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  1. There was a(n unofficial but predictable) schedule, it used to come up every 3 or 4 months, with either Xbox or Microsoft points, which are essentially the same thing if you want to buy Xbox credit. I haven't looked for a while, but there doesn't seem to be a deal on anything at the moment? I also didn't realise they added Tesco (and others) to the list. The credit always came with a 3 month expiry, it's August now, and rumours seem to be for an early November Series X launch, so... I wonder if we won't see any hot deals on MS credit for a few months yet....
  2. @Ry Top of the wheel partially obscured the bottom of the screen but it doesn’t bother me. Photo of me in the seat was post adjustment / pre mods so is a standard seat and is more or less my current seating position. Mod photos included for interest, pedals don’t fold in now without loosening the bolts..
  3. Sure, I'm 6 foot, and float (sink?) around 90-95kg. The key problem for me at first was the headrest (which for my height isn't a headrest) and my neck. I have it set so the middle of my skull is more or less in line with the top of the seat. I'll post photos from my phone in a moment...
  4. Try GT Sport. The first thing is you can use a slower car, so you can find out what you're feeling for and learn from there. The second thing is, I don't find F1 all that controllable still, and really have to gently apply the throttle to get the car moving / by the time I feel the spin, the car can't be saved anyway. Not sure if it's wheel settings / me / not enough practice mind... With the playseat, you bought the Playseat Challenge right? I first set the velcro below your arms for a good sit up / lay back ratio, then adjusted the massive thick velcro for height. This is probably really, really obvious, but do not under any circumstances adjust the arm velcros when you are sitting in the chair. Honestly, don't do it. It's not good for your shins.... I unmounted and remounted my wheel 2 or 3 times, trying different bracket holes to get it not too close / not too far away, and then had to mess with the underneath velcro again. I find it properly comfortable now. Once you've done all that, find something strong that won't slip and is about 15-20cm tall and try putting it under the pedals to raise them and your feet up, and see if you like it. It really is an amazing product. From there, I modified mine a little but realistically, it probably didn't need it. I made the feet raising more permanent, then properly hard mounting pedals - I never used the velcro as it's not big enough for my pedals - I used cable ties which were actually pretty solid, but obviously need a brake base that's strong / metal. I've moved onto a pair of aluminium bars bolted to the pedals now. I then replaced the plastic clips that attach the pedal bracket with something more substantial when I moved to a load cell brake as the slight flex / movement was releasing some braking pressure mid corner. It's all good fiun..
  5. RR Hi Spec (60fps, analogue (dual shock) and rumble support) was released outside of Japan with Type 4. I wasn't a Playstation user, but it must have been amazing picking that bundle up at the time! Both fantastic games. When it comes to all available versions of Daytona, how does the Switch version stack up? What is it in terms of Arcade / Saturn / the later version / 2001 etc? It's not a game I've played a lot of, but I'm intruiged. Edit: Did I imagine Daytona being released on Switch
  6. That's a beautiful thing! The height of the kerbs at Lowe's in the earlier shot would cause some problems nowadays.
  7. Freeman

    The BTCC Thread

    Great 3 races, Butcher was so unlucky though
  8. So this the situation as we know it... RP bought Merc brake duct design in 2018/19 when it was allowed. RP didn’t use them on the car in those years. 2020 rules dictate you can’t buy brake duct designs (is it because it’s an aero part?) RP run them, are told they are legal, but get fined for how they were designed. There is no way they’d manage to redesign and make new ones given the tight schedule we now have (despite the factory being over the road) and now they are reprimanded each race. Had they stuck them on the car even for a testing season last season, none of this would be happening?
  9. It looks like the era where people photoshopped rectangular air inlets onto the cars in weird places, though I fear they are actually really there on both examples!
  10. Be interesting to know what he had left of his allocation though as they put him on the soft which was absolutely the wrong decision, and everyone in the paddock knew that. It barely lasted 2 sectors on a light qualifying car, and they wanted him to do 10 in a race. Either the medium or the hard would have made so much more sense.
  11. Well, there is this... So, it seems clear that it was the teams call, and that they basically used data from Bottas's tyres as guidance to to inform their decision for Hamilton. This also tells us that it wasn't down to Hamilton preserving tyres better than Bottas, as others have suggested in this thread, as the team have admitted Bottas had plenty of life left. If the radio message was: "OK Bottas, we're going to pit you now, analyse your tyres, see how much rubber is left, then let Lewis run longer if they look good" I think Bottas side of the garage would have acted differently, especially as the gap to Hamilton was stagnant / growing through the stint. Mind you, the article also says: and unless "hoping" really means "praying" this doesn't say much about Hamilton. First stint tyres looked terrible, 1 week after a blowout on the last lap due to tyre wear, and that stint tyres looking equally terrible. Already moaning about the rears feeling terrible on the radio, but at the same time thinking he can take it to the end? Not buying that.
  12. Try posting anything positive about Ferrari in here then watch the derisive crap level rise... The Rllmuk F1 thread has some proper interesting history, and a huge Hamilton vacuum. It seems pretty clear to me that Bottas was screwed by Merc / Hamilton / both. Lewis ran much, much long, so either Merc decided to do that, or Hamilton decided to go off strategy, and we didn't hear any radio calls indicating the latter... Stick around, the conversation gets good, and less confrontational when Ham wins and this perhaps..
  13. They gave Hulkenberg the wrong tyre too, 10 laps on the soft that no one else wanted to, and didn’t use. Leclerc my driver of the day to make the 1 stop work and make others in faster cars look foolish.
  14. and, as we’ve conclusively seen today, his team have his back, not his wingman’s
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