Why would you need multiple wheels for a racing SIM?
Not ******** on you, just generally curious...
I'm just curious how this setup looks...never heard of SIM racing competitively.
Why would they have a quadro in the fancy rig? Make sure there is no lag due to physics? Just had one laying around? Just wanted to make the rig more expensive?This is some next level stuff:
And then there's my peasant setup:
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iRacing is the only competitive sim racer. Game has a monthly sub. Cars cost money ($15 CAD per car.) A lot of tracks are included but I'd be surprised if you can't buy new tracks. It's really expensive compared to Forza, Gran Turismo, and other arcadesims. The graphics also look like ass compared to them. But the game makes up for this by having a great community (turn 1 of any track is still a **** show, but it's not Forza level **** show where you have a 20 car pile up), amazing virtual reality support, laser scanned tracks (I didn't realize Laguna Seca had hills outside of the corkscrew), and crazy attention to detail for the cars.
The game is always in a competitive state. Races start every hour, with 32 min of practice, 8 min of qualifying, and then the race. Player stats are split into:
There's no option to hide any of the above. I started last week and am catching players with years of experience. I pretend I'm completely new...they don't need to know I had track experience irl lol
- License [R, D, C, B, A, Pro] levels restrict what you can join. The higher you are, the more is unlocked.
- Safety Rating. Every time you hit 300-400 your license gets promoted. Every time you get below 200, your license gets demoted. This is calculated via # of clean corners vs # of incidents (aka. it doesn't matter who's fault it is, you both lose rating.)
- iRating. This is one's actual "skill" rating. It's calculated based on your avg lap time vs others (in the same car, on the same track.)
That's pretty awesome, thanks for sharing! I used to love playing FORZA, GT and all racing sims on the consoles. Never even looked into, or considered, that such a series may exist.Honestly everything about that setup is excessive, so why not? lmao
That's pretty awesome, thanks for sharing! I used to love playing FORZA, GT and all racing sims on the consoles. Never even looked into, or considered, that such a series may exist.
What type of money we talking here for your setup? You can PM me if you'd prefer but I always enjoy learning about new things.
My riding buddy used to be like that, if he ******-up in a section he would throw his helmet and kick the **** out of his bike until pieces flew off, then he had to zip tie stuff back on the bike to finish the event. But then he matured and started riding really awesomeTell that to my wall and the torn zip ties. I've had this thing come apart three times now mid race (more or less leads to a rage quit or DNF lol)
I cannot do either of what you suggest until I move.
To be fair, a chair full of the ass sweat of hundreds of construction workers to be used in my condo wouldnt be at the top of my list either.Somebody actually sponsors individuals to play video games?
can't picture it.
Although I did offer you a chair for free and you ignored my offer.
My guess is the leather is really low quality if that is the case already. In the other thread I think the conclusion was cycling or mechanics gloves (or hockey gloves....).So....I realized why ppl wear gloves:
The leather on my wheel is peeling off lol
Sweat is also a real issue. While sim racing doesn't result in the same disgusting feeling as putting on a wet helmet mid track day from sweat, I've had my foot slip when not wearing socks and I'm not sure if hand sweat is why **** is peeling off the wheel. Also started wearing a headband because putting on a sweaty vr headset is pretty close to the feeling of a wet helmet (it's nasty.)
Pretty sure Lando and the other high profile drivers on iRacing do not give a **** because their equipment is sponsored.
My guess is the leather is really low quality if that is the case already. In the other thread I think the conclusion was cycling or mechanics gloves (or hockey gloves....).
You can also try lowering the temp in the room or just have a decent fan blowing on you. I know in the case of the fan it makes a huge difference when on the bicycle trainer indoor in the winter.
Haha, Alcantara is funny, I wish I was part of the discussions when they were developing it.