I asked Eric but he doesn't want to show South City screenshots yet.
He's been working on it, changing all the road surfaces and building some ways through that were blocked off before. It's not just the roads but barriers, fences, walls, etc. And many buildings will be updated.
We are sure it is a big job . I think everyone that has used shift+U there has a bare idea of what this 2.0 version Eric is preparing may bring more : like the roads not yet accessible, especially the area in the attached snapshot ...
for sure this damn roundabout not accessible in "x" version is frustating . Everyone would like to drift it since it exists . Anyway, seeing what Aston, Autocross and Kyoto look like on the screenshots, South City is going to be sexy !!! (I remember having read somewhere that it is Eric’s preferred track)
I honestly doubt it. I believe iRacing and rFactor and AC right now are just way too big (mostly in the professional teams) for LFS to make a comeback with just refreshed tracks and slightly improved graphics. Sure there will be a few more people, but it simply can't compete with the huge (real) content other sims have to offer. I'd like to be proven wrong though in a few years when a new patch is out.
Storm, you just sound like an old person who is simply not accepting any change in the game industry. It is more important what the majority demands. Clearly, that's what the community wants more (look at iR / AC etc), those games attract people who are willing to pay because there's content and there's always something new.
You just need to burst your bubble and realize that in today's society, these sort of players (mainly iR one's) seek more than just ''hey uh we got a nice spectator mode and chat interface''...
It sums it up for you but the racing community isn't made out of 10 old,retired people, c'mon, get real here!
I think even Nilex has got over the fact that this game is just a dying breed..........3 guys who work on a game can't compete with the staff of iRacing or AC, it is just not possible. Look at the money these guys invest in iR to get the latest tech co-op with what they are putting out. It doesn't MATCH UP the level of effort that goes into here. Get off your high-horse and realize this is just as bad as any other game that had their time to shine but spoiled it in one way or another.
The industry doesn't care what you want, they just want your money. iR is where it goes and they got the supply to keep up with the demand. LFS is just a great hobby for Scawen and Eric but before it gets anywhere near iR level, we will probably be in our retirement houses.
While i agree that the other sims are more superior in graphics and content, i can say with all honesty that assetto corsa's physics is crap compared to any other sim, project cars (both) is graphically better than a.c and LFS and i-racing. LFS is more user friendly in terms of being able to get online and asking people for setups to try vs a.c's messing around of having to either download a .ini setup file or copying from someone that is willing to tell you online each individual setting
Don't bother arguing, you'll get the same answer over and over: "Lfs is the bestest evarest".
I moved to rFactor 2 and having so much fun. Fun that LFS was never able to give me. I've played LFS since I was 13, and it's sad to quit playing it. But at the same time, I've found better alternatives.
I mostly agree about the actual LFS state, tho the actual situation is not as desperate as you might think.
Of course there is no way for such small game to compete with those who are investing hundreds thousands into this hobby of ours, but in case of LFS the devs could try to cater to those who want cheap and accessible (in term of multiplayer) sim for their quick daily fix, I mean it can appear harsh but a much cheaper game will sell regardless of the difference in complexity versus the competition, now even if they decrease the license price there is still the visibility and platform problem...
But I am sure Scavier hate the idea of revisiting the selling price, it's their choice and I respect that.
Nah, someone who's first language is English I reckon. It doesn't matter, the message is clear although I do not agree that it needs to be on iR/AC level. All it needs here is timed updates, in the past it was like that but it's not happening anymore now due to some tire physics delay of ten years (!). Can release any artificial track what you want and or graphical improvement but it all will not matter in gaining popularity because everyone knows the real problem.