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    Introduction

    This is the second collaborative effort between CMS and SHQM to see if the audience is interested in running a short "Euro-friendly" multiclass race series on Sundays.

    Date: Sunday, January 13th
    Server Reboot @ 5:30 PM GMT / 12:30 PM EST
    Start Time: 6 PM GMT / 1 PM EST, 12 PM CST, 11 AM MST, 10 AM PST

    Qualifying - 15 Minutes
    Warm Up / Drivers Meeting / Set Grid - 15 Minutes
    Race 2h 24m (144 minutes)





    Solo Drive or Teams

    Driver swaps are welcome but not mandatory!
    But... There will be one class for LMP2 and one class for GTE.





    Registration

    There is no registration for this event. Just show up and start driving!
    If you would like to list your planned ride and if you're doing solo or team, add it to this thread.





    rFactor 2 Build

    We will use the latest retail build of rF2




    Cars

    We will be using the LMP2 Oreca and the 3 GTE cars from the Studio 397 Endurance Package.

    You can purchase the S397 Endurance Package here:
    https://www.studio-397.com/2018/06/endurance-pack/





    Track

    Download: http://cmsracing2.com/files/NARS/Tra..._v1.31sm.rfcmp

    There are items listed below drivers need to be aware of regarding this track. Please read the info carefully.

    1) First, as far as we have been able to determine, the track is not ripped from another sim title. If you know differently, please let us know because neither CMS or SHQM agree with using known ripped content.

    2) This is a beautifully converted to DX11 track, especially at night BUT ONLY IF you turn off the effects. If you leave the effects on, it looks like an old camera flashbulb effect.

    3) There are some blinking and chasing textures, but not enough to avoid the track for this event. The track situation is the biggest threat to rF2 IMO (short editorial comment).

    4) You will have to manually install the track. Workshop isn't available for this track. Place the track in your rF2 Packages folder, then go to the screen below and right click on the track to Install. If you need help, send up a flare in this thread.





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    LiveRacers Timing & Scoring

    LiveRacers




    Race Comms

    1) Teamspeak is required for the drivers meeting during warmup. Then you're welcome to leave the channel if you want.

    2) The drivers meeting will be verbal over Teamspeak.

    3) CMS Teamspeak comms is required, but only to monitor the drivers meeting and monitor race control during the event. You do not need a microphone if you do not want to speak.

    4) A request to drivers to please be brief in you communication on Teamspeak. One sentence then quiet is requested.

    5) Abusive and/or profane in-game chat, Teamspeak or forum post language or deliberate crash into competitor's car may lead to that driver receiving probation, suspension or ban from the league.

    Teamspeak connection details are here:
    https://cmsracing.com/champion/forum...ad.php?t=16461





    Race Start

    1) Start is set for standing grid.

    2) Once the lights go green, SLOWLY roll off the grid and get in single file.

    3) All cars will remain in single file, no passing until AFTER the the start of the race.

    4) Once you have exited the bus stop chicane, are across from the Sunoco sign on the outside of the track , your race has started.

    5) Should race control observer anyone making contact with another car before the chicane exit, the offending driver will receive a drive through penalty.





    Race Restart Conditions

    There are two conditions that will prompt ONE race restart:

    1) The server has a technical problem and crashes.

    2) A driver disconnects when the server advances from Warm Up to the Race.

    In either situation, the server will be restarted and the process of loading the grid will begin again.





    Orange Zone

    1) The entire first lap is the Orange Zone.

    2) After you cross Start/Finish to begin your second lap, you are out of the Orange Zone.





    Passing On the Oval

    1) Unique to Daytona and other rovals is passing.

    2) GTE should stay low except to pass another GTE.

    3) LMP2 should stay high to go around the GTEs.

    4) If you are in a GTE, be very careful coming back on the oval after running the infield. A P2 may be at your 4 o'clock blinding position and you can go right up into them. Careful swinging wide!

    5) Also, be sure you stay to the outside on that long pit lane. Do not come down the pit lane in the left lane closest to the crew.

    Watch this 15 minute Corvette Racing video and note the high bank passing and pit lane activity.







    Settings

    Driving View is open
    Auto Clutch
    Traction Control







    Custom Skins

    1) Custom skin uploading is welcome and encouraged, but please log onto the server a couple days before the race so your dds file will get uploaded properly.

    2) If everyone waits until race day, it may clog the server and necessitate that we disable custom skin uploading.

    3) Please use only single car .dds files, not multi-packed .mas files.





    Penalties

    Penalties can be applied one of 3 ways:

    1) rFactor 2 system delegated penalties (all must be served, and are not in admin control).

    2) Upheld Incident Reports via Race Review Team.

    3) During the race for a Start infraction via Race Review Team.

    CMS League Rules and Regulations will be in effect for this event.





    Track Limits & Reference Points
































    Additional Driver Notes

    1) Don't Press Esc! UNDQ is available on the server. If a driver gets a DQ. DO NOT TOUCH ANY KEYS ESPECIALLY THE ESC KEY! An admin will see you are DQ and will UNDQ you. IMPORTANT! If it is still early light turn your headlights on before moving out of the garage or rF2 will DQ you again!

    2) Open setups, but we encourage everyone to share!

    3) It is STRONGLY advised drivers reboot their computer just prior to joining the server on race day. The track is a whopper, and can drag down the computer memory and resources so some extra precautions are necessary.

    4) Please check your computer graphic settings for the in-game night time of 6:30 PM. If you cannot get your computer running at that time on the track, and have adjusted your graphics, please post in this thread.





    Server Online for Practice

    Name: CMS Daytona 2.4 Endurance
    Password: rockandroll





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    Last edited by Doug Atkinson; 01-13-2019 at 02:18 PM. Reason: new information

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    I would love to see one of these races to be run without completely dry weather. Have a probability of rain and keep drivers on their toes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Alan View Post
    I would love to see one of these races to be run without completely dry weather. Have a probability of rain and keep drivers on their toes!
    Big +1 on that.
    Doug have you ever looked into Real Weather plug in?
    __The view is great from moral high ground__

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    Been looking to get the track, but can't seem to find it anywhere.
    Scott Beck
    Rothmans Racing
    MNRL
    NARS
    GBR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Beck View Post
    Been looking to get the track, but can't seem to find it anywhere.
    Give it a day or two, Doug is working on all the details

    Never let up for a second....or that may be where you finish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Uyan View Post
    Big +1 on that.
    Doug have you ever looked into Real Weather plug in?
    Another +1. I would like to see it used in every race as long as the cars we are using have wet tires.

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    Possible chance for rain in the Spa 100, but not in the 10x Daytona 2.4.

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    I'm in for Daytona!
    Cheers, Matthew
    CMS Racing #174

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    Sorry for the delay Jon. Just noticed this.

    I have not messed with it only because I am not sure yet how many drivers want to actually deal with rain and a wet track. That sprinkle we had at Dubai worked okay, but lets see how that works at Spa and one of the NARS Winter Series races. Same situation with darkness. Drivers were having problems with their systems running dusk so we had to go daylight. If it were up to me (not sure how Don feels about it) I'd use the plugin and run afternoon to dusk races. Prettiest time for rF2 driving, but also a considerable additional load on hardware.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Uyan View Post
    Big +1 on that.
    Doug have you ever looked into Real Weather plug in?

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    I found a Porsche skin file over at The Race Department forum that I'd like to use in the race but it's a MAS file and I don't have a clue how to make this a dds file so it can get uploaded it onto the server.

    Could I get some help with this from someone, would be very much appreciated
    Dave Slee (DaveS) #38


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