Assetto Corsa Competizione Intercontinental GT Pack DLC Releases February 4

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Full v1.3 Change Log:
Changelog v1.3

GENERAL:
- Enabled Intercontinental GT Challenge Pack DLC (requires additional purchase).
- Adding 4 new tracks, a lot of new entries and relevant season and game modes:
Mount Panorama Circuit
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Suzuka Circuit
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
- Added IGTC 2019 entries and liveries.
- Added IGTC 2019 championship mode.
- Added IGTC race weekend modes (8H, 9H, 10H and 12H race weekend).
- Fix to occasional freezes with Fanatec wheels caused by having the Fanatec LED option enabled without using Fanatec hardware.
- Shared memory unmapping when quitting the game.

GAMEPLAY:
- Fix for incorrect driver stint limits in Custom Race Weekend mode.
- Fixed checkered flags seen as real flags in final race sector.
- Fixed drive-through penalty for exceeding driver stint and added S&G penalty in case of double violation.
- Pitlane logic moved from trigger to surface system for more reliable detection.
- Fixed replay driver info memory occupation.
- Better recognition of non-overtake highlights during incidents.
- Collision enabler has been changed to overlap-based system.
Collisions are enabled by mesh and no longer based on distance - fixes rare occasions when cars spawned too close to one another and continued to have no collision after the green light.
- New spawn system and track slots sorting:
Grid and fast start spawns are built at runtime, pitlane slots are sorted by spline.
- Reduced yellow flag threshold for offtrack cars.
- Added replay event type dependency in gallery replays (replay version changed).
- Reviewed formation lap and start triggers.
- Fixed issue with destructible objects in gallery replays.

UI/HUD:
- UI integration for DLC.
- Fixed MFD pitstop validity with pit window rules to be green already while on the track.
Pitstop is now shown valid in the MFD before entering pitlane when all conditions are met.
- Navigation: restored damage MFD selection logic to correct one.
- MP and Championship car selection boxes now point to the new showroom.
- Appearance update to normal/high/max priority race communication messages.
- Added more highlighted player-specific communication messages.
- Communication panel positioning and minimum message priority exposed as options in the HUD options screen.
Previously used center position can be restored via the HUD options.
- Added engine map setting display to the clutch bar in the gear widget.
- General styling updates to the gear widget.
- MFD tyreset condition indicator added in the pit strategy page of the MFD.
Brand new sets are marked white, used sets are marked with a black dot for easier selection on the fly.
- MFD pit strategy now shows both fuel to add and total fuel calculation.
- HUD and real-time widget now use official position from race start to the first split to show more reliable positions at the start and less flickering.
- "Randomize" button is now part of the Custom weather group.
- Fixed camera cycle inconsistency in replay when the car is in the pits (difference in cycle up vs. down).
- Weather forecast widget sensitivity increased.
- Added green lights widget with setting to be disabled via HUD options.
- Real-time page update in the MFD to account for lapped cars and large gaps that are not relevant for the player.
- Extra highlighting for the player row in the real time position widget for easier tracking.

GRAPHICS:
- Fixed near plane with F7 free camera (now depends on camera distance from the focused car).
- Alternative rendering method for marbles.
NOTE: works only when material quality is set to MID (should help when using FXAA).
- Additional custom templates for the Porsche 991II GT3 Cup and Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo cars.
- Improved car visibility system when max opponent visibility setting is used.
Cars in pitlane should now be ignored when on track to not steal focus for cars driving in front. Cars in front also have render priority over cars behind the player.
- Disabled behind-player-car light cone optimization for opponent cars in chasecam and dashpro views to fix an unwanted pop-in effect.
- 3D grass updates on all tracks.
- Unique display brightness curves for individual tracks.
- Fixed national flags going hectic during the pause menu.
- Updated season-independent numberplate/banner layouts for custom cars and custom game modes in all seasons.
- Fix for issue with car decals when car visibility limit is used.

PHYSICS:
- All cars BOP assignments for IGTC circuits.
- All cars have now safe, aggressive and wet presets for new IGTC circuits.
- Audi R8 LMS EVO new Spa aggressive preset.
- Bentley 2018 new Spa aggressive setup.
- Honda NSX GT3 (old) new Silverstone aggressive preset.
- Honda NSX GT3 EVO rev limiter tweaks.
- Lexus RC F GT3 all presets modified brake balance.
- Slipstream optimization in CPU performance with many AI cars.
- Chassis flex optimization in CPU performance with many AI cars.
- Slipstream simulation fine tuning. Leading car now gains less speed, while following car gains more.
- Tyre model fine tuning. Pressure sensitivity and influence on flex and slip angle/ratio.
- Wet tyre wear and grip adjustments.
- Slick tyres now drain less water on wet track.
- Porsche 991II GT3-R performance tweaks on sprint circuits.
- Optimizations to AI CPU occupancy.
- Fixed brake wear after loading a saved game.
- Fixed occasional bug with broken suspensions when pitting after loading a saved game.
- Fix for MoTeC not saving if username had special characters.
- MoTeC now exports in 200hz frequency for suspension travel, wheel speed, dampers and relative math channels.
- MoTeC new channels export on/off when suspension travel touches bumpstops.
- Improved engine response at low revs and manual clutch release scenarios for easier starts.
Also improves driveability for "starting over grass after a spin" scenarios.
- Less sensitive launch control activation.
Now needs almost 100% accelerator to engage. Improves slow launches with clutch without engaging always.

AUDIO:
- Improved "Green flag" message timing at the race start.
- New crew chief/spotter messages.

MULTIPLAYER:
- All tracks in base content now have 50 slots for private MP.
- Server formation trigger is set 500m earlier when full-lap formation is used.
- Cars are now always positioned in 45 degrees in FP and Q sessions.
- Player car is now locked until green flag + 20 seconds when teleported from the grid or formation lap.
- Added IGTC tracks to server configuration: kyalami_2019, mount_panorama_2019, suzuka_2019, laguna_seca_2019.
NOTE: non-DLC owners can also set up servers with DLC tracks.
- Formation lap type is now configurable via settings.json: New system (default), old system (with limiter), free (for private servers)
- New Formation lap type for Multiplayer, including position tracking widget - to be used in official and CP servers and optional in private MP servers.
Guidelines:
- In "Single file" phase, player must follow the target widget, it should be relaxed enough to allow for warming up tyres and brakes.
Being out of target by significant margins results in teleport to pits.
- In "Double file" phase, players should find their target position as soon as possible and hold speed and side once there.
- In "Pre-green" phase (when the speed delta appears), players must lock their speed to the delta.
Speeding or moving out of lateral and longitudinal position during the pre-green phase grants a penalty based on severity.
The system works on a protect-the-innocent basis, the player can ignore what other cars are doing around them, the important thing to pay attention to is their own position and speed.
Collisions are disabled during the formation lap and regained once any overlap is ended.
- New dynamic fast formation spawns for MP.
- Server and client penalties now correctly accumulate.
- Server post-race time penalties are now applied on top of mid-race penalties.
- Pitlane speeding in non-race sessions no longer disqualifies the player, only teleports the client back to the pits.
- Fixed missing lap countdown for Race Control penalties.
- Temporarily disabled server settings: "isRaceLocked" (active by default) and event rules "driverStintTimeSec" and "maxTotalDrivingTime".
- Updated server admin handbook to provisional version 6a.

RATINGS:
- Added new track medals for DLC owners.
- TR rating now scales dependent on DLC ownership.
- SA Trust generation adjustments.
- CP servers will run DLC tracks in a parallel schedule.
- CP servers will adaptively select DLC tracks on unknown track days when a large majority of registrations owns the DLC.
 
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I don't have this game, but that is an impressive list of content and fixes/improvements right there! Isn't this company small? Puts even PD's updates to shame.

I bow my hat to this company. Keep up the good work! 👍
 

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4 tracks and a proper scheme for the 720, this pack is fantastic for $15!

Now I just need to get my cockpit fixed and have some fun!
 
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Just needs a couple more updates and some decent pad implementation this time around and it will be a ps5 must. Graphics certainly look impressive with high res scans / weather. Its nice of the PC community to iron out the bugs for the rest of us later on...
 
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Just needs a couple more updates and some decent pad implementation this time around and it will be a ps5 must. Graphics certainly look impressive with high res scans / weather. Its nice of the PC community to iron out the bugs for the rest of us later on...
ACC will be huge when it goes to ps5. The fidelity of the game is unrivaled. I can't tell you how many competition races I miss because I get lost practicing and tweaking setups only to realize the race started 30mins ago lol as a 30yo Boomer who's been league racing for years on every sim from GT Sport to iracing, I have never found a sim where I can stay in one car, on one track for hours without realizing how much time has gone by. It's a freaking masterpiece
 
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So GT sport and pc2 Bathurst I could never do better than a 2:05 lap time and I've already got into 2:03's with 60L in the car while getting my track medals, and I played those games for years. That just shows how ACC makes you a better driver by having to get the racing lines and braking points perfect
 

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Message from Marco on Facebook: :)

We spent almost 12 months in the making, that reminds me I taken the decision to produce and invest a considerable amount of money and efforts on it far far before we released the base game. I’m not a gambler, I simply know how amazing are the people I work with, and how our audience supports our job.
That’s why I’m so glad to see how our fans are loving this first additional package.
-“First?!
Oppss...
 
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Message from Marco on Facebook: :)

We spent almost 12 months in the making, that reminds me I taken the decision to produce and invest a considerable amount of money and efforts on it far far before we released the base game. I’m not a gambler, I simply know how amazing are the people I work with, and how our audience supports our job.
That’s why I’m so glad to see how our fans are loving this first additional package.
-“First?!
Oppss...
That is awesome to hear!!
 

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So GT sport and pc2 Bathurst I could never do better than a 2:05 lap time and I've already got into 2:03's with 60L in the car while getting my track medals, and I played those games for years. That just shows how ACC makes you a better driver by having to get the racing lines and braking points perfect

It’s not just your driving it’s also the way ACC simulates the drive.

You actually have realistic high downforce GT3 levels of grip.

Go into a corner carrying a bit more speed than you’re used to, let off the brakes completely and just steer. The car will make the turn as it does in real GT3 cars.

It’s quite incredible how Aris has recreated the physics.
Try this in any other sim and you’ll understeer into a wall.
 

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Message from Marco on Facebook: :)

We spent almost 12 months in the making, that reminds me I taken the decision to produce and invest a considerable amount of money and efforts on it far far before we released the base game. I’m not a gambler, I simply know how amazing are the people I work with, and how our audience supports our job.
That’s why I’m so glad to see how our fans are loving this first additional package.
-“First?!
Oppss...

It will be interesting to see what else they add. Granted it will obviously be limited to SRO related stuff but they have quite a few interesting things that would be cool.
 
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It’s not just your driving it’s also the way ACC simulates the drive.

You actually have realistic high downforce GT3 levels of grip.

Go into a corner carrying a bit more speed than you’re used to, let off the brakes completely and just steer. The car will make the turn as it does in real GT3 cars.

It’s quite incredible how Aris has recreated the physics.
Try this in any other sim and you’ll understeer into a wall.
For sure. And diff preload has a huge effect on what you can do
 
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It will be interesting to see what else they add. Granted it will obviously be limited to SRO related stuff but they have quite a few interesting things that would be cool.
SRO means they have GTWC America or Asia (same cars, different tracks) or GT4 cars
And don't forget that SRO makes the British GT (GT3 & GT4) and French GT4 championships
Also there is the SRO TC Championshios that have the TCR cars

I guess ACC could expand a lot on tracks and cars
 

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Hotfix

Changelog v1.3.1:

- Logging re-enabled.
- First and full name now displayed in driver swap widget.
- Fixed formation widget sticking when switching from a MP session to a SP one.
- 50 slots for private MP at Kyalami.
- Fixed scripted rolling start positions with random client disconnections.
- More permissive threshold on lateral positions during scripted formation.
- Penalties now clear on session restart.
- Admin command added to clear all penalties ("clear_all").
- Updated BMW M6 GT3 Mount Panorama aggressive setup.
- Updated Bathurst-spec Bentley M-Sport liveries.
 
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SRO means they have GTWC America or Asia (same cars, different tracks) or GT4 cars
And don't forget that SRO makes the British GT (GT3 & GT4) and French GT4 championships
Also there is the SRO TC Championshios that have the TCR cars

I guess ACC could expand a lot on tracks and cars

SRO is also behind the FIA GT3 World Cup Final in Macau. So, Macau could be another possibility. GT4 would be my favorite, though. This class is underrepresented in all current sims, even in Raceroom we are still missing the Audi, Mercedes, Aston and Mclaren GT4s.
 

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I think Mr. Perel likes it :D


GT4 would be my favorite, though. This class is underrepresented in all current sims, even in Raceroom we are still missing the Audi, Mercedes, Aston and Mclaren GT4s.
GT4 would be great, but knowing how much research and data analysis they did just for the GT3 class I'm wondering if there will be too much work involved for a DLC.
 

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Didn't get a chance to try this out last night as Newcastle decided to concede two late goals before winning in extra time! Should be home early today so itching to give it a blast.
 

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I went to a Newcastle match once - in 2000 something - against Middlesbrough. It was one of the most boring matches I have ever witnessed (no offence :) get it?). Next to me sat a middle-aged sort of grumpy man uttering expletives at regular intervals. Never heard anyone swear so many times within 2 hours. In thick Geordie dialect mind you.
It made for some good laughs on the way back to Norway though, so it wasn't a complete waste. :D

Sorry for the complete off-topic.
 
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Kyalami is a really good track. Just had a few laps on it in an R8, excellent flow to it and a few really tricky corners. I then did some laps at Bathurst in the Shadow!

I've been keeping an eye on this DLC for a while, never known Kyalami to be in a game. Good price for 4 excellent tracks.
 
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The new start system in comp races caught me out last night lol went from P2 to getting a DT penalty and finished 9th at Cataluyna lol. I like it though just wasn't prepared
 

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I went to a Newcastle match once - in 2000 something - against Middlesbrough. It was one of the most boring matches I have ever witnessed (no offence :) get it?). Next to me sat a middle-aged sort of grumpy man uttering expletives at regular intervals. Never heard anyone swear so many times within 2 hours. In thick Geordie dialect mind you.
It made for some good laughs on the way back to Norway though, so it wasn't a complete waste. :D

Sorry for the complete off-topic.
The football hasn't got any better!
 

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I haven't raced much in a long while, and haven't consistently used my wheel in an even longer amount of time. Just gave a few cars a whirl on Laguna and, man, am I rusty as 🤬. Missing apexes, eating too much of the corner, missing my braking points, etc.

Anyone have good G27 settings? Because, for crying out loud, this is brutal. :lol: