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Mid-week release for Porsche Pack 3, so time might be scarce for trying it out. However little time you have though, it worth's giving the new toys a spin. Porsche Pack Volume 3 follows the first two DLC packs dedicated to the Porsche brand, introducing a selection of seven different vehicles. The pack places an emphasis on modern-day Porsche racing cars, including the entire 991 GT3 racing line and the latest 2016 Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid, while also featuring two of the German brand’s most iconic racing cars, the 908 Lang-Heck and 917 K.
Volume 3 also brings players one of the...
No, release date didn't change . However, it seems that the reproduction of the 911 RSR 2017 turned out to be a little more complex than initially thought. And as the release date for PP3 is next week, the team decided to do a backflip and give it proper love. Until January.
Ok, then what do we get ? Good question. We get (as the community asked a lot actually) the 911 Turbo S, as part of the PP3. And when the RSR will be ready, we'll get that too, for "free". As part of PP3. A very good deal if you ask me. Oh, you didn't.. Well, now that I've said it, can't take it back....
“How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss
End of November brought the 2nd Porsche Pack DLC on the PC version of Assetto Corsa. For those that purchased the Season Pass, the pack was automatically included in one's library. And same it shall be for the third pack, when it will launch a little bit later this December. The 20th, as far as we know.
Before speaking about the list of cars, it is also worth mentioning that together with the DLC, we have seen the 1.10 update. With each update, broken stuff gets fixed or new stuff gets added, continuously improving the...
One day, we'll post news when they actually happen, I tell you .
Anyhooooo.. 1.9 update also marked the start of a very special period in AC development. The first officially licensed Porsches, Pack 1. After an exclusive deal that Porsche had with Electronic Arts (..and which lasted around 16 years ! around the release of the NFS Porsche game), the world of simracing is free again. And what better place to feel this than our favorite sim, Assetto Corsa.
Here is what Kunos had to say about it:
Respecting what is now a very long tradition at Kunos...
This one comes with special flavor. It's a big milestone in AC's life, and in Kunos' history, since this release coincides with the release of the console version. We don't have the changelog yet, but we do know about some bonus content that will be included:
The Audi S1, which should be quite fun for friendly online races
And the historic Monza's 1960 10 km Sopraelevata circuit (available for the consoles as well), which has been developed using laserscan technology to guarantee the highest level of accuracy for Assetto Corsa. This has been...
Together with the release of the console version in Europe (August 26th), there is also a new DLC coming our way: the tripl3 pack. As far as we know, it will cost 2.99 EUR, and will feature 3 cars. However, not just any cars but:
Ferrari FXX K
The FXX K is the R&D program of Ferrari starring the first hybrid prototype of Maranello. The initials K refers to the "Kers" technology (kinetic energy recovery) for maximizing performance on the track. Free from homologations and regulations, the FXX K has been developed with no compromise and...
With the release date closing in, the team over at Kunos, released another cool trailer to showcase the console version of Assetto Corsa. We say console version, but other than the fact of running on consoles, there is nothing less about it, compared to the PC version. However, we all know (and interact) on the Internet, so you might be aware of 2 general concerns:
1/ that the game's strong point - the physics simulation - will be toned down in the console version
2/ once that is done, the PC version will follow also, in order to...
Jebus submitted a new resource:
Ascari Rase Resort rental cars skinpack - A skinpack for Assetto Corsa
Theme based on some of the rental cars at Ascari Race Resort.
Credits: Crew gloves by blackwood91 (@RD forums), Spanish licence plates by velofosse (@RD forums)
INSTALLATION: Unpack to AC install folder...
2 of them, to be precise. We refer of course, to the same period of time: end of April to present day. It started with probably the most requested DLC in Assetto Corsa: The Japanese Pack. 7 Japanese car icons, with very different personalities, in both classic and modern flavor.
The Japanese Pack was released on May 18th, and for 4.99EUR one got:
Mazda MX-5 2016 and MX-5 CUP
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is famous to be a highly capable racing platform; it is known as the best-selling roadster in the world, and some even claim that this model is the most road-raced car world-wide....
It's been a long time since we had some writing here.. about 3 months on the calendar. To give this a positive turn, it goes to show the speed at which AC is evolving. At that time we were speaking about AC update 1.5, which wasn't even out yet. Now we are already at 1.7.5 and we are counting days until 1.8 release, in a couple of weeks.
Every increment of AC updates, brings a nice package of features and improvements. Some might argue these are things that should've been there in the first place, but still.. it's good to see the energy around this project.
Some of the highlights...
Thanks to @Mr Whippy 's hint, I "stummbled" accros this presentation : Photogrammetry and Star Wars Battlefront. Forget about EA, forget about SW. Look at the process of creation. So inspiring. And so revealing. To see how much work people put into creating state-of-the-art content. And also to get an idea about the tools we have acces to nowdays. I strongly suggest you to watch the presentation. It gives an overwiew on the approach, and it's filled with small very usefull tips....
With one day before the release, we get to see the 3rd part of the Dev Diary series. Beside's 1.5 content, Kunos also confirms the launch of their next DLC - the Japanese Pack, scheduled for May 18th. Back to 1.5, here is the changelog:
1.5 - New Abarth 595esseesse and S1, S2 upgrades - New Ford Mustang GT 2015 - New Corvette C7 Stingray - New Black Cat County track - Nurburgring gp circuit updated - Nurburgring gp circuit now with 4 layouts - Silverstone circuit updated - Monza circuit updated - Spa circuit updated - Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit updated - Nurburgring...
So here it is, the 2nd part of the dev diary "trilogy", with more to the point details regarding what's to expect. So the content is now confirmed, 3 cars and a new track, plus various improvements in most older tracks as well as graphic polishing thanks to the progress made for the console version.
Here is the full read (source) :
In our previous diary we told you about the new “Black Cat County”...
Few days (or lots of, depending on which side you are) before the release of the 1.5 Update, Kunos made a public post regarding the current state and some of the plans for the 31st of March. With the 1.5 update, existing players will also receive the Bonus Pack #2, which will feature 3 new cars and a new track (from what we've seen so far). Looking forward to !
It's nice to have a glimpse on the decision making back stories, how and what it is considered before choosing the next step. Here is the full read :
While waiting for the warm season to carry...
There are multiple types of data, helpful to the trackbuilder available from the Danish government.
Such as DHM (The Danish Height model) and Orthophotos (airplane photos). DHM consists of LIDAR, that is LAS pointclouds compressed into LAZ files, different kinds of ASC surface models and large GEOTIFF images.
I will do another tutorial on getting the Orthophotos to keep this tidy.
The Danish data is downloadable from here:
The requirements for using the data, is to at...
Updated 31/1-2017. Comments about experience's with exported mesh added. Tutorial is finished.
This is to keep others from having as bumpy, a ride into this as i have had. Many frustrations.
Finding the right way into LIDAR point clouds, is like navigating a dense jungle.
There are so many purposes and ways to use LIDAR data, that we have acces to a forest full of free and paid for software, plus lots of file formats. Ad to that, all the things you can do to those files.
Created with CloudCompare 2.6.2 and Blender 2.76b
A heartfelt thankyou to Daniel Girardeau-Montaut, the creator of...
One year back (and one year before that) "as usual", Kunos prepared a big announcement for December 31st. This year is no exception, even if it also throws a glimpse to what has already happened before looking towards 2016. While it is true that hopes were to release about 50 cars in 2015, we did see no less than 32 new cars added to the game, as free bonus content or DLC. Some might argue about "countless" number of DLCs, but I/we prefer this model to any other like "full new game every year" or...
Some time back, I was writing about GMS, a tool that can help you download big maps on your PC. Today I'm writing about a similar tool, that has acces to an even larger map database, and has many other useful capabilities. It was actually mentioned by @liquido in this post, but we didn't yet have a separate discussion about it.
The tool is called, SAS.Planet (or SASPlanet or...
FREE Textures, from Blender - Kindly shared by Blender Institute
A very nice surprise from Blender Institute, with a substantial collection of textures. All for free, released (and shared) under CCO license - similar to public domain, free to use for any purpose.
Source and library are THERE.
The original release notes reads as...
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