I think I will just offer the three customization options, rims ring and back and the front spoke.
There is also an issue with LOD3 which doesn't fit the body shape very well.
I will fix all of those when I get back from work
I thought it could be better to offer the option since this car is from an era where ESP started to be pretty much standard, why it's turned off by default ? well that was my personal preference since it's way more rewarding to drive with the thing off.
very nice and beautiful (as expected )
Physics wise, for the engine I would see more the car having a redline at 7500 or 8000 rpm. I know LFS original cars (fictional ones) have a quite high redline, but sounds a bit fantasy to have 9000 in a small gti car
Regarding the base setup (not to race), I made some quick testing and by softening the springs/arb, getting a bit more ride height, less camber, a shorter 1st gear (road car ) and a basic viscous lsd (open diff not really good with current physics), it feels very cool . Brilliant !
Physics wise I feel like the car is way too powerful and grippy for what I'm thinking it should be.
As Flotch said, I think the redline should be toned down to 7000 rpm, and max power to 130/140 bhp. I played with the car with a 12-14% power restriction and it felt more fun and realistic to drive.
I agree that the car should have the option to disable the TC, but I feel like the stock setup should have it enabled, with an agressive 5% max slip allowed, just like a car like this would have out of the factory.
As for the grip, I felt the car was more appropriate with the "NORMAL" tires suited on instead of the "SUPER"
Anyways, looking forward to try out the evolution, keep up the good work mate
EDIT: Small thing visually, I feel like the car is really large, but looking at the dimensions in game, it seems to be around 1.72/1.74m so same width as a 2012 Peugeot 208. Maybe it's the mirrors ? They seems really small
EDIT2: I also feel like having a trailing arm for the rear suspension (just like the original XFG has) would fit more the econobox hatchback from this era, and still used on this type of car to this day.
It's true that it feels more planted than what some of you people expected, the thing is a car doesn't feel the same when drove near its limit, which also reveal its flaws, and since I m not really good at stressing out a car, I thought having a "too balanced" specs as a first version and as a base to start with and try to make a little bit more sensational down the road (with people inputs), without scarifying how it handle as it's supposed to be a well balanced GTI.
I think you are right, now that I checked other similar car, the rear suspension type doesn't make sense.
I really want to keep the power output as it is, but before any final decision I need to try the thing with the changes first.
And don't get me started about the body proportions , there is so many mistakes I made, especially with the interior, one of them is what you mentioned already, that "too large" impression, it's because the inside body panels aren't "stuffed" enough, side parts of the interior lack thickness, plus there is some elements that need to be enlarged... but that's something I want to correct for my next projects.
and the front side windows are too large too .
Anyway, thanks for the inputs, I will try to mess up with the physics a little bit more.
OMG this car desing represents modern XFG generation so well but I think it's a slighty to big. Look how small driver is compared to interior and seat.
I know that cars growth over generations but not that much.
The car general dimensions are fine (compared to other small hatchbacks), it's the car width around the windows/pillars area that are a bit too large, that's why I should've gave some more thickness to the interior panels and narrowed the whole top of the car when I started this project.
it's fascinating how interiors ergonomics expose all the flaws of exterior design !
1 - strange, I will see what's up with that
2 - do you find it hard to drive ? Or it's just a personal opinion?
3 - how? Does the ffb feels weird ? Could you be more precise about that if you don't mind?
4 - that's one tricky subject, sound in general is very setup dependent, for me personally I wanted to stay as far as possible from "racy" or aggressive engine sound, since I can't really control how it sounds at higher rpm, unless you go full bang with it and make it sound like a race car, I mean it's hard for me to give nuances to the engine sound with the actual lfs sound engine (eg: quieter at lower rpm, screamy at higher rpm).
The front indicator left is yellow you can fix the "color" on lfs editor, maybe some tris is yellow?
#Too much power i think the engine has too much torque, i lost grip on each corner (try my KRT CR mod you probalbylostgripon each corner too ^^)
#Force feedback error probably caster angle I feel too much the torque when i push the gaz on curves :/
#I'm not in love with the car's sound can i send you a proposition?Can i take a look on the engine in LFS editor?
Yes of course, you can do whatever you want with the engine sound, just keep in mind this is still a GTI, a civilian car that is supposed to sound somehow sporty without going overboard.
I double checked the left and right indicators mesh colors, everything seems fine ( the mesh color is white ), there is nothing I can do for now unless if I just apply an orange color to the base mesh, which is not something I want for the front/rear light style to be honest :s.
Are you using a Direct drive wheel ? I changed the caster value in the latest version, it didn't improve the ffb feels ?
I understand the comment from versiu : when you put the xf2 next to current LFS cars : it looks very huge
Anyway, the changes done are very good , the car feels nicer, even if the base setup makes it quite brutal by losing the back (clutch pack lsd is increasing the thing). Anyway, as expected, it looks beautiful ... this and the RB4 2.0 are clearly beauties ! Can't wait to have the graphical updates on the tracks to admire these !!