diamondd wrote:the only problem with netKar pro is that the replay capabilities seem kinda limited, but having said that I still haven't googled if its possible to change camera angles
There is what it calls DOOM mode, which is where you can "get out" of the car with the camera and walk around, F8 I think, and there is a couple of different onboard cams, but otherwise it is very limited yes
LFS on the other hand and endless possibilities with cameras and view
something I always notice too is that on videos of live for speed/iracing/rfactor everybody seems so planted to the road whereas me and my brother on netKar are on the ragged edge almost every corner
you're not going fast enough if you're not getting some oversteer or understeer!
Depends on the cars you drive in LFS. None of the Demo cars really get wild or visibly on edge, but certainly some of the S2 cars do, such as the Formula V8 (FO8). I'll see if I can piece together a few moments of video of LFS more "on the edge" this week, with S2 cars
diamondd wrote:live for speed has been tempting me for so long though. Funnily enough, one of my main concerns has always been that I'd be joining the party waaay too late so there'd be no point, but if I had of just bought it the first time I considered it would have paid off by now lol. The other thing is that I really like racing on real tracks, but I could probably live without I guess.
I first tried LFS in 2005, then got S2 in 2007. It really is rather dead online now most of the time but still 1000x more active the NKP online lol. Its late to the party, but S3 is still in the works and one day (god knows when) it will get here. I prefer real tracks too, but the tracks in LFS really have a certain charm to them, and there is a good amount of variety. Its autocross editor is fantastic for creating all sorts of other events too.
diamondd wrote:is it definitely worth going for the S2 license then? I may pull the trigger soon... I might talk my brother into it too, would we be able to race each other + AI cars?
As someone who has a long history with it, I'd say yes. But it depends on what you want from it. Online is rather dead, but it is so easy to host and setup your own races when you want. Plus LFSWorld officially tracks all your online stats, and allows you to upload laps to the world record charts etc, gives you something to pursue. You can add a limited amount of AI per connection, but kinda hard to explain, and LFS's AI cars aren't a very good selling point as they are not very intelligent. Maybe I should do an "Intro to LFS" thread, with a guide on how to make the most of it lol, I could write a damn book on the game
To answer simply if "it's worth it"..If you get plenty of fun out of your copy of NKP and consider that to have been a worth while purchase, then yes I think you will find S2 LFS is well worth having too. To me they are the two "must haves" and are the only sims on my PC at the moment (despite owning most of the rest)
P.S. I'll have to make another video for this post too now, massive thread derail sorry
Nah no derail, still on the racing topic, so always worth discussing further