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jamespoly86
06-12-2017, 14:06
It would be nice to have a setup guide or a setup site for Project Cars 2.

Bealdor
06-12-2017, 14:07
Not a comprehensive setup guide but you should check out the sticky threads in the Car Setup Talk subforum (http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/forumdisplay.php?156-The-Garage-Car-Setup-Talk).

Keena
06-12-2017, 14:32
You could try some of this little lot Ive accumulated ;)

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http://xploresimracing.com/Series/XSR_SetupGuide.pdf

CoproManiac
06-12-2017, 14:45
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3UdxTNHrws&index=1&list=PL8vLMSxw70-yuJO3dUuwlaV423MOhPUiN
Although it was made for PCars1, it's still applicable to PCars2
(turn annotations on for first 2 episodes)

RookieRaceline
06-12-2017, 15:54
Does set up advice work across any platform?
Would a set up for a car on PC work the same on xBox?

F1_Racer68
06-12-2017, 16:07
You could try some of this little lot Ive accumulated ;)

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http://xploresimracing.com/Series/XSR_SetupGuide.pdf

Wow.... you copied my workbook!! :D :D :D

Those all look very familair. LOL

My recommendation is to stay away from books/forum threads, etc. that are written around specific sims, and look more ot real world guides. The physics and setup tools in pCARS2 are so clsoe to real world that those will be your best resources.

Trying to use a guide that was built around iRaicng for example, while perhaps helping wiht basic understanding, will not give oyu the in depth troubelshooting skills simply because it doesn't support the same level of tuning capabilities. Also, each sim out there has slightly different physics models, so hte tuning recommendations/suggestions may not apply in pCARS2 as they would in say GT6, which has far more simplistic tuning, tire, and physics models.

For some basics, start with sites such as these:

http://www.turnfast.com/tech_handling/handling

http://safeisfast.com/series/race-car-setup-and-engineering/

There are other sites similar to the above, but these are the types you should focus on.

Keena
06-12-2017, 16:25
Wow.... you copied my workbook!! :D :D :D

Those all look very familair. LOL

My recommendation is to stay away from books/forum threads, etc. that are written around specific sims, and look more ot real world guides. The physics and setup tools in pCARS2 are so clsoe to real world that those will be your best resources.

Trying to use a guide that was built around iRaicng for example, while perhaps helping wiht basic understanding, will not give oyu the in depth troubelshooting skills simply because it doesn't support the same level of tuning capabilities. Also, each sim out there has slightly different physics models, so hte tuning recommendations/suggestions may not apply in pCARS2 as they would in say GT6, which has far more simplistic tuning, tire, and physics models.

For some basics, start with sites such as these:

http://www.turnfast.com/tech_handling/handling

http://safeisfast.com/series/race-car-setup-and-engineering/

There are other sites similar to the above, but these are the types you should focus on.

I just went through the car setup threads on this forum over a couple of hours and pulled anything out that looked useful for me from lots of different posts and "accumulated" them. If it's yours then can I suggest you collate it all to one place and re-release it.. Some of it is off as baseline data is changing- things like tyres etc. Until official baseline data is released E.G. tyre data for each tyre etc we're all fishing in the dark. A methodology is what most are after and anything that has a series of steps will help a beginner there.

F1_Racer68
06-12-2017, 16:29
I just went through the car setup thread and pulled anything out that looked useful. If it's yours then can I suggest you collate it all to one place and re-release it.. Some of it is off as baseline data is changing- things like tyres etc. Until official baseline data is released E.G. tyre data for each tyre etc we're all fishing in the dark. A methodology is what most are after and anything that has a series of steps will help a beginner there.

No, none of it is "mine", in the sense of ownership. I simply meant that as a joke, in the sense that everything you posted is also in my black book.

Keena
06-12-2017, 16:31
"Black book"- I have a folder that is beginning to look quite nerdy as I settle down in front of my pc.. ;)
And a clip board..

Keena
06-12-2017, 16:33
And I'm trying to figure out how I can train my wife to sit in front of another monitor as my 'race engineer'....
Edit- "No chance" appears to be the official response so far...

F1_Racer68
06-12-2017, 17:05
And I'm trying to figure out how I can train my wife to sit in front of another monitor as my 'race engineer'....
Edit- "No chance" appears to be the official response so far...

Well, I am glad to hear I am not alone in that regard..... On both items.... LOL

Mahjik
06-12-2017, 17:20
Does set up advice work across any platform?
Would a set up for a car on PC work the same on xBox?

In theory, yes there shouldn't be any differences between the platforms.

F1_Racer68
06-12-2017, 17:32
In theory, yes there shouldn't be any differences between the platforms.

To expand a bit on what Mahjik said, in theory the physics from platform to platform is the same.

Where we (within our league) have been finding that there appears to be a difference however, is in end user controllers. Particularly Fanatec vs Thrustmaster. We're not sure exactly where the difference is coming form, but there is definitely a difference between the controller hardware. Let me try and explain it:

I have been teammates with the same person for many years now. He and I always had very similar setups and driving styles. Inititally, we were both on G27s. We both liked the same setups. Then his G27 failed and he replaced it with a T300. Our setups were still quite compatible at that point. I then finally upgraded to a Fanatec CSW v2.5. That's when things started to change. What he found loose, I found stable, and what he found stable I found pushy.

Another team in our league has the same issue, with one driver being on a T300 and the other on a CSW v2.0. Again, they are finding the same differences as we are.

So, I won't say this is definitive, but it is something others should be aware of and keep an eye on.

Keena
06-12-2017, 20:14
Well, I am glad to hear I am not alone in that regard..... On both items.... LOL

Give me time... just got to throw some less pleasant alternatives out there and then let her make her "choice" ;)
I feel like Adrian Newey heading out to the pitwall with his clipboard as I head into my study sometimes. I wonder if SMS realise what they've done to us..