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Release notes: 2018 season 3 patch 1

Posted: Jun 14 at 15:24  /  by

iRacing released their first patch of the season, after already releasing a hot fix last week. Read the full release notes of this patch below.

Change log

Connectivity 
IPv6 network protocol connection fallback to IPv4 now occurs automatically.

When connecting the Simulation to an online session, the Simulation has the ability to use either the IPv4 or the IPv6 network protocol (assuming your computer and your network have IPv6 fully enabled). You may enable the Simulation’s use of IPv6 on the Members website, in the “Settings” area of the central navigation bar. If you can move the “USE IPv6” Slider to On, and it stays there after refreshing the page, then your computer has IPv6 enabled, and the Simulation will prefer to use IPv6 when connecting to any of our race servers that also support IPv6. With this build, if the connection attempt to a race server failed using IPv6, the Simulation now automatically instead tries to use IPv4 to make the connection.

Race Control 
Race Control will be tolerant of a small mistake if you touch or cross the race track surface while trying to stay down on the apron for pit exits.

Dynamic Track 
The computations for the number of marbles created and picked up during track initialization has been adjusted to be more sensitive to the work being done by the tires.

Visual Effects
A new jumbotron animation has been added. 

Fixed the appearance of distortion particles with Particle Detail set to Medium.

Adjusted the grass debris effect.

Audio 
Backfires and gear shifting sounds for stockcars have been improved.

Peripherals 
Fixed a possible crashing issue triggered by the Razer LED backlight when Chroma is not fully installed.

Telemetry 
Colon (“:” characters will be automatically removed from user provided Session strings (such as from Team Names) to ensure code functionality.

A new telemetry Session string entry has been added: “DriverInfo:DriverCarEngCylinderCount:”. This will tell you how many cylinders are in the vehicle engine.

Macros
The “L” and “R” commands have been added to the pit macro help string. Type “#help” in the chat window to see a full list of the pit macros.

Cars

Dirt Midget 
The left-side arm guard panel has been removed.

Ferrari 488 GTE
2018 Season 3 BoP Adjustment: Aero downforce and engine torque have each been reduced slightly.

Modified – SK
The nerf bars on this vehicle are now a paintable vehicle part.  Users will need to update any custom car textures they may have for this change.

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

NASCAR K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala
Engine sounds have been improved.

Season setups have been updated.

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet SS 
Season setups have been updated.

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Fusion 
Engine sounds have been improved.

Season setups have been updated.

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry 
Fixed an issue with the bloom effect on the digital display.

Season setups have been updated.

NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang and Toyota Camry
Engine sounds have been improved.

Porsche 911 RSR 
The dash-mounted slip lamp display has been adjusted to display the information provided by Laurens Vanthoor.

  • The display functions as follows:
    • The left and right side display above the dash are for the left and right side tires respectively.
    •  The display indicates wheel lock by showing purple lights for the left and right front tires, yellow lights for the left and right rear tires.
    • When traction control is activated, the lights will turn a solid blue color.

Baseline setup has been updated.

Subaru WRX STI 
2018 Season 3 BoP Adjustment: Engine torque reduced slightly. Minor adjustment to vehicle mass and inertia properties.

Super Late Model 
Fixed an issue with the left-front suspension.

Season setups have been updated.

 

Tracks

Daytona circa 2007 
The apron material for all configs at this track are now dirt instead of sand.

Daytona International Speedway 
The apron material for all configs at this track are now dirt instead of sand.

ISM Raceway 
Pit road adjustments including:

  • Speed limit box now appears earlier.
  • A merge line has been added.
  • Pace car entry and exit has been adjusted.

Michigan International Speedway – 2014 
Pit merge line has been adjusted away from the racing surface slightly.

Pace Car entry has been adjusted slightly.

Texas Motor Speedway 
(Road Course Long) – Starting grid stall maximum amount has been increased to 60.