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goonerjon777
04-06-2015, 08:32
Firstly may I say that this forum has helped me immensely to get the best from this fantastic game, at first I found it unplayable and now I'm hooked.

Now on to my question.

Currently I am driving with all assists on. People tell me that you can go quicker with them off? Is this true?

If this is true then I want to gradually turn them off should I start by turning off Stability, then get used to it, then turn off traction control, then get used to it then finally turn off ABS.
Or which order would work best?

Many thanks for anybody that can be bothered to help.

Pablo2008jedi
04-06-2015, 08:56
Depends on what you are using to control the car, wheel or controller?

Personally for most driving games having TC off will make you much faster as long as you can control the throttle well, I use the controller but find it hard to know when the brakes lock so I have ABS on.

If you stability control on, that should be the first to switch off, then TC then ABS

goonerjon777
04-06-2015, 09:06
Depends on what you are using to control the car, wheel or controller?

Personally for most driving games having TC off will make you much faster as long as you can control the throttle well, I use the controller but find it hard to know when the brakes lock so I have ABS on.

If you stability control on, that should be the first to switch off, then TC then ABS

Thanks mate, yes i'm controller too.
Anyway I am time trialing to sort it out.

any idea how to get the perfect start with a controller? whats with the the hit throttle within 0.2 of a sec of lights going green?

Gonna add you.

GrimeyDog
04-06-2015, 13:15
No Assist Makes yo Much Faster with the Wheel... Especially with No ABS the Braking is Faster but it Takes Practice and using Manual Shift is a Must. once you Master Gearing Diwn and Late Braking your Lap times will increase.
With Propper Throttle Control you can Throttle Steer Through Tricky Corners Easily with Practice... No Assist is Much Faster with a Wheel.

Stevefoz
09-06-2015, 12:44
I always drive games with assist off but this game offers the option of REAL, So which is the better option ?
All assist off or real ?
Any thoughts or ideas anyone ?

Ramiboo
09-06-2015, 15:30
yeah, I'd like a bit more info on real vs on. Using real, do any cars have stability control on? Maybe the MacLaren road cars?? Also in real mode on a GT3 car is the TC setting the same as turing on the TC allowed in the gameplay options? or does the car deal with TC differently, meaning the TC would help more in that scenario? does that make sense? :onthego:

Rambo_Commando
09-06-2015, 17:33
Real is true to life. As in if the car has TC, ABS in the real world then the car will have those settings by default.

RobMUFC1987
09-06-2015, 17:45
Real is true to life. As in if the car has TC, ABS in the real world then the car will have those settings by default.

This. There's also Brake Pressure to adjust so you can soften the brakes till you're comfortable to have stronger brakes. In cars with TC built in with a TC slip setting. The higher the setting, the more te wheels can spin before it kicks in. So cars with good traction set it high and cars with happy rear ends have a low setting

OG-Fed
09-06-2015, 17:48
One of the most common assists I see used is the driving line. I'd recommend turning it off and using brake indicators along side the tracks, just like the real race drivers do. Once you get used to doing this, you'll never go back. This will also help you be faster as the driving line is usually incorrect. And finally, the driving line is ugly and mars up a great looking track :)

BistoKid
09-06-2015, 18:42
One of the most common assists I see used is the driving line. I'd recommend turning it off and using brake indicators along side the tracks, just like the real race drivers do. Once you get used to doing this, you'll never go back. This will also help you be faster as the driving line is usually incorrect. And finally, the driving line is ugly and mars up a great looking track :)

While I am still learning many of the tracks, I have started to turn the line off in those that I know now. I must admit, driving with the line ON, can be off-putting, certainly as braking points seem way too early on occasion. I agree, the driving line is ugly!

HarryHoodlum
09-06-2015, 18:51
Seriously considering shutting off TC/SC tonight!

BistoKid
09-06-2015, 18:54
Seriously considering shutting off TC/SC tonight!

I too will try this out, certainly now I am feeling more confident driving in this game.

HarryHoodlum
09-06-2015, 18:59
I too will try this out, certainly now I am feeling more confident driving in this game.

Yeah, for what it's worth, I'll be experimenting with this OFFLINE in career mode, AI at lvl 7. Might try the new Bentley GT3 too.

chaseydog
09-06-2015, 19:06
I found it easier to disable one assist at a time until they were all off, I believe I went SC, TC, ABS. I've also found it easier to focus on one car one track at a time though I'll ocassionally run a different car on my designated leaning track to brake the monotony. I used the virtual driving line until I got a general feel for the track layout and braking points, then disabled it and have been working at refining my braking points and turn ins using visual cues on the track. I started with Watkins Glen GP and have been getting progressively better but still just can't seem to get the first part of the boot right.

Beardybrave
09-06-2015, 19:11
So, quick related question. Related to assists. I have them set to real (which is a feature I've wanted for years in racers btw, thanks for that SMS). When I go to setup in say the old Ford Escort or tha 125 Kart, I get an option for Traction Control Slip. I'm guessing (well more than guessing for the Ford, not so sure about modern karts anymore) that these don't have TC. So what does this do? Is it a bug that the slider is usable?

Roger Prynne
09-06-2015, 20:12
^^^ It was just an oversight and does not work... should be taken out at some time.

Beardybrave
09-06-2015, 20:34
^^^ It was just an oversight and does not work... should be taken out at some time.

Thanks Roger. I'll stop monkeying with that slider then. ;)

Ramiboo
10-06-2015, 06:57
Real is true to life. As in if the car has TC, ABS in the real world then the car will have those settings by default.

but do any cars have stability control when gameplay is set to real?

TrevorAustin
10-06-2015, 07:07
but do any cars have stability control when gameplay is set to real?

Yes the cars that have stability control i guess, why would they not:)

Ramiboo
10-06-2015, 15:35
Yes the cars that have stability control i guess, why would they not:)

Thanks....... for nothing!! :D

Snake OilerX
10-06-2015, 15:40
What about inverted gears, im using a wheel,not sure what that does?

HarryHoodlum
10-06-2015, 15:43
Turned off assists last night, except for ABS and WOW, what a difference. I'm much faster with them off. The caveat is that if my tire so much as kisses the dirt, I'm spinning. Gonna keep practicing this way and hopefully I can keep shaving off seconds from my time.