Indeed, but if new "final" racer wont be fine as we wish, I will still using my good 088 cause for my deals it is perfect. (as ruud has no plan to do traffic, blinkers, etc.. well, my deal is a simulator of real car, not a trackday car, or something like this. yes, sometimes is nice to run in some circuit, but i prefer 90% of time to do free ride at open roads.)Well, I speak only for myself, but I feel that content shouldn't really be created for Racer BETA versions. Things tend to change quite a lot sometimes between betas and something created for previous version won't work correctly in the next. And always keeping your past work up to date will mean less time for new work to be created!
While, having backwards compatiblity using "_nocg.shd" is great as an idea, it adds more work for the content creator.
Content specific Cg shaders might add some flexibility and playroom for content creators but also make the content Racer version dependent. I really like the rFactor approach, where you just select a suitable system shader for your car body or windows material, specify the textures to be used and be done with it.
So, I think that until a new Racer final comes out people should not create, update and convert too much stuff. Until Racer has standardized and correctly renamed, documented and cleaned up its system core shaders and other stuff, I, for one, won't be wasting time creating cars and tracks from my own free time for Racer.
I agree with you, I never saw so much crap from modders. I've been testing from http://www.xtremeracers.info some dozen cars & tracks, & well I'm disappointed.I apologise in advance because this thread is not in a light mood and may anger/upset some people, but this is my view, feel free to post yours.
Recently Racer has come leaps and bounds and now rivals the graphics of GT5 and IMHO can be better. So it really irritates me when I see all the crap that is being released these days. I'm not going to deny it, this post really rubbed me the wrong way...
Ruud is trying to move the game forward. The community is holding Racer back.
Well, PS3 is a relatively stable platform to develop stuff on, compared to the huge variety of hardware people use for Racer.I don't see what is so bad about wanting to make good content. I for one think it's fantastic we have a GT5 level game wrt visuals that we can develop for in a nice open friendly environment, so why limit your own imagination and development of skills?
Neither do I, in fact I encourage it. That was not my point. I just thought that maybeI don't see what is so bad about wanting to make good content.
And if not "official", when can always create a community distroI still think an official Racer distro, with good content (more than just one track and
two cars), and optimized settings might make the needed distinction between "official"
content and "community" content.