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Old September 18, 2011, 04:34 PM
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So being a big fan of the first and a F1 fan to boot I bit the bullet and bought the game even though I swore to myself I would at least wait for the Christmas sale.

So F1 2011 has KERS and DRS both of which I'm really looking forward to, as well as those Perili Tires. But also it should have fixed most of the problems as well as improved upon the winning formula of the original, with better handling (really excited by the fact that you can now actually catch spins) and a better ai. Now I do think that the big problems really should have been fixed in the original via patch but I sort of understand that 1 year release schedules really don't lend themselves too well to that.

Now the safety car is in, and while I don't see why so many people seemed desperate for this it is a nice addition and I will be quite interested in seeing just how this works.

My coffee has been interrupted for the second time today, will finish this post off if I ever get home.
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Old September 19, 2011, 01:56 AM
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Huge F1 fan here to.
Preordered on Steam as soon as it was available.
I hope it's alot more Sim and less buggy then F1 2010.
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Old September 19, 2011, 07:03 AM
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In love with F1 since the age of 4. And F1 2010 was as close as you can get to reality (yet true, buggy and with a lot left to be improved).
Can't wait to have a go! Have been playing 2010 more than anything this year :)
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Old September 19, 2011, 08:33 AM
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the sad thing is that I love F1 2010 have put over 250 hours into it and yet I have yet to complete one single player season. I love that game, the only racer I have that has realistic race lengths. Just curious, I do 30 minute races, I'll probably increase that with 2011 but what do you get up to.

I'm looking forward to the Multiplayer on this one actually, barely touched it in the first as mainly because I just was pretty rubbish until I had finished the practice sessions, but the Co-op season has me quite intrigued and the 16+8 could be fun too.

And my only annoyances with 2011 were the dew major bugs (pitstop being the main one) and the fact that it used GFWL. I really really dislike that piece of crap software, jars the experience completely.
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Old September 19, 2011, 10:54 AM
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And F1 2010 was as close as you can get to reality

My god, your kidding right ?
F1 2010 was a arcade game, made so you could sit on you sofa a play with a xbox controller.
A Sim would be like the Williams in iRacing or some of the F1 mods for rfactor for example.

Just to add....
A lot of teams use proprietary software or rfactor pro in there team Simulators, basically rfactor in a motion Sim with advanced telemetry. None used F1 2010.
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Old September 19, 2011, 11:40 AM
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F1 2010 is a ton of fun, I use a knock off Recaro seat out of an old car, sit it in the middle of the room, and use my Driving Force wheel. I play online with a friend, it can be pretty darn fun, doing 10% races with Qualy. Its so hard, but when you bang in a good flawless lap its very very rewarding!! I think 2011 looks pretty good, but I'll probably get it when its on sale.
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Yeah it was fun game and the first licensed product PC gamers had since 2002 but I was disappointed with the realism. I thought they could of built a Sim and added aids/arcade mode for the people that wanted it.......I really hope they stepped it up for F1 2011.
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My god, your kidding right ?
F1 2010 was a arcade game, made so you could sit on you sofa a play with a xbox controller.
A Sim would be like the Williams in iRacing or some of the F1 mods for rfactor for example.

Just to add....
A lot of teams use proprietary software or rfactor pro in there team Simulators, basically rfactor in a motion Sim with advanced telemetry. None used F1 2010.
Of course it's not "Live for speed", but sadly there aren't any F1 sim's better than it around (for all I know). And I did enjoyed it tons of hours with a G27 (and or course all driving aids turned off). 14 Career seasons, full distance races.
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Of course it's not "Live for speed", but sadly there aren't any F1 sim's better than it around
Yeah thats the sad truth.
F1 2011 is a step in the right direction.
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Old September 27, 2011, 01:48 PM
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bah enjoying it, driving lotus so only have drs but love it. I'm slightly disappointed in the ai though, overall it is better on legendary, was trouncing it on professional though. Laptimes and passing ability are better, I'm a depressing 3 seconds slower than the next fastest car after the new teams, but the opening lap and start are abysmal. I start 18th and can be 8th by the end of the opening lap and then proceed to hold up everyone.

setup is much harder I'm finding, you can't just go with minimal downforce and hope for the best.

as I said I'm really liking drs during practice, turning it on at the exact moment, risking it a little bit sooner and loosing the rear end. Though I was amazed when I saw a McLaren going through turn 8 in turkey with the des flap wide open, when I tried ended up in the middle of nowhere going backwards.

handling is better, if actually easier, I find I am able to catch most of my spins now.

though I do not like how durable these cars are, I've seen brick houses break easier than these f1 cars.

overall though am enjoying it, event if I am finding the objectives impossible.
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