Featured Motegi, New Physics and More in Latest RaceRoom Update

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Sector3 Studios have been busy lately, releasing a new update for RaceRoom Racing Experience that contains many improvements and changes to the simulation.


    As with any big update we usually have plenty to talk about, and this latest release from Sector3 Studios is no exception to that rule. As well as adding the WTCC hosting Twin-Ring Motegi circuit to the sim, a technical and challenging Japanese track that will surely be well known to sim racing fans, the Swedish studio have also been hard at it behind the scenes, releasing plenty of improvements and changes with this latest build update to R3E.

    Despite the sizeable changelog below, potentially one of the most significant improvements to the simulation comes in the form of a very welcome improvement to the behaviour of H-pattern shifting within the game. Added to many of the older cars already released, the move towards a more realistic shifting action something that will no doubt be welcomed by sim racing fans and those of us who enjoy a more historic side to our sim racing endeavours…

    Other highlights include revisions to the physics of several cars within the sim and a realigning of the various different racing categories defining the different types of classes of car.

    You can check out the full change log below:

    Update details:
    Download size = 4.3 GB
    Client version = 0.3.0.6411
    Client BuildID = 2936158
    Dedi version = 44.0.684
    Dedi BuildID = 2936171

    Game:
    • Added a Volume slider in Sound Options for Brake Squeal volume.
    • Skidmarks left on the track are no longer a fixed width but instead match the size of the tyre that suffered for it.
    • Reduced the floating above ground of the skidmark decals when seen from a low angle camera.
    • Underbody scraping sounds are now played in replay sessions. Also adjusted volume and fade for them.
    • FFB Multiplier in Car Setup menu now allows to go up to 10.0 (was 5.0)
    • Autoclutch assist is now forced ON when H-Pattern option is enabled but no direct gear buttons are mapped.
    • Modifications to Clutch and H-pattern cars logic, making it required to lift throttle in order to upshift.
    • Fixed mini data display in HUD that was using a slightly different logic for rev warnings.
    • Fixed a game crash reported upon exiting certain replay sessions
    • Fixed Input Meter HUD tool that would wrongly appear at the beginning of a race session.
    • Fixed a lack of shift backfires when watching replays and on remote cars in multiplayer
    • Fixed so skidmarks left on tarmac are now properly erased when restarting a session or rewinding a replay.
    • Fixed an issue reported with replays or ghosts failing to save if a folder did not exist.

    Sounds
    • 350 new gearshift / backfire / shift backfire samples were added.
    • Various modifications to the backfire patterns and speed.
    • Adjusted the hearing distance for gearshifts, backfires and shift backfires
    • All cars - Brake squeal sounds improved. Better pressure versus volume fading, hearing distance adjusted for external cameras. Pitch adjusted to match recent recordings.
    • BMW M1 Procar - Coast transmission volume adjusted in cockpit
    • BMW M3 DTM 2013 - Transmission volume adjusted in cockpit
    • BMW M4 DTM 2014/2015- Transmission volume adjusted in cockpit
    • Chevrolet Camaro GT3 - Main volume increased in cockpit. Transmission volume adjusted. Transmission pitch adjusted for both cockpit and external sounds.
    • Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3 - Coast and Throttle volume balance adjusted
    • Mercedes AMG C-Coupe DTM 2014 - Transmission volume adjusted in cockpit
    • Mercedes 190 DTM 92 - Transmission volume adjusted in cockpit
    • Mistral M530 - Transmission volume adjusted in cockpit
    • Nissan GTR GT3 - Engine volume increased. Rev blend improvements. Transmission sound in cockpit adjusted.
    • Nissan 300ZX - Transmission volume adjusted in cockpit
    • Nissan GTR R32 - Transmission volume adjusted in cockpit
    • Opel Omega DTM 92 - Transmission volume adjusted in cockpit
    • Formula RaceRoom X-17 - New traction control external sounds
    • Formula RaceRoom 2 - New traction control external sounds
    • Formula RaceRoom Junior - Transmission volume adjusted in cockpit
    • Ruf CTR3 - New sound recordings to match the GTR 1 specs.
    • Saleen S7R - Rev blending improved for external sounds
    • Volvo 240 Turbo - Transmission volume adjusted in cockpit

    Physics
    • Pagani Zonda R - Physics upgraded. Moved to a single-make cup car class.
    • Saleen S7R - Physics upgraded
    • Ruf CTR3 - Physics upgraded, BOP for GTR1 car class
    • Koenigsegg CCGT - Physics upgraded, BOP for GTR1 car class
    • Gumpert Apollo - Physics upgraded, BOP for GTR1 car class
    • Ford GT1 - Physics upgraded
    • Formula RaceRoom Junior - Physics upgraded
    • All H-pattern cars - Shifting modifications to match the new clutch code implementation
    • Swapped the performance index of the Audi TT cup and the Formula RaceRoom Junior

    Art
    • Ruf RT12R (GTR2 and GTR3) - Updated rev light logic
    • Ruf CTR3 - Upgraded to a new data display
    • Paul Ricard - Track resurfaced for bumps, swapped old 2D audience, added normal map to guardrail.
    • Ford GT1 - Some dimension tweaks
    • Mercedes DTM 2015 - #6 (Wickens) showed a wrong cockpit numberplate.
    • Saleen S7R - Fixed headlights and brake lights that were not working after a recent update
    RaceRoom Racing Experience is a free to play racing simulation from Sector3 Studios.

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    What do you think of the new update? Have the physics changes improved the cars in your opinion? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. muzikant

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    Happy!
    But.. When we have a car filter for offline races? Specialy the very old gt3 cars? I am waiting sooo long for a simple thing like a car filter :cautious:
     
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  3. skidmark33

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    Me too - but it's still a great update. Great to see the FRJ getting some love - it's always been a favourite.

    Would love the car filter though. ;)
     
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  4. M D Gourley

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    Fantastic update...the new Nissan GT1 is a beast and also like the updated handling of the other older GTRX group of cars that are now part of the GTR1 package...those older cars feel great now, not so floaty...but still need minor tweaks in the 'Steering Settings' setup for my TS XW to feel great. (personal preference)
    The 'Twin Ring' track is great and another fantastic addition to the roster of tracks in RaceRoom.
    ...very happy indeed.
     
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  5. Ayem22

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    they add more DLC than new features like
    -AI selector
    -AI aggresson slider
    -FFB options backup for each car
    -Class car settings strengh saved (AI is very inconstant depend of track/class)
    -Offline multiclass races
    -HUD rear mirror scale (it's so small at 4K that we need glass to see it)
    -real HUD choice placement for pop-up messages and others
    -AI penalties for going off track
    -More damages
    -Old classes with floaty physics

    and i can go on all the night, they release so much DCL but no more new features since many years.
    i hope Assetto Corza competizione will give a big hit in this game, cause we all know that GTR3 is Assetto Corsa Competizione.
     
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  6. Merlin59

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    I give this a very big thumbs up. It's getting to be a very crowded class. All good cars but not all at once!
     
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  7. Hal Burns

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    My Saleen and Koenigsegg haven't seen the light of day for a long time. Feel better now and larger combined field is a good thing. GT1 at Anderstorp...feel the power! F-Junior update is great too...one of my favorites. Nice update!
     
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  8. M D Gourley

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    Absolutely agree.:)...very happy
     
  9. Martin Fiala

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    Please, don't.
     
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  10. natedogg1867

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    Out of curiosity, what do you want in the steering settings page that doesnt exist in the general FFB settings menu?
     
  11. Ferenczy36

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    Will have to go check out the new features. I love a lot about this sim...but honestly have not played it in months since I mostly only have time lately for single player offline racing and last time I played, it was literally like I had a target painted on my car that every AI was trying to hit.
     
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  12. M D Gourley

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    The individual car setting page in 'Practice' I can fine tune the steering settings and FFB for each car as sometimes I find the FFB to strong or not strong enough...same with the 'Steering Setting Rotation' I can reduce this if the car is too sensitive at turn in / wheel centre as once this is set up per car if needed, it applies it to the car globally...this is my personal way I like to do it...correct me if I am wrong or there is a better way.:)
     
  13. T04STY

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    And still only one decal for the Cayman GT4 Clubsport :D
    I mean it only has been half a year since release.
     
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  14. GTSpeedster

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    I've just completed my first raceroom race in years. Solid and enjoyable. Still not on par with AMS or rF2 I think. Not even close. But still a very good experience overall! I do feel like revisiting it more often. Oh and since it now has proper triple screen support (thanks Sector3, that only took a decade) I might even buy an extra piece of content or two. How's that for a plot twist?! :O_o:
     
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  15. Martin Fiala

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    Raceroom was first released in 2013.
     
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  16. GTSpeedster

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    You don't say?! :whistling: Simbin on the other hand has been around for a tad longer than that dealing with the exact same engine and up until very recently failing to provide what ALL the non-SimBin gmotor2 titles had already done for quite some time.

    But hey better late than never; hence my sincere praise on the overall state of the game... :thumbsup:

    Maybe we'll even get to change tire pressures by the next decade or so. :D
     
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  17. J-F Chardon

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    • It wasn't the same engine.
    • Not the same priorities either.
     
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  18. GTSpeedster

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    It was the same engine. isiMotor2. Reworked gMotor2.
    Priorities. DLC. Not basic features. Gotcha.
     
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  19. Ross Garland

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    Did you even read the change log? :O_o:
     
  20. CC

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    Jesus who painted the stripes down the side of this car :D:D
    [​IMG]
     
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