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TCL - Touring Masters BETA 1.5 Released

Discussion in 'rFactor' started by Ryan Callan, Mar 2, 2010.

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  1. Ryan Callan

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    Over the last couple of months I have been working behind the scenes pruning, tweaking and refining the excellent Touring Car Legends mod into a league suitable multi-car mod with full permission from the original creators. The mod does not conflict in any way with existing TCL installs.

    Some of the changes:

    • Brand new real sounds by Mirko Niemann and Domagoj Lovric (original mod used default rFactor sounds)
    • Performance adjustments
    • Elimination of any rFm or case-sensitive possible CTDs
    • 635 bug fix
    • Download size reduced by 75%
    • Easier in-game menu for car selection
    • 8 skins per car
    • 11 car models only
    • Upgrades now found as standard (gearboxes for M3 and 190E)
    • H-shifter upgrade added
    • File paths corrected
    • Menu music
    • Changed menu background
    • Loading screen
    • Intro video
    • More ambient sounds
    • More I have forgotten :D

    Cars included in the mod and rough classification of attributes:

    'Light' Cars:
    Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo
    BMW M3 E30
    Mercedes 190E

    'Balanced' Cars:
    BMW 635CSi
    Rover SD1 Vitesse
    Volvo 240 Turbo
    Ford Sierra RS500
    Toyota Supra Turbo

    'Power' Cars:
    Holden Commodore VK
    Ford Mustang GT
    Nissan Skyline GT-R HR31

    The mod will be tested in the Racing Club to test performance equality mainly, all cars in this mod will be available to select during these events.

    IMPORTANT - before installing BETA 1.5 (if you have BETA 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 or 1.4) you MUST delete the folder rFactor\GameData\Vehicles\RD TCL. Failure do so will result in issues.

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  2. Anders Madsen

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    Brilliant Ryan, downloading now cant wait to try it out :thumbup: any news regarding skin templates?
     
  3. Ivo Simons

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    He forgot to mention the awesome ingame music. :biggrin:
     
  4. Anders Madsen

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    just fooled around with a few cars on Toban run offs.... wow that was very fun. You have done a perfect job. only the important thing is left, also the handling of the cars ive tried seems very good. Gonna be some interesting races ahead :thumbup:

    off to drive some more TM...

    and awesome music :cool:
     
  5. Warren Dawes

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    Ryan, does this mod show up separately in the game? Does it interfere or modify the original TCL mod?

    Reason for asking is that some people may be racing the original TCL mod with other Leagues and won't want their original mod changed.

    I assume it is totally separate, but just checking to be sure before installing.
     
  6. Ivo Simons

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    Totally separated Warren. And no conflicts. :smile:
     
  7. Ryan Callan

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  8. Rhys Gardiner

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    Downloading now. Awesome stuff Ryan!

    And you've 7-zipped it too. You are a God. :thumbup:
     
  9. Ryan Callan

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    Some rough car info added to the first post.
     
  10. Rhys Gardiner

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    I took the Holden out last night. It seems to drive slightly better than the default TCL Commodore... loads of fun.

    And the sound... :biggrin:
     
  11. Ryan Callan

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    That's your mind playing tricks Rhys :D

    The Volvo and Commy are the only cars that have not been touched as of yet.

    But yes the sound is delicious :)
     
  12. Tobias Nyström

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    Very nice! Could you please include a nodelay-gearshift upgrade for us h-pattern shifters? ( code below stolen from caterham-mod)

    Code:
    UpgradeType="Shifter Style"
    {
    
      UpgradeLevel="Sequential or Paddles"
      {
        Description="Shifting properties designed to mimic the gated shifter of the real car."
      }
    
      UpgradeLevel="Gated Shifter"
      { 
        Description="Shifting properties are realistic for Gated or H-shifters, disabling the shift and clutch timing values. Not suitable for paddles or a sequential stick!"
    
        HDV=[DRIVELINE]
        HDV=UpshiftDelay=0.0
        HDV=UpshiftClutchTime=0.0
        HDV=DownshiftDelay=0.0
        HDV=DownshiftClutchTime=0.0
        HDV=DownshiftBlipThrottle=0.0
      }
    }
    
     
  13. Ryan Callan

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    Thanks Tobias - I will include this in the release after 1.2.

    On that note the 1.2 patch is released - Download

    The 1.2 full version is being uploaded also.
     
  14. Stuart Thomson

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    No Escorts :frown:
     
  15. Ryan Callan

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    Sorry - they just don't fit in :(
     
  16. Warren Dawes

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    Nice selection of Sierra's though Stu. That should satisfy you old Ford desires.
     
  17. Stuart Thomson

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    It's not really a brand thing tbh, mate :smile:

    The Escorts were my favourites to drive from the 1.1 release, and by some distance too.
     
  18. Erik Hutters

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    Great stuff!

    Does this take care of the problem that the 635 causes (mass-CTD when logged out from server)? I sure hope - we're running a TCL-league at SwedishSimRacers right now, and we're sure missing this car. :)
     
  19. Ryan Callan

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    It seems to have helped a hell of a lot - I'm not sure it is totally cured tbh. It may need leaving out in the final release, which would be a shame.

    On another note - the full 1.2 version is now live. Final release of the mod is scheduled for April 19th, this will continue to be updated till then. See top post for 1.2 full download.
     
  20. Erik Hutters

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    Keep my fingers crossed for the big beemer. ;) We'll have to finish our spring season, and take this mod under consideration for the autumn-season. So, no rush for us.
     
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