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GP Bikes Beta 2 – Released

PiBoSo has released a second beta version of his GP Bikes simulation.

PiBoSo has released a second beta version of his GP Bikes simulation.

The new version comes with many fixes as listed below as well as several new features such as live timing, Kinect face tracking and much more.

Despite being a one-man project, the title is looking quite stunning as you can check out in the video below.


fix: calibration crash
fix: input dead-zone
fix: “sticky” buttons assign
fix: calibration lost when a controller is disconnected
fix: paused input and face tracking
fix: results, replay and restart at the end of the last session
fix: multi-line MOTD
fix: master server disconnection
fix: race classification
fix: reset bug
fix: freelook tilt
fix: smooth and deadzone and linearity heading
fix: pit status
fix: restore tyre wear state after a reconnection
fix: possibility to set client port
fix: chat color
new: xml export
new: live timing
new: white list
new: input plugins support
new: kinect face tracking
new: GUID
new: results end race
new: plugins draw
new: rain occluders
new: direct-steer option
new: track animations
new: fixed cockpit view
new: pause / resume dedicated server event
new: possibility to disable polls

Minimum requirements:
Operating System: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8, 32 or 64 bits
Processor: 1.5 GHz
RAM: 512 MB
Video Card: 64 MB OpenGL 1.2.1-compliant
DirectX Version: DirectX 8.1 or newer libraries

The download  below serves as a demo, a full license of the title sells for 20 Euro, including a license for PiBoSo’s World Racing Series as well!

[boxdownload]Download GP Bikes Beta 2 Here[/boxdownload]
  • Marcus Caton

    I wanna Buy a Bike right now!!!!!

    • StarFoXySxv550

      get the beta, you get three I think 😛

  • Big Ron

    Holy cow, dat video. Ok, now I need a gamepad and the new beta.

    • Anonymous

      it drives very well with a wheel.ffb is good

    • Jukka Karppinen

      I prefer ffb joystic with motorcycle sims. It’s just shame there is so few sims, or actually that there’s not other sims than GP Bikes even it’s very good one.

      • gt3rsr

        Yep, GP Bikes is probably the only bike simulation on the market.

    • Michael Murphy

      I remember a bike game on the Amiga (No Second Prize) where you used the mouse for analogue control – worked very well.

  • speed1

    Really impressive, especially for a one man show. Respect !

  • Lukas Macedo

    The video does look impressive. WRS is a very interesting sim, but I haven’t tried the GP Bikes yet. I will def. give it a try.

  • Marco Conti

    All it needs is a decent controller or an adapter for a racing wheel. Something that maybe may clamp on the wheel?

  • Daniel Strowe

    Tried it with a keyboard, most assists off, only auto-clutch. Spent most of my time falling over.

    Time to set up my xbox controller, methinks. 😛

  • Dani .

    DirectX 8. Conclusions down here.

    • Dani .

      I think nobody takes my sarcasm ¬¬ I will be more clear next time. Dx8 and already looks similar to RF1, and not too far of RF2…

      • Anonymous

        rFactor also has DX8 and even DX7. And it’s 7 years old. The conclusion is that you did not think too hard before posting.

      • Dani .

        Yes sorry I didn’t. The first intention was to think about Dx8, is not too bad, and to criticise people who demand lastes Dx versios, but my comment is bad ok.

  • Jason Cooper

    need proper bike simulation controls then will be worth buying 100%

  • Jason Lancett

    works nice with a xbox controller

  • gt3rsr

    I’d rather have a bundle of GP Bikes and Kart Racing Pro. WRS is not so interesting, given how many car sims there are around…

    • StarFoXySxv550

      I’m surprised this bundle doesn’t exist, heck why not bundle all three.

      “Humble indy-sim bundle”

  • Jack_NL

    dayum this bike drives nice! takes “some” falling to get familiar with the nice track, with G25 its drive-able

  • Anonymous

    Did 1:44.746 with G25. 🙂
    I must admit it is quite rewarding when you get a grip of it. This is really close to be “the only one” proper bike sim out there.

  • Roger

    This is really a nice sim!!

    Its extremely hard, even with a console controller, but once you get it right its sooooo rewarding!! 🙂

    This would be amazing with a proper input device which simulates the actual inputs on a bike! The side to side movements could be tracked with a trackIR or Kinect (which i guess is now implemented!?)

  • Saxe

    absolute fantastic!!!!

  • Tomasz Zabłocki

    I’m so in love with this game … guys this thing is really worth your support. All these licensed crapwares don’t even come close to this little gemstone in terms of recreating the real thing. And these animations, these little things oh goddamit such a joy to watch the replays, and the way the bikes behave under the front break, pulling the clutch launched wheelies… damn that’s awesome. It reminds me of a thrill of a first racetrack visit, when you realize your bike’s true potential and your own shortcomings. Thank you Piboso, you’re THE MAN!

  • Jason Lancett

    this is just awsome.. thanks for the beta 2 orks well with wireless xbox contro;er