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  1. So I am competing in this weekend's multiplayer event and after the usual mayhem at the first corner at Bahrain I am catching the guy in front. I have the gap down to 1 second and we both pit on the same lap. He pulls into his pit.......and I am stacked behind him!!! WT*!!! I end up losing over 12 seconds to him which I could only get down to 6 over the rest of the race. Since when have we had 'team mates' in weekend events and had to 'share' a pit box?

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  2. OK, so I entered my best Mercedes Austria Time Trial lap (1:05.937 - using a Tom97 setup) and this gives me a difficulty of 84. When I go to race, however, I will be in my Season 1 car which obviously is near the bottom of the development chart. Won't being in my own team car (as opposed to being in an all singing all dancing Mercedes) have an effect on my level of competitiveness?

    On the other hand, I have spent time building up data at Barcelona (driving as Perez) and 65 is the level which puts me close to Stroll. Adding the Austria 'offset' of +6 therefore suggests an AI level of 71.

    Although the above has got me completely confused over which AI level to use, it has at least led me to your website which I have found to match my own nerdiness over compiling data! Great site.


  3. 4 hours ago, krz9 said:

    The tool also calculates our average difficulty & difficulty adjustments per track

    HI krz9. As someone who has never used an AI calculator before can you just confirm I am reading it correctly. If I go to your site and select Austria it shows an average difficulty of 96 and an average lap time of 1m 08.6564s. Does this mean that if my PB is 1m 08.6xx I should be setting the AI difficulty to 96? But what if my PB is 1m 09.6xx or 1m 07.6xx? How do I calculate what the AI needs to be set at? Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere.


  4. He wrote:

    I use f1 2020 on PS4. I use a wired connection with optical fibre.

    The game struggles to communicate with online services. It crashes and I have to restart the game in order to start playing again. With other games I have no feedback or connection problems.


  5. Thanks @steviejay69 but this time Occam needs to look for a new razor! Tell him to take out a subscription to 'Harry's'. 😊

     I did follow your advice and removed Avast but that didn't change anything so I delved deeper into Google and found a thread relating to the exact same issue in an Elite Dangerous forum. There, the issue was solved by writing a new Network 'Outbound' rule in Defender, blocking dasHost. I tried this and it seems to have worked, having just completed 2 hours plus game time without any issues. Whether the rule creates issues elsewhere on my Network I'll just have to wait and see and, to be honest, I have recently remembered that at about the time I installed all the Quest and VR software, I also installed a new printer on my network so that could have also been a contributing factor.

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  6. Hi all. This isn't a bug report - just a cry for help!

    I have played F1 games in many guises so I know the need to have a PC capable of doing the job (which I have) and have never had any issues with stuttering frame rates until recently. About 2 weeks ago I decided to leap into the world of VR and bought an Oculus Quest 2. The following week was taken up playing Star Wars Squadrons in VR. I then realised that I needed to get back into F1 2020 to make sure I got to Tier 30 before Podium Pass timed out and it was at this point I started to get a problem with stuttering frame rates. It can occur at intervals of 2 up to 20 minutes and makes driving impossible. 

    I set up Task Master in Performance mode and also opened up the Resource Monitor to try and identify the culprit and what I found was that every time the game was effected by frame stutter a programme called 'dasHost' was causing the Ethernet graph to max out at over 1Mbps for a period of 5 to 10 seconds. I googled dasHost but, other than finding that it was a genuine Windows programme that can't be deleted, I didn't really understand what it did or if it (as it would seem) has any connection with all the Oculus and associated VR software that I loaded.

    I know that there are people out there who know this computer tech stuff really well and I am just hoping someone can give me some advice. I have managed to blunder my way through Practice and Qualifying for this Weekend's event in Brazil but there is no way I can survive a 25% distance race without the stutter crashing me out.

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  7. The newly released F1 calendar for 2021 shows that the previously allocated Hanoi weekend is now blank and there is speculation that the circuit has been dropped for political reasons. 

    2021 Formula 1 calendar

    • 21 March Australia (Melbourne)
    • 28 March Bahrain (Sakhir)
    • 11 April China (Shanghai)
    • 25 April TBC
    • 9 May Spain (Barcelona)
    • 23 May Monaco
    • 6 June Azerbaijan (Baku)
    • 13 June Canada (Montreal)
    • 27 June France (Le Castellet)
    • 4 July Austria (Spielberg)
    • 18 July Britain (Silverstone)
    • 1 August Hungary (Hungaroring)
    • 29 August Belgium (Spa)
    • 5 September Netherlands (Zandvoort)
    • 12 September Italy (Monza)
    • 26 September Russia (Sochi)
    • 3 October Singapore (Marina Bay)
    • 10 October Japan (Suzuka)
    • 24 October USA (Austin)
    • 31 October Mexico (Mexico City)
    • 14 November Brazil (Sao Paulo) *
    • 28 November Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)
    • 5 December Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)

    * = provisional pending promoter agreement

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/54879815


  8. On 10/30/2020 at 6:05 PM, Gonzalitocasla said:

    Can you explain what is it?

    When I didn't know better my idea of going round a (for example) 90 degree corner (Turn 1 at Baku is an excellent example) was to brake as late as I could until the car was at a speed to get round the corner at which point I would take my foot off the brake and steer round the corner. The problem with this is that all the downward force (and therefore grip) that heavy braking generates on the front tyres is lost so your speed round the corner isn't good. 

    With Trail Breaking, you break just as hard but as you approach the apex of the corner you release some of the brake pressure, but not all, which keeps some of the downward pressure/grip on the front tyres allowing you to go through the apex at a much higher speed before re-applying the throttle. 

    It takes some practice but once you get right you will gain a lot of time over a complete lap. There are several video's on YouTube that will explain it much better than I can.

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  9. Unfortunately the McLaren GT3 wheel can skip a gear, especially on change up. It is frustrating but manageable (for me) as I hear the engine sound isn't right so quickly change down a gear - but I am a 'for fun' driver. It would be unacceptable for someone at the top of the tree or a TT specialist. It happens to me maybe once every 20 laps and, because I love the wheel I can forgive it that.

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  10. I previously reported this at the end of July but it got kind of waylaid by the effects of the F1 2020 1.08 patch debacle and associated Trusteer Rapport issues.....so I thought I would resurrect it. The issue is, I believe, a corrupted savegame file but this is what happens;

    I load the game and am able access all the other aspect of the game (Time Trial, Multiplayer etc) with out any problems. However, when I try and 'Continue Career', the first page (showing the driver points table) loads OK but when I then select 'Continue Career' I get the stills of the track whilst 'loading' but then get the EGO Dumper page. I select 'Send Report' and a few seconds later the game crashes back to my desktop.

    Bug Report

    1.       Won't load Continue Career.
    2.       V 1.22
    3.       Career
    4.      Yes - see description above
    5.      Every time I try and load Career
    6.      Verified Steam files
    7.       Fanatec wheelbase, wheel and pedals.
    8.      N/A

    egodumper.log

    DxDiag 2.txt


  11. I can't speak for PS4 but on the PC anything between the top 8 - 12 TT slots are taken up by cheats. The give-away is a combination of a non custom setup and/or using driving aids plus being 5 - 10 seconds faster that the officially recognised 'World Record' times! Sad but without anti-cheat software or direct intervention from CM it is something we are forced to live with.


  12. Just whilst we are talking about points, on a slightly different note, when I looked at the overall positions late last night (I am in the UK and it showed3 hours to go) I was 776th out of 2543 competitors. Checking this morning, now the event is finished, I am 806th out of 2551. Doing the maths that tells me I dropped 30 places overnight but only 8 additional times were added!!!


  13. 4 hours ago, MilligramSmile said:

     

    I am going to assume that English is not your first language and that you use an on-line translator because there is no other explanation as to why you come across as rude and ignorant. 

    If English is your mother tongue then I guess there is no excuse - you ARE rude and ignorant.

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  14. Competing in this weeks weekends event saw a first first for me - I got a puncture. In all the hundreds of laps I've competed in this year's variation of the game it is the first time it has happened to me. It proved an interesting moment in a day spoilt by the number of clowns, who drove like 5 year olds, in the rain at Suzuka. I tried 3 attempts at the race. Twice I was shunted from behind at the first corner (one hard enough to destroy the car and the other left me in last) and in the third I got side swiped, again on the first lap, at the hairpin. I play the game for fun so it was no big deal but the level of wet weather driving ability by a lot of people was atrocious.

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  15. I'm still not good enough to create my own setups and be competitive (yet!) so I use ones I find on line.

    A question, though....... The majority of on-line setups seem to be for pads but would these work just as well for a wheel, or does the technical differences between the two types of controller's inputs make the setups not really transferable?

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