[REL] Longford 1967 v1.0 [2018-08-15]

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  1. woochoo

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    By my calculations, this Longford project of mine is, give or take a few days, ten years old!
    There are no surprise announcements or updates currently in the works, but thanks to everyone who has supported and enjoyed it through the various platforms and updates since the first release for rF1 around mid-2010. That first version took around 18months, from memory :)

    The first preview video from back in the day. Nov 29, 2009
    Thanks to Bob's Track Builder!
     
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    Thank you woochoo for all the fun and hairy moments I have enjoyed on your circuits - especially Longford. Ran across this old film/video and got to relive the good 'ol days there. Enjoy -
     
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    Sponsorship was less sophisticated in those days!
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    woochoo, people like you are the ones that makes simracing truly great. Thanks for all your work and dedication.
     
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    I say this to everyone. Longford is like a Sunday drive in the Australian countryside - just really fast. One of the best tracks ever made for rF2 IMHO
     
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    I been driving again on this track today. How well it looks, the best nature in rf2 by far.
     
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    Yep, agreed with everyone. This track is awesome and looks great. Thanks a lot!
     
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    Woochoo your attention to detail and dedication to quality is second to none :)
     
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    We're running the 917's around this amazing track this week if anyone is up for some crazy fun....
     
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    Just for gits and shiggles I took a few of the Reiza pack cars for a blast around this incredible track, and I've actually got a headache from grinning so much. Not only one of the greatest and most immersive and believable tracks in rF2 and all of simracing, I'd even go so far as to say one of the greatest virtual terrains in gaming full stop. The thought of Woodford being converted to Arma3 so I can run around a believable Aussie environment makes me drool. Thanks again woochoo.
     
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    Assuming you mean Longford when you say Woodford, those are some very kind words and a big compliment, thanks :)
     
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    I am an idiot. Longford! Feel free to make a Woodford map though...
     
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    I had Longford (with the Eve F3) on public display at the MakerX expo in Burnie, Tasmania, on Sunday.
    My T300 broke last year, so I borrowed my friend's old red Momo. Didn't have the power supply, so no FFB :(

    A usual mix of teenagers driving ok, kids slowly getting the hang of it, and really young kids barely being able to reach the pedals.
    Mums/Dads/Siblings/Friends/Guardians often on-hand to help the kids learn to drive.
    Occasionally some adults also had a go.
    A few people live in the area around Longford and told me it all looks really good.
    A couple of older gentlemen told me that they attended the races back in the '60s.

    I also had Spiralagon (my platformer game - see sig) on display. Another case of teenagers doing ok, and some kids slowly getting the hang of it. Also a few kids who seemed to get it immediately.

    My setup was in the alcove behind the purple-roofed tent. Unfortunately the pics were all a bit blurry.
    Total event attendance of around 2000 people, and they all seemed to be pixelated!
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    cool :) congrats
     
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    Ya need to wipe the vaseline of the camera lens tho.......:p
     
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    gotta visit this next time!
     
  17. Seven Smiles

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    Nice write up of the '68 race here.
     
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    Longford (and Spiralagon) rolled out for another expo. This time, a kid's activities expo called Kid I Am, in Launceston on Saturday.
    Lots of kids crashing the '66 EVE F3, some kids driving it well, several adults watching on who either live in the area and/or attended the real-life races in the '60s :)

    The previously assumed to be broken Thrustmaster T300 had an unexpected revival when pulled out of storage. I was only running about 40% ffb for the sake of the kids, and that seemed low enough to not trigger any thermal shut-down issues.
    So i'll soon be doing some 100% tests to see if a firmware upgrade has changed things...

    (this photo is after i completed the setup on the Friday evening before the event)
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    A couple of days ago I painted up a Brabham-esque EVE livery for the event
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  20. Seven Smiles

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    No idea if this has been posted (very probably) before but it just popped up in FB (from Feb 2014!) Jim Clark leading in 1968
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