WIP Beta released Stelvio Pass

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  1. matjazt

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    Passo Stelvio is a pass located in Italy, I tried to make it real but some things are a bit off… I've spent around 500 hours in this project. Now is time to release it...but...

    *The map is on hold as I need permissions from DoullPepper as I used a lot of his assets (textures and some sounds) from Altitude and will be or will not be released as soon as i get some answer from him. I have tried to contact him but was unable to do so, also tried to contact the developers about the problem as I am unable to send messages to users but without any answer... Maybe I am missing something... I hope someone can help with this.

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  2. Spiicy

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    hooly shit, this looks amazing!
    reminds me of the altitude map, but with alot more detail.
     
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  3. matjazt

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    Thanks. The background mountains are from Altitude, also road textures, grass, trees are the same...
     
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    MapPorn :D
     
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    Еurobeat intensifies)
     
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    Hoping you get a big yes from @DoullPepper to release the map, looks really awesome!!
     
  7. PolishPetrolhead

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    I did a bit of my stalking magic and I know for a fact that @DoullPepper was last online on 3rd February this year, so a fair bit ago. There's not much we can do but wait.
     
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    Hello guys! :) I'm not often on the forum, and if no one mentions my name I can miss important things like that. But yes @matjazt you can use my stuff! ;)
     
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    Also your map seems to look great!
     
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  11. PolishPetrolhead

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    Oh yes, green light! Can't wait to try this map out :D
     
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  12. _Archer_

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    This is excellent. I have driven the north ramp many times and this looks like the real thing. IMPRESSIVE
     
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  13. PolishPetrolhead

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    What's it like? Is it true what many say, that this is one of the best roads in Europe? I really want to go there once my car is finished, but it's hectic trip, almost 1500 km from where I live, I wonder if it's worth it.
     
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    matjazt wasnt online since sunday, hope hes online to release this ;D
     
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    Depends when i was there it was super crowded our top speed was maybe 40kph up the pass also there was a tractor meet and bicycle race that day up there wich was really annoying because you always had something slow in front of you. My advise would be to try and be one of the first to go up there. Also south tirol has some quite nice other roads and countryside too so id say go for it and take at least a week down there so you see something else down there too
     
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  16. PolishPetrolhead

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    Sounds like an alarm for 4:30 am, I'm in.
     
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  17. _Archer_

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    Passo di Stelvio (or Stilfser Joch in German) is certainly one of the most visually stunning mountain roads in the Alps. However - as was already stated - the traffic can be horrific if you really want to have some fun. So the three basic rules are:
    1. be there early in the morning or very late in the afternoon. Ideally you drive up in the evening and take a hotel room at the pass.
    2. do never ever go there on the weekend or during the summer vacation. (that's good advice for all the major passes in the Alps.).
    3. Do not only concentrate on the North ramp. The South ramp and the Umbrail Pass, which goes down to Mustair in Switzerland are also very nice and far less crowded.

    In addition, in my opinion Stelvio is not the most interesting pass to drive. Stunning: definitely, but all the hairpins on the North ramp do not give you much variety. If you've never been there: go for it, but I also recommend you try some of the other great roads in the area. They may not be all as stunning visually but they are often much more fun to drive. And some are even open all year round.
     
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  18. PolishPetrolhead

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    1. Yeah, doable
    2. Big oof, the summer vacation is pretty much the only moment I could have to go such a long trip. I could maybe possibly go in the winter but I don't really want to drive quickly on snow and ice when I'm literally 1500 km away from home. Any damage to the car and I'm really fucked.
    3. I thought about going some different roads around there, but honestly, the longer I think about it the more I think I should focus on some roads a bit nearer to my home. Especially considering that I never really done a proper roadtrip in my life, just daily driving.

    Regardless of all mentioned above, I still need the car first. The base is all there, the chassis, the suspension, the brakes. But the engine will die soon. I'm now looking for a donor for a bigger, more powerful one with better transmission. Then I have to swap it. Then I also have university to go to. So this year is out of the question. But one day...
     
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    If you go there in the summer and start early in the morning you should be fine with the traffic. August is the worst month because all of Italy, Austria and Southern Germany are on vacation. June or mid to late Septembre is a good time.
    Winter is not an option: Stelvio is closed between late Octobre and mid May. There's only a handful of roads above 2.500m which are kept open all year round. And there the terrain is usually much easier.

    My recommendation: plan it as a normal vacation, not a pure car event. If you have never been there before and have no experience with mountain roads, Stelvio is extremely impressive and can even be a little scary, even with a slow car and traffic. I'm actually very demanding when it comes to mountain roads. I've been driving passes as a hobby for over 25 years now, so I have become a tiny bit immune to the beauty of the landscape and I try to maximise my driving experience and camper vans and slow bikers just won't do.
     
  20. PolishPetrolhead

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    You drove on mountain passes longer than I've been alive, so definitely I have to put off my plan for later in the future and get some more experience in driving and feel out my car a bit more.
     
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