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Assetto Corsa Competizione Update 1.0.9 is out!

1.0.9 – ForceFeedbackIntervalSteps now defaults to the highest frequency rate (0) when generated.

NOTE: if you already have the value in your controls.json, delete the line or the entire .json for the line to regenerate with the correct value or change the value manually to 0.

– Wheel controller is now polled at 333Hz.

– AI “take space” behaviour is now less aggressive, requests less distance from the car in front, reacts less abruptly and guarantees higher minimum speed.

– Fixed incorrect driver stint times in Championship Endurance races.

– Potential fix to startup crash due to failed screen detection.

Assetto Corsa Competizione V 1.0.8 is out now on Steam

1.0.8
GENERAL:
– Fixed “Skip Intro Sequence” setting not working.
– Added driverStintTimeLeft and driverStintTotalTimeLeft to sharedMemory.
– Added rainTyres flag to shared memory and digital displays.
– Fixed sessions in shared memory, added session index.
– Fixed current lap time in shared memory, added deltaLapTime and estimatedLapTime.
– Fixed bug with fuelUsed value in shared memory.
– Fixed tripDistance in shared memory.
NOTE: more documentation on shared memory data is available in the following link: https://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/acc-shared-memory-documentation.59965/
– Replay version is changed.
– Fixed MOTEC venue name bug.
– Exposed forceFeedbackIntervalSteps in the controls.json in documents/Assetto Corsa Competizione/Config to increase Force Feedback frequency (0= 333Hz 1=222Hz 2=111Hz, default is 2).
NOTE: high-end wheels will benefit from using a higher frequency, but older wheels should keep setting “2” for compatibility.

GAMEPLAY:
– AI now observes blue flags vs. player and other AI cars.
– Fixed inconsistent and wrong Career preset values (notably extra long Qualifying sessions in Endurance races when playing in “Long” mode).
– Practice sessions are now globally limited to 60 minutes.
– Added pitlane open/closed logic to stop the AI from entering the pits in the first lap in mixed weather conditions.
NOTE: the pitlane now opens when the leader completes the 1st lap. If the player pits before the pitlane is open, there will be no pit crew ready.
– Championship code structure reviewed.
NOTE: polesitters are going to take 1 point.
– Possible fix for AI late pit-exit limiter deactivation at Monza.
– Added cutting warnings in Savegame.
– Added session fuel consumption to Savegame.
– Fixed superfluous RaceComm messages when loading a Savegame.
– Fixed AI running faster for a few minutes after loading a Savegame.
NOTE: these fixes will require new game saves to function correctly. Loading older saves will still lack the correct data.
– Fixed various crashes that could occur when exiting the replay.
– Added automatic driver swap in the MFD when pitting.
NOTE: in Sprint races, the MFD will automatically jump to the next driver when entering the pits, and driver swap will be blanked out outside of the pit window.
– Fixed a bug with ghost car after returning to pit.
– Fixed Helicam remaining enabled on session change.
– Fixed Silverstone full formation lap bug with AI.
– Reduced yellow flag relative speed threshold.
– Fix for a bug with the Ferrari after a garage teleport, where the car would continue a lap down due to a respawn glitch.
– Fixed fuel time calculation for pitstops based on how much fuel the car already has – previously the refuel time in free refuel mode depended on refuel amount, regardless of how much fuel the car already had.
– Fixed pitlane entry message for AI (and better pitlane entry for Barcelona).
– Fixed wrong assists applied when returning from special modes, such as Career.
– Increased session overtime in Career events from 2 mins to 3 mins.
– Fixed different professionalism bonus texts in the Career.
– Completely reworked Custom Championship architecture.
– Fixed Custom Championship entry generation.
– Fixed qualifying rule based on number of races in Custom Race Weekend mode.
– AI flash lights when lapping.
– New system for safer car location state.
– AI now slow down to get space in qualifying.
– AI now uses current delta time to aid in the decision to abort a qualify lap to take space.
– Fixed potential crashes during reverse replay.
– Updated and fixed pit triggers for all tracks.
– Fixed possible wrong states on consecutive replays of restarted sessions.
– Fixed yellow flag warning during podium sequence.
– Fix for Savegame gamemode that was saving a different value after a different game load.

AUDIO:
– Fixed potential crash with audio comms disabled.
– Tweaked audio behavior for external sound fading (to fix inconsistent audio in F3/F7 cameras).
– Fixed gear compressor timing for the Porsche 991II GT3 Cup.
– Added basic car spotter
– Added new audio warnings for flags
– Added new audio messages for stint ending and stint over

VR/TRACKING:
– Fix for the reset view (Ctrl+Space) not working with menus and HUD layers when using the HTC Vive (Steam VR plugin).
– Enabled trackIR in freecam (F7) and chasecam (F1) views.
– Fixed inverted axis in TrackIR.

UI/HUD:
– Fixed showroom being zoomed on triple-screen resolutions.
NOTE: the new FOV is applied after a game restart.
– Added Stats page to the Driver profile UI.
– Added the possibility to enable the spotter in the Audio options.
– Fixed tyre set selector issues in the pitstop strategy section of the Setup/MFD.
– Game Mode helper texts revised in the UI.
– Stabilized realtime leaderboard in the starting phase of the race.
– MFD: certain elements now allow continuous increase/decrease on button down (fuel, tyre pressures, brake bias).
– Fixed a condition when the MFD weather forecast wouldn’t update.
– MFD: driver selector is now locked in pit window modes once the player has completed the mandatory stop.
– Fixed leaderboard race number on points table page.
– Added nationality on leaderboard page / points table.
– Fixed selectors on leaderboard page.
– Added personal best laptimes to loading screens and Singleplayer Circuit Info.
– Fixed and tweaked multiple Custom Race Weekend and Custom Championship options in the UI.
– Added driver stint rule message on the pitstop MFD page.
– Fixed fuel test slider inconsistencies.
– Updated Rating Profile Help texts.
– Removed replay button visibility without recorded time.
– Added penalty indicator to HUD standings and realtime track position widget (also affects pitmenu standings and broadcast HUD).
– Numerous text description and navigation-related corrections all across the UI.
– More obvious indication on the HUD when the driver stint goes into overtime.

GRAPHICS:
– More effective advanced sharpen filter in video settings.
– Fixed polystyrene distance markers inverted in Brands Hatch.
– Fixed various visual bugs on the Hungaroring and Brands Hatch.
– Fixed graphical LOD issue on the Porsche Cup.
– Various graphical updates on the Audi R8 LMS.
– Added driverStintTimeLeft and driverStintTotalTimeLeft pages to the Racelogic display.
– Racelogic pages rearranged (laptime, delta, stint driven, stint time left, total driving time left). Default key to cycle is ALT+D.
– Tweaked RPM lights layout for the Bentley Continental GT3 2018.
– Fixed a bug with ligth cones when opponents visibility was used (focused car had front lights off after changing car with Shift+Arrows).
– More consistent placeholder values on dash displays.

PHYSICS:
– Wet asphalt water film depth now influences aerodynamics.
NOTE: you might need to raise your ride height up to 4-5mm to regain the same splitter and diffuser balance and performance on a wet track.
– General UI setup and MFD tyre pressure logic refactoring. No more automagic for ambient pressures.
Whatever the ambient temperature, the slicks are now preheated at 70°C and you can input the pressure you want for that preheated temperature.
Preset setups are already adjusted. Old saved setups will start with very low pressures and you generally need to add 4 to 5 psi extra.
Simply put a tyre pressure you desire, usually 2psi less than the hot pressure you want, and go.
– Minimum tyre pressures now at 20.3psi, as per Pirelli document request. Pay attention as the pressure can get lower than that when the tyres get cold without blankets while waiting at the grid start and can easily deflate on kerbs.
– Fixed MFD pitstops screen tyre pressures.
– All cars updated preset setups with new tyre pressures.
– Improved flat tyres grip, you should now be able to return to pits with a flat tyre.
– Fixed high fuel consumption under pit limiter.
– Fixed engine consumption in idle.
– Tyre blankets for slick tyres now at 70°C.
– Optimum tyre pressure tweaks.
– Fixed ignition on by default with manual engine start in certain cars.
– Fixed motion data stopping in the middle of the cooldown lap.
– Fixed incorrect AI tyre pressures after a pitstop.
– Honda NSX GT3 fuel consumption tweaks.
– Mclaren 650S GT3 improved TC logic.
– Fixes in Lexus RC F GT3 fast damper preset setup.
– New aggressive Barcelona preset setup for Audi R8 LMS, Mercedes-AMG GT3, Lamborghini Huracán GT3, Bentley Continental GT3 2018, Porsche 991 GT3-R, Ferrari 488 GT3.

MULTIPLAYER & RATINGS:
– Increased the minimum pre-race time to 80s for public MP, decreased to min 5s for private MP.
– Small improvement to the MP formation lap, preventing the ability to outrun the leader with good timing.
– Servers won’t spam “late” warnings for event resets.
– Fixed ghostcar (disconnected car) during MP replay.
– RC Rating was rewritten and now works again both in SP and MP.
– RC will start at 0 while the old Elo value is still remembered.
– Numerous SA Rating improvements. Most changes raise the requirements to gain Trust, so global SA ratings are expected to drop a few points.
– Fixed a bug where lifting on straights would generate Trust.
– SA and RC will change at a slower rate for low AI strength (< 90%), while the balance between Trust and OBWP is untouched.
– Fixed FP2 and Q2 not displayed in server list.
– Enabled collision bag for both MP and SP. SA penalties should only be applied to cars that are “root” contacts, no OBWPs for being caught in a mass accident.
– Fixed replay auto save in MP when the weekend changes.
– Server passwords are now stored.
– Increased low-latency (LAN servers) ping accuracy, possibly removing jittering. The effects will also improve regular Multiplayer netcode prediction, but won’t be as significant.
– Added DT, 5s, 15s penalties as admin commands.
– The driver swap info widget is now more compact.
– Numerous fixes to driver swaps situations.
– Team names are now visible in MP.
– Netcode preparation for new pitstop rules, preview instructions will be added in the forum.
– Server weather configuration now has more weight on the cloud level, configuring high cloud levels drastically improve the chances of rain (when dynamic weather is used).
– Server weather configuration now uses rain level as a chance for a completely rainy weekend (when dynamic weather is used). Server admins can use both weatherRandomness and rain level to achieve different types of random rain experience.
– Enabled the collection of new driver statistics.
– Possible fix for MFD crash in MP when changing pit strategy after a driver swap.

Assetto Corsa Competizione – Hotfix 0.7.2 is out now on Steam!

Changelog 0.7.2

– Fixed qualifying rule bug in Custom Race Weekend when the number of race sessions set were fewer than the number of qualifying sessions.
– Fix for cut warnings used in non-race sessions.
– Improved AI behavior under braking in traffic.
– Added AI reaction time at race start.
– Cars lapping the focused car now indicated red on the real-time display.
– More consistent real-time display.
– Fixed controls lock issue after a race restart.
– Enabled refueling in Multiplayer pitstops.
– Fixed potential freeze/crash in Multiplayer.
– In Multiplayer, players who are late to press “Drive” before the formation lap will be sent to pitlane with controls locked.
– Fixed mandatory pit calculation for AI if Driver Stint pitstop mode is selected.
– More reliable blue flag triggers.
– On race-end, the real-time display now shows the official finish position.
– Fixed track getting dry too quickly when rain goes down in small increments.
– Disabled “Remove fastest lap” penalty from practice and qualifying.
– Fixed MFD taking mouse focus away from the Pause menu.
– Possible fix for missing Force Feedback in VR mode.
– Fix to a bug that switched the F3 camera set when switching cars (both in replay and in game using shift+arrows).
– Improved manual and automatic clutch issues and functionality.
– Fixed VR navigation in the Multiplayer lobby page.
– Navigation is now possible in the MFD in VR mode.
– Fixed a bug in dynamic weather that removed the starting rain from the Light Rain preset with dynamic mode enabled.
– Fixed replay searching for a car that is already disconnected in Multiplayer.
– Added priority to player-related penalty messages in race communication.

Assetto Corsa Competizione – Early Access Update 7 is surprisingly out!

0.7.0

Gameplay:
– Opened SRO E-Sports Series – Round 1 special event.
NOTE: This special event is controlled remotely and may be invisible for a short time after the release.
– Reintroducing Endurance game modes.
– Added Custom Race Weekend mode that allows you to completely customize a race weekend, including number of races, mandatory pit stops and time multiplier.
NOTE: Some features, such as the Superpole session will become available in the full release of the game.
– Introducing penalties for various on-track transgressions: pitlane speeding, cutting, failure to serve mandatory pitstop within the pit window.
Penalties include warnings, drive-through, stop&go and disqualification. Cutting is penalized depending on time gained. Cuts with large gains result in DQ straight away. Speeding in the pitlane may remove your fastest lap in non-race sessions, and serious speeding results in DQ straight away. Added penalty for reversing.
– Introducing pit stops with refuel, tyre change, damage repair and serving penalties.
– Introducing dynamic weather, custom weather and track status presets: the Weather page in the menu now allows you to select existing presets and enable dynamic weather for each single one of them. The preset defines the starting conditions, and also have a significant effect on what you can expect. Weather variability can range from 1 to 100%.
The Custom weather preset allows you to set each aspect of the conditions, including cloud cover, the intensity of rain and levels of track wetness and standing water.
NOTE: Selecting the Clear weather preset and high variability doesn’t mean that you can expect drastic changes over a short period. Cloudy weather on the other hand, has a much bigger probability of producing precipitation, but variability can also render conditions to improve significantly.
NOTE: The weather is designed to be dynamic over realistic periods of time. However, as it uses game-time, the player can accelerate weather transitions by using the time multiplier.
– Various improvements in cut detection and corresponding penalties.
– Fixed engine start assist sometimes failing to restart the car.
– Added input to change secondary (Racelogic device) pages. Cycles between current laptime, delta, stint time and speed). Default key is ALT+D.
– Added input to toggle wiper on and off. Uses last selected wiper speed. Default key is ALT+W.
– Replay pause: now updated on random access.
– Replay pause: now possible to use the free camera controls with the same speed as 1x speed.
– Improved management of automatic highlights priority and avoiding flood.
– Option file for replay in [Documents/Assetto Corsa Competizione]/Config/replay.json
– Added possibility to reduce saved replay time in options/general.
– Fixed wheel speed with different replay playing times.
– Fixed replay focused camera for disconnected cars during random access.
– Next car/previous shortcut is now based on relative car positions.
– Improved logic for white/yellow/blue flag and optimizations for marshalls.
– Fixed fireworks/tracklight/endmode for replay.
– Permanent spotter message groups.
– Added short wait time at the start of the formation to allow enough time for manual starting procedure.

Ratings:
– Fixed Safety Rating (SA) decaying in both race and solo conditions.
– Improved Racecraft Rating (RC) development directly after unlocking.
– Improved Consistency Rating (CN), should now be more sensitive to inconsistencies.
– Improved Consistency Rating (CC) to be less volatile.
– Improved ingame rating widget to highlight rating value gains.
– Rating widget will now allow to unlock the highest rating Competition (CP) and remain in collapsed state then.
– Added data charts and insights for SA and RC rating Driver Profile Rating Page.
– Fixed driver category assignment in Total Rating page, added Beginner and Rookie categories.
– Due to the significant changes in RC and SA, both ratings will be reset. Progress in TR, CN and CC will remain.

Visuals:
– Fixed a bug in VR that caused the racing HUD to flicker and hit performance by constantly re-rendering the overlay.
– Introducing visual and mechanical damage:
Mechanical damage affects bodywork, suspension, aero and tyres.
Visual damage affects bodywork, windows, can deform body parts and also affects the functionality of headlights.
– Added dynamic windshield dirt effects that are cleaned off during pit stops.
– Added blurred brake disc visuals.
– Fix for Dash and DashPro cameras having wrong offset/rotation when using custom settings.
– Fix for wrong camera pitch after F1 cycle with lock to horizon enabled.

UI/HUD:
– First release of the new multi-page and multi-functional widget, replacing the old Standings widget.
It contains a real-time track position page, standings, pit stop strategy and car electronics. Navigation is possible with all navigation inputs, including keyboard arrows, D-Pad and mouse.
It enables the player to control all car-related inputs (TC, ABS, wiper, lights, rain light etc.) on the fly, without having to map each key to the steering wheel/button box.
NOTE: the MFD uses navigation inputs, which means input overlap may need some bindings to be remapped.
NOTE: the MFD navigation in VR is not yet functional, thank you for your patience.
– Introducing weather forecast and grip status widget: a simple widget on the HUD that alerts the player of changing weather forecast in 10 and 30-minute projections. It is also visible on the race and setup screens.
NOTE: It shows weather forecast in real-world time, which means in accelerated sessions the forecast will be translated to a time that is easier to understand for the player.
– Fixed timing issues on car dash displays.
– Additional server information on Multiplayer lobby page, including session status and dynamic weather indicator.
– HUD pages can now by cycled backwards using Shift+F2.
– Added realtime track position widget.
NOTE: it is now the default page inside the MFD in multi-car sessions.
– Weather and Track status summary now visible on the weather tile in the Single Player page.
– Added helper information for various single player pages and the new weather page.
– Added tyre pressure readout on tyre app to help users who do not use cockpit cameras monitor tyre pressure.

Physics:
– Optimizations in multithreaded CPU calculations.
– Brake duct simulation. Influences brake disc heat and braking efficiency, but also rim and air temperature inside the tyre and thus pressure and general tyre temperature.
– Brake duct settings in setup aero screen for all cars. Setting 0 is a completely closed duct and can provoke brake fade very very fast, exceeding 1000°C. Never to be used in a real race, but added for simracer’s gratification. Setting 6 is completely open and can keep the brakes very cold.
The peak temperature is of course important but keep in mind that a low setting not only heats up more, but doesn’t cool down the brake in the straights, so the heat accumulates and keeps dissipating heat to the tyres.
Ideally you want your front brake HUD to show green or slight yellow at the end of your braking zone and your rear, green. Don’t judge after just 2,3 braking zones. Do a couple of laps and let the brakes do some heat/cool cycles to arrive at a balanced condition.
– Suspension damage for all cars (WIP).
– Basic aero damage for all cars (WIP).
– Optimizations to tyre flex at very low speeds, to diminish or even eliminate an FFB vibration around 50kmh.
– Added tyre pressure and potential puncture influenced by riding kerbs aggressively.
If you ride stepped kerbs with low tyre pressure (cold tyre) the tyre flex might provoke pressure loss. How much pressure loss is not easy to predict, but the lower the pressure the more pressure loss will happen. Hitting the kerbs and sliding laterally over them with low pressures can result to a tyre deflation losing all pressure instantly in less than a lap. Avoid kerbs with very cold tyres at all costs. When the tyre has adequate pressure, the risk of loss of pressure is almost null so you can attack kerbs again. Be careful when racing on slick tyres when it starts raining. The tyres will lose temperature very fast and so you must avoid kerbs until you enter for your pitstop. Any pressure over 26psi is relatively safe. The whole system is complex, brand new and we are still working on it. Thank you for your patience.
– Improved collision model, which significantly benefits car-to-ground collisions. Also brings significant improvements to car behaviour when attacking any kind of kerbs.
– Start ECU assist now has more discreet intervention because of the launch control implementation. To start, just floor it in 1st gear with clutch on and revs will be limited to 5000rpm. The less start assist should aid when trying to spin around on grass after a track exit.
– Tweaked TC logic for all cars. Permits more slippage in straight line and more angle. Can result in more oversteery cars in lower TC settings so take care when track is slippery.
– Fixed bug that could cause an event to start with tyres in ambient temperature if user clicked directly on drive.
– Wet tyre adjustments.
– Slick tyres optimum pressure range now 1-2 psi higher.

Audio:
– Exterior engine volumes are now higher.
– Interior engine volumes are now higher.
– Fixed wind sound in tunnel/underpass sometimes not played properly.
– Fixed pit alarm sirens sometimes not played properly.
– Tuned exterior volume for engine reverb and reflection.
– Tuned volume attenuation curve for opponents when the player is in cockpit/chase cameras.
– New radio messages and alerts, including penalties, damage, tyre pressure warning.
– Fixed possible crash changing device for xaudio2.
– Fixed inconsistencies in ambient zone audio.
– Updated fmod to version 1.10.10.

Multiplayer:
– Fixed issue where the HUD would vanish after a session transition.
– Enabled server rating requirements, see updates in https://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/0-6-multiplayer-server-configuration-for-server-admins.54830/
– Added dirt and visual damage to Multiplayer.
– Improved server lobby stability.
– Enabled dynamic weather in multiplayer server configuration, see updates in https://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/0-6-multiplayer-server-configuration-for-server-admins.54830/
– Improved race-weekend track condition simulation in Multiplayer when dynamic weather is used.
– Safety (SA) and Racecraft (RC) ratings will change with a drastically reduced rate on password protected servers.
– Added server admin commands: /kick and /ban.

Assetto Corsa Competizione 0.6.2. – Hotfix Live!

For Oculus Rift VR device users: please insert “-vr” in your ACC Startup options via Steam. This workaround helps avoiding performance issues and stuttering.

v0.6.2 Changelog
– Fixed wrong first lap time when start-finish line is crossed before the green light.
– Fixed AI erratic speeds during formation lap.
– Added lumirank update in replay.
– Enabled detailed animations in onboard cameras.
– Added session over message for qualifying/practice.
– Improved AI pace at Monza and Nurburgring.
– Added intermediate solution to run the formation sequence in Multiplayer. Overtakes may happen, but enables controlled formation sequence.
– Fixed protocol mismatch on the rating backend, resulting in wrong data.
– Fixed SA Rating working in Multiplayer.
– Fixed RC Rating preventing data being stored in Multiplayer.
– NOTE: Due to incompabilities with the data, the Rating Profiles will be reset again.
– Fixed end-sequence in Multiplayer: spotter annoucement, checkered flags and so on will now be correctly triggered.
– Fixed formation sequence not starting when the leader is in the pits.
– Fixed rare crash in the Multiplayer server, possibly also crashing connected clients.
– Fixed races not showing time gaps in Multiplayer races.
– Fixed tyres not being correctly selected based on dynamic weather conditions along with the setup.
– Added “Official Test Server” opened for experimental features and testing. See the official support forum.
– Fixed search and password text input issues in VR.

Assetto Corsa Competizione Early Access Release 6 is out on Steam!

v0.6.0

– Added Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 2018 model year.

– Added Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 2015 model year.

– Added Monza Circuit.

– Driving (F1) cameras reworked: added two more driving cameras (dash pro – with car hidden intended for built cockpits – and far chase), game now remembers last used camera and added option to lock/hide driver and steering wheel per car. Lateral camera adjustment now also exposed in the View Settings.

– Camera movement settings now stored in Config/CameraSettings.jon, the old CameraOptionsEA.json is deprecated. General Movement adjusts movements in cockpit camera, Dashcam Factor adjust how much of that movement is transferred to the dash and bonnet cameras.

IMPORTANT: old camera settings will be lost.

– Look L/R now works correctly in helmet camera. Look L/R looks to the side mirrors.

– TV onboard (F6) cameras added for available cars.

– Free (F7) camera now available with Cinema HUD (open with mouse scroll button).

NOTE: this is NOT a full-feature camera mode, but allows players to enjoy visuals to a greater degree and take screenshots.

– Rewrite of multiplayer/gameplay code to improve stability and session progression.

– Ingame menus restructured and divided into Garage and Pause menu.

– Ingame HUD reorganised and added session status widget.

– New Radar widget added to HUD based on the popular app for the original Assetto Corsa.

– Updated configuration for dedicated servers, see https://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/0-6-multiplayer-server-configuration-for-server-admins.54830/

– Introducing dynamic weather: (potentially) available on official Kunos Practice servers only until relevant game and UI features are added.

– Multiplayer sessions now emulate race weekends: rubber, dry line (general: weather and track status) represent the situation based on race day and time of day.

– UI and video settings are now stored in text files (…Documents\Assetto Corsa Competizione\Config\menuSettings.json).

IMPORTANT: your previous menu, graphical and game settings will be lost.

– Added advanced video settings, including mirror resolution, sharpening filter, material quality level, temporal upsampling, volumetric fog, bloom, camera dirt effect and foliage.

– Default graphics settings adjusted to allow for higher performance without noticeable loss to visual quality.

– Added session type tags in the UI car selection page to help identify entries eligible in different race types.

NOTE: In quick race mode, the opponent field is generated based on the player’s choice of entry.

– Added model year tag in the UI car selection to help identify car models in different evo versions.

– Assist options will now reliably update when changed during a session.

– Further adjustments to headlight effects in TV cameras.

– More realistic full formation lap with AI.

– AI aggressiveness tuning.

– AI grid generation now takes into account real life driver skill. Quick Race grids are generated with more consistency.

– Number of opponents increased to track capacity: bigger fields are now possible as a result, the current limit depends on each individual track.

NOTE: Sprint races (both in race weekend and quick race modes) retain grid size limitation due to the number of available real-life entries.

– Improved raindrop effects on car windshields.

– Water spray from opponent cars now affects the player car’s windshield in a dynamic way, taking into account distance, speed and track wetness.

– Automatic wiper assist now reacts to water spray and not just rain.

– Improvements to the appearance of wet and damp track surfaces, especially in low-wetness ranges, which should improve the perception of track conditions.

– Improvements to car vs. track surface collisions.

– Audio channel usage optimization.

– Reworked and more reliable marshalling system with checkered, yellow, white and blue flags.

– Added new spotter messages.

– Added race communication alerts.

– Losing the server connection (e.g. by a server restart) will now trigger a permanent message.

– Important race communication alerts are displayed for a longer time.

– Better highlights overtake detection.

– Optimized CPU use on all threads.

– Optimized replay memory usage.

– Optimized netcode and bandwith usage for Multiplayer servers.

– Volume and audio settings now affect the intro music.

– Added video sequences volume.

– Fixes to various car LODs to reduce pop-in in racing scenarios.

– Adjusted driver position in the BMW M6 GT3.

– Adjusted driver steering animations.

– Adjusted wet tyre shader and added ambient occlusion on tyres.

– Fixed potentially wrong resolution and crashes when starting the game.

– Fixed multiple crashes occurring when quitting sessions.

– Fixed replay time multiplier not resetting on session change.

– Fixed potentially wrong car location detection.

– Fixed static car shadow fading out at high speeds.

– Improved tyre model combined grip.

– Improved tyre heat model, especially in overheat conditions.

– Tyre wear is now affected differently by different kerbs, concrete and other surfaces.

– Tweaks in preset setups for all cars (we highly advise to not use older setups).

– Improved vertical surfaces aero model.

– MoTeC Telemetry implementation.

– Setup Electronics page now includes a slider to select the number of telemetry laps to be saved at the end of a driving session.

– MoTeC ACC dedicated workspace, created from Blancpain telemetry engineer used for evaluating basic setup and driver performance.

– Added native DBox SDK support.

– Added option to enable/disable native Fanatec LEDs.

– Setup minimum fuel load set at 2 litres for all cars.

– Fixed Ferrari 488 GT3 wrong fuel visualization in setup screen.

– Steering ratio tweaks for all cars.

– Monza BoP A adjustments for all cars.

– Tweaks in tyres dirt accumulation and grip levels when going on grass and sand.

– Sand traps now slow the cars down.

– Fix to unreliable car spawn in certain situations.

– Flipped cars will automatically spawn in the pits.

– Severe cutting will result in immediate disqualification in any type of Multiplayer sessions.

– Ratings: Track Competence (TR) has improved feedback in the UI; you will see all the sectors necessary, so the progress is easy to understand.

– Ratings: Track Competence (TR) algorithm improved to reduce false positive aborts.

– Ratings: Consistency (CN) was rewritten during the refactoring; it should work similarly but has improved precision on various aspects.

– Ratings: Car Control (CC) largely improved algorithm and UI feedback. It is a lot harder to gain higher ratings, unless you are driving very well.

– Ratings: Car Control (CC) now understands the concept of turning the wheel too much, and give appropriate feedback.

– NOTE: Pace (PC) and Total (TO) ratings will be improved and adjusted during the days after this version.

– NOTE: The maximum number of all ratings will be set to 99 (instead of 100).

– NOTE: ALL RATINGS AND DRIVER PROFILES WILL BE RESET WITH THIS 0.6 RELEASE.

– Backend servers: improved reconnection stability.

– Backend servers: fixed multiplayer sessions not registering stats and laptimes in certain situations.

– Passworded servers can now be created.

– Single player Sprint Race Weekend mode reworked and now has forced tyre change and driver swap.

NOTE: Endurance Race Weekend game mode is temporarily disabled until supporting features and UI elements are completed (pit stops and penalties).

NOTE: Pit stop crew animations are temporarily disabled until full functionality is retained.

NOTE: The Broadcasting API is temporarily disabled

Assetto Corsa Competizione Early Access Update 0.5 is out on Steam!

Changelog

0.5.0
– New Emil Frey Jaguar G3 car.
– New laserscanned Circuit Zolder racetrack.
– New special events with online leaderboards.
– Fixed disappearing main menu UI in VR.
– Texture memory optimizations.
– Fixed a chase cam rotation bug.
– Fixed a TV camera bug.
– Car light improvements in TV camera views.
– New inertia calculation method and new more accurate inertia value (advice for setups, use softer fast damper to let the body move and settle, instead of having the car and wheels jumping)
– New motion ratio calculation for dampers resulting in more accurate values dedicated for each car.
– New ABS feature. ABS now never lets higher than 70% difference between left and right brake pressure. Improves behaviour on extreme torque vectoring, like braking and going through a water puddle with one side of the car, but can result in inner wheel locking if driver insists braking hard while turning into a turn. Might need more rear brake bias on certain cars.
– Improved ABS logic, resulting in better turn-in under braking, on certain cars (most notably modern cars such as the Huracán, F488, BMW M6).
– Improved TC off on gear-change functionality. TC is instantly switched off and on again when a gearchange occurs, in order to protect the engine and drivetrain from heavy vibrations, especially on situations where kerbs and the engine limiter are involved (part of real cars’ TC logic too, occasionally they will even not allow the gearchange). Now the TC off timing is car-dedicated and optimised. Some cars might handle a gear change better than others.
– Improved tyre thermal model, especially wet tyres.
– Improved tyre grip when tyres are overheated, such as after a spin.
– More tyre wear when tyres are overheated, no free meal.
– Corrected bumpstop position and functionality of the Ferrari 488 GT3.
– New ECU maps for all cars. ECU maps now influence power, fuel consumption and throttle maps. Usually the lower number is the more powerful and has the most power consumption. After the initial 3-4 values, it switches to wet ECUmaps with similar power and fuel consumption but different throttle maps. Please check the official forum for all the released cars’ ECU map characteristics.
– New launch control for all cars. Now with manual clutch, just engage 1st gear, put the clutch and accelerator to the floor and the engine will stabilize around 5000rpm. Release the clutch gradually while keeping the accelerator fully open to avoid stalling.
– Audio engine optimizations
– Fixed potential wrong volumes switching cameras
– Fixed time multiplier for the end race replay
– Fixed wrong trackmap cars position during replay
– Intro sequence updated

Assetto Corsa Competizione Hotfix 0.4.1 Released!

0.4.1

– Fixed occasional driver model flashes in the Ferrari 488 GT3

– Fixed slightly offset cockpit and dashboard cameras in the Ferrari 488 GT3

– Added interior endurance lighting in the Ferrari 488 GT3

– Fixed Sprint race fuel estimation

– Fixed Cup Category and car bodykit when Free event type is selected (Practice, Quickrace etc)

– Fixed replay after multiplayer skip session

– Fixed lap marks for Replay hud

– Fixed wrong track starting condition that was forcing dry setup

– Improved Hungaroring AI line

– Fixed high pitch noise during a burnout

– Removed gearbox compressor sound on Ferrari 488 GT3

Assetto Corsa Competizione Early Access Release 4 – Changelog

0.4.0
– New Ferrari 488 GT3
– New Hungaroring circuit
– Preview: Race weekends in Multiplayer
– Added version 1 of the Broadcasting SDK (including test/example application)
– Fixed look around in chase camera
– Added Lock to Horizon option for Cockpit cameras (Alt+H to toggle, Shift+H and Ctrl+H to increment/decrement partial effect)
– Added Confirm popup for NextSession, Restart, Pits and Quit button in ingame menu
– Mirror options are now split in two: “Quality” and “View distance”
– Added Fuel indicator in car HUD
– Added Laps information for Hotstint online leaderboards on “Special events” page
– Corrected brake heat influence on core tyre temps
– Adjustments in cars inertia
– Adjustments in tyre model and tyre flex, should result in better kerb behaviour
– Added TC2 (TC initial cut) feature of F488. Physics, Controls, Setup
– Fixed Tyres IMO (Inside Mid Outside) HUD visualisation
– Fixed Ferrari 488 AI stopping without fuel in long races
– Fixed wrong car systems during replay
– Added lap tag in the replay HUD
– Fixed cumulative automatic highlights endtime
– Instant replay support for Broadcast app
– Fixed focused car when entering or leaving replay
– Fixed wrong time session start after a restart/next session
– Fixed potential exterior camera issues for multiplayer
– Fixed potential wrong near plane during starting sequence
– Fixed proximity indicator according to the focused car
– Added new skins for featured cars
– Car dash luminosity readjusted for new exposure values
– New Total (TO) rating representing strength and completeness (visible in the Rating Profile)
– New driver category (visible in the Rating Profile)
– CarControl Rating adjustments: alien performance now will still have overdrive, but less significant
– CarControl Rating adjustments: very good driving performance will show values of CC 95+
– TR/CN/CC: Fixed false-positive detection of “way too hard” for bends and kinks
– Hotstint now shows laps in the menu leaderboard
– Hotstint gaps now correctly display lap gaps / time gap within the same lap
– Added backend connection state indicator to relevant menu pages
– Added HUD page for broadcasting
– Added HUD page with the current timetables
– Holding TAB will temporarily show the timetables HUD page
– Prevent Ambient sound to play during in game menu
– Improved camera fading when switching cameras

Assetto Corsa Competizione hotfix v 0.3.5 is live on Steam

Changelog v0.3.5
– Fixed setting the wrong Audio driver in some cases
– Removed start sequence for the first player in the server
– Fixed auto pitlimiter spam when gear was not allowed
– Fixed wrong fuel amount during AI pitstops
– Fixed lack of correct driver head motion in Bentley Continental GT3
– Changed local account data handling, improved delays caused by backend updates/restarts
– Using Steam check to prevent unusable online profiles
– Fixed issues causing Track Medals earned and laps posted to the Event Leaderboards not being saved
– Fixed missing endurance kit joining a server
– Fixed skidmarks when car is drifting
– Fixed wrong tyre wear influence to rolling resistance
– Reworked timetable logic
– Added combined laptimes to the timetable
– Fixed wrong car update during pitstop after replay
– Fixed wrong car camera target after disconnection or coming back from replay
– Fixed highlights not recording after a session restart
– Fixed cars not removed when Multiplayer server connection is lost
– Fixed possible server issue on linux emulators
– Optimized account data storage/synchronization
– Added Night + Rain preferences in Multiplayer server selection
– Activated Night, Rain, Latency and Target Driver Count rankings in MP server selection
– Added search box to MP server selection
– Increased amount MP servers displayed
– Reduced MP server bandwidth usage
– Removed leaderboard/server list response delay
– Standing widget: visual hint about disconnect state
– Multiplayer chat keeps messages after opening the pause menu
– Improved backend server efficiency on session/menu changes