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Title: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Pixie on June 25, 2016, 08:59:05 AM
Just having a quick look around for what is on offer.

Read this: http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/games/pc-games/1403006/best-pc-sim-racing-games-2015-project-cars-and-more (http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/games/pc-games/1403006/best-pc-sim-racing-games-2015-project-cars-and-more)

Just looking for something I can just jump on from time-to-time and then leave when I'm bored or it suits. Perhaps some AI racing and ,multiplayers which still have players. Also something which doesn't require ongoing investment. I'm nowhere near hardcore. just looking for some fun.
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: tar0t on June 25, 2016, 07:30:06 PM
Does Forza Horizon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhWTpCGZwWs) count as a sim?  :tongue1
Probably not! Cross-platform though  :shiner
Title: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Pixie on June 26, 2016, 07:22:23 AM
Has a real Australian flavour doent it.

I'm undecided whether to go for a racing sim or a game. A game has less commitment and can be a less frustrating for me than a racing sim.
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: LuNatic on June 26, 2016, 02:42:08 PM
Very interested in Forza Horizon on PC  :awe
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Turnernator on June 27, 2016, 07:59:42 PM
iRacing is craptastic
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: EricB on June 28, 2016, 12:57:42 PM
Project Cars (http://www.projectcarsgame.com/)
Title: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Pixie on June 30, 2016, 06:50:28 PM
Forza looks good. I'm going to look at that one closer. Is it more racing than sim though ? I'm not set on one or another but I did play a little GT5 the other day sand decided the game style didn't appeal to me so much.

iracing... Are you saying good or bad Turns? Edit... I looked up the word and see that means awfully crap.

Project cars 2 interested me but the latest reviews on it are not too good. Sounds like it wasn't the evolution that was expected.
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: tar0t on July 01, 2016, 06:35:19 PM
Forza looks good. I'm going to look at that one closer. Is it more racing than sim though ?

The Horizon series is more arcade-like than the pure Forza titles, which are heavy on the sim elements.
That said, there were enough tuning elements left in FH2 to keep the hard-core lot happy while they waited for Forza 6! I'd expect FH3 to be the same.
I never even attempted driving in FH2 with realistic damage and tyre wear on, let alone without all the driving aids turned on  :shiner

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83kg9XUcPvM#)

FH3 is looking good  :wub

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APjLlbr_oC4#)
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Turnernator on July 03, 2016, 01:12:22 PM
iracing... Are you saying good or bad Turns? Edit... I looked up the word and see that means awfully crap.
Yes it is crap and a constant money stream is also needed
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: LuNatic on July 03, 2016, 02:29:12 PM
Been playing a little Grid: Autosport lately, to tide me over while I wait for Forza Horizon 3. Enjoying it!
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Turnernator on July 03, 2016, 07:16:50 PM
Been playing a little Grid: Autosport lately, to tide me over while I wait for Forza Horizon 3. Enjoying it!
I heard its not bad?
https://youtu.be/lQFJ4EcE3Lw
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Turnernator on July 03, 2016, 07:55:11 PM
Been playing a little Grid: Autosport lately, to tide me over while I wait for Forza Horizon 3. Enjoying it!
How is multiplayer? Many peeps online? You playing pc version? Yes its 20 Questions?
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: LuNatic on July 03, 2016, 09:28:05 PM
Havnt tried multi, just been playing single on PC. It's pretty good.
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: LuNatic on September 14, 2016, 07:20:05 PM
Just played the Forza Horizon 3 demo on xbone. Genuinly feels like I've been fanging a $100,000 sports car around the back roads of tropical queensland for an hour and a half. I'm sold.
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Pixie on September 14, 2016, 08:11:00 PM
haven't played the demo but I'll definitely check that one out when it's available.
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Turnernator on September 14, 2016, 11:43:18 PM
xbone   PC Yes
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: LuNatic on September 15, 2016, 05:54:05 PM
Unfortunately, they don't have an eta for when the PC demo will be released
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: tar0t on September 15, 2016, 06:50:57 PM
PC demo punted to "after launch" (http://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/FH3_Demo_Announce)...
XB demo is amazeballs. Will be buying digitally  :awe

Sold @ $70. Pre-loaded onto XB, ready to go on Win10 also!
Could get used to this Play Anywhere malarkey (if any other dev ever supported it)  :wub
Title: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Pixie on September 23, 2016, 06:58:25 AM
Would it play on a PS3 you think?
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: LuNatic on September 23, 2016, 10:23:28 PM
No, Microsoft is the publisher, so Sony won't get to see it. XBONE or Win 10 only.
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: LuNatic on September 29, 2016, 07:10:16 PM
Absolutely loving this. Come on Tar0t, where you at?
Title: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Pixie on September 30, 2016, 07:10:50 AM
PC version not out yet?
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: LuNatic on September 30, 2016, 08:51:15 PM
The full version is, but a lot of people are having massive stuttering issues with it.
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Pixie on September 30, 2016, 08:56:56 PM
OK...will investigate before buying then
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: LuNatic on October 01, 2016, 01:38:42 PM
Won a ten lap race of the longest track in the game last night - took nearly two hours. I was so far ahead the race timed out and 2nd place got a DNF - he was pissed  :hahah
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Pixie on October 01, 2016, 09:49:15 PM
looks like some real problems with Forza 3 for PC if trying to run 4K but fortunately I wouldn't be.

seems the game is quite demanding on the hardware if ultra settings
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Pixie on October 03, 2016, 12:20:14 PM
Hey Lunatic

I see alot of reported problems with d/loading PC version (ie. Windows 10 permissions etc., running old steering wheel hardware etc.) plus installation etc.

Do you know if they intend to sell a DVD version of this (such as at EB Games or JB HI FI)?

Are there any particular forums around for good support?
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: tar0t on October 03, 2016, 03:54:22 PM
Absolutely loving this. Come on Tar0t, where you at?

Four day weekend North Coast NSW, am wrecked  :shiner
Am looking forward to going back to work - for a sleep!

Will be having micro-naps behind the virtual wheel later this arvo  :hahah

I thought I'd try installing the PC version, but I'm at bare minimum CPU and VPU be like "DirectX 12; heard of it?"
Not happening on the old card - four generations from minimum and PC is only 3 years old...  :sad1
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Pixie on October 03, 2016, 04:53:04 PM
those recommended specs are crazy! is that just to get 4K video? Does simple HD require that?

I saw that it has a 30fps (locked) mode which is less demanding on hardware.
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: LuNatic on October 03, 2016, 07:23:10 PM
Hey Lunatic

I see alot of reported problems with d/loading PC version (ie. Windows 10 permissions etc., running old steering wheel hardware etc.) plus installation etc.

Do you know if they intend to sell a DVD version of this (such as at EB Games or JB HI FI)?

Are there any particular forums around for good support?

Sadly, I don't think there are any DVD plans - and the download issues seem to be a universal thing with downloading large applications from the Windows store. I havn't gone looking for support, so I'm not sure what the quality is like. You could always try the official Forza forums: http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/ (http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/)
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: LuNatic on October 05, 2016, 07:19:08 PM
Patch 1, released today

Windows 10
– Fixed a performance issue on Windows 10 that caused stuttering with high or unlocked framerates on certain hardware configurations
– Improved stability on Windows 10
– Disable mouse move detection while driving
– The Windows 10 video options screen will no longer ask users to save when no changes have been made
-Additional options have been added to the Windows 10 Advanced Controller Menu. These include:
        * Steering wheel sensitivity
        * Invert Force Feedback
        * Centre spring scale
        * Damping scale
– Fixed a problem where pre-order cars and the Halo Warthog were not appearing in the Windows 10 version of the game for some players

Wheel Improvements
– Logitech G27 is now registered correctly on Windows 10, so the correct default mapping will be applied
– All wheels with enough buttons have had the horn added to their default mappings on Windows 10
– Fix to dead zones for acceleration and braking axes on wheels
– Default mappings for all TX Racing Wheel variants
– Fixed a bug where custom input mappings would not save successfully

General Improvements
– The Social and Rivals tabs will now unlock for players with Xbox Live Silver accounts
– Fixed a bug where the racing line would sometimes disappear
– Controller hot swapping is now available. Players can switch between controllers/their keyboard whenever they choose (including the wheel)
– Various content fixes for cars
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: tar0t on October 05, 2016, 08:32:44 PM
Followed by this sage advice:

Quote
Important Windows 10 Update

This week Microsoft released an update for Windows 10 that addresses a problem that would cause the full game to be downloaded again during our next planned update to Forza Horizon 3. All Windows 10 players are strongly encouraged to download the update immediately to avoid being impacted.

In addition this Windows 10 update also adds in support for Fanatec wheels in both Forza Motorsport 6: Apex and Forza Horizon 3. In other words, if you’re playing on Windows 10, make sure you’ve got this update now.

If you aren’t sure what version of Windows 10 you have, follow these 3 simple steps:

Hit the Windows Key + R
Type Winver in the run command text box and hit OK
Look at the dialog screen revealing the OS build and registration info
The version you should see is Version 1607, OS Build 14393.222.

PC gaming scares me these days  :tongue1
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Pixie on October 06, 2016, 09:40:56 PM
F'kin Microsoft...I am on my 5th hour trying to fix my daughter's laptop with the 100% disk usage problem caused by Windows' last update  :grr :grr :grr
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: LuNatic on October 14, 2016, 11:38:29 PM
Finally got my desktop rebuilt. I can run it at 1440P Ultra at ~45FPS. Looks real pretty.
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: LuNatic on October 21, 2016, 09:48:17 PM
This is what you're missing out on :P

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Mike_the_Mad/FH3.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Mike_the_Mad/media/FH3.png.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Mike_the_Mad/FH3_02.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Mike_the_Mad/media/FH3_02.png.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Mike_the_Mad/FH3_03.png) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Mike_the_Mad/media/FH3_03.png.html)
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: tar0t on November 06, 2016, 06:31:37 PM
PC demo is finally up (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/forza-horizon-3-demo/9nblggh52th6)  :shiner
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Pixie on November 08, 2016, 10:01:38 AM
Those minimum specs are extraordinary!
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: tar0t on November 08, 2016, 08:08:57 PM
Those minimum specs are extraordinary!

Yeah, one of the primary reasons for switching most of my gaming to consoles these days.
The demo is well worth a look if it'll let you install it however  :awe
Title: Re: Boom!!!! Anyone playing any racing sims?
Post by: Koops on January 25, 2017, 04:34:28 PM
Those minimum specs are extraordinary!

windows 10 .. and im out.

(http://www.gifbin.com/bin/1238584287_seinfeld_had_enough.gif)