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F1 1997 Season Mod Part 1 - It's finally here 0.5 for now

A new game experience

  1. Milos
    :::::::::::1997 MOD:::::::::::
    The most epic season mod you've ever seen!

    First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who got involved in making this mod. This might not be so important for others, but these guys gave me a lot of help:
    Big thanks to:
    @needforspeedgamer for the steering wheels, and driver pictures
    @Millsy24 for his Old Silverstone mod, which I used here
    @Jarvis , for testing out the AI pace against player and the handling model
    @remydeleeuw, for letting me know how to use the ryder bxml converter, and also for trying to help me with AI stalls at the start (which unlike F1 2012 didn't work)
    @Geckarbor5LP, for the base textures of Sauber, McLaren, and Jordan.
    @Steven Poirier for helmets, and later pitcrew, racecrew and driver suits once I convert them from F1 2012
    @Matt Drummond, for letting me use his 7 tracks mod.
    @Melphiz, for the NO DRS mod for F1 2013 that works on this game too.

    Now, what is included in the mod?
    -All the cars, all the drivers (apart from Lola), with realistic performances
    -17 race calendar in their order, including Jerez, Nurburgring (as Luxembourg GP and not as German GP), and most importantly Imola!
    -Includes some different tracks to replace Argentina and France: Brands is Argentina and Delhi is France
    -Revised handling (ONLY FOR WHEEL USERS FOR NOW!!), possibly the best thing in the mod.
    -Helmets for every driver
    -AI improved in dry pace, and made slower in wet (not OP as they were before). Now driving even a Williams or Ferrari can be challenging.
    -When driving any car you should be around the same pace as your teammate.
    -Bridgestone tyres are included!
    -Tyres wear less than normal
    -DRS disabled for all tracks

    STILL LEFT TO DO:
    -None :)

    IMPORTANT NOTES:
    -It is important that you run the car in LEAN revs if it's raining. @Jarvis strongly recommended this.:D
    -going to RACE ONLY can get you a strange/randominsed grid. You could even see a Minardi on pole!
    It is recommended to NOT use the RACE ONLY option in the race weekend, but run qualifying, even if it's one-shot.
    Full qualifying is also not recommended, as in real life in this era there were no Q1, Q2, Q3, just 1 60-minute quali session where you can do 12 laps.
    -I can't make the points system 10-6-4-3-2-1, it is still left like the post-2009 points scoring system. Maybe if you really want realism create your own tables with the pre-2002 points scoring system.
    -In case you can't complete the evaluation test without a game crash, use CTRL to skip it!
    -I saw some amazing track updates over here, definetly worth a check to enhance the experience of the mod :)
    http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/catalunya-sponsor-update-for-1997-spanish-gp.6861/
    http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/monaco-sponsor-update-for-1997-monaco-gp.6844/
    http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/imola-sponsor-update-for-1997-san-marino-gp.109001/

    INSTALATION:
    Now, I could not fit this within the 300MB regulation, so I have to split it to two parts
    1) Download the 1997 mod part 1 by miki2000milos
    2) Extract the .7z file you downloaded
    3) Drag the extracted files into your game folder, overwrite
    4) Download the 1997 mod part 2 by miki2000milos
    (http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/.5762/)
    5) Extract the .7z you downloaded
    6) Drag the extracted files into your game folder, overwrite
    7) START A NEW SAVE GAME (as it will 99,9% corrupt your old one), and enjoy!

    There is a crash fix included, you should not install it unless your game is crashing on Imola, Jerez and the tracks imported from F1 2013.

    It is important to extract first part 1 and then part 2!
    [​IMG]






    If anyone makes a youtube video about it, or even a career mode, I'd be pretty happy. Just link the mod in the description. :)

Recent Reviews

  1. Zanto
    Zanto
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    The Best f1 mod i´ve ever seen
  2. AshSchumacher
    AshSchumacher
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    awesome mod
  3. RaidenMKII
    RaidenMKII
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    amazing mod!
  4. juanlope1_7
    juanlope1_7
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    First of all congratulations for the work its amazingly well done :). I have a problem in game, the team names and driver pictures are still from the 2014 game. thanks!!
  5. JIH.webtel92
    JIH.webtel92
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    Great mod but Irvine is was born in Northern Ireland so in saying that should have GBR Flag
  6. vladimirjeger
    vladimirjeger
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    WOW, great job mate...Can I play a career with this mod?
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      yes, though I need to solve two bugs very soon
  7. Morgiman
    Morgiman
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    THANKS SO MUCH MATE I LOVE IT
    DAMON IN ARROWS!!!
  8. FernandoTheBest
    FernandoTheBest
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    Great mod :D
    Can i play it in multiplayer if my friends also download it?
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      It's possible using Hamachi and Tunngle I think, maybe.
  9. XxSancheZxX
    XxSancheZxX
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    This mod is perfect . I have a question. Why when I play my career tires are constantly cold , I can not achieve the temperature and brakes so I have to push it a lot before the brake.
  10. alexbaldwin
    alexbaldwin
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    Would you be ok with me making a video for my channel? :)
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      No problem Alex! :)
  11. MS13
    MS13
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    dude can you update the photos of the drivers please??
    1. Milos
  12. chris66721
    chris66721
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    Simply just fantastic! Could you tell me how were you able to form the chassis? I'm planning to go for a 2006 mod, but I cannot form the 2014 chassis of the cars :S
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      It's not formed, just extracted from the DLC files for F1 2013 :D
  13. Philipp Koch
    Philipp Koch
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    so very good mod !!
  14. bonnejv
    bonnejv
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    You've actually given us a brand new game, I love it!
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      that's awesome to hear! It is exactly what I wanted :D
  15. Darth
    Darth
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    How on earth did you do this one, awesome!
    1. Milos
  16. zippo
    zippo
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    Awesome!
    thank you
  17. igearzone16
    igearzone16
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    good job dude, this mod is excellent, the 90's cars a lot more fun, a
    AND this is for PEDRO13, you lying piece of mexicqan garbage, you don't have jack ****, all you did is steal 2 mods, and call them you own, you piece of ****...
  18. tigerlima
    tigerlima
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    Fantastic Job! :-D
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      Thanks! ;)
  19. jackrothermel
    jackrothermel
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    Fantastic
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      thanks mate! :)
  20. Pedro13
    Pedro13
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    Big and hard work, congratulations!
    I added 5 improvements in this mode. But I will not provide:
    1- I added the refueling
    2- I replaced the circuit Delhi by Estoril;
    3- I packed the Classification (1 hour, but with 13 laps);
    4- I added the original score of 1997 (10-6-4-3-2-1) e
    5- I switched the cameras (13 angles).
    ps : google translator
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      You sure 1-,3-,4- is possible to do in the game? I'd like to know if it is so I can update it!
  21. LETSF1
    LETSF1
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    Fantastic job! Best mod ever! :)
    1. Milos
  22. Yo's
    Yo's
    4/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    San Marino GP bug
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      what bug?
  23. destinationriver
    destinationriver
    4/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    Of course a VERY VERY VERY nice job. I remember playing F1 97 on my PS1, and now I got the season with which I grew up in a modern game! This is so awesome! THANK YOU SO MUCH! But if you could add a German language version I'll give you five stars ;D
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      if you want I can, just give me the language file
  24. tomymamani
    tomymamani
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    I just can pull 5 stars, for my you have 100 stars!!!!
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      Thanks! :D
  25. Cesky Krizak
    Cesky Krizak
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    Beautifully made, hopefully you can get the rest of it finished up :)
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      Of course I will! Probably next week :D
  26. airutonpurosuto8912
    airutonpurosuto8912
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    Woohoo!
    1. Milos
  27. Kubica 2012
    Kubica 2012
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    great :)
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      Thanks :D
  28. Timmieturner12
    Timmieturner12
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5 for now
    Wow great job Milos
    1. Milos
      Author's Response
      The other guys helped a lot :)