official tracks ( laser scanned)cost poll

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Adrianstealth, May 21, 2017.

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I'd happily pay per track

Poll closed Feb 15, 2020.
  1. 20 £/euro each

    9 vote(s)
    4.8%
  2. 15 £/euro each

    12 vote(s)
    6.5%
  3. 10 £/euro each

    37 vote(s)
    19.9%
  4. 7.50 £/euro each

    21 vote(s)
    11.3%
  5. 5 £/euro each

    52 vote(s)
    28.0%
  6. 3 £/euro each

    21 vote(s)
    11.3%
  7. I wouldn't consider paying

    22 vote(s)
    11.8%
  8. variable depending on track

    75 vote(s)
    40.3%
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  1. vegaguy5555

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    Ya!! Its virtually real!:p
     
  2. vegaguy5555

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    What is real? We're just bits and pieces of information floating around the universe in this wonderful three dimensional reality of elections. And we can even see some of them when they're in the right wave length away from a conductor.

    And what does light amplified by simulating its admittance of radiation know about bumps in the road anyway?

    The internet! What a great thing!:p
     
  3. Obbzy_XR_

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    It was a question, hence the question mark...
    I just wanted some clarification as to the direction of Official content.
    Will all new tracks/mods be payware DLC, or will S397 also be issuing free
    content, as they do ATM?
     
  4. davehenrie

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    I've always thought we should contact Universities with Survey Schools. We could get the students to learn how to use LIDAR by having them volunteer to scan what-ever track is nearby. Then, those scans could be shared with anyone who had an itch to build a track.
     
  5. patchedupdemon

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    Pls don't tell me you urinate in your chair when doing endurance races,like some do on iracing
     
  6. Filip

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    I dont care if its real or fantasy track. Lasers or no lasers.
    If its interesting and well done thats what is important to me.
    For instance Toban.

    But I will certainly buy official DLCs.
    Except oval stuff.
     
  7. SPASKIS

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    Lasers are nor about simulating but for STIMULATING ;)
     
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  8. Adrianstealth

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    I personally never use fantasy tracks

    Good non lasered ones & lasered tracks are my preference

    Once I get use to a lasered track moving to a non lasered version is intolerable , except the really well built good quality ones like the official rfactor2's lime rock , Silverstone , Indianapolis

    I can't even bear to even try non lasered Nords

    I'm more than happy to pay for official tracks
     
  9. Moe Faster

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    Laser Scanning does NOT stop a track from changing from day-to-day usage & weathering, not to mention intentional repairs & modifications. the data for the AC laser scanned version of Brands Hatch for instance is approaching (more than likely over) 2 years old.
    just sayin'
     
  10. Alex72

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    Laser scanned oval seems over the top. Put a flat mesh in. Connect it at the ends. Put some camber on the corners. Put some stands and some huts around it. Done! :D
     
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  11. Seven Smiles

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    What is the connection between elevation changes and laser scanning? There is other data that has been used for years to give the elevation. LIDAR gives accuracy at the micro level but I doubt anyone would notice much difference at the macro level. I've driven a number of real tracks like Anglesey, Brands, Cadwell, Oulton that I know from (good quality non-LIDAR) sim tracks and have never thought "Ooh! That hill is steeper than I was expecting".
    <<< Me at Cadwell :D
     
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  12. Filip

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    I believe AMS has laser scanned Oulton?
    I can see difference between AMS and RF2 (mod) version.
    Oulton in AMS has more pronounced elevations, especially that last turn.
    Not that I care much.
     
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    I think that if a game wants to be considered a "simulator" of real life, nowadays laser scanned tracks are a must have. I love the laser scanned Sebring, it made me realize that "old" models are not enough if one wants fidelity.
    How much I'd spend on them? It depends... Obviously I don't need every track to be laser scanned to enjoy racing on them, so I'd mostly buy the ones that I'm interested into.
     
  14. t0p5ecret

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    What have you seen that would in any way indicate this?
     
  15. t0p5ecret

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    I'd definitely pay for good laser scanned content, but I enjoy Botniaring more than Sebring so go figure...
     
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    As long as it's well made, not fussed.

    Assetto Corsa's Zandvoort is proof that a track doesn't need to be laser to be 'good'
     
  17. Stevy

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    or ISI's Suzuka
     
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    That too, I've turned so many laps there I can drive it with my eyes shut.

    I still laugh at the AC Zandvoort thing. Everyone was raving about it, then they found out it wasn't laser scanned and they quickly changed their tune.
     
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  19. Hocician

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    it dont need to be laser scanned but it is better if it is laser scanned and for tracks like sebring it is (in my oppinion) important to have it laser scanned because of the special track bumps and so on ... when i can get laser scanned tracks i take them and i pay the Money with a smile... ... but yeah, for sure there are a lot of tracks who are great without laser scanning...
     
  20. John R Denman

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    One of the weaknesses of laser scanned tracks comes from the pavement undulations that aren't accurately modeled. Sebring is a great example. Most of the height mismatches between concrete segments have broken edges that aren't in the models. As a result the bumps are significantly amplified.
     

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