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RTA said:
Too much negativity towards Autosport so far from what I've seen. I personally think this game is great. Absolutely loving the Touring side of it. Having a blast on my PS3 with my G27 wheel. 
yeah I've not played the game yet so can't speak from first hand experience but I think some of it's been a little unnecessary given the short turnaround CM have had to create this game.
Is that so? Grid2 was a blunder of a game. Drove nice enough but the game around it was almost non-existent. Not what was expected. Now they "fix" it and charge owners of Grid2 again AAA dollars? I find this ludicrous and wrong. I maybe buy F1 2014 but only if I get a PROPER 14-day trial demo that is unlocked. If not - no cash from me. And Grid-Autosport I will give a miss because of the above reasons. I find CM really unethical. Only topped by EA tbh.
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I'd like seconds on the low chase cam. Quite noticeable on the mini, needs raising a bit. I'd like a quit option in the pre race set up menu, it's a long wait if you don't want to play that track or game mode & can't quit till the pause menu. I'm not keen on the menu music. Good racing though, it was nice to be back on some of the old, good tracks. The new tracks tend to have to many slow corners.
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If you have a keyboard plugged in along with your wheel, the keyboard should still function for all the GUI stuff. So ESC to pause/go back, ENTER to select, arrow keys for navigation, F1/F2 correspond to what would be the 'X' and 'Y' buttons on a 360 controller.

Definitely hear what you're saying, that you'd like to be able to see these and remap them on keyboard while your wheels are plugged in. But hopefully if you're struggling with functionality that will help you out a bit! :)
I have tried bashing random keys on the kb to find # 6, # 17, etc but no luck so far, enter and back does enough to play the game but it would be good to see deeper through some menu's.
I'm at work atm so cant try but later Ill try every key on kb to see if there is some function.
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Very pretty game, but I have performance issues on my PC.
Perhaps my GPU is getting old :/
Although it's very inconsistent, one minute I have ~40fps, go round a turn, it drops down to like ~9fps.
Would be nice to get that fleshed out soon, as it's really the only thing preventing me from playing as much as I would.
(I'm somewhat a graphics whore, then again, polished turd, is still turd :/ (Not saying this game is crap though lol))

Overall gameplay is enjoyable, would like a the damage and flashbacks to resemble GRID 1 more and destruction derby would be fun. The thing I enjoyed most on GRID.
Definitely an improvement from GRID 2.
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MarkVenom said:
RTA said:
Too much negativity towards Autosport so far from what I've seen. I personally think this game is great. Absolutely loving the Touring side of it. Having a blast on my PS3 with my G27 wheel. 
yeah I've not played the game yet so can't speak from first hand experience but I think some of it's been a little unnecessary given the short turnaround CM have had to create this game.
Is that so? Grid2 was a blunder of a game. Drove nice enough but the game around it was almost non-existent. Not what was expected. Now they "fix" it and charge owners of Grid2 again AAA dollars? I find this ludicrous and wrong. I maybe buy F1 2014 but only if I get a PROPER 14-day trial demo that is unlocked. If not - no cash from me. And Grid-Autosport I will give a miss because of the above reasons. I find CM really unethical. Only topped by EA tbh.
The "Drove nice enough" comment says it all, Sorry but Grid 2 was utter pants, so was Dirt Showdown. CM tried a change of direction and it failed to take off..

We TOCA/GRID/CMR fans gave them such a had time over this that they actually listened to us and GAS is the response. When you ever heard of EA answering a question let alone fixing one? they leave that entirely to the community at large.....

Sorry but I give credit to the people who ARE willing to say "Sorry people we screwed the pooch on this, here's what you say you actually wanted". unlike EA's typical attitude of "How sad, to bad, we got your money and we're in the pub!".

As for AAA prices? GAS @ £26.99 if you own Grid 2 (£29.99 if not) plus £22.99 for all 8 DLC's a total of around £50. Now compare that to BF4 Premium £90+ (when I bought it now £69,98) with 5 DLC's? THAT'S ludicrous pricing.

So you think that the CM Staff shouldn't get paid for their efforts to create a new game? If it upsets you so badly vote with your wallet dude...
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Loggy said:
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I have another small issue relating to key binding.

so i use a g27 wheel along with the pedals, but i dont use the shifter...its up in the  loft the useless pos that it is.

anywa, i tell GAS that im using g27, i customise certain actions and go racing, go through some menus yaddayadda.

Now some menu selections are mapped to g27 buttons that i dont have....theyre on the absent shifter.

I want to re-map these keys to my keyboard....did it in grid....grid2 and other games.

either i havent found the right place in GAS options to do this re-mapping...or its missing from the game.

lil help?

ps...hope yall havin fun 8D
Yess ! thats it..  thats why I also cant find those keys lol, the GUI menu selector buttons need to be remappable.. And to make it worse I remap all my wheel buttons to views and handbrake so none of them do GUI stuff, only the gear paddles go left and right through some menus.
Biig fun :)
Hey guys. Big discussion about this on Race Department. Try this tread -- http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/grid-autosport-logitech-g27-settings.89250/
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WJY said:
Hi,could anyone tell me how to adjust deadzone in the game?
thx

What type of controller are you using (wheel/pad)? If you are using a gamepad, keyboard or joystick, you can't adjust anything! Only if you have a wheel that is supported does the advanced options become available. The only other way to adjust deadzone and saturation is to edit the xml file for your gamepad, but you still can't adjust linearity.
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ahhahaa yooohoooo i got game and its amazing!:-O its better than i expected to be!  8-} 

                    This game has come directly from glory past of Codemasters
 
Its a combination of Toca 3 (handling - physics) and some disciplines like touring cars etc) , Grid 1 (modes derby , drift , city tracks , fast action etc) and Grid 2 only about graphics (hopefully) ;))
Also interface (in online where to select cars , upgrades , liveries ), music it reminds me the old gran turismo games of ps1 which i loved them !:x
And becuase the enemy of the good is the better , some things it could be better :

- Chase view could be a bit higher...sometimes you can not see the road well because of the car! (the option to adjust  camera's shaking is very wellcome) 
- Cockpit view has poor graphics (we hope in modders for that) But if ever made this i only install such a mod if it is fully compatible for online and creates no problem (lower fpsetc)
- City tracks should have night version as it would be easy to be added directly from Grid 2! 
- Gamepad's settings ( to set dead zones , linirity etc)

That time i can not find other negative feature but in any case i can live with them...
I dont want to be heard extreme but i feel like having the best racing game ever since 2007 i have got PC.
I am gonna buy seaon pass too! 

Thank you so much Codemasters for this great game! =D>
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Some quick constructive feedback here.

The second screen feature on the PC is excellent, but the map and markings for your and other cars on it aren't easy to see.  Can these be made bigger, and perhaps different colours, so it is easy to glance over while racing?

Thanks,
Ian
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MarkVenom said:
RTA said:
Too much negativity towards Autosport so far from what I've seen. I personally think this game is great. Absolutely loving the Touring side of it. Having a blast on my PS3 with my G27 wheel. 
yeah I've not played the game yet so can't speak from first hand experience but I think some of it's been a little unnecessary given the short turnaround CM have had to create this game.
Is that so? Grid2 was a blunder of a game. Drove nice enough but the game around it was almost non-existent. Not what was expected. Now they "fix" it and charge owners of Grid2 again AAA dollars? I find this ludicrous and wrong. I maybe buy F1 2014 but only if I get a PROPER 14-day trial demo that is unlocked. If not - no cash from me. And Grid-Autosport I will give a miss because of the above reasons. I find CM really unethical. Only topped by EA tbh.
The "Drove nice enough" comment says it all, Sorry but Grid 2 was utter pants, so was Dirt Showdown. CM tried a change of direction and it failed to take off..

We TOCA/GRID/CMR fans gave them such a had time over this that they actually listened to us and GAS is the response. When you ever heard of EA answering a question let alone fixing one? they leave that entirely to the community at large.....

Sorry but I give credit to the people who ARE willing to say "Sorry people we screwed the pooch on this, here's what you say you actually wanted". unlike EA's typical attitude of "How sad, to bad, we got your money and we're in the pub!".

As for AAA prices? GAS @ £26.99 if you own Grid 2 (£29.99 if not) plus £22.99 for all 8 DLC's a total of around £50. Now compare that to BF4 Premium £90+ (when I bought it now £69,98) with 5 DLC's? THAT'S ludicrous pricing.

So you think that the CM Staff shouldn't get paid for their efforts to create a new game? If it upsets you so badly vote with your wallet dude...
Yeah Grid 2 was nothing more than a glorified NFS game without the police chases really.
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RobertKNL said:
@Loore I've been through 7 carreer races (all with Razer and Touring car races), and every race, my engineer tells me my gearbox is shot (near the end of the race), but I'm driving with automatic gears. Meanwhile I don't notice any difference. Is this a glitch?
That's odd, I've not come across that one before. What format are you playing on? 
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Has anybody seen any of the Black Edition content yet, by the way? I believe I saw Ravenwests white livery during a custom cup (not sure), but that is about it. Obviously it is difficult to spot the 20 additional sponsor objectives if you don't know how much sponsor objectives there were in the first place, and I don't know whether the SLS Black Edition makes an appearance in the Career mode, or is only available in custom cup/multiplayer. 
I didn't pre-order for the Black Edition content (I just wanted to play this game as soon as possible), so it doesn't matter that much, but still, has anybody seen the SLS Black?
The SLS black is in the game somewhere in the Street class. I think in Grand Tourers or something.

I don't know which online sponsors are for the Black Edition either but I did work out that the extra liveries are 20 of the liveries from Grid 1 (including my favourite! <3).


... It's also a lot easier to get money than I expected it to be. Got $150,000 in-game already from just doing touring races. Close to buying my first touring car (honda civic)!. And then I'll get the Presteza-14 because that thing's sweet. :)
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MarkVenom said:
RTA said:
Too much negativity towards Autosport so far from what I've seen. I personally think this game is great. Absolutely loving the Touring side of it. Having a blast on my PS3 with my G27 wheel. 
yeah I've not played the game yet so can't speak from first hand experience but I think some of it's been a little unnecessary given the short turnaround CM have had to create this game.
Is that so? Grid2 was a blunder of a game. Drove nice enough but the game around it was almost non-existent. Not what was expected. Now they "fix" it and charge owners of Grid2 again AAA dollars? I find this ludicrous and wrong. I maybe buy F1 2014 but only if I get a PROPER 14-day trial demo that is unlocked. If not - no cash from me. And Grid-Autosport I will give a miss because of the above reasons. I find CM really unethical. Only topped by EA tbh.
The "Drove nice enough" comment says it all, Sorry but Grid 2 was utter pants, so was Dirt Showdown. CM tried a change of direction and it failed to take off..

We TOCA/GRID/CMR fans gave them such a had time over this that they actually listened to us and GAS is the response. When you ever heard of EA answering a question let alone fixing one? they leave that entirely to the community at large.....

Sorry but I give credit to the people who ARE willing to say "Sorry people we screwed the pooch on this, here's what you say you actually wanted". unlike EA's typical attitude of "How sad, to bad, we got your money and we're in the pub!".

As for AAA prices? GAS @ £26.99 if you own Grid 2 (£29.99 if not) plus £22.99 for all 8 DLC's a total of around £50. Now compare that to BF4 Premium £90+ (when I bought it now £69,98) with 5 DLC's? THAT'S ludicrous pricing.

So you think that the CM Staff shouldn't get paid for their efforts to create a new game? If it upsets you so badly vote with your wallet dude...
Yeah Grid 2 was nothing more than a glorified NFS game without the police chases really.
Grid 2's handling model apart from the 'faster to drift through corners mechanics' was still in a different league to any NFS game I've ever played. Dirt Showdown would be a better comparison.
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MarkVenom said:
RTA said:
Too much negativity towards Autosport so far from what I've seen. I personally think this game is great. Absolutely loving the Touring side of it. Having a blast on my PS3 with my G27 wheel. 
yeah I've not played the game yet so can't speak from first hand experience but I think some of it's been a little unnecessary given the short turnaround CM have had to create this game.
Is that so? Grid2 was a blunder of a game. Drove nice enough but the game around it was almost non-existent. Not what was expected. Now they "fix" it and charge owners of Grid2 again AAA dollars? I find this ludicrous and wrong. I maybe buy F1 2014 but only if I get a PROPER 14-day trial demo that is unlocked. If not - no cash from me. And Grid-Autosport I will give a miss because of the above reasons. I find CM really unethical. Only topped by EA tbh.
The "Drove nice enough" comment says it all, Sorry but Grid 2 was utter pants, so was Dirt Showdown. CM tried a change of direction and it failed to take off..

We TOCA/GRID/CMR fans gave them such a had time over this that they actually listened to us and GAS is the response. When you ever heard of EA answering a question let alone fixing one? they leave that entirely to the community at large.....

Sorry but I give credit to the people who ARE willing to say "Sorry people we screwed the pooch on this, here's what you say you actually wanted". unlike EA's typical attitude of "How sad, to bad, we got your money and we're in the pub!".

As for AAA prices? GAS @ £26.99 if you own Grid 2 (£29.99 if not) plus £22.99 for all 8 DLC's a total of around £50. Now compare that to BF4 Premium £90+ (when I bought it now £69,98) with 5 DLC's? THAT'S ludicrous pricing.

So you think that the CM Staff shouldn't get paid for their efforts to create a new game? If it upsets you so badly vote with your wallet dude...
Yeah Grid 2 was nothing more than a glorified NFS game without the police chases really.
Grid 2's handling model apart from the 'faster to drift through corners mechanics' was still in a different league to any NFS game I've ever played. Dirt Showdown would be a better comparison.
well I haven't played Dirt Showdown but I have played a number of NFS games
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Loore said:
It could be a driver issues for the GPU if it hasn't been updated for 2 years. In this case I'd suggest you talk to our support team custserv@codemasters.com and they'll be able to help you out.
Investigation.
Low resolution, 60+/-fps, lowest settings (Video)
I have 70% CPU usage, 0-20% GPU usage, 1GB RAM usage, so game does not use hardware for full.
The more you play, the more freezes and fps drop in main menu you have. From 100fps to 10fps. After 1st race main menu fps drop to 50.

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Well I've just started playing Autosport and I'm quite enjoying it so far but the EGO engine Codies uses is long, long past it's sell by date. While it may have been cutting edge back in '98, it's now '14. I don't even bother to look at the replays because the graphics are torture on the eyes and not to mention the lousy camera angles. I reinstalled NFS Shift 2 Unlimited recently and that game dates back to '11 but the graphics are far superior to the latest Grid Autosport and they're not great by any of today's standards. I heard there were complaints about Grid 2 not having a cockpit view and looking at Autosport's they should've left it out again such is the unsightly mess. 
C'mon Codemasters retire that tired old game engine already and bring on something a bit more advanced with some decent physics as well. I'm not into console gaming but the new Forza and Gran Turismo are all but going to embarrass this game in graphics and physics. It's time to up the ante. 
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Having played both GRID and GRID 2, I will add my comments to this thread.

The vehicle physics are better than both GRID and GRID 2. They feel far better and more realistic than GRID 2 and encourage proper racing lines, etc. The physics are also better than the first GRID; with traction control off, you're able to feel how much traction you have and use power to fix your direction whereas in the first GRID, turning traction control off just seemed to make you spin out a lot.

The career mode is much better than GRID 2. It's very well done and I enjoy how the disciplines are split. Events are unique enough. However, I enjoyed owning my own team in GRID, using my own livery, making money, buying cars, hiring my own teammate, and earning sponsorships. GRID's racing world felt rather alive in that drivers and teams would move through the ranks every season, and Ravenwest Motorsport wasn't present in every event. It feels a bit odd in GRID Autosport to move through the different series, seasons, and disciplines only to find the same teams in all of them. It's a different approach certainly. I would like it more if I felt like I was moving up through "feeder series" into bigger events, such as going from CAT C to CAT B to CAT A with each having different teams and different tracks (as in, CAT A would use full GP circuits and CAT C would use smaller circuits.) Also, it would be nice to have the Race Engineer to help tune the car in practice. It would make practice more worthwhile.

The AI are still varied and not too predictable, just like in GRID. It makes the game more exciting when they take differing lines or spin without player input. However, this time around it seems like the AI really don't like to race as clean as they did in GRID. They like to hit me when I'm trying to stay clean at the start of the race or in a turn when they're faster than me, which is another point I'd like to bring up. It might just be me, but it seems like that on most circuits, the AI are poor at a section of track I seem to be good at and I gain time easily, but on other sections of track it's like they take impossibly difficult lines and will even hit me. This can be seen best at Brands Hatch GP on Endurance GT Group 2.

I also have some gripes with Endurance Racing in GRID Autosport. I think fuel use and pitting should be options. It feels strange to have tire wear but not fuel consumption. I know Codemasters can do this well, as I've seen it in the F1 games! I also feel like the field should have to complete the final lap when the time runs out. Like in the first GRID, it would add a lot of realism to have several classes on-track at the same time. I think this could be done next-gen with more AI, so please consider it. This also goes back to having the feeling of moving through series, as in the first GRID we had real GT2 through LMP1 teams such as Oreca, Multimac, Audi, etc. There should also be at least 2 cars to choose from in each class. I'm mainly referring to Endurance GT Ultimate.

As far as Online goes, I think it's mostly very well done, so I will only post the gripes I have about it. Some of the cars, especially the Cup cars such as the Shelby Daytona, are outrageously expensive, especially for a car to be used in a one-make race. I wouldn't complain about, say, a hypercar being 1.5 million dollars, but some are little ridiculous. Also, I think the one-make cups should only repeat one time as opposed to the normal series repeating twice. For example, online Endurance should do two GT Group 1 races, then one Mazda 787B cup as a break, and then two GT Group 2 races. Also, I don't know if anyone's noticed, but the flag displayed in-game reflects your single player driver rather than your IP, like GRID and unlike GRID 2. That means that if I want to have a little fun in single player and make a fictional driver, I will show up as Japanese when I am actually from the United States. I also think I should be able to copy liveries from car to car.

I can't comment on racing wheels because I use a controller. Kudos for having fully customizable controls, and thanks for making one of the most fun racing games on PS3 (and the best one online.)
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Hey guys, great game, couple of tiny things that I feel are needed

Single Player:
-A race confirm message asking if you are sure you want to start the race (for when you do not practice or qualify, lost count how many times I've accidentally hit Race when I meant to go into practice to try a tune setup)
- XP bonus for race length being longer in difficulty.
- PIT STOPS and drive through penalties. Kinda shocked this isn't already in, especially endurance. If animation for pitting is a concern just lock the camera to dash camera for the stop.
- Custom team in Career, nobody wants the ultimate goal of racing for Nub Team Ravenwest, we all want to destroy them in team standings and make them lose all their sponsors.
- Demolition derby in career mode / custom cup


Multi Player:
- Get rid of the reversed tracks in playlists, NO one wants to race Mount Panorama, Spa Francochamp, etc in reverse yet whenever it comes up in the vote options more often than not they are the reversed courses.
- Playlists that disable assists and flashbacks
- in playlists Make the starting grid off previous race result reversed instead of points, seems a little ridiculous the best player always starts in poll with a 200 point lead when newcomers to online and the session always have to start in the back.
- For custom cup online make the starting grid apply to the AI drivers as well
-For custom cup allow multiple disciplines in a cup, would be nice to throw some demolition derby in the same cup with touring etc
- Demolition derby playlist please
- Custom livery for derby cars
- Team Racing
- On the vote screen display the class of cars that will be used. A lot of us wouldn't vote to race a specfic track because it would be mini cup

probably got a thousand more ideas but these are my suggestions for now
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I'm a big fan of codemasters F1 games and thought I would buy this game while waiting for the F1 2014 to come out. I really wish I hadn't. I've been playing it for a couple of hours and found myself getting really bored with it. It looks to me like the programmers really wanted to make this game for Xbox one and ps4 shame they didn't the PC version would've been a lot better. :(
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I completely understand why the interior view is blurred out, but why are the mirrors and dials blurred out as well? To me that really does defeat the point of adding the interior view in the first place. Other than that though I am loving this game, I think the structure of career mode is excellent and I am thoroughly enjoying it. I hope Codemasters can bring a few decent updates/DLC before moving off to the world of 'next-gen'.
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Not sure if it is already mentioned not in the mood to go thru all the posts, but I find that when youre making a skin the view to youre car is terrible.
Can you guys add sonething like holding right mouse button to turn the car so we can look at roof etc?

Now all I can do is turn the car with steering wheel and zoom in and out wth pedals and this really doesn't cut it. 


Also would be nice if we could make sessions with diiferent disciplines.
Like first time attack on the track and next one a race.
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Finally got my copy today through the post will update once I've had a little play


Enjoying Career mode just finished a championship in the touring cars won by only 2 points won only 1 of the races though the reverse grid at Istanbul but all in all I'm having a great time with Autosport so far. I've had to remap my controls slightly differently  to one's that I'm most comfortable in using but that's really my only complaint I've got at the moment but it's relatively minor as I'm working around it anyway.

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Played the 360 version for a few hours. Getting some time in on career before hitting online. Playing on hard difficulty with no assists. All good so far. AI aggression is nicely balanced I think. Having trouble with the street race on Dubai. Is it just me or is that track really slippery? All good so far. Thanks Codemasters for bringing GRID back to me!
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Played the 360 version for a few hours. Getting some time in on career before hitting online. Playing on hard difficulty with no assists. All good so far. AI aggression is nicely balanced I think. Having trouble with the street race on Dubai. Is it just me or is that track really slippery? All good so far. Thanks Codemasters for bringing GRID back to me!
I put it down to the sand dust on the road.  I think you can actually see a slight yellowish dusting at certain sections. 
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id love to enjoy this game however

1. it keeps freezing on loading screen
2. it freezes uploading to youtube

i mean ive played the game less than an hr and have these issues already. i'm not trying to be a sour puss but because of the amount of promise this has i'm sorely disappointed.


before people jump on me, im persevering atm 
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I don't like it.


I can't turn the cars unless i slow to a crawl

Any of the ABS, Traction Control etc...make your car as slow as a turd.

After just learning to get around a corner in Grid2, now I have to learn all over again and I guess becausse I'm a moron I can't figure out how to get a car around a corner amymore. I just about give up and wish i had my money back cause this is bad.


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I don't like it.


I can't turn the cars unless i slow to a crawl

Any of the ABS, Traction Control etc...make your car as slow as a turd.

After just learning to get around a corner in Grid2, now I have to learn all over again and I guess becausse I'm a moron I can't figure out how to get a car around a corner amymore. I just about give up and wish i had my money back cause this is bad.


Once you master Autosports handling it becomes better. The entry level cars seem to feel as though they're running on flat tyres with broken diffs or something.
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Actually Grid 2 was bad. You were supposed to dive into a corner full speed and once you turned your car sideways you slowed down and made the corner.

In reall life you would fly trought a corner and crash terribly every single time.

Grid Autosport is much more realistic in that you have to break BEFORE the corner. You slow down pass the apex and then put the power down on the trackout. Thats how racing works. I suggest you stay behind AI for a lap and don't try to race. Also try doing practise before racing on unknown tracks. Look for boards with numbers. These show distance to the turn. You should start breaking at between 150 and 100 meters before most slower corners. Try to learn the tracks and remember breaking points. If you are playing with manual gearbox you also are learning gears for corners. 

Only after you can comfortably go trought every corner on the track you should try to shave of time by trying later breaking point, different racing lines, turn in points, later apex. Driving on the outside when passing, cutunder opponent car. There are so many decisions to make during the race. 

Grid 2 was arcade game that happened to have cars in it. It was ok to have fun, you could drift your way trought every corner. 
Grid Autosport , while still not simulation, requires and rewards proper racing techniques. No longer drifting is fast. If you wan't to be quick, you should counter the slides as soon as possible. Try to always operate within your tires limit.  
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Just a little problem my friends and i found, i have 2 mates that we race the formula c with and we bought have bought them and done liveries and tuning with and we were all up to level 26-30 when BOTH my mates levels went back down to 1, they noticed it when they went to change there livery, @Loore‌ is this a glitch? And has anyone else had this problem? Still an awsome game
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Thorinbur said:
Actually Grid 2 was bad. You were supposed to dive into a corner full speed and once you turned your car sideways you slowed down and made the corner.

In reall life you would fly trought a corner and crash terribly every single time.

Grid Autosport is much more realistic in that you have to break BEFORE the corner. You slow down pass the apex and then put the power down on the trackout. Thats how racing works. I suggest you stay behind AI for a lap and don't try to race. Also try doing practise before racing on unknown tracks. Look for boards with numbers. These show distance to the turn. You should start breaking at between 150 and 100 meters before most slower corners. Try to learn the tracks and remember breaking points. If you are playing with manual gearbox you also are learning gears for corners. 

Only after you can comfortably go trought every corner on the track you should try to shave of time by trying later breaking point, different racing lines, turn in points, later apex. Driving on the outside when passing, cutunder opponent car. There are so many decisions to make during the race. 

Grid 2 was arcade game that happened to have cars in it. It was ok to have fun, you could drift your way trought every corner. 
Grid Autosport , while still not simulation, requires and rewards proper racing techniques. No longer drifting is fast. If you wan't to be quick, you should counter the slides as soon as possible. Try to always operate within your tires limit.  
Grid 2 wasn't trying to be accurate. It did what it set out to do perfectly. It's probably the best drift-based racer in a decade.
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Alright round two of my suggestions Multiplayer: -Online car degradation..... Please for the love of motorsports balance this out. After only 350 miles I'm spending 90,000 every 5 races on maintenance while only making 10,000 per race (if I win) I'm all for the concept but this is way overkill. -Allow spectator cam when joining a game in progress. -improve lag ghosts, they cause massive crashes when a car solidifes inside of my car. -massive price adjustments payouts and balancing is needed. Full games only pay 15k yet some cars cost over a million. Don't even think about money packs. -the ability to represent your racenet team without a unified livery. -racenet team integration, make it so we can do it all in game.
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Wouldn't mind a little more realism, Driving around Brands hatch in cat C touring cars (WTCC equivalent), I hardly have to brake at all.
I think this is because it feels like the car automatically slows down while cornering, I have all assists off. I know that you cannot accelerate as fast whilst cornering, but something just feels a bit off here.

How do I check my online impact rating? I cannot join random matches, and says something about my impact rating, but I've hardly raced online, I've been a clean driver. 

Otherwise, so far I'm enjoying the game.

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I finished that first race on Hockenheim with a big smile on my face, great job Codemasters!


The only thing I'm not too keen on is the massive amount of layouts for the tracks, it can get a bit confusing, and I find some don't really work that well in reverse, like Bathurst and Red Bull Ring. But I'm struggling to find something to complain about so far :)

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I was playing online in a closed session this morning doing time attacks with a mate filled up with AI on hard in a 5 race session.
First 2 races everything was fine.
Then the 3rd race started my mate didn't see any AI and I saw while waiting for my turn to start several AI going over the startline and just rolled out and where standing still on the track for the rest of the race.
Then on the end of the race we got stuck on result screen and needed to quit.   :(
This happened to me on a friday aswell with other friends
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Bugs I have found on the ps3:

(1) Sound problems. Missing replay music, sometimes it can be heard, other times not. Car radio does not always work, just get a crackle instead of a voice update. Music not always present when playing checkpoint and eliminator modes. Flashback sound does not always play when pressing triangle button to start and end flashback. Too many sound dropouts occur when racing. Also menu sound effects when moving around the menu can disappear at will.

(2) On racenet, the leaderboards show the overall fastest times for the challenges, but as soon as you compete in them, the leaderboards just become the 20 above you and the 20 below you, with you always on 21st best! There is no way to see what the fastest time is on that challenge! You should be able to scroll through top, nearest, friends and club times.

(3) When selecting your liveries for the car, it would be nice to use R1 and L1 to scroll through them and then view the car close up. Why do you have to go to another screen to select your livery BUT it then takes you into the event once you select your livery. It should be like GRID 2 where you can scroll through them on the same page and view the car.

(4) Custom Cup - it always changes the track when you amend one of the other choices. If I pick the track, then decide to change the car type, the track has changed, even though that track can be used for those cars. Also why do I have to enter another screen to select the track. I select event details and it shows the track selected, but then I have to go into another screen. On Grid 2 this could be done from the same screen. Is there any chance next to event details, you could have the track name to the right and if you wish to change it, you just go to one more screen to change, rather than 2! And after playing a custom cup, when you return back to the selection menu, the track has changed.

(5) Grid order - sometimes when I finish in the top 3 on race 1, instead of putting me to the back for the next race, I find myself in pole position.

(6) Checkpoint and eliminator, GRID 2 had these nailed, but in Grid Autosport, they lack the excitement. We need more use of the music and the radio to create more tension, it is very lame the way it has been implemented. Put it back to how GRID 2 had it.

(7) Online, once you have done a search to see what lobbies there are, a list is produced, if you go into one of these lobbies and find the event underway, when you back out, instead of going to the lobby list, it takes you right out and it takes another 2-3 menu pages to get back to the lobby list. Please amend so you go back to the lobby list!

Hopefully these niggles can easily be sorted. I have Grid, Grid 2 and now Grid Autosport. Enjoyed the first 2 but the latest one just feels a little bit rushed and not as polished as it could be. I am sure with a few patches down the line, the game can be put right.

If I find any more bugs/problems I will add them to this thread. However it is nice to be able to contact codemasters and leave feedback, it is refreshing these days for companies to talk and hopefully listen to their customers. Thanks.


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I was playing online in a closed session this morning doing time attacks with a mate filled up with AI on hard in a 5 race session.
First 2 races everything was fine.
Then the 3rd race started my mate didn't see any AI and I saw while waiting for my turn to start several AI going over the startline and just rolled out and where standing still on the track for the rest of the race.
Then on the end of the race we got stuck on result screen and needed to quit.   :(
This happened to me on a friday aswell with other friends
http://forums.codemasters.com/discussion/1185/ai-crashing-game-online-custom-cup#latest

Yeah Assie i have had that problem a lot

was also using AI on hard every time will try it on a different setting and see!!!
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OK the good :

Fantastic track graphics.Never played on Bathhurst on CM game before, but track is done really well, much better than GT6 IMO.

Handling is good. Did not play Grid 2, but the handling on this one feels fine. Maybe a bit slidey and difficult to control the openwheelers. They seem to have a tendency to slide on all four wheels (or at least thats what it feels like) rather than losing the back end so much. I'm not saying this is bad, just that it needs some adjustment in play compared to Grid and F1.

Car sounds work well for me. I think there can always be improvement, but these are far better than say GT6. Paginin sounds great.

The Bad :

The AI. I must admit probably better to term the AI as "The mediocre" as there are some things I like about it and some not so good. I've had some great battles with the AI and it has been fun. But sometimes they just do terrible things. The worst experience is when you are losing ground in touring cars or battling to keep position. The AI will come up behind you and shunt you off the track and you end up frustrated because you lost out without really doing anything wrong. If you are moving up the field without having to pay attention to what's behind the experience feels much better. This may link in with the lack of mirrors.

The UI. This is really bad. I want to swear, but I know I shouldn't. Whoever designed this should be given a good talking to. Some basic points, unnecessary button clicks. Options that are central (ie choosing track) not being at level one in the hierachy - it's like the guy/girl who desgined the UI never played the game. Unused space on the screen that could have been used to simplify the selection process but instead is left blank. I could go on. Fortunately the UI is a minor annoyance rather than something that wrecks the game.

The car graphics. These look a bit poor on the openwheelers. Guess it is a consequence of needing to render so many cars on the track at once (Dirt 3 cars are fine on PS3). Car engine detailing is quite poor (sometimes better not to bother) and the tyres looked very poor when dislodged from the tyre wall. Maybe time to move to PC methinks.

The ugly. :

I play the game probably in a bit of a weird way. I like to do lap after lap on the openwheelers. This is great until you come to lap 10 (PS3, controller, automatic gears) at which point gear 5 dissappears and sometimes the car becomes impossible to handle, even if you have no damage. It's like the game can't conceive that anyone would want to do more than 10 laps and decides to trash your chances at that point.

I don't know whether it is a bug, or me using the UI in a poor way, but I find it difficult to select the right track, and when I finish a custom cup and go back into the UI it seems like the track is scrambled. NO ! It should keep the previous settings I used for the last race. There is something weird going on here.

Didn't see the helicam. @Loore and @justbiglee mentioned the helicam, so where is it, did it not make the final build or do you have to go into a certain mode in order to get it ?

OK, So overall :

This is a good game, there are some annoyances, but generally it is solid. I have only briefly tried the MP, but it was fun. I think the handling is good enough to allow good racing. The graphics are good, but there are some bugs/minor annoyances. The UI being the primary one for me.

To rate, I thing 3/5 is too stingy and 4/5 too good. Then 7/10 again feels too stingy and maybe 8 too good. So I will go for 7.5/10. Bear in mind that this is only after 2 days and I have barely touched many of the disciplines/tracks. I think I would have to race for at least a week before I would be happy that I had seen enough of the game to rate it properly. My guess is that my score is likely to go up rather than down. Paid full price on game for the black edition. And the crunch point, would I buy it again knowing what I know now .....  yes.

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