See the ReadMe for a changelog.
I’m finally done!
Here it is, my first track for a PC simulation ever.
After over one year of hard work, I can finally release it.
Before someone asks, conversions to other platforms are planned!
Anyway, it all started with me, trying something out in BTB.
There weren’t many hillclimbs out, that really satisfied me (this has changed a bit).
So I was looking on Google Earth for possible roads to recreate.
My dad had the idea to use the road which leads up to the Petersberg in Königswinter, Germany (the place has history, even in motorsports, because Michael Schumacher married there). After I began with a slightly sloppy work, my ambition spurred me to make a proper track out of it.
All right, some things regarding this track:
It’s based on real roads and I used real life material for reference, but I still call it semi-fictional. There’s no hillclimb in real life, there are a lot more plants and trees in reality and some areas wouldn’t be suitable for the spectators. The road layout itself is pretty close though.
I know that I used a lot of typical objects (trees, spectators and other stuff) from several Xpacks. I’m still a noob in 3D modelling and was learning how to use all the given tools while making the track.
Please read the ReadMe file for further information, especially regarding all the wonderful people who helped me creating this, like aleksssk and renntom (love you guys).
I hope you’ll enjoy it and have fun!
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Petersberg Hillclimb for rFactor by GTAce v1.4
- CHANGELOG UPDATE 1.4 -
-Guard rails aren't invisible anymore, when seeing them from behind (thanks renntom).
-Removed a fence at the pit exit because of the AI (GTR² only, thanks renntom).
-Rescaled a wall texture.
- ORIGINAL README -
Don't convert, or change this track in any way!
If you want to convert it to another platform, or want to edit things like the AIW and CAM files, ask for a permission first.
It's very likely that I'll give it to you, as long as it improves the track.
- INSTALL -
To install this track, simply drop the "Koenigswinter" folder into rFactor\GameData\Locations.
- HOW TO RACE -
This track has a maximum grid of 20 cars.
It's meant to be driven alone, or with at least 15 seconds between the cars, as a pure time attack track.
So just use the normal time trial/free practice mode.
There's a fully working point-to-point rally timer.
There are no lights (real life road doesn't have any either), I'd recommend to drive at daytime (more below*).
- KNOWN BUGS & ISSUES -
-AIW is a bit wonky, if you want to make a new one, please contact me and I can update the track.
-Some objects don't reflect light, so the track is really dark at night.
-There are some pop-ups in the background which are unfortunately necessary for performance reasons.
-The track is a bit more FPS heavy than many others, because of all the details.
I've added some LOD settings (track detail settings), but I don't know how effective they are.
-No Tree shadows in replays (GTR² only).
Petersberg Grand Hotel, Chapel and the Guard House were built by renntom.
Additional texture work (mapping, shading, materials etc.) by aleksssk.
GTR² rain reflections by renntom.
All other textures and objects like trees, guard rails, spectators, vehicles etc. used, are from several Xpacks.
I don't know all the individual authors, but I'm very thankful for their work!
If you see anything you made and want to be mentioned, feel free to contact me and I'll add you to the ReadMe file.
The Simca Rally used for the loading screen, is from HistorX Team's 'HistorX v1.95' mod for rFactor (rFactor only).
- SPECIAL THANKS TO... -
...my dad, who gave me the idea to use the road while I was searching real roads for a (fictional) hillclimb
and for his constructive critics, which helped me a lot.
To my friends Peter (who filmed the real thing for me and helped me out more than he might know)
and Lilli (who was patient with him while doing so and who motivated me a lot with her comments).
Also again to renntom and aleksssk, not only for their actual work they've put into this,
but also for many tips and ideas they gave me and all the motivating comments. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!
To all the members of GTPlanet, GTR4U, NoGrip, GTRP and Racedepartment who also motivated me and gave me tips.
- DISCLAIMER -
No one mentioned here in this file is responsible for any damage taken to your hard or software after installing this track.
While it's extremely unlikely, that something bad will happen, it's definitely not the fault of anyone above if something goes wrong.