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    So, my 2p worth: Elite Dangerous: I bought at...

    So, my 2p worth:

    Elite Dangerous: I bought at premium beta and tbh I'm pretty happy with it. Working my way up to get a ship that can actually fight right now so mostly trading (just got the...
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    Im pretty sure I tried that before but lost ffb :(

    Im pretty sure I tried that before but lost ffb :(
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    I can confirm RBR is awesome, the only downer is...

    I can confirm RBR is awesome, the only downer is it's single controller only so I can't use my separate wheel and pedals.
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    It depends a lot on the original encode but I've...

    It depends a lot on the original encode but I've got 1gb videos down to 300mb without major loss of quality before.
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    Handbrake (free) should help you shrink the file...

    Handbrake (free) should help you shrink the file a bit.
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    Some good reports coming in the iRacing thread on...

    Some good reports coming in the iRacing thread on Assetto Corsa (yep, the iRacing forums have a stickied Assetto Corsa thread [even had one of the iRacing devs giving someone tech support for it],...
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    I do my Nord running in RF2 (and snoopy's version...

    I do my Nord running in RF2 (and snoopy's version is I believe based on Peclair's RF2 version, or Snoopy is Peclair, or something like that, it's hard to keep up with this stuff sometimes).
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    So.. working from home today.. to quickly fire up...

    So.. working from home today.. to quickly fire up AC or not, decisions decisions...
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    I code, therefore I am (a massive nerd).

    I code, therefore I am (a massive nerd).
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    Ah that could be tricky then. A certain amount...

    Ah that could be tricky then. A certain amount depends on the game. Typically in game programming you don't know what the frame rate is going to be so there are a few approaches one can take:
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    Is your car slower or all cars? If just yours you...

    Is your car slower or all cars? If just yours you may want to check that your accelerator is registering as fully on when you floor it and that your brake isn't sticking on.
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    Yep, VSync is the devil. FWIW on iracing I cap my...

    Yep, VSync is the devil. FWIW on iracing I cap my FPS to 110 which means my card doesn't run to hot and tearing doesn't become an issue. There are complicated techy explanations for it but basically...
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    Any slowdown in a racing game is bad, it creates...

    Any slowdown in a racing game is bad, it creates input lag. This is why a racing game with weaker graphics often feels better than one without. Before I got my beefy PC I tended to turn settings as...
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    Grizzly is right, the difference in approach is a...

    Grizzly is right, the difference in approach is a big part of why modern sims have lower performance than you would expect relative to how they look. In RF2's case we then add in a pretty much...
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    Tbh I'm not really a fan of AI these days, I just...

    Tbh I'm not really a fan of AI these days, I just can't get into it anymore, it doesn't provide the same rush. Obviously there is the fact that one can be a bit more rude to AI and not feel guilty...
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    So many bears in this thread.

    So many bears in this thread.
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    Might it make more sense for RPS to 'invade' a...

    Might it make more sense for RPS to 'invade' a league and thus get a better chance of a race? [not going to suggest ones that I frequent because I like them]
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    TRJP is right on that one, fragmentation is an...

    TRJP is right on that one, fragmentation is an issue given there is a limited market for this stuff. That fragmentation extends through lots of different sims often serving the same niche (ie RF2, AC...
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    As is common in the world of sim racing, they...

    As is common in the world of sim racing, they ballsed it up. They chose front wheel drive cars which feel rather odd and paired them with boring boring Silverstone. Had they chosen Skippies at Lime...
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    I'll keep it short and sweet. - Looks beautiful...

    I'll keep it short and sweet.
    - Looks beautiful with the right content and lighting conditions
    - Dynamic weather is amazing - in an endurance race having to deal with rain coming and going, dry...
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    Tbh the quality of mods that I've seen so far has...

    Tbh the quality of mods that I've seen so far has been pretty poor. Of course if you have links I'd love to be proved wrong. Last I checked most mods were poor RFactor 1 conversions, with most of the...
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    The problem with the belligerently wrong is that...

    The problem with the belligerently wrong is that they tend to eventually grind people down to such utter tedium that eventually everyone just gives in. Hopefully once trjp finishes his trial those of...
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    At this point I'd say AC needs tracks more than...

    At this point I'd say AC needs tracks more than it needs cars, but if it must have cars then some proper open-wheelers would be nice, there is still a shortage with nothing at the low-end (ie not a...
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    Sticky: Any iRacing users out there, they're running the...

    Any iRacing users out there, they're running the $25 credit for $20 and $100 credit for $75 deals again. Grab that then pick up the $49 annual sub on black friday and you'll be sorted.
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    Tbh once you get to D it's generally worth...

    Tbh once you get to D it's generally worth switching focus to getting iRating, which means finishing top half in as many races as you can. This comes as you get faster and more consistent, and of...
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