Feedback and questions welcome! Let me know what information is unclear/missing. I’ll open the challenge as soon as I feel confident about the rules.
I’ll leave these playlists right here:
So question, the model body year can be a '96, but the trim can only be '95? Is that correct?
No, that’s an error, I’ll fix it.
According to the Team Registration spreadsheet, the maximum number of points available to each driver across all skills is 30 - is that correct?
Looking forward to seeing the debut racing appearance for the revived Hudson Motor Car Company. Hope to see y’all there!
Edit: One thing I’ve noticed in the self-scrutineering sheet that confounded me for a moment, and might do the same for other Americans: Values such as loudness and engineering times must be input with a comma as the decimal delineator instead of a period (for example: 69,5 is accepted, whereas 69.5 is not). Hopefully this saves someone else from the five minutes of confusion I just went through
Can we provide more cars for pre-season?
No, it depends on your skill distribution. The more points in a single skill, the more expensive another point becomes. You get the most points by using an equal distribution, but maybe you want to focus on a few skills more than on others.
Will be fixed later!
No, single entry only. Getting cars into the simulation is still a big effort.
So we have to wait until the challenge is open to know the banned bodies I assume
Re the power to weight ratio, are those rounded numbers? For example, my first test car has 0.500004531…, or 0.49999924761… depending on one tick up or down in weight. Would the lighter car (0.50000xxx) be allowed? So are these rounded numbers, and if so, is it according to normal rounding rules (i.e., is 0.50499999999… acceptable to keep it under 5.1), or is it a strict mathematical 0.5 or below.
I will accept some deviations, but won’t discuss where I make the cut here. The difference in your examples is in fractions of a hundreth of a second in laptime.
Keep below the thresholds as posted, then your are fine. If you still get above the threshold (due to a morph reset or something like that), I will make sure that we get the car into the challenge.
Hi Der, arguing with Zilver about how tyre wear works. Does Service Cost Multiplier have anything to do with it?
Can we have Killrob move into the next patch a plus minus 50 or something like that? These racecars need finer tuning. Plus and minus 15 is 31 options, we can use 101 options.
From the auto discord:
chiefzach2018 | Zacspeed Yesterday at 01:27
For the body year, are you referring to the model year or the year the body was introduced?
Der Bayer Yesterday at 01:35
Body introduction year
in order to calculate driving difficulty, which one is the correct formula
TrackTameness / TrackSportiness
TrackSportiness / TrackTameness
asking because i kinda wanna know how idiot-proof my car really is
scratch that, found it
it is TrackSportiness divided by TrackTameness
For those interested, post your times in this table to compare our “Private test” times
Not made by me
Regarding power steering, what types, if any, can we use? And should there be a minimum safety requirement, and if so, how low will the minimum value be?
There’s no rule about power steering or safety.
Another set of questions and suggestions: The following two bodies are especially slippery and are therefore widely expected to be OP. However, I am not sure as to whether they should be banned from use - What do you think?
And I suspect the power-to-weight ratio limits are there mainly to stop people from going too crazy with turbos.
What about upper and lower wheelbase limits? Should there be any or not, and if so, how long and how short, respectively?
As for the engine PU limits, I think they are unusually low for both classes (especially when using a 4-valve DOHC valvetrain), and ought to be raised to account for the fact that a set of full-on racing exhaust headers adds a lot of PU due to being very difficult, time-consuming and expensive to manufacture even compared to a set of street-legal long tubular headers, all other things being equal. Moreover, I’m assuming we have to use 95 RON premium unleaded and a three-way catalytic converter of some sort.
Edit: Thank you for clarifying.