Kart Racing Pro Simulator Review

Kart Racing Pro Simulator Review
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
November 10, 2021

Kart racing pro is a real karting simulator. Its main objective is to develop software essential as a driving tool for real drivers.

The game isn’t your arcade for fun. It is the sort of kart racer that players play with the steering wheel and play the game repeatedly to reduce seconds off their lap times.

Additionally, the kart racing pro has realistic graphics and its VR aspects make you feel like you are riding a real kart, so it is pretty amazing.

What is kart racing pro?

Kart racing is a realistic and immersive Go-kart racing simulator.

Yes, it is a simulator and not a user-friendly one. Therefore, it is important to know your hardware and how to configure such things, but it features excellent customization abilities.

The game is easy to set up steering, pedals, and trio screen rig. It can be challenging if you are not too enthusiastic. Also, it can be quite challenging if you get this game without kart racing experience.

What is kart racing pro?

With a kart driving experience, you’ll feel the limits and every lap can be enjoyable and rewarding from the moment you play.

Features

  • Tire model based on the automotive industry
  • Chassis flex simulation
  • Track dynamic structure surface groove build-up
  • Wet track simulation and dynamic drying
  • Dynamic marble production
  • Tyres pickup of marbles, grass, and dirt which can affect grip
  • User-configurable driver gestures
  • External programs receive real-time data from the simulated kart through a plugin interface.
  • LAN and online racing. Availability of a dedicated server
  • Support customized paint schemes for kart, helmet, and suit.
  • Full modding feature—allows you to use new tracks, karts, engines, helmets, and integrate them with available tools.
  • Support both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive
  • Free track support
  • TrackIR support
  • EDTracker

System requirements

  • Operating system: window XP
  • 2 GHz CPU processor
  • 2 GB RAM storage
  • DirectX—version 8.1
  • Available storage space of 2 GB.

PiBoSo released a massive update for the entire game on the Steam platform. Release 10 has a list of fixes and adjustments for various aspects of the game.

You can make your purchase on the kart racing pro steam product page or PiBoSo’s official website.

What is kart racing pro?

And if you’d wish to check out kart racing pro before purchase, you can download the title version. This version will serve as a demo until when you’ll be issued a valid license key.

Changelog

What’s Fixed

  • Multiplayer crash
  • Track layouts support
  • Spectator join fix
  • Live timing support
  • Track layout object crash
  • Wackersdorf track holes

What’s New

  • Ability to reset the dynamic track surface online
  • Ability to vote to reset dynamic track surface
  • An option to disable polls during the race using a dedicated server
  • Ability to create a nickname in the steam version
  • Live timing to file output
  • Windscreen interface

Release notes

  • You can play kart racing in offline mode
  • Many settings have been shifted from kart.ini to global.ini.
  • The local kart sound volume is now higher than the sound volume of the remote kart
  • An increase in the increase of the default replay buffer size
  • The changes in multiplayer voting—no default vote while on the track. Additionally, spectators are not allowed to start a vote except during waiting sessions. Also, the poll developer is displayed.
  • The window taskbar icon is added
  • Modding
  • Enforcement of the maximum name length
  • The rotation radiator cover support has been fixed.
  • There is an adjustment on the movable wing support

Although the steering wheel is highly recommended, keyboards, joysticks, and gamepads are supported too. The game also allows players to host and join online races with an integrated matchmaking server.

What is kart racing pro?

During the event, there is data collection to provide statistics for driver comparisons.

How to download kart racing pro

  • Click the download icon, which will redirect you to UploadHaven
  • Wait for a few seconds and on the button “download now” let the download begin.
  • Once the download is complete, click on the ZIP file and the “extract to kart racing pro release 8 zip”
  • Double click in the kart racing pro folder and run the exe application.
  • Wait for the installation to complete
  • Now enjoy!

Is kart racing pro on ps4?

The short answer is “yes.” The new release of the game is on ps4 and Xbox.

Kart racing pro-VR

While installing a kart racing pro, a “kart racing pro-VR” shortcut must be created. It launches KRP with a virtual reality command-line switch, which enables VR support.

If a Rift and a Vive are both installed on the same PC /, it is easier to force Oculus using the “VRO” button and stream VR using VRS.

Kart racing pro-VR

In kart racing pro settings, at the imput3, it is possible to set up a control to reset the VR camera tracking. F8 is the default key. It resets the position and rotation of the interface virtual screen.

Kart racing pro vs. kartkraft

While both kart racing pro and kartkraft are meant to give you quality racing vibes, these two have their distinct features. Additionally, they have different modes and settings. So, let’s look at these two.

Kartkraft

Kartkraft was developed by black delta and was released in November 2018. It is available on PC through the stream. Additionally, it is compatible with a controller and different VR headsets. Kartkraft is a realistic karting game with amazing graphics.

And most importantly, you can develop your kart with over 1,000 parts, each part affecting the overall performance of your racing.

Kart racing pro

And now kart racing pro. This is another realistic karting simulator. It was developed by PiBoSo. Kart racing pro is PC compatible and was released back in July 2017.

Kart racing pro

It features an excellent and accurate physics engine.

Release

So the difference between these two simulation games is that kartkraft was developed by Black Delta while kart racing pro was developed by PiBoSo. Additionally, kartkraft was released in November 2018 while kart racing pro was released in July 2017.

System requirements

Kartkraft needs a DirectX version 11 while kart racing pro needs a DirectX version 8. Kartkraft needs GeForce GTX 760 graphic. On the other hand, the kart racing pro requires OpenGL 1.2.1 compatible CPU with 512 MB of video ram. Kart racing pro requires an AMD FX 8350 processor while kartkraft requires ADM FX 8120. They both need a storage RAM of 4 GB.

Costs

Kartkraft is available in early access on steam for $19.99 while a kart racing pro can cost you $39.99 for steam.

Kart racing pro vs rfactor 2

Just like kart racing pro and kartkraft, rfactor 2 is a realistic racing simulation that is designed to give you a quality experience while racing against your opponents. However, the game is quite older than kart racing pro and kartkraft. It began its long beta testing phase in January 2012.

It is also a multiplayer game that allows you to race against your opponents or a massive of AI cars in single-player mode. Additionally, it supports both the day-night cycle and various weather conditions like rains which lead to puddles. Also, it has a real-road technology that changes the grip while several cars drive on it.

Kart racing pro vs rfactor 2

Rfactor 2 uses multi-core CPU technology. Also, it uses an advanced physics engine. Moreover, uses an advanced tyre model and powerful aerodynamics. So, what is the difference between kart racing pro and rfactor 2? Or which features do they have in common?

System requirements

Rfactor 2

It requires a 64-bit processor and OS windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 with up-to-date service packs. And this is what the developers recommend. It needs a 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or 3.0 GHz AMD Athlon II X 2—processor.

However, developers recommend 3.0 GHz Intel i5 or 4.0 GHz AMD FX. It also needs a storage RAM of 4 GB. However, developers recommend 8 GB storage RAM.

In terms of graphics, it requires NVidia GTS 450 or AMD Radeon 5750.

However, NVidia GTX 760 or 7870 is the recommended graphics. Also, it requires DirectX version 9.0c, but developers recommend DirectX version 11. Additionally, it needs available storage of 30 GB, but 60 GB is recommended.

Kart racing pro

  • Operating system: window XP
  • 2 GHz CPU processor
  • 2 GB RAM storage
  • DirectX—version 8.1
  • Available storage space of 2 GB.

As we can see, rfactor 2 is quite bigger than kart racing pro.

The bottom line

Racing simulation games are taking the lead in the gaming industry. We can justify this with the increase in kart racing games.

Today, there are more than 100 kart racing games available on Xbox and PlayStation 4.

The three games above (kartkraft, kart racing pro, and rfactor2) are just a few among many kart racing games.

Kart racing pro is designed to give you a real experience. Apart from just enjoying, it is a tool to sharpen your real karting abilities.

Give it a try today!

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Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.

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