It’s time for some summary. We already have 5 car models ingame (v0.45) and still a lot of work to do. I have plans for the others car models, and some of them are already ingame into my own rFactor. The next cars should be the Caterham and the Ferrari coming along together in a v0.5 beta.
About the mod itself
The 8th gear is a major issue into this mod but it should not be a problem as we’re in touch with RFE guys, they didn’t give up, and we should have a taste of the upcoming version of the RFE plugin soon.
Alain is working hard on the physics, thanks to your feedback, we’re doing a nice job to get closer to reality and to what people wants. Keep giving your feedback on the forum it’s very important !
About new cars
The Ferrari model has a little issue we’re fixing with raff19 and I may ask Adam for a brand new scratch skin for it.
The Caterham just needs to be converted and that will be done soon, the model looks ok and it looks like it doesn’t need any fix.
The Force India is also ready (and ingame) but the nosecone must be modeled again from scratch because it’s not looking realistic yet.
The ToroRosso model is ingame, but I’m not happy with it as it lacks of faces where it should look all smooth, I’ll see if I can fix it or if I’d need brand new scratch model by raff19.
I have no real plan yet that I can communicate about the Marussia and the Sauber but I will tell you guys very soon when I’ll have.
About actual cars
The Mercedes needs the mirrors to be remapped and then the model should be fine. Adam is painting the driver suits (I’ll have a story about it later for you guys). Still need the 2014 Steering Wheel (Nico/Lewis) version.
I’m satisfied of the RedBull, it’s looking pretty good and realistic ingame, it just needs the 2014 Steering Wheel.
About the McLaren, I have to add the cameras on the sides of the camera then the model will be ok. I also lack of special liveries, but they should come soon in an upcoming beta (v0.5 or v0.6).
The Lotus looks pretty good to me, maybe I’ll have to fix an issue with Grosjean’s skin as the car appears black for some people. It still needs the 2014 steering wheel.
I’m really happy with the Williams model even if some people are asking for some shape fixes, it can’t be done, we only have one modeler who’s very busy and there are priorities ! We added Susie Wolff car into the v0.45. A non-alcohol livery is needed though.
About the tracks
Our latest released track is Silverstone. Don’t worry, the others are coming, we’re just slower as our tracks maker, Marek Adamus, has a summer job so he can only work at week ends from now on.
Important message for you guys
If it’s not already done, please, register at www.wcp-series.com/league/; you guys will have exlusive downloads, news, previews and much more… I will organize a big race when the mod will be done. (news about it soon)
Please, we’re closing the 1000th members, I guess it’s for the mod, be active as a beta tester, give us you’re feedback, just download and close won’t help the mod to go forward.
Remember that the content is private, if you see anyone leeching or providing another download, report to us, so we will either sue or taking down stuff directly with the host provider.
I go on holidays for the whole week, but don’t worry, I’ve given the tasks so when I’m back I will upload a new beta with new car(s) and new stuff/fixes… !!
About the release date, if we all push hard, we should get all cars (not final version though) by the end of summer !