Assetto Corsa is arguably an out of date game but it maintains a strong following and mod community. For drifting, it’s become a de-facto sim for the PC. This article will go into basic setup to get you into the official Summit Point Assetto Corsa Server.
Prerequisites – What do I need?
Assetto Corsa is a PC based game. IE Not PS4/XBone. Purchase the $20 option. The other options are simply expansion packs – https://store.steampowered.com/app/244210/Assetto_Corsa/
Cars – Tando Buddies’ pro/am cars – https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QQVFPPxXK_hHFkx-Px9LyRMYunLaj4gk&fbclid=IwAR0Odw_CLfjPcM2-3zBJu8mnoDzv7gx5zwhb28rxlFHkfA2xn-MXRoPiUS8
Summit Point Raceway (4/13/2020) – https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ud8ZUYuQRwiCNXltBNgidlrn5gchqjdN
Old Dominion Speedway (4/6/2020) – https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ju6rAqZO1PlRGVmz0n7Oa28Zx0Gatj2t
Server IP address: 22.214.171.124:8338
Optional but suggested is the content manager. It will let you get into games online without having to go through the game UI. It also helps you save presets, mark favorite servers, and see what assets you’re missing BEFORE you join the server – https://assettocorsa.club/content-manager.html
Installing the Cars and Tracks
By default, steam installs assetto into the following folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\assettocorsa
Cars should be unzipped into the “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\assettocorsa\content\cars” directory and tracks into the “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\assettocorsa\content\tracks”
The kn5 file name must match the folder name and be in the root directory of that track. Also, don’t worry, the texture folder and fbx files are from my local development. You shouldn’t have those.
Joining the Server
Download and put the content manager exe file anywhere desired. Google around for how to best set this up for you. But to join the server, click the online tab and ensure the following options are selected:
From there, click the + at the bottom of the screen and input our IP address (126.96.36.199:8338)
From here, the server should show up. If not, check the previous screen shot to make sure empty and missing servers show up.
From there, pick a car on the right and click join at the bottom. Also, click the favorite button to show up this server in your favorites tab.
If the server doesn’t show up, try searching for “summit point raceway” or “Drift nirvana” under the kunos tab.
If the server shows up but won’t let you join, the right tab should show you what assets you’re missing.
If you join the server but get a “checksum failed” error, you might have an old version of the track or improperly installed it. Try deleting the track folder and unzipping it from the latest version.
Setting Up Your Car
The tando pro/am cars are high horse power. The number keys at the top of the keyboard can lower the boost levels for you. 1 will lower them to non pro/am hp levels. 6 seems to be a base setting. I leave mine on 100% (0).
3.9 or 4.1 gearing works on most cars. Comp tires are compulsory.