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Joey Fazza
12-06-2018, 06:37
Hi all

Iíve returned to Project Cars after playing and hating the first one (I got banned off the forum for it), and I must say the improvement in number 2, as a game pad user, is amazing, it really is. Iíd say am moderately good at racing games (usually have AI at 90 on F12017) but am really struggling on career mode on PCars 2, I have the AI at 70 and am 2 seconds off, all be it on Algarve where Iíve never raced. I do believe though my set up is to blame, so was after a few answers:

Is the engineer thing any good?
Is there a way of getting set ups from other gamers for that track and car? (Algarve in a Lamborghini Super Trefeo)
What differences would you have between a race set up and quili set, besides fuel?
Is there somewhere online apart from YouTube thatís good for set ups?

Thanks

Cholton82
12-06-2018, 06:46
I go for a slightly more aggressive setup in qually , one thatís more on the edge . Close brake ducts considerably and radiator , one or two laps to bring the temps up gently and then full attack for a lap then back it off a lap and then go again . Blinkngone helps with setups in the Garage section , Algarve is a tricky one for me also , Iím sure you will find those 2 seconds once you are completely familiar with it .

Ps . Try not to get banned this time , Yes there are frustrations but this is a great community with some great advice .

Gav88888
12-06-2018, 06:50
Is the engineer thing any good? He is ok if you know what to tell him, go on youtube and watch car setup videos about suspension etc, plenty about.
Is there a way of getting set ups from other gamers for that track and car? (Algarve in a Lamborghini Super Trefeo) Go on TT mode and race against one of the quickest guys, then go on Shared and use his setup in the game. His setup may not suit you so try a few or tweak your own.
What differences would you have between a race set up and quili set, besides fuel? Depends on track conditions but for me very little if any
Is there somewhere online apart from YouTube that’s good for set ups? See above :)

For me, default (Stable) is very good on more cars/tracks, you will find you can get most of the way towards quick laptimes using default. Its mainly about learning the track very well, braking points, turning points etc.

I have spent hours tweaking the car and I am maybe a second quicker over default, I have also done races on tracks I thought I was good at where everyone was locked to default and some guys were seconds a lap quicker than me. For example last night I did the AOR GT3 eval race at Imola, I was getting 1:47 with a slightly tweaked setup and that was the most I could do, the guys at the front were doing 1:42!! Afterwards I used there setup on TT mode to see what it was like and I hated it and couldn't use it at all.

Setup is good, but only for those last few seconds, practice practice practice practice practice and practice some more and it will come.

Besides that, I personally find a wheel much easier but I race using a pad on XB, and its difficult for me right as I havent used it much but some of the quickest people use pads.

Joey Fazza
12-06-2018, 07:04
Thanks for the replies really appreciate it, yeah I think that not knowing the track is the major issue as I feel I could definitely bump that difficulty up a few notches in time, had to remember to lower the fuel load beforehand, can’t tell you how many times that caught me out on the first game

PS I got kicked off for causing a ruckus with the developer of the game for asking where was the advertised pit crews in the first game, I’ve found the general community really good

PostBox981
12-06-2018, 07:19
How about this as a starting point? Thereīs plenty more on Yorkieīs channel.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Edy2oLDK5E

Joey Fazza
12-06-2018, 07:22
Yeah he’s good Yorkie, he’s really detailed so think while am still dipping my toe am gonna go for the more simplistic route, it’s nerdy and exciting the fact am having to change my driving style to suit the game again

Bealdor
12-06-2018, 07:26
Thanks for the replies really appreciate it, yeah I think that not knowing the track is the major issue as I feel I could definitely bump that difficulty up a few notches in time

Check out those videos from Yorkie too:

Episode 5: Learning New Tracks (https://www.projectcarsgame.com/episode-5-learning-new-tracks.html?lang=en)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD278mKEyos&feature=youtu.be

Episode 10 - Baseline Setups (https://www.projectcarsgame.com/the-insiders-guide-episode-10.html?lang=en)


http://youtu.be/Qd1z0DEGQK4

Joey Fazza
12-06-2018, 07:50
Also another thing, is there a difference in the teams you sign for in single spec series? Or is it purely cosmetic?

Bealdor
12-06-2018, 07:54
It's a purely cosmetic choice.

Joey Fazza
12-06-2018, 08:04
Thanks again guys, I’ll give all suggestions a whirl and hopefully start knocking a few seconds off

Konan
12-06-2018, 08:06
Thanks again guys, I’ll give all suggestions a whirl and hopefully start knocking a few seconds off

This guy sometimes does requests:

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?62938-Sloppy-s-Fast-Stable-and-Fun-Career-Tunes-(G29)

This one as well:

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?62627-Setup-Requests-for-Consoles(pictures)-Post-Patch-5-0

Joey Fazza
12-06-2018, 09:31
Brilliant thank you!

milliotseb
13-06-2018, 05:51
You could have fun with pcars 2 (in most of the series) by only tuning tire compound, tires pressures, gear ratios, steering wheel ratio, radiator and brakes ducts

I usually only modify these settings in my setups

sloppysmusic
13-06-2018, 23:53
If you don't mind a lot of 'hand-holding' I pretty well give help with every race in the lower 3 tiers here:
http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?62938-Sloppy-s-Fast-Stable-and-Fun-Career-Tunes

Tunes and AI recommendations for all the cars and tracks. Almost done with Tier 4, Proto C to go...then it's Tier 3....

Joey Fazza
14-06-2018, 11:42
Fantastic thank you, am a noob with sim racing and having a clue about tuning so this just perfect

Konan
14-06-2018, 15:52
So you guys already talked to eachother but forgot?

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?62938-Sloppy-s-Fast-Stable-and-Fun-Career-Tunes-(G29)&p=1518669&viewfull=1#post1518669

:p

Joey Fazza
14-06-2018, 16:22
I didn’t even realise ��

sloppysmusic
15-06-2018, 14:33
So you guys already talked to eachother but forgot?

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?62938-Sloppy-s-Fast-Stable-and-Fun-Career-Tunes-(G29)&p=1518669&viewfull=1#post1518669

:p

LOL I never look at user names unless someone is making a friend request! I'd have noticed a THIRD thread or comment though..probably!

Zaskarspants
15-06-2018, 14:48
I did not go near set ups as i was learning and just used default stable at first then default loose.

I still use default loose but now make small adjustments to tyre pressure as needed and down force, brake balance, gearing and weight balance.

I also reduce brake pressure and wish I had actually made that change early on. You can really screw up your car if you change suspension settings rashly.

sloppysmusic
16-06-2018, 23:32
Hey Joey I'm working on the Lambo now, did you still need help or did you find a good tune? Got it fairly stable just need to bring the times down, while not losing ease of use. Lazy 1.49's at the moment!

leeroy98
17-06-2018, 01:07
This game is so detailed its not a jump on in pick a car and track combo and off you go game like other unnamed titles the main thing is tyre pressures and and tyre temperature. What are your tyre temps hitting after 2-3 laps in a races?? Take a look at http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=243217 Once you hit that sweet spot it's just looking forward because there all behind you

Edit: those are hot tyre temperatures that you should aim for not cold starting temperatures