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Please explain Multiplayer options

Discussion in 'Stock Car Extreme' started by zbad007, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. HI,

    I have had this great game for a couple weeks now & played online often with a mate, even had a few randoms jump into the session & despite their ping being around 270 their cars were remarkably stable & allowed a decent race to occur (host + mate in Australia, others from China & Brazil)

    My mate is not able to host , I just cant join his session, so I am launching the Multiplayer sessions on my PC with little idea of what some of the options actually mean & am hoping someone could explain these terms.

    Fixed Setup : Y.N

    RC Rank Type : None / Overall / Series / Vehicle

    RC Minimum : number
    RX maximum : number

    Fixed Upgrades : Y/N

    Those are the ones I noted , there may be others I should understand better too if they dont mean what I would expect from them.

    Most useful would be a way of controlling which cars / series are used on the tracks, eg F3 cars mixing with F1 is probably not the best choice. When I add AI to the track I see them listed with class 1/2/3/4 at seeming random & not sure what to make of that.

    I have been poking around various rfactor forums all week trying to find more info without success, it appears the Manual for the GSC series is tough to find as nothing has come up & the rfactor one I looked through seems less related to GSC now & is quite dated.

    thanks for any advice you can provide,

    Andrew F
  2. Welcome to RaceDepartment!

    The reason you cannot join your friends server, is that he does not have the correct ports opened, what this means is that your computer will try to send data to his server, however, the signal gets blocked and your join will time out. Information as to which ports need to be opened can be found in the official Game Stock Car 2013 Q&A here
    There are various tutorials online, which explain how to open your ports.

    Fixed setups: If this option is enabled, you will only be able to change very limited setup options, such as Steering Lock and Fuel levels. This is used in league and club racing to make the racing closer, and people that just come into sim-racing and have no idea what all the setup options mean.
    As for the RC Minimum and Maximum values, these can be ignored. I am not sure what excactly they do, but I have never messed with them.
    Fixed Upgrades: In rFactor, on which GSC is based, you had the option to mount upgrades to your car. For example, you could mount different tyres or engines to your car, in Game Stock Car however, this option has no influence, whether you allow it or not.

    If you want to have more control over your server, you can open the GSC Dedicated. exe file in the game's directory. Remember to give it access through your Firewall! Once you open this you can select way more options than you could if you launch via the ingame session hoster.

    Hope this helped!
  3. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
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