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A.net Racing League - Season 5 - A1GP Style  
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

Following on in the series of games we have had on Batracer, we now have season five available for registration.

Season Five is different from the previous four games however, season five is based on the A1GP series.
Single player teams and identical cars make for great racing and with the cars being identical, much fairer.



From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A1_Grand_Prix

A1GP (formerly A1 Grand Prix) is an open-wheel auto racing series. It is unique in its field in that competitors represent their nation as opposed to a constructor, which is traditional in most formula racing series including Formula One. As such, it is often promoted as the World Cup of Motorsport. The series is ratified and regulated by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), and races (collectively known as A1GP World Cup of Motorsport) are held in the traditional Formula One off season, the northern hemisphere winter.[1]

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Joining the game

A1GP Carset / Circuits

Firstly, you need to register here:-
http://batracer.com/-gr

Once you've registered successfully, click the link below:-

http://batracer.com/-cj?&D&16077

Password: johan

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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

How does BATRacer work?
From the site... (it's easier than it sounds)

Car Setup Page and Practice Laps

For each race you need to tune your car to a particular circuit. Fast circuits need low drag settings, and bumpy circuits need more supple suspension. Check your engineers report for initial advice. When you are ready to drive your first lap, click on TEST.

Driving Laps and Fine Tuning

Each time you take to the circuit you will gain more information about the car and which parameters you need to change. The ideal setup lies somewhere between the indicated "lo" and "hi" values. By positioning the slider for each parameter within this range you can fine tune your setup to perfection. The biggest performance gains are usually made within the first few laps.

Experimentation Slider

You can control the amount of information you get back from a lap by adjusting this slider. Be warned though - pushing too hard could result in an accident!

Team Work

You can access your team mates setup at any time. Use Team Talk to collaborate on setup information to make the most of your available laps.

Driving Style


These parameters apply to your behavior in a race. There are usually two parameters for both dry and wet conditions. For instance, you can decide to take it more easy in wet races, or perhaps push harder because everybody else is being cautious! It's up to you.

Overall Speed/Pace - The faster you go the greater the chance of an accident.

Aggression - If you are more aggressive it is easier to pass, but there is an increased chance of collision.

Tyre Use - If you give your tyres a hard life you will go quicker initially, but they will wear out quicker making you slower over a long stint. You should select a setting appropriate to your strategy or tyre selection.

Mechanical Sympathy - You can a little extra performance out of your car if you are willing to accept an increased chance of a breakdown.

Pit Stops - There are two sliders for driver and team. Cautious stops are slower but on the other hand there is less chance of somebody making a mistake and costing even more time.

Race Start - Choose between making a fast start or the increased risk of stalling or other calamity. Overtaking is easier on the first lap, so you may want to push harder if you are worried about being overtaken or simply want to try and make up for a bad qualifying session.



Qualifying


Qualifying is calculated automatically at the end of practice, and is a better indication of true performance than practice. Of course, it also decides the race grid.

You can decide which tyres to use for qualifying and how hard to push. If the race series you are in allows more than one lap for qualifying, it is recommended that your first lap is taken easy.

Some race series also allow you to decide when to take to the circuit. Generally later in the qualifying session is faster, but there may also be an increased chance of getting caught in traffic.



The Race


Like qualifying, the race is calculated at the end of a live warmup session. If the race weekend has mostly had consistent weather it is likely that everybody has good setups - so having a good race stategy could swing a race in your favour.

Basic Strategy

Choose your starting tyre, the number of pit stops you want to make and on which laps. This is fairly simple - just make sure you don't pit at the same time as your team mate!

Dealing with Changing Conditions

If it rains you need to decide which tyres you want to be on. Set the sliders to control the suitability of each tyre for wet or dry conditions. A checkbox allows you to omit some tyre choices from your race programme entirely.

A "changing tyres" slider controls how readily you will pit to fit different tyres if the weather conditions change. Pitting too often to change to more suitable tyres will always give you a faster car overall, but you may lose time overall with too many pit stops and being stuck behind traffic.

You can also configure your reaction to yellow flags, by entering the number of laps within a scheduled pit stop where you will reschedule it because of the yellow flag. Pitting under a yellow flag costs less time than when everybody is racing at full speed, but if you do this too far away from a scheduled pit stop you may be faced with driving a car very heavy on fuel.



The Order of Play and Race Results


Generally most races start with a live practice session, culminating in qualifying being calculated, and then a live warmup session, culminating in the race.

When the session advances you should receive an e-mail, and when you enter the game you can view the results from the link on the Office or News pages. The race results page features several analysis tools, graphs and maps and a means to watch or replay the race lap by lap.


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

I have signed a drive to represent Europe.

Adam


User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Joined as Brazil

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Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 3):
Joined as Brazil

Not Jamaica 'man' ?


User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 4):
Not Jamaica 'man' ?

Nah, not this time. I believe Brazil has the better car Big grin Australia also has a good looking colour scheme.



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineBAPILOT2B From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

Always wanted to join the A.Net F1 league but will have to make do with A1 :P. Joined as England Big grin.


Jason Nicholls - v1images
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8447 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1943 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 5):
Australia also has a good looking colour scheme

My helmet design also seems to work with it!


User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1939 times:

Dibs on anything that is in the Axis of Evil. If not, dibs on.......Germany or France.

EDIT: In case I get no point at all today, do I still win (ANRL Season 4) b/c I have more points than Mottley? Damn shame my car finally broke down in qualy on the LAST race.

[Edited 2007-07-12 14:30:10]

User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 8):
EDIT: In case I get no point at all today, do I still win (ANRL Season 4) b/c I have more points than Mottley? Damn shame my car finally broke down in qualy on the LAST race.

Yes you will.

Even if Mottley won the race and you retired, you would still win on race win count back.

Congratulations.


User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Thacher Shuts Waterfield Up
He needed a bump.


User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Joined as Malta. Man i love the paint on that car, looks awesome  silly  How many more needed before we can begin?

rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 11):
How many more needed before we can begin?

7, which may be pushing it for us.

Quoting BAPILOT2B (Reply 6):

Welcome, I see we have a new serious challenger for the top spot



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Lidsters out of town, so it's really six. Where are Piraro and Helan? That's two more. As always, advertise the game in the BAT forums if needed.

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 12):
7, which may be pushing it for us.

Well i guess if push comes to shove some of us could make mirror accounts jjust to fill the numbers, and let them sit dormant or race 2 accounts.

rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineBAPILOT2B From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 14):
Well i guess if push comes to shove some of us could make mirror accounts just to fill the numbers, and let them sit dormant or race 2 accounts.

I wouldn't really advise to do this. I tried to do it for a private game of mine I started but ended up getting a temporary ban and black flag on my KT account and the dupe account locked.

Unless you can make a dupe account to fill some spaces on a different PC & Internet connection to the PC you are using for BAT Racer primarily.

I do think it is better to keep the series to A.Net/Aviation Enthusiasts only.  Smile.

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 12):
Welcome, I see we have a new serious challenger for the top spot

Thanks, Just hope I can keep up the competitiveness throughout the season!



Jason Nicholls - v1images
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 10):
Thacher Shuts Waterfield Up
He needed a bump.

Your funny  Wow!  Wink

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 12):
7, which may be pushing it for us.

As already said 6, Henz will join when he gets back off vacation.

I think Allpress may be signing up for the season too, even though he didn't take part in the last game much.

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 13):
Lidsters out of town, so it's really six. Where are Piraro and Helan? That's two more. As always, advertise the game in the BAT forums if needed.

Well Helen went AWOL about half way through the last game, and judging by Priaro's times he was also AWOL.

Maybe you two, if needs be - will you just join the game so we can start it, even if you don't want to precipitate? Maybe we could also call on Pipo777? Kaddyuk?

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 14):
Well i guess if push comes to shove some of us could make mirror accounts just to fill the numbers, and let them sit dormant or race 2 accounts.

Mottley did this a couple of games ago with Mika Hakkinen and it was locked.


User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

I got the UK car. Who beat me to the England one (P.S. I want Devon car too... Cornwall would suffice :p)


AF BE BY FR MV PD SZ U2 VZ DHC6, 8-3/4Q, 732/8, 763ER, A319, A380
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Quoting EXTspotter (Reply 17):
I got the UK car.

Welcome  Smile

Quoting EXTspotter (Reply 17):
Who beat me to the England one

That would be BAPILOT2B.

Quoting BA757 (Reply 16):
even if you don't want to precipitate?

That should have clearly been participate, not precipitate. I don't think you want to rain.


User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 18):
I don't think you want to rain.

Those are more fun.


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

We need SIX more players before we can start the game.

Five if you count BA777 who will join when he returns from vacation.


User currently offlineBAPILOT2B From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1853 times:

Only 4 players needed now.

Paulo Roberto Pol has taken Scotland.

Henry Lidster has taken Monaco.

Looking forward to the season starting  Smile.



Jason Nicholls - v1images
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1847 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 16):
Priaro's times he was also AWOL.

Well aware, but he also had KoolTools so he must like BAT somewhat. BTW, all I gotta say is KTs are for chumps!


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Quoting BAPILOT2B (Reply 21):
Paulo Roberto Pol has taken Scotland.

That must be GKirk with the semi-daft name.

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 22):
Well aware, but he also had KoolTools so he must like BAT somewhat.

Must do, I'll PM him in a couple of days and see if he wants to join.

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 22):
BTW, all I gotta say is KTs are for chumps!

Hey you got lucky, I failed to finish the first five races (god knows why) then I was soloing for most of the season. It could have all been so different! :p


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

We still need four more players or we cannot start the game.

Where are all the Americans that love their motor sport?


25 Post contains images Nosedive : Excuses. Dude, I fell out of at least 3 races while dominating. KTs are still for chumps, regardless Soloing does blow ass. I've had to do it twice i
26 Post contains images BA757 : Bah, I am still two times champion! I see MrChips has joined. Now we only need three others to start.
27 BA757 : Anymore players? If nobody else joins up soon we will have to plug BAT Forums / other games for a few more players. I'll PM a couple of the old guys a
28 Post contains images Legoguy : Time to make up some fake accounts then?
29 Pipo777 : Hey guys, I'll join as soon as I get home tonight (Australia time)...I hope to have more spare time for this season, I had no free time for the last F
30 Bill142 : I think you could get away with it if you use real names.
31 Legoguy : With GSM763 and Pipo777 joining, that leaves us requiring one more person. Looking good at the moment, may not need to fake an account. Great to see
32 Post contains images DavestanKSAN : I miss the old emails "Session Updated." Come on you old gits, get it together. I'm Hawaii btw. . Hopefully there will be some Hawaiian girls on the g
33 Post contains images Pipo777 : Just joined... Team Venezuela! I couldn't remember my username/password...that's why I needed to wait until I got home...but somehow it came back to m
34 USAIRWAYS321 : I'm in as Team Canada...I've actually got time to be committed this season.
35 Legoguy : This is the biggest season yet with 17 people! I guess the game can be started now cough cough Adam cough cough.Any suggestions to what the best time
36 Nosedive : Because, I'm moving back to the States here in a few weeks, I would like midnight GMT. Predictions, folks. Tire care is going to be key. BTW, anyone r
37 VTBDflyer : Midnight GMT works best for me. But anything works as long as we get going soon, I'm suffering from BATRacer withdrawl. VTBDflyer
38 Post contains images BA757 : Midnight BST it is then. BST guys, BST. GMT = Winter Thanks to all those guys who joined up when I PM'ed you.
39 USAIRWAYS321 : On the main screen underneath your car graphic it lists "Playing as: Name" and then there's an Edit link. Click it.
40 Post contains images Bapilot2b : Great first race guys! .
41 Post contains images Nosedive : And.... I'm a Kraut Save for the fact my steering went out!
42 Post contains images BAPILOT2B : Yeah I noticed you didnt have much luck on lap 12 and 13. Amazingly by that time I already had a 10 second lead over you, almost reuined by my driver
43 Post contains images BA757 : Just trying to stop this being archived. This current A1GP game is good, probably the best season we have had.
44 Post contains images BAPILOT2B : Things are hotting up nicely . Here is how the championship stands so far. 1) Adamino Wasserfeld - Europe - 86 Points 2) Dave Vilenius - Brazil - 69 P
45 Post contains images Jamesbuk : Sorry guys.. been on holiday for the last week and when i got on the pc's couldn't remember my BAT password Will get back on there in a few mins and s
46 Post contains images Legoguy : Neither of us have had a race failure yet. I've had afew in qualifying so I'm hoping you'll get your failure soon (praying that its in a race)
47 Post contains images BA757 : Your jinx just worked. Retired. Now your only 11 points behind me. Cheers for that. Your determined to get one over me this game aren't you?
48 BAPILOT2B : That was just great! lol. Never say never eh! 12 Points in front of me....im coming to get you :P.
49 Legoguy : hehehehehe, sorry about that. I didn't gain to main points though. Mottley came from nowhere at the end! 11 points is quite alot behind me. And now i
50 Post contains images BA757 : Just trying to stop this getting archived. Great season, though I see Nichols has stolen my championship lead!
51 Post contains images BAPILOT2B : Until I mess up somewhere down the line . Hopefully not though! .
52 Post contains links BA757 : A.net Racing League - Season 6 - A1GP Take 2! (by BA757 Aug 21 2007 in Non Aviation) Season six is open for joining!
53 BA757 : Final Championship Result 1) Jason Nicholls - Eng - 139 2) Adam Waterfield - Eur - 129 3) Dave Henderson - Bra - 123 4) Chris Priaro - Ita - 121 5) Pa
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