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iRacing.com – Free Month Promo

iRacing has launched a new promo, giving everyone the chance to try their online-racing simulation a month for free.

iRacing has launched a new promo, giving everyone the chance to try their online-racing simulation a month for free.

Users that type in the following promo code when signing up will receive a free month including all the base content needed to get your iRacing career going:

PR-FREEFB

The code is valid until March 25th, it can only be used by new members to open a new account, it’s not usable with existing accounts.

  • Guilherme Cramer

    Well, here goes nothing! Will be nice to see how it all plays now that I , for the first time in my life, can play games in a proper PC :D. I don’t expect to sign up but should be a fun month.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VD4MTIFGSEP34752PUYCSVKUKE Tripp

      This was not so “Free” i must sign up as a member but also in same time they want my credit card or paypal i not call that “Free”
      To get more drivers test iracing a better idea should be sign up as a demo driver for 1 month test free after that month if you like iracing you can add credit card or paypal account
      Wonder what happend if i not have any money on them one day ?
      Do i get banned or get the enforcement officer after me ?

      • Lemming asdfafh

        When I signed up for a 30 day trial a few months ago, I had to provide my Paypal info. It’s an identity confirmation thing, although it is annoying. People who used their credit cards reported that iRacing was configured to automatically renew their subscription at the end of their trial, which I thought was especially mean. That’s not an issue if you use Paypal though. If you use your credit card, make sure you fix that.

        Also, something I find kind of disappointing is the amount of things in iRacing which existing members aren’t elligible for. A lot of discounts and such which aren’t available to existing members, even if you’re only signed up for the trial. So keep that in mind, and enjoy it! 🙂

      • Anonymous

        +1 you said it all…
        but there are members promos, the last one i had was 1 year renew for 49$  which is really good.

      • General Rush Hour

        I took that one as well! Dirt cheap in my opinion. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/nixchong Nicholas Chong

        i think a slew of bad racers will come in because of this promo.

      • Anonymous

        Not the first time they’ve done a free promo. Just more fresh rookies at once, I don’t remember a big drop in quality of driver, though.

      • http://twitter.com/mark8734 Mark

         There are plenty of promotions for people who are already members – reductions on the annual membership, free credits, content bulk purchase discounts, participation credits. iRacing is not as expensive as it would at first seem once you take advantage of the promotions available to you as a member.

      • Anonymous

        Yup, $75 for $100 of credit, $50 for a years sub, plus $5 anniversary bonus and $40 participation credit and you can spend $75 for a year sub and have $95 of credit at the end of it.

      • Anonymous

        They didn’t used to require a CC or paypal, but a few people abused it. They got a free account, wrecked people until they got banned, then just got a new free code. They added the CC requirement to stop that. A few d-bags ruined it for everyone 🙁

        If you don’t have money to pay the sub, it runs out and you lose access until you subscribe again. If you bought any content, you will still have access to it when you resubscribe.

    • Guilherme Cramer

      I just did my first session, I qualified 4th or 5th in Okayama only to delightfully have my rear right suspension damaged. 3 laps later I rejoined and had to scramble around some awful racing manners (though there were a couple of proper guys).

      Extremely frustrating and thanks to other people my iRating went down -.11, after a .1 increment from my qualifying. Very bad impression.

      • Anonymous

        I’d recommend just being wary until you can get out of the rookie classes, the racing becomes much better in group D and above, the skippy for me provides the best racing, this promo will only intice more wreckers so beware!

      • Anonymous

        Bear in mind, the rookies are rookies for a reason. You’re racing with other new drivers and those who aren’t safe enough to race something else. Treat the rookie races as a driving school where you prove you can run safe and you should have no problems.

  • Anonymous

    BEWARE! This ain’t free iRacing.com charges $1 from your Paypal account I’ve fallen to it! Scam! 

    • http://twitter.com/sajax89 sajax89

      Ok, this is usually a common thing done to check for valid paypal/cc accounts and the $1 will be refunded soon after, in fact it has probably already been done.
      Secondly, try actually contacting support if you are concerned: [email protected], they will be happy to assist and explain and if your $1 hasn’t been refunded probably do it asap for you.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, their support is top notch. The only issues I’ve ever heard of with it always involve the support email getting caught by a spam filter.

        I accidentally scheduled a broken hosted server and another that was too long and they refunded the difference to me promptly.

    • Anonymous

      Oh no, you’ve been scammed out of $1 !!!!   iRacing should be ashamed.  Abusing innocent people liket that.     I`ll see if I can arrange a collection with our fellow sim-racers and see if we can get you your money back in your pocket.

      Or… you can do as sajax89 has said and realise that this is something that PAYPAL does (not iRacing) in order to confirm your bank account.   Your money will be refinded.
      If you cannot wait, let me know, and I`ll get that collection started.  🙂

      • Anonymous

        Can I pledge a nickel?

      • Anonymous

         Yep.  Building up quite a little fortune of pennies right now.  Soon be there 😉

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

    If you’re in iRacing for the long term, it’s worth every dollar and more for what you receive.  Sure, it’s not “cheap”.  Ferraris are not cheap either.  If you’re thinking about it, think no more!  Give it a go.  If you want the most realistic racing simulation you can find, iRacing is it.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you. Anyway I’m hoping your hydrolyc pedals is available soon as I want to buy one 🙂

  • tgn motorsports

    march 25th only?

  • Guilherme Cramer

    My main issue with iRacing is that you never truly own the content. It’s like the Ferrari FXX, where you’re only allow to race it on track days where Ferrari brings your car. If it was possible to race iRacing without having to connect to the internet/website, it would be far more appealing. 

    • Anonymous

      It’s the standard MMO model. Since the focus of it all is online multiplayer racing, the need to be connected doesn’t end up bothering most people much. If you’re looking for a sim to do hotlaps, iRacing probably isn’t for you.

      • Guilherme Cramer

        The way online races have been, I’d rather be hotlapping. Seriously frustrating to have people ram the rear and give me 4x, or overtake by using my bumper as brakes, giving me 4x plus 1x for off track, as they cruise into the sunset and my broken rear suspension kills my race.

      • Anonymous

        That’s the way the rookie series are. It’s the only spot the people without racecraft can race, and if they keep hitting people they’ll never graduate. Demonstrate you can drive safely, do whatever it takes to keep it clean, and you can race the iRNC soon. Think of the first rookie series as a driving school to graduate, not a race series to win and you’ll get past the yahoos quickly.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Its.5150.Time Austin Ogonoski

         I’ll agree with that. The only idiots are in the rookie series.

      • Anonymous

        Well, the only persistent idiots 😉

      • Guilherme Cramer

        I know the scum is mixed with the newcomers there, it’s just incredibly frustrating. I’ve had 5 races in the Mazda so far, I finished my first race 3 laps down thanks to getting dive bombed on T1, got 2nd in another, was leading in the other but p2 used me for braking and after a few laps my car gave out, won one with the Roadster in a Cup field (where 3 people were lapped and behaved like gentlemen), and lastly I got rammed big time twice in the 10pm race just now.

        I have tried my best dodging people attacking from behind but sometimes it’s just impossible. Unfortunately my SR is 2.48 at the moment.

      • Anonymous

        Start from the pits and avoid everyone, you’ll still finish top half. Completely ignore finishing position, just get zero incidents whatever it takes and finish on the lead lap. Alternatively, be fastest and stay ahead of the pack. Or if all else fails, run clean time trials til you can race the advanced rookie series where the quality is far higher. Don’t forget to take your quick repair and finish the race clean!

        Just think of it, you’re still racing with the worst drivers, because they’re all that’s left after the good drivers move on. If you put your mind to it, it isn’t too hard to get promoted. It didn’t take me more than 5 races to promote, and this was back when the rookie car was the Solstice still.

      • Bryan Godsall

        Clearly you haven’t raced in the Prototype and GT challenge

      • http://twitter.com/Only_Ron_Paul Only_Ron_Paul

        Outside of rookies, the racing is very good. I routinely race Skip Barber where we will get so close as to interlock wheels yet make no contact.

      • Anonymous

        Im a hotlapper too, i only really enter practice because there is no need to worry about SR plus you get competion on track as a benchmark time, there are also a lot of records for each circuit too so you can place yourself every season! its great!

      • Anonymous

        Seriously the racing is night and day cleaner than any other sim outside of a league! even in rookie! I was gutted rfactor didn’t bring in some sort of safety rating to ban idiots, yet to race in rf2 without an idiot crashing then driving into me or even driving the wrong way, the simbin titles have been similar, don’t get me wrong though cause i love all those titles but only in leagues and single player mode!

      • tgn motorsports

         I don’t want my Race games diluted with World of Warcraft players. Nor do I want my race sim to be managed like a mmo. Nascar 2003 community had way better racers and was not micro managed.

        I’t used to be sim racers were sim racers not gamers but unfortunately evolution is changing that pattern.

        As far as hotlaps go, iracing is the best place for pro hot-lappers. If I had a quarter (25 cents) for every person that I watched practice in hosted or irace sanctioned races spend entire practice hot lapping then at end of practice ask ”HOW MUCH FUEL DO I NEED FOR THE RACE”.

        For me that is someone playing a game and not taking it serious enough, not to mention when race starts the same guys can’t hold a line with full tank of gas because they don’t no how to race the car with the added weight.

        Iracing prices are slowly getting more realistic lower prices, this will lead to more league organized racing and a more trained population of drivers. I look forward to when either they drop monthly charge or content charge. One or other would work wonders in filling up iracing.

      • Anonymous

        Still got the unedited in my email 😉

        Don’t think it’s too harsh, I just don’t think it is any worse than pub racing anywhere else. IRacing public races will always be worse than a league, and the official racing will always be better than hosted there or public anywhere else. Like you said, something for everyone, for me the official races are high enough quality to be worth the flexible scheduling. I made only about half my league races last season, but I’m enjoying getting nearly as good of a race without scheduling conflicts.

    • Anonymous

      If you read any software licence agreement you will realise that in theory you never own any software you are just licensed to use it in the same way as in iracing! I don’t think they are gonna remove any content any time soon! 

  • Kamil M

    It’s free oh ye sure same as buying 2 breads that how free it is. I see now how they treat people who pay for that. But how they convince people to defend them ? wow the fanboys attack is just of the scale.

    • Anonymous

      ??

    • General Rush Hour

      Stay off the crack Kamil.

      • Kamil M

        I never did drugs but i think you do

      • Anonymous

        He’s most definitely not an American 😉

        I’ve never been one to say the General makes much sense, but in this case he does. Nobody has any idea what you’re talking about.

  • Anonymous

    Got the trial. I admit i have tried iracing before and already know I won’t be subscribing at the end, but I wanted to try it again and see how it felt compared to rf2.

    I can only speak for the Mazda and Okayama, but it feels a bit… weird, outdated almost. The cockpit view is also a bit odd, it doesn’t feel placed correctly, and i have triple screens angled in and setup correctly! It gives a lack of visual feedback due to this. Can’t put my finger on why it doesn’t feel right. Perhaps if there was seat adjustment (is there?) i could fix this.

    One thing i love is how I only have a single 6970 2GB and i can run triple screens (5760×1200) with everything maxed out, 4xAA/16AF and get 60fps – that really is amazing. Already tried using SS and it dips a little in the races, but i have a feeling 8xMSAA might be OK. However, while the lighting is pretty nice, the polygon count around the track is definitely not so hot. I’m sure the newer tracks like spa are much improved. Cars are modelled really well, though.

    Also finding the beginning just as frustrating as last time. Too many novice racers who aren’t careful screwing up my safety rating. I guess i have to race like a grandma for the first 5-6 races to get into better sessions. Fair enough, but first impressions are important, and all i can say is – grr…

    But the actual race feel is excellent, I’m not knocking iracing, just giving my thoughts on how it feels compared to the other sims i play. It certainly has it’s own “feeling” – I’m not quite sure i like it… Again, only used the Mazda and won’t be buying any content – I’m sure some of the other cars are far superior!

    • Anonymous

      Here’s a good description of how to set up your triple monitors. Most notably, make sure you are rendering each screen separately, and check your vanish_y setting. No seat adjustment, just tilt up and down. Here’s a good post on what to set up.
      http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/125/1844908.page#4284301

      I agree that the trackside objects are sometimes low-res, but there are also a ton of them and all rendered accurately. Stuff like playgrounds and gas stations next to the track, for example. I think they try to keep them low res when the view distances get real long, since they don’t put up fake lines of trees to stop long view distances.

      I’ve found the trick to rookie races is to assume everyone else will always make every mistake. You don’t need to drive slow, you just need to remember that nobody but yourself can be trusted. It’s like when you see someone weaving on the highway, you give them a wide berth because you don’t want them hitting you.

      • Anonymous

        Just as an example of the ludicrous number of trackside objects.

      • 1337 1337

         haha… looks “fantastic” worth every 1K$

      • Anonymous

        This is good optimisation, how often you gonna see those objects? if your racing then probably not at all! I have a fairly low spec machine and still get over 200fps on average, with full graphics except 2 pass shadows! also you don’t have to buy all the cars and tracks, Some just buy 1 or 2 cars and work through

    • Anonymous

      Ever manage to get the FOV stuff figured out?

      • Anonymous

        Hi, it was pretty much all sorted out from the start. I had each screen rendering separately. Since then I’ve angled them in even further and made sure all the data was correct. Got a 1:01.8 after an hour or two at oku.It all looks fine, it just doesn’t… feel fine. Something about the view in that Mazda makes it hard to know what’s going on with the car and i can’t quite put my finger on it. The ffb isn’t exactly feeling that great either, but that’s all rfactor2’s fault for feeling so damn incredible. I don’t think iracing is for me, not sure why, i just don’t like the way it feels (in the mazda).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jermaine-Smit/100001125859847 Jermaine Smit

    Mmm pretty boring..

  • 1337 1337

    the Rent-a-Game continues… in my youth i rented a VHS player… thats how smart Iracing is… RENT GAME???? 

    • Anonymous

      If you don’t like their business model don’t buy into it! those who have will enjoy it at their own expense! I personally think its great value for money, just have to be smart and renew when theres a promo on and its pretty cheap! your “Rental fee” pays for the servers to host events as they are not free, I think a hot lapping offline mode would be welcomed though!

      The more members that join the cheaper they can make the service…

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