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Kunos Simulazioni - Assetto Corsa
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Being the only American there, it seemed quite stable. I had no random jitters or anything like that. Whoever was viewing me probably saw some jitters though with the 150-160 ping.

Now that I know the track better, wouldn't mind racing there a bit more.

Last thing, anyone getting some FPS drops with Snoopy's v0.4.3? If it wasn't for the time fixes I probably wouldn't even "upgrade" to it.
It all looked good and solid from here, I was following you for that first lap and a half and it was like single player mode. The cars pitch and roll beautifully, too.
I got a bit jittery movement for the lower ping clients. It's like the netcode defaults to a "no prediction mode" when the latency is low, making the cars jitter. I have a more stable experience with a little more latency, probably due to heavier prediction.

I love to watch the cars bounce, roll and yaw over the bumps, looks pretty badass. :-)
Next time we are connecting the server with some torrents running on med priority in the background then, I guess ^^
Hehe. Generally torrents don't seem to matter much, it seems. I often forget to close uTorrent when gaming. :-)

I guess the netcode will be tweaked further.
Nord + 458 + Assetto = better than some real life experiences

Maybe I live in cloud cuckoo land but to me this isn't far off a turning point in sims because I sat there on Assetto thinking "this is getting close to being better than some real life experiences I've had driving"
I think that's a tad extreme. AC is obviously very good, but it does have some flaws in the physics that occasionally annoy. I guess the mitigating factor is not many people have access to circuits in things like 458s and can push without fear of accidents - that's a thrill that reality can't provide.
Haven't tried the 458, but the 312 is brilliant at the Ring. No idea if that means it's realistic though.
I take my car around croft quite regulaly, and i can say i get an equal enjoyment from both sim and real life, but nothing replaces the in your seat of your pants feeling you get when you are actually there.. The sweatyness (although the e30 around snoopys nub last night had me dripping) the sounds, smells, the way your helmet feels on your noggin when cornering all make real driving that much more demanding.
Anyone planning to host/race online today? I finally got the ac yesterday and after doing some laps and getting my whole setup somewhat decent and would like to do some racing.
0.4.3 has graphiti on the track already, love this guy!
Any word from kegetys about the removal of the booking system ?

Cheers

Fordie
Quote from Storm_Cloud :Haven't tried the 458, but the 312 is brilliant at the Ring. No idea if that means it's realistic though.

I took the 500 Abarth (closest to my car, just with 3x the power ) around it yesterday and in some parts it reminded quite a lot of my real drive there (understeer in the same spots etc.). Especially the "Rollercoaster"-feel seems spot on for me.
anyone having dificulties creating a server?

when i start my server now it keeps saying no responce from AC central server, retrys about 4 times then quits
Quote from Fordman :Any word from kegetys about the removal of the booking system ?

Cheers

Fordie

I'd be keen also .
It's not magical, and does come with its own set of problems. Like the server changing to the next session, and your client not being aware of it.
Quote from dawesdust_12 :It's not magical, and does come with its own set of problems. Like the server changing to the next session, and your client not being aware of it.

gunna come and play with me?
Nords 0.5.0 :rock_band http://www46.zippyshare.com/v/67980236/file.html

-CURBS!
-minor mesh fixes
-trees fixes
-deleted the ugly ass tree
-added trackside objects (some)
-skidmarks more transparent ( I guess, I don't see them properly)
-17 start positions
-AI file thanks to Flashcrow. It works in quick race only or something.
@ Troy
Clear your messages out ROFL

Fordie
Quote from Fordman :There seems to be a problem with skins created with CS as in layers. If layers are created they don't show in Gimp or PSP even if you use the PSD files.

I have found this as a really nice gentlemen created T7R skins for me, and because he used layers etc etc, you cannot view them in anything else but CS.

I hope that explains it, to the best of my ability

From what I know, you need the PSD files to then create a DDS file, as its the DDS file that works with AC. Like I said, I am no expert, that is just what I have been told

Fordie

Yeah, there is something bizarre going on with gimp. No matter what I do I get white skin in ac. (Gimp is annoyingly strange program to use anyways. It is totally unintuitive and for every tool I need to do a google search and learn to use it. With psp I never needed to google anything...). Anyways I finally figured out an imaginative way to make skins with gimp.
1. Make your skin and save it as psd or xcf or whatever the best file for saving the work in gimp is.
2. save a copy of it as png
3. go this site: online-converting.com/image/convert2dds/ And upload your png there. Choose the ARGB 8888 32 bit format and click to generate mipmaps and convert and download the dds.
4. download the skin and put it in your ac skin folder

There is something really strange with either gimp or that dds tool that messes up the dds file. I think it is the alpha layers in gimp which are just f****g bizarre. No matter how I tried to color or delete the alpha files all I got was just a white skin. But the above version does work kind of...

All I need to figure out now is if I can create the alpha/bump map layer as separate file because otherwise all my skins will be shiny as hell:
http://i62.tinypic.com/f50meu.jpg

I did also find this:
http://www.racedepartment.com/ ... tware.22570/#post-1203429
But I have no clue what he is trying to do with copy pasteing those alpha layers seemingly randomly. When I tried to follow that I got some strange error about not being to copy a mask to new layer or something...
@Troy

Hi Mate,

I am currently working away in the Isle of Wight, and I won't be home until Friday, but hopefully, fingers crossed

Cheers

Fordie

Greeting from the Isle of Wight
That man is a coding wizard. I don't even want to know the amount of knowledge required to do "hacks" like these..
Running a freejoin server for testing purposes, no password for the moment, doing 5 lap races.

Name: LFS at AC

Kunos Simulazioni - Assetto Corsa
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