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The BRC is dead... [NEW CHALLENGE DISCUSSION]


#101

The current cars are around 5-7% faster on a flying lap on the ATT in my simulation compared to the Automation time.


#102

[quote=“Der Bayer”]

The current cars are around 5-7% faster on a flying lap on the ATT in my simulation compared to the Automation time.[/quote]

Thanks, that explains a lot, and has saved me from much head scratching and frustration trying to match the times in the video :slight_smile:


#103

haha same here, having also scratched my head a lot trying to slash three seconds from my time! I’m not sure that the time I did save was worth the extra wear and tear I’m surely inflcting on the rears…


#104

Caring about Speed? No.
Caring about Cargo Space? Yes.
Caring about being the last in the test race? No.

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Time for Crazy Bus Light - by B.A.N. Hammer AG.
Its faster than a Corvette C6 AND a Porsche Cayman S around the Airfield! While having a huge piano in the back.


#105

Hey Martin, does vehicle size play a role in how difficult it is to pass vehicles?

If so, I’d love to see what happens if you start Roland’s bus on pole :stuck_out_tongue:


#106

HOLY BUTT CRACK BATMAN!!! My “revised” version does 2:22 and my vanilla car did 2:23! I’m now officially the Hyundai of Automation! :stuck_out_tongue:


#107

I’ve shaved 7.5 seconds off mine because I was bored, but with that said I didn’t try very hard the first time around.

Given that it’s still FWD I expect a handful of cars to be shamed by what is essentially a time attack CRX (with a bizarrely luxurious interior and heavier panels because I need so much ballast).


#108

[quote=“Sayonara”]

I’ve shaved 7.5 seconds off mine because I was bored, but with that said I didn’t try very hard the first time around.

Given that it’s still FWD I expect a handful of cars to be shamed by what is essentially a time attack CRX (with a bizarrely luxurious interior and heavier panels because I need so much ballast).[/quote]

:laughing: the extra ballast is all your JDM bro bling you need to impress da laydee’s when you’re finished racing everyone! :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue:

Seriously though, well done! Shaving 7.5 seconds off a laptime is really good work :smiley:


#109

I suspect it’s part of why AWD cars are so competitive. With the minimum weight restriction, 2WD cars are forced to carry a considerable amount of ballast which eats into their budget. With an AWD it just goes into traction.

Let’s put it this way, I used an all-iron engine because I was so desperate to add cheap weight onto the car.


#110

lol sayonara, I was having a similar problem with my MR car… except making the engine iron shoves even more weight into the rear and the rears already have enough to cope with. I suspect that it was already starting to adversely affect my car in the first test…


#111

Not yet, but I’ll keep it in mind when I start working on the AI.

Tyre wear is still not implemented. :wink:


#112

Yesterday I implemented the first features of the B.R.O.B.O.T. AI system:

  • better overtaking AI
  • crashes
  • damage when crashing: car gets slower
  • if damage too big: retire

(still no tyre wear implemented)

See a demonstration here (without retirements because no crash was severe enough): YouTube Video


#113

Ouch, that’s what happens when you forget to send your revised car. :laughing:


#114

OK, this is totally bad-ass!! Are you still looking for test cars? :smiley:


#115

2 Fastest Laps in a row, overtaking the leader Dragawn, aaaand he crashes me and ruines my car.
Nice Dragawn. :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue:

Starting place 16 - and race position 2 after half a lap. :slight_smile:


#116

Of course, more is always better! :slight_smile:


#117

Haha oh wow, what a fight. Now race incidents play extra havoc with the event :open_mouth: If not for those crashes it seems like I may have been looking at fourth! (Of course, that might have something to do with what appears to be a reverse order grid :sunglasses: )


#118

It’s just a the early bird catches the worm grid. :slight_smile: A proper qualifying mode is on the to-do list.


#119

Sixth?

My little ballasted-down FWD hatchback has successfully terrorized over half the grid. I’m happy with that. :smiley:


#120

I don’t know how, but i got the Proxima around the track in around 2:17 :open_mouth: