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This is the official site of TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator. TORCS is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game and as research platform. It runs on Linux (all architectures, 32 and 64 bit, little and big endian), FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, MacOSX and Windows (32 and 64 bit). The source code of TORCS is licensed under the GPL ("Open Source"). You find more information about the project in the menu bar on the left. If you need help have a look at the FAQ first, I added a new Researchers section. You can contact us on the torcs-users mailing list (you need to subscribe to use it because of spam).

There are various sites on the Internet dedicated to TORCS with additional content (cars, tracks, documentation, patches, etc.), you can find them in the "Related Sites" section in the menu on the left. If you are interested in racing visit the sites listed in the Racing section.

Have fun, Bernhard.

Posted on Sunday, June 24

Published video of the upcoming tire temperature and wear model in action

Today I have published a video featuring the upcoming tire temperature and wear model, you can watch it here. At the beginning you can see my car set up and controller settings, if you are curious.

The goal was the verification of the distance to wear down 2 tires completely, and to observe the progression of handling, temperature, wear and laptimes. My goal was to have these tires to last around 200-250km, it was a point landing with a covered distance of 199km (55 laps and a few hundred meters).

The best lap was lap 24 with a laptime of 1:12:37, in pro mode, as a little challenge you can post videos of your best pro mode lap there;-)

Enjoy, Bernhard

Posted by berniwadm Thursday, February 16, 2017 (21:19:08)
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TORCS Happy new year
Happy new year to you all and your families. This is the year of TORCS 20th anniversary, just so you know;-)


Posted by berniwadm Sunday, January 01, 2017 (07:48:54)
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TORCS Championship 2016 results

The TORCS Endurance World Championship 2016 is done, the winner is this time the USRobotics Team owned by Andrew Sumner. Its his second championship win in a row, last year he won with a different team. Congratulations. And again Andrew took a championship virgin car to the crown, he is the first to win a championship with a car2-trb1 car.

I congratulate all other competitors too, thank you for taking part and pushing the limits, including the limits of the simulation. Especially to mention here is Wolf-Dieter, one of his teams, the wdbee racing Team, passed this season the mark of 100 official races.

Andrew published very cool race reviews, don't miss these:

We are looking for additional competitors, if you would like to take part don't hesitate to contact us, e.g. on the championship forum. You can start from the entries of the past season, you can download them from the 2016 championship page (bottom of the page). Hope to see you next season on the track, good luck on your way to the Hall of Fame.

Enjoy, Bernhard.

Posted by berniwadm Saturday, December 24, 2016 (09:56:59)
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Change Log TORCS version 1.3.7 "documented" released

TORCS version 1.3.7 "documented" is available for download. First I would like to thank the contributors which helped with patches, bug reports and feedback, especially Wolf-Dieter Beelitz for our lengthy suspension discussion.

The most important changes in version 1.3.7 are the much improved api documentation (available as separate tarball), improved handling of configuration files, improvements in the racing rules, blacklisting of input device buttons, improvements in the suspension code and as usual bugfixes and code cleanups.


Changes since 1.3.6

  • Added missing pictures for Doxygen generated documentation (Bernhard).
  • Fixed all Doxygen (version 1.8.2) warnings (Bernhard).
  • Adjusted Doxygen configuration (Bernhard).
  • Added architecture overview to documentation (Bernhard).
  • Updated documentation in params.cpp (Bernhard).
  • Improved some currently unused functions in params.cpp (Bernhard).
  • params.cpp cleanup (Bernhard).
  • Restructured/improved robottools documentation (Bernhard).
  • Improved documentation of interfaces (track, graphic, robot, simu) (Bernhard).
  • Improved pointer checking in RmLoadingScreenSetText (Bernhard).
  • Improved race manager API documentation (Bernhard).
  • Added RmGetCategoryName to race manager API, as the name suggests (Bernhard).
  • Removed obsolete file confscreens.h (Bernhard).
  • Enabled documentation client side (Javascript) search engine (Bernhard).
  • Improved ReApplyRaceTimePenalties for cases where drivers did not complete a single lap or the car has been wrecked (Bernhard).
  • Removed some outdated files from human driver (Bernhard).
  • TORCS configuration and result files go now to correct place on Windows, e.g. to AppData/Local/torcs on Windows 7 (Bernhard).
  • Result saving creates directory if not available, matters when creating custom racemanagers or running custom batches with -r (Bernhard).
  • Improved -r on Windows, paths containing backslashes ('\') are now working (Bernhard).
  • Added ShFolder.lib to VS 6 project files (required for SHGetFolderPath). For VS 6 builds you will need to install the Windows Server 2003 February Edition CORE SDK (the last one which worked with VS 6) and set the lib and include path in the VS 6 options (Bernhard).
  • Fixed some gcc 4.8.1 warnings (Bernhard).
  • Disabled penalties after race finish, reported by MarkP (MarkP, Bernhard).
  • Added new options to trackgen for testing, see -i, -o (Bernhard).
  • Added a test suite to generate a bulk of tracks ("test" directory) (Bernhard).
  • Added blacklisting of button events in player preferences, needed to set up input devices which fire button and axis events on analogue buttons, e.g. L2/R2 of playstation 4 controllers. Add in the drivers section of preferences.xml e.g. <attstr name="blacklisted events" val="BTN7-0,BTN8-0"/> (Bernhard).
  • Improved wheel velocity calculation (Bernhard).
  • Improved suspension code to catch damping spikes in extreme conditions and setups, for TRB (Wolf-Dieter, Bernhard).
  • Added comments in susp.cpp (Bernhard).
  • Ensure that the third element just produces positive forces (Wolf-Dieter, Bernhard).

Enjoy, Bernhard

Posted by berniwadm Thursday, May 26, 2016 (12:11:46)
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Championship 2015 results

I wish you all and your families a happy new year.

The TORCS Endurance World Championship 2015 is done, the winner is this time the Hymie Tech Team owned by Andrew Sumner, good to have you back, Andrew. This is his second title after 2007, congratulations. Especially remarkable is the fact that he is the first to win a championship with a car4-trb1 car. Another premiere was the first race ever on the reworked dirt-2 track. A certain track section got a name from Andrew, the "Meat Grinder", could not be better;-)

There is another record to mention, my Berniw Racing Team passed this season the mark of 100 official races and covered almost 100000 km racing distance. What a ride, started back in 2004!

I would like to share a quote from Andrews review of race 2: "This was an enthralling and fascinating race to watch, as good as any real-life event and one of the best TRB races I can ever remember.". Andrew published very cool race reviews, don't miss these:

Enjoy, Bernhard.

Posted by berniw Thursday, December 31, 2015 (12:27:07)
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