Need a little help getting started with rFactor2
I realize this belongs in the Racing Simulations/Racing Games forum, and I did actually post it there, but that forum appears to get a lot less traffic than this one, so I haven't gotten a response yet, and I'm so close to finally getting up and running that I'm hoping somebody here can answer the few questions I have about getting started with rFactor that I can finally start using my sim. I think my questions are pretty basic, and I don't think specific experience with rFactor is required to answer them, just someone with sim experience, which I still completely lack.
- Which version of rFactor2 do I need to download? I ask because there's a free version, and one that costs $31.99. I have no problem whatsoever paying for it, but I'm just wondering what the differences are between the versions.
- I'm not quite clear on what Steam is - it appears to the the parent company of a family of gaming software products, including rFactor. Do I have to download it in order to start using rFctor2? I ask because the site to download rFactor has a link to download Steam as well, and I'm not clear as to whether I need it.
- Could someone please provide me a link to a very beginner-oriented video that walks you through all the steps of setting up the game, selecting the track and the car, the field of view for the monitors, etc. , how exactly to start driving on the track, etc.
Thanks again for all your help, and for your patience. I can't wait to finally get started.