Where have you been having your fun?

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You can recreate the 2008 Belgian GP with Formula A, Rainstorm, AI at 50/100. Gonna keep upping it by 10 to see when it works.
 
XJ220 S at Monza and Nordschleife in winter, just about 8am as the sun comes over the hills and hits the windscreen. Very special. This game really is a case of quality over quantity (even though there is more than enough quantity imo) Forza 7 is good but it just feels a little like 6.5. A bit disappointing that there was so little new content. It's a good game to take for a spin but Pcars 2 and AC is more for true car and race lovers. Forza 7 is a great celebration of collecting cars.
 
I don't care anything about career or special events, etc. I've always just ran 10 lap quick races, no practice or qualifying, 23 car AI field, random starting position, no rain. With PCars1 I used 70 AI. That would allow me to have a good race even if I started dead last to have a fighting chance to win or I've even started on pole and finished somewhere in the top 10. I never knew what I was going to get. It was unpredictable and that was good.

But I tried the same setting with PCars2 and just got hammered. The AI was 8 or 9 seconds a lap quicker than I was and that's on tracks that I know well. Didn't matter which car I chose it was still the same result. So I started reducing it down 10 at a time. Got down to 40 and AI was still a good 4 seconds a lap quicker. Moved it down to 30 and won my first race off of that. So now I'm going to start moving it up gradually to see what happens.

I know having it at 30 sounds terrible when others are at 80 and think that's too slow.
AI is very strange in this game, Like you i mostly race quick races since there are no custom championships and gt3 races i was really struggling at 60 and kept moving down 5 each race and kept getting hammered...if you read the ai setting it says something about setting to 80 and the cars adjust for the track and sure enough at 80 i was the 2nd fastest on track. Really odd how it works.
 
Tried out TT today with stock setups. :)

The Ferrari at Sonoma was cool. First time driving and broke the record on my first attempt. There's a lot of time to be made there.

Also wanted to do a time at Algarve because it's my "local" track, me being portuguese. It's an amazing circuit.

Finally did a lap with the NSX GT3 at Long Beach but I was no where near the top (I was in the top 20 but far from the top 1 time). Apparently the GT-ONE is on the same category as GT3 cars. :/

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The Agajanian Vintage Indycar, at Indianapolis Oval (natch). Some 40-odd m.p.h. slower than the modern incarnations so the sense of outright speed isn't the same, but to maintain what speed you do have is knife-edge stuff. A deft touch with the wheel and throttle inputs is required to slip the car around the corners without scrubbing the momentum, and the tangible loss of grip when you run high becomes all too familiar as you enter the turn with too much bravado yet again. You know the grip is right there on that dark line but it's another matter trying to get the thing to dance along it time after time.
An exercise in concentration, and renewed appreciation for those who did it for real.
 
Knockhill is phenomenal fun, in any car, the 911 GT3 RS stands out though as a lot of fun round there.

Sakitto in an oversteering road car like the Jaguar F type is superb fun, also driving non rally cross cars on rally cross tracks is hilarious.
 
Non-rally cross cars on rally cross tracks is like that Top Gear episode when they showed that racing can cost as much as golf clubs or something like that.
 
Not that big on running around in circles but spent most of my game time with 2016 Honda IR-12 Oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway!

Still grinning just thinking about it! Can't wait to get back home and play more!
 
Yesterday the Panoz GTR1 made my day!

Drove it ´round Le Mans and the engine just made me laugh all the way. Just waiting to brake at mulseanne Corner, being happy that i can listen to the intake noise on acceleration all over again. Try it, it makes you feel 5 years old. vroooooooooooooooooooom vroooooooooooom.
 
90 hours into the game, I've done testing and a little tuning with 25-30 cars on 8-10 tracks. Ran some hot laps. Haven't really even scratched the surface yet. Having so many toys and places to play with them does not let me focus on one thing for long, I suppose that's a good problem to have!
 
90 hours into the game, I've done testing and a little tuning with 25-30 cars on 8-10 tracks. Ran some hot laps. Haven't really even scratched the surface yet. Having so many toys and places to play with them does not let me focus on one thing for long, I suppose that's a good problem to have!
Opposite for me. I'm running 1 or 2 cars, mostly. I feel if I choose some other cars, I'll wind up not using those 2 I like. Silly me.
 
I've never been a fan of simply hot lapping so I keep AI on and if I fall too far back or crash or something it turns into a test session with lap traffic lol
 
I've mainly been doing endurance racing (2 or 4 hours) at Knockhill with the combination of the Clios and the TCR's or the Ginetta Juniors and GT5 sometimes on their own, sometimes together. There's only 12 cars on the grid but it's more than enough for that circuit.

I usually start off in the rain or storm, driving into a clear sunset and finishing at night. The track development throughout the races is simply brilliant, loving the live track on all the circuits I've raced so far.

I thought that I was getting great at racing in this game because I have the settings at the highest levels at Knockhill and usually finish on the podium but I've just started a career with the Ginetta Juniors and I'm getting destroyed, can't get near the opposition so far. So I've got tons of practice to do which makes my pretty happy.
 
The Ginetta GT5 and Juniors are great because they have all-weather tires that aren't that bad in the dry. You can add rain to a race and not have to pit.
 
Multiclass races at the Daytona Road Course. My most recent mixture has been LMP1, LMP2, GTE, and GT3.

Getting lapped by the LMPs while you're in a GT class is great fun; keeps you on your toes a bit. Vice versa for overtaking the slower fields in the P1 class.
 
Same with adding GT5 to any field. Seriously just a mobile road block. The AI doesn't have different characteristics against lapped cars so they don't get right out of the way. When you see them in the turn ahead you have to plan way in advance how you're going to go around them so you position yourself properly for the next turn. Silverstone esses was really scary.
 
Touring cars at Algarve.

The TC cars are a nice surprise just about anywhere, but specially in this circuit where you can just throw these cars at those hairpins with no regard for human life. They are a blast to drive, specially in technical circuits.
 
FG falcon at Bathurst (obviously since it's Bathurst week)
Try matching the lap times today, to the S2 cars(there are 1 or 2 2013 model cars in the field).
You might not match the main game cars, as they just got engine upgrades.
Set up the weather to today's forecast.
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Touring cars at Algarve.

The TC cars are a nice surprise just about anywhere, but specially in this circuit where you can just throw these cars at those hairpins with no regard for human life. They are a blast to drive, specially in technical circuits.
Yessssss.

Best race I've had was last night.
GT3/GT4/TC @Ruapuna Full.
5 minute Qualifying.
10 minutes Race.
27 AI 100/80.
05/10/2017. Dry conditions. Light/Medium/Sunny/Medium clouds.

Qualifying was awesome. GT3 cars brake hard at Turn 1 and Turn 2 hairpin. Yet, get stuck behind in the infield. Cars don't punt you off. They'll evade or wait until the final turn.
Cool to see the GT3s in the rear view mirror, gaining and go up inside, the first left-hander.

I fought a 320 TC for the first 3 minutes. Had to hit my marks for the last 7 minutes, as it stayed on my tail. When I caught the car ahead, a Bentley was trying get by us and cost me some time. Last lap, I caught back up. Literally, bumper to bumper. I couldn't even see my braking points from Turn 2 through to that last series of left-handers.
From the final turn, it was neck and neck(I was in a Megane and the AI was as well).
Crossed the finish at the same time, but I didn't get the position. I'd love to share the replay, but IT WOULDN'T SAVE!!!! Disappointed, but fantastic gameplay.
 
Group C. Im watching IMSA GTP and Group C on Youtube and its great to drive those cars. Sadly we dont have so many street circuits in Game like they had in IMSA
 
1) Lower power FWD
2) Vintage Touring / Group A
3) GT4
4) non F1 tracks


I'm really loving the FWD cars and the vintage touring. Renault Clio career races are huge fun when you get a decent setup. Proper bumper to bumper like the BTCC.
The I hop into the Vintage Tourers or Group A. Some raw, unrefined power without the modern assists.
Finally my fave car is the Ginetta GT4.

I'm not a fan of the modern F1 circuits, far to safe and stale. I love those with character such as Cadwell Park, Oulton, Spa.
 
McLaren F1 GTR at Sugo... just great fun. The McLaren is quite well-suited to the tighter tracks despite being a 'long-tail'
 
Bathurst in any car haha, obviously V8 (best time in time trial 2:03.9, in single player/online 2:05.8) gt3 cars, that beastly chev camaro to recreate an Aussie series called touring car masters, and group A’s have been the standouts, in any weather too makes it even more of a challenge.
 
Vintage Rally X at Dirtfish. I'd had a rather disappointing weekend racing online, dealing with lots of issues. I was really thinking of putting the game aside for a bit, until I found this :). Within the first 15 minutes, I was trying to throw reverse entries :lol: Stock setup, no tuning.

I will say, it felt like a completely different game. After years of having my ego checked by the physics in PCARS, continuing with PCARS 2 (damn you low speed spins!!!! :@ ), after 15 minutes on the dirt, I felt pretty pro. Not in lap times or anything, just in being able to predict what the car will do. Furthermore, compared to when traction is broken in any other car I've driven, the response from the front end of this '68 Escort was phenomenal, and the throttle actually response with noise and wheelspin, something I've always felt has been missing in most of the racecars - I can't count how many times I've had the same crash caused from a dead feeling from the rear end, spinning 90' and spearing off the track. Throttle, brakes, steering, all feel rather dead - once the car has rotated about 90' to the track, it won't spin less or more.

Anyways, I'm rambling. All that aside, I can't deny the fun factor here...just wish the windshield would repair :S
 
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