Hello Haruna, hello all,
from my experience while the championships 2008 I have to
say, that most of the cars are very close together, if an optimized setup is
Even with different robots (usr/simplix) we had time
differences down to 0,01s in qualifying (street-1).
Ok, with other tracks, we had greater differences, but if
you look to it over all tracks, the used cars are nearly balanced (car3
wasn't used, car5 only with old robots).
> Please note that I was using default setups
I assume you are talking about the "official"
TORCS(-NG?)-default-setups (Not the simplix-default-setups).
With the "official" setups, some cars are not
It would be good to have it compared based on a human
driver and the simplix(/usr) based on the default setups of the
chances to stay with any rivals at the start. For some odd reason, the same
can't be said for the TRB1s driven by SIMPLIX.
I tested a car1 with the same "official" setup for me (as
human driver) and simplix.
The result on a track where I just had to press down
the throttle for the first 100 m, I checked the time needed for this
Human driver (using automatic transmission): 5,4
Simplix (using it's default startautomatic): 5,7
With a modified Human driver (using a startautomatic "a
la Eric = rpm based" with optimized parameters): 5,0
With a modified Simplix (using it's
startautomatic( = rpm based) with optimized parameters): 5,0
With wdbee_2008 (using it's default
startautomatic( = time based) but a car6): 5,0 s
So you can't say, a human driver doesn't have a
chance against a "default" simplix while start.
> and the powerband stinks
horrifically (car3) ...
Most robots/drivers are
using a fixed scheme to switch to the next gear, based on the rpm
correlated to the current speed.
With cars having a more
sinking torque characteristic, it may be better to shift gears earlier, because
the next gear would have already more torque! This was used with wdbee_2008 and
the car6 to help against it's problematic torque characteristic (yes, it helps
in the first five gears only).
> Top tier (Best of the best) (car1) :
This car has a
higher rpm-limiter-value, a good aerodynamic and much power. On fast straights
this car has a build in advantage. The problem: All tracks have a "long"
straight needed to realise the pitlane.