F1 2012 – Patch 8 Available
Codemasters continue to keep a high frequency with F1 2012 patches as the eight fix for their Formula One title is now available.
- Added an option to turn the Parc Ferme rules on or off in online Custom Race, Co-Op and LAN games. This option can be found within the Simulation Settings and defaults to on. Setting this to off will allow players to set up their cars in Qualifying sessions and will also allow players who join in progress during qualifying to edit their car setup before the race.
- Fixed an exploit in One Shot Qualifying where users could post impossibly quick lap times.
- Users with insufficient memory on their graphics cards. In this case we believe that running the game in safe mode should allow the game to be booted. From there the player should be able to change their graphics settings until they find some that work for their card and they’re happy with.
To launch in Safe Mode:In the Steam library right click F1 2012.
- Click Properties.
- Click SET LAUNCH OPTIONS.
- Type –safemode.
- Click OK.
This will reduce the resolution to 800×600 and force all settings to Ultra Low or Low with MSAA off.
PC users can obtain the patch by updating the game through Steam.
Console users still have to wait a little longer as a big Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 patch is in the works, combining all PC updates that have been released during the past few weeks.
The developers aren’t done with patching the PC version yet though as Codemasters are still working on fixing other issues.