||To stage for a good race, pull up to the first white line.
Staging at this line will allow you to gain the most speed before crossing the last white line, which is the foul line.
When you line hit the white line the staged light will light up.
||This is a
game of timming. Launching will change as you change the setup of
your car. A good rule of thumb is to get staged, then sit in
neutral, at an idle, untill your side of the tree starts lighting up.
Drop it into first gear at the 2nd yellow light. When to start
hitting the gas will change with your car. The faster the car the
later you have to hit the gas, becuase it accelerates faster. A good
rule of thumb is to hit the gas around the 3rd or 4th light. A
".500" start is possible, with out cheating, even in a stock civic.
It just takes pratice. Be careful not to accelerate too fast
or you will break the tires loose and lose traction. This can be
helped some by getting racing tires, but moreover it is practice to see
how fast you can hit the gas, without losing traction.
||Clutch feather does not mean much in a stock Civic, but it does mean alot in the more powerfull cars, or once you
build up your Civic. Clutch feather is how fast your clutch engages. Sliding the bar to the top makes a quicker shift,
moving it to the bottom means a slower shift. Obviously you want it to shift fast to get a better race time. However there are consequences in doing this.
First, it will make your clutch wear more. Yes, in this game it does calculate clutch wear. After you have been racing awhile
it is a good idea to replace your clutch as you will see you times deterioate. Second, in high performance cars with high performance gear ratios,
you will go through the gears VERY FAST. A split second in missed timming and you will get engine damage.
Moving the slider to the bottom will give you an extra split second to help avoid engine damage. We HIGHLY suggest this while learning a
new gear setup!
button is the little red button just to the left of the Gas button.
We struggled for awhile trying to find the usefulness of this.
The only use we could find for it was to help to in staging.
They set you a long way from the staging line. If you just
drop it into first gear and idle up to the line you will be there for
ever. Popping the gas a bit and droping back into neutral helps
speed up the process. This is where the Brake button comes in.
Use it to stop yourself once you get to the line.
Shifting is probably the MOST crutial part of getting a good run. You can have the best, most built up car at the track, if you do not shift well
you will not have a good run! The "Red Line" for your car is usually not the best place to shift. Usually by the time it hits "Red Line" your power
curve has started dropping off. To see where the power for your car starts dropping off, go to the garage and run the dyno on your car. Where the yellow
and blue lines drop off is the end of your power curve. THAT IS WHERE YOU SHOULD SHIFT! See the picture on the right for an example. In the car in
the example 7100 to 7200 RPM is where you should shift.
Once you buy gauges for your car you will get a "Shift Light" indicator.
You can set this at the race screen before you stage.
Simply click on the light, a window will popup, and set the desired
RPM there. Now for faster cars the shift RPM only matters in like
4th - 6th gear, as the first 3 will just be a blur. This is where
pratice and timming come in. You will have to get a feel for the
timming of your car and the gear ratios that you are using to get the best
possible time for that car.
||NOS = The right arrow button on your keyboard. We only add that becuase we are astonished to see how many people do not seem to know this.
This game is not like REAL racing. In REAL racing you only hit the NOS for short bursts
during the race, or it will damage your engine. In the game you can use NOS the entire way down the track, and it will not hurt anything.
The best pratice is to start NOSing right before or right after you drop it into gear during launching. This will give you full NOS power during
the entire run.
WARNING!! NOS increases you engine horsepower! This also means it decreases your available shifting time! Which means
you must shift FASTER to avoid getting engine damage!
another one of those features that we struggled to find a use for.
However we finally found it. This has value when you are a new
racer. If you are a new racer and have ruined your engine and can
not afford to repair it, you can use this to put the car back like it was
new. This is VERY DANGEROUS TO DO IF YOU HAVE ANY IMPROVEMENTS ON
YOUR CAR! If you "RESET VEHICLE" you will LOOSE any and ALL
improvements you have on your car!!! THIS OPTION SHOULD ONLY BE USED
BY TRUE NOOBS OR if you are willing to losse your car improvements to get
rid of that engine damage.
||The Driver Classes are (D, C, B, A). The worst is D the best is A. You start off with no "Class" rating untill you complete 25 races.
After 25 races you will get a "Class" rating. The Driver Class ratings are as follows...
Driver Class D = More race losses then wins
Driver Class C = More race wins then losses
Driver Class B = 2 times as many wins than losses plus 1
Driver Class A = 2.5 times as many wins than losses plus 1