EU Datsun Bluebird L20B @ Mid Ohio - Thu 19 Dec 2019

Denis Betty

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Server Name:
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Car: Datsun Bluebird SSS L20B (Steam)
Track: Mid Ohio Virtua_LM (Steam / Download)
Layout: Full Layout with Chicane

Schedule: (EU)Thursday 19/12/19
Practice: 20:00 UTC (20 minutes)
Qualifying: 20:20 UTC (10 minutes)
Warm Up: 20:30 UTC (5 minutes)
Race 1: 20:35 UTC (25 minutes)

Warm Up: 21:00 UTC (5 minutes)
Race 2: 21:05 UTC (25 minutes)


Entry List - 20 slots
  1. Craig Dunkley
  2. newbert
  3. tim80810
  4. Victor Jimenez
  5. Jack Smith
  6. Daniel R.
  7. pattikins
  8. knemo1972
  9. PurgerUK
  10. avenger82
  11. Sando
  12. max1966i
  13. Andrei Muscala
  14. Free slot
  15. Free slot
  16. Free slot
  17. Free slot
  18. Free slot
  19. Free slot
  20. Free slot

Reserve list
  1. Reserve
  2. Reserve
UTP#44

SERVER IS UP!
 
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Denis Betty

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A message to all Drivers

If you run off track, you have to check and see that its clear before you re-enter the track. Do not just keep the gas pinned and pull back on track.
When entering the track from the pits stay off the racing line until you are up to speed and do not race on your out lap. Let other drivers by in qualifying.
On re-entering the track stay off the racing line until you are up to race speed and do not block any fast approaching car. Remember, you've made the mistake by going off so let them by cleanly.


Golden Rule
  1. Be 100% sure it's not your fault and just carry on like nothing happened and take the risk of being banned for 30 days.
  2. Play on the safe side and wait for the affected drivers, knowing 100% sure you will not get a ban.
Track limits
  1. No more than 2 wheels over the white/yellow line without a complete lift of the gas please if it is safe to do so.
    You will be penalized if you break our rules
Note: Please use your full real name in teamspeak. Not doing so may result in you being kicked from the server if an admin cannot identify you as a premium member.
 

Denis Betty

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Should be a great combo Denis, would be great if we could get a lot of interest :thumbsup:
New more powerful model of the Datsun on one of my favourite tracks. It's a no brainer from my point of view....
And I'm going to miss it. :cry:

SERVER IS UP!
 

newbert

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FWIW - I can't get the car mod to install automatically by simply logging onto the server. (This has always worked before and is something that I really like about rF2.) I get a message to try manual installation instead.

It's getting late here right now so I'll try that tomorrow. But can you remind me where exactly the file(s) go, once downloaded?

If I can get it installed, please count me in, Denis.

BTW - I had to skip today's race due to a Xmas party.... :(

Thanks!
 

Denis Betty

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FWIW - I can't get the car mod to install automatically by simply logging onto the server. (This has always worked before and is something that I really like about rF2.) I get a message to try manual installation instead.

It's getting late here right now so I'll try that tomorrow. But can you remind me where exactly the file(s) go, once downloaded?

If I can get it installed, please count me in, Denis.

BTW - I had to skip today's race due to a Xmas party.... :(

Thanks!
OK thanks for the heads up Bert.
I'll try to fix it later, but there is a problem with the mod. Only one skin shows up in online play. I think that possibly the Getmod not working is related to this. The easiest solution, is to subscribe to the Datsun Bluebird SSS in Steam. That way, you'll download the mod automatically when you open Steam. :)
 
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I can't get the car mod to install automatically by simply logging onto the server.
The easiest solution, is to subscribe to the Datsun Bluebird SSS in Steam. That way, you'll download the mod automatically when you open Steam.
Yep, I've had a look and I can't fix it. Still only one skin and still the GetMod service doesn't work. I've contacted the mod creators and they agree that there may be a problem with the mod. It seems to work if I subscribe through Steam. Could I get confirmation of this from as many people as possible please? There's plenty of time to change the combo if necessary.
 

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Yep, I've had a look and I can't fix it. Still only one skin and still the GetMod service doesn't work. I've contacted the mod creators and they agree that there may be a problem with the mod. It seems to work if I subscribe through Steam. Could I get confirmation of this from as many people as possible please? There's plenty of time to change the combo if necessary.
I was able to get onto the server earlier today.

I installed the mod by subscribing to it thru Steam
.

However, this car seems a bit wacky to me, based upon my relative inexperience, of course. It defaulted into automatically upshifting. I changed that in settings but it times it still seemed to have a mind of its own with the gearing. For example, revving so high that I blew the engine within 2 laps! - I've never seen that happen before. But what do I know? -- Maybe that's how its supposed to be. :D

I'll give it another go later today and will report back if it continues to act weird for me.
 

Denis Betty

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I was able to get onto the server earlier today.

I installed the mod by subscribing to it thru Steam
.

However, this car seems a bit wacky to me, based upon my relative inexperience, of course. It defaulted into automatically upshifting. I changed that in settings but it times it still seemed to have a mind of its own with the gearing. For example, revving so high that I blew the engine within 2 laps! - I've never seen that happen before. But what do I know? -- Maybe that's how its supposed to be. :D

I'll give it another go later today and will report back if it continues to act weird for me.
Just check that auto shifting is off (one of the funcion keys by default). It shouldn't change by itself and has been fine for me, but we'll keep an eye on it. Blown engines are deliberate yes. It's from the early 70's so no rev limiter. ;)
 
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Just check that auto shifting is off (one of the funcion keys by default). It shouldn't change by itself and has been fine for me, but we'll keep an eye on it. Blown engines are deliberate yes. It's from the early 70's so no rev limiter. ;)
Is this car similar to other Bluebird? Low shifts for fuel consumption.

I was able to get onto the server earlier today.

I installed the mod by subscribing to it thru Steam
.

However, this car seems a bit wacky to me, based upon my relative inexperience, of course. It defaulted into automatically upshifting. I changed that in settings but it times it still seemed to have a mind of its own with the gearing. For example, revving so high that I blew the engine within 2 laps! - I've never seen that happen before. But what do I know? -- Maybe that's how its supposed to be. :D

I'll give it another go later today and will report back if it continues to act weird for me.
The HistorX Club has no rev limiter mate. :cool:
 

newbert

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This is the first car that I've seen where I actually occasionally miss upshifts even though I use a sequential (paddle) shifters. For example, when upshifting from 3rd to 4th, it occasionally stays in 3rd but the dash shows 4th. FWIW - This happens on the server. - I have not tried it offline yet.

Is this sort of behavior normal for this car? Is it due to the fact that it has no rev limiter? Or do I have something set wrong somewhere? I'm already slow on my own - I don't need shifting problems to slow me down even more! :roflmao:

Thanks,
Bert
 

Denis Betty

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This is the first car that I've seen where I actually occasionally miss upshifts even though I use a sequential (paddle) shifters. For example, when upshifting from 3rd to 4th, it occasionally stays in 3rd but the dash shows 4th. FWIW - This happens on the server. - I have not tried it offline yet.

Is this sort of behavior normal for this car? Is it due to the fact that it has no rev limiter? Or do I have something set wrong somewhere? I'm already slow on my own - I don't need shifting problems to slow me down even more! :roflmao:

Thanks,
Bert
There is a new feature on this version of the Bluebird. You have to lift off the gas completely during upshift.
 

Dennis Manke

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did someone done some setup work for this combination and want to give me some tipps?
im looking forward do drive this race but have some problems with car setup