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dave_arnett
09-05-2015, 20:20
I've heard you can do it in your garage but I don't see the option.

flymar
09-05-2015, 20:22
In career you drive your team "colours" so you can only choose the team before signing contract.

dave_arnett
10-05-2015, 16:58
I find it a bit of a joke that you can't change the colour of your car in career mode.

Rob Prange
10-05-2015, 17:01
I find it a bit of a joke that you can't change the colour of your car in career mode.

You really need to look at it the way career is set up. You're the race car driver and you sign with a team to drive their car.

Do you think a driver gets a say in what the colors of the car are like? It's all about simulating the experience of being a professional race car driver :)

Neil Bateman
10-05-2015, 17:06
I could understand your gripe if you owned the team and signed yourself up as the driver.;)

dave_arnett
10-05-2015, 17:27
I understand the need for realism but this is a game. Realism shouldn't dictate every aspect especially when it means taking away simple features that have always been in racing games. It would help with the feeling like your play through is your own if you had more options.

IXBEEFXI
10-05-2015, 17:32
I understand the need for realism but this is a game. Realism shouldn't dictate every aspect especially when it means taking away simple features that have always been in racing games. It would help with the feeling like your play through is your own if you had more options.

In all fairness it is a racing sim and not an arcade game, it has never been touted as anything else.

There are other car games out there with plenty of options for customisation such as the need for speed series....

Shinzah
10-05-2015, 17:37
I understand the need for realism but this is a game. Realism shouldn't dictate every aspect especially when it means taking away simple features that have always been in racing games. It would help with the feeling like your play through is your own if you had more options.

This is a feature that has rarely been in "racing" games. In most cases the career simulates either being a driver (Codies F1/ToCa 1-3) or owning a team (EA/Eutechnyx Nascar series/Codies Grid Series). In games where you are a driver, this is simply rarely if ever implemented. You have sometimes a choice of teams. But you don't get to wantonly chose your car colour.

If realism in experience is a core goal and component of the game, then absolutely it should be dictating the direction of feature implementation. Project Cars is not a Car Collection, Collect and drive game. It is not eight million cars. It's a selection of some of the most interesting race cars and performance vehicles in order to engage in competition with them. This is a racing game. I'm sorry but being able to paint your car whatever you please in your career as a contract driver is about as sensible suggestion as letting Lewis Hamilton paint his car pink with green spots because he doesn't particularly enjoy Petronas. Something that also wouldn't happen in a serious F1 game.

DozUK
10-05-2015, 17:40
I find it a bit of a joke that you can't change the colour of your car in career mode.

If you want this, set up your own solo race weekend. In career you drive the car in the colours of the team. You have no control of this in the same way that Hamilton and rosberg cannot change their car colour to red.

dave_arnett
10-05-2015, 17:52
I'm not hamilton or rosberg. I'm sitting at home in my pants driving a car on the screen haha. It is a racing game. I just wanted to change the colour of my car.

Kamikaze_Urmel
10-05-2015, 18:03
I'm not hamilton or rosberg. I'm sitting at home in my pants driving a car on the screen haha. It is a racing game. I just wanted to change the colour of my car.

Thats why there is a Quick-Race mode, or even Multiplayer.
SMS went down the realism path and this is realistic. It won't change.

Neil Bateman
10-05-2015, 21:47
And i presume you have the decency to at least attire yourself with a pair of socks, this is a minimum requirement.

Thales Baptista
12-05-2015, 15:31
Started career and i am still in Karts. Noticed that helmet, suites and car liveries are random for all teams in different races. It is?

I think we should be able to pick a personal helmet.

Roger Prynne
12-05-2015, 15:44
I find it a bit of a joke that you can't change the colour of your car in career mode.
With all the wonderful things this game includes and you are worried about what livery you have in career mode, come on mate get real.

Francorchamps
12-05-2015, 15:53
I don't really care what my livery looks like but it could have been implemented better. This could have been the incentive unlock feature some people have been asking for. Now you can only choose 2 teams so you can only choose 2 liveries. Could have been implemented that you could choose more teams based on your achievements. Racing on higher AI level would enable you to choose from more teams aka more liveries.

HarryHoodlum
12-05-2015, 15:57
I understand the need for realism but this is a game. Realism shouldn't dictate every aspect especially when it means taking away simple features that have always been in racing games. It would help with the feeling like your play through is your own if you had more options.

Bro, its a HARDCORE sim. Operative word is "hardcore". This game is clearly not for the faint of heart or people looking for more of what's out there. Surely this can be polarizing, but I'm personally excited for a hyper-realistic game.

Francorchamps
12-05-2015, 16:07
Hardcore? Really? This game is what you want it to be. If you want it to be hardcore it is hardcore but I play it as an arcade game and i'm loving it.

Ryno917
12-05-2015, 16:11
Note that you can choose your livery in invitational events in the career mode.

I too wish you could choose your helmet directly, though. That's very much a decision a driver gets to make. :)

TMoney
12-05-2015, 16:17
I honestly think this should have been handled differently. There should be a generic messsge about starting a career in your chosen disclipline. Then you should be able to scroll through all applicable cars and select the team you want to drive for. Then we should get the email about signing the contract with whatever tream you have chosen. Would certainly make the career feel more diverse and personal. Biggest problem now is not being able to see the cars before signing. No one cares about the fictional team names but rather what the CAR looks like. This would be especially nice in the single car series.

Malkiv
12-05-2015, 16:22
Bro, its a HARDCORE sim. Operative word is "hardcore". This game is clearly not for the faint of heart or people looking for more of what's out there. Surely this can be polarizing, but I'm personally excited for a hyper-realistic game.

If it's hardcore, then why are there any options to drive outside of a wheel? Why are there "arcade" options, such as best line, steering assist, and braking assist? Why is there even an option to turn damage, fuel usage, and tire wear below realistic? Why is there a way to enable TCS, ABS, etc on cars which do not feature them?

HarryHoodlum
12-05-2015, 16:30
If it's hardcore, then why are there any options to drive outside of a wheel? Why are there "arcade" options, such as best line, steering assist, and braking assist? Why is there even an option to turn damage, fuel usage, and tire wear below realistic? Why is there a way to enable TCS, ABS, etc on cars which do not feature them?

Because it's like any other sports game. If I fire up a new season in NHL 15 "be a pro" mode, I get drafted by a team, and i'm forced to wear their default uniform. That doesn't mean I can't turn pass assist up, or turn AI learning down. But the mode is meant to be immersive and realistic in its implementation.

I would agree that maybe we should be able to have custom helmets but otherwise I don't see why they should break the realism of "being a pro" by giving people the ability to paint their cars.

Malkiv
12-05-2015, 16:40
Because it's like any other sports game. If I fire up a new season in NHL 15 "be a pro" mode, I get drafted by a team, and i'm forced to wear their default uniform. That doesn't mean I can't turn pass assist up, or turn AI learning down. But the mode is meant to be immersive and realistic in its implementation.

I would agree that maybe we should be able to have custom helmets but otherwise I don't see why they should break the realism of "being a pro" by giving people the ability to paint their cars.

If you're going for immersion and realism, that absolutely means you cannot turn pass assist up or AI learning down. What's the point of being realistic and immersive if you're just going to break it with arcade settings? That's like saying, "I'm the best shot in the entire world - if I stand 5 feet from the target with an extra large x-ring."

X Gabe 62 X
12-05-2015, 16:45
There no customisation at all in career mode other than Ai strength.... could really do with allowing a few things to be managed by the user.

Adjusting the number of Ai / laps / time / weather, would be handy if only to allow us to play it on sub-ultra PCs !!!

HarryHoodlum
12-05-2015, 17:03
If you're going for immersion and realism, that absolutely means you cannot turn pass assist up or AI learning down. What's the point of being realistic and immersive if you're just going to break it with arcade settings? That's like saying, "I'm the best shot in the entire world - if I stand 5 feet from the target with an extra large x-ring."

Or maybe the devs want to make sure that everyone is having fun while also giving the ability (hopefully by default) to have a realistic sim experience. If I pay $60 and then realize the game is too realistic and decide it's not for me, I'd end up cursing the devs for not giving the option to tone it down. That's the point of having sliders to adjust minute details, but not to change the very way in which the mode operates. Seems like you're having trouble separating those two things.

You can't "break" something that is offline and for entertainment purposes by making it more accessible for you. Online is a different story.

Malkiv
13-05-2015, 03:38
Or maybe the devs want to make sure that everyone is having fun while also giving the ability (hopefully by default) to have a realistic sim experience. If I pay $60 and then realize the game is too realistic and decide it's not for me, I'd end up cursing the devs for not giving the option to tone it down.
You cannot have a realistic sim experience by using unrealistic settings - "Realistic" being the highest level of real-world driving detail and physics in which the game aspires to reproduce as accurately as possible.


That's the point of having sliders to adjust minute details, but not to change the very way in which the mode operates. Seems like you're having trouble separating those two things.
By changing the sliders, you are changing the very way in which the mode operates. The separation between "those two things" is subjective, and only exists because you have said it exists. There is no standard or convention which you're applying that is relevant to your argument - You simply say it, and so assume it is thus.


You can't "break" something that is offline and for entertainment purposes by making it more accessible for you. Online is a different story.
While one one hand I am obviously being hyperbolic, it is on the other hand that my argument still applies - You're either actually simulating a "real" racing experience, or you're not.

Anyhow, this is far beyond my original satirical assertion; If there are multiple options to turn a racing simulator into an arcade racer - in all modes - then why not have a couple colour choices available when signing to a team? For those "hardcore" purist types, there could even be a "default" or "real" livery skin available as first choice. For those that would rather the vehicle be of different colour, is it really going to break the game more than having a car receive zero damage?

Scrufy
13-05-2015, 04:18
In career you drive your team "colours" so you can only choose the team before signing contract.
while I think it would be a nice idea to allow customizing the look for online races, that makes sense and since your in "career mode" , you should be in thenteam colors.

Acksios
13-05-2015, 04:49
I really like it actually that you cannot change the look of your car. It gives a nice feeling of reality when driving in career mode. It's those small things that add up to a great SIM

Terrell Olvera
13-05-2015, 05:26
I honestly think this should have been handled differently. There should be a generic messsge about starting a career in your chosen disclipline. Then you should be able to scroll through all applicable cars and select the team you want to drive for. Then we should get the email about signing the contract with whatever tream you have chosen. Would certainly make the career feel more diverse and personal. Biggest problem now is not being able to see the cars before signing. No one cares about the fictional team names but rather what the CAR looks like. This would be especially nice in the single car series.

I like that idea a lot! It would be nice to see what the team livery's look like before signing, similar to Grid Autosport. There are plenty of invitational events though, and you can choose your livery in those.

technoir24
12-03-2016, 21:18
I'm not hamilton or rosberg. I'm sitting at home in my pants driving a car on the screen haha. It is a racing game. I just wanted to change the colour of my car.

Dude I completely agree with you. I just spent the last 2 days meticulously designing a custom livery for a Formula C car and all I wanted to do was race a whole season with it; see MY race number, MY paint scheme, etc... Now while I'm sure many hardcore fans care dearly about pure accuracy when it comes to the career experience of a driver, I could give a rat's ass about the restrictions of true realism. Clearly I am not the only one who thinks so. Grounds for a fan war over who's right or wrong and who's preference makes it into the game? HELL NO! IT'S A DAMN COMPUTER PROGRAM AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS ALLOW FOR............ OPTIONS!!! Holy crap?! What a concept?! Give both sides what they want i.e. "Sim Career" and "Custom Career"... Why there is a debate instead of this simple solution is beyond me. I swear people just love arguing, its ridiculous.

Otherworld
12-03-2016, 21:32
You really need to look at it the way career is set up. You're the race car driver and you sign with a team to drive their car.

Do you think a driver gets a say in what the colors of the car are like? It's all about simulating the experience of being a professional race car driver :)

That would be a valid argument if the cars had only real liveries ( la F1 201X), or at least if the teams' names were in accordance with the livery (instead of having Torque Riders or w/e own a BMW GTE with what is clearly a BMW Motorsport livery, for example)

scottm18
13-03-2016, 18:40
Having more choice while still getting a realistic experience is based on what they can include without causing to much of a waste of time and money.
Would like helmet and suit choice.
And numbers. Definitely numbers.

Salty Dog
14-03-2016, 13:27
Can somebody please tell me when we are getting Wombats at Mt Panorama?

tomkelsh
15-12-2017, 00:54
What I can't figure out is how do you change indy cars in career mode. There are oval specific cars but I started with a "road" car and now I can't switch. [BTW, I put my indy (oval) setup in my road car and I'm very slow.]