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Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« 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
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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #1 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/
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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #2 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/
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And those rigs they use must be serious money
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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 12:36:22 PM »
I went there once...  cloud9:
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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #4 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/
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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:
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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #5 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
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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2020, 01:26:20 PM »
I went there once...  cloud9:
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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
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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #8 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:
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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #9 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:
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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #10 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:
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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #11 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:
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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #12 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:

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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #13 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:
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Re: Le Mans 24 hours just not as we know it
« Reply #14 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:
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Turn video capture on so we can all appreciate your efforts
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