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28 October 06, 22:57
I have ran for a couple of weeks now with some of the Driving aids turned on. Thought that might be the best to get used to the game. Decided today to turn them all off and OMG !!! I can't even make it around the track once. I am running Anders in a TVR and the minute I lift off the brakes entering the corner at the end of the long straight the rear end waves to me as it goes by. Also seems very unstable if I touch the gas just a bit too early I am around. Is this what I should expect and just need lots of seat time or am I missing something. I was wanting to start getting used to " No Driving Aids " so I would be ready to run on-line ( at some point ) but I am not sure I am capable based on the past hr or so ....
Help !!!! :cry:
29 October 06, 06:14
yeah you suck
29 October 06, 10:32
This sounds a familiar problem without having all the aids to to rescue you from your own mistakes.Firstly,this is a simulation and it is about as real as it gets.You can't drive like on an arcade game in Semi-Pro or Simulation mode.
Go to Open Practice and click the private session button,then you won't be punted off the bends by following cars.
Right,now you are not being followed by anybody,leave the car in default trim and go out on the circuit and drive it like the family saloon.Resist the tempatation to floor it as soon as a straight comes up.Drive around several laps - SLOWLY and take note of the best lines in and out the corners etc.When you have managed some laps and are still in one piece,increase the pace just a little.Practice,practice,practice is the only way.Forget the racing for a short while.Really get to know the car.Now perhaps try a different circuit using the same technique.It will good come eventually
If you want to test your progress,select a Race Weekend with one of the tracks you.ve learned,go straight to the race,standing start from the back of the grid and just follow them all around.It will get you used to being with other cars on the track.Soon,you will be lapped,move off the racing line and let them through.Don't let other cars put you under pressure yet.See if you can last a short race distance - say 10 laps.
Try it,it may sound boring but you might be pleasantly surprised.
29 October 06, 18:51
I would suggest you increase the Coast Diff to 100%, this will 'almost' eliminate the rear coming round from throttle-off oversteer, and also the Power diff to 0%, this will help from throttle-on oversteer, then adjust as you learn the cars caracteristics.
The TVR is a real Pig to drive, it must be the worse handling car in GTR2, it's as if there is no suspension, but when mastered it gives great satisfaction.
Also it's cool to beat all the other guys (when on-line), who use GT's and crash out in the first lap :roflmao:
29 October 06, 19:05
Everything you say Barry makes a lot of sense,and you're right,the TVR is not the easiest car to drive in GTR2.I think Bradwell should be able to make it around a few laps now - hopefully.
29 October 06, 19:25
Thx guys, getting better already. The temptation was to turn the Driving Aids back on but I resisted the "Dark Side". I tried a few other cars as well just to see how I would do, you are right the TVR is a handful. When ( and I am hoping in my current lifetime ) I try some on-line racing what car groups are the most popular. My play time is limited and I need to focus on one or two rides to practice with. Please don't say TVR .... :p
30 October 06, 00:25
Most guys seem to drive GT's, many a race has been lost to them on the first lap because of cold tires, no patience, and especially no regards for other drivers. I would recommend staying with an NGT, something stable, like either an BMW M3 or a Ferrari 360, this way you will get proficient quicker than jumping into a GT or 'The Pig' (TVR).
For a great comparison, drive the Enna track, first in the TVR, then try either a 360 or BMW M3, the difference in stability is enormous. The benchmark chicanes are the Procerpina, and the Schumacher, both of these are taken in 4th gear, these will definatly show the difference in car handling. Most of all, have fun.
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