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Abu Dhabi's Nightime Qualifications & Shorter Races Than 100% 1.0

Gives A Closer-2-Reality Sim of Qualifying Sessions at Yas Marina Circuit

  1. Salut Gilles
    This mod allows gamers who perform Qualifications (either full or short) to start any of their Qs (either Q1, Q2, or Q3) sessions at nightime, which is a lot-closer-2-Real-Life sim, as seen in Iceman's Q3 hotlap pic below:

    [​IMG]

    It also accomodates the Single-Player-mode F1 2013 gamers who don't have time to play 100% full day-night transition's races at Yas Marina, and who would like to start their shorter races at nightime (without any day-2-night transition).

    Instructions:
    1 - Backup your original f12013\tracks\circuits\Abu_Dhabi\tod.dat file.

    2 - Download the mod and save it on Hard Drive

    3 - Unzip:
    ABU_DHABI_NIGHTIME_4_Qs_&_SHORT_RACES.zip file
    in:
    ABU_DHABI_NIGHTIME_4_Qs_&_SHORT_RACES new folder
    (or of any other name of your choice)

    In the new folder, there will be 2 unzipped folders:
    0RIGINAL 4 P3s & 100% Races
    and
    MOD 4 NIGHTIME Qs & Shorter races

    To get Yas Marina at night from the start of any Q session, or from the start of any race length, copy the tracks folder you will find inside the MOD 4 NIGHTIME Qs & Shorter races folder to your own installation's location of Steam\steamapps\common\f12013 folder.

    To get back Yas Marina's original day-2-night transition (the original tod.dat file), copy the tracks folder you will find inside the 0RIGINAL 4 P3s & 100% Races folder to your own installation's location of Steam\steamapps\common\f12013 folder.

    Enjoy! :)

    SCREENSHOTS!! :geek::cool::geek:

    B4 (in Q1, with 0RIGINAL):
    [​IMG]


    AFTER (WITH MOD):
    [​IMG]


    B4 (with 0RIGINAL):
    [​IMG]


    AFTER (WITH MOD):
    [​IMG]


    B4 (with 0RIGINAL):
    [​IMG]


    AFTER (WITH MOD):
    [​IMG]

    B4 (with 0RIGINAL):
    [​IMG]
    AFTER (WITH MOD):
    [​IMG]


    3-LAP's start (unrealistic, but kinda nice 4 different short races):
    [​IMG]

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    The game must be exited between P3 & Q1, or between Q1 & Q2, then copy this mod b4 re-starting it again.

    Scenario #1:
    Long Week-End - Full Qualifying, 100% race.
    1- Do P3 with 0RIGINAL tod.dat file
    2- Exit the game after P3
    3- Copy the MOD's tracks folder to f12013 folder
    4- Re-start the game and do Q1, Q2, and Q3
    5- Exit the game after Q3
    6- Copy the 0RIGINAL tracks folder to f12013 folder
    7- Re-start the game and do the 100% race

    Scenario #2:
    Long Week-End - Full Qualifying, 100% race.
    1- Do P3 AND Q1 with 0RIGINAL tod.dat file
    2- Exit the game after Q1
    3- Copy the MOD's tracks folder to f12013 folder
    4- Re-start the game and do Q2, and then Q3
    5- Exit the game after Q3
    6- Copy the 0RIGINAL tracks folder to f12013 folder
    7- Re-start the game and do the 100% race

    Scenario #3:
    Short Week-End - Full Qualifying, 100% race.
    1- Copy the MOD's tracks folder to f12013 folder
    2- Start the game and do Q1, Q2, and Q3
    3- Exit the game after Q3
    4- Copy the 0RIGINAL tracks folder to f12013 folder
    5- Re-start the game and do the 100% race

    Scenario #4:
    Short Week-End - Full Qualifying, 100% race.
    1- Start the game and do Q1 with 0RIGINAL tod.dat file
    2- Exit the game after Q1
    3- Copy the MOD's tracks folder to f12013 folder
    4- Re-start the game and do Q2, and then Q3
    5- Exit the game after Q3
    6- Copy the 0RIGINAL tracks folder to f12013 folder
    7- Re-start the game and do the 100% race

    Scenario #5:
    ALL NIGHTIME SHORTER Race Only, 1-, 3-, 5-LAP, 25% & 50%.
    1- Copy the MOD's tracks folder to f12013 folder
    2- Start the game and do the nightime-only race
    3- Exit the game after the shorter race
    4- Copy the 0RIGINAL tracks folder to f12013 folder (optional)

    Many variations of different scenarios are possible, but the game must be exited each time a swap of the tod.dat files is required.

    Use your imagination, and have fun! :ninja::cool::)

    Mods: I searched the forum for another mod like this but I have not found one. If there was any previous one like it, I did not find it. So, sorry if I didn't use better tag words: just delete it if it's a duplicate.

    Apologies for potential errors in English.