QUESTION Commissioning a track

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  1. Aston Martian

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    Newbie here. Just finished building a brand new SIM rig and need a track. I'm driving an actual Benetton F1 car in September and want to practice on my rig, but the Magny-Cours Club Circuit for AC does not exist as far as I can see.
    I have browsed the tutorials on creating the circuit myself and concluded I lack sufficient chops to do so. Is there an experienced magny-cours-club.jpg citizen of this esteemed forum who can build it on commission? I am only looking for basic functionality - tarmac, curbs, and grass. Practice only - don't need competition capability.
    The club circuit is completely separate from the F1 circuit. It is simple and flat, 2.5km long.
     
  2. Alex V.

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    Great! Have you tried it out? BTW, I don't know what RTB is.
     
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    It's a software supposedly designed to make racetracks, but the level of control is really bad. It works fine for rapid-prototyping though.
    I drove it and with some adjustments it should be ok, but there are some "jumps" where the roads intersect. I'll open it with another software tomorrow. After that i'll make it available.
     
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    Thanks for all your efforts. I look forward to trying it out. BTW, are you in Portugal?
     
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    I have looked high and low for photos of buildings there but can find nothing online. I did find youtube videos of cars on track. There are really only two buildings there - the pit garages and a marshaling station. They can be briefly seen here:

    Here is one of several youtube videos of cars on track:


    I also found what appears to be a Club circuit track map for GTR2. I don't know if it is of any use to you:
    https://esport-racing.de/magny-cours-club/

    I will continue looking. Let me know if there is anything else I can do.

    BTW, Marg and I spent much of February and March in Portugal. We started out in Faro, then went on to Quarteira, Luz, Sagres, and Lisbon. We flew to the Azores afterwards and had a seaside apartment for a month near Ponta Delgada on San Miguel Island. What a gorgeous place! We flew back to Canada just before the lockdown and border closures here.
     
  8. Alex V.

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    Oh nice! I live in the South in Portimao which is close-ish to the Luz beach (and the Algarve racetrack), guess you did quite the trip! The Sao Miguel island really is an incredible place to visit, i was a bit overwhelmed when i went there.

    Ok so, that GTR2 track has too many made-up stuff. Those videos are pretty good to get some references, especially on the kerbs and bumps since Google Maps isn't particularly good in this case.
    Here's the version I made using Racetrack Builder. I will abandon it simply because it's too mouch work to get the most simple things right and and the filesize is HUGE! Gives me an excuse to start working on Blender and see Lilski's tutorials :)

    There you go: https://sharemods.com/xae793jsoe6y/magny_cours_club.rar.html
     
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    Many thanks. I will install it and try it out tomorrow. I did find an additional map today that you might find useful: circuit-de-nevers-magny-cours-club.jpg

    Dave
     
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    Hallelujah! It works! I installed it this morning and took a few laps in a McLaren 12C. The map could use some more brake marker boards because the landscape is so featureless, but I will get better with practice. It seems really small after bombing around at Imola and Monza. If you lived down the street, I would place a good bottle of Scotch on your doorstep. Do you have a PayPal account?
     
  11. Alex V.

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    Glad i can be of help!
    My Paypal email is alex.agmv@gmail.com (hopefully the bots wont catchit here :lol:)
    I've began remaking the track in Blender and it is already smoother and with more realistic camber and elevations, I should have a new version in a few day but in the mean time I'll add some more brake markers to this version tomorrow.
    Oh and the new version is a lot smaller in Mb, so far it's only 28Mb with nicer asphalt.
     
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    Many thanks for all your work. Looking forward to all the improvements.
     
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    Thanks for the update. I installed it this evening and the added marker boards are really helpful. Now if we could only upgrade the driver!....
     
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