Sebring Raceway 2005 v1.5

Sebring Raceway 2005 for GTR2

GTR2 Conversion by ZWISS

CREDITS :

SSM : Original Track
Alex (The Lonely) : rFactor version with 4 layouts
SLN Textures : basic for the rFactor version
Gringosean : AIW for the 4 layouts
iByte_dk team : new objects and textures
FrankBB, Blackhawk : GTR2 LODS
SimBin : GTR2 Game

Track Infos from Wikipedia :

Sebring International Raceway is a road course auto racing facility in the southeastern United States, located near Sebring, Florida.

Sebring (pronounced “sea-bring”) Raceway is one of the oldest continuously operating race tracks in the U.S., its first race being run in 1950. Sebring is one of the classic race tracks in North American sports car racing, and plays host to the 12 Hours of Sebring.

The raceway occupies a portion of Sebring Regional Airport, an active airport for private and commercial traffic that was originally built as Hendricks Army Airfield, a World War II training base for the U.S. Army Air Forces.

Sebring Raceway occupies the site of Hendricks Army Airfield, a training base for B-17 pilots in operation from 1941 to 1946. After the war, Russian-American aeronautical engineer Alec Ulmann was seeking sites for converting military aircraft to civilian use when he discovered potential in Hendricks’ runways and service roads to stage a sports car endurance race similar to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a race Ulmann was inspired to somewhat re-create in the United States. Sebring’s first race was held on New Year’s Eve of 1950, attracting thirty race cars from across North America. The Sam Collier 6 Hour Memorial race was won by Frits Koster and Ralph Deshon in a Crosley Hot Shot that had been driven to the track by Victor Sharpe.

The first 12 Hours of Sebring was held on March 15, 1952, shortly growing into a major international race. In 1959, the track hosted the U.S.’ first Formula One race (the successor to historic European Grand Prix motor racing), held as that year’s installment of the historic United States Grand Prix competition. However poor attendance and high costs relocated the next U.S. Grand Prix to Riverside International Raceway in southern California.

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The original SIM Version :

The original track was made by SSM for F1C.
I have no further information about who and when this was made.

The Lonely can’t remember himself, but he started with an already converted version from rFactor.

The conversion :

The_Lonely gave me permission to convert his Sebring12h rFactor track to GTR2.
It is the only version that has a more acurate 15th and 16th corner.
I did the conversion to GTR2 and changed…a lot !
I used objects and textures from the Sebring 2008 version, released by iByte_dk, but I edited almost everything.
Especially the pitbuilding, because the mapping was all screwed up (still not perfect.. but much better now)

What I did :

– basic conversion from rFactor to GTR2
– added objects and textures from the Sebring 08 version by iByte_dk
– added GTR2 LOD and icons made by FrankyBB and BlackHawk from Pilsbierbude
– fixed pacecars and small errors in the AIW’s
– added shadows to pits and some trees
– added bumps to the gdb file
– fixed startlights and pitlights
– new animated marchalls
– added walls in turn 15-16
– editing turn 17, moving the bridge and adding trees
– changed many textures, edited saturation
– made a new scoretower
– corrected race path alpha
– I changed mapping and textures of the pitbuilding and added glass.
– added rain reflection

Version 1.5 :

– put all the cones and tirewalls in the right place for the different layouts
– made runway more bumby
– added the American flag
– tuning of textures and materials
– fixing and remapping the pitbuilding
– cleaning up of TRK files
– corrections in the GDB files
– improvement of FPS

Still to do :

– just wait until VLM release their brand new version 🙂

Most straights on this track are a bit too long, compared to real life. It would take a lot of work to have this fixed.. (too much for me right now). But I guess it’s the best version so far..

Have fun, not fame.

ZWISS

Dedicated to the American People, for the giant step they took last week.

 

 

Size: 25 MB
Version: 1.5
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