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tclancey
10-10-2015, 16:20
Hi folks. I'm a bit confused with breakdowns, has anyone else seen one? I have all the realism options on, am I missing something?

I've run more 50 lap races over full solo weekends than I care to mention and I haven't broken down once. I did have a car randomly stall on one race but it started up again without any problems.

Are breakdowns actually pit crew mistakes? I've had a few of those.

TrevorAustin
10-10-2015, 16:24
I've had literally dozens early days doing long distance races. Not so much now, but hoping that's because my gear changes/crashes have improved drastically.

3800racingfool
10-10-2015, 16:30
There are no random breakdowns in the game currently. This was a design decision made because it was deemed it would be a turn-off to players (you should see the flak SMS gets when someone races a 2 hour endurance and has the game randomly crash).

Random pit crew mistakes are a thing though and they can happen randomly. There are also mechanical failures to the drive train and suspension that can occur due to too much abuse (constant redlining, missing shifts or grinding gears, using rough curbs too often, etc).

tclancey
11-10-2015, 17:22
Ah ok, that clears that up then. Glad to know I'm such a careful driver!

Umer Ahmad
11-10-2015, 17:24
Correct, no random faults.

But if have damage on and smash the front and crack your radiator, your engine temps will climb and if unrepaired your engine will seize.

senn
11-10-2015, 19:03
so why is there still an option to turn mechanical failure on or off? As well as damage?

hkraft300
12-10-2015, 00:07
so why is there still an option to turn mechanical failure on or off? As well as damage?

I don't understand this question.
Damage on, mech failure on: you can blow engine due to damaged radiator and high temps, blow engine from weather conditions, over-revving, bad shifting etc. and damage.
Damage off, failure on: you won't bust your radiators from a collision, but can damage internals from over revving, high temps, bad shifting, pop a tire...

Damage on, failure off: can break your car, suspension etc but won't kill your engine/gearbox. Can lose wheel but not pop a tire.

Examples.

madmax2069
12-10-2015, 01:18
so why is there still an option to turn mechanical failure on or off? As well as damage?

Isn't that sort of self explanatory