F1 2012 – Third Patch Released

Following the first two patches, Codemasters have released a third update for their F1 2012 title.

The patch fixes various issues as listed below and can now be downloaded from Steam.

Changelog

  • Fixed an issue with frame rates that was introduced in patch #2
  • Fixed an issue where using a flashback could result in an engine blowout effect.  This would also result in the player doing an unnecessary pit stop if they were trying to serve a drive through penalty.
  • Fixed the achievement The Equipment May Be The Same to unlock in Career as per the description
  • Reduced the amount of starting fuel that the user is given for races Austin as it was previously too high
  • Fixed some issues in Co-op Qualifying when only one user progresses to the next session
  • Fixed a number of camera and graphical issues
  • Fixed several issues which would display the incorrect number of players in a lobby or a race
Patches for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions of F1 2012 will take a longer while as the patches need to pass quality control before appearing on Xbox LIVE and the Playstation Network.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711429307 Chris Wright

    Well, this news is already out of date because Patch 4 has just been released and downloaded here – see http://bit.ly/UdrAJV

    Seriously this is an awesome level of support from Codemasters. Admittedly the car smoke emission issue has still to be fixed, which really needs to happen, but you have to praise this incredible effort they are making, in liaison with the community. Apparently yet more patches to follow.

  • http://twitter.com/hsv455 Jann Dircks

    “Fixed an issue that was introduced in patch #2″ Haha, seriously? Good work Codie! :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711429307 Chris Wright

      That’s being a little harsh I think. We’ve had four patches in just a few days. This is unrivalled customer service, no matter what anyone thinks about the game. I’m super impressed.

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        You could also argue that if they did their testing right it may not have needed 4 patches so quickly. Not to mention fixing a save game bug that has haunted this game since the first one.
        Personally I don’t think it’s anything to be impressed about. And this customer service as you call it is definitely rivalled.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711429307 Chris Wright

        Well I’ve yet to see that number of patches in such a short space of time – that was the basis of my praise. I agree there were some flaws in it that shouldn’t have been there, but surely it’s all about how developers respond to issues. What this does demonstrate, I think, is that they do take the PC gaming community more seriously than many of us had imagined. It’s encouraging to say the least.
        I’d greatly appreciate your list of a patch release speed/frequency that rivals what we’ve seen from Codies this past few days. I certainly cannot remember anything near this.

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        My point was that the frequency of patches (basically fixes), isn’t necessarily a good thing. I mean, yes, it is a good thing that they are making them available to the customers but the bad thing is that they are having to. I dunno, 4 already ? Phew.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711429307 Chris Wright

        Well I can see the logic in it from a customer relations point of view. They are systematically solving the various issues and releasing them to “put the fire out” so to speak, asap. Yes, there might be other little issues that crop up but surely this has to be better than waiting months for the fixes?

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        I suppose there is that.

      • Anonymous

        I would have rather be “waiting months” for the game to be completed before releasing. In my view, it is clear that they had a deadline, and rather than slipping it to complete the game they released an unmarked Beta.

      • Anonymous

        Testing doesn’t prove there are no bugs, just ask anyone in software.

        Perhaps they could have done better, but I wouldn’t be complaining.

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        Yes I’m aware of that, but 4 patches so soon after release tells me that there are some things they have now fixed that should maybe have been picked up before release.
        I’m no complaining though, it’s just an observation.

    • Anonymous

      There isn’t a single company in the world for whom a patch doesn’t sometimes introduce new issues. Software engineering is hard.

      • Anonymous

        but there is one who never patches the main issues and then abandons any support once sales die down, i,e 1 month from now. You can bet money on it with codies.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711429307 Chris Wright

        Well if all the major issues have been dealt with by that time, who’s going to complain?

      • Anonymous

        Maybe in this title they will achieve this – in the past they never have. They usually abandon their titles early on whether they fix the bugs or not. It’s as if they have a time limit set on support, then the devs move on to the next rehash. Maybe offline players don’t notice the bugs, but the long term online players sure notice it as the exploits become well known. There are reasons for why Codies have a terrible rep in this area.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711429307 Chris Wright

        I agree that the after sales service was shocking with the last two titles, but I sense that Codies have addressed that this time. I don’t doubt that they are rushing to get all the corrections done, then move on again, but the least you can say is that they’re working very hard on it right now.

      • Anonymous

        Not necessarily… They may have planned for quick patch releases as part of their schedule. If that is the case, they may release these 4 quick patches and then run on to the next project. We will see…..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711429307 Chris Wright

        I agree. The problem is, I think, that some members of the community want to hit them every time for not producing a Crammond-style out and out sim. This game challenges the status quo, in terms of matching elements of sim and straightforward gaming. If one can get over that there are months of fun to be had from this title.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621361738 Chris McLellan

      I’m grateful for all the sims I get,but…I wish ISI would start optimising RF2 because we all know deep inside that if that ‘game’ was optimised this title would be irrelevant.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711429307 Chris Wright

        Well they have certainly dragged their heels, considering it was originally supposed to have gone to a release candidate months ago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-Cookson/1084484431 Craig Cookson

    As much as I didn’t like F1 2010 or F1 2011 it’s nice to see Codemasters supporting this third game with regular patches.

  • Rodrrico

    Good to see they are patching the game, but we all know that it is still a far cry from what it could be. It’s a shame as if they actually took the time to fix the game then it could be quite good, but we all know they will move on in a matter of month(s) to f1 2013…

  • bporion

    there already on patch #4

  • bporion

    sorry , already posted .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711429307 Chris Wright

    Very happy to report that the understeer cure in Patch 4 is a very significant advancement. Had been focusing on Suzuka as it’s the venue of this weekend’s Grand Prix and that was possibly the most understeer-prone track in the game.

    This patch totally improves this aspect, with the effect that driving is more rewarding and I lapped much more quickly and consistently.

    Interestingly I didn’t get any smoke out of the back of the car during about an hour of practice. That’s unusual to say the least, although I don’t think that’s been fixed in this build? Perhaps the improved driving feel is promoting smoother gear changing?

    Anyway I think everyone is going to be very pleased with what they’ve done here.

  • GargaTeste

    A total disaster. Many of us don’t have time to spend with setups, and F1 was our hope to get some fun. But like always, the game came totally bugged! They cant release something with a good base code game. And that they haven’t. 2010 force india pit-stop bug. 2011, 11-11 setup bug, penalty game lags etc. 2012 since i’ve buyed i can’t configure my g27. or i drive straight, or i don’t make corners. Why a gamer have to fix the game, look in forums, why the game didn’t came ready? Because this game its a total waste of time. If they fix something another breaks. Its a shame to see FIA let they develop this game. This license should be totally with pCars. I don’t even waste my time posting on codemaster forums because they erase who talks something bad of the game. The game is pretty, the physics its good, the connection its better but its the same totally bugged base code. This was the last time i spent my omney with them. For sure! Hope next year FIA fix this in a different way. just a disappointed f1 FAN.

    • GargaTeste

      hope it will fixed in a patch named f1 2013

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711429307 Chris Wright

      If you’re driving straight, as you call it, I’m willing to bet you haven’t selected your G27 from the preset controller options. You’d also do well to tweak it further by using the developer wheel settings Codies recommend on their forum. My G27 is working really well with this game. The Patch 4 understeer fix improves things significantly too.

      • GargaTeste

        My friend, i work with computers since 94. Believe i’ve tried all settings It’s been two week since we’re trying. I’ve mixed all possible configurations. This game its bugged. I gonna play pCars to get happy! Hope it will fixed soon. Its a random bug like always

      • GargaTeste

        since f1 2010 it’s funny when you try to overtake someone that crashed. Because it gives a penalty. You cant avoid colissions, This should be called F1 Derby Punisher

  • http://www.facebook.com/yoschka Fabian Herbst

    Where is the download-link..?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Siggers Ross Siggers

    As controversial as codies F1 games are, it’s saddening to see that the majority of people find it so, hard to even give them the tiniest bit of credit.

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