RaceRoom Racing Experience - [S3] J-F
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghddQqlJ4lY

Road America has been released and an update to RaceRoom has been deployed.

Here is the changelog of this update:

Game:
  • Multiplayer - Garage assignment should now result in a lot less spawning inside several other cars.
  • Multiplayer - Fixed for a second time the gear selection that resets on starting grid after everyone is ready (aka “the Franconen bug”)
  • Multiplayer - Fixed a case where a close finish between two players with latency (ping) higher than the gap between their cars would result in one of them not registering the race finish and allowed one more lap.
  • AI - Further improved spatial awareness
  • AI - AI cars now embark varying amount of fuel in practice and qualify sessions.
  • AI - Improved their pitstop strategy decisions (starting fuel, number of stops)
  • AI - AI drivers now have a random performance factor to avoid having always the same AI’s winning most championships.
  • AI - Nordschleife Tourist AI cars finishing a lap now longer remain idle in the parking area.
  • Thrustmaster - Updated API version / Added support for leds and automated the fetching of the wheel range
  • Removed the Pitstop cancel button if the player is in the pitlane to prevent mistakes.
  • Pit menu navigation - “Menu Up” and “Menu Down” commands no longer wrap vertically
  • Further improved performance when changing values on the car setup screen.
Sound, Physics & AI:
  • Porsche 911 GT3 R - External sounds improvements
  • Porsche Cayman GT4 CS - Reduced lift off oversteer (engine braking)
  • GTR3 Car class - BOP adjustments. Leaderboards were cleared.
  • WTCC 16/17 - More stability in the rear, reduced braking power. Also reduced the domination of Citroen by AI.
  • Audi TT cup - AI has been slowed down
  • Ford GT1 - Gearbox is now properly marked as sequential
  • Saleen S7R - Gearbox is now properly marked as sequential
  • Formula RaceRoom 2 - Now has a maximum steerlock
  • Zandvoort - AI strength adjusted
Art:
  • Chevrolet Daytona Prototype - Fixed a very bright cockpit when looking at a certain LOD level of the car
  • Porsche 991 GT3 Cup - Fixed missing labels / texture on the steering wheel
RaceRoom Racing Experience - [S3] J-F
Happy 2018 to all!

We're kicking off the year with a small hotfix update adressing some stability issues in multiplayer.

We wish you all a great year 2018!

Here are the detailed changes:

Game:
  • VR - Fixed shadows that wouldn’t render near the player
  • Fixed an issue where some dedicated servers would hang and keep showing in the game menu even though unreachable.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur on the dedicated server
  • Porsche Cayman CS should no longer start in front but instead now be properly positioned on the grid of multiclass multiplayer events.
Art:
  • Audi R8 LMS - Minor tweaks to some Audi Sport liveries
RaceRoom Racing Experience - [S3] J-F
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPJBYFmYgQQ

We have prepared the game for the release of 3 Porsche cars. The release will take place tomorrow 21st December

Here is the changelog of the update that was deployed:

Game:
  • Added a default profile for Fanatec CSL Elite PS4
  • Added a new selector for the strength of the collision effects in the FFB options menu
  • VR - Added an optional start-up argument to make the monitor presentation of the VR session be toggled on from the start, without needing to use the keybind. Mostly used for events or regular streamers. Add "monitor" to your VR start-up argument, for example "-vr 1.5 monitor" to toggle on the monitor presentation.
  • VR and Triple Screen - Fixed an issue with skydome being offset vertically as well as appearing broken in rearview mirrors on large track scenes like the Nuerburgring.
  • Triple Screen - Tweaked clip plane value for camera to avoid seeing cut objects, at the cost of some flickering in the distance.
  • AI - further improvements to make AI more careful around pit-entry, decreasing risk of AI overtaking a pitting car on wrong side of path
  • AI - further improvements of AI side-by-side logic
  • AI - Improved their decision making in changing tyres or not when having to refuel in a non mandatory pitstop race
  • Potential fix for a 64-bit crash when entering a race with triple screen enabled, after applying changes to graphics options.
  • Fixed a crash reported when using an OSW / DD wheel with MMOS FFB 2014 in 64-bit
  • Fixed a wrong Bosch label on the Callaway C7R virtual display.
  • Fixed an issue where the front headlights would turn off if the taillights were broken by an impact.
  • Code reworked to attempt and get rid of an issue where some controllers are sending throttle and brake inputs constantly until the user moves the wheel or a pedal.
  • Fixed a case in Spa Combined when game would think player has left the pitlane if player was leaning against the exterior wall at La Source.
  • Changed replay comment field in media hub to be multi-line. Increased max length when renaming replays to 128 and comment to 256.
Sound, Physics & AI:
  • BMW M6 GT3 - Made 5th gear a bit longer
  • BMW B6 Alpina - Bop adjustments and fuel use adjustments. Leaderboards entries with this car are wiped.
  • RUF RT12 GTR3 - Fuel use adjustments
  • Knutstorp - AI tweaks to stop them from messing up in last turns. Also made them behave better in first lap or a race.
  • Lakeview Hillclimb - Helicams (drone style) added
  • Nordschleife 24H + VLN - Fixed Action cameras switching to empty GP area in the first meters of the Nordschleife.
  • RaceRoom Raceway - Adjusted Cut Rules and AI speed tweaks for all layouts (leaderboards are wiped)
Art:
  • Brands Hatch - Fixed a hole in the ground in turn 2.
  • BMW M6 GT3 - Various matte finish tweaks
  • McLaren 650s GT3 - Various matte finish tweaks
RaceRoom Racing Experience - [S3] J-F
Hotfix

Game:

  • Fixed a crash that occurred frequently while loading into a multiplayer server
  • Fixed an issue where damaged car parts were gone after skipping through a replay
  • Fixed a crash that was spotted upon exiting a game session.
  • Fixed a crash that would sometimes occur at the end of a hillclimb run.
  • Fixed a crash that occured when servers were brought in maintenance.
  • Triple screen: Full object culling for triple screen wasn’t always working on setups where side monitors are angled lower than 30 degrees.
RaceRoom Racing Experience - [S3] J-F



Highlights of this update:
  • Audi R8 LMS is now available
  • Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R is now available
  • Mercedes AMG GT3 is now available
  • First pass at true Triple Screen support
  • 64-bit executable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytFHSNtPDs0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L0hCfJJYJE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhDkpSz-8fA

Game:
  • 64-bit executable to allow the game to use more memory
  • First pass for true triple screen support. Right now handled through startup arguments. Full details and instructions on the forums. ( LINK )
  • Game is now providing more information to all players present on a Multiplayer server whenever the server is waiting for players who are still loading into the game.
  • Added a bindable key to reset FFB while driving.
  • Hud_options.xml residing in My Documents is no longer encrypted, allowing players to edit and move HUD items around.
  • Video settings: Car Reflection Quality on High now draws reflections at full framerate.
  • Added support for Thrustmaster TS-XW Racer wheel
  • Updated Fanatec SDK to v3.2
  • Xbox One controller - changed default keybindings to match the Xbox 360 pads
  • Game no longer allows to drive a sequential gearbox car with an H-shifter. H-Shifter users no longer need to change the H-Pattern gearbox option manually depending on the car they picked. They can now always leave the option always enabled and let the game decide when to use it or not.
  • Damage system - Fixed a case where the point of impact would not translate properly to the visual damage (for example formula cars were hard to damage visually)
  • Damage system - Fixed an issue where car deformations could sometimes switch on and off when going backwards in a replay
  • Damage system - Prevented detachable parts of the cars from detaching when mechanical damage is disabled (to prevent loss of downforce after losing a wing)
  • Damage system - Fixed detachable parts randomly disappearing in replays or being visible when they shouldn’t.
  • Damage system - Fixed damage not being visually repaired for opponents in multiplayer after the opponent returned to garage to fix it.
  • Fixed some issues with the 8-shaped layout of Suzuka where cameras or blue flag detections could be confused by the crossing section.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would fail to restart the engine if the player cancelled the pitstop right after confirming it.
  • Fixed an issue where the game could start stuttering when playing long replay files.
  • Fixed an issue where a traffic cone would be sometimes visible in a seemingly odd location when playing a replay
  • Fixed car class specific pitstop actions that could sometimes not trigger in multiplayer
  • Fixed a case where Fanatec CSW 2.5 would be listed twice in controller profiles menu and would not be recognized after being turned off and on again while driving.
  • Fixed so Opponent Strength setting is now properly used in Free Practice mode (was always using adaptive AI setting)
  • Fixed missing results at the end of a race session on single lap layouts such as Nordschleife Tourist.
  • Fixed an issue where lap timer would randomly stop on a Hillclimb run after restarting several times in a row.
  • Fixed an issue where performing a pitstop at Anderstorp could sometimes result in a cut track penalty.
  • Fixed a case where the game could sometimes show an Off Track Warning (Black and white flag) for a split second.
  • Fixed a case where the player could on some occasion be wrongfully asked to give back one position for overtaking under yellow.
  • Fixed visual suspension vibration of NSU TTS opponents in Multiplayer
  • Fixed a label on the HUD during warmup session that was wrongly stating “Position”
  • Fixed a case where attempting to close the game window while in a replay would prevent exiting the game normally.
  • Fixed an issue with the Bosch DDU7 data display where its white variant would feature some data in green that was hard to read.
  • Fixed an issue with the Bosch DDU8 data display where the gear indicator could sometimes remain red.
  • Fixed an issue with the data display in the BMW M235i Racing where fuel amount wouldn’t show the proper unit until player adjusted fuel. Fixed the fuel gauge not matching up.
  • Fixed an issue where the Pitlane limiter notification wasn’t showing on the KTM data display
  • Fixed an issue where a white flag warning would show during rolling start procedures
  • Removed “Allowed to overtake” related text from yellow flag HUD elements since many users reported the extra information led to confusion.

Sound, Physics & AI:
  • AI - Improved overall behavior when racing in a pack. Stress factor reduced, and improved on the tendency to sometimes turn into the player car.
  • AI - Rate for AI calculations is now increased for AI’s in the direct vicinity of the player
  • AI - Fixed an issue on tracks like Zolder where an AI willing to enter the pitlane would easily disregard the presence of other cars on the racing line.
  • AI - Modified the DRS activation logic to allow DRS on all tracks
  • AI - Increased pace of AI in qualifying sessions
  • AI - If an AI car breaks down, it now clears the ideal racing line and slows down once safe to do so. If coming to a full stop within 7 meters of the track, the game will remove the car after 20 seconds.
  • AI - No longer ignoring other cars at the end of race sessions
  • AI - More respect for track limits during rolling start procedures
  • AI - Shouldn’t be caught slowing down for cars exiting pitlane anymore
  • Grip level in Practice sessions has been increased.
  • All cars now have reworked gearshift volumes and reverb effects.
  • Fixed a case where gearshift sounds were missing when driving with AI’s.
  • GTR3 Car class - Updated physics and tire model
  • Reduced the rate at which tires get dirty when driving on dirty tarmac (10% slower) and when driving on carpets, astroturf, tarmac runoffs etc (80% slower)
  • Tires now get clean at the same rate, regardless of what kind of dirt is on the tire.
  • P4/5 Competizione - New cockpit sounds, Fixed the cockpit camera that wasn’t looking straight horizontal.
  • H-pattern gearbox cars driven with Autoclutch enabled no longer get an automatic drop of throttle input upon gearshift.
  • Hockenheim - Tweaks to cut track detection
  • Indianapolis - Tweaks to cut track detection
  • Laguna Seca - Tweaks to cut track detection
  • Lausitzring - Tweaks to cut track detection
  • Portimao - Tweaks to cut track detection and some AI speed tweaks.
  • Paul Ricard - Tweaks to cut track detection and some AI speed tweaks.
  • RaceRoom Hillclimb - Fixed TV camera showing the opposite end of the course when using the reverse layout and looking at the car at the starting position
  • Sepang GP - Fixed a cut track warning when taking the last turn a bit wide. Added all alternative camera sets.
  • Sonoma Sprint - Fixed a cut track warning in the final turn

Art:
  • All cars aside from modern DTM now benefit from 360 degrees steering animation. DTM cars will have to be updated at a later point due to the need for retexturing branded driving suits and helmets.
  • All tracks using the hot weather light settings (ie: Paul Ricard) have received light adjustments
  • Bentley Continental GT3 - Moved the data display up in the cockpit
  • BMW M235i Racing - Car no longer produces visual backfires
  • BMW M6 GT3 - #7 now has its golden rims and #97 received some color balance tweaks
  • Formula RaceRoom U.S. - Reduced reflectiveness of the rims
  • KTM X-Bow RR - Car no longer produces visual backfires
  • Spa-Francorchamps - Some optimizations to improve performance on this track.
RaceRoom Racing Experience - [S3] J-F
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYarH65tS6A


Highlights of this update:
  • Imola is now available
  • Warmup sessions are now an option on dedicated servers
  • Tire compounds for Formula RaceRoom X-17 and U.S.

Game:
  • Reduced Join Lags in multiplayer
  • Fixed car-to-car collisions that could sometimes have “magnetic” effects of either repulsion or attraction.
  • Results files generated by the dedicated server now include car class information and results per class.
  • Added warmup option to dedicated servers. When multiple race sessions are enabled, a warmup will be taking place before each of them.
  • Sessions such as free practice, leaderboard challenge, competitions, “try before you buy” are now set to last much longer than anyone could reasonably have a need for (24 hours)
  • Decision to inflict Stop and Go and Drive Through penalties is now more lenient.
  • Slow Down penalties will no longer increase once the player has triggered the automatic slow down of his car.
  • Wall Riding prevention no longer triggers if player is applying pressure on the brakes at the moment of impact.
  • Graphic options : Car reflections can now be set to Low, Medium or High. High has smoother moving reflections, at the price of some performance.
  • Improved AI decision making in pitstops when it comes to tire wear and changing tires.
  • Cases like Hillclimb Icons where there are only 2 liveries in total no longer result in AI all picking the same car.
  • Custom Championship default naming now includes the car class name instead of just the date and time.
  • Resetting the car on the track now takes the raceline in consideration to avoid placing a car right on the ideal line.
  • Added variables for tire compounds in shared memory.
  • Made the “near pitlane” speed overlay warning only show up if player has requested a pitstop. Should prevent accidental occurrences on tracks where the pitlane entry is close to the ideal raceline (ie Salzburgring).
  • Added a default profile for Fanatec 2.5 wheelbase.

  • Fixed a short freeze of the game that was occuring when setting a faster lap in time attack modes.
  • Fixed a typo in a driver name “Roberto Ravaglia” (DTM 92)
  • Fixed an issue with Hockenheim alternative layouts that did not have a defined amount of turns and were messing up ranking/safety rating calculations and results in general.
  • Fixed an issue with the opponents revlimiter being too low on replays recorded in multiplayer that included a Formula RaceRoom X-17
  • Fixed an issue with cursor becoming invisible when using Mouse Steering and coming back from an instant replay.
  • Fixed an issue where player could see the menu disappear when clicking on the timing screen right at the moment of a session switch.
  • Fixed an issue where the pitlane speed overlay would remain visible on screen when finishing a race by driving through the pitlane.
  • Fixed an issue where mouse scrolling in certain menu pages wasn’t working after moving the window or changing the resolution of the game.
  • Fixed an issue with the fuel gauge in the BMW M235i Racing that could sometimes be lighting on and off.
  • Fixed an issue with the data display in the Formula RaceRoom X-17 where it would state P2P instead of DRS in Time Attack modes.
  • Fixed an issue where players could sometimes end up in Garage phase (prior to race) without having the menu visible.
  • Fixed an issue where the player’s car would sometimes use the min/max steering lock values of the previously loaded car.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would sometimes load the low detailed version of the cockpit on top of the high detailed version.
  • Fixed an issue where exiting from an instant replay while in free camera would result in a mouse cursor being visible on top of the gameplay.

Sound, Physics & AI:
  • Audi R18 : Fixed the default driving camera that was too high
  • BMW M235i Racing : New cockpit sounds, louder, grittier, gruntier.
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3 : Fixed the rearview in triple screen resolutions
  • Formula RaceRoom U.S. : 2 compounds are now available. Primary and Alternate. AI behavior and speed tweaks.
  • Formula RaceRoom X-17 : 3 compounds are now available. Soft, Medium and Hard. AI behavior and speed tweaks.

  • Chang International : updated cut detection rules
  • Nordschleife : tweaked a TV camera at Aremberg that could go behind an advertisement board.
  • Spa-Francorchamps : Fixed a TV camera that was set behind ADAC advertisement banners on Kemmel straight when driving GT Masters 2015 cars.
  • Suzuka : Fixed a cut detection around the pitlane entry of the GP layout where you could get a cut while only driving near the pitlane path.

Art:
  • BMW 134 Judd - New driver animation
  • BMW M6 GT3 : improved the yellow headlights visuals
  • Chevrolet Daytona Prototype : New driver animation
  • DMD P20 : New driver animation
  • Mistral M530 : New driver animation
  • Mistral M531 : New driver animation
  • Formula RaceRoom X-17 - New DRS animation for the rear wing. Much more visible.
RaceRoom Racing Experience - [S3] J-F
Game:
  • Fixed an issue in multiplayer where the position bar, the yellow flags and the race results were affected by players being kicked from the server during the race.
  • Fixed a data display issue where the live delta would get lost around the GP shortcut on the Nordschleife endurance layouts.
RaceRoom Racing Experience - [S3] J-F
04-08-2017 (Hotfix)

Game:

  • Fixed the reported issue with gearbox final drive setting always being 0 upon entering tracks in amateur or novice mode.
  • Fixed so pit speed overlay is now hidden when driving slower than 2.5m/s. It’s also hidden when switching camera to another car ( numpad keys + and - ).
RaceRoom Racing Experience - [S3] J-F
New content:
  • BMW M235i Racing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od9Y5qMXevs

Game:
  • Lowered default minimum force setting for Thrustmaster wheels.
  • Fixed Slow Down penalty calculations on turbocharged cars
  • Fixed cut detection logic on tracks with pitlane close to the track like Laguna Seca where simple cuts would result in disproportionate penalties.
  • DRS no longer deactivates from lateral G’s
  • Changed so game stops reporting error 13 when leaving a game session after only losing a couple heartbeats during the session
  • Change so the pitlane speed information overlay always shows when inside the pitlane.
  • Fixed a case where cars would appear to be hovering above tarmac on pre-race screens.
  • Fixed some data displays showing a ticker counting up to 0 at race starts.
  • Fixed an invalid lap overlay that was sometimes showing without any text.
  • Added a button to view the leaderboards upon finishing a hillclimb run so we could get rid of the non elegant solution of showing the position bar to inform the player of his position.
  • Changed the logic for the “Restart” button in leaderboards & competitions so it no longer purges your best lap and can still show the live time diff to your ghost on the data display.
  • Fixed a message wrongly stating the next lap would be invalidated in Hillclimb runs.
  • Fixed an issue where the HUD elements would sometimes be moved when coming back from an instant replay.
  • Fixed a crash occuring sometimes when cycling through cameras in the pitlane.
  • Game now aborts start-up if no display adapter resolution was found.
Multiplayer:
  • Added a dedicated server setting to set a latency limit (in milliseconds). Any player caught consistently above that limit will be automatically booted.
    Added a dedicated server setting to force the race to end after a set time (in seconds). When set to OFF, the server will always wait for a race winner.
  • Fixed an issue where the dedicated server would sometimes not wait for late joiners to complete their loading sequence and proceed to next session anyway.
  • Fixed a case where disconnected players would sometimes remain visible on the HUD track map.

Sounds, Cameras, Physics & AI:
  • All cars: new external gearshifts added.
  • All cars: Adjusted suspension sounds.
  • All cars: Road Noise is now pure of any chassis sounds. Increased trigger sensitivity of bump samples.
  • Audi TT cup : Increased AI respect for other cars space
  • Mercedes 190 DTM 1992 : New sounds
  • Opel Omega DTM 1992 : New sounds
  • Hockenheim : fixed a harsh cut detection on the right hander entering the stadium area.
  • Nordschleife : Tweaked AI speed in Carousel.
  • Spa-Francorchamps : added some fly by cameras

Portal & Backend:
  • Added Team information on player profile and leaderboards.
  • Free content is now visible again in store.

Art:
  • Lada Vesta 2017: Fixed an interior window texture
  • Nürburgring : modified the font of the Porsche tagline on the GP pitwall.
  • Spa-Francorchamps: Resurfaced to reflect current asphalt, small fixes and tweaks.
RaceRoom Racing Experience - [Sector3] Sonat Ozturk
Fixed critical issue where severe problems would occur when a player left or disconnected during multiplayer race. We apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused you and thank you for your patience.
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