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Featured Kart Racing Pro Released on Steam

Discussion in 'Other Racing Games' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Highly detailed karting simulation Kart Racing Pro has been released by PiBoSo today on Steam, adding the little known title to the largest PC games platform on the market.

    Designed by a highly talented one man team, Kart Racing Pro "aim(s) to create a software useful as a training tool for real drivers, based on a scratch built physics engine that accurately simulates kart dynamics and setup options". What's more, the title is highly moddable and benefits from plenty of community built add-on tracks, plus full Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Open VR support!

    Steam Release Changelog:
    • fix: memory optimizations
    • fix: controllers calibration bug
    • fix: challenge
    • fix: radiator cover in replays
    • fix: helmet acceleration
    • fix: plugins acceleration
    • new: support for an external mod folder
    • new: engine limiter sound support
    • new: "very high" network connection setting
    • new: Launcher
    • new: MS Kart
    • new: Karting Genk

    About the game
    • integrated matchmaking server to provide statistics for drivers' comparison.
    • automotive industry-standard tyre model
    • chassis flex simulation
    • dynamic track surface groove buildup
    • wet track simulation and dynamic drying
    • dynamic marbles generation
    • tyres pickup of marbles, grass and dirt, affecting grip
    • user-selectable driver gestures
    • output of CSV files with telemetry data to analyze driving sessions
    • a plugins interface allows external programs to receive realtime data from the simulated kart
    • LAN and online racing. Dedicated server available
    • support of custom paint schemes for kart, helmet and suit
    • full modding is possible: advanced users can build new tracks, karts, engines, helmets, ... and integrate them with the provided tools
    • Oculus Rift and HTC Vive ( SteamVR ) support.
    • FreeTrack support
    • TrackIR support
    • EDTracker support

    Kart Racing Pro is available now on Steam for £29.99.

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    Check out the soon to be added Kart Racing Pro sub forum for news, discussions and mods for this excellent karting simulation.

    Does the move to Steam make Kart Racing Pro an attractive purchasing proposition for you? Have you tried the game yet? Current owner of the title, if so what are your experiences? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. mantasisg

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    This is reeally cool, great surprise ! :)

    However will wait for some first reviews, videos, opinions... But looks like it is a good sim :)
     
  3. BoogerMac

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    I don't think there are enough kart racing fans to warrant the cost. If the developers really wanted the game to make an impact, it needs to be priced 30-50% cheaper. I wish the developers the best, but don't see this being a profitable game with a big enough community to keep it going.
     
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  4. Alex72

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    Are they more than 1 developer now? Was always one guy making everything. And the driving in this is awesome. Far from arcade.
     
  5. TheReaper GT

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    I agree about the price, but maybe the game is just a showcase for the developer. It's a way to give their tech some traction and explore the market while recovering a bit of the investment.
     
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  6. BoogerMac

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    I'm not sure. I was saying "developers" as an all encompassing term.

    If its a tech demo, then the price is certainly too steep. Testing your tech is better served via Early Access where you charge less money, but with more frequent updates (like NextCarGame: Wreckfest).

    After further investigation, I'm convinced this game is way too expensive. There is no way to race in single player mode...its a hot lapping game unless you want / can play online. I realize AC is view this way by many, but at least you have the option to race the AI (as bad as it seems sometimes).
     
  7. Rupe Wilson

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    I tried to use my KRP activation code in steam and it wont let me..it says its invalid.
    Any body else been able to do this.. as i'm not buying the game again i already own all the Piboso stuff.
    For me its the best kart game out there even with its limited offline functions, ie no AI
    just hope they have sorted the online code as that also let it down more times than i can remember..
    But i have not been online with this game for a good couple of years so fingers crossed

    Every body seems to like karts but when ever we do them at RD we have, within a couple of weeks nobody signs up for the events. Even though they probably produce some of the best close racing you can have..
    maybe we need a actual karting club to run along side the normal racing club :)
     
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  8. Yapci

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    May be good but pricey as hell. Many options available even if they are not as "pro" as this with karts.

    Don't see it selling big costing more than 15€, but I hope it goes as great as it can for the developer.
     
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  9. f1mate_Fisichella

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    If I want to do karting I do it IRL for a couple of Euros, not buy a vitrual game for 35 €...
     
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  10. Miwwa

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    Is the playerbase even big enough to be based around multiplayer? Im interested but not $39.99 interested.
     
  11. taylajee

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    No AI means no buy for me...
     
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  12. burrito

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    VR? (I'm not some vr nut demanding it should have it but I have tried karts on single screens and due to the height and the vehicle itself being so small it feels very odd when you can't see anything of the vehicle :p)
     
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  13. BoogerMac

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    According to Piboso, he's working on a way to get Steam keys to those with activation codes. There's discussion about it on the game's Steam community.
     
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  14. snezana

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    no single player racing offline?this is a nonstarter for me.I love kart racing and would buy this game right now if there was single player AI to race.
     
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  16. Duke55

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    Yup, for $39.99AUD it'll be passed on. If it gets down around half that, it might get a few buying into it.
     
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  17. Rupe Wilson

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    Has any body got a working Dedicated.ini that i can have, i cant seem to get mine to work,
    i used to run this game and run a dedicated server but for some reason its not allowing me now
     
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    Our very own voice of RD @Joseph Wright gave me a link last night to be able to convert my old licence key into a steam key :thumbsup:
    http://stats.kartracing-pro.com/steam.php
    This way you can now run it through steam and it will update itself and be part of you steam catalog..

    Only problem is, its reject my key as invalided. :(
    even though it unlocks the game for me...
    time to contact customer support... :)
     
  20. Rupe Wilson

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    Super fast reply from Piboso,:notworthy::notworthy:
    I had forgot i bought the game using a different pay pal account
    all good now
    game now on steam.. :)