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#141 Old Simmer

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Posted Jan 13 2019 - 02:01 PM

Another fantastic mod for GPL in the making. Wow... this one looks like it has a bunch of potential.

Best of luck the team. Really looking forward to hopping into one of those beasts and crashing my brains out!

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Posted Jan 13 2019 - 02:42 PM

Greg,
Took a spin, literally, at Bremgarten driving a Type C (rFactor 1937 mod). Know what you mean.
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Posted Jan 13 2019 - 03:44 PM

View Postpseudopod52, on Jan 13 2019 - 12:53 PM, said:

Bob,
Will wait patiently for this elusive mod, meanwhile can you regal (sic) us with your impressions of the beta or even alpha versions of this mod?
What took your breath away testing at Bremgarten?
Joe

Greg nailed it, any sweepers in these cars are amazing. And to do it made me appreciate some fraction of what these guys were doing way back when. There is so much more power than grip that at a place like Bremgarten or Tripoli that once you wind the Merc or Auto Union up you have to - on every lap - get the limits and balance of the car to stay in your head and not ever get behind in your steering. The cars are unforgiving at fast places - even the understeering Merc - and challenging that limit has no reward. You're on a narrow ledge needing to stay calm, and as much as you want to do that, the car does not. But once the car settles into a pace you drive it like you own it; gently accelerate, hold the throttle steady, steer with the firm knowledge that either the front or the back of the car will break traction and learn to deliberately lift off the throttle; less for stopping and more for managing the weight transfer so the car will turn. Once that's done then all you have to do is race Rosemeyer or Rudi.  :)

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Posted Jan 13 2019 - 05:46 PM

Thanks for the amazing track, as well as the fix from -XK- :thumbup:  Just done a few laps with 55 mod, feels so good.

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Posted Jan 13 2019 - 07:08 PM

Bob,
Thanks for the detailed description of the characteristics of these machines. From the screen shot of Donington Park I can only discern Mercs and Auto Unions. Are these the most advanced in terms of development of the mod? Are other cars also being modeled? Lastly, have you tried the 1937 mod in rFactor.
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Posted Jan 14 2019 - 05:01 AM

Hi.
There are also Alfa's and Maserati's. Like the Merc & Auto Union they all need editing. There are also other projects from that era. I would post jpegs but given the difficulty in bringing mods to life and falsely raising expectations I always hold back. I have not tried rfactor. Maybe when I retire.    Bob

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Posted Jan 14 2019 - 05:16 AM

View Post-XK-, on Jan 13 2019 - 04:52 AM, said:

small but useful ... {!!! don't forget to backup, maybe you don't like it !!!}

-XK- :hat-tip:

BTW ... is LUNA still active ???
I don't think so; sadly is since 2012 that he doesn't show up here. :(

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Posted Jan 14 2019 - 07:51 AM

View Postpseudopod52, on Jan 13 2019 - 07:08 PM, said:

Bob,
Thanks for the detailed description of the characteristics of these machines. From the screen shot of Donington Park I can only discern Mercs and Auto Unions. Are these the most advanced in terms of development of the mod? Are other cars also being modeled? Lastly, have you tried the 1937 mod in rFactor.
Joe

The only AI driver that we have at 1937 Donington Park that's not driving a Merc or Auto Union is Prince Bira in a Maser  8CM.

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Posted Jan 14 2019 - 10:19 AM

The original Farmhouse Situation :shock:

-XK- :hat-tip:


crazy Guys ... :angrydriver:

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Posted Jan 14 2019 - 10:25 AM

Thank you, -XK-, for the fixes to Donington Park '37 !!

The 'GapFix' at Coppice Corner is not included in your Fix2 files.  The other two fixes look great, though!   :)

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Posted Jan 14 2019 - 10:53 AM

Great to see Maserati and Alfa being developed as well. Even though non competitive the ERA was an important machine for that era.
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Posted Mar 14 2019 - 05:33 AM

Short extract (in 4 parts) from the aforementioned book.  Some maps in extract 4..

https://www.motorspo...neers-extract-1

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Posted Mar 14 2019 - 06:18 AM

Me: "The 'GapFix' at Coppice Corner is not included in your Fix2 files.  The other two fixes look great, though!"

XK has updated his last updates archive to include the Coppice Corner gap fix.  Go back to Post #134 and re-download his update.  :)

Edited by gliebzeit, Mar 14 2019 - 06:19 AM.


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Posted Mar 18 2019 - 06:38 AM

View Post-XK-, on Jan 08 2019 - 10:22 AM, said:

quick & dirty ... check it out ... possibly problematic :shrug:
please Backup the don37.3do File ===> {don37 --- origLUNA.3do}

-XK- :hat-tip:

Thanks a lot XK you have made an old racer extremely happy.

Also for the scenery mods, never spotted 2 of them, off for eyesight test tomorrow!

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Posted Mar 21 2019 - 06:57 PM

I love racing the 1955 mod at Roosevelt Speedway (Pretending it's for the Vanderbilt Cup). I can't wait for the 1937 mod to be finished. I might be the only one who would also want a Pre-WW1 mod someday, but I am not going to complain with all the awesome mods we already have.

By the way, the Brooklands track needs some finishing, I think that would be an awesome finished track to release alongside the 1937 mod.

Edited by crimsonregency, Mar 21 2019 - 06:57 PM.





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