Automobilista 2 | New Update, Silverstone And Historic F1 Cars Released

Reiza Studios have deployed a new update for Automobilista 2, adding a few new historic Grand Prix cars to the title as well as the delayed Silverstone DLC release.
  • Silverstone 2020, 2001, 1991 & 1975 DLC released.
  • F-V10 Gen1 class added.
  • Lotus 49C and Brabham BT26A added to F-Vintage Gen2 series.

The slightly delayed new update to Automobilista 2 has arrived, and it looks like the wait has been worth it, as Reiza Studios drop a number of new historic Grand Prix machines to the simulation, as well as publicaly releasing the Silverstone DLC pack and its four variants of the famous British venue.

AMS 2 Update Notes:

The new Automobilista 2 update adds plenty of free new cars, several developments to championship mode, a completely revised track limit penalty system, many AI adjustments along with the usual batch of improvements & fixes in other game fronts.

The track limit penalty system & regulations have now been completely revised to adhere more closely to real racing regulations and for better consistency. A more detailed explanation on the rules for track limits as of v1.0.2.0 will follow shortly.

This update also brings the home of British Motorsports to AMS2 - the Silverstone Pack features several historical iterations of the track through the decades along with its current layout - unique fast flowing challenges perfectly suited to the cars that raced on them!

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This pack features 4 distinct versions of this legendary track from 4 different decades - 1975, 1991, 2001 and 2020; additional layouts for the main track in each era will be gradually added in future updates.

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FULL V1.0.1.2 -> V1.0.2.0 CHANGELOG:

CONTENT

  • Added F-V10 Gen1 class
  • Added Lotus 49C, Brabham BT26A to F-Vintage Gen2 series
  • Released Silverstone Pack featuring 2020, 2001, 1991 & 1975 versions (DLC package)
GAMEPLAY
  • Championship mode: Added Frontend standings table; Added race length scaling option; Added progress reset option; Fixed bug ensuring player vehicle respects championship configuration.
  • Added new track limit penalty system- no more slowdown penalties (except to give back positions), driver has a customizable number of track limit violations before being awarded a drive-thru penalty
  • Added penalty tolerance logic for when the cut occurs over grass/gravel or occurs after a contact with another vehicle
  • Decreased the distance in which a track limit violation invalidates the next lap
  • Track limit rules made standard for all racing sessions (whether single or multiplayer) for better consistency
UI & HUD
  • Added Brazilian-PT localization (Beta)
  • Fixed some situations where Championship was incorrectly identified as a Career championship
  • Added UI Pit Strategy screens (access via Setup screen)
  • Added Vehicle List switch option to Vehicle Selection page.
  • Fixed Time Trial info unit still showing old style in Minimal mode
  • Multiplayer chatbox now logs all messages over the session
  • Removed the fade delay from "Give back Position" HUD message so it disappears instantly when position is returned
PHYSICS
  • Reduced tyre speed effects on adhesive friction for all slick tires
  • Increased longitudinal slip (and reduced understeer as a result) for f-Retro, F-Vintage, Opala 1986 tyres
  • Adjusted F-Vintage Gen2 tyre width, diameter & gear ratios to match new official cars
  • Reduced engine inertia on all MRX engines
  • Adjusted front splitter pitch sensitivity for prototypes, GTs
  • Minor aerodynamical revisions for AJR, Stock 2020
  • F-Ultimate: Adjusted ERS charging & deployment properties (higher throttle threshold, more charging from full brakes) to minimise chances of battery running out over 1st laps
  • Adjusted car body friction & restitution (slightly less jerky when coming into contact with other cars)
  • Fixed Copa Classic CTD from missing wet compound tyre
  • Fixed Camaro SS 6th gear ratio
AI
  • Removed all "artificial" AI functions affecting their behavior in racing situations (minimises unpredictable reactions)
  • First-lap decision making on 1st lap introduced in v1.0.1.0 now applies to all race laps
  • Fixed AI tendency to put wheels on the grass on straights for no apparent reason during lap 1
  • Added initial version AI defensive driving logic (very subtle on this release to minimise potential issues)
  • Further AI refinements to reduce likelihood of accidents on lap 1, including logic for AI to be more careful when rejoining the track after going off
  • Adjusted DRS activation speeds for AI for Sigma P1 & AJR cars equipped with the device
  • Minor AI Grip tuning for Cascais, Hockenheim
  • Improved pitlane merge to main path at Hockenheim GP / National
AUDIO
  • Super V8: Muted PitLimiter sound for now until further code adjustments
TRACKS
  • Hockenheim 2020: Slightly relaxed high frequency road surface noise for a less bouncy ride
VEHICLES
  • Added F-Classic suspension animations & adjusted driver animations (all models)
  • Fixed F-Trainer driver hands position in 3rd person view
  • Stock Car Cruze 2020: Fixed chassis visual glitch
  • Camaro SS: Corrected mirror position
  • ARC Camaro: Fixed visual glitch on liveries 3,4,98,99
  • Puma P052: Corrected display RPM and Speed readings
  • Chevette: Windscreen reflection reduced
  • Stock Car Cruze, Corlla 2020: Added dynamic dirt & damage

V1.0.2.1 CHANGELOG:

  • Adjusted range of allowed track limit warnings to 1-50
  • Multiplayer chatbox history no longer logs joins/leaves and limits history playbackwhen switching page
  • Fixed session overview leaderboard not filling in Multiplayer session
  • Fixed incorrect text on pit strategy back buttons
  • Adjusted F-Vintage body aero lift (all models)
  • Fixed VW Truck crashing to desktop when loading
  • Adjusted Ultima & Camaro SS tyres (stiffer tyre sidewall, reduced a speed sensitivity, stiffer front ARB and springs) & AI tuning
  • Adjusted F-Reiza tyre tread (better retention of adhesive friction at speed)
  • Decreased AI defensive lateral movement range to reduce chances of weaving
  • Minor reduction of AI brake grip
  • Minor AI performance callibration pass for F-Vintage, Ultima & Camaro SS
  • Adjusted AI wet tyre grip for Formulas V12, V10 Gen1 & Gen2
  • Silverstone (all versions): General art passes & added remaining trackside objects (including period accurate 1975 pit building)
  • Hockenheim: fixed trees popping up in the horizon of 1977 version
  • Incremental AI speed adjustments at Imola 2019 - Chicane T11; Kansai - T11, T14, T16; Spielberg - T1, T2; Donington - Mcleans (T7); Goiania - Chicane entry; Kyalami - T13, T16; Oulton Int - chicane entry; Santa Cruz - chicane;, Taruma Chicane;Velopark - Last corner.
  • Camaro SS: Fixed tachometer
  • Brabham BT26A: Added front suspension animation & texture, material updates
  • F-V10 Gen1:- Added material to sidepod intakes

Automobilista 2 is available now, exclusively on PC.

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rallysmo

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Silverstone is a nice addition to the game...I'm wondering though if they can add the option to remove the steering wheel from all cars (for some cars like the formula ultimate that's not possible).
they need to add the first dash board view like in ac, acc that way for no widescreen get better view, also in widescreen
 

pre9v

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I can't wait to buy a track from Project CARS 2 so I can drive it in the Project CARS 2 engine with a car from Project CARS 2! I might even buy the Hockenheim DLC I already bought 3 years ago.

Easy to pump out 2 DLCs in 20 days with this much old content!
 

rallysmo

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so i would get a discount if a get a stand alone dlc and then grab the season pass like in r3e
 

bgil66

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I can't wait to buy a track from Project CARS 2 so I can drive it in the Project CARS 2 engine with a car from Project CARS 2! I might even buy the Hockenheim DLC I already bought 3 years ago.

Easy to pump out 2 DLCs in 20 days with this much old content!
I was wondering that myself, anyway AMS2 is sticking more than PC2 did:thumbsup:
 

Cheesenium

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I can't wait to buy a track from Project CARS 2 so I can drive it in the Project CARS 2 engine with a car from Project CARS 2! I might even buy the Hockenheim DLC I already bought 3 years ago.

Easy to pump out 2 DLCs in 20 days with this much old content!
FYI, hockenheim is a port from AMS 1. They had to release it as dlc due to licensing fees But they gave it out for free for early access buyers.

Silverstone is their own mesh and it is brand new. As far as I know, Reiza makes their own tracks from scratch. Visually, AMS tracks are quite different from pcars.
 

fwyflyer

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AMS2 Camaro SS still has no working interior rpm, still slides sideways 4-5 feet on launch, still rotates under braking even in a straight line, and still has no grip in the grass at less than 5 mph. So, lots of work left to do on the Camaro SS.

On the other hand, aside from too much rotation under braking (still not as bad as the Camaro SS), the SuperV8 is turning out to be fairly fun to drive in AMS2.
 

JohannesK

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I can't wait to buy a track from Project CARS 2 so I can drive it in the Project CARS 2 engine with a car from Project CARS 2! I might even buy the Hockenheim DLC I already bought 3 years ago.

Easy to pump out 2 DLCs in 20 days with this much old content!
With the difference that I actually like AMS2 and as soon as I drive in pc2, I think that I rather shouldve just started AC or AMS2 up instead
 
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AMS2 Camaro SS still has no working interior rpm, still slides sideways 4-5 feet on launch, still rotates under braking even in a straight line, and still has no grip in the grass at less than 5 mph. So, lots of work left to do on the Camaro SS.

On the other hand, aside from too much rotation under braking (still not as bad as the Camaro SS), the SuperV8 is turning out to be fairly fun to drive in AMS2.
Tweaks on the Camaro SS are confirmed to come. :)
 
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