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  1. Had a fun little duel with @mrben09 for a few laps early on. I learned a couple of races ago that my fuel consumption always seems to be higher in the race than practice, haven't worked out why yet! So far I'm carrying too much around with me and overcompensating. Then a fairly long lonely stint, which I honestly don't mind right now at least while I'm learning the ropes. Then a TITANIC STRUGGLE with @Valver for the last ten minutes I think it was, I was the faster car at that stage but the one time I made it past cleanly I immediately messed up the next corner and lost the place a
  2. Yeah, feels like I could go double-or-quits on the PartAlert FE meryy-go-round! But I've no spare GFX card to use as a stop-gap while I gamble, I think I'll just try to forget all about this nonsense.
  3. Alright, that's helped a lot. I had to up the TC from the aggressive default to the "someone let a toddler behind the wheel" values I'm used to, but then I could get some laps together and sort my tyres out to a place where I'm almost happy (still struggling slightly to get the fronts to balance between too cold and way too hot). On my own local attempt at duplicating the Hungary race conditions I'm at around 1'27" dead and feeling like I could find more time if I could hook up my line through the lap a little better, so that's a big improvement. Thanks again!
  4. Thanks that's really helpful. Though my experience of trying to do 3 or so laps with the aggressive setup rather than safe one has been comical in the past, I am due another shot at it now.
  5. more noob questions: Setup! I am dabbling in trying to make the car drive better by adjusting things. There are rather a lot of things that can be adjusted, and some of the adjustments can make the car incredibly rubbish to drive, so this is good fun. I've read a few guides and summary sheets that enable me to do some basic stuff without getting too tangled. Good. One thing I've noticed in the last couple of tracks is that my front left tyre pressure ends up quite a lot higher than the others. I gather that we're always aiming to have all four tires in the sweet spot, s
  6. I agree but how much of that £16m pot is from what the broadcasters pay The FA for the rights? If it's none, then fair enough, I genuinely don't know. I do know the FA has taken a financial beating in the past year though and while they're hardly on the same scale as the small clubs they've made redundancies and cuts themselves. Maybe they couldn't afford to give out that money without the tournament.
  7. haha, I had a weird feeling I was confused. Apologies to both!
  8. Nice to bump into @CarloOos (not quite literally, but there was a moment) and @willmill on the server just now. I tentatively might have fixed my crash issues, too soon to know for sure. But reinstalling it made me realise I'd kinda sabotaged myself with some view settings, once back to default it gave me a much better start! Not sure what happened originally. Anyway, I did that and tried another USB port for the wheel as I had a half-inkling that the wheel might have been causing trouble. Dunno.
  9. not yet! Feels like I might be up to that “try everything and hope” stage.
  10. This system crash trouble I’ve been having in ACC is getting more frequent. after a couple of times where within about three laps it’d go, I tried a no-VR test, drive out of the pit and parked just outside. 8 minutes or so later, zap. System temps are fine and I have no idea what to try next. anyway when I have managed to get a few laps together I’m around 1’49 I think but probably should find another second-ish.
  11. Now I understand why he was all over my rear last race! VR makes it so much easier for me to know where I am in relation to other cars and the apexes etc, I’d find it hard to go back to a flat screen now I think. And just the increased sense of immersion is worth it. The biggest trade off has been how much of a faff getting set up has been. Some of this is ACC-specific, other games make it a bit easier to navigate menus etc from within the helmet. I’ve learned to deal with the lower clarity quite easily, probably because I never spent much time in the game without it.
  12. haha oh yeah! I saw you coming and just stopped at the outside of the turn there, you were safer than it looked, possibly, what with the way my car was pointing.
  13. I knew exactly where you were (VR makes it pretty easy to have some situational awareness) but you seemed so close to my back for so (relatively) long I was wondering if you were gonna pull out and around me or just expected me to veer out of the way. It's cool, was just at the end of a longish time being a challenge to stay in control. After my earlier system crash I didn't sort Discord out in time to join the second race, it was all a bit manic really. Hopefully next time I can race somewhere closer to my qualifying performance. Looking forward to it!
  14. No apologies needed, I just wanted to check if I was in the wrong really. Will just get out of the way immediately in future if my car's misbehaving like that again. Think I didn't compensate enough for the track temp dropping and went from a "quite crappy" setup to a "actually quite dangerous now" one.
  15. It’s cool @SharkyOB I was probably just rattled from how shit my car was handling by that point. And yeah once Count Buffalos was through i stayed left to let you follow. Later on @Meers went rather intimately close to my arse on the ‘bendy straight’ and I ended up just putting myself on the gravel for a bit to get clear. haha loving that Dave and me got the thumbnail in the highlights! I was just boggling at that point, every time he got near me it seemed to end in a spin, tortoise and hare stuff.
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