Track Type: Real Track
Track Folder Name: vconde
GPL Vila do Conde 1972 - Version 1.1
Authors: Carlos Costa and Toni Mau
July 2007 Final Version
Beta Testers - Toni Mau/Rui Carneiro/MÃ¡rio Pires/Ricardo Gomes/Dinis Santos/RogÃ©rio Matos/Tiago Silva/SÃ©rgio Batista/Alexandre DionÃsio and others
Textures - Carlos Costa/Toni Mau ; Some other textures taken from GPLEAÂ´s Zandvoort update (thanks Nils and Berca) ; Asphalt texture adapted from Brands Hatch 1967; Sergio Loro; Horizon adapted from a ScottÂ´s horizon at GPLR; Other texturesÂ´ origin is unknown.
"Thank You" to : Sergio Loro ; SportsCarGT ; www.adavc.pt ; JosÃ© Mota Freitas ; Phil Flack and all the authors of GPL editing tools
This project started some years ago, when Carlos Costa made the first efforts to build Vila do Conde for GPL, in 80Â´s style. However, the project stopped some time ago, and it was re-started by me, Toni Mau.
This is the 70Â´s and 80Â´s layout of the track, that started being used in 1971. The track tries to make a recreation of the 1972 race.
"Thank you" for the following websites:
www.adavc.pt - Vila do Conde auto sport association (track cover and information)
http://sportscargt.com.sapo.pt/ - Photos, general support
www.simracingportugal.net - Portuguese sim-racing community
Thanks GPL Mirror Zone for hosting all these tracks!
OK, now letÂ´s go to the files part. In this topic, youÂ´ll find the 1.1 track version.
There is a low rez horizon for those who have small FPS drops
There is a low rez version for those who have FPS drops. The track can look a bit more uglier. All textures 256x256 or smaller in this pack.
There is a high rez mip pack for those who want very pretty river views in replay views. Requires good computers.
The name of each of the 4 files says it all, not hard to find what you are looking for.
In real life, this track was used till some years ago. It isn't used any more, now itÂ´s only real public roads of a heavily populated zone. This version is the 1972 version, with no chicanes, they came up later.
NOT VOODOO COMPATIBLE (I guess, IÂ´ve got no way to test it, if it is, better!)
Things that could be better/can be upgraded:
- The AI is kind of stupid and hates overtaking. They seem to crash sometimes, altough they work.
- Track Cameras arenÂ´t the best, I really canÂ´t do that... I took them from some other track.
Have any problems? Post them and IÂ´ll try to help.
This track has been heavily tested online to assure no serious bugs happen. We think this final version is free of errors, although we canÂ´t be 100% sure of it of course!
and the addons:
P.S. This track is really great to drive in the 65 mod!