Fanatec ClubSport Tuning Menu Settings Explained By Boosted Media

Fanatec ClubSport Tuning Menu Settings Explained By Boosted Media

The past few months, the German Sim Racing peripheral manufacturer released some pretty interesting new products, including the ClubSport Steering Wheel F1 2018, the ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula 1 Esports, the Podium Racing Wheel F1, and the ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2.

All of these wheels are packed with innovative features of which one is the built-in Fanatec Tuning Menu which is shown on the display of the Fanatec Steering Wheels. The menu lets you store and control parameters such as Setups, SensitivityForce Feedback, Shock (Vibration motors),  ABSLinearity, Deadzone, Drift mode, Force Settings, Spring Settings, Damper Settings, and more.

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SimWorx/Heusinkveld Rally Setup By The SRG

SimWorx/Heusinkveld Rally Setup By The SRG

Barry Rowland of the Sim Racing Garage is attempting to modify his sim-racing chassis in order to use the SimWorx Pro Series Supercar Sequential Shifter and the Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake as a perfect Rally racing Sim setup.

Barry said: I wanted to create this video to demonstrate some of my processes for creating mods for my sim racing needs. I know a lot of racers like to do their own work when it comes to their Sim Rigs. So sharing some of mine seemed to be a good fit for this channel. Here I was able to combine two of my favorite pieces of Sim Racing hardware to create an easily deployable unit when I wanted to switch between driving styles. That also meets my own standards for stiffness.

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Assetto Corsa Competizione – Game Launch Options Update

Assetto Corsa Competizione – Game Launch Options Update

Kunos Simulazioni deployed a small update for the Early Acces version of Assetto Corsa Competizione. As recently requested by the ACC community, the update adds 3 new game launch options.

Start normally (non-VR mode) Start in Oculus VR mode (without Steam VR) Start in Steam VR mode (with Steam VR)

! IMPORTANT: If you have been using the -vr or -nohmd commands in the launch options previously, you can now remove them.

 
Official Webpages – www.assettocorsa.net/competizione 

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Sim Steering FFB System V2 Review By Paul Jeffrey

Sim Steering FFB System V2 Review By Paul Jeffrey

Paul Jeffrey from RaceDepartment reviews the second generation Sim Steering FFB System by Leo Bodnar Simulator Electronics.

The Sim Steering V2 is a high-performance simulator steering system for professional use.

The Modular system allows you to connect the majority of standard motorsport steering wheels or your own steering column. Leo Bodnar Simulator Electronics also retails a range of their own simulator steering wheels that do not electronically connect to the SimSteering system but are connected to the PC separately. Pedals are also treated as separate devices.

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rFactor 2 Build Update 1.1112 Now Available

rFactor 2 Build Update 1.1112 Now Available

Studio 397 deployed a new build update for rFactor 2. This update contains mainly bugfixes, and a new logging feature to help the development team pinpoint the issues some users are having.

rFactor 2 is available via the dedicated steam channel for €29.99. Those who would like to try before they buy can download the free rFactor 2 Demo.

Build Update rFactor 2 – 1.1112 Changelog

Steam Build-IDs:
Client: 3646315
Dedi: 3646316
Note: Admins are required to update all dedicated servers.

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Trak Racer Reveals The New TR8 Cockpit

Trak Racer Reveals The New TR8 Cockpit

Since 2008, Australian, Melbourne based simulator company Trak Racer is producing several different static sim racing simulators and accessories for the international market including the popular Trak Racer RS8 and RS6 chassis.

Now Trak Racer revealed the successor of their successful RS8 chassis.

The new TR8 cockpit is designed from the ground up to improve on its already impressive predecessor. The TR8 is stronger, more adjustable and is stunning to look at. (Keep in mind that the TR8 pictured is equipped with optional Speaker add-ons, Gear and Handbrake extension, and a Buttonbox holder. We will keep you posted when more official media and info becomes available.

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DIY Ferrari SF70-H Formula-1 Steering Wheel Project

DIY Ferrari SF70-H Formula-1 Steering Wheel Project

Japanese community member SHINJI posted a video introducing his awesome DIY Ferrari 2017 Formula 1 Steering Wheel project. The wheel is designed to be a replica of the Ferrari SF70H steering unit as raced in the 2017 Formula One season.

Originally, SHINJI was planning to modify a Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On. After asking his creative brother for help, the duo decided to produce a fully handmade wheel from scratch, manufacturing the entire wheel body using a 3D printer. Currently, the steering wheel is being tested using a Thrustmaster wheelbase, but there are plans to also make it Fanatec compatible.

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RaceRoom March 2019 Dev Update 

RaceRoom March 2019 Dev Update

From now on, every so often, Sector3 Studios Producer J-F Chardon will be posting a RaceRoom Development update in which he will inform everyone of the latest ongoings regarding the RaceRoom racing simulator development. 

In this new dev update he introduuces some of the new RaceRoom features which are in the works such as Adjustable tyre pressures, Flat spots, Suspension damage, Dedicated server updates, and more.

Back in the days when we were SimBin, we had a dev blog. Then later we had dev streams. The downside is that it all takes a long time to prepare and we’re busy making RaceRoom better! So we figured a written and more modest update from time to time was probably the best approach.

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Assetto Corsa Competizione – SRO E-Sport Series Trailer

Assetto Corsa Competizione – SRO E-Sport Series Trailer

Kunos Simulazioni and AK Informatica published a video trailer teasing the upcoming Assetto Corsa Competizione SRO eSport GT Series competition. At the time of writing, no further information was shared, nor does the trailer reveal any details regarding the eSports championship.

We will keep you posted when more details become available.

Assetto Corsa Competizione by Kunos Simulazioni is the Officially licensed Racing Simulator of the Blancpain GT Series by SRO. The game features the official drivers, teams, cars, and circuits of the worlds premier GT3 championship.

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The SimXperience GS-5 G-Seat Explained

The SimXperience GS-5 G-Seat Explained

A week ago, SimXperience Racing Simulators proudly announced that they had released the long-awaited and much anticipated GS-5 G-Force Seat.

Because the GS-5 G-Force Seat is a rather innovating and original product, the concept might need some explaining. SimXperience own Darin Gangi gets behind the wheel in iRacing to convey how the GS-5 is reacting to his driving and explains how the GS-5 Seat works.

This GS-5 G-Force Seat is the second generation G-seat produced by SimXperience. Powered by strong industrial grade electric motors, the GS-5 is the successor to the class-defining GS-4, which set the original high bar for motion feedback realism. With in-depth refinement and extended durability testing, the GS-5 improves on the GS-4 in every way.

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RaceRoom Porsche 911 Carrera Cup (964) Preview

RaceRoom Porsche 911 Carrera Cup (964) Preview By Chris Haye

A week ago, Sector3 Studios proudly announced that the Porsche 911 Carrera Cup 964 will be available together with the upcoming RaceRoom update. The Porsche 911 Carrera Cup 964 pack will feature 25 unique liveries representing some of the most noticeable cars in the series.

YouTube Video artist and avid Sim Racer Chris Haye presents a preview video of the upcoming Porsche 964 Carrera Cup car and shares some historical facts about this iconic 911.

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Porsche 962 & Nissan R90CK Group C Cars Coming To RaceRoom

Porsche 962C & Nissan R90CK Group C Cars Coming To RaceRoom

Sector3 Studios proudly announced that they will be adding the legendary Team Joest Porsche 962 C and the Nissan R90CK  group C cars to the RaceRoom car content. 

It has already been confirmed that the Group C cars will become available with the next RaceRoom update. We will keep you posted when more info becomes available.

The Porsche 962/962C is a sports-prototype racing car built by Porsche as a replacement for the 956 and designed mainly to comply with IMSA’s GTP regulations, although it would later compete in the European Group C formula as the 956 had. The 962 was introduced at the end of 1984, from which it quickly became successful through private owners while having a remarkably long-lived career, with some examples still proving competitive into the mid-1990s. The vehicle was later replaced by the Porsche WSC-95.

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Lucas Oil Off-Road Series Pro-2 and Pro-4 Trucks Coming To iRacing

Lucas Oil Off-Road Series Pro-2 and Pro-4 Trucks Coming To iRacing

iRacing.com  and the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series proudly announced that they will partner to bring multiple new off-road eSports series to the online racing service. The new series will feature both Pro-4 and Pro-2 trucks and iconic tracks including Wild West Motorsports Park and Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park with additional tracks to be added in the near future.

If all goes as planned, iRacing is expecting the first new vehicles and tracks to be released in its next quarterly update, scheduled for early June.

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Porsche 911 Carrera Cup (964) Coming To RaceRoom

Porsche 911 Carrera Cup (964) Coming To RaceRoom

Sector3 Studios proudly announced that the Porsche 911 Carrera Cup 964 will be coming to the RaceRoom racing simulator. 

The Swedish developer has confirmed that the car will be available together with the upcoming RaceRoom update. The Porsche 911 Carrera Cup 964 pack will feature 25 unique liveries representing some of the most noticeable cars in the series. At the time of writing, no official release date or price was known. However, we know that for Sector3 Studios #soon actually means #verysoon. 

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iRacing – 2019 Season 2 Update Released

iRacing – 2019 Season 2 Update Released

iRacing.com deployed the 2019 Season 2 update for the iRacing online racing service, including a new car in the form of the BMW M8 GTE, some expansive track upgrades, and a big list of improvements and enhancements. For more details, check out the full changelog below.

Highlights:

  • Engine Model Enhancements (engine stalling)
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) Rendering
  • BMW M8 GTE
  • NASCAR 2019 Season updates
  • V7 Tire Model enabled on the Skip Barber Formula 2000
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway – 6 New Track Configurations
  • Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Rising upgrades
  • Nürburgring Night-Mode preview
  • iRacing BETA Interface – Current Series and performance upgrades
  • Much more!

2019 Season 2 Release Changelog:
iRacing BETA Interface – New Features

– “Vehicle Damage” is now a toggleable option when creating Hosted Sessions and Test Sessions via the “Car Options” dropdown.
– – You can toggle damage ON (default) or OFF within the Car Options section of the Cars card.
– – With vehicle damage disabled, all vehicles in the session are indestructible and will take no damage at all from any sources. Being invulnerable also means your vehicle performance will never be adjusted from collisions, such as changes in aerodynamics or vehicle weight that might normally result from an impact.
– – – For any and all iRacing Series (Ranked and Unranked), Practices, Qualifiers, Time Trials, Time Attack, and other non-user created racing events, vehicle damage will remain ON. This feature is designed for use in Hosted Sessions and Test Drive only.

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