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F1 2012: 5 Grip Levels 1.0

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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).

Latest reviews

Absolutely amazing, this mod is by far one of the best there is for this game, much more enjoyable this way.
PS: for someone new I recommend you to set level 2 (20%+ grip), it takes some time to get used to it but the extra grip on tracks like Spa, Hockenheim or Suzuka is very appreciated.
witch one is the best for noobs?
Very good mod
A nice mod for those (like me) who are really noobs in the games of F1. The 20% grip make an incredible difference and help familiarize you with more complex circuits such as Japan or Germany.
Good work, dude. greetings from Chile!
Salut Gilles
File size
2.7 MB
First release
Last update
User rating
5.00 star(s) 5 ratings

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