Featured Wreckfest March Update 2 and Other Fixes Released

Discussion in 'Wreckfest' started by Paul Jeffrey, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    The March Wreckfest update has received a little more attention with a couple more hotfix releases...

    Having deployed the latest major build release earlier this month, Bugbear have been quick out of the blocks in addressing some of the unintended consequences of the most recent release with a reasonably sizeable hotfix patch - as well as a couple more much smaller ones - over the last day or so.

    Working at a pace thought practically impossible for the small developers only a few months previously, Bugbear continue to churn out impressive updates over the last few weeks and months as they work towards getting the game version one complete, and this latest hotfix update is evidence once again that the reactive pace of the team behind over at Bugbear has grown considerably of late.

    So without further ado, check out the hotfix notes from the 'March Update 2' below:

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    • Fixed missing Gatecrasher LOD2 model.
    • Fixed player unable to reset in Deatchmatch after respawning.
    • Fixed a case in which cars could occasionally receive visual damage on the starting grid after restarting.
    • Bogus “You have already completed this series and you have another series in progress.” message is no longer displayed when attempting to continue a series in progress.
    • Disabled mouse axis input as a controller to prevent users with specific hardware from being unable to remap keyboard controls.
    • In pre-race, pressing ESC while being on any of the other tabs than the first now takes back to the first tab.
    • BullDog upgrade parts received as rewards now use the correct car name instead of European 11.
    • Lawnmower is now correctly received after beating the lawnmower challenge.
    • MudDigger and Rocket no longer have duplicate “None” customization parts.
    NEW AND ADJUSTED
    • Added more banger racing and demolition derby liveries for select vehicles.
    • Added a new giant can prop to various tracks.
    • Improved environment art for various tracks.
    • Improved various effects.
    • Novice AI now makes more mistakes and is slightly slower.
    • Amateur AI now makes slightly more mistakes and is slightly slower.
    • In derby game modes, the AI now favors the player slightly more.
    • Adjusted collision matrix to prevent the cars from rolling over at too slow impact speeds.
    • Gameplay damage: car vs. car crashes now cause more gameplay damage.
    • Hitting other cars now causes significantly more damage to the victim, less to the attacker.
    • Armor sector representation in the HUD matches visual damage better.
    • A car about to get wrecked can no longer be wrecked by a light nudge.
    • Environment now causes even less gameplay damage.
    • Mechanical damage occurs more logically when compared to the car health.
    • Engine and transmission mechanical damage is reduced to make sure the player can still keep going.
    • Improved lawnmower gameplay.
    • MP: Added chat back to respawn state and spectate view.
    • Improved player stats visuals at the top right corner of the screen.

    Wreckfest is available for PC with console versions due to release during 2018.

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    Happy with the new builds? Has March Update 2 and the following minor fixes resolved any outstanding issues since the latest release? Happy with Wreckfest so far? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. M D Gourley

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    Very happy with the way Wreckfest is shaping up so far, Bugbear is really churning out the updates. Loving the H-Pattern and Clutch driving, awesome impact Audio and Audio in general ( I would say the best out of the Sims I have, personal opinion, excluding Raceroom being at the top...lol ), very good graphics, car Physics and FFB feel on my TS XW....loving this Sim.
    ...all I would want would be 'Seat Adjustments' - Up, Down, Forward and Back in Cockpit view for the icing on the cake so to speak....all in all very pleased how things are going.
    EDIT: I find it very slow to get credits so to buy extra vehicles...maybe a 'Season Pass' cost could be added for those (me anyway...lol)...that would like to have all the future cars and upgrades available at once...only being spoiled as I have it now with most other Sims I own....just a thought
     
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  3. JPL083

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    Have'd this since day one, but this last update did make me really enjoy the driving. They change a lot already earlier to this kinda how it is now, but there was now just something that made me feel like driving a car and not tin foil can. Really good, lot can be still done and already lot has been done. Keep it coming!
     
  4. Ben O'Bro

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    I find the new realistic damages a bit too harsh now, and exactly the opposite of that quote above. A slight touch can now finish you, where before, i think you needed a bit of a stronger kick to be wrecked.

    there is a "free part" mod in the steam workshop if you want to speedup your unlocks ;)
     
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  5. William Wester

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    Quote - "Hitting other cars now causes significantly more damage to the victim, less to the attacker."

    I haven't tried the update yet but I hope it's opposite of how they stated car to car contact - the car initiating (attacker) the collision should sustain more damage than the on being hit (victim). I think the attacker should be taking more of a risk (if deliberate of course). In my opinion...
     
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  6. Marc Collins

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    Agree. And making environment damage (hitting walls, etc.) cause less damage as well will turn the game into just a big smashfest. That's fun for a few minutes, but racing and strategically protecting your own car versus hitting others while remaining alive and mechanically still able to go fast is a blast on the racing tracks (as opposed to arenas and figure 8s). This will be lost if randomly smashing others and ruining their races becomes "worth more" in the game than winning a race.
     
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  7. Marc Collins

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    @Paul Jeffrey: Nauseating rear view camera motion can be eliminated in menu settings.
     
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  8. ShredatorFIN

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    Edit-Hmm have to test more to really know my opinion of damage update.

    Anyway constant updates is a good thing, they are determined to release this soon, clearly. Steam recent ratings went from neutral to very positive
     
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  9. FeltHat

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    Uhh, its called "Wreckfest" for a reason
     
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  10. Celestiale

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    VR pleeeaaase. I so want to play this...
     
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  11. Yetch

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    Have not wandered into this Sim for quite a while, have to say had an absolute blast over the weekend, everything about it has improved, really worrying how enjoyable I find side swiping the opposition. Progress has most definitely been made. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Paul Bennett

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    From the forum someone noticed a error in the file system with the damage settings. May explain some of the issues people are having ?

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    Not sure who made the changes in the .dset files but the HP damage curves are in wrong order now [​IMG]

    Currently a dead sector looses health like a healthy sector should and healthy sector looses health like destroyed one should. That's the reason why little love taps causes so much damage to HP at start but in the end you start to loose less health [​IMG]

    It's a 2 second fix to change those.
     
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  13. William Wester

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    Very true but I also still like that a smattering of racing talent can also help win a race. There's arena and figure 8 where collisions are more of a focus. Too much emphasis on collisions removes the racing element, no reason to slow for corners - just smash the guy in front. Just like most online open lobby racing. It just comes down to preferences. A 10 year old and a 40 year old may not be looking for the same experience.
     
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  14. Paul Bennett

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    A lot talk on the Bugbear forum today about damage, Dev's replied they have changed the setup looks gonna stay like that for now. No more driving around with a mashed car they want it more realistic.
     
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  15. Shawdad

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    Totally forgot about this one! I bought it back when it was first released to EA but lost touch with it since. Going to have to check it out.
     
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  16. Marc Collins

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    I don't mind the cars that literally look like a pancake still driving around...it's comical. But they shouldn't be still going their regular speed or close to it. There needs to be a speed penalty to wrecking your own car as well as, eventually, that it will expire from too much damage. Otherwise there is no strategy and some people will take delight in acting like a bowling ball with the pins being the other players.

    Being the bowling ball is juvenile fun, but gets old real fast when you are repeatedly knocked out of contention in races at the first or second corner or, if you managed to survive that, on the last lap by some moron driving backwards when the server explicitly says not to do so. Sound familiar to any sim online racers?
     
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  17. Paul Bennett

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    The back lash on forums is mainly from the arcade wreckers, I use realistic damage so not an issue for me. Some get stressed about damage XP an health of car, the Devs will be making adjustments in next build.
     
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  18. ShredatorFIN

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    With realistic damage enabled it feels a bit more believable now. Previously felt like the cars were indeed tin cans. However I feel that slight contact shouldn't take away any health, not even 1%
     
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  19. Alex72

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    That image... What is all those millions of pieces and screws/bolts from a hit? :D I would tone that down if i had any say lol. Would look much better. Hit someone in the side and you see literally thousands of pieces and screws flying in the air.
     
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