[REL] Transfagarasan North

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  1. Galaga

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    I am pleased to announce the beginning of a major project to bring a very special 23,6 km track to rFactor 2.

    Transfagarasan has contributed greatly to re-igniting my passion for sim racing and I am privileged to have the opportunity to bring such a work of art to rFactor 2.

    From Goibaka's track description on rfactorcentral.com:

    The Transfagarasan (trans (over, across) + Fagaras) or DN7C is the most dramatic and second-highest paved road in Romania. Built as a strategic military route, the 24/90 km of twists and turns run north to south across the tallest sections of the Southern Carpathians.

    Jeremy Clarkson / Top Gear, 15 Nov 2009:

    That's the most amazing road Ive ever seen! [...] From above, it looks like every great corner from every great racetrack in the world has been knitted together to create one unbroken great ribbon of automotive perfection. [...] THIS is the best road in the world!

    My goal is to give this conversion the care and attention to detail that it deserves so this is just the beginning.

    I am releasing v0.51 of this track as a pre-alpha for community testing, feedback and assistance. Make no mistake, there is MUCH still to do. Having said that, the track is very driveable as-is so enjoy :) My favorite cars so far are the T280 and the '65 Howston G6 but the Civic and Spark F1 are also very fun and I can't wait to test the SLS safety car and the Regional Skippy. And looking foward to the Cobra, of course :)

    One last thing, the track comes in 12, yes 12, configurations representing every combination of top half, bottom half, full track, uphill, downhill, tarmac and gravel. This configuration is the full tarmac downhill layout. Others will follow once this one is fully complete.

    A big THANK YOU to Goibaka and MVTRACKS.com for this amazing work of art and permission to bring it to the rF2 community :D

    Thanks also to Spaskis, A13 and others who have helped me get this far. Without you, I would never attempt such a feat.

    Finally, thank you A13 for releasing the amazing Route 666 which reminded me of my love for rally tracks and DJC for recommending Crimson Road as a good rally-type track to bring to rFactor 2 because it is that track that inspired me to research other tracks that I may have missed which led me to discover Transfagarasan. Thanks DJC :D

    http://www.mediafire.com/download/2oflflal6dpcwhw/TransfagarasanNORTH_v0.51b.rfcmp

    Known issues:

    - Some textures need mipmaps

    Top Gear segment on Transfagarasan:



    Top Gear Trailer with amazing footage:



    And another very cool trailer:

     
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  2. osella

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    Thank you very much, going to test asap.

    Have to ask though, why start with downhill variant? Power doesn't matter when you're going down, hillclimbs are where racing is at :)
     
  3. GTClub_wajdi

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    Great and thanks!
     
  4. hexagramme

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    You're the man, Galaga!
     
  5. Maug

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    Good luck with it and thanks.
     
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    Awesome! Thank you!!
     
  7. A13

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    thanks can't wait to give this a try :)
     
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    Very interesting!, I will try it

    Thanks :D

    byyyyyyyye
     
  9. myself9

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    MY HERO!

    One of my top 3 favorite courses of all time
     
  10. Mydriaz

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    Very nice road ! Had great fun with the M├ęgane :)
    Nice cams too.
    Thank you.
     
  11. Popeye

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    Glad you got to goibaka, must have had a bum email address for him.

    Congratulations. Its a nice WIP
     
  12. Prodigy

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    Can anyone put some screens or video?
     
  13. GTClub_wajdi

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    It is WIP but it is very good, but damn, it is a huge project:) I hope you get some help from our community!
     
  14. DJCruicky

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    Welldone Galaga. It's so nice to drive. Thanks for the convert :). I took a 1960s F1 car down it. Nice.
    As you can see on GTClub video, if you use 'Texture Detail' anything but 'Full' you get striped textures on the 3d people and on some trees. That can be easily fixed by re-saving the textures with Mipmaps.
    Thanks again.

    DJC
     
  15. Eddy

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    Looking great Galaga thank you.....downloading now and wil give it a try tomorrow. I think the lola will suit. :D
     
  16. myself9

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    Lola. Thought that sounded like an absolutely suicidal idea. So I tried it :)
    Ooops. :)

    Awesome start, galaga!

    View attachment 11729
     
  17. Gupster

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    Very fun road Galaga, Thanks for this. I like to turn around at the bottom and go back up! Real fun at night also :)
     
  18. samuelw

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    Nice, very nice.
    Thank you
    SW
     
  19. Galaga

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    Thanks, everyone.

    These guys agree, even on the hood of the car :p



    Oh yeah that, and the fact that it is "the best road in the world" :)



    Cool Top Gear trailer with amazing footage:

     
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  20. Galaga

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    Another cool trailer:



    Onboard BMC 330Ci



    Another onboard with a larger section covered

     
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