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New Life for Speed Update Adds Improved Blackwood Track

The Live for Speed Development team has released a new update for their long-running sim racing title, improving a much-loved venue.

The Live for Speed Development team has released a new update for their long-running sim racing title, improving a much-loved venue.

With update 0.6R, the title’s popular Blackwood track is receiving a major overhaul, including new textures and details as well as a new historic layout.

Furthermore, the title’s open config mode will now allow players to explore a new industrial estate area with their cars as well.

Changelog

New Blackwood environment :

– New textures, geometry and detail improvements all around
– New Historic configuration (similar to GP but without chicane)
– New industrial estate area available when open config selected

Other incompatible changes :

XRG / XRT / FZ5 maximum steering angle increased to 45 degrees
Spawn position now disables “Could not join : Start is blocked”
Maximum number of layout objects increased to 2100 (was 1800)

InSim :

Reduced the frequency of IS_OBH packets due to Blackwood kerbs
IS_OBH is always reported, as before, for movable objects
FZR driving through Blackwood estate TYRE contacts no longer report IS_OBH for unmovable objects
BODY contacts also report unmovable objects played in a layout

Interface :

New small map view for open configs / car parks / autocross areas
Small map opacity can now be set for light and dark map colours
Improvements on track selection screen using the area maps

Graphics :

Shadows are no longer cast updwards or towards the light
Ambient (non-direct) shadow darkness now depends on distance
Skid marks now remain when race restarts (excluding replays)
Increased LOD distances of humans / drivers / marshalls
Skid marks are now visible on unmovable layout objects

Blackwood overview Misc :

Westhill paths adjusted and regenerated to avoid graphical holes
Autocross paths regenerated and physical hole fixed at skid pad
New text command /lang X to load language (data\language\X.txt)

Fixes :

FIX : LFS could crash using /axload with a long layout name
FIX : Traffic lights did not work after texture resolution change
FIX : Message text was faded on entering free view from escape menu
FIX : Removed message “Side mirror – point too central”

[boxdownload]Download Live for Speed Version 0.6R Here[/boxdownload]
  • VirtuaIceMan

    Life for Speed in title, oops

  • Paul Pantel

    YAY! time to re-install live for speed again because new track!

  • Xteria

    The car models look antiquated by todays standards and in comparison to “some” of the tracks.

  • Kev

    I’m in. Still some of the best physics and FFB in the industry. Have they improved AI at all in the last few years?

  • Xteria

    1 week on and still the games title is incorrectly spelled…

  • steve30x

    Wats Life for speed?

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