[REL] SMMG Formula 3 2020 WIP BETA 0.73

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  1. Slow Motion

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    SMMG F3 2020 WIP BETA 0.73

    WIP BETA, Terms of Use: This mod is not to be used in public or corporate events held by public or private companies (such as simulators) without the expressed permission of SMMG. For such circumstances, the email address listed below can be contacted for licensing agreements. Each file of the mod cannot be edited and/or re-used in whole or in part for any reason without the express permission of SMMG. Do not redistribute, upload, modify or sell any of our work. For permission and licensing queries, please contact "Formula32019@gmail.com"
    • PHYSICS from real data of manufacturers but PART of the 3D in use STILL comes from our mod GP3 SERIES.
    • THANKS TO: Chris "redapg" (physics and 3D) - Gilles Benoit (3D and 2D) - Leonardo Nogueira, Chris Payne and elnando8 (painting) - PLAYLIFE and Eddy (aerodynamics) - Rui Santos and avenger82 (extensive tests) - Slow Motion (project leader, physics, 2D, painting) - "Mr.D", engineer of Formula 2 and 3 team - Patr1ot for AMS 3d of PitCrew.
    • Special thanks to Engineering Consult by WVK GmbH for providing original 3d base of the Formula3 and feedback of real drivers.
    "Parts of this mod were taken from rFactor 2 and are used with the explicit permission of Studio 397. These parts remain the property of Studio 397 BV and may not be re-used for any purpose, including other mods without the explicit, written permission of Studio 397 BV. For more information on rFactor 2 and Studio 397, please visit: https://www.studio-397.com/".

    PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU NOTICE AN OUT-OF-SYNC BETWEEN THE DEVICE STEERING WHEEL (your controller) AND THE MONITOR STEERING WHEEL (the steering wheel of the mod), set the max degrees of rotation in your device to 900 or more, BUT INGAME UNCHECK THE "VEHICLES SET" AND SET THE DEGREES TO 400: this should fix the problem due to some unknown reason that since few builds ago affects most of the mods in rFactor2, more or less visible depending of the device and the degrees of rotation of each mod.

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    Some considerations:
    1. the mod has the final physics and tuned to the performances of the real cars, validated and tested by F3 engineer and some driver
    2. the settings are the suggested of Dallara, but can be highly improved with a better setup
    3. on graphics side, there are still pending several 3d parts and some are placeholders. In addition the mod must be still optimized for FPS
    4. the steering wheel is finished and working with all gauges (some limitations depend of the lack of code in rF2, but with some workaround we have bars working!!!)
    5. we also added the "new" S387 driver + new gloves (easier to be painted)
    6. Be careful with the "main" template because it could be changed in the future.

    Here is the link for manual dowloading: http://www.mediafire.com/file/6l0cy78uvnyi8p6/SMMG_F3_2020_v0.73.rfcmp/file

    As usual the mod is available on Steam, now on with the templates into the templates folder of rFactor2. Anyway here are the specific links:
    main template: http://www.mediafire.com/file/na8dkjug1fgx1fe/Form3_2020_MAIN_template_PBR.psd/file
    helmet template: http://www.mediafire.com/file/sj4fy7kuuv8ggck/Form3_2020_BASIC_HELMET_rain_template.psd/file
    driver template: http://www.mediafire.com/file/wbxxb8rrgh7xm3h/Form3_2020_DRIVER_template.psd/file
    gloves template: http://www.mediafire.com/file/xfku1swyc2f38fk/Form3_2020_gloves_template.psd/file
    rain visor template: http://www.mediafire.com/file/9z1ywp3a261q3ip/Form3_2020_RainVisor_template.psd/file

    The name of the mod currently is: SMMG F3 2020 WIP
    The name in the launcher is: SMMG_F3_2020

    As I wrote few time ago we took the decision to release the mod in BETA and it is still WIP: it means that some parts are still coming from GP3 and could need to be reworked, some other parts are placeholders or missing. And the mod still need to be improved in details, AO, and optimization of all textures!

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    Updated WIP version 0.59: PHYSICS from real data of manufacturers but most of the 3D in use STILL comes from our mod GP3 SERIES
    To honor the post season special event FIA F3 World Cup Macau 2019 (Nov. 14th - 17th, 2019) we have planned to add as bonus into the SMMG Formula 3 2020, the Formula 2019 entry list of Macau with the 2019 liveries.

    Updated WIP version 0.27 BETA
    • few tuning to the physics (still GP3 aero for wings)
    • F3 2019 FRONT WING
    • F3 2019 REAR WING
    • F3 2019 DRS FLAP
    • F3 2019 HALO
    • F3 2019 RAINLIGHTS
    • few improvements to the UV for new parts
    • fixed disc glow
    • fixed DRS flap angle
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    First WIP version was 0.15 BETA
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    As anticipated in the GP3 thread, we started working on this new project in collaboration with same GP3 teams that already provided first official info and drawings.

    This time Chris “redapg” is challenging himself, by modelling the whole car by scratch. As he told me, he has always only modeled parts of some cars yet and this is the first time he tries to model the whole car and he hopes to have enough skills to get an usable result.

    On physic side we can say the new F3 is very closed to the GP3 of the 2018 and we’ll use it as base for the development: this is a quality guaranty!

    I don’t know the time we’ll need for the whole development, because for us it his a hobby that must bring to us pleasure, but at the same time we are used to develop mods at a certain level of quality… and we are also working on another project.

    We are not used to post at such anticipated stage, but today in Abu Dhabi, 6.30pm to 7.30pm local time, the FIA presented the new FIA Formula 3 2019 car in the Yas Marina paddock and now the event has ended, we are working on the first 3d model, so can be already possible to appreciate the new roundness of shapes.
     
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  2. pkelly

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    Merci for the exciting news, Marco. You and your Slo Mo team's dedication to producing superb mods is greatly appreciated by many of us here. Looking forward to giving the '19 F3s a go - they already look fast ;-)
     
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    You are Da Man !!!
     
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    Great news, i love your work and dedication, thanks a lot!!!!!
     
  6. Leonardo Nogueira

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  7. Slow Motion

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    During Abu Dhabi tests of these days we asked for some specific pictures and we like to share with you some of them...

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    mainly for some details...
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    Halo mounting...
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  8. Leonardo Nogueira

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    One question, just curiosity: Do you already have enough data to finish the mod before the beginning of the championship (if the data is enough, not if it will be released before)...
     
  9. Slow Motion

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    atm no new docs have been released, but it should happen in the next days, so we'll look at differences vs. the GP3 18 on physics side... I'm almost sure that we'll be able to have the mod working correctly on physics side much anticipated vs. 3D. And, when the mod will be ready we'll must wait for months for the liveries.
    Maybe we could release the first build with temporary neutral skins... but now it is too early for debating about it.

    BTW, let me wish Merry Xmas and Happy 2019 to all mates here in the forum!
     
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    Merry Xmas and Happy 2019 to you and your working group.

    One of the best indipendent modding team that we have for rf2! :)
     
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    Merry Christmas and happy new year mate!
    And thanks for this amazing mods hehehehe
     
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    Happy New Year and all the best for 2019.

    Was kindly alerted to this thread because I asked for a Dallara F3 (well, F306, 309, 312 and 319) for rf2. Thanks for taking on this mod - very much looking forward to it!
     
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    Today we got the official Dallara's documentations...
     
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    Really interesting project! I'm looking forward to it as I'm really appreciating your GP3 2018 Series. I've tried a lot of sims and mods, but your GP3 is the most realistic I've ever driven in terms of physics (and braking feeling with my G29). Keep up!
     
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    Teams received the first car, but without engine and gearbox.

    We finished to compare data of the car with the gp3 and I can confirm that differences are into front suspension geometry that also affects the wheelbase and of course in rF2 chassis file too.

    An interesting improvement has been done in the steering wheel ratio, now variable in 3 steps.

    When teams will get the engine, I hope they will get also the power engine curve to discover if really the car has 20hp less than gp3 and with the whole car assembled engineers will know total mass and cg, now only calculated.

    I'm starting entering new data and modified data vs. Gp3 into the Borda's SS, then our engineer in the group will review them, fix my mistakes and enter all data that I'm not able to enter (I suppose a lot!).

    We still need to restart / continue modeling by scratch the car, due to some personal duties of Chris for several weeks and also because the other artist is very busy with the other project we are developing and that will be a big surprise... Thank you for attention.
     
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    The more I use the GP3 2018 the more I love it! You have to be really focused to do long runs in order to avoid the understeer behaviour and to be precise in braking. I'm using a G29 and I'm glad to have found a mod like this that replicate the real feeling of the brake of a race car: short travel of the pedal and all the braking calibrated by the pressure on it. Every mod I tried in the past, on rF2 and other sims, was designed for a braking depending on the travel of the pedal, which I've learned it's not like IRL.
    Thank you guys :D
    I hope for a even better F3 2019 mod :p
     
  17. Leonardo Nogueira

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    Hi, good night!
    Any news, pictures or something?? I'm racing GP3 cars almost everytime I open rF2, one of my favourite cars, and I would love to have more news about the progress of this amazing mod!
     
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    I have a question for SlowMotion.

    Even if the mod is WIP, do you think physics/driving/FFB will be very similar between GP3 and F3 ?

    I said that I did not inquire about the differences IRL, many or few, between these two cars.

    Thank you !
     
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    The differences between the GP3 and F3 2019 are mainly on front suspension and this acts on steering wheel too with just few little different Dallara suggested settings... cars are very closed.

    One difference in the racing rules vs. the 2018 GP3: The F3 2019 Technical Regulations Article 4.3.4. will stipulate “ ….The rear top biplane wing assembly angle is limited to a maximum of 16 degrees during races…..

    We have also received the aero data, the spreadsheet of Dallara.

    But the development is stalling because I "missed" the 2 people that were modeling this car and the cars of another project I started long time ago. On physics side PLAYLIFE is almost finished his job, but I'd like to re-enter data into a newer build of the Physics Calculator to get latest updates.
     
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    He said it in first post:
    And then:
    Correct me if I'm wrong but since last GP3 release there haven't been significant changes in rF2's physics engine and tech.
    For instance GTE tires have little bit updated model, but GP3 tires use quite recent CPM version and what's interesting, build based on real Pirelli data (at least hard compound, I'm not sure about others).
    I hope F3 physics will also be tuned/refined based on real F3 drivers feedback. As I understand, even if modders have access to
    detailed and accurate data and know how to correctly input them, then still rF2's engine limitations / inaccuracies(?) can make end result quite different in therms of handling and even telemetry.
     

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