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angelfj1
09-20-2011, 09:02 AM
Holy Cow!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faW6vPTFQeI&feature=youtu.be

Mickey Richaud
09-20-2011, 09:10 AM
NOT ME!

JPSmit
09-20-2011, 09:42 AM
gotta love video games

aeronca65t
09-20-2011, 10:13 AM
Nah!

~This~ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KiC03_wVjc) is how I want to go around the "ring. :laugh:

vagt6
09-20-2011, 10:39 AM
Driving a tricked out GT6 around the 'ring is on my bucket list.

In an F1 car, I'd probably just die of terror! :lol:

equiprx
09-20-2011, 11:26 AM
Excuse my ignorance but was that a real lap? Why would they do it on treaded tires? Who was the pilot? Where was the traffic?

aerog
09-20-2011, 11:34 AM
Excuse my ignorance but was that a real lap? Why would they do it on treaded tires? Who was the pilot? Where was the traffic?

No, it was a video clip from "Gran Turismo 5" (ie: "GT5") on a playstation

equiprx
09-20-2011, 01:00 PM
Excuse my ignorance but was that a real lap? Why would they do it on treaded tires? Who was the pilot? Where was the traffic?

No, it was a video clip from "Gran Turismo 5" (ie: "GT5") on a playstation

Well it seems pointless to me and only a measure of the computer skills of whoever assembled the lap. Realism is not the same as reality.

aerog
09-20-2011, 01:20 PM
Excuse my ignorance but was that a real lap? Why would they do it on treaded tires? Who was the pilot? Where was the traffic?

No, it was a video clip from "Gran Turismo 5" (ie: "GT5") on a playstation

Well it seems pointless to me and only a measure of the computer skills of whoever assembled the lap. Realism is not the same as reality.

Well...to be fair it wasn't presented as being real, just a lap from the video game.

DrEntropy
09-20-2011, 02:48 PM
Nah!

~This~ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KiC03_wVjc) is how I want to go around the "ring. :laugh:

:iagree:

Sabine can drive my van ANY day!

aerog
09-20-2011, 03:39 PM
I have a feeling she's going to be on the show more often. Just a hunch.

Banjo
09-20-2011, 07:48 PM
Come a long way from the racing games I had as a kid.
Here it is in all it's glory, Night Driver! (What a slick way to not have to even generate the graphics for a car)

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TRDejaVu
09-20-2011, 09:04 PM
Come a long way from the racing games I had as a kid.
Here it is in all it's glory, Night Driver! (What a slick way to not have to even generate the graphics for a car)

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aerog
09-21-2011, 07:21 AM
How about Pole Position? Big step up in the early 80s. Sort of. There was one in a Sheraton we used to stay at near Disneyland. Pretty sure it took $.50/game and we played it far too much :smile:


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aerog
09-21-2011, 10:41 AM
Then the latest - iRacing. Steve's right, realism isn't real but the iRacing guys have really worked hard to make it more of a simulation than a game. I've driven F1 "games" that I easily adapted to; the F1 car in iRacing is hard. Very hard. The Miata racing is fun, challenging, and can be difficult at times too.

iRacing has remodeled the tire simulation to be more (hopefully) realistic. They concentrate on using lidar/laser-scanning to reproduce extremely accurate maps of the tracks and pavement surfaces. Professional drivers claim to be able to feel the bumps they're used to...and it keeps getting better.

My favorite had been Indy cars until they did a big update to the system this summer. Along with the new tire simulation they also introduced their first open-cockpit prototype car, and the Ford GT. Competition with those two cars are combined with Corvettes to make a 3-car prototype/GT combo. It's interesting.

Yup, I know it's not real. But it's fun. Here are highlights from last night's race (first race at Road Atlanta in this series). Big leap from Night Driver :smile:


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aerog
09-21-2011, 10:59 AM
...oh - and as for the Nurburgring, this one is real: :smile:


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