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Razer
04-01-2013, 02:46 PM
Here's my opinion!

http://martinsorlie.blogspot.no/2013/01/virtual-rc-simple-game-or-fantastic.html

chrispattinson
04-01-2013, 03:54 PM
Good review, most appreciated.

chris68nufc
04-01-2013, 09:03 PM
Did you buy it then Chris

DCM
04-01-2013, 09:13 PM
Interesting, I agree in as much as that you can sit there sharpening your reflexes and any track time IS track time..... but it isn't cheap, not when you compare it to other racing games, with the VRC adaptor, I use it to play numerous race simulators as found trying to get a decent frame rate frustrating to say the least, and to really make the most of it, you have to spend a fair penny to get a set of cars and tracks.

Razer
05-01-2013, 07:16 PM
Interesting, I agree in as much as that you can sit there sharpening your reflexes and any track time IS track time..... but it isn't cheap, not when you compare it to other racing games, with the VRC adaptor, I use it to play numerous race simulators as found trying to get a decent frame rate frustrating to say the least, and to really make the most of it, you have to spend a fair penny to get a set of cars and tracks.

What other racing games that offer good practice can you introduce us to then? :eh?:

I have an old cheap shitbox computer and a 19" screen, but I still managed 2nd at the worlds, so I don't think decent frame rate was that hard to achieve...

In terms of costs, that is up to each user, but for me, it cost a bit to get started, but I only bother with racing short course. And also, I race a lot and improve, so I win some Veuros here and there, and you also get that for various achievements, so I can't really say it's been very expensive for me.

It all depends on what you compare it to... I live in Norway, so everything is expensive, and VRC pretty cheap:-P

Adam F
06-01-2013, 11:40 AM
Must admit, I tried VRC when short course was added, but didn't think much to it at all..

Didn't get any sense of realism, haven't used it since..

DCM
06-01-2013, 12:41 PM
Most of the simbin games are realistic and run very well. VRC is ok, but for me, the pricing structure is expensive.

Moose
06-01-2013, 06:22 PM
The game is fun, price is ok unless you compare it with other game.
I have to tell that I never drove SC and I don t want to, so I can t compare it with real SC. But for sure it doesnt help much with 2wd.
Touring for example is fun and is ok but it is different so you cant compare it with real track time.
I think 100 are better spent on the track than in VRC if you want to get faster but if you want to have fun with your own transmitter at home its better than 32 scale.
If you are fast in real RC you are pretty sure fast in VRC but being fast in VRC tells nothing about real RC skills.

DCM
06-01-2013, 06:54 PM
You can use the vrc adapter to play other games on the pc to.

Danny Harrison
07-01-2013, 02:26 AM
Pricing is a bit harsh I agree, but if your not in a rush to mod your cars then you can earn the veuro no problem.

I'm liking it. After 3 months off RC racing (with only 3 months experience before it)

I came back last week and felt reasonably comfortable with my b44. Im certain playing vrc occasionally has helped keep my eye in.

Im going to put in a few hours before next meeting and see if im any more in control next time.

Razer
07-01-2013, 06:35 AM
Must admit, I tried VRC when short course was added, but didn't think much to it at all..

Didn't get any sense of realism, haven't used it since..

As I said, it does take some getting used to.

Razer
07-01-2013, 06:37 AM
Most of the simbin games are realistic and run very well. VRC is ok, but for me, the pricing structure is expensive.

Comparing to non-rc games doesn't really count for anything at all in this thread. If you want to go simracing, it's Iracing and a Fanatec or G27 wheel in a serious custom seat for me. And that definitely wasn't cheap!

This thread is about online RC.

Razer
07-01-2013, 06:40 AM
The game is fun, price is ok unless you compare it with other game.
I have to tell that I never drove SC and I don t want to, so I can t compare it with real SC. But for sure it doesnt help much with 2wd.
Touring for example is fun and is ok but it is different so you cant compare it with real track time.
I think 100 are better spent on the track than in VRC if you want to get faster but if you want to have fun with your own transmitter at home its better than 32 scale.
If you are fast in real RC you are pretty sure fast in VRC but being fast in VRC tells nothing about real RC skills.

For me, it helps everything. Of course I'd rather be on a track, but as stated, I have no track nearby, and then this helps lots. Even in 2wd. I'm decent in "real" RC, got 52 at the worlds, won the national champs, 13th both classes at oOple race. Not brilliant, but decent.

And now I've kept my skills up and running over the winter, because of VRC. Of course it would be better to be on the track practicing, but when you can't this is as good as it gets.

And in terms of costs, it is what you make it. You can be a lite member, get the tracks when they're on offer(During the worlds month december, all the WC tracks was for free), and for Shourt course the only option that could help a tenth or two would be the faster motor that costs 2 euros.

So if you love offroad, and don't have a track, but do have some patience and a decent computer, get VRC. :-P

Gayo
07-01-2013, 08:26 AM
Hey Razer, are your VRC setups available somewhere? I like VRC but I struggle to get a "feel" of some setup changes.

Razer
07-01-2013, 08:33 AM
Hey Razer, are your VRC setups available somewhere? I like VRC but I struggle to get a "feel" of some setup changes.

If you look at the tips page on Mikes HS 1, my worlds setup is there for stock electrics. Add an RX8 speedo, an LRP 5900 battery, a 4600 kv tekin motor, and an Associated Defender body, and you have my exact setup. Feelingwise, I'd say the motor and body is the only thing you really notice;-)

Gayo
07-01-2013, 12:51 PM
Feelingwise, I'd say the motor and body is the only thing you really notice;-)

Haha yeah, I went for the AE body and I felt quite a difference, truck felt more sure-footed.
The annoying thing is that I later read, from the game designers, that the AE body has the same characteristics that the stock one, the only difference being aestetic :rolleyes: I can't believe that is only placebo effect so I keep using it :lol:


Many thanks for your tips, I will try your setup soon.

Razer
07-01-2013, 01:11 PM
Haha yeah, I went for the AE body and I felt quite a difference, truck felt more sure-footed.
The annoying thing is that I later read, from the game designers, that the AE body has the same characteristics that the stock one, the only difference being aestetic :rolleyes: I can't believe that is only placebo effect so I keep using it :lol:


Many thanks for your tips, I will try your setup soon.

This game is a perfect way to fooook with your head, but even though they say it's no difference, I wouldn't be surprised if there were a few different parameters they won't tell us about;-)

Moose
07-01-2013, 07:50 PM
I always felt a difference in tires but there is no :)

Martin, do you run much expo in vrc ?
I know you are super fast in real live but for me I cant see real improvements. Its fun but I can t see it makes me faster. Seems like some can improve with it and some not. Talked to one pro driver and VRC driver a few weeks back and he told me for onroad its too much different to be helpful.
I just hope for a proper offroad class, I really dont like those sc trucks. 12 scale is fun in vrc I think :P

One thing I dont like about VRC is that the USB connector makes a big difference. Maybe not better or worse but a direct connection feels better than using only the receiver. Direct connection with some USB connectors are much better than the vrc usb connector.

Razer
08-01-2013, 12:41 PM
I always felt a difference in tires but there is no :)

Martin, do you run much expo in vrc ?
I know you are super fast in real live but for me I cant see real improvements. Its fun but I can t see it makes me faster. Seems like some can improve with it and some not. Talked to one pro driver and VRC driver a few weeks back and he told me for onroad its too much different to be helpful.
I just hope for a proper offroad class, I really dont like those sc trucks. 12 scale is fun in vrc I think :P

One thing I dont like about VRC is that the USB connector makes a big difference. Maybe not better or worse but a direct connection feels better than using only the receiver. Direct connection with some USB connectors are much better than the vrc usb connector.

No, I don't use any expo actually. I used to run some expo in touring, but I never do in offroad.

About improving, I think it helps my reflexes and such. Other than that, I might have just reached my potential, so that there's no more to gain:-P
And also for me, as I have very limited practice opportunities, it keeps my hands warm and soft, as I tend to be very stiff and shaky if I haven't driven for a while.

Danny Harrison
10-01-2013, 11:52 PM
its definitely making me quicker in VRC. Just pulled 19th out of 206 on the round 1 rhein main (Very good for me!)

Im sure it will help me as last time out in real life I was shaky too. I feel like I'm brimming with confidence after putting 500km in this week.

I just got a refund on tyres I bought btw. The parameters are the same on all tyres. Bit misleading that was....

Danny Harrison
12-01-2013, 11:32 PM
its definitely making me quicker in VRC. Just pulled 19th out of 206 on the round 1 rhein main (Very good for me!)

Im sure it will help me as last time out in real life I was shaky too. I feel like I'm brimming with confidence after putting 500km in this week.

I just got a refund on tyres I bought btw. The parameters are the same on all tyres. Bit misleading that was....

OK I went out for real tonight at YORCC in York. Finished 4th in the A final and felt really in control and sharp.

Thrashing out some miles on VRC this week, has without a shadow of a doubt, helped me massively .

Thumbs up from me.

Richard Lowe
22-01-2013, 04:04 PM
Is it me being a bit thick or is the pricing a bit confusing? I'm looking into the getting it for just the off road, but what are you actually paying for?

On the sign up page there are 6 options, am I right in thinking you have to pay for both the regular pro license at 8 euro's per month as well as the off road expansion at 60 euro's? Why does the off road pack have both 60 euro's and then also 73 euro's written next to it in small text?

Also how to you get hold of the USB adapter, it's not listed to buy anywhere on the website? :confused:

Alan Reeves
22-01-2013, 04:45 PM
you can start racing off road for 29 euros, pm me your email address and ill send you an invite :)

Alan Reeves
22-01-2013, 06:28 PM
Plus if you do it through me you'll get a bonus 10 veuros in your account when it starts :)

(can do this for anyone)

Danny Harrison
24-01-2013, 12:45 AM
Is it me being a bit thick or is the pricing a bit confusing? I'm looking into the getting it for just the off road, but what are you actually paying for?

On the sign up page there are 6 options, am I right in thinking you have to pay for both the regular pro license at 8 euro's per month as well as the off road expansion at 60 euro's? Why does the off road pack have both 60 euro's and then also 73 euro's written next to it in small text?

Also how to you get hold of the USB adapter, it's not listed to buy anywhere on the website? :confused:

You just pay the 29 euro's for the offroad starter pack bud. You get 3 months included and a fair few tracks. Aswell as a lot of the onroad stuff.

I sent you an invite a couple week back, Danny b44.1 at York :thumbsup: