The Common Elements of Vehicle Simulations

People play with flight simulators for one of two reasons. Either they want to experience the joy of flight in a variety of different aircraft, to see how the planes or helicopters look and perform, or they want to fight in aerial combat. In effect, they want to fly aircraft in either civilian or military roles, and that's how we refer to these roles here.

Just as flight simulators tend to fall into military or civilian categories, driving simulators tend to fall into organized racing and imaginary racing categories. Organized racing simulators try to reproduce the experience of driving a racing car or motorcycle in an existing racing class: Indycar, NASCAR, Formula 1, and so on. Like sports games, they ...

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