What did you do in FM23 today?

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Just a little session today put a few levels on the Evo X to put a widebody and oversized wing on the back, it shifts fast with no race transmission, might do a rwd conversion and see if it's any good in A or B class, certainly looks the part.
 
The stock settings are way too stiff on race-suspensions, needs to be softened way down to actually fit the car. And while on this topic; if a car kind of "overreacts" when it`s hitting the curbs it`s because of this. Stiff springs and it acts like a ball. Softer settings and it will absorb the curbs and bumps like it was ment to.

Generally. if you`re not a skilled tuner but just upgrading by adding parts, go for sports-suspension. Racesuspension are ment to be tuned.

Most pre-tuned racecars has the same problem in FM23, the springs & swaybars are crazy stiff while the bumpers are rather weak.
Yeah I'm going to go back into it and change the suspension back.

I see there is a tuning calculator https://forzatune.com/ Has anyone tried it?
 
Tested it at Barcelona and realised the front rollbar was too stiff, = a Mk2 version uploaded. It spins the rears so easy that I have to keep it in 3rd gear around the hairpins to calm it down
Your Mk1 tune was good enough to win Road America, by beating someone named Subtle Villainy (really?) at the last corner.
 
Yeah I'm going to go back into it and change the suspension back.

I see there is a tuning calculator https://forzatune.com/ Has anyone tried it?
Calculators makes up tunes even worse than turn10 does, not the solution :indiff:

Makes me wonder if I should start a (basic) tuning thread. Only basic bcs tuning needs to be learned, calculations will never be
precise enough to give THAT good feeling in a car.
Your Mk1 tune was good enough to win Road America, by beating someone named Subtle Villainy (really?) at the last corner.
He-he, glad to help! A bit stiff turn-in on the Mk1 but still fast enough. The old racer started eating corners just by softening the front
rollbar a few steps. I`ve struggled a while to make this old brick take corners.
 
Done B Series and Reward Showcase tours.
For the B Class, I bought and used Lotus Espirit '02 - must say, I have expected more enjoyable drive...

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Brabham BT8 on controller is real pain, it wants to fly out of track...

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Yesterday I done C Class with Nissan GT-R, which is pleasure to drive.

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Barely survived the Unlimited Racers with the Lola. These cars are scary to drive...
I thought the Buick Regal I drove last weekend was a handful, the Lola was a whole another challenge entirely. Just insane amounts of power in an ultralight car. My steering inputs felt like a suggestion rather than a command.
 
An exercise in control and patience for me. Just drove a white-knuckle Nord rival lap, McLaren F1, as with the real car, no ABS, TC, or SC. Spun out once but amazingly did not go out of track limits, and completed a slow but "clean" mid 8 minute lap, from standing start. Only mod was race suspension for some alignment adjustment.

It's a car I want to love because it was the dog's ****s when I was a youngster. But it is a twitchy beast and my lord, it is geared really high. Not many cars require you to downshift to first for a low speed turn.
 
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Yeah I'm going to go back into it and change the suspension back.

I see there is a tuning calculator https://forzatune.com/ Has anyone tried it?
I've tried it out and it can get you pointed in the right direction but really can be hit or miss.
Makes me wonder if I should start a (basic) tuning thread. Only basic bcs tuning needs to be learned, calculations will never be
precise enough to give THAT good feeling in a car.
That's the kind of topics I'd like to see more of and would appreciate.
 
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Let's see, little bit of a quiet weekend on the gaming front for me as I was too busy playing with chainsaws in the bush. With the time I did have between Sunday and this evening, managed to finish knocking off the latest open series, used the '68 Mustang for E, D, and C, it's now my fourth Ford to level 50, I loved driving that car. Then, for the B class, rather than do the intelligent thing and use it again, or perhaps the excellent Porsche 914, I decided to try tge Shelby Cobra. Even the AI isn't dumb enough to use the Shelby. Once I came to terms with the fact that it was in charge and really did want to murder me, I made it through and actually got on with it okay with some wider but still stock tires. The good news is, after that freaking monster, the Brabham was an absolute joy to drive! Even recovered from a spin at Paddock Hill and managed to sneak a win!

Also did some original IROC recing with the '74 Porsche, another one of my favourites, that one provided some great racing throughout. Next up, knocking of some of the other series and getting ready for an IMSA race at Laguna Seca.
 
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Did 3 races in D class with the 240sx, I tried this same car the day before but it had too much power and not enough grip so swapped some better tires on and rebalanced the engine upgrades to fit in D class. Had a lot of fun, but 2nd race realised I left a lot of time on the table as the tune was pretty much stock after my re-balancing, and one of my opponents was lapping 4s faster per lap. Fixed this and did one final race but again felt like my balance was lacking as finished up 12th with a pack of 6 cars ahead pulling away with the closest about 5s ahead. All not lost though as the car is now level 50, so might pick a different car tonight
 
Did 3 races in D class with the 240sx, I tried this same car the day before but it had too much power and not enough grip so swapped some better tires on and rebalanced the engine upgrades to fit in D class. Had a lot of fun, but 2nd race realised I left a lot of time on the table as the tune was pretty much stock after my re-balancing, and one of my opponents was lapping 4s faster per lap. Fixed this and did one final race but again felt like my balance was lacking as finished up 12th with a pack of 6 cars ahead pulling away with the closest about 5s ahead. All not lost though as the car is now level 50, so might pick a different car tonight
Just started paying attention to Multiplayer recently.
I've really enjoyed the D class racing. Gonna miss the low hp cars for a while
 
Finally started with Retro Racers Tour, taking Rulebook Racers as first one.
I bought expensive Nissan Tomica Skyline Turbo Super Silhouette and went racing.


Race at well known Brands Hatch was the most intense one I had in game overall!
It was side to side fights, though I was careful to other cars that behave like they are on way higher difficulty... And penalties are for everything.
In the end, I finished second with few thousands of second backlog.

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Second race at Kyalami wasn't near that hot, but I barely came to first place in last lap.
This isn't track I know from before, but I pretty much remember it already - it's user friendly can say that...

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Third race at Hockenheim went well, there were some great racing, if there wasn't 2.5s penalty that devoted me from first to third place...

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Fourth race took part to cloudy Nurburgring GP. Did far the best practice time, but as always, started 12th. Still, opponents weren't match in this one, I know the Ring too well. They were still aggressive, to me and each other, often going out of track... Catch the leader at beginning of third lap and rest was my.

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I found Rulebook Racers to be the best Tour until now, offering some fantastic racing vs AI.
Gonna try to find some time to race this again, this time in Ferrari or BMW...

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Started with Unlimited Racers Tour driving Lola T163.


At Mid-Ohio somehow finished first, but with rewind help, a one assist I don't like to brag.
But all other assists are off, and I'm driving from cockpit view.

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Maple Valley gave me enough CP to put racing tires and made them wider.
That gave me significant improvement in handling, and Valley itself has a much wider road then Mid-Ohio.
I made my setup and share it - "Lola winning st" is name of it.
It was safe win.

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Road America - finally track I truly know, and like very much.
Dominated at practice and race, finished first with huge gap.

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Last one goes same as for RA, love it!
It's Laguna Seca and this time I got enough CP to buy race brakes, nothing more I don't need...

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In last two races I enjoyed, that couldn't be told for first two.
 
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Started with Grand Prix Racers Tour.
Picked McLaren M2B in hope that will be drivable with gamepad - it is not, or on the edge...

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Brands Hatch GP first one, with little help of rewind I came to first place.
Isn't really track that would fit to this open wheel monster.

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Spa-Francorchamps was second, my most loved track.
With much wider road, it is more user friendly to these cars.
Finished first without problems, although one car was all the time on my tail...

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Two more left...
 
Finished with Grand Prix Racers Tour racing at Silverstone National (wonder why there wasn't GP layout - which is BTW name of event) and Watkins Glen.

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Again fighting with my McLaren, but in the end, I finished first overall...

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Now waiting for last Tour to unlock..

I may do some career in meantime, only doing featured events, and career is suffering.
 
Packed up my rig in the weekend, it's going to get packed into a shipping container and I won't see it for at least 3 months, probably closer to 6 months. I'm going to have to get used to the controller a bit more, as I have been primarily playing multiplayer only on the wheel, but I'll have a Series S waiting for me at least when we hop off the plane in 2 months.

With that out of the way, I decided to finish levelling up some cars last night, first was the NSX, which I had to about lvl46, it wasn't very competitive in A class the way I had it, so I re-balanced it and tried to tune it a little, put a couple laps on the Nordshleife and Brands Hatch to get it to 50, was certainly better, kept it at A class and felt it was pretty balanced.

Next up I grabbed my old RX7 1st gen that I had briefly ran with a hunking V8 and no handling in B class, stripped it back to bare and put it into C class with the stock engine, then took it round a couple races and had a lot of fun with it, I'll keep this one in C class and it might be quite a good little rocket in C class lobbies.

Lastly put a few levels on the AE85, haven't touched the car since the career event I used it in, so was sitting at around lvl24, finished up at around lvl 30 before I decided that was enough Forza for the night.

Now that I'm without rig, I might take a look at the achievement list and try to finish off the last few missing achievements, namely the 30 odd lvl 50 car achievement, and some of the lap/races in specific cars which I haven't bothered with, still got a week with my Series X before that too gets packed away, and I'll be limited to cloud only for a couple months
 

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