The Assetto Corsa thread

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  1. Skybird

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    Stefano gives a 45 inute lecture on the challenges of developing a racewing AI.

    You could skip the first three minutes without loosing much. But then he gets to the real nitty-gritty of AI coding, and that is highly interesting, I think. It also helps to understand what and why AI in AC does what it does, and where it may differ from the AI in other games - and why that is so.
     
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  2. Skybird

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    Race Department held a long interview (43 minutes) with Stefano Casillo and Marco Massarutto about Assetto Corsa Competizione. Both informative and entertaining insight into the decisions and reasons forming the background. A second part follow-on to this first interview sessions is announced.

    And in the backgroudn always those unreal world photos... :eek:

    On a sidenote, they confirm that actually they do TWO seasons: 2018 AND 2019. :)

     
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  3. headder

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    Whole stuff about ACC looks really promising. I assume that it will be a true GT3 killer in terms of simracing for all games we currently have.
     
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    Regarding GT3, yes, i think so, too. Also they have a time advantage, early access will already start this summer. I assume it will go as well-sorted as the Early Access for AC, and that was a textbook example of how it should be done and timed.

    I got the impression by some sentences in the interview that the studio meanwhile has shrunk in size again. They did not explicitly said they did, but I recall that two years ago they have gone upwards in size to around 30 people or more, I think. They now seem to be much smaller again. But that is my subjective interpretation, no proven fact. Considering that they do not plan to create over a hundred cars and an infinite number of track DLCs, it makes sense, maybe.

    My only big quarrel is that there is no Nordschleife. Maybe very late, after Blancpain license content is finished, as a DLC, but something tells me it will not happen. :( 50% and more of my racing time is on the Nordschleife, so I hardly will migrate in full to ACC.

    A racing game with mutliple tracks but no lasered Nordschleife, to me these days just is not complete anymore. :)
     
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    Skybird,
    imagine it is only a first step to create a game with the blancpain and then create a second one for all the rest on the base of ACC.
    This is what I guess here.
     
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    Yes, I considered that too, and said so in Ac forums - and got quite determined objections to this imagination of mine... I thought and argued they will maybe start with DLCs in two years or so, once that all content for the Blancpain license has been delivered and completed, but my idea was not very popular.

    No final word given on it, but the sign of times currently seems to be against this.

    Maybe we get Snoopy's famous Nord mod again... LOL :)

    By the time any ACC DLCs appear (or not), Raceroom probably will have gotten GTR3's U4E engine SimBin works on currently, too.
     
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    Well there are two points wich are making me think of two differnt products as I've said.

    1. Only a GT Series with not many cars and not many tracks is a thing for 25 Euro and in a year for 9,99 Euro an I can't imagine that real Sim Racers are happy with such content.
    2. AC has many many cars. Race Cars, Street Cars and so on. I don't think they will kill them all.

    So they would bring a full price title with all content and the possibility to earn more money with DLCs like in AC.
     
  8. fischhaltefolie

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    Blancpain has got quite a massive number of supporting series.
    A lot to do for Kunos.
     
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    Blancpain has a round on Nurburgring. So they have a reason to add the Nords as a additional layout ;)
     
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    Hey Klouczech,

    very nice comparison videos. Your RaceRoom stuff is already here :D: https://forum.sector3studios.com/index.php?threads/r3e-reality-check.3542/page-4 ... look forward to more! Do you have any real video recordings of the "Schleizer Dreieck"??? Something like this:



    #SchleizerDreieck #SchleizerDreieckForR3E
     
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    Part 2 is up, again 45 minutes. Cant say much on it, I am currently still watching/listening.
     
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    Nürburgring GP and Nordscleife are tracks that can be combined, but are not one and the same. Its two things. Track list for Blancpain tells me only Nürburgring, not Nordschleife.
     
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    Actually they seem to be very happy that they must not deal with 178 cars anymore, but only the "few" ones in this series. It gives them the time needed to focus on more dedicated special details that else they would not be able to treat. Stefano talks a lot on that right in the beginning of the second interview. It starts with aI lines that must not be generic anymore to allow modding, and ends with physics details that they plan to bring in.
     
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    This is looking very promising... the screens released so far have got me in the mood for seeing Raceroom updated to UE4 as well. It's looking really good! Hope it'll look just as good in motion.

    The battle between this and GTR3 might turn out to be an interesting one...
     
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    I now that this is not a proper same circuit. However, having the Nurbugring in the game is a something like a simple way, to put Nords and N24/VLN layouts into the game, even as a DLC.

    For example, Nords, N24/VLN can be added into the game for practice purposes.
     
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    I just say Brands Batch Indy/GP.:p
     
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    They made it very clear in the interview video that for the forseeable future they are exclusively focussed on Blancpain, and Blancpain alone. ;) They explciitly refused to speculate about then longterm future after that. They even refused to comment on how longterm their Blancpain engagement will be, the yhave the license for 2018 and obviously 2019, but said that if the sales do not go well, they will need to obey economic logic and cut things short. After all, they do this for making the money the live by, they cannot afford to spend it on things that do not pay of.

    I agree, i desperately want the Nordschleife myself, it would be nice to have it. But I do not expect it before all Blanpain license ocnent has been fully delivered and finetuned. and even then it is uncertain.

    Not before 2020, I say - if ever at all.
     
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