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Featured rFactor 2: Build 930 now available

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Howard, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Howard

    Howard
    Staff Emeritus | F1 Engineer Premium Member

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    Image Space Incorporated has revealed the 30th update for rFactor 2, build 930. The build contains a large number of bug fixes and other changes.

    The most ntable updates include changes to the tire model (which can be felt with all cars, new and old) and a new user interface, shown below.

    ISI has also revealed that they are working on guides to help newcomers get up to speed with the new launcher and user interface.

    Features:
    • Added ability to have HDV variable SemiAutomatic be set to 2 (upshifts only) or 3 (downshift only), which is in addition to the pre-existing choices 0 (off) or 1 (upshifts & downshifts).
    • Added text values gizmos for wins, starts, average finish, and accumulated points for RFM. Added ability to customize font colors for multiplayer game list. Added ability for gizmos to pass clicks on to gizmos behind them. (only applies to APP_TEXTVALUE_RUNPRACTICE, RUNQUALIFYING, & RUNRACE.
    • Added new option to select stretch UI width.
    • Implemented “Change Password” button and added option to login dialog.
    • Enabled virtual vehicle selection (and propagation) in multiplayer.
    Bug Fixes/Optimizations:
    • Fix issue where clouds sometimes don’t show up in replays.
    • Fixed a crash that could happen if the start light sequence on a track layout was particularly short.
    • Fix broken multihead.
    • Fixed issue where car class was reported incorrectly.
    • Fixed Launcher crash when exiting Mod Manager.
    • Added auto-focus to login dialog input.
    • Fixed bug where checkbox settings in Launcher would show incorrect state on startup.
    • Attempt to prevent physics thread lock up in cases where skin transfers get put into a bad state.
    • Instead of relying on the background color to match the skin download state gizmo inactive state color, now hiding the gizmo in that case.
    • Fixed multiplayer sort game list by series.
    • Fixed bug where 1st line of credits is potentially a random font
    • Fixed multiplayer game list gizmo text colors.
    • Fixed gear graph in instances where there is a top/bottom letterbox effect on the options.
    • Fixed monitor window FOV issues
    • Code added to prevent infinite loops when an AIW has more grid positions than main path waypoints.
    • Fixed issue where finish statuses were transmitted but immediately overwritten upon joining a race. This fixes the situation where a driver Esc’d out and therefore got a DNF, but then left and rejoined the server whereupon it was noticed that the DNF was cleared.
    • Fixed possible crash that happens upon downloading and then installing components to join a multiplayer game.
    • Fix for aspect ratio problems in monitor
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    Graphics:
    • Fade clouds in and out rather than popping.
    • Fixed monitor window FOV issues
    Modding/Public Development:
    • No longer shipping Max plugins for Max 8, 9, and 2009, support ends.
    • Updated versions of Max plugins for Max 2010, 2011, and 2012 with standard mat converter.
    • Toggling AI control will now also toggle player driven AI physics if “shift” is also pressed with AI control toggle key
    • Updated MAS2 utility with potential fix for missing layouts/teams when creating virtual mods
    • Updating SDK with latest content and same UI as the main game.
    Tyres:
    • Minor update to CPM invalidates previously-generated CPM data.
    • Gas cavity volume is now affected by load (which essentially means air pressure/temperature change slightly when the tire load changes).
    • Mass imbalance from flatspotting is now correctly modeled.
    • Subsampling in brush model creates smoother response (this may slightly change the feeling and performance of tires, but note that it should be more accurate now).
    • Added some control for tires in the wet (cooling, EARLY version of aquaplaning). Uses WetConductance=(<multiplier_by_dampness>,<multiplier_by_wetness>,<reserved1>,<reserved2>) ... Dampness is non-standing water. Wetness is standing water. As the track gets wet, dampness goes from 0.0-1.0 and then wetness goes from 0.0-1.0.
    UI/HUD/Options:
    • New UI with resolution 1920X1080.
    • Removing hard-coded HUD elements shading and alpha.
    • Added gizmo slider on realtime settings/display page to set engine vibration effect on cockpit.
    • Download mode textbox gizmo now only displays name of mod file, not full path.
    Plugins:
    • Instead of on-path wetness and off-path wetness (neither of which were properly computed anyway), we now report minimum and maximum water depth along the main path to the plugin scoring interface.

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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2015
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  2. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    This has been posted this morning but anyway has anyone tried it yet and how does it drive with the tyre changes etc.
     
  3. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Very nice UI now :thumbsup:
     
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  4. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

     
  5. I don't like new interface, brake balance now is in advanced tab which makes no sense (spent 5 minutes looking for it). Any way to go back to classic interface?
     
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  6. Matej Lakota

    Matej Lakota
    Sriple Tix Premium Member

    I am also confused a bit, because moment ago I searched couple minutes how to fill my poor Skippy with fuel for tonight˙s race... but OK, inflienca viruses (or one gigantic) started to ride across my body this morning, so that could be a reason of my "blindnesses" :D
     
  7. Dragos Haba

    Dragos Haba
    #9 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs Premium Member

    I think the new UI is a welcome addition, rF2 suffered heavily from a poor UI and having to learn where a few things are is no big deal when compared to the atrocity that it was before, this MAY get me back into trying rF2 again.
     
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  8. In my opinion the new UI is really modern and great looking, and that's something this game has really needed :)
     
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  9. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    Yup, It works! I've made hug flat spot at 298 km/h. :D
     
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  10. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
    TXL Racing Premium Member

    I think in the past it depended on the car. I was in a Megane 1 hour race and flatspotted my front tire while braking for my pitbox and the vibration were bad really bad. Never experienced it that much before. I actually turned down the FFB during driving a bit, because the vibrations were that big.
     
  11. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    I did a few laps at Hungaroring in the FR 3.5. Ive done 2 seasons in it now and dozens of races and never had a flat spot vibration.
    I had a bit of a slide, nothing terminal but a proper lock up into a 2nd gear corner. The vibrations started. When I hit the straight and sped up it was vibrating like crazy, frequency and amplitude increased with speed.
    I now know what they mean when they say its horrible driving with a flat spot!!

    I pitted for new tyres next time round.
    Yep its there now, big time.

    And the UI, I was happy with the old one, but Ill live with it.
     
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  12. Bez

    Bez
    All the gear, no idea...

    text in my car/track selection menus isnt showing for me, i get the white boxes with no text
     
  13. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    Is that a good thing then, lol flat spot straight over my head.
     
  14. Kurupt CDN

    Kurupt CDN
    Touring car fanatic Premium Member

    The new ui is an upgrade from the old one....decent at best.
    Alot of bug fixes in the build, but no update for missing collision and contact sounds with isi content? or am i the only one experiencing this?
    No visual backfire effects on isi content either
    Still alot of shadow bugs and weird graphical glitches following the cars/exhaust
    Tire model feels great :)
     
  15. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
    TXL Racing Premium Member

    I had that in the Megane a few weeks ago. Never experienced it before. It was really bad, but I continued to finish the race (luckily I can change FFB strength on the wheel :) )
     
  16. DesKane

    DesKane
    dksRacing Kaney Premium Member

    this could be good, will definitely give rFactor2 a second look !!!
     
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  17. There is an info in the ISI forum that there are some issues with activated "user defined HDR profiles"
    - I set the value in the player json to "false" and had no problems ... but don't know how (still no menu item found) or if to activate user defined HD profiles now

    Edit: and it's mentioned in the update info as well:
     
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  18. Bez

    Bez
    All the gear, no idea...

    That'll be the problem, I use font scaling.
     
  19. Piero Favretti

    Piero Favretti
    Premium Member

    I am having the same issue. Anyone have a suggestion/solution?
    I otherwise like the UI. this build also seems to have resolved my GTX 980 issues. Cheers.
     
  20. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    rFactor 2 depends on the windows fonts size:
    Build 930: White boxes with no text issue