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Bloody postman. Waited in all morning as I ordered signed for, and he arrives five minutes ago and just plops it through the (communal) letterbox and has left the little sticker thing on it. I'm thinking bad thoughts now about denying its arrival :ph34r:

what arrival? :eyebrows:

i have £15 in my paypal that could well be yours.

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I can't believe the postman hasn't brought me a copy yet I ordered it from Our Price 3 fucking years ago, I'm not even in work and I have the next week off college. I'm having a cheese sandwich for my lunch, possibly going for a shit sometime this afternoon with maybe a cuppa and a biscuit later on too.

Looks like my copy is waiting to be put on a shop shelf sometime either late tonight or early tomorrow morning. No doubt by which time everyone will have moved on to anticipating the next big thing.

In the meantime can anyone tell me if its possible to get in a round about way, any of the stuff about the game that was shown in that video with the cars and tracks and stuff, yeah so how does that work ?

Cheers.

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I can't believe the postman hasn't brought me a copy yet I ordered it from Our Price 3 fucking years ago, I'm not even in work and I have the next week off college. I'm having a cheese sandwich for my lunch, possibly going for a shit sometime this afternoon with maybe a cuppa and a biscuit later on too.

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In the meantime can anyone tell me if its possible to get in a round about way, any of the stuff about the game that was shown in that video with the cars and tracks and stuff, yeah so how does that work ?

Cheers.

Got a spare £30/£70?

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Singapore is also a right bitch, been doing a race weekend on that and have yet not to whack into a barrier or run wide. Going on the kerbs (for any race), even in the dry frightens me because you just don't know if the car will keep pointing the right way.

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God I love ShopTo. Saw yesterday that everyone's copies were arriving, so placed an order at around 3pm and today I'm playing! :D

Just had a blast on Bahrain with lots of assists, came 2nd last but still thought it was amazing. Not sure about the "life-sim" side of it (I'm sure Codies have been influenced by New Star GP) but I can't wait to give it some more time.

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I seem to be coping OK with stability and braking. Am I imagining it or can you slam the brakes a lot harder on an F1 car without them locking up? Or maybe I'm just instinctively more progressive with the braking than I was when I started playing Forza 3.

I just need to learn the tracks. I'm all over the place when it comes to finding the braking points at the moment, which is what is gimping my lap times.

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I'm using the wheel, all assists off bar having Traction on medium, racing AI is on hard. Overall it's just the right side of challenging for me. I didn't realise there was so much customisation to be done to the cars; I'll leave all that for now and just focus on learning the tracks.

If anyone fancies an online spin later I'll be about.

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Hopefully it's just more misinformation

More and more people add posting about it now, and has gone beyond the fringe lunatics who'd complain about a slightly incorrect shade of paint on a sponsor's logo. So it does seem to be fact that slicks are your best bet in light rain.

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More and more people add posting about it now, and has gone beyond the fringe lunatics who'd complain about a slightly incorrect shade of paint on a sponsor's logo. So it does seem to be fact that slicks are your best bet in light rain.

Slicks in light rain are the best option as long as they stay hot enough, in real life. Depends how they've modeled it in game.

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Yeah people are probably getting slight rain and then thinking "WTF I DON'T HAVE WETS ON, WHY AM I NOT SPINNING OUT?!"

As well as traction control on.

Of course I could be underestimating the vocal but I seriously doubt Codemasters screwed up tyre conditions.

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Right - just done a couple of races and mmmmmm....not blown away so far. Set my career on the second from hardest and it isn't too bad of a challenge so far.

But during the two races, Webber, Alonso, Vettel etc were all wallowing down below 12th place by the finish - that was with it set at 20% distance which saw me go from 6th to last after my pit stop thanks to the bug.

I haven't noticed the damage settings anywhere yet - where are they hidden? I don't like how when you are doing a flying lap during qualifying, cars coming out of the pits will just go into the first corner at full speed and won't yield as you come up behind them. They continue to block you unless you go off the racing line as you follow them.

It doesn't want to remember my settings for assists etc between each race which is a small niggle, but shouldn't be happening.

The cars all seem to have parkinsons when in fast corners and following another car, twitching around all over the place - it looks quite weird.

Which leads me on to good points. Holding the racing line with the pad is easy - in fact I do a better job of it than the A.I so far it seems. Also braking and accelerating don't seem to be a problem for me with abs and traction control off - all in all I think it controls really well with the pad. But maybe I'm missing a sim option somewhere that makes it more difficult? But haven't seen that yet while setting up a career and browsing the menus.

So yeah, it's an F1 game so it is automatically going to get played a lot. But those race results coupled with odd niggles about cars following the rules are a bit off putting. Oh and the engineer is a knob, asking me to "go for the pass" a couple of hundred yards after I have just pulled it off.

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In light rain, that's the case in real life too.

It's only when it gets heavy that Drivers will need full wets.

That's what I thought at first, but it's been ages since I really got into F1 so I'm essentially clueless to any changes in dynamic so I took their word. However, there is poster who, in the rain, is acheiving near identical times with slicks and wets - surely there should be done discrepancy there? If it's a relatively dry surface the wets are going to be slow as molasses and if it's soaking the slicks are going to be useless, no?

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That's what I thought at first, but it's been ages since I really got into F1 so I'm essentially clueless to any changes in dynamic so I took their word. However, there is poster who, in the rain, is acheiving near identical times with slicks and wets - surely there should be done discrepancy there? If it's a relatively dry surface the wets are going to be slow as molasses and if it's soaking the slicks are going to be useless, no?

Well if a dry line has formed on a wet track then Slicks will work perfectly and will achieve times that are comparable to a dry lap.

However, using Wet tyres in wet or dry conditions will severely reduce the lap times you could reach, but will improve grip in either condition. Before they fall apart obviously!

If you can put wet tyres on in wet conditions and post times that are reaching dry times on slicks, then something could be wrong...

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I'm using the wheel, all assists off bar having Traction on medium, racing AI is on hard. Overall it's just the right side of challenging for me.

Actually scrub that about challenging, I've just done the Bahrain GP (50%), got Pole in Qualifying, and easily came 1st in the race. I'll do a few more GP's but may have to wack it up to 'Expert'. Gee I must be that good.

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But during the two races, Webber, Alonso, Vettel etc were all wallowing down below 12th place by the finish - that was with it set at 20% distance which saw me go from 6th to last after my pit stop thanks to the bug.

Why did you pit? Surely after you pit on a 20% distance race then you're gonna end up last regardless of how well you're doing.

Unless you have to pit? But then surely you make it all up after they all pit.

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Glad to hear others are having problems with memorising Bahrain, I thought I might be going senile. I haven't been on any other tracks yet either.

Ha! Glad it's not just me, then. I was fucking awful. 6 seconds off second-last place in my Practice session. Not looking forward to Qualifying!

I can already see why the media stuff has been criticised - the voiceovers are really badly acted. Holly Samos just sounds like she can't be bothered. The graphics aren't much cop (at least on Bahrain) either. However, the handling's really good. I've got ABS off and traction control on medium, and unlike many other F1 games it feels like I can actually make the car go round corners.

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Actually scrub that about challenging, I've just done the Bahrain GP (50%), got Pole in Qualifying, and easily came 1st in the race. I'll do a few more GP's but may have to wack it up to 'Expert'. Gee I must be that good.

Had my first attempt on medium, got 1st in quail after a pretty poor lap in a Force India.. Think hard or expert are definitely the way to go!

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