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Mods and online play

Discussion in 'F1 2012 - The Game' started by Thomas Gunderson, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Hi

    My brother and I play some formula 1. We tried coop and now we are just doing quick races against each other. our qustion is can we use any mods if we still want to race each other online or lan?

  2. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff Member

    Yes, I long as they do not effect the database.

    Things like modification of the AI, or drivers names etc. are database mods and cannot be used online.

    You are usually ok with mods that effect track textures, skins, helmets, tyres, steering wheels.

    Anything of a graphic/visual nature
  3. Thanks for the fast answer :) and sorry it took me so long to write back..

    I have a other question. We bought the game one steam, and now we got some texture and camera mods installed. but if I want to play single player with the true life AI mod, would the best way to do that get i torrets version of the game and install mods on that, that won't work in multiplayer. How do you guys do it?


  4. dont waste time to download a version from torrent if you already got one installed with steam in your PC. Just copy the F1 2012 folder in an other place and use it for Mod
  5. The true to life Ai mod isn't compatible with pirated versions, you need original game.
  6. Melphiz

    [TruckSim-Map Team]

    What's the matter copying the whole F1 2012 directory, renaming it to F1 2012 orignal or so?
    You just have to rename the game you want to play to "F1 2012", it's no problem having several different games and profiles (they'll all use the same savelocation).
    Same way I play 5 different seasons of this game ;)

    That's my current situation:
    F1 1997
    F1 2006
    F1 2007
    F1 2012
    F1 2013
    F1 Fantasy (W.I.P.)

    So when I want to play 1997, I rename 2012 (original game) to 2012_o and rename F1 1997 to F1 2012 as simple as easy.
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  7. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff Member

    It's too easy that way .......... we need rocket science, mathematics, quantum physics, and bit torrent to be involved ;) :whistling:
  8. thus, will Steam save every new profile and his advances in Carrer?
    And the folder of the copy must be in the same of the original (Steam-SteamApps-common ) ?
    Many thanks for you reply
  9. Melphiz

    [TruckSim-Map Team]

    Yes, the path of the current active game (the one that is named F1 2012) must be in its original place.
    And yes, you can create different profiles for each "copy" of your game, I have currently 4 active profiles for 1994, 1997, 2007, Fantasy F1. You should just be cautious when selecting a profile as a wrong one (like 2012 profile with 2013 mod) would lead to corrupt data.

    But fear not even if that happens, you'll get a warning and when you see it, do not click OK but exit the game, so the profile will not get corrupted and is still useable.

    Here are two screenshots as example of my structure:
    [F1 Fantasy is currently active => folder named to F1 2012]


    @Mods: Well, I guess this thread has now more become the real content of that thread http://www.racedepartment.com/forum/threads/double-installation.73158/ sorry for that :D
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  10. thank-you very clearly
  11. How do I get it to have the name and then what profile it is next to it?
  12. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff Member

    I don't think you can, it looks to me that Melphiz has just photo-shopped the profile mod name into the picture, just to show everyone that each of the drivers he uses are actually for different mods.
  13. Melphiz

    [TruckSim-Map Team]

    obviously (though I did not use "photoshop" :p), the texts aren't even in line with the profiles ^__^
  14. sorry to raise again this issue but I'd like to understand better.
    I am running original game in Carrer and I want to install mod "Reduced Tyre Wear" including only database , I do copy the original game in another folder in which installing the mod, and thus I can use the same profile I had in the original. Is'nt it?
    I hope to have been clear.