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Some help for a noob just starting...

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by mrs1986, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. Hi all!

    I'm playing right now almost every sim out there, i was off of sim racing for like 7 years... I never was a great racer, nor I used to play online, I'm just a casual racer, but arcade games are not my thing...

    I really like the experience of driving challenging cars but there is something that is killing me... When driving a rear traction car in rfactor2 (almost all of them) and when in a curve, the car is like start sliding, but is imposible to get it back, like, it starts at let say 60 km/h and is imposible to stop that slide, like it is on ice... I know this is my problem, but I don't know how to start solving it...

    The other problem, that I'm trying to solve is the brakes... Some times the same happens when pressing the brakes, even barely pushing them...

    Another question, how do I get to race in clubs or leagues? I don't have much time to be competitive, but i really enjoy a clean race, and but clean I'm not saying 0 touches, I'm saying not running over the others on purpose...

    Anyway, thanks a lot for the help!
  2. Kenny Paton

    Kenny Paton
    Staff Premium

    It may be because of your green road setting, I'm not a rF2 expert but had the same thing when I first got it. I was told to up the green road by a multiple and that meant it rubbered in quicker. I'm sure one of the rF2 guys will be along shortly to help you out.

    If you check here that'll tell you what you need to get online in RD, we have a friendly crowd for online racers in the clubs so feel free to join up.
    Check out the "Events" page for dates and times.
  3. Melv



    Under breaking if you are loosing the back end (car wants to spin around) then increase the front break bias and reduce the rear one a bit. This should help. You can also reduce the brake pressure a bit.

    Under acceleration it could be you are a bit heavy on the gas pedal, you can play with the controller sensitivity a bit. This should help.

    For club races you need to have a premium membership, its damn cheap currently less than 10 euros for a year. @Bram , please help out with the link. I cant seem to find it.
  4. @Melv
    If I upgrade to premium, I can race in whatever game is available? Or I should choose only one to play?
  5. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett

    Premium members can race in any club any sim
  6. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

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  7. Great!
    And for me that I'm learning basically, do you think is a good thing to join these races? In the public servers you can rarely find someone kind enough to help you with problems...
  8. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Our membership offers a driver academy where a tutor will help starting sim racers to get up to speed in less than 90 minutes covering the basics of racing :)
  9. That's great!

    But I'm in South America, maybe the times are not adequate to take the lessons... But who knows, maybe I can :D
  10. kamackeris


    Hey bram.... I didn't know about that. I came back to sim racing in Sept and I'm way off the pace... Like 5 secs at Silverstone the flat 6 for Fridays race. How Do I go about that session?
  11. Bram

    Ezekiel 25:17 Staff Premium

    Details should be in the PM you received when you upgraded your account.

    On the top of the forum list is a forum for premium members only called "The Paddock Club". Inside it is a subforum with upcoming Driver Academy events. rF2 will have one soon so be welcome to sign up :)
  12. Matt Horst

    Matt Horst

    As for the brakes being over sensitive when you first start a session go into controls and modulate and or reassign the throttle and brake before you go out on track.This should solve the over sensitivity problem you sometimes have with the brake.
  13. Brake pressure can make a big diff(car setup), I set it so can confidently slam brakes without locking up, but still allow locking if really slam brakes, so not to be underpowered.
  14. Melv


    @Hash_V8 in rfactor2 where do I set the brake pressure. I tried searching but |I cant find this option anywhere.
  15. I'm guessing @Hash_V8 means adjusting it in the options->controls. You could adjust both the max pressure to apply, and also the curve of its gain (i.e. linearity).
  16. He means the brake pressure in the car setup.
    But this is not available for on all cars.
  17. Yeah meant in car setup, unfortunately not all cars its available, but found most have, and yeah as mentioned further up, if back keeps breaking out, car wants to turn on braking, add more front brake bias.
  18. Hey, I have one more question!

    If I signup for a premium account, what are the limits of the server regarding ping? I imagine your servers are in UK? And I'm in south america, I just can't afford that if I wont be able to play :/

    Thanks a lot!
  19. Any help :(
  20. Mark Breslin

    Mark Breslin
    The Mighty Forth Premium

    Being in the UK, I can't confirm what ping you would get exactly, BUT I'm constantly racing against racers from around the globe, USA, Greece, Australia etc. With pings ranging from 40 to 200, all still able race wheel to wheel.
    Hope it helps!?