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[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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FIA GT 2006
« on: August 29, 2008, 11:43:29 am »
It must be said that i'm not a fan of Race 07, and while i welcome the addition of GTRE, there are a number of missing features such as headlights, night racing and above all, live track technology which place it behind GTR2 IMO (remember: this is just my personal opinion).

I have been avidly watching this mod for about 1 year, and finally, it looks as if release is imminent.  Conceived by the GT Italia mod team, the 2006 mod has 5 "new" cars to choose from, as well as revised physics to reflect the relative performance development of the cars (anyone struggling in the MC12 must wonder how it won the Spa 24 hour!). 

Here's the spiel:
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The FIA GT 2006 Mod for GTR2 derives by the experience made with the Campionato Italiano GT "Sara Assicurazioni" 2005 mod, which had a great succes everywhere. On this basis we tried to offer to the community a further better mod, with new cars, new phisycs, updated models and unique characteristics.

You'll be able to play the whole 2006 season of the International FIA GT Championship, with all the tracks and all the main cars which really raced in that season. Moreover you'll have different starting grids for every track, according with the real entry lists, and the liveries will change in their particulars according with a particular track. At the Spa 24H ALL the cars will have the special livery used for that race in the real life.

Great attention has been used to create the drivers' files, in order to respect the real forces of the 2006, and from a race to the next one the first classified drivers will have ballasts on their cars, according with their results.

Finally 5 new cars will be available: the astonishing Aston Martin DBR9, the Corvette C6R, the beautiful Ferrari F430 GT, dominator of the GT2 class, and its eternal challenger, the Porsche 997 GT3 RSR, and the "little" Porsche 997 GT3 Cup. Moreover some original cars had been updated to respect the upgrades they had in the 2006 season: Saleen S7R Zakspeed Spec2006, Maserati MC12 Spec2006, Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT Spec2006, Dodge Viper CC Spec2006, Porsche 996 GT3 Special Prospeed Competition.

A great thanks goes to everyone who helped me to make this mod, their names are in the next pages!!! To proceed click on the mod logo.

Enjoy by TopGun and the GT-Italia Mod Team!!!


Personally, i am dying to try the new Ferrari, and the C6, and a proper Aston... all of them in fact.  I am hoping that, if it turns out to be as good as the group's previous offering, we might adopt the series for one of our GTR2 leagues, assuming that they are to continue running alongside GTRE.

Anyways, just thought I'd give you the heads up.  :hats off:

Screenshots, renders and more info available at http://gt-italiamod.drivingitalia.net/GTR2/indexgtr2_e.html

[SJ]Byron

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008, 11:50:26 am »
Mmmmm...  Those models on the renders page look VERY nice.  Especially the Aston.

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[SJ]Mario-C

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2008, 12:13:24 pm »
oh yeah that looks very nice!

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2008, 12:28:48 pm »
Thanks Dave, good read.  :hats off:

[SJ]Candellan

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2008, 12:53:16 pm »
I notice the #22 Barwel Aston Martin driven by 1 Tiff Needell of 5th Gear (Season 9, Ep 9) isn't in there. Pity that, I guess he did bag the Italian BMS team (that ran into him).

[SJ]Byron

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2008, 12:56:22 pm »
I did spot him in the GTR Evo game though.

[SJ]Gooseman

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2008, 01:17:18 pm »
Its already out. I got hold of it yesterday. It should be out for everyone else tomorrow, but if you want it now go here and sign up and you'll find the download. http://www.drivingitalia.net/forum/ . It really does drive good. The only real "new" model is the dbr9, which we've been seeing "illegal" conversions of for ages. It comes with its own tracks so that they can limit the amount of cars and which cars compete in the event which is pretty cool, but also makes it a 420Mb download. Overall i'd say its worth it and a great addition to gtr2.

edit: i take that back. it does have the 430gt2 and the 997 rsr. The 997 is the same one used in the 2007 ALMS mod, while the model of the 430 isn't as nice as the one in the ALMS mod. It also has the 997 cup car that was in a previous mod for gtr2. cant remember who did that one.
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[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2008, 01:55:37 pm »
COOOOOL!  Thanks Abe  ;)

[SJ]Gooseman

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2008, 02:00:56 pm »
no problem. kinda hell trying to navigate that forum. you'll find it about 2/3 of the way down in the gt-italia mod team sub forum. theres links to the mod and a bug fix at the bottom of the first post.

[SJ]Candellan

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2008, 02:01:43 pm »
I did spot him in the GTR Evo game though.

Well I know which car I'll be testing first. Now where's that BMS car so I can give him a piece of my mind, or at least front guard.

[SJ]ski9600

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2008, 04:37:33 pm »
Downloading now.  Would it be best to install this in a separate GTR2 instal like P&G, or will it work just fine in the main installation?

Cheers,
Steve

[SJ]Gooseman

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2008, 04:58:49 pm »
i had to install it on a fresh install. i tried doing it on my heavily modded one and it crashed every time i tried to load a full grid.

[SJ]Cato Larsen

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2008, 06:39:52 pm »
It is simply great this 2006 mod. very good cars, nice sounds.
Legal mod? I should think so as they have build new cars and only improved and duplicated the other simbin cars into their own original game.

I think we should use this for the next season in GTR2, but admins should check it out.

Very very good.

30 cars, full graphics. no stutter even at startline.
Nothing less than the original.... thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up

[SJ]Nodnerb

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2008, 07:47:29 pm »
Sounds great, gonna have to download this and try it out.  I had been keeping an eye on the World Super GT mod as well.  That seems to be getting closer as well.

[SJ]Dammit

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2008, 12:48:13 am »
Looks like there is a patch for it too.. http://hosted.filefront.com/DrivingItalia/1923493

Shame this one wasn't out before the start of the latest OSJ season.

[SJ]Candellan

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2008, 07:46:48 am »
Looks like there is a patch for it too.. http://hosted.filefront.com/DrivingItalia/1923493

Shame this one wasn't out before the start of the latest OSJ season.

Cheers for the patch Dammit. I'm seriously thinking of using this mod for future World GTR2 series races.

I drove the Aston around the new Spa 2006 and my god it's nice to drive on standard settings.

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2008, 08:58:36 am »
Finally installed after last night's AlfaTina, and didn't really scratch the surface.  But first impression is that some of the cockpits are mediocre.  Aston sounds nice, and the C6 is the same as the one i already have (WSGT i think), but that's no bad thing, and is probably my favorite car in the game.  New 997 porsche looks pretty.

[SJ]Cato Larsen

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2008, 11:27:26 am »
Well, I think it is a good one compared to what has been delt out before in GTR2.
Sounds good, looks good drives good. and it is a good addon to our gtr2 leagues if admins wanna use it for a full league.

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2008, 11:39:45 am »
I entirely agree Frisky... as long as I can drive the C6  lol  I also really like the look of the MC12's in their Vitafone livery; they have a new rear-end with central exhausts, which looks very nice! 

[SJ]Cato Larsen

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2008, 11:49:44 am »
I entirely agree Frisky... as long as I can drive the C6  lol  I also really like the look of the MC12's in their Vitafone livery; they have a new rear-end with central exhausts, which looks very nice! 


I love the C6, but nothing can beat a DB9.
In my opinion, it is the sweetest looking car EVER to be designed.
That is the first thing that pops in to my head whenever the question is asked. DBR9, simply orgasmicly beautiful.
Oh and it drives well to. But that is just a bonus rofl

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2008, 11:52:40 am »
i can't argue with you there, Frisky... the Aston is, like its predecessors, a work of visual poetry  thumbs up

[SJ]Gooseman

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2008, 11:55:05 am »
i agree the aston looks great, but in person nothing beats the sound of the 7L V8.

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2008, 02:56:08 pm »
i agree the aston looks great, but in person nothing beats the sound of the 7L V8.


Indeed... once heard, never forgotten, but the Aston is the loudest car in the pit lane (with the limiter engaged).

[SJ]Cato Larsen

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Re: FIA GT 2006
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2008, 01:04:38 pm »
I have been playing with this now a bit and I must say that I do definately like this in combination with the original cars.

I run a Champ with 2006 03 and 04 cars.
The only prob is some sound error with 997 hog. but that is outside the cars when having the rev at the top. it sort of cuts out.

Anyway, that does not matter much, could be that tey are using some original sounds and my sounds are modified.

They are not of Simbin model quality but they are still damn fine vehicles and they drive very good aswell.

I surely hope they will be implemented in the next FIA Simjunkies league :)
DBR9 is MINE I TELL YA.