[WIP] Apex Modding - 1999 Endurance Championship

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  1. ApexModding

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    It all began a long time ago... as a 1999 Le Mans mod for rFactor (1) based on the Virtua_Le Mans 1999 mod with authorization to use all of the content - made easier since Yoss was once part of the team. However, once we started working with rFactor2 we realized we couldn't use the existing 2D and 3D assets and had to restart from scratch. Below are some examples of cars that had/have to be reworked or restarted from scratch.

    The car list, as of now, consists of:
    It is a massive undertaking that has been long in the making but still active. It will be a free mod where each car will be made available in the Steam Workshop when it reaches v1.00 status (linked on the car list above), with cars in development stages (or testing of updates to released content) available to our Patreon supporters. To join our Patreon, click here. If you'd like to do a one-time donation, please click here (or find the same links in our signature).

    Credits (to be expanded):
    • 3D, 2D art, sounds, physics: Apex Modding Team
    • Additional 3D: Arnold Wong, Aless
    • Additional 2D: Gui Lite
    • Additional physics and testing: SGS
     
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    This new topic has been created due to the previous being over 6 years old and a lot has changed since then. We hope to have a new beta update for the two LMGTP cars available this month to our Patreons as well as the first testing beta build of both Viper and Porsche cars! We will announce more when we have further news, including if we're able to commit those betas for testing :).
     
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    worth every day of waiting!
     
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    What a year at Le Mans this was. Fantastic to hear about its progress. Can't wait.
     
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    We've got a little unexpected surprise. The BMW V12 LMR's very first beta build is available on our Patreon. We're making this one available to all tiers to thank the folks who have supported us - and anyone curious to check it out. Just click the link on the signature :).

    The graphics are far from finished but the physics are advanced.

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    That was one we had in the old SCC mod for GTR2, but one area I could never solve was the cooling. The radiator drew air up from underneath the nose so cooling was affected by the ride height. The closer to the ground, the less efficient the radiator was in cooling. Never figured a way to imitate that. Looks marvelous btw...
     
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    The 1998 car had the big issue with cooling, it was changed for 1999.
     
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    The PBR implementation of these two will be rolled out to the Steam Workshop shortly. We're making strides with the BMW LMR v12, to hopefully have a .99 RC in the next month, too.

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    With the livery now complete for both #15 and #17, the next step (PBR) will begin and then the update will be made available to Patrons :)

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    We're not much into adding cars that didn't race but the #16 car did run pre-qualifying and performed well, so we shall leave it as an option for folks. This is just the first pass of PBR thanks to zxd but it's a definite improvement.

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    The first build with (first pass & PBR) textures and 3D driver is now available to our Patreon supporters tier 2 and above. The previous build (v.82) as well as the Viper, is available to all tiers :).

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