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Nemuno Žiedas (Nemunas Ring) 0.65

Located in Lithuania. 4 layouts. The main layout is called "Fast Lap"

  1. mantasisg
    Hi, I've been working really hard on this track for half a year now, and a little bit more. I have decided to do an early release for motivation and (hopefully) less pressure :D

    Help me by providing suggestions, or post about issues if you have any at support forum.

    And yes this track is so rough and scary IRL !

    You can also check this thread, there is plenty of info about process of this project: http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/nemuno-Žiedas-1987-present.131305/

    I believe the track is quite enjoyable and functional already, however still plenty of work towards 1.0.


    WIP

    Major things to do:
    • Adding more objects, finishing existing ones (pretty much everything is still on the splines);
    • 3D grass;
    • Improving textures, UV's and shaders;
    • Smoothing out some geometry;
    • More attention for the AI;
    • Optimisation for better performance.
    Things done(not necessary finished):
    • Physical mesh;
    • Replay cams, one set;
    • Reverbs;
    • AI (working, but not perfect);
    • 15 cars grid at the moment;
    • Pits.
    Four layouts:
    • "Fast Lap" layout (the main layout, don't cut the chicane);
    • Trackday layout, with two additional tire chicanes, for cars without roll cages;
    • Fake Wet surface layout (basically just way less grip, and reflections on the tarmac);
    • Extended track, which is not used IRL (This model is very early, but layout is very exciting, so I decided to add it just so you can do a few laps there).

      ************

      Huge thanks for best AC track moders who helping me a lot, you know who you are (Sorry, Fat Alfie, for stealing your words :D). Special thanks for making me to go back to the spline, it was pain, but it was the way to go, and payed off really quickly.

      This track wouldn't be as precise as it is, if I wouldn't have received tons of help from Simuliatorių Akademija, many many real drivers helped, thanks to Simuliatorių Akademija.

      Huge thanks to "Fast Lap" organisers for special knowledge about the track and organizing an incredible events, big big thanks to Giedrius from "Fast Lap" for inviting to the track and nice walk around the track, and fast drive too :D

      Special thanks to
      Tauras Tunyla, a very talented racer, and organiser of "Neste Dream 2 Drive" for great interest into this project, very valuable testing and initial spark, from which this track model really started progressing.

      Thank you KUNOS for Assetto Corsa and the way it is so nice for us modders, bless you !

      Thanks for reading :)

      I'll do my best, to give this mod the best quality. let me know what you think about it already.
    If you think, that I deserved to buy some beer, or maybe an ice cream, then consider about donation :)


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    Images

    1. Screenshot_bmw_m3_e30_dtm_nemuno_ziedas_31-3-117-15-29-21.jpg
    2. Screenshot_jaguar_xj13_s1_nemuno_ziedas_29-5-117-0-58-5.jpg
    3. Screenshot_jaguar_xj13_s1_nemuno_ziedas_29-5-117-1-4-16.jpg
    4. Screenshot_jaguar_xj13_s1_nemuno_ziedas_29-5-117-1-10-34.jpg
    5. Screenshot_jaguar_xj13_s1_nemuno_ziedas_29-5-117-1-11-7.jpg
    6. Screenshot_jaguar_xj13_s1_nemuno_ziedas_29-5-117-1-12-36.jpg
    7. Screenshot_ks_toyota_supra_mkiv_tuned_nemuno_ziedas_27-5-117-0-57-5.jpg
    8. Screenshot_ks_toyota_supra_mkiv_tuned_nemuno_ziedas_27-5-117-1-3-31.jpg
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Recent Reviews

  1. asehauDLM
    asehauDLM
    5/5,
    Version: 0.65
    Excellent track, thank you very much!
  2. scolman21
    scolman21
    5/5,
    Version: 0.65
    great layout, nice scenery. this will be a classic when finished, i look forward to when it is. masses of potential with this one !
  3. Zink
    Zink
    5/5,
    Version: 0.65
    If i knew how to make a track, it would be something like this. Love elevation changes, bankings, sweeping and/or blind corners, just like real roads are. Feels quite natural. Of course misses more objects and fade ins and whatnot, but the groundwork is great
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you for great review :) Yes still learning this art of tracks modelling for AC. Just recently learned something about how to do transitions better. Track is pretty crazy IRL :)
  4. cptlockheed
    cptlockheed
    5/5,
    Version: 0.65
    Love the fast track! Just finished an adrenaline-filled race with Lamborghini Miuras. Only thing needing a fix is the reverb.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Not the only, there are tons of stuff to improve visual appearance, also AI needs to be improved. It is weird that reverb is still too strong, I have reduced it dramatically after first version. But I'm going to reduce it more, again. Thanks for five stars and the feedback :)
  5. miamizue06
    miamizue06
    5/5,
    Version: 0.65
    Wow great work ! This is a beautiful Track !!! I love it
  6. jurik1984
    jurik1984
    5/5,
    Version: 0.65
    Great! Great progress! I love it!
  7. Chainblade
    Chainblade
    5/5,
    Version: 0.65
    This track is so fun to drive. You're creating something really special here.
  8. themission2
    themission2
    5/5,
    Version: 0.65
    WOOOOOW!!! I love it!!! Thank you so much!!! ;-/) The wet road surface is perfect!!! I hope and pray for updates and more Tracks!!! ;-D
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks :) I hope for updates too, will have to think it over, what needs to be redone, what could be only tweaked, how to manage textures better and so on.... I think that wet track is fun too, even if it is not truly simulated wet track, still fun. There is a rumor that I'm working on Goodwood circuit :D based on LiDAR
  9. darkelf1
    darkelf1
    5/5,
    Version: 0.65
    very nice..........
  10. zentas
    zentas
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Really well done Mantas. I remember just dreaming of this track showing up in a racing sim. And it has! Keep up the good work!
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you :) It is possible that an update is coming this or next week, just as it is hot now because of Fast Lap final races this weekend :)
  11. Karolis
    Karolis
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Great job
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks, man :)
  12. vilivili
    vilivili
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    It's awesome and I love the layout but the reverb is way too exaggerated.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks :) Currently have been working on one other track for a bit more than one month, and now have some work on LIDAR based Goodwood circuit :) I'll come back to Nemuno Ziedas with much improved skill :)

      The reverb is probably worst part of this version, really weird how none of the testers complained about it, and i didn't find it too strong, till it was too late. Will be fixed in the first place :)
  13. dahani1987
    dahani1987
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Awesome track for Mount Panorama Lovers!
    Its posible to make replay cam for extended???
    Thankss good joob
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you :) Yes it is possible indeed. I actually planned not to release extended layout at all, because it is lacking a lot. But released it just so people could try the layout. I plan to do a lot of visual improvements for main track in next update, and make extended layout equal or similar quality. :)
  14. Deswribilator
    Deswribilator
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
  15. VR Planeta
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      On the limit ! :)

      It is really awesome to drive this track with VR, all the elevations feels rather accurate :) Flat screens can not really show it.
  16. smurth
    smurth
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Already good while only in a beta stage
  17. djtopa
    djtopa
    4/5,
    Version: 0.5
    When I see what kind of tracks here get 4-5 stars it seems pointless to rate tracks haha.Not a fan of historic or fast tracks but I'm addicted to this one!What a great layout and elevation changes are so good you have to be brave to push the cars to the limit on some places!Great work only thing I noticed is its not good with to stiff or low cars its bompy so not so good with those cars.keep up the great work!
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thanks :) 4 stars seems fair enough for now :D Very stiff cars will always be slightly "uncomfortable" at this track, thats how it is in real life. I'm sure if cars could talk, they would say that this tracks hurts. I hope for significant graphical improvements. I don't think that I will change this track a lot physically.
  18. jurik1984
    jurik1984
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Great! Nice track for fun and for Formula Easter) Thanks!
  19. Chris Kennedy
    Chris Kennedy
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Really cool circuit, thanks for sharing. Drives really nice, first impression was that there was a constant repetitive bump pattern in the road which was noticeable as soon as you turn the wheel, would be cool if it felt a bit more random, but they arent large enough to be annoying. Cheers
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you :) What wheel are you using ? You can answer in support forum. Personally I'm happy with road feel, except between T1 and T2. But physical mesh is not finished, so it could be a bit repetitive for a driver with a great sense for little details. I have used 6 or 5 different physical road meshes through the Fast Lap layout, some should feel different than others. When road is going to get off the spline, then I'll be able to improve physical mesh "noise" a lot.
  20. Instevs36
    Instevs36
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Thank i love layout of this track, You will definitely do a very good job like the Jaguar XJ13, I do not worry, 5 stars for encouragement.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Thank you :) I'll be trying to improve XJ13 model in upcoming weeks, it has quite a lot of room for improvements :) I do hope to bring Nemuno Ziedas much higher with next updates, as I did with XJ13. But this release goal is to introduce the track. Cosmetic stuff got relatively little attention comparing to accuracy of layout, but I've been ttryin to get it look good very hard too.
  21. simracerdv
    simracerdv
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Super!!!!
  22. Saulius Vysniauskas
    Saulius Vysniauskas
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Great track!
  23. CobraCat
    CobraCat
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Epic ! The layout is challenging and fun and has a vintage track feel, a bit like Nordschleife.

    I look forward to future updates!! Well done !
  24. Neville Roberts
    Neville Roberts
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Very nice thank you.
    Look forward to the finished product - would like to see more pit boxes and perhaps a little less reverb through the banked sections.
    1. mantasisg
      Author's Response
      Yes agree, somehow nobody pointed it out before, perhaps not all cars are annoying. Some mod cars might be really weird with reverb. I will reduce reverb by half. You can do it easily too, just drop down WET_LEVEL in audio_sources.ini as much as you like. :)
  25. darkelf1
    darkelf1
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Very nice map, if add some better road shoulder, and some mountain as background, it will be perfect....Thanks!!
  26. Ned
    Ned
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Always happy to see new tracks .This one looks good
  27. alcione
    alcione
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    I like the track design, it can be a wonderful circuit when finished. It looks very good.
  28. Manfredk2
    Manfredk2
    5/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Great track. Cant wait for 1.0
  29. JoaquinPS21
    JoaquinPS21
    4/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Amazing! even to be on 0.5. I was looking for this track for drift, for so much time. Thanks!
  30. VFX Pro
    VFX Pro
    4/5,
    Version: 0.5
    Wow...what an amazing track, the blind turns and elevation changes are fantastic. With less repeated textures (tiles) and a physical mesh, this track should be bought by AC. Good luck finishing it, an instant classic.