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rFactor on Sale (75% off)

Discussion in 'rFactor' started by BoogerMac, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. BoogerMac

    BoogerMac
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  2. i deleted it awhile ago. imo stock car extreme makes it largely irrelevant and not worth it
     
  3. BoogerMac

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    Interesting...

    I'm somewhat interested in the game for all the dirt track / oval mods available. I haven't had a dirt racing game in my life for years. Would it be worth it just for this?
     
  4. Jyri Kettunen

    Jyri Kettunen
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    Definitely worth it.
     
  5. BoogerMac

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    Is it worth it just for the dirt racing? I already own GCSE, R3E, and AC. Really, I just want rFactor for the dirt racing.
     
  6. Jyri Kettunen

    Jyri Kettunen
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I have no experience of dirt racing with rFactor, so cannot say. HistorX-mod is what I enjoy most.
     
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  7. I used to attend old GTL club races, but haven't raced in rF HistorX club. I am definitely interested in getting onboard though, even bought 2nd hand DVD version for ~5€ or so long time ago for that but haven't been racing too much. I haven't even applied any patches yet. I just got controller profiles sorted out while ago and done some offline test drives, and downloaded HistorX mod last night.

    I am just a bit puzzled with all rF versions (DVD, digital ISI, digital Trymedia, Steam) and patches, and which is compatible with some other versions or some specific mods.

    I am wondering if Steam version is worth of picking up for HistorX club races? Anyone using Steam version there? Or would I be ok with just DVD version or rFactor?
     
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  8. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
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    I have a Steam version working okay but don't use it much. I made an copy & paste install for a mod which is works as well, so should be good to go with HX. I have the digital copy just activated key on Steam.
     
  9. I can't comment on off road racing (not really my thang), but I can vouch for HistorX being absolutely glorious. Seriously - where has this mod been all my life? :)

    I have known about it by name/reputation for quite a while, but I have just now gotten around to installing & configuring it over the last week...it has truly been a "WOW!" experience. I had been logging a lot of laps in GTL and thought I finally get around to checking out HistorX while I was in a 60's/70's mood...I've been totally blown away by it.

    I love pushing the old TC's/GT's around in GTL - I felt that the feeling they captured of pushing a car to the point where you are four-wheel sliding right to the edge of the curbing on track out was just second to none...until I tried HistorX. If you had asked me if an rFactor mod (which, in my experience, can be pretty hit or miss) could do it better, I would have laughed in your face. Well, I have to tell you, HistorX physics (for my tastes) > GTL.

    I still love GTL - it was one of the first true racing sims I ever played - but if I had to pick one or the other, it would be HistorX. Right off the bat, you notice how professionally done the mod is (more like a total conversion than a mod) and then of course you'll notice how beautifully modeled the cars are...but the real magic kicks in once you start pushing for laptime and realize the physics are absolutely brilliant. If you watch some vintage highlights of TC/GT racing, you can see how these cars behaved on track - relative to modern cars, a lot more body roll and also much more pronounced sliding. The HistorX physics captures this feeling wonderfully - you really feel in control of the sliding (which, in my experience, is difficult to replicate in rFactor, as I think the underlying engine seems prone to "uncatchable slides").

    Sorry for going on a bit, but I've just really been impressed with the sim and I wanted to put in my 2 cents - I think rFactor might possibly be "worth it" solely for HistorX!

    Really the only downside I can say is that I just don't think rFactor AI is any good. I would love to geek out on some offline fantasy seasons (the HistorX team has included tons of different championship classes complete with links to the necessary tracks in rfactorcentral), but the AI just drives me nutty (even plugging in recommended AI tuning tweaks). The AI is good enough to give you some traffic to battle through for a 5 lapper fun run, but anything beyond that and they just start to drive me crazy.

    My goal is to get comfortable enough in the sim to jump in on some of the Sunday club action (after I get my "Premium" membership set up).
     
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  10. Thanks for comments. I decided to grab it from Steam, if no other purpose, at least as backup if I my dvd gets scratches or children destroy it or someting.
     
  11. BoogerMac

    BoogerMac
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    Sadly, I missed the sale since the Steam store went down on Sunday night (last hours of sale). I'll plan on picking it up next time it goes on sale. I really just want it for the dirt sims.
     
  12. Definitely worth it.

    I never had the chance to enjoy rfactor too much cause I was on the consoles the time rf was the king. The sim was at the sime time too much expensive for something you're not gonna use it. I admit that I've tried the non official license, but since I've never really used, I never made the effort on buying. Finally I have the chance to support ISI and at the same time try some awesome MOD's like DRM 2.0, Enduracers, GTPC and Historic GT.

    rFactor was the only sim missing on my collection. :)
     
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  13. If you do not have a copy of rFactor then I recommend the Steam version as it has a few features that the others don't have, such as support for more controllers and buttons, whilst still being 100% compatible. Plus you don't have any hassle with activations.