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Posts posted by DrDraken

  1. 25 minutes ago, Ialyrn said:

    As far as i am aware, they share the same motor and mechinism, but the tx is 900° of rotation, and the t300 is 1080°

    Thanks very much.  That's what I was hoping.  And 900 is fine for what I need.  Heck, I have the T300 set to 370!  🙂

    12 minutes ago, AdamFreeman said:

    I always though the brake cell in them was too much could only push it to about 70% without having to almost stand

    The brakes in an actual F1 car require approximately 80 kgs of pressure to depress.  Probably a lot easier to do when you're strapped to a seat and have a few G's helping you out.

    Is the pressure not adjustable on the loadcell pedal?

  2. On 8/5/2020 at 2:44 PM, Ialyrn said:

    Ive never used a TMX wheel, but the TX wheel is much better in terms of FFB feel and motor torque. I have owned a TX in the past, I also have a G27 and a G920. The TX is just a much better feeling wheel.

    Question for you:  Is the TX comparable to the T300RS?  I'm looking at getting a used one and ripping apart the wheel to use the parts to build a custom Formula wheel.

  3. 3 minutes ago, FTBuzzard said:

    yeah i know, but seeing AI dnf at shanghai makes me wonder how can the ai have 100% wear after 2 races?

    i mean, mechanical faiures are a huge part of the sport. 

    Agreed.  I think we should have things happen to us.  Unfortunately, many people would complain because "it's a game and why would a racing game prevent me from racing?" so it's a bit of a weird one for Codemasters.

    How about an option to turn on Random Failures for the player?

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  4. 4 minutes ago, FTBuzzard said:

    i have a question.
    have you ever had a technical failure in 25% race in career mode ?

    if so, how do I provoke them?

    Ai is constantly dnf due to technical problems, but me never...

    The only way a player can have a technical or mechanical failure is if the part reaches 100% wear.

    It's been a request for quite a while to have random stuff happen to the player as well as the AI, so you're not alone. 🙂

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  5. 2 hours ago, HarryBW said:

    Does anyone else’s frames drop when a safety car or VSC has been deployed on offline (My team and Grand Prix)

    Perhaps use a title that is relevant to the post, such as "Frame rate drops when SC or VSC deployed"

    Makes it easier to find in the list, and lets people know what the post is about.

    Also, if you include a DxDiag file, someone here might be able to tell you if it's a hardware-related issue.


  6. 4 hours ago, Aef251 said:

    Thanks, is it true also of the fireproof suits during the race, because mine currently look awful. The stitching in particular, althouth they seem to render poorly.

    If you mean the pit crew, yes.  Their colours are also determined by your My Team colours.

    The stitching may be one of the particular colours, and I've noticed that it looks rather ragged, depending on which colour is used.  I try to hide it by making that colour close to the one it's near.

    The customization options definitely need work, but none of that is priority at this point.  I'm happy to let them get the big bugs squashed first, then go on to Quality of Life enhancements.

  7. Remember "Broken Telephone" from grade school?

    "I have a dog named Spot."


    "Attack helicopters landed in my back yard last night and kidnapped my neighbour, but mysteriously left me alive and unharmed."

    Also, did the pedal test in the settings.  T300RS with standard pedal set.  The pedal is plugged into the wheel base, and the wheel base is plugged into the computer.  That never gets disconnected.

    Started the game without touching any of the pedals.  Went to settings and slowly pressed each of the pedals.  As you can see in the video, they jump from about 40 to 100.  I pressed each all the way down, then released.  On the second press, the pedals were all good.  But on that first press, if I had been starting a race and feathering in the throttle, it would have jumped to 100% and I likely would have spun.


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  8. On 8/2/2020 at 5:51 PM, Nightfire1964 said:

    yeah it would be nice to pick the brand of helmet but depends if they can get licences to use their helmets where people will be able to customise them i guess.

    I often wondered why Codemasters would have to pay a company like Bell to use their helmets in the game, when it's free advertising for Bell.

    Shouldn't it be the other way around?  🤣

  9. On 8/3/2020 at 6:52 AM, IamRoland said:

    Hello everyone and sorry if my English is not perfect, I'd like to drop a small suggestion about the car appearence in My Team. What I mean is that atm the My Team car looks roughly like a Ferrari (same nose cone at least) while I'd very much prefer an Alpha Tauri look alike. Since the physical shape of all the cars are already in the game, it shouldn't be so difficult to make it available as a choice in My Team (and maybe multiplayer too).


    There are a few people here, including me, who do agree with you.


  10. 5 minutes ago, Afranc19 said:

    MyTeam with a local friend or a online friend. Looks awesome. One player will be the manager of the team, and the other player just run in pratices, qualy and races sessions,

    Simple: One of you makes all the business decisions, and the other does all the driving.  No coding necessary.  😉

  11. On 8/4/2020 at 11:26 AM, Aef251 said:

    It would be nice if we could customize the pitcrew suits. The current race gear they wear looks pretty strange. I am guessing they are based off my race suit, but that looks great, while the pit crew renders poorly.

    It would be nice to be able to edit all the team wear, but those especially.

    Your crew uniforms are based on your Team colours.  If you move the colours around, the colours on the shirts change.  Crew pants are always black.

  12. 7 minutes ago, Rango said:

    with a little tinkering some cheesy ones can still look great ('stars and stripes' / ember fade examples attached).

    I did the Ember Fade in exactly the same colours.  And the Stars and Stripes also looks excellent in black and gold.

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  13. The next time I turn on my computer and start playing F1 2020, I'm going to intentionally NOT touch either of the pedals until I start the race.  I'm honestly curious to know if they are calibrated or not on the first press.

    I could probably test it in the settings page as well.  If they are 0-100 in a tiny press, it will be very apparent.

  14. 24 minutes ago, Ultra3142 said:

    This won't help the OP as noted but I just thought I'd mention I'm currently using the stock T300 pedals and I'd still take these with a wheel over a hand controller any day. Literally yesterday I ordered some T3PA Pro pedals to replace them though, which I'm hoping will prove a decent upgrade :classic_smile:.

    I'm looking at getting the Fanatec CSL LC pedal set, since I'm on PC.  Eventually I'll be going to a Fanatec rig, and you can use the T300 with the Fanatec pedals on PC, so no sense buying the Thrustmaster pedals.  The price difference is $50 (Canada, where the dollar is worth almost as much as that roll of white stuff hanging in your bathroom).

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  15. 21 hours ago, AaranK said:

    mid-race my wheel sensitivity went really high

    Really hard to say based on what you've provided.  Which wheel is it?  What software version do you have?  How old is the wheel?  Does it do this every time?  Or did it happen just the once?

    Check the wheel settings to make sure they are still as they should be.  Not a bad idea to do a search (here or in general) for good settings for your particular wheel.

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  16. Jeff:  We've looked at the times that we estimate our CLOSEST RIVALS will set during qualifying.

    Me:  Ok, gotta match Williams.  Puts in the fastest lap I can possibly do.

    Jeff:  That time wasn't fast enough (or, if I'm lucky, I'll get Green).

    Me:  Looks at the timing boards, sees my time is #2, only 0.1 seconds slower than LEWIS HAMILTON.


    • Haha 2

  17. 2 hours ago, Ialyrn said:

    same with Logitech wheels since the G27

    Actually, since the G25.  😛

    I've had a G25 and a G29, and the FFB is identical.  The G29 is a far better wheel for Formula racing, as it has the buttons in reach.  But the GHub software gave me grief, and the way the registry file would be changed if you played other games, causing the wheel to stop being recognized by windows... I got a T300 and put an end to the misery.

    If you're on console, the Logitech wheels are still really good.  The FFB is clacky, but the wheel is very solid - I had my G25 for almost 7 years before I sold it, used it with the PS3 and put a few hundred hours on it in Gran Turismo.  The software isn't an issue; they just work.

    But on PC (at least for me) it was an entirely different story. 

  18. 58 minutes ago, Matty5792 said:

    I’ve got Thrustmaster t300 and pedals sitting in a GT omega seat and I could never go back to pad Although I can’t do full races like I used to. But I’d definitely say it’s worth it.

    Full races are reserved for upper body workouts.  😉

  19. 24 minutes ago, USPBauer24 said:

    Thrustmaster T300 with T3PA Pro pedals and F1 rim. Perfect. 

    This ^

    Unfortunately, I only have the standard pedals right now, but it's still amazing.

    I started with the G25.  Great set, extremely well built, but dated.  Almost all the buttons are on the shifter unit, so it's hard to use for Formula driving.

    I then upgraded to a G29.  Beautiful.  Solid build, great pedals.  The FFB is done by helical gears, so the resolution is a bit low so it doesn't give really accurate force feedback.  It's also really loud.  When you hit curbs and the gears start a-clackin, turn up the tv.  😛

    Then I found a T300 for a great price and had to jump on it.  The standard rim is excellent, but being able to change it for different types of driving is amazing.  I picked up the F1 rim and absolutely love it.  The Thrustmaster units use dual belts for FFB.  Much quieter and much more accurate.

    With that said, if you can afford it, go with a rig like PJTierney has.  Fanatec makes fantastic gear.  But a new T300 is a few hundred dollars.  A new Fanatec wheel base + rim + pedals can cost a few thousand.

  20. 6 hours ago, BarryBL said:

    This is pretty right to be honest.

    We are looking to add more and more to the VIP pass/item shop, and is something we have regularly discussed internally. We want to bring more customisation out to users, but also we aim to balance the difficulty in completing the pass. This is because:

    •  We want Level 30 to be achievable for most players
    •  The design of the pass is so if users get to the end of the pass, they can use the coins earned from Season 1 to buy Season 2 for example. 
    •  If a user is dedicated enough to get to Level 30 of a pass that we designed every season, I believe that they should have next season's pass for no financial cost..

    Our main aim so far is to get users engaged with the pass, and to be as clear as possible in the reward for completing it in getting Season 2 at no financial cost, as you've earned the coins in Season 1 (much like you can in Fortnite, just ours is a little easier IMO). But, fair comment. We will be adding more and more content to the Season Pass/item shops throughout the year, and are still learning alongside you as to what you would like to see/be able to unlock and how we can make these features better.

    I read somewhere that people who purchased the fancy edition would get enough coins to get the VIP pass each season.  It didn't specifically state that the coins were those that are earned during the season.  So, if that's the case, then we need to make sure we save 9,000 coins each season in order to be able to get the next one?

  21. On 8/1/2020 at 9:48 AM, Ialyrn said:

    From what I have experienced, "engineer quiet" pretty much shuts him up until to tell him to talk again with "engineer talk". So thats the one i use. So off putting when about to enter a braking zone and then Jeff tells you something that isnt even important.

    50 yards from turn 11 in Australia, 4 laps from the end of the race, Jeff: "We have 5 laps of fuel remaining."

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  22. There was another post about this, and as a result I actually paid attention to the data that comes up when you're at HQ.  It shows that your team mate's contract is up on July 6th (for me), which at the time gave me 8 weeks to save the money for a new driver.

    Most people don't necessarily see that information, and it's a nasty sticker-shock when you get the news with no warning.

    Maybe add something to remind the player that a new driver will be needed in X weeks, so might want to consider saving for that.