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Assetto Corsa On A Surface Tablet – Video

PLazarou has found a way to run Assetto Corsa on Microsoft’s Surface 2 Pro tablet.

PLazarou has found a way to run Assetto Corsa on Microsoft’s Surface 2 Pro tablet.

Despite the tablet’s built-in Intel graphics being somewhat on the low-spec side, the tablet is able to run Kunos’ title at 30pfs with 720p resolution.

Getting Assetto Corsa to run on the tablet isn’t completely straightforward though, requiring both the use of a USB keyboard as well as a USB gamepad for input.

Below is a video showing the title in action on the tablet, Surface 2 Pro owners wanting to try it themselves can find the full workaround here.

  • Anonymous

    nice 🙂

  • Noel Hibbard

    Along with any other sim. Switch to a Bluetooth gamepad like the Dual Shock 3 and look even cooler. 🙂

    • Betta Lines

      That is a DualShock3 I’m using, but I’m a bit wary of setting up Bluetooth again (last time I tried it I had loads of connection issues and the controller kept turning on my PS3) 😀

      • Noel Hibbard

        Yeah I posted that before playing the video. You can use a DS3 on Jailbroken iPhones now so I was actually considering getting one. Then I was thinking it would be handy on my laptop for when I want to do a few laps when developing plugins for rF. What driver are you using for your DS3. I don’t have a PS3 so that solves to problem of turning it on. Hahaha

      • Betta Lines

        I’m using this:

        There are instructions on how to get it work with Bluetooth, but I’ll stick to USB I think.

  • Marcus Reynolds

    That is pretty cool indeed…

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  • Wim

    Then again, a Surface Pro is a i5 powered PC. difference is that its just in a little box. nevertheless, cool to see it.

    • Glenn Frost

      So try doing that on a Ipad Steve Jobs!

  • david187

    Didn’t see it load when he clicked the wheel on the menu

    • F1Racer

      So… you don’t believe it ? 🙂

      • david187

        i am just saying mate

  • Anonymous

    Good to see that we can take it on the go. That being said, this post could be boiled down to:

    “Sim racer installs Assetto Corsa on Windows PC. Works.”

    • F1Racer

      Do we really need these petty criticisms ?
      Besides, don’t we all have AC installed on a Windows PC ??

      • Noel Hibbard

        I think that was his point. A Surface Surface Pro. The Surface Pro is a full fledged computer.

      • F1Racer

        It’s just the 2nd time today that someone has had a go at how articles are presented.

      • Anonymous

        I’m just taking the piss somewhere. Isn’t that the saying?

        You know I love you guys.

      • F1Racer

        What’s not to love ? 😀

    • Anonymous

      I think you’re missing the point, which is that he’s able to run I to run it on the integrated graphics.

      That’s what I got out of it.

  • Anonymous

    Damn, you know that you’ll need an upgrade when a tablet runs a game better than your PC does. Even the HD 4400 can display the trees correctly.

  • MAKCorp

    I own the Samsung Slate 7 Tablet myself which has a full size USB port on the side. Running windows 7 I plugin my G25 and can play rF, rF2 and AC on it too. Though I mostly use it for when I’m away from home I have other games from STEAM that play well on it. I also have a Logitech analog controller that I usually use when I am out.

  • Chris Wright

    Confidently expecting more development on these sorts of platform in future.

    • Mar Mar

      There is Asus Vivotab 8 coming soon, Dell Venue 8 Pro, Lenovo Miix 2

      I’d use Windows Tablet with proper software rather than an iOS or Android tablet with half-assed monetized apps.

      • F1Racer

        Yeah cos Microsoft have really cornered the tablet market 🙂

  • Steve Shears

    I’ve streamed pCARS (and any PC game) to my nexus 7? Do i win?
    I Didn’t think so 🙁

  • . dIEGO .

    Then why in my i5 with 540m 1gb runs AC like “#$&#$?

    • Betta Lines

      I’m not sure… I’ve been trying a few settings over the past few days, this is what I’ve settled on:


      V-sync: Off

      AF: 4x

      FXAA: Low

      Shadow resolution: Low

      World detail: High

      HDR: On

      Motion Blur: Off

      Cubemap: Low

      Faces per frame: 1

      This gives me between 30 and 40fps with 1 car on track. I have set the frame limiter to 30fps so it looks consistent.

      With the default AI running, these settings give me between 20 and 25fps. If I put the World Detail to Medium and turn HDR off, I can hit 30fps with AI.

      An i5 with a 540m should comfortably run these settings at a better framerate than what I’m getting.

  • Roger Wallentin

    Does anyone know if we are getting an update today? It has been 2 weeks since the previous release but no news has been made on what would be included and if there will be an update today or not…

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