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In Topic: Spa67

11 June 2017 - 10:47 AM

View PostMichiel Pompert, on 10 June 2017 - 01:21 PM, said:

Special thanks to Greg for the fix for the GPU clock, without which would have given me additional fps woes in 36fps mode. ClockBlocker works a charm :)

You're welcome Michiel. I upgraded my Radeon a year or so ago. It ran 60fps fine but 36fps was almost a slide show. ClockBlocker was the only way I could find to keep the gpu in 3d mode when running GPL at 36fps. When you mentioned you had a Radeon gpu and a good cpu, I figured you were having the same problem I had initially.

Now if I could just remember to turn off clockblocker after racing. I forget sometimes so my gpu idles at 55C when it should be 20C cooler. I need to look into making it start automatically when I start a gpl* exe.

One more thing, the internet meters are still running in the background when you use the No Letterbox patch. They're using resources. I forget to hit Alt + M before this race started. I got a few stutters early in the race but once I remember to turn off the meters I didn't see another stutter.

View PostBurtAugust, on 10 June 2017 - 06:51 PM, said:

Having someone nipping at my heel forced me to really concentrate.

:) When Yannick and Gerd fell back some, I had a little trouble concentrating once the intensity declined. That may have contributed to my accident but I think that was just a simple mistake of missing my braking point slightly.

I hope things improve for you soon Roy. We'll miss you if you're not here. I still miss Paolo and it would be interesting to see Ivan and Mark Barresi to show us how it's supposed to be done.

Take care guys.

In Topic: Spa67

10 June 2017 - 12:00 PM

Congrats Rob and Gerd!

I hope you change your mind Roy. You're definitely vying for the worst luck this season.

That was tough. The heat was on me most of the race. I worked hard to keep Yannick busy. I had Gerd behind me for 3 or 4 laps. Michiel was closing on me late in the race. I had 1 or 2 laps I could relax a little bit.

I'd guess I did at least 30 laps on the server. I didn't have a single engine failure. My engine failed in qualifying early on lap 3 of a 4 lap stint. I knew it was going to be difficult or impossible to break 3:20 in the last 5 minutes. I got close and just fast enough to take Yannick's position. :)

I'm glad I survived lap 1. I tried my best. Tristan was struggling early. I came closer than I liked twice within the first few turns. I'm glad Yannick was paying good attention. I was a little worried I might get sandwiched between them.

Yannick's a fast starter. He was fast through the kink too. He passed me twice before Holowell/Stavelot. Once my tires got to temperature I closed on him. But then I couldn't get any front grip exiting Burnenville trying to follow him, so I lost a lot of time and overheated my tires. I was able to close again later. Yannick liked running a little wide at La Source. I followed him wide both times. The second time he did it, I was able to pass. I don't know what happened behind me, but suddenly I had a 5 second lead on Gerd and 10 seconds on Yannick. After a lap or two in P2, I knew Gerd could still catch me but I had enough of a lead to keep Yannick from catching me. Until, I was late braking for Les Combes. I had to gear down to 1st to try to stay off the guard rail. It didn't work. :( For a moment I thought I was stuck in the rail. I barely managed to get out of Gerd's way. I was lucky to get going before Yannick passed me. The heat was on again. Yannick's wreck at Blanchimont lessened the pressure for a moment until I realized Michiel might be able to catch me. I knew it was going to be close but Michiel made a mistake late in the race that made the last lap much easier.

It would have been a great run had I not made that one mistake. I had a chance at P2. I would have got good coins and my consistency would have been very good. I'm glad I got lucky and managed to hold on to P3. I love this track. It has to be one of my better tracks.

Thanks guys. See you next time.

In Topic: S20 Zandvoort

01 June 2017 - 03:43 PM

Sorry for the late reply.

Congrats Rob, Gerd, and Yannick! Nice job guys. My commiserations for Roy. That was horrible. :(

My apologies again to Micheal. The first mistake I made that sent me off the track didn't bother me a great deal. I've done it numerous times testing the limits. The second mistake was a little disappointing and very embarrassing. I was trying to line the car up on the side of the track but the slide sent me onto the track. I was relieved that we both survived. I guess we both got lucky it was mostly body contact with little suspension contact. After doing such a lousy thing, I waited until you were underway to take off myself. I could have taken off sooner but that would have been dirty.

I was having fun until my stupid mistake. I kept the pressure on Micheal while at the same time Tristan was all over me. I may have been able to pass Micheal sooner but I waited until my tires were heated well and I was confident I had a good chance of doing it. It's a bit ironic that as well and as I close as I had driven behind Micheal that he would be the one that suffered later because of me. I'd have left Micheal a little more room early in the race but with Tristan right behind us I had to make sure I didn't slow too much thus surprising Tristan.

There wasn't much I could do after my accident. My car was slower but fast enough to hold my position. The accident had me rattled for a few laps. Or at least I thought it was a few laps. Actually it was only a lap or so. I didn't know at the time my car was damaged.

I thought Iestyn was going to take my position late in the race. I thought, "Oh no! here's comes another one of those Brabhams". Just like Tristan, I had no intention on making it easy for him to pass. I got lucky and he fell back later.

Thanks guys. See you next time.

In Topic: New Member

14 May 2017 - 01:29 PM

View PostPepe Higdon, on 14 May 2017 - 09:54 AM, said:

For a year now I've been asking for some 10 year-old girl racers from Mali, but until they begin to arrive

Be careful what you wish for. You might like the Mali girls since most probably don't have a computer, but beware of the 10 year old Japanese and Chinese girls. They might whip us all. :)

Good luck Tom.

In Topic: Hiatus

14 May 2017 - 01:19 PM

Sorry for the late reply. I hope you get better soon, Doni. Rest those eyes all you can.

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