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Beginners guide to Assetto Corsa?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat Room' started by Beddall, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Beddall

    Beddall Rookie

    Hey,
    Is there a beginners guide or something similar for this game?
    I'm not looking for racing tips, or how to race or anything to do with the racing part, but more specifically where things are in the game etc.
    For instance, I see the game appears to rely a lot on modded / user content. Is there somewhere that tells me where I can get these, how to install them and get them working? for tracks and cars...
    What other types of modded content are there? or there offline championships or anything against AI racers?
    A guide to the different apps... or user created apps ..
    I bought the Sim through steam and although there seams to be an enormous wealth of content, it all seems to be hidden behind a wall of "knowing what you are looking for beforehand".. as a new player it's not intuitive as to where all this stuff is.
    example.. I was trying to set up a race with the AI yesterday and I could only choose from about 7 tracks... even though no filters were in place etc. if i used the tags to search by country there were more, but if i hadn't done that I would still think there are only 7 tracks.
    I hear The Content Manager mentioned a lot. is this something I need?
    I finally got my triple monitor setup working with AC... it really helps if they are all the same size.. and I was hoping to give it a good go over Christmas.... so any info , or directions.. or anything... would be very welcome :)
     
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  3. Enzo Martin

    Enzo Martin Racer

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  4. Beginners guide to Assetto Corsa.....

    1. Buy it
    2. Enjoy it
     
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  5. patrod

    patrod Simracer

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  6. V8_KB

    V8_KB Alien

  7. Install Content Manager before anything else. Learn how to navigate the functions in CM and don't even bother with the vanilla launcher ever again.
     
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  8. MrDeap

    MrDeap Hardcore Simmer

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  9. isamu

    isamu Racer


    Does Content Manager allow you to install mods easier than the traditional copy and paste method. I still have a bunch of mods in .zip format and it's kinda a pain in the *** to unzip them, then go into each individual sub-folder and copy and paste over to the cars/tracks folder.
     
  10. Andy-R

    Andy-R Alien

    If you use WinRAR the last 8 or 10 folders you unpacked to will be in the drop down. Unless you are unpacking a lot of stuff your frequently used AC folders should be in there.
     
  11. isamu

    isamu Racer

    Im using b1 archive. I can unpack zip files into seperate folders which is nice, and Im sure Winar can do the same. Does Winrar allow you to place subfolders from different zip files into one directory?
     
  12. MrDeap

    MrDeap Hardcore Simmer

    I had compatibility issue using WinRAR on racedepartment zipped files. I recommend using 7-zip.
     
  13. Andy-R

    Andy-R Alien

    Im not sure Im afraid.
     
  14. Turk

    Turk Alien

    I use racedepartment for mods, they don't have all the mods but it's a somewhat curated selection minus the shyte. A site every sim racer should have bookmarked.

    Other than that I'd just ask here, someone will have an answer for you pretty quickly, it's much easier than searching for content.
     
  15. isamu

    isamu Racer

    It appears Content Manager allows direct installation from assettocorsa.club, which is extremely convenient! Wish RD would implement such a feature.
     
  16. isamu

    isamu Racer

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Content Manager allows you to install mods on nearly one click by simply dragging and dropping the zip file into the CM Mods menu!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHY DIDN'T YOU GUYS TELL ME THIS!!!!!!!!!!

    This needs to be a sticky!!!!!!!!!!! Why are people even suggesting unpacking and unzipping files when there is no need?!?!?!! Simply drag and drop them into CM and voila.....mod is installed!
     
  17. André57

    André57 Racer

    I have create a folder on desktop that i use as a buffer and a short cut for Ac car and track folders so it is easy to drag and drop mod files in. this way is less anoying.

    Hope it help a bit.

    Sorry for my bad English. (I'm french canadian :))
     
  18. Andy-R

    Andy-R Alien

    That sounds more difficult to me. You have to open CM and open your DL folder. I just open the .RAR from my browser download tab where it just finished downloading, press the drop down arrow and select car, track or main folder.
     
  19. patrod

    patrod Simracer

    Because it's better to know what you are copying ! :) Just to avoid the files replacement that you don't want. Always check first the mod you're going to install.
     
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  20. Mogster

    Mogster Alien

    I’d say AC “relies” on mod content much less than any other PC driving/racing sim I’ve used. For a new user there’s tons of official content available.

    That’s not to say there aren’t some great mods available though, apps especially.
     
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  21. Andy-R

    Andy-R Alien

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