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Welcome Gaffer to the newly minted Official Thread for PC Racing Sims. Our old thread gave us three and a half good years, and nearly 6200 posts, but it's time for a fresh
start with a much needed editable OP.

R.I.P. Old PC Racing Sims Thread. A thousand Big Boss salutes to you.










Assetto Corsa is a next-generation driving simulator developed by Kunos Simulazioni which reproduces real-world circuits, as well as road and racing cars. The game includes
a virtual career and allows the player to create and customize offline competitions and multiplayer races to challenge other players. Assetto Corsa is available now, exclusively
through Steam.

Click title for website. Click pics for videos.


Current Price - $39.99 / 34.99€ // Steam? YES Demo? NO




- Lots of "Dream Pack 2" DLC content previews
- Stefano Casillo's wonderful coding streams on Youtube
- Mazda 787B 1.4
- Formula Renault 3.5 mod

Marvelharvey's Recommended Mods (Feb '15)




Dirt Rally is a rally video game developed and published by Codemasters. Players compete in timed stage events on tarmac and off-road terrain in varying weather conditions. It also features Rallycross, Hillclimb, as well as multiplayer. It's an Early Access title with regular free updates including new locations, new game modes and new vehicles. Dirt Rally features a large amount of vehicles in a wide variety of classes. The early access version contains cars from the 1960's, 70's, 80's, Group B, Group A, 2010s Modern Rally, Rallycross, and Pikes Peak.

Click title for website. Click pics for videos.





- v0.71 Patch
- Online World Rallycross
- New cars: DS 3, Subaru WRX STI, MINI Countryman
- New track: Hell, Norway



Deleoped by Game Stock Car developer, Reiza Studios, Formula Truck provides maximum realism. The new Formula Truck 2013
Simulator brings all 26 trucks that compete in the 2013 season, along with 14 race tracks featuring a total of 18 different layouts.

Click title for website. Click pics for videos.


Current Price - $19.90 / 16.80€ // Steam? YES Demo? YES



- A free update is nearing completion that will bring Formula Truck up to the graphical level of the recently improved Game Stock Car Extreme.
- Reiza Simracing Bonanza! Indiegogo crowdfund
- Still available to participate in, and the recommended place to buy F-Truck



Developed by Reiza Studios with support from real teams and drivers, the Game Stock Car series is one of the most highly regarded simracing platforms currently in the
market. In addition to the current season of Stock Car Brasil featuring world class drivers such as Rubens Barrichello and Ricardo Zonta, the game simulates a diverse range
of racing series – from karting to a variety of formula cars, to the popular Mini Challenge.

Click title for website. Click pics for videos.


Current Price - $29.90 / R$69.90 // Steam? YES Demo? YES



- Super V8 car released
- Reiza Simracing Bonanza! Indiegogo crowdfund
- Still available to participate in, and the recommended place to buy ST:E




iRacing.com is an online, subscription-based racing simulation service for Microsoft Windows, Linux and OS X created by iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations. In addition to
accurately modeled vehicles and tracks, iRacing provides servers on which to race and practice and a sanctioning body to organize and oversee competition within the service.

Click title for website. Click pics for videos.


Introductory prices - $6/month, $15/ 3 months, $49.50 1 year // Steam? YES Demo? NO




- New build with the much anticipated dynamic tracks
- Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype and the Xfinity Series Toyota Camry
- Nordschleife to be released in November
- New Anti-Cheat System



Developed by Slightly Mad Studios, You create a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and enter the Hall of
Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events.

Featuring world-class graphics and handling, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, and deep tuning & pit stop functionality, Project CARS leaves the
competition behind in the dust.

Click title for website. Click pics for videos.
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Current Price - $49.99 / £ 39.99 / 49.99€ // Steam? YES Demo? NO




- New DLC Content Teasers
- Old vs. New Car Pack Available
- 3.0 Update Available
- Project CARS Goes eSport



Developed by Sector 3 Studios (formerly SimBin), RaceRoom Racing Experience is a Free2Race game that connects fans of racing around a game and motorsports portal.
Fivecars and two tracks are available for free to all registered users. Licensed content such as cars and tracks as well as game modes and features are available for
purchase in the online store allowing players to build the game of their dreams.

Click title for website. Click pics for videos.


Current Price - FreeToPlay // Steam? Yes Demo? N/A



- First Footage of Spa & Nordschleife
- Physics Testing With Kelvin Van Der Linde
- First Formula RaceRoom Previews
- DTM 2015 Virtual Championship
- ADAC GT Masters 2015 coming soon



The highly anticipated successor to Image Space Incorporated’s rFactor 1, rFactor 2 features an advanced physics engine, complex aerodynamics, real-time day/night lighting
transitions, realistic wet/dry weather transitions, and dynamically laid rubber increases grip throughout racing session.

Click title for website. Click pics for videos.


Current Price - $43.99 New purchases only. // Steam? YES Demo? YES




- Build 998 released
- gJED released
- Bathurst
- Nissan GT-R GT1 v1.6, Corvette C6.R 1.62
- Gen6 Stock Car previews

Marvelharvey's Recommended Mods (Feb '15)
Delta timer bar plugin, a la iRacing - Delta Best plugin




All the titles below are very good sims, and worth your money/time. Some of which have the most incredible mods. Sadly, there just isn’t enough space to give them all their
just due.

rFactor, Live for Speed, GTR2, GT Legends, RACE 07, Race Injection, Richard Burns Rally, GPL, NR2003, and many more worthwhile sims.

Screenshots appear in the above order (L to R). Embedded links to home pages.











GP Bikes by Piboso is a realistic motorcycle simulator, based on a scratch built physics engine that accurately simulates motorcycle dynamics and setup options.

Click title for website. Click pics for videos.


Current Price - 26€ while still in beta. // Steam? NO Demo? YES



On the sem-sim side, long standing motorcycle racing specialist Milestone have the latest in their take on MotoGP with MotoGP '14. The game includes all the teams, riders
and circuits from the 2014 MotoGP World Championship and include all 3 classes. New features include new audio and graphics engines and revamped physics.

Click title for website. Click pics for videos.


Current Price - $39.99 // Steam? YES Demo? YES






Here are but just a few of the companies offering hardware for sim racing. Wheels, shifters, stands, VR, rigs, you name it. There are many more good ones out there as well.











BSimracing
Inside Sim Racing
NoGrip Racing
Race Department
Team VVV
The Simpit
VirtualR

You can also find hosted mods at some of these sites. Forums too. Often times the sim’s own website will have a forum as well, which usually is the best one for that particular sim.






There are obviously thousands of them, but these are just a few of my favorites.

ADRIANF1ESP
Betta Lines
Charlie Sears
DigiProst
Empty Box
Gamer Muscle
Niels Heusinkveld
Inside Sim Racing
RaceSpot HD
Sim Racing Garage
Team VVV
The Simpit
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Click titles for OPs.



Saleen S7R @ Portimao, GP layout

1. 1:38.027 - Betta Lines
2. 1:38.128 - Big Takeover
3. 1:38.923 - Furnace Inferno
4. 1:39.235 - Seanspeed
5. 1:39.832 - Arucardo
6. 1.40.392 - Jilt
7. 1:41:669 - DD
8. 1:44.005 - IceCreamKimi

Rules:

"Leaderboard Challenge" mode, Get Real handling model, don't care what else you choose to run for assists etc.



Formula Truck, "Mannheim-Baden" (Mercedes Benz) @ Taruma

1. 1:19.403 - Betta Lines (video)
2. 1:19.516 - Big Takeover (video)
3. 1:20:009 - marvelharvey
4. 1:21.487 - IceCreamKimi (picture)

Rules:

- Default everything
- Turn off tire wear and fuel usage
- If you need aids, run 'em. If not, don't



Stock Car Extreme, Metalmoro MR18 @ Johannesburg Historic

1. 1:13.619 - Betta Lines (video)
2. 1:13.906 - Tchetil (video)
3. 1.14.076 - marvelharvey (pic)
4. 1:14.093 - Big Takeover (video)
5. 1:14.398 - Arucardo (video)
6. 1:14.413 - Seanspeed (pic)
7. 1:15.151 - Atrophis (pic)
8. 1:15.487 - Dave_6
9. 1:16.191 - IceCreamKimi (pic)
10. 1:16.846 - TechnicMOC (pic)
11. 1:18.207 - Megasoum (pic)
etc

Rules:

- Default everything
- Turn off tire wear and fuel usage
- If you need aids, run 'em. If not, don't



rrFactor 2, Spark F2 #22 (no wings)@ Mills Metro, inner loop C

1. 1:15.454 - Betta Lines (video)
2. 1:15.606 - Big Takeover (video)
3. 1.16.347 - marvelharvey (pic)
4. 1:18.306 - Megasoum
5. 1:18.459 - RaceManIak (pic)

Directions\Rules (link)



Hotlap Challenge!


Caper Stock Car @ Oschersleben


1. 1:27.653 - Betta Lines (video) //
2. 1:27.935 - Revson (pic) // XB1, using controller
3. 1:28.502 - markao // PC
4. 1:28.887 - Big Takeover (video) //auto-clutch only
5. 1:29.925 - The_D (pic) // Wheel/real assists/manual with sequential
6. 1:29.939 - Seanspeed (netherworld) // PC, wheel
7. 1:30:187 - Morabu (video) (pic) // Wheel, Manual w/auto clutch, no assists except ABS
8. 1.30:292 - Arucardo (post) // No assists and clutch+ H shifter
9. 1:30:306 - Dilly (post) // no assist and clutch+G25
10. 1.30.644 - marvelharvey (pic)
11. 1:30.818 - Slirb (pic) // PC - Wheel (DFP) - ABS only
12. 1:31:259 - saladine1 (pic)
13. 1:31:538 - KillerAJD (pic) // T500RS w/no assists aside from auto-clutch
14. 1.31.616 - Jilt (video) // Steering wheel, no assists, use of clutch and H-shifter
15. 1:31.828 - Azzawon (pic) // XB1
16. 1:32.025 - Megasoum (pic) // Wheel, manual transmission/auto clutch,TS/ABS
17. 1:32.036 - TylerDurden4321 (video) (pic) // XB1, Wheel, no assists (edit: but auto-clutch)
18. 1:32.296 - mil6es (video) // PS4, DS4, ABS,Line Guide
19. 1:32.437 - Dave_6 (pic) // PC
20. 1:32.533 - Brentech (pic) // DS4, Manual/TS/ABS
21. 1:33.083 - soundscream (post) //wheel, no assist
22. 1:33.675 - Flightwave (pic) // Wheel, no assists, automatic
23. 1:33.922 - danowat (video) // PS4, pad, no assists
24. 1:34:01x - _machine (post) // 360 Pad and ABS only
25. 1:34.107 - Gareth Bale (post) // (wheel, PC)
26. 1:36.533 - Anton668 (pic) // Nibs controller setup on PC with a DS4
27. 1:36.959 - Gestault (pic) // PS4, Controller w/ auto-transmission
28. 1:37 "or something" - Mascot // SADISTS!
29. 1:38 "something" - Addnan
30. 1:39.108 - bananafactory (pic) // T100 Wheel, Manual w/auto clutch, no assists
31. 1:41:173 - mitchlol (post) // DFGT - Auto clutch PC
32. 1:42.816 - RP912 (pic) // PC

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RUF RGT-8 GT3 @ Oulton Park (International)


1. 1:31.281 - Betta Lines (post w/telemetry data dl)
2. 1.31.335 - markao (setup!)
3. 1.31.352 - kie25 (video) // T500, PS4
4. 1:32:447 - Ryökäle (pic)
5. 1.32.528 - Dilly (post), PC
6. 1:32.562 - Arucardo (pic) // PC
7. 1:32:645 - Slirb (pic) // PC-Wheel- ABS only
8. 1:32.651 - Big Takeover // pic
9. 1:32.893 - paskowitz (pic) // PC
10. 1:32.915 - Azzawon (pic) // XB1, wheel, no assists (auto clutch?)
11. 1:33.193 - Seanspeed (pic) // PC, stock setup/no assists
12. 1:33:499 - PjotrStroganov (pic)
13. 1:33.567 - The_D (pic) // XB1/Wheel/No Assists
14. 1:33:843 - saladine1 (pic)
15. 1:33:867 - Scaramanger (pic) // PC, gamepad
16. 1.33.905 - Jilt (pic) // no assists wheel
17. 1:33:909 - Speech (pic) // PC/Assists Off(Auto Clutch)/Wheel
18. 1:34.508- TylerDurden4321 (pic) // wheel, no assists but auto-clutch, softer car setup
19. 1:34:744 - Metfanant (pic / video) //PS4/T500RS/Real/manual w/auto clutch
20. 1:34:916 - Morabu (pic) // PC/Thrustmaster TX/ABS only
21. 1:35:047 - Flightwave (pic) // Wheel, real assists, automatic
22. 1:35.049 - Scaramanger (pic) // PS4
23. 1:35:220 - ElectronicOldMen (pic) // 360 pad, real assists
24. 1:35:665 - Brentech (pic/ video) // DS4, Manual/TS/ABS
25. 1:35.698 - Sipheren (video) // PC - TX Wheel, T3PA pedals
26. 1.35.993 - PriitV (pic) // stock setup, wheel/real assists/pc
27. 1:36:332 - danowat (video) // pad no assists
28. 1:36.526 - Mascot (pic) // PS4, no assists, manual gears
29. 1:37.200 - Anton668 (pic) // PC - DS4
30. 1:37.474 - soundscream // wheel, real assist
31. 1:38.345 - nabe_shogun (pic) // XBO, controller
32. 1:38.495 - Gestault // PS4 -DS4, Auto-transmission w/ TCS
33. 1:38:716 - mitchlol (pic) // Logitech DFGT / Auto Clutch + racing line // PC
34. 1:39:040 - FunkyLounge (pic) // Newbie with a wheel, assist set to real, manual shifting, auto clutch on PC
35. 1:39.056 - VodevilX (pic) // G27+auto clutch, other assists set to Real or Off
36. 1:39.876- Sickbean (video) // PC, 360 pad, no assists,
37. 1:42.378 - RP912 (pic)
38. 1:46.853 - DoctorWho (pic)

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Alpine A450 @ Sonoma (short)

1. 1:03.860 - Betta Lines (pic) // PC, no aids, default set
2. 1:03.930 - Revson (pic) // Xbox One, using controller
3. 1:04.136 - Big Takeover (video) // PC, nothin', default set
4. 1:04:276 - Ryökäle (pic) // PC w/ aids
5. 1:04.811 - Dilly (from the grave)
6. 1:04.831 - Seanspeed (pic)
7. 1:04:869 - Speech (video) // PC/G27/No Assists(except auto clutch)/Default Setup
8. 1:05.311 - saladine1 (pic)
9. 1:05:449 - Morabu (pic) // PC / TX Wheel / ABS Only
10. 1:05:715 - Sipheren (video) // PC - TX Wheel, T3PA pedals
11. 1:05:745 - brentech (video/pic)
12. 1:05:873 - ReDelicious // PS4 - Wheel - Real Assists - Default Setup
13. 1:05:901 - FunkyLounge // PC, G27, default set
14. 1:06.120 - Branson (pic)
15. 1:06.629 - ElectronicOldMen (pic) // 360 pad, traction control and ABS on
16. 1.06.674 - danowat (video)
17. 1:07.334 - Nero18 (pic) // pad on PS4 with ABS and stability control on
18. 1.07:782 - Sickbean (video) // Real assists
19. 1:08.396 - soundscream // wheel, no assist
20. 1:08.510 - Anton668 (pic) // PC, DS4
21. 1.08.963 - Klocker (pic) // Xbox with pad
22. 1:09.014 - Dave_6 (pic)
23. 1:13.946 - RP912 (pic)

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Seanspeed
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Well dayum.

Hell of an OT. Good work man.
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:o Very nicely done BT! The Skippy resplendent in GAF colours is the icing on the cake.
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Thanks Big guy, very nice Op with all the necessary links!



---> subscribed
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Huh... So it's going back to gaming after the old thread was moved to community?
Zeth
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Thanks for putting all this together! It's a great time to be a sim racing enthusiast.
Big Takeover
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Thanks, Gents! I'm glad it gets your seal of approval.
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Nice job! Subscribed.

Maybe it's time to dust off my G27 & Fanatec with some Assetto Corsa & Game Stock Car!
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What an amazing OT.
TJP
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Great new OT Big Takeover!

You wanted some bike sims:



GP Bikes by Piboso is a realistic motorcycle simulator, based on a scratch built physics engine that accurately simulates motorcycle dynamics and setup options. In beta, GP Bikes costs 26 Euro for a 'full' licence and a limited functionality trial is also available.


On the sem-sim side, long standing motorcycle racing specialist Milestone have the latest in their take on MotoGP with MotoGP '14. The game includes all the teams, riders and circuits from the 2014 MotoGP World Championship and include all 3 classes. New features include new audio and graphics engines and revamped physics.


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Arucardo
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Awesome work with the new thread!

I've been on a bit of a hiatus when it comes to sims, probably subconsciously waiting to get a new wheel for my setup. Scary part is that even the new clubsport base doesn't seem unattainable, but looks like it would take ages to get one delivered.
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Superb OP, Big Takeover! :D

To all new readers: if any part of you is considering trying Game Stock Car Extreme, do it. I wasn't going to try it before being convinced to in the old thread and I absolutely love it now.
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NR2003 for life, yo.

* or until there's a decent Linux-compatible replacement
Ark
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Awesome OP!
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Awesome work, Big Takeover!

The header made me think that I should probably try to whip up a NeoGAF livery for Project Cars (when I have time, which unfortunately doesn't look like the near future), any particular cars you'd like to have painted?
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Picking up a Thrustmaster TX tomorrow, should go nicely with the CSR elite's and TH8RS shifter.

The Xbox One support is a nice bonus, I can try out Forza 5 and Horizon 2 with it, but I'll have to use the terrible plastic pedals.

My PWTS has started double shifting with the paddles so I figured it's time. I'll probably fix it at some point by changing the micro switch in the paddle and sell it.

EDIT: Put in a pre-order for the adapter (from Basherboards) to hook the CSR Elite's to the TX. I hope he makes an adapter to get the TH8RS hooked in to the TX also.
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Originally Posted by TJP

Great new OT Big Takeover!

You wanted some bike sims:

Thanks, and thanks, and thanks to the rest of you guys that like the OP too. <3


Good stuff, Arucardo! Enjoy!

Originally Posted by _machine

The header made me think that I should probably try to whip up a NeoGAF livery for Project Cars (when I have time, which unfortunately doesn't look like the near future), any particular cars you'd like to have painted?

The Capri! That'll be my answer for everything :P

Seriously though, that would be great. Pick a car you like.
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Does anyone know if there are any good guides to design a half-decent car livery?

I know how to put custom skins into games, but all of my efforts are either extremely basic and uninteresting or look like something a 12 year old threw together on photoshop.
TJP
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From webrasil on FB:

DD
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Originally Posted by TJP

From webrasil on FB:

A free game on a disc? WHAT?!
TJP
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Originally Posted by DD

A free game on a disc? WHAT?!

The Google translation from FB I posted in the old OT thread - it doesn't make a whole lot of sense however from what I understand the DVD version will be available only in Brasil (as is the case for Game Stock Car) with the idea being you visit the auto show the photo was taken at & pick up a free copy or wait with the ROTW and obtain the sim via download.
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Originally Posted by TJP

The Google translation from FB I posted in the old OT thread - it doesn't make a whole lot of sense however from what I understand the DVD version will be available only in Brasil (as is the case for Game Stock Car) with the idea being you visit the auto show the photo was taken at & pick up a free copy or wait with the ROTW and obtain the sim via download.

Yeah, I went to their FB page and read that. I was about to translate it for english when someone called for a pizza. Sorry about that.

They said that Petrobras was giving these discs on their booth there on São Paulo Auto Show.

This series started in 2011, so it's pretty new, and basically nobody gives a damn about it yet. So they're basically trying to make it known, which is nice.


EDIT: LOL, just found my tweet asking them for including the series on GSC last year: https://twitter.com/DD_Sardi/status/391327291080331265
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New thread? That new car smell should be the sub title. ;)
DD
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Found a video of the Copa Petrobras de Marcas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbSN9F_KWVI

I wish it had the newest versions of the Corolla and Focus. =/
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Great OT, tagging for future reference!
Big Takeover
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Copa Petrobras video.

Whoopsy, I missed Double D's post.

Let's hope you can drop the cars straight into GSC:E.
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Great OT! Subbed.
Ark
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Originally Posted by Juicy Bob

Does anyone know if there are any good guides to design a half-decent car livery?

I know how to put custom skins into games, but all of my efforts are either extremely basic and uninteresting or look like something a 12 year old threw together on photoshop.

This is for iRacing with Trading Paints, but it might apply to what you're looking for.
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Awesome
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Awesome OT subscribed. The subtitle should be Driveclub who?
Arucardo
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Bought the TX wheel today. Now I need to do some drilling since my Rennsport stand doesn't have premade holes for the T500/TX. Hopefully I can find decent drill bit that can go through the wheelstand plate.
TJP
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Gameplay Copa Petrobras de Marcas:

Edit: beaten too!
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A fun race in the UK&I Skippy championship this evening:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3spjhHjAr0

I'm car #212. 60fps version is up. :)
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Nice OT. Just in time for me to test out my new rig
Big Takeover
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Originally Posted by Betta Lines

A fun race in the UK&I Skippy championship this evening:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3spjhHjAr0

I'm car #212. 60fps version is up. :)



Un-fucking-believable! I really thought you had him. Seriously, I thought they got the call wrong :(
Betta Lines
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Hahaha that gif!

I thought I had it too! I was watching my F3 display over the line and thought it changed just in time... I got such a good run out of the last corner. Bah! Why did they have to put the line there? Oh well...was a lot of fun, and unlike Felipe that result puts me at the top of the standings... I doubt it will last, but it's a short season so there's a small chance. I'll keep pushing :)
Big Takeover
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Positional tracking got patched into iRacing today. Yeah, baby.
Seanspeed
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Originally Posted by Big Takeover



Un-fucking-believable! I really thought you had him. Seriously, I thought they got the call wrong :(

God damn, I will never get over that moment. I think you'd really have to be an F1 fan to understand the significance of it.

I'll have to watch Betta's race now. I've watched a lot of the ones he's posted here before and I haven't regretted it once. Its nice watching fairly competent guys race, even in video games.
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Originally Posted by Seanspeed

God damn, I will never get over that moment. I think you'd really have to be an F1 fan to understand the significance of it.

I'll have to watch Betta's race now. I've watched a lot of the ones he's posted here before and I haven't regretted it once. Its nice watching fairly competent guys race, even in video games.

Oh man, it was certainly one of the most dramatic things I've ever seen in sports. Right up there with my Red Sox or Man City, or whatever else you want to include. Just outrageous. Championship won/lost in the last corner, of the last lap, under incredible circumstances. I'm not sure we'll ever see that again in our lifetimes.

Yeah, they're fun to watch. I never pegged myself as someone who would like watching e-sports type things, but I've got to admit I definitely get it now. Watching DotA or CS goes a bit over my head, but racing, that I understand.
TJP
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(11-12-2014, 09:37 PM)
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If you have an hour to kill, Sim Racing Garage posted a review of the HPP Simulation Pedal set:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B56KdGiBYZU
Betta Lines
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(11-12-2014, 10:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Big Takeover

Positional tracking got patched into iRacing today. Yeah, baby.

After a day of marvelling at science, suddenly the addition of positional tracking doesn't seem all that exciting. But I gave it a quick go and it works as one might expect, so that's good. Annoyingly they've artificially limited the amount you can lean around, and they've given it a hard stop, the very thing you're supposed to avoid. Presumably this is for a couple of reasons - they don't want you to see that the cars aren't fully modelled on the outside from cockpit view, and they don't want anyone 'cheating' by creating a 'hood cam' or any other kind of beneficial view from exploiting the positional tracking in the official series. Fair enough, but they could make the boundary a little bit bigger... and they should make it completely unrestricted for the replay cameras.
Last edited by Betta Lines; 11-12-2014 at 10:52 PM.
Big Takeover
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(11-13-2014, 01:01 AM)
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Science was indeed glorious today.

Tried it too, and had the same take. 95% of the time it's great, but hitting the limiter is a drag. It turns your brain to mush. East to west isn't bad, but the north/south limit is very narrow. Too narrow.

I see their insistence as kind of boogieman-ish, but it's consistent with how they do things. Maybe I underestimate the number of people looking to be stupid with the views.

It's definitely better than before however. A step forward in usability. Need that virtual mirror, and the arms reanimated however before she's gold.
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DD
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(11-13-2014, 08:01 PM)
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Sector3 Previews Macau GP Circuit for R3E
Big Takeover
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(11-13-2014, 08:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by DD

Sector3 Previews Macau GP Circuit for R3E

That's looking great.

I was just thinking how little Macau never shows up despite being one of the world's great tracks. From a technical standpoint, I'm sure it's a monster. The whole thing looks the same until you're the one who has to build all the assets! Straight-away, 90° turn, sweeper, esses. Alrighty, that's that. Copy/paste, copy paste,copy/paste etc. Nope!
Big Takeover
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(11-13-2014, 10:12 PM)
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Why am I not surprised that a Finnish baby is better at RBR than I am?
markao
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(11-14-2014, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Big Takeover

Why am I not surprised that a Finnish baby is better at RBR than I am?

is this Mäkinen's kid :P


somehow little kid vids playing racing games always make me smile, his dad/mom must be proud ;)
Betta Lines
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(11-14-2014, 01:05 PM)
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Latest from Tony Gardner, iRacing president:

As far as features, yes working on DX11 and ground work for Open GL as well. We are working on a whole new and improved damage model. Both physical and graphical. Car parts will fall-off car appropriately based on physics and the physics will be better (we hope!) Making good progress on a new track surface model. Again both physical and graphical. Track will marble up, rubber and dust will fly and all that, track will heat up and cool down in a much better way, etc. These things should add some great additional dynamics to the racing, not to mention some realistic cool eye candy. Anther big project in the works is animation. Pit crews for example, a great collaboration between our engineers and art guys. Again making good progress and VERY excited about all three of these projects. The physics guys also have technical projects in the works under the hood working on the overall models. Tires obviously the big one still. Well that is not enough for now. Almost all of this has been leaked out in various places but thought would put it one place. I have no idea when any of it will be done. Maybe it never will but that is what we are working on that I'm willing to talk about right now because good progress being made. Oh yes and working on a whole new User Interface but again that is a big project involving multiple groups of people. We also are working on the actual iRacing site behind the scenes in terms of stability, efficiency, downtime minimization risk, etc

This was mostly known, but dotted around the forum across months/years of staff posts, so nice to have it all summarised.

But this is iRacing development in a nutshell: "I have no idea when any of it will be done. Maybe it never will" >_<
Canis lupus
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(11-14-2014, 01:06 PM)
Assetto Corsa is so much fun
Ark
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(11-14-2014, 01:54 PM)
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How many people does iRacing have working on the service? Everything always seems to be so slow...

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