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PC Assetto Nords vs Iracing

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Ring Rat, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. Lets keep this civil and practical....

    So I have tried out IRacing's Nords now..

    It is, in many spots "different" from the scanned Assetto version. So which is right then?

    And why, if they are scanned, is there differences between the two in elevation and corner radius, etc?
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  2. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    It may just be graphical differences etc, as both versions are based on the exact same data. I haven't driven the iRacing version, but I personally think that the level of detail in the surroundings has always been greater in the iRacing tracks compared to Kunos.

    Having said that, the track surface itself looks literally identical to Kunos version, which is what you'd expect given the data they're using. But as a sim racer it's really a win-win as whichever of the two sims you prefer, you can now race on the most accurately replicated version of the greatest track in the world :).

    Both teams have done an utterly fantastic job :)
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  3. Bez

    All the gear, no idea... Premium Member

    look pretty close in this comparison video i found today

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  4. Both look fantastic.
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  5. I really like how sharp/crisp iRacings textures look, generally. They have a very nice feel for lightness, contrast and dynamic lighting which pleases my eyes. AC has some way to go there. As for the changes of the tracks, 3D wise, I can not speak of it.
  6. The changes are not very drastic.... But after hundreds of laps in assetto, jumping into the iracing version, im just a bit off. Som hills seem less dramatic, some turn-in points seem closer... Just a little bit different. It may also be a fov thing, ill have to revisit later tonight. I do like the texture on the track surface much more on the iracing version. Looks more natural?
  7. Glaurung

    Premium Member

    Maybe is copy&paste technique they used to reproduce the graffiti :roflmao:
    Comparing the nordschleife. ac vs iracing
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  8. iracing looks incredible.
  9. Stereo

    Premium Member

    Yeah, making it part of the track (rather than decals on top like in AC) is better for how it looks in individual sections & screenshots, it's just kinda funny when you actually stop and think about the track as a whole repeating the same 500m of graffiti 50 times.
  10. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    Wow, I had no idea about the graffiti in iRacing. Interesting.

    The one (small) thing that bothers me about the AC Nordschleife (and AC tracks in general) is the sun position and path of travel. @Stereo you're a pretty handy modder, any way this could possibly be changed? :)
  11. Michael Stead

    Michael Stead
    Premium Member

    I suspect if it were possible it would have been done by now. It's long been a gripe. I'm guessing that there is only one universal path for the sun through the sky. You'd need each track to have its own custom setting.
  12. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    My thoughts as well.
  13. Stereo

    Premium Member

    They do have custom settings, it just doesn't correspond to the real world path of the sun. All you actually set iirc is the maximum height reached by the sun (eg. 60 degrees above horizon) and it follows some circle.
  14. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff

    between the barriers they look pretty identical to me, as much as you can tell without actually driving them anyway. As for the stuff outside the barriers, meh, not interested. If I can see the surroundings I'm not driving hard enough :D
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  15. I adjusted my FOV in IRacing to match closer my FOV in assetto.... Ill say that many of the perceived "differences" have vanished.... They are pretty close to exactly the same, whith a few spot still seeming only slightly different. OOPS!
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  16. Lily Starfox

    Lily Starfox
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I really REALLY don't like that comparison video.
    MY Nordschleife looks 500% better and realistic, thanks to customized filters.
    In that video, it looks dull and gray.
    I've seen some comments on youtube saying that iracing lighting was better...
    Well that's only cos they always use the WORST filters in Assetto...
    Most of these channels are very unfair to Assetto Corsa anyway.
    I can't judge textures cos even in 1080p, that video is in pretty bad quality anyway.
    Iracing does seem to have more props around the track and stuff, which is something I very often notice when I compare Assetto Corsa tracks with other games, to be fair.
  17. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
    #17 Talking Door Racing Staff Premium Member

    I noticed the same when the video started.