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Featured Kart Racing PRO Beta 16 Released

Discussion in 'Other Racing Games' started by Paul Jeffrey, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    The latest beta of Kart Racing PRO has been released, bringing the game up to version 16 and adding a large number of features and fixes to this underrated simulation.


    I'm admittedly a little late to the table on this one as the beta build 16 released a few days ago, however it has been worth the wait as PiBoSo has produced an impressive list of fixes and feature additions to the title with this most recent build release.

    New for beta 16 comes HTC Vive VR support for the first time, adding to the already very solid support for the Oculus Rift headset present in the game these last few months. Additional feature addition highlights include TrackIR improvements and new controller profiles, plus further LAN functionality.

    As well as adding several new features to the simulation the latest build update also includes a raft of fixes to outstanding issues found within earlier releases. Now players can benefit from further refinements to the track cutting penalties, considerable online multiplayer improvements and further work towards reducing the number of tyre simulation bugs amongst other items list below.

    Kart Racing PRO is in my opinion a massively under appreciated simulation, and with the latest build it looks as if the modding friendly title has taken yet another step forward in quality.

    Beta Build 16 Release Notes
    • fix: tyre simulation bugs
    • fix: improved steer simulation
    • fix: multiplayer improvements
    • fix: server restart
    • fix: web servers browser clients list
    • fix: dedicated server replay save split by session
    • fix: track cutting penalty
    • fix: white and chequered flags
    • fix: race manager bug
    • fix: replay bugs
    • fix: replay rotation
    • fix: replay gear
    • fix: remote karts gear
    • fix: reflections bug
    • fix: reflections and shadows optimization
    • fix: specular + shadow rendering path
    • fix: blending + bump rendering path
    • fix: memory usage optimization
    • fix: dynamic track surface optimizations
    • fix: plugins rendering bug
    • fix: garage compare setup
    • fix: setup change bug
    • fix: testing mode crash with missing testing.ini
    • fix: trackside cameras bug
    • fix: number of centerline segments
    • fix: removed limits on the number of tracks, karts, helmets, intakes, dashes, paints
    • fix: bodywork selection saved for each kart
    • fix: helmet selection saved for each driver
    • fix: paint selection saved for each kart, intake, helmet and dash
    • fix: improved controller profiles support
    • fix: visor wipe delay
    • fix: VR user interface list boxes
    • new: remote karts visible in pits, too
    • new: remote karts visible in the pits when not on track
    • new: LAN direct connect
    • new: controls linearity over 100%
    • new: controls state
    • new: misc controllers profiles
    • new: IK links debug
    • new: TrackIR support
    • new: HTC Vive support
    Designed, built and maintained by the incredibly talented PiBiSo, Kart Racing PRO is a realistic kart racing simulation game exclusively for PC. The game can be purchased directly from the Kart Racing PRO website.

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    Have you tried Kart Racing PRO? What do you think of the game? Do you like the new updates? Does the handling feel comparable to real life racing karts in your opinion? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. David Ignjatovic

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    More vapourware??
     
  3. Brandon Wright

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    Looks like this game has been out for several years. How is that vaporware?
     
  4. Rupe Wilson

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    I love this little sim, only just got my pc back working and now have my product codes, i think i know what im testing this weekend..
     
  5. Brandon Wright

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    So it's good? I'm not sure I even knew it existed until this article.
     
  6. Rupe Wilson

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    I used to run some club races on RD, but the online was a bit erratic at times, when it was good it was really good, but at times left me frustrated.. but offline it was brilliant fun...
     
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  7. Rupe Wilson

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    forgot to mention there is a demo of it to download..
     
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  8. Sky

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    you're thinking of another kart sim.
     
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  9. David Ignjatovic

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    Oh...I thought this was the Unreal 4 kart sim????
     
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  11. Paul Jeffrey

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    Oooops :p
     
  12. Gui Cramer

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    My friend who ran karts competitively and later became a instructor says that KRP is the software used in their kart training, as also in other dedicated facilities. It's the game with the most development too but if you're willing to dish out another twenty bucks, you get GP Bikes and World Racing Series which also offers loose surface support.
     
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  13. SvennyS

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    <snip> KartKraft... I want it, pls???

    mod edited for language - nothing wrong with being excited though :)
     
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  14. Brandon Wright

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    That seems like a great testimonial if it's being used for real training. I'm quite surprised I've never come across this sim before, seems like it's right up my alley. Did your friend comment on how it compared to racing real karts? I must look into this title, thanks for the info. :thumbsup:
     
  15. TzZyO

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    Of all the simulators Piboso is currently (forever?) working on, KRP is hardly the most underappreciated. The ones getting the least love are MX Bikes and World Racing Series. But even GP Bikes, that started it all, only recently is getting the amount of updates closer to what it deserves.
     
  16. Brice.S.

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    i've been running this title since many years (2012 I think...)
    It's a cool game, but , (cause there is a "but"), online racing is ....dead :(
    I use to run x30 master, and had many years on other go-kart categories (national 125, kfs, etc..), and, no, this title isn't as real as it seems...but without other stuff to compare (got the closed beta kart kraft, but it's not better, and ams or rfactor2 karting are just for "fun") it's still the reference.
    I hope one day RD will make some club racing with KRP, without it, i still have to run alone, without anybody to fight (no ai).
    Great to see that Piboso is still working on it.
    @++
     
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  17. Gui Cramer

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    Nice little video preview of the latest build