Automobilista has hit its most significant milestone to date, reaching build 1.5.0 and is now considered in a final and finished release state. Coming to pc gamers after a long and often spectacular road of development and change, Reiza Studios have now wrapped the development of the Automobilista Motorsport Simulation (AMS) racing title, a new release born off the back of the very popular and highly regarded Game Stock Car simulation from 2013. The latest and potentially final major release, dubbed build 1.5.0, hit the Steam network late yesterday and represents the final efforts of the development studio before full attention switches to the new and as yet unrevealed racing simulation under closely guarded lock and key back at the studio in Brazil. Although 1.5.0 is considered the final build for AMS fans need not despair as Reiza did indicate in a recent 'roadmap' post that some other bits might sneak into the sim over time, however for now this is it people, its done, it's awesome and it's available to play on Steam right now! Build v1.5.0: NEW CONTENT Added Buskerud Kart track (2 layouts) Added Mendig Langschliefe layout GENERAL Added support for Ranked Servers: Lobby shows Ranked Servers average entrants ranking. Added player's server rank in monitor view (Only Reiza Official Servers will be ranked at this stage) Added "TIRE SETS" option to limit number of available tire sets over the race weekend (range 1-10 or unlimited as before) Added "RETURN TO PITS" option to RULES settings (options are Instant, Car must be stopped and Car towed to garage with semi realistic or realistic timings) Fixed various issues with Steam Achievements Disabled Pause While Zero Players server setting, as it is required for servers to announce on Steam Added Game tag to results file with property "Automobilista" Added Steam ID and Race Rank to player entries in Results files Added Game Version and Profile in use to title bar on Dedicated Server Increased frequency to smooth player´s steering wheel animation during replays (should no longer look jerky) Fixed Spotter announcing last lap one lap too early if you were a leader in a timed race Fixed Steam info not being parsed correctly when dedi is hosting without steam client logged in USER INTERFACE Redesigned Monitor UI screen Added Escape Menu Confirmation option to Display settings Fixed multi join screen sometimes showing wrong track map Added RaceRank leaderboard to Profile page Auto select users time on TT Leaderboards Refactored internet connection type settings Garage UI now shows fuel by decimal point when step is less than 1.0 Optimized UI files, removing unused files and entries AI Tweaked AI suspension rates to smooth ride over curbs a bit New AI code which uses actual car width to calculate road width AUDIO Enhanced surface sounds positioning Fixed various little sound replay bugs Lowered spotter default volume to 75% Replay surface sounds are now positioned (both pre 1.49 and new replays) Remote vehicles now also have tire sounds (although highly approximated) Tweaked dirt residue sound calculation (should hear it more often) Audio now is smoothly faded in / out when pausing / resuming game Added additional audio output configurations: Surround Headphones 5.1, Surround Headphones 7.1, Surround Speakers 7.1 Added "Trackside Camera Audio Directionality" into PLR file for stereo configurations (with it non-zero, sounds in the back will be less loud then ones in front of camera) Fixed RPM limiter sound not being played Added new crowd samples (club, national in addtion to old grandprix type) CONTENT FIXES & UPDATES New TV helicopter camera sample Removed helicopter sound from ambient audio sample Added audio environment settings to all circuits Updated TV cameras for F-Ultimate, F-Extreme, F-Reiza Updated Headlight textures in various cars Fixed rear view mirror resolution inconsistencies Granja: Revised AI paths in all layouts Boxer: Increased brake torque & adjusted front tire load sensitivity; Updated series skin set F-Trainer: Updated series skin set Karts: Adjusted fuel scale to allow 0.1L increments (needs Garage UI code tweak); Further adjusted AI, adjusted front tire load sensitivity; Removed redundant / innacurate feeler values; Reduced tire wear for all compounds; tweaked AI to reduce issues with rolling over curbs; Added more suitable standard tireamanagement / startskill multipliers AJR: Adjusted AJR RealFeel setting to reduce default FFB clipping; Fixed loop on high rpm in Honda Turbo F3: Fixed double arms in F309; Updated external sounds & fixed missing onboard pit limiter sound Caterham: Fixed double arms in various models F-Reiza: Updated LCD display Ultima: Fixed unbalance front brake torque in road versions TC: Classics: Corrected some pitch errors in external sounds GENERAL NOTES: Logitech G29 / G920 users: Support for auto rotation is on a dedicated Beta Branch labeled LogitechG29. Further instructions as to how to switch to a beta branch here. If you have a bug to report please use the new bug report thread (make sure to check the opening post first). If you experience any issues running the game following the update, it´s worth running a Steam Integrity Check to make sure all files have been added / updated correctly. Automobilista is a PC exclusive racing game from Reiza Studios, and can be purchased from the Steam network. If you enjoy Automobilista then take your experience to the next level with RaceDepartment! Join in our brilliant online Racing Club to take part in organised online race events, or head over to the Automobilista Modding Forum to have a look through our community made content, or if this isn't enough to keep you occupied, check out the general AMS sub forum and involve yourself in our wonderful sim racing community. Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! 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