RFactor 2 Advanced Car Set up Guide

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  1. davidporeilly

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    Hi Fred,
    Thank you for your support.
    The changes from V1 to V1.1 are summarised in the OP
    copied here for your convenience.
    V1.1 added. Some corrections (such as Degna not Lesmo!), enhanced guidance on camber post "phase one" of the process, more info on differing brake disc sizes in the brake cooling section and grammar and spelling tidy ups. Thanks for the feed back.
    So its 98% the same.

    You can order a copy by semding me a PM.

    I am happy for you to review it on YT and to discuss the guide in general terms and quoting certain ideas/sections to support the review (like Simpit did I guess) . A full YT version is not permitted as there would be no need then to buy one!!

    Sincerely
    David
     
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    Just a quick thanks to the drivers who have purchased the guide.
    Over the nect few weeks we will be adding some new content.
     
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    In answer to frequent enquiries,
    Just to let you know the guide is still available through the same sales process, IE simply send €5 to my paypal and I will forward the guide. Ensure you provide an email.
    Also want to thank the many drivers whom have paid me the compliment of buying the guide.
    The response has far exceeded my modest expectations.
    David
     
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    Fellow drivers,
    Just to let you know that this guide is nearing the end of a substantial update to give it the benefit of lessons learned # in the intervening 2 years since its launch.
    My team has merged into ACR Zakspeed and we have collaborated on this later version.
    The update includes a freshen up and edit of some sections,
    A brand new section on "Finding Driver Performance"
    We have a new co author on board who is currently reading and working on the guide. I won't reveal who it is at this stage until he is happy to sign off on it. However in my view after the year he has had in 2017 there is nobody better qualified to do it.

    The guide will now run to about 70 pages.
    There a lot of video links to help you, (prob 20 hours or so but who's counting) to illustrate points and to take away the boredom of just reading my ramblings. Some are bespoke, some existing ones.
    The forum link below takes you to two of the videos we have created to support the guide.

    Pricing; The thorny issue of pricing must be addressed.
    • Firstly the old version is still available for sale and is still €5.
    • The New Guide will be launched @ €10 (or £8).
    • If you bought the old one you can get the updated one by simply paying the difference of €5.
    • If you were one of the amazing people who just out of the kindness of your heart paid me €25 or €30 for your copy of the original guide or paid for multiple copies for your team (instead of pirating) you get yours for free.
    • If you are a modder in this community who has created free of charge assets that we can all enjoy; be they cars, tracks or plugins then you get yours for free as well.
    • For everybody else, the investment in your knowledge and development is €10. (cheaper than 3 issues of motorsport or about the price of 2 coffees).
    Please can we avoid the massive debates about "everything should be free, it's a ripoff" etc. :) (If you want the entertainment it all happened 2 years ago earlier in this thread). If you deserve a free one (see list above) you get a free one. If not then we welcome and appreciate your patronage @€10 or alternately respect your consumer right to walk away.
    We expect to be in (virtual) print next week (week b4 Xmas).
    EDIT: It's looking more like Jan 10 now, my co authors are still studying the draft and I am still making the last couple of bespoke videos to support the guide.
    Sorry for the delay.


    To pre order/order you simply send the purchase price to my paypal
    davidporeilly@hotmail.com
    Ensure your email is quoted correctly.
    If you are one of the generous people listed above then just let me know the story or send me a receipt.

    Merry Xmas to all sim racers.
    David


    # 2 seasons in Formula SimRacing, Multiple endurance races including a win in the 2017 24 Hours of the Nordschliefe and the obtaining of a real world motor racing license.
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    Hi David,

    Any update on the ETA for the latest version? :)
     
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    (actually 75 pages)
    Hi,
    Yes, was on it today just doing a final polish and edit and incorporating a section from a contributor. At 34,000 words and 84 pages (actually 75 pages :oops:) even spelling and grammar checks take some time :)
    Expect to be done by the weekend.
    I also have two more videos to make which should be on time, but if not I can "go to print" anyway and add them to the channel when finished.
     
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    SimRacers Guide Cover Flattened.jpg
    Just a note to say that the guide is in print. Thank you very much to those people who have generously ordered the guide.
    Pre orders have been shipped. If you didn't get yours drop me an email (sometimes the email addresses get corrupted by paypal and I have to delete spaces).
     
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    I ordered myself a copy, too. I am sure that guide will help me iron out the last confusions with setup :)
     

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