Endurance Racing in Career

Discussion in 'Project CARS 1' started by Animera, May 19, 2015.

  1. swiftwilly

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    How does one use bob to assist ?
     
  2. Animera

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    When you make a pit stop you select 'Swap driver'.
    This will make the AI, commonly known as 'Bob', drive the car till the next pit stop or till you call him in by requesting a pit stop.
    Selecting 'Swap driver' when he enters the pits will give the car back to you.
     
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  3. Spooky Wooky

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    He might do, or he might ignore it and keep driving until he's used up all the fuel... end of race. :lol:
     
  4. Animera

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    Although I've only had it happen at the Sonoma endurance race. Something is wrong with that race because a lot of the AI retire in it and I suspect they also ran out of fuel.
     
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  5. Telstar

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    I believe it is a problem with this track in general. Saw that happen in another race, I did, too. Can't remember which one though.
     
  6. swiftwilly

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    Thanks for the help
     
  7. Spooky Wooky

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    Well I ruined my 1st season in driving an LMP1 in the endurance championship, finished last in class, but the last 2 races I deliberately got disqualified so I could get to the end of the season and start again. That was a mistake. I didn't get a contract renewal offer, nor did I get an offer from any other P1 team, so I'm in LMP2 hoping to move up again next season.
     
  8. Animera

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    I just finished the 12 hours Nordschleife GT endurance race.
    The AI are really slow so it was an easy win.
    However, this race showcases everything I love about endurance racing. The track temp ranges from 18 to 36 so I had to have a number of pit strategies to cope.
    When it starts raining and you're a third of the way around the Nordschleife, you have to keep your wits about you. By the end of the lap it was raining hard and I was struggling on the slicks. It was great!
    Anyway, here are some pics from the race.

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    2 GT3's retired after only 2 hours.

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  9. swiftwilly

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    Wow, nice update. How do you get to play so much pCars?
     
  10. Animera

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    I'm on holiday at the moment so I'm taking advantage of that.
    Next week is back to work so much less time for playing.
     
  11. swiftwilly

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    Explains a lot, I'd be doing the same thing if I lived in NZ ;) :lol:

    Looking forward to more updates while they last!
     
  12. Elitekilla29

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    Sounds like you had a blast
     
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  13. Animera

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    Winning the Tr Nations Championship and the 12 hour Nordschleife got me into the World Endurance Championship.
    Round 1 is 6 hours of Spa, with 6 LMP1's, 8 LMP2's, 8 GT3's and my class, 8 GT4's.
    The AI seem to be more competitive but I still managed to get pole for the start.

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    It took only 5 laps until I was lapped by the leading LMP1.
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    Almost half way and a nice mix of cars on the track.
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    The final pit stop.
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    And I joined for my last stint into this ...
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    Still, a win for Bob and I and we have 25 points in the bag.
    Next up is the 24 hours Le Mans.
     
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  14. swiftwilly

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    Do you sit that in one sitting ? About to embark on my career and would love to know some things you have learnt like when is the best time to start, how do you calculate when to put bob in etc...
     
  15. Animera

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    Yes, I do the race from start to finish without pausing.
    I don't have any specific start time, but I do work out that I will be done during waking hours, except for 24 hour races of course.
    I calculate my pit stops based on my tyre wear. In most cases a stint is 45 minutes.
    I do the first stint, Bob the second, and so forth.
    Keep an eye on Bob because if it starts raining he will pit and put on the tyres that are set in your pit stop strategy. If these are softs he will stop every lap and keep putting them on until it stops raining, so you have to edit the strategy and select wets for him.

    Map a 'Request pit stop' button. You can use it to call Bob in to the pits, and if you use it before you make a pit stop you will get a message if the pit box is occupied by your team mate.
    Set mechanical damage and flags and penalties off.
    That way if you make a big mistake you can still get back to the pits and fix the car.
    Also, when Bob cuts the track, which he does often, you won't get disqualified.
     
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  16. swiftwilly

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    Thanks. Are you using PC? I was wondering how do you call Bob back.

    I am amazed you do all that in one sitting, and that you even watch bob while his racing!
     
  17. Szuper

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    Hello boys. What is biggest errors and bugs career for endurance races? And what can I do in order to avoid big problems?

    Is each track and car their own problems?

    (PS4)
     
  18. Samsung1998race

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    does anyone know if completing a 24H race in custom race weekend will allow me to get the trophy "A Day In The Life"
     
  19. swiftwilly

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    Just finished my first endurance race!

    Was too easy, but just wanted to get 1 done first. Now I'll dial in my AI strength to get it just right :)
     
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  20. Raging Bull

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    Just got this game at Christmas. First let me say that although there are a few things that could improve, this game is awesome.

    My 10 year old son and I love endurance racing. We have since Christmas done three 4 hour races, and three 6 hours races. We switch out at each pit stop.

    I have always considered myself an above average driver, sadly it is that time in a fathers life where his 10 year old son has become a better racer then him. I'm very proud of him......... and hating myself for being so slow. LOL

    I have yet to even try career mode, which says a lot about how much I like this game because in GT games I would only play in career mode.

    Once we both have off together for a couple of days we are going to do a 24 hour race. Can't wait!!!
     
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  21. Spooky Wooky

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    That's awesome!!
     
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  22. Raging Bull

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    Yeah it's a blast. Good times.
     
  23. Bjorn Lucas

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    i wish my nephew(s) would do more than play bumpercar in racing games :lol:
     
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  24. Telstar

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    Going to start my endurance career on the weekend. The plan is to split driving time about 50/50 with Bob. How reliable is he? I know I should turn penalties off (I hope I won't forget it :nervous: :D) and I should always have an eye on him especially considering weather condition changes. Exactly that's the crux of the matter. I don't want to spent the entire race of 6+ hours in front of the computer in order to keep Bob from making stupid decisions. Actually I want to do other things while Bob is driving and before I hop back into the cockpit.
     
  25. Animera

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    What you can do to help is press pause and then look at the top right of the pause menu. That will tell you the current weather and the weather forecast. If the forecast is anything to do with rain then keep an eye on Bob. If not, you can safely leave him alone for a little while, but not too long.
     
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  26. Telstar

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    Well, alright. Guess I'll have to check every now and then.
     
  27. MisterWaffles

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    Someone should try a Ford Escort enduro with full time and weather on the willow springs horse theif mile. Just an idea. Don't forget to use the barn-find livery either.
     
  28. Animera

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    Willow Springs Horse Thief Mile would be no good for an endurance race as you can't make pit stops during a race.
     
  29. Samsung1998race

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    Yes you can, you just can't do qualifying i think.
     
  30. Animera

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    Yes, you're right, so it would make an interesting endurance race with the right car.
     
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