Looks like EA has yet again taken some shortcuts with the upgrades by merely changing setup values with them instead of having those upgrades actually improving performance.
It appears that all the seam welded chassis upgrade part does is change the default setting for sway bar one click to the right. I don't recall if installing the part moves the sway bar settings, or if the settings are only changed if you press "C" (on the PC) to reset the tuning values to default. If you set the values to default, then adjust them back to where they would be without installing the seam welded chassis part, then there's no apparent difference on car performance.
Another useless upgrade is the stage 3 suspension for the LP560. The stage 2 suspension defaults the height to max values, while the stage 3 suspension defaults them to 65 / 75, but these can be set to 65 / 75 using the stage 2 suspension, so the stage 3 suspension seems like a useless upgrade.
I don't know if there are other similarly "useless" upgrades.
Reminds me of Porsche Unleashed's ABS and TC settings which had absolutely no effect on gameplay.
This is valuable information for building cars to match online restrictions of 4.00, 6.00, 10.00 and 14.00.
It helps, and as with previous NFS games, I've always asked if someone from the development team could explain how tuning and upgrade parts are actually implemented in the game (as opposed to how they are described), so setting up a car wouldn't end up being guess work or finding out stuff like this, but so far, the developers apparently feel they have something to hide regarding the simplifications they make when implementing this stuff, so it never gets revealed, and we're left with trial and error to figure this stuff out.
I'm not so sure about the difference between body kits, but that may depend on the car. I switched from body kit 3 to body kit 2 on a 5.98 Challenger so I could add a stage 3 drivetrain, to end up with a 6.00 Challenger. I compared just the body kit changes and couldn't tell the difference with downforce set to max at 8 / 8.
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Sept 25, 2017 8:21:10 GMT
Jussi: Got it sorted with OneDrive
Sept 25, 2017 16:12:25 GMT
Tonnzzaah (PC/360/PS4): Haven't it been quite dead for a while now? It's really a shame, as back when this was awesome place to hang out, and, well. I did stop being that active here, as unfortunatelly I kind of lost my love towards Need For Speed games. It's a shame, really...
Oct 14, 2017 20:58:24 GMT
CmdrTomalak (PC/PS3/PS4): Still playing NFS 2015. Haven't checked out the newer ones yet. Payback looked like The Run. Anyone check it out?
Oct 27, 2017 15:25:41 GMT
TimTaylor (PC/PS3): hi, long time ago that i was here, atm playing forza fh3 and forza 7 and saw the ads for payback, maybe i buy it
Nov 18, 2017 17:41:33 GMT
TheGreenMonster (PC): I've been racing projects cars 2 but wanted to know if the newest NFS payback was compatible with a steering wheel does anyone know??
Dec 2, 2017 17:42:28 GMT
Bandit (PC/PS3/4): I upgraded my rig to a triple monitor setup and T300 and now am very much enjoying Assetto Corsa. One of the best racers out there atm.
Jan 14, 2018 12:05:15 GMT
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Jan 22, 2018 20:21:36 GMT
CmdrTomalak (PC/PS3/PS4): Yep. Dead. Dead. Dead... Somebody should put it out of its misery. It all started waaaaaay back when Most Wanted came out and we all met on the EA forums and decided to branch out on our own. Sad way to go...
Mar 28, 2018 17:40:31 GMT
Tonnzzaah (PC/360/PS4): And unfortunately, the way Need For Speed games were for quite long time didn't help this place at all, for starters, I dropped off from NFS games completely. I did get both Shifts, Hot Pursuit (2010) and later Rivals, but they weren't enough...
Apr 8, 2018 15:00:56 GMT
Chandrian: I don't know how many of you know, but for a while, NFS World has worked very well on a public online server (probably a month or more since it became more stable), containing over 150k registered players.
Sept 7, 2018 14:15:36 GMT
Chandrian: The sync is now allowing races with more than 2 players, and pretty much all original NFSW features are working. The best part is that everything is available for in-game cash on this server.
Sept 7, 2018 14:15:53 GMT
Chandrian: You have to start with a new driver profile, but the progression isn't that hard. If you wanna play NFSW online again, then I advise downloading the launcher of this online server and also joining this Discord server:
Sept 7, 2018 14:16:13 GMT