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F1 2010: Tracks and cars

F1 2010: Tracks and cars

Codemasters released this new Developer Diary of F1 2010, where the developers explain their work on the cars and tracks authenticity in the game.

Dev Diary: Tracks and cars

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Commented on 2010-07-05 13:06:47
Hmm, they seem to have toned back the horrid orange lighting which is a good thing. In places it looks awesome, in other places it's jaggie central.

Also, surely this far into development they shouldn't have to use / mention the use of 2009 cars.
Commented on 2010-07-05 13:29:35 In reply to Tomarru
Posted by Tomarru
In places it looks awesome, in other places it's jaggie central.
Pointing out flaws in unfinished games doesn't make you look cool. Especially when you don't know what you're talking about. Gamersyde comments are so bloody critical, it's depressing. I wish there was a way to hide all comments sometimes.
Commented on 2010-07-05 13:41:48 In reply to Tomarru
Posted by Tomarru
Hmm, they seem to have toned back the horrid orange lighting which is a good thing. In places it looks awesome, in other places it's jaggie central.

Also, surely this far into development they shouldn't have to use / mention the use of 2009 cars.
it is weird that they're STILL showing 2009 cars. surely they're in the game by now? it's a little worrying tbh.

and yeah, they do seem to have toned down the 1920's sepia filter, which is great to see. although that might be just down to what they showed. i have a feeling anything close to dusk time wise, and the world is going to get a piss stained hew. but we'll see.

visually it's impressive enough, at least in the rain. otherwise nothing really stands out imo.
Commented on 2010-07-05 15:17:44
They show the 2009 cars because it's still the pre-alpha build they're obviously showing.
Codemasters already sent trailers and gameplay videos with the 2010 cars at E3(and before), my guess is that they did all the dev-diaries in the same month with the 2009 cars.
Commented on 2010-07-05 16:18:44 In reply to Snapper_Organ
Posted by Snapper_Organ
Pointing out flaws in unfinished games doesn't make you look cool. Especially when you don't know what you're talking about. Gamersyde comments are so bloody critical, it's depressing. I wish there was a way to hide all comments sometimes.
I wasn't wanting to look cool, i was merely stating an opinion on the footage I had seen. I'm critical toward everything, especially licensed titles as they more often than not result in half assed attempts designed to do nothing but cash in. Also, a lack of objectivity and critical responses would result in us seeing no pushing of the envelope in any field, from graphics to gameplay.

As I said, in places it DOES look impressive, and they ARE attempting to capture all the nuances of F1 from tyres becoming dirty and (hopefully) losing grip to rain restrcting range of vision. I just think they could tighten it a bit more. I was maybe being a bit harsh with how jaggie it is, just rewatched it, it's more the cars and certain places on the tracks, like at 1:38 the railings on the multi storey building building. That coupled with the texture quality just makes it look off.
Commented on 2010-07-05 16:45:59
Yeah sorry I didn't mean to have a go at you specifically... There just seems to be lots of negativity in general. A lot of people seem too eager to nit-pick and find flaws.
Speaking of flaws, those tyres are way too shiny in some shots.
Ahem.
Commented on 2010-07-05 19:51:42
Can't wait for this game though few things I read on the forums disappointing me, hopefully 2011 version makes up for this:

no Safety Car
no helmet designer
Career mode starts with three, five, or seven seasons, (your choice) but drivers don't change teams due to the license.
You will start Career Mode with the slower cars such as Virgin and Hispania.
There is no podium
There will be no Parade Lap
There is a XP system for car upgrades, blah.
Commented on 2010-07-05 19:54:45 In reply to Snapper_Organ
wouldn't it be boring on these forums if everyone just said AWESOME GAME! ;) We all have a right of an opinion, it doesn't mean they are right/wrong.

I know I will buy this game on first day no mater the dislikes I might have lol
Commented on 2010-07-06 09:51:19 In reply to Zeuxis
Posted by Zeuxis
...
You will start Career Mode with the slower cars such as Virgin and Hispania.
...
There is a XP system for car upgrades, blah.
I just hope that halfway through the season, the HRT cars don't go faster than the McLarens/Red Bulls with your upgrades...
Commented on 2010-07-07 19:42:06 In reply to jenesuispasbavard
yeah good point, though I like the idea of being approached by other teams end of season to signed for them if you drive well.

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