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By: EEC | November 23, 2016

The first car for rFactor under Studio 397 has been released! 

The Cooper Tires USF2000 Series an accessible American open wheel series officially sanctioned by INDYCAR, is a popular proving ground for ambitious drivers wanting to progress to the next level. 

The USF2000 car, powered by Mazda, from Van Diemen is an excellent entry-level low-downforce car. It’s grippy, yet nimble. While it can be tail happy at times, it remains catchable and is always rewarding to throw around. We’ve enjoyed some very close, smile-on-your-face, wheel-to-wheel racing testing out the limits of the USF2000. Daring overtakes and massive trail braking really show off it’s capabilities. 

The 2016 spec USF2000 uses Van Diemen/Elan DP08 chassis and is powered by Mazda'...

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By: EEC | November 23, 2016

Porsche Pack Volume II is following the first DLC in being dedicated to the Porsche brand, introducing a different selection of models in a total of nine configurations. The pack devotes attention to some of the most iconic racing cars ever created by Porsche, including the 2015 Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid, the iconic 911 GT1, and the legendary 962c, featured in both Long Tail and Short Tail configurations, coupled with some of the most recent models of the Porsche 2016 line-up, with the aim to offer a perfect mix between road cars, hypercars, as well as modern and historic GT and racing models. 

THE CARS 

  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS 
  • Porsche 718 Spyder RS 
  • Porsche Cayman GT4 
  • Porsche 718 Boxster S Manual Transmission 
  • Porsche 718 Boxster S PDK 
  • Porsche 919...

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By: EEC | November 18, 2016

Reiza Studios has updated Automobilista and with that they also bought Imola to the game with many eras of the track!
You can buy the DLC on Steam but it's recommended to buy the Season Pass already as it will include all the past and future DLC and make the price very interesting!
Let's take a look at the patch notes:

Content 
Cars (AVAILABLE ONLY FOR BRIT PACK AND / OR SEASON PASS OWNERS):
Added Ultima GTR Standard Road Series (less powerful than the original 720 model)
Tracks (AVAILABLE ONLY FOR IMOLA AND / OR SEASON PASS OWNERS):
Added 4 versions of Imola - 1972, 1988, 2001, 2016

Features & Fixes

  • Opponent filters now listed alphabetically in session menu
  • Added vehicle configuration menu to Multiplayer car selection screen
  • Slightly toned down A...

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By: EEC | November 15, 2016

Sector 3 have updated RaceRoom today! This patch brings a lot of improvement to all areas of the game. Let's take a look at the changelog!

Game:

  • Added new content for upcoming releases and competitions.
  • Unified Experiences and moved some of the experience specific settings to R3E.
  • Added “Depth of Field” visual effect. Active in TV cameras, Hood camera, Action cameras and Free Camera. CTRL-M enables a simple UI to adjust the blurring effects and focus position.
  • Shared Memory API overhaul, added various additional data and potential for backward compatibility starting this patch.
  • Added support for SimXperience Accuforce steering wheel.
  • Extended freedom of movement for the freecam and added two modes for it: “Attached to the car position and its rota...

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By: EEC | November 05, 2016

Reiza Studios published a new dev blog update today. Let's take a look!


It's been a busy 18 months!
To begin with a little retrospective of the past 18 months from the car & track guys - this will probably sound like we´re tooting our own horn a bit :p but mainly it´s a small tribute to a team who have been working exceptionally hard and really shifted up a gear in this last year and a half.
The image below shows all new cars and tracks released since may 2015, from the end of Stock Car Extreme into the release of AMS, and finally moving into AMS DLCs:

 

A total of 13 new venues along with 20 car models for 14 series have been released over a period of 18 months. That in itself is notable, even more so if you consider that in the same timesp...

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By: EEC | October 25, 2016

Kunos released the v1.9 or Assetto Corsa today. WIth that the Porsche pack 1 is now available. You can buy each pack separated or the season pass which will include all the future cars of the Porsche DLCs. Packs 2 and 3 will be released on November and December respectively.
Let's take a look at the 1.9 changelog:

  • New Porsche 991 Carrera S (Porsche Pack #1 DLC) 
  • New Porsche 918 Spyder (Porsche Pack #1 DLC) 
  • New Porsche 718 Cayman S (Porsche Pack #1 DLC) 
  • New Porsche 917/30 CanAm 1973 (Porsche Pack #1 DLC) 
  • New Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 1974 (Porsche Pack #1 DLC) 
  • New Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport (Porsche Pack #1 DLC) 
  • New Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick 1978 (Porsche Pack #1 DLC) 
  • New Porsche Panamera G2 Turbo 
  • New Silverstone 1967 historic track 
  • Added se...

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By: EEC | October 22, 2016

Automobilista have been updated to v1.1 and the Brit Pack is now out too! 
Let's take a look at the car/track list and updates!

Content
Cars

  • Added Ultima GTR Series (Road & Race versions)
  • Added F-Trainer Series (Novice & Advanced specs)
  • Added MCR Sports 2000 Series 
  • Added Caterham cars series - 270, 360R, 620R
Tracks
  • Added Brands Hatch (2 layouts, GP & Indy)
  • Added Cadwell Park
  • Added Oulton Park (4 layouts)

Features & Fixes
  • Added Radio Spotter feature
  • Improved vehicled shaders & applied to all older cars along with skin adjustments
  • Adjusted rear wing efficiency on Montana, StockV8, Boxer Cup, Superkart, Ultima GTR
  • Adjusted tires on F-V12, Montana, StockV8, Boxer Cup, Ultima GTR
  • Adjusted AI Torque Stab in all cars to reduce their excessive...

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By: EEC | October 06, 2016

New Start, New Location for SimBin Studios
SimBin Studios, renowned for their racing games is back in business with a brand new UK office in the North-West of England. The Studio is to be headed up by industry veteran, Allan Speed and in collaboration with Sector3 Studios. The focus will be on developing cross platform titles for the current and next gen platforms, primarily in the racing genre.
‘We are extremely excited to announce the collaboration with newly formed SimBin Studios UK being headed up by Allan, his industry knowledge and talent network will provide the perfect spring board for our future strategy and let’s not forget the revival of the Simbin name which has a long, rich and successful heritage in delivering some of the best r...

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By: EEC | October 05, 2016

Enduracers have updated their Flat 6 mod for rF2. Let's take a look at the changelog!

  • Graphics : Added New bodywork shader.
  • Graphics : Added New rims shader.
  • Graphics : Improved Windshield texture quality.
  • Graphics : Improved Motec writtings quality.
  • UI : Added New UI background design (coming in a separate file).
  • Physics : Update of tires (understeer in front tire fixed).
  • Physics : Downgrade of performance (to reduce and back to laptimes closer than Cup).
  • Physics : Addition of Auto Blip Upgrade (Off by default).
  • Physics : The old setups are not compliant with new physics.
  • Physics : Update of IA performances.

You can download the new version from Enduracers website or from the Steam Workshop.

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By: EEC | September 30, 2016

Renato Simioni has showed today what is happening with Automobilista development. Let's take a look!

V1.1 Development
    The major new feature for AMS v1.1 is the inclusion of Radio Spotter by gongo (Dan). This had been a very popular addition to the sim and now with native integration it has been possible to take it a step further with more info and better accuracy from your race engineer.
    Dan has also been doing some work to improve integration with the new Logitech drivers, v1.1 should hopefully see some proper support for their latest G29 / G920 wheels.
    On the graphics front, Alex Sawczuk and Sandro Kholodkevich have done some great work on new car shaders and materials. Below is a shot of the flashy Ultima GTR featuring these late...

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