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Historic GT & Touring Car 1.9 – Released

Team HistorX has released their Historic GT & Touring Car 1.9 mod for rFactor, introducing the successor to one of the most popular rFactor mods of all time.

Team HistorX has released their Historic GT & Touring Car 1.9 mod for rFactor, introducing the successor to one of the most popular rFactor mods of all time.

Released back in 2008, the first version of Historic GT & Touring Car is still a favorite in the community due to the endless amount of care & details that is packed into this mod.

The team has improved the first version with new physics, sounds, liveries and most importantly, plenty of all-new scratch-made cars for even more historic racing fun.

  • Approximately 750 liveries.
  • New physics for all cars. The 65s cars have been completely redone. 76s and LM72 have been improved but are similar to what you found in v1.
  • Improved Force Feedback (powered by RealFeel plugin).
  • Realistic shifting behavior (powered by Grinding Tranny mod).
  • New sounds for many of the cars.
  • A lot of new cars: including a lot of models not included in GTL and hundreds of new liveries.
  • New and more flexible classes system.
  • Race standings support racing categories (classes) now.
  • Improved user interface.
  • Now ALT+TAB can be used to switch between the game and Windows Desktop.
  • And more!

Along with the download links to the mod, you can find the mod’s 48-page manual below. It’s very much recommended to consult the manual as it’s packed with controller settings and other helpful stuff that is needed to make most of this stunning mod.

Important: Since the mod uses content from Simbin’s GT Legends as base, a legal copy of GT Legends is required for the installation!

[toggle title=”Click here for the full Readme”] HistorX Mod Team
Gonzas: Integration, Testing, Comedian
Graag: Skins manager
Grasshopper: Models, Testing
Hugh Jarse: Showroom, Testing, Skins
Munty: Skins guru
Papagis: Models, Textures
NotLaw: Models, Testing
Rantam: User Interface, Testing, Installer, Manual, P.R., Models, Textures
Wolferl: Car sounds, Testing
Yutja: AI
Yoshimura: Physics, Testing

Techade: Realfeel Force Feedback
Richard Jackett: Grindding tranny

Physics Consultant
Niels At Home: Physics Guru

New Members

Former Members
BradK: Models, skins, cockpits
CharleeSkywalker(DinoLover): Models
Falkrum: Mercedes SLR models & textures
JorgeAraujo: Models, forum videos
Juju: Models, textures (We really hope you`re doing fine!)
Eric Bugs: Skins
Jules327: Skins
Hompe: Skins [/toggle]

[boxdownload]Download Historic GT & Touring Car 1.9 Mirror 1 Here[/boxdownload] [boxdownload]Download Historic GT & Touring Car 1.9 Manual Here[/boxdownload] [boxdownload]Download Historic GT & Touring Car 1.9 Mirror 2 Here[/boxdownload] [boxdownload]Download Historic GT & Touring Car 1.9 Torrent Mirror Here[/boxdownload]
  • Noel Hibbard

    We need a torrent… we need a torrent.

    • Ricardo Rebelo

      Will it be released as just an update for version 1.0?

      • Rantam

        No, is not compatible at all with v1.0.

        That means it’s going to be released just as a full version, sorry.


    • Jorge Azcoitia

      Someone has already shared the torrent that we released a few minutes ago in our official facebook page a few posts above 😉

      • Noel Hibbard

        Thanks for the heads up. 4hours is much better then 11. 🙂 I will seed when I am done.

  • Borut Verbancic

    Yes, i will not get sleep tonight. Thanks for all your effort. This will be best possible good bye for rfactor.

  • Justin Schmidt

    big thank you to the historx team. 

  • Jonathon P Selley

    Well that’s me not getting any sleep or food till Chrstmas day lol. I mite as well get a bucket by my PC so that’s toilet duties taken care of too lol

  • Robert Gödicke

    Almost 3GB… Holy mother! =D
    Got 2 league races in the next 2 days, so I’ll be able to check this out later.

    Interested in the Trans Ams. Let’s see. 🙂

  • Madcowie Cowie

    Fantastic, loved the old mod so Im sure I will like this. This bit interests me though and how did you fix it? “Now ALT+TAB can be used to switch between the game and Windows Desktop.”

    • Rantam

      Well, Gonzas could give you a more accurate description of how he did it. But i think he started removing animations (wheels, for example).


      Ps. Thanks for your nice words. I have to admit that for me you were kind of a guru when i didn’t  know anything about modding yet. So thanks twice 😉

  • Alex White

    43 Days left on my download! 😀 

    Seriously, I don’t mind waiting (For a new Mirror), This will be awesome 🙂

    Thanks to those who made it 🙂

    • Rantam

      Two mirrors for the moment and a torrent file being seeded at full steam. More coming, keep an eye on our download thread:

      Enjoy it! 🙂

      • Alex White

        Excellent, Thank You 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Team HistorX for your dedication and perseverance with this mod.  You’re part of what makes this community great.  Congrats!

  • Skara Koska


    Thanks to all the Historic GT team!!

  • Justin Schmidt
  • Anonymous

    Thankyou to everybody involved in HistorX, for your hard work and dedication.
    I can finally now use the copy of GT Legends I bought for just pounds, thanks to the notice I also received here at Virtualr. This community wins!

  • Anonymous

     Thank YOU HistorX for all your hard work and time you put in this mod!

    I think I will not get alot of sleep tonight 😀

  • Adam Špaček

    Xmas comes early this year 🙂

    Thank you HistorX team!

    • Anonymous

      I think for the last few years we always get the best mods just as early Xmas presents! 😀 

      Aside that this is the ONLY reason I installed rfactor again, torrent should be done in 15 min so hope it’s gonna be insanely fun! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Thank you to all at HistorX for my early Christmas pressie.  I will read through the manually carefully and set this thing up just as described with a new install.  

    This is going to be epic!

  • Wish Bone

    Looking forward to checking out this ARTWORK. Much appreciated!!!

    Something funny as a side note… I went to the the first mirror and what pops up? Some naked chick as the poster’s avatar on the forum post the link goes to. Not really something I want popping up on my work computer but I have gotten used to covering the avatars on race sim forums for this reason.

    • Rantam

      Doh! Sorry, not our fault! 🙂

    • Nabil Abdool

      if i tried downloading anything at work i’d be fired! you are one lucky dude!

  • Pandamasque

    I guess now I won’t see my family till Spring 🙂 Thank you HistorX!

  • Diego Colafabio

    thanks guys for your hard work! downloading now, thanks god for the Torrent! 😀

    • Anonymous

      Hmmm,  torrent isnt working for me at all.  0 seeds, 0 peers 🙁

      • Diego Colafabio

        Here it works perfectly! downloading at 220-250kb/s (for now lol).

      • Anonymous

        It warms my heart to know that 🙂  Didn’t make mine work though.

      • Gusztav Buchhalter

        Had the same problem half an hour ago, updated my obsolete µTorrent and
        it works now (≈450 kB/s). Still, not sure what was the cause.

      • Diego Colafabio

        I’m sorry, i’m using uTorrent and i don’t have problems at all. Try to install it if you’re using an other program or..just update it 😉

      • Anonymous

        It’s ok Diego,  I’m using one of the mirrors and getting only about 230k/s but I think I can wait it out and just play it tomorrow.   

  • Constantine Puffie

    Thank you to the team wholeheartedly! I have been running through all the cars and it makes me end up like a kid at the pick n’ mix candy shop! OMG… Thank you Rantam, Jorge and the rest of the team! Speechless… Let my driving do the talking… May the engines roar like there’s no day or night! 😀

  • Ron Sandrin

    The installation doesn’t recognize the GTLegends  downloaded from Raceroom. Could you please help with this problem.

    • Anonymous

      You can if you have WinRar select both files and click ‘add to ”HistoricGTv19.rar”

  • Wim Bries

    TOP release

  • Jim Slimjim Cassi

    wow 4 hours to download a guys got to do it better than this if you want people to use the mod…lol

    • Art J

      Oh, c’mon Jim. They would have to $hit with money to provide server fast enough to cope with “day-1-gimme-download-hysteria”. Tomorrow it’s gonna settle down I guess. Plus, the new mirrors are comin’ up. Anyway, with files of this size, torrent’s always the way to go!

  • Vladimir Rakita

    Thank you for great mod, I am looking forward to try this one…

  • Eduardo Kissilevitch

    Damn 2.96GB of download and says that the version of the file was not compatible with my windows. Any suggestions thx. for the mod guys.

  • Hompe Mozzarella

    Excellent birthday and christmas present!!!!!

    Thanks HistorX

  • numrollen2000

    New Mirror ->

  • Marco Conti

    According to my torrent, mine will be downloaded in about 3 weeks and 2 days. I am hoping it will be a bit faster than that 🙂

  • Davor Mirkovic

    Is version 2.0 release planned for rF2?

    • Dan Abbitt

      That’s the idea, I believe!

      • noro ardanto

        Would be fantastic seeing this mod in rF2!

  • Kalle Parviainen

    Nice, you don’t need GTL DVD. Just right click on the exe files and select Extract here. Extract the .7zip file you get and copy the files to your rFactor directory. Easy.

    • Johannes Rojola

      Thanks! My GTL DVD was scratched 🙁

      • Chris McLellan

        I have GTL installed but my dvd is ruined also…so I guess it’s a no go for me 🙁

      • Anonymous

        Use winrar or winzip, right-click the files and press ‘extract’ or ‘add to’

      • Rantam

        Go to We’ll talk about that there.


  • Justin Schmidt

    first impression. no words cant move my jaw up to say something.
    it took me almost an hour to pick a car. drove with 3 of them now. sound, feel, look all marvelous. gotta get back in there now. (that maserati birdcage is a beast)
    i seed that torrent non stop the next days.

  • Richard Hessels

    So looking forward to install it, only the low amount of good seeders is holding it’s installment back.

    Only a few are seeding substantially, many others are seeding sub 3kb sec.
    I leave my 6mbit upload on on as much as i can, hopefully it helps the cause.

  • John King

    Okay why in gods name when i jump into the new mercedes benz does my steering wheel shake violently almost destroying my desk?  Do I need to spend ages fiddling about with feedback settings etc?  They were perfect on the old version of the mod.

    Second of all, why when i shift up and down gears using auto shifter with paddles on my g27 does the drivers head shake like crazy making it look like i’ve been hit by an earthquake on the track.

    Driving around using my clutch manually and shifting doesn’t seem to cause an issue but when i use the paddles, my camera goes ballistic.

    • Richard Hessels

      Go into the game, the Settings Menu > Controller > Rates. Adjust Head Movement down.
      Alternatively, you can go into your rFactor/UserData//.plr file and manipulate this value under “Graphics Options”:Cockpit Vibration Mult1=”1.00000″ (make it a lower value).

    • Rantam

      That’s probably an issue with grinding tranny mod. Try mapping the neutral key to some other key. If it’s not mapped try mapping it to N.

      The camera may go ballistic, but you’re going a bit too also 🙂


      • John King

        That fixed the issue with my view shaking and i’ve had to mess with my feedback rates to get the wheel to stop destroying my desk.

        Trouble is now my padels don’t seem to work.  I can only shift into first and reverse from neutral and it gets stuck

      • Rantam

        Do you really want to use the paddles and automatic shifting to drive old cars? and having a G27? Well, Ok. Up to you but you’ll miss part of the magic of racing these cars 🙂

        Anyway, It looks like you’re just not shifting gears properly. If you don’t want to use Grinding Tranny mod just remove that .dll and buy the upgrade for 2 pedals sets and follow the instructions on the screen.Regards

      • John King

        Okay, I’ll look into it.

        I’ll probably end up manual shifting just to save messing around with the mod.

        Thanks for your help!

  • Nick Rammos

    Models, textures, sounds etc astonishing, no need to even mention those as I think it was a given judging from pics and v1.0. 

    But seriously now… How did you do it? I honestly believed that the rFactor engine simply does not have the capacity for physics like these. Congrats, without doubt the most epic mod in rFactor’s history. And I’m not even particularly interested in historic cars. 

  • Anonymous

    All posts dealing with bypassing the GTL check will be deleted!

    I can’t believe some people. The team worked for over three years (!) on this mod and you can’t respect their basic wishes in return? 

    Jesus, GTL sells for like 3 bucks …

    • Anonymous

      Right with ya Montoya.   There’s just no respect from some, just gimme gimme gimme.

    • Anonymous

      Well I had to do it the ‘illegal’ way as the installer didnt install the mod properly, and yes I do own a physical copy of GTL…

      • Rantam

        The usual way of dealing with that is asking for help. Not just to get it, but to point out that there’re issues. Doing we could fix the problem and that may help other people having the issue to get a proper solution.

        Other option is just keeping that ‘illegal” way for yourself. If you know it’s illegal, then you already now that spreading that out is not really the best thing you can do.
        But, does this really need to be explained? :)Regards

      • Anonymous

        Well I didnt know it was illegal, and I hate .exe’s for mods, also youve put in so much time on this that one thinks there isnt any simbin left which makes it a bit useless to have the check.

        But sure Ill play along, sorry for stirring the pot too vigorously!

      • Timo Pohjosaho

        I don’t remember exact number, but I estimate that about 70% of the cars are using 3D-model from GTL. So the DVD-check is necessary.

  • Skara Koska

    I have to thank you guys again…amazing work!!

    Had no problems at all with the ffb, realfeel, etc – great manual

    Top mod…you guys deserve a reward of some kind!

    Excelent work! Congratulations! I was worth the wait…

  • Anonymous

    Thank you  very much for this briliant mod! Love driving the slower cars and some insanity needed for the quick ones! Really nice and thanks again, hours of fun on Targa again!

  • Robert Gödicke

    I just finished a lap on Targa Florio in the Dodge Challenger, heel ‘n toeing all the way. What a blast! Thank you guys!

  • Anonymous

    Retro Rock’s …cheers..tasty mod !

  • Ľuboš Dado

    great mod I love new cortina but I have problem with aston martin and some other cars that were not in gtl. when I see 10 or more on screen weird glitches start to appear like missing steering wheel textures flicker invisible parts and 3-5 fps but when only 9 of them are on the screen I have 50+ fps without problems

    • Richard Hessels

      Out of memory, put your graphic details down.

      Or use the 64bit patch for usage of more memory.

  • Anonymous

    Having a little problem here.   Did a clean install of rF-lite, pointed my tracks to my original rF install, installed the mod, made the tweaks as per manual (but disabling grinding tranny mod).

    I can get to track and drive just fine, all good.  But as soon as I press ESC to go back to the garage menu, I get a CTD with ‘rFactor has stopped working’.   🙁

    • Anonymous

      And if I can recommend a great track for this mod, head on to rFactorcentral and grab ‘El Viejo Anillo Norte 1.000’.  Brilliant track, great flow and real good for mods like this.

    • Gusztav Buchhalter

      The two of us are kind of bound to be running into same problems these last couple of hours, first with the torrent and now this :-).

      Anyways, same here. CTD trying to leave the track, as soon as I press the Escape button. rF-Lite clean install, WinXP, Grinding Tranny disabled. We should probably post this on HistorX forum. Couldn’t find any v1.9 bug thread there … maybe later.

      Physics-wise, after trying couple of cars … the FFB is sublime and new sounds rock, will most probably need couple of weeks to really check all the cars thoroughly. Amazing job, thanks a lot HistorX Team and see you online over the holidays!

      • Anonymous

        Gusztav,  it seems we have a potential solution to the problem !   🙂

        Read here…

        I haven’t tried it yet but I’m very optimistic that it will work.  Good luck.

      • Gusztav Buchhalter

        It works, thanks a lot!

      • Anonymous

        Your welcome.  It worked for me too.   Now we can both enjoy this kicker of a mod.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much to everyone involved. The best mod of all time just got much better.

  • Justin ForzaBarça Cruze

    *Searches frantically for GTL disc*

    Screenshots look bloody fantastic!

  • Sergey Yashin

    When I press race and enter the car, my wheel starts to shake really hard when it’s in center. Only if I turn the wheel sideways it stops to shake and rumble. I don’t want to lower wheel force.. How do I solve this issue?

    • Sergey Yashin

      I noticed it only happenes with the mercedes. other cars seem to be fine…

  • Daniel Strowe

    Of all the times for me to discover I’ve used up my rFactor renewals…

    I’ll have to wait and see if Trymedia allows me some more renewals before I can comment. Argh, I want to try it…

    • Richard Hessels

      Over the years due to hardware upgrades my renewals are also used up.

      Asked ISI to reset them, no answer at all.

      So i searched a bit for a solution
      There is a downloadable “fixed” .exe for this problem.
      That’s about as far as i want to go here.
      But that should give a good hint.

  • numrollen2000

    !Everytime! i use “gear up” there is a message popping up. I use the 3rd method and mift my foot, i dont have a clutch peddal.

    • Anonymous

      If you don’t have clutch pedal, don’t use grinding tranny mod which comes with this mod. If you can’t shift, it’s active.

      • numrollen2000

        I can shift, it only appears a message. I cant remember the message, i will post it tonight in the historicX Forum.

      • Anonymous

        OK but still there is no reason for you to use that mod…

  • Jim Slimjim Cassi

    i had a few guys online driving the Trans Am cars, and we all agreed that it felt like driving in the snow…… everything in slow motion.. no sense of speed what so ever.. fun drive though.
    this was only in the TA cars.. nothing else was tested.

  • Juhan Voolaid

    What a waste. Lot of work, but majority cannot appreciate it.

    When creating it to rF2, please get rid of simbin’s content, so others, who don’t have the GT Legends game, can also check it out.

    I actually hope, that rF2 mod manager won’t allow such bs.

    For folks, who say that it only costs 3 bucks. I don’t buy what I don’t need. I have already too much stuff. In fact, I don’t need this mod, just would be nice to check it out.

    • Richard Hessels

      If you take out the simbin part, not so many cars are left over.

      • numrollen2000

        GTL Serialcode is already out for free. Same with GTR2.


        So still a protection is necessary?

      • Gonzalo Rodriguez Sastre

        Hi everybody!

        diferences between opinion and facts:

        — Opinion: “If you take out the simbin part, not so many cars are left over”.

        — Facts : there are 20 new scratch made models, modifications of Simbin cars are not included in that number.
         those 20 scratch made models have 25 new soundsets, 35 diferent sets of physics and over 300 skins.


    • abbe_formel1

      If you don’t need the mod then why complain?

  • Anonymous

    Why must I have a virus NOW???? This mod looks spectacular, and of course I get to look at a nice long avast! Boot-log….

    And that’s the problem modding rFactor, scanning just that folder alone takes about 3 hours, no matter what program I use to scan it with!

    • Rantam

      couldn’t resist to click the “Like” button. That’s simply the best complain EVER 😀

      Ps. There’s no virus in the installer. I know because i did it 😉

  • Chris McLellan

    Hi mum it’s Chris, sorry but i wont be back for Christmas.
    I know you’ll understand mum, the new HGT+TC mod for rFactor has just been released..
    OK sorry we wont see you have a good Christmas, probably see you next year..
    I don’t think so their 2.0 version for rFactor 2 will be out then…

    Seriously guys thank a mod for rFactor hands down…Merry Christmas!

    • Anonymous

      Or Merry HistorXmas 🙂


    Hands down, best mod ever made for rfactor!     Hours and hours of fun ahead.   

    Thank you HistorX team.   Best Xmas present ever! 

  • R. Snyder

    Links for the download of Historic GT/ 1.9 aren’t working. What gives???

    • Rantam

      Some work for me. Others are being fixed though. Not our servers so there’s not a lot of things we can do about that.

      Anyway the Torrent download is the fastest by far (Lot of seeds). I’d strongly suggest using it.


      • TRIPP

        Yes i think so also

    • Richard Hessels

      I’ve been seeding many gigabytes trough bittorent at almost my fullbandwith for since yesterday already.

      The amount of good seeders is growing steadily.

      Still i notice that quite a lot of people stop their torrent as soon as they downloaded the files.

  • Nabil Abdool

    Thanks guys! This prompted me to finally go out buy a new gaming PC! Cant wait to run huge fields @ max res!

    $2500 later… still downloading @ 10kb/s…. so in about 3 weeks i’ll be good to go 🙂

    • Rantam

      Get the torrent! There A LOT of seeders 🙂


    • numrollen2000

      I postet already another hoster:

      New Mirror

  • Coen van den Nulft

    Great work guys! But the installer doesn’t work for me, the progress bar stops at 61% when installing part 2 all the time…it says there is an error with the 7zip file, can someone help me?

    • Borut Verbancic

      Download part 2 again, but from some different source, like:

    • Philip Antonia

      Also make sure you have a few gigs of space on your windows drive as it has to expand the installer first b4 installing. The 2nd part is nearly twice the size of part 1 and needs more temporary space during the install process!!

      I know it sounds silly, but I have quite a small partition for Windows and as I hadn’t cleaned up the drive I didn’t have enough space at the first attempt and got a zip error, but removing temp files etc clearing nearly 2 gigs and it installed fine afterwards :).

      • Coen van den Nulft

        That indeed was the problem, i didn’t had enough disk space on my C drive, so i enlarged the partition with 2 gigs and it worked! So thank you very much! 

  • Trux1

    Loved version 1.0 downloading 1.9 via Torrent now.. Will seed once downloaded

  • 6e66o

    Great job Team HistorX!
    Keep it up in rF2 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Awesome work guys! Classic cars, immersive and realistic interiors, throaty engine roar, controlling the wheel spin on turn exit, countersteering to balance the car… wow! all this just on pit row exit!

    honestly, this mod will become legendary!

  • David BEHAL

    Very nice mod for the few cars i have tried so far.

    Just one thing i had to disable Grinding Tranny plugin, it was causing awful shakes in all onboard cams at all shifts making the game totally unplayable, not a big isue for me though as the first thing i always do with all mods is deleting all unnecessary plugins.

    By the way what’s the use of bass.dll ? it is not documented in the manual.

    • Jorge Azcoitia

      Hi, this is the typical bug of using a 2-pedal or no H-shifter steering setup. For any of those, yeah, better have it uninstalled. Or else, not having the neutral key mapped. which if you do, should solve the problem 😉

      • David BEHAL

        Given the highly hazardous stability of rfactor with third party plugins i usually keep only those which are absolutely required, i’m not very fan of CTDs happenning in the middle of several hours races.

        Hope that rfactor2 will be better in handling plugins.

      • Richard Hessels

        It’s not ISI’s fault people write bad code in plugins

  • Anonymous

    I get a message that gmotor 2 error opening any car mas file.  I escape around that and get the same error when loading a track.  I have multicar.mas file in the vehicle directory.
    Any suggestions?

    • Anonymous

      Problem solved by Rantam, Site Admin at HistorX.  rFactor was loading “all tracks and vehicles” including the pace car.  I removed the three ANY DEV lines from the RFM folder and it’s running with no problems.

  • cee cee

    Hi, having problems with the mod, have not had time to eat or drink anything, GF is now extremely angry (peace at last) etc.
    Nothing less than fantastic ! The hours, days and months of work ooze out in quality.
    Installed perfectly on a fresh rFactor, did the necessary manual and PLR/FF changes.
    I tried my usual cars on the usual circuits and was mindblown by how smooth and polished everything is now. Amazing.
    Will take me way into next year to try all cars and probably wil need a new GF afterwards 🙂
    Thanks a million guys, great job.
    And…Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year from all of us thankful enthusiasts !

  • rui silva

    can anyone be as kind as to make me a ” Bandit” skin for the Firebird ^^, its Xmas be kind heheheh

  • Pork Hunt Racing

    great mod, possibly the greatest. this will no doubt inspire other modders which is great for us all.

    you guys worked your magic on this one. thank you! 🙂

    i take back every negative comment i ever said about this mod taking way too long lol

    where can i donate?

  • Gerardo

    Anyone have a calendar?, I need one to take my laptimes with the sprite. 🙂

    • Steven Ciofalo

      You may have a laugh.. But the downhill of the Transfagarasan highway.. I would take nothing else. 50ish HorsePower is plenty.

  • Holger H

    Where are the Porsches 934 RSR?

    • Jorge Azcoitia

      We decided against releasing it by now. We are waiting for a proper reproduction of the Turbo [lag in the] engines to be able to get the best of releasing a car with those characteristics for rFactor 2.

  • numrollen2000

    Yesterday i got on a server. Trained about 50min, quali about 15min and on race my motor blew up after 3 corners, my friends blew up after 2 laps (he already killed his engine in training), both with the GTO 250 and 330. Raced on the same server with some other cars, nothing happend with the engine. I have only 2 peddales and i lift my food on gear changes. Is Ferrari this hard to drive? Never get to ~9000rpm (dont remember where the red begins)?

    Btw. where can i find the best rpm driven for the car and where stand the best brake temps?

    • Jorge Azcoitia

      You should have read the manual before asking this… I hope you did read it for a proper install an configuration.

      There is info on this regard there, although I will elaborate here so that you can all know more about the engine’s use. The new mod has a completely new approach to engine durability. 
      This applies to all cars in the 1.9 version: The engine will give its best and will last for 30h approximately as long as you drive it BELOW the max power range (which you can check when you select the car in the main menu). Once your engine is revving (either coasting or accelerating) above those max power revs, the engine will get damaged (the worse the higher the revs, of course). 

      We recommend for the ultimate performance to shift around 500rpm after the max power revs, but this will reduce the engine life to around what a regular 2-4h race takes (if you don’t have any miss-shifts!). This 500rpm above max power will also be represented by changing the background of the rFactor UI gear indicator in the tachometer from yellow to red.

      Oh, and if you want to know how much time it takes to break an engine as fast as possible, all of the engines have been tuned to self-destroy once you have been revving as many revs they can take for about 3 seconds (varies slightly from each engine). 

      We have done this to make the users engine-caring conscious as you would in real life. I hope this adds more to the immersion that we have pushed for in all the aspects of the game. 😉  

      • numrollen2000

        Did you really read my comment? I always changed gears early enough (when red appears, mostly 200-300rpm earlier). I drove about 10 cars yesterday and i never killed the engine, except the GTO and this one too fast (in race).

      • TRIPP

        numrollen2000  i host servers and notice this problem in v1,01 that to much high rpm does that engine crash !

        I  solved that i set mech failure to off in servers i host.
        I now most drivers anyway in public servers not like that the engine died in the race.
        They not join server again if that happends every race.

        I now that modder wanna do the mod so realistic as possible and it is 😉

        But as a hoster of servers i set servers to try get as many as possible enjoy to race.
        If that is , allow abs tc aoutoshifting no restrict to have cockpit view it is fine.

        All drivers can use what they like so better have more options then less then it is up to each drivers set/have what he like 🙂 

        I get a server up called  ! Race Every 30 Minutes ! with Mid Ohio Track just public no liga server 

  • Chris McLellan

    Is anyone else finding some cars have no ffb? Whilst I do get feedback from curbs etc the is no sense of tyres on the road with some cars. For example the Escort feels great whereas I can’t feel anything in all the american muscle cars. Also I have been able to solve a few issues by reversing ffb with realfeel control keyboard shortcuts. Any ideas people…because this is spoiling what is obviously a fantastic mod.

    • Jorge Azcoitia

      Hi, have you installed the controller settings as recommended in the manual?

    • Gonzalo Rodriguez Sastre

      you have to use the realfeel.ini file provided with the mod, 1.9 version is not compatible with your settings of the 1.0,

  • Joe Stalans

    Downloading now at my full speed (only 1.5). I’ll keep my pc going and do some sharing of this great mod. Will not get to try it out probably till next weekend though.

  • Anonymous

    Well I finally had the chance to try out a few more cars on different tracks.   The AMC Javelin around Laguna Seca was… 🙂     The Sprite is really, well, spritely.  Not so quick on the straights but it handled sector 2 of Interlagos very nice.

    So… how do you go about thanking a bunch of guys who have worked for 3 years to bring us this top quality mod for free ?    The amount of work that has going into this has certainly been worth the effort because this has to be the finest rF mod out there, without any disrespect to any of the other many brilliant mods that rF has been graced with.

    To think that this will come again in rFactor 2 in what will probably be a yet again improved version is really something to be looking forward too.   Racing these muscle cars in the wet is going to be a handful.

    I can think of nothing else other than to say a HUGE thanks to all at HistorX for their time, effort and dedication in bringing us this sizable mod to feed our addiction.
    I will always be primarily an F1 fan when it comes to sim racing, but mods like this can happily drag me away from the confines of an F1 cockpit.    I will be playing this for a long time to come.
    Happy Christmas HistorX and thanks for the Xmas pressie !

    • rui silva

      i was looking for a way to do this , well here it is F1Racer_RR style ^^ you hit the bullseye

    • Henry Callahan

      how do you disable the head shaking while in the cockpit views? it’s
      super annoying outside of this mod.

  • Ricoo

    When I see the shit needed to make the FFB works, it makes me want to subscribe to iRacing… I give up for tonight, I will launch GT Legends instead. I hate rFactor.

    • Anonymous

      Ricoo, I think I’ve read in a couple places various solution to the head shaking.   You might want to have a look over on the HistorX forum also, it’s loaded with info like this.
      If not, maybe create a post in the General Support section and it will likely be answered pretty quickly as mine was when I was gettings CTDs – they had me sorted in no time.

      Did you follow the procedures in the manual for setting up of the FFB ?

      I’m pretty sure your issues are solvable so don’t fret too much.  

      • Ricoo

        Thanks for input. I looked the manual too fast and was not in mood for more. Any way I will soon uninstall rFactor so I don’t want to loose too much time with it.

      • Anonymous

        You mean ‘lose’.    But that’s a shame because you will be missing out on such a great mod here.   I cannot imagine why a sim-racer who owns rFactor with all its myriad of mods, would even consider uninstalling it.     Well, enjoy whatever it is you race with.

      • Ricoo

        I race with GSC, nKPro, GTR Evo/Race On/STCC 1 and 2, GT Legends, F1 2011, Project CARS, SimRaceWay, LFS, Dirt 3,… I have 20 mods and 200 addon tracks for GTR Evo…

    • David BEHAL

      For the head shake the solution is simple and fast :either disable or even delete the tranny plugin in the rfactor’s plugins subdirectory, it will solve it. (you can also read the manual, all that is explained in it 😉 )

      For the FFB “issue” almost every good mods (crappy ones will always feel crappy whatever you could do)  works well with a good FFB settings and these setting are almost always the same for all so if you already have FFB settings that are satisfying to you why do you want to change them ?

      For myself i already have a good (for me) setting for the ffb that is working very well (again for me) for all good mods and almost never change anything in it.
      Hate realfeel (not real at all for me) and the non ending twiddling required to have it working just not too bad for each car so i personally never use it, built in rfactor ffb could have the same or even a better feeling when set up correctly and will work fine for every car of every (good) mod (but it could takes time to find YOUR good setting)

      As for the head shake issue read the manual, lot of good settings are indicated in it, you can also refer to the Endurance Series mod manual which have very good settings that will work fine with a lot of (good) mods in it. (caution with realfeel as settings are different for every car of every mod, that precisely why i hate this thing, with a racing game i just want to race not to loose hours trying to adjust my wheel)

    • Rantam

      Solving those issues is just a matter of taking a few minutes to read, but i understand why that is too much for some people.

      In your case i don’t really see the point of getting this mod. You already explained the reason quite well. It must be like having a gherkin sanwdich when you already know you don’t like gherkins. And then you go and complain about that sandwich being awful.

      There’s no need to say much more, but the sandwich doesn’t seem to be the problem here.. enjoy GTL, isn’t it a great game? 😉

  • Mike Oppenheimer

    Fantastic Work all involved! Only sampled a few cars around Road America, but it was very enjoyable.

    For one of the first times in a multi car mod, you can really feel that each car has different power and your driving style needs to reflect that.

    Thanks all!

    • Anonymous

      Oooh I forgot about trying these at Road America !    I`ll be visiting there the next time I fire this mod up (when I wake up tomorrow) 🙂

  • rui silva

    Rantam !!!! i think i found a glitch … is the Ford Capri 2.600 suposed to , just, have 0.3 negative camber in the from wheels ? and go all the way up to in positive, or should it been the other way around ^^?

    • Rantam

      I think our physics guy answered something like that at our official forums. Check there.


      • rui silva

        hi again and thx for answering but the ” clik here” isnt cliking ^^

      • Jorge Azcoitia

        What do you mean with “click here”?

  • Anonymous

    Guys what a great mod that is! Superb fun with the newly added and older cars. Really top notch mod. Driving on the beloved Targa like crazy atm trying all the different cars 🙂

    There is a bug though I found on quiet a few cars. It’s that when I’m driving with steering wheel shown in cockpit it just disappears and comes back at random stages just doing that either quickly or slowly. It’s really annoying and I don’t like to drive without wheel shown. I found that it some cars like camaro from ’68 I think the Sprite and some other I can’t remember but hope you guys find the cause because this mod is absolutely best I can play at the moment 🙂

    • Rantam

      Did you move your seat too far or something? looks like a eyepoint problem. But we don’t have it. What about graphics settings?

      Better post these on It’s hard to track issues here.


      • Anonymous

        The seat might be the problem, as I like it far back , I’ll check it and later on I’ll post the problem on your website, so that people will be aware.

  • Robert Every

    Ok so why does the game not have all cars unlocked, despite the RFM file being set to 2!  where do you put the TG file that is the all cars bit then?

    • Rantam

      Congratulations! You’re the user 1.000.000th who complains about something which was in fact explained in the manual!


      • Robert Every

        My word, this forum is full of very clever people isnt it, so explain this then?  Why do I get a mismatch every tiem online?

  • MARIUS .

    Best rfactor mod ever. 100% better than the last version of this mod.

  • Constantine Puffie

    Rantam, one question, why does the movement in terms of visual while driving seems slow-motioned in v1.9 as compared to v1.01? Imagine some 250km/h of the GT40 at Goodwood feels like slow speed in terms of the movement. Hmm, how can I solve it?

    • Jorge Azcoitia

      Hi Constantine. I believe this is not a problem anyone has seen or perceived. Are you sure your install or computer is running ok? We can’t make the cars drive slower or cheat the speedometer, so please check everything is OK. Thanks

      • Rantam

        Indeed. 250Km/h should look as fast as they do in v1.0.

        May be it’s a matter of those plugins you’re using. Or may be you aren’t using the FOV you had set in your v1.0 installation.


  • Anonymous

    Very fine mod! It dragged me away form Shift2 very easily. Love the detail and handling of the cars I have driven so far, being the Lotus Cortina and 67 Camaro. And those sounds! The roaring of the Cortina with the wissle on the background; just awesome. You did a great job that yo can be proud off guys! Only downside that almost made me put it away was setting up the FF for my RGTFF+clutch. Getting it to work was no easy thing and if I used the Real Feel plugin alone (FFB set to low) I could not sense the curbstones. Found out also that using some aids like steering and stability make the FFB dull and the driving experience with it. I have done some adjustment to the control.ini and set the FFB to high. I can sense the curbs now and with the aids off I get very good feedback. Racing with the Cortina on Sebring-Club is thrilling. I have to explore this gem much deeper that’s for shure. Thanks very much to everyone involved making this mod and a merry Crhistmas to you all! 


  • Anonymous

    I install and get to the UYES cd copy NO digital. I have digital copy, and hit NO for digital, it takes me to the folder, and I click GT lengends folder, then it says incorrect files  WTF

    • Ricoo

      I am not sure it is your problem, but the file needed is the digital GT Legends install file, not the files in the directory after installation.

      • Rantam

        Exactly. Once you buy GTL at Raceroom you download a .zip file. Uncompress it to a folder, and point such folder during the mod’s installation.

        Everything is properly explained at our support forums:


  • Vito Romaniello

    Download new server
    Very fast download!!!!!!!!!

  • Kris Baxter

    Thats a shame, mine simply will not run, I’ve tried a vanilla install, runs fine with stock RF cars, as soon as I ad the mod it crashes on startup, remove HGT, but leave profile changes as per manual and rfactor runs fine, put HGT back in, and crashes.

    Nevermind then, I’ll go without and go back to TCL instead.

    • Kris Baxter

      actually, I’m going to try again with the lite install, rather than my full 1255 setup, hopefully that works

  • myName

    Just wanted to say: Thank you historix team for this awesome mod!

  • Ali Alami

    Thank you so much for this awesome mod.

    Great work 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I like the TCL but ithought this would be a nice update!!!!! No one else has done yet that i have found and the car im thinking of is 1980’s. many engine options could be available and body kits but i have no idea how build or design in game format mind you im building a real replica here at home. the car is a bathurst legend to me and many others. engines include a L20 series, CA18det but the one im doing here for real has RB20det. have you worked it out yet? well ill tell you its George fury blubird

  • Anonymous

    I was able to proceed with the install and all went well but part2 will not start.  I was able to extract part1 before starting the execution but I cannot extract part2, is it necessary to extract part2 or is that supposed to be automated somehow?  When I review what has taken place it’s obvious something is missing when I look in the “sounds” folder and do not see the HistoricGT folder.

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