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AC & F1

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Richie Hill, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Richie Hill

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    Hi all,

    So I've seen the brilliant skins for the 2017 cars available for AC and it's tempting me to buy it.

    First I want to understand more about the ai and tracks available and also a race weekend.

    Is it possible to run a full F1 race weekend (quail etc)? With real life performance for teams?

    Also of the 2017 calendar how many tracks are available in AC currently (mods or otherwise)?

    Lastly, how's the ai? Am I going to get a 2017 grid that then basically never overtakes the player and acts stupid?

    Thanks for any help
    Rich
     
  2. jlnprssnr

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  3. Brandon Wright

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    Yes, but it's not knockout style qualifying, just your normal timed session with all cars on track.

    If you're just using stock content, then no because you really only have two Ferrari F1 cars to choose from, the F138 and SFT-15. But, there's an excellent mod that pairs the F138 with all the cars from that season which adds some variety and they all look the part.

    http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/ferraris-opponents-2013-league-edition.126777/

    There are a few available as stock content (Barcelona, Silverstone, Spa, Monza, Nurburgring though I don't think it's currently on the schedule). You can find several mods here to fill in some of the others, but not all of them and they can vary in quality.

    That's probably the one weak point, AI is serviceable but not the best or most aggressive. However there's an alternate launcher called Content Manager that lets you set a range for the AI so you can have cars ranging from, for example, 85%-95% which makes them more likely to pass each other and adds some variety.

    Short answer, you can have a lot of F1 fun with AC. It won't give you the full experience like the Codemasters titles do but it will offer a much better and more realistic driving experience. And if you're a masochist/rocket scientist the SFT-15 features pretty much all the hybrid, KERS, re-gen, MGU, etc. settings for you to learn and master.
     
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  4. jlnprssnr

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    Plus the AI doesn't use DRS
     
  5. Brandon Wright

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    And I believe they don't use any of the rocketship controls on the SFT-15 either.
     
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  6. BhZ

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    Afaik, they use DRS. I've always seen it while racing against the AI.
     
  7. stadlereric

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    I always see them using drs as well. I'd pay for a complete track pack mod that fills in all the gaps. I'd really like to give Baku and COTA a go in AC.
     
  8. Helmut Skrdla

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    As Brandon pointed out (Thanks :) ) we made an effort to bring the 2013 season to AC as far as the cars and teams go, even with some graded performance. Look under my name for that download.

    There's also a french payware team which will release a 2017 season. I don't want to link them because i believe they are using parts of Kunos data without permission.

    DRS is used by the AI, but there's no detection interval (so they use it every lap, same as the player can). The ERS when used by the player gives an advantage over the AI which doesn't. No knockout qualifying, no mandatory tire change.

    But there's still a lot of good F1 racing to be had if you can see beyond that.
     
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  9. RaZeR_861

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    Miss chargingcar's cars made 2014/15, unfortunately never updated the W06 and other vehicles.
     
  10. Brandon Wright

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    Content Manager can do a lot of fixing of old mods, it's pretty slick.
     
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  11. Moxley6969

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    Fw37 is getting some love and will be Re released at some point.
     
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  12. Moxley6969

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    Sounds Dont fix Legit Broken Physics tho. :p
     
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  13. Brandon Wright

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    Yes, its voodoo has limits. :laugh:
     
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  14. aphidgod

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    No, still need a brain for that one.