WRC 7 Confirmed for September Release, Watch Exclusive New Trailer Right Here

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  1. Sureboss

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    Just finished my second season in junior wrc, I've gone in to a wrc2 Skoda for the next season. The epic stages look rather good...
     
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    Man the stages are tight - reminds me of SLRE

    FFB settings are kinda weird - only had a short time with it this morning so will need more time.
     
  3. Scaff

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    This may help.

     
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    Started with your videos - helped me understand the settings but still seemed to be a bit much for me with the settings you have.

    I actually am subscribed to your channel on youtube.
     
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    Monte Carlo is excellent. I noticed my WRC 2 team don't race in every rally, some other teams in WRC 2 are, is this right?

    Much more fun to drive the WRC 2 cars, not constantly working against FWD...
     
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  6. Scaff

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    Yep, with WRC2 you don't race the full season. However once you get to WRC you get the whole lot thrown at you, including the epic stages on every round, more night stages and more weather variety. All in cars that are a lot, lot quicker!

    This stuff is just great.



    Its amazing fun.

    Just remembered, here's the website for when it gets started. It gives you an idea of how it works as its got the data for the last two seasons:

    https://www.esportswrc.com/
     
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  7. Brend

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    Damn, just realised they're using WRC6? :(
     
  8. Scaff

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    Last year they were, this year it will be WRC7.

    As new WRC titles normally come out in October it means that the last few rounds and the finals are always run on what is the 'old' title.
     
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    I'm on my third season and in my first of the WRC cars.

    I really enjoyed the WRC2 cars compared to the Junior ones but like Scaff said just wait until you get to the WRC stuff, it's ace.

    I've stuck with the Fiesta throughout and I'm playing on Medium difficulty which at first I found quite hard to win but now seem to be finishing ahead more often than not. Gonna try Hard on my next season.

    I'm loving this game.
     
  10. Spitfire77

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    So I am having an issue with this title.. the FFB feels so wrong no matter what I do because the wheel does not really try to return to center when moving forward. Not looking for automatic centering, but if you stop a car, turn the wheel, let go of the wheel, then press the gas.. the wheel should naturally return to center.

    Otherwise once I just try and work with it, WRC 7 seems to do so many other things correct, but having a hard time thinking I could just start over in Dirt Rally or SLRE and get more satisfaction.

    I have not had much time .. only about an hour total so far, maybe I am missing something?
     
  11. MrCrynox

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    Perhaps use the controller ?

    Would be a waste not to play it..
     
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    Oh man.. I tried doing that with Forza on xbox (one of them was free a few months back) and knowing that I have a wheel on the ps4 it is just not fun for me.

    I will give it more time as I may adjust to it.. or may figure something out.

    EDIT UPDATE - I messed around with it more last night.. though it seems weird I found some settings that work better for me and I can pick any car from Jr to full WRC and it feels pretty good.



    For FFB settings - the constant force adds really strong jolts and I wish they were a little weaker in the mix of that setting but I found a balance by lowering it. I know when you hit bumps and grooves your tires will follow them and force your wheel, I just don't want it to be that crazy for a game and put too much strain on my wheel.
    The Spring force did not work correctly for me until I changed the wheel angle and sensitivity, then for some reason it started to work closer to how I expect.
    Shock Absorber Force is kinda more of wheel drag to me..

    Steering wheel settings -

    Steering Sensitivity = 50%
    Steering Dead Zone = 0%
    Max Wheel Angle = 540

    For FFB & Vibrations-

    Force Feedback Level = 100%
    Level of Force Feedback Vibration = 100%
    Spring force = 50%
    Shock Absorber Force = 20%
    Constant force = 35%
    Friction Vibration = 50%
    Engine Vibration = 0%
    Impact Vibration = 50%

    I was starting to have a lot of fun but had to get to bed.. anyways now I can enjoy WRC 7 for what it is.
     
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    2018 eSports calendar released:

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  14. Spitfire77

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    Actually I get it now...
    Steering sensitivity at 100 should be 50%
    And 1/2 the wheel angle of 1080 so it should be 540.

    They basically are almost the same.

    Also spring at 60% is a bit high.. 45% to 50% is better.
     
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    I've just finished season 3 and gone up in to the M-Sport Ford for my first WRC season. Excited!
     
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  16. Scaff

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    Now the fun starts...................................
     
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    For the guys using manual shifting with a wheel, how do you have the controls set up? Paddles? Sequential stick?

    I use the stick in sequential but I’m not sure this is authentic to these cars. On the other hand, using the paddles would free up the shifter as a hand brake which would be cool...
     
  18. Scaff

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    I use the paddles so I can then use the shifter for a handbrake.
     
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    Set a 96th on this week's Wales challenge. I'm amazed at the time that some of the top 10 are finding. I'm still 18 seconds off the pace for a ~2 minute challenge!
     
  20. Spitfire77

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    The modern WRC cars have a single large paddle on the right side of the wheel. pushing forward downshifts and pulling back upshifts.

    I made a ghetto sequential stick shifter that wires up to the extra paddle shifter connections on the T300 wheel (these were meant for mounting the static paddle shifters from the T500 but they were never sold on their own). I made a thread for it https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/diy-sequential-shifter-from-arcade-joystick.353334/

    This allows me to use my TH8A shifter in sequential mode as a handbrake and not have to use the paddles that rotate the wheel as shifters. With how crazy steering can get in rally I like to use a static shifter.. I wanted to eventually make it into a large single paddle like the moden WRC cars use but I never got to it.
     
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    Great stuff, thanks for sharing. I’ve seen people use 2 TH8A shifters but that’s starting to get in the pricey realm for a limited number of games and cars.

    However...

    ...Thrustmaster needs to release a rim with a fixed bidirectional shifter for modern Rally cars. Maybe there’s already something out there like this. I don’t know. I heard the T500 paddles are stationary on the base, but ultimately lack the bidirectional functionality. Oh well. :indiff:
     
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  22. Spitfire77

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    Finished WRC Jr contract and got into WRC 2. Firrst rally is ice and snow and night stages. What a mess I made haha.

    Having a blast just wish I had more free time to put into it but work has picked up with the new year.
     
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  23. MrCrynox

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    Just wait until you get to Argentina El Condor at night, it's scary to say the least! Just made a mess of it!
     
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    So today I tried to set my TH8A as the handbrake but didn’t work. Any ideas?

    The game still recognizes the shifter as R1 and R2 (the paddles). I have a GTE rim and have the shifter plugged into the wheelbase.

    My next step will be to plug the shifter directly into the console. Maybe that will work?
     
  25. Scaff

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    The button mapping didn't work?

    Odd as mine (with a T300 base) works fine.
     
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    Connect it directly to the console with the USB adapter, that is what I do and it works. It may have to do with firmware version otherwise.. no idea.

    I have a cheap USB hub that I connect my TH8A, Wireless Headphones USB dongle, and a usb cable to charge things like the headphones. It works well. The wheel I always have directly connected to the console.
     
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    Odd indeed. Button mapping didn’t work.

    I will try this next. Probably next week. :guilty:
     
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    Sweden is utterly brilliant. So fast.
     
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  29. Scaff

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    I've just checked and yep can map 4th gear on my TS8A to handbrake in button mapping.
     
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    Oh - I wondered how you were doing that.

    That makes it easier for using it for h-pattern shifting in other games.

    When you put it in sequential mode and connect it directly to the base - it maps as L1/R1 . When you connect it to the console via USB it has it's own mapping. I think it says (Button 49) for me.
     
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