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From LFS Manual
Welcome to Live for Speed S2, the latest version of the realistic
online racing simulation created by Scawen Roberts, Eric Bailey and
Victor van Vlaardingen!
It doesn't matter if you've just started your LFS-experience,
or you are already well under way thanks to S1, this manual will help
you set up the game properly, as well as to master driving the cars.
If you are already an LFS ‘insider’, you might want to skip some of the
first chapters explaining installation and setup of LFS, but you will
find helpful hints and tips about setting up a car in the following chapters. The driving technique guide will help you to improve your driving skills and win races. Enough of the talking lets get it started:
Gentlemen and Ladies, start your engines!
Patch Installation Instructions
- Start LFS
- Click on Multiplayer, then click on List of Games
- If an update is available a screen prompting this appears
- Choose a download mirror from the right side of the screen (Choose a location nearest to you)
- The patch will update your LFS
- A prompt will ask if you want to restart your LFS
Note that answering the restart prompt (yes or no) will delete the
patch file so if you want to use the same patch file later move it from
the LFS folder before answering.
- Download the patch into the main Live for Speed folder on your hard drive.
- Unzip the patch by right-clicking on the file and selecting "Extract to here".
- Run LFS.exe
The first start
As soon as the installation has finished and the latest patch has
been installed Live for Speed S2 can be started by double clicking on
the LFS icon found on the desktop.
Right after the intro you will be presented the first start
screen. On this screen you will be asked to enter basic information
like your name and the number plate you want to use, choose the units
for velocity and pressure and choose if you want to sit on the right or
the left side when driving. On the right side of the screen you will
see your virtual representation driver model. By clicking on the arrows
below the driver you can switch the model. The helmet colour can be
altered using the according controls. Alternatively you can choose your
own helmet design (skin) by clicking on ‘HE-TDUK’ (name of the skin in
use). How to create an own skin will be explained in the skinning
When you have adjusted everything to your likings you can click on ‘Next’ to proceed.
On the next screen you will see your first car, the XF GTI. As
you have not unlocked LFS yet not all cars will be available. You can
however already change the colour of the car using the coloured
buttons. Below the coloured button you can switch the driver in the car
on and off and remove the body so that only the driver and the tyres
remain visible. Using the arrow keys you can rotate the car. When you
are finished with all setting you may click on ‘Next’ to continue.
Now you can configure the controls. By default the controls are set
up for mouse steering. If you want to keep it like that you can click
on ‘Next’. As the feeling for the car is very important in Live for
Speed S2 a force feedback wheel is the controller of choice and if one
is available we recommend to configure it now – the effort will pay
After clicking on ‘Wheel/Joystick’ you can assign functions to
the buttons and axes of your wheel. Let's start with the steering.
First click on Axes/FF and then on Steer. When you turn your wheel one
of the bars on the left side should move. Now click on the button next
to the bar to assign the steering to the correct axis. Now follow the
same procedure for throttle and brakes. If throttle or brakes should
move into the wrong direction you can click on invert to correct this.
You will find additional information about the various settings in Options - Controls.
When everything is set up properly you can continue by clicking on
next. You do not have to fear that anything is not set up correctly as
you can change everything later on without any problems.
Now you will see a few different tips and then reach the main
menu. The main menu is the place where you can select the game mode you
want to play or go to the options to change most settings. In order to
use all features of Live for Speed S2 you will first need to unlock the
game. You may do this now or first take a quick spin. To do the latter
you just click on Single player and Next and you will find yourself
sitting in your GTI on the Start/Finish line of the Blackwood GP
circuit ready to go. When you have done your first few laps and figured
out how to get out of the sand traps again - this happens to everyone,
except the most experienced - you will get back to the main menu by
hitting the Escape key.
Welcome to Live for Speed!
To unlock LFS you need to be registered on the official website http://www.lfs.net
- click on Create A New Account on the top right of the start page and
enter the requested information for user name, email address and
country. Below this information you have to choose your WEBpassword
which must be entered twice. Repeat the same for your GAMEpassword. You
should choose your passwords carefully. If you were sent a voucher
code, you may enter it on that page, or later if you prefer. When you
click on Submit you will be sent an email containing a link for
verification of your account. After clicking on this link your account
will be created and you will be logged in automatically. Note : you can
use the same user name and WEBpassword to login at http://www.lfsforum.net - the official forum and http://www.lfsworld.net - a website offering extensive online statistics.
After registering, you will then be able to buy a license using
the payment method of your choice, or a voucher code. When you have
paid for your license and it shows S2 in the right top corner you are
ready to unlock S2.
Now you are prepared to unlock Live for Speed S2. You simply
have to start Live for Speed and unlock it using your user name and
GAMEpassword, it's as simple as that!
Welcome to Live for Speed S2!
Now you have access to all tracks and cars
of Live for Speed S2. Attention: To unlock LFS you need to have an
internet connection. The bandwidth of your connection does not matter
so an old modem will do the job. Once unlocked all features can be used
offline as well. When you first buy a license you may unlock the game
up to three times. This allows you to unlock on two computers and keep
one spare unlock. After that, you will receive another spare unlock at
the end of every week (on Fridays to be more specific), up to a maximum
of two, so that if you re-install Windows or upgrade your computer, you
can always unlock Live for Speed again.