Suggested improvements log [READ before making a new thread]
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Suggested improvements log [READ before making a new thread]
Updated 10.8.2011 Thanks, Flame CZE!
(no longer updated as of 11.1.2009 by me)

This thread is meant to work as a log of keeping list of all improvement suggestion made for LFS on this forum as well as on some other forums. The log is supposed to include only the ideas that have not yet been implemented to LFS or ideas how to enhance the current state of a peculiar feature. It's a good thing to browse through this before making new suggestions.

All the ideas are discussed on this forum or other forums by LFS users and opinions and ideas are presented as the discussions evolve. Some ideas work better than others and some ideas are not really what LFS is about, hence not all ideas even make it to this log. And eventually LFS users do not decide what will and will not be in LFS, the developers do.

Yes, this unofficial list, devs have nothing to do with this list, except for making the ideas come true. I'll update this about monthly with all the ideas I consider worthy of LFS and try to give the ideas fair rating based on general opinion.

All suggestions are rated:
- = Idea or feature considered bad for LFS or not possible/feasible to implement.
... = Hard to tell...
+ = Idea or feature considered good for LFS

Every time I update this, I'll color code the most recently added ideas in red color. Suggestions that have been implemented are in silver color.

Notice:
* I've taken the liberty to leave some suggestions out (like police chases...)
* The list is not perfect
* This isn't a list of things I want

If you notice some suggestions missing, please reply to this thread about it. Smile

This also isn't a discussion thread about the suggestions! Comment the suggestions in their own threads if a link is provided. Or search Smile. It is perfectly acceptable to post short and easy ideas and suggestions to this thread instead of making a new thread for every small new suggestion or idea. If you want to discuss about your new idea, a new topic is recommended. After a search, of course.


The list:


Popular, already many times suggested features:
+ Dynamic weather
+ Rain and wet track
+ Night racing
+ touge/mountain track(s)
- drifting tracks
- free roaming, a city with all roads available (free roads at new Westhill)
- Engine building/tuning: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=5957
- Engine Tuning and Car Tweaking: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2071
- Cam timing adjustment: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=1833
- More cars in demo
- - - Buying/selling stuff (wings, mufflers, furry dice), car modifications



Cars:

New cars:
+ Karts: http://www.lfsforum.net/showth ... ?t=210&highlight=Kart
+ Dragsters
+ Trucks
+ LX8/LX8 GTR:
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=13794
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=302
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=6895
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2631
+ LX Race Car:
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2566
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2631
... Historic Class: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=1902
... Rotary (Wankel) powered car
... Bikes: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2082
... Old american muscle cars
... Prototypes
... 4door cars (not coupes): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2683
- Diesel cars: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=1587
For more check these:
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=1917
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=537
NOTE: The chance for real cars in LFS exist. And lookalikes are generally wanted.

Car equipment:
+ Remove the speedo on racing cars: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=30300
+ Odometers in cars
+ Add live settings to BF1 (traction control, fuel/air mixture, engine braking, power steering):
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?p=110950#post110950
+ Fuel light: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2152
+ Indicators tik tik tik sound: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=5888
+ Working lights (night racing for example)
... Rev limiters:
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2321
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=1279
+ Gear indicator only in cars that should have it: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=18605
...Universal in-car fuel-, ignition-, direction indicator- and handbrake dashboard lights/symbols: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=16094
... LCD screen in (some) cars: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4668
... Adjustable rev-limiter
... Wipers + manual switch (with weather effects of course)
... Increase steering lock
... Fuel mixture adjustment: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4206
- NOS
- Shift light with Shift buzzer: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2313
- TCS and ABS: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2362
- Drifting tyres
- "Push to pass": http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=176


Tracks:

+ More rallycross tracks
+ Kart tracks
+ Mountain track
+ A really long track, like 7-8 minutes
+ An alpine track, with 1000ft drops and sheer cliffs either side of the track
+ Airport tracks
+ American Route 66 style track / Nordschleife style track
... Adjustable/longer drag strip: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4687
... A Top Speed Track: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2893
- Rally stages
- Hill Climb Course: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4773
For more check: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=1982
NOTE: The chance for real tracks in LFS exist. And lookalikes are generally wanted.

Tracks related:
+ Variable track temperatures
+ More detailed map section display (split times, colors...)
+ Top speed statistic with lap-times.. ie, 1:05 (240kmh)
+ Edges of road should have small drop (the edge of the tarmac)
+ Correct grip levels for various surfaces (green runoffs, kerbs etc.)
... Dragracing improvements: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=36919
... Free roaming:
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=3359
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=3398
... Give names to the corners

Weather, track surface, time of day:
+ Dirt spreading to track: http://forum.rscnet.org/showthread.php?t=197941
+ Dynamic weather
+ Rain and wet track
+ Night racing
+ More bumps on tracks in general: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=21103
... Deformable road surface: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=5650
... Mud-dirt
- Snow and ice

Autocross:
+ Disable "Save layout" button in online sessions
+ Rallycross with jokerLap: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=48896
+ Fix the autox barriers
+ Layout directory path for dedicated servers
... Generate pictures of layouts to make easier to browse them: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=30962
... Menu (/button to enter) for autocross editor
... Level line start option for autocross
... Dummy cars in track creator
... To be able to place more than 1 start / spawn point (to create grids in the editor)
... Pitzone defining in autocross editor: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=3283
... Bigger autocross area: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2610
... Autocross mudpark: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4928
... To be able to stack stuff on autocross editor


Event related:

Race
+ Possible false starts, jump start penalties
+ Rolling starts (formation lap)
+ Ability to choose on which lap you do your penalty: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=3396
+ Show more race-related information about other players (gap, pitstops amount. Gap also in laps if many laps behind/in front)
+ Class-based fast laps and blue flags
... Cut Curve Penalty: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2183
... T1 help: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2417

Qualification
+ Have the possibility to choose how many laps each car is allowed to do in qualify
+ Qualifying start from pits

Pitting
+ Working pit lights
+ Ability to refuel and change tires simultaniously on pitstops: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=23375
+ Visible pitstop information about other racers during races: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=12652
+ More tyre changing options in the pits (tire type, individual tire): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2298
+ Engine damage can be repaired but only realistically
+ False start when in pits
+ Fixed pit boxes for each racer
+ Option to "add x% fuel" to go with the current "add fuel to certain x%"
+ Tyre change and refueling disallowed at the same time
+ Blue flag at pit exit
+ Possibility to pit by driving into the garage

General features:
+ Warmup Session: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=15566
+ Forced tyre change
+ Limited tyres for Leagues: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2173
+ More than one race per one tyreset: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2509
+ Fixed / server side forced setups: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=38038
... Persistent car state with repairs and setup tuning done between races in pits: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=12386
... Weight penalties; ballast: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2556
... Warm up lap: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=6061 (possible with /zero_all command)
... Show more stats about lap times after race: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=38050


Server options

Admin tools:
+ Click car on map focuses on that driver
+ Ability to force a player to start from the back
+ Ability to give qualifying penalties (seconds/positions): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=26321
+ Server should be able to force driving aids off: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=13650
+ Scripting support for server (to configure server to auto-rotate tracks, game modes etc)
+ Force car change by admin: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2999
+ Option to disable / penalize last lap pitstops: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?p=10579
+ Option to force cockpit view
+ server option to disable / force brake and throttle help
+ Cancel a penalty given by server admin
+ No reset whilst on grid
+ The ability to send a global flag to all players: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=19462
+ When banning people, show info text about the ban: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=24928
+ Ability to exclude a car from results
+ Validate banned usernames (check if the name exists in LFSW)
+ Show users that have left the server grayed for x time before they are removed from the list: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?p=708168#post708168
... Bring back demo / S1 / S2 buttons: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=51638
... Adjustable time / lap window when you get such penalties
... Limited (junior) admin rights: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=3709
... reset to pits
... Manually arrangeable grid

Additional server features:
+ Server Relay (for pure spectators): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=23439
+ Track / combo rotation feature
+ Keep state of player's laps during disconnections: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=13388
+ Public and private slots: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=3336
+ Classify non-finishers: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=16694
+ Timed races less than one hour: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=12004
+ More precision for timed races' duration: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=49905
+ Show player's LFS name in the disconnecttion message: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=24652
+ Working url links in Welcome.txt: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=32403


Physics:

Damage and malfunction:
+ Wheel-to-wheel crash physics (open-wheelers)
+ Engines can stall
+ Parts that fall off when crashing
+ Tire damage from debris
+ Oil spills
+ Engine heat and damage:
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2163
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=1886
+ Perforation of fuel tanks during crashes
+ Tyres blow during crashes
+ Simulate undertray / diffuser damage
+ Broken mirrors: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=19992
+ Clutch overheating
... Brake overheating
... Brake temperature and wear

General:
+ Improvements to wind: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=25445
+ Improve the collision modelling:
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2372
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2148
+ Incomplete differentials
+ Implement structural stiffness
+ Effect of pulling the car into the air when spinning around at high speed
+ Yaw, roll and ride height have effect on aerodynamics
+ Aerodynamic lift (negative downforce, car shape related)
User interface:

Replays:
+ option for automatically deleting (/showing) 'obsolete' replays
+ Smoothen replays (wheel turn, car path): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=21596
+ Rewindable replays: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2299
+ Sorting the replays by track / combo / ...
+ Rename buttons: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2487
+ Auto TV Replay "action" camera: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2402
+ Additional custom onboard cameras: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=596
+ Setting up custom views on multiplayer replays: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=3589
+ Camera zooming (in SHIFT+U mode): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4914
+ Deleting mprs / sprs ingame
+ The camera rotation (e.g. in autoX) is being limited by the mouse cursor hitting the edge of the screen: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=5880
+ Replay info: User comments
+ Sorting replays by track & car
+ "Jump to hotlap" feature: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=37543
+ To be able to position cameras outside of the width confines of normal use
+ Temporary replay - delete at new race start: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=21088
+ Personal best lap messages saved in replays
+ "mix" button for AI grids: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=34919
- To be able to play 2 or more single player replays at once for time lost/gained visualization: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=20386

Setups:
+ Setup files to carry meta information (comments, date created, modified): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=51250
+ Longer car setup names
+ Offer the original name of received setup to be kept: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=30557
+ A single button to send your setup to everyone
+ "Offer setup to be shared" button (others could download it without asking)
+ To be able to move the ballast left / right
+ Remove live anti-rollbar adjustments from road cars: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=7122
+ Ask confirmation before saving setup changes: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2312
+ Setup filters: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2008
+ Comment box: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2003
+ Completely asymmetric setups possible: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2717
+ Torque / acceleration graphs when adjusting gear ratios
+ Show name of setup currently in use (F12?) Currently in multiplayer only though.
+ Rename buttons for setups
+ Tire change >> never
+ Track name (both long and abbreviation) displayed in the garage
+ Finer wing adjustments (less than 1°)
+ Option to have a locked centre diff
+ Option for a clutch pack differential as a centre diff
+ Print setup sheet in pit: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=32420
... Limit setup options: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2310
... Aero effects (rideheight, camber, etc.) in suspension view: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2806
- Dyno

Controls:
+ LFS to be able to adjust logitech profiler settings: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=42083
+ Better clutch support Improved in Y patch
+ Deadzone setup in LFS:
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2380
+ Ability to change the angle of mirrors
+ Individual control settings for all cars / classes: Most of it is possible with LFS scripts
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4192
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4189
+ Button profiles in LFS
+ Look left / right would focus on nearest objects: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=12589
+ Per car view settings: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=19002
+ Store mouse position when browsing the menus when using mouse steering: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=19714
+ possibility to define high speed sensitivity with gamepad controls.
+ treat gamepads as basic input device instead of as a steering wheel.
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?p=338017
http://www.lfsforum.net/showpo ... p=337968&postcount=20
+ Binding messages / commands to numpad keys
+ Shortcut keys on / off option: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=41555
+ Warning to notify the player of FFB-clipping: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=41744
+ Ability to make scripts to change F12 values

Views:
+ on / off switch for gear number display Can be done by changing its colour to black in options
+ Custom view would adjust to RHD / LHD driver position after using the "Eye position" button: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=21834
+ Seperate FOV setting for look functions
+ Colors in map changeable
+ Show best lap of the race in a menu (F12?)
+ Possibility to have flags shown when using shift + F
+ Add draw driver / wheel option to custom view like in default in car view
+ Make inactive cursor to disappear when in car: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=19069
+ Advanced timing screen shown whilst spectating: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=20382
+ Adjustable FOV center for dual screen users
+ Option to toggle SHIFT+F on / off automatically per situation/mode: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=36286
+ Separate FOV for each car: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=40612 Can be done by LFS scripts
... Possibility to use 2nd monitor to show up menus: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=30600
... Extend recent chat list (H): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=20327
... Autoshow damage screen: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4455
... Combine F9 and F10 screens (tire temps and damage): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?p=63121#post63121
... Show sector time deviations in game: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=3279

General:
+ Remove the need to hold down Ctrl in the track selection screen to select an open config track: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=76861
+ Time limit on the onscreen messages: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=28324
+ Black flags: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=29117
+ Relative split times: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=25570
+ Ability to run physics only with no graphics or sound: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=26607
+ Hidden password (do not show it while typing)
+ Undo & a reset button for the interface colors menu
+ Groups for F-key messages: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=23037
+ Gamma control
+ Ping in connection list: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=22926
+ Show starting position number in the pre-race screen: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=23347
+ Improve menu usability / looks: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=3549
+ Show fastest laps for each car class / car after race: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=15166
+ Show avatar and some statistics of others before races: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=17481
+ Group different resolutions by aspect ratios: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=13271
+ "Reload textures" button: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=8727
+ Option to disable downloading helmet skins
+ Option to turn off individual sounds through gui (menu sound, finishing sound...)
+ show all split times instead of cumulative lap time: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=20456
+ Team tag under the Player options: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=37545
+ Make race length, wind and weather (etc.) viewable while spectate
... Add nickname length: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=51587
... Show map button: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=34801
... Show pop-up info when mouse is placed over something: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=15180
... RGB values for colours
... Have the split times coloured according to time lost / gained to the next player: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4518
- Online multiplayer dynamic throttling: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=40858

Server:
+ A sort-ability for the connection list: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=22988
+ In game admin menu for admins: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4547
+ A graphical interface to show connected players and server Info screen: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2069
+ Starting grid stays when track / car is changed (currently does not)
... Auto welcome message
+ More "welcome message" features: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=11709
+ Prevent others using your name
+ Use UDP for server querying: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=18839

Online GUI:
+ Show chequered flag: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=34802
+ Show starting positions on race finish screen
+ A grouping in "Spectator" and "In Race"
+ The network bars should match with the connections list order: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=22988
+ Server Connect Cancel: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=22665
+ Obscure / hide / protect Host password field
...Real Time Team Boss: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=17545
+ A fully customisable race weekend feature: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=22370
+ Search for server name: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=22040
+ More descriptive disconnection notifications
+ Include DNF racers in race results: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2391
+ Server favourites: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=1600
+ Possibility to raise the packages per second
+ Private messages: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=17458
+ Variable message blocker, set it to block all messages / all but lfsw messages / all but join messages etc.
+ Option to mute individual player: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2732
+ "Can't pit - player connecting", etc. to be fixed (voting, restarting, pitting, exiting LFS settings...)
+ Alert at race start: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=564
+ The ability to check server details before you join.
+ Server join queueing system
+ If 2 players, votes from BOTH players required to restart / end race
+ Individual car class results on race results screen
+ Ignore list inside LFS: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=19304
+ Specific hostname / attributes to filter server list: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=21122
+ Server type filter for different servers: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=30913
+ History of servers: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=28047
+ Favourites / history entries are saved with the entry password
... Option to select team mate before the race
... All telemetry could be viewed by the spectating team mate
... The spectating team mate should be able to see and adjust both driver and spectator
... On screen information in spectator mode: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=3170
... Show average lap times when browsing servers: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2638
... Make it possible to see if a custom AutoX layout is used on server


Hotlapping, ranks and LFSworld:
+ LFSW counts your leading laps: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=30539
+ LFSW: option to hide empty servers
+ LFSW: Cruise filter to Racers & Hosts Online: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=38467
+ LFSW: Show non-finishers on the results list: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=37777
+ LFSW: A hotlap filter that shows only the ones driven with a manual shifter + pedal clutch: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=36533
+ Server favourites on LFSWorld
+ Link to teamsites on LFSWorld online profile
+ LFSworld data available inside LFS (graphical menu, best laps, driven distance, etc.): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2387
+ Offline Hotlaps Chart: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=12383
+ Ingame stats
+ Private skins: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2383
+ Color codes related to laps driven (LFSW): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2338
+ WR / hotlaps history: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=1872
+ More lfsworld info inside LFS
+ Compare racers' PBs: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=17058
... LFSW: comments to hotlaps (WRs): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=38347
... LFSW: ability to report invalid hotlaps
... Hotlap section for autocross
... Log miles done in single player mode: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2090
... Hotlapping starting point: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2270
... Option to download world record replays in-game
... Able to make skins for the suits / store them in LFSW
... Count the fastest laps done in races: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4496
... Downloading skins from LFSW using netbrowser:
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2706
http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=5933
- Log hours played LFS online (LFSW): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2807


Graphical:
+ More helmet shapes
+ Remove the models and so-on for the plain clothes drivers
+ Visible windshield: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=13993
+ Backfires (visual and audable)
+ More detailed cockpits: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=3439
+ Shattering glass
+ High resolution suit: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2607
+ Textures on bottom of the cars.
+ Pitboards
+ Pit box skins: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=12119
+ Rotating brake discs
+ National flags to race results: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=1181
+ Flag next to name on racing cars: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2512
+ National flags to player names
+ Ability to change the colour of the LX's front mud gaurds
+ Each driver would have fan spectators with flags and banderolls, the amount of based on stats: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=25018
+ Ability to raise your arm in open wheelers
+ More than 8 shadows at a time Currently 16
+ Increase maximum FOV limit
+ Sparks
+ Better skidmarks: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=27589
+ Better / more realistic MRT dashboard: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=41813
+ Better shadows: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=41800
+ Variable amount of spectators on stands, empty / full: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=40741
... Skinnable advertisement boards: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=1462
... More wheel models to choose from
... Virtual mirror for chase cam
... 3D headlights
... Animated audience
... Animated driver (gear change etc..)
... Server-dependent trackside banners
... During rollovers on grass cars make "fountains" of sand
... Tarmac to reflect sun: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4109
... Shaders (= motion blur for rims and camera movements etc...)
... Visual tire condition (dirt, wear, flatspots): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2594
... Show pitstop information / additional information on secondary screen: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2015
... Better smoke from burnouts: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2064
... Sun glare: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=3509
... Visual dirt on cars (windows and body etc.)
... Interactive cockpit (working switches etc.)
... Glowing brake disks
... Gauge textures (editable): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4011
- DOF (depth of field): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=21032
- Fog


Sound:
+ A master volume setting for each engine sound: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=30245
+ Play a sound people when people join server even when LFS is minimized: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=30897
+ Suspension sound
+ Surround sound
+ Better engine sounds: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=1891
+ More realistic transmission sounds etc.
... Limit sounds played simultenously to get better FPS: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=4371
... Voice messages for flags: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?p=256663#post256663
- BOV (blow-off valve) sound:http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2524


Miscellanious program features:

AI
+ Better AI AI improved in Y patch
+ Different start reaction times for each AI driver plus chance of false start

Other
+ Laptime precision in 0.001 s: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=1355
+ Timestamp for chat messages in deb.log: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=12633
+ iVibe support: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=14973
+ a "framerate counter", a "FF %" counter, showing the actual percentage FF sent to the wheel: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=35328
- See where you are banned from (list or so)
... No resetting to sand: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2217
... Windows Live Messenger Notification (MSN): http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=10345
... Skin sets: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2539
... Output of gauge values: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2294
... To be able to view the suits in CMX viewer.
- Ability to open various image file types directly in CMX Viewer: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=41380
- AVI (or other form) replay extractor or converter.
- AI in / out sim interface: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=13105
#3 - Gunn
Quote from Hyperactive :Maybe I'll color code the suggestions based on that if they are really wanted or just suggested and then forgotten. But I won't do it now. And if I remove things like engine tuning they will come up millions times again. Hope the people will check this and check the threads were they are discussed about. And then forget them as "bad" things.

You can never know what is really wanted. For example there are some pretty crazy suggestions posted that get a lot of support. Best just to leave it as a list and let the members make their own minds up. It could be a lot of work for you to maintain this list so don't get to complicated with it or you may never leave this place.
Eh, looks like the dev's have ALOT to do
Quote from Gunn :You can never know what is really wanted. For example there are some pretty crazy suggestions posted that get a lot of support. Best just to leave it as a list and let the members make their own minds up. It could be a lot of work for you to maintain this list so don't get to complicated with it or you may never leave this place.

Ahhum, I just finished the ratings... And if it was even a bit unclear I decided to make it neutral

And if you notice any good missing ideas already suggested, post!
With the rating system and links to the thread I no longer have the slightest problem with the list Great work, and it'll help us, and newbies, see what has been suggested before, and an at-a-glance method of seeing what the opinions overall are on such matters

:up:
#7 - Gunn
Quote from Hyperactive :Ahhum, I just finished the ratings... And if it was even a bit unclear I decided to make it neutral

And if you notice any good missing ideas already suggested, post!

So you honestly believe trucks will be apart of LFS? God I hope not.
Quote from Gunn :So you honestly believe trucks will be apart of LFS? God I hope not.

I just gave it a positive rating because I have hardly seen any comments against them. They are generally wanted like the karts too, which I guess won't be seen in LFS. There are a lot things in the list, and I guess even some of the +marked won't make it to S3.

I would really not want to debate with these ratings because it is very hard to assume if the suggestion is going to make it to LFS anyway. They are just there to tell people if these may be sometime considered to be implemented in LFS.

To make it clear:
Quote :I'm not really sure about the ratings, so use your own judgment. And the devs only know for sure..."

And please comment the suggestions in their own threads, even though you were commenting my ratings
woa woa woa.. push to pass is NOT nitrous oxide.......
Please:

Do not post your new improvement suggestions here! This also isn't a discussion thread about the suggestions! Comment the suggestions in their own threads!
A new thread - More realistic FWD diffs (http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2656)

Quote from Hyperactive :Please:
Do not post your new improvement suggestions here! This also isn't a discussion thread about the suggestions! Comment the suggestions in their own threads!

What XCNuse is saying is that NOS and 'Push to Pass' are completely different systems and should be seperate suggestions, NOS is injecting nitrous oxide into the fuel mixture. Push to pass usually means a button with a limited time per race of either a raised rev limiter or turbo.
Quote from ajp71 :What XCNuse is saying is that NOS and 'Push to Pass' are completely different systems and should be seperate suggestions, NOS is injecting nitrous oxide into the fuel mixture. Push to pass usually means a button with a limited time per race of either a raised rev limiter or turbo.

Ah, sorry for that, will be fixed . And consider that fwd diff thing added too
LFS Improvements
nice work hyperactive good list, i cbf reading all of ur suggestions, so i might repeat some ... lol

changing weather, maybe even during a race..

with the Gti's should not be allowed to run hybrid tyres on a road track(WR with Gti on blgp track is with hybrid tyres)... if u permit raining conditions, u shouldnt be allowed to have wet weather tyres on a dry track (would give more grip in the slower classes)

roll up laps...(rolling starts)


have go karts as a class...(i race them so that would be cool )

debris on track eg. parts from other cars, leaves, sand/dust, oil maybe...

somehow find a way to fix those wierd crashes... lol

engine blow ups from over revving, mechanical failures... stuff like that

have a controlled trye for all classes, one brand, and one compound so we have no tyre advantages...

introduce 1week (or so) suspensions from delibrate contact, not respecting other racers/flags...

sorry if i have repeated any of ur suggestions hyperactive,

thanks for ur time, hope to see a new and improved s3 soon!!! :P

[DUcK]
Quote from [DUcK] :...
with the Gti's should not be allowed to run hybrid tyres on a road track(WR with Gti on blgp track is with hybrid tyres)... if u permit raining conditions, u shouldnt be allowed to have wet weather tyres on a dry track (would give more grip in the slower classes)
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[DUcK]

Well, sorry to say but the whole point of the list is that people would read it before posting any new suggestions. (You could have done it too) I'll double check my list soon, but it seems all your ideas are in the list.

I'd really not like to comment any ideas, because this thread is not meant for that, but limiting hybrid tyre from being used on tarmac tracks is not the cure. The cure is to improve the physics and tire model. There is a thread about it at: http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=2500
Quote from [DUcK] : if u permit raining conditions, u shouldnt be allowed to have wet weather tyres on a dry track (would give more grip in the slower classes)

The GTIs should not be able to have rain tires seeing as they don't use them in reality.
Please add a litte thing (I dont want to spam with an new thread :tilt

Beside the drivers name the countryflag should be visible.
I would say this isn´t a big thing to programm.
What do you mean exactly? Country flag with the name over the car, or country flag in the ''n'' list? I'm not sure for a flag over the car, but it would be very nice to have it in the ''n'' list. Great idea, and must be pretty easy to do for Scawen (test patch!!! )
Well, the suggestion "National flags to race results" is pretty close as it would be obvious to make the flag shown next to player's name in all occasions. Made a little correction to it though
maybe the devs could rate it?
The countryflag in the "n" list would be enough. The flag over the cars would be bothering imo.
Or maybe just like this ?
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The name tags are suggested (well, in my humble opinion...) to be like this:
- The way they do it in FIA GT
- Another way
- This is how it could be done in player's car

And the menus:
- The n-list
- The finish list

These show the ways I'd do it, but I really don't know if there are issues don't allow this (like coding and incompatibility)... If it will be in LFS, they will tell us. And there are problems regarding them, but I really don't want to go that deep...

PS. and don't worry, the pics are from online races but the name of the innocent have been edited. That's why my name is still there though And please don't notice that error in "The finish list". There is one flag too much
Quote from hrtburnout :Or maybe just like this ?

LOL, good idea . But i think you cant see that very well (except when you have a good computer)
ghost cars to chase in hotlaps...
hi
i have recently been doing a lot of hotlapping for the olfsl ..
and spend a lot of time trying to work out were i am slowest and need to improve.. ( no scarky comments plz )
anyway the best game i have ever seen for this was SEGA RALLY.
dont know if any of you youngersters will remember it but it was excellent when it first came out and is still very playable now ..

any way in there hotlap type mode, you could race against a ghost car of the fastest lap or other player you wanted to beat..
this was excellent as it not only makes hotlapping less boaring, but lets you see were they are quicker than you..
if it could be done so you could download the lap of your choice by whoever and then run against a ghost car of them while setting your own time, as i remember the ghost car started a flying start as your car crossed the start finish line, so you both start togther......

ho well thats my thought anyway hope you like it ....

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