What does "Random Grip Range" means?

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What does "Random Grip Range" means?

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So what does Random Grip Range in GP2Edit :?: I havent edited it yet and is on 500, what its mean :?: What will do more or less value because I havent test it yet :?:

Thanks in advance :)

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Re: What does "Random Grip Range"?

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Well, the Random Grip Range is a certain value which reduces the normal grip of your driver whenever a new race is calculated.

Let's say for argument's sake you have two drivers:

Rubens Barrichello - Grip: 16000, Random Grip Range: 1000
Ralf Schumacher - Grip: 15500, Random Grip Range: 0

When you start a race weekend in the game, a certain number between 1 and 1000 is reduced from Rubens' grip so during the weekend it could look like this:

Rubens Barrichello - Grip: 15900
Ralf Schumacher - Grip: 15500

or like this:

Rubens Barrichello - Grip: 15000
Ralf Schumacher - Grip: 15500

So the Random Grip Range is simply a value which determines how consistent a driver's grip is. If you have an erratic driver which is "god of racing" on one day and horrible on other days, you should take a high value. If you have someone who drives like a machine, you should take a low one.

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Re: What does "Random Grip Range" means?

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Well thank you man but I still prefer the 500 value (original one) :wink:

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Re: What does "Random Grip Range" means?

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Personally I go for smaller values, due drivers are pretty constant and the races are more challengeing, due the drivers keep being faster. In modern carsets with close field gaps, even values of 100-200 can have an immense effect ;)

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Re: What does "Random Grip Range" means?

Post by honkysponky »

Is there any possibility to see the drivers grip for every session?
I would like to see the actual grip values for qualifying and race

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Re: What does "Random Grip Range" means?

Post by MaxX »

There is a formula to calculate a laptime into grip values, but I don`t know the exact formula neither how exact it is.

Maybe someone else can post it here? :-k

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Re: What does "Random Grip Range" means?

Post by honkysponky »

Calculating laptimes into grip values isn't the problem.
I calculate it with openoffice calc (comparable with microsoft's excel) and with the race performance calculator.
Don't know if it's the right way, for me it worked.

But I want to know what the actual grip values are of each driver for each sessions.
So that I could see how random the random grip range works.

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I don`t know if GP2Lap also saves the laptimes in trainings or something similar, but using gp2perf you should be able to get each drivers best laptime for each session, provided you save each session at its` end

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Re: What does "Random Grip Range" means?

Post by honkysponky »

Thx, I'll try

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Re: What does "Random Grip Range" means?

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F1Perf and some other programs on this site should work for that just try :wink:

So thanks to all here for the replies :)

And one last question what means "The Grip Factor" again in GP2Edit and what is doing :?:

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Re: What does "Random Grip Range" means?

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The Grip Factor defines the speed which the AI cars can pass the turns

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Re: What does "Random Grip Range" means?

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MäxX wrote:The Grip Factor defines the speed which the AI cars can pass the turns
Thank you very much :)

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