Chevrolet Corvette C6 2012 Beta – Released
Siim Annuk and Niels Heusinkeld have released the public beta of their Chevrolet Corvette C6 2012 Beta mod for rFactor.
The new version of the long-running Corvette mod features the C6 in four different versions, including the Coupe, Grand sport, Z06 and the new ZR1.
The purpose of the new version is to give the creators feedback on their work and improve the final version.
Make sure to check out the read me below for lots of useful instructions and read the inclosed PDF file.
Click here for the full Readme
Hello from Siim Annuk and Niels Heusinkeld!
There is an all new Corvette C6 mod for rFactor, with the Coupe, Grand sport, Z06 and ZR1, the latter two having michelin cup tire upgrades available. Join public beta and see if you can find things we messed up. We’ll try to fix it if we can, or perhaps you can help us. We spend a lot of time on it and hope you enjoy driving these cars as much as we had fun making them!
- It is beta things may be wrong or broken, tell us!
- read the readme.pdf for installation instructions
- Seriously, read the pdf, it helps!
- There is a PDF included, you may wanna read it.
Two links, feel free to add more mirrors, we’ll add them to this forum post:
Use this thread at Racedepartment http://www.racedepartment.com/forum/threads/chevrolet-corvette-c6-2012-beta-release.57464/ to comment, so we don’t have to scan 25 forums to read what you all think. We may appear on other forums but lets call Racedepartment the official support forum!
We hope you enjoy the mod! Depending on the bugs and problems we hope to have a final version before xmas 2012!
Siim & Niels
PS: read the readme!
***************** installation **************
The Chevrolet Corvette C6 2012 mod comes as an almost complete rFactor installation. It is really easy to get going, but you do have to follow a few steps:
- Extract the zip archive to your hard disk, for example in D:\Games\
- Open the config.ini file in the CorvetteC6_2012 folder, Find the line “TracksDir=” and add the full path to your favorite rFactor locations folder for example: TracksDir=D:\Games\rFactor\GameData\Locations\
- Go to the CorvetteC6_2012\Userdata\YourName\ folder. Rename the YourName.plr file to your simracing name i.e. OttoVersteer.plr
- Run rFconfig to set screen resolution and set Shader Level to DX9. Vsync should be turned off for reduced input lag and improved car control!
- Double click the FullProc_HighPrio.bat file to start rFactor
- Assign controls in rFactor, some wheels may require negative force feedback strength! The default settings are for 900 degree wheels. Reduce the steering lock in the car setup if you don’t have a 900 degrees wheel or better yet, upgrade your wheel! J
- Set your graphics, driving aids, get a car, check the upgrades and go for a spin!
- Cars have upgrades available to use 44khz samples in case the default 192khz gives problems with your Windows / soundcard combination.
- Sounds can be very dynamic (large volume differences) which is realistic. Set engine and sound effects volume to 20% for the greatest dynamic range, best experienced with headphones.
- Set engine and sound effects to 100% for the least dynamic range, we advise against it!
- The maximum sound volume at 20% or 100% volume is the same! At 100% standing still idling is nearly as loud as doing 180mph, whereas at 20% there is a large difference in volume between these two states.
Why a full rFactor installation?
Rfactor is very flexible but that makes it prone to being badly setup. We provide a full installation so you get the plugins and settings we feel are the best. These are (most) of the things we did:
- Latest RealFeel plugin with pre-configured ini file
- Grinding Tranny mod for realistic gear shifting, available as car upgrade
- Optimize PLR file (sound settings, removed view shake, few other bits and bobs)
- Optimize Controller.ini for full RealFeel force feedback, no fake effects
- D3D9.dll for improved framerates on most systems
Without Vsync, the best way to remove most image tearing is to run rFactor at a frame rate that is a multiple of the screen refresh rate. Most monitors are 60hz, so you would fix rFactor at 60fps. However, plugins (RealFeel etc.) work best above 90fps, and input lag is further reduced if your pc is fast enough to do 120fps. Press control+f to see you framerate. If this occasionally drops below 120, lower details or resolution. If you still can’t get a steady 120, the last step is to open the PLR file and change the “Max Framerate=”-120” to -60. If your pc can’t do 60fps, it is time for an upgrade!