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F1 1997 Season Mod Part 1 0.5

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:::::::::::1997 MOD:::::::::::
First of all, special thanks to people who helped with the mod. Would not have been possible wirhout their help.
@needforspeedgamer for the steering wheels, and driver pictures
@Millsy24 for his Old Silverstone mod, which I used here
@Jarvis , for testing out the AI pace against player and the handling model
@remydeleeuw, for letting me know how to use the ryder bxml converter, and also for trying to help me with AI stalls at the start (which unlike F1 2012 didn't work)
@Geckarbor5LP, for the base textures of Sauber, McLaren, and Jordan.
@Steven Poirier for helmets, and later pitcrew, racecrew and driver suits once I convert them from F1 2012
@Matt Drummond, for letting me use his 7 tracks mod.
@Melphiz, for the NO DRS mod for F1 2013 that works on this game too.

What is included in the mod?
-All the cars, all the drivers (apart from Lola), with realistic performances
-17 race calendar in their order, including Jerez, Nurburgring (as Luxembourg GP and not as German GP) and Imola
-Includes different tracks to replace Argentina and France: Brands is Argentina and Delhi is France
-Revised handling (for those using the steering wheel)
-Helmets for every driver
-AI improved in dry pace, and made slower in wet.
-Bridgestone tyres
-Tyre wear reduced
-DRS disabled for all tracks


-It is recommended to run lean fuel mixture in wet conditions
-going to RACE ONLY can produce a strange/random grid
It is recommended to NOT use the RACE ONLY option in the race weekend, but run some type of qualifying
Full qualifying is also not recommended
, as there was only one qualifying session in this era.
-The modern points scoring system is used as I can't change it.
-In case you can't complete the evaluation test without a game crash, use CTRL to skip it!
-I saw some amazing track updates over here, definetly worth a check to enhance the experience of the mod :)

I could not fit this within the 300MB regulation, so I have to split it to two parts
1) Download the 1997 mod part 1 by Milos (me)
2) Extract the .7z file you downloaded
3) Drag the extracted files into your game folder, overwrite
4) Download the 1997 mod part 2 by Milos (me)
5) Extract the .7z you downloaded
6) Drag the extracted files into your game folder, overwrite
7) START A NEW SAVE GAME (as it will likely corrupt your old one), and enjoy!

There is a crash fix included, you should not install it unless your game is crashing on Imola, Jerez and the tracks imported from F1 2013. Full instructions on how to install are in the part 2 mod overview section.

It is important to extract first part 1 and then part 2!


If anyone makes a youtube video featuring the mod, I'd appreciate it if you linked the mod in the video description. Thanks!

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Easily one of the best mods I have ever seen for a game which is now 9 years old and was consider the worst F1 game of the modern era, absolutely phenomenal work you and the others have put into this, the nostalgia is very real as this was the year I started watching F1 too. If I can give 50 stars I would.
Best mod ever <3
Excelente trabajo, te felicito, se nota mucho la dedicación que le pusiste al juego
Hi @Milos, could you let me use Jan Magnussen helmet in your mod to make an option for my 1998 mod for F1 2013 game? Thanks in advance and by the way, fantastic mod!
Helmets weren't made by me, and I don't think the author is around nowadays, but I put his name in the mod desc so you can try to contact him. If you need to use anything else made by me however (not listed in the mod desc) you can. Good luck
I remember playing F1 1997 in my old PS1 back in the late 90's. The teams, drivers and everything else is perfect!
Bravo and thank you for making this MOD for us!
Brilliant job!
Very good job!
Even with the gamepad handling, the cars understeer like crazy in circuits like jerez, catalunya, silverstone, brands hatch and delhi, even with very high downforce setups.
What should i do to improve this situation?
Excellent mod! I had to re-download it right now (not your fault) and now it doesn't have the engine sound of 1997 anymore. What mistake did I make?
Very good quality! Enjoy it!
The Best f1 mod i´ve ever seen
awesome mod
amazing mod!
First of all congratulations for the work its amazingly well done :). I have a problem in game, the team names and driver pictures are still from the 2014 game. thanks!!
Great mod but Irvine is was born in Northern Ireland so in saying that should have GBR Flag
WOW, great job mate...Can I play a career with this mod?
yes, though I need to solve two bugs very soon
Great mod :D
Can i play it in multiplayer if my friends also download it?
It's possible using Hamachi and Tunngle I think, maybe.
This mod is perfect . I have a question. Why when I play my career tires are constantly cold , I can not achieve the temperature and brakes so I have to push it a lot before the brake.
Would you be ok with me making a video for my channel? :)
No problem Alex! :)
dude can you update the photos of the drivers please??
I have..

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