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My Summer Car Gets an Update!

Discussion in 'My Summer Car' started by Paul Jeffrey, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Amistech Games have just released a sizeable new update to their quirky driving simulator My Summer Car.

    Released towards the end of 2016, My Summer Car is a fantastically strange independently developed driving and life simulation for Windows PC. Designed to offer players more than just simply the opportunity to drive and build your own car, My Summer Car is cram packed full of amusing features as it attempts to simulate a Nordic summer experience as you build your own first car, go out and buy spare parts to create your masterpiece, drink beer and get into trouble with the local law enforcement and pretty much everything in between! The game is, without doubt, one of the hidden jewels from last year as it offers up a unique experience quite unlike anything similar in the gaming marketplace at present.

    In the February 6th update, Amistech have added quite a few fixes and enhancements to the title, including the addition of several useable assets as varied as a new sauna and the ability to catch a bus as right the way through to even allowing the player to buy a coffee to reduce fatigue!

    Alongside the new playable content, the February 2017 release also addresses a number of outstanding issues within the game and adds a few new pieces of functionality.

    You can read the full February 6th update changelog below:
    • Fan belt can be now purchased also when it is lost
    • Store items are now re-stocked only at game load
    • Decreased power of truck engine
    • Made truck parking brake fail when strong force is applied
    • Player can now sleep in the truck and on the junk sofa found in landfill
    • Sleep is now activated with Use button (default F)
    • Added driver and voice over for the yellow car
    • Added map features, railroad (no trains YET) and sports ground
    • Added bus player can travel with
    • Added cottage with wooden Sauna
    • Fixed issue with controller deadzone settings not saving
    • Slower generation of fatigue when running
    • Drunk driver of the small green car can now die
    • Ability to buy coffee from the Pub, decreases fatigue
    • Fixed issue with Christmas lights draining the battery even when shut off
    • Fleetari wants his Ferndale car back now (I advice you to return it
    • Fixed bug where detached Starter motor did not enable trigger for assembly
    • Fixed materials for all the bolts, let us know if there are pink bolts
    • Random graphics work
    • Random adjustments and fixes
    This update has a lot changes in it so prepare for some unforeseen issues. But don't worry, we will do a quickfix update if something game breaking or other unwanted behaviour is going on

    ....................

    About The Game

    My Summer Car is the ultimate car owning, building, fixing, tuning, maintenance AND permadeath life survival simulator. You start the game with hundreds of loose parts and assemble both car and engine. Not only you need to maintain your car, but yourself as well. Sausages, beer and sleeping will do just fine.

    If everything goes well, you have a working car which you can use for various 1990's Finnish countryside summer activities. Basically doing stupid things under influence of alcohol. After you have gathered extra money from various random jobs, you can start to tune and upgrade the car with parts ordered via snail mail. You can turn the car into a obnoxious bass-boom disco machine.... or into a rally car to participate rally competitions... or just fix it into perfect factory condition. Of course car also needs to pass the inspection or you might get into trouble with police.

    Not only you have access to one car, but also several other cars and vehicles which you can use. (Mostly useful to get groceries and for towing the project car from some ditch, again).

    Warning, this game is not for fainted heart. Severe car fever is required to play this properly due to it's autistic approach on car building.

    • Full car assembly with over hundred parts
    • Detailed driving and engine simulation
    • Various other vehicles, cars and boat to use and drive
    • Dozens of kilometers worth of dirt and paved roads with AI traffic
    • Random paying jobs to cover food, beverage and fuel expenses
    • Rally event to participate in
    • Permanent death
    • Sauna bathing
    • 90's Finnish summer!
    • Support for steering wheel and shifter controllers
    • Much more!


    My Summer Car is available to purchase exclusively on Windows PC via the Steam Network right now!

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    Check out the My Summer Car sub forum here at RaceDepartment to keep up to date with all the latest news regarding this quirky driving game. As is usually the case with these sub forums, we offer you a place to get together with your fellow community members and discuss the gaming experience, plus we have a growing collection of weird and wonderful mods for you to try in our downloads section. Pop in a say hello today!

    Have you tried the new update, what are your impressions? Do you enjoy My Summer Car? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. Andrew

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    Added cottage with wooden Sauna........:geek::geek:

    Is the game now 18+ or what ? :p

    Epic stuff. I luv it. ;)
     
  3. Andrew Harper

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    "Permanent Death..." :roflmao:

    Now there's a game feature you don't see too often in sim racing!

    Codeys I hope you're taking note here...;)

    I don't own this title but every time I see a feature on it I'm getting more and more tempted; but it just looks so addictive and I don't have much spare time as it is! :laugh:
     
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    Is this game VR enabled?! ;):laugh:
     
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  5. Paul Jeffrey

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    Sauna - VR.

    Now that's taking what my wife would deem acceptable behaviour to a whole new level :roflmao:
     
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  6. thatmotorfreak

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    Player can now sleep in the truck

    BRB, gonna go camping in my septic truck while spilling sewage on the highway and flipping off motorists now :D
     
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  7. Paul Jeffrey

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    That's the spirit :D :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Andrew Harper

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    So what FFB settings are you running? :D With the physics of the radial remoulds I'm finding the understeer in the septic truck very unnerving above 50mph. Or it could just be all the ahem...stuff in the back...:):whistling:

    .....sorry I'll stop now :roflmao:
     
  9. ThatRacingGuy

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    I drove 88 MPH last night... weird stuff happened

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    So... what is this game about anyway?
     
  10. Andrew

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    About * Having FUN maybe ? *:whistling:
     
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  11. rastaqki

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    There is no ultimate goal. Completely free sandbox.
    The most advertised feature is building the car from ground up.

    I'm really into engineering, worked couple of years in my father's workshop, now finishing masters in electronics. I know how to rebuild an engine IRL, so wanted to check the building part of this game.

    You wanna try build a car (and have some fun by the side :)) ? This is it. The most detailed car building simulator ever and more over driving, eating, drinking, peeing, sleeping, throwing, swimming, taking sauna, buying, refueling, chopping wood, waste disposal ...... simulator.
     
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  12. Paul Jeffrey

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    Don't forget avoiding perma death too :D
     
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    If you have to ask, it's probably best to just move along.
     
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  14. Andrew

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    I've started a new game and unchecked *Perma Death*. Eat that.... lol :p:p
     
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  15. Alex72

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    Ehehe, in Scandinavia we are exposed to nudity from birth. All natural. It gets really weird being around yanks though who go total prudes if someone shows an ankle. :D ;) /jk.
     
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  16. Metalogic

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    But don't bat an eyelid about someone carrying an automatic rifle... Go figure!
     
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