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chillgreg Jun 19, 2014 @ 7:58am
Just tried iRacing what a joke
Graphics are crap, gamepad steering is hopeless, can't race on a course I want with a car i want, need to pay for tracks, very little guidance for noobs, interface from 1980. How do you expect this to compete with the Forza's of the world. At least I only wasted $9 on a 3 month trial. Hard to believe that after all these years iRacing has been running it's still such an antiquated mess. Probably the only people enjoying this are rich retirees with mega-setups and low expectations.
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WHC Jan 14 @ 4:54am 
It doesn't need to compete against Forza because it is in a completely different league
There are video guides within the references section as well as tons of help within the iRacing forums and steam forums. Youtubers post guides as well, such as The Simpit and Empty Box

The way iRacing made is not really for people who want to start off with a high level car on a high level track. You will have to start from a lower level package before progressing - trust me, I tried to cheat my way through and I failed miserably
Also, gamepad steering really doesn't work well :)

Good luck and you will get the hang of it soon
chillgreg Jan 17 @ 8:28pm 
Thank you! :)
DontTazeMeBro Jan 18 @ 11:53am 
Gamepad steering is hopeless? Since when are cars driven with gamepads?
Enzo Jan 18 @ 12:20pm 
If you want some guidance to help you through the "initial" period of iracing. I can help. There is a lot to take in granted. That is because there is a lot of information on tap. Once you spend some time with the interface. It will all start to make sense.

I have given a hand to a few others now from steam and their reviews of iracing have been nothing short of a "marvel of a game"
Just to add he also started off on a gamepad. Quickly went and got himself a g27 mind you ;)

To be fair, if you are comparing it to forza then this probably isnt for you. However my offer to help still stands :)
K Steinwand Jan 18 @ 12:25pm 
I was forced to use a gamepad and I made it work fairly well. I'll be glad to give you some help as well if you want. Just let me know. Besides, it's only worse than Forza because you're treating it like Forza. Take it with some seriousness, and give it a little respect, and it'll be much better.
Slim Pickens Jan 18 @ 2:48pm 
You lost me at gamepad. ;^(
8vvduecevv8 Jan 18 @ 3:50pm 
Buy a cheap 2nd hand wheel and give it half a go and you will see it creates high expectations of everthing else.

Remember, most iRacers have tried Forza, GT, AC, rFactor, pCars etc. iRacing is the only game we come back to.

Every other sims are looking apon like a joke to iRacers.

btw. Major graphics upgrades and web interface coming soon.
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8vvduecevv8 Jan 18 @ 4:33pm 
remember, iracing is not designed for controllers. It's not like Forza and GT where you stomp on pedals and bounce off walls.

Every input is what you would do in a real race car.
Kilgry Jan 18 @ 4:57pm 
Sorry you thought the graphics were poor. Did you watch the videos before buying? I find them quite good, when cranked to the max. Yes, they don't compete with the latest games but that isn't what iRacing's main focus is about - competitive multiplayer racing. And yes, a proper wheel is best; iRacing is all about serious racing. Gamepads don't cut it.
Slim Pickens Jan 18 @ 5:50pm 
IRace, therefore, I am.
_jay Jan 18 @ 7:42pm 
There's a lot of information and functions available so inherently the interface will be more complex than you would get from normal racing games. It's a bit like going from Paint on Windows to using Adobe Photoshop, the interface gets more complex with greater functionality and information available.

You don't need many tracks or cars at the beginning because beginners need to time to work their way through the system and gain the required skills to be able to safely race cars in the higher series. We don't just slap our air force pilots straight into the latest fighter, we work them up through sims and trainers before they get to play with the big toys.

Theres's one guy in the reviews who had the same opinion as yourself initially, but he gave it more time and found he really liked iRacing and realised it is what it is for good reason. Give it some time.
Festus_Hagen Jan 18 @ 10:21pm 
It's not for everyone. Have fun . :-)
WHC Jan 19 @ 12:44am 
When you come onto the iRacing forums, there will be a lot of help from members available :)
Boris Jan 19 @ 4:37am 
Originally posted by pictonz8:
Remember, most iRacers have tried Forza, GT, AC, rFactor, pCars etc. iRacing is the only game we come back to.

Every other sims are looking apon like a joke to iRacers.

This.

I started off with games like Forza but always felt there was something lacking and that the multiplayer was a joke of people cheating or just constantly crashing! iRacing is the answer to this and is now the only racing game I want to play.
SGT TonyD Jan 19 @ 5:33am 
I have been doing Iracing for 3 or 4 years. Nothing else comes close. Not even close. I will say that the Iracing page here on steam should say something like- " If you do not have a wheel and pedal set, are willing to practice for hours, and yes, willing to pay more- then please spend your racing dollars elsewhere"
It is not for everyone- If you like Grid/Need for Speed- It's like playing Call of duty and moving to ARMA 3. They are both good, but not the same.

Good luck.
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