A radical departure from our traditional style of content here at PRC.net, we’re extremely proud to introduce Black Flag: A Crash Course in Sim Racing to the sim racing community. A 70-page downloadable PDF file retailing for a relatively reasonable price of $6.99 USD, the document serves as written tutorial for all modern racing simulators. Detailing every last aspect of jumping into this hobby, from shopping for a wheel to chasing after an online championship – and how to do it right – Black Flag temporarily suspends our negative outlook on the genre in favor of leaking every last tactic and strategy the three of us have in our repertoire. No longer will you be forced to wade through a mountain of links thrown at you on Reddit after asking for introductory sim racing advice, we sat down and wrote out everything that’s worked for us in a competitive environment – and we’ve got the results to back it up. Rather than throwing boring corner diagrams and lengthy physics explanations at our readers, Black Flag is written in a way to act as your buddy sitting on the sofa next to you, revealing everything he knows about playing FIFA online over a joint and a couple bags of potato chips.
Not written with any one simulator in mind, a brand new owner of Project CARS can get the same use out of Black Flag as an avid iRacing member who just can’t quite make it into Top Split sessions. A casual Assetto Corsa racer just trying to complete an event without spinning is every bit as part of the intended audience of Black Flag as a Touring Pro Series driver within RaceRoom Racing Experience. This guide is not a lesson on how to exploit physics shortcomings, nor does it expand on the concept of tire model fidelity – if you’ve just jumped head first into sim racing, or can’t understand why you’re not able to find consistent success out on the track, this is what you’ve been looking for. From cover to cover, the goal is to make you a better virtual driver, and ideally ensure what’s written in Black Flag remains relevant well after the current crop of simulators have been permanently placed on the shelf.
Nine chapters make up the bulk of the content within Black Flag, going over several different concepts including:
- Hardware Configuration
- Practice Laps
- Increasing Your Pace
- Race Weekends
- Green Flag Operations
- Staying Out of Trouble
- Driving Like a Dick
- Secrets to Success
- Pursuing a Championship
You’ll learn how to purchase a reliable wheel, but you’ll also learn the types of products to avoid. You’ll learn how to select a car to practice with, but you’ll also learn why this kind of car is effective for perfecting your basic driving technique. You’ll learn how to carefully manage your throttle and braking inputs, but you’ll also be taught common mistakes new drivers make. You’ll learn how to defend yourself against aggressive drivers, but you’ll also learn how to return the favor and move someone up the race track. The goal was to make a document that’s as friendly and as casual as it is informative. There are no boring graphics, diagrams, or complicated techniques which serve to put most readers to sleep. We sat down and said “alright, let’s give away all of the little shit we have tucked away.”
The end result is a 69-page document teaching you how to be a better virtual race car driver. All killer, no filler.
As is the norm with payware releases, don’t be wankers and spread it all over the internet. We can’t really stop you from doing so, but like, don’t be one of those guys who’s all against paying for illegal mods, but borrowed this PDF file from a friend. Hypocrisy and stuff.
Grab Black Flag: A Crash Course in Sim Racing by clicking HERE.