Oct 1
2014

GT6 Update 1.13 Released, Fixes Numerous Software Bugs

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A minor new update has been released for Gran Turismo 6 to address numerous glitches and bugs. Weighing in at 9.5MB, it includes the following documented changes:

  • Fixed an issue where engine and other sound effects were not being played back correctly during online races.
  • Fixed an issue where the system would occasionally freeze when 2 or more cars with additional gauges were racing against each other during an online race.
  • Fixed an issue regarding the ability to download and play back replays from the Online Rankings board after entering an event.
  • Fixed an issue where the game could potentially freeze when attempting to view a replay of an online race from the Gallery menu.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Client” display systems could possibly freeze when using the Multi-Monitor function during an online race.

Although there is no new content supplied by the update, it will likely contain several undocumented changes. As always, keep an eye on our GT6 forums as our community scours the game to see if any surprises may have slipped into the code…

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Source: GT6 Update 1.13 Released, Fixes Numerous Software Bugs

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Sep 28
2014

GTPlanet’s WRS to Mirror Formula 1 Grand Prix Next Weekend

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WRS Online Special Event

Next Weekend, we’ll be featuring the seventh special event of GT6, the F3 [D3] Japanese Grand Prix, at Suzuka Circuit. The event will feature a realistic 3 round knockout qualifying format and a 41 lap F3 race distance. The car used is the Ayrton Senna WSR F3 Car.

If you’re interested in participating, you should register for the WRS here and for the event here.

3D3 and WRS Introduce First Ever Career Championship

For the first time ever, the WRS is introducing a long term championship based on the offline mode of Gran Turismo. Here’s how it works!

With a starting credit of 20 000cr are you able to make it to the heights of international stardom from the grass roots of the Novice Championship.
Many features and Cups are available to keep the credits rolling in, while everyone is in with a shout to win a Championship.

Main points of the Championship

  • Championship progression from Novice to International Stardom
  • Bonus Events
  • Fantasy Starting Budget which is tracked
  • Fantasy Credit for race results and Bonus events
  • Championship Points
  • Choose any car within Budget and Championship rules
  • Capped lap times (Excluding Certain Events/ Series)
  • Tuning Prohibited (Excluding certain events/ Series)
  • Chance for anyone to win a Championship

The main Championships will be ran on a Sunday at 19:30 GMT (subject to change when clocks change) with Bonus events been held at the normal times WRS_Online & WRS_TT.

Winners

Cup series
The winner for each of the Cup series will be decided by the person with the most points over the 3 races.

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Championship Winner

The overall winner for the Amateur Championship will be decided by the Driver with the most Total Credit at the end of the Championship (Bonus Events included)

Note: Each Championship will have different regulations for the overall winner including Credits and Points

Interested in running? Check out the main thread here. And be sure and register for the WRS if you have not already done so.

WRS Time Trials

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Week 37 of the GT6 WRS Time Trials is live and ready for your to post some splits. We’re visiting another favorite Original Circuit this week, Grand Valley Speedway. Titled ‘Don’t Cha Wish Your Golf Was Pretty Like Me?’, the combo uses a the Scirocco GT24 Base Model ’08.

While Week 37 is up and running, Week 36 is not finished yet. The event deadline is tomorrow at 11:59 PM GMT, don’t forget to submit if you’ve been running. There’s some very close action on our leaderboard, with 41 drivers in total, and the top 15 separated by less than 0.5.

Week 35 Results are not yet official, but the times have all been verified. We had a great turnout for the Jaguar at High Speed Ring, with 41 drivers submitting a time. Congrats to the event podiums. GTP_McSQ took top honors for his 5th straight participating event, while R35-SKYL1N3 and GTP_PASM rounded out the podium.

Upcoming WRS Online Events

WRS Online will host the 36th Event of GT6 weekly race of GT6 this coming Wednesday, in our EU and NA time slots. Titled ‘DinoSOWr’, it’s once again based on the Weekly Time Trial, and will feature the Ferrari Dino 246 GT ’71 at The Streets of Willow. The race will be 38 laps and about 1 hour in total.

If you’re interested in participating, be sure and visit the race thread and follow the instructions to register for the event in your time zone!

We continue host Wednesday races in 2 convenient time slots, and one of these should work for most members in most regions:

  • 3:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Pacific / 19:00 GMT / Check Local
  • 10:00 PM Eastern / 7:00 PM Pacific / 2:00 AM GMT / Check Local

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What’s Next?

If you’re interested in joining the GTP_Registry to take advantage of the events we are offering, here’s what to do:

Source: GTPlanet’s WRS to Mirror Formula 1 Grand Prix Next Weekend

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Sep 26
2014

Nick McMillen – My Journey: Nurburgring 1000

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This guest contribution is by Nick McMillen, 2013 United States GT Academy Champion. This is the account of his journey as one of the newest Nismo Athletes. Stay tuned for future articles from our racing driver contributor coming soon as he experiences and progresses through his professional career.

‘When it rains it pours’ seemed to be the theme of the weekend’s affairs at Nurburgring.

I’ve been looking forward to racing at the Nurburgring GP circuit all year. A dream come true for myself to finally make the trip to Germany and see it and the Nordschleife in all its glory. For me, this felt like the most special race of the year because it was the last race of the season and marks one year since I won GT Academy and started out on this incredible adventure.

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I wanted to make the last race of the year a great one and close out the season with a bang. I decided to make some changes in my approach to the race weekend during my time since Spa and it was finally time to see if those changes would pay off.

From the first lap of the Bronze test I pushed the car to try and find the limits early while learning the track at the same time. I got up to speed quickly giving myself a good base to build on going into Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions. I was feeling confident myself and the team could have a strong result.

I awoke to a beautiful and dry Saturday morning, a surprise difference to the rainy weather that was forecasted yesterday. My teammates and I got on well during practice posting quick improving times throughout sessions. The boys at RJN Motorsport had a great setup on the GT-R and I felt like I couldn’t do anything wrong in the car. The confidence I had was just what I was looking for going into qualifying.

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We knew rain was approaching and might spoil the session so we got on as soon as we could. Florian Strauss went out first and put in a quick time for 12th overall in Q1. I was out in Q2 knowing I had the speed to possibly get us up further on the board and was going to give it my all.

On my out lap I got the message over the radio to “Get on with it! There’s rain coming.” No time for a warm up lap this time. First flyer I caught some traffic but would get a clean second flyer where I shaved off a good chunk from my previous fast lap.

I knew there was more time and pushed hard with rain drops starting to hit the windshield but the Nurburgring would show its true colors when the skies opened up going into turn 8 to cut my lap short. I had done what I could putting us in 12th overall during Q2. I was proud of myself and even more confident going into Sunday’s race.

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Sunday was forecasted to be wet and I was mentally prepared to face some tricky conditions. Sure enough, the weather was some of the worst I had seen in a while with visibility at a hundred feet and pouring down rain. All the better for our GT-R though as it loves the rain.

Alex Buncombe started the race and had a few laps to get acquainted with the soggy conditions while under safety car until it pulled in and all hell broke loose! People practically driving blind and cars off everywhere until everyone settled into their pace, but not Alex.

Each lap he seemed to keep finding more and more speed eventually moving his way up into the overall lead. I sat there watching the live onboard from the car for nearly his whole double stint. I figured if Alex was the quickest I could really learn from his lines and braking points before my stint.

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After handing the car over to Florian Strauss we ran 4th in class. Eventually he would make up a couple positions putting us in contention for a podium. Things were looking great for us so far. I was called up to get ready for my first ever double stint and finish the race. I was prepared to fight for a win.

From the 30 seconds I took my eyes off the screen to go put on my helmet and gloves, I turned around to see the No. 80 in the gravel. My stomach dropped. I knew I’d have a fight on my hands when I got in the car; there was still a chance at a good result.

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Florian brought the car back and it was go time. I was flat out right out of the box and trying to replicate what I watched on Alex’s onboard. Within three laps I was up to pace. I was catching everyone in front of me which only made me push harder. The track was starting to dry so I had to focus on keeping the wet tires from overheating, adding another element to the tricky conditions.

Things were going well until I saw a flash from the fuse board on the dash and completely lost the ability to shift. I was stuck in 3rd gear and had to gently make it back to the pits. This would happen twice unfortunately until replacing the part causing a short in the system.

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We had lost all of our progress and chance at getting a good result at Nurburgring. I was a bit disappointed but accepted the issue and kept on pushing for my own satisfaction of a job well done.

With the track developing a dry line we made the call to swap on to slicks since we had nothing to lose. A good call as I would find more speed and make some time on those still running wets. Near the end I would catch a Mercedes and have a good battle for a number of laps until the race finish.

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It was a great experience at Nurburgring and has been an amazing year.

The season has been a roller coaster but I’ve truly enjoyed every moment. I really have to thank everyone at Nissan, GT Academy, PlayStation, RJN Motorsport, SNAIL Spec Racing, and everyone else for being behind me and supporting me to make this all possible.

Looking forward of what’s to come in my future racing career!

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Source: Nick McMillen – My Journey: Nurburgring 1000

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Sep 24
2014

Lamborghini and Lexus LFA Featured in Latest GT6 Super Lap & Drift Trial Challenges

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A new batch of events are now available in Gran Turismo 6, featuring a series of new drift and super lap challenges exclusive to the Lexus LFA, race cars, 4WD non-race cars, and non-racing Lamborghini sports cars.

This week’s newest challenges are as follows:

Lexus LFA Non-Race Cars Super Lap

  • Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, Super Lap
  • Period of Availability: 09/24/2014 23:00 – 10/08/2014 23:00
  • 580PP Max, Sports/Hard compounds or less
  • Gold: 110,000cr, Silver: 50,000cr, Bronze: 25,000cr
  • Gift: GT Military 008-W

Race Car Super Lap

  • Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Super Lap
  • Period of Availability: 09/24/2014 23:00 – 10/08/2014 23:00
  • 700PP Max, Racing/Hard compounds or less
  • Gold: 160,000cr, Silver: 70,000cr, Bronze: 35,000cr
  • Gift: Matte White

4WD Non-Race Car Drift Trial

  • Matterhorn Dristelen, Drift Trial
  • Period of Availability: 09/24/2014 23:00 – 10/08/2014 23:00
  • Sports/Hard compounds or less
  • Gold: 80,000cr, Silver: 40,000cr, Bronze: 20,000cr
  • Gift: GT Gunmetal 009-W

Lamborghini Non-Race Car Drift Trial

  • Tokyo R246, Drift Trial
  • Period of Availability: 09/24/2014 23:00 – 10/08/2014 23:00
  • Gold: 130,000cr, Silver: 60,000cr, Bronze: 30,000cr
  • Gift: GT Grey 008-N

Be sure to stop by the new GT6 Seasonal Events forum for in-depth analysis and discussion, and tips and tricks.

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Source: Lamborghini and Lexus LFA Featured in Latest GT6 Super Lap & Drift Trial Challenges

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Sep 23
2014

R36 GT-R Expected to be “Toned Down” Version of Nissan Vision Gran Turismo Car

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The next generation of the Nissan GT-R will be heavily influenced by the design of the Nissan “CONCEPT 2020″ Vision Gran Turismo car released in GT6 last July, according to a report from Motoring.com.au.

Motoring’s source states that we can expect the next GT-R to be a “toned-down version” of the Vision GT car in terms of styling, with full LMP-spec carbon fiber cowling; it will also likely feature a similar hybrid drive-train. Nissan will be learning much about hybrid performance in preparation for next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, where they’ll compete head-to-head with hybrids from Audi, Porsche, and Toyota in the LMP1 category.

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Nissan is also reportedly looking for more radical styling with the next GT-R, which – despite impressive performance figures and wide acclaim from automotive enthusiasts – has not met the company’s sales expectations.

Considering Kazunori Yamauchi’s passion for the GT-R (which he claims is responsible for sparking his interest in cars) and Nissan’s close relationship with Polyphony Digital, the next version will no doubt be prominently featured in future Gran Turismo games.

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Source: R36 GT-R Expected to be “Toned Down” Version of Nissan Vision Gran Turismo Car

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