rFactor to GTR2 Conversion by Fool_1njection
Thanks to the original author for creating the new layout section, its great !
Thanks to Holger for the Spa2008 cameras which I modified to fit the new layout !
Thanks to Zwiss for the start lights !
Thanks to Spad (you know why, I think?)
Thanks to all of the GTR2 addicts out there, even the traitors who secretly play rF and GTRE 😀
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 :
This is a conversion of the new Spa layout to the GTR2 Spa track, quite a bit of work went into it, adjusting models, textures (thanks to 3DSimEd), the AIW file and text editing of files had to be done.
Known Issues :
– The Safety car does not start in the right position, it starts in the old position. Just continue your formation lap till you catch up to it.
– The AI dont enter the pits 100% accurately, for a quick solution a piece of the pit wall at the entrance to the pit lane has no collision set, so the cars drive through it just a little bit, however the tyre barrier in front of the wall can still be crashed into so no big shortcuts can be taken.
– AIW not 100% complete, including pit entrance (as mentioned), wet path and track cut warnings may not be 100%…
The Future :
Completed AIW file, addition of the F1 layout (pitlane) and other changes.
Copy the “Spa_2008” folder to your ‘GTR2\GameData\Locations’ folder.
STAY TUNED, VERSION 1.0 WILL BE OUT BEFORE THE END OF ETERNITY!!!