Saturday, 23 January 2010

Great Forza 3 Oval Race


Have only been doing Oval racing for a few days as fancied trying something new and will put my hands up and say that before i tried them i would be the first person to say it's boring going around in circles but was i wrong as it's been a great few nights racing manly with americans and canadians and a few brit's like me :)

Have got my drag free lap down to 00:41,586 round sunset

Well last night had a great race in a public lobby with ChanzieF1 and Scuderia4 who i've never raced before round Sunset Raceway

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Forza 3 Oval Tuning


Anyone got some tips on tuning cars for Oval Racing ie the Ford Fusion Stock Car as tuning a gear box is new to me

have a good tune for Sunset Speed Way which i did yesterday and gets me round in 41.883 seconds on a good day but having problems with the small ovals

just wondered the small ovals your car never get's near it's top speed so is it best to try and tune the gearbox to run at the lower speed ie tune it to max out at say 200mph not the 215 which it can do



Update after spending a few days tuning i now have my time down to 00:41,586 round sunset raceway

Update just got my speed down to 00:41,560 just want to get it down to 00:41,500 or below but not sure if it's possible

was talking to a few americans last night about tuning oval cars and they said once you get a good tune guard it with your life and don't even share it with your family lol

The mother of all updates lol as now have a Ford Fusion which can race round Sunset Raceway in 00:41,457 which is down to a great tune by "HDR andy pull 0" he say that the car can go a lot faster so if you after a great oval tune plus many others check his Forza 3 Storefront by searching for HDR

Link To My Forza 3 Best Oval Tunes

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Turn Ten Just Send Me 150,000 Gifted Credits


Just turned on my XBox 360 to play Forza 3 and found a message from Turn Ten to say i had been gifted 150,000 gifted credits

Not sure why they have sent then but thank you :)

Update just found out why i got the credits

From Forza 3 forum

Official Turn 10 Time Trial Challenge Rules

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Starting next week a new Time Trial Challenge will be uploaded to the Time Trial section in Forza 3 every week.
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These weekly time trial events will NOT count towards the overall Time Trial Leaderboard roll-up and will be used strictly for these challenges.
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When the time trial ends we'll be rewarding the fastest drivers and a slew of random winners.

Official Turn 10 Time Trial Prizing Structure

Top 10: 500,000 CR

Top 100: 250,000 CR

Random 500: A random selection of 500 players from position 100 to 5000 will receive 150,000 CR!

Link

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Forza 3 Sometimes Happy Sometimes Angry


Sometimes you have them days where Forza 3 can make you happy and others it makes you Angry so my Tom's MRS can sure what mood i'm in lol



Sunday, 10 January 2010

Removing Asus Laptop Harddrive



Think the hardrive on my Asus A4K Laptop has failed which from the pic's below is going to be a pain to get out as the heatsink is in the way of two screws

Removing Asus Laptop Harddrive

Removing Asus Laptop Harddrive

I'm wearing the Noob of the year hat as thanks to Memphis and Attu90 over at overclockers.co.uk they pointed out you give the cord a pull back and you can then remove the drive, you just also need to remove the small screw down the side which will then allow the harddrive to come out

Thursday, 7 January 2010

My Forza 3 Tom's MRS Class A


I've done a few races in my Tom's MRS but find most nights i'm having a good laugh playing Tag in Forza 3 with my class A car

So had to do a nice paint job on my car

Monday, 4 January 2010

Linksys by Cisco WAG320N-UK On It's Way



Just ordered a new router the Linksys by Cisco WAG320N-UK so hope to have some pic's and a review in a day or two

Got the router today so will have a play for a day or two



Little review as i'm a man of a few words "well the ones i can spell"

I got my Linksys by Cisco WAG320N-UK the other day after finding that my old Netgear 834g V3 wasn't cutting the mustard so as i had a little xmas money plus going to sell the Netgear it was time for a new one

In the box: A router plus the normal bit's ie filter, network cable and power supply

Have to say the power supply lead is a little bit on the short side as it's about half the length of the lead on my netgear which is a pain when you want to sort out placement

Design: Not sure if i like the look of the router as always liked the sq box type routers plus it looks like one of them posh multi media remotes rich people have on there coffee tables



But other than that it looks and feels like a well made bit of kit

Setup: Didn't have any problems setting up the router other than i couldn't remember my login name and password for my isp as it's been about 2 or 3 years since i've ever had to enter it on anything

Also just changed the wifi name and password over to my old settings so didn't have to change anything on PC, laptop xbox or wii and as soon as the router connected they all fired up and worked as they should

Only problem is the Linksys comes with a huge amonut of settings to play with under the bonnet which for normal use you don't have to touch but i'm one of the people who likes to have a play and the manual doesn't give you any explanation of how to use them with is a pain so thats a thumbs down


Extra Stuff: Love the USB connection at the back of router for a flash drive as now i can just send files to the router for every pc to access which so handy

also i was wondering if it could be setup so i could have access to files on the flash drive from wherever i am in the world (normally south london) which could come in handy but after reading the manual which doesn't help i don't have a clue but will find out

Info below if you want to do a manual setup of your Linksys by Cisco WAG320N-UK Router if like me your with Tiscali / Talk Talk

Just use settings in the pic below with your user name and password (click image to enlarge)

Ps under Network Address you will see from image i have changed the Static DNS 1 and 2 so i'm using OpenDNS you can just live blank if you want to just use your isp DNS

OpenDNS Link For Info

Linksys by Cisco WAG320N-UK Tiscali Talk Talk

Single Port Forwarding Screen

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Placebo's Running Up That Hill



Placebo's Running Up That Hill great tune from Daybreakers