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Rfactor2 Test Season : Calender and General Discussion

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by David Turnbull, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Hi folks,

    Welcome to the Calender and General Discussion thread for Rfactor 2, Here you'll find the calender we use for our test and will also be able to put forward your thoughts on choice of car for our test.

    here is the first draft calender for the test season...

    Istanbul - March 12th
    Melbourne- March 26th
    Sepang - April 16th
    Bahrain - May 21th
    Silverstone - June 4th
    Montreal - June 18th

    19:00 Free Practise
    20:00 Qualifying
    20:20 Warmup
    20:30 Formation Lap, Race (Duration: 65 minutes)

    all times based on UK time.

    Formula Renault 3.5

    Anything else related to Rfactor 2 can be discussed here, Please keep this thread purely for Rfactor2 discussion.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014
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  2. Andrew Ford

    Andrew Ford
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  3. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
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    thats actually only a test calender, it might not be anything near what we end up going with, remember though this is only a test season, and its still not set in stone, we still havent even decided if we will award points at the moment lol, your more than welcome to join in too but priority will be given to prestogp members, same with our choice of car as this could affect our future, although theres nothing to stop you giving your reasoning on what presto should try. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Rui F. Martins

    Rui F. Martins
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    if this league moves to rfactor2 and uses the formula 2 cars i will be interested, if it uses the more powerfull cars i can't take part because i can't drive them :roflmao:
     
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  5. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
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    im sure you can, it would be a learning experience for us all, keep an eye out here for any future changes but as it stands we are a race07 league for the forseeable future (unless this test is great and everyone wants to move) :)
     
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  6. Dino Paolini

    Dino Paolini
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    I can only vouch for track nr. 3,4 and 5 atm to actually work in all aspects and also be legal. The other 3 I haven't tried and they are also all conversions.
    Allthough Bahrain is actually not finished and was I think accidentaly leaked by the modder back then :D

    For selfish reasons, I vote for one of the 2 F1 cars, since I get to race the other 2 already in other places :devilish:
     
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  7. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
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    Formula 2



    Formula Renault 3.5



    Formula ISI



    Marussia F1

     
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  8. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
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    Lets see what it's going on, but a bit of messing around in open wheelers for something good (testing it) cant be too bad. No pressure = more fun at least in open wheelers :D
     
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  9. All looks good to me :D

    My preference for car right now would be the FR3.5. I'm driving it in another league already, but I like it so much, I want more of it! :p

    2nd choice for me would be either the Marussia or the FISI. These two cars are very similar, as I think the FISI was made specifically so the Marussia could race something other than itself. Not really all that much distinction.

    The F2 tends to be an awkward choice though. I've seen numerous people complain about the light feel it has from the very shallow (and not adjustable) castor angle. I remember finding this uncomfortable myself during the 30 minutes I've driven it. But, whether I could get used to it, I'm not sure.
     
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  10. Nice videos David :thumbsup:
    where can we download the above tracks?: I could not find them on this rF2 website http://rfactor.net/web/rf2/rf2dl/

    can you please post any of your setups for FSIS , Renault 3.5 and marussia. thx

    tips on how to setup game control / display setting would be great .
    thx. :)
     
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  11. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
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    With my G25 I use 440 to 470 degrees of rotation in open wheelers and usually a FFB multiplier of 2.00 to get a bit heavier steering, becausd e.g. the FISI steering weight is too light for me and a higher multiplier helps with that.
    In the F1 cars you might want to use more rotation like 470 or 490 with max. steering lock, because the F1 tyres are a lot more sensetive. On the FISI I like the soft tyres the most, but it is a tough job to get 15 to 20 laps out of them on full distance race fuel.
     
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  12. Sean Greenlaw

    Sean Greenlaw
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    I'll be busy with work over the next month or so but happy to go with whatever people come up with for this, I think it would be good to listen to people more experienced with rf2 regarding setup and tracks to use etc I think they're knowledge is quite valuable for us to start our test season with rf2 and look forward to the great racing.
     
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  13. Richard Hill

    Richard Hill
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    Id be happy with anything really but if we went with the F1 cars then I will need to put in more practice with them as they are a little too fast for me but I like a challenge :thumbsup:
     
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  14. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
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    ive not put dl links to any tracks so far anthony, we are still a good bit away from finalising anything, enquiries need to be made about legallity of tracks amongst other things, sepang and silverstone are part of the base content so you can try them out.

    for the ffb, graphics and stuff ill get a thread started soon that can act as our unofficial goto thread for rf2 settings :thumbsup:

    p.s rd has a selection of tracks to download right here too :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Dino Paolini

    Dino Paolini
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    Seems like a good way to plug my own vids :D

    I don't have a good recent one with the F2 though

    FISI


    Marussia F1


    FR 3.5




    Btw you should keep in mind that with the F1 cars, on some tracks like Silverstone, you have DRS zones working throughout the race with the same conditions like F1, i.e. you have to be in 1sec to the guy in front of you before the zone starts.

    But on most tracks you don't have drs zones and can just open your rearwing whenever you want.
     
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  16. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
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    so guys, the calender that id put up as a first draft may be possible to use, but i may need some help in testing the tracks out, heres a list of tracks and download links.....

    Istanbull - http://www.racedepartment.com/forum/resources/istanbul-park.215/
    Melbourne - http://www.racedepartment.com/forum/resources/melbourne-gp.391/
    Montreal - http://www.racedepartment.com/forum/resources/montreal.261/
    Bahrain - http://www.racedepartment.com/forum/resources/bahrain.1374/
    Silverstone - ISI Track
    Malaysia - ISI Track

    we'd need to have a look at 3 of them, istanbull, melbourne and montreal. Bahrain is being used in the V-WSR league very soon that myself and sean, april and dino will hopefully participate in so that should be well tested before we use it.

    if anyones planning on having some practise on rf2 anytime soon try and instal the tracks mentioned and see if they look fine, what we would mainly be looking for is that realroad is working on them, and if there are any major bugs that stand right out. I will be testing them very soon too hopefully they are fine, i imagine they are all legal as their available here at rd to download so fingers crossed :thumbsup:

    p.s thanks for the vids dino :) we all hope to be able to drive like that very soon :cool:
     
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  17. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
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    I konw that older version of Melbourne had a track cut issue. You got a cut track warning with only two wheels of the track.

    Montreal was not that bad as I drove it 8 month ago or so, but I hope Istanbul has improved.

    Any decisions regarding the cars?
     
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  18. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
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    thanks for the info frederic :thumbsup:

    no word on cars at the moment, that will be on the agenda very soon :)
     
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  19. Valter Ostman

    Valter Ostman
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    I like Marussia and ISI :)
     
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  20. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
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    well guys if all them tracks work out ok we can just go with them so that would take one part of the deciding process out of the equasion, what we need to do then is settle on a car, 4 choices, i'll open a thread for a vote for a limited time to get it done and settled. :thumbsup: