Normally the free version of RaceRoom Racing Experience gives you 13 cars and five circuits to try out, but now RaceRoom opens up everything for free until May 30th, 2022. That means over 180 cars and 50 tracks to play with in online multiplayer, leaderboard competitions and more.
So if you haven’t yet tried out the sim racing experience offered by Sector3 Studios, you’ve neglected it for a while, or just want to try out some cars in competition before buying them (You can always test drive any car pre-purchase but not in multiplayer), now’s a great chance to get back behind the virtual wheel.
KW Studios previously opened up all of the RaceRoom content at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, providing a great chance for anyone stuck at home to dip into cars and circuits they might not have otherwise considered. In my case, it was an opportunity to drive some bonkers Group 5 cars (like the 650hp 1981 Nissan Silvia Turbo) and sample the online multiplayer, which led to buying the Premium all content pack later in the year (to save money, wait for a sale and invest in VRP).
In addition to evolving the physics of the sim, and adding new cars and tracks, Sector3 Studios have also been hard at work improving the ranked online aspect of RaceRoom over recent months, so it’s definitely worth dipping into over the next few days and seeing if you enjoy it.
As well as opening up all content for free, a new update has also been released, which tweaks a number of the cars and circuits, updates the Thrustmaster SDK, and ensures compatibility with older Fanatec CSl DD custom profiles.
RaceRoom Update 0.9.3.107 Release Notes:
- Download size = 1.8 GB
- Client version = 0.9.3.107
- Client BuildID = 8768593
- Dedicated version = 82.0.1372
- Dedicated BuildID = 8769098
- Controllers – Updated Thrustmaster SDK to v1.26
- Controllers – Ensured older custom profiles for Fanatec CSL DD get the correct autotuning default values
- Menus – Garage menu should now properly announce the duration of the race session in both time and laps left situations.
- Brands Hatch – Updated to 2022 specs, resurfaced tarmac, new flags on pitbuilding, relocated walls on the right in turn 3, some various fixes and tweaks.
- Lausitzring – Fixed collisions on tire walls corner blockers in Oval T1.
- Nogaro – Extended the pit entry gate detection
- Redbull Ring – Fixed yellow sausage curbs not having collision
- Aquila – Improved differential behavior, AI tune up, raised nose 5mm to reduce scraping, , improved engine heating/cooling behaviour
- DTM 1992 car class – AI tune up, improved engine heating/cooling behaviour, improved tyre heating behaviour, equalised front/rear tyre wear, equalised AI/player tyre wear, reduced pneumatic trail for slightly reduced steering forces at high loads, tuned mechanical trail for consistent FFB across the cars, tuned ABS, reduced M3 power slightly to bring lap times into line
- Formula RaceRoom 90 – Improved differential behaviour, improved engine heating/cooling behaviour, increased fuel use, improved suspension kinematics
- Formula RaceRoom Junior – Reduced fuel consumption, improved suspension kinematics, AI tune up, allowed more steering angle
- Formula RaceRoom X-17 – Friendlier base setup, added power steering, suspension and tyre tweak to give more steering forces at low speed, less at high speed
- Group 4 – Improved engine heating/cooling behaviour, AI tune up, longer final drive ratio for BMW at Spa
- Procar – Longer default final drive ratio at Spa
- Group 5 – Improved engine heating/cooling behaviour, AI tune up
- Group C car class – AI tune up, differential improvements, improved engine heating/cooling behaviour
- NSU TTS – Reduced fuel use, improved auto clutch starts, AI tune up
- P2 car class – Suspension and tyre tweak to give more steering forces at low speed, less at high speed, improved engine heating/cooling behaviour, AI tune up
- Porsche 911 GT3 Cup + Enduro – AI tune up, engine heating/cooling behaviour improved, adjusted mechanical/pneumatic trail for more linear FFB behaviour, improved rear suspension kinematics, damper refinements, reduced diff preload, equalised player/AI tyre wear of Cup car
- Porsche 911 RSR GTE – Engine heating/cooling behaviour improved, suspension and tyre tweak to give more steering forces at low speed, less at high speed, improved suspension kinematics, calibrated tyre wear rates for tyre compounds. Life expectancy now S: 46min, M: 77min, H: 175min, equalised AI/player tyre wear, differential behaviour improvements, damper tune up
- Touring Classics car class – Reduced fuel use by 30%, longer final drive ratio for BMW M3 at Spa, AI tune up
- WTCR cars – – Reduced pneumatic trail by 10% to reduce maximal steering forces, equalised player/AI tyre wear rate, updated AI tyre life estimate, improved engine heating/cooling behaviour
- Assen TT Circuit – Increased AI speed into pitlane
- Chang – AI speed decisions improved, calmed them down for turn 1 in first lap of the race, reduced AI enjoyment of curbs.
- Indianapolis 2021 – Updated fuel use estimates
- Laguna Seca – AI line improved, Sanitized corridor around turn 1 to disallow cutting
- Lausitzring – ADAC layout – Adjusted AI speeds around the first complex to solve some occasional spins and off-track events by the AI.
- Lausitzring – Oval T1 layout – Adjusted pit entrance path and corridor further
- Nogaro – AI line improved, as well as pitlane AI pathing
- Norisring – AI speed decisions improved
- Mid Ohio – Short layout – AI line improved around T1 and T2.
- Monza – Junior layout – flyby TV cameras added
- Nordschleife – VLN and 24H layouts – AI speed decisions improved. Fixed a wiggle as cars joined the racing line from the pitlane.
- Paul Ricard – 1A layout – AI line improved, as well as pitlane AI pathing
- Redbull Ring – AI speed decisions improved
- Spa-Francorchamps – Combined layout – Fixed pit entrance waypoints that were accidentally flagged as pit exit.
- Suzuka – AI line improved, as well as pitlane AI pathing
- Vålerbanen – Reduced AI speed in first chicane as some AI were having issues
- Zheijang – East layout – Fixed game sometimes throwing invalid laps
- Zhuhai – Sanitized cut track detections
You can download Raceroom Racing Experience on the PC for free via Steam. Some additional content is available via Steam, but everything can be purchased via the official game store.
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