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Automobilista 2 Version 1.3 Goes Live

Automobilista 2 has been updated to version 1.3, which includes improvements to the driveline physics, a new force feedback profile, and some new content.

Reiza Studios has released version 1.3.0.0 of Automobilista 2, and has given players improvements to the differential physics, new force feedback profile, multiplayer ratings, some new content, and lots more.

On the content front, the highly-anticipated part 2 of the Racin' USA DLC was not launched along with the 1.3 update, but Reiza did throw in some new free cars, plus a laser-scanned version of Azure (Monaco). The two cars added are the Volkswagen cars used for the Volkswagen Brasil and Acelerados sponsored eSports series. The track update is an overhaul of Azure, which removed the old version which had been ported from Project CARS 2 and replaced it with a laser-scanned version.

The new differential physics aimed to bring more realism to the cars' behaviour in AMS2, and put to rest a lingering criticism of the driving experience in the title. This has been coupled with a new FFB profile, "Default+", which of course is designed to help players feel more of the road and how the car is behaving.

Another major step forward for AMS2 was the implementation of a multiplayer rating system. This is still in development, but players can now start to build a rating based on clean, fast driving.

The changelog is listed below. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the updates in the comments below once you've had a chance to try version 1.3 of Automobilista 2.

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CHANGELOG

CONTENT
  • Added Volkswagen Polo & Virtus to TSI Cup class
  • Added updated Azure 2021 (replacing old Azure)
GENERAL
  • Added support for customizing AI driver names & personalities (See Information for Customizing AI drivers in AMS2 V1.3 for details)
  • Minor revisions to shadow cascading parameters, slightly improving shadow quality especially for HIGH and lower settings
UI & HUD
  • Added driver profile statistics page
  • Added minimum rating information to server browser
  • Lobby Page: Condensed mutually exclusive icons to one field; Switched to short vehicle names; Added player rank information.
  • Extended player interaction pop-up to include remote player profile information; Added Steam profile link and friend request button.
  • Added Full variant tachometer (default option for new profiles)
  • Reordered vehicles by names/numbers in the vehicle selection screen
  • Revised & corrected all UI vehicle information, addressing several innacuracies
  • Updated label of Exit to Main Menu button on multiplayer session results screen
  • Fixed session overview and pre-event menu alignment
  • Fixed race session settings being incorrectly displayed on test day session overview
FFB
  • Added DEFAULT+ profile
  • Exposed FFB gain per vehicle to FFB script files.
  • Adjusted base gyro/damping FFB calculations
  • Reduced FFB parking force multiplier to minimise rattling when standing still
PHYSICS
  • Extensive revisions to all tires & driveline models, with several corrections & improvements; the driveline updates include addition of elasticity moelling & fixing a bug clutch LSD preload calculation
  • Revised ABS & Traction Control slip ranges & scaling
  • Adjusted camber & toe step increments (now all camber & toe adjustments are +/- 0.1 degrees in cars that weren´t already set to that standard
  • Revised default setups of all cars to a more suitable baseline
  • Revised body drag coefficients of Sprint Race, Caterhams (all models) Caterhams, F-Classics, BMW M6 & M8
  • Revised Ginetta G55 setup & aero distribution
  • R-Retro Gen1: Moved diffuser center of pressure slightly forward
  • Sprint Race: Slightly reduced brake torque, increased body drag coefficient, minor CoG height adjustment
  • F-Vee: Reduced baseline steering lock by 1.5 deg
  • Adjusted Super V8 FFB smoothing, wheel rates, raised default tire pressure
  • Revised drag coefficients for
  • GT3: Revised baseline rear downforce for all models for more accurate aero balance
  • Ginetta G55: Revised default setup & aero distribution; Slightly reduced brake torque & default bias
  • Sprint Race: Minor CoG height, diffuser adjustments Slightly reduced brake torque & adjusted default brake bias
  • BMW M4: Minor default setup adjustments & aero revision, slightly reduced pneumatic trail
  • Corvette C3: Revised driveline & suspension geometry
  • Montana: Minor aero revisions
  • Porsche Cup: Minor rear wing & default setup revisions
  • Porsche Cayman GT4: Corrected error switching damper rates to non-existent fast dampers
  • Revised BMW M6 / M8 body drag coefficent (contributes to BoP)
AI
  • General AI calibration for all cars (further fine-tuning still in order)
  • Bathurst: Revised AI performance
  • Adjusted AI Grip multipliers for Kansai, Oulton, Nurburgring, Donington, Santa Cruz, Spa 1993 to minimise gaps to player performance based on spreadsheet results
  • Adjusted AI corner cut scale to reduce corner cutting by the AI
  • Adjusted F1 AI field spread
  • Adjusted GT AI brake distance offset
AUDIO
  • Updated tires´ road rolling sounds (slightly "drier" with less "windy" artifacts in it.
  • Updated samples for external camera instead of filtered sample for dry / wet road sounds.
  • Revised AJR Nissan V6 engine
  • Porsche GT3-R: Fixed issue where transmission became inaudible off throttle
  • Porsche Cup: Corrected surface sounds
  • Mclaren 720S: Fixed missing traction control sound
  • Adjusted traction control sounds
TRACKS
  • Virginia: Several graphical and physical corrections; Minor AI tweaks (North pit layouts); Adjusted brake marker positioning
  • VeloCitta: Further track adjustments according to latest reference material
  • Bathurst: Fixed hotel railing transparency in fog conditions.
  • Kyalami Historic: Fixed red building zfight, Crowds LODs, some minor static object LOD pops; minor Z-Fight in treeline
  • Campo Grande, Ibarra, Imola, Imola 1972, Imola 1988, Imola 2001: 3d crowd LOD fixes
  • Goiania: Minor LOD fixes
  • Monza 1991: Fix hole in grass at Della Roggia Chicane
VEHICLES
  • Mercedes E190 DTM: Fixed windscreen issue
  • Caterhams: Fixed right front cockpit tire spinning the wrong way
  • Copa Montana: Fixed sticker LOD issue
  • Chevette: Textures updates & fixed light issue
  • Puma GTB: Fixed cockpit external mirror flickering
  • Porsche 911 RSR: Corrected cockpit camera position
  • Corvette C3: Corrected cockpit camera position
  • F-Classic G3M1: Fixed RPM display bar
  • Passat HC: Fixed bonnet camera position
  • Sprintrace: Corrected RPM lights
  • Kart Shifter: Corrected RPM lights
  • Corrected look back camera for: ARC Camaro, F-Classics (all models), F-Retro V12, Lotus72E, Metalmoro MRX P4, McLaren F1 LM
  • BMW M6 GT3: Fixed display lap time issue
  • F-Trainer Advenced: Fixed cockpit dashboard issue
What are your impressions of this update? Let us know on Twitter at @RaceDepartment or in the comments section under this article.
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I have been obsessed with sim racing and racing games since the 1980's. My first taste of live auto racing was in 1988, and I couldn't get enough ever since. Lead writer for RaceDepartment, and owner of SimRacing604 and its YouTube channel. Favourite sims include Assetto Corsa Competizione, Assetto Corsa, rFactor 2, Automobilista 2, DiRT Rally 2 - On Twitter as @simracing604

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This is AMS2 most important update of the year and a game changer !
Make sure to delete the "<My Documents>\Automobilista 2\savegame\[User Profile Number]\automobilista 2\tuningsetups" folder, this is super important.

if you did not like AMS2 physics before, it is now a good time to try it again.
And if you do not have it, it is 50% off with Steam sales.

I also recommend to check out some of the recent entries in the Automobilista 2 Mods section that add real driver names to some series (alongside real car skins usually), making use of that new feature of v1.3. It really improves immersion !
 
A nice improve, anyway.
Pity for the Super V8 in Adelaide. (my ambient test)
V8 is a car with "troubles" in AMS2. It's so... light and it seems "smaller" and "plastic-ish".

Weird, I just tried it and found it amazing. So far the BMW 2002 is the only car that, to me, got a bit worse. Everything else I've tried is top notch.
 
Hi all it says too delete your save game Automobilisa 2, I cannot find where that file is, can someone help with the location for the save game..... Thanks
 
hello, I also tried this new update, what a change with the FFB set to default + thank you reiza it starts to get well the feeling and the braking finished the cars which left in 360 degrees after each braking the cars no longer slip continue in this direction.
 
Hi all it says too delete your save game Automobilisa 2, I cannot find where that file is, can someone help with the location for the save game..... Thanks
Personally the only files I have deleted is the ffb settings folder follow the path documents / automobilista2 / and delete FFB setting text, and in the game use the ffb default + and adjust as you wish configure two buttons on the steering wheel FFB + and FFb- to change to steal the force and have fun
 
Hi all it says too delete your save game Automobilisa 2, I cannot find where that file is, can someone help with the location for the save game..... Thanks

I also forgot in the pits to reset the car setups by default before creating your setup.
 
Great update but GTE not solved by It, could be useful for Racing Usa pt.1 some fixes like BOP and rare shaking on replays. Forcefeedback is better and better on every update, i bought Spa DLC too and wow!! in love with 1993 versión, great job Reiza congratulations, every update feels better than the old one
 
Question: If I've never modified setups do I still need to delete the setups folder?
 
Quoting Renato:



V1.3.0.1 is now up - this is a minor hotfix to add some fixes & improvements to the latest release.

The AMS2 Demo has also been updated with the latest developments pertinent to it.

V1.3.0.1 CHANGELOG

GENERAL


  • Fixed default Formula championships crashing from targeting old Azure track instead of updated one

UI & HUD

  • Fixed throttle/clutch pedal values inverted on full tacho variant
  • Fixed replay list not correctly aligned in ultrawide resolutions

FFB

  • Optimization pass on Default+ profile
  • FFB adjustments to BMW M4, M6 & M8 GTE; F-Vee, Mini 1965, Corvette C3 & C3-R, TSI Cup

PHYSICS & AI

  • Further tire tread revisions & AI Calibration pass for F-Trainer, Caterham Academy, Vintage TC1, Vintage TC2, Copa Fusca, Copa Uno, TSI Cup, Opalas, Omega Stock, F-Vee
  • Further fine-tuning of Traction Control slip ranges
  • Adjusted crankshaft mass for Vintage Touring Cars & Copa Classic
  • Corrected VW Polo & Virtus mass
  • Increased preload resistance in cars with open differential
AUDIO

  • Adjusted traction control sounds for all cars

TRACKS

  • Azure Circuit 2021: Reduced AI on AI trapping against armcos causing crashes/pileups; adjusted line at the chicane to reduce AI going 2-wide and clipping the barriers causing crashes/pileups; Reposition the rolling start location to before last corner and reduce rolling speed to 60 kph

VEHICLES

  • TSI Cup: Fixed missing custom livery folders causing mix-up with Mini liveries; Fixed small gap in cockpit dashboard
 
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The VWs are pretty crap - not the quality that Reiza put in them but rather the hamsters under the hood, terrible consumer grade brakes, and what feels like driving on budget tires. The interior work in VR is spectacular. Did some online races with them and they were a blast. No tuning and fairly well matched racing.
 
The VWs are pretty crap - not the quality that Reiza put in them but rather the hamsters under the hood, terrible consumer grade brakes, and what feels like driving on budget tires. The interior work in VR is spectacular. Did some online races with them and they were a blast. No tuning and fairly well matched racing.
The ones we have now are the 3-cylinder versions. More powerful 4-cylinder versions coming later. But don't expect anything besides larger hamsters ;)
 

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