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#1 MatsNorway

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Posted 04 October 2021 - 20:48

FH4 might not be a sim by todays standards. But its fun and challenging so i am starting a thread for it. Who is playing it?

 

I run ABS and no clutch, everything else is off.

 

Been spending days now tuning different cars and figuring whos who in different classes. Mostly in S1 class and A class. Just going into a rivals event and clocking lap after lap then tuning it.

 

 

 

 

 



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#2 messy

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Posted 05 October 2021 - 12:49

I love Forza Horizon. FH4 is incredible, one of the best racing games for years I think, and I love the fact it's set in the UK. I'm less excited about FH5 because Mexico doesn't inspire me as much as racing through British country lanes. or the Australian outback, or the Amalfi Coast, or the Colorado Rockies....but I'm sure it'll be a great game. Game Pass too so no need to buy it if you're subscribed.



#3 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 October 2021 - 13:04

FH4 is a lot of fun. Great return to the series for me since FH1.

I love just going out and exploring. The barn finds we’re always my favourite bit. Haven’t played in a while but I’d completed most of the races. Tried to have as many approximations of my family’s cars as a virtual car history, which added a bit of more personal fun. Got most of the houses too. Pretty much just the really expensive castles left in my game.

#4 Myrvold

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Posted 05 October 2021 - 18:32

I never touched the series until FH3, due to me being a PC-dude.

But I must admit FH4 felt very much like FH3 in a new location and new voiceovers. FH5 looks pretty much the same.

Is this what the series is? I mean multiple DLC cars in FH4 were the same in FH3 or stock cars in FH3.



#5 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 October 2021 - 19:00

Given how similar FH1 and FH4 are, I'd imagine a lot of the appeal comes from the exploration side of things. The new environments and locations are what it's all about. I didn't return to the series for new cars and racing.



#6 MatsNorway

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Posted 05 October 2021 - 19:39

I play it for the variety of cars and later to run the outer rim of the game in different ultra fast cars. Its a bit like Isle of Man feel. First person driving, very little assists, 1200hp+ in a lot of cars and tons of downforce. I love keep my name on top in the speed zones, There is also the world rank but the top players there seems to game the system somehow with 500km+ through the curvy speed sones.

 

But recently i started going for laptimes in rivals event and just lap the track again and again before i do some tuning chances.

 

I can share some tunes if anyone wants to. I got a few cars i consider fast and suitable for steering wheel and no assists. Mostly A class or S1 class cars but i do believe my setup for Koenigsegg Jesko and Ferrari 599 X Evo is fast as well.

 

I can also have a look at your cars if you have one car you struggle to make competitive or have trouble getting right. The cars i have tuned the most is the Beetle and the Abarth 595. The suspension is seemingly modelled correctly so the camber is fluctuating heavily. But my tunes made the not only drivable but very fast on one track. :D


Edited by MatsNorway, 05 October 2021 - 19:44.


#7 PayasYouRace

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Posted 05 October 2021 - 19:54

I'm really not a tuner. I love to have my cars in stock condition.

 

I think the most fun I've had in FH4 was drifting the barn find Mk.III Escort round the Scottish B roads.

 

Well apart from doing the ultimate rally event in a Morris Minor, which was an intensely competitive race with a Reliant Supervan across the whole map, and I genuinely didn't know if I'd win until about 95% completion.



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Posted 06 October 2021 - 19:42

Given how similar FH1 and FH4 are, I'd imagine a lot of the appeal comes from the exploration side of things. The new environments and locations are what it's all about. I didn't return to the series for new cars and racing.

 

I get that, but that also felt quite similar from FH3 to FH4. I guess the FH-series isn't for me :) 



#9 MatsNorway

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Posted 06 October 2021 - 19:59

I use Lakehurst Copse circuit for testing tunes as it got tight corners, fast corners, two long acceleration zones and elevation chance, its a bit on the slow side compared to most tracks but it is fun.

Here is some times without ABS and no clutch. Most setups are stored if of interest.

 

S1 cars

0:58:650 Clio RS FE 2010 (FWD)

0:59.499 ZR1

0:59:646 F50

0:59.750 911 GT2 95

1:00:006 R34 (4WD)

1:00:096 ZL1 Camaro 2017

1:00:161 Audi R8

1:00:500 959 (4WD)

1:00:510 Lancia S4 (4WD)

1:00:800 NSX 92

1:00:910 Viper ACR

1:02:265 488 GTB (should get more work or be bumped to S2)

 

 

If you have a spesific car you love but do not like to do the setup stuff i would not mind giving it a go and try put some pace in it.


Edited by MatsNorway, 06 October 2021 - 20:24.


#10 balage06

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 17:18

Forza Horizon was never meant to be a sim in the first place, it has nothing to do with simulation at all. The last two editions look amazing, but I quiclky get bored of these 'oldschool' NFS-like racing games nowadays.



#11 messy

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 17:30

There are far, far too many open world NFS-clones out there, and they’re all so similar. My favourites, by far, are FH4 - nothing can come close to the variety of races and the challenges and the overall character of those games - and The Crew 2. Seriously, I bloody love The Crew 2. It’s improved beyond recognition since launch but it’s the map, the entire United States squashed into something game-sized, you can drive through every state, most of the major cities, fly over the Grand Canyon, find a crashed alien spaceship near Area 51 and photograph all the different wildlife. It’s a lovely way to chill out for an hour.

#12 PayasYouRace

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Posted 12 October 2021 - 19:00