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w126
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Quote from Becky Rose :although i'm unconvinced about automatic report generation mid-race, that would create an insurmountable pile of reports. There has to be legwork involved in raising a report, otherwise the system falls over.

Automatic report generation could be optional. Of course, such system would have to be experimentally verified and its parameters fine-tuned. I will not try to guess how large percentage of time spent reviewing reports (as opposed to racing) would be acceptable to users, and it's all interrelated.

Quote from Becky Rose :If you allow mass moderation, initiatives such as this would become imposible and we'd end up with a system that enforced rules according to the gamer mentality, and it would be hard to take initiatives to change or clean up trends in behaviour.

I thought meta-moderation would prevent that. Meta-moderator (trusted admin) could basically change the result of incident assessment and all the people that assessed the same incident differently would have their "fuel points" taken away (possibly leading to "fuel points" deficit if they managed to use them for racing already). In this way a single action by the admin would enforce moderation behaviour of several users. If admins have less time, they may meta-moderate smaller sample of all the incidents but make the penalty (negative "fuel points") for wrong assessment bigger to still keep users on their toes while mass-moderating.
w126
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Quote from SamH :You've identified a core problem with ALL admined servers, and one that the CTRA struggled to address. Our admin team, at the start, was perfect. All admins were brilliantly impartial, meticulous with their attention to detail, and brilliant marshals. But outside of LFS there is life and you can't hit pause on that while you're processing reports. We needed admin turnover, and that was impossible to achieve.

Has anyone thought about building a system for processing reports similar in concept to mass moderation used on Slashdot? Every driver would need to have "fuel points" to be able to race and they would earn them by reviewing racing incidents. Every incident would be assessed by several people selected randomly and the result decided by majority. Assessments different from majority would be considered wrong and not give "fuel points" or even cause penalty. People reviewing incidents would be forced to learn the rules of clean racing from the very beginning. There could be a level of meta-moderation performed by admins (but with little intensity of work required) to resolve controversial cases and to make sure that the assessments are done in accordance with the regulations and not only based on common sense. Possibly a large throughput of report processing could be achieved this way and racers could even be encouraged to report even little incidents by using a simple command usable during a race (which could automatically prepare replay fragment of a certain time lengh before the moment this command was used). Maybe such solution would allow achieving very clean racing environment.
w126
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Quote from danowat :How do you get on with other downloads?, can you get content on live?.

Yes, it works, but I guess it depends on console locale settings. I don't remember Live registration asking any questions about country and there are no clauses about it in the terms of use.
Quote :The reason I ask, is because I may have a spare copy of the LCE, and if you wanted, I could sell that copy, complete with DLC card.......

I decided that I cannot live without 131 Abarth and ordered non-LCE version from UK.
w126
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Quote from danowat :
1965 Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale
1981 M1
1957 250 Testa Rossa
1980 131 Abarth Stradale
1965 Cobra Daytona Coupe

Sadly, these great cars are not going to be available to people who buy FM3 "Outcast Edition", sold in the majority of countries.
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w126
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There are many point-to-point tracks in general but only very little part of them may be driven like rally stages with pacenotes. They could at least add pacenotes to all the trailblazer tracks, maybe also to the raid tracks (although there could be problems because of optional routes). With little additional work CM could give rally fans so much more.
w126
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IMO the graphics are not that great, especially when compared to Dirt 2 or even Shift (it's not the blur that I like in them though). It is detailed and crisp but just does not seem very impressive to me. OK, maybe that means it is lifelike. The cockpit view is really half-cockpit view or even quarter-cockpit view to be exact.
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w126
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"Slip fraction" from RAF is not slip angle. It's defined here (and in the RAF spec).

RAF does not contain slip angle directly. I am not sure if slip angle shown by F1PerfView is correct.

You can use my programs from this post to get slip angles (example). However, they are not very easy to use. Not that they are not user friendly, they are but in a geeky way. One factor that is not taken into account in the calculation is the movement (mainly lateral) of front wheel contact patches relative to car body due to steering input changes and caster (scrub radius also but its influence should be much smaller).
w126
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I just could not resist posting this: http://www.rallybase.nl/index. ... rofile&driverid=20537
Your "driving god" is over 20 % off the pace in his class (N4) when competing with international rally drivers. Imagine someone being 20 % off the pace in LFS. What would you think?
w126
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Looks quite nice. It seems to have visible tyre deformation, like LFS.
w126
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Maybe you could compare the data from OutSim with data from RAF for the same lap and find out that way?
w126
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Quote from Furiously-Fast :And I wonder if the tyre simulation is LFS rivalling...

What do you need tyres for in a hovercraft?
w126
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Maxi would not be in accordance with this thread rules as production based race/rally car, but it's still Renault 5 Turbo (road-going). You win.
w126
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It's not hard I guess.
w126
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaika_(car)
This one is probably even easier for people from Russia.
w126
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Quote from anttt69 :I dont think week 13 is scoring. I just did a race where nobody scored any rating points at all ??

It depend on the series. For example, Mixed Class Martial Arts is unofficial.
w126
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Yes, 13th week Solstice and Legends series are official, they influence your iRating and SR.
w126
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Try RAFs downloaded from Hotlap Analyser http://www.lfsworld.net/rafa/ . I think these G's were added in connection with Hotlap Analyser development and are visible in it, so the values must be there. They were not available in older versions of RAF specification. Maybe it's a bug if they are not present in regular RAFs output from LFS (I haven't checked that) and maybe your RAFs are from older LFS version (?). G's are accelarations, so another way of getting them is calculating 2nd derivative of car position and doing coordinate transformation if you want longitudinal/lateral parts.
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w126
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Quote from 5haz :Funny how they leave it until the first race weekend to raise their complaint, even though the diffuser in question has been around for weeks now.

F1 cars are supposed to be legal during race weekends, not during pre-season tests. They will protest based on facts, not predictions and speculation.
w126
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Quote from anttt69 :You cant just take things back from people that they already own. Thats plain robbery!

They don't take it back. They keep it safe for you in their "garage" for free, until you decide to renew your subscription.
w126
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Quote from Bawbag :Is there anywhere to find the best hotlaps for certain tracks?
I got 1.46.8 in qualifying with the soltice at laguna seca

No, but I think I have seen 01:46.041 somewhere. I know, here http://members.iracing.com/mem ... reerStats.do?custid=15250 I'm not sure, however, if there were no physics changes that affect car performance since this time was set.

EDIT: I'm too slow, on the forum and on the track.
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w126
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Pink Floyd, "Echoes", the part starts around 5:13 in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2hFZ8KnsSo
w126
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Yes, I'm fully aware that Google is able to dominate us all. TBH I suspect that the founders of this company maybe hope it will be bought by Google.
w126
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They must hurry up. This Romanian company http://www.norc.ro/ provides a service similar to Street View for some cities in several central-eastern Europe countries.
w126
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Quote from danowat :Looks interesting, if only for the fact it has a Lada, I mean, A LADA? lmao

Then just wait for the Trabant. The other thing they work on is a gravel stage.
w126
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Quote from thisnameistaken :TBH I subscribed to iRacing for 2 months and didn't think it was all that interesting. I'm surprised that so many people seem to have jumped ship already. It can't be the lure of the multiplayer because the multiplayer is so inconvenient, so what it is?

I think iRacing gives access to relatively clean and careful racing without the necessity of joining leagues, which in fact are even more inconvenient. I don't know if this is a result of the system promoting careful driving (you need reasonably high SR to move to higher license and drive more interesting cars online) or only the fact that many teenagers cannot afford or justify its cost.
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