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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex open PC beta kicks off today

It's a slimmed down version of the Xbox One game, but its PC!

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Free-to-play Forza Motorsport 6: Apex has kicked off its open beta as planned, and now you can jump into the single-player aspect of the game as long as you have Windows 10 installed.

The curated version of the Xbox One game is available for download from the Microsoft Store and developer Turn 10 Studios is soliciting feedback via its website and its official forums to make sure it offers a good in-game experience. The game has 63 cars, and 20 tracks in six locations. It allows players to compete against the "drivetars" of other Forza 6 players, but has no online multiplayer.

The beta will go on for several months, and Turn 10 has promised that support for a driving wheel is in the works.

Before you download, be sure to check out the specs recommended for the game. Windows 10 is a must, unfortunately.

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    May 5, 2016 11:15 AM

    Aaron Linde posted a new article, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex open PC beta kicks off today

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      May 5, 2016 11:17 AM

      No wheel support wtf

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        May 5, 2016 11:19 AM

        I think it's UWP restriction that's be patched eventually. New games will do good so UWP will be revised.

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          May 5, 2016 11:22 AM

          Yeah but they see this Forza thing as a test for them, if it does poorly then we likely won't see more Forza on Windows. The lack of wheel support is pretty discouraging. I am gonna check it out but it is already a disappointment right out the gate.

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        May 5, 2016 2:16 PM

        It also requires an Xbox One controller? WTF?

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          May 5, 2016 2:17 PM

          This can't be true. Right,

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            May 5, 2016 2:20 PM

            360 controller works. Xbox One controller is required for the trigger vibration stuff obviously.

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              May 5, 2016 2:30 PM

              OK, cool. I was gonna be upset. Been waiting for Forza on PC forever, lol.

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        May 5, 2016 2:40 PM

        Lol WTF. Saved me from buying it I guess.

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          May 5, 2016 2:40 PM

          It's free, and wheel support is planned, so they say.

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      May 5, 2016 11:22 AM

      Do I have to install this shit to C:???!?!

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        May 5, 2016 11:35 AM

        you can change your store download location somewhere. I know I did, but can't remember how / where.

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          May 5, 2016 11:36 AM

          In the description on the store it says to search for "Storage" or something like that

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          May 5, 2016 11:40 AM

          Thanks guys, found the Storage and changed it, although I was already downloading (I've got only 30 gig left on my SSD system drive and Forza seems to take 18.8 gigs). Hopefully I can just move the installation after it's done.

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            May 5, 2016 11:42 AM

            you'd probably have to cancel it and restart. not sure how smooth moving stuff like that is in windows 10, they keep the app stuff locked down.

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              May 5, 2016 11:49 AM

              Yeah I wouldn't chance it with their weird ass locked down shit.

            • rms
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              May 5, 2016 5:30 PM

              There is a move option for apps, I've done it with quantum break. Search for instructions

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            May 5, 2016 2:46 PM

            You can move games easily once they're already installed. You can't choose a specific folder, though. Only the drive.

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              May 5, 2016 10:55 PM

              Thanks, found it, apparently you can move stuff from:
              Settings > System > Apps & Features > find the app you want to move > Move

              Too bad "Apps & Features" keeps crashing/closing silently as soon as I start it. Great.

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                May 5, 2016 11:17 PM

                SFC /SCANNOIW and reboot fixed whatever it was, and I moved Forza to my D drive.

                I don't actually feel like playing after this two day's installation.

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      May 5, 2016 11:40 AM

      interesting, didnt know the forza franchise was coming to PC

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      May 5, 2016 12:14 PM

      I hope this does well. I'd love to play some Forza Horizon 3 in glorious 1440p 60fps.

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      May 5, 2016 12:29 PM

      If those specs are really necessary for 1080p @ 60fps, ouch. Hopefully they'll be able to optimize more to get the spec for that down just a bit more.

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      May 5, 2016 12:52 PM

      Downloading it now! Been waiting for Forza to come to the PC for a long time. Hope this does well and they keep bringing the future editions to PC. I know wheel support is on it's way but I'm wondering if it'll support my G27, afaik the xbox one doesn’t support the g27 for some dumb reason. I wouldn't put it past microsoft to fuck it up and not enable that support on PC.

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        May 5, 2016 12:54 PM

        Minus the wheel thing, really excited to play it!! I don't have an Xbone so I've been missing Forza so much.

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      May 5, 2016 2:02 PM

      I can't even download this from the store, it detects that I have a 2600k (that is heavily overclocked mind you) and says I don't have good enough hardware.

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        May 5, 2016 2:39 PM

        What version of Windows 10 are you on?

        I remember I couldn't grab Killer Instinct from the store because I never got those automatic v1151 updates. The reason / error it was giving me was vague, though. Took a long time to realize that was the issue.

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          May 5, 2016 9:48 PM

          Sadly I'm on the 1151 update, not sure what else to do besides hack my registry lol

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            May 5, 2016 9:59 PM

            Go figure, just tried it again after restarting the Store app and it let me download.

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      May 5, 2016 2:32 PM

      Pretty cool. Looks really good

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      May 5, 2016 3:04 PM

      Played around with it.

      Pros:
      60fps
      Xbox One controller vibration magical stuff
      Good car controls

      Cons:
      No wheel support
      Preset graphics settings
      Pay to play if you want stuff earlier, which is frustrating early on
      Not enough tracks
      Not enough cars
      Buggy


      So uh yeah, it is a beta in the true sense and hopefully they can fix a bunch of stuff. For "free" it is worth checking out though.

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        May 6, 2016 1:52 AM

        You can change the graphics settings. I like what they did with them, you can set a target framerate and then select all the various options to either be set at a certain level, or left dynamic to change on the fly while trying to hit the framerate target.

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      May 5, 2016 4:41 PM

      After playing for a bit

      - It's pretty
      - Plenty of cool cars that are really detailed
      - It's Forza
      - Feels like driving on glass, though it's been a really long time since I've played a Forza game, maybe that's what it's always felt like but even in the super cars you never feel like they're as planted as they should be. I think there's a lot of steering "help" going on even with the steering set to "Simulation" that's getting in the way
      - Wish I could tweak the graphics settings and see how it affected my framerate to get the best bang for my buck rather than them deciding what that is

      It's free and it's pretty damn awesome for free.

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        May 5, 2016 10:10 PM

        You can change the graphics settings. Go back out of the career menu, go to options, video and change a bunch of crap in there.

        That said vsync can't be turned off and neither can msaa but turn 10 knows about that stuff and some other bugs but will work on fixing them.

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          May 5, 2016 10:13 PM

          Turn Dynamic Optimization to custom and you will see all the options

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      May 5, 2016 5:19 PM

      wow this seems to run like crap on my R9 290OC @1080p medium

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        May 5, 2016 5:31 PM

        New Crimson drivers just came out with Forza speedups! Get them

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      May 5, 2016 9:46 PM

      Looks great, plays well. Until I get a low memory error and it kills the program. Same thing happened with GTA5 the other night. I have 12GB ram...

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      May 6, 2016 1:05 AM

      Ok, and the game just quits to desktop after the Forza logo. Good times. Anyone know if there are log files or a way to verify the installation?