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Rob Prange
18-01-2012, 03:14
Plenty of stuff has been happening in the WMD forums since our last "This Week in Project CARS" update and below are the most important stories to bring you up to speed on what's going on.

The layout of the updates has been tweaked to improve the readability, hopefully you'll find them even more helpful now.

Development News

Our Physics & AI Lead Coder Steve Dunn talks fighting input lag - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?765-Threads-vs-input-lag&p=45271&viewfull=1#post45271)

Furthermore, Steve also updates us on the progress of real-time tire deformations - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?822-Tire-deformation-Issues-and-improvements&p=44904&viewfull=1#post44904)

Work on the dynamic day & night lighting & weather system has started, Kevin Boland shares some info here - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2286-Dev-TimeCycle-And-Weather-System)

We have launched our brand new web leaderboards that refresh (almost) in real-time thanks to some backend improvements - Click Here (http://cars-stats.wmdportal.com/)

The Project CARS High Level Short Time Plan has been updated - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1589-Project-CARS-High-Level-Short-Term-Plan&p=46188&viewfull=1#post46188) to see the improvements & new features planned for the coming months

Our render lead Robert Dibley has shared some interesting details on motion blur in racing games - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1932-GTR3&p=47996&viewfull=1#post47996)

Ian Bell shares some new info on the script access to Project CARS that members with Manager level and above will enjoy - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1727-Press-Articles-on-Project-CARS-WMD&p=49091&viewfull=1#post49091)

Content Previews

Andrea Fabris has shown off new previews of California Raceway's trackside objects - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1432-California-Raceway/page17)

First in-game & trackside object previews of Northampton, coming in Friday's build - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1935-Northampton&p=48943&viewfull=1#post48943)

Lots of new previews show off the progress made on the 2011 Formula A racer by our vehicle artists Matt Clark & Ralph Hummerich - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1946-2011-Formula-A-(WIP)&p=47049&viewfull=1#post47049)

Vit Budin has shown a first sketch of an open-faced historic helmet for the historical Formula cars - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?69-characters-drivers&p=46442&viewfull=1#post46442)

Fixes & Updates

Our track team has addressed the performance issues with the Bologna track, improvements coming in with the next build - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?53-Bologna&p=49038&viewfull=1#post49038)

Get ready for some racing in the Ardennes as Doug Arnao has checked in the first AIW for the Belgium Forest track, available in Friday's build - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1426-Belgian-Forest-Circuit&p=48105&viewfull=1#post48105)

A fix for the issue that graphics settings wouldn't save for some members has been checked in - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2377-Build-129-Collected-Bugs&p=48277&viewfull=1#post48277)

Doug Arano has checked in new physics for several cars, improving the sliding grip as suggested by our own Ben Collins - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?66-Physics-Releases-Issues&p=46569&viewfull=1#post46569)

An update to the leaderboard server technology allows real-time updates of the leaderboards - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2374-New-leaderboard-server-tech-deployed)

Misc

Project CARS recently made a splash in several gaming magazines including PC Gamer & Kotaku - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1727-Press-Articles-on-Project-CARS-WMD&p=48286&viewfull=1#post48286)

Our member TonyR has put together a neat plugin for Chrome that shows position changes on our newly-introduced leaderboards - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2397-WMD-Position-Changes-a-Chrome-Extension)

Make sure to check out HDTanel's epic Project CARS video trailer on Youtube - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?220-Youtube-videos&p=47485&viewfull=1#post47485)

Enjoy reading racing-related books? Then share your favorites in our Racing Book Collection - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2298-Books-about-racing)



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!

C3PO
18-01-2012, 10:00
Great -- very much look forward to being part of the project in my own little way.

Gilmour
18-01-2012, 14:46
Great job! :a08:

Regards.

Gilmour.

Jonathan Newsam
18-01-2012, 14:49
cool found this very useful keep it coming.:a41:

FLX81
18-01-2012, 16:20
Solitude Rennstrecke Updates

Our members Mortimer8701 and FLX81 have visited racing legend Hans Herrmann this week and found out a little secret first hand which will make the pCARS version of the track the only truly authentic racing game conversion that there is - http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1566-Solitude-Rennstrecke&p=48760&viewfull=1#post48760

(Sorry, had to add this since it was THE most biggest news and the most astonishing moment of the whole project for me personally... and for my Granny which is a big fan of his to this day! :a04:)

Remco Van Dijk
18-01-2012, 16:55
Solitude Rennstrecke Updates

Our members Mortimer8701 and FLX81 have visited racing legend Hans Herrmann this week and found out a little secret first hand which will make the pCARS version of the track the only truly authentic racing game conversion that there is - http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1566-Solitude-Rennstrecke&p=48760&viewfull=1#post48760

(Sorry, had to add this since it was THE most biggest news and the most astonishing moment of the whole project for me personally... and for my Granny which is a big fan of his to this day! :a04:)
It was going to be mentioned in the next TWipC ;)

Will Fly
18-01-2012, 17:08
nothing about sorting ffb out

great all the other stuff,but still cant injoy driving cars where ffb is still very lose in the centre

and also going through corners med and high speed ffb is very bitty one off on off and so on

Remco Van Dijk
18-01-2012, 17:15
nothing about sorting ffb out

great all the other stuff,but still cant injoy driving cars where ffb is still very lose in the centre

and also going through corners med and high speed ffb is very bitty one off on off and so on
No news doesn't mean no work is being done ;)

Will Fly
18-01-2012, 17:22
No news doesn't mean no work is being done ;)

thanks for the reply, loving pcars, and dissapointed i cant play it at the moment .

tjc
18-01-2012, 17:36
All good stuff in there...

Really looking forward to that open face, oldy style helmet and a look at Northampton too. :cool:

Rob Prange
18-01-2012, 17:55
Solitude Rennstrecke Updates

Our members Mortimer8701 and FLX81 have visited racing legend Hans Herrmann this week and found out a little secret first hand which will make the pCARS version of the track the only truly authentic racing game conversion that there is - http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1566-Solitude-Rennstrecke&p=48760&viewfull=1#post48760

(Sorry, had to add this since it was THE most biggest news and the most astonishing moment of the whole project for me personally... and for my Granny which is a big fan of his to this day! :a04:)

I didn't forget you at all, you guys will be getting a bigger splash around here soon, just answer my last message ;)