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Project CARS – Build 583 (11/10/13, Team Member+) released.


Slightly Mad Studios released a new build of Project CARS  Build 583 for Team Member+. 

Build 583 (11/10/13, Team Member+)

Steam multiplayer:

  • Now enabled by default. To run MP on the Java dedicated server, use the new command-line option -javamp


  • Added large address aware flag to all DX9¬†shader¬†creation calls
  • Fix¬†CSortList¬†item for all Little Endian platforms
  • SkyRing¬†alphatest¬†shader¬†can use Transparency Super Sampling in MSAA modes

Flag & penalty bug fixes:

  • Fixed wrong way crash tests, as the ‘is going wrong way’ variable wasn’t being updated when wrong way was disabled
  • Now including player v player collisions¬†(we have an issue in MP where if someone is DQ’d, the race doesn’t end)
  • Safeguarding flag¬†withdrawl¬†as they can¬†legitimatelly¬†raise &¬†withdrawl¬†on the same frame
  • Added flag reason to flag network message


  • Enabled LARGEADDRESSAWARE option to access additional memory if available. Increase Game Pool size if this memory is detected too


  • Sakitto: Resaved HUD map as compressed map
  • Emirates Kartdrome: TRD changes, AIW basic,¬†trd¬†file, uploaded¬†raceline¬†(not yet¬†avaliable¬†in game)
  • Northampton: Add new textures for race control building and national pit building


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Build 582 (10/10/13, Team Member+)

Steam leaderboards wip:
* Added global leaderboard versioning. This is done client-side without any need for server support, and will allow us to do full stat wipes on Steam in the future, with similar behavior to current server-controlled wipes (previous personal bests are wiped and won’t be reuploaded to new clear leaderboards)
* Updated all stats and leaderboard handling code to support global leaderboard version.
* Added support for all Leaderboard calls on PC to target either Java-based HttpApi server or Steam.
* Started initial work on Steam leaderboard implementation
* Improved filename handling within GUI Helper Classes to reduce extra copies, and simplify passing around filenames within scripts
Racing flags & penalties: 
* Implemented black flag
* Converted all coloured flag calls to event messages, so it’ll be consistent with online
* Added disqualification functionality on collision of wrong-way driving
* Added new disqualification for not adhering to previous penalties
* Fixed blue flag showing up for ghosts bug + showing up for opponents on the same lap
* Moved disqualify flow through the penalties manager
* Added ability to disable racing flags from data
* Added ability to disable certain types of penalties based upon penalty category in data
* Code to bind camera editor to a particular camera manager
* Connecting CareerResults screen to ChampionshipManager and ProfileData
* Boot sequence textures are no longer affected by texture quality setting (fixes blurry login screen etc)
* DX11 MSAA now uses Transparency Super Sampling (most track object and foliage shaders that would benefit)
* Caper Stockcar: New physics. New tire with an oval specific carcass (1-2 mile banked). New tread¬†agian¬†tweaked with lower grip and harder compound. Heating and camber heat generation tweaked to look as close as¬†i¬†can get it for now. Complately new¬†assymetrtical¬†setup tuned for the 1-2 mile banked ovals (although it works pretty well at flatter track like Harrison Pike).¬†(Please don’t tweak the setup as our GUI¬†dsen’t¬†handle the¬†assymetrical¬†yet. Drive it stock)
* Tires: FC carcass test round, internal model refinements
* Palmer JPLM: ride height and bump stops, side aero, new dampers and various bits of setup tuning
* Add animation sequence support to stop all playing animations and stop animation now removes queued animations
* Northampton: Added tents, vendors, flags and viewer placed trackside stuff to all variations, added checkpositions values to the tracklights files
* Northampton Stowe: Fixed collision issue on the inner tyres at Stowe
* Northampton National: Fixed rouge armco blocking the track 

Build 580 (9/10/13, Team Member+)

* HUD trackmap rendering fix for DX11
* DX11/DX9 Renderer support for switching modifiable prim types
* Fix for (most) GUI textures being blurred by texture settings. (Also fixes the loading screens disappearing bug when texture level is set to Low)
* DX11/DX9 add TextureSpec flag to turn off the texture downsizing that is automatic from the texture detail settings. Use this new feature for the headlight texture registration
* Fixed BNetBuffer var init order and removed error check that would fail cause event processing to fail
* Northampton: Added bendable armcos to all track variations, fixed skyring being to bright and too high, added adverts on most prominent advert boards and areas around the track, adding Silverstone Stowe visual metal gates around the outer boundaries of the track (We have another drive throughable armco in National)
* Anhalt: Textures change, Anhalt GP physics objects
* Caper Stockcar: New tire and physics. New Carcass and tread that works like expected for this vintage Stokcar roadrace bias belted slick. New rear suspension trackbar geometry to even out the left/right issues. Road race soft suspension setup. All cambers and heat tuned Tire temps set the more sensitive layer mode

Build 579 (8/10/13, Team Member+)
* BNetBuffer added for serialisation of BAppEvent members in LoadNetBuffer and RestoreNetBuffer, required now when sending across network
* Move AddEvent_EnterRace_Online to the same frame as MP settings
* Updated NodeUserId to include both server-assigned user id and Steam id. Removed explicit Steam id from multiplayer session structures, now the dual node user id is used instead
* Fix random crash caused by preloading assets in RCFs.
* Updated textDB with new disqualification message
* Anhalt: XML texture deleted
* Anhalt: Ground cover updated
* Northampton: Fixed hovering walls fixed offset shadow casters at fences fixed further occluding issues by too aggressive placed occluders 
* Vehicle damage: Inverted red channel of crumple texture to correct direction
* Ruf RGT8: LODX/CPIT interior mapped and textured

Build 578 (7/10/13, Team Member+)

* GUIHandler for Career Results screen accessible through Dashboard->Career Results
* Added “steam mode” flag to dedicated server enumeration. In Steam mode only one fake DS is returned and joined automatically. With this change the game no longer connects to Java-based dedicated servers when running with -steammp command-line option
* Fix MGDF writing of animation sequence PlayBackInfo data
* Fix animation script builder queued animations missing custom playback info and add memtraces. Gracefully handle playing invalid animation sequences
* Anhalt: Viewer objects added
* Northampton Stowe: Added metal gates to block access to outer terrain visually
* Northampton: First pass of viewer trackside assets, stowe removed inner collsion mesh, fixed further inaccuries between collisions and render mesh, added paddock pit-trucks and first pass of trackside assets for GP variation
* Ford MkIV: calibrated CPIT gauges

Build 577 (4/10/13, Junior Member+)

* DX11 Fix for inside out envmaps (knock on from switching Maths libs)
* DX11 reduce the amount of shader memory required when not running multi-threaded
* DX11 Renderer – D3DX math removed and replaced with Base Math
* Basic.fx shader fixed so that shadows cast on double sided polygons correctly
* Additional change to basic.fx to stop the previous double-sided shadow fix from breaking some other cases
* BSmallPool: Added trace for small pool sub section on all pools except Debug Pool (to avoid recursion)
* stdout and stderr use line buffering on Linux
* stdout and stderr use no buffering on Windows
* Added penalty notifications for HUD & Pit Engineer
* Fix incorrect struct size to match data
* Fixup logic for blue flag
* Tires: added delay to anti-oscillation
* Dubai GP, Dubai International, Dubai Cub and Dubai National: Added a working pit area with 36 garage spots for the new open garages. All 4 layouts. Corridor changes for new loft areas
* Caterham Seven Classic: suspension animations added
* Pagani Huayra: Wipers animation speed tweak to match new animations

Build 576 (3/10/13, Team Member+)

* Career Options dialog now in game. Final art, although not connected to career systems, waiting on implementation. Access via Career Dashboard -> Career Options
* Fixing Dialog manager to load text DBs correctly
* Added missing src files to UnityLinux.cpp
* Fixes for setting up the graphic levels on first boot
* Tires: added delay to anti-oscillation
* Northampton: Added nightlights for stowe and national garages added pit stuff for stowe and national tweak lod values for tyrestacks and cones on stowe
* Northampton: Fixed garage collisions for Stowe variation -added viewer placed ligthing for stowe and national -continued fixing up offset collisions along the track border of all variations
* Anhalt: Physics xml change
* Ariel Atom 300 & Mugen: Ride height and bump stops, side aero forces, lowered minimum front springs, removed (fake) alternate final drive ratios
* Formula Rookie: Added missing LODX to the export
* Ford GT40: Added missing LODX to the export

Build 575 (2/10/13, Team Member+)

* Tires: FC A/B test, FC I/S/M/R test, anti oscillation attempt, buckling refinement
* DX11 Enable Phase3 rendering on a thread (with -dx11MT)
* DX11 – fix for flickering shadows bug when using DX11MT
Racing Flags: 
* Created penalties management class, refactored from functionality previously in Timings
* Added White flags for slow moving vehicles (currently set to < 30mph in data)
* Updated Yellow flags to be used for stopped vehicles (currently set to < 10mph in data)
* Added Blue flag, to warn a player when they are about to be lapped
* Tidied up the naming conventions used in the Pit Engineer
* Refactored the Invalidate Lap from AI Timings & Collision to use the new penalties system
* Created drive-through pit stop penalty
* Created stop-go pit stop penalty
* Hooked in the new penalties to the pit stop sequence scripts – and added them to be called from the new penalties manager
* Calling the stop-go penalty when in breach of overtaking during a double-yellow flag
* MercSLSAMG updated to the latest distant rolloffs and trajectory
* Northampton (All): Added latest assets from Tomas -fixed autograss flooding into and over the walls -fixed lots of mini gaps -fixed lod pop ups -fixed wrong mesh settings and namig of objects causing objects to disappear. Corrected issues found in old 1rst corner of the GP track where there were gravel areas only instead of asphalt and small gravel beds. Adding track.lod files to avoid tree popups in distance
* Northampton Stowe: Add new textures for red/white block for stowe track
* Formula Rookie: LODA and B interiors mapped and textured. Misc LODX cockpit material fixes. Rain support added
* Formula Rookie: Interior DDS texture. Initial check in
* Mercedes 190E Evo2: Fixed exhaust positions in CRD

Build 574 (1/10/13, Team Member+)

* Code to allow app specifc loading phases
* Fixed assert in BMutex destructor
* Northampton: Add textures for Stowe sf gantry
* Ford GT40: LODX cockpit mapped and textured
* Ford GT40: Cockpit DDS texture. All new. Initial check in
* Ford GT40: Steering wheel DDS texture. All new. Initial check in
* Ford GT40: Cockpit2 DDS texture. All new. Initial check in
* Formula Rookie: Aero tweaks, fuel efficiency set, bump stops & ride height, setup changes, brake wear
* Caterham SP300R: Minor aero tweaks, adjusted brake wear

Build 573 (30/9/13, Team Member+)

* Northampton Stowe: Add textures for stowe building and garages, new export
* Northampton Stowe: New AIW (Doesn’t work with AI in race)
* Northampton Stowe: New physics objects
* Northampton International: Fixed corner marker in last corner
* Northampton International: New export
* Northampton National: New export
* BMW Z4 GT3: New export to fix lower LODs not working in game

Build 572 (27/9/13, Team Member+)
* New dialog box for emails and offers with dummy data ready for art pass -> Accessible under Career Dashboard -> Inbox -> Select dummy email
* Added ability of rotation for HUD objects
* WiiU Thread Setup for RVM/Envmap and Phase3 rendering
* WiiU – tweaked Gamma down again
* HUD Mirror rendering optimised for WiiU – uses it own aliased targets for phase1/2/3, removing a texture copy. Increased Mirror resolution + all in MEM1
* WiiU Increased thread priority for RenderThreads
* Fix for track tunnels getting loaded too early
* Fix for lens flares on during the day. (and sometimes off at night)
* Northampton: GrassExclusion.xcl added
* Azure Coast: Added new textures for the lake
* BMW Z4 GT3: Bug fixes

Build 571 (26/9/13, Team Member+)

* WiiU – various command buffer call state fixes + redundant sampler setting caching
* WiiU warning fix (CarPreviewObject)
* Rain lighting corrected – ambient-and-shadow buffer alias created for particles shadowing
* Career Inbox GUIHandler
* Ovlivegreen_Street flash tread for the Caterham Classic – upped the temperature build slightly
* Azure Coast: Added spotlights along the track, added new fx maps, added cars, vendors, anim heli and plane, added 2d+3d palmtrees, added 3d+bb crowds, added rain blockers and leaves areas, added BBQ smoke
* Volusia Speedway: New Complete AIW’s for the loft changes. Also added 37 pits spots and a working pit lane path for both layouts
* BMW Z4 GT3: Cockpit animations added, added AO, damage
* Racer L4 & V8: Small aero tweaks. Fuel efficiency set
* Formula C: Exteriors mapping/textures WIP01



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