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BTB version is ready!

Discussion in 'Bob's Track Builder' started by Brendon Pywell, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Brendon Pywell

    Brendon Pywell
    Bob's Track Builder

    BTB version is ready! Thanks again to the testers that helped ensure it was all working under the new development platform.


    There are not many changes from the long tested beta version aside from a few performance enhancements and some small bugfixes.

    Please report any bugs here in as much detail as possible. It's always helpful if you can isolate a problem by repeating it in a small test Venue.

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  2. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Member Premium Member

    Yep, nothing seems wrong after my testing.
    I love the transition of grass on the default track texture, that is awesome. Thanks for updating it and keeping it alive.
  3. There's a problem
    Filename does not match the current version. It should be named HardwareId.v0.9.0.0. Please ensure you are using the latest version of BTB and try again.

    Meanwhile HID.exe creates 'HardwareID.txt'

    I renamed the file with "HardwareId.v0.9.0.0", but also if you have the files extensions displayed in your Windows, you will need to remove the .txt
  4. Brendon Pywell

    Brendon Pywell
    Bob's Track Builder

    Thanks for the feedback, looks like I'll have to put this message in a few more places.

    "To obtain a license you first need to run the CreateHardwareID application (if using Windows 7 or later be sure to run in Administrator mode). A file will be created in the BTB folder called HardwareId.v0.9.0.0 - this identifies your PC."
  5. I have a couple of issues to report:

    First issue is a major one for me as I need to be able to go back to previous projects regularly to edit and re export them. I am getting some weird lighting effects on walls, with white lines diagonally across them which weren't there before. It seems to only happen (so far) on tracks which have been created in and then exported from 0.9. I've attached a screenshot to show what I'm talking about. I've replicated it on a small project which I have created in The effect is not quite the same, but if you export it from 0.9 you should see what I mean.

    I have uploaded it here:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/rbin5a3ixndr4zg/My Project.zip

    Second issue is to do with grass shaders (multiply I think). Again, this seems to be an issue with tracks. In the 3D editor the grass seems to show up way too bright. The images I've attached show what I mean - the darker grass is the view in, the lighter grass is 0.9 and the final image shows the result in rFactor.

    Hope this is of help - would be much appreciated if you could solve these issues. If you need any more info or anything like that let me know.

    Attached Files:

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  7. Richard Hessels

    Richard Hessels
    Premium Member

    Wow... never saw that coming so soon after the announcement.
    Thanks a lot!
  8. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Member Premium Member

  9. Not for public release I'm afraid so don't get too excited. I just used those pictures because they show the issue up best.
  10. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Member Premium Member

    It was more of a guess than a dl request. :D
  11. Shawdad

    PSN ID: Shawdad

    Great! just downloaded
  12. Ah, I thought that having the word 'Thruxton' in the picture would be a bit of a giveaway! :p
  13. Jimlaad43

    Nice apex, I'll take it! Staff Member Premium Member

    Didnt notice that
  14. Can we have and installed at the same time?
  15. Brendon Pywell

    Brendon Pywell
    Bob's Track Builder

    I can't replicate this. I exported your example from both 0.8 & 0.9 and they looked the same with the wall looking ok. Anyone else try?

    The Bright grass in your old project is caused by having a high Specular Colour value (not to be confused with Specular Power). Changing this to be near black will give better results for grass.
  16. Nice to see that there's an official release of it.
    Looks like I will finally purchase a license of 0.9 soon.
  17. Can I email you a simplified version of the track I am having problems with? Because I'm finding it difficult to replicate the problem with a new project now too, but it persists with my old projects.

    I don't want to post it here because I am producing the track for a company and I'm not allowed to share my work publicly.

    Ah ok, You're right, changing the colour to black fixed it. The weird thing is that changing this has no effect in rFactor it only made it look correct in BTB.
  18. Sounds like rFactor is ignoring that specular value, or maybe just the way you configured it.
  19. Brendon Pywell

    Brendon Pywell
    Bob's Track Builder

    Sure, please send it to my bob at bobstrackbuilder.net address.

    RBR would also look strange but you are right abour rFactor it doesn't use that property in that shader.