Sebring VLM

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  1. Javi288

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    I can't find the version of Sebring Virtua_LM that was available on Steam. I was subscribed to this track and it has disappeared.

    Does anyone know what has happened to this track?
     
  2. Louis

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    I dont know but thats why i dont like this "workshop way". If the author, for some reason, decide to take down the file, also will uninstall from your system when sincronizing with steam workshop (someone please correct me if im wrong in this thinking).
    Probably i have this file in a backup i did but im not completly sure (had to check) because uninstall this track when bought the laser scanned version. If the mod team is ok with sharing the file again here (and if i still have it) i can disponibilize
     
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    perhaps
    Perhaps to avoid confusion with another version of Sebring.
     
  5. UsedMomo

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    Maybe S397 had it taken down to avoid any competition for their paid version.
     
  6. Bjørn

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    I doubt that... You'll always have the RFCMPs available on the innernette - futile, they know that, I'm sure.
     
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  8. Emery

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    Hmm, I still have Sebring v2.02 installed, but I have to admit I don't know if I subscribed to Steam for it.
     
  9. Emery

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    +1 because you never know when something on Steam (or sites on the intergoogles) can be yanked. The reason doesn't matter.
     
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  10. Louis

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    You can see in rf2 control panel of installed stuffs. If letters are in italic, then the mod was installed through workshop. Mouse over for a time tells you too
     
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    Might be because the full monty laser scan version's now out and no one will want to use that anymore.

    Shame, because it's the bet alternative for those who can't run the 397 one.
     
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    yeah I bought the 397 one but it just runs like shit for me :(
     
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    I don't think that's the case i.e. if you unsubscribe from Workshop it's still installed on your PC but you won't get automatic updates.
    But I would have to verify what happens when mod is taken down from the Workshop. Fortunately there are alternative track repositories :

    https://simracing-gp.net/rFactor2/tracks
    So for instance for Sebring you can get it from : https://www.simroad.com/virtua_lm-sebring-international-raceway-v2-02-released/

    Still I'd like to know the reason it was taken down from the Workshop.
     
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    I think you are wrong on this. Unsubscribe is how to unistall a track that is on workshop. Just test it.
    So thats what should happen when a track is take down. When sincronizing, your track is not anymore in rf2 list (ingame)
    But i dont know if rf2 keep somekind of backup folder so i do my own
     
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  15. Louis

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    Some secret. Probably already discussed with the authors of the mod not in public
     
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    Apex have a version coming out don't they also based on lidar?

    Did the virtua team have any input into the Apex one maybe?
     
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    Yes, our version will also be based off data and will feature all the compatible tech. Though there has been work from one of us cooperating with V_LM over a decade ago, there is no input or collaboration from them in our current projects.

    Regarding the topic itself, we enjoy the Virtua_LM tracks and all they've provided for all users since rFactor 1 days and hope their tracks will remain accessible. Driving theirs and our Sebring feels like night and day but it still provided users with a free and nice alternative. With their artists moving on and maybe no longer supporting their content, it was up to others to upload the content to Steam and also their (not V-LM) individual decision to remove it from Steam. Hopefully other tracks like Mid-Ohio will remain accessible.
     
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  18. Will Mazeo

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    Maybe the authors just considered unecessary to keep the track in the workshop after the release of the official track and I think it's a great attitute. Modders should focus more on completing content rather than competing with the game developer imo
     
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  19. avenger82

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    I'd agree they could remove it if there was much better free alternative, but not everyone wants to pay for a track even if it's best quality (i.e. just to drive few laps)
     
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