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Virginia International Raceway 1.1

Scratch buit for AC by Darren Blythe, RIgel, Lilski and Arthur666

  1. dazzyb2k3
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    After almost 2 years work we are very proud to release this great track for Assetto Corsa.

    Virginia International Raceway (commonly known as "VIR") is a road course located in Alton, Virginia. VIR hosts amateur and professional automobile and motorcycle events, driving schools, club days, and private test rentals. It is most famous for hosting the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship which takes place every August.

    The track itself has been painstakingly modeled from scratch using several sources of technical data, countless photographs, hours of video footage and real world feedback from drivers and racers.

    It contains all seven layouts: Full, Grand East, Grand West, North, South, Patriot & Patriot Reverse. All are fully functioning with AI. Each layout has it's own look and feel in accordance with real life. The 'Full' layout is 2016 race spec as you will see it in the Sportscar Championship/Oak Tree GP

    A huge amount of effort went into this project. We hope you enjoy it.

    Please take the time to check out the release notes included in the download.

    Version History
    V1.1 - 18/09/16
    Complete shader rework by LilSki for improved lighting
    Misc texture improvements
    New AI throughout
    Road edging improved
    Oak Tree tyres moved off kerbing
    DRS Zones for Full, Grand East & Grand West added (2 zones on Full & Grand East. 1 zone on Grand West)
    Fixed wonky cambers in T3, T6 & T10
    Fantastic new camset by Black Wagtail (full layout)
    Bit of housekeeping on the JSON and other ini files
    Minor optimizations
    Fixed Patriot cam behind tent
    Reduced footprint of Patriot pit apron to avoid accidental slowdown if you run wide at the last corner
    Fixed a number of sticky walls
    A couple of smoothing issues fixed
    Some flickering textures fixed

    V1.0 - 09/09/2016
    First Public Release

    Installation

    Extract the vir folder from the archive to :
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\assettocorsa\content\tracks

    Credits

    PM. Lead modelling and textures: Darren Blythe
    Additional assets and textures: Rigel
    UI Images. Research, photography, driver feedback and testing: Arthur666
    Additional Camera sets: Norbs
    Texture/AI improvements. Help, advice and QA: Lilski
    Trackside marshal models kindly donated by Brun. Misc. RV's by TarusX
    WIP Testing: Richard Thompson, Piotr, Jeremy Ingraham

    Donation

    If you enjoy this track please consider buying a beer for the team who have worked incredibly hard to bring this amazing track to life. Not compulsory but very much appreciated :)


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    And finally
    A MASSIVE thank you to everyone in the AC community for your continued support and patience. It really helped keep us going through the challenging times. We couldn't and wouldn't have done it without you.

    Most importantly, Have fun!

    DB, Rigel and Arthur666​
    Bozz.gee, scolman21, bk81 and 57 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. JCampy
    JCampy
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Amazing quality! I've been to the track for two IMSA TUDOR/Weathertech races, most recently this year, and the track is spot on! Thank you so very much!!
  2. BarMotorsports
    BarMotorsports
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Absolute the best track available for Assetto Corsa!
  3. Boris Lozac
    Boris Lozac
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    The best mod track out there, beats the Kunos tracks as well.
  4. Mapu
    Mapu
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    really good track and quite original, I like all the extras that come with it too!
  5. scolman21
    scolman21
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Amazing job guys. Almost perfectly done. A fine example! Thanks
  6. Opel-King
    Opel-King
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Amazing work! I love it!
  7. ddmak
    ddmak
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    The quality of this track is excellent. Attention to details, especially off track area. And it is a fantastic track to drive on, especially on T14a to 17a!
  8. Bernd Schmidt
    Bernd Schmidt
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Fantastic version of a great track. Comparing it to real life broadcasts it seems to be highly accurate (better than the AMS version certainly).

    One minor complaint I have is that it's possible to take a bit of a shortcut through the second esses, with most of the car off-track in the grass for one of the left turns. Might have helped my laptimes a little more than I deserved.
  9. Brandon Wright
    Brandon Wright
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Excellent track, easily one of the best mod tracks for AC. Great work!
  10. Simon Hulbert
    Simon Hulbert
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    One of the most under-rated race tracks in the world. Brought to many sim-racers attention primarily through iRacing. The iR scan is getting on a bit now (and it looks very dated) but it is always great to drive in pretty much any car.

    This version is on par with iRacing, although some areas, especially the final section (rollercoaster into hog pen) seem a little off-scale. However it doesn't detract from the pure enjoyment of racing this awesome track.

    Fantastic mod, thank you!
  11. FlyGasm
    FlyGasm
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    One of my favorite tracks in VR. Excellent work!!
  12. ECGadget
    ECGadget
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Video Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD03kP0aK_Q

    Had to give this a 10. And of course, just like Barbagallo, lots of easter eggs and off track roads! Grass is perhaps a smidge too smooth to drive upon, but that's about it really.
  13. bob76
    bob76
    4/5,
    Version: 1.1
    a lot of flickering in the guard rails the rest perfect my settings on ultra gtx1070
    1. dazzyb2k3
      Author's Response
      Shame you marked us down for that :(
      There's nothing we can do about it. It's AC's shadow rendering to blame.
  14. ronniej
    ronniej
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Fantastic! This escaped me somehow, but glad I found it. Many thanks and very much appreciated.

    Definitely deserves support.
  15. liquido
    liquido
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Another must have track, beautyfull work. superb!!

    Is a crazy thing what you achieve with this great track.
    cameras, maps, IA, layouts, hints, texutes, physic layer, every single detail is there.... impresive work.

    If you don't have this track just donwload it now.
  16. Rolf_Kazamba
    Rolf_Kazamba
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Simply excellent. Top-notch in every respect. Tons of details, great textures, very good modelling. Also, it's a great track layout. Must-have!
  17. ouvert
    ouvert
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    love it
  18. Fanapryde
    Fanapryde
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Absolutely mindblowing work, excellent in every way. Had some fun exploring the whole playground, found the hidden clues (that oak tree is fine work too). On the parking lots there are some cars floating above the ground, but I don't mind at all.
    The Top Gear truck is great to see ! Kudos !
    And the track itself is also top notch.
    Just love this...
    1. dazzyb2k3
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the heads up about the cars. Will fix that in the next update. Glad you are enjoying the track :)
  19. guidofoc
    guidofoc
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    just great stuff~
  20. Andrew_WOT
    Andrew_WOT
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    1.1 version is awesome. Guys really raised the mod tracks bar .
    AI behavior, FFB, everything is top notch right up to Kunos standards.
    Thanks a lot
  21. seanlewis
    seanlewis
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    great
  22. Tonoppa
    Tonoppa
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Thank you for giving us proper racetrack. I really appreciate your work. VIR has definitely that something in it. Fan-bleebing-tastic.
  23. kkdrummer
    kkdrummer
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    ninja....everyone should have this track, period!
  24. jones_94
    jones_94
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Thx for this nice update, even better than before
  25. Hotty
    Hotty
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Fantastic Track Mod,must have.Thank you
  26. TheReaper GT
    TheReaper GT
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Excelente update, thank you very much.
  27. -Alf-
    -Alf-
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Awesome!! Thanks!!
  28. DriftManiaX
    DriftManiaX
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    great mod! well done!
  29. WagnumPI
    WagnumPI
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Now the brightness is sorted out this is fantastic!! Well done guys!
  30. Blame73
    Blame73
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1
    Thank you!