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iRacing Update to Deploy Today

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Paul Jeffrey, Mar 16, 2017.

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  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
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    iRacing.com are looking to launch a new patch for the service, however dirt fanciers will have to wait a little bit longer to get their hands on the loose stuff...

    Although no new content has been released in today's update, the patch does a commendable job of addressing several previous issues within the software. Specific attention should be paid to tyre usage parameters for a number of GT machine that now alters the behaviour and wear of the rubber over longer stints on track.

    The new update also adds several visual updates in reference to the way particles are displayed, as well as providing fixes to a range of default car setups within the simulation.

    Unfortunately the new patch does not yet bring dirt racing to the game, however the originally expected release date of late March 2017 remains in place at the moment. You can read the full patch notes for March 16th below:

    SIM
    • Fixed the iRacing installer program to correctly refer to the 64-bit iRacingService64.exe, instead of the 32-bit version that no longer exists.
    • Fixed an issue where if the iRacing installation directory name contained spaces, the iRacingService might not start properly.
    Controls
    • Fixed a bug where the updated fast releasing parking assist brake aid was not releasing as it should.
    Tires
    • Reduced the ability of tires to pick up and retain debris to make accumulation of dust and marbles reasonable with soft and sticky tires.
    Visual Effects
    • Heat haze distortion effect has been updated.
    Particles
    • Opponent cars’ particles should now roll better.
    • Opponent cars will now emit less smoke when on wet surfaces.
    • Adjusted dust cloud generation and scale.
    • Smoke particles should now appear more prevalent on tires.
    PopcornFX
    • Fixed an issue where multiple fireworks playing in the same frame were not emitting multiple sounds.
    Replay
    • Fixed a bug that was preventing the Results page on the Replay screen from populating with the results from all the weekend’s sessions when watching a replay that was loaded off disk.
    Virtual Reality
    • Fixed an issue where the new VR headset sound rotation option could not be turned back on using the in-sim UI.
    • Fixed panning sound issues with replay cameras and virtual reality headsets.
    CARS:
    Aston Martin DBR9 GT1

    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    Audi R8 LMS GT3
    • Baseline setups have been corrected.
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    BMW Z4 GT3
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    Cadillac CTS-V Racecar
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    Chevrolet Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    Dallara DW12
    • Season setups have been updated.
    Ford GT
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    Ford GT GT3
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    Ford Mustang FR500S
    • Slightly increased cure-based tire degradation.
    Global Mazda MX-5 Cup
    • Season setups have been updated.
    • Slightly updated tire construction and compound.
    • Slightly increased cure-based tire degradation.
    HPD ARX-01c
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    • Tire compound has been hardened for greater responsiveness and lower yaw at which we see peak grip.
    • Fixed an issue where the tires would appear to protrude through the fenders.
    Kia Optima
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    Mazda MX-5 Cup circa 2015
    • Slightly increased cure-based tire degradation.
    Mazda MX-5 Roadster circa 2015
    • Slightly increased cure-based tire degradation.
    McLaren MP4-12C GT3
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    Mercedes-AMG GT3
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevrolet SS
    • Fixed a bad license texture that was causing corruption on the front splitter and rear spoiler.
    Pontiac Solstice
    • Slightly increased cure-based tire degradation.
    Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (991)
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    Pro Mazda
    • This vehicle has been converted to use PBR shaders.
    • Default wheel color has been changed.
    Riley MkXX Daytona Prototype
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    Ruf RT 12R C-Spec
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    Ruf RT 12R Track
    • Season setups have been updated.
    • Greater tire degradation over long runs via cure-based degradation.
    • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased to ensure realistic operating pressures.
    VW Jetta TDI Cup
    • Slightly increased cure-based tire degradation.

    iRacing.com is an online only racing services from the same people who brought you NASCAR Racing 2003. The business model allows only online competition against real drivers in a series of scheduled racing events. iRacing is exclusive to PC.

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    Check out the iRacing sub forum here at RaceDepartment for all the latest news and discussions regarding this title. We also have available to download a selection of community created setups across a range of vehicles in game.

    Looking forward to the new patch? Does the constant changes to the simulation have a positive or negative affect on your desire to race in iRacing? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. Kurupt CDN

    Kurupt CDN
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    A nice little update, glad to see the heat haze distortion effect updated....it was a bit overdone on a few tracks.
     
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