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Featured New Automobilista Development Roadmap Reveals Plenty of Exciting Updates

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by Paul Jeffrey, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Automobilista October Development Roadmap.jpg
    Reiza Studios have released the October 'Development Roadmap' for Automobilista, revealing some exceptionally pleasing realism features coming to the sim very soon indeed...

    If you had hold out for next weekend's 'Have Your Say' article then there is a fair chance you will pick up on a community desire to simulate more than just the racing cars in game, as if by magic or good fortune it looks like Reiza Studios have had the same idea themselves... confirming tyre allocation and car repair times will be coming to Automobilista very soon, alongside plenty of other awesome stuff as detailed below....

    Reiza Studios October Development Roadmap

    New native HUD / TV overlay system
    For v1.4.9 @Alex Sawczuk has undertaken a complete revamp of the native HUD system to feature a lot of the valuable information seen in DynHUD & other 3rd party systems along with a brand new TV overlay system, which the added bonus of being fully fed & rendered in-game and neatly arranged into a single overall design.

    This should hopefully reduce the needs for DynHUD & other external HUDs (though these will remain as functional alternatives for those who may prefer them).

    Below a couple of WIP previews of these new fully native systems:

    AMS Native HUD Preview WIP.jpg AMS Native HUD Preview WIP 2.jpg

    The new native HUD won´t feature a trackmap in its initial v1.4.9 version but we´re working to add it too in-time for v1.5.0.

    Turbo Model
    On the physics front, the long overdue turbo model is finally due to arrive in v1.4.9 - that means turbo engines like in F-Truck, F-Classic, Metalmoro MR18, Mini and Lancers will be much more accurate to their real life counterparts.

    In the videos below @Niels_at_home talks a bit about this new model and how they impact the driving experience in the sim:


    The crazy F-Classic version Niels is testing here has 4.0 bar boost pressure allowed by the rules in the mid-80s, however the actual F-Classic based on the 88 season will be limited to 1.5 max so it should be a bit more sane than this!

    For those willing to experiment with insanity though we will keep the boost adjustable up to 4.0 in the initial Beta version due to be deployed in AMS Beta some time this next week. For release the 1.5 cap will be set as per the rules but mods will still be able to experiment with different physics. In the future we might explore the turbo insanity a bit further ourselves :)

    Limited tire sets with cumulative wear / component change delays
    Another significant realism option currently in the works is the addition of limited tire sets - users will get the option to limit the number of tire sets available for single & multiplayer races, which will then accumulate wear as they´re used throughout the race weekend. Drivers will then be able to switch back & forth between used and new tire sets (rather than just infinitely reset tires to a brand new set every time he goes back to the pit menu).

    Furthermore, we are working on adding options for time delays changing major car components, so that if for instance driver blows an engine or significantly damage the car, he will be forced to sit in the pits and unable to go out again while the mechanics handle the required repairs. This is to combine with another new option to set rules for escaping to pits mid-session (whether you can escape to menu any time as currently, only when vehicle is stopped or only when its back to its pit slot).

    All this (and potentially some extra options we´re looking into) with the goal of adding an extra dimension of realism to the simulation so that drivers have to be mindful of managing their tires and equipment, an ever present element in real racing.

    We are not sure these features will be ready in time for v1.4.9 but will be certainly be added in time for v1.50.

    Spielberg 2017
    @ilka & the rest of the track team have completed a full revamp of the modern Spielberg circuit, bringing it up to 2017 configuration. This includes several graphics updates along with new surrounding buildings, plus curb & run-off modifications to the track layout itself. Below a couple of previews in nice autumn colors (the GP version will feature appropriately greenish foliage):

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    Metalmoro AJR
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    The Metalmoro AJR will also be added in v1.4.9 as free base content.

    The AJR is the first advanced LMP2-ish prototype from Metalmoro - the first of its kind manufactured in Brazil and thus appropriately the first of its kind to feature in Automobilista, filling one of the few remaining gaps in our car roster.

    AMS Metalmoro AJR 2.jpg

    The AJR has been designed to be versatile for a wide range of different engine configurations, so its series in AMS will have the added bonus of featuring distinct engine options - besides the Chevy V8 currently being run by the single model in action, the sim car will include versions with a Judd V10, Powertec V8 and Honda I4 Turbo as alternatives, all with their own distinct characteristics but overall similar performances.

    AMS Metalmoro AJR 3.jpg

    These new features and content should be making its way to AMS Beta very soon, along with another nice batch of bug fixes, minor AI and audio developments.

    Things are really ramping up and coming together nicely now in these final stages of AMS development, which has contributed to its development continuing to stretch further than we originally planned - we are definitely going to be wrapping v1.5.0 before releases in December, by which point we hope to have our baby in its final and best form - look forward to sharing the news about that at this time next month :)


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    Like the sound of the latest roadmap update? Excited for the future of AMS? Pleased to see tyre set progression and damage limitations? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. budlix

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    All the glory to Reiza. Amen.
     
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  3. Paul Jeffrey

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    THIS! Oh so very much this! Funny (and actually quite annoying) thing, just this morning I finished preparing the 'Have Your Say' article for this coming Saturday... missing features in sim racing. One of my own examples I used was this exact thing! So add mind reader to the list of things Reiza can do..... :)
     
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  4. Newproto

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    Spielberg 2017 + Autumn :rolleyes: :whistling:
     
  5. FeltHat

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    holy moly, that turbo
    cant wait for 1.5 :coffee:
     
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  6. Carlitox

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    That Metalmoro looks SO DAMN COOL. This really is the sim for everyone, no need for USD1000+ PCs, and the same if not better quality. Nothing else to request, just keep up the amazing work!
     
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  7. FeltHat

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    not for VR users :p
     
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  8. kimbo

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    More and more convinced that AMS2-Reiza2018 or whatever it is called, will shock the world of simracing
     
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  9. Andy Jackson

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    They are just a minority. ;):whistling:
     
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  10. Qazdar Karim

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    I was the one who suggested that :cool::cool::cool:


    I want all the praise !!!!!

    More seriously, i'm really happy they added it :)
     
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  11. 2stains

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    AMS is the $20 that just keeps giving!
    I'm enjoying it more now after a few hours in pC2, it just highlights how great Reiza is and how much SMS are lacking!
     
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  12. Travis

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    One has to love what Reiza have done with AMS and these additions are fantastic.

    The ROI on buying into the public funding has been incredible and not in a monetary gain sense but in regards to what Reiza have been able to do. I can't wait for AMS to be finalised and for the DX11 sim to be worked on.
     
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    Reiza have done an excellent job polishing and modding a 12 yr old engine.
    All there hard work has really paid off with packed MP lobbies.
    Really looking forward to what new features the next title will bring.
     
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  14. JoelRR

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    It's outstanding how far Reiza could develop a sim based on such old physics engine, and they keep on developing!!

    Can't wait for the next update, and AMS2 of course (or whatever Reiza deciced to call it lol)
     
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    Ok yeah, you've got a point. But if you're on a budget you're not likely to have VR right? Still, I've emulated VR with Trinus and a powerful phone. Not oculus quality but still, it's something.
     
  16. NASCRAP

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    That's one damned ugly car, but I can't wait to drive it.
     
  17. Trezoitao38

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    For 1987 the regulations strict the turbos for 4 bar. For 88, 2.5 bar. But there is some sources saying Honda achievied 2.9 bar for 88 engine and they hidden the extra boost on the FIA inspection.
     
  18. Gui Cramer

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    Nice driver hands, nice to see the Grand Prix series cumulative tire wear will be implemented, and that turbo is coming.
     
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    If no AC in this world, i'll play this game definitely...:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  20. Ilya Malyuev

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    You probably would still need AC, this one will keep you hot :p
     
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