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iRacing 2020 Season 1 Hotfix 1 Release Notes

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iRacing 2020 Season 1 Hotfix 1 Release Notes

iRacing.com deployed Hotfix #1, which solves some issues introduced with the 2020 Season 1 build. Check out the changelog for more details.

Changelog:

iRacing BETA Interface (03.01.13-beta)

  • The iRacing BETA Interface may now be used to download updates while iRacing is down for maintenance, similar to how https://members.iracing.com/download works for the classic member site.

AI Races

  • AI drivers no longer sharply turn to the left when the green flag flies when using rolling starts.
  • AI drivers have received some new pace lap training which should make them less aggressive on the throttle in slow corners.
  • Official iRacing AI Seasons will now be generated when the iRacing BETA Interface is first launched.

V7 Tires

  • Tire parameters have been adjusted to reduce the likelihood of roll-overs.
  • – All V7 Tires now have simulated tire warmers to mimic warm-up laps.
    – – This adjustment should improve performance at standing starts and on out laps.

Cautions

  • The new caution mode, Caution Laps Do Not Count (DNC Cautions), where full-course caution laps do not count as race laps, remains disabled with this release.
    – – Currently, this feature is in the final stages of testing, and we will have this feature ready for you as soon as we can!
  • Fixed an issue so that restarts correctly go Single File N laps from the finish.

Lighting

  • Fixed an issue where some terrain, trees, and shrubs were not receiving headlights at night.

Flagman

  • Adjusted the Level of Detail settings (LoDs) to prevent early visual popping as the camera changes distances from the flagman.

Cars:

Dallara F3

  • Fixed an issue in the garage where 3rd through 6th gear ratios appeared blank.
  • Season setups have been updated.

Dallara IR18

  • Season setups have been updated.

Formula Renault 2.0

  • Season setups have been updated.

Formula Renault 3.5

  • Season setups have been updated.

Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

  • Tires’ heat generation has been increased slightly.
  • ND2 power curve and engine parameters have been updated.

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.
  • Season setups have been updated.

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Toyota Tundra

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.

NASCAR K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – 2018

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Mustang

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.

NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado – 2013

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.
  • Season setups have been updated.

Nissan GTP ZXT

  • Cockpit control for engine fuel mapping has been removed.
    – – This car does not have cockpit adjustable fuel mapping.

Ruf RT 12R

  • Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya and Nürburgring Nordschleife Season setups have been updated.

Silver Crown

  • Setup for Concord Speedway has been updated.

Supercars Ford Mustang GT

  • Blowoff dampers have been added to absorb curb impacts better and reduce the likelihood of being launched up onto two wheels (and then rolling over).
  • – Tire grip has been moderately reduced, and tire degradation has been moderately increased.
  • – Season setups have been updated.

Supercars Holden ZB Commodore

  • Blowoff dampers have been added to absorb curb impacts better and reduce the likelihood of being launched up onto two wheels (and then rolling over).
  • Tire grip has been moderately reduced, and tire degradation has been moderately increased.
  • Season setups have been updated.

[Archive] Ford Falcon FG V8

  • Tire grip has been moderately reduced, and tire degradation has been moderately increased.

[Archive] Holden VF Commodore V8

  • Tire grip has been moderately reduced, and tire degradation has been moderately increased.

[Archive] Mazda MX-5 Cup – 2015

  • Tires’ heat generation has been increased slightly.

[Archive] Mazda MX-5 Roadster – 2015

  • Tires’ heat generation has been increased slightly.

[Archive] NASCAR Cup Chevrolet SS

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.

[Archive] NASCAR Cup Ford Fusion

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.

[Archive] NASCAR Nationwide Chevrolet Impala – 2011

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.
  • Season setups have been updated.

[Archive] NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevrolet Impala COT – 2013

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.
  • Season setups have been updated.

[Archive] NASCAR Xfinity Chevrolet Camaro

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.
  • USA International Speedway setup has been updated.

[Archive] NASCAR Xfinity Ford Mustang

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.
  • USA International Speedway setup has been updated.

[Archive] NASCAR Xfinity Toyota Camry

  • Tire wear rate and cooling have been adjusted.
  • USA International Speedway setup has been updated.

[Archive] V8 Supercar Ford Falcon – 2012

  • Minimum cold tire pressures have been increased.
  • Tire grip has been moderately reduced, and tire degradation has been moderately increased.

Tracks:

Atlanta Motor Speedway

  • (Rallycross Long) – Tightened up some gain-time checkpoints.
  • (Rallycross Short) – Tightened up some gain-time checkpoints.

Daytona International Speedway – 2007

  • (Rallycross Long) – Tightened up some gain-time checkpoints.
  • (Rallycross Short) – Tightened up some gain-time checkpoints.
  • (Road Course) – camera set has been adjusted.

Lernerville Speedway

  • Fixed an issue where the trees at this track would not sway properly in the wind.
  • Several environment fixes, including:
    – – Unburied some buses near Turn 3.
    – – Fixed some misspelled ads on the scoreboard.
    – – Removed the appearance of floating people at “Low” detail setting.

Lime Rock Park

  • (Chicanes) – Race lines have been updated.
    – – This track configuration is now enabled for use!
  • Fixed an issue with sound properties for rumble strips and curbs.
  • Fixed an issue where the trees at this track would not sway properly in the wind.
  • Adjusted the Level of Detail settings (LoDs) on the chalet building to prevent visual popping as the camera changes distances from it.

Phoenix International Raceway – 2008

  • (Rallycross) – Tightened up some gain-time checkpoints.

Sonoma Raceway

  • (Rallycross) – Tightened up some gain-time checkpoints.

Texas Motor Speedway

  • Lightpoles no longer cast shadows from underground.
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