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iRacing's Upcoming Releases

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Yoeri Gijsen, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Yoeri Gijsen

    Yoeri Gijsen
    aReDeeeLeMeS Staff

    Let's keep a little thread going about what iRacing has in store for us in the (near) future. Some things have been announced, some targets have been rumoured and who knows what you have picked up in the darkest recesses of the net...

    Below I will put up some things I find or found. Please post any news, rumours or hints below so one of the moderators can update this thread.

    Cars
    • McLaren MP4-12C GT3 - Next up, but time unspecified
    • Lotus 49 - Next up, but time unspecified
    • RUF Rt12R - October 2012
    • Honda Civic BTCC - May/July 2013
    • Honda HSV-010 - May/July 2013
    • NASCAR Sprint Cup 2013 models - TBA
    Tracks
    • Auto Club Speedway - To be scanned (confirmed!)
    • Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve - To be scanned (confirmed!)
    • Hongaroring - Plans
    • Kansas Speedway - To be scanned (confirmed!)
    • Lukas Oil Raceway - In production
    • Rockingham Speedway - October 2012
    • Interlagos - To be scanned (confirmed!)
    • Miller Motorsports Park - To be scanned
    • New Jersey Motorsports Park - To be scanned
    • Long Beach - 2013
    • Oran Park Raceway - October 2012
    • Tsukuba Circuit - In production
    • Willow Springs - Scanned but on hold
    Features
    • Crew chief & spotter functionality - February 2013 at the earliest, but probably later
    • Driver swaps - February 2013 at the earliest, but probably later
    • DirectX 11 and x64 support - Long term project
    • Dirt and oil build up on windscreen - Side project
    • Enhanced sounds (DirectSound > XAudio2) - Groundwork in next build; the rest later
    • Exhaust fire - Side project
    • Teams - February 2013 at the earliest, but probably later
    • Time transition - Long term and after DirectX 11
    Your turn!
     
  2. Erik Tveit

    Erik Tveit
    I can haz cookie?

    Longbeach, wasn't that being worked on?
     
  3. Yoeri Gijsen

    Yoeri Gijsen
    aReDeeeLeMeS Staff

    I have absolutely no clue. Do you have a source?
     
  4. It´s been worked on, right now no computer can handle it due to all the insane levels of detail.
    But i heard from a member that 2013 is the goal to get it out.

    be right back with a long list of tracks that have been scanned or announced.
     
  5. OVAL
    Auto Club Speedway (Not scanned yet, rumors about it changing)
    Kansas Speedway (Making sure no changes to track before scanning)
    Langley Speedway (Scanned, will finish this track in 2012)
    Lucas Oil Raceway (production has started)
    Rockingham Speedway

    ROAD
    Interlagos (Working on getting a scan, some progress. Would love to get this track done)
    Miller Motorsports Park (On list to do at some point)
    New Jersey Motorsports Park (Scanned, on list to do at some point)
    Long Beach (possibly late 2012, most likely 2013, work is being done as we speak)
    Oran Park Raceway (Will finish in 2012)
    Tsukuba Circuit (Some production has started, would expect it to be done in 2012)
    Twin Ring Motegi (Next track to get released)
    Willow Springs (Scanned, some production work done, on hold for now)
    Circuit Zolder (Spline started, will finish in 2012)
    Hungary (talk has been done)
    Montreal (talk has been done)


    Then you can add Silverstone new layout which will come when the infrastructure and the track is more or less done.
    Lime Rock as well with the new chicanes. (a must for faster cars)

    FEATURES
    Sound enhancements
    Day/Night transition
    "Build a team"
    Driver swaps
    DX11 conversion (rumors from members)
     
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  6. Yoeri Gijsen

    Yoeri Gijsen
    aReDeeeLeMeS Staff

    Thanks. Let's hope some dates pop up! ;)
     
  7. They went to scan Interlagos, but were turned back by customs when they arrived in Brazil.

    A deal to scan Rockingham (NC, Not UK) has been reached, and I believe they expect to do that in April before when the Truck race takes place.
     
  8. No their equipment still sits in customs so they went and took pictures instead,
     
  9. Wait, will they only scan the oval of Rockingham? I see what you did there iR, copying LFS, are we?xD
     
  10. I hope they make changes to some of the cars that just got ntm, the Star Mazda mostly. I used to really like that car, now I just stopped driving it. They made good improvements to the Corvette so I am sure they will do something, I hope :rolleyes:

    Its Rockingham in the US (http://www.rockinghamspeedway.com/), not Rockingham UK.
     
  11. yes it's the US track
     
  12. Sorry, you're right. There are some tracks with the same name, and you can mix them up. Good for LFS(if they ever introduce it!xD).

    Wow, like me. Although I haven't stopped, but I can't drive and push as "secure" as before. I feel like the car has only got a front axle(Car driving on the front wheels, rear is only there when you spin) and the car seems to understeer more, I turn in and turn in and turn in and yet I hardly stay on the track. Before, I won some races at Oulton, now I am surely missing a second or more(At least I feel slower)? I like the Star Mazda, it needs an improvement or iR failed quite hard with this "update" to the NTM.
     
  13. I bought all the road tracks last year to run the Star Mazda season. I was excited to see that Star Mazda was getting the NTM because I felt like I had to really throw the car around and drift the corners to be fast. I felt that was unrealistic on the OTM. Now it has swung around to other end of the spectrum where if I slide the car at all, and try to counter stear to hold or stop the slide it just snaps around way to fast with no hint that its going to happen.
     
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  14. Yoeri Gijsen

    Yoeri Gijsen
    aReDeeeLeMeS Staff

    I think cars that got NTM in the last big update will receive a rework next season. It happened with the car that got NTM last season as well and it worked out fot the better as far as I can tell.
     
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  15. Exactly, I was dum-di-dum going around, thought I wasn't pushing too much, and suddenly I flew off when I wanted to correct a minimal slide. Thus, I got rather careful recently, like trying to enjoy the race more. I'll be happy with an update though.
     
  16. Glenn Petersen

    Glenn Petersen
    Premium Member

    So that Cadillac, is that just a street car? I don't know that there is any racing series that uses that car. Looking forward to the Lotus and McLaren.
     
  17. The Cadillac races in the Pirelli World Challenge (http://www.world-challenge.com/event/vote.php?photo=5484), i think its kinda like the Continental Tire Challenge that Grand-AM has. There are 2 class on the track and the Cadillac is in the faster class.
     
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  18. What I would really love Iracing to do is a touring cars series. Knockhill would be cracking in iracing.
     
  19. DTM in the late 80´s.

    M3 E30 vs 190E 2.3

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