iRacing

#1 Racing Game of All Time, PC Gamer

System Requirements

Anyone can race

Most newer PCs (Windows or Linux based) or Macs (two to three years old) will operate  iRacing.com. In the case of older computers, an upgraded graphics card is normally all that is necessary in order to enable the computer to run iRacing.com.

One thing you will need is a controller, and there are several options which will accommodate just about any budget. Steering wheels, gamepads, joysticks, mouse driving, or any version of Windows supporting touch screen driving are all compatible with iRacing.com, so you can spend as little or as much as you want on hardware in order to compete with more than 45,000 iRacers around the world.

In terms of having the best virtual racing experience however we do suggest a force feedback steering wheel over other types of controllers.  Most wheels on the market today also come with a pedal set which is also needed.   Some suggested, readily available forced feedback/pedal sets combo are listed below.

iRacing also support the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset for people looking for even more immersion into the driving experience.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our support staff at support@iracing.com. They will be happy to assist you.

 

Steering Wheel

Steering wheel and pedal sets start at around $99 and go up from there.  Suggested steering/wheel pedal sets include:

Thrustmaster TX

Thrustmaster T300RS

Thrustmaster T500RS

Fanatec CSR Wheel

Logitech G27 Racing Wheel

Gamepad / Joystick

A quality gamepad can be purchased for as little as $19.99.  Suggestions include:

Thrustmaster USB Joystick

Thrustmaster Firestorm Dual Analog 3

XBOX 360 Controller (Wireless) or XBOX 360 Controller (Wired)



XBOX Controller

Touch

Race on an Intel Ultrabook with touch control or use your smartphone or tablet as a controller.

Touchbrass monkey controller

 

System Requirements

Windows
PC Computers:

    • Windows XP*, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1
    • Intel Core 2 Duo or Athlon X2 
or higher
    • NVidia GeForce 7800 / ATI Radeon X1800 or above graphics adapter recommended
    • 2 GB system RAM
    • 6 GB free hard disk space
    • Microphone optional, required for voice chat

*Windows XP support will end on March 31, 2014 (Posted August 2013)

iRacing on Linux
Linux Computers:

    • RPM-Based Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, Redhat), etc.
    • Intel Core 2 Duo or Athlon X2 
or higher
    • NVidia GeForce 7800 / ATI Radeon X1800 or above graphics adapter recommended
    • 2 GB system RAM
    • 6 GB free hard disk space
    • Microphone optional, required for voice chat
Mac OS X
MAC OS X Computers:

  • Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9
  • Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac, Mac Pro, or Mac Mini
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
  • 2 GB of Ram
  • 6 GB free hard drive space
  • Microphone optional, required for voice chat
  • For more info on racing with your Mac click here
  • iRacing can additionally be run  with Apple’s Boot Camp utility.  For more information on installing Windows on an Apple Computer, please see your MAC user guide or this FAQ.

Controller

  • Steering wheel, analog gamepad, joystick, mouse, or any version of Windows supporting touch screen driving.

Internet Browser Requirements

  • Firefox 15, Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome 20 or newer
  • Javascript enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Flash Player

Internet Connection Speed

  • DSL, Cable, Fiber, 128K or faster – Supported. Satellite is not supported.
  • 56K dial-up minimum, Broadband (DSL or Cable) highly recommended. Satellite broadband excluded.