Six Months of Free iRacing Promo

Cadillac is giving away promo codes for six free months of iRacing + three additional tracks, allowing all sim racers to experience the Cadillac CTS-V race car that was added to iRacing’s base content pack a few months ago.

By signing up to the Cadillac website (link below), users receive a promo code via email that enables them to sign up for a free six-month iRacing membership including the base content pack. Furthermore, the promo also adds three additional tracks as Mid Ohio, Infineon Raceway & Mosport are included as well!

As usual with iRacing promos though, the promo code only works for new members.

Sign up for six free months of iRacing Here

 

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  • Explosive Face

    Worth mentioning that they still need to charge $1 temporarily to make sure your details are valid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696231679 Ole Marius Myrvold

      And those 1$ you get back… It’s anyway, just one $…

      • http://www.facebook.com/the.bastard.poet Alejandro Ramirez

         For the content I’m getting it, I wouldn’t wind not getting that $1 back…!

  • http://www.facebook.com/oliver.hein Olli Hein

    still 1$ of costs -.-

  • Big Ron

    Is iRacing just playable online or rather with active internet connection? I would be interested to test it, but with my crappy DSL-connection there isn´t any chance to take part at online races.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001061294656 Rhys Gardiner

      As far as I’m aware, you only need an active internet connection. There’s no obligation to take part in online races.

    • Anonymous

      That doesn’t matter, you only need a connection to use the members site. Then you can test offline, or you can try open practice sessions online, maybe your connection can hold it :)

  • Bryan Godsall

    They really don’t do much to entice current members and recently expired members to resubscribe.

    • http://twitter.com/kr1nz kr1nz

       I only back to iRacing if they have a really good promo now. With GSC2012, AC and rF2 coming I’m not going to pay a such big subscription.

    • Anonymous

      They used to send 3 months for $10 offers to expired members, they may have stopped recently. There are always black Friday and free credit deals, not to mention anniversary and participation credits.

    • Holy Sword

      thats not true, current members just had a 30.00 promo credit, renew you membership for 99.00 and get 30.00 in iracing credits, that was pretty good for me to resignup, also if current members race once a week for 8 out of 12 weeks you get 10.00 iracing credits, that’s 40.00 a year

  • Pavel Drandiiski

    I love iRacing promos. You don’t have a credit card? Well go f… yourself and do not bother us again!

    • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

       Untrue, I did my subscription with PayPal. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Ford/100001922734704 Steve Ford

        Yep you can use paypal.  There are alot of people on iRacing with fake names.   You can pay iRacing with a unconfirmed paypal account using a fake name.  The secret is don’t make it too obvious of a fake name and no one will notice.

      • Anonymous

        lol why would people do this? I just can’t think what they would get out of doing it?

    • Anonymous

      That’s because some jerk-wads abused a previous promo which didn’t require CC or paypal. They signed up fake accounts, went wrecking, and when they were banned for it just created brand new accounts. Blame them, not iRacing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Potvin/1005488777 Eric Potvin

      UltimatePay is also available. Sheesh, at least make an effort when trying to badmouth something to at least be somewhat credible.

      • Pavel Drandiiski

        “We are sorry but this promotionis not available through UltimatePay…”

  • Anonymous

    Amazing offer. I’m only pissed off because there is no promos for existing customers. There is no way I’m paying 99 bucks for another year while newbies can play for free with so much content.

    • Anonymous

      There are lots of promos, just have to wait for them. I haven’t spent more than $75 for a year subscription since I started. That isn’t even counting up to $45/year in free credits for participation and being a member for a full year.

  • Anonymous

    So I tried SRW, and after 2 hours trying very hard to enjoy the free content, I got fed up with server issues and essentially zero participation and gave up.

    This promo gives far more content (5 road racing cars, two oval cars also enjoyable on road courses, 8 road courses), and itms better quality. Not only are the tracks laser scanned (and even include mid ohio and infineon like SRW, just good versions), but all the cars are proper RWD race cars instead of a stupid AWD car being your only free choice. Not to mention there are people actually online to race against. This content will give you 3 series to race full time, and another two that you can run partial schedules for.

    It’s freem everyone seriously owes it to themselves to try it out. I tried SRW, and it made me appreciate iRacing even more, because it just works.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Ford/100001922734704 Steve Ford

      First off.  This isnt’ new news. 

      You’re a iRacing fanboy.  Your opinion is null and void on anything simracing.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, so I guess as an iRacing fanboy you don’t want to hear my opinion on some recent bad decisions by iRacing, how I’m looking forward to Assetto Corsa, and the great new pCARS features?

        At least I don’t resort to namecalling…

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

         Lets kill that word and the flamebaiting shall we Steve ?     Whats up, wasn’t GRH enough for you ?

      • Anonymous

        Dude is nothing but a troll. If it isn’t on his list of sims, he will either troll that it has too many or too few cars in the same breath… don’t know why you keep him around, aside from he would just come back with a new name.

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

         I’m trying to give him every chance but he just doesn’t seem to want to take them.

      • Anonymous

        Mind editing the post to remove the inflammatory language?

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

         Done.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think this is the kind of news to be published as we know people will use false info to get the code and then Caddy will have to cancel this deal to their potential customers because the exploit became mainstream thanks to virtualr.net

    • Anonymous

      If I don’t post it people will complain that I don’t give iRacing enough exposure and if I do it’s wrong as well… seems like I just can’t win here.

      • Anonymous

        lol your site is a winner Rob! :)

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, you’re doing it right. No idea what SBK is on about… as usual ;)

    • Anonymous

      don’t see why they would bother?

    • Anonymous

      What false info is being published? The whole point of this promo is for people to get the free code, not sure what the problem is…

    • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

       What rubbish.  If there’s an exploit it’s not one that VR has created.  The promotion exists regardless of whether VR posts a thread about it or not.
      If people use false into, it’s not VR’s problem but iRacings and those dishonest enough to do so.

  • Anonymous

    Can someone post complete list of cars and tracks that comes with this promo?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Anonymous

      Mazda Miata, both RHD and LHD
      Pontiac Solstice in SCCA race trim
      Spec Racer Ford
      Cadillac CTS-V World Challenge GT car
      Legend car
      Street Stock

      Road tracks:
      Mid ohio
      Infineon/sonoma
      Mosport/canadian tire motorsport park
      Laguna seca
      Okayama
      Lime rock park
      Summit point charlotte motor speedway roval course

      Oval tracks:
      Charlotte, lanier, oxford plains, south boston, thompson, USA Speedway.

      That’s content for 3 road series every day of every week, 2 road series about half of the weeks, and 2 oval series every day every week, plus one more oval series half the weeks.

      • Anonymous

        you can’t winge at that, nice selection of stuff there! I tend to neglect the base content but in fact Laguna seca, Okayama, Lime rock and Summit (with two Circuits) is pretty good selection on the road side!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sebastian.keijmel Sebastian Keijmel

    Is iRacing going Bankrupt ? or does caddilac pay them alot lol

    • Anonymous

      Cadillac is footing the bill, just like Skip Barber Racing School did a year ago (except GM has a LOT more money ;) )

      We sim racers ask a lot of the time why sim developers pay for licenses instead of car manufacturers paying for their cars to be made. Well, this is what it looks like when the manufacturer pays :)

      • Anonymous

        Bout time!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Markus-Ott/100000878526131 Markus Ott

    To be honest that’s an impressive promo by Cadillac. If I wouldn’t have an inactive iRacing account already, I’d use this chance. 6 months for free.

    How pissed must paying members be about that? I’d be VERY pissed.
    6 month for free are 72 euros
    3 tracks are 45 euros
    = 117 euros costs saved.

    Good reason to NOT subscribe again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Ford/100001922734704 Steve Ford

      Use it!  Alot of current members will be using this since C+ racing licenses can’t race rookie series anymore.  There will be many members who open a second account to run rookie races.  This will also raise iRacings member count.  iRacing has some pretty smart dudes in their marketing office.  

      • http://twitter.com/kr1nz kr1nz

        Having multiple accounts isn’t a problem?

      • Anonymous

        Not necessarily. If you get banned on one of them, all your accounts get banned. If you behave in all of them, there is no problem if you really want to pay twice as much.

        The problem is multiple drivers on one account.

      • http://twitter.com/kr1nz kr1nz

         Hum…so, I have one account with some paid content on it, and don’t want to subscribe it again, I’m waiting for a great deal in one year membership or something. In the meanwhile, can I made a new account and use that cadiallac promo? I’m not sure.

      • Frank Johansen

         kr1nz: I think you can make a new account if you register with a different e-mail account. Dunno if they check your real name, just add/remove your middle name if you got one.

      • Anonymous

        It’s definately possible….

      • Anonymous

        Yes, you can just make a second account. If you really are concerned, contact support@iracing.com and ask them, they will let you know if there is a problem.

      • http://twitter.com/luke_wj Luke Ridgway

        Any iRacer can run in rookie races regardless of their licence class.  You can be an A Class driver and still run rookie races.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Ford/100001922734704 Steve Ford

        Not next season!!!  hahaha

      • Anonymous

        It applies only for the mazda cup and street stock rookie series, not for all. ahah

      • M C

        Great, the two series I’ve raced the most.  Won’t be renewing my sub’ then.

      • Anonymous

        You can race the Mazda on InRC and Grand Touring Cup. And the SS will have an own C series. 

      • M C

        I know, it just seems iRacing are further diluting the field sizes.

      • Anonymous

        It seems it’s an attempt to NOT dillute field sizes by getting the Miata drivers into iRNC and GTC.

      • Anonymous

        got to agree at first i shared thoughts with MC now if the non rookie drivers all race the iRNC and GTC participation in those series will finally be what it should of been!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Garrett/100001190916179 Jason Garrett

        Wrong, completely wrong.

        By iRacing getting people to finally move beyond the rookie series, we will see better participation in higher license-class series, which is a good thing!

      • Anonymous

        Rookie Miata and Street Stock won’t be open to C and higher drivers next season. SS will have a C class series with cautions, Miata has GTC and iRNC.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sebastian.keijmel Sebastian Keijmel

        its not even allowed two have two account for the same one person ;) by their policy

      • Anonymous

        They allow it, if one gets banned all of that user’s accounts get banned as well. They only don’t allow multiple people on the same account.

    • Anonymous

      During the year everyone can use promo and save a lot of money. It’s crazy pay 72€ for 6 month when you can pay 70$ (56€ ) for 1 year. Also for track you can pay them less than 30$ (not Euros). Total 80€. 

      Btw why people shuld be pissed? Everyone subscibe the first time with promo. So the problem are only 3 tracks? LOL

  • Guilherme Cramer

    Still no thank you, after the last two attempts and the bad things I read from people who were once #1 fans.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37IN6F2QL6W3MHPS6XM7LJY5IY Derek Speare

     Join up – this is the best chance so far to get some great content you’d have to otherwise purchase (tracks).  Don’t believe the misinformation some folks spread about iRacing costing too much money – Cadillacs aint cheap, either.

    I’ve been a member of iRacing for almost two years, have all the content, practice nearly every day (ARX) and race as frequently as I can.  I have been enjoying this fun we call sim racing since Papyrus released ICR almost 145 years ago (seems like).  I’ve owned just about every title and know the good and not so good in each one.

    iRacing is about as close to a widely accepted objective ideal as can exist (my opinion).  Sure it costs some money.  Quality does require an investment.  Sure you should have a good system to run it.  If you’re in it, then be in it to win it. 

    Did you know that iRacing has frequent promotions for members where they can receive iRacing credit for certain purchases?  For example, they just had a promo where if you purchased 75 USD in iRacing credit, you’d get another 25 as a freebie?  So I bought it (not the first time).  They just had another promotion where if you renewed for a year or two years, you’d get 30 in credit.  So I did that too (not the first time as well).  I saved 40 some percent on my membership renewal.

    They also give a 20% discount when you purchase content in bulk of 6 “pieces” at time.  That’s how I bought all of mine.  Once you have it all, you get a 25% discount on future purchases.  For a miniscule investment of what it would be to actually race, I have laser scanned cars and tracks as accurate as anything could be.  And there will be more down the road.

    iRacing requires a commitment.  If you’re in it for the long term and see the real and tremendous value iRacing has to anyone who enjoys sim racing, you’ll be rewarded for your commitment to it.  Commitment is a big thing to some people, but never is there an occasion where a commitment isn’t rewarding.

    Join up!  It’s worth it.

    • Anonymous

      Even if you’re in for the short term, there are worse ways to spend the next 6 months of sim racing. At least iRacing gives you the opportunity to RACE while you wait for rF2, pCARS, and AC. It’s free, so why not?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37IN6F2QL6W3MHPS6XM7LJY5IY Derek Speare

         I didn’t look at it that way, but I agree!  Six months of a phenomenal racing sim – for free!

    • Marco Conti

      I am with Derek here and not just because I own one of his excellent button boxes, but because he is right.
      I don’t currently swim in dough either and I have to work for every last dollar, but I maintain my iRacing account because I find it invaluable even if I don’t race there all the time and these days I race more in GTR2 then I do elsewhere.

      I have never had to pay more than $7 a month and I never bough my content individually because that would be silly. I waited until I could at least get the 20% discount and I took advantage of the several sales they have.  Now that I am a 100% member, I buy content as it comes out but with 25% off which makes it very affordable. 

      If you don’t like iRacing or honestly don’t feel you would get your money’s worth, no one is forcing you to become a member, but complaining about the cost claiming it’s $100 a year just for membership it’s silly. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Ford/100001922734704 Steve Ford

        Actually regular price is $99 a year.  What are you talking about? 

      • Anonymous

        You’re an iRacing member, but you don’t know there are deals 2-3 times at year where you can buy a 1 year sub at 70-75$. IMO this is a joke. 

        To renew you don’t need to wait until the subscription expires, you can buy another year sub, 6, 3 or 1 month when you want, and it will be added to your actual subscription. So during the year you can use every deal you want;
        just don’t wait the last minute before the sub expire and hope there will be a new deal lol :D

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Garrett/100001190916179 Jason Garrett

        Actually we should get the Black Friday deal again this year which is only $49 for a year renewal. Even better! :)

      • Anonymous

        No different from anywhere else, use the deals. Only a fool pays MSRP for a car.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506411491 マリオ クリストファ

    Got it!

  • Frank Johansen

    Just subscribed, it says the subscription is valid to 5th of January 2013, so i guess the offer started the 5th of July (making it 6 months from that date)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Schmidt/100001406158677 Justin Schmidt

      “*Your code is for new iRacing members only and can be used to open a new iRacing membership. The code will expire on 5/1/2013.”

      u can use the promocode until the given date. your free 6 months begin when u complete your registration. 

      • Frank Johansen

        Ok, i misread the mail, couldn`t believe that the promo code would be valid that long. It basically crushes the promo codes iRacing offers on their site for new subscribers…hehe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/the.bastard.poet Alejandro Ramirez

    One question: Will it work even if I’m not an U.S resident and/or don’t have enough money to buy a Cadillac?

    • http://www.facebook.com/the.bastard.poet Alejandro Ramirez

       Just tried. It accepted my PayPal payment. Works 100% for non-US residents!!!

      There’s no other way of putting it: Unbelievable promo. A must get for ANYONE. I was thinking if trying iRacing already, so this is perfect!!! Lots of value for free!!!

    • http://twitter.com/stuffbygecko gecko

       i failed to register because i dont have a phone number that is formatted the way they want it…

      • http://www.facebook.com/the.bastard.poet Alejandro Ramirez

        I submitted it the following way (0XX)XXXXXXX. The indicative for my country between parentheses, and my real 7 figure phone number.

        No need for fake info sinc the only mandatory field is “Country”. No need for State or Postal Code.

  • http://twitter.com/stuffbygecko gecko

    how do non-americans register? submit wrong information? Did anyone do it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.dallas.1 Alan Dallas

     Hmm, I may have to start a new account. I gave up on iRacing almost 2 years ago, maybe time to give it another spin.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Ford/100001922734704 Steve Ford

      Don’t use your real name if you start a new account.  You can pay with a unconfirmed pay pal account.  Lots of new people aren’t using real names.  That’s old school. 

  • Anonymous

    for all of you saying you need a good pc to run Iracing… I run it on a macbook with boot camp hooked up to my tv using a old logitech formula force (2.4hz cpu 2gb ram) it doesn’t ever lag and works very well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/alan.dallas.1 Alan Dallas

       Ya I don’t think my dual SLI’d GTX560Ti-448’s backed by a Phenom II X4 985BE@4.0Ghz with 8GB DDR3 will have a problem with it. :)

  • Phill Routledge

    Suckers born every minute !!!!

    Want to drive this car? $15

    Want to drive that track? $12.50

    Oh but wait a second your subscriptions expired… $100.

    Get the picture guys?

    Just as much quality racing and fun to be had with the rFactor 2 beta and sticking with rFactor 1 or GTR Evolution (both free to play, cheap to buy) until rFactor 2 and GTR 3 release on retail proper.

    I own Race 07, GTR Evo with all expansions. rFactor, rFactor 2 bata, GT Legends, Netkar Pro, LFS, Ferrari Virtual Academy, Project Cars beta, F1 2010, F1 2011 and iRacing with about 75% of all available content (sadly).

    I think after over 10 years as a hardcore sim racer I am well able to say, Don’t fall into the iRacing $$$ trap guys, trust me, It’s just not all that.

    • Anonymous

      I really don’t understand why people is so angry with iR. If you don’t like it, just MOVE ON.

      People can just try iR for free 6 month, then they can decide to spend money and continue with iR or just leave!

      Someone shuld be only a dumb hater to not try it FOR FREE lol

    • Anonymous

      The tracks are worth every penny however i wish the cars were free!

    • Marcus Caton

      I’ve been a member of iracing from 08, at the start after we subscribed we had very little content and most of that little content was Oval cars and tracks.
      Months and months later we started getting new content which required months and months of work. iRacing’ way of doing things would never survive in your derelict idea of an ideal business model, 60$ for a product now and to expect all future content free is silly.
       They would go bankrupt instantly or just not product any new content and leave it as is… sounds familiar?

      Over the years while racing a track would be released, 12$ sweet now i can race Spa!
      Months later a new car, if i’m interested in racing the car i would buy it 14$ now i can race that car at Spa.

      I understand the perspective of new people who see iRacing’ business model as some whore DLC tactic akin to EA. In some ways it is but 4 years now it’s been released, 6 or so years of development. All the while they’ve been working hard around the clock to release content keeping people like me in the sim who wants every bloody track in the world in the sim and all my favorite race cars (Still waiting for that DTM iRacing!).

      What iracing are doing would never be possible or worth it with any other business model so i’ve accepted that when i started racing in 08, i’ve walked away from the never updated Race 07/ Evo, The Mod heaven of rfactor and have found a home for my Hobby Sim Racing.

      Looking at all other stuff with the exception of Assetto Corsa they lack laser scanned tracks, they lack any form of trust, trust that when i take the Ss at watkins what i see is what real drivers see, the bumps i feel, real drivers have to deal with. With this core level of commitment and work towards realism in the tracks alone iRacing has earned every penny of my money.
       Updates every season to ensure the sim can evolve and improve with our expectations assures it’s survival.

      Long fanboi story short, if you’re a Sim Racer and like what iracing has to offer, look at what they have, what they truly offer and give it a Personal value to yourself… If all that stuff, the Racing, the Bridge to DWC that ensures ultra competition is something you would want to be a part of then others opinion on the business model they use to survive alone is irrelevant.
       As others have said in this post, if you don’t want it don’t buy it.
      If you don’t like it, stop using it.
      If you hate it, ignore it.
      If you love it? Then get it.
       
      I already have it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Garrett/100001190916179 Jason Garrett

    It is absolutely amazing that people can STILL whine and complain when this post is simply about 6 months of iRacing for free.

    Are you people really that unhappy that you can’t just accept it as a good deal, give it a shot, or move on?

    People get the wrong idea about how much iRacing really costs. With all the special deals they run for credits, membership renewal (the $49 Black Friday deal), and racing participation credits, it ends up really not being that expensive.

    People just have to bi*ch about something don’t they?

    • Anonymous

      Nobody’s happy unless they’re unhappy…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2UBZNOQ7LAF2QD5YXJOAIHHRFE eifion

    Wow, that was easy, what a fantastic promo offer! Always wanted to try iracing and 6 months is a long time!

  • Peter Kerenyi

    Got a code, I’m just waiting for my credit card to make an actual account. If I used my mum’s card for registering, could I delete those informations later and add my credit card to the account? 

    I get my card within 10 days but I’m too damn excited to be able to try this sim. After trying and playing all those race sims, this could be the one…

    • Anonymous

      Yes, you can change CC info. The account will be created with your moms name at first, just email support@iracing.com and they will change the name for you.

      • Peter Kerenyi

        Thanks for the info, I decided to wait for the ccard, all stuff is done in the bank, now I just have to wait for it… I can live without the sim for a week :D I got my code anyway… 

        Honestly… is it better than Ferrari Virtual Academy in the terms of feel and graphics? That’s my best sim yet, just it lacks content and game modes….

      • Anonymous

        I never played it.

        Honestly, there will be things about the physics and graphics that bug you. The real reason to play iRacing is that it has the best pick up racing system around, bar none. That’s why I stick around, plus a little bit the laser scanned tracks. It could drive like Forza and I would still race because races are generally clean, populated, and sorted by talent, with everyone being well prepared for the track/car combo.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=867995173 Eduardo Pimentel

        I’ve raced on both. And while FVA is unparalelled, I think if you have to chose a sim to race regularly on, iRacing is the best choice… Think of it like this: It’s worst than iRacing, but then again it has lots of tracks, racing online is quick and easy and you get to race against people that actually mean racing (after you leave rookie class)… while FVA with an iRacing service would blow everything out of the water, until Asetto Corsa comes out, that won’t be possible… So try iRacing

      • Peter Kerenyi

        Thanks for the info, I have one off-topic question about FVA… I keep watching videos and people say they use setup 2,3, etc. I don’t have any options for setups, or I’m just blind… I’ve got v1.4 Adrenaline Pack… any clues where could I find those setups?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Ford/100001922734704 Steve Ford

      Use a unconfirmed paypal account.  Lots of new people are using fake names now.  Fake names are the way to go.  Lots of idiots there. 

      • Anonymous

        No reason to use fake names. Just don’t upload an own real photo, because there are some retarded slow and frustrated children with fake names who will use the foto to bash people on social networks to feel better at the end of theyr disgusting day.  Yeah bugs of society are everywhere :(

  • Anonymous

    Wrong post delete pls.

  • Anonymous

    Wrong post delete pls

  • Pavel Drandiiski

    Finally managed to register, but now I have a new problem. My DFGT steering and FFB is inverted. I had this problem with ISI based titles, but only for the FFB and it was easily fixed when setting FFB to negative value. But iRacing doesn’t seem to have that option and for the first time I have not only the FFB, but also the steering inverted (turning left turns the ingame wheel right and vise versa). I tried to recalibrate a few times to no effect. Anyone here know a solution? Googling ïracing inverted steering” was not helpful. :(

  • Anonymous

    I gave iRacing another go, I mean who wouldn’t with this amazing offer. Promos are getting better and better.

    My opinion on the latest version.

    Drove CTS-V around Okayama 60-70 laps with setup from here with few tweaks.
    http://www.racesetups.com/search

    Using Logitech G27 and ”optimal ffb thread at iracing forum” [logitech profiler — ffb strength 106% spring 0% damping 100% centering spring unchecked wheel lock 900 degrees]

    In my opinion feel of driving is still missing and tbh I doubt they will ever get it right. You still never feel connected to the road, there are good parts like under hard braking the G27 wheel starts to vibrate letting you know you locked up but then trail braking into tight turns the car will spin and when it lets go its gone cant be saved and at 900 degree wheel rotation the CTS-V is twitchy, steering inputs translate so fast to the wheel that even small corrections turn to disaster. It feels like most of the time you have to guess what car will do in game so you can quickly anticipate it. I got down to low 1:32’s before giving up. 

    Yes the tracks are incredible and they were from beginning of Iracing 1.0 and textures graphics in general are top notch but the actual feel of driving is not even close to netkar, game stock car, FVA.

    I know this is like beating dead horse about Iracing but with this promo everyone for once can give iRacing try and draw their own conclusion.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=867995173 Eduardo Pimentel

      Just a question for you:
      If iRacing feels unconnected to the road and missing, what simulator are you racing in?
      This is not meant as a disrespectful bashing or anything, but I’ve tried just about every commercially available sim out there, and to me nothing feels better. rFactor is way outdated and you never get any feeling at all, rFactor 2 has been just as disappointing, GTR2 felt like racing on ice ALL the time, CARS and shift and its like feels like you could do doughnuts at 100 kph sometimes, SimBin repetitively releasing the same game over and over and never improving on outdated feel… and let’s not even talk about codemasters…
      Honestly the only thing that beat iRacing feeling until now is Ferrari Virtual Academy, but that is limited as can be. I’m really really hoping for Asseto Corsa, but until then I don’t know what races better than iRacing. What sim do you prefer the most?

      • Anonymous

         I prefer game stock car and rF2 for now while patiently waiting for Asseto Corsa.

        Like I said its my opinion everyone can draw their own conclusions.

         

      • Anonymous

        I have to agree with Eduardo, iRacing for me beats everything else hands down right now. netKar Pro is terribly overrated in my opinion, rFactor 1 and rFactor 2 still have that feeling of floating over the surface like a hovercraft though Game Stock Car is better its still not close to iRacing.

      • Anonymous

         can you post your iRacing wheel settings maybe I didn’t get it correct, because it feels nothing like you’re describing it.

      • Anonymous

        Standard settings as it installs with 900 degree’s wheel rotation.

      • Anonymous
      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stuart-Whitehead/648757787 Stuart Whitehead

        Those are the correct settings for iRacing mfcfan,  You wont get it feeling any better than it does with those settings.  Personally I think nKPro, FVA, rF2 and GSC 2012 all feel a hell of a lot more connected to the road than iRacing.

         iRacing’s FFB and physics are massively overrated by the fanboys.

    • Holy Sword

      “I gave iRacing another go, I mean who wouldn’t with this amazing offer. Promos are getting better and better.

      i thought this promo was for new signups, it reads like you signed up before created a new personallity to get a freebie, how are people to trust what a racer with low intregity has to say to say??

      the online racing is what sets iracing apart from anything, its not even close.

      • Anonymous

        integrity huh what are you talking about?

        I was paying subscriber last year before NTM was released. Is it crime that I didn’t continue my subscription? and you ever think that people have family/siblings that want to try iRacing?

        and yes iRacing is great online.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Ford/100001922734704 Steve Ford

      The feel of iracing is shit.  Worst ffb around. 

      • Anonymous

        The “feel” is very subjective. Every sim have its own feel. Some ffb are easiest to comprend, and others are maybe more difficult/complex. But if you learn how to use it, you will be way faster than people complaining how much “sh*t is the feel”. 

        I dislike for example the “feel” of GSC, IMO it has high forces on corner entry, during oversteer and on curbs, but it has very few details, so I can’t powerslide on turn exit like I do on iR. BTW I don’t say “it feels like sh*t”, because for sure there is people faster than me who enjoy that ffb.

      • terrible1fi

        yep, real feel is just as good if not better. imagine real feel on laser scanned tracks

      • General Rush Hour

        Says the guy who is 3 seconds of pace. 
        That´s the problem with you really. You actually like the game but you are so slow. 

    • terrible1fi

      the twitchy feel is due to most cars not having a steering lock (ratio) adjustment. you have to trick the software while calibrating your wheel if you want less twitchy. as it is a lot of the cars are undrivable

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720446041 Nazirull Safry Paijo

    I toldcha its gonna be free soon xD

  • http://twitter.com/HM1988 Henry M

    the main strength of Iracing is the community, a lot of players, always someone racing, and most of the time racing is not as chaotic as in some other sims (outside leagues), the track surface is great, and force feedback and driving overall is good, but I have to say, I bought game stock car recently, and playing both… I’m even more impressed with GSC now :)
    to bad there so few people playing it, while Iracing as I said.. I can race decent players any time…
    so yes, 6 months free with some fun cars and tracks, that’s pretty amazing, I’m happily accepting the gift from Cadillac!

    it would be great if Iracing had always a free mode, it could be even just 2 cars and one track like LFS demo… with so many racing games now adopting this model, a free mode and paid additional content… they should probably do something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.dallas.1 Alan Dallas

    Hmm. Well ok. Gave iRAcing another spin. Felt weird after 2 years. Talk about an extreme shift from what I remember in iRacing 1.0. iRacing as it stands right now ‘feels’ like an entirely different simulator than what it used to be. They really meant 2.0

    However, with that said, it’s still not for me. There is just something about the way FFB is handled that I can’t place my finger on. I will endevour to fiddle with my FFB settings however until I hit on that magic feeling I get. I can’t leave well enough alone. That is when I’m not messing about with a Shift 2 Mod or in pCARS.

    • Anonymous

      In app.ini there is now a FFB Smoothing setting. I suggest something between 0.5 and 1.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T3Q6AEOAWP35MEN7IWVQUWWHEE Sean

    I’d been curious about iRacing, so I signed up for this free offer. So far, I cannot believe how poorly the site is run. After trying for a half hour just to get the promo code accepted, now the member site won’t load in any browser.

    Is iracing.com always buggy like this? It’s been ridiculous so far.

    • Anonymous

      It takes a bit of time to figure the layout (not the most user friendly), but it’s usually pretty stable. Might have had a server issue.

      Which browser are you using?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T3Q6AEOAWP35MEN7IWVQUWWHEE Sean

         It’s fixed now. I was getting “iracing is down for maintenance” screens most of the afternoon, and apparently they had some sort of a major outage since it was posted on their twitter account. Which makes me feel better.

      • General Rush Hour

        I´m glad you figured out what the iRacing IS DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE” text meant. 

        Mad it a whole lot easier after that right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diego-Colafabio/644649048 Diego Colafabio

    lol i love so much the “iR vs. other sims” war! :D

    • Anonymous

      “Mi piace” :D secondo me gli rode un po il culo :P se ci fai caso iR lo mettono in mezzo in qualsiasi discussione. 

      I have bought GSC! but..iR sucks..
      I have tested netKar! but…iR sucks…
      I have met a new girl!! yeah…but iR still sucks
      This morning my dad gave me 10€!! But the feel of iR sucks…
      That girl su*** like iR!

      LOL
       

  • Anonymous

    I recieived an email today about 2 years for the price of one for current members and people reactivating old accounts! :) theres great news for all! :)

  • Anonymous

    Took advantage of this offer, which is excellent by the way.

    I’ve tried iRacing twice before and both times I got bored after a while. I haven’t played much yet, but it’s happening again. The handling of the Miata and the view out the cockpit (triple screens here) gives me little sense of what the car is doing, i just can’t put my finger on why. I can’t say for sure it’s just bad physics, because i get a sense it’s the terrible view port (and i am a cockpit racer).

    I quite liked the Caddy, though, felt more like other sims that have GT cars, like rfactor. But the engine sound is like it came from a synth. Does the real car sound so digital?

    One final gripe, what is with that terrible FFB under braking? I don’t need a silly “aid” like this to tell me when i lock the brakes, and for the first time in any game with normal FFB (inc RF2), i hear my T500 go nuts and shake my desk, under braking in the Miata. I do not remember this effect in it the last time i subbed?

    Not the best sim in my opinion. Not by a long shot. But hey, I haven’t tried the paid cars, and i won’t because the initial experience is always so mediocre to me.

    • General Rush Hour

      Terrible view port? It´s the best triple screen layout you will find in a game today. That´s a fact.

      The reason the FFB shakes in the Mazda is because of ABS. 
      If you have that happening to you in other cars except fort he Mustang then it´s your wheel settings that is the problem, not the game. I run T500 have no problems with the wheel.

      • Anonymous

         I agree that the triple screen layout is the best, and that setting up perfect triple screens with the correct angles is well ahead of others sims and games. I was referring to the feeling and feedback around the track in the cockpits. I have somewhat corrected it by pulling back the FOV a little, and hopefully I will settle in. I do believe the Mazda is the big problem for me, just a total lack of feeling in that car, and that ABS effect is ludicrous, like it’s forcing me to be light on the brakes or i get an electric shock :)

    • Anonymous

      You should look up Motion Cockpit View on the forums, it’s a utility that adds head movement according to the car’s movement. That might be what you feel is missing. Did you follow the instructions in the hardware forum for triple screens? If the outr monitors are pointing directly toward you the setting ‘render separately’ needs to be checked.

      There is an FFB Smoothing setting in app.ini, set it to something between 0.5 and 1. The wheel doesn’t have any inertia otherwise, this can help reduce the shock of the ABS kicking on and larger bumps.

      • Anonymous

        An update: Yep, always use multiview in gm2 engine based sims, so knew to select render separately

        I have noticed that if i pull back the viewport somewhat, I seem to get a lot more control. Perhaps the FOV was simply too forward, which is odd as in other games i like between 24-28 (i realize iRacing uses different values, i wasn’t trying to use 24 there!). I will try some of your suggestions and see how they go. But I do feel there is a lack of feeling round corners sometimes that i don’t get in any other sim (mainly the Mazda).

        And I took the Caddy out on Mid Ohio, and i must admit, that is one amazing experience. Really excellent (and hard/fun). I think it’s mainly the Mazda i don’t like.

        It’s funny, but the graphics on that combination (cad/Ohio) are mighty impressive, whereas the older Mazda cup really needs updating, Okayama looks nowhere near as nice, and we both know which one is more likely to be played by those taking advantage of cheap/free offers.

        By the way, does anyone know how to get rid of what looks like z flicker on the Caddy in replays? I want to throw some stuff up on you tube but the flicker on the replays ruins it a bit. AMD 6970 here, latest drivers (but happened in 12.4’s, too,

      • Anonymous

        This might be your flickering issue.
        http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/2020139.page

        Anyways, hope the next update has something for you. I strongly suggest doing some races in the D class GTC or SRF series when they are running free content. The sim itself isn’t the best, it’s the wheel to wheel racing that is the reason I stick with iRacing. If you’re just interested in hotlapping, then the scanned tracks are the only distinguishing feature.

  • http://twitter.com/sufferinfools Dan Parsons

    1 week and 13 Miata races later – THANK YOU CADILLAC! Great sim once it’s properly set up.

  • http://twitter.com/Vladimir_Zitka Vladimir Zitka

    Hey guys, how long did u wait for the email? Its more then a day and still nothing…

    • http://twitter.com/sufferinfools Dan Parsons

      Pretty much immediately.

  • Kay James VanRees

    Your link above stating you can sign up for 6 free months of iracing doesn’t work. If you are going to remove something then remove the entire freakin thing!

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