Silverstone to be Removed From Workshop 25.11.2022

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  1. Rui Santos

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    Exactly my point, if even those don't have dynamic weather or even rain, why in 2012 they thought it wouldn't last 10 years at least?
     
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    I agree with you, i only was pointing that the market is totally different and then ISI could supose that rF2 wasn't going to last the same as rF1
     
  3. Rui Santos

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    Those kind of simulation software (along with some code from more complex software like rFPro and modding capability) is a "longlasting" piece of art. It's all about the software potential, that i believe they knew it had at the time.. but i understand your point too ;)
     
  4. gianluca

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    RF1 had lot of competition back then: LFS, GTR, GTR2, GTL, NKP, RBR, all with their modding content. Then came iRacing. In 2012 RF2 was in beta and was started the pCars 1 and AC development. Soon after that started Raceroom. I mean, the scene was alive.
    Silverstone and the other content that was licensed in racing games (starting from arcades) were well aware of the demand and of the value of their "brands".
    The reason why now the licences start to become more expensive could be several and one is certainly the crisis we are living: the companies who owns the tracks need money to keep them working; if they increased the cost of the tickets, with the risk of leaving the grandstands half empty, why they shouldn't increase the licensing fees?
     
  5. lagg

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    Yes, but rF2 was the only one to make any kind of cars, and in open weelers there were no rivals (except NKP, but we know that almost nobody used it.
    rF was the only one where you could drive what you wanted.
     
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    I'm not too fussed about this as the surface mesh wasn't great and graphically, it never looked quite right. We now have a much higher chance of a laser scanned version in the future.
     
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    This just made me chuckle: I was driving to the store for a few last minute Thanksgiving meal items. The hosts of a show on the car radio spent most of my drive explaining the rights to the show's theme song was expiring and they would be choosing another tune. Realize this was a hugely popular show that has made it's networks immense profits. A show that had used that song for several decades.
    It is not just sim titles that have licensing issues.
     
  8. Paul Jeffrey

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    New rFactor 2 hotfix update has been released, including the removal of Silverstone from the Steam Workshop.

    Client: 10010886 | Dedi: 10010893
    • Fixed engine cooling settings from upgrades not being applied.
    • Updated Start Screen Background Video
    • Removed Silverstone showroom
     
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