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RaceRoom Updated and BMW M235i Racing Released

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by Paul Jeffrey, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Sector3 Studios have deployed a new update to RaceRoom Racing Experience, deploying the new BMW 235i to the store and adding several important fixes to the game.

    The simulation has gone into maintenance mode today and will be down for several hours as the game updates, so to keep you all entertained while you wait, check out our BMW M235i Racing preview and images from our earlier article HERE, and the full change log from today's update below:

    New content:
    • BMW M235i Racing
    Game:
    • Lowered default minimum force setting for Thrustmaster wheels.
    • Fixed Slow Down penalty calculations on turbocharged cars
    • DRS no longer deactivates from lateral G’s
    • Changed so game stops reporting error 13 when leaving a game session after only losing a couple heartbeats during the session
    • Change so the pitlane speed information overlay always shows when inside the pitlane.
    • Fixed a case where cars would appear to be hovering above tarmac on pre-race screens.
    • Fixed some data displays showing a ticker counting up to 0 at race starts.
    • Fixed an invalid lap overlay that was sometimes showing without any text.
    • Added a button to view the leaderboards upon finishing a hillclimb run so we could get rid of the non elegant solution of showing the position bar to inform the player of his position.
    • Changed the logic for the “Restart” button in leaderboards & competitions so it no longer purges your best lap and can still show the live time diff to your ghost on the data display.
    • Fixed a message wrongly stating the next lap would be invalidated in Hillclimb runs.
    • Fixed an issue where the HUD elements would sometimes be moved when coming back from an instant replay.
    • Fixed a crash occuring sometimes when cycling through cameras in the pitlane.
    • Game now aborts start-up if no display adapter resolution was found.
    Multiplayer:
    • Added a dedicated server setting to set a latency limit (in milliseconds). Any player caught consistently above that limit will be automatically booted.
    • Added a dedicated server setting to force the race to end after a set time (in seconds). When set to OFF, the server will always wait for a race winner.
    • Fixed an issue where the dedicated server would sometimes not wait for late joiners to complete their loading sequence and proceed to next session anyway.
    • Fixed a case where disconnected players would sometimes remain visible on the HUD track map.
    Sounds, Cameras, Physics & AI:
    • All cars: new external gearshifts added.
    • All cars: Adjusted suspension sounds.
    • All cars: Road Noise is now pure of any chassis sounds. Increased trigger sensitivity of bump samples.
    • Audi TT cup : Increased AI respect for other cars space
    • Mercedes 190 DTM 1992 : New sounds
    • Opel Omega DTM 1992 : New sounds
    • Hockenheim : fixed a harsh cut detection on the right hander entering the stadium area.
    • Nordschleife : Tweaked AI speed in Carousel.
    • Spa-Francorchamps : added some fly by cameras
    Portal & Backend:
    • Added Team information on player profile and leaderboards.
    • Free content is now visible again in store.
    Art:
    • Lada Vesta 2017: Fixed an interior window texture
    • Nürburgring : modified the font of the Porsche tagline on the GP pitwall.
    • Spa-Francorchamps: Resurfaced to reflect current asphalt, small fixes and tweaks.

    RaceRoom Racing Experience is a free to play simulation exclusive to PC with additional content available to purchase via the in game RaceRoom Store.

    RaceRoom BMW M325i Update 3.jpg RaceRoom BMW M325i Update 2.jpg

    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!

    Tried the new update yet? Like the BMW? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2017
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  2. Joe Moore

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    Nice , this is a good addition.
     
  3. Rodent

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    It's a hoot to drive.
     
  4. F1Aussie

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    Would be nice if they updated the games features as much as they do the content. Feature development has been at a stand still for a while now.
     
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  5. TheReaper GT

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    Anyone else having issues accessing the store? Still in maintenance mode here.
     
  6. Gopher04

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    Think you will find the BMW E30 DTM 92 also has new sound..:whistling:

    Normally doesn't come out of maintenance mode for a few more hours yet normally..
     
  7. Celestiale

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    Awesome :). I hope when i get back to racing in autumn this has replaced the dreary TT Cup as "friendly event" car :whistling:
     
  8. Gopher04

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    Nout wrong with the TT...
     
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  9. Rodent

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    Wouldn't surprise me, has all the qualities of the TT Cup car without the FWD and gimmicks.
     
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  10. protonv5

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    "Raceroom finally also fixes AI. Prior to this fix AI has been know to shove you straight into walls, ram you off the track from behind and slow mid-corner for no reason"
    Correction: This has not been addressed for the past several years. No one is sure why.
     
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  11. Gopher04

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    AI has had a huge amount of work done on it over the last few years, maybe you have been in cryosleep..:sleep:
     
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  12. J-F Chardon

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    FYI, game hasn't been updated yet. Changelog above isn't full.

    - M6 liveries delayed

    Some more fix added.
     
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  13. Gopher04

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    That deserves a...:O_o: :( :thumbsup:
     
  14. Ross Garland

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    No, because your article is premature and the servers are still down! :p
     
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  15. TheReaper GT

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    Paulley, Paulley, Paulley.... You gun jumper, you...:p
     
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  16. Dady Cairo

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    Here too in Germany!
    DC
     
  17. Stephen Gibb

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    Have to agree the TT is so much better since the update, a bit harder to drive but much more fun.
     
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  18. Ross Garland

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    Definitely more fun, but harder for rookies which makes it less suitable for the friendly series. That's clear by the greatly increased number of accidents since the physics were changed. I too am hoping this BMW will make a good alternative.
     
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  19. leseb64

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    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Vitor M Sousa

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    • Changed the logic for the “Restart” button in leaderboards & competitions so it no longer purges your best lap and can still show the live time diff to your ghost on the data display.
    This is great. Hope it won't reset the telemetry data used for dashboard apps as well.
     
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