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Racer Free Car Simulation - v0.8.12 is out!

Discussion in 'Racer' started by Ruud, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Ruud

    RACER Developer

    racer.jpg Yep, it's going a bit quick, but this is all for targeting a non-moving target, v0.9.

    v0.8.12 is available for download via this link.

    The changes are:

    • Added camera.auto_switch_director_track_cam setting to avoid automatic track/director camera mode switches. By default it's off.
    • Lighting/shadowing fixes in shaders (dyn_standard_bump*.cg, dyn_standard_bump_speca*.cg)
    • The Baja had some bad shaders (metal parts in car.shd)
    • Modeler gave a lot of QLOG errors.
    • Modeler ASE imports now show a dialog if too many indices are used in 1 geob.
    • Accepting new graphics options would crash Racer
    • Added auto-calibration for controls (not too useful for consumer controllers though).See http://www.racer.nl/tutorial/ctrlset.htm#values
    • Shadowmapping now done using a texture atlas instead of a texture array. This for ATI cards.
    • On ATI, shadowmaps could not only be a Z-channel. ATI seems to need color buffers.
    • More tweaks to get ATI to work better. Our experiments show that alpha_to_coverage is very poorly supported, but at least shadowmapping seems to work better. nVidia cards recommended.
    • sky_daynight*.cg fixed to do the same as sky_*.cg, only with an added night texture.
    • Halo effects in shadow mapping improved through the use of Z information
    • Added dyn_standard_speca_f.cg shader for 1 texture with specular control using alpha.
    • Cg parameter passing in the render engine was cached. Lots faster.
    Racer, fully named Racer Free Car Simulation, is a free gaming simulator that runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
    The simulation can be downloaded for free from
    www.racer.nl for all your support questions please turn to the Racer Forums.
  2. Niels Pedersen

    Niels Pedersen

    It crashes on win7 :/
  3. Alexander Knoll

    Alexander Knoll

    ...hmm..i use win7 too...x64 Ultimate...but it works verry well....
    I think you should take a look in to the Forum...we have a lot of good "Experts" to fix it^^
  4. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
    Founder Staff Premium

    No issues here either, did you solve it Niels?