[REL] ** HUGE 80s FANTASY IMSA CARSET for Celica GTO **

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  1. SRosswick

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    Release 0.9
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    Direct Download: https://mega.co.nz/#!5pEj2aTb!CMZojHWRhn1dc5uiqsfXa_RFgodGI8kW5CkUw4nToj4
    RaceDepartment Page: http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/huge-80s-historical-imsa-carset.6049/


    This really started as a way to reduce duplicate paints in offline races and I may have gotten a bit carried away... it has evolved into a carset that includes 49 period-specific paint schemes. Many of these cars bear striking resemblence to iconic liveries from IMSA, SCCA and NASCAR; but because I've had to take some liberties adapting these paints, it leans more towards fantasy than historical. I originally approached the idea as an 'alternative history' perspective, a scenario where SCCA Trans-Am and IMSAs GTO were merged into one super competitive series that screams ADRENALINE PUMPING, FENDER-TO-FENDER, NEON-FUELED 80s RACING ACTION!

    Along with this carset, I've included drivers from that era with talent files (as well as 'Wisdom' files) for each of them. The idea is to compete against a field much as it was in the mid-to-late 80s. This means that the AI uses a broad range of values to simulate not only top class drivers, but the gentleman drivers and field fillers as well. I've tweaked with a lot of the values but still don't fully understand some of the AI parameters and how they effect one another. That being said, I've had several very enjoyable offline races against the AI using these settings.
    Anyone who uses this and can find ways to improve the AI functioning and behavior, please PM me.

    There are no in game UI thumbnails, so in the *.zip as well as this post is a reference card with each car. The original cars packaged with the mod are still intact and will be a part of your racing experience. I've also included historical drivers and talent files for some of those cars as well.

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    INSTALLATION
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    1) You must have the TOYOTA CELICA GTO v1.0 Mod by 32_Pixels already installed for rFactor 2.

    2) Extract the 'CELICA GTO' folder to "rFactor2/UserData/Player/Settings/"

    3) Extract 'celica26EXTRA3.dds' to "rFactor2/Installed/Vehicles/Celica GTO/1.00/" where the *.MAS files and *.MFT file are located. This reworks the hard-coded contingency decals without bothering the encrypted *.MAS files.

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    SPECIAL THANKS
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    My wonderful love Kate for being awesome and very patient <3

    32_Pixels for creating an absolute masterpiece, the Toyota Celica GTO.

    Jurgen-By for helping me work around certain limitations

    Guimengo for Gianpiero Moretti & Klaus Ludwig's Driver Suits


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    KNOWN ISSUES
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    1) AI Track learning was originally intended to be the new and improved 'Wisdom' file system, however the AI went absolutely crazy for me when using the *.wis files so I resorted to the original AI learning mode with *.ini files. I hope to update this project with better *.wis files in the future.

    2) Possible AI oddities at certain third-party tracks. In many cases this can be fixed by teaching the AI the track with AI LEARNING.

    3) No UI thumbnail for paintschemes until I can get permission from 32_Pixels to incorporate my skinpack into the Official Mod *.MAS. I don't believe there is a workaround that doesn't involve altering the origial package files.


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    REFERENCE CARD - LOW RESOLUTION
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  2. FatCity

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    love your choice of skins, cant wait to see the Skoal bandit.

    Is there any other link to the pic you posted, doesn't seem to be showing up here .
     
  3. P.S.R.

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    Woooowwweeeeewow! LOVE IT!! GREAT stuff and thanks for sharing :D
     
  4. Woodee

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    This is was the exact carset I was going to paint... I should raid my backup files for these cars I did for previous sims :D
     
  5. SRosswick

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    Did my OP get deleted?
     
  6. matf1

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    Looks like it. Report your post so a mod can take a look.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
     
  7. SRosswick

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    Alright well here goes again...

    I'm still packaging everything together and making final tweaks to color balance and alpha channels.

    ** FANTASY LATE 1980s IMSA CARSET **

    Scott Pruett - #6 Mac Tools
    Pete Halsmer - #11 Stroh Light
    Andy Evans - #40 Norwegian Cruise Lines
    Fermin Velez - #45 Perry Ellis America
    Cole Trickle - #46 Superflo
    Rowdy Burns - #51 Mello Yello
    Aldo Bennedetti - #34 Goody's
    Russ Wheeler - #18 Hardee's
    Bruce Jenner - #36 Country Time
    Greg Pickett - #35 Kool-Aid
    Paul Newman - #38 Planters, Canon EOS
    Doc Bundy - #7 Florida Lottery
    Speed Reed - #67 Miller High Life
    Jerry Clinton - #12 Budweiser
    Jim Pace - #9 Heilig-Meyers
    Tom Hessert - #8 Tarmax
    Klaus Ludwig - #44 Budget Rent-a-Car
    Gianpiero Moretti - #30 Momo
    Dorsey Schroeder - #90 Chameleon Sunglasses
    Whitney Ganz - #09 Hawaiian Tropic
    Willy T. Ribbs - #99 Radio Shack
    Scott Sharp - #66 SEGA, Sega Genesis
    Elliott Forbes-Robinson - #88 Gatorade
    Darin Brassfield - #17 Tide
    Bobby Rahal - #16 Apple Computers
    John Hotchkis Sr. - #10 Wynn's
    A.J. Foyt - #1 Copenhagen
    Max Jones - #20 Swisher Sweets
    Steve Rosswick - #52 RIOT
    Tim Richmond - #25 Folgers, TG Sheppard
    David Hobbs - #33 Skoal Bandit
    John Fitzpatrick - #53 Skoal Classic
    Tommy Kendall - #3 ICI Polyurethane Paint
    Chris Kneifel - #4 ICI Polyurethane Paint

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL SIZE SCREENS
     
  8. SRosswick

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    As a backup for the above image, but bad image quality.

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  9. McFlex

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    Looking awesome :cool:
     
  10. Woodee

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    Nice!
     
  11. hexagramme

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    Haha that's an insane skinpack! So sweet. :cool:
     
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    This will be a great addition for a great car. The "Miller High Life" Livery has always been one of my favorites used on any car!
     
  13. hexagramme

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    I adore the Budweiser livery. So oldschool and 80's-ish.
    As soon as this is out I'll have a Bud and then take the Celica for a spin round Nords.
    Sounds like a good time to me... ;)
     
  14. Je suis Luis

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    overrated skinpack... lol

    Kidding, great skins. Thanks for your work. But i canĀ“t see download link. :confused:
     
  15. hexagramme

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    LOL ;)
     
  16. Woodee

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    I few of these whizzing around the oval of Mountain Peak would be immense! :D
     
  17. Guimengo

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    Dibs on #30! Also top notch job capturing the IMSA GTP liveries. Where will you publish your skins? Boxer and I have put ours on nogripracing and racedepartment is a good place as well.
     
  18. SRosswick

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    Thank you for the kind words everyone, certainly makes a project like this worthwhile. :)

    Gui- I have no idea where to host this project, that's part of the reason I posted the teasers hoping someone would be interested. This is my first 'full' sim project in nearly 10 years, a solo side project if you will. I will certainly look into RaceDepartment and NoGrip, two great sites.

    And I'm not gonna lie, I've had quite a few fun races on ovals with this car, a sin as it may be. The 'karting' oval is a kick too.


    As for the download, I'm getting close... still a few cars I have to tweak. The *.MAS file for this mod is locked so there aren't any 'viewers' that I know of, so lining up sections and working around the 'hard coded' decals has been tedious. Essentially, run the car in the sim and take screens for reference. Plus given the *.MAS is locked, packaging this up as 'pre-loaded' virtual drivers will have to be the installation route. Once I get everything finalized the download link will be posted, once a host is found.
     
  19. Guimengo

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    Well given the labor of love and what you're doing, a separate install wouldn't be too bad. Give the proper team and driver names, maybe some performance editing (I did that with all cars skins for the GTP mod in NR 2003) and it's great to go.
     
  20. DurgeDriven

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    Thank you :cool:
     

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