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  1. Understeer79

    Aussie XBOX racing leagues?

    Hi everyone, Can anyone point me to any aussie timezone xvox leagues? All seem to be 9pm UK time which is 10am Aussie time so im at work. help! Cheers
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    Whats season 2 like?

    Who has started their second season in career mode? Does the R & D carry over if you stay in the same team? If you change teams at end of season do you start with an undevekoped car like at the start of season 1?
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    How do i get a decent start?

    Against AI i go alright but online i get swamped every time! Ive tried holding accelerator down, blipping the throttle, holding the accelerator with brakes slightly on then releasing when lights go out Whats the tip?
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    Realistic Patch requests

    Firstly, well done Codies as this is a pretty good game and im enjoying it but the below need to be looked at. * I had a save game bug in career mode on xbox, this is inexcusable, luckily i was only halfway through my 2nd career 100% race, what if i got this bug near the end of my season =O * AI pace in the wet, seriously the ai pace needs looking at in wet conditions, can anyone keep up with them? I race on expert in the dry and have to drop down to professional for fully wet tyres, intermediates its ok as the handling doesnt change between drys and inters but thats probably not patchable. * The tiers with Williams always running around 10th is unrealistic * The gap between expert and legend is still too big, please introduce a level inbetween these Other than that im loving the game, anyone else have any "realistic" things they'd like patched?
  5. Well done codies on the transition from dry to wet conditions and also when it goes from wet to dry. Last night in China it went from Full wet to intermediates to dry tyres and the transition took about 15 laps, pretty realistic, in previous games it has dried up in about 2-3 laps and then your on dry tyres. It was very enjoyable being out there on inters with the track slowly drying up and waiting until I had the guts to come in for slicks. The pace of the ai is still crazy quick whenever we are all on the wrong tyre though. One problem I had was I couldn't get enough heat into my intermediate tyres until halfway through the stint, hopefully this is just a China track specific thing as i havent had any trouble with this on other tracks.
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    New structure at CM ?

    I agree with what you said except about the casual gamers, surely they make up the majority of F1 2014 buyers, thats why there isn't a dedicated F1 sim, there's not enough hardcore racers to buy it. Most F1 fans are grumpy old men who dont play games. But theres lots of young guys who will buy pretty much any driving game (unfortunately). So if a company wants to be successful they habve to aim their product towards the masses, i'm sure Codies hate having to dumb it down but money talks
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    Whats season 2 like?

    Research and developement is the only way to improve the car man, make sure you pass all the developement tests
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    Whats season 2 like?

    Ive  got an offer mid season to switch to red bull with immediate effect. i remember in f1 2013 when u switched teams mid season you seemed to inherit a fully upgraded car can anyone confirm this is the same in 2014?
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    Corrupt Save .... AGAIN!!!

    Thanks man, ur instructions were perfect. i still cant reload my mid save race, will have to restart career and then save my career to usb after every race incase i get another corrupt save. Oh codies.
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    Corrupt Save .... AGAIN!!!

    Thanks, how to you back up to usb on xbox 360? Anyone know?
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    Corrupt Save .... AGAIN!!!

    Does anyone on xbox know the work around of why re starting mid race in career works sometimes and sometimes not? Its doing my head in, last week i tried to jump back into my saved career race and the thing froze. So i restarted the xbox, played a few online races then tried to reload my career and it worked! Last night i tried the same trick but it still froze Its a good game but boy oh boy is my patience being tested
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    How do i get a decent start?

    Thanks man, not sure if my accelerator on xbox wireless wheel can do half throttle but i'll give it a go tonight
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    AI need fixing in the wet big time!

    When it starts raining heavily i save the game and exit to main menu, drop difficulty down a notch and then re-load Only way to get a decent wet race for me anyway
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    Corrupt Save .... AGAIN!!!

    I've had a couple of XBOX career save game corruptions It just freezes when you try to reload your race I'd given up on this game and my career but i tried it again yesterday on a whim and it worked! nOW IM ONTO MY NEXT RACE AND IT HAS FROZEN AGAIN! I CANT EXPRESS HOW ENJOYABLE THIS IS CODEMASTERS, TO SPEND 10 HOURS ON A "CAREER" 100% RACES AND U GET HALFWAY THROUGH THE SEASON AND YOUR GAME FREEZES LIKE A DEER IN HEADLIGHTS! 2 WORDS. PATCH IT.
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    Pace times AI Legend vs Expert

    In a way id say yes but I think the biggest problem is how much grip the player has on a given track. Spain has always been a track by my standards I flew around and could get pole by 2 sec on last years game (legend) This year on expert I was out in q2 starting p11 for the race. It was all in the 1st sector I was loosing my time as I couldnt get good traction around turn 3! same fo australia 8 tenths in the last sector just because of the last corner, malaysia at the end of sector 2 going up the hill, china leading on to the big straight, the pattern im starting to see is any traction zones the AI are on rails whilst we have to fight the car just to keep it going in a straight line therefore the AI will be quick on any track that has long sweeping corners where you have to balance the throttle to get good drive. I think your on the money mate
  16. I'm 35 and im an Aussie online racer and just so you know I don't like UK online racers either =P Your setting yourself up for a lifetime of dissappointment id you expect things to work 100% perfectly all the time, but i agree you have the right to moan, and Codies are giving you a lot of ammo to work with! I've only had 1 experience of road rage online, it was a race at Austria and i dived down the inside into turn 2 and was on the apex and this guy just turned in on me about 4 times and we pretty much got stuck together on the apex. Once we got going again i tried to give him a nudge off into the grass down whilst going down the straight but only succeeded in spinning myself off the track while he continued!
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    Patch confirmation?

    Nope, codemasters are not known for their communication skills. In previous years suddenly there will be a patch thread by a mod a month or so after release.
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    Tyres Available

    No idea mate, i'd love to know though. There's just 6 sets of tyres. Has anyone noticed if the new set of tyres just for Q3 works? I guess you'd have to leave one set of options unused, and then check in the race that just one set was brand new after your pit stops.
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    Cocpit view

    Well thats just wrong. Don't ask codies to change something that 1 guy does compared to how the rest of real racing drivers decide when to change gears?? Theres much bigger problems in this game than this to fix.
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    R & D

    Thats called just bad luck mate, happens in real life when it rains on friday practise and terams cant test their new parts so they dont go on the car for the rest of the weekend. But since it's just a game, you could restart the session so you get a dry track?
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    Same mistakes every year

    That all depends on what you play with, if you play with a wheel then you've made the wrong one. Yes still a few old frustrating faults, like, AI have far to much pace in the wet and running with TC. Did singapore 50% race in the force india on expert finished 9th then played back the replay, stunning, more tv replay cams in there now, a very enjoyable experience indeed. Agree it's a pretty good game, i guess everyones frustrated because theres so much room for improvement which seems so easy to do but maybe it isn't. A mate of mine mentioned employees in this field move around a lot so probably the staff working on 2014 are different to 2013, you would think that with the same bugs creeping through each year
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    Pace times AI Legend vs Expert

    Increasing the pace of expert by 1 second would help some but hinder others who it is perfect for right now. Last year Codies added a new level (expert) in the patch didnt they? Hopefully they can do that again. Is it realy 4 seconds difference between expert and legend???
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    Braking in 2014 is madness

    Theres been lots of lockups in real F1 this year. Maybe not quite as many as in previous years but its just another case of Codies making a change and going too far with it.
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    Realistic Patch requests

    I dont think codies can fix the lag, thats down to peoples internet connection isn't it? Online is almost unplayable unless your in a league, I ran a whole race in 2nd position then when i cross the line it says i finished 5th?! The other cars dissappeared the whole race
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    Career - First Impression

    Is anyone else having trouble staying morivated for career? I have always raced career on 100% distance but just recently i have started to race online for the first time and im enjoying it, cars jinking all over the road, running wide into hairpins so I can get a run on them. Then when I went back to career, it was like driving with a bunch of robots, which it is. i think i'll drop my career races down to 25%