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Road Atlanta - LIDAR Edition 1.01

The LIDAR version of this beautiful US race track

  1. Ewanc
    Road Atlanta is a 2.5 mile (4 km) road course located just north of Braselton Georgia. Home to the Petit Le Mans, as well as AMA motorcycle racing, and smaller events throughout the year. It has 12 turns, including the famous "Esses" between turns three and five; and Turn 12, a downhill, diving turn.

    Now you'll get precise apples-to-apples dings in your pickup with a track based on LIDAR terrain. Redesigned from the ground up with BeamNG.drive in mind, so it works great and runs fast. You'll probably notice a passing resemblance to my rFactor version, but the similarities are only superficial. The AI has also been "taught" to follow the fastest possible lines around the the track, so it will cut across curbs and go as fast as possible; 0.11 and future AI updates should make it even more challenging.

    Cinematic preview by: Gigawert


    Here's a small sample of what's new:

    Silky smooth pavement overlaying the otherwise rugged and hilly terrain.
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    All new detailed 3D elements; hard curbs, optimized walls and crash fencing.
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    Miles of paved service roads to explore.
    3RoadAtlantaAmbulance_sourceimg.jpg

    Many new track side objects, including cross-able bridges.
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    Working night lighting for 24 hour racing
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    Tons of time trial configurations (all of them I think)
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    An exciting campaign and scenarios by RyvyLo
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    Here's the pack of real world banners, if you want a more authentic look.

    Next up:
    • Better AI paths, especially at turn 6 (the stop bug) and 9 (slow)
    • some graphical improvements
    • Longer "race season" campaign

    Credits:
    Level building: Ewanc
    Additional new TSOs and textures: Ewanc
    Scenarios, campaign, and initial lighting setup by: RyvyLo
    Beta Testers: RyvyLo kllf70, and Daniel W. (MJ4Lyfe)
    Original TSO's and textures (I'm using a handful of old assets) by my buds from rFactor: Thunderchild, Pandamasque, and any other I forgot
    Def2004, MrAngry, Temsku and 12 others like this.

Recent Updates

  1. Fixes

Recent Reviews

  1. Spec Racer Z
    Spec Racer Z
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Excellent job on this. I haven't been to this track in real life, but it looks authentic and on par with the most up to date versions of it in iRacing and Forza Motorsport 5 onwards. Only minor issues I had, the curbs around the back straight and last esses can eat tires sometimes, especially if you go past the edge into the grass at all. The track lighting at night also tanks performance, though not sure there's anything you can do to optimize that more. I see you have plans to upgrade the textures, would love to see that.

    I made a showcase video of all of the scenarios plus a separate video for the endurance race.
    https://youtu.be/ypc9pbJX86c
    https://youtu.be/648twxD6ZjM
  2. Firepower
    Firepower
    4/5,
    Version: 1.01
    This is really cool, the turns feel just right, even though it took me a few seconds to recognise them from FM7. The ground textures aren't great but they work.
    Nice job :D
    1. Ewanc
      Author's Response
      Thanks, glad your enjoying it! For me, any comparisons to the big name titles is the best type of compliment. Just to be clear; I took no inspiration or designs from Forza - never even played the series, hehe. The textures and material settings are all stock assets which I'd like to upgrade soon, along with most of the antiquated graphics. It's all in the pipeline for sure, just taking a little rest from race circuits.
  3. Jack_$parrow_98
    Jack_$parrow_98
    4/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Not for very low pc
    1. Ewanc
      Author's Response
      I have a very low spec computer which is below the suggested minimum system requirements to run the game and it still runs great. I assure you, I worked very hard optimizing everything to ensure everyone could enjoy this level.
  4. audi4141
    audi4141
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Beautifully done nice work
  5. psy_lo
    psy_lo
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Excellent, you did a wonderful job. It's a lot nicer to drive and much more realistic than the manually built roads.
  6. HaleHortler
    HaleHortler
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    This map has come a long way, a faithful rendition to Road Atlanta. One of my favorite tracks to test cars on. Looking forward to the graphics upgrades and maybe more tracks like this in the future!
  7. STICH666
    STICH666
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Perfection
  8. Mr_Brammetje
    Mr_Brammetje
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Best map ever, had the most fun racing against AI and love the 24 min of Atlanta :D
  9. TroubleMaker
    TroubleMaker
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    now i can DEJA VU anywhere xD
  10. Temsku
    Temsku
    5/5,
    Version: 1.01
    Great map. Fun to race with ai.