Anyone can race

Most current-gen PCs (Windows- or Linux-based), and Macs (two to three years old), will perform effectively on iRacing.com. In the event that a member owns an older computer, an upgraded graphics card could potentially be all that is required to enable the iRacing online driving simulator to operate successfully.

However, the member will require a controller to enjoy the full range of experiences afforded by iRacing’s racing simulator. Currently, there are several options available, accommodating nearly any budget. A host of steering wheel/pedal combos, gamepads, joysticks, mouse-based control systems, and any version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, supporting touch screen driving are compatible with iRacing.com.

For the most intense online racing experience, however, iRacing suggests a force-feedback steering wheel/pedal control system, when compared with other types of controllers. Some suggested, readily available forced feedback/pedal sets combo are listed below.

iRacing.com also supports the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets for people looking for an even more immersive driving experience.

 

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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.  Commonly used steering/wheel pedal sets include:

Thrustmaster T150 Learn More

Thrustmaster TX Learn More

Thrustmaster T300RS

Thrustmaster T500RS

Fanatec CSR Wheel

Logitech G29 Racing Wheel

Logitech G920 Racing Wheel

Gamepad / Joystick

A quality gamepad can be purchased for as little as $19.99.  Some commonly used controllers:

Thrustmaster Joysticks

Thrustmaster Gamepad Controllers

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



XBOX Controller

Touch

Race on an Intel Ultrabook with touch control.

Touch

 

Minimum System Requirements

PC Computers:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
  • 64-bit Windows (32-bit support ends March 14, 2016)
  • Intel Core i3, i5, i7 or better or AMD Bulldozer or better
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • NVidia GeForce 2xx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory, AMD 5xxx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory or better
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4200+ or better, with 8GB of system RAM
  • 10 GB of free disk space
  • Microphone optional, required for voice chat

 

Linux Computers:

  • RPM-Based Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, Redhat), etc.
  • Intel Core i3, i5, i7 or better or AMD Bulldozer or better
  • NVidia GeForce 2xx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory, AMD 5xxx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory or better
  • 8 GB system RAM
  • 10 GB free hard disk space
  • Microphone optional, required for voice chat

MAC OS X Computers:

  • Mac OS X 10.8 or higher
  • Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac, Mac Pro
  • NVidia GeForce 2xx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory, AMD 5xxx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory or better
  • 8 GB of Ram
  • 10 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.

 

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