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Are game mods worth it?

Discussion in 'RACE 07 Mods' started by Mark Williams, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Mark Williams

    Mark Williams

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    Hi
    New here and wondering if adding cars from GTL, for example, is worth it. I'd love to drive an Escort! I know I can buy GTL, which is probably the best option, but if it's not too much hassle and the physics are correct for the car, then why not? Also, is there a tutorial on the site somewhere? I've searched around, but no joy as yet.

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  2. Matthew Hardwick

    Matthew Hardwick

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    Why wouldn't it be worth it? The only thing mods cost you is download bandwidth :)
    You can always delete the mod if you don't like it.
     
  3. Wojtek Potoczek

    Wojtek Potoczek

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    if you like the Escort in GTL why don't you just play it? Wouldn't this be enough for you? I just don't get it...
     
  4. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes

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    If you do install this mod, make sure you keep a record of the files added. To remove it, I had to delete every file manually, and there are looooots.
    I didn't really like it, but then I have GTL and it was not nearly as good as GTL.
     
  5. Mark Williams

    Mark Williams

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    Obviously differing views as to whether I should do this, or not. What about adding non-standard tracks? Same views, or not? I'd like to race a few of the english tracks, like Mallory Park and Cadwell...

    Mark
     
  6. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes

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    Most of the tracks are ok, some are obviously better than others in quality, and a few still have bugs for on-line racing, but we usually sort those out before using them.
    Adding tracks is easy and removing them again if needed is also very straight forward.
     
  7. Mike Coleman

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    My suggestion:

    Get GTR Evo on DVD and install the offline version for testing purposes.

    The great thing about having the offline version installed is the ability to test mods, tracks, and skins before you add them (or not) to your pristine online install.

    It keeps your online install "clean" and it satisfies your curiosity about addons :)
     
  8. Andrew Evans

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    adding and removing mods/tracks is pretty easy... so long as you keep the original rar/zip/whatever - you only have to open it again to see what you need to delete...

    in terms of the escort mod, it was like three files and three folders... nowt heavy....

    i *might* be writing a mod tool to help the masses manage this kinda thing in the near future... :thumb:

    as to whether they're worth it - it all comes down to personal preference, so try them and see...
     
  9. Mark Williams

    Mark Williams

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    Thanks all for the suggestions. I do have the single player game installed already (it's where I started in case my early excursions were part of my stats!), so that's a good idea modding that version first. The main question, I suppose, should be, does the escort handle (and sound) like an escort? If it just uses the physics of another car, no point, in my opinion.

    If you do a modding guide, Andy, I would be keen to hear about it.

    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  10. prez

    prez

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    GTL version is close to real thing back in the days. The Escort EVO is closer to those refered to in the Escort thread:

    http://forum.racedepartment.com/gtr-evolution-mods/9307-escort-challenge-prez.html

    So they are both realistic in some aspects.
     
  11. Mark Williams

    Mark Williams

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    Hi
    Managed to install the Escort from the site here, no problems. Sounds glorious, but having a few issues setting it up. Seems to have too much understeer which I can't dial out. Still good fun stiffening the back up and doing a bit of sideways stuff!

    Thanks for the tip,
    Mark
     
  12. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
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    never played gtl but i enjoyed the excort mod for evo. dont know if it works online or if servers are running it tho.

    in general mods are a mixed bag, really it depends on whos developing them and how much pride they take in their work.
     
  13. Bram

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    So far not one single mod for GTR evo impressed me! All conversions and nothing original like in rFactor
     
  14. prez

    prez

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    Thanks for comment. It works Online they even had a staurday night race here at RD:

    http://forum.racedepartment.com/clu...enge-night-saturday-22nd-november-2008-a.html

    And to Bram i just have to say these Escorts is very original i promise you. :)
    P
     
  15. Dave Stephenson

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    wow gutted. shame its prem
     
  16. Andrew Evans

    Andrew Evans

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    arrrf! it already happened :D
     
  17. Dave Stephenson

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    i know. :)

    i had orignally typed about how nice it would be if someone ran it again ;)