Getting back into rFactor (HistorX)

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G'day all,

It's been a long time since I've been part of any type of Sim racing. A good few years ago (2009?) I had rfactor and the histroX mod and raced with a group of people on Wednesday evenings (From the Australian side of the Datsun Z club)
Loved pushing the Mini and Cortina around. I had a terrible setup with a late 90's joystick and keyboard, but had a blast every single race. Highest I placed was 4th and it felt GREAT.
I've since moved OS, (USA, DC) and after a long while, built up a half decent PC to edit the odd photo/video and play the odd game.
I downloaded F12017 (Steam) sometime back in early 2018 and played it a few times. Nothing online, and lately I've been wanting to get back into something a little more social and fun and the joy of fine tuning a basic car setup and being consistent.
Have a very basic G27 wheel and pedal setup and will probably upgrade down the road if I'm using it more.

Looking to get back into a semi regular league and need some help getting it all downloaded and setup again. Would greatly appreciate your input and pointing me in the right direction!

Thanks :)
 

Denis Betty

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Hi. HistorX is still a great mod.
Download link HERE.
Any questions, fire away. :)
 

Denis Betty

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Cheers mate. I think I need rFactor first don't I?
Yes, you do. Do you already own a copy?
If not, it's fairly expensive on Steam. May be worth waiting for a sale.
 

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Yes, you do. Do you already own a copy?
If not, it's fairly expensive on Steam. May be worth waiting for a sale.
Don't have a copy yet. It's $24.99USD on steam at the moment.
Do you know if its available anywhere else?
 

Denis Betty

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It migrated to Steam a few years back. I think it's Steam only now. Short of searching iffy sites for discounted Steam codes, I think you either have to stump up full price, or wait for a sale. Looks like a Steam sale is due in October.
 

SBAus

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Cheers mate.
I'll do a little more looking around. want to make sure I know what I'm doing when it comes time to purchase / Mod / downloading the right tracks and cars etc. Also keen on getting into a fairly regular starter series if there still is such a thing? any help pointing me in the right direction would be great!
 

Denis Betty

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Tracks are still available on rFactor central, but there are lists of links on this forum too. There are a few friendly leagues still using the mod in Europe, but only a few. at least one has a facebook page.
We usually try to get a weekly club event going here at RD in the winter months. I may give it a try at the end of September.
Really though, if you need any help setting up the mod or any questions, there are guys here who can help.