[REL] New!!!! Two Strong Pack (McLaren Senna GTR / The Aston Vantage GTE)

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  1. TheGame316

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    Interesting to see the negativity today over a release...but kind of hard not to agree with some of the sentiments.
    I asked the question regarding fragmentation due to their content system in the big interview on Race Department and more or less got the answer that there would be no change. At that stage the AM GT3 was out and I could see from a mile away that the GTE would follow creating yet another pack that would be needed to race a car I already own, because this new GTE would be added to the servers. This is exactly why you will never see rF2 truly challenge for online racing outside of a league system. And until the only things you need to access a public server/competition is the car you drive and the track, then sadly it will stay the same.
    So Marcel considering the time it is taking for the Competition/UI system to be released, I hope you are listening to some of the criticism and looking hard at whether this type of thing can be implemented also. Otherwise, if/when you get a licence for Ferrari or another GT3/GTE variant, you will have the same arguments every time.
     
  2. davehenrie

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    Quality Control:
    the led Position plate is located on the windscreen, not the side which was the location for all previous GTE cars. (indicating this is clearly the GT3 model with GTE physics)
    The Steering wheel center even lists the car as the Aston Martin Vantage GT3.
    Considering the Aston had some of the worst reviews of the S397 DLC cars concerning the 3d model, it seems an odd choice to have just reused that same GT3 3d model.
    The new 2019 Factory Aston skin was well done, no complaints there. In-car items like traction control and fuel mixture worked properly.
    However the slip lights on the dash, which I'm guessing should flash/blink when traction is lost, merely mimic'd the final few rpm lights.(a problem carried over from the GT3 car)
    I would hope that before you take the car to the SimRacing Expo, you can update the chassis to have a properly located position number lights and re-texture the steering wheel to indicate this is Niki Thimm's 2019 Aston, not the 2018 GT3 variant.
    (now watch, the led position lights might be customizable in the tuning screens...should have checked there first....)anyone know?
     
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  3. JimmyT

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    Bought, Downloaded, Had a drive, Loved it.
    The Senna is a rocket. When do we get the Brabham BT62??;);) it would be a perfect match :rolleyes:
     
  4. D.Painter

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    The model itself is fine. The mapping, Not so great. But you can say the same for every single car. Some off the mapping is third rate amateur work you don't see on third party cars. I guess people doing it for free have better quality control.

    The livery is not that well done. Check photos from the real one.

    Position plates on all the GT3 GTE cars are only on, off. Stupid point is the AI still display them if your car dose not. No point to the option in that respect.
     
  5. fireballR18

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    Sure but the current LMP2 is too fast, when the Hypercars should be able to run approx. 3:30 during the race. There is no adjustment of the LMP2-class atm and the Senna is now killing the Orecas on track...perhaps the Senna is no Hypercar we will see next year in the endu championship.
     
  6. MarcG

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    The Slip Lights is a Feature yet to be added to the Sim, hence for the time being they mimic the Revs.
     
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  7. Brack Jabham

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    I asked David Brabham about the BT62 in game. He has someone else in charge of licensing, so he was not sure, however I believe it may be licensed to another platform
     
  8. TJones

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    A bit of mixed emotions after some first test laps yesterday. On the positive side good looking cars from the outside, thanks to PBR. Also very nice cockpit of the Senna. The sound's of both cars i would also place on the positive.

    Negative however, i found the pretty wide tire limit which doesn't seems to suit to those GTR/Hypercar models with race slicks. Something i could recognice for quite a while, more or less with different cars. Seems to be worsen with the, (very well balanced i have to admit) McLaren Senna, but also the AM with TC on 4, is very easy to powerslide out of Stowe (Silverstone). While i don't think following is realistic, but i really hope S397 would take a additional closer look on the tires.
    Still the limited dash functionallity, lack of active aero system for the Senna, doesn't suit well to a these days race car simulation.
    Keep in mind this is only a first impression after some twenty laps (for both cars) or so.
     
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  9. Bernd

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    That is limited due to the upgrades system and can be fixed/avoided by using the fixed upgrades functionality, because by default, the ai always uses the first option of each available upgrade.
     
  10. Travis

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    Very happy with the DLC despite a few minor issues.

    I cannot understand the angst over the pricing as most of us own hundreds or thousands worth of hardware!
     
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  11. Christopher Elliott

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    We use references that come direct from the manufacturer.
     
  12. D.Painter

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    I don't have the car though I would buy it if it wasn't for the fact that I have no interest in the Mclaren and Aren't prepared to pay 2 thirds the prize for one car.
    But there are enough screenshots around to see the difference.
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    The AM version.
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  13. Christopher Elliott

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    We don't use screenshots, we use references from the manufacturers. Period ;)
    Then please move on.
     
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  14. Vanisch

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    I have no idea why today is scolded again and again and everything is broken, just because it is not perfect enough.

    What made S397 from Rfactor 2, I think terrific.
    When I think about the chaos the Sim had in the beginning, Studio 397 did a fantastic job here.
    What is created to DLC, some of which are also free, I am thrilled that I have bought the Sim.
    I personally think the new pack class. I would be happy if the headlights in the spoiler from the AMV are made to shine ... that would be the cream cap!

    and when I think about how much money I spend on hobby in the sand, so the money is well spent here. The quality I think is great, synonymous why not every skin a photo is the same. Here, the good skin creators can certainly help and improve. This is community
    and enjoy the simulation.

    my 5 cent
     
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  15. Andregee

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    Just use the link, log into your Steam account and follow the next steps on the webpage. You don´t have to deal with the Steam client
     
  16. Paulus_NL

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    for the AM GTE, is there only the number 95 skin or also a 97 one? (to create a le mans grid ;) )
     
  17. Moritz Hengelhaupt

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    Great cars, love them!
    Just a few questions:
    Will DRS be added for the Senna?I‘d get why it won’t come but it’s weird having it on the dash then imo.
    And will we get more real live liveries for the Aston? I mean #97 and #98 shouldn’t be hard to get as they are the same team as #95. And the TF-Sports liveries looks fantastic as well. Much prefer real live liveries over the fictional as they are quite boring tbh
     
  18. Chris Lesperance

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    If you don't want any plates on, you would have to go to the Tuning Menu, turn it off and then hit the "Force Setup". That should force that upgrade to all the cars on that particular track. I haven't tested with that item specifically, but it works for Indycar when a track loads an incorrect package (Road Course kit at an oval track).
     
  19. txinas

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    Aston martin GTE 2019.



    Aston martin GTE 2018.




    Only one thing. Compare the cockpit and see the control panel. In the 2017 the botonbox in the interior are diferent and in the 2019 the wheel is diferent. So the car that studio put in steam is in my opinion the Gt3 car with GTE physic.
     
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  20. Jeremy Talbot

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    Does anyone else hear the "washing machine" sound that loops in the Senna? I think it's tied in with the wind effects, it's very annoying. Any ideas on how to fix it?
     

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