Virtua_LM Releases Le Mans 1972-1986 for rFactor

Le Mans 1972-1986 version 1.0 by Virtua_LM is now available for download. rFactor fans have been looking forward to this track for months and it was worth the wait. It's strange that they would just up and release it today out of the blue. The Virtua_LM guys did an outstanding job on the track and it's easily one of the best available for rFactor. There's a list of download mirrors below. The readme specifically requests that other people don't host the file so I won't be uploading it here, sorry. I'm really looking forward to see what Virtua_LM comes up with next. If this track is any indication of what we can expect, rFactor is just going to keep getting better and better.

Download Le Mans 1972-1986 1.0 for rFactor (85MB):
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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.