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RELEASED-wip "the Parking Interview" Experience [wip]

Discussion in 'Tracks' started by luchian, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    Hello racers & drifters & cruisers & spectators,

    With some considerable delay from initial planned date, here is the first public version of my still work-in-progress parking. As you know the original idea was to offer the possibility to recreate the parking interview from Driver game, but meanwhile the idea evolved (way) beyond that. However, there is still work to do, so in this first release only the Level 1 of the parking is available + the ramp towards Level 2, to get a taste of it :)

    Also worth mentioning that initial plan was to release only the finished version; but 'because life' : ), and because I would like to have some feedback on gameplay and bugs, decided to publish this.
    Work will continue, plenty of things to implement. Both graphic wise and gameplay wise.

    A short list of things to come (but not limited to):
    - add piping works (rain, fire)
    - add electrical works (cables, cabinets, ..)
    - define pedestrian alleys and access
    - signs, commercials and info placements
    - give access to level 2
    - give access to level 0
    - create a course using 1, 2 or all 3 levels <== here is where you can make suggestions :).
    - define and implement optimum number of pits, start positions
    - texture rework
    - and much more.

    INSTALL NOTES:
    - unpack the archive (and copy) under \assettocorsa\content\tracks

    Pro-tip:
    There are a number of 8 pits scattered around the level 1, so if you'd wish to populate the parking a little bit, select Race Weekend, add opponents and hit Drive. (as there is no AI line, they will remain in pit positions).
    - if you'd like to make the pit crew disappear, set the world detail to "very high" instead of "maximum". You won't loose any other eye candy on this level.

    Missing features:
    - AI not working for now, as there is no defined course yet.
    - No check-list for maneuvers (don't know if it will ever be possible)
    - No stopwatch

    Known issue(s):
    Since introduction of PP effects, I can't seem to find the right settings for the interior scenes. Sometimes it looks ok with PP3, other times with PP5, other times with none. Please share your findings, I'd be curious to see some screenshots/settings from other systems :).

    DISCLAIMER:
    Please DO NOT upload this somewhere else without my consent. I'd like to be able to have some measurements about the general interest and judge if/how the project should be extended. Feel free to share the link though :).



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  2. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    ***********original post #1************************************
    Hi void :D,
    I've managed to make some progress on my little project after experimenting different stuff to get the hang of the tools. The story is simple: I loved the "hiring interview" in the original Driver game, and I've always wondered how that would be with proper physics. Well, AC has it all: physics, looks, cars, modding support.. so here I am :). I'm trying to replicate the parking, but with a voluntary wish of not making it that much getto (some textures are placeholders). Also note that I might be wrong on the dimensions.. they are estimated/calculated from pics. I assume that original creators might've voluntarely exagerated some, in order to find the proper balance between reality and gameplay ? We'll see how it goes, and we can adjust along the way.
    Now this is a work in progress, so bear with me while going forward, towards the finished product. The goal would be to see this evolving in much more that the simple level in Driver.. stay tunned.


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    Playing with the exporter; setting up shaders and testing out it's quite fun, and so much easier when you actually see what you are doing :). I love it !

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  3. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    Finally, I've managed to find some time, and get back to work on this project. Today it was more like "back to the drawing board" because I had to redo some elements, but there's a good momentum. I'll keep you posted in the following days :).


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  4. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    All right, things are advancing quite nice. And the_meco's Cobra is a perfect fit :)

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  5. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    Texturing is sooo time consuming..

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  6. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    Ok, enough for today :)

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    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    Irony: I said that I don't want my parking to look as ghetto as the one in Driv3r and yet, the only garage doors to photograph in my area are looking like this :D


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  8. MisterWink

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    YEAHHHH ....... i will Test it xD ^^
     
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  9. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    Placeholders: buildings and textures. There are so many possible settings with kseditor and materials :).. Still some way to go.

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  10. NWRAP

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    looks like an interesting project...Good luck :)

    On a side note it could become a great environment for some renders with the correct lighting setup
     
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    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    Haven't thought at it, but you are right. All that is auto-related could use some of the set for renders :).
    Will look into opportunities after the release of 1.0.
     
  12. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    Update. Working to get a decent version out by the end of the week.
    PS: well.. working aand testing :p

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  13. NWRAP

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    just reading through this thread...

    Apart from the car I have made everything else in the image.

    I can sling you the PSD texture for the roller door if you like..

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    ACtually if I can find it I can sned you the 3d model of the door.
     
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  14. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    Of course, that would be great. There are 3 doors at first floor so there's room :).
    ps: sry, double post.
     
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  15. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    Still a lot of work to do.. :)

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  16. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    UV mapping is exhausting sometimes. Luckily I still enjoy it :D

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  17. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    Hello guys,
    As much as I've tried, sometimes external factors come in the way :). I won't be able to get the launch done by this evening. That means that I'm forced to push it until after the vacation, about 10 days down the line from here.
    Overall, I had a good progress these last days, but not enough to finish my primary list. Random testing is ok, but preparing for a launch needs some supplementary work, hence again ..time :). I'll leave you with a few screens and hope to see you here when I'll get back :).

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  18. MisterWink

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    yeahhhhh ^^ cant wait to drive ^^ give us a Early acress :D . . . . greetz ;)
     
  19. luchian

    luchian Administrator ACM Racing Team ACM Club Driver

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    If your offer still stands, I'd love to "feature" you on my project. We could dedicate one of the garages to NWRAP graphics, as a thank you for the contribution :).
     
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    yeah mate for sure :)

    Will have to dig up the file now that you have reminded me :)
     
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