HistorX for Assetto Corsa – New Previews

Last week, the HistorX Modding Team released a first video of their content in Assetto Corsa, prompting the question whether one of rFactor’s most famous mods would make the transition to a new simulation.

Now, the answer seems to have been given as the team has released even more previews, showing the Pontiac Firebird and the Chevrolet Camaro in Assetto Corsa.

The HistorX Historic GT & Touring Car Mod has been one of the most critically-acclaimed mod for rFactor, hailed for its attention to details and true to life historic racing physics.

The fact that one of rFactor’s most prominent mod makers switches to Assetto Corsa instead of rFactor 2 could result in a further boost of an already-thriving Assetto Corsa modding scene.

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  • Shaddix

    wow, next to already 3 good mod releases, this could be the one :)
    Looking good ;)

  • Deatroy

    “The fact that one of rFactor’s most prominent mod makers switches to
    Assetto Corsa instead of rFactor 2 could result in a further boost of an
    already-thriving Assetto Corsa modding scene.”

    I see the comments coming.
    *Popcorn grabbing* :D

    • Kabonfaiba

      I hope they decide to release a car for each sim – the SAME car.
      THEN the fireworks will really fly!

  • GamingCanuck

    Oh. My. God.

  • RATM

    Level of respect:: -10
    Level of dissapointment: -20
    Rfactor 2 would be a better platform for Historix. Comparing vintage cars/tracks/races/etc in AC and in RF2 is painfull…..to AC.
    Historix team had a bad decision.

    • TouringProSeries.com

      Utter rubbish.

    • F1Racer

      That’s a bit harsh. Loss of respect because you don’t get what you want ? Just because you prefer rF2 over AC doesn’t mean you should diss HistorX for taking their decisions. It is there decision and their mod.
      Personally I don’t mind which they do it for. Just to see it advance to the next level is enough for me regardless of which sim it goes into.

      Anyway, what if they intend to do it for both ?

    • 5hitm4k3r666

      Calm down. It was said that this was a test, but people like to interprete alot of stuff or post “news” as if things were set in stone. There were shown pictures of the 300 Sl in rF2 two years ao and you see what happened. According to them they have all their scratch made cars in rF2 aswell.

      Whatever they do with their mod is up to them though. If they decide for AC, I will skip it, but it will not be the end of the world. There is lots stuff to enjoy for everybody.

      I think all platforms offer a good selection of cars and tracks.

      • F1Racer

        Why would you skip on a mod like this ?? On principal ?

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        I just don’t get the hang of AC, though I drive it once in a while. Visuals and FFB feel out of sync for me and the whole sim feels too clinical for me with it’s strange lightning and digital sound. Tried the Lotus 98T and the Cobra, wich are good sim cars, but I just prefere the feel and direct raw feedback of isiMotor based titles and everthing else that is going on. Nothing principal, but it is just my preference and at the end a matter of taste.

        I might try it, but just looking at the Cobra: there is nothing that keeps me addicted, wich is a bit sad.

      • Kabonfaiba

        This might be obvious to you but… have you turned VSYNC off?

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        Tried everything, but it is just not the same. I wish it was different as I had high expectations for AC and baught the game, but the whole experience just doesn’t satisfy me and doesn’t keep me addicted. In GSC or rF/rF2 I can forget the time and turn lap after lap for hours, but in AC I just get bored. It is strange, as cars and tracks look superb. But it just doesn’t strike me.

      • F1Racer

        That’s a shame. BTW in the new version you can alter the FFB in the car setup now (per car) and if you turn off the damper you get quote a bit more feeling through the wheel.
        As for the sound, well that’s going to change.
        I’ve not seen any lightning in AC yet though :)

        I havent found much clinical about the Lotus 98T on 100% boost though :)

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        I get good feedback, but too late. I am aware of the FFB slider wich was a big improvement but still not enough. Controlls need to be adjustable on the fly.

        It doesn’t matter how strong the FFB is if visuals and car behaviour and FFB are not in sync or atleast not enough.

        With clinical I mean the whole feel of the game. I’ve been to a good selection of racetracks and it didn’t feel like that for sure.

      • F1Racer

        Strange. I don’t feel my FFB is out of sync at all. Are you getting good framerates ?
        By clinical do you mean it doesn’t feel as dynamic as you think it should do ?

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        Framerates are good, no problem there.

        The clinical feel doesn’t have necessarily something to do with a sim being dycamic or not, though it is ofcourse one of the critical points. Old gpl tracks feel more alive to me aswell though they are static. It is just the whole experience that brings me more to the feel of driving a car on a real racetrack in one product compared to the other.

        It starts with how you exit the pit in a sim. Start the engine, no auto pitlane speeding. After a race I can drive back to the pits on my own, pitstops, RR, weather, changing TOD, a crowd, ambient noise, safety cars, car damage, switch on the lights when it gets dark etc. It is a result of many little things with good physics and vehicle dynamics and FFB being the cherry on top of the cake. There is nothing that brings me closer to the old Grand Prix or Le Mans movie than rF2. :D

        Maybe rF/rF2 and GSC are not the best looking titles, but they offer the best functionality and package for my needs. It is the same as with ArmA3 vs. Battlefield3.

      • F1Racer

        It is a fair point to say that AC lacks features compared to rF2. There can be no argument there. But where it counts, out on track, I don’t recall getting any clinical feeling. Even GPL got their physics wrong and they even said so. The grip levels were quite less than the real thing as I recall. Maybe the excellent mods that were made for it addressed that. I dunno, I haven’t run GPL for years.
        I think the Arma3/Battlefield3 comparison is a bit much.
        For that you might as well compare AC with NFS:Rivals

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        As said, it is a result of many things. The Codemasters games have a nice selection of cars, tracks, good career mode, lots of features, but the silly vehicle movement kills the whole immersion for me when I can get around corners in totaly strange ways beyond physical logics.

        It is the reason why Project Cars is more interesting for me than AC currently. If they get their physics and FFB to a good level I might spend alot of time with it. In AC it starts with how I exit the pits. Everthing is automated and this alone kills the whole immersion for me. So yeah, on the track is being the most important aspect, but even at this point other sims excell more than AC. In the pits, is on the track :P

        It is a solid product wich is OK, but it is not the hyped holy grail that so many people see in it, atleast not for me. And this is a result of many different reasons.

      • F1Racer

        I have no idea how many people think AC is the holy grail, as I have no stats on that, but I’m just thankful that at least I can get enjoyment out of all the new sims and usually for different reasons.
        The ones I use the least are not ones I complain about though. At least not on aspects which clearly aren’t going to change. As I said, I have gripes for each of them (AC/rF2/pCARS/RRRE) but it doesn’t stop me enjoying them to varying extents.
        BTW exiting the pits in pCARS is, at the moment, more automated than AC. And I know the pits is part of the track but I meant the bit when you are on your lap. :)
        If I could remove or change 1 feature from each sim it would be:-
        AC – no more skybox messages popping up on screen while I`m racing!
        pCARS – ditch 30s replay limit in Practice
        rF2 – revamp the entire UI.
        And for all – no unrealistic track cams !!! These swooping fancy movements from places where you’d never get a camera is just off-putting.

        Anyway all of this has little do with HistorX so…..

      • Marcel

        Have you turned vsync off? That produces a lot of input lag in AC

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        As said, no vsync. I always check stuff like this first for obvious reasons.

      • pcarsphyxexpert

        I also feel AC is out of sync, which makes driving at Magione difficult to say the least.

    • http://www.facebook.com/HistorXTeam YoShImUrA_HistorX

      It’s HistorX, not HistoriX. Although we love Asterix and Obelix, our name has no relation to them =O)

      Everyone is welcome to not choose to play our mods, of course! We can’t force anyone to play if they don’t like them or the platform we release them for.

      Now on the other hand, disregarding a sim for having a compulsory pit lane limiter… To each their own, I guess =)

      And yes, you might have another issue other than the ones you’ve tried to take care of, because if you noticed, not many are having the lag issues you mentioned. Not that I’m on the AC forums checking for people with lag, but I’d say you should check out your performance and settings, maybe talking in the forums [to Kunos] to get that sorted out.

  • Birddogg66

    When?

  • Drum67

    Yeah right, Assetto Corsa physic are so perfect, specially on historic cars that it cant be otherwise imo..
    http://youtu.be/YZXT6fiWFIk

    • alessandro

      Another troll with this non-sense video??? The developers have already explained the strange behavior http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/bug-physique-suspension.88829/page-2#post-1748759

      Personally i can propose thousand of scenarios in wich ac is better, but i prefer enjoy BOTH sim than lose time on a forum…

      • Drum67

        Why a troll ? i just took the first video showing what i feel with these cars, i would gladly take ac over rf2 since there way more peoples online to race against and the graphic are more easy to get right, plus i own both.
        But in matter of feeling with the car and the impression it give i found rf2 closer to the reality.

      • alessandro

        What do you call who post a video for the tenth time (maybe the other times it was not you, but it is not the first time I’ve seen this video posted on a news of AC), denied by the developers of the game? Have you open my link? The video you have posted have no sense. In the link is explained why.

      • Drum67

        I don’t knew, never saw this video posted here before.
        Was maybe not the best video, but unlike graphic it’s very hard to show a difference of feeling in a video, maybe that why that the only one i found.
        I will check your link but it will not change what i feel when i drive, or rather what i don’t feel.

  • Mazda Mps

    Fantastic decision. If they only decide to bring it to AC I can see why, rF2 has the physics but doesn’t cut it in all other areas, this is 2014, not 2004.

    Great platform choice. Cannot wait for this.

    • kantenflimmern

      What are “all the other areas”? Be honest, you ONLY refer to graphics.

      rF2 has more working features than AC has at the moment (and probably will ever have).
      This is abolutely no hate against AC, I’m among the lucky ones who can see the pros and cons of all the sim titles out there, but I feel very sorry to see one of the very best sim titles be abondent by the majority of the community only due to graphics!

      • Mazda Mps

        Don’t get me wrong I use both sims. But I’m disappointed with rF2. I hoped it would be my perfect sim but it’s not lived up to my expectations.

        Poor development speed
        Horrible UI
        Poor developer bug response + huge bug list
        2004 graphics
        Over complicated mod implementation
        Triple screen problems
        Bad AI
        Some poor design choices

        I list these in relation for how long they’ve worked on it with no improvement.

        Both games will get there, I hope so anyway. But at present, I feel AC with its fast progress is the better choice for mods.

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        Fast development speed of Kunos compared to ISI is an illusion. We will see how far Kunos get in 2 years of their product being public and after that we will get to this discussion again and see wich of their promised features get implemented. That you get a little fix for AC on Steam on a faster rate doesn’t mean that development speed is faster. These are two different things.

        http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/22403/Assetto-Corsa-dev-timeline/#vars!date=2012-01-04_18:15:51!

        Talking about faster development speed, please stay fair with your comparisons. Allmost two years for the 98T.

        Some of your other points are qustionable aswell stupid AI being my favorite. If AI in rF2 is horrible then what is AI in AC? Unusable?

      • F1Racer

        If that is the case then that is not ‘the majorities’ fault.
        I’m not sure this is the case right now though. It might come down to how complex each sim is to mod for.
        Like you I can see pros and cons in all the latest in-development sims. They all have their gripes and modders have their own tastes too. Some will meet some peoples tastes and some wont.

        The gripe here is that those who prefer rF2 want the best mods to go there. So, for some, AC needs to be criticised maybe in some vain effort to get mod makers to change their minds.
        Then people will think that AC is being abandoned.

        I can see HistorX working great on AC but I’m not sure how fps will react with huge grids. I have a pretty fast rig and even with 10 GP2 cars I drop from around 100fps to 45-50 with 10 cars.
        HistorX are likely testing the waters right now to see how their mod is in AC and we’re getting to see that.
        I’m not going to read any more into it than that.
        So it may go to rF2 yet if at all. We will see.

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        There is no graphic setting in AC to adjust the detail level of the opponents wich is a big problem. AC needs alot more graphic options to make it usable for larger grids.

      • F1Racer

        Fair point and that might be a good suggestion for the KS forum.
        It’s no good people (and I mean in general) griping about games in development when there is opportunity to communicate directly with the devs on their forum. Waiting until it’s gold and still complaining about something is pointless.
        Same for pCARS and rF2. If there is one positive of playing early access or beta games then this is it.

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        No offence, but adjustable graphic settings are a industry standard and it has been like that for the last ten years in the sim racing industry. I don’t know why people have to suggest points like this as it is a logical consequence. And this goes for all sim developers.

      • F1Racer

        AC has adjustable graphic settings. You’re asking for AI cars to be seperately adjustable like rF has. That’s a fair point and it’s irrelevant if something like this should be logical or not. The mere fact that AC doesn’t have it should prompt you, as a player/user of AC, to bring it up with the devs as the game is in development.
        You could ask for that and they may tell you it’s planned for a later build or yes they will implement it or maybe that it won’t be included. But feedback is what they want and if sometimes if they aren’t told then they might not think of it.
        There are features not in AC which I shudder to think that they might never make it there as the sim has so much potential. Weather being one of them as well as day/night transition. They should be de-facto in todays sims, even if you don’t see too many (if any) servers online racing at night or in the rain (or both).

      • Guy Moulton

        use manual clutch in rF2 and in AC. You’ll see the difference. Yes, rF2 has better physics than AC but if you can left foot brake and full sim drive any car from any era in the game- that’s not really a sim is it? In AC you have to use the clutch in cars with a manual clutch and THAT changes everything

  • Roger Wallentin

    I will enjoy this regardless if its in rF2 or AC, just hope it makes it into a next/current gen sim soon!! :D

  • http://derekspearedesigns.com/ Derek Speare

    Throwing money at the screen!!!

  • Chris Wright

    What more is there to say other than a big Slam Dunk for KS.

  • Jos

    so no gtl cars?

    • F1Racer

      Don’t think so, no.

    • Rantam

      No.

      If you ever see such car models in other mod coming from us that means we’ve created them from scratch.

      Regards

  • boxer

    Hi hope the colors don’t end up as shown…the blues, bloom yellows!!!
    Hope they release it for rF2 as well.

  • Andrew Tiltman

    I hope that they are going to rework all the models, making use of the new graphics engine rather than just porting everything across, as much as I love HistorX I cant stand all the old mods being simply ported over from one game to the next.

    • Rantam

      Well.. I’d say that depends on (at least) two things about the mod you’re talking about:

      a) its level of quality.
      b) the number of cars it contains.

      I don’t know how much you know about modding. I can only say that in my experience creating a car with a proper quality level from scratch takes A LOT of man hours (I’ve quantified that, BTW). But of course that depends also on the experience of the modder/team behind such work ;)

      Ps. Porting with quality to a more advanced platform (or to a one using a different engine) also requires a good amount of work.

      My two cents ;)

  • Rantam

    Hi there!

    after the video and these
    few screenshots we posted last week a lot of discussion from the community has followed.
    We’re very happy to see the amazing support we still get, no matter if
    you think we’re going to release the next mod for rFactor2, Assetto
    Corsa or both. So, thanks for that!

    Having said that please note
    we haven’t said we’re moving from rF2 to AC. We haven’t discarded
    choosing AC over rF2 either. At this point there’s no final decision
    about what platform we’re going to use. The thing is that it’s not an
    easy decision and as a team we need to agree on that (and about a lot of
    other things). It’s as simple as that :)

    We have 4 cars on
    AC now. In rF2 there’re way more (I even created a new working UI for
    this rF2 version back on 2012) but still nothing has been decided yet.

    If
    you are familiar with our mod for rF1 you probably know that we don’t
    release anything unless we think we’ve reached the highest quality level
    we can get at that point. I say this to make clear that you’re not
    going to see anything coming from us any soon, no matter the sim you
    think about.

    But to go back to what is important to clarify with
    this post: don’t worry.. no matter the chosen platform/s or the focus
    of our next project we’ll let you know with an official statement when
    the moment comes ;)

    Thanks once more for your continuous support!

    Ps.
    Just in the case someone thinks we are just trying to create hype
    around us: let me tell you that all this started as a kind response to
    someone who wanted to see a specific car on AC (just search my post):

    http://www.virtualr.net/shelby-cobra-for-assetto-corsa-0-1-released

    • F1Racer

      Thanks for clearing that up for everyone Rantam.

    • Ghoults

      May I ask Is there some peculiar reason why you as a team look a bit hesitant about making the mod for rf2? Or is it just a simple question of there being these two games out there and neither of them in your mind is clearly better than the other so you are just waiting to see how it develops?

      • Rantam

        Check Gonzalo Rodriguez Sastre’s (AKA “Gonzas”) posts here (there’re three):

        http://www.virtualr.net/historx-mod-for-assetto-corsa-preview-video#

        I think these posts summarizes more or less our general feeling (don’t forget he’s basically giving his personal oppinion though).

        My personal oppinion: I love rF2, Assetto Corsa and (ta da!) Project CARS (no need to talk about older sims). I consider all of them good sims, play all of them regularly and I like the different approaches they have. I think that makes the current simracing scene more exciting than (almost) ever.

        Now, regarding modding I see both pros and cons for doing that on rF2. And the same goes for AC. But I’d rather focus on rF2 than AC. Despite its apparent slow development I think it’s the one with biggest potential.

        Please note also that despite I’d love to mod for both games I think that will hardly happen. Considering the kind of projects we like to create and our resources I don’t think we could reach the level of quality we want unless we just focus on one sim. I prefer doing one good mod for a single platform than an average one released for two.

        But again, read all that carefully. I’m talking by myself now, not on behalf of HistorX as a team ;)

        Regards

      • Ghoults

        Thanks for the answer!

    • Patrik Marek

      AC simply doesn’t have all the features/goodies to be considered the best sim -imo, yes the driving feels nice, but so many things are still missing, and until they are at least confirmed, I can see why modders would stick with rF2,

      to release for both isn’t that easy thing , but again, it would give you more attention, and also, it could show what differences are there between the sims, so people could stop arguing if rF2 is better then AC :)

  • Kev

    Here’s hoping they can achieve ovsersteer other than breaking traction from power, coast or via brakes.

    • Michael Hornbuckle

      If not under power, coast (weight transfer?) or brakes how does anybody achieve oversteer?

      If you are driving in a straight line and then suddenly oversteering something is terribly wrong.

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        Ever heard of lift-off overstear?

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        Yeah, it’s the defining trait of the Mclaren GT3…especially apparent at Silverstone, if you would like to find out for yourself.

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        There you have your answer ;)

    • Jos

      been to the ac support forum already??

    • Kev

      This is what I am talking about. Clutch in. Oversteer not from brakes or engine braking.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k_ftIvx7F1o

  • http://dj0100.com/ 0100

    Oh boy, can’t wait for this. Keep up the great work!!!

  • Ben Lee

    Good news, I love historic content :)

  • Hanzales

    BEAUTIFUL! Best mod ever comes to best sim ever ;o)

  • Noel Hibbard

    Rob, your site is rapidly losing credibility.

    • EZehnder

      This, ladies and gentlemen, is called a “baseless accusation”. Even if you had “good reasons” for such an accusation, I doubt your opinion on the subject would be welcome here.

      If you don’t like this website stop visiting.

      • melanieuk1

        Well looking at the “Live visitor states for VirtualR” @ 7:00AM GMT UK time VirtualR had 70+ visitor, it is now 14:13PM GMT, viewers to this site is currently 126 Live visitor, this number will stay at that rate, nothing less than 100 throughout the day, as it is always, I cant see this site loosing creditability at all, if anything VirtualR has more visitors to it, than any other sim racing blog site, and it has always been like that since Rob started VirtualR, it is getting more and more popular by the day.

      • Noel Hibbard

        Attempting to lead people to believe that the HistorX team switched to AC not once but twice. Even after the team responded to the first misleading news post that they haven’t made a switch, Rob follows up with another misleading post. This is becoming a pattern. Also, if you look at my history here you will see my participation has dropped to almost nothing. Primarily because the site has lost credibility.

      • MontoyaVR

        Read the text carefully again, I nowhere said that the team has confirmed anything, I just correctly stated that they have released new AC previews.

        VirtualR covers both sims in question so I fail to see how I would have any interest in making it sound like HistorX is favoring AC. If this was an Assetto Corsa fan site your accusation would make sense but again, why would I be interested in making a particular sim look good?

        I’ve stopped counting how often VirtualR has lost “all credibility” by now. That was the case during the SimRaceWay drama, the subsequent SRT drama, when I started working for SMS, etc. etc.

      • DrR1pper

        But regardless of your true intensions, your choice of wording makes it come across as being far more factual than opinion. There’s actually a hint of both which is confusing.

        “Now, the answer seems to have been given…”

        &

        “The fact that one of rFactor’s most prominent mod makers switches to Assetto Corsa instead of rFactor 2…”

        I can’t help but see it having been done intentionally with the way it’s written it….but maybe i’m mistaken, maybe i’m not.

      • F1Racer

        Done intentionally for what possible reason ?
        Again I think you want to see it a certain way and so that’s how it’s perceived for you.
        The only thing I could side with you on is the use of the word ‘instead’ as that is clearly not the case.
        I think I know what Montoya was trying to say though, that being that we’ve seen a preview of HistorX mod cars on AC before rF2 which is a surprise given that the original is on rF1.

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        Wich is not true either. Not really a huge problem, but when you want to run a sim racing news blog, don’t you think that a bit of research to get the facts straight and how you formulate your news could help a bit to avoid confusion? I don’t mean it offensive, so please take this as some feeback to improve your blog.

      • F1Racer

        This is not my blog so your post is moot. I’m sure someone will be to blame for not making that clear. Seems none of us are perfect :)
        And as you don’t know even that then it will be fruitless to debate anything else.

      • DrR1pper

        Like I said, regardless of whether it was or was not intended to portray something not yet known into something that comes across as being factual and/or at best ambiguously confusing.

        In my view, I find it hard to believe the author wrote like that by accident and there’s a term for this sort of journalism…..sensationalism.

        I prefer factual news rather than speculations and sensationalism. Perfect example….fox news…99.99%, what they don’t know.

      • F1Racer

        The big deal that some people are making of all of this BS is also sensationalism. It is also off-topic.

        You’ve had your moans and made your points so I suggest you let it drop from here on.

      • DrR1pper

        Interesting that you say it’s not your blog post and you don’t take offense but you’re pretty darn defensive of a blog that people are just passing publically acceptable comments on, regardless of it being good, bad or neutral.

        I think you should maybe not get so worked up by people who don’t share the same opinion as you about a blog post like this.

      • F1Racer

        Don’t give me that old tosh about not sharing the same opinion as me. That’s got nothing to do with it. As if I ever back away from a debate. But let it be about something worth the debate and not how a line was typed in an article.
        The problem here is the crap that other members have to come here to read. That is what has to stop. All this puerile whinging over the wording of an article. Get over it. Rantam has made a statement on this thread and cleared everything up for those that may have misunderstood what was written.
        What I am not going to tolerate is post after post about such things which do no good for anyone or, more importantly, this blog.
        It might not be my blog but I do moderate it and I will not stand by and watch it degenerate into something that is barely palatable for people when they visit. That includes me having to write posts like this.

      • DrR1pper

        oh, so sorry that i hurt your feelings about a blog, lol.

        …Please grow up.

        If you want a debate, fine, we can have a debate. But your also asking us to essentially shut up. About as ambiguously confusing as the blog itself…..are you sure you’re not the author? lol

      • F1Racer

        Do you deliberately not bother to read posts ? It’s maybe why you had some confusion over the article in the first place.
        Firstly, you don’t have it in you to hurt my feelings.
        Secondly, as I stated very clearly, that even a child could understand, this has nothing to do with my feelings or people agreeing with me or not. Agreeing on what btw ? If people fail to understand or correctly interpret what is written in an article that is not my problem. Others managed and a handful didn’t.
        My issue here is the constant off topic whinging that has been going on in this thread. I fail to see what is so difficult to understand about that.

        I don’t want a debate because there is none to be had here and least of all with someone who fails to grasp what the other person is saying and twists the situation to suit their needs.
        When it comes to informed debate, I welcome it and always have. But yes, when it comes to trolling and flaming of the blog or other members, I will ask them to shut up (or be shut up). I have already asked that people drop this and so far you have chosen to ignore that and argue with me instead. Smart move ?

      • DrR1pper

        I read the posts but just because someone says something many times doesn’t make it true. That equally holds the same for me too, that’s why it’s an o-p-i-n-i-o-n.

        I’m fascinated that you take issue with some opinions and feel the need to respond. Anyone smart enough reading a blog/article will decided for themselves what they think of the blog post, regardless of other passing comments.

        Yet you seem to feel the need to continuously respond to them as if in fear of some repercussion to the site perhaps? Or an ego thing and want to get in the last word? :P

        Can’t you just resume the role of the moderator and quit being a dictate?

        I’ll leave it there and let you have the last word (if you need too ;) ).

      • Tomas Beha

        “The fact…”

      • Kev

        “Preview” implies something is coming, no? Best stick to the facts. The credible thing to do would be to acknowledge poor wording and also there are many posts on here where readers clearly interpreted your words to mean a decision and speculation should always be clarified as speculation to maintain credibility.

      • F1Racer

        Preview doesn’t have to imply that at all. It can be like saying “Lets how HistorX cars look in AC”.
        It think it’s better to acknowledge poor interpretation because I certainly didn’t get the idea that the whole mod was being done for AC and the only thing that would make me believe it was would be a statement from HistorX group themselves (or Rantam).
        I think some just got their hopes up and drew the wrong conclusions. Some maybe because English isn’t their first language and others because it’s what they wanted to hear.
        Regardless of wording, there is absolutely nothing to say that the HistorX was definitely being converted to AC.

      • SRT

        If not favoring Assetto Corsa, where are the news about RF2? In the last month have been published 10 news, and the last was more than a week ago …..

        Only a few releases and news from the last days ….

        F1ASR has released 11 cars of his mod.
        Appex Modding announced 3 new cars.
        Tommy78 announced Seat Leon Cup Racer 2014.
        PickBadger launched Spec Miata and SuperCharged Miata Level1 and Level2.
        It has been released on Rebellion Racing Lola B12/60
        Zandvoort has been launched.
        Istanbul Park has been launched.
        Magny Cours has been launched.
        Bathurst has been launched.
        It has launched the Circuit of America.
        It has launched a beta of Pikes Peak ….
        IDT has released updates to Las Vegas and Toronto.
        Sergioloro launched Elaintarharata – Eltsu 1.0
        ……
        ……
        ……
        ……

        If have not seen any of these news in VirtualR, however if someone sneezes and makes a noise similar to Assetto Corsa we learned in less than 5 minutes …

      • MontoyaVR

        First off, a big majority of promising looking rF2 mods are F1 mods. I can’t post these, regardless of platform.

        F1 in anything but licensed titles = no go on VirtualR, thank the FOM for that.

        Second, I don’t post mod announcements, that have little substance to them. If I would, then the site would be spammed with mods that never happen.

        Great that Apex is adding three new cars, I’m looking forward to cover them once they can reveal more info. But right now, they can’t even name the actual cars…do you want me to post a story saying “Apex will be adding three new cars to their mod, that’s it”. If I do, people will rightfully complain that it is a non-news item.

        I cover mods where I feel that they’re a) of content that is interesting to a wide range of players b) meet a certain quality level and c) have a decent chance of ever being released.

        And to level with you, there simply is much more coming for Assetto Corsa than I can see for rF2. I don’t post mere announcements of AC mods either, I also don’t post very early WIPs of just single car parts but I wait until there’s more progress and substance.

        A single look at the posting frequency in the modding forums will show you that there’s more going on with AC, much more. That is not my fault, so I’m afraid you’re barking at the wrong tree.

      • F1Racer

        Wait a minute, aren’t you supposed to be favouring pCARS ? :D haha

      • SRT

        I know there’s a lot of movement in AC and this makes me happy, I enjoy both games, but one enters VirtualR, and it seems that nothing happens with RF2 when it is not. Cars are released, circuits are released, plugins are released…

        To me, right now VirtualR me does not look a site that treats equally all the games. You only need to enter the AC section to see how many news about mods that can not be considered as either a version 0.0.0.1, which have no substance, they have no quality (now) and are as likely to be launched as not.

        Only a small sample, previous images of Istanbul Park is important but not the launching for RF2? Previous images of Spec Miata are important but the release of Spec Miata in RF2 not?

        It seems ridiculous to try to deny something so obvious…

      • Noel Hibbard

        “Second, I don’t post mod announcements, that have little substance to them. If I would, then the site would be spammed with mods that never happen.” Then why did you post this mod announcement from HistorX? It wasn’t a mod announcement in the slightest.

      • F1Racer

        If you already think VR has lost some credibility then you are going to see what you want to see and interpret things accordingly.

    • Rantam

      We at HistorX don’t think VirtualR is trying to make people believe we’re moving to AC. The published news use expressions like “It seems that..” or “If Team HistorX would be moving…”.

      That’s hardly a confirmation of anything. To me it sounds more like putting on the table the question of what sim are we going to use as platform for our next mod.

      So there aren’t any hard feelings against VirtualR from our side regarding these posts. Just wanted to make that clear :)

      • melanieuk1

        Straight from the horses mouth so to speak :)

      • Robert Gödicke

        “The fact that one of rFactor’s most prominent mod makers switches to Assetto Corsa instead of rFactor 2 [...]”

        That sentence is wrong then. :)

      • F1Racer

        Or your interpretation of it is.

      • 5hitm4k3r666

        Sorry, but you wrote it as a fact. No interpretation needed there. You claimed something that simply is not true. Why is it so hard to admit a mistake?

      • F1Racer

        I wrote nothing and therefore made no mistake. I am the moderator here not site admin.
        Why are you so desperate for an admission anyway ?
        Of course interpretation is needed. That is the very basis of communication.

      • MontoyaVR

        I’m happy you understood it the way it was meant to come across :)

        I will post your statement in a new story though for absolute clearance.

      • Rantam

        No need for that but I see you already did.. well, even with that I guess some people will just assume we’re moving to AC just because they’ve seen a few pics and a video. For some reason not everyone seems to like to read.. No big deal anyway :)

  • Professional Operator

    these cars looks awesome in Assetto Corsa.

  • Blatant Abuse

    I’m so glad they decided to come to AC. Historix makes the best league racing, but I’m so tired of all the BS required to keep rFactor running right, especially on a triple screen setup. Thank you team HistorX for this.

    • Rantam

      Please read what i wrote before on this thread ;)

      • Blatant Abuse

        I did. That’s disappointing, but I guess that when you release on rF2, I’ll fire it back up and try it out. I haven’t spent more than an hour on it in years, it’s not triple screen friendly, and it’s hard to get it running smoothly on my weak 6 core computer with 12g of ram and my $400 HD7970-3gb.
        Just keep in mind that EVERYONE who uses AC would greatly appreciate HistorX. I hope you’ll release on AC at some point. Best wishes.

      • Rantam

        I still do suffer these issues when I try to play rF2. But both sims are still on development so my opinion also is :)

  • F1Racer

    I get the feeling now that whichever platform HistorX choose to port their mod to, there’ll be hell to pay from the losing side. They can’t win unless they put it on both or neither.
    For the record, either is fine with me as long as it LIVES ON in a new host !!

  • TT1

    I thought they were real camaro photos, the cars look amazing in AC

    • Noel Hibbard

      See now I thought right away that the cars looked fake due to the extreme bloom coming off the tops of the cars.

  • TerryW

    Well, I’d held off buying AC since I’d invested in RF2 and PCars some time ago. Now, the apparent use of AC for the new HistorX platform means I’ve got all three now. Kudos to Kunos! This has become something like the old mod platform selections that put GTL, GTR2, and rFactor on our older machines, as well as sim granddaddy GPL.

    • Rantam

      Frankly I think any simracer should get these three new sims. All of them are different and offer different experiences (and content). All of them are very good in general, and of course all of them have pros and cons.

      And then we have the ‘older’ sims also. So I don’t think the simracing scene has been this exciting ever :)

  • Noel Hibbard

    Ghosts town? When was the last 24 hour race you have done with AC and a field of 30 drivers with extreme talent levels? The fact is all sims are ghost towns at some times of the day. It isn’t an accurate representation of the success of a sim.

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