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Returning to sim racing after a few years - Its all changed!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mike Hill, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Mike Hill

    Mike Hill

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    Blimey, its been a while since i've managed to be in a position to consider setting up a racing rig again, and I thought I'd check back on here to see how things have progressed/what people are playing nowadays, with a hope of getting back involved in some racing!

    I had to take some serious time out of racing as it was taking a lot of time out of my life when I needed to be concentrating on life/work etc, but things have settled a little, and the itch to burn internet rubber is starting to return

    Back a few years ago, the standard games were the GTR/Race 07 series and rfactor1, but whats the most popular now? I obviously want to get into something thats fairly popular, yet relatively realistic, especially since i've managed to pick up some relatively decent equipment. My skills are not great, but I can hold my own at the back of a pack!

    Hopefully I will meet up again with some people that may remember me, if not, it will be great to meet some new people, just itchin to get racing again!
     
  2. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium

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    What's popular now is GT Legends, Game Stock Car 2012, rFactor 2 (still W.I.P.), and still RACE 07.

    I hope everything works out for you.
     
  3. William Levesque

    William Levesque

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    Isn't Race07 dead ?

    GT Legends Club Racing is stil kicking it looks like, rFactor 1 and Game Stock Car for leagues and iRacing.
     
  4. Mike Hill

    Mike Hill

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    Thanks Mohammed and William. Its kinda surprising to hear about GTL being more popular and RACE07 maybe dying off a bit? Never really got into iRacing because of the pricing model and never seem Game Stock car before. Times have changed indeed!
     
  5. Samuel Fuller

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    dont forget Assetto Corsa as the next big thing. Its the only sim racing game I will be buying for a long time.
     
  6. Rhys Gardiner

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    RACE 07 still has a following here, and times are good for GTL right now. Game Stock Car and Formula Truck also have activity, rFactor 2 also...

    I think as a whole, a lot of people are in a state of limbo waiting for rF2 to complete development and for AC to be released.
     
  7. Mike Hill

    Mike Hill

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    so it may be a good job that I kept all the mods for Race 07 afterall? I was gonna have a look at RF2 but you say its still in development? I guess the version they are selling is still effectively in beta then?
     
  8. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
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    Rfactor 2 is/will always be updated thats the beauty of it, but from what ive raced with in it its very much up and running and ready to use. RD are about to use the sim in the next VWEC so i think its safe to say its ticking all the boxes and ready to go...
     
  9. Mike Hill

    Mike Hill

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    Thanks for the info Rupe, I'll bear that in mind. Gonna have to get the wheel set up and choose what software I'm gonna run in the next day or 2
     
  10. Calum McLure

    Calum McLure
    Did ye, aye?

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    If you fancy something a bit different give Formula Truck a try, not overly popular in the racing club just now but it has a bit of a cult following lol
     
  11. Mike Hill

    Mike Hill

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    I'm always up for something slightly unusual, as it tends to level the playing field a little! Had been considering it as it looked like it may be a bit of a laugh