LA Canyons 0.3

42km circuit in the San Gabriel mountains, above Los Angeles

  1. Phoenix77
    A new day breaks in the Canyons :)
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    Screenshot thanks to @stingray_SIX_TWO
    This is an early build of LA Canyons...
    A 42km (26 miles) circuit winding through the San Gabriel mountain range, high above Los Angeles.
    A superb video of the canyons in VR from "The Extra Mile", a great video mate... up to a certain point :D

    Download the awesome Mustang here.
    These roads are among the roads used in "The Smoking Tire" videos on Youtube. Consisting of a large number of constant radius corners, most of which are fast sweepers... Perfect for plenty of 100mph+ drifts. Near the end of the clockwise loop is a series of left/rights which, if you make it this far... are almost like a slalom.
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    Here's an overview of the circuit...
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    I recommend turning off fuel consumption as the AI may run out of fuel comically.. I need to do something so they know how much fuel to take.

    This is suitable only for Online Multiplayer, Quick Race and Practice sessions... Not Race Weekends.

    To do list

    Add road signs..
    Add Barriers..
    Add a HR FFB road mesh..
    Add foliage.. (A lot of foliage)
    Sort out some issue with the vertex normals..
    Cap mesh holes... when I find them in 100km² of terrain!
    Improve textures..
    Add road edge transition textures...
    Add reverse version
    Better track cameras
    Add Pitlane
    and anything else I've failed to remember...
    Install
    Extract archive to a temp directory...
    Copy the la_canyons folder into your assettocorsa/content/tracks folder.
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    If you like LA Canyons you might also like Pacific Coast.
    A 23km section of the Pacific Coast Highway...
    Winding it's way along the Californian Coast,
    with views over the Pacific Ocean​
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Recent Reviews

  1. maskedbuilder123
    maskedbuilder123
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    Such a great track. I just wish it looked better on my pc. Share your graphics mods/settings please.
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks, really glad you're having fun with it... My graphics settings are just natural filter... No graphics mods... My screenshots are just from a different version that I'm working on.
  2. ltcars
    ltcars
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    In the NFS Lamborghini this is an absolute blast, I made about 3/4 of the track as I catapulted at 270 km/h into what turned out to be a black hole. Of course needs some work but I'm not sure if I enjoy more with more detail
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks a lot mate, awesome car choice as well...
      Glad you're enjoying it already.... I hope you make it all the way round soon... And really start to push your Lambo.
      All it needs is some Police Cruisers to attempt an intecept :D
  3. Reggie.D
    Reggie.D
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    Awesome road & a must have mod!
    Lazy cruising, flat out racing or insane drifting; take your pick, you can do it all.

    when will we see an update?
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks, glad you like it Reggie, it's going to take a while... But the difference will be Huge.
  4. ThierryDee
    ThierryDee
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    if only you could finish this road, it will be the most downloaded for sure, far better than pacific road.
    If you can add bumps, road is never flat.
    If you finish ii will be so happy even if it needed donation :)
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks Thierry, once the groundwork is complete things will speed up, the current version was only a reasonably quick test to see if the layout worked well... And it does... The next version will be very very different ;)

      A detailed FFB mesh will be added when the narrower road is in place and I'm 99.9% happy with it.
  5. RasFafa
    RasFafa
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    great
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks a lot for rating... Have fun!
  6. Namenim
    Namenim
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    This is one of the best mod tracks I currently have!
    You did a really good job on this one. I really like the idea of just pure driving ^^
    The only thing that bothers me at the moment is that I often glitch through the floor when getting off-track and then I have to restart... could you maybe consider adding some invisible walls or something like that?
    Other than that, the track is really awesome!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks really glad this is one of your best mod tracks... even in it's current stage. The next version will have road signs and barriers, so you hopefully wont fall off as much :)

      All I can suggest for now is don't fly off quite so fast... or hit the terrain too fast or at too steep an angle... That's normally when the glitching through the terrain happens. It happens more on my tracks as some of the drops are a few hundred feet ;)

      Thanks a lot for the review and feedback.
  7. craigstys
    craigstys
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    This track is genius. Complete lunacy is encouraged. Giant falls. VR bliss. Keeping it simple keeps the FPS up. With road vehicles it has a NFS personality that EA amd SMS only wished they could emulate. Driving passion faithfully simulated. Award winner. THANK YOU!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks Craig, really glad you're enjoying it so much in it's present state... It won't always be so simple... But I'll do what I can to keep the FPS's up. It certainly does have an NFS personality to it... only with Assetto Corsa's sublime physics :)

      Thanks for taking the time to review :)
  8. guidofoc
    guidofoc
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    Another must have track for road cars fun. Great in multiplayer for "need for speed" driving with friends.
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the review Guido, really like it that you're enjoying another Californian track I'm making... It's also great that it's finally being used in multiplayer. And in a Need for Speed kind of way :)

      Dangerous roads, I hope you drive them safely mate :)

      Have fun!
  9. correca
    correca
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    In the current state, this track is incredibly fun. The width of the road allows to draw different lines in a succession of fast corners of all types in a mountainous terrain with multitude of slopes. There is a lot of work to be done that will undoubtedly improve this track even more. Thanks to the author for this splendid gift to the simracing community.
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the review Correca, really really glad you're finding it fun, even at this early stage. Quite a bit of the ground work has been done, but as you say, a lot of work left to be done.

      Thanks to some awesome 3DS plugins & scripts I've been recommended, this might be a little less daunting than it would have been otherwise.

      The real road is mostly much narrower than this current version
      I'd recommend learning the road between the white lines.
      95% of the roads shoulders will be going. I just made it wider for now to compensate for the lack of guardrails and road signs.

      Drive safely, and good luck making it around all 42km's ;)
  10. Gunja
    Gunja
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    OMG what a gem. Can't believe i didn't try it sooner.
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Glad you found it, and glad you think it's a gem, even at this really early stage :)
      Drive safely mate... It's a dangerous dangerous road.

      If you haven't seen it, you might also like my Pacific Coast track.
      23km's of California's PCH coast road.

      Thanks for the review :)
  11. Slanky
    Slanky
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    Great road track, some awesome views out there especially with custom weathers, even in this unfinished state. Good work!!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks mate, glad you're enjoying it even at this early stage.
      Plenty more improvements to follow.
      Thanks for taking the time to review :)
  12. Smashmouth
    Smashmouth
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    I haven't even installed this track and I've donated a buck
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks Smash :) appreciate the support
      Hope you have loads of fun with both of my tracks :)
  13. FeyFox
    FeyFox
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    Perfect!! Now I can finally be Matt Farah!! xD
    Can't wait for this to get updated!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Cheers :)
      You can now drive faster than Matt ;)
      He doesn't cross the double yellows... (on his videos anyway)
      Hope you get some fun laps in... Thanks for the rating :)
  14. Jens Nixdorf
    Jens Nixdorf
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    High-Speed driving in a spectacular scenery. Fantastatic high-quality track. Don't put in too much barries ;)
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks a lot mate :) Really glad you're liking the scenery and are getting some high speed driving around here... It will be a while before I get to update this track... But by the time I do... I will have learnt a few new tricks no doubt :)
      Not only with Max, but with Photoshop...
      I will try to only put the barriers in on the worst corners...
      but I might also try to put them in where IRL they exist.
      Roadsigns, chevrons in particular will be a great help when they go in :)
  15. Foresight
    Foresight
    3/5,
    Version: 0.3
    huge track ! i was thinking "it's endless" ;)
    sorry but it feel a little empty for me ... i know this a canyon, but i expect some details
    anyway, thanks you for your effort, i'm looking forward to the upcoming improvements.
    the lack louise track has got a new challenger !
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      No worries, Thanks for taking the time to comment.
      All I can really say is... Rome wasn't built in a day... Hence why this is only a 0.3...
      If I waited before I met everyones expectations before releasing this.. Anyone who is currently having fun around here, wouldn't be!
      And there would be a month or two wait for me to place over 100km² of objects. Which plenty of people with.. ahem... Foresight... can appreciate is ALOT of work (Sorry mate I couldn't resist that lol)
  16. barrelbreak
    barrelbreak
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    I was just thinking about selling my wheel this week, when I checked RD and decided to give this a shot first, cause why not?

    Fantastic! Sure, it's a little wider, and the road is in much better condition, than the real roads, but extremely enjoyable. I really enjoy driving inside the lines, added realism and challenge :D
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      That's awesome to know that my track helped you decide not to sell your wheel :) That's a real compliment... Thanks!

      When I add some displacement to the road surface... The road won't be in quite such good condition... It will still be smooth... but with some more FFB information :)

      And the edges of where the shoulders meet the terrain will more than likely get a trim, with added transition texture
      (when I work out how to do this smoothly) I was trying out an Alpha Blend with transparent mask but was getting too much Z-fighting.

      I really like it that you're keeping it inside the white lines :)
      Although the shoulders are counted as valid track...
      I consider it an invalid lap if I don't have at least 1 wheel inside the white lines :) Bonus points to you for that!

      Thanks for the great review!
  17. digital1nk
    digital1nk
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    Man this is perfect even for an early version!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks mate, really glad you're finding it perfect already... There's plenty more to go in here yet :) Hope you get some cool laps in. Thanks for the rating :)
  18. McClusky
    McClusky
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    I admit that I have not taken a full lap as I get too aggressive and launch my car off into never never-land but I love the flow of the road and the angles or 'banking' of the turns, great fun!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks mate, despite the length of the track... I think it's reasonably easy to learn, I'm sure you will make it round soon. After you've had enough of flying into never never land lol
      Try the trackmap, maybe stick a few AI on and follow them round... or if that doesn't work get a slow lap in the bank in hotlap mode and start knocking time off using the ghost car as a guide :) You'll soon get fast ;)

      Glad you're loving the flow, and the main thing is the fun factor :) Thanks for taking time to review
  19. Brandon Wright
    Brandon Wright
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    Even at this early stage it's very impressive and fun to drive. Top work!
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks Brandon :) Hope you're getting some fast times in, the main thing is you're finding the layout fun... Thanks for the review mate
  20. R-power
    R-power
    5/5,
    Version: 0.3
    simply fantastic. let me know if i can help you to test something
    1. Phoenix77
      Author's Response
      Thanks a lot mate :) Really glad you're loving the track. Thanks for the offer of testing... I'll bear that in mind cheers :) Hope you're learning the track well, it does have a few corners to remember!