Assetto Corsa is perhaps one of the most realistic sim racing games on the market.
But perhaps its biggest selling point amongst gamers is its support for customisation and moddability. Thanks to the ever-growing creation of new cars and tracks by the game's modding community, Assetto Corsa is a truly vast racing experience.
But just how do you install mods in Assetto Corsa? We're here to show you.
Where to find mods for Assetto Corsa
First of all, you need to find a good place to download your Assetto Corsa mods.
A quick Google search will show you there's plenty of websites out there that host mods for the game. For this example, we're using the highly reputable Race Department website, as they have a pretty wide selection of mods and they can be sorted by type: Career, Sounds, Apps, Cars, Tracks, Misc and Skins.
Assetto Corsa content folder location
Before you do anything else, make sure you back up your Assetto Corsa files and folders; you never know what could happen to them, and it's better to be safe than sorry!
So, before you download any new cars or tracks, you need to find where you'll want to unload your mod content. The relevant folder can be found here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\assettocorsa\content
As you can see, the folder you want is called 'content'. Most mods will probably come with some instructions on where to place the files, but typically they can go in the folders inside the 'content' folder. For example, there's sperate folders for 'cars', 'skins' and 'tracks'.
Once you know where to drop your mods, it's then a case of downloading the content that takes your fancy and dragging it into the 'content' folder.
Assetto Corsa Content Manager
Confused? That's ok.
There's an easier way to install mods, but first you'll need to download the application called Content Manager from AssettoCorsa.Club.
Essentially, it's a cleaner and easier way of managing your mods for Assetto Corsa. There’s a free version of the app, as well as a full version which can be downloaded by donating any amount to the team behind it (it's a bit like buying a Radiohead album, but not really).
As well as a handy management hub for your mods, Content Manager can help you organise your cars, car skins, showrooms, fonts, weathers and other types of content. There's also a repair tool for obsolete car mods or mods with common errors.