A dynamic soft-body physics vehicle simulator capable of doing just about anything.
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Release Date:
May 29, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want your support and feedback! We are a small team with big ambitions, and we want to share our work with you so we can continue development with your support and feedback in mind.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It is difficult to give an exact number, but probably at least 12 months before we could call the game "beta" (feature-complete). Even then, development will probably go on for years, as the potential of our engine is extremely vast.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We hope to make the full version into a fully-fledged open-world vehicle simulator, with a career mode involving various vehicular disciplines and event types, and other gameplay modes.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“It is currently a sandbox vehicle simulator with a wide variety of vehicles and terrains, with lots of modding potential and some very basic gameplay.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price may go up as development reaches certain milestones.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We always take suggestions and feedback from the community and try to satisfy our customers as best as we can.”
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Recent updates View all (89)

January 11

Second hotfix for 0.15

Second round of fixes and improvements.

  • Added new binding "Reset all vehicles" to quickly reset all spawned cars using Shift+R
  • Interior skins changed for Autobello Piccolina 110b and Carabinieri
  • Improved reverse gear logic of scriptAI
  • Improved steering positioning of scriptAI when driving on heavily cambered roads
  • Reduced peak and runtime memory usage of Static Collision subsystem
  • Reduced default depth of dirt_loose_dusty groundmodel
  • Reduced piano destruction sound volume

  • Fixed floating camera on missing default vehicle
  • Fixed lighting issues when Lowest graphic settings is used
  • Fixed materials UV animation on Material editor
  • Fixed crash on imposter generation
  • Fixed render using instancing when materials use dynamic cubemap
  • Fixed ability to repair cars during competitive scenarios through the "Reload all vehicles" binding
  • Fixed duplicate "Reload vehicle" binding name in UI (was really "Reload all vehicles") and added a default Ctrl+Shift+R binding for it
  • Fixed wrong turn signals for Autobello Piccolina 130a
  • Autobello Piccolina: Fixed turbocharger turbine direction, lights falling off when spare tire falls off, wheels breaking off at max offset, steering limiters inhibiting steering (off-road steering)
  • Fixed reset and recovery lag while using vehicles with a navigator display
  • Fixed Moonhawk drift steering breaking at full lock
  • Fixed some small issues with Roamer off road roofrack
  • Fixed 'Through the center' time trial rolling start spawning car underground
  • Fixed gate prop not spawning correct configurations
  • Fixed Barstow 'Old Paint' skin not displaying correctly
  • Reverted change to mud and sand groundmodel default depths
  • Fixed game crashes and loss of force feedback with various Thrustmaster wheels, as well as potential issues with many other force feedback devices
  • Fixed log spam when encountering certain problems with force feedback system
  • Fixed rare possibility of log file corruption
  • Slightly improved force feedback 'Auto' update rate detection
  • Improved handling of force feedback devices when they are unplugged
  • Fixed harmless error logs when force feedback devices are connected before running BeamNG.drive
  • Fixed some cases where force feedback would be disabled or routed to an incorrect device while multiseat is enabled

An up to date list of known issues can be found in the dedicated Feedback & Bug Reporting Thread here
Instructions on how to update the game here.
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December 21, 2018

Hotfix for version 0.15

We identified and fixed some serious crashes and problems within hours of the release.

Happy holidays from the whole team!

  • Replaced old performance graph by new imgui-based performance graph (in scenario mode)
  • Audio: Changed loading type of water assets for Italy to improve performance
  • scriptAI: Improved user interface and fixed performance problems

  • Fixed crashes when running 32 Bit (x86) version
  • Fixed license plate always defaulting back to old text generation
  • Fixed old Italian plate breaking text when trying to parse something else than valid plate (Eg: nicknames with numbers)
  • Fixed missing bumpers for Autobello 110B version
  • Fixed tailgate grill normals issue
  • Fixed hydros deforming other parts of the car when their movement is nearby the natural frequency of the other parts. This happened at low FPS and inside a certain movement speed zone
  • Fixed wheel force feedback being disabled when scriptAI is recording
  • Fixed scriptAI not setting arcade gearbox mode when following a recording
  • Fixed scriptAI not preserving initial direction when looping
  • Fixed crash on static render manager when shapes don't have any LOD
  • Fixed PointLight shadows
  • Fixed crash when opening a replay before having loaded any map first
  • Fixed watercooled engine thermals not cooled down by water
  • Fixed wrong information showed for the Etk 854tx (A)
  • Fixed scenario logic breaking after trying to reset a paused scenario
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“The Most Impressive Physics Engine You've Never Seen”

“BeamNG's Amazingly Realistic Car Crashes”

“Amazing Car Crashes + Hilarious Greenlight Trailer = Magic”

About This Game

BeamNG.drive is a realistic, immersive driving game offering near-limitless possibilities. Our soft-body physics engine simulates every component of a vehicle in real time, resulting in realistic, dynamic behavior.
The driving feel is authentic and visceral, and crashes are realistic and violent; yet the physics are accessible enough to drive with a keyboard or gamepad while still being authentic with a full racing wheel with uncompromising realism.

Environments and vehicles in BeamNG.drive are hand-crafted with passionate attention to detail. With years of meticulous design, research, and experience, we authentically recreate the feeling and excitement of real world driving.

We are a small team from around the world with no obligations to publishers or outside interests. Our users and modding community are our first priority. Help us make BeamNG.drive the ultimate driving experience and discover what an open and uncompromising soft-body vehicle simulator can be.

Why is BeamNG.drive the game for you?

As an open world vehicle simulator, BeamNG.drive will cover a large array of vehicular disciplines - everything from a delivery mission in a box truck to a high speed rally race or a destruction derby. The vehicle customization and detail will allow you to make your car or truck all your own - fix it up, upgrade it, or strip away body panels to reduce weight. There are a lot of different types of gameplay we want to implement beyond just racing and crashing, such as police chases, stunt challenges, and other specialized minigames. Eventually we would like to have some kind of single player open world career mode, with persistent vehicle ownership and procedurally generated used vehicles to buy and events to run them in.

In some ways, BeamNG.drive is about doing anything you want with a car or truck - the stuff other games don't let you do. You can go off-roading in a family sedan or hurl a delivery truck around a racing circuit, all with beautiful soft-body simulation physics. You can mod those same vehicles to be racing beasts, derby monsters, or off-road behemoths - or just thrash them stock. At the end of the day, BeamNG.drive gives you the gameplay you want, and doesn't force you to do anything that you don't think is fun or interesting.

The future of the game and our physics engine

As we optimize our game and computer technology improves, the amount of vehicles which can be simultaneously simulated at a smooth framerate will increase. Right now you can run 4 to 6 cars at one time on a high end quad-core processor. Each vehicle has around 400 nodes and 4000 beams, all being simulated 2000 times per second. We hope to expand the number of simultaneous vehicles possible to at least 8 with a mid-range processor.

We will also look towards having multiplayer in the future, but it may be some time before we can create the multiplayer experience everyone is expecting. We are well aware of the demand for multiplayer and we want it just as much as you, but for the short term we are focusing on the single player career mode, various driving events, fixing bugs, and creating more content. It is feasible that we could implement local and/or same PC multiplayer in the interim.

Also, the possibilities extend beyond land vehicles. Users in our community have already made planes and helicopters that fly purely with the existing vehicle aerodynamic physics, with no cheating whatsoever. BeamNG can simulate aircraft in a very authentic way due to its soft-body physics. All the flex that happens to a real plane's airframe arises naturally in BeamNG, and the consequences of excessive stress are also modeled. Fly too fast and your wings will start to bend and rip off. The potential for the BeamNG physics engine is huge.

Alpha Access Features

  • All future updates to BeamNG.drive included for free (alpha, beta), also including the final game
  • Soft-body physics sandbox
  • 19 detailed, customizable, destructible vehicles, with more to come
  • 10 terrains to explore and drive across, with more to come
  • Frequent updates adding terrains, vehicles, features, gameplay, and bug fixes
  • Full modding and content creation capabilities - make maps and vehicles, and script gameplay
  • Use the built-in terrain editor and any 3D modeling, image editing, and text editing software
  • Online authentication is only necessary to update; the game itself does not need an internet connection to run.

Alpha Testers

Users that already entered the alpha testing via our website can get a free Steam key.

Our goals

Our main focus is on how things move rather than how things look on the screen. We aim to bring our expertise in real time soft-body physics and soft-body physics model design to the forefront of game physics simulation, making available the technology and know-how to as a wide an audience as possible. To achieve this, we are designing the engine and corresponding assets, so as to be independent of the underlying game engine and operating system.

Right now the physics engine is running on a multicore CPU configuration, but we are also in the process of supporting GPUs via OpenCL.

Our mission

To have realistic, accurate, destructible, and malleable physics everywhere. To make anything possible.

More Feedback

More Feedback can be found there: http://www.beamng.com/content/119-Feedback

Contact Us

You can get in touch with us in several ways:

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
    • Processor: Desktop Intel i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 550 TI
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
    • Processor: High-end Intel i5/i7 or High-end AMD 6 Core or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 780
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad recommended

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