iRacing | New Season 2, Patch 4 Update Available

iRacing have deployed a new patch to their online racing service, the fourth such update of the latest 2021 Season 2 version of the game.

In the latest update from the American development studio, iRacing have released the usual collection of fixes, tweaks, changes and improvements to the simulation as they continue their seemingly never ending development cycle with the software.

From this new build, highlights include various wheel peripheral support improvements and various car specific changes and tweaks, as detailed below:

iRACING UI: (5.13.01-2021-s2)

General
  • The clock in the UI banner has been made more visible when Dark Mode is active.
Race Series
  • The Event start dates have been added to the information displayed in the Season Schedule.
  • This shows the start date for all weeks, regardless if they are completed or in progress.
  • The minimum number of participants required in order for a Ranked Session to go Official has been added to the Series Info panel.
  • Remember, your Safety Rating is always effected by your performance in Ranked Sessions; and your iRating is only effected if the event has enough participants to go Official!
  • Fixed an issue where the displayed time of day word description (except Afternoon) did not match the actual time value for the Session info.
  • Fixed an issue where the Time of Day info bubble was not displayed correctly on a Series Schedule.
Hosted Racing
  • When creating a Hosted Session from an event on a Race Season Schedule, the correct time of day will now be carried over into the Hosted Session creation window.
  • Fixed an issue where setting a weight penalty for a given car was being automatically rounded to the nearest whole kilogram, regardless of units in use and actual value.
  • Fixed an issue where creating a Hosted Session from a Series Schedule was not carrying over the correct Time of Day settings.
Test Drive
  • When creating a Test Drive from a Series event, the correct time of day will now be carried over into the Test Drive creation window.
Leagues
  • When creating a League Team Race, the Grid Builder button is now correctly unavailable.
Paint Shop
  • Fixed an issue where an empty column could appear when selecting to change cars.

SIMULATION

Peripherals
  • A new Thrustmaster “OneWheel” API has been integrated.
  • This API should resolve various force feedback issues. This update is automatic, no manual processes are required by users.
  • TrueForce support for Logitech wheels has been re-enabled.
  • Users will need to manually force GHUB to upgrade to version 2021.3.5164 if you are already on version 2021.2.7359. See the following forum post for a guide on how to get Logitech TrueForce back up and running safely:

CARS

ARCA Menards Chevrolet Impala
  • The New Damage Model has been re-enabled for this vehicle on this environment!
  • For the New Damage Model, several adjustments have been made, including:
  • Wheel strengths have been adjusted so they break or hinge less.
  • Spring damper limits have been adjusted so they may occasionally collapse with appropriate damage.
  • The break thresholds for many body mount points have been reduced.
Global Mazda MX-5 Cup
  • Preventative measures have been taken to halt rampant license plate thievery for this vehicle within the 3D Model Viewer.
Mercedes-AMG GT3
  • Fixed an issue where the iRacing UI model for this vehicle could appear without mirrors.
NASCAR Cup Series Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
  • Gearing has been adjusted slightly while running at Darlington Raceway to account for reduced aerodynamic drag.
NASCAR Cup Series Ford Mustang
  • Gearing has been adjusted slightly while running at Darlington Raceway to account for reduced aerodynamic drag.
NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Camry
  • Gearing has been adjusted slightly while running at Darlington Raceway to account for reduced aerodynamic drag.

TRACKS

Kansas Speedway
  • Some advertisements and signs have been updated.
Talladega Superspeedway
  • Some advertisements and signs have been updated.
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On the MX-5 cup “Preventative measures have been taken to halt rampant license plate thievery for this vehicle within the 3D Model Viewer.”

what does that mean? Sounds intriguing...
 
On the MX-5 cup “Preventative measures have been taken to halt rampant license plate thievery for this vehicle within the 3D Model Viewer.”

what does that mean? Sounds intriguing...
They fixed a bug in the 3D model viewer that license plate on MX-5 cup did not show up, and they worded the fix in an unconventional way in the change log.
 
It's great when devs start getting creative with their wording in changelogs that are usually so dry nobody reads them fully :)
 

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