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rFactor 2 – Build 156 Released

Image Space Incorporated has released a new build of their rFactor 2 simulation that is currently in open-beta testing.

Image Space Incorporated has released a new build of their rFactor 2 simulation that is currently in open-beta testing.

The new build introduces the improved mod manager among plenty of other changes listed below.

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Update 12 (Build 156) Changelog (Febuary 28, 2013):
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GRAPHICS:
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Fixed shaders bug with vertex color adjustments
Fixed headlight bug where headligths would lag one frame behind
Fixed broken tire temp indicator on HUD MFD
Attempt to fix occasional smoke problem with transparent trainer
PHYSICS:
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Fixed some issues that happen when upgrades make a change in the number of tire compounds
Added “hard” anti-stall.
Made anti-stall a feature that can be permanently enabled rather than depending on anti-clutch driving aid (HDV: “”AntiStallLogic” =1″, default is 0)
Fixed HDV variable GraphicalOffset so that x&z values don’t affect normal driving physics (y value never did; note they all affect collision, though)
“RearFlapZoneSessions” and “RearFlapWetThreshold” should also be allowed in the RFM (in addition to the GDB); “RearFlapZone” remains the same, GDB-only
Converted TBC parameter “WetWeather” from boolean to floating point value so AIs could judge the level of wetness handled. Exactly zero should still be used for dry weather tires, for the sake of rules.
Added new optional algorithms for engine brake map.
UI / HUD:
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Fixed bug on main menu vehicle button if there are no cars installed
In controls menu, highlight controls currently being activated (helps me remember what button is what on my wheel)
Added new playerfile variable “OPT_UI_KeyNav” that toggles keyboard navigation of options.
Removed useless HUD parameters
REPLAYS:
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Fixed the situation where replays of races would crash right after track load
MODDING / PUBLIC DEV
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Updated ModMgr UI
AI:
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Prevent AI cars from fueling if race parameters disallow it.
MULTIPLAYER:
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Fixed a bug where 2 clients that have the same custom skin names would sometimes see the other skin on their local car.

To get access to the the beta, a full retail purchase of rFactor 2 is required. rFactor 2 sells for $43.99, including 12 months of online account membership.

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