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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bram, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Bram

    Bram
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    Bad news for simracing as RSC has decided, after a lot of bad luck, to close their forums. I think I speak for a lot of people here that our simracing careers started there.

    After two years of hardware troubles they have decided to pull the plug.

    Read the full announcement here
     
  2. Michael Herrmann

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    Sad news :( my first online race i had at RSC's race club
    i realy hope they can sort it out and come back as strong as in the past
     
  3. Stefan Werner

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    With all the trouble they have been having, I really don't blame them. It is a real shame though.
     
  4. Keith Barrick

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    Perhaps they could link members here. The RSC members will need a fix somehow....in my eyes RD is the perfect fix
     
  5. Günthar Rowe

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    Keith, that is a good idea... Most useful would be the modding community having a new home...
     
  6. Patrick van Driel

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    Shame there gone but i think they where warned a while ago this could happen.Would be nice to see there members at RD to make the racing club even bigger.
     
  7. Hans Sneep

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    That is a real shame,there are a lot of people with a lot of knowledge,hope they will join RD. Maybe,Grand Prix Legends??
     
  8. Ivo Simons

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    Such a shame. :(
     
  9. Richard Torp Jensen

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    Sad. Last time it went down the guys did a GREAT job to get it up and running again...but it was already dead then imo..

    I came here from RSC and I think others will do the same..

    RSC will be missed.. :(
     
  10. Neil Gault

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    very sad news, there were lots of great posts there that helped a lot of people, would love to see the old threads kept alive somewhere even though they are just locked down and for reference only.
     
  11. Kevin Watts

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    Its a shame, it was one of the first proper internet forums for racing sims that I joined after hanging around the newsgroups for years. They seemed to have a lot of trouble finding funding and a reliable host as the site was offline quite often. I think RaceDepartment is a good place for people to come and hang out at.
     
  12. Esteban Maurel

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    omg what a bad news!
     
  13. Mark Birney

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    I don't think it's "for now". I think it's for good :(

    I don't really go there much, but that forum had loads of help and was the place where most simracers started.

    Sad news :(
     
  14. Martin Bulgin

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    Like Mark said above it`s where most of us started me included, but since they came back online (a year ago ? Icant remember) I had hardly been there, it is a shame but they were offline for such a long time that people moved on and found somewhere else.
     
  15. Steve B

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    I agree Mark there was so much information and links for moders and now there gone.
     
  16. Edgar Herrero

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    Wow, bad bad news :S a very good website of simracing losted... I think like a lot of people here, they need to come to RD for race! :D
     
  17. Brian Duddy

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    Has RD considered providing support for some of the games RSC focused on? I'm talking specifically about GPL, which they had a lot of activity in, and GeneRally, the top-down game, which they were just about the only forum for... I participated especially in the latter, and it'd be sad to see that one go, especially because one of the developers had just come back from a years-long break...
     
  18. James Johnson

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    A PM to Bram or one of the Admins could probably have them sorted. :)
     
  19. Xosé Estrada

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    Well, we are opened to do it of course, it's a pity an active community like GeneRally lost contact because of this, I have some teammates in, if somebody is interested, please PM me, we will work it out.

    http://forum.racedepartment.com/generally/

    For the moment we opened this.
     
  20. MoAK

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    Sad indeed, but since it shut down I found this place and like it a lot.

    I loved RSC's hardware forum, most of the ideas for my rig was taken from various posts there. I hope this new home for Sim Racing can take the hardware torch that RSC held for so long.