Single-Player mode only. This mod provides 5 enhanced grip levels in F1 2012, along with 1 original surface_materials.xml file for restoring the game's default grip level as needed.
1- Unzip the mod and open 1 of the following grip-level folders:
2- Copy the chosen surface_materials.xml file into your Steam\SteamApps\common\f1 2012 folder.
Bahrain's Q1 result with original game's surface_materials.xml file:
After copying the GRIP+30% file to f1 2012:
Lap times are much faster using the exact same settings! And the car does not want to fly everywhere around anymore... Even when barely touching a curb's corner... A lot more like RL. And the DRS can remain wide open in manageable curves...
Settings for both images above:
Does not work online, so don't even try.
BXML binary files edited in hex format and saved using the 010 Editor shareware (easy search).