Nordschleife

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  1. DrivingFast

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    So May or June or July for the Nords, hopefully : good news !

    One thing bothers me is the choice so far for the official tracks (ISI and S397) not to complement the 2D grass textures, bring "real grass" (I do not speak of 3D grass but probably 2D, like many circuits from the modding.).

    From the experience I have, the many modded circuits that use "real grass"/flowers are both much more beautiful than if they did not, and do not pose any specific performance problems. None.

    So if S397 does not use this way of doing things, and the Nords only has 2D textures for the grass perhaps I will be disappointed.

    At the artistic level I think it would be an error (IMO), performance level I can not say because I am not an expert.

    What I just notice is that there are no performance problems on modded tracks that have "real grass".
     
  2. Marcel Offermans

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    Let me disappoint you now then as we won't feature the type of 3D grass that some mods have used. Of course one can argue about beauty and I'm happy to disagree on this point. We are looking at improved ways to implement grass going forward, but other than that we have nothing to report on this subject yet.
     
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  3. boblevieux

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  4. Will Mazeo

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    3D glass is not necessary. Better, more detailed textures would already give a great result. If you can then add some 2d grass close to the objects or paint their bottom like RR did in some tracks they wont look like they are floating :)
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  5. mantasisg

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    I think for low level vegetation there are several good uses for those vertical 2D fins that are for some reason considered 3D grass :D. But whole lawns of 3D fins usually only looks good from low angles, and from higher angles gets increasingly worse, so you have to make it taller, and then it looks off, because you won't see it that tall in well maintained track of these days. Also if you have nice terrain texture overused fin plates for vertical grass spoils it. And rF2 terrain texturing is pretty nice as much as I have discovered yet.
     
  6. Adrianstealth

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    Anything that save FPS is my interest
    Zero interest in grass it can just be a green solid before I care

    Track accuracy & surface character/detail is No.1 , for anything outside the track
    -most FPS efficient option pretty please
     
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  7. TJones

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    Really like how it's been done at DCS combat sim.
     
  8. karlisss

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    i believe he means for Endurance lap (GP track+Shcleife) outlap is just a GP lap
     
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  9. vegaguy5555

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    Oh! I thought it the up hill on the Nordschleife before the first carousel. My bad.
     
  10. GeraArg

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    A version with a lot's of trackside objects like Sebring and animations like Lester its viable? (performance cost, and so on)
    Personally I like those details that do not impact on the heart of the game itself (simulator + competition) but that give a touch of "life". :)
    Offtipic, Sebring is missing guide reflective/cat eyes and other tracks for this game have it. :p

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  11. Lazza

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    That looks quite nice, but in rF2 you'd have people complaining about the 'moving circle' (check around 0:43 in that vid), plus the grass rippling doesn't get affected at all by the rotor downdraft when landing which just isn't REALISTIC :p

    Anyone know if third party tracks have used the strips of 2d grass but with transparency fading out the bottom edge? It's usually the dark straight lines you get at the bottom edge of the grass that look worst.
     
  12. Marcel Offermans

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    Take a better look, they are all there.
     
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    For qualifying, instead of doing the full 14+mi of the track, they'll cut it all out using the final corner of the GP circuit and then do the full Green Hell lap.
     
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  14. DrivingFast

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    In the laser version,

    you can put yourself in "race" mode, without AI if you do not want it, and make a "FAST ROLLING" (race settings)........

    But your brakes and tires will be cold, so the first two kilometers will not be optimal.
     
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  15. boblevieux

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    It's not about that shortcut, check my answer above ;)
     
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    @Marcel Offermans
    @Christopher Elliott


    Can you please give us some news regarding the NOS?
    When does the track appear approximately?
    Is the Nürburgring GP track available separately with the GT and sprint layout? How much will the price be?

    I beg you give us something .
     
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  17. mantasisg

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    2019 07 28 GMT time 18:45:23

    Sunday :D
     
  18. DrivingFast

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    Sorry if I misunderstood, is it just a joke, or is the date accurate ?
     
  19. mantasisg

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    It is my prophecy :D

    Once I have guessed (oh sorry I knew that) exact minute the first goal would be scored in football game.
     
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  20. Lazza

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    And if he is right, we will chant Manta, Manta, Manta and speak of him in whispers. And curse his name when we crash at Nords. And ask him for winning lotto numbers.
     

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