The Great Stockcar Heat Setup Thread

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The Great Stockcar Heat Setup Thread

Post by KSR Aaza » Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:07 am

I've decided to start this post to help keep track of setups that are made public. I will continually update this first post with the links to download each setup and where they go on your hard drive.

To post and upload your setups:
1 Save the setup in a sensible format (All the ones I upload are 'Username-Track' eg. 'NewB-BayPark').
2 Send each individual setup into it's own .ZIP file - Right click -> Send To -> Compressed Zipped Folder.
3 Upload the setups in a reply to this thread by using the Upload Attachment part of the post.

To download setups from this thread:
You will find setups in here in two separate forms. The first form will be a .ZIP file (most likely attached to the forum). These need to go into the track folder that the setup is for in your C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\NASCAR Heat\Run\stockcar08\Setups\*Track Name*\ folder. Then you need to open the .ZIP file with the Compressed Zipped Folders/WinZIP/WinRAR or another equivalent and drag and drop the setup into it's folder. If it is a .GAR file, you can simply download the setup to the C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\NASCAR Heat\Run\stockcar08\Setups\*Track Name*\ folder that it belongs to.

Note: If you appear to have no track folder for a specific track, follow the instructions on loading a downloaded setup (below) and go to the stage where you have the choice of either loading Default or Advanced then you will see the folder appear in the C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\NASCAR Heat\Run\stockcar08\Setups\ folder.

Loading A Downloaded Setup:
Open your Stockcar Heat Real Drivers .BAT File and load the game. Choose Single Race, a car and a track. Then choose 'Garage' and push Load. Find the setup you wish to use and then push load again.

Note: For setups that are for more than one track, put them into the C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\NASCAR Heat\Run\stockcar08\Setups\ folder and when going into the Garage, hold your shift key while pushing load and it displays all the setups in the \Setups\ folder.

BayPark Setups: (These go into your BayPark folder inside your C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\NASCAR Heat\stockcar08\Setups folder)
NewB's Wheel Setup
Mr Bling's Controller Setup

Meanne Setups: (These go into your Meanne folder inside your C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\NASCAR Heat\stockcar08\Setups folder)
NewB's Wheel Setup
Mr Bling's Controller Setup

Palmerston Setups: (These go into your Palmerston folder inside your C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\NASCAR Heat\stockcar08\Setups folder)
NewB's Wheel Setup
MadaMaoriJR's Wheel Setup
Mr Bling's Controller Setup

Rotorua Setups: (These go into your Rotorua folder inside your C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\NASCAR Heat\stockcar08\Setups folder)
NewB's Wheel Setup
Mr Bling's Controller Setup

Te Marua Setups: (These go into your TeMarua folder inside your C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\NASCAR Heat\Run\stockcar08\Setups folder)
NewB's Wheel Setup
Mr Bling's Controller Setup

Waikaraka Setups: (These go into your Waikaraka folder inside your C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\NASCAR Heat\stockcar08\Setups folder)
NewB's Wheel Setup
Mr Bling's Controller Setup

Wanganui Setups: (These go into your Wanganui folder inside your C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\NASCAR Heat\stockcar08\Setups folder)
NewB's Wheel Setup
Mr Bling's Controller Setup

Setups for Various Tracks: (These go into C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\NASCAR Heat\stockcar08\Setups folder or the specific folders for the tracks named)
Inspector's Wheel Setups for ALL Tracks - Also includes other setup and driving tips for wheels.
Aaron's Controller Setup for ALL Tracks
Ratman's Controller Base Setup for ALL Tracks
HotWheel's Controller Setup for ALL Tracks

Hope this helps everybody in need of setups or are confused on how to get setups working in the game.
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Re: The Great Stockcar Heat Setup Thread

Post by KSR Aaza » Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:11 am

NewB's Wheel Setups:
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Re: The Great Stockcar Heat Setup Thread

Post by Aaron » Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:12 am

Here it is.
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Re: The Great Stockcar Heat Setup Thread

Post by KSR Aaza » Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:12 am

MrBling's Controller Setups:
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Re: The Great Stockcar Heat Setup Thread

Post by MrBling » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:08 am

Before anyone says anything about my sets, please note these were good "steady" setups for outcar view on a keyboard!
I don't use any of them now we are locked on incar..................

So you probably need to change them up for incar.
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Re: The Great Stockcar Heat Setup Thread

Post by King James » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:21 am

Its ok Bling, you saved alot of kids with these sets, even some use them on incar as im aware _b

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Re: The Great Stockcar Heat Setup Thread

Post by Ratman » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:49 am

This is one that most of my sets were based on but modded to suit each track

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Post by 1073p » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:46 am

broodal.. shot for this........ im sure it will help hhhhhheeeeaaaapppppssss
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Re: The Great Stockcar Heat Setup Thread

Post by MadaMaoriJR » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:58 am

Heres my set for PALMY .

Its for a wheel and if you drive with your brain and not your right foot everyone should be able to crack a 17 with it. But only if u like revs id say download it, im not to sure what its like with a diff change

Cheers:MMJ
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Post by toonz » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:57 pm

thanks for these :)
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Re: The Great Stockcar Heat Setup Thread

Post by Hotwheels » Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:29 pm

This is it for all tracks.
I use a controller.
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Re: The Great Stockcar Heat Setup Thread

Post by Chris56 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:56 pm

heres alitle more info about setups
This is the official 'NASCAR Heat Setup Guide' that has been floating round for awhile. Some of it may not work on the stockcars but in general it should help alot.
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Tire Pressure:
Lower tire pressures result in a more forgiving car, and result in higher tire temperatures.
Higher pressures allow higher top speeds with less temperature buildup. The recommended pressure
will keep the middle (M) temperature of the tires near the average of the inside (I) and outside
(O) temperatures. Going higher than recommended can result in more speed at a high-speed track,
but the loss in grip can hurt at slower tracks.
Settings
Raise R/F Loosens car off the corner.
Lower R/F Tightens car up
Raise R/R Tighter into corner looser off
Lower R/R Looser on short runs, as heat builds tightens up. (Think of those long runs)
Raise L/F Tightens car up into and off the corner.
Lower L/F Looser off the corners.
Raise L/R Looser off the corners but tighter in the middle.
Lower L/R Looser at start but tightens up on long runs.

Shock Bump:
At the front, a lower number (softer shock compression) loosens the car during the transition to
braking, and at the rear, softer shock compression tightens the car during the transition to
throttle. Higher numbers (stiffer shock compression) give quicker reactions during these
transitions, and the opposite effects.

Shock Rebound:
At the front, a lower number (softer shock rebound) loosens the car during the transition to
throttle, and at the rear, softer shock rebound tightens the car during the transition to braking.
Higher numbers (stiffer shock rebound) give quicker reactions during the transitions, and the
opposite effects.
Shocks General
Raise R/F Tighter off the corner.
Lower R/F Looser off the corner.
Raise R/R Looser from the middle and off the corner.
Lower R/R Tighter from the middle and off the corner.
Raise L/F Also tighter from the middle off.
Lower L/F Looser into corners if done in combination with raising r/r.
Raise L/R Looser in and off corner.
Lower L/R Tightens car up off corners.

Note: As a rule I start with Bump. I have found this to have the best effect with the above
settings.

Springs:
Softer front springs usually loosen the car (turns better), while softer rear springs tighten it
(less likely to spin). Use the softest springs you can without letting the car scrape the ground.
If the car rolls too much, stiffen the sway bars.
Settings (partial)
Raise R/R Loosens car into corners.
Lower R/R Tightens car off corner.
Raise L/R Tightens car off corner.
Lower L/R Loosens car in the middle to off corner.


Camber:
Some positive left side and negative right side camber will help the car turn left. Too much
camber will reduce grip and increase tire wear. Tire temperatures on the edge of the tire leaning
into the turn (outside -O- on left, inside -I- on right) should be 5 to 10 degrees hotter than
the other edge. Negative equal cambers on both sides are usually best on a road coarse, with
inside temperatures 5 to 10 degrees hotter than outside.

Front Brake Bias:
If the car doesn't turn well under braking, decrease the front brake bias. If it wants to spin
under braking, increase the front brake bias. Go with the lowest front bias you can control.


Front Sway Bar:
Stiffening the front sway bar (larger diameter) tightens the car and reduces body roll when
cornering, which can give better control over the tire camber during cornering. Too stiff a bar
can lift a front wheel off the track when cornering.

Rear Sway Bar:
Stiffening the rear sway bar (larger diameter) loosens the car and reduces body roll when
cornering.

Final Gear Ratio:
The final gear ratio is used to adjust all four gears together. A smaller ratio allows for higher
top speeds, but produces less torque at the rear wheels, so it will take longer to reach top
speed.

Transmission Gear Ratios:
Allows each gear to be individually adjusted. A smaller ratio allows for higher top speeds, but
produces less torque at the rear wheels, so it takes longer to reach top speed.
DON'T FORGET, once you set the individual gear ratio, it will act accordingly to a change in the
final gear ratio.

Grill Tape:
More tape reduces air drag and increases front down force, but can cause engine overheating.

Spoiler:
Less spoiler reduces air drag and rear down force, giving higher top speeds and a looser car. A
setting of 70% is mandated at the super-speedways.

Front Weight Bias:
Shifting weight to the front (a higher front bias) can help the car turn in better, but may give
more mid-corner push. Shifting weight back can stabilize the car at turn entry, but may loosen in
mid-corner.

Left Weight Bias:
On an oval, use the maximum left weight allowed. On road courses, it's usually best to keep the
weight equal on the left and right sides.

Wedge:
Less wedge will loosen the car, allowing it to turn better. More wedge tightens the car, and can
help in putting the power down. On a road course, use 50% wedge to keep the car from pulling to
the left or right under power.
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