I love the Formula Ford car. Shame they used the old model, and not the sexy new one.
It's definitely a handful compared to the easy Radical. I find the new Lotus 49 (sans wing) much more enjoyable...and they're getting closer to quality sound.
if you are in the lower levels you will get all the content the first friday of next month. Content is not withheld from users...it is only delayed ie lowest members get monthly releases to play, higher get weekly. By the first friday of each month everyone is on level playing ground, so to speak.
The highest level get daily - which is crazy.
Although I had a hoot doing a 25 lap race at Imola (Bologna in the game?) with a 24 car grid with the 1967 Lotus F1 car.
I've been watching all the old F1 season reviews since about 1965 or so (up to 1976 so far) and can finally imagine was it was like to drive those old F1 cars.
Can't wait for same real multi-player racing.
Yeah, I'm waiting patiently for multiplayer. I run minimal assists (ABS, and low traction control). It doesn't help me not spin out all the freakin' time. I love that they removed the wing on the Lotus 49 as well.
I tried to drive it around Monaco earlier, and it damn near doesn't make the hairpin. I haven't messed with car settings though, so I don't know if you can adjust steering racks in the menu. I also can't drive the Atoms very well, particularly the V8 model.
I will race on the bonnet cam (allowing me to at least see the front of the car) or the hood cam...it gives decent spacial awareness and lets you see where you're going in those hard to see out of vehicles. I have messed with the cockpit cam A LOT on some of them and will switch every few laps. As much as I love the in car and helmet cams, I like being able to see where I'm going even more
I think the TQ split on the Apollo is something like 10-15% front and 80-90% rear. It's still easy to get the ass out, but it def. has some power going to the front.
My buddies and I are already planning stuff...such as:
1) A 1-2 hour race, using accelerated time, to replicate a 24-Hour event at LeMans or Nurburging. We'll run real fuel/damage etc...should be fun. Though we'll force inside cockpit regardless of the car, just to make it significantly more exhausting/difficult. Run a field of 30-40 AI cars as well.
2) A go-kart run at the Nurburgring in the rain...
I haven't experimented with it much, but what may be helpful on the "claustrophobic" cars is repositioning the camera.
I forget the default keystrokes for the camera controls, but you can move it around and about the cockpit quite a ways.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
So I got my adapter to use a Playstation 2 controller with PC. It works wonderfully, feels just like Gran Turismo 4 / 5. Much better for me than an X360 controller because I prefer to use buttons for brake / gas than the triggers and the Playstation controllers have those slick pressure-sensitive buttons.
I had basically taught myself to drive "wrong" at this point in pCARS so I have to re-learn now that the brakes and throttle aren't merely an on-off switch but I'm pretty confident I can put off buying a Fanatec for a few more months at this point. Highly recommend www.motioninjoy.com for anyone who prefers the feel and versatility of the PS controller over the X360 controller for racing games.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
By the way, if anyone has NOT driven it - the 90's NASCAR in (Road) guise is probably one of the most fun cars in the game. I am technically faster in some of the other cars, but none of them are nearly as fun. Big, rolly, large tires, and huge noise.
I really hope more cars similar to it come around. It's an absolute hoot to drive, particularly on the point-to-point stages.