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  1. ActionScript isn't too bad actually. Early...

    ActionScript isn't too bad actually. Early iterations were horrible but later versions have more than a passing resemblance to Java and I'm absolutely fine with that.
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    Disappointing to hear of the loss of Simbin,...

    Disappointing to hear of the loss of Simbin, though they've not really been Simbin for some time. I think personally that RaceRoom was a terrible execution of a potentially decent idea (and there may...
  3. Frameworks are actually absolutely fine, remember...

    Frameworks are actually absolutely fine, remember that different frameworks offer different toolsets. Some do all the work for you, some expect you to work right at the lowest level. LibGDX is...
  4. LibGDX all the way for me. A fantastic Java...

    LibGDX all the way for me. A fantastic Java framework and you'll learn skills that will make you non-gaming money. Well worth it.
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    I'll just leave this here. RFactor 1 mod if...

    I'll just leave this here. RFactor 1 mod if anyone's interested.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8pQDwD_hsA
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    Well worth grabbing that if anyone here hasn't...

    Well worth grabbing that if anyone here hasn't got it. The old Simbin games make a great gateway drug into the world of sim racing.
  7. Hmm not working here. EDIT: Never mind, their...

    Hmm not working here.

    EDIT: Never mind, their servers are just feeling a bit under the weather.
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    The iRacing update turned out more interesting...

    The iRacing update turned out more interesting than expected. The Lotus 49 is probably the most changed car. The increased weight and the improved tyre model have made it much more straightforward to...
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    Yeah the landmines can be a little annoying. I do...

    Yeah the landmines can be a little annoying. I do wish they'd fix them.
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcx3AI8Vhos ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcx3AI8Vhos

    Err that's basically Sonic with a re-skin...
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    iRacing update release notes for anyone...

    iRacing update release notes for anyone interested in that kind of thing. iRacing is about to go down for the 4 hour maintenance period after which all this will be available.

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    Indeed yes that is an issue for online racing,...

    Indeed yes that is an issue for online racing, splitting the community is bad. It's a bit tricky even on iRacing as we see tracks owned by fewer members get lower participation which leads to people...
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    RF2 charges annually for multiplayer capability...

    RF2 charges annually for multiplayer capability ($12) but there is also the option of purchasing lifetime access. Given that the likely lifetime of the game is at least 7 or 8 more years (sims last a...
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    Sticky: Absolutely this. I'm really not a fan of this new...

    Absolutely this. I'm really not a fan of this new arrangement.
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    So.. today is the start of week 13 in iRacing...

    So.. today is the start of week 13 in iRacing land, which means the updates get rolled out today. Early indications are it'll be a low-key release with just the new content and a few tweaks to the...
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    It's on my roster. Very good sim (and indeed RF1...

    It's on my roster. Very good sim (and indeed RF1 is still bloody good, albeit the graphics are showing their age) but for me online activity is lacking and the base set of tracks is a little...
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    TBH Simbin are long dead, their recent output has...

    TBH Simbin are long dead, their recent output has been dire, which is a dreadful shame. Still, lots of quality sims to be had, RF2, iRacing and Assetto Corsa being the best at present.
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    Right, so I think it's about time I posted a...

    Right, so I think it's about time I posted a decent update on the world of hard-core sim racing.

    RFactor 2 recently released build 770, which includes a 64-bit version for the first time. The sim...
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    iRacing's week 13 starts on Tuesday (the week...

    iRacing's week 13 starts on Tuesday (the week between seasons where updates are rolled out). I'll post news here as we get it.
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    Actually it's a good way to get your car home if...

    Actually it's a good way to get your car home if your clutch dies. Obviously you have to hope there aren't any red lights or pedestrians crossing (so plan ahead.. slow down early if the light looks...
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    The DFGT wheel is damn good for the money, doing...

    The DFGT wheel is damn good for the money, doing just as good a job as some considerably more expensive kit. The accelerator is fine but the brake is weak because it's too floppy, but stuffing a...
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    In general I would still recommend a decent...

    In general I would still recommend a decent wheel. Many top drivers in iRacing use the Logitech DFGT...
  23. trjp is right on the change the content on the...

    trjp is right on the change the content on the same day each week thing. It works well on iRacing in that it gives everyone enough time to practice, get the hang of it, get their races done and not...
  24. Sonic Transformed is probably the most fun arcade...

    Sonic Transformed is probably the most fun arcade racer you'll find anywhere, I've had a blast racing the mrs on it, though she does beat me rather frequently (where she can hardly keep the car on...
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    Nope. There are literally no useful options, just...

    Nope. There are literally no useful options, just some very poor ones. I've got a DFGT wheel and CSR elite pedals and both need a bit of config love (the CSR elite brake pedal for instance typically...
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