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#1 BuddyHolly

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 23:48

is there such a thing as an indycar game or a racing game with indycars on PS4?

 

(Sadly I'm limited to PS4 as my PC is too old to play games and I sold my XB1)

 



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#2 HP

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 01:36

Cars2 is one

https://www.projectc...e.com/the-cars/



#3 Hati

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 07:43

 

(Sadly I'm limited to PS4 as my PC is too old to play games and I sold my XB1)

 

I'm pretty sure your PC is powerful enough for this:

https://en.wikipedia.../IndyCar_Racing

 

It was tons of fun in 90s, don't know how well it has aged or how easy it's to get a modern wheel or joystick to work with it, especially since you probably have to run it through DosBox.



#4 PayasYouRace

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 10:34

Didn't you buy your XBone about a month ago, Buddy?

 

I occasionally run Indycar Racing II on DosBox. It's not going to be taxing on your hardware in any way, though getting a controller other than the keyboard to work might be a problem. I just have the occasional 15 minute session if I'm a bit bored.

 

The last fully licensed "modern" Indycar games* were the Indycar Series and Indycar Series 2005 games developed by Brain in a Jar and published by Codemasters.

 

https://en.wikipedia...es_(video_game) and https://en.wikipedia...Car_Series_2005

 

This may run on your older PC if you can get hold of it. I don't think I've ever played a game that captures the speed and tension of oval racing in Indycars as well as these do, with ultra detailed car setup options (full tutorial by Dan Wheldon included), but it is rather old and out of date. The 2005 update is mainly a graphical update on the same game engine, and the games are based on the 2002 and 2003 all oval IRL seasons respectively. Still, both have all the tracks and a full 26 or so car grid and only resort to fictitious drivers to make up the numbers for the 500. I can't recommend them enough.

 

In recent years the licensing has tended towards content in more generic sims and games. So iRacing, Project Cars 2 and Forza 7 are your options. If you're stuck with a PS4, then HP's suggestion of PCars 2 is probably your best bet.

 

 

*Brain in a Jar later produced the apparently very underrated Indianapolis 500: Evolution, which spans the decade from 1961 to 1971. I've never played it, was an XB360 game and from what I've seen it's great fun.



#5 BuddyHolly

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 11:51

Thanks all!  I'll see if I can get my head around dosbox.



#6 messy

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 17:54

Project CARS 2 does it decently well, actually. The whole 2016 grid is present even if there are no driver names. There are only a very few of the Indycar tracks admittedly. Two problems with it - the oval racing is very, very hard to get working in its ‘sweet spot’ in terms of setup and difficulty, and typically for Project CARS, both oval and road course cars appear in all races. Which spoils the visual realism quite a lot. SMS are very good at doing daft things like that when they’ve almost nailed it.

#7 PayasYouRace

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:24

Looks like there might be something new on the horizon.

 

https://twitter.com/...280145913700353



#8 BuddyHolly

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 13:42

Looks like there might be something new on the horizon.

 

https://twitter.com/...280145913700353

as long as it's not online only, I'm having it!



#9 balage06

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 06:47

RaceRoom has an unlicenced IndyCar-type single seater:

http://game.raceroom...ula-raceroom-us

 

And also contains some of the tracks from the calendar (Indy is just the old GP circuit unfortunately):

http://game.raceroom.../?sort=sort.a-z