Category Archives: Sims

[SIM] BTG and sim-racing (and how to join in!)

Regular readers of this blog will remember that, at heart, I’m a bit of a geek. Yes, despite driving and racing all these amazing cars for a living, I still really enjoy sim-racing.

And I’m inviting you to join other BTGers (and myself) on an official 32-slot Assetto Corsa server.

I plugged my first steering wheel into a PC back in the mid-90s, but since then the technology has moved on quite a lot… Continue reading [SIM] BTG and sim-racing (and how to join in!)

iRacing just ran an official VLN race, and here it is!

There’s little doubt that the gap between virtual and reality is closing faster than a GT3 and an MX5 along the Döttinger Höhe. And this weekend was a water-shed moment for fans of the Nürburgring and racing sims.

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(UPDATED) MIXED REALITY: Marcel mixes VR with real-life in this RUF Yellowbird video

I don’t know about you, but I’m still getting used to the fact that the Nordschleife is accurately laser-scanned and reproduced in two great PC games. Namely Assetto Corsa and (my favourite) iRacing.

But now there’s another technological marvel ready to frazzle our minds. VR, or Virtual Reality.

Obviously there’s no 2D video we could possibly watch that would prepare us for the sensation of ‘experiencing’ a VR Nordschleife… or is there?

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VIDEO: iRacing will release the Nordschleife on December 8th

My first laps of the Nürburgring were nearly 17 years ago, and they were virtual. When it was released Grand Prix Legends was instantly one of the best driving games ever. And one of the first games that could actually do the word ‘simulation’ some justice.

Maybe that’s why I enjoyed this video so much.

Listen to iRacing co-founder and CEO Dave Kaemmer explain the link between GPL and iRacing, and just watch the beautiful Nordschleife roll past in the video below… Continue reading VIDEO: iRacing will release the Nordschleife on December 8th

SIMS: More iRacing Nordschleife video

Regular readers of BTG might remember that I met some of the guys behind the massive iRacing simulator last month and got a sneak peek of their laser-scanned Nordschleife and Nürburgring GP circuits.

But last night they dropped another teaser video, over 10 minutes long, and it’s full of new material.

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I just drove the Nordschleife in iRacing… and it’s great.

As the title says, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the iRacing guys at the second-ever Sim-Racing Expo last weekend, and they were kind enough to let me have a quick go on their rig. Here’s what I found out!

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iRacing release Nordschleife teaser video

iRacing might be one of the toughest and most realistic simulators on the PC market. And soon it will boast a centimetre-accurate version of the Nürburgring Nordschleife…

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