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  1. McSpeed

    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    Having some races with mates tonight, starting 8PM GMT or so Who's up for joining in?
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    Dirt Rally

    So @bradigor wasn't far off after all
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    Entry level: Thrustmaster T150 Half decent: Thrustmaster T300 RS (but may want to get the T3PA pedals, too.) And yes, DiRT Rally is a much, much better rally(cross) game. Looking forward to weekly rally leagues and direct rallycross races in DiRT Rally 2.0 with the lof of you this February! However the gravel handling in GT Sport isn't half bad too. Sure the tracks are nothing like proper rally stages, but I just love dicking about with sliding cars for 20 minutes. And I believe even @p1nseeker, @Beezer and @PeteBrant sort of like it these days
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    RE: various car classes for series. Not that I'd immediately pitch this for a future championship, but would just like to emphasize how I like the gravel racing in GT Sport from time to time Like this race we had pre-cup race a while ago. So much sideways action!
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    Can't help you with that I'm afraid - I use a T300 RS which works fine on default settings in GT Sport.
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    Yeah, I'd recommend switching off Stability Control as well as Counter Steering Assist. Both numb the handling quite a bit.
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    Congratulations once again! Well deserved considering your general speed and cleverness on track Please send me a PM so I can make sure you receive your prize racing game for winning the cup! Cheers Colin, great to have you on the grid for so many of the races! Changing fuel mix can definitely help to gain overal race pace - TC settings I rarely touch anyway. Let's just say it reminded me of this (In a really good way, it shows concentration and commitment!) Let's be clear: driving a Gr. 3 car with no TC doesn't make sense anyway. GT3's and similar racing cars have race traction control and race ABS (which I have generally set to 'Weak' in GT Sport) after all. This has been my main pet peeve in Forza (aside from people gaining time by flat-shifting with manual gears + clutch to no damage on the drivetrain!) and was properly addressed with the 'Real' option for assists in Project CARS. That said, I generally stick TC to 2 in Gr. 3's and Gr. 2's, and only occasionally switch it to 1 or 0 - for instance in the F1500.
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    So. Wow. That one went to the wire - and then some! Because I wasn't able to properly process the results and final scores after 35 (!) minutes of seriously tough racing last night, let's get those out of the way now: So there you go: @Batmobile is the 2018 rllmuk GT Sport Cup champion! But only after a very befitting tie with @scoobysi. According to F1 points regulations, we then look at race wins next: Batmobile has 3 vs. Scoob's 2. Congrats to both for a great and exciting battle during the entire duration of this series - including an interesting coming together in Suzuka Most interestingly, this tie only happened in final sector of the race, as @Beezer was audibly finding a way past Batmobile to snatch 3rd in the last few corners Beezer's reward is an impressive 4th in the final standings. @mexos would have been the title favourite had he not pulled a '76 Niki Lauda - including a laudable comeback and pulling himself back up to 3rd! I felt SO guilty when I basically forced you in the gravel on lap 1, which then apparently went from bad to worse for you. Many kudos for persevering and actually making the strategy change work that well You even went all Initial D on me - now THAT's commitment!
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    Cheers p1n, hope you can make it! Very much worth it! Really adds to the experience and can give you an edge at times Plus a T150 plus Wheelstand can be had for as little als £150 if you know where to look, I think. Actually just put the final touch in my personal setup today - added a TM Sparco handbrake properly - will share a picture tomorrow! Oof, so tough to hear I wish you, the wife and the kids all the best over there. If at any moment you feel like racing or even just chatting in a PSN party, just shoot!
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    Apparantly Spa is on its way next so I'm expecting that for Jan or Feb (Looks like they're updating most of the GT6 tracks.) I very much like the idea of using next week until the first week of January to try various cars in longer races to see what works. Anything ranging from Gr. 4, Gr. 2, Gr. 1, Group C, Group X, F1500, Red Bull Junior, Red Bull X or any cool historic class maybe! Cheers Pete, have a good one and hope to see you again for open racing next week!
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    Here we go, it's the 12th and FINAL round of the rllmuk GT Sport Cup 2018 race at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya GP! So for the last time this series, roll calling the following players: @Batmobile @scoobysi @mexos @Beezer @marsh @p1nseeker @PeteBrant @parrapatheslapper @wev @SeanR @MattKB @R33Smitty @probotector @T4RG4 @tobert Lobby open at 8:30 PM GMT, we'll start with open racing. At 9:30 PM, we will start 15-minute qualifying for the race! The cup race is open for everyone to join, too - please don't feel discouraged by little practice or experience, it's meant to be a fun competition for all forumites and friends We will race Gr. 3 cars with BoP switched on and setup tuning allowed. After qualifying, we will 20-lap race starts at 9:50 PM. Mind you: we will use 4x fuel consumption (with 75 percent starting fuel!) and 6x tyre wear. This should allow for both a 1 or 2 stop strategy as well as good flat-out racing. Points are distributed according to 2018 F1 points system. (25-18-15-etc.) Current standings:
  12. I can imagine this given the way those events are overly-controlled by publisher PR and actually often do a poor job of giving media a proper hands-on experience. However, for me they have actually provided a decent way to get slivers of insight - if only through cheeky 1-on-1 interview questions and off-the-record follow-up contact. More importantly, it helped meeting new people and making friends to share the passion with!
  13. This looks fucking phenomenal
  14. Been smiling like a madman all weekend for the fact that @CrashedAlex entered our forums, this thread and all that has ensued Excellent stories being posted, both revelations confirming industry 'secrets' and lots of love for the best genre in video game history. TA all My 2 cents: obviously grew up on a mixture of real life and virtual petrol, fondly remember playing Burnout 1 as a GameCube launch title, skipped 2 for no reason and returned to praise Burnout 3: Takedown as the pinnacle of arcade action racing. (Until Hot Pursuit 2010 AND Blur came along...) Spent many, many days constantly re-watching Burnout Legends gameplay footage (can to this dayy remember the US Circuit Racer road raging to Pennywise's 'Rise Up') and loved it on PSP - also had a lot of fun with Revenge and the horribly underrated Dominator. (Best played to Hot Hot Heat's 'Give Up?') Sadly never really 'got' Paradise, despite several tries (including the recent HD re-release on PS4) - Burnout gameplay simply doesn't work for me in a same-ish looking open world environment with just a finish marker and flashing street signs - though the checkpoint races on Big Surf Island did provide some consolidation as there were finally constant points of reference of where to go instead of having to co-drive myself. Hot Pursuit 2010 then. Arcade racing in its most pure form, if only for the never ever rivaled way it captured the art of virtual drifting. BY FAR the game that needs current-gen compatibility, if only to revive the old forum heydey with the likes of @Karzee, @U-1 and many others. Also: PHOTO MODE! Many years on, having dipped my toes in real-life racing and rallying means I've edged closer to 'serious' and semi-simulation racing games but I'm still very passionate about anything that involves quick speed thrills. Best moment of last week was in fact some seriously close dual drifting battling versus @KriessG in a Sega Rally Champions 2 four-seater arcade setup in Amsterdam. So yes, we need more arcade racing games in our lives. Lots of 'm. Sadly couldn't attend this as Petersfield is a quite bit of a drive the centre of the Netherlands. But being involved in games media coverage, I would be glad to see whether I can your game featured in various (Dutch) media outlets. Please do PM me for any preview/review opportunities Also, my job means I've had a number of great chats with Craig Sullivan (both messing about on a Porsche test track), Matt Webster (including a very drunk and nearly irate discussion about the purpose of cockpit views) and notably Marcus Nilsson about Need for Speed, EA and more over the years. Sadly never got to exchange thoughts with you, Alex - here's hoping we can change that some day! Surely then you know Suda-san regards Paradise as his favourite game of all time and would kill off all his cultgame darlings to get a shot at making a new Burnout. (I literally proposed the usage of my forum nickname for the subtitle of this hypothetical game once here.) Sadly EA and him couldn't make it work considering the development hell that was Shadows of the Damned... I KNEW IT! My dad was actually in the process of buying an MR2 (which ended up being my first car) when I played this and noticed that exact same similarities Oh God, if there's anything I will NEVER forget in my gaming life, it's the seemingly endless spree of Summer nights playing Blur online with (again) Karzee, U-1, @Varnsen, @smithstock, @Boozy The Clown and even simracer @Meerman as well as many other forumites (we had up to 18 forum friends in an online race at one point!!!) - often starting at 8PM and finishing past 3AM... Was SO sad to read pityful statements of Bizarre spearheads a year or so on, saying combining real branded cars with power-ups was like 'mixing cereal with bacon' or something. While this game was actually without a doubt the best thing that ever happened to arcade racing in its era. (Sorry Alex.) RE: that story mode. All that remains: This +10 for contributing to 007: Blood Stone, good sir. I loved it, despite the mediocre middle 40% of the game. Still, I did replay the first level about 50 times to get the best interactive Bond thrill since the DB5/tank level around Bucharest in Agent Under Fire. Indeed, I only recently learned the PS4 release is apparently now slated for early 2019 release. Not expecting a major game-changer but at least some new fuel in the arcade racing tank.
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    Gran Turismo Sport -Tuesday nights forum races

    UPDATED standings, before we head into the final round
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