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WIP Amphibious Armored Vehicle - BTR-80 / БТР-80 (Update in progress 2019)

Discussion in 'Land' started by Reactor_4aec, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Reactor_4aec

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    Mod download removed until update is complete. The last available version was extremely outdated. Update may not be available for a while, please be patient.

    Jbeam from scratch by me, new 3d model in progress scratch made by me (old model shown in videos below from unknown source).
    Old video from first version:

    Update 2.1: a fix for some features that were supposed to be included with 2.0. It should climb a little better now. Please re-download if you got v2.0
    Tip:
    ---If you are having difficulties climbing steep hills, it may be helpful to switch the transmission to manual mode with "Q" and then keep it in first gear while climbing the hill.

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    Huge update v2.0 for the BTR-80, now fully functional in BeamNG 0.7+
    All parts have been edited and revised starting from the base and working up through all of the components.

    Important changes:

    Jbeam updates with new tweaked beam settings for strength, deform, etc.

    New more realistic diesel engine. Better low end torque (especially in 1st gear) for climbing. New transmission, is now 5 speed like the real BTR. Still has extra power and speed for more fun

    Added working exhaust!

    New high quality custom engine sounds

    Fixed suspension to prevent wheels flipping inside out frequently. Suspension much more durable now. Suspension components can now snap in hard crashes. Tweaked suspension behavior.

    Added suspension sounds

    Tires stronger, should be a little more resistant to blowing

    Completely new lua scripting for moving parts based on the modern BeamNG lua files

    -Rotate turret with F and H, raise and lower gun with T and G. Open/close window covers with O

    Water flotation fixed.

    -Hold E key for water thrusters, steer with regular steering

    Skin system implemented for the different colors. Added one new skin.

    Updated materials file, added new custom made normal map textures

    Many other minor improvements/changes and fixes for the new version of BeamNG

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    Old original preview video from before the update



    Instructions for installation:

    1) Download .zip file from bottom of this post, do not unzip

    2) Place file in Documents\BeamNG.drive\mods\vehicles

    3) remove any old versions of the BTR80

    4) Start BeamNG.drive, off-road, crush cars, and enjoy


    Notes:

    -While it is quite capable off-road, this thing is not a rock crawler and only has so much front ground clearance

    -This is an armored vehicle, it is not meant to be crashed itself, but to crush other vehicles or go off-road

    -It floats correctly in most water, however is does not float in the stream in East Coast, and may not float on other maps if the water density is not set the same (problem with the maps, not the BTR)

    -As with any BeamNG vehicle, parts of other vehicles may get stuck in it or its tires causing binding. This is just how BeamNG is...


    See below for original information from the first release version

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    Hi everyone, this is my fist conversion to BeamNG. Jbeam made completely from scratch by hand in notepad! (the node and beam editor wouldn't cooperate). My first time making a Jbeam. Original 3d model author unknown - downloaded the model for GTA years ago. Model edited slightly by me for the conversion (retextured lights, double-sided some things, etc.). Entire project done in less than 5 days!

    Features:
    -Mainly made for ramming, climbing over, and crushing things!
    -also very good off-road (8x8)
    -fully custom jbeam
    -tuned to be extremely strong and solid (it's an armored vehicle) although you can dent it in extreme crashes
    -excellent collision (other vehicles usually don't get stuck in it)
    -drives fairly realistically (though tuned to my taste for fun driving)
    -has custom sounds
    -close to realistic weight - a little over 30,000 pounds
    -scaled to correct size
    -fully working lights
    -movable parts:
    -"F" and "H" rotate the turret
    -"T" and "G" raise and lower the gun
    -tap "E" to lower window covers
    -"Y" resets all to original position​
    -it floats!
    -press and hold "E" for water propulsion and maneuver with the regular steering
    -the antenna moves around (based on AR162b's antenna design on the moonhawk mods)
    -it's not too bad on fps - I can drive it with another vehicle decently on my 8 year old computer with a 2.93GHz Intel duel core processor and 2GB of ram

    Issues:
    -not the most efficient use of beams (probably more than necessary)
    -very fast crashes with the wheels into hard objects can crash and glitch the physics
    -some extreme crashes can flip some of the wheels inside the vehicle


    btrshot01.jpg

    btrshot02.jpg



    An excellent presentation video by balafa75:


    also check out this amazing video by CryDev and this amazing one by CaptanW1

    UPDATE: These are just some simple texture re-colors that I made but decided to make them independent versions and upload them here incase someone wants to use the BTR in different environments
    Desert Camo
    screenshot_00085.jpg

    Winter Camo
    screenshot_00106.jpg
    Each version is in its own file and can be downloaded and spawned independently. The different colors can be spawned side by side without the textures clashing.
     
    #1 Reactor_4aec, Jul 30, 2015
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  2. STICH666

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    Wow this is really cool! Is it based on the AT-TE?
     
  3. Again_Dejavu

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    Seems promising. Any pictures of the jBeam?
    Edit:
    Did you make the model, or is it taken from a game or something? If you did it's fine, but the model maker should be credited then.
     
  4. VeyronEB

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    You should include the original authors of the model at least...

    But this looks promising so far :)
     
  5. Dummiesman

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    That's a pretty nice JBeam :)
     
    #5 Dummiesman, Jul 30, 2015
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  6. VeyronEB

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  7. TYLERTJ

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    Really nice :)
     
  8. cars510

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    Something that will go nicely on DummiesMan's LowBoy trailer.
     
  9. smyljr

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    #9 smyljr, Jul 30, 2015
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  10. PUGLOAF

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    If i could get the lowboy to work it would for me
     
  11. djbutter

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    did you make the dodge at the end if so are planning on releaseing it? sorry for bad spelling. if you didnt make the dodge were did you get it. i want that dodge!!! I NEED IT!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Aboroath

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    Geeezus Christ...too perfect, something's not right.
     
  13. titantls

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    This is you first vehicle!!!!! This is, AMAZING... but is it a fps killer...
     
  14. Again_Dejavu

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    Where'd you get that from? Seems like a fairly low density jBeam, and the video wasn't lagging.
     
  15. Reactor_4aec

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    No, jbeam made from scratch by me, but the suspension setup is similar
    the Dodge Charger at the end is a private mod by me of a Russian mod, made a while back. I could consider releasing it if it would be ok to post such a mod
     
  16. Hotwheelerguy

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    Wow, being that this is your first post here... This thing is really incredible! Great work!
     
  17. Doug7070

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    Really great mod, the handling feels very good offroad, and is just generally solid. Finally something to sate my hunger for some good military vehicles!
    Now all we need is a real tank mod and my long-standing BeamNG.Drive wishlist will be fulfilled.
     
  18. Again_Dejavu

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    Alright this is fantastic. Well done man, keep it up.
     
  19. SuperNoob05

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    This mod is just awesome.
    It's (I think) the first tank-ish vehilce for BeamNG and it's just pure awesomeness.
    If I could, I would thank this a million times.
     
  20. Jester The Joker

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    what do you think all these "improved" russian mods are? they are just reuploads and nobody has an issue with them. you can post it without issue (i NEED a good charger as well) the only one is a reupload
    EDIT a reupload that was cancelled so yeah, upload your charger
     
    #20 Jester The Joker, Jul 31, 2015
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