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  • Project CARS 2 - Update 1.7.1.0

    John W
    Update 7.1 includes:

    • Adjusted issue with the number of drivers in an online game to allow for private broadcaster/director games without a broadcaster role being assigned.
    • Resolved a problem where custom setups would be reverted to defaults when pitting.
    • Fixed an issue where qualifying penalties were only applied to the host in an online game.
    • Fixed a problem with loading the "Loose" tuning setup when the game language was not set to English.
  • Project CARS 2 - Update 1.7.0.0

    John W
    Update 7 includes:

    • Fixed various stability issues.
    • Improved usability of in-game tools.
    • Improved AI ability at various tracks.
    • Improved the penalty system.
    • Improved pitstops and repair logic.
    • WMR headset support now enabled.
    • Various other minor fixes.
  • The 24-Hours of Le Mans comes to Project CARS 2 with the “Spirit of Le Mans” Pack.

    NathanBell_SMS
    The 24-Hours of Le Mans comes to Project CARS 2 with the “Spirit of Le Mans” Pack, available as a standalone purchase, or as part of the Project CARS 2 Season Pass.

    Experience two of the most thrilling eras of sportscar racing at the world’s most evocative endurance race and discover the true Spirit of Le Mans as today’s LMP1 heroes meet yesteryear’s electrifying prototypes in one classic Pack that captures the pure essence of the 24 Heures du Mans.

    Along with the 9 cars (incl. 4 modern LMP1s and epic prototypes from Ferrari [the 512 S and 512 M] and Porsche [the all-winning Porsche 917 LH]), comes the faithfully recreated 1971 track, 5 Career events, and 10 bespoke liveries to bring the Spirit of Le Mans to life like never before.

    You can learn about Update 6 and purchase the Spirit of Le Mans Pack here. [www.projectcarsgame.com]
  • Project CARS 2 - Update 1.6.0.0

    John W
    Update 6 includes:
    • Fixed occasional stability issues.
    • Improved usability of in-game tools.
    • Improved AI ability at various tracks.
    • Improved the penalty system.
    • Optimised tyre wear in wet conditions.
    • Optimisations to LiveTrack at various tracks.
    • Improved track-limit zones.
    • Other miscellaneous fixes.
  • Project CARS 2 - Update 1.5.0.0

    NathanBell_SMS
    Update 5 includes:
    • Addition of the Ferrari 488 Challenge car, and liveries from the 2017 Ferrari Challenge series. This is the latest Ferrari to feature in Maranello’s single-marque championship, and the most powerful car in the series’ 25-year history.  
    • Addition of two new layouts to the Porsche Leipzig on-road circuit.
    • Corrected a small number of turbo and suspension issues on various cars.
    • Resolved an issue where some drivers would appear stuck on track during qualification or race session.
    • Resolved an issue where the end of race results would display incorrectly.
    • Resolved multiple ghost loading issues in time trial.
    • Polished the Online Reputation calculations, including tweaks for when players retire due to excess damage.
    • Corrected an occasional issue of players being taken to the wrong lobby if the host set up a new lobby whilst the old one was populated.
    • Mechanical failures no longer include aerodynamic damage.
    • Various improvements to the AI at a number of tracks and conditions.
    • Solved an issue in career when, under certain circumstances, the standings would not display correctly.
    • Multiple other miscellaneous fixes and optimisations.
  • Project CARS 2 - Update 1.4.0.0

    NathanBell_SMS
    PC
    • Solved link to Facebook page when user selects the Facebook option on the Extras tab whilst Microsoft Edge is set as default browser on PC.
    • Corrected multiple options in Photo Mode not being reflected when playing in VR.
    • Solved VR flicker.
    • Dedicated Server: corrected session duration automatically changing to 140 minutes when the player sets the time to more than 140 minutes.
    • Dedicated Server: improved client and server code that uses older net API, allowing for more reliable connections.
    • Changed the default drawing distance when playing in VR to minimize intermittent texture flickering.
    • Improvements to droplets on camera in both VR and non-VR.
    • Corrected an issue in VR where driving lines would disappear if camera view was changed during race.
    • Solved an issue where Dedicated Server lobby weather conditions would always display as ‘clear’.
    • Corrected an issue where Dedicated Server lobby vehicle images weren’t updated correctly during multiclass selection.
    • Corrected an issue in post-race results where the mouse would not switch between the Driver List and footer menu.
    • Improved an Online Lobby issue where players were able to select a vehicle before info was fully set.
    • Refined incorrect message 'Multiple inputs were detected. No action was assigned' when player presses Esc key and message 'Please assign a new configuration' is displayed.
    • Polished the missing background for ‘return to position’ messages in VR.
    • Stability improvement for when a user would join an in-progress session.
    • Corrected AI behaving erratically leading to a crash to desktop.
    • Corrected an issue in VR handling two screen systems to ensure that they are both treated separately, allowing either to be the default.
    • Resolved a save fail if ‘my documents’ folder is set to a network location.

    User Interface

    • Corrected an inconsistency between info on the Track Select screen and the Loading screen.
    • Refined the Online Browser filter not closing properly.
    • Fixed the Password Protected Lobby icon that was missing on the Lobby Details screen.
    • Improvements to Career Dashboard Standings UI.
    • Corrected some display unit values not changing when switching between metric and imperial units.
    • Stability improvement where the game would become unresponsive when attempting to save a setup with no description.
    • Solved incorrect message when entering an invalid password.
    • Solved Career nationality not defaulting to console / Steam user's location.
    • Improved Session and Race settings not updating in Online Championship rounds if the user applies a Motorsport Preset, thereby adding a round to the schedule.
    • Corrected options under Realism Settings in Online Lobbies not displaying correctly and being inaccessible to Host after accessing the Realism Settings from the Online Lobby.
    • Added name of tyres on the car within the pre-race menu.
    • Improved language translations throughout the game.
    • Added message for when ‘ghosts’ and times are not uploaded due to invalid car-and-track combinations.
    • Resolved 'Pedal Type' and 'Calibrate Wheel' disappearing if the user clicks on the scroll bar of the Control Scheme from the Pause screen.
    • Fixed 'Rules & Regulations' and 'Esports' settings being altered if user selected 'Reset to Default' in the 'Realism Settings'.
    • Solved car classes disappearing in Vehicle Select screen of Online Lobbies when changing vehicles in multiclass lobbies.
    • Resolved changes of Helmet Camera settings not saving properly via the Pause Menu Options.
    • Corrected setup descriptions not fully appearing if too long.
    • Removed green screen appearing for a second when skipping the Career path intro movie.
    • Removed a copy of the 'Won Group A Pan-America Championship' accolade.
    • Fix for an issue where the pit strategies full message would not appear when trying to save a pit strategy with no available slots.
    • Fixed the 'Edit Driver' screen overlapping the Showroom when in Vehicle Select of Online Championships.
    • Added a notification for the lobby admin/host when a player rejects Director or Broadcaster roles.
    • Polished a mismatch of results on Sessions Result screen and Retire screen.
    • Adjusted location of important penalty messages on the HUD, and enabled them even when the HUD is Off.
    • Corrected long team names not appearing correctly in Online Championships.
    • Fix for correctly displaying the finishing status of players and AI that do not finish the race or retire early.
    • Resolved opponent cars flicking if they retire from an Online Championship on the Pre-Race screen.
    • Corrected an issue where user was unable to see which setup was being selected in Tuning Setups with HDR Enabled.
    • Refined Online Championships showing previously-assigned team names in new sessions .
    • Improved progress bars in Pedal Calibration to more accurately represent pedal input.
    • Corrected overlapping text issue in Pit Strategy.
    • Corrected image for Fanatec Porsche GT3 RS wheel in Controller Settings.
    • Resolved lobby details not showing all classes in multiclass Dedicated Server lobbies.
    • Added help text for Menu Spring Strength.
    • Removed Damper Saturation option.
    • Corrected an issue where changing track would not remove invalid weather.
    • Improved an issue where the game would only allow for 250 laps when the player set more than 250 laps in Race Settings.
    • Resolved debug text appearing in S1, S2, and S3 columns of the In-Progress screen when the player selects 'Retire and Spectate'.
    • Refined the pit stop time being estimated incorrectly when setting 'Change Tyres' to 'Recommended' on certain cars.
    • Fixed Manufacturer Events showing incorrect progress for unlocked manufacturers when creating a new career.
    • Fixed the number of pit stops not being displayed correctly in Post-Race Results screen.
    • Resolved the Player not being able to determine their grid position when using the IndyCar Motorsport Preset.
    • Fixed conversion when displaying rev limit in tuning setups.
    • Corrected the 'Restart Session' button being highlighted by default instead of 'Continue' on Session Results screens.
    • Corrected pit stop progress information not showing in the pit stop cinematic cameras when entering the pits in the telemetry HUD.
    • Changed Rear View Mirror to disable dynamic scaling.
    • Enabled Enhanced Mirror when 'Enhanced Visuals' option is selected.
    • Resolved incorrect ordering after altering the Standings in Online Championships.
    • Added active Motorsport Presets to View Info and Edit screens in Online Championships.
    • Resolved changes not being reflected when re-editing a Created Event.
    • Corrected an issue where the game would incorrectly round up player's time on HUD and Results screen.
    • Fixed an issue where player would sustain damage in the pit lane, but it would not appear on the HUD damage element.
    • Corrected an issue where no data would be displayed when loading a default setup after previously overwriting it.
    • Resolved 4th position missing in Standings Panel when on the grid during countdown sequence.
    • Resolved 'Create New Pit Strategy' option remaining enabled when all pit strategy slots were filled.
    • Fix for Team tab being disabled on Round Results screen of Online Championship.
    • Corrected Status/Session info in Replays not correctly updating when switching drivers.
    • Fixed Director and Broadcaster screens not showing all participants data in Online Championships.
    • Fixed the Circuit of the Americas National circuit appearing when Daytona International Speedway Tri-Oval was selected in Online Championships.
    • Added a central cockpit camera to cars and the options screen.
    • Stability improvement when a player selected the 'Compare Driver Network Profile' option from Team Roster of Online Championships, after adding a Director or Broadcaster.
    • Corrected an issue where Online Lobbies were not sorted in lobby browser when a player altered the sort order of a certain column more than twice.
    • Resolved the player not being able to access Driver Network Profile on Livery Select screen of Invitational Events.
    • Removed the 'Edit' option in Online Championships Lobby for options that cannot be edited.
    • Improved the bars in the Competitive Racing License history chart to make them visible at lower values.
    • Refined an issue where Rounds in Online Championships Schedule were selectable after they had been completed.
    • Adjusted overlapping Online Championship names when text is extremely long.
    • Improved lighting to some objects in car thumbnails.
    • Polished the Current Session information being displayed on the Pre-Session screen in Online Championships.
    • Corrected Tuning setups saving issues.
    • Resolved an issue in Online Championships where class-wide results would fail to display under certain circumstances.
    • Improved the menu flow in Online Championships to prevent accidental return to Main Menu when pressing the back button during countdown on lobby screen.
    • Added lobby filtering for Competitive Racing License.
    • Adjusted an issue where, in Russian, the capital K and Y letters were showing as lower case in the driver profile.
    • Corrected an issue where the track UI wasn’t updating for the client if the host selected a new track in the Online Lobby.
    • Corrected an issue where an incorrect detailed view of a car would be shown in Vehicle Select.
    • Solved an issue where multiple DLC invitation pop-ups were triggered after creating a new career.
    • Corrected an issue where the player is unable to change the number of laps within a lobby screen.

    Cars
    • Audi R8 LMS, and R8 LMS 24H: improved LOD popping issue at the rear of the cars.
    • Mazda Radbull: fixed backfires not being visible from the cockpit.
    • Honda 2&4: corrected glass HUD blurring with road behind the glass.
    • Improved steering animations for Honda 2&4 and Radical SR3 when using a gamepad.

    Tracks
    • Bannochbrae: fixed collision issues in the pit lane / pit area with larger sized cars.
    • Catalunya Club: corrected cinematic cameras remaining active when restarting a concluded session.
    • Catalunya Rallycross: removed Joker Lap exploit.
    • Donington Park: adjusted pit crew positions.
    • Dubai Autodrome Club: corrected incorrect track length.
    • Hell Rallycross: improved tree walls and outer terrain LOD distance.
    • Indianapolis: changed the position of pit exit-line objects, and resolved an issue where the car could avoid the pit-out trigger.
    • Knockhill: reduced garage depth to fix the AI hitting the kerb and marshal-box exiting pit garages.
    • Lydden Hill: fixed a hole in collision mesh that caused players to lose control when hitting a dip in the road.
    • Monza Oval: turned off oval flag. This disables the oval setup being applied, as track direction is opposite to the other ovals in the game.
    • Spa Francorchamps: polished the pits to stop rain and snow falling in garages.
    • Texas Motor Speedway: resolved player receiving insufficient progress notification while leaving the pits.
    • Resolved issue where, after race is restarted, advertisement boards failed to disappear and remained on-track after being knocked about.
    • Updated pit crew animations for tracks with left-hand-sided pit stop fueling.

    Handling
    • Added a new Opposite Lock Assist for gamepads and keyboards. This is designed to help the player control oversteer and slides, and can be toggled On or Off in the Gameplay screen in Options.
    • Fixed incorrect altitude of many tracks for better balance of performance between turbo and naturally-aspirated cars.
    • BMW 1M: Improved FFB scale.
    • Dallara IR-15 Oval: increased FFB multiplier and fixed the FFB feeling very light, default gamepad setup changed to a differential which removes the left pull due to tyre stagger, revised tyre rubber for ovals when cold, and lowered rolling resistance of oval tyres.
    • Ferrari 333SP: small balance of performance changes to fit with other
    • LMP900 cars. Fixed final drive ratios and improved AI gear usage.
    • Ford Escorts: raised and moved back chase camera position to help with high FOV settings.
    • Ford Falcon V8SC: shifted aero drag balance rearward, fixed rear wing yaw effect, re-balanced adhesive and ‘rip grip’ for slick tyre compounds.
    • Ford Fusion Stockcar: new Road Course tyre that now has a stiffer carcass and wider adhesive peak. Adjusted the AI tyres to match.
    • Ford Mustang RTR Formula Drift: improvement to cars’ handling based on Vaughn Gitten Jr.'s feedback.
    • Ford Sierra Group A: moved the launch RPM higher to help the AI on race starts.
    • Formula A: reduced fuel tank capacity to a more reasonable level.
    • Formula C and Formula R: revised tyres, engine braking, and damper setup for better stability and easier driveability. Revised Stable setups.
    • Adjusted FFB for changes to tyres. Fixed rain tyre being faster than the slick.
    • Formula Cars: decreased sensitivity to aero and suspension damage.
    • Ginetta G40: Tuned for better control after large impacts and jump landings. Rebalanced side aero forces and tyre carcass bump-rebound damping.
    • Lamborghini Huracan GT3: slight drag decrease to hit known top speeds with low rear wing.
    • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento: increased FFB strength (previously too low).
    • Ligier Judd LMP2 and RWD P20: better engine cooling adjustments after HP changes.
    • LMP2 cars: gave approx’ 50hp power increase to get them closer to real-world lap times, and adjusted radiator sizes to suit.
    • Lotus 38 and Lotus 56: increased speed on ovals.
    • Mercedes AMG GT3 and SLS GT3: default wings changed for AI cars to obtain better speed balance at low downforce tracks.
    • Nissan GTR GT3: small increase in power to 525hp.
    • OMSE RX Lites: increased FFB multiplier and shifted aero drag toward the centre.
    • Porsche 911 GT3 R: revised suspension geometry and setup from new reference material. Re-calculated chassis moments of inertia.
    • Toyota GT-One 1999: small balance of performance changes to fit correctly with LMP900 cars.
    • IndyCar & Ford Fusion: increased AI tyre wear to better match player on ovals, making pitting and strategy similar.
    • Improved AI tyres for Ford MKIV, Lotus 40, Ferrari 365 GTB Competizione, and Mercedes-Benz 300 SL AMG
    • Group C and IMSA GTP: increased engine rotational inertia, new tyre carcass, and re-balance of adhesive vs ‘rip grip’. Bump Stop lengths also reviewed, as was lift:drag ratio on all cars. Fuel consumptions also addressed.
    • Group C cars: adjusted FFB for latest changes to tyres. Fixed rain tyre being faster than the slick.
    • GT3 Soft Slicks: tweaks to temperature operating window to broaden their range, mainly fixing their poor performance in cold conditions.
    • Small HP balance adjustments to Bentley, Cadillac ATS, and Ferrari GT3 cars.
    • Added 5 litres to fuel capacity to Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, Porsche 911 GT3, and BMW Z4 GT3. This ensures they can do a 90-minute race/fuel-run with the rest of the GT3 cars.
    • GTE Class: improved the rolling resistance of AI tyres to better match player speeds.
    • Fine-tuned fuel estimates for LMP1, GT3, GT4, and turbo cars.
    • Rallycross: improved adhesive vs ‘rip grip’ to help stability of slides on RX tyres.
    • Altered side- and push-drafting.
    • Reduced drag penalty associated with aero damage, and also adjusted thresholds for AI to pit.
    • Corrected differing amounts of fuel between players in Fixed Setup races.
      Shifted the aero drag centre towards the rear on a number of cars, fixing rear wing yaw effect.
    • Adjustments made to reduce in-air negative tilt of some vehicles.
    • Reduced the speed of slick tyres in the rain.
    • Increased rain tyre heating for player cars.
    • Reduced heating on touring car rain tyres.
    • Reduced base wear on slick-based rain tyres.
      Fixed issue that de-calibrated wear on some tyres.

    Gameplay
    • Driver helmet now correctly shown in Helmet View camera.
    • Improved results of simulated career sessions. Randomness reduced by enhanced focus on performance and driver skill. Qualifying-to-race grid positioning will now more closely match results when not being simulated.
    • Improved an issue where changing track in Multiplayer to one with a smaller grid size limited entry to the lobby, causing some players to spawn under the track.
    • Career - Group A: changed the date of Round 1 for the PA Final race at
    • Bathurst so that the weekend no longer takes place during snow season.
    • Adjusted ambiguous spotter logic calculating probabilities remaining to take Joker Lap in RX.
    • Fix to ignore other classes for cut-track penalties in multiclass races.
    • Corrected the player having control of the car before the 'manual control' handover at the start of Formation Laps.
    • Resolved Competitive Racing License not disabling if Flag / Penalties are disabled.
    • Fix for Player not automatically getting correct tyres when pitting on default pit strategy.
    • Fix for players receiving speed limit penalties in the pits when the auto-speed limiter is engaged.
    • Turned headlights off when the car is in a ghosted state.
    • Issues relating to Join In Progress and Spectators for Rolling Starts resolved.
    • Improved formation laps: leader now slows down earlier in order to allow the rest of the field to catch up during the the switch from Formation Lap to Rolling Start.
    • Improvement to prevent players being able to drive in Community Events with DLC cars, when they don't own the DLC.
    • All vehicles are now permitted to use Kart tracks for Private Testing.
    • Fixed remaining race time calculation for the end of session simulation.
    • Resolved an exploit for Tuning Setups being applied to fixed setup Community Events.
    • Radical and Light Sports slick tyres: adjusted the range of ideal temperature to reduce difficulty of controlling car while the tyres are warming up.
    • Fixed the Lotus 38 and Lotus 56 being slow at Indy Oval.
    • Added sound for penalty HUD messages.
    • Tuning of cut track ‘tweakers’ following Update 3 feedback. This now reduces the amount of calculated slow down time required following track limit breaches.
    • Resolved an exploit where players could enable driving aids that are not allowed in Time Trial and Community Events.
    • Improved an issue where the AI, taking over control of the car when setting the 'Swap Driver' option to ON in the ICM, would not pit.
    • Resolved the issue where the Tuning Setup would reset to default after player attained a personal best time and then restarted the session.
    • Corrected the Pit Stop Estimate time not being calculated for RX cars.
    • Improved poor sounds of high/fast revving engines.
    • Added Sampala track to Private Testing mode.
    • Stability improvement when the admin of an Online Championship assigned any car to a player through a DLC-car class.
    • Fix for player not joining a lobby when accepting an invite whilst on Esports screen.
    • Removed 'Randomize All Cars' button in Online Championship when using Kart tracks.
    • Removed penalties accrued by player due to others retiring and spectating during the formation lap.
    • Resolved the skipping of a Career Round if player joined and completed an Online Championship race whilst their Career Championship was active.
    • Corrected car stalling whilst being held in pit box due to other cars passing, despite clutch pedal being pressed.
    • Fixed an exploit where the player could become immune to penalties when ghosted in multiplayer.
    • Fix for 'Invite Only' trophy unlocking after DLC installed and a new Career started.
    • Improvements for when players ‘Join In Progress’ into a session.
    • Added pit speed limiter to cars from which it was previously missing.
    • Resolved rare instances where incorrect starting grid positions were assigned to players.
    • Corrected issue where left-sided pitstops were causing parts of the vehicle chassis to flip.
    • Improved an issue where ‘return to position penalties’ were allocated based on overall position, and not class position.
    • Corrected an issue where Livetrack and weather was not correctly syncing across online races.
    • Refined an issue where fuel level appeared white despite not being enough to complete a session on-track without refueling.
    • Improvements to the cut-track penalty system now takes into account crashed, pitted, and other class opponents in timed races.
    • Corrected behaviour to prevent Online Reputation Safety Rank increasing when there are no opponents on-track.
    • Fixed an issue where pit crew would freeze during a fuel-only pitstop.
    • Added ‘automatic by weather' choice to the pitstop strategy menu. Crew will now change tyres if they are deemed unsuitable for the weather.
    • Polished an audio issue where pit-crew animations and sounds were not in sync on shorter pit-stops.
    • Resolved an issue where, during an RX Lites career, in Q2, the HUD would display incorrect info.
    • Corrected an issue where points were not being awarded to each class in a multiclass race for fastest qualifying lap.
    • Fixed an issue where a player would incorrectly receive a time penalty when hit by another player during the formation lap.
    • Stability improvement when crossing the finish line in multiplayer races.
    • Resolved a Rare ‘hang’ caused by crashing into AI during the warm-up lap.

    AI
    • Brands Hatch GP: slowed AI lap times by about 2 seconds based on player feedback.
    • Brno: new AI alternate start line to improve first lap racing.
    • Catalunya GP and Catalunya National: improved AI alternate start lines to improve their race starts.
    • Daytona: updated AI. Added missing pit-path corridors to improve pit entry speeds. New alternate start-path to clean up contact at the start.
    • Daytona Road Circuit: reduced AI speeds coming off the oval into Turn 1 and other general changes to improve lap performance. New AI alternate start line to improve first lap performance.
    • Daytona Tri Oval: Implemeneted AI pit lane path to prevent the AI from hitting the pit wall , and improved pit entry and exit merges. Tweaked AI line at the Kink to prevent them from lifting slightly in stock cars. Adjusted inner corridors on the banked corner to prevent AI banking when racing side-by-side.
    • Dirtfish Mill Run: updated AI corridors.
    • Dubai Autodrome: new AI alternate start line to improve first lap racing.
    • Dubai International: new AI dry racing line for better consistency.
    • Fuji: new alternate AI start line to fix inappropriate merging from Formation Lap to Rolling Start phase.
    • Hockenheim: new alternate AI start lines and AI improvements.
    • Imola: new alternate start line to improve AI at race starts, and adjustments to AI cornering speeds.
    • Indianapolis: added an alternate starting path for AI to improve rolling starts.
    • Laguna Seca: new AI alternate start line to clean-up race starts. Slowed the AI speed on the pit lane exit at the inside of Turn 1 to better match player’s speed.
    • Le Mans: slowed the AI alternate start line in Ford Chicane as previously, cars were getting loose when the race went green on rolling starts.
    • Long Beach: adjusted AI cornering speeds to improve their lap times.
    • Monza GP: new AI start line to clean-up race starts. New AI pit lane path to fix cars going off into the gravel after the chicane. General improvement to AI speeds through the lap to make them faster based on player feedback. Also improved AI setups for GT1 cars to fix them getting loose through the Parabolica.
    • Nordschleife Stage 3: turned down the AI speed in Pflanzgarten 'jump' (both layouts) to prevent AI going off.
    • Nurburgring GP: new AI alternate start line to improve race starts. Reduced AI speed in the Schumacher Esses, and increased entrance speed in the previous 180-degree corner.
    • Rouen GP: improved AI pit entry speed to stop them going in too fast.
    • Sakitto GP: new AI dry racing line for better consistency, and new alternate start line to improve race starts.
    • Silverstone GP: new pit path to resolve issue with AI driving off the track after Turn 2.
    • Snetterton: new alternate start line to improve race starts.
    • Sugo: new alternate start line to clean-up race starts, and adjusted AI speed through Turn 6 and final turn.
    • Texas Oval: resolved an issue where AI could hit the pit wall.
    • Texas Motor Speedway Road Course: new AI alternate start line to improve race starts.
    • Watkins Glen: new AI line and alternate start line to improve AI competitiveness and general cornering behaviour.
    • Willow Springs: fixed AI speeds into final turn.
    • Zhuhai: new AI racing line to improve pace and consistency.
    • Fixed an issue where the AI was not affected by aero damage.
    • Improved AI aggression.
    • Improved AI behavior on ovals. Improved how aggressively AI change lanes in order to reduce contact and improve racing.
    • Improved when AI use KERS/boosts as previously they weren’t using it on some straights when they should/could have.
    • Improved the timing of AI pulling out of slipstream when overtaking.
    • Improved AI whilst passing slow cars, or when trying to give back positions.
    • Various improvements to AI logic for avoiding danger, as well as overtaking.
    • Slow or lapped AI cars now allow more room for overtaking cars, improving multi-class racing and AI lapping / passing slow cars.
    • Improved AI tyre wear to better match player experience.
    • Corrected AI behaviour when pulling over due to damage.
    • Improved AI pit exit speeds to fix AI ramming the player on pit lane exit.
    • Improved AI behaviour and speed on cool-down lap.
    • Improved rare cases of AI swerving during pre-race laps causing occasional instability.
    • Improved AI mandatory pit stop logic to avoid too many stops in fluctuating weather conditions.
    • Improved AI tyre choice in light rain conditions, and their tyre selection in changing conditions.
    • Improved AI rain speed, reduced their rolling drag with saturation, improved
    • AI throttle application on corner exit and braking on corner entry in the rain to obtain better balance.
    • Improved AI in snow conditions.
    • Improved AI path finding off-road.
    • Improved AI behaviour when being forced into situations where reversing is necessary.
    • Improved AI drivability at tighter tracks in the Ford Bronco ‘Brocky’.
    • Dallara IL-12 Oval: adjusted AI top speeds, rolling resistance, load sensitivity, and total grip to balance with other changes, and reduce corner entry speed at Indy to better match players’ speeds.
    • Ford Fusion: given the AI the tallest final drive ratio at Daytona to fix them bouncing off the rev limiter while in the draft.
    • LMP3 cars: new tyres for the AI in order to better tune their rolling resistance.

    Matériel
    • Corrected Controller/Wheel setups getting reset if control type is altered and game is restarted.

    Moteur Madness
    • Improved Livetrack 3.0 performance.
    • Various stability improvement .
    • Refined a stuttering problem caused when vehicles take damage.

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    • Hotfix for positional audio (e.g. in VR) issues.
  • Project CARS 2 - Patch 1.3.0.0

    SMS_Bramhall
    Online / Multiplayer
    • New game mode - The Online Championship game mode is now available, allowing players to compete online in full championships, spanning multiple rounds.
    • Fixed an exploit where some players could load custom setups in Community Events when Default Setups are enabled.
    • Improved logging and syncing when joining online games already in progress.
    • Fix for an online issue where players would be shown an incorrect error message when attempting to join a game session which was full.
    • Online Reputation: When being kicked from a race, the system now checks your recent history to help decide if points should be deducted from your ranking score.
    • Online Reputation: Fixed a bug where remaining players would not score for a win against disconnected players.
    • Resolved a problem where a previously kicked player, joining back into a game after accepting an invite, would be auto-kicked.
    • For players joining an active qualifying or practice session, there is now a 3-minute cut-off as the session approaches completion, after which it will no longer be possible to join the session.
    • An error message is now displayed when an incorrect password is entered when joining a password-protected lobby.

    Career
    • New Invitational Event - McLaren 720S VIP Challenge.
    • Fix for career multi-class races, so that the finish position within the class is used for series progression, rather than the overall race position.
    • Nissan Skyline Silhouette, Nissan Skyline BNR32, Nissan R89C, and Porsche 961 can now be used in Career mode.
    • Fix for an issue where pop-ups for unlocking Invitational events were displayed in the wrong location.

    VR
    • Improvements to the VR-specific replay camera system.
    • Fix for screen dirt and rain drops not rendering correctly in VR.
    • Fix for an issue when VR combined with NVIDIA Surround caused the game to attempt display of ultra-widescreen content in the VR headset.
    • Changed the VR Gaze pointer behaviour to also hide when the UI is disabled in Photo Mode and Replays.
    • Fix for VR Photo Mode initial FOV settings when switching camera mode.
    • Fix for screenshots taken in VR Photo Mode not saving correctly to the <Documents\Project CARS 2\screenshots> folder.

    Controllers
    • Logitech - Fix for G29 and G920 lock stops.
    • Fanatec - improved anti-jolt and high-frequency anti-vibe on the CSWB series.
    • Thrustmaster - Improvements for the 458 Italia.
    • Improvements to various controller’s vibration effects.

    GUI and HUD improvements
    • Session information such as race duration is now displayed on the pre-race menu.
    • Changed the HUD colouring scale for race rain tyres.
    • Added a dialog to show replay saving progress.
    • Change to the way the Start Type is displayed on the Round dialog so that it matches the Race Settings dialog.
    • Fix for an issue where a menu would become disabled when moving 'down' from the bottom of the menu.
    • Updates to various buttons to better indicate when a button is selected/highlighted.
    • Fix for buttons on online post-race results screen so that they only show when they can be pressed.
    • Fixed cases where the RPM Gauge on the HUD was not matching the actual RPM of the car.
    • Fixed loading bar to become invisible when local loading is complete.
    • Added new Help Text for Menu Spring Strength in FFB settings.
    • Added fuel estimation to Tuning Setup screen and ICM.
    • Added auto-scroll to a number of info feeds to prevent overlapping text.
    • Added the name of the car setup currently in use to the 'Setup' button on the Pre-Race screen.
    • Fix for fuel being displayed incorrectly as mass, not volume.
    • Improvements to the lap timing and visual-split timing HUD widgets.
    • Fix for incorrect number of records being counted on Community Event screen.
    • Fixed an issue in Time Trial where Loaded Ghosts and Options on the Pre-Race menu were highlighted at the same time if the player added multiple ghosts in Time Trial.
    • Fixed an issue where an incorrect weather forecast icon is displayed for the client in the lobby details screen.

    Handling/Damage
    • Various tyre behaviour tweaks and improvements to the different tyre compounds.
    • Altered the pre-heating temperatures of various tyres to prevent them from being outside optimum temp range at race starts.
    • New rain tyre compound improvements for Group C, GTP, all Formula cars, GT1, and LMP900.
    • Driveline improvements with increased synchro effect for Hewland-type gearbox
    • Lowered the time to jam gears together after a missed shift for all gearboxes.
    • Changes to Vintage Lotus treaded tyres to improve wet speed balance.
    • Altered radiator damage to make it more progressive, and not accumulate damage from minor impacts.
    • Fix for issues with radiator settings on the Toyota GT86 GT4, and Rocket Bunny versions, which under some conditions were causing engine overheating.
    • Changes to downshift protection based on vehicle speed.
    • Lowered minimum shift time for cars with H-pattern racing gearboxes.
    • Improved physics setup and damage for Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG.
    • Fixed missing radiator damage for Ford Escorts, and Ford Mustangs.
    • Improvements to Formula Renault 3.5 default stable setup.
    • Performance balancing changes to the LMP1, GT3 and GT4 Classes.
    • Refinements to Vintage Low Grip tyre.
    • Balanced performance for BMW M3 GT4, and Ford Mustang Boss 302 R1.
    • Improved Modern Touring Car tyre compound.
    • Road car tyres: Tuned the aquaplaning and more sensible behaviour in very deep water.
    • Increased threshold for detaching front wings of Formula cars.
    • Adjusted various default setups:
    • – Aston DB11: Loose
    • – Aston Vulcan: Loose, and Stable
    • – BMW 320 TC: Stable
    • – BMW M3 E30: Loose, and Stable
    • – Chevy Camaro ZL1: Loose, and OEM
    • – Ferrari 330 P4: Loose, and Stable
    • – Ford Fusion Stockcar: Loose.
    • BMW 2002 StanceWorks: Fixed tyre texture, better strut geometry for kingpin angle and scrub radius, improved drag centre of forces in the aero model.

    AI
    • Improved AI in low- and high-speed cornering.
    • Improved balance between player and AI in wet conditions.
    • Improvements to general AI behaviour and racecraft across all tracks.
    • Tweaks to how AI are affected by snow and ice.
    • Improvements to the AI driving on slick tyres in wet weather.
    • AI Practice and Qualifying grip levels rebalanced to better match expected behaviour.
    • Better balanced AI speed on corner exit.
    • Generally improved the AI racing balance and ability across many tracks.

    Audio
    • Update to various AI car sounds.
    • Added new sounds for lower pitch skidding.
    • Improved AI audio levels in replays.
    • Improvements to Lamborghini Huracán engine audio.
    • Reduced the skid sounds for the McLaren 720S.
    • Modified falloff curves for surface and skid sounds.
    • Updated sound mix for replays, with improved reverb settings for tunnels and bridges.
    • New tyre skid sound effects for treaded tyres.
    • Fix for an issue with audio not panning to all speakers in 7.1 under certain conditions.

    Tracks
    • California Highway Stage 3 - Added an alternate start line to clean up occasional start line issues.
    • DirtFish (all) - Fixed an issue with render flickering on main building.
    • DirtFish Mill Run - Fix for an exploit to prevent unrealistic lap times (This includes a leaderboard reset for Time Trial and Community Events on DirtFish Mill Run to remove bogus lap times).
    • Fuji - Fixed an issue with some render flickering on the front of the pit buildings.
    • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Oval - Updated dynamic marks, updated AI alternate start line for better cleaner starts.
    • Circuit de 24 Heures du Mans - Fix for render flickering issue on the fence left of start straight, and in the curve entering the long straight.
    • Lohéac - Fix for an issue on one kerb where the physics would didn’t behave correctly.
    • Oulton Park - Fixed floating white lines near entry to pit lane.
    • Red Bull Ring—National: Changed some dynamic barriers and fixed LODs.
    • Red Bull Ring GP and National layouts - Fixes for various Replay and Pre-Race camera issues.
    • Sakitto - Fixed various render popup issues.
    • Fixed issues with the race start at various tracks.
    • Adjusted the pit lane placement of Pit Limiter Entry and Exit boards at several tracks.
    • Improvements to track cut settings at various tracks.

    Vehicles
    • Audi A1 Quattro - Rebalanced the AI in rain vs. dry.
    • BAC Mono - New wet tyre compound.
    • BMW 320 TC - Fixes for gaps in the rear of cockpit, and fixed cockpit display clipping.
    • Caterham Seven 620 R - Improved wet tyre.
    • Chevrolet Camaro 1969 - New suspension geometry to better match the Hotchkiss design at the rear and SLA up front.
    • Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 - OEM setup differential opened up.
    • Dallara DW12 Road - New player rain compound, and new AI wet grip adjustments.
    • Formula X & Dallara IR-12 - Adjusted engine lifetime model.
    • Ferrari 488 GT3 - Reduced extra slip allowance at low speeds for better stability.
    • Ferrari F40 LM - Fixed various cockpit detail issues that were visible in VR.
    • Ford Escort RS1600 - Adjusted dry and wet speeds for AI to match latest physics changes.
    • Ford Falcon V8 Supercar - New rain compound.
    • Ford Falcon V8 Superca - Added a new tyre carcass and made some minor improvements to car handling.
    • Formula Renault 3.5 - Increased rolling drag and friction torque to AI to balance their speed on straights.
    • Ginetta G40 - Improved AI tyre stiffness, grip and rolling resistance, to better match player, added new Junior tyre.
    • KTM X-Bow GT4 - Changed spring and damper data, and added optional final drive ratio.
    • Ligier JS P - Fixed exhaust positions.
    • Ligier LMP3 - Fixed rear 3rd bump stop having no range adjustment.
    • Lotus Type 51 - Increased players wet grip to better match the AI.
    • Mazda MX-5 Radbul - Engine cooling and durability adjustment to prevent engine from blowing after one lap. New drift setup added.
    • McLaren P1 GTR - Updated the differentials for Stable, and Loose default setups, for more stability and ease of driving.
    • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 - Improved default setup to improve stability.
    • Nissan Fairlady Z GTS - Various fixes enabling radiator damage, texture fixes, better drag balance, and bigger set of gear ratios.
    • Nissan Fairlady Z GTS-II - Raised shift light RPM-trigger to 8,000 RPM.
    • Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette - Boost adjustment for default setup to make the car more competitive with other Group 5 cars.
    • Porsche 936/77 - Added a wider set of gear ratios.
    • RWD P20 LMP2 - Changed shift lights to better match engine peak-power.
    • Toyota GT86 - Altered aero positioning, and fixed an aero-lose problem without changing the setup.
    • GT4 cars - Change to the tyre carcass model.
    • LMP1 Cars - Fixed an issue where the AI weren't using the hybrid system, causing an imbalance with the player.
    • LMP2 cars - Reduced aero drag by 35lbf @ 150mph.
    • Various road cars - Changed OEM tyres to the correct ones.
    • Kart - Disabled differential setup adjustments, new tyre carcass construction.
    • Improved dirt texture on various cars.
    • Fixed mud and snow textures on various cars.

    Other Improvements
    • Fixed an issue in Time Trial where the player could load a ghost’s setup for a different car from the player’s car if the selected ghost was in the same class as the player’s car.
    • Improved the rendering of the edges of LiveTrack puddles for off-road/off-track areas.
    • Fixed an issue with mud and dust particles being visible inside cockpits.
    • Improvements to the wet track darkening render effect.
    • Much-improved motion blur and bokeh effects.
    • Fix for an issue where, in certain cases, LiveTrack conditions could be carried over from one game type to another.
    • Improved the synchronisation of clouds and rainfall, and the effects on cars.
    • Fix for a red/yellow graphical glitch sometimes appearing on track surface.
    • Fix for an occasional crash when switching shadow detail level.
    • Fixed an intermittent crash when entering text for a new pit strategy.
    • Fixed an issue where occasionally some AI cars would not move on the first viewing of a replay.
    • Fix for an issue that would reset the player’s tuning setup to default when Pausing and choosing to return to pits.
    • ...and many other small tweaks, improvements and performance enhancements.
  • SAMPLE THE WORLD OF PROJECT CARS 2 WITH THE OFFICIAL DEMO

    shoupinou
    Two months have passed since the September 22nd release of Project CARS 2, and the community is racing hard and growing bigger with every passing day.
    Now, for those who haven’t yet had the opportunity to be part of the Ultimate Driver Journey, Slightly Mad Studios and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe are proud to announce that he Official Project CARS 2 Demo is now available.
    Get a taste of the variety of racing action on offer in the full game, and experience for yourselfes why Project CARS 2 is one of the highest rated multi-platform racing games of the year.

    Jump into a Ferrari 488 GT3, Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4, and Formula Renault 3.5, all in action at the laser-scanned Red Bull Ring.
    The three different types of cars have been precisely chosen to offer both a glimpse at the diverse motorsport disciplines available in the full game, as well as the sublime physics and handling of the in-game vehicles. The two track variations, set in a stunning landscape, highlight the visual and handling impact of the peerless weather simulation.



    The demo also showcases the extensive virtual reality support in the PC version of Project CARS 2.
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    The three scenarios in the demo will test you with escalating challenges, allowing you to experience class-leading physics in various cars and varying conditions, and give you a taste of what there is to be experienced in the full game.

  • Project CARS 2 - Patch 1.2.0.0

    Michal Řeháček
    Project CARS 2 - Patch 1.2.0.0
    • Improved driving line assist.
    • Various AI behavioural and race line improvements.
    • Multiple improvements and enhancements to multiplayer, and lobby handling.
    • Improvements and enhancements to audio and sound effects.
    • Improvements and enhancements to replays and replay cameras.
    • USB keyboard support improved.
    • Improvements, enhancements and fixes to Career flow.
    • Enhancements to various cars’ handling and standard setup improvements.
    • Tweaks and fixes to Achievement / Trophy unlock logic.
    • Tweaks and fixes to setup UI and flow.
    • Improved default assists for gamepad users.
    • Fixes and improvements to headlights and brake lights.
    • Fixes and improvements to ICM appearance and functionality.
    • Improvements and enhancements to steering wheel support.
    • Fixes and improvements to certain weather / tyre combinations.
    • Optimisations to tracks across the game.
    • Myriad render and performance tweaks and improvements.
  • Project CARS 2 - Patch 1.1.3.2

    SMS_Bramhall
    Patch 1.1.3.2 - Release Notes
    • Fixed a multiplayer exploit with reputation restricted lobbies
    • Fix for Dedicated Servers that would become unjoinable if the Dedicated Server was configured to control the game setup
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