CLOSED McLaren Shadow rFactor 2 Qualifier

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  1. Christopher Elliott

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    Hot on the tail of the three car pack we released yesterday is the start of one of the world’s most intense and demanding competitions for virtual racers. Last year, rFactor 2 winner Rudy van Buren won the overall prize. Now with the McLaren Shadow project, it’s your turn to compete with some of the best.

    We will be hosting three rounds of racing before going into the final. To get into each of these rounds you need to finish high-up in the hotlap standings which happen before each race. The hotlaps last for around a week and if you make it within the required number you will qualify for the weekend showdown of this round. These races are live-broadcasted and officiated, so your time to shine! Top 10 of these Weekend Showdowns qualify for the rFactor 2 Grand Final on the 28th of October.

    Winning the rFactor 2 McLaren Shadow final secures you a spot in the McLaren Shadow Project Final later this year, and with this having a shot at becoming part of their esports team.

    Registration is now open and if you have either a copy of rFactor 2 installed, or, for the first round only, the brand new rFactor 2 demo, you can dive into the qualifier and experience the authentic replica of iconic McLaren open wheelers of different eras. Servers will be running the first car/track combination from 18th of September onward.

    Important links:

    Instructions on Joining:
    STEP 1
    Download the demo
    OR
    Buy the full game

    STEP 2

    To enter go to our competition page rFactor2, make sure you login to Steam, fill in all your details, and subscribe to the session!

    STEP 3
    Click on 'Join Session'
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    STEP 4
    Important - Check your desktop back ground for the Steam pop up!
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    STEP 5
    Click OK and you're in!

    Please note that if it takes more than 3 minutes to load the track the first time you enter, it will fail - you will then have to reconnect.
     
  2. Ho3n3r

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    EDIT: Nvm, just started working now...

    EDIT 2: Gone again.

    Anyone else getting this?

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  3. WiZPER

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  4. Magus

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    I just get 'Attempting Direct Connect' & just stays on that screen. Playing through VPN so could be that (?)
     
  5. WiZPER

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    There's currently a problem with people getting "invalid password" - comp servers are getting restarted right now (says Marrs on Discord)
     
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  6. Christopher Elliott

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    We are currently working on this issue, should not be long.
     
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  7. Ho3n3r

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    I also have to fill out my details - name, country, Accept T's & C's - every time I want to join a session. Is this by design?
     
  8. Marcel Offermans

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    Please hold off on joining for a bit more, as Chris says we're working on the issue.
     
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  9. Marcel Offermans

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    Ok, I believe we tackled the issue. Feel free to sign up and join. My apologies for the delay.
     
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  10. Dan1

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    I get could not download mod error, the name of the mod appears one second and it seems to be mclaren-silverstone mod or something like that.
    I have track/car downloaded why this happens
     
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    How to fix my game not downloading the silverstone_2016 track?
     
  12. Francesco Bigazzi

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    Still getting the same problem when entering registration page, and if i decide to proceed i get the message "default backend - 404"
     
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    Servers down for the night.

    I've only done half a dozen laps or so but really enjoying the car track combo. Well done guys good choice:D
     
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    Yo guys, we found a little issue we are dealing with right now! *Cough DRS cough...Servers will be back tomorrow morning!
     
  15. Christopher Elliott

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    Comp is back up! Thanks for bearing with!
     
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    my splash screen hangs for over 3 minutes - any way to fix that ? - causes a fail on joining -

    once past the splash everything is fast but im past 3 minutes by then
     
  17. Dan1

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    I still getting the couldnt download mod error, can you guys explain whats happening?
     
  18. WiZPER

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    Will just copy in the reply I gave you on Discord, maybe others have the same issue...

    "Dan1 , try right clicking RFactor2 in Steam lib, then go to properties and verify local files. Alternatively, unsub and resub the M4-8 in Workshop"
     
  19. Lazza

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    I think your steam client is trying to show the popup in the instructions but it didn't quite work. Try clicking Steam in your taskbar once or twice to try and make it draw on top so you can click Ok to continue.
     
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    I notice silverstone_2016 track is available. Does this track include a correctly working DRS and is it encrypted ?
     
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