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CudaMan
November 27th, 2017, 04:52 PM
Think the 'Raised Position' indicates how many places you gained from your qualifying spot?

JoeW
November 27th, 2017, 05:23 PM
So how do you like the Playseat Challenge after having it awhile?

pl8ster
November 28th, 2017, 03:11 AM
Think the 'Raised Position' indicates how many places you gained from your qualifying spot?

Yeah, I came up with that forehead-slapper while I was brushing my teeth last night. In my defense, 1) I have a cold and 2) I have The Old.

CudaMan
November 28th, 2017, 10:32 PM
:lol:

Anyone else think the updated physics made race cars way too easy? There appears to be zero need for TC anymore, and you can get away with some pretty aggressive driving. It's too easy to be on the limit - there's no edge, no fear factor, no sense of risk when you try to push that little bit more. And because of that, it's less interesting to drive and less satisfying when you do a good lap. The old physics weren't perfect but they were a lot closer to the real deal than this.

I continue to be happy with my PlaySeat Challenge. :up:

The359
November 30th, 2017, 01:17 PM
I haven't really had a chance to try any of the race cars since the update due to working a lot of hours lately.

The359
December 2nd, 2017, 01:33 PM
I can say, after the update the Renault RS01 seems far worse than I remember it being. But the 911 RSR definitely felt like it was on rails last night.

CudaMan
December 2nd, 2017, 01:59 PM
I don't know if I can bring myself to drive the RS01 now. It was so good before.

The359
December 3rd, 2017, 11:43 PM
I'm a bit honored that you decided to use my McLaren livery, Cuda. I don't think it's my best, the logo on the nose isn't great, but it surprised me to see it in your feed.

I definitely made sure I had the correct color code for McLaren Orange though. ;)

Rare White Ape
December 3rd, 2017, 11:49 PM
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4540/38825698891_fc1d94c474_o.gif

Had a bit of fun the other night with my Lambo :D

The359
December 4th, 2017, 12:28 AM
AI or humans?

Rare White Ape
December 4th, 2017, 12:32 AM
I wish I could say they were hoomans, but it was just stupid AI.

dodint
December 4th, 2017, 05:58 AM
If it were human at least one of the cars would be skipping wildly from side to side as the user has a single bar of signal. ;)

CudaMan
December 4th, 2017, 07:14 AM
Still a great move.

The359, yeah the nose letters are a little blocky but the whole car looks amazing. It's one of the best meshings of old and new I've seen. I might switch it up for my next GT3 race, though, as there are a lot of really good 650S GT3 liveries out there.

dodint
December 4th, 2017, 07:53 AM
The Falken livery for the Cayman is such money. I sometimes rerun the level 5(?) 15 lap endurance mission just because I like the car and love the livery.

The359
December 4th, 2017, 10:40 AM
Still a great move.

The359, yeah the nose letters are a little blocky but the whole car looks amazing. It's one of the best meshings of old and new I've seen. I might switch it up for my next GT3 race, though, as there are a lot of really good 650S GT3 liveries out there.

Yeah, I saw that Gulf Davidoff McLaren on your feed, that one is gorgeous

The359
December 6th, 2017, 01:06 AM
Some recent livery work and completion of projects:

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https://i.pinimg.com/736x/90/6a/45/906a45cd416241cb503aad8f6bfe01cb.jpg
Obermeier Racing's Porsche 956 from 1983, Hugo Boss pinstripe livery.

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https://i.pinimg.com/736x/fd/c9/8f/fdc98f7da65fc5444e1d8ef6f79346ea--ren-porsche-.jpg
And a work-in-progress of the 1984 version which reverses much of the livery and adds a color shift. Mostly a lot of retracing lines at the moment and deleting unnecessary decals. Unfortunately a lot of the pin stripes will need to be redone as they're not the same.

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http://bright-cars.com/uploads/mclaren/mclaren-m20/mclaren-m20-08.jpg
The McLaren Can-Am livery. I tried to mimic the coke-bottle chassis look by painting the side intake black, but I'm not sure how I feel about it.

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http://www.shorey.net/Auto/German/Mercedes%20Benz/AMG-Mercedes%20CLK%20DTM%202001.jpg
Based on the old Bernd Schneider CLK DTM from 2000/2001. I think the repetetive D2 pattern turned out pretty well actually, most of the ones I see other people making are actually too silver or chrome.

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http://www.automobilsport.com/uploads/_neustart/WORLDSERIES-RENAULT-ALL/03111801_406_COMINI_.jpg
Literally did this in about 8 minutes. Since the Megane has become so dominant in Group 4, everyone uses it, so I decided to use one of the stalwarts of the Renault Trophy series, Oregon Team's color scheme they always use. They also have an RS01 now, so may need to try that...

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http://ht.perso.pagesperso-orange.fr/lemans/2002/didier2002/viper52.jpg
A very early work in progress, but this was the last Oreca-run Viper in 2002. I always loved the blue PlayStation 2 scheme, they also used it on their LMP cars that year.

Rare White Ape
December 6th, 2017, 07:18 AM
Ooh lovely work. I love that D2 Merc, it's very faithful to the original.

I have to ask you though, where did you get the white PlayStation 2 logo for the Viper? I've been scratching my head all night in trying to either find one or upload it myself, because I can only find black ones. I'm at wits end because I haven't been able to find ANY way to easily create and load up a logo unless its black.

dodint
December 6th, 2017, 07:32 AM
Probably a dumb question but why not just invert the colors yourself before uploading?

Kchrpm
December 6th, 2017, 08:15 AM
Can you upload PNGs with transparency intact?

CudaMan
December 6th, 2017, 08:30 AM
You can change the color of user-created decals after you apply them.

The359, I was going to ask how you made a color gradient but I think I figured it out. Large shape decals, a base color on bottom and then one of the fade shapes on top. Was it hard to line up the gradients as they wrapped up onto the roof or does the Porsche LMP not have a separate roof section for decals?

The359
December 6th, 2017, 10:22 AM
Yes, any decal you upload can then have it's color changed, so a black logo will work just fine.

Cuda, the gradient is actually even easier than that. I base painted the car in the blue middle color, then used the square gradient shape with the roof view to do two separate pieces, the green in the back and the dark blue in the front. Big enough square to cover the entire car, and setting the angle and depth to maximum actually covered the entire car at all angles. The tricky part is that the "Hood" on the 919 is considered to be the square-ish panel between the fenders and ahead of the windshield. I had to do a separate gradient square for that piece and just eyeballed it to line up the coloring with the rest of the bodywork. The "Other" on the car is also the two strakes on the opening in the side bodywork, but I just left them the base blue and it seems to work out.

Rare White Ape
December 6th, 2017, 01:21 PM
You can change the color of user-created decals after you apply them.

I did not know that. Why did I not know that? I actually did a full on Keanu Reeves ďwhoahĒ in my head when I read that.

This changes everything. ButÖ what about multi-coloured logos?

The359
December 6th, 2017, 01:32 PM
The logos in the game, you can't change color. Logos uploaded by users can have their color changed, but only to a single color. If you want multiple colors, you either have to upload the logo as you want it or upload in various parts.

Rare White Ape
December 7th, 2017, 08:40 PM
Right. Got my logo shit sorted. Again, how did I not know that I could change their colours? Itís a game changer!

This is what I was working on, and you guys should definitely get your mitts on it and give it a try.

http://scontent.fbne3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/24879906_10155721175340792_4861730725294467558_o.j pg?oh=bcb3088c84be63d34c32cda59eb6075d&oe=5AC6DD47&dl=1

http://s3.amazonaws.com/gt7sp-prod/livery/80/94/40/5764629515978409480_23.jpg

The359
December 7th, 2017, 10:18 PM
Perfect!

dodint
December 8th, 2017, 05:35 AM
Unimpressed the update seems to have wiped out the mission friends leaderboards. That was half the fun of them. Hopefully it's just a sync'ing issue or something and they'll show back up later.

These have shown back up. All is well in the world.

Unless you guys all redid all the events again, then, thanks!

The359
December 8th, 2017, 10:50 AM
These have shown back up. All is well in the world.

Unless you guys all redid all the events again, then, thanks!


In the correctional update performed on December 6, we have found an issue where old records before the update are still listed in the Friend Rankings of the Campaign Mode.
This issue has been found in the following game modes:
Campaign Mode
・Driving School
・Mission Challenge
・Circuit Experience
This issue is planned to be fixed within a few days with another update.
Please note it is possible to continue to play the Campaign Mode in the meanwhile, but the records will be deleted at the time of the correctional update. (This will not have any effect to the status of Gold/Silver/Bronze prizes already acquired)
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Prepare to be disappointed.

dodint
December 8th, 2017, 11:02 AM
I've been disappointed for the duration of my ownership in one way or another. ;)

Thanks. I'm on level 7 of 8 anyway so it's conceivable I'll finish up before they wipe away the boards again anyway.

The359
December 8th, 2017, 11:50 AM
The fix is this weekend.

dodint
December 8th, 2017, 11:55 AM
Level 7 is the Nurburgring Sector Challenges which is about an hours work, if that. I did 3 of them last night before running a public race.

Not sure what Level 8 is. Probably an autocross or rallycross. ;)

Tom Servo
December 9th, 2017, 03:10 PM
Finally did my first online race. iRacing has served me well, I did poorly position-wise but avoided a lot of janky driving around me. Not to say that I didn't have my own janky driving, but I managed not to hit any other cars throughout the entire thing.

Also ended up next to last. I still have a hard time with the "tilt to steer" thing, but find it easier than using the thumbstick. More accurately, I feel like I have an easier time when things are going well of easing into a corner and then easing back out, but the second I have to countersteer it all goes to hell. Still, seems like my SR did well based on the little popups through the race, though I was unable to figure out the actual effect on it post-race.

I'm slowly learning all the fantasy courses, not knowing them has made me extremely hesitant to go online, I don't want to end up racing a bunch of real people on a track I don't know yet. Still, I managed to finally finish off all the license tests, so it's time to graduate to some real driving.

Yw-slayer
December 10th, 2017, 07:38 AM
I pretty much only do online races now, if only for the free cars and ability to buy ones with the mileage system.

Yw-slayer
December 11th, 2017, 07:05 AM
Is it just me, or does browsing and adding Decals take ages? I am talking about 20 seconds+ before I can Like or Add a Decal (or indeed anything, including Scapes pictures) to my Collection.

dodint
December 11th, 2017, 07:07 AM
Some doofus downloaded 9GB of scapes to my PS4 this weekend and then left, knowing I never use that feature. :lol:

dodint
December 11th, 2017, 07:11 AM
I've been disappointed for the duration of my ownership in one way or another. ;)

Thanks. I'm on level 7 of 8 anyway so it's conceivable I'll finish up before they wipe away the boards again anyway.

Not to keep harping on this, but the results were wiped out for Sunday. But I started running the Level 8 races and when I did the GT3 at Blue Moon 15 minute oval race Cuda's time of 15:02 was the only one listed. Not sure if it's further glitched or if he happened to have ran it earlier that day.

pl8ster
December 11th, 2017, 09:38 AM
Seems like it takes forever to increase SR, but no time at all for it to drop. I had dropped down as far as D last week (!!) and am still trying to claw my way back out of C. At the risk of negatively impacting my DR, my favorite thing to do is practice without setting a qualifying time, start at the back of the pack, and see how many people I can pick off over the course of the race. Obviously that doesn't give me any chance at winning, but I can usually get past about half of the grid. A lot less chance of having some ingrate come bombing down the inside of an apex to use me as a braking point, which decreases the frustration potential significantly.

Phil_SS
December 11th, 2017, 09:40 AM
Some doofus downloaded 9GB of scapes to my PS4 this weekend and then left, knowing I never use that feature. :lol:

:lol:

Rare White Ape
December 11th, 2017, 12:29 PM
Is it just me, or does browsing and adding Decals take ages? I am talking about 20 seconds+ before I can Like or Add a Decal (or indeed anything, including Scapes pictures) to my Collection.

Yeah I’ve found that using these features is slooooowwwww.

Freude am Fahren
December 11th, 2017, 03:24 PM
Took advantage of deals and trade-in bonuses from Amazon and got PS4 Pro, PSVR, and GT Sport for $450. Looks like I have some catching up to do.

dodint
December 11th, 2017, 03:48 PM
Nice haul!

The359
December 11th, 2017, 04:03 PM
I have noticed a slow down to the photo/livery browser as well

Yw-slayer
December 11th, 2017, 07:51 PM
Ok, so not just me then. It's worse with super popular decals/liveries. Maybe the server is just getting slammed.

Rare White Ape
December 11th, 2017, 11:39 PM
Took advantage of deals and trade-in bonuses from Amazon and got PS4 Pro, PSVR, and GT Sport for $450. Looks like I have some catching up to do.

Nice :up:

Is this the first PS4 youíve owned? Itís hard to tell sometimes with a lot of people upgrading to Pro all over the place.

Freude am Fahren
December 12th, 2017, 03:53 PM
Yup.

BTW, the only thing I traded in was my PS3 slim 160gb, for ~$50, plus $50 trade in bonus towards PS4 Pro 1Tb offer from Amazon :up: Add to that $50 off for current PS4 sale, and $100 off already $50 price dropped VR/GT bundle, I couldn't pass it up.

Yw-slayer
December 13th, 2017, 05:48 AM
I found an awesome dude who has done tons of rock and metal logos. Crazy_Dave86

Rare White Ape
December 13th, 2017, 01:01 PM
YW, if you use the GT Sport website you could probably find them and link their profile here. As an example I’ve put a link to yours below. It’ll make sharing heaps easier.

https://www.gran-turismo.com/us/gtsport/user/profile/2483199/overview

Yw-slayer
December 14th, 2017, 01:04 AM
Thanks, bro. He is at https://www.gran-turismo.com/us/gtsport/user/profile/1001961/overview

Yw-slayer
December 14th, 2017, 04:21 AM
Mate. It's so much quicker browsing via the Web browser than with the PS4. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Rare White Ape
December 14th, 2017, 11:50 AM
Hey no worries :D

pl8ster
December 15th, 2017, 09:39 AM
Had a bit of time at lunch today, jumped in to try the FoST daily race, had enough time left on the pre-race clock to get one full qualifying lap in. I think we all know by now that I'm not nearly as good a driver as the rest of you, but I posted what I thought was a decent lap, I predicted it was in the 6th-place range. Ended up qualifying 2nd, I was shocked. I was able to keep 2nd through the first half lap, right behind the leader, until they inexplicably cocked up the S-curve at the bottom of the downhill straight. I managed to hang on through my own cock-ups on the last lap to take the win. That is SEVEN WINS for the ol' Metal Detector. Should be able to hit 10 wins by Easter, I'm guessing.

Rare White Ape
December 16th, 2017, 05:18 AM
Look at this guy’s decal haul.

https://www.gran-turismo.com/us/gtsport/user/profile/3349111/gallery/decal

Jackpot!

dodint
December 16th, 2017, 03:40 PM
The 9 minute compulsory and unskippable credits movie is absurd and disgusting.

Fitting really since I'm pretty much done with the game for now, will await more offline racing.

Tom Servo
December 16th, 2017, 04:59 PM
Now that presumably the mission scores have been reset, I've started doing missions. Y'all have fun demolishing my scores.

Rare White Ape
December 17th, 2017, 05:16 AM
God dammit this took forever. Please download and use it to give me the validation I require.

http://scontent.fbne3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/25358365_10155745847210792_6636440011055722529_o.j pg?oh=e656905142df88aac88d6c974bd68e87&oe=5AD295F5

http://scontent.fbne3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/25358488_10155745845530792_6649131761002981067_o.j pg?oh=a741b4d5daccf1acc27a5e68b66fc792&oe=5AB78F1C

http://scontent.fbne3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/25394887_10155745846790792_721971744399002706_o.jp g?oh=cbaeec4e949126a53fea405663f1ead5&oe=5AB78462

It's based on this car from the Australian Endurance Championship.

http://scontent.fbne3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19679075_1570832096275043_3103446079521675915_o.jp g?oh=e008962f19e8b75b0b554fc75142d5e0&oe=5ABCE8D3

Rare White Ape
December 17th, 2017, 05:25 AM
In other news I'm quickly learning a few ins and outs of Adobe Illustrator. It is quite a challenge to get an SVG file down to less than 15kb. Sometimes you luck out and find the logo you need online and don't have to do any work before uploading; Wikipedia stores vector files of quite a few company logos, so it's a bit of a pro-tip to go a-searching there for high quality logos.

Yw-slayer
December 17th, 2017, 08:21 AM
Damn. That's sweet.

So, you guys are uploading logos created in Illustrator?

The359
December 17th, 2017, 10:46 AM
That's perfect RWA. I feel your pain on trying to get those curves on the splashes of color and stuff right.

The359
December 17th, 2017, 09:39 PM
Really loved Marc VDS's liveries, always wanted to do one, knew the RS01 would be a perfect example. The red one was done first because it's actually a pretty livery, then the icky blue one. I actually almost maxed out the number of decals I could have on the "body" section of the car, reached almost 280 out of 300.

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https://cdn-2.motorsport.com/images/mgl/0ZwdgMo2/s8/gt-renault-sport-trophy-imola-2016-15-team-marc-vds-renault-rs01-tanart-sathienthirakul-f.jpg

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http://www.marcvds.com/car/uploads/news/3285/160308-plead__wide.jpg

Rare White Ape
December 17th, 2017, 10:45 PM
Nice work :up: I prefer the blue one!


That's perfect RWA. I feel your pain on trying to get those curves on the splashes of color and stuff right.

For me the colouring is actually the easy part. Iím well versed in that from practicing in Forza over the years. I was dreading doing the bonnet, because in all the reference photos I could find it looked like it had slight curves along its length, but it turns out that all I needed to do was place a big blue triangle, then a slightly smaller white one, followed by a slightly smaller red one. And Iím having fun discovering gameís way of dealing with overlapping body panels; that Leica logo behind the front wheel is occupying almost the same Ďspaceí as the CAMS logo on the inside of that air channel. See if you can work that one out!

For me the most difficult part is trying to get decent quality logos fed into Illustrator and spat out as SVGs that still look good and come under the 15kb limit. Iíve spent hours and hours tinkering with vector settings only to end up with a garbled mess, but thankfully all I needed were the small logos. Single colour logos in higher fidelity like the Opti-Coat stuff are much easier to deal with. I would LOVE to be able to have access to the original proprietary artwork that these companies possess, as they would be professionally made and fully optimised.

Godson
December 19th, 2017, 08:12 PM
Picked this back up after a hiatus. Group 4 Corvette throwback. Still have many hours left on it, but I think I will be really happy with the end result. I probably should have used the gr3 version due to the body style being a better fit for the design. Oh well.

I hope to have it done soon.

pl8ster
December 20th, 2017, 03:54 AM
I have mad respect for you folks that have the patience to painstakingly create these awesome liveries. I barely have the patience to scroll through the search results.

The359
December 22nd, 2017, 01:16 AM
1.10 update is out. Along with the 12 additional cars, one good addition is that the Kyoto Driving Park is now available in a combined layout, mixing the short semi-oval with the road course into an even longer road course. I don't particularly care about the short course much, but this makes the longer course far more interesting to run. On the down side it eliminates one of the more difficult and engaging corner combinations since that's where the two tracks combine.

Also noticed some of the AI cars in GT Mode use custom liveries, although these appear to be ones made by PD. I've seen a pink Toyota 86 GRMN several times now.

EDIT: They have also added brake marker boards to some corners, noticed so far on the Nurburgring, Suzuka, and Brands Hatch. Have been noticing the lack of them in the game for some time now.

Rare White Ape
December 22nd, 2017, 02:07 PM
You forgot the best part about the update: they added some fucken shitty seasonal music to the menu screens. Itís so bad that itís glorious.

The359
December 22nd, 2017, 04:33 PM
You forgot the best part about the update: they added some fucken shitty seasonal music to the menu screens. It’s so bad that it’s glorious.

They also added GT2 menu music to the GT League menu!

Yw-slayer
December 22nd, 2017, 04:43 PM
I turn off all music. If I listen to music in a GT game, it's going to be mine!

SkylineObsession
December 23rd, 2017, 01:44 AM
Oh hello, now that there's a campaign mode and Skylines, i suddenly feel a desire to fire up the game for only the second time (first was launch day).

Must say, with all the handling etc patches they've done, i can actually control the freakin cars now! And can drive very easily in the in car view, which i find it slightly difficult at best, to do in any other videogame (even past GT's).
Much approve.

And the R32 GT-R sounds more realistic in this game than in any other game EVER. Very happy with sound. Not sure if it's 100% accurate because everyone i know with R32 GT-R's in real life has an aftermarket exhaust. But it's closer than any game has gotten so far. :)

And also the lowish speed handling is more realistic, it can power oversteer, and drift just like in real life instead of being an understeering dog like in other games/GT's.

But anyway, my first four pics, in order.

Naturally i had to park up two GT-R's in a New Zealand setting, for my first ever GT Sport photo.
https://i.postimg.cc/nzn3xcGL/Gran-Turismo-SPORT-20171223223232.jpg

And then on the extremely long cruise home (in the north island, not the south this time) i tried my first motion shot with Scapes.
https://i.postimg.cc/g0FMMKw8/Gran-Turismo-SPORT-20171223223225.jpg

Then a in game image with the bleach filter (hence the bright mountain)
https://i.postimg.cc/bJL3wcm9/Gran-Turismo-SPORT-20171223223245.jpg

And a sideways shot. Not that you can tell. :(
https://i.postimg.cc/wBXwnsJP/Gran-Turismo-SPORT-20171223223250.jpg

Still highly disappointed with no/barely distinguishable tyre marks on the ground, and a severe lack of tyre smoke. Hope they improve them in future updates.

dodint
December 23rd, 2017, 11:29 AM
If you want tire smoke, PC2 has it every time you approach the limit of traction. ;)

SkylineObsession
December 23rd, 2017, 04:12 PM
Delete

SkylineObsession
December 23rd, 2017, 04:26 PM
I've tried the demo, so am halfway there. ;)

I know i keep harping on this same old song, but here's absolute proof that even the current Forza doesn't have truly accurate car models (owning two R32's in real life, and knowing a number of people with R32 GT-R's, and having driven some of them, it's the little things that bug me!).

https://i.postimg.cc/DydGgHG9/maxresdefault.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/bJL3wcm9/Gran-Turismo-SPORT-20171223223245.jpg

I honestly think it's still the same model from Forza 3 or whenever it first came into the series, maybe with smoothed out polygons etc but not built from the ground up again like Polyphony claim they've done. The front bumper is too square, the indicators the wrong colour, headlights aren't as detailed etc etc.
Come on T10, fix the blimmen thing!

Yw-slayer
December 24th, 2017, 12:13 AM
Maybe all of your monitors and/or eyes just suck? :assclown:

dodint
December 25th, 2017, 12:34 PM
Hah:

https://wccftech.com/uncharted-director-slams-gt-sport-online/amp/



Itís rare to see developers openly criticizing each otherís work, particularly when they work for the same employer. In this instance, though, Naughty Dogís Kurt Margenau (Co-Lead Designer of Uncharted 4: A Thiefís End and Game Director on the recent Uncharted: The Lost Legacy) just couldnít refrain himself from slamming GT Sportís online-only save system.

Thatís right, even with the recent addition of a single player mode GT Sport can still be saved only when connected to the gameís servers, which are however once again down. Margenau wrote ďWhose idea was this?Ē before making a couple joke in subsequent tweets, the first one dubbing GT Sport a ďphoto car shoot simulatorĒ (hinting at the gameís Scapes mode) and the second one mentioning that the main obstacle to getting his new Xbox branded Fanatec wheel working in GT Sport is, well, the fact that with servers being down thereís not much point in playing the game.

Rare White Ape
December 25th, 2017, 02:52 PM
I think he’s got more problems than the online only connectivity (which does suck) if he’s trying to connect an Xbox branded wheel to his PS4.

Just sayin’

dodint
December 25th, 2017, 02:55 PM
I don't know how inclusive Sony tried to be. I know Forza on PC tried to include every controller made or something. You can play it with a DS4 if you want.

Yw-slayer
December 25th, 2017, 03:49 PM
4 people have liked my Totoro paintjob for the LC500!

Rare White Ape
December 25th, 2017, 07:04 PM
I don't know how inclusive Sony tried to be. I know Forza on PC tried to include every controller made or something. You can play it with a DS4 if you want.

Its pretty much not inclusive at all, on both sides of the blue/green divide. Eurogamer has a good article on it a while ago, which I link below:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-11-05-whats-the-deal-with-ps4-and-xbox-one-steering-wheels

The tldr version is that in order to maintain the ďsecurity and integrityĒ of their systems, both Sony and MS mandate that their peripherals operate in a closed system, and this is regulated by the inclusion of security chips in any 3rd party licensed hardware which talk to the consoles to allow access.

This means that even though a Logitech G29 is fundamentally the same as a G920 (bar a few minor differences), they will only work on the system whoís security chip resides on the circuit board. Interestingly the H-pattern shifter and pedals for those wheels are universal across platforms soÖ whatevs.

This doesnít count for PC, though. Any attempt to mandate Xbox-only peripherals on the UWP would be looked upon not-quite favourably by the gaming public. And thatís a slight understatement.

Fanatec was smart about it. They made the wheel bases identical between the two systems, but included the security chip in the wheel rim, which can be swapped for PS4 or Xbox specific wheels. Itíll only cost you $1-200 to change your wheel, instead of many hundreds for the pricey full setup.

SkylineObsession
December 26th, 2017, 07:04 PM
What does everyone think of the car sounds in GT now?

Personally (having heard heaps and driven a few) i find the R32 GT-R sound to be the most accurate i've heard in any videogame ever. Modelling wise it has also never looked better in a game.

The Audi Quattro Group B rally car sounds freakin awesome especially at speed and with the 'echo' sound of it being away in the distance. Would drive it just to hear the sound. :D

But by far the best sounding car i've heard in the game so far, is that of the Ferrari F40. It sounds better/more realistic in GT Sport than any other game i've seen/driven it in including Forza, which usually has the best sounding cars. I really can't believe i just wrote that, as never expected GT's sounds to get this good, i'll be honest.

I spent a good few laps around Bathurst last night in the F40 just listening to it take off, cruise, idle, hit boost when accelerating and by far the most entertaining was the crackles/backfires etc when you decelerate - just like it does on the YouTube clips :D :D (could be a bit louder though).

I can see that car getting a lot of mileage until/unless something better sounding comes along. :)

Wifey and me also tried out the two player split screen last night and it is the sharpest most detailed 2P S/S i've ever seen in a racing game (well, it's not like many games have that feature though), it was great fun too. And it brings the return of a full screen replay, instead of split screen replay like a number of other GT's annoyingly used. And replays can be saved again - pics of my 390hp R32 GT-R vs. her 588hp Audi Group B coming soon...

CudaMan
December 26th, 2017, 11:32 PM
Majority of the engine sounds are amazing. Some of the GT3 race cars are spot on perfect (Audi R8, Ferrari 458, McLaren 650S come to mind). The GT3 GT-R is not the right sound - I have a feeling a street car with an aftermarket exhaust was sampled instead. The race car has individual side exhausts and sounds much different.

Overall though I'm very pleased with this aspect of GT Sport, and I think it's the largest leap forward the franchise made in the transition from past titles to GT Sport. Even in replays the sound effects and immersion are amazeballs.

SkylineObsession
December 27th, 2017, 04:29 PM
Right on the limits of traction most of the race, great fun. :)
And on the last lap it may look like i was trying to take the 911 out, but i was actually just trying to figure out where he was, as well as try to get the car back under control.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgTsW0dqgog

I actually restarted this race maybe ten times or more, just to have it as clean as possible. Too much contact with other cars in previous attempts (because the F40 is a handful...).

Snake Plissken
December 27th, 2017, 07:46 PM
I love running laps in VR, limited as the mode may be, its insanely fun to "feel" like youre inside some of these cars.

Rare White Ape
December 28th, 2017, 12:01 AM
Video

As good as the latest 911 GT3 RS is, itís got nothing on the F40 for sheer spectacle.

Look at that body shape; a pure 1980s facia, followed up by a wedge that tapers outwards as it attempts to contain the engine and massive rear hoops, topped of by the lewdest wing on this side of a Gundam manga.

Fantastic.

Godson
December 28th, 2017, 11:32 AM
The competition wing is even better

SkylineObsession
December 28th, 2017, 05:24 PM
Yep, i absolutely love the F40. It was my ultimate dream car until the Ferrari F50 came out and overtook it. Still second on the list after the F50 though, even with all the other nice cars released since 1995.

In my opinion supercars need to be low, wide and sound different than anything else. That's why i don't consider Gallardos, GT-Rs, 911's, Corvettes etc supercars, as i've said before. The F40 is without a doubt a supercar.

Yw-slayer
December 29th, 2017, 05:03 AM
High five, mate! I love the F50. Personally I never got into the F40.

stephenb
December 29th, 2017, 11:29 AM
GT Sport replays sure are pretty :drool:

MR2 Fan
December 30th, 2017, 05:41 PM
I honestly never liked the F40 that much, maybe because it is basically just seems like a race car that's been made road legal.

CudaMan
December 30th, 2017, 08:36 PM
You say that like it's a bad thing.

Yw-slayer
December 30th, 2017, 09:34 PM
I just don't think it looks hard-core enough.

MR2 Fan
December 31st, 2017, 01:41 AM
You say that like it's a bad thing.

Just not my taste. I'd rather have something relatively comfortable for the street. I've never driven one, but it basically is entirely a racing car, no creature comforts or amenities to speak of.

CudaMan
December 31st, 2017, 10:08 AM
It was the 80s. You couldn't go 200mph and have creature comforts back then. :lol:

Rare White Ape
December 31st, 2017, 01:09 PM
Like you can now in a Honda Civic.

SkylineObsession
December 31st, 2017, 02:00 PM
The later versions of the F40 were a bit less racecary. Like wind down windows etc instead of slide open slots in windows. ;)

pl8ster
January 2nd, 2018, 12:39 PM
Allowed myself to drop to "D" driver rating as I chased the level 2 "Clean Races" accomplishment (6 clean races in a row) by not qualifying and driving at the back of the pack. Brought my SR up to "S," unsurprisingly. Now working my way back up from D, and I've got to say, it's really refreshing racing against other S drivers. Such a huge difference even compared to B class, which is where I was before.

I know what you're thinking, and you're right: I shouldn't have had to drop from B to D in order to get 6 clean races in a row. Inevitably, I would be at/near the back of the pack and someone in front of me would screw up enough for me to feel like I could pass, only to have them make contact. So then I'm still finishing at the back of the pack with no qualifying time, starting over with the next race. Eventually I got to where I would just hit the brakes if someone did something crazy in front of me so I could preserve my streak.

SkylineObsession
January 2nd, 2018, 04:09 PM
I started doing that achievement but kept making stoopid mistakes racing myself in the races at the back of the pack, which lead to the streak being broken. Haven't had two clean races in a row yet, all cos of me. Although someone did whack me from behind on Suzuka daily race the other day, i thought he was way further back than he was.

pl8ster
January 2nd, 2018, 04:46 PM
Ha, that's exactly what I'm talking about.

"Oh, they screwed up, I can pass them..."
*CRASH*
"MOTHERF**KER!!"

Rare White Ape
January 2nd, 2018, 05:03 PM
My preferred method is to just sit on their tail for a few laps. Theyíll inevitably screw up, but I still donít pass unless itís 120% clean. So I sit there some more, about 5 meters off their rear bumper, until they nervously screw up again.

The359
January 4th, 2018, 03:31 PM
I swear I have the worsr SR luck ever. It seems I can never go a whole race without some knock. Most races its 2-3 times. I just can't avoid idiots or make stupid mistakes.

SkylineObsession
January 5th, 2018, 04:32 PM
Anyone here used the livery uploader, after converting/editing a file to .SVG format?

My brother had a go at it but he's unfamiliar with the process and doesn't own a programme capable of doing it (he used a trial version of something, i think). Tried it in game and only the line and circles showed up, plus they got badly pixelated when fully enlarged.

Basically i want my car club logo ingame: http://southernskylines.com/phpBB3/
http://southernskylines.com/phpBB3/styles/southernskylinesred/theme/images/logo.png (can provide the orginal size version, and a solid background version - and the Blade Runner font used to make it if need be)

If not i'll have to log back into GTPlanet for the first time in years. :eek:

Rare White Ape
January 5th, 2018, 07:43 PM
I can have a look at it if you want.

From my experience, it might have to be split up (top text and bottom text) and lose the drop shadow if the file size is large enough. The shadow can be fixed by placing a copy underneath in-game, and changing its colour, but youíll have a solid shadow, not a gradient.

Probably easiest if you put all of your assets into Dropbox for me to download.

SkylineObsession
January 5th, 2018, 08:39 PM
Oh, didn't realise the shadow was there. It's not on the logo we get made into stickers, so my brother (who made it) must have put the shadow on the website version.
https://s26.postimg.org/oh8xc5njt/DSC6011_1920x1280.jpg

Here are the original files (PNG format - click on images, then zoom in/save as on the site);

Black text, no background
https://s26.postimg.org/laedslfz9/ssestickerbigblknobg.png (https://postimg.org/image/laedslfz9/)

Black text, white background
https://s26.postimg.org/5ox28molh/ssestickerbigblkwhbg.png (https://postimg.org/image/5ox28molh/)

White text, black background
https://s26.postimg.org/9lae4mhat/ssestickerbigwhblkbg.png (https://postimg.org/image/9lae4mhat/)

White text, no background (what we use for car stickers)
https://s26.postimg.org/y1sjz32lx/ssestickerbigwhnobg.png (https://postimg.org/image/y1sjz32lx/)

Best of luck, much appreciated too. :)

Rare White Ape
January 5th, 2018, 10:09 PM
Here you go!

http://scontent.fbne3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/26173800_10155796574430792_6791750385708638920_o.j pg?oh=6936484f68208d343001f7b9f384051e&oe=5ABE5491

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pwspbww2gl1q93z/SouthernSkylinesB.svg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mmrkmwnyg9txwtg/SouthernSkylinesW.svg?dl=0

Instructions: click each link, then right-click the image, save as .svg, then upload into the GT Sport decal uploader.

I started work on them before you edited your post with those larger-res files, so they go off your first example and look a wee bit taller. Had to make them from scratch!

Actually, looking closer at the links you posted, it looks like your larger size files are a bit squished, might wanna look into that...

Rare White Ape
January 5th, 2018, 10:16 PM
Also, feel free to use those svg files next time you get stickers made. Your sticker person will love you a lot more if you give him those than if you ask him to convert raster images :p

SkylineObsession
January 5th, 2018, 10:21 PM
Dayum, you bloody legend. :D

Thanks a lot man. :) :hard: I'll go on a 'liking' spree for anything you share in game. ;)

Will let my brother know too, and will send him the images.

Rare White Ape
January 6th, 2018, 01:25 AM
It’s alright bro, happy to help :up:

Plus I get to learn more ins-and-outs of Adobe Illustrator.

SkylineObsession
January 6th, 2018, 01:51 PM
https://i.postimg.cc/502tgTRb/4827876472386486804-0.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/qBY7cmXH/6269011849733244444-0.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/gjfkYJk2/4693335822976418324-0.jpg

Spent blimmen ages trying to find a scape with the right lighting for the R32 single shot, as it kept either looking too shiney or too dull. Like, i was up till 1:30am trying, but gave up and took these shots this morning. Still not happy with the R32 one.

I'm finding myself being even fussier with pics than in the past games, as because the game can look so realistic now i don't like keeping photos that make it look like a video game!

pl8ster
January 9th, 2018, 07:28 AM
That full lap of the 'Ring in the Circuit Missions is going to be the death of me. I see our tame racing driver has beat the gold target by about 20 seconds, which is funny because I need to make up almost that much time (16 seconds) to get gold.

Speaking of unfair matchups, why do I keep getting put up against people with driver ratings of A? I am in a cycle where I don't qualify well and can't really move up. I had a DR of B at one point before the Clean Races Streak Attempt, I slipped down to D during that time, worked my way back up to a high C afterward but am now back down to D. But hey, my Sportsmanship Rating is still S.

I guess I need to just face the fact that I'm not very good :lol:

CudaMan
January 9th, 2018, 09:27 AM
I think SR has a significant impact on who you're matched with. It's not just DR. And I think that's a good thing. Clean drivers get to be matched with clean drivers more often. Maybe spending a little more time practicing a car/track combination can get you a few tenths to start further up the grid.

I did the opposite for a couple of Daily Races yesterday. Three laps of practice/qualy in the RX-7, jumped in a race 8th or so and finished 5th, doing a couple more qualy laps before the next race which by then I'd figured things out better and led start to finish. Then I did something that turned out to be really fun - the Gr4 GT-R at Brands Hatch with 1 practice/qualy lap (all I had time for before it started). It's not a hard car to drive at the limit so there was a ton of great hard racing with the SR S drivers. And yeah a little bumping from time to time too. :) I started 12th and finished 5th, and it was one of the more fun races I've done in a while. Some good dicing and some moments where 3-4 people were all challenging each other into a corner. :)

On the 'Ring Circuit Experience, A) knowing *all* of the track well is worth a lot of time in some sections that don't flow very naturally, and B) TCS only slows cars down unless they've changed that in a recent update.

pl8ster
January 9th, 2018, 12:25 PM
Yeah, some of my problem is not spending enough time with qualifying, admittedly. But I'm finding it difficult to pass people without contact, it's like I'm just a bit faster than they are but they are not driving badly enough for me to be able to pass without being a dick about it. I feel pressure to stay up on them because I have people coming up behind me and I need to hold my position, but in reality, I would probably benefit from hanging back a bit to be able to take a superior line through a corner that would set me up for a better exit speed instead of having to slow down to avoid hitting them, but then I've got someone driving up my tailpipe. It's tough.

As for the 'Ring, I'm down to 7:01, those last four seconds are going to be murder. I totally get the TCS bit, but I don't dare bring it down from 3 because it's already a bit squirmy on corner exits. Guess I need to man up, drop TCS down to at least 2 and work on throttle modulation.

SkylineObsession
January 9th, 2018, 02:12 PM
What car is used for the Nordschliefe Circuit Mission? Saving the Ring for last, as it's my favourite track.

I know every bit of that track, and where the bumps are and where the road curves etc. Terrifying hooning along it in a bloody fast car, but awesome fun at the same time.

Sort of similar in Forza, except there's more frustration involved, due to the lack of traction the cars have and the sheer arseholeyness of the instant slow down run off areas (not that i cheat, but if i make a mistake i want a chance to correct it).

CudaMan
January 9th, 2018, 02:54 PM
If you're not using pedals, throttle modulation can be pretty tough indeed. I'm sure it's possible to beat the Gold time with TCS on. It's just that I noticed a while back that TCS would cut in in places where it shouldn't, ever so slightly, often enough that it'd cost a little bit of time. I used to run it on GT3/GT4 cars to be realistic, but when I found out it was slowing me down on straights I abandoned TC altogether. Even if it's set to 1 it'll slow the car down in this way.

People often tend to think of wanting to be first into the corner, but often it's about being first *to the next corner*. You can pass a lot of people by fooling them into going in too deep. Pressure from behind does add a lot to the difficulty level in managing passing opportunities without losing positions.

pl8ster
January 9th, 2018, 05:55 PM
What car is used for the Nordschliefe Circuit Mission? Saving the Ring for last, as it's my favourite track.


BMW M6 GT3 Walkenhorst Motorsport '16

Rare White Ape
January 9th, 2018, 06:25 PM
BMW M6 GT3 Walkenhorst Motorsport '16

Great car. Itís shitloads of fun from the driverís view. That big olí front end blocks most of your vision on some of the Nordschliefeís more elevated crests, so I tís very much a Ďspatial awarenessí exercise at speed, and heaps more fun to do than simply trying for lap times.

SkylineObsession
January 9th, 2018, 07:37 PM
Cheers, haven't driven that car yet. Pretty sure i've said it before, but the incar view in GT Sport is by far the easiest to drive with out of every racing game i've ever played, right back to PS1/PS2 days. I somehow have better than usual spacial awareness, so i can get close to other cars/the edge of the track etc and still drive really fast.

So yeah, it's great fun doing a race just to drive in that view. I only switch to bonnet/roof cam if i'm struggling to beat something and need to know exactly where the car is instead of guess.

pl8ster
January 10th, 2018, 08:54 AM
I dropped the TCS on the M6 to 2 and actually found it easier to drive, which I definitely wasn't expecting. A few runs at lunch netted me 6:58.3xx and I definitely left some time out there. Maybe TCS set to 1 will make it easier to drive still ;)

And I'm almost out of D. I think I'm a low B/high C driver, really.

The359
January 12th, 2018, 01:01 PM
I've fallen in love again. Alfa Romeo 4C Gr.3 Street Car at Maggiore. The perfect amount of loose, great when you can get it right.

Currently 9th in the fastest lap standings.

Yw-slayer
January 12th, 2018, 03:36 PM
Rats, I guess that means I happnow have to grind to get it.

The359
January 12th, 2018, 11:50 PM
https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/grip-bug-thread.373223/

An interesting development brewing, and one that I had noticed for some time now. A small collection of users are able to set fantastic lap times far faster than anyone else in the Top 10 rankings, apparently due to a bug that grants them far more grip than everyone else has in the game. It appears to be tied to accounts as some users who have been called on this have created subaccounts and are unable to match the lap times they originally set.

Godson
January 13th, 2018, 12:21 PM
I noticed that with some of the lap times on the challenges. I stopped doing the challenge when I noticed it.

I wonder if the same can be said for a loss of grip too?

The359
January 23rd, 2018, 11:49 AM
Finally managed to claw my way up to S Drivers Rank. Two days of near consistent 2nd place finishes in the ten lap enduros put it over the top.

http://www.kudosprime.com/gts/stats.php?profile=search

This tool tells you exactly where you stand on DR and SR rankings, from day to day, to show you how you're progressing or regressing.

Rare White Ape
January 23rd, 2018, 05:11 PM
Mines pretty good:

2/2 clean races
1/2 wins
1/2 fastest laps

The359
January 25th, 2018, 10:55 AM
GT Sport 1.11 Update coming tonight. 10 new cars, Monza, and three new shorter layouts for Lago Maggiore. Four new GT League events added as well.

dodint
January 25th, 2018, 11:11 AM
I hope there is a Gr.3 edition of the microbus coming.

pl8ster
January 25th, 2018, 11:31 AM
Ferrari 512BB :swoon:

Godson
January 25th, 2018, 01:05 PM
I hope there is a Gr.3 edition of the microbus coming.

I literally dropped my phone over this comment I was laughing so hard.

Rare White Ape
January 25th, 2018, 01:41 PM
Here’s a nice video.


https://youtu.be/XuVzni1i8BM

The update is excellent. And not a cent paid!

SkylineObsession
January 25th, 2018, 03:52 PM
Supra! Diablo!

That's me sorted. :)

Still want the F50, but they've never modelled it before so it won't be a priority. :(

pl8ster
January 26th, 2018, 05:25 AM
They were starting to cycle back through the Gr. 3 road cars in the Mileage Exchange, so these new cars are much appreciated.

I suppose I'll have to once again buy the 512BB in every one of its bazillion colors.

Yw-slayer
January 26th, 2018, 05:33 AM
And a Mecca!!!

Freude am Fahren
January 26th, 2018, 04:58 PM
Nice list. Between the lineup, and it being free, it makes Forza look that much worse...

I have barely touched this since buying it after learning that I can't use my Fanatec wheel (my bad). I just can't get into racing with a controller anymore. I haven't setup my VR stuff yet either :(

SkylineObsession
January 26th, 2018, 07:13 PM
Woahly sh1t. The Ford GT sounds like a V6. :( By far the worst sounding car i've heard in GTS so far. :( Supra sounds great, Diablo is closer to real than i thought they'd get - and a huge improvement on its sound in GT6, and Viper has a bit of the Viper sound there.

But yeah, the GT though... :( Don't see me driving it sounding like that.

MR2 Fan
January 29th, 2018, 07:33 AM
hint: The Ford GT IS a V6

Edit: sorry, I meant the new one, looks like they added the older one

pl8ster
February 6th, 2018, 04:00 AM
Funny how some car/track combos are just right. From the day the game came out until Saturday, I had about 12 wins and probably the same number of poles. On Saturday, I was doing the 2000GT race at the shortened Maggiore track...I think I had five poles and three wins.

Not doing so well with the Group 1 races, clearly I do better with slower cars :lol:

The359
February 6th, 2018, 09:37 AM
Yeah, the Group 1 cars are hard to be consistent with.

pl8ster
February 7th, 2018, 03:55 AM
Last night I was doing the Viper race at another shortened Maggiore track, decided to try qualifying instead of starting at the back and seeing how many people I could pick off (which is immensely satisfying but not especially good for DR), ended up qualifying/finishing 2nd/2nd and 1st/1st. Was seven seconds ahead of the rest of the pack in 2nd place and 10 seconds ahead in 1st.

Either I'm finally getting the hang of this, or Maggiore is my bag, baby.

pl8ster
February 8th, 2018, 05:15 AM
As I found out yesterday, daily races at Monza are total shit. That track is a punter's paradise.

The359
February 9th, 2018, 05:30 PM
Guess I get to save my credits. 330 P4 was my workout prize yesterday, XJ13 was the prize today.

Freude am Fahren
February 9th, 2018, 07:11 PM
I keep winning freaking Lancers :(

Rare White Ape
February 9th, 2018, 09:23 PM
Delightfully trolltacular :)

http://scontent.fbne3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/27748183_10155892485015792_4290798541537387090_o.j pg?oh=579adf9174ba0fb23d84352bde93e0bd&oe=5B0F31E1

http://s3.amazonaws.com/gt7sp-prod/livery/37/27/82/6053406346833822737_23.jpg

The359
February 9th, 2018, 09:28 PM
I thought about doing the Forza version of the SRT Viper ;)

pl8ster
February 12th, 2018, 03:45 AM
Love the GT windshield strip, nice bit of contrast :lol:

I keep winning those stupid tiny yellow Toyotas. I think I have eight of them now.

dodint
February 26th, 2018, 10:27 AM
Highly impressed with The359 pulling down the 91 Sport Mode wins Schumacher trophy. Are you close on the 61 poles?

The359
February 26th, 2018, 11:02 AM
Highly impressed with The359 pulling down the 91 Sport Mode wins Schumacher trophy. Are you close on the 61 poles?

I'm 2-3 poles away from 65, which I honestly think is a tougher achievement. It mostly helped that I was very good at the Gr. 4 races at Monza, I think I won maybe 6-7 of those during the 24 hour period and had a qualifying time in the Top 10 for a while

dodint
February 26th, 2018, 12:33 PM
I retired with, I think, 2 wins. :lol:

The359
February 26th, 2018, 03:00 PM
435 races, 94 wins, 63 poles, 83 fastest laps. Not a bad average of 1 in 5.

GreatScawt
February 27th, 2018, 07:34 AM
Wow! Good stuff dude. Do you use controller or wheel?

The359
February 27th, 2018, 07:51 AM
A mix of both, mostly controller still just because I am so used to it and it's easier for a quick pickup late at night.

Freude am Fahren
February 27th, 2018, 10:37 AM
So I played most of the single player missions and tests and stuff with a controller before I discovered the Drive Hub that allows me to use my Fanatec CSW v2 and pedals. Game changer. So much fun, and FFB is really good. Only odd thing is the buttons mapping gets reset everytime I turn it off. Fixing it is only a matter of bringing up the G29 page (where all my mappings are in fact saved) and clicking OK. Luckily I don't have to go in a reset each control.

I don't have a PS+ account, so I haven't done any multiplayer yet. Maybe it's time.

I also love the way GT (it was good in GT6 too, so I don't know when it started) figures out what kind of shifting I want to use. Without ever going into a menu, or even pausing a race, I can switch between paddles, seq. stick, H-pattern, H-pattern with clutch by just doing it. Only catch is going from H with clutch to H without clutch, you have to go to the paddles or seq once (which turns off clutch basically). Far as I can tell though, even when using a clutch, it auto-blips.

The359
February 27th, 2018, 07:47 PM
February (just) update:

Two new roval courses using the Blue Moon Bay oval.
Several new GT Life events, including a new Porsche endurance race.

12 new cars:
1972 Alpine A110 1600S
2017 Alpine A110 Premiere Edition
2007 Audi R8 4.2 FSI R-Tronic
1971 DeTomaso Pantera
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
2016 Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man Time Attack
2017 Subaru BRZ Falken Tire/Turn Fourteen Distribution (Drift)
1988 Toyota Supra 3.0 GT-A
1997 Toyota MR2 GT-S

And....

Gran Turismo F1500T-A Formula One car, based on a generic 1980s turbo era car. There is an entire GT Life series now based on the F1500T-A.

Rare White Ape
February 27th, 2018, 11:00 PM
Sick! Thanks for the info.

Looks like a prime candidate for some paintjob work.

http://www.gtplanet.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Gran-Turismo-Sport-Gran-Turismo-F1500T-A-1200x675.jpg

SkylineObsession
February 27th, 2018, 11:19 PM
And updates to the SR etc system in Sport mode.

You can now be dq'd from a race for having too many collisions.
There's now an option to report griefers.
If you don't 'fix' your time penalties within a period of time, more time will be added.

And so on.

:up:

Rare White Ape
February 28th, 2018, 12:15 AM
I had no idea that there was a 2017 Alpine A110 as well. Looks cool :up:

And the IoM WRX? I saw the video of the car when it lapped the TT circuit back in 2016 and set the four-wheel record. Seeing it in the game makes me ache for the Snaefell course to make an appearance in a modern AAA racing game, even if it's 'only' a 4-wheel racing game.

The359
February 28th, 2018, 12:56 AM
My only concern with the change in the penalty system now being on a timer, is that if you're in a big pack of cars on a tight track, pulling off to the side and coasting may lead to accidents. Imagine being in the middle of the Nordschleife and getting a penalty. You can't wait for the straight to coast.

Yw-slayer
February 28th, 2018, 05:44 AM
BUY... oh wait, I already did! Great additions.

pl8ster
February 28th, 2018, 10:43 AM
My only concern with the change in the penalty system now being on a timer, is that if you're in a big pack of cars on a tight track, pulling off to the side and coasting may lead to accidents. Imagine being in the middle of the Nordschleife and getting a penalty. You can't wait for the straight to coast.

You're right. Or Monza, not a whole lot of room to slow down without causing a wreck, aside from the back and front straights. Not to mention the Tokyo Expressway tracks, holy hell.

I did one daily race today, the Gr. 3 cars at the new Blue Moon Speedway road track. Didn't get any penalties myself, but did witness some schlub in a Corvette forcing his way through the pack by brute force, only to see him at a crawl on the side of the track a short time later, waiting out his penalty. Didn't see him again after that :lol: I like the idea of the new penalty setup, but it's going to cause me to either avoid certain tracks altogether for Sport races, or run them without qualifying and use them as an SR farming exercise.

The359
March 4th, 2018, 01:13 AM
The penalty system has really damaged the game for me. If you reach S rank any sort of contact, either from you or from another car, earns both parties a timed penalty, and some of them can be very harsh. My Sportsmanship Rank fell from 99 to 76 in one day.

SkylineObsession
March 4th, 2018, 01:44 AM
I'm still avoiding online racing in GT Sport. :(

Sometimes i boot the game up, think 'now what', then quit out of it and watch YouTube or something. :/

Yw-slayer
March 4th, 2018, 02:15 AM
Online is great. The main point of the game for me.

The359
March 4th, 2018, 12:14 PM
Online racing in the private lobbies is probably much more calm than online racing in Sport, since the penalty system is optional there.

SkylineObsession
March 4th, 2018, 06:57 PM
Yeah i much prefer private lobbies, but haven't 'got into' the game well enough yet to feel the need to venture into that mode.

It's possibly because i'm soaking in Fallout 4 again at the mo, so don't really want to 'waste' time with other games.

Yw-slayer
March 5th, 2018, 03:29 AM
I'm quite happy racing in Sport mode. But it's probably because I'm a backmarker and hence I don't have to fight too much.

pl8ster
March 5th, 2018, 05:15 PM
The Sport races the last couple of days haven't interested me, so I've been doing some of the Campaign races. Anyone done the Ferrari races at Nurburgring GP and Monza? Maybe I just really suck, but I had to use a Gr. 3 458 to win those races. And I still had regular 458s mowing me down on the straights...*after* I took over 1st place.

SkylineObsession
March 5th, 2018, 06:40 PM
Slingshotting?

Really wish they'd dump that from sim racing/driving games, it an unrealistic arcade game feature.

Rare White Ape
March 5th, 2018, 09:02 PM
I think only GT and Forza include it on the sim side of the simcade fence.

Freude am Fahren
March 6th, 2018, 04:59 AM
Yeah, I was doing the Miata races, and on of them was catching me up like he had 300 hp.

SkylineObsession
March 12th, 2018, 03:15 PM
Are we all in agreement that the R8 and GT are the worst/most unrealistic sounding cars in GT Sport? Really hoping for a patch, because at the moment it's GT6 all over again - i can't drive either of those cars because the sound is just too off putting. :/ Sucks, cos i looked forward to driving the V8 R8 as opposed to the V10 usually seen in games.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=198&v=uzJprIwC_mM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-6cBkucLxc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en3JJCQYyiU

Freude am Fahren
March 28th, 2018, 11:40 PM
Downloading 1.15 right now.

Biggest update (for most, IMO) New Track: Tsukuba Circuit.

New Cars (bold=significant IMO):
Honda Raybrig Concept-GT
Lexus Au Tom’s RC F
Nissan Motul Autech GT-R
Aston Martin DB11
BMW M3 Sport Evolution (E30)
Eckerts Rod & Custom Mach Forty
Ford GT40 Mark I
Gran Turismo Red Bull X2014 Standard
Gran Turismo Red Bull X2014 Junior
Lexus RC F GT3
Mazda RX-7 GT-X (FC)
Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R33)
Nissan GT-R Nismo

Some kind of new VR mode, but I haven't dove into that yet.

Most interesting to me? Fanatec Support!?! Does that mean I wasted money on the Drive Hub? Or is this a PS4 v. GT:S situation, in which case, I needed it anyway.

SkylineObsession
March 29th, 2018, 12:23 AM
YAY TSUKUBA!!!!!!!!!

Time to get my drift on. :hard:

And here's hoping we don't have further car sound probs with the new bunch...

Rare White Ape
March 29th, 2018, 05:02 AM
Plus a lovely trio of Super GT cars there too :up:


And here's hoping we don't have further car sound probs with the new bunch...

I'm guessing if you weren't happy with previous cars you won't be happy with these new ones.

SkylineObsession
March 29th, 2018, 02:35 PM
Only the ones mentioned in my post above i weren't happy with, the R8 and the GT40. Every other car in the game at least sounds like it has the right amount of cylinders, and has a better than ever sound than it's had before.

Rare White Ape
March 29th, 2018, 03:18 PM
Oh my bad. I was under the impression that you were unimpressed with a whole load of them.

The359
March 29th, 2018, 03:39 PM
I hope there are more Super GT cars on the way, they've created an entire new "Group 2" for them.

Zevious Zoquis
April 3rd, 2018, 11:54 AM
Hi everybody! How we all liking GT Sport?? I picked it up during the sale a few weeks back...mostly just so I could run laps in a fresh version of the Ring :D I'm enjoying it ftmp...

Tom Servo
April 3rd, 2018, 06:13 PM
Hey! Nice to see you!

I'm not playing it as much as I probably should, mostly because I really wish I could play it on my PC like I do with Forza 7. GTS is a significantly better game, but it's really nice to play something on this hardware vs. my console hardware.

pl8ster
April 13th, 2018, 06:43 AM
Anyone finding the F1500 races completely impossible? Best I've done at Brands Hatch is 9th, haven't even attempted the other two. Holy hell.

And I'm judging by the lack of posts that I'm not the only person losing interest in Sport mode. My main thing lately is creating sunset Scapes pics.

Godson
April 13th, 2018, 10:08 AM
I pick it up every so often. I miss the cars and the modding.

SkylineObsession
April 13th, 2018, 07:52 PM
Everytime there's a content update (excluding the one last week or this week, whenever it was) i turn the game on, have a quick mosey, maybe buy a recently added car and try out a new track, then i turn the game off.

I suspect my 'lack of interest' is because i am concentrating too much on all the billions of other games i have to play/finish/start first. Do plan to start playing GT properly again at some point.

dodint
April 13th, 2018, 07:55 PM
I was obviously never a big GT:S fan, no secret there. It's third in line behind iRacing and PC2 for PS4 in terms of doing serious racing. I really only turn it on to do some arcade racing, and even then I haven't turned a lap in about 6-8 weeks. I also decided to not bother setting up my PS3 so GT:6 is now gone too.

Rare White Ape
April 13th, 2018, 11:32 PM
I play Assetto almost exclusively when Iím prepared to pull out the seat and set it up. Everything else is 2nd-class stuff in my opinion. Even PC2. That game feels terrible, but Iím not used to it and donít give it a whirl that often and havenít really explored its FFB settings. Though, Iíve never played iRacing either so I canít rate it at all.

Iíve made a point to actually plug my wheel into the PS3 (which is set up behind my TV) next time I fold the chair out so that I can sample GT5 and 6, before I get bored and move on to fine champagne racing games like F1 2017 or Race Room or Assetto Corsa.

Zevious Zoquis
April 20th, 2018, 08:56 AM
Yeah like I said, all I really do is TTs @ The Ring. Other than that its just running the race at Blue Moon (or whatever it is) that nets me between $190,000 and $284,000 each time just so I can buy different cars to TT @ The Ring with. :lol: I don't have a wheel right now and just really don't have the gumption to get that involved in it again so I'm using the DS4 and there's still no other car game that works as well with the DS4 as GT afaic. I haven't even done a single online race or anything like that. Probably won't either...

pl8ster
April 20th, 2018, 09:44 AM
Sometimes I go on photo-liking binges, maybe someday I'll get those Level 3 achievements. But if a livery has either Red Bull or Monster logos, it ain't getting a like from me.

pl8ster
April 25th, 2018, 05:00 AM
Dafuq is up with the Kanji characters and the A+ Sportsmanship Rating?

3026

MR2 Fan
April 26th, 2018, 06:43 AM
That's not kanji, that's katakana ;) Katakana is japanese letter conversions of foreign (usually English) words.

It's FU E RA (pause) RI

Basically it's saying Ferrari

pl8ster
April 27th, 2018, 10:24 AM
Not a whole lot in the latest update, a couple of new Dragon's Tail tracks that are supposedly very different from the original; a new Toyota; some new Hawaiian Scapes locations; a change to the DR which now makes A+ the highest level - replacing S; and some tweaks to Sport gameplay which include a PENALTY tag next to your on-screen ID during a race if you have an outstanding penalty.

The only one of these things I can personally attest to is the Scapes portion, the new locations are kind of cool if you're into that sort of thing. Looking forward to trying the new tracks and the PENALTY tag tonight :D

SkylineObsession
April 27th, 2018, 07:14 PM
And the introduction of blue flags for slower and about to be lapped drivers.

I should really start playing this again.

pl8ster
April 30th, 2018, 06:21 AM
I don't always notice the flags, but it's hard to miss the flashing red PENALTY box next to someone's ID as they drive around the track. Quite helpful if you're catching up to them late in a race - those aren't the cars you want to try and draft. I really wish people would move out of the traffic flow before either letting off the gas or, even worse, slamming on their brakes to get rid of their penalty quickly.

Rare White Ape
May 25th, 2018, 07:23 AM
There’s a rumour floating about regarding the next content drop for GT Sport. It’ll contain three Gr. C cars (this bit is true) and there may be a new circuit included in the update. Clues point toward it being La Sarthe 24H track. I hope so!

SkylineObsession
May 25th, 2018, 04:02 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dd8hOy3VwAAQqMg.jpg:large

Personally i really love how PD are revealing the cars in this way, it's different than normal even though it can sometimes be quite easy (or quite hard) to figure out what the cars are.

Freude am Fahren
May 25th, 2018, 06:29 PM
3 Le Mans cars, so Le Mans is a good bet.

My guesses:
Some kind of Evo (VI? VII?)
Nissan R92
Miura
Sauber C9
Mini
Some kind of Puegoet?
Renault Clio RS or something?
BRZ of some kind (maybe just a bog standard one? I don't think we have one yet.)
XJR-9

Rare White Ape
May 25th, 2018, 07:54 PM
The one in the middle is a Fiat 500, after that a Megane Trophy, then a Megane RS.

Yw-slayer
May 27th, 2018, 07:47 AM
Yes, definitely a Fiat 500. I suspect it'll be either a standard BRZ, since we only have the 86 and not the BRZ, or some sort of limited edition BRZ e.g. the Tuned by STI model.

What I REALLY want is the BRZ Super GT race car.

Godson
May 28th, 2018, 08:51 AM
I want a c4 zr1.

Rare White Ape
May 29th, 2018, 06:19 PM
Le Mans CONFIRMED!!!!1Q1!

It’s out tomorrow.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-05-29-le-mans-comes-to-gran-turismo-sport-this-week

Freude am Fahren
May 29th, 2018, 06:30 PM
I didn't even factor in the fact that Le Man is a couple weeks away.

Just realized I'll be driving to New York though :(. I guess streaming Radio Le Man will be a good way to stay awake during the drive.

Godson
May 29th, 2018, 06:56 PM
Or you could come to ncm...

Rare White Ape
May 30th, 2018, 02:09 AM
Le Mans is available now. Looks bloody flipping amazing at dawn in HDR. I did a gasp when I saw this camera angle in the replay.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1745/40642005450_9c0b4ec3ac_o_d.jpg

Jason
May 30th, 2018, 05:23 AM
Apparently GT Sport will be on sale for $20 during Sony's upcoming sale. I'm tempted to pick it up, but I barely touch my Forza games as it is.

dodint
May 30th, 2018, 05:37 AM
You'd like GT:S. The person that takes the best pictures wins, you'd have an edge.

Rare White Ape
May 30th, 2018, 12:50 PM
Doooooo eeeeeet

pl8ster
May 31st, 2018, 08:44 AM
I was able to gold the Dragon Tail track that was just added to Circuit Experience. I beat the gold time by about three quarters of a second, pretty good for me. I think my time was 1:34 something? The only other time posted was by Bryan, who was *four seconds* faster than me :lol:

dodint
May 31st, 2018, 09:08 AM
I popped in to see if LeMans was any good.

Am I alone feeling, both in Chase and Cockpit views, that the illusion of speed just isn't conveyed well? You do 155mph in a Porsche RSR down the endless straight and the way the trees and course texture is modeled it feels like you're going about 50mph. This is the only track that gives me that impression.

Rare White Ape
May 31st, 2018, 02:29 PM
I didn’t get that feeling much at all. I drove last night in a Toyota TS050 in cockpit view with my wheel and it felt plenty fast for me.

But on the flip side a lot of my sim racing is done on the PC version of Assetto where I’ve adjusted my viewing angle to be a closer match for screen size and distance, which reduces the feeling of speed, and you can’t do that in GT so it has that wide angle, things whizzing past effect more than AC does.

There’s two things I want to have a wee complain about in GT Sport:

Firstly, at Le Mans the sunrise is in front of you as you go under the Dunlop bridge, as per the screenshot I posted. But switching to the sunset version the sun is low on the horizon off to the east, at your ten o’clock position as you drive down Mulsanne straight. This is 100% incorrect. In June the sun sets behind you as you go under the Dunlop bridge.

Secondly, the brake pedal is hella touchy in this game. My foot doesn’t even travel down to the firm part of the rubber stopper in my pedal setup, and at 1/4 travel it feels like the car is about to do a front-flip. With ABS off it is terrible. This is something they need to work on.

The359
June 1st, 2018, 10:41 AM
I popped in to see if LeMans was any good.

Am I alone feeling, both in Chase and Cockpit views, that the illusion of speed just isn't conveyed well? You do 155mph in a Porsche RSR down the endless straight and the way the trees and course texture is modeled it feels like you're going about 50mph. This is the only track that gives me that impression.

Tried Le Mans today as well and I felt that as well, even in the Nose cam view. The track, especially Mulsanne, seems much smoother than it was in previous games.

That being said, it is definitely the 2018 version of the track, even with the new starting line gantry, so Mulsanne may have been smoothed out.

CudaMan
June 1st, 2018, 08:01 PM
That new Dragon Trail circuit is pretty fun. I hadn't logged on in a while, and just did that circuit experience the other night. It was fun to figure out the racing line there, it definitely presents some challenges and makes you think. Funny enough I was thinking during the circuit experience that the standard for Gold has become too easy over the years. Hear me out now. :) In the GT1 or GT2 days I remember it being really difficult to get Golds in most of the license tests. It was a real accomplishment that you had to push hard for. Nowadays I can do a sloppy sector of a track I've never even seen before and get Gold the first time out. Second or third time out I can beat the gold sector goal by a second or more. That's too easy. I'm not even close to the quickest in GT Sport, there are plenty of fast guys who are taking the time to get that last 1-2% of speed that I'm not these days.

I imagine it's still more of a challenge for those who are using the DualShock instead of a wheel, though.


What wheel RWA? I tried the bump stop behind the brake pedal of my Thrustmaster T-GT and took it right back out. I couldn't press the brake far enough to get best braking performance from the cars I drove. Perhaps a supremely rigid cockpit would help that a little. But for me it was too much.

Rare White Ape
June 1st, 2018, 10:04 PM
I've got the Logitech G29. The pedals that come with it date back to the G25, I think, so you might have used them in the past.

While we're on the subject of pedals, Bryan you've got a Playseat Challenge haven't you? You should get some L-brackets and rubber stoppers from a hardware store and do this:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1751/42508273011_1035dfd557_b.jpg

But do it this way since the force of your feet pushing down needs to be contained:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1730/41605922545_6515e231f5_b.jpg

What I did there is to basically hard-mount the pedals to a backing board (the foam around the pedal plate has the perfect amount of grip if you screw down really tightly), which then gives me the ability to attach those L-brackets and give them some lift. It's probably the best mod you can do to a cheap racing chair like these, and I don't even need the velcro strap any more!

If you're keen you could go even higher to tilt the pedals closer to vertical. That's the beauty of DIY.

CudaMan
June 2nd, 2018, 09:21 AM
I've used those pedals for eons on the PC. :) Great pedals for the money. I seem to not enjoy dorsiflexion of my ankles much at all so angling the pedals isn't something I'll be trying. In a race car I sit lower down, so by moving the seat fore or aft I can more easily adjust my "at rest" position for my ankles. Yes I'm wacky. :D

Godson
June 2nd, 2018, 09:30 AM
Everytime I come in here, I want a cockpit again.

The359
June 2nd, 2018, 01:06 PM
www.gran-turismo.com has added some new statistics to the user profiles, showing your Sport Mode history, with some interesting break downs. Shows your stats for FIA GT championships, all Sport Mode races, and your stats for each circuit, plus your fastest ever lap times for each category at each circuit.

8400RPM
June 3rd, 2018, 05:56 AM
I imagine it's still more of a challenge for those who are using the DualShock instead of a wheel, though.


Nope. I have been playing with the dualshock only so far as I need to get an adapter to use my old Logitech wheels and havenít got around to it yet, partially because the dualshock implementation is so perfect.

But yeah even with the controller the golds are way too easy, most of them first try like you said. At least there are friends leaferboards to shoot for.

I think this is my first post since acquiring a PS4 Pro and GT Sport a couple months ago. Wow I am impressed and loving this version. The sounds, physics (especially grip levels) are much improved and for me they have finally taken back their position over Forza. Forza 7 feels imferior to me now. Just wish the content was better but they are improving (where is my DC2 Integra!!).

What I really like are the camera adjustments you can make in 3rd person view while driving. The past few GTís have had too stiff of a camera that was locked on to your car. Now you can loosen it up and make it feel like Forza has it which improves the driving feel a lot for me.

And donít get me started on the scapes mode. Worth the price of the game by itself.

Rare White Ape
June 3rd, 2018, 06:00 AM
Haulin ass :hard:


https://youtu.be/Qf22RlhDfHE

pl8ster
June 3rd, 2018, 09:57 AM
That new Dragon Trail circuit is pretty fun. I hadn't logged on in a while, and just did that circuit experience the other night. It was fun to figure out the racing line there, it definitely presents some challenges and makes you think. Funny enough I was thinking during the circuit experience that the standard for Gold has become too easy over the years. Hear me out now. :) In the GT1 or GT2 days I remember it being really difficult to get Golds in most of the license tests. It was a real accomplishment that you had to push hard for. Nowadays I can do a sloppy sector of a track I've never even seen before and get Gold the first time out. Second or third time out I can beat the gold sector goal by a second or more. That's too easy. I'm not even close to the quickest in GT Sport, there are plenty of fast guys who are taking the time to get that last 1-2% of speed that I'm not these days.

I imagine it's still more of a challenge for those who are using the DualShock instead of a wheel, though.


You're absolutely right; I used to have a lot more trouble getting golds - and all golds were pretty much out of the question for me - in the earlier games. I'm just not great at GT Sport, but I'm getting all golds with not a ton of trouble.

CudaMan
June 3rd, 2018, 03:00 PM
Darn millennials and their participation trophy mentality ruin everything.

:p

pl8ster
June 4th, 2018, 01:04 PM
There were a few that made me want to Hulk Smash - the full lap of the 'Ring in the M6 was definitely one of them.

Rare White Ape
June 5th, 2018, 06:47 AM
Been working on something :)

There are other versions already up but they're all INFERIOR to mine.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1736/42535058752_b458b0071b_o.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1741/42535061582_b34543549e_b.jpg

SkylineObsession
June 6th, 2018, 08:49 PM
Nice, Steve Richards's (?) M6. :) You should post that to their Facebook page if they have one.

Don't know how you peeps do that sorta thing, i made some great designs back in Forza 1. Then Forza 2 i made some okay ones. F3 i made only a handful. And it progressively gets worse from there, to the point where i don't think i've touched livery editor in the last few Forza games. :( All i've done in GT is change paint colour and downloaded already made liveries.

8400RPM
June 7th, 2018, 07:13 PM
That is hot. Been wanting to do something a bit more adventerous lately but havenít come up with the right idea yet.

Rare White Ape
June 9th, 2018, 08:24 AM
Been working on something else :)

Yep, Marlboro has been done to death, but everyone does the wrong era, and Iíve gone for something a wee bit differentÖ

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/41794879325_767253c3bc_o_d.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1757/41794880955_1e58b32bc1_o_d.jpg

SkylineObsession
June 16th, 2018, 04:11 PM
Well, finally ventured back into Scapes mode for half an hour or so last night.

Coulda spent more time refining this last night, but was too tired.
https://s26.postimg.cc/oh4h91qcp/6989595417906249748_0.jpg

Reasonably okay with this one, but again - tired. ;)
https://s26.postimg.cc/d4rvr9pdl/8574876782945141788_0.jpg

Very happy with this one. Tried a silver Raptor instead of the EVO at first but it was so much bigger than the Supra that it looked out of place.
https://s26.postimg.cc/d4rvr9x3d/8583879590056853532_0.jpg

XHawkeye
June 16th, 2018, 05:01 PM
:up: :up:

pl8ster
June 18th, 2018, 10:18 AM
Anyone else doing the GTI daily race at LeMans and finding the track penalties far more unforgiving than usual? I thought the rule was at least 2 tires on the track side of the curbing...but there are additional restrictions that I'm trying to sort through. One specific thing I remember is not to glance the inside red curb on the very last turn. I guess that's why it's red...didn't know there were different classes of curbs. I think you know by now I'm not terribly good at this :lol:

Rare White Ape
June 18th, 2018, 12:40 PM
I havenít done the daily race, but I do know that you can be very quick through there if youíre aggressive with the left curb and leave yourself enough space with that final curb.

Same goes for Monza. Iím finding more time in the chicanes there but I stick to single player and Iím scared that my advances wonít be at all legal in multiplayer :lol:

pl8ster
June 19th, 2018, 03:32 AM
You can't be aggressive through the last la Sarthe corner in a daily race, I can tell you that. The kicker is that for qualifying, they start you out before the last two sets of corners and if you get a penalty on the last corner, they drop it on you right before you cross the start/finish line to begin your actual lap...

The359
June 19th, 2018, 10:11 AM
I too noticed the penalties at Le Mans, even in a race with a lot of fast guys 90% of the drivers ended up with a penalty at some point.

I think GT may be adopting the rule that Le Mans had a few years ago about the white line being the limit of the track, not the curbs. Meaning four wheels inside (or outside) the white line counting as a penalty. It was particularly noticable at the exit of the Dunlop chicane (running wide was a penalty) as well as the Mulsanne chicanes.

The359
June 19th, 2018, 10:14 AM
For those that are interested, the FIA Championships are starting for real on Wednesday. A couple seasons for the summer, then regional championships after August with a World Final later in the year. But it seems Nissan has added an incentive: If you choose Nissan for the Manufacturers Championship, they will also be rewarding the highest scoring Nissan drivers with additional prizes and trips to Japan. I'm curious if any other car companies are planning to do the same

https://www.nismo.com/NissanGTSportCup/

pl8ster
June 19th, 2018, 12:12 PM
I too noticed the penalties at Le Mans, even in a race with a lot of fast guys 90% of the drivers ended up with a penalty at some point.

I think GT may be adopting the rule that Le Mans had a few years ago about the white line being the limit of the track, not the curbs. Meaning four wheels inside (or outside) the white line counting as a penalty. It was particularly noticable at the exit of the Dunlop chicane (running wide was a penalty) as well as the Mulsanne chicanes.

I believe you are correct about the white line, that makes sense based on the penalties I was receiving. Didn't realize that was a real thing.

As for the FIA Championship, good luck. I'm just happy to get Top 5 in the daily races :lol:

The359
June 19th, 2018, 01:40 PM
The white line thing only lasted a year or two, they did it under the claim of trying to avoid the sharp stones being knocked onto the track, but they abandoned it pretty quickly.

Godson
June 20th, 2018, 02:31 PM
Can someone here convert an image for me? Trying to convert to svg from png and I lose all color. Need a little help :(

Rare White Ape
June 20th, 2018, 06:23 PM
I can do it if you can wait til I get home from work. Post up the image and I’ll have a look for you.

SkylineObsession
June 20th, 2018, 06:25 PM
Was trying to replicate my brothers Supra with this car, wheels are as close as i can get (five spoke) at the moment - not that you can see them in this pic.
https://s26.postimg.cc/m79ijak55/7134291148124751380_0.jpg

In this i was trying to make it look like the F40 was passing the Renault, and the Enzo was about to pass the F40
https://s26.postimg.cc/56qmametl/7134291159328785940_0.jpg

And this is my uncontrollable 600hp+ Supra, which'll have more power soon now i can afford to upgrade it more (ran out of mileage points)
https://s26.postimg.cc/pqvg94a09/8439768792040506908_0.jpg

Godson
June 20th, 2018, 06:46 PM
I can do it if you can wait til I get home from work. Post up the image and I’ll have a look for you.

https://goo.gl/images/DWFvJU

It's the national Corvette museum. For some reason when I transfer it to svg, it goes all black.

Rare White Ape
June 20th, 2018, 09:48 PM
Have you successfully converted files to SVG before?

dodint
June 21st, 2018, 06:11 AM
For those that are interested, the FIA Championships are starting for real on Wednesday. A couple seasons for the summer, then regional championships after August with a World Final later in the year. But it seems Nissan has added an incentive: If you choose Nissan for the Manufacturers Championship, they will also be rewarding the highest scoring Nissan drivers with additional prizes and trips to Japan. I'm curious if any other car companies are planning to do the same

https://www.nismo.com/NissanGTSportCup/

Which one do you do? Or do you just do both?

pl8ster
June 21st, 2018, 09:11 AM
Man, the DR points system is wack. Because I like to keep track of things, I check out my progress on the Kudos Prime site (http://www.kudosprime.com/gts/stats.php?profile=search). Did the Gr. 3 race at Tsukuba today, didn't have a chance to qualify, started 13th out of 16th, had a great race against what apparently were some substandard opponents and finished 3rd. Since it was the only Sport Mode race I did today, it was easy to see the difference it made in my DR points vs. yesterday. So what was my reward for moving up 10 spots and finishing in the top 3? Just under 400 points. Daaaang.

Godson
June 21st, 2018, 12:00 PM
Have you successfully converted files to SVG before?

Literally, this is the first time I have attempted anything like this.

Rare White Ape
June 21st, 2018, 01:14 PM
Well, firstly, I have to apologise because I completely forgot to do it for you yesterday. I got home from work and people in my house were all like, ďstuff!Ē and all thought of doing it evaporated away and I am a terrible friend. So Iíll do it today :P

Secondly, if youíre using a basic online image to svg converter itís not gunna work. Youíll need a vector graphics program like Adobe Illustrator (or a free one that you donít have to pirate) and a bit of time to learn to do vectors. Theyíre not very user freindly, unfortunately.

Thirdly, I googled ďcorvette museum logo svgĒ and came up with a result on Wikipedia, which usually hosts vectors under fair use so is a good source. Sadly, the file itself (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:National_Corvette_Museum_logo.svg#mw-jump-to-license) is 33kb, which wonít help as you need a max of 15kb, but Iím posting this so you get some idea of how vectors work. This is a professionally made file and is probably the most efficient way to create this image, so a converted-from-raster of the same might look a bit shit, but I wonít know this until I give it a go later today.

Godson
June 21st, 2018, 07:51 PM
No worries mate.

I have been working on this image for the better part of 7 months now. (Honestly for about a week and it has sat because I hadn't touched the game since).

So a few days wait won't hurt anything. I did mess with the "svg" file on Wikipedia, but it was downloaded as a png. Which didn't make any sense. I futz around with various things for about an hour and decided someone here could probably do it lickity split.


I will say this, I'm really excited to share this design. I think you guys will love it.

Rare White Ape
June 22nd, 2018, 01:44 AM
I've gotten to this stage so far, with a huge level of jank. It's 15.5kb, and I don't think you will want that much craggyness for a logo like this. Look at the far right column at the slider labelled 'Paths'. It's the basic level quality slider, and it's waayyyy down the left side. I can get a reasonable result at 25kb, but that's no help at all...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1828/42047883205_03c2fd105c_o.jpg

I'm thinking of splitting it into two halves and adding guide marks so that you can line the two halves up easily. Don't worry, I'll write some instructions so that you can deal with what I've got in mind. If the design you're doing is as good as you say it is (no pressure, heh heh!) then the extra effort is worth it. I'll report back sometime tomorrow!

dodint
June 22nd, 2018, 05:36 AM
Help me understand this.

I waited for the FIA GT series to start.
It drops on 20-June. I'm in bed with a fever, miss day one.
Login on 21-June, Round one is over. The fuck?
Sign with a team to run in the manufacturer series.
Go to race.
No race till 23-June, only open for a 3 hour window. The fuck?
I'm out of town on 23-June. Now 0-2 in participation for this series.
Done for the year now? Fun.

Be more like iRacing, GT:S. Run races every hour or two all week so people can participate.

Rare White Ape
June 22nd, 2018, 08:28 AM
Don’t they do best 4 of 7 (or something) anyway?

dodint
June 22nd, 2018, 08:31 AM
No idea. Clicked through some of the links in the game that talks about the Championships but they're not very informative. Despite the snark my question was sincere. At one point it says it only takes the best 2 of 4 races for a round, but then it also says you can only run one race per round. Just lots of conflicting stuff.

I don't know why the window is so tight. Maybe to make it feel like a 'real' event? iRacing has NASCAR sanctioned events that are asynchronous and it seems to work fine.

The359
June 22nd, 2018, 09:54 AM
June is best 2 out of 4 events. So you can race the final two races. When it says one race per round, that means you have to pick one of the race times that day and that's your only shot.

Then there is Season 2 in July and Season 3 in August, but the schedules haven't been posted yet. I presume they will last through most of the month, every Wednesday and Saturday.

Originally the test seasons were every day except Tuesday and each season lasted a week, but they changed that about a month back.

That being said, the manufacturer you chose for the manufacturer championship, you're stuck with for Season 2 and 3 as well.

Rare White Ape
June 22nd, 2018, 05:27 PM
Alright Tyler!

I have created two files for you. Save them and then upload to the GT decal uploader.

Top: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fi0301fk56v14lv/NCM%20TOP.svg?dl=0
Bottom: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jdcvdmm9naomirz/NCM%20BOTTOM.svg?dl=0

There are crosses at the corners. They are there to help you line them up, and with a bit of fiddling you can scale and rotate each half and get them to match up.

Simply place your first one,
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1840/42057878695_468f183bdd_c.jpg

Then your second one,
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1836/42057878965_f0874d4f5b_c.jpg

And line them up like so.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1771/42057879295_8409ceda58_c.jpg

There's a bit of overlap along the middle, but you might want to place a strip of black in there in case you get some colour peeking through. Doing it this way has necessitated the use of a transparent logo, so the next step involves masking the whole thing with a circle,
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1819/42057879515_42b16689bf_c.jpg

Then moving that layer down behind the rest of the layers.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1818/42057879985_8a4ff25dc3_c.jpg

Now, the biggest snag you might have with this is masking over the guide marks. If you are using a non-standard base colour like this racing yellow Corvette, you will have to match the layer colour to the base colour. This is fairly easy to do if you know the HSV colour values for the paint job, but if you're using a special colour in fluoro or chrome etc, then forget about it. If you need to I can make these again without the guide marks, but you'll have to line them up yourself.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1776/28090774527_23e6bcd6b6_c.jpg

But when it's done you'll get something that looks like this, with layers arranged as they are here.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1831/28090774237_6886ba1f52_c.jpg

Now I can't wait to see what you've planned to do with it :up:

SkylineObsession
June 22nd, 2018, 08:31 PM
And it better be bloody good, after the effort RWA has put in. :mad:









No pressure. ;)

Godson
June 23rd, 2018, 11:27 AM
Fantastic work. Your crosshairs and image upload were perfect. I was able to knock out the first bit of the decal in 5 minutes or so, but do to the location, part of it was intruding into another 'body' area. So I had to get creative as to how to carry the rest of the design while still making it look like one. This is something which I had to do for the entire design. The Hood's 'Mobile 1" design took me almost 5 hours alone due to 3 different panels and a TON of curves which kept making the edges looking completely shitty.

I really wanted to put more decals (which I had already downloaded) on the side-skirts, etc but the Gr. 4 design doesn't really take well to that at all. If I get a wild hair, I will do another (different numbering too) on the Gr. 3 Car.


I really can't thank you enough RWA for the effort you put into the NCM logo. I hope you all enjoy it.


3067

I looked at as many of these photos I could find. Many of which are low resolution and are a jpg file of sorts which don't allow for clear visualizations of certain advertisements when blown up.

3068

:)


3069

:D



Thanks for letting me ramble guys

Godson
June 23rd, 2018, 01:04 PM
The nurburg gp ring is a complete bitch of a track to race at.

Since I have been running it, my driver and sporting reg has dropped because of the first corner and people not knowing how to give room. It's maddening.

pl8ster
June 25th, 2018, 05:39 AM
The nurburg gp ring is a complete bitch of a track to race at.

Since I have been running it, my driver and sporting reg has dropped because of the first corner and people not knowing how to give room. It's maddening.

I ran it once, qualified in 6th and was able to somehow escape the early carnage and capitalize on others' mistakes to finish 3rd. But I could have just as easily finished 8th, I just got lucky.

I refuse to run any of the Tokyo Expressway daily races anymore because of what you're talking about.

dodint
June 27th, 2018, 06:04 PM
Ran my first FIA Manufacturer Champ race. Got pole and fastest lap, finished 14th. Gave up the lead on an error I didn't commit one time in practice or qualifying. Then it was just getting cycled back as I couldn't manage traffic. Very discouraging.

SkylineObsession
June 27th, 2018, 06:54 PM
I know the penalties are there for a reason, and it is the right idea, but for me i find it too stressful (my heart is usually pounding during Sport races) and i get too worried about accidentally hitting someone, or getting taken out myself, and about losing SR and DR.

That's the main reason i've not touched that mode for months. Kind of a shame really. :(

dodint
June 27th, 2018, 07:25 PM
And then I go on to win a Daily Race C in the same car/track combo by 6 seconds as the execution was flawless.. Whatever...

:lol:

SkylineObsession
June 27th, 2018, 08:18 PM
Has the griefing died down much at all?

dodint
June 28th, 2018, 05:22 AM
Honestly the racing was very good, but maybe it's because I qualified so high in everything I ran last night. It was right up there with iRaciing in that regard. I was door to door through 90 degree turns with people and everyone gave good racing space. My mistakes were my own, save for one guy that hip checked me in the FIA race but it was a racing incident. I'm a C/S driver.

It also helps that the game goes out of its way to avoid collisions. There was one point that I missed a braking point and would've lightly tapped the bumper of the guy ahead of me; instead I went 'invisible' until they pulled away. It saves a lot of heartache but does make it definitively not a simulator.

The359
June 28th, 2018, 08:32 PM
I had fallen out of playing the game for a while, so my driving seems subpar, but I finally got a chance to enter. Good Nations Cup race, miserable Manufacturers Cup race. Yet somehow, even with missing the first two races of the season, I'm 3rd and 2nd respectively for highest points for Pennsylvania.

Guess no one is playing?