How did you discover Rigs of Rods?

Richard Stamos

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I was a big fan of Bus Driver and 18 Wheels of Steel: Haulin' around 2009-2010. However, I wanted a game that was similarly realistic but more customizable and would give me more freedom to roam around the terrains. After a bit of Googling, I found Rigs of Rods and was hooked.
 

aliboy

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About a month ago (Feb 2021) I saw this YouTube video: And it mentioned Rigs of Rods. Curious, I searched it up on YouTube some more until in a description of some video claimed it was free and open-source. It was described as 'the BeamNG before BeamNG', but was even made by the same people - which had to be a good sign, considering the curreent game's realism (the fact it was still maintained and was from 2005 was also a saving grace for my 2011 Dell OptiPlex 990, complete with Radeon RX570, and running Windows 7). A massive fan of both videogames and automobiles, I instantly set on amission to download it.
The end.
 

aliboy

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It all started when I was bored in 7th grade, and being obsessed with mobile car simulators, I began searching for an online one. That's when I found the original BeamNG.drive dev video. At once I started searching for it, and came across more videos, this time by YBR and Crash Hard, and that was simultaneously the discovery of YouTube and BeamNG. Two years later, after easily clocking 2,000 Beam videos, I came across an old CarTrend article on the best free car simulators. (this was the same one I saw two years ago, but I never thought much of it.) I decided to download it and (after 5 hours of trying to understand the controls and finally reading the docs) absolutely loved it. I spent two months simply playing with the 0.4 content pack, and then decided to download everything in sight, and corrupted the files in the process.
Was this the dev video by any chance:
 
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