HITMAN™ - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Katharine Castle)

HDR on PC continues to be a bit of a mess these days, but provided you haven’t been put off by the astronomical prices of the best gaming monitors for HDR or, indeed, the ongoing debacle surrounding Windows 10 support for it, then the next step on your path to high dynamic range glory is to get an HDR compatible graphics card.

Below, you’ll find a complete list of all the Nvidia and AMD graphics cards that have built-in support for HDR, as well as everything you need to know about getting one that also supports Nvidia and AMD’s own HDR standards, G-Sync HDR and FreeSync 2. I’ve also put together a list of all the PC games that support HDR as well. There aren’t many of them, all told, but I’ll be updating this list with more titles as and when they come out so it’s always up to date.

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HITMAN™ - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Katharine Castle)

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HDR on PC is a bit of a mess, but provided you haven’t been put off by Windows 10’s hazy support for it or the astronomical prices of the best gaming monitors for HDR, then the next step on your path to high dynamic range glory is to get a graphics card that actually supports it. Below, you’ll find a complete list of all the Nvidia and AMD graphics cards that have built-in support for HDR, as well as everything you need to know about getting one that also supports Nvidia and AMD’s own HDR standards, G-Sync HDR and FreeSync 2.

We’ve also put together a list of all the PC games that support HDR as well. There aren’t many of them, all told, but we’ll be updating this list with more titles as and when they come out so it’s always up to date.

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F1™ 2017 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Codemasters today announced that F1 2018, the latest annual sequel in their series of competitive pootling games based piss-takingly loosely on the popular Top Gear segment ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’, will launch on August 24th. This year’s game will bring an old feature back to Career mode, add more classic cars, and… other stuff. Codies aren’t saying yet. They’re not even showing screenshots yet. But I will go out on a limb and guess that it’s broadly the same as last year’s game, looking a little fancier, updating liveries and tracks, and tweaking some bits. You know, annual sequel stuff. (more…)

F1 2015 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brock Wilbur)

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Formula One fans should take note of this small window of opportunity where, not only can you play F1 2015 for free, but it will remain in your Steam library permanently. I’m not sure what else you need to read about it? You click a button and have a free forever game. It is yours. Like so many other Steam games you own, you never even have to install it. It can remain on a list that haunts you, reminding you of Steam sales gone by where you spent hard earned money for digital experiences you’ll never even find the time to touch; entire worlds you’ve promised to visit but will ignore, casting them into some electronic purgatory from whence they cry out to you in the night.

Anyhow, this is a game about racing cars. They go real fast.

** NOTE: …and just as fast as the cars, this free game promotion and sale have already ended. Well. There’s that. **

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F1™ 2017 - christina.mcgrath
Hi all,

Patch 1.13 is due to be released at 10am BST this morning. Here are the patch notes for this update:

- Fixed bug where the AI pits every lap after multiple weather transitions
- Fixed bug where players will spawn on top of each other on the grid if posting the same time in an online qualifying session
- Reduced chance of collision occurring when cars intersect due to network latency


Thank you,
Codies
F1™ 2017

F1 2017 is the closest that games have come to recreating the real thing, and you can get behind its wheel for free this weekend. For the next 28 hours or so (until Sunday 1pm PT), you can play the entire game for free on Steam and if you want it for keeps then it's at its lowest ever price on both Steam and the Humble Store: $18/£13.50. That's a 70% discount, and the offer ends on Monday at 10am PT.

I haven't played an F1 game since 2015, but reading back through Phil's review of Codemasters' 2017 outing has me tempted. The game came out just as the real Formula One's cars got significantly quicker thanks to changes in the sport's regulations, and that translates over to the game well, with vehicles that are simply more fun to drive than in 2016.

The AI is more realistic than ever, too: your opponents will leave you a reasonable amount of space when you're battling it out, but if you stamp on the brakes too early or too late then they'll pounce on your mistake.

Solid PC performance, a deep career mode and a roster of licensed cars round out an excellent racing sim. Once again, here's where to go for the free weekend.

F1™ 2017 - Valve
Play F1™ 2017 for FREE starting now through Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time. You can also pickup F1™ 2017 at 70% off the regular price!*

If you already have Steam installed, click here to install or play F1™ 2017. If you don't have Steam, you can download it here.

*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time
Dec 11, 2017
F1™ 2017 - christina.mcgrath
Hi all,

Patch 1.11 was released at 3pm GMT today. Here’s what’s 1.11 contains:


Firstly, we know that the ‘team mate bug’ is something that’s affecting some of your careers, so we’ve had a look at how we can mitigate it for you. We know that this issue is particularly highlighted in the McLaren (because the Honda engine is down on power), so this patch updates McLaren’s overall performance, and changes the way your team mate at McLaren handles upgrades.


- McLaren performance update in order to negate the effects of the “team-mate bug” in Career mode.

- A frequent network crash

- Crash when entering Multiplayer having played Time Trial.

- Crash when re-entering Multiplayer after having disconnected via Ethernet.

- Crash when loading into a post-race career hub with a specific save game.


If any of the above don’t work in the way they should, or you notice any issues, please let us know in the new discussion thread for 1.11!

Thank you,
Codies
F1™ 2017 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brendan Caldwell)

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Get ready for a copyright-related headache, friends. One of the most iconic cars in Formula One racing sim F1 2017 appears to be the work of a modder for a completely different racing game, Assetto Corsa.

The car Michael Schumacher s Ferrari F2002 was reproduced by modder Somchith Vongprachanh last year for players of the Italian-made racing sim. But in May this year he saw a trailer for Codemasters latest F1 racer, which featured the same iconic car, and felt that the particular 3D model shown off by the developers had some troubling similarities to his own work. (more…)

Oct 30, 2017
F1™ 2017 - jennyanne_m
Hey all,

Patch 1.10 is now out on PC. Below are the notes for this patch:

  • Safety Car - Fixed the falling too far back system so it will no longer give penalties incorrectly.
  • Safety Car - Lapped cars will no longer be able to overtake cars that have lapped them.
  • Fixed a bug that meant players could be disqualified when someone behind them did a jump start and drove through them while ghosted.
  • Increased the terminal damage threshold from ~7m/s to 15m/s. (The terminal damage threshold is the speed below which you cannot terminally damage your car).
  • Fixed a minor graphical issue on the Ray Ban sponsor on the Ferrari.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the delta to stop working during a virtual safety car period.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause cars to become desynchronised during multiplayer sessions.
    A red “disconnected” cross icon is now displayed next to the name of any player who has not sent network information recently to warn you that there is a connectivity issue.

Something mentioned above not working as it should do? Let us know below!
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