ACC is the first stage of whatever is to come from Kunos. Focusing on GT3 opened up resources for the UE4 adaption, if that is done and well worked in we may see other series and types of cars on this new platform. The Dev is open for anything, constantly scouting for clever heads and artists.
LFS on the other hand is proper niche, its only attractive to people with seriously outdated hardware, don't fool yourself. The good VR implementation may have fished in a few hundred new users but compared to the other current titles its just a spec of dust in the simracing world, one that people have fond memories of, sure.
by Racon : Fell for bait, shame on me.
I know a lot of you play AC, so maybe someone drove the Porsche GT3 cup 2017 and have some setups or even advices to share? I've recently bought this sim and im starting in league next week, so setups would be helpful. Also how does weather affect setups? do i even have to make any changes?
Would appreciate some help, and if someone is intrested, here's link for that league: https://www.republicofsimracers.com/
Unfortunately this is polish league, and everything is in polish, even communication on discord. Rules don't say anything about drivers from different countries tho
You can find my vJoy basic script on AC forum and elsewhere but most of the time anything related to AC hates everyone that creates something for AC that is too much for common people's brain, such as programming anything, modding, etc. always thinking it's cheating and so they delete it.
With AC making mods and being on AC forum = ban for almost everyone I know that does mods, because Kunos hates modders literally, making insults in PMs as seen here in this thread reported before but also even in public threads, then going and deleting any evidence, no reasons given for forum bans, nothing, they simply kill the modding community when ever they can. Most of the issues I've seen reported for AC by others and me... yeah guess what... first they deny it so that they please their sheeple followers, then next month they start silently rolling out patches to fix the bugs LOL.
The only thing that keeps AC alive is modding as it still lacks even basic features LFS has had for ages now, such as a sensible launcher+game executables, spectating, driver swapping, online web statistics, ...
Yet, Kunos tries it's best to kill modding for AC when they can.
In the PIE, FreePIE, vJoy, PPjoy thread on AC forum you should find my explanation of all the rubbish Kunos did when it comes to native mouse and keys support implemented in AC, it's freakin' unusable thanks to their enforced helpers that you cannot disable anywhere in any GUI or file, it's hardcoded in the executables for mouse+keys input, I also suspect some or similar helpers are hardcoded for xbox/gamepad input, hence why I call AC an Arcade Corsa often because LFS didn't have any of these rubbish helpers enforced, they could be disabled/enabled as desired and able to be detected by servers to kick anyone trying to use them even.
You have to use an external mouse + keys implementation if you want to have any decent driving with mouse and keys in AC, define it as normal wheel+pedals+H-shifter in AC so that all the crappy enforced helpers get disabled, they even force some on if you don't define clutch or H-shifter, you literally have to define it all to get rid of them. I even have handbrake defined as an axis not a button just to be sure there is not some crappy helper hidden. Because once you're doing all the work to get working right you might as well do it all.
Kunos didn't want to remove or allow these hidden helpers to be toggled on/off by users and AC forum fanatics only get royally pissed off when someone shows them the bugs and issues in their favorite Arcade.
There is also probably in this very thread or elsewhere on LFS forum a script from, I believe, Skagen that you can also use as a starting point. Yeah Skagen, here is the file name if you want to search for it: Skagen_LFSv2.py It's also for FreePIE as mine and I used these existing old scripts often made for rF as a learning point to see what I need to define for FreePIE to work.
Best advice I can give to anyone about AC: If you have anything to say about AC that isn't fanatical positive mindless praise, then avoid AC forum as all that will happen is eventually one of the developers or mods will ban you and yes their fanatics and developers also monitor other popular websites related to AC such as RaceDepartment, so beware even elsewhere what you write that could somehow trip off their fanatics.
As much as I like AC for it's modding and some positive differences from LFS, the lack of features, developers/money-grabbing/am-gonna-ban-ya-all-just-because-I-can/god-syndrome and poor community is it's biggest weakness.
You know I haven't spared LFS my criticism either over the years on it's multiple forums, yet never had any issues with the devs or community. AC it's different in that regard.
I'm not too optimistic about ACC, I think it's a money grab so they can keep the machine churning. Which I understand but then why not make something worthwhile. So far it looks as a no modding GT3 only copied AC reskinned with UE graphics and probably an online server ranking, no custom servers I think. Aka $racing made in Italy.
ACC may not be attractive at all : kind of redundant on AC on many aspects, and you know you will have to pay again and face most probably to bunches of DLC (if interested) ...
I think I will buy it ... but not so excited, just to see the graphics part and how the handling feels (one car/one track if I read correctly for now)
It's very relative, and that's your personal opinion not a general rule, league hosters are doing just fine with other sim even if they don't offer the simplicity of LFS but price need to be payed for actual gameplay feature, I guess the more feature you have the more complexe is the server setup.
Every sim out there has something to offer, people are aware of that and that's why LFS is not their sim of choice anymore, maybe it will change in the far future with some big updates.
As for me LFS will never leave my hard driver until it dies, as for every worth simracing title worth my time.
yes, that is crazy ! Total fail on this aspect !
Graphics are quite nice (environment is very eye candy with plenty of mooving stuffs that is pretty nice), but the road surface is looking ... not so great imo... Sounds are pretty nice to hear (like braking even it feels a bit not as natural as RL).
Handling ... I do not know. Some aspects are nice, some are still very disturbing (like you can loose the control of the car and spin it at 15kmph, if you go offroad the car is slowing down gently ...)
50-50 for me ...
addendum : just try the "storm" (heavy heavy rain), it is very fun Awful to put the pedal to the metal Very nice !!! Maybe a bit too icy, but fun !
edit : made a test with medium rain : it's very nice ^^ . Storm is full of water and the tires are not going well into water
I'm thinking about buying AC Ultimate Edition, which is available for sale on steam atm. Please advise if people are still very active on AC multiplayer, because I wouldn't want to find myself alone with no one to drive with. Will I be disadvantaged for only having the Ultimate Edition (which, I believe has DLC's up to the Ferrari Anniversary release, including the 2004 F1 Ferrari) and the Porsche dream pack?
I usually have some lag on LFS with a ping of about 180 ms, but it's stable at 5mbps. I wouldn't want to be kicked for lagging on AC or to not have fun because of too much lag. I won't be buying anything else beyond the Ultimate Edition. So, I'd like to know if it's worth getting the Ultimate Edition. It will cost me Rupees 2,500+, which isn't that much, but certainly not low enough to spare.
My system spec are as follows:
Core i7 4702 MQ @ 2.20Ghz - 3.2Ghz
nVidia GT755 SLI
8 GB Ram
Available HD space: 170 GB
Fibernet cable 5mbps with 80GB/month volume
I'll be driving with mouse and keyboard, by the way. If there were no multiplayer, I wouldn't buy it. So, go, or no go?
- You will have the ping problem as the majority of the servers are hosted in Europe.
- Yes the multiplayer is still active.
- Your system spec should do ok, between low-mid settings you will get 50-60 fps.