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My latest AMS impressions... terrifying!

Discussion in 'Automobilista - General Discussion' started by mmaruda, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. mmaruda

    mmaruda Member Reiza Backer

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    So I've been away for some time and have not touched any racing sim in a few months, but today I managed to get my lazy butt in front of my toy steering wheel and check out the latest content, cause guess what? Imola has been out for some time!

    So without much haste, I looked at the layouts it comes with and what do you know? A 1972 layout without those pesky chicanes! This call for some V10 deathtrap... Obviously.

    So during my first three laps, I spun every damn time, however on the 4th lap I was already quite comfortable with the layout and already had a rough estimate on cornering speeds and breaking point. Two laps later, my tires were hot enough, my confidence was at fighter pilot level and I started pushing as much as my lame driving skills allowed me to. Now I am usually cautious of Imola. It's a very deceitful track, but this time I did not care. And it was scary. I play a lot of games, some of them are horror games like Alien Isolation, but this time I genuinely felt fear! For some reason, the level of immersion was uncanny.

    The car wanted to go all over the place, the engine was roaring like mad and the sensation I got from the FFB and what was going on on the screen resulted in on simple thought: "this is insane". I stopped after crossing the finish line, my heart pounding and hands sweaty.

    Seriously, Reiza guys, you should put a warning or something in the game for that car/track combo. :)

    EDIT: Forgot to be more specific - by V10 deathtrap, I mean Formula Vintage - I don't really drive other cars in this game.
     
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  2. Neo-ST

    Neo-ST New Member

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    I've just tried formula vintage yesterday and boy it's fun :D
    Similar to F-vee but with more power, a drifty little thing :)
     
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    Professionalsimracing.com Active Member Reiza Backer

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    Now try the Ultima Road 720 ;) and of course the Retro is a must here and Oulton Park Classic too!
     
  4. Neo-ST

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    This is just undrivable!
     
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    Professionalsimracing.com Active Member Reiza Backer

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    Nah you can do it. How many laps you try?
     
  6. OlivierMDVY

    OlivierMDVY Member Reiza Backer

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    No it's driveable if you have a very light right feet.
    Look at my lap time on Spielberg Full
     
  7. Neo-ST

    Neo-ST New Member

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    You need a feather-like feet to drive this. I don't think any car is so sensitive in real life. This one is just tiresome to drive, not fun (for me) :/

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    Professionalsimracing.com Active Member Reiza Backer

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    Yeah one lap and cold tires won't do it haha but I've been testing this car today for FFB purposes but noticed I couldn't drive it at all with my usual setup so they must have made more tweaks so I went back to default setup and was closer but still to tight especially under braking so I move bias two clicks to the rear and also reduced front roll bar two clicks and increase rear roll bar one click and back in business. Still need to remove lead from shoe though!

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  9. Neo-ST

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    Will try your setup and try again tomorrow ;)
     
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    Professionalsimracing.com Active Member Reiza Backer

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    Also I forgot about Standard (i.e. not 720) version with less power. Also you might want to reduce brake pressure if that gives you better feel. You can also adjust throttle mapping if you also have lead foot on throttle. You can also use more steering lock to help with saving slides. Lastly, you might want to modify the gearing in the car. I'd really like to see modified gearing be an option on this car because when you build one as it is a kit car you can choose gearing. Maybe not include at track in garage but be able to install in showroom or something like that.
     
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  11. Neo-ST

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    Tried everything but it's ridiculously undrivable. I mean, you can drive it if you won't push it.
    But that's not fun to me. I wanna floor them and keep them in high revs. This needs to be driven like a diesel, low revs, early shifting :D

    Also, I can't change many settings in car setup, there's simply no option to change them (no arrows < > )

    So far I had most fun with: MCR cars, Formula retro, vintage, F-vee and super cart.
     
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    SaxOhare Active Member Reiza Backer

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    Indeed, everyone who has bought a Ultima Road 720 in real life must be dead by now :)

     
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  13. lucaf

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    Drove first time Imola 1972. Man, it looks awesome! I hate modern Imola full of chicanes but that historic track immersed in Italian countryside is just super fun and looks amazing.
     
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    Its very drivable just depends how u set it up. I haven't got a bad time at Spielberg either hehe
     

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