While at work today, I found two dimes on the floor of our shop. Most cultures believe this to be a sign of good luck, and I desperately needed it, given that there was absolutely nothing to report on in the world of Sim Racing today. Last night I’d spent most of the evening at Impulse Sim Racing, and returned home to resume my battle for the top spot on the Bathurst GT3 leaderboards in RaceRoom Racing Experience. Part of the difficulty in managing this site is distributing time between writing about racing sims, and actually playing them. Too much time pumping out articles, and I get rusty on the driving portion. Too much time spent behind the wheel, and 200,000 readers start getting antsy, anticipating the next article. Today, there wasn’t a single thing that would warrant any kind of post.
Then, with an hour left in my shift, this little nugget tripped the spam censors in our comments section, containing two specific MEGA links:
Judging by the title of this post, I’m sure you already know what they contained. The Laser-Scanned version of the Nurburgring Nordschleife, released as premium DLC for Assetto Corsa, has been converted for use in rFactor 2. We’re releasing it to the general public, though nobody here at PRC.net are talented enough to take credit for the conversion process.
EDIT: New links!
The full track can be found here:
And a minor update can be found here:
The track is HUGE, give it some time to install.
With 170+ corners over the span of a daunting 12 miles, the Kunos Simulazioni version of the track is regarded to be the center-piece of Assetto Corsa’s patchy content list by diehard AC fans. The most popular online servers around the clock within the popular Italian racing sim feature the Bridge to Gantry layout, replicating a lap most tourists can experience with their commuter car after paying a small fee. This version featured in this download is the traditional Nordschleife layout without the Grand Prix circuit constructed in the 1980’s, a layout popularized by titles such as Gran Turismo 4, Project Gotham Racing 2, and Forza Motorsport.