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Written by Kevin

Automobilista v1.5.1 & Drift Series Out Now

Reiza Studios has deployed release Update v1.5.1 for their Automobilista racing title.

Besides the usual fixes and improvements, this update also contains a comprehensive AI revision and a load of impressive new content in the form of the new Drift Series & Game mode, F-Ultimate 2018 series, an updated Interlagos circuit, and a snowed-in Buskerud Ice track. The new DRIFT series comes as free base content to all game owners.

With only one more DLC to release, this update should conclude the Automobilista development.

Changelog v1.5.1

New Content

  • Added Drift Series & Drift game mode
  • Added F-Ultimate 2018 series
  • Added Super F-Dirt series
  • Added Buskerud Ice, Mendig Drift, Foz Tarmac track layouts

General

  • Fixed a CTD at track load if no sound card was found
  • Increased and added ability to customize a number of entries shown on Standings TV Display via customingamelayout.INI
  • Added repair existing damage to escape to pits rules (Semi-Realistic and up)
  • Added restoring of Tow to Garage value when rejoining an online game
  • Adjusted Driver Labels to only show a users RaceRank score online if they have a score (higher than 0)
  • Fixed an issue where font shadows bleed through when text is fading out (Driver Labels)
  • Added UI option to completely disable XInput detection
  • Reduced size of final cut track warning message as it overran the TV Overlay background.
  • Fixed an issue where a users PB lap times were registered as the fastest overall lap in a race online
  • Fixed wheel rotation not being locked on external / non-cockpit cameras (when the driver is visible)
  • Minor optimizations to audio code
  • Kick both users if two join with the same steam id on a RaceRank server
  • Added a reason digit when users are kicked from a RaceRank server

AI

  • Comprehensive Revision of AI Code resulting in better racing abilities throughout
  • Fixed Turbo Data not getting reset for AI when loading a new vehicle (could lead to AIs running out of fuel)
  • AI is now also restricted by limited tire sets setting (along with some basic strategical decisions)
  • Adjusted AI brake usage
  • Updated AI Aggression scalars for all cars to a more consistent baseline
  • Fixed an issue with AI lifting off when passing at the start finish line
  • Added HDV Param AIPassLatScalar – This is how much extra space a car leaves to pass when overtaking when they have 0% aggression (default is 2 meters plus a base 0.5m)
  • Added HDV Param AIForcePassCarLength – This is the distance in car lengths behind the car ahead that the AI will greatly increase their likelyhood to attempt a pass. Default is 0.6, higher, 1.0 or so recommended for slower cars

Content Fixes & Updates

  • Interlagos: Updated 2017 version to include latest Cafe chicane layout, curb design & other cosmetic updates
  • Hockenheim: Removed dust from the road on the left entering stadium section in historic layouts
  • Ibarra: Slightly improved AI performance in both layouts
  • Fixed various Z-fighting & other graphical glitches at Montreal, Adelaide, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Brands Hatch, Cadwell, Imola, Guapore, Curitiba, Caruaru, Campo Grande, Cordoba, Goiania, Jacarepagua, Johannesburg, Kansai, Santa Cruz, Taruma, Velocittá
  • Bumped up default night brightness for slightly better nighttime visibility
  • Set default fuel load for all cars to half tank capacity
  • Updated AJR, F-Vintage, F-Dirt realfeel FFB values
  • Adjusted aero effects on wake for F-V12, F-V10, F-Reiza, F-Extreme
  • Caterham: Reduced team names
  • SuperV8: Talent files typo fixes
  • TC Classics: Adjusted clutch torque to avoid slipping on some cars; Fixed engines with wrong sound emission positions; AI tweaks; Fixed typo on Fusca 04 team
  • Montana: Small tire model adjustment
  • FTruck: Adjusted fuel estimation & adjustable boost inaccurately allowed in FC Truck
  • F-V10: full team names to avoid mixing up in all cars/tracks; Increased downshift protection to avoid engine blow-ups
  • AJR: Bumped up Judd V10 engine blowup thresholds to fix excessive failures
  • MCR200: Moved default brake bias slightly forward

General Notes

  • Server weekly schedule & Time Trial of the Week are now displayed dynamically on the game´s opening screen.
  • Logitech G29 / G920 users: Support for auto rotation is on a dedicated Beta Branch labeled LogitechG29. Further instructions as to how to switch to a beta branch here.
  • If you experience any issues running the game following the update, it´s worth running a Steam Integrity Check to make sure all files have been added/updated correctly.