Surprise! A post "final" build of Automobilista is here - and it's full of quality new content alongside plenty of fixes too... Ok so Reiza did say the last build would be the final one for AMS, but seeing as the Brazilian development studio like to give a little bit more value than is expected, we've recently had the pleasure of yet another new upgrade to the title, cramming in a few last things that didn't quite make that final build back in December of last year. Containing a splendid list of game improvements that include what has been labelled as a "comprehensive AI revision", version 1.5.10 is indeed a rather sweet release. Of course offline players will be keen to see what the already impressive AI feel like now the update is out, but other highlights that shouldn't creep in without a little fanfare include some very nice improvements and updates to the venerable Interlargos venue, and many tweaks to the existing content found in the current vanilla version of AMS. Speaking of content, build 1.5.10 also has a nice couple of additions, welcoming the 2018 variant of the open wheel F-Ultimate (complete we the monstrous Halo), the full 'Drift Series' and game modes, the F-Dirt and further layouts to a couple of the existing tracks. Not bad for a game supposedly already finished, eh? V1.5.10 Change Log: NEW CONTENT Added Drift Series & Drift game mode Added F-Ultimate 2018 series Added Super F-Dirt series Added Buskerud Ice, Mendig Drift, Foz Tarmac track layouts GENERAL Fixed a CTD at track load if no sound card was found Increased and added ability to customize number of entries shown on Standings TV Display via customingamelayout.INI Added repair existing damage to escape to pits rules (Semi Realistic and up) Added restoring of Tow to Garage value when rejoining an online game Adjusted Driver Labels to only show a users RaceRank score online if they have a score (higher than 0) Fixed an issue where font shadows bleed through when text is fading out (Driver Labels) Added UI option to completely disable XInput detection Reduced size of final cut track warning message as it overran the TV Overlay background. Fixed an issue where a users PB lap times were registered as the fastest overall lap in a race online Fixed wheel rotation not being locked on external / non cockpit cameras (when driver is visible) Minor optimizations to audio code Kick both users if two join with the same steam id on a RaceRank server Added a reason digit when users are kicked from a RaceRank server AI Comprehensive Revision of AI Code resulting in better racing abilities throughout Fixed Turbo Data not getting reset for AI when loading a new vehicle (could lead to AIs running out of fuel) AI are now also restricted by limited tire sets setting (along with some basic strategical decisions) Adjusted AI brake usage Updated AI Aggression scalars for all cars to a more consistent baseline Fixed an issue with AI lifting off when passing at the start finish line Added HDV Param AIPassLatScalar - This is how much extra space a car leaves to pass when overtaking when they have 0% aggression (default is 2 meters plus a base 0.5m) Added HDV Param AIForcePassCarLength - This is the distance in car lengths behind the car ahead that the AI will greatly increase their likelyhood to attempt a pass. Default is 0.6, higher, 1.0 or so recommended for slower cars CONTENT FIXES & UPDATES Interlagos: Updated 2017 version to include latest Cafe chicane layout, curb design & other cosmetic updates Hockenheim: Removed dust from road on the left entering stadium section in historic layouts Ibarra: Slightly improved AI performance in both layouts Fixed various Z-fighting & other graphical glitches at Montreal, Adelaide, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Brands Hatch, Cadwell, Imola, Guapore, Curitiba, Caruaru, Campo Grande, Cordoba, Goiania, Jacarepagua, Johannesburg, Kansai, Santa Cruz, Taruma, Velocittá Bumped up default night brightness for slightly better night time visibility Set default fuel load for all cars to half tank capacity Updated AJR, F-Vintage, F-Dirt realfeel FFB values Adjusted aero effects on wake for F-V12, F-V10, F-Reiza, F-Extreme Caterham: Reduced team names SuperV8: Talent files typo fixes TC Classics: Adjusted clutch torque to avoid slipping on some cars; Fixed engines with wrong sound emission positions; AI tweaks; Fixed typo on Fusca 04 team Montana: Small tire model adjustment FTruck: Adjusted fuel estimation & adjustable boost innacurately allowed in FC Truck F-V10: full team names to avoid mixing up in all cars / tracks; Increased downshift protection to avoid engine blow-ups AJR: Bumped up Judd V10 engine blowup thrasholds to fix excessive failures MCR200: Moved default brake bias slightly forward GENERAL NOTES: Server weekly schedule & Time Trial of the Week are now displayed dynamically on the game´s opening screen. 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 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. If you have any issues following this update or for whatever reason wish to revert to the previous v1.5.01, you may do so by selecting that branch from the Steam Beta tab. Further instructions as to how to do that here. 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! 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