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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:17 
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I should really get my Twitch stream up and running properly.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 16:29 
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Looks like the team I race with won't be taking part in the 24 Heures du Mans this year. iRacing is very close to releasing two new cars: the Ford GT GTE that won Le Mans last year, plus the Ferrari 488 GTE. They're still not sure whether they will get them out in time for the race, but if they do then they will replace the old GT1 cars (Corvette and DBR9). We were planning on running the Corvette and have been practicing in this car for a while now.

From what I understand the manufacturers are putting them under pressure to get them out for the race, despite the fact it'll mean teams will only have a few days to get used to them. So we've decided to skip it and start preparing for 6 Hours of the Glen instead. :(


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 16:32 
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There's a few weeks yet - can you not use a different car that will be in the race?

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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 16:47 
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There's a few weeks yet - can you not use a different car that will be in the race?

The iRacing version of the event is always a week before so it doesn't clash with the real life event. So it's just over a week away. And we still haven't found out whether the new cars will be ready or not.

We could in theory drive one of the new cars (or the HPD LMP2) but we don't feel comfortable doing so considering they haven't even been released yet. And the HPD is not fun to drive.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:40 
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Myp! I'm currently twitching over getting this for my PS4 (and then maybe a psvr later in the year, mostly for Dirty Rally):

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing- ... 3-pdt.html

Seems like a pretty good deal. Are they any good?


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:43 
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Dirty Rally

*giggles*

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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:48 
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The G29 is absolutely fine as an entry level wheel. I have its predecessor the G27, even though I have uprated pedals, shifter and have custom rims now. But as a wheel you can't go wrong for that price. You need to spend twice that to get anything significantly better.

The H pattern shifter is a fucking baby's toy though. Also I'd be tempted to get a load cell mod for the brake pedal. http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/r ... ll.110616/


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:52 
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The G29 is absolutely fine as an entry level wheel. I have its predecessor the G27, even though I have uprated pedals, shifter and have custom rims now. But as a wheel you can't go wrong for that price. You need to spend twice that to get anything significantly better.

The H pattern shifter is a fucking baby's toy though. Also I'd be tempted to get a load cell mod for the brake pedal. http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/r ... ll.110616/

That bundle deal is weird. You basically get the shifter for free.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:53 
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The H pattern shifter is a fucking baby's toy though.
I'd seen that you can mod it to use as a sequential shifter though, it would be alright for that I assume? It's just that paddles aren't really ideal for rallying.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:57 
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I'd love a proper racing setup. I had a really basic Logitech wheel back in the Colin McRae 1 days and it was a lot of fun.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:01 
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Yeah I had the wheel with the 360 and it's so much more fun than using a pad.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:02 
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It wasn't a logitech, it was a Thrustmaster!

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/pc-racing ... 72-20.html

Man, it was plasticy and creaky and boy did I love it.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:30 
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markg wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
The H pattern shifter is a fucking baby's toy though.
I'd seen that you can mod it to use as a sequential shifter though, it would be alright for that I assume? It's just that paddles aren't really ideal for rallying.

No, I agree. You might find it's fine tbh. You just have to be gentle with it and I love the satisfaction of slamming gears into place. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:32 
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DavPaz wrote:
It wasn't a logitech, it was a Thrustmaster!

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/pc-racing ... 72-20.html

Man, it was plasticy and creaky and boy did I love it.

Thrustmaster probably do the best non-direct drive wheels out there today. I know plenty of people with T300s and T500s and they swear by them.

I'm holding out for one of these though:

https://sim-pli.city/collections/all/pr ... k-dispatch


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 21:01 
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Got it!

And also got my horseless carriage racing simulation cockpit sorted.

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I am going to make something better but I was dying for a go so this will have to do for now. It's pretty weird driving a racing game with a clutch pedal and gears, though. I keep on stamping on the clutch to try and slow down but it's starting to come together after a few goes.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 21:04 
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Don't forget a lot of racing cars have a dogbox, so depending on which car you're driving you may only actually need the clutch to get going. You can just lift the gas on the upshift (unless it has a throttle cut and then you don't even need to do that) and blip the downshifts.

Also I've seen worse sim rigs. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 21:49 
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Yeah this is an e30 bmw rally car, it doesn't seem to let you change gear without using the clutch, just stays in neutral. Although I think you can change that in the options there's about four different options between automatic and manual with clutch.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:41 
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So, the GTE cars are both being released tomorrow. We've decided to go for it. Racing the Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. On Saturday. Eek!


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:47 
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That reminds me, can you send me the link to that steering wheel please dude?

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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:52 
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That reminds me, can you send me the link to that steering wheel please dude?

It's this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Steering-Whee ... SwLEtYj3Fb

Obviously I bought it for sim purposes so I'm not sure how good it'll be on a real car. Maybe look for some reviews.

The official MOMO one is £200. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOMO-MOD-30-3 ... Sws5pZG5Ez


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:14 
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We will be streaming the entire iRacing 24 Heures du Mans here for your viewing pleasure ;)

https://www.twitch.tv/html_online_racin ... 00ca8?sr=i

Race starts around 3pm.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 14:28 
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I'll be running the first couple of stints!


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 17:15 
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Whew, that was interesting. Slippery track, bonkers HPD drivers, some serious tyre wear by the end. But she's in one piece and we've gone up from P28 to P19 since I've been in the car. :attitude:


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 18:55 
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My teammate Daryl showing me how to drive - he's up to 14th just as I'm about to step back into the car.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 19:32 
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I had a look for a bit but had no idea which one was you.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 19:50 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 19:50 
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I had a look for a bit but had no idea which one was you.

The yellow one, I figured.

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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 20:14 
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"That car is a lap down"
"the leader is pitting!"


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 22:31 
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markg wrote:
I had a look for a bit but had no idea which one was you.

The yellow one.


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 Post subject: Re: iRacing
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 22:34 
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P13 after 7.5 hours. I've driven or spotted for the whole time so far. Might get to have a kip in a bit :D


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