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Automobilista 2 – Hockenheim DLC & Update 1.01 Available

Reiza Studios have released the Hockenheim DLC pack for Automobilista 2, bringing modern and historic versions of the famed German Grand Prix venue to their simulation.

The Hockenheim track comes with no less than seven layouts, including four layouts of the modern-day venue as well as three versions of the historic track with its long straights, including the 1977 and 1988 versions as well as the last version of this iconic layout that was used for a Formula One Grand Prix in 2001.

In terms of pricing, Reiza continues to be very generous as not only is the Hockenheim DLC pack free for all existing owners of Automobilista 2, new buyers are given another last chance to get the pack for free as well as everyone who buys AMS 2 on Steam until Monday evening will receive Hockenheim on top!

Alongside the new track release, Reiza has also released a first major update for the simulation, bringing the following changes:

Changelog

Content:

  • Added Hockenheimring 2020 (GP, National & 2 Short layouts)
  • Added Hockenheimring Historic versions (1977, 1988, 2001)

UI & HUD:

  • Fixed incorrect logo alignment on initial splash in some resolutions
  • Added Session duration information to In-Race Info Layer
  • Add ‘Skip Cooldown Lap’ option after the race is finished
  • Tweaked text color and background opacity on timing/delta messages
  • Increased name area on relative positions HUD unit
  • Fixed championship standings screen only displaying the first driver
  • Added markers for DLC content
  • Fixed Single Official Championship autoloading.
  • Fixed lower case button labels on pause menu return to pits button.
  • Corrected inconsistent size in Kart thumbnails
  • Fixed Caterham Academy gearbox information
  • Fixed error in Superkart name
  • Slightly improved lighting in the showroom
  • Corrected Stock Cruze 2020 Thumbnails
  • Fixed position 6 selecting position 5 vehicle on monitor leaderboard
  • Fixed looping issue when trying to invite players to lobby via steam overlay
  • Added more fonts assets
  • Updated splash screen content logos
  • Added hud colors + HUD class logos for Montana and G55

Physics:

  • Implemented optimal brake temp ranges (this adds an optimal brake temperature plateau to the brake response curve, making them slightly less peaky)
  • Revised load damping for all tyres & sidewall & tread stiffness tweaks to F-Retro, F-Reiza, F-V10, F-Ultimate, Caterhams
  • Adjusted F-Classic, F-Trainer, F-Retro & F3 tyre treads
  • Adjusted carcass stiffness for karts & super karts
  • Reduced carcass heating for Truck tyres
  • Added new Differential hump mode values (this affects how the viscous locking torque varies by the fluid temperature inside the diff, reducing locking torque as slip starts to increase the temperature, then virtually seizes with high locking torque as thermal expansion dominates at higher temperatures)
  • Removed air restrictor setup option
  • Reduced front ride height range & default setting, rear brake torque for G55 Supercup
  • Revised rear wing efficiency & distribution for G55, Stock V8 2020 (both models
  • Further adjusted F-Retro aero yaw & rake sensitivity
  • Reduced wheel contact factor (hopefully contributes to excessive collision issues)
  • Slightly increased FFB max force range
  • Fixed Push-to-Pass button being available for Stock Car series in Time Trial mode
  • Fixed wrong default preload following range correction in v1.0.0.3
  • Added anti-stall clutch to all karts
  • Kart brake heating updates
  • Adjusted Copa Truck tyre temp optimal window
  • Reduced engine inertia for super kart
  • Adjusted head physics (slightly better bump damping in cockpit view)
  • Minor adjustment to MRX & Sigma P1 FFB max force
  • Corrected default wing setting for F-V10, F-V12 (one-click more in both ends for both cars)
  • Reduced baseline anti-roll bar stiffness for F-Reiza
  • Opalas: Reduced brake heating, moved default brake bias slightly forwards
  • F-Classic: Small tweak to FFB max force
  • Increased DRS effects for all cars that feature the device

AI:

  • Added new AI start logic (AI cars now are more creative off the line in looking for spaces and getting out of single file over first lap)
  • Added opponent names & personalities for F-Ultimate, F-V10, F-V12 drivers
  • Adjusted AI blue flag behavior to reduce erratic movements when lapped in races
  • Minor AI performance calibration pass for P1, P2 models
  • Slightly reduced AI Grip for Bathurst
  • Revised Classic cars AI performance & throttle application (fixing some inconsistencies added with late pre-release changes)
  • Calibrated AI performance for Copa Fusca, Copa Uno, Copa Classic, Karts, Caterhams, G55 Supercup series
  • Increased AI effects for DRS

Audio:

  • Reduced default tire skid & surface volume to 50%

Tracks:

  • Brasilia: Fixed vehicles popup behind the tents at turn 1
  • Cascais Slightly improved performance in replays
  • Guapore: Reduced garage depth (stops AI crashing on pit exit)

Vehicles:

  • Fixed bug in sorting cars of the same class in a quick race grid (now the grid is always randomized within same grid grouping value)
  • Fixed Gol & Passat grid grouping in Copa Classic FL & Hot Cars
  • Added Gol wiper animations and cockpit vibrations (all variants)
  • Сhevette: Wiper pivot point correction
  • Added Copa Truck wiper animations and cockpit vibrations (mirrors/window net)
  • Added Puma GTB, GTE,P052, Chevette wiper & cockpit animations
  • Added cockpit animations, wipers & windscreen cleaning animation to ARC Camaro and Passat (all variants)
  • Added suspension animations and cockpit vibrations to F-Classic G3M2
  • Updated Vitor Genz KTF livery
  • Added New Ginetta G58 livery
  • Corrected F309 undercar shadow
  • Corrected cockpit POV for F-Classic G3M2
  • Temporarily disabled some suspension animations fro F-Reiza, F-V10, F-v12, and F-Ultimate
  • F.Reiza: Fixed numbering on liveries
  • Updated Formula V10 Gen2 liveries: (2 New Teams – AsiaTech Factory Racing #24 #25 / Dominilab Racing #26 #27) + Updated/Revised #05 #06 #09 #10 #11 #12 #18 #19