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Reiza Automobilista v1.1 + Brit Pack DLC

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Il team Reiza Studios sta completando il lavoro di sviluppo della nuova versione aggiornata 1.1 del suo ottimo Automobilista, per l'occasione in offerta su Steam con lo sconto del 20% (prezzo 29,59€) fino al 3 ottobre. Qui di seguito tutti i dettagli sull'update 1.1, che oltre al consueto bugfixing, porta con sè alcune migliorie e novità interessanti, come il radio spotter, il supporto agli ultimi drivers Logitech e shaders grafici aggiornati. E' in arrivo inoltre il nuovo Brit Pack, primo di cinque pacchetti DLC che ci mette a disposizione tre nuovi tracciati (Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park ed Oulton Park) e quattro nuove vetture (Ultima GTR stradale e da corsa, MCR Sports 2000, Caterham e Formula Trainer). Anche in questo caso non manca l'offerta Steam con lo sconto del 25% per acquistare il Season Pass DLC a 48,94€, che ci darà diritto a scaricare il Brit Pack ed anche i successivi 4 pacchetti DLC. L'update 1.1 ed il DLC saranno rilasciati la prossima settimana, ulteriori dettagli sono disponibili nel development update riportato integralmente qui sotto.

 

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This bundle combines both Automobilista base game along with Automobilista Season Pass, granting you all the content which is in a single specially discounted purchase. In total, 5 DLC packages comprising a total of 15 items of new series and tracks are currently in development for Automobilista
The first of these packages will be the BRIT PACK, comprising 3 classic british tracks along with 4 popular british club racing cars - these are:

Tracks:
Brands Hatch
Cadwell Park
Oulton Park

Cars:
Ultima GTR (road & race spec)
MCR Sports 2000
Caterham (several models)
Formula Trainer (semi-fictional wingless trainer car)

The BRIT PACK is scheduled for release in September 30th. Along with all DLCs, this bundle also grants Automobilista BETA - a standalone and independent development version of Automobilista, which receives regular updates of in-development features and content allowing users an early taste of these upcoming goodies (including the DLCs).

 

Automobilista - September Development Update

Greetings folks clear.png Here´s our customary review of the work done in Automobilista development over the past month. We´ve been hard at it, both in the development of v1.1 update as well as production of the Brit Pack, both of which are expected for release at some point next week.

V1.1 Development

The major new feature for AMS v1.1 is the inclusion of Radio Spotter as developed by @gongo . This had been a very popular addition to the sim and now with native integration Dan has been able to take it a step further with more info and better accuracy from your race engineer.
Dan has also been doing some work to improve integration with the new Logitech drivers - v1.1 should hopefully see some proper support for their latest G29 / G920 wheels.
On the graphics front, @Alex Sawczuk and @Sandro Kholodkevich have done some great work on new car shaders and materials. Below is a shot of the flashy Ultima GTR featuring these latest developments

We also introduced a new AO mapping technique with seamless textures, which result in both optimized use of textures as well as improved cockpit details. The improvements are very noticeable on the new cars as you can see in this tasty cockpit from the Ultima GTR Race version:

Further good news is that performance not only has not been affected by these updates, but rather the continuing optimization work has led to some more previously troublesome cars to be now running smoother than ever in pretty much any respectable system (so long as you keep to the designated car count limit).
A not so positive note is that Steam Achievements unfortunately will not quite make it in yet in v1.1; we´re not far away from finalising these but unfortunately developing the system & protection for the new content has kept @Luis Miguel busy for longer than we anticipated after v1.0 release.

Brit Pack

The core focus this past month has of course been finalizing the contents of the Brit Pack, our first DLC pack for Automobilista.
This is actually a significant release for us and for those who have been with us for a while now as the Brit Pack will be the first time we´ll be charging long-time users for a new release since Game Stock Car 2013 came out back in September 2013! Fortunately we´re confident the Brit Pack (along with everything else that´s still to come for AMS) will justify that extra investment as the new content are some of the best stuff we have ever produced.

On the track front, as is known we´ll be adding 3 british classics with Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park and Oulton Park - these tracks were hand-picked due to their classic style and heritage and preserved natural flow which are so nicely suited for the rich british club racing scene we´re looking to sample in this pack. All tracks are officially licensed and extensively researched in loco (with the aid of laser scan data in the case of Brands and Oulton Park). They are also excellent venues to stretch the legs of other default cars, exception perhaps taking the more powerful cars around Cadwell unless you´re really looking for a test of reflexes and precision clear.png
The cars were produced in close collaboration with the manufacturers and we´ve also had input from several of their respective real world drivers during development - this is a claim we hear all the time of course to the point it has become a tired sim racing cliche, the proof as always will be in the pudding and we´re very satisfied with how these new cars have turned out clear.png

Beyond the data and the resulting accuracy of the models, fundamentally it all rides on the nature of what´s being simulated, and here is where we feel the Brit Pack will really shine - just glancing through some Youtube videos of these cars being driven on these tracks in anger should be enough to see the fun factor involved is off the charts clear.png These are all very different animals and tracks compared to the default content of AMS, and as such they add a whole new dimension to the sim. I´ll go out on a limb and say there will be at least one combo from this pack that will make towards the top of your list of favorite simracing experiences clear.png
Here are some fresh previes of the new content:

Ultima GTR (road & race version)
F-Trainer (Novice & Advanced versions)
MCR Sports 2000

Here you can see Niels taking the MCR out for a spin:

The Caterhams
To begin with, we´ll be offering the 270R (with a race variant for Academy series), the 360R (with Superlight Series), along with the mental road version of the 620R, as per the preview below
There will be more variants though along with some optionals which we aim to add along with a new upgrades interface - unfortunately this feature won´t make it in time for v1.1 but the upgrades menu along with more optionals are sure additions for v1.2 within a month or so from now. In any case we´ll supply options for both left and right side driving seats for these Caterhams (also for the Ultimas).

All new tracks and series with the exception of the Caterhams are now available in fairly advanced state in AMS Beta which is now up to v1.0.8 so if you got the DLC Season Pass - if you haven´t grab it now and get on racing!

Future AMS DLCs

Of course, the Brit Pack is not the end of the road for upcoming AMS content - it is in fact just the beginning!
We have hinted before what´s coming down the road but haven´t quite gone into the specifics - in fact I can´t quite detail all the specifics for all DLC packs just yet, but for the sake of providing some relevant reference for those who have acquired or are considering buying the Season Pass, here are some preliminary info along with a few hints we can share to give you a better idea (please keep in mind the exact contents of each and the timelines may still be subject to some shuffling as we move forward):

October

  • Brit Pack

November:

  • Legendary Tracks Part 1: Imola (1972, 1988, 2001, 2016 versions)
  • New Series - TBA (hint: big and heavy)

December:

  • New series - TBA (hint: Classic content)

January 2017:

  • Legendary Tracks Part 2 - TBA (hint: it´s got a long historical variant)

February 2017:

  • Car pack from a major manufacturer - TBA (hint: it´s awesome)

March 2017:

  • Legendary Tracks Part 3 - TBA (hint: not a permanent road course)
  • Aussie Racing Car

As we progress we will naturally be detailing these packs further, but those will be topics for future dev updates - starting next month when I hope to be able to share some of the bigger things, both literally and figuratively clear.png
Keep in mind that as more stuff is confirmed, prices for both the Season Pass on Steam & Membership pack here are bound to receive another upgrade - the sooner you get onboard, the more value you´ll get for your buck.
Not forgetting that there are also a couple of free items still to be added to the base game, like Ibarra and a couple of dirt / mixed track courses before AMS development finally wraps at some point in Q1 2017.
Worth reminding also that AMS Base Game is currently selling 20% off on Steam. As usual though the best prices for both base game as well as membership packs (including the DLC Season Pass) can be found in our forum store.


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AC & Porsche 911 GT3 Cup: "soon"...

29 September 2016 - 05:12 PM

Appena pubblicata da Massarutto su Facebook...

"Soon" ™
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“This is the new 911 GT3 Cup. World Premiere at Paris Autoshow today. 4.0 litre flat-six engine, 485 hp. #Porsche #911GT3Cup”


Assetto Corsa patch v1.03 su PS4

29 September 2016 - 04:28 PM

Con un messaggio su Facebook, la Kunos Simulazioni ha appena annunciato che l'attesa patch di aggiornamento per la versione Playstation 4 di Assetto Corsa è finalmente disponibile per il download. Oltre alle correzioni e migliorie elencate qui di seguito, l'update che porta il software alla release 1.03 offre agli utenti della console Sony anche due contenuti extra gratuiti, ovvero la Maserati Levante ed il circuito di Black Cat County, oltre al nuovo abbigliamento pilota Sparco, frutto della recente partnership con la famosa azienda italiana. La stessa patch è in arrivo a brve acnhe su XBox One.

 

We're pleased to announce that Update v 1.03 is available to download on PlayStation 4 NOW!

ASSETTO CORSA V 1.03 FIXES AND ADDITIONS

Graphics
• Framerate is now smoother.
• Screen tearing issues have now been resolved.

Quick Races
• Players will now be able to select their starting position in the race options screen.

Controls
• Gamepad algorithms have been improved, resulting in better handling.
• On launching Assetto Corsa, the game will now recognize the device you are using, when selecting the ‘X’ button in the start screen.
• A 'Reset to Default' option has now been added that resets the gamepad settings to recommended values.
• Thrustmaster T80, T100 and TH8 shifter functionality has been improved.
• A new option has been added which allows the player to set the visual steering lock to a degree of their choice.

AI Opponents
• 2 additional difficulty levels have been added – 'Very Easy' and 'Very Hard'.
• AI strengths have been re-balanced, in response to community feedback.
• Algorithms have been improved.

FREE BONUS CONTENT!
• The Black Cat County track is now available as part of Update v 1.03: Get ready to enjoy its three different configurations: Long, Short and Intermediate!
• This fictional scenery comes with a bonus FREE car model, the Maserati Levante S, the first Maserati SUV! This is a great chance to enjoy the advanced physics level of the simulation with a different kind of vehicle.
• The latest update introduces a new technical partnership with SPARCO, an Italian company that designs, produces and sells motorsport safety equipment, seats and more. Some exciting opportunities to come in the future! In the meantime you can enjoy the all-new dedicated suits and gloves featured in the latest update of Assetto Corsa.

 

XBOX ONE PATCH UPDATE
Stay tuned! As soon as we have more info to share on the launch of the Xbox One patch, we will let you guys know. Please be patient with us and we will update you soon!

 

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AC: McLaren MP4/4 by F1VRC

25 September 2016 - 10:29 PM

F1VRC is proud to announce the release of the McLaren-Honda MP4/4 from the 1988 season. After over one year of development and improving with each Assetto Corsa updates....the car is finally out !
Driven by the frenchman Alain Prost "The Professor" and the brazilian legend Ayrton Senna, the MP4/4 won 15 of the 16 races that season. The only race they didn't win was Monza, Ayrton Senna won his first of three world championship with this amazing car.
Powered by a Honda RA168-E, 1.5liters V6 Twin-Turbocharged producing around 675BHP/685HP and with a good lowline chassis inspired from Murray' Brabham BT55 1986 when he was chief designer at Brabham, make this car one of the most dominant in Formula One history.
The mod contains :: 4 chassis upgrades used during the season by Prost and Senna + 12 liveries (Imola to Adelaide), 6 Bonus skins Ferrari,Lotus,Benetton and Williams (can be found with the R04 chassis upgrade). New driver cockpit rainlight animation (first car to have this anims), Moving wings and more...

For the Tyres Compounds ::
E=Qualifying Compound (2 laps and they are dead)
D=Soft Compound
C to A = Hard Compound (C is the softest hard, A the hardest)

If you want to support our team, you can consider the option to make a donation on our website. You can give for the team or the car you want.
http://f1vrc.net/

You can visit our website for future project, annoucement and more.
* Please be sure to read the PDF file that comes with the mod or you can read it on our website *
http://f1vrc.net/index.php/mods/

Thank You, :)
From all the team members

 

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DEM Racing Simulators ritorna con la DRS-17

22 September 2016 - 04:38 PM

La DEM Racing Simulators ha annunciato oggi la riapertura dei battenti in Svizzera dal 1 ottobre. Originaria di San Marino, la DEM è un'azienda che ha saputo farsi apprezzare dagli appassionati di simracing per le sue scocche di monoposto, ma sopratutto per il suo ben noto volante professionale denominato DRS Integrale. La DEM, per festeggiare il ritorno, ha inoltre annunciato il lancio della nuova scocca DRS-17: estetica aggiornata, attenzione a dimensioni e logistica, un prezzo ridotto rispetto alla versione precedente, saranno i punti di forza del cockpit 2017.
 
Finalmente ci siamo, tra qualche giorno DEM Racing Simulators riaccenderà i motori nella nuova sede Svizzera. Tantissime le novità pronte per l’autunno, novità che vi elencheremo nei prossimi giorni e che riempiranno le nostre/vostre giornate nei prossimi mesi. Siete curiosi? Volete un’ antipasto?
E’ in arrivo la nuovissima scocca DRS-17. Dopo 4 anni e qualche decina di simulatori venduti la “vecchia” DRS-13 va in pensione per lasciare il posto al nuovo modello. Oltre al fattore estetico (sul quale ci siamo come sempre concentrati) abbiamo curato anche tutti gli aspetti che riguardano il miglioramento logistico. La nuova scocca sarà adatta per essere ospitata in ambienti domestici (finalmente passerà dalle porte) e per essere trasportata in furgoni di media grandezza.
Il prezzo inoltre sarà ritoccato verso il basso, cosa che, per una serie di motivi, non è stata possibile per la la DRS-13.A presto altre ghiotte novità, stay tuned!

 

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