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Post  See Flat on Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:50 pm

Toad wrote:Tried Crossover again, Dandy's right, still no FFB. Once you have tried FFB in rFactor you can't do without it. Similar to installing an SSD; no going back to a spiny drive after that.

Going to bite the bullet soon and go back to Bootcamp. Might take me a while to get around to it but I will try to run it on my old 2007 MBP. Thats the one with the crappy nVidia 8600 graphics card. Not expecting much but a it will probably be ok on lowest vid settings. Note: Apple replaced the logic board on that machine 4 years after purchase because of the nVidia's crap cards.

Boys, I will say if we can revive the Redline group to racing something like the old days in Redline, I guarantee that I will just pop for mid level PC gaming machine. If even as few as 10 or 12 of us racing on a regular basis it will be sooo much fun.
Give me a couple of weeks to get things going and I will join in. I hope everyone catches the bug in the meantime.


Hi Toad, good to see you and hope you do make it.

Totally agree. FFB in rFactor is just so much fun. Really feel the road. As for the audio, that is also another sense that's add to the virtual pleasure. Love to hear the dirt and gravel on the side of the car making contact.

I'm running bootcamp on an older machine than yours. first generation macbook pro dual 1.86
Runs fantastic. But, I do have 100 g set for my window partition. Once you start adding tracks and mods, it does add up.

Looking forward to seeing you on track.

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Post  djpimley on Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:15 pm

Toad wrote:Tried Crossover again, Dandy's right, still no FFB. Once you have tried FFB in rFactor you can't do without

Well, ignorance is bliss for some of us! I'll try it this weekend perhaps - work is too tiring just now for this kind of malarkey on week nights. Looks like CrossOver is claiming gold compatibility, which is encouraging.
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Post  kopje on Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:10 pm

I'm another one that tried the server. I'll try to be there later but I'm really tired today.
I hate car setups but I've learned something. Playing with a gamepad is quite easy, way better than keyboard.
I'm not married but I'm not allowed to have a wheel... it's a silly world indeed

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Post  Toad on Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:40 pm

If anyone is interested I have a bunch of text files that cover all kinds of stuff related to setting up rFactor, and tuning cars etc. There may be some windows tweaks too. Many of these I got through Dandy, some I found on my own. They could ease the steep learning curve needed to get things "up to speed".

Just PM me and I can email you a copy. Less than 2mb.
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Post  Kenners on Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:13 pm

I'll be another 30-40 mins, if anybody's planning on being there.

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Post  Kenners on Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:30 pm

Thanks for the race, Daniel - nicely run. I gotta learn this program better...

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Post  DANDY on Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:18 pm

Kenners wrote:Thanks for the race, Daniel - nicely run. I gotta learn this program better...
Andrew
Cheers, Kenners..those Meganes can bite back with their AWD, and yes, lots of new buttons and procedures!
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Post  Pax-raider on Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:41 am

You guys have got me fired up to try this out. I won't have time/mental energy to try setting up Boot Camp and all the other BS until the weekend though. But, hopefully I'll be racing with you in a few days... pirat
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Post  See Flat on Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:59 am

Kenners wrote:Thanks for the race, Daniel - nicely run. I gotta learn this program better...

Andrew

looks like I left about 15 minutes before you guys showed up Sad
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Post  Tuktuk on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:50 am

Is anybody of you using a keyboard instead of a wheel?

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Post  Kenners on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:52 am

Tuktuk wrote:Is anybody of you using a keyboard instead of a wheel?

no, wheel here..

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Post  kopje on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:53 am

Tuktuk wrote:Is anybody of you using a keyboard instead of a wheel?

I've tried with a keyboard, is more difficult than redline but you can do that. ATM I'm using a gamepad Smile

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Post  alphonse on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:53 am

Tuktuk wrote:Is anybody of you using a keyboard instead of a wheel?

I am trying. So hard. Have not found any good with it yet.

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Post  kopje on Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:58 am

alphonse wrote:
Tuktuk wrote:Is anybody of you using a keyboard instead of a wheel?

I am trying. So hard. Have not found any good with it yet.

oh, wow, maybe I'll be faster than you once in while Razz

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Post  Tuktuk on Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:10 am

If the physics are much better than in Redline I can understand why it is (more) difficult using a keyboard. I would not want to drive my real car with a keyboard ...

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Post  kopje on Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:15 am

Tuktuk wrote:If the physics are much better than in Redline I can understand why it is (more) difficult using a keyboard. I would not want to drive my real car with a keyboard ...

LOL Very Happy
Anyway, as Dandy said some posts ago, there are sensibility settings that help a bit...

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Post  See Flat on Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:07 pm

just to rectify if I scared the heck out of anyone. I had changed my bootcamp/windows partition size to 35 gigs from the 100 I had originally given it. which is why it's almost full. Damn, now I'm doing to be in a de fragment conundrum !
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Post  alphonse on Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:50 pm

See Flat wrote:just to rectify if I scared the heck out of anyone. I had changed my bootcamp/windows partition size to 35 gigs from the 100 I had originally given it. which is why it's almost full. Damn, now I'm doing to be in a de fragment conundrum !

Sounds like the dark side, luke...

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Post  Kenners on Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:02 pm

alphonse wrote:
See Flat wrote:just to rectify if I scared the heck out of anyone. I had changed my bootcamp/windows partition size to 35 gigs from the 100 I had originally given it. which is why it's almost full. Damn, now I'm doing to be in a de fragment conundrum !

Sounds like the dark side, luke...
Just give Boot Camp enough room.. I almost gagged when I saw the size of that enduracers mod, over 1 gig.. aaaggckkhhhh

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Post  Pax-raider on Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:04 pm

So what size do you guys recommend for the partition? I obviously want enough room to be good for a while, but I don't want to hog too much of the HD.
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Post  See Flat on Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:25 pm

Pax-raider wrote:So what size do you guys recommend for the partition? I obviously want enough room to be good for a while, but I don't want to hog too much of the HD.

Dandy is the guru with all the experience he has had in the past two years.

On my end, I just looked and have 10+ gigs of space used in the Rfactor folder.

The rest is bare minimum, All the windows stuff that has to be there, Safari to download, Un zip program and a free anti-virus program (this is windows after all)

that comes to about 34 gigs. I do have some mods that I NEVER use that I d/l to try but still, considering de-frag needs 15 percent free space I should have made my partition 50 gigs I think.

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Post  Kenners on Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:39 pm

See Flat wrote:
Pax-raider wrote:So what size do you guys recommend for the partition? I obviously want enough room to be good for a while, but I don't want to hog too much of the HD.

Dandy is the guru with all the experience he has had in the past two years.

On my end, I just looked and have 10+ gigs of space used in the Rfactor folder.

The rest is bare minimum, All the windows stuff that has to be there, Safari to download, Un zip program and a free anti-virus program (this is windows after all)

that comes to about 34 gigs. I do have some mods that I NEVER use that I d/l to try but still, considering de-frag needs 15 percent free space I should have made my partition 50 gigs I think.

Sf

I agree, if you aren't doing anything else, 50 gig should be fine. EDIT - at least, for XP...

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Post  kopje on Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:06 pm

I'm online now... is there someone for a race?

As for the space, I have a 65GB partition with win 7. Actually I have 28GB free but I use it for some test too.

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Post  DANDY on Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:58 pm

Ugh. Well I had a SSD with 60GB each for snow and 7...but just managed to brick it. Bought refurbed, pitiful warranty period gone...no method I can find to reset the controller. Lesson learned...the warranty is part and parcel with these things, they're locking up with alarming regularity.

Back on topic, 30GB is the minimum size for XP, but might about the maximum for the FAT32 format, which allows read and write from OS X. More space is better (I like 60GB) but requires NTFS format, which is more stable anyway, but doesn't support writing from OS X. There are ways around this, from packages like NTFS-3g to terminal hacks to drag-and-drop through VMWARE or Parallels.
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Post  Pax-raider on Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:02 pm

DANDY wrote:More space is better (I like 60GB) but requires NTFS format, which is more stable anyway, but doesn't support writing from OS X.
How likely am I to need to write a file into there from OSX?
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