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    Is this a new record for a most sim racers in a single race? 950 drivers...

    Is this a record? I think it is, I haven't heard of any live race with 950 entrants online. In two weeks a new record will likely be established at Daytona for the virtual Daytona 500. It's even an more popular race. Here is some footage of one of 24 grids/splits each with 40 racers running...
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    Indianopolis Speedway - GT 5 TT vs IRACING

    Here's the Google Maps satellite scan. iRacing has the current version, GT 5 does not. In addition the road surface will be accurate to the centimeter from iRacing's laser scanning. It makes a huge difference when you feel the subtle changes in bumps, elevation, banking, camber changes...
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    iracing.com

    Another Cat Herder post from Steve Myers! Boy, do I like those blogs! :-) Here's the link http://www.iracingworld.com/_A-day-in-the-life-of-a-cat-herder8/blog/213715/57752.html And for the truly lazy, here are the highlights... Private leagues! Hoo boy, this should cause a ruckus...
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    iracing.com

    Yes, it sure it nice having a full-time race steward like Nim for protests. Keeps everyone in line just like a real race association/series. iRacing is a very professionally run organization. I agree on needing more cars, not for me, but to expand the audience. They'll continue to add cars...
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    iracing.com

    Yeah, I raced GT Prologue and Forza 1 & 2. I think you know what I mean though. Kids singing in the races and lobbies, ethnic slurs, guys going backwards on the track or crashing people for fun, 95% of the races are 3-5 minutes in length. Etc. iRacing has a Sporting Code and Nim Jr. is the...
  6. J

    iracing.com

    The attraction for Gran Turismo and Forza fans is often the wide variety of cars and the tinkering with upgrades to progress in levels. iRacing is quite different. You can't really paint the cars. You can't buy/sell them. You can't add a new engine or new tires, transmission etc. You...
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    iracing.com

    There has been a lot of discussion about the transmission in iRacing. It's not fully modelled yet. Each 3 months is a new update. It will be fully modelled in a future update. Dave Kaemmer has stated, that's back burner in favor of other areas to be updated first. It's generally thought...
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    iracing.com

    You're doing it wrong. You get the Solstice and the Legends and all the basic content with the Radical Free Trial. Tim Wheatley has confirmed this multiple times. You probably haven't figured out how to switch cars, tracks yet...
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    iracing.com

    They take anywhere from 1 to 3 days. I had a couple friends request the Radical promotion last Wed and got their promo codes today, so that was 3 days.
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    iracing.com

    Here's something that may help explain how quickly you can advance. Time it right and drive safely and it's pretty damn quick. Here are the current promotion dates, so if you're looking to time your subscription to get promoted as quickly as possible, knowing these dates will really help...
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    iracing.com

    Since I'm seeing a ton of Gran Turismo alumni on iRacing I figured maybe others would be interested too. A 30 day free trial is available here with a Radical http://www.radicalsportscars.com/racing/virtual-racing and here with a Star Mazda http://www.starmazda.com/newdriver/series.htm...
  12. J

    iracing.com

    I keep running into Gran Turismo alumni on iRacing, so I thought I'd update this thread with reviews. Every review say's the physics are the best available today. It's expensive, but if you're looking for an amazing online sim, this is it. Tons of real world drivers on it. Dale Earnhardt...
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    I've raced GT: Prologue, Forza, Forza 2, GTR 2, rFactor and Live for Speed. GT: Prologue drove me nuts. I was beyond disappointed and I bought the PS3 and the Logitech G25 specifically for GT: Prologue. The good news, was that I loved the G25 and decided to upgrade my old PC to be able to...
  14. J

    I have a solution to this bumping nonsence online...

    Have you ever tried ghost mode racing on Forza 2? I think you'd like it. I don't (I prefer the limited or simulation damage modes), but it accomplishes what you're asking for without the goofy physics.
  15. J

    Opinions Regarding GT5 Prologue Online

    I voted abysmal, but to be fair I should have voted poor, but can't change now. Anyway, Prologue was good enough to get my car racing juices going again, but I was really unsatisfied, so I beefed up my PC to use my G25 with GTR 2. I picked it up for $20 at Best Buy. Now, with downloadable...
  16. J

    Enough is Enough...

    I'd agree with the original poster. Sure, there are promises of "it will get fixed, added etc,", but we're 18 months since launch of the PS3 and we still don't have an integrated XMB, Home and Africa... :-) If you want to blindly just say, "hey, it will be fixed", then that's fine, but it's...
  17. J

    "sphinx deserved everything he got"

    Sure, getting held up by back markers is part of racing, but getting rammed for doing so is not. 🙂
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    Crash damage

    Forza 2 had options for damage and I think the system worked really well. ========================== Cosmetic = Just graphically damage. No aero, gearbox, shocks, steering etc. Limited = Some physical damage to the vehicle. About 50% of normal. Simulation = Not nearly 100%...
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    "sphinx deserved everything he got"

    My problem is that I'll wait for a clean passing opportunity and in so doing will give a fast, reckless driver a chance to catch up. He sees two drivers clumped close together and trys to pass/ram both of us in a turn or two. What he doesn't realize is that maybe, just maybe the one of the...
  20. J

    Threshold Braking doesn't seem to work in Prologue...

    Yeah, that's the only area where I think the MS Wheel has an edge over the G25. The G25 is much more solidly built, has 900 degrees of motion, stronger wheel tension and better pedals, but it could really use the subtle vibrations of the MS Wheel. Does GT Prologue send that data to the other...