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Post  Kenners on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:44 pm

I've been experimenting with running rFactor Dedicated on my home computer. My connection is 30Mb/5Mb, so it's plenty fast enough for a few racers anyways.. At any rate, on Saturdays and Sundays at about 20:00 UTC, I'll plan on hosting on my home Mac some of the built-in cars and tracks. When the server is running, look for "Li'l RLer Server too". Later in the month, I'll also be running on Tuesdays at about the same time (early afternoon in the US, early evening in Europe).

I think this thread could also be used like the "now hosting" thread, for folks hoping to see some real people on the Redliner's servers..

I'm not entirely certain, but I'm pretty sure that once one person joins the server, others can only join during the initial practice session. Maybe one can also join during the qualifying sessions.

I'm also going to set up a teamspeak server on my machine, so if someone wants to join & the server isn't accepting, you can contact me on audio & I can let you know where we are. I've been watching the tutorials for teamspeak, and seems pretty straightforward to get it set up. I don't know what kind of bandwidth TS takes, but if there's a problem, I'll have to rethink it.

The PC at my office will continue to run as well ("Li'l RLer Server"), currently with the Road Atlanta and Mid Ohio tracks, and as Dandy or I update that with different car/track combos, we'll post links to mods/cars/tracks on the "how to" thread.

Cheers,

Andrew aka Kenners

Edit - I think I've got TeamSpeak set up. The URL should be

amckenzie81506.dyndns.org

and the password is the same as Leo's old TS server: blad3runn3r

The TS client download page is here:

http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads


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Post  alphonse on Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:02 pm

Sound very promising.

as for teamspeak, the bandwith of course depends on the number of users, but its really moderate for, say 20 Wink .

U are most probably installing teamspeak server 3 (really easy to set up), so we ll have to get the right client, which is simple but remarkable.

Hope to catch some real players in rfactor some time again...

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Post  Kenners on Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:50 pm

alphonse wrote:Sound very promising.

as for teamspeak, the bandwith of course depends on the number of users, but its really moderate for, say 20 Wink .

U are most probably installing teamspeak server 3 (really easy to set up), so we ll have to get the right client, which is simple but remarkable.

Hope to catch some real players in rfactor some time again...

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There's apparently TS clients for your iPhone or droid too.. If one's internet connection is not quite enough to cover the online race plus TS (or if you have no mic on your Mac).

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Post  alphonse on Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:41 pm

TS worked just fine, racing was smooth...

thanks kenners!

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Post  DANDY on Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:51 pm

Sounds great Kenners, Tuesdays especially should work well.

I've run a few R2P races with the GT3 mod, was pretty disappointing...really tricky to keep the tires from overheating.

The Aussie "V8 Unleashed" mod, on the other hand - freakin' great for a 2-car 'spec' mod.

Kenners wrote:I'm not entirely certain, but I'm pretty sure that once one person joins the server, others can only join during the initial practice session. Maybe one can also join during the qualifying sessions.

It appears you can change this in multiplayer.ini - look for Closed MP Qualify Sessions="0" or "1" ...I'd guess 0 is the value you're looking for.

Lots of space left on the PRW team - just note that real names are required by R2P.
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Post  Kenners on Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:26 pm

DANDY wrote:Sounds great Kenners, Tuesdays especially should work well.

I've run a few R2P races with the GT3 mod, was pretty disappointing...really tricky to keep the tires from overheating.

The Aussie "V8 Unleashed" mod, on the other hand - freakin' great for a 2-car 'spec' mod.

Kenners wrote:I'm not entirely certain, but I'm pretty sure that once one person joins the server, others can only join during the initial practice session. Maybe one can also join during the qualifying sessions.

It appears you can change this in multiplayer.ini - look for Closed MP Qualify Sessions="0" or "1" ...I'd guess 0 is the value you're looking for.

Lots of space left on the PRW team - just note that real names are required by R2P.
Turns out one can join during qualifying...

I'll have to check out the V8's you're referring to. And I think I'll have to check out The PRW team..

Cheers,

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Post  Kenners on Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:08 pm

DANDY wrote:
Lots of space left on the PRW team - just note that real names are required by R2P.

Dandy-

I have a Race2Play login set up; I can't seem to find "PRW team" - what's PRW an abbreviation of? (good english, eh?)

Kenners

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Post  DANDY on Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:53 pm

Kenners wrote:
DANDY wrote:
Lots of space left on the PRW team - just note that real names are required by R2P.
Dandy-
I have a Race2Play login set up; I can't seem to find "PRW team" - what's PRW an abbreviation of? (good english, eh?)
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Post  Kenners on Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:14 pm

I'm going to be on Li'l RLer Server for the next hour or so. Come on! Don't forget teamspeak - address = amckenzie81506.dyndns.org, password = blad3runn3r

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Post  See Flat on Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:06 pm

it's fun to see all of you active.

flashback: about a month ago, my wife had an accident in the bathroom. (no worries, no injuries) and she damaged the tiles. We decided to renovate the bathroom. 8k $ later. It's done.

I also got a new MBP quad core 2.2 / 4 g ram / 750 hd and matte high rez display. (Love it)
BUT, drivers for windows XP were no longer supported. I read tons of discussions on how to bypass all the BOOT camp does not want to instal XP blah blah... never got around it. I got fed up and bought Windows 7 (250$)

so all this combined took me out of the loop.

I get back to lil red server and gasp... V8s ( that I cant really drive) AND... you are forcing cockpit view on me!!!! I'm choking here! hehehe

will try to set up team speak.

Cheers, Hope to see you guys soon with some tips and hopefull set ups to ease the lost of control.

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Post  alphonse on Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:58 pm

After the comments of kopje i installed parallels 7 with xp.
works smooth.
installation is easy and performance is okay.

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Post  Kenners on Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:14 pm

alphonse wrote:After the comments of kopje i installed parallels 7 with xp.
works smooth.
installation is easy and performance is okay.

alf
Well, nice to know! I just installed Windows 7, and just upgraded to parallels 7. I'll have to try it - my Mac Pro should be able to do ok...

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Post  Kenners on Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:52 pm

Nov 28th, 3pm EST in US, 2000 UTC, I'll be spending some time on Li'l RLer Server.

Don't forget TS - clients for Mac, Winblows, iOS, yuckdroid (and others) are available here:

http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads

Hope to see a few of you there! If you can't join, give a shout on TS.

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Post  See Flat on Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:08 pm

After successfully fixing my momo throttle a month ago (had to fix how the throttle potentiometer is installed)... yesterday, the brake started screwing up. so I took the whole thing apart again, fixed the brake pot but after putting it back together I noticed throttle was only getting about 95%. Took it apart AGAIN.... and just cant get it fixed. It's actually really screwed up now as I'm only getting about 60% throttle. Goes without saying... so much for racing until I find a way to fix it, or replace it.

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Post  DANDY on Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:20 pm

See Flat wrote:After successfully fixing my momo throttle a month ago (had to fix how the throttle potentiometer is installed)... yesterday, the brake started screwing up. so I took the whole thing apart again, fixed the brake pot but after putting it back together I noticed throttle was only getting about 95%. Took it apart AGAIN.... and just cant get it fixed. It's actually really screwed up now as I'm only getting about 60% throttle. Goes without saying... so much for racing until I find a way to fix it, or replace it.
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I'd guess the pot's been turned off its normal mark, you may need to realign it. Check for broken pedal mounts as well, which may be tough to fix permanently.
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Post  See Flat on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:39 am

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I'd guess the pot's been turned off its normal mark, you may need to realign it. Check for broken pedal mounts as well, which may be tough to fix permanently.

All fixed.
Actually went through a bunch of steps, which also included switching pots on pedals, which confirmed the position on pedals is more of an issue as the same symptoms of brakes on and throttle not going to full still remained.

I re installed everything and though things seemed dire at this point as I only now had 60 percent throttle. I was pointed to a software solution by a fellow racer in the BROS meganne server. I've actually met a few really nice and helpful racers in there that play very fair and are good simmers. They just put up with the yahoos at times because I think they subsidize that server with donations. But they are actually much more strict than a remember from two years ago.

So, software solution: DXTeak2

Very nice calibration tool that permitted me to set a zero point to brakes so they don't engage early ( as in when supposed to be and be off) and set the maximum throttle to where I want. You can also change the curve of axis etc. Definitely worth looking into if you want to tweak how your analogue input device responds to your style of driving.


http://www.wingmanteam.com/files/Tools/DXTweak2/


Raced with Kenners yesterday to watch him be victorious over those rogue AI's !!

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Post  Kenners on Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:50 pm

Racing again today. I will probably be on "Li'l RLer Server", not "Li'l RLer Server too". Give me a yell on TS if you can't join.

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Post  See Flat on Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:20 pm

Kenners wrote:Racing again today. I will probably be on "Li'l RLer Server", not "Li'l RLer Server too". Give me a yell on TS if you can't join.

K

saw you on line the other night but you were not on "Li'l RLer Server" I refreshed 10 times or so to see if I could see "Li'l RLer Server Too" with no success. I have to go to a meeting this afteroon but might be back by 2p.m. if you are still around.

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Post  Kenners on Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:36 pm

See Flat wrote:
Kenners wrote:Racing again today. I will probably be on "Li'l RLer Server", not "Li'l RLer Server too". Give me a yell on TS if you can't join.

K

saw you on line the other night but you were not on "Li'l RLer Server" I refreshed 10 times or so to see if I could see "Li'l RLer Server Too" with no success. I have to go to a meeting this afteroon but might be back by 2p.m. if you are still around.

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I'll be around. I'll usu stay logged into TS if I'm afk, or racing offline.. So give me a yell.

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Post  Kenners on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:59 am

Last chance to practice for the Skoda at Norisring. Race is tomorrow, practice today - I'll be on TeamSpeak (amckenzie81506.dyndns.org, password blad3runn3r) starting at about 2000 UTC (3pm EST, 1pm MST in western hemisphere). Give me a yell.

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Post  alphonse on Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:31 pm

Kenners wrote:Race is tomorrow

Men, i am so not ajour...

What race? something organized and offical and stuff?

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Post  See Flat on Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:19 pm

alphonse wrote:
Kenners wrote:Race is tomorrow

Men, i am so not ajour...

What race? something organized and offical and stuff?

omg Embarassed

Still room to join, but this one might be a bit late for you. 2 am your time?

http://race2play.com/schedule/show_event/8622

Kenners wrote:Last chance to practice for the Skoda at Norisring. Race is tomorrow, practice today - about 2000 UTC (3pm EST, 1pm MST in western hemisphere).

Kenners

Might not be able to be around at that time, but will try. Also, the race2play practice server is up as well, you might be able to catch some actual competition in there. Passwords should be on your dashboard on day of race, but until then it's the default generic password which is also listed on your dashboard.
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Post  alphonse on Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:58 pm

See Flat wrote:
Still room to join, but this one might be a bit late for you. 2 am your time?

http://race2play.com/schedule/show_event/8622

Race: 03:30 AM

What a Face

impossible for once Wink

but i ll be around in an hour for practise...

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Post  See Flat on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:48 pm

alphonse wrote:

Race: 03:30 AM /
impossible for once Wink

PS: Thanks for bringing a noob to know what you guys are talking about

Hi Alf,
Great thing about the Race2Play site and community, is there is a race going on almost everyday. you just have to sign up for the ones you think you might enjoy riding. All the races I've been in, there is an American version which runs in the AMs for you, but there are also European events scheduled for 8 or 9 p.m. your time. I actually usually prefer these as they are in the afternoon weekdays when I am most often at home.

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Post  Kenners on Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:09 am

Great fun tonight with the skodas! The three of us were evenly matched, I think.. And Alphonse would have been right there too. I wonder what track will be next...

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