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Featured PC Assetto Corsa Red Pack released and game updated to v1.7

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    Kunos Simulazioni have released version 1.7 of Assetto Corsa, available to download now via the Steam network.

    Coming with a variety of updates and improvements, including the ability to jump the lights at race start and brake temperature simulation on a selection of vehicles, the new update brings a healthy amount of new and exciting features and fixes for the popular racing simulation. With a vast majority of cars already in game benefiting from version 7 tyre technology, the team over at Kunos have again stretched their understanding of the simulation values associated with the rubber on the road and brought what is claimed to be significant updates to a few of the 'Red Pack' DLC cars that have moved on to the new version 10 iteration of tyre in game. Kunos have stated that the new tyre version -

    "introduces improvements of the current v7 tyre model, with tyre temperatures being more sensitive to initial tyre pressures, improvements in the realigning force and more. Furthermore, as an additional proof of KUNOS commitment to realistic physics, we introduce the new tyre model v10 for some of the new RedPack cars. The new tyre model follows the handling philosophy of KUNOS and offers a very similar driving feel, but at the same time is a complete rewrite that permits us to validate much better our results with real life data, hence the jump from v7 to v10"

    Version 10 tyres will eventually be rolled out to all official cars within the game at a similar time to when the studio bring brake temperatures to more than a handful of cars contained within the 'Red Pack' DLC release, including more features like air ducts and pads to be implemented at a later date.

    Sizable in its scope, the new update also includes the unlocking of the latest DLC offering from the Italian studio, the much anticipated 'Red Pack'. Featuring eight vehicles (listed below) and a laser scanned version of the RedBull Ring in Austria, the new DLC download brings modern Formula One machinery to the sim for the first time. The 2015 vintage Ferrari SF15-T comes complete with simulation values added for all the modern power pack technology associated with recent Grand Prix cars, such as the MGU-K, MGU-H, ICE with variable Turbo, Batteries charging and energy deployment. Physics features commands are now configurable on keyboard and controllers.
    Relevant features like Traction Control, ABS, Turbo, MGU-K, MGU-H, Engine brake etc, can be configured on the gaming device, and on the keyboard.

    All in all, exciting times for fans of Assetto Corsa!

    REDPACK DLC – List of Contents

    Circuit of RedBull Ring – GP / NATIONAL version

    • Ferrari SF15-T
    • Ferrari F138
    • Ferrari 488 GT3
    • Maserati 250F 6C
    • Maserati 250F 12C
    • Maserati GranTurismo GT4
    • Maserati Levante S
    • Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce
    Assetto Corsa Red Pack DLC.jpg
    Assetto Corsa 1.7 Changelog
    • Added Red Bull Ring track (Red Pack DLC)
    • Added Ferrari SF15-T (Red Pack DLC)
    • Added Ferrari F138 (Red Pack DLC)
    • Added Ferrari 488 GT3 (Red Pack DLC)
    • Added Lamborghini Aventador SC (Red Pack DLC)
    • Added Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4 (Red Pack DLC)
    • Added Maserati 250F 6 cylinder (Red Pack DLC)
    • Added Maserati 250F 12 cylinder (Red Pack DLC)
    • Added Maserati Levante S
    • Performance Delta App: Added instant velocity difference bar
    • Realtime App: Added road/ambient temperatures and grip
    • Fixed system messages when ABS and TC are not available
    • Added loading/saving system for fixed setup sessions
    • Added audio device selector on Audio App. If saved device is not there, main device will be used
    • Added volume ramp function to overcome issues with logitech headphone drivers
    • Added Precision slider in Photo App
    • Added missing icons on replay interface
    • Added QUANTITY_MULT in system/cfg/skidmarks.ini
    • Fixed RX-7 Tuned turbo sound behavior
    • Fixed Alfa 155 mixing route for external sounds
    • Fixed Ferrari F40 low-pass filter and some events volume
    • Balanced exterior volume for all the cars
    • New Bmw M3 e92 external sounds
    • Added brake disc temperature simulation to (Ferrari 488 GT3, Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4,Maserati Levante)
    • New Drivemotive Drifting School livery for BMW M3 e92 drift and S1 variants
    • Tyre pressure now influences temperature spread and build up
    • Added dynamic controller for EBB (electronic brake balance). Use file ctrl_ebb.ini for the controller.
    • Added daylight function on "lights" script
    • Added multiple turbo analogue instruments management
    • Added server hints on RaceControl screen
    • Added TC, ABS, Turbo keys to controller interface (both up and down)
    • now TC and ABS can be cycled back through CTRL + SHIFT
    • Added Flashing lights
    • Showroom: Added video editing camera controls
    • Showroom: Added car lights trigger as script "SHOWROOM""LOAD_LIGHTS" (previews are made without car lights)
    • Showroom: Added support for extra animations (extra_animations.ini). Numkey_6
    • Added blinking light system
    • Fixed Volume App not saving bumper audio
    • Added jump start
    • Added penalty for "ESC to pits" during race
    • Fixed some car/track combination resetting to pits at the start of HotLap sessions
    • Improved remote cars movements over curbs
    • AI is not making brake mistakes for cars that have ABS available
    • Different level of engine brake are now selectable by the users on cars that offer the option (Ctrl+E)
    • Added graphics smoothing for rigid bodies coming from physics
    • Onboard brake bias now follows same limits in the FRONT_BIAS section in setup.ini
    • Red lines and indications for gear change in the GUI are now considering damage rpms as well as limiters
    • Laps completed indications in the GUI during races now refer to "leader completed laps" and not player completed laps
    • Performance Delta app is now using spline position for calculation instead of distance calculated from car speed (less realistic but much more precise)
    • New camera view at start, showing car instead of track
    • New AI algorithms for race craft
    • AI drivers are now much more variable in performance during a single lap and during a session
    • "Lights on/off" is now a status of a car instead of a switch and gets replicated over the network properly
    • Tyre radius is now also a function of tyre angular velocity
    • Fixed self align torque going to negative values too early
    • New Tyre Model V10 for selected cars
    • Additional general bugfixing on car graphics and some improvements to lods across the entire vehicle content
    • 3D improvements on the Nissan R34 Skyline
    • 3D improvements on the Nissan 370Z Nismo
    • 3D improvements on the Ferrari LaFerrari
    • General bugfixes in several tracks
    • New clouds textures
    • Improved PPeffects
    • Improved Weathers
    • Fixed GUI not showing on Oculus with PP off and AA on
    • Added the possibility to launch sim directly. Add section [AUTOSPAWN] ACTIVE=1 to race.ini then start AssettoCorsa.exe
    • Added experimental Bandwidth Optimizer to acServer
    Check out the Assetto Corsa sub forum for more news items right here at RaceDepartment. We have a number of thread topics to engage with your fellow community members, we host a high volume of mods and addons as well as our new Modding Discussion forum, a place where modders can discuss the many aspects involved in creating cars, tracks and skins for Assetto Corsa.

    With our new Mazda MX-5 Cup league starting this Sunday, why not head over to our Assetto Corsa Racing Club forum to check out our regular club racing events and leagues? Our club races are designed for drivers of all skills and experience using a wide variety of content available for the sim. Head on over and take a look!

    AC Ferrari .jpg AC Aventador.jpg AC Ferrari F1.jpg AC RedBull Ring.jpg

    The update is here and so much to discuss! Do you like the v10 tyres? Enjoying the 'Red Pack'? What is your favorite new car? Discuss below!
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  2. I like the GT4. The one car I didnt know it will be in the pack :)
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  3. Seems darker now, like the brightness was turned down (but not exactly that). I figure it's some new pp effect. I'm not that keen though. Anyone suggest a way to brighten it up? I tried turning up brightness in Nvidia control panel but that just made it seem not quite right.
  4. Page up/down adjusts exposure in-game.
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  5. Andreas Knöpke

    Andreas Knöpke
    GT3 is where it's at! Premium Member

    Page up and Page down, my friend. ;)


    Meh, ninja'ed. :D
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  6. Can't wait to test it tonight. Downloading.

    Hate to be the one to bring this up, I have bought every DLC so far but
    6 cars and rather boring track is now $10.99.
    Meanwhile Nürburgring-Nordschleife and 10 cars is $10.99.
    Where is the logic in that?

    Plus the two Porsche DLC packs, Toyota/Audi LMP dlc/ some unnamed American track. This game has turned into iRacing pricing model.
    I figured with their console release and 505 games...
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  7. A SUV? Really? Thats a bit of a mood killer IMHO :poop::sleep:...
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  8. Christian Moreau

    Christian Moreau
    A young Canuck Premium Member

    At least it's free. :p
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  9. Andreas Knöpke

    Andreas Knöpke
    GT3 is where it's at! Premium Member

    Not sure if serious but FERRARI F1 x2
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  10. Andreas Knöpke

    Andreas Knöpke
    GT3 is where it's at! Premium Member

    Take it out for a spin on the Nordschleife, then you know that it's far from a mood killer! Opposite is the case! :inlove:
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  11. Didnt know that. We should ask them for a soccer mom driver model and a couple of kids in the back :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
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  12. Will give it a go and see how it behaves.
  13. Yup i think these to BadBoys poked the price up a little :)
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  14. Gergo Panker

    Gergo Panker

    Objectively speaking, with iRacing's pricing model this pack would cost $100.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2016
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  15. Andreas Knöpke

    Andreas Knöpke
    GT3 is where it's at! Premium Member

    I think that's a pretty clear YES on that. :D
    But seriously, 10 bucks each 4 months is still nothing really, I think.
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  16. ouvert

    Premium Member

    and for me probably the one I enjoyed most (which I didn`t expect as 250Fs are in pack) ..
  17. Isn't one single car on iRacing like $11.95 tho?
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  18. Brandon Wright

    Brandon Wright
    I'm just here for the snacks

    :O_o: One car in iRacing alone would cost more than this entire pack. By my math this pack costs less than $2/car which is still very reasonable and still cheaper than a couple pints.

    Can't ever understand why people who spend thousands of dollars on PCs with toy wheels complain about a few dollars for new content (especially expensive content like 3 Ferraris).
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  19. Cristian Haba

    Cristian Haba
    #555 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs Staff Premium Member

    Again the powers of common sense really show here. I dont think it was the F1s that drove the price up, but the sheer gravitas of passion contained within these marques demanded the all powerful cosmos to hike the price up to $?.

    Its a hobby gents, dont sweat the small stuff, go after the last tenths, go door to door, master Red Water at 10 tenths that's the beauty of this stuff.

    Maserati 250F 12C on laser scanned Nordschleife..... if you're not at work begging for screens why the f.... are you posting and not sawing your US$1000 wheel setup?!?!? #drivetastefully
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  20. kedy89

    Premium Member

    Thanks, but not for 10€. Sales will come, might grab it then.
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