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 [cms-block]s 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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Dec 3, 2018
F1 2018 - jennyanne_m
Hi all,


Patch 1.15 is now live on PC, please have a look through the patch notes below:
  • Safety Rating and Skill Rank should no longer reset on Xbox One.

  • Fixed several issues where spectators and players could get stuck in a perpetual load state in multiplayer.

  • The Safety Car/Virtual Safety Car should no longer trigger after a flashback.

  • Fixed an issue where teams would value showmanship and sportsmanship incorrectly in contract negotiations.

  • Wheels should no longer feel like they are losing power/force feedback mid race.

  • Near/far chase camera should no longer jump when entering and exiting the pits.

  • Fanatec CSL Elite should be able to be calibrated correctly after a fresh boot.

  • Rev lights should now function correctly on Fanatec CSL Elite on PC.

  • Trigger rumble option “Auto” should now work as intended on PC.

  • Frame rate capping should now reach the maximum FPS cap on PC.

  • Various stability and performance fixes.

Something not working as it should? Let us know!
Oct 30, 2018
F1 2018 - jennyanne_m
Hi all,

A hotfix to revert the sportsmanship/showmanship fix has been applied and should now be live for PC players right now.

Let us know if it's not working in the way it should!

Thanks.
Oct 29, 2018
F1 2018 - jennyanne_m
Hey all!

Patch 1.13 is now live on Steam, and you can find all the patch notes here:

  • Added option to disable tyre carcass temperature - the Tyre Temperature option can be found in Gameplay Settings and there are two choices: 'Surface & Carcass (Simulation)', which is the setting that 2018 has used up to this point, and the alternative 'Surface Only' option.
  • Fixed an issue where online stats would fail to update correctly – if your stats fail to update after this patch, please let us know in the Discussion thread, please be sure to include which stats are not updating for you.
  • Improved times generated when a session is fast forwarded or Flying Lap / Return To Garage are used (i.e. time is skipped / accelerated). This will prevent times being generated that are around a second a lap too quick on the higher difficulty settings.
  • Increased frequency of safety car deployment for multiplayer.
  • Fixed issue where teams would value showmanship and sportsmanship incorrectly in contract negotiations.
  • Fixed an issue where the safety car could incorrectly come out after using a flashback.
  • Fixed an issue in online sessions where players would occasionally load into the incorrect track.
  • Fixed an issue where certain PCs would use the incorrect audio update rate
  • Fixed an issue in the UDP telemetry output where the PlayerIndex value would change to the incorrect player when entering spectator mode.
  • Fixed a bug that meant players could be given a speeding in the pit lane penalty even if they were below the speed limit and had the limiter on when they crossed the limiter line.
  • Fixed a bug that meant the AI would sometimes not go out to do a second hot lap in Qualifying.
  • Safety car improvements when picking up the lead car when they are close to backmarkers.
  • Fixed a bug that caused AI cars to be teleported back to the pit lane when loading a mid session save created while in the garage while the player is in the garage. This could cause the AI to set very short sector times.
Oct 15, 2018
F1 2018 - jennyanne_m
Patch 1.12 is now live on Steam, and you can find the patch notes below:
  • Invalidated lap times will no longer be incorrectly set back to valid when returning to the garage.


  • Added new PC anti cheat.


  • Improvements to the Safety Car behaviour when it’s deployed to the track.


  • Broadcast speech will now play correctly after all sessions.


  • Stopped spectators seeing the garage for a frame followed by the car on track for a frame causing a nasty flicker when spectating OSQ.


  • Rebalanced Rank and Safety Rating calculations.

We are continuing to track down and fix more bugs and we’ll have more information about any further patches soon.
F1 2018 - jennyanne_m
Hi all,

Patch 1.10 is now out on Steam - and you can find the notes below\;

  • Players will no longer be incorrectly overtaken under the Safety Car when they have high engine or gearbox wear.
  • Fixed an issue that caused AI drivers with a puncture to not pit.
  • Numerous improvements to the Interviews with Claire.
  • Co commentator commentary should now always play correctly.
  • Fixed an issue with the track rubbering in and marbles not working.
  • Players will no longer be able to select reverse gear while driving forwards.
  • Updated the Power Unit & Gearbox Management tutorial audio in German to correctly reflect the 2018 rules.
  • Fixed players occasionally getting stuck waiting for players in Multiplayer when loading in to OSQ.

We are continuing to track down and fix more bugs and we’ll have more information about any further patches soon.

Sep 24, 2018
F1 2018 - christina.mcgrath
Hi all,

Patch 1.09 is now available for Steam, and you can find the patch notes here:
  • Times set on this version should no longer overwrite faster times already uploaded to the Leaderboard. Please note that if you’ve already uploaded a slower time to a Leaderboard, we are unable to revert it to your previous faster time.
  • Vehicle Damage should no longer show as Test in a Multiplayer Lobby.
  • Players on Steam should no longer have names shown as Unknown when joining a Lobby in progress.
  • Fixed cars stuttering in Replays.

We are continuing to track down and fix more bugs and we’ll have more information about any further patches soon.
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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Sep 20, 2018
F1 2018 - jennyanne_m
Hi all! Patch 1.08 is now available on Steam, you can check out the patch notes below.

Patch Notes
  • Usernames should no longer be completely missing in Multiplayer lobbies and races. Note that the issue on PC where player names are shown as Unknown is a different issue.

  • Fixed an instance where players could be stuck waiting for players in a multiplayer game following a host migration.

  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to join a ranked session.

  • Fixed an issue where cars would spawn on top of each other in multiplayer races.
Known Issues
Time Trial Leaderboards – There is currently a bug where the game will update your leaderboard time with your last lap time and not your fastest lap time. We are currently working on this issue and we aim to have the fix out soon.


F1 2018 - jennyanne_m
F1® 2018 PATCH NOTES - 1.07

Good morning all, patch 1.07 is here! You can find all the notes below.

Please note that this will mean that leaderboards will be reset once the patch has gone live. If anyone has already saved in v1.07 prior to the leaderboard wipe, then all you'll need to do is re-enter the respective Time Trial session and the game will re-upload your personal best time from v1.07 to the new leaderboards.

  • Fixed an issue where players leaving and rejoining in a large player session causes frame rate drops
  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to set fastest lap in Time Trial by driving a shorter route off circuit and not returning to the track
  • Modern car lap times should no longer upload to Classic era leaderboards
  • Fixed a crash for some users loading into a career race session
  • Fixed a framerate drop on the France when players drive off track
  • Players with an 'S' Safety Rating should no longer be put into lobbies with 'D' rank players
  • Fixed an issue where there was no engine audio when beginning MP race from Car setup screen
  • Engine audio no longer gets stuck in 1st gear when exiting pits
  • Various updates to the UDP telemetry output
  • Various stability and performance fixes
  • Various other bug fixes
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