RiMS Racing

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RiMS Racing
RiMS Racing cover
Developers
Raceward Studio
Publishers
Nacon
Engines
Kt Engine
Release dates
Windows August 19, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 69
OpenCritic 68
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Racing, Simulation
Vehicles Motorcycle
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
RiMS Racing on IGDB
RiMS Racing on MobyGames

RiMS Racing is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person and third-person racing and simulation game developed by Raceward Studio and published by Nacon.

The game was first released on August 19, 2021 on Steam with the scheduled launch on Epic Games Store delayed to November 4.[1][2] During its' initial launch, the game was received fairly good by critics and players alike, though both have pointed out issues with the game: the erroneous AI, issues with controller support and crashing problems among the most frequent.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Version differences[edit]

European Manufacturers Deluxe Edition contains the base game, the Bloody Beetroots Specials DLC, a career progress boost and the European Manufacturers pack.
Japanese Manufacturers Deluxe Edition contains the base game, the Bloody Beetroots Specials DLC, a career progress boost and the Japanese Manufacturers pack.
Ultimate Edition contains all content of the editions above.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Bahrain International Circuit Previously granted for free for the first two weeks after release.[3]
Windows
The Bloody Beetroots Specials
Windows
Nolan X-LITE Helmets
Windows
Career Pro Starter Pack Contains 10 Team Points and 50.000 credits.
Windows
Japanese Manufacturers Package
Windows
European Manufacturers Package
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\RiMS Racing
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1346010/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\RiMS Racing\SAVEDATA
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1346010/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

General graphics settings.
General graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
See Ultra-widescreen.
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay and rendered cutscenes. Spanned HUD [4]
4K Ultra HD
[5]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Listed as "Low/Medium/High/Very High" under 'Texture Filtering'.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
No true Vsync option. Vsync to 30 and 60 FPS options are available.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.
Controller settings.
Controller settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Ambient, Engine, Wind, Voiceover, Menu SFX, Menu Music, Gameplay Music.
Surround sound
Dolby Atmos.[7]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Splitscreen. Requires players to choose separate input devices.
LAN play
Online play
10 Versus
Crossplay between Steam and Epic Games Store.

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes at launch on newer Nvidia GPUs[edit]

Update graphics drivers[8]
This problem is caused by an compatibility issue with the 496.13 version of the driver. Nvidia has already released an hotfix.
  1. Download the 496.61 Hotfix drivers or newer from Nvidia's site and update the drivers.

Issues when using a controller[edit]

Disable Steam Input[9]
This issue has been fixed with the 1.5 update.
  1. Open Steam and navigate to the game-specific controller options:
    • Library -> right-click on the game -> Properties
  2. Change the controller override to Disable Steam Input.
  3. Click OK or Close to save the changes.
  4. Restart the game if it is currently running.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio FMOD
Multiplayer Epic Online Services

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2300
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750
AMD Radeon HD 7850
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1346010/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1346010) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Developer's announcement of the release schedule - last accessed on 2021-08-21
  2. Developer's Epic Games Store release announcement - last accessed on 2021-11-04
  3. Pre-order track Bahrain - post on Steam discussions by Nacon - last accessed on 2021-11-30
  4. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2022-07-14
    Tested using custom 2560x1080 and 3840x1080 resolutions.
  5. RiMS Racing Gameplay (PC UHD) 4K60FPS on YouTube by Throneful - last accessed on 2021-11-30
  6. 6.0 6.1 Patch V1.5 - last accessed on 2021-12-03
  7. Verified by User:SojerManLan on 2021-11-30
    Tested with the Steam version. Dolby Atmos is listed in the intro, though I do not have a compatible playback device to confirm.
  8. I Can't start the game - RiMS Racing General Discussions - last accessed on 2021-12-04
  9. Controller Issues? ->Look here<- - RiMS Racing General Discussions - last accessed on 2021-12-04