R3E Major Update Released

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by Paul Jeffrey, Oct 20, 2015.

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  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

    simbin-raceroom.jpg Sector 3 Studios have today released a major patch to their premier 'free to play' simulator, RaceRoom Racing Experience.

    Alongside number of enhancements to the game mechanics the latest update also installs the much anticipated DTM 2015 expansion pack, available for purchase soon(tm).

    Following on from the earlier DTM 2013 & 2014 Experience packs, this new content will contain all the cars all the tracks and all the rules and regulations of the 2015 DTM season. Featuring updated physics created with the help and support of 2015 DTM drivers Bruno Spengler and Daniel Juncadella this promises to be a significant step forward from earlier content, bringing the racing experience closer still to the feeling of driving these high downforce touring cars in real life.

    Also including the controversial 'downshift protection' this latest additional to the sim is sure to cause much debate among the racing community.

    Proposed content release of the ADAC GT Masters 2015 has been slightly delayed due to the recent announcement of the licence to bring Bentley into the game and anticipated to be released in the near future.

    With this new update Sector 3 Studios once again show great signs of improvement for the ever more impressive simulation. With many additional improvements in the pipeline and several pieces of exciting new content on the horizon, the future is looking bright for RaceRoom Racing Experience.

    Full Change Log below:
    Due to car physics changes, it is advised to reset Car Setups and Steering Settings to their default values. Due to the downshift prevention implementation we have cleared all the leader boards.


    • Added new content that will be released very soon.
    • Downshift prevention logic implemented. Sequential gearbox will refuse to downshift if revs are going to end up above the limiter. H-Pattern gearbox will try and engage the gear and fail until revs are lower.
    • Tyres of the DTM 2015 cars will pick up Dirt & Gravel when driving off-track, reducing grip on the affected tyres until they’re clean again. Game will play a sound effect of pebbles hitting the car body that will reduce as tyres become clean again.
    • Added new things in Shared Memory block. Check our forum for details and link to updated github rep.
    • Removed exclusivity of certain Experiences. All content is now accessible and usable in the main R3E.
    • Added a new argument “-disableReplay” that can be added in Launch options on steam to disable replay recording.
    • Fixed an issue where you start in the wrong car when number of cars is more than the visible cars set in options.
    • Fixed an issue with not being able to select each car when number of cars is more than the visible cars set in options.
    • Improved random grid position so it’s now really random.
    • Implemented a new shadow system that improves performance and visuals.
    • Fixed an issue with time left where it was returning the session duration if the session hadn’t started yet.
    • Fixed an issue with drivetrain wobbling out of control when in Novice or when TC is 100%
    • Fixed so the shifts without clutch in semiautomatic transmissions are damage free.
    • Fixed an issue in audio where the coast backfire sound wasn’t stopping in some cases.
    • Fixed an issue with cars behaving jerky in novice mode by smoothing the brake and throttle changes when brake assist is applied.
    • Fixed an issue with the TV cameras where you could see a couple of seconds of a wrong one.when switching to TV Cam.
    • Allowed use of handbrake regardless of track being hillclimb or not
    • Various HUD tweaks on areas where text would often not fit the given frame/field.
    • Optimized motion blur
    • Made changes how frequency and damping are affected by gear ratios, to increase oscillation effect in higher gears
    • Removed oscillation from differential distribution on driven wheels, to normalize torque output a bit
    • Added an option to load opponent cockpits (Video/Custom Settings)
    • Reverted a drivetrain tweak that was done to differential torque
    • Fixed an issue where the order on the left hand side of position bar was reversed.
    • Fixed an issue where the shortened names were being used despite having enough space for it in the position bar.
    • Tweaked G25 & G27 FFB values in default profiles.
    • Fixed DRS animation not working after rewinding in replays.
    • Fixed game video playback issues that were causing the experience menus to get slow and sluggish after a while.
    • Fixed an issue where the players could not resume their lap if they opened the pause menu after session timer reached 0.
    • Added full name, total time, finish status and lap information such as time, position and pit stop status to race result logs.
    • Fixed a crash that occurred to everyone in the race if one of the participants had a name longer than 32 characters which was exceeding the buffer and causing issues in replay creation.
    • Fixed an issue with players not seeing each other outside of P2P zone.
    • Fixed mp dedi front end not loading properly on Internet Explorer.
    Audio & Physics & AI & Camera

    Aquila CR 1 Sports GT
    • Physics update, now mounted with a 4.0L V8 BMW M60 engine
    Silhouette Class
    • Physics update, now have actual Silhouette specs
    • Canhard R51: 3.5L V6 normally aspirated (New sound!)
    • Canhard R52: 2.5L Inline-5 Turbo charged
    • Cougar C14-1: 1.8L Inline-4 Turbo charged
    • Cougar C14-2: 3.0L V6 Turbo charged

    BMW M1 Procar
    • Massive physics update
    GTR3 Class:
    • Massive physics update
    • External sounds improved and pitch note increased
    • Merged cut rules between amateur, novice and get real
    • Tuned AI speed for latest code changes
    • Fixed bad AI behaviour in the exit of hairpin

    • Tweaked AI logic to limit wall-hitting behavior
    A selection of cars have received additional onboard cameras (accessible with HOME key)


    • Zolder: reduced bumps
    • Hockenheimring:
    • Curbs tweaked and adjusted (they were way too high)
    • Gravel texture update
    • Ravenol is now the sponsor on the oil bottle on pitbuilding
    • Fixed some fences clipping into ground
    • Fixed missing collisions with fence between T12-13 and also at entry of pitlane
    • Removed unsafe escape road in the middle of the Raidillon
    • Adjusted and added some missing road entries/runoffs and some green curbs.
    • Tweaked height of some curbs.
    • Added marshals at pit entry
    • Tweaked blend stripes.
    • Various bug fixes and changes
    Paul Ricard:
    • Some performance boost by fixing the 2d audience that was casting shadows and optimizing some meshes. Also fixed some steel fence collisions
    • Moscow: Performance optimization
    • Silhouette class: New colors
    • Mercedes C63 DTM 2015: Added Dekra sticker on side rear windows
    • Corvette Greenwood: Fixes to visual damage model
    • Nissan Silvia: Fixed visuals for front brake calipers
    • Audi V8 DTM: Fixed tail lights
    • Volvo 240: Filled some hole in cockpit
    • BMW 635 CSI: Hip replacement for the driver so his feet don't clip through the floor
    • Citroen C Elysee 2014: Side mirrors UV’s were not straight
    Portal & Backend
    • Default livery is no longer forced upon purchase. Player can now choose a livery to go with the car.
    • Cleared all the leaderboard due to physics changes and downshift prevention implementation.
    • Removed season passes from portal and the checks associated with them.
    • Removed Pixlr screenshot editing tool.
    • Changed so that all the external URL’s are opened externally (new tab in a browser, steam browser in game).
    • Shortened the registration form by removing some fields.
    • Various fixes to the championship in portal.
    • Fixed a small exploit that allowed players to use an unpurchased car after leaving test drive.
    • Fixed user not getting redirected from the experience after a competition, if he/she did not own the experience.
    • Fixed horizontal scrollbar appearing on purchase popups.
    • Added subcategories in cart.
    • Tidied up purchased content page.

    Have you tried the new update yet? What are your impressions of the new physics? Leave your impressions in the comments section below!
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 21, 2015
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  2. Blkout


    I predict some people crying after this update with the new downshift protection. So now that iRacing has it, Assetto Corsa has it, and R3E has it, I guess some people will learn to drive differently or move to Project CARS. :D
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  3. Peter Klawitter

    Peter Klawitter
    RaceDepartment Business Director Staff

    mahhhh project bugs...
  4. ThatRacingGuy

    I drove 88 MPH last night... weird stuff happened

    hmm i'm still waiting on free VRP's / cars :(
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  5. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

    Well early impressions around downshift protection are positive. I personally have had no issues with it as yet (not done much driving tbh so it may change may opinion later!).

    New physics on the GTR3's feel very different that before, again still early days for me with this but they do feel improved for sure, i just need to reset my wheel settings to make the most of it.

    All in, looks really nice update and i'm looking forward to the DTM and the 'other' GTR3 card (Ford, RUF and Nissan) being unlocked later (probably Thursday?).

    Well done S3!
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  6. Stefan Mizzi

    Stefan Mizzi

    Nothing good comes free in life :)
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  7. Andrew Harper

    Andrew Harper

    Well they have been busy! :)

    Nice update and yes I can see the odd complaint about the gearbox protection, it seems fine when you are hot lapping but in the middle of a last minute overtake I wouldn't be surprised if I botch the odd downchange.

    Got used to it in AC though, just need to get used to it in RR as well :thumbsup:

    Will be interesting to see what the GT3's now feel like to drive, and I'm glad they've had a play with the Silhouette Cars, one of favourites and they are a bit bonkers....
  8. Blotto


    It really isnt free to play but free to try really. But I actually like the game. The tracks and cars are well done and I enjoy the driving experience.

    The odd time it was why arent I shifting but then it clicks in that it would be over the rev limit.
  9. Tr3voRR


    Still shadow issues and I play max out.
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  10. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

    Yeah I didnt quite get the boost in performance I hoped for after reading the change log. I still have to run shadows on v low or off to get 60fps. Im using a GTX770 with 3 monitors. Most other settings are pretty much on high (cant quite remember and i'm at work now).

    Shame, but still very good so I dont mind at all.
  11. Mike85


    Car interiors are like 10 years ago but tracks look awesome!
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  12. xnorb


    Any experience with new G27 FFB?
  13. Tr3voRR


    Oh no my issue is not performance but the actual representation of the shadow that is not good (specially in spectator cam).
  14. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

    Ahh I see. I assumed you had the same issue as me regarding low(er) FPS when using shadows. I know shadows dont really matter in the grand scheme of things, but I so wanted to run them high because they just look cool :)

    Oh well, that 990ti card gets more and more appealing as time goes by... :D
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  15. Vladimir Antic

    Vladimir Antic

    Wow, what an update. Good job Sector 3, finaly this game makes sense to me :D

    This and Pcars now my go to racers, i feel they have the most realistic grip levels.

    The menus are still buggy and slow and prices a bit to high for my taste.. but the FFB and the phsysics to me are lightyears better!
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  16. Steve Bird

    Steve Bird
    Racing Since 1978

    Still runs like a dog on my 4790k and R290. I shouldn't expect that from a game with dated graphics when compared to a game like Assetto Corsa and PCARS, both of whiich I run at over 100 FPS. With RRE I get 40 fps if I'm lucky with a lot of options turned down.
  17. shardshunt


    they completely reworked the silhouette's and aqila. these are both free!!
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  18. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

    Steve, try knocking off shadows and that should hopefully help mate?
  19. Sean Kenney

    Sean Kenney

    Runs great for me...same set-up Max settings and 3200x resolution
  20. Sean Kenney

    Sean Kenney

    Great update. Game keeps getting better.
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