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  1. AdamFreeman

    PAD is too faster than Wheel ! WHY ?

    Cant agree atall with the arguement. If I go pad and tcam its almost unfair how much faster I am compared to wheel.
  2. Could be that the cars characteristics dont suit your style atall. Having test the renault and alfa in the 19 game I prefered the alfa. Could also be that your so used to driving the williams that your not driving to the limit of the new car especially if your driving the same times. Found it hard to push cars to the limit myself in this game compared to 18 its a different approach.
  3. AdamFreeman

    F1 2019 Worth £22?

    So on steam right now its about £22 and I assume the game is towards the end of its patch cycle. Is it worth the money. Since getting a wheel I have upped my time investing in last years game but have also got Project cars 2 for 11 quid which I havent played yet which I can only assume trumps codies poor game (getting that vibe from the forum). Should I pick this years up I have chosen to vote with my wallet so far I play mostly offline career. is the ridicilous AI development fixed now? Though would be appreciated 🙂
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    F1 2019 Worth £22?

    Played the game yesterday over at my brothers house this time on the xbox x (i had the pc version) my wheels compatable so took it overand hes a pretty casual play so has all the assists on apart from brake assist while. He was pretty useless on the wheel but we were both in the sauber I was atleast able to keep the car mainly on track with some spins no assist cockpit. My bro plays chase cam and switched to pad fora few runs 😂 and anoyingly he was able to control the car without spins. He really likes the look of tcam and was ok with it so I i had a bash with tcam and wheel. As weird as it is I was immediatly much better and the game felt decent. I returned to cockpit and was dire again. Ive always been faster on tcam but alway preffered the feel of cockpit but in this games its the reverse 😕 F1 2019 is wrecking my brain 😇😈
  5. Feel like I am posting alot lately mainly as I crossed into the sim racing world and I have always ran no assists cockpit cam even before I got my wheel a few weeks ago apart from gears which I have always had as auto Mainly because of the amount of gear changes per lap and running 100% races and the pad is awful but now I am on a wheel I have been thinking of making the change. I was doing the US GP weekend in career and just didnt feel right with the car in P1 although a green track never helps but car felt all over the place. so I decided to use P2 as a manual gear trial and suprised that I wasnt too far of my best auto time from P1. I did enjoy the sudden increased grip on some of the corners and by P3 I had to turn the AI up to 90 from 85 which was my pre wheel difficulty (90-95 track depending). What I am struggling greatly with is down shifting in big breaking zones. Feels like I am button mashing to get the car to drop 6 gears in a matter of a second or two think the drs section mid lap. Secondly my race craft has been hampered a fair bit due to the concentration needed to get my gears correct and its zapping my race enjoyment in battles. Thirdly is my hands are feeling kinda of crampy with all the button pressing. I use them alot for work so its an added stress on them I guess over a 100% race. Basically I would love some pointers especially with down shifting as I am weighing up whether to stay manual or not now I have dipped my toes in. Pros: A better feeling of the car limit especially on a low fuel run. Seems faster by a good 1-1.5 seconds when done right!. Cons: Struggling to focus on the racing. Adds stress to hands. Any help is appreciated as per!
  6. AdamFreeman

    Nead help,thanks...

    I would go one further than this Its much easier to compete with wheel users with a pad. I know they have run some 'in house' tests and decided times are about the same but its much harder to stay consistent on the wheel in comparison plus you kind of have to build upto your speed on a wheel (too me 3 or 4 weeks) where as on a pad you have a much quicker learning curve.
  7. AdamFreeman

    F1 2019 Worth £22?

    That is interesting I always run no assists and cockpit cam and I did back to back sessions on australia one on 19 and one on 18. I do however always find the steering in f1 18 quit sensitive after coming from project cars as they use more roation on their open wheel cars so maybe its just the f1 game I have gotten used to. Didnt feel as bad going from pc to f1 19 although the ffb is off in comparison. Time wise I was around a second off my 18 pace and I assune its due to the downforce they took off the cars. I was much closer to 18 times when I had a few laps with a pad. I clearly didnt have the time I would like with the game so maybe I am judging it too harshly. In my limted time in an F2 car I thought it was pretty fun but since careers like 3 races with them I probably wouldnt have bothered with them much. My bro bought the game in the winter sales aswell so I plan on using his as a truer test I will be in the Alfa as thats where I moved to in the 18 game using the G920. The game looks great so I want to like it!
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    Setup Guide Now LIVE

    Interesting read Bazza I do feel thi s is where the games have always fell short we have no data to properly set up the car. Am I too slow I dont know cause my team mate could be using a bunch of engines combinations and wear. What engine is he on ect ect. If I am struggling for example under steering or sliding around too much something like the Project car race engineer would be a good starting point, instead its just a guess to what works or not in the F1 games unless your a seasoned pro who knows his stuff. Would be nice to know what set up our team mate is running aswell.
  9. AdamFreeman

    judging ability

    I do the exact same thing @sloppysmusic on my G920 on pretty much all racing games now map the clutch as a brake. Its a million times better with left foor braking and feels more natural when driving open wheelers. The brakes naturally take too much for me to push I have to stand up to get 100% on them out the box. Used it in PC2 for a few of the road cars but doesnt feel authentic as they were going for when you use socks and your pedals are on floor under a desk.
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    Dont see how the official mod makes the game better although theres more official bits and bobs in the new one for example the 3 sector colours under the delta. It would be nice to have even a codied version of the on screen graphics when watching the monitor in practise qualy or post race replays. Appreciate other people want this but the game has deeper issuesm
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    F1 2019 Worth £22?

    I actually had 25 mins left on the game so did that and I have some further comments to add. 1)Devon Butler and Weber are in my career even though I didn't want F2. Its the official f1 game I don't want these in my game, especially when one of them has gastlys seat. 2) I got a 5 sec penalty as perez clipped me even though I moved well out of his way in Practise (I was on an out lap) 3) Managed to put some laps together but handling just feels off to me, I was very cautious and didn't feel like I could get close to pushing. Going for a refund now thanks everyone for their input.
  12. AdamFreeman

    F1 2019 Worth £22?

    I havent yet refunded I technically have 17 mins left so might give it a whirl with the pad to see if its easier I expect it is. But yes I gave it a whirl and didnt like it. Its probably an okay handling system but 2019s cars had insane downforce it should be pretty nailed to the track. I could probably get used to the handling over time theres no doubt I only paid 18 quid for the game but it looks like a roster updates 2018 game with worser handling and better visual. If you havent had an F1 game for few years its probably a great game. I imagine going from 2016 to this would be a good step. 2017 and 18 were fairly small steps. Id like more time with the game but I dont wanna go over 2 hours and then still not like the game. In fairness I also got assetto corsa and its a right pain in the bottom trying to map my wheel to the game. But when I finally got to drive a formula hybrid car it felt great. Yeah the initial price tag was daylight robbery for what it was. Think £25 on release would have been reasonable.
  13. AdamFreeman

    F1 2019 Worth £22?

    Problem is its pretty much F1 2018 with a bit of F2. Fair enough to those that like it. Its has the same problem as fifa roster dates and thats all folks.
  14. AdamFreeman

    F1 2019 Worth £22?

    I guess the disappointment is this years cars are actually gripper and that wasn't the feeling you get, I dont know what mechanics the game uses for track grip in career so could be a green track but if thats the case same happens in 2018 and its not ice central. I did get warned 18s handling is better but you have to see for yourself 🙂 I do feel like I will get a refund and carry on with my 18 career though tbh. Just my initial first impression if your on PC with steam you get 2 hours playtime before you pass the point of no return for refunds. Think the cars in the game are not representative of the cars from 2019. I figured the 19 renault would be much better to drive than an 18 Williams wasn't the case. Graphics look better is a positive and the initial contract system seemed a tad better each team having perks pre contract.
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    F1 2019 Worth £22?

    All my comments before about gearing were based on 2018s game. The forum put me off the 19 game but for 18 quid I thoughy why not. Cars feel like they have no backend compared to the 18 counterparts. Usually when I buy a new F1 game I am quit excited by the handling and its first time I have been disapointed driving 90 mins in a supposed muh better car than a 2018 Williams. Was frustratinh more than anything. F2 feels good but have no interest in that really when I can use a renault 3.5 v8 in Project cars and other lower formula cars its F1 I am here for.
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    F1 2019 Worth £22?

    So I bought the game for 18 quid in the end and I have had a crack around australia for 90 mins and despite coming from the worst car in the 18 game the 19 renault felt like it was on ice never had some much trouble handling an F1 car in codies games. Graphics are beefed up abit fair enough but Im just under the 2hour mark so might return it and jusy wait for this years attempt as the feeling out of the box was disapointment rather than optimism! Also got assetto corsa for 3 quid 😆
  17. AdamFreeman

    judging ability

    50 AI with no assist then you can naturally work up the AI
  18. AdamFreeman

    Are AI using hotlap during practice?

    Hard one on 18 I noticed my team mate was faster in speed trap until qualy. Standard ers mode for player is 2 for practice but Ai's dash board suggest they use more energy than that. I play 18 so my take is from that game.
  19. AdamFreeman

    G29 Logitech on full left lock

    Should calerbrate as soon as its plugged in. If you have a flashing light on the wheel means somethingd not plugged in right.
  20. AdamFreeman

    To assist or not to assist?

    I do know that feeling very well I have ran 100% races pretty much since 2010 I used to get around 3 seasons finished between releases until the 2017 game then family and work life took a bigger chunk of my spare time. I tried half races on 2017 to try and get multiple seasons done but this lasted 3 races it was sub par at best. Only just managed to finish my 2018 first career season with Williams I only scored 4 points all season our car was simply not good enough but it was the most immersive season yet as it was a transition from pad to wheel in Hungary then manual gears came fully by USA all no assists. This brought added satisfaction and realism. My tactic was to instead of drasically improving aero was to increase our engine advantage early season and try and score points at the power cicuits. Seasons best 9th came at Austria then a point at russia and brazil. Small aero upgrades arrived in the last half of season but we were still worst car by seasons end just. Strolls sole point came at monza so we only scored 5 points as a team. We were 9th for a short time but upgrades from sauber (alfa) in the second half of the season and LeClercs speed bumped them into the top ten a fair amount and we were over 20 points away from 9th in the end. Weirdly my rep with Williams is pretty low I played mostly without flashbacks but rep was severly pubished by some AI ramming causing DNFs. Despite out qualifying stroll and out racing him my rep with williams was 7th worst and since the new contract system came in where you can pretty much go anywhere I have a rule where I will only negotiate the top 3 rep teams so I have Torro Rosso sauber and mclaren to chat with 🙂
  21. AdamFreeman

    To assist or not to assist?

    I am the same with 100% races also. Half races feel like a cop out and great results sagurated. Plus strategy plays out better. I dont know how people can even do tcam with a wheel! On the pad I get it I have been there between 2011 and 2015 but on a wheel it feels odd.
  22. AdamFreeman

    Moved from Auto to Manual Gears Help

    @sloppysmusic ran into an issue camera in PC2 has glitched even though my setting havent changed. I play with default camera settings mostly but they have all zoomed in despite the values staying the same. Even if I fully zoom out on cockpit cam the drivers hands are massive when the wheel turns covers the whole screen. Its weird and I cant play the game! More on topic though pre glitch Going to project cars 2 helped me nail gear changes the Formula 3.5 and GT classes especially! only had 6 gears and is a pleasure to drive forget formula A its got not backend. Plus with them mostly being spec or non upgrade series you literally can see your times quickening and natural progression with difficulty where it all gets abit blurred with F1 with engine wear and all. Do miss the F1 career though when I got my first Gt4 win didnt feel like an achievement the team said sod all and my character didnt celebrate. I am much slower in non open wheel cars can almost max the difficulty in Formula 3.5 yet I am around 60 for GT3. The lack of getting contracts and teams is a let down compared to Pc1 though. You just pick where you wanna go and which car yes you have to do well to move up but I can pick any seat! Did get satisfaction from having the lowest power GT4 car though got killed on the straights but knowing I could just switch easily to the higgest powered car if I failed kills the immersion abit. But the overall point is manua gears its much better Id only go auto with a pad.
  23. AdamFreeman

    To assist or not to assist?

    Dont take notice of the best times most likely tcam esporters. Hell I can go a second a lap faster on tcam consistently.
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    Try the wheel in ps4 N mode if the wheel not fully supported.
  25. AdamFreeman

    Is the AI R&D fixed?

    So steam has its sale on again and I have £40 in steam vouchers! Thanks Santa 😊 Currently playing PC2 in GT3 in career but Formula A and X cars do not do it for me and renault 3.5 is awesome but I miss the F1 experience. I know in patch 1.09 they mentioned a tweak for AI research and developments but does it work or is the AI still taking back markers to the front in half a season. Thought it was fairly decent in 2018 but if you cant keep up and overtake rivals I wont commit £20 of vouchers to this game.