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[Teaser] Chicagoland 2018 BB-MC

Discussion in 'NR2003 General Discussion' started by halfwayglad, Jul 22, 2018.

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  1. halfwayglad

    halfwayglad BBMC Tracks

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    So, Rufio2031 and I have begun to partner on tracks. Our goal is to create the best tracks we can in terms of realism and graphics quality. These tracks will push the boundaries of what NR2003 can do. We're super excited to begin releasing some of our first collaborations, beginning with Chicagoland in the near future.

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  2. Smoke14

    Smoke14 NR2003 Painter

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    Looking forward to what you guys can do with it! From the picture you posted, that's pretty realistic.
     
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  3. halfwayglad

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    Almost every major texture within arm's length of your car was updated to high-resolution.

    chicagoland_turn1.jpg
     
  4. Darrell Pace

    Darrell Pace Got a fresh set of Good Bye's on!

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    Very nice! It will be interesting to see what is completed!
     
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    Mcc457 Well-Known Member

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    I like the dirt up near the wall, always felt tracks in this game looked too "clean"
     
  6. halfwayglad

    halfwayglad BBMC Tracks

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    Thanks! I’ve always felt the tracks were a bit too sterile as well.

    The asphalt texture is where we spent the most time. It’s as grungy as we can get it without modifying the engine. Our racing groove alone went through at least 50 variations to get a balance of rubber wear, texture, and darkening.
     
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  7. Saan Anguish

    Saan Anguish Inflictor of Pain

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    Man, that looks really good! Great work on this so far!
     
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    These new HD textures result in the tracks being much larger in size, currently sitting at 217mb for ONE track. If there are any concerns about the size of these project please let us know what sort of limitations you may be facing.
     
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    Really looking forward to quality texture upgrades for our tracks & pushing our PCs and this game to the limit!
     
  10. RacerXero84

    RacerXero84 Obnoxious old fart

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    I'm curious as to what, if any, impact this will have overall. IE there is a limit to the games ability to load textures (as I found out trying to load textures for cars in 2048 format x 43 car field at a RR track, about 15 of the cars would come up 'generic'). If none, bring it on.
     
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    To my recollection, that only happens if all those 2048 cars are entirely uncompressed.

    But I'll say this, people really are getting the most out of a single-core title.
     
  12. halfwayglad

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    Just wrapped up the final textures.

    turn2_b.jpg chicagoland_trioval.jpg
     
  13. Hendrick9Fan

    Hendrick9Fan Paint Crew Paint Crew

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    I seriously can't wait to download this. Great job!
     
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  14. EarnhardtCountry

    EarnhardtCountry Well-Known Member

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    Why did you take a real life shot to make it look like its NR2003? Just kidding I'm so ready for this beautiful piece of work by you.
     
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  15. halfwayglad

    halfwayglad BBMC Tracks

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    :p
     
  16. XxTeam48LowesXx

    XxTeam48LowesXx Jimmie Johnson #Chasing8

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    I need this in my life ahhh cant wait.
     
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  17. halfwayglad

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    Did we mention there's also a night version?

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    RacerXero84 Obnoxious old fart

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    Hard to believe that image isn't augmented in a photo editing software, it looks that good.

    Also, I have had the pleasure of using the "BB" tracks. Personally some of my favorite versions to race on.
     
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  20. halfwayglad

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    Wow, thank you! This is exactly what we're going for. A lot of effort is going into shading areas of the track that have typically used brighter textures. Even areas where you might not see a big difference.

    A great example are the billboards, which I just updated. Each one has an added spotlight effect to help them recede into the dark since they wouldn't receive as much light as the actual track.

    I'm personally ok – and think it's necessary – to embellish some of the effects to give the track a more realistic feel, since we're limited to 15 year old technology and can't add other things like bloom and dynamic lighting.

    billboards.jpg
     
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