The NurburgRig - OC3D Racing Series?

The NurburgRig

The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay  


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It seems hard to believe but "The NurburgRig" has been complete for almost a year, its been mentioned to us that we never really gave it enough of the limelight at the time. With cases and hardware continually moving on, and the Orca project nearing completion, it has been discussed that it may be time to take a fresh look at the racing rig.

It would be rude for us to discuss any possible new rig before giving the old girl a good airing first so lets take a look at what was done. We took a completely stock off the shelf retail standard 100% original (get the point yet?) BitFenix Shinobi and decided it was in need of some modding love. Its low price makes it accessible for many an aspiring customiser and the classic layout also lent itself to the ideas we had in mind.
    

The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay     The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay


We wanted to try and keep the mods done on the case sensible. We thought something subtle and not costing a months wages would be far more in keeping with the design and the RRP of the stock case. After some debate white carbon fibre effect 3M Di-Noc was chosen to adorn parts of the outside and the custom panels we would have made for the internals.

The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay     The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay  
The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay     The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay

  
When first built it housed a Gigabyte UD7 with an i7 2700K running at 5GHz. Keeping this cool was an XSPC RX240 water cooling kit we custom fitted in the front of the case with Mayhems Pastel coolant. A Gigabyte GTX580 was the GPU it started its life with along with some colour co-ordinated white Corsair Vengeance LP ram, BitFenix Alchemy cable extensions and Spectre fans. 

The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay     The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay  

The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay     The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay

  
If you were willing to put the effort in you could easily put this rig together in a weekend including doing all the mods. Sure we did this for ourselves initially but it yet again goes to show you don't have to settle for a stock box that looks like everyone else's. Carefully selected parts and well planned mods no matter how minor can make a huge impact.

So that's the case, what does the whole rig look like I hear you cry? Well okay let's take a look.

The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay     The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay

The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay     The NurburgRig - NFS Shift Gameplay

So that's the rig, would you like to see some game play? Ok Ok.... We will start with NFS Shift, many purists will not like it but let us explain what we are thinking by bringing this all back up. We are considering either a lap time competition where we set a lap time and then to be in with a chance of winning prizes you have to beat our time (shouldn't be too hard for most people!) or another idea we had though was OC3D Racing nights where we all meet up online and have some closed group racing sessions. This makes things much more personal but harder for a wider audience to all join in. For now this is all open for discussion in the forum thread so we can decide between us which option is best for all of us.

See the videos below to see the fun we have had practising over the weekend!

 

 

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08-11-2012, 08:17:44

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...062205241l.jpg

OC3D Racing Series....? We dust off The NurburgRig to test the water with you guys on a regular competition / racing night we could hold.


Continue ReadingQuote

08-11-2012, 08:45:32

dipzy
I'd be up for some OC3D racing nights, need to start getting some practice Quote

08-11-2012, 09:58:54

tinytomlogan
Its something I have a interest in gaming wise so it would be nice to share it with forum members. VB likes a good wheel game too so could be a great way for the natives to play with the staff (in a non kinky way this time)Quote

08-11-2012, 10:39:47

dugdiamond
i rate myself above average in ALL NFS titles, F1-2012, Forza3/4, Dirt2/3 and GranTurismo5.

i am ready to set some competitive times

edit: without above fancy steering aid - joypad only for me

just watched the vids - who thinks they are Colin McRae???Quote

08-11-2012, 10:48:00

Yeren
PITA as i have the wheel on the PS3 and not the PC. saying that is it a USB connection so should be compatible. just dont have the titles on the PC either lol. love my racing games.Quote

08-11-2012, 10:59:11

ugiboy
Hi, I will also be up for a "racing night" as long as you guys don't laugh at how bad I am..lolQuote

08-11-2012, 10:59:20

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yeren View Post
PITA as i have the wheel on the PS3 and not the PC. saying that is it a USB connection so should be compatible. just dont have the titles on the PC either lol. love my racing games.

No excuse its normally mega cheap on steam for Shift.Quote

08-11-2012, 11:01:01

PetrolHead247
I'd love some OC3D racing nights, would be great fun

Some standard races, time trial events and maybe some drifting events too on a variety of games? Would be awesomeQuote

08-11-2012, 11:01:54

dugdiamond
it would be epicly hilarious if everyone beat TTL's times.

get practising lads *sniggers*Quote

08-11-2012, 11:06:32

ugiboy
Hi, I play shift 2 with a xbox controller, but when my new rig is completed it is going in my front room so I will be buying a new wheel etc. never had one before so don't know what to buy. Any suggestions please? CheersQuote

08-11-2012, 11:41:57

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by dugdiamond View Post
it would be epicly hilarious if everyone beat TTL's times.

get practising lads *sniggers*
Id be happy if they did, I wont get any better always being at the front!Quote

08-11-2012, 11:47:14

nepas
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Id be happy if they did, I wont get any better always being at the front!
Didn't I beat you on shift(only on a few tracks though lol)?I seem to remember you been on my friends list.

This sounds like it could be a hoot,time to download and install shift and shift 2 againQuote

08-11-2012, 11:59:54

Master&Puppet
This sounds awesome. One thing thing this community lacks is a bit of dedication to the OC3D gaming tag which is a bit surprising given the number of gamers here. The BF3 clan kind of drifted in and out of existence which was a shame.

Have to admit to never playing shift or any race game seriously on a pc but it can't be that hard right :PQuote

08-11-2012, 12:32:07

ugiboy
I find ALL games hard, especially the ones where you run around shoot lolQuote

08-11-2012, 12:38:18

CPMFW
oc3d race night what a great idea... well up for this Quote

08-11-2012, 13:16:48

seumasbeathan
May be up for this Quote

08-11-2012, 13:51:29

SavageCupcake
Definately up for this. only use my wheel for gt5 atm. Would be nice to see how bad i am :PQuote

08-11-2012, 17:58:39

Yeren
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
No excuse its normally mega cheap on steam for Shift.

then when i get home form work i will have a little goosey for themQuote

08-11-2012, 18:22:13

SPS
Would be nfs shift just for this! Racing games are epic!Quote

09-11-2012, 07:10:52

sheroo
Might have to dust off my G25...Quote

09-11-2012, 10:00:21

The Orange One
I'd definately be up for this! I Think it's an Amazing Idea!Quote

09-11-2012, 16:01:08

Josh Weston
Hope you record this, Tom. Or some of you, at least. I can't take part on the basis that I really, really suck, but it should be a fun watch.
Ever thought about live streaming? Quote

09-11-2012, 16:39:09

nepas
Just reinstalled this and have thrown a few graphics mods into it as well.

O my...... I forgot how GOOD this thing could look(the 'Ring at dawn with the mist and the bright sunlight coming over the trees is epic!!!!)Quote

09-11-2012, 17:41:04

tinytomlogan
I cant mod Im on steam. Its the best platform for trying to get the multiplayer working!Quote

09-11-2012, 18:00:59

nepas
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
I cant mod Im on steam. Its the best platform for trying to get the multiplayer working!
There are ways to do it,will dig up the posts with how to add the graphics mods to the steam version if you want.Quote

10-11-2012, 11:31:35

nepas
to mod shift you need to do the following:

Backup your shift folder first.

Quote:
For several Need for Speed Shift mods you need to unpack the game files.
In order to do so, just copy the following files into your game's directory:

- game_unpack.bat
- nfsshift.bms
- quickbms.exe

Then run 'game_unpack.bat'.(go make a cuppa,it may take a while.)

Once the game is unpacked, you can use these new unpacked files by adding
the "-loose" parameter to your shift.exe shortcut. Make a new shortcut on
shift.exe, then click on right mouse -> properties and in the line
"target" add " -loose".

After that you should be able to start the game with this shortcut.
Once you have that you need to get the JSGME(JameSoft Generic Mod Enabler),extract that to the shift folder and run once.

After that is done close it and then add any mods you get into the MODS folder that is part of JSGME.

JSGME.7z
http://www41.zippyshare.com/v/2423962/file.html

Shift-Unpack.zip
http://www41.zippyshare.com/v/9587735/file.html

That is how mine looks after been unpacked and with the mod enabler in the folder(that one called DLC_Pack contains Ferrari's).

Now you can go to Nogrip or race department to get some mods.Quote

20-12-2012, 16:45:21

OcSurfer
ill be up for a race!Quote

07-02-2013, 13:01:23

seumasbeathan
Any of you still up for this? I just ordered a new wheel and would love to race with some of you guys Quote

07-02-2013, 13:26:16

nepas
I am!!Quote

07-02-2013, 13:29:18

seumasbeathan
I have also just ordered one of these - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...:X:RTQ:GB:1123

Im gonna get back into racing again now xD Not raced properly for a whileQuote

07-02-2013, 13:31:00

OcSurfer
ill just stick to my fanatec wheel on the desk, does the same job :PQuote
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