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Assetto Corsa Competizione: Marco Massarutto Interview

We sit down with Kunos Simulazioni Co-Founder, Brand & Product Manager Marco Massarutto to talk Assetto Corsa Competizione past, present and future..

At the recent SRO E-Sport GT Series event in Monza, we took the opportunity to spend some time with Marco Massarutto of Kunos Simulazioni and ask him about the Steam Early Access title Assetto Corsa Competizione – the official game of the Blancpain GT Series.

Taking part in a special media event on…

Assetto Corsa Competizione: Marco Massarutto Interview

Codemasters F1 2019 Announcement Trailer

Codemasters F1 2019

Codemasters has published an announcement trailer introducing the next entry in their Formula One game franchise.
If all goes as planned, F1 2019 will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on the 28th of June 2019 during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend.
Obviously, F1 2019 will feature all the 2019-spec F1 cars, but will also feature a 2019 regulation car which is specifically designed for the multiplayer mode.
Codemasters are working directly with the F1 organization to come up with the specs and sporting regulations for use in multiplayer and eSports modes.
The car was designed with the help of F1 engineers Ross Brawn and Pat Symonds and will feature a range of livery design options offering the players a new level of personalization.
Besides hinting at some new multiplayer features, there are no further gameplay details revealed, but Codemasters stated they will release more detailed info closer to launch.
Codemasters F1 2019 Announcement

 

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SimXperience GS-5 G-Seat Review By The Simpit

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

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’s 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.

The race-ready performance, comfort for long endurance races, highly detailed vehicle feedback and spectacular good looks. The GS-5 can be integrated into just about any existing sim racing setup.

The GS-5 like all other products in the Sim Xperience Eco-System is compatible with over 40 supported racing titles with flight support planned in the future.

In Shaun video he talks about the technical details of the seat and explains its inner workings before mounting the seat to his existing racing rig for an extensive test session.

As usual, Shaun will end the review with The Good, The not so Good and the Bottom line on the GS5 GSeat by Sim Xperience.

The SimXperience GS-5 G-Seat is available via the SimXperience website HERE for US$ 2999.00. SimXperience has units available for immediate shipment. 

Features:
Bolt-on.

Easy to Integrate Motion Feedback System

Easily bolts to any SimXperience Stage Series Racing Simulator
USB-Ready Plug & Play

Real-time customizable motion profiles can be custom tuned to represent any vehicle with ease!

SimXperience Exclusive SimVibe Technology Compliments Motion With True Physics Based Vibratory / Tactile Feedback (software included)

Compatible Products:
AccuForce Direct Drive Steering Systems

Stage Series Motion Simulator Systems

Buttkicker Mini LFE SE

SimXperience GS-5 G-Seat

 

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rFactor 2 – Roadmap Update March 2019

rF2 March 2019 Roadmap

Studio 397 published the March 2019 Roadmap Update to bring us up to date on the latest developments for rFactor2.

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Assetto Corsa Competizione Release 7 Deployed

Assetto Corsa Release 7

Kunos Simulazione deployed Release 7 of their Assetto Corsa Competizione Early Acces version.

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Simucube 2

SIMUCUBE 2 LAUNCH

https://www.simucu.be/

Simucube 2 comes in three models to serve the top-end spectrum of Sim Racing.
Specific models have been designed to provide a platform for the  demanding Sport driver as well as experienced Pro drivers.

For the Hard-core elite drivers and professionals, there is the Ultimate version which which is on a level never experienced in a direct drive system.

All three models are built with ultra high quality direct drive motors with essentially zero torque ripple and magnetic cogging.

Granite Devices have combined high quality encoders, custom drive electronics and CNC machined casings to produce the best reference class Sim Steering system available that all will aspire to.
Hot-swappable wheels, ultra low la tency mode, high dynamic range, and natural signal processing a

 

 

TOP TO BOTTOM, SPORT, PRO AND ULTIMATE

 

Simucube 2 has been built around a precision modified robotics grade motor, the electronics and software are fused together to form a flawless monolithic design. Everything is optimized to perform at the highest level, and with sub-millisecond latency.

Rigid mechanical coupling of the wheel is the fundamental requirement for direct drive. Simucube 2 is made to meet this requirement, even though it meant redesigning from scratch the Simucube Quick Release™, SQR, has zero backslash adding zero torque artifacts. When locked-in, it equals a solid metal shaft, just as it should.

Simucube 2 works with most simulator games and provides deep immersion in a realistic authentic environment. It has a dedicated processor for motor control, and another for interfacing to the PC/simulator, the ultra low latency is stable and consistent at all times. With it’s award winning force reconstruction processing, ultra low latency mode and adjustable dynamic filters, the realism is unmatched.

Contents
 Simucube 2 with Simucube Wireless Wheel™ support
Simucube Quick Release™ – both motor and wheel units
 50.8 mm – 70 mm wheel adapter
 Simucube 2 power unit(s*) with euro electrical outlet**
 USB cable for PC connection
Quick start guide
*Simucube 2 Pro has 2 power units
**Euro utility cable(s) are separately in the package and can be replaced with a cable fitting to local utility socket

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rF2: Reiza DLC Released!

Reiza DLC Released

Studio 397 have made available the new Reiza Bundle DLC for the simulation.

Developed by Reiza Studios of Automobilista fame, the new ‘Reiza Bundle’ DLC for rFactor 2 is now available to purchase. Containing no less than six vehicles and four unique venues in 10 different layouts, the new pack retails for £16.98 and can be purchased on Steam HERE.

Want to see more…

rF2: Reiza DLC Released!

TT Isle of Man: The Game Coming to Switch

 

 

 

KT Games have confirmed TT Isle of Man: The Game will release on Nintendo Switch this May.

Benefitting from an increasing number of racing game related content in recent months, the latest title to come to Nintendo Switch has been confirmed – TT Isle of Man: The Game. Initially launching for PC and the big hitting consoles from Sony and Microsoft…

TT Isle of Man: The Game Coming to Switch

Wind Simualtion kit

Wind Simulation Kit

There comes a time in your sim racing life that we all look for something a little bit extra. 

So we have Vibrations in the form of butt kickers and transducers. Virtual reality and motion but one thing that’s missing is wind Simulation.

This is something that’s been of interest for a while and getting it right is something we wanted to achieve.

So after talking with my friend Jed freeman from SimTech racing . They looked over the idea and said they would like to help bring this idea to life.

Coming up with a name was a tricky one we banged heads for a while trying to come up with a name that would be great to say and not feel cheesy.

Wind Sim was the final name and it seems to fit the product well. After this was decided we wanted to see how we could get this all looking neat and not thrown together.

The Hub

 

the hub front

So the case was going to be designed by SimTech Racing. It had to look neat and good air flow.

This design has been used many times from their osw range of boxes and performs well. The box will be smaller than the osw boxes as the components for this are smaller.

The backend is well placed out and there is two outputs to the win flow fans, more on those shortly.

backend

These connections are of excellent quality and as always SimTech racing only use top quality components to give you, the user the best experience possible but keeping the price down.

Also you can see the fan to keep the components all cool and is very quite and barely hear any sound from it that you literally have to check to see if it’s on but fear not, there is a light on the front to let you know. Comes supplied with 3 pin uk plug and usb cable to connect to your pc.

side view with air vents

 

 

Sea Flow Fans

When it comes to wind you need some kind of fan to blow over you to simulate this effect. There is some on the market but my thoughts are these fans are only small and barely give enough wind to simulate real wind effects.

original sea flow fans no cheap parts here

So we have to come up with a better solution and this is the Sea Flo Fans. These are probably the best ones to use as they are well designed and can handle a lot of wind and their rating is 270cfm. As they already come in a really decent designed case, we felt we would leave them as they are for now. these come with proper shielded cabling too.

looking sexy

Venturi Adapters

There is two venturi adapters to connect to your table or rig using the provided butterfly clips (4″). Also along with the Venturi’s you will be supplied enough duct hosing in black to give the rig a sleek look and shoot the air up to you in your seat.

Venturi designed by simtechracing

 

These can either be velcro or hard bolted onto your rig or table with some bolts. We managed to connect mine to the simracinghardware dashboard i have with Velcro.

There is other also some wind deflectors being tested at the time of this article and look forward to seeing that soon, These are smaller adapters than the Venturi and can be fully moved about to give the best position possible and the inner fins can be moved round like a real car does to achieve the ultimate experience.

 

SimHub Software

So you will need some software to run this wind sim kit and that comes in the form of simhub.

This is the best software out there for wind sim. With it being fully open source for all to use we decided we didn’t want to make our own as that would cost more money and time which in return will reflect the price. We didn’t want to try to use simhub and change it a little, to then charge the consumer, which I feel is totally wrong in my opinion. After all its open source.

But SimHub deserves something in return right? Well yes and we agree too. So for every purchase made we will donate money to the owner of sim hub and you will receive the donator edition in the kit. Just our little bit as the owner has spent man hours perfecting this brilliant software.

So time to give you a little look wind sim in action and ManCave UK recently made a short video on the wind sim running, take a look and see for your self how windy this can be. All purchases can be made from SimTechRacing HERE

 

 

 

 

 

iRacing: 2019 Season 2 Build Released

iRacing have deployed a new build to the simulation today – adding plenty of new content and a raft of fixes and improvements to the simulation.

Another month and another ridiculous sized update for iRacing is here! Due to the word limit on our articles I’ll be keeping this one short, and leaving you to enjoy a couple of trailers, and one big old change log…

‘Daytona Rising’ – Graphical Update Trailer

iRacing: 2019 Season 2 Build Released

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