The Assetto Corsa thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Skybird, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. ravey1981

    ravey1981 Well-Known Member

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    I prefer RR to AC but as an endurance racing fan those sunrises are spectacular, it definitely adds something for me. Never been bothered about weather...who wants to drive slower I'm the rain while not being able to see? Not me.
     
  2. Skybird

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    I thought the same way about rain like you, Ravey - until I found the rain in ACC. That turned me into a believer. An incredible experience, a whole new ballgame, the first time somebody got rain racing right - I do not want to miss it. And yes, the wetter it gets, the trickier it is to drive. Thats the point in it.

    In the Sol mod and with rain mod used, weather still is not convincing. Cosmetic only, and visually not overly appealing. But the skyboxes all are very nice. To me, Sol ist worth it just for the much better skyboxes. The sunrises and sunsets are a bonus.

    Total night in AC only is a nice experience as long as the track supports a minimum of trakcside light. Many tracks however stay pretty dark, pitchblack, whcih is unbelievable and kills immersion. So, sunset and sunrise is better to be used than night.

    For rain racing, there is just one choice: ACC. And ACC turns it into a blast, physically and visually.

     
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  3. Skybird

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    In the content manager, that is needed to run Sol anyway, there is an option of "AI flood". I is an option that spawns AI cars in a range I think up to 600 meters before and behind you, a flock of cars. That way, no matter when you leave the box, you gt the impression to be on a crowded track. You will not realise the cars coming from nowhere, they spawn beyond your sight. I foind this approach extremely convining. You can also drive against the driving direction with content manager, use some of the traffic mods for AC, the interface does quite a lot more than just replacing the defualt functions of the Kunos interface.

    Beside Sol and Crewchief, Content Manager is the third of the three big musthave addons. I regret that I had to pass on it for so long.

    Chris haye explains an older, earlier version of it and what it does.:

     
  4. Flintenwilly

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    Thanks for that info. I have to test it for some fun rounds.

    But I ment an AI- Mod for a more improved AI to race against, Not to race with like it is now. Or didnt i get you right, and the Manager also improve AI-behavior?
    I know there where improvents done by Kunos, but it didnt catch me.
    Im a spoiled R3E-"child", I want to figth AI.

    If sth im that way was done, I would love it.
     
  5. Skybird

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    I know what you meant, just threw that detail in, if someobdy would find it interesting. The AI in AC is solid, but lacks the rafinesse and fightign spirit of RR, RR's AI is better. Still, via content manager you can add a greater span to the settings for AI skill and aggression, more than just +/- 5 max.

    Since always I use Raceroom for actual races, and run AC in trackday settings and practice "races" where I just leave the pits and fight the cars on track on my level with whom to battle a bit. "Race as an event" is one of the grounds where Racerooms rules. AC's strengths are different ones.

    ACC however breaks into that established order.
     
  6. Flintenwilly

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    Exactly this. But if you want to practise for races (in MP), you have to practise races. Therefore you need good AI (with sometimes stupid behavior, like humans). Thats why i nowadays only drive R3E (and the overall immersion ofc).

    Dream would be, to have a sim where i can do a real 24h race, with all what it is like. Have a good AI with endurancestrategies. And most important a save option. So i can do my daily 2h stints. Basically a Sim like GTR2 with modern standards. ACC can get close to this, hopefully, even its, for now singleclass. But i dont know about the saveoption, didnt play it yet.
     
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  7. Brototype

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    Iirc Kunos devs already stated that there will be a mid session save option but can't give you a quote of that atm.
     
  8. Flintenwilly

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    That would be awesome. We will see.
     
  9. ravey1981

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    Got AC fired up at the weekend with shaders mod and sol installed. Wow is all I can say, racing as the sun comes up over the horizon is truly wonderful.

    But...and it's a big but....my wheel feels awful.

    I'm on a g27, would anyone care to share their settings? It just feels dead, there's either no weight to the steering or its twitchy as hell and undrivable, I just can't find a decent setting...

    I know it will never feel as good as Raceroom but surely it must be at least half decent? Note: I'm sure it felt better before I started using content manager etc but it's so long ago I can't be sure.....
     
  10. Skybird

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    Just a week ago I had deleted ma ny pohotos., some of them with old settings pages from aC, amongst them one with settings for the G27 that I used over a year ago. Sorry. I just do not recall my values for it anymore after this long time, now using a completely different wheel since winter 2017.

    But should not be too difficult to find the sweet spot, the FFB has not that many values to play with.

    You could still launch AC with the default interface via Kunos exe, that way you bypass CM - if it even does inject its own wheel settings. Note the vlaues in the menu, then compare them to what CM shows you.
     
  11. ravey1981

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    I've tried launching without cm and still awful. I think I will have to do a clean install and start from there....
     
  12. Tuborg

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    Another must have :)
     
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  13. ravey1981

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    Does that require a fairly beefy pc to run? The map is huge!
     
  14. Tuborg

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    I don't think so my fps is ok.
     
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    The weirdest mod I ever have seem!

     
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  16. Skybird

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    Did the LA canyons again and first time ever since installing Content Manager. Started at 7 a.m. in the morning, 2x speed for time of day.

    Mein lieber Schwan.

    The darkness is not total at that time, but it hides most of the landscape's distant details and repetitive tree patterns. that way it dramatically increases the visual realism of the landscape, hiding the obvious comouter-origin of its elements. The other cars light up the track with their front lights, but since this is no race track but a public road in the countryside, the absence of artificial light sources along the track does not make itself felt that much like it does on race tracks, where the absence of according lighting on most tracks is a setback for driving AC at night (only a few mod and defualt tracks have at least decent minimum amounts of trackside lights).

    Try it. Its a superb experience. And then see the sun reaising later on, glowing dark orange in the sky.
     
  17. ravey1981

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    Reinstalled AC last night and its sorted my g27 issues. Doesn't feel as good as R3E by a long way but drivable at least now. Really need to download some proper skinpacks and give it a decent go. Loving Sol, I'm not so fussed about weather but I would kill for day/night transitions like this in R3E, its bloody amazing.
     
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  18. Skybird

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    If you have not tried it, try the new track mod Circuito Panama Internacionale. I just did, and am blown away. A small dirty rumble pit of not too big size that is perfect for racing with small cars like Lotus-25 or Evora-s, streetcars. Almost like a caet trackk, but not as small maybe. Plenty of visual trackside detail, great and original ambience, nice flow and a track that not just swings left and right but also moves up and down a bit, is hilly. Superb!

    A very masterful execution of a very artistic idea. I rate this as one of the lets say 15 most convincing track mods I know in AC.

    :)
     
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  19. Tuborg

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    Link?

    Edit: Never mind I found it.

    https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/circuito-international-de-panama.165489/
     
  20. heppsan

    heppsan Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    This might be an old mod, but I just got it..
     
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