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AMS 2 | Loads Of New Content And Latest Update Deployed

Reiza Studios have released another major new update to Automobilista 2 - and several new cars come with it.
  • Update 1.0.4.0 now available.
  • Several new and classic cars released.
  • Multiple physics, UI and feature improvements.

A brand-new update has been released for Automobilista 2, and in good news for content fans, the latest release also includes a very pleasing collection of new content to enjoy. On the cars front, the build brings with it a collection of racing machinery from days gone by, with touring cars and lower powered tin tops very much the focus of this latest update - adding classic DTM and touring cars plus the exceptionally cool BMW M1 Procar series... (inserts smiley face here!).

For fans of tracks, the world of karting has received some love, with AMS1 favourites Buskerud and Speedland joining the title for this new release.

Also new for this build is a revision to the head movement feature within the game, plus a very nice looking list of changes and improvements that can be found below:

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CONTENT
  • Added 1960s Touring Car Series (featuring Lotus 23 & Mini Cooper S 1965)
  • Added BMW M1 Procar Series
  • Added German Group A Series (featuring BMW M3 E30 & Mercedes 190 Evolution
  • Added Mini JCW UK Series
  • Added Buskerud Kart Track (2 layouts)
  • Added Speedland Kart track (4 layouts)
  • Added Hockenheim 1988 Short layout (part of Hockenheimring DLC)*

GENERAL
  • Added borderless window mode option (Perfromance Options Screen)
  • Altered behaviour of helmet/cockpit cameras to prevent locking to world horizon and improve smoothing/damping of camera view
  • Fixed issue where event date was not correctly set if host changed track via multiplayer lobby
  • Added 'Start New Championship' flow; Added Select championship type, select vehicle/livery, Pre-allocate opponents Added championship specific AI Skill / Aggression settings to championship overview (can be adjusted mid season as desired
  • Fixed clamping of range when validating Multiplayer AI difficulty setting on client.
  • Added support to look backwards when pressing loo left / look right simultaneously
  • Fixed "dummy" objects unintentionally appearing in reflections at higher settings.
  • Player now retains control of steering/shifting during pitstops when 'Manual pitstops' setting is enabled.
  • Fixed issue where sometimes player control was not restored after an AI controlled pitstop.

UI & HUD
  • Added Help text to advanced setup screen
  • Fixed missing center suspension setting heading localisations
  • Added help text for all setings (subject to further review/localisation adjustments)
  • Changed 'WORLD MOVEMENT' to 'HEAD MOVEMENT' to reflect new functionality
  • Adjusted showroom climate brightness
  • Added French & Spanish localization options
  • 'Waiting for host' message now also displayed after race sessions in multiplayer when appropriate.
  • Changed 'EXIT' button to 'RETURN TO MAIN MENU' on post session leaderboard
  • Added confirmation step when attempting to exit while waiting for host to return to lobby at the end of multiplayer events.
  • Fixed incorrect activation states on Broadcast Control overlay toggles.
  • Fixed menu mouse activations and highlight state throughout on Broadcast Control
  • Added Start New Championship screen for championship and vehicle/livery selection (additional championships to follow)
  • Replaced "Reset Championship" button with "Start New Championship"
  • Entering championship mode now opens new championship page if no valid save is present.

DEDICATED SERVER TOOL
  • Limit AI Difficulty slider to 70-120%
  • Max Grid Size and Max Human Opponents now allowed to be equal in http UI
  • Replaced AllowableTimePenalty with AllowedCutsBeforePenalty and limit to correct range (1-50)

PHYSICS & AI
  • Replaced open Salisbury-based open differential physics with more effective alternative;
  • Further reduced differential lock per clutch setting
  • Fixed CTD with Caterham Academy / Supersport
  • Fixed F-V12, MP4-12, kart shifter & other unreleased cars missing latest minimal AI strentgh adjustment (being too slow below 100% setting as a result)
  • M1 Procar: Revised tyre construction; Revised Suspension Geometry; Lowered engine inertia; Increased brake torque; Revised tyre constructio
  • Adjusted AI lateral movement in initial launch off the line
  • Reduced differential locking increment per clutch setting (all cars)
  • Slightly adjusted kart tyre treads & FFB max force
  • Slightly reduced F-V10 Gen2 AI tyre rolling resistance to better match player´s

AUDIO
  • Onboard cameras now all use onboard sounds
  • All cars revised for any persisting inacurate engine sound position (forward-rear, left-right)
  • Added helictoper & drone sound effect (track dependent, where animation is present as sound effects are tagged to the respective objects)
  • Puma P052: engine sound offset to side fixed, corrected small click in low-ish rpm loop.
  • Kart 125 2T: increased internal engine volume slightly, external decreased slightly
  • Camaro SS: increased external sound volume (both trackside and external on car views); fixed bad on-power low RPM samples overlap and general transition from idling to on-power.
  • Ultima GTR Race: Adjusted filtering on external audio (trackside).
  • Super V8: Adjusted SUB-frequencies over RPM range
  • Puma P052 small adjustment to interior sound.

TRACKS
  • Reworked treeline and grass blade shader, added few new types of grass blades & reworked existing ones.
  • Reworked fog/haze shader with different exponent steps depending on angle you look at, so you can see the sunlit air when facing the sun
  • Adjusted fog levels in heavy cloud/overcast setting for european tracks
  • Added custom track animated objects (still WIP) to Spielberg, Kyalami and Buskerud
  • Small art passes to Spielberg, Bathurst, Kansai
  • Ortona: Fixed pit speed warning on track over 60kph; Added correct trigger for pit exit on layout 4;
  • optimized track cut mesh
  • Fixed VIR South hole after pit exit
  • Silverstone 2020: Extensive performance pass
  • Outon Park: Marbles test : less boxes (78->24), bigger boxes, 0.5-1.5 range, no brake zones
  • Snetterton: Fixed some AI pit lane issues (hitting pitwall, driving onto grass at pitlane to main path merge)
  • Adjusted textures; fixed some object LOD popping; Adjusted 100 layout pitlane/pitexit/trackcut to prevent a DQ in some cases
  • Curitiba: Minor optimization & art pass; improved pit lane path merge to main path; remapped garage/pitbox locations; calibrated dynamic brake marker spacing
  • Spielberg Historic:Restored road patch bumps; minor optimization pass; calibrated brake marker spacing
  • Londrina: Fixed black treelines
  • Imola 2001: Added period-accurate ad boards
  • Silverstone 2020 Intl: Improved AI line.
  • Added VR Spectator cams to Interlagos, Silvestone 2001, Bathurst, Hockenheimring, Imola
  • Fixed objects popping in Spielberg, Silverstone 1975, Silverstone 2020
  • Brasilia: Fixed several object LOD popping; Various object & texture adjustments
  • Brands Hatch: Upgraded road seam & roadline shaders; Improved brake marker texture and spacing; Minor optimization pass
  • Interlagos: Fixed object LOD popping; Upgraded road seam & roadline shaders;
  • Imola: Fixed hole at Acque Minerali; closed some open edges between double sawtooth curbs; fixed some grass glitches; calibrated brake marker spacing; upgraded sign placement to latest references;
  • Upgrade distance marker shader to rz_basic, rework sign placement based on recent reference video; moved start trigger 5m to align with pitwall starting gantry; added garage door collisions; relaxed road noise slightly; minor optimization pass
  • Ortona; Minor Art pass; Added new AI paths for paddock area; Fixed broken UV4 groove mapping. Upgraded road seam & roadline shaders; ;New HUD track maps. Optimized track cut mesh; Added starting lights; Fixed wrong way/DQ bug from new paddock pit lane; Updated fast lines for layout 1 and 3; Minor optimization pass
  • Guapore: Fixed various object LOD issues; Minor Optimization & art pass; Fixed some open edges; added animated drones
  • Adjusted road noise for Guapore and Ibarra

VEHICLES
  • SuperKart: Updated liveries
  • Added Stock Car 2020 dangling damaged parts
  • Added Sprintrace dirt and damage effects + dangling parts
  • Added Super_V8 dirt and damage effects + dangling parts
  • Fixed Caterham Academy Driver & car animations

AMS 2 is available now exclusively to PC.

Got questions? Have answers? Want to chat about AMS 2 and don't know where to go? Worry not my friend, we have just the place for you! The Automobilista 2 sub forum here at RaceDepartment welcomes you with open arms - come say hello!

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Always nice to see AMS2 progressing. Although the BMW M3 E30 & Mercedes 190 Evolution need fixing, the AI don’t stand a chance.
 

Andy-R

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Wow, I'm totally in love with the M1 Procar. It's a blast to drive and has really nice physics and FFB. Now all I need is the Nordschleife DLC.
I thought the opposite about the way it drives. The car sounds great but seems impossible to lose control of. Power oversteer doesnt really need much input from the driver (it just sorts itself out) and when trying to unsettle the car by going off throttle at high rpm and turning in very aggressively (absolutely yeeting the steering wheel) into a corner I cannot make it oversteer and lose control. Occasionally when doing this there is a mild slide and the front end regains grip really abruptly and spits you off to the outside of the corner but it wont properly lose the rear no matter how hard I try.
 

Goffik

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Does this fix the cockpit view inducing motion sickness for some of us? Might need to reinstall the game and give it a go...
That's the idea, yes. If you literally stopped playing because of the camera shake issue, then it's definitely worth another try now. :thumbsup:

I thought the opposite about the way it drives. The car sounds great but seems impossible to lose control of.
I thought the same, to be honest. The car feels too "modern", too grippy, brakes seem too good, etc. Just doesn't feel like a car of it's era to me. Perhaps it's because I love the Procar in R3E where if feels very, very different... challenging but great fun to drive. But this version just feels too... tame.
(Disclaimer: I've never driven a Procar in real life, so this opinion is merely which simulated version I find more enjoyable to drive. It is in no way an opinion on which version is closer to "real life".)

No news on Nordschleif???
The AMS 2 roadmap, including information on the release of Nords, has literally been posted on the Reiza and RD forums multiple times...
 
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GOV47

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New cars are fun. Procar AI is terribly slow. Have to put it on 120% to get it competitive on some tracks. The blown engine bug is present on the Merc. I was in an online race and missed a shift and blew the engine and the car stopped immediately on the straight and ripped the wheel out of my hands.

I love having all of the Kart tracks and the karts themselves are fun but the AI is so bad. Most races just end up with a giant pile up with the Ai getting stuck.
 

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