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Featured RaceRoom Updated and Anderstorp Released!

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by Paul Jeffrey, May 4, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    RaceRoom Racing Experience - Anderstorp Raceway.jpg
    Sector3 Studios have deployed a new update today for RaceRoom Racing Experience, including the release of the very impressive Anderstorp Raceway track...


    Following on from a recent sizable update back on April 20th, Sector3 Studios have today once again released a new build for RaceRoom Racing Experience that addresses a number of minor issues with the simulation, most interestingly with further slight tweaks to the flag rule logic added as part of the new build. Now Sector3 have added some additional detection logic to various yellow flag scenarios within the game, hopefully allowing for a more suitable and consistent application of flag rules for a wider variety of racing situations.

    However despite the build update, the biggest news from Sector3 is the much awaited deployment of the wonderfully recreated Anderstorp Circuit. Available in two separate layouts, both the Grand Prix and South Circuit versions of the track are available to purchase from the RaceRoom Store for £2.53.

    The release of Anderstorp completes the release schedule for the three previously announced Scandinavian locations added to RaceRoom, however with a past history with the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship in the form of the two STCC racing games released under the SimBin banner, fans will no doubt be remaining hopeful that these are just the first of many new pieces of Scandinavian content coming to RaceRoom in the near future.



    04/05/2017 Update:

    Game:
    • Fixed an issue where time allowed to give a position was showing 15 seconds instead of 30.
    • Fixed an issue where players sometimes received a penalty while on grid at the start of MP race.
    • Added a 2 second period during which the yellow flag causer still can be overtaken after he/she has fulfilled the criteria for not causing a yellow anymore.
    • Increased the speed threshold needed to release a yellow flag.
    Multiplayer
    • Added a setting “Stay in Practice Session if Empty” to turn on/off session freeze to dedi. If ON, the server will stay in practice session if it’s empty. If OFF the server will continue to qualifying even if it’s empty.
    • Added a setting “Allow Players Join in Qualifying” to allow/disallow players join during Qualifying. If OFF players can’t join during Qualifying. If ON players can join during Qualifying.
    Sounds, Cameras, Physics & AI:
    • Mclaren 650s: Camera update following the steering wheel alignment fix.
    • Suzuka: Fixed BMW procar going wide in 130R and fixed too harsh 130R cut rules
    Art:
    • McLaren 650s GT3: Fixed alignment of the steering wheel.
    Portal & Backend:
    • Fixed some inconsistencies with competition starting and ending time being x hours off depending on the players local time difference to UTC.

    RaceRoom Racing Experience is a PC racing simulation from Sector3 Studios. Additional content to the free base game can be purchased at the RaceRoom store.

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    Check out the RaceRoom Racing Experience sub forum here at RaceDepartment for all the latest news and discussions with regards to the simulation. Take part in our awesome Racing Club, download a setup or just hang out and chat about the game with your fellow fans of the title. It’s all here at RaceDepartment.com!


    Have you tried the update yet? What do you think about the Anderstorp circuit? Would you like to see more Swedish locations in RaceRoom? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. Gopher04

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    Always been a good track, glad it's made a return, done many a GT race here..:thumbsup:
     
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  3. Daniel Trapp

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    I've tested it with a few cars today and I really like, best track addition 2017, just need my GT3 cars.
     
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  4. kondor999

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    Fantastic track. And I have no idea how they make DX9 look this good.

    Maybe pre-baked lighting and shadows is the way to go after all.

    Edit: Turns out R3E does have dynamic shadows and lighting. Still have no idea how it looks so good and yet uses so little GPU power.
     
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  5. Enpassant

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    Appreciate great effort of R3E devs. But, I think that effort should go in the other way. More toward to update shortages than develop the new content.
     
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  6. Alexandre Costa

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    Wow!! I had some great races in this track in GTR2. I'm glad that we can race it again. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. theravenousbeast

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    Still no physics update for the Gr.A cars. Sigh...
     
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  8. Andy Jackson

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    Really enjoying this new track. Well it's not that new and it brings back old memories. I love it. Ideal for WTCC races in my opinion. GT3 is also good on here. Been throwing the 2015 Citroen WTCC car and the M6 GT3 car around and it feels great.
    RRE just gets better and better. :thumbsup:
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  9. Brownninja97

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    Liking this pace from raceroom, been a consistent release of content for the past few weeks. Hope they can keep that up.
     
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  10. Andy Jackson

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  11. Paul Jeffrey

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    Ahh man I forget now but I think it is possible.. sorry man, I'm away from the rig and it's gone from the top of my head..

    @J-F Chardon could you step in here please sir?
     
  12. Chris Sercombe

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    Well my mate bought Anderstorp this afternoon, and we had some great hot lapping on the track, i love it, will buy myself tonight.
     
  13. Majuh

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    They use real time lighting, there are no baked shadows.
     
  14. Martin Fiala

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    People tend to think that DX9 equals bad looking games and bad performance and DX10 or DX11 is an instant visual and performance upgrade. However, that's not really how this works. Hence we got a pretty all-right looking DX9 R3E and a quite bad looking DX11 rF2 beta.

    Also, as mentioned before, there's real-time lighting in R3E. The shadows are not the best looking out there, but they're still real-time.
     
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  15. Martin Fiala

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    There's a free camera option and you can bind keys to move it around. Look into the controls setup (it's in the secondary section, I believe).
     
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  16. kondor999

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    That's impressive, because they somehow avoided the problem AC has with shadows suddenly popping in about a hundred meters from your viewpoint. I know the shadows on the cars are dynamic, but are you sure that's the case for track objects? If so, I wonder how R3E managed to do shadows so much better (IMHO)?
     
  17. Martin Fiala

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    They didn't. There's plenty of shadow popup. I think the distance depends on shadow settings in the game, but even on the highest, you can't get rid of it.

    It's extra visible on Monza on the straight between Lesmo and Ascari, for example. YouTube butchered the framerate, but you can still see it for example here in my video (timestamp is 23:35 if it doesn't work for some reason).

    I have shadows set at medium, BTW.
     
  18. William Wester

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    I had to have this, brings back so many good memories! They sure know how to build great looking content - runs beautifully!
     
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  19. M-Bimmer

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    Love all the tracks in RaceRoom even though they are not laser scanned.
    Can't believe the devs support! The game gets updated regularly and it gets better and better.
    Money well spend if you ask me.
    (Reported a couple of bugs and got replies with workaround and the fix was included in the next patch released)

    Yes it does not have the bells and whistles like some other racing games but it feels great hearing and driving any car in RaceRoom. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. HabUK

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    I love Raceroom to bits, since I picked it up a couple of months back I've clocked up over 60 hours. Working on my point per hour rule I'm getting close to my value for money, easily my most played SIM at the moment.

    Picked up Anderstorp last night, took me right back to my GTR2 days! Hope RD have some races there!
     
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