This update is largely focused on FFB, physics and AI developments, but it also features a large assemble of improvements & fixes in all fronts, adds the option to save Replays to your Replay Gallery , new options to the HUD system along with new gameplay features and the first stage of our revamped lighting, featuring HDR & climate revisions.
As usual, when there are substantial physics & FFB changes some recallibration is in order to bring car-specific FFB & AI values up to the latest specs – both of those fronts have already been largely revised to suit the new developments but it may take another build to get the best of them for all cars in the game.
There is one last round of FFB developments to come before v1.0, at which point the “Old Default” profile will be discontinued. We recommend switching to “New Default” in the FFB configuration screen if you haven´t done so already.
With this FFB update tyre flatspots from a hard wheel lock-up under braking will be more perceptible in high performance slicks,, although currently most tyre compounds will allow for only mild tread flatspotting – further development to come here.
Be advised you must reset your car setups to properly experience recent physics developments – setup changes are auto-saved and reloaded whenever you choose the same car so if you have an old setup change it will still be applying with potentially incompatible changes from the new build- to avoid such issues, upon loading a car in v0.9.2.1 make sure to go into Setup screen & click “reset to default”; if in doubt or to assure you´re running current default settings, a fresh player profile is recommend (you can create a fresh profile by deleting your local My Docs/Automobilista 2 folder – be advised this will delete all your game settings).
UI & HUD
Added Replay Gallery
Added “Save Replay” button to replay screen (only available at end of session)
Fixed “Cancel” button not working on keybinding and similar confirmation screen
Removed redundant ABS / TC ranges from setup screens of cars with no assists available & disable TC/SC/ABS values from Gameplay options screen when aids are ‘OFF’ or ‘Authentic’
Added KERS / BOOST / P2P display to HUD;
Slightly increased width of leaderboard and added a first pass strategy for longer driver names
Applied grey text for position and driver name text for AI drivers
Added ‘Full’ variant of car info HUD gadget (enable via hud editor)
Fixed telemetry screen unit text localisation
Fixed telemetry screen right side temp bars escaping tire outline
Corrected number of corners for Kyalami (15) & Santa Cruz (14)
Corrected vehicle stats for Karts & Trucks
Fixed page title on in-game gameplay options screen
FFB calculations now account for any change in caster trail and scrub radius, with improved braking feel, overall smoother output & better weight transfer feel
Fixed issues with FFB spiking & occasionally producing strong jolts when wheels loose contact with ground (load loss) and added filtering to smoothen out abrupt transitions
When front tyres are not loaded FFB will now present only gyroscopic torque, fixing bug that could cause steering to get very heavy in some airborne situations
Improved parking force function
Thoroughly revised tyre physics for all cars
Revised FFB values for all cars to suit new tyre physics & FFB developments
Fixed error in Ultima Race / P1 tyre treads resulting in a much faster hard tyre compound;
Added initial implementation of Push-to-Pass rules & functionalities for Stock Car V8 (still missing first lap block, 5s delay between pressing button & boost deployment, windshield LEDs for boost use/availability)
Added KERS functionality to F-Reiza;
Added temporary max boost button for F-Classic Gen1 cars
Revised ERS system for F-Ultimate
Thoroughly revised brake systems for all cars covering response curve, torque, optimal temp ranges, effects of being off temperature, cooling properties & default brake pressure
Removed brake duct values from cars that don´t have one
Fixed error in F-Classic Gen1 (both models) diffuser properties leading to no loss of aero efficiency with yaw & other diffuser revisions
Reduced undertray scrape friction for all cars
Set default Traction Control setting to 10% for all cars when the assist is enabled
Adjusted head physics properties & reduced range of movement
Revised body aero effects for MRX, Roco, StockV8, Sigma P1
Further reduced body drag for all Caterhams
Revised Super V8 power, weight, weight distribution to more up-to-date references