One Car, One Track In Five Sims – Videos

therealPaulaD has put together an interesting video, showing a popular car & track combo in five different simulations.

The video shows the Mclaren MP4-12C GT3 at Laguna Seca in rFactor 2, Project CARS, RaceRoom Racing Experience, SimRaceWay & Assetto Corsa.

Unlike other comparisons, the video does not use the splitscreen technique but shows the sims one after another.

  • wajdi nujeidat

    Sorry but why do even show this video where the rf2 car and track, both are a very bad and ripped/illegal mod?!

    • HardRock

      The video’s creator did say it in the description that the rF2 car and track are addons, not original content from the developers. Also, I assume the comparison is there because if you load up Laguna Seca with the MP4-12C in rF2 this is what you get at the moment. If there’s a better version of this car/track combo available then tell therealPaulaD.

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        Tbh, I don’t get why vR is so damn fast at posting these really silly comparison/grahix-d*ckmeassurement videos when there are tons of more interesting/important sim news arround wich could have more value for the reader. Still no news for the Spec Miata or some nice videos of the F1ASR mods for AC or the 1992 rF2 mod.

        Those comparisons don’t do aynthing except bringing a flamewar about graphics. No information about what is being compared. Is it track accuracy? Is it graphics? Is it sound? Handling of the cars? Nothing …

      • HardRock

        Why do you need being told what to compare? Look at what’s important to you and compare that. Although people above are right, the video does leave a lot to be desired in many ways, but track accuracy, graphics and to a lesser degree sounds can still be judged.

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        Not really my point if you read carefully. I expect from the movie maker some kind of purpose of the video. If everthing is up to the public viewer, why even publish such a video?

      • melanieuk1

        Quote “Tbh, I don’t get why vR is so damn fast at posting these really silly
        comparison/grahix-d*measurement videos when there are tons of more
        interesting/important sim news around which could have more value for
        the reader.” End of Quote (With spelling correction):)

        Maybe it’s because it is Robs blog site, and he does whatever he wants, no one asked you to come here if you don’t like it checkout other popular simracing site.

        On a side note, thank you for VirtualR Rob.

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        Ofcourse it is his blog and he can do what he wants to do. But some feedback, even negative one can’t hurt.I think after all he is trying to showcase sim racing in a informative way to attract current sim racers and hopefully new sim racers aswell, to pull this genre out of it’s niche.

        And videos like that aren’t doing the sim racing community any favor.

      • Deatroy

        Agree on that.
        Every Sim got it advantages and disadvantages.

    • Bakkster

      The AC track is a mod as well.

  • kantenflimmern

    He took the probably worst track mod and car mod to represent rF2, both are horrible quality in terms of physics and visuals (and partly illegal) *facepalm*

    • Chris Wright

      I have to agree that this shows rF2 very poorly, whereas it is obviously much more capable that what this suggests.

    • D3

      I know right…that mod is bloody terrible IMO. And illegal too, nice.

    • Depco

      It seems every time there is a video comparison the person making the comparison uses some ripped track and car from rF1 then compares it to the developers created content from another game (AC, pCars, iRacing, Etc) I have yet to see a comparison video where they actually use ISI made content and high quality graphics settings. I guess since rF2 kills all the other games is terms of physics and FFB feel they have to tear it down on graphics.

      How about a comparison of the URD EGT mod and an ISI track vs. the same developer track from AC, pCars and similar car? That i would think it to be a more apples to apples comparison.

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        You have a problem with using ripped content but then suggest using content that is just as illegal. (URD)

      • D3

        Uh…come again? How is the URD stuff illegal?

      • Depco

        The illegality of the URD mod its between the creators of the mood and the car companies… Not the same as people who take assets from one game and convert it to another game. The URD mod creators made the models from scratch. Based on real cars to be sure but not just pulled from another game. See? Not the same thing.

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        They are both technically illegal, how they got that way is slightly different and matters not at all.

        The entire premise for this article is pretty lame anyways…using mods to compare games (and doing it on different graphic settings to boot) is about pointless.

        How a video like this makes the ‘news’ yet not a single word about Next Car Game getting an entire new game engine is beyond me.

  • Simon Knight

    yeah the rf2 was a little unfortunate! also didn’t like the steering of project cars, seemed very unrealistic! Assetto, and surprisingly Raceroom, wins that!

  • Jovica Ilic

    RFactor2 looks like 1999. game πŸ˜€

    • Ma Ed

      But it sure knows how to party !! ( you know .. party like its 1999 ) lol

  • Lasse Jakobi Ougaard

    Wonder why they didn’t put iR in there aswell?

    • Hurdy Hurdy

      My guess is the video creators don’t subscribe to iRacing, hence cannot record their lap.

      • dd101

        My exact thoughts.. “how could they forget the reference!?” πŸ˜‰

    • ftrracingtv

      because who would pay for that

      • Bakkster

        People who like racing online, but can’t make scheduled league races? People looking for laser scanned tracks predominantly in the US?

      • coops17

        laser is only as good as the person using the info so it does not mean they are any better.

  • Hurdy Hurdy

    Why was the PCARS MP4-12C constantly in neutral?

    • HardRock

      It’s a display issue in replays only. Unfinished sim and all that. πŸ™‚

  • Kabonfaiba

    In terms of development level, AC and Raceroom have the top spot here for having the best balance of aesthetics, sound and physics. Raceroom has better sound, AC has the better physics. The other 3 sims represented don’t look as well-rounded. rF2 is handicapped and pCars needs work still. But I can definitely place SimRaceWay last – for having the longest development and still being underwhelming at it’s max potential.

    • Jordan Meagher

      Your the one thats handicapped you visually impaired arcade racing fan boy haha

      • Kabonfaiba

        Handicapped would mean I gave rF2 benefit of the doubt, since neither the car or the track was a an accurate depiction of how good rF2 can be with official content.
        I thought I was also clear on pointing out aesthetics instead of graphics. Good job showing everyone your own inadequacy though, that’s easy to see.

    • Kris Baxter

      Based on that vid you could assume pcars needs work, but in fact the lighting does not no justice. All the other games had bright sunshine where as pcars looked like it was ready to rain, rf2 just looked like and unfinished track, there were no skid marks or detail to the track. Of course it is not at all helped by the low resolution for any of the games, if we were all seeing these games for the first time in that vid, I wouldn’t buy any of them.

  • Jos

    presented in 640×480 πŸ˜›

  • Rlee

    OMG he dares make a comparison video with such low graphics settings? They all look disgusting, including pCARS based on that crappy video.

  • Ghoults

    I appreciate the effort but this does not give fair comparison between the different games. First of all he needs some kind of benchmark for comparison. That could be to set the game to 1920×1080 (which was not done) and then adjust the game graphics so he can get a solid 60fps when driving and not recording (different games react differently to recording). Some of the games looked downright horrible and not because the game looks horrible but because the video card settings and video recording settings were really bad. If you can’t get decent fps at 1080p try 720p.

    After that start capturing video and playing with the video editor. Also get the sound levels correct so all sims are equal.

    I hope this is taken as constructive criticism and not mindless bashing.

  • Jordan Meagher
    • melanieuk1

      Assetto Corsa looks better, in the other sim the track side objects and cockpit looks dark and bland, probably a limitation of the lighting the engine can’t manage.

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        Not a limitation. It is called HDR. Cockpits are mostly dark, because they are black and under constant shadowing whereas the eye looks to the bright sky wich gives an extreme contrast. Casted shadows will most likely give the impression of extremely dark areas in contrast to the sun. That’s how the human eye works.

    • Pablo Coronel

      rf2 feel much better, no fx

      • Deatroy

        Every guy feels different, so your statement is senseless.

    • Chris Kendrick

      hmm i didnt do that track but ill do one of it in 1080 p but honestly that version of silverstone is so dated from isi and doesnt do the current engine justice, go to the new kart track and try that out as far as a look at how rf2 looks with isi content or go to the track Poznan on rf2 it looks downright amazing but here is my vid from my setup on Seibring with the civics

  • Wayne Reed

    I dont know why we have all this in the first place. Does it really matter what sim is best. If you want a sim go buy if you dont want it then dont buy it simple really. All these flame wars does my head in. Its like being back at school. Oh my sim is better then your sim. one thing to say to that “GET A LIFE”

    • myvracelog

      it is all bs conversations to mine clicks for ad revenue to sustain the web for the more relevant sim news announcements. personally i get a chuckle out of the banter.

    • coops17

      give me back my ball lol

  • melanieuk1

    Nice post Rob, no doubt some fan boys will be foaming at the mouth with this one, lets have a guess which one will be doing the moaning.

    • D3

      Oh youuu scallywag…XD

      • melanieuk1

        lol πŸ˜‰

    • JamesonDuvel

      Foaming at the mouth goes both ways. If anything i find it more telling that you seem to enjoy a video like this…

      I wouldn’t blame any fair and rational person for having an issue with this video, regardless of which sim you prefer. The track and car presented here for rf2 are sub-standard, ripped, third-party mods that would look and drive embarrassingly poorly in any sim it was placed. Why would anyone trying to represent these sims fairly do this exactly?

      So just to balance things out, here’s a video of rf2 using ISI content, looks a lot more impressive now, right?:

      • melanieuk1

        Not interested

      • Noel Hibbard

        Great observation that things are dark when they are in shadows.

      • melanieuk1

        They are dark anyway its a flaw in the game engine, just look at every single rfactor 2 screenshots and videos, where you get to see the cockpit view, because dark flat cockpits rock for 2014.

      • Noel Hibbard

        I take it you didn’t watch any of these videos did you? The McLaren video shows a fully lit cockpit almost all the way around the track. This video in the C6R is mostly shaded accept for a few spots of the track where the position of the sun allows light onto the dash. The C6R and MP4 are different cars. The driver and dash are set much farther back in the C6R than the GT3 MP4. Have you seen either of these cars in real life? Apparently not.

      • melanieuk1

        I’m British, I don’t care about American box cars c6r, Clarkson said it best you guys cant make cars to save your life’s.

      • Noel Hibbard

        Okay… so go back and fix your post about dark cockpits being a limitation of the GFX engine because that was totally false info. Stop trying to derail the conversation with this talk about being British. You’re certainly not doing a good job of representing your country, thats for sure.

      • dd101

        Very mature and good (best?) looking GFX and SFX. Probably, the best modding platform it terms of (mature) process and tools.
        But the “driving” itself is more on “railroad” side (which is a huge step forward off “dancing holocraft” style of rF).

      • Birddogg66

        So your taking the time to post your sentiments due to you feeling rF2 how it’s presented in this video doesn’t match up? Are you drawing this conclusion yourself or listening to others as how you base your post in general? Actually you had me there for a minute with this sentence
        “I wouldn’t blame any fair and rational person for having an issue with this video, regardless of which sim you prefer”
        Anything after that becomes irrational IMO. You were ahead of the game at that point and then went and took yourself out. πŸ™‚

      • myvracelog

        king of what? charging to much to play a beta?

  • Professional Operator

    The author does not have a fast enough computer to run this comparison.
    If you want to compare software first of all you need proper hardware.

  • Glen Orpheus

    My car and tracks are better than yours, no mine are better, actually you both wrong my tracks and cars are just far superior to everything you have.
    Pmsl…….come on ladies, schools out

  • Bakkster

    He says it’s all running at max/full settings, but I find that hard to believe. The rF2 video especially looks nowhere near as good as I’ve seen rF2 look.

    I’d be interested in seeing a more comprehensive video, running what looked like actual max settings, without the modded content. Drop AC and rF2 for iRacing, Forza, and Gran Turismo.

    • melanieuk1

      I agree AC and rFactor 2 shouldn’t have been compared in this video, as they both don’t have an official laguna seca licensed circuit.

      • todemanjack

        But rFactor and A.C. biggest selling point is modability! So it is fair. It is even good that they chose mods to compare. So we see what we usually get in a mod.

    • myvracelog

      what the video does not tell you is how it takes 2 days to figure out how rf2 works just to start racing and then on top of that another 5 days to get everyone else that wants to use your server not to have mismatches. by then your ready to quit, PAY and join iracing for one click set up and on the track with in 5 minutes racing.

      • coops17

        its not that hard your making a mountain out of a mole hill. you want hard go to rfactor1

      • myvracelog

        really.. hmm i can pretty much work with rf1 to make it work for my ofline fun. maybe just because of years of use.

    • coops17

      dont drop real sims drop consoles

  • damys

    but the mp4-12c in RF2 is an unofficial addon.. that isn’t fair to compare.

    • cubadoo1

      And the assetto corsa track isnt an official track its a conversion so we cant compare that too.

  • todemanjack

    They all look good. Are we getting glutted with Sims? Is the world big enough?

  • coops17

    you will find the devs from all sims say comparisons are the biggest waste of time and do not do justice to them at all

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