My Summer Car: New Update Time!

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A new update for My Summer Car is now available.


My Summer Car has received the update treatment today, with a brand new build release deployed to the curiously hilarious lifestyle simulation...

I enjoy living in a world where I can write about things that have update notes that include bus timetables... in an all too serious world, things like this have a nice way of making me smile. Which is, quite frankly, something overlooked in the average persons busy schedule.

Speaking of busy, stop reading my rambled scribbles and check out the update notes below...

My Summer Car Update Notes:
  • Adjusted and fixed Bus schedules and added timetables at the bus stops
  • Car doors will now lock to open position when opened to full angle
  • Shopping bag contents are now being saved, no more exploding open during load!
  • Racing Muffler can be now spray painted
  • Worn down Satsuma Starter might now refuse to turn
  • Fixed Headgasket smoke sometimes getting stuck after replacing the Headgasket
  • Map and environment changes
  • Changed driving head bob to three different settings
  • Computer now reads DIR-command
  • Added setting for HDR, default OFF
  • Removed one useless bolt from the Brake Lining assembly
  • Added visual leaks to help to diagnose car problems
  • Broken Store windows are now being saved, and temporarily replaced with plywood
  • Decreased Pistons and Crankshaft wear rate
  • Added Water wells around the map
  • Junk car locations are now randomized
  • Added fourth hidden junker car
  • Added rack to Moped that can hold one or more objects (max 30 kg)
  • Added two more CD's for player imported songs (CD's won't spawn in the game if they are empty)
  • Added visual wear to the Pistons
  • Made house fire smoke higher so player can see it from greater distance
  • Fixed bug with police officer not showing a stop sign and still fining for not stopping
  • Added GT trim stuff
  • Fixed various issues with Bus failing to stop properly
  • Store product quantities are now being saved, and products are re-stocked every Thursday
  • Changed Rally timing to be FPS-based instead of CPU time (slower computers will get improved Rally stage times)
  • Grill and Garbage Barrel might now cause house fire if burned inside
  • Fixed bug with Camshaft Gear not randomizing its rotation when installed for the first time
  • Fixed issue with Auto Clutch -setting related to Clutch wear
  • Added AI rally cars that race the stages during Saturdays and Sundays
  • Added rally broadcast to TV (no sound currently)
Screenshot Credit: Dazy

My Summer Car is available exclusively for PC.

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JamesMuffins

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Can you start using experimental branch, because basically everyone knew of this update 2 months ago.
 

David Mann

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  • Car doors will now lock to open position when opened to full angle
  • Shopping bag contents are now being saved, no more exploding open during load!
  • Added rack to Moped that can hold one or more objects (max 30 kg)
Amazing quality of life updates! The car doors staying open will save me hours of my life.
 

AyrtJ97

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I want to try the game really, I somehow like the gameplay, but I've seen that you can only drive two cars, the van and maybe a truck? While the new rally cars, like the MkII Escort and the KP60 Starlet are unplayable... someone correct me if I'm wrong (and trust me I would be gladly wrong, as having those two cars would be incredible).
 

Pitr

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I want to try the game really, I somehow like the gameplay, but I've seen that you can only drive two cars, the van and maybe a truck? While the new rally cars, like the MkII Escort and the KP60 Starlet are unplayable... someone correct me if I'm wrong (and trust me I would be gladly wrong, as having those two cars would be incredible).
I would refund(just kidding) dirt 2 for Mk II in MSC :p but there is hope for My Winter Car and I`v read someware about possible RWD(this time I`m not kidding), with MSC my hopes were allways high and was allways satisfied, it Was my first real simmulator before AC etc. hahaha
 

David Mann

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I would refund(just kidding) dirt 2 for Mk II in MSC :p but there is hope for My Winter Car and I`v read someware about possible RWD(this time I`m not kidding), with MSC my hopes were allways high and was allways satisfied, it Was my first real simmulator before AC etc. hahaha
Simulator, yes, but not racing simulator. More of a Finnish rube simulator. If you think MSC is a racing game, you've got it all wrong. There is a rally race in the game, but you'll be chopping firewood, driving a tractor, pumping sewage, and trying to avoid the 1,000 ways the game tries to kill you far more than you'll be racing. That being said, there are mods that allow you to change your car with different drivetrains, gearing, power, etc., and you can get cheat mods to avoid the non-racing stuff if you want (but why would you?).

Just to give you a flavor of the game, here's a short log from Day 1 of a new game I started when this update dropped:
Day 1 goal: Steal the Ruscko (because you really need a car to make progress in this game)
First attempt: Put a case of beer and the motorcycle in the boat, drop a pizza in the lake, get halfway across the lake and realize I forgot the toolset (the screwdriver is needed to turn the Ruscko's ignition). (Quit to Menu)
Second attempt: Scratch the boat idea, just ride the motorcycle. Put the toolset on the motorcycle's cargo rack (yay!) and head out. Go too fast on the dirt road heading away from my house, catch some wicked air off a bump straight into a tree, and die. (Alt-F4)
Third attempt: Try to get on the motorcycle, which glitches and vanishes. (Quit to Menu)
Fourth attempt: Success! Stop at the turnoff at the Pigman's house, and get knocked over by the crazy green car while dropping the toolset (luckily survive the attack). Drive to town (along the way, avoid a head-on collision with the green car) to buy a fire extinguisher, groceries, cigs, and car supplies. Save a few times to advance game time past 8 PM. Take the fire extinguisher back to the Pigman's house and spray the wasp nest in the Ruscko to kill the wasps (they are asleep after 8 PM). Start the car, no angry wasps, yay. Put the motorcycle, fire extinguisher, and toolset in the back of the car and head back to town. Coast into town on fumes (note to self, take the jerry can next time). Push the car to the gas pump, put the motorcycle on the car's roof rack, load my stuff into the back of the car, and sleep in the back of the car. In the morning, wait for the shop to open, fill up the gas tank, and head home to start assembling the Satsuma (until I get a call to deliver a load of firewood or take fish to Grandma).