View Full Version : This Week in Project CARS - 2012/08

Rob Prange
01-03-2012, 05:09
Last week was as busy as ever here on WMD with plenty of interesting discussions & developments going on. Just in case you have missed some of the interesting stuff, you can find a handy recap of everything that shouldn't be missed below.

And if you want to go back even further, last week's updates can be found here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?3407-This-Week-in-Project-CARS-2012-07).

Development News

Stephen Vondrak has given a big updated on the implemention of ghost racing - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?3166-Ghost-Racing&p=80747&viewfull=1#post80747)

Lots of progress updates and new previews on the Time Cycle system have been posted by Darren White - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2286-Dev-TimeCycle-And-Weather-System&p=80926&viewfull=1#post80926)

Our Render Lead Robert Dibley has shared some interesting info on the current tree shadow situation - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?814-Tree-Shadows&p=81373#post81373)

The Monaco street circuit has been confirmed to be included in Project CARS - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1971-Monaco&p=80818&viewfull=1#post80818)

Support for multiple custom liveries is being added - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?3180-Vehicle-custom-liveries-How-to-FAQ&p=82102&viewfull=1#post82102)

Andy Garton has shown off first previews of the dirt build-up feature on vehicles - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?3170-Show-Off-Your-Custom-Paints-Here&p=84924&viewfull=1#post84924)

New previews show off the new lighting system at work with Connecticut Hill -Click Here (http://www.wmdportal.com/projectnews/a-first-look-at-the-new-lighting-system/)

Jan Frischkorn has shown off a revised version of the HUD alongside more info on further HUD developments - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?3592-HUD-Design&p=85851&viewfull=1#post85851)

Fixes & Updates

The new lighting engine has been activated in Friday's build - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2286-Dev-TimeCycle-And-Weather-System&p=85464&viewfull=1#post85464)

The leaderboards have been reset, Build 159 or higher is now required to record times - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?3466-Leaderboard-resets&p=82567&viewfull=1#post82567)

Our Audio Director Stephen Baysted has checked in engine audio updates for several cars - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?89-Car-Audio&p=83953&viewfull=1#post83953)

New versions of various tracks have been checked in, including important updates to Connecticut Hill & Bologna - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?58-Track-Exports&p=81514&viewfull=1#post81514)

The ultra shadow option has been temporarily disabled for further debugging - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?68-Project-CARS.-Daily-Code-Changes&p=83023&viewfull=1#post83023)

A fix for dithered glass & trees in DX11 has been added - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?68-Project-CARS.-Daily-Code-Changes&p=86270&viewfull=1#post86270)

Improvements to make the AI more consistent have been checked in - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?68-Project-CARS.-Daily-Code-Changes&p=85778&viewfull=1#post85778)

Mike Laskey has checked in more FFB improvements that will require a new profile for the next build - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?68-Project-CARS.-Daily-Code-Changes&p=86584&viewfull=1#post86584)

Content Previews

JF Bouchard & Matt Clark have made stunning progress with the 2011 Palmer Jaguar JP-LM as seen in plenty of previews - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?2487-2011-Palmer-Jaguar-JP-LM-%28WIP%29/page4)

Work on the Caterham SP/300.R has been started - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1558-Caterham-SP-300.R-(WIP)&p=85267&viewfull=1#post85267)

Marlon Nunez has made lots of progress with crowd placement on various tracks - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?74-characters-crowds&p=84348&viewfull=1#post84348)

Andrea Fabris & Michal Jeschke are making quick progress on the Loire 24 track - Click Here (http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?1999-Loire-24&p=82231&viewfull=1#post82231)

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!

01-03-2012, 05:24
As this is single most useful post in whole forum I think it's time to see shortcut in the top menu.

01-03-2012, 05:51
Really looking forward to Loire 24 being finished. With Day/Night cycles, it is going to be an amazing track.

Christoph Myszk
01-03-2012, 09:12
All the time, great work.
It's good to see which progress you are doing here, it's awesome :)

Tom Cornwell
01-03-2012, 12:04
Surprising how you always miss things, this thread makes life much easier. :)

Andrew Clark
01-03-2012, 13:58
About recent changes for sounds I do like the undercarriage skid sounds. Would still like to hear more tire sounds.

Rando Tamm
01-03-2012, 17:06
Whoah, can`t wait :)

Raphael Klapczynski
01-03-2012, 18:54
Did a 2-day flight through the forums, great job you're doing! Move on!

Upgraded membership, let's try 160 :cool: (Wanna have "the stig"-smiley :D)

01-03-2012, 21:23
Can we possibly have some further work on "Cloud Shadows" especially dynamically changing ones. for example half the track could be in sunlight and half in shadow, or much more than that.

Rob Prange
02-03-2012, 00:07
Can we possibly have some further work on "Cloud Shadows" especially dynamically changing ones. for example half the track could be in sunlight and half in shadow, or much more than that.

Please post stuff like that in the development forums and not in here where it will possibly get overlooked :)

Andrew Clark
02-03-2012, 13:04
This is the 1st Friday AM I have not seen the New Build posted for download you guys must have been really busy this last week.

02-03-2012, 14:07
i'm excited every week. feels like installing a new game every time. thats worth the 25€ :)

Chuck Curtis
02-03-2012, 15:54
Discovered this week in project cars last week and is now the thread that I look forward to, It is simply the best and easiest way to keep up on all that is going on here. I am new to the project and at first was overwhelmed by all that there is to read and try and test the builds this a real big help.

Thanks for you hard work,

Chuck Curtis