Your First Automobilista DLC is Here!

Megapack.201691145850While the overall support for Automobilista may be a topic that needs to be discussed in the near future here at PRC.net, those who have been spending time with the simulator by Reiza Studios have been blessed with quite a nice surprise on RaceDepartment. Third party content wizard Patrick Giranthon has released an utterly mammoth collection of tracks for a game that otherwise ships in a state centered around the continent of South America, injecting some much needed diversity into the patchy list of locations. Despite featuring an abundance of both modern and historic totally not Formula One cars alongside new additions such as totally not Stadium Super Trucks, Automobilista by default relies on the current Stock Car Brasil schedule for a large portion of the track selection, leaving some sim racers left to discover obscure and sometimes unappealing locations in order to enjoy a rather satisfying physics engine. It’s not that the tracks featured in Automobilista are of a substandard quality; most of them are simply odd layouts taking place in the middle of empty fields, and it can be a real challenge for many sim racers to understand the appeal of this title.

Giranthon has both bundled and updated almost twenty add-on tracks for Automobilista together in what’s nearly a three gigabyte download, ensuring sim racers can enjoy the strengths of Reiza’s new title in familiar environments such as Monza, the Nurburgring, Road America, Bathurst, and Laguna Seca. Reiza Studios are also planning to release their own official downloadable content later this year by introducing locations like Brands Hatch and Oulton Park into the simulator, yet Giranthon’s efforts take Automobilista from being another obscure Reiza sim racing product to something quite approachable with one simple RAR file download.

When it comes to downloading third party content for modern racing simulators, it can be a mixed bag in terms of what you’re getting from each project. On some occasions, even a simple art style discrepancy or lack of AI optimization can really make additional content feel out of place within a virtual driver’s sim of choice. Giranthon’s work is special, as he makes a huge effort to remain true to the original color palettes and environmental graphics found in the vanilla game, allegedly working with Reiza to a limited extent behind the scenes as a way to guarantee his content fits naturally within the Automobilista roster. There have been occasional references across multiple sim racing discussion platforms to a situation where Giranthon may be some sort of semi-partner with the Brazilian developer team, but these posts are often difficult to track down.

Regardless of how or why we got to this point where one user pumped out a phenomenal set of tracks for one specific game quite quickly, and omitting the fact that Automobilista’s user activity is fairly pathetic, if you own Automobilista, today is a good day. You’ve got eighteen new reasons to fire up Automobilista, and you didn’t have to pay for any of them.

However, this kind of screws up the entire concept of downloadable content for Automobilista. It is difficult to sit here and understand why someone should pay a whopping $33 CDN for Automobilista’s Season Pass, when a lone user on RaceDepartment is putting out more downloadable content of an equal caliber, most likely with the blessing and help of the game’s developers, for free.

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68 thoughts on “Your First Automobilista DLC is Here!

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    1. I hope someone rips and ports their fake laser scan track to assetto corsa which is a thousand times better sim than that Victorian dated Noah ark ISI shitmotor fake guess work physics sim engine, anyone that uses that old fashion caveman like engine deserves to go out of business.

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  2. James come find me at my address : 2583 DZ Den Haag. That’s where I’m anally fucking my buddies at when not with my Philippine whore or making shit simcade titles to fund my prolapsed state to infinity. My cock and ego will only improve with James’s feminine complaining sperm up my anushole of doom.

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  3. I’d rather have more of those obscure Brazilian tracks. Most of them are really fun and we already have Monza and Silverstone in every other sim.

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    1. Mercedes is from AC, Mclaren is from AC-URD, 488 is real racing 3,Bentley is pCars..lel GJ Simtek! NIce to c the mod has been taken down from RD.

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  5. PAUL JEFFREY IS A FUCKING SOCIALIST WHORE WHO NEEDS TO DIE!!
    Anyway we Nazis will gas the shit out of him and his family when we’re in charge in UK!
    You can get ready to die, motherfucker!

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  6. Brands Hatch was a quality mod track made for GSCE, hasn’t been converted over to Automobilista. Brands Hatch is going to be part of the official DLC for Automobilista. Easy to connect the dots on that one.

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        1. if that brandshatch mod track was originally made by pgirathon this suddenly looks like some hot stinking turd. If he now only does not update it to ams standards so he can get some cash on the side it surely looks scammy.

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          1. ok, i just had a look around racedepartment. I cant seem to find a GSCE BrandsHatch. Videos by ThugLife redirect me to this Track Version GSC_2013_Brands_Hatch_v1.0_by_Frank_Alexandre.rar.

            So PG did not create it himself, no scam or conspiracy involved here.

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            1. I found more Britsh Tracks by PG, listed on this site:

              http://www.pitlanes.com/forums/topic/uk-btcc-tracks-for-gcse/

              DOWN Brands Hatch – http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/brands-hatch-btcc-2-layouts.98603/
              DOWN Donington Park – http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/donington-park-btcc.98596/
              UP Thruxton – http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/thruxton-btcc.98390/#post-1899585
              UP Snetterton – http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/snetterton-btcc.98440/#post-1900189
              UP Knockhill – http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/knockhill-btcc.97429/
              DOWN Silverstone GP – http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/silverstone-gp-drs-version.91860/
              DOWN Silverstone BTCC layout – http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/silverstone-btcc.98612/
              DOWN Now added BTCC layout for Donington – http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/donington-park-btcc.98596/#post-1902393
              UP We now have Croft – http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/croft-btcc.98820/
              UP And Rockingham – http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/rockingham-btcc.98912/

              Seems like someone is deleting old work in public domain, so he can maybe make some money off it, licencing it to reiza as contract work? maybe? Why would he delete his old work, which will be released as DLC…anyone?

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                1. Money is not necessarily involved. I was just suggesting it looks like Reiza may have asked that the Brands Hatch track for GSCE not to be converted to Automobilista standards so that they can release their own version.

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  8. You spammers need to up your game, these posts aren’t even remotely amusing lately. Creativity and humor are seriously lacking. If you’re not going to add to the discussion, at least be entertaining about it.

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    1. Exactly my thoughts, they are cringe as fuck at worst, and just plain embarrassing at best (for him), he sounds like a 12 year old who found daddys porn stash, and discovered some rude words, and is simply stringing them together for what im sure he thinks are witty adult remarks, I haven’t heard so many lame “gay” jokes since I left primary school.

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      1. I just accused you of being a retarded 12 yr old, and then you post a vid, who’s followers consist of retarded 12 yr olds, you not doing your self any favors.

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        1. and if you listen to the end it says “nobody wants you here”. This video was just a kind message since it seems James hopes these spammers and off topic (non sim racing related) will go away… but they haven’t since a lot of articles ago.

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  9. WhyTF Simtek GT3 cars all has the SAME Caster,Chamber,Tire Pressure,Brake Bias n Force,ARB,Toe,Springs,Wing,Brake Engine n almost the same Diff? Those cant be REAL DATA.more like ASSoc ass GUESSWORK data.

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    1. Reiza is a company of modders basically, as are Kunos. Probably modders in other sim developers too.

      Its kind of a circle of life thing by now isn’t it?

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  10. “However, this kind of screws up the entire concept of downloadable content for Automobilista. It is difficult to sit here and understand why someone should pay a whopping $33 CDN for Automobilista’s Season Pass, when a lone user on RaceDepartment is putting out more downloadable content of an equal caliber, most likely with the blessing and help of the game’s developers, for free.”

    You know you really have a pathological need don’t you for finding a way to turn a positive aspect of the sim racing community into a negative. I’m not sure if you do it for the clicks or do it for the ego or you’re just that warped in your outlook.

    Asking this question is idiotic. Anyone who actually plays Patrick’s tracks and reads his own WIP posts knows that he’s working from mostly inferior templates for these tracks. He’s polishing the least turdly turds in the rFactor catalog of mod tracks. Many are pretty damned inaccurate and you can tell the difference between a proper development team version from something like AC or PCars or iRacing next to them. Reiza’s output is similarly high quality and is significantly better than the stuff Patrick is working with and I’m pretty sure he’d be the first one to admit it. Its especially true since Reiza just announced that they’re going to be making their first ever laser scanned track, that thing that gets all the iRacing and AC people peeing themselves.

    The reason to buy DLC is the same reason you buy DLC when there’s a modding community in any game, regardless of genre. The DLC is going to be higher quality, period. There isn’t a single track Patrick has converted that’s as good as a Reiza track in terms of accuracy or appearance or AI behavior, and that’s will all due respect to Gringo and Patrick who do the best they can with what they have. That’s what happens when you get paid for a living to do this stuff. Patrick offers a great service to the community but he can’t replace content creators, especially ones who’re now also accessing laser scan data for one of their new tracks.

    You’re just so full of shit on this one and its so obvious that you’re just trawling for any controversy you can. Ironically you’re elevating Patrick beyond where he would himself be comfortable standing just so you can make another edgy article.

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    1. Well put. Patrick’s converted tracks are of good quality in terms of driving, performance and looks. But even in these categories, Reiza tracks easily beat them. And then there’s accuracy and AI behavior where the difference is quite significant. Even on the tracks where I can’t say anything about accuracy because I have no idea what they are like IRL, you can tell the roadmesh is fine, but not as detailed as the default content.

      Not slamming Patrick in any way; his work is great and he deserves respect for putting this out for free. But you have to measure mod content and developer content differently. You can’t expect mod content to conform to the same standards, especially in accuracy.

      Patrick’s tracks are great when you want to drive a specific track you know in AMS or for online leagues to put more well known circuits on the calendar.

      That said, Reiza’s Brazilian tracks don’t get enough credit imo because they are high quality content and some of the layouts are pretty damn good, even if nobody knows them. Cordoba and Buenos Aires are cool tracks for online racing with the V8 Stock Cars for example because they are wide and not too complicated, making them easy to learn and race. Jacarepagua has a great flow to it and a long straight with a parabolica-like corner for shits and giggles (Shame they destroyed it irl.).

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      1. Track accuracy is grossly overrated. No sane person should care if the turn radius for one curve is 1 meter off or if a section of road is 15 cm wider. Working with reference materials, a measuring tape and elevation data any decent studio today can make a simulation that’s good enough for virtually every player. Now that they can just study other sims and their laser scanned tracks directly it has become even easier. It would have to be a really sub-par effort to alter the flow of the original circuit, and even then everyone would still be racing in the same conditions, on a track that happens to be slightly different from one that exists in real life that the majority of people will never experience directly.

        So the only thing left is the texture of the road, but even that can be faked by subdividing and adding semi-randomized bumps into the mesh, and as people are leaving behind the old converted tracks from rFactor or heavily updating them that’s becoming more and more common.

        The way some people lose their shit over the words “laser scanned” is just sim players being autists as usual, the same way they obsess over all those hardware gimmicks that are going to make them faster and put $100 racing gloves on to play games in their rooms. There are also the shills and fanboys who use the laser scanning as the perfect excuse to justify whatever the developers want to charge for them.

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  11. Those forum posts are not that hard to track down, i personally send you atleast one where he is admitting he wont help others with realroad tech because of nda or some kind of a deal with reiza.

    I like the content, sure and I am really grateful for every mod since AMS is my go-to sim i even gifted a copy to 3 friends so we could play online sesions in a nonbroken game (cough pcars cough)

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  12. One good thing about Automobilista is that since my GTX 980 Ti blew up yesterday, I can still perfectly play AMS over 60 fps with my intergrated Intel HD 530 because AMS has over decade old graphics engine.

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  13. Now this is some real irrational vendetta. Pretty much the only sim with nice FFB and plausible driving, yet you absolutely need to destroy it, eh?

    The Season Pass is also going to include cars, remember? Caterhams, among other things. That alone makes it worth buying it for me. Don’t feel like you need those? Just don’t spend your money on them and shut the fuck up.

    You only care for gamey stuff, it seems. It comes out pretty clear while reading your recent “articles”. Want more stuff, more polish over proper physics and FFB? You can always get back to your Forza or whatever.

    What’s with those “more old F1 cars to spin out several times and quit it”? Can’t handle them just like you can’t the SSTs? Just race your GT3s then. Well, what else could I expect of someone who thinks Dirt Rally is a good sim.

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    1. “Pretty much the only sim with nice FFB and plausible driving, yet you absolutely need to destroy it, eh?”

      lol ok

      And if you noticed, he’s interested in destroying many more sims, which also have nice ffb and driving.

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      1. At least he manages to point out some critical drawbacks in them. rF2 is almost as good as dead at the moment, AC is a mess… not that rF2 is all that more solid and polished either.

        The only sim he seem to keep in the highest regard at the moment is R3E. Is R3E perfect? The same “eternal science project” as every other one, for a steep price at that. Well, I like R3E’s handling and physics for variety of reasons myself, but I would still say both AMS and rF2 feel much more alive. R3E feels almost canned at times.

        With Reiza, however, his objective appears to be looking for every possible and impossible flaw – usually far-fetched – to shoot the devs down. Smells fishy, if you ask me…

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        1. Also, where’s the proof that AMS is “another rFactor”, if even GSCE feels nowhere close.
          I want to see a mod for rF plus some RealFeel settings that would drive like the 60’s F1 cars from AMS.

          This is the first time I’m actually enjoying the old formulas the way I expected to. “Another rFactor”? Like hell it is.

          Not to mention the RX Lancers or the SSTs. Where else would you find these gems?

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          1. “I want to see a mod for rF plus some RealFeel settings that would drive like the 60’s F1 cars from AMS.”

            CROMS F1 65, not disagreeing AMS is good stuff, just pointing this one out.

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              1. Not bad for an rF mod. Still, I wouldn’t put it close enough to what I more or less enjoyed in rF (including Niels’ stuff). Even after installing RealFeel and fiddling with it, it was still miles behind the ’67 cars in AMS. You can even see quite clearly that the guy in the video is not getting enough feedback about what’s happening with the car. He’s mostly guessing it. With that kind of a wheel…

                I’d say AMS is the true rFactor successor, with rF2 being more of a tech demo for rF3. And it looks almost like rF2 might see the same fate as any other tech demo.

                As for Assetto Corsa, it’s a game for masochists. I wouldn’t even start about its overall physics, but the perpetual dreary understeer alone makes you sick and fed up with this thing in a matter of minutes or at least tens of minutes.

                R3E is a mixed bag. I like how the rubber seems to actually resemble rubber, but it’s so wooden overall, it kills off a lot of driving fun.

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        2. I’m getting back into sim games and looking to buy quality content. AC is $40 + $30 season pass (what I think this article is about). For $70, I can buy a hell of lot more R3E content.

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          1. If you enjoy R3E, then you probably need to stick to R3E. I wish I could say I feel the same. Have a lot of R3E content, but I rarely every touch it.

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  15. I hope someone rips and ports their fake laser scan track to assetto corsa which is a thousand times better sim than that Victorian dated Noah ark ISI shitmotor fake guess work physics sim engine, anyone that uses that old fashion caveman like engine deserves to go out of business.

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