View Full Version : This Week in Project CARS 2013/14

Rob Prange
22-07-2013, 00:08
Lots of very important very big & small things have been going on at WMD during the past few days. You weren't around for all of it? Then make sure to catch up on the most important topics below!

Development News

An exciting new licensing agreement has been announced as the Oreca 03 LMP2 car is coming to Project CARS - Click Here (http://www.wmdportal.com/projectnews/the-oreca-03-is-coming-to-project-cars/)

The Project CARS launcher will be retired very soon as the move to Steamworks has been completed. Don't get your builds via Steam yet? Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?15159-Steamworks-builds-now-available-(installation-and-troubleshoot-tips-inside)) to find out how and make the switch soon!

More Steam-related community features are due to be implemented as outlined by Stepan Vondrak - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?15248-Steam-tasks-and-features)

Our Materials Lead Gustavo Olivera has started polishing up the cockpit look with improved alcantara - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?15257-Cockpit-look-polishing&p=512786&viewfull=1#post512786)

Our render coders are making major progress on the WiiU version of Project CARS - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?14002-WiiU-Updates-Discussion-Thread&p=515412&viewfull=1#post515412) & Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?14002-WiiU-Updates-Discussion-Thread&p=517011&viewfull=1#post517011)

Stephen Viljoen has outlined the career championship design & race weekend format for the Karts in Project CARS - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?15271-Kart-design-Career-Championships-amp-Race-Weekend-Format)

The lightning effects in Project CARS are being improved further as seen in a new preview video - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2286-Dev-TimeCycle-And-Weather-System&p=508893&viewfull=1#post508893)

Have you cast your vote in the Project CARS Prototype Design Contest yet? If not, it's about time! - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?15259-Prototype-Design-Contest-Cast-Your-Votes-Here)

Nic Hamilton has shared his latest thoughts on the Karts in Project CARS following a visit to the Slightly Mad Studios headquarters - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?11081-Nic-s-Thread&p=519046&viewfull=1#post519046)

Content Previews

Gustavo Olivera has done a lot of LOD work and other tasks on the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ400 - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?5568-2012-Mitsubishi-Lancer-Evolution-X-FQ-400-Progress-(Beta1)&p=514187&viewfull=1#post514187)

Andreas Moll has been busy improving the Derby curbs based on the latest reference material - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?9563-Derby&p=516944&viewfull=1#post516944)

Bannochbrae has received some great new textures by Michal Beran - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?14787-Bannochbrae&p=518848&viewfull=1#post518848)

Ralph Hummerich is making great progress texturing the 2012 Formula Gulf 1000 - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?5576-2012-Formula-Gulf-1000&p=515901&viewfull=1#post515901)

Ivo Franic has completed lots of LOD work on the 1967 Ford MKIV among some other tasks - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?6661-1967-Ford-Mk-IV-(PreAlpha)&p=510564&viewfull=1#post510564)

The 2011 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG has been equipped with paintable custom livery rims - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?12732-2011-Mercedes-Benz-SLS-AMG-(Beta1)&p=514442&viewfull=1#post514442)

Fixes & Updates

Doug Arnao has checked in an improved version of the Lotus 49 tire model - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?11751-Physics-Releases&p=513655&viewfull=1#post513655)

Furthermore, the BMW Z4 GT3 tire and the GT Slick Green Flash have been improved as well - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?11751-Physics-Releases&p=515685&viewfull=1#post515685)

More groundwork for the pit stop feature has been laid as the initial pit stop system infrastructure is now active - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?68-Project-CARS.-Daily-Code-Changes&p=514455&viewfull=1#post514455)

The amount of head tilting and turning has been toned down - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?68-Project-CARS.-Daily-Code-Changes&p=515658&viewfull=1#post515658)

Support for vehicle-specific default force feedback tweaker config files has been added - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?68-Project-CARS.-Daily-Code-Changes&p=516916&viewfull=1#post516916)

Test & Report Feedback

The Car Physics Focus Testing events have been launched, make sure to try all three of them and share your feedback in the physics forum! - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?15314-Car-Physics-Focus-Testing-(CPFT)-Weekly-Announcement-Thread.)


Looking for an event to race in? The check out the Weekly Events list (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?12233-List-with-weekly-Events) and the Multiplayer Race Calendar (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?12513-Project-C.A.R.S.-Multiplayer-Race-Calendar)

Did you create an application for pCARS using the new API? Make sure to post it in our gallery - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?13835-Shown-here-photos-and-videos-of-your-applications-hardware-for-Pcars)

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

Patrick Kulinski
03-08-2013, 14:32
No "TWi pCARS" without a "Thank you Rob" :)

Rob Prange
03-08-2013, 21:56
I was waiting for that before opening a new one :p

04-08-2013, 11:42
Thanks again Rob

Thanks also to everyone who takes all the awesome screenshots