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Who else groans when they know they have a wet race?

Discussion in 'F1 2016 - The Game' started by AussieDucker, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. AussieDucker

    AussieDucker
    Premium Member

    I'm racing on Expert with medium TC and all other assists off.

    During dry races I can generally slightly over-perform in my Renault and squeek into the points regularly. Yet when it rains I'm so far off the pace it's almost pointless.

    I'm lowering my differential to 50% and I'm still sliding all over the joint.

    I'm happy to practice, but I don't feel like sinking 7 hours into a single track because the first 10% of the race is in the wet.

    Just needed to vent, that's all.
     
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  2. Mark Reynolds

    Mark Reynolds
    Physics & AI Programmer

    Both my wins in the Renault @ Expert Level, no assists full real have been in mixed conditions, smooth your style and relax I guess, strategy won me both those races as well, I gather you are using a wheel etc ?
     
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  3. AussieDucker

    AussieDucker
    Premium Member

    Yeah I'm using a wheel and everything. I just need to learn patience on the throttle I think. At Canada the backend really steps out in turns 6 and 8 even in the dry and in the wet I'm fishtailing quite a lot.
     
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  4. Mark Reynolds

    Mark Reynolds
    Physics & AI Programmer

    Yer its super torquey in the bottom rev range isn't it, super gentle throttle required........you out in Expert mode or Legend btw ? I tried Legend briefly but found it a bit much, and sadly Expert a bit easy it seems !
     
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  5. medium TC i still mash the throttle (i think? ive got a fairly light right foot), maybe not as much as in dry conditions, & straighten the car out as best i can...seem to keep pace w/ AI on expert easily enough. but definitely groan, every time.
     
  6. wish they would give us the option to manually choose the weather in career mode.
     
  7. Always hated wet races, now I absolutely love it, often outpace the top runners, especially in changing weather conditions. I don't know why, guess the sense of grip has improved a lot.
     
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  8. I'm generally pretty relaxed on the throttle with my linearity settings and with the newer (less each year I think) droplets on the visor I'm pretty comfortable. Certainly above my dry weather pace in comparison to the AI. I'm also more of a lifter/coaster which maybe helps too.
     
  9. Lazarou

    Lazarou
    Premium Member

    I am the same, always hated them especially in codemasters F1 games. Now I love them. They take that little bit extra effort and concentration which is only right, but the new handling in the wet makes it a total pleasure.

    As I play with no assists throttle control is paramount, as is brake modulation. But it is just so rewarding.
     
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  10. Mark Reynolds

    Mark Reynolds
    Physics & AI Programmer

    As will all other games and set difficulty levels, I wish they would give us an AI percentage difficulty slider as everyone is different.....
     
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  11. Lazarou

    Lazarou
    Premium Member

    We should have both. Each difficulty sets a particular percentage, then you can tweak in between the difficulties. How hard can it be?
     
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  12. The problem is the immense differences between difficulty settings. On some tracks the differene between expert and legend van get up to 2-3s a lap... I mean WHAT THE DEUCE?! I'm a lot quicker than the AI on expert but too slow for Legend.
     
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  13. Mark Reynolds

    Mark Reynolds
    Physics & AI Programmer

    A solution at least would not be difficult if they choose to embrace it, helping them decide to embrace it is the key :p
     
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  14. I actually prefer it as it allows me to heavily outperform my car. I went from 12th to 7th in Canada in Manor because of it.
     
  15. I'd like everything as realistic as possible @ my own skills. I don't wanna finish on podiums with a renault in 1st season.
     
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  16. I drive all assists off (except 2D corner race line) but not in the rain I don't. TC full.
     
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  17. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    The difficulty settings must have some serious variation because for me on legendary the AI are quite a bit slower in the wet than in the dry relative to my pace.
     
  18. Mark Reynolds

    Mark Reynolds
    Physics & AI Programmer

    That's the great thing with a well designed game, options for all, so we can all have fun, the way we want to have fun :)
     
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  19. My first career podium, China in the McLaren Legend difficulty with no assists. Qualified 9th in the dry but race was heavy wet.

    Made it to 7th in the wet when up ahead of me Massa and Ricciardo decided to take each other out and cause a yellow flag around the midpoint of the race. I was at the last corner so dove into the pits for full wets since the rain had intensified.

    Ended up in 4th with 5 laps to go when Jeff let me know that Hamilton had a problem and lost a 8 second gap to me to be passed in T1 in the last lap.

    I love the rain, it was honestly the most fun I've had in an F1 game in years.
     
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  20. In games without weather, there are people constantly whinging in the forums for rain ( AC, RRE), but really most people don't use it cause it's too hard. I suck at it, but the rain in the F1 games is great and can even out the field in multi-player ( I can hear the groans over my headset when the race comes up as "wet". Ha Ha). The tyre strategy when you get variable conditions is great fun.
     
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