ACC ACC funs Monday's

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa Competizione PC Week Night League' started by marty, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. marty

    marty AC Server Legend Gold Member

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    911 is generally at least .5 down on the top tier cars and uses the most fuel :eek: but Paul Ricard it really struggled no matter what I tried setup wise. I suspect the Porsche may also have a bottom collision bug as in the wet race Wednesday night even raising ride height 20mm made no difference and it couldnt make that puddle second last turn with high pressure wets coasting. o_O The lambo even though it wasnt as wet running Slicks a bit low pressured and my dry ride height had no issues in the puddles, it did get a little loose but was easily controllable. Funny the Porsche at other tracks was pretty good in the wet and quite competitive other then the fuel useage.

    After running the 911 a fair bit I was pleasantly surprised how stable the Lambo was. Its also up their for pace and not the thirstiest beast at full power. I never bothered with lower ecu modes which are needed in 911 and merc to get a decent legth stint.
  2. Rolz

    Rolz AC Server Legend Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    Was certainly very annoying but a good learning experience to be driving with drizzle for 80min... then I get the it's stopped raining in the last 10 or so min mark... I think my wife might have thought I was losing it with a the "eff off rain when the hell are you going to stop?" comments I was making lol
    well done to all who made it... I think finishing (without technical glitches etc stopping you) is worth a celebration...
    Since the new tire model update I've fallen back in love with with the Merc... I'm still off pace with it, but the joy in driving it certainly makes up for it. :)
    Thnx again Marty for putting these on... shame we don't get more overseas ppl joining, but then is it because our start time is a bit early for some places... (possibly our SA is too high, but I wouldn't wanna drop it anyway)
    We really can't do much more to fix times and still have a reasonable finishing time...
    Can't wait for 1.0.8... we should get a shot in the arm again of interest for a bit... and with how thing are setup here I'm hoping they will all come over to ROOZ :D
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  3. marty

    marty AC Server Legend Gold Member

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    Time zone doesnt help us too much as our race start is 6.30am US east coast and even earlier for the west. Its also 10:30am GMT so morning in Europe on a weekday is not exactly their peak times.

    Its surprising how low the user base is in our time zone as this includes the majority of the worlds population in Asia.

    I really doubt an Asian blancpain DLC would have a huge impact on user base from the region but even US based wouldnt be that big. The main motorsports in US are oval racing with circuit racing quite a small niche.

    So possibly Asia could actually get a bigger boost but I suspect ACC eventually will get 2020 Blancpain gt world series which is Asia, US, Europe sprints and enduro's including intercontinental cup.

    Even in Australia it looks like Supercars may be dead in a year or 2 so thay means our main series can be either TCR or GT3. If not Japanese gt500 same as DTM will be which could be a better top class series.

    With SA the tricky thing is if you want outsiders to be able to join you need it to be strict enough that they dont need a babysitter to look over them. Regulars on a whitelist have never been an issue but reducing SA is just asking for trouble.

    Will try SA75 for Wednesday as going to SA80 had a significant drop from the Monday at Silverstone. But also 1 got in that was a muppet. So far no muppets at 80 and with current ratings I hover between 87 and 94 SA (depending on how much close racing I get contacts are always pretty low) so people at 80+ should be at a decent level.

    I raced a bit in Euro servers a couple weeks ago and SA60 was considerably worse then SA85 which was very clean. Fairly easy to notice drop in driving standards under 80 also.

    Its also quite easy to fill an SA80 server once 10 or more are in. Obviously SA60 will fill easier as there is a bigger pool of drivers but then you are also getting lower quality racing.

    Will see how we go at 1.0.8 but I suspect 1.1 will be the more important update with the 2019 package.
  4. marty

    marty AC Server Legend Gold Member

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    Hey guys I tried to start up the race night server, but seems the ACC lobby is down atm. Possibly an update on the way but I will retry it again at 8pm aest and hope to get practice up then for the 60 minutes at Misano race tonight.

    No stops required, 2x time scale and in game session times will be
    Practice 30 minutes, 10am
    Qualy 10 minutes, 1pm
    Race 60 minutes, 3pm
  5. Rolz

    Rolz AC Server Legend Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    bah, thought it was still 90min... nevermind, good luck all! :D
  6. Captain Barracuda

    Captain Barracuda Rookie

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    1.0.8 has just released.... timing lol
  7. marty

    marty AC Server Legend Gold Member

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    Yea it just dropped and booted everyone, qualy will be 9pm AEST now
  8. Captain Barracuda

    Captain Barracuda Rookie

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    Huge changelog, possibly even longer than 1.0.7
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    marty AC Server Legend Gold Member

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  10. SteveDrivingSlowly

    SteveDrivingSlowly Rookie

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    Hope it was a good race gents - I had connection issues and could not get the patch downloaded in time which sucks!

    How was the 60 minute format???
  11. marty

    marty AC Server Legend Gold Member

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    The 60 minute race was pretty much like the first 60 minutes of a 90 minute race :D

    Seemed to end a bit too quick though, I went the Audi but didnt quite get the hang of it in the damp practice and qualy. Felt ok at the start of the race but had some stability issues in the slow corners trying to keep up with @andyo450 :alien: who just had me by a tenth or so on my good laps and a fair bit more on my few bad ones.

    Shame the patch dropped so late as had it came a couple hours earlier most would already have had the patch and likely a few more may have jumped in looking for a race. I see there is a bit more data in the replay's still max replay length is 60 minutes but its never quite a 60 minute replay in whatever way it seems to calculate its 60 minutes. The highlights feature is a little improved too.



    Hopefully next Monday we can try a 60 minute sprint round if we can set pit windows otherwise it will be an enduro 90 minutes or 2 hours if people are keen for the longer ones again at Barcelona.

    I will have a look around the changelog and give the admin handbook a read when thats updated to see what extra toys we have to play with as admins.
  12. Wally

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    Highlight of my race was a long battle with Cameron Beller. He chased my rear bumper for many laps, and passed when I ran a bit wide. Then I chased him back. But I always have trouble with the Audi in the latter stages. I always seem to lose the rear at some stage and spin. It can only be due to the fuel load lightening, but that test fuel gizmo in the setup shows hardly any difference in the aero balance whether the car is full or empty.

    I also had a big spin in the last of the fast right handers, where I have spun plenty of times. It was under brakes - the rear just lightened and around I went. Maybe a stiffer front spring would help that, to stop the nose from diving? I had already reduced the front bump stop range.
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  14. marty

    marty AC Server Legend Gold Member

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    Having barely driven the Audi in the past but having ran the Lambo last Wednesday I gave it a run. Setup wise I didnt do much heaps to it but did find in the longer run the rear end got quite sketchy. All you can do in race is play with brake bias and electronics.

    Raising ABS made the issues worse so I ketp it pretty low around 2/3, TC I started at 2 but had to go up to 3 and brake bias I went forward in some sections but mostly just braking a bit earlier and in more control helped. Improving inputs and line was a big help and setup wise you can only tame these cars so much before they become too slow everywhere they were good when your trying to fix the 1 place they may be a bit tricky.

    The 3rd right off the back straight is always tricky in the mid rear engine cars but after running the 911 quite a bit the audi is reasonably tame but can bite hard if you overdo it. I got to a point where I saw no matter what I did I couldnt gain more then a tenth on Andy as he seemed to have the Audi controlled a bit better. When we were close I could see he was having some issues in the same corners I was but he just managed it all better overall.

    As I pushed too hard and overdrove I just lost time so that clearly wasnt the best approach but its fun having a car you really need to manage over a longer stint.
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    cameron beller New Recruit

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