Another Nordschleife Coming To rFactor 2?

While GMT might not be able to continue to work on their Nürburgring Nordschleife project for rFactor 2 (just in case you missed last week’s big story, see here & here), it does not mean that the Green Hell won’t be coming to ISI’s newest simulation.

Pierre-André Leclair has posted a short video on Youtube, showing the recently-released Chevrolet Camaro GT3 during a test run on the Green Hell in rFactor 2. Experienced sim racers will instantly recognize the track as Com8’s version for rFactor 2.

While GMT couldn’t continue with their track since it was based on Simbin’s GTR Evolution, it’s all a matter of Com8 giving Pierre-Andre permission to use the track for his version as this track is not using any Simbin assets.

Even though Com8 now works for Simbin, this version of the track has been made in his free time and Simbin’s Jay Ekkel confirmed right here on VirtualR that Simbin won’t influence what their employees do in their free time.

Long story short, there’ hope for the Nordschleife in rFactor 2. Until we know more, check out the video below!

GTOmegaRacing.com

  • Paul Thompson

    This is great news :D should interesting to get some laps on this soon.

  • http://iamkittx.blogspot.com/ KittX

    If all permissions are done, I’d suggest separate the track model from actual driving surface, and apply Max’s turbosmooth modifier on the driving surface, probably welding its vertices by 0,01m before. Make it invisible ofcourse, and make visible track not driveable.

    • Gabriele Bonora

      It’s a good suggestion. I really hope that the original road mesh, is on quad polygons, on triangles turbosmooth is like a demolisher as i experienced in the past. I think it’s not an option with rF2, driving on ‘stairs’ is pretty unconfortable. ^_^

      • http://iamkittx.blogspot.com/ KittX

        There are few ways to quadrify mesh as well, hope one of them will work.

      • Mario Strada

        I just realized that I didn’t understand a single word of what you guys said.
        But I trust you know what you are talking about. :)

      • Realkman666

        I think it was NSFW, but we’ll never know.

  • Jim. C

    v0.8 is released so give it a try.

  • http://zerez86.blogspot.com/ zerez86

    It was good 10 years ago but in 2013? There are a lot of rfactor 1 tracks that are so much better today (just check out the tracks of lemax) than this reincarnation of a gpl track.

    • Jay Endo

      Thx for the heads up on lemax :)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu2sBLHzb8Q

    • Chris

      The ring is an addiction. Out of all of the tracks, of all the sims, Nordschleife is still king imho

      • gt3rsr

        I reckon he talks about the quality of this particular version (I don’t know if the mesh is really from GPL originally, but considering the roughness of the track in some places, it’s believable), not about the ‘Ring itself which is of course the one and the only one.

    • Anonymous

      People keep linking this track to GPL. What’s the relation? Is this a conversion from a different publisher?

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