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Automobilista 2 March 2023 Development Update
Greetings everyone, we hope you all have been enjoying a great start to 2023!
We have an extremely promising year ahead of us for Automobilista 2 - it hasn´t been the smoothest start however as evidenced by the new update being a bit behind schedule. Some of the developments we had planned in this cycle are proving a bit more troublesome than expected, so in order to avoid a longer delay for valuable developments and bug fixes we already had in the bag we´ve decided to break the update into parts - the first is just around the corner and should be available at least as a release candidate for this weekend, and it will then be complemented with further updates over the course of March.
Let´s get into it then and have a look into what we have been working on lately for the next update and beyond.
Improvements & Bug Fixes
The last update slipped out with a few bugs which have taken us a while to figure out, but that have...
Automobilista 2 V220.127.116.11 & New DLC Packs RELEASED!
Automobilista 2 V18.104.22.168 Update is now released, along with 3 new DLC packs: Brazilian Racing Legends, Supercars & Historical Track Pack* are all available now!
*Please note Bathurst 1983 is part of this package but not yet available in-game, will be added over the course of January.
Beyong the new content, the new update brings a long list of valuable improvements - check out the complete list below.
V22.214.171.124 -> V126.96.36.199 CHANGELOG
- Added Nissan R89C to Group C class
- Added Nissan R390 GT1 to GT1 class
- Added 2017 Nissan GT-R to GT3 class
- Added new F-Classic Gen3 class (4 generic models)
- Added Brabham BT49 to F-Retro Gen2 Class
- Added Brabham BT52 to Formula Retro Gen3 Class
- Added Lotus 98T to...
Automobilista 2 December 2022 Development Update
The checkered flag is about to wave for 2022, but we are not quite done with it yet! By the time you read this final dev update of the year, the Christmas gifts will most likely already have been unwrapped, but as I finish writing this Dev Update in the late hours of Christmas day, we are still putting the finishing touches to wrap up our last update of the year - the Reiza Santa may be late to arrive, but he´s got a bag full of exciting toys!
2022 was another positive year for AMS2 - the game continues to grow, and some substantial progress has been made in every front over the course of the year. It´s only fitting then to end the year with a bang: no less than 3 new DLC packs, 3 historical tracks, a whopping 12 new cars in total - evenly split between open wheelers and tin tops, with 9 cars coming in two new DLC packages featuring some of the greatest motorcars ever created, plus 3 long-awaited cars being added free of charge to...
Automobilista 2 V188.8.131.52 Released - Now Updated to V184.108.40.206
Automobilista 2 V1.4.1 has finally arrived - the new update packs a mega list of game-changing improvements, new features, cars and a great surprise - the 2022 reform of Spa-Francorchamps as a free addition to the existing Spa-Francorchamps DLC!
The official release of Racin´ USA Pt3 has been delayed while we work out some new items for the pack, but you won´t have to wait longer to do some oval racing - the two ovals already confirmed as part of Racin´ USA Pt3 along with all oval variants of F-USA Gen1-3 from Pt2 as well as Daytona from Pt1 will all be available with V1.4 tomorrow, the Pt 3 content as a free trial for all owners of the base game until they become part of the official Racin´ USA Pt3 release!
Introducing Advanced Mechanical Damage Modeling: AMDM is currently featuring with most open wheelers, GTs and faster prototypes. To make use of it, make sure to enable MECHANICAL FAILURES in GAMEPLAY UI. Try a race any of the historic open...
Automobilista 2 August 2022 Development UpdateGreetings everyone!
As you all probably have noticed, late July has come and gone and with it the not-so-great news of v1.4 and Racin´ USA Pt3 being postponed to the end of this month - there has been some very good reasons for this decision however, and in this Dev Update we´re going to cover that and also expand on some of the key features we have coming up.
Since our last catch-up in late June, we have merged features and content into the game that had been in gestation for months - the extent of these developments are actually beyond our original plans, which will make v1.4 an even bigger milestone than we had originally antecipated.
Some of these new features did still need further troubleshooting in order to be release-ready however, so taking it all into account we decided to keep working on it for a few more weeks and effectively merge July and August into a single cycle for an update later this month, with no public releases in between.
Normally we would have been...
Automobilista 2 V220.127.116.11 Officially RELEASED - Now Updated to v18.104.22.168
A new release candidate build of Automobilista 2 is now available as a Steam beta branch for those interested in testing the new update before its official release in the coming days.
From this build onwards, AMS2 users have the two following beta branches available:
ReleaseCandidate: This is the latest release candidate, currently V22.214.171.124 build 1980. To access this build, right-click Automobilista 2 on your Steam Library, go into Properties -> Beta tab, and select the “ReleaseCandidate” branch for the dropdown menu. This branch will be disabled after the official public release and return you to the default AMS2 branch, if you then want to opt in for the beta in a next update you just need to repeat this process.
PreviousBuild: This option allows users to revert back to the previous release version in case they encounter any issues with a new update, or want to compare changes if they are interested in doing so. To access it,...
Automobilista 2 April 2022 Development Update
Greetings Everyone - we are happy to finally be back with our first Development Update of 2022!
To begin with I´d like to apologize for not providing these updates in the early months of the year - for a variety of reasons these have been challenging times during which I´ve been personally less involved with the development of AMS2 than usual, and by extension less engaged with the community to provide you all with the level of information you have been used to.
So let´s try make up for some of that and bring you up to date with what´s going with Reiza and the development of AMS2!
Just a couple of days ago on March 31st we completed two years since the initial Early Access release of Automobilista 2 on Steam - in this time we made some big strides with the game and while we are proud of the pace of development, the number of improvements and new content we´ve introduced to the sim over this time, we know...
Automobilista 2 V126.96.36.199 RELEASED!
Automobilista 2 V188.8.131.52 is now live - this update adds the F-USA Gen1 class featuring the Reynard 95i and Lola T95/00 as the last component of the Racin´USA Pt2 DLC, along with various improvements & bug fixes.
V184.108.40.206 -> V220.127.116.11 CHANGELOG
- Added F-USA Gen 1 class featuring Lola T95/00 & Reynard 95i (part of Racin´ USA Pt2 DLC)
- Added VR mirror adjustment screen and fixed in-game VR options link incorrectly pointing to main VR options
- Shared Memory: Fixed DRS state, added TCS/ABS garage setting entries; Updated changelog and fixed comment text of TCS setting
- Optimized internal FFB subroutines, removed some unused FFB script values & exposed static caster trail to FFB scripts
- Added ability to define track specific value overides for custom AI drivers. (Documentation available in the official forum thread:...
Automobilista 2 December 2021 Development Update
It´s now New Year´s eve - or maybe even already the New Year depending on where you are in the world! It´s been a busy month on a personal level in and out of Reiza to cap what has been another very busy year, but we couldn´t let it end without a proper send-off and some important updates to all of you!
Automobilista 2 in 2021 - A Great Year!
What a year it has been for our team & AMS2 - 12 new tracks, 22 new cars, and a long list of new features & improvements have been delivered to the game over the course of the year, developments which we can all agree brought the game to another level relative to where we started 2021.
From the very first announcement, we´ve always maintained that AMS2 was a long-term project which would evolve considerably over the years, but even for ourselves plans are only reality after they have been successfully executed - although there´s been some stumbles along the way...
Automobilista 2 V18.104.22.168 & Racin´ USA Pt2 RELEASED - Now updated to V22.214.171.124
Automobilista 2 V126.96.36.199 is now live along with the release of Racin´ USA Part 2, featuring 1990s american open wheelers from Reynard, Lola & Swift as well as the Cleveland Burke Lakefront Road Course & Watkins Glen International - Road America to be added to the pack early on 2022 with further machines from that same era!
V188.8.131.52 -> V184.108.40.206 CHANGELOG
- Added Cleveland Burke Lakefront airport circuit (part of the Racin´ USA Pt2 DLC pack)
- Added Watkins Glen International (4 layouts) (part of the Racin´ USA Pt2 DLC pack)
- Added Reynard 98i, Swift 009C, Lola T98 to Formula USA Gen2 class (part of the Racin´ USA Pt2 DLC pack)
- Optimized FFB/custom script performance
- Further revisions to shadow cascading parameters
- Revised AI suspension rates to minimise some cars appearing to "jitter" in online...
Automobilista 2 V220.127.116.11 RELEASED - Now updated to V18.104.22.168
Automobilista 2 V22.214.171.124 is now live! The first of several updates on this dev cycle is heavily focused on physics and FFB - extensive revisions to driveline and tires of all cars and addition of a new FFB profile as elaborated in our November Development Update Pt2 makes this our biggest physics overhaul yet..
The extent of the physics updates have required default setups & AI performance to be adjusted accordingly, a process that remains ongoing for the next few days so you may expect some small hotfixes to be deployed before the release of Racin´ USA Pt2 next week.
AMS2 V1.3 introduces new FFB profile (Default+) in parallel to the old "Default" profile which remains available for users who may prefer it. Information on these FFB updates along with an updated tutorial to best set it up will be posted on a dedicated thread soon.
The update also introduces the beta version of our Multiplayer Rating System - information on the mechanisms of the system...
Automobilista 2 November Development Update Part 2
Part 2 of our November Development Update has finally arrived with some fresh good news for Automobilista 2 in our final development sprint of 2021!
And what a run of weeks it has been so far - not only have we managed to hit some of the important developments we had planned for the month, we also managed to find and are in process of resolving some other significant issues along the way - in fact our plan had been to publish this article already with our first big game update of November, however spotting a rather sizeable physics issue just a few hours before the update was meant to be deployed has forced us back to the drawing board for a few more days - the new Automobilista V1.3 update is expected to arrive towards the end of this week.
On the plus side, V1.3 will now pack even further value to what is already a landmark update for AMS2 - so let´s get into some of what we have been working on these past few weeks!...
Automobilista 2 Demo Featuring VW TSI Cup By Acelerados RELEASED!
We are thrilled to release our latest project developed in partnership with Volkswagen Brasil & Acelerados - The Volkswagen TSI Cup by Acelerados introduces the Volkswagen Polo & Virtus for Automobilista 2, and is also a standalone free demo for those who do not yet own the game.
The AMS2 Demo is now available on Steam from the Automobilista 2 Store Page.
Please note the update including these cars to the main game will be released this weekend - for the moment the cars are available only in the demo, which due to how the apps are configured on Steam cannot be installed in parallel to the full game.
The Demo currently features:
- Custom Event / Test Day / Time Trial Game modes
- Volkswagen Polo & Virtus TSI 1.0
- Autódromo Velo Città (3 layouts)
Automobilista 2 November 2021 Development Update
Greetings everyone - we´re in November now, and into what promises to be a very exciting month for Automobilista 2!
First things first - considering we ended up skipping the October Development Update and the fact there´s just way too much to cover this month in a single article , we´re going to do things slightly different this month by breaking down this November Update into two parts - this is part one, part two should be published on November 19th.
Let´s get on it:
Volkswagen TSI Cup by Acelerados coming to Automobilista 2!
By now most of you will have heard the big news about a project we alluded to a couple of months ago, and we couldn´t be happier to be finally announcing our collaboration with Volkswagen Brasil alongside the good people from Acelerados to bring you the VW TSI Cup by Acelerados to Automobilista 2.
For those not familiar with the show, Acelerados is an internet-born TV...
Automobilista 2 V126.96.36.199 & Monza DLC RELEASED - Now updated to V188.8.131.52
The wait is finally over! The new Automobilista 2 update has arrived, introducing the Autodromo Nazionale Monza with several layouts and versions through the decades.
The update also features a wide range of improvements to the AI, several UI developments, improvements to Real Weather system along with various revisions to vehicle art, audio and physics.
Missing from the update is the BMW 2002, which has remained on shop for further development - it should be added to the game in a complementary update next week.
V184.108.40.206 -> V220.127.116.11 CHANGELOG
- Added Monza featuring Modern GP, Junior, 1971 GP, 1971 Junior, 1971 10Km, 1971 10Km without chicane, 1991 GP layouts (all part of the Monza DLC Package)
- Added support for Thrustmaster SF1000
- Implemented Real Weather API...
Automobilista 2 September 2021 Development Update
Glad to be back to bring you a new Development Update following a short hiatus last month as we took some time to catch our breath. We are already into September which means this Dev Update itself has run a bit late as we had to wait a bit for greenlight on some upcoming bits, so we are taking the opportunity to change things around a bit and name the Update with the upcoming month rather than the one that just ended
With that house-keeping out of the way, let´s get into what is important - here is an overview of what we have been working in recent weeks and what we have coming up next.
As of the latest build, Real Weather now also include local environment temperatures - gone is the old overly generic built-in lookup tables, in is accurate for any location in the game, currently and for any date going back to January 1st 1979. The game now also packs the data from days...
Automobilista 2 June 2021 Development Update
The month of June already is in the rear view mirror, and what a month it was - first with the release of V1.2 and the Racin´ USA DLC (which we were thrilled to see so widely well received), followed by a hard push towards bug hunting and further improvements in the subsequent weeks.
In fact this slightly delayed Dev Update is largely because we are still at it, working on a new complementary update due out this weekend - and given we´ve been pushing out complementary updates over the last couple of weeks to get some outstanding issues fixed ASAP, there won´t be the usual big update this time but rather another smaller collection of fixes & improvements to wrap up this dev cycle.
Our focus continues to be on complementing the work on the new features and fixing issues that have come up since V1.2, as well as some older issues which we had been struggling for a while to track down - to this end it´s very important that users...
Automobilista 2 V18.104.22.168 & Racin´ USA Pt1 RELEASED - Now Updated to V22.214.171.124Automobilista 2 V1.2 is finally here, and arriving with its massive set of improvements and new features also comes the Racin´ USA Expansion Pack Pt1 !
- Added Daytona International Speedway (Part of Racin´ USA Pt1 DLC)
- Added Long Beach(Part of Racin´ USA Pt1 DLC)
- Added Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca(Part of Racin´ USA Pt1 DLC)
- Added GTE class featuring BMW M8, Corvette C8-R, Porsche 911 RSR (Part of Racin´ USA Pt1 DLC)
- Added DPi class featuring Cadillac DPi.V.R (Part of Racin´ USA Pt1 DLC)
- Added BMW M4 to GT4 class
- Added custom championship feature to championship mode (BETA)
- Added option for Real Weather, synchronizing the weather conditions to the currrent & forecast conditions on the location of the track
- Added option to customize date...
Automobilista 2 May 2021 Development Update
Greetings everyone! We hope you all are doing well and staying safe as we continue to go through what hopefully will turn out to be the final months of this terrible ordeal that has been the COVID pandemic. As with most people, the pandemic by now has hit close to home, with two of our lead devs having struggled through it in recent weeks (luckily with no serious consequences).
This obviously has had an impact and slowed some of our progress, but not stopped it - on the contrary in fact as we continue to gear up to our biggest release yet. It has however contributed to a small change of plans as we are still working on the final details of this update, which is now scheduled to be deployed on Friday June 4th along with Part 1 of the Racin USA Expansion Pack - a few extra days then to ensure we have all elements of a truly massive update firing on all cylinders from the get-go!
Often in these dev updates I´ll refer to the fact that as much we might...
Automobilista 2 V126.96.36.199 RELEASED!
This release comes exactly one year since our initial Early Access release on March 31 2020, and we have been pushing hard as we have through this whole year to celebrate the occasion with another major update!
Unfortunately some of the new features and core developments we had hopes to wrap in time for this update didn´t quite make it in time, but the work obviously isn´t lost - while this update isn´t quite the beefed up step we had hoped to deliver, our users can still look forward to these valuable developments making into the game in the coming weeks and months.
Our March update still packs a good punch with another sizeable list of improvements & fixes, additional layouts for the Historic Jacarepagua circuit, and a new historical class - the Formula Retro Generation 2, featuring the iconic Lotus 79!
The most significant physics development in this update is the substantial reduction of driveline friction levels, resulting improved...
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