Reiza Studios physics wizzard Niels Heusinkveld has released a fun little mod for Game Stock Car Extreme, adding RC racing to the versatile racing simulation.
The mod features the title’s cars scaled down to 1:8 size for true RC racing fun, using a gamepad for a proper RC feeling is recommended (see Setup tips below).
Reccomended Game Setup
– Try an analog gamepad
– Use a mixture of speed sensitivity (50%) and reduced axis sensitivity (25%) for starters
– Driving aids are untested
– AI probably doesn’t work so just do private testing
– Only drive in TV cam (page down is the default key). A few different zoom levels are available
– Adjust the speed sensitivity, axis sensitivity and garage ‘steering lock’ to get your personal preferred car steering sensitivity
– Don’t start with the faster cars!
[boxdownload]Download RC Racing Mod for GSC Extreme Here[/boxdownload]
Hi! This is a … different … mod for Game Stockcar Extreme: 1:8 scale racing and drifting with realistic (scaled) physics! This doesn’t mean the cars themselves are exact copies of real Radio Control (RC) cars though, they have believable but imagined properties. It is a physics experiment that got out of hand. Previously the only RC mod, for rFactor, MadCowies excellent work, used 1:1 scale cars as the physics where believed not to handle vehicles so light. This made me curious and as you can see, they work just fine with real weights and dimensions.
Physics are fun! Scaling down a car 8 times, makes its length 8 times smaller. Aerodynamics apply on area which is 8×8 times smaller. Mass is a function of volume which is 8x8x8 times smaller. You end up with totally different car behavior because of this compared to full sized cars, yet they are still just small racing cars with all the bits and pieces we know and love. This also means they are fun to drive!
Thanks to Laurents Hoerr for the circuit and Patrick Giranthon for the awesome circuit and bow to Siim Annuk and David Sabre for scaling down the Toyota Supra and BRM Can-Am car respectively and then allowing me to release all the models! And thanks to Todd Wasson who, over the years, helped me out on some of the general specs and properties of these small cars.
This mod is NOT an official Reiza Studios product. It is a fun experiment that you may or may not enjoy, that’s all!