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Qualification seems a bit tough

Discussion in 'F1 2017 - The Game' started by Pablo77797, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. Yeah, struggle a bit too

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  2. Unsure, there is no much a difference between quali and race pace

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  3. Not, my situation is opposite/ does not have any difficulties

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  1. Pablo77797

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    AI looks a bit op in quali, but race tempo is opposite. I reckon the problem might be in either setup or(and) lack of practice.
     
  2. Molda22

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    I have the same problem. AI is extremely good in practice and qualification, but is very poor in races. (on the same difficulty setting for the whole race weekend.) its very unbalanced sadly.
     
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  3. Yannick Van Broeck

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    You can adjust AI difficulty between session. At AUS for example I use 83% for P and Q and 86% for the race to create competition.

    I know, we shouldn't have to do this. It's just a workaround until it ever gets fixed
     
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  4. Vitor M Sousa

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    The worst part is AI putting awesome times at the end of sessions...
     
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  5. ghawk668

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    I've found that being on track as the session ends, stops the sudden jump in pace. I try to start a lap shortly before the time expires.
     
  6. Vitor M Sousa

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    Nope. Had that happen when on track at the end of session as well. :(

    Sad because that makes qualy vs race different difficulty
     
  7. Coffer

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    Is it me or are the magic times they set at the end of a session basically 110% times? A friend of mine is playing at 95% and that's what he's getting right now, but at the same time, 2016 had a very similar bug and even on Ultimate they'd actually set faster times with this bug.
     
  8. Ho3n3r

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    I thought I saw the same thing. I was well ahead of my teammate at the end of the session, and I let the time run out naturally, but when the final standings were shown, my teammate was over a second ahead of me.

    Good to know I wasn't imagining it.
     
  9. hollenhammer

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    Same here. I got bumped from like 11th all the way down to 20th. Next time I play i'll check the race director times to see sectors with a few seconds left and then see how they match up post session. It seems unreasonable and makes me feel like i'm playing 2010 again
     
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  10. Vitor M Sousa

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    It's definitely fixed times as I was bumped by drivers not even on track when session ended.
    Hope they fix this quick.
     
  11. Ho3n3r

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    Check here, I see someone has reported it today: http://forums.codemasters.com/discussion/56473/bug-fake-times-calculated-at-the-end-of-qualy#latest

    Oh and I remember Sainz was actually 1.4 seconds ahead of me when the standings came up, after being far behind me as the timer hit 0 (no time accel).

    Please respond there if you can, we need as much attention as possible on this, as it's the only really frustrating bug (if you're doing 100% races in career - the wear scaling bug is probably also frustrating if you do 25-50%, although I don't have that problem).
     
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  12. TheDuck

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    On 104% it seems to be alright for me, depending on the track - for example, in the Renault, I qualified 15th at Bahrain, and then 6th at Russia. I do agree with the point made about the sudden jump in times at the end of the session, sometimes people are gaining 7 tenths, which in China I believe put me from 7th down to 11th in Q2.
     
  13. Coffer

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    Even on 110% in Australia they were gaining the exact same amount. Luckily I managed to exploit it by forcing it to push me down to 11th and thus get fresh tyres, but on tracks where you really need to qualify high up, this is going to be an absolute pain.
     
  14. McM

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    is this because of time skipping/acceleration?
     
  15. Coffer

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    Doesn't look like it. Far as I can tell, it only happens when the game is not processing what's going on on the track at all, such as when you start a direct flying lap, return straight to the garage, or, most aggravatingly, when you finish the session. The problem was actually present in 2016 as well, but now it happens for the vast majority of drivers as opposed to only a handful like it did in that title.
     
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  16. kamackeris

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    Is everyone experiencing this bug then? It's putting me off buying this tonight after work!
     
  17. Coffer

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    I've yet to see what they're like in China, but the problem is rather extreme in Australia, yes.