F1 2014 Game Info, Patches, Supported Wheels/Controllers

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PS3 Patch 1 (60Mb) - October 6th - Post Japanese Release, Pre-Euro Release

There appears to have been an audio patch already for the Japanese release of the game, and its on PS3 only @ around 60 megabytes. No patch notes available at this time, but it's believed to be more realistic engine sounds.

PC Patch 1 (8Mb) - October 30th

PC Patch 1 was released on Steam today :-

PC/Steam Wheel Compatibility Update

Added support for:
  • Fanatec V2 Steering Wheel
  • Thrustmaster T300RS
  • Thrustmaster TX racing wheels

To check if you are patched, open the game_version.txt file in your F1 2014 install folder, and check the version number. Patch 1 should read :-


const char * version = "Master Universal.932915 23/10/2014 10:37 "; unsigned int versionNumber = 932915;

YourSteamInstallDrive:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\F1 2014


Files touched by this patch :-

Code:
F1 2014\actionmap\actionMapPaths.xml
F1 2014\language\language_eng.lng
F1 2014\system\states.bin
F1 2014\F1_2014.exe
F1 2014\game_gdf.dll
F1 2014\game_version.txt
F1 2014\win_000.nfs
 
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Availability: Out Now In All Regions

Feel the power of new turbocharged FORMULA ONE™ cars in the most accessible FORMULA 1™ video game yet. F1 2014 features all the cars, drivers and circuits from the 2014 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, including new tracks in Russia and Austria, the return of the Hockenheimring in Germany and the 2014 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX which ran at night for the first time in 2014. A new driver evaluation system which tunes the game to your level, shorter career options, refined handling and new Very Easy difficulty level brings FORMULA ONE alive for absolute novices. Experienced gamers can customise their settings to enjoy a more serious simulation of the demands placed upon FORMULA ONE drivers. An expanded Scenario mode, extensive online multiplayer options and split-screen racing enhances F1 2014’s recreation of the world of FORMULA ONE for long-established fans and newcomers to the series.

NEW CIRCUITS – Race the new Spielberg circuit in Austria, the new Sochi Autodrom in Russia and the return of the Hockenheimring, plus experience the 2014 FORMULA 1

GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX which was run as a night race for the first time this year

ALL THE CARS, ALL THE STARS – F1 2014 features all of the new season’s driver changes up and down the grid and the dramatic changes in this season’s cars

EXTENSIVE MULTIPLAYER OPTIONS – Prove yourself in two-player split-screen or online in 16 player races with 6 AI to simulate full 22 car grids

DRIVER EVALUATION SYSTEM – Replacing the Young Driver Test in-game is the driver evaluation system, which tunes the game to your level following a one lap race

RACENET – Track your stats and get new regular online challenges with RaceNet, Codemasters’ free online community hub

ERS DEBUTS – Replacing last season’s KERS system, ERS delivers drivers more power automatically and opens up overtaking opportunities – feel how this extra power changes the race

EXPANDED SCENARIO MODE – Complete an increased range of scenarios based on real-world racing situations and earn medals in this extended mode

REFINED HANDLING -Enhanced game physics combine with refined handling via gamepads to deliver a more authentic and accessible driving experience for all players

TURBOCHARGED FORMULA ONE – Experience the raw power delivered by the new turbochargers in changes the handling in each F1 2014 car

ENHANCED CAREER MODES - Play through a full FORMULA ONE season or choose from shorter seasons, including 7 race and 12 race options.

Will the Classic Content return from F1 2013?

Last year we featured classic content as the sport itself hadn’t changed a great deal and we wanted to offer a different experience alongside the main 2013 content. However, seeing as 2014 has seen masses of changes to the sport itself, which is providing a different F1 experience for this year’s game and the fact that we are also working on a new generation F1 game, we’ve had to take a break from classic content this year. Don’t despair though, classic content is something we’re still very interested in and will explore again later in the series.

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  • Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
    • Graphics: AMD HD2600 or NVIDIA Geforce 8600
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card :DirectX Compatible soundcard
  • Additional Notes:
  • Supported Graphics Cards: •AMD Radeon HD2600 or higher, HD3650 or higher, HD4550 or higher, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series, R7 Series and R9 Series. •nVidia GeForce 8600 or higher, 9500 or higher, GTX220 or higher, GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series, GTX600 Series, GTX700 Series. Intel HD Graphics 3000 or higher, AMD Fusion A8 or higher.
  • Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64 bit, Windows 7 64 bit or Windows 8 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 or AMD FX Series
    • Graphics: AMD HD6000 Series/Nvidia GTX500 Series minimum 1GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible soundcard
 
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*** Please note that as of the time of this post, Codemasters have not released a list of supported wheels and controllers for F1 2014. However it is probably pretty safe to assume that because F1 2014 uses the same game engine (more or less) as F1 2013, then the same wheels will be supported. ***

This post will be updated if Codemasters release an updated list.


F1 2014 Wheel Support

PC Supported Wheels

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel
Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel with Force Feedback
ECCI Trackstar 6000
Fanatec Porsche 911 Carrera
Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2
Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS2
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
Fanatec ClubSport
Fanatec CSR Elite
Fanatec ClubSport Pedals
Fanatec V2 Wheel (added by F1 2014 Patch 1)
Logitech Driving Force GT
Logitech Driving Force Pro
Logitech Formula Force EX/RX
Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
Logitech G27 Racing Wheel K
Logitech MOMO Racing Force (Racing)
Thrustmaster Ferrari 430 Force Feedback Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT F430 Wireless Cockpit
Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Clutch Edition
Thrustmaster Universal Challenge 5-in-1 Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster T500RS Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 wheel Integral T500
Thrustmaster T300RS (added by F1 2014 Patch 1)
Thrustmaster TX racing wheels (added by F1 2014 Patch 1)
Logitech WingMan Formula Force GP Racing Wheel
Atomic Super Sport Evo Steering Wheel
Logic3 Tri Format Topdrive GT
Logic3 Tri Format Topdrive RF
SimRaceWay SRW-S1 Steering Wheel (NEW)
Atomic TVR Sagaris Sport Racing Steering Wheel

PlayStation 3 Supported Wheels

Atomic Super Sport
Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2
Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS2
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
Fanatec ClubSport (NEW)
Fanatec CSR Elite (NEW)
Logic 3 TopDrive GT
Logic 3 TopDrive RF
Logitech Driving Force
Logitech Driving Force EX/RX
Logitech Driving Force GT
Logitech Driving Force Pro
Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
Logitech G27 Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 Force Feedback
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience
Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Pro Clutch
Thrustmaster T500RS Racing Wheel

Xbox 360 Supported Wheels

Microsoft 360 Wireless Racing Wheel
Logitech Drive FX Wheel
Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
Fanatec CSR Elite (NEW)
Joytech Nitro Racing Wheel
MadCatz Wireless Racing Wheel

F1 2014 Controller Support

PC Supported Controllers

Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller
Logitech Dual Action Gamepad
Saitek P380 Dual Analog Gamepad
Saitek P480 dual Analog Rumble Gamepad
Saitek PS1000 Dual Analog Pad
Thrustmaster Dual Trigger Rumble Force
Thrustmaster Firestorm Dual Analog 3
Thrustmaster Run N Drive 3-in-1
Thrustmaster Run N Drive Wireless Rumble Force
Thrustmaster T-Wireless 3 in 1 Rumble Force
Logitech Gamepad F510
Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710

PlayStation 3 Supported Controllers

DUAL SHOCK 3 and SIXAXIS
Saitek PS1000 Dual Analogue Pad
MadCatz Call of Duty Black Ops PrecisionAIM Controller
Thrustmaster Run N Drive Wireless Rumble Force
Thrustmaster T-Wireless 3-in-1 Rumble Force
Thrustmaster Dual Trigger Rumble Force

Xbox 360 Supported Controllers

Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller
MadCatz Call of Duty Black Ops PrecisionAIM Controller
Microsoft 360 Chatpad Messenger Kit
 
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Additional recommendations

  • Disable the Steam Cloud for this game. In general, it has caused more problems than it's worth. It is only useful if playing away from home on a different PC or Laptop
  • In Steam > Right Click on F1 2014 and select 'Properties' > Updates Tab > Deselect 'Enable Steam Cloud Synchronisation for F1 2014'
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  • If you want to back up your game profile manually. Then you need to make a backup copy of your profile folder :-
  • YourSteamInstallDrive\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\xxxxxxx\226580
  • xxxxxxx = Your Steam ID number
  • 226580 = The F1 2014 profile folder.
  • Alternatively, use GameSave Manager 3 manually, or use it's scheduling feature to back up the F1 2014 data (and many other games, if you wish), at regular intervals.
  • The latest database now supports F1 2014 (added 7th November)
  • How to use GameSave Manager - Tutorial Here
Backups, how do you recover your backup profile when needed?
  • Choose your last known good backup (hopefully you have multiple backups)
  • Start game and delete the existing profile
  • Create new profile with exactly the same name as your old profile
  • Once game has loaded (profile is created and saved), quit the game
  • Copy your backup profile back into Steam
  • YourSteamInstallDrive\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\xxxxxxx\226580
  • Start the game ....... and pray that it works :)
  • Naturally the amount of data you lose, depends on how often you make backups.
How to repair or check your game files if you have problems (PC)

Verify your game files (cache) on Steam.

Right click F1 2014 in Steam > Properties > Local Files tab > Verify Integrity of Game Cache

This will remove any mods, and automatically download and repair any missing, or broken files. It will ensure that you have a standard, fully patched game

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Downloading and Installing Mods

There is now a sticky post in the modding section about adding mods to your game. It's a picture based tutorial. It refers to downloading, backups, manually installing a mod, and installing mods using the Ryder Mod Manager

You can find the tutorial here
 
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