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Release notes: 2018 season 3 hotfix 1

Posted: Jun 7 at 15:02  /  by

After the release of the new build last season, iRacing is releasing an hot fix today. Below you find the release notes for this hot fix.

Change log

iRacing BETA Interface
When creating a Hosted Event through the iRacing BETA Interface, you can now specify a Starting Track Usage for different Sessions within the event, including Heat Racing, to customize your experience. You may also select to have the Track State carryover from one Session to the next.

Rallycross
Fixed an issue where Rallycross trusses were invisible on lower graphics settings.

Visual Effects
Adjusted the lighting on grass particles and improved the performance.

Adjusted dust effects.

Fixed an issue where trees would not appear at some tracks.

Shadows
The graphics option, “Object Self Shadowing”, has been added to the in-Sim Options screen.

  • This option will enable/disable the extra self-shadowing on Track-Side Objects (TSOs).

Improved shadow performance slightly.

Fixed an issue where tunnels could cast shadows above them, onto the overlying track surface, with certain graphics settings.

Cars

Dallara IR18
Season setups have been updated.

Dirt Street Stock
Fixed an issue where duplicate switches could be seen on the control console in the cockpit.

Ferrari 488 GTE
LED light strips have been added back onto the mirrors for this vehicle.

Indycar Dallara circa 2011
Fixed an issue where this vehicle was using the incorrect wheel models.

Ruf RT 12R
The brakelight texture has been adjusted to reduce the bloom effect.

Fixed an issue where opponent cars could appear to float above the track surface.

Modified – SK
Season setups have been updated.

NASCAR Camping World Chevrolet Silverado & Toyota Tundra
Season setups have been updated.

NASCAR K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala
Season setups have been updated.

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet SS, Ford Fusion, and Toyota Camry
Season setups have been updated.

NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, and Toyota Camry 
Season setups have been updated.

Porsche 911 RSR
Fuel cell capacity is now correctly set to 106 liters.

Fuel consumption rate has been increased to account for the proper setting of the fuel cell size in the Garage.

Baseline setup has been updated to pass tech with a greater amount of fuel.

Adjusted headlight flashing.

Super Late Model
Season setups have been updated.

Tracks:

Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle
Various environment texture improvements.

Reduced graphics rendering strain in some areas, and adjusted object LODs to increase performance.

Homestead Miami Speedway
Adjusted the pit lane exit slightly.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Adjusted the pit lane exit slightly.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway
(Oval) – Fixed an issue where a driver could get a black flag when exiting pit road.

Lime Rock Park
Adjusted several environment objects to better utilize the new shadow system.

Michigan International Speedway – 2014
Adjusted some merge-line checkpoints to alleviate unwarranted black flags.

Pocono Raceway
Adjusted the pit lane exit slightly.

Pocono Raceway – 2011
Adjusted the pit lane exit slightly.

Texas Motor Speedway
(Oval) – Fixed an issue where a driver could get a black flag when exiting pit road.