So this borrow content of mod is more for league who can create their own championship using :
- models of modders & their skins
- tracks of their choice
So people can join this league championship, to avoid lobby dispertion and separation.
Or i didnt get it.
Thank you for all the answers Gjon. Two more things I'd like to clarify:
Let's say two friends meet online and they say: "Let's race car X at track Y today!". What do they need to do? Create private mod with that car and track linked virtually?
And what if someone makes a track - must he release it as a mod with some / all of ISI's cars virtually linked to it, or can he just release a package (without a mod)? Seems like the best option but this would probably mean that packages need public ID's and version control aswell.
Expanding KSzczech question what about leagues providing multiple racing series competing on the same circuits? Should we release F1 mod with some tracks and also GT mod with the same tracks and WTCC mod including same tracks etc?
3 mods containing data of the same tracks? I is how it will be working or I missed something?
I can answer that straight away - yes. We will have an F1 mod with tracks virtually linked to it, but of course we will not have to include these tracks in such mod directly.
If mid-season we will decide to change one track in our calendar, we will have to update mod file to link to this track.
But of course this mod does not need to contain cars directly either. They can also be virtually linked and in this case mod is more less just a racing series definition, wile cars and tracks are separate mods that are prerequisites for this mod.
Yep, the virtual components would kick in there MaXyM.
I'm still unsure about having to create a public mod profile for a private league. With distribution still in our hands (and rightly so, in my opinion) we would still be able to keep the mod from going widespread, but the mod profile would show up in the matchmaker, correct? What information would be available to non-league members without the actual mod? Could they see the content or content pointers and would it appear as if say I had created a League ABC mod including Car A and Tracks A-H, having just taken Car A and modified Tracks B, C and F to create for our League ABC?
I know some modders go haywire as soon as someone looks at their content wrong. I would like to avoid having even more flame wars started just because some private league with 20 drivers uses Car A and modified Track B, causing Modder Z to throw a tantrum for having touched his work.
I have not all my answer on the Gjon answers, so I list them again
- When the mod is released with a SubmitID all work well online. A new track is available (other SubmitId so), I need to update my mod to virtualy link the new track to the mod to be able to race on it online?
The diagram in the first post indicates that a sound.rfcm (which I assume is a file defining an alternative soundpack?) can be allocated. This makes me wonder if it leaves each driver the choise of using the mod's original sound or the soundpack? Or does allocating a sound.rfcm when creating a ModID make it mandatory to use that defined sound.rfcm?
Thats a good question. With rF1 we were able to change non-mismatching parts of the mod to our liking. I remember changing sounds and track detail. Will we be able to do this with rF2? Looks like we will not.
Ok, I realize this question is partially off-topic, and maybe even have been answered before. However, it's a 2-part'er: Will rules/regulations be mod-able or hard-coded by ISI? In either case, will things such as tire wear rate, weather, flag rules, damage, and other settings be included in the Mod (or maybe just as default settings for the mod)? Or is it just content packaged in the mod, and it will be left up to the server admin to set these things?
Thanks for answering my previous question, Gjon!
My question has to be does this system now PREVENT any car from being raced on ANY track? When going online with classic F1's if the mod has 10 tracks defined will I not be able to just take that F1 to any track I have installed? Will the predetermined tracks be the only place where the F1 is allowed?
Will a car mod(with season) need to be modified to allow all tracks for use online?
Thanks all for the clarifications. What at first looked as a rather strange way of releasing a mod, now seems interesting to say the least. I am getting exited .
My apologies for questioning the method.