WRC 8 Mods

WRC 8 Mods v11.0 = DRIVERS EDITION = (EPIC STORE)

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Update for compatibility with the the latest Epic store game update.

Changes:
God Rays mod updated.
Shader mod will now create a cache after the first load so the game should start up faster.
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WRC 8 Mods v11 for Steam store version of the game.

Bug fix for the installer showing an error and breaking the game installation.

Now fixed.

Huge thanks to M1GHTY M4VS for the bug report.

Anyone who has installed the bugged version of the Steam version mod installer: You will need to restore your backed up game files back into the game folder, or verify and re-download the missing files as the error in the mod installer has deleted some of the game files.
WRC 8 Mods v11 for Epic store version of the game.

UPDATE:

Many fixes, NEW patches (loud in car splash sounds fix, puddles spin car off fix), NEW graphics mods and many improvements (HD god rays, Remove cartoon water trails, new v2 particles mod), NEW PRO physics mods with split surface grip selection, NEW PRO tyre mods, new method of installing physics mods, NEW AI mods, NEW free roam mode, NEW anti-cheat v2, Fixed Ced's mods were loading tarmac setup for gravel stages (all previous versions of the mods affected), Developer bug fix for Wales Great Orme using gravel tyres on a tarmac stage, Developer bug fix headlight beams were different colours and more...

As always please read all instructions.

Enjoy :thumbsup:
WRC 8 Mods v11 for Steam store version of the game. :cool:

UPDATE:
Many fixes, NEW patches (loud in car splash sounds fix, puddles spin car off fix), NEW graphics mods and many improvements (HD god rays, Remove cartoon water trails, new v2 particles mod), NEW PRO physics mods with split surface grip selection, NEW PRO tyre mods, new method of installing physics mods, NEW AI mods, NEW free roam mode, NEW anti-cheat v2, Fixed Ced's mods were loading tarmac setup for gravel stages (all previous versions of the mods affected), Developer bug fix for Wales Great Orme using gravel tyres on a tarmac stage, Developer bug fix headlight beams were different colours and more... Enjoy

As always please read all instructions.

Enjoy :thumbsup:
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UPDATE:
Many fixes, NEW patches (loud in car splash sounds fix, puddles spin car off fix), NEW graphics mods and many improvements (HD god rays, Remove cartoon water trails, new v2 particles mod), NEW PRO physics mods with split surface grip selection, NEW PRO tyre mods, new method of installing physics mods, NEW AI mods, NEW free roam mode, NEW anti-cheat v2, Fixed Ced's mods were loading tarmac setup for gravel stages (all previous versions of the mods affected), Developer bug fix for Wales Great Orme using gravel tyres on a tarmac stage, Developer bug fix headlight beams were different colours and more...

There are many changes to how this version installs the mods.
Please read all of the instructions and don't forget you can click on the READ ME button during the selection of the game mods and physics mods for more information about everything.

PRO Physics mods and PRO Tyres mod are where the fun is at with this version.
Adapt your driving style and throw the car into the corners early with plenty of power and you will soon be sliding around the corners with the back end out like a rally legend. ;)

Have fun and please post up some cool screen shots of your free roaming adventures :D

Enjoy :thumbsup:
Fix for mouse not working in menus, thanks Telis :thumbsup:
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Bug fixes.

Fixed suspension adjustment not working correctly :D
Fixed cars getting stuck in the ground during stage intro.
Sim-PLUS mods should now also stop the car smashing into the ground during the stage intro. Even the default game smashes cars into the ground, WTH Devs :O_o:
Added extra glossy paint mod
Fixed typos in dynamics installer menu
Force feedback mod not installing correctly.
Force feedback mod moved to dynamics mod installer.
Fix typo, installer not stating that mods work with v1.6.4

Added particles mod v1 from the previous Mods v9
Small update, Installer will now check for game v1.6.3 and v1.6.4 during install
Enjoy :thumbsup: I will post a full change log soon.

Known bugs: cars behave odd at the start line. It's a side effect of modding suspension, simply skip the stage intro.
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Update v9.0 for game v1.5.1

Added Physics/Performance Mods:

Sim-PLUS+ with Brakes Mod
Sim-PLUS+ with Brakes Mod and Ced's Performance Mod


Brakes Mod:
Braking adds grip as the tyres bite the surface, reducing under steer.
More progressive and realistic feeling handbrake. (great for analogue handbrake users!)
Handbrake now slows the car more, more realistic.

At first it will feel strange because you have honed your driving style to the default games setting.
Practice, practice, practice with the mod on, it takes a few stages to get used to the change.
A good technique I use is to turn into a corner and apply left foot braking, which will cause the rear end of the car to go light and as the rear lifts apply the handbrake at the same time to kick the car sideways. Once the rear end steps out release the foot brake and then use the handbrake to control the car around the corner by varying the amount of handbrake and throttle applied as you power through the corner.


Ced's Performance Mod: (Thanks to Ced97421)
The performance of the car will feel more realistic instead of feeling like you are driving a rocket ship.

Mods the cars performance including:

Adjusts Engine power
Adjusts Engine torque curve
Adjusts RPM
Adjusts Turbo
Adjusts Gearbox
Adjusts Differential
Adds more weight to the cars.


AI Drivers Mod:
Adjusts the AI drivers stage times to make the game more challenging when using physics mods.
Then adjust difficulty in game to hard/realistic.


Stage Surfaces and Reflections Mod: v9.0 Beta. (work in progress)
Mods the ground textures, rain and reflections of all stages, all weathers, all times of day.

Adjusts shaders and swaps ior files to fix/reduce most of the reflection flickering issues seen on many of the wet stages.
Reduces the brightness and glare of the wet ground reflections.
Wet stages look more detailed with more subtle reflections.
You will now be able to see more of the surface details on wet stages.
Soaking wet patches, dry patches, puddles, wet asphalt repair patches, tire tracks, skid marks, pot holes, flooded areas, etc.
Reduces the size of the rain drops on the ground and makes them more visible.
Mods the white road markings on asphalt stages to blend in better, show reflections, and rain drops.
Wet stage in car camera view looks better.


Tweaks:
Many many small tweaks here and there.
World Lighting Mod: Lowered the brightness of the reflections on the cars hood/bonnet and body paintwork to be more subtle.
World Lighting Mod: slightly darker environment.

Updated ReShade to v4.5.4
Bug Fixes:
Water splashes from puddles when using the particles mod not working correctly.
Snow not working correctly in the real rain mod.

Updated the Reflections Mod to v.2
New method to reduce the surface reflection brightness and keep the game looking as close to how it should as possible. The mod now also alters the asphalt white lines to make the white road markings blend in better and look better on wet stages. Modded the stage surface shader to make all the surfaces look better and with clearer more detailed reflections.

Once you install any of the shader mods, in game you can now press F1 and then press and hold F2 to see what the original game looks like with the shader mods turned off.

This can helpful because some mods are quite subtle so you can compare shader mods and no mods at the press of a button. :thumbsup:
Bug Fix:
Fixed broken rainfall shader
Changed reflections mod v.1 to show more reflection, thanks Alex :thumbsup:
Bug Fix:
Small bug fix on flares and particles mod, thanks Alex :thumbsup:
Update 8.0

It can be installed over top of previous versions of my mods :thumbsup:
None of the new shader mods have any impact on the games performance


New Mods:


Windscreen Mod:
All mods will now make the cracked windscreen effect more subtle.

Over Bright In Car View Fix:
Redone the mod.
Should be more accurate.
Car glass should look better in replays. (looks bad sometimes even on default game in certain conditions, fixed it)

Real Rain Mod:
Adds a more realistic rain effect to the windscreen, bonnet / hood and the cars surface.
Rain drops are much finer with more rain drops on the front windscreen, side windows.
Removes the strange orange peel effect on the car to give a nice clean environment reflection in the cars paintwork.
Rain drops are much finer with more rain drops on the cars bonnet / hood and body.
All surfaces of the car will now look smoother.
Mods the falling rain in the environment to be much finer and more transparent.
Changes the length of the rain drop so that they don't look so much like shooting stars falling.
Mods the falling snow in the environment to fall slower and smoother, be more dense and have smaller snow flakes.

Water Drops Mod:
Mods the fake water drops effect that covers the screen in bumper, bonnet, chase cam views and in replays and stage intros.

2 options:
Replace with finer more subtle screen water drops
Remove the water drops completely

Surface Reflections Mod:
Reduces the brightness of the wet ground reflections and mods all the surface details and on every stage.

This reduces a lot of the shimmering seen on the road surface ahead of you on wet stages. The wet surface will now look a lot more detailed with nicer reflections.

In car camera view on wet stages will look better.

You will now be able to see more of surface details on wet stages. Soaking wet patches, dry patches, puddles, wet asphalt repair patches, tire tracks, pot holes, flooded areas, etc.

3 selectable versions

Particles Mod:
This Mod will make all particle effects in the game more transparent.
This will make many effects in the game look more natural and less cartoon like.

Road side coloured smoke flares
Water spray effects from the cars wheels
Water splash effects from puddles
Dust effects from the cars wheels
All mods will make impact sparks finer
3 settings for transparency level

Bloom Control Mod:
Lowers the intensity of the bloom effect and fake camera lens smudges
when bright light shines at your view.
5 selectable levels

World Lighting Mod:
This mod adjusts the world lighting, enhances shadows, enhances lighting applied to trees and grass (including the cars spotlights)

The result is the world will look more natural, shadows and occlusion will look more detailed.
Colours and shading will look more natural, texture surfaces will show more detail.
The cars headlights will light the environment better.

Graphics Blur / Smoothing Mod:
Mods the strength of the game engine blur / smoothing shader.

3 selectable levels:

Off - No filtering - Turns off the filtering for a clean sharp image.
Medium - Higher than default, adds extra blur / smoothing to all graphics
High - Higher than default, adds extra blur / smoothing to all graphics

Depth Of Field Fix:
Fixes the games built in depth of field effect to look much cleaner.
Use this in combination with my Post Process Mod for much nicer DOF

Various:
Darker and more transparent HUD:
Mods the game menus to look a little nicer

Coloured Smoke Flares Mod:
Swaps the coloured smoke flares for other effects from the game.
Coloured light is still emitted into the environment.

Hide the coloured smoke flares
Swap them for camp fires
Swap them for confetti
Swap them for fire works
Swap them for coloured chimney smoke

Fireworks are great fun at night :D

ReShade:
Updated to v4.5.2

Bug Fixes:
Over bright in car view fix, windscreen wipers leaving streaks on the glass.
Removed the v7.01 smoke flares mod and found another way to do it.
Many small fixes and tweaks here and there.

Installer:
Returned back to a single version of the installer that requires the whole game to be backed up.
This had to be done to accommodate new mods and because the instructions on how to backup / restore the game was getting complicated.

Changed how the installer works and checks for free disk space.
Update 7.0.1

Added: Remove Coloured Smoke Flares shader mod

Added some more grip to the WRCJ cars in Sim-PLUS and Sim-PLUS+ Mods

Small bug fixes
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