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Posted: Mar 29, 2024 @ 10:05 am GMT-0600
Updated: Mar 29, 2024 @ 10:06 am GMT-0600
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Competition Company have released a new update for Rennsport that appears to touch on most aspects of the simulation. While the known issues list is pretty long coming out of this one, it’s good to see an update of this size, even if it’s a bit disappointing that the day and night cycle recently roadmapped for Q1 (which ends this weekend) is only on one track and not the sim as a whole.

The update adds the Goodwood Hillclimb track, Porsche Mission R track, adds a day and night cycle to Spa-Francorchamps, implements a lot of the NVIDIA tech in the Unreal engine, fixes bugs and much more.

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Patch notes:

New content
Added Goodwood Hillclimb Track
Added Porsche Mission R Car

New features
Implemented Time Trial mode
Added day-night cycle system for Spa-Francorchamps track.
More tracks featuring full night time coming with future updates.
Implemented proper car lights for all available cars
Implemented car brakes heating visuals on brake discs
Implemented tire deformation and wear visuals
Implemented lock to horizon feature
Integrated Intel XeSS upscaling technology
Integrated Nvidia Reflex technology
Integrated Nvidia Frame Generation technology

General
Upgraded Unreal Engine from v.5.1.0 to v.5.3.2
Updated Nvidia DLSS to v.3.5
Improved overall game CPU performance and scaling with increasing number of cars on track
Improved frame rate stability for smoother experience
Improved server performance
Removed an option to set mirrors FPS
Added a possibility to change an email address assigned to account in the player profile page
Added Sharpness setting in Video Settings

Cars
BMW M4 GT3
Corrected aero balance
Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)
Corrected top end torque
All cars have had their shift lights corrected
All cars now have more drag

Physics
Improved GT3 tires behavior
More consistent grip
Reworked slip curve
Better tire cooling (Tires now last longer)
The changes to the GT3 tires are part of larger rework coming in a future update.
Using telemetry output will no longer affect CPU performance

Gameplay
Added possibility to perform actions during a locked-input countdown procedure
It is now possible to change TC, BB and ABS while waiting for countdown
Implemented in-game pause when player enters in-game menu in single player mode
Implemented pit lane lights
Improved wheel blur visual quality

SFX
Implemented tire lock up sounds for all cars

Input
Updated provided wheel presets:
Fanatec Podium DD1
Fanatec Podium DD2
Fanatec CS DD
Fanatec CS DD+
Fanatec CSL DD
Gamepad Preset
Logitech G29
Moza R5
Moza R9
Simucube 2.0 Pro
Thrustmaster T300RS
Added a system to detect your hardware and match it with an existing default preset

UI
Added possibility to select favorite cameras in spectator mode
Added a possibility to set transparency for some modules in HUD layout editor
Added device-based button display on game UI
Updated splash screen

Bug Fixes
Fixed some problems with game servers sometimes not starting because of timeouts
Fixed problem with direct input wheel presets detection not working on game boot
Fixed some problems with car dashboards displaying invalid values in some cases
Fixed some problems occurring when using scrubbing functionality while in replays or live spectator mode
Fixed problems with replays not being saved correctly if contest name contains Windows-prohibited characters in its name
Fixed problem with on-track marshals sometimes not waving flags correctly
Fixed a problem with steering wheel rotation not being correctly replicated while spectating in certain scenarios
Fixed some problems with players being penalized for no reason during a rolling start procedure
Fixed some penalties-related bugs occurring when player enters or exits pit lane
Fixed some problems with ghost visibility when spectating ESL R1-like qualifications
Fixed problems with caching filters in quick session settings which led to new cars being hidden after a game update
Fixed some problems with holding buttons in menus leading to unexpected behavior
Fixed problem with cars in garage sometimes being flipped on their roofs
Fixed problem with losing UI focus in some cases
Fixed problem with “choppy” impression when looking at credits screen scroll animation
Added missing default controller bindings for garage view
Fixed a problem with car not being spawned for DNF:ed / DSQ:ed players if they disconnect and reconnect a server
Fixed a few typos in the UI
Fixed grass being too slippery

Known Issues
Disabling the pit limiter as soon as the Pit Lane message disappears will result in a penalty due to a desync between the message and the detection point. Wait 1-2s after the UI message disappears to disable the pit limiter
Ghost car does not move in Time Trial Replays
Shadow textures in Time Trial occasionally do not load correctly. Resetting Time Trial resolves the issue
“End on Crossing Finish Line” message will trigger when anyone goes back to pit during Race or Quali. This is only a UI issue, the race stage won’t actually end on crossing the finish line until all cars on track are finished
In online races, if a car crashes at very high speeds into a wall, it can cause a mini-freeze for all connected clients
Reversing with the Porsche Mission R will recharge the battery
Getting a black flag during Time Trial will soft lock the player. You have to leave the Time Trial and go back to the Main Menu.
Updating your profile name will not update your name in any Time Trial Leaderboards unless a faster time is set with the new name
EV has wrong TC sound, fix in future patch

A hotfix was released to disable qualifying mode for the Mission R.

Changelog – 1.8.1

Wiped all the leaderboards for all tracks with the MISSION R
Reduced power of the MISSION R
Disabled “Quali” mode of the MISSION R for the time being
This mode will be enabled in a later patch again

Known Issues
Disabling the pit limiter as soon as the Pit Lane message disappears will result in a penalty due to a desync between the message and the detection point. Wait 1-2s after the UI message disappears to disable the pit limiter
Ghost car does not move in Time Trial Replays
Shadow textures in Time Trial occasionally do not load correctly. Resetting Time Trial resolves the issue
“End on Crossing Finish Line” message will trigger when anyone goes back to pit during Race or Quali. This is only a UI issue, the race stage won’t actually end on crossing the finish line until all cars on track are finished
In online races, if a car crashes at very high speeds into a wall, it can cause a mini-freeze for all connected clients
Reversing with the Porsche Mission R will recharge the battery
Getting a black flag during Time Trial will soft lock the player. You have to leave the Time Trial and go back to the Main Menu.
Updating your profile name will not update your name in any Time Trial Leaderboards unless a faster time is set with the new name
EV has wrong TC sound, fix in future patch

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