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    Leaderboard: Controller/Steering wheel

    Me too! Of course a wheel is far easier to play with and much more fun but it seems CM made up for this by boosting the pad somehow. I don't know how but I'm sure a few people here do!
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    Leaderboard: Controller/Steering wheel

    Actually youd be surprised! All the wheel users are currently angry because at launch they were fairly equal to pad users but after several patches pad users now have up to 1 sec advantage every lap and they can't even compete any more together online so don't be surprised if the best TT times are from controller users!
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    F1 2020 - Things to make the game better

    We're probably going to get the same game except with updated drivers and cars. There will now be a full f2 season to compete in and a new MP mode which everyone will talk excitedly about before release but complain about after. Then it's some more MT and a couple of patches for 3 months then off to 2021. Full helmet and suit customizations will be on the major feature list. You may also be able to pick your teammate however you start career and coop mp championships might sneak back into the game with a different name, plus the leagues will have a few extra options nobody asked for. Kinda depressing ain't it?
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    Leaderboard: Controller/Steering wheel

    Don't forget to ask for separate leader boards for each car too! So there would be a purpose for Williams fans to do TT for example!
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    F1 2020 - Things to make the game better

    Yes some great ideas here but they pretty well describe an entirely new game built from ground up (I hate that overused expression BTW!). No company with an annual release game is going to take any risks with their next game as long as sales have been good for the previous iterations. With regard to fixing long term issues it's a software reality that if you fix 1 bug 2 smaller ones will appear after. Once the overall balance and playability is acceptable (yes the bar is set that low) then its cut and paste with new gimmicks for each 'new' game. It's NOT a CM problem exclusively, it's the same with any recurring annual license release. A new studio may well take risks with a lot of major changes but that's just not gonna happen here. Modding I believe is the way forward for the minority of us that want a better game but the majority are always going to be happy as long as the new game looks close to what they see on TV. Every assist under the sun : CHECK T-CAM : CHECK Driver names :CHECK Accurate PEGI 3 liveries : CHECK TV Music :CHECK etc etc you get my point sadly. Still great to see all the new ideas, someone somewhere out there will read them and take heed I hope.
  6. Providing as much info as possible is not required because the devs don't trust a bug happens, it's because they want to find the code that produces the error to possibly fix it. Screen shots and videos help the devs immensely as well. It might be a pain for a customer who has had their game compromised by a bug to spend some time giving all the extra detail, but it's the customers who take the time to create forum accounts and report issues who really help the devs the most to fix them. Making a negative YouTube video is one thing, making a detailed report here is another. Give them as much info as possible to help them do their jobs. If they ignore it then that's something to complain about but we can feel pride at least by being positive in a 'crisis' and jointly making an effort to improve our favorite racing series' only official game! Personally I welcome ANY input from CM on these forums, it shows they read them and are responding in the way we want them to, especially as asking for more info definitely means they take a problem seriously.
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    How to change/rename player name

    Now THAT'S some first class customer support! Detailed and fast, thought it would be fair to praise that after all the negative comments in the forum about support and feedback.
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    Suggestion, restrict cockpit view

    Yes requested many times without response already, but no harm in being the squeaky wheel to keep this issue on the front page! T-cam view = Mario kart view. Cockpit = Racer view F1 already has a Mario type game, can't recall the title right now, it doesn't need another!
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    Enough is enough CM

    Glad to hear you happy with pcars 2. My game of choice right now maybe I will see y'all on track sometime!
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    Enough is enough CM

    @senna94f1 I presume you can't go back to using 2018? It seems drastic I know but CM bowed to the masses pad brigade and flash YouTube brigade with the latest patches and that's where their main customer base ($$$) lies. I completely sympathize with you but believe only boycotting the gsme entirely by serious users will make a dent in the patch policy. There are a lot of casual users who play the game only because it is supposed to be realistic who don't care at all about playability (they can just turn all assists on anyway). These people might turn away from 2019 if serious league organizers like yourself started rolling back to 2018, especially if it's on esports or live streaming with commentary such as on Twitch /YouTube. The forums here are for a tiny minority of us who strive for excellence and don't affect major dev plans at all I believe.
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    Racestart with PS4 Controller

    Are you using manual starts? Just asking because I believe assisted starts make it easier. Not realistic but easier. Just a thought! Sadly the ai are robotic and never ever make anything other than a perfect start every time so you need to be perfect yourself just to keep up with them every time. Not your fault, it's the game.
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    MicroProse back in business

    I think he's about my age, mid fifties, so maybe won't enjoy 24/coding anymore but I'm sure any other dev role would be suitable! https://www.retrogamer.net/profiles/developer/geoff-crammond/
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    Fix Suzuka Bump PLS

    Why on earth would I waste my time watching tcam footage? Ugh times a million!
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    Fix Suzuka Bump PLS

    If you turn off traction control assist you won't use 1st gear either. It's spin city otherwise!
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    "If you build it they will come". Nothing much was built and only a few came... Then most left for elsewhere.
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    FFB- T300 and Various Wheels

    Totally sympathize with OP, if a patch makes a game no longer work as it used to there should be an option to either refund or roll back to earlier patch (and be locked to offline use only of course). If you had a car and the auto manufacturers sent out mechanics to regularly sneak into your garage or driveway to fix or change parts people would it like it but would put up with it in time as long as their car was improved for free. If however one morning you went to drive it and the windscreen washer fluid wouldn't squirt it would be very annoying. Especially if the car company said tough, car is still drivable you just need clean windscreen yourself. Not great example but software companies have been sticking it to the gamer for years now, only action possible is class action suit which 99% of time nobody bothers with especially with an annual game that will be replaced anyway next year. Other option is never buy a game on release, wait for GOTY edition or at least 6 months until it is fairly stable. Except.... The annual game will always suck people in on release who want to be playing the latest thing asap regardless of quality. We only have ourselves to blame people! A disk game could of course be reinstalled with internet disconnected and played offline without game wrecking patches... But then we can't show off to people we have it! Catch 22....
  17. Hey good video but if you want something to be done probably best if you describe the problem in the thread itself, preferably title if you can edit it. There are so many random thread titles just saying bug or issue Codies might not even bother reading them. As I'm already here I will say issue seems to be : Online (no idea what kind of race ranked or unranked etc) full grid most cars stuck after lights out except several allowed to race normally. Problem may or may not last the whole race. You could fill in the missing details maybe?
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    New View, New Challenges, and New Enthusiasm

    Talking about 24hr Le Mans... Iracing has 24 hour races which actually run full length. Driver swaps are involved of course which makes it possible. Lando Norris ran a 24hr Twitch stream last week as both he and Max Verstappen were racing for different teams in the same race. Highlight was Max braking his ridiculously expensive brake pedal during his stint to much mirth from Lando... Multiple memes followed.... Yes of course they were using cockpit cam too.
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    New View, New Challenges, and New Enthusiasm

    @Marty_K_. Your methods mirror mine exactly. It was like I was reading my own post! Crucial part is yes I also lowered ai from 70 to 50 when I first turned off all assists. Then after first season I was back up to 70. After 2nd season I was up to 80. It's not that its actually easier to go faster without assists but that you have to learn how to driver better as well as know every turn and bump in more detail. Once you can't have brake and throttle just full on or full off anymore or throw the car around like a Mario kart it opens up a whole new world of detail. It really is like playing a different game and an exciting experience with depth, learning and improvement to look forward to. When I used assists I couldn't do more than 25% length races as it just got too boring. Once I made the switch I went straight to full length as it gave me more time to practice plus make up for mistakes. I never would have imagined I could have driven for nearly 2 hours in a game before and been riveted to the screen so fully immersed before. Welcome to the real experience!
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    AI in the wet - all circuits

    This may or may not be relevant but bear with me. Assuming I know how ai are programed in rackng games, it's not the ai themselves that are actually slower but the lines they are told to take by the programmers for each track. After playing many seasons in the previous 2 games and watching hotlaps by pro drivers I have my best lines ready for each race by now. The ai does NOT drive the same lines the pros use at each track for sure. A way of checking this is I believe the track acclimatization practice sessions use the ai lines to set up the gates for you to pass. This is so far off the best lines especially for example China turn 1 that I just can't make the gates without spinning off. The ai follows those lines for sure. Anyway my point is that you can't just adjust the ai to go faster at a certain track without either 1) programming better lines manually or 2) speeding the cars up or slowing them down with power settings. 2 is obviously unacceptable but a workaround. If the ai is too fast all you can do is learn their lines. If they are still faster then they actually have more powerful cars with better brakes and /or more ERS available. So the only way to make the ai level at every track (doesn't happen in real life as different cars suit different circuits) would be to make the ai car perform identical to the player car (huge cpu usage) and also have the best racing lines dialed in for each track. I think it is impossible for codemasters to do the above with current available console power. Only by fake lap time matching with different power settings is available to them. If a dev reads this and thinks I'm talking total b****x please let me know. It's not an easy task I know!
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    Is Time Trial Redundant?

    Time trial is basically practice mode to learn the tracks but nothing else as cars handle so different and crucially there is no tire wear. So you can use ridiculously stupid setups that would destroy your tires in no time in Career or online. Although he's fast anyway without using track exploits I used a TRL limitless hot lap setup in Career once. I could not get out of the red in the tire management session. Was impossible to use.
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    Anyone else despise Monaco?

    Actually these days whenever I see Monaco I think yay all new car parts. Cos. I'm gonna qualify last anyway so may as well switch out every single part for new. Last race I did there game said I had over grid penalty of over 60 I think. Still started same place... Last! My new car actually gave me a noticeable speed advantage so over the full race distance I actually made it up to 7th! With a gazillion flashbacks or course! Without flashbacks....... That should be a YouTube challenge!
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    Anyone else despise Monaco?

    I actually feel way better now I know I'm not the worst Monaco driver in the world. I can beat the ai on level 30 at Monaco!! You're right about the steering in older games. Not much point in having all this extra so called realism if the cars don't go where you want them to!
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    Anyone else despise Monaco?

    I've always been poor at it in F1 games. Have to half the ai level just to keep up. It's just me though as watched a streamer and he was just as competitive there. Funny you mention pcars I did an online race in Ginetta Juniors there couple nights ago and came 2nd not one wall scrape. All that high speed crashing in F1 games had given me an edge over the other drivers I guess in track limits!
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    Simulate practice sessions (Resource Points)

    Just create new driver and test it out! You could simulate pretty much the whole year except qualifying and just upgrade your car ready for 2nd season. But as someone who HAS upgraded his McLaren fully in the last 2 games I really recommend you do NOT do that and just simulate the practice sessions if you don't enjoy them much. Trust me on this!