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Tuning tips for Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed

imageHere are some tuning tips that webDotWiz has found useful in Shift 2 Unleased.

Steering assistance – Yes

This tip is from the Need for Speed forums and helps get rid of most of the twitchiness in the steering. The original post emphasised that regardless of whether you turn off all other assists, at least leave Steering Assist turned on.

Full damage

Rather than simulated damage, webDotWiz has found a hint from a post on the Need for Speed forums to turn on Full Damage. This setting seems to “calm down” the AI cars somewhat.

Settings for Rear wheel drive/ Front wheel drive / All wheel drive cars

The table below summarises a range of settings from a contributor on the GTPlanet forums:

Rear wheel drive cars

Tires/Brakes
Front Tire Pressure – 40.00
Rear Tire Pressure – 55.00
Brake Balance – 50.00
Brake Pressure – 10.00
Alignment
Steering Lock – 20.00
Caster Angle – 8.00
Front Toe Angle – 19.00
Rear Toe Angle – 21.00
Front Camber – 20.00
Rear Camber – 30.00
Differential
Limited Slip Acceleration Lock – 6.00
Limited Slip Deceleration Lock – 12.00
Springs
Front Sway Bar – 5.00
Rear Sway Bar – 2.00
Front Spring Rate – 3.00
Rear Spring Rate 3.00
Dampers
Front Damper Fast Bump – 3.00
Front Damper Slow Bump – 3.00
Front Damper Fast Rebound – 4.00
Front Damper Slow Rebound – 4.00
Rear Damper Fast Bump – 2.00
Rear Damper Slow Bump – 2.00
Rear Damper Fast Rebound – 2.00
Rear Damper Slow Rebound – 2.00

Front wheel drive cars

Tires/Brakes
Front Tire Pressure – 50.00
Rear Tire Pressure – 50.00
Brake Balance – 50.00
Brake Pressure 10.00
Alignment
Steering Lock – 20.00
Caster Angle – 8.00
Front Toe Angle – 19.00
Rear Toe Angle – 22.00
Front Camber – 25.00
Rear Camber – 35.00
Springs
Front Sway Bar – 5.00
Rear Sway Bar – 3.00
Front Spring Rate – 2.00
Rear Spring Rate – 2.00
Dampers
Front Damper Fast Bump – 0.00
Front Damper Slow Bump – 0.00
Front Damper Fast Rebound – 1.00
Front Damper Slow Rebound – 1.00
Rear Damper Fast Bump – 0.00
Rear Damper Slow Bump – 0.00
Rear Damper Fast Rebound – 1.00
Rear Damper Slow Rebound 1.00

All wheel drive cars

Tires/Brakes
Front Tire Pressure – 50.00
Rear Tire Pressure – 50.00
Brake Balance – 50.00
Brake Pressure – 15.00
Alignment
Steering Lock – 20.00
Caster Angle – 8.00
Front Toe Angle – 19.00
Rear Toe Angle – 22.00
Front Camber – 25.00
Rear Camber – 30.00
Differential
Limited Slip Acceleration Lock – 6.00
Limited Slip Deceleration Lock – 8.00
Springs
Front Sway Bar – 5.00
Rear Sway Bar – 4.00
Front Spring Rate – 2.00
Rear Spring Rate – 2.00
Dampers
Front Damper Fast Bump – 3.00
Front Damper Slow Bump – 3.00
Front Damper Fast Rebound – 4.00
Front Damper Slow Rebound – 4.00
Rear Damper Fast Bump – 2.00
Rear Damper Slow Bump – 2.00
Rear Damper Fast Rebound – 2.00
Rear Damper Slow Rebound – 2.00

Notes:

  1. If you upgrade your car after applying the above parameters, you’ll need to re-enter the values.
  2. Depending on the level of upgrade of your car, not all the above parameters will be available.

Quicklinks

As well as the above, the Need for Speed blog has recently had some more generalised advice for settings. Follow the links below for details:

webDotWiz will try to update this post as he finds new tuning tips. In the meantime, check out webDotWiz’s Latest Links page at www.webdotwiz.com/latest-links.htm and the games page at www.webdotwiz.com/gaming.htm.


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Posted using Windows Live Writer 2011.

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Halo 3 links

Here are the links, all in one place, to Halo 3 news, reviews, videos and beginners guide that have appeared here over the past week or so:

Posted with Live Writer.

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Windows Marketplace is on the air with a new look

Windows Marketplace has a new look.

It’s the place to go when you’re looking for software and hardware for Windows – games, downloads for your mobile, security, design and graphics, music and video.

There’s plenty of free software to download, including games, of course.

The Digital Locker is a new addition and it allows you to find, purchase, download and store software titles from numerous retailers.

At the moment there’s 20% off the top 20 games downloads.

 

What happens in Australia on March 23?

Something special is due to happen tomorrow, Thu March 23, in Australia. A large number of people are very excited. We probably won’t be able to get in touch with them for days and days as they play their new toy.

A blog for all you Microsoft Flight Simulator fans to read

Microsoft Flight Simulator fans – this blog has to be in your RSS aggregator or on your Live.com page – lots of inside info and reasons and explanations of what works and doesn’t work, and most importantly, why. A good collection of links, too, especially of screenshots from FS.

Talking about Launch day – Xbox 360

Got to be with it but webDotWiz won’t do any raves or reviews except to say that the XBox would be a great platform on which to do some train driving – the next MS Trainsimulator perhaps? Anyway webDotTrainSim (webDotWiz’s alter ego) has just finished some more preparatory work on getting some activities ready for Wupper Express 9 (and WE 10 next year).

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Launch day – Xbox 360

I’m not going to talk about PGR3 or the 360 as a Media Center Extender.  I won’t talk about how beautiful the machine looks or how great Xbox Live is.  I won’t even talk about HD support or the funky snap-on faceplates.  You can learn all about that at www.xbox.com.  And if you haven’t taken a look already, you really should just for kicks.  Even if you’ve never played a video game in your entire life.
 
 

Xbox 360 games must show in widescreen

It’s official!
 
In an unprecedented move, all Xbox 360 games have been given the following edict: Support widescreen formatting and 720 progressive scan. These aren’t suggestions, they’re requirements, and the benefit to HDTV owners is significant.
From the official Xbox site.

WOW!! I just played games on an XBOX 360

 Gamers are awaiting the arrival of the XBOX 360 but some have already been able to play a few games.

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greg hughes – dot – net – WOW!! I just played games on an XBOX 360

I just played a couple shooters on a XBOX 360 game console and that’s it, I’m sold. The graphics are GREAT. The visuals make the gameplay amazing, and it’s clear the processing and video power is extreme. Add to that the Media Center connections and, well… Wow.