Current progress reports

Discussion in 'GT3 Race Reports' started by glacierdustGT, Feb 1, 2003.

  1. BigJamesGTI

    BigJamesGTI

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    Well Ive just started takin part in the F1 racing series - 20 courses in 20 weeks !!
    Its all good fun - Im gettin my ass kicked a bit but enjoying it.
    Im not looking forward to gettin into any of me other cars though - they'll be slow and handle like a shopping trolley !!
    Long live GT3 !!
     
  2. RotaryPower

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    im having probs with the time trials. they are starting to piss me off. i guess i still suck at the game. any suggestions?
     
  3. Nismo GT-R

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    I am currently doing the F1 series, i have already won the first two races. Now i have to do Grand Valley.....which is not one of my favourite courses at all.
     
  4. :focus-

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    I just began the PD cup, in a nice red RX-8 that I won from golding the A licence.
    I won Trial Mountain II, Midfield II then Rome II, but my thumb began to get sore so I taken a rest. That Nissan Z Concept is tricky to keep up with initially, but once he pits it's simple, the other AI provide no challenge whatsoever.
     
  5. Duke

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    I found that some were not hard at all (Skyline at Deep Forest) but some were tough and time consuming (S2000 at R246). The Skyline one took me about 20 minutes to beat; the Ruf at Complex String took me about 3 hours.

    Which ones are giving you trouble in particular?
     
  6. Duke

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    I like Grand Valley because it is so smooth and flowing. I usually wipe out the AI there, but I've never done it in an F1 car.
     
  7. Nismo GT-R

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    I am now halfway through the F1 Championship. 5 races down, 5 more to do. 50 points down, 50 more to do.

    Next race is the damn Test Course :( zzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
  8. Nismo GT-R

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    Today i completed the next 4 races of the F1 Championship, only got the 78 laps of Monaco to do :S and then i will have completed Gran Turismo mode.

    Then just the time trials, which i am not looking forward too that much.
     
  9. Duke

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    Way to go! I'm doing the Formula GT last of all, so I can get the "fourpeat" prize of 4 F1 cars in a row for completing that, Pro level, Simulation mode, and 100% all on the same lap.
     
  10. Nismo GT-R

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    I have now done the Formula GT...which meant i got 3 F1 cars in a row :).

    I had then had 1 go at each Time Trial....i got at least a bronze with every go, and i acheived 3 Golds. But i need to knock off 10 seconds of my Complex String time :O
     
  11. Duke

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    Congrats on beating the Formula GT races! What car did you use?

    Here's my take on the Complex String Trial:

    Almost every turn - and certainly every tight turn - is critical, due to the following straights. The first turn can be a solid foundation for a good run. I brake firmly about halfway between the first two brake markers, downshifting slowly rather than jamming the gears down. A little Scandinavian Flick while the car still has momentum and a goose in 2nd gear gets it rotated and ready to accelerate.

    I hold third through the Slalom until the very end. The first right can be taken flat out; then immediately after each apex lift for just a fraction and start turning into the next curve before you complete the current one. You should already be turning into the next curve right after you apex this one. The last two are a little wonky and even though you'll be nudging the rev limiter, don't upshift to 4th until you apex the next-to-last cone (a right). Take the last one flat out in 4th and edge the grass on the right, but brake early for the exit 90 and get a hard late-apex in second gear. This gave me a T1 time in the 50.high" range IIRC.

    The Box turns can really make or break a run. On numerous occasions I came into this section 0.5x"-1.x" ahead on my T1 time, only to leave that section with red numbers on my T2. For some reason, successfully completing that section but losing time was more frustrating than blowing it by driving too aggressively. I will offer two points here: you want to exit the second half of each corner pair tight rather than wide, to give you the most room to get the car shifted over to the opposite rotation. Also, going too deep over the corner curbs will bounce the rear of the car, a risky proposition that occasionally pays off but usually means a FAIL or else time lost trying to gather it up again. I believe I had a T2 time of about 2':00" on the money.

    For the Bubbles, I stay in first for the first turn-and-a-half, second for the second turn-and-a-half, and third for the third turn-and-a-half, upshifting to 4th when I can start to see daylight. Again, the key is to exit tight to give the most breathing room for the transition to the next turn. Adjust your line with sharp but brief lifts to tuck the nose in, then get back on the gas hard.

    I downshifted to 4th and turned left on the upsweep of the first Hoopdie, then tried to hold 4th flat out through this whole section. The car was not too happy on the compression phase of the first turn but otherwise it was remarkably composed. You are totally dependent on course notes here because the only way to survive is to turn in blind before the suspension unloads. If you're out of shape here a slight lift will help, but try to minimize it to carry maximum speed. The chute leading out of this section is deceptively short, so brake almost as soon as the car recovers from the last turn, in preparation for the upcoming double-apex left 180.

    The only trick left is to brake early for the little offset in the middle of the next-to-last straight, in order to smooth out that combination as much as possible, again by clipping the corners.

    The RGT is perfectly suited to this track and challenge. Both the course and the car demand a lot but give a lot back. Having spent about 3 hours on this (almost my only exposure to CS), I never really got frustrated and was able to watch a steady drop of 10 or 11 seconds from my first completed lap to success.
     
  12. Nismo GT-R

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    I am from the UK so i used the Polyphony001, which made it relatively easy.

    Cheers for that guide through complex string, i will use that when i come round to having a go at the time trials again. It will probably become very useful.
     
  13. Nismo GT-R

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    I have gone through all the time trials apart from Complex String (i want to leave that till last).

    And i have found they are fairly easy when you have a couple of goes. Apart from the second to last one which is the Lancer Evo Prototype around Tahiti Maze. My top is way off the fastest time. I also don't like this car at all as it has a real tendency to spin compared to some of the other rally cars.

    But apart from that....it was fine. 99% now. Only 2 TT's too do.
     
  14. TaiLo

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    Okay. My progress: Had the game since summer it came out (Norht American release). Been had 100% for a while. Cheated a little bit with money and Endurance and Formula GT after beating Beginner League. Go ahead, call me a cheater. I did finish the licenses by myself, which did help evolve my driving skills. I am going back now and redoing those F1 races to get better at my grip-driving skills. Also, trying more drift techniques with a few new cars: Skyline R33, Silvia S15 & S14.
     
  15. xAkirax2004

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    So far...

    like 30% complete

    Just got the S-licence for the first time and such. Did "like the wind" and of course got mr.787b and trying to do the gt world champ ameteur and get the gt-one road car and do the pd cup:D
     
  16. mitsubishi_GT

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    Wow, this is amazing. I started this thread like a year ago, and it's huge now. Niiice!

    For me, I just have gotten in the swing of GT3 again. I'm doing the European Challenge in the Amatuer league. Man is that hard. I could easily take my best car out and cream everyone, but I love my EVO 6 T.M.E. that I use it all the time. It's about maxxed out with handling hop-ups, and it has some medium sized HP changes, but not overwhelming. The Speedster and C12 kick me everytime, but I can hang with em. That's the kind of racing I love.

    I also finished the TURBO races in Amatuer league. Not hard at all. I also won the Mine's lancer, and that thing is tyte! I still like my first lancer though.

    That's all for me for now. L8er

    PS: I always want to buy a new car. I have meticulously narrowed it down between the Aston Martin DB7 Vintage Coupe, the TVR Tuscan Speed 6, and the Lister Espirit V8-SE. Which one? I think the DB7, because it's good the best poewr outta the bunch, and good overall. It is also a good width, and alot of CCs. It's also a V12.
     
  17. Slicks

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    I'm at about 73%, with about 100 cars and $400,000.
     
  18. ving

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    been playing wrc2 alot lately, but now my trust gt3 is back in the ps2 where it belongs!

    doing arcade pro races mainly atm.. mostly winning.
    did the amateur japan series in my rx7-rs this morning. fully modded except hp mods (no turbo, chip, exhast, ect...)
    wone each race by 3-4 secs and got a mitsu gto for my twubbles :) (now sold)
     
  19. Sleek Stratos

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    Guess this is the thread I should post this in:

    Not long ago I ran the Pro 'All Japan GT Championship' (JGTC) and in that same day the SSR11 50-lapper enduro. At the end of both I ended up winning a SuperAutoBacs MR-S.

    [sarcasm]Woo hoo[/sarcasm] Seriously, one of those would've been bearable, but two I really don't think so...
    At any rate, even more recently I did the Pro Vitz Champ. and the Laguna 200 in the same day and at both I ended up winning an Altezza LM.

    This all makes me wonder just how random the car selection really is.
    I'm guessing they were all 'coincidences', however it does not mean it doesn't annoy me though. :irked:
     
  20. Duke

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    Heh, I've been at 100% for about 3 weeks. I forgot about this thread!

    Stratos, that sucks out loud. It seems I've gotten doubles of every car I hate or don't need, but never twice on the same day, twice!
     
  21. BigJamesGTI

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    aha ! Nice thread

    Well Ive just started to get back into GT3 - I seemed to stop playing when my pc went bust and that meant I couldnt come on here ( credit to GTP !)

    I love taking part in OLR series and the weekly races, I aint the best racer but I'll try anything (as long as its not rally)

    I'll post up me stats when I get home - money - days - % etc
     
  22. mitsubishi_GT

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    Ok I am back again. I am doing the Amatuer league series called the American Championship. I bought a Corvette SS and put everything in to it with medium-slicks up from and mediums in the rear. AMAZING! I also got limited-slip for the first time in my life. 790HP pumping to the rear wheels? Talk about drifting in style for my first "real drift." Going back to my Evo6 TME though.. I mean that thing is radical.. All I need is some light-wheight and better tires.. get as soft as I can get. (40K for 2 rear tires?? INSANE.)

    I would then like to win a Spoon s2000. They have about 600HP with 9200RPM. That is insane.

    Actually gonna go play now. Keep on rollin
     
  23. Apex Kev

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    I am currently at 90% complete in Sim mode and have accomplished my victories in the beginner league,amatuer league,and the often challanging prestigous really league.I would state that Professiona League is about 75% complete with only the Vitz series and among others almost completed.I am only 1 race shy of finally completing the often dreaded Endurance League.
     
  24. Duke

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    Well, I've been 100% since the middle of January, but haven't had too much time to play. Done a couple of Weekly Race Series events (usually almost in the bucket). I've golded the B license and I'm 0.021" away from golding A7, which is the only thing keeping me from the purple RX-8.

    I am filling in holes in my garage. I ran the Amateur DTC in a Clio Cup car to get the Astra. Now I'm running the Pro GTWC in a 669 hp FTO LM car. The first two races were not too much of a blowout (GV I was about +6.high" over the 787B, at AH I was +3.high" over the 787B), but the SS R5 Reverse race last night was a crush (+29.high" over the 787B).
     
  25. phattboy

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    So why is it the AI just don't get that track? Not that much of that crush wasn't due to driver ability ;) I've just experienced the same thing. You think you're set up to be competitive and then "poof" this track ends up to be a blowout!

    As for where I'm at with my game... This time through the game I started with four goals:

    1) Golding all before I started (done)...

    2) Starting with the Vitz and going as far as possible with it (basically done...great starter car)...

    3) Seeking to only have "competitive races" (so far doing pretty well with that although sometimes it is a testing chore and slows down progress in the game although Der Altas compendium helps for starting places... Thanks Del Alta!)...

    4) Running the "whole" way through the game with only manual transmission. (Previously done with auto only and combination of both)

    Am currently sitting at 97.x% and in the middle of the F1 series with F090. Just finished the test track race in the F090 and what a race that was... Never thought I would say this but, I finally found a "Test Track" race that I enjoyed immensely. When I get a few more things out of the way, I'm gonna do a write up on that. I found it to be one of the single top challenges I have yet found in this game...

    phattboy
     
  26. Cosmic

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    Got almost 50% (48.2%) in 1 week (6 days of playing) , got the Pholyphony001 F1 car too.
     
  27. conkfool

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    I finally got 100% last night! :D I had been playing off and on for about a year, but once Dec 14 looked like a probable release date for GT4, I decided I wanted to finish GT3. I realize that I still have plenty of time to wait for GT4, but I still wanted to finish GT3. The Complex STring TT was the last to fall, but it only took me about 90 minutes to do. I got frustrated and was trying to just get through the whole track to save a ghost and go to bed, but I ended up beating it. I was so surprised, because my T1 time was .7xx seconds in the red compared to my ghost. I made a good run through the square section, but I made up the most time by flying through the hills at the end, barely letting off the gas. When I crossed the line I had to wait until the "1st" screen came up because I couldn't believe I had actually beaten the 4:52 time. I just thought I'd share my excitement with achieving 100%.