General Questions

Feature Questions

Hardware Questions

Rumours & Concerns

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ

Before we start. Questions concerning specific cars, tracks and race series cannot be answered. These are all licensing issues that we are not prepared to discuss at this time. We hope you understand.  

 

We have split the questions into four sections to  make it easier for your to find a particular point.

 

There are more questions being asked all the time so we shall answer these and do another FAQ when we have collected another batch. We apologise if your question did not make it into this FAQ.

 

Please note that we have answered these points based on the current stage of the simulator. Some of these answers may be subject to change as development progresses.

 

General Questions  

 

Questions found in this section are

 

Limited Edition Packs.

Ways of paying other than by credit card.

Beta testing.

The Forums.

When can I buy Racing Legends?

Is Racing Legends WSC?

What happened to WSC?

News by email.

Sound.

Can we make the website easier to read.

Can we get some West Racing clothing?

Will the cat be in Racing Legends?

What is the name of the cat?

Is there anything that can be done to help?

What cars and tracks will be in the initial release?

Will we be releasing editors?

Will each expansion pack have a unique serial number (chassis number)

How is Racing Legends funded?

Will there be different versions of Racing Legends?

What Rally era will Racing Legends simulate?

Will there be a karting expansion pack?

Will all Racing Legends cars and tracks be available on E-Cards?

Will pit crew and mechanics need to buy the full version of Racing Legends?

Will there be a driver ranking system?

 

Limited Edition Packs.

Some people have expressed that they do not agree with limited edition expansion packs. Personally we like the idea and have had many people express an interest in the idea. There are many people who either like to be a little different or who simply like to collect rare and unusual items and it for these people that these packs are intended. For those of you who simply wish to purchase cars and tracks for the purpose of racing there will be versions of these same card and tracks available for you also. We believe in leaving the choice up to the individual.

 

Ways of paying other than by credit card.

There are many of you who have asked us to consider other ways of paying for Racing Legends that does not involve a credit card or giving out personal information on the Internet. Firstly can we say that we will be introducing security measures to make it has safe as possible to use your credit card. However we are currently investigating all the possibilities for payment and will implement as many of them as possible.

 

Beta testing.

Possibly the most frequent question. We will be implementing a beta testing programme and everyone who is interested will get the opportunity to become involved. More news on this will be posted on the website, so please no more emails asking to help beta test :O)

 

The Forums.

The forum attracted a lot more interest than we had anticipated and with not being available over that first weekend it seems to have taken on a life of its own. We have started to deal with the forum by adding more categories and will be assigning moderators to keep an eye on it for us.

 

A little note on forum etiquette while we are on the subject. Can we please ask that all members show respect and courtesy to their fellow members. Please remember that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. One of our main objectives with Racing Legends is to introduce a whole new audience of racing enthusiasts and drivers to the world of sim racing and it does very little to attract these people when they see members squabbling in the forums.

 

If anyone has an objection to something they read on the site could we request that you ask us first about it before speculating in the forums. This should save you time and hopefully prevent some of the rumours.

 

When can I buy Racing Legends?

Right up there with the beta testing question. The simple answer here is that we are currently not prepared to give a date. Doing so immediately brings tremendous pressure that is not conducive to creative flow. When we are 99% about a date we shall announce it. This way we do not give people false hope and cannot be accused of letting anyone down. We are however dedicated to getting Racing Legends to you as quickly as possible.

 

Is Racing Legends WSC?

No. Racing Legends is an entirely new product and one that no publisher is interested in for the reason that it is too specialised.

 

What happened to WSC?

If you wish to know anything further about WSC please can you refer your enquiries to Empire Interactive.

 

News by email.

It has been requested that we have a news by email service. We are looking into this and hope to adopt it shortly.

 

Sound

Sound is very important to us in Racing Legends. No-one has fully captured the incredible experience of standing next to or sitting in a powerful racing machine as it starts up and blasts away. A lot of thought has been given to ways to make the sound in Racing Legends as realistic as possible.

 

Can we make the website easier to read.

Happy to oblige. The website will undergo a slight revision in order to make it more legible

 

Can we get some West Racing clothing?

A lot of people have expressed an interest in purchasing some of the shirts, polo shirts and fleeces that we had at Goodwood. We will be making these and more available, after some redesign, and news of this will be on the website soon.

 

Will the cat be in Racing Legends?

One or two have requested that the white cat, that has had his nose stuck to the web-cam for so long, feature in Racing Legends. We shall indeed include the cat but it will be up to you to find him.

 

What is the name of the cat?

The cats name is Spooky.

 

Is there anything that can be done to help?

We do have plans for those that wish to offer more than their moral support. News of these will appear on the website soon.

 

What cars and tracks will be in the initial release?

This will be dependent upon the dreaded licensing issue. Whatever cars and tracks we can obtain the rights to and get modelled by the initial release will be included.

 

Will we be releasing editors?

Yes.

 

Will each expansion pack have a unique serial number (chassis number)

Each car when installed is given a unique chassis number and a logbook. These stay with the car throughout its racing life and records the cars history. We are very keen in Racing Legend to develop a degree of pride of ownership concerning the cars. Giving the cars a history will hopefully make drivers feel some form of bond with the car and this should help make for less incidents during online play.

 

Cars with histroy also opens up the possibility of trading cars that have a pedigree, for example an online  World Champion may decide to sell the car in which he won that championship. We know there are people that will not be at all interested in buying a car simply because it has a successful history but likewise we know there are plenty that will.

 

This will also make it possible to have online events similar to the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed where successful cars and drivers can battle it out on specially made cirsuits.

 

How is Racing Legends funded?

Racing Legends is currently, and has been for some time, entirely self funded.

 

Will there be different versions of Racing Legends?

No.

 

What Rally era will Racing Legends simulate?

All eras eventually.

 

Will there be a karting expansion pack?

Not immediately but it has been considered.

 

Will all Racing Legends cars and tracks be available on E-Cards?

All official cars and tracks will be available (as well as on regular CDís for those whose machines cannot read E-Cards.)

 

Will pit crew and mechanics need to buy the full version of Racing Legends?

Currently the answer is yes but it is a good point that we shall think long and hard about.

 

Will there be a driver ranking system?

Yes. We are investigating the best way of implementing this.