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Ferrari: Race to Immortality

29 November 2017 - 11:20 AM

Evening folks,

has anyone seen this movie or even heard of it before? I was browsing through drivetribe (Jezza's feed)
when I came upon a trailer to this movie and I can say it has gotten my attention.
According to IMDB it has been released on November 3rd in the UK. So I'd like to hear from someone
who has seen it. The footage sure looks pretty neat. It is not a feature film with some phony story like
the Frankenheimer movie, but more something like a documentary with period footage (colourized) and
statements either taken at the time or by relatives / friends at a later date.

I've posted this also at a F1 modelling forum I frequent and they came back telling me it is indeed worth
it, if you're a Ferrarista or somehow who enjoys hearing about racing in the 50s (Ferrari coloured, of
course). Apparently the DVD and Bluray are out already. Duke Video in the UK is said to have them - I
have never heard of that outfit - and I'm sure there are other stores having them as well. However, I do
think it hasn't been released yet. According to Amazon (where it is available for preorder) the release
date is set to 15 December 2017.

Goodwood 2017 livestream

30 June 2017 - 09:42 AM

Hi guys,

I just learned that Goodwood FOS 2017 is on this weekend and that there is a livestream going at
https://www.youtube....h?v=NEhEbPoDtHo

I'm trying to record it (hope it will keep recording through the weekend without my having to check
on it every now and then, Full HD. 110mb in 3 minutes so far. This is going to be interesting :)

W10 creator's update - gaming issue

29 April 2017 - 07:08 AM

Hi all,

in case you are running Windows 10 and have recently installed the latest updates (called creator's update
for whatever reasons) and are experiencing issues with your games like random stuttering with the sound
dropping out, too, feel free to try this:

- Open Registry Editor (Run > regedit)
- Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\GameConfigStore
- Set the value of DWORD "GameDVR_Enabled" to 0
- Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\
- Create new <key> "GameDVR".
- Create new <DWORD 32bit> called "AllowGameDVR" and set to 0
Restart your computer.

I was trying to drive Assetto Corsa in career  mode earlier today and driving became unbearable with all
the stuttering. For the first time I've also noticed the sound dropping out at the same time. So I did the
usual, disabled SLI - tried again, nope. Disabled any additional software (i.e. system monitoring or the
software sending the game data via USB to by shift light gadget... but all to no avail. The issues were
still persisting. I even rebooted a number of times. Then I thought back what I had changed before this
started occuring - the latest Windows update. A quick google and voila...

Tried it and it seems to have fixed most issues. Apparently what Microsoft did with that update was to
re-enable the DVR feature of the XBOX app (that I don't even use! - my XBOX is not even connected
to my PC, nor does it know I have one). And even if you had it disabled previously, the updated turned
it back on again. <sigh>.

You can try and disable it from within the app or kill it via the registry (see above), which is what I did.


Now, one final piece is still missing. Since that blasted updated, my shift light gadget randomly stops
working. And when it does, the stuttering comes back. Since that shift light is connected to my rig via
USB, I assume that there is some other trickery going on.

Hello Microsoft, in case you are reading this (doubt it). F*** you very much for breaking a perfectly fine
Windows 10 install. Knowingly.