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F1 2014 - Handling Realism Mod (Pad & Wheel) + Texture Updates 1.41

Current: Assetto Corsa < F1 2014, not really but it's closer than ever

  1. hyjal
    No more steering asssist for pad users
    + (update for wheel users)

    1.4 Finally realistic feeling of driving

    You need to have real driving skills to use 'advanced files', after you you have learned how car act, noone can stop you anymore.





    Tyre wear
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    1.21 Let me know what do you think about game's feedback now. Is there too much of it?

    Please let me know what you liked and what you disliked, so I can make the next update even better! 1.3 will be better with your feedback!


    Turned all assist off? Feeling pro? Well you shouldn't...
    JUST KIDDING... If you love the game how it is then this is not for you.

    Codemasters added full steering assist for pad users includes keyboard players. I believe "hard core" or people who knows how to drive has noticed this and finds the game unplayable due that.

    Change log
    1.0 version
    - Steering assist is removed
    - Teams are balanced
    1.1 version
    - Teams are not balanced
    1.2 version
    - Handling is more responsively
    - Handling differences between teams are huge
    - Car setups are now in big role
    - Need oversteer you get it. Need understeer you get it!
    - !Wheel users should notice differences!
    - Feedback is now online!
    - New tyre wear texture
    - Offroad driving takes life out from those tyres
    - Restricted areas "unlocked"
    - Parts come off more easily
    What makes the driving unenjoyable due steering assist
    • You cannot make mistakes and if you do its more than hard to recove from low speed corners. Monaco is good example
    • You can use whatever brake setups you want and pretty much the outcome is same. Need to get car stop -> 60% front + high pressure + large brake pads or small (ligther car)
    • There is no way to have legit lock up since the car can turn specific amount on each turn -> means you cannot steer over the "ideal" point to "bad" point where your tyres would lock up.
    • Tyre wear is... ummm its umm Pirelli with steel tyres. Easily up to 18 laps in Austria one stop strategy meanwhile AI pits 2- 3. (50% race)
    Those are the major points I suffered in many races and gave up with the game.

    Firstly I searched if someone has already made this since I was going to start career but couldn't find any -> took the game files under magnification and I did it by myself and the game was WAY MUCH better with pad. I bet you can be not noticing how stupid it actually was.

    And continues

    This only "fixes" removes the steering assist from game and follow things will now occur in game after installing mod:

    • NORMAL lock ups <- oh men it feels great
    • Made mistake? recover without throwing the pad throught the window
    • Attack corners (using kerbs) as much as you want, since you can't do it
    • Tyre wear is pretty good:

    1. Drive with high shifting and you will loose tyres faster.
    2. Save tyres by low shifting
    -> You can actually feel the point when you loose the best grip out of the tyres. Normally 2 to 3 laps pushing and tyres are not the same.
    Same applies if saving tyres, start to push those few laps before pit, they can do it well but they are heavily worn by the time when entering the pit
    • DRIVING STYLE MAKES DIFFERENCES!!!!
    Drive inside white lines and minimal wheel spin and you are good to go for extra laps
    Drive outside track and you will notice it quickly
    • CAR SETUPS ACTUALLY MEANS SOMETHING
    You really need to figure out which setups are good for you for stable race.
    "Only" thing I just cannot understand in game WHY in practice session has so much traction control -> have good setups in practice -> Changes are high to rage quit in qualifying or in race




    Installing the mod is piece of difficult cake:
    1. Download
    2. Locate your game root (where F12014.exe lies)
    3. Overwrite when asked
    4. Start the game and feel the differences


    There is still alot assists which are hidden even thought you have all "off" whatever it means in game we will never find out.
    Good example: Spin anywhere and while sliding sideway the car stops immeadilitly.

Recent Reviews

  1. youyoux4
    youyoux4
    4/5,
    Version: 1.41
  2. YeBossKiller
    YeBossKiller
    5/5,
    Version: 1.41
    Very good job! Finally i can zigzag if i wrong the 1st chicane at Monza!
  3. F1_archie
    F1_archie
    5/5,
    Version: 1.41
    Can i ask why Sunday drivers has longer gear ratios than Advanced and Original ones ?
    Otherwise good job
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      If I'm not complete wrong I didn't change the gear ratio values, but I might be wrong thought (Have you checked the values actually?). Either way the mod was quite time consuming project and there's actually quite many values which has the affect on motor etc. Glad to hear you liked it. I'm retired from this project for now, mostly because the game engine was what it was. No flat spots, proper AI pitting, tyre wear as color indicators, fuel as +2 laps left... etc
  4. ItsNova
    ItsNova
    5/5,
    Version: 1.41
    ;p
    1. hyjal
  5. airutonpurosuto8912
    airutonpurosuto8912
    5/5,
    Version: 1.41
    Perfect handling mod for the 2014 game!
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      thanks for the feedback!
  6. danromy
    danromy
    5/5,
    Version: 1.41
    very great mod ,,but pls can you make the mod for the 7 addtional track most important (jerez , indian ,germay tracks)
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the feedback. SURE! if you just give me few days
  7. tjb420
    tjb420
    5/5,
    Version: 1.41
    Love the mod, perfect for me.
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Glad to hear!
  8. Saturn
    Saturn
    3/5,
    Version: 1.4
    G27 user here, I think it's a nice thought and those who are really good , beating legend with 1min duh it would be perfect. As I tried the mod I understood I needed to unlearn all I had learned. As the car over or understeered to the degree that I was 180degrees off track. I like the increased accel. Though not to have to relearn all tracks and replace all setups which actually do have effects even though this thread claims otherwise. Thumbs up for effort and a really hard adventure that I'm sure some wheel users will love. I will try to stick finding something here that will stop the AI from starting their career with all their R&D ready at 1th race, and something that gives wheel users same amount of grip as pad users. Thanks
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      thanks for the feedback. :)
  9. Diabolikpt
    Diabolikpt
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4
    I tried this today and loved it , a must need mod in F1 2014
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Let the speed serve you! Glad to hear you liked it!
  10. Adi_FerrariFan
    Adi_FerrariFan
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4
    I would say it as THE best mod for this game. But I really have only one problem. I'm a Sunday Keyboard driver, and the problem is that I'm getting TOO GOOD starts. :/ I mean as soon as the race begins, I press the space key and zoom I just go ahead of almost everyone... Tho the lap times come great and perfect, but just the problem with the start. Is there any fix for that? Thank you in anticipation. :)
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Nice to hear you liked it! I know indeed what are you talking about, but it's AI related "issue" since AI takes couple first corners slowly including start. What's funny that the files what I have modded car performance etc does have none or what-so-ever affect on AI, which tells something about the game. As far as I can say the "game engine" is taken from miniclip and used that core to expand it with tutorials all over the internet to get "master" game of F1. Maybe that's not the case but who knows for sure? Even thought few months back when I was working with this I was full of joy and I really thought I could do something "big" but the game has sooo many "hidden factors" basicly hidden files, atributes which are impossible to edit. For example I spent couple of days to see tutorial or any lead how to edit engineer voices, but it seemed to be impossible, since codemasters has made "stunning" voice acting or something. Not sure about that either... OH MEN why I am ranting in every post that I made here... My only hope is that the F1 2015 will be good. It doesn't need to be excellent just good. Manual starts, I mean how hard could that be?
  11. Pumbucka
    Pumbucka
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4
    Must have mod for F1 2014, definitely recommend Sunday drivers for 360 controllers, advanced is undrivable without a wheel. Would be awesome if you could apply the same direct input steering to other Codies games like dirt 3 and F1 2013 as well. would be much appreciated! having that anti-understeer assist is so annoying.
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      glad to hear you liked :). I'm currently retired from F1 and other driving games. Althought I made DIY racing wheel, exactly like Rosberg's wheel and the outcome was pretty good. But yes the F1 2013 and grid has own downsides but they do have their highlights too: for example grid has much more "deeper" gameplay. Physics, crashed, damage, etc. If I'm not totally wrong you could see other drivers too in replay? Or is this just may imagine? lul what's wrong with codemasters? My only hope is that the F1 2015 won't be bad made pc port nor awful pad controlling. And many... many other things pre- and postrace lap, pit lane, engineering voice, physics, damage, physics, did I mention physics?
  12. Tri Nguyen
    Tri Nguyen
    1/5,
    Version: 1.4
    Steering is overresponding. Tons of oversteer in all circuits. Terrible wheelspin. I'm a Sunday driver and it's IMPOSSIBLE to control the car even on the wheel- things were the same to Robson Cleyton .
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Hey, if that's the case then there must be something terrible wrong in your game files, since those files are foolproof and gives high grip levels in rear tyres, which makes the wheelspin minimum, actually none.
  13. akamosh
    akamosh
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4
    Thanks bro excellent work
    Keep it up!
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the feedback! :) I'll be doing something new in next weekend.
  14. DinkLv
    DinkLv
    4/5,
    Version: 1.4
    Well it is great improve using your mod (2-3s) cause the steering is responsive and stable. However when I try F1 2013 again I found that I enjoy 13 more because it's steering is much more responsive and easy for us Sunday drivers. Could u make another mod which is much like 13's feeling because in fact the downforce in 2014 is 20% lower than 13 which leads to more oversteer. Many thx!!! Keep going in your school work!!!
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      I'll try to come with something even more epic. Thanks :)
  15. Robson Cleyton
    Robson Cleyton
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4
    Yeah I'm a Sunday driver, =( it is impossible to control this car on pad in the hard way, any tips from experts? I've already changed the wings, suspensions, and everything just a little bit better, but there is no grip. kkkkkk
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      I admit it's really hard to drive now, but things that I have noticed to help is getting power down before corners, while steering nono for 100% throttle, seems it's possible that high mix has more power than low mix, but I cannot say for sure. My quick testing has shown that ride height is key factor. Althought it need some investigation more. And this was the first version of the "realistic" simulating, so it's highly possible that next versions will be easier to drive, when I find the balance, the mod will be beast.
  16. Ray Hamilton
    Ray Hamilton
    5/5,
    Version: 1.4
    Great!!
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      NEAT! :) glad to hear you liked
  17. Robson Cleyton
    Robson Cleyton
    5/5,
    Version: 1.31
    This MOD is perfect helped me a lot, I'm 2-3-4 seconds faster, but you need to shut down that traction control and give extra grip then the MOD will be perfect, waiting for these changes, thanks = D !!! xbox game in control (you recommended and I got a my girlfriend = D)
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      glad to hear you liked it :). Its been little quiet now from me modding the game, since I need to give some focus on school works.
  18. ballistix
    ballistix
    5/5,
    Version: 1.31
    everything is OK, except i feel traction control and cornering grip are coming around the game again! how about that?! when do you make various folders for mod as you said? i`m disquiet for that :) please release that one treasure :D
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the feedback! Yea it's pretty easy to drive now in 1.31. It's because there was so many things to needed to be changed. And I wanted to see how fast I can go low 1:08 in Austria which is pretty good. Plus thise changes are base for the next update, so don't worry there will be much challengable driving feel, I promise that! :)
  19. Bestioncar
    Bestioncar
    5/5,
    Version: 1.31
    one word man FAST!!!!!!thank for this i give more star here ***********************************************************
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Glad to hear you liked :) I don't have anything for you but I return few starts to you *** here you go :D
  20. Bestioncar
    Bestioncar
    5/5,
    Version: 1.3
    hi there thank for this mode..i am wheel user so i can feel the diffrent..but i have a problem to keep a straight line so i put my steering linearity to 17% so i can keep straight :P..anyway nice mods glad u make it...
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the feedback!
  21. D4r
    D4r
    5/5,
    Version: 1.23
    There isn't actually any chance to make it work in online matches? Not even partially?
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the feedback!
      Nope :(. Althought with cheat engine it might be possible, but it would be hard, since finding those values might be impossible. etc.
  22. danromy
    danromy
    4/5,
    Version: 1.23
    i really enjoyed it in dry race and light rain in all track but in full wet the cars seems very very Slippery on the track with no assist is this fixable PLS_
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the feedback. Ill look that in next update
  23. ballistix
    ballistix
    5/5,
    Version: 1.23
    this is just on its way to becoming the greatest mod of all the time, i think.
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Thanks. Some delay for 1.3 since Im lazy fish :)
  24. Callum Haynes
    Callum Haynes
    3/5,
    Version: 1.23
    I'm giving it a 3 because its made the experience somewhat worst for me :( Sorry buddy, but I'm not entirely sure if its improved or downgraded the experience for me because I tend to find it more difficult using this mod. I thought it would improve the steering, but instead its made it very very difficult for me to speed through corners in which looks easy on videos above. I keep spinning out because the steering is far too sensitive by using a Playstation 3 controller - which I always use. Is there any way for me to fix this?
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Thank you for feedback.
      I would say you don't play racing games alot? It requires skill to drive fast... THIS MOD REMOVES THE EASINESS OF DRIVING! and gives more keys for the driver.
      But I don't know you nor your driving skill so let me tell something about my f1 "career"...

      Well the Ps3 controller isnt the best controller for racing, since the throttle is well there is just button for throttle (on/ off). Only contrller which is good for racing games is controller which has actually trigger throttle, like xbox 360, and ps4 and xbox one. But I don't think that the problem is on your controler since it's possible to drive full throttle all the time with good pace. So I would say that you have to practice more to become good driver. I remember mine first races back in 2005. I was kid and driving was some what hard back then. Althought when I first time played the game, but playing more and more I get better and better, I was pretty hard core driver back them. That happened in Ps2.
      But now with "new consoles" xbox 360, I started playing 2010 and I was sooooo bad when I started. But just before 2012 release, I was damn beast in most tracks. Mainly Australia, well thats the first race in season and you know... restart ->
      I played 2012 alot and after ~ 50- 100 hours my bro said turn off those assists and I did. In first I was bad driver, but when I released how to drive. Since then driving has been easy as cake. I created cockpit, bought wheel and pedals + F1 2013 when it released and I was bad. But more I drove more I won.

      And Codemasters has been always made games which are fool proof for "bad" drivers who uses pad. Basicly pad users has no worries what kind of corner is coming.
  25. M2PWNS
    M2PWNS
    5/5,
    Version: 1.23
    I want to unlock restrictive areas only, which files are required?
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      surface_materials and yor're free to go
  26. AvantiFer96
    AvantiFer96
    5/5,
    Version: 1.22
    i downloaded this mod but before installing i would to ask some question: this mod is compatible with other mod like tyre mod or database mod? Thanks for the reply ;)
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Its pretty much safe to overwrite your old files, no matter what you have already installed, But yes if you have already tyre mod and don't want to use mine then you should go to 'cars' file and delete 'generics' file before overwriting your old files. This doesn't make any changes on database. If I missed something PM or post it into discussion section :)

      CHEERS!
  27. ballistix
    ballistix
    5/5,
    Version: 1.21
    No question !!!
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      :) good to know
  28. Jas Verstoppen
    Jas Verstoppen
    5/5,
    Version: 1.21
    Is this mod also eligable for online use?
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      It's not sorry, since the online matches uses "hidden" files. And those files are for singplaying.
  29. micmiller
    micmiller
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    thanks for the super mod ... I play with keyboard, works great !!!
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Glad yo hear you liked it? Thanks for the feedback
  30. Raul Corres
    Raul Corres
    5/5,
    Version: 1.2
    Now that teams are balanced the game is that much better. I was starting to wonder why my times remained the same when changing from Caterham to McLaren. Best mod 2014, hands down.
    1. hyjal
      Author's Response
      Glad to hear you like it! :) thanks for the feedback