Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 1978 and 1988 for GTR2
GTR2 Conversion and revised by derDumeklemmer
– Carrera.4 for his fantastic rFactor version
– Neel Jani for removing the suicide marshal in 1978 layout
Spa-Francorchamps 1988 was build from the scratch for rFactor by Carrera.4 who kindly gave me his permisson to convert all his current and upcomming tracks to all Simbin Platforms.
A very BIG “Thank you so much” for this kind offer!
– My biggest respect for his fantastic work –
Pls. notice the original rF-Release Notes in this archive.
Track Infos from Wikipedia :
The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is a motor-racing circuit located in Stavelot, Belgium. It is also referred to as Spa and is the venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, and the Spa 24 Hours and 1000 km Spa endurance races.
It is also home to the all-Volkswagen club event, 25 Hours of Spa, run by the Uniroyal Fun Cup. It is one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, mainly due to its fast, hilly and twisty nature. Spa is a favourite circuit of many racing drivers and fans.
Over the years, the Spa course has been modified several times. The track was originally 15 kilometres (9 mi) long, but after World War II, the track underwent some changes. In 1930, the chicane at Malmedy was eliminated and bypassed, making the course even faster, but the chicane was re-installed in 1935, albeit slightly different. In 1939, “Virage de Ancienne Douane” was eliminated and cut short, thus giving birth to the Eau Rouge/Raidillon uphill sweeping corner. In 1947, the chicane at Malmedy was again eliminated and bypassed, and was made part of the Masta Straight. The slight right-hander that was originally Holowell (the corner before Stavelot after the second Masta Straight) was eliminated. And finally, instead of going through a slight left-hander that went into the town of Stavelot and a sharp right-hander at a road junction in Stavelot, a shortcut was built that became a very fast, very wide right-handed turn that bypassed Stavelot.
All these changes made the final configuration of the old Spa circuit 14 km (9 mi) long, and also made Spa the fastest open road circuit in the world. In the final years of the old circuit, drivers could average 150 mph (241 km/h). The biggest change, however, saw the circuit being shortened from 14 km (9 mi) to 7 km (4 mi) in 1979. The start/finish line, which was originally on the downhill straight before Eau Rouge, was moved to the straight before the La Source hairpin in 1981. Like its predecessor, the new layout is still a fast and hilly route through the Ardennes where speeds in excess of 330 km/h (205 mph) can be reached. Since its inception, the place has been famous for its unpredictable weather, where drivers are confronted with one part of the course being clear and bright while another stretch is rainy and slippery.
The SIM Version :
In 1980 the Busstop chicane was setup up but we liked to have races on the 1978-1980 version as well.
So I’ve opened up the second layout (1978) with V2.0
We’re offering the result of all our working hours to all of you free of charge but we ask for one single fee from your side:
Pls. give a little respect to all these working hours all of us spend for free for your entertainment!
This project is a “take it as it is, or leave it”-release, pls. see EULA for more detailed information.
– Working Start-/PitIn-/Pitoutlight
– rain refelctions
– Animated marshals
– Full featured GTR2 AIW for 36 cars (incl. pace car)
SPECIAL THANKS :
– DutchDevil for getting me started in conversion issues
– MotorfX and Greybrad for their kind AIW guidance
– Dumeklemmerin for her patience and understanding.
..and all the guys I’m in contact due to conversion issues.
KNOWN ISSUES :
YOU’VE FOUND A BUG :
Pls. report bugs in our forum at www.koelschbierbude.de
Version 2.2 – 2016-08-08 :
– fixed timing bug as reported by Alonso Racing
Version 2.1 – 2016-08-05 :
– removed the suicide marshal from bus stop shortcut at special layout
– made the KI bots more carefully at La Source
– extended the grid to 60 cars
Version 2.01 – 2016-08-01 :
Fixed missing Rain-Skybox
Version 2.0 – 2016-08-01 :
– Included the 1978 layout without the Bus Stop chicane
– Some hopefully nice corner skid marks are included as well with this version
Version 1.3 – 2014-12-10 :
– fixed issues with flickering rain refelctions and headlights turned on (thanks to FrankyBB for reporting the BUG)
– optimized scenery lightning according to the comments of FrankyBB
Version 1.2 – 2014-12-08 :
– fixed Skybox issue
Version 1.1 – 2014-11-26 :
– initial GTR2 version