Le Mans & Formula E Update (v8.5) ... What a Sucky Update!

I think the Driver and Tuning changes suck!

Tuning

The community may have requested tuning ... this is not tuning!
What FM have done is given us temporary upgrades.
Tuning could have been great if properly implemented.

  • Tuning parts are upgrades.
  • Tuning is associated permanently with a car, not the driver, and not just for the SE.
  • Purchased tuning can be adjusted to suit the event and track.

Drivers should not affect a car’s performance, that is ridiculous.
This is not a driver-management game, it is a racing game.

SE Tuning and Driver Levels means we now upgrade the same car multiple times.

Driver XP

Putting aside how absurd it is that driver levels affect car performance, this is obviously a method to ensure we play more which FM can then use to generate advertising revenue. It takes absurdly long to earn enough XP to level-up (25,000 XP requires about 100 laps of Daytona Road Course) so this is now a massive drain on our time. M$ are limited (daily and max) so earning XP is a protracted process or race earnings are lost. And after all of that we still have to pay Gold to level-up, so Driver XP is meaningless, it should be one or the other. I suspect that very soon Driver XP will be another IAP, yet another currency.

Another issue is that because we can’t FU these cars our (WT)TT Drive is limited (so we have to wait or pay Gold) and customization extras (paint, vinyl packs, wheels etc) will no longer be free.

None of these changes benefit the player, this is all about generating revenue for FM, directly through IAP of currencies and indirectly through the play-time (it takes to earn XP) being used for advertising.

Community Feedback

The recent survey was a joke as FM had already decided what they were going to do!
If FM are really interested in community feedback and improving the game ...

  • Proper tuning.
  • Fix the (2 year old) throttle and brake failure bugs.
  • Stop OMP cutting by placing blocks at cut points (rather than the poorly coded penalty routines which punish braking mistakes but not cutting!)
  • Improve controls e.g. constant throttle.
  • Feedback of what the car is doing ... I suggested a couple methods more than a year ago on Reddit, FM didn’t bother responding!
  • Make track limits consistent and let us know where they are! I suspect they refuse to do this because their off-track detection is poor.
  • Weather effects.
  • NOTE: gameplay and race content has not improved since the game was released 7 years ago!
  • Rear-view mirror.
  • TT Ghost optional.
  • Car customization. More colours. More layers. More vinyl packs. Text layer. Combined paint-through and mirror modes. Separate resize and rotate controls. Finer placement of vinyls. Undo feature. etc etc etc.

All of this has been repeatedly mentioned (here on the Wiki, on Facebook, on Reddit, etc) over the last few years. FM invite feedback and then ignore it.

Nick's Stuff

Feel free to download/use anything you find here.
Please contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or feedback.
If you think you've found a mistake on one of my pages, please don't edit it, a lot of the data is generated so the error might be re-created the next time I generate the data! Send me a message and I will make the necessary changes. Thank you.

Work(s) in Progress

Power Query

If you need any help with (or have any suggestions regarding) PQ, feel free to contact me.

WTTT (History)

This is now LIVE! on the Tournaments page.

The following table is now a template ... WTTTcurrent
It can be included in your Profile/Article page by adding

{{WTTTcurrent}}

and will be automatically updated.

WTTT Tracks and Cars for 09-Jun-2020 to 16-Jun-2020

Event Info Cars
Silverstone
The National Circuit

09-Jun-2020 to 16-Jun-2020
Showcase PORSCHE CAYMAN S.jpg
PORSCHE CAYMAN S
Showcase NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R (R34) R3 SPEC.jpg
NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R (R34) R3 SPEC
Showcase CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY Z51.jpg
CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY Z51
See the WTTT page for more info on Cars, Tracks and WTTT History.

Visit the WTTT page which shows ...

  • The Current WTTT Events.
  • All Cars and their usage.
  • All Tracks and their usage.
  • (Nearly) All of the WTTT Historical Events.

Best-Paying Events

Visit my Best-Paying Events page.

Series Rewards

Visit my Series Rewards page.

Upgrade Strategy

Visit my Upgrade Strategy page.

Levels, Fame and Gold

Visit my Levels, the Fame Required and the Gold Rewards page.
Note: FM have now supplied the Level-Fame-Gold info, see Fame Chart, which shows how accurate Filippo’s formula was!

Wiki Badges

Visit my Wiki Achievement Badges page to see the badges and points you can earn for editing the Wiki.
Thanks to Michael for (help with) compiling this data, I just added the images and made it look pretty!


Sandbox Pages

Section Link Description
  User:QuickNick/Sandbox01 A copy of the Sandbox editing page!
Also see the (other) test templates.

{{User:QuickNick/R/Sandbox|R=1|Career Page LIVE!|User:QuickNick/Career3|Generated career page!
User:QuickNick/Series and Special Events

All Events. LIVE! User:QuickNick/Sandbox02base Base page, no data.
Use this to re-create the All Events page.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox02 First pass. To be deleted.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox02t TEST. 500 rows using a template.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox02a OK. Created using RR3 Wiki Exporter.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox02b OK. Extended Race Info. Is page too large?
User:QuickNick/Sandbox02d Base page for below, no data.
Use this to re-create the new All Events page.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox02e New All Events page!
Includes
  • Group and Index
  • Series moved to the left
  • Extended Race Info
User:QuickNick/Sandbox02f Base page for below, no data.
Use this to re-create the new All Events page.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox02g New All Events page!
Includes
  • Career Group
  • Series moved to the left
  • Extended Race Info

qWikiCcAllEvents4

User:QuickNick/Sandbox02j Base page for below, no data.
Use this to re-create the Test All Events page.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox02k Test All Events page!
Includes
  • Group abbreviation and name
  • Series Index
  • Race Info split into separate columns

qWikiCcAllEvents5

User:QuickNick/Sandbox02l Base page for below, no data.
Use this to re-create the Test All Events page.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox02m Test All Events page!
Testing what fits.
  • Group name removed again!
  • Decimal place(s) removed from Battery and PR.
  • Changed Time-of-Day to shortened versions ... Dawn, Morn, Aft, Eve, Nite.
  • Some column-headings reduced e.g. Battery --> Bat, Rolling Start --> RS

That said, I think the remit of this page should be to include all relevant information, and so what if it exceeds the page limits!

Enhanced Manufacturers page. LIVE! User:QuickNick/Sandbox04 First pass. Needs car ALT names in italics.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox04a Second pass. Car ALT names in italics.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox04b OK. As above but coded workaround for #loop: issue.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox04c OK. As above but without Continent column.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox04d OK. Using modified template.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox04e LIVE! Vertical model list.
Cars. Available Races. LIVE! User:QuickNick/Sandbox05 First pass. Using original template.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox05a LIVE! New template. Extended ALT car names.
User:QuickNick/R/CarAvRace3 New template. Includes link to all events for car.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox05b LIVE! Using above template.
Best-Paying Event(s) per Series. LIVE! User:QuickNick/Sandbox06 First pass. Two tables, one for Fame, one for R$. They're not the same!
User:QuickNick/Sandbox06a Second pass. Using "proper" Wiki-standard template.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox06b LIVE!. Modified template to use RowCount to sort Index.
Top-100 Best-Paying Events User:QuickNick/Sandbox07 First pass. Two tables, one for Fame, one for R$. They're not the same!
User:QuickNick/Sandbox07a Second pass. Using "proper" Wiki-standard template.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox07b Third pass. Using same (live) template as Sandbox06b.
Car Navboxes for Makes & Series. LIVE! User:QuickNick/Sandbox08 First pass.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox08a Second pass.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox08b LIVE! As above but Series title doesn't have number of cars.
Most Profitable Races Not going to happen, needed community input, disappointing response.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox09 First pass.
User:QuickNick/R/ProfitRaces2 Modified layout. Using all current data.
User:QuickNick/R/ProfitRaces2a Modified template: R$/min and Fame/min calculated in template.
User:QuickNick/R/ProfitRaces2b Modified template: Rearranged data so TIME is last template field.
User:QuickNick/R/ProfitRaces3 Modified layout. Using all current data.
User:QuickNick/R/ProfitRaces3a Modified template: R$/min and Fame/min calculated in template.
User:QuickNick/R/ProfitRaces3b Modified template: Rearranged data so TIME is last template field.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox10 Second pass.
Car-Series Minimum-Upgrades User:QuickNick/Sandbox11 First pass. No templates. To be deleted.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox12 Second pass. Using templates. To be deleted.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox12a Third pass. Playing with ALT names. To be deleted.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox12b OK. Created using RR3 Wiki Exporter.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox12c OK. Updated so that (series-) cars are in "proper" Wiki order.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox12d OK. New template. Same car-name structure as Cars Available Races.
Upgrade Strategy User:QuickNick/Sandbox14 Cars-Series, Upgrade Progression.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox14e Upgrade Strategy. Mandatory and Best Upgrades.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox14g Full Upgrade Strategy. Mandatory, Best and Optional Upgrades.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox14h As Sandbox14g but allows for cars appearing in subsequent series.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox14i Fixed the bug which occcasionally caused an unnecessary upgrade when the car was already partially upgraded! Changed "best" and complementary selection calculation.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox14j As Sandbox14i with subsequent-series-for-the-car column. This affects the "best" entry calculation and could explain why a more costly entry has been selected.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox14k As Sandbox14j with subsequent-series-for-the-car column moved next to the car column.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox14l As Sandbox14k with Career Group header rows and Series Reward now includes Series-Completion and Sponsorship rewards.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox14m As Sandbox14l with section headers and Table of Contents.
Note: TOC only auto-generated for 3 or more headers!
User:QuickNick/Sandbox14n As Sandbox14m but the Series column on the car-event line now shows all Series for the car allowing you to jump to the previous/next entry for the car.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox14o Included the event rewards in the total series rewards, converted Fame to Gold, makes a difference.
User:QuickNick/Sandbox14p Upgrades now done in Series PR order which fixes the issue with subsequent series with lower PRs.
All Events by Car for each Make. LIVE! User:QuickNick/Sandbox15 LIVE!
User:QuickNick/Sandbox15b Modified table headers and car links.
WTTT (History) LIVE! User:QuickNick/Sandbox16 Version 1.
User:QuickNick/WTTT LIVE!
Includes lots of templates and revisions
  • User:QuickNick/H/WTTTcurrent
  • User:QuickNick/R/WTTTcurrent
  • User:QuickNick/T/WTTTcurrent
  • User:QuickNick/H/WTTThistory(-4)
  • User:QuickNick/R/WTTThistory(-4)
  • User:QuickNick/T/WTTThistory(-4)
  • User:QuickNick/H/WTTTcars(-4)
  • User:QuickNick/R/WTTTcars(-4)
  • User:QuickNick/T/WTTTcars(-4)
  • User:QuickNick/H/WTTTtracks(-4)
  • User:QuickNick/R/WTTTtracks(-4)
  • User:QuickNick/T/WTTTtracks(-4)
User:QuickNick/WTTThistory LIVE!
Car Gallery LIVE! User:QuickNick/CarGallery LIVE! Template:CarsGallery
All Car Database User:QuickNick/Sandbox21 Just an idea I had! Work-in-Progress.


Car Gallery

LIVE!

I included this here as a reminder just in case I ever want to use it!

I duplicated the {{CarsGallery}} template using Power Query and created a Car Gallery template page.

  • Template: {{CarsGallery}}
  • Location: Template:CarsGallery


Useful Stuff

  • Series & Abbreviations
  • {{User:QuickNick/GoldSmall}}. A smaller Icon Gold.png
  • {{User:QuickNick/R$Small}}. A smaller R$icon.png
  • {{CarImageText}}. See Template:CarImageText documentation for how to use.
  • {{Quote}}. Add a quote. See template for instructions. I modified it so that no attribution text is required!
  • Special:WhatLinksHere ... followed by the page/template name to find which pages reference it
    • e.g. Special:WhatLinksHere/WTTTcurrent

My Spreadsheets

Descriptions and links on my Spreadsheets page.

  • Wiki-based Cars/Upgrades
  • Non-Wiki-based Cars/Upgrades ... Discontinued, use the Wiki-based spreadsheet

Wiki Editing

I created the following template for User:RusTORK but think it might be useful to others as a starting point for creating templates ... User:QuickNick/R/Garage

A list of useful/helpful articles for editing the Wiki ...

And ...

And ...


Images

  • rr3.fandom.com/wiki/File:Showcase [wiki car name].jpg
  • rr3.fandom.com/wiki/File:Series [wiki series name].png
  • rr3.fandom.com/wiki/File:Category [wiki category/group name].png
  • rr3.fandom.com/wiki/File:Circuit [circuit name].png

The car images generally use a 1.777 ratio, e.g.

  • 1280x720
  • 1920x1080
  • 2048x1153 (if copied from the VM's 2048x1536 screen)

If a car name includes a / the image file will have to use something else e.g. -
and a REDIRECT page created from the original image file name e.g.

  • Showcase PORSCHE 936/77 SPYDER.jpg

... REDIRECTS to ...

  • Showcase PORSCHE 936-77 SPYDER.jpg

Pending Images

[[File:Pending.jpg|200px]]
[[File:Pending.png|200px]]

Pending.jpg   Pending.png

[[File:Pending2.jpg|200px]]
[[File:Pending2.png|200px]]

Pending2.jpg   Pending2.png

Generic Example Image

[[File:Example.jpg|200px]]

Example.jpg


Special Image Collectionas

Characters

Name Image Quote Image
Michael Image Michael.png Quote Michael.png
Natalia Image Natalia.png Quote Natalia.png
Eric Image Eric.png Quote Eric.png
Norm Image Norm.png Quote Norm.png
Magnus Image Magnus.png Quote Magnus.png
Chip McGee Image Chip McGee.png Quote Chip McGee.png
Ahmed Image Ahmed.png Quote Ahmed.png
Zoé Image Zoé.png Quote Zoé.png
Richard Petty Image Richard Petty.png Quote Richard Petty.png
Danica Patrick Image Danica Patrick.png Quote Danica Patrick.png

Characters can be displayed with a quote from the game

{{CrewQuote|character|comment}}

e.g.

{{CrewQuote|Magnus|You'll never beat me!}}
Quote Magnus.png
You'll never beat me!
— Magnus

Or you can display the images

[[File:Quote character.png|size|link=]]
[[File:Image character.png|size|link=]]

e.g.

[[File:Quote Ahmed.png|200px|link=]]
[[File:Image Norm.png|250px|link=]]

Quote Ahmed.png Image Norm.png
NOTES:

  • The character images are quite large so remember to set the size.
  • Set |link= to nothing or a page, if omitted it points to a generated page which shows the full-size image.

Navbox Templates

rr3.fandom.com/wiki/Template:Manufacturer/[wiki make name] rr3.fandom.com/wiki/Template:Series/[wiki series name]
IMPORTANT: Remove non-alphanumeric characters e.g. ( - / + : etc


EMPTY pages

EMPTY pages are in the EMPTY folder ...

and are used to re-create the project pages as it's easier to just CTRL-A cut the whole lot and then copy the EMPTY pages rather than trying to cut out the rest of the data.

Other Stuff

This is for my reference but might also be of interest to others ...


WTTT Results Table

Copied from Dave (Sirebel)’s page.

Track Car
PR
Upgrades

Group
Time
Split
Group
Global
Position
Group
Global
%
Group
Global

Margin
Total
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Showcase PORSCHE 918 SPYDER WEISSACH PACKAGE.jpg
PORSCHE 918 SPYDER WEISSACH PACKAGE
89.4
(7453333)
B
01:46:589
0.424s
4.377s
673
1,919
13.5%
1.54%
4,311
124,600
Circuit de Catalunya
GP Circuit
Showcase ASTON MARTIN VULCAN.jpg
ASTON MARTIN VULCAN
88.7
(7453333)
A
01:18.232
4.065s
4.065s
915
915
83.79%
0.84%
177
109,200
Nürburgring
Grand Prix Circuit
Showcase BUGATTI VEYRON 16.4 GRAND SPORT VITESSE.jpg
BUGATTI VEYRON 16.4 GRAND SPORT VITESSE
86.8
(7464333)
B
01:28.806
1.199s
4.970s
1,088
1,792
38.64%
2.55%
1,728
70,400
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Showcase FERRARI FXX K.jpg
FERRARI FXX K
96.3
(6434344)
B
00.59.837
0.136s
2.785s
325
1,835
5.38%
1.22%
5,715
151,000
Overall B
10.993s
16.197s
892
958
27.58%
1.45%
2,342
66,000
  • The template has been updated to WTTT19 which is easier to understand as, thanks to Michael, it now uses named parsers.
  • I have made further amendments to the template, see the documentation.
  • I am now using it on my WTTT Results page.

Users

Other users who are doing (or have done) interesting stuff ...

New Pages

A list of what's new on the Wiki using the {{Newpages}} template ...

New pages
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