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  1. Most likely the 50% analog range possible now is considered enough by them...   but man, if they release future seasons/content in 2020, maybe they should reconsider this (and TBH also the clutch nanny).  These are the basic/core aspects of the game/sim.  The driving bits.

  2. There is no reason to break things up per platform other than a technical limitation. (possibly legal/financial as well)  The point is that it doesn't make sense from customers' / competitors' perspective.


    Edit: But yes, if you HAVE to break it up, have separate eSports programmes for each then. Separate champions.   (this would make more sense anyway)

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  3. I agree this is a bit messed up,  but more messed up was that degradation level was not announced to the competitors (and other conditions), there was no practice mode once you entered the qualifier for warmup, no setups, of course the cuts, but also a few people had issues where their times didn't upload and they were cut or that they couldn't even connect.   Not to mention that one car class should be used for an esports event in rallying so that you don't have to learn every single class to compete.   Maybe 2.

    On top of this the detailed end times of each qualifier were not announced along with the dates.

  4. Things that I would like to see improved, most of which caught me out even personally:


    1. If you do one shot time trial entries like this year, you need to give people the exact stage conditions, and an ability to practice them.  So it would be best if practice would be inside the World Series tab with exact stage setup.  For example some stages had medium deg, some had high, in R2 that meant I didn't practice high deg which can be 5-8s faster (but instead took a rut off the stage).


    2. The time of opening and closing of the qualifiers should be posted online!  Not just dates, the exact GMT times.  Having a countdown hidden inside WC sub tabs is not enough, most people are too afraid to click there as it may require qualifying.


    3. Actually the leaderboard times should not be visible for qualifiers until it's done.  So that people with busier schedules etc can qualify earlier and not have others chase them down.


    4. Would be better to select a class of car to do the competition in, like R5 or R2 etc.


    Basically - The current world series was too disorganized for me to qualify.  I now know I had pace in hand in the R2 event if I had practiced on High Degradation like some people who found out it was high not med, so congratulations on screwing that up.   👎

  5. 1 hour ago, mrjiffy6 said:

    Thanks @bn880 for this great tool! I hope you are planning to release a new version that will support Finland!

    I have one question though, I am having a hard time in syncing MoTeC telemetry replay & saved video/audio replay. In one of the youtube videos you posted, you seem to achieve just that without any problem. Any tips?

    Hi, if you mean importing the video into Motec itself, you can select "Show Video Controls" in MoTeC for the video stream (right click on the video window).  Pause everything, press the little lock button to unlock sync options, and just zoom in on your data to detect when "Running Lap Time" starts to tick up, set the MoTeC cursor there.   Then drag the video cursor as well to the time when your car started moving in the video.  And press the Lock icon again on the video to lock them together.


    MoTeC can be a little buggy with video playback at times, and not all format display.  If you mess around with it you will get it though.



  6. 17 minutes ago, PaulNbg said:

    The Ford R5 is still much too low even at maximum height. After every jump the car hits the floor.
    The "Fast Bump" is the right setting, because the suspension is usually pressed in quickly after a jump? If you adjust the springs on the other hand, it affects both the "Slow Bump" and the "Fast Bump". And on the rebound as well. One cannot turn off the function of a spring, but only prevent an additional amplification by the "Slow Bump, Fast Bump" setting, i.e. set it to -5, or even further amplify +5. In any case, I understand it that way, but I am not an expert either.
    But all that doesn't matter, because the settings of slow- and fastbump seem like a useless placebo to me. Can you prove that the setting does something?
    Many setup settings in DR1 are pure fake. DR2 is much better at setup, but I still think "Bump" is fake. Or the effect is so small that it's useless.

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    If you are on PC You can use https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/racetrack-data-acquisition-rda.26829/

    And analyze the logs in MoTeC.  there you can see if slow/fast bump is making a difference if you repeat your tests.

  7. It seems that turning off some of the advanced graphics settings near the bottom, especially bloom etc reduces the haze effect significantly.  For example here are pictures I have from Germany (as I don't have Fin yet), with Ultra everything, and then Low/Off almost everything.







    Plus turning off TAA can help this a lot as well, I just haven't done it in the screenshots.  (I keep it on as I like to remove some of the pixelation)

    Anyway, hope this helps some with Finland as well.

  8. Yes absolutely this is true.  But by the way, if you enable "clutch override" assist, you can clutch kick.


    But I agree that

    A) Sequential cars are shifting too slow and costing you time.  

    B) dogboxes should be shiftable without clutch and

    C) that you should have a mode without automatic clutch help (clutch nanny, another thread is already present for this)

  9. Just now, koog2003 said:

    @bn880 my real big problem rather than the fog in Finland and Germany is the heavy rain and heavy snow weather. When this happens in both rally and rallycross it is literally impossible to see **** if you use the cockpit camera view. It is not racing it is surviving ! I have to use an external one because otherwise I cant play ! This is really really really annoying. On top of it AI seems to be totally indifferent to the weather conditions. They always make the same times .....

    Maybe that's true, I don't really play RX currently so I can't relate and comment on that.   (it's a bit of a different topic to the Finland Stage Rally haze topic though for sure 🙂 )

  10. 7 minutes ago, richie said:

    I'm not denying the evidence, the mist is there but it's not everywhere. I don't think it's tragic and I don't think it's extremely unrealistic. 

    Okay, well extremely unrealistic is true.  Visibility most of the time there is like 40Km.   Tragic relating to the implementation of fog strictly, and in terms of someone sitting there and adding this much fog IMO it's a tragically bad decision and shows some lack of visual QA.  Someone should have said "hey, I can't really see at 200m in Finland during mid day, please fix this"

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