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marioho last won the day on September 3 2020

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  1. Haha good to hear, Scrogs! You probably had an easier time driving in Bahrain and the shorter duration made it so that there was a narrower window for things to go sour. In Australia you did not qualify well and even if you could cut your way through a few positions, your first lap shenanigans made it hard to recover. I don't think race length messes with the AI behavior but I could be wrong. Maybe they're more or less... carefree? I doubt though.
  2. marioho

    Will F1 2020 look better on PS5?

    We all will know in time. People act like if CM is lagging behind other publishers. Yes, we've had a few step out and say how things will go with the next gen transition. But I've got a pile of games on my shelf that I have not the remotest idea on performance patches, visual upgrades or save compatibility. Heck, not even official confirmation on backwards compatibility, even though that's practically a given. We all want the same thing. It's the attitude that varies and that matters a lot.
  3. marioho

    Difference in setups wheel v pad

    Hey Dunky, what do you mean? I've found the game to be representative of what I'm aiming for with their sliders, both on handling and on tyre wear. It's still a martyrdom to set up the tyres correctly with the lack of telemetry info the game displays by default, but most of it is manageable with the help of a telemetry app. If you're talking about the differences in performance between TT and race setups, I do feel there's too great of a difference there because of the way the tyres overheat with those left/right setups with aggressive suspension. Tracks like Barcelona, with full throttle high speed corners, are hardly taken perfectly for more than 2 laps because of temperatures and resulting loss of grip.
  4. Maybe. Did you see Justin Timberlake spearheading NSYNC's victory over the Backstreet Boys on Monaco last weekend?
  5. marioho

    Difference in setups wheel v pad

    At first I used to check what input device the setup was for. Found it useless. You're better off paying attention to how aggressive suspension geometry and suspension settings are, as there lies perhaps the greatest difference between pad and wheels: your ability to apply corrections and to be granular on inputs. I wouldn't worry about input device. Checking if it is a Time Trial setup or a race one is more important in my opinion.
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    Frequent crashing/freezing lately

    Standardized reports to facilitate data evaluation and troubleshooting procedures is something alien to you? Got some bad news then. We have similar approaches in my office, from our small TI troubleshooting to audit circularization letters for our clients - and we're as far from working with software development as Williams is from snatching a podium this season. These things exist for a reason. Damn, I require repetitions attempt and detailed step by step replication reports even to help my mom when she cannot login to her Facebook account.
  7. marioho

    Utterly Broken Career Mode

    @USPBauer24 perhaps to give a better picture and to allow Codemasters to assess what triggered your firing you could attach a screenshot of the season results (that screen with the position of every driver through every event) and the R&D Progress History (the charts with lines indicating each team's progress on the R&D side of things). Reading your reports does make it seem like the boot was uncalled for but it doesn't show how your expected performance could have changed. Whether it is a bug or a balancing issue of different criterias not carrying appropriate weight on your performance evaluation by the game, that whole data is relevant.
  8. marioho

    Zanzare sponsor confusion

    Is Zanzare one of the secondary sponsors? If so, it is a weekly bonus. Get a podium on the event, the bonus is paid. If I remember correctly Zanzare is the one with "get at least one podium position within the team" goal, right? Then that's it. Whenever you and/or your teammate finish a race on the podium you get paid the event bonus.
  9. marioho

    Utterly Broken Career Mode

    @DRTApophis in this case I tend to agree with OP, if the game didn't give any clue or cue about his performance not meeting the team's expectations. I think it's a bit of wishful thinking on our part to see in there an element of realism. These things surely happen, but as you said, this should have been signaled somehow. Perhaps this should be posted on the Technical Assistance forum. Even if it's not a bug per se, looks like the system isn't functioning as intended as there seems to be no evident criteria for the game to decide on booting him out of the seat.
  10. marioho

    Let me turn corner cut penalties off in career mode

    No need to be harsh on others, pal. This is a player community, not consumer service. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion and so far looks like there ain't many under your flag. Not very productive to be throwing the "I don't care" stone on others' roof in this case. I'd be lying if I said I booted up the replay everytime I got a warning or time penalty for corner cutting or leaving the tracks, but I remember getting out with a "oh I see" impression the few times I did so. There are infamous instances of specific corners being way off, but on the whole it's not very often I see people disagreeing with the game enforcement of track limits. Penalties, sure, I've seen it popping up occasionally. But not track limits. That last bit about cockpit cam though I honestly have no idea where you're coming from if you think that's a reasonable comparison to make.
  11. marioho

    Let me turn corner cut penalties off in career mode

    That is a huge factor, but looks like it's not what OP was on about. As @GnrDreagon said I think the game tries to simulate that as there are indeed several instances where I end up with more wheels than I'd like outside the track when jostling with competition and the game gives me a free pass. I don't have much to say about how accurate or consistent it is as I don't usually go back to the replays to check if indeed I went outside, nor am I one to really care about knowing all the track boundaries, all the tracks. I know I'm leaving time on the table this way, but basically I assume that I can put two wheels on the kerbs to use the full width of the track on corner exit and that if there's a strip of grippy tarmac or paint beyond the kerbs, like um Hungary, I can put a wheel there too. Let the game put styrofoam boards there and you can bet I'm putting it on Regular just to make it Christmas every Sunday.
  12. marioho

    Fuel Startegy issue

    Just some quick notes. Three laps on Hungary done completely under one fuel setting. Sorry, not the best test track for this issue but that's the save I had booted up on GP mode already. Fuel consumption and projection as recorded by a telemetry app, units in kg: The maximum fuel allowance as per FIA regs is 110kg. And you have F1 teams doing deliberate choices on their paint materials to save on a couple hundred grams of weight. I don't think the game should keep on fiddling with the maximum fuel load the player can put in their tanks, expecting to rely on rich fuel mix doesn't seem feasible to me.
  13. marioho

    Fuel Startegy issue

    One decisive factor in skewing the fuel load range available for you is the way you do the race strategy programme, so it would be helpful to know what you that "no matter how I do..." actually entails. The standard fuel mode is the optimal mix for efficiency and power. Lean mix is intended just so save fuel on the go, like under a safety car or if you anticipate needing some extra for a bit more of power for defending or overtaking in a couple laps. Rich mix is helluva inefficient both for component wear and fuel consumption. It is not for constant use, but to be turned on when in scenarios where your car is power limited. So basically straights or stretches you take full throttle. The usage is akin to that of the Overtake mode, short bursts. This is probably useless comments. It's just that I've never seen someone running the race strategy programme on standard fuel mix and the majority of the race on standard fuel mix and having big issues with not being able to properly fuel the car.
  14. marioho

    Is My Team too easy?

    Reaching, yes. I agree. But maintaining... I think that's more nuanced. The top AI teams should still make progress on the performance charts and, assuming you have the correct difficulty set, be competitive on the track. That seems to be a point of imbalance where the AI simply fades on the R&D and fails to have a competitive car.
  15. marioho

    Let me turn corner cut penalties off in career mode

    Reducing the Gameplay Settings > Corner Cutting Stringency to Regular isn't enough? Genuine question. I've always played on Strict so I don't know how big of a leeway dialing it down gives.