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I´m looking for a PC car driving simulator, not a game, but a software focused in good driving practices. Not browser based, I prefer a standalone application.

(If there is a real simulation game, I could use it, but if it is just fun, it´s not what I'm looking for.)

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What sort of hardware are you intending to use, and what's the intended application here? You can't get really accurate simulation using an arcade steering wheel. – Shinrai Nov 17 '10 at 23:22
@Shinrai: Simple PC with mouse / keyboard. – Edgar Nov 18 '10 at 6:03
If you want to use a mouse/keyboard, you'll never do any serious skills training or safety instruction so I'm not why the emphasis on realism, hence my asking about your intended applications? (I used to work for a driving school maintaining a few million dollars worth of simulation equipment - in my experience, especially examining potential equipment and software purchases, this is NOT something you can half-ass or it will never work.) – Shinrai Nov 18 '10 at 15:11
up vote 3 down vote accepted

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+1 The "Driving Test Success Practical Simulator PC Software" is really impressive. – Edgar Nov 18 '10 at 16:10

After looking for a while, and posting this same question in the SE gaming site, I found this software:

3D Driving School. Demo available.

Get driving experience step by step:Training ground, right before left, grant right of way, stop, driving over traffic lights, turning right and left correctly, mirror and schoulder-checks etc.

Drive during rain, snow, and in the night.

Big-city traffic. Mixed rules with a higher traffic density.

Fleet of vehicles for the different driver license classes: Class B (5 cars), class S (2 quads), class A (3 motorcycles), and A1 with our Pantheon scooter.

Defensive training in Paris - don't let yourself be provoked by our traffic-rowdies.

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TORCS is a Open Racing Car Simulator, which although a game, seems very realistic:

... simulation features a simple damage model, collisions, tire and wheel properties (springs, dampers, stiffness, ...), aerodynamics (ground effect, spoilers, ...) and much more.

Because of it's open nature, the game can be modified to suit your needs.

Hardware Requirements

  • Minimum: 550MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, OpenGL 1.3 compatible graphics card with 32 MB RAM.
  • Recommended: 800MHz CPU, 256MB RAM, OpenGL 1.3 compatible graphics card with 64 MB RAM.
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