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What driving aids do you use?

Discussion in 'Project CARS' started by ditec890, May 19, 2015.

  1. unaided

    47 vote(s)
    71.2%
  2. Traction control

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  3. Stability Control

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. ABS

    11 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. Traction control and ABS

    7 vote(s)
    10.6%
  6. Stability control and ABS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Traction control and stability control

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  8. Traction control and stability control and ABS

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. I don`t know if I'm very clumsy but excluding underpowered car, I have to use at least the traction control and ABS to have fun and be a little relaxed driving. Without any help I find it too stressful, perhaps for practical or hot lap but with other cars on the track IA or online is almost impossible not to make a mistake.
    Honestly, do you think that most players running with aid or without them?
     
  2. Yannick Van Broeck

    Yannick Van Broeck
    Premium Member

    I have the option set to realistic but it doesn't seem to be so 'realistic' at all. Don't know LMP1's run with ABS and TC in the WEC but when I have it set to realistic they are enabled..
     
  3. ouvert

    ouvert
    Premium Member

    no aids active but I suspect some hidden aids still pressent .. mostly to help countersteer and witch catching slides, some stability aid ... to make you feel like you owned ;)
     
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  4. William Wester

    William Wester
    Premium Member

    I think this poll isn't taking into account whether computer or console, wheel or game pad - big difference. On a computer, with a wheel I don't use any assists, when I tried a game pad I turned on a couple assists with the very hard to drive like the 49 Lotus.
     
  5. I used to go all off on every sim... Until I figured going "factory" (in AC) or "real" in PCars actually makes more sense, simulation-wise, given cars are designed and balanced to work with those specific aids on, in real life.
     
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  6. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    I go all aids off,i just like to feel the car as it should be felt.The Lotus 49 is a nightmare to handle.I was wondering about the Time Trail times online,are the assist times and assists off times all on the same leaderboard?.I had a go at the Lotus 49 on Oulton international and i'm a mile off the top time.I'm convinced the top guy is running with assists.My steam profile is bendigo36.
     
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  7. William Wester

    William Wester
    Premium Member

    Some cars should have ABS/TCS on, as they should to mimic IRL. I drove a Ferrari 458 Italia IRL and with its default "assists" it was still a handful on the limit - and a blast to drive!
     
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  8. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    Now that would be an amazing drive.I still turn off all aids.It's just my personal preference.I'm mainly driving the old skool stuff at the moment.I'm loving this game..
     
  9. JamesU

    JamesU
    Premium Member

    I have all assists off with a wheel on console.

    I had all assists off when i used the controller but it had me annoyed that i couldn't do it!

    I never knew about the option for "realistic" which enables things based on IRL assists... oh well! Live and learn!
     
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  10. For me, the cars are so much more forgiving than GSCE or RF2(my main sims) that no aids are needed, not even TCS in the Formula A car. I use low TCS in the Formula 1's in GSCE and RF2. If the car doesn't move around some it gets very boring.
     
  11. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    Yes you can disable them,which I tend to do.But as I said I'm not driving much modern stuff.I'm on the PC with a wheel,and finally got the FFB feeling OK.Theirs some great help to be had on here.
     
  12. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    Yes I have those sims also and yes again they have less grip.The stock cars in GSCE have been dumbed down though. And the Tin tops in RF2 do not differ too much from pcars.But the open wheelers are more of a challenge in RF2.I'm just enjoying pcars for what it is.
     
  13. ouvert

    ouvert
    Premium Member

    yep V8 Stocks are super easy to drive now and as devs said it is not a bug it is by designe .. apparently this cars are grippy and stable IRL ...pretty much like GT3 cars .. and since Reiza/Niels is using real tires data and is doing pretty much flawless job on physics I`ll go with trusting them .. but they were more fun before ;)
     
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  14. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    Yes I have those sims also and yes again they have less grip.The stock cars in GSCE have been dumbed down though. And the Tin tops in RF2 do not differ too much from pcars.But the open wheelers are more of a challenge in RF2.I'm just enjoying pcars for
    Don't get me wrong, GSCE is fantastic, and Reiza/Niels are on another level. Was just using it as an example that even GSCE has grippy cars.
     
  15. I usually start with all assists on until I get a feel for the game's physics and playing style, as they are all very different. Once I get a feel for that and I'm having fun, then I set everything to "real/factory" and go for broke.
     
  16. I noticed that you can map driving aids to your keyboard or wheel through the control configuration. I thought it might be nice to turn them on on-the-fly like in GSCE. The problem is that it looks like they may not work and/or there is no visual indicator on-screen. Anyone else play around with the aids mapping?

    BTW, I voted no aids but I am considering running with ABS on some cars.
     
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  17. I generally do if the car has it, as most modern cars do and a series allows it. If you have a tool that you are allowed to use, why not use it?
     
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  18. Jake Fangio

    Jake Fangio
    Please don't rain pleeaassee don't rain

    Call me old school but I don't think race cars should have driving aids.Its man against machine or with machine whichever people prefer.:)
     
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  19. JamesU

    JamesU
    Premium Member

    I've recently switched to 'real' aids and driving the GT3 cars all 3 are on... Its a lot easier yo drive but I feel like I'm cheating a little.

    Although, I did turn ABS off and completely failed, I can never ever master hard braking without locking up, slightly annoying!

    I did fiddle with the traction settings though, so it gives a little bit of spin before it comes on.

    I was always under the assumption that no aids if used properly make you quicker than all aids on? Or am I wrong?
     
  20. robbynat0r

    robbynat0r
    Member of LeiSuRe eSports @FIFA 15

    Being faster with aids or no aids depends on the car you are driving. RWD cars tend to be slower on a single lap without activated aids as you have the risk to oversteer when pushing the gas too hard on the exit of the corner.

    I personally prefer driving without any support as I like to feel the characteristics of the car and how it reacts, e.g. fast direction changes, breaking on bumpy roads, under-/oversteer etc.
     
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