Blackwood track conversion

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  1. Leonardo1962

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    Hi,

    This is my first track for release, its a conversion of the Live for Speed Track Blackwood.
    Blackwood has one road- and one rallycross course (plus reversed directions),
    situated in England's countryside. Blackwood is known for its versatility,
    because it contains a bit of everything.
    This environment is also available in the LFS S2 demo.

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    Blackwood

    Updated version (1.43) of Blackwood track:
    + many enhacements,
    + added Reloaded layout (with lower fps) with permisson of Steffen (Grandsurf)
    + 40 start grids, digi flags, cranes, skidmarks and many more
    + prepared for steam workshop
    Link : Blackwood_v1.43.rfcmp


    Updated version (1.34) of Blackwood track:
    + fixed Pitbuilding with two more garages
    + fixed AIW: Garages and Teampositions more than 30 drivers
    + new loading Screen design
    Link : Blackwood_v1.34.rfcmp


    Updated version (1.32) of Blackwood track:
    + fixed AIW (nor AI throttle lift)
    + longer skidmarks
    + Icons show DRS areas
    + improved cameras
    Link : Blackwood_v1.32.rfcmp


    Improved version (1.31) of Blackwood track:
    Link : Blackwood_v1.31.rfcmp

    View attachment 16898

    I release a fixed version (1.30) of Blackwood track:
    Link : Blackwood_v1.30.rfcmp

    View attachment 16699 View attachment 16700 View attachment 16701


    FIXES:
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    + improved icons and loading screen
    + increased sight width and improved performance
    + combined objects to out & infield_xx.gmts to get more frames.
    + added DRS moveable (de)activation signs
    + grandstands and People organised in gmts and visgroups
    + adjusted Objects lod view range
    + optimized visgroups (f.e. no people on test days)
    + added animated flags
    + added Starterworkers and cornerworkers with animation
    + fixed floor at pitbuilding
    + improved nightlights and Track lighting
    + rebuild some objects to reduce flicker (pitbuilding)
    + track is xyz shifted to set grid start with position 0,0,0
    + removed col detection (trees, fences etc.) from objects to get more frames.
    + deformable flag for racesurfaceobjects only to get more frames.
    + added norainzones
    + added a TV Screen at pitbuilding (Jumbotron)
    + AIW bugfix AI now are waiting at Pit exit light on red
    + optimized posts for shadow
    + rearranged some Racetracksurfaces
    + Garagelength in .GBP adjusted
    + improved shadowing
    + and many more


    Older version of Blackwood track.
    Filename : Blackwood_102.rfcmp


    + no mirror visibility of tires and cones in SCN File to get more frames.
    + reduced the number of visible cones to get more frames.
    + The realroad now looks better and gets dirty how it should be with rubber graining
    + fixed GDB files to prevent ctd
    + changed wp_pathinfo1 in AIW, but files still some AIW will do a roll over
    (funny to see and a good opportunity to take over)
    + introduced a small Podium at the pitbuilidng
    + reduced Cameras positions and improved camera-movements
    + fixed the DRS Zone (now working at the long stright line, but no DRS Signs)
    + reworked start light, should work now also in single and multiplayer
    + fixed Objects and scn parameters to increase framerate
    + some more objects for ReflectionMapper
    + rebuild some objects

    downloadlink Version 1.02
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/pv3kk4xa4pq5v5t/Blackwood_102.rfcmp


    Older versions : Blackwood_11.rfcmp

    + realRoad material and textures reworked and now working
    + reworked night and rain design
    + fixed scn parameter to increase framerate about 30%
    + optimized clipPlanes for performance issues
    + improoved performance (collosions, reflection in SCN)
    + reduced objects for ReflectionMapper for better performance
    + completly renewed start and Pit traffic lights
    + Fixed AIW (AIW in Pit still hit some Wall)
    + rebuild some objects
    + improoved trees (still not satisfied)
    + New Cameras (generated by one click-generator without rework)
    + added DRS Zone but no DRS Signs (not tested; original didnt have one)
    + Improoved FuelUse in SCN File
    + added more animations
    (waving flags, water)
    + the lake now looks like water

    downloadlink Version 1.01
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/233q1818k8znrrk/Blackwood_11.rfcmp

    .. and still the old version:
    Filename : Blackwood_10.rfcmp

    v1.0 change log
    - some rare animations
    - night ligths
    - two tracks layouts each in reverse direction
    - RealRoad (in simple way for first)
    - grass and gravel

    View attachment 6418

    downloadlink
    http://www.mediafire.com/?tjxh4mgz65psjlh

    What remains to be done.
    - Pit traffic lights for the reverse tracks
    - MARSHAL FLAG
    - more animations
    - some further Optimizations


    Additional Credits
    > You can find this track in the great racing game "Life for speed" in http://www.lfs.net/
    : Thanks to the LFS devs for allowing this conversion
    : Also thanks to Victor, McSaltens and TomasT for Texturkoords and for the idea to convert Blackwood
    : LFS logo from LFS http://www.lfs.net/
    : ISI for rFactor2 one of the best racing simulator out there

    Editor(s) used
    : Track_Editor >>> (a Trackeditor by Leonardo1962)
    : Simed3D
    : Paintshop Pro 5 (for TGA files) Ieditor from Ulead
    : Windows Notepad
    : Borland Delphi 4.0 and Delphi XE3

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    HOW TO USE:
    1. COPY Blackwood_10.rfcmp in your "rFactor2\Packages" folder.
    2. install it with the rFactor2 modmanager
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    enjoy

    Leonardo1962 :)
     
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  2. mike0907

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    Looks interesting, I'm waiting for the link. :)
     
  3. Richard Burke

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    Wicked, had some great races back in the day on LFS here!
     
  4. mike0907

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    Download in progress, thank you! :eek:
     
  5. Hazi

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    Thank you -
    Please, can we get your editor somewhere? Think I read about 2 years ago and it was for F1C?
     
  6. PRC Steve

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    LFS is still a great title and I revisit it quite often, Thanks for this conversion, I tested the LOLA on the GP circuit and I really like what you have done!! Runs really smooth and looks good. Now I need a Car for the rallycross ;)
     
  7. Bram

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    Disappointing that in 2013 some people in the community still applaud illegal conversions. When will you people finally realize this is not the way to go for sim racing. When you want to race Blackwood, buy Live for Speed and race it there where you should.

    Great signal that ISI allows such threads to be posted. Great work! /sarcasm off
     
  8. ThoKa

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    1. Read
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    ..nuff said
     
  9. Bram

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    No not nuff said. This is a copyrighted track from a competing title offered for free. No CD check, nothing.


    Please quote the email/letter/source where the devs of LFS state its okay to convert their content. Then ill withdraw my posts and post a sincere apology.
     
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  10. Hazi

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    Got low frames compared (35 FPS here to 60 on LRP) to other tracks and found realroad not working. Is it my system or anyone else got that "problem"?
     
  11. Leonardo1962

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    Hi,
    I knew this discussion will come up.

    I asked LFS on 03.jan.2013 for the conversion
    and LSF answered at 08.jan.2013 :

    Yes it is ok for you to convert Blackwood to rFactor2.

    We would appreciate it if you could make it clear to end users that the
    track has come from LFS. Please can you state that at the location where
    the download is available from? Also, it would be great if you could
    somehow include the LFS logo and website address www.lfs.net somewhere -
    perhaps on a billboard within the track.


    Leonardo :)
     
  12. Bram

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    Well I find that a very surprising, strange and somewhat disturbing statement from a developer to be honest. But thanks for quoting the source. :)

    Accept my apology and pre-mature response!

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  13. DJCruicky

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    Thanks Leonardo,
    I had fun today trying out this track. Tried the Skippy on the main track, and the Clios on the dirt track. Nice.

    Same
     
  14. Barf Factor

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    Thanks for the track conversion! And thanks to the LFS devs for allowing it.

    It seems they realize that rFactor 2 users are likely to also buy other racing sims, and that this is actually an opportunity for publicity
     
  15. Mydriaz

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    Thank you for this conversion, thanks to LFS too. :)
    I didn't know that track before and it's very nice, good job.
    I've made a race with SkipBarber cars on GP layout, very fun, AI is good, graphics too even if some optimizations are needed.
    I saw a small bug with the white line at the pits entrance, I can barely see it.
     
  16. DocJones

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    Thanks for the conversion and thanks to the LFS devs for giving permission (surprising, but very welcome)!

    Haven't had the chance to drive myself, just watching AI. I have to say I am quite impressed with the graphics, considering it's a conversion and the track is anything but new. There are other conversions here that I didn't even bother downloading after seeing screenshots. Most of the rest I uninstalled again within a minute or two. Not this one. Only thing I wasn't satisfied with at all was the road texture, but that is a rather easy thing to change I'd say. Do you have plans to redo that? Also very low fps for me. Disabling mirrors in most places almost doubled (!) my frames, so I guess there's room for improvment.
     
  17. Leonardo1962

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    Hi,

    Yes there is space for improovements, i will release a improoved Version 1.1 in a few weeks.
    I like to adjust realroads and fix some details, f.e. lines, flagsanimation, ptlights and some more.
    May be the visibility range affects the framerate. I understood very late how to prevent far objects to pop up.
    Therefore i increased visibility and fog range.
    Next time i will fix that.

    Leonardo. :)
     
  18. c.pucher

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    Thank you very much, great track! And thanks to LFS devs for giving permission.
    Blackwood + Formula XR / Formula BMW = nice memories
     
  19. jimcarrel

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    Security patrol is fast, are they not?
     
  20. rene-xmg

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    dankeschön!
     

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