Apex Modding GT3 - 2012 (v1.05 out)

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  1. yoss

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    Apex Modding would like to finally, officially present our complete GT3 mod for rFactor 2! We are ecstatic to share it with you. It took years of work to create, improve and fix content, as well as stay current with game and technology updates.

    Steam Workshop Link

    If you enjoy our work and wish to support us for past content or to support future work (of which there is plenty), you can donate any amount through this link. Your help is truly appreciated.





    If you downloaded our mod outside of Steam, please do not forget to install “AM_FIAGT3_2012.rfcmp” as it is the file that contains the sounds. Below is a summarized changelog between our last public beta and our v1.0 release. Enjoy the reading and we hope you will enjoy racing a full grid of cars - Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Mercedes, and an Italian and another German manufacturer – both offline and online!

    Apex Modding FIA GT3 2012 version 1.05

    - Fresh new front tyres on 458 ,Mp4 and Z06
    - Fresh new s9 tyres on Bentley and Camaro
    - Corrected Fuel comsumption on Mp4
    - Modified Z06 suspension
    - Alpha offset corrected on 458 and camaro windshield
    - Updated 799 tbc file
    - Endurance drivers strategy forcely change : Updated Pits menu on every car

    Apex Modding FIA GT3 2012 version 1.02
    - Added missing 458 rain tyres and z4 s9
    - Closed gap on cockpit view in z4 and sls
    - Debugging camaro roll over and aleatory ctd with some cars on s8/s9 tyres
    - Reworked light cockpit halo on sls , z4 , Mp4 12c ,799, camaro

    Apex Modding FIA GT3 2012 version 1.0
    • New CPM 2.0 tyres based on Studio 397 tyre database, rebuilt and tweaked with Redapg online tools. IMPORTANT: You need to be careful on the first lap out of the pits as these tyres, like in real life, need to reach a proper temperature window. If you push too hard too soon, the long-term pace and tyre life will be jeopardized. This mod is an endurance mod, like in real life, strategy is important. S7 tires are the softest compound, S9 are the hardest compound.
      • S7 tyres can handle 30 laps at a circuit like Spa-Francorchamps. The S7 is the tyre to use in Sprint races (Lasting one hour or less).
      • S8 lets you run a double-fuel stint and can last roughly two hours.
      • S9 can last up to three hours so it is a great option for proper endurance races
    • Reworked default setups which now offer a great blend between drivability and stability.
    • Added latest rFactor2 tech such as:
      • ABS, Traction Control (default setting is Medium), rain drop shaders and behavior to body and windscreen (wipers are now necessary), tweaked chassis flex, fuel movement
      • Undocumented and not fully supported by the game, we added night lights in the cockpits (!) of 997, 12C, SLS, and Z4 as per real life references. There are limitations to what was realistically achievable so we had to settle for an implementation that worked and was not buggy
      • Illuminated MOTEC at night

    • Reworked car filters and categories, and added more filters:
      • AMGT3: All cars (each manufacturer has their own filter too)
      • AM_ADAC-GT: Cars that participated in the ADAC GT Masters
      • AM_BES: Cars from the Blancpain series
      • AM_FIAGT3: Cars from the FIA GT3 series
      • AM_PWC: Cars from the PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE
      • AM_VLN: Cars that participated in the Nordschleife VLN race
      • Some series have cars with only a couple of liveries. We were not able to paint all of the cars but believe the overall representation is very good. The mod is now organized in a way where new skins are more easily added and found, and more skins can be added in a future update if the community wishes to contribute

    Debugging
    • Reworked Z06 chassis flex to address bottoming issues in tracks like Nordschleife or Spa-Francorchamps
    • Removed heat haze from the SLS
    • 799 cockpit camera correctly centered
    • Removed fuel mixture settings
    • MP4-12C and Z06 now use the correct sidewall textures
    • Reworked class filter display

    Not Included

    • Chassis scratches due to game limitations. Detachable parts remain.
    • Car LED position lights as the real cars we recreated did not feature such

    Additional Resources
    Readme
    Templates https://www.dropbox.com/s/t26d5ikm1s74l85/AM_FIAGT3_TEMPLATES.rar?dl=0
    Dropbox link for rfcmp : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zze3n5wt99tlkdx/AACMRiaWBGJcgkRqM8pm81R-a?dl=0

    Credits
    • 3D, 2D art, sounds, physics: Apex Modding Team (https://www.apex-modding.com/)
    • Additional physics: Chris redapg (his online tools), Michael Borda, Marek Lesniak
    • Additional 2D and 3D: shadow works, olisoft, sfersystem, Tolik, Totorman, Stano, Cartman 78, Gui lite
    • Additional sounds: Destroem
    • Additional art, glow, windshield wipers and rain effect: SlowMotion, Some1, Nibiru (XFactor Racing)
    • Studio 397 for the updated tyre database from where we could study new entries
    • Testing: Apex Modding, adakar, archi, and special thanks to wishmaster and P1-Gaming for extensive beta testing of updates and Balance of Performance

    We really hope you have a lot of fun with this free mod! :D
     
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  2. coops

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    TYVM Apex Modding.....dwn loading now cant wait to give it ago. CHEERS
     
  3. Jamezinho

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    Brilliant news. That's my saturday night planned!
     
  4. Cangrejo

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    Thank you very much. Good job
     
  5. hexagramme

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    Thank you!!
     
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    Great news!
     
  7. pas74

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    A big deep thanks! ;)
     
  8. Mydriaz

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    Good looking, nice handling and feeling !
    Thank you very much :)
     
  9. Capeta

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    Thanks.
     
  10. alpha-bravo

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    Damn I must go shopping with my wife :D. No chance to get and drive the mod immediatly :p.
    Many thanks for this Mod Apex Team ! :)
     
  11. rob1178

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    What other cars are planned for this? Looks good
     
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    Ow, wow, this mod is really nice!!
    Looks very good and the handling of the car is extremely well done! Have to know what you're doing, but not like (some) mods that the car turns around if you're even thinking of the wheel.
    Awesome this, thanks very much!
     
  14. Sk1dmarks

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    Great car! Just one thing that needs to be fixed: some parts of the engine sound don't have the right pitch. You might need to adjust some natural rpm values to make it sound perfect (if it still works like that). Besides that, I'm going to have a lot of fun with this car!
     
  15. hoover

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    Thanks for all your hard work guys, looking forward to more releases within the GT3 "circus" from you. If the SLS is anything to go by, this is gonna be one heck of a mod! ;)

    Uwe
     
  16. Saabjock

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    Thank you Apex Modding.
     
  17. Eddy

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    Downloaded it and going to try it tonight....looks great thank you very much

    @ Navigator looks like this are the plans http://www.apex-modding.com
     
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  18. sg333

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    Fantastic work guys, much appreciated! :)
     
  19. vittorio

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    First impression after some laps at Nordschleife: Looks great, sounds great and awesome physics = AWESOME

    Thanks a lot APEX!
     
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