Project CARS 2 Patch and Update Discussion

Discussion in 'Project CARS 2' started by jake2013guy, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. jake2013guy

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    With the notes being released for Patch 1.03, I'd say it's time for a Patch and Update discussion thread.

    • Reenabled HDR.
    • Several enhancements and improvements to Career Mode.
    • Several enhancements and improvements to the in-game HUD.
    • Enhancements and improvements to Time Trial, Director and Broadcast modes.
    • Enhancements and improvements to Photo Mode.
    • Support for larger saved replays.
    • Several enhancements and improvements for online play.
    • Several enhancements and improvements to AI.
    • Smaller tweaks to Motorsport Presets, car handling, pit stops, vehicle graphics, rendering and special effects.

    AI
    • Various Cornering and Racing Line improvements across various tracks
    • Improvements to AI Balancing in Snow and Rain
    • First Attempt at improving simulated race times.
    Setups
    • Fix for the delay when entering the setup screen
    Other
    • Fixed crash when using large Super Sampling values
    • Fix for an intermittent crash caused by missing animated meshes
    • Fix for lobby browsing and filtering that prevented players from joining some sessions

    • Improved driving line assist.
    • Various AI behavioural and race line improvements.
    • Multiple improvements and enhancements to multiplayer, and lobby handling.
    • Improvements and enhancements to audio and sound effects.
    • Improvements and enhancements to replays and replay cameras.
    • USB keyboard support improved.
    • Improvements, enhancements and fixes to Career flow.
    • Enhancements to various cars’ handling and standard setup improvements.
    • Tweaks and fixes to Achievement / Trophy unlock logic.
    • Tweaks and fixes to setup UI and flow.
    • Improved default assists for gamepad users.
    • Fixes and improvements to headlights and brake lights.
    • Fixes and improvements to ICM appearance and functionality.
    • Improvements and enhancements to steering wheel support.
    • Fixes and improvements to certain weather / tyre combinations.
    • Optimisations to tracks across the game.
    • Myriad render and performance tweaks and improvements.
     
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  2. FuriousDemon

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    I want to know when that special DLC drops with Ian’s guitar solos replacing in game music :lol:
     
  3. jake2013guy

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    In addition to in game music. Stephen Baysted's music is awesome and I'm not an Orchestra guy.
     
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  4. SlipZtrEm

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    I wouldn't.

    A new thread can be made for each patch. It's far more user-friendly than one giant monolithic thread that may or may not be updated.
     
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  5. jake2013guy

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    I can see your point completely. However, the game could be supported for about a year like PC1 was so that's a lot of threads.
     
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  6. TRGTspecialist

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    Would appreciate it if someone could post the patch size here as soon as it's known - as usual I need to plan ahead if I'm gonna have a chance to get this downloaded on launch day!
     
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  7. jod08

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    Not sure what platform your are on. But if you have pre-ordered on the ps4 the game will auto download from today but be locked until midnight Thursday i believe.
     
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    Pre-ordered on PS4 but it's a physical copy, so I only have to worry about downloading the day one patch (once the disc arrives of course; no guarantees that will happen on Friday either.....).
     
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  9. LPlates

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    /nitpick mode on

    Midnight Friday (aka 0:00 or first thing)

    People that are quoting 21st are referring to 23:59.59 which is really misleading.
     
  10. jod08

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    lmfao it's midnight Thursday! Night comes after day so how can it be midnight Friday.
     
  11. paulpg87

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    It Can be already downloaded? I'm asking cause i already have the game (in Italy release date is 21st and Amazon Just gave me my copy but i'm at work)
     
  12. LPlates

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    It's precisely this common misconception that has lead to the confusion.

    Midnight is defined as 0:00hrs or 12am which is the start of each day.
     
  13. F1Racer68

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    Except that it is appearing to be a Global launch so some of us are getting it on the 21st. According to Steam, I will be playing at 18:00 EDT Thursday, Sep 21st.

    Europe will be playing by 23:00 BST on the 21st.
     
  14. lobosrul

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    Yup, 6PM on US east coast, 3PM on the west coast, according to the Steam countdown.

    Steam has always done global releases AFAIK... otherwise we'd all just set our clocks to whichever timezone got the game first.
     
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  15. TexasTyme214

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    Is patch 1.03 the day one patch? I've read on GTP that patch 1.04 will feature driver swaps. If 1.03 is #1, swaps come soon after that.
     
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    I don't think this is true on console. I know it launches at midnight in the U.K. and here on the east coast according to the PSN store. Which makes it seem like it's a midnight local time launch.
     
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    The last time I checked it showed 11PM CST on Thursday.

    Granted I can't see myself staying up that late so as long as it's available Friday morning I'm not to worried about the actual release time. :lol:
     
  18. F1Racer68

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    Well, that's unfortunate. I will shed a tear for you then while I play right after my supper tomorrow night.

    Just another privelige we of the PC Master Race get (SARCASM!!) :lol:
     
  19. ozwheels

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    There's always a way to play early. ;)
     
  20. F1Racer68

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    I won't tell anyone if you don't ;)
     
  21. jake2013guy

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    If I get the game delivered to me tomorrow, I can play it tomorrow. :D
     
  22. F1Racer68

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    Steam launch is global release. North Americans on PC will be playing tomorrow afternoon. 18:00 EDT, 15:00 PDT.
     
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    I was not aware of that... 6 PM EST is good for me, i thought i was only going to play on Friday. So lost with the countdown thread i ended up setting Friday in my internal clock.
     
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  24. Andy404

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    On PS4 the patch is roughly 13gb
     

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  25. LGee19

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    Your kidding right. What an absolute joke! I only get 8gb a month

    Jeez what do they have packed into that 13gb because it better be gold.
     
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  26. FuriousDemon

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    I’m sorry to hear that. Where do you live that they have such strict limits?
     
  27. LGee19

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    Nah its got nothing to do with strict limits. I carry around a pocket WiFi with 8gb on it. The fact that its 13gb is just mind-blowing. I might have to go around a mates house to update it
     
  28. F1Racer68

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    It's probably 13GB because ot most likely contains all the preorder bonus content. That might not have been packaged into the core game files. 8 cars plus all of their related physics/tire models as well as the other day 1 fixes, I can see that becoming 13GB very easily and quickly.
     
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  29. LGee19

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    Good point. I didn't think of the 2 dlc packs. I might just have to go to a mates house to update it.
     
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  30. TRGTspecialist

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    Bugger - 10-20 hours that'll take me :lol: Saturday it is then.........or if I'm lucky, better get ready for an all-nighter Friday :)

    Thanks!