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    AI to iRacing

    AI is comming to iRacing today (03/12-2019). Its a soft launch, that means it will only be available on one car (Porsche 911 cup) and only on a few tracks. This is to let uses test it, evaluate it and find issues that need adjustments before a proper launch. highly adjustable driversUse in single racesor championship seasonsCustomizable profilesAdjust levels of skillaggressivenessage/reflexespitting ability, etc. This is a feature many have been waiting for, for a long time, and others feel its a waste of time and resources. Expect new rage outbursts on the radio though, telling people to go race AI instead, or that this is not an AI race… From the Developers: iRacing Members, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become more and more a part of our everyday lives. We are excited to say that tomorrow, iRacing is introducing AI as a new aspect of our service. For more than a decade you’ve been able to drive against the best sim racers in the world in our Official or Ranked racing competitions and some of you have risen to the top and are racing in our World Championship eSports. You’ve also had the ability run in open practices, run in special events with and without official teams, to host races or run in hundreds of leagues through our hosting and league racing service. In addition you’ve been able to drive alone out on the track in testing, in Time Trials and in Time Attack. Tomorrow you can begin beta testing iRacing AI against computer-controlled, highly adjustable drivers in two ways – in single races or in championship seasons. iRacing AI is still a work in progress; that is why we are beginning with an introductory soft launch open to all iRacing members featuring just the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car racing on 7 selected road courses. If all goes well we will soon be launching NASCAR cup cars in a soft launch as well on a number of oval and road tracks. This is just the beginning of a number of exciting possibilities for iRacing AI. Currently, Members are able to create rosters of highly adjustable, customizable drivers who can be set to differing levels of skill, aggressiveness, age/reflexes, pitting ability, etc. You’ll be able to replicate the driving attributes of your real-life friends and rivals not to mention rosters of great drivers of the past or present. I’m sure you’ve raced AI before on other games. Well, here is your first opportunity to race against what will be the most intelligent AI you’ve ever faced. They will also be the toughest once you begin to exceed your overall skill setting. You can also adjust each individual AI driver skill setting and the overall skill spread of the AI field you are racing against. Full release notes for this build will be shared in a separate post later this afternoon. We look forward to hearing your initial feedback on iRacing AI, and thanks very much for your passion and support of iRacing!​ Happy Holidays! Follow the discussion at iRacing own forum here Originally posted here
  5. Myself (Andy Hitchings) and my best friend (Andy Miller) are hosting a 24 hour iRacing charity race in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation. Some background information on the reason behind why we are putting on this event is that my best friend is due to run the London Marathon in 2020. His reasons for doing so is that he contracted Meningitis as a baby but was lucky enough to fight it and return to full health. Being a father myself I can't comprehend how awful this must be for families with children going through this horrible illness. This is why we aim to raise £2000 to help the charity towards finding a cure and helping others. The event will be held at the new Silverstone track on iRacing between the 25/01/2020 and the 26/01/2020 with open practice starting at 2pm, Qualifying at 2.40pm and Race start at 3pm GMT. Car classes will be the Audi RS3 TCR and the GT3 field (however this is subject to change to the GT4 should that be released in time for the event). 100% of money raising is going directly to The Meningitis Research Foundation via Andys Just Giving page which can be found here We currently (21 Nov) have 15 teams entered from around the world and expect the racing to be relaxed but competitive and enjoyable for everyone participating or spectating. The event will also be livestreamed across Youtube and Twitch. Date:- 25th - 26th January 2020 Session Start:- 2pm GMT Qualifying:- 2.40pm GMT Race Start:- 3pm GMT Track:- Silverstone Sim:- iRacing Car Classes:- GT3 & TBC (LMP1/V8SC/GTE/TCR/PORSCHE-CUP)TCR Grid Size :- 60 Entry Fee:- £10 per team (All Proceeds to Meningitis Research Foundation) Fast Repairs:- x3 Incidents:- x250 (if incident limit is reached there will be a 10 minute stop-go penalty) Discord (for signups and updates)
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    Hitchkinz is organising a 24Hrs race for Meningitis awareness. I made one logo for him, with a head, mainly as inspiration He liked it, but had some thoughts and plans about the logo. So we worked a bit on it, and got the original color as well as the original series logo with the special star into the design The result is the same initial logo, but i removed the head, and added the star in white To go along with this, i also made a logo for his private stream, that will stream me 24hrs race once it launches in the end of January 2020
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    Joe Halton

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    I was very lucky to get some help from Joe Halton with an overlay for twitch, so i made him a few logos. Joe is into Iron Maiden so I tried a few setups with skulls, devils and bearded men but i ended up with the eagle design in the UK colour scheme. You can visit his twitch here, and maybe follow it, to get notified when he's online next.
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    The Flying Dutchii

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    I've made a quick logo for theFlyingDutchii because i really enjoyed watching his stream. If you have the time, visit him on twitch
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    Drifty Driving

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    Drifty Driving is a new streamer I met on Twitch. He's a lot of good fun to watch, very down to earth and its great to watch him learn (and mess up) I made this logo for fun, based off his favourite colors. Check him out here
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    AuzzieOx

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    I randomly found AussieOx on Twitch, and he sounds like a very likeable person/driver from Australia. So i decided to make a logo for him for free.
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  12. Sorry for the delayed response. In the above example the "AnnouncerBot" is using prerecorded samples, but I generally felt like it was slowing me down to have to record audio for every feature I wanted to add, so I've been migrating more towards just using text to speech instead, which may not sound as good, but is allowing me to add features quicker. 🙂
  13. SimRacingMania is glad to announce our new Championship for RFactor2 Welcome to "rF2 Blancpain GT3 Series [2019 Season-Recap]" 8 Rounds of the most iconic European tracks selected from the Blancpain 2019 Season using one of the best car-pack rFactor2 has ever released → The GT3 Challengers Pack! "We are recruiting committing drivers only" To Enroll to rF2 Blancpain-2019 join: https://discordapp.com/invite/qCHzSDn You need to own → https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/1005/ Championship Start: Tuesday 8th October 2019 with → TestDay-RACE at BarcelonaSPAIN. "Save this calendar↓ for your reference". #StopPlayingStartRacing *Notice: We are looking for youtubers, broadcasters and streamers of all kind and platforms and anyone who could be interested in broadcasting our newly launched RFactor2 Championship (Blancpain GT Series [2019 Season-Recap]) with the (S397 GT3 Challengers Pack) "Commenting ON or OFF" If you are interested please message me here or join us on discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/qCHzSDn PROVISIONAL CALENDAR + DETAILS in photo-poster
  14. The fight for 6th on the penultimate lap of Silverstone. 2019S4 iRacing.

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      Steph

      That side by side at Stowe corner looked awesome! Sad you got passed so close to race end though.

  15. Racing Pride render.

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      Steph

      That flame looks awesome!

       

  16. I don't stream but I do videos of some of my best races on Youtube 🙂
  17. Hey, I'm Cammie. An iRacing sim driver in the Formula Renault 2.0 series. 

    -Runner up in Division 5 2019S2.

  18. 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 with GTE, because in my head it sounded simpler, and more fun. That left me with the dilemma of choosing a car for the series that i was going to run (the Le Mans series, and the IMSA series both run GTE cars). There are 4 cars in this class to pick from and they all are legendary and popular cars. These cars are pretty well balanced, so on specs there is no car that is stronger, faster or better than the other.. They all have distinct characteristics that will suite different driving stiles and tracks. This means that the best car, is the one that suits your style and that you feel comfortable in. I had the chance to briefly test them all, and i got a pretty good feel for what would suite my style Ferrari 488 GTE The Ferrari is a very beautiful and legendary car. Many might pick it just because of that! With more than 100 wins – including victories in the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans – to its credit, the Ferrari 458 GTE was the proverbial tough act to follow. But the Ferrari 488 GTE was more than equal to the task, securing the 2016 World Endurance Cup for GT Manufacturers in its debut season with victories at Silverstone, Spa and the Nürburgring, as well as the 19th running of Petit Le Mans. It boasts a four liter, twin turbocharged V8 engine, producing an estimated 490 horsepower and 479 ft/lb of torque and is a very potent racecar. The Ferrari 488 GTE feels a bit lighter than most of the other cars, and this means that you can throw it into the corners. It is also easier to setup, compared to the other GTEs. It is generally a very stable and smooth car that feels like everything is under control, even when going fast. It is very forgiving, and generally comfortable to drive. The fact that it is shorter than the other cars also means that it is more agile through slow bends than its competitors. For me, this was by far the most comfortable car to drive, but i had trouble driving it fast. I really love how the car looks, how it sounds and how it drives, but I wouldn’t be fast racing it. BMW M8 GTE The M8 is the newest of all GTE cars in iRacing. It just launched a few days back, and although many have tried it, nobody really knows what it’s like to race a full season with. There are also theories that iRacing has not evened the BoP (Balance of Performance) so they let early buyers have fun with it, until it gets balanced out. This car is often bullied for its size and there have been tons of jokes about huge news, absolute unit of a car and cars filling up rear view mirrors. That said, it is a hard car to pass, and takes up a considerable space on the track. The twin-turbo, V8 powered beast boasts over 500 bhp and is the flagship racing car from BMW. A front engine car, the BMW has already earned a reputation for being tough to pass due to its performance and size. For now, most people seem to think that the BMW is the easiest GTE car to drive. For me, i had mixed feelings about it. Mind me, i am not at all an expert, so i can only tell you what i felt after 10-15 laps in Road America in it. I loved the M6 in other racing games, so i had high hopes for its big brother. It is a very nice and planted car to drive, but i had trouble racing it fast. Especially the braking was a bit tricky for me, and i had to brake earlier than i would want. Non the less, this is already an iconic and legendary car, that you might love driving! Ford GT 2017 I won’t keep this a secret, this is my favorite GTE car, but from what i hear this is a pretty uncommon choice. Some say that it is hard to drive and really only highly skilled drivers drive it. I don’t want to sound smug, but for me this car felt the most comfortable. To be honest, i only tested on Road America, but i have used the car on several races since then, and still like it and especially the brakes, seem to be more effective than the other cars that I compete against. The Ford GT 2017 GTE is a stiffer car but pretty fas. All in all, it is really stable and from what I can tell, it rolls the least. People say that it can be hard to set up, but as soon as you have the right setup can be slightly faster than the rest. To be honest though, i don’t mess too much with the setup. The Ford has a longer wheel base which makes it more stable in faster sweeping corners This third generation Ford GT was conceived, designed and built with one priority in mind: win the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of Ford’s fabled victory at le Sarthe in 1966. It is a design masterpiece, incorporating the iconic shape of the Ford GT, while taking every possible advantage of the FIA regulations to create another Le Mans winner. The unique aerodynamics, let the car cut through the air like a knife through butter. Porsche 911 RSR I am pretty new to iRacing, but i had just joined, when the Porsche RSR came to iRacing. People where really hyped about the car, and i bought it right away, thinking it was just like back in the days when i was racing Forza. I took it for a spin, literally, and that was it. When i considered running GTE cars, i jumped into the car again, to give it a proper try. Although the Porsche RSR is a very popular and seemingly fast car, i did not really like it all that much. I had trouble keeping it on track, and it felt very lively for me. I seem to be wrong though, because many people race it and are happy with it. The 911 RSR is a true Porsche but has the engine mounted in the moddle. The flat-6 six engine literally screams at you when you accelerate out of corners. It is a well-balanced race car with massive brakes for unrivaled stopping power and a newly designed 6-speed sequential gearbox that allows for lightning changes up and down through the gears. The best GTE on iRacing To sum up all this, the conclusion is that there really is a car that is best than any of the rest, but the truth is that you have to decide what suits you best. For me, it was the Ford. For many it is the Porsche but the Ferrari seems equally good. The BMW has not been available long enough to decide, but for me it was comfortable but not as fast as the other options. If you have access to all the cars, make sure to try them out before you decide. Adjust the fuel to be the same for each car though, to make sure that this does not affect performance. Run at least 5-10 laps depending on what track you’re on and compare laptimes. You will pretty fast figure out what car suits you the best.
  19. Steph

    SR4MH Promo

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    help Sim Racers For Mental Health a bit with graphics and simple logos, but i also wanted to practice on some video promos, so i made this one for them. It's basically a few slides of info, using modern transitions and an overlay music that suits the style. I've stuck to the colours that are in the SR4MH logo to help with branding 30ish_sec.mp4
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