Posts Tagged ‘ISI’


rf2 logo

On Tuesday, December 20th, we will release build 1108. This is our first Steam-only release, and we would like to remind you of our offer to migrate to Steam for free, which will be extended until January 31st, 2017.

To reiterate where we are, we are making really good progress with a new development team coupled with a new vision. As long time sim racers, we understand the need for a strong platform with great content, physics and visuals as well as competition, both online and offline.

A detailed changelog will be posted alongside the actual release, but some of the highlights of this build include a huge update to our Stock Car rules, better support for running Steam in offline mode – which can be very useful in LAN situations and a fix for the nVidia driver bug that has been plaguing some users of certain series of nVidia cards.

Good news! We’re ahead of our DX11 development schedule and are internally testing the first builds now. There is still a lot to do in terms of adding new features such as depth of field and motion blur effects on external cameras as well as overall improvements such as the shadow system. Needless to say, the results so far are looking good. We are really excited about the capability we have already and where it’s going. Our goal to keep the engine backward compatible seems achievable, and in the upcoming months we will start engaging the modding community providing information on the improved engine and how best to utilise it.

As we’ve announced last month, we are completely revamping the user interface of rFactor 2 to make it easier to use, nicer to look at and ready for VR. We’re leveraging modern web technology and are currently in the middle of the design phase. To give you a first impression, we’ve added a screenshot of a WIP car selection screen.

Concerning content, we are very excited with the direction we are headed, certainly in the way plan to match cars and tracks. We will start to develop this approach over the next few months.

We have a number of car developments underway. With our current focus on the Radical, we are adding the finishing touches to the 3D model right now while we wait for some additional data to complete the physics model.

More great news! We have just signed a license with General Motors for the 2016 model of the Corvette C7.R. Development of the model and physics will start early next year. The 2016 model has significant aerodynamic improvements with a new, larger splitter and a large diffuser to generate more downforce. The car is the weapon of choice for Corvette Racing in their 2017 IMSA campaign as well as their effort to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. As an added bonus, this car will also contribute to improving car physics overall.

 

In terms of tracks, we’ve already shown you previews of NOLA Motorsports Park in earlier updates, and we’re now in the final stages of development. The track will feature 5 different road course layouts and 5 different karting layouts, and we’re currently placing track side objects, such as grand stands, trees and a ferris wheel and are working on AI paths. It’s looking good for release early next year.

Now let’s talk about online. Since the release of rFactor 2 the pricing consisted of a one time payment and an online subscription, with the option of buying a lifetime version of that subscription. Over the years we have received a lot of questions about charging extra for online access, and what people were getting for this in return.

We understand that online racing is key to the future of the platform. As online racers ourselves, we have decided to provide online access for everybody with the Steam version for free – simplifying the pricing model and encouraging everybody to race online. Steam will take care of automated updates. We recognise that some of you have made this purchase over the past few months, and it was a difficult decision. However, we’re positive that you’ll agree we’ve made the right decision for the future of the platform.

With the Steam Winter Sale approaching what better way for you to relax and driver rFactor 2. Look out for an exclusive offer for the holiday period!

That’s all for our last monthly update of 2016. Happy Simracing and have a great holiday. We hope to see you all in the new year!


Rogue System logo.png

About This Game

Rogue System’s goal is to bring the classic space-combat sims into the modern era of gaming at a never-before-attempted level of control. It blends the capabilities and usability of modern games with the detail and fidelity of hardcore combat flight-sims. With a simulated science fiction setting, richly deep spaceship management, and intense combat, Rogue System satisfies both the “survey” and “study” sim enthusiast.

Rogue System’s Core Module (CM) will be a complete campaign-driven sim on its own. It utilizes both dynamic as well as scripted missions to allow for greater replay-ability while telling an intriguing story.

Finally, Rogue System is fully moddable, allowing both DCI as well as the sim’s community to add new ships, missions, and even campaigns.

Later, Extension Modules (EM) will add even more gameplay.

store.steampowered.com


rf2 logo

ISI is happy to release Build 1080! This build has a decent number of fixes and tweaks to the AI, realroad, skin sharing, graphics, controllers, and much more.

The demo content has also been changed; Now featuring the Formula Renault 3.5, 1974 Howston Dissenter and Toban Raceway Park.

Demo Installer – 1GB
Lite Installer – 340MB
SDK Installer – 347MB

Usage Notes:

On first loading for any track after updating, shaders will be rebuilt. Expect this to take anywhere between 1-4 minutes, depending on your system specifications.

The Logitech G920 has new firmware that fixes an issue with the Force Feedback. However, because they are not yet selling units with the new firmware, and most users will not be updated yet, we have implemented a hacky solution that we will remove probably with a future build (when we feel more will have updated). If you have updated your firmware, you can disable the hack if you want to, by editing your controller file save and switching the G920_workaround flag to false, and because they changed their names for the inputs, you’ll have to bind your pedals.

Build Notes:

FEATURES:
————-
Ability to save car class/track/RFM specific AI parameters. (Gizmos on track & car selection page. Global values still editable from session options.)
Added Low Speed Information display position gizmo.
Added AI DraftStickiness_multiplier to RCD files so can tweak that functionality on a car by car basis (only affects superspeedways)
Added average water depth to internals plugin data.
Provided a better way in the HDV file to specify AI damper multipliers: AIDamping=(,,,)
Made the prefix for warning LED material names configurable in the *cockpit.ini file. Syntax (with default legacy prefix) is: WarningLED=LED
User skin directory will now spill over to multiple lines if needed rather that off screen
Default gamepad controllers now set various driving aids for an easier experience.
Created an Un-Disqualify button for admins to use on the multiplayer vote page.
Reason for penalty (if any) is now given in result files and log files.
Significantly reduced the effect of Real Road Time Scale on how the track gets wet from rain and dried by vehicles. This makes it work more realistically even when the timescale is set to extreme values like Static or 15x.
Added a separate thread to issue FFB commands which is needed for some drivers that block. This functionality improves upon and therefore replaces the old Controller.JSON value “Skip updates”, but can also be disabled by setting the new Controller.JSON value “Use thread” to false.
Moved in-game server list to Launcher (Steam version only).
New controller presets for SimXperience AccuForce, Thrustmaster TMX, and Logitech Rumble F310/F510/F710 gamepads.

FIXES:
————-
Fix for skin transfers when using +connect commandline parameters.
Fixed static camera orientation not saving changes in Mod Mode
Likely fix for occasional dedicated server crash during race rejoin.
Fixed occasional race rejoin bug where only 63 laps were restored when it should have been more.
Fixed bug where track & vehicle selector didn’t register changes when existing page immediately after closing a category branch.
Stock car plugin has improved handling of order shuffling due to spun cars. A new variable was added to the CustomPluginVariables.JSON for this plugin called “AdjustUntilYellowFlagState” which controls how long the order may be adjusted due to spinning (values are the same as mYellowFlagState in InternalsPlugin.hpp).
Fixed several potential UI crashes when switching between multiple video adapters.
Corrected issue where grass skids sometimes did not appear.

GRAPHICS:
————-
Reverted back to more analytical headlight model.
Fixed soft particle blending and updated general particle parameters.
Fixed particle exclusion zones sometimes becoming disabled.
Improved particle lighting/shadowing.
Improved sun occluder.
Static reflection mappers now updated properly between sessions.
Minor adjustments to sky turbidity and some cloud albedos.
Sim will now default to HDR mode and can only be run in LDR mode by manually editing GFXSafeMode to 0 and clearing shader cache.

MODDING / PUBLIC DEV:
———————
Camera activation zones can be moved in the camera editor now.
Added another track learning method. How to use: turn off fuel, tire wear, & mech failures and enter a practice session with 1 ai. Once in monitor, select that ai and type “ai learn” in the chat back…..he’ll then go take a bunch of laps & you can watch him try to get better at driving his line (which will show up in the replay window). When (if) you are satisfied that he’s better following the line you can type “ai save” & he’ll save that knowledge in the playerfile/settings directory for future use (or it can then be packed up in an appropriate car or track component and loaded automatically from there).
TTool: optimized the reinitialization step between custom realtime tests, and also allowed skipping reinitialization completely by adding Reinitialize=0 to any appropriate [CustomRealtimeTest] section in the input file. Note that reinitialization cannot currently be skipped if the starting temperature is changed, due to complexity.
Fixed bug in ModMgr which showed duplicate updates for mods with an update.
Fixed bug in MAS2 packager which sometimes failed to create a package because it could not detect when a base cmp or mod was installed.


DOWNLOAD:

1974 HOWSTON DISSENTER

TOBAN RACEWAY PARK

 

 


Capture.PNG

This build includes quite a few fixes and tweaks that should make our long time users pretty happy! Being able to cancel damage repair, using only the latest version of an installed vehicle file and even allowing secondary driving controls, which we were asked to do in support of disabled racers participating in team events with differing controls. We know some of these things have been asked about, so we’re happy to continue to deliver.

Downloads:
Lite Installer – 331MB
Demo Installer – 891MB
SDK Installer – 355MB

Steam auto update available (use beta access to revert to older build if your league host hasn’t yet updated).

Build Notes:
FEATURES:
————-
Water temperature now starts at the same value as oil temperature.
Added a few more details to lap records in CCH file.
Added the ability to use alternate controls for throttle, brake, and steering (they are at the bottom of the list of driving controls in the UI). Note that the alternate controls do NOT support ramping which is normally useful for driving with keyboards or buttons, so it preferable to select only analog devices for the alternate controls.
Added ability to cancel damage repair during a pitstop.
Added the ability to paste clipboard text into text boxes.
Added ability to open hyperlinks with a click that show up in the multiplayer chatbox.
Doubled useable dictionary length to 512 to prevent cutting off of some Italian tuning descriptions.
Qualifying on by default for new playerfiles.
Replaced ‘_’ characters with spaces in opponent filter list display.
Race Event rfm icon can now be a TGA, JPG, or PNG as well as the still supported DDS

FIXES:
————-
Fixed problem where a broken engine would become fixed and indestructible after rejoining.
Backup plan for the problem where pit arrow sometimes isn’t available after driver swaps: borrow the grid arrow instead.
Fixed (removed) extra useless multihead onboard cameras.
Only allow admins to issue /pitby* commands.
Fixed wrong gdb data getting loaded for tracks that have multiple versions installed.
Now ignoring duplicate veh files when building vehicle manager list. Only latest version of vehicle will be included.
Tightened up text input boxes to prevent drawing outside of box.
Fixed virtual vehicle loading with random car if base vehicle not found.

MODDING / PUBLIC DEV:
———————
Mod mode show pitlanes & special waypoints now work correctly with multiple pit lanes.
Enabled Ctrl-D physics tool in public Mod Mode build.


rf2 logo

Update 36 of rFactor 2 is Build 1036. This includes a number of fixes and tweaks as we continue to further refine the product.

Installers:

Lite – 322MB
Demo – 882MB
SDK/Mod Dev – 355MB

Steam users will obviously update through Steam. You should not use these installers. Read more.

Build Notes:

FEATURES:
————-
– Made the pit menu wing adjustments use the same display value as the garage.

FIXES:
————-
– Fixed idiot light when vehicle rev limit is smaller while in neutral.
– Attempted fix for laps sometimes being lost on a race rejoin.
– Fixed a crash when starting ded server if borderless mode was previously selected
– Fixed a problem where the wrong port was used to tell Steam friends about the server you are on.
– Removed the condition that only non-demos can change the opponent list.
– Fix for “join as spectator” problem.
– PLR value “MULTI Safety Car Collidable” (used for multiplayer) now works; previously only “GPRIX Safety Car Collidable” (used for single player) was fixed.
– Fixed occasional ‘missing gears’ problem.

MODDING / PUBLIC DEV:
———————
– Increased size of some mas2 dialogs
– Added a confirmation before deleting all waypoints in mod mode.
– Added delete next/prev to selected waypoint menu.
– Changed “delete branch” to only require single waypoint selected.
– Slightly raised the line showing where the AI is aim to make it more likely to be above the track surface.


12238510_1030548320329413_7154877577390836611_o

STEAM page:

About This Game
Summary

rFactor 2 is a realistic, easily extendable racing simulation from Image Space Incorporated. It offers the latest in vehicle and race customization, great graphics, outstanding multiplayer and the height of racing realism. rFactor 2 features mixed class road racing with ultra realistic dynamics, an immersive sound environment and stunning graphics.

You can race against a field of AI cars, or in multi-player mode against others. The simulation supports a full day-night cycle as well as dynamically varying weather conditions such as rain. Tracks feature “real-road” technology that changes the grip as more cars drive on it. In multi-player mode, driver swaps are also supported, allowing you to run even full 24 hour endurance events. Everything can be customized by the community, including adding new tracks and cars, and a wealth of add-ons are available on-line.

rFactor 2 is also an evolving product, which will be updated and added to for many years, so the list of features will expand!

Features

Physics

  • Updated to use multi-core CPU technology
  • Advanced physics engine
  • Newly updated tire model
  • Driving surface construction, even painted line thickness, affects grip levels
  • Engine boost and Turbo modeling
  • Complex aerodynamics
  • Head physics, cockpit vibrations, detailed bump modeling

Dynamic Racing Experience

  • Real-time day/night lighting transitions
  • Realistic wet/dry weather transitions
  • Dynamically laid rubber increases grip throughout racing session(s)
  • Rubber chunks (“marbles”) roll off tires and can affect grip
  • Tires sustain damage from poor driving or setups, affecting grip immediately and over time
  • Dynamically drying racing line after rain
  • Environments filled with animated events like planes, flag marshalls and more…

Graphics/Sound

  • Real-time day/night lighting transitions
  • Projected headlights for night time driving
  • Look to apex and head motion tracking support
  • DX9 advanced graphics engine
  • Real-time day/night transitions
  • Projected headlights for nighttime driving
  • Adjust player and opponent volume ratio
  • See the apex with the Look Ahead slider
  • Adjust your seat and mirror while in the driver’s seat
  • Updating real-time scoring towers
  • Expanded and enhanced gauge and LCD features for vehicle cockpits
  • Improved loading times
  • Updated sound engine
  • Changing engine sounds based on upgraded vehicle performance

Gameplay

  • New AI who will race for and defend positions
  • Define AI opponent types, strength and aggression
  • Races can be lap based, time based or both
  • Vehicle upgrade system

Camera/Replays

  • “Resume from Replay” allows you to rejoin a race from a saved replay
  • Full screen monitor and ability to rewind
  • Freely move camera from any position including the ever famous exclusive ISI Swingman
  • Spectator mode

Multiplayer

  • Opponent car skins automatically transmitted
  • Completely new multiplayer engine
  • Dedicated server
  • Native voting system
  • Add AI to multiplayer games
  • Boot and ban player lists that can be passed around
  • Security checks to combat potential cheating

Open Architecture

  • Support for modder created car and track content
  • Fully adjustable Showroom, UI and HUD layouts
  • More Plugin Interfaces
  • Easy to use customizable multi-language support
  • Rules to simulate different types of racing
  • Completely customize your controller
  • Drop in new vehicle liveries

.


rf2 logo

With the imminent release of rFactor 2 on Steam, we’re happy to bring you Build 1028. This build brings in a large amount of fixes and changes that should make the product a more solid experience, whether you are using Steam or not.

We’ve also changed our demo content again, this time it is the Corvette C6.R and Formula Renault 3.5.

Download Lite installer: 322MB
Download Demo installer: 882MB
Download SDK/Dev Mode: 355MB

Build Notes (Update 35, Build 1028):

FEATURES:
– Improved detection of controllers by checking device VID and PIDs if it failed by device name (which could happen in some cases – apparently the names are not always consistent for identical devices).
– Removed a couple unused PLR variables.
– Added a new control “Load Vehicles” so you can load the full graphics and sound of temp cars while you are driving down a straight or parked at the side of the road.
– Re-enabled some gizmos for brake wear and temps.
– Defaulting camera zoom in and out to number pad 3 and 1, respectively.
– Now sorting opponent filters alphabetically.
– Added tire wear info to results file. Also, resume-from-replay now restores general tire wear.
– Added HDV variable AIBumpstop in order to control some occasional physics instabilities.
– Pressing Shift with the Increase/Decrease FOV controls will now adjust the seat pitch angle. In turn, that will be stored for the specific vehicle you are using.
– Practice on by default
– Removed tree structure from RFM tree scroll box.
– Moved damage to near the top of the pit menu.
– Added borderless window mode. This mode only works at current desktop resolution.
– Added times for sector 1 & 2 from best lap to the plugin scoring data. (Not necessarily the best sector 1 & 2 times, which are already provided.)
– Added cockpit.ini variable “DebrisIndexInCockpit=” which makes instance DEBRIX visible in cockpit view.
– Now keeping the last 25 trace files.
MULTIPLAYER:
– Added a boundary line between official ISI servers and all others on the multiplayer game list.
FIXES:
– Scale the instant replay text and progress bar correctly.
– Fixed loose objects that would fall asleep and become rather solid.
– Disabled a few lines of code that overrode our intended defaults.
– Reduced possibility of significant halts when someone joins in multiplayer.
– Fix for AI’s incorrectly trying to match non-AI driving lines on superspeedways
– Fix for occasional select box misdrawing at resolutions other than 1920X1080
– Fix for crash that happens when file defining a virtual vehicle doesn’t get transfered to a multiplayer client.
– Handled a potential crash caused by replacement vehicle having less tire compounds than the virtual vehicle.
– Made AIs coming out of the garage at least try to avoid slow cars in the pitlane.
– Fix for displaying a Race Events components from the RFM selector page, even when it’s package file doesn’t exist.
MODDING / PUBLIC DEV:
– SDK updated to latest Options.
– Recording path should no longer stick the 1st and last waypoint any closer than 80% of the defined waypoint distance.

Notes:

– You can (when available) install the dedicated server distribution from Steam as that works for both Steam and non-Steam matchmaker.

KNOWN ISSUES: rFactor 2 Build 1028 (NON-Steam)

– On rare occasion, when using “+connect” command via shortcut on server, users may need to retry multiple times when connecting to a password protected server.
– Launcher Message will display: “Component “Core UI 1.0″ failed to verify, removed from inventory”” In some rare cases this can cause issues with custom UI that also relies on core UI to handle some pages.
– The rFactor2 Matchmaker list will not count clients that join a server using rFactor 2 Steam edition in the “player” column.
– “RaceEvents” on workshop are not served by dedicated server. Non-steam clients and clients not subscribed to the workshop item will need to manually install “RaceEvents”.
Other known issues still to be found in knownissues.txt

link


Capture

We’ve put together some more information about this release, and what it means for you, in the form of a short Q&A:

If I already own rF2, can I move over to the Steam version for free?
Yes you can migrate over to the Steam version at no extra cost. Once you do this, your original non-Steam product is no longer active.

How will Steam work with Standard/Lifetime?
For those who do not buy or have Lifetime, you will need to buy online access through Steam. We will not offer Lifetime upgrades (from ‘Offline’) on Steam. We are also planning to stop doing Standard to Lifetime upgrades for the non-Steam version soon.

rF2 on Steam will offer three things:
– rF2 Offline
– 1 Year Online for rF2 (adds multiplayer to rF2 Offline)
– rF2 Lifetime (has multiplayer included)

Will my online access be carried over from non-Steam to Steam?
No, not for the standard version of rF2. We are not able to move over remaining online access, so users may want to wait until that expires before migrating. Lifetime access is carried over to Steam.

Why Steam? Why now? What Steam features are implemented in rF2?
We have done a lot of work to support Steam, including implementation of Steam Workshop for additional content. Here is a more comprehensive list:

– automatic updates of rFactor and mods
– support for Steam Workshop as the single source for all ISI and third party mods
– workshop items will automatically stay up to date
– leagues can use the workshop to create a convenient installation for participants
– automatic backup of car setups in the Steam cloud
– integration with the Steam matchmaker for finding servers
– support for the Steam friends system to join a friend’s game
– screenshots can be quickly shared on Steam
– broadcast options to allow (your friends or anybody) to watch you play
– streaming support that allow you to run rFactor 2 on one system but stream the graphics to another
– Steam Music Player support to listen to your favourite songs in your car and control the stereo
– statistics and achievements that you can use to compare your performance against others

Some may consider it a better platform for rFactor 2 due to the Steam integration, but we’re not planning on any Steam exclusive features (apart from those that require Steam or are enabled by using it, as can be seen above).

Will non-Steam and Steam rF2 be cross compatible?
Our goal is that MP races are cross compatible, yes.

Will a non-Steam version continue to be sold?
We will continue to sell a non-steam version for an undefined period. We may look to wind down new sales on the non-Steam version, but much like rF1, this is probably a long-term transition, if it happens at all.

link


mpeak02

The ‘Stock Car Build’ has finally arrived! This build introduces a number of supportive code elements for this type of racing, but is also a testbed for some future advancements we have coming for this, and racing of all kinds.

We plan to release some more tracks (eagle-eyed forum users already spotted this), and with the help of some leagues, we hope to get the rules nailed down.

Downloads:

Lite installer – 322 MB
Demo installer – 1.1GB
NSCRS15 rFM (for vMods with rules, recommended for server hosts)
Stock car mod to follow (own thread). You need to use Build 1008 with them.

Screenshots:

http://rfactor.net/web/rf2/screenshots/

Working Stock Car rules:

Lucky Dog
No Lucky Dog to Driver who causes the caution
Speeding penalty during caution EOLL
Speeding penalty during green Drive Thru
Entering Closed pits EOLL penalty
Green White Checker finish
In-Car Track Bar Adjustment
Frozen Field when caution comes out

Partialy Working Stock Car Rules:

Double File Restarts – Leader Chooses which lane he starts
Double File Restarts – Proper line up order of Lead Lap, Lap down, Lucky Dog, Penalty Cars and Wave Arounds – Need feedback from Stock Car Leagues
Double File Restarts – Wave Around Cars – Do not get penalized yet for pitting before green flag is thrown
Qualifying Rules – 3 Round format works
Qualifying Rules – Forcing the use of 1 set of tires for all 3 rounds not working

Rules not implemented Yet:

Commitment cone violation for entering the pits
AI still race back to line when caution is thrown
All car(s) must maintain their respective track position for the restart, until they cross the start/finish line.
Blending rule when re-entering the track during green flag conditions
No passing under double yellow line at Superspeedways

Known issues (A.I.):

We need to give the A.I. another look, as improvements in one area can often affect another. The A.I. are quite dynamic and will adjust their line according to grip levels. At Jacksonville, this tends to see them running high up against the wall. With an upcoming update to the core, we would like to try to keep them from scraping the wall as often as they do right now on the ovals. You can disable the ‘dynamic superspeedway’ code that causes this by changing playerfile value “AI Logic Override” to 2 (as mentioned in the notes below).

Build 1008 Changelog:

STOCK CARS:
————-
In order to take full advantage of the stock car features, it is recommended that users do the following:
1) Enable the StockCarRules.dll and KnockoutQualifying.dll plugins. In single-player, this can be done in the UI Settings. For dedicated servers, operators will have to open the CustomPluginVariables.JSON file (in the UserData\player directory) and set ” Enabled” to 1 for both of these plugins.
2) Download and install the “National Stock Car Racing 2015” mod. This contains many rules settings geared towards stock car racing.

FEATURES:
————-
Added a couple pieces of info to the internals plugins: approximate tire radius, and the pitstop lap distance.
Added FrontToeOffset and RearToeOffset garage settings which supplement FrontToeIn and RearToeIn.
Added a tiny bit of configurability to the new ‘Low Speed Info’ message box. PLR file value “LSI Top” lets you set its vertical position or disable it altogether.
Implemented the ability for rules plugins to control whether each vehicle is currently allowed to pit.
Added code to get stock car style gauges to work. will take a number of materials (defined in cockpitinfo.ini file parameter “STOCKCARGAUGE”), and turn them on or off depending on how close the player’s speed is to the pitlane speed.
Added .tbc variable “RoadGrooveSqrdGripEffect” so AIs will experience the same grip curve vs. groove as the human driver does.
Attempt to get AI drivers to be more flexible in their line following when trying to draft on superspeedways. (humans don’t necessarily follow the recorded driving lines) Can be disabled by setting playerfile option “AI Logic Override” to 2.
Added a gizmo to the UI in order to turn plugins on and off. In the future, you’ll also be able to edit custom plugin variables here.

MULTIPLAYER:
————-
There exists a new multiplayer.json variable “Plugin Heartbeat Rate” which can be turned off or set to different update rates. In addition, the plugin will be signaled that this is a heartbeat update by setting ScoringInfoV01::mGamePhase to a new value of 9 meaning “paused”.

FIXES:
————-
Fixed slow car cycling
Fix for missing update cmps
Fix a problem with admin commands /pitby*
Fixed mod mode camera editor crash on camera selection by disabling camera naming in the release mod mode.
Fixed some problems where vehicles were moved or re-initialized at unexpected times.

MODDING / PUBLIC DEV:
————-
Fixed bug with updates not showing in game UI select list.
Fixed bug when creating vmod with updated components.
Added ability to normalize collision corridors in the AIW editor (show collision corridors, select waypoints, then select normalize corridors).
Added # of waypoints selected to the AIW waypoint selection menu header.
Raised line drawning to be 0.1 meters above the track.


LINK


Downloa

rf2 logo

Update 33 (Build 998) Changelog:

FEATURES:
————-
– Added an option to the KnockoutQualifying plugin to have a fixed number of vehicles being scored in Q2/Q3/Q4, rather than have a variable number which was computed proportionally based on the number of vehicles in Q1.
– Added the admin command /pitbyvehicle. This is similar to /pitbydriver and /pitbyteam, but finds matches to the Description in the VEH file.
– Online map put player’s icon and the icon for the car to be followed under caution in front of the others so they are easier to keep track of.
– Juggled some suspension geometry initialization so that caster changes affect the outboard pushrod location.
– Added results file tag which lists the layout MAS file.
– Letting “virtual” cars override “Classes” & “Category” from the base vehicle file. (in a text editor, by hand.)
– Made the key for triple-head configuration and the TGM display into a single configurable control.
– Added onboard right track bar adjustment, which requires the HDV [SUSPENSION] setting OnboardRightTrackBarAdjustment=1.
– Expanded multiview adjustments to allow separate side channel settings
– Added multiview adjustment tool, toggle with ctrl-equal
– Default pace car is Corvette
– Made fuel adjustment in legacy HDV variable BoostEffects work on new engine model (note that using the new turbo technology already results in more fuel being consumed naturally).

FIXES:
————-
– Corrected albedo levels on several particle textures.
– Fix for not checking mod versions when changing mods
– Fixed an issue where a rear axle adjustment was essentially being done twice in initialization.
– Fix for server not writing correct results when everybody leaves session.
– An attempt to avoid the opponent car jitters that start happening after a few hours and get worse in long multiplayer sessions. This still needs to be tested (using the admin command /forwardseconds should help).
– Fix for locale errors in config.ini
– Corrected static ARB forces (already accounted for non-symmetric ride heights, but now accounts for non-symmetric springs and weights as well)
– Fixed underbody scraping sound.
– Small fix to prevent the upgrade tree list from updating the current track when not in realtime.
– Fixed place readout and camera cycling by place in normal (i.e. non-instant) replay mode.
– The wheels on other clients’ vehicles should usually rotate at approximately the correct speed now.
– Attempted fix for race rejoin where client still thinks vehicle is under AI control.

MODDING / PUBLIC DEV:
————-
– Added “none” to AIW editor text display options. Fixed step distance/speed not getting saved for track overrides in AIW editor.

LINK


rf2 logo

“ISI are proud to present Build 982 of the rFactor 2 racing simulation. This build introduces a new rules plugin system (Internals Plugin v7 has been released below) and a massive amount of other improvements, tweaks and fixes.

This build represents the first major step in migrating our game rules out of the base game and into plugins. This system is intended to allow easy adjustment of rules for your races without waiting for ISI to add or develop them. We’re still working on this, so while functional, feedback is still very welcome.

Apart from that, selected highlights include some very nice tweaks to the AI, such as detection of being on two wheels and the ability to recover, reduction in the needless braking/slowing in panic situations along with better support for pack racing and drafting. We’ve also raised the default car limit to 45 (previously 30), as the move to 64bit means most people have enough RAM available to run that many cars (32bit users will still run out of RAM at/around 25-30 cars).

We’re quite sure you’ll be happy with the full release note (see below). Probably something in there to please everyone…”

FEATURES:
– This build represents the first major step in migrating our game rules out of the base game and into plugins. This system is intended to allow easy adjustment of rules for your races without waiting for ISI to add or develop them. We’re still working on this, so feedback is very welcome. NEW PLUGIN SYSTEM RELEASED.
– Max vehicles for the All Cars & Tracks default mod was increased to 45.
– Added a configurable control for “Skip Formation” (but if none is configured, the Space key will be used).
– Added AI self-preservation reaction to preventing tipping.
– Increased effect AIW parameter AISpec has on AI acceleration and max speed.
– Added cockpit readouts “BESTLAP” and “LASTLAP” for modders to use.
– Clean up of AI multiline pack driving. More tolerance of nearby cars when slowingly moving towards grid or pit spots.
– Assume any future Thrustmaster wheel will need its FFB direction reversed and do so automatically. If for some reason that is not desired, open up the Controller.JSON file and set “Steering Effects Strength” to 9999 instead of 10000.
– FOV now stored per (exact) vehicle.
– Added steering wheel ranges to plugin telemetry.
– Now recognizing GDB track type of “Oval” in addition to the original types “Superspeedway”, “Superspeedway Oval”, “Speedway”, “Speedway Oval”, “Short Track” and “Short Track Oval”. Despite all these choices, the app code doesn’t actually differentiate them, other than to identify these track types as not being a “Road Course”. The main differences in behaviors between ovals and road courses are 1) whether the spotter works (oval only), 2) whether formation/caution lines are called “inside/outside” (ovals) or “left/right” (road courses), 3) auto-shifting and AI shifting behavior, and 4) some scoring things that will soon be obsolete because they will be controlled by plugins rather than the app code
– Added a plugin interface to view some pit menu data. Currently, you can only change the pitstop choices by using this in conjunction with CheckHWControl().
– Expanded the virtual vehicle creation to optionally include vehicle description and vehicle number.
– Adjustment parameters for multiview are now available in config.ini. You must manually edit the values in this file until the in-game tool is available. You can revert to the original multiview method by setting UseSubViewParams to 0. Setting UseSubViewParams to 1 assumes a symmetric setup and will use the ViewParams for all viewports. Exit the sim, edit config.ini and restart for settings to take effect.
– Forcing vehicle body collision model to be below a certain limit now (automatically LOD’ing if necessary). This is done for performance reasons.

FIXES:
– Fix for the “WCCLOUD.GMT” multiplayer loading error.
– Fixed mod sig missing when server publishes to matchmaker.
– Fixed some controller detection and rearrangement issues.
– Addressed issue where a matrix in AI physics drifted away from being orthogonal.
– Some improvements/fixes to replay and resume-from-replay for non-race sessions.
– Hopeful fix for skin transfer icon mistakingly showing successful completion of a skin that didn’t.
– Gold playerfile now stores Mod name instead of RFM file name for “Game Description”, since we can’t guarantee that each mod will have a unique rfm name. (potentially resulting in multiplayer issues when a client loads the wrong rfm file and joins).
– Fixed AI tendency to sometimes decelerate needlessly while transitioning from main path to pit path.
– Fixed issue when a client loses their connection during a race and rejoins, and then subsequently the race is restarted, the client didn’t know their correct grid location.

MODDING / PUBLIC DEV:
– Fix for driver editor so you can go back to main menu from track specific parameters menu.
– Added camera editor ablity to change trackside carema names. Created AI limiter slider gizmo.
– Look for digital flags up to the number of corner workers so that track builders don’t need to name digital flags consecutively.
– Fixed potential bug with custom rFm file when creating mod with wizard.

MULTIPLAYER
– In multiplayer cars will now reload if using the car switcher only to change upgrades.
– Fixed remembering of column sort state for matchmaker list.
– Fix for number of pitstops being reported as zero in multiplayer.
– Added admin command “/forwardseconds X” in order to fast forward time by X seconds, where X is from 0-65535.
– Added admin commands “/pitbydriver” and “/pitbyteam”.

GRAPHICS:
– Fixed rear view tonemapping
– Adjust post-gamma
– Fix for dirty sideviews in multiview
– Fixed extra slashes at end of Shader dir in viewer
– More HDR process optimizations
– Improved spotlight priority sorting
– Added multiview adjustments. Values in Config.ini, as well as parameter to disable new functionality (to retain use of older FOV options).
– Fixed for FXAA not working since last release.
– Additional SLI optimizations when using reflections.

UI / HUD / OPTIONS:
– Made the UI consistent with in-game with regards to the names of the Steering Help levels.
– Added indication when upgrades are required on track to the upgrade tree list on the tuning page.
– Changed password failure page to be more informative
– Added a “remove forced upgrade” button to the tuning page to easily undo user created “force upgrade” actions.
– Shrink button text to fit inside bounds

link




More information on the headlight intensity changes in our upcoming build: They are mostly going to require reducing attenuation values.

Here’s an example from the Renault Clio 197:

Type=Spot
Pos=( 0.625, 0.54,-1.76)
Dir=(-0.08,-0.1,-0.85)
Range=(0.0, 280.0)
Active=False
Attenuate=(0.1, 0.009, 0.00002)
Hotspots=(10, 60)
Falloff=(2)
Intensity=(2.1)
Color=(255, 241, 224)

That’s a sort of realistic value for a typical standard single bulb halogen headlight. Intensity is in lumens / 1000.

MYA_02 MYA_04 MYA_07