Heusinkveld Engineering – Car Steering Forces Explained

Heusinkveld Engineering – Car Steering Forces Explained

Force Feedback is a much discussed topic within the sim racing scene. Debates about the actual realism of the forces felt when driving a virtual car, often end in a small war between believers and non-believers. Reading many of these discussions, we sometimes get the feeling that not only everyone is a DJ, but also a self-taught engineer.

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Assetto Corsa Competizione Hotfix V1.1.1 Deployed

Assetto Corsa Competizione Hotfix V1.1.1 Deployed

Two days ago, Kunos Simulazioni released the V1.1 update for Assetto Corsa Competizione. This new version added a healthy list of game improvements, and also introduced the 2019 Blancpain GT Series season’s vehicles, teams, and the Dutch Circuit Zandvoort. Furthermore, the update featured updated tarmac for a selection of tracks and the much-requested triple screen support.

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F1 2019 Update Patch V1.15 Deployed

F1 2019 Update Patch V1.15 Deployed

Codemasters deployed update patch V1.15 for the PC version of the official 2019 FIA Formula 1 World Championship game. Besides some minor fixes, this new patch contains the Alexander Albon and Pierre Gasly switch, as well as some F1 2019 Halloween customization items.

The F1 2019 Anniversary Edition is currently available via Steam for 54,99€, while the F1 2019 Legends Edition can be purchased for 64,99€.

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Assetto Corsa Competizione V1.1 Released – What’s New

Assetto Corsa Competizione V1.1 Released – What’s New

After a week of teasing, Kunos Simulazioni has now released the V1.1 update for Assetto Corsa Competizione. Besides a healthy list of game improvements, the update also delivers the 2019 Blancpain GT Series season’s vehicles, teams, and the Dutch Circuit Zandvoort. The new content is available fo all ACC users free of cost.

Check out the full V1.1 and V.1.0.10 changelog below.

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WRC 8 – PC Version 1.3.0 Released

WRC 8 – PC Version 1.3.0 Released

Bigben Interactive and the Kylotonn Games Studio Released update 1.3.0 for the PC version of the WRC 8 official FIA World Rally Championship game.

The newest version of WRC 8 now includes an Online Multiplayer feature. Check out the full changelog below.

WRC 8 is available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC CD and as Downloadable content at the Epic Game Store for €49.99.

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Interview with Ben Konick

I asked fellow sim racer Ben Konick to stop by on Saturday morning, October 19th to talk about his experience in our VR Motion Labs 3DOF simulator.

 

The informal discussion touches on his experience with Sim Racing and my experience the night before with my first 1 hour race ever with the PCA sim racing series in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car at Mosport.

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The Bilster Berg Circuit Is Coming To RaceRoom Racing Experience

The Bilster Berg Circuit Is Coming To RaceRoom Racing Experience

Sector3 Studios announced that the Bilster Berg circuit will be available in RaceRoom very soon.

The Bilster Berg Drive Resort is a permanent road course in Bad Driburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The 4.2 km ((2.6 miles) circuit is situated on a former NATO ammunition depot facility and has been designed by the famous Formula One circuit designer Hermann Tilke.

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iRacing – 2019 Season 4 Patch 2 Release Notes

iRacing – 2019 Season 4 Patch 2 Release Notes

iRacing deployed the 2019 Season 4 Patch 2 for their online racing platform. As usual, this hotfix update focuses on fixing issues that popped up after deploying the main 2019 Season 4 release.

Changelog:
Visual Effects

  • – Fixed an issue with motion blur that could cause crowds to render incorrectly.
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rFactor 2 – Roadmap Update September 2019

rFactor 2 – Roadmap Update September 2019

Studio 397 published the September 2019 Roadmap Update for rFactor 2 letting us know what is going on behind the scenes at the Studio397 headquarters and letting us take a brief look at what the future of rFactor 2 will bring.

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GRID Official Launch Trailer & Screenshots

GRID Official Launch Trailer & Screenshots

Codemasters published the official launch trailer for their upcoming new GRID racing game for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Codemasters promised fears racing on four continents, in different game modes such as Circuit, Street Racing, Oval, Hot Laps, Point-to-Point, and World Time Attack. You will be able to drive a variety of cars including GT’s, Touring cars, Stock Cars, Muscle Cars, Super-Modified and more.

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Kartkraft Update Available – Customizations

Kartkraft Update Available – Customizations

Studio Black Delta deployed a new update for their KartKraft karting simulator focusing on customizations.

Besides the usual list of fixes and improvements, this update brings you the first batch of parts and apparel from AIM, Arai, Alpinestars, KG, and Oryx. You can start showcasing your style, by going to the pits, select your kart, choose your setup, and then browse the parts menu to select a new component.

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GRID Supported Peripheral List

GRID Supported Peripheral List

Codemasters published the list of compatible controllers for their upcoming new GRID racing game for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Codemasters promised fears racing on four continents, in different game modes such as Circuit, Street Racing, Oval, Hot Laps, Point-to-Point, and World Time Attack.

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The Dubai Autodrome is coming To RaceRoom Racing Experience

The Dubai Autodrome is coming To RaceRoom Racing Experience

Sector3 Studios officially announced that the Dubai Autodrome is coming to the RaceRoom Racing Experience title. As the preview screenshots reveal, we can expect an up to date high-quality track recreation of the famous UAE endurance track. 

At the time of writing, no official release date was mentioned, but when Sector3 Studios says ‘very soon’  they usually mean very soon.

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Porsche 911 GT3 Cup For rFactor 2 Released

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup For rFactor 2 Released

Great times for rFactor 2 fans. After yesterdays release of the awesome Nürburgring Nordschleife track, Studio 397 now released the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car which is the perfect weapon to attack the Green Hell.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car for rFactor 2 is available via the dedicated Steam page for a very modest 4,99€.

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Introducing the Gran Turismo Sport September Update

Introducing the Gran Turismo Sport September Update

Polyphony Digital has deployed the latest free update for Gran Turismo Sport. The v1.45 update introduces four new cars, wet conditions on the Tokyo Expressway track, and more.

Features:
1. Four new vehicles, including classic Chevrolets and 1970’s sports cars, join the lineup.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Racer Concept ’59 (Gr.

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