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F1 2012 - Official Thread

F1 2012 - Official Thread

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JayTee94

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10,974 posts

54 months

Saturday 4th August 2012
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Hi.

It is getting to that time of year again where the guys at Codemasters bring out another stunning game (based on F1 2011) and by looking at these two videos it seems as though they will succeed again.

It seems most things at this time are still in the development stage but looking at the video's it appears that you can set where you want the brake bias which is a great feature. It still has DRS & KERS which is a subject that has caused conflict and debate in the past but real Formula One cars have it so I think it should stay and it something else to play with. I wonder if it will be a closer race for the championship like this years.

The release date is September 21st 2012 so who will be buying it, bearing in mind a couple of games like Forza Horizon will be out around that time aswell.

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fesuvious

4,715 posts

138 months

Saturday 4th August 2012
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you can set brake bias on 2011...

I will be buying! And still have GT5 in the wrapper as a result of F1 2010 & 2011!

Biggest issue for me is the fact that proper 'racers' are massively in the minority online. There are too many tts who think its dodgem cars.

And I can never find a Grand Prix or Endurance to take part in online either.

Love the game though!

JayTee94

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10,974 posts

54 months

Saturday 4th August 2012
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I agree - online did become boring and I very rarely go online now for that very reason.

How do you adjust brake bias then? I have all aids off and hardest setting? Am I being stupid or is it hidden?!

blippo1984

324 posts

43 months

Saturday 4th August 2012
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Brake bias is a new feature in 2012

Let's hope it's not ruined by bugs like F1 2011...

JayTee94

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10,974 posts

54 months

Sunday 5th August 2012
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That would be good. I think F1 2010 was the most glitchy though, and improved vastly with F1 2011.

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fesuvious

4,715 posts

138 months

Sunday 5th August 2012
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I'm playing 2011;

In the car setup area you can select brake bias front/rear
(I generally play 48/52)

JayTee94

Original Poster:

10,974 posts

54 months

Sunday 5th August 2012
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fesuvious said:
I'm playing 2011;

In the car setup area you can select brake bias front/rear
(I generally play 48/52)
Ah I understand now. I will have a play later. In the video it appears you can adjust it on the move in 2012. smile

Mini1275

10,884 posts

79 months

Monday 6th August 2012
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JayTee94

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10,974 posts

54 months

Monday 6th August 2012
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Thanks - I cannot wait till September 21st now! biggrinbiggrin

skinny

3,755 posts

132 months

Monday 3rd September 2012
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i'm still on 2010 but only halfway through the season, gave up due to bugs and glitches. couldn't be bothered with 2011 as heard it wasn't much better, just more up to date with the cars etc.

2012 might be worth getting hold of tho now they've had a chance to improve again. looking forward to the austin circuit too! smile

Moley RUFC

2,616 posts

86 months

Thursday 6th September 2012
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Looking forward to it. The developer forays look awesome especially as an improvement on my beloved PS3 graphic wise.

For now I'll leave with this image of bedlam on F1 2011 that happened right in front of me (who says the AI don't crash!). You can see my Force India neatly nipping up the inside.

Needless to say Petrov was found up a tree 3 miles from the track. See'ya!!!!!!

fesuvious

4,715 posts

138 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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erm, making a pass with all four wheels off the track.........

I think somebody is due a drive through penalty

you cheat!

Moley RUFC

2,616 posts

86 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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Lol.

I'm no Cock-a-Naldo! Petrov lost it across the gravel came back onto the track where Kobayashi collected him at full pace and launched him into the Monza sky.

Very very funny incident as it appeared that Kobayashi just carried on after it.

This incident brings me onto my biggest gripe with this F1 series. Lack of replays and more importantly lack of replay from the other cars. I would have loved to have seen the view from Petrov's car. The other benefit this could bring is being able to ride on board with Vettel or Alonso who is actually nailing a lap and seeing where they are making their time up. What gear they are in, speed into corner etc.

Sadly because of the way the game is made I doubt this will ever happen but alas I'm still looking forward to it.

khevolution

1,589 posts

92 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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Moley RUFC said:
Lol.

I'm no Cock-a-Naldo! Petrov lost it across the gravel came back onto the track where Kobayashi collected him at full pace and launched him into the Monza sky.

Very very funny incident as it appeared that Kobayashi just carried on after it.

This incident brings me onto my biggest gripe with this F1 series. Lack of replays and more importantly lack of replay from the other cars. I would have loved to have seen the view from Petrov's car. The other benefit this could bring is being able to ride on board with Vettel or Alonso who is actually nailing a lap and seeing where they are making their time up. What gear they are in, speed into corner etc.

Sadly because of the way the game is made I doubt this will ever happen but alas I'm still looking forward to it.
I think this is being included, im sure i saw it in a developer video somewhere

weyland yutani

1,352 posts

61 months

Friday 7th September 2012
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Moley RUFC said:
Lol.

I'm no Cock-a-Naldo! Petrov lost it across the gravel came back onto the track where Kobayashi collected him at full pace and launched him into the Monza sky.

Very very funny incident as it appeared that Kobayashi just carried on after it.

This incident brings me onto my biggest gripe with this F1 series. Lack of replays and more importantly lack of replay from the other cars. I would have loved to have seen the view from Petrov's car. The other benefit this could bring is being able to ride on board with Vettel or Alonso who is actually nailing a lap and seeing where they are making their time up. What gear they are in, speed into corner etc.

Sadly because of the way the game is made I doubt this will ever happen but alas I'm still looking forward to it.
Racing online the other night Some bellend passed me by completely straight lining Della Roggia, tried cutting Ascari too but totally lost it and flew into the barriers, loved it!

It doesnt seem like a whole lot has changed for '12. I wont be buying until I've read others impressions of it.

Steve UK

277 posts

83 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Demo tomorrow on Xbox? Wednesday on PS3?

With all it's faults I couldn't believe it last night when loading, the stats say I have done 5300miles eek

I have had some great close races on 2011, looking forward to 2012

JayTee94

Original Poster:

10,974 posts

54 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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Sweet. I will download the demo later. I had a great race last night at Monza. I was Button will all assists off (as usual) and had close racing with many drivers.

Looking forward to this one. thumbup

sparks_E39

8,643 posts

110 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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I've read quite a few first impressions, mostly positive smile

JayTee94

Original Poster:

10,974 posts

54 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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I had a quick play earlier before I popped out. I like the graphics, small details that they put into certain off track parts. I also like some new additions.

I dislike the size of the rear wing while looking back (McLaren) and in the short amount of time I had it took an age to get the wheel-spin without any aids on - that may change with time though.

24lemons

1,623 posts

82 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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Just had a go on the demo and first thought was here we go again... Not that it's bad, it just isn't that much different from the last one, which wasn't much different to the one before that. It's. Obviously unfair to jump to conclusions based on a demo as the game itself might be great but there's nothing that I've seen that makes me feel excited enough to buy it. My interest in last years game lasted a couple of weeks max then went altogether and I havent played it in months.

Maybe it's just me getting curmudgeonly in my old age but Its left me a bit cold...