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Cars of AMS2 website

Discussion in 'Automobilista 2 - General Discussion' started by oez, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. oez

    oez Mayor of Long Beach

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    Hello!

    I've been working on a fan website for a couple weeks. It's based on Coanda's excellent car spreadsheet which is really most of the heavy lifting for this. This is why a "slug" column mysteriously appeared on there if anyone happened to catch it.

    Here it is: Cars by Class | Cars of AMS2

    Please tell me what you think! I will listen to feedback and improve things when I have time. I can't make every wish come true and sometimes I might disagree with something. But this is really just one take on a thing like this so lets hear some other perspectives.

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    Let me explain the site.

    The vision
    I want to document each car and class within Automobilista 2. I'm especially interested in the ones that I have had trouble finding information about quickly and easily such as Copa Uno (already there) and Copa Classic (class background info missing).

    Beyond this you can already find the following information for all cars in Automobilista 2:
    • Performance figures
    • Engine information
    • Driveline
    • Assists
    • Features
    • Practicalities
    Those are all thanks to Coanda's tireless work on finding out specs and adding them to his spreadsheet. Now you can check specs from Cars of AMS2 if you prefer that instead. I will try to keep this up to date with the latest spreadsheet data regularly. It only takes me a couple minutes thanks to computing magic unless there's a major change in the way data is stored in the spreadsheet.

    Roadmap
    I have to start the roadmap by saying that this is a hobby that I do on my free time. So I can't promise any dates. And I might change the roadmap on a whim and many of them I can do in parallel. But it's roughly what I think is needed next.
    1. Done: Images for all cars
    2. Add missing data (map from Coanda's spreadsheet) for all cars
    3. Improve spec interface as it has grown big
    4. Search functionality
    5. Background information for Brazilian series (I will add these if I run into good sources)
    6. Embed videos for cars such as IRL onboards
    7. Driving tips for more cars
    8. ???
     
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  2. oez

    oez Mayor of Long Beach

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    I forgot the most obvious source for images...

    @Renato Simioni is it ok to use Reiza's car & class images from various social media posts and from this forum?
     
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  3. oez

    oez Mayor of Long Beach

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    Platform updates:
    - Engine aspiration field, derived from engine info
    - Readable engine layouts (I4 -> Inline 4 for example)
    - Differentiate some identical car names with title suffix on car’s page (MetalMoro MRX P3 vs P4)
    - Changed class page layout so that if the class only has a single car, it's presented via a liftup rather than "Cars in class". Example: Copa Uno

    Content updates:

    - Added background info to MCR S2000
    - Updated FTS class info and car background info
    - Fixed stock car background info links to the correct class
    - F-Vintage G2 class info and car images (thanks alink)
     
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  4. Coanda

    Coanda ohhh whinge whinge f@#ken whinge..

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    well done mate you did a great job! :cool:

    I might be able to give you some copa classic info tomorrow.. Tired now and I have to go through all my saved sources..
     
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  5. oez

    oez Mayor of Long Beach

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    In the meantime I extended the Stock Car Brasil class page with more images and text. Stock Car Brasil | Cars of AMS2

    I also added a class and car image for Old Stock.
     
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  6. Marius H

    Marius H Well-Known Member Reiza Backer

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    Bookmarked !
     
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  7. muz_j

    muz_j Member

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    I have a minor correction for you - from your site.
    The ARC Camaro uses a Yamaha FJR1300 motor. It's an air cooled 4 stroke, inline 4.
    Your site states it has two cylinders, rather than 4.
     
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  8. oez

    oez Mayor of Long Beach

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    @Coanda was this a mistake in the spreadsheet or did I misinterpret "2C" when converting those short layout codes to longer format?
     
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    muz_j Member

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    ...I don't know as I haven't looked at the spreadsheet since it was originally posted.
    I just noticed it when I looked up the spec's of the car (out of curiosity) and compared your site's page on it, to wikipedia. I'm aware of the FJR1300 motor (from motorcycle reviews & magazines), so the difference in cylinders jumped out at me.
     
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  10. Coanda

    Coanda ohhh whinge whinge f@#ken whinge..

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    @muz_j @oez

    It's fixed. thanks for bringing this to my attention..
     
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  11. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Wolf WolfZ Reiza Backer

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    Nice work , thank you
     
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  12. oez

    oez Mayor of Long Beach

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    Updated to latest car spreadsheet as of today.

    Platform updates
    - Onboard brake bias is now displayed for all cars

    Content updates
    - Added info on 87-93 Stock Car Brasil
    - More consistent Stock Car Brasil lead texts for each car
     
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    oez Mayor of Long Beach

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    Content updates
    - Stock Car Brasil is now complete with all cars having images
    - Changed Stock Car Brasil class image to celebrate the start of the 2021 season yesterday at Goiania (btw: watch the race here)
     
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  14. oez

    oez Mayor of Long Beach

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    Content updates
    - M3 Group A image (thanks Alink!)
    - Copa Classic B images (thanks Alink!)
    - Copa Classic FL images (thanks Alink!)
    - Ultima GTR road car image (thanks Donk!)
    - F309 image (thanks Donk!)
    - F-Retro Gen 1 images (thanks Alink!)
    - Changed 911 Cup 3.8 image (thanks Donk!)

    As you can see, the front page looks less and less patchy with gray placeholders everywhere :). However it's not finished. When it's all there (or even before that) I'm considering making a better list for cars. Then later on a big push to have a page for each class so they can be listed separately. This is very much a first-things-first evolutionary approach.
     
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  15. oez

    oez Mayor of Long Beach

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    Content updates
    - GT4 car images
    - GT5 car images
    - Caterham images sans 620R

    All thanks to alink for these images!
     
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  16. alink

    alink Well-Known Member

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    You will get a Caterham620R as soon as I can handle it :D
     
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  17. Maser V6

    Maser V6 Old School. Enjoying AMS2.. ASSISTS OFF RACING Reiza Backer

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    Hi Oez
    Not sure if this helps but saw your site/message so a few pics of v10 ..(just started to drive the car lol so)
    00launch01.jpeg fw22.jpeg 00launch02.jpeg FW22
    18,000-19,000 RPM Screamer!

    The Williams FW22 was the car that the Williams Formula One team used to compete in the 2000 Formula One season. It marked the first year of the team's collaboration with BMW as an engine supplier, a partnership that would last for the next five seasons; this was also the first Formula One car since 1987 to use BMW engines.

    An evolution of the previous season's FW21, the FW22 proved to be extremely promising in the hands of the young but experienced Ralf Schumacher, and the English rookie Jenson Button. In the FW22 the latter became the youngest driver to that date to have scored a World Championship point, at the 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix. Schumacher scored three podium finishes, enabling the team to take a comfortable third place in the Constructors' Championship, behind the dominant Ferrari and McLaren teams.

    The FW22 also marked the return of a blue and white livery with the new Compaq sponsorship, after two years in red with Winfield.

    00launch01.jpeg
     
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  18. Alwin Papegaaij

    Alwin Papegaaij Member

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    Great work! Just bookmarked it.
    Was looking for info of the shifter of the sprintrace. The animation in-car shows Flappy paddles, but it also has a stick moving.

    Onboard footage show that both shifters were used at some point
     
  19. Harvey Mushman

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    Excellent!! Huge thanks for your hard work! Much appreciated...
     
  20. oez

    oez Mayor of Long Beach

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    Thank you all for the kind comments! @Maser V6 thanks for the research. I use in-game shots, but will store the background info. What sources did you use for that btw?

    Content updates
    • Caterham 620R image (alink)
    • F-V10 Gen 1 image (alink)
    • F-V10 McLaren MP4/12 image (alink)
    • F-V12 image (steelcast27)
    • F-Classic G2 M3 image (steelcast27)
    • F-Classic G3 M1-3 images (alink)
    • Copa Fusca image (alink)
    • M6 GT3 image (alink)
    • 911 GT3 image (alink)
    • 911 Cup 4.0 image (alink)
    • M-B CLK LM image (alink)
    • McLaren F1 GTR image (alink)
    • Kart 125cc image (alink)
    • Ultima GTR Race image (Steelcast27)
    Thank you for your contributions!
     
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