Pikes Peak - LIDAR Edition 0.92

The famous hillclimb race, now with smooth pavment.

  1. Ewanc
    Here's the century old Race To The Clouds, all 12.4 miles and 4300 feet of it. Every detail possible was added including; guard rails, all big bolders and logs along the side of the road, tree placement and scaling, road signs and markers, and even the drainage gutters.

    Features include:

    • Time Trial Mode; the full hill climb course and a shorter GT2 style one, both are reversible.
    • 2 separate versions of the map, one is paved and the other is the "classic" gravel.
    • New: super smooth mesh roads, modeled specially using advanced techniques to get realistic banking and contours.
    • Fully optimized graphics, for smooth frames and maxed out details.
    PP_newwide.jpg PPIHC_WIP2.jpg PPIHC_WIP1.jpg
    PPIHC_WIP3.jpg Image2.jpg picnic.jpg

    Neilogical goes hill climbing and reenacts an infamous crash.


    Watch Jimmy Broadbent go up in flames in his attempt at an all out hillclimb.


    The terrain was generated using a combination of LIDAR for surfaces close to the road and DEM for the vast expanses out to the edge of the map. I used google street view to create very accurate details all along the track.

    Here's an add-on that includes the buildings from the old version.
    https://www.beamng.com/attachments/pikezpeak_buildings-zip.462666/


    Known bugs:
    • The guard rail heights are uneven in places. This is purely cosmetic and their hit boxes will always work perfect.
    Thanks to:
    Ian @ The Colorado GIS Coordination and Development Program: For acquiring LIDAR elevation data for the whole mountain.
    Google Street View Car: Drove all the way to the summit and even back behind the train station.
    BeamNG: For all vanilla assets I used, which is about 90%.
    fufsgfen: For encouraging me to keep at it, and finally release the level.
    Next up:
    • Making this version compatible with the old one, so they can load independently.
    • Detailing the areas above Glen Cove
    • Cleaning up the new roads and integrating them a little better.
    This map is very large and may require 8GB of ram to load successfully. Here's the Pikes Peak forum tread for this track. Please use this resource or PM me about issues and bugs rather than the review page, so they don't get buried or overlooked.
    Nadeox1, RyvyLo and thomatoes50 like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. RyvyLo
    RyvyLo
    5/5,
    Version: 0.92
    A fantastic map accurately reproducing the world's most famous hillclimb. The smooth and twisty road is a blast to drive on, and with the scenery it creates a really accurate rendition of the real road.
    It's also pretty fun to time trial on, especially because we can compare our times with the real pilots.
    Great work!
  2. KiloHotel
    KiloHotel
    5/5,
    Version: 0.92
    Just amazing, very good work on that new mesh road. Hope you find time to finish some of those dirt roads.
    1. Ewanc
      Author's Response
      Thanks, I'm getting creative with the dirt roads. There's plenty of rugged terrain to explore, especially around the top. It just needs to be fleshed out a little. Id like to develop a few of the foot paths for sure.
  3. quintto
    quintto
    5/5,
    Version: 0.92
    just great! really hard to reach the top in one go though, but thats more a problem with my driving skills
  4. alexsgocart
    alexsgocart
    5/5,
    Version: 0.92
    Fantastic Map. Thanks!
  5. HighDef
    HighDef
    5/5,
    Version: 0.92
    It's wonderful! lol It is really nice to drive. Great job!
  6. Sithhy™
    Sithhy™
    5/5,
    Version: 0.92
    One of the best maps got even better :D
  7. Andrewhawley
    Andrewhawley
    5/5,
    Version: 0.81
    Awesome map! But a strange thing that happens is on the paved version there are red squares on the horizon from almost any point of view.
  8. DaixoSG
    DaixoSG
    5/5,
    Version: 0.81
    One of the best maps
  9. Ellandel
    Ellandel
    5/5,
    Version: 0.81
    Great Mod
  10. Poussin
    Poussin
    5/5,
    Version: 0.81
    One of the best map !
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