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  # 415923 11-Dec-2010 17:47
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Has anyone managed to acquire the elusive Formula Gran Turismo? Word is that it appears in the used dealership around day 400. And whilst i'm only at day 360odd i need to make both my bank balance up to the near $5Mil it costs and jump up to level 24 at the same time. I'm fearing a 20xAmerican Championship will do it, but that's 100 laps of daytona, at just over 47sec per lap in a NASCAR, so 80minutes of turning left is in my future. sigh.

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  # 415969 11-Dec-2010 20:38
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haven't seen it yet. I'm just skipping that race till the car turns up and hopefully i can afford it at the time. Where do you see what day your on. 400etc ???
on my second endurance race. lvl26 - 4 hours in a bloody mx5

 
 
 
 


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  # 415971 11-Dec-2010 20:56
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Check your save game file and it will tell you how many days you have done. One race usually means one day. One level in the licence tests is also counted as one day so long as you jump back to the GT home after each one... that way you can jump through the days pretty quick.

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  # 416014 12-Dec-2010 00:05
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Disrespective: Has anyone managed to acquire the elusive Formula Gran Turismo?


I managed to finally get it, but am not keen on doing the championship yet (100 laps over 4 or 5 tracks) :/. I could lend it to you for a couple of days? 

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  # 416043 12-Dec-2010 08:30
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Anyone got a spare NASCAR that they don't need/want to trade? I can't get golds in the NASCAR challenges, and it is expensive to buy....

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  # 416061 12-Dec-2010 09:49
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I'd like to buy the car myself I think. But thank you for the offer.

Paul, you can borrow my nascar if you like but not for a couple of days as I need it to earn enough money for the formula gt :D

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  # 416062 12-Dec-2010 09:51
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Disrespective: I'd like to buy the car myself I think. But thank you for the offer.



Paul, you can borrow my nascar if you like but not for a couple of days as I need it to earn enough money for the formula gt :D


Cheers, I am hoping to trade one with a guy online.  Didn't realise they were only 500k, willl probably just buy one if it falls through lol!  Thanks anyway!

 
 
 
 


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  # 416194 12-Dec-2010 16:52
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Well i got the car... and now i'm noticing the limitations of a controller vs. wheel/pedal combo. I'm just not able to turn accurately enough. Time should help but i'm not holding my breath on being able to be any good at it...

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  # 416609 13-Dec-2010 16:34
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Some things i've noticed. 

Once you get onto level 23 and above experience comes thick and fast, 18k here, 22k there. And then once you do the first Enduro you can get over 100k (granted it takes over an hour and a half to race it).

With an hour and a half of repetitive racing up my sleeve i've begun to notice the AI flaws. They like to cut you off if you are passing them but not on the racing line. It's as if they are trying to give me room as they see me coming up from behind but instead of staying out of my way they move off the racing line but by which point i'm already lined up to pass on the other side. Sigh.

The formula GT is a hell of a car, but why didn't PD update their flagship car to a Premium model? Shrug.

The FGT setting's i'm using to good effect are below:
downforce
F 70
R 90
Gear
top speed 390
LSD
15/45/55
suspension
height
5/5 10/10 for bumpy
spring rate 17.4/17.5
dampers E 8/8
dampers C 6/6
roll bars 7/7
camber angle F 2.0 R 1.0
Toe angle F 0.00 R -0.20
Brake balance 4/1

These settings have helped me gold three of the FGT championship races and looks to be good enough for the others.

NOTE: Has anyone else realised you can race for pole position in championships by 'practicing' once entered into the championship of your choice? I didn't but it makes a hell of a difference to be out in front from the get-go. 

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  # 418109 16-Dec-2010 13:55
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Kaz Yamauchi tweeted this last night...

"Premium models are still made of course. An update or, DLC or a or a GT6 or has not decided yet. RT @ Francesca9918 : @ Kaz_Yamauchi DLC or future updates of room for mounting a vehicle on delivery available?"

So DLC might still be on the cards, worst case scenario is that GT6 is what GT5 was expected to be.

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  # 418293 16-Dec-2010 22:25
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FINALLY PASSED THE TOP GEAR CHALLENGE. It was amazing i was so excited i ran around the house like I did when Winston Reid knocked in the goal to get us the draw with slovakia.

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  # 418566 17-Dec-2010 17:02
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JarrodM: FINALLY PASSED THE TOP GEAR CHALLENGE. It was amazing i was so excited i ran around the house like I did when Winston Reid knocked in the goal to get us the draw with slovakia.


Lol! A day you will never forget!

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  # 422057 28-Dec-2010 11:06
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Anyone else tried using custom music for race BGM ?
Ive managed to set it once with a playlist, but now Ive removed thatg PL and added a different one and it seems to ignore the fact that i set a new PL. :(




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  # 422154 28-Dec-2010 16:26
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And now its working again...buggy :)




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  # 426784 13-Jan-2011 11:13
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Never reaslised there was some Holdens available in the game :) Now have a Monaro and some other Holden sitting in the garage. Nice to see some "local" flavour in the game.




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