Help with Multiplayer

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  1. Sirclip

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    Hi, I've recently bought RF2 and would like to know how I could join an 'online' race. I've searched high & low for some documentation, but I've been uanble to find anything. Can someone tell me where I should look ?
    PS : I have no previous experience of other SIM's/Gaming apps. I bought RF2 essentially so that I could learn the UK circuits.

    Thanks.
     
  2. TPG

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    ..Assuming your using Steam..open Steam, highlight rFactor2 in your library and click Play, once the rFactor2 Launcher opens click on the Double Helmets Icon, select a server and join. The Single Helmet Icon is Single Player..
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I'm not using Steam, but the process I used is the one you described. I now suspect the problem that I encountered is due to my antivirus blocking the download. It would be nice if there were some documentation though! (I simply can't believe that there's none)
     
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    Yes, this game is rough on new users..I suggest browsing the Vehicle and Location sections and manually downloading the Mods/Tracks you're interested in, also visit ISI's downloads for more downloads, eventually you will find a server running content you have installed..good luck
     
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    Thank you again.
     
  6. Sirclip

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    BTW (anyone) - are there any costs with joining a 'hosted' multiplayer race ?
     
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    What is your error message ?
    what happen when you click on JOIN game ?
    Thanks
     
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    Hi, the error message was something similar to "can't install mod" - as I said, I think it's now solved as I disabled my antivirus and now it's working. When you say "join" do you mean click on "race", as I don't have any button that's labelled 'join'. Is it free to 'join' a multiplayer race ? Thanks.
     
  9. Gijs van Elderen

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    Studio 397 will not update the non steam versions.
    To enjoy rF2 online and the new features. You'll need to transfer your rF2 account to steam.

    Be aware: if you bought the offline mode with 1 year online suscription. You'll lose the online suscription!!!
    To transfer your remaining online access send a message to @Marcel Offermans, @Christopher Elliott or @Tim Wheatley .
    (Is there a new email adress for this?)

    Ofcourse you'll need to install Steam and create a Steam account.

    Once you have all this covered you can transfer your rF2 account to your steam account.

    https://commerce.rfactor.net/steam-transfer-form

    Once you have your steam key. (Since you are a new user). Unistall rF2 and delete the userdata folder.
    Go the steam, and enter the steam key.

    rF2 and the default content will start to download (+/-10Gb)
    At first launche all content will start install.
     
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    OK, I've created a new Steam account, and submitted the request to transfer my rF2 to Steam, but no email from rF2 has arrived?
     
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    be patient Sirclip, sometimes it may take up to 24hrs to get a reply. once you have the game and presuming you have paid for online (lifetime is the best option in the long run) you can join free of charge any server
     
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    Thanks for your reply bwana. I did in fact pay for the lifetime subscription. I really like the idea of playing against other people - hopefully I can find a race for novices! I was blown-away with the 'physics' (particularly FFB) of the sim/game. I can see how one could get very involved with playing RF2 - I'm already thinking that my modest setup may need an upgrade, specifically my old Logitech Wingman Formula Force GP .
     
  13. Christopher Elliott

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    Did you get this solved?
     
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    No, I still haven't received my Steam code via email.
     
  15. Gijs van Elderen

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    Check spam folder. ;)
     
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    Nope, no spam, checked both my webmail folders and local email client. Nothing I'm afraid to say.
     
  17. Christopher Elliott

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    ok please contact support and mention you didn't receive your code.
    support@rfactor.net
     

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