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LA Canyons

LA Canyons 1.2

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Please note: I’ve provided answers to some frequently asked questions below. I will keep this page updated with further info as it becomes available.
Where do I get the VIP extras?
The optional VIP extras are available via my online store.
Check my Facebook page for more information.

What are the VIP extras?
The VIP extras consist of additional features and benefits. They were originally intended as a ‘thank you’ to those who value and support my work. They are completely optional and are not necessary to play the regular version.

The full map covers an area of approx. 900km², with 115km of highways and sideroads to explore. Three new layouts have been added – Two-Way Traffic (VIP Traffic Pack) and Pursuit VIP & Freeroam Urban (VIP Road Pack).

I’d like to drive with my friends, is multiplayer possible?
Yes, LA Canyons was designed with multiplayer at its core.
There are currently several servers available, just search ‘canyons’ in the AC server browser.

If I have the VIP extras, can I drive with those who only have the regular version?
Yes. The VIP extras are compatible for driving with those who have the main version.

Is it possible to have two-way traffic?
Yes. Two-way traffic is now included with the optional VIP Traffic Pack. (Silver)

How do I remove Pit Crew (Lollipop guys)?
I've included a completely optional 'Hide Pit Crew' mod in with the Main version of LA Canyons 1.2
Refer to the included 'Install Guide' on how to install.

I've seen in videos people have sharp centrelines, mine are blurry, how comes?
You need to maximise your Anisotropic Filtering to x16, for sharper centrelines. Set this in your GPU's control panel as AC's Anisotropic Filtering can be more demanding on your system.

I have experienced some shaking in certain areas, why is this?
This is due to the sheer scale of this huge mod which, with the VIP extras, totals about 900km². Assetto Corsa was not designed for maps/areas this size, so there are limitations within the game engine. When you start moving, and actually driving, this shaking will gradually reduce.

I felt some shaking was a small price to pay to be able to drive these amazing roads. I have indicated layouts affected with yellow warning diamonds (UI Layout Previews). If you have problems, other routes are available.
Check out this epic video by Lucac26, showcasing the Singer 911 by @Ben O'Bro

These roads are among those used in The Smoking Tire Youtube videos.
Matt Farah from
The Smoking Tire has driven LA Canyons. This is Matt's awesome review :)

These roads are based on real roads in California, which wind through the San Gabriel mountain range, high above Los Angeles. Consisting of tight bends and fast sweepers, they are perfect for racing, drifting, cruising or driving with friends.

There are also numerous junctions, turnouts, picnic areas, parking areas and various side roads which are included as useful hideouts for NFS style pursuits. Roads are fully signed and include real world distance signs, speed & warning signs, markings, guard rails, jersey barricades and multiple dynamic parked vehicles.

Main Version
There is a link on this page for the Main Version, which has a 42km loop. It is twice as long as the paid Nordschleife DLC, and is available as a Free Download.

- Angeles Crest Highway (15km)
- Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road (14km)
- Angeles Forest Highway (14km)
- Barley Flats Road, a side road which leads towards Mount Lawlor (4km)

1. Normal Layout (AI, cams & 32 pits)
2. Reverse Layout (AI, cams & 32 pits)
3. Free Roam (100 pits)
4. Free Roam Distant (60 pits)
5. Mount Lawlor Tourist (50 pits)
6. Pursuit – there are two starting locations;
- 32 pits @ Regular Start​
- 18 pits @ Hidden Springs Tunnel​
Thanks to Random Callsign for the great video and kind words!

VIP EXTRAS (Optional)
The VIP extras are completely optional, and are not necessary to enjoy the main version. They include additional highways and sideroads to explore.

- Angeles Crest Highway (extension of 23.5km)
- Mount Wilson (8km)
- Mount Disappointment (5km)
- Big Tujunga Canyon Road (14km)

1. Angeles Crest Highway - Eastbound (La Cañada – Newcombs) (AI & 24 pits)
2. Angeles Crest Highway - Westbound (Newcombs - La Cañada) (AI & 20 pits)
3. Freeroam Urban (46 Pits)
4. Freeroam VIP (60 pits)
5. Mount Wilson Downhill (cams & 20 pits)
6. Mount Wilson Hillclimb (AI, cams & 20 pits)
7. Pursuit VIP (46 pits)

Local Landmarks:
- Mount Wilson Observatory, including radio & TV masts
- Big Tujunga Dam
- Big Tujunga Bridges
- Newcombs Ranch

For more information see my Facebook Page
I hope you enjoy the LA Canyons experience… have fun exploring!

A massive thanks goes to @Ben O'Bro for his Epic detailing work, ideas, and for sharing his knowledge of 3DS Max.. And for being an awesome dude to work with.
Huge thanks to @correca for recording all AI lines, all track maps... and for general testing.
Big thanks to @Leonardo Ratafiá for TV2 Track Cameras / Mt Wilsons TV Cameras.
Big thanks to @CobraCat, @shmafoozius, @guidofoc, @hal4000, @Tberg, @Andy-R, @JackCY, @Kenny Paton, @stingray_SIX_TWO and @Rollies77 for testing and help.
Thanks to @Rigel for use of his RV

A big thanks to @Mumaransa @correca @Gunja and any one else hosting servers. Some awesome driving on them. Much appreciated!
Big thanks to @x4fab for adding some special features to his awesome shader mod.
And also LeBluem for his kind help with track lighting.

And thanks to all those that have supported / followed this project on RaceDepartment.

Extract the archive to a temp directory... (You may need the 7zip program)
If you have a previous version, remove it... There is an Install Guide in the 7zip archive, please follow this carefully. It details all the steps needed.

There is a Layout Guide giving details on layouts, including which have AI Lines and Track Cameras etc. Inside each layout folder there are further details for each layout. Including Pit Box Numbers for server admins.

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

Designed on real roads in California, enjoy driving in Assetto
in a way you couldn't do safely on the real roads.

Thanks for the ratings / reviews I appreciate everyone taking the time to do so :)

Latest updates

  1. LA Canyons 1.2 (Optimisations, Groove Overlays, More Dynamic Air Traffic... And much more)

    LA Canyons 1.2 A lot has been done since 1.0 including... Tyremarks over pretty much all the...
  2. LA Canyons 1.0 - Too many things updated to list...

    LA Canyons 1.0 Too many changes to mention... But basically thousands of added...
  3. Added track cams to Reverse layout, with new AI, 4k dirt texture, minor other fixes.

    This small update is mainly fixes. Track Cameras for Reverse layout, with tweaked reverse AI...

Latest reviews

Thanks Moorea, glad you're having fun :)
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Absolutely an epic track to enjoy pure driving!!
I suggest heading down this road with friends or anyone online, you will definitely enjoy more of the epic experience.
Cheers HCCracing, glad you're enjoying the Canyons, especially online as that's the best way... Thanks for taking time to leave a review.
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I've spent more than 1000km on this track. What else is there to say? Beatiful track for cruising, multiplayer is enjoyable, AI works.
Thanks BassGaming, glad you're enjoying it in the best way, online!
Whenever I get the chance to get online, I'm always amazed at the talent of the chilled dudes in the canyons.

I have heard (and seen proof lol) that people have driven in excess of 30,000 'miles' in the canyons. Making me seem like a newb on my own track :D
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Absolutely stunning!
Cheers Nani, thanks for leaving a review, glad you're enjoying it :)
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Thanks Jesus :)
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Very good track!
Thanks Dzikiguziec, glad you're enjoying it :)
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Thanks Solcarrelus, glad you're loving the Canyons :)
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Great work !!!
Thank you for these amazing roads.
Thanks, and for taking the time to leave a review :)
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Absolutely brilliant!! Thank you. Where can I find instructions on how to use the pursuit mode? I drive around but never get pursued!
Thanks Burnercan, the Pursuit layout is a 'Online Layout' as is notified on the layout preview image.

Any layouts with 'Online Layout' are for Server / Practice use only.

There are text documents in ALL layout folders, giving more info, for server admins (pit box number / locations) etc

Also refer to the 'Layout Guide' this lists all layouts which support AI use.
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Very good route! I recommend it to everyone. I bought the VIP and I am very satisfied
Thanks, glad you're enjoying it, cheers for the support :)
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No ragrets
Well spotted!
Ben went around the track adding graffiti...
So in return I put a few cones on his buildings roofs...
To this day, I still don't think he's found them :D
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i have try the jsgme but i still not see the track. can you help me i really love this track
Sounds like you need to enable the mod in JSGME... so it's in the Right window.
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Nice! how can i buy the VIP's parts?
Thanks, there's more info on my Facebook Page, link above :)
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Having trouble to get this working. I have the VIP access and all, installed it via Content Manager, but everytime i load it up, i get a black screen ( it loads ui but everything is black ), that the game freezes...
Strange Viktor,
LA Canyons is not setup to Drag Drop (as there are other optional addons)
So if you dragged and dropped that would cause issues.

If using CM - Content/Mods section - make sure that the main track is above any VIP.

Or if running Sol... maybe you need to update your Custom Shaders, depending on your version of Sol. Sol 2.0.2 needs CSP 0.1.68 or later.
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Always my go to track! Buy the extended version! Thanks Phoenix77 for permission to uploaded a complete 42kms circuit done in VR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la_PoQNk5rw
Thanks mate, no need to ask for permission for videos, but thanks for aksing :)
Cool video, great that you spotted the airliner :D
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love this mod and have used it before but I've tried downloading multiple times and it wont show in content manager at all.
Thanks, be sure to read the 'Install Guide PDF' and 'Layout Guide PDF'
If installing the MODS folder method, you need the full version of Content Manager to have access to their CONTENT / MODS section.

Or use the FREE JSGME Mod enabler here on RD https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/jsgme-mod-enabler.13803/
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Y not :)
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Thanks for that :)
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it's ok.
lol If you have any ideas on how to elevate this above... ok... I'm open to suggestions ;)
Maybe you have a track you can send me as an example :D

Thanks for taking time to leave a review (the name seems familiar) :D
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I absolutely love this track, nothing like taking a drive at sunset with some tunes on, my only slight problem with it is i keep falling through the darn road :D

Does anybody else have this issue? :)

Thank you so much still for the amazing work! ♥
Thanks Nekosmeow... Sounds like you might be driving on to the VIP roads on the wrong layout... Not sure without more info! Have a look in the Support Thread. Cheers!
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