.

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
Quote from Bob Smith :Tim - to be honest I don't think that will all take too much effort, I'm happy to pick up all that.

OK, at least we all know!

Quote from Bob Smith :The two groups for for the races are determined by qualifying times anyway, so it's only the qualifying groups that need to be "decided", which should just involved 10 people sitting down while another 10 wait before their first go.

Good point, well made!

Quote from Bob Smith :The only thing I'm not sure about, is where to head to after the meet. I've no idea how many people will be staying for a drink (alcoholic or otherwise, I'm guessing most of the drivers won't be unless people have booked hotels) and how many are intending to make a full evening of it. Since that part is entirely optional I'm not sure how to decide that in advance. I get the feeling where we'll be driving isn't exactly the hub of night life so that may mean travelling, tbh any suggestions on how to work that are definately welcomed.

I know that I will be staying over in a hotel, but I also know that me and alcohol/"making a night of it" don't mix very well. I have no problem going to a pub etc and talking but when it is with people I don't know and who don't know me, if it is in somewhere where it is hard to hear yourself never mind the person you are talking to, I find it very hard to have a proper conversation. If I do not think people can "get me", I do not feel comfortable talking to them. (I am not explaining it very well, so I hope you all understand)

Dare I suggest another poll for what we do afterwards? :hide:

Quote from Bob Smith :So, back to the poll, no more votes are coming (I have to admit all the votes seem to happen in a couple of days but I don't want to rush people, I know not everyone checks the forum as often as I do). So I'll go with my suggestion, hopefully that will keep both the FWD and RWD lovers happy (although there won't be a true RWD car in action, for the most parts it can be setup to handle very similarly, it just takes more abuse).

Oh and as for name badges, thanks for reminding me, I am intending to get some made, haven't decided exactly in what form though. I was thinking, to keep cost low (I'll pay), since they only need to last a few hours hours, and not risk damaging clothing, I'll just get some cheapy stick on labels where I can write people's names on in thick-ish marker pen.

One last concern is that we might not get the full 20 people, the increase in cost if we only miss the figure by a few doesn't really concern me, but for every two people we drop, that's one less person in the race (amd 10 isn't a huge figure to start with), and it makes the whole event have less sense of occasion. Perhaps I'll make another thread in general discussion once we get to the confirmation stage (and suggestions on a deadline for that?) to advertise any spaces.

Right, time for a couple of new threads...

Thanks for your thoughts!

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
I agree with Bozo, well done for organising so far Ben.

However, I was thinking just now, do we think it would be an idea to assign some responsibilities to people beforehand. For example:

Person responsible for getting everybody to the event, ie directions, where to meet, when to leave the meeting place etc.

Person responsible for collecting all the money and paying the venue.

Person responsible for team A, ie organising them and making sure they all know where they need to be and what they need to be doing.

Person responsible for team B, same as team A but with another group of people.

etc...(can't think of anymore and these are only examples - hopefully you get the idea)

I know at the last meet, the people that organised it (Tristan and Will) got lumbered with everyone leaning on them for answers on the day. It would be better if people knew for definate who to look to for answers and that they knew they had to be in possesion of those answers.

Or am I just getting into a "taking this too seriously" frameset and instead we should just all sort ourselves out and have fun instead?

While I have my flame jacket on, what about name badges so we know who we all are this time? I nearly suggested it last time and when I joked about it at the event, some people actually agreed with me .

Your thoughts?

Tim

ps Ben if this is better off in one of the other threads, please move it!
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t1ger
S3 licensed
Hi Ant,

The symptoms point to a virus or malware to me, but you can't see these running in the normal ME view (in XP you have a processes tab, but ME does not have this).

I would suggest you download ProcessExplorer from http://www.microsoft.com/techn ... ties/ProcessExplorer.mspx and see if there are any wierd processes running. Try closing any down which you do not recognise one at a time and see if the problem goes away.

Also, you can use msconfig (START >> RUN >> MSCONFIG) to check what items are started at boot up and see if any of them look "wierd". If you are unsure about a particular process, just google it and look at the top 2 or 3 hits - should be enough to decide if it is a good or bad process.

Hope this helps!

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
Hi Solar,

Bad luck with the rock !

I am seriously considering such a car for my next company car (which is due to be replace March 2008).

If you don't mind, Solar, I would like to pick your brains over the next 8 - 10 months (slowly) about the car to see if it would work for us (incl. family). My first question is: do you know what it is like for packing a holiday into (ie for 2 adults and a 4 year old kid)? How practical is it as a family car, I guess is another way to phrase it?

Your thoughts are greatly appreciated, and you do not have to respond quickly (or at all! )

Thanks

Tim
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t1ger
S3 licensed
Yup, thanks Ant and big thanks to Franky @ 500 Servers!

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
Quote from Linsen :I believe t1ger was joking .

(correct me, if I'm wrong, t1ger)

Joke, sarcasm, whichever. Wasn't very funny though, I guess.

Anyway, I have just been using my new wheel, and I must say - I LIKE IT A LOT!!

It will take quite some getting used to! 900 degrees is already nice - it is more realistic trying to catch a slide!! (IMHO anyway)

Clutch and gearshift will take *lots* of getting used to. I am about 2 - 3 seconds slower when I try to use them both! Until LFS *makes* you use the clutch (ie damage or stalling) I will stick to lifting the throttle for races, but keep practicing!

Good luck with your wheel Bladerunner!

And, yes rFactor is the demo (I believe you have to purchase a code for full version similar to LFS).

Tim
t1ger
S3 licensed
It just arrived, in perfect condition (shrinkwrapped in black plastic bizzarly!)

Also slightly wierd, it came with 2 CDs. 1 is the Logitech software and 1 is something call Our Factory...or...rfactory..or...rsomethingoranother?!

Now all I have to wait for is my Track-IR 4!

p.s. I answered my own question about the adaptor - the power supply uses a standard "figure of 8" jack, so I can just use one that I already have (ie from the back of a radio).

Tim
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