Forest Mansion 1 (Redux)

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  • Unique foldername ccastle1
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  • Release date 2024-03-14
  • Version from 2024-03-12
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  • RVW-ID 39757
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  • Score
    82/100 (10 votes)
  • Unconventional car?
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  • Total weight kg
  • Acceleration m/s²
  • Construction 3D Modeling (Original)
  • Track difficulty Easy
  • Track length 358 m
  • Reverse version available? Yes
  • Time trial times available? Yes
  • Practice mode star available? Yes
  • Online multiplayer compatible?

    This is the remake version of one of my first tracks I ever made.
    That uses some things (instances, textures ...) from other tracks.
    Thank to Florian (FK02) for support my work.

    Watch the Forest Mansion Trailer here!


4 comments on “Forest Mansion 1 (Redux)

  1. In some ways this track is an improvement over the original, without a doubt. Graphically it’s on another level than the classic Forest Mansion, the tunnel is brightened up and widened, making the most grating part of the original easier to navigate, and the oncoming traffic segment has been removed, taking out the most chaotic element of the track.

    But in all honesty, whats been added makes this change a massive downgrade for me personally. Barring the inside of the tunnel, which is the one part of the track that became effectively wider than the original, the rest of the track was significantly narrowed down, and doorways made much smaller to slip through and easier to get stuck on an edge. Not to mention power ups easily clog up large portions of the track, something that was already possible in the original, but now actual races are just awful for me even as an offline player, as you cant go five inches without hitting a bomb or oil, and the AI is just clogging up the narrow racing line and making getting around a nuisance, especially in larger vehicle.

    The graphics look nicer, but the outside of the manor honestly feels like it lost some of the charm of the original, the classic version was GORGEOUES outside the front entrances, I love love loved that bit, it looked enchanting. Now its looks more like an abandoned forest mansion rather than some mystical woodland manor, and it fits the track name more I suppose, but it just feels like a big step down, especially when the tracks like Mansion and Battered Mansion are already pulling off the same abandoned house theme, appearing a bit more lively and out front actually gave it some standout character.

    The most boring part of the original track, the tunnel, was actually LENGTENED as well, and it lacks any of the props or objects to add even a bit of character down there this time around. Its easier to see and drive and there now, which is good, but thematically the last thing I want to be doing in a spooky mansion track is spending most of the lap in some featureless crawlspace. Combined with the removal of the bathroom, you spend even LESS time in the actual Forest Mansion this time around, you drive through the library and then its off to crawlspace city and the forest for you.

    And the worst thing? This track completely replaces the original. I can’t even redownload the one I actually enjoyed, its been saved over in-game and delisted on here.

    I applaud the effort on its own that went into this in of itself, and wanting to go back and give an old work a face-lift, and the lightning and graphical improvements are fantastic, but I will be replacing this as well as the remake of the 2nd with the original as soon as I find a copy of the originals file.

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  2. Great track like other 2 Fores Mansions. There is a bug when you start single player match with 16 cars, on reversed version, with big car for example Panga, you will instantly fall down the stairs. I think the solution for this problem can be to slightly move starting line to the front.

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  3. I like this track, the library section is quite tight so the line there is a bit more suited to slower cars. It reminds me of “At Home by ali” a little bit. Combines some small jumps and bumps with corners and 180 turns as well, where the tree roots make for a blind obstacle you have to take into account. Good track

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  4. Great track! You really improved your modeling skills if we compare this with the original Forest Mansion tracks. Keep up the good work!

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