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proterra1
05-09-2018, 12:17
Not posted on here in a while, but after going to Knockhill to watch the BTCC the other weekend and then coming home and recreating the racing in game I was disappointed to notice that there are barely any fans in the game. I tried changing weather and seasons to see if the fans only appear on sunny summer days but no, that didn't help!
Is there just a lack of fans to save computing power? It was just so noticeable after having just been there of course!
Also I can't compare to other tracks as I don't know where your allowed to stand at other circuits so maybe not just Knockhill. Maybe someone else can say comment?

Anyway I took some screenshots and found some photos for a comparison:

Real life Scotsman corner
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In game Scotsman corner
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The hairpin
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A bit better here
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No wonder the car park is empty!
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Its a shame as it takes away the race day atmosphere
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Look how many of us were there on such a wet day...
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Bealdor
05-09-2018, 12:31
Have you checked this during a race session or just during practice/qualifying?

proterra1
05-09-2018, 12:36
Both I think, definitely a race session anyway when there should definitely be spectators. Might it be because I'm on PS4?

Bealdor
05-09-2018, 12:41
Platform could be a factor, yeah. But I honestly don't remember how crowded this track on PC is.
I also know that the crowd is weather dependant but I'm not sure if that affects the amount of spectators too or just their clothing.

proterra1
05-09-2018, 12:47
I also know that the crowd is weather dependant but I'm not sure if that affects the amount of spectators too or just their clothing.

Ok, I did think that at first but didn't seem to make much difference when I first tried changing a few things. I might play around with weather and seasons a bit more then. Might also do a career race and see if a race being part of a championship means more spectators. Maybe also the higher the career tier the more spectators...?

Keena
05-09-2018, 13:44
Yeah, ive noticed less spectators in formula rookie career that i recently restarted. Half the grandstand was empty the ungrateful swine..

sas5320
05-09-2018, 13:54
Platform could be a factor, yeah. But I honestly don't remember how crowded this track on PC is.
I also know that the crowd is weather dependant but I'm not sure if that affects the amount of spectators too or just their clothing.

The clothing of the crowds is weather dependent, not their placement or density

proterra1
05-09-2018, 14:05
The clothing of the crowds is weather dependent, not their placement or density

I've never noticed that! Do they put their coats on if there is a weather transition mid-race?!

I'm not going to be winning any races tonight, I'll be continuously checking the crowd for umbrellas haha!

DozUK
05-09-2018, 14:49
They mustn't have heard of you to be ar$ed buying a ticket. They come out in their droves to watch me ;)