Ferrari Virtual Race 1.0 – Released

It might be another long while until Slightly Mad Studios’ Ferrari Project is out, you don’t have to wait that long to drive your favorite prancing horse road car though – Thanks to Ferrari Virtual Race.

The official Ferrari racing game lets you drive the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and Ferrari 430 at Mugello, one of the company’s trademark tracks. The game is not supposed to be a real simulation but more of a driving game, if you enjoy Ferraris and titles like GRID or Gran Turismo it’s worth to be checked out for sure.

The current version of the game is single player only, an online-version as well as new cars like the Ferrari California are already in the pipeline.

Download Ferrari Virtual Race 1.0

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  • mike

    just trying to download it…going only 60kb/s :weird: I wonder where they have these servers that are running so slow.

  • scca1981

    hmm… thats about all I have to say about this.

    I hope this isn’t a preview of the full game.

  • erale

    scca1981:
    I hope this isn’t a preview of the full game.

    Which full game?

  • Gaiajohan

    It does 170KB/s here and well yeah that’s slow..

    And indeed scca1981, what full game? This is just a free game from Ferrari. has nothing to do with the title SMS are doing.

  • ctrlz

    Too slow,10kb/s China

  • scca1981

    I assumed it had something to do with the Ferrari project. I was hoping I was wrong because this isn’t worth the download.

  • kScope

    scca1981:
    I assumed it had something to do with the Ferrari project. I was hoping I was wrong because this isn’t worth the download.

    It has nothing to do with ferrari project, afaik there is system3 behind FVR.
    However the models and the track layout are quite good and maybe it should be ported to some other platform (hint scca hint)

  • Gaiajohan

    Too easy.. But gameplay is what GRID should have been..

  • Mr. A

    HDR haters should un-tick the “minimal version” setting or run the FerrariVR_Hi.exe :sd:

  • Uff
  • trebor901

    This game or sampler is made by Synetic, the people who made World Racing / Crash Time / Crash Time 2

  • drowsy

    It’s not a simulation by any means, but I honestly thought it was alright enough. Games like GRID and NFS should feel like this, at least it felt like there were four tires and an engine on the car, which isn’t something I can really say about most racing games these days.

  • Wolfzz

    Hi Guys I would love to try it BUT
    I cant even sign up to the site as it wont except my email address weird.
    Is there anywhere else I can download it from?
    Cheers

  • RaYqUe
  • Siggs

    I’ll just say thats a nice cockpit, horribly textured. :sad:
    .

  • Bjorn

    I think it’s a great game. I mean… you get it for free FFS… And there’ll soon be a multiplayer-edition available, well that’s awesome!

    The handling is fun I’d love to race with some friends with this – it’ll be awesome when that’s possible.

    The only thing that annoys me a tiny bit is the sounds… I think they’re just horrible xD

  • ermax18

    How do we know this isn’t SMS? If it isn’t SMS then who is it? The track looks nice from the screen shots and videos. All the video’s I have seen are button beaters. It would be interesting to see if the physics could be tweaked for more realism. I need to download and check this out.

  • Uff

    We know it’s not SMS because there is System3 website at the end of the page, together with a link to their website among the shortcuts after the installation. :wink:

  • xilix

    I agree with others, that Grid should have been at “least” this good in terms of physics. This is by no means a sim, but it’s so infinitely better than Grid and NFS in terms of playability. I actually played this for a little while and semi-enjoyed it. It’s too bad System3 won’t get behind some good physics and make this a proper sim, or at least a little more hardcore.

    Man, I’m really starting to love Ferrari’s. I always liked them, but something lately is really making me attracted to them. I LOVE 612 and 599. They’re true tourers you can do real mileage in, and they haul ass.

  • http://racingrenders.com F1Racer

    Not bad for a free game. Cars look nice, Track looks great, especially the grass. Sky is nice too.
    Be nice not to have so much traction and a bit more steering input would be good.
    I thought we’d have better sounds coming from the Italian marque themselves, but again, for free its nothing to complain about.
    Its not sim but I dont think it was meant to be. Its fun for some quick and dirty driving where you dont have to think too much. Kind of like the equivalent of watching a Steven Seagal movie. You don’t need your brain switched on.
    Thats not a bad thing sometimes.
    Yeah, not too shabby at all.

  • eddiespag

    I have trepidation in responding to this free sample sim, and what my opinion to it is. I’m cautious because it could be released to gauge our reactions to it by System 3, and with SMS paying attention as well. I’d be afraid that they may say to themselves, “Look, they like it! There’s no real need to put too much resources into a hardcore/realistic simulation. Or just not right now, in these difficult economic times. There is a viable market out there for this, even for the community of sim racers.” To me it seems it’s just part of good business sense that they’ll be paying attention to this, even in our forums. You know the saying, “leave no stone unturned”.

  • Raikku

    Free link anywhere? Don’t want to register etc.

  • ermax18

    Uff, I didn’t notice that. Cool. So maybe there is still hope that SMS can do it the right way.

  • Mr. A

    I also agree with previous posts. If GRID (and DIRT) would have had physics similar to this (even though it is simplistic) it would probably have been a lot of fun.

  • Gopher04

    Anyone upload to somewhere else, cant even register at this site???

  • kill4f00d

    How about we use some of the content in rFactor or GTR 2 or GTR Evolution? If it’s legal of course.

  • logos

    It seems FVR is developed with assets from System 3’s Ferrari Challenge semi sim for PS3. At least it looks pretty similar to that game. Let’s hope they’ll add some of the FC “sim” features to this game.

    Although even in its current stage FVR is very fun to play and looks pretty good for a free game.

  • XESSiV

    You guys should try disabling steering aid.
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Synetic\FerrariVR\Config.ini
    NoSteerAid=1

    have fun :wink:

  • Mr. A

    Thanks for the info XESSiV! I was hoping there was an option like that hiding somewhere, but I couldn’t find it myself. :happy:

    Made this little game a bit more fun. :grin:

  • mike

    thanks for the steering tip….now is there anyway to make it run linear with the G25 the in game steering.

  • XESSiV

    @ Mr. A
    You’re welcome.

    @ mike
    Not that I know of. For me the most drivable way is to set it to a lower turn degree in the wheel profiler.

  • lovretta

    Hmm i haven’t driven GRID that much, but if you say THIS is better then huh. What first came to my mind is that this is not better than NFS most pro street carbon wanted. And i still mean it. Gran turismo is waaay better then this.
    And i also hoped for some good sounds, but these are crap.

    Disclaimer: i know this isn’t meant to be a sim in any way :)

  • Cristi Rus
  • riches

    The game only works with one gamedevice.
    So i can’t race with it.
    As my pedals & shifter are on a other controller.
    Anybody has a bright idea?

  • lovretta

    riches:
    The game only works with one gamedevice.
    So i can’t race with it.
    As my pedals & shifter are on a other controller.
    Anybody has a bright idea?

    http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=139447&start=0&sid=0e26faf33c9049172cb320f4439f6794

    I used that before for one small game.. It worked perfectly.

  • riches

    For sure i can mix multiple joysticks to one with ppjoy.
    Is a nice solution.
    But i do not think i still have forcefeedback.
    Is a bit lame to drive such a game without FFB

  • Zorlac

    It doesnt work with the Xbox 360 gamepad with the XBCD drivers. I use XBCD so that both triggers are on seperate axis for brake/accel. I tried to set both in game, but the brake is on. I have to press brake in order to let off it. This unfortunately breaks the game for me so I cant play it.

  • Uff

    riches:
    But i do not think i still have forcefeedback.
    Is a bit lame to drive such a game without FFB

    Well, the situation is not so different for us too: you almost feel nothing on your steering wheel.

  • riches

    Ah well, it’s a beta.
    Up to the first update.

  • Hanzaleski

    Uff:

    Well, the situation is not so different for us too: you almost feel nothing on your steering wheel.

    I feel great FFB here. Deadzone (in game) set to 0. I have connected two wheels (momo and dfp) still effect are there (on DFP) Ideal range is at 420 ;o) Finally I fully agree with drowsy

    drowsy:
    It’s not a simulation by any means, but I honestly thought it was alright enough. Games like GRID and NFS should feel like this, at least it felt like there were four tires and an engine on the car, which isn’t something I can really say about most racing games these days.

    PS: With wheel its too easy beat AI on hard with no assistance etc. in one lap :/

  • Howie47

    Plenty of FF with G25. I love the physics. I did do the INI, change mentioned above. It was a little more tale happy. It’s a hoot to drive. Get’s two thumbs up from me.
    P.S. Yes the A. I. aren’t much of a challenge. There all to busy trying not to scratch their Ferraris.

  • logos

    If you have weak FFB or no FFB in some racing games, try to set the spring effect strength and the damper effect strength to 100% in the Logitech Profiler.
    This works very well with NFS Porsche Unleashed, so I suppose it will work also with FVR.
    Usually these settings are turned off in our wheel settings, since the most modern sim engines work better without them.

  • ayaxr

    kScope:

    It has nothing to do with ferrari project, afaik there is system3 behind FVR.
    However the models and the track layout are quite good and maybe it should be ported to some other platform (hint scca hint)

    The models, specially since they include full interiors seem worth the effort to port/convert out to other platforms.. Sadly this game isnt even NFS fun… imo a waste of 300mbs on your HD.

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