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2007 24 Hours of Le Mans Live Streaming Video Coverage

2009 Update: I've updated the front page with links for the 2009 Le Mans race.

24 Hours of Le MansHere are some links to live streaming video and audio feeds for the 75th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. SpeedTV will be providing approximately 20 hours of coverage for people in the US and you can also tune in to an audio broadcast at Radio Lemans. For other coverage including photos and live timing, head over to The Paddock.

2007 24 Hours of Le Mans Live Streaming Video:
Streamingx1 (requires IE)
TVU Networks (Channel 53060 - requires player installation)

I have no experience with the TVU player and have no idea what is in the software. Install it at your own risk. I'll be keeping an eye out for more feeds and will post links throughout the day as I find them. Enjoy the race!

Live for Speed Patch X Released

It looks like the LFS devs have been busy. Just a couple of months after the release of patch W comes patch X and it includes a whole slew of additions and changes. You can use the autoupdate feature within the Live for Speed multiplayer menu to install the patch. There's far too many changes to list here but some of the highlights are listed below.

Partial List of Changes for LFS Patch X:
- Maximum number of cars increased to 32
- False starts are now possible
- Preload added to clutch pack differentials to improve handling
- Skin improvements and a high resolution premium skin download service
- Global class balancing system
- A new version of InSim

For a more complete list, visit the Live for Speed website or this thread in the forum.

24 Hours of Nürburgring Live Streaming Video

Just a heads up for you Green Hell fans. There are a couple of live streaming video feeds available from the 24 Hours of Nürburgring.

Updated Links for 2010 Race:
Live Video Feed Links: (Translate)

The second link is restricted to certain countries. These video feeds have a tendency to become overloaded depending on how many people are streaming them. If they don't work right away, wait a few minutes and try again.

Radio LeMans has an English audio feed. Click the "Listen Live" button in the upper left part of the page then click the "play" button on the mini-player in the popup window to start the audio feed.

Here's to a safe and enjoyable race!

Is rFactor About to Rain on our Parade?

A new video showed up on Youtube yesterday showing off rain in rFactor. It appears to be some kind of promo video from the ISI/Intel/BMW Sauber F1 deal. Considering ISI has stated there are no more major patches coming for the current version of rFactor, it looks like we'll have to wait for the next version to slip and slide. Whatever the case may be, it looks really good so sign me up.

There's a thread over at RSC about this video. Maybe one of the ISI guys will chime in with some more info.

Edit: The hi-res version of this video can be downloaded from RapidShare.

McLaren F1 Challenge 3.0 Released for rFactor

Dave Purdy and Co. have released version 3.0 of their McLaren F1 Challenge rFactor mod. The latest version includes some nice changes and improvements to what I think is one of the best car add-ons for rFactor.

Here's a summarized list of what's new in 3.0:

• User selectable dash for both the GTR or LM cars.
• Driver change possible though upgrade.
• GTR lap times will be competitive against a certain unmentionable mod.
• LM laptimes will be competitive with some other quick cars around.
• New tires with new curves.
• Totally new and original suspension design.
• Adjusted engine heating, cooling and fuel parameters.
• New skins courtesy of Frank Amend, Dai and others.

For a more complete list of fixes and changes along with full credits for the mod, check out the readme included in the archive or visit this thread over at Race Sim Central.

Download the McLaren F1 Challenge Mod v3.0 for rFactor (68MB):
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