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GTPC by Virtua_LM Junior Team – New Video

The Virtua_LM Junior Team has released a new preview video of their GTPC mod for rFactor.

If you are a long-term VirtualR reader, you will have followed the long story behind Virtua LM Junior Team’s GTPC mod for rFactor.

Started many years ago under the name of Prototype C, the mod started its life as a mere conversion of Virtua_LM’s Prototype C mod for F1 Challenge. Over the years, the team kept on adding new features and cars, once in a while releasing new previews and a new status updates to entertained.

Now, it seems like the mod is entering the home stretch as beta testing on the long-running project has apparently started. Below is a new preview video, showing some raw gameplay footage of a full field of cars at Sebring.

Prototype C and will bring a massive amount of cars from one of endurance racing’s finest decades to rFactor, centering around the 1983 Le Mans 24 Hours. The mod includes both prototypes and GT cars and will come with over 300 liveries, including many rare cars of this spectacular era.

While rFactor might not be the most recent sim racing title anymore, this massive and carefully-crafted mod will be a perfect reason to give it another go!

  • Chris Wright

    This mod has been my personal sim racing holy grail for at least half a decade. To say patience is a virtue in this instance would be as big an understatement as stating that Daniel Ricciardo has slightly exceeded expectations at Red Bull this season πŸ™‚

    Being an rF1 mod, AI behavior will be a major concern, although it appears to demonstrate pretty impeccable manners in this very short video, save for one dodgy looking track departure.

    I won’t be holding my breath for a release any time soon but it’s great to see what has been such an enormous undertaking continuing to progress.

    An eventual port to AC would, of course, be very welcome indeed.

    • Growler

      All we need now is GTX5 to be released as well….

      • http://www.virtua-lm.cm/ Freddy Stapersma

        yeah…….. Senior team put it on hold for a while. πŸ™

    • http://www.virtua-lm.cm/ Freddy Stapersma

      AC port will not be done as far as i know.. or it must have a system in place that allowes 24 hour races, years, track specific cars, upgrades.
      for a coule of those it is still a no.
      RF2 has all of those but a worthless UI system, dx9 system. only some other features that is for a team like ours perfect.

  • melanieuk1

    Rob the frontpage headline for this news reads:
    “The VirtualR Junior Team has released a new preview video of their GTPC mod for rFactor.”

    πŸ™‚

  • Pandamasque

    Looks like some kinda terrorist group hacked into the circuit PA system to use the latest in audio WMDs on the poor race fans.

    Cars look good though.

  • melanieuk1

    I’m just wondering which will get released first

    GTPC by Virtua_LM Junior Team or KartSim by Zach Griffin πŸ™‚

    • Joshua Healy

      Let the race begin! Haha

  • Gerardo
  • Brandon Lee Moore

    MY EARS!!!!

  • Ken Izuchukwu

    Hopefully they allow the mod to be converted to Assetto Corsa, or a SIM with decent AI. Been in development for 10 years or what?

    • olddarth

      Game stock car Extreme would be the perfect fit for this.

    • Misha O’B

      Well if you want it to be converted to a sim with decent AI then it wont be AC…. Truly shocking AI in that title. Though to be fair it is slightly better than its first iteration. Still shocking though.

    • RichardHessels

      The biggest reason AI is lame in rFactor is because most tracks have bad AI files. GSC based on the same engine has much better AI. Also SImbin’s sims had quite good AI.

    • http://www.virtua-lm.cm/ Freddy Stapersma

      8 years…………….. way to long….

  • Blatant Abuse

    LOL, great taste in cars, horrible taste in…sounds that come out of speakers. (music? No.)

  • Professional Operator

    The music is ugly

    Project cancelled.

    πŸ˜€

  • Professional Operator

    anyway the AI looks very good. Would be nice trying this thing before year 2054 you know πŸ™‚

    • http://www.virtua-lm.cm/ Freddy Stapersma

      Nope. This year if all goes well..

  • gt3rsr

    This is for true motorsport lovers. I love the Group B cars in the mix. But I wonder how many people will really appreciate this monstrous project. I love historic, especially sportscar, racing (WSC1970 (does anyone still play this?), DRM, HistorX…) but most people like to play stuff like modern F1 etc… (which I find rather uninspiring)

    • Ghoults

      Well ac is very different in this regard. In most sims the f1 cars have always been super twitchy, super rails on corner types of car which really isn’t the case when you watch the real f1 cars going around the track slidding and sliding just like any other car. No matter what year. Powersliding out of slow corners with ease, going through the middle speed corners in 4 wheel slides etc.

      So for that reason I have always disliked the f1 cars in most sims. But in assetto corsa the exos for example is very drivable car that has the nkpro style of feel which accepts the fact that to drive a f1 car on the limit it slides. Sometimes more, sometimes less. And this is coming from historix fan :).

    • http://batman-news.com Leeman

      “I love historic, especially sportscar, racing (WSC1970 (does anyone still play this?), DRM, HistorX…)” As a matter of fact, yes, I love the WSC70 mod and DRM Revival 2.0 might be my favorite of all time. I haven’t tried HistorX but I heard that one is being re-done for one of the current gen sims, though the mod-maker hasn’t revealed which sim just yet.

  • F1Racer

    I see what you guys mean about the music. This video didn’t even need any. Some vids need not be a showcase for what the video author likes musically.
    Still, thankfully it hasn’t diminished my anticipation for this mod.

    • http://www.virtua-lm.cm/ Freddy Stapersma

      Sorry for the music you hear.. this was a rwas sample vid for someone.
      I need that when I am bug seaching.. so boooring

      • F1Racer

        No worries πŸ™‚ It’s a small, insignificant price to pay for what you guys are doing and have done for our community.

  • Arie Beuker, de

    I love the looks of these cars. I did turn down the volume though.

    • http://www.virtua-lm.cm/ Freddy Stapersma

      yeah sorry about that πŸ™‚

  • sobaphen

    Music reminds me of Ridge Racer Revolution on PS1. Nice mod BTW.

  • MrNone

    congrats… 10 years of teaser

    • http://www.virtua-lm.cm/ Freddy Stapersma

      yes we know……. other option was to throw it into the trash bin..
      Nah…..

  • Gui

    I’d love to see this converted to GSCE before making its way into rF2 and AC.

    • RKipker

      This is Great news and I really appreciate the guys working at this and all the time they’ve put in it….! THANKS.

      Now, I’m with you, please allow for someone to convert to GSCx, as it will fall on a dying game with rfactor…. sadly.

      • Gui

        It is great news indeed, honestly I purchased rFactor back in the day due to this. At the time I believed it to be a conversion of the existing – fantastic back then – Prototype C mod in its original basic form. It is sad to lose the big boys from the late 80s-early 90s but it’s nice to at least get a couple of lovely prototypes here.

        Judging from the video maybe the external car skins are mostly finished and perhaps cockpits too, but the drivers and helmets will likely further delay this. Still looking forward to it :).

      • http://www.virtua-lm.cm/ Freddy Stapersma

        no the helmets will not delay as we desided not to do all of them. πŸ˜‰
        interiors are all ready too.

  • RichardHessels

    Wow.. this music is totally inappropriate…
    Some epic 80’s tune would be much more fitting.

    • http://www.virtua-lm.cm/ Freddy Stapersma

      true.. as I said in the original topic I was listening to this music while bughunting. πŸ˜‰

  • AL_D

    Great stuff! i enjoyed playing this mod 8 years ago in RF1! One of the best experience in prototype driving! Would be really great if someone could make a mod like this for the next GEN games but with state of the art 3d models! πŸ™‚

  • Elliott Skeer

    Could you imagine this mod with Assetto Corsa’s turbo model <3

    • RichardHessels

      Yes.. somewhere in the next decade…

    • jonnyboy99

      #instawant

    • http://www.virtua-lm.cm/ Freddy Stapersma

      no to low poly.. wont happen..
      sam as we ditched the F1C cars.. they where to low poly for Rfactor we thought..

      • Professional Operator

        There are much more important things than a couple of poligons. With Assetto Corsa shaders it will looks good.

      • http://www.virtua-lm.cm/ Freddy Stapersma

        We will see I cannot test AC as my graphics card is not DX11….
        I did buy it already. πŸ˜‰

  • faybn

    The Chinese Democracy of Mods.

    • jonnyboy99

      donΒ΄t get the joke can you explaim? (no offense)

      • faybn

        Chinese Democracy is an album by Guns’n Roses, which was being talked and worked on since the mid 90s but was finished and published not until 2008. πŸ˜‰

      • http://www.virtua-lm.cm/ Freddy Stapersma

        LOL so true.. πŸ™‚ greetings discocandy Virtua_lm.

  • rci808

    It has been a pleasure working with these gentlemen on the beta testing program for this mod.

    I’m sure you all will be pleased with the final product.

    • Professional Operator

      If we are still alive, when they’ll release it. πŸ™‚

      • http://www.virtua-lm.cm/ Freddy Stapersma

        Will you die in a “couple” of month”s”??

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