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  1. I picked up Project Cars for the PC yesterday and WOW!  Nothing out there even comes close!  Asetto Corso's graphics, despite all the hype, are terrible!  Looks like they used totally different contrast and shade values for their cars that are different from the track environments.  Totally screws up its immersive value. F1 will again look great I'm sure, and I will buy it.  But only because it provides all the new cars, drivers, and tracks for the entire season. As for rFactor2...it's already losing me.  It feels, looks, and plays like a game despite all it "sim"
  2. I'm still just an old hippie living in the emotionally bankrupte, morally corrupt, and intellectually stunted land of my late Mother's family...Schuylkill County, Pa., USA, nestled within the coal mines and landfills of the Appalachians.  They drink badly brewed beer and watch Nascar here!
  3. Vpice control on Win 7 Pro 54 isn't a problem.  I believe it can be handled natively but I use a 3rd party app myself.  I'm talking about voice interaction as is being provided in the XBox One and PS4 versions.  It might still be possible as your voiced questions and comments are still just handling events.  But Codemasters shouldn't have any trouble at all.  Maybe is some legal nonsense with Microsoft/Direct X versions, etc. 
  4. I realize Kinect is all the rage...I have an FBone too...but I race on my PC!  PLEASE tell me this great addition to the F1 feature set will be useable on the PC via headphones and mic?
  5. As I've literally spent hours checking out various league web sites, announcements, rules, etc., along with Forum entries from old and new members alike without yet finding one that sounds as if I might enjoy a membership myself, I have decided to try a slightly different approach by asking those leagues which offer what I want to contact me! I'm an "old Hippie", age 59, an artist and programmer  with a disability that prevents me from handling the perferred Wheel/pedal arraingement, opting instead, at least until I find a Wheel that I can afford and customize it in much the same way I've
  6. I agree wholeheartily!  We didn't make these comparisons to offer a better choice, but to verify each game's traits and validate differences we already felt subjectively.  This allows ME to make a better choice by qualifying my own reasoning with hard, repeatable facts!  And these facts tell ME and allows me to explain to others why I'd rather race in one or the other.  If all I wanted was the most realistic physics rFactor2 would be my first choice.  But I want something more than that.  I want fun, satisfaction, a feeling of accomplishment, visual excitement, an
  7. Seems to me the best all around solution is to setup a PC only league that doesn't allow console type controllers!  I myself use a Thrustmaster joystick because I'm not physically able to use a wheel/pedals controller, and can't drive worth a s__t using my thumb to steer!  But I have no idea if it provides an unfair advantage.  I wouldn't think so, but no matter cause you can't blame CM for making it possible to use a wide variety of controller types...they have no choice if they want to stay marketable.  It's up to the users and their leagues to figure out any needed handi
  8. I guess I'll have to find a 3rd party app that will record my game films directly off the screen.  Any suggestions for one able to do this?
  9. While awaiting the start of the last Formula One race of the season this morning, which is unfortunately NOT going to be as exciting as I was hoping since both Red Bull cars have been pulled back to start from the pit due to an illegal wing setup, I ran a couple comparison time trials between rFactor2 and F1 2014 on Silverstone, running the same 2014 Red Bull Renaults on a dry track and med/hard tires, setup as nearly equal as I could, with ABS on, and auto clutch and transmissions necessary due to a disability as usual.  My system runs well above both application's requirements, and stee
  10. I didn't recieve an answer when I asked this before.  Is there a way to save a race replay file?  I'm not talking about a video file that can be played on YouTube but one that can be saved in F1's proprietary data format so that it can be loaded and run later within the game itself?
  11. I haven't yet tried this in the latest version, but in F1 2013 I found AI cars were reacting exactly as you've said.  In rain on every track it seemed the AI times stayed pretty much the same as when they're dry, where I of course found myself slipping all over the grasslands!  I finally decided that to have a competitive and more honest race I had to turn the weather off as well.  I haven't tried running under wet conditions in the 2014 version but I'd bet it'll most likely be the same.
  12. In the time trial mode does it actually matter what "ability" selections one has made for race weekends, career, etc.?  I may have missed them but I didn't see anyway to alter these kind of settings, and I certainly didn't percieve any differences based on how I set things up for the other modes. 
  13. Yesterday the time for pole position in the last race of the season came in at 1.4+ so I was wondering what kind of times other players might be getting themselves.  I made it at 1.57 after 2 laps and never having driven the track before in any version of F1 or any other game/sim for that matter.  That would put me around 6 or 7 off the pole I believe, and I'm sure with a little more practice I could get it lower still.  Of course I was running with ABS on, as without it I was losing the rear end a bit on 2 of the tighter turns.  Just curious to see what others are bringing
  14. I must use an automatic as well, and I'm finding it very smooth, with only the sound seeming a bit rough to me as drops into a new gear.  Aside what you were told above, which I believe maybe at least half your problem, sound and its effect can alter one's perception quite easily making you think things are working differently then they should.
  15. It's hard to believe they haven't ever provided for that, after all it's not at all difficult to save the data file(s) in their own format!
  16. I also noticed a few quirks in other areas of penalization.  For example, during a practice session driving a track I didn't know, I was getting penalized every time I went off track by just a little bit.  The same rules should apply to a race shouldn't it?  Because in a race it was a lot more accurate and I'd only get penalized for exactly the same thing in exactly the same spot ONLY if I gained an advantage or cause a fellow driver a problem.
  17. I agree as well!  The career mode really has me caught up in the fantasy, and just simple little things like the opposing driver coming over to shake my hand after a race made me feel better than I ever had before!
  18. Morning all!  It's getting unseasonably cold here in the US Northeast due to the gigantic storm hammering us from the Artic regions far North of us!  It's really getting me down, being a former California hippie who would otherwise be watching all the wonderful girls down in Malibu and just ablout everywhere else.  Thank the Wheel Gods for F1 2014, else I'd most likely be trying to sleep through all this weather! With that in mind, a question:  How the heck do I save a copy of a race event film?  After each event I can of course F1 to see a replay filmographic, but one
  19.      I know exactly what you mean!  I've been in an electric wheelchair since I was 8 due to Hemophilia and it's associated joint bleeding and consequental joint fusion back when they had no way of stopping the bleeding at all.  Any Hemos born these days pretty much have no worry about any physical repercusions although it can still be dangerous.  Nonetheless I worked my entire life, raised two beautiful daughters, and drove everywhere in my trucks that a road can take you on this continent!      I can't even use a controller, or aff
  20.      I never had Toca, but Forenza 2 on the XBone sucks big-time!
  21.      I don't think I was implying that I was a champion or anything so prideful as that! <g>  I just wanted everyone to know how good the game and winning even on low AI made me feel as compared to F1 2013.  It was Amatuer level I'm pretty sure, but that doesn't matter much when you're just starting out!       Is it true that for all league racing not even minimal ABS is allowed?  I also didn't do any tweaking to the car or enable DRS because I don't know where to begin or what the rules are.  These are areas I need a litt
  22. You're starting a flame war about the wrong issues!  Like someone else said, "what happened to games just being about fun?"  ( not a direct quote! )  I'm a programmer as well and I know there isn't a piece of software that has EVER been released without bugs and numerous assortments of little problems that effect everyone differently, depending on their attitudes and why they're using it!  Aren't you simply amazed that in our lifetime we actually have gaming applications like F1 2014 that look and play so amazingly real?  My God man, if you want perfection you'd better
  23. I'm sorry but wanted to also say that as far as I'm concerned, the traction in F1 2014 is a lot better than in previous years, and only requires minimal use of ABS to get safely around most turns.  The only problem I've seen is that now you have to be a little more cautious putting the throttle down as you come out of the turns.  That's due I think to the extra traction and higher torque and flat speed the new cars exhibit.  I...LIKE IT! 
  24. I've tried driving games on XBone using a pad, and even tried hooking the dammed thing up to my computer cause so many people use them that I thought perhaps I was missing something.  I'm glad I did!  Pads are completely foreign to the way we judge distance and 3d space!  I can't drive OR shoot with them...except maybe on slower paced games like Destiny.  Personally, I'd love to try a really good wheel on my PC when driving, but I've gotten pretty good with my Thrustmaster M16000 stick, and it's got to be a lot easier moving it out of the way on my desk when I need to write
  25. Well you can always go with rFactor2 which is amazing!  Problem is that it doesn't offer the atmosphere or even a real feel of racing!  I had just posted my result at Spa in carreer on F1 2014 and as I said in that post it made me feel like a real winner.  rFactor2 offers the technical consistancy and perfection you're looking for but doesn't offer much else.  For that reason I'll take F1 2014 and Grid2 over almost any racing game out there!  Running rFactor2 is like a DCS flight sim...they're both a lot of hard, sweaty work that we all enjoy at times, but MAN, I worke
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