About RaceRoom Racing Experience

 

Free-to-play

 

RaceRoom Racing Experience (R3E) is the worldwide leading free-to-play motorsport simulation for PC and is your point of access to international race series like ADAC GT Masters, DTM and WTCC as well as legendary race cars and world renowned race tracks.

 

A selection of free content is available to you in single- and multi-player modes. Online events provide you the opportunity to experience also premium game content for free.

 

Optional game content like race cars, car liveries and tracks you can purchase anytime individually or in content packages with the in-game currency “virtual Race Points (vRP).”

 

 

It´s more than a game

RaceRoom Racing Experience is a common platform for all motorsport fans, sim racers and real world race drivers. No other PC game brings you closer to professional motorsports and the drivers of real race series. Race for fame and glory and win cool prizes.

Your dream car is waiting for you.

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Chevrolet, Ford, McLaren, Pagani, RUF, Radical, Volvo, Saleen and many more to come are part of the list of the best car manufacturers in the world dominating the world of motorsports. Here you can experience these dream cars yourself – anytime, as long as you want.

Pure realism that touches your senses.

Feel, see and hear like a professional race car driver behind the wheel. Your full concentration is needed and heated overtaking maneuvers will make you sweat. Will it be your sweet victory… or the bitter defeat? Get ready to experience motorsport action to remember.

“The sounds of all the vehicles as well as the track noises are captured and reproduced faithfully by one of the most talented sound engineers in the industry. Experience the exciting and realistic sound of a racetrack on your PC”

The language of speed.

Many people all over the world go on the hunt for the speed record. Many of the most beautiful places on the globe are home to famous racetracks. Get in and take over these places for you.

Racing for the whole family.

Novice, Amateur and Get Real driving physics modes offer a challenge for all players and make this game an experience for the whole family.

International RaceRoom Community.

The RaceRoom Motosport Community connects motorsport fans, simracers and real racers worldwide with each other. Here you can witness series-overarching Motorsport, share your passion and measure yourself with like-minded people.

Racing nonstop!

RaceRoom Racing Experience is constantly being improved. New vehicles, tracks, racing series will be realized regularly to pursue the aspiration of making the gaming experience even more realistic and exciting.

Free Download!

Free Download

 

Downloading RaceRoom Racing Experience is free. After installing the game you can get started right away. Five different racing cars and three race tracks with a total of eleven different track layouts are available totally for your enjoyment.

 

In numerous online events you can experience additional premium game content for free, measure yourself with real racers on the leaderboards and even win some prize.

Start your engine!

Try before you buy

With RaceRoom you can test all chargeable Vehicles for an indefinite period before you decide to buy your favourites.

Installing RaceRoom Racing Experience

1. Installing Steam:

 

RaceRoom Racing Experience is a product available through Steam, the online digital distribution service. You have to register a free Steam account to be able to use Steam.

An Internet connection is required to install and play the game “RaceRoom Racing Experience”.

You already have a Steam account?

Existing users of Steam can download RaceRoom Racing Experience by navigating to the RaceRoom Racing Experience STORE PAGE and clicking “PLAY GAME” to install and to add it to their Steam library.

You don´t have a Steam account?

If you are currently not a registered user of Steam, you can go here to learn more about, and install Steam.

After installing Steam, navigate to the RaceRoom Racing Experience STORE PAGE.

Click “PLAY GAME” to install RaceRoom Racing Experience and to add it to your Steam library.

2. Register a free account on RaceRoom Racing Experience:

First time users of RaceRoom Racing Experience must first register a free account. Please note: you have to accept the EULA (End User License Agreement) in order to complete the registration.

 

After completing the registration process, you will receive an email with a link to verify and activate your account. Click the link. After completing the link, you will be taken to the login page where you can now sign in with your new RaceRoom Racing Experience credentials.

 

After logging in, you will be taken to your personal RaceRoom Racing Experience Portal page. More about your personal user profile page can be found here. We wish you a lot of fun with RaceRoom Racing Experience!

System requirements

Minimum:

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista / 7
Processor: Dual core at 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or AMD equivalent
Memory: 4 GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1.5 GB Video Card or AMD equivalent
DirectX®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 18 GB HD space
Sound: DirectX compatible
Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection

Recommended:

Processor: Quad-core AMD or Intel @ 2.4 GHz
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2.0 GB Video Card or AMD equivalent
Memory: 8 GB

Supported Input Devices

 

The following controllers are natively supported and have their own profiles available in the game. Hardware not listed below will work as well, but requires you to create a custom profile.

Fanatec

  • Fanatec Clubsport BMW Wheel
  • Fanatec Clubsport Wheel
  • Fanatec CSR Elite Racing Wheel
  • Fanatec Porsche GT3RS Wheel

Logitech

  • Logitech Chillstream
  • Logitech Driving Force GT
  • Logitech Driving Force Pro
  • Logitech G25 Paddle Shift
  • Logitech G27 Paddle Shift
  • Logitech Momo Racing Wheel
  • Logitech Racing Wheel USB

RaceRoom

  • RRDC1 Wired
  • RRDC2 Wireless

Thrustmaster

  • Thrustmaster Dual Analog
  • Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 Force Feedback Racing Wheel
  • Thrustmaster GP XID
  • Thrustmaster GPX Lightback
  • Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Pro
  • Thrustmaster T300RS Racing Wheel
  • Thrustmaster T500RS
  • Thrustmaster T-Mini Wireless Black
  • Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel
  • Thustmaster T500 Ferrari F1 Wheel
  • XBOX 360 Controller for Windows
  • XBOX 360 Wireless Controller for Windows

Settings and Options

Aspect Ratio

Choose the Aspect Ratio that matches your monitor. If you are running 1920×1080 resolution the corresponding aspect ratio would be 16:9.

Vsync

Turn Vsync on if you experience tearing problems or unstable framerate. Disable Vsync to reduce input/render lag.

Resolution

After you choose the correct Aspect Ratio of your screen, you can adjust the resolution. If you suffer from performance issues you can try running a lower resolution.

Field of view

The field of view (abbreviated FOV) is the extent of the observable game world that is seen on the display at any given moment. A multiplicator of 1 equals a vertical FOV of 58 degrees.

Fullscreen

Choose whether to run the game in fullscreen or windowed mode. Fullscreen mode usually results in better performance and is recommended.

Toggle Mirrors

This setting will enable/disable the rear mirrors on your car (not the virtual mirrors provided by the game itself)

Track Level of detail

Choose the amount of details displayed on the race tracks. Lowering this settings will help your performance, but the tracks will miss some details such as spectators and other trackside objects.

Car LOD Distance setting

This setting controlls the “Level of Detail” (LOD) of the cars. You can adjust the distance where the game starts to show less detailed car models to save performance. If set to “high” that means the distance where low detailed cars are visible is larger than for example on the “medium” setting.

Particle Detail

Adjust the quality of smoke and dust effects generated by cars going through gravel pits or spinning wheels.

Tiremarks

Enable or disable marks on the tarmac being left by the cars tires.

Specular

Enable or disable sun reflections on the asphalt.

Car Reflection Quality

Adjust the quality of the reflections on your car body. Using the low setting will result in a big performance boost.

Track Animations

Enable or disable animated characters on the track, such as marshalls and mechanics. This setting will have no effect on the spectators.

Shadows

This setting controls the quality and resolution of the shadows in the environment. Using the low setting will result in a big performance boost.

Car Shadows

This setting controls the quality and resolution of the shadows casted by the cars. Using the low setting will result in a big performance boost.

Contact Shadows

This setting controls the number of cars that cast a shadow directly under the car. A high number is recommended. It won´t affect the performance much.

Shadow Split

This setting enables/disables a special render technique for shadows that helps scaling shadows over distance. Turn it on for higher quality shadows. Turn it off for a performance boost.

Multi Sampling

Adjust the amount of Multi Sampling Anti-Aliasing. The higher the number the less jagged edges you will see in game.

FXAA

This special method of Anti-Aliasing will further soften your image. Turn it on to reduce jagged edges. Turn it off for a sharper image.

Bloom

Bloom is a post-processing effect that emulates light emerging from bright spots on the screen as it happens often with real cameras.

Motion Blur

Choose between two methods of motion blur:
fast (less accurate but better performing) and complex (more accurate but heavier impact on performance.

Motion Blur Quality

Adjust the overall quality of motion blur.

Light Shafts

Enable/Disable sun rays.

Lens effects

Enable/Disable effects caused by the camera lens.

Track texture quality

Adjust the resolution of textures used on the tracks.

Car texture quality

Adjust the resolution of textures used on the cars.

Rear view mirror quality

Adjust the resolution of the car mirrors.

Shader Quality

Adjust the overall quality of shaders.

Corner Markers/Kurven Markierungen

Corner markers are there to help you navigate around the track.

Animated Driver

Enable/Disable driver hands on steering wheel in cockpit view.

Wheel Rotation

Adjust the amount of degrees the in-game wheel is using.
Only works if animated driver is disabled.

Shift Mode

Choose whether you want to shift yourself or to use auto-shift.

Auto Clutch

Choose whether you want to clutch yourself or to use auto-clutch.

Channels

Choose how many sound channels the game should put out. It is recommended to match the number of channels of your sound system.

Master Volume

Controls the overall volume of the game.

Menu Volume

Controls the volume of the menu effects.

Player Volume

Controls the volume of the players car sound.

Opponents Car

Controls the volume of the opponents car sound.

Engine Volume

Controls the volume of the engine sound relative to other sound effects generated by your car.

Effects Volume

Controls the volume of other effects (such as the transmission) generated by your car in relation to the engine sound

Road Noise

Controls the volume of the noise generated by the friction of your car as it drives over asphalt.

Scrub Volume

Controls the volume generated by tire scrubbing.

Skid Volume

Controls the volume generated by tire skidding.

Ambience Sound

Controls the volume of ambience sounds such as spectators, track commentators etc.

Reverb Factor

Controls the amount of reverberation of sounds.

Controller Profiles

This is the location where you find all default and custom profiles for your controllers. You start by using the default profile. As soon as you modify it, a custom profile will be created. Which means you can always go back to the default profile, if you are not happy with the changes you made. You can rename and delete your own custom profiles.

Primary Functions

Here you can find all the basic controls used by the game and assign buttons to them.

Secondary Functions

Here you can find more advanced controls used by the game and assign buttons to them.

H Pattern Shift

Enable this setting if you want to use a H-Shift device. Don´t forget to disable again when going back to paddle shifting. Failing to set this up correctly will result in mis-shifting problems.

Speed Sensitive Steering

Speed Sensitive Steering (SSS) helps to stay in control of the car by lowering the sensitivity of controller input at high speeds. It´s mainly helpful for gamepad drivers and not recommended for steering wheel users.

Min/Max Steering Speed

Adjusts the gap (minimum and maximum speed) where Speed Sensitive Steering (SSS) takes effect.
For example: If you set Min Steering Speed to 50 and Max Steering speed to 200, that means SSS will only start to take effect after your car has reached 50 km/h and will have reached its maximum effect at the speed of 200 km/h.

Analog Sectors

Here you can adjust the sensitivity of your steering input divided by 3 sectors.
For example you can decrease the sensitivity when starting to turn in, but increase the amount when reaching higher steering angles.

This is mainly helpful for gamepad drivers and not taken into account for steering wheels.

Return Multiplier

The Return Multiplier adjusts the velocity the in-game wheel centers itself after letting go the analogue stick on your game controller. This setting has no effect on Steering wheels.

Steering/Throttle/Brake Sensitivity

Adjust the linearity of your Steering/Brake/Throttle Axes.
Increasing the Sensitivity will result in bigger output by maintaining the same input.

It is not recommended for steering wheel users to modify these settings.

Throttle/Brake/Clutch Dead Zone

Adjust the amount of dead zone on your pedal Axes.
Only recommended if your input device has faulty neutral positions.

Force Feedback

Find a dedicated thread about Force Feedback in our: FFB Guide

  • Instant replay – R
  • Brake Bias front – [
  • Brake Bias rear – ]
  • Toggle driver names – D
  • Toggle virtual mirror – 9
  • Toggle position bar – 8
  • Toggle speed cluster – 7
  • Toggle race line – 4
  • Toggle ghost car – 3
  • Toggle track map – minus
  • Toggle car status display – 5
  • Toggle apex hunt display – =
  • Toggle speed cluster – 7
  • real time chat – c
  • Toggle automatic gearbox – F4
  • Toggle automatic clutch – F5
  • Reset FFB – Alt/F
  • Screenshot – F12
  • Driver camera – Insert
  • Car camera – Home
  • Replay – Ctrl+Left / Ctrl+Right control the playback speed

More Information and FAQ can be found at the Sector 3 Forum.

About Sector3 Studios/ RaceRoom

 

 

„When you go to the race track, you can feel the speed and the power close-up, but when you race the track yourself it becomes a part of you. RaceRoom is a place where everyone can experience how emotional racing is from a drivers perspective.”

Klaus Wohlfarth – Founder KW automotive GmbH

 

We have made it our mission to build a bridge between the real and virtual world of motorsports and we pursue the goal that the fascination and the emotions of motorsports are not only limited to professional race drivers, but can be experienced by everyone.

 

Sector 3 Studios AB

Sector3 Studios AB is a Swedish game developer committed to the creation of realistic championship experiences for motorsport series worldwide, including; DTM, ADAC GT Masters, and the WTCC. Established in 2014 by accomplished developers from SimBin Studios, Sector3 quickly assumed responsibility for the development of RaceRoom and began releasing updates to meet and exceed community expectations for the virtual racing platform. Sector3 Studios is located at Gothia Science park in Lidköping, Sweden. A short ride by train from Stockholm and Gothenburg, Skövde is a technological and educational hub reveling in the advancements of our age while maintaining its quiet simplicity and charm. In the studio and at race tracks around the world Sector3 maintains partnerships with motorsport to create unique opportunities within the race gaming genre. From petrolheads to casual gamers Sector3 puts the thrill of racing in the player’s hands with one goal, to enjoy the drive. Find more information on www.sector3studios.com

KW automotive GmbH

The company with its registered address in Fichtenberg, Germany is one of the most successful manufacturers of sports driving dynamics. KW offers its customers the largest suspension program world-wide. Simulation with the latest technology is one of the backbones in the strong development sector of KW. The company is a unique mediator for RaceRoom between the real and the virtual world and responsible for development and production of the RaceRoom hardware systems. Find more information on www.KWsuspensions.com

RaceRoom Entertainment AG

The company with its registered address in Rotkreuz, Switzerland, is an entertainment company with production facilities in Germany and Sweden for virtual racing hardware and racing game software for use in stationary or mobile business applications as well as solutions for home users. The company is the central publisher, licensor and main contractor for RaceRoom.

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