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Featured New Forza Horizon 3 Update and 'Smoking Tire' DLC Released

Discussion in 'Forza Horizon 3' started by Paul Jeffrey, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium

    Forza Horizon 3 - 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan - Smoking Tire Car Pack.jpg
    Turn 10 Studios have launched the first post release DLC for Forza Horizon 3, bringing seven new vehicles to the simulation in the form of the 'Smoking Tires' car pack, a mix of modern performance cars right through to a 2010 Australian Police Interceptor!

    The Smoking Tire Car Pack DLC contains seven new-to-Forza vehicles, with the 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan, 2000 Lotus 340R, 2016 Pagani Huayra BC, 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, 2016 GTA Spano, 2016 BMW M2 Coupé and the venerable 1976 Jeep CJ5 Renegade, perfect for the vast Australian landscape found in Horizon 3, being introduced to the game.

    Check the Forza Horizon 3 -- The Smoking Tire Car Pack Trailer below:

    The pack is available now and compliments a new update for both PC and Xbox One editions of the title. The patch notes can be read below:

    Windows 10
    • Fixed a performance issue on Windows 10 that caused stuttering with high or unlocked framerates on certain hardware configurations
    • Improved stability on Windows 10
    • Disable mouse move detection while driving
    • The Windows 10 video options screen will no longer ask users to save when no changes have been made
    • Additional options have been added to the Windows 10 Advanced Controller Menu. These include: Steering wheel sensitivity / Invert Force Feedback / Centre spring scale / Damping scale
    • Fixed a problem where pre-order cars and the Halo Warthog were not appearing in the Windows 10 version of the game for some players
    Wheel Improvements
    • Logitech G27 is now registered correctly on Windows 10, so the correct default mapping will be applied
    • All wheels with enough buttons have had the horn added to their default mappings on Windows 10
    • Fix to dead zones for acceleration and braking axes on wheels
    • Default mappings for all TX Racing Wheel variants
    • Fixed a bug where custom input mappings would not save successfully
    General Improvements
    • The Social and Rivals tabs will now unlock for players with Xbox Live Silver accounts
    • Fixed a bug where the racing line would sometimes disappear
    • Controller hot swapping is now available. Players can switch between controllers/their keyboard whenever they choose (including the wheel)
    • Various content fixes for cars

    In addition to the fixes above arriving with today’s update, the teams at Playground and Turn 10 are working on addressing further known issues in Forza Horizon 3 including force feedback and wheel support, general stability and performance, and more.

    Forza Horizon 3 is available for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC now.

    Check out the Forza Horizon 3 sub forum here at RaceDepartment for the latest news and discussions regarding the latest Forza series game.

    Forza Horizon 3 - 1976 Jeep CJ5 Renegade - Smoking Tire Car Pack.jpg Forza Horizon 3 - 2000 Lotus 340R - Smoking Tire Car Pack.jpg Forza Horizon 3 - 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor - Smoking Tire Car Pack.jpg Forza Horizon 3 - 2016 BMW M2 Coupé - Smoking Tire Car Pack.jpg Forza Horizon 3 - 2016 GTA Spano - Smoking Tire Car Pack.jpg Forza Horizon 3 - 2016 Pagani Huayra BC - Smoking Tire Car Pack.jpg

    Will you be purchasing the 'Smoking Tire' car pack for Forza Horizon 3? How are you enjoying that game? Let us know in the comments section below!
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  2. Multi controller support yet?
  3. Fixed a bug where custom input mappings would not save successfully

    Does this mean I can save a custom mapping even if I dont have enough buttons on my wheel to map now or is that still broken
  4. I didnt see anything yet in videos about MP. But can you free roam and do races etc with friends?
  5. Yep.
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  6. millen


    Should be 2010 American Police Interceptor. ;)

    Very tempted to get this, is it worth bothering with a wheel though? seems more like a gamepad game...
  7. M D Gourley

    M D Gourley

    Always amuses me that the Console Racers like GT and Forza generally have some visually amazing content with the latest up to date cars, stunning tracks and driving on open roads etc that a hardcore Sim Racer like myself will never get to drive at a somewhat realistic speed with great physics like that of Automobilista, R3E etc. unless I purchase said games....I guess I am in the minority.....until Reiza 2017 gets here.
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  8. If anyone could test if there is multi controller support after this update, it would be much appreciated. G27 + V3 clubsport pedals here.
  9. lol and yes, not an Australian interceptor. These are those horrible American police cars that have been in every hollywood production in the last 20 years!
  10. Metalogic


    ^^^ This - I want to be able to use my Thrustmaster T300 wheel + Fanatec CSR Elite pedals
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  11. Does not work, using G27 pedals with a tx and have to unplug pedals, otherwise the game gets mightiliy confused, even remapping the buttons on my tx, game forgets it the next time I play, even though I saved it.

    it's a hot mess for now, for me anyway. Stuck playing with the pedals that came with the tx for now. Might work on other configs, dunno.
  12. Thanks Wu ! for the update, hopefully soon then!
  13. Yeah, hopefully, not sure how microsoft let this one escape from their "barn" in this state, I do enjoy it, but to call it a triple A title on the PC in this state, nah. Guess they will patch it properly at some point.

    Besides the controller support, the game itself runs awful also, at least for me, and just about 9 out of 10 people judging by their forums.
  14. Metalogic


    Damn, that's no good for me, I don't even have any Thrustmaster pedals to use, as bought just the T300 wheel base and Leather 28 GT wheel seperately, as already had aquired the Fanatec CSR Elite pedals used via eBay...
  15. Would like to see them fix ffb on Xbox's version also, for some reason Turn10 just doesn't seem to have knowledge and ability to make decent ffb for wheels in their games. They have been in business so long that its hard to understand why they doesn't learn those things, and if they admit they they don't know what to do, why they doesn't hire someone to do that.

    And with controller there should be much more vibration feedback when just driving on tarmac, now there's now vibration on that situation so it feels like car is floating, before you get feedback from bumb/grass/throttle or brake.
  16. Schwud Nelsh

    Schwud Nelsh

    I don't understand why when trying to break into the PC gaming market turn 10 or playgound games didn't think to do any research into controller setups but yet smaller dev teams seem to get it right 1st time typical from Microsoft really!! i'm not a dev but how hard can it be to allow separate controls I mean they all plug in through USB :mad: lets hope they sort it out or they will not be getting my money and I would imagine there are lots more gamers holding back for the same reason so how can they gauge anything from these releases (apex, FH3) :roflmao:
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  17. If you have Windows 10 get the FREE Forza Motorsports 6: Apex. No open roads, all real tracks but the physics and FFB might surprise you plus the graphics are amazing. Not every wheel is supported yet but my T300RS is one that is. Did I mention it is FREE for Windows 10 users.
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  18. M D Gourley

    M D Gourley

    Thanks for taking the time to reply....Yes, I know it's free for Win10, but I am still on Win 7 pro because my motherboard is not fully supported in Win10, older mobo...as I found this out when upgrading to Win10 and one SATA port on the mobo did not work...the one SATA port that I use in combination with another SATA port to achieve SSD Caching...lol
    I will upgrade to Win10 when I can afford a larger SSD.
  19. Strange they release this on PC and never tested mix wheel + pedals? What happens if you add another brand shifter? PC blows up? :D
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  20. Indeed simple convert of gamepad algorithms to wheel could be surprising...
    Bad luck T10/Playground have no will to translate that physics to wheel, since Forza 3 this game is definitely better with gamepad (brilliant vibrating triggers!). Will that ever change? Don't think so...