PC The Gentlemen's Virtual Racing Club (Closed for now)

Discussion in 'AC Clubs & Leagues' started by BrandonW77, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Cote Dazur

    Cote Dazur

    Messages:
    3,018
    Location:
    Canada
    Just a note on time of day for the event as well, 6h00 eastern is very close to diner time for me, and this being a Saturday night, it makes it difficult for me to attend, particularly if we have guest. 4h30, or even 5h00 would make it much easier.
    Just wanted to let you know, I am of course not expecting any changes on my behalf.:)
     
  2. Punknoodle

    Punknoodle

    Messages:
    3,201
    Location:
    Australia
    Come on man, you wanna wreck my only sleep in of the week?! Haha only joking, the timing makes it 9am where I am, I don't mind starting earlier, like 7am or something.
     
    Cote Dazur likes this.
  3. Cote Dazur

    Cote Dazur

    Messages:
    3,018
    Location:
    Canada
    I know, this is crazy, so for you it is already Sunday Morning, :eek:
    That is why I am not asking for anything, I just wanted to mention it, hoping it might also be better for others.
     
  4. BrandonW77

    BrandonW77

    Messages:
    11,941
    Location:
    United States
    One of the main reasons for 6:00 was so our Aussie friend could join, and I think it was slightly better for @mister dog. I would probably prefer 5:00pm EST because the later slot does really interfere with dinner time for a lot of the group. 5:00 would be slightly earlier for the Euro folk too, 10pm I believe, which means we may be more likely to catch them before they've had too many pints. :sly:

    If there aren't too many major objections I'd be willing to move it to 5:00. @mister dog if that's too early for you hopefully you can at least make the second race? I could always leave the server running for a few hours too in case people want to run a third race.
     
    Cote Dazur likes this.
  5. Gravitron

    Gravitron Moderator

    Messages:
    17,207
    Location:
    United States
    6pm is better for me as I'm busy with WRS until 5:30pm every Sat, but would join afterward as often as I can. Last weekend was a bit of an outlier, had some family stuffs going on.
     
  6. mister dog

    mister dog (Banned)

    Messages:
    8,396
    Location:
    Belgium
    Nope i will never be able to make it that early i'm afraid. Have to wait till the gf and kids hit the sack before i can setup my wheelstand in the living room ;)
     
  7. BrandonW77

    BrandonW77

    Messages:
    11,941
    Location:
    United States
    What if we split the difference at 5:30? That would put the start time for the first race at about 5:50 and the second race around 6:30, everything finished a bit before 7:00.
     
  8. Gravitron

    Gravitron Moderator

    Messages:
    17,207
    Location:
    United States
    Works for me, but similar to @Cote Dazur, I don't want to seem like I'm asking for things. ;)
     
    exXboxfan likes this.
  9. BrandonW77

    BrandonW77

    Messages:
    11,941
    Location:
    United States
    No worries, I do prefer the start time to be a little earlier, and I want to make it accessible to as many people as possible since we don't have all that many users here in the AC section. Especially you guys since we're old GT racers, always nice to see familiar helmets on the grid. :)

    We'll try it at 5:30 next weekend, see how that works out.
     
    Gravitron and Cote Dazur like this.
  10. Cote Dazur

    Cote Dazur

    Messages:
    3,018
    Location:
    Canada
    Just to be sure the next event is Feb 6, Abart at Donington, right?
     
  11. Punknoodle

    Punknoodle

    Messages:
    3,201
    Location:
    Australia
    Cool I should be able to make it, that's not a bad time for me at all. Suppose I'd better try the combo out so I don't embarrass myself
     
  12. AlvaroF

    AlvaroF

    Messages:
    3,809
    Location:
    Portugal
    I'll embarrass myself first, since I'm not fast at all :lol:
     
    mister dog likes this.
  13. BrandonW77

    BrandonW77

    Messages:
    11,941
    Location:
    United States
    Correct, the National (short) layout.
     
    Cote Dazur likes this.
  14. Johnnypenso

    Johnnypenso Premium

    Messages:
    28,424
    Location:
    Canada
    There is more than one version out there so make sure you use the one in the link provided.
     
    BrandonW77 likes this.
  15. Johnnypenso

    Johnnypenso Premium

    Messages:
    28,424
    Location:
    Canada
    Here's a little tune I whipped up for the Assetto Corse for Donington. I like my FF's pretty loosey goosey, so if you find it too loose while cornering, try upping the rear camber by 0.3-0.6. If you find it too loose under braking, move the balance forward a couple of points. Mid-22's were fairly common, my best was 1:22.3 but 21's are definitely possible as I was more trying to sort out the car than shoot for the ultimate lap time. Use as much of the curbs as you can it makes a big difference in carrying speed but beware the sausage curbs they will definitely chuck that little car about. I'll experiment some more most likely and if I come up with something better I'll post it. Stock tune was running around 1:23.3.

    Keep in mind this is a momentum car/track combination so jamming on the brakes isn't necessary anywhere except maybe into the chicane. Use lighter braking to allow more bite on the front end while entering the corner. Balance the rear stepping out with some light throttle if you need to.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 28, 2016
    Cote Dazur, BrandonW77 and Gravitron like this.
  16. BrandonW77

    BrandonW77

    Messages:
    11,941
    Location:
    United States
    "Car #368 will serve a drive-through penalty for crossing the pit exit line." :lol: Nice vid JP :tup: I'll give the tune a try tomorrow.
     
    Johnnypenso likes this.
  17. Cote Dazur

    Cote Dazur

    Messages:
    3,018
    Location:
    Canada
    I had go at it yesterday evening on my mobile set up.
    When I travel, I connect my surface pro with my Logitech Driving Force Pro to the TV in the Hotel room. It gets me my SIM racing fix and I like it better than Netflix.:gtpflag:
    With that set up, the best I could get was 1:29.xxx
    I will of course try it on my main rig, hopefully get closer to 1:22.xxx, I will post my progress.
    This car is very different to drive.:eek:
    It might be a good idea if we all post our times, that way, the usually slowest, like me, will be able to see if their is any body else out there to race with at a similar pace on Feb 6th. :cool:
     
  18. BrandonW77

    BrandonW77

    Messages:
    11,941
    Location:
    United States
    You can play AC on a Surface Pro, and hook a wheel up to it? That's pretty awesome, I had no idea it was capable of such a thing.
     
  19. RReed43

    RReed43

    Messages:
    404
    Location:
    United States
    I need lots of practice and it seems as though others want to practice also. I thought it might be useful to have a place where those who wanted could practice on the same server so they could share the "experience".

    I set up a MP Server with the Abarth AC on Donington National with the same weather conditions (I'm not sure the track conditions but if Brandon lets me know I will set those also).

    The server is called "RReed43 MR [ABCN} Donington Park National", it is located in the US and has a low ping.

    This server is also on Minorating so your practice laps will provide kilometers to boost your MR rating.

    Check it out.
     
    Wiz, Johnnypenso and Cote Dazur like this.
  20. BrandonW77

    BrandonW77

    Messages:
    11,941
    Location:
    United States

    Nice one. :tup: Track conditions are in the OP. I plan to be around this weekend (Rolex 24!) so I'll probably get a practice session going Saturday evening, and I'll try to get Minorating running so we can start getting credit for our races.
     
  21. Johnnypenso

    Johnnypenso Premium

    Messages:
    28,424
    Location:
    Canada
    I probably should have specified when I posted that tune but that lap time of 1:22 was done under ideal conditions, not the conditions posted in the OP.:indiff:
     
    BrandonW77 likes this.
  22. RReed43

    RReed43

    Messages:
    404
    Location:
    United States
    I've adjusted the track conditions to match those specified, track conditions "fast".
     
    BrandonW77 likes this.
  23. Johnnypenso

    Johnnypenso Premium

    Messages:
    28,424
    Location:
    Canada
    Plans have changed and it looks like I'll be out of town next weekend instead of this weekend.:(
     
  24. BrandonW77

    BrandonW77

    Messages:
    11,941
    Location:
    United States

    Hey guys, we actually have a chance of winning now!! :D :lol:

    Hopefully catch you at Bathurst JP. :tup:
     
  25. Punknoodle

    Punknoodle

    Messages:
    3,201
    Location:
    Australia
    I adore Bathurst but I've been spoiled by the iRacing version which is very, very good so I hope this Assetto Corsa version which I've never tried can get close to it.
     
  26. BrandonW77

    BrandonW77

    Messages:
    11,941
    Location:
    United States
    I don't know how close it is but it's pretty much exactly like every other version I've driven, GT6 and R3E and I think those are both pretty accurate.
     
  27. Cote Dazur

    Cote Dazur

    Messages:
    3,018
    Location:
    Canada
    @RReed43 I tried to join your server tonight but could not, I was getting a checksum failed message.
     
  28. Gravitron

    Gravitron Moderator

    Messages:
    17,207
    Location:
    United States
    I just joined successfully, which is an accomplishment as it's the 2nd room I've ever joined. 1st was the Alfa @ Goodwood race.

    Trying out the Johnny tune, I think I can get to 1'24s maybe.

    Also just tried Bathurst w/ an SLS AMG GT3 and it's much better than some other 0.9 "Mount Panorama" mod I had installed many months ago.

    Both combos get me 55-60fps while alone, hope it's the same with other drivers on track. Some mod tracks tend to make me dip down to low 44fps, even in hotlap mode. (laptop connected to 24in monitor)
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016
  29. Gravitron

    Gravitron Moderator

    Messages:
    17,207
    Location:
    United States
    Still getting my bearings on the AC online front, but just exited after an hour, and I think @RReed43 was there too, along with a reddit ACRL guy who was quick. :eek:
     

    Attached Files:

  30. RReed43

    RReed43

    Messages:
    404
    Location:
    United States
    I'm sorry. I don't have any idea on why that would happen and I regret I don't have the skills to do anything about it. The program that runs the server and the program that creates the on line sessions comes from Kunos and has very little documentation. It is pretty tricky to get it all working let along fixing it if something goes wrong.