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  1. janbonator

    Codies, Please don't sell to Take Two

    "Replace front wing" "$2,99" Come to think of it, it might be good for the random lobbies...
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    Hanoi dropped from 2021 calendar

    Naturally I watched some hotlaps on it and even a couple of races. I was not impressed. It looked slightly better than the other 50 Tilke tracks just because it was street track, so he couldn't draw the corners freely, but it had nothing that made me want to drive it.
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    Codies, Please don't sell to Take Two

    Well played, CM. They acquired the F1 license for years to come and pumped up the value of the company by doing so, only to sell it to Take Two. This is no jab, like I said - well played.
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    Hanoi dropped from 2021 calendar

    Good riddance. Never bothered to drive a single lap at Hanoi and it looks I will never have to. I'm sure they'll come up with some other Tilke atrocity to replace it.
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    Why are you not fixing the bugs?

    Maybe it's a new feature? I mean, it did happen to Kimi in Austria. 😁 I didn't notice anything in the second clip. What am I missing?
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    What tires do I get for the race?

    That's interesting. Mine are always black!
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    Do the engines have different weight?

    The engines might have different characteristics, I'm happy if they do. However, I don't really see how the weight of the engine would make such a difference. The cars have a minimum weight and no-one goes above it unless something is very wrong with the design or manufacturing of the car. If the engine is heavier, they'll just reduce the weight from somewhere else. Sure, it leaves a bit less options in terms of weight distribution but I have a hard time believing Codies would have gone that far when even the aero/drag simulation is very simplified. This you can see with how different wing angles affect DRS - it reduces your overall drag and not just that of the rear wing.
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    2000th bug report topic celebration.

    It's a wonderful thing isn't it! In fact, I was wondering why my Ferrari cockpit starts flashing like a rave party if the car ghosts. It must be a celebratory bug in lieu of this achievement! So gracious not to make the feature only available from the in-game store. Besides, the bug report section is a great way to fill a few minutes of extra time and get some good laughs. My recent favorite is having tires at absolute zero temperature, -273C, for the start of the race. I just watched a video from a certain streamer. He was about to get pole in a league race but the game threw him out of the session on the start-finish straight. He re-joined for the formation lap and his tires and engine were at absolute zero temperature. Man, the belly laugh I had when he went absolutely livid after the start, saying: "MY TIRES ARE LITERALLY THE COLDEST THING IN THE UNIVERSE". It got me thinking - if this bug happens in a wet race, will the road freeze? Now that would be a party trick. You think Ferrari's stop with Vettel was slow in Imola? Well, at least his mechanics didn't come out of the garage 25 seconds after he stopped for service.
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    How does custom car perform in TT?

    Again, can you substantiate? Do you have some data or is it a gut-feeling? Not just paint though. The car has different dimensions. You can very clearly see this in cockpit. The front of the car is lower than the Mercedes. The steering wheel is aligned with the top of the monocoque structure, while in the Merc the steering wheel is lower. The front tires also seem "higher" in the MP Car, but this is probably due to the height of the side of the monocoque and slightly different camera settings.
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    How does custom car perform in TT?

    Based on what? I've improved my times on several tracks in the Multiplayer Car in TT. It's the same performance but the camera angle / cockpit view is slightly different (better imo) than the Mercedes.
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    Who invented the strict penalty system?

    It's a game, so they could do something a bit more experimental. I think it would be good to have a something like a 10% reduction in horsepower for a little while after extending a corner. Penalties are okay in terms of cutting corners, but going wide on the exit (but staying on kerbs/track) is a silly way of getting time penalties, because there is rarely meaningful gains to be had. Track extending is most exploitable when setting up an overtake - thinking of something like the Spoon curve in Japan - but this would be negated by the horsepower reduction. Needless to say, there shouldn't be penalties if someone punts you off the track..
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    Simulate race

    @Malarky94 That must be annoying. It probably won't help your feeling saying this, but.. Unless it's been fixed (it's been a while since I drove MyTeam), simulating will not do you any good. At least all the races I've ever tried to simulate have vanished off the face of the earth. There's just a blank space for every driver for every simulated race.
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    2020 F1 Esports Fail

    This time there was no confusion - although it was plausible to assume so. We simply have a disagreement on the interpretation of what software Tonizza was referring to. The thing is, we are already months apart from the launch. These guys have been training relentlessly at home ever since. Of course I can only make assumptions on the matter, but those include thinking that having outdated drivers, for example, would have already manifested in a lot of problems before these events, and that they would've been promptly fixed. Of course it's possible that they got a new PC the same day, installed some outdated drivers and never tested the game before the event. I just don't see it very likely. We are talking about professionals after all, guys that spend more time with the game than a regular blue or white collar at work. IWe know that a new esports build was created and used for this event. To me it feels exceedingly likely this is the "incorrectly tested software" part referred to by Tonizza. The current esport qualifer event was also obviously either untested or tested incorrectly - as quite glaringly pointed out with the fuel mix bug. At the same time I want to point out that I'm not on some hate-wagon rampage here. I love driving the game and probably spend too much time with it. I just think there are still a lot of issues to resolve, and to do so effectively it's important to call out things with their real names. A rose is a rose, manure is manure; but to grow and blossom, the rose needs the manure.
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    2020 F1 Esports Fail

    The lead designer, Lee Mather, has been adamant for years that it is a sim. How can the participants be in charge of the software? As far as I know, the players - be it regular Joes or esport drivers, have no way to access the coding of the game or to make changes to it, especially for network infrastructure. They can alter the code of the game to get more grip and speed though, i.e. use cheats. In terms of hardware, that is definitely a responsibility of the drivers at home. It's great that they can't play through LAN now. It exposes all the glitches that us normal players are subject to daily. Perhaps it will force a meaningful change. Alternatively they just might push some esport patch that fixes the game for them to save public humiliation and leave the rest of us hanging. You are right it's not the only sim that has had problems. I would imagine all of them have had their share. The difference is what you pointed out: they've been patched. We've had the same multiplayer glitches in the game for years and there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
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    Performance Patch coming soon?

    Unfortunately it looks rather obvious that CM has followed a trend in the gaming industry where the beta is for marketing the game, not finding flaws and fixing them.
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