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The finest and best from RookieRacline.com mirrored to an AllVirtualRacing.com blog

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What is the best GTE car in iRacing?

What is the best GTE car in iRacing?

Before i get your hopes up, I need to set your expectations of what you’ll get by reading the next few paragraphs. It is not straight forward, so don’t expect me to narrow it down to one car. I have recently decided to advance from the Skip Barber to the GTE. There are numerous reasons for this, but partly it is because they are faster, they look great and from what I’ve heard, they might be easier to drive than both the Skip Barber but also the GT3 that I also have been looking at. I went

Steph

Steph

Logitech G920 – How hard can it be?

Logitech G920 – How hard can it be?

Throughout the couple of years that I have raced on the console, I have always had a mixed feeling of admiration and jealousy for the people racing on a wheel. It was clear that racing-games are meant to be raced with a racing wheel, and I felt that racing with the controller, although it felt pretty comfortable, was only a taste of what the games really could do. What convinced me that spending the money on a wheel was worth it, was a comparison I read about playing Guitar Hero with a cont

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Steph

Heavy Equipment Side Panel for Racing

Heavy Equipment Side Panel for Racing

Buttonboxes are very cool if not necessary to have, when you’re racing online. They are basically simply buttons that you assign different functions to. This allows you to adjust those functions and settings on the run, while you’re driving, without having to use sliders, the mouse or the keyboard. It all boils down to maintaining focus on the driving as much as possible. I have lost a fair bit of races because i had to adjust fuel, or pit stop strategy while i was on the straights. Buttonb

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Steph

Do you really really need it?

Do you really really need it?

Sim racing can be expensive, especially when you end up buying things or services that you don’t need. It’s called buyers remorse and i get hit by it some times, but not quite as much as it used to! We are all into motorsports, and ride the same wave of trying to shave off lap times, by improving not only our driving, but also the equipment. Even the smallest of improvements to our hardware can mean a lot of time on the digital track. At least this is what we are lead to believe and sometim

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Best Voice Commands for Crew Chief

Best Voice Commands for Crew Chief

Earlier I shared a post on how to speak to Crew Chief. You can do this in several ways but my favorite right now is to have a button that you need to hold, while speaking. It seems to be the most stable method. This is all great, but what really matters, is what you can say to Crew Chief. Since i started researching into this, I have used Crew Chief more and more. I have found out that it can do a whole lot more than i expected it could, and it has actually even replaced my need of a few ex

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Talk & Crew Chief

Talk & Crew Chief

I have grown really fond of Crew Chief mainly because it can do so much more than you’d expect of it! I initially bought the app for my android phone and used it back in the days when i was racing on X-box. Now on PC i have downloaded the program, that is even better than the app i paid for! Crew Chief is a program that will keep you well informed during a race. It will tell you about your lap times, motivate you, scorn you if you don’t perform, and generally give you information about your

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F1 2019 preorders open

F1 2019 preorders open

The F1 series was what got me started racing, after i felt that i needed to upgrade from Burnout. It was the game that opened my eyes virtual racing, and that the racing and not the crashing on car-games actually was very exciting! Although the series was a bit stuck on the same reskinned game in the early 2010s the latest series have gained a lot of momentum and are really impressive! Also, in my opinion, they are the best racing games for consoles, if you can live without a big range of cars.

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Steph

Find Five Challenge

Find Five Challenge

Here is a Find Five challenge, made with a picture of a Ferrari 512 BB/LM N.A.R.T #72 from Forza 6. I have edited five details that i hope are tricky enough for you to not see, but also not so tricky that you give up. Have a close look at the picture, and see if you can find them all.   If you have looked closely, and still can't find all of the differences, you can find the solutions here.

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Top iRacing Addons

Top iRacing Addons

iRacing is an exceptionally good sim racer, and is almost a complete racing solution for dedicated and passionate racers. That said, there are a few external addons that make it even better. We’re going to take a look at the most popular Most of these, work as separate programs, that will feed off the iRacing API and give you real time information on what is going on in the game/sim. Crew Chief Crew chief is basically what you would expect of a pit wall crew. It is roughly a combi

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iRacing Bars

iRacing Bars

One thing that I have really had trouble understanding properly, are the iRacing performance bars. So i had a closer look at them, and the information available, to try and sort them out. Although I will try to explain what these bars show, based off what i could gather from the internet, I sadly can’t get into exactly why they show what they do. This seems to be more complicated, than even iRacing support can figure out some times. Non the less, it is a good and detailed explanation of all the

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Shifting Gears in the Skip Barber

Shifting Gears in the Skip Barber

About a month ago, I decided to only stick to one series, and get better at that instead of joining any one of the car/track combinations that I had bought the content for. At the point I was not sure if one series was enough, and I was afraid that i might get bored with racing just one car on one track for a whole week. It has turned out to be more than enough, and I even some times wish that the series would stay at a track for longer than just one week. I even get nervous and anxious every Tu

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