iRacing is so cool.

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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by thrdeye » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:03 am

Prepped for three monitors!

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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by jcford80 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:32 pm

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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by thrdeye » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:34 pm

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Nice, but the displays are too far away actually. And I doubt I can fit in a Formula car.
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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by rocket71 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:56 am

thrdeye wrote:Prepped for three monitors!

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Very nice.
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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by thrdeye » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:33 am

LOL. No matter what, racing is racing. Maybe I need to propose a road tire class. :lol: :lol:

From the official iRacing forums...... :lol: :lol: :lol:
In my opinion, the current structure of iRacing is not built for the long term. Here is why:

1. With every new car release comes further dilution of the user base. Does anyone really want 5-10 racers per race in each series? Seems that is where we are heading with all of the announcements of new cars. There are numerous current series that have little participation. More cars only worsens the problem unless they are able to attract a significant amount of new members or retire old material.

2. As more tracks and cars are released, more developers are required to push out updates
- Could be one reason why releases of car and track updates are so slow, they can't keep up with what is currently out.
- Being a private company we have no idea about the financial situation of iRacing. Maybe things are as bad as they are for several other video game companies. Is the development team so small they are already overburdended?

3. If iRacing were to change the point system, it would cause mass exodus of current members. We are stuck with the current iRating and SR as major changes would likely require a reset. Who would want all the hard work for their ratings to get cleared? (Brought up due to the recent forum discussion of having a separate rating system per each car.)

4. The team needs to release a certain amount of new content and updates to keep current members satisfied. Over time members expect these updates and leave when they are not released. See the thread by Tyler Hudson as to what happens when your customers become unsatisfied.

5. Is there really a long-term plan other than to keep releasing new cars and tracks? There has been absolutely no discussion as to the direction the game is heading. Paying for a year (or more) subscription, shouldn't we at least know what the near term developments are going to be?

What does everyone think?
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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by flier129 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:23 am

Didn't know they were releasing more cars and tracks.

Any video game with a reoccurring payment has to push out new content, otherwise some of your market will get bored and drop it. Look at any successful MMO, granted its not a racing simulator, and but you still have content on a video game.

Also, that guy read way too deep in it all, lol.
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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by backpacker6 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:34 am

Check out THIS setup. Holy crap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twecOsuR5Sw
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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by thrdeye » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:49 pm

Meh. iRacing can only push out a 179 degree field of view, no matter whether you use 3 or 5 monitors. If you use 5, you are only narrowing the height of the "windsheild" that you are looking through, because you're still only getting 179 degrees.

In this case, 5 4:3 monitors is much better than 5 16:9 monitors. Some people even feel that 3 4:3's are better than 3 16:9's
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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by ke0ki2k » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:07 pm

in other news.. iRacing just came out with the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 car.. and its the tits. Best driving car in the game IMO, which in turn makes for close/clean racing. Just got a 27" 16:9 monitor, gonna make an effort to win my division in next seasons GT Challenge (driving God's chariot obviously).
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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by backpacker6 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:31 pm

thrdeye wrote:Meh. iRacing can only push out a 179 degree field of view, no matter whether you use 3 or 5 monitors. If you use 5, you are only narrowing the height of the "windsheild" that you are looking through, because you're still only getting 179 degrees.

In this case, 5 4:3 monitors is much better than 5 16:9 monitors. Some people even feel that 3 4:3's are better than 3 16:9's


Meh. Whatever brah, I thought it was pretty cool.
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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by thrdeye » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:21 am

Here's the latest upgrade to the virtual racecar now that the real racecar is gone for those of you that don't facebook.

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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by oldmuscle69 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:34 pm

How many of the buttons work for your system? And is there any real feel of turning the wheel while racing?
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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by thrdeye » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:43 pm

Can be programmed to activate pit speed limiter and all kinds of other stuff depending upon the car you're in

Yes, it's a force feedback wheel. You can feel bumps in the track surface, ABS vibration, grip loss, etc.

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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by TennTechMan » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:51 pm

I really want to try that thing out sometime. If I had any spare time, I could see spending some of it doing some iRacing.
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Re: iRacing is so cool.

Post by thrdeye » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:31 pm

Jed came over last night and had his first Race at Laguna Seca in a Miata. He got P3!
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