rFactor 2 | Competition System Development Blog Post #2 Released

That's ridiculous, so I already own Sebring and if I buy track expansion budle I will have 2 copies of Sebring on my HDD?

Without offering discounts on individual items S397 is gonna bury itself. With the amount of conecnt atm it's still bearable but few years down the line when people realize they have to spend 150€ to play online it would be a huge deal breaker.
If you buy e.g. a pack, but you don't want to have a track or car installed from that pack, it cannot be done, it's "forced" to be installed by design. That piece of content reserves 2x the disk space it represents because an .rfcmp file is stored in your workshop folder, and the content itself is unpacked in the installation folder. It's been like that since rF2 moved to Steam. On a side note, uninstalling the .rfcmp file without unsubscribing from free workshop content forces the download of that .rfcmp file, despite you having it unpacked already in your installation. Just saying so nobody tries it :D

Regarding what you asked, I did not know how it works, but John-Eric explained it nicely :thumbsup:
 

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On a side note, uninstalling the .rfcmp file without unsubscribing from free workshop content forces the download of that .rfcmp file, despite you having it unpacked already in your installation. Just saying so nobody tries it :D

Regarding what you asked, I did not know how it works, but John-Eric explained it nicely :thumbsup:

There is a way around that if you handle the updates from Steam workshop manually according to description elsewhere but then you most likely back to get your content not up to date. If you short in space a better solution is to use an symbolic link (mklink) to another drive for the rF2 workshop folder to save space.

The workshop approach is great and keeps your content updated, especially for MP where to often server or other users to often uses older versions, I think that benefit wins over the extra space taken.

Would however like to see an DLC approach where only the missing items from an pack could be added, not buying items twice should be possible, this already possible for other Steam packages offerings (non-workshop but still). Changes how rF2 handles paid content internally will probably not happen.
 
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Would however like to see an DLC approach where only the missing items from an pack could be added, not buying items twice should be possible, this already possible for other Steam packages offerings (non-workshop but still). Changes how rF2 handles paid content internally will probably not happen.
That is down to the Steam Item Store, it doesn´t have the same feature set as the normal game store, until Valve does something to it there can´t be anything done to change this and that will only happen if its bringing them cash
 

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How can the Content Car Covers be unvailled:rolleyes::roflmao:...and show the car image, as I have a number of content that has these covers over the cars

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How can the Content Car Covers be unvailled:rolleyes::roflmao:...and show the car image, as I have a number of content that has these covers over the cars

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The cars under wraps are cars that do not belong to S397 AND have not yet created their own icons for rF2 to use. Those particular cars are from Rieza Studios and it is up to them to supply updated files that include the cars. Rieza released AMS 2 last fall and that has occupied all their time. They have twice stated they will address their cars and tracks once the workload from AMS 2 dies down and the rFactor2 graphics reach a finalized state.
This scenario applies to all cars not belonging to S397, however, many mod makers have already supplied updated cars and skins to account for the images necessary to display the cars on the menus.
 
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How can the Content Car Covers be unvailled:rolleyes::roflmao:...and show the car image, as I have a number of content that has these covers over the cars

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Never understood why the original thumbnails provided would not be show instead.
Many mods probably will never get updated anytime soon.
Sure it looks a bit better, but untill every piece of content is updates it's a quite anoying.
 
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the number of players are decreasing... they don't overpass 1.500 players of peak and only during two months since 2015... really, near of 6 years and the game is still on semibeta version...
Bliblablub ...

If you want to give your usual expertise on how bad this sim is that you have obviously zero interest for, then atleast learn to do some proper math and interprete what is shown in those stats properly. The average players, and that's the much more important number, has increased from under 100 people to over 600 who play the game on a regular base during the time that S397 developed this game further. They infact had the biggest increase with 600% growth. There was a very unusual steep increase during early 2020 with all the streaming stuff but this hype in sim racing has dropped off across the whole genre. rF2 is a very niche product anyway that requires a bit more than the brain of a ten year old teenager, so you won't see the influx that you see in other mainstream games. Now get back to your cave and have fun with your superior sims.
 
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Bliblablub ...

If you want to give your usual expertise on how bad this sim is that you have obviously zero interest for, then atleast learn to do some proper math and interprete what is shown in those stats properly. The average players, and that's the much more important number, has increased from under 100 people to over 600 who play the game on a regular base during the time that S397 developed this game further. They infact had the biggest increase with 600% growth. There was a very unusual steep increase during early 2020 with all the streaming stuff but this hype in sim racing has dropped off across the whole genre. rF2 is a very niche product anyway that requires a bit more than the brain of a ten year old teenager, so you won't see the influx that you see in other mainstream games. Now get back to your cave and have fun with your superior sims.

wow, guy, are you employed by studio397 at marketing department? because all of that you said only has a name: "fanatism", proper of a rat boy, i watch other factors, in first place the time, for 1/3 of the time that they are "developing" the game, other studios released two games, with more tracks, cars, online system and with an UI of the XXI century... and this is not the only thing that i observe, the second is that the total price of all DLC's and the complete game exceed so much the price of ACC, AM2, AC, etc... one car = 5 €, one track per year... changing the skins for making the feeling that they made more tracks than one = 11,99 € or more... really... what kind of swindle is this? my last purchase was the BMW M2 and... during 2 years i payed religiously those DLC's... but i opened my eyes, a simracing game must be more than a good FFB... maybe are not superior sims... but are COMPLETED and FINISHED sims, is a fu*** final product that i pay with my money...
 
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You have a search function for content, how about just using it? Content get's updated automaticely if it is distributed via the steam workshop, so it is alot easier than in AC to know if your content is up to date or not, even with mods. Why is something like that considered a mess? How about simply trying the content and making up your mind? There are two different FE cars - that I don't own btw - so what really keeps you from simply using them? I don't get it.

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You missunderstood my point.

The issues are :

- I want to select only the cars of a specific mod. I need these cars to sorted by category (the mods), not by brand. This has been the way sims have always been presented, just because... it is the right way.

- As rfactor2 is regularly updated, I want to know for each mod/car/track whether it is up to date or whether it may be not compatible with the last rFactor2 build. Maybe by just showing the date of the last update for each mod, which is recorded in Steamworkshop ; that is quiet simple to implement.

Quiet simple, but not possible atm.
 
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wow, guy, are you employed by studio397 at marketing department? because all of that you said only has a name: "fanatism", proper of a rat boy, i watch other factors, in first place the time, for 1/3 of the time that they are "developing" the game, other studios released two games, with more tracks, cars, online system and with an UI of the XXI century... and this is not the only thing that i observe, the second is that the total price of all DLC's and the complete game exceed so much the price of ACC, AM2, AC, etc... one car = 5 €, one track per year... changing the skins for making the feeling that they made more tracks than one = 11,99 € or more... really... what kind of swindle is this? my last purchase was the BMW M2 and... during 2 years i payed religiously those DLC's... but i opened my eyes, a simracing game must be more than a good FFB... maybe are not superior sims... but are COMPLETED and FINISHED sims, is a fu*** final product that i pay with my money...
If you have opened your eyes allready and moved on, why spent so much time on something that you lost interest for? And why call me a fanatic? I think I gave enough criticism throughout the last couple of years and played enough sims to not be a fanboy of sim XYZ. For a fact I like most of them, yet most of them aren't finished and obviously still developed. The last finished product that I played was RBR or GTR2/GTL. That rF2 isn't for you might have valid reasons, but I see no point in dragging on with all the trolling and hating. What's your gain? That S397 suddenly tailors the game for you needs, the most important potential rF2 user?
 
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You missunderstood my point.

The issues are :

- I want to select only the cars of a specific mod. I need these cars to sorted by category (the mods), not by brand. This has been the way sims have always been presented, just because... it is the right way.

- As rfactor2 is regularly updated, I want to know for each mod/car/track whether it is up to date or whether it may be not compatible with the last rFactor2 build. Maybe by just showing the date of the last update for each mod, which is recorded in Steamworkshop ; that is quiet simple to implement.

Quiet simple, but not possible atm.
Some different sorting options at the car list for the different classes provided in the VEH files should not be to difficult in a near future.
 
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Some different sorting options at the car list for the different classes provided in the VEH files should not be to difficult in a near future.
As it hasn't been done since the launch of the game, I'm not sure that it is that easy. Rfactor1 did it right, gtr2 did it right, ams1 did it right, because it is the best way to do make a selection. If ISI could not do it and S397 is still not able to do it, there must be something... i really hope they'll find a way though, rfactor2 can't stay in that state.
 
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do you still need to own every single car that's in the race? if so then this multiplayer i will give a big miss
 
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do you still need to own every single car that's in the race? if so then this multiplayer i will give a big miss

Yes, in fact it was answered in this blog post:
Q: Will we have to keep buying cars we’re not interested in driving or will this change in the future? A while back I took a break from rFactor 2 so there are some cars I don’t have and I can’t join the GTE series even if I already have the car I want to drive. A couple of cars is already enough to stop me from returning to rFactor 2. I can’t imagine how many new players this will stop from getting into the game.

So this would require a huge technical change, basically a rewrite of how the package system works. We decided against that and instead offer much better pricing on car packs compared to some of our competitors. We will always keep running competitions with free content, and will even consider properly built and licensed community created content. You can also expect future bundles that are tailored to our competitions and can be bought at a discount.
 
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every game apart from iracing is cheaper for content, and when you factor in you only need one car in other games it becomes even cheaper
You could even argue that if they keep this up, it will end up very expensive but without a good MP system. Basically, 0 reasons to invest in rf2 for multiplayer.
 
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