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How to: Night Race

Ross Balfour

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I found this just there a few minutes ago and found it interesting. Its how to race at night. Here is how:


Go into where the track files are located for your game, such as: C:\Program Files\RACE 07 Offline\GameData\Locations\Zolder (or whatever track you want to change),Copy Zolder so that you have to Zolder circuits. Rename one Zolder Night. Then open the GDB file for Zolder Night in Notepad, and in there you can change the times for when each session starts, so just change the times and save the file:

TestDayDay = Wednesday
TestDayStart = 15:30
Practice1Day = Saturday
Practice1Start = 15:00
Practice2Day = Saturday
Practice2Start = 18:30
QualifyDay = Saturday
QualifyStart = 20:00
WarmupDay = Sunday
WarmupStart = 20:30
RaceTime = 25
RaceTimeScaled = 25
Race1Day = Sunday
Race1Start = 21:30
Race1Laps = 11
RaceLaps = 11
Race2Day = Sunday
Race2Start = 23:00
Race2Laps = 11

Click save and you are done.

Heres proof:







Also If you change the time to 04:00 you can race at dawn :)

Tracks that work:

Monza*
Valencia*
Spa
Zolder

Donington
Zhuhai
Themalito
Le Mans (Virtua_LM)
Mid-Ohio (Virtua LM)
Misano

There probably others but I haven't tried all the tracks.

If you convert the following from GTR 2 they have lighting that works:

Adeleide**
Long Beach**
St Petersburg**
Cleveland Airport**
Birmingham Superprix Night**


Thanks to Jon Trotter for this!
 
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Warren Dawes

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Yes, but without headlights shining on the road ahead, it is a bit silly and unrealistic isn't it?
 

Ross Balfour

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Does the GTR EVO cars not have fully working headlights?

And also in that last pic there are floodlights.
 
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Chris Noble

Night racing in rFactor is quite good, but you need mod with decent headlights to be viable. RACE07 does not have illuminated lights at all it seems
 
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Andrew Evans

also, doesn't editing the GDB file balls up your online compatability...? be sure to back it up and replace it if you don't want a life of "booted for cheating" mismatches...

edit: sigh - didn't fully read the method in the first post, ignooooore meeeeee
 

Jon Trotter

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That looks like my post from Nogrip.

I had forgotten I posted that - I should of posted it here, (sorry guys) - well found Ross:thumb:

Spa at night is probably the best one I found to race so far. Some of the tracks have working lights, some don't.










I haven't done a night race in ages, but from what I remember - these are the ones that I have raced at night where the lighting around the track has worked in places:

Monza*
Valencia*
Spa
Zolder

Donington
Zhuhai
Themalito
Le Mans (Virtua_LM)
Mid-Ohio (Virtua LM)
Misano

There probably others but I haven't tried all the tracks.

If you convert the following from GTR 2 they have lighting that works:

Adeleide**
Long Beach**
St Petersburg**
Cleveland Airport**
Birmingham Superprix Night**

Racing around Russian Ring at 19:30 (top image) or 16:30ish (lower image)is quite a nice one with the sun setting





As is Silverstone at about 20:00.



The light son the Vectra are not as bright as the others and they don't light up until you are closer to the back of the car than the others.
 
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Dan Powers

That looks great, But im not brave enough to try it online lol
 
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Even if night is a bit silly, the dawn/dusk driving is great. I used to love that in GTL, with the long shadows. Very atmospheric...
 
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Alan Mains

well its time to ask the dev team to implement night 24hr racing again with decent headlights on all the cars ,as abig upgrade patch..

imagine racing round the green mile in the dark in wet weather . dang
 

zand

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Maybe experience modders can create headlights shining on the road ahead using the shadows effect on the sides fo the cars at sun light...

Or maybe import the feature from gtr2.

Night versions of the tracks also.

Just a few ideas...:)
 

Tim Ling

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does it make a difference to night racing?
 
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All that addon does is make the headlight texture on the car a bit brighter when they are turned on. It doesn't make them light up the track or anything.