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Assetto Corsa – Friday Update Preview Gallery

Kunos Simulazioni has released new previews of all content coming up in tomorrow’s Early Access Beta update for Assetto Corsa.

Kunos Simulazioni has released new previews of all content coming up in tomorrow’s Early Access Beta update for Assetto Corsa.

As correctly speculated yesterday, the new update will bring four new cars, the new Monza track, a new showroom setting as well as add the drag racing mode and the matching drag strip to the title.

Changelog

– New Special Events Mode with medals and achievements implemented – Shared memory struct updated
– Drag Race mode implemented
– Camera on board :: resets far plane
– Replay :: fixed leaderboard app in replay mode
– Fixed triple screen change gear animations going too fast
– Improved all change gear animations
– Screen capture (F8) allows to select screenshot between PNG,JPG,BMP – Time Attack checkpoints hidden in replays
– Mouse steering implemented
– Fixed Triple Screen in Track cameras (F3)
– Fixed large replay loading
– Camera Random (F2) improvements
– Fixed Tyre Tester app in replay mode

Cars

– Ferrari F40
– Ferrari 599XX EVO
– BMW Z4 GT3
– BMW M3 E30 TOURING

Tracks

– Autodromo di Monza
– Drag Strip

The Assetto Corsa Early Access Beta is available on Steam, selling for 34,99€. Customers will be able to update their installation tomorrow using Steam.

  • Anonymous

    wohooo

  • Anonymous

    Quote from Kunos Face book page ” Dear Ladies, we apologise in advance, we are going to ruin your holidays..”
    With this screenshot https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1526277_784679334891720_276273034_n.jpg Drag strip track.

    • Traumahound

      They meant the ladies that DON’T play, silly. : )

  • Weyland-Yutani

    That’s a spicy meat -a-ball!

  • Anonymous

    The support for Assetto Corsa on VirtualR is amazing, considering Rob works for Slightly Mad Studios, for that Rob you have secured a purchase of Project Cars, from me. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmmm what is the point of drag strip without AI or multiplayer? Or maybe…. hmmmm…. naaaaaaah, they said no AI in the next build. So, again why we need a drag strip? 😛

    • Anonymous

      Posted 55minutes ago on the Assetto Corsa facebook page.
      “KUNOS Simulazioni will make an important announcement on December 24th, 2013. Stay tuned.”

      • Hurdy Hurdy

        David Coulthard has purchased a 50% stake in the company. The sim will now be renamed to AC/DC

        The Young brothers are consulting their lawyers as we type, lol

      • Chris Wright

        The problem for Kunos with that announcement is that if it isn’t either a surprise pre Christmas introduction of AI and/or MP, folks are going to be disappointed. I’m a little concerned about that as they did take a while to suss out that we were all sick and tired of those endless preview screenshots. Will be interesting.

  • http://www.stenyak.com/ stenyak

    Guess the drag strip will feature a non-transparent ghost car to compete against.

  • Anonymous

    The F40… it’s actually happening… brace yourselves.

  • Troels Hadberg

    Once again, goodbye weekend…

  • Anonymous

    25% off Assetto Corsa Early Access £22
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/244210/

    • Anonymous

      Not a good sign IMO and an even worse one for DTM Experience

      • Anonymous

        @Birddogg66:disqus
        What?

      • Anonymous

        Well we know AC is a great game at a great release price no need to be 25% off it was already a good deal and the fact it did go on sale makes the price for DTM Experience look that much worse.

      • Realkman666

        DTM is very different and also a full official championship. It’s unappealing for its own reasons. :$

      • Chris Wright

        As mentioned above, the sim enthusiast knows all about AC. Not the case with your average game player. This is the right decision at this time. I bet more people buy titles in sales than at any other time.

      • Chris Wright

        Can’t see why that’s a bad thing. Actually has the potential to spread the casual user base. To the world at large this is an unknown franchise and easing the price over the holidays is a very smart move. It also happens to be the best bargain on Steam, when you look at the content it already has.

  • Anonymous

    Take a look at the new drag achievments, it says AI …;)

    • Hurdy Hurdy

      It must be the Ali G achievement……… ai

      • Anonymous

        anything else necessary to say about?

  • Anonymous

    Still changing the Shared Memory?! I guess it shows where they are at in development in that they haven’t even defined the complete structure of the shared memory… Are they going to get out of Beta before RF2?!

    • Tim Mosmans

      That’s why the mod tools aren’t out yet. They released their beta about 5 weeks ago and now you’re already complaining about the beta taking too long. I love the internet 😀

      • Anonymous

        Ha, the game was supposed to be out a year ago…sorry, I don’t defend money making entities when they don’t deliver.

      • Tim Mosmans

        You are not required to defend. But where does the need to attack come from? You have a right to demand when you buy. When you buy the seller states what you can expect. If he does not deliver from that moment on, you have a right to complain. But since it’s only a month out and up to now they have delivered every promise they made (and more!), I duly present you the holy right to… Think before you pollute the internet again! 😉

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        Kendra, is that you?

  • Anonymous

    Camera on board: reset far plane…What is that?

    • Michael Hornbuckle

      fixes a bug some were having that was making objects in the background not appear

  • Anonymous

    Ferrari F40

    ‘Nuff said.

    • Michael Hornbuckle

      E30 DTM….even more nuff said.

  • Marco Hooghuis

    Seeing all this content become available bit by bit makes me so not care that GT6 is a total letdown 🙂

    • Troels Hadberg

      GT6? Never heard of it

  • Anonymous

    Oh no 25% off sale already? Scary thought IMO.

    • Michael Hornbuckle

      Why is a 1 day sale scary? Not trolling or anything, really curious why.

      • Hurdy Hurdy

        I wondered the same. I got it for 22% off the RRP with Early Access. This 25% offer is just part of the Winter Sale. Some folks seem to think AC have had to reduce the price because of poor sales, lol.

      • Anonymous

        Read my reply above. I am looking at the whole picture and AC is not a title I would have expected to see on sale this soon.

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        It is a title on Steam so it is no surprise that it is on Winter (holiday) sale.

    • rthki

      Steam’s Christmas sale is the biggest of the year. I’m surprised it was on sale but being on the first page of a huge sale is great publicity. As for 25% off that was probably the minimum % off to get on the front page of daily deals.

    • Roger Wallentin

      Noticed the sale as well, OMG 26€ for AC…

      Seriously, this must be the greatest bargain of all time!!!!

    • Nikkexoxoxo

      Suprise. I bought the game like 4 days ago. Well, u can’t win every time 🙂 Love the game!

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        Rotten luck right there….same thing that happens to me everytime I buy a tv.

      • Anonymous

        Newegg puts everything I ever buy on sale the day after I bought it or sends me those discount eblast emails the day after.

      • João Dário

        another one that doesnt use steam that much, everytime the same, summmer, summer sale, winter, winter sale, halloween, halloween sale and so on…

      • Nikkexoxoxo

        I’am fully aware. Why be a bitch about it.

      • Realkman666

        lol

      • Anonymous

        Oh he is just a real smart individual! The stupid side of smart.

    • Anonymous

      Nothing scary.

      Notice how every game on steam is on sale.

      Kunos probably has no say on this.

      • Anonymous

        They do very much have say in it. I just think it’s too soon to be on sale. It was the top seller on Steam for any game on day one and is now like 4th in racing genre. I am using it as an example of strength or weakness of the genre in regards to popularity and Sales. Fact GT6 released to low sales feeds into this as well and gamers not being keen on DTM Experience. So yes I look at this on more of an industry basis since I do have funds tied up in it ATM.

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        by funds tied up in it you mean that you bought it, right? As far as I know the only game you can have funds tied up in waiting for a return on investment is pcars. Steam basically strong arms every dev team to put their game on sale for at least a day…nothing unusual to see here, move along…sky is not falling for at least another day.

      • Anonymous

        No! Other places I have funds tied up. I did buy AC on day 1 and thought it was a great price when I bought it.

      • Damo

        You realise anything sim is a niche in the games market right? AC was hardly going to be saviour to the masses given its hardcore persuasion and lack of content compared to your generic arcade racer. Taking part in the Steam Sale will undoubtedly bring a few new faces to what is an unfinished project, and further publicise it through having it branded across the main Store page for a day or so.

        Nothing ‘scary’ about small discounts..

      • Anonymous

        Look at it this way if you go to http://store.steampowered.com/
        Assetto Corsa is the first thing that pops up…

        for one day discount the front page add must be well worth for Kunos.

      • Realkman666

        First page of Steam and a mention by Totalbiscuit. AC has never had so much visibility.

    • João Dário

      loled I guess you dont use steam that much pff

      • Anonymous

        >>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<

  • name user

    Don’t like Ferraris, don’t care for supercars, but the F40 is the goddamn F40. Uncompromising and hardcore in all the right ways.

    This is a car that has nothing in common with the lameassed pacified new ones driving around Westwood and Beverly Hills. I really doubt anyone ever took an F40 to pose infront of restaurants and rev at tourist busses, this thing had purpose.

  • Anonymous

    I think there will be an AI only for Drag Strip racing btw. Just look at the achievements, at the very bottom there are some to win a battle against an AI on drag strips, and they only add achievements relevant to the next update so far 😀

  • Nikkexoxoxo

    Extremely stupid question, but do you have to buy the final product “again” if u paid for early access? 😮

    • Nikkexoxoxo

      Anwsering myself, u dont.

  • Kev

    If f40 doesn’t understeer, there will be hope…

    • Anonymous

      Look into this thread: http://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/fps-and-perceived-lag.1481/

      Previously, I found the both the F458 and McLaren almost undriveable from what I perceived to be horrible understeer. I had vsync disabled, but no frame-rate limit (my usual sim setup). Leaving vsync off, and setting the frame rate limit to 50 (some say 60 works–I chose 50 because it divides evenly into the physics tick rate), was night and day. Now I can chuck the F458 around with wild abandon, and the feeling of understeer is totally gone. HUGE difference. It doesn’t seem to work the same for everyone though, so you may need to play around. Also, the fact that it has been officially declared a ‘non-issue’ is a bit worrying, when it very clearly is an issue for quite a number of people, some who probably don’t even realize it.

      • Chris Wright

        I have to be honest and say I cannot get on with the Mclaren at all in this sim. For me it’s currently their least successful car model.

      • Brett Mansfield

        Yeah, I’ve struggled with the McLaren to the extent of not driving it any more, while other people appear to love it and manage amazing lap times with it.

      • Roger Wallentin

        For me it does move around quite a lot, but from the little time i spent with it so far being really smooth on steering and throttle seams to be the best way to drive it

        I think its also down to how the active diff is simulated, I think it does induce a bit of oversteer and return slides on power which you are not used to

      • Roger Wallentin

        Interesting! Ill give that a try!

        I have a feeling, especially with the 458 and similarly the MP4 where it feels a bit “laggy” in response so I need to act more pro-actively than i am used to IRL and in other sims, not sure if its just the way the car should handle, its setup or if there is some input stuff going on. I dont really notice the same, at least as much with other cars (which would be strange if its an input lag issue)

      • Kev

        Thanks I checked that out but does not apply to my problem I don’t believe. One thing for sure is there is absolutely zero lift off oversteer. I even tried the historic bmw drift config and none at all. LOL. How could anyone take this seriously with that? I am TOTALLY OPEN to serious help and would also be interested to see any videos demonstrating lift off oversteer.

      • Anonymous

        You’re saying that going from 60FPS to 50FPS rendered improves the handling of the car? This really doesn’t make any sense.

  • Racing jason

    so looking forward to the BMW Z4 GT3, Ferrari 599XX EVO & Monza…
    great update news!:)

  • João Dário

    Ferrari F40 YAY !!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nikkexoxoxo

      5am local time, still no ferrari 🙁 Better go to sleep now and… 🙂

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        still four hours of thursday left here….and the update doesn’t usually hit until noon my time so still about 15 or 16 hours to go

  • Chris Wright

    The 599XX is a total beast in reality. Sonically one of the very nicest sounding cars. Hoping Kunos have done a great soundtrack. Just watch and listen to the Maranello music here: – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sraMId1-U2w

    • Roger Wallentin

      Agree, it sounds AMAZING, especially from inside!

      Check this out at Monza (we will be doing this TODAY!) 😀

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFM0XQ5qjWQ

      • Anonymous

        No sim / game has reproduced downshift engine sounds accurately. That’s the next frontier.

      • Roger Wallentin

        True, but then again tell me any sim or game in history that has really sounded like the real thing, even a recording of one?

        To me they are all to synthetic and lack depth and detail

        Imo iRacing has some really nice sounds on the Lotus 79 as well as the 49. Some of the R3E sounds are very nice as well but though “accurate” they feel a bit flat as well.

        For road cars Forza 4 (have tried 5 yet) has some really good sounds too

        rFactor DRM mod and the BMW M1 Procar does make a really racy and immersive noise!
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMjhSoci8GI

        pCars Ford Capri sounds really good to!
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuVYKHeSwJI

  • MrMaki

    – Mouse steering implemented
    Woooohoooo!! Been waiting for this a long time! I hope they will implement my TV’s remotecontroll soon!

  • Bekim Dine

    It’s still hard to believe that I’ll be driving an F40 in a SIM as of tomorrow.

  • TrollTurismo

    Do you own the full version when it gets released if you buy the early access version? Also do you get the SPA pre-order DLC?

    • MrMaki

      Yes, you buy the full version.

      Spa has been removed from beeing a DLC and will be in the full version of the game.

      • TrollTurismo

        Thanks man! I now can buy the game.

  • Anonymous

    I was hoping for small discount for AC on Steam for the Christmas Sale and when I saw AC for 26€ , I had to jump on it. :).

    • Roger Wallentin

      You wont regret it! 😀

  • Juhan Voolaid

    Thumbs up if you are ready for the update!

  • Anonymous

    Update live! Enjoy everyone!

  • Roger Wallentin

    ITS OUT!!!!!!

    Restart steam and it will download!

    Enjoy!!

    • Nikkexoxoxo

      Like the best xmas EVER! xD

  • Roger Wallentin

    Been driving now for about an hour now, here are some first impressions

    F40 looks amazing inside and out. Handling is really nice and seemingly accurate. It will oversteer very nicely but if you let it go too wide it likes to go backwards :). The interior sound is a bit flat and let’s it down for me. Looking forward to an official or 3:rd party sound update to really make this come a live.

    599XX Evo is a real treat!! This is easily the most enjoyable “race car” yet, the sound is pretty good overall (one of the best so far in AC) and the downshift and overrun sound is REALLY(!) good! Makes you want to break and downshift just for the sound 🙂

    Monza looks really good to and very authentic, love the bumps and curbs which makes the 599 jump around in a very realistic manner!

    Now to try the Z4

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