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#26 Posted : Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:46:01 AM(UTC)
Kudos to the development team for getting the update out on time!

The Games are really fun this season. The Railton sounded great and worked well. There were lots of apparent rentals but the tuned Railton was definitely worth it.

For the championships I wanted to use cars that I don't run often. All of the championship races were won on unbeatable with autoshow cars. I used the 13 GT500 to win the 20 GT500 then a Gremlin and Escort for the Toyotas. It is a good mix of races.

For the weekly challenge car I used a 12 Aventador with a winter grip tune for the races and a Senna for the zones. The Aventador wins on unbeatable but it's tougher since it is targeted to winter road racing. The Senna always makes speed zones quite easy.

Railton: Games and Race 118 344 904
13 Mustang GT500: Road and Street 164 785 386
Gremlin: Road Dirt Street 162 930 264
92 Escort: Race 169 918 693
12 Aventador: 130 237 551
Senna: 118 462 672

Edit: all stunts done with the 98 Supra rally tune, 609 842 300

Edited by user Sunday, February 14, 2021 11:42:41 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#27 Posted : Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:46:49 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: IngoingCake8592 Go to Quoted Post


Having a problem hitting the trees at The Great Ridge? Just go over them lol


Worked a treat HAHA! Took a couple of rewinds but nailed it :)

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#28 Posted : Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:28:26 PM(UTC)
Hello all,

Cars/tunes/suggestions for this weeks ~ now with online too ~ seasonal events for those that find such useful. All tunes are my own, unless otherwise noted, all shared by myself (or others). ~ tune name / share code. If you use anything offered here, and you like it/it was useful to you, please don't forget to leave a like.

Online:
**Trial: "Excess Baggage" | Cross Country | (A800) Heavy Hitters
**Car used: *see below
**Tune: *see below

Not recommending anything here, because those I used proved rather lackluster overall, I suggest people choose from the many other choices listed in this thread. Tried both the Bentley Turbo R and the '31 8-Liter but found them both disappointing for the event, I do realise these are rather impractical choices for the Trial, yet the two are quite capable in cross-country, just not this Trail it seems (which is interesting because I have used the 8-Liter in a previous Heavy Hitters cross country Trial where it did quite well - although in Winter. The tunes are shared if you wish to go try them out, find them in the hub, but again rather lackluster this week I feel.

**Seasonal Playground Games | Rail Yard | (B700) Vintage Racers
**Car used: 1926 Bugatti Type 35 C (Autoshow 10,000,000 Cr)
**Tune: B700 Games / 120 307 841

Very much opposite to the Trial, this car/tune was great for the games, very nice handling, great grip, and plenty fast enough to catch your opponents, certainly very easy to catch the rental. This week for me, no one quit the games at all, not sure if just luck of the match making or some sort of notice has been made to general players that quitting is not needed to 'win'. Tune is AWD with rally tires, the Bugatti has no aero items t all, so no aero too.


Originally Posted by: WangKeRui Go to Quoted Post
PR Stunts:
- Croft Speed Zone, 1978 Hoonigan Ford Escort RS1800 - 'S900 Rally Trial' (680 307 281),
- Coombe Speed Trap, 2019 Rimac Concept Two - 'PR Stunt Rally' (120 633 544),
- Great Ridge Danger Sign, 2019 Rimac Concept Two - 'PR Stunt Rally' (120 633 544).


Originally Posted by: IngoingCake8592 Go to Quoted Post
Having a problem hitting the trees at The Great Ridge? Just go over them lol

Yeap, yeap.. only the Rimac which I insist on using really dislikes this jump, and barely stays on the ground long enough to get the speed to clear the trees.

Originally Posted by: WangKeRui Go to Quoted Post
Solo championships - Raced against ~ this week on Unbeatable, Steering: Simulation, ABS: on, Traction/Stability: Off, Gearbox: Auto.

**Championship: "Cult Collection" | Dirt Racing (D500) Cult Collection
**Car used: 1962 Peel P50 (Barnfind)
**Tune: D100 Easy Pass / 177 610 598

The easy one. So it is a piece of cake, but the going is slow, and not exciting at all ... Tune is AWD, has Forza aero, no rear bumper, offroad tires (the only option) with the original (no swap) engine.

**Championship: "Forest for the Trees" | Dirt Racing | (C600) Retro Rally
**Car used: 1980 Renault 5 Turbo (Autoshow 120,000 Cr)
**Tune: C600 Dirt / 725 541 670

This one was painful for me, did quite a few runs at the first circuit race before I could win it - this was unbeatable, lower difficulties will prove far less troublesome ... The other trail races were easier, although close races. Tune runs street tires, AWD with Forza rear wing.

**Championship: "Flex Your Muscles" | Road Racing (S1 900) Modern Muscle
**Car used: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (Autoshow 60,000 Cr)
**Tune: S900 Road AWD / 777 792 277

From difficult to not really difficult, slightly competitive, but simple enough wins ... Tune is AWD, H.E. race tires, Forza rear wing, hood/bonnet with vents.


Have fun.

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#29 Posted : Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:51:27 AM(UTC)
So Squryl,

Normally I don't pay too much attention to the Rivals thing. I do the monthly and leave it at that. But every now and then one pops up, like when you best my time in the event. So sometimes I give it a try but don't stress too much about it. I am a decent driver but not on the same tier with a bunch of you.

So it popped up that you had beat my time on the monthly Rivals challenge. Ok, so I'll take a shot at it. I went to the Rivals tab, clicked it and ....it keeps me in my current vehicle. So my upgraded Ferrari ended up besting your time in a stock Toyota by about 15 seconds...lol. I'm not sure if it logs it or not but it seemed to take it. I did it again later and it showed up with the Toyota. So just in case you get a notification that I beat your time...by 15 seconds...don't stress too much about trying to beat it. lol
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#30 Posted : Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:35:59 AM(UTC)


Had some fun re-doing the D500 cult-car race yesterday. Tuned up a Citroen 2CV (James Bond pack) and made me a rallymonster,
or a Monstre de Rallye! Easiest win ever, will be my D500 rallye go-to from now.

Notice that my tunes are really tuned and not just added parts like most other "tuners" do. Tryed to keep the
2CV-feeling here, still a lot of bodyroll but kind of controllable

Monstre de Rallye tune: 974 824 997

A wery good matching design: Gt: Phuzzumms "66 old barn find" : 118 640 829 completes the 2CV. Nice paintjob!

The James Bond citroen 2CV has a weight of 785kg in H4. That`s after the bumpers is removed to save weight.
The real life weight of this car was 495kg, that`s complete with bumpers on. And adding a 3liter V8 adds 3kg(!!) to that.
Oh come on Playground, tryed google?

This is even worse than the 1966 Lotus Cortina with it`s 934kg in H4 vs ca.780kg IRL

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#31 Posted : Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:07:23 AM(UTC)
Pretty easy season except for the danger sign pr stunt. Really, and its not the only one that suffer from this problem. How devs can expect us to beat the target score if we have objects in the middle and we fail half of the times because of crashes and flip downs? either you go too slow and you cant beat it, or you go to fast and you crash against the trees. Even if you did an amazing take off the danger sign, keeping in mind how difficult this danger sign is.

For those who, as always, say things like "did it on firs try, no rewinds". Erm, really? what are you guys doing still playing this game? you are a god. You dont belong here lol. This is one of the funniest things about these posts. lol.



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#32 Posted : Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:07:13 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: George RGJ Go to Quoted Post
Pretty easy season except for the danger sign pr stunt. Really, and its not the only one that suffer from this problem. How devs can expect us to beat the target score if we have objects in the middle and we fail half of the times because of crashes and flip downs? either you go too slow and you cant beat it, or you go to fast and you crash against the trees. Even if you did an amazing take off the danger sign, keeping in mind how difficult this danger sign is.

For those who, as always, say things like "did it on firs try, no rewinds". Erm, really? what are you guys doing still playing this game? you are a god. You dont belong here lol. This is one of the funniest things about these posts. lol.


George, I feel your pain. One thing that has helped me for pr stunts that have traffic or parked cars blocking is attending a forzathon live event. The cars all dissappear. There is a live event that starts by the drift story that has a round at this jump. For me the jump is easiest when splitting the two groups of parked cars though I frequently miss it. I don't know what you are using or how it's tuned but having a good setup on a capable car helps a lot.

This season the first time I attempted the speed trap there were 5 to 10 cars in the way. I went back to my starting point and requested a new session. When it loaded all the traffic disappeared and I temporarily had a clear line to it. It is tough if you are in solo mode. Those memories are not easy to forget.

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#33 Posted : Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:34:57 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: George RGJ Go to Quoted Post
Pretty easy season except for the danger sign pr stunt. Really, and its not the only one that suffer from this problem. How devs can expect us to beat the target score if we have objects in the middle and we fail half of the times because of crashes and flip downs? either you go too slow and you cant beat it, or you go to fast and you crash against the trees. Even if you did an amazing take off the danger sign, keeping in mind how difficult this danger sign is.

For those who, as always, say things like "did it on firs try, no rewinds". Erm, really? what are you guys doing still playing this game? you are a god. You dont belong here lol. This is one of the funniest things about these posts. lol.





The Danger Sign took me 4 attempts with no rewinds... but I use XBox One S which is the laggiest XBox One, so controls don't respond instantly.

Edited by user Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:36:53 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#34 Posted : Sunday, February 14, 2021 2:47:32 PM(UTC)
Did both monthly things yesterday and encountered 2 of the game's worst issues, 1 in each.

My monthly rival was someone in the same club as me and they were using the speed glitch, first time I've seen it first-hand and it was hilarious to watch the Supra be so clueless in the corners then proceed to rocket away from me.

Did RTA for my monthly adventure and there was only 7 of us from the beginning, a League 4 was in the opposing team and it came down to Edinburgh New Town, I got in front after the first proper corner and predictably they quit, game showed me as gone up to League 7 at the end but I'm guessing that won't stick.

I'll give the Trial a go tomorrow but if there's any connection problems like seems to be more frequent lately I'm not going to bother, CC trials are erratic enough normally without a load of faffing about getting in initially + remaining in them.
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#35 Posted : Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:53:05 PM(UTC)
The technique I used to use for this Danger Sign was to forget the normal run up entirely. I started in a straight line up to the jump but you have to clear out a section of the wall first. So it avoids the cars, it avoids the squirrelly bit but you need something with a bit of give so it doesn't get totally bounced around. The RS200 is good but the Tipo also works well and a number of others.

There is an angle from the crossroad that you can take through the trees without hitting the lumpy bumps that throw you off line. Then it is nearly straight up to the jump. But to do the right side "cheat" you need something with a lot of speed but isn't too skittish. The Ferrari 599 does it well, the 812 and the MC12. I don't remember if I did it with a 918 or not.
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#36 Posted : Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:46:09 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: George RGJ Go to Quoted Post
For those who, as always, say things like "did it on firs try, no rewinds". Erm, really? what are you guys doing still playing this game? you are a god. You dont belong here lol. This is one of the funniest things about these posts. lol.

Surely it's normal for people to enjoy doing things they're good at? Do you think that top athletes, for example, should give up their sport as soon as it becomes clear they're good at it? I just don't see the logic in someone being good at the game implying that they shouldn't be playing it.

I spent about 10 mins on the danger sign, having seen a video someone recently posted on here showing how to get more distance by going a little to the right so you launch much earlier. It took me several attempts, with lots of rewinds, but I improved my PB by a large amount, think I was just short of 2000 feet with the 599 XX Evo.
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#37 Posted : Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:29:00 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: IngoingCake8592 Go to Quoted Post


[b]Cult
- So this looks like one I might run a few times. The choices are lovely, got Beetles, Morris Minors, and the Honda S800 is part of that list now. Normally Cult Cars bring forth either my Datsun or the Gremlin but this time I chose the Karmann Ghia. Had a tough time getting my PI to balance right, ran it on stock tires. Not too impressed but it did the job well enough. Took first by around 50% of the way through and kept it.
1967 VW Karmann Ghia



I thought that I would "take on the challenge" to run all 22 of my Cult cars in the Championship. Tuned them all to as close to D500 as possible. Managed to win with all but the Peels and Reliant (3 wheelers with no control at speed). Thanks for the inspiration.
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#38 Posted : Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:48:21 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: AdaptiveClamp29 Go to Quoted Post

I thought that I would "take on the challenge" to run all 22 of my Cult cars in the Championship. Tuned them all to as close to D500 as possible. Managed to win with all but the Peels and Reliant (3 wheelers with no control at speed). Thanks for the inspiration.


You are welcome. Well done. Did you keep track of times or at least better/best? It'd be interesting to see. I did a few but now I'm tempted to go back in with the others. The Reliant I have written off. Made a drag version and tool around at times but I can't race that thing at all.


Bree, you are welcome. lol

I originally discovered it trying to improve my hang time stat. I was hitting the hill from the side and launching up. Then found I could angle it right and go through the flags and that was it. Got my hang time up to 9.5 seconds before the Super 7 came out...and one of the events apparently triggered the game to save it as a record and so that threw the whole thing off. So now my hang time is a cheat at over 23 seconds. :(
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#39 Posted : Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:43:22 AM(UTC)
The Peel P50 can be tuned to D100 with amazing launch and acceleration. The drivatars have to keep their cars to a similar PI and so can easily be beaten even on unbeatable.
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#40 Posted : Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:03:11 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: msb247 Go to Quoted Post
The Peel P50 can be tuned to D100 with amazing launch and acceleration. The drivatars have to keep their cars to a similar PI and so can easily be beaten even on unbeatable.


I had noted that WangKeRui had used a D100 Peel, but also the comment, which helped me decide to consistently tune to the top figure for all of my races. I may just use the lower D to see if I can get a full house of Cult Championships though. Thanks for that.
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#41 Posted : Wednesday, February 17, 2021 8:14:12 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: IngoingCake8592 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: AdaptiveClamp29 Go to Quoted Post

I thought that I would "take on the challenge" to run all 22 of my Cult cars in the Championship. Tuned them all to as close to D500 as possible. Managed to win with all but the Peels and Reliant (3 wheelers with no control at speed). Thanks for the inspiration.


You are welcome. Well done. Did you keep track of times or at least better/best? It'd be interesting to see. I did a few but now I'm tempted to go back in with the others. The Reliant I have written off. Made a drag version and tool around at times but I can't race that thing at all



I did not keep times, or positions (as not all cars won all of their races).
I have, however, re-run the Abarth on Expert setting with ABS, TC and SC all off.
The results are:
Holyrood Park - 3:16.369
Moorhead Rally - 3:52.302
Derwent - 3:42.231
1st place in all 3 races.

Not sure how competitive my times are (player since July 2020), using a controller on the PC version. I now have a challenge to find the stats in the rivals section, which I normally only go to for the monthly Playlist.

Stay safe all
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#42 Posted : Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:42:41 AM(UTC)
I used the Abarth 595. My car's 0-100 mph registered as "FAILED!", lol.

The Gremlins can't handle the corners though so all you have to do is keep it on the road.
May the forced induction be with you.

Alice >>>>>>>>>> Keira
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#43 Posted : Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:35:33 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: WhiteBurrito42 Go to Quoted Post
Kudos to the development team for getting the update out on time!


Too bad they dont have the same hurry making fixes and responding to tickets... jeezus, never ever played a game so unstable in my life.

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#44 Posted : Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:47:05 PM(UTC)
Took my Citroen 2CV for a ride and did the Holyrood Park at 3.12. Come on Peels..

Edited by user Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:29:54 AM(UTC)  | Reason: added "2CV"

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#45 Posted : Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:45:16 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: AdaptiveClamp29 Go to Quoted Post
I had noted that WangKeRui had used a D100 Peel, but also the comment, which helped me decide to consistently tune to the top figure for all of my races. I may just use the lower D to see if I can get a full house of Cult Championships though. Thanks for that.


D100 Peel P50 was doing race times of 4 minutes and some seconds for each race - as a win, opponents were even slower between 2-5 seconds from memory. Keep in mind, top speed for the D100 P50, well mine anyway, is around 112-116 Km/h (70-72ish mp/h).

Originally Posted by: AdaptiveClamp29 Go to Quoted Post
Managed to win with all but the Peels and Reliant (3 wheelers with no control at speed). Thanks for the inspiration.


Messed around and 'tuned' a D500 P50 (by tune I mean in this case just add upgrades to reach level, and take it out to see how it drives..), in the upgrade screen it was saying D500 anyway, although in the wild it showed D499 - I am sure you could tweak to manage a D500 (hopefully), unfortunately discovered some issues - first you must take the engine swap (only one option - motorbike) to get anywhere near D500, D100 P50 already has max on original engine, you can not change the tires with the engine swap, so it is either engine and high D class, or tires and max D100, aero options are also iffy more so if you add AWD. Not to really matter a D500 P50 is near on uncontrollable - it is manageable, but barely and certainly would make winning anything a challenge!

The Relient should be controllable - I have a B class tune for it which I raced in a previous challenge, you need to adjust to how it cornered but otherwise not a huge problem, so D class seems like a non-issue, no?

Edited by user Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:46:08 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#46 Posted : Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:27:56 AM(UTC)
"The Relient should be controllable - I have a B class tune for it which I raced in a previous challenge, you need to adjust to how it cornered but otherwise not a huge problem, so D class seems like a non-issue, no?"

Yes, you are correct. I redid (with a new tune as I had not saved the original), and won. My driving style in the fails was mostly to blame.

Edited by user Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:29:09 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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