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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. Sean Vohs

    Sean Vohs

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    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. Christopher Aponte

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    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. Sean Vohs

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    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. Christopher Aponte

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    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. Christopher Aponte

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    and oh yeah, do not forget to run ARCA config.exe and set there shader level quality (dx9) and use 32bit color
     
  6. Sean Vohs

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    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. Christopher Aponte

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    oh the core game has a lot to offer, no doubt about that ;)
    great connection, awesome online battle and great physics
     
  8. Bram

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    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. Glenn Petersen

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    Ok, where do we see and sign up for those races?
     
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  11. James Johnson

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    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. Sean Vohs

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    I work to close Mondays :(
     
  13. Christopher Aponte

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    well stick around and you might see something pop out on the US side :)
     
  14. Glenn Petersen

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    That's what I want to hear. :)
     
  15. Patrick van Driel

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    Great! I will take a day off to join a morning race :)