The Live for Speed Development Team has released a new test patch for their racing simulation. introducing a bunch of new features.
A major new feature introduced by the new patch is support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset!
You can find a detailed list of all changes below, the new patch requires version 0.6E to be installed.
The patch does not include the VW Scirocco or the laser-scanned Rockingham Speedway that were announced several years ago.
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This test patch is fully compatible with version 0.6E
You cannot upload hotlaps made with this test patch because it is only a test patch, not an official patch.
Please keep a backup of your LFS.exe from 0.6E so you can easily go back if there are any problems.
Changes from 0.6E to 0.6E4 :
Stereoscopic 3D support :
In the View Options screen you can select 3D mode on the second line.
Various options will then be available to you :
SBS / TAB – left and right eye images are displayed side by side or top and bottom
half / full – the image is compressed to half width or not compressed
HUD adjustment : Brings the 2D elements closer – this is good for a headset because you can bring the interface as near to you as the steering wheel.
3D adjustment : Makes 3D elements further away – this is good for a TV because the sky and distant objects will appear to be behind your screen.
TEST PATCH : THERE ARE NO EXTERNAL VIEWS OR 3D OBJECTS IN THE MENUS WHEN IN 3D MODE
SBS half is a commonly used format and should be available on many 3D TV sets. Horizontal resolution is reduced. Most active shutter displays need to use this option or TAB half. I am interested to know which looks better.
TAB half should be the best option for passive displays which use alternate lines for left and right eye. Vertical resolution is reduced compared with 2D mode but there is no additional loss of resolution on a passive display (which must reduce vertical resolution of a full height image in 3D mode).
SBS full is the closest thing to what is required for an Oculus Rift, but the necessary distortion has not been applied. There is no Oculus Rift tracking support either. You may be able to use intermediate software to use this mode on an Oculus Rift, in which case you should probably use interface scaling to reduce the height of the HUD (Options… Display… Interface).
Other changes :
Lateral and longitudinal accelerometer values now work realistically
FIX : High frequency changes in acceleration were filtered in OutSim
FIX : Helmet stayed the same after changing driver in MP replays
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS :
A FULL version of LFS 0.6E must already be installed
Open the zip file and drag the specially named LFS exe file into your LFS folder.
NOTE : You can see if the patch is correctly installed when you run
the program. At the bottom of the entry screen : 0.6E4