Rfactor2 "Classic" F1 Cars


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#1 Jim Carvalho

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

This discussion:
http://isiforums.net...-Monaco-onboard
for those who may not have seen it, mentions some intriguing similarities between learning GPL and the writer's experience learning similar cars that will be introduced with rFactor2. The post begins with a video. Excuse me. I need to go get a napkin to wipe the drool from my chin.

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#2 Jim Carvalho

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:04 PM

If you haven't looked lately, rF2 now has the 1967 Ferrari F1 car; and it's well done. It has 40 hp more than the rF2 Brabham BT20, but doesn't handle quite as well ... pretty much the way it was in '67. Both of the cars are modeled after the way they were early in '67. My perspective: The BT20 is probably my favorite sim car. The F312 is quicker on every track I've tried so far, but it is quicker to bite unexpectedly than the Brabham. The Ferrari times are very close to the times for the "Eve" (Matra) F1b and "Spark" (Tecno) cars in rF2, which are modeled after vehicles from 1968. There is also a V-12 Matra based on the "Eve" chassis, which handles similarly and has similar power, but a V-12 sound. So that makes 5 different makes that can compete fairly equally on the same track at the same time. There are also at least 20 tracks that are typical for GPL. If your computer can handle rF2, take another look. If you want more info, let me know. I'm lovin it.

In addition there are two makes of F3 and F2 cars which have been updated and provide some great racing. Oh. And did I mention the Porsche 917 from 1971 that will soon be joined by the Ferrari prototype from the same year?  Or every car and driver from F1 in 1975? And 1979? Or every car and driver from F5000 in 1970? I'm not bored yet.
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Posted 27 December 2017 - 07:32 PM

I just bought it Jim - Steam had it on sale for $15.99 a couple of days ago. We'll probably be talking...

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:34 AM

Jim, where's the best place to look for these cars that you're mentioning, and other RF2 downloads?

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:28 PM

Hi, Dave. Sorry to take so long. I've been visiting family. I'll try to get back to you and answer your questions soon. Most stuff is on the Steam Workshop.
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:25 PM

Here are some links, Dave.

The Brabham BT20 was made by ISI and is continued by Studio-397. It's available in the Steam Workshop, as are many vehicles and tracks. Look through there. You may find more that interests you than I've noted here. Just click the "Subscribe" button, and the item will be downloaded and installed. At this point, I'm not sure what's downloaded and installed when you first get rF2.
Ferrari 312-67: https://forum.studio...312-1967.57827/ is available in the Steam Workshop.
The "Eve" (Matra) and "Spark" (Tecno) cars are included in the Workshop as Eve Historics 1968 and Spark Historics 1968. When you subscribe you get F1, F2, and F3 cars.
The Matra V-12 F1 1968 is also in the Workshop as "Eve Matra F1".
The Porsche 917k is also in the Workshop.
The F1 1975 cars are in the Workshop with a League Edition (all cars equal, but different bodies and liveries) and the Historic Edition in which each car and livery has individual physics.

BTW when you log into Steam, search for me as JIMMYC and request I add you as a "Friend" then you can look at my "Favorites" in the Workshop and go from there.

To get the updated and improved F3 and F2 cars, go to: http://www.simracers...hp?action=forum
Join this group, then you can get to their mods. These folks are worth your sim-time. They focus on vintage rF2 mods. They are friendly, helpful, and race like gentlemen. Once you join, you can use this link: http://www.simracers...hp?topic=1726.0 to get the F2 cars. And then this link: http://www.simracers...hp?topic=1646.0 to get the F3 cars. These modified F3 cars have updated chassis and engines ranging in HP from 100 to 200. :)

There is also a 1967 F2 mod in the works: https://forum.studio...la-2-mod.54810/
The 1967 Grand Prix Legends type mod is in progress also: https://forum.studio...cing-2-0.58484/
The F5000 1969 cars are here: https://forum.studio...000-cars.52444/

That'll keep you busy for a while. :)
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:21 PM

Hi Jim. Thanks for all the help. That Steam Workshop really makes it easy to get the stuff. I've downloaded the Brabham, Ferrari, and Matra. All three are very nice. I agree the Brabham seems the best of the lot, but I've only had a quick look at them. I've installed the '75 and '79 GP cars, and they are both very impressive. Only odd problem I had was with the 75's; if the steering wheel is 'on', it doesn't rotate; it just moves side-to-side in the cockpit like an aircraft yoke:-) If the wheel is not visible, everything is fine. Very strange.

Downloaded several tracks. I don't see a Nordschleife there in the Workshop, though. Can you recommend one, and where I can get it? Still need to get the Eve and Spark Historics '68. Might do that this evening.

I sent a friend request for JIMMYC. I also submitted a registration to the Simracers group, but haven't got a response yet.

I must say that overall I'm pretty impressed. I was on the original beta team for RF2, and I must say it's come a long way. I am struggling a bit getting used to the feel of the cars though, as they seem to be very loose. Nothing seat-time won't cure...

Thanks again for all the help, and we'll be talking :-)

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:35 PM

Glad to help. I'll check on your friend request. What's your rF2 name? As for the steering wheel issue, I keep the on-screen wheel OFF; so I didn't notice the issue.

Try this version of the Nordschleife: https://forum.studio...e2-v2-01.44793/

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