A brand new DAKAR 18 update has arrived, adding amongst many other things generic wheel, pedal and gearstick support to the simulation. Post release updates have been coming in thick and fast for DAKAR 18 in recent weeks, and version 0.8 deployed earlier today could be one of the most important of all - Bigmoon Studios having worked hard in recent times to bring a first pass at generic wheel and pedal support to a title very badly needing more attention in this all important area of any modern racing simulation. Although it is without doubt that the inclusion of in game device configuration wizard will be the most notable and pleasing introduction to the title, it is well worth noting the sheer scale of the latest build release to DAKAR 18 today.. with plenty of attention having been lavished on the simulation throughout the base game. The new build v0.8 for PC platforms is available now, with console version to receive the new update once it has passed the respective approvals processes. PC - v0.8 Patch Update. This patch mainly focuses on generic device handling and introduces a new Device Manager and a new Device Wizard to help players configure their steering wheel / pedals / gear shifter / handbrake in a generic, simple and in-game way. We feel this new functionality is ready, although, should you encounter any issues, please report back and we will promptly do our best to fix it as this is still an evolving feature and we intend to make it the best possible with your support. We tweaked the steering wheels code. If you find any issues with your device, we recommend to access the Control Settings and "Reset to Defaults". New Features: New: In-game devices wizard New: In-game device manager New: Generic steering wheel, pedals, shifter and handbrake support New: Gear shifter inputs support New: Steering linearity in controls options New: Gearbox type "Manual H Pattern" New: Gearbox type "Manual H Pattern + Clutch" New: It is now not possible to engage a gear without pressing clutch when using ManualHPattern + clutch type of gearbox Features improved: Improved: Fanatec steering wheel force feedback support Improved: Updated Road Book of Stage 14 Improved: Updated Road Book of Stage 6B and subtitles Improved: Updated Road Book of Stage 12 Improved: Sensibility and inverted camera options for vehicles and characters Improved: Rebind tweaked to allow user to begin input action rebind with one input device and then press a key with another input device Improved: General vehicle steering behavior (less understeer throughout) Improved: Cockpit / Hood camera inertia Improved: Real Time ranking during race now shows the number of validated waypoints by each team Improved: Front camera on trucks now at windshield height, not bumper height Improved: Vehicles decreased steering with speed was too high (this is ignored for wheel devices) Improved: Rain effect improvements and other particles General Bugs fixed: Fixed: Engine audio could stop playing during gameplay Fixed: Steering limited by speed when using a steering wheel device Fixed: Handbrake input issues Fixed: SteamVR and OculusVR starting up on game startup Fixed: Blown tires sometimes cause vehicle to become non drive-able Fixed: AI had trouble at a CP when tires were too damaged Fixed: In Multiplayer when leaving a CP, clients may end up with wrong gear Fixed: Sometimes state of game become corrupted after finishing a stage Fixed: Sometimes game freezes when crossing the finish line Fixed: When on a treasure hunt, driven kilometers were not counted Fixed: Steering lerp are disabled when using keyboard / mouse / gamepad while a steering wheel was connected Fixed: Having a disqualify right after a checkpoint save game, sometimes enter an endless loop when loading last waypoint Fixed: Characters can damage vehicles by hitting them Fixed: In splitscreen when changing game settings, only the first player is notified Fixed: Overall career rankings could become wrong when progressing through the career stages Fixed: Inconsistent career overall rankings Fixed: Force feedback was not stopped when alt-tabbing Fixed: At the Bivouac, the Road Book part "B" wasn't visible Fixed: Mirror render targets were not affected by day time Fixed: The total number of waypoints on the progression bar is now correct Fixed: Cyril Despres Peugeot 3008 texture error Fixed: After leaving control points in auto pilot mode, the vehicle current gear is now properly maintained even if it changes from automatic to manual gear box Fixed: Profile bar not showing the correct amount of DPs on main menu Fixed: Issues with multiple hooks in MP Fixed: Road Book on Stage12A Note 52 wrong CAP Fixed: Road Book on Stage13B Note 82 wrong Kilometers DAKAR 18 is available for £39.99 on Steam now. 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