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2014

Cliff Notes: 2014 Season 4 Release Notes

  • New Content:
    • Holden Commodore VF V8 is now available.
    • Added a GT3 version of the existing Ford GT. This car is part of the Ford GT package so it is included if you already own the Ford GT.
    • Silver Crown & Sprint Car now have the new tire model and both car’s physics, suspension, aerodynamics, etc. have been overhauled.
    • Gateway Motorsports Park is now available featuring both oval and road configurations and night mode.
    • Added night mode to USA International Speedway.
  • Driver swaps (team driving) was added and will be utilized in official races and can be used in league events.
  • Hosted Session race-length options have been adjusted:
    • 1-hour sessions are $0.50.
    • 9-hour sessions are $4.00 instead of $4.50
    • 14-hour sessions are $6.00 instead of $7.00
    • 17-hour sessions are $7.00 instead of $8.50
    • 25-hour sessions are $9.00 instead of $12.50
  • Added support for the Oculus Rift DK2 utilizing the 0.4.2 SDK
  • The tire tread band yaw response has been improved, and is much better at low speeds, and when stopped.
  • All cars with ABS braking now have an improved ABS algorithm.
  • BWM Z4 GT3
    • Full tank of fuel now equals about 65 minutes and should take about 40 seconds to fill the tank.
    • Refilling increments from 5 liters to 1 liter with a 5 liter minimum. Pit crew now waits to change tires until refueling is finished.
    • Pit crew also now uses tires warmers to set to 80 degrees C.
  • Cadillac CTS-V Racecar
    • Improved tire so it doesn’t feel like it’s overloading while cornering. Updated to 4 way adjustable shocks.
    • Increased front bump rubber gap and max front spring rate. Rear shock travel increased to prevent engaging bump rubbers.
    • Updated brake system to use line pressures. Rear tow limit reduced to +-10mm.
  • Chevrolet Camaro & Ford Mustang Class B
    • Made rear camera paintable and updated many iRacing setups.
  • Chevrolet Impala-COT
    • Updated iRacing setups at a few tracks.
  • Chevrolet SS-Gen6 & Ford Fusion Gen-6
    • Optimized 3D model to improve frame rate and added a roof camera.
  • Dallara DW12
    • Small aero adjustments and added setups for new tracks on this season’s schedule.
  • Ford Falcon FG01 V8
    • Backfires visible and updated physics and refinements from the new Holden.
  • Ford GT
    • Wheels can now be painted.
  • HPD ARX-01c
    • Updated 6th gear rev lights in order to engage all the lights by 9900rpm.
  • McLaren MP4-12C GT3
    • Slight update to obtain correct rear wheel rates to compensate for subtle error in suspension modeling.
    • Added 30kg as part of balancing performance with other GT3 cars.
    • Rear wing adjustments now have a more noticeable effect on aero drag.
    • Updated green flag range to about 65 minutes on a full tank and a full fill should take about 40 seconds.
    • Refueling increments changed from 5 liters to 1 liter with a 5 liter minimum.
    • Pit crew now uses tire warmers set to 80 degrees C.
  • Super Late Model
    • Optimized the 3D model to improve frame rate.
  • Williams-Toyota FW31
    • Changes to the drafting to help overtaking.
  • Raised oval pacing speed 5-10mph at Atlanta, Auto Club, Charlotte, Chicagoland, Daytona, Homestead, Indy, Kansas, Kentucky, Las Vegas, Michigan, Pocono, Talladega, Texas, and Twin Ring Motegi.
  • Other various bug fixes at several different tracks.
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