LFS Gonlympics Server

LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby Mearehear » 11 Feb 13, 7:50 pm

EDIT- All info here viewtopic.php?f=292&t=198211
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby Scarface.au » 11 Feb 13, 9:10 pm

I'd be keen to join in, as last year was enjoyable, but unfortunately my setup has changed/isn't practical at the moment. Have fun guys!
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby Mearehear » 11 Feb 13, 9:48 pm

That's a shame mate, but totally understand. You will be missed on the grid ;)
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby v4moose » 12 Feb 13, 11:36 am

I will be on the server, much times
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby GT VIRUS » 12 Feb 13, 11:49 am

I would personally hope that you don't run demo, as the best racing seems to happen with the GTR cars. But I'll try to show up whatever runs. I wasn't around for last years, what format was run then?
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby Mearehear » 12 Feb 13, 3:49 pm

Quite simply it was run as demo because it allowed people new to LFS to jump in and play it for the first time and have some fun, which really works well lats year. Think of the "celebrity" races at the F1 events in Melbourne etc, they aren't using "race" cars and the driver experience levels are quite varied, but the racing is fun and entertaining. That's how I viewed last years LFS events.

In an ideal world it would be great to run S2 cars, but that will likely halve our numbers quickly, and we don't want to run with just 5 or 6 guys.

Last years format took about an hour to complete and was as follows

THE MINI SERIES:
The Mini Series will see drivers assigned to two teams [RED] and [BLUE] and will be run over 4 various races, with each race being of 5 laps in distance. At the end of a race, points will be allocated for positions, with the points system being as follows;

Top 6 places score points (for driver and team);
1st - 6 pts
2nd - 5 pts
3rd - 4 pts
4th - 3 pts
5th - 2 pts
6th - 1 pts

The race events for the "Mini Series" will have no qualifying, with random grid assignments (by game) to keep the playing field slightly more even for all experience levels.

The races will be;

Race 1 - XFG (XF GTI) at Blackwood GP (BL1) - 5 laps

Race 2 - XFG (XF GTI) at Blackwood Rallycross (BL2) - 5 laps

Race 3 - XRG (XR GT) at Blackwood GP (BL1) - 5 laps

Race 4 - FBM (Formula BMW) at Blackwood GP (BL1) - 5 Laps

At the end of all 4 races, points will be tallied to declare the Team, and Driver, Mini Series champions.


The vids below were done by Lucassot of all the races.









At this point nothing is organised of what this years events will be, nothing is set in concrete, but as it is a community event I really would hate to exclude people just because they don't own the full version of rather old racing sim, or will only end up with a handful of guys taking part.

v4moose, I have LFS added on my Steam games, so if you see I have it fired up I am most likely jumpng on the servers for some laps :)
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby v4moose » 12 Feb 13, 7:27 pm

cool.

just a note that sometimes the server doesn't come up when using the server browser. It's far easier to join a specific host and then copy and paste the name and password into the fields.
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby Mearehear » 12 Feb 13, 7:32 pm

If you have LFS installed correctly lfs://join=GONLympics should connect you straight to the server. I will add it to the first post. Was hoping to get on tonight but have a few things to do and this heat has killed me for the day

EDIT - renamed server to just GONLympics to make it easier
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby v4moose » 12 Feb 13, 7:38 pm

thanks - you just booted me off :p
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby Mearehear » 12 Feb 13, 7:44 pm

haha oops that will teach me for not checking first :P
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby Mearehear » 12 Feb 13, 7:59 pm

If anyone wants to see whats going on at the servers, so they can see if others are on practicing or whatever, I have now linked the server up to LFS Remote, which gives a 2D view of the server racing and shows people connected etc.

Simply follow this link http://www.lfsworld.net/remote/?host=GONLympics
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby shodan » 13 Feb 13, 5:26 pm

I don't have S2 so won't sign up.

Might have been better to go with Trackmania Nations or something similar to encourage participation.

Or based on the numbers alone, iRacing if you want to get real sim racing and didn't mind paid options. ;)
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby Mearehear » 13 Feb 13, 9:09 pm

For a start if you bothered to read the actual info, it is a demo content based series and a race or two will be added for guys with S2. Also someone suggested Trackmania last year, which got no response at all. Why you would to say they there is a problem with participation is beyond me, last years was just fine, and this years is looking to be its equal.
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby Makena » 13 Feb 13, 9:28 pm

I'm downloading the S2 demo, will give it a bash tomorrow night. Maybe I'll dig out my wheel and see how awful I am at this game :lol:
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Re: LFS Gonlympics Server

Unread postby Mearehear » 13 Feb 13, 10:09 pm

Give us a yell if you need any tips with getting it all configured Mak :D
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