rFactor 2

rFactor 2

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Zandvoort 2017
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Aug 11, 2017 @ 2:28am
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Zandvoort 2017

After the opening in 1948, the circuit was the home of multiple Formula 1 Grand Prix races. The sixties were the combativeness of the famous drivers Graham Hill, Jim Clark, and Jackie Stewart. They all won at least one of the races. Wolfgang von Trips and Jack Brabham also triumphed at the circuit of Zandvoort. In the seventies the circuit experienced a underwhelming period, with deadly accidents of Piers Courage in 1970 and Roger Williamson in 1973. Amongst the race winners were Niki Lauda , James Hunt, Mario Andretti and Alan Jones. 1985 saw the last Formula 1 Grand Prix, and it was again Niki Lauda that won the race in what turned out to be his last Formula 1 win.

The circuit subsequently went through a rough phase, until the Masters proved to be a very popular event, spawning lots of drivers that ended up in Formula 1 such as David Coultthard, Pedro Lamy, Enrique Bernoldi, and Jos Verstappen. More recent examples are Takumo Sato, Christian Klien, and Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. Today, the track is popular amongst both teams and racing drivers. The friendly, incomparable Zandvoort hospitality and the unique atmosphere make Zandvoort a much sought-after track for international race series. It wasn’t long until ADAC GT Masters, FIA GT3 European Championship, FIA European Formula 3 Championship en Blancpain Sprint Series, came to Zandvoort.
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filipeumbrella Apr 24 @ 5:32am 
LloydVDW Feb 19 @ 11:35pm 
Love this track, is this DX11?
huub.vandoremalen Dec 31, 2017 @ 9:11am 
This track was looking a bit dark to me. It looked like on a cloudy rainy day, no mather what the weather settings in rF2 were. With the new lightning in rF2, this track looks very bright with great contrast, when setting the weather in rF2 to a sunny day. But it still looks bright with a lot of contrast on a cloudy rainy day.
This is not the only track which looks bright on a rainy day, all the tracks I've tested with different weather have the same. Maybe I am asking too much from the lighting in rF2. I should suspect the lightning making a track bright on a sunny day and dark on a rainy day, but I don't see this in rF2.
With the new lighting this Zandvoort track looks much better to me than before. I must admit, this is the track I drive most on. The only things I'm missing are a DRS zone and the short lay-out.
Sgt El Julo Dec 28, 2017 @ 11:47am 
nicely done
MushrÓ.òm Dec 11, 2017 @ 5:25am 
So.. I haven't been able to play this. I have no clue why. The game just exits whenever I load the track. As a Dutch guy this is pretty frustrating, especially since there is no error or anything :(
idead.bandcamp.com Oct 5, 2017 @ 8:34am 
You guys should keep concentrating on making more and more good tracks. Official tracks made by Studio 397 should also guarantee well optimized tracks for single player.
S △ N T Ξ N Sep 23, 2017 @ 10:01am 
omg yes, i've been waiting for this for the longest of times! Thanks alot Studio 397, you guys are way better than Studio ISI
guus.vandoremalen Aug 28, 2017 @ 1:25pm 
I think the "something which is not visible is consuming a lot of computer power and courses the low FPS" could be the landscape surrounding the track. This landscape is modeled to a great distance from the track. Most of this is not visible when driving and also not visible on the track / spectator camera’s. So maybe a “FTS lite” version with less landscape surrounding the track is an idea?
huub.vandoremalen Aug 27, 2017 @ 2:48am 
Great to see the development of a decent Zandvoort for rFactor2. I have seen different sim versions of Zandvoort and some of them are not so accurate, but this one looks very accurate to me, but there are some things.
The track looks a bit dark to me. Other tracks look bright compared to Zandvoort 2017. When I choose a sunny weather in rFactor2 I suspect to see a bright looking track, but Zandvoort 2017 looks like it is a cloudy rainy day.
With most tracks, there is a balance between track details and FPS. Tracks with more details have lower FPS and modest tracks with less detail have higher FPS on the same PC. If I compare this Zandvoort 2017 track with other ISI tracks, I see not so many details and low FPS. I guess something which is not visible is consuming a lot of computer power and courses the low FPS.

If the dark looking and the FPS can be solved, this will be a great track.
Spectator6 Aug 20, 2017 @ 6:29am 
So after driving Zand with a lot of other cars, I can honestly say the reason the road surface initially felt so dull and boring is actually because of the McLaren! Seems like the 650S is softer in the sense that its tires don't pick up much surface detail. But the second I hopped into the NSX or USF2000 (or pretty much any other car for that matter) the track really started to come alive.

Part of the reason I was so surprised is that I was coming off of the URD Endurance series cars. These cars feel and sound so intense in comparison.