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Everything posted by JasonSchlueter

  1. Project CARS 2 Randomizer

    The suggested amount of time is no longer random. I'm guessing the average driving speed is 60 miles per hour (which is wrong but could be right) and dividing the length by 60 to get the amount of hours. I don't know how to better guess how quickly a car (like above) will perform on a go-kart track in the snow at midnight. Regardless, the suggested time is now grounded with some logic.
  2. Project CARS 2 Randomizer

    I have a link for some site that will give you a random car/track/date combo for setting up a open race on Project CARS 2. I didn't like that it skipped out on weather, classes, time progression, and some other things about it. I instead wrote up a PowerShell script that takes the current list of tracks and cars amongst other things and gives you random output to create a race. This is not groundbreaking in any way but is a fun way to mix up your races. I realize I'm the only one here who plays Project CARS 2 but I'm going to post the link anyway just in case someone joins and finds it helpful. It's stored in OneDrive and should be treated as a living document. I'll be adding the new cars/tracks and other options as things change. Currently the easiest way to run it is to copy/paste the whole text into a PowerShell window and run it from there. Nothing needs to be installed. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqUQHAUZXtjKkvBW0J-_RYsOBWNqxw
  3. Seasonal Checker

    In Project CARS 2 randomizer I've been posting about, I've had a very simple method of determining in which season the random date falls. I simply choose the month (not exact but good enough) and "reverse" the season if it's in Oceania or Africa. It's verbose but easy to read. if ($thetrack[0] -notin ("Oceania","Africa")) { if ($thetime.Month -in (3, 4, 5)) {$theseason = "Spring"} elseif ($thetime.Month -in (6, 7, 8)) {$theseason = "Summer"} elseif ($thetime.Month -in (9, 10, 11)) {$theseason = "Fall"} elseif ($thetime.Month -in (12, 1, 2)) {$theseason = "Winter"} } else { if ($thetime.Month -in (3, 4, 5)) {$theseason = "Fall"} elseif ($thetime.Month -in (6, 7, 8)) {$theseason = "Winter"} elseif ($thetime.Month -in (9, 10, 11)) {$theseason = "Spring"} elseif ($thetime.Month -in (12, 1, 2)) {$theseason = "Summer"} } I was thinking about doing this a different way, like saying this is the month then separately reversing the month if the continent was one of those two but it seemed like too much work. Are there any programmers or scripters who can think of a slick way to do this? This works just fine - I just like to keep code clean and efficient.
  4. Project CARS 2 Randomizer

  5. Project CARS 2 Randomizer

    With DLC on the horizon (and technically two sets of DLC already out), I added the DLC notification to both tracks and cars. You'll now see which DLC is used in the random query.
  6. Light Bulbs

    My wife from the other room after I didn't realize my laptop volume was up and I visit Xbox Society with the breakable bulbs: "What the hell did you just do?" Me (sheepishly): "Work stuff."
  7. Light Bulbs

    There's very little risk of snow here in Tucson. We're finally dipping into the 70's (21 Celsius) during the day. Thank goodness, too. I lived in snowy climates for six years and the last thing you want to do on a freezing morning is shovel and salt things. I'll take blistering summer heat over blistering winter cold any year.
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    From the album Project CARS 2

  10. Project CARS 2

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    From the album Project CARS 2

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    From the album Project CARS 2

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    From the album Project CARS 2

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    From the album Project CARS 2

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    From the album Project CARS 2

  16. Narrow Escape

    I've never puckered so hard in Forza. This was a full damage, full realism race and making this move could have put me in the pits if I even could have dragged my broken ass there. I am passing a group of backmarkers and made a very dangerous pass on the outside. I shouldn't have but it turned out OK. By the way, this is "Unbeatable" difficulty. It feels comparable to Project CARS 2's 30-40% difficulty. Also, check out second place's gamertag...
  17. AI

    The AI on release is bad. This is a kart race at AI level 60.
  18. Keyboard Support

    Project CARS 2 introduced actual keyboard support on the Xbox with their last update. I tried it out with a USB keyboard and then decided to order a $9 wireless 10-key and holy crap, it works. I took a photo. If you're interested in doing the same, you can pick it up here https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XD3387V. The mapping works with and without NUM lock so it's almost twice the functions with one keyboard. I attached it with some velcro. It's not great but it's also really cheap.
  19. Project CARS 2 Randomizer

    I changed some weather logic. If it's a P2P race, no weather progression and only one weather type is shown. If the progression is "Off" or only one weather type is generated, the weather progression is set to off. It didn't make sense to have 20x weather progression if it was only one type of weather. Thirdly, any multiple weather mixed with multiple laps will give a weather progression number. It sounds complicated but it's the right thing to do.
  20. Keyboard Support

    This is the final layout I ended up with. ----------------------------------- |NUM | / | * | - | | | | | | | | | DRS | FFB | | | | | UP | |---------------------------------| |7/HOME | 8/UP | 9/PUP | + | | | | | | |SEAT | DRIVER | SEAT | FFB | |UP | NAMES | FWD | DN | |---------------------------------| |4/L | 5 | 6/R | BS | | | | | | |SEAT | | SEAT | | |DOWN | | BACK | | |---------------------------------| |1/END | 2/DN | 3/PDN | ENTER | | | | | | |LCD | WIPERS | LIGHTS | PIT | | | | | REQ. | |-------------------------| | |0/INS | ./DEL | | | | | | | | | | | | | | -----------------------------------
  21. Project CARS 2 got the 3.0 patch yesterday.  It finally feels stable and that I can recommend picking it up.  It's also on sale!

  22. Project CARS 2 Randomizer

    I've made a few more updates. Time and weather progression get different values. Weather will even get "sync to race". The amount of weather slots is variable instead of always using all four. P2P races will get only one weather now.
  23. AI

    @Loodychris Patch 3 came out yesterday as well. I put about two hours in last night trying to get a setup right and it was the first time I'd put in two hours without game crashes. It felt fluid and stable in the menus. Going into the menus and navigating quickly has always been one of those "pucker" moments, hoping that the game would handle my input. I'd say that if you were on the fence, now is the time to give it a try with real money with the sale price and stable patch. I'm sure it'll be on sale again soon enough and I'm confident that future patches will only make it better. That said, online championships have been added so you can make up your own brackets and stuff now which would be pretty cool if you were one of those people who could play a game without pausing every five minutes to see if your three year old was smearing poop all over the walls. So, not for me, but it's an awesome feature.
  24. Games with Gold - 2017 ReCap

    Check out this comprehensive list on Polygon. We got just above $1,000 in games with the Gold program. That's not a bad way to offset the $60-ish annual non-discounted Gold subscription. https://www.polygon.com/2017/12/2/16717854/xbox-games-with-gold-free-games-2017-value-analysis
  25. Thrustmaster Firmware Update

    There's a firmware update for most Thrustmaster wheels (v51). Make sure to update if you have one of these.