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change log part 2

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Eckhart von Glan, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Eckhart von Glan

    Eckhart von Glan

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    Dynamic Sky

    - The appearance of a jagged edge at the horizon has been reduced.


    Motion Blur

    - A motion blur effect may now be enabled when viewing the environment from any camera.
    - - This includes viewing as a driver, spotter, or spectator during an event, or when watching a Replay.
    - - In the Graphics Options menu, a user may enable or disable motion blur, and select from three levels of motion blur that impact the intensity of the visual effect: Low, Medium, and High.
    - - - This feature can significantly affect performance, especially on high resolution displays and multi-monitor setups.
    - - - While motion blur is an expensive process when enabled, there is very little performance difference between the different amounts of motion blur.
    - - While viewing a Replay, a user can enable motion blur for broadcast and/or driving cameras separately.
    - - - A user may select to enable or disable motion blur for each camera type from the Replay Options menu.


    Crowds

    - Lighting effects on 2D grandstand crowd characters have been updated at all tracks.


    Visual Effects

    - Spark particle effects have been updated.

    - Dirt racing particle effects have been updated.

    - Fixed an issue where particle effects would look incorrect when switching car focus while in Replay mode.

    - Camera flashes have been spotted occurring at many more tracks!


    Animated Pit Stops

    - Fixed an issue where the wheel hub was sometimes drawing over the wheel.


    Audio

    - Starter and ignition sounds have been added to all vehicles.

    - Additional vibration noises have been added for curb and rumble strip interactions for the in-cockpit views on metal monocoque cars.
    - - This excludes carbon tub cars:
    - - - Dallara DW12
    - - - Dallara F3
    - - - Dallara IR18
    - - - Formula Renault 2.0
    - - - Formula Renault 3.5
    - - - Indycar Dallara - 2011
    - - - McLaren MP4-30
    - - - Pro Mazda
    - - - Williams-Toyota FW31

    - A reset button has been added to the Sound Volume sliders and the Driver View sliders that will return the sliders to the default value.

    - Fixed an issue where car starter and ignition sounds for stockcars were not being universally applied to those cars with multiple motor types.
    - - This should fix the issues with some stockcars starter and ignition audio sounded different at different tracks.


    Controls

    - Joystick button support has been increased from 64 buttons to 144 buttons. This will move the button address for the switch on newer Fanatec wheels; users will need to re-map any controls to the switch after this update.


    Replay

    - All cars have been updated so that the player car's dashboard in old replays functions correctly.

    - Fixed an issue where the right-front wheel of opponent Dirt Late Model cars appeared to have the wrong camber.
    - - There will also be a very subtle change to the wheels of other opponent cars in replays.


    Paint Kit

    - A new sponsor, Sim-Lab, has been added.

    - Several sponsors with multiple variations have been appended with numbers to differentiate them from each other.


    Driving Aids

    - For drivers with ability challenges, the driving line is rendered further into the darkness at night.
    - - Please contact Customer Support for more information.


    Race Admins

    - The admin command "!trackstate <pct>" will now correctly ignore skipped Sessions when executing, and apply the requested setting to the next active Session in the event.

    - Fixed an issue where the Info tab does not update when an Admin uses the "!trackstate" command to change the conditions of the next session.


    EasyAntiCheat

    - A new version of the SDK has been applied.



    CARS:

    Aston Martin DBR9 GT1

    - Season setups have been updated.


    Audi R18

    - 2019 Season 3 LMP1 BoP Adjustment: Car spec has been adjusted so the baseline speeds at which to cut deployment with the automatic algorithm are rebalanced with the updated harvesting power, and maximum harvest power, and the speed-dependent rate at which it is applied, have both been increased.

    - Fixed a minor error with dynamic brake bias calculations.


    Audi R8 LMS GT3

    - The masterswitch now correctly operates this vehicle's headlights via the cockpit view.

    - Fixed aesthetic issues with the roof antennae texture and the trunk area of the vehicle.


    BMW M8 GTE

    - Up-shift, anti-lag, and backfire sounds have been improved for exterior cameras.

    - Engine sounds have been updated for cockpit cameras.

    - Clutch slip noises have been added.

    - Fixed an issue where the rear tire lockup lights were not displaying for the correct tire.


    Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1

    - Improved backfire, ignition cut, gear shift, and engine sounds for cockpit views.

    - Season setups have been updated.


    Dallara DW12

    - Rev limiter and engine sounds have been improved.


    Dallara F3

    - Lower RPM deceleration sounds have been improved.

    - Fixed an issue where mirrors would sometimes not appear correctly on all Dallara F3 cars for all camera views.


    Dallara IR18

    - This vehicle now receives the same performance boost it gets at road courses when racing on short ovals.
    - - Short track power has been updated to match road course power to correspond with this turbo boost change.

    - The Advanced Frontal Protection (AFP) has been added to this car.

    - Rev limiter and engine sounds have been improved.

    - Opponent vehicles will now appear to use the correct flap and wicker settings.


    Dirt Late Model

    - (ALL) - Maximum allowable bite has been reduced from 325 lbs. to 225 lbs.

    - (ALL) - The right-hand side wheel collision spheres have been adjusted slightly on opponent vehicles to prevent collisions with the ground while driving normally.

    - (ALL) - A new fixed paint pattern has been added for Morton Builders.
    - - The previously customizable paint pattern that occupied this paint pattern slot (#4) has been moved to paint pattern slot #27.

    - (Super) - Season setups have been updated.


    Dirt Sprint Car Non-Winged

    - (ALL) - Left-rear shock and rear tire tread parameters have been adjusted.

    - (ALL) - Fixed an issue where shock adjustments could not be mapped to buttons.

    - (ALL) - Season setups have been updated.


    Dirt Street Stock

    - Engine sounds for the in-cockpit camera have been improved.


    Ford Falcon FG V8

    - Backfire effects have been adjusted.


    Ford GT - 2017

    - A shouting pit crew sound has been removed from the in-car idle audio.

    - Volume of high RPM backfire sounds has been reduced.


    Ford Mustang FR500S

    - Audio for engine dynamics and liveliness across the RPM range has been improved for in-car cameras.


    Formula Renault 3.5

    - Steering wheel lights have been adjusted.

    - Season setups have been updated.


    Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

    - Exhaust crackles and ultra high frequency clatter sounds have been removed from the in-car engine sounds.


    Holden Commodore VF V8

    - Backfire effects have been adjusted.


    Legends Ford '34 Coup

    - (ALL) - Season setups have been updated.


    Lotus 49

    - New backfire and gear shift sounds have been added.


    Lotus 79

    - New backfire and gear shift sounds have been added.


    Lucas Oil Off Rroad Pro Trucks

    - NEW TRUCKS!
    - - The Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Trucks are now available for purchase in iRacing!
    - - - This purchase includes TWO vehicles:
    - - - - Lucas Oil Off Road Pro 2 Truck
    - - - - Lucas Oil Off Road Pro 4 Truck
    - - The Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Trucks are specially designed for Dirt Road racing.
    - - - iRacing gives you the chance to drive the premier trucks in short course off-road racing! Pro 4 trucks are the biggest and baddest vehicles in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. These full-size, four-wheel drive race trucks can boast up to 900 horsepower and up to 20 inches of wheel travel. They’re designed to race in some of the most rugged conditions in motorsports, flying upwards of 100 feet in the air on massive jumps, carving through the dirt in high-speed corners, and taking heavy contact from other vehicles. One thing is for certain: they’re unlike any other vehicles in iRacing, except for maybe their Pro 2 counterparts!
    - - - The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is now available in iRacing, and the immensely popular Pro 2 truck class is along for the ride! Like their Pro 4 counterparts, Pro 2 trucks are absolute beasts under the hood, producing up to 900 horsepower. They’ve also got the same suspension travel as their slightly bigger brother. But with only two driven wheels and a slightly smaller wheelbase, they’re not just a perfect training ground for drivers who are looking to move up to Pro 4 someday, they’re a long-term home for some of the biggest names in the sport. All that adds up to some intense competition on race weekends, competition that you’ll get to experience firsthand with iRacing!


    Mazda MX-5 Cup - 2015

    - Exhaust crackles and ultra high frequency clatter sounds have been removed from the in-car engine sounds.


    Modified - SK & NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified

    - UPDATED VEHICLES!
    - - We've completely rebuilt these cars from the ground up! Any user that already owned these vehicles receives these new versions free of charge. This update includes entirely new vehicle models, new textures, and a full re-evaluation of the vehicles' physics and parameters.
    - - The Modified - SK and the NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified are available as a unit; two cars for the price of one!
    - - - Modified - SK: SK Modified racing is one of the most popular forms of oval track racing in certain parts of America, and iRacing’s updated SK Modified for 2019 brings these cars up to their latest and greatest spec. Many short track racers are happy to spend their entire careers racing these nimble, quick cars. But for drivers looking to further advance their careers, racing in large fields of high-powered, open wheeled cars provides an excellent learning experience.
    - - - NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified: iRacing’s NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified is all new for 2019, sporting an updated body style that reflects the sport’s highest spec. Sporting a roof but no fenders, a Modified Stock Car - "Modified" for short - is a unique oval-track race car. And while today's Modified is built from the ground up as a tube-frame chassis racecar and has significantly different configurations for paved or dirt tracks, the breed traces its lineage back to the very beginning of stock car racing. Light in weight and fitted with wider tires, a current Modified Stock Car is pure racer and much faster around a short oval paved track than one of NASCAR's Sprint Cup cars.


    NASCAR Camping World Chevrolet Silverado

    - This vehicle has been retired and replaced by the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado.
    - - Any member who owned this vehicle prior to this release now owns the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado.
    - - This vehicle is now retired, and is no longer available for purchase or use within iRacing.


    NASCAR Cup Chevrolet SS

    - This vehicle has been renamed, from the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet SS.


    NASCAR Cup Ford Fusion

    - This vehicle has been renamed, from the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Fusion.

    - This vehicle is now FREE and has been granted to all members!
    - - Any member who purchased this vehicle after the 2017 Season 3 Release has also been granted ownership of the brand new NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Mustang!


    NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado

    - NEW TRUCK!
    - - The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado is now available for purchase in iRacing!
    - - - Why race pick-up trucks? For starters, they're arguably the most popular automotive vehicle in America, with upwards of 2 million new pickups sold every year in the United States. And they're a blast to race, particularly the trucks of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. With 625 horsepower pushing their 3450 pounds around super speedways, ovals, short tracks and the occasional road course, NASCAR's trucks are fun to watch and challenging to drive. No manufacturer has had more fun in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series than Chevrolet, and its Silverado is all new and updated for iRacing in 2019. The Bow Tie contingent won the series' first four manufacturer titles in 1995-98 and hasn't looked back. While other manufacturers have come (and, in some cases, gone), Chevrolet has remained committed to the world's fastest truck racing series as its teams and drivers keep racking-up race wins and series championships.

    - This vehicle is a full upgrade and replacement for the NASCAR Camping World Chevrolet Silverado.
    - - Any member who owned the NASCAR Camping World Chevrolet Silverado prior to this release now owns this vehicle.
    - - The NASCAR Camping World Chevrolet Silverado is now retired, and is no longer available for purchase or use within iRacing.


    NASCAR Gander Outdoors Toyota Tundra

    - This vehicle has been renamed from the NASCAR Camping World Toyota Tundra.

    - A new Ilmore NTI spec engine and gears have been added, and aero has been adjusted slightly.


    NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - 2018

    - Aero grills will now be adjusted based on the track type, per the 2019 NASCAR rule change.

    - Per updated NASCAR Monster Energy Season rules, the right-hand speedway window is now mandatory at all tracks.

    - Gear ratios and limits have been updated to match latest NASCAR specs.

    - Fixed an issue that could lead to a pitboard logo being in the wrong location.


    NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Mustang

    - NEW CAR!
    - - The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Mustang is now available for purchase in iRacing!
    - - - The Generation 6 Sprint Cup Car embodies NASCAR's "Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday" heritage. After years of competing in other NASCAR levels, the Ford Mustang finally made its move to the NASCAR Cup Series for the first time in 2019, and found a home at the front of the pack right out of the gate. For more than 50 years, the Mustang has been the signature ride in the Ford stable of vehicles—a pony car that packs a punch and takes the fight to its rivals. The NASCAR Gen6 version of the car takes that fight to the next level, with a 3300 pound minimum total weight (with no less than 1600 pounds on the right side) along with carbon-fiber hoods and deck lids, and a 53" wide rear spoiler.

    - Any member who purchased the NASCAR Cup Ford Fusion after the 2017 Season 3 Release has been granted ownership of this vehicle for free.


    NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry

    - Aero grills will now be adjusted based on the track type, per the 2019 NASCAR rule change.

    - Per updated NASCAR Monster Energy Season rules, the right-hand speedway window is now mandatory at all tracks.

    - Gear ratios and limits have been updated to match latest NASCAR specs.


    NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado - 2013

    - A new Ilmore NTI spec engine and gears have been added, and aero has been adjusted slightly.


    Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (991)

    - Fixed an issue with the rear camber on opponent cars.


    Radical SR8

    - Season setups have been updated.


    Skip Barber Formula 2000

    - Aerodynamic profile has been adjusted to better match real-world data.

    - V7 tire adjustments, including:
    - - Tire compound and carcass curvature have been adjusted.
    - - Oversteer/Understeer balance and over-the-limit behavior have been improved.
    - - Minimum tire pressure has been set to 25 psi for all four tires.
    - - All four tires now also have tire warmers to bring them up to 130F.
    - - - The primary change to the RT2000 is the improved aerodynamic forces, particularly side force and yaw moment. The rubber conditioning, which is the softening effect of simply working (stretching) the rubber repeatedly, is not quite correct yet, but the car is in a much better place than any previous build, so we wanted to share our current improvements. The tire pressure minimum is present because the handling is more predictable and better for new drivers with the higher pressures; without a minimum, nobody would run higher pressures. The tire warmers have been added to help offset some of the still unfinished conditioning effect.

    - New gear shift sounds have been added.



    TRACKS:

    Atlanta Motor Speedway

    - (Rallycross Long) - Starting grid setup has been adjusted to allow all cars to hit a dirt surface at the same point.


    Barber Motorsports Park

    - Pace Car speed has been reduced to 50 miles per hour.

    - Fixed an issue where the digital digits on the timing tower were z-fighting (flickering).


    Bristol Motor Speedway

    - All NASCAR Class A, B, and C vehicles now utilize intermediate track tires instead of short track tires on this track.


    Chicagoland Speedway

    - Night Mode has been fully enabled at this track!


    Darlington Raceway

    - Night Mode has been fully enabled at this track!


    Homestead Miami Speedway

    - Night Mode has been fully enabled at this track!

    - Fixed an issue with the pit speed limit message not appearing correctly when entering pit road.


    Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    - Fixed an issue where some drivers could get stuck in their pit stalls.


    Lanier National Speedway

    - The original track configuration here has been named "Asphalt".


    Silverstone Circuit

    - UPGRADED TRACK!
    - - Silverstone Circuit, completely overhauled and updated, including brand new track scan data, and all new environment art assets, has been added to iRacing!
    - - This track features three configurations:
    - - - Grand Prix
    - - - International
    - - - National
    - - Get on track with the newest configuration of the “Home of British Motor Racing.” Silverstone Circuit’s current layout is one of the longest in its storied history, which includes the first-ever race of the Formula One World Driver’s Championship in 1950. Two years later, Frolian Gonzales gave Ferrari its first-ever F1 victory there, and the rest is history: in the nearly seven decades that have followed, the former World War II air base has become one of the world’s legendary motorsport venues.

    - Any member who purchased the original Silverstone Circuit - 2011 track after the 2017 Season 3 Release has also been granted ownership of this brand new version of the track.


    Silverstone Circuit - 2011

    - This track has been renamed from Silverstone Circuit to Silverstone Circuit - 2011 to make room for the newly upgraded track.

    - Any member who purchased this track after the 2017 Season 3 Release has also been granted ownership of the brand new version of Silverstone Circuit.

    - This track has been added to the base content of iRacing, and has been granted as FREE content to all members.


    Sonoma Raceway

    - (Rallycross) - Additional checkpoints have been added to the up-hill sweeper to prevent drivers from cutting too far into the grass.


    USA International Speedway

    - The original track configuration here has been named "Asphalt".


    Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

    - NEW TRACK!
    - - Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, a new Dirt Road track, is now available for purchase on iRacing!
    - - - One of the most diverse racing venues in North America, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park hosts everything from dragsters to motorboats, and has for years been a staple of short course off-road racing with two annual stops on the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series calendar. The stadium-style course was built in 2008, and made its LOORRS debut two years later. The five-turn layout features a mix of sweeping corners, high-flying jumps, and full-throttle straightaways. Wild Horse Pass is also the only track on the LOORRS calendar to feature Pro 4 and Pro 2 trucks on the track at the same time, as the season-ending Lucas Oil Challenge Cup offers a five-figure grand prize to the fastest racer in short course.


    Wild West Motorsports Park

    - NEW TRACK!
    - - Wild West Motorsports Park, a new Dirt Road track, is now available for purchase on iRacing!
    - - - Sparks always fly in Sparks, Nevada when the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series makes its annual stop at Wild West Motorsports Park. With a stunning mountain backdrop, it's one of the most visually unique tracks in short course, with a track layout to match. Wild West features four turns, two of which are proper hairpins, with four tabletop jumps, a massive drop-off jump after Turn 1, and a rhythm section before Turn 2 all designed to get the trucks into the air. Located just 10 minutes outside of Reno, it's a great place to watch a race, and an even more exciting track to drive with iRacing's new Pro 4 and Pro 2 builds!
     
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  2. BrunoB

    BrunoB

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    As a former member Im interrested in the slow and obviously problematic dev of the V7 tire model.
    And you dont need a higher uni degree of text interpreting to understand that the artificial min tire pressure and the mandatory tire warmers is introduced because Kaemmer more or less dont have a clue how to get the changes in iRacings rubber/tarmac friction (= grip) to at least get on level with the other competing racing sims tire models.

    Hehe and try to re-read the part of the outpouring "but the car is in a much better place than any previous build" - and compare it to all iRacings last 10 years claims of having the most advanced tire model in the (known) universe.
    :whistling::whistling::whistling:
     
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