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Title: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Steve on June 14, 2020, 10:43:40 AM
They've done a brilliant job with this virtual 24 hours race .  Even got Alonso, Verstappen etc to be drivers and the graphics are amazingly good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf4d1DujrXc&feature=emb_logo
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 14, 2020, 12:33:06 PM
If you fancy having a crack at it yourself the game they are using for this is available on Steam and you can buy the Le Mans add on for it.  :thumbsup:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/365960/rFactor_2/
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Steve on June 14, 2020, 12:34:25 PM
If you fancy having a crack at it yourself the game they are using for this is available on Steam and you can buy the Le Mans add on for it.  :thumbsup:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/365960/rFactor_2/
I'd be rubbish

And those rigs they use must be serious money
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Barman on June 14, 2020, 12:36:22 PM
I went there once...  cloud9:
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 14, 2020, 12:44:46 PM
If you fancy having a crack at it yourself the game they are using for this is available on Steam and you can buy the Le Mans add on for it.  :thumbsup:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/365960/rFactor_2/
I'd be rubbish

And those rigs they use must be serious money

Depends on how much you want to spend on it really, you can go from around 30:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trust-Gaming-Steering-Vibration-Feedback/dp/B01M1SNH4B/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=pc+racing+wheel&qid=1592138246&sr=8-7

To megabucks:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-Driving-Force-Racing-Steering/dp/B00YUIM2J0/ref=sr_1_18?dchild=1&keywords=pc+racing+wheel&qid=1592138386&sr=8-18

To be honest compared to HOTAS controller sets the price range is a hell of a lot more reasonable, I'm really not looking forward to the day I have to replace mine because I can't fix it anymore.  noooo:
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Steve on June 14, 2020, 01:21:23 PM
So serious rigs are more.  Some of them having moving seats to give them the feel for the bumps etc
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Steve on June 14, 2020, 01:26:20 PM
I went there once...  cloud9:
:thumbsup:

I doubt I'll ever go, my brother kept trying to get me to go but 4 nights in a tent wasn't my idea of fun and he ain't going to be going anymore  cry:  But who knows, if there's a decent big makes rivalry again like the Ferrari v Ford years I'd be up for it but nowadays it's Toyota v Toyota and even they are thinking of pulling out.  Too many stupid rule changes over the years

Did visit the place once, decent museum and cos it's mainly public roads it's one of the world famous tracks I've driven
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 14, 2020, 01:48:25 PM
So serious rigs are more.  Some of them having moving seats to give them the feel for the bumps etc

You can get a basic seat rig, not including the motion unit or controller set for around 150 but if you want to go all the way the motion unit alone can cost a couple of grand:

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/gaming/gaming-accessories/next-level-racing-motion-platform-v3-10178990-pdt.html?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istFeedId=4d7eb93e-055f-499d-8ee5-1cdcc50d67d1&istItemId=wipmrwqmx&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~1016+(PLA)+Gaming+Accessories~1016+(PLA)+PC+GAMING+ad+group~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=GOOGLE&device=c&ds_kids=92700054820826299&tgtid=1016+(PLA)+Gaming+Accessories&=--present--&PLA=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwlZf3BRABEiwA8Q0qqyJi2ccUsOFsQ8FwM9tDpGqceLgrd61b73SkiVhR4jXnRGPENyNNgxoCDzgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

To be honest you don't really need the high end stuff once you are immersed. I spent a decent amount of time on the Sea King simulator at RNAS Culdrose when I was a kid and even with the hydraulics off and the basic graphics at the time I saw plenty of occasions where someone else would be stood in the back of the cockpit and would fall over after 5-10 minutes thinking that the horizon was real and override their sense of balance.
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Steve on June 14, 2020, 01:50:08 PM
I did the F1 simulator at Mercedes World

An awful lot of virtual grass got cut  redface:
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 14, 2020, 01:53:42 PM
I was given a copy of F1 2015 a while back and it sounds like you did far less damage than I did. First race, first turn, perfectly lined up on the racing line and I managed to pull a virtual Nick and wiped out all but 2 of the other racers.  redface:
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Steve on June 14, 2020, 02:00:25 PM
I was given a copy of F1 2015 a while back and it sounds like you did far less damage than I did. First race, first turn, perfectly lined up on the racing line and I managed to pull a virtual Nick and wiped out all but 2 of the other racers.  redface:
lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 14, 2020, 02:24:18 PM
I was given a copy of F1 2015 a while back and it sounds like you did far less damage than I did. First race, first turn, perfectly lined up on the racing line and I managed to pull a virtual Nick and wiped out all but 2 of the other racers.  redface:
lol: lol: lol:

Imagine the big police chase from Blues Brothers but change the cars to F1 racers  redface:

For some reason I wasn't invited back to try racing online again...  rubschin:
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: apc2010 on June 14, 2020, 04:22:42 PM
I went there once...  cloud9:

My best mate (not you ) does every year ..been going for 25? years ...from tents to motorhome ..the group ranges in size from 3 to 30 of them... Thumbs:

He has been divorced twice...... rubschin:
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 27, 2020, 07:25:58 PM
I was given a copy of F1 2015 a while back and it sounds like you did far less damage than I did. First race, first turn, perfectly lined up on the racing line and I managed to pull a virtual Nick and wiped out all but 2 of the other racers.  redface:
lol: lol: lol:

Imagine the big police chase from Blues Brothers but change the cars to F1 racers  redface:

For some reason I wasn't invited back to try racing online again...  rubschin:

Just been emailled about a bundle offer that includes F1 2018 for 3.99.....................well I suppose I could try and make an even bigger crash rubschin:
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Steve on July 27, 2020, 09:17:48 PM
I was given a copy of F1 2015 a while back and it sounds like you did far less damage than I did. First race, first turn, perfectly lined up on the racing line and I managed to pull a virtual Nick and wiped out all but 2 of the other racers.  redface:
lol: lol: lol:

Imagine the big police chase from Blues Brothers but change the cars to F1 racers  redface:

For some reason I wasn't invited back to try racing online again...  rubschin:

Just been emailled about a bundle offer that includes F1 2018 for 3.99.....................well I suppose I could try and make an even bigger crash rubschin:
:thumbsup:

Turn video capture on so we can all appreciate your efforts
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 07, 2020, 09:59:24 PM
I was given a copy of F1 2015 a while back and it sounds like you did far less damage than I did. First race, first turn, perfectly lined up on the racing line and I managed to pull a virtual Nick and wiped out all but 2 of the other racers.  redface:
lol: lol: lol:

Imagine the big police chase from Blues Brothers but change the cars to F1 racers  redface:

For some reason I wasn't invited back to try racing online again...  rubschin:

Just been emailled about a bundle offer that includes F1 2018 for 3.99.....................well I suppose I could try and make an even bigger crash rubschin:
:thumbsup:

Turn video capture on so we can all appreciate your efforts

Glad I didn't pick up the bundle now, it's free here for the next couple of days, could always try a VP tournament  :thumbsup:

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/f1-2018-free-game?hmb_campaign=freegame_2020_homepage_f12018&hmb_medium=banner
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Steve on August 07, 2020, 10:20:21 PM
 rubschin:   :thumbsup:

But surely it needs a bundle of cash to be spent on a decent rig
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 07, 2020, 10:31:25 PM
Spec wise it isn't that heavy and after checking the forums it is possible to play it with a keyboard and mouse so I'll probably try it with that before deciding whether or not to invest in a wheel.

MINIMUM:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: 64bit Versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i3 2130 or AMD FX 4300
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GT 640 or AMD HD 7750
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 50 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

RECOMMENDED:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: 64bit Versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5 8600K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD RX 580
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 50 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Steve on August 08, 2020, 07:43:25 AM
Ta

I will go checking against my laptop spec and space
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Grumpmeister on August 08, 2020, 09:15:22 AM
If you are running it on a laptop then I'd recommend getting a cooling stand with built in fans for it.
Title: Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
Post by: Grumpmeister on February 12, 2021, 01:59:50 AM
It's not quite Le Mans 24 but if you enjoy off road racing Dirt 4 is on special offer until 6pm for a whopping 79p

https://youtu.be/mCgQzElkJsE

https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/dirt-4

Dirt Rally is also on sale for 1.19

https://youtu.be/E79ofEtVlBg

https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/dirt-rally-game