Project CARS – Easter Build Available

Slightly Mad Studios have released a special Easter build of their WMD-powered Project CARS title, containing some nice surprises.

The build comes with a fun easter egg hunt for all members to participate in, the quickest three members to locate all five eggs in the Project CARS track environment can win some cool SMS mugs & pens.

But there’s even more as the build also comes with one big Easter egg for all members to enjoy – A classical version of Spa Francorchamps!

In true Easter spirit, the track can’t simply be selected…it needs to be found. So fire up the newest build and search for that historical Belgian roller coaster…. the WMD forums will provide some clues for those stuck in the search.

Build 438 (28/3/13, Team Member+)
Audio:
* Doppler settings and dynamics of fly by refined
* Exhaust now responds to distance based echo (this is experimental)
* Experimental delay/reverb by distance settings for trackside cams. Effect is slightly exaggerated to assist audibility for testing
Environment:
* Clear 5 wtc updated with recent weather edits including hortizon sky/emap boost, cloud fade and sun emap intensity
* Multiple changes to wtc files. Addition of emap sun multiplier to clear/cloudy settings to add more contrast to reflections. Addition of lower sky brightness boost to add more contrast and sheen to reflections and to add brightness and bloom on the horizon. Cloud distance fade added in multiple conditions to replace or aid cloud fog. Additional tweaks to balance the above. Addition of a new Rainy2 setting which is based on the recent Overcast2. All settings bar foggy, heavy fog, overcast and clear5 have been edited
GUI:
* Happy Easter everybody!
* Linen background upgraded and all screens that reference it updated, news ticker now runs along the bottom edge, saving in Options/Online now returns you to the previous page, Remove Ghost button moved to left-hand tile panel, new disabled state for text so it’s easier to read, Steam Community button added to top link bar, other minor visual improvements and bug fixes
Physics:
* Many tire and setup changes to the BAC Mono, SP300R, JP-LM, Racer L4 and V8, Mustang Boss 302R and BMW M3 GT4. See Physics Releases post #53 for details
Tracks:
* Bathurst: Fixed shader technique on winebushes to avoid normal issue in Bathurst
* Bathurst: Adding possible missing textures for Bathurst
* Bathurst: Fixed 2 trackoft issues pointed out by users on Bathurst
* Heusden: Moved trees closer to track and added large tree to right of start straight approach
Vehicles: 
* Mitsubishi Lancer: Body Exterior LODX modelling done. Chassis/Interior gaps fixed on front windows

Build 438 is available via the Project CARS launcher that is available on the WMD Downloads Page

Project CARS is coming to the PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii U in 2014. More info can be found on the WMD website.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Markus-Ott/100000878526131 Markus Ott

    Easter egg hunt for historical Spa?
    I sense many lucky sim racers.

    • Alejandro Gorgal

      I don’t think it’s limited to classic Spa, apparently the eggs are hidden in any/all tracks.

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

    What a fantastic surprise! Well done SMS. Stellar!

  • Ricoo

    LOL I have already seen this track somewhere else, but nice anyway.

    • Anonymous

      What a ridiculously useless comment. Of course we’ve all seen classic Spa – now this game gets it, too. You gonna make comments like that every time a game in development adds a track that another racing title has already had?

      • Ricoo

        Thanks for your friendly comment.

    • Pavel Drandiiski

      Wouldn’t it be cool if pCARS has only traks that no one have ever heard of..

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I tried to get my local track’s license for this game to help them out. The track was intrigued but SMS was not. Apparently very few people want a small track in the middle of nowhere really only suitable for Miatas.

        ;)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626905826 Timothy Wheatley

        What track? ;)

      • Anonymous

        I like that Tim Best Question I have heard in a long time.

      • Anonymous

        I am all for grass roots tracks as long as the Grass isn’t growing through the Asphalt

      • http://twitter.com/StarFoXySxv550 StarFoXySxv550

        I’m surprised more devs don’t go this route. There are some interesting tracks out there half the world has never seen or heard of. I’m willing to bet the track owners are more forthcoming too, not being famous and all. Must be tough working with some of these divas ;)

        Sure most of us as consumers love to race at the places we know from TV, but most of all we just want to race, and race somewhere interesting.

      • Anonymous

        I think this is the wave of the future either RL little known tracks or fictitious tracks which we are already seeing more of. I look at it a little different and think of the history of these tracks and all those whom used them as a path to racing and their unsung hero’s

      • Anonymous

        Waterford Hills Road Racing Course in Michigan

    • Guest

      We don’t hold any exclusives at this time. :) It was in GPL before rF2 also.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=626905826 Timothy Wheatley

      We don’t hold an exclusive on anything at this point. Be nice. :) It was in GPL first, if anybody wants to take notes.

  • pez2k .

    Just to be kind, there’s a post in this thread that mentions how to find historic Spa:
    http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?13703
    Just to be a nuisance, I’m not going to mention which of the 50 pages it’s on…

    • Anonymous

      I like that old 396 (HINT)

  • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

    How eggciting !

    • Guilherme Cramer

      eggsactly!

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        I eggspected that response :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Markus-Ott/100000878526131 Markus Ott

        Don’t eggsaggerate like that

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        I was only yolking.

      • celticfang

        It’s all white really. Besides, I shelled out so I can avoid getting caught up in the scrambled posts

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        Very bunny :)

      • sargentjack86

        As an eggistentialist I find all this eggstrapolation on chicken ovulations to be eggstremly eggstraneous. Too much? :-)

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        Yeah, you went to the eggtremes there. But it was all white.

      • celticfang

        Seems like you were getting in a flap over a nested discussion to me

      • http://twitter.com/StarFoXySxv550 StarFoXySxv550

        Eggscellent

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        Brilliant :)

      • celticfang

        I was bowled over by that and am still cracking up now

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        Now we have reached the bott(om lette) us enjoy the rest of the holidays.

      • Anonymous

        you guys cracked me up; finally all got funny…. great stuff! should not all our discussions be more like this! after all any racing game is eggtremely more eggciting than no racing games; almost anyway!

        Happy Easter to All!

      • http://www.bsimracing.com/ Wim

        Will it be out for the eggsbox ?

      • Jos

        i wish it was eggclusive for pc.

      • Anonymous

        Time to get Shellacked and rip up this track.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah! And we got a new track which we didn’t have to shell out for!

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        Hehe. And we get to race on it all Fried day

  • Anonymous

    I sooo want to like this , but the sounds turn me off.

  • Anonymous

    Damn I’ve got to hunt for the track?
    Unlike everyone else this Easter I’ve got to work so ain’t got time for that :-(

    • http://twitter.com/altrezia Alex Ball

      snap

      • http://twitter.com/StarFoXySxv550 StarFoXySxv550
      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        Haha, I remember her from Russell Howards show. She’s great. This video is just genius :)

  • http://twitter.com/TheRoggan Roger

    Looks outstanding as always!!

    As soon as physics and handling gets take a few more steps forward and 3D rendering works properly I will surely really enjoy this track (and pCars in general)!

    This is one of the most enjoyable tracks for the really fast cars out there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marco.vandongen Marco Van Dongen

    The build comes with a fun easter egg hunt for all members to participate in, the quickest three members to locate all five eggs in the Project CARS track environment can win some cool SMS mugs & pens.

    Not freally for ALL member is it?

    • Anonymous

      Mug? Pen? I’m still waiting for my Jacket!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/howiemotz Howard Motz

    I sense to many people are having to much fun and are getting to excited. I’ll have to think of some thing negative to say to temper the mood. Tap, tap, tap, tap. OK, it’s not finished yet.

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