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2018-19 off season ?

Post by JohnW » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:27 pm

If anyone has an interest in racing over the winter, prior to the preseason stuff that Janos will be hosting, throw your ideas here.

I know Glyn really liked the McLaren that just came out a few weeks ago. I'm open to any vehicle type, really. I hope to get some new visitors to the site and try and get more drivers for next year. I wish there was a way to check popularity of mods in the selection process on the Steam web site.
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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by JohnW » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:18 pm

Open wheel ? Sports cars ? Karts ?

Boring but helpful car setup clinics ?

Hot lap competitions ?
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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by JohnW » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:21 pm

Tried out some cars this week. Historic F1 and some sports cars. 1970s SCCA , Honda Civic, Nissan GT-R, and a few others. The older sports cars have a lower top speed, so races would have to be fewer laps, or on shorter tracks, I think. At least tracks with out a LONG straight. The newer sports cars have a more modern feel and less visibility, but the do have a lot more grip.

If you have an idea for a car, let me know. I'll try to pick one before the end of the F1 season.
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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by JohnW » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:27 pm

Janos has a server up that will allow all three of the newly released McLaren cars and a forum topic about it. The server is SRH-FiHS. Get on it and try out the cars.

Based on the default setups, I like the M23 and the MP4/8 better than the MP4/12 or what ever the newest one is. The engine sound is annoying and it has as many setup choices as the modern cars, which would help the real "engineer" drivers and confuse the rest.
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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by Adam Freitas » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:17 pm

Classic F1 sounds fun. Nissan GT-R are also pretty aggressive and fun for a cars.

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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by Adam Freitas » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:55 am

I have always enjoyed Bathurst. Mt Panorama would be cool in VR also. But I am not sure the track is DX11 yet. The GTR500 or The McCLaren or any Open-Wheel , our current mod, would be my choice. Teamspeak meeting with Setup help and a Fastest lap challenge. Then reverse the grid for a fun race later. Just an :idea: to start a discussion.

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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by JohnW » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:33 pm

Good ideas.

I'm about to throw a Vintage McLaren on the server. I was thinking of using a new-ish release of Watkins Glen. Got to get some tips from Jeff on making a "vmod" to allow the server to host the pair.
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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by JohnW » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:04 pm

OK,

I have the McLaren M23 and Watkins Glen on the server. The car and track are here:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/365960/workshop/

They should be up at the top of the list, as they are pretty popular. I chose this car because it is vintage enough to sound and feel different than we are used to , but modern enough to drive with grip, as apposed to the 60s cars that you had to learn to hustle around corners. That means it doesn't take lots of time to come to grips with. ( Pun included at no charge )

I want to get a fun race or sprint races in the books before Christmas to get the Winter stuff underway. Does anyone have a day of the week they would prefer ?
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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by Adam Freitas » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:07 pm

Mondays are fine with me.

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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by Adam Freitas » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:00 am

But I do have some Euro friends that might join if it was on a Sunday around 2-3pmish?

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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by JohnW » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:01 pm

Can they actually keep good pings from Europe ?
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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by dave carney » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:29 pm

classic F1 is great. I'm in.

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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by Otto Acosta » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:44 am

I am in.
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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by Ruben Miranda » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:25 pm

Hello
I know sounds Wiered :roll:
I have not tried it yet, but I will
But I am in
Sunday afternoon early eve would be fine or our usual Monday

Ruben
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Re: 2018-19 off season ?

Post by dave carney » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:27 pm

I'm away 18th-22nd..

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