The most epic season mod you've ever seen!
First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who got involved in making this mod. This might not be so important for others, but these guys gave me a lot of help:
Big thanks to:
@needforspeedgamer for the steering wheels, and driver pictures
@Millsy24 for his Old Silverstone mod, which I used here
@Jarvis , for testing out the AI pace against player and the handling model
@remydeleeuw, for letting me know how to use the ryder bxml converter, and also for trying to help me with AI stalls at the start (which unlike F1 2012 didn't work)
@Geckarbor5LP, for the base textures of Sauber, McLaren, and Jordan.
@Steven Poirier for helmets, and later pitcrew, racecrew and driver suits once I convert them from F1 2012
@Matt Drummond, for letting me use his 7 tracks mod.
@Melphiz, for the NO DRS mod for F1 2013 that works on this game too.
Now, what is included in the mod?
-All the cars, all the drivers (apart from Lola), with realistic performances
-17 race calendar in their order, including Jerez, Nurburgring (as Luxembourg GP and not as German GP), and most importantly Imola!
-Includes some different tracks to replace Argentina and France: Brands is Argentina and Delhi is France
-Revised handling (ONLY FOR WHEEL USERS FOR NOW!!), possibly the best thing in the mod.
-Helmets for every driver
-AI improved in dry pace, and made slower in wet (not OP as they were before). Now driving even a Williams or Ferrari can be challenging.
-When driving any car you should be around the same pace as your teammate.
-Bridgestone tyres are included!
-Tyres wear less than normal
-DRS disabled for all tracks
STILL LEFT TO DO:
-It is important that you run the car in LEAN revs if it's raining. @Jarvis strongly recommended this.
-going to RACE ONLY can get you a strange/randominsed grid. You could even see a Minardi on pole!
It is recommended to NOT use the RACE ONLY option in the race weekend, but run qualifying, even if it's one-shot.
Full qualifying is also not recommended, as in real life in this era there were no Q1, Q2, Q3, just 1 60-minute quali session where you can do 12 laps.
-I can't make the points system 10-6-4-3-2-1, it is still left like the post-2009 points scoring system. Maybe if you really want realism create your own tables with the pre-2002 points scoring system.
-In case you can't complete the evaluation test without a game crash, use CTRL to skip it!
-I saw some amazing track updates over here, definetly worth a check to enhance the experience of the mod
Now, I could not fit this within the 300MB regulation, so I have to split it to two parts
1) Download the 1997 mod part 1 by miki2000milos
2) Extract the .7z file you downloaded
3) Drag the extracted files into your game folder, overwrite
4) Download the 1997 mod part 2 by miki2000milos
5) Extract the .7z you downloaded
6) Drag the extracted files into your game folder, overwrite
7) START A NEW SAVE GAME (as it will 99,9% corrupt your old one), and enjoy!
There is a crash fix included, you should not install it unless your game is crashing on Imola, Jerez and the tracks imported from F1 2013.
It is important to extract first part 1 and then part 2!
If anyone makes a youtube video about it, or even a career mode, I'd be pretty happy. Just link the mod in the description.