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WTB - Sim game investment

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Paul Bennett, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    Hi all

    I have being playing racing games for years on the consoles, recently got into PC sims the way forward for me. I have started out with Race 07 and loving it, now looking to move on with other titles looking for advice for the best bang for buck on the market. I have tried a few demos now looking to commit on a budget for long term play I'm sure you guys have tried them all, have short listed below with my own assessment any comments would be most helpful.

    PC specs - Win XP 32bit , 160gb HD,Intel chip, Asus board, 2gb ram, 1gb Nvida 210gf card
    Wheel - Thrustmaster 458 - yes it's cheap but does the job + home made wheel stand Shaun Cole style

    Sims current - Race 07 + GTR EVO

    Race 07 - Race Injection, end of line for content due to Race Room Exp coming soon

    Game Stock - Only a few cars at present but looking good

    Rfactor - Tons of mods and Rfactor2 on the way

    SimRaceway - Looks good but some of the cars are a bit high priced

    iracing - A lot of content and with some good price deals at the moment but would like to some more Euro content

    My PC at present may not be able to run the next gen titles like Project Cars or Assetto Corsa.

    Comments please

  2. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    Hello Paul, :)
    I have tried many sims and there all great, but its also about the group you race with.. take a look at GT Legends, http://www.racedepartment.com/forum/forums/gt-legends.62/ . There is a great set off mature racers there and with Stuart and Knut keeping the club racing scene so fresh is a absolute blast and don't forget the league races that are going on ... really nice set of guys who are all willing to help you get up to speed...
    It may be an old game but I think its the best kept secret on RD and not to taxing on pc spec's..
  3. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    Hi Rupe

    GT legends looks good have always being a fan of classic cars will think about it
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  4. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    GTL now on my PC and very happy !
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  5. Paul you will have a cracking time in the club races, just get familier with the rd rules, and remember the most important one, have fun! :)

    what do you think of the comparison to console racing and pc ?
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  6. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member


    PC is so much better than console play wont be going back, will get online with you guys soon hopefully
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  7. My buy order for PC sims....

    1...Race07+GTR Evo
    2...GSC 2012
    4...GT Legends
    5...Netkar pro
    6...GTR 2005
    7...any Race07 expansion, ie, Retro/GT power, STCC etc.
    10...iracing try before you buy policy.
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  8. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    Purely for what these have to offer.
    GTR2. This sim has a driving school that teaches you all you need to know about sim racing..
    And if you fancy a bit of off-road.
    Richard Burns rally, this also has a driving school,
    Hours of fun can be waisted on the sim.. its old but nothing touches it yet..
    if you really want to see the roots of sim racing on a pc
    look for GPlegends...(im a newcomer to this old classic)
    these older sims don't tax the Pc so much either
    All these sim's are now cheap on Amazon, under 10 pounds and other selling places and have numerous mods to download...
  9. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member


    I have GTL now and very happy it's hard work due to the grip level, I'm on novice setting otherwise I can't get round the track :O_o:

    But I'm loving it does make me feel a bit old now use to driven around in the Fords and Minis when I was a lad, always loved the classics. Also have got the demo of GTR2 which is good may invest when I unlock GTL
  10. If you have a wheel, the problem is your driving technique, GTL isn't any harder than any other sim I have, so do spend some time reading about race driving technique and apply it to the sim.

    A couple of the cars are botched IMO, but most of them are okay, in fact, some of them have EXTREME levels of grip IMO, but an example of a very good sim car is the 76 Pantera 475hp.
  11. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

  12. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    Hi Rupe

    GTL unlocked now and working on a new learning curve with my new wheel Logitech DFGT
    working on settings and my driving style for Simbin games. I may drop in on the training session for a while see how it goes this week. I want to be more confident before I hit the servers with you guys
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  13. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    Great news Paul..:thumbsup: im glad your liking it.. I still have my xbox and ms wheel.. its getting very dusty in the corner..
    iv'e never looked back since I made the change to pc racing..
    There's just something about the old car's in GTL that I like. maybe because I grew up with these cars watching them on tv...