11-10-2011 04:06 PM - edited 11-10-2011 04:12 PM
I've looked around on the net before to find an answer to this but haven't found a lot of discussion, nor a good way to contact Polyphony to ask them about it...
Is there a difference between PAL and NTSC lap times? On the new Sebastian Vettel seasonal event my best time so far is 1:04.851. I could shave a little more off that no doubt but it's still over 1.5 seconds of the no.1 time. I'm using a Logitech Driving Force GT and a PAL version of the game. The next UK guy on the score board was around 50th last time I looked. Maybe I just need to try harder but the speed difference in games between PAL and NTSC used to be an issue on older consoles so I'm wondering if there is still a difference now.
There's a UK player in 25th.
11-10-2011 07:27 PM - edited 11-10-2011 07:32 PM
Basically (this might not be true anymore but it used to be) PAL games (UK version) ran at 50hz while NTSC (NA version) games ran at 60hz. This meant that PAL games actually ran slower than NTSC games. Though the difference is barely noticeable.
My question was: Is this still an issue with digital HD consoles now? If so would that affect lap times. In other words would you get slower times on a PAL system than on an NTSC system?
on 11-10-2011 11:09 PM
I don't run these too often but pretty sure it doesn't make any difference at all. For the SLS Time Trial event held a few weeks ago, the fastest global time was someone from the UK, and that board overall was much faster compared to the NTSC one. And there are people from PAL up on the leaderboards in the Red Bull event also. It's just a matter of who is competing more or not really.
You would probably find more talk about the time trial leaderboards and the like on GTPlanet. Worth a look if you're interested in finding more on the subject.
These newer time trial events where PD supply the car for everyone are good fun though. Everyone is on an equal playing field, which really makes it geared toward racing skill and not as much tuning, and you don't have to worry about not having a R390 GT1 Road Car or a Pug 908 Hdi with no oil change lol.
on 12-10-2011 11:10 PM
Theres no difference .
And ill be going for low 1:03 this weekend as I finally have a bit of time free .
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