Author Topic: Porsche 935 Unleashed!  (Read 5754 times)

[SJ]Byron

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2008, 07:14:43 pm »
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"The larger that sim racing grows, the larger the sport will be."

Profound!  lol

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2008, 07:52:56 pm »
 Thanks all. I am grateful for sure. I know if we had half this stuff 30 years ago, I may never have left the house! I'm glad we have it NOW but if we had it THEN, I may never have even cared about girls! Or at least, had time for them. I know I'm obsessive...... rofl

 Seriously though. I sometimes think my own kids will take all the technology in games etc for granted whilst I myself find myself still quite fascinated. I mean, I never thought I could be so immersed in a sim (rfactor Caterham did me that!!) that I "WAS driving". Yet I see on say the console forums young kids who say they're BORED and waiting for the "next step"!!

 I see what can be done and now after next month adding a few 'tweaks' to my own and my wife's PC will be happily saving for a G-25 to get some "feel" in the pedals. If I can do this "stuff", anyone can.

 I remember all those years ago reading in Car & Driver and Road & Track about the DP935s. Being a mere kid, I didn't understand a lot, but nevertheless was enthralled by the Kremers, etc and remember the story of one quite famous team that was erm. "financed by snow"..LOL.

 I went TWENTY YEARS without EVER missing an issue of C&D including a period of homelessness and drug addiction spreading across the East coast of Canada hitch hiking, yet ALWAYS got my C&D fix. (When I married my first wife I had a HUGE box of 2 decades of the mag going back to 1978 that I refused to let go of!)  Nowadays, well, I haven't bought an issue of Car & Driver in 2 years at least and was rather sporadic the last 5 or so as they hit middle age and were more concerned about how many airbags could be stuffed in a minivan rather than automotive fun and mayhem.

 But alas, as my hair grows greyer and longer, I discovered and love CAR Magzine fron the U.K. and they DO still have that sense of fun that C&D has lost.

 Oh, did I mention MiLady calls me "Tangent Boy"? LOL.

 Seriously, GT Legends and mods like this make my day so much brighter. The sounds, the glorious pop off "suck-hiiss-boom". Oh man oh man! I can't drive it worth a SH** but I can (even with my damaged hearing) HEAR it and FEEL it!

 Today, I am relaxing and hammering the Falcon about LeMans but oh it sounds so sweet crackling and popping through the pipes on the over run, Makes me fondly remember my '73 Ranchero with 3" pipes. And I am THINKING about later THIS (935) mod and how I'm going to try it out. As I am finally getting to just drive rather than try to keep my PC working. But I will work my way up to this with short bouts of insanity doing it anyways. Hahahaha.

 Best part? I can drive it without wrecking an actual museum piece of history. thumbs up
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[SJ]Nailz

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2008, 07:55:29 pm »
back to the 935... what a beast! loving the sounds... and also the boost meter on the dash!

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2008, 08:07:38 pm »
back to the 935... what a beast! loving the sounds... and also the boost meter on the dash!


 I think watching that is when my attention wanders and yet again..........I crash! AHAHAHAHAAA!!

[SJ]KL Mallender

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2008, 08:23:44 pm »
Speaking of sounds, how 'bout the blow-off valve sneezing when letting up on gas, almost like it's angry that you can't keep your foot in it  lol . The sound is really a german engineer saying "pussy" with his hand over his mouth.  :yep:

Kevin.

[SJ]GT_Raycer

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2008, 10:46:38 pm »
I have the GTR2 cars for GTL installed. (They show up in the GTC-TC 76 class) To give you an idea of just HOW fast that Porsche 935 is...It easily competes with the GTR2 cars!  thumbs up

At first, I couldn't drive it AT ALL. But, after much setup experimentation + practice, I was able to laps around Montherly in it offline.

It's really the BEAST that the real car must've been. And the GTR2 cars seem to be the only cars in my game that can compete with it. I love the sound of the turbo(s?) when you let off the gas!  :biggrin: At the same time, the turbocharger makes it difficult to drive on the throttle at first. There's very little feel of power until the turbo winds up, and THEN...Hold on!!  :punt:

[SJ]Nailz

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2008, 09:53:17 pm »
took "the beast" out round LeMans'79... loved it... took the GT40 for a change, seems weedy after...

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2008, 10:04:15 pm »
I hated it... feels soooo numb under braking :(

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2008, 10:29:44 pm »
I hated it... feels soooo numb under braking :(


 You mean, like this???

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2008, 10:31:57 pm »
 :yep:

[SJ]GT_Raycer

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2008, 10:51:12 pm »
That was one of the things I struggled with at first. I think I finally settled on the default brake bias (54-46?) and lowered brake pressure. Engine braking and light-moderate foot braking gets the job done for me.  ;)

[SJ]Dammit

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2008, 12:28:18 am »
Try setting a brake bias of 48:52, the thing is much better under brakes :yep:

Still looking for the right setup to make the evil beast drivable out of slow corners thou  lol

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2008, 12:44:18 am »
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"The larger that sim racing grows, the larger the sport will be."

Profound!  lol


 Profound indeed.
Check what she says at 2.11 min.  rofl

Speaking of sounds, how 'bout the blow-off valve sneezing when letting up on gas, almost like it's angry that you can't keep your foot in it  lol . The sound is really a german engineer saying "pussy" with his hand over his mouth.  :yep:

Kevin.


 rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl :hats off:

[SJ]xanaxkamikaze

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2008, 12:50:26 am »
The 935 reminds me a lot of how the 956 drives in the Group-C mod... very fast in a straight line, scary as hell to stop, and really crap through a corner.

Realistic I would say... just because these cars were built to win Le Mans and Daytona.  Turning isn't the most important at those places.  Acceleration and Top Speed is what matters there, and the 935 and 956 have that.

[SJ]DieselJC

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2008, 09:46:52 am »
Why is it that Modders who create these Mods think that all the older Historic cars were so impossible to drive..I just dont get it..it was a "Race Car" wich means it should handle and react to inputs accordingly wich this car doesnt...not by a long shot imho. My old 69 GTO I had drove better than this did..just erks Me that everyone thinks these cars were so tough to drive so thats the way they mod them. Rant over.

JC

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2008, 12:24:35 pm »
I agree Diesel.
Just have a look on which races Jacky Ickx did well in 1976-1977-1978-1979:  :biggrin:
http://www.jacky-ickx-fan.net/english/palmares.php?id=1970

It's NOT all about straight line speed in the 935, no sir.  :nope:

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2008, 12:32:57 pm »
 That reminds me, I haven't tried the "monster" in a bit and yesterday I added a new skin.......... rofl

[SJ]T Hez

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2008, 04:11:50 pm »
I agree Diesel.
Just have a look on which races Jacky Ickx did well in 1976-1977-1978-1979:  :biggrin:
http://www.jacky-ickx-fan.net/english/palmares.php?id=1970

It's NOT all about straight line speed in the 935, no sir.  :nope:


Well, the gentlemen driving those 935's back then were not your average Joes.
Sure, they made it look easy...  :)

The cornering speed of the 935 (in GTL) is very good I think. Also, the brakes do their job properly, so I wouldn't say it's all about straight line speed. The most difficult part is of course corner exit where you have to be gentle with the throttle. But do you think it was/is any different irl with those old school (laaaaaaaaaag) turbo engines?

I'm not saying the car's physics are spot on, but I think the "impression"/idea is ok.

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Porsche 935 Unleashed!
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2008, 04:28:46 pm »
Why is it that Modders who create these Mods think that all the older Historic cars were so impossible to drive..I just dont get it..it was a "Race Car" wich means it should handle and react to inputs accordingly wich this car doesnt...not by a long shot imho. My old 69 GTO I had drove better than this did..just erks Me that everyone thinks these cars were so tough to drive so thats the way they mod them. Rant over.

JC


I couldnt agree more.. especially you see it on many rCraptor mods..