This was about 4 months ago and since then McNolo has continued work on the track with our blessing. This will be more than a conversion as he is also updating the track to 2012/2013 specs. In this time he posted regularly work-in-progress screenshots. Among them are these:
For the past year, we had Eric ‘ennisfargis’ Tozer working on the next version of the Bahrain International Circuit. This would include the 2010 layout and some major improvements on the tracks elevations and ultimately it would convert the track for rFactor2 once that is available. This work proved to be rather tedious as it is very hard to get hands on proper elevation data. Consumer GPS data is not exact enough and so we compiled height data from many different sources and are in the process of updating the track accordingly.
Fortunately for Eric, unfortunately for us, he got the foot in the door with Reiza Studios and won’t be able to continue his work on the track. This leaves the track in a work in progress state with nobody in the team to pick it up.
We are therefore looking for interested track modelers to get in touch with us to work on this track and help convert it to rFactor2. The track was a big success and it would be a shame not to bring it to the new platform. A lot of work has been done and we will provide help to step into the existing project as good as possible. Still you will need to know the basics of track editing, FFD modifiers and track exporting.
As with our other projects. CTDP is a dynamic team with people coming and going. With the death of rFactor and the continued waiting for rFactor2 we had more people disinterested in modding lately and therefore encourage everyone who has dome some modding and would like to continue and work in an organized, collaborative and enjoyable atmosphere to get in touch with us and see how you can help on the continued development of Bahrain Circuit and 1994.
Exactly 8 years ago, we started a little project. Today the “Cars & Tracks Development Project” is one of the most respected modding group’s. We could never have expected such success would happen, Our mods are used on public simulators, on TV, even at Games Convention’s. We did a lot of mods for many different games in the past eight years and for sure we will continune our work for rFactor and its successor.
Bahrain International Circuit v1.0 was the first CTDP release for rFactor and brought you one of the newest and also most exciting GP circuits in the modern era, Dusty surface and desert feeling guaranteed!
Now exactly 3 years later, on CTDP’s 8th birthday, we gave the track a major facelift with new Textures, Shaders and additional layouts and cool features. We hope the community enjoys our birthday present!
Shaun and I finished the pitboxes for Bahrain. Quite task to get proper material and we had to browse our whole archive to recreate them. Once done, it was midnight, I stole a Panoz and took a few laps in bahrain. Georgous view in the desert by night. 🙂
Andy has been working on the new version of Bahrain since the release of CTDP06. He is nearly finished with his work, but there is one thing he can’t do and where we need support. Our track-department is quite small at the moment, since Iggy(formerly known as Salex) has left. We miss somebody who knows his way with AIW creation for scratch-made tracks. So, if you have experience with this work and you’d like to support us, contact Andy. Please add a note on previous track projects.
The mod doesn’t include any tracks, but the mod supports many tracks. This is used for the upgrades, which change automatically to the according upgrades.
Some reported “missing tracks”. Missing is relative, because we can’t know all tracknames that exist out there, so we already called twice to get lists of tracks, we should support and we do so know. This trackname will be added in the next version of the mod, which will be the last chance to add new tracks.