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|Posted by: BrabusAMG Jan 24 2017, 04:45 AM|
| EDIT (11 May 17): This is the new topic for all of my HS mods from 2017 onwards.
I just made a Unity RV-26/46 today; as used by Michigan State Police and a handful of other agencies. I made it by modifying the Dominion beacon I made a while back. The RV-26 (2-bulb) has 210 polies, the RV-46 (4-bulb) has 258 and the LED retrofit has 154. There's probably some room for improvement, so I won't post it yet.
EDIT (25 Jan 17): I just found the right textures for the LED version, so I've altered the screenshot accordingly.
|Posted by: Paul Spain Jan 27 2017, 06:06 AM|
Looks great, But I thought this light only came with the small white stripes on the cover, I didn't know they also had solid covers too . Carbondale police used that same light back in the 1970's along with lolipop lights added to the bar.
|Posted by: Dark One Jan 27 2017, 10:39 AM|
| The solid red one is for that retro LED beacon. And I'm pretty sure that other police departments of the time used it with the solid color as well. But I still think that Michigan State Police should have switched to some LED lightbar, when they couldn't get new ones anymore.
It became the tradition, because the beacon was brighter than anything else on the market, but now they are using the 'same' beacon retrofitted with LEDs, BECAUSE it became the tradition. It already looked awkward on the Charger, and the first generation was ordered only in slicktop version just for sure, but on the Interceptors it's downright silly.
|Posted by: Paul Spain Jan 27 2017, 11:41 PM|
There is also a sheriff in Michigan using LED gumball lights on new cars, I'll show you the vid when I get home, Damn security blocks YouTube here .
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Jan 31 2017, 04:53 AM|
|The city of Chelsea in MI used the RV-46 on their 1999 and 2002 CVPIs; but their later cars have the Whelen Liberty instead.|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Feb 17 2017, 12:08 AM|
| My Canadian Provincial series has started! I will now be working only on agencies that police the roads in a particular province (apart from that request I just took). I hope to make pre-VEG-patch compatible traffic cars as well.
Here is the first car:
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Feb 25 2017, 04:17 AM|
| Also, I'm making a new CVPI base out of Dodge Boy's (via a BoxCarRacer mod) and I want to have all 6 wheel types available. Does anyone know of an HS car with these wheels?
I have the other 5 types (4 of them by Nils), but I can't find this one.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Mar 6 2017, 03:36 AM|
| The wheel types are currently in a separate file. They will be separate on release too (for the 01 - 11 model); it saves having to delete 20 wheels when you make a car .
Here's a progress shot of the body. It now has body lines as well as parts and textures from Nils's CVPI. I also made a new grille texture for it.
|Posted by: Paul Spain Mar 6 2017, 07:58 PM|
That what I think it is gonna be? If so don't forget they also had a black&white one with the Michigan State Police gumball and diffrent door decals used from the OLD era . Might as well do both .
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Mar 7 2017, 04:07 AM|
| How did you know?
Actually the colours are coincidental; but I am going to do the two cars you mentioned .
I have decided to try making the hubcaps myself, by overlaying a textured disc on Nils's late-model steelies. The textures have been a bit problematic.
|Posted by: Code 4 Mar 7 2017, 07:10 AM|
| I don't know if I have the same wheels in my mind but is this something you can use?
Gr. Code 4
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Mar 9 2017, 12:03 AM|
| Definitely! They aren't the same wheels I was talking about, but those wheels look a lot better than the original '98 steelies. If you could send them to me, that would be great . Just the HLFW and textures are needed .
By the way, before you release that Miami-Dade car, you might want to check out the StreetHawk I uploaded in the Member Bases section. It's based on Nils's, so it is more detailed than the old one you're using. It's better to have a detailed lightbar on a high-detail car .
|Posted by: Code 4 Mar 9 2017, 05:35 AM|
| You've got mail!
I will take a look at the lightbar for the Miami-Dade car.
Gr. Code 4
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Mar 10 2017, 09:02 PM|
|File received; thanks!|
|Posted by: Paul Spain Mar 10 2017, 11:50 PM|
The colors are what gave it away . I think only RCMP had that scheme.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Mar 29 2017, 09:14 PM|
| When importing the wheels, I also noticed that later versions of the '99 steel wheels had different caps, judging by reference pics. This means that there are 7 wheel variants for the CVPI.
Also, my OPP 1985 Ford LTD Crown Victoria is now ready! The poly count is 4675. Starting with this car, I have also set up a performance and engine sound format (which car uses what) which will be applied to all of my future cars, including remakes of my old ones.
I used the crown and "O.P.P." lettering from BoxCarRacer's Dodge Charger (I hope you don't mind; I just couldn't get anything else to work).
This is officially my first car for 2017! Now that this car is finished, I will start working on updating Nils's Whelen Edge, which I have been putting off for too long.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Mar 29 2017, 11:00 PM|
|In other news, I finally got a menu shot to work!|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Apr 6 2017, 04:35 AM|
| Part 1 of of the Whelen Edge series is complete! I have made 10 variants already; they will be uploaded shortly.
Further parts to this series will come sometime later. Next up, I will make two more cars for my Canadian series.
|Posted by: slego9 Apr 6 2017, 03:30 PM|
|Those light bars look freakin sweet.|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Apr 16 2017, 09:07 PM|
| I think so too , and I have to thank XJ220 for that, since he did all the work; making it for his Ohio State Highway Patrol Cherokee. My edits were fairly minor.
I have now completed my next two Canadian cars: an 1993 Caprice and a 1994 CVPI, both from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. Unfortunately, the screenshots are low-quality due to issues with the Modern Patch.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Apr 16 2017, 09:09 PM|
| Next up will be two more lightbar updates and then another Canadian car. You could say that the car will be a bit of a wild card, since it doesn't fit into the provincial/territorial series that I haven't finished yet .
Here's the next screenshot:
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Apr 19 2017, 09:06 PM|
| The first lightbar update is complete. I think I'll move the second project back a bit and work on the car first, since it will use this lightbar.
It's the D&R PL-46 Prowler that BoxCarRacer made from Nils's Code 3 X2100; but I have tweaked it for accuracy and split it into the 4 variants I discovered from photos.
The Prowler is quite commonly used in Canada, since it's a Canadian lightbar.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG May 5 2017, 09:47 PM|
| The "wild card" is now uploaded (more information in the Request Forum), so next up will be lightbar and car base updates.
I'd like to thank FranknFurter for taking these screenshots .
|Posted by: BrabusAMG May 10 2017, 10:42 PM|
| The first lightbar update is finished. I modified the MX7000 from BoxCarRacer's Sûreté du Québec CVPI. I gave it an all-light variant and several options.
Next will be the JetSonic/JetStream/JetStrobe.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Jun 16 2017, 01:52 AM|
|I have delayed the JetSonic again, since I started work on a very old lightbar (more will be revealed later ). I also optimised a few of my bases today, for personal use. I will also focus on cars a bit more, since I want to get my queue finished.|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Jun 21 2017, 11:08 PM|
| I have finished the next provincial police car now. It is also the first mod made with the 79 - 82 Ford LTDs that Louis made.
This car was quite challenging, because the only reference photo I could find was an old (but thankfully high-res) black-and-white photo of the car's left side! I did, however, know a site that could tell me what kind of number plate it would have had.
I present the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary 1980 Ford LTD-S:
|Posted by: Paul Spain Jun 22 2017, 10:03 PM|
Black&white pic you used eh? You think it might have had red only gumballs back then then?
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Jun 22 2017, 10:53 PM|
| This is the picture, from the Provincial Historic Commemorations Program:
I noticed that one light is lighter than the other, which tells me that it must have been a different colour. Red and blue look different on b/w photos too . Also, Calgary Police have used red and blue since the late 60s.
|Posted by: Paul Spain Jun 23 2017, 07:01 AM|
Yeah I'd say red/blue too judging from the pic, What's funny is RCMP had both red and red/blue gumballs on their cars way back, I saw one in my police cars book that has red ones only, It's a pitty all the pics in the book is black&white, I wish they did them in color..The cover has a color pic though of a 1976 Dodge Coronet CHP car.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Jun 23 2017, 05:21 PM|
| Some provinces traditionally preferred red only (Manitoba and Ontario in particular), which is why RCMP cruisers in those provinces had all red. RCMP cars in ON still had all red in the mid-2000s.
I have noticed an issue with the car base. The LTD-S doesn't seem to have the chrome strip on the C-pillar in real life, but the 3D model does.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Jul 2 2017, 08:03 PM|
| By the way, I decided to do civilian vehicles as well. On Louis's HS topic, Rider66 asked if there were any civilian versions of some of the new cars. There weren't, so I have decided to make the cars in question.
Here is the first; the 1986 Chevrolet Caprice:
It has already been uploaded and should be released soon.
|Posted by: NFS Police Force Jul 3 2017, 12:17 PM|
|Posted by: Paul Spain Jul 4 2017, 02:33 AM|
|Exellent, would you like me to send you a project me and Lou whipped up together but was never released yet?, A Ohio Highway Patrol 1977 Chevy Impala, It needs body lines cut into it since it was made using the OLD DodgeBoy base before Lou revised it.|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Jul 4 2017, 05:01 AM|
|A 1977 Impala? Sounds interesting. Sure, send it and I'll see what I can do.|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Jul 12 2017, 11:59 PM|
| I have looked at the file and it's really a Caprice with Impala textures put on; so I'll make a 77 -
79 Impala base first. I'm already working on the 80 - 85 Impala, so it shouldn't be too hard.
As a sideline, I also made a car that I've been wanting to make for quite a while. It's a South Carolina Highway Patrol 2005 Mustang made to replace the Pursuit Corvette.
|Posted by: MNaeemi777 Jul 13 2017, 12:44 AM|
| lol, my new mod is a South Carolina car, too.
Nice car, Max!
|Posted by: Paul Spain Jul 13 2017, 06:20 PM|
Yes, It was edited by me and CVPI, The Caprice and Impala use the exact same bodytype with only minor changes so we knew it could be made using that base but if you wanna make your own that's cool too,Just this would have saved you some extra work.
|Posted by: NFS Police Force Jul 13 2017, 07:41 PM|
|Now that a South Carolina Highway Patrol car . That sweet .|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Jul 13 2017, 09:50 PM|
| It's based on the real thing too:
I always prefer realism . The car also has 4 international textures, because I made it from XJ220's Pursuit Mustang.
On another subject, I have done more work on the M-Body lately. The interior and the body lines are almost finished .
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Jul 17 2017, 12:50 AM|
| I did lots more work on the M-Body today; I spent almost the whole day on it. The joys of free time!
The body lines are now finished and I am now applying the new texture file . I also got a new texture for the rear lights.
|Posted by: MNaeemi777 Jul 17 2017, 12:55 AM|
|Wait a moment ... Are you scratcher? My mean is can you scratch (make) model?|
|Posted by: NFS Police Force Jul 17 2017, 01:07 PM|
|BrabusAMG I live in N.C .I see S.C Highway Patrol when I go on vaction .I don't see the mustang . I see CV ,Chargers,Tahoes,. Good job on the mustang .|
|Posted by: MNaeemi777 Jul 17 2017, 02:45 PM|
| That's why we learned modding. We can make a car as a cop car with modding, so easily with anything we like, such as: Skin, Coplight, Its class and etc.)
You don't have to mind to the real life. Do whatever you love and show them in the world!
|Posted by: Paul Spain Jul 17 2017, 06:32 PM|
Exactly. My state police have NEVER used marked Mustangs yet, Only unmarked as traffic/speed enforcement, same for Camaros, Never marked them but they have used them in the past.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Jul 18 2017, 05:00 AM|
Not really. The Dominion lightbar and the Unity beacon are scratch-made, but this car is a re-make of Dodge Boy's model.
I have only found 3 pictures of this car; one on Police Car Website and two on the National Police Car Archives. The NPCA listing says it's a promotional vehicle, so they might not have it anymore.
|Posted by: NFS Police Force Jul 18 2017, 12:22 PM|
|Thy may post it at there shows thy have . At the fairs .|
|Posted by: Paul Spain Jul 18 2017, 10:06 PM|
Beautiful. You want also to do the K series (Plymouth Reliant,etc.) ? These was the rare police cars.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Jul 23 2017, 11:30 PM|
| I'm not sure about that; because as I said, I can't scratch-build cars yet.
Here's the latest M-Body progress report. The whole car is almost finished; I just need to make the ODL, nameplates and two other front seat types, then I'll make the different models and years. I even did the normals myself ; although I still can't do them in Zmodeler, so I used FCE Finish.
You might notice that the grille has transparent gaps using alpha-channel, to allow for lights behind the grille. I also made the holes in the steel wheels transparent, to make it look more realistic. The car's current poly count is 2935 with the steel wheels and 2887 with the hubcaps.
|Posted by: NFS Police Force Jul 24 2017, 12:44 AM|
|Wow .Sweet dude .|
|Posted by: MNaeemi777 Jul 24 2017, 12:46 AM|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Aug 1 2017, 11:26 PM|
| I am pleased to announce that the M-Body is now finished!
Each variant comes with the steel wheels and the hubcaps, so you can select which wheels you want. Each variant has a different interior, because I thought it would be easier than including every possible seat option. I also gave them different colours, to make it easier to get the interior colour you need. The cars are identical, so it's easy to swap interiors and textures around.
Only the outer headlights have dummies and ODL, because the inner headlights aren't lit up in any of the pictures I saw. They might be fog lights or possibly high-beam-only. Some agencies turned them into coloured flashers.
Credits go to Dodge Boy for the original, Frank Wahl for some of the ODL textures and Louis for the low-poly Caprice PPV wheels, which I modified into the two M-Body wheel types.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Aug 1 2017, 11:35 PM|
| The car also has a rear plate ODL and includes a set plate texture (which will make the ODL easier to use). The front plate and side trim are optional. Only 1986+ models had the third brake light.
I should mention that a few details on the sides are textured instead of modelled, because they didn't really need it. They don't look out of place, though; I made sure of that .
|Posted by: Paul Spain Aug 29 2017, 08:35 AM|
| I made this editing the Diplomat (since police stripped off fancy tags saying Caravelle it was easy, Just edit the grill a bit.)
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Aug 29 2017, 08:58 PM|
| Nice! Saves me the trouble of doing it . Also, thanks for reminding me -- I have so far forgotten to upload the new base, which includes a Caravelle . If you like, I can also send you a Caravelle with the right lightbar attached (also, don't forget the unit number on the roof).
I'm still trying to decide where to upload the base. I'd like to put it in the Member Bases section, since it has several good lightbars but no easy-to-use cars.
|Posted by: Paul Spain Aug 29 2017, 10:04 PM|
Sure, Got my email right? Or you might be able to stick them in a PM, Don't know. I think the lightbar is correct though, It's Frank's from his RCMP car,Same I used on the 1990 SDQ Caprice though since the Caravelle isn't a widebody I had to sinch the edges to make it fit right on the roof, Looking at pics I don't think they had roof numbers on these Caravelles like they did older cars., I'll keep looking.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Aug 29 2017, 11:23 PM|
| Don't worry, I have a picture:
I've had the https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/Voitures_SQ.jpg version of that picture for a while, because I liked it so much. I actually used it as a reference when making the new base (and when making the Dominion lightbar). It shows the car's roof reasonably well.
|Posted by: Paul Spain Aug 30 2017, 08:43 AM|
|Forgot to tell ya, Don't bother trying to better the normals in FCE Finish 2, I tried and even though it helped on the hood stars it made the back sides and trunk look odd and I had to add new normals to fix that and even then the result wasn't the same as before looked so I scrapped that and went with the CHP base as is to make other police cars.|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Aug 30 2017, 05:47 PM|
| I did the original normals using Oleg M's recommended method -- detaching various parts of the car body to get the desired result -- except I used FCE Finish for the actual calculations. I tried to get it as accurate as I could, but I can't do normals any other way; so if some of the normals aren't accurate, I'm afraid I can't do much about that .
Anyway, did you get the Caravelle I sent? It should only need mapping to complete it. If you're looking for a good flash pattern, I can recommend the setup that Frank put on his RCMP LTD. It's about as accurate as HS Dummies can get; I used the same pattern for my RNC LTD-S .
|Posted by: Paul Spain Aug 31 2017, 09:41 AM|
I got it finally, I'd checked last night and even though you sent it it seems there was some delay on me getting it, I finally got it today, I noticed your Dominion lightbar is made diffrent from Frank's version, Your's has more accurate footies so I'll remap and use your Caravelle to make this car .
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Aug 31 2017, 09:13 PM|
| That version of the Dominion is available http://nfspolicehq.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=835. I have also started work on another Caravelle that uses a Dominion. More details will come later .
PS: Did you spot the roof number on the above-pictured car?
|Posted by: Paul Spain Sep 1 2017, 01:15 PM|
Yes, I've since updated the car to have it and I used your lightbar you attached as well, Then I copied your lighting scheme all but the tiny flashers (as SDQ didn't have those) Car is being posted as I type along with a surprise I whipped up the other night .
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Sep 1 2017, 10:50 PM|
| Awesome! Just one thing ... these cars did not have the chrome stripe at the bottom of the side windows or on the B-pillar, which is why I didn't put them on the base.
Looking forward to the surprise! I only hope it isn't a Metro Toronto Police Caravelle, because I'm halfway through making one (spoilers!).
|Posted by: Paul Spain Sep 2 2017, 02:20 PM|
Yeah, Looking at the pic and others of Caravelle police units I see that now, I will remove that bit and update the file, I don't know why but for some reason it won't let me upload them to our server if I leave the name having the ^ and ' marks on the title..I guess it don't like them. So I had to rename the zip file to just Surete Du Quebec in the title .
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Sep 3 2017, 06:33 PM|
|The M-Body base has now been uploaded . Also, I can now reveal a screenshot of my next mod:|
|Posted by: MNaeemi777 Sep 3 2017, 11:19 PM|
|I didn't ever see yellow police car. It is amazing.|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Sep 4 2017, 05:02 AM|
| It's certainly rare now, but they were quite common in Ontario in the '70s and '80s. Toronto started it in 1957 and other agencies decided to copy them. The Soviets used yellow cars around that time too.
The Toronto car is now uploaded and I also have an in-game picture:
I think I will finish off my Canadian Provincial series now. The reason I took a break is because of a custom I started with the Mustang: when I make a new base, I will make a couple of mods from it before doing anything else.
PS: In HS, is it possible to unlock the NFS3 tracks by being a cop, or do I have to play Career mode? I recently got HS working on my laptop (my main computer) and I would like to unlock the tracks and cars normally, if I can.
|Posted by: NFS Police Force Sep 4 2017, 09:30 AM|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Sep 10 2017, 10:41 PM|
| Today, I did some more work on the Impala base. I think the body is finished; I just need to do the normals and final touches. I will probably make a Bel Air version as well, since police forces in Québec tended to use that instead of the Impala.
I made it by grafting the front and back of Frank's LAPD Impala onto the '86 Caprice base, since the middle section was basically the same.
|Posted by: Paul Spain Sep 12 2017, 05:33 PM|
Wonderful . I will redo my Majorette police cars using this..If you'd like to complete the Chevy police fleet I know where a 1976 Nova lurks, But it needs a body mod from 2 to 4 doors .
|Posted by: CVPI19 Sep 16 2017, 01:09 AM|
Max I would refrain from using the hubcap for the 6th generation Impalas thats too high poly the wheels from the caprice would be more low poly.
|Posted by: Paul Spain Sep 17 2017, 11:16 AM|
|You could use the same wheels Frank used on his, They look like those but are likely lower poly, For me however polys is no longer a issue thanks to Veg .|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Sep 17 2017, 04:58 PM|
| They are the same wheels . Since they are more realistic, I will also use them on the Caprice in future. I could import the lower-poly wheels for traffic cars. I have the VEG patch too, so poly counts aren't much of an issue anymore; but I still like to keep them low where I can. However, there are quite a few modern car bases that are higher-poly than this will be.
Also, I found out that unlocking the bonus cars and tracks is not as simple as I had hoped; but the "All Cars and Tracks" mod from the EP doesn't work anymore. I tried copying the config.dat file from my other computer, but that didn't work either.
|Posted by: Paul Spain Sep 18 2017, 08:47 AM|
I could try sending you my Config.Dat file.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Sep 21 2017, 11:18 PM|
| I think I might know what the problem is ...
On Windows 7 (on my laptop at least), if you edit a file (like a VIV file) and save it in Program Files, with a tool such as NFS Wizard, the program "locks" the file. The resulting file can only be accessed in NFS Wizard and can't be seen in Windows Explorer.
I'm not sure exactly how this works, because some "locked" files work in the game and some don't. A car.viv will still work and can't be replaced unless you look through folders in NFS Wizard's "Open" function and delete the file there. However, a siren.bnk won't work, so the game uses the file from the CD.
Since the EP patches the config.dat in the HS directory (in Program Files), it must have "locked" the file, so the mod doesn't work. I'll see if that's the problem .
|Posted by: Paul Spain Sep 22 2017, 06:18 PM|
Are you set as the Admin? I found by default most PCs and Laptops tend to set the owners (even though it shows your account as OWNER) to user vs admin status thus stopping you from controlling alot. Oh God if you have Norton uninstall that crap for sure . Also there is a neat thing you can do to enable a mode known as God Mode which gives you full powers.
Create a folder anywhere though preferably DeskTop and name it this:
|Posted by: NFS Police Force Sep 23 2017, 10:05 AM|
|What is locked ?|
|Posted by: Rider66 Sep 25 2017, 05:11 PM|
| What a great job on these M-Bodies! Definitely both Caravelle and Diplomat are my favourite cars now. Had redone whole CARP using info on 318-4V from the database, through. Anyway, two winter shots. Veg's patch, Madman's Snowy Ridge and the Diplomat. Images slightly rescaled by 50% from original 1920x1080.
Great job on every detail and polygon distribution.
By the way, any chance to see some civilian and/or unmarked versions?
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Sep 25 2017, 10:08 PM|
Yes, I am thinking of making an unmarked Toronto Police unit soon, as well as a civilian traffic replacement. I could easily make a racer version as well.
By the way, your carp.txt could be useful for people who want accurate performance. Would you be able to attach it to a reply http://nfspolicehq.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=912&st=0entry5025?
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Oct 1 2017, 04:32 PM|
| I saw the link in the other thread; thanks! I will use that performance file when I make the civilian version .
Also, I solved the problem I mentioned earlier. After lots of research (Googling), I found the answer in the https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/finding-hiddenlocked-folders-in-windows-7/77c04068-c834-4ec3-bf9a-da86f91ffb99. The config.dat in the NFS folder was only a decoy; the real one was in a secret folder in C:/Users. I replaced the real config.dat with the new one from my other computer and I can now drive on all tracks!
|Posted by: Rider66 Oct 1 2017, 05:22 PM|
| Sure, I'll take care about making slightly different version for 318-2V then
And now, I'm working on improving CARP - since I wasn't too happy with some parameters. But could be slightly updated even further - if there's any weight distribution info on M-Bodies. I suppose it should be something close to 54/46. So now, the improved version is available at the same location, I updated the file on Google.
Meanwhile, another pic from me.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Oct 10 2017, 12:09 AM|
|Is there an easy-to-follow tutorial for making a carp.txt? I'm making a civilian Dodge Charger V6 and I would like it to have the 8-speed gearbox.|
|Posted by: Rider66 Oct 10 2017, 05:58 AM|
| Never tried a setup with 8-speed. Structure of the file seems to support 8, but I'm not aware of any cars released with such configuration. But then again, since both are overdrives according to the info, in worst case they could be just omitted I believe.
Anyway, there's a tutorial, Frank did it sometime ago, and I added some notes on calculations of missing data:
Also, you should keep in mind that RealTuner gives quite specific setup as is. It doesn't provide weight distribution option and/or amount of drive ratio per front/back axis, so you have to calculate it by hand. At least that's how I'm doing it now, with some multipliers I found to be more or less balanced ones.
AJ made a great thing by converting old Justin Martin's tutorial into PDF aswell, and you can find more info on that here:
|Posted by: AJ_Lethal Oct 10 2017, 07:42 AM|
HS only supports up to 6 forward gears, any further than that will make your car behave weirdly
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Oct 11 2017, 10:40 PM|
| OK, I'll have to give it the 5-speed then.
As an interim project, I decided to make something that I could use as a modern Pursuit SUV replacement. It has 5498 polies, so it will only work with the VEG patch. For that reason, I'll only release the player version.
I present the 2013 RCMP Chevy Tahoe:
This will be the latest-model RCMP vehicle on this site so far. I gave it a BC plate, because Rocky Pass would be in either Alberta or British Columbia; and I decided to replace Summit with NFS2's Pacific Spirit, which can only have been set in BC.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Oct 12 2017, 04:34 AM|
|I've edited the Charger's carp.txt as well as I can (following the tutorial), but it seems to crash the game when I click "Race" (or once it loads the track). I put a standard carp.txt in (making a backup of the WIP) and it worked fine. Maybe it's because I hadn't altered the acceleration table? I've started working on that; I'll do more tomorrow.|
|Posted by: Rider66 Oct 12 2017, 05:01 AM|
|Can you PM that carp of yours, or link it to the members thread? I think I can take a look at this one. Will try that on some of the models I've got. Also, I'm interested in doing that proposed 8-2 overdrives setup (giving 6 gears) I've been talking about earlier. So, if you're interested, just let me know on exact Charger model, and I'll gather the info I need after.|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Nov 1 2017, 09:16 PM|
| The Charger is almost ready to be released .
Meanwhile, I have also done more work on the Impala. I haven't done the normals yet, but I made a few needed modifications. Here is a preview:
|Posted by: Rider66 Nov 2 2017, 03:36 AM|
|Looks quite detailed. How much polies in current front-end?|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Nov 2 2017, 03:55 AM|
| There are 146 in the grille and headlight assembly. The holes in the grille are made with alpha-channel.
Also, the wheel has 232. I made them from the 1990 LTD's hubcaps. The Impala should have under 3500 when it's done.
|Posted by: Paul Spain Nov 3 2017, 09:18 AM|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Nov 15 2017, 11:52 PM|
| The Impala is now 99% finished!
There are only a couple of interior differences I need to make, but the models are all done. The cars have roughly 3200 polies on average, even with the detailed steel wheels . Pictures will come when everything is complete and ready for upload.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Dec 1 2017, 07:23 PM|
| The Impala is now 100% finished!
All of the needed modifications have been made. The highest-poly variant has up to 3398 polies.
This car will only be released to the staff, since it's a modification of a staff car.
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Dec 1 2017, 07:25 PM|
|Oh, by the way, I know that the Bel Air was also produced in 1981, but only 24 were made in that year.|
|Posted by: CVPI19 Dec 1 2017, 11:52 PM|
|Max don't forget to do the 1977-1979 models as well Paul would be very happy if you also do those too.|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Dec 2 2017, 03:43 AM|
|Don't worry, I'll make those eventually . There are a few other bases I want to make first. I've also just noticed a problem with the M-Body that I will need to fix.|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Dec 8 2017, 08:14 PM|
| I thought I would give everyone a preview of what I plan to start working on soon.
Here are the next two vehicles that will be made into bases. AJ extracted them from 4x4 Evo:
|Posted by: NFS Police Force Dec 8 2017, 09:12 PM|
|We have the top one already http://nfspolicehq.com/index.php?ind=downloads&op=entry_view&iden=259|
|Posted by: BrabusAMG Dec 8 2017, 09:42 PM|
|Yes, but this one will be made into a proper base, with modelled door lines and plain textures. I figured it was better to start from scratch with a project like that.|