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Robert MacEwen
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PostSubject: howdy!   Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 19:51

Wow! What a cool site!.
My name is Robert and I am 58 years old.
Got hooked on simracing with Indy 500 simulation by Papyrus on my old 386 sx 16 computer.

Haven't stopped since.

In real life was lucky to race motocross, a few slaloms and even did a few races in the old Lola T342.
I was amazed when I found that it had been modeled for rFactor!

Cannot describe the feeling of blasting around virtual Westwood B.C. in my virtual T342!

I finally figured out the fast entry into The Carousel after a couple hundred laps [ and about 30 years later] ... Wish had these mods back then. Would have made a huge difference.
..Same with the " infamous " Turn 3 .

SimRacing does help drivers learn. It's an awesome tool. It's amazing how much progress has been made.

My brother will be racing a Van Diemen Formula Continental this year. I suggested that he would benefit from some simracing over the winter... but he doesn't have time for " video games ". SMH.

I found your very interesting site when searching for setups and info about the 1976 Formula Atlantics mod. By far my favorite mod. I just love them.

Was pleased to see that my low 1:04's at Westwood are in the ballpark.

Believe it or not... there are still places without high speed internet! Like where I live.

Unfortunately it will be a couple of years before I can race with you folks -even if i was graciously granted an entry... this satellite connection is just too laggy for any online gaming.

I still wanted to register here and show support for your awesome site and hard work.

This is a great simracing community.... I'll be hanging around.

Best regards,
robert
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Alberto Ibañez
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PostSubject: Re: howdy!   Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 19:59

Welcome Robert :top:

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Got hooked on simracing with Indy 500 simulation by Papyrus on my old 386 sx 16 computer.

Now those are some credentials! :D

We would like to see you racing here, so give a try in one HSO servers before ruling out your connection, rfactor is not that demanding and can accept some slower ones. Smile

P.D: plese edit your profile with your real name, its mandatory here thanks :hello:


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Frank Verplanken
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PostSubject: Re: howdy!   Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 20:07

Hi Robert :hello: Welcome among us and thanks for the kind words Smile Could you please edit your profile with your full name - it's the rule at HSO Smile

Nice to hear you drove on the great Westwood track - I just love this track and it was a blast to race on with the Atlantic cars when we did the CASC series Cool ! I hope you'll get a decent internet connection soon, you sound like the cliché HSO member : true racing fan, courteous and enthusiast :top: ! And a Papyrus Indy 500 lover too :drink:  :clap: !

In the meantime feel free to hang around. If your connection does not allow you to do official races, you can still give it a try on our training servers if you want... when the satellite is at its zenith over your little piece of B.C. (not sure this gives you a better bandwith though geek ).

:hello:

edit : dang I was real slow typing that one ^^

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Ben Paulet
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PostSubject: Re: howdy!   Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 20:19

I think the problem is not the bandwith, but the ping. And for simulation, the ping is more than important.

Hi Robert and welcome here. :frank:

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Robert MacEwen
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PostSubject: Re: howdy!   Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 20:22

Thanks for the warm welcome and kind words Frank and Alberto.. much appreciated.

I will edit my profile.. just need to find my way around a bit.

So i just change my username?

For sure I'll try a server later this eve when sat isn't so busy.

ping is usually over 800ms. For practice might be okay! Shweeet.

Thanks so much again for taking the time... Wow.

Hello Ben.. Thanks! Yeah ping is mighty high.

Thanks guys
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Frank Verplanken
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PostSubject: Re: howdy!   Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 20:30

Yep just change your username, that'll do the trick Wink

Ouch 800ms affraid Give it a try anyway Wink

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Robert MacEwen
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PostSubject: Re: howdy!   Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 20:38

Okay there we go. Looks around....

I feel all naked [ shudder ]. Rolling Eyes

Nice to meet you Frank, Alberto and Ben.

I'll be back later.. have some work to do here.

Thanks again for time and suggestions.

Cheers!
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Carl Larrad
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PostSubject: Re: howdy!   Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 21:18

Welcome to HSO Robert , thats a beautiful part of the world you come from it's
a real shame about the demise of westwood , your very lucky to have been there Wink

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Richard Coxon
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PostSubject: Re: howdy!   Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 21:25

Welcome to HSO Robert :drink:

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Timo Vermeersch
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PostSubject: Re: howdy!   Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 21:46

Welcome Robert.

Haha, the days where we still pounded the blue March around the brickyard... I missed Revs and Indy 500 was my first sim experience. It felt so real back then... I destroyed several arrow-keys playing it. Well mainly left arrows actually Laughing




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Robert MacEwen
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PostSubject: Re: howdy!   Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 21:59

Hey thanks Richard!

Hi Carl thanks for the welcome. Yes Westwood is gone. It was a very special and different kind of
racing track that had some mysterious ways... some folks claimed that person could race it a lifetime and never nail turn 3 perfectly. The rFactor mod seems pretty accurate by my rusting recollection.
Guess that will have to suffice. Nice to meet you.

Hello Timo.

Thanks for the welcome.
Yep! That's the one!
I agree seemed real.. especially ability to set up the chassis. Way cool.

Sorry to hear about your arrow keys.. we experienced that as well until found out a joystick would configure in.
Nice smooth turn ins just a slow gentle puuuuuush.. was faster too.

I still don't trust arrow keys to this day.
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