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Post by Guest on Mon May 06, 2013 5:38 pm

Hey guys,
So Recently got myself a Fanatec csr wheel and clubsport pedals, + Gtxtreme simulator. (absolutely loving it)
Been looking for some guys to race online against and stumbled across these forums
Have had a bit of a browse of am very interested in joining the Commodore cup.




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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by Guest on Mon May 06, 2013 5:41 pm

Ok, have had a read of the rules of conduct.
and Have my copy of forza ready,
one question tho, what exactly is an OZFM licence and how do i go about obtaining one?

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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by sempeR on Mon May 06, 2013 6:16 pm

Good question mate! Hopefully someone can tell us what an ozfm license is haha

But you've read the code of conduct, and sussed out the commodore cup. Welcome to ozfm! Send a friend request to IAMCLARKSON, he runs the commodore cup. Let him know your intentions to run in his series, I'm sure he will be happy to help you get started Smile

Don't forget to grab yourself a race number too Wink
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Post by NoRecoil on Mon May 06, 2013 6:25 pm

Welcome mate, dont be to stresses about the licence.

Send me a FR if you want


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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by Guest on Mon May 06, 2013 7:18 pm

Cheers guys

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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by crimson eagle73 on Mon May 06, 2013 8:50 pm

Welcome aboard

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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by Dektra on Mon May 06, 2013 10:05 pm

Hey man, welcome. And don't listen to TEEROY (He will make himself known) You are allowed to win as a new guy Razz
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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by TEEROY 34 on Tue May 07, 2013 1:29 pm

HEY NEW GUY!!!
#1 Rule for new guys is NO WINNING!!

welcome bud,
the licence is something created just so it can be revoked by those who have the power to revoke it. otherwise whats the point of having the power ..right?? just kidding!

C ya on the racetrack!
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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by Dektra on Tue May 07, 2013 1:47 pm

Bingo... Haha perfect timing TEEROY
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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by TEEROY 34 on Tue May 07, 2013 4:46 pm

Smooth like butter Dektra! Yeti
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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by NoRecoil on Tue May 07, 2013 6:40 pm

Hey mate, dont be too disheartened with your first run last night.
Jump in and crack some laps with us outside of an event races if you want, i think the Moriarty of us didn't realise you were very new to the game Smile

Will see you online soon


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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by Guest on Wed May 08, 2013 3:14 pm

Yep, Realised I have a fair bit to learn, so decided it was best to sit it out.
going to try and get some practice in and hopefully race next week.
Have to sort out my sound too, Couldn't hear voice chat very well, even with it turned right up in the setting. (have had voice chat muted for a long time. used to get annoyed at 13 year olds screaming and carrying on)

Will also have to grab the livery off of somebody at some point.

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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by SunCrossed on Wed May 08, 2013 6:09 pm

With the CSR wheel, grab a couple of MS Wireless headsets. Ozgameshop.com has them for $30, any wired headset seems to cause issues. I've had no problem with these headsets.

If your new to Forza, (disclaimer don't want to tell you how to suck eggs!) the online racing here is great but these guys are really good, it will take a while to get used to. Practice and getting to know the tracks is big thing. I thought I was a reasonable driver till I came here and for the first 6 months I was rubbish back of the pack, still am, but now I'm more confident in having battles and am having some great tussles with the guys in the V8's. All that said the Commodores are hard cars to drive low aero high power sideways cars and keeping them under control is no easy thing.

Persist and it will be worth it, I really look forward to my race nights at OZFM. You can FR me if you like.
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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by NoRecoil on Wed May 08, 2013 6:17 pm

I'd suggest the OSTC thats coming up for the tuesday nights too


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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by Guest on Wed May 08, 2013 6:44 pm

Been playing forza for a while causally with a controller, Have had the wheel for about 6 weeks, but only got it set up with the gtxtreme about a week ago (was playing with the wheel on a coffee table that had to brace with legs prior).
Hopefully have my seat setup with a Buttkicker in the next few weeks too.
Ill look into getting a headset.

OSTC looks interesting. Will have to sign up for it I think.

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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by Dektra on Wed May 08, 2013 8:13 pm

Chuck me an invite and I'll go for some runs with you. And send out the template for which ever car you're using
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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by Guest on Thu May 09, 2013 11:18 am

Had a bit of a practice in the Commodore on nordschleife last night.
Best I could manage was a 9:42:xx
most of my runs were around the 9:45/9:47 tho (when I didn't crash out that is)

Tuning tips for it?
Squirms a lot in the arse end under braking.

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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by sempeR on Thu May 09, 2013 12:39 pm

Completely normal, try less engine braking for starters, but I'm no tuna haha
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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by Sly Dux on Thu May 09, 2013 5:41 pm

Cant speak for anyone else and i would say i generally run mid pack but the way the diff is setup in the commy (sorry pontiac) you kind of have to hold a little bit of throttle in the corners or the arse will slide. I run stiffer front springs compared to the rear and a little bit more sway bar at the rear. Works for me but like i said i'm usually mid pack at best. I would like to blame daylight savings but we all know the truth ha ha. Oh and your on a wheel aren't you? Probably requires a completely different setup than controller scratch
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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by Sly Dux on Thu May 09, 2013 5:45 pm

Oh and you may want to do some prac on rd america because nordschleiffe is still 2 weeks away Smile
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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by sempeR on Thu May 09, 2013 5:59 pm

Sly Dux wrote:Oh and you may want to do some prac on rd america because nordschleiffe is still 2 weeks away Smile

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And spot on advice about carrying throttle through the corners. It's very much a balancing act with this thing. Suss it out and youll find big gains.
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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by Guest on Thu May 09, 2013 7:00 pm

trust me to practise on the wrong track. haha. ...
will have another go tommorow. cheers for the advice.

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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by mystery on Thu May 09, 2013 8:22 pm

Twas behind you on the first corner on Sunset at the start....Whooooow... haha ... If you like cars/racing/gaming and going fast stick around n hit up the friend requests and jump in xbox parties/forza lobbies. There's lots of ego's going round but mostly lots of fun and shared interest.

Please jump in, expect an invite, hold your own, ask for help n take no prisoners on the track.... Smile
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Re: Newbie to the forums

Post by Guest on Thu May 09, 2013 9:15 pm

hahaha surprisingly enough. had practiced earlier and run fairly clean laps. ...nerves and excitement got to me a bit I think

yep. plan on sticking around for a while

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