View Full Version : This Week in Project CARS 2012/40-42

Rob Prange
30-10-2012, 14:06
As usual, our WMD forum has been extremely busy during the last few weeks. Just in case you missed some of the action, below is a selection of not to be missed developments for you to catch up on.

Development News

We`ve recently celebrated one year of World of Mass Development & Project CARS, make sure to check out a little summary and a stunning new video trailer made by JonZ - Click Here (http://www.wmdportal.com/projectnews/365-days-of-project-cars/#more-2289)

Multiplayer has gone live as all members starting with Team Member level can now race each other online - Visit our busy Multiplayer forum for more (http://forum.wmdportal.com/forumdisplay.php?46-pCARS-Multiplayer)

Furthermore, we`ve also opened a Multiplayer Race Planning forum where you can schedule online races with fellow members - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/forumdisplay.php?94-Multiplayer-Event-Planning)

Our physics mastermind Andrew Webber has outlined the next steps in the continued development of the new tire model - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?4868-A.J.-s-Thread-)&p=269006&viewfull=1#post269006)

Lukas Mensik has shown off first previews of the pitstop animations that are coming to Project CARS - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?9776-Animation-Pit-stop)

Our audio guru Dr. Stephen Baystead has released audio updates for various cars - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?89-Car-Audio&p=267591&viewfull=1#post267591)

Furthermore, some new musical tracks have been added to the newest builds as well - Click Here
Creative director Andy Tudor has outlined the design of the upcoming Quick Season mode - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?9791-Project-CARS-Quick-Season-Design&highlight=quick+season)

Stunning new rain reflections have been added to the Time of Day & Weather engine, first available at Bologna, Badenring & Sakitto - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2286-Dev-TimeCycle-And-Weather-System&p=268482&viewfull=1#post268482)

Work on the four MotorSportVision tracks is due to kick off soon - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?262-Four-Motorsport-Vision-Tracks-Coming-to-C.A.R.S.&p=277423&viewfull=1#post277423)

A first version of the Pit2Car speech feature has been added to the latest builds - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?68-Project-CARS.-Daily-Code-Changes&p=275591&viewfull=1#post275591)

The painting template for the 2012 BMW Z4 GT3 has been released - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?3169-Paint-Templates-Download&p=73252&viewfull=1#post73252)

Following the Caper Stock Car painting contest, a similar painting contest for the 2012 BMW Z4 GT3 has been started - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?10534-BMW-Z4-GT3-Livery-painting-contest)

Lakeville GP, a brand new track, has been added to Project CARS - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?6561-Screenshots-for-the-Track-Selection-Your-pic-in-the-game...perhaps-)&p=286940&viewfull=1#post286940)

Content Previews

Gustavo Olivera has started modeling work on the 1967 Le Mans-winning Ford Mk IV - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?6661-1967-Ford-Mk-IV-%28WIP%29&p=289873&viewfull=1#post289873)

New trackside objects and night lighting has been added to Northampton - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1935-Northampton&p=278932&viewfull=1#post278932)

Perran Truran finished the main modeling work on the 1980 Ford Capri Zakspeed Group 5 as the car is now on its way into the game - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?6663-1980-Ford-Capri-Zakspeed-Group-5-(WIP)&p=284227&viewfull=1#post284227)

The iconic Eifelwald track continues to make progress in the hands of our talented track artists - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?7657-Eifelwald&p=257479&viewfull=1#post257479)

Furthermore, it's little sister, Eifelwald GP, has been added and continues to evolve with new trackside objects and other details as well - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?9789-Eifelwald-GP)

Work on the Belgian Forest Karting track has been started - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?10106-Belgian-Forest-Karting-Circuit&p=274162&viewfull=1#post274162)

Texturing work on the 1981 BMW M1 Procar has started in the hands of Ralph Hummerich - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?8167-1981-BMW-M1-Procar-%28PreAlpha%29&p=277474&viewfull=1#post277474)

Bathurst has received some new light balancing - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?823-Bathurst&p=264907&viewfull=1#post264907)

Work also continues on Wisconsin raceway as new trackside objects have been added - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?9762-Wisconsin-Raceway&p=263541&viewfull=1#post263541)

Derby continues to evolve with new trackside objects and details - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?9563-Derby&p=275397&viewfull=1#post275397)

JF Bouchard is making quick progress on the 1991 BMW M3 E30 Group A, the next BMW in line to join Project CARS - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?9262-1991-BMW-M3-E30-GroupA-(WIP)&p=271811&viewfull=1#post271811)

Cockpit textures, detachables and plenty of other details have been added to the 2012 BMW Z4 GT3 - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?7942-2012-BMW-Z4-GT3-(PreAlpha)&p=289121&viewfull=1#post289121)

Fixes & Updates

"Random Livery" choice feature has been added to the GUI - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?68-Project-CARS.-Daily-Code-Changes&p=263926&viewfull=1#post263926)

An improved version of the Events screen has been added - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?4796-UI-Issues&p=259320&viewfull=1#post259320)

Ales Filka has updated the crowd placements at Bologna - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?3777-Crowds-BOLOGNA-placement&p=274541&viewfull=1#post274541)

Suspension animation work on the Caterham SP-300.R has been started - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1558-Caterham-SP-300.R-%28Alpha1%29&p=261542&viewfull=1#post261542)

Several updates for the dedicated server have been deployed - Click Here
Ivo Novak has deployed a fix for the flickering issue - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?7213-Does-the-latest-build-flicker-for-you&p=267634&viewfull=1#post267634)

A first pass of in-race chat has been added - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?68-Project-CARS.-Daily-Code-Changes&p=283073&viewfull=1#post283073)

Disappearing wind sounds at high speeds have been fixed - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?89-Car-Audio&p=282520&viewfull=1#post282520)

Wiper animations have been added to the Asano X4 Touring - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?39-2011-Asano-X4-Touring-%28Beta2%29&p=285688&viewfull=1#post285688)

A new version of the Fanatec SDK has been added to the latest builds - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?8054-Fanatec-SDK&p=285272&viewfull=1#post285272)

Mike Laskey has added some new multiplayer functionality to the Playstation 3 & Xbox 360 builds of Project CARS - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?7866-Ancillary-multiplayer-tech&p=284875&viewfull=1#post284875)

New Force Feedback default values have been added to Build 334 - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?7806-Custom-FFB-Tweaking-Files-Post-Yours-Here&p=286147&viewfull=1#post286147)

Furthermore, an increased draft effect has been added to Build 334 for testing purposes - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?9977-Slipstream&p=289158&viewfull=1#post289158)


kmax1 has released a new carbon fibre texture that will come in handy with painting several cars - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?3295-Carbon-Fibre-Texture-request&p=261069&viewfull=1#post261069)

Lukas Macedo has released pCARS Quick Launch, a handy tool to handle pCARS different launch parameters - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?10241-pCars-Quick-Launch-v0)

Ade McCordick has released a handy Excel spreadsheet overview of all tracks in pCARS - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?10286-Project-Cars-Track-Overview-%28Excel-Spreadsheet%29)

That's it for this week, have fun checking out all the material and make sure to join the discussions yourself!

The links above are for WMD team members only. If you´re a free user and want to follow the development of Project CARS as well as enjoy regular development builds, simply click here to pick a tool pack and join the fun!

01-11-2012, 15:43
:a45: Thank Rob it's back!

Ade McCordick
01-11-2012, 18:00
Cheers for adding my Track overview spreadsheet, Rob, much appreciated!
You may also be interested in my first release of the detailed track guide - 1 page per Track in Landscape view, at a scale good for scribbling notes on -
All the best,

01-11-2012, 18:03
This is extremely helpful, thank you.

Marcel Spuehler
01-11-2012, 18:10
I think these Threads are worth for sticky ;-)

Rob Prange
01-11-2012, 20:59
I think these Threads are worth for sticky ;-)

Stickies just tend to be ignored more easily, plus the News & Announcements forum isn't busy enough to drown the topic until the next one is out :)