MiniRacingOnline is a free multiplayer racing game that allows you to test your skills against players from all over the world.
Graphically MiniRacingOnline is, well, a little basic; it looks like the old top-down console racing games of years gone by. This helps it to run on even the oldest PCs, though (even Windows 95 systems, at least in theory), and there's plenty of detail elsewhere to explore. You can take part in multiple competitions - F1, Karting, NASCAR, Rallying and so on - each with their own courses, then design your own tracks, customise your vehicle, and extend the program's playability with a host of add-on extras.
That's the theory, anyway. In practice we found the program to be a little confusing, failing unexpectedly at odd moments. On later investigation it turned out we hadn't done something correctly, but it might be more helpful if MiniRacingOnline had told us that, rather than simply closing down without comment.
In addition, place note that the program loads initially in Spanish: if that doesn't work for you, click the "Opciones" button and select your preferred language there. Then take a look around at the other settings on offer; it really is a very configurable game.
Build 1.12 brings these changes:
Private messages can now be read ingame
Mouse over players from boxes screen, gets what type of player is each one: BOT, SERVER, MASTER, RESERVE, LOCAL
Weather can now be seen as % when change it
Weather is working in quick game mode
New 2012 OSD completed
On extended resolution, game comes back to original resolution when player exits circuit
When race time is over, session changes even if players still in game
Updated SDL network and music libraries
Scroll player becomes transparent when passes under objects
Solved some graphic issues with objects
On cutting track, player is punished only if he reduces his better time on that sector more than a 5%
Returned to the old digital signature for Linux compatibility
Menu's music is turned off when log's anthem sounds
New music tracks for menu and ingame screens. Music tracks are different depending on circuit type
New option on track editor to show the lower section of bridges on pit exit