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Old 04-23-2008, 10:16 AM   #16
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Oh, come on. Just install windows on a second partition or external drive and boot into it when you want to play. Your Linux street cred won't be stripped away if you're only in windows long enough to play a game. I run bootcamp on my Mac, and can boot into windows specifically for VRC and nothing else. While a little part of my soul dies each time, it's totally worth it.
http://picasaweb.google.com/rcsteve9...94115845347442

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Those errors are probably from me not having a graphics card. I am using the Intel on board stuff. Maybe If I got a graphics card this thing would be dialed, because I have a 3ghz Pentium D and 2gb of ram. I know, not the best, but it is lightning with Linux. If VRC4 is supported by Windows 2000, I'll throw in another HDD or partition. I would rather run 2000 because it is alot faster than XP or Vista and if I only use it for VRC, I think I can go without all the Internet security crap. If this comes out July that would be perfect because my B-Day is in August.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:55 PM   #17
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Anyone know where the cheapest place on line is for the vrc game?
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:00 PM   #18
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at your local hobby store/track.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:02 PM   #19
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Its probably the same price everywhere though, right?
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http://picasaweb.google.com/rcsteve9...94115845347442

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Those errors are probably from me not having a graphics card. I am using the Intel on board stuff. Maybe If I got a graphics card this thing would be dialed, because I have a 3ghz Pentium D and 2gb of ram. I know, not the best, but it is lightning with Linux. If VRC4 is supported by Windows 2000, I'll throw in another HDD or partition. I would rather run 2000 because it is alot faster than XP or Vista and if I only use it for VRC, I think I can go without all the Internet security crap. If this comes out July that would be perfect because my B-Day is in August.
You must have spent all of 5 mintues trying to tweak XP, even without slimming down the install with nLite a clean xp install will boot on a modern machine in 30-45 seconds once past the bios, install that your video driver (which likely isn't supported for 2000) and the game, no big deal. Vista is a pig and should be slaughtered like such
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:14 PM   #21
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You must have spent all of 5 mintues trying to tweak XP, even without slimming down the install with nLite a clean xp install will boot on a modern machine in 30-45 seconds once past the bios, install that your video driver (which likely isn't supported for 2000) and the game, no big deal. Vista is a pig and should be slaughtered like such
I actually kind of spend like 2 minutes. nLite? I need to look into that, I know there are a couple of program for Vista too that will cut down on the memory and PCU power it needs. I had the EVGA 8500GT and I know it was supported by 2000 (returned it for a PCI USB card and some fans to deal with the heat, the VIA integrated in my comp is fine for linux). I really hope VRC won't cut off support for 2000. As long as they don't I am good. I know my dad has 3 ATI cards somewhere, so I will see about that. I wish Google would fund Wine a little more so they can get some of the kinks ironed out. It is tough to make stuff work without cutting into copyrights.
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:19 PM   #22
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ive seen it at various prices.but is it worth it with vrc pro on the way?
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I have a Shuttle XPC, one of those little cubes, and I need to find out whats the best card going right now that fits my PC. I need a single slot width card that can be no longer than a standard PCI-E. I think the NVidia 8600gt was the best. Anyone know of a better one? And I know that 8800GT is a killer, but its too long for a Shuttle. If I can find a decent card Im probably going to get this and then upgrade when V4 comes out.
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the best card out atm is the Nvidia 9600GT or something. it's dual GPU anyway. its huge though... check your motherboard though! when we got our pc we bought it just before PCI-E came out, so it only has PCI+AGP. and guess what. we have the best AGP card we can. so no upgrades!

Steve; try a full XP install under Qemu, VRC probably needs a full windows install.
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Only niggle the guys must note is that the game requires a graphics card that supports T&L ie: texture and lighting or it wont work.
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Ive been playing on the free vrc game from their site. Im using the keyboard and racing at the Rcspeedway in the sedan class and the best lap i can get is 6.9 secs. if you are beating this please share your setup as we dont do oval here in the uk. We are all dizzy enough
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Pug you can find alot of setups / info here
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the best card out atm is the Nvidia 9600GT or something. it's dual GPU anyway. its huge though... check your motherboard though! when we got our pc we bought it just before PCI-E came out, so it only has PCI+AGP. and guess what. we have the best AGP card we can. so no upgrades!

Steve; try a full XP install under Qemu, VRC probably needs a full windows install.

No its the 9800 GX2 thats the best card out.
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Question about the USB dongle... This may sound dumb, I looked at it and it has two servo connectors, steering and throttle I assume, so my question is if you dont have a spare receiver I guess you would have to just set your car up on the computer desk and unplug your S and T from the receiver?
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Question about the USB dongle... This may sound dumb, I looked at it and it has two servo connectors, steering and throttle I assume, so my question is if you dont have a spare receiver I guess you would have to just set your car up on the computer desk and unplug your S and T from the receiver?
That's exactly right. You can buy a USB extension cable for a few bucks that makes this much easier, because the USB adapter plugs right into the computer otherwise.
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