Fuji Speedway by Virtua_LM 1.0 – Released

Virtua_LM has released the Fuji Speedway for rFactor, adding a historical one of Japan’s most important race tracks to the simulation.

Based on the version released for F1 Challenge, the track has been extensively modified and revamped to make most of rFactor’s graphic engine. Included are the 1982, 1990 & 1993 layouts of the track as well as the 1993 bike configuration. GTL, GTR2 & GTR Evolution versions of this release will be coming up soon!

Located near the famous Mount Fuji in Oyama, Japan, Fuji Speedway was opened in 1963. The track was a popular venue for sports car races as the track was part of the FIA World Sports Car Championship for Group C prototypes from 1982 to 1988.

Even though the track was slowed down with two chicanes during the 80s, speeds on the track remained very high thanks to the 1.5 kilometer main straght – The longest in motorsports.

Download Fuji Speedway by Virtua_LM 1.0 Mirror 1 Here

Download Fuji Speedway by Virtua_LM 1.0 Mirror 2 Here

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  • http://www.srrs-racing.net/ ermax18

    I enjoyed watching T1 and and T17 at Sebring this weekend and seeing them taking the same lines and fighting the bumps in the same spots as iRacing. Lets hope VLM can bring us that same accuracy or at least close because the current rFactor version is extremely inaccurate.

  • vik15

    commodore: Great and all but it’s TOO GREY. Again.

    Agree. Everything looks great but colors are too dull and cloudy. At least on a color calibrated monitor. The grass looks like in the middle of a winter: dark and hardly green. They need to borrow somewhere a color calibrating device.
    Although with rF2 new lighting/shadows features it would be better probably.

  • JGoenR

    Great surprise. I wasn’t expecting you would release this so soon. Thanks again! :grin:

  • Vince Klortho

    commodore: … it’s TOO GREY. Again.

    Have you considered that the course was made that way because that is how the team wanted it ?

    When you look at pictures from races held at Fuji in the 1980s and 90s, which is the era that this course depicts, you will find that it was nearly always very grey and overcast there and that is exactly how the team wanted it to appear in the game.

  • Paul Kelly

    F1Racer: Again nice use of desaturated colours, which I always feel is the way to go, as colours in real life are rarely as garish as in most of the tracks we see.

    Spot-on. Could not agree more.

  • SergeantBoner

    commodore: Great and all but it’s TOO GREY. Again.

    The funny thing is, that when I drove around it the track wasnt ‘grey’ at all. Maybe the screen seettings is the ghost that haunts you?

  • http://racingrenders.com F1Racer

    Same here. Looks great on my Dell monitor.

  • stabiz

    Green grass here as well. :grin:

  • polynikes

    if you dont like this colors, use enbseries plugin and change ”ColorSaturationDay=0” line +1 or +2

  • dumrick

    Vince Klortho:
    Have you considered that the course was made that way because that is how the team wanted it ?When you look at pictures from races held at Fuji in the 1980s and 90s, which is the era that this course depicts, you will find that it was nearly always very grey and overcast there and that is exactly how the team wanted it to appear in the game.

    Furthermore, the 1000km that were part of the World Sportscar Championship were usually raced in Autumn. I bet that the natural lighting in Japan isn’t very warm, that season of the year.
    If Fuji was made by VLM is because of its links to endurance racing in the 80′s. That’s the era and the racing they are interested in. So, it’s no offense if they meant to recriate the ambiance of a particular race.

  • commodore

    It’s not just about Fuji. Mid-Ohio looks the same and so do the Sebring screenshots. It’s not my monitor, iRacing tracks look great. I’m not an iRacing fan but I have to admit that they have the best lighting, colours and ambience. I think that Targa Florio is also a great example as far as textures go.

  • ZombieJim

    I think the lighting comes down entirely to personal preference, I know that I for one love VLM’s style.

    It gives the whole track a sombre, almost reverential feel and given that their choice of subject matter covers often legendary, always superb layouts, I think it’s very fitting. Anyone from VLM can correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s as though they want us to respect these places as much as they do through (and I’m using this term for the second time on the site today) their “labours of love”.

    The above is all speculative though. It could just be that they like grey.

  • deBorgo83

    Many, many thanks to V_LM for this release. It’s fantastic. :cool:

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