GT Sport Update 1.47 Arrives, Introducing Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by AKps3, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. RacingFan1

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    I personally think the 962 is one of the worst handling Gr1 cars, probably second worst to the Nissan LM Nismo. Also the gear changes are anything but smooth.
    Yes may be a lengendary race car but it's also an old outdated one.

    So the PS4 update system is horribly impractical and outdated. Lets see if they improve it on the PS5
     
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  2. Famine

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  3. mynameis66

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    Cheers,very interesting read from Famine regarding the ps4 update system.Im not a console fanboy and never have been by any stretch but totally prefer the xbone update system by far.:tup:
     
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  4. Saidur_Ali

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    PS4 update system was quick at launch but they probably changed it for file integrity.
     
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  5. GTPorsche

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    Which is a shame because things worked better initially for PS4 updates.
     
  6. FoRiZon

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    Odd because for everything else it's actually improved significantly.
     
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  7. GTV0819

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    I wonder why they had to fix if it ain't broke. But then again, they have their own reasons for doing that.
     
  8. Bogie 19th

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    I figured it out, in case anyone cares. I have a C40 TR controller for my PS4, and I accidentally had the trigger lock engaged. :dunce:
     
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  9. TonyJZX

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    Ok finally did the x2019 30 lap Spa Challenge.

    The setup is a HSG tune, RS tyres, low downforce, 330km/h final drive. You will be doing a fair bit of pack driving so you will see 320km/h max speeds in a tow.

    I use TC off and ABS on that's it. The fuel econ is 8 laps so you will need to work out your final stint strategy.

    I started ~40 secs behind the field and this widened out to 50 secs which is disheartening. However it seems like the AI spends too much time on RH/RM and worn tyres so their times degrade visibily. They will also pit too much (not fueling to the brim?)

    It took me 15 laps to get to 2nd. Just use FM1 and pit when appropriate.

    The crucial point in my race is that I did the undercut and the #2 guy pitted while I had a few laps left in the tank. My laps werent great. I believe I did a 2'01" which is with a tow on both long straights.

    Here you have to make a decision... you dont have enough fuel to run to the end on FM1.

    You're lap 25/30 with maybe 2-3 laps of fuel. You know the AI will pit. I had up to 20 secs interval to #2 so do you pit with the guy and hopefully scramble out on fresh rubber and a splash of fuel and duke it out? This is an ok strategy if you're #2 and it has worked in the past but its very hard to implement if you're in the lead (#2 will pit and you're already past the pit entrance which is admittedly terribad on Spa).

    I gambled and did FM6 on the slow bits and eventually did an FM6 on the whole lap and an FM1 on the final lap to hammer the nail in the coffin.

    My finishing interval ended up being only 5 secs since my rubber was no good. The #2 guy tried valiantly on fresh rubber but the clock ran out. Luckily he went down to #4 and he caught traffic before he was even able to glimpse my tail lights.

    All in all wasnt that easy.

    PLEASE Polyphony no more of the x2019 races. They are killing me.
     
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  10. TonyJZX

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    Its a bit unfair to compare a 1990s Gr.C car to a modern LMP car.

    You have to compare among its era peers and even then, some cars may be better due to being as little as a year newer.

    I'm still unsure what Group C cars is best as there hasnt been any real head to head competition... of course my wheel time is largely McLaren VGT or Audi R18... drive a spaceship instead.

    I would love some true league matches with the five Group C cars but alas we may never get them.
     
  11. 05XR8

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    I use the Group C cars often. The C9 is best. Stock, non-BoP, for Custom Races. It has good power and gearing. Handles better than the R92CP and pulls better in gear.

    787B of course, has the best sound. Handles good and has good top speed at La Sarthe.
    XJR-9 is really good everywhere as well. Sounds good too.

    Bone stock, the 962 just doesn't have the power for Gr.1. Nice car. Probably best vision from cockpit.

    Overall, me personally, I rate performance for Gr.1(stock settings) GT League, in order:

    C9
    787B
    XJR-9
    R92CP
    962
     
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  12. splitwindow

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    I want this daily race! (or something reasonably close)
     
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  13. RacingFan1

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    Well you said its awesome in general terms, and I think its not, compared to the newer ones which are much much smoother in general.
    I see many people in lobbies (with BOP) that use them because they gain 1 second on the straights... but they should realise they lose 2 seconds in corners too
     
  14. MIE1992

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    I don't think we'll necessarily see more unless they correlate to Nations Cup events, like we've seen so far with the other rounds. But given the schedule for Monaco, I'd imagine the next round to be added to that event will be at Interlagos. Personally, I found the X2019 event at Spa to be challenging, but ultimately a bit trivial when I used racing softs and FM2. It worked real well - I only needed to pit twice, and I think I lapped nearly half the field.