NEW! GT3 Pack - Now Available!

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  1. Depco

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    I believe the track developer dictates if headlights are necessary once the sun goes down. So each track has its own setting for mandated headlights. I have run into several other tracks that don't require headlights and the AI don't turn them on at nightfall.
     
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  2. ceecee

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    Thanks for the answer @Depco
    Unusual decision I think.
    Anyone know where one can change this in the MAS file ? (if the MAS file is not encrypted)
     
  3. 006

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    So it appears the custom AI car/track parameters for this are now broken as well as the GTEs. Is this feature being scrapped?
     
  4. Bernd

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    Yes, it's in the tracks gdb file.
    It's the line
    HeadlightsRequired = true // (true or false) whether headlights are required at night
     
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  5. Steve Olden

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    would also be nice if headlights came on automatically if you start a race and they are required. The grid is usually quite well lit, so you don't instantly think about putting your headlights on. Green light, boom instant DQ for no headlights.

    why would you even have an option to not have headlights on at night?
     
  6. Balazs Magyar

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    Because... it tries to be a simulator?
     
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  7. Emery

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    Ever watched a NASCAR or dirt track night race? Hint: the cars don't have headlights (except for NASCAR decals, LOL).
     
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  8. DaVeX

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    You mean: I will keep posting until I get a ban
     
  9. DaVeX

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    You should ask once or open your thread about it, posting the same question so many times doesn't help and looks childish so don't tell me I am negative, you are the one acting like a 3 years old boy...the simple fact I have to explain that proves I am right...
     
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  10. ADSTA

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    They want comments and feedback they should be prepared to answer a very straight forward question that he has been asking for quite a few months with absolutely zero response from anyone.

    Silence like this might mean there is a problem that S397 would rather not be publicly known.
     
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  11. patchedupdemon

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    Have you tried asking Chris via pm ??
     
  12. Flaux

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    S397 allways state that they want comments, read comments and take actions to debug problems, provide missing stuff or add wished for content when possible. If a bug is not reproducible (thx MarcG) they get back to you and ask for more info.

    In the meantime they focus on working instead of chatting.

    ...which, I think, is a good way of being efficient as a Dev.
     
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  13. Paulfield

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    yes
     
  14. MarcG

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    Reproducible :)
     
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  15. Stefan_L_01

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    I´m sorry to warm up an old chapter, but:
    We had a race in Most (no chicane) and I noticed a very high tire wear in out post-race statistics for the Radical.
    So I just ran Tests with the McLaren Default set and Radical Default set, same road grip, conditions. Wear Rate and fule rate x4. Full fuel on both, tire pressure 140 all, S7 soft.
    After first lap the McLaren still had 98% on the left side, at the Edge of Jumping to 97%. The Default set Forces a lot of understeer so I had to push it hard and got also in slides trying to get it around.
    With the radical I had 96% for some time so it was allready close to 95%.
    After 50% fuel, the McLaren I got 87-88% on the left, with the radical 76% only!
    With Medium, I have only 84% left for the radical, still less than a McLaren with softs

    Sry there is something off, also Corvettes have extremly low tire wear now.
    Feel free to check the race report:
    https://downloads.virtualracing.org/rFactor/2018-2/GTM-II/Results/GTM-II_PS_Most_R.html
    Click on R Sector/Laps. Me was #3. Compare to leader in cv on Softs. Or #8 who had to pit after some wild fights and a crash, definitly not helpful for low tire wear.

    Pls have a look into
    thx
    Stefan
     
  16. Will Mazeo

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    Comparing cars with default setup is the worst thing you could do, especially the Radical, that car IMO need a rather different approach to drive, it's not a car for everyone.
     
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  17. Stefan_L_01

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    I raced it with a very different set, and the result was more or less the same as you can see.
    So go out for a test yourself, it´s easy to do.
     
  18. Will Mazeo

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    I drove the Radical pretty much exclusively in many championships after release as I like to add some variety to the grid and I kinda enjoyed it at first, never had serious issues with tire wear as long as I kept it under control. But in the end I gave up of that car because it just isn't for me, felt way more stressfull to drive it for a full race compared to the other cars because had to watch the tires way more with it, a proper setup and calm driving helps a lot.
    It should not be in the pack anyway, horrible choice with so many cool GT3 out there.
     
  19. Stefan_L_01

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    I did not drive the Radical for some time now, meanwhile there happened some bop adjustments afaik. Maybe something went wrong. Or maybe it is an issue with the suspension on a bumpy road. It feels very nervous on a bumpy road where a Corvette eats bumps like nothing
     
  20. Will Mazeo

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    Yep, the Radical feels like an oversized go kart :D on a bumpy track you need a lot of suspension and ride height adjustment
     

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