goon

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  1. I fitted one to my G25 Pedals years ago, and after 30 minutes adjustment to it knew I would never go back to potentiometer brakes. It's not perfectly identical to my car, but it's near enough that it feels natural. Makes dealing with lock ups easier (you 'get off' the brakes instantly, rather than waiting for the pedal to travel full distance. Trail braking in to the apex is way easier, as is easing off just a little to let the car run if you've braked too early. Like I say, I wouldn't want to drive without a load cell brake now - I consider it essential. Ricmotech were great when I had a couple of questions.
  2. I turned on the separate shifter option and drove little bit in the H shifter. Worked perfectly. When I turned it off the paddles were working correctly.
  3. Hi All. I have a problem with gear shifting in the Mazda 787 and Audi Quatro S1 (and perhaps others). I'm using a Thrustmaster T300 with the Ferrari F1 rim, G25 pedals plugged in to it. The paddle shifters won't select gears in the two mentioned cars, but are fine in others I've tested. When applying throttle the engine speeds up, and you can see the gear selecter in the cockpit move without pressing a paddle. I've tried changing auto clutch, inverting the clutch axis, and reassigning the buttons, but I simply can't drive these cars. Any ideas?
  4. Calendar looks good - I'll have to drop Malaysia. Looking forward to it.
  5. I'm very interested. I know I can't make 16th (at Silverstone for WEC) but the others should be fine. Looking forward to seeing which tracks get picked. I think with the 'discussion' about prototypes lapping GTs it's important to consider a nice 'open' layout.
  6. I agree, race start time, duration, and format were perfect for me. I haven't been motivated enough to enter a series for ages and really enjoyed this one. As an inveterate midfielder my emphasis is on finishing cleanly rather than quickly, and picking up any 'crumbs' from just being there at the finish. The multi-class format made this a fun challenge. (And one of the reasons I got so cross with myself in the early races, but seriously pleased with my run at Silverstone.) I hope we can run something similar again soon. Sad to miss the last race, but I knew this when I signed up. (Oh, and I loved watching @Troy_Uyan's video reviews after the races to see what everyone else had been up to.)
  7. I agree it's not the fault of the mod. I have spent many, many hours watching LMP-2s race both at tracks and on TV, and the Enduracers' P2s match exactly how I imagine these cars must drive. I've driven nothing but Enduracers Ligier in rF2 since I signed up for the season, and had hardly touched rF2 since I bought it on release. This mod saved rF2 for me, and I really wish I could make Sao Paulo, it's been so much fun. (I knew I couldn't make Spa when I signed up.)
  8. Hi Rinus, I am using bezel correction, yes. I'll have a look at using rFactor2 without - thanks for the info.
  9. Brilliant video yet again Troy - I'm sending all these to my friends who drive pCars in an attempt to get some interest in rF2, and forming a team. (So glad you didn't catch any of my 'moments' in the race!) Gareth
  10. I really enjoyed this, despite some really stupid mistakes - again. Luckily noone else was involved this time. I did loads of testing running up to it, knowing that I was a good way off the pace and that a good result would depend on error free running. I completed a race distance on the server prior to the race with only minor mistakes. The race would be different! I ran medium tyres, intending to double stint them. On my in lap at the end of the first stint I got wide at the exit of Porsche Curves and sustained heavy damage against the tyre wall. I made it in to the pits, and repaired the damage and took new tyres. Well over 70 seconds lost. If I remember rightly I then ran until the end of the second stint, before calling for fuel only. Then the rain began to fall, and I had to pit for wets. The speed limiter did not engage (my wheel misses the odd button press now and then) and I got pinged for speeding, and given a stop / go. Conditions in the wet were awful, and I had another off at the exit of the Porsche Curves, luckily with not much damage. After that I resolved that I was going to finish in one piece, and dropped my pace considerably. Once again I ran low on fuel and had to splash and dash to ensure I could complete the last lap. (I really must work on this aspect of my strategy!) All in all I am happy to finish 5th (or finish at all, in fact) but disappointed I can't stop making driving errors and strategy mistakes. I'm really enjoying this series. Since the start I've only driven the Ligier in rF2, and have learnt an enormous amount because of this consistency. Looking forward to Silverstone! Gareth
  11. Makes sense, cheers guys.
  12. Hi All, I'm thinking of an upgrade, I have up to £200 to spend I guess. I currently have this system: AMD FX8350, Gigabyte 970A AM3+, 16Gb DDR3, 4Gb GeForce GTX 970. I use the system mostly for racing sims, and run a triple monitor setup at 5276 X 1050. My hardware knowledge is out of date, so I'm wondering what people would change with about £200 to spend? Thanks for any help, Gareth
  13. Cool, thanks Coutie.
  14. Hi all, Is it possible to modify the position of the pit icon or FPS counter? On my rtiple screen they sit right behind the bezels and although visible, are unclear. Thanks for any help, Gareth
  15. Absolutely spectacular track for GT cars, and the 12 hour is a real treat. Very high up my list of tracks I must get to. Looking forward to it!