GTR 2

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Racing
Publisher: 10tacle
Developer: SimBin

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'GTR 2' Weather System - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2006 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT

Come summer 2006, GTR 2 will set new standards all over again! The new DirectX9 graphics engine ensures that the race cars and circuits are portrayed in a more detailed and photorealistic way than ever before, and the sensation of speed experienced with the HP-beasts is even more immersive, thanks to the improved driving model. <br><br> The dynamic day-night light cycle, weather changes, and impressive damage system once again provides an impressive experience of the exciting FIA GT racing series on your PC at home.

Come summer 2006, GTR 2 will set new standards all over again! The new DirectX9 graphics engine ensures that the race cars and circuits are portrayed in a more detailed and photorealistic way than ever before, and the sensation of speed experienced with the HP-beasts is even more immersive, thanks to the improved driving model.

The latest progress in the development of the weather system is pictured. Long jets of water, spectacular reflections on wet tarmac and an upgraded “Live Track Technology” with different self-drying track sections create a realistic race feeling in GTR 2 even with bad weather. Also darkness has its charms, the impressive play of light of the dynamic day and night change even makes long distance races a thrill.

As part of an exclusive agreement with the FIA, GTR2 is a racing simulation that plays off in the GT Championship, and features more than 140 officially licensed super cars. More than 28 accurately rebuild tracks plays home to racing events.

GTR2 also features the Proximus 24 Hours race, one of auto racing’s most prestigious events. Taking place at the world-renowned Spa Francorchamps track, this event has been running since 1924. Each year sees the best of the best meeting here to compete in a race that runs for a gruelling 24 hours. The race has over 100.000 spectators and is to be compared with Le Mans 24H and Daytona 24H. GTR2 provides a highly-accurate recreation of this prominent race.

Core features

  • More than 140 accurately modeled cars, including all the cars from the GT, NGT.
  • 28 officially licensed and accurately modelled tracks
  • Highly realistic and competitive AI opponents
  • 3 Game Modes
    • Novice mode
    • Semi-Pro mode
    • Simulation mode
  • 6 Game Events
    • Open Practice
    • Race Weekend
    • Championships
    • Ghost Time Trials
    • Proximus 24H
    • Driving School
  • Fully integrated Multiplayer

Physics Engine

  • Extending the ground-breaking physics engine found in GTR1, GTR2 brings exciting new features, as well as improvements on current features.
  • Damage Physics – Crashing now has a more realistic effect on the car, both visually with carbon shards flying off the cars during collisions, body panels denting and breaking off, etc. and in handling characteristic.
  • Tire Physics – More detailed tire characteristic modeling, translating into even more realism in handling and feedback. The tire physics model is fully reworked to provide more convincing low
    speed control.

Three new Events are introduced in GTR2.

  • Ghost Time Trials
    • In this mode, the player competes in a Time Trial against himself or against pre-recorded ghost racers. The player can share his best recording with friends through an integrated online file swap feature, and download recordings posted by other players.
  • Proximus 24H
    • This mode recreates an event that takes place at the world-renowned Circuit de Spa Francorchamps. The event spans a full four days, and culminates in a race that runs for a grueling 24 hours! Making full use of the new technology available to us, we are creating a highly detailed and accurate recreation of this event, where the player will experience several new features to the series, such as realistic day-night cycle, dynamic weather changes, with clouds rolling in, rain falling and stopping, and track wetness changing.
  • Driving School
    • The purpose of the driving school is to teach the player the nuances of driving well. The player will complete a course in driving theory, and earn licenses by competing against an instructor driver. In addition to teaching driving technique, the Driving School contains a number of fun and challenging events that will award the player with medals earned, and unlocked custom championship events.


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