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Featured SimRacing Modding Roundup - May 2016 - Automobilista Edition

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by Paul Jeffrey, May 27, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

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    It's time for our second edition of our Automobilista modding roundup, giving you a run down of some of the best community created additions available for Reiza Studios new title from the month of May.


    Today we take a look at Early Access title Automobilista, as part of our monthly focus on new and upcoming mods for a range of the top simulation games for Windows PC. Although relatively new on the sim racing scene, Automobilista is fast becoming a firm favourite title for both racers and the people behind producing great community created modding content.

    As always with these articles, we at RaceDepartment in no way endorse the highlighted mods or take any responsibility for any issues caused to your gaming machine by downloading the files. This article is not intended to act as a recommendation, it is purely an opportunity to highlight some of the great community produced content available currently for a selection of PC racing games. I'll try my best to pick the best and give a thorough roundup of what's out and about but please do feel free to leave a message in the comments if you see anything you think should be included in the next round up...

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    AMS Indycar 2016 Mod V0.8
    Title: Automobilista Motorsports Simulator
    Category: Tracks / Open Wheel
    Download Link -
    HERE
    Latest Release: 17/05/2016
    Credits: See download link

    Converted with permissions from the original Victor Souza rFactor mod, VaunBob brings a full field of 2016 specification Indycar models and paint schemes to a title currently lacking in quality American open wheel content. Currently at version 0.8 and very much considered a WIP project, the initial offerings from VaunBob indicate a very promising product and worthwhile addition to the sim. Dirt pickup and new tyre textures are due to be added in future alongside a full Indy 500 skinpack. The author confirms the mod could receive possible additional season paint schemes which should elevate this mod into an impressive package once complete.

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    Austin Mini Cooper RallyCross 1980 1.4
    Title: Automobilista Motorsports Simulator
    Category: Cars / Rallycross
    Download Link -
    HERE
    Latest Release: 12/04/2016
    Credits: See download link

    From the author of the popular Rally Cross Supercars WORLDRX comes the addition of a full field of 1980 vintage Austin Mini Cooper Rallycross vehicles for AMS. Converted from the original rFactor 1 HistorX mod with permissions, gilles13 brings his epic little 4wd Mini into the sim to boost a rather light amount of off road content currently available. Complete with its own RealFeel values and due to receive further attention regarding the current AI and FFB alongside the possible inclusion of both Junior and Senior classes this should be a popular choice for off road racing fans.

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    Reliant Robin Mk. 1 V1.0
    Title: Automobilista Motorsports Simulator
    Category: Cars / Street
    Download Link -
    HERE
    Latest Release: 24/05/2016
    Credits: See download link

    Starting out life originally as a mod for Assetto Corsa, the Reliant Robin Mk. 1 finds its way into AMS with conversion permissions from original author Stereo. Brought to the sim by Reb.Ellion the 3 wheel Reliant Robin is an amusing alternative to the other often more serious cars found in Automobilista. Maybe a little rough round the edges in places and possibly benefiting from some further improvements with the car physics, this mod is nevertheless a fun little adventure and comes across as a surprisingly fun driving experience.

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    Honda Civic Type R BTCC 2016
    Title: Automobilista Motorsports Simulator
    Category: Cars / Touring
    Download Link - N/A - W.I.P
    Latest Release: TBC
    Credits: See download link

    Exciting progress is being made by the increasingly prolific gilles13, as this time he shows a very nice looking preview of the 2016 specification Honda Civic Type R as campaigned by Matt Neal and Gordon Sheddon during the current British Touring Car season. gilles13 is steadily working on bringing together a collection of cars from the 2016 BTCC season and progress so far looks very good indeed. Further details are unavailable at this stage but should be worth keeping an eye out for in the coming weeks and months.

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    Formula Classic 1988 Skins, Performance, Reliability 1.02
    Title: Automobilista Motorsports Simulator
    Category: Skins / Misc
    Download Link -
    HERE
    Latest Release: 27/04/2016
    Credits: See download link

    Featuring 27 1988 Formula One season skins for the Reiza F-Classic content in game, this is a monster add-on to the sim and goes a long way to improving on the original default skin pack for these formula cars. Coming in 2 versions: single player, with performance & reliability variations and multiplayer, with all cars using equal, default physics. Perfect for those who want to recreate a realistic 1988 season off line, epic must have download.

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    Melbourne GP ( 2 seasons, DRS) 1.04
    Title: Automobilista Motorsports Simulator
    Category: Tracks / Semi Permanent
    Download Link -
    HERE
    Latest Release: 26/05/2016
    Credits: See download link

    Albert Park has been host to the Formula One Australian Grand Prix since 1996 following the removal of the popular Adelade street circuit from the calendar at the close of the 1995 season. Released for AMS by track legend Patrtick Giranthon with permissions from Euroracers, this version of the Melbourne Grand Prix circuit contains the usual Giranthon quality and looks right at home alongside default Reiza content. Including DRS zones and a recent re working of the track AI by gringo this is another must have creation. Perfect for the Reiza V8 and high performance open wheel content in game.

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    Nurburgring GP (2 layouts, 3 seasons, DRS) 1.01
    Title: Automobilista Motorsports Simulator
    Category: Tracks / Permanent
    Download Link -
    HERE
    Latest Release: 24/05/2016
    Credits: See download link

    Another Formula One venue from Patrick Giranthon including DRS zones and the usual tweaks such as dynamic track to bring the circuit up to AMS visual standards. Containing 2 layouts of this technical circuit, Nurburgring is another enjoyable addition to AMS and perfect for high performance open wheel vehicles and the quicker GT style cars.

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    Monza GP (2 seasons, DRS) 1.02
    Title: Automobilista Motorsports Simulator
    Category: Tracks / Permanent
    Download Link -
    HERE
    Latest Release: 21/05/2016
    Credits: See download link

    Yet another Patrick Giranthon Formula One venue, this time the home of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Coming in 2 season variations with appropriately positioned DRS zones as well as all the usual tweaks and enhancements to bring the track up to AMS standards. Featuring dynamic track features and recently improved AI this is another top add-on track for AMS.

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    Queensland Raceway (2 seasons) 1.01
    Title: Automobilista Motorsports Simulator
    Category: Tracks / Permanent
    Download Link -
    HERE
    Latest Release: 27/05/2016
    Credits: See download link

    This time Patrick Giranthon brings his GSCE Queensland Raceway track to Automobilista, adding to the growing list of Aussie V8 Series circuits available for the sim. With the usual AMS visuals and dynamic track features plus a newly enhanced working AI file, this is another important download for the sim. Queensland Raceway is perhaps less known outside of Australia and provides a very enjoyable and entertaining driving experience.

    Please can I take this opportunity to ask you, the community, to help improve other users experiences when downloading a mod at RaceDepartment? If you download a mod here at RD, please consider taking to the time to leave a rating and comment, so the author and other community members can see opinions on how each mod is developing and viewed by a wider audience. Just 5 minutes of your time for each download you make can go a long way towards helping others make informed decisions and adds to the general awesomeness that is the RaceDepartment mods section! Thank you...

    Have a look through our Automobilista Mods section right here on RaceDepartment for a wide variety of cars, tracks and skins to enhance your enjoyment of Reiza Studios Automobilista title.

    In case you missed it, don't forget to check out our April AMS Modding Corner found in the Automobilista sub forum here at RaceDepartment.

    Have you enjoyed our Mod roundup? Tried any of the featured mods? Do you know of a mod you wish to see featured next month? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. I Love the way you tell people about the (My) mods @Paul Jeffrey, Full of enthusiasm ;)

    The next car to be revealed in the BTCC mod will please the old Station Touring Car lovers :)

    Cheeky Hint. the driver name sounds a lot like Potato.
     
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  3. Roundup are great... save me a lot of time looking for new mods... thank you
     
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  4. BoogerMac

    BoogerMac
    Premium Member

    Very interested in the IndyCar mod. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  5. Azure Flare

    Azure Flare
    World's fastest mobile chicane Premium Member

    I tried to get the Reliant Robin working in AC. I think it was incompatible after an update. I'll have to check it out in AMS.
     
  6. Im wasnt there with the release of 1990-1993-1994 mod :(

    @Paul Jeffrey
     
  7. I don't think I give the right value for this game. Probably because it was free. I really need to play it more.
     
  8. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    AMS is very much worth a look @aka2k

    The team at Reiza have done a great job of producing a detailed game that runs well and looks nice too. The mod scene is slowly picking up but still has some way to go at the moment. With the default Reiza content (and more planned) plus some key mods AMS is a great package that should keep you entertained for a long time...

    Also don't forget you could go Premium here at RD and join in on our AMS club racing to really get the best out of the game. We get pretty big grids in loads of different combinations and more often that not the racing is epic.

    Cheers
     
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  9. One question about those club races. Why do you never drive with modded vehicles? I would love to see a rally cross race with our Bonkers Austin mini.
     
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  10. Reb.Ellion

    Reb.Ellion
    Premium Member

    I would be interested also, not that our mods are not good enough, that would be a shame, and slow my motivation. ;)
     
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  11. Randy Chamberlin

    Randy Chamberlin
    Premium Member

    Thank you for sharing. Is there V8 Supercars in this game? Mod coming?
     
  12. Yup a holden V8S as official content (SuperV8). And a modded ford falcon
     
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  13. kamackeris

    kamackeris
    Premium Member

    I'm waiting for EEC's gt3 mod!
     
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  14. Hang on buddy hang on. Daniel will release the first version just some time after AMS go's out of EA.

    And by then i hopefully have the physics done for the GT cars and with a bit of luck implement them in Version 1.0 :)
     
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  15. kamackeris

    kamackeris
    Premium Member

    Can't wait!
     
  16. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

     
  17. What are you saying here? The Honda isn't from ISI anymore. it used to be but we changed it now.
     
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  18. Is there a tutorial on how you do AMS tracks in AMS standard? So far i have only seen 1 person making that quality but ive heard about more people that want to but cant seem to get info on how to do it. Isnt Reiza sharing like Kunos on how to do it?

    Also, thanks for the round up. :)
     
  19. Thanks for mentioning my mod:)
     
  20. xnorb

    xnorb
    Premium Member

    That's something i've also wondered for quite some time now.
    @Patrick Giranthon seems to have all the informations but i don't know if he shares them in the public?
     
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