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PC Assetto Corsa v0.6

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Bokonon, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. 0.6 notes from Kunos..
    So, it's that day of the month again and a new update is ready.

    Let's have a look at todays "particular" update.
    As you might have guessed, we won't release any new cars or tracks today. We understand that this might be a bit of a let down for some of you, but then again we have already released 35 cars and their upgrades and 12 tracks... considering AC's physics engine depth, I'm sure there's more to explore than simply jumping from one car to the other.
    So what's in this new update? Lot's of core work to make AC better, some of it very evident, some of it under the surface but very important.

    First of all we are enabling AI Quick Races for all cars, all tracks. You can select whatever car you like, whatever track you like and whatever number of opponents (up to the track limits). Most importantly you can select different opponents to race against. Multi-class, multi-era, multi-performances, multi-whatever.. err...no scratch that, multiplayer is not ready yet (we're working on it, you know we do!).

    So this is very important, we worked very hard to enable all cars and all tracks to enable the AI. Tons of data to process, but we didn't just stopped there. We have laid out the ground to build a better AI that understands better the intentions of the player. On some cars you might see a better behaviour, on some others more or less the same, but the work is there and slowly we will update all of them. Your feedback is valuable and that's what early access is all about, so thank you in advance!

    What's next? Collisions. You can lean on your opponents now, bump door against door, push and get pushed and the experience should be far better. Most importantly no more landmines and you can go over high kerbs with far more realistic behaviour. That also permits us to make the terrain collisions more accurate and this means more setup work for you, as you might need to make the setup stiffer, user bumpstops, or raise the car height to make sure the car is not bottoming out. If you hear strange scraping noises and experience unexpected spins on fast turns, it might mean that your old setup was way too low... AC is getting more mature and this means that it requests from you the drivers, more skills and more setup work. We are sure you're going to have fun limiting bottoming, without affecting car balance

    Sound engine. We have worked on the sound engine to improve the sound of the opponents cars in AI races as well as taking advantage of 5.1 systems. It's been quite an extensive work, way too long to describe, but let us know what you think and if you find any bugs.

    As usual lot's of little fixes, bug hunting and optimisations as usual, but also new much requested features like steering wheel hiding, look behind, smoke rendering on mirrors with on/off option, penalties system selectable from UI and more. We are listening the community and working out all the small little details, one by one.

    Last but not least, a very important and very complicated theme module management for the UI. What does that means? Modders can now write their plugins and connect them inside the User Interface (like the amazing "Rivali" suite). Theme modules are then saved inside the username/documents/assetto corsa folder. This is very important, as we can update the user interface everytime we think necessary and users will not lose their installed mods and UI modifications (if made following our guidelines). Also, users can now select which UI mods can enable from Options/General menu. There is also an example with documentation for modders. This is far more important than it might seem, and opens the door to modders to create amazing applications that work seamlessly inside Assetto Corsa User Interface.

    Hope you have fun with this new update, looking forward to hear your feedback.

    The Assetto Corsa development team
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2014
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  2. Nice! Thanks AC dev team for this massive update! Cudos for "hiding" the virtual wheel. Time for bug hunt, AI-testing and Quick Races! Fantastic (thanks Bokonon for the info).

    A shorter key-words list for 0.6 (copy & paste, correct me if I'm wrong):
    - All cars AI enabled
    - All tracks AI enabled
    - Improvements on track AI lines
    - UI quickraces enabled
    - Added theme module management interface (see Options/General)
    - Fixed position indicator changing in proximity to the finish line
    - First lap time in races starts when the starting lights are off
    - On screen time difference : (On/Off switch)
    - mesh collider system and terrain collision boxes
    - Reworked collision stiffness
    - Penalty system On/Off switch
    - Hide steer option
    - Smoke rendering in mirrors improved (also On/Off switch)
    - Look back buttons implemented
    - fixed some gui issues in endrace mode
    - Winning an achievement in special events unlocks the lower achievements
    - Fixed ambience sound volume
    - Improved positional audio for opponents when driving in cockpit or F1 cameras
    - Fixed opponents overall engine volume
    - Fixed distance scale volume for opponents engines and related extra sounds (skids, backfires etc...)
    - Fixed backfires exterior volume
    - Maximum exterior engine volume is 1.0 to prevent sample clipping and/or distorsion
    - Lotus Evora GTE physics bug fixes and updates
    - KTM X-Bow R aero modifications and setup fixes
    - 1M rear view mirror fixed

    Also, thanks for making 0.01 incremental steps for the steering sensivity slider ;).
     
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  3. Awesome, just awesome! Thanks for your hard work Kunos. Much appreciated for the info Bokonon.
     
  4. Wow, that sounds pretty interesting to me. Thanks and good job Kunos :thumbsup:
     
  5. The update sounds great - thank you Kunos! Nice work! :)
     
  6. Best update list yet! Gonna enjoy this game a lot more now. Any AI, anywhere - bring it!
     
  7. Just did a first test with a full grid of Ferrari 458 at Monza (26 cars)....there was alot going on there I tell you...

    Massive fps drop at turn 1 though and the AI is a bit on the wild side :rolleyes:.... I think I just have to upload a clip asap, looks great with them all coming down the straight :D
     
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  8. Still having this problem with AI

    They keep on acting like destruction Derby racing.
     
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  9. This update made me very happy :) :)
     
  10. Yeah. Pretty epic crashes at first lap. Seems almost like worse than before.
     
  11. The collisions are hilarious. Just tried 2 * gte, 2 * F40, 2 * 2-11, and 2 * Lotus 49 at Imola. Hit the back of a car and you go skywards, the F40s spend their time snaking all over the place, and a 2-11 sent me spinning off the road.

    The GTE is a lot better to drive now but they haven't sorted the FFB deadzone on the straight ahead on my G27. I'll have to go back to 107% on the profiler for that.

    Rearview is weird. The camera is high up so all following cars look like Dinky toys :). Nice to have though.

    Penalty removal seems a bit of a con. You can turn it off (good) but then it doesn't record lap times (bad). So almost pointless really.

    Didn't notice any performance issues with 8 AI nutcase drivers so that's pretty good.
     
  12. Pedro, seriously mate! Post on the AC forums this type of stuff.
     
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  13. Ok, here is a clip of 25 AI 458's having a go at each other (and me) at Monza....:D

     
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  14. AI's (1M and Lotus 49 @ Imola):
    . Are more agressive then before ... almost impossible for me to finish a race now
    . They are faster then before on straights but even slower in some parts of the track where they were already slow
    . They are crashing all the time bettween them wich brakes the race and makes the cars drive very far away from eachother
    . Overall this update makes racing against AI not funny and very difficult to drive side by side with constant fights with many different AI's during the race ... most of the times im racing alone between AI's
    . I prefered much more the way they raced before the update ... not funny now

    Colisions:
    . Its good its working properly now ... i can really feel the difference on the better side. But there are 2 points where they need to improve:
    . Cars are flying all the time at not so fast speed
    . The rear jumps very easy (looking like wild horses) with the 2 rear wheels on the air all the time

    Performance:
    . Big FPS drops ... really needs resources optimization

    UI:
    . Good improvements ... more options to costumize the sim to your personal taste
     
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  15. Oh Man.
     
  16. Do we still have start from the back of the grid ? If so I am not even trying this.
     
  17. I want to add that after I stopped laughing at what went on in that video I did a restart of the race and there was the usual kaos in turn one, not as bad as this one but still....Anyway, I stayed clear of trouble but they are very agressive when they are near you.

    Once you get away they seem to loose interest a bit, I finished second on a 3 lap race, just behind the winner.
    Takes a while to get through the field when you have to have eyes in the back of your neck to not get run over...:D
     
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  18. Stelios

    Stelios
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    Something tells me that we should be expecting 6.1 really soon to address some of the stuff reported.
     
  19. Looks like "public server" AI is done. Now we have to wait for league edition :thumbsup:
     
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