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Rob Prange
06-02-2012, 00:42
Since last week, a lot has happened in the Project CARS universe as our developers are as busy as ever adding new features and improvements based on your feedback to the title.

Just in case you can't spend 24 hours a day in the forum and have missed some of the exciting news, there's a little recap below. And if you want to go back further, last week's updates can be found here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2597-This-Week-In-Project-CARS-2012-04).


Development News

We have released a new Junior build on Friday, giving all members the chance to enjoy all the latest improvements & features as well as the brand new 2011 Formula A - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/downloads.php)

The Loire 24 track will soon be included in the upcoming builds - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1999-Loire-24&p=60537&viewfull=1#post60537)

The UI has received a major overhaul lately, including a new "Digital Manual" feature - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?303-UI-Engineering-Report&p=57160&viewfull=1#post57160)

Some news on the Pit2Radio feature by our Audio Programmer Stuart Hunt - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2221-What-is-the-pit-radio-feature-that-is-planned&p=57599&viewfull=1#post57599)

A new day & night cycle preview video by Darren White shows off impressive lighting effects featuring lightning - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2286-Dev-TimeCycle-And-Weather-System&p=60825&viewfull=1#post60825)

Andy Garton confirms downloadable ghost laps as upcoming feature on pCARS - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2709-Special-Build-141&p=58434&viewfull=1#post58434)

Our Render Lead Robert Dibley discusses the challenges of rearview mirror detail rendering - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2244-Mirrors&p=59439&viewfull=1#post59439)

Fixes & Updates

Doug Arnao has checked in a new AIW for Connecticut Hill - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2796-Corners-where-you-think-the-AI-are-unusually-slow...&p=63557&viewfull=1#post63557)

Furthermore, Doug has been working on the Kart AI as well as a major revision to the fuel consumption of all cars - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2796-Corners-where-you-think-the-AI-are-unusually-slow...&p=63557&viewfull=1#post63557)

Also, Doug has checked in new physics for the two karts in pCARS, including the low speed tyre model fix - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?66-Physics-Releases-Issues&p=54911&viewfull=1#post54911)

The aspect of downforce is the next thing to be added to pCARS evolving Force Feedback model - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2819-Build-144-Discussion-(Junior-)&p=63727&viewfull=1#post63727)

Content Previews

Work on the Caterham SP/300.R will soon start as the CAD data has been checked in - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1558-Caterham-SP-300.R-(not-started-yet)&p=60932#post60932)

JF Bouchard & Matt Clark have kicked off work on the 2011 Palmer Jaguar JP LM - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2487-2011-Palmer-Jaguar-JP-LM-(WIP))

Michal Jaschke is making great progress on the mighty Northampton wing pit building - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1935-Northampton&p=62046&viewfull=1#post62046)

More previews of the Classic Helmet by Lukas Mensik show off several color variations - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?69-characters-drivers&p=62284&viewfull=1#post62284)

Environment Artist David Rezac is making quick progress on adding lots of details to Belgian Forest - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1426-Belgian-Forest-Circuit&p=63188&viewfull=1#post63188)

Lukas Mensik has shown off first previews of the pitcrew characters - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2700-characters-pitcrew)

Andrea Fabris has added plenty of trackside objects to California Raceway - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1432-California-Raceway&p=65848&viewfull=1#post65848)

Help Out!

Last week we´ve asked you to help us design the driving line aid, now it's time to vote on the submissions - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2713-Driving-line-design)

Our developers are looking for reference material to build a NASCAR-style stock car - Click Here to Contribute (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2708-Reference-request-Nascar-stock-car)



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!

Dan Blamey
06-02-2012, 01:30
Also don't forget the Classic Team Lotus cars that we still need to pick our favourites from!

Discussion thread (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2122-Classic-Team-Lotus-Discussion)

Photos and info (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2131-Classic-Team-Lotus-Photos-Info)

Streamc
06-02-2012, 02:13
Excellent.
More Jag. Real Jag.

Guys, you add ghost laps. Can you add downloadable handling setups for cars?

SOXY
06-02-2012, 10:53
You guys and girls (there must some there) work hard!

Every week its a hug improvement.

You even work on your free time.

Keep it rolling ;)

Matt Woodroof
06-02-2012, 20:55
Amazing stuff! I cannot believe the pace that you guys are adding brilliant new stuff, keep it up, and thanks for the incredible open communication lines, it is fascinating to be a part of this project. Can't wait to drive the "Loire" track!!!

WAYNEGR
08-02-2012, 18:32
Amazing stuff! I cannot believe the pace that you guys are adding brilliant new stuff, keep it up, and thanks for the incredible open communication lines, it is fascinating to be a part of this project. Can't wait to drive the "Loire" track!!!

Was just woundering, how many are actualy working on the comp, graphys, physics side on P.C.A.R.S, ??? Not promoting or anything, just the actual in game.

Wayne

Andrew Clark
08-02-2012, 20:35
The Proto Caterham and Palmer Jag are coming soon can't wait!!!!