- 1 Where to buy/download?
- 2 How to Install
- 3 Setting Up Your Wheel
- 4 Official Content
- 5 Mods
- 6 Skin packs
- 7 Content Creation, Modding, and Converting
- 8 Skinning and Templates
- 9 FAQ
Where to buy/download?
Alternatively, you can download the game here.
Download all of the above files and install them in order, top to bottom. If you have issues, check:
- You have at least one car and one track installed through the launcher - downloading the .rfcmps and putting them in your packages folder is NOT installing them
- That you are trying to launch the game through the "launch rfactor.exe" in the Launcher folder, not the .exes in the bin32 and bin64 folder
Otherwise, post in the thread.
How to Install
1. Go to your Steam libary.
2. Click on "rFactor2"
3. Click on "Install"
1. Download the files as instructed above.
2. Extract the ultralite build somewhere on your computer. We recommend C:\Program Files (x86)\rFactor 2
3. Copy the updated files over this install, or direct the update .exe to this directory.
4. Once updated to the latest version, copy over the latest crack.
5. Paste the launcher in this folder: /rfactor2/launcher
6. Download at least 1 car and track .rfcmp file and put them in your packages directory. This is usually located in the rFactor 2 root directory.
7. Open the launcher and install the car and track.
8. Play the game through the launcher.
If you are experience somewhat low FPS and are travelling slower than you should be, go to your player.json file in UserData. Edit the following line:
Sim Processor Thresh=255,
And change the value from 255 to 3. (255 = no multithreaded physics, 3 = on) This will enable mutlicore processing and you will experience smoother gameplay and normal speeds.
Setting Up Your Wheel
Plug it and and play, rFactor 2's default wheel setup is more than adequate to get you going.
Tracks with right turns too
/ovg/ Server Package Download
happy little civics
U t R t D EGT cars (ask for link in mumble)
U t R t D PX cars (ask for link in mumble)
Tracks with right turns too
Skip Barber F1 livery pack (December 15th) (1975 Hesketh, 1980 Brabham BT49, 1991 Tyrrell F1, 1992 Footwork Arrows, 1994 Ferrari F1, 1997 Jordan Grand Prix, 2000 Minardi, 2005 BAR Honda, 2005 Renault F1, 2009 Brawn GP, 2013 Marussia F1)
Content Creation, Modding, and Converting
Skinning and Templates
Handy guide on Getting Skins Into rFactor 2
HOW TO NAME YOUR FILES FOR THE BTCC SKINS (and any other multi-texture car)
You need to follow a naming convention to get everything to show up ingame even though you put it into the .mas file. The name of the .mas must reflect the names of the skins.
My .mas file for this car is called 52alt.mas, so my texture files must be named 52alt[TYPE].dds, or else rf2 will not see them
So my body is 52alt.dds, my spoiler is 52altEXTRA5.dds, wheels 52altEXTRA8.dds, and windows 52altWINDOW.dds
So as long as XXaltTYPE is followed and in the same order as your .mas filename, you can get it in the game
To get the skin on a server, you simply go on the serve and wait in the pitbox for your skin to upload, then everyone else can get it from the server. Your skin needs to be a .mas and seperate from the other skins (you need to click in the TUNING screen on ...NEW CAR/DRIVER FROM CURRENT and input your info), if it's just an alternative for an existing car, it doesnt work every time
In the NEW CAR/DRIVER box, you input as follows (example from RBDKs Stock Car) Driver name: RBDK Team name: Ford Racing Team MAERSK Car description: #52 MAERSK RBDK Car number: 52
NAMING URD EGT SKIN FILES
For URD skins the structure is a little different. It is important that you name your skins exactly as follows (example with #52 Corvette C7R)
Body file: 52_ALT.dds, Rear Window: 52_ALTrwin.dds, Wing: 52_ALTwing.dds, Banner: 52_ALTban.dds
Saved into a .mas file name 52_ALT
For a Porsche 911 it would be
Body: 52_ALT.dds, Banner: 52_ALTbaner.dds (YES ONLY ONE 'N', VERY IMPORTANT!!!!), Wing: 52_ALTrwing.dds, Windows: 52_ALTwindows.dds
How do I make my own mods /host my own server?
How do I change my in-game name?
Go to %appdata%, open the .rFactor folder and open the file 'rFactor.name' with a text editor. The first line is what your first name is in-game, the second line is what your last name is in-game, and the third line is your nickname in-game. These can be changed to anything you want.
If you downloaded the cracked version, you may not have a .rFactor folder. If so, create it and the rFactor.name file inside it, then fill in your details yourself.
If this still doesn't work, try changing "Player Nick":"your nickname" in your player.json in Userdata\player.
My computer runs rFactor 1 fine, why does this run so poorly?
rFactor 2 is a big step up from rFactor 1, both graphically and technically, rFactor 2 features an advance tyre model, weather effects, improved lighting, and much, much more! Thus that GeForce 7900 you bought 10 years ago doesn't cut it anymore. Stop being poor and upgrade your computer.