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Just got ARCA. Feels and looks like a bad version of rFactor. Tips?

Discussion in 'ARCA Sim Racing' started by Sean Vohs, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. As the title says, I just got the game and it looks and feels like a poor quality rFactor. Stock Car Evolution with less bugs, but uglier. I have settings turned to max and I can't make out words on anything. What's wrong? :(
  2. Do you have nvidia or ATI graphics?

    also it is good to play with the controller setup
    try in force feedback strength -65%..that should help a lot
  3. nvidia.

    I'll reverse the FFB and see how it feels. So far I feel like I've been ripped off. I already own rFactor and the SCE mod. Why did I just pay $50 for an uglier version? :( Here's hoping I just have the "awesome" button turned off, and after finding it, the game shows its worth.
  4. well then
    via Nvidia control panel set the following
    Anisotropic filtering at 8 (or 16)
    Antialiasing mode - override
    Antialiasing setting - 4 or 8 depending on your graphics card power
    Antialiasing transparency - supersampling
    texture filtering - anisotropic sample option - off
    texture filtering - negative LOD bias - Clamp
    texture filtering - quality - high quality
    texture filtering - trilinear optimization - off

    Arca is not a game graphics awesomeness as dirt 2 (uses same isi engine as rfactor), but it is nice and those setups makes it good
  5. and oh yeah, do not forget to run ARCA config.exe and set there shader level quality (dx9) and use 32bit color
  6. I'll try those when I get home, thanks!

    I know it's not supposed to be a glamor game, but I was hoping words would be legible, and hoping it would at least look like rFactor. Not expecting or asking for the world, just what's standard.
  7. oh the core game has a lot to offer, no doubt about that ;)
    great connection, awesome online battle and great physics
  8. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Here it looks the same as rFactor, not brilliant. But you could have known that upfront: its not a graphics game. Its the game play that makes ARCA great. Join us for some monday night racing Sean and you see what I mean :D
  9. Ok, where do we see and sign up for those races?
  10. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

  11. James Johnson

    James Johnson
    The Weatherman

    Oh and we got an Awesome Atmosphere in our monday night races. The amount of times i started to cry because of laughter behind the Safety Car was Very often. LOL
  12. I work to close Mondays :(
  13. well stick around and you might see something pop out on the US side :)
  14. That's what I want to hear. :)
  15. Great! I will take a day off to join a morning race :)