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Featured NASCAR Heat Evolution Reaches Build #1384762 on PC Plus New DLC Details

Discussion in 'NASCAR Heat Evolution' started by Paul Jeffrey, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    NASCAR Heat Evolution PC Update.jpg
    NASCAR Heat Evolution on PC has received a new update, featuring lots of fixes and enhancements to the game. High on the list of highlights for the new build is the inclusion of online ghost cars for wreckers, fixes for a points bug and improved engine sounds.

    With a high degree of anticipation prior to the game release back in early September, NASCAR Heat Evolution has so far failed to woo players to the degree perhaps expected by the studio. With Monster Games now back behind the scenes, Evolution has proven to be a somewhat disappointing return to the NASCAR franchise. However despite initial concerns with the title, DMR and Monster have been working hard to update the game and answer many of the concerns from fans disappointed with the initial offering from the studio. Recent roadmap reveals, additional DLC launches and an admission from DMR Executive Producer Sean Wilson that Heat Evolution will form the basis for future franchise releases, it does appear that the appetite exists to develop a more polished product before sun-setting the current release in anticipation of 2017's updated game.

    NASCAR Heat Evolution build 1384762 update notes:
    • Cars ghost out and are not collidable when driving backwards in Normal Lobbies.
    • Cars ghost out and are not collidable and then are kicked mid race when driving backwards in Hosted Lobbies.
    • Users using simulation physics can create simulation only lobbies with custom setups in Hosted Lobbies.
    • Movie volume is now connected to SFX volume slider.
    • Added a screen adjustment feature in Options->Visuals.
    • Fixed issues with Chase standings not being displayed correctly, or crashing the game.
    • Added 2016 NASCAR Next drivers (only playable in Quick Race mode).
    • Corrected scaling of damage (improved engine damage).
    • Improved Yellow Flags sensitivity.
    • Superspeedway engine/car tuning (improved the RPM engine curve at superspeedways).
    • The correct pit animation is displayed, taking into account how much fuel was remaining in the car.
    • Speed points count up faster when earning a large number of points.
    • Players only get speed points for laps completed.
    • Season standings only shows the drivers in the current season.
    • Track surface improvements at Las Vegas.
    • Fixed crazy bump at Chicagoland.
    • AI Improvements at Dover and Homestead.
    • Updated logo for October Dover race.
    • New engine sounds.

    NASCAR Heat Evolution is available for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 now.

    Check out the NASCAR Heat Evolution sub forum for mods, news, discussions and racing action. All here at RaceDepartment.

    Have you tried the latest Heat Evolution update? How is the game compared to release day? Let us know in the comments section below!
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2016
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  2. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium Member

    The new DLC packages for October have also been revealed! See below:

    Spotter Audio
    • Matt DiBenedetto takes his race knowledge from the track to the spotter stand. (Price: $0.99)
    • Brett Griffin, the real world spotter for Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer and Xfinity Series driver Elliott Sadler, lends a helping hand on-track. (Price: $0.99)
    Challenge Pack 2:
    • 4 new Challenges from Chris Buescher, Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson, and Kevin Harvick take you to Pocono, New Hampshire, Michigan, and Indianapolis. (Price: $0.99)
    Paint Schemes
    • Paint Scheme Pack 2: Brad Keselowski – Alliance Truck Parts, Danica Patrick – TaxACT, Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Nationwide Patriotic, Joey Logano – Yellow Pennzoil, Ryan Newman – Grainger, Clint Bowyer – Aaron’s, Landon Cassill – FR8 Auctions, Jamie McMurray – McDonald’s, Jimmie Johnson – Lowe’s Red Vest, Chase Elliott – Mountain Dew Baja Blast (Price: $4.99)

    • Paint Scheme Pack 3: Jimmie Johnson – Lowes (Yellow 48), Brad Keselowski – Thomas Built Busses, Kevin Harvick – Outback, Landon Cassill – MDS, Ryan Blaney – Blue Quicklane, Greg Biffle – Performance Plus, Chris Buescher – Dockside, Paul Menard – Valvoline, Ricky Stenhouse Jr – Sunny D, Aric Almirola – Waffle House (Price: $4.99)

    • Paint Scheme Pack 4: Dale Earnhardt Jr – Axalta, Jimmie Johnson – Lowes / Pro Services, Joey Logano – AAA / Southern California Auto Club, Tony Stewart – Rush Truck Centers, Austin Dillon – Dow / Salute to Veterans, Clint Bowyer – AccuDoc Solutions, Trevor Bayne – Blue Spark Advocare, AJ Allmendinger – Bush’s Best Grillin Beans, Greg Biffle – Roush Performance (Price: $4.99)

    • Pit Pass 2: Pit Pass 2 includes Paint Scheme Pack 2, Paint Scheme Pack 3, Paint Scheme Pack 4, Matt DiBenedetto Spotter Audio, Brett Griffin Spotter Audio, and Challenge Pack 2. (Price: $9.99)

    • Free Paint Scheme Pack: Enjoy these free 2016 Sprint Cup Series paint schemes! Schemes include: Casey Mears – Geico Military, Joey Logano – AAA Insurance, Kasey Kahne – Quicken Loans, Austin Dillon – Cheerios, Michael Annett – Allstate Peterbilt Group, Trevor Bayne – Advocare Patriotic, Jamie McMurray – McDonalds / Cessna, Greg Biffle – Ford / Ecoboost, Aric Almirola – Fresh from Florida, Clint Bowyer – Visine, Bobby Labonte/Joey Gase – Donate Life Texas (Price: Free)

    Toyota DLC
    Through our partnership with Toyota, fans will receive a free Toyota Challenge Pack and a free Toyota Paint Scheme Pack each month. Below are details for the free Toyota DLC available in October:
    • Toyota Challenge Pack 2: 4 new Challenges from Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, and Martin Truex Jr. take you to Daytona, Charlotte, Kansas, and Chicagoland. (Price: Free)

    • Toyota Paint Scheme Pack 2: Martin Truex Jr – Auto Owners Insurance, Kyle Busch – M&M’s Red White and Blue, Kyle Busch – Banfield Pet Hopsital, Carl Edwards – Comcast Business, Carl Edwards – Xfinity, Matt Kenseth – FlexVolt, Denny Hamlin – Sports Clips, Matt DiBenedetto – Hope for Warriors, Matt DiBenedetto – Anest Iwata, Matt DiBenedetto – NASCAR Heat Evolution, David Ragan – Weaver Media, David Ragan – Bubba Burger Camo (Price: Free)
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  3. sounds like driving a f1 car now,Motor sound sucks
  4. eljueta

    Premium Member

    Is it any good though? I remember loving the Papyrus games back in the day
  5. Michael Watts

    Michael Watts
    XB1 Gamertag: michaei watts Premium Member

    How did it get worse? Executive Producer Sean Wilson is looking for feedback on Twitter so let him know @theSeanWilson
  6. AbeWoz

    Premium Member

    Everything i've read is that it is a waste of money.
  7. Lars Hansen

    Lars Hansen
    RDs Ion-Engine....0-60 in six days. Staff Premium Member

    Depends on what you're looking for.
    It's a fun game in its own right, but it's nowhere near a full-blown sim.
  8. hi. Don't have the game yet. few questions...
    Is the track ir recognized ?
    And 3d vision ?
    And Simvibe ?
  9. Lars Hansen

    Lars Hansen
    RDs Ion-Engine....0-60 in six days. Staff Premium Member

    No, no and no.
    In that order. :D
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