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The 2019 season of the FIA WTCR is in full swing, and you can already experience it in RaceRoom with this car pack! New liveries, a new Alfa Romeo bodykit, a brand new car with the Lynk & Co 03 TCR, and of course all your favorite drivers of the #WTCR2019SUPERGRID.

Read the full press release at https://www.fiawtcr.com/get-your-wtcr-car-on-raceroom-today


Update details:
Download size = ca 860 MB
Client version = 0.8.0.6577
Client BuildID = 3998534
Dedi version = 53.0.964
Dedi BuildID = 3998571



New content
  • Added the WTCR 2019 car class with 7 cars and 26 liveries.

Game
  • Now allows to bind up to 128 different button ID's on a controller.
  • Now allows to bind each traction control preset individually instead of only Next / Previous TC level controls.
  • The HUD notifications (aka "butterHUD") can now be moved around as well using the "move&scale HUD elements" binding.
  • Increased the rear view mirror y-resolution.
  • Prevented the HUD position bar from automatically scaling to gigantic sizes on ultrawide monitors by limiting its width to 1920px.
  • Changed the default steering lock value for Mouse controls from 8 degrees to 13 degrees
  • Slowdown penalties and giving back of the time illegally gained have been reworked. Added a progression where the more penalties you have received, the longer the penalty will get. Each clean lap will reduce the penalty count by one.
  • Change so the Pit stop menu elements such as Preset and Tyre Compound selectors no longer wrap around when trying to go beyond the last possible choice. (Meant to improve CrewChief's voice commands)
  • Possible improvement for players reporting issues on the game menus (cursor flickers, video freezes, etc)
  • Fixed a broken start procedure of a leaderboard challenge on Stowe layouts.
  • Fixed rev LED's that were not lighting up on Logitech steering wheels
  • Fixed a case where the messages about switching modes for LED displays were not always clearing
  • Fixed a case where the "delayed start from pitlane" message wasn't clearing when french localization was used.
  • Fixed so the MiniHUD can now be moved further on ultrawide monitors
  • Fixed broken bindings on the default Mouse control profile


Content
  • WTCR 2019 has received new and improved physics. The 2018 car class will be updated to match in a later update (required BOP for the Peugeot)
  • WTCR 2019 features a new bodykit for the Alfa Romeo
  • WTCR 2019 features a new steering wheel for the CUPRA TCR.
  • Porsche 911 GT3 R - New cockpit sound recordings with separated transmission and engine channels.
  • Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup - New cockpit sound recordings with separated transmission and engine channels. Improved external sounds.
  • Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup - Updated physics and tuned dampers. Suspension geometry is now more accurate.
  • Saleen S7R - New sound recordings for both cockpit and exterior
  • Silhouette car class - Made cars a bit less tail happy under braking, improved FFB
  • Cadillac (GTR2 car class) - Fixed the default final drive being too long at Spa-Francorchamps
  • GTR1 car class - Implemented different shift times depending on the gears being shifted
  • GTR2 car class - Implemented different shift times depending on the gears being shifted
  • Aquila Cup - Implemented different shift times depending on the gears being shifted
  • Audi TT Cup - Implemented different shift times depending on the gears being shifted
  • Audi TT VLN - Implemented different shift times depending on the gears being shifted
  • Hillclimb Icons - Implemented different shift times depending on the gears being shifted
  • BMW M235i Cup - Implemented different shift times depending on the gears being shifted
  • WTCC 2013 - Implemented different shift times depending on the gears being shifted
  • WTCC 2014 - Implemented different shift times depending on the gears being shifted
  • WTCC 2015/16/17 - Implemented different shift times depending on the gears being shifted
  • Zonda Cup - Implemented different shift times depending on the gears being shifted
  • AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse DTM 1995 - Tuned dampers and Implemented different shift times depending on the gears being shifted


  • Paul Ricard - Added one additional TV camera in the start/finish straight as the elevation was hiding the cars at race starts.
  • Red Bull Ring - Resurfaced and made a higher resolution HUD track map for the GP layout.
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The much anticipated Formula RaceRoom 90 is out! Designed to bring you back to the atmosphere of formula cars racing of the early 1990's, the FR90 comes with three engine choices: V8, V10 and V12, each with their own characteristics, and of course, sound melodies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmpmO4nlVZw


Update details:
Download size = ca 975 MB
Client version = 0.8.0.6561
Client BuildID = 3889446
Dedi version = 52.0.945
Dedi BuildID = 3889460



New content
  • Added the Formula RaceRoom 90 V8, V10 and V12 cars.

Game
  • Added a key assignement to Move&Scale HUD elements. Once pressed, the mouse cursor will appear. Left click will drag a HUD element around while a Right click will scale the size of the element up or down.
  • Added a key assignement to reset the HUD elements positions and scale.
  • Updated to Fanatec SDK 3.8
  • Added default profiles for Fanatec Podium DD1 and DD2.
  • Added support for the flag LED's on Fanatec rims
  • Added a key assignment to turn the displays and LED's on rims and wheelbases off.
  • Added Tyre loads to shared memory (using a reserved data holder to preserve backwards compatibility)
  • Added support in physics engine for different shift times depending on the gears being shifted.

  • Fixed an issue where brake disks were pre-heated to optimal temperatures when spawning the vehicle in sessions other than Time-Attack.
  • Fixed an issue where in-game web overlays settings would be lost with every game update.
  • Changed the amount of analog input required to register a key assignment from 50% to 25% of the axis range. (this is relevant when assigning an axis to an on/off toggle control)


Content
  • AMG-Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II 1992 - Sounds improved
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Cup (964) - Tweaked some logos on livery #15
  • Volkswagen ID. R - Various visual upgrades to match the final design of the real car.
  • Circuit Zandvoort - Fix for a TV camera in the straight that was sitting a bit high.
  • Circuit Zolder - New static TV cameras
  • Moscow Raceway - Changed 3 trackside banner billboards so they show on both sides. Upgraded HUD track maps for FIM and Full layouts to higher resolutions.
  • Zhuhai - New static TV cameras
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We are sorry to announce to all of Citroën and FIA WTCC fans that after a very successful presence in both the real and the virtual WTCC series, the vehicles of the french manufacturer Citroën are no longer allowed to be sold in the RaceRoom store.

As a consequence, all Citroën cars within RaceRoom are pulled out of the RaceRoom store as well as DLC packages on Steam.

Players who had purchased those cars can continue to use them without limitations.

The Starter Pack, which used to promote the french brand by featuring the C-Elysée TC1, now contains the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR as a replacement.
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We at Sector3 Studios were very proud when Volkswagen Motorsport entrusted us with carrying a project that consisted in several firsts for us: It is the first appearance of a fully electric race car in the RaceRoom simulator, and our team has worked miracles to deliver physics and sound engines modifications to support this. It is also the first time that we have worked on creating a virtual rendition of a car that didn't exist yet. We have worked hand in hand with the Volkswagen team, looking at the data and telemetry from the Pikes Peak ID.R, and extrapolating the new handling characteristics that this brand new long tail / low drag version of the ID.R would bring.

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

Once the real car has been on the Nordschleife, we will receive actual telemetry and will be able to fine-tune the simulation of all its characteristics.

Sadly for us, the DRS unit was added to the real car in the last weeks and couldn't possibly be added in-game in time for the start of this competition. We will however bring it in a later RaceRoom update.

You can now judge the result of all this work in the Time Attack challenge that is now available in RaceRoom : http://game.raceroom.com/competitions/900/leaderboard

You will find Romain Dumas in the leaderboard, as he could record some laptimes in the brand new RaceRoom 3Motion rig from the Nürburgring Boulevard ( https://twitter.com/volkswagenms/status/1121119651134607360 )

Dumas is also an avid simracer and you'll probably need to work hard to beat him on that leaderboard! He's waiting for the challenge.





Also, make sure to check out Jimmy Broadbent's review of the VW ID.R in RaceRoom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrJ7U2eBNls






Update details:
Download size = ca 100 MB
Client version = 0.3.0.6552
Client BuildID = 3764446



Content
  • Added Volkswagen ID.R "Long Tail".

Game
  • Added support for electric engines with energy regeneration under braking
  • Fixed the suspension damage icon that had found its way into yesterday's update
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Update details:
Download size = ca 550 MB
Client version = 0.3.0.6551
Client BuildID = 3761129
Dedi version = 51.0.918
Dedi BuildID = 3761402

Known issue in this update
  • An icon on the Mini HUD display for suspension damage has found its way into this build. It's purely visual and no suspension damage is actually happening just yet. We'll get it removed asap.

Content
  • Added new layouts for Oschersleben.
  • Ruf RT12R (GTR2 car class) now has latest physics as it had slipped from previous patch.

Game
  • Dedicated server - BETA - Added Car and User weight ballast. We couldn't fully test on full servers given the small size of the betatesting team, so please let us know of any bug you may encounter.
  • Menus - Reworked the track selection screen to show all the tracks on one page, along with a search box.
  • Improved slowdown penalty calculations
  • WebHUD - Added support for URL's that contain dashes.
  • Virtual Mirror can now be moved lower than 0.970370 in hud_options.xml




  • Fixed an issue with slowdown penalties not counting down when slowing down on the pitlane exit path. (Thanks to Jardier for experiencing this bug first hand)
  • Fixed a game crash on hillclimb tracks
  • Fixed the live delta timer that would break at the third restart of a hillclimb run.
  • Fixed spectator client not receiving all data when joining a race in progress.
  • Fixed some localization issues on the notification area of the HUD
  • Shared memory - Added thorough checks to "num vehicles" and whether or not a slot is valid in the "driver_data" array to limit occurence of duplicates.
  • Shared memory - Fixed engine_type that was never set.
  • Live Timings - Fixed a case where split times would be incorrect when a player left the server while being first within a given class.
  • Fixed a missing localization for "Delayed start in pitlane" message.
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https://youtu.be/fuB7E1WNciU



https://youtu.be/V1ozBAIWzOE



Update details:
Download size = ca 15 GB
Client version = 0.3.0.6544
Client BuildID = 3708189
Dedi version = 50.0.906
Dedi BuildID = 3708152



Content
  • Added Group C car class with Porsche 962 C Team Joest and Nissan R90CK
  • Added Porsche Carrera Cup Classic car class with Porsche 911 Carrera Cup (964)
  • Modified parts of the Porsche 934 RSR to remove certain after-market elements such as the exhaust pipe.

Game
  • Dedicated server - Added a list of currently connected players, with live counter of their incident points and a Kick button.
  • Dedicated server - Added a session information block with a "Next Session" functionality.
  • Dedicated server - Added a ban functionality.
  • Dedicated server - Color tweaks to the UI for better readability when server is running.
  • Dedicated server - The results json now includes the userID of the other player involved in a car to car collision.


  • Implemented a more discrete notification block on the HUD to replace the big and intrusive overlays that warn of penalties.
  • Added loads of new telemetry and various data to Shared Memory block, bringing it to v2.6 and breaking backward compatibility with 3rd party applications and drivers. See https://github.com/sector3studios/r3e-api for shared memory block mapping.
  • Added r3e-data.json inside ..\Game\GameData\General\ for easier access by 3rd party applications
  • Introducing Tyre Pressure in car setup for the cars released today as well as a selection of older cars (see below)
  • Added support for in-gameplay overlays, allowing for custom HUD widgets using web. See Sector3 Forums and github for full details.
  • Multiplayer - Fixed the vibrating opponent cars in pitlane and grid
  • Player can now adjust the brake bias even in fixed car setup conditions
  • Spectator overlays - changed r3e.getVehicleInfo.drsLeft to use amount of drs activations left, instead of just true or false
  • Single Player - Grid Position selector now takes into account multiclass and will place the player in the selected position within the same car class or same performance index classes.



  • Fixed an issue on Sepang South when using VR
  • Fixed Brake assists showing up in the wrong order in the Gameplay Settings selector
  • Fixed sometimes incorrect lap counts or session timers when watching replays
  • Fixed a multiplayer issue on Timing screen where the player with the fastest lap would leave the server and would result in broken split time calculations
  • Fixed ADAC 2018 drivers not changing during pitstops


  • Oschersleben - New set of Static cameras ("Pg Down" key to switch to TV cameras, then "End" key to cycle through camera sets)
  • Paul Ricard - New set of Static cameras
  • Silverstone - New set of Static cameras
  • Slovakiaring - New set of Static cameras
  • Shanghai - New set of Static cameras
  • Stowe - New set of Static cameras
  • RaceRoom Raceway - New set of Static cameras
  • RedBull Ring - New set of Static cameras
  • Road America - New set of Static cameras
  • Sachsenring - New set of Static cameras
  • Salzburgring - New set of Static cameras
  • Suzuka - New set of Static cameras

  • GTR1 car class - Added set of action cameras ("Home" key to cycle)

  • Sounds - Replaced some suspension samples
  • Sounds - Implemented a new set of samples and triggers for sounds of pedals being pressed in Aquila, Audi 90 GTO, Audi R18, BMW 320 Turbo, Chevrolet Daytona Prototype, DMD P20, DMD P21, Fabcar 935, Mistral M530, Mistral M531, Nissan Silvia Turbo, Nissan Skyline 2000RS, Nissan 300ZX, Nissan R90CK, Nissan Skyline GTR R32, Porsche 934 RSR, Radical SR9 Turbo and V8, Ruf CTR3, Volvo 240 Turbo, Zakspeed Capri.
  • Sounds - Reduced volume of drones in aerial cameras
  • Sounds - Chevrolet Corvette C6 GT2 - Improved volume balance between external and internal sounds.
  • Sounds - Chevrolet Corvette Greenwood - Increased volume of the engine startup and engine idle (both interior and exterior)

  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to Formula RaceRoom Junior
  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to GTR2 cars
  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to GTR4 cars
  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to Mercedes DTM 1995, along with all-around handling improvements
  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to Pagani Zonda R
  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
  • Physics - Added Tyre pressure to Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, tweaks to transmission, gearshifts and dampers


  • Physics - BOP adjustments to GTR3 cars
  • Physics - BOP adjustments to GTO cars, Updated friction values, Updated oscillations, More accurate Mustang front suspension joints
  • Physics - BOP adjustments to Group 5 cars.

  • Physics - Aquila - Tweaked upshifts and behaviour on pit limiter
  • Physics - Audi TT RS VLN - Fixed some tyre marks left on tarmac when changing gears, updated engine and transmission rod stiffness, improved behaviour on pit limiter and the automatic gearbox logic.
  • Physics - Formula RaceRoom Junior - Imrpoved behaviour over bumps, curbs and crests. Improved dog box shifts behaviour. Adjustments to transmission oscillations.
  • Physics - NSU TTS - Fixed AI sometimes overshooting the pitbox, the car now also has its own set of pitstop timers
  • Physics - Porsche 934 RSR - Improved behaviour over bumps, curbs and crests. Adjustments to transmission oscillations.








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Back in the days when we were SimBin, we had a dev blog. Then later we had dev streams. The downside is that it all takes a long time to prepare and we're busy making RaceRoom better! So we figured a written and more modest update from time to time was probably the best approach.

So I'll be posting every now and then to update you about what we have in the works. I need to make it clear that the fact we have something cooking that gets presented here does not mean it's around the corner, or that it will definitely come out in the next patch.


Without further ado, here's your March 2019 dev update !


1. Adjustable tyre pressures

Yes. You've read this right. We're finally adding it.

As you can understand, this means a lot of development and testing of the physics engine and its variables to ensure the effects of pressure adjustments are proper and do not lead to exploits.

As a result, we will be turning this feature on following a per car basis, after each has passed QA tests.
Priority is set on the new car as well as car classes that are receiving a physics overhaul or are just popular.

The sub-optimal aspect of this feature is that we haven't had the opportunity to re-design the car setup menu yet. Therefore you'll find the buttons for it have been crammed in there. The way this menu is laid out at the moment didn't really allow for a clear presentation of asymmetric pressure settings. You'll have to pay close attention that you're adjusting the correct tyre. We want to re-design this menu altogether whenever we have time.




Here's the list of the car classes currently in beta with tyre pressures:
  • Formula RaceRoom Junior
  • Unannounced Formula car
  • Touring Classics
  • WTCR
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (991.2)
  • Porsche 911 Carrera (964)
  • GTR2
  • GT4 Clubsport Trophy
  • Group C
  • Group 4
  • Mercedes DTM 1995



2. Flat spots

When locking a tyre for too long, the caused friction can eat through your rubber and create a flat surface on the wheel.
This not only has an effect on the grip and wear but will also induce some vibrations depending on the size and depth of the spot. Flat spots usually get worse over time as you will find that the affected tyre will lock up even more easily, eventually leading to a puncture.

Here's the list of the car classes currently in beta with flat spots:
  • DTM 1992
  • Formula RaceRoom Junior
  • Group 4
  • Group C
  • GT4 Clubsport Trophy
  • GTR2
  • Porsche 911 Carrera (964)
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (991.2)
  • WTCR
  • Touring Classics
  • Unannounced Formula car



This new feature is currently being tested for bugs but also feedback is being collected regarding how easy it is to get one, how much the wheel should vibrate, how it sounds like, and so on. Currently considering making it optional, which you will read about in chapter 4 below.

3. Suspension damage

Back in 2013, RaceRoom wouldn't let your wheels come off your car, no matter the force of the impact.
In recent RaceRoom updates, you might have read about optimizations to the damage code, improvements to the collision detection and its effects on mechanical components.



And if you play regularly, you probably noticed we have some bugs to fix with regards to that. (Debris on track not clearing out from the track for example)

We're not done yet. What we have in testing at the moment is a brand new system designed to accurately render effects of bent axles and broken springs.

Impacts will deform the alignment of individual suspension parts and affect the handling of the car in sometimes dramatic ways.

This is of course another feature that needs to sit in beta long enough to ensure you won't suddenly receive unwanted camber or toe-in from harmless door to door racing.

Look at this driver... Will he even make it back to the pits to repair?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlCOUw8VZ8I

We are reviewing the code deep down, making changes such as damaging your powetrain if the impact affects a powered wheel. Also, the more worn your tyres, the bigger risk of getting punctures from collisions with other cars, from driving on dirt, gravel or grass, but also from driving over pieces of sharp carbon fiber left on the track by your fellow racers. For that, we'll also have a caution flag warning to signal the presence of debris.


4. Revisions of damage settings

Because the above mentioned features can lead to added frustration for the least hardcore simracers among us, we will make sure those new ways of ending your race prematurely are optional.

One of the early design choices from back in 2013 that we're now set to overcome is the way damage settings are defined. Right now there's a separation between Visual Damage, and Mechanical Damage in the menu. This doesn't make much sense any longer and we'll change to have something like this instead:

Damage setting: None - Minimum - Complete
  • None = no visual damage, no mechanical damage, no punctures, no flat spots, no parts falling off.
  • Minimum = mechanical damage and visual damage are on. No punctures, no flat spots, no suspension damage or wheels falling off
  • Complete = everything on

5. Dedicated server features

Our dedicated server has been lacking when it comes to features you'd expect as part of a base package.
We're fixing this, and adding more.

Here is what we're working on adding:

Session info block:
Added list of connected players with their user ID, with a live count of their incident points.
Added ability to kick a certain player out
Added current session and timer
Added a "Next Session" button and a "Restart Session" button
Car selection list:
Added car specific weight ballast (for your personal BOP adjustments)
User management block:
Added user specific weight ballast (for leagues with success ballast)
Added management of banned users





The weight penalties will also be visible from the game itself, through the addition of a ballast column in the timing screen.




6. Shared memory API - Massive update.

As I've touched somewhere on the forum, our next update will break 3rd party applications that use our shared memory block.

If you are a developer of such applications, please have a look at the Sector3 Studios forum thread, an its attachment " r3e_sharedmem_preview_march2019.zip " to get an early look at the changes.

The goal of this update is to expose all the possible telemetry you can dream of, and extend the possibilities for apps and overlays.


7. Support web-based in-game overlays

If you have watched or streamed a multiplayer race with your game client started as spectator, you are probably familiar with the fact that the overlays showing are done via web. We are adding a transparent web page on top of the game and we make it show whatever feels relevant at the time.

With this ability to overlay webpages on top of the gameplay and thanks to the sheer amount of data we're adding to our shared memory block, we are experimenting with fully customizable HUD's.

Just like for the broadcast overlays, we will ship the feature with an example app that will showcase some of those new possibilities.




8. Oschersleben - New layouts

We wanted to get this out in time for the ADAC esport championship, but with the time constrains and the track being featured early in the series, we couldn't make it happen in time. But good news is that it will come eventually, and for free to anyone who already owns the track.

  • A Course (already available)
  • "Motorcycle" A Course (fast turn 1 chicane)
  • B Course (shortcut after turn 3)
  • "Motorcycle" B Course (fast turn version)


9. Physics updates

Alex Hodgkinson is always busy. When it's not about upcoming cars, it's of course about bringing improvements to the ones that are already out there, to re-ignite interest in them as they often suffer from the comparison between them and the newly released cars.

One of the updates currently in development is the DTM 1992 & Touring Classic classes.
In order to respect the true specs of these cars, we had to sacrifice the balance of performance between those two classes. This means that the BMW M3 E30, present in both classes, will eventually be present in two different specs. More on that will come from Alex himself when we're closer to the release of these.

We are also busy adding support for electric vehicles in both the physics and sound engines in very close partnership with a major player in the industry. More on that soon!

A lot of things have to change when you suddenly don't have more than one gear and no fuel to burn!




10. Fanatec SDK updates

We are spending time with our friends from Fanatec to implement their latest SDK and make use of nice features they offer on their hardware such as special switches or ability to show yellow flag warnings through the steering wheel LED's.
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We are very happy to reignite the ADAC GT Masters spirit in RaceRoom!

The Porsche 911 GT3 R, Mercedes AMG GT3, Audi R8 LMS, BMW M6 GT3 and the Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R have arrived in the original liveries of the ADAC GT Masters 2018 season.

No matter if you want to repeat the title run of Precote Herberth Motorsport, drive the popular Porsche of IronForce by RING POLICE, beat the times of our test driver Philip Ellis in his own car or try to make it through the first turn in Hockenheim in Maxi Götz‘ Mercedes AMG GT3 – you can experience an unforgettable season of the ADAC GT Masters now in RaceRoom.


In addition to the car pack, we are bringing Most Autodrom to the already vast selection of tracks available in RaceRoom. This 4.2 km long circuit located in the northwest of the Czech Republic was built in 1983 and has since then regularly hosted many motorcycle, truck and car racing events. In 2018 it became part of the ADAC GT Masters calendar, proving to be an excellent motorsport venue and a real challenge for the drivers, with its high speed sections nicely embedded in the environment and a distinct lack of artificial run-off areas.



Check out Jardier's stream from last night where he took an early look at the new content. Most Autodrom is Jardier's local track and he has fond memories since this is where he achieved a victory in real racing some time ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHp8aLNRS6I



Update details:
Download size = 2.3 GB
Client version = 0.3.0.6533
Client BuildID = 3514929
Dedi version = 49.0.814
Dedi BuildID = 3514858



Content
  • Added ADAC GT Masters 2018 car class
  • Added Most Autodrom
  • Modifications to MK Motorsport liveries present in RaceRoom, to celebrate their 40th anniversary : BMW M1 Procar #105, #151, #152. BMW M235i #308

Game
  • Traction Control now triggers over a minimum speed to improve standing starts
  • AI - Further mprovements to behavior while racing in a pack
  • Restarting a race session now lets you access to car setup menu.
  • Changed race results so they show each group's winner's laps instead of session's lap, since it can be lower for slower classes
  • Fixed an issue with "Rotate" pitstop order (ADAC rules preset) where left and right tyres wouldn't be swapped but instead replaced with fresh ones.
  • Fixed an issue with results in a Multiclass race event
  • Fixed a reported issue where the game could show a black screen during loading if the browser tab failed to load.
Physics, Sounds, Cameras, AI
  • Audi 90Q GTO : Improved standing starts, tweaks to turbo boost.
  • GTR2 class: Physics and AI behavior improvements (smoothed out gearchanges, improved automatic gearbox behavior, reduced effective slip angle of rear tyres under load, reduced Downshift Prevention intervention, Increased blip on downshifts, tweaks to fuel estimates. Grip of soft tyres increased by 2%.
  • GTR3 class : further balance of performance tweaks, smoothed out gearshifts
  • GTR4 class : Made AI quicker, reduced Downshift Prevention intervention, tweaked gearshifts, automatic gearbox behavior improvement. Tweaks to default setup of the Lotus, increased KTM drag a bit.
  • Mercedes C-Class DTM 1995 : Smoothed out gearshifts, made AI a bit less careful.
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Cup : Fixed AI rear instability. Smoothed out gearshifts and reduced Downshift Prevention intervention
  • Porsche 911 GT3 R : Cockpit sounds tweaked
  • Porsche 934 RSR : Stiffer springs on default setup
  • Porsche Cayman CS + Porsche Cayman CS MR : Smoothed the drivetrain
  • Chang (full) : fixed a blocked TV cam view
  • Laguna Seca : new static TV cams
  • Lausitzring (all layouts) : new static TV cams
  • Macau : new Static TV cams
  • Mantorp (GP + Short) : new static TV cams
  • Mid-Ohio (all layouts) : new static TV cams
  • Monza (full + junior) : new static TV cams
  • Moscow (all layouts) : new static TV cams
  • Norisring : new static TV cams
  • Nürburgring (full + dtm + short ) : new static TV cams





RaceRoom Racing Experience - [S3] J-F


Our December update is here, and we're very excited to be sharing this one with you.

The first of our 3 Porsche releases of this winter: Porsche 934 Turbo RSR

The introduction of multiclass in single player modes through the AI Selector
Every patch, we have had the same question in the comments: "When will the AI Selector come?". Well this time we're glad to finally bring it to you!
You are now able to select of your opponents down to the livery they use. We've also worked on the AI behavior to allow them to manage the slower traffic in multiclass conditions.


Here are the full details of this update:

Update details:
Download size = 313.5 MB
Client version = 0.3.0.6526
Client BuildID = 3411532
Dedi version = 48.0.779
Dedi BuildID = 3411541


Game
  • Added AI Selector to Single Player event menus. Allows to pick and choose what AI's will drive, down to the livery. You can save and load AI selections.
  • AI - Various improvements to AI behavior when navigating through slower traffic in a multiclass event.
  • Test Drive from the store now allow free choice of driving assists, and also allow access to the car setup.
  • Default driving assist preset is now Amateur instead of Novice.
  • Improved the Challenge Ghost download procedure to reduce download failure errors.

  • Fixed a mis-alignement of the text in the position bar after cycling through the position bar styles.
  • Fixed the multiplayer server list that wasn't always updating even though new server information was available.
  • Fixed a Driving Asssist issue where disabling the factory traction control in car setup had the result of enabling the artificial traction control.
  • Fixed the wear / fuel multiplier 'X4' icon in the MP server list that was showing greyed out.
  • Fixed a motion blur issue with triple screen when vehicle was moving backwards.
  • Fixed a crash on startup when the servers were in maintenance mode
  • Fixed a crash occuring while browsing through trackside cameras
  • Fixed a crash occuring upon multiple track loading sequences

Physics / Sounds / AI / Cameras
  • Porsche Cayman CS and MR : default car setup modified for better stability. Reduced the drop of downforce occuring when airflow isn't directed straight on the rearwing (ie: when going sideways, rearwings are less efficient). / Smoothed out the upshifts to closer replicate the PDK gearbox. / Improved AI behavior all around.
  • Callaway C7 R : Car was bottoming out a lot at turns like Eau Rouge, so moved the splitter feeler up a bit, increased high speed bumping, allowed another 5mm of ride height adjustment on the front.
  • Modified tyre change times for GT1, GT2, GT3 and GT4 classes
  • Added specific pitstop timers for GTO, Touring Classics, Group 4 and Group 5.
  • Formula RaceRoom X-17 : Added track specific gear ratios
  • GT2 : Improved AI behavior all around
  • Ruf RT12R GT2 : BOP adjustment (leaderboard entries were cleared for this car)
  • GT4 : added functional handbrake (because sometimes it's useful)
  • Mercedes DTM 1995, 2003 and 2005 : Improved AI behavior all around
  • BMW M235i Racing : Fixed AI sometimes struggling to leave the pitbox
  • Group 5 cars : Fixed AI sometimes struggling to leave the pitbox
  • GTO : Fixed AI sometimes struggling to leave the pitbox


RaceRoom Racing Experience - [S3] J-F
We are thrilled to introduce GT4 race cars to the RaceRoom platform in this update. Not only that, we've also been busy bringing numerous features and improvements to the simulator, and we're very excited to share the fruit of the work of these past months with you all.


GTR4 Release trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udestDZUI2s


Also don't miss out on the interview we had with RaceDepartment.com surrounding this update : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3JJHih0qVA



Update details:
Download size = circa 2.8 GB
Client version = 0.3.0.6514
Client BuildID = 3346300
Dedi version = 47.0.764
Dedi BuildID = 3346554

Note : All leaderboard entries were reset for this update.

Content
  • Added GTR4 car class with KTM GT4, Lotus Evora GT4 and Porsche Cayman MR
  • Added the full grid of the Cayman Trophy by Manthey Racing for the Porsche Cayman Clubsport GT4
  • Added a GT2 version of the P4/5 Competizione

Game
  • Reworked our approach towards driving assists. In Single Player events, the player can now fully customize which assists are enabled and at what level. The assists available in multiplayer sessions will depend on the settings defined by the host. Competitions and leaderboards will still offer the familiar “novice”, “amateur” and “get real” options, enforcing equality in such competitive environments.
  • Dedicated server : Interface reworked for easier server management. Added settings for the driving assist, either enforcing specified assists levels or allowing connected players to freely pick and choose.
  • Dedicated server : Qualifying session timer is now frozen while the server is empty if there is no practice session and the “freeze session if empty” option is enabled.
  • Reworked the Multiplayer lobby page to better present servers overall. More filters are now available to narrow down a search we also added the required information regarding which assists are allowed or enforced for each server.
  • Introducing additional assists : ESP and Countersteer assistance.
  • Reworked the Assisted Braking to become more targeted towards not missing the braking points. Useful when learning a new track.
  • Implemented a weight ballast system for assists that do not naturally make the car slower.
  • Further tweaks to Slowdown penalties
  • Added Look to Apex, Pitch camera lag and Roll camera lag sliders to options menu.
  • Reorganized the option menus for easier navigation.
  • Added a menu option to toggle the saving of replay files
  • Lowered default volume values for Roadfeel and Suspension Squeak sound effects
  • Cockpit camera now has some movement from G-forces by default.
  • Car selection menu no longer shows cars in order of their release dates but alphabetically.
  • Further improvements to serving of Slowdown penalties after all the great feedback from the last update.
  • In a Multiplayer session with “Wrecker Prevention” option enabled, a player sitting idle on the track without accelerating will be presented with a message asking “Are you still there?” and to press Throttle to confirm. Failure to comply will result in being brought back to the garage.
  • Reduced the distance at which the green flag is presented after passing a yellow flag incident.
  • DRS in a multiclass race will no longer become available from following a car having a different performance index.
  • AI no longer defends its position in the first turn of an s-curve
  • AI now makes better defensive decisions based on the type of corner ahead.
  • AI no longer goes defensive on the first lap of a race if there is a car in front.
  • AI should now respect a bit more distance to opponent cars

Physics / Sounds / AI / Cameras
  • All non sequential cars: Reworked the entire H-pattern gearbox and clutch management.
  • Introducing downshift blip on gearshifts when clutch is set to automatic
  • Turbo spooling now drops more accurately on gearshifts
  • Tyre and brake disk temperatures are now pre-heated to their optimal temperatures when performing a rolling start (time attack, rolling start qualifying, race rolling starts)
  • Damage sensitivity tweaks for all cars
  • Added stone chips samples to replays
  • Added specific pitstop timers for GTR1 and GTR2 car classes
  • Changing a damaged front nose of the Formula RaceRoom X-17 no longer takes 30 seconds.
  • Audi R8 LMS - Improved behaviour when biting curbs
  • BMW M6 GT3 - Improved corner entry behaviour
  • Formula RaceRoom 3 - Improved base setup. Improved AI standing starts. Fuel tank now lasts 15 laps around Macau.
  • Formula RaceRoom U.S. - Prevented AI from performing a pitstop on a short race around Road America.
  • Formula RaceRoom X-17 - Improved AI standing starts
  • GTR2 - Complete rework on the physics, 2 tyre compounds
  • GTR2 - New sounds for the BMW M3 GT2
  • GTR3 - Adjustments to the balance of performance (power, downforce, fuel consumption, etc)
  • GTR4 - Introducing this class with 3 new cars.
  • Hillclimb Icons - Complete rework of the physics.
  • Mercedes C-Klasse DTM 2005 - Improved AI behaviour
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Cup - Overall improvements of the handling and of the AI behaviour
  • Porsche Cayman Clubsport - Overall improvements of the handling and of the AI behaviour
  • WTCR - Adjustments to the balance of performance (power, weight, gear ratios) and to the estimation of fuel consumption (affects AI decisions and car setup menu estimations)
  • New Static TV cameras brought to various tracks with focus on atmospheric scenes and listenning to sounds of cars passing. Those cameras can be accessed with Page Down, then using End key to cycle through camera sets.





Bug fixes
  • Reduced vibration of opponent cars in multiplayer (mostly noticeable when standing still)
  • Fixed a case where the game would not validate the serving of a drivethrough penalty if the player stopped at the spot. Also removed the pit area markers if “serve drivethrough” is selected in the pit menu to stop luring players into stopping.
  • Fixed some rendering issue occuring after altering visual settings in the menus and letting the game revert the changes by not confirming.
  • Fixed a case where the game would stop the car at the spot if serving a drivethrough with AI assistance in pitlane.
  • Fixed an issue where, in certain cases, some incident points would be missing from the results file generated by the dedicated server.
  • Fixed the lap time not being invalidated from driving in the wrong direction.
  • Fixed a Triple Screen rendering issue where smoke or dirt clouds would not appear properly.
  • Fixed a replay issue where sounds from cars could fail to play properly after switching quickly between cars.
  • Fixed an issue with the cockpit perspective shift feature that would make the cockpit camera act up in replays.
  • Fixed the cockpit perspective shift going the other way when looking back.
  • Fixed cockpit perspective shift affecting onboard cameras (accessible through Home key)
  • Fixed an issue where a spectator client started from a rrre:// link would fail to show the broadcast overlays.
  • Fixed some wrong live diff timing values on the first race lap around Nordschleife VLN and 24H layouts
  • Fixed an exploit where a player could serve a drivethrough penalty by entering and leaving the pitlane from the same side.
  • Fixed tyre changes in GTR3 car class that played a very long loop of sounds.
  • Fixed “Time Left” being wrong when broadcasting a multiplayer event with 2 race sessions.
  • Fixed an issue where player would lose control of the car upon entering a pitlane in the wrong direction if AI assistance in pitlane was enabled
  • Fixed spectator overlays showing wrong time left when joining an event with more than 1 race session.
  • Fixed a HUD timing overlay that would sometimes not go away after a practice run on a hillclimb.
  • Fixed pitstop menu being locked after entering the pitlane with no action selected.


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