The Sim-Outhouse Racer's paddock is proud to present the SOH BMW M3 Challenge!
The car: The 2007 BMW M3 coupé, with it's 4 liter V-8 engine producing 420 hp, which will let the car accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds and can reach a (limited) topspeed of 155 mph.
The track: The Grand Prix course of the Nurburgring in Germany. Even though not as famous as it's older version the Nordschleife (AKA The green hell) the new GP track still is a fast track with plenty of challenging corners. Please note that will will be using the long GP version of the track for this competition!
How does it work? Simple: The user that submits the quickest laptime around the Nurburgring GP circuit wins!
The competition will run for two weeks, giving each member plenty of time to get used to the game. The competition will start now, and will end on November 2, at 24:00 GMT. No entries after that time will be accepted.
The lap time must be validated by posting a screenshot, in this thread, of the timing screen as in the example below. You can post as many lap times as you want to! Please use the practice mode (Single player)so I don't have to search for the correct times..
Most screen capture programs that work in Flightsims will work in the M3 Challenge as well.
What do I win if I'm the fastest?
First place gets to pick one aircraft from Donationware.net! Second place gets one aircraft of choice below $10.00 and the third fastest gets one aircraft of his (or hers) choice for $5.00 Aircraft provided by Donationware.net/Ickie. http://www.donationware.net/
I want to join ,where can I download this game?:
The official BMW website: http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle...e/content.html
Or at an alternative link: http://www.gamershell.com/download_20944.shtml
The filesize is 345 Mb.
What do I need to run this game?:
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows XP (32/64bit), Vista (32/64bit)
Processor 1.8 GHz Intel Pentium IV or 100% compatible
Memory 512 MB RAM
Hard Drive 500 MB free HD space
3D Accelerator DirectX 8.1 compatible graphics card with 64 MB memory
Sound Card DirectX 8.1 compatible
Input Keyboard and Mouse
DirectX Version 9.0c
The game can be controlled using a keyboard, mouse or even better with a joystick, yoke or steering wheel.
I prefer to race in GTR2/Race07/GTR Evo/rFactor/Live for Speed/GT Legends etc.; why do we use this game?
Well, it's free so everyone can get it, the filesize is relatively small and the options are limited. All the drivers' aids are also present on the real M3 (Except the option to turn the damage off ) so using these drivers' aids is no unfair advantage over drivers that prefer to drive the car the hard way.
I'm using this car and track in GTR2/rFactor; can I use that instead?
No, because even though the models are the same, the physics and set-up options are different. To keep things fair for everyone we will only use the unmodded M3 Challenge.
Some race tips:
The M3 is a streetcar and does not have slick tyres or a lot of downforce, and with an empty weight of 1,575 kilo's or nearly 3,500 lbs it's not a lightweight either. A 'clean' driving style is preferable to get the best out of it, but it can be fun to slide it round every corner. Don't expect very quick times if you do that though. All braking should be done in a straight line before entering the corner to prevent inbalance in the car. Be careful with the throttle on the exit of a corner to prevent the rear wheels losing grip, which will cause oversteer. If you are unfamiliar with the track you can use the 'corner markers' which will give an indication when to brake, which way to go and which gear to use. The use of ABS, traction control and DSC (Dynamic stability control) is also recommended for novice drivers. For a bit of fun turn all these drivers aids of and burn some rubber! Use the replay function ('R' key) to review what happened in the last thirty seconds; this will help to understand what went right or wrong.
Disclaimer: This challenge is not supported by Blimey!Games. Tentacle Studios or BMW in any way. The moderator of this forum reserves the right to remove entries if any form of cheating is suspected.