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Quote from Jshort :Netkar is amazing. Biggest head scratcher for me about netkar is why there aren't more drivers.

Well, it feels the best to me off all sims. But I've heard the netcode isn't good.

And then there are bad aspects. The skid noise is ghastly. And in the garage, you start the engine and you begin rotating on the spot. Thinking aloud here, I believe the Pacejka magic formula is normally fitted to be optimised at a particular speed range...or something, and will produce worse behaviour at the other end. I thought NKP was meant to have a theoretical model rather than an empirical/Pacejka type, so I'm wondering what that's all about?

Then there are those invisible marshalls with yellow flags. I'm scared of those flags. I keep thinking they're operated by ghosts of dead racing drivers.
Quote from The Moose :Yeah, because that's the deal breaker when it comes to choosing a sim...

Actually, yes.

Amount of control, InSim stuff.. Its not matchable by any other sim.
Quote from Postman Pat :Well, it feels the best to me off all sims. But I've heard the netcode isn't good.

And then there are bad aspects. The skid noise is ghastly. And in the garage, you start the engine and you begin rotating on the spot. Thinking aloud here, I believe the Pacejka magic formula is normally fitted to be optimised at a particular speed range...or something, and will produce worse behaviour at the other end. I thought NKP was meant to have a theoretical model rather than an empirical/Pacejka type, so I'm wondering what that's all about?

Then there are those invisible marshalls with yellow flags. I'm scared of those flags. I keep thinking they're operated by ghosts of dead racing drivers.

The latest update improved the netcode quite a bit. It's now raceable foresure. As for the sounds I like them. Very raw and unsynthesized, if that's a word. But I guess it's in the ear of the beholder. As far as I know the tire model in netkar is "theoretical" but I'm not sure. I know that if you slide around too much you heat em up and they get greasey. lol. Right now Kunos is the man in sim racing. hahaha.
The pace car gets stuck on pit road in oval racing? That's funny stuff.
Quote from cargame.nl :Actually, yes.

Amount of control, InSim stuff.. Its not matchable by any other sim.

The idiocy in this post is beyond words for me....
Quote from RedBullGivesYouWings :The idiocy in this post is beyond words for me....

There's no idiocy in his post. Besides you're a demo player - don't argue with S2'ers or you'll get a few forum whores attacking your bum
In the last month I have gotten 3 emails from iRacing with promotions to get me to come back. I also got one in July as well as a special one year offer a couple of weeks ago that I think was for both former and existing subscribers. That is probably as many offers as I have gotten in the whole two years since I left the service.

Add this to the people who seem to be unhappy with the new tire model and the fact that they don't have very many high interest series that they haven't already included and I start to wonder if they are having some money problems.

Anyone have any information that counter this idea?
Quote from codehound :Anyone have any information that counter this idea?

Not really. They keep saying that John Henry has to keep forking in money.
Quote from PMD9409 :They keep saying that John Henry has to keep forking in money.

If that is the case, then I hope he likes the new tire model.
Quote from PoVo :There's no idiocy in his post. Besides you're a demo player - don't argue with S2'ers or you'll get a few forum whores attacking your bum

Oh I'm a demo player? Nice presumption And the idiocy IS beyond words (sorry for late replay, I had to do a call out repair to the Mars Rover)
Quote from PMD9409 :Not really. They keep saying that John Henry has to keep forking in money.

With their pricing structure I don't believe that for a second. Guys like John Henry don't get to be that rich by throwing money into a bottomless pit. I think they are doing just fine financially. Just my opinion though.
Quote from Jshort :With their pricing structure I don't believe that for a second. Guys like John Henry don't get to be that rich by throwing money into a bottomless pit. I think they are doing just fine financially. Just my opinion though.

$12 car + 5,000 users purchase = $60,000
$15 track + 5,000 users purchase = $75,000
$99 Sub + 5,000 users purchase = $495,000

Quite a bit.

I wouldn't say rolling in money though.

Also, I thought the DWC Oval racing was getting bad with intentionally wrecking, but the Road side took it to a whole new level, by doing it in qualifying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v ... p;feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v ... p;feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v ... p;feature=player_embedded


And netcode fail as always:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v ... p;feature=player_embedded
Those guys need a more subtle approach to crashing into the other guy. lol. I thought those races had live stewards. I guess not. lol.
Quote from Jshort :Those guys need a more subtle approach to crashing into the other guy. lol. I thought those races had live stewards. I guess not. lol.

Only seen 2 live "officials" in the server before, but they never actually do anything. However they have accidently removed Brad Davies during the DWC oval race on accident, as well as remove random people from spec chat for saying anything bad.
For anyone who wants a laugh, it's now on-demand.
My favourite bit was when there was two of you and they said one was too many.
Check the last lap, you might laugh more.

Spotter: "Car low, still there.."
Nolan: "**** this car, it ****in sucks, what the ****".



Oh and the overlays were not working, thanks to no one telling me and me finding out with 5 laps to go.
Oh, and repairing damage while under caution last night, here is, Richard Towler.

Enjoy.
Quote from PMD9409 :Oh, and repairing damage while under caution last night, here is, Richard Towler.

Enjoy.

Oh now c'mon!
looka how bad this ****ing car sucks DICK, ****
The C.A.R.S. thread on iR forums is absolutely hilarious. All the fanboys and haters are going at it.
Quote from MadCat360 :The C.A.R.S. thread on iR forums is absolutely hilarious. All the fanboys and haters are going at it.

Yeah I've been reading it. It's funny that they compare a pre-alpha to a way more finished product. Now the rFactor 2 Trailer thread has started, so this could get even better.
haha, i wish i could see, but my membership expired august.
I got iRacing.
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