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Thank you Reiza

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by Ramon van Rijn, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    My first thread after years I think :)

    Just to say thank you Reiza!!!!

    This game feels so nice. Driving it on the limit is just about the best feeling I had in any simracing game. (also in combination with my wheel setup; tm500rs)

    Thx Renato, hope more DLC is coming in the future after the game is released in some months.
     
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  2. Same here. Yesterday I spent around two hours just driving around the track in a Formula Reiza car. I own practically all racing games, but never had it so raw and real. Wow!
     
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  3. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  4. This repolish of Stock Car Extreme, not only lifted the titles profile, but also seem to have made it the sim of the day, which in todays market is not an easy task (amount of quality sims today is at all time high, and more seems to be on it's way).
    Automobilista was really a great idea, and I can only see good things in the future for Reiza and for us fans.
    Thank you Reiza!
     
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  5. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen
    I am the Pastor Maldonado of RaceDepartment.

    Double post
     
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  6. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen
    I am the Pastor Maldonado of RaceDepartment.

    I'd like to echo what everyone else here has said really! Up until AMS came along, sim-racing to me has only been hotlapping, but since I bought this game, I've never had so much fun doing SP races. The AI are truly fantastic IMHO, head and shoulders better than most other sims on the market.

    Thank you Reiza, you've made the game I want to play!

    @Renato Simioni
     
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  7. kamackeris

    kamackeris
    Premium Member

    Just want to add my praise.... I bloody love this sim so much. There is still work to be done with the ai though on some tracks... I am having trouble with the ai on the 2nd race of the Brazilian stock car season with half the ai driving off the road on the first corner... Only happens under rolling starts. But when it works boy is it good... I hope the ai continues to get refined.... As much as I enjoy playing online I also want challenging realistic ai and I believe this is the best there is... But it could be better still!
     
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  8. I really can't wait for our leagues in EEC to move to AMS!! It was great before but this patch made it feel so smooth. My fps is locked @ 60 but it feels like 100+ :D :D :D
     
  9. The below is from a blog entry of mine. Just sharing here because I want the thank Reiza also for all of these great things and, above all, because I finally feel like I have a sim "home" so to speak. I've never cared about this sim or that sim before because I believed it was silly and that specific mods were more important than the software they run on top of. But Reiza has turned my sim world upside down. They break all the rules and set the new rules. AMS is so good it's literally scary. In fact, my new favorite mod is the Formula Retro which is a vehicle type I am not even interested in, or at least WAS not interested in but is so darn immersive and magical on the limit I have simply fallen under its spell...

    Well I've been spending quite a bit of time driving Automobilista since its early access release. Just a very quick-and-dirty list of initial observations / feelings:

    Quality
    - Polished. Pride in work, mastery of technology and tenacity are evident in attention to detail as well as the overall experience / package. Excellent skins. Slick HD UI.

    Out-of-the-Box-Experience
    - Best out-of-the-box experience I can remember in any sim (more driving / less fiddling). Reiza updates default settings when helpful to out-of-the-box experience. Reiza has asked forum posters to stop recommending unnecessary .plr file changes. These small things add up to the best initial experience possible.

    Content
    - Volume and variety of vehicles is second only to the immense variety of AMAZING tracks ; many of which are not found in other sims.

    Graphics and Sound
    - Clean, balanced and flawless graphics very easy on the eyes. And NO 2D SPECTATORS! Excellent replay quality. Very high quality sounds.

    Physics / FFB
    - Physics and FFB are second to none and deeply immersive. FFB is strong while also including plenty of information (even with G27). Track surface bumps produce excellent and continuous FFB / immersion. Behavior on the limit inspires confidence and pushing hard but risk / reward is very much present and you will pay dearly if you get greedy.

    Gameplay
    - Speechless here. Amazing variety of tracks. AI is excellent. Versatile race configuration. I actually enjoy when an incident occurs because it is my fault and not physics issue or AI issue so is always opportunity for improvement and never frustrating. Delta time bar aids improvement and makes hot-lapping fun. It's like a ghost but better because you know exactly how much you are gaining and losing with a different approach. And straights become more fun as you watch the tenths tally up that you saved by improving your corner exit.

    Intangibles
    - Reiza is a company you love to love as much as its products. It's efficient and effective mastery and leveraging of existing technologies such as SweetFX, ISI motor 2 and Dyn HUD and ability to pull it all together into such a complete and balanced experience delivered by the overall AMS package is something very special indeed.

    Opportunities for Improvement

    The surface bump modeling which improves force feedback and immersion results in a substantial amount of camera shake. While the Real Head Motion plugin eliminates this problem by locking the view to the horizon, a side effect of this is that free camera mode no longer works and free camera mode is important for a number of reasons due to FOV differences, personal camera preferences, inability to see hood in hood view (again likely because different FOV), etc.

    At certain angles, collisions are not crisp but rather cause a strange "jittering" motion (which I believe is present in all other sims based on gmotor 2 as well. Additionally, open wheel vehicles cannot lock wheels, which I believe is also inherent to gmotor 2.
     
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  10. Thank you Reiza! Words cannot express how I feel about AMS!
     
  11. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
    more about staying on track. Premium Member

    Loving the great Default cars! I've never been able to use them in other sims but these are great out of the box. Now there's more time to drive and less for setting up.
     
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  12. Alistair McKinley

    Alistair McKinley
    Premium Member

    That's what I feel, too.
     
  13. +1
     
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  14. Slalom823

    Slalom823
    RDTCC S10 Champion Premium Member

    I have just ran AMS for the first time and I am impressed. No surprise, but still! I have followed the forums and had a good idea what to expect but I found it quite pleasant. I have seen screenshots of the new UI, but with the music added too it really is quite nice. I have only just ran a few laps with the stock v8 and without touching any graphical settings I was able to run the default at a very playable frame rate. I have pretty much run special effects and shadows off, here they and most items were at full and it ran well. I am thoroughly impressed!
     
  15. Rivvern

    Rivvern
    www.MasterArms.se Premium Member

    Im went tired of Asseto Corsa for the lack of certain features and for iRacing, i just cant get my head around the car physics, and its expensive.

    Tonight i raced AMS and had the absolute best public race in a long, long time. Netcode is really good. The formation lap was a total surprise and it was awesome. It went dark so we had to turn on the headlights. Beautiful!

    AMS feels feature complete and the cars and the handling is great. Now we just need more populated servers out there! Keep up the good work!

    Thanks Reiza!
     
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