1991 Group C Open Beta v0.2 for rFactor 2 – Released

Mak Corp has released the open beta of their 1991 Group C mod for rFactor 2, bringing the Mazda 787B to the simulation.

Features

  • 1991 Mazda 787B
  • Base Physics
  • Base Sounds

The 787B is one of the most famous Le Mans cars of all time, being the first rotary-powered as well as the first and only Japanese car to win the event in 1991, driven by Johnny Herbert, Volker Weidler & Bertrand Gachot.

More cars are scheduled to be added to the mod later, including the Mercedes Benz Sauber C11 that is already in production. Furthermore, Mak Corp is also looking to branch the mod out to more platforms later, including rFactor & Assetto Corsa.

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  • Pieter

    brb, trying rfactor 2 out :-)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Petros and Co. ATM I do not have rF2 installed but still appreciate your work!

    • http://www.mak-corp.com.au/ MAKCorp

      Thanks mate, we really appreciate that. The group is working hard together to develop some updates for things people have noted in feedback thread on our forum. We’re also working on other stuff we’ll be releasing soon so stay tuned! :)

    • Realkman666

      Try iiiiiiiiiiit!

      • Anonymous

        I have the Race 07 openwheel mod from MAK corp but this is something that interests me due to the fact I do give ISI all the credit in the world for their game engine but my feelings are hit or miss with regards to ISI’s cars as you may well know. Still I believe in the great talents that exist within the communities in regards to modding so yes I am very curious still.

      • Realkman666

        I was racing their Champ Cars until recently. They know how to make quality content! The 787 is not there yet, but it’s very promising.

  • Realkman666

    Not perfect. Waste of time! ;)

    • vilivili

      Modelling a car and creating a mod is a massive work. So when ever someone shares his work for free with the community, it’s never a waste of time!

      • Marco Hooghuis

        This is exactly what I meant in the F1 1990 thread…
        No negative feedback at all is tolerated in any way.

      • Anonymous

        Why does it have to be negative feedback?
        Constructive feedback is better for both the modders and the community.

      • Marco Hooghuis

        I agree, but anybody in the simracing community who tends not to solely praise the modders group is flamed these days. Which I think is wrong.

      • vilivili

        IMO discouraging feedback like “waste of time” is not helpful or necessary

      • Marco Hooghuis

        “It looks like some people’s sarcasm detectors are malfunctioning…”

      • Anonymous

        Well I think it isn’t. We are a relative small community and we have a few souls who go through the trouble to learn 3D modeling, texturing, physics and/or sounds in order to bring us stuff to race. Why shouldn’t we be supportive and offer constructive and urge them to get better at modding?
        I’ve seen some modders quitting due to overly negative feedback from sad individuals who probably would tell their 3 year old that their painting is ugly (at least that’s the impression they seems to make). Many of these modders could have been really good given some time. As a modder you never start giving out super high quality mods from day one, no you learn release by release what works and what doesn’t, you get better at what you do.
        My conclusion is that as we are a small community with very few people why mod, why can’t we provide the constructive criticism and feedback in order to help them get better and in that turn get better mods? It is really a win-win situation, isn’t it?

      • Marco Hooghuis

        It’s one thing to be supportive, it’s another to be positive no matter what. Constructive criticism is exactly what I’m talking about. Saying that you can’t get the front tires to heat up like mentioned above is indeed valuable. But so is mentioning that skins contain the wrong logos, tracks are inaccurate in certain corners, etc. Yet people get flamed for that too.

    • Tomas Beha

      Show some respect! – Hopefully you are being ironic ?

    • Harry Tulloch

      doesn’t anyone understand the word beta

    • Rhys Gardiner

      It looks like some people’s sarcasm detectors are malfunctioning…

      • Realkman666

        It’s an epidemic!

  • TC

    Is registration mandatory?

    • http://www.mak-corp.com.au/ MAKCorp

      For downloading yes, registration is mandatory. We will be releasing a mediafire mirror tomorrow.

    • Anonymous

      Go ahead and sign up IMO a large member list on private sites can generate advertisement interests and at least pay for the cost of airing the site.

  • Jshort

    Tonnes of understeer, front tires don’t heat up, having GTR2 flashbacks. Will probably be popular. Car model looks good though.

    • http://www.mak-corp.com.au/ MAKCorp

      It is an Open Beta, so there will be updates. :)

  • Harry Tulloch

    deffo gonna give this a try loved there champ car mod for race07

  • vaggelis

    Very interesting project, but IMO it needs a lot of adjustments. Its a very easy to drive car. Actually It feels like a conversion from rfactor to rfactor 2, both in physics and graphics. The car needs to get more “extreme”. The rear wheels need to spin easier due to the huge hp, when cornering the car has to be less stable so it will need more effort from the driver (more oversteer but still easy to catch the slide) and maybe it should be less stable when braking. It probably sounds too extreme but at least this is how I imagine this car drives :) I will be waiting for updates!

    • Jos

      it’s simulation, not imagination :P

      • vaggelis

        When you know almost nothing about a car and you are trying to make it, it actually is imagination..

    • David Dominguez

      Those cars had huge levels of downforce. So cornering at mid-high speed shouldn’t be that hard, even if the engine was quite powerful.

    • Chris Wright

      Yes I agree with David’s previous comment. You are talking about an era when ground effect was very much to the fore and these Group C cars were veritable missiles with Hoover-like track adhesion, probably more than anything before or since, as a little investigation will reveal – see http://www.mulsannescorner.com/data2.html.

      The sound, while in the right sort of ballpark, clearly needs some work as you can hear in this great vid: – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az39eqLIbyU

      Overall it’s a super addition to the rF2 garage and, with all the repaint possibilities when the 956 is released, promises viable Group C simming.

      For me these are the ultimate race cars, so I’m chuffed to see this one.

      • vaggelis

        All I am saying is that the car needs to get more alive and challenging to drive. I do not get the dynamic feeling that other rfactor2 cars have, and thats why it reminds me of rfactor1. I still like it and I am sure this mod will shine after some updates.

      • Anonymous

        The best rFactor 1 mods when driven on the edge are very much alive.

  • Roger Wallentin

    Ill give this a go tonight.

    I read some of the comments regarding dynamic handling. After looking at some video’s from the 1991 LeMans race its quite clear that these cars are grip monsters with huge downforce and does not really move around, at least when driven for max speed under racing conditions. Modern F1 cars move around much more than this (under and oversteer).

    I did not see a single car moving around with under or oversteer at all after 20 minutes video. I saw one car with a VERY slight oversteer out of one of the sharper corners but that was hardly noticeable.

    I’ll comment some more after trying it out to see how it feels.

    • Anonymous

      Modern F1 car surely has more downforce per wieght than any group C car. Just because you saw no car acting nervous says *absolutely* nothing about handling of those cars. It can be because the drivers drove them just on the limit and not beyond so didn’t have to overcorrect.

      • Roger Wallentin

        Fully agree, that’s why I said “at least when driving for max speed under racing conditions”.

        If you push a car over the limit with cornering speed or throttle it will under or oversteer, there is no exception.

        I really prefer driving cars which do move around a bit so you feel more in control and feel the limits better, and from that perspective I don’t expect much of that from these cars, but the sound of the crazy rotary engine might be enough to convince me :)

        Here is some video from the 1991 LeMans race where this car won driven by Jonny Herbert

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir-03gc1LPM

        Looks like a bit over power oversteer at 06:00 :)

    • Pablo Coronel

      If the car not move around from outside not mind that the driver inside turn the wheel to all sides correcting them, watch out!
      Inside the car is another story.

  • Anonymous

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