: Forza 3 for XBox 360 was released today with... Yep, you guessed it



Nutz
10-28-09, 01:27 AM
Crude video and audio work by me, but outstanding representation of Cadillac in the game as you can see. Look at the detail!
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Yes, you get to drive it right out of the box. :thumbsup:

cts-v2009
10-28-09, 03:21 AM
nice .. time to kick M5 ass in the game !!!

asabase
10-28-09, 07:46 AM
So no more starting in the D class cars and building up your garage and career?

Nutz
10-28-09, 08:24 AM
So no more starting in the D class cars and building up your garage and career?Still have that part still. You unlock exceptional stuff that way, like a 10% discount on Eaton driveline products in the "mod shop". Thankfully I won't need it for a diff rebuild. :D

You can actually have some decent play in the "weenie cars" early in career. Only took me 3 hrs. to build up enough "Experience Cash" to afford the V in my virtual garage. I think it's the first time my young kids realized that my car is really cool, since it's in a video game.

CIWS
10-28-09, 08:39 AM
You'd have to be Nutz to own an XBox. Oh wait . . .






;)

(Didn't know the 09+ V came in the orange.)

Ziggerman
10-28-09, 08:46 AM
Nutz, what do you think about the driving behavior of the V in FM3? I only did a quick test but found it to be quite off: wheel-spin (with TCS on) is excessive and I only got a 6.x sec 0-60 time. Steering range is also quite limited.

Nutz
10-28-09, 09:13 AM
You'd have to be Nutz to own an XBox. Oh wait . . .
;)

(Didn't know the 09+ V came in the orange.)Not gonna wait for the Windows 7 version.:D

I think the orange matches my Vette too

asabase
10-28-09, 09:54 AM
The TCS is the game doesn't model the actual TCS in car. On the gran turismo games, there was even a slider to adjust how sensitive it was (which of course doesn't exist in real life). On the last Forza, they had the 300 modeled as what seemed like a mac truck. It wouldn't turn or brake at all compared to the real car (I own one). It is no sports car but the real one is much better than the in game one. Most of the other cars seemed pretty realistic. I think they just guess on the handling of a lot of the non tuner type cars.

NeedCTS-v
10-28-09, 11:46 AM
It looks pretty good. Microsoft uses 3d scanners to capture the gemetry of the cars making the pretty spot on.

If I were to point out one flaw it would have to do with the offset/size/width of the tires. It appears that they're using a single rim size for all four corners leaving the rear tires appearing either too small for the fenders or the fender bulges too large for the tire.

Other than that...good job.

The Tony Show
10-28-09, 11:54 AM
The TCS is the game doesn't model the actual TCS in car. On the gran turismo games, there was even a slider to adjust how sensitive it was (which of course doesn't exist in real life). On the last Forza, they had the 300 modeled as what seemed like a mac truck. It wouldn't turn or brake at all compared to the real car (I own one). It is no sports car but the real one is much better than the in game one. Most of the other cars seemed pretty realistic. I think they just guess on the handling of a lot of the non tuner type cars.

I felt the same way about the CTS-V in Forza 2, but it occurred to me that I do most of my driving between 45 and 65, and most cornering below 50. The car understeered like a pig in that game, but that's because you're taking turns at 80-100mph, which I frankly have no real world experience in my V to compare to.

RightTurn
10-28-09, 12:01 PM
(Didn't know the 09+ V came in the orange.)

"Hot Lava?" :lol:

NeedCTS-v
10-28-09, 12:09 PM
I felt the same way about the CTS-V in Forza 2, but it occurred to me that I do most of my driving between 45 and 65, and most cornering below 50. The car understeered like a pig in that game, but that's because you're taking turns at 80-100mph, which I frankly have no real world experience in my V to compare to.

Well, you could always try in real life :)

In all seriousness what you're trying to describe is probably the most difficult aspect of developing a racing game, especially a simulation.

Perception of speed in video games is very difficult to achieve without camera tricks. Generally speaking you need to move a virtual car at 120MPH in order to provide the sensation of "real life" 60MPH. Racing games that are developed for a more "arcade" feel can get away with this because you can modify the track design and handling physics to deal be friendly towards "unrealistic" speeds. With a "close" simulation (forza/GTourismo) you can't modify the tracks (especially real tracks) to accomodate an exagerated rate of movement. The net effect is that you never feel as if you're going as fast as the virtual car is actually going.

When I'm playing a racing game, I usually end up in a first person/bumper camera view because it closes the gap between percieved and actual speed enough that the game becomes easier to play.

gary88
10-28-09, 12:19 PM
I played for about four hours last night, best car I have right now is an A-class E36 M3. Such a fantastic game.

Stingroo
10-28-09, 12:52 PM
I'm so tempted to run to game stop and just buy the game... but I don't want to carry the balance on my credit card for a month. Granted, it won't be bad, but still. Gah.

I must wait. :(

OffThaHorseCEO
10-28-09, 01:33 PM
i still have a Chevy Aveo 5+ with a few mods and some 80's stile chrome rims haha.

i havent clocked as many hours in this game as i thought i woul or as many as i would have liked too. thats life i guess...

still think we should petition turn 10 to add more cadillacs, we're severely underrepresented...

OffThaHorseCEO
10-28-09, 01:40 PM
this is supposedly the "official DLC cars request thread". (http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/forums/86/3140501/ShowThread.aspx#3140501)

if its really official im assuming Turn 10 monitors it and bases decisions on how many requests a certain car gets and how feasible it is to add it in.

If you guys agree that we dont need more hondas nissans toyotas etc. or if you would like to see more cadillacs in the game id like you to post here please.

this is what i used for DLC requests



id like to see

1996+ Cadillac STS
1996+ Cadillac ETC
Cadillac XLR-V
Cadillav STS-V
Cadillac Sixteen
Cadillac Allante
Buick Reatta
1987 Oldsmobile 442
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado or similiar(1967-1970) Cadillac Eldorado

posting is pretty simple and theres not much to registering. if you already have xbox live your username is your gamertag. you just link the forum to your gamer tag and youre good to go...

again if you agree and feel we need more cadillacs please post in that thread

Spittin Game
10-28-09, 03:40 PM
Did you really make a 4 minute video of the car just sitting there spinning?

Nutz
10-28-09, 05:31 PM
I played for about four hours last night, best car I have right now is an A-class E36 M3. Such a fantastic game.C6-R #4 with "Jake" on the hood. Sticks like super glue, and wicked fast! Can't help but think of "Short Throw" with every pop between the sequential gears.
Oh, and I have to give props to the slight supercharger whine that escapes from the 09 Cts-V.:rockon:

The Koenigsegg track car is a joke with the TC off. Like being on ice.

OffThaHorseCEO
10-28-09, 06:18 PM
I discovered and fell in love with that #4 C6.R Vette in forza 2. It became my favorite car to drive. It just FEELS great and drives like you'd expect a corvette to drive. Don't know about forza 3, but in EVERY other racing game, sim or not, the Corvettes always look and "FEEL" really big and heavy..

This one was light on its feet, nimble and fast. Agree with your sentoment on the short throw.

Also, haven't heard the Forza 3 C6.R vette but if its as good or better than the forza 2 version it will be SWEET.

V-Eight
10-28-09, 06:41 PM
posted, and added the syclone and typhoon

Nutz
10-28-09, 07:13 PM
Welcome new member's! :hmm:

itschrome
10-28-09, 07:30 PM
how is the tuning in FM3?? i felt very let down with the tuning in FM2, well that whole game let me down. if i could design the ingame tuning of a car game I'd combine the tuning from GT4 and need for speed under ground 2. i might grab up FM3 just because i cant stand FM2 any more and i cant wait for GT5(if it ever even come out) much longer. I love racing games but haven't really enjoyed any recently. i'd like to also check out NFS shift. the reason i'm really waiting for GT5 besides the fact that in all honestly the GT games are simply the best racing games ever, but 2nd they offer a lot more cars too choose from. other than the V what other cars stand out? IE not honda civics and the likes. I am always sadden by the lack of american cars in those games. i mean throw us a last gen Monty or something thats not a mustang/camero/vett. and maybe give us like 100 less hondas,

OffThaHorseCEO
10-28-09, 08:33 PM
What are you looking for in the tuning department? I thought forza 2 was good when it came to tuning, about the only thing missing was turbo psi control and honestly, if that was in it I think everyone would set it to max so what's the point.

As far as american car lineup in this iteration, we have:

The V of course
Buick GNX returns
1990 Camaro IROC
1979 Camaro Z28
2010 Camaro
Monte Carlo Stock Car (think NASCAR)
1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA
200x Trans Am (I think WS6)
Dodge Charger Daytona
1969 Dodge Charger
A bunch of vettes, spanning the entire generation
A bunch of mustangs
Notably a fox body mustang SVT
Challenger old and new
Charger old and new


I agree though, north america is not represented as well as we could be. GranTurismo is also guilty of giving us 700 hondas

Stingroo
10-28-09, 09:52 PM
And 450 Nissans. :P

V-Eight
10-28-09, 10:56 PM
We need more Camaros, as well as pretty much every other 70s muscle car that was in FM2

gary88
10-28-09, 11:10 PM
My E36 :dance:

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/9193ec69.jpg

bierman.d
10-29-09, 12:53 AM
I can't wait to get this.
I haven't played my 360 in so long, I couldn't justify buying it right away.
Forza 2 was always my favorite game though and my brother said the 3 demo is pretty awesome.

I'm still impressed with the FM2 graphics, and then they say FM3 has like, what, 100x more polygons per car? Wow. And still 60fps.

The main area I desired improvement was track selection.. FM2 was pretty limited.. Oh, and less tuner/race cars replaced with more common production cars.

Can anyone confirm that it has a T/A WS6? Seems that car is rarely included in racing games :hmm:

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
10-29-09, 12:58 AM
Gary, save the drifting for the ricers will ya. Ur starting to turn a little Euro-trash. :)

OffThaHorseCEO
10-29-09, 01:02 AM
i dont think its a WS6 after all
unless this is just another name for it
2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ram Air

http://forzamotorsport.net/uploadedImages/_assets/Car_of_the_Day/car_of_day13_2.jpg?n=6477

http://forzamotorsport.net/uploadedImages/_assets/Car_of_the_Day/car_of_day13_4.jpg?n=6477

http://forzamotorsport.net/uploadedImages/_assets/Car_of_the_Day/car_of_day13_5.jpg?n=6477

edit: i read the article, it IS the WS6

bierman.d
10-29-09, 01:08 AM
Ok awesome!
I love those honeycomb tail lights.

I'm extremely disappointed in that interior shot though--looks like it didn't render the textures..
Oh well. I don't like that view anyways.

Also funny about the equalizer.. that's almost exactly how we had ours set the whole time. That Blaupunkt/Monsoon stereo was surprisingly good.

Rodya234
10-29-09, 01:14 AM
Not for PC? Not interested. :-p

V-Eight
10-29-09, 08:14 AM
i dont think its a WS6 after all
unless this is just another name for it
2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ram Air

http://forzamotorsport.net/uploadedImages/_assets/Car_of_the_Day/car_of_day13_2.jpg?n=6477

http://forzamotorsport.net/uploadedImages/_assets/Car_of_the_Day/car_of_day13_4.jpg?n=6477

http://forzamotorsport.net/uploadedImages/_assets/Car_of_the_Day/car_of_day13_5.jpg?n=6477

edit: i read the article, it IS the WS6

The musta just named it wrong because the Ws6 was the one with the Ram Air.

Stingroo
10-29-09, 09:13 AM
WS6 was the name of the option package. It's still a Trans Am.

OffThaHorseCEO
10-29-09, 10:44 AM
Ok awesome!
I love those honeycomb tail lights.

I'm extremely disappointed in that interior shot though--looks like it didn't render the textures..
Oh well. I don't like that view anyways.

Also funny about the equalizer.. that's almost exactly how we had ours set the whole time. That Blaupunkt/Monsoon stereo was surprisingly good.


i agree with your opinion on the interior shot. all the interior shots are that way but, when you stop to think about 400+ cars all with modeled interiors, it becomes understandable.


the outside of the cars look so nice that i dont mind what the insides look like.

besides, on the rare occasion that i decide to use cockpit view, im so busy watching the road and other cars that i completly forget the lack of textures and shifting animations (i'll be the one to say it since someone would have eventually)

gary88
10-29-09, 12:10 PM
I haven't used anything other than cockpit view.

Today I build up my Camaro SS and twin-turbo M5 :dance:

OffThaHorseCEO
10-29-09, 04:12 PM
I haven't used anything other than cockpit view.

Today I build up my Camaro SS and twin-turbo M5 :dance:

i left my aveo after a day and im still rollin my maxed out Lancia Delta Integrale EVO. I'm keeping up with Lambos and Ferrari's. Its kinda fun bouncing back and forth between C425 class and S700+ class.

I'm at work now so im gonna (try to) design a livery on paper and see if i can transfer it to the game. I have a feeling this Delta is going to be my go to car the way it was in Forza 2

On the other hand though i definitely want to try out new cars, i mean, whats the point of a new game if im gonna play it the same way right?

anyway...anyone else made some cool paintjobs yet? if so post em up...we can make this the official forza everything thread (pics,tunes,paint etc)

OffThaHorseCEO
10-29-09, 04:14 PM
heres a pic of a bentley "visiting friends". took it quickly and couldnt get the settings right, but i think it looks pretty good

http://forzamotorsport.net/UGCImageHandler.ashx?id=608102

nickc50310
10-29-09, 04:23 PM
My brother got it for me as a late birthday present! WOOT! So far I have an A Class 04 V and a C Class 1990 Iroc that is badass!

My gamer tag is Teflon Don515. Feel free to add me guys!

OffThaHorseCEO
10-29-09, 04:35 PM
My brother got it for me as a late birthday present! WOOT! So far I have an A Class 04 V and a C Class 1990 Iroc that is badass!

My gamer tag is Teflon Don515. Feel free to add me guys!

added

Stingroo
10-29-09, 06:08 PM
Also added. :)

concorso
10-29-09, 06:43 PM
What are you looking for in the tuning department? I thought forza 2 was good when it came to tuning, about the only thing missing was turbo psi control and honestly, if that was in it I think everyone would set it to max so what's the point.

As far as american car lineup in this iteration, we have:

The V of course
Buick GNX returns
1990 Camaro IROC
1979 Camaro Z28
2010 Camaro
Monte Carlo Stock Car (think NASCAR)
1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA
200x Trans Am (I think WS6)
Dodge Charger Daytona
1969 Dodge Charger
A bunch of vettes, spanning the entire generation
A bunch of mustangs
Notably a fox body mustang SVT
Challenger old and new
Charger old and new


I agree though, north america is not represented as well as we could be. GranTurismo is also guilty of giving us 700 hondas
I dont see this. I count about 40 GM cars (NOT including Holden, Opel,Vauxhall). I count about 30 Honda cars, and approx 30 Toyota cars. There are less Nissans. Even if you dont include import brands only sold in N. America, the N.America contingent is as big or bigger then any other country... Rough estimate says there are more of the Big 3 then the Asian big 3...

And when you consider that more asians will buy this game then N. Americans, its understandable theyd include sop many asian cars...

V-Eight
10-29-09, 07:38 PM
Asians buy GT5, because asians buy the PS3. Americans buy the 360

gary88
10-29-09, 10:49 PM
e92 FTW :dance:

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/a6014ad8.jpg

And my A600 M5, turning it into the ring taxi.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/071c78bb.jpg

gary88
10-29-09, 11:49 PM
Done.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/5b9c94d2.jpg

V-Eight
10-30-09, 12:02 AM
Now you have to make one of the V saying "Ring Owner" :thumbsup:

OffThaHorseCEO
10-31-09, 01:19 AM
more pics!

me chasing down a CTS-V with my Lancia Delta
http://www.forzamotorsport.net/UGCImageHandler.ashx?id=995133

a little test drive of my nc state trooper charger before the final touches
http://www.forzamotorsport.net/UGCImageHandler.ashx?id=1089233

final "artistic" (read:copycat) shots of my finished North Carolina Highway Patrol Dodge Charger. The paint was done by me, the shot/scenery was inspired by another photo i saw
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/nchp3.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/nchp2.jpg

(btw i swear they looked alot better on my tv. almost lifelike haha)

for reference heres a pic of an actual nc state trooper charger
http://www.funnycopblog.com/images/NC%20CHARGER.jpg

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
10-31-09, 01:56 AM
Nice job. Your state troopers must be hard to pick out. Ours drive white cars with a giant yellow stripe all the way around. It is, IMO, one of the best looking police cars out there though.


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1186/844456755_d89f93f073.jpg

Rodya234
10-31-09, 03:22 AM
^ that's one of two cars I often get tired of seeing (lol)

the other would be this unmistakable machine:
http://walkinapark.net/files/2009/06/chicago_police_car_horiz.jpg

bierman.d
10-31-09, 03:46 AM
There are about 10 variations of cruiser around here. Most common is a standard white Crown Vic with blue side graphics etc. My least favorite is the dark blue Ford Explorer with silver "POLICE" on the side.. hard to spot.

OffThaHorseCEO
10-31-09, 11:18 AM
this is the more common one. i went with the "experimental" one because it looks more menacing...


plus the black car looks better than the grey

http://www.allpar.com/squads/photos/north-carolina.jpg

concorso
10-31-09, 11:26 AM
Have you guys figured out any money codes yet? :)

gary88
10-31-09, 12:13 PM
Have you guys figured out any money codes yet? :)

Yeah, win lots of races with all the driver assists off :alchi:

Night Wolf
10-31-09, 12:28 PM
Gah! I'm still waiting for GT5, so I can buy a PS3...... but the 360 is looking a little better now.... I'd have to get a new TV too, maybe cabin fever will set in.

From r3v....

e30M3.....mmmmmm

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5614/evoy.jpg

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/2885/70675651.jpg

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/2586/black2j.jpg

:drool:

The Tony Show
10-31-09, 12:38 PM
i dont think its a WS6 after all
unless this is just another name for it
2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ram Air

http://forzamotorsport.net/uploadedImages/_assets/Car_of_the_Day/car_of_day13_2.jpg?n=6477

http://forzamotorsport.net/uploadedImages/_assets/Car_of_the_Day/car_of_day13_4.jpg?n=6477



edit: i read the article, it IS the WS6

I though those were actual photos at first. :eek: After you look for a second it becomes obvious they aren't, but a quick glance can fool you.

I'm in such a quandary. I don't purchase multiple games within a short time span, but I really want both this AND Uncharted 2 for the PS3- I can't decide!

OffThaHorseCEO
10-31-09, 01:11 PM
I though those were actual photos at first. :eek: After you look for a second it becomes obvious they aren't, but a quick glance can fool you.

I'm in such a quandary. I don't purchase multiple games within a short time span, but I really want both this AND Uncharted 2 for the PS3- I can't decide!

well admittedly, Gran Turismo 5 is supposed to have a slight edge when it comes to graphics or photorealism

Foza has IMO a better physics engine and much better features. you cold never create custom paint bfore on gran turismo, and you can on forza. gran turismo is finally embracing damage where forza has been doing it since the first game. gran turismo didnt have an auction house where you could sell your creations as long as people are willing to buy em...

you could say im kinda like you. the last game i bought for my xbox was street fighter 4 in february. other than that i let my brothers buy them and borrow theirs haha. ive been playing forza 2 for months and i think ill be playing forza 3 for a while to come...

heres a grey highway patrol charger...i think ill sell both paints. the grey will have unlimited copies for sale, and ill charge a lower price, the black will have a limited edition (1000 copies?) and will sell for more

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/greynchp.jpg

edit: i just realized you werent debating on whether to get an xbox to have this, or a ps3 to have uncharted

The Tony Show
10-31-09, 01:23 PM
Correct- I already own both systems and like to buy only one game at a time. My dilemma is whether I want Uncharted 2, which my Wife will enjoy watching me play since it has a story, or Forza3 which I'll love, but will cause her to vanish into the office every time it comes on. :lol:

gary88
10-31-09, 01:38 PM
My latest addition

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/8176b697.jpg

OffThaHorseCEO
10-31-09, 01:38 PM
Correct- I already own both systems and like to buy only one game at a time. My dilemma is whether I want Uncharted 2, which my Wife will enjoy watching me play since it has a story, or Forza3 which I'll love, but will cause her to vanish into the office every time it comes on. :lol:


have you seen the commercial for uncharted 2? if youre situation is anything like that, i vote for uncharted and will ALSO file it under NON-ISSUE

OffThaHorseCEO
10-31-09, 01:40 PM
My latest addition

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/8176b697.jpg

thats awesome but, im starting to hate the way photomode exports photos. i mean for example look the at rumble strip in your pic. its the single ugliest part of the pic and i bet the whole pic looked AWESOME on your tv.

V-Eight
10-31-09, 02:03 PM
Why does the grille on the V look like crap?

The Tony Show
10-31-09, 02:07 PM
The rumble strip is due to the way the game handles focus settings. Photo mode applies all kinds of effects that aren't used in game (like 4x anti-aliasing to get rid of the jaggies), but when you upload a picture to their server that has a forced focus on one car, the engine drops the poly count and bump-mapping on the background objects that are now out of focus. Hence, the ugly low poly strip.

OffThaHorseCEO
10-31-09, 03:45 PM
The rumble strip is due to the way the game handles focus settings. Photo mode applies all kinds of effects that aren't used in game (like 4x anti-aliasing to get rid of the jaggies), but when you upload a picture to their server that has a forced focus on one car, the engine drops the poly count and bump-mapping on the background objects that are now out of focus. Hence, the ugly low poly strip.

english please?

nah jk i get it. i dont like it but i get it

thats probably the same thing hapenning to the V's grill. the focus is on my Delta so it didnt make the v look good

bierman.d
10-31-09, 04:11 PM
Hah, if anyone is interested, go look at the Dodge Stealth and look closely at the exhaust. In the first two Forzas, one of the exhaust tips was missing. Kinda funny. I'm curious if they got it right this time.

OffThaHorseCEO
11-01-09, 11:23 AM
Hah, if anyone is interested, go look at the Dodge Stealth and look closely at the exhaust. In the first two Forzas, one of the exhaust tips was missing. Kinda funny. I'm curious if they got it right this time.

There's a total of 4 tips. Two on each side

OffThaHorseCEO
11-01-09, 11:24 AM
just picked up the 09 V I'll put pics up in a bit

bierman.d
11-01-09, 12:41 PM
There's a total of 4 tips. Two on each side

I guess "tips" wasn't the best word to describe on my part. All of the exhaust "outlets," if you will, are there. But rather, the chrome tip on one of them was missing (so it looked a bit smaller than the rest).

Also IIRC, the windshield wipers were on backwards on the CTS-V (04') in FM2.

OffThaHorseCEO
11-01-09, 12:50 PM
I guess "tips" wasn't the best word to describe on my part. All of the exhaust "outlets," if you will, are there. But rather, the chrome tip on one of them was missing (so it looked a bit smaller than the rest).

Also IIRC, the windshield wipers were on backwards on the CTS-V (04') in FM2.

no this looked right. i took a good close look at it. there was nothing wrong or off with the tips

ill check on the cts when i get back home. or actually, see if you can tell from that pic above

gary88
11-02-09, 01:16 AM
Brought my 911 up to R3 :dance:

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/911.jpg

Man the races are getting longer now around level 23 haha.

Nutz
11-02-09, 04:23 PM
Been playin games for quite a while with the standard controller.

Any tricks or steps to getting my Logitech force feedback steering wheel and pedals to work? Plug it in to the wall power and console USB, lights up and jumps a bit (showing vibration) but no response.

Can't seem to find a controls menu or axis learn mode.

OffThaHorseCEO
11-02-09, 09:06 PM
Been playin games for quite a while with the standard controller.

Any tricks or steps to getting my Logitech force feedback steering wheel and pedals to work? Plug it in to the wall power and console USB, lights up and jumps a bit (showing vibration) but no response.

Can't seem to find a controls menu or axis learn mode.
forza 3 doesnt support the logitech.

MS wheel or fanatec wheel

OffThaHorseCEO
11-03-09, 04:58 PM
that porsche is beautiful. are you on the ring run series?

my best picture yet IMO! (and i didnt even have to use the hangar...)

North Carolina Highway Patrol Charger with "standard" silver paint with black markings...
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/troper3.jpg


does anyone know if photobucket kills your image quality?

The Tony Show
11-03-09, 05:01 PM
No, it's good. Just adjust the settings on your account accordingly and it won't reduce the quality.

OffThaHorseCEO
11-05-09, 01:30 AM
here are a couple of 2009 CTS V pics...

Onion Booty
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/ctsv.jpg

pretty face
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/ctsv09.jpg


I bet you thought that was a supercharged V8 making all that power huh? nope the secret is OUT
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/ohnoohyea.jpg

i made that koolaid man myself. its not great but im pretty surprised at how it turned out.

what do you guys think?

Stingroo
11-05-09, 02:25 AM
Oh yeah!

V-Eight
11-05-09, 11:09 AM
Looks sicks, so does the koolaid man hood

billc83
11-05-09, 11:42 AM
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V-Eight
11-05-09, 11:52 AM
here are a couple of 2009 CTS V pics...




Can you get some interior shots as well?

gary88
11-05-09, 12:04 PM
haha looks awesome :rock:

Added some stuff to my E92

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/bfc2.jpg

OffThaHorseCEO
11-05-09, 01:54 PM
Can you get some interior shots as well?

thru the windows yes :)

unfortunately Photo Mode wont let you inside the car :/


haha looks awesome :rock:

Added some stuff to my E92

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/bfc2.jpg

that bear is nice can you get some close ups

The Tony Show
11-05-09, 03:29 PM
Pedobear E92. :rofl:

And I love the :shifty on the door, too. Major win.

concorso
11-06-09, 01:31 PM
Yeah, win lots of races with all the driver assists off :alchi:Im busy...I work alot...Id prefer just to race with any car on any track when I feel like it ;)

concorso
11-06-09, 01:32 PM
thru the windows yes :)

unfortunately Photo Mode wont let you inside the car :/



that bear is nice can you get some close upsYou need a Chris Hansen headshot on the back window, like he's peering in through it...

ryannel2003
11-09-09, 11:51 PM
Little late here but my buddy rented the game and I've been borrowing his XBox for the last couple of nights and damn... what a game. Started playing around 6 yesterday afternoon and I'm already on Level 21. Purchased and driven alot of different cars but so far my favorite is the Audi R8. It's definitely the most poised of all the cars I've driven and in spots where my 911 Turbo is twitchy the R8 is composed the whole way through.

Definitely a great game. I'm probably the only kid on the planet who doesn't own a video gaming console, but with the great deals on XBox this year I'm gonna ask for a 360 Pro for Christmas. Gotta get me a few racing games too; i'm not too much into Halo or all that other crap.

Stingroo
11-10-09, 09:59 AM
There you go. lol

I'm picking up Modern Warfare 2 today after classes (in about an hour), so Forza 3 will have to wait until Christmas.

I love me some cars, but Call of Duty takes precedent.

The Tony Show
11-10-09, 10:15 AM
Well, I figured out how to solve my Forza3/Uncharted2 dilemma: I bought Uncharted 2, beat it, then traded it and Uncharted 1 for Forza. :lol:

Great game. I burned through three months of the season mode late last night, winning an 500 Abarth, Brera and GT500, and saved up enough to buy and tune a Mazdaspeed RX8 and an 09 CTS-V. Went to the storefront and bought a few cool pieces of vinyl, and am having a blast- great game.

My Live Gamertag is the same as my name here, so feel free to send me a FR if anyone wants to race.

V-Eight
11-10-09, 11:55 AM
There you go. lol

I'm picking up Modern Warfare 2 today after classes (in about an hour), so Forza 3 will have to wait until Christmas.

I love me some cars, but Call of Duty takes precedent.

Yeah, if I manage to get it today...we're playing tonight.

Stingroo
11-10-09, 03:30 PM
You better get it. It's AMAZING!@#$@%#!#

ryannel2003
11-10-09, 09:06 PM
There you go. lol

I'm picking up Modern Warfare 2 today after classes (in about an hour), so Forza 3 will have to wait until Christmas.

I love me some cars, but Call of Duty takes precedent.

My 16 year old brother stood in line at 12 last night to get it for his PS3. I don't see what all the fuss is about... but I'm not a first person shooter type of person so I wouldn't to begin with. Must be a good game if people are standing in line for it though.

Stingroo
11-11-09, 12:35 AM
It's incredible. It blows EVERY OTHER FPS I have EVER played out of the water.

I was considering NOT getting it because of the hype, because I hate video game fanboys, but I figured I would take the plunge, and I must say, I am MORE than pleased.

The Tony Show
11-11-09, 09:22 AM
I played the first one and loved it, but the sequel's inclusion of a level where you gun down civilians in an airport is reprehensible. I chose not to buy it even though I really wanted to play it as my way of voicing disapproval.

Stingroo
11-11-09, 09:25 AM
You have the option to skip it. There's a warning at the beginning where it says that there is a mission some people may not approve of, and you can skip it and it won't affect gameplay or achievements at all. I assume this is that mission, even though I never clicked yes.

I just chose to walk through the airport and let them do all the shooting. But really, it is incredible. It blows CoD4 out of the water in literally every area known to man (and several known to monkeys).

And, EDIT: If you think about it, you're just one person. I can guarantee almost that you're outnumbered 30,000:1 by rabid 12 year old fanboys anyway. Not to mention the people like me who bought it to experience a new story, and the others who simply wanted online with their friends. Noble cause, perhaps. Effective? I think not.

Capitalism - 1
Tony Show - 0

OffThaHorseCEO
11-11-09, 10:24 AM
You have the option to skip it. There's a warning at the beginning where it says that there is a mission some people may not approve of, and you can skip it and it won't affect gameplay or achievements at all. I assume this is that mission, even though I never clicked yes.

I just chose to walk through the airport and let them do all the shooting. But really, it is incredible. It blows CoD4 out of the water in literally every area known to man (and several known to monkeys).

And, EDIT: If you think about it, you're just one person. I can guarantee almost that you're outnumbered 30,000:1 by rabid 12 year old fanboys anyway. Not to mention the people like me who bought it to experience a new story, and the others who simply wanted online with their friends. Noble cause, perhaps. Effective? I think not.

Capitalism - 1
Tony Show - 0

I think tony show knew he wasn't going to bankrupt the developers/publisher by not buying the game. Bit the saying goes, "put your money where your mouth is" or more recently speak with your wallet.

If nothing else those who choose to take that route will have the satisfaction of knowing that they didn't contribute their hard earned dollars to something they don't agree with.

The Tony Show
11-11-09, 10:54 AM
Exactly. My $60 will never be missed by Activision, but purchasing a product is giving your endorsement of the entire package. I think it took incredibly poor taste to design and include that level, and the ability to skip it doesn't change the fact that they put it in there.

Staying true to your beliefs is important, even if you know that you're in the extreme minority on the subject.

Following my core values- 1

Caving to popular opinion
or disregarding my beliefs
to play a cool game- 0

The Tony Show
11-11-09, 11:11 AM
Back on topic, here's a few photos I took last night. Powersliding in the 09 V, and edging out an MC12 in the 1/4 mile with my Z06.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v692/Firebomba/vslide.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v692/Firebomba/z061320.jpg

OffThaHorseCEO
11-11-09, 12:20 PM
Back on topic, here's a few photos I took last night. Powersliding in the 09 V, and edging out an MC12 in the 1/4 mile with my Z06.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v692/Firebomba/vslide.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v692/Firebomba/z061320.jpg


nice flames :D

The Tony Show
11-11-09, 01:01 PM
Not my best work by far- I just got sick of looking at a bone stock car, so 5 minutes in the vinyl editor fixed that.

ryannel2003
11-11-09, 05:00 PM
Tony that was your CTS-V?? My buddy and I were looking through pictures earlier and he stopped at yours and we were both drooling over it! I'm now on Level 25 or 26... should be finished within the next few days. :D

The Tony Show
11-11-09, 05:02 PM
That is in fact me powersliding around a corner. My 3 year old picked out the blue/green chameleon paint job. :lol:

ryannel2003
11-11-09, 05:04 PM
That was my next question; it sure didn't look like a stock paint color, though that would be pretty awesome to see one. Thunder Grey is probably the closest to a chameleon paint job that a CTS will ever see though.

gary88
11-11-09, 09:10 PM
The whole game just doubled in fun for me.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/3b3d8c53.jpg

gary88
11-11-09, 09:57 PM
Two more, props to anyone who understands the decals.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/c68cc3f1.jpg

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/933fff71.jpg

V-Eight
11-11-09, 10:44 PM
Two more, props to anyone who understands the decals.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/c68cc3f1.jpg

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/933fff71.jpg

Penis and Arse biscuits...you and me must think alike :D

itschrome
11-11-09, 11:28 PM
Two more, props to anyone who understands the decals.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/c68cc3f1.jpg

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/933fff71.jpg

haha classic top gear.

looking at all these pics makes me rethink just holding out for GT5. all though the newest screen shots look super sweet.

The Tony Show
11-12-09, 12:03 AM
Eggs-celent, Gary. :rofl:

Spent a little time with my Z06 tonight and made some more tasteful graphics for it.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/the_tonyshow/z06newvinyl.jpg

V-Eight
11-12-09, 08:14 AM
I dunno, I was a fan of that huge bowtie.

OffThaHorseCEO
11-12-09, 02:32 PM
Sweet! I agree you shoulda kept the huge bow tie thought

The Tony Show
11-12-09, 02:52 PM
Really? I thought it was a little "fast and furious". The new design has a small bowtie in the center of the hood bulge (near the windshield), but maybe the big one will make a return.

On a related note- have any of you guys gone to the ForzaMotorsport forums and looked at the vinyl designs people are coming up with? I can paint some stripes on there like a pro, but there's guys making photo-realistic images of Megan Fox using nothing but 800 layers of vinyl shapes. It's unbelievable.

Stingroo
11-12-09, 02:58 PM
Yep, just like on Forza 2. I don't understand HOW people can sit there and put all that effort into it. It's insane.

OffThaHorseCEO
11-12-09, 04:37 PM
Really? I thought it was a little "fast and furious". The new design has a small bowtie in the center of the hood bulge (near the windshield), but maybe the big one will make a return.

On a related note- have any of you guys gone to the ForzaMotorsport forums and looked at the vinyl designs people are coming up with? I can paint some stripes on there like a pro, but there's guys making photo-realistic images of Megan Fox using nothing but 800 layers of vinyl shapes. It's unbelievable.


i agree, the art people crate is INSANE! i had a hard enough time with koolaid man let alone an actual person...

Thats the awesome thing about Forza though, along with superb graphics, excellent physics and beautiful environments, we get this awesome livery editor that looks very elementary. Once you see what people do with it though youre blown away!

i hate to admit that my girlfriend is farther than me in this game...i spend alot of time in the design studio where she does nothing but RACE. unfortunately my art doesnt reflect the amount of labor i put into it haha...

ryannel2003
11-12-09, 08:27 PM
I really need to buy this game. My friend wants to play Modern Warfare 2 on his XBox now so I can't use the thing :/. Oh well Christmas is right around the corner :D

V-Eight
11-12-09, 08:29 PM
Just wait until the nude girls start to pop up on cars.

The Tony Show
11-12-09, 10:57 PM
They police that pretty actively, and no user wants to get banned for doing it.

Stingroo
11-13-09, 01:08 AM
Yeah, and now they're coming back on Forza 2. lol

V-Eight
11-13-09, 01:11 AM
You get banned for that now?

Stingroo
11-13-09, 01:21 AM
They've been doing it for awhile from what I can gather. I guess it started out as just a ban from the Auction House, and now supposedly its escalated to a ban from Xbox LIVE.

Kudos to them really. I mean, I'm no stranger to the female anatomy (if you catch my drift ;)) but there ARE kids who play this game, and I don't think an older brother or a dad wants to have to explain what "those are" on the hood or roof of a car a kid happens to grab while messing around with someone else's account, etc.

gary88
11-13-09, 02:03 AM
I play on a 23" 720p Samsung that I paid $800 for brand new about 4 years ago

:cool2: :cool2: :cool2:

but I don't have MW2 yet, still playing Forza.

OffThaHorseCEO
11-13-09, 11:12 AM
I play on a 23" 720p Samsung that I paid $800 for brand new about 4 years ago

:cool2: :cool2: :cool2:

but I don't have MW2 yet, still playing Forza.

totally off topic heh

i play on a 42" Panasonic 1080p plasma that i lucked out on bigtime. picked up a copy of Cars and a few other calibration DVD's and made this thing rival a theater screen.

paid 700 for it at the circuit city close out, what was even luckier was it was tax time and my money wasnt needed elsewhere.

Oh and to complete the package, my wonderful GF bought me a Pioneer surround sound system that matches the XBOX 360 for christmas last year.

Bliss...

(the awesomest part was i paid NOTHING for my xbox 360 20 gig. im an at&t sales rep and last year they had a promo called samsung rewards, every samsung i sold earned me points. i earned enough points for the xbox and an extra controller)

Stingroo
11-13-09, 11:42 AM
Is that pioneer xbox 360 surround sound set good? I saw one on craigslist a few weeks ago, and I thought it looked pretty sick, but I have a really nice one at home that I may consider bringing with me next semester/year.

OffThaHorseCEO
11-13-09, 12:22 PM
Is that pioneer xbox 360 surround sound set good? I saw one on craigslist a few weeks ago, and I thought it looked pretty sick, but I have a really nice one at home that I may consider bringing with me next semester/year.


i had this long post written out and then realized 99.9% of the information was irellevant haha...

to answer your question, im no audiophile but this system sounds GREAT to me.

if you have any other questions about it id be happy to answer them

gary88
11-13-09, 12:53 PM
haha damnit, I thought I posted that in the MW thread yesterday

anyways I got to level 36 last night :dance:

OffThaHorseCEO
11-24-09, 01:58 AM
for the Mary Kay fans...
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/marykay.jpg

OffThaHorseCEO
11-25-09, 01:38 PM
name that car
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/headlight.png

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
11-25-09, 01:48 PM
Bimmer

V-Eight
11-25-09, 05:48 PM
^ Seconded

The Tony Show
11-27-09, 12:25 AM
Geoff.

RightTurn
11-30-09, 11:09 AM
I was going to go with "Hank." :coffee:

OffThaHorseCEO
12-03-09, 10:47 AM
oh bwahaha now i get it

scratch made at&t logo - the focus on the image is all wrong haha

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/g1.jpg

gary88
12-03-09, 09:11 PM
135i
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/tii2-1.jpg

CCGT getting some air
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/omg2.jpg

gary88
12-08-09, 01:13 PM
New car pack!

http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/_templates/NewsDetail.aspx?id=3059

$5 well spent.

The Tony Show
12-08-09, 02:24 PM
One of these days we need to arrange a little showdown on Xbox Live, Gary.

gary88
12-08-09, 03:17 PM
Agreed :cool2:

My new favorite car in the game.
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/it1.jpg

Also there was some man-touching going on at Maple Valley :suspense:
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/wat.jpg

V-Eight
12-08-09, 03:34 PM
New car pack!

http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/_templates/NewsDetail.aspx?id=3059

$5 well spent.

God damn, already?

The Tony Show
12-08-09, 03:57 PM
Pixelated man is pixelated.

Stingroo
12-08-09, 05:05 PM
Man, I would SO be down for a little showdown. I'm selling my Art History textbook on Saturday for $56... then when the money comes, you can bet I'll be grabbing Forza 3. :)

OffThaHorseCEO
12-10-09, 07:51 PM
New car pack!

http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/_templates/NewsDetail.aspx?id=3059

$5 well spent.


Im skipping it. Nothing in that pack appeals to me really

Maybe the next one will have an XLR or another GM in it

The Tony Show
12-11-09, 12:22 AM
A photo from last night's race- trading a little paint while fighting a Viper down the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v692/Firebomba/VLagunaI.jpg

OffThaHorseCEO
12-17-09, 11:07 AM
the mullet queen

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/cama.jpg

(jk i love camaros, and have never had a mullet)

V-Eight
12-17-09, 11:10 AM
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Where'd you get that COWL hood!? I've got a souped up IROC myself (with the stock motor in it heheh). Which rims are those?

OffThaHorseCEO
12-17-09, 02:49 PM
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Where'd you get that COWL hood!? I've got a souped up IROC myself (with the stock motor in it heheh). Which rims are those?

- the hood is available in the upgrade shop. its under the wing icon which makes it understandable that someone would miss it haha

- the rims are Asanti AF118's, asanti is the 4th brand in the wheel menu



im running the stock motor too. i started in f class then did suspension mods and brought it to E, than a couple of small engine mods for D, now its class C424 (couldnt get to 425 exactly) twin turbocharged light engine mods full suspension mods stock tires haha.

373 Horsepower
518 lb-ft torque

i think im done with it too. im not sure itll stay controllable/competitive in higher classes and i love the way it drives now

i can send you the setup...

V-Eight
12-17-09, 07:47 PM
LOL at controllable, with the stock car motor....traction is a HUGE issue.

OffThaHorseCEO
12-17-09, 09:31 PM
LOL at controllable, with the stock car motor....traction is a HUGE issue.
tell me about it. i tried to put the stock car motor into the '10 camaro and had a blast for a few seconds. then it got old haha. i settled on the c6r engine or whatever the race corvette engine is thay you can drop into it...

do i have you on my friends list?

got anything on storefront? im in a buying mood

V-Eight
12-18-09, 01:27 AM
tell me about it. i tried to put the stock car motor into the '10 camaro and had a blast for a few seconds. then it got old haha. i settled on the c6r engine or whatever the race corvette engine is thay you can drop into it...

do i have you on my friends list?

got anything on storefront? im in a buying mood

I think so, the names Laganfar. I have the stock car motor in my IROC and 2010 lol

Stingroo
12-18-09, 03:32 AM
You guys are making me want this game so much.

It has to wait though. I'm using the money I would have used to buy Forza to tow my car. Much better investment, I think. Guess Forza may have to be a hoped-for Christmas gift at best. lol

OffThaHorseCEO
12-18-09, 11:21 AM
You guys are making me want this game so much.

It has to wait though. I'm using the money I would have used to buy Forza to tow my car. Much better investment, I think. Guess Forza may have to be a hoped-for Christmas gift at best. lol

V-Eight, you're right I do have you on my friends list.

Stingroo I think you're making the right decision too ha. PM me, I have a way you can get forza 3 and more for free

V-Eight
12-18-09, 12:46 PM
^ Gametrailers?

gary88
12-19-09, 03:40 PM
Got a Christmas present from Turn10 :D

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2295/gtrk.jpg

gary88
12-24-09, 03:51 PM
Some recents

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3060/45867483.jpg

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7495/12928239.jpg

gary88
12-26-09, 04:01 PM
Panamera converted to RWD with a Carrera GT engine :rock:

http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/6499/29019265.jpg

Stingroo
12-26-09, 05:42 PM
Gary should totally lend me one or two of these awesome cars for the weekend/beginning of next week.

lol I couldn't stand it anymore. I needed to play. So, since Blockbuster was having a special, and I wanted to rent AC2 to try it out, for another $4 I got Forza 3 as well. I must say, I am in love. At the earliest chance, I need this game. lol

Stingroo
12-31-09, 01:20 AM
Okay, bump-ish. Here are some of my Forza 3 pictures

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d193/roo09511/edgeofcontrol-1.jpg
I love myself some orange Corvette Z06.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d193/roo09511/lollllll.jpg
Rumble strips at ~160 MPH are NOT your friend. And there's even a BMW in there for Gary. :)

OffThaHorseCEO
01-02-10, 08:24 PM
man i HATE the difference between in game and export photo quality

but i LOVE my 90 IROC. Here she is powering thru a turn on maple valley speedway (i think thats what that track is called)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/iROCDrift.jpg

gary88
01-11-10, 01:30 PM
Newest acquisition.

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/1147/575av.jpg

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/298/5752.jpg

And yeah the photo export quality sucks.

gary88
01-12-10, 11:43 PM
Another new car pack came out today :dance:

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2932/rs6s.jpg

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/742/m63e.jpg

V-Eight
01-12-10, 11:46 PM
Looks like a nice pack, but I'm not into paying $ for digital cars. I'll save that and put it towards a V :D

The Tony Show
01-13-10, 11:29 AM
I figured you downloaded that pack when I saw you back on Forza last night, Gary. :lol:

gary88
01-13-10, 01:43 PM
haha yep, as soon as I turned on my xbox and saw an M6 staring at me I knew I was going to download it :lol:

Another neat addition to the game

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/6904/82108825.jpg

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/9526/gs2g.jpg

gary88
02-11-10, 01:52 AM
New course for download, Nurburgring GP Circuit :dance:

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1187/135kn.jpg

OffThaHorseCEO
05-05-10, 03:16 PM
man i still wish there was a cadillac pack. ive been lusting after the xlr-v lately and would love to drive it in game

ive made a long term goal of buying an XLR-V!
1) first, house purchase,
2) then save up a years worth of bills/expenses (hypothetical XLR payment included)
3) then, buy the XLR-V!!!

My gf already said that as soon as i get 1 and 2 done i can get the V without her saying anything about it, as long as she doesnt know how much it cost and its black to match the SRX

(you might ask why i need my girlfrinds "permission" or "approval". we live together and our money is together...we're not goin anywhere)

ANYWAY, i settled for driving a mercedes SLR black edition on forza the other day and its better than i expected...but we still NEED a cadillac pack...everyone who has twitter should tweet @turn10studios and say something about wanting a cadillac pack

even get your friends/followers to "retweet" even if they dont play forza

The Tony Show
05-05-10, 04:52 PM
PGR3 had a Cadillac pack with all 3 V-Series cars (1st gen CTS). You can pick that game up dirt cheap at this point, and even though it's no Forza, it's still a fun way to tool around in a virtual V.

OffThaHorseCEO
05-05-10, 04:57 PM
PGR3 had a Cadillac pack with all 3 V-Series cars (1st gen CTS). You can pick that game up dirt cheap at this point, and even though it's no Forza, it's still a fun way to tool around in a virtual V.

my brother had that game!

i wonder if that pack is free yet?

The Tony Show
05-05-10, 05:13 PM
I think it was free back when it released. Cadillac sponsored a contest where if you could break into the top 100 lap times on the Nurburgring F1 circuit (driving a V, of course) you got a free Wreath + Crest Gamertag picture.

I still have mine. :D

OffThaHorseCEO
05-05-10, 05:28 PM
I think it was free back when it released. Cadillac sponsored a contest where if you could break into the top 100 lap times on the Nurburgring F1 circuit (driving a V, of course) you got a free Wreath + Crest Gamertag picture.

I still have mine. :D


Youre right! just looked it up and the pack is free!

called my bro up, he works with me and hes bringing PGR3 with him to work tomorrow

would you say they represented the caddys realistically (obviously not forza realistic but still)

Stingroo
05-05-10, 06:04 PM
I finally (bit late) picked up Forza 3 officially (you know, non-rented lol)

Just got to driver level 50 the other day. :D

OffThaHorseCEO
05-05-10, 06:16 PM
I finally (bit late) picked up Forza 3 officially (you know, non-rented lol)

Just got to driver level 50 the other day. :D
nice!

be sure to check out my storefront and cop one of the cop cars and the at&t logo i made

Stingroo
05-05-10, 07:10 PM
Hmm... I should check it out. :)

gary88
05-05-10, 07:11 PM
Buy some of my sweet tunes while you're at it :shifty

OffThaHorseCEO
05-05-10, 07:56 PM
Buy some of my sweet tunes while you're at it :shifty

what cars do you have tunes for?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-05-10, 08:00 PM
I never noticed this thread. I have Forza 3 and I love that game, play it probably 5 hours a week. Not sure of all the cars I own, but I've got a V2, '90 IROC-Z, '87 GTA, '02 Trans Am, '93 Cobra, '09 G8, and I'm looking at buying either the 512 or the F355 Ferrari next.

gary88
05-05-10, 08:52 PM
what cars do you have tunes for?

Various BMWs.

OffThaHorseCEO
05-05-10, 09:13 PM
I never noticed this thread. I have Forza 3 and I love that game, play it probably 5 hours a week. Not sure of all the cars I own, but I've got a V2, '90 IROC-Z, '87 GTA, '02 Trans Am, '93 Cobra, '09 G8, and I'm looking at buying either the 512 or the F355 Ferrari next.

cool whats your gamertag?

and

:postpics:

Stingroo
05-05-10, 10:59 PM
I'll buy a tune.

I never really got too big into tuning cars in this. It's too much work, LOL.

gary88
05-05-10, 11:17 PM
My basic settings for just about any car:

Tire pressure:
32 front
35 rear

Camber:
-0.5 front
-0.7 rear

Suspension:
Ride height all the way down

Brake pressure @ 110%

Then from there I'll fine-tune everything else if necessary.

OffThaHorseCEO
05-06-10, 10:11 AM
As soon as i have the parts for it, my mandatory tune is

Tire pressure:
32 front
35 rear

Camber:
-0.5 front
-0.7 rear

Suspension:
Ride height all the way down

Brake pressure @ 110%

Then from there I'll fine-tune everything else if necessary.

my basic tune is:

tire pressure 29/29

dont mess with camber/caster/toe etc

ride height all the way down

brake pressure 80%
brake bias 80R/20F (these setting let me turn off the ABS assist and still feel like i have ABS, which means more money and not as hard)

if its an all wheel drive i route 60-70% of the power to the back

i open the rear diff almost all the way

the only other thing left is gearing and im not great at that so i tend to leave it alone

i dont consider myself a good enough tuner to sell my tunes on marketplace, but im good enough to substitute one of my own tunes for assists (TCM,STM,ABS)


CHAD WHERE ARE YOUR PICS?

The Tony Show
05-06-10, 10:33 AM
Turning brake pressure down is a great idea. Mashing the brake just doesn't work in this game, as ABS braking distances are WAY longer than you can achieve with ABS off and only pressing the L trigger down about 75%. The problem is that in the longer races, you inevitably forget to exercise restraint in a hard braking zone, lock up the wheels and slide off course.

Great tip! :thumbsup:

I've also noticed that the AI driven cars will "tap" their brakes going into corners a lot (watch their taillights). It's one of the few things in that game that isn't very realistic, but I've tried it and it works.

Stingroo
05-06-10, 10:35 AM
I have pics!
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/12/96323166.jpg
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/6875/gotwings.jpg

OffThaHorseCEO
05-06-10, 11:48 AM
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/6875/gotwings.jpg

great action pic!


(can someone fix my last post? i screwed the quoting all up)

The Tony Show
05-06-10, 12:53 PM
Fixed!

gary88
05-06-10, 01:17 PM
I keep my brake pressure high because I play with ABS off, that way I get more initial bite without having to press the trigger down more. Honestly I can't even play the game with ABS on.

OffThaHorseCEO
05-06-10, 02:16 PM
Fixed!

thanks! also as far as the AI cars braking, i think they use manual transmissions, and they are using the engine to help stop the car as well as downshifting to get into the correct gear for after the turn. its supposed to be a very effective method which i havent mastered yet.

the best part of this game to me is the level of ability to personalize it to your tastes. not everyone drives the same way, or likes the same kind of cars at the same kinds of power levels etc etc


also, did anyone else notice the Forza killing gran turismo 5 was delayed AGAIN? (old news i know but i still think its hilarious)

The Tony Show
05-06-10, 02:27 PM
Gran Turismo used to be amazing, but Forza has eclipsed it in terms of physics, visual customization and most importantly, the ability to release a game within 6 years.

It looks like GT5 will still lack the visual customization and online storefront of Forza, so they've resorted to cramming in crap like NASCAR to try and overcome it. lawlz.

OffThaHorseCEO
05-06-10, 03:36 PM
Gran Turismo used to be amazing, but Forza has eclipsed it in terms of physics, visual customization and most importantly, the ability to release a game within 6 years.

It looks like GT5 will still lack the visual customization and online storefront of Forza, so they've resorted to cramming in crap like NASCAR to try and overcome it. lawlz.

GT was never amazing to me. (btw i meant "forza killing" as in thats what everyone thinks of it, not the truth)

Now theyre boasting that they will be presenting the game in 3D...

it seems the game is never finished, because they brag about a feature but cant finish it in time, so they delay it, and then to compensate for the delay, they announce a new ridiculous feature when they announce the delay, which is so difficult to implement that it causes yet another delay so they announce another feature to compensate for the delay and so on and so on...

Stingroo
05-06-10, 03:37 PM
NASCAR on GT5 pisses me off. I want a better representation of it on 360 than NASCAR 09. It sucked. Needs lots of work.

And thanks, that shot was actually a really big accident. lol It was like lap one of a pretty long R2 class race, and I wasn't paying complete attention and I smashed the hell out of that poor MC12. I watched the replay, and was like "Holy flying wings, Batman!" and decided it was photo worthy. lol

V-Eight
05-06-10, 04:26 PM
GT was never amazing to me. (btw i meant "forza killing" as in thats what everyone thinks of it, not the truth)

Now theyre boasting that they will be presenting the game in 3D...

it seems the game is never finished, because they brag about a feature but cant finish it in time, so they delay it, and then to compensate for the delay, they announce a new ridiculous feature when they announce the delay, which is so difficult to implement that it causes yet another delay so they announce another feature to compensate for the delay and so on and so on...

I think they should just rename it Duke Nukem Forever.

gary88
05-06-10, 09:01 PM
Newest toy, with a little tweaking the handling is amazing.

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3788/forza11f.jpg

OffThaHorseCEO
05-07-10, 04:37 PM
these might be reposts, i cant remember...

CTS-V Race car at Lemans (This is a cumstom paint work in progress, I'm working on an "AT&T/Blackberry/CF sponsored Cadillac")
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/CTSV200mph.jpg

Camaro IROC sittin pretty
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/iroc.jpg

My 'Vette killer Buick GNX...Plenty of power and handles like a dream... Still running the Turbo 6, no engine swap
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/killer.jpg

OffThaHorseCEO
05-07-10, 04:53 PM
i love beating corvettes, even if the corvettes are 100% stock and my vehicles are heavily modified...

Heres a 2010 CTS-V with no engine mods, but a few trans upgrades, tire/wheel/suspension upgrades and weight reduction/rollcage
wish i could paint the grill black. REALLY wish i had more Cadillacs to play with

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/Offthahorseceo/forza/ctsvette2.jpg

OffThaHorseCEO
05-10-10, 03:37 PM
played PGR 3 last night for a bit. doesnt compare to FM3

the cars felt too light, the physics were way off.

not only that but it was very unfair, how is it that just about every car in the game can beat the xlr-v off the line?

gary88
05-10-10, 08:04 PM
PGR3 is more of an arcade game rather than a simulator like Forza.

OffThaHorseCEO
05-11-10, 11:42 AM
PGR3 is more of an arcade game rather than a simulator like Forza.

yea thats the word that was going through my head as i played it, "arcadey, arcadey"

PGR4 is completely different though, the physics are MUCH better in my opinion. The graphics are nice too. Still the lack of customization compared to the limitless amounts of customization (when you include paint) and almost perfect physics puts FM3 miles ahead of the competition

gary88
07-13-10, 11:28 PM
New car pack out today, some nice cars in this one.

2011 McLaren MP4-12C
2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
2010 Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
2010 Fiat Punto Evo SPORT
2010 Acura TSX V6
2010 Kia Forte Koup SX
2011 Mazda 2
2011 CitroŽn DS3
2010 Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart

Just got it :D

http://a.imageshack.us/img130/5304/forza16t.jpg

mitchjagger
07-14-10, 09:59 AM
Need to pick that car pack up, mainly for the coupe. Don't know why they would include the Forte, that just puzzles me.

OffThaHorseCEO
07-14-10, 10:23 AM
nice, might be the first car pack i pick up!

gary88
07-14-10, 10:42 AM
It's worth it for the V Coupe and McLaren alone.

mitchjagger
07-14-10, 10:49 AM
We should plan some Cadillac Forum members Forza race nights. That seems like it would be great fun....

Has anyone been able to afford the Daytona Coupe yet?

OffThaHorseCEO
07-14-10, 11:49 AM
i have 23 of them

mitchjagger
07-14-10, 12:08 PM
WHAT? How do you have 23? They are like 10mil a piece?

OffThaHorseCEO
07-14-10, 12:35 PM
im a balla didnt you know

nah jk, i dont even have one, i dont think ive even broken 2mil. everytime i get close i buy another car and fix it up

BTW my GT is CRUNKATRON in case you didnt go back and read the old pages.

Stingroo
07-14-10, 12:59 PM
Yeah, I keep buying cars constantly so I never have money. lol I just finished the R2 world championship and that left me with a boatload of cash (like 500k) so I'm looking to splurge on something again.

P.S. if anyone has any 48 hour cards, my GT is the same as my forum name, Stingroo.

I don't have gold anymore. :(

gary88
07-14-10, 01:06 PM
New drift car

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/gheb882/dorifto.jpg

mitchjagger
07-14-10, 01:45 PM
Yeah, I keep buying cars constantly so I never have money. lol I just finished the R2 world championship and that left me with a boatload of cash (like 500k) so I'm looking to splurge on something again.

P.S. if anyone has any 48 hour cards, my GT is the same as my forum name, Stingroo.

I don't have gold anymore. :(

I may have some 48 hr cards, I will dig around for them.

Stingroo
07-14-10, 02:02 PM
You would be my hero! :D

OffThaHorseCEO
07-14-10, 02:04 PM
i really really hate the photo export quality settings.

really defeats the purpose of exporting photos. and then, whats the point of even taking photos, i didnt get an xbox or forza 3 to sit and flip through pictures from the tv. if i take a picture, its because i want to share the awesomeness that is forza and the car i build

Stingroo
07-14-10, 02:10 PM
Yeah, the export settings do suck pretty hardcore.

mitchjagger
07-14-10, 02:15 PM
Here are 2 of my favorite pics / cars:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b111/mitchjagger/Forza5.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b111/mitchjagger/Forza.jpg

I am diligently waiting for T10 to put a Lancia 037 in a car pack

Stingroo
07-14-10, 02:18 PM
These are reposts, but here are a couple of my favorites. I took a few recently but don't have gold to post them. :(

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1776/lollllllg.jpg

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/9903/mmmmmmvette.jpg

mitchjagger
07-15-10, 09:23 AM
You would be my hero! :D

Did you get my PM with the codes?

Stingroo
07-15-10, 09:35 AM
Yeah, I'll check them tonight. :) I've got some stuff to do today.

Add me on XBL though. :)

concorso
07-15-10, 10:49 AM
Need to pick that car pack up, mainly for the coupe. Don't know why they would include the Forte, that just puzzles me.It was voted on/chosen by fans afaik.

I want more tracks. VIR/Top Gear/Mosports/Milford Proving Grounds

Id love to see the Salt Flats, too...

concorso
07-15-10, 10:53 AM
We should plan some Cadillac Forum members Forza race nights. That seems like it would be great fun....

Has anyone been able to afford the Daytona Coupe yet?I have the Daytona Coupe...Im working on the Aston One77.

Id love to see them add the MB 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II, since they have equivalent Audi's and BMW's...BMW Z8, Cadillac XLR-V

OffThaHorseCEO
07-15-10, 11:00 AM
It was voted on/chosen by fans afaik.

I want more tracks. VIR/Top Gear/Mosports/and the track used in the DBS/Jag chase in Daniel Craigs 1st bond...

Id love to see the Salt Flats, too...

i just want more cadillacs!

i know ive said this a million times but, how does the XLR-V not end up in there? How does the STS-V not end up in there? Maybe even an Allante.

i appreciate the CTS being in there but now we have 3 CTS's in there

concorso
07-15-10, 11:31 AM
Theres an Audi Q7 TDI, yet no XLR-V or BMW Z8...very odd.


Another feature Id love to see. Id love to be able to race against the vehicles in your own garage. If they meet the requirements, why not right?

mitchjagger
07-15-10, 11:43 AM
They had the XLR-V in the original Forza.
My most wanted cars that I think have a good chance of getting in are:
Lancia 037
DeTemoso Pantera
Ferrari Daytona
XLR-V
Lancia Delta S4 - Ridiculous little beast!
Lamborghini Jalpa
Caterham or Lotus 7

Cars I would like to see in Forza but don't think it would happen:
03 Cadillac Seville
Ford GT40 MK1 and or MK3
any AMCs
any old F1 car
93 Allante with the Northstar would be ok, however I dont think it would be very competitive.
and the Dacia Sandero! Great News!

There are others I cant think of off the top of my head

I would also like to see all the tracks from the original Forza:
Blue Mountain
Alpine Ring
Tokyo
The longer New York track
and Pacific Harbor point to point.

BTW my GT is Mitch Jagger <<<<with a space

OffThaHorseCEO
07-15-10, 11:46 AM
thats another thing, theres an audi q7 and they couldnt put an srx in there?

OffThaHorseCEO
07-15-10, 11:48 AM
They had the XLR-V in the original Forza.
My most wanted cars that I think have a good chance of getting in are:
Lancia 037
DeTemoso Pantera
Ferrari Daytona
XLR-V
Lancia Delta S4 - Ridiculous little beast!
Lamborghini Jalpa
Caterham or Lotus 7

Cars I would like to see in Forza but don't think it would happen:
03 Cadillac Seville
Ford GT40 MK1 and or MK3
any AMCs
any old F1 car
93 Allante with the Northstar would be ok, however I dont think it would be very competitive.

There are others I cant think of off the top of my head

BTW my GT is Mitch Jagger <<<<with a space

there are some ferraris in there that arent very competitive. there are a BUNCH of cars in there that arent very competitive in stock form, some even arent competitive after performance mods

mitchjagger
07-15-10, 11:54 AM
there are some ferraris in there that arent very competitive. there are a BUNCH of cars in there that arent very competitive in stock form, some even arent competitive after performance mods

True but the Allante has absolutely no engine upgrades for it. The only additions to be done are suspension, brakes, tires, weight, roll cage. All those upgrades are going to put it into S class with a stock engine, it will be smoked on any track with a moderate straight away.

OffThaHorseCEO
07-15-10, 12:07 PM
True but the Allante has absolutely no engine upgrades for it. The only additions to be done are suspension, brakes, tires, weight, roll cage. All those upgrades are going to put it into S class with a stock engine, it will be smoked on any track with a moderate straight away.

not necessarily. those are always the first upgrades i do to any car to make it competitive in a higher class. In alot of cases that and trans upgrades are the ONLY upgrades i do. usually the engine is adequate but power is lost in the rest of the drivetrain and suspension. i think the car would start in E class, C class at best. the mods you mention would get it into low A class at best, and i believe 300hp, good tires, great suspension, stiffened body and a weight reduction would allow it to compete.

not only that even if they had intake mods and exhaust mods and maybe even a PCM tune that would help and would keep it realistic. If they wanted to get radical they could find a way to do an ls swap or even swap the turbo-charged 4L from the Cadillac LMP into the allante

mitchjagger
07-15-10, 12:24 PM
not necessarily. those are always the first upgrades i do to any car to make it competitive in a higher class. In alot of cases that and trans upgrades are the ONLY upgrades i do. usually the engine is adequate but power is lost in the rest of the drivetrain and suspension. i think the car would start in E class, C class at best. the mods you mention would get it into low A class at best, and i believe 300hp, good tires, great suspension, stiffened body and a weight reduction would allow it to compete.

not only that even if they had intake mods and exhaust mods and maybe even a PCM tune that would help and would keep it realistic. If they wanted to get radical they could find a way to do an ls swap or even swap the turbo-charged 4L from the Cadillac LMP into the allante

Maybe you are right, I just don't see much coming from it. All we can hope for is it being offered in a car pack so we can settle this disagreement. :thumbsup:

OffThaHorseCEO
07-15-10, 12:32 PM
Maybe you are right, I just don't see much coming from it. All we can hope for is it being offered in a car pack so we can settle this disagreement. :thumbsup:

haha yea! we'll ill be the first to admit i dont expect an allante to show up, and i doubt it ever will. just saying it would be nice. however the cadillac XLR-V i think deserves a spot in the game and i think everyone can agree

OffThaHorseCEO
12-12-10, 01:46 PM
hey mitchjagger! new carpack with an AMC Javelin due out in two days!

ALSO!!!

FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 ANNOUNCED RECENTLY!!!!
Due out fall 2011

PLEASE, anyone who reads this, even if you dont play forza or video games at all, ask for cadillacs in the next forza. you can email the staff at forzafb@microsoft.com

i would LOVE to see an Allante in there, 93 would prob be the most competitive.

Cadillac STS-V
Cadillac SRX
Cadillac XLR-V
Cadillac V Wagon
mid 90's Cadillac Seville STS
late 90's early 00's Cadillac ETC

if enough of us ask maybe we'll see some Cadillacs in the mix instead of 1 million hondas, 1 million bmw's, 1 million acuras (hondas), 35 dodge vipers, 15 Corvettes

Stingroo
12-12-10, 01:53 PM
Woohoo Forza 4! I sold F3 just recently, actually... needed money for Brotherhood.

:hide:

OffThaHorseCEO
12-12-10, 02:00 PM
i actually hadnt played since september, we moved into a new apt and forza got lost in the mass of boxes. just found it two days ago and started playing the heck out of it, then hit the forums and found out about 4.

Stingroo
12-12-10, 10:25 PM
I've been playing a lot of things lately...

Black Ops
NFS: Hot Pursuit (Which I am IN LOVE with... it's a near-perfect recreation of classic NFS)
AC: Brotherhood
and bought today, Red Dead Redemption

Playdrv4me
12-13-10, 01:54 AM
Boys and their toys.

Stingroo
12-13-10, 02:16 AM
Says the man who bought an iPad and wanted to sell it less than a month later....

OffThaHorseCEO
12-13-10, 02:30 PM
Boys and their toys.
i dont know who youre referring to, im a grown a*s man

Stingroo
12-13-10, 02:32 PM
I DO have a crapload of store credit on my PowerUp card... maybe I'll pick up the Ultimate Edition of Forza 3 (it's got all the DLC on it and all that...) but I also may turn around and use it as a reservation for TDU2 (I want that game NOW).

OffThaHorseCEO
12-14-10, 01:03 PM
did you ever "beat" forza 3?

Stingroo
12-14-10, 01:10 PM
Not as much as I'd have liked, no. I think I have 795 GS from it.

OffThaHorseCEO
12-14-10, 04:11 PM
nice. i had a huge garage and about 1.6 mil built up, then i went and bought a new harddrive and screwed everything up

on top of that, my xbox live gold ran out, so my designs that were in the market couldnt make me any money anymore. ive got gold on the way though, and i hadnt played in a couple of months, so hopefully my designs have raked in a good bit of dough that i can collect when the gold comes in. ill also be workin on a couple of new designs and finishing up some i started.

Stingroo
12-14-10, 04:39 PM
Yeah, I also got to level 50.

I can't design cars for the life of me. I'm the type of player that keeps guys like you in business. :lol: I have NO artistic talent. :( I used to resell designs in Forza 2. Made quite a bit of coin off of it. I remember I scored this Ford GT with a 9/11 tribute paint scheme that was AMAZING. It had no designer watermark, and it was an unlocked car. I put it on another one that I owned that had like 80 race wins and locked the design. Put it for sale over the weekend and made like 90mil off of ONE sale. Ah, the good ol' days... I recall the Forza 3 storefront and auction house to be more cumbersome, though. I don't like the way the menus are organized in Forza 3.

OffThaHorseCEO
12-14-10, 04:44 PM
yea my favorite on forza 2 was the car level sales. for some reason, people would pay 10mil for just about any car as long as it was level 5.

so i would get my race driver to race a charger in the big tracks until it hit level 5, throw my nc state highway patrol paint on it and rake in about 30 mil a day. it got to the point where i capped the money counter

i had only gotten to mid 30's on 3 before i lost my info, i cant remember what level im currently at right now

Stingroo
12-14-10, 05:01 PM
It was WAY easier to level in Forza 3 too. At least, it felt that way.

runthecoast
12-15-10, 11:01 AM
Must buy