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How to get into Assetto Corsa with mods

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Assetto Corsa is a simulator made by Kunos Simulazioni. Released in 2014, the simulator attempts to recreate real-life driving experience in realistic environment.

While the game is geared towards hardcore simracers, Assetto Corsa manages to gain playerbase beyond the group. This is due to the fact that the simulator is heavily mod-supported, enabling players to make mods to be put into the game as they wish.

Ever wondered how does it feel to cruise on the highway of Tokyo in car of your dreams? How does it feel to drive Takumi Fujiwara’s AE86 Trueno from Initial D on mountain roads? That is possible with mods and this is what Assetto Corsa is known for.

Assetto Corsa in its vanilla base is a well-made simulator. If you’re into more intense driving experience, however, the only means to achieve it is mods. Available mods consist of additional vehicles, tracks, and game-enhancing apps. Keep in mind, some mods require you to buy one of its DLC packs

If you are interested to get into Assetto Corsa and its mods, don’t worry I’ve got you. Here are some protips for you.


Get the PC version

As of now, Assetto Corsa is available for PC and consoles (PS4 and Xbox One). In contrast with the PC version, the console versions is not moddable.

If you’re into modding the game as you like, the better pick is the PC version. Unless you are already satisfied with the simulator experience being offered by the console versions, of course.

Get Content Manager

Should you already have Assetto Corsa installed on PC, you want to install Content Manager (CM). Content Manager is an alternative launcher to the game built-in one.

Content Manager allows you to run Assetto Corsa in more convenient way. It doesn’t stop there, the launcher also has extended features and plugins that will increase gameplay and playability of the game.

CM also enables you to install mods without hassle, simply by dragging the mod files (in either .zip and .rar format) into CM. Additional features in Content Manager are but not limited to: mod management and custom shaders patch (CSP).

You can get either download the app here. There are two versions: lite version and full version which you can get by donating any amount of money to the developers. While the lite version already has plenty of features, the full version gives you exclusive access to pre-release contents and most importantly, the ability to set up your own public and private server.


Get Sol, Custom Shaders Patch, & Filter

If you’re into in-game photography, you’re going to need these additional apps: Sol, Custom Shaders Patch (CSP), & PP filter.

Using Sol & CSP allows you to boost graphics, making Assetto Corsa graphically more beautiful and realistic. They not only offer graphic enhancement but also special effects such as weather and particles FX creating a more dynamic environment. You can also enable car extensions such as turning signals and working odometers.

PP filter, on the other hand, allows you to enhance the looking of the photographic shots you take. Some filters enable you to take photorealistic shots. One of the recommended filter is Immersive Filter. You can download the filter here

Where Can I Get One?

Wondering where you can get all the mods? Fortunately, these mods have been circulated on the internet, you can get one in either online forums or websites. But I still got you, here are my recommended websites to download mods available:

1. Race Deparment: https://www.racedepartment.com/

2. AC Drifting Pro: https://acdriftingpro.com/

3. Assettoland: https://www.assettoland.net/

4. AC Mods: https://acmods.net/

5. Assetto Corsa Club: https://assettocorsa.club/

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