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first simracing experience

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Stefano Schivari, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    today i was thinking about how i join the simracing world.
    I found rfactor as 'gift' in a pc megazine 2 years ago,then i try it with 1979 mod and a joypad :D after that i decide to improve and i buy a thrustmaster rgt.
    Two years later i'm an active iracing user and i love nkp over all sims.
    And you? how started your simracing experience?
  2. VIC-20 and Drive Simulator, it was hood view only and 'road' was white poles at edges and lines at middle of road, it had nice sound from my memory, however little time has past since last time I played that.

    What do you mean, what VIC-20? http://www.c64-wiki.com/index.php/VIC-20
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  3. First real sim was GT Legends... Then rFactor. It was about 2 years ago I think, back then I was playing with a controller and never played online...

    10 months ago my brother's friend lend us a Black Momo, 1 week later after getting used to the heel and toe I did my first online race here at RD, Mid America in the Boss 302 Series, where I finished 4th and 6th out of 20+ :)

    From there I went on, until about 5 months ago where I got a G27 ! The rest is history and here I am ! :p

    Of course I played a lot of racing games before that, Forza and others, with a steering wheel so...
  4. I believe the first game that I can call a "sim" was GP2. I played it with a non-force feedback budget wheel:)
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  5. i think it's a good point of start and not to much expansive
  6. Rui F. Martins

    Rui F. Martins
    Premium Member

    the first sim that i real started to play was rfactor 2 or 3 years ago, i started with a keybord, moved to a joypad, then i started racing online, made a season in a rfactor league and bougth gtr evolution along with race07, then i came to Racedepartment, only some months ago i changed from a joypad to a wheel, i bougth a driving force gt
  7. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    November 2010 was when i discovered Race On and GTR Evo. I did console sims before that, GT series, Forza , F1 but now i prefer pc sims. The only console sim I currently play is Forza 4. I also play GT Legends and just reinstalled rFactor. I'm pretty hooked on GT Legends right now. I think i'm going for IRacing in the new year,if i can get myself off of GT Legends lol! . I'm not even online with GTL and i love it!:)

    I used to play GT2 with one of these:p
  8. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I started with rFactor at the end of 2008. I played with keyboard, all aids and still spent most of my time on the grass. Then I started using a joystick (of all things) to drive. Then midway through 2009 I got a joypad, and I kept it until about July 2011. Then I got a brand new Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience for a tenner, which died within 3 months. Then I got a G27 and I'm loving it!
    I was gradually turning off each aid 1 by 1 until I was driving with no aids on my TM.
    Since 2008 I'm probably 10-15 seconds per lap faster. All of this with rFactor.
    I dabbled with GP4 many times but I could never get it to agree with ANY of my controllers (stick, pad or wheel) so I've completely given up on it.
  9. First racing game: micro machines (mega drive II) 1993

    First sim? Colin McRae rally (PC) 1998
  10. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    I started with Konami's "F1 Spirit" on the MSX 2 back in 1645!
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  11. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    First racing game: Sony Formula 1 2000 on PS1, I got it in 2001. I was 5, and I owned at it. :)
  12. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    First simracing experience was Sports Car GT i think. And first experience with force feedback was very memorable in a full scale Ford Focus WRC at the Frankfurt motorshow (Colin McRae rally2).
  13. My first sim racing game was Nigel Mansell F1 on SNES. Also F1 97 on PSX
  14. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    Does this count?:D


    I used to go to Playdium at Metrotown Mall to play this:)