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Project CARS PC Patch 5.0 Released!

Discussion in 'Project CARS' started by Dennis, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. Dennis

    Dennis
    RedShift Racing Staff

    Online
    * Enforce fixed (default) setups – fixed cases where enabling this would still allow players to use custom setups. Enabled the player's custom controller settings to still be used when using fixed setups.
    * Mojave layouts – fixed an issue where, if the host were disqualified, it would force end-of-race for everyone.
    * Fixed an issue with tyre choices being ignored during pit stops.

    Physics & AI
    * Improved AI behaviour in pit lanes to further reduce cars hitting the pit walls when driving out of the garages.
    * Fixed an issue where cars under AI control would struggle to drive correctly on tracks with high banking.
    * Fixed an issue where some car parts that were dislodged during a collision would not be removed when the track is cleared.

    Career
    * Fixed an issue where the maximum amount of contract and invitation emails could be exceeded with DLC installed, resulting in the player not being notified of newly unlocked contract offers and invitational events.

    Controls
    * Fixed a bug on the splash screen where the controller used to press the A Button to start was not selected as the current controller.
    * Logitech G29/G920 – updated default controller map sets for the layouts to be consistent between wheels and across platforms.
    * Logitech G920 – fixed an issue with the gearshift mapping.
    * Removed default assignments for wipers and lights, as this was disabling the wipers/lights turning on automatically when it started raining or got dark.

    Tracks
    * Nürburgring GP, Sprint, Sprint Short – fixed an issue that caused issues for cars pitting in the first pit spot.
    * Nordschleife – fixed an issue that caused cars to get stuck against the pit wall when driving in the pit lane.
    * Nürburgring Sprint Short – fixed a cut track issue at the NGK Chicane.
    * Barcelona GP – fixed cut track issue when entering the pit lane.
    * Watkins Glen – improved overall track performance to address frame rate drops in certain areas.

    Vehicles
    * Aston Martin Vantage GTE – tweaked cockpit exposure to work better with rainy conditions.
    * Aston Martin DBR 1-2 – set the car up so that the steering wheel remains in a static state when the user chooses the ‘hide wheel’ option, so that the user can still read the vital info displayed on the wheel.
    * Aston Martin DBR1 1959 – fixed an issue where the wrong helmet was displayed when using Helmet View, tweaked inertia and roll stiffness to improve collision behaviour.
    * Audi 90 IMSA GTO, Audi R8 V10 plus, Ruf Rt 12R – fixed an issue where the KERS bar would appear on the HUD of these cars, even though they don’t have KERS.
    * BMW 320 Turbo – fixed an issue where the car would start 'wandering' in straight lines after a few laps.
    * Bentley Continental GT3 – updated engine and minimum ride height to match latest; mapped real world balance of performance; updated gearbox ratios to current FIA specifications, putting it more in line with the other GT3 cars.
    * Ford Mustang GT – improve braking power to better match the car's weight.
    * Ginetta G40 – partial fix for front tires overheating if pressure goes over 1.8bar.
    * Historic Lotus Formula cars – improved the Helmet View exposure settings
    * Lotus 98T – fixed an issue with missing bodywork in the cockpit
    * Mercedes C Class DTM – adjusted steering wheel shift lights to better match the engine's power band.
    * Ruf CTR – changed to a more durable brake pad for track use and added an optional brake duct to help control temperatures at slow tracks.

    GUI & HUD
    * Display correct message when trying to toggle assists when assists are disabled.
    * Fixed an issue with the Leaderboards navigation that prevented the user from changing the vehicle or location.
    * Changed the displayed values for Lateral and Longitudinal weight bias, to make it more intuitive.
    * Fixed an issue with bad Text spacing on the Telemetry screen.
    * Fixed various issues with the HUD gearshift indicator during replays.
    * Fixed an issue where making real time changes to the stability control would display incorrect information.
    * Fixed an issue where the in-game Standings screen ‘Lap time’ was cleared too soon.

    General
    * Fixed an issue where the ‘Sync to Race’ option was unavailable when configuring Weather Progression.
    * Fixed an issue where the Best Driving Line assist appeared in the rear view mirrors.
    * Localisation – added ‘United Arab Emirates’ used by Lykan to non-English language sets.
    * Fixed an issue with Quick Race Weekend, where running Qualifying and Race without a Practice session would cause the Qualifying session rules to not work correctly.
    * Fixed a case where the ‘One more for the road’ achievement would not unlock correctly.
    * Fixed an issue where the player could still toggle driving assists on via buttons, even when driving assists was disabled.
    * Fixed an issue where the external driving camera would clip through the track on steep banking.
    * Fixed an issue with random cloud ‘popping’ in and out of view.
    * Fixed an issue with clouds disappearing when using time acceleration.
    * Fixed a render timing issue that would at times cause a black screen when the processor is under heavy load.
    * Fixed an issue that caused the player’s view to switch from helmet camera to cockpit camera during pit stops.
    * Fixed an issue with Enhanced Mirror, where enabling it could at times cause occasional drop-outs of mirror content

    Oculus Rift
    * Improved support for Oculus Rift rendering to desktop and headset simultaneously.
    * Added command line option -vrfullscreen for use when using second screen, to use whole screen instead of windowed mode.
    * Amended driver head offset when in Oculus Rift mode – defaults to 0.0 but can be set using command line -vreyeoffset amount.
    * Added HUD position editing control keys to the existing HUD editing setup: AD – left/right, WS – up/down, ZE – in/out. (Note that this doesn't save yet between game restarts. We have this working internally now but it missed this patch, so will be coming your way very soon)
    * HUD and Menu system is now located in world and car space instead of attached to the player’s head.
    * Updated to Oculus SDK 0.7.0.0.
    - NOTE - If you experience a black flicker/flash in the right eye view when playing in VR, please ensure that you have VSync enabled.
     
  2. wow. that was fast. does this mean DLC soon, or did we just get october DLC?
     
  3. I suspect moreso that this patch was "rushed" to fix the problems and broken features of or caused by patch 4.0.
     
  4. Patch 5.0 isnt rushed! I found atm no new introduced bug!
    But imo Patch 4.0 was rushed ...
     
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  5. Andy Jackson

    Andy Jackson
    Sponsored by BRUT Premium Member

    When are they going to fix the multiplayer bug that spoils multiplayer racing completely? If damage is enabled cars warp into each other on the start line. A massive bug. :rolleyes::thumbsdown:
     
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  6. Whaaaaaaaat? Never saw that one ... plz provide some video to it (Postpatch 5.0 plz)
     
  7. Multiplayer has been almost impossible for me since the patch...lotta lag and drops/disconnects. Doesn't happen with BattleFront
     
  8. P2P will always be a problem, cause most people have not enough upload speed ... use Dedicated Server and you will barely have problems
     
  9. Andy Jackson

    Andy Jackson
    Sponsored by BRUT Premium Member

    We use dedicated servers here at the Club and it is still present. It needs fixing.
     
  10. Problem better now. It was a bottleneck on my end, however, I'm still experiencing the issues, just not as bad. I was experimenting with my house alarm and modem. The modem wasn't down with it. I can actually race and probably finish now. Still very laggy. Makes it hard to pass.
     
  11. How often is the server restarted? At my league we used a Webserver that wasnt restarted for monthes and it was a laggy mess - restarted it and it was all good. We had all pings between 50 -150 (in PCARS) and even some drove on 4G ... no problem at all ... no laggs, nothing ... and that with 30 players
    I could imagine that it gets a problem if people are spread out in the world (US + EU + ASIA) but that would be totally normal
     
  12. Dennis

    Dennis
    RedShift Racing Staff

    Usually once every week. I think @Andy Jackson is talking about this bug though:



    The bug report has already been liked by a moderator, so I guess they are looking into it? :laugh:
     
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  13. lol never saw that one ... good that theyre on it :D - good to know it can happen
     
  14. LacSlyer

    LacSlyer
    Premium Member

    I don't at all buy that this patch wasn't rushed. Not only because of the issues cropping up from it, but the lack of a refined VR option that has issues (i.e. rear view mirror doesn't work). But the most telling thing to me that it was rushed? It's a PC only patch.
     
  15. Your server's quality will only ever be as fast as your slowest client's speed.
     
  16. Thats only true for P2P. Clients speeds are not influencing the speed of DS.

    But i assume you meant it different, so here the answer to that. 1 laggy client doesnt influence the DS per se. What i mean the connection of the others is not affected. But the laggy client is lagging on track, so in a way he is affecting the session.
    That what you mean is absolutely true for P2P session, as 1 laggy client can cause the session to be laggy as hell. This happens in PCARS especially at more than 10 - 16 players, thats why most highcount P2P-lobbies are really laggy etc..

    You know that console Patches need time to be submitted and checked by MS / Sony?
    You cant say: Hey Sony, here is the patch! - and theyre putting it up immediately. No they first check that its not breaking the console.
    Greez

    P.s. Didnt know about Oculus Rift problem, but still way less of a problem than Patch 4.0 imo. Still dont forget: Oculus Rift DK 1 / 2 is a dev. version, CV1 is not released. You agreed to the TOS of Oculus Rift that you have a dev version. Imo its great that PCARS already support Oculus Rift, most games will/would wait until CV1.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2015
  17. LacSlyer

    LacSlyer
    Premium Member

    That's exactly my point actually. I very well know that the consoles require vigorous testing before they're allowed to go live, and in all the previous patches SMS have waited for at least the PS4 version to be allowed to go live before implementing the patch on PC. Now, you can say this wasn't done this time due to the VR being a focus of the patch, but when there's several issues arising from the patch it's hard to convince me that it wasn't rushed. Especially when it appears that a lot of these fixes aren't PC specific.
     
  18. Idk why they waited - but i can assure you, that they didnt finish the PC patches when the PS4 ones were released ... otherwise you would have different changelogs. I dont want to speculate why they have waited.
     
  19. That's not true. The patch 2.0 was launched on pc 1 week before the PS4 and 2 weeks before the Cbox One.
     
  20. LacSlyer

    LacSlyer
    Premium Member

    Apologies, after researching it does appear that some previous patches had the PC release earlier. As well, it appears the PS4 version is rolling out today. It does surprise me however that they're still releasing this patch considering the notable issues it causes.