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F1 2011 Time Trials - Summer 2012!

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by Tom, Aug 21, 2012.

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  1. Tom

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    With the imminent release of F1 2012 it's time to turn your engines on for real once more. No more playing around and fighting the AI, it's time to get back on track and put the pedal to the metal. We have thus revived the time trials.

    Another track. Another car. A new challenge every 5 days.

    Fixed car, fixed track & fixed conditions in TIME TRIAL mode. Once you're done, please post your time & a screenshot in here and update your post in case you improve your lap time. Please do not make another post!

    Please keep in mind that we might ask you to provide proof of your lap time, so recording your lap (not the replay) would be best. You can do so by either using Fraps or DXTory. You're free to compete if you're playing on consoles as well but please keep in mind that you'll still have to record your lap.

    August 21st: McLaren Mercedes @ Interlagos, Brazil in dry conditions.​
    August 27th: Ferrari @ Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium in wet conditions​
    September 1st: Lotus-Renault @ Suzuka, Japan in dry conditions​
    September 6th: Red Bull-Renault @ Melbourne, Australia in dry conditions​
    September 14th: Sahara Force India @ New Delhi, India in dry conditions​
    Please do not post off-topic stuff in here.​
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  2. Tom

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    McLaren @ Interlagos (DRY)
    Oli Peacock - 1:05.763​
    motion_blur - 1:05.818​
    AlecJB - 1:06.532​
    Ferrari @ Spa-Francorchamps (WET)
    Kristian Nenov - 1:47.230​
    Robert Eady - 1.48.049​
    AlecJB - 1:48.396​
    Ralf Huisman - 1:50.999​
    Lotus @ Suzuka (DRY)
    Kristian Nenov - 1:26.938​
    AlecJB - 1:28.486​
    Red Bull @ Australia (DRY)
    Kristian Nenov - 1:19.439​
    David E. Richards - 1:20.214​
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  3. 1:05.818

    Just for fun :)
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  4. Chris

    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Member

    So glad you won't be able to do that in '12. Lol you're gearbox would have exploded just from T1. Haha. But apart from the downshifting, that was a really nice lap!
  5. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    @Tom Endres Could we not just photo the leader board. some of us Boxers dont have recording devices.
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  6. Tom

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    Fine by me if there's no way you can record your lap. :)
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  7. 1:06:532:

    Not as quick as Motion_Blur yet but will ruthlessly spend the best part of the day tomorrow (well, when I wake up ;) ) trying to edge closer and closer to that time. Keep an eye out for updates to this post!
  8. Oli Peacock

    Oli Peacock
    Sim Racer

  9. Tom

    Staff Emeritus Premium Member

    Alright, there you go! A new challenge in Belgium! :)
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  10. 1:49.987

    Finally broke into the sub one minute fifty second mark but still plenty of room for improvement. :)


    Previous PB times:



  11. Haha, there you go Alec; 1:50.999 ;)

  13. AMAZING LAP mate! just AMAZING LAP!

  14. We got on with it! Further improvements to be expected..
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  15. Chris

    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Member

    Hey Tom, do you know of any other good recording programs that are free? Because i've tried Fraps, but it only lets me record 30 seconds, coz i dont want to buy it, and i tried DXTory and it's video quality was terrible..

    I could try uploading from my Ipad, however it will be off screen.
  16. Tom

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    MSI Afterburner can record videos but I'm not sure if it's going to work without having an MSI graphics card installed. :)
  17. I have used MSI Afterburner before with an EVGA graphics card no problem. While I usually use FRAPS, this program is great as it is much less taxing on system resources while recording. There are also lots more options for you to choose in regards to video quality, for example you can choose higher video compression which means the quality is not quite as good as the original footage, but the filesize is much much smaller - on the other hand you can also push everything for max quality at the expense of massive file size, but even then it doesn't tax the system too much I found.

    You will want to edit the footage once you have "shot" it to a. reduce file size again and b. crop it down to only show what you want to be seen (eg. the hotlap).

    Windows Live Movie Maker is a good simple editing tool - but I do usually find the colours change after rendering the finished video. If you can get your hands on Sony Vegas - that is an excellent tool for editing clips however there are lots of buttons so it will take a little bit of playing around to work out what to do.

    Hope this helps!
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  18. Tom

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    I have to admit, Fraps is causing trouble to me as well. Often files are in excess of 70GB and some games tend to drop to 1-2 FPS when they do. I have no idea why, sadly.
  19. I recommend MSI Afterburner too. The screen and video capture work on any machine and graphics card, it impacts game performance less than FRAPS, gives you more control over resolution, quality etc., records with smaller file sizes than FRAPS at even the highest quality settings, still gives close to lossless recording quality (which will be reduced on uploading anyway) and is completely free :)

    With my ATI HD6870 I can record at 1080p 30fps with 90% quality (mjpg compression) and the game runs at above 50fps all the time, miles better than with FRAPS.

    Anyway, I'm going to try the time trial now (I could only manage 1.05.9 at Brazil), sorry for the off-topic ;)

    Update: Spent half an hour or so messing up in the wet at Spa :D But got down to a 1.48.049 - video:
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  20. Here's my first try at Spa. It's 3 AM so it's not my best but I don't have any energy left to try and improve it but low 47's are definitely possible.

    Also, can I make a lap at Brazil and put it here because I didn't have video card back then? :D

    UPDATE: Today I did a few more laps, but my first one was the best. :D 46's are definitely possible. With a bad sector 2 and 1 corner from sector 3 I could still get into low 47's so.. if I wasn't so lazy I could try a 46. :D

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