I have been to the forum, but I have not found any complaints about the “FREE PLAY” mode and how “HOMOLOGATION” works in this mode.
I have not played very much the “FORZA CUP PILOTS” mode, because the “HOMOLOGATION” being obligatory to participate in this way, takes a lot of the fun of competing using original cars. In my opinion, there could be a “RUN WITHOUT ENHANCEMENT” option (just like in FM6), but I do not know why this has not been implemented yet?
For these reasons, I prefer to run in the “FREE PLAY” mode, because there I can race with groups of different cars (and that’s a great idea), but even in “FREE PLAY”, “HOMOLOGATION” still restricts a lot any kind of race that is created and this is limiting a lot the fun of the game.
For example, I really wanted to do SUV’s “FREE PLAY” races against hot hatches divided by manufacturing year, country, etc.
But at the moment, we can not do this without my having to “HOMOLOGATION” my car.
And that is frustrating!
You can go to Advanced settings and set up buckets where one is homologated SUVs and another is homologated hatches and the third is specific to the car you want to drive with or without upgrades, but agreed, it would be nice to have a filter option for division without homologation just like Model Family or any other filter.
In the “FREE PLAY” mode whenever I select 2 groups to run, (there is no option for 3 groups) but I want to run my car without “HOMOLOGATION”, the game does not go ahead and I can not start a race with my car without "HOMOLOGATION "
In “FREE PLAY” mode I think there should not be “HOMOLOGATION”.
That way the “FREE PLAY” mode would be “FREE PLAY” for real, would not it?
Go to Free Play, Setup, Race Setup
Under Rules set Game Type to Custom (not Multi-Class) and Max Drivatars to 23
Under Advanced Rules set Number of Driver Buckets to 3 (or the maximum of 4)
Under Group 1 set the number of Drivers to 1 and choose the settings for the car you want to drive. If you don’t want Homologation then don’t set the Division.
Under Group 2 set the desired number of Drivers (11)
Set Car Division to Modern Hot Hatch. This will set the Homologation for that group; if you want stock opponents you’ll need to narrow it down with the other filters)
Under Group 3 set the desired number of Drivers (11)
Set Car Division to Modern SUV
The division choice is highlighted in the screenshot below. Make sure you set the Minimum and Maximum number the same for each group (1 for Group 1, 11 for Groups 2 and 3, or 7 each if you have 4 Groups) and then Select your car before Go to Race.
Be more specific than “can not customize these individual groups” - what are the settings on each menu screen in Race Setup and what messages are you seeing?
Really? I’ve noticed this too, but I thought it was intentional. Since each division requires a certain configuration, I thought that it wouldn’t make much sense to be able to turn off homologation inside a division.
Anyway, the more customizable the game is, the better. We can’t even select the country or the decade of the cars unless we set division to “ANY”, so it would be nice to have more flexibility in that aspect.