Alex Hodgkinsons' Driver's Briefings

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  1. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    This thread provides links to a series of videos, created by our physics developer Alex Hodgkinson.

    The goal of these videos is to give everybody an insight into each car's technical and driving characteristics, as well as explaining the setup options and their effects.
    In addition, Alex gives tips on how to drive the cars, to enable everyone to make the most of what each of them has to offer.

    The series starts with the latest Porsche cars in RaceRoom, but is planned to be expanded whenever time allows to.

    All credit goes to Alex Hodgkinson. If you enjoy these vids, please consider giving a like on yt and/or subscribing to Alex' channel.
    Joest Porsche 962

    Porsche 964

    Porsche 934

    Nissan R90CK
     
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  2. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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  3. Karting06

    Karting06 Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Thanks for the initiative!
     
  4. Barbie

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    Very interesting videos. Would be cool to have this on each car's store page for example. To get a developer's perspective like the bonuses you get when you buy movies ect.
     
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  5. javi_crash

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    Last night I was watching these videos, very interesting.

    It was clear that I wanted the 964. Now I also know that I want 934. I believe that following the advice of Mr. Hodgkinson I will be able to 'take him for the black' (spanish expression ;)).
     
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  6. Nico Kunze

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    Nice to see that some day the invalid lap messages will no longer be blocking the virtual mirror.
    Also you guys are getting me started to think about actually buying the 962 so good job with that :D
     
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  7. Rmbonk86

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    These videos are great.. very informative. I am looking forward to trying the two new Porsche's . On the 934 i have test driven this car before on the store and you are right about the floating feeling it produces. When it happens it gives me the feeling like the shocks are gone on it an resembles a boat , but like Alex said in the video.. these are cars from a different era that uses old technology.

    I am still fairly new to sim's still have a lot to learn coming from the likes of forza series , project cars etc.. all good games. But i like the sim side more because its my way to "Drive" real cars on real circuits that i will never be able to do IRL , so this is as close as i will get ! :D
     
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  8. M. Veloso

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    Will be nice indeed, wondering if it would be possible to add like 3 basic positions to start with, left side, middle, this one set under the mirror, i believe would be my favorite, and right side, with the option to move them around, up and down, more to top, or the bottom of the screen.
    The option to change the warning messages size would be nice also.
     
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    Added Nissan R90CK briefing.
     
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    You can move the virtual mirror if you want, I've made mine smaller and it's on the top right of my screen (where the actual mirror would be in most (LHD) cars)
     
  11. ravey1981

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    @Alex Hodgkinson you use a g29 wheel right? Are these videos made with the standard g29 pedals and shifter or higher end kit? I find my g27 shifter to be very unnatural to use....
     
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    G29 wheel and pedals with a fanatec shifter. Weird combo I know!
     
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    Not at all, mixing and matching kit is pretty normal these days. The fanatec shifter is probably the best consumer grade shifter on the market, a massive step up from logitechs offering. My pedals are g27 based but highly modded, just my shifter letting the side down now really. I need to upgrade given all these amazing manual cars that are coming out.
     
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  14. dungbeetle

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    Thanks, Alex. These videos are great.

    It's helpful to understand when a car's quirky handling characteristics are actually as intended, and are not just a 'problem' with the car's physics and/or force feed back.
     
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    As saied before: this kind of car characteristic videos should be a standard for all new cars / old cars with new physics.
    They are really helpful.
     
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  16. Alex Hodgkinson

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    Yep, 100% this will be the new standard moving forwards. I will make more retrospectively of cars already released & updated.

    Is there anything anybody wishes me to focus on in more detail? It's tricky to get the balance between important information and just being a detail geek. I am a car/driving anorak so I'm quite surprised I can get these down to a nice consise 15 minutes!
     
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  17. Nico Kunze

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    Does the nissan video mean well get a new layout? :)
     
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    Great.
    Maybe some word of car history and successes/drivers.
    And of course setups changes that really effect the car with recommended ranges to play with.

    When can we try the new cars ;-) ?
     
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    I thought the balance has been spot on, handling characterics being the most important thing. If you have something to say about suspension geometry, how it has been impletemented, I'm all ears. ;)
     
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    Exactly what was needed and executed very well, good job @Alex Hodgkinson, knowing that not only all new cars but updated and existing cars are going to get the same treatment is a mouth watering prospect for all RR geeks. As far as I'm concerned you can delve into as much detail as you like. With @J-F Chardon delivering monthly update news via the forum (where I believe it should always be the first point of delivery anyway), Alex producing the technical and practical, insight video's and then your @Chris Haye - @Paul Jeffrey and @Jimmy Broadbent giving their first impressions. Not to forget @Georg Ortner giving us the low down on occasions, I fancy S3 might actually have got this update and news malarkey sorted and only six years down the line :rolleyes: guessing with this timescale, Brands Hatch full circuit still has a chance to rear its most beautiful head. ;)
    Oh and finally perhaps condensing all the above down to a tease on Friday, raft of video's Saturday to Tuesday and we all get our hands on it Wednesday, as this prolonged torture is an unnecessary distraction my fragile constitution could well do without.
    Swift, concise and with impact because as of now it's like getting a back, sack and crack performed with tweezers! :p
     
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