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Rob Cobb
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Posted on 01-16-2015 11:54
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Saturday 1/17/2015 (to be released after Friday Night's Cup race)

TRACKS: Added Richmond

SOUNDS: Reduction from 90MB to 40MB by eliminating duplicate and unused sounds files. Restored original engine sounds to ARCA car (alternate engine may be re-added as an optional add-on). Interior skid sound is a lower pitch but higher volume (old skid vs. new skid).

CUP PHYSICS: Added Richmond package and default setup

TRUCK PHYSICS: Adjusted Richmond tire/engine heat and default setup

MODELS: Higher resolution mirror for ARCA and Truck (now same as CUP). Seat and mirror default position for each vehicle standardized so that the same player preference should position the seat and mirror similarly when moving from one vehicle to another (eliminating the need to adjust the seat and mirror when changing vehicles)

LAUNCHER 1.0.3: Upgrade process should not get an error due to file in use (you will see a "waiting" prompt for a few seconds). New button to connect to TeamSpeak for the selected race. Added 2 new items to 'Reset Profile Defaults' command:
[Graphic Options] Rearview_Front_Clip=0.67
[Graphic Options] Rearview_Back_Clip=1000.0
These settings override the track SCN file so that you should not see a window net in your side mirror at any track. It should no longer be necessary to edit each track SCN file.

[Multiplayer General Options] Delay Vehicle Graphics=0
This setting causes car skins to be loaded as they enter the server when you are on the track. You should no longer see temp cars.

Here is a complete list of the Profile changes made by the Launcher when selecting 'Reset Profile Defaults'. For any value it modifies, it adds a comment "Modified by ASRX Launcher" along with the original value in parenthesis.

MULTIPLAYER.INI
[Multiplayer General Options] Delay Vehicle Graphics=0
[Multiplayer General Options] Auto Join Chat Server=0

PLR FILE
[DRIVING AIDS] Data Acquisition Rate=0
[DRIVING AIDS] Data Acquisition In Race=0
[DRIVING AIDS] Data Acquisition EXE=""
[Race Conditions] QUICK ParcFerme=0
[Sound Options] Music=0
[Sound Options] Engine Volume=1.0
[Sound Options] Player Volume Ratio=1.5
[Sound Options] Other Volume Ratio=0.7
[Graphic Options] Texture Detail=3
[Graphic Options] Cockpit Vibration Mult1=0
[Graphic Options] Cockpit Vibration Mult2=0
[Graphic Options] HUD MFD=2
[Graphic Options] LCD Display Modes=29
[Graphic Options] Player Detail=3
[Graphic Options] Player Texture Override=3
[Graphic Options] Opponent Detail=3
[Graphic Options] Opponent Texture Override=3
[Graphic Options] Load Opponent Cockpits=0
[Graphic Options] Shadows=2
[Graphic Options] Special FX=2
[Graphic Options] Track Detail=3
[Graphic Options] Rearview_Front_Clip=0.67
[Graphic Options] Rearview_Back_Clip=1000.0
[Graphic Options] Self In Cockpit Rearview=0
[Game Options] Spotter Detail=4


Edited by Rob Cobb on 01-16-2015 20:15
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Randy Eliason
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Posted on 01-17-2015 10:29
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Wow!! Looks great Rob. The interior skid sound may help me with the pitch being lower and louder. After all these years, Ive only just begun to hear tire sound since buying the Turtle beach head set. Not using force feed back and only using my eyes to look for grip or the lack of it. The doctor did inform me of loss in higher pitches. Lots and lots of details ( no more temp cars!!!)
Thank you Rob, cannot wait to run this. Crazy Pilot
 
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Thanks, Randy. I uploaded a small fix at about 10:30am Saturday. I don't want to force everyone to re-download the CUP Model, so I didn't change the date. You may want to download it manually ( "Gen6 Model" ) if you are not seeing this new window. It also includes a fix for the interior poking out of the right rear C pillar on the Toyotas.

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Sunday Night (1/18) Updates:

LAUNCHER 1.0.4:

- Another attempt to eliminate upgrade errors due to 'file in use' (you will see a "ping" prompt for a few seconds).

- New option to set max frame rate. Setting the max frame rate is recommended for most situations. On newer, more powerful machines, the sim will crank up to 200 FPS or higher, but this needlessly pushes your CPU. For users in this situation, a max frame rate of 120 is recommended. For older, less powerful machines, set the max frame rate to something you know the machine can hold. Achieving a constant frame rate is preferable to letting the machine try to achieve the highest frame rate possible and having it bounce around.

- The event list now shows the number of drivers currently on the server, the current track loaded, and the current session.

- Selecting local event enables TeamSpeak button that will start the program but not connect to a server (Thanks, Jerry)
- Bug fix for setup downloads being forgotten (Thanks, Cole)



A few optional updates have also been made (date not changed so the Launcher will not prompt you to download, but you can download manually):

MODELS: Second attempt to get seat and mirror default position for each vehicle standardized so that the same player preference should position the seat and mirror similarly when moving from one vehicle to another (eliminating the need to adjust the seat and mirror when changing vehicles)

USER INTERFACE: Improved loading screen and multiplayer page with league logos (Thanks, Larry)


Kentucky and Watkins Glen are on the work-bench right now and should be the next tracks released. Thanks to RobP for his help getting Richmond going. We'll assign a setup for Friday mid-week, but the default set is about as stable as we've been able to make it so far.
Edited by Rob Cobb on 01-19-2015 09:00
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Awesome job Mr. Cobb. From what I've tested this mod is better than the original in so many ways. From initial download to feel on the track it's just simply impressive.
 
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Thanks, Pep.

Wednesday Night (1/21 after DreamLAN races) Updates:

LAUNCHER 1.0.5:
- Program can now delete multiple files when instructed by SFF (needed for CUP tire changes - see below)

PLEASE upgrade to 1.0.5 when prompted. Otherwise, you will receive an error deleting files when the Launcher tries to update the Gen6 (CUP) Physics.


MODELS: Interior roof and pillars removed

TRACKS:
- Added Kentucky with default Truck and Cup setup
- Talladega texture and loading screen update

CUP PHYSICS:
- Kentucky package
- All tire files have been renamed because the sim was picking up ARCA tires that used the same filename. This will change Talladega to the intended tire (180mph without draft) as well as Pocono.

TRUCK PHYSICS:
- Kentucky package
- Cold brakes now stop like the CUP car (should lock up in pit box)
Edited by Rob Cobb on 01-21-2015 11:55
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Posted on 01-22-2015 22:20
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Interior skid sound is a lower pitch but higher volume (old skid vs. new skid)....Very big improvement Rob. Only practice for now. I may only need to slightly adjust player volume and TS for race. Thanks ( truly the the first time I have been able to hear it )
Edited by Randy Eliason on 01-22-2015 22:23
 
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Posted on 01-24-2015 01:45
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TRACKS:
- Added Homestead with default Truck and Cup setup

CUP PHYSICS:
- Homestead package
- Damage model updated. Lap times should now suffer from visible damage.

TRUCK PHYSICS:
- Homestead package
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TRACKS:
- Added Watkins Glen with default Truck and Cup setup

CUP PHYSICS:
- Updated Kentucky air pressures and default setup (Thanks, RobP)
- Watkins Glen package

TRUCK PHYSICS:
- Watkins Glen package
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Posted on 01-26-2015 22:53
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so curious...odds of being able to use GID plugin ?
 
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GID? Won't hurt to try.
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Posted on 01-27-2015 01:12
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I asked about that quite a while back over at the Sim FActory...and I got both barrels. I was told those holes were plugged in the motec....and I should learn how to drive by feel.... Wink
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3_D2D_Dan wrote:
so curious...odds of being able to use GID plugin ?


I could send you a link to the XD plugin that I have been using for years Rob if you would like to try and get that working in ARCA?
 
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Tuesday (1/27) Updates:

LAUNCHER 1.1.0:
- Large display of each league server once in the list sorted by next scheduled event
- Toggle display of 'Downloads'
- Link at bottom to open series information page
- New logic checks to see if current server track (not just scheduled track) needs to be updated


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TRACKS:
- Fix for Pocono duplicate filename causing mismatches when connecting to a server

TRUCK PHYSICS:
- Fix for Watkins Glen suspension
Edited by Rob Cobb on 01-27-2015 19:01
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Very nice work Rob.
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I love the new launcher Rob. You did a great job! CongratsDrivingThanks
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Nyish... very nyish!
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Rob, small problem where my profile is not showing up in the new launcher (box is blank, even after hitting down arrow). When I get online my profile is loading. Any idea?
 
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PRO_Pep wrote:
Rob, small problem where my profile is not showing up in the new launcher (box is blank, even after hitting down arrow). When I get online my profile is loading. Any idea?


The combo box for the profile can appear empty because it does not drop down. Pressing the down arrow should expose the entries though. The program enumerates profiles by looking for a Userdata folder with a matching .PLR file inside of it.

I uploaded an update (no version change) to the Launcher to fix the drop-down that should also default the profile selection to the only profile if only one exists. It also allows for a different profile name to be used if there are multiple ASRX installs.

http://simfactoryleagues.net/ASRXInstall.exe
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Sunday 2/1/2015 (after the 10:30am truck race)

TRACKS:
- Added Las Vegas with default Truck and Cup setup
- The following tracks have been updated to have an extra lap under caution to prevent restarts when lap-down cars are still on pit road. Admins are encouraged to /clearyellow when quickies are possible.
Atlanta
Charlotte
Darlington
Kentucky
Texas (also taking the opportunity to rename)


CUP PHYSICS:
- Las Vegas package
- Increased range for steering lock to 35

TRUCK PHYSICS:
- Las Vegas default setup
Edited by Rob Cobb on 01-31-2015 23:52
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