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DRM 3.0 Nordschleife Rain – The Mod that could have been

DRM 3.0 Revival Mod

When it comes to rFactor mods, the DRM revival mod by the DRM modding team is still king as far as many sim racers out there are concerned. This beautifully created reenactment of the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft  or DRM in short, is proof of the fact that passion and dedication used to be the driving force behind most modding projects. Sadly enough the days of modding and Sim Racing community’s have changed. Not always for the better.

In November 2013 the DRM modding Team announced that the updated DRM-Revival MOD V3.0 would not be released for rFactor and rFactor2. (Read the original post here) The reason for this cancellation can be found in modding ethics, mod ripping and payware mods becoming common practise. There have been a lot of discussions on various forums regarding this topic, and many of these discussions and comment sessions did turn into flame wars, and troll sessions. Not exactly a motivating environment for modding teams, when demotivation started the problem in the first place. As we said before, lets hope we will see the DRM 3.0 as a public release soon or later.

To give us an idea of what we are missing, renowned sim racer 6e66o posted a great video showing us the DRM 3.0 in action on the classic Nordschleife track. An amazing video to say the least, because he is doing it in the rain. This wet weather version is created using the RFE (Rain) Plugin: http://symracing.net/ in rFactor.  The music in this video is by Zack Hemsey

For those who are not familiar with this awesome mod, check out some more DRM Revival posts on Bsimracing.

The fast and spectacular turbocharged DRM cars where raced from 1972 to 1985. The DRM championship was regarded as one of the most important German motor racing series of its time. Running on tracks such as the Nurburgring, Hockenheimring, Norisring and the Belgian Circuit Zolder. The Group 5 series was divided into 2 groups. Division 1 was made up by iconic cars as the Porsche 935 Turbo, Lancia Beta Monte Carlo Turbo and the Zakspeed Turbo Ford Capri’s with engines ranging from 2000 cm ³ up to 4000 cm ³ and Division 2 cars with less then 2000 cm ³  like the Zakspeed Ford Escort, BMW 320i.  Many of the drivers did become household names in the international racing scene. Hans Heyer, Rolf Stommelen, Klaus Ludwig, Mamfred Winkelhock, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Harald Ertl and Toine Hesemans, to name a few.

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