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    F1® 2020 | Announce Trailer

    Oh my you have a lot to learn haha. Yes there is a beta and usually 300 per platform and it’s invite only. It doesn’t really polish the game though
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    F1® 2020 | Announce Trailer

    How many will have short memories of the previous games? I’m holding out until the first proper reviews and bugs come out. Year on year now we’ve had announcement, hype and then the beta. The Youtubers get a copy and will always talk good of it. Then it comes out and same bugs surface.
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    Ferrari Livery 2020

    FIFA doesn't have a tobacco linked sponsor in it? Also gambling isn't on there either?
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    Ferrari Livery 2020

    It'll be whatever Ferrari sanction and or use when they cannot use Mission Winnow like in France for example.
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    Idea for F1 2020 Codemasters - Historical Circuits

    This was about classic tracks 😂 San Marino would be a good one.
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    Negotiating the curves with a gamepad?

    Yes it is practise. Breaking in a straight line is the best way. Also check out the setup page here. It’ll make the car feel so different and then you can break later. The majority of turns start breaking at 100m board and then as you get braver you can break later.
  7. Keep dreaming everyone. This series is stuck in the same old loop. Release in the summer, patch hard but same bugs keep occurring. Support will end soon. Then about April it’ll begin to hype again with talk of the next version. Yes great ideas but Codies are stuck with what they can fox and implement. They’re fixing the same things each year with patches. It’s not implementing new things. They do not have the time or resources to produce a well polished game.
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    F1 2019 - Microtransactions...

    True. Never thought of it like that
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    F1 2019 - Microtransactions...

    Obvious this was going to happy. They asked about micro transactions in their end of season survey a couple of years ago. The game looks the same as 2018, the F2 is just three races. Codies have lost quite a few customers.
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    F1 2020 Features — Suggestions and Ideas

    Yes that’s right you need the now defunct Kinect for voice commands
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    My experience

    So I just wanted to note down my experience of F1 2014. Specifically career mode. I'm on Xbox 360 and driving with a pad. I've done two races at 100%. Only assist I use is the racing line on corners only.  Specifically I just wanted to note my race in Malaysia. I'm driving a McLaren and since I haven't played since 2011 I wasn't sure on difficulty and so gone with professional. I will change as you will see why soon.  So I done practise. Started off wet and then it dried. I set the car up and then scrapped it for the dry. Qualy and the race were dry. I qualified third pretty much on the edge nothing more I could do with that. Hamilton was first and Rosberg second.  Race starts and I take Rosberg off the line but have to settle behind Hamilton. I then manage on lap two to take him at T4 and push off into the lead. Hamilton is so slow Rosberg takes him and is second some 10 second back.  That it stays through the first stint and I switch to lean to save fuel. As we all pit, me and Rosberg take options and Hamilton primes. At this point Hamilton is 30 second back. Slowly through the second stint Rosberg pulls the gap back and takes me in the next stop. We then battle for 10 laps interchanging positions between first and second before finally I come out on top. After using the second DRS to get back past Rosberg who took me on the first DRS. With me now first, Rosberg has to save fuel. He drifts to 5 seconds behind. As Hamilton then stops for options for the final stint he is pushing like crazy. That 30 second gap is reduced lap by lap until 2 laps to go. At that point Rosberg is taken by Hamilton. He then comes after me but I manage to hold out and win by 6 tenths. I had to manage the fuel mix too in all this. Lean at the beginning and switching to standard for a long time. I tried rich as Rosberg was overtaking me but I had too much wheel spin and lost time. It cost me tyre grip as Rosberg caught and overtook me. Finally I was able to use rich in the last two laps without major wheel spin to keep Hamilton at bay.  It was a race you had to always think. AI was intelligent to go with different strategies. It worked for Hamilton. I think I had a bit more life in my tyres in the first stint. The second I was struggling after pushing to keep in front of Rosberg   All in all a really good experience.   
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    Which is the best F1 game so far?

    Formula One on the PS1 was an exceptional game. It was on the 95 season mind not 94 but it was fantastic. 
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    Announcing F1 2015

    Reminds me of Ashes 2013. However at least F1 will be more of a complete game! 
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    Announcing F1 2015

    FOM control so much it took years before F1 was even broadcast in HD! Football had it for years before Bernie thought it was worth it. 
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    I have decided, that I hate DRS.

    Half a second just wouldn't cut it I don't think. The cars wouldn't get close enough. You see now sometimes it takes a couple of DRS zones to get close to an overtake. 
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    I have decided, that I hate DRS.

    DRS is always going to cause a divide. Doesn't it sound though that without DRS it's hard to follow cars directly and not get close? I think without DRS you will see cars a bit like a repelling magnet. Get so far but unable to get close. This is because of the air coming off the first car. As Brundle has said in comms there is a lot of work done via the front wing to work the air.  We have seen pre Pirelli and a DRS that overtaking was at a mimimum not completely gone but significantly reduced.  Comparing overtaking to to even the 90's is a bit pointless as the cars are different then and now.  Currently DRS provides an overtaking solution but it's the car design that's causing the problem. 
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    Announcing F1 2015

    End of the day every title has been hyped and not met a lot of people's expectations. Until people have physically played it theirselves we can't be judging anything. 
  18. What will be different though is the Canada pit buildings. They are being rebuilt for this season.
  19. Well F1 rules now state you can't change helmet designs during the season and no career mode what is the point? This then had to be tested and do on, so spend that time on something more productive. 
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    Codemasters' biggest mistake in the F1 game series

    The lack of clear strategy also showed with the safety car being implemented after a lot of discussion and pressure from the fans. I agree the use of the ego engine was a problem from the off. This led to fundamental flaws in the code for the series which cannot be fixed. One fix creates another problem and it spirals into more problems.  The cost of creating a brand new engine for a specific game like F1 would out scale the benefits, especially to a direct audience.  I do do fear this an evolution rather than a revolution and it could cost CM, as patients is already wearing thin with quite a few. 
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    What's Your Favourite F1 Game?

    I can only echo what many have said. 2010 was an excellent start and many thought it was going to be a long road of success. I had a race in China where I was going to take my first win and podium but got a puncture with several laps left bolted a set of options on and went for it. Got a podium but it was still great to put in 7 or so qualy laps and make up a few positions. Also say full race weekend. I enjoyed 2011 up to the patch where drivers around you retired as it was well documented there were no retirements and Codies try to "fix" that but broke it and left it. 2014 has a very polished feel around the graphics, it just lacks immersion. As with all when a race is over that's it. Nothing grabs you and says otherwise. You just get a radio message. The standings and then onto FP3.
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    The BUG Thread

    Well just been doing 100% in Germeny Xbox360 with a pad. I had mid saved my race but only as a marker in case of any problems. I got to my final stop and the car got stuck in the pits. After 40 seconds I gave up. No traffic around at all. Re loaded a few laps before my stop, went around again and entered the pits as scheduled on lap 52. Rosberg stopped behind me and pulled out and the car once again was stuck. Revving but going no where and no traffic about. Had no choice but to retire a certain podium. 
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    Traction Control

    You have to especially carful in the wet as well. Really have to feed the throttle to. It'll be frustrating as the AI are just super quick.  Really echo what what many have said. It's feeding the throttle. Get all your braking and gear changes down before you are turning and then slowly apply the throttle out the corner. Too much and you will light the rears up.  Pay attention to the force feedback in the pad. If it's rumbling when pulling away and your not on a kerb then take a little out the throttle, straighten it up more and then bring the throttle back in.  You don't want to pump the throttle as your wasting more time. 
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    New structure at CM ?

    So @T4RG4‌ are you categorically saying that it was a design decision and nor because of the post patch 2011 bug? I understand testing can take a long time.  The biggest challenge now is Codemasters have to rebuild a damaged reputation. Dirt was a really good base and it could of been built apon. It just seems to stagnate at times.  Using Ego for F1 perhaps at the time looked like a good decision but it seem to restrict things at times. Underlying code causing fundamental flaws which cannot be fixed.  A downward spiral as people may not buy equalling less money and then a question from the team on how much to invest.  I dont have a next gen. I have a fairly ok PC but only a 20inch monitor and only 2 tiny speakers. Unlike my console setup. This could be the same for quite a few I.e. Not got an next gen. So many would feel that they missed out on a polished game. It's a shame but it will also cost Codies more in sales.