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Camaro SS is better than I ever imagined it could be...

Discussion in 'Automobilista 2 - General Discussion' started by Freeway, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Freeway

    Freeway Member

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    As many of you know, I have been very vocal about the quality of the Camaro SS in AMS2... So, with tempered expectations, I downloaded the patch that came out today for retail on steam (this patch added Historic Spa and a few FFB tweaks). I hopped in the Camaro SS to try out the revised force feedback. I dialed the Traction Control to 100 (off), made sure the tires had 29 pounds of pressure and proceeded to pull out of the pits at Nurburgring Nordschleife using my TH8a H-shifter, Fanatec Clubsport Pedals V3, Accuforce Pro V2, and the Next Level Racing Motion Platform V3. The throaty V8 sound, the motion of acceleration, shifting, and braking, the force feedback, it all flowed together to create an incredibly fun and immersive ride. How much fun did I have? Let's put it this way: Now, I cannot help but drive the AMS2 Camaro SS till I run it out of gas and then I do it again with same stupid grin on my face that I have when driving the real Camaro SS.

    Long story short: I want to thank the folks at Reiza for doing such an amazing job with both the Camaro SS and the Camaro GT4r. Now my biggest complaint about the Camaro SS is simply this: The gas tank is too dang small.

    Reiza, you did it again!
     
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  2. DaWorstPlaya

    DaWorstPlaya Active Member

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    Good to hear, I've avoided this car like the plague since we 1st started harping about it. I think I'll go try it out.
     
  3. ToMythTo

    ToMythTo The Hero We Need But Not Deserved

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    Camaros deserve more hype than minis had. In one period I saw mini leagues everywhere but maybe after this update car leagues become varied.
     
  4. XTRMNTR2K

    XTRMNTR2K Active Member Reiza Backer

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    The Camaro SS is definitely the most driveable it's ever been, but... Does anyone else experience weird behavior when releasing the brakes?

    Whenever I release the brakes at the end of a long braking zone, the car suddenly snaps around trying to kill me. It's been like this for a while, even when the car's behavior had already been improved from what it was. I can't seem to figure out what causes this. Other than that it's a joy to drive, but this quirk drives me crazy.
     
  5. Scraper

    Scraper Well-Known Member Reiza Backer

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    Can you lower the front soft rebound on this car? (I can't remember if this setup function is available.) It might stop the car lifting and thus losing grip when you release the brakes.
     
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    SaxOhare Well-Known Member Reiza Backer

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    I tried a few laps, and no i don't experience weird behavior, other then the Starsky and Hutch roadability and low speed, I think that's typical of an American "Sports" car.
    I noticed that I gradually release the brake and it is only completely released near or at the apex
     
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  7. Freeway

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    Your point IS valid. For me, hard braking or downshifting does still result in an odd rotation (primarily to the left) so the quirk is definitely there. However, I find I can compensate for it with "normal" modulation. In other words, I can't quite push the car as hard as I'd like but I can still push it hard enough to have a really good time with it.

    I will also note that the car drives a LOT better for me without VR. My 2080ti simply cannot push enough frames in the Reverb G2 for it to be as responsive as I need it when pushing the car to the limits.
     
  8. DaWorstPlaya

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    Just tried it, it's much better than it's ever been and definitely headed in the right direction. Yea I did experience the odd snap rear under heavy trailbraking. It's still not perfect but much better than it ever been, still feels a little too tippy toe driving than it should be for me but now it's actually manageable.
    I'm really glad Reiza are listening to feedback from the fans. Great job guys!
     
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  9. Freeway

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    On March 2, 2021, I gave the Camaro SS high praise because I could drive it reasonably sensibly (at about 80 percent) in game and it was a blast. With the most recent patch (April 1 or 2), however, I can now push the car much harder. This patch has ameliorated most of the weird behavior (twisting) on hard acceleration, hard braking and/or hard downshifting. As a result, with an H-shifter and a lil heal and toe, this car is ... well ... truly excellent. I recommend everyone gives it another go. If so, you might just love driving it as much as I do in real life.

    Reiza did it AGAIN!
     
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  10. McClutch

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    My main problem with the Camaro SS still is the strange idle sound to low rpm engine sound transition. It sound almost always like the engine is stalled if you use Clutch, and when some rpm is added it is audibled and normal again. Seems a lot like lousy sound design and two files that simply do not fit together.
     
  11. Freeway

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    The LT1 motor in the real Camaro SS does tend to have a rough idle.
     
  12. McClutch

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    thats not a rough idle in game, it's an barly audile idle. that does not fit in any way to the runnign sound.
     
  13. Dean Ogurek

    Dean Ogurek Well-Known Member Reiza Backer

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    I'm guessing that most of the sounds are still WIP. There are probably a lot more pressing issues to sort out with the overall game and audio at this point.

    Historically speaking, audio development in racing titles comes later in the development process. Even iRacing is still undergoing overall audio developments and refinement.
     
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    bobbie424242 Active Member Reiza Backer

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    It's been forever I did not drive the Camaro again. I just did a good session on the Nords and wow, I love it, how it handles and the FFB. It's really a unique car in AMS due to it being heavy, super powerful, H-Shifter and not 100% a race car. You can really test the extent of its abilities on the Nords.
     
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