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Goodwood Circuit 0.4

Created using LiDAR scan data. Legendary motor racing circuit located at Chichester.

  1. mantasisg
    Goodwood Motor Circuit mod is created using LiDAR data. No guesswork involved.

    When I found LiDAR data of Chichester (thanks to our forum community), I have decided that existing old Goodwood circuit mod can go to pension. I feel like my version is significantly better already, the Goodwood Revival is still in our minds and Ferrari 250 GTO is almost here. So thats why I'm releasing this track early before it is developed further. Honestly, I don't know if this could be 0.3 or 0.5, I have had no road map, I have just worked on it, so I decided that this is 0.4. With all respect to you, simracers. I hope you are going to enjoy this early build.

    What is LiDAR ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lidar

    Don't be surprised that track is rather bumpy, it has many undulations, it is far from flat. Most cars feels very good, however few cars might feel not perfectly suited for this type of track, so take it to account. It also is about as grippy as The Highlands.

    Fake Wet layout is included for wet track placebo, don't be surprised that it is so slippery, 1"50 is a fast laptime at Goodwood when it is wet. Try to take imaginary wet lines for better placebo. Imaginary because no sim in the market is simulating wet track grip correctly :)

    Whats left to do:

    • Revise some existing elements and textures;
    • Add more elements and create some new textures;
    • Teach the AI how to drive better;
    • AI works just in quick race mode, because they gets stuck in pits;
    • Final revision, and all needed corrections, if found;
    • Optimisation;
    • And someday - 3D (vertical) grass.
    SPECIAL THANKS

    Andy Riches - For great help testing the track and preview videos;
    Berniyh - Great help testing and preview video;
    Norbs - For awesome camera sets;

    Also big thanks for everyone who said nice words, motivating words, helping words.


    And now have to go back to real life, because I have not been there for some time. :D

    FEEDBACK AND CRITICISM AND ALL OTHER GOOD THINGS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED IN SUPPORT FORUM OF THIS MOD


    Images

    1. Screenshot_ks_alfa_romeo_gta_goodwood_circuit_15-9-117-19-35-14.jpg
    2. Screenshot_ks_alfa_romeo_gta_goodwood_circuit_15-9-117-19-40-52.jpg
    3. Screenshot_ks_alfa_romeo_gta_goodwood_circuit_15-9-117-19-43-29.jpg
    4. Screenshot_ks_alfa_romeo_gta_goodwood_circuit_15-9-117-19-48-39.jpg
    5. Screenshot_ks_ford_gt40_goodwood_circuit_15-9-117-20-8-0.jpg
    6. Screenshot_ks_ford_gt40_goodwood_circuit_15-9-117-20-12-30.jpg
    7. Screenshot_ks_ford_gt40_goodwood_circuit_15-9-117-20-20-47.jpg

Recent Reviews

  1. John B. Ellis
    John B. Ellis
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Incredible! Driving the 250 GTO around this version of Goodwood Motor Circuit is the most fun I've had behind a virtual wheel in ages. Keep up the fantastic work!
  2. decipher
    decipher
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    a proper version of goodwood for AC? i say yes please! keep up the great work, already very good!
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks, and thanks for Jaguar XJ13 :) I am a bit busy, I hope to get back to Goodwood soon. I'm happy that a lot of people appreciates Goodwood, and this mod :)
  3. Zero2Base
    Zero2Base
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    This is great work. The track feels like you are driving a real piece of tarmac rather than a simulated one. With regards to the bumps, I like them as they are. If you compare the real world vs. sim in the video provided, they are pretty similar. If fact I think the real car is bouncing more on the surface. Improving the environment to make it feel more like you are actually at Goodwood would be something to consider but it is enjoyable to drive as it is.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you. I appreciate your review a lot :)

      Visual aspects and AI functionality is in the focus now. I hope for steady progress till the Members Meeting, perhaps an update in December. Thats the plan :)
  4. John Roberts
    John Roberts
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    This is so much better than the 'old' Goodwood. It feels genuinely fast - frighteningly so! In particular St. Mary's is totally different and quite challenging to get right, just as it should be. Some distance markers would be useful as at the moment I'm using the grandstand as a braking point!

    The surface feels fine to me. I'm using the standard FF settings with a Logitec G29 wheel and I have no problem with the feedback or the bumps. Goodwood really is a bumpy circuit and if you stick to the older cars which raced on it in period, it's perfect just as it is. Modern F1 cars won't like it, but they don't race there IRL. It does feel as if the track is very grippy though. I can get away with mistakes on this track which would put me in the wall at Oulton Park. Perhaps it's the Oulton mod which isn't grippy enough - it does seem particularly difficult to get a clean lap.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing the spectators arrive for my own version of the Revival. Great work.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Big thanks for nice review :)

      I don't think they use braking markers towrds No Name curve, which could be considered as part of St.Mary's. I think it is perfectly good to brake a lttle just after that slight kink, and then turning in super early, in revival and members meeting they are taking this turn with a slight neutral or slighly oversteerish slide, I think thats when the curve is being taken correctly, you can go surprising fast there indeed.

      As for circuit being too grippy, I really don't think so, it uses 0.97 friction value, Monza 1966 uses same, Silverstone 1967 uses 0.99. I don't know whats about Oulton mod :) I think grip in Goodwood changes more often than weather haha, when they take the oldest cars around, seems like it is almost a rule that some are spilling some oil. It is remarkable how many cement dust marks there used to be, can be seen in Google earth. Now there are much less.

      As for bumps I feel the same way - correct cars feels right. There could be some space for improvement, but it is very close to the real deal I'm sure.

      Can't wait to get free time and work on the track further :)
  5. THL
    THL
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    In one word: Excellent! Thank you so much!
  6. tibalotte
    tibalotte
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Old cars on this track are amazing. Really well done Good job. Thank You
  7. ElPuebl0
    ElPuebl0
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Top stuff! Thanks a lot :)
  8. drift92
    drift92
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    It's amazing with 250gto. Love it <3
  9. Darth mong
    Darth mong
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    This has honestly made AC for me, this is what i've been waiting for since release. My favourite track! Done very nicely and much better than previous incarnations. Can't wait to see future versions as its looking darn good already. :)

    Also, wet version of the track is a nice touch, many Kenny Brack-esque moments had!
  10. jim lloyd
    jim lloyd
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Coming along nicely pal, the layout and mesh is spot on, few more tweaks and your there. highly recommend, this track drives amazing.
  11. Terra21
    Terra21
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Love it
  12. Nakblade
    Nakblade
    4/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Nice - merci
  13. Xon3ka
    Xon3ka
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    now i can crash my 250gto in safety !
  14. Kasti
    Kasti
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Great Job! A wonderful track especially for lower powered cars like the GTA or the Escort.
  15. Darius Ramoz
    Darius Ramoz
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Coming from an old goodwood mod, I never imagined this track to be so bumpy. excellent work! shame we don't have the hillclimb layout yet. Keep up laddie.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you :) There is a little discussion that it is possibly too bumpy, I think it must be pretty close, perhaps too bumpy between T1 and T2.
  16. Dajonaga
    Dajonaga
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Excellent track! Thanks.
  17. smurth
    smurth
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Promising.
    Keeo up the good work
  18. Stig Bidstrup
    Stig Bidstrup
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    @mantasisg You have no less than Nailed it with this track,
    The elevation changes and bumps on this track is in a class of it own--its a Benchmark track when it comes to surface, other track makers should look at this---and learn.
    I have tried nearly all the Classic cars in AC on this track, and even the lap times match the real world--that's unusual .
    Now it only needs a few more track objects ( not many ) and a fully functional pit area so it can be used in this years Goodwood Revival in the virtual world , which usually takes place between christmas and new year's eve .
    I can only give you 5 stars=excellent , but it's Sublime .
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks for such a nice review ! I like the surface a lot too, I might smooth an area between Madgwick exit and entry of Fordwater, but not too much. I must collect best laptimes from Goodwood and make a record table, but yes, seems like laptimes are pretty close to the real ones, although there are slight differences in the cars which they use and what we have in AC, but some are really close. Thanks :)
  19. K4rBonStig
    K4rBonStig
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Nice work, many thanks!
  20. whatshisname_
    whatshisname_
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    loving this track in historic cars, my favourite to race in AC. Thanks for bringing this track to AC.
  21. SirWoody
    SirWoody
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Already my new favourite mod for Assetto Corsa, and will easily become my most used track! Thank you very much for a very needed update to this amazing circuit!
  22. Tomcul
    Tomcul
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Great to get a more accurate version its such a perfect track for classics IMO, looking forward to future updates, Thank you..
  23. SuperVeloce522
    SuperVeloce522
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Great track, much better than the other version. Just need to get the AI working in the pits.
  24. Deetz
    Deetz
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Simply superb. I've been hoping for an updated version of this track, and this is excellent. The track now matches what I see when there watching live racing. In lew of the revival meeting last weeked, we were running the GPLEA version with the Lotus 25 on our server this week, and imediately swapped to this version after we spotted it. Love the undulations, make's it more techinical (and faster - St Mary's wow) to drive.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks :) Yes St.Mary's section was probable the most off in the old mod, as well as the grid straight. I'm really happy to have a proper Goodwood now too, will race a lot no doubt, will be looking for servers and probably will race in yours too. Big thanks !
  25. Neville Roberts
    Neville Roberts
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Brilliant.
    Driving a DB5 in a field of 60's cars took me back to being there for the Revival in 08.
    Thank You.
  26. Karl Lorenz
    Karl Lorenz
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Goodwood is my favorit motorsport place on earth, and this great track gives my the possibility to test and learn the track.
    I was 3 times as a spectator there and hope that I can drive once day with my ford capri 3.0S essex on the track.
    Keep on the good work.
    The most time of testing and driving I do on rfactor 1 simulator. Is it poossible to get this track also for rfactor 1?
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      I think that it is very possible. But I would expect it to be converted to Automobilista and rF2 :) I would give a permission, to an intelectual modder to do that. But I have to be asked. However, I'd guess that it would be logical to wait till the mod is developed further.
  27. Alan Jones
    Alan Jones
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Brilliant track! Really gives the 'feel' of Goodwood. Thanks very much and keep up the great work!
  28. JusTiCe-8
    JusTiCe-8
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    What a great start, 5 stars easy, it's a great track you've made.
    Quite bumpy, this does not really please AC physic and/or my G-25 FFB (old cars became a bit "upset" with default setting).
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you :) I also use G25, but I may have FFb set up well, also I use LUT generator, FFB is pretty awesome. At some parts feels like getting close to clipping, but never had any clipping there, I think all old cars, and most road cars copes very well with the bumps. Lots of time to decide and find out if any bumps should be smoothed out. The physical mesh will most definitely stay the same, I just might make some bumps to feel smoother, but it will not be major physical mesh overhaul.
  29. asehauDLM
    asehauDLM
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Very nice, thanks a lot!
  30. Cote Dazur
    Cote Dazur
    5/5,
    Version: 0.4
    Very well done, feels like the real thing, although I never went, but from all the videos, it is like I imagined, thank you.
    Like you, now can't wait for 250GTO to drive it here, meanwhile enjoying the Shelby Cobra.