Lime Creek (Nature Park(?))

luthobu

1000RPM
Hurrah! I got permission from Brent Burton to alter and release Lime Creek!

From his mail:
"I give you full permission to modify and redistribute Lime Creek South Loop.
To make it a clear version, please name your bundle along the lines of "Lime
Creek XXX", where XXX is the name you choose."

Random screenshots will be uploaded here
 

KS95

RACER Moderator
I couldn't believe that was Lime Creek when I saw it! Nice to see you're still working and updating these tracks :)
 

luthobu

1000RPM
@ks95: still here. not as active as before in the forum, but I am working on several tracks, it's hard to stop once you get it in the blood.. heh.. upcoming releases include an updated Badlands (looks bad in 089), Myogi (new textures and shaders with permission), Lime Creek Nature Park, Gizmo's "Something", and an update to the Cuda.. also I am doing some not-for-release-stuff (sorry everyone, that's how it is sometimes when lack of permissions prevent releases) and fine-tuning racer.ini's.. among the usual "life stuff"..

@mpsco: thats cool, then you will realy like the new textures, shaders and additional models.. for sure. I am turning it into a nature park, with more trees, flowers, pools and ponds.. sounds and chirps and whatever you might find in such a place. It won't be a big track as the others, but more an enhanced, more "crowded" version.. most the current shaders are now working as I want them to, so it's soon time to start modeling again.. heh.
 

luthobu

1000RPM
@WiNdE: heh.. thanks. too much, but still fun :) Have not done any work on the track since my last post.
Still planning and experimenting with stuff. Non-cg has become a rather important issue, as I am redoing
most my tracks to cg (SM2). Problem is that with the recent changes to Racer, no-cg is a bit crippled and
it is not just about shaders anymore either. The skydome is changed, meaning that all no-cg tracks will
have to have the old skydome stuff. That will require a script that changes geometry.ini, track.shd and
adds the old sky.dof and textures. I'll cook something up and make a default.. I guess..
 
One stupid question ! Is it possible to convert the other creek track from rfactor ? Eastern creek witch along with oran park are laser scanned ?
 

luthobu

1000RPM
@justasimfan: If it is possible? Sure.. other rFactor tracks have been converted to Racer. Google it and you might even find a tutorial.
 

luthobu

1000RPM
But Lime Creek is in texas where there aren't many evergreen trees!
Thanks boomer! That is an interesting observation. I'll look it up and
see what trees are required and fix it..

EDIT: The original textures are called juniper, oak and shrub..
pretty much confirms your point boomer ;) I'll fix.
 
But Lime Creek is in texas where there aren't many evergreen trees!
I live in Austin, about five miles from Lime Creek Road, and drive it as often as I can. :D I would say about half the trees in the area are Junipers (locally referred to as Cedars), which are evergreen. That's true for most of central and east Texas. This is what Lime Creek Road looks like in winter:


We get very light snow (a cm or two) about once every two to three years, and "heavy" snow (usually no more than five cm) about once or twice per decade, so the snow scenery represents a very unusual occurrence. Of course, the scenery in the Racer version of LCR isn't very accurate anyway (nowhere near enough trees and houses), and half the track doesn't exist in real life (the real road isn't a loop), so the snow and tree type inaccuracies aren't any big deal to me...
 

luthobu

1000RPM
@JustinMartin: Thanks for the comments and the vid!
Looks quite different from my track for sure. I'll see what
I can do, and maybe make one with less snow, say 5cm ;)
 
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