6 hours of Spa in CO-OP mode

Discussion in 'GT5 Race Reports' started by altid6, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. altid6

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    6 hours of Spa in CO-OP mode.

    This Sunday we had a 6 hours race on the Spa circuit. But it was not just a normal race; it was a race with some extra features.
    Setup:
    2 PS3 with GT5, connected through LAN and a network switch
    2 HD screens set to client and server in the multi screen option
    1 laptop with headset and 1 smartphone with headset
    1 G25 wheel and pedals installed in a Mazda MX-5.

    We drove in arcade and A mode, on the Spa circuit with weather. The car was a Peugeot 908 FAB, with no extra tuning, all standard. Fuel and tire wear and of cause full damage. No driving aids, only ABS on 1.

    The reason for this setup and race was to have a test, before planning a 24 hours race on the Le Mans circuit. This was all about fun, co-op and endurance, not money, price cars or awards. The idea behind this and future races is to make the racing experience just a little more realistic, by adding a new dimension to the race, where the driver and a race engineer cooperate to get the win and a lot more complicated driver changes, getting in and out of a real car. And it worked just perfect. The screen the driver looks at has no HUD, so the driver has to rely on the information flow coming from the race engineer, who has a normal HUD on his screen. The race engineer also has control over the pit functions, by using a normal PS3 controller. We downloaded a small program, so the laptop and the smartphone could communicate with a kind of walkie-talkie function, so in that way the driver and the engineer where able to speak to each other.

    The race itself was not a big success. We ended up, just outside top ten. The weather was really bad, with 5 hours of rain during the 6 hours of race. That resulted in a couple of really hard crashes and a lot of damage to the car. But that is racing. We had a lot of fun and brought some new life to GT5, so we are looking forward to our 24 hours at Le Mans.

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  2. Whodoyouthink

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    That is extremely elaborate! Well done!

    I'm trying to wrap my head around this....how in the world did you figure it all out to make it work? And how did you install a wheel in a car?
     
  3. BlackTomcat

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    As far as I can see they mounted it on the passenger side.
    Shouldn't be too hard to attach it somewhere there.
     
  4. Michelin

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    That's just awesome! Really awesome!
     
  5. GTsail

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    Great setup!!:tup:

    I like that the second driver is wearing a helmet! and that you've thrown a sheet/tarp over the Miata to keep out the sun's glare.

    Are you getting any slip-stream advantage from drafting behind the guy in the chair?:D

    GTsail
     
  6. fjdutoit

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    This looks brilliant, and a really easy way to blast throug a weekend. Racing simulation like a boss
    :tup:
     
  7. LERK84

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    The Secret menu with extra camera views would let you guys do this so easy too. Great idea.
     
  8. CyKosis1973

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    Well done guys. The racing may not have gone your way, but 10/10 for effort :):tup:

    {Cy}