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18 October 06, 03:25
Guy's ( and Gal's ? )
I have had GTR 2 for about a week now, worked my way through most of the training sessions and have started trying to learn a track. I have been away from Sim Racing for a few years and boy have things changed. How do you guys even get around the tracks let alone post fast times. Still learning the ropes of this game and have a few Q's
1) I know it is Driver & wheel specific but what settings do you guys use for Stearing, Throttle and Brake Sensitivity as well as Dead zone. I seem to be having trouble with "push" ... among other things
2) What effect does the Speed Sensitive setting have.
3) As a Noob, what assists should I be using and what should I turn off. I do not want to get any bad habits and would rather learn the hard way as opposed to having everything easy then get whacked when I start to run on - line.
4) Any other things you can pass on to a Rookie ??
18 October 06, 07:12
if youre on a wheel, turn the whole lot off, and learn the old fashioned way. However, if youre on a gamepad like me, antilock breaking is a must, as is stability control, but not so much. Dont use brake/steering assists, they slow you dont no end, and make the game no fun at all. But if youre going long race lengths, turn them all off, because otherwise you'll be totally safe and in control and thats no fun for long at all.
18 October 06, 09:42
most of the leagues only allow auto clutch, all the other aids is for kids basicly, or pad users to help you stay on track , for speed issue , they are more in the way as I see it , as they slow you down for example the brake assits start braking a good deal before I start to brake my self.
in the contorller setting , I have all axis on 50 % which is full liniar , so if you have a wheel , this is the way to go , but if you wheel dosen in the game to a similar fasion that you do with the wheel in you hands , suggest that your axis is accelereated and you need to tweak it to get at more steady control in a wheel turn , but for most newer wheels its not an issue.
speed sensetivity gives the best control at 0 % imo , what it does is that it prevents you to turn at high speeds with the amount set in the controller page.
18 October 06, 19:20
IMHO I don't see Traction Control and ABS as aids for kids, those are real life technologies used in real life racing so I would say it depends on the championship you are racing. But as far as braking and steering assists go, definitly turned off.
Quickly I can't think of any motorsports that allowes ABS. Some have traction control like F1's but not GT-cars as far as I know...
18 October 06, 19:50
You are absolutely correct, I was just trying to point out that ABS and TC are not necessarily aids for kids :)
By the way do you league guys have races where some people use a steering wheel and others are using gamepads? In other words a steering wheel is not a requirement to join in a race.
18 October 06, 22:52
its not a demand , what we do demand is that people can control the cars on track , allso when there are other cars close by. ;)
I thought my kids remark could be taken ill up for a brief moment but thought naaa , we are adults here , so people can see the big picture and see the point of the post, but I yet have to see that even traction control helps being faster , my expirence is that the traction control step in and take some control from you , in other words are too sensetive , and I have month with the through this game in all possible and impossible aspect of the game allready ;)
18 October 06, 23:10
All good Peter :)
Another question since I am kind of new to the GTR series myself. With TC off are you drifting the cars through the corners?
19 October 06, 00:08
no I don't , it tears up the tyres too fast if we are talking gpl drifting, the optimum thing is to drive til just before the tire slip, but in realety I do drifte the car from time to time , its not a aim , but a result of trying to find the limit , and its not more than I can feel for a monent, there the car kinda let go of the road.
some will argue that it is faster to drift a bit, and in a sprint race I would/ could go along and say mmmmyes, but my style is more a endurence so I usualy go a long time on the tyres, most of my league races is going on for 90 minutes.
so in the end it depends on you style and what your aim is sprint or longer races, but it is possible to do control'ed 4 wheel drift in GTR2 , is quite fun the times you just goofing arond in free practice just for the fun of it
19 October 06, 15:08
Thanks. I got myself the Logitech G25 wheel two weeks ago, had a Momo before that, and I am realy impressed with it so far. The six speed gear shifter is awesome and the pedals and wheel seems to be much more linear. With the Momo I could never get the brakes to work 100% but with the G25 which has more tension in the brake pedal it is way better.
Thanks for the replies again.
28 October 06, 17:31
I'm not sure how this will react with a G25 but for the momo black or red these FFB settings give you plenty of feedback into the wheel.
huge difference when i gave these settings a go..
28 October 06, 22:02
I wanted to thank you guys for the tip about turning off the steering & braking help. I was able to pull off my fastest lap on Mills Metropark Long in a Lister at 1:19 (and change)!
Now it took over 5 laps to get used to the C5 that way...:D
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