GTR2 Conversion and revised by ZWISS
Lasercutter gave me permission to do a new conversion from his track. Since the old one by FBI had no rain reflection, sparkling textures, less layouts, and other flaws, I decided to do a new version. I started from lasercutter’s rF version again.
Original track created by Codemasters for Race Driver 3
rFactor Version by Lasercutter
AIW by Gringosan
GTR2 Lods by Taku and FrankyBB
SimBin for such a great game
Track Infos from Wikipedia :
Oulton Park Circuit is a motor racing track close to the village of Little Budworth, Cheshire, England. It is about 5 miles (8 km) from Winsford, 13 miles (21 km) from Chester city centre, 8 miles (13 km) from Northwich and 17 miles (27 km) from Warrington, with a nearby rail connection along the Mid-Cheshire Line. It occupies much of the area which was previously known as the Oulton Estate. The racing circuit is owned and operated by Jonathan Palmer’s MotorSport Vision organisation.
The track is characterised by rapidly changing gradients, blind crests and several tight corners. The full circuit is 2.8 mi (4.5 km). The highest part of the course is Hill Top. Paddock facilities are reasonable in size with large areas of hard-standing and some power points.
The race track can be adapted for shorter courses. The “Foster’s” Circuit, which is 1.66 miles (2.7 km), comprises half of the “Cascades” corner followed by the “Hislop’s” chicane, it then heads onto Knickerbrook and up the 13% gradient of Clay Hill to work its way round to the start/finish straight. The British Touring Car Championships uses all of the Cascades Corner and Lakeside but then forks off into a hairpin before Island Bend. This hairpin cuts out all of the Island section of the circuit and takes the cars straight back over Hill Top.
Beginning in 2007, all the circuit’s marshalling stations were redesigned with protective cages. This was to prevent incidents similar to those seen in the 2006 season when cars had collided with marshalling posts. A cage-protected marshals station was also built at the bottom of the back straight near the chicane preceding Knickerbrook.
The virtual track :
Codemasters included this roller coaster track with 8 layouts in Race Driver 3. Lasercutter and gringosan brought the track to rFactor. FBI released a GTR2 version with only 2 layouts, but it was without rain reflection, animated marchalls, and had other flaws. Since January 2007 no one did anything with this track.. so I asked lasercutter, and had a go.
included are 4 layouts :
Fosters ……… Short Circuit
Island ………..Island Circuit with Chicane (BTCC uses this)
International…..International circuit with both chicanes
Classic………..International circuit with no chicanes
I dropped the other layouts, because they are less important.
What I did :
– conversion from rFactor version
– added rain reflection and animated marshals
– fixing of startlights and pitlights
– adjusting of all AIW’s (fueluse, wetpath, racing groove, pitout board, pacecars,…)
– adjustment of textures
– cutting up many gmt’s for better FPS
– adding of some objects (ambulance, trucks, tirewalls, trees…)
Update v2.01 :
– reduced the bumps on the curbs
Still to do :
– replace fake shadows with real shadows
– tune the bumps (Anyone with good info about the bumps, especially at Foulston’s, please let me know)
Dedicated to Paul Warwick. Derek Warwick’s younger brother died when his F3000 car crashed at Knickerbrook corner on July 21, 1991.