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Was rFactor 2 Beta worth your expectations?

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Mike85, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Yes it definitely was!

    61 vote(s)
    44.9%
  2. I was expecting more but still… not bad!

    47 vote(s)
    34.6%
  3. No, unfortunately it wasn’t...

    28 vote(s)
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  1. Mike85

    Mike85

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    (please vote!)
     
  2. Paul Cullern

    Paul Cullern

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    Its a Beta. Its just a taster of things to come. Theyve done an excellent job imo.
     
  3. Ross Garland

    Ross Garland
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    It's a beta, and therefore pretty much as expected... problems and all. :)

    One thing it does very well is show the potential. The next few months look very interesting indeed.
     
  4. Lars Strijdonck

    Lars Strijdonck
    Six by nine. Forty two.

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    Think we need more options. I was expecting a buggy unfinished product so yes it does meet my expectation atm. Definitely seems a bit over the top though :)

    Edit:
    I do enjoy the Beta, iam glad we can fiddle with already! forgot to say that, its not ment as a negative post.
     
  5. Edgar Herrero

    Edgar Herrero

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    Beta or not, I love it, so yeah :)
     
  6. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
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    Nop, is not what I expected.
     
  7. Simon Roberts

    Simon Roberts

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    I expected a lot more to be honest, but will see how it pans out over the next few months.
     
  8. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
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    I expected a bit more, there are somethings that really should be there. Like, why animated cows and horses and not the pit-crew (even though, an animated pitcrew will be hard to mod to fit every strange car that arrives!
    Anyway, I really like it, and I just keep on throwing out screenshots and videos! :p
     
  9. Quo-Fan

    Quo-Fan

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    This is not what i expected...
    ATI5850 every graphic settings in game is full or on: max 45 frames offline alone on track (Megane)
    and everything is set to low / of i have still around 45 frames. There is something goin g wrong for ATI users, with Directx9 there has to be more more frames.
    And what did really change: graphic looks bad, FFB is little better than rf1...but it´s still a beta and ISI got my money, fine!!!
    GTR Evolution, even annother older game, still looks much better today and the FFB feels better too.
    ISI, there is a lot of work to do and i ask myself what did ISI do over the last 7 years....unbelievable.
     
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  10. Mike85

    Mike85

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    many disappointed people here as we can see... but i think rfactor 2 will get better as soon as we upgrade it to a newer build!
    It seems great to me! Just like I was expecting it to be in beta phase
     
  11. Jason Madigan

    Jason Madigan

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    Really enjoying it here, had some teething problems but got them sorted and now I am having a ball flying around Spa in the Historic F1's

    It is all I expected and much more, very happy camper indeed :)
     
  12. Steve O'Malley

    Steve O'Malley

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    To be fair i've only tried it briefly but it looks very similar to RFactor. The changes I have noticed so far could probably have been done by modding the original game. The appearance still makes it look like an arcade game compared to IRacing. Not really sure what I was expecting but it was more than this so for something that has been so eagerly awaited by so many, its a major disappointment.
     
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  13. Fredrik Arbegard

    Fredrik Arbegard

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    It is called a beta for a reason.
    Still 6 months to go and while the core might have been laid there are still room for improvements.
     
  14. Randy Chamberlin

    Randy Chamberlin

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    As with others, its a beta and was expected to have issues. But the tracks, cars and graphics are just awesome. Ive been in some night stuff, rain and nice indeed. :p
     
  15. April Dillon

    April Dillon

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    I was expecting to find rFactor 2 handled like nothing else I'd ever tried. And that's exactly what I got. I'm struggling a little with game performance, and I'm not too fond of the Formula Renault car. But otherwise, I quite like it so far. :)
     
  16. Vaggelis Theodoridis

    Vaggelis Theodoridis

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    No.
    I was expecting way more precise ffb at least nkpro's and better.When u have speed its ok (acceptable i would say) but in slow corners..no feeling at all and some times i felt it hasnt grip,just like iracing...(i liked thought that wheel doesnt let u driving with one hand...)
    When locking tyres no effect(it should have some kind of vibration to worn u and of course the weight of wheel should go to 0 or something).I catched myself looking the tyre that it was locked and then released brake...
    (i found some good points in ffb but are few and comparing to no ffb in slow corners it makes it undrivable for me like iracing..im talking all that about formula renault)

    Rain is to easy to drive,some are saying that they are faster in rain than dry.(Im not sure here if its a bug or physics problem,i hope its bug)

    For some reason graphics in vids and in some photos were looking much better but i can ignore that.(not so important for me).

    When goin on limits in a fast apex(example: in the 2 fast right corners of sepang) tyres start to jump,i find this realistic but not jumping so much.Its like bouncing up and down(again compare it to nkpro,watch how is going up and down the suspension-tyres when on limit).

    First day i was excited,second starting to think more,third day disapointed..
    I made another post and i wasnt hard on rfactor2 cause i didnt wanted to be and i didnt have much info now i have more info,more kilometres.
    I said lets w8 its a beta but then i read a post saying if in these 3 years of development couldnt make things work how it can be done in 6 months? And i agree.Im not talking about bugs which i found also as many others(and of course i cant be hard on this) but im talking about precision of ffb and physics.
    (im not saying physics are bad,i would say at least they are acceptable and i want to explore them more cause i still have less info,i want to understand them more...

    PS:Some are say that ffb is like real,i dont agree cause in simracing we dont have a car to feel the chasis or tyres etc but the only thing to feel the car is our wheel so we need as much info as possible to be able to feel first,and then think that we are driving like real.
    Also to some that say that this ffb its the best that they ever experienced....i suggest them driving in netKar PRO and then compare.

    PS2:I forgot to say that it has many good things to experience like night,driving line that looses grip through laps and more but if i cant feel them...
     
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  17. Ivo Simons

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    Btw about the rain. :)

     
  18. Vaggelis Theodoridis

    Vaggelis Theodoridis

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    Oh sry didnt know..ill edit then my post

    Edit: If something else is wrong and u have more info pls tell me cause then my judging is wrong.
    I read the known issues but my english are bad and maybe i didnt understand them well.
     
  19. Ivo Simons

    Ivo Simons

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    Check your main folder were your Launcher is located. There is a Known Issues text file. :)
     
  20. Brian Clancy

    Brian Clancy

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    I run all the sims, Iracing, NKP, Simbin etc and the FFB in rF2 is the best I have tried yet, BUT you do need to set it up right and you do need decent FPS. I agree the FFB in the R3.5 is not great, but tbh thats the car I think. FFB in the other cars is wonderful.

    Also PLEASE remember, this is a BETA, many, many things are far from optimised, more are not even turned on......I keep saying this :)