2019-06-24 NEW VERSION - v1.230 with additional physics work done by mantasisg, and modified body shapes by woochoo This is the official release for this update, including the new icons. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PbzUPcR-QZYt-pxhB5MByBa6cDtZv3t- Steam workshop also updated >> HERE << Online icon gallery of the available cars >> HERE << Some screenshot galleries: Multi-album of Brianza, Silverstone, Belgium, Le Grand Circuit Single album of Monte-Carlo A small album of the American-liveried cars at Sebring Thanks ISI & Studio 397 for the AC Cobra 427, which is the physics and graphics basis of this 1954 mod. Thanks redapg for the Online Tools used for initial physics changes. Thanks Nibo for the rF2 Log Analyzer. Thanks Yoss for some initial help and tips. ------------------------------------------------------- woochoo: mod idea, research, initial physics changes, liveries, texture edits, sfx edits, mesh edits, driver names, testing. mantasisg: physics development, testing, research. bears: additional driver names, testing. Rujasu: simulation data/testing, additional driver names. jimagn: testing. boomer20: testing. Mauro: entry list spreadsheet. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ OLD NEWS Cobra 1954 Endurance carset v1.201 (based on Studio397's AC Cobra 1967 v1.2) Prepare to be patient I don't recommend driving a modern high grip car immediately before trying these. I saw videos like this of Le Mans 1954 and was inspired to make/mod some stuff: and this race summary video https://api.motorsport.tv/embed/yX8e14iw?autoplay We can read all about it on Montorsport Magazine's archive: https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/july-1954/19/les-vingt-quatre-heures-du-mans-1954 With some research, some data, some help, and some reading i was able to learn and make enough changes to make what i think is an interesting bunch of cars. I hope they can be enjoyed for what they are Modified: Car weight and Inertia (now ranging from 500kg to 1200kg) Engines (ranging from 1.1L to 5.5L, with speeds up to 275kph) Gearboxes (beware that some cars have long first gears) Brakes (most cars have pseudo drum brakes: weaker) Stock Cobra "Street" tyres (less grip/contact patch than '67 Competition tyres) Stock Cobra suspension, track/wheelbase, fuel tank Car body has slimmer rear wheel arches, and visually narrower tyres (6" / 7") The car entries have race numbers in order of engine capacity, with the lowest numbers having the largest engines. This is useful when choosing a car, and manually adding AI to an event. The red Galoppare cars (103, 104, 105), and dark green Jungle Cat Cars (112,114,115) are expected to be the quickest cars. The Galoppare have strong acceleration and good top speed, while the Jungle Cat Cars have the highest top speed and disc brakes, but also a long first gear and weak acceleration. Some of the real cars of the period were extremely slow compared to the leading cars, and those speed differentials did cause some problems when the slow cars were being lapped by AI. As a result, I've created a baseline performance. The slowest cars are lifted to this level which is still quite slow and may still cause issues when lapping, but does work a bit better. The total number of entries for a 1954-esque race is 57 (1 DNS), though the current version of Le Grand Circuit only caters for 55. The next version will support 61. The final three cars, 190, 191, 192 are supplementary vehicles, not normally used for a 1954-esque race. But they are included for fun. If anyone is interested in doing further work with the physics or models, please contact me Additional engine sounds are from other s397 cars Contains some adjustments to meshes, materials, and textures Includes RCD Talent file Car pit groups assigned to work with Le Grand Circuit 1967 Please don't expect these cars to grip like monsters It might help to slow down steering and throttle inputs, and brake early, and focus on clean laps. AC_472SC_1954_EnduranceCarset-v1201.rfcmp (347MB) http://www.mediafire.com/file/4146j4w4yzg41pl/AC_472SC_1954_EnduranceCarset-v1201.rfcmp Steam Workshop: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1213604700 This is my first venture into car physics (alongside the Howston G4 '67 pack). thanks to yoss from Apex for some hints and tips, and redapg for the Online Tools. Thanks to ISI and Studio397 for the base car and sounds.