04-13-2014 02:32 PM
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  1. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I can't drive with a manual transmission the whole time. I just can't. I liked PGR4 because it allowed you to have a hybrid transmission, where you could shift earlier than the automatic would, if you wanted. It's a good way to present a reasonable learning curve for a manual transmission. Asking me to jump in and know when to shift and figure out the timings well isn't going to go well. I can up-shift fine, but I forget to down-shift too much.
    12-02-2013 03:47 PM
  2. berty6294's Avatar
    I can't drive with a manual transmission the whole time. I just can't. I liked PGR4 because it allowed you to have a hybrid transmission, where you could shift earlier than the automatic would, if you wanted. It's a good way to present a reasonable learning curve for a manual transmission. Asking me to jump in and know when to shift and figure out the timings well isn't going to go well. I can up-shift fine, but I forget to down-shift too much.
    Lmao I understand, but I gotta say, it is really an art! The amount of control you have over the car is liberating! I believe Forza has that option available like pgr does? I'll look for it tonight but I think I accidentally had that on once!
    12-03-2013 11:10 AM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    Downshifting is a lot easier to judge than upshifting since you can do it at pretty much any time before you start putting the power into the turn exit.

    Practice using a long straight and a hairpin bend (the first corner at Spa is a great example) and use rewind in a Free Play session (with no other cars in the race).

    Use a low powered car to start with. Accelerate up to 4th gear, and then brake softly (quarter pressure or so). As the revs and speed drops, downshift until you come to a near stop. Use rewind and repeat. As you get used to it, brake harder and downshift quicker.

    Then, do the same with the hairpin. You're aiming for brake in a straight line and downshift to the right gear for a corner (usually 2nd for 90 degree or sharper corners, 3rd for more open curves).

    Brake and downshift in a straight line, coast around the corner using the gas to regulate your speed, and then feed in the power on the exit. Keep doing it (and follow the braking line on the track) until you get the "perfect turn" pop up and you know you're there.

    You'll get the feel for it.
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    12-03-2013 11:36 AM
  4. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    It's not an issue of not knowing HOW to downshift, it's just forgetting to do it, haha. I'll have a tendency to be in 5th, get to the corner, brake, then not shift with it. I then try to come out of the corner in 5th...never goes all that well. I can do it if I want to learn, I'm just lazy about it. After playing the game heavily for 2 weeks to get Achievements, I just don't care too much anymore. I just want to get it done (someday).
    12-03-2013 12:39 PM
  5. bigboy29's Avatar
    I have been playing Forza 5 and really got into it. I used to like racing games but last 2-3 versions just did not do it for me. F5 though seems to be different. Yeah, Driveatars are definitely an interesting component here. :)

    There are a few annoyances with it too though:

    - Not enough tracks. Need more tracks. I expect they will show but they will be pay for content...
    - ... which leads me to #2: after paying $60 for a game, it seems like there is too much push to micro transactions within the game, IMO
    - There seems to be a lot of grinding needed to afford higher level cars due to game economics?

    Here is a tip though: log on to rewards.forzamotorsport.net and check if you have any rewards. I did yesterday and found there is a cool 1,000,000 credits waiting for me and I am half way to next level already too. That helps a bit with #3 above...
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    12-03-2013 01:11 PM
  6. berty6294's Avatar
    I believe they are getting ready to push a free track pack dlc soon.

    My problem is not about forgetting to downshift, it's just downshifting 1 gear too far haha. Really have to pay attention and get a feel for it.
    12-03-2013 01:51 PM
  7. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I have been playing Forza 5 and really got into it. I used to like racing games but last 2-3 versions just did not do it for me. F5 though seems to be different. Yeah, Driveatars are definitely an interesting component here. :)

    There are a few annoyances with it too though:

    - Not enough tracks. Need more tracks. I expect they will show but they will be pay for content...
    - ... which leads me to #2: after paying $60 for a game, it seems like there is too much push to micro transactions within the game, IMO
    - There seems to be a lot of grinding needed to afford higher level cars due to game economics?

    Here is a tip though: log on to rewards.forzamotorsport.net and check if you have any rewards. I did yesterday and found there is a cool 1,000,000 credits waiting for me and I am half way to next level already too. That helps a bit with #3 above...
    Thanks for the reward thing, I had 3,000,000 credits waiting for me for Forza 5, cool.

    I agree 100%, I hit the 80 gold achivement last night (100% gold so far, only started playing over the weekend), and every race "We now return to...." is getting really old. You can only do the same track forwards and backwards so many times.

    I wish it was like Forza 4, what was it like 70 tracks or so ? If they start hitting in game (single player) DLC for more tracks for $$$, I will be pissed off, we should of gotten more tracks for $60....

    I normally go back to Forza games but, this one after all the achivements, I dont think I will play it again due to the lack of tracks...
    12-03-2013 02:11 PM
  8. martinmc78's Avatar
    I've found switching up the classes keeps the tracks interesting, going from a class D set up to a class A then down to a C back up to S. The way the cars handle and the different braking points make the races seem different enough to keep me interested.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1020
    12-17-2013 05:21 AM
  9. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    Any plans on a Porsche DLC pack? Last time they charged money for it though.
    12-17-2013 09:47 AM
  10. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    Thanks for the reward thing, I had 3,000,000 credits waiting for me for Forza 5, cool.

    I agree 100%, I hit the 80 gold achivement last night (100% gold so far, only started playing over the weekend), and every race "We now return to...." is getting really old. You can only do the same track forwards and backwards so many times.

    I wish it was like Forza 4, what was it like 70 tracks or so ? If they start hitting in game (single player) DLC for more tracks for $$$, I will be pissed off, we should of gotten more tracks for $60....

    I normally go back to Forza games but, this one after all the achivements, I dont think I will play it again due to the lack of tracks...
    You don't play online???
    12-17-2013 07:02 PM
  11. Reflexx's Avatar
    Can you race against your own drivitar?
    12-17-2013 07:22 PM
  12. Pete's Avatar
    No, there's no way of driving against your own drivatar.

    Well, I guess you could do if you played with someone else's gamertag.
    12-18-2013 04:07 AM
  13. smoledman's Avatar
    I have so far managed a 3rd and 2nd place finishes in my first 5 races.

    Can anyone tell me how can I buy a new car? Every time I get into the game it takes me straight to the current race I'm on in Career Mode. Am I locked into the race sequence?
    12-19-2013 01:12 AM
  14. Pete's Avatar
    When you go to the next race, just go to the "quit" option (the right most option). This should take you back to your garage. Use "B" to back out and you should be able to buy cars under the "Car" option.

    I don't have my xbox in front of me, so can't be specific, but my vagueness might help.
    12-19-2013 04:06 AM
  15. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    When you go to the next race, just go to the "quit" option (the right most option). This should take you back to your garage. Use "B" to back out and you should be able to buy cars under the "Car" option.

    I don't have my xbox in front of me, so can't be specific, but my vagueness might help.
    That's one complaint I have about Forza 5. The menus are not intuitive. Why do I have to select "continue" and load the next race just so I can quit and go back to the menu? It's a huge waste of time.
    12-19-2013 08:42 AM
  16. Pete's Avatar
    Umm. Loading the next race takes about a minute. Not really a huge waste of time or maybe I'm more patient.
    12-19-2013 08:50 AM
  17. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    Umm. Loading the next race takes about a minute. Not really a huge waste of time or maybe I'm more patient.
    You're a saint.
    12-19-2013 12:47 PM
  18. smoledman's Avatar
    I'm definitely starting to get the hang of how to race around these tracks. It's a subtle thing knowing how to use brakes vs stepping off the gas and a light touch on the joystick.
    12-19-2013 11:21 PM
  19. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    I'm definitely starting to get the hang of how to race around these tracks. It's a subtle thing knowing how to use brakes vs stepping off the gas and a light touch on the joystick.
    Sounds like your getting it!
    12-20-2013 02:13 AM
  20. smoledman's Avatar
    Now I've run into a track that is just giving me fits. I want to throw my controller at the screen.
    12-22-2013 02:44 AM
  21. Pete's Avatar
    Which track is that?
    12-22-2013 03:17 PM
  22. sinime's Avatar
    Holy crap! I've played racing games in the past, Grand Tourismo, Forza (1), etc... But the sense of speed with the formula cars is insane on Forza 5

    BTW, how do you get screenshots, from Forza, off of the XBox One and onto your PC? Edit: found it... you go to http://forzamotorsport.net and after logging in, you can download your screenshots...

    getphoto.jpg
    Last edited by sinime; 01-09-2014 at 12:44 AM.
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    01-08-2014 11:34 PM
  23. Pete's Avatar
    Yep. I've always liked doing Forza photography...



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    01-09-2014 10:50 AM
  24. minus365's Avatar
    And how do I screenshoot in the game? Is that via some Kinect command or?
    01-11-2014 08:08 AM
  25. sinime's Avatar
    You might be able to do it if you pause the game, but IDK for sure.

    I do it while watching the replay. There are buttons at the bottom left of the screen... Go over to the camera and you can adjust the camera location, angle, focus, etc... Then save/share it.
    01-11-2014 04:32 PM
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