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Project CARS! (General Questions)

Discussion in 'Project CARS' started by SwiftyOne, May 17, 2012.

  1. SwiftyOne

    SwiftyOne Well-Known Member

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    Hi all ;)

    I do hope it's OK to post this here..As I can't find anywhere else that is suitable ...If I do wrong, my apologies to admins ......

    Just have to tell everybody about a New racing Sim in the making by Slightly Mad Studios called Project CARS :) SMS are the same guy's that brought us "Need for Speed" "Shift Series" And played a BIG part in "Simbin's GTR" and "GTR2"


    Project CARS is shaping up to be the Best Racing Sim I have ever SEEN!
    take a look at in game video's here: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y730IzOMPw]PROJECT CARS - Part1 - YouTube[/ame]
    Yes!..This is in game footage NOT rendered Not tidied up in any way, (REAL in game footage)

    Keeping in mind that, pCARS is still a WIP and at this early stage only offer Pre-Alpha builds to play, the latest Alpha build is version 0.211, and is certainly a project worthy of support, Over at WMD(World of Mass Development) they are working very hard with pCARS to complete a final release...Read Here: WMD Portal

    (see you over at WMD Portal Where all the fun is, THE FORUM IS FREE TO REGISTER NOW! BECOME A MEMBER AND YOU CAN BECOME INVOLVED IN THE MAKING OF pCARS.... You Could even earn money too, when pCARS gets a final release (For PC/Xbox/PS3/Wii)

    Cheers...For reading this, and hope that this post is of interest to the Racing Sim community :) Just take a look, it's "AMAZING" ;)

    Swifty

    Project CARS Community Gallery #19

    This week, the gallery comes with 36 stunning shots, showing off both new content that was added during the last few weeks as well as old faithfuls Project CARS members have been enjoying for months.

    As usual, the shots show purely in-game footage that has not been made in any special photo mode with no post-processing or filters that aren’t available during the actual gameplay – What you see in the gallery is what you experience while driving!

    Creative users can make usage of various tools, including a free roam camera and a depth of field editor, making Project CARS the perfect choice to create stunning videos or screenshots like the ones in this weeks gallery :) Enjoy!

    Project CARS Community Gallery #19 – WMD Portal

    Cheers...
    Swifty

    Meet The Pagani Zonda R in Project CARS:

    Our talented member PLM5 has put together a stunning trailer video, showing off the Pagani Zonda R.

    Make sure to not miss out on the great video and watch it by following the link below:

    Meet The Pagani Zonda R in Project CARS – WMD Portal

    Yet another "Stunning" In-Game HD Video: Project CARS Fan Trailer - Heavyweight - DX11 PC HD on Vimeo

    Cheers all..
    Swifty

    Catch Project CARS On GameTrailers.com
    Project CARS Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com

    A brand new trailer of Slightly Mad Studios has just hit GameTrailers.com, allowing one of the biggest audiences in gaming to experience the glory of Project CARS.

    The action-packed trailer was made by WMD member JonZ and shows off plenty of racing action with the current development builds of Project CARS, it was created with a true community effort in the spirit of World of Mass Development.

    A few weeks ago, we`ve asked our community members to create a Project CARS video trailer and lots of users submitted stunning clips that showed off the wide variety of cars & tracks already available in current builds of Project CARS.

    After that, all of our members got to vote for their favorite clips and JonZ’s work proved to be the overwhelming favorite among our members. Why? Find out yourself and watch from the link below!

    Catch Project CARS On GameTrailers.com – WMD Portal

    Thanks :)
    Swifty

    The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Come to Project Cars!

    Slightly Mad Studios are proud to announce a licensing deal with Mitsubishi Motors that will allow Project CARS players to experience the iconic Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in the WMD-powered title.

    Project CARS will be including three different road-going Lancer Evo models as the Evo VI Tommi Mäkinen Edition, the Evo IX FQ 360 and the Evo X FQ 400 are on their way into the title.

    In production since 1992, the Lancer Evolution is a high-performance sedan that quickly became very popular in the automotive world due to the car’s performance and Mitsubishi’s impressive winning streak in World Rally competition.

    Since the first Lancer Evo, all models have been following the same basic formula that consists of a four-door sedan design powered by a two-liter turbo charged engine and four-wheel drive .

    The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Comes to Project CARS – WMD Portal

    Swifty :)

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    HOT NEWS.....PRESS RELEASE!! NEW 31/05/2012


    Slightly Mad Studios Announce Ford Licensing Agreement

    Eleven different Fords to be available in Project CARS

    London, May 30, 2012: Slightly Mad Studios are proud to announce they have signed a licensing agreement with the Ford Motor Company that will allow eleven iconic Fords to be included in the company’s WMD-powered Project CARS title.

    Project CARS players will get to choose from eleven famous Ford models within Project CARS, ranging from powerful muscle cars and iconic sports car racing machinery to modern street & racing cars.

    1966 Mustang 2+2 fastback (foundation trade dress for 1966 Shelby GT350)

    The 2+2 Fastback was one of the first Mustangs that helped build the iconic name Ford’s range of Mustang models has today.

    Powered by a Ford 289 K-Code V8 engine putting out 274hp, the car was also the base for Carrol Shelby’s GT350 model.

    1967 Ford MK IV

    Better known as the GT40, the MK IV was the fourth evolution of Ford’s legendary sports car racing challenger. Powered by a seven-liter V8 engine, the car went on to win both the 1967 Sebring 12 Hours & Le Mans 24 Hours in the hands of Bruce McLaren, Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney & AJ Foyt.

    1972 Escort RS1600

    The RS1600 was the sport version of Ford’s Escort Mark 1 that was build from 1968 through 1974. Powered by a 16-valve Cosworth BDA engine, the car featured a sport suspension and strengthened bodyshells that made the RS 1600 a long-time favorite for amateur racing & rally drivers.

    1980 Capri (Group 5 – Team Zakspeed)

    Built by Team Zakspeed, the Group 5 version of the Ford Capri was one of the most extreme Ford race cars ever built. Powered by a twin turbo-charged 1.4 liter Cosworth BDA engine, the car predominantly raced in the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft, being driven by legends such as Klaus Ludwig & Hans Heyer.

    1988 Sierra RS500 Cosworth (Group A)

    Designed to the FIA Group A regulations for touring cars, the Sierra RS500 Cosworth successfully competed in the 1987 World Touring Car Championship where it narrowly missed out on winning the title. The car also proved to be very successful in national series such as the DTM where it clinched the title in 1988.

    1997 Mustang Cobra (SCCA Trans-Am)

    The Ford Mustang Cobra has made the Trans-Am history book as the series’ most successful race car of all time. The car completely dominated the 1997 season, winning all 13 poles & races.

    Built by Roush Racing, the Cobra weighed 1400 kilograms, using a pushrod V8 engine & five-speed gearbox.

    2012 Fusion NASCAR Stock Car

    The Fusion is Ford’s weapon of choice for NASCAR Sprint Cup, helping the Ford Motor Company to two runner-up titles in America’s most popular form of motorsport in 2008 & 2012.

    The Fusion stock car weighs 1700 kilograms and is powered by a mighty V8 engine built by Roush Yates, putting out more than 850hp. The car is being driven by famous NASCAR superstars such as Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth & Gregg Biffle.

    2012 Focus ST

    The 2012 ST is the all-new top range model of Ford’s Focus model range. Powered by a 2.0-liter twin-cam 16-valve EcoBoost four cylinder engine that provides 247hp, the Focus sprints from 0-60 in just 6.5 seconds.

    To go along with the impressive performance, the car is equipped with plenty of sport features such as aluminum pedals, Recaro sport seats as well as Ford’s Sport-Steering system.

    2012 Focus ST (BTCC)

    The Focus also has a presence in the British Touring Car Championship as Redstone Racing campaigns the Ford Focus ST touring car built to the Super 2000 regulations.

    The car showed lots of promise in the early parts of the 2012 season as Mat Jackson was able to clinch two race wins at Donington Park & Thruxton.

    2013 Falcon FG (Australian V8 Supercar Car of the Future)

    Ford is one of two manufacturers involved in the hugely popular Australian V8 Supercar series. For 2013, the series will be switching to a new platform of cars, designed to be more cost effective and to offer better safety features.

    The Falcon FG will be Ford’s challenger starting with the 2013 season as the company will try to add to their five manufacturer titles clinched in Down Under since 2003.

    2013 Ford Shelby GT500

    Bearing the name of the late Carroll Shelby, the GT500 is the most powerful factory-made Ford Mustang ever built.

    Powered by a supercharged 5.8 liter V8 engine putting out 650hp , the GT500 exceeds a top speed of over 310kph. The raw power is controlled by the finest technology as the car is equipped with Brembo brakes and Bilstein suspension.


    The Fords will be available to drive in Project CARS later this year. WMD members will be able to take a virtual test drive once first versions of the cars have been completed by using the regular development builds of Project CARS. To shorten the waiting time, WMD members get to follow every aspect of the car development process on the WMD forums, from the first steps to the finished car out on track.






    NEW 31/05/2012

    Project CARS Community Gallery #21

    What happens if you combine the world’s most graphically-advanced racing simulation with a community full of talented members?

    The result can be seen below as a new Project CARS Community Gallery is available, showing off the latest development build of Slightly Mad Studios’ WMD-powered title in a spectacular fashion.

    This week’s gallery consists of 34 shots, showing off various cars and tracks from stunning angles, from overhead shots that show off the detailed scenery to detail shots that focus even on the smallest nuts & bolts.

    As usual, the shots show purely in-game footage that has not been made in any special photo mode with no post-processing or filters that aren’t available during the actual gameplay – What you see below is what you experience while driving!

    Creative users can make usage of various tools, including a free roam camera and a depth of field editor, making Project CARS the perfect choice to create stunning videos or screenshots like the ones below.

    Project CARS Community Gallery #21 – WMD Portal



    NEW...25/05/2012


    Our talented WMD community members have put together the newest Project CARS Community Gallery, treating everyone to 32 brilliant new screenshots of Slightly Mad Studios’ quickly-developing simulation.

    This week, the usual variety of cars & tracks pictured is enriched by plenty of colorful 90s-style Caper Stock Car liveries our members painted up for a community contest that will see the most popular liveries to be included in the final game.

    As usual, the shots show purely in-game footage that has not been made in any special photo mode with no post-processing or filters that aren’t available during the actual gameplay – What you see below is what you experience while driving!

    Creative users can make usage of various tools, including a free roam camera and a depth of field editor, making Project CARS the perfect choice to create stunning videos or screenshots like the ones below.


    Project CARS Community Gallery #20 – WMD Portal

    Have a great day!
    Swifty

    Minimum System Specs!

    Since people have been asking, here are the recommended minimum system specs to run the C.A.R.S. development builds:

    CPU – 3.0GHz Dual-Core, 2.4GHz Quad-Core
    GRAPHICS – nVidia 9600 GT 512Mb, ATI Radeon HD 4750 512Mb
    MEMORY – 2Gb RAM (3Gb-4Gb recommended)
    CONNECTION – Continuous Internet
     
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  2. Phantomguy24

    Phantomguy24 TyV2

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    Well I signed up for the forum, although I don't have the money right now to buy a tool set. I have to say, this looks incredible so far, I can't wait for the console version since i'm sure my old PC won't be near powerful enough to play this. Also, I suggest you don't bump your threads so frequently ;-)

    Edit: I'm actually curious about the paint schemes, since it says on the website you can create your own. Does the game have an in game paint booth, or are the schemes imported?
     
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  3. SwiftyOne

    SwiftyOne Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    First up, sorry! for bumping so frequently...I am trying to cram-in as much info as poss...I know maybe too much..:blushing:

    Glad you've joined up, this is as you will find out soon, an amazing project :)
    I have never painted a car, so the most I can offer in answer to your question(as your a member)is, a link to our paints/skinning part of our forum, and hope this will help you :)

    pCARS - Vehicles Painting

    Thank you for your interest :)

    Swifty
     
  4. USSTalladega

    USSTalladega Cruising at Warp 9

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    SwiftyOne Well-Known Member

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    I know, I've seen that thread :)
    That's why this one was started, to give you guy's the REAL story from the beginning, from an insiders point of view, I represent pCARS (Community Assisted Racing Simulation)

    Some people just require information about the project without, signing into it, or registering at yet another forum(it's FREE to register BTW) that's fine. :) I am here to give that information, and to answer(if I can)any questions, that you may have about the project, and those that I can't answer personally, I will find out and post back :)

    We at pCARS have been promoting and sharing this project throughout the web at many websites, and receiving very encouraging feedback about what we're doing, and how we do it (y) After all the guy's putting pCARS together, know exactly what their doing,and are listening to what we (the community, that's "YOU") want from a Racing Simulation
    So I would like to request any other threads made for pCARS could be linked to this one..Please!

    The Edit button is indeed my friend...But hope to make some REAL friends while I'm here :)

    Please enjoy what I bring...It's only ever GOOD news to the REAL Sim Racer (y)

    Cheers...and thanks for your interest :)
    Swifty
     
  6. Paul Johnson

    Paul Johnson Ultimate Frisbee is the way to go!

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    I may go mow a lawn this week to get the $25 needed for a licence thing, looks very good.
     
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    SwiftyOne Well-Known Member

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    Hehe! your hard work will pay off 100 fold ...You will like it!.. And when you do, my car needs washing..you know, just for a little thank you ;)

    Cheers..
    Swifty
     
  8. MattSRD28

    MattSRD28 SRD Pick'em Series Commissioner Moderator

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    Swifty - instead of making several successive posts, please just use the edit button next time.
     
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    SwiftyOne Well-Known Member

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    Yea..Phantomguy24 said about that...It's all cool :)
     
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    celticfang Waffle addict

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    You paint them outside the game and import them. Currently there's a limit of one custom livery per car.

    Oh and....GET IN ON THE CAPER PAINTING CONTEST! I gave up my shot at it as I know I'm no good :p But get to it, seriously, it's a 1990 stock car, you SRD guys have a huge advantage....Go go go go go!
     
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    SwiftyOne Well-Known Member

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    Hi guy's

    Just a snip of news...
    Project CARS Raises Over 1,000,000 Euros!
    From Community Funding: WMD Portal

    Swifty
     
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    SwiftyOne Well-Known Member

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    Just to let you know my friend that, 10 euros =$13 will see you play the latest builds for the coming year, help the game develop and talk to the game devs. Right now you'll get 26 tracks (plus variations) and 18 cars already, and if you feel this project is going places, you could EARN money too. ;)
    So you only really need to mow 1/2 a lawn....So good news all round...Happy days! :D (y)

    Swifty
     
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    SwiftyOne Well-Known Member

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    This week we talk to Andy Tudor from Slightly Mad Studios about their new game "Project Cars".

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtYaRG3r_mY]Interview With Andy Tudor From Slightly Mad Studios - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    SwiftyOne Well-Known Member

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    First post updated: Project CARS Gallery #20

    Swifty
     
  15. Mo Neenja31

    Mo Neenja31 Rocketman Banned

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    I'm still sorta new to Project Cars and don't kno too much about it but I was looking through the screenies they had and this one got my attention the most:

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    It was fictional replica of Davey Allion's Havoline car! And I noticed it was on the old early '90s NASCAR Stock cars so I'm like "Cup90s for console? Hell yeah!". But I have a couple of questions.

    -What series does pCars feature?

    -Will pCars have real sponsors and what not, or will they ficitional like in this screenie?:

    [​IMG]

    -Can I be a beta tester?

    -For the series with the '90s Stock cars (Don't know what it's called), will they have a roster of real drivers and have real sponsors?

    -Will there be more than one manufacturer in the early '90s stock car mod?
     
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    SwiftyOne Well-Known Member

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    Hi MidLEastSWAG39 ;)

    The Devs have decided to add a Stock Car to the car list to go with future oval tracks (and with Conneticut Hill of course ).
    This one will be from the early 90s era, fictional and similar to the attached picture.

    For legal reasons, pCARS can't do a recent COT, because licensing is very strict for NASCAR.
    So, right now they are fighting pretty hard to gain a license so they can use NASCAR and other sponsors, but I don't think this will happen very soon....
    So they decided to do a retro Stock Car, some of you might know similar cars from a famous movie.

    Tracks on the other hand are different, you can make a track (In this case say an Oval) that looks like say, Indianapolis Speedway and call it something else as in Harrison Pike Raceway, which, as you know is already in-game :)

    So, to answer your question, pCARS hopes at some point to secure a license for NASCAR, but don't hold your breath :) Right now it's going to have to be all fictional...But with the correct physics to the Caper Stockcar, that won't effect the game play or immersion :)
     

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    Mo Neenja31 Rocketman Banned

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    I can understand why pCars doesn't do a COT since NASCAR already has a game in the works being created by Eutechnyx. So we're going to have real-life tracks but named to something else to avoid legal conflicts. And will V8 Supercars be in the game?
     
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    Yep! that's how I see it ...A total of 6 tracks for a season (I'll take it as, you've at least joined the forum to see the links) Oval tracks link: WMD Forum

    As for V8 Supercars...Here is also a forum link you might find interesting: WMD Forum Page may take a while to load lots of Pics

    Hope that's helpful :D

    Swifty
     
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    Paul Johnson Ultimate Frisbee is the way to go!

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    Can't read the forums because i'm not registered :p
     
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    SwiftyOne Well-Known Member

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    It is FREE to register, takes just seconds :) It makes for great FREE reading (y)

    But of course, I'll do my best to answer any questions :)
     

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