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The 'What Are You Currently Doing in AMS2?' Thread (Discussion of Most Fun Ways to Play AMS2)

Discussion in 'Automobilista 2 - General Discussion' started by Chip, Feb 7, 2023.

  1. Chip

    Chip Active Member AMS2 Club Member

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    Very clean interface! I will have to give it a shot.
     
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  2. XettMan

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    Since last week having fun with async multiplayer on racecraft.online.
     
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  3. Gabriel "Pai" Legnini

    Gabriel "Pai" Legnini Well-Known Member AMS2 Club Member

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    Will try joining an RCO DTM race tonight, that's still pending.
     
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  4. Chip

    Chip Active Member AMS2 Club Member

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    I love Racecraft.Online ! If anyone hasn't tried it yet, I highly recommend it. Even if zero people join, which seems to be rare since I just had a full grid of other players, it's still a blast with the AI! My pace isn't great, but I enjoy trying to rack up consistency and safety points at the minimum. Coming from iRacing and ACC, this has been a massive breath of fresh air all around. I'm actually having fun with sim racing again! Major props to whomever developed Racecraft!!!
     
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  5. WarmRed

    WarmRed Well-Known Member AMS2 Club Member

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    I haven't raced online for a long time because it was hard to find good servers in AMS2. Now with RaceCraft (RCO) I race online more often and the grid is almost always well filled.
    It feels to me like a small, still very young iRacing.
     
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  6. DavidGossett

    DavidGossett Well-Known Member AMS2 Club Member

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    Trying to work on clutch-less shifting the Formula Classics. Weirdly I've been faster with traditional heel-toe, but I'm slowly trusting that the transmission won't break. Cleveland and '88 Montreal are just so good in these cars, carrying the cars right out to the edge.
     
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  7. Mazdaspeed

    Mazdaspeed Well-Known Member AMS2 Club Member

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    I am taking GPlaps idea of a driver dynasty starting with the 67 F1 season, doing 80 minute races. Already at the 4th round in Spa, after 1 podium in Monaco and 2 DNF's in Kyalami and Imola, one with a mistake and the other with an engine failure. Having a blast, Hulme is leading the championship with Amon second and Bandini third.

    When out of time to do the long races I am using Racing Life to do a modern carrer mode, having a great time with sim right now.
     
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  8. Troodon

    Troodon Active Member AMS2 Club Member

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    I've been focused on single player with Racing Life for quite a long time now, with some "house rules" in place for each season. Currently I'm driving with these:
    - double race lengths with an upper limit of 40 laps
    - mandatory pits
    - real weather (trying it out again after switching to random slots for my previous season)
    - slight variance in race starting times
    - maximum grid size for every series
    - time acceleration enabled if I end up in series/races where it makes sense
    - Stock Car 2020 Race 2 point system to give more reason to fight for positions past the first 10.

    I like the idea of doing an F1 over-the-decades career. Starting with the oldest cars, advancing one generation after every season or after finishing sufficiently high in a season. Top 5 or so. Maybe I'll do it after this RL season to switch things up. I haven't given the AMS2 openwheel side as much time as it deserves.
     
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  9. Chip

    Chip Active Member AMS2 Club Member

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    Do you encounter any issues with real weather when time acceleration is enabled? In the past, I've found that it causes AI to pit extremely frequently for instance because weather changes too frequently sometimes.
     
  10. Troodon

    Troodon Active Member AMS2 Club Member

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    I very rarely use accelerated time or weather progression. The only times when I do are shortened endurance events like 24h Nords packed into 5 hours. The weather has behaved well for me in those cases despite being accelerated by 5x, but in theory it's possible that I just happened to get a date with minimal weather changes so the acceleration didn't turn it into an insane flip-flopper.

    That is for single events. I have had issues with real weather in custom championships in the past though. The issue is highly accelerated weather progression even when the session settings in the championship creator show "Real time" for weather and time progression. I've seen VIR Grand get enveloped by an impenetrable fog and completely clear up again within about 2/3 of a lap. The same for a track going from light cloud and dry into rainy and soaked. These issues are the reason I switched to random weather slots for my previous season. The real weather is excellent when it works though.

    So far my three races in this season have gone without issues with real weather. It could be coincidental, but I've made a point of toggling the weather progression setting to 2x and back to real time again in all sessions when making the championships this season. I'm hoping that it actually works around whatever bug causes the issue, but who knows. It's ongoing testing.

    In general, I'm not sure if I'd recommend using weather acceleration settings higher than 5x. It has the chance to become a flip-flopper even when it's working exactly as it should be. 25x acceleration means you could go from (1) clear sky to (2) storm to (3) medium cloud and (3½) halfway through to foggy in 6 minutes in the game if that's the weather data that was written from 4 hours of real life observation. A sequence like that is never going to feel natural and I'm not sure if it's even possible to prepare the AI for it. I suppose it could make for some weird multiplayer fun with mates though.
     
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  11. BrunoB

    BrunoB TT mode tifosi BANNED

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    Im exclusively trying to destroy any opposition on some of the historic tracks in TT mode
    - driving some of the higher powered formula cars.
    But there are a few stubborn top LB guys on some of the tracks I cannot "destroy" ;)
    Cruel world - but they must be able to do something I cannot :D

    Oh thinking about it - they do probably just use some more advanced equipment than me :p

    ByTheWay: Thinking a bit more serious about it then its not so much trying to "destroy" the opposition as it is to try to drive THAT perfect lap. And trying that takes a lot of practice :p
     
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  12. Mazdaspeed

    Mazdaspeed Well-Known Member AMS2 Club Member

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    Real weather Is still bugged in Custom Championships unfortunately, sometimes it's fine, others it's bonkers.

    It's not causing me much issue with the F-vintages with the all weather tires, but with any class with slicks, it would be unplayable.
    I am hoping they manage to get on top of this bug, been a while.
     
  13. JavierZumaeta

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    I got 2 custom championships going. 1998 CART and 1988 F1. With custom liveries, drivers, and practically all the main tracks, and reasonable AI, it's pretty fun.
     
  14. YOUNG IL YOON

    YOUNG IL YOON crossfieldz_ROK AMS2 Club Member

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    Easter egg hunting.
    And guide korean tourists to around circuits;)
     
  15. Marius H

    Marius H Internal Beta Tester Staff Member AMS2 Club Member

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    Have you found the Kyalami easter egg, yet? :p
     
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  16. YOUNG IL YOON

    YOUNG IL YOON crossfieldz_ROK AMS2 Club Member

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    I lost my passport in center hill of Südschleife... i will get there soon;)
     
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  17. Chip

    Chip Active Member AMS2 Club Member

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    Reviving this thread. I am currently racing on RaceCraft Online, but grid sizes are small in the LMDh class (my current favorite). Thinking about other game modes and such. Curious to hear how others are playing AMS2 these days!
     
  18. Troodon

    Troodon Active Member AMS2 Club Member

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    RCO with the occasional Racing Life race in the mix.

    I never ended up doing that Formula through the ages thingie. Maybe one day, it's not like the game's going anywhere.:)
     
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    Horia M Reephur

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    Mix between learning all the asphalt tracks in the game (16 to go :D), making custom setups for cars I use often, and racing on RCO (which also servers as the perfect testground for those previously mentioned setups :rolleyes:).
     
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    Trying to replicate Sebastien Bourdais's time at Long Beach from yesterday!

    Really really loving the combination of AMS2 IMSA stuff and the free-to-watch-outside-the-US racing series.
    Also, replicating almost the entire career of Riccardo Patrese, which can be done in the game, including 80s group C endurance races at period-correct tracks, through F1 (including his year at Benetton!) and all the way to his Le Mans stint in the Nissan R390 in 1997.
     
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