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Pacific Coast 0.95

California Highway 1 (Big Sur) - 23km coast road

  1. Phoenix77
    This track is dedicated in loving memory to my Brother, Jeremy.
    If you have fun driving along here, I'm sure he'd love that.

    DISCLAIMER
    You're not permitted to upload these files anywhere else, or to convert, in whole or in part.
    I appreciate all the shares on Facebook/Youtube.
    When sharing, please share a link to this page as I want to keep everything on Race Department.
    If you have ideas for mods for this road, please ask my permission first. Thanks

    Screenshot_ks_ferrari_288_gto_pacific_coast_v1_22-9-117-17-31-17.jpg
    Highway 1 - California (North & South routes)
    This is 23km of route 1 in California, this highway is known as Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) or the Cabrillo Highway. The Southern route is well known as Big Sur (Big South). Big Sur starts at Cape San Martin and runs South along a twisty, mountainous section of coastline.


    Known as a true drivers road because of its fast sweepers, tight hairpins as well as fast and slow chicanes. Also includes the North Route. Cape San Martin is around 100km South of Monterey... The San Carpoforo Valley is around 20km North of San Simeon
    Screenshot_ks_ferrari_812_superfast_pacific_coast_v1_24-9-117-3-3-46.jpg
    Now includes a mansion free roam layout, with 118 pit boxes...
    The 1st 8 drivers into the server start at the mansion...
    From then on you will start in either the North or South parking lots...
    Screenshot_ks_mazda_mx5_cup_pacific_coast_25-9-117-5-32-28.jpg
    Screenshot_ks_ferrari_288_gto_pacific_coast_v1_22-9-117-17-41-56.jpg Screenshot_ks_ferrari_288_gto_pacific_coast_v1_22-9-117-17-28-31.jpg Screenshot_bmw_1m_pacific_coast_25-9-117-1-37-52.jpg
    In some ways this is a bit of an early upload, but looking forward to people trying out the new road position :)


    Massive thanks goes to @Ben O'Bro for being extremely helpful with 3DS Max, also suggesting some awesome scripts... Top man :)

    Big thanks to @dodz27 for the cameras :)
    I had to tweak a few of them as the terrain / roads moved quite a bit...
    Thanks to a 1 billion pixel satellite image...
    Thanks to @Amir Vodokotlic for reminding me of a really useful program to source this.
    Thanks also to @movo. for reminding me quickly of a setting it would have taken me ages to find :D
    Big thanks also goes to everyone who has supported, advised and made suggestions on Race Department.

    Special thanks to those who have taken the time to review, or who have been kind enough to donate.

    Thanks and enjoy your drive along the coast :D

    Screenshot_a3dr_ferrari_512tr_pacific_coast_25-9-117-7-50-11.jpg
    Track Install
    (If you have a previous version... Delete existing pacific_coast folder before installing v0.95)
    Extract archive to a temp directory...
    Copy the pacific_coast folder into your assettocorsa/content/tracks folder.


    Although not necessary...
    If you would like to say thanks by
    buying me a beer or a coffee

    [​IMG]
    Thank You :)
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    If you like Pacific Coast you might also like LA Canyons
    A 42km Circuit winding it's way through the San Gabriel mountain range
    in California. It started out as a test area to make improvements to Pacific Coast.

Recent Reviews

  1. correca
    correca
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Fantastic track and lots of fun. Thank you for your effort that deserves a beer ;)
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks a lot Correca, really glad you're having lots of fun along the coast, and thanks for your support, thanks mate :)
  2. Germain Entete
    Germain Entete
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Fantastic improvements, hope you will finish this great project, can't wait for NFS battles :)
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks Germain, It will soon get to 1.0
      Complete with AI traffic layouts, coming shortly :)
      The Need for Speed cars are well suited for the new road...
      Let the battles commence :)
  3. Edoardo Brotto
    Edoardo Brotto
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    One of the best tracks out there. A driving dream coming true! Great improvement from last version. Thanks a lot for your effort, very much appreciated!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks very much Edoardo, A driving dream.... That's really nice to hear. You're more than welcome :)
      Good luck learning the new lines.
  4. nekrobob
    nekrobob
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Great Stuff,so much better now!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks Bob, glad you're finding it much better :)
      Have some fun drives, drive safe :D
  5. Regingz
    Regingz
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Thank you so much!! HUGE improvement from last version (which in IMHO was completely 'dull'), had a lot of fun online last night with friends!! Really appreciate your effort, amazing job! Keep up! Expect a small donation ;)
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      You're welcome mate! It's a shame that you found the last version dull... But after driving the new rebuild... I can see why :)
      Really cool that you had lots of fun with your friends online.
      And thanks for any support in advance.
      Much appreciated.
      I hope you continue having more fun with your friends along here online.
  6. Emmanuel Ricatti
    Emmanuel Ricatti
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Super fun to drive, have a blast on the Lotus 3 eleven

    Hope to see this online!!!!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Excellent Emmanuel, glad you're finding it super fun :)
      Once enough people try out the new version... hopefully there will be a few servers... Then I can think about adding..... other things ;)
      Thanks for the review mate :)
  7. Icky427
    Icky427
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    its very good. nice bumpy realistic feeling surface, good textures, enough roadside objects to not be boring. couple nice little side roads to explore. i did see a hole in the mesh on the right side of the road at the very bottom of the hill coming down from the mansion. also, it ran a smooth 90fps in VR (oculus) with just me in practice using an r9 fury gpu.
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the detailed review Icky
      Yeah there are quite a few things to patch up...

      Thanks also for the performance figures... Seems like using the LOD system is working nicely... also trimming over a million polys out of the terrain mesh has helped performance.
  8. Klabautermann
    Klabautermann
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Ah sexy, thanks for your work mate!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks mate, glad you're enjoying it... You're welcome :)
  9. lsd67
    lsd67
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    grazie ottimo lavoro ;)
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks LSD, glad you think it's great :)
  10. Chris Kennedy
    Chris Kennedy
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Amazing stuff
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks a lot mate, really glad you're liking it :)
  11. Tonoppa
    Tonoppa
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Did couple of runs with RT12R. "True driver's road" is an euphemism for 23kms of poo coming out. Might need to go with 595 first. And it's amazing how much additional decorating adds into immersion. Good stuff, good stuff.
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      I think the 595 might be a bit slow mate :D
      There will be plenty more decorating coming later...
      I'm now using LOD out's so it should also stay reasonably optimised.
      Thanks mate, great that you're enjoying it.
      I'd recommend trying something with plenty of downforce while learning just test how fast the corners can be taken.
      Thanks for the review...
      And I take no responsibility for your cleaning bill lol
  12. CapitanulHaos
    CapitanulHaos
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    thanks
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      No worries Capitan, you're welcome :)
  13. Rage9one
    Rage9one
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    It looks really nice now, great work!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Cool thanks mate :)
      Really glad you're liking it!
  14. Hachiroku_88PL
    Hachiroku_88PL
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Oh boy, I have been waiting so long for this, bet not alone. Brings back memories of driving the Jadranska Magistrala in Croatia, except in the game I can push a Corvette instead of my diesel wagon. I feel that the "restart session" button is going to get hot for a while. It is hard to compare 0.95 to 0.824 (previous version), basically everything has been improved. Most impressive for me is the road itself - much more natural to drive and better looking. You can't get enough of it. Models, textures, objects - all top quality. The place as a whole is very well recreated. It is simply a must have.
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Really glad your wait was worth it mate :)
      And that you like all the improvements.. still room for plenty more :)
      Keep having a blast, hope you learn the corners quickly.. to get the maximum out of them :)
      I'd recommend something like the C7R while re-learning the corners that have changed (most of them)
      Thanks for the cool review.
  15. Gabriel Wong
    Gabriel Wong
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Really nice to see it improved through the months, great work!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks Gabriel, glad you're liking, and have been following the progress, Drive safely :)
  16. darkelf1
    darkelf1
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    Love it, dangerous.....
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks mate... Yeah it's really dangerous... But then real road is.
      Have fun :)
  17. RobertM525
    RobertM525
    5/5,
    Version: 0.95
    I haven't really tried this in a while but wow, it's come a long way! It really feels like driving down the Pacific Coast Highway. (My 8 year old daughter even said, "Is that where we went camping?!" because it looked so much like the Oregon coast.)

    Great work!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks that's really cool to know Robert...
      The Oregon coast has beautiful scenery.
      Have some good trips along here in whatever cars you're using :)
  18. kiirtan
    kiirtan
    3/5,
    Version: 0.95
    I was waiting for this track to be a little more updated.
    So you also added the Californian earthquakes in the map.
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks, no earthquakes... maybe the odd landslide
  19. Ben O'Bro
    Ben O'Bro
    5/5,
    Version: 0.824
    First Release:Sep 24, 2016
    First drive, less than a year later XD
    My loss really, the road is awesome! Reminds me of nice coastal roads in Spain and south of France, thanks for the experience! I really look forward to the finished version. But already this is such a pleasure to drive
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      At least you've driven the old road now, so you can see the difference with the new road ;)
      It's cool that it reminds you of some nice coastal roads.
      Your Caterhams love it along the new road...
      It's a very slightly bumpy ride... but that adds to the sense of speed (even though it tops out at around 120mph)
      Thanks a lot for your review mate (and... within a year) :)
  20. Thany77
    Thany77
    5/5,
    Version: 0.824
    Great track, combines well with the TNFS mod. It reminds a lot of Coastal stage 2/3 in that game, which was probably inspired by big sur. Everything comes around it seems.

    As the modder wrote, it still needs more trackside objects, so the corners get more visual personality and can be easier identfied. When that's done, it's probably in the top 10 or ever top 5 mod tracks for Assetto and a must have for everyone.
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks mate :)

      Yeah it has been said that it feels like a Need For Speed track... Which is cool. I was holding back on trackside objects as I learn how to keep things running well (this is my 1st track after all) but yeah... fair point it does need more recognisable corners, even though the real road is quite "samey" along quite alot of this stretch of coastline.

      Since 0.824 I've been overhauling the entire track, lining the road up to a 1 billion pixel satellite image for increased accuracy.
      adding track edge border transitions... optimised the terrain so it uses 1/4 the polys. Which means I won't be holding back when the trees, telegraph poles etc go in :)

      Thanks for the concise review, much appreciated :)
  21. Smashmouth
    Smashmouth
    5/5,
    Version: 0.824
    Hey guys, it's a lovely morning today in Tujunga canyon, wait this isn't Matt Farah One Takes...
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Cheers for the rating mate... It's better than a Matt Farah One Take, as you can cross the double yellows :)
  22. Jez_Hammond
    Jez_Hammond
    5/5,
    Version: 0.824
    Had to download again...because I couldn't rate it as i downloaded it before the new site requirements...and this needs 5 stars for your passion plus great times here thanks!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks Jez for downloading again just to rate... I'm glad you felt so strongly that you needed to rate this track, that's cool :)
      Really glad that you're having some great times here... That's what this road is all about.
  23. Jens Nixdorf
    Jens Nixdorf
    5/5,
    Version: 0.824
    Gets better and more lively from version to version. Real nice work :)
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks Jens... Great that you're liking the improvements.. There are Plenty more improvements to come... Thanks for taking the time to comment mate :)
  24. ramthecowy
    ramthecowy
    5/5,
    Version: 0.824
    I've been cruising around here with the cars from the GT Legends modpack... god I love it :D Great work man, I love your continued enthusiasm to keep on working on it as well your active interaction with the community - I'm a huge fan! <3
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Excellent mate, glad you got it working :) The GT Legends pack... Nice choice :) Got to love the RaceDepartment website for the help the community gives... Which you're now a part of... Nice one. Cheers for the review and happy cruising! :)
  25. Carlitox
    Carlitox
    5/5,
    Version: 0.824
    This is my favorite thing to thrash road cars. Especially the Porsches! Amazing isn't enough to describe your job.
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks a lot :) That's great to know Carlitox... Yeah the Porsches love it along here... It's nice to cruise along here... But I think it's even better to do a 9 minute run in a GT3 RS.

      Cheers for commenting :)
  26. Gustavo Stiebler
    Gustavo Stiebler
    5/5,
    Version: 0.824
    What`s the difference between the standard and cruise versions?
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the stars Gustavo :)
      The differences with the Cruise layouts are..
      1) The AI stays in the right hand lane... and they overtake on the left
      2) The AI is "Cruising" at 80% of their top speed...
      (Independent of the AI slider)
      Let some AI Supercars loose, give them a minute or two headstart and chase them down. It will take them a Kilometre or two for them to get filtered into single file anyway :)
  27. dreamer al
    dreamer al
    5/5,
    Version: 0.824
    Probably not a good thing to admit too, but I didnt like the look this track at first. I recently looked at LA Canyon and saw a lot of potential. Coming back, the the latest version (of this) has vastly improved. I have been converted (for all that anyone really cares). Goes to show how much I know. Well done, its a great track.
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      That's totally fair enough mate, it would be a boring world if everyone liked the same things :) I'm currently "tweaking" the flow of Pacific to increase the experience, as I've learnt a few things with L.A. Canyons...
      Add to this better terrain shaders/textures... and some serious optimising... and this version is half the version v1.0 will be ;)

      Glad you're enjoying it mate, and glad you've been converted :D
      Keep an eye on this one... There's plenty more to come.

      Thanks for the cool review :)
  28. DKGORACE
    DKGORACE
    5/5,
    Version: 0.824
    Very nice work! Look forward to whenever you have updates. Donated a pint for your efforts. Keep up the good work and hope to see another track from you.
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Really glad you like it, and cheers for the pint mate :)
      I've been looking into how a few things work... and there will be a fairly large update coming in the hopefully near future.
      I hope you have plenty of fun driving in California :)
      Thanks again!
  29. scolman21
    scolman21
    5/5,
    Version: 0.824
    Amazing work man ! The guardrails are awesome. the bushs increase the feel of speed and much increased detail with textures. I cant stop playing this track has a real cali vibe to it without the traffic. Thanks dude
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Cheers mate. Really glad you're liking the added items... There will be continuous improvements as and when I learn more, mainly texture work... There is a location or two to go in yet.
      Although I can't do that until some optimisation work happens first. Thanks for your continued reviews mate, Much appreciated :)
  30. Chris Kennedy
    Chris Kennedy
    5/5,
    Version: 0.824
    Awesome stuff, AC needed something like this
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks a lot Chris, thanks for testing it out... And thanks for the rating mate :)