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 Post subject: NZrFL47: Formula Renault
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:27 pm 
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This season we take racing to new waters on rFactor 2 here at Kiwi Sim Racing - Our first open wheel series! We take the very polished and well made Formula Renault around some of the Grand Prix circuits around the globe in what promises to be some excitable racing.

Mod Download: Formula Renault 3.5 2014

Schedule:
[12/06] - Official Practise Night
[26/06] - Round 1 - Monza - Italian GP Layout
[03/07] - Round 2 - Portugal - GP Layout
[10/07] - Round 3 - Suzuka - GP Layout
[17/07] - Round 4 - Silverstone - GT Layout
[24/07] - Round 5 - Montreal
[31/07] - Round 6 - NOLA - Indy GP Layout

Race Night Schedule:
[20:00] - Official Practise
[20:40] - Qualifying
[20:55] - Drivers Briefing
[21:00] - Racing Commences

All times are NZDT Timezone

Race Night Format:
Each round of this series will consist of two races - one sprint race, and one feature race.
Sprint - Approximately 15 minutes long, with the grids being set from Qualifying Results
Feature - Approximately 45 minutes long, every car must make one Compulsory Pit Stop for 4x Tyres, within the pit window (Pit Window will be posted in each weeks race thread). The grid will be set from the results of Race 1, with the top 8 drivers reversed.

Race Settings and Rules:
Flag Rules - Black Only
Damage - 50%
Fuel usage - 1X
Tire Usage - 1X
Mechanical Failures - Normal
Practice Time - 60 Minutes
Race Length - Sprint & Feature
Type of Start - Standing

Driving Aids:
Traction Control - 0
Anti Lock Brakes - 0
Auto Clutch - Yes
Driving View - Open

Fixed Upgrades:
We will be enforcing an upgrade option to be mandatory - "Aero Package High". This is the default setting, and we have decided to enforce it as mandatory as there is a lot of variance between the Aero packages. We feel the high package will promote the best racing and promote the closest results and less racing incidents. The different aero packages do have a distinct visual difference so anyone caught using a different Aero Package will be penalised accordingly.

DRS - PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING
These cars come fitted with a DRS system. As this system requires every track to have DRS zones correctly implemented, and the lack of quality tracks that do have DRS zones, we have decided to BAN the use of DRS throughout this series. The tracks we have chosen make the DRS unusable during the race, however during practise and possibly qualifying the DRS system may still work. We are making an absolute zero tolerance ruling on the use of DRS - and yes, the DRS does have a graphical alteration on the rear wing, as well as a light on the steering wheel, so it will be easily picked up on if you do use it.

Crossing The Finish Line:
Please refrain from post-race chat and celebrations ("congratulations", burnouts etc.) until after all competitors have crossed the line.

Sign-ups:
Please register which livery you would like to race with in the Skin Reservations Thread
Then make sure you sign up at the Points Site, once the league has been opened there (a post will be made in this thread when it is available). If you need any help signing up, you can post here.

Teams:
Teams of two may be entered on the points site.
There is a teams championship as well, so grab a team mate and register your team on the points site.

Points:
Races will feature a 50% race completion threshold in order to qualify for the finishing bonus.
Races will also feature a crossing the line bonus if you complete the race.


Specific Car Information:
There are a couple of pieces of information to consider.
1) These cars do not allow refueling in the pit stops.
2) Pit-Stops do not fix major mechanical damage.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:02 am 
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Many thanks to Riven the server is up, be sure to jump on for some practise and fun races tonight _b


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:52 pm 

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Ah shoot, unfortunately I won't be able to join tonight as I'm away for work. :rolleyes:

Could someone be so kind to share their setup(s)? I've been able to get down to low 1:37's (without DRS) - if I add all my best sectors together, a 1:36 should be possible but I'm struggling to get it down any further. Any tips on that first chicane would also be appreciated as that one keeps doing my head in!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:23 pm 
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Erik wrote:
Ah shoot, unfortunately I won't be able to join tonight as I'm away for work. :rolleyes:

Could someone be so kind to share their setup(s)? I've been able to get down to low 1:37's (without DRS) - if I add all my best sectors together, a 1:36 should be possible but I'm struggling to get it down any further. Any tips on that first chicane would also be appreciated as that one keeps doing my head in!

Well to be quite honest with you Erik, before the server got reset you had the fastest time! So uhh, any tips?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:27 am 

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Bull wrote:
Well to be quite honest with you Erik, before the server got reset you had the fastest time! So uhh, any tips?


Considering you knocked a second of my time, I think I better ask you for input here :D

For instance, how did you get up to 292 km/hr (without DRS) - I cannot get the car to go faster than 278 on either the main straight or at max 272 before hitting Ascari?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:34 am 
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Vehicle upgrade allows you to set a 'low/med/high' downforce preset.
This is likely where the speed came from.

In the interest of making the league more fun (less accidents and closer racing) the upgrades will be forced to high downforce


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:58 pm 
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As riven said, we found last night different aero packages in the upgrades. We have decided to lock the upgrades to just the high aero package to promote closer racing.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:12 am 

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So I take it that I had been running the high aero package judging by the lack of top speed?

Can’t wait for the new league to start though getting back in the GT3 next week will take getting used to again! :larf:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:03 pm 

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keen to join! moved house so not able to join races and took me long time to set up my rig again >_<


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:12 pm 
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Look forward to having you back Christian _b _b


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:35 pm 
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Points site open for registrations _b


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:40 pm 

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Did we swap out the previous version of the Monza track for a different one?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:55 pm 
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Erik wrote:
Did we swap out the previous version of the Monza track for a different one?

Yes


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:40 am 

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This version seems a little more forgiving than the other one in the chicanes but no tarmac runoff areas?

It feels a bit different to drive. The dip in Lesmo 2 also isn’t destabilising the car as much anymore.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:03 pm 
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Erik wrote:
This version seems a little more forgiving than the other one in the chicanes but no tarmac runoff areas?

It feels a bit different to drive. The dip in Lesmo 2 also isn’t destabilising the car as much anymore.

Riven would beg to differ about the dip!

The main reason for the change was this version didn't have DRS zones so was easier to police our No DRS rule.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:49 pm 

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I agree with Riven about the dip. On exit it tries to snap out.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:30 am 
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:help: So it seems I still have an issue with rF2. The first time I connect to the server I lose connection instantly and the entire game closes back to desktop. No error or pop-ups. I can then rejoin and drive for a couple of minutes but then it does the same, closing to desktop.
The weird thing is, when I go back into rF2 again, all my wheel button key binds are back to default.
I've now uninstalled rF2 and reinstalling today, so hopefully it behaves tonight! :hit:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:02 pm 
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I found some time a week or so ago and thought I'd give it a go. Sadly RF2 has decided it doesn't really want to talk to my wheel anymore. Amazing how RF2 has so many problems. I wasted the afternoon, and drove zero miles.

Thought I'd take another crack at it tonight, but to no avail.

Fortunately every other racing game I have works fine. Wreckfest FTW!

I've just uninstalled it, to see if that helps. Sigh. Life is too short.

(thanks for listening. I just felt like a vent)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:23 pm 
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kerryland wrote:
I found some time a week or so ago and thought I'd give it a go. Sadly RF2 has decided it doesn't really want to talk to my wheel anymore. Amazing how RF2 has so many problems. I wasted the afternoon, and drove zero miles.

Thought I'd take another crack at it tonight, but to no avail.

Fortunately every other racing game I have works fine. Wreckfest FTW!

I've just uninstalled it, to see if that helps. Sigh. Life is too short.

(thanks for listening. I just felt like a vent)

What wheel are you running?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:17 am 
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It's a T300.

rF2 detects it, but gets the inputs wrong, and even when I correct the inputs so that everything looks good the end result is that I can't turn right. That would be fine if I only raced NASCAR, but I don't :-(


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:12 am 
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Download team viewer and jump on discord sometime - we'll get it sorted


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:32 am 
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zimmie10 wrote:
:help: So it seems I still have an issue with rF2. The first time I connect to the server I lose connection instantly and the entire game closes back to desktop. No error or pop-ups. I can then rejoin and drive for a couple of minutes but then it does the same, closing to desktop.
The weird thing is, when I go back into rF2 again, all my wheel button key binds are back to default.
I've now uninstalled rF2 and reinstalling today, so hopefully it behaves tonight! :hit:


So after reinstalling rF2, it is still crashing to desktop. Oddly, it seems to be even worse in single player, as I barely pull out of the pit bay and the game disappears. Could it be a corrupt profile or something? :confused: I'm getting ready to completely delete EVERYTHING and start from scratch.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:26 pm 
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zimmie10 wrote:
zimmie10 wrote:
:help: So it seems I still have an issue with rF2. The first time I connect to the server I lose connection instantly and the entire game closes back to desktop. No error or pop-ups. I can then rejoin and drive for a couple of minutes but then it does the same, closing to desktop.
The weird thing is, when I go back into rF2 again, all my wheel button key binds are back to default.
I've now uninstalled rF2 and reinstalling today, so hopefully it behaves tonight! :hit:


So after reinstalling rF2, it is still crashing to desktop. Oddly, it seems to be even worse in single player, as I barely pull out of the pit bay and the game disappears. Could it be a corrupt profile or something? :confused: I'm getting ready to completely delete EVERYTHING and start from scratch.


Anything come through via Event Viewer?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:18 am 

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On a side note, can we get the server to roll over to Silverstone for practice?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:23 am 

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Thanks for running this series and for hosting! These were my first open wheelers and I really enjoyed racing them!!
_b _b _b _b

I definitely would be up for another round of these on different tracks in the future again!

And I can't wait for the final results to be loaded onto the league points site to see the final standings in the series!


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