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himmatsj Sep 5, 2013 @ 11:02pm
Having issues controlling the car
Ok, I'm a huge F1 fan here. Last F1 game I played was F1 06 on my PS2, and I used to win with no assists on the hardest difficulty setting. I have also played a few racing games in between, and have spent a lot of time on Real Racing 3, a mobile racing sim (pretty good).

What I don't understand is, many times when I attempt to accelerate and my car is fairly straight, the moment I turn left or right a bit I get sent into a spin. Turning all assists on doesn't seem to help.

I am baffled by this.

Anyway, I tried the open wheel car on a few tracks...and well that's the kind of handling I like.

Is this how the cars would normally handle in real life, and my judgement has been intoxicated by the high-downforce world of F1?

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Ļeroy jenkins Sep 9, 2013 @ 4:27pm 
Sounds like the usual keyboard racers issue. Get a controller with pressure sensetive trigers for the gas/break and analog stick for stearing and you shouldnt have this issue anymore. full gas and full turn at the same time will spin you out.
Peter Stark Sep 18, 2013 @ 1:25pm 
As said -- keyboard players have this problem, because when you put full power on your wheels you either spin (RWD) - go straight (FWD) - understeer (4WD).
You basically have to get less power when going into corner, hold the power till you meet apex, then raise power to full when exiting the corner. Exact scenarios differ, since there is mass, velocity, traction and vector of the car's movement as variables, but what I wrote is standard F1 cornering scenario. (Where there is a lot of downforce and RWD).
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