It doesn't to me. If I get a setup from someone else I have to fiddle around with it - seating position, FOV, FFB settings - to make it work.
Much better would be to have settings for each car saved in the menu system. You keep the "different settings for different cars" bit that I agree is good, but save a lot of aggro fiddling with non-setup parts of the setup.
If Im not mistaken, check your folder structure... One of the patches (not sure if it was this one, or a past one), creates a folder inside of the NKP folder with the patch payload. If so, move it into the root of your NKP folder to actually patch it.
I find (in my experience) from about 4AM PST to about Noon PST
It sucks being in North America, but it starts with a few of us buying it, then we get more, then we can start a community. I know that Michael Denham has it (I lobbied him into it ), and Myself have licenced copies. Not sure really about any other North Americans though.
I'm although opting for racing once GPC gets back on it's feet. 10 AM on a Saturday for a league race. Seems to work well.
Maybe we need to do a bit of recruiting, to get more North Americans interested, especially with the joy that is the Abarth to drive.
To be honest there's not a lot of pickup racing taking place. Nearly all netKar racing these days seems to be league racing. There's plenty of that taking place. The trouble with demo servers was they attracted a lot of idiots, so all the decent racers stuck to league races.
The next beta should be released to the public very soon though ( it's already being tested privately) and i'm sure there will be a ton of pickup racing going on then, but that will inevitably die off again and everyone will go back to league racing.
Personally speaking that's fine by me, i much prefer racing with the sort of people leagues attract. It is unfortunately not really the sim for you if your looking for pickup racing.
If you fancy trying it out in a league situation then try race2play. They currently run a FF1600 league. Demoers are more than welcome.
@Dustin. Have you considered race2play for some league action? It's a good mix of experienced guys and newcomers to nKPro. Well organised, great servers, clean drivers. The (very popular) F2000 and FTarget leagues are on Mondays though... probably not at the right time for you...
I dunno, for some reason it's the one Sim that I can simply drive and enjoy. LFS I need that competition but NKP has me driving by myself in testing, and enjoying every moment of it.
Although, If I'm not mistaken (I think this might be my new catchphrase...) GPC is probably waiting for 2010 to start a new season, so you do have a bit of time, although there are likely to be some events at some point before the season. Just go register at the GPC site (www.GPChampionship.com), join the Forum, and check to see what kind of stuff is happening.
Moose: I'm literally just signing up for Race2Play right now, I've always been skeptical of it due to initial "OMG PAY?!" concerns, but I know those are moot, so I'm signing up. The time isn't a big deal, as I'm unemployed, so I have all the time in the world for some F2000 racing, although I do want to get my SLI-M mounted to my G25 before I start getting back into simracing. I need the stupid template cut somehow out of aluminum or something.