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Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  HWKII on Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:34 pm

Forgetful wrote:Sorry guys, spent most of last night getting things configured and setup properly. I'm happy to report that after finding the right video card settings I am now running iRacing at its absolute maximum settings, all the shadows and er'thing, at over 100FPS. What a Face


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Out of curiosity, what bits were you fiddlin' with?

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Post  Forgetful on Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:41 pm

I had to get the settings for the video card right. In the control panel for the NVIDIA there is a list of common programs. iRacing is on there, so I don't exactly know what needed to be changed with that, but it got me from 45 FPS on class 2 up to 100+ on custom maxed out settings.

I also followed this video to get all of my cores running all of the time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl3u9eiskM4
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  HWKII on Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:43 pm

Forgetful wrote:I had to get the settings for the video card right. In the control panel for the NVIDIA there is a list of common programs. iRacing is on there, so I don't exactly know what needed to be changed with that, but it got me from 45 FPS on class 2 up to 100+ on custom maxed out settings.

I also followed this video to get all of my cores running all of the time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl3u9eiskM4

Betting iRacing was trying to run off the integrated graphics chipset instead of the NVidia card. Always a good idea to check for anyone with a laptop with a proper graphics card in it. Very good catch! Smile

Regarding second thing: hmmmmmmmmmmm.... study

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  Forgetful on Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:48 pm

HWKII wrote:

Regarding second thing: hmmmmmmmmmmm.... study

This was my source for that video, it's a stickied thread about NVIDIA optimization, under Hardware.

http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/1455588.page
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:04 pm

I’m using a Nvidia Card too, I think I got
lucky because with my measly desktop I’m able to average 120-130fps at most
tracks and will dip occasionally to 85fps at starts or in congested areas.
There are a few tricks to maximize fps and not lose too much quality, for
example be sure to max cars on track to 12, that was a biggie for me.






I often wonder if my setting are all good
though, because even though I run good fps the picture just doesn’t look smooth
and clean, like it does in the GT series (this is in both the sim and on the
browser). I think that my Vizio TV has a weird resolution and that I’m
compressing my screen to a strange aspect ratio that the tv doesn’t like. I had
the same grainy effect with my laptop on a VGA cord as I do with my desktop
with updated graphic card and HDMI cable. Does any of that make sense? Oh, and
I’ve either got the anti-alias on or off, which ever settings reduce the
jaggies, so that isn’t it.






Any thoughts?





I’ve read the threads on the forums and tried
to figure the best settings, but have just succumbed to think this is what it
looks like. I think it’s the TV more than the video card since that graininess
was the same with two different computers.






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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  Forgetful on Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:37 pm

Try that youtube video I posted above. It was posted as a solution to 'micro-tearing' with NVIDIA cards and multicore processors.

Here's one for you IT guys... When I'm wireless, I can race no problem, but if I plug in a cable I get 'could not connect to server'
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  vkaifh on Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:50 pm

how about a separate techie thread. Once I get a iRacing capable computer I might have to find all that info ... santa

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  Forgetful on Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:59 pm



Also, I shaved .6 off my Q time a Laguna in the Mustang!
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  HWKII on Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:29 pm

Any time you're talking about running insanely high FPS (100+ is insanely high) you're also talking about running without VSync. Vertical Sync keeps your frame rate synchronized with the refresh rate of your display. Without it, your video card will render screen updates faster than your monitor or TV can update, and this results in "tearing" in the image, especially (when I notice it the worst anyway) when the frames are updating left to right (anytime the image is moving horizontally across the screen) You will lose FPS (it will basically be locked in at 60) but you also won't notice it. Fact is, the human eye won't update your brain fast enough to be able to tell the difference. What you really notice is when the FPS changes dramatically.

If running your laptop through a TV, I recommend running iRacing at a resolution that matches the vertical pixel count with the display capabilities of your TV.
For example:
1080p = 1920x1080
720p = 1280x720 or 1366x768, both are 16:9 resolutions, depends on technology the TV is based on. Try both and go with best results, IMO.

Give those things a try, and let me know how it goes. Cool

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  HWKII on Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:30 pm

Forgetful wrote:Try that youtube video I posted above. It was posted as a solution to 'micro-tearing' with NVIDIA cards and multicore processors.

Here's one for you IT guys... When I'm wireless, I can race no problem, but if I plug in a cable I get 'could not connect to server'

Can you get any connectivity when you're wired? Or is it just iRacing?

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  Forgetful on Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:45 pm

It's only when I try to enter iRacing events. I can even test in private, but once I try to enter a practice, tt, q or race, "could not connect to server".
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  HWKII on Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:14 pm

Forgetful wrote:It's only when I try to enter iRacing events. I can even test in private, but once I try to enter a practice, tt, q or race, "could not connect to server".

I... am thinking maybe iRacing has picked a network adapter that it's fallen in love with and won't let go of. Try starting the laptop up while it's plugged in and see if that fixes? Otherwise, maybe have to dig through the INI files...

If you can get to google and driversports.org while wired, obviously it's able to connect so I don't think it's on your end.

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  clacksman on Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:33 pm

vkaifh wrote:how about a separate techie thread. Once I get a iRacing capable computer I might have to find all that info ... santa

How about go make one and steal all the techie stuff you want from the two iRacing threads to start it with and hope it gets posted in. king

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  HWKII on Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:49 pm

clacksman wrote:
vkaifh wrote:how about a separate techie thread. Once I get a iRacing capable computer I might have to find all that info ... santa

How about go make one and steal all the techie stuff you want from the two iRacing threads to start it with and hope it gets posted in. king

farao (I see you Santa and your King and I raise you Pharaoh) how about I make an iRacing Technical Discussion thread.

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  Forgetful on Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:28 pm

Now that I've got my Road - C license I'm determined to get my Oval over 4.0 so I can fasttrack out of D, but thus far the competition has been unwilling to cooperate and drive clean enough to keep my Oval SR moving upwards. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I started the last race from the pits. Not a bad way to stay out of trouble, and if you don't get a speeding penalty on the way out the first time, you're not actually that far back from the pack once the racing starts. What a Face
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  Forgetful on Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:38 pm

Having the Mustang and Skippy already, I Bought 6 tracks last night so I can run the entire SRF season as well as the, Skippy, Grand-Am and the Grand Touring Cup for the next 2-4 weeks.

Watkins Glen
Barber
New Hampshire
Daytona
Brands Hatch
Road America
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:02 pm

Watkins and Road America are such a hoot! Looking forward to seeing you on some new pavement!
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  Forgetful on Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:24 pm

Well, I managed to get in a Grand Touring Cup race at New Hampshire in the Solstice and a SRF race at the Glen.

New Hampshire's road course is another one of these American bull-ring race tracks. Very difficult to pass, very easy to get in to another car. Big curbs that will make you pay. Cute little track though.

The SRF at the Glen was a dream. That car, once you get used to it, is a blast, and so is that track. I started 11th and finished there, probably because I carried a full fuel load, but everyone was very gentlemanly and the only incidents were solo wipeouts. Very happy with that one and will be racing it a lot me thinks.
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:25 pm

SpecMiata-JSW wrote:I’m using a Nvidia Card too, I think I got
lucky because with my measly desktop I’m able to average 120-130fps at most
tracks and will dip occasionally to 85fps at starts or in congested areas.
There are a few tricks to maximize fps and not lose too much quality, for
example be sure to max cars on track to 12, that was a biggie for me.






I often wonder if my setting are all good
though, because even though I run good fps the picture just doesn’t look smooth
and clean, like it does in the GT series (this is in both the sim and on the
browser). I think that my Vizio TV has a weird resolution and that I’m
compressing my screen to a strange aspect ratio that the tv doesn’t like. I had
the same grainy effect with my laptop on a VGA cord as I do with my desktop
with updated graphic card and HDMI cable. Does any of that make sense? Oh, and
I’ve either got the anti-alias on or off, which ever settings reduce the
jaggies, so that isn’t it.






Any thoughts?





I’ve read the threads on the forums and tried
to figure the best settings, but have just succumbed to think this is what it
looks like. I think it’s the TV more than the video card since that graininess
was the same with two different computers.






Cheers!

After some Google-ing I think i figured out my problem. It does seem to be a resolution issue with the Vizio. It's a Vizio VZ32L and the native resolution is 1366 X 768, and from what I've read it doesn't work well with PC applications, which explains why it looks good with the PS3 and not the computer.

At least it's not something I can change and now I know why my text and picture is grainy and odd looking. It seems every "gaming" forum where the tv was discussed that people had the same visual issues I'm having.

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  Forgetful on Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:24 pm

Finally cleared Oval - D 4.0 I'm done with rookie oval events just as soon as I do 4 C class tts or races.
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  Forgetful on Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:30 pm

I just raced Matt Plumb. What a Face
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  Forgetful on Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:45 pm

Pretty sure that was the real deal... He certainly had the pace. No bio info on his page.

The real Matt Plumb lives in Rhode Island, this guy's part of the New England Club.

iRacing was released in 2008. This guy's been a member since 2007.
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Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:17 pm

Yep it's him! I've race him at Spa in MX-5's some time ago. I've also raced one of the Taylor boys, I think it was Jordan, and I raced Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

It's so darn cool to see people's real names, especially when you know it's a pro. Cool
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Post  Forgetful on Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:17 am

Class C oval, 3.45 Very Happy
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  HWKII on Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:39 am

Forgetful wrote:Class C oval, 3.45 Very Happy

Congrats! Cool

Also: LOL Oval racing... During the 10pm Pacific Street Stock race, Stan Rogers cuts the grass on the infield inside the start finish straight twice, slides up in front of me, catches my front license plate, spins in to a wall. Contact 0x comes up, so light the contact. Then he hits the wall, 0x -> 2x. Then he hits another driver, 0x -> 4x. Dude then times his pit exit to meet me in turn 1, deliberately slows down (all seen in telemetry) on the inside line, then cranks his wheel right, full on sideswiping me and taking me in to the wall and over on to my roof. Contact 4x... lol! Thumbs Up! clap Laughing

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I'm going to stay up a bit later and do the 11:00pm race... Sleep


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