POTATO (Pickup & Play public server)

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  1. Paul McC

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    Have closed down my server as i think everyone knows about the Official S397 one now and everyone is on it, no one will use mine today so no point in running it. This is great there are like 25 people racing including Marcel!
     
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  2. Karsten Hvidberg

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    Gave it a spin & you're absolutely right, those banks are just a fantastic change to the track! Nice!
    Also, I know you LOVE the m23, but I think it would add some spice to change between different car/track combos that work well. When you discover a new variation it is always an eye opener, so something a little out of the way for each.

    Just an idea. Use it or skip it. I appreciate your effort hugely and I am sure so do the others as well as s397!

    Thanks again!
     
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  3. Paul McC

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    Server is up for a little while, testing Tatuus F4, can't use new Zandvoort just yet, still a few bugs to iron out with open wheelers
     
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  4. Paul McC

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    Server is down now
     
  5. Comante

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    Tatuus are a good choice, I'm sure we will have fun.
     
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  6. Jimmi Allison

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    I wouldn't same flamed, but you posted this in several discord channels. Among the ones saying this i agree. Its like posting this thread in 3-4 different sub forums, no need for it and no need to repeat it. Like i said once you post this in raceplace on discord it stays there.

    We have had A LOT of open servers and basically if you searched for it, you´ve seen 3 different servers just this last week with content and pick up races. And yesterday afaik were 30 some drivers going at it on Zandvoort and no not with 1 single AI.
    Its not like we have not thought about it. Look back on the last few weeks, we have had plenty of races going on. No its not random stuff on random tracks with random content. Anyone are free to do this, and like i said its a good idea for those who wants that - go nuts Paul. ;)
     
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  7. Paul McC

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    I am, always have been! o_O

    Cheers!;)
     
  8. Paul McC

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    Meant to include some pics of the petrol heads around this area for you in that last post Jimmi. Here you go, local well off business man in our village run's a car enthusiasts meet at his animal feeds premises every year, just a few picks from last years:
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  9. Paul McC

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    Ok folks Happy Mondays! (band from the 90's) SERVER IS NOW UP! SAME NAME AS ALWAYS! search for:

    S397. 3 AI MAX! LETS RACE!

    Well, what a weekend, amazing things happened! Had busiest day ever on the server on Saturday a good 9 or ten cars on track all throughout the day, had much fun racing the little M23 Beastie's! Then Sunday, what a surprise! S397 only go and release a new 2020 version of Zandvoort and put up a public server for testing it out! So i decided to run my server for a bit but not all day, just to give me old potato a break, and go try out their server, there were quite a few times I joined and was racing against around 25 drivers! It was RF2 heavan! That server is still up today, just have a look for :

    S397 OPEN Zandvoort 2020

    They are racing Renault Meganes.

    And finally I was contacted by a very kind person who has been following this thread. They offered to give me most of the bits of their old computer (free of charge!) to build a new server PC with, as they know this one has its issues, so once i manage to source all the other bits, I may be running a dedicated machine! possibly with two different servers running, one for standard content one for DLC etc. Woo hoo! Hats off to this person (you know who you are;)), what a legend!

    Spent last night swapping between that and testing out my server with a new car track combo. I have added the New Zandvoort to the server but found that unfortunatly we can't use it with the car im choosing as there is a bug which im sure is being worked on, so for the moment we'll stick with old Zandvoort, and look forward to the full release of the 2020 version soon.

    I have changed the weather, its still scripted so that the sky and things vary but there should be no rain (im sad about that) as folks don't seem to like the rain. Also most popular tracks seem to be Silverstone, Lime Rock & Zandvoort so that is the track rotation.

    Car is Tatuus F4. Lower power than the M23 we were using which was fecking awsome! But i think we all need a break from the insanity!
    With the Tatuus it seems to have a bit of oversteer under braking, so adjust brake bias accordinly if you need to.

    Sessions are now 10mins practice, 5mins quali, No warmup & 10mins race. Ive included practice to get the realroad user autosave function working (did not seem to with just quali & race), so hopefully the track should change throughout the day, I'll keep an eye on it.

    Have also got an idea for another car track combo which i spent mucking about with offline till 3am last night, its totally different, and gorgeous! More on that later.

    Anyway, servers galore! Check out the raceplace section on the RF2 Discord channel that Jimmi mentioned aswell, there's a section of it called 'raceplace' only got wind of this the other day, seems alot of sheduled stuff going on there worth checking out!

    Enjoy!
     
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    I don't know much but one thing I'm absolutely, positively and confidently sure of is the rims on the old Dodge in the first pic must be photo-shopped. ;)
    That owner should be chromed himself for such an awful choice of rims
     
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  11. Paul McC

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    "May I ask, is it possible to run serveral servers from one PC, ive never tried it? Also can you run multiple servers accross multiple PC's with one copy of Rfactor?"

    Just found the anwer to my question EULA – Studio-397 - Mozilla Firefox 04_05_2020 15_55_57.png
     
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    Yeah they're a stark contrast to the rest of the vehicle!
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    New car on track mate, Tatuus, after that I've got another combo which is completely the other end of the spectrum!
     
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    Oh P.S. seeing as its quite a bit slower than the M23 Ive used the short layouts of the tracks apart from Lime Rock which tsays the same as its a short track anyhow. :)
     
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    Ha, shouldn't have stayed up so late last night, first race of the day with a bunch of players and o stack it on the first lap, how embarrassing!:oops:
     
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    And then there are those of us with 3 lifetime rF2 licenses from ISI. Technically by US law those licences can only be dismissed as a bankruptcy proceeding from the original grantor, ISI. Given the quality and content that S397 has produced I am more than happy to dismiss those lifetime grants myself, in fact I may consider buying another download just to put a tip in the till.

    And thanks again for running a multiplayer session, its a the right thing to do at the right time.
     
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  19. Karsten Hvidberg

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    Many open servers really?
    I'm one of many fans of the game and I had no idea, so I'm afraid that even more normal users simply would never know?

    Can you somehow put them somewhere at the top as "official" in either the multiplayer list or even better on your main web page with mention of track/car combo?
    It would help MANY people I am sure..

    My experience on multiplayer earlier has been visit multiplayer thi g, click on somethi g that sou ds good and see it fail on some weird content... My first ever real experience onli e rf2 has happened because of Paul's effort, I have to say, so a big shout out to him again!
     
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    Had a great time with the F4, such a fun car to drive, next time the almighty skippy!
     
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