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Massive patch 3.0 out today:

Project CARS – PC Patch 3.0 – Release Notes

LEADERBOARDS RESET
Please be aware that, as a result of the enhanced cut-track detection system included in Patch 3.0, all Time Trial leaderboards will be reset over the course of the next 12 hours. This is to clear out leaderboard times that were set under the old cut-track detection system where players could get away with driving off-track and gain time by doing so. The new system is far fairer and much more accurate. By resetting the leaderboards we remove all these 'contaminated' records and ensure that everyone has a fair shot at setting true and accurate Time Trial leaderboard entries.


New & Enhanced Feature Summary
* New – Friends Leaderboards – players can now toggle between viewing ‘ALL’ and ‘FRIENDS ONLY’ on the leaderboards screen.
* New – Multiplayer Spectate Mode – players can now choose to ‘Retire to Pit Box’ during a race, and then spectate the ongoing race.
* Enhanced MP vehicle grouping – online races now use real-world vehicle classes. This results in far better vehicle performance matching for online races.
* Enhanced Setup and Pit Strategy system – players are now provided with information regarding current and upcoming weather, remaining session duration, current track temperatures, and more.
* Enhanced HUD and Telemetry tyre info system – players can now see in real time which tyre compounds they are currently using, what each tyre’s pressure is, and how much each tyre is worn.
* Enhanced Cut Track detection system – the system used to detect cut tracks is now far more accurate and 'fair'.
* DLC Career Contract support – the game now supports the addition of career contracts for new DLC vehicles so that players can use applicable cars in their core career series.
* Enhanced Replay system – players can now access Photo Mode from within a replay, and can switch between cars during a replay.
* New – Force Feedback – implemented the ability via menu sliders for the user to manually tweak the menu spring strength, stationary / low speed spring strength, and overall steering gain.
* New – the Force Feedback Calibration screen now features a multiple force feedback profile selection system whereby the user can select a base FFB style that suits personal preference, and then tweak it further as desired.
* Enhanced Weather system – all vehicles are updated with new window rain effects, featuring dynamic rivulets, much more realistic looking water drops, and wiper blade trail effects.

Online
* New – Friends Leaderboards – players can now toggle between viewing ‘ALL’ and ‘FRIENDS ONLY’ on the leaderboards screen.
* New – Multiplayer Spectate Mode – players can now choose to ‘Retire to Pit Box’ during a race, and then spectate the ongoing race using the ‘Retire to pits’ and ‘Spectate’ options (note that this is currently only available on tracks that feature a pit lane).
* Enhanced vehicle grouping – online races now use real-world vehicle classes. This results in far better vehicle performance matching for online races.
* Implemented support for Leaderboards reset across all platforms.
* Added support for Multiplayer Quick Random to also join in-progress sessions
* Fixed an issue where the Drive button would remain permanently locked when joining an in-progress session.
* Fixed an issue where, when the player progressed from qualifying to the start of the race, the player’s car would sometimes begin moving without player, resulting in false jump-starts.
* Fixed an issue where using the ‘Amateur’ skill filter would at times not show any lobbies.
* Fixed the case where changing the time of day from daytime to night-time in a lobby failed to switch the skill level from NOVICE to AMATEUR.

Time Trial
* Fixed an issue where restarting a Time Trial session would not remove the ‘best of session’ ghost from before the restart.
* Force Time Trial weather on consoles to always be set to Light Cloud to match PC settings.
* Ghost split and lap times are now displayed on timings/pause screen.
* Updated the in-game timings board to provide a visible distinction between the ghosts and the player’s entries: all ghosts now have status set to ‘Ghost’, and the Session best ghost has DRIVER text set to ‘Session Best’

Pitting, Tuning, Setups, Strategy
* Enhanced Setup and Pit Strategy system:
- Players are now provided with information regarding current and upcoming weather, remaining session duration, and current track temperatures.
- In Setup, players can choose to apply different compounds to the front and rear sets. In Pit Strategy, players can now choose to change tyres symmetrically instead of configuring each wheel individually.
- The Setup and Pit Strategy screens will now display an estimation of how many laps the player can expect to run with the current fuel load, and updates in real time as the player adjusts the fuel slider.
- Players can now define pit strategies with less fuel than the initial fuel load. During a race, the fuel slider indicator will turn red to warn players when the strategy offers insufficient fuel for the remainder of the race.
* Enhanced HUD and Telemetry tyre info system:
- Players can now see in real time which tyre compounds they are currently using, what each tyre’s pressure is, and how much each tyre is worn. Each individual wheel’s tyre graphic will fade out from top to bottom to indicate the level of wear. The tyre temperature display on the HUD now uses a smooth colour gradient fade to more accurately indicate temperature changes and match the display on the Telemetry screen
* Fixed an issue where damaged headlights would not get repaired if the player had damage level set to ‘Visual Damage Only’.
* Fixed more cases where a vehicle’s default setup would not be correctly applied.
* Reworked the naming of several tyre compounds to make the names more indicative of their purpose, and to ensure that front and rear compound names match when set to the same compound.
* Restrict pit strategy tyre compound types to only those available for the current vehicle.
* Accessing Pit Strategy in single player during non-race sessions no longer pauses the game.
* Tweaks to AI pit logic to ensure they pit in proper mandatory window in races that feature a mandatory pitstop.
* Fixed an issue that at times caused a setup from one car to be applied to a different car.
* Ensure that the Default pitstop strategy is set to the Active one on each session start, to prevent issues with previously configured and now irrelevant strategies being active.
* Fixed an issue where, if you customized a setup that was automatically loaded from your saved setups, and then drive and return to pits, the customized setup would be lost and your setup will be reset to the previously saved setup.
* Fixed an issue in online races where the pit crew would ignore any changes made to the pit strategy once the player’s car was stationary in the pit box.

Physics & AI
* Improved AI rain speed realism when using treaded tyres in the wet.
* Fixed an issue where, if a player has steering assist on and fuel use set to real, when low on fuel, the steering assist will pull them into the pits as they go past
* Increase tyre wear for AI if driving wet tyres when track is drying or dry.
* Improved AI behaviour during crash recovery to further minimize the chances of AI cars getting stuck.
* Fixed an issue that would cause a car to leave the pits with no visible wheel attached after pitting to replace a lost wheel.
* Various tweaks and improvements to how AI responds to tyre wear in regards to pitting strategies.
* Fixed the issue with cold and current tyre pressure mismatches in pitstop strategy, as well as cold pressure not being correctly applied in the tyre system.
* Fixed an issue with the player vehicle rolling backwards after entering pre-race tuning.
* Fixed an issue where AI drivers would remain stuck in their pit boxes when using accelerated time.

Cut Track / Off Track System
* Enhanced Cut Track detection system – the system used to detect cut tracks is now far more accurate and 'fair'. Many tracks were reworked to address specific issues where the cut track detection was either too loose or too strict. Players will no longer receive warnings for driving off track in the grass and other surfaces when not actually gaining time by doing so. The new system provides for scalability in strictness across game modes, to match real life application. The rules enforcement gets progressively stricter from Free Practice to Race to Time Trial.

Career
* DLC Career Contract support – the game now supports the addition of career contracts for new DLC vehicles so that players can use applicable cars in their core career series.
* Added Career Contracts for core career sport DLC cars:
- GT3: Bentley Continental GT3
- LMP1: Audi R18 e-tron quattro
* Career Invitationals – corrected Russian translation in two Invitational unlock descriptions.
* Fixed an issue with pre-DLC save games not unlocking DLC career content.

Audio
* Fixed tyre skid sound when car is sitting against a kerb at zero speed.
* Tweaked the dirt surface sounds.
* Fixed an issue where there would sometimes be missing race audio in a subsequent race if there's an immediate quit at race start.

GUI, HUD, Telemetry
* GUI – sliders throughout the game interface now supports smaller increments and decrements when changing their associated values.
* Monitor/Spectate screen – the timings table now supports mouse clicks to change the driver that’s being observed. The screen now features the ability to view the selected driver’s info when playing online, by clicking on the new Gamercard button. Fixed several cases where the map would at times randomly freeze and/or be locked on the screen when telemetry overlay is displayed.
* When browsing Leaderboards, changing the car and track being browsed will no longer change the player’s currently selected car and track in the other game modes.
* Reworked the Replay/Spectate/Monitor interface to a more consistent design.
* Main game loading screens – fixed the Road America track logo that went missing, updated the Logitech logo to the new Logitech G logo, updated the Oculus logo to their new logo.
* Driver Network Profile – practice and qualifying sessions will no longer count towards races entered.
* Community Events – added a 'DLC required' indicator to events that require DLC content, added an event number indicator.
* Career post-race podium screen – fixed Lap times formatting to use the more logical MMSSTTT formatting (e.g. 01:20.457).
* HUD now reports correct split times to vehicles that are in the pits.
* Updated the Class logos used by Road cars to better differentiate the various road car classes.
* Fixed an issue with the Field of View slider not working.
* Fixed an issue where Cut Track warning messages appeared in the centre of the screen instead of to the side, out of the player’s line of sight.

Replays
* Enhanced Replay system – players can now access Photo Mode from within a replay, and can switch between cars during a replay.
* Replay Cameras – Azure Circuit – reworked the draw distance and positioning of a number of cameras to fix background issues and views being obstructed by trackside objects.
* Replay Cameras – Hockenheim National – improved the positioning of a number of cameras to fix views being obstructed by trackside objects.
* Fixed a crash that occurred when the player loaded a replay that was saved with an older version of the game.

Controls & FFB
New – implemented the ability via menu sliders for the user to manually tweak the menu spring strength, stationary / low speed spring strength, and overall steering gain:
Menu Spring – the strength of the wheel centering spring in the front end and in-game pause menu.
Low Speed Spring Coefficient & Saturation &#8211; the weight of the steering at slow speeds (<10mph) and when the car is stationary. The saturation is the maximum force for the spring and the coefficient is how quickly the spring takes effect. To avoid "cogging / notching" effects when stationary its best to leave the spring coefficient high and lower the saturation.
Steering Gain &#8211; the gain (multiplier) applied to all steering effects (steering force, jolts, kerb rumble etc) after they have been mixed. For a clean more detailed experience set at 1.0 or below, for stronger feedback at the expense of clipping set higher (maximum value 5).

New &#8211; the Force Feedback Calibration screen now features a multiple force feedback profile selection system whereby the user can select a base FFB style that suits personal preference, and then tweak it further as desired. You can now switch between current FFB settings (Default) and pre-1.4 (classic) by using the FFB Calibration presets. These presets are available under Options > Controls > Calibrate Force Feedback. The presets are set on top of this page and the new sliders to control the spring/steering effect are at the bottom. Whenever you change these values it becomes a custom preset. You can switch back to either Default or Classic by selecting them at the top of this page.

Fixed:
* Fanatec &#8211; added accelerator slip vibration support for Fanatec wheel rims that support this feature. Added accelerator pedal rumble support for the ClubSport Pedals V3, and fixed brake rumble not working.
* Logitech wheels &#8211; added LED support for the G29.
* Custom wheels &#8211; reduced the default menu spring strength.
* Fixed an issue where the in-game menu spring centered the wheel when pausing while driving, which was jarring when both entering and exiting.
* Handbrake and boost controls assignments are now no longer mandatory.
* Fixed an issue where mouse controls were producing a deadzone in the centre regardless of deadzone settings.
* Fixed an issue where there was a sudden loss of FFB after a severe collision.

Vehicles
* 125cc and 250cc karts &#8211; adjusted automatic gearbox algorithm for better shifting. This reduces the occurrence of the rapid fire downshifts from 6th to 1st when locking the rear brakes.
* Audi R18 e-tron quattro &#8211; added the missing gear readout to cockpit display. Fixed &#8216;quattro&#8217; to lower case in the showroom (licensing).
* Aston Martin Vantage GT3 &#8211; fixed the impact test position for the rear centre brake light, to ensure accurate impact damage effects on the light.
* Bentley Continental GT3 &#8211; fixed slight asymmetry in rear suspension design which was causing some unintentional cross weight.
* BMW M3 GT &#8211; set to use same tyre widths as the other GT3 cars. This helps equalize performance and acts to level the playing field, as this car would have used such tyre sizes if it ran beyond 2012 against the rest of the GT3 cars.
* BMW V12 LMR &#8211; fixed engine lifetime numbers to match other similar cars.
* Group 5 cars and BMW M1 &#8211; tweaked rain tyres heat and sensitivities to prevent them from overheating in light rain.
* Escort MK1 and DLC BMW 2002 Turbo &#8211; rebalanced the AI performance.
* Formula A -&#8211; added a new tyre set that includes two slick tyres: &#8216;Soft&#8217; and &#8216;Medium&#8217;. Rebalanced the heating and wear across all four tyre sets. Reworked tyre wear to more closely match real world Formula 1 cars. Heating is now more even front to rear. Further rebalancing of the AI speed (now faster) as was required, and tweaks to the base setup to accommodate the heat change and its effect on the balance. The medium slicks make consistent grip between 180-220F, making this compound more useful as a strategic, lower wear choice. The soft slicks are the default dry tyre.
* Formula C &#8211; dropped the AI ability in the rain a bit more for this car, as the AI was still too fast in the rain.
* Lotus 98T &#8211; new setup to help handle the power better, new rain tyre tweaks for better heating. Some change for the slick heating and inflation pressure sensitivity of the carcass.
* McLaren MP4 12C &#8211; adjusted the default setup to match the change to stiffer tyres.
* McLaren P1 &#8211; stiffened up the default suspension to help prevent bottoming out at tracks like Nordschliefe. Changed tyre walls to Pirelli (licensing).
* McLaren F1 GTR &#8211; added suspension animations to limit front wheel movement in order to stop them clipping through the bodywork on large compressions.
* Pagani Huayra &#8211; corrected the default dry and wet tyres so that the correct tyre is selected when using &#8216;Automatic by Weather&#8217;.
* Radical SR3 and SR8 &#8211; reduced the backlight on the gear LCD in the cockpit to make it easier to read at night.
* Renault Clio Cup &#8211; updated suspension tuning and gear ratios to match exactly with correct reference data for the X98CUP Mk.4 car.
* RWD P20 LMP2 &#8211; recalibrated oil and water temperature warning lights to turn on when the engine is starting to overheat.
* Various DLC Vehicles &#8211; rebalanced the in-cockpit exposure levels.
* Various cars &#8211; recalibrated the tyre deformation effect. This fixes many cars which were seeing too little or reversed lateral tyre deformations.
* Various cars &#8211; graphical issues addressed &#8211; Mercedes C-Coupe DTM, Sauber C9, Audi 90, Audi R8 LMS Ultra, Audi R18, Audi R18 e-tron, Aston Martin Rapide, BAC Mono, Bentley Continental GT3, Bentley Speed 8, BMW 1M, BMW Z4 GT3, BMW 320 Group5, BMW M3 E30 GroupA, Caterham Classic, Caterham SP300R, Ford Capri Group5, Ford MkIV, Formula C, Formula A, Ginetta G55 GT4, McLaren F1, Ruf RGT8 GT3, Ruf RGT8.
* Various cars &#8211; updated to use the correct tread textures for various tyre compounds
* Modern street cars &#8211; new stiffer tyres for improved drivability, to more closely match the real world experience. This makes these cars more fun and engaging to drive. Made tweaks to the individual setups of the FWD and most Supercars to accommodate the change.
* 4WD/hybrid vehicles &#8211; enabled visual backfires.

Tracks
* Azure Circuit &#8211; reset the AI track grip for the faster Formula A cars, and tweaked the driving lines to help with AI getting stuck in barriers.
* Bathurst &#8211; fixed an issue where cars would collide against invisible objects in the pit lane, and fixed an issue with black shapes appearing in the rear view mirrors on some parts of the track.
* California Highway &#8211; reworked the allowable driving surfaces in the final section on the double lane highway to allow the player to drive on both sides.
* Dubai layouts &#8211; fixed a graphical anomaly on the track surface.
* Glencairn East &#8211; fixed a false cut track warning that would trigger while driving on-track.
* Nordschliefe &#8211; fixed an issue where AI attempting to leave their pit spots was being blocked by cars in the pit spot directly in front of them.
* Ruapuna layouts &#8211; improved the texture quality on the distant trees, and reworked the wire mesh on the marshal posts to prevent them from turning opaque at a distance.
* Sakitto GP &#8211; unblocked pit lane and added pit lane directional signage.
* Sakitto International &#8211; fixed an issue where the AI would run too wide and collide with the barrier in the downhill left handed sweeper.
* Silverstone layouts &#8211; fixed a false cut track warning at the pit entrance.
* Snetterton 200 &#8211; fixed an issue where the player would receive a cut track warning when entering the pits&#8217;
* Spa Francorchamps &#8211; fixed an issue where a number of bollards marking track limits had stopped appearing.
* Watkins Glen layouts &#8211; fixed an issue where the pit entry would trigger if a player drove very close to the pit wall on the main straight, and fixed a few graphical pop-up issues.
* Various tracks &#8211; Imola, Oschersleben GP, Oschersleben C course &#8211; cut track detection adjustments.

Oculus Rift
* Implemented support for Oculus 0.6.0.1 SDK.
* Added support for a separate Graphics profile &#8220;GraphicsConfigOculusDX11.xml&#8221; when running with the Oculus Rift. This means that you can now set your graphic details to high/max when playing without the Rift, and turn the details down for optimum performance when using the Rift and the game will maintain both configurations and apply the applicable one automatically.
* Auto disabled Crepuscular rays, Vignette and full screen raindrops.
* Fixed excessive object pop-in in Oculus Rift mode that was caused by the modified field of view used in VR.
* Shadow support &#8211; further work towards getting shadow support fully implemented.
* Fixed SLI/XFire windowed mode performance issues &#8211; SLI/XFire isn't available in windowed mode, but several Renderer paths were still active, resulting in reduced performance, most notably for Oculus Rift which fakes a windowed mode.
* Added a command-line option "-vrnomirror" that disables the desktop mirror. This will gain around 3-4% performance.
* Fixed the issue where non cockpit view cameras were not incorporating the head-pose position correctly, which caused the camera to be spawned very low down.
* Fixed the issue where the view in the Oculus Rift froze when returning to the main menu after a race.
* Fixed the issue where using FXAA caused black/opaque rendering when using Oculus Rift.

General
* Players are no longer disqualified for running out of fuel after finishing the race.
* Fixed an issue that would award players with a race win when skipping session after a false start.
* Fixed an issue with 24Hz 4k Monitor modes causing the graphics code to fail to load.
* Added support to enable Opponent Car Reflections by using the &#8220;-insane&#8221; command-line option.
* Jumpstart tolerances adjusted to make the penalty more realistic when the player starts moving his vehicle before the green lights.
* Fixed an issue that caused vehicle windows to appear invisible in the player&#8217;s rear view mirrors.
* Fixed an issue with Real-time weather not working.
 

Armenius

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Massive patch 3.0 out today:
All the changes are very positive, and it seems like nothing was broken with the patch this time around so far as I can tell. I actually went back and ended up playing my career for about 3 hours straight the other day because all the problems I had seem to now be gone. This is the state the game should have been in when it was released.

Any word on when the DirectX 12 update will be released, yet?
 

ghostwich

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This is the state the game should have been in when it was released.

I agree that this is a bit bittersweet - to think of what time I'd spent in the game already, and the things we've all suffered through. Sigh. :)
 

4saken

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Was a backer way back on WMD Portal for this title, 4+ years ago. Just received my first Royalty payment for the games success via Paypal. 77 Euro, which is roughly 84 bucks. I paid 60$ to put in on this game that long ago. Now this is a title that did something right for the early backers.
 

Viper87227

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Was a backer way back on WMD Portal for this title, 4+ years ago. Just received my first Royalty payment for the games success via Paypal. 77 Euro, which is roughly 84 bucks. I paid 60$ to put in on this game that long ago. Now this is a title that did something right for the early backers.

That's awesome to hear!
 

cageymaru

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Was a backer way back on WMD Portal for this title, 4+ years ago. Just received my first Royalty payment for the games success via Paypal. 77 Euro, which is roughly 84 bucks. I paid 60$ to put in on this game that long ago. Now this is a title that did something right for the early backers.

Got mine also.
 

cageymaru

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You know that they have patched this game so much that it actually runs pretty nicely now on my AMD system. So I finally broke down and bought the DLC packs that I was missing. Simply Mad Studios really did a good job listening to feedback. Pretty cool.
 

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Is this game still a mess on AMD cards, or has that been sorted out?
 

LeviathanZERO

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There's been 5 car packs released? Where have I been? Never saw any of that, except the Audi one that includes a new track.
Wish they included a Nissan GTR with the Japan pack, but oh well.
 

cageymaru

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There's been 5 car packs released? Where have I been? Never saw any of that, except the Audi one that includes a new track.
Wish they included a Nissan GTR with the Japan pack, but oh well.

They are slow as molasses developing new cars for the game because the artists are perfectionists. :) Think Valve time.
 

cageymaru

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Update 6.0.
http://steamcommunity.com/app/234630/discussions/0/490125737461416611/

Update 6.0 Available
Project CARS &#8211; PC Patch 6.0 &#8211; Release notes

Online
* NEW &#8211; Host kick function. The host of an online game can now select to immediately kick a player from the server. Kicked players will be auto-kicked if they attempt to rejoin the same multiplayer session.
* NEW &#8211; Mandatory pit stop option. The Lobby admin can opt to force a single pitstop during any race.
* NEW &#8211; Option to set race length by time (also available in Quick Race).
* NEW &#8211; &#8216;Allow Ghosted Vehicles&#8217; option added so that the lobby admin can decide if he wants vehicles ghosted or not when they drive the wrong way.
* NEW &#8211; Dynamic race-end timer feature. In public races, the timer is 50% of the slowest moving car's lap time. In private races, the timer is 75% of slowest moving car's lap time.
* Fixed an exploit where a player could be awarded a win by jumping the start.
* Fixed an issue where, if the host is forcing realistic driving assists, the player wasn&#8217;t able to toggle the allowed assists on or off while in-race.
* Fixed a game crash issue if the client is kicked while typing in the chat box.
* Fixed an issue where, if Forced Default Setup is used, the pit crew would not change tyres until they&#8217;re completely worn. The tyres will now be changed when at least one tyre is worn down by 25% or more.

Career
* Fixed a bug where drivers in a simulated series can all end up with &#8216;INVALID NAME!&#8217;
* Fixed a bug where AI opponents would attempt to use DLC cars that are not installed.
* The player will no longer be offered a contract renewal for a DLC contract, if they've since uninstalled that DLC.
* DLC Career contract emails earned while a DLC was installed, are no longer shown if DLC is then uninstalled.
* If the player&#8217;s current contract is a DLC contract and the player uninstalls this DLC, the career season using this DLC contract will finish for the player when entering Dashboard and they will have to pick from valid contract offers to continue (or reinstall the uninstalled DLC).
* Fixed an issue where the Modified Cars Pack and Limited Edition DLC Invitationals and Accolades were visible for players who do not own these DLC packs. Entering these invitational events would cause the player and AI to be in non-matching vehicles.
* Fixed an issue where at times the pit crew wouldn&#8217;t change the tyre set to the one selected in pit-strategy.

Controls
* Fixed an issue where remapping KERS would stop it working.
* Fixed an issue where changes made to Gamepad Advanced Options were not saved.
* Added Thrustmaster T150 support.

Tracks
* Zolder &#8211; fixed a potential &#8216;landmine&#8217; issue.
* Le Mans &#8211; adjusted the 55th garage spot to correct an issue where the cars would hit the pit wall on exiting this spot.
* Donington &#8211; all layouts &#8211; fixed an issue where cars would make contact with the left side wall when exiting some garages.
* Road America &#8211; pre-race camera tweaked to prevent the camera from clipping with the ground.
* Ruapuna Park &#8211; all layouts &#8211; fixed an issue with the last garage spot being outside garage area.
* Mojave &#8211; all layouts &#8211; fixed an issue with floating tyre skid marks, fixed an issue with rain being visible inside tunnels, and placed visible barriers in areas where the player is not allowed to drive.

Vehicles
* Bentley Continental GT3 &#8211; fixed DLC livery windscreen banners.
* Ruf CTR3 SMS-R &#8211; increased default tire pressure to work better with tire warmers.
* Toyota GT86 Rocket Bunny &#8211; fixed an issue with the windscreen banner.

Physics & AI
* AI &#8211; improved awareness and look-ahead to help with situations in multi-class races, where AI in a fast car would fail to avoid the player and AI in much slower cars.
* Tyre updates &#8211; fixed an issue on several tyres to prevent FFB buzz when tread becomes worn very thin, re-calibrated most tyres for a carcass heating fix when the tyres are underinflated, adjusted wear rates on GT3, Group C, Trans-Am/GTO, DTM, and LMP rubber.
* Implemented support to remove detached wheels from the track after a certain amount of time.

GUI & HUD
* Vehicle selection &#8211; manufacturer page now orders icons alphabetically.
* Improved the French translations for some of the items in the vehicle setup screens.
* Minor updates to Career Dashboard &#8211; motorsports & DN Profile buttons are now tiles consistent with other tabs, Inbox is now full screen with clearer indication of highlighted mail, and initial Accept Contract Offer screen now has improved layout and clearer indication of signature button.
* Improved Race Central screen &#8211; better balanced background image, removed gradient in top-right corner.
* Track layout map images are now displayed on the quick track selection screens.
* Fixed an issue where &#8216;Invert Camera Y Axis&#8217; text was being displayed as &#8216;Automatic Clutch&#8217;.
* Updated the Xbox One controller image to the new Elite Controller.
* Fixed an issue where the UI stops responding on ghost selection when player enters the My Garage option.

General
* Fixed an issue during pit stops where the pit crew mistakes ratio was too high.
* Driver name tags above cars can now be turned on for replays.
* Entering the pits during a Time Trial will now invalidate that lap&#8217;s time.
* Improved Helmet view exposure for historic drivers.

Oculus Rift
This update is primarily to improve the HUD position/rotation/scaling editor and the custom VR settings system.
* All movement and rotation is now relative to the HUD&#8217;s local axis instead of world axis.
* The HUD controls are now all located on the numeric keypad. Toggling between position and rotation modes are done by pressing the NUM-0 key.
* HUD movement speeds are now reduced and we added controls for slow scale control. The movement speed will now also accelerate if you press and hold a key, limited to maximum 10x speed.
* The movement amount per click of the HUD editing controls for placement and rotation are now scaled when you scale the HUD size up or down. This helps a lot as it gives much finer controls when positioning/rotating while the HUD is scaled down.
* Changes to the HUD position/rotation/scale will now only be saved when you confirm to save the edited HUD settings; otherwise it restores the previous settings.

New and improved Oculus HUD movement keys layout

The HUD adjustment now runs in one of two modes - movement and rotation / scale. Num-Pad 0 toggles between these modes.

In movement mode the controls are as follows (numpad)
4 & 6: move left and right
1 & 3: move left and right slowly
8 & 2: move up and down
7 & 9: move up and down slowly
+ & -: move back and forth
/ & *: move back and forth slowly
5: resets position to the default

In rotation / scale mode the controls are as follows (numpad)
4 & 6: rotate left and right
8 & 2: rotate up and down
1 & 3: rotate anti-clockwise / clockwise
+ & -: scale the HUD bigger and smaller
/ & *: scale the HUD bigger and smaller slowly
5: resets rotation and scale to the default

Custom VR settings system
This file is located in your &#8216;My Documents\Project CARS&#8217; folder, and is called &#8216;oculussettings.xml&#8217;
There are entries to control the position, rotation and scale for each of the following:
* HUD (HUDSettings)
* Main Menus (FrontEndSettings)
* In-game Menus (InGameSettings)
The format for each is identical and the data can be copied between them. While we currently only allow you to edit the HUD in-game using the system documented above, you can freely copy the saved values to the entries for the front-end and in-game menus settings, and these will then also appear at the repositioned placement/rotation/scale settings.
FYI &#8211; the rotation part is a quaternion, if anyone wants to try and make sense of it (the names are intuitive, offsetX offsetY, offsetZ, scale, and rotation[WXYZ]).
The other 3 entries are:
* FullScreen &#8211; sets the full screen mirror mode. Default is &#8216;true&#8217;. Set to &#8216;false&#8217; to disable full screen mirror mode.
* HideCrowds &#8211; used to hide crowds (performance gain). Default is &#8216;true&#8217;. Set to &#8216;false&#8217; to enable crowds again.
* LimitCars &#8211; not yet used, future addition
 

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You like American cars? I like American cars.

Project Cars - US Racecar Pack DLC Teaser (2560x1440 60p)
 

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Project Cars US DLC Out Now
Project Cars US DLC Out Now

Steam Store page has it for $3.49.
Project CARS - US Race Car Pack on Steam

2015 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
The Chevrolet Corvette C7.R is the latest generation of Corvette’s ultra-successful Corvette GT race cars that have established a stronghold in international sports car and endurance racing.


2015 Cadillac ATS-V.R GT3
Starting in 2015, Cadillac joined the ultra-competitive GT3 racing scene with the brand-new ATS-V.R.

2014 Dallara DW12 Indycar
Named DW12 in honor of the late Dan Wheldon, the DW12 is Dallara’s design for competition in the Verizon Indycar Series, North America’s most prestigous open-wheel racing series and home of the world-famous Indianapolis 500 race.

2016 Ford Fusion Stock Car
Players who are looking for something different will love the 2016 Ford Fusion Stock Car that poises a very different driving challenge.
 

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
The Chevrolet Corvette C7.R is the latest generation of Corvette’s ultra-successful Corvette GT race cars that have established a stronghold in international sports car and endurance racing.

About time.
That Corvette billboard on Road America doesn't look so out of place anymore.
 

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GOTY edition is out.
I tried to buy this on Steam yesterday, and couldn't. Something about it the game including something else already in my cart. (It was the only thing in my cart!)

Bought the regular game instead. I'll play it for a week, return it, and buy the GOTY edition once Steam gets their crap sorted out.
 

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Published on Jan 25, 2017
Have you tried Project Cars yet? It is one of the best multi platform driving games available. It will be available for free on the Xbox One to all Xbox Gold Members. This is a great opportunity to drive the game for free if you are an Xbox One owner.
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Actual footage starts at 0:56 and ends at 2:25 if you want to skip the annoying narrator.

I'm in for more. Was a decent simcade that was easy to jump in and start racing, which is something that is severely lacking in most racers these days. Would be interested in a more structured single player campaign, though. Maybe something like GRID.

They really need to make the UI more intuitive. They changed it so much that I forgot how to cycle through the skins for each model of car. They also need to work on their XBOX controller implementation. It required too much fiddling to get it "right" and it was never quite right for me.

Steering wheel was just perfection though.
 
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