1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

**Announcing the Overclockers UK Racing Championship**

Discussion in 'Latest News, Deals & Special Offers' started by NikTheSHNIK, 4 Oct 2016.

  1. Sircles

    SteelSeries REP

    Joined: 25 Mar 2014

    Posts: 186

    We have only had 2 1:37 laps so far from what I can see.

    born2bslow: 1:37:712
    EC : 1:37:939

    So it is very close!
     
  2. Born2BSlow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,219

    I'm practicing for another shot, not very consistent mind you. I'm kissing a lot of virtual Armco. :)

    This is why I couldn't do this for real, I would be bankrupt.
     
  3. networkmonkey

    Associate

    Joined: 20 Oct 2016

    Posts: 0

    So I'm trying to get some practice in, I have my slot booked, but just want to have a heads up if I'm going to be competitive or not.

    Is tuning the car allowed? Or is a preset tune in place, to keep things fair?

    Still only the two 1:37 times?
     
  4. Born2BSlow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,219

    So what times are you doing? ;)
     
  5. Aero Rich

    Associate

    Joined: 15 Oct 2016

    Posts: 57

    There's no tuning allowed, default settings.

    I play on PS4 and it felt a little bit more controllable on the PC and not as twitchy and was easier to get up to speed but I didn't really get used to the VR aspect of it.

    I would've thought a low 36/late 35 would get you a spot in the track day.
    I had a 36.7 and was in the top 3 as of Wednesday.
    But go anyway as it is the 'dogs danglies', a brilliant experience and I found it handled as a car should - slightly inferior graphically speaking but much more intuitive than my PS4/TV screen.

    Good luck, you'll have a blast. :D
     
    Last edited: 22 Oct 2016
  6. Born2BSlow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,219

    I'd have to agree, if you really nail it a low 1:36, possibly high 1:35 to score a top5 spot. That or stop overclockers advertising so nobody else has a go and a 1:37 has a shot :)
     
  7. networkmonkey

    Associate

    Joined: 20 Oct 2016

    Posts: 0

    Good to know. I can just about get a 1:36, but that's with a setup.

    I'll reset to stock and see how much time I lose, and practice.

    I'm booked in mid next month, it's a bit of a trek for me, but looking forward to trying out VR racing!
     
  8. Born2BSlow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,219

    Any updates/news?

    I'm probably going to book in again soon...it's only an hour each way :)
     
  9. Sircles

    SteelSeries REP

    Joined: 25 Mar 2014

    Posts: 186

    Hi guys! I have just had a look at the times:

    Aero Rich 1:36:772
    Born2BSlow 1:37:712
    EC 1:37:939
    BS 1:39:542
    SM 1:41:074

    There is a bit of a gulf between the top 3 and the rest!
     
    Last edited: 29 Oct 2016
  10. Born2BSlow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,219

    Thanks Sircles, there are bound to be loads of peeps practicing like mad to have a crack toward the end of November me included lol. It's a deceptively difficult combo to get right. The chicane can catch you out easily. I can do better than my 1:37 but I don't know about topping the table and with VR it's a different experience...will keep practicing for now.
     
  11. Aero Rich

    Associate

    Joined: 15 Oct 2016

    Posts: 57

    Yes, my initials are RJ.

    There's still 2 months to go so I don't expect to remain the quickest but thanks for posting up some of the times for us. :)
     
    Last edited: 30 Oct 2016
  12. Sircles

    SteelSeries REP

    Joined: 25 Mar 2014

    Posts: 186

    No problem! Feel free to pop down again, and see if you can extend your lead ;)
     
  13. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 36,807

    Location: Staffordshire

    Epic, 3rd at the moment.
     
  14. Born2BSlow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,219

    Hi there, I've been telling friends about the Vive experience in Project Cars, and someone asked about the spec of the PC running it. Hadn't thought to ask myself, but what has the biggest impact on the graphics performance? Is it GPU or does a powerful CPU help? What are you running this comp on?
     
    Last edited: 1 Nov 2016
  15. Born2BSlow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,219

    Hello, what spec PC is the Vive running on please...

    Anybody, Bueller, McFly...anybody...
     
  16. Aero Rich

    Associate

    Joined: 15 Oct 2016

    Posts: 57


    I asked the same thing when I was there and he gave me a close example of the pc they were running.

    A Titan Virtual force VR gaming pc -intel i5 6600k @ 4.5ghz, nvidia geforce gtx 1070 8gb graphics card.

    Google that or go on the OcUK shop site and you can get all the extra info there.
     
  17. Born2BSlow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,219

    Thanks Rich :)
     
  18. Aero Rich

    Associate

    Joined: 15 Oct 2016

    Posts: 57

    I've just had a look at the OP and I see that the date for Bedford is Dec 3rd.

    Is that correct and if so, will it be a full day or half day?

    I had it in my head that the first qualifier didn't end till after the New year. :eek:
     
  19. Born2BSlow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,219

    No that's right, I'm sort of hoping I get knocked out of the top5 tbh, it's my daughters birthday on 4th so I'm going to be busy that weekend :( don't really want to skip her birthday even for a most excellent opportunity to thrash cars round a track.
     
  20. Akira

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,309

    Ooh not bad. I had a go today and got a 1:40.1 which I'm quite chuffed with considering I hadn't used a vive before today. I'm definitely having another crack at it after some more practice. :)