[REL] Howston G4 - Modded - 1967 Endurance Racing (Proto/Sports/GT)

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  1. woochoo

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    2018-08-16: An ambient short film I made for the "new" G4 cars




    2018-07-30
    : Coming soon is an update that includes modified body meshes, wheel colours, and support for class selection/results.
    Also included will be a rear wing with DRS-like functionality on cars number 7 and 8.
    Instructions for binding a single control to activate both front and rear flaps, and also tips for using the cars with adjustable wings.
    And an automatic alternate yellow livery for car number 1 when run on Sebring (s397 and VLM)
    see an in-progress preview of the cars here (you can watch it at 2x speed if you want)


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    UPDATE v1.402 (2017-08-01)

    • included missing engine sounds
    UPDATE v1.401 (2017-07-23)
    Following the Studio397 update to the G4 (to v1.4) for Dx11, I've updated my G4 1967 Endurance skin pack. IT NOW INCLUDES ONLY THE G4 (no G6), and OLD VERSIONS OF THE SKINPACK SHOULD PROBABLY BE REMOVED because they might conflict or confuse.

    The new version of the G4 1967 LM-esque skin pack now includes 29 unique sets of physics, aimed at capturing the vibe of cars they may or may not resemble. These aren't perfect physics adjustments, but they are able to provide the variety of multi-class racing on a grand French circuit.

    With some research, the new physics have: adjusted weight/inertia; engines; gearboxes; fuel tanks; aero; engine sounds. All cars maintain the standard 1967 G4 suspension, track/wheelbase, tyres, and body shape. The slower cars still have the original G4 fuel tank size and consumption, which might help them in multi-pitstop races.

    2017-07-24_12h52_36.jpg

    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

    >> Car #150 is listed as Front-wheel drive, but in testing the driving was so poor that it was returned to rear wheel drive (would probably require work on the suspension etc, which is beyond my capacity at this time)
    >> Missing engine sounds for some of the S4 engined cars (a technical oversight when packaging - will be updated)

    Download:
    Howston_G4_1967_Endurance-v1402.rfcmp (389MB) includes unique physics / does not include G6:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/yrbyn9rb6fy6gh6/Howston_G4_1967_Endurance-v1402.rfcmp

    Steam Workshop: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1213554944

    This is my first venture into car physics (alongside the Cobra '54 pack).
    thanks to yoss from Apex for some hints and tips, and redapg for the Online Tools
    And thanks to ISI / Studio397 for the base car and sounds

    2017-07-24_12h39_00.jpg 2017-07-24_12h24_41.jpg

    ===== ===== ===== below here is old news ===== ===== =====
    An update is planned (for 1967 & 1954) which will include texture adjustments for the tone mapper changes from earlier in 2015, and will be repacked as a single cmp including sounds, which should solve any problems some users might have with sounds not loading from the original ISI Howston cars. No ETA, but sooner rather than later. It turned out to be later, and here it is, just below...

    EDIT: UPDATE to v1.301, which is based on the updated ISI Howstons (v1.3), and includes the engine sounds, and has had the skins tweaked for the game lighting that was updated in 2015. This should now be able to run without the ISI Howston G4/G6 installed, but won't overwrite them in any case.

    DOWNLOAD (old version):
    Howston_G4G6_1967_EnduranceCarset_v1301.rfcmp 526MB
    https://www.mediafire.com/?xy9q4qhlwtvxmo9
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    EDIT: No engine sounds in-game, using v1.0?? Solution Here: http://isiforums.net/f/showthread.p...durance-Racing?p=400387&viewfull=1#post400387 - or update to v1.301, which includes engine sounds


    ORIGINAL POST BELOW:
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    Hello Howston Drivers!

    Following on from my 1954-inspired skinpack for the G4 and G6, I've made a skinpack inspired by 1967 endurance racing in France.

    The 54 liveries are available for the G4 and the G6 (that's 54 for each), and the pack includes vehicle filters to run the G4 and G6 separately or together. There is an extra opponent filter to run a particular selection of G4 and G6 cars in a multi-class G4/G6 event ("Howston_G4G6_1967_Endurance_Entries").

    Some minor tweaks have been done to the Alpha channels of the skins for the reflections.

    A basic talent file is included.

    As with the 1954 pack, the 1967 pack will work in combination with the original ISI Howston cars (which are required to be installed). Nothing gets overwritten.

    I'm probably not going to do any other skinpacks, so if anyone else wants to, you should ;)




    v1.0 - OUTDATED >> Howston_G4G6_1967_Endurance_Carset_Addon.rfcmp 491.3 MB
    https://mega.co.nz/#!oI4hSaiZ!4IT8IRUecEoDETdqHsAHSM1y0nkcrhwEJXlQG2-JOvw
    mega key, if requested:
    4IT8IRUecEoDETdqHsAHSM1y0nkcrhwEJXlQG2-JOvw


    v1.0 - OUTDATED >> mirror ((491 MB) it's a zip file so don't forget to unzip)
    http://www.gamefront.com/files/25358168/Howston_G4G6_1967_Endurance_Carset_Addon.zip
     
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    Nice one. Many thanks woochoo. :)
     
  4. hexagramme

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    Absolutely brilliant Woo! Love your skin packs, thank you so much. :)
     
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    I've thought about fussing with the old version, but no, there has been no action. It's probably unlikely at the moment. It would be much better if Reiza and ISI teamed up again for an rF2 version, but who knows either of their plans?
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    And I'm glad you guys are enthused and I hope you enjoy the carset :)
     
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    If I got to choose between Reiza's version or imagine what Woo could do... well I don't think I would choose Reiza's. :)

    But yeah, perfectly understandable that you don't feel like embarking on a huge new track project at this point.
     
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    I was only going to do a quick and dirty job on the old conversion. Nothing special. Absolutely no chance I'd do a full project.
     
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    I totally get that. :)
     
  9. Bryan Birtwell

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    Thanks woochoo! I got these up on the F3 Fanatics! with Longford 1967 (do not hand out version).

    What a combo!!! I'm having too much fun!

    Bryan
     
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    That's good news, glad you're enjoying them :)
    Any reason why you're still using the test version of Longford? The public version was released yesterday
     
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    Wow. Awesome job and thanks. I already thought your Longford was over-the-top for a contribution to the community!
     
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    tanx Woochoo, great fun, you are theee man!
     
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    My reason is, is that I was totally unaware of the update! I don't check the forums everyday.

    I'll fix it right away!

    Bryan
     
  14. Aceking

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    Link gives me an error for this 67 pack but had no problem with the download for the 1954 pack. Please, is there another link available for this. Thanks in advance!
     
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    The link works for me, but I'm uploading a mirror for you too (see first post)

    Additionally, as mentioned in the 1954 thread, I plan to do an update for these soon. The textures will be tweaked for the new tonemapper relased earlier in the year, and should address a problem where the engine sounds don't load (probably related to being multicmp - apparently because the original howston engine sounds can't be loaded). Will be repacked as a single cmp package.
     
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    Woochoo, I had completely missed this topic. I actually downloaded the template and got myself some source photos of some highly desirable cars, which I was going to work on if ISI announced an update.

    Long story short, I'm offering to help. We can work in 4k and downsample, and also get suits and basic helmets done.
     
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    You're about to get a PM ;)
     
  18. Aceking

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    The download link also works for me today and i see you added an additional link which is a good idea. Your paints give this mod such a great immersion factor in my races and i'am so thankful there are gentlemen like you who share their talents with the community! I'am very much looking forward for your texture update!
     
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    The dl link now works today for me and it's great you added another link. Thankyou for all your hard work and sharing all these beautiful skins as it really escalates the immersion factor in my races. I'am really looking forward to your texture update.
     
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    If anyone is having trouble with having no engine sounds, here is a possible temporary solution:

    Go into:
    rFactor2\Installed\Vehicles\ISI_Howston_G4_1968\1.3

    and copy:
    CKEV_50L_V8_OHV.mas (the engine sounds)

    then go into:
    E:\Program Files (x86)\rFactor2\Installed\Sounds

    and create a folder called:
    CKEV_50L_V8_OHV

    and paste the CKEV_50L_V8_OHV.mas file into the new folder.

    That's where the engine sounds were for the old verison of the Howston, and it's what the skin packs are looking for.
     

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