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  1. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    A little update, the more I played the more I learned, the game gets much easier as you get gentler on the wheel and it also gets much better as your car improves. About midseason even starting with a midpack car (McClaren) I was usually winning pole and winning the race, sometimes very easily. So even though it starts out very frustrating due to lack of instructions, you will eventually get it figured out, and this post will help with those basics! I wish the real F1 2020 season would get started!!
  2. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    anyone know how to save your progress partway through practice time as you complete team goals?
  3. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    OK, I am going to try to type this out again, cutting and pasting my prior attempted post isn't working... bizarre... Great post and great advice Poppy, I was away on business trips and couldn't play for several weeks, but got a chance to play yesterday. I had advanced through all the practice sessions and team goals for Australia. I qualified 5th with the McClaren team. So yesterday I raced for awhile with multiple restarts and retries... feeling like I bullied my way into turn 1 at the start but never seemed to do too much damage or get penalized. Long story shortened, I actually finished in 4th in my first race! It was a PITA and i had all the assists on, but I felt accomplished. I have a Logitech GT Racing wheel and pedals on my desk. I few mistakes in game setup screwed me royally today, but better to learn my lesson now before I am deeply invested into the season. I let my wife play on the Dubai practice session 1 this morning just to prove to her how damn hard this is, even with all the assists on. Of course she was all over the track and finally crashed. As we were chatting about it, the damn game advanced and save that as practice session 1!! No going back!! I was so fricking ****** off... and worse yet, none of my prior saved games were in the system under Solo, Game lOADS... omg, so ******!! Where did all the game saves from my prior qualifying and race go??!!@ I assume it simply overwrote it!! Damn stupid if the DEVS didn't think about that?!!Really!! So anyway, I had to delete the season to that point as my Rookie-Veteran slider went way down and it would be easier to reset than deal with that. I went into settings and turned off AUTO SAVE. So my question is, how do you guys save your progress as you go? After I restarted the career I went into the car settings and selected some R&D updates, then advanced into practice session 1. I went into saved LOADouts and tadah, there is was AUTOSAVED!! ***? I hadn't saved anything yet and I turned off AutoSave.?? Alright, I am really confused.... and where can you randomly select save career? I can't seem to find that either... One final question is the settings on my wheel I customized a little bit, but what is the story with the clutch? Do you need a clutch button as my pedals are only brake and gas... can you just use the paddles to gear up and gear down when assists are off or do you need a clutch for that part? (I am keeping my fingers crossed that this post actually goes through this time)
  4. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    This forum mechanics is so frustrating... simple question where can you save your progress throughout your practice sessions, qualifying and racing?
  5. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    Bizarre... I can post a one or two liner, but my full post even completely retyped wont post... whats up with that? No embedded links or photos... no reason...
  6. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    Dang forum wont let me reply... but a test post does? ugh
  7. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    OMG the race is hard... you need to be perfect for 15 laps?!! Dang... Well I got all of the team goals done by practice 2, so I just simulated 3. Then I got a lucky run and my qualify lap put me into 6th with the McClaren... happy with that... But dang 15 perfect laps?!! Im not a professional racing driver, the races are too damn long... suggestions so far?
  8. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    That one is great, I went with McClaren just to see how it goes, selected my first upgrade which was overall durability... looks like I can only do one upgrade at a time... how low do they take? Now to see if someone has already gone through the pain of finding the best McClaren upgrade route....
  9. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    Drive to survive is totally what got me hooked on F1!!!
  10. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    Andrew, where do I find the specifics on my equipment wear?
  11. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    What a great post! So helpful. so far I had figured out about half of the things you discussed. After a restart a few days ago I got through my first practice with 3 goals achieved, the track acclimatization - the tires- and the fuel. 2 practices to get the rest figured out. Your info on the upgrades is super helpful as I had no clue and probably would have made the same mistakes. My restart was with a mid pack team, McClaren, we will see how it goes. Thanks so much for helping explain the engine gearbox stuff. I’m a total F1 (real) fan and I’ve learned all those rules, good to know they apply to the sim as well! awesome help!!!
  12. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    well that was part of it, once I got DRS working it added a ton of points to my practice... got through the first 3 missions for the team in practice session 1. The ERS seems a bit confusing on how/when to use it... going to have to watch some you tube on it...
  13. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    Thanks Striker, I think I figured out the colors/numbers, that was in the practice session while I was doing the track Familiarization. The Red is when I miss gates, the green is good in the gates and the purple is great in the gates, the numbers correspond to the gates. I cannot find the mapping options for my wheel anywhere.... is it somewhere in setup? I guess I just dont understand how I failed on the fam, when it said I accomplished the goals after lap 2 of hitting the gates... maybe its because I never used DRS because I can't find the activation key for it on my wheel...
  14. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    Yep, this game makes no sense, it so definitely not intuitive at all. First practice session, on lap 2 I get the message that I achieved objective (hitting all the gates at speed). Then when going to garage it says that track fam is a fail?!! Such a stupid system with no where to go for explanations. Come on, surely somebody on these forums has some answers... jeez...
  15. F15DOC

    Frustrated New Player F1 2019

    I found one answer... TIME TRIAL MODE... that is the place to just practice with your setup and to learn a track. How do you activate DRS? It doesn't appear to be automatic.
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