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« on: May 05, 2004, 04:02:18 PM »

Stage 2
Track: FIN S4**
Car: Any!*
Challenge begins: May 10, 2004 (That's today!)
Challenge ends: Midnight, May 16, 2005


: Driver: 3:50.968. Pugeot 206. Croatia.





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Stage 1 Results
Track: UK S2
Car: Any!*
Challenge began: May 5, 2004
Challenge ended: Midnight, May 11, 2005


: UK S2 Times:

: Driver: 3:17.483. Pugeot 206. Croatia.
: TehGellar: 3:25.734.  Subaru WRX. Ireland.
: SimonGG: 3:26.476. Subaru WRX. England.
: Chaz: 3:29.74. Mitsubishi Lancer. Ireland.  
: naednek: 3:43.698.


**S3 already had times posted to it.
(*If you let me know what car and country you used for your time, I'll add it to the final details.)



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I was wondering if folks would be interested in doing a week long "best time" challenge for one of the tracks in Colin McRae. I love this game, and since it's times only, it's a heck of a lot easier to play in since we don't all have to be online at the same time.

I figure we just all post a time on a certain track, and the week long deadline will give folks a chance at beating the better times posted - until whenever the deadline passes.

I'll update the first post of this thread with times as they are posted.
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2004, 05:17:53 PM »

Since there were no repiles here, I've posted over at GG.  Go there for more details.  Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2004, 07:37:43 PM »

These are new forums Bill, so give them time to grow and maybe longer than an hour for people to reply. smile

FWIW, I'm in when I'm not playing TOCA and RS2. I also need to see what tracks I have open.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2004, 07:45:04 PM »

Yeah, I know - but I had two replies within the hour there and it seemed like a good idea to settle on one place to post the info.  I'm doing what I can to help the new place here.

The decided track, for this first round anyway, is UK2, which I just unlocked last night.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2004, 11:22:58 PM »

I'd love to get in on this but don't know how reliable I'll be with the 86,000 other driving games I'm trying to work into the rotation! biggrin
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2004, 11:38:25 PM »

Well, you can post your time whenever you like, Devil.  Just make sure 'Driver' is in your friends list so I can see your time.  biggrin
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2004, 12:46:17 AM »

Oh - You're on my list allright!

How long do I have?
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2004, 03:14:07 AM »

UKS2 Time:

SimonGG
3:35.302
Subaru WRX
England

Pretty challenging track there Bill, especially that one narrow gate and hairpin turn. smile I'll give it another go this weekend and see if I can do any better than your 3:31.098.
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2004, 03:24:06 AM »

Devil: Challenge ends: Midnight, May 11, 2005
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2004, 03:25:25 AM »

Quote from: "Simon"
Pretty challenging track there Bill, especially that one narrow gate and hairpin turn. smile I'll give it another go this weekend and see if I can do any better than your 3:31.098.


Yeah, I thought it was a tough one, too. But I liked how it went from road to a tyre track road.  One of the best tracks so far, I thought! I'm glad you had it unlocked - I worried I'd be the only one playing this thing. slywink
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2004, 06:28:33 AM »

I posted a time up there earlier tonight.  It's on the Live board, which I can't get to atm.

I think it's somewhere around the 3:38 mark.  Try as I might, I couldn't shave off those extra nine seconds.   When I get back this weekend, I may mess around with different cars and see if that helps.
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2004, 01:02:25 PM »

I saw your time, too, Chaz (I play mostly in the a.m.).  I'll get it on the board tonight.  

Don't forget to let us know which car and country you ended up using.
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2004, 02:44:14 PM »

3:39.27, Subaru Impreza, Ireland
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2004, 03:15:17 PM »

w00t!  gotcha, Driver!

3:30.99, Mitsubishi Lancer, Ireland.

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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2004, 03:16:46 PM »

oh shit!
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2004, 03:38:35 PM »

Wait, it gets worse.

3:29.74, Lancer, Irl

I think that's it for the day.
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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2004, 01:57:39 AM »

well i was going to play, but I don't have it unlocked.  Wish I could tho.

I played some single player, and I'm not on Greece.  I was hoping I'd be close
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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2004, 12:33:45 PM »

Good morning, Chaz! slywink

Ken, I want to do another stage after this one, so keep working at unlocking stuff.  This has been great fun, even with a small number of participants.
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2004, 02:06:24 PM »

Crud, and I'm away for the weekend, so I won't be able to work on my time until tomorrow nigth at the earliest.   :evil:    :wink:
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2004, 05:58:16 PM »

Well I unlocked it.  Managed to get a 3.43  This course was hard smile
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« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2004, 08:08:20 PM »

Still two days to post times!
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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2004, 08:43:05 PM »

I just played and beat my time by about 2 seconds. I think that's as good as I'm going to get on this one though.
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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2004, 12:05:31 AM »

3:25.734 - Subaru WRX - Ireland

I know I can go faster... it's just not fun to try to slywink

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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2004, 02:32:21 AM »

Tried a few more times and just logged in 3:26.476. smile
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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2004, 03:03:50 AM »

I'm sticking with the Citroen:  3:21:526.
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« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2004, 04:04:46 AM »

What's funny with the Citroen is that I haul ass with it, but if I make the smallest mistake I've flipped the damn thing over.

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« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2004, 12:32:04 PM »

So even though there's still a whole day to post times for UK2, I thought folks who wanted to move on could start on a new track.  I think more people will have this one unlocked and can therefore pull a gellar: coming out of nowhere to post a great time.

Rules are the same.  The track is Australia S6.
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« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2004, 04:06:42 PM »

Man, I don't know how you freaks post those times.  Is there a warp drive setting I'm missing?

Seriously, I feel like I'm missing something in the car setup that would help me with my times.  Is there some trick to it?  I've tried heavy steering, light steering, high and low gear ratios, etc, and I still post roughly the same times.  Is there a trick to setting the car up correctly, or does my driving just suck?
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« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2004, 04:11:58 PM »

Dammit Driver that time you posted is frustrating.  I can get close, but always bobble in the 3rd section.

I WILL BREAK 3:20 THIS EVENING.

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« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2004, 04:21:15 PM »

Quote from: "Chaz"
Man, I don't know how you freaks post those times.  Is there a warp drive setting I'm missing?

Seriously, I feel like I'm missing something in the car setup that would help me with my times.  Is there some trick to it?  I've tried heavy steering, light steering, high and low gear ratios, etc, and I still post roughly the same times.  Is there a trick to setting the car up correctly, or does my driving just suck?



I really play with the car settings and choose different tyres, car height, brake settings, gearbox ratios (though I don't mess with this one too much) and I forget the other one.  Steering is the only one I leave alone because I think the cars are slippy enough when I moves brakes one slot to the left.

Tyres and ride height really make a difference, however.  Those two and brakes display the most radical difference in how well you stick to the track, I think.  And be sure to raise your car for gravel.  

Maybe you've already tried these things - I don't know.  But I hope you find your sweet spot.  I also like to watch my set time to see areas where I screwed up and can improve a little.

I hope that's helpful.  The next stage is totally different, so hopefully it won't be as crazy hard.
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« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2004, 07:38:21 PM »

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Rules are the same.  The track is Australia S6.

I've completed the 2WD championship but haven't touched the 4WD one, so I don't have that track unlocked.
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« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2004, 07:42:14 PM »

Australia is the first country in the 4WD rally.  Do you think you can unlock it?   Do other folks have the same problem with Australia?
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« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2004, 11:42:13 PM »

Yeah - I just went in and UK2 was locked for me. If you want, you can pencil me in for last because that's where I'll end up anyway! :wink:
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« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2004, 01:04:47 AM »

Um...

Pugeot 206. Croatia.  3:17.483
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« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2004, 01:07:57 AM »

Changed Stage 2 to Finland S3.

We'll save Austrailia S6 for the next track, if people are still interested.
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« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2004, 01:11:04 PM »

Are folks still interested in doing the Finland stage?
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« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2004, 01:49:16 PM »

I'm definitely interested.  However, my job has me working 12 hour days all week, so my playing time is basically nonexistant until Sunday.  If I don't get a time in on this round, it's not for lack of interest, and I'll definitely be in on next round.
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« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2004, 10:54:01 PM »

Whoops, I raced Finland S2 yesterday instead. I'll give S3 a whirl later and see how I do.
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« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2004, 12:01:07 AM »

S4!
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« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2004, 03:03:45 PM »

My time dropped to about 3:43 or so, but I haven't had time to post the exact details.

I hate this track, by the way:  all those friggin' ditches!  :?


 : Woo!  Down to 3:31!
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