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rFactor 2 – Karts Released

Image Space Incorporated have released two karts for their rFactor 2 simulation.

Image Space Incorporated have released two karts for their rFactor 2 simulation.

The release consists of two karts, including the 20hp Junior kart and the 40hp F1 Kart for advanced drivers. Furthermore, Quebec, a matching kart track has been released, coming with two layouts.

[boxdownload]Download Karts for rFactor 2 Here[/boxdownload]
  • Chris Wright

    Blimey, you don’t expect that on a Saturday night. Nice one again ISI.

  • Aaron Carlisle

    I just got done running a few races online, and I can honestly say the racing we had in these is some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time. Good job, ISI!

  • Fernando Capel

    Really a great surprise, Congratulations ISI, the simulator is getting better and better!!!

  • GamerMuscle
    • Aaron Carlisle

      Rather odd… may I ask what you’ve changed? I’ve changed motherboard, processor and video card w/o any issues such as that.

      • GamerMuscle

        I just reformatted , I must have used up my 4 activations so I have had to send an Email to them for them to manually re-authorise my account which can take up to 2 days ( though in the past with RF1 they normally do it within a day)

        Just weird that they don’t have a fully automated system or a some sort of unified content and login system.

        ISI are just a really weird company when it comes to how RF2 is packaged sold and distributed.

        Its like RF2 is stuck in the 90s early 2000s

      • Aaron Carlisle

        Odd, indeed. Maybe it’s because that I have all of my games installed on a 2nd HD that I never had an issue such as that. Hopefully they get yours sorted out in a timely fashion.

      • GamerMuscle

        Yep hope they can authenticate it soon so i can do some racing 🙂 For now ill just listen to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6czBEQi73c

      • Anonymous

        ISI has been really good with activation support.

        As for your comments about ISI and possibly weird? I think after they broke away from EA they focused on conservative development cost and middlemanless distribution and I think it has worked for them after seeing some developers and publishers get too big for their britches and then finding themselves in financial difficulty. Maybe in a way ISI does it best?

    • Anonymous

      I got that same message yesterday, out of the blue. Been using same computer for over a year now. Must say, though, ISI reactivated my game within an hour.

    • Guest

      Same here D:
      So now we have to wait…
      …patiently…

      …wait…

      • Aleš Přibáň

        lol i had response pretty fast 🙂

    • Jockulation

      Got the same message. Sent and email and had a reply less than 24hrs later and this was on a sunday!

  • Skytrill

    I searched among Quebec’s karting tracks and I think I found it: http://www.shkarting.com/fr/configuration-pistes.htm
    Lots of choice for kart amateur now if we compare with five years ago. The Oculus might make it very appealing as well

    edit: onboard video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is8rIriNUvg

  • Matt Orr

    So, Civic, Panoz, Karts… all driving quite well, not feeling like the old “why am I only using half of the tire” rFactor 2, but rather the rFactor 2 we expected. Starting to see a trend here, and I kind of like it.

    What a blast!

    • Marc Collins

      I agree with your pleasure over the recent trend.

  • Ricoo

    great race Tim

  • Anonymous

    Love it Love it Love it. Great stuff here 4real!

  • ANM

    How do they compare with the GSC 2013 karts? Better, worse?

  • vaggelis

    By far the best kart simulator right now. They drive incredibly realistic! I just hope they will make the cars and the track look a bit better.. I got used to Silverstone and Loch Drummond graphics and this new mod cant keep up to that level.. Anyway thanks ISI!

  • Anonymous

    They should update lime rock park to add the skid pad and tiny karting track.

    It wouldn’t be a super amount of work but it would be a cool addition, especially as the autocross track appears to have a few different configurations:

    http://goo.gl/maps/MLrkh

    At the moment, both are there but not done properly or in any kind of detail – drive up there and you’ll see what i mean! Also, if you try and drive over the bridge that goes over the track, you fall through ahahah.

    • Matt Orr

      That and someone should enable Poznan’s Kart circuit!

      • Aleš Přibáň

        yes yes yes guys, lets start with karting tracks ! :))) Im having lots of fun with those ! Looking forward for some new ones !

    • Marc Collins

      Agreed! If you zoom in, there’s even a kart on the track for inspiration!

  • Anonymous

    karts should be “hopping” in fast tight turns , and there’s no hopping tire screech either , like kartsim video.

    • Marc Collins

      There is when you drive them. Is your opinion based on reality or. like half the rest of the comments on here, second-hand interpretation of a crappy quality YouTube video?

      • Anonymous

        By driving real karts. don’t know where the youtube plays into this, . .

      • Marc Collins

        You mentioned kartsim video.

      • Anonymous

        referring to the style of sound effects of tires screeching from that video.

      • Marc Collins

        Compare to the video below of the real thing, not another sim. Sounds are about the same. I thought you were trying to compare handling and FFB issues from a video, which is ridiculous.

  • Jockulation

    No idea if they are realistic, but they are certainly fun to drive.

  • mjbonner70

    Loved this! Just had a blast round Quebec. Agree could do with some tyre hopping round tight corners, but by far and away the most fun I’ve had in RF2 so far beyond the historics. We are really in good shape between the regular updates for RF2 and AC right now. Great time to be a sim racer!

  • Kev

    There’s so much to these vehicles I don’t know where to start. Perhaps my favorite part about them is that they have unified an otherwise very serious community around pure fun. Add to this incredibly raw, deep and convicing physics and ffb an what you get is full servers and a lot of sore muscles from hours of intense action. Awesome. Aside from being incredibly fun IRL, karts also translate better to sim racing than any other vehical IMO because they are so intense and offer uninterrupted feedback compared to many boring IRL car combos with long straights and lack of technical challenge. That is why for cars I am only interested in rally or other extreme racing or fictional combos where there is an uninterrupted series of unique and interesting technical challenges.

    • Marc Collins

      Although far from easy to drive really well, the skill level required for the karts is lower than almost every other vehicle due to their low torque, no gears and incredible low centre of gravity and high grip. They are also going slowly enough that when you do screw-up, it’s often not “fatal.” I respectfully suggest that these are a better skills match for most of us out here in our computer chairs than most other race vehicles that are simulated. Most people couldn’t even handle a Skippy in real life, but we all want to hop into a F1 car and be competitive out of the box.

      • ipitydafool

        An F1 car is no-doubt easier to drive than a skippy, at least F1 cars are not pre-programmed with stupid amounts of lift-off oversteer.

      • Anonymous

        Well to be honest I would say karting at a high level requires more skill than driving a large number of cars. No suspension makes them pretty nervous and twitchy. consequences are usually less so I agree with that. Karts are more physically demanding than a lot of other race cars too. Sticky tyres with high cornering speeds is hard work!

  • tanelt

    Modena KK1 engine model, 100cc engine exhaust and Rotax max engine sound- what a package 😀

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