[PC] Assetto Corsa

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Dear AC followers,

we are glad to introduce you to the 0.21 release of Assetto Corsa on Steam Early Access. This version introduces some heavy upgrades and new features that represent a step ahead going to the 1.0 release.

New content: Classic Team Lotus Type 98T
Finally this awesome car is available in the Assetto Corsa's garage: the legendary single seater with which Ayrton Senna has wrote some of the most beatiful pages in the motorsport history is waiting for you: Equipped with a small 1.5litres engine that represents the peak of the legendary turbo era, producing over 800bhp at race boost of around 3.5bar and more than 1200bhp at qualifying trim and over 5bar turbo boost! The downforce generated by the big wings and massive diffuser is even more than what modern F1 cars are capable of. Nevertheless, the extreme pitch sensitivity, stalling issues of the diffuser and unbelievably exponential power delivery of the twin turbo's, will challenge your skills not only to try and go fast with this car, but to actually keep it on track! Just a single lap will make you understand why there was just one man on the planet, capable of driving this monster close to its limits and on to pole position!

New Multiplayer
We have worked very hard to improve the multiplayer routines: we have recognized that some of the limits of the previous netcode didn't allow gamers to get the maximum satisfaction, in particular when some gamers was performing high ping values. We are glad to announce that the netcode of the new version doesn't represent an improvement of the previous one, but it has been rewrote from scratch. The results of our private betatesting gave us an excellent feedback, and we are confident you will get a very improved multiplayer experience. Please notice that this new version, Assetto Corsa requires increased server bandwidth. Professional dedicated servers shouldn't have any problems at all, but users that wish to host session on their local home connection, should start with a very low client number and slowly raise the number until they find the limits of their connection.
The following bandwidth requirements are a conservative guideline, your results may vary:
Clients = Kilobytes /sec upstream
5 = 23KB/s
8 = 66KB/s
10 = 106KB/s
15 = 247KB/s
20 = 448KB/s
25 = 708KB/s
30 = 1026KB/s

New Multiplayer features
New multiplayer mode without booking request. The number of servers and users wishing to easily join pickup servers has caught us by surprise. We never immagined such a big success of casual multiplayer sessions with Assetto Corsa. As such, it was evident that the actual booking system, specifically thought for leagues and organized racing, was not doing a good job. We’re introducing a new “pickup” multiplayer mode without booking sessions.
The new “pickup” system, permits a server to be configured without booking sessions. An entry list must be configured properly, with only the cars that will be present in the server.
Clients can filter from the UI and search just for non booking servers. Then simply select a car and join the server at whatever session (practice, qualifying or race), at any time as many times as they wish.
At the current state the “pickup” system does not permit a specific skin selection from the client and we’re pretty sure that needs more testing in order to iron out possible bugs. Please help us by pointing out bugs at our official support forums. We are looking to have multiple hotfixes during the following week, in order to deliver a stable version for August vacations.

Artificial Intelligence
Working on the Lotus Type 98T, we have had also the chance to analyze some issues related to the stability of some of the most performing cars that feature a active aero system: the Lotus Type 98T produces very high drag and downforce values, that change costantly and dynamically with pitch, speed and throttle position. All of that, together with the incredible power and speed that this car is capable of, resulted in multiple critical situations for our AI. The new AI improvements, not only manages to mantain the Lotus 98T on track, but also improve the AI behaviour of the other cars. More improvements are on the way, following optimizations of the new code.

Graphics engine
As anticipated some weeks ago, this build performs some new graphics libraries: you will notice some improved post-processing effects, including DOF (depth of field), bloom, tone mapping, FXAA and more. There are some additional features included in the graphics option menu that will allow users to choose different scenarios. This version does not include most of the effects that will be included in future and that will represent a huge step ahead: before to introduce other features, we want to be sure about stability and performance of this upgrade.

Next updates
As always, we'll monitor all the forum activities in order to find and resolve eventual issues and bugs that might show up, due to the numerous new features included in this update. We will provide if needed, multiple hotfixes and feature updates in the following days. The next main build is expected to be released on Friday, 29th of August

FMOD sound engine
The implementation of FMOD sound engine is going well: as soon as we will be able to provide a comparison video between the current version and the new build featuring FMOD, we'll show you the benefits of this upgrade: this step represents a huge challenge, because it requires a total conversion of old samples and the creation of new ones. Also, new effects will be included in order to create an immersive sound environment that can guarantee an immersive experience. We believe that the final result is well worth the investment requested.

Spa Francorchamps Circuit
The modeling of Spa-Francorchamps has been almost completed: as you might know, this track will be included in the 1.0 version of Assetto Corsa (and this might suggest you that 1.0 version isn't too far). During this summer we will release some videos and pictures that will give you an idea of what to expect from this awesome and legendary circuit.

Future upgrades, contents and partnerships
Considering the time involved to schedule and manage the production of new contents, we are working in advance to provide you tons of new contents even after 1.0 release, with new car brands licensed and models to be unveiled soon. We recognize that trying to stay focused on the development of the main build and on some new activities, we haven't shared enough work in progress pics and videos for a while: don't worry, we'll surprise you again. Stay tuned on www.facebook.com/Assetto.corsa to discover all the incoming news!

KUNOS Simulazioni is expanding
The Early Access program has been very successful, exceeding our expectations, and it's about to end. Thanks to this results, KUNOS Simulazioni has welcomed some additional programmers and graphics modellers that are already involved in current and future productions, thanks to their experience matured working on AAA games. We are grateful of the amazing response of the community towards Assetto Corsa and we try our best to give you the best racing game we are able to make. Thank you very much for your incredible support: see you on track!
 
Wow, de netcode is drastisch verbeterd.

Net een race gereden met twee mensen met een ping onder de 50 en bewegingen van hun auto's waar erg realistisch. Nog niet op het niveau van iRacing, maar getting there. Geweldige update ook verder met heel veel fixes die het publiek verzocht heeft.

Lotus 98T voelt als een mak lammetje, totdat je doorhebt dat je de turbo boost kunt wijzigen met de knoppen 1 tot 0. 1 = 10% Turbo boost. Dan rijdt hij echt zo eenvoudig als de Fabarth. Maar als je hem op 100% zet, is het bijna niet te doen bij uitacceleren. Senna moet echt een monster zijn geweest met deze auto :).

Als het weer koeler is binnenkort eens met wat mensen van hier een server joinen?
 

Tjello

Active member
Ik heb een server opgezet:

Naam: Digitalracing.nl Funserver
Wachtwoord: drtest

De server draait op een virtuele server die ik huur, ik heb geen idee over de prestaties. Feedback is welkom ;)

Op dit moment heb ik de BMW 1M op Mugello, wil dit eigenlijk wekelijks rouleren. Post suggesties en ik maak een lijst ervoor :)
 
Gisteren hebben Wilfred en ik op een server een race gereden. Daarvoor had ik al een aantal keer geprobeerd om op servers te komen, maar kreeg steeds de melding "Checksum mismatch. Kicked". Dit kwam waarschijnlijk doordat er gisteravond nog een nieuwe update was uitgerold die bij mij al was doorgevoerd, maar nog niet op die servers.

Maar goed, het racen. Was erg geslaagd. Ik moet nog wel erg wennen aan de extra informatie die je op je scherm kunt tonen. Zo miste ik bijvoorbeeld de F3 (Relatives uit iRacing) zodat je kunt zien hoeveel tijd je op de persoon voor en achter je hebt.

Marcel, bedankt voor het opzetten van een server.
 
Mooi dat hierboven enthousiasme is :).

Nog een leuk iets: sinds deze update kun je de server ook instellen zonder 'booking'. Dus server aanklikken en gelijk joinen, no matter in welke sessie de server is.

Gisteren Snoopy's Nordschleife versie 1.1 gedownload en een server met BMW Gr. A DTM gejoined op de ring. Server stond op 24 uur kwalificatie. Was dus eigenlijk een soort toeristenfahren met zo'n 30 beemers op de ring. Waar ik ook was op de ring, constant verscheen ergens wel een beemer voor of achter me.

Echt dikke pret gehad. Langste 'casual' fun sinds lange tijden met simracen. Niet gaan voor tijden of winst, maar gewoon op de ring rondraggen met een leuke bak en andere mensen om je heen.

Dikke aanrader :).
 

Tjello

Active member
Ik heb booking idd uitgezet, het is even kijken hoe en wat. Voornaamste is of die virtuele server een aantal clients aan kan.

De Ring met wat speelgoed is natuurlijk erg leuk :)
 

Knight

Senior Member
Ik heb net geprobeerd om de server van Marcel te joinen, maar in de lijst met beschikbare auto's stonden geen auto's. Als ik op join klikte gaf AC aan dat ik een auto moest selecteren, maar dat is me niet gelukt ;). Ik vind het ook zeker leuk om een keer een server de joinen met wat anderen.
 

Tjello

Active member
Ah, vreemd probleem, k ervaar het ook. Het heeft iets met het omzetten van booking systeem te maken want daarvoor kon ik gewoon inloggen.

Ik kijk er vanavond even op mijn gemak heen heren.
 
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