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aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
12/5/23 11:48 p.m.

Schedule:  Weekly - Wednesdays 

   6pm Pacific - 7pm Mountain - 8pm Central - 9pm Eastern

Race Server Name: GRM_TEST (The password is the three letter acronym of a popular automotive magazine based in Florida, lower case)

Join the Discord channel: Unofficial GRM Forum to allow audio chat.

Car Choice:  Cars listed below.  (Car changes are allowed as long as you are not 1st or 2nd in the series points.  Cars can only be used once, where applicable) 

Race Format:  Each track will be run twice on it's race night.  Each race being 10 min.  First race positions are based on qualifying.  Second race is an inverted grid of the first race results.

Points:  Point are accumulated base on the finishing order of the average of the two races (ties going to the better finisher of the first race).  1st place scores 20 pts, 2nd 18 pts, then 17, 16, 15, 14 etc.

Drops:  One drop per driver will be allowed.  Lowest point finish for series will not be counted.  If the series has more than 8 races, 2 drops are allowed.

Handicaps: Finishing 1st on a race day will result in 2 HC steps.  Finishing 2nd is one HC step.  Finishing 4th or lower will reduce you HC by 1 step.

Restarts and Yellow Flags:  Restarts can be called for with the consensus of the racers when the beginning of the race results in a significant crash.  Yellow flags can be called for with the consensus of the races and will require the lead car to slow until the pack has gathered (in single file), then the leader will initiate the re-start.

Courtesy Waits and Penalties: When a drivers action causes another driver to be forced off the course, or loose positions, it is suggested the offending driver wait for the affected driver, and let them ahead of them.  Penalties may be given out for serious offenses.  Penalties (determined by majority of drivers) will involve a lose of 2 points. 

The Car:

   2015 Mustang (tuned)

 

GT Legends: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/simulation-central/assetto-corsa-on-pc/174453/page72/

One Lap of America: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/simulation-central/assetto-corsa-on-pc/174453/page81/#post3456972

Streetcar Challenge: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/simulation-central/assetto-corsa-on-pc/198768/page93/#post3537026

Spec 944https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/simulation-central/assetto-corsa-on-pc/198768/page106/#post3644496

GT3: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/simulation-central/assetto-corsa-on-pc/198768/page119/#post3684807

MX5: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/simulation-central/assetto-corsa-on-pc/198768/page129/

Classic Touring Cars: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/simulation-central/assetto-corsa-on-pc/198768/page152/#post3796897

Radicals:  https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/simulation-central/assetto-corsa-on-pc/198768/page160/#post3826603

 

Download the cars and required track from the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vME9C0pSEoHrops3ol6xEer_0FAp-C54?usp=drive_link

Archive of non-original cars / track we have used:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UHbJVB_Wvlp1n_-vaZBGW9_WTXlKIc0u?usp=sharing

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
12/5/23 11:50 p.m.

Setup and Getting Started Info

Discord download (for voice chat and info): https://discord.com/download

Content Manager and Shader patch - Highly recommended (CM requires a donation for full function, but WELL worth it):

 https://acstuff.ru/app/  (yes it's from Russia)

 https://acstuff.ru/patch/  (not required by greatly improved graphic / appearance)

Sol graphic mod (not required but greatly improved weather /sky / atmosphere and some other effects): https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/sol.24914/

 

Suggested add-ons:

Helicorsa (adds nice overview of cars around you):  https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/helicorsa.5199/

FFBClip (adds way to graph and easily adjust force feedback, per car): https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/ffbclip-app.7910/ 

Sidekick (a more detailed "info" bar for speed, gear, tire temps etc.): https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/sidekick.11007/

 

Getting Started with Discord:

This looks long/complex, but I assure you it goes pretty fast and its very easy to use.

1) Read the Discord thread, if you wish: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/simulation-central/grm-discord-channel/177517/page1/

2)  Download Discord from https://discord.com/

3)  Once you get it up and running, send me a message on there.  My name is prodarwin#1538.  Put it in the upper left box.    Just let me know you want a GRM invite and your forum name if I don't have any way of identifying you.

4) Make sure your mic works.  I suggest you go to user settings (bottom left of screen):

Click voice and video, adjust your volumes, and your devices if necessary.  You can select push to talk or 'voice activity'.  Discord is actually very good at deciding when you are talking, so it works pretty well and saves you the need to bind a button.

5) Once you are in the forum, if a bunch of stuff has a locked symbol, PM one of the mods.  They will need to add you to the GRM group so you have access to the sub-channels.  

6)  When you are in the discord, you'll see this bar on the left, with all the channels you can join.

The important thing to note here is, when it comes time to play AC, look for the Assetto Corsa channel, if it shows some people below it, they are currently in the channel, which probably means we are racing.  Just click to join.

If you are in a text channel and want to get someone's attention you can @ them and it will display a notification, or send a push notification to their phone.

 

Logitech Wheel setup Info:

  Logitech Profiler Settings (a good starting point at least):

In game Wheel settings (a good starting point at least):  

  (The 107% Gain is a bit of a secret best setting to reduce the center dead zone apparently)

Assetto Corsa / Shader Patch suggested settings changes (from base):

Remove windshield glare (Settings - Assetto Corsa - Video):

Set readings to 'murican units:

 

Content Links:

https://www.racedepartment.com/  primary source (use Google to search)

http://assettomods.com/   nice cars and car packs (seems to be Australian focused)  

https://mabimotors.com/forum/assetto-corsa/sites-de-mod-pour-assetto-corsa/  List of sources for cars / tracks

https://tarnhoerner.de/   car packs for various classic racer series

 https://vrc-modding-team.net/  Formula 1 cars and tracks

 

Here is a link to my Google drive with some resources that will be a lot easier to get here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1YNsvldx4s2nMVtNPHlTTUtBHrcy_TgDU?usp=sharing

Currently up there:

 - 7zip installer (use this to decompress car and tracks).  The default Windows decompress seems to work fine though.

 - Logitech Profiler (essential for setting up a Logitech Wheel)

 - Logitech GHub (needed for Logitech G29 wheel)

Note: the NVIDEA tools are not needed if you have the Content Manager. I could not get the plug in to install in the latest version of PS anyway.

 

Here is a good link for how to setup a Logitech G27 wheel (G29 should be the same):

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=276305371

G27 (and maybe G29) should work best with gain set to 107%.

 

Some Tracks that might be of interest:

Track Database (of actual tracks not AC tracks): https://www.racingcircuits.info/

Bridgehampton:  https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/bridgehampton-race-circuit.6604/

Trial Mountain (for GT fans):  https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/trial-mountain.2348/

Riverside: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/riverside-international-raceway.9492/

Bathhurst: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/bathurst.8677/

Spa (update): https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/spa-francorchamps-the-real.31068/

Deep Forrest (visuals not done): https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/deep-forest-raceway.32848/

Mid Ohio (not at RD): https://assettocorsa.club/mods/tracks/mid-ohio.html

VIR: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/virginia-international-raceway.11892/

Summit Point: https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/summit-point-raceway.29502/

NJMSP:  https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/new-jersey-motorsports-park-lightning.14212/

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
12/5/23 11:52 p.m.

I love how we start a Mustang series with fancy new stock Mustangs...

...and within ONE race, it's already modified!

Very realistic actually!

 

Also, I am not sure how I ended up with Season 12 for this one.  I only count 7 other one! (?), so I decided not to number it since it's a bit confusing.  The early seasons were not numbered so hard to tell if and where we skipped.

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
12/5/23 11:58 p.m.

Since I cannot put the results in the first post anymore, I will spread them out and and do a final post will all of them for reference purposes.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/6/23 2:21 a.m.

For recommended addons I would add this:

https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/in-game-keyboard-shortcuts-extension.16180/

Useful for teleporting to pits if your car gets stuck on, or falls through, the scenery.

Mike924
Mike924 HalfDork
12/6/23 8:00 a.m.

SO Moto and I were on last night and ran some laps at this weeks track.  Looks like I have some catching up to do. 

See you all virtually on the track. 

 

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/6/23 3:30 p.m.

1:23-1:24 is race pace. I can get to the 22s. But that is a perfect lap for me. 

DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue GRM+ Memberand Dork
12/6/23 11:04 p.m.

I was impressed with the clean racing tonight, especially given the, uh, reputation of the car we were all driving. Good clean fun. If we do end up at Brands Hatch next week, it might get a little hairy, given how narrow that track is. I'm definitely going to have to prioritize practice time between now and then. 

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
12/6/23 11:53 p.m.

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
12/7/23 2:56 a.m.

Air now that you can't go back and edit posts, you may want to double check your math before posting.  Don't want those mistakes immortalized :)

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
12/7/23 9:53 a.m.

Those are some Radical results in the first two Mustang races... cheeky

Pretty good racing last night... the 'modded' car is a huge improvement!  

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
12/7/23 11:41 a.m.

In reply to Rodan :

Ah yes,  I do need to change that to Bitchin'.  laugh

And yes, even I had a few episodes of side by side racing with a few people.

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/8/23 5:43 p.m.

Just going to leave this here. 
 

 

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
12/9/23 5:55 p.m.

Classic sports cars looks good!  yes

 

I spent most of the last two days setting up all my AC/sim stuff on the new computer I bought on a Black Friday deal.  What a PITA.  I think I'm finally ready to start driving on the new setup.

I don't think it will fix my ping issues (rural, wireless internet, etc...), but it will let me upgrade to a triple monitor setup, and should even have the chops to run VR.  I'll try the VR after everything is running smoothly and I'm sure all my old settings haven't disappeared.

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/10/23 1:35 p.m.

They are not equalized on purpose so they may not make the best series but as somthing to mess around with they could be fun. 

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/10/23 4:56 p.m.

Air

 

For future series I will try and name the server GRM (series number) (race number) (car or series name). At least I think that is how I have been doing it. 
 

And yes this is technically series 12. I have included all the non points series we did back in the beginning. That is how we got to 12. 

Mike924
Mike924 HalfDork
12/11/23 7:55 a.m.

Points/No Points, it is all for fun. 

This said from the guy that hasn't won any rounds.  LOL

gencollon
gencollon Reader
12/12/23 9:52 p.m.

In reply to dean1484 :

Oh no. I was hoping you wouldn't see that. I have a feeling I'm gonna have to upgrade my M.2 to get enough storage space for all these cars.

cmcmillin31
cmcmillin31 GRM+ Memberand Reader
12/14/23 9:31 a.m.

Those 60s sportscar legends would be great as single make series, since there's no BOP.  Now if I can request that we wait until April-May to run said series that would be great LOL.  (That's when I'll have my sim rig back at my actual domicile).  

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/15/23 1:34 a.m.
cmcmillin31 said:

Those 60s sportscar legends would be great as single make series, since there's no BOP.  Now if I can request that we wait until April-May to run said series that would be great LOL.  (That's when I'll have my sim rig back at my actual domicile).  

Will do. 

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/21/23 12:15 a.m.

We have been thinking of this for a while but figured I would toss it out here official like.  We could run cars that people actually drive/own or have in the past. It can be your street car or track car. Maybe it turns in to a series maybe a one and done. But it would be fun to at least get a sample of what you all are driving.  

gunner (Forum Supporter)
gunner (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand Dork
12/21/23 8:07 a.m.

Sorry I had to bounce out after the first race. My desk setup for racing puts me in a V shape like riding a chopper. If I hadn't lifted AND gotten a chiro adjustment yesterday morning I would have been fine, like any other time. by the end of the race my lower back was unbearable. I think Ill move my appointments to mondays, that should fix that problem.

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/23/23 7:26 p.m.

In reply to gunner (Forum Supporter) :

No problem!!!  It was good to see you!!

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
12/24/23 1:47 p.m.

A little behind on the standings.  Not that we are super serious for this series:

 

This was a bit more of a "who shows up" series, but if we do continue it, Brick is in a very good position, and of course is currently in first:

 

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
12/24/23 5:49 p.m.

Have we come to a consensus for this week?  Sticking with the Mustang?  914-6?  Track?

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