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Rob Prange
08-01-2012, 03:03
Welcome to the first 2012 edition of This Week in Project CARS.

With the Christmas holidays behind us, things have been picking up massive speed in the forum for the past few days. Just in case you haven't been able to follow it all, here's the stuff that shouldn't be missed!


We have released a new development build of Project CARS, Build 124 is available to all members including Juniors - Click Here to Download (http://forum.wmdportal.com/downloads.php)


Our Senior Vehicle Artists Matt Clark & Daniel Karlsson are making great progress on the powerful Formula A open wheeler as seen in new previews - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1946-2011-Formula-A-(WIP)&p=43204&viewfull=1#post43204)


Sevn Moll has been doing his magic on Bathurst as more & more details have been added to Mount Panorama - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?823-Bathurst&p=43190&viewfull=1#post43190) & Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?823-Bathurst&p=44035&viewfull=1#post44035) for previews


The powerful 250cc Shifter Kart is quickly coming together as seen in new previews Ralph Hummerich has posted - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1918-Shifter-Kart-250cc-quot-SuperKart-quot-(WIP)&p=42694&viewfull=1#post42694)


Andrea Fabris has shown off his recent progress on California Raceway in new previews - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1432-California-Raceway&p=43211&viewfull=1#post43211)


We´ve been putting together a 2012 calendar of race events to help establish a potential career structure for Project CARS. Think an important event is missing? Go add it here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2243-2012-Race-Calendar)


Project CARS will be having a driving school feature and we´re looking for your input on what lessons should be included and how they should work - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2239-Driving-School)


Have you ever wondered what our developers think about other current and past simulations and racing titles? Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2222-SMS-Developer-Opinions-on-Other-Racing-Sims) to find out


The multi-axis bug that some members have experienced is being investigated - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1693-Axis-conflicts-with-2-controllers&p=43770&viewfull=1#post43770)


Ian Bell has shared some interesting info on Project CARS powerful tyre model and our Handling & Physics Consultant Ben Collins has chimed in with some fantastic feedback - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?701-Discuss-Project-C.A.R.S.-physics-here&p=43857&viewfull=1#post43857)


The leaderboard times had to be reset for five cars that received new physics in the latest build - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1719-Leaderboards-thread&p=43699&viewfull=1#post43699) The physic changes are explained in detail here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1256-Collated-feedback-from-The-St...-Ben-Collins.&p=42603&viewfull=1#post42603)


Our member Speed1 has offered to get us a free karting track license - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2208-SMS-would-you-like-to-have-a-Kart-track-free-license)


WMD member FLX81 has managed to get a very impressive collection of data on the Solitude circuit in Germany, including full 3D data of the circuit and the surrounding areas - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1566-Solitude-Rennstrecke&p=42786&viewfull=1#post42786)


The DirectX 11 mouse pointer problem caused by game resolutions not matching the desktop resolution will be fixed in the next build - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2215-Mouse-Pointer-problems-with-DX11!&p=43583&viewfull=1#post43583)


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 (http://forum.wmdportal.com/toolpacks.php) to pick a tool pack and join the fun!