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Is this the end of rfactor

Discussion in 'Team ORSM' started by mceci1, Dec 20, 2017.

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  1. mceci1

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    Matchmaker isn't working, and I read from a highly reliable source that its now single player made by developers (I assume).

    If so, this is poor form from dev's. They (ISI) can be the only ones to shut it down, is rfactor 2 going so poorly that they need to close off rfactor one, that's how I see it anyway. So this brings me to my question, is the rfactor saga finally over, it had been battling but I didn't think this bad, I see more play 1 over 2, did they shut 1 off to benefit 2, and if so, how does this help anyone, a lot of people may not want to move over just yet. I don't know about others, but for me, rfactor 2 feels incomplete and fake to real cars. Personally, I wont be moving across to rfactor 2, I feel like the money we pay, the game doesn't stand up to. My opinion, terribly, the saga is dying, but how long left
     
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  2. xminxG

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    please. Don't tell me they did.
     
  3. mceci1

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    They did, it looks like life has been cut to it. Perhaps to protect rfactor 2. I know of a few friends really aren't happy and this is the end for them if its the case
     
  4. Gui Cramer

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    Studio 397 acquired rFactor2 from Image Space Inc. (ISI), so it's a different dev to rFactor and not S397's fault.
     
  5. mceci1

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    ISI still have control and started rfactor 2, rfactor 2 wasn't getting a lot of attention, why not do it. Studio 397 really haven't been spectacular either to be fair. Only started doing things because people complained.
     
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  6. Gui Cramer

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    I am not discussing the merits or demerits of rF2, just stating the responsible party. I believe someone posted on the rFactor2 forums regarding this matchmaker situation so you might want to browse around for some info.
     
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    Looked last night and found no information, haven't had time to check today due to work
     
  8. mceci1

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    Thanks Mark
     
  9. mceci1

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    So from what I understand 397 are working on bringing it online again, correct?
     
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  10. MarcG

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    No, Studio397 are working on Rfactor2, they have nothing to do with rf1.
     
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  11. Stig Bidstrup

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    If you drive with friends you can get the IP address on the server and enter the servers that way in Matchmaker.
    Ore you can buy rFactor on steam and enter the servers thru steam where they are fully functional.
     
  12. Emery

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    ISI are responsible for rF1. They shut down their matchmaker service for rF2 since they transferred rF2 to Studio 397 more than a year ago. That matchmaker service apparently also affects rF1.

    Studio 397 are responsible for rF2 & rF2 only. Studio 397 are working to resolve an error notification on rF2 servers that appears now due to ISI turning off their rF2 matchmaker service.

    So what is ISI doing about the matchmaker for rF1? No clue. ISI has posted nothing at isiforums.net. If you want action on restoring rF1 matchmaker, that's the place to send inquiries.

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    If you really prefer rF1 FFB to rF2, then get Automobilista.
     
  13. Stig Bidstrup

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    The official document taken from another thread here on RD about the same,
    in the future its thru Steam ore IP
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. mceci1

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    You unintentionally said what I think. There is a reason it was shut down, to help rfactor 2. People are swarms to a program that is better. rfactor 1 and 2 cant provide it anymore. One is dated, one feels incomplete. If rfactor 2 couldn't attract interest in the first 4 years it never will
     
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  15. MarcG

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    life sucks eh?!
     
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  16. mceci1

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    Found this in a rfactor drag car group.


    "So I emailed ISI(the makers of Rfactor) this morning and asked what was up. here is the answer:
    Hi,
    I have ran a mod on rfactor for years now and matchmaking service has been down for a week. I was just wondering if it is going to come back up or is it down for good? Any light on the subject would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you and Merry Christmas,
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    Reply I got:
    Tim Wheatley <twheatley.isi@gmail.com>
    To Ron Teague Today at 8:54 AM
    Hi ***,

    Not permanent, but a big issue that we're not sure will be resolved before or after the holidays. In the meantime, we are advising those who need to have a list (those who don't use direct IP connect to join leagues, etc), to use the server listing that shows in the steam client.

    Thanks,

    Tim

    So it sounds like maybe *** was right and they got hacked. Also says the steam client list should work so not sure but the good news is that it is not permanent and they are working on it."


    Appears it is not permanent. There was talk they were hacked, potentially true.

    Note: I have used stars to remove the names of those members. Only name there is an ISI official. This is for privacy reasons
     
  17. mceci1

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    No not really, its just a silly game. I'll move on, its disappointing to see a great go down like this but that's business I suppose
     
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  18. Dave-NRT

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    rF1 MatchMaker Lobby is back up and running..
    Dave
     
  19. mceci1

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    Thanks for letting us know Dave. I haven't checked, so that announcement helps
     
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