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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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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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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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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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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Trak Racer TR8 review “The Setup”

Final thoughts on the TR8 cockpit from the guys at Track Racer. First off I have to say this is the stiffest pre-fabricated type of cockpit I have had in the SRG to date. It’s quite clear that this is the result of the Track Racer team concentrating on the connecting points of the cockpits main frame pieces. With no less that 10 M8 bolts securing the two bottom frames. And 8 M8 bolts securing the upper wheelbase frame. It’s easy to see where this stiffness comes from using 2mm x 50mm tubing throughout
the TR8s design. Also from using welded gussets on the inner radius where these tubes have bends in them keeps any flex in those areas to the minimum. Where other cockpits have a single side of their metal to metal connections welded, the TR8 has welds on both sides. Again contributing to this solid result. I had two different shifter mounts in this review. The smaller one that comes with the kit and the larger one that is available as an accessory. Both are sporting the same tubes as the frame and proper welds throughout. Here again, once properly cinched down, one of the stiffest I have had in the SRG. There is some movement, but not enough to be of a bother I think. The pedal tray has plenty of adjustment range built in. The fact that it uses a series of drilled holes instead of a long slot in its angle adjustment feature is a very
welcome site. I was able to mount all the pedals on hand here at the SRG including offerings from Logitech, Thrustmaster, Fanatec, and my HPPs. However all is not perfect
here as there is some noticeable flex in the pedal tray when driving in an aggressive manner. Mostly under braking. I would like to see some sort of bracing implemented in the back of the tray to bring this flex under control. Now on to the wheelbase support and mount system. Again here you can tell the focus of attention was on minimizing flex. The wheelbase mount itself is one very solid unit. Using no less than 8 M8 bolts to secure it to the 50mm tube. The mounting plate was also very solid with an adjustment range for most to be able to dial in their preferred reach and wheel angle. Of course when a product is put through the SRGs review process it will be pushed hard to test its limits. And this review is no exception. I decided to mount one of my heaviest DD wheelbase solutions to see how the TR8 handled it. A Mige 20 motor with a Q1 quick release connecting my USB modded Fanatec F1 wheel. This package weighed in at over 28.5lbs, or around 13kilos. When driving with this monster mounted, I did get some flex in the wheelbase mount frame. But not in the wheelbase mount itself. To be honest I was not surprised by this result when you consider how far away from the connection point this heavy weight was suspended. It induced a bit of spring effect during heavy force feedback hits. And not really distracting enough to impact my driving. But not and optimal environment to provide driver the finer details a DD wheelbase can deliver. To be fair here I can’t find any mention of the TR8s compatibility with any DD wheel systems. And when I did use my TS-PC racer, and Clubsport 2.5 wheel bases. I did not notice any flex when driving those systems at the limits of their Force Feedback power capabilities. Another high note here is the TR8s ergonomics. The seat that you can get with this cockpit is better than I had expected. A one piece fiberglass shell, with thick dense foam in all the right places provided a good comfortable result once my driving position was dialed in without any mods. I was able to get quite close to my preferred driving position I use in my P1 cockpit. And if the seat brackets had holes to go an inch or so lower, I would have been there. This is as far as I can remember the most comfortable out of the box cockpit I’ve tested. The speaker mounts available for the TR8 are a solid solution. With the only minor gripe of not being able to change the angle of the rear speakers for a more direct path to the drivers ears. The keyboard tray did have an issue of getting its clamp tight on the 50mm tubing where I mounted it. But I was able to shim it a bit to get things more stable. I’m sure there are those who really like the double deck style of this keyboard accessory, but I would rather see a mouse area located on the same plane as the tray. This for more clearance  when having to run a wheelbase at lower angles. Overall I like what the guys at Track Racer have come up with here in the TR8 cockpit. There is room for improvement, but that is true any pre-fabricated type of cockpit I have tested to date.

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New GRID Promo Trailer –  Get Your Heart Racing

New GRID Promo Trailer –  Get Your Heart Racing

Codemasters published a new trailer promoting their upcoming newest member of the popular GRID franchise. The new GRID racing game will be coming to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on 11 October 2019.

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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Codemasters GRID Game – First Impressions By GamerMuscle

Codemasters GRID Game – First Impressions By GamerMuscle

Codemasters will bring the GRID racing game franchise back to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on 11 October 2019. 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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WRC 8 Physics Dev Diary

WRC 8 Physics Dev Diary

In a few weeks time, Bigben Interactive and the Kylotonn Games Studio will release the newest iteration of the official FIA World Rally Championship game franchise.

Bigben Interactive called the newest iteration of the official WRC franchise the most complete and authentic official WRC simulation ever made.

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F1 2019 Update Patch V1.08 Deployed – New Liveries

F1 2019 Update Patch V1.08 Deployed – New Liveries

Codemasters deployed update patch V10.8 for the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the official 2019 FIA Formula 1 World Championship game. Xbox One users will have to wait a few more days before their version of the patch is rolled out.

This new patch for F1 2019 exclusively contains car model bodywork and livery Updates.

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December Build & Other iRacing Updates

This is always kind of a depressing time of the year for me, because winter is literally only weeks away and all the real world racing series are finishing up their seasons. I am excited, though, to be heading to Homestead on Friday to celebrate our NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series champion Kenny Humpe and get to watch what is really the only race left in the season. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny that this new Chase format does provide a “Super Bowl” event with the final race at Homestead.

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iRacings’s New Dynamic Tracks & More

Let’s Talk About Hot Rubber

Time. You never seem to have enough of it and it moves much faster than you can imagine. I can give you some funny lines about why it has been so long since I have last written one of these blogs, but the straight truth is that I just haven’t had the time! We are so busy here at iRacing trying to bring cool new stuff to our loyal members, that it’s hard to just sit down and collect your thoughts in the way one of these blogs forces you to do. That and I finally got a PlayStation 4…

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Tyler Hudson’s NASCAR iRacing Championship Blog

What’s it like to be a NASCAR Champion?  Let’s back up a little bit first.  I remember sitting at my PC a few years ago and watching as Richard Towler walked onto the stage at Homestead Miami to receive his NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship check of $10,000.  Then, watching him walk into the media center with Dale Earnhardt Jr, sit next to him, and answer questions from the media.  In my gut I had envy.  I wanted to be that guy.  I always dreamed growing up of making it in the sport of NASCAR.  Ever since I was a kid that was all I had ever wanted in life more than anything.  It made other challenges in life, like school, especially hard because I couldn’t think about anything else.  I am the type of person who, when I get something in my head, nothing else matters.  Literally.  It consumes every thought, every day dream, every action.  You’re drawn to friends who are racing fans. So in school all we talked was racing.  My senior project in 2004 was on the advances of NASCAR Safety (haha).  So you get the point.  It is all I wanted. 

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