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Reminder: rFactor 2 DirectX 11 Beta Coming Today

A DirectX 11-equipped beta version of rFactor 2 will be released later today. Watch a new video trailer in the meantime.

As announced a few weeks ago, Studio 397 will be releasing a major milestone for rFactor 2 today as players will get their hands on a DirectX 11 equipped beta of the title.

This marks a major milestone for rFactor 2’s graphics as the title will finally be able to support modern technologies such as virtual reality and more modern looking visuals.

Until the beta is available for download later today, you can check out a preview video of rFactor 2 in DirectX 11 below.

  • melanieuk1

    Well the update has been released but there is no release note, to say what as been updated or added, the update is 230 MB, and I cant see anything in the menu to allow me to enable to disable any of this new update, load times of the one track I tried Nola, with the USF are still the same, just over 4 minutes it took me I have 32GB of ram installed, so I’m not sure is going on as there is no release note, think I’ll take a look on the 397 forums, see if they can shed some light, will not be commenting on their forum, as I know the deal between me and their forum users.

  • The Preacher1

    Update release 7 pm cet

    • melanieuk1

      Thank you Preacher1, I had two updates today for rfactor2, one was a workshop update, and another was a 230MB update came with no release note, so was confused when I checked the launcher, and it said build 1108 was released December last year, so I’m wondering what was the 230MB update.

      • Race Nut

        1108 was the latest build but, if you choose the beta build, it would revert to that version / opt out of beta and it reverts to 1108 again (Current). The new beta version number has yet to be revealed but, you will need to choose that when it is available unless instructed otherwise by S397.

      • melanieuk1

        Have to say I am looking forwards to the new update, I suppose many are as well, as the studio 397 website seems to be running really slow and updating slow.
        would you know what this 230MB file I had download this afternoon, as It didn’t come with a release now, and thank you for your reply.

  • HammerX

    Can anyone report with accurate information when the beta drops, it’s May 2nd in some places. Thanks.

    • Leynad

      Right click>properties>Betas and select v1108-dx11-open-beta
      3 GB:)

      • melanieuk1

        I cant wait to test the 24 hr time the day cycle with full weather cycle X 20 to see how it looks, as none of this was previewed in a video or screen shots.

      • Leynad

        Likely no looks-like-pCars-weather-effects, but just did a race at Interlagos and graphics are nice in DX9 already. I would say a bit better than Raceroom when ignoring the car interior and HUD.

      • melanieuk1

        Well I am not expecting it to look like Project Cars or even Assetto Corsa, but looking like or better than Race Room was/is the minimum I expect.

      • Leynad

        Since i´m running 4k, every sim looks at least very crisp and the differences in RR, AMS and Dirt Rally was stunning. Not that much in AC and pCars, so it got a bit more even between all.

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        Weather effects haven’t been touched yet if you read the anouncement carefully. But it’s on the list for upcoming updates, so don’t get your hopes up too much for now.

      • HammerX

        Yup just saw that it was there, cheers.

  • Slim_Boy_Fat

    In UK and downloading now.

  • Jetexocet

    I’m having a bath….TMI I know, but can someone on here let us know how it is using S397’s own content, non modded. I thank you.🛁

  • HammerX

    Rfactor2.exe has stopped working, anyone else?

    • Leynad

      No, but try an integrity check.

      • HammerX

        Did that too still same issue here.

      • CeeCee

        Integrity check was done.
        Just found this, apparently plugins are a major cause of crashes:
        Go to rFactor 2UserDataplayerCustomPluginVariables.JSON and set 0 next to the plugins that draw on the screen.
        and this
        if the game doesnt start disable all the pluggins is what i read on on the forum.
        try delete cbash files and shaders files,boths in userdata
        Can only try it tomorrow.

    • CeeCee

      Here it crashes with a d3d11.dll error saying it is faulty. Everything up to date here so will have to wait for the nearly crashing forum.studio-397.com to speed up again and report it.

      Dedicated server update seemed to start slowly after opening but seems to be working.

  • OldRacer

    I’m stuck in Window mode, It’s set to fullscreen in the game, any Ideas how to get fullscreen back.

  • Johnny Fandango

    set all plugin off

    • HammerX

      Where would you do that? The only plugins I have are what came with the game and the one i did have I took out of the folder, Still runtime error on when clicking play.

      • Leynad

        Did you try to open it without your user-data in Documents/rFactor2?

  • HammerX

    Welp I noticed now that both versions of Rf2 are porked when i tried to revert. Buyer beware!