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Adding exhaust backfire to outdated car mods

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by NicoGTAF, May 11, 2017.

  1. NicoGTAF

    NicoGTAF

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    I'm using a bunch of car mods in my game, and some of them weren't updated after recent patches. I would like to know if there is a way of adding back the exhaust flames to cars that use the old system, prior to 1.5 version of the game. I've found out that cars with broken sound can somewhat be fixed by applying them sounds of Kunos cars with the Cars Manager, and I wanted to know if something similar is possible with the exhaust backfire.

    If this is not the right section to ask this, I apologize.
     
  2. Teguh Waluyo

    Teguh Waluyo

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    Yes its possible. Just use flame texture from different car and reconfig flame.ini i think. Been there done that.
     
  3. aphidgod

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    Leave flames.ini alone; take a flame_preset.ini from a current car and add it to your data folder. Adjust values in it as necessary.

    You'll also need to add the new textures, which are in a subfolder called textures inside the car folder. Take them from whichever car you took the ini from.

    (Been there, done that, know what I'm doing.)
     
  4. NicoGTAF

    NicoGTAF

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    How can I get a flame_presets file from a current car? Kunos' official releases have their INI files encrypted -I think so- and most recent car mods also have those files hidden as well.
     
  5. aphidgod

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    Pretty sure our Jaguar XJ13 has those files exposed. (Available here at RD.)
     
  6. NicoGTAF

    NicoGTAF

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    I don't know, I'm either doing something wrong or the exhaust dummies are wrongly placed on the car mod I'm using, because I still see no flames. I have the Jag, cars like that are a must have for me.
     
  7. aphidgod

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    Doublecheck your flames.ini and make sure it's set up correctly? There's not much magic in the system - flames sets the location and direction of the flames as it did in the old style, flame_presets sets up the "animation" for the new style.
     
  8. NicoGTAF

    NicoGTAF

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    Problem is, I don't really know how to set up the files correctly.

    This is the content of both files that came with the car:

    flame_presets.ini
    [HEADER]

    SIZE_MULT=1



    [PRESET_START_0]

    TRIGGER=0

    OFFSET=0.0,0.0,0.02

    SIZE=0.05

    TYPE=0

    RGB=255,180,15,0.2



    [PRESET_START_1]

    TRIGGER=1

    OFFSET=0.0,0.0,0.1

    SIZE=0.1

    TYPE=1

    RGB=255,120,20,0.07



    [PRESET_START_2]

    TRIGGER=2

    OFFSET=0.0,0.0,0.08

    SIZE=0.07

    TYPE=0

    RGB=255,120,20,0.08



    [PRESET_END_0]

    TRIGGER=4

    OFFSET=0.0,0.0,0.02

    SIZE=0.06

    TYPE=1

    RGB=255,190,0,0.1



    [PRESET_END_1]

    TRIGGER=2

    OFFSET=0.0,0.0,0.06

    SIZE=0.04

    TYPE=1

    RGB=255,190,0,0.07



    [PRESET_END_2]

    TRIGGER=0

    OFFSET=0.0,0.0,0.1

    SIZE=0.04

    TYPE=2

    RGB=255,190,0,0.05



    [PRESET_LOOP_0]

    TRIGGER=0

    OFFSET=0.0,-0.01,0.18

    SIZE=0.13

    TYPE=1

    RGB=128,50,0,0.1



    [PRESET_LOOP_1]

    TRIGGER=0

    OFFSET=0.0,-0.04,0.26

    SIZE=0.13

    TYPE=1

    RGB=128,50,0,0.06



    [PRESET_LOOP_2]

    TRIGGER=0

    OFFSET=0.0,-0.06,0.35

    SIZE=0.15

    TYPE=2

    RGB=128,50,0,0.05



    [PRESET_FLASH_0]

    TRIGGER=2

    OFFSET=0.0,0.0,0.00

    SIZE=0.04

    TYPE=0

    RGB=255,90,0,0.01



    [PRESET_FLASH_1]

    TRIGGER=1

    OFFSET=0.0,0.0,0.03

    SIZE=0.04

    TYPE=0

    RGB=255,90,0,0.006



    [PRESET_FLASH_2]

    TRIGGER=0

    OFFSET=0.0,0.0,0.06

    SIZE=0.06

    TYPE=1

    RGB=255,90,10,0.01

    flames.ini
    [HEADER]

    INTENSITY=30.0

    EDIT_MODE=0

    EDIT_BIG=1

    EDIT_STATE=4

    BURN_FUEL_MULT=5

    FLASH_THRESHOLD=7



    [FLAME_0]

    POSITION=0.27,0.206,-2.0

    DIRECTION=0,0,-1

    VSIZE_START=0.05

    VSIZE_END=0.025

    LSIZE=0.2

    SIZE_MULT=0.9

    IS_LEFT=1

    GROUP=0



    [FLAME_1]

    POSITION=-0.27,0.206,-2.0

    DIRECTION=0,0,-1

    VSIZE_START=0.05

    VSIZE_END=0.025

    SIZE_MULT=0.9

    LSIZE=0.2

    IS_LEFT=0

    GROUP=0



    [FLAME_2]

    POSITION=0.31,0.14,-2.1

    DIRECTION=0,0,-1

    VSIZE_START=0.05

    VSIZE_END=0.025

    LSIZE=0.2

    SIZE_MULT=0.9

    IS_LEFT=0
    GROUP=1



    [FLAME_3]

    POSITION=-0.31,0.14,-2.1

    DIRECTION=0,0,-1

    VSIZE_START=0.05

    VSIZE_END=0.025

    SIZE_MULT=0.9

    LSIZE=0.2

    IS_LEFT=1

    GROUP=1

    I can't really tell if there's a wrong value in there.

    EDIT: Found the reason of the problem, oddly the sound.ini file had the backfire adjusted to appear only at a ridiculously high amount of RPM, way above the engine limit. It's sorted out :)
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2017
  9. Brownninja97

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    You could save a lot of time/hassle and use the auto update tool in content manager.
     
  10. NicoGTAF

    NicoGTAF

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    I just downloaded that, very useful for placing exhaust flames on cars that don't have them.