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rFactor 2 – Tire Wear & Deformation Preview Videos

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 06:55 PM PDT

Image Space Incorporated has released two brand new preview video, showing off some new tire features of their upcoming rFactor 2 simulation. The first video shows the tire wear and flatspotting in action, the tire wear has been increased by 100x to show off the effect of a 100 lap run in one single lap. Also visible [...]

LMT F1 2010 1.0 – Released

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 03:56 PM PDT

Team LMT has released their Formula One 2010 mod for rFactor, bringing last year’s F1 season to the simulation. The mod is the team’s first ever full Formula One season mod following the release of their DTM mod and the Ferrari F60 single-car release. F1 2010 includes all cars and drivers of the 2010 Formula One season, [...]

The True Football Manager

The True Football Manager

Squad revolution before the 9th season

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 02:52 AM PDT

Dear readers, be prepared for the long post! I has finished rebuilding Boston squad before the 9th season of the story. The season will be the 2nd one in the Premier League for our "Blue Square North League team".

Loss of Marcelinho

Marcelinho became the best Boston player of the debut PL season. I was not surprised receiving the largest amount of offers exactly regarding him. Boston chairman has been accepting all the offers and I has been cancelling them during few weeks until… Huddersfield made the minimum fee release clause:


I could only view the offer without opportunity to cancel it.  This is how I lost my leader of defence, very prospective Brazilian player Печальная рожица 

I understood I should work even harder during the upcoming transfer window.




Transfer money and wage budget

The board gave me quite high transfer budget and low wage budget. Though it's much better than $220K before the previous season.

Season expectations


Players Out

Players out

I said 'Bye' to many non-first squad players. The most of them can defined into 2 groups: High wage and Too old.

High wage

- Kyle Bartley (DC)

- Ryan Mason (MC, ST)

- Walid Atta (DR, DC)

- Christoph Leitgeb (MC). Though his is 33 years old as well.

Too old

- Jeffrey Altheer (DR)

- Kalifa Cisse (DC, DMC)

- Marc Tierney (DL)

It's also necessary to single out the profitable loan of Ross Barkley.


Players In

Players in

How do you like this list? Winking The long one! It contains 19 players. Surely there are several promising youngsters who were instantly moved to Boston Reserves. But the majority will be used in the main squad.

I won't emphasize on every player, just want to describe for you Top 10 Boston transfers.


1. Robson (MC) - $110K

Robson in Football Manager 2011

This super-talent was found in Slavia Prague. And you see that low amount of money I paid… Hope this wonderkid will become a Boston leader, hope I'll be able to keep him happy in the squad for many seasons. Fortunately, he has no minimum release clause fee in the contract.


2. Esteban Stivan (SC) - $7M

Esteban Stivan in Football Manager 2011

It's my attempt to find a great forward for Boston United. Esteban Stivas is only 18 years old! Looks like another wonderkid for my club Cool

Pay attention that my offer beat the offers of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Independiente.

Stivan prefers Boston


3. Adama Soumaoro (DC) - $3.9M   -  Great return!

Adama Soumaro in FM 2011


I decided to replace Marcelinho with central back who became the best Boston player 3 years ago being on loan in our team. I know Adama Soumaoro very well that should help to decrease risks of putting new weak DC in the first squad.

Though it's clearly that better central defender has to be found in the next season to increase reliability of the last line.


4. Ben Powell (DMC/MC/DC) - $2.4M

Ben Powell in Football Manager 2011

Promising midfielder from Manchester United. Powell's speed is awesome for central midfielder!


5. Mike Okoduwa (AMR/MC) - Loan fee $525K

Mike Okoduwa in FM 2011

Mike Okoduwa is quick and non-typical player whom I going to use on the right flank. Highly determined, speedy and having fine technical level. Hope his Tackling will help to hassle opponent's pressing.

I like loaning Arsenal talents Happy


6. Emmanuel Adebayor (SC) - Free!

Emmaneul Adebayour in FM 2011

I am fan of Arsenal in the real life. Therefore I could not reject myself in signing Emma Adebayor. Moreover, he agreed on very average wage.


7. Mohamed Sissoko (DMC/MC) - Free!

Mohammed Sissoko in FM 2011

Another awesome Boston newcomer! It's well known that Momo is very tough ball tackler. The only shortcoming is his speed.


8. Gary Deegan (MC) - Free!

Gary Deegan in Football Manager 2011

Experienced Irish central midfielder with great mental skills. I will use Gary as substitution player for Robson on MRC position with Advanced Playmaker role.


9. Jeff Holland (AML) - Loan fee $120K

Jeff Holland in FM 2011

Quick and decent left winger. Seems like he'll start the first matches from a substitution bench.


10. Emmanuele Terranova (DC, DR) - $1.2M

Emanuele Terranova in FM 2011

Experienced Terranova is my attempt to increase depth of the squad in defence. He can play as central and right back having decent attribute values for the both positions.


Boston finances after the transfers

Now please look what financial situation I have after all.

Wage budget:

Wage budget

Very close to the wage limit. The board rejected to increase it ignoring my request.

General finances:

Balance and transfer budget

$12M unspent! It's the money I can use in winter fixing up my transfer mistakes. You know normally I make them Winking




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Thrustmaster TR8 RS Shifter – Development Video

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 03:36 PM PDT

Back in June, Thrustmaster showed off a first photo of the additional H-shifter for their T500 RS steering wheel. Now, a first video of the new unit is available, showing the H-gated shifter in action during a resistance test. Named TR8 RS, it will be interesting to see how the unit will be connected to the wheel [...]

F1 1994 LE by F1-S-R – Williams Renders

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 03:25 PM PDT

F1Racer has released nine high-resolution renders of the Williams Renault FW16 that is part of F1-S-R's F1 1994 LE mod project for rFactor. The Renault-powered FW16 rose to tragic fame by becoming the last car that three-time world champion Ayrton Senna drove. Following the Brazilian’s tragic death at Imola, young David Coulthard took over the driving [...]

MAK Corp on Megane Eurocup Car – Photos

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 03:05 PM PDT

Sim racing is having a special presence in the Renault Megane Eurocup series these days as race driver Toni Forne is running a big Mak Corp decal on his car this season. Mak Corp has been building a custom Megane simulator for him to practice for upcoming races, sim racers can try out the open beta [...]

This Week in Sim Racing by SRT – July 29 Edition

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 02:13 PM PDT

Jessica Lopez & Tom Haake are hosting a new edition of's excellent This Week in Sim Racing segment, recapping some of the things that happened during the past week. This week, the guys show off some new Autoclub Revolution previews & the new RealFeel for rFactor version, introduce us to some cool racing leagues and more. [...]

ARC Handbrake Unveiled

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 02:05 PM PDT

Team ARC has revealed another high-quality hardware product by showing us first photos of the ARC_Handbrake. Made entirely of aluminum, the handbrake has been designed to resemble real-life handbrakes and developed in co-operation with race driver Elio Minetti. The handbrake is planned to work in PC simulations as well as on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, [...]

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VirtualR - Sim Racing News – New Build & Content Available Now

Posted: 29 Jul 2011 11:04 AM PDT

iRacing has successfully launched the new build of their online racing simulation, adding a heap of new features and content items to the system. Among the new features is the racing line driving aid, tournament racing, depth of field for replays, the all-new tire model for four additional cars and much more. In terms of content, the [...]

Nissan Leaf NISMO RC – First Renders

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 08:59 PM PDT

Mexes has released first renders of his Nissan Leaf NISMO RC project for rFactor 2 that will bring a rather unusual race car to the upcoming simulation. Like its road-going counterpart, the racing version of the Leaf is powered by a electric engine. Designed by Nissan’s NISMO department, the car weighs 938 kilos and can reach [...]

CTDP F1 1994 – Jordan 194 Model Previews

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 08:42 PM PDT

CTDP has released new previews of their Formula One 1994 mod project, showing off the improved Jordan 194 model made by Andreas 'Neidryder' Neidhardt & Marco 'BMWFan' Büttner. Powered by a Hart V10 engine, the 194 was driven by Rubens Barrichello, Eddie Irvine, Arguri Suzuki and Andrea de Cesaris. Jordan clinched 28 points in the 1994 [...] – Summer Update Release Notes

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 08:20 PM PDT

The big summer update for Season 3 of 2011 is just around the corner as iRacing has published the official release notes of the imminent release. The update will introduce a heap of the new content items and improvements to the simulation, including the release of the Honda HPD ARX-01C Le Mans Prototype, the Ford [...]

F1 2011 – New Gameplay Footage Video

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 08:13 PM PDT

Four days ago, released an interesting video interview with Codemasters’ Paul Jeal, senior producer of the studios’ upcoming Formula One 2011 title. To follow up on that, the magazine has now released a new preview video, featuring more than three minutes of pure gameplay footage of the upcoming title. The video shows plenty of driving [...]

Illusion Motorsports NASCAR Simulator – Photos

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 08:02 PM PDT

While fans of touring car & formula racing have plenty of racing rigs to choose from, sim racers who prefer stock car racing rarely find any hardware that is designed towards their favorite form of racing. This changes now as Illusion Motorsports introduces the Classic Stock Car simulator for everyone who wants to put an authentic [...]

Forza Motorsport 4 – SRT Preview Footage

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 07:51 PM PDT has released some new gameplay footage of Turn 10’s upcoming Forza Motorsport 4 title for the Xbox 360. The videos do not just show the Autovista showroom narrated by Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson and the rather arcady car bowling mode but also lets us check out Fanatec’s upcoming Forza Motorsport CSR wheel in action in [...]

World Rally Championship 2 – Hands-On Videos

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 07:40 PM PDT

A few weeks ago, Black Bean Games’ Davide Latina gave a rather discouraging interview to IGN, commenting on how the main improvements in the studios’ upcoming World Rally Championship 2 title are concentrating on the graphical presentation. Even though fans of realistic rallying would disagree, Latina went on to call the driving model of the studio’s [...]

Game Stock Car – Salvador SRT Video

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 07:34 PM PDT

The guys over at have put together a great gameplay video of Reiza Studios’ recently-released Game Stock Car title. The video shows a lap around the very detailed Salvador street circuit from four different views at once. Make sure to check out the free 30-minute demo of Game Stock Car here if you haven’t yet, Reiza’s [...]

Driving Two Generations of Spa Francorchamps

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 05:26 PM PDT's Jens "McGonigle" Lindblad has put together a very interesting feature story on how to master the iconic Spa Francorchamps circuit. The article focuses on two very different versions of the Belgian Grand Prix venue made by the same developer. The modern layout is represented with the iRacing version as Jens gives plenty of driving [...]

Hungaroring 1999 1.0 – Released

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 04:13 PM PDT

macci dESIGN has released his Hungaroring 1999 for rFactor, bringing a historical version of the Hungarian Formula One venue to the simulation. Below is an on-board preview video for you to check out the track, showing a lap around the venue in the Williams. Located near the state capital of Budapest, the Hungaroring has been hosting an [...]