Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 88mphTim, Oct 21, 2013.
rFactor 2 DLC: Circuit Superstars
I've been enjoying the Ring lateley.
I was gonna count how many cars you had loaded..but I lost track at.....well....a fairly substantial number, I'm sure.
I know it's not the size that matters, but that's what I would call a "substantial" grid.
Max number of pit entries at the Ring seems to be 90 cars, but my PC starts to struggle a bit at that point, so I reduced it to 80-ish and got rid of a few generic Porsche Cup car skins because of muuhhh big immersion and to be able to run with stable FPS at night. The classic DTM grid was "only" all the 55 skins that are included in the mod, wich is terrific btw. Nevertheless it's pretty amazing that a 6700k and a GTX 1070 can handle that many cars at high settings, obviously just full HD and not triples or 4k. Anyway, people with high end systems should have no issues boosting everything to the max, PP inlcuded and I would be safe to run 90 cars with a few settings tweaked to medium here and there.
VLN 2018 skinpack for GT3s by Frank Murphy and my VLN 2019/2020 skinpack for a few GT3s and some other classes would fit this theme very well. Just saying. And how the hell do you manage to run so many cars? This would cause a fire in my house...
When I've run large fields, I have had to put up with a-lot of jerkiness for 5 to 10 minutes, or so. I've only tested it just for kicks. Haven't stayed on long enough to verify it remains stable. (8GB of vid ram probably helps)
I haven't used the skin packs as I wasn't sure if they were compatible with the newest updates. But I will certainly give them a shot again. Running those huge grids isn't an issue if you have a GPU with enough vram and a strong CPU. With 90 cars my CPU sometimes runs out of realtime so I reduced the amount of AI a bit. When running those big fields you can also play with the amount of visible AI to gain performance and stabilize framrates or you tweak the graphic settings and PP effects a bit. I have set the visible vehicles to 12 but it doesn't really destroy the immersion. Everything that's better than my 6700k should run 90 cars with ease, especialy when you have high single core performance and the 1070 isn't really high end either.
I get the feeling we are gonna be seeing a-lot of wet images for the next few weeks.
yeah makes me wanna go and put on some rain tires.
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