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Featured PC Assetto Corsa: New Brands Hatch Glimpses

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Chris Stacey, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    Kunos Simulazioni yesterday released the video trailer for their latest piece of free content, the Audi R8 V10 Plus, as they do for all their latest content, however eagle-eyed viewers will notice the track that is featured in the video: Brands Hatch.

    Whilst the Audi is freely available for download right now, the circuit is supposedly going to be released as a part of the third Dream DLC pack later in December. A track that is synonymous with British motorsport, Brands Hatch will be laserscanned in order to accurately replicate all the blind crests, bumps, curbs and incredible elevation changes that feature on the real life circuit.

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    Rumours around the contents of the third DLC pack continues to circulate with Kunos Simulazioni's Licensing Project Manager, Marco Massarutto, stating in an interview that along with Brands Hatch it will feature seven additional cars (he only mentions six) including the eagerly anticipated McLaren 650S GT3, the yet-to-be-raced-in-real-life Mercedes AMG GT3, the Abarth 500 Assetto Corse, the Lotus 25 and Lotus 72D Formula One cars, and the Ford Escort Mk1.

    Perhaps most crucially, the release of Dream Pack 3 will likely be in conjunction with version 1.4 of the game which is supposedly going to feature hefty Multiplayer improvements and updates. This is welcome news and is something we hold dear to our hearts here at RaceDepartment.

    Are you excited for Brands Hatch?
     
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  2. "the release of Dream Pack 3 will likely be in conjunction with version 1.4 of the game which is supposedly going to feature hefty Multiplayer improvements and updates."

    Any chance of discovering more about this portion?
     
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  3. Brand Hatch will be laserscanned?
     
  4. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    There's a little from Stefano.
    Whilst it appears that his move back to Europe was due to safety concerns (and rightly so), it has enabled him to more successfully work on the MP aspect of AC due to lower latency when Beta testing etc. I have also read elsewhere (I can't remember where now) that 1.4 is supposedly going to feature many MP improvements.

    I myself have already noticed a marked improvement in the netcode with 1.3.6. The collisions and car behaviour is miles better than it was in previous builds.

    Hopefully developments will come soon that will enable us to run the mother of all championships! :)

     
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  5. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    I know @Jimlaad43 has been wetting his pants for a laserscanned Brands :D
     
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  6. I hate that track and I love it. Indy layout is ridiculous. Track designer must have been on mushrooms. Or ever so slightly evil-minded.
     
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  7. Kenny Paton

    Kenny Paton
    Backmarker Champion 2015 & so far this year. Staff Premium Member

    I hope they get the AI right for Brands Hatch, I love the indy it's great for just jumping in for a short race when you don't have much time to spare.
     
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  8. i'd buy that for a dollar.
     
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  9. fortyfivekev

    fortyfivekev
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    He's not the only one! So many great memories of attending races there especially in the Mansell era. Really looking forward to turning some laps on a decent sim version.
     
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  10. I like where this simulation software is headed.
    Kunos can keep developing and optimizing it for many years and still pay his employees.
    We get great content at 'decent' prices.
    Everybody wins.
     
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  11. "the yet-to-be-raced-in-real-life Mercedes AMG GT3"
    Except it did race in the vln already :D
     
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  12. Matt Horst

    Matt Horst
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    Well right now i can't play in 64 bit mode without major fps hits.I can't put more than a few cars on track,for every car i loose about 10 fps.Even in 32 bit i don't get the frames i once did but i can at least race with 15-18 cars or so before it gets to low.I hope 1.4 fixes all this or there is no point in buying any more dlc's.:cautious:
     
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  13. Open assetto_corsa.ini from C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\assettocorsa\system\cfg
    and at the bottom change values for the physics threading. Maybe -1 (automatic) doesn't work for you. Then later you have other combination you can try, higher in the file, 'use timer process', but first just try with 'physics threading'.
    If you have AMD card or cpu, update to the latest driver from their website, Crimson.
     
  14. yes
     
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  15. All those cars are music to my ears Lotus 25 Lotus 72 & Mk1 Escort are worth it alone
    I am thinking maybe it will be the Lotus engined RS Escort 1.6 twin cam has that would be a tie into the other Historic Lotus race cars.

    More GT3 cars will fill the now growing GT3 class out for a good 2015 online series.
    If this is priced as well as the other Dream packs its going to be a very good new year or Christmas depending on what is late Dec . I would hazard week before the Christmas hols.
    That for me would be excellent timing as I will be off from the 18th till the 4th Jan.

    Nice to see AC speeding up its content & updates for AC though working on the content for the Console market is the driving force to get stuff out I would thing.

    I think in one year we have seen a lot over very good content some free as well & the paid for is setting way better value than most of its rivals have done so far to date.
     
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  16. I may be the only one but the Mk1 Escort has me so excited I need a poo!
     
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  17. Steffen Lauge Sorensen

    Steffen Lauge Sorensen
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    My first car was the Mk1 Escort can't wait for this one! :)
     
  18. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen
    I am the Pastor Maldonado of RaceDepartment.

    Wait, where is all this talk of MK1 Escorts coming from? I've only just downloaded a mod of the Escort, please don't tell me that Kunos are making an official one?
     
  19. That's a crappy response :p
     
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  20. Those formula 1 cars and multiplayer improvements sounds about right to me =)