1. The date for the next RaceRoom update is set to 11th August 2020

News COVID-19 - RaceRoom temporarily goes 100% free

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by J-F Chardon, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. J-F Chardon

    J-F Chardon Sector3 Producer Developer

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    Hello everyone,

    In these difficult times of quarantine and lockdowns, it's very important that we take care of each other. As a racing game providing entertainment, we thought temporarily opening the gates and letting you all enjoy the RaceRoom content without worrying about the next paycheck was the best we could do. Starting now and for a minimum of five days, all the content in RaceRoom is freely accessible.

    In addition to that, we are throwing a #RaceFromHome event this saturday, with all kinds of motorsport and simracing personalities. It will be streamed on Youtube and you can already set a reminder here.
    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for regular updates on the confirmed participants!

    Later today, around 20.00 CET, RaceRoom devs from Sector3 Studios, including yours truly, will be hanging out on the RaceRoom Discord to chat and race on the ranked servers. See you all tonight!


    Please take care of your loved ones as well as vulnerable people around you. You may very well have elderly neighbours scared of going outside from what they see on the news. Please take precautions to not spread the disease to them when reaching out.

    While you are not using it, your computer can also help make a difference: please make sure to check out Folding@Home ( https://foldingathome.org/ ). It is a distributed computing project simulating protein dynamics, which helps scientists figure out new ways of curing diseases. They have recently dedicated resources to covid-19.

    See you on track, and most importantly, stay safe, everyone!

    J-F Chardon
     
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  2. Olaf Hülse

    Olaf Hülse Well-Known Member

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    Great idea! You're the best!
    Finally I can race with some of my guys at the Nordschleife who say it's too expensive to do so :D
    All the best and stay healthy from Germany to Sweden!
    Greetings
     
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  3. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Nice, gives me a chance to test zhejiang :D
     
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  4. Goffik

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    This is really great gesture. It's no much nicer than all the mediocre discounts others are offering to help "isolationists", which to me feels more like profiteering. Well done S3! :cool:
     
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  5. MattYKee

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    Thanks guys,
     
  6. R.Noctua

    R.Noctua Well-Known Member

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    That's a great idea.
    Too bad I can't work from home. :rolleyes:
     
  7. bbking

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    Merci !
     
  8. GearGrinder

    GearGrinder Well-Known Member

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    Why do the raceroom ranked servers have passwords?
     
  9. ducman888

    ducman888 Well-Known Member

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    Well done and thank you for the Folding@Home as that will help with the over whelming sense of helplessness.

    Stay healthy everyone
     
  10. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Probably to keep out the wreckers that the free content might attract. Would be nice to know the password(s) tho :D
     
  11. GearGrinder

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    found it.
     
  12. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    And where if i may ask? :D
     
  13. Alistair McKinley

    Alistair McKinley Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much, Sector 3.
    That's a really nice gesture, indeed. :)
     
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  14. DavidP

    DavidP New Member

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    very generous, many thanks!

    is the password 'raceroom'?

    i can tell you, its not !

    :(
     
  15. coolwhip21

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    Thanks for this!
     
  16. Balrog

    Balrog Well-Known Member

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    Hint: you guys might want to join the official Discord server!
     
  17. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Not surprised thats the solution :D
    But i dont fancy having to download another app and creating another account to be able to play the game in its entirety and judging by this (look at pic) i wouldnt expect that to be neccessary either..
     

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  18. Christian G

    Christian G Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    You can also use Discord through any web browser, you don't have to install the client/app.
    All you have to do is register an account at http://discordapp.com

    AfaIk the browser version does have some limitations, but those are mainly about using multiple audio devices and such iirc.
     
  19. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    When i click on the link in the discord thread i immediately get to the app store..
    But id still have to create another account and as long as the passwords are only in place during the everything free days and theres only one server of interest for me at the moment which i have yet to see decently populated anyways i wont do that. Thanks for clearing it up tho :)
     
  20. RIZZI

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    Thx very much