Tried it and so far do not like it much. It is really a beta version, lots of things is unfinished. Also it only works on DX 10.1 or higher. Setting it to lowest it looks like shiny poo and still doesn't get decent fps.
Mouse is not supported and even when emulating mouse as a joystick it is not possible to have gas and brakes on keys or buttons, only on axis = fail.
NO MOUSE SUPPORT.
BUT YOU GET XBOX360 SUPPORT, think what you want.
Driving on keyboard is quite easy except road cars that under braking handle like a 2CV, feels unrealistic. Some curbs are silly and their physics to me seems screwed up.
Cars have kind of a feel of NFS/GT/rF.
No skins, no colors, limited setups, no track configurations either.
What's worst though is that silly slowdown when you leave track and even worse is that when sliding it changes gas to 75% instead of 100%. Clutch and handbrake do not work either.
How does it handle guys on wheels when driving on the limit?
Setup changes are noticeable but changes of wings by 1 felt rather big changes.
Some cars seem to have infinite grip, which is ok, just depends how real it is and how it handles on the limit. Not driving fast enough means feeling a lot of grip.
When running at low resolutions the GUI is a mess and won't fit there, making certain things in the menu unreachable.
Yes driving with all helpers off and so on and the game still touches gas, brakes, etc. does not even let you speed in pits or turn off pit limiter.
Hitting it off the ground on 1st gear is more like stalling the car even when I set the 1st gear to fastest possible. Clutch doesn't work so no clutch kicking alá rFactor can't be done.
LFS > rFactor > AC
No idea where iRacing stands haven't tried it, but with it's pricing scheme it seems dead to me. Not going to pay so much for a game and every update, car, track, ...
AC fun game if you like NFS/GT, have a wheel and want to have fun.
Serious sim racing?
To be seen after tons of updates and full features of the game being revealed.
Haven't seen anything said about the physics model, is there any info about it?
Also doing half of the configuration in config files instead of menu and it still doesn't work is a bummer.
No FOV adjustment for me. But it's great they added grass and sand and curbs into a config so one can maybe make those off track surface have same grip as tarmac? LOL