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#251 Breadmaster

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:02

cannot wait!

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#252 Zippel

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:52

Foul Temptress! You will not have me!!!

#253 Chicken McNuggets

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 17:12

I just can't work out how to have a clean race in GP2. I took pole in the first race, but keep crashing out, having had race-ruining errors or reliability problems etc., in every single race since, and I must be about half way through the season by now. I've made my driving style dramatically more conservative, like F1 '86, and even now little errors etc. are still happening as I struggle my way to an anonymous and uncompetitive 10th or something, lol. Honestly, I'm amazed how half the field isn't crashing out of every race. Maybe they really are and I just haven't noticed, lol.

On the other hand, I've just dominated an F1 '97 season on my way to securing my third public title and another Teams' title with three races still to go. :D That's the first time I've had a season like that on BATracer, where I seem to be the game's 'favoured one'.

#254 panzani

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 18:01

Sometimes, Chicken, when decreasing the sliders doesn't work out, increasing does... ;)

And congrats for the 1997 season! Well done, 3 races to go is very very good! :drunk:

Edited by panzani, 20 August 2009 - 18:02.


#255 Chicken McNuggets

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 17:23

Thankee! :stoned: Oddly enough I'm now on a four-race pointless run, but had built up such a lead in the races up to Hungary that I still sealed both titles at that early a stage.

And yeah, I wish I'd unchecked the WR box before joining a (public) GP2 game for the first time. My first try at DTM was nothing like as disastrous as this, lol. I just got to the end of Silverstone Feature just fine, but had crashed out or something from qualifying and could only work up to 15th or something from the back, nowhere near the points. That's one of the things about GP2 - right now, I keep on having 'unlucky' qualifying troubles or early retirements from feature races and therefore ruining my whole weekend because I can't work myself up enough places into the points positions in the sprint races which only go down to sixth. Without crashing. **scratches head**



#256 Breadmaster

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 20:25

unchecking the "WR" box is cheating....;)

#257 Chicken McNuggets

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 22:35

In the interests of balance, I am now obliged to report that I have only now just gone and WON the Hockenheim Sprint. :eek:

I'd finished in P8 for the Feature and had utterly forgotten about the whole reverse grid thing, I'd been just so delighted to get my first in-race point!

#258 Breadmaster

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 23:21

Having returned from holiday I find myself with many free slots - is there a game going or does someone want to team up?

#259 Makarias

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 22:09

F1 2008 RENAULT HURRY HURRY
password: safe

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#260 Breadmaster

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 16:34

;)

#261 Dispenser89

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 21:34

Hey, do you have a clan? If so, how do i join?

#262 Breadmaster

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:35

There's an AtlasF1 clan...... I'm not in it atm though..... currently battling for the hapless Team Ireland!

#263 panzani

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 14:47

Hey, do you have a clan? If so, how do i join?

Post here or send me by PM your batracer name or profile link and I'll invite you, Dispenser89.


#264 Chicken McNuggets

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 18:02

Poo. I'm trying to find someone I teamed up with in an F1 '09 game recently so that I could rate and comment on him on his profile (having forgotten to do so before the game was archived). Unfortunately, he has quite a common name and when I try to search for him by either first or last name via the Player Profiles search, the list of results only goes down so far (to people who signed up in '07 for example). And I'm pretty sure he was a fairly new user. So, unless he posts on my profile page, is there any other way of locating his profile again?

In any case, that'll teach me to dither before rating people in future. I wasn't aware of that search limit. :(

#265 panzani

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 19:23

Remember, Chicken, when one joins a game the name/surname can be filled with whatever one wants, even though the real name is enforced, so I'd guess anyone can type, for instance, Tim Johnson or something...;)

When I join a game I usually add the team mate as a buddy so I can view his profile when needed.;)

#266 Chicken McNuggets

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 15:28

Yep, that's the man I was talking about, well done, well done. :lol: Unless you're suggesting the name 'Tim Johnson' to be some kind of 'Alan Smithee' of BATracer? :eek: In which case, he really is long, long gone...

I could've sworn that was his name when I looked at his main profile though, and that he'd signed up in 2009. Yet the search function only goes down to loads of inactive accounts registered in '06 or whenever. **shrugs**

#267 Zippel

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:48

Some change their name all the time. That NZer Sharky for one.

#268 Makarias

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 00:57

Public 09 Toyota
pw: mak

*fingers crossed*
Getting some unknown guy as teammate really is hit and miss, I've noticed recently.

#269 Chicken McNuggets

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 08:51

Would that be mid-season? And don't we need to know the game ID to be able to join you?

Edit: I'm presuming not... sorry, all my public slots are full. I can never find any interesting mid-season slots, a bit frustrating when I'm on the other side of the divide and the person who does get there first to join me mid-season in a Pro public game is one of those people who constantly fade in and out of the game, who doesn't seem to value being there. This is ultra-addictive and exciting BATracer, what on Earth possesses people to repeatedly log in and not test? :confused:

Edited by Chicken McNuggets, 22 October 2009 - 09:03.


#270 Makarias

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 11:09

When I skippety hop in here making panicky posts like that it's typically for public games.

I have only recently started teaming up with random teammates instead of the high quality clan buddies, and the experience has been fairly depressing, I think I could only say one out of four would qualify as properly good.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 15:03

I've started a F1 2006 game #47885, with no password, if any one has any free private game slots they need to fill up. :wave:

#272 Dispenser89

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 20:04

I've joined in one of the Ferraris. :cool:

#273 dank

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 09:08

I've started a F1 2006 game #47885, with no password, if any one has any free private game slots they need to fill up. :wave:


Haven't played in absolutely ages. Joined as one of the Red Bulls.

#274 Brawn BGP 001

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 21:15

I've started a F1 2006 game #47885, with no password, if any one has any free private game slots they need to fill up. :wave:

I'm one of the Honda's

#275 Makarias

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 09:56

BATracer Down

BATracer is presently unavailable due to legal issues concerning one or more of the user-submitted carsets. We are working to resolve this issue and to restore the site at the earliest opportunity.

Current Time: 09:52:16

[ Retry ]


NNNOOOOOO!

#276 dank

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:00

NNNOOOOOO!


What. The. Hell?!!

#277 Makarias

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:34

Heh, I'm impressed that the Retry link even works in the quote. Apparently Ferrari is the culprit.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:37

Heh, I'm impressed that the Retry link even works in the quote. Apparently Ferrari is the culprit.


How unbelievably petty :down:

#279 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:50

Sadly when it comes to copyright infringements its a bit difficult prosecuting a corporation like Coke for using Ferrari branding to promote their product after they have turned a blind eye to BatRacer :(

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#280 Breadmaster

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 10:55

I was 1 day away from winning a Ferrari Challenge game - no chance of that now :(

I know how Danny Glover feels......

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:08

Honestly i'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner, after all we know how the F1 police work.

Stamping out any fan having fun for free. :down:

Edited by Doughnut King, 02 November 2009 - 12:08.


#282 Chicken McNuggets

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:50

Reminds me of the whole thing that's always kept Ferraris out of the Gran Turismo series. So, what will happen to the Ferraris in the various F1 sets? They'll be 'Red Team' or something now, presumably.

The world is what it is on this kind of thing, but still, what a crying shame for BATracer.

Edited by Chicken McNuggets, 02 November 2009 - 12:50.


#283 Doughnut King

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 14:22

Reminds me of the whole thing that's always kept Ferraris out of the Gran Turismo series. So, what will happen to the Ferraris in the various F1 sets? They'll be 'Red Team' or something now, presumably.

The world is what it is on this kind of thing, but still, what a crying shame for BATracer.


I assume they'll be re-named but i wouldn't be surprised if the entires sets are ditched to prevent this occurring again, if FOM gets annoyed by Youtube clips no doubt they'd come down on Batracer just as bad.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 14:42

Damn, I was winning the Indy 500 one off race, and was doing about the win a Trans-Am series as well.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 15:05

I was 1 day away from winning a Ferrari Challenge game - no chance of that now :(

I know how Danny Glover feels......


You'll probably win something, it might just be an Arferri Challenge instead.

#286 Breadmaster

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 15:16

or a big silver trophy filled with Kimi Raikkonen's shite.....
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#287 Chicken McNuggets

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 15:25

I think this whole copyright thing may have actually appeared to me when I first discovered the game earlier this year, wondering how they could possibly be legally using all that material, but I just shrugged and presumed that they must've surely had that side of things covered, somehow. Could this be the start of an avalanche...

On a lighter note, I was doing pretty hideously in a Ferrari Challenge game at the time, although I was also leading an F1 '86 Teams' championship in one.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 15:59

Sadly when it comes to copyright infringements its a bit difficult prosecuting a corporation like Coke for using Ferrari branding to promote their product after they have turned a blind eye to BatRacer :(

I take it you'll be removing the Facebook logo from your post here:

http://forums.autosp...w...4304&st=240

Just in case Microsoft decide to use Facebook's logo illegally after they turned a blind eye to your post.

Alternatively why don't Ferrari (and you) just use common sense and judge each case of using Ferrari images on their own merit instead of comparing them to ridiculous scenarios.

Edited by se7en_24, 02 November 2009 - 16:02.


#289 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 17:24

I understand that there are copyright rules, and obviously also that all legal entities should abide by them.

But a free game, for what is for all intents and purposes nothing but fans bragging when they win, and how flock at the gates each time a new game start to pick up the Ferrari or McLaren as first choise?

Rules are rules, but what about granting blanket:

"Yes you can use Ferrari car sets under the following conditions, each car must only appear in the livery it did during the season it compete in. Thanks for choosing Ferrari, and come buy the real thing when you are tired of playing with virtual cars"

I just won a race yesterday in the Ferrari challenge, and is in the middle of a 1986 season piloting one :-(

:cool:



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Posted 02 November 2009 - 17:45

Looks like a retired Gestapo colonel has been recruited by Ferrari :o

They closed down the extremely popular Ferrari fan site www.theprancinghorse.co.uk the other day due to "trademark infringement" even though the site had been running for 6 years

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 22:49

*Shakes head*

As if I needed further reason to loathe that lot. :evil:

Do Ferrari really hold their fans in such contempt? :well:

To be honest though, when I started playing the game over 3 years ago, I thought Bernie would shut it down within the year. I doubt his people are so ignorant as to not know it exists (too many motorsport websites have advertised that its out there) so perhaps they see value in it. :confused:

Edited by Zippel, 02 November 2009 - 22:53.


#292 panzani

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 12:53

Looks like the wankers will be called generic Italian car...

It looked like McLaren were finally going to pass a generic Italian car in BATracer land. But it was not to be, the crushing blow which Hamilton could have delivered was in tatters 20 laps into the race.



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Posted 03 November 2009 - 14:04

Unofficial: Got power back. Gota new (crap) router, after driving 40 miles and encountering no less than 3 road blocks (accidents, floods). Due to these delays, the website will most likely not be restored today. To make up for this several shortcuts will be taken to restore things more quickly. More news will be available in due course.



#294 MattFoster

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 20:41

I am truly peed off over this. I joined about a week ago, got KOOL tools too so paid to use a service that went down within a week of me joining. Its my fault guys :)

What I am peed off over is that I joined a pro F1 2009 season in the BMW cause all the good drives were gone. So I just went and set fastest practice time YAY! Then while eagerly awaiting if I could do the same thing in qualifying and get my first pole in my first F1 race the site goes down :(

#295 MegaManson

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 20:50

I can understand why Ferrari are annoyed though

Jules with 100,000 players+ must have made a cool million or two with all the advertisments and people buying car kits and out of those millions that have been made out of the name of the F1 teams how much of it has Ferrari seen ? none

For a guy to become a millionaire through a game and the teams that he has made all his money out of getting nothing I can see why this has been done, Sony have to pay huge licencing fees Jules should too

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 22:35

I can understand why Ferrari are annoyed though

Jules with 100,000 players+ must have made a cool million or two with all the advertisments and people buying car kits and out of those millions that have been made out of the name of the F1 teams how much of it has Ferrari seen ? none

For a guy to become a millionaire through a game and the teams that he has made all his money out of getting nothing I can see why this has been done, Sony have to pay huge licencing fees Jules should too


You're just pissed off because 'Elaines' Websites got a few letters from Bernie. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:15

You're just pissed off because 'Elaines' Websites got a few letters from Bernie. :lol: :lol: :lol:


LOL some people attract Bernie's attention quicker than others but then again not every site has a group of enemies who try and undermine their efforts at every turn ;)

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 15:02

well it looks like they have it sorted out, and will be back online with the next 24 hours.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 17:44

I wonder if the eye of Sauron will turn to Thescuderia.net next? A little piece of me hopes so but of course I'd rather they encouraged the use of Ferrari in free games like this.

I wonder if Racing Live (Storm8 iPhone app) will be next? They, after all, make money and they've already been hit by Nissan.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:45

IT IS BACK!

Well, parts of it...