Simracing.GP | New Features, New Tools And New Users In Latest Press Release

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The Simracing.GP online racing platform have released a very interesting new progress update today, outlining a number of exciting new tools and features that have been added to the platform - with further user access set to begin shortly.
  • Access to registered members begins this week.
  • Automobilista 2 (AMS2) and RaceRoom Racing Experience (R3E) support confirmed.
  • Assetto Corsa (AC) mod support active.

Simracing.GP is an online multiplayer platform that has been designed to offer sim racing enthusiasts a central place to host their online racing community across a variety of racing simulations. Developed to produce a smooth and user-friendly experience for community organizers and racers, with a rich collection of powerful tools and statistics, the platform allows communities and drivers to come together in a central location, and race against each other in organized events from a wide variety of community groups.

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Aiming to put the power back in the hands of the user, by eradicating the need to hold detailed knowledge of intricate server configuration settings and adjustments, and by giving communities a place to grow and expand amongst like-minded racing obsessed individuals, the platform has the potential to be a powerful and exciting tool for maximizing the end user experience when looking to engage in online racing, from fun one off events to high profile esport racing competitions.

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Having initially announced the concept back in early March, the team over at SGP have been hard at work developing the platform to best suit the needs of the players, something that has helped SGP make great strides forward in recent months. Already hosting regular racing events and leagues from over 30 active communities, as well as the recent G2 Racing Series Powered by TrueForce Esport competition, Simracing.GP has proven itself to be a reliable and robust platform already, and now it looks like it is about to get even better...

Simracing.GP have today released a sizeable new press release detailing many of the changes that have taken place within the platform in recent months, as well as outlining some core areas of development that will be arriving in the immediate future. As well as giving us a timely look at the current state of play with the service, SGP have also confirmed that further access to registered members will be granted beginning next week, opening up the platform to a larger collection of players than those that have been involved in the initial closed beta process.

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The team at SGP have confirmed players who have already registered an interest in the platform (register here) should be in receipt of an email from Simracing.GP in the very near future, containing instructions on how to begin using the various tools and options within the site.

Other highlights from today's press release include confirmation that the platform will soon support both RaceRoom Racing Experience and AMS 2 alongside the current Assetto Corsa and Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC) support, plus the welcome news that modded content within AC has been fully integrated and tested within the platform, opening up some exciting opportunities to drive an exceptionally varied selection of car and track combinations on SGP.

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Further Key Highlights:
  • Discord integration added.
  • Multiclass racing support.
  • Many customization tools released.
From a technical point of view, a key highlight of recent builds is the integration of Discord functionality within SGP. With many current sim racing communities using the wide array of features available within Discord to organize and position their own racing groups, it was highlighted by the SGP team from a very early stage that making these existing structures as transferable and integrated as possible within the platform would be a key benefit to existing and new sim racing community groups. In recent months the integration of Discord functionality has been applied to SGP behind the scenes, and has now been added into the core Simracing.GP platform.

What does this mean? Well basically now communities have the option to connect their discord to their SGP community. This means that when someone organizes an event, they can automatically create a role on their discord server, and when someone signs in to that event they get that role applied to them. For example. The 'XXX Community' race on Tuesday night is set up with a role. If you sign in to that race on SGP you will get the "XXX Community Tuesday" role. This means that Admins can easily communicate with drivers without having to @ everyone. For the larger communities, this is the difference between @ing the 30 odd drivers in the race Vs 5k overall members.

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With games such as Assetto Corsa, Assetto Corsa Competizione, RaceRoom Racing Experience and Automobilista 2 either currently supported or due to be added very soon indeed (with more to come), it is also refreshing to see SGP will support multi-class structures within the platform, allowing communities to get creative with their combinations all while having driver statistics and results tracked in real time - awesome.

Pretty exciting times for sim racers ahead it seems. To get the full lowdown on what's new and upcoming, you can check out the full press release below:

Simracing.GP Press Release - December 2020:

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It’s been a while since we last updated you all regarding simracing.gp (SGP), but it is with good reason. We have been working non-stop to get the platform ready to launch, and starting this week we are starting to onboard the first group of drivers from our waiting list. Guys, it’s time to race! But before we get into all the new features we’ve added and our plans for the future; here is a recap of what SGP is all about. ‍ SGP is a platform which provides everybody with the tools to create communities and manage online racing across your favourite racing sims. Put simply If you want to create complex multi-split leagues or just set up races for you and your friends, you can do it all on SGP. If you just want to race, you can find races and leagues from a host of communities already on the platform, as well as the SGP races open to everyone, everyday.

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We have thousands of people on the waiting list for SGP and you will all have access soon, but in order to not overwhelm the communities already on the platform we will be introducing people in small groups. If you’re on the waiting list you will receive an email soon to let you know you now have access to the platform. Please be patient, we will be onboarding people in the order in which they registered their interest.


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OUR COMMUNITIES

We have over 30 communities which have helped us test the platform so far. Firstly we would like to say thank you to all of the members of these communities for doing such a great job of feeding back and helping us get the platform into great shape. ‍ The beauty of SGP is that there is full grid racing available for drivers of all skill levels every day. From the rookie series ACCSS right up to elite level racing with RCI. Moreover, there are some communities from people you may recognize such as SimRacing604, The SimPit and Gamer Muscle.

The variety of racing is also pretty unique, from MrGit style 105 car mega grids on ACC to super sprint races in the amazing new Formula Student series in Assetto Corsa. But the fun doesn’t stop at ACC and AC, more on that later…

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CREATE A COMMUNITY

We have more communities coming on board so the opportunities to race will only increase further still. But we are always looking for more communities so if you have always wanted to start a community but have always been scared off by the server tech, work load or finding drivers, well now is your time to start.

If you have a unique idea for a community, we want to hear from you. Perhaps an over 40s veterans league, maybe an all female community, or even a single make time trial series. If it’s different, we’re interested. We will give you all the tools and guidance you need to get started. If this sounds interesting to you, please get in touch here.

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NEW FEATURES
Since our last (and first) announcement a lot has changed on SGP. Quite frankly too much to list right now but here are the highlights. ‍
  • Added ACC
  • Discord Integration
  • Added mods to AC - Also compatible with custom shader patch
  • Enhanced championship creation tools
  • Many UI and UX improvements
  • Community customisation tools
  • Mixed class racing in both AC and ACC
  • New Tournament formats
  • Enhanced entry list management ‍
We are adding new features daily so watch this space for the latest updates but here is what is next on our list features we are planning to implement soon.

COMING SOON
  • New titles - RaceRoom & AMS2
  • Championship penalty points system
  • Limits on cars per class
  • Further community customisation tools ‍ There is actually a ton of really cool and exciting stuff we aren’t quite ready to talk about yet but will be ready for launch, so stay tuned.
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During the closed beta phase we successfully completed our first fully fledged Esports tournament, the G2 Esports Racing Series Powered by Trueforce. This was an elite level competition featuring some of the best ACC drivers in Europe all fighting for cash prizes and sim racing equipment. This was the first of many esports competitions to come on the platform.

Starting on January 4th we have another esports tournament open to our drivers on the platform. The Next Level Racing GT3 Cup. With awesome prizes up for grabs at every phase of the competition this is sure to be a cracker. Don’t worry if you miss this one, there will be many more for you to take part in. ‍ And last but not least. Something big is happening, something unlike anything you will have seen before in Esports, and it’s happening on SGP. Coming early 2021

Don’t forget if you would like to join simracing.gp you can sign up to the waiting list now and you will be invited on to the platform very soon, ahead of the full public release.

Original Source: Simracing.GP

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In Argentina we have a grid of 40 or more drivers per week.
We only use ACC
ACC allows us to filter drivers by a coefficient called "SA".
This allows us to create a mixed grid.
with trusted drivers from our community (by entrylist.json)
and
external drivers with SA > 85 to cite an example.

So, I would like to apply this criterion in SGP for our ACC community.

Is it possible?

I would like to have the profile of League Admin to deepen the topic
and collaborate on this feature.

Thanks in advance !
 

BP

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Hey thanks for the feedback, much appreciated as always.

I think maybe people have the wrong impression of what we are offering.

We don't really see this as an iracing competitior. We're not developing a game, it's a platform for communities to run their own operations.

As for policing driving standards, it's really down to the communities you drive with. For example RCI do live stewarding on all their events, sgp don't have any say in how they run their events.

Yes, sgp will enforce driving standards on events we run but it's down to the communities how they manage their own events.

Think about sgp a little like YouTube.

YouTube = sgp
YouTube channels = sgp communities
Channel videos = community races and championships.

YouTube don't tell creators what to make. However, like YouTube, we will have overarching community guidelines which will protect communities and other drivers from trolls, offensive behaviour etc.

Hope that makes sense.

it does clarify things, thanks for that. Put in that perspective, it makes perfect sense :thumbsup:

However, like YouTube having algorithms that scan for copyright audio, it would be nice for a points/karma system could be implemented on a per-community basis, to be implemented by said community if they choose...so that it’s an optional tool.
 
From reading the article it looks like this is going to be a free service for drivers and groups but the wording is not 100% clear.
Could someone comfirm that it is free and that it will remain that way?
A few have asked this already but I can't see an answer. If there are going to be costs I'd like to know them in advance.
 
It's not an answer, but it's an article that helps to understand the idea of SGP.
I imagine a Race2play with superpowers.

 
I doubt it will remain completely free forever. But I very much hope there also will be a free of charge membership for the occasional drivers and those who cannot afford to pay for the service. The more people - the better.
 

JamieG

OTCR_Simracing
Exciting days, looking forward to the official release!
Well done to all the sgp team and in particular to @Bram Hengeveld, Steve and the amazing SW developer Tomas for the investment of passion and time to make this the true portal to simracing.
We at OTCR have been lucky to be part of the impressive journey from the early phase.
Even with sgp in closed Beta, our community doubled the size and gained a lot of new good drivers that share the same passion of relaxed and friendly racing.
Thank you again
 
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well let me say that Devs silence is quite odd...I mean...or they don't have a pricing plan still or they are looking for groups, let them used to it and then drop the pricing model...
I will wait then... better know how it works before joining...
 

GeekyDeaks

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I will wait then... better know how it works before joining...
@Bram Hengeveld did explicitly say in the thread @Luis Mercury mentioned above that there were no plans to charge:

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Nope. It's a free service as long as it's fair use, no subscription is needed if you don't want to and this is a service for all drivers, leagues and esport series out there. A unique third party tool everybody will benefit from once it goes full steam ahead.

He followed up after someone questioned what the catch was (get ready for a direct Dutch response! :D) :

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It's an ambitious project for sure, but the way I see it, the only way it's going to succeed is for people like you and I to get involved and take part. I don't think you really have anything to lose to at least try it out. :thumbsup:
 
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