Rallyesim have released RSRBR2013. I have written a more concise set of guidelines, hopefully useful for those new to the world of RSRBR. RSRBR2013 is an addon to Richard Burns Rally, which adds a huge amount of content (cars, tracks, track surfaces, weather options, BTB addon tracks) and also the ability to play RBR on-line. Racedepartment runs all of it's on-line Rallys using RSRBR2013. RSRBR2013 will not affect your base RBR game, you can still run all default options from from your default RBR icon, or you can launch the default RBR from within RSCenter. RSRBR2013 may seem complex at first, but by following a set procedure and becoming familiar with the RSCenter interface, it is really quite straight forward. Where possible, I have included links to the developers website tutorials, and these should be read in addition to this set of guidelines (they provide more detailed explanations). Installation of RSRBR2013 Please also read the full Rallyesim Tutorial (translated) linked: Here This RallyeSim Tutorial contains additional advice about precautions (eg. use of Ant-Virus software) as well as further explanations if errors are encountered. I have installed this mod many times on different systems (Win XP, Vista, Win 7), and I always follow these basic steps. IMPORTANT: I always remove older versions of RSRBR and start with a clean fresh installation of RBR to prevent errors from previous installs. 1. Install RBR. Windows Vista, Win 7, and Win 8 Users Please note: You need to take some additional precautions when installing RBR. Here is a link (translated) to the additional Tutorial for Windows 7 and Vista: Here Basically, do not install the game in Program Files, which is the usual default location. 2. Install the Official Patches 1.01 and 1.02. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52407178/RBR_v101.zip http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52407178/RBR_v102.zip 3. Run the game to ensure that all is working ok. Set up your Options including the Controller. This step helps to make sure that the base RBR game is working ok before installing RSRBR2013. The best way to test everything is to go to the Rally School. You may also create the Cheat Profile named "Mulligatawny" and set up your Options for that profile. This profile will be used by RSRBR to gain access to all of the addon content. This is not essential at this point, this Profile will be created by RSRBR2013 when installed, but you will still need to re set your Options after installation. 4. Once you are satisfied that the base RBR is working ok, then proceed to install RSRBR2013. 5. Install the main mod RSRBR 2013 found : Here 6. Install the Track Pack found Here NOTE: It contains 5 files, one executable (Install_RSRBR_v2013.exe) and 4 files .bin 7. Install the latest Updates: (I'll post links here as they are released.) Update 01 can be found Here Update 02 can be found Here Update 03 can be found Here Update 04 can be found Here Update 05 can be found Here Update 06 can be found Here Update 07 can be found Here Patch 04 can be found Here 8. Install the latest Car Packs: Here (Complete full pack direct link Here ) Note: You can add the car packs by installing the full pack, or alternatively, you can install groups, or individual classes if you wish. Make sure to check the main website (the link provided) to ensure you have the latest versions, they get updated regularly. Also, if you don't install the full pack, always check to make sure you have the latest updated pack for the class being used in the RD Rally (check the Rally Club Sign-up posts). Please Note: Some Car Packs usually need to be updated after each RSRBR2013 Update, please check the advice in the download link. Some BTB Country Stages often need to be updated after each RSRBR2013 Update, please check the advice in the download link. 9. BTB Tracks: If you wish to use the BTB Addon Tracks with RSRBR, you need to also download and install RSRBR BTB Country Packs, but these are not essential to running RSRBR2013. BTB Country Packs can be found Here Using RSRBR2013 There is a full set of Tutorials at RallyeSim, just use the Language selector near the top of the Forum page to translate from French if needed: Here 1. Launch RSCenter from the desktop icon. 2. From RSCenter, you can play off-line or on-line. 3. Firstly, you will need to register. Even if you were a previous user of RSRBR, you will need to register again. Select "Register", and follow the steps provided. Some people have problems getting registered on the RSRBR Live Server . If that happens, it seems the only way to resolve it is to go to the Rallyesim website/forum and to request a manual registration. They seem to be regularly doing manual registrations for people lately. Here is the website: http://forum.rallyesim.fr/index.php Post a problem help request here: http://forum.rallyesim.fr/viewforum.php?f=434 4. To play off-line, select "Alone". Select your game settings found in the Menu Bar across the top. Choose any of the settings as desired. Select your desired car pack, stage, weather etc options from the Windowed selection screen. To launch RBR using these addon options, click "RSRBR". IMPORTANT: To use the addon content, you MUST use the profile Mulligatawny, if not the game will freeze at the game launch screen. (please ensure that you have set up your Game/Controller options under the Mulligatawny profile in addition to your own individual Profile. This needs to be done from the default game by launching from the default RBR icon, otherwise the settings will not be saved). You can also play the default RBR by clicking "SSE"; this will launch the default game with everything unlocked (but no access to the extra stages/cars/etc that come in the mod). 5. To return to the main RSCenter screen, click "File \ Exit" or close the main window. 6. To play on-line, from RSCenter, select "Public". 7. Joining an online session Check your credentials at the top left of the application, in the Opening Screen of RSCenter (you should only need to do this once after registering). Select the "Public" tab and hit the "Start online session" button. Authentication dialog pops up and it should display a list of public sessions you can join. Select one, enter password if req'd, and off you go! Session Format A session isn't open for joining until the start time for the event. There is then a 15 minute countdown to the first stage. Once the countdown expires, you'll have 60 seconds to hit the "GO" button. Hitting the button takes you directly to the stage. If you miss the opportunity, you'll forfeit stage, as if you retired. When you install the mod, it creates a user profile called Mulligatawny, you need to select this profile, when prompted. You cannot play the mod online with any other profile - so make sure you change your profile options in the single player game beforehand (eg. pacenotes are in french by default). You can leave the session and return - even during the rally. Furthermore, you are even able to join a rally midway through the session, if you missed the start - missed stages will receive default times. You won't be able to use any other features of RSCenter (eg. Play Alone etc) while in an online session. Once the stage is complete, you'll be returned to the RSCenter where you can see how your competitors are doing/have done and you'll find the countdown ticking down for the next stage. If you take so long on a stage that you miss the scheduled start of the next one, you'll forfeit the one you missed. 8. To close RSRBR, use File\Exit to go back to the main RSCenter, and close the window from there. I hope this is of some help to newcomers, but more detailed information is also available in our RD Richard Burns Rally Forum.