The custom car painting platform for iRacing.

Trading Paints adds custom car liveries to iRacing. Design your own cars or race with pre-made paint schemes shared from the community of painters.

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This page is for unstable & experimental versions of Trading Paints Downloader meant for testing and debugging. If that’s not what you’re looking for, you probably want the latest stable public release.

Trading Paints Downloader

Downloader Beta Program

Try out potential future releases of Trading Paints Downloader for Windows. Get a sneak peek at new features and help with testing.

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Version DO28 · 2023-03-21

How to use

1. Install Trading Paints Downloader

You’ll first need the core Trading Paints Downloader program installed on your computer.

Make sure the program is not running. Check the Windows system tray and right-click-close Trading Paints if it’s running.

2. Download & set up Beta

Click “Download Beta” from the button above and save the file to where you’ve installed Trading Paints Downloader (usually in your Program Files directory).

Close any running instances of Trading Paints Downloader. Back up the old .exe file if you wish.

Extract the downloaded files into the folder and run the new .exe file.

3. Race & share feedback

Try out the Beta and treat it like you normally would the normal version alongside iRacing.

Share your feedback with us and let us know how it went. Be sure to include the version number and any other pertinent info that might help us.

Revert to the normal version of the Downloader anytime by deleting the Beta .exe file or by simply running the normal Trading Paints.exe file in your Downloader folder.

Downloader Beta release history

Version DO28 · March 21, 2023

  • Fixed an issue where Re-Download Paints button did not work in AI sessions

Version DO27 · March 20, 2023

  • Fixed an issue where the player’s paints wouldn’t load after using iRacing testdrive

Version DO26 · January 3, 2023

  • Attempt to prevent unexpected loops when assigning a paint while the Trading Paints website is open
  • Stops duplicate Collection downloads on program startup

Version DO25 · September 8, 2022

  • Stability improvements to prevent unexpected loops when interacting with Trading Paints website

Version DO24 · August 3, 2022

  • Implemented downloads of spec maps for AI Collections (single-player and hosted)
  • Fixed an issue where some users had to manually clear AI paint files before AI Collections downloads could take place

Version DO23 · June 27, 2022

  • Added an SSL check when checking for connection to Trading Paints in order to improve startup reliability

Version DO22 · June 14, 2022

  • Added exception catches for crashes related to data output

Version DO21 · June 3, 2022

  • Added an exception catch for crashes related to auto-start option

Version DO20 · March 16, 2022

  • Added an exception catch for crashes occurring when fetching roster directories

Version DO19 · March 15, 2022

  • Added version tracking to determine which version of Downloader is serving files

Version DO18 · March 14, 2022

  • Files are now served primarily through a cloud-based CDN, with the traditional servers as a fallback
  • Roster files now include a tradingpaints.txt file when downloaded to indicate to the Trading Paints Downloader that they are Trading Paints-managed AI Collections
  • Fixed an issue in Hosted AI sessions where paints in Collections were not downloaded correctly when users joined the session before the host