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THE CARS

How many cars are there?

Forza 4 has 534 on release day. For a full list refer to this thread by iBuzz7S:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=332573

 

Why no Porsches?

You can thank EA for that one. EA owns exclusive rights to using them in racing games, in the past they would sell these rights to other games in the form of a sub-license, Forza included. Now however EA has decided to be petty and refused to allow Turn 10 another sub-license. You can show EA how you feel about this by boycotting their games, I sure will be.

 

What cars will I be gifted when I start the game?

You have to be at least Level 1 in FM3 to import a save file. If you own any of the following cars in FM3 you will be prompted to import them after completing the first race of the game:

 

  • 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
  • 2007 Ferrari F430 Scuderia
  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
  • 2002 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type-A
  • 2006 Subaru Impreza S204
  • 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
  • 2010 Lexus LF-A
  • 1982 DMC-12 (DeLorean) "Secret Car"

You will also be gifted the following cars based on your FM3 Driver Level:

 

  • Level 1 - 2010 Fiat 500 Abarth esseesse
  • Level 5 - 2009 Ford Focus RS
  • Level 10 - 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
  • Level 15 - 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro
  • Level 20 - 2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4
  • Level 30 - 2009 BMW #92 Rahal Letterman Racing M3 GTR
  • Level 40 - 2006 Aston Martin #007 DBR9
  • Level 50 - 2009 Peugeot #9 Sport Total 908

Can I import more than once?

No, the only time you are allowed to import anything is right after the first race, the one with the 458 and all assists on. If you want to import a second time, to get the unicorn achievement for example, you will have to either delete your save file or move it somewhere else temporarily (like on a USB drive) while you make a new one and import your FM3 profile.

 

What cars will I get as driver level rewards?

Visit my Reward Car Price Guide:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=334334

 

How much exp do I need to gain Affinity Levels? And how much money do I earn at each?

Visit DefEdge's Level and Reward Chart:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=352838

 

How do I get a Unicorn?

To get a Unicorn you have several options:

 

1 - Take part in the Pre-Order Incentive Program (No Longer Possible)

http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/preorder_incentives_program/

 

2 - Import one or more of the following from your FM3 save file:

 

  • 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
  • 2007 Ferrari F430 Scuderia
  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
  • 2002 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type-A
  • 2006 Subaru Impreza S204

3 - Win one of the many contests (Photo Contests, King of the Track, etc.) that Turn 10 holds throughout the games lifetime. (This is really the only way to get them without importing them)

 

4 - Buy one in the Auction House. To search specifically for Unicorns click RB in the Auction House to change to the "Unicorns Only" section. (Impossible for anyone with morals, only cheaters have the money to do so)

 

Which cars are Unicorns?

 

  • 2002 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type-A
  • 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
  • 2007 Ferrari F430 Scuderia
  • 2002 BMW M3-GTR "Street Version"
  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
  • 2003 Ferrari Challenge Stradale
  • 2007 Shelby GT500
  • 2004 Mugen Civic Type-R
  • 2002 Mugen Integra Type-R
  • 2005 Honda NSX-R GT
  • 2007 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
  • 2006 HKS Time Attack Evolution CT230R
  • 1993 MINE'S R32 Skyline GT-R
  • 2002 MINE'S R34 Skyline GT-R
  • 2004 Top Secret Silvia D1-Spec S15
  • 2006 Subaru Impreza S204
  • 2002 Top Secret 0-300 Supra

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EVENTS AND WORLD TOUR

 

How can I earn lots of money really fast?

Visit this thread by TomTom13G for a way to earn 100,000cR in about 20 minutes:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?p=4590698&posted=1#post4590698

 

Why aren't races being checked off in the Event List?

In World Tour mode when you show up at a track the game simply checks what car you're in and offers you a race that fits. However, it doesn't check to make sure that race is part of an event on the Event List so you can end up doing a race that as far as the Event List is concerned doesn't exist.

 

If this bothers you visit this thread by erod550 to see how you can make sure you don't do races that don't count towards the Event List:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=336449

Can I play in Rivals Mode without a Gold LIVE Account?

Yes, but only within Career Mode. In Community Mode you need a Gold account to play Rivals.

 

How come I never get a clean lap?

Clean laps are almost impossible unless you're the only car on the track. Going off the track (whether cutting corners, sliding off, or even taking a turn too wide), hitting or getting hit by an AI driver, and drafting or getting drafted by an AI driver will all nullify your lap. If you want a clean lap you'll have to do Hot lap under Free Play.

 

How does the AI difficulty work now?

In previous games difficulty level affected the amount of power the AI cars had. Hard difficulty was a realistic race where the AI cars had no power penalties, the lower difficulties would place power penalties on the AI. This gave Turn 10 a simple way to let people experience an easier race but if you and an AI were driving the same exact car you would blow them away on the straights. This meant races were either too hard, or so easy that you spent most of the race way ahead of everyone.

 

FM4 does not have any power penalties for the AI. Whether you play on easy or professional you can't out-drag the same car. The difference in AI is now all in the corners; how early they brake, how aggressive they are about the racing line, and how early they get back on the gas. Races are now won in the corners.

 

World Tour mode does not let you alter the difficulty because it has adaptive difficulty. The better you race the harder the AI fights you. All other races types let you alter difficulty.

 

Can I still hire a driver?

Yes, at the final menu before you select Start Race the 5th option is Hire Driver. You can't hire a driver for all event types though, autocross for example.

 

If you choose to hire a driver you will NOT earn any xp from the race itself, you can still earn the xp bonuses after the race. You will also earn far less money as you have to give the hired driver a cut of the winnings.

THE TRACKS

 

How many tracks are there?

There are 27 locations on release day:

 

  • Bernese Alps
  • Caminio Viejo de Montserrat
  • Circuit de Catalunya
  • Fujimi Kaido
  • Hockenheimring
  • Iberian Internation Circuit
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Infineon Raceway
  • Ladera Test Track
  • Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe
  • Maple Valley Raceway
  • Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  • Mugella Autodromo Internazionale
  • Nurburgring Grand Prix Circuit
  • Nurburgring Nordschleife
  • Rally di Positano
  • Road America
  • Road Atlanta
  • Sebring International Raceway
  • Sedona Raceway Park
  • Silverstone Racing Circuit
  • Sunset Peninsula Raceway
  • Suzuka Circuit
  • Test Track Benchmark (Bonus Track Pack DLC)
  • Top Gear Test Track
  • Tsukuba Circuit
  • Twin Ring Motegi

However each of these locations has multiple track layouts which together offer over 100 tracks to race on.

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THE ACHIEVEMENTS

 

What are the achievements?

You can view a list of the achievements here:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/forza-motorsport-4/achievements/

 

Is there an achievement guide?

Yes, XlHackInABoxlX has one

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=335868

 

Where can I discuss the achievements?

Visit this thread by KAPiNG:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=326169

 

Where can I go to trade achievements of challenges?

Visit this thread by DEG23:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=335396

 

Where can I specifically trade photo views and ratings?

Visit this thread by ProXy:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=337545

 

Are there any achievements that I can't get?

If you don't have a Kinect you can't get the "Look Ma, No Controller!" achievement.

 

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1751/UPhzAjA=.jpgLook Ma, No Controller! - 5G

Use Kinect to drive any car in Free Play.

 

If you never played Forza 3 or don't have a save file on your console you can't get the "Forza Faithful" achievement.

 

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/1751/UPjZwuM=.jpgForza Faithful - 15G

Import a file from Forza Motorsport 3.

 

Are there Avatar Awards?

Yes, there are three:

 

http://avatarawards.ninjasfate.com/wp-images/Avatar/Forza_Motorsport_4/Autovista_TShirt_M.pnghttp://avatarawards.ninjasfate.com/wp-images/Avatar/Forza_Motorsport_4/Autovista_TShirt_F.pngAutovista T-Shirt

Fully Explore any car in Autovista

http://avatarawards.ninjasfate.com/wp-images/Avatar/Forza_Motorsport_4/Stopwatch_Cap_U.pngStopwatch Cap

Post a time in every Rivals Mode Event

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AUTOVISTA

 

How many cars are included in Autovista?

Autovista includes 23 cars that are driveable in the game out of the box. The 2012 BMW M5 becomes available once you download the DLC as well. In addition to these 24 cars there are two additional vehicles, the Halo 4 Warthog and Jay Leno's 1931 Bentley 8 Liter Sedan, which are not included in the rest of the game:

 

Original Cars

 

  • 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
  • 2005 Ford Ford GT
  • 2010 Lexus LF-A
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • 2010 Aston Martin One-77
  • 2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4
  • 1982 DeLorean DMC-12
  • 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
  • 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO
  • 2009 Ferrari California
  • 2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
  • 1995 Ferrari F50
  • 2010 Gumpert Apollo S
  • 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha
  • 2006 Koenigsegg CCX
  • 2008 Lamborghini Reventon
  • 1993 McLaren F1
  • 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR
  • 2010 Morgan Aero SuperSports
  • 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
  • 2009 #9 Peugeot Sport Total 908
  • 2010 C8 Laviolette LM85
  • 2005 TVR Sagaris

DLC Cars

 

  • 2012 BMW M5
  • 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Bonus Cars

 

  • 1931 Bentley 8 Liter Sedan
  • 2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12 Warthog FAV

How do I unlock the Warthog and Bentley 8 Liter?

The Bentley is unlocked once you have unlocked 10 other cars. The Warthog is unlocked once you have unlocked all the cars.

 

Why don't I hear Jeremy Clarkson talking?

Jeremy only has one voice-over per car in Autovista. The rest of them are by an unknown announcer.

LIVERY EDITOR, PHOTOS, AND VIDEO

 

Is there an x360a Car Club?

Yes, visit this thread by AA x driv3r to request a join (THIS CLUB IS NOW FULL):

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=334802

 

To join the second x360a Car Club visit this thread by Rasp:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=335947

 

Where can I show off pictures of my cars?

Visit this thread by Sylon00:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=335179

 

How about showing off my liveries?

Visit this thread by TealPavelski:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=334845

 

Where can I make a request for a vinyl/livery?

Visit this thread by TealPavelski:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=334907

 

Where can I get people to buy my tunes/vinyls/liveries?

Visit this thread by peaceM:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=335357

 

Why can't I view my replay after a race?

If you're using an Xbox with the 4GB hard drive you can't watch or save replays. You'll have to use the 20GB+ drives.

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UPGRADES AND TUNING

 

How do I get free upgrades?

When you gain Affinity points for a manufacturer and level up you get discounted parts for any cars made by that manufacturer. The rewards for these levels are as follows:

 

Level 1 - 25% discount + $1000

Level 2 - 50% discount + $2000

Level 3 - 75% discount + $4000

Level 4 - 100% discount + $7000

 

Additional levels earn you cash rewards.

 

What upgrades do these discounts apply too?

The discounts apply to all "Engine and Power", "Platform and Handling", "Drivetrain", "Tire Compound", and "Tire Width" upgrades. The discount doesn't apply to "Rim Style", "Rim Size", "Aero and Appearance", or "Conversion" upgrades.

 

How does Quick Upgrade work?

Quick Upgrade is a feature of the game that will automatically apply upgrades to your car that will optimize it to face the competition. This lets people who aren't comfortable with upgrading let the game take care of it for them.

 

You can never use Quick Upgrade to lower a car's class but after raising it you can bring it back down again.

Can someone make a tuning setup for me?

zspaun is taking requests in this thread:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=352805

 

Where can I learn to tune cars myself?

These sites have very good guides on tuning that can get you started:

http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/forums/thread/4877212.aspx

http://segmentnext.com/2011/10/12/forza-motorsport-4-tuning-guide-and-car-upgrades/

 

You can also use this Tuning Calculator for FM3:

http://www.forzatraders.com/flash/ForzaMotorsport3CarSetupTool.swf

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DLC AND MISCELLANEOUS

 

How do I install Disc 1 and 2?

Disc 1 is installed normally, insert the disc and back out to the dashboard once the game starts loading to install. Then go ahead and download any DLC that you might have and start the game. An intro featuring Jeremy Clarkson will play before you're dropped into a race with all assists on, because you're just that retarded. Now you'll be prompted to import cars and money from FM3, this is your only chance unless you want to go and delete your save file so don't skip it. Once you've done this and picked the car you want to start the game with, back out to the main menu where you'll see the option to install Disc 2 on the right.

 

How many DLC Packs will there be?

The American Muscle Car Pack is a day one DLC. There will be 6 more DLC Packs, each with 10 cars, released from November 2011 to April 2012, that are included in the Season Pass. All DLC Car Packs cost 560 MSP, individual cars can be bought for 160 MSP. Starting in May there will be monthly car packs that must be bought individually.

 

Will DLCs have achievements?

Monthly DLC do not have achievements. The Porsche Expansion Pack in May has an addition 250G of achievements.

 

What is the Season Pass?

The Season Pass is a 2400 MSP DLC that gives buyers access to the American Muscle Car Pack as well as the 6 DLC Car Packs when they're released. The price of the Season Pass breaks down to 400 MSP per pack (this doesn't take the American Muscle Car Pack into account) which is a 30% savings over buying each pack individually.

 

What are Car Tokens?

If you don't have enough in-game cash to buy a car you can use tokens to buy them. A car will cost between 1 and 3 tokens depending on it's price. Tokens can be bought with real money in the Marketplace.

 

  • Single Token - 80 MSP
  • 6 Tokens - 400 MSP
  • 13 Tokens - 800 MSP

Day-One DLC - American Muscle Car Pack

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?p=4636436#post4636436

 

November DLC - Speed Pack

http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/NovemberSpeedPackDLC/

 

December DLC - IGN Pack

http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/DecemberIGNPackDLC/

 

January DLC - Jalopnik Pack

http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/display.aspx?id=19327361355&blogid=71

 

January BONUS PACK (FREE) - Hyundai Veloster

http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/hyundai_veloster_bonus_pack/

 

Launch Bonus Pack (NOT included in Season Pass deal)

http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/launch_bonus_pack_announcement/

 

February DLC - ALMS Pack

http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/february_ALMS_pack/

 

March DLC - Pirelli Pack

http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/march_pirelli_car_pack/

 

April DLC - Alpinestars Pack (LAST SEASON PASS PACK)

http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/april_alpinestars_car_pack/

 

May DLC - Top Gear Pack

http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/may_topgear_car_pack/

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I wonder which version of the game you have bought, that has only 22 tracks.

 

There are 26 tracks in the game and 1 track available as DLC:

 

  1. Benchmark High Speed Ring (available as DLC)
  2. Bernese Alps
  3. Camino Viejo de Montserrat
  4. Circuit de Catalunya
  5. Fujimi Kaido
  6. Hockenheimring
  7. Iberian International Circuit
  8. Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  9. Infineon Raceway
  10. Ladera Test Track
  11. Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe
  12. Maple Valley
  13. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  14. Mugello Autodromo Internazionale
  15. Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit
  16. Nürburgring Nordschleife
  17. Rally di Positano
  18. Road America
  19. Road Atlanta
  20. Sebring International Circuit
  21. Sedona Raceway Park
  22. Silverstone Racing Circuit
  23. Sunset Peninsula Raceway
  24. Suzuka Circuit
  25. Top Gear Test Track
  26. Tsukuba Circuit
  27. Twin Ring Motegi

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I wonder which version of the game you have bought, that has only 22 tracks.

 

A simple "you missed a couple tracks" would have been just fine.

 

I got that list from the Forza website because I hadn't started playing until just a couple hours ago.

 

The list is updated now and includes all 27 day-one tracks.

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A simple "you missed a couple tracks" would have been just fine.

 

I bought the Limited Edition so I wasnt sure if the standard edition included all tracks, the statement was not meant to be offensive bc you did a great job collecting the information. cheers

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I don't have Forza 4 yet but I do have Forza 3, and I'm wondering if I buy the VIP pack in Forza 3 and then start Forza 4 whenever I get it if the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera will import and count as a unicorn for the achievement?

 

Yes, if you import either the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera or the Ferrari F430 Scuderia you will get the unicorn achievement.

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