Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:10 PM
I know a couple of you drive rFactor2. I have not driven rFactor2 in quite a few months. I just tried to log in to rFactor2 and I get a "Networking Error" message in red at Sign In. I have never had to Log In before. I did some research and I am confused. I have a lifetime subscription. Is it still valid? Do I have to run rFactor2 thru Steam now? WTF happened?
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:20 PM
Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:22 PM
The rFactor2 launcher has icons on the left. All are greyed out except for the Home icon, it is red. I figured greyed out means they would not work. But out of frustration I tried anyway and the game launches. Arrgh!!
Why does a greyed out icon work? Bad UI design!
Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:26 PM
Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:30 PM
In order to protect themselves from theft the gaming companies have created mechanisms that get in the way of their customers access to the products they paid for.
Posted 23 August 2019 - 06:45 PM
Your old lifetime sub is still valid. You'll probably need the log in info.
Cars, Tracks, and mods are installed by subscribing via the workshop page. They are automatically downloaded and installed, and updated as needed when the game starts up.
This is the Studio 397 forum page. You can ask questions there. They are very helpful.
Hope this helps.
btw, Their versions of Sebring and LeMans are very good, with a really nice Nurburgring coming soon. rF2 has become my go to sim for racing.
Edited by zzbusch1, 23 August 2019 - 06:46 PM.
Posted 23 August 2019 - 07:44 PM
Everything answered...as I feared... in one place.
Posted 24 August 2019 - 05:13 AM
Posted 24 August 2019 - 09:08 AM
Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:58 PM
The lifetime subscription is not valid. Apparently it was only for online access. Studio 397, who took over the game, did away with it. So that was a waste of $85.
Supposedly I should have received an email saying that I had until January of 2017 to switch rFactor2 over to Steam for free. I never got one. I still have the same email address.
So now I have to pay again and it looks like pay for cars and such if I want the official stuff.
I don't know if I want to screw with it. I would have to download half this month and half next month because I only have 40 gigs a month and I need 15-ish for regular use.
I am really sick of the digital world. I would rather be without it.