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How to take better screenshots in Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC)

Taking screenshots in Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC) is a rabbit hole. You can take a simple screenshot, or you can create a work of art. However, as with most things in ACC, it is not explained in the game itself. Leading many to miss out on the more intricate workings of the intelligent systems created by the developers. Well, fear not, as I will dive into this rabbit hole for you, so you too can create works of art! In this guide, you’ll find a number of options from which...

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ACC player counts in review: July 2022

July. Traditionally, the month with one of the lowest player activity of the year for Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC). Well, at least in 2021. In 2020, it was August – due to the release of the GT4 DLC in July 2020 temporarily boosting player activity. And now, at the tail end of June, we received the American Track Pack. Since it is now August 1st, we can now determine what the impact of said DLC has been on player activity. In this series of articles – I’ve been doing this...

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ACC player counts in review: June 2022

Back in March, we received the Challengers DLC for Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC). This largely affected April’s numbers. So much so, that even May was still riding its coattails(and that of a free weekend). I expected the numbers for June to drop to somewhere around 4500 average peak concurrently as Summer is closing in. As we’ve seen in the past few years, June historically sees a steep decline in player activity: 8.5% in 2020 and 11.4% in 2021. Will June 2022 show a similar drop? How far was I off...

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ACC player counts in review: May 2022

Boosted by the release of the Challengers DLC, last month saw Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC) reach a lot of new records in terms of player activity. I expected player counts for this month, May 2022, to drop. Now that the month is over and we have safely reached June, it is time to look back. Did the player counts drop? And if so, by how much? Read on to find out! In this series of articles – I’ve been doing this since March 2020 – I analyze the playercounts from...

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ACC player counts in review: April 2022

In last month’s Player Count in Review, we saw what the Challengers DLC meant for the player counts in the short term. However, what are the long-term effects of the DLC release? Well, now that April is over, it is time to dive into the numbers. Do you want to know how it influenced the player statistics of Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC)? Have there been new records set? Read on to find out! In this series of articles – I’ve been doing this since March 2020 – I analyze the...

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ACC player counts in review: March 2022

“I hope we receive news from either 505 or Kunos themselves regarding the potential release date of said car pack”, I said in February’s post. And that is exactly what we got. We did not only get the word about it – we got it. Want to know how this influenced the player statistics of Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC)? Read on to find out! In this series of articles – I’ve been doing this since March 2020 – I analyze the playercounts from Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC) using data from...

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All you need to know about Formula E in 2022

Next week, Formula E is going to hit the track – the first big series to do so for their 2022 series. After a scorching 2021 season, which saw Nyck de Vries clinch the title in the final race, the teams are getting ready to bid farewell to the Gen 2 cars in their final outing. If you don’t know about Formula E, first of all: shame on you. Second of all, if you’re reading this, it means you are probably interested in the series. In that case: welcome! If...

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ACC in 2021: a year in (player count) numbers!

In 2021 (like in 2020) I kept track of the player numbers of Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC). I published monthly updates detailing the rise, fall (and subsequent rise) of activity in what I think is the best racing simulator out there. Like I did last year for 2020, this post will be a summary of events and statistics taking the year as a whole. First, I will review what happened in regards to player activity based on each quarter (Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4) and explain notable peaks. Second, I...

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The AusterlitzRing, the third Dutch circuit

As a kid, I loved drawing fictional race tracks. Sadly, none of those designs have withstood the test of time. They might still be somewhere buried deep within a cardboard box at my parents’ place. However, digging through the many boxes looking for something that might not be there is something I don’t want to put my parents through. A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon the subreddit “/r/racetrackdesigns”, which is a whole subreddit dedicated to people’s fictional designs for race tracks. At some point, I uploaded a design...

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I’m in love with Forza Horizon 5, and here’s why

If you’ve read this blog or at least seen a bit of the content on it, you might know that I’m knee-deep into sim racing. Particularly, Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC). What you might not know is that I haven’t driven in ACC for nearly half a year now. I still love the game and the idea it represents, but due to life getting in the way I haven’t found the time and energy to actually play it. Getting into ACC after a long day of work would not only require...