Version History (complete)

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The complete LFS version history from the beginning to the latest patch, including official releases as well as all test patches.

To see the version history of official releases only, see Version History.

Contents

0.6U6

May 1, 2019

Gearshift debounce setting now applies to all controller buttons
Reduced maximum value of gearshift debounce to 100 ms (default 20)
FIX: Memory leak related to threads (most often for skin download)
More translations updated - thank you translators!

0.6U5

Apr 6, 2019

VR:
FIX: Head tracking / mirrors wrong if car leaned with horizon lock

LAN:
Easier to set up LAN race: local IP address is shown on host screen
You can enter the local network computer name instead of IP address

Misc:
FIX: Rare manual shift at high speed to 1st/rev during auto shift
Most translations updated - thank you translators!

0.6U4

Apr 3, 2019

Graphics:
Car shadows now use anisotropic filtering to reduce shimmering

Views:
FIX: Filtered view went wrong with low filter time + replay speedup

Misc:
FIX: Issues with driver names ending with caret character
FIX: Driver names ending with a lead byte could corrupt text
FIX: Replays from old Westhill before 2015 now marked as obsolete

0.6U3

Mar 21, 2019

VR:
Resolution adjustment range increased - now 0.25 to 2.25
FIX: Free view FOV was wrong after entering VR in free view
FIX: Names above cars looked wrong in Pimax headsets

0.6U2

Mar 20, 2019

VR:
New "Antialiasing" option to select 4x or 8x multisampling
New "Resolution adjustment" slider (also known as supersampling)
FIX: Some trees looked wrong in Pimax headsets due to view rotation

Views:
View filter time maximum value increased to 1 second

Misc:
CAR.lfs scripts are reliably run when user car is spawned or reset

0.6U

Mar 13, 2019

Views:
New setting "View lock" can be set to car / filter / horizon
FIX: Offset mirror was not drawn offset in forces draw (F)

VR:
Updated to the latest version of OpenVR (1.2.10)
Pimax headsets can now be used in native mode (rotated eye views)
Minimum value for manual FOV setting reduced from 80 to 75 degrees
FIX: An error in OpenVR caused Samsung Odyssey+ wrong eye levels
FIX: A loss of accuracy in the automatic FOV calculation

Multiplayer:
Server side improvement to speed up recovery when there is lag
FIX: Timing bug that allowed damage repair to be done in zero time

AI:
You can now set the skill level of individual AI drivers
Single player race limit increased to 32 drivers (AI + real)
You can now change AI live settings / pit instructions (F11 / F12)
Command /aiskill X to set skill level 1 to 5 (for adding new AI)
Command /aiset name X to set AI driver 'name' to skill level X
Command /aiset_all X to set all local AI drivers to skill X
FIX: In overtaking lesson all AI drivers had PRO skill level
FIX: Non-qualifying race restart affected the overtaking lessons
FIX: Spam "This car does not have a handbrake" when hit parked AI

Interface:
Increased resolution of dashboard texture
Faster saving of screenshots when you press CTRL+S
Driver name and AI skill level are now shown in F11 / F12 windows
Entry screen shows "Unlock Live for Speed" instead of "Demo racer"
New key CTRL+P to copy the LFS window to clipboard excluding border
FIX: Some narrow unicode characters corrupted by an incorrect width
FIX: Host options could state "no bans" before clicking "edit bans"
FIX: Character dialog could be messed up when selecting languages

Misc:
Gearshift debounce code changed to help with the button release
SHIFT+F2/F3 can adjust time in single player mode (not hotlapping)
FIX: Attributes no longer copied when opening file by command line
FIX: Crash at startup when loading a corrupted car model file
Most translations updated. Thank you translators!

0.6T7

Mar 13, 2019

Views:
View filter time minimum value reduced to 0.05 sec

Controllers:
Gearshift debounce code changed to help with the button release

Misc:
More translations updated - Thank you translators!

0.6T6

Mar 12, 2019

Views:
FIX: Offset mirror was not drawn offset in forces draw (F)

VR:
Minimum value for manual FOV setting reduced frmo 80 to 75 degrees
FIX: There was a loss of accuracy in the automatic FOV calculation

Misc:
More translations updated - Thank you translators!

0.6T5

Mar 11, 2019

Multiplayer:
FIX: Timing bug that allowed damage repair to be done in zero time

Interface:
CTRL+SHIFT now shows user name instead of player name in F11 / F12

VR:
FIX: In Pimax the virtual 3D TV for replays had a rotated image

Misc:
More translations updated - Thank you translators!

0.6T4

Mar 9, 2019

AI:
You can now change AI live settings / pit instructions (F11 / F12)
FIX: Non-qualifying race restart affected the overtaking lessons

Interface:
Player name (and AI skill level) are now shown in F11 / F12 windows
Now "Unlock Live for Speed" instead of "Demo racer" on entry screen

Misc:
Updated Commands.txt and /help command
Many translations updated - Thank you translators

0.6T3

Mar 8, 2019

Views:
You can now set "View lock" to car / filter / horizon

Multiplayer:
Server side improvement that should run smoother when there is lag

AI:
You can now select the skill level of individual AI drivers
Single player race limit increased to 32 drivers (AI + real)
FIX: In overtaking lesson all AI drivers had PRO skill level
FIX: Spam "This car does not have a handbrake" when hit parked AI
Command /aiskill X to set skill level 1 to 5 (for adding new AI)
Command /aiset name X to set AI driver 'name' to skill level X
Command /aiset_all X to set all local AI drivers to skill X

Misc:
SHIFT+F2/F3 can adjust time in single player mode (not hotlapping)

0.6T2

Mar 7, 2019

VR:
Updated to the latest version of OpenVR (1.2.10)
Pimax headsets can now be used in native mode (rotated eye views)
FIX: An OpenVR error caused Samsung Odyssey+ eye levels to be wrong
Some info is logged to a text file ovr_deb.log in OpenVR mode

Interface:
Faster saving of screenshots when you press CTRL+S
New key CTRL+P to copy the LFS window to clipboard excluding border
FIX: Some narrow unicode characters corrupted by an incorrect width
FIX: Host options could state "no bans" before clicking "edit bans"
FIX: Character dialog could be messed up when selecting languages

Misc:
FIX: Crash 0xc0000005 at offset 0x00159069 loading corrupted object
FIX: Attributes no longer copied when opening file by command line

0.6T

Jul 7, 2018

Multiplayer:
More robust method for connecting to the master server
More informative error report for "Unknown file transfer error"
FIX: Skin downloading now works with the protected website

Layout editor:
New layout editor instructions: docs\Autocross.txt
New cut / copy / paste system using standard keyboard shortcuts
COPY (CTRL+C) toggles between real selection and copied selection
Place objects (O) key is equivalent to PASTE followed by COPY
Move objects (M) key is equivalent to CUT followed by PASTE
UNDO (CTRL+Z) and REDO (CTRL+Y) functions are now included
A green or yellow outline is drawn around the selected objects
ALT key can be used to temporarily hide selected object outlines
Original objects are shown with a grey outline after COPY pressed
Editor buttons and keys affect real or copied selection - not both
PGUP / PGDN can now be used to adjust Z value of selected objects
C key now clears selected object type as well as selected objects
It is now possible to set marshall circles to have zero diameter
Objects and marshall circles can now be selected at the same time
Multiple object rectangle select CTRL+drag with left mouse button
Start position / checkpoints / finish line now in control section
You can hold SHIFT to keep objects selected when exiting edit mode

Graphics:
Slight reduction in some excessively bright driver models
RAW files are no longer used and skies now use DDS textures
Existing RAW files are converted the first time LFS is started
Removed option to view sky in 16-bit colour

Interface:
New URL for skin uploads lfs.net/skins
Text message dialog now has variable width
Clip mouse to screen is now CTRL+M as CTRL+C is used for copy
Command /axsel to copy layout editor selection text to clipboard
Most translations updated. Thank you translators!

Free view camera position text command:
Type /cp to copy a text camera position to the clipboard
The resulting text can be saved in a text file, forum, etc. or into
another instance of Live for Speed to reproduce the camera position

Commands:
Improved processing of command line to be more flexible
New command /settings=X.txt - uses X.txt instead of cfg.txt
Command /settings must be the first on command line or in file
Command /mp (join local host) can now be used on the command line

Misc:
Live for Speed can now recover from a graphics driver error
Textures are no longer reloaded when changing weather (faster)
LFS starting in borderless window mode now goes to the same monitor
New option "Display LFS logo in game" (not optional in demo mode)
English file is no longer saved when LFS starts (can be deleted)
New check for corrupted 3D models to avoid possible crash on load

VR:
New commands to skip F8 menu /vr reset_headset and /vr use_relative

InSim:
New value PMO_POSITION for IS_AXM packet to report a blank position
New packet IS_CIM reports a connection's interface / editor mode
New values PMO_SELECTION_REAL and PMO_MOVE_MODIFY for PMOFlags
New values TTC_SEL_START and TTC_SEL_STOP for IS_TTC
New value PMO_GET_Z for IS_AXM packet to report Z values
New value PMO_AVOID_CHECK for PMO_ADD_OBJECTS avoids validity check
UCID can be set in some IS_AXM packets by an external InSim program
to make the resulting packets appear as if sent by an editing admin
(PMO_ADD_OBJECTS / PMO_DEL_OBJECTS / PMO_CLEAR_ALL)

0.6R22

Jul 3, 2018

Layout editor:
ALT key now temporarily hides the outlines of selected objects

Interface:
More updated translations - Thank you translators!

0.6R21

May 24, 2018

Layout editor:
New layout editor instructions: docs\Autocross.txt
Improved UNDO and REDO - the selection is now correctly restored
Start position / checkpoints / finish line now in control section
FIX: Heading slider bar was not restored after a failed rotation
FIX: Zero diameter marshalls could be placed in the same position
FIX: Diameter stuck after adding a circle when diameter was zero

InSim:
New value PMO_AVOID_CHECK for PMO_ADD_OBJECTS avoids validity check

0.6R20

May 16, 2018

InSim:
UCID can be set in some IS_AXM packets by an external InSim program
to make the resulting packets appear as if sent by an editing admin
(PMO_ADD_OBJECTS / PMO_DEL_OBJECTS / PMO_CLEAR_ALL)

Interface:
Command /axsel to copy layout editor selection text to clipboard
Updated translations with new URL for skin uploads lfs.net/skins
More updated translations - Thank you translators!

0.6R19

May 11, 2018

Layout editor:
Undo (CTRL+Z) and redo (CTRL+Y) functions now included

Interface:
Improved readability of the text for the /cp command

InSim:
Fixed an inaccuracy in the reporting of objects being deleted

0.6R18

May 4, 2018

Interface :
Text message dialog now has variable width
A progress message is now displayed while converting textures
More updated translations - Thank you translators!

Layout editor :
FIX : Heading slider was not available in marshall mode
FIX : Top right and bottom right buttons sometimes overlapped

InSim :
New value PMO_MOVE_MODIFY sent in IS_AXM when adjusting objects

0.6R17

May 3, 2018

InSim :
New submode values added for IS_CIM modes CIM_NORMAL and CIM_GARAGE
FIX : IS_CIM was not output on local LFS while connected to a host

Layout editor :
Updated translations - Thank you translators!


0.6R16

May 2, 2018

Layout editor :
Outline changed to line drawing which helps with object alignment
Original objects are now shown with grey lines after copy pressed
Drag select now has a minimum size to avoid accidental deselection
FIX : Heading bug after un-copying selection that had been rotated
FIX : CTRL+C un-copy cleared selection if originals were not found
FIX : Chalk objects were sometimes invisible in copied selection

0.6R15

May 1, 2018

Layout editor :
An outline is now drawn around the selected objects
M key can now be used with clipboard objects (select then CTRL+C)
Multiple object rectangle select CTRL+drag with left mouse button

0.6R14

Apr 27, 2018

Layout editor :
Place objects (O) key is now equivalent to PASTE then COPY
COPY key is now reversible so you can reselect the copied objects
FIX : Sometimes marshall type could not be selected before placing
FIX : Real world objects could still be selected after a full clear

0.6R13

Apr 26, 2018

Layout editor :
New cut / copy / paste system replaces old duplicate / move system
PGUP and PGDN can now be used to adjust Z value of selected objects
C key now clears selected object type as well as selected objects
It is now possible to set marshall circles to have zero diameter
Objects and marshall circles can now be selected at the same time
You can hold SHIFT to keep objects selected when exiting edit mode

Interface :
Added two more translation strings to avoid misleading messages
Additional translation strings for new functions in layout editor
Clip mouse to screen is now CTRL+M as CTRL+C is now used for copy
More translations updated - Thank you translators!

InSim :
New values TTC_SEL_START and TTC_SEL_STOP for IS_TTC
New value PMO_GET_Z for IS_AXM packet to report Z values
New value PMO_SELECTION_REAL for PMOFlags with PMO_SELECTION
Simplified SubMode values for free view in IS_CIM

Misc :
New check for corrupted 3D models to avoid possible crash on load

0.6R12

Apr 12, 2018

Interface :
New free view camera position text command /cp
/cp will copy a text camera position to the clipboard
The resulting text can be saved in a text file, forum, etc. or into
another instance of Live for Speed to reproduce.the camera position

Many translations updated - Thank you translators!

Graphics :
Slight reduction in some excessively bright driver models

InSim :
New value PMO_POSITION for IS_AXM packet to report a blank position
New packet IS_CIM reports a connection's interface / editor mode

0.6R11

Apr 9, 2018

More informative error report for "Unknown file transfer error"
FIX : Lighting restored to most objects (to appear darker in shade)
FIX : Some objects at Blackwood looked the same e.g. ads over pits
FIX : XR front lights were plain white in the recent test patches

0.6R9

Apr 6, 2018

Faster one time file conversion straight to DDS about 20 seconds
FIX : Multiplayer replays corrupted file error message in 0.6R8
FIX : Misleading warning messages about missing sky textures
FIX : A message about a missing file when loading Fern Bay

0.6R8

Apr 6, 2018

More robust method for connecting to the master server
FIX : Skin downloading now works with the updated website
FIX : Rare hang while recovering from a graphics driver error
FIX : LFS logo no longer overlaps the small map or InSim buttons

0.6R7

Apr 6, 2018

Textures :
PNG files are now used in the few cases where RAW files were used
Removed option to view sky in 16-bit colour
Sky now uses DDS (compressed) textures

Commands :
Improved processing of command line to be more flexible
New command /settings=X.txt - uses X.txt instead of cfg.txt
Command /settings must be the first on command line or in file
Command /mp (join local host) can now be used on the command line

Misc :
Live for Speed can now recover from a graphics driver error
Textures are no longer reloaded when changing weather (faster)
LFS starting in borderless window mode now goes to the same monitor
New option "Display LFS logo in game" (not optional in demo mode)
English file is no longer saved when LFS starts (can be deleted)

VR :
New commands to skip F8 menu /vr reset_headset and /vr use_relative

0.6R

Jan 28, 2017

New Blackwood environment :
- New textures, geometry and detail improvements all around
- New Historic configuration (similar to GP but without chicane)
- New industrial estate area available when open config selected

Other incompatible changes :
XRG / XRT / FZ5 maximum steering angle increased to 45 degrees
Spawn position now disables "Could not join : Start is blocked"
Maximum number of layout objects increased to 2100 (was 1800)

InSim :
Reduced the frequency of IS_OBH packets due to Blackwood kerbs
IS_OBH is always reported, as before, for movable objects
TYRE contacts no longer report IS_OBH for unmovable objects
BODY contacts also report unmovable objects played in a layout

Interface :
New small map view for open configs / car parks / autocross areas
Small map opacity can now be set for light and dark map colours
Improvements on track selection screen using the area maps

Graphics :
Shadows are no longer cast updwards or towards the light
Ambient (non-direct) shadow darkness now depends on distance
Skid marks now remain when race restarts (excluding replays)
Increased LOD distances of humans / drivers / marshalls
Skid marks are now visible on unmovable layout objects

Misc :
Westhill paths adjusted and regenerated to avoid graphical holes
Autocross paths regenerated and physical hole fixed at skid pad
New text command /lang X to load language (data\language\X.txt)

Fixes :
FIX : LFS could crash using /axload with a long layout name
FIX : Traffic lights did not work after texture resolution change
FIX : Message text was faded on entering free view from escape menu
FIX : Removed message "Side mirror - point too central"

0.6Q14

Jan 27, 2017

New Blackwood :
More fixes including some Z buffer issues and LOD distances

Physics :
improved collision and tyre rolling on the 3D kerb objects

Fixes :
FIX : Removed message "Side mirror - point too central"

0.6Q12

Jan 26, 2017

New Blackwood :
Various fixes for error spotted during testing e.g cracks and holes
Estate now uses two paths for echo maps and hidden object removal

InSim :
Reduced the frequency of IS_OBH packets due to blackwood kerbs
IS_OBH is always reported, as before, for movaoble objects
TYRE contacts no longer report IS_OBH for unmovable objects
BODY contacts also report unmovable objects played in a layout

Fixes :
FIX : Message text was faded on entering free view from escape menu

0.6Q10

Jan 24, 2017

New Blackwood environment :
- New textures, geometry and detail improvements all around
- New Historic configuration (similar to GP but without chicane)
- New industrial estate area available when open config selected

Other incompatible changes :
XRG / XRT / FZ5 maximum steering angle increased to 45 degrees
Spawn position now disables "Could not join : Start is blocked"
Maximum number of layout objects increased to 2100 (was 1800)

0.6Q9

Jan 23, 2017

Interface :
New small map view for open configs / car parks / autocross areas
Small map opacity can now be set for light and dark map colours
Improvements on track selection screen using the area maps

Graphics :
Skid marks now remain when race restarts (excluding replays)
Skid marks are now visible on unmovable layout objects

Misc :
Westhill paths adjusted and regenerated to avoid graphical holes
Autocross paths regenerated and physical hole fixed at skid pad

0.6Q3

Dec 10, 2016

Shadows are no longer cast upwards or towards the light
Ambient (non-direct) shadow darkness now depends on distance
New text command /lang X to load language (data\language\X.txt)
Increased LOD distances of humans / drivers / marshalls

FIX : LFS could crash using /axload with a long layout name
FIX : Traffic lights did not work after texture resolution change

0.6Q

Sep 3, 2016

Mirrors :
Mirrors are now realistic and your own car is visible
A separate viewpoint is used to draw each mirror's view
Minor updates to some car models to improve visibility
Mirrors now use the same LOD setting as the main view
Mirror angle adjustment is now possible (in View Options)
Increased vertical adjustment range for central mirror position
Mirror offset sliders only shown if a car has a central mirror
Added a "Default position" button to restore moved mirrors
Increased virtual mirror width from 0.3 to 0.333
Virtual mirror is now available in follow view

Graphics :
Improved detection of nearby objects that should be shadowed
Your car's shadow is now drawn when you are in an internal view
Improved lighting on tyres and drivers (noticeable in dark places)
Corrected downward ambient lighting colour (was too bright)
Slight reduction in near clipping plane distance

Free view (SHIFT+U mode) :
Free view is now shown as an option in the Escape Menu
New walk mode which is good for wandering around in VR

VR :
Mirrors now use a full stereoscopic image in VR and other 3D modes
Mouse look in free view mode in VR avoids pitch (stays horizontal)
Rift errors "display lost" and "HMD not present" shown as message

Controllers :
Exit controller screen warning is not shown for real ESC key press
FF device is automatically assigned (if two or more are connected)
A single controller can now be selected (if two or more connected)
LFS tries to move force feedback wheel to centre when car is reset
Button and axis numbers now start at 1 (affects /button and /axis)
Assigned arrow keys work better (e.g. movement in free view mode)

Force feedback steering wheel turn limitation :
In your wheel settings use a large turn amount e.g. 900 degrees
In LFS Options - Controls set "Wheel turn" slider to match that
In LFS Options - Controls set "Wheel turn compensation" to 1.00
You should now find your wheel is correctly limited in all cars

Misc :
Increased UDP send buffer size from 12KB to 32KB
You can now select a specific audio device in Audio Options screen
D3DCompiler_43.dll and D3DX9_43.dll are now supplied in dll folder
The card_cfg.txt file is no longer used - options moved to cfg.txt
Mirror adjustment and other view settings change with driver side
New text command /horn X to set horn type (X = 1 to 5)

Translations :
Most translations updated. Thank you translators!

Fixes :
Unassigned controls regained default key or button on restart
Added checks to avoid a crash in LFS after a graphics driver error

0.6P9

Sep 3, 2016

Mirrors :
Mirror offset sliders only shown if a car has an interior mirror

Graphics :
Improved detection of nearby objects that should be shadowed

Fixes :
Unassigned controls regained default key or button on restart

0.6P8

Sep 2, 2016

Mirrors :
Increased resolution of mirror texture
Accurate view frustum for object culling in mirrors
Increased virtual mirror width from 0.3 to 0.333

Graphics :
Improved lighting on tyres and drivers - noticeable in dark places
Smoothed downward ambient lighting colour to avoid flickering

Misc :
New text command /horn X to set horn type (X = 1 to 5)

Fixes :
Your own car's shadow was not visible in the mirrors

0.6P7

Aug 31, 2016

Mirrors :
Mirror adjustment and other view settings change with driver side
Reduced mirror up/down adjustment range to 20 degrees each way

Graphics :
Car shadow is now drawn when you are in an internal view

Fixes :
Mirror views could become corrupted when the car was damaged
Extreme adjustment of one mirror could corrupt other mirror views
Added checks to avoid a crash in LFS after a graphics driver error

Misc :
More translation updates - thank you translators

0.6P6

Aug 26, 2016

Mirrors :
Increased vertical adjustment range for central mirror position
Added a "Default position" button to restore moved mirrors
Improved shape of interior mirror for XR road cars

Fixes :
Audio devices were sometimes displayed using the wrong code page

Misc :
Various translations updated - thank you translators

0.6P5

Aug 25, 2016

Mirrors :
Adjustment values are now displayed and can be typed in
Additional translation strings for left and right mirrors

Fixes :
Objects could disappear with extreme up or down mirror adjustment

0.6P4

Aug 23, 2016

Mirrors :
Mirror adjustment is now possible (in View Options)

Fixes :
Raceabout passenger seated positions were missing
Various steering animations included some unwanted leg movement
Internal mirror setting was overwritten by external setting on load
Helmet in mirror no longer moves with view when using a custom view

0.6P3

Aug 19, 2016

Mirrors :
Mirrors are now realistic and include your own car in the image
A separate viewpoint is used to draw each mirror's view
Minor updates to some car models to improve visibility
Mirrors now use the same LOD setting as the main view
Virtual mirror is now available in follow view

VR :
Mirrors now use a full 3D view

Minor graphical updates :
Corrected downward ambient lighting colour (was too bright)
Slight reduction in near clipping plane distance

Multiplayer :
Increased UDP send buffer size from 12KB to 32KB

0.6P2

Jun 17, 2016

Free view (SHIFT+U mode) :
Free view is now shown as an option in the Escape Menu
New walk mode which is good for wandering around in VR

Controllers :
Exit controller screen warning is not shown for real ESC key press
FF device is automatically assigned (if two or more are connected)
A single controller can now be selected (if two or more connected)
LFS tries to move force feedback wheel to centre when car is reset
Button and axis numbers now start at 1 (affects /button and /axis)
Assigned arrow keys work better (e.g. movement in free view mode)

Force feedback steering wheel turn limitation :
In your wheel settings use a large turn amount e.g. 900 degrees
In LFS Options - Controls set "Wheel turn" slider to match that
In LFS Options - Controls set "Wheel turn compensation" to 1.00
You should now find your wheel is correctly limited in all cars

VR :
Mouse look in free view mode in VR avoids pitch (stays horizontal)
Rift errors "display lost" and "HMD not present" shown as message

Misc :
You can now select a specific audio device in Audio Options screen
D3DCompiler_43.dll and D3DX9_43.dll are now supplied in dll folder
The card_cfg.txt file is no longer used - options moved to cfg.txt

0.6P

Apr 16, 2016

Translations :
Many translations updated. Thank you translators!

VR :
Support for Oculus Rift CV1 and DK2 using the new 1.3 software
Default HUD field of view is now 70 degrees / HUD distance 0.5m
Improved appearance of top row (ESC / F keys) of virtual keyboard
Rift remote can be used for click / escape / virtual keyboard
IPD slider movement is now detected and a message displayed
Auto-updater is avoided in VR mode (shows helpful options)
Intro replay is avoided if LFS is started in VR mode
OpenVR support updated to 0.9.19

Controllers :
Controllers may be plugged in and detected after LFS is started
Refresh button to detect controllers in Options - Controls screen
Controllers are now sorted (not dependent on order of connection)
Separate controller type settings for with or without controllers
Automatic axis and button assignment for various game controllers
Automatically set Clutch setting to axis if wheel has clutch pedal
Automatic preset is now attempted on first of multiple controllers
Controller screen in game now shows correct pedals and steer gauge
New joystick look mode using two axes to control look direction
Arrow keys can now be assigned to wheel buttons (default D-pad)
Default 900 degrees turn for Logitech G25 / G27 / Driving Force
Attempted reasonable presets for Thrustmaster and DFGT wheels
A scroll bar appears if there are more than 16 available axes
Warning when you press ESC to exit controller setup screen
Removed axis calibration system that had various problems
You can now type in the active range of an axis function
Typed range can exceed input range to reduce axis effect
Look Roll axis function now has a full 360 degree range
Button functions are now easier to see when in car

Fixes :
Axis names were previously displayed wrongly in Options - Controls
It was possible to enter a state where chat box could not be opened

0.6N7

Apr 15, 2016

Translations :
Many translations updated. Thank you translators!

VR :
Default HUD field of view is now 70 degrees / HUD distance 0.5m
Improved centralisation of one-eye monitor view on desktop window
Auto-updater is avoided in VR mode and helpful options are offered
Crosshairs are always visible when watching a training replay

0.6N6

Apr 14, 2016

VR :
Fixed an error in calculation of Rift's vertical FOV
The intro replay is avoided if LFS is started in VR mode
LFS now pauses and hides crosshairs when Rift focus is lost
OpenVR support updated to 0.9.19

Controllers :
RGT wheel should now be identified as a Thrustmaster

Misc :
Added left and right arrows to the "Look function" option
Music in setup screens is no longer enabled by default

0.6N4

Apr 13, 2016

Controllers :
Controllers with 5 axes now default to combined brake / throttle
Combined brake / throttle axis now defaults to correct direction
Automatically set Clutch setting to axis if wheel has clutch pedal
Automatic preset is now attempted on first of multiple controllers
Controller screen in game now shows correct pedals and steer gauge
New joystick look mode using two axes to control look direction
Arrow keys can now be assigned to wheel buttons (default D-pad)
Default 900 degrees turn for Logitech G25 / G27 / Driving Force
Attempted reasonable presets for Thrustmaster and DFGT wheels
A scroll bar appears if there are more than 16 available axes
Removed axis calibration system that had various problems
You can now type in the active range of an axis function
Typed range can exceed input range to reduce axis effect
Look Roll axis function now has a full 360 degree range

0.6N3

Apr 7, 2016

VR :
Rift headphones are now used for sound output (default setting)
Rift remote can now be used for click / escape / virtual keyboard
Improved appearance of top row (ESC / F keys) of virtual keyboard

Controllers :
Controllers may now be plugged in and detected after LFS is started
Refresh button to detect controllers in Options - Controls screen
Controllers are now sorted (not dependent on order of connection)
Separate controller type setting for with / without controllers
Automatic controls assignment for various game controllers
Warning when you press ESC to exit controller setup screen
Button functions are now easier to see when in car

Fixes :
Axis names were previously displayed wrongly in Options - Controls
It was possible to enter a state where chat box could not be opened

0.6N2

Apr 2, 2016

VR :
New LFSRiftVR DLL supports Oculus 1.3 software
IPD slider movement is now detected and message displayed
Now correctly handles CV1's different up and down FOV values
User can now cause LFS to exit through the Oculus software

0.6N

Mar 24, 2016

Translations :

Most translations updated. Thank you translators!

VR :

Look and click (with space or button) can be used instead of mouse
A virtual keyboard is displayed in VR mode above text entry dialog
Toggle virtual keyboard with a controller button or backspace key
Talk function (T) and ESC can now be assigned to wheel buttons
OpenVR SDK now 0.9.17 and supports live IPD adjustment (Vive)
Removed interface aspect ratio 1:1 and added 14:9 (default)
New click and type buttons in place of some slider bars

Multiplayer :

New Demo filter at bottom of List of Hosts screen
Reduced remote car steering wobble each time a packet is received
Smoothed steering / brake / throttle inputs in multiplayer replays
MPR smoothing is disabled by switching on network debug (SHIFT+F8)
Passwords hidden on Start New Host and Join Specific Host screens

Raceabout in front of Westhill pits Siren sound :

Start local car siren with command /siren=off/fast/slow
Allowed (on cars with a horn) only if user is allowed by host
Allow a multiplayer guest to use siren : /cansiren username 1

Audio :

More accurate horn (and flash) with shorter transmission delay
Reduced the minimum volume to play a sound (can hear further away)
Added doppler effect to all car sounds that didn't have it already
Removed doppler effect resulting from SHIFT+U mode camera velocity
Updated commands.txt with commands /cansiren /siren /ujoin /uai

Training lessons :

Previous and best times are shown during the lesson replay
SHIFT+R now restarts the lesson without returning to instructions
SHIFT+X exits from replay or lesson back to the instructions screen
Press 1 to watch or restart replay without finishing the lesson
ESC once starts the replay / another time to exit lesson

Formula XR racing at Rockingham Lesson editor :

Reverse and open configurations may now be selected
Lesson image filename no longer needs to start with zzz_
Image does not need to be square (but is still shown in a square)
On entry to lesson editor the current track and config are selected
You can now select the lighting (weather) for a lesson

InSim :

New ISS state flags to notify if local PC is in dialog / text entry
New packet SMALL_LCS - set local car switches (lights, horn, siren)

Misc :

Input and sound are now enabled by default when LFS is not focussed
Mouse click on demo exit screen now exits LFS or opens www.lfs.net
Layout editor now allows unmovable objects to intersect

Fixes :

Out-of-path start warning incorrectly showed local player name
Dedicated server did not search for path after out-of-path start
Non-dedicated server could crash if guest driver drove off track
Possible crash if a shadowed object near a paused car was deleted
Possible crash if texture resolution changed while generating
Alt Gr key + number could cause text colour to change

0.6M9

Mar 23, 2016

More translation updates! Thank you translators! Smile

Audio :

Reduced the minimum volume to play a sound (can hear further away)
Added doppler effect to all car sounds that didn't have it already
Removed doppler effect resulting from SHIFT+U mode camera velocity
Updated commands.txt with commands /cansiren /siren /ujoin /uai

Siren sound :

Command /cansiren now works on players that have not joined race
Command /cansiren username 0 now switches off username's siren

Fix :

Fixed a recently introduced bug in the /key and /button commands

0.6M8

Mar 22, 2016

More translation updates, thank you translators

Multiplayer :

More accurate horn and flash with shorter transmission delay

Siren sound :

Text command /siren=off/fast/slow
Only allowed on cars with a horn and if allowed by host
Allow a multiplayer guest to use siren : /cansiren username 1

InSim :

New ISS state flags to notify if local PC is in dialog / text entry
New packet SMALL_LCS - set local car switches (lights, horn, siren)

0.6M7

Mar 19, 2016

More translation updates, thanks to translators

VR :

Crosshairs auto-hide in game when buttons visible (e.g. N or InSim)

Virtual keyboard :

Added Serbian / Croatian / Slovenian keyboard (QWERTZ)
Added Slovak, Turkish, Bulgarian and Romanian keyboards

0.6M6

Mar 18, 2016

Multiplayer :

New Demo filter at bottom of List of Hosts screen

Virtual keyboard :

Czech and Hungarian keyboard layouts are now supported
Mouse button function (e.g. throttle) disabled if clicking keyboard

Look and click :

Crosshairs did not work with vertical scroll bar

0.6M5

Mar 18, 2016

Virtual keyboard :

Can now operate assigned keys - Speed Limiter, Reset, etc.
Most Latin keyboards and Greek and Cyrillic are now supported
The key to toggle the keyboard is now backspace (or controller)
Virtual keyboard is now drawn in front of overlapping buttons
Shift and Alt Gr keys now affect the characters on keyboard
Dead keys (for diacritics / accents) are displayed in red
Virtual keyboard position moved above text entry dialog

VR :

Crosshairs can now go past the interface edge and fade out
Talk function (T key) can now be assigned to a wheel button

Fixes :

LFS could crash if interrupted while generating track
The Alt Gr key + a number could cause the text colour to change
Simultaneous Left + Right view keys were not working properly

0.6M3

Mar 12, 2016

VR :

Look and click (with space or button) can be used instead of mouse
OpenVR SDK now 0.9.17 and supports live IPD adjustment (Vive Pre)
Removed interface aspect ratio 1:1 and added 14:9 (default)
New click and type buttons in place of some slider bars

Virtual keyboard :

Automatically displayed in VR mode below text entry dialog
Can be toggled by controller button or backslash key (VK_OEM_5)

Misc :

Input and sound are now enabled by default when LFS is not focussed
Mouse click on demo exit screen now exits LFS or opens www.lfs.net

Fixes :

Out-of-path start warning incorrectly showed local player name
Dedicated server did not search for path after out-of-path start
Non-dedicated server could crash if guest driver drove off track

0.6M2

Feb 23, 2016

Multiplayer :

Reduced steering wobble each time a position packet is received
Smoothed steering / brake / throttle inputs in multiplayer replays
MPR smoothing is disabled by switching on network debug (SHIFT+F8)
Passwords hidden on Start New Host and Join Specific Host screens

Training lessons :

Previous and best times are shown during the lesson replay
SHIFT+R now restarts the lesson without returning to instructions
SHIFT+X exits from replay or lesson back to the instructions screen
Press 1 to watch or restart replay without finishing the lesson
ESC once starts the replay / another time to exit lesson

Lesson editor :

Reverse and open configurations may now be selected
Lesson image filename no longer needs to start with zzz_
Image does not need to be square (but is still shown in a square)
On entry to lesson editor the current track and config are selected
You can now select the lighting (weather) for a lesson

Misc :

Layout editor now allows unmovable objects to intersect

Fixes :

LFS could crash if a shadowed object near a paused car was deleted

0.6M

Feb 13, 2016

Rockingham :

The Rockingham track is updated with fixes and improvements

Interface :

Translations updated - thank you translators!
LFS can now restart in a window on a side monitor as expected
Option "Input when window is inactive" keeps controllers working
New button on game setup screen to clear start grid with one click
New arrows to move grid positions - removed "swap position" button
Hold CTRL+SHIFT to show viewed car's player name beside time / fps
User interface elements should now be perfectly aligned with screen
Moved ABS option in car setup above the Traction Control option
Lap number is no longer shown if lap timing is not available
Text command /setlap now works in practice and qualifying
New admin commands /ujoin username and /uai username

Track day at Rockingham
Borderless window system :

New SHIFT+key functions are displayed on right of Screen Options
Borderless modes allow ALT+TAB to other programs without minimising
Multiple monitor support is greatly improved by a borderless window
New command /window min/max/monitor/virtual (no parameter=restore)
Full screen vertical sync option affects borderless window modes
F9 to F12 keys now toggle between their mode and a window

Multiplayer :

Add to grid buttons for admins beside names in list of connections
Rare MP bug could cause LFS to enter world before track was loaded
TCP position packets option now also sends TCP packets to host

Layout editor :

You can now set an identifier for a start lights object
Temporary start lights (in layout editor) middle light is now amber
InSim checkpoints and circles can be placed in the autocross editor
New button "place on ground" to restore ground check to objects
Maximum number of autocross circles increased from 150 to 180
Multiple object selection is now available in marshall mode

Simultaneous races on one host - an InSim application developed by the community
InSim :

INSIM_VERSION increased to 7 to support new incompatible packets
Backward compatibility system - send INSIM_VERSION in the IS_ISI
New join request system if ISF_REQ_JOIN is set - see InSim.txt
New system to reset a car at a location with or without repair
Packet IS_CSC to report changes in car state (start or stop)
Zbyte added to CarContObject structure to report car's altitude
Zbyte added to IS_OBH so the layout object can be identified
IS_MSO / IS_III / IS_ACR message out packets now have variable size
IS_BFN can now be used to delete a range of buttons with one packet
New packet IS_OCO can be used to override some or all start lights
New IS_AXM option PMO_SELECTION to set the layout editor selection
Added TTC_SEL to request an IS_AXM with layout editor selection
Added TINY_AXM to request IS_AXM packets for the entire layout
IS_SSH documentation updated as it is no longer only for bmp files
New packet IS_UCO sends info about InSim checkpoints and circles
New packet IS_SLC reports a connection's currently selected car
Packet TINY_SLC to request an IS_SLC for all connections
Added TINY_ALC and SMALL_ALC to get and set allowed cars

VR :

LFSRiftVR.dll updated to use Oculus SDK 0.8
LFSOpenVR.dll updated to use OpenVR SDK 0.9.15
Warning if Rift headset is opened using the OpenVR system
Text command /rift changed to /vr (but /rift still works)
New parameters for the /vr command : /vr=rift and /vr=openvr

Hotlapping :

Traction control can no longer be switched on if disabled in setup
Handbrake can no longer be used in single seater cars while moving
In hotlapping mode there is a new HLVC check for cutting cornerS
Corner cutting HLVC check is also reported in InSim IS_HLV

Misc :

AI drivers can now drive in low wind (but not high)
View shift maximum settings increased to 0.1 m per g
A warning is now shown if a car starts outside the path
If car starts outside path it will keep searching to find the path
Hidden object removal is disabled when car is high above the track
No longer stored in message history : /press /ctrl /shift /alt

Fixes :

AI path drive limits were wrong at one corner of Kyoto National
Controls Options - buttons were not displayed under Shifter tab
Colour adjusters looked wrong in Interface and Display options
The text "S3" is now correctly sent in the InSim IS_VER packet
InSim IS_HLV packet no longer reports car contacts as wall hits
Floating text above a lagging car was drawn without transparency
One button look amount was doubled in axis, mouse and TrackIR look
The /track and /ws commands now accept double digit config numbers
Tracks file for /tracks command now works with double digit configs
Blank number plate on joining race after watching an instant replay

0.6K26

Feb 12, 2016

Translations :

More translation updates. Thank you again translators!

Paths :

If car starts outside path it will keep searching to find the path

InSim :

Pit speed limiter now switched off if car is moved out of pit lane

0.6K25

Feb 12, 2016

Interface :

Lap number is no longer shown if lap timing is not available

0.6K24

Feb 12, 2016

Translations :

More translation updates. Thank you translators!

Interface :

Text command /setlap now works in practice and qualifying

InSim :

Packet IS_CSC to report changes in car state (start or stop)
Zbyte added to CarContObject structure to report car's altitude
Avoiding sending IS_SLC packets to old version InSim guests

0.6K23

Feb 11, 2016

Incompatible version - Rockingham update including Sunset lighting

0.6K22

Feb 11, 2016

Layout editor :

Temporary start lights (in layout editor) middle light is now amber

Interface :

Message "Connection has no car selected" info adding remote driver

InSim :

New packet IS_SLC reports a connection's currently selected car
Packet TINY_SLC to request an IS_SLC for all connections

Fixes :

Racing car spawned outside pit lane had speed limiter enabled

0.6K21

Feb 10, 2016

InSim :

Changed TINY_SEL to more useful TTC_SEL to get a connection's selection
Similarly IS_AXM with PMO_SELECTION can set a connection's selection
Overridden start lights states are now sent to joining players

0.6K20

Feb 9, 2016

Layout editor :

You can now set an identifier for a start lights object

InSim :

IS_SSH documentation updated as it is no longer only for bmp files
New packet IS_OCO can be used to override some or all start lights

0.6K19

Feb 8, 2016

A car moved by an IS_JRR packet now has the handbrake applied
Extra check for intersecting multiple circles when adjusting width
Can now set multiple marshall stand positions / checkpoint indices

0.6K18

Feb 8, 2016

Layout editor :

New button "place on ground" to place objects on ground
You can now adjust the width / radius of multiple circles

InSim :

Added TINY_SEL to request an IS_AXM with layout editor selection
New value PMO_REQUESTED renamed to PMO_TINY_AXM for consistency
New IS_AXM option PMO_SELECTION to set the current editor selection

0.6K17

Feb 7, 2016

InSim :

Added TINY_AXM to request IS_AXM packets for the entire layout

0.6K16

Feb 7, 2016

Fixes :

Moving some similar multiple objects caused an infinite loop
Indices automatically assigned to new objects were not shown

0.6K14

Feb 6, 2016

Layout editor :

Multiple object selection is now available in marshall mode

Fixes :

Quick repeat moving checkpoints in multiplayer caused duplication

0.6K12

Feb 3, 2016

InSim :

INSIM_VERSION increased to 7 to support new incompatible packets
Backward compatibility system - send INSIM_VERSION in the IS_ISI
Added TINY_ALC and SMALL_ALC to get and set allowed cars

Misc :

No longer stored in message history : /press /ctrl /shift /alt

Fixes :

FF was not initialised when "Input when window is inactive" was set

0.6K11

Feb 2, 2016

InSim :

IS_MSO / IS_III / IS_ACR message out packets now have variable size
IS_BFN can now be used to delete a range of buttons with one packet
In game spectate then SHIFT+P and type /join - message is now shown

Start grid controls :

Start grid clear button is now available in multiplayer for admins
Add to grid buttons for admins beside names in list of connections
New arrows to move grid positions - removed "swap position" button

Fixes :

Player with car in game leaving pits no longer sends a join request
In 0.6K10 the IS_MTC Msg To Connection with UCID 255 did not work

0.6K10

Jan 29, 2016

InSim :

New join request system if ISF_REQ_JOIN is set - see InSim.txt
New system to reset a car at a location with or without repair
New admin commands /ujoin username and /uai username

0.6K9

Jan 27, 2016

Rockingham :

The Rockingham track is updated with fixes and improvements

0.6K8

Jan 26, 2016

Misc :

Moved ABS option in car setup above the Traction Control option
TCP position packets option now also sends TCP packets to host

Borderless window system :

Cleaner switch between (borderless) windowed and full screen modes
Full screen vertical sync option now affects borderless window mode

VR :

Warning if Rift headset is opened using the OpenVR system
Text command /rift changed to /vr (but /rift still works)
New parameters for the /vr command : /vr=rift and /vr=openvr

Fixes :

User interface elements should now be perfectly aligned with screen
Rare MP bug could cause LFS to enter world before track was loaded
AI path drive limits were wrong at one corner of Kyoto National

0.6K7

Jan 21, 2016

Rockingham :

The Rockingham track is updated with fixes and improvements

Misc :

Most translations have been updated - thank you translators
Borderless window modes are now restored on restarting LFS
F9 to F12 keys now toggle between their mode and a window

Fixes :

LFS sometimes selected a low resolution when updating to 0.6K6
The SHIFT+F9 key assignment defaulted to "unknown" screen mode
Controls Options - buttons were not displayed under Shifter tab

0.6K6

Jan 19, 2016

Borderless Window full screen mode system :

New SHIFT+key functions are displayed on right of Screen Options
Borderless modes allow ALT+TAB to other programs without minimising
Multiple monitor support is greatly improved by a borderless window
New command /window min/max/monitor/virtual (no parameter=restore)

Misc :

AI drivers can now drive in low wind (but not high)
View shift maximum settings increased to 0.1 m per g

Fixes :

InSim IS_HLV packet no longer reports car contacts as wall hits

0.6K5

Jan 14, 2016

LFS can now restart in a window on a side monitor as expected
Option "Input when window is inactive" keeps controllers working

VR :
LFSRiftVR.dll updated to use Oculus SDK 0.8
LFSOpenVR.dll updated to use OpenVR SDK 0.9.14

0.6K4

Jan 11, 2016

Fixes :
Command line command /adminslots was broken in K2 and K3
Remote cars caused handbrake warning spam when leaving pits
A warning is now shown if a car starts in a point outside the path
One button look amount was doubled in axis, mouse and TrackIR look
Blank number plate on joining race after watching an instant replay

0.6K3

Jan 9, 2016

New button on game setup screen to clear single player start grid
Hold CTRL+SHIFT to show viewed car's player name beside time / fps
Hidden object removal is disabled when car is high above the track
Traction control can no longer be switched on if disabled in setup
Handbrake can no longer be used in single seater cars while moving

Fixes :
Colour adjusters looked wrong in Interface and Display options
Floating text above a lagging car was drawn without transparency

0.6K2

Dec 30, 2015

In hotlapping mode there is a new HLVC check for cutting corners
Corner cutting HLVC check is also reported in InSim IS_HLV

Fixes :
The /track and /ws commands now accept double digit config numbers
Tracks file for /tracks command now works with double digit configs
The text "S3" is now correctly sent in the InSim IS_VER packet
Fixed a small bug related to highlights in cfg.txt

0.6K

Dec 19, 2015

New Track :

Rockingham race track is now included - S3 license required

AI :

Now avoid ramming other cars when in the pit lane or lap of honour
Max drivers in single player increased to 24 (online max still 40)

Graphics :

New reflections system and shaders for cars and buildings
Nearby objects are visible in new dynamic reflections on cars
Option to set number of dynamic reflections in main view and mirror
Misc option to enable a programmable post-processing shader

Misc :

New command /rsh to reload shaders (e.g. after editing externally)
Maximum number of controllers increased to 10 (was previously 8)

VR :

HTC Vive headset is now supported through OpenVR
Oculus Rift support now requires runtime 0.7 or later
Improved dialog sequence after any error entering VR mode

Training lesson editor :

SHIFT+T on main entry screen to access lesson editor or list editor
Layouts for lessons must be copied from layout to training folder
SHIFT+T on training screen to view and test newly added lessons

Fixes :

Improved validity check when loading car colour settings
Alpha sorting issue on bricks at base of a South City building
AI could go wrong when entering BL pit lane for a pit stop
AI driver names can no longer be blank

0.6J5

Dec 18, 2015

AI :
Now avoid ramming other cars when in the pit lane or lap of honour
FIX : Could go wrong when entering BL pit lane for a pit stop

0.6J4

Dec 17, 2015

Fixes :
Render target problem in HTC Vive when changing tracks
AI driver names can no longer be blank

Misc :
Max drivers in single player increased to 24 (online max still 40)

0.6J3

Dec 11, 2015

Fixes :
Alpha Test textures on cars did not have transparency
LFS could crash on joining server with maximum autocross objects
LFS could get into a bad state after starting a corrupted MPR file
Smoothing groups error made back of South City cinema too dark
Alpha sorting issue on bricks at base of a South City building

VR :
Improved dialog sequence after any error trying to enter VR mode

Training lesson editor :
Enabled the H key (message history toggle) in the training editors
Added checks to make sure the layout and config number are valid

Misc :
More updated translations - thank you translators

0.6J2

Dec 3, 2015

Graphics :
New reflections system and shaders for cars and buildings
Nearby objects are visible in new dynamic reflections on cars
Option to set number of dynamic reflections in main and mirror view
Misc option to enable a programmable post-processing shader

Misc :
New command /rsh to reload shaders (e.g. after editing externally)
Maximum number of controllers increased to 10 (was previously 8)
Updated translations - thank you translators

VR :
HTC Vive headset is now supported through OpenVR
Oculus Rift support now requires runtime 0.7 or later

Training lesson editor :
SHIFT+T on main entry screen to access lesson editor or list editor
Layouts for lessons must be copied from layout to training folder
SHIFT+T on training screen to view and test newly added lessons

Fixes :
Improved validity check when loading car colour settings

0.6J

Aug 15, 2015

Optimisations :
Static vertex buffers reorganised to reduce DirectX instructions
Frames buffered (default 1) to allow next frame to start rendering
More efficient car distance sorting system for sound and graphics
Dynamic vertex buffers now set to use hardware vertex processing
Better frame rate in places where many objects may be visible

Graphics :
Sky texture is now drawn in mirrors
Layout editor object selection buttons are sorted by distance
Z-buffer depth setting can now be changed without restarting LFS
Mirror now uses 24 bit Z buffer if Z buffer setting is more than 16

Frame rate limitation system :
Frame rate limitation system is now accurate and has better values
New frame info display shows sleep / physics updates / gpu waiting
Now using an event query instead of a lock for input lag prevention
Minimum sleep setting changed to "Sleep every frame" (yes / no)

Misc :
Now using Direct3D 9Ex if available (Windows Vista and later)
Reduced glitch when autocross objects are optimised (e.g. on load)
Reduced min / max values for "Sound lag" setting - default now 0.08
New Audio Option "Sound when window is inactive" (off / on)

3D view modes :
Added a 3D level slider option to adjust monitor-based 3D views
Reduced CPU / GPU usage by sharing scene preparation for both eyes

Oculus Rift :
Now using Oculus SDK version 0.6.0.1 which includes timewarp
You can now enter and leave Rift mode without restarting LFS
Smooth display (if you do not use SLI or force vertical sync)
Monitor window view options : blank / one eye / two eyes

Oculus Rift compatibility mode :
For users who cannot use the Oculus 0.6 runtime, you can still use
the 0.5 runtime. Simply rename the ORDIRECT.dll to some other name
and LFS will then use LFSORDLL.dll instead (extended mode only).

Fixes :
Some buildings at Westhill track were drawn using a slow method
Mouse clipped to window (CTRL+C) now works properly with ALT+TAB
Using mouse wheel to change gear did not work properly at high fps
Layout editor object selection buttons used interface button slots
Crash changing texture resolution with two or more objects selected
Anisotropic filtering did not work on car textures (including skin)

0.6H10

Aug 12, 2015

Misc :
One more graphical optimisation for slightly higher frame rate
Z-buffer depth setting can now be changed without restarting LFS
Reduced some of the Z-buffer issues when using a 16 bit Z-buffer
More updated translations - Thank you translators!

Fixes for Windows 10 :
High CPU/GPU on ALT+TAB from full screen with vsync in Windows 10
Pause when exiting from replay or reaching end of List of Hosts

0.6H6

Aug 9, 2015

Misc :
Reduced min / max values for "Sound lag" setting - default now 0.08
Small error report added to deb.log if failed to start DirectX 9Ex
More efficient car distance sorting system for sound and graphics
More updated translations. Thank you translators.

Oculus Rift :
Updated ORDIRECT.dll to use 0.6.0.1 runtime instead of 0.6.0.0

Fixes :
CPU usage increased if minimised from full screen mode with vsync
Missing sound from nearby cars that were off screen in multiplayer
Frame rate limit system could cause lags when used in Windows 10
Frame info display could be clicked even when mouse was hidden
Virtual dashboard disappeared if another nearby car was drawn

0.6H5

Jul 28, 2015

Optimisations :
Frames buffered (default 1) to allow next frame to start rendering
Static vertex buffers reorganised to reduce DirectX instructions
Dynamic vertex buffers now set to use hardware vertex processing

Misc Options :
Frame rate limitation system is now accurate and has better values
New frame info display shows sleep / physics updates / gpu waiting
Minimum sleep setting changed to "Sleep every frame" (yes / no)

Oculus Rift :
For users who cannot use the Oculus 0.6 runtime, you can now use
the 0.5 runtime. Simply rename the ORDIRECT.dll to some other name
and LFS will then use LFSORDLL.dll instead (extended mode only).

Misc :
Added a 3D level slider option to adjust monitor-based 3D views
Mirror now uses 24 bit Z buffer if Z buffer setting is more than 16
Reduced glitch when autocross objects are optimised (e.g. on load)
Many translations have been updated. Thank you translators.

Fixes :
Anisotropic filtering did not work on car textures (including skin)
New chalk objects were invisible until optimise button was clicked

0.6H4

Jul 9, 2015

Misc :
New Audio Option "Sound when window is inactive" (off / on)

Oculus Rift :
Reduced CPU / GPU usage by sharing scene preparation for both eyes

Fixes :
Some buildings at Westhill track were drawn using a slow method
LFS failed to resave custom textures found to be in wrong format
Using mouse wheel to change gear did not work properly at high fps

0.6H3

Jun 30, 2015

Misc :
Now using an event query instead of a lock for input lag prevention
Some minor CPU optimisations probably not noticeable at this point

Oculus Rift :
Now continues to process physics while waiting for render to finish
Using 2 render target textures to avoid timing problems during copy

Fixes :
Minimum sleep 1 ms enforced in entry screens / credits / minimised
Some objects at Westhill became shiny when a car shadow was nearby
No sky on joining host with no cars or change texture res in editor

0.6H2

Jun 20, 2015

Misc :
Sky texture is now drawn in mirrors
Layout editor object selection buttons are sorted by distance
Now using Direct3D 9Ex if available (Windows Vista and later)
Minimum sleep can now be set to 0 ms (previous minimum was 1)
Minimum sleep is no longer available when using vertical sync
Slightly better fps in places where many objects may be visible

Oculus Rift :
Now using Oculus SDK version 0.6.0.0 which includes timewarp
You can now enter and leave Rift mode without restarting LFS
Smooth display (if you do not use SLI or force vertical sync)
Monitor window view options : blank / one eye / two eyes

Fixes :
Mouse clipped to window (CTRL+C) now works properly with ALT+TAB
Layout editor object selection buttons used interface button slots
Crash changing texture resolution with two or more objects selected

Translations :
Updated Italian, Romanian, Chinese and Turkish translations

0.6H

Apr 2, 2015

Westhill :
New version of Westhill with additional configurations
Full support for open configurations including access roads

Autocross Editor :
New adjustable concrete objects
Custom start positions and pit start points
Maximum autocross objects increased to 1800
Movable start lights included as an autocross object
Custom pit stop box disables pit lane and default pit stops
Custom pit stop box can now be used to repair car and refuel
Interface buttons now drawn in front of the object buttons
Pressing S/F/1/2/3 when object is selected now moves it
Pressing S/F/1/2/3 when object exists is now more helpful
Clicking colour instantly changes selected tyres or chalk
Clicking marshall position instantly changes selected marshall
Improved the appearance of marshall circles in the editor
Route checker index numbers now start at 1 instead of 0
The W/E keys instantly adjust width, no need to press M
Floating object buttons shown with different colour
X/Y/Z positions are now shown and can be typed in
Right click on X/Y/Z to move in steps of 1 metre
SHIFT+click to snap to 1 metre grid

Oculus Rift DK2 Rendering Misc :
Increased max cars in race from 32 to 40
Increased AU Autocross grid from 16 to 20
Increased BL Rallycross grids from 24 to 30
Maximum multiplayer car draw distance up from 300 to 500
Regenerated lightmaps and visible object lists on most tracks
Added paths at Fern Bay to cover road near Club and mini oval
InSim ISP_NCI packet added to give host more info about new guest
AI drivers hit wall entering pit lane at SO Classic / Town
Removed a corner marker from some configurations at Aston
Some tyres at Kyoto National disabled in other configs
Updated translations - thank you translators

New commands :
/zero_all
- Reset all lap counters and checkpoints passed as if the race had
just been started. This removes checkpoints passed.
So using this command on the first lap, before the first
checkpoint is passed, has no effect. After the first
checkpoint there is an effect. The first lap will not be
counted. This is intended to help with a rolling start after
a parade lap.

/setlap username X
- X is positive : Set the lap that the user is currently on (as
seen at the top right, not the number of laps completed). This
does not affect checkpoints passed. This may help with a driver
who reconnects after an unintended disconnection.
- X is zero : Same as the /zero_all command but for one driver.
- X is negative : subtract from the number of laps, without
affecting checkpoints passed. This may be useful as a penalty.

0.6G19

Apr 1, 2015

Tree / sign / bollard collisions restricted to object size
Circles more than 1.5m above car centre are now ignored
Checkpoints / finish line more than 1.5m above ignored

FIX : Restricted areas and route checkers were not working

0.6G18

Apr 1, 2015

FIX : Error with the new Wedge objects at 90 degrees

0.6G17

Mar 31, 2015

New Westhill track update with various fixes
New concrete objects Wedge and Short Slab Wall
Maximum autocross objects increased to 1800

0.6G16

Mar 31, 2015

Misc :
Custom pit stop box can now be used to repair car and refuel
Custom pit stop box disables pit lane and default pit stops
Maximum multiplayer car draw distance up from 300 to 500
Interface buttons now drawn in front of the object buttons
Off path side messages only shown with Network Debug enabled

InSim :
ISP_NCI packet added to give host more info about new guest

Layouts :
Car shadows now appear on the concrete objects
Raised start positions now work with concrete objects
Up/down buttons beside checkpoint width / circle diameter

Fixes :
Reset points on raised concrete did not work first time in
Default start points wrongly put car on concrete above them
Coloured concrete often did not go back to grey in editor
InSim IS_REO packet was ignored if more than 32 players

0.6G14

Mar 28, 2015

Westhill :
New version of Westhill with additional configurations
Full support for open configurations including access roads

Autocross Editor :
New adjustable concrete objects
Custom start positions and pit start points
Maximum autocross objects increased to 1500
Movable start lights included as an autocross object
Pressing S/F/1/2/3 when object is selected now moves it
Pressing S/F/1/2/3 when object exists is now more helpful
Clicking colour instantly changes selected tyres or chalk
Clicking marshall position instantly changes selected marshall
Improved the appearance of marshall circles in the editor
Route checker index numbers now start at 1 instead of 0
The W/E keys instantly adjust width, no need to press M
Floating object buttons shown with different colour
X/Y/Z positions are now shown and can be typed in
Right click on X/Y/Z to move in steps of 1 metre
SHIFT+click to snap to 1 metre grid

Tracks :
Increased max cars in race from 32 to 40
Increased AU Autocross grid from 16 to 20
Increased BL Rallycross grids from 24 to 30
Regenerated lightmaps and visible object lists on most tracks
Added paths at Fern Bay to cover road near Club and mini oval
AI drivers hit wall entering pit lane at SO Classic / Town
Removed a corner marker from some configurations at Aston
Some tyres at Kyoto National disabled in other configs

New commands :
/zero_all
- Reset all lap counters and checkpoints passed as if the race had
just been started. This removes checkpoints passed.
So using this command on the first lap, before the first
checkpoint is passed, has no effect. After the first
checkpoint there is an effect. The first lap will not be
counted. This is intended to help with a rolling start after
a parade lap.

/setlap username X
- X is positive : Set the lap that the user is currently on (as
seen at the top right, not the number of laps completed). This
does not affect checkpoints passed. This may help with a driver
who reconnects after an unintended disconnection.
- X is zero : Same as the /zero_all command but for one driver.
- X is negative : subtract from the number of laps, without
affecting checkpoints passed. This may be useful as a penalty.

0.6G3

Feb 20, 2015

Misc :
Regenerated lightmaps and visible object lists on most tracks
Added paths at Fern Bay to cover road near Club and mini oval

Fixes :
AI drivers hot wall entering pit lane at SO Classic / Town
Removed single-sided rectangle near the bridge at Fern Bay
Missing shadows on cars under bridges at Aston and Fern Bay
Shadows could appear on cars near path edges in open configs
Default lightmap sometimes used lighting from previous track
Removed message about 93 objects when loading Autocross track
Restored shadows mistakenly removed from South City buildings
Changing between reversed / forward configs - wrong lightmaps

0.6G2

Feb 14, 2015

Open Configurations :
As part of the development for the Westhill track update that is
still in development, the support for Open track configurations
has been improved. When possible, LFS now uses a suitable path
from one of the default configurations so these things work :

- Hidden object removal gives high frame rates
- Lighting system now works so that car looks correct in shadow
- Echo maps are used so the sound changes depending on location

The X (forward) and Y (reversed) open configuration selection
buttons are now visible on the track selection screen.

Hidden object removal :
The visible objects are now detected using a much better method
than in older versions. Visible object files for the existing
tracks are provided in the patch. You should find there is now
very little pop-up of objects, but still with a high frame rate.

The visible object lists for the TV cameras are now stored in a
separate list per camera rather than being path based. So you
should no longer see objects disappearing occasionally when using
the replay / TV cameras.

Misc :
Collision detection improved near the ends of long objects

Translations :
Updated Italian, Lithuanian, Russian and Ukrainian translations
Updated Brazilian Portuguese version of docs\Commands.txt

0.6G

Sep 27, 2014

Oculus Rift DK2 Support :
The Oculus Rift DK2 must be set to Extended Desktop mode
Start LFS, go into Options - View and click 3D at the top
For Display Type, select Oculus Rift then click OK
If all is well, LFS offers "Exit LFS to restart using the Rift"
Click OK to exit then when you restart LFS it should be in the Rift

Optional new command line options /rift=on and /rift=off
Use e.g. in a shortcut to make sure Rift mode is entered or not

LFS.exe /rift=on - try to go straight into Rift mode
LFS.exe /rift=off - do not go into Rift (ignores previous mode)

Oculus Runtime 0.4.2 (or later) is required

Graphics (visual improvement of transparent objects) :
Improved edges of transparent objects like trees and railings
Re-exported all transparent textures to improve image quality
Texture names ending ATEST / ALPHA / ALP24 all now end _ALP
If you do not install new textures, old ones will be converted

Graphics (other) :
Anisotropic filtering (AF) now default 4x
Mip bias sliders saved differently in cfg.txt
- You must set your mip bias and AF values again
Increased maximum value of multiplayer draw distance
Two new 3D formats : red-cyan anaglyph and cross-eyed view
Textures are automatically resaved (if needed) for faster load
Low res textures now load just as quickly as high res textures
New car shaders give higher frame rate when many cars on screen
FIX : Car lighting momentarily vertical as car entered a shadow
FIX : Graphics options sometimes showed too many FSAA options

Skin downloading when watching a replay :
If a car or helmet skin in a replay is not available at LFS World
when you start the replay (with low or high res skins selected)
but you already have the skin in the other resolution then that
skin in the other resolution will be used instead of a plain car

InSim :
New packet IS_HCP for host to add extra mass or intake restriction
to particular cars (affects all drivers using those cars)

Misc :
Driver's body is now enabled by default
Reduced input lag when vertical sync is enabled
Frame rate limit now disabled if vertical sync is active
Cars now drawn in nearest to furthest order for optimisation
CTRL+S screenshot message now stays for two seconds instead of one
Updated translations - thank you translators

0.6F12

September 26, 2014

Oculus Rift :
New command line options /rift=on and /rift=off
Use e.g. in a shortcut to make sure Rift mode is entered or not

LFS.exe /rift=on - try to go straight into Rift mode
LFS.exe /rift=off - do not go into Rift (ignores previous mode)

InSim :
New packet IS_HCP to add extra mass or intake restrictions
to particular cars (affects all drivers using those cars)

Misc :
Minor update to LFS_restart.exe suggesting run as administrator

0.6F11

September 25, 2014

Oculus Rift :
If you try to enter 3D mode when the Rift is not in extended mode,
and get the message to restart LFS with the Rift in extended mode,
it is now possible to go into a window (SHIFT+F4) and set your
Rift to extended mode then click 3D to try to enter Rift mode
again without exiting LFS, so avoiding one exit and restart.

0.6F10

September 24, 2014

Graphics :
Fixed bug at Aston where nearby tree line obscured background
Fixed small lines appearing in the air above some Aston trees

Oculus Rift :
LFSORDLL.dll rebuilt using SDK 0.4.2 (requires runtime update)
Removed 3 ways to enter Rift mode on your monitor by mistake

0.6F9

September 19, 2014

Graphics :
Improved edges of transparent objects like trees and railings
Re-exported all transparent textures to improve image quality
Texture names ending ATEST / ALPHA / ALP24 all now end _ALP
If you do not install new textures, old ones will be converted

Oculus Rift :
Tracking setup now allows camera to be in an offset position
Yaw reset (normally F8 key) should now work again with DK1

Misc :
Names above cars (N key) now work as expected on oval, etc.
Cars now drawn in nearest to furthest order for optimisation
CTRL+S screenshot message now stays for 2 seconds instead of 1
FIX : Misplaced accents on capital letters in names above cars

0.6F8

August 22, 2014

Implemented Oculus Rift health & safety warning at startup
Option to store driving position (avoids setting it every time)

0.6F7

August 19, 2014

Graphical :
Removed / reduced some texture related graphical issues
Textures are automatically resaved (if needed) for faster load
Low res textures now load just as quickly as high res textures
FIX : Graphics options sometimes showed too many FSAA options

Misc :
Anisotropic filtering (AF) now default 4x
Mip bias sliders saved differently in cfg.txt
- You must set your mip bias and AF values again
Increased maximum value of multiplayer draw distance

Oculus Rift :
Mip bias sliders are available in Rift mode again (separate)
LFS starts up in windowed mode on desktop if unable to open Rift
Steer look and mouse look options are now disabled in Rift mode
Windows error message is displayed if the DLL cannot be loaded
Recompiled Oculus DLL now depends on fewer external libraries
FIX : Arcade view and helicopter view now work as expected
FIX : Button look and Pitch / Rotate view now work in Rift mode
FIX : Names above cars (N key) now stay still when view rolls

0.6F6

August 12, 2014

Replay TV camera view is now displayed on a virtual monitor
3D level of the replay cameras adjustable from 0% to 100%

0.6F5

August 11, 2014

Misc :
Frame rate limit now disabled if vertical sync is active

Oculus Rift :
Implemented chromatic aberration correction (pixel shader)
Simplified head yaw is transmitted in multiplayer packets

FIX : Low persistence setting could be out of sync with Rift

0.6F4

August 10, 2014

"You can now enable vertical sync in Options - View. I suggest you try that out. You should get a really smooth view as long as you don't drop below 75 fps." - Scawen

Misc :
Driver's body is now enabled by default
Reduced input lag when vertical sync is enabled

Oculus Rift :
Predicted head position is used with vertical sync
Enabled low persistence display mode (on by default)
More helpful and better looking multiple selection dialog
LFS will now start up on default device if Rift is not found
Helpful message if detected Rift has wrong screen orientation
Position is retained if headset moves out of tracking range
Single mip bias slider when in Rift mode

0.6F3

August 6, 2014

Oculus Rift DK2 support :
- Set your DK2 to extended mode - Windows settings - use extended desktop mode, not duplicated
- Make sure the DK2 screen is set to "portrait" mode in Windows
- Start LFS and click 3D on View Options Screen
- Select Oculus Rift and click OK
- You should be given the option to exit, ready to restart in Rift mode
- Start LFS after exiting by the previous method

FIX : Sometimes the wrong mip bias setting was used e.g. on text
FIX : LFS crashed if an out of bounds entry was typed in 3D dialog

0.6F2

July 21, 2014

Two new 3D formats in TV / monitor / projector mode :
- red-cyan anaglyph
cheap red-cyan glasses are required
more expensive glasses can correct red (left) eye focus
colour perception is reduced and different in each eye
do not use this mode for a long time

- cross-eyed view
no equipment needed
the 3D world appears small
right eye looks at left image / left eye looks at right image
this is difficult for some people (with normal vision)
stop immediately if you feel any discomfort
do not use this mode for a long time

Skin downloading when watching a replay :

If a car or helmet skin in a replay is not available at LFS World
when you start the replay (with low or high res skins selected)
but you already have the skin in the other resolution then that
skin in the other resolution will be used instead of a plain car

Fixes :
Crash when using a wheel button assigned to /rift toggle command
Crash when pressing e.g. F8 when /press F8 was assigned to F8 key

Graphics :
New car shaders give higher frame rate when many cars on screen
FIX : Car lighting momentarily vertical as car entered a shadow

Misc :
Updated Estonian and Serbian translations

0.6F

June 21, 2014

3D device support :
Select 3D near the top of View Options to select device
Supports Oculus Rift, 3D monitors, projectors, TVs, headsets

Graphics :
LFS now uses DirectX 9 (previously used DirectX 8.1)
Random weather selected by default when loading a track
Mirror antialiasing is now available (in Graphics Options)
Improved transitions when switching between interface screens
Misc option to select CTRL+S screenshot format (bmp / jpg / png)

Various :
Updated translations - thank you translators
Message "Track loaded" now shows which track was loaded
Lateral and longitudinal accelerometer now works realistically
CTRL+ and ALT+ (assign text to F keys) visible in mouse / kb mode

Commands :
/refresh refreshes list of setups / hosts / replays
/setup now works correctly (loads setup) in garage screen
/colour and /setup without a parameter now select default
/join hostname from entry screen now tries to join named host
/exec and /wait can now take filenames with spaces in quotes
/track command (change track) accepts a weather parameter
e.g. /track BL2R 3 selects BL2R with 3rd weather

Fixes :
OOS error after an idle car was hit by objects
OOS error when an car was pushed out of bounds
Some glitches in the movement of vertical sliders
Helmet stayed the same after changing driver in MP replays
Some controllers could make mouse axes unavailable for use
MAX ALPHA (unsorted) message after adding 900 chalk objects
Joining host OOS if host started with invalid /weather value
High frequency changes in acceleration were filtered in OutSim
LFS would crash if more than 8 game controllers were connected
Text entry was not always cleared when entering the meeting room
F key text was delayed if pressed in warning or selection dialog
Stuck in game after Alt+F4 / X button after edit in SHIFT+U mode
Setup could sometimes be corrupted when joining - now spectated
NumConns was set to zero after disconnecting from an online host
Arrow keys in input dialog were re-enabled by code page selector
Joining car could not enter physics when many objects were moving

0.6E19

June 19, 2014

FIX : Dedicated server would not start up in reversed or open configs

0.6E18

June 18, 2014

More translations have been updated and corrected
Random weather selected by default when loading a track
Message "Track loaded" now shows which track was loaded

Commands :
/track command (change track) accepts a weather parameter
e.g. /track BL2R 3 <- selects 3rd weather on Blackwood 2 reversed

Fixes for new bugs :
Selected track image vanished if /weather command was used

Fixes for old bugs :
Joining host OOS if host started with invalid /weather value

0.6E17

June 13, 2014

Translation updates for most languages

Fixes for old bugs :
OOS error after an idle car was hit by objects
OOS error when an car was pushed out of bounds
Joining car could not enter physics when many objects were moving

0.6E16

June 5, 2014

The 3D support is now translatable - awaiting translations
Improved and optimised the Oculus Rift distortion function
Some other small performance optimisations in graphics code
FIX : Mouse drag movement in SHIFT+U mode in 3D modes

0.6E15

May 24, 2014

DirectX 9 :
A helpful message is now shown at start if DirectX needs updating
Misc option to select CTRL+S screenshot format (bmp / jpg / png)

FIX : Vertical sync was enabled in windowed mode - now disabled
FIX : Crash when using FRAPS or when another program went full screen

3D Support :
Options for 3D modes are displayed in a dialog before going 3D

Oculus Rift :
24-bit Z-buffer is now used if Z-buffer depth graphics option is 24/32
Full-scene AA option disabled in Rift mode (use special Rift AA option)
Wide screen effect option is now disabled in Oculus Rift mode

Commands :
/refresh refreshes list of setups / hosts / replays
/setup now works correctly (loads setup) in garage screen
/join hostname from entry screen now tries to join the named host
/exec and /wait can now take filenames with spaces in quotes
/colour and /setup without a parameter now select default

Fixes for new bugs :
FIX : Driver selection buttons clashed in first time driver screen
FIX : Race setup screen objects sometimes visible in other screens

Fixes for old bugs :
FIX : Text entry was not always cleared when entering the meeting room
FIX : F key text was delayed if pressed in warning or selection dialog
FIX : Some controllers could make mouse axes unavailable for use

0.6E14

Jan 31, 2014

Graphics :
Cars and drivers in menu screens are now antialiased
New Graphics Option : Mirror antialiasing

Oculus Rift :
New option : Antialiasing - NOTE : this reduces frame rate a lot...

Fixes :
FIX : Setup could (rarely) be corrupted when joining. Now detected and spectated with message.
FIX : NumConns was set to an invalid value of zero after disconnecting from an online host.
FIX : Arrow keys were re-enabled in the input dialog by using the code page selector.

0.6E13

Jan 22, 2014

DirectX 9 fixes :
FIX : LFS did not get past the entry screen if Haze effect was disabled
FIX : Anisotropic filtering (Texture filtering / AF slider > 1) did not work

Other fixes :
FIX : Starting LFS in full screen set mouse cursor to top left - now centre
FIX : FOV in helicopter view is now back to the same as it was before
FIX : Credits screen had a black background

0.6E12

Jan 20, 2014

DirectX 9 :
LFS now uses DirectX 9 instead of DirectX 8.1 (no visual changes)

Fixes :
FIX : Mirror texture is now 32-bit (as it was until recently)
FIX : Suspension view in garage did not work in 3D modes

0.6E11

Dec 16, 2013

Oculus Rift :
Aspect ratio correction option - helps in some cases when using 1920x1080

Fixes for new bugs :
FIX : Black background in pits screen when in game
FIX : Driver was invisible in driver options screen
FIX : Distance measurement tool in SHIFT+U mode was invisible

Fixes for old bugs :
FIX : MAX ALPHA (unsorted) message after adding 900 chalk objects
FIX : LFS would crash if more than 8 game controllers were connected
FIX : Alt+F4 / X button from SHIFT+U mode after editing got stuck in game

0.6E10

Dec 14, 2013

3D Support :
Simple HUD aspect ratio option for 3D modes in view options screen
SHIFT+U mode mouse view control now works in stereoscopic 3D modes

Oculus Rift :
Oculus Rift vertical FOV is now calculated (manual option also available)
Realistic eye positions and simple neck model moves eyes with head tracking

Fixes :
FIX : Some glitches in the movement of vertical sliders
FIX : Sliders moved twice as far as mouse in some 3D modes
FIX : Cleaner transition from track selection back to race setup screen
FIX : Rare crash that could happen when more buttons appeared on the screen

0.6E8

Nov 29, 2013

Support for stereoscopic 3D monitors, projectors, TVs and headsets
Lateral and longitudinal accelerometer values now work realistically
CTRL+ and ALT+ (assign text to F keys) visible in mouse / kb mode
Improved transitions when switching between interface screens

FIX : High frequency changes in acceleration were filtered in OutSim
FIX : Helmet stayed the same after changing driver in MP replays

0.6E7

Nov 11, 2013

Oculus Rift :
Added resolution and IPD to info display in view options screen
Head tracking now works in helicopter / follow / SHIFT+U modes

Fixes :
FIX : LFS crashed when changing track in Oculus Rift mode

0.6E6

Nov 8, 2013

External views (TV, helicopter and SHIFT+U) are now available in 3D modes. Note that the mouse control in SHIFT+U mode is not exactly correct in all modes and the autocross editor is not yet available.
New text commands /rift [on/off/reset] e.g. /rift reset will reset the orientation. This can be assigned to a function key or a wheel button in the controls screen.
A small amount of status information about the Oculus Rift is displayed on the right of the view options screen including head tracking values if they are available.
FIX : Selecting 2D or 3D mode did not disable or enable the Oculus Rift if it was the selected 3D device.
FIX : Oculus Rift now takes priority over TrackIR so there should be no problem with having a TrackIR installed on your computer.

0.6E5

Nov 6, 2013

Improved stereoscopic 3D support, including experimental Oculus Rift support.

Three 3D modes are available :
- TV / monitor / projector
- Conventional 3D headset
- Oculus Rift

0.6E4

Oct 11, 2013

Stereoscopic 3D support.

Other changes :
Lateral and longitudinal accelerometer values now work realistically
FIX : High frequency changes in acceleration were filtered in OutSim
FIX : Helmet stayed the same after changing driver in MP replays

0.6E

Nov 30, 2012

Improved multiplayer system :
Guest only needs host packets to continue processing
No waiting for packets from players with slow connections
Leaving a host is instantaneous even if a guest is connecting
Longer timeouts avoid disconnection due to short interruptions

New TCP packet buffering and storage system :
Reduces the number of physical packets sent
Major improvement when many InSim buttons are sent
Fixes some ways to lose connection on a busy server

New "instant" join system using cached packets :
Much faster connection to multiplayer hosts
Connection appears instant to the other guests
You can pit / spectate / etc. while a player is connecting
No OOS caused by joining while objects are added or removed

Other multiplayer updates :
New hacking protection and cheat detection systems
Improved user name checks during and after connection
Lag bars at bottom left show ping or delay of all guests
Ping time (or delay) shown as number in list of connections
OOS / CPW messages now show user name instead of player name
Instead of "LAG (seconds)" now "name (seconds)" is displayed
No buffer overflows from hangs or operating system time changes
Auto rename when you join a host with someone else's player name
User name in brackets now shown at end of disconnection messages
Left / right click on player name in replay now works as online
Race setup screen /clear command can now only be used by admins
Use of UDP or TCP is shown beside host name in connections list
Removed notification sound when a car is spectated by an admin
Added /player command to dedicated host setup.cfg file

LFS World statistics fixes :
Wrong PB recorded if custom checkpoints added without restart
Live host progress did not show changes to laps or qualifying
After forced to spectate by admin - status remained "in race"
Adding an AI driver changed real player's status to "in race"
Spectating from garage screen left player's status "in pits"

Other changes :
Latvian training lessons now included
Two new translations : Indonesian and Romanian
Maximum marshall circles increased from 96 to 120
Maximum autocross objects increased from 800 to 900
Pit exit direction arrow now works in open configurations
SHIFT + N : sound on / off now works in multiplayer screens

InSim :
Added new leave reasons (CPW / OOS / JOOS / HACK) for IS_CNL
Change to in-game usage of IS_REO - only valid after SMALL_VTA

Fixes :
Custom view was not set to new car type on replay restart
Duplicate lines in scripts could cause unexpected results
Virtual speedo sometimes overlapped numbers (e.g. XRG km/h)
Leaving garage screen could cause problems with a car script
User's controller type was not shown after taking over a car
SHIFT+R near end of SPR could make cars swap between players
Circuit length is no longer displayed for open configurations
Remote car with brakes on started to roll if reset on a slope
LFS could crash when displaying laps for fuel after short laps
Ready status in lobby is now checked when a player disconnects
Load WE1R on dedicated host - Checkpoint 1 path node not found
Short MP Replays were sometimes extended to a time of 10:55.36
It was possible to make an AI driver join with a disallowed car
Message typed while watching replay appeared as written by host
Message "Max guest cars : X" now shown in the selected language
Cars intersected if players joined autocross at the same time
An unusual state in which LFS displayed only a blank screen
Two instances of LFS no longer write to the same MPR / SPR

0.6B16

Nov 28, 2012

FIX : OOS Error after engine was switched off

0.6B15

Nov 28, 2012

Connecting and disconnecting guests could clash and break server
A minor improvement in connection code avoids a possible failure
Added some more protection against one more known way to cheat

0.6B14

Nov 27, 2012

Orange warning message if you are auto renamed on joining a host
Message : X disconnected - dark grey (same as it was before B13)
Requested UDP message not shown on joining a host (only if TCP)

LFS World statistics fixes :

Wrong PB recorded if custom checkpoints added without restart
Live host progress did not show changes to laps or qualifying

Fixes :

Valid car position packets in TCP mode were sometimes discarded
Join host with remote car in neutral - handbrake on for 1 second
Remote car with brakes on started to roll if reset on a slope

0.6B13

Nov 26, 2012

Left / right click on player name in replay now works as on line
Message : X connected - light blue / X disconnected - light grey
Use of UDP or TCP is shown beside host name in connections list
Sending position packets is avoided until guest fully connected
UDP / TCP position packets may be selected by clicking button

Fixes :

Pre-B12 MP replays in B12 showed all messages as written by host
Message typed while watching replay appeared as written by host
Pressing X button for a second showed "lost connection" on host

0.6B12

Nov 24, 2012

New "instant" join system using cached packets :

- Much faster connection to host
- Connection appears instant to other guests
- Safe to join while objects are added or removed
- You can pit, spectate, etc. while a player is joining

Player name conflict resolution :

Auto rename when you join a host with someone else's player name
You can always exit from player screen even if your name is used
Selected name not used in game if already used by another player
No two players (real or AI) can enter a race using the same name

LFS World statistics fixes :

After being forced to spectate by admin - status still "in race"
Adding an AI driver changed real player's status to "in race"
Spectating from garage screen left player's status "in pits"

Multiplayer :

Added /player command to dedicated host setup.cfg file
Removed /carshost command from dedicated host setup.cfg
Improved cheat protection stops some more ways to cheat

Misc :

Maximum autocross objects increased from 800 to 900
Maximum marshall circles increased from 96 to 120
Removed notification sound when a car is spectated by an admin

Fixes :

Message "Max guest cars : X" now shown in the selected language
Wrong message "Did not receive track info" on joining full host
Cars intersected if players joined autocross at the same time
An unusual state in which LFS displayed only a blank screen

0.6B11

Nov 6, 2012

Forwarded packets and timing packets are sent more promptly
Ping / lag time now shown in ms when less than 1 second
Ping / lag time is now also shown in game setup screen

Fixes :

In B10 hotlapping did not restart after leaving the pits

0.6B10

Nov 3, 2012

Improved cheat protection stops some more ways to cheat

Fixes :

Sending too many InSim buttons could cause guests to disconnect
It was possible to make an AI driver join with a disallowed car
Leaving garage screen could cause problems with a car script

0.6B9

Oct 27, 2012

New TCP packet buffering and storage system :

- Reduces the number of physical packets sent
- Major improvement when many InSim buttons are sent
- Fixes some ways to lose connection on a busy server

New lag bar system - host sends ping and lag info :

- Bars at bottom left to show packet delay for all connections
- Ping time (or lag when lagging) shown in list of connections

Fixes :

Short MP Replays were sometimes extended to a time of 10:55.36

0.6B8

Sep 25, 2012

FIX : Two instances of LFS no longer write to the same MPR / SPR
Connection now closes if no packets are received for 40 seconds
SHIFT + N : sound on / off now works in multiplayer screens
Pit exit direction arrow now works in open configurations
Updates to Latvian, Serbian, Indonesian, Romanian
Latvian training lessons now included

0.6B7

Sep 21, 2012

FIX : Guests were often kicked after another took over their car
Instead of "LAG (seconds)" now "username (seconds)" is displayed
Timer bounding increased to 30 sec for normal LFS (graphic mode)
Timer bounding stays at 6 sec for non-graphical dedicated hosts

0.6B6

Sep 20, 2012

Repaired most translations with a small update on one line
FIX : Guest disconnected if host used InSim IS_PLC packet

0.6B5

Sep 20, 2012

Improved multiplayer system :

Game only needs host packets to continue processing
Quicker joining to host - no waiting for other players
No waiting for packets from players with slow connections
Leaving a host is instantaneous even if a guest is connecting
Longer timeouts avoid disconnection due to short interruptions

(NOTE : no change to physics - old replays are still valid)

Other changes :

Two new translations : Indonesian and Romanian
New hacker protection applied to multiplayer packets
Improved checks on validity of user names while connecting
User names now confirmed with master server after connection
OOS / CPW messages now show user name instead of player name
Removed message "Got master packet" from network debug output
No buffer overflows from hangs or operating system time changes
User name in brackets now shown at end of disconnection messages
New "Authorised" message on host links user name with ip address
Race setup screen /clear command can now only be used by admins
Ability of guests to vote or select tracks now enforced by host

InSim :

Added new leave reasons (CPW / OOS / JOOS / HACK) for IS_CNL
Change to in-game usage of IS_REO - only valid after SMALL_VTA

Fixes :

Custom view was not set to new car type on replay restart
Duplicate lines in scripts could cause unexpected results
Virtual speedo sometimes overlapped numbers (e.g. XRG km/h)
Circuit length is no longer displayed for open configurations
LFS could crash when displaying laps for fuel after short laps
Ready status in lobby is now checked when a player disconnects
Load WE1R on dedicated host - Checkpoint 1 path node not found
User's controller type was not shown after taking over a car
SHIFT+R near end of SPR could make cars swap between players

0.6B

Jun 17, 2011

Contact detection and collisions :

Improved contact detection with road / walls / pit garage exit
Improved collisions with unmovable objects (e.g. red barriers)
Unmovable objects (e.g. ramps) now have concrete friction level
Improved wheel contact detection to reduce bad car collisions

SHIFT+U mode :

New free view mode replaces the old "low" and "high" path modes
Object or ground targeted by the mouse pointer is now detected
Left mouse button moves view point by "dragging" target point
Double click to move view point directly towards target point
Mouse wheel moves view point towards or away from target point
Left + Right mouse buttons rotate view point around the target
Arrow key movement follows ground below view point when possible
Store up to 10 views per track configuration with SHIFT+NUMBER
Recall a stored view with CTRL+NUMBER (or click the button)
Click on a car to follow it / look away to stop following
List of connections is now displayed in SHIFT+U mode
FIX : N key with options on caused overlapping text

Autocross editor :

New objects added and all objects are available at all tracks
Maximum number of autocross objects increased to 800 (was 512)
Multiple object selection - press CTRL and click object button
Selection can be deleted, copied (O), moved (M), rotated (,/.)
Object positioning is now accurate (uses mouse target detection)
Less CPU / better checks when adding / moving / deleting objects
Adding / removing autocross objects no longer resets all objects
Prevented mouse camera movement between button click and release
Reduced Z-buffer flickering of chalk objects and pit stop markers
Speed limit no longer enforced if autocross start position exists
Save layout button is now displayed in an SPR (same as in an MPR)
W/E/,/. keys now move values in minimum steps and use auto repeat
FIX : Name of loaded layout now remains or is cleared as expected
FIX : Could click on invisible replay slider when buttons visible
FIX : Could add marshall circles out of bounds (then undeletable)
FIX : High altitude layout objects appeared under ground on load
FIX : Start position sometimes remained active after deleting it

Open configurations :

New "drive anywhere" open configs (CTRL in track select screen)
Add checkpoints / barriers to use open configs as race circuits
Checkpoints can now be up to 62 metres wide to include pit lane
Open configs can be selected with text command like /track=SO1X
Custom layouts race progress / history now stored at LFS World
Qualifying / race positions list / blue flags are supported

Optimisations :

Frame rate increased - drawing most world objects is much faster
Optimised transparent objects (e.g. fences) to help open configs
Much better frame rate with many autocross objects (faster draw)
Removed continual small memory leaks (materials list corruption)
Number plate generation is much faster, reducing pit-out glitch

Hotlapping support :

Tyres section in garage - settings for tyre warmer temperatures
You can load a layout in hotlap mode (may include start position)
NOTE : LFS World hotlaps may include start position - not objects
Hotlapping is possible on open configurations (not for LFS World)
Exit from pits now results in a clean restart to hotlap position
Reliable detection of wall side impacts (e.g. at South City)
Pit stops are no longer available in Hotlapping mode

Interface :

Unlock screen now renames unnamed player to user name on exit
Clicking selected track loads that track (like pressing ENTER)
Windows messages processed in a cleaner way (affects key presses)
Mouse movements are processed more efficiently (drag / slide)
FIX : Mouse look info could go off screen in some languages
FIX : An invalid view could be selected when no cars in race
FIX : Meeting room scroll bar was invisible in recent versions
FIX : Occasionally refuelling did not match set amount

Graphics / Audio :

Improved display of help text / lesson text / welcome messages
F9 tyre diagram and SHIFT+L suspension diagrams now antialiased
Improved tyre optimisation - no missing parts of deflected tyres
Entry screen logo and frame are now drawn if a dialog box is open
FIX : In Driver Options the driver intersected with world objects
FIX : Reset from behind a barrier at South City could stop sound
FIX : Missing shadow on ground near fences at Autocross track

Multiplayer :

Wear limit for changing tyres can be set to 100% (never)
List of hosts can now show hosts you are not licensed to join
Host name is displayed in task bar and window title (if Latin)
Dedicated host window now adds new messages without flickering
Implemented VOB mod protection (physical changes will cause OOS)
Maximum qualifying time increased from 60 minutes to 240 minutes
Host options are now readable when opened from game setup screen
Default host IP address is now 127.0.0.1 (address of local host)
CTRL+SHIFT now displays time and date in all multiplayer replays
Driver sent his / her setup - message is now displayed only once
Removed TCP filter that allowed old versions in the list of hosts
FIX : On joining host, cars not past finish line showed wrong lap
FIX : Some problems resulting from multiple requests to join race
FIX : Pit stop did not end if car was knocked out of the pit lane
FIX : Some crashes that could result from an invalid unlock state
FIX : Some missing images (e.g. track select) caused LFS to crash
FIX : Suspension could incorrectly stay broken on remote computer
FIX : It was possible to get stuck on the track selection screen
FIX : Host restart exploit caused by multiple join packets
FIX : Avoided some possible unauthorised connections

Text commands :

New command /ck cancels any kick or ban votes in progress
New command /cv cancels game votes (restart / end / qualify)
Command /modified=yes allows a private host to avoid CP checks

InSim :

NLP / MCI minimum time interval reduced to 40 ms (was 50 ms)
New IS_RIP option FULL_PHYS to use full physics when searching
Longer IS_MST now up to 128 chars / specify sound / send to all
Lap timing info added to IS_RST (standard / custom / checkpoints)
New packet IS_CON reports details of contact between two cars
New packet IS_OBH reports information about any object hit
New packet IS_HLV reports incidents that would violate HLVC
New packet IS_PLC sets allowed cars for individual players
New packet IS_AXM to add / remove / clear autocross objects
New packet IS_ACR reports successful or attempted admin commands
OutGauge : OG_SHIFT and OG_CTRL (keys) bits added to OutGaugePack
Security : InSim can no longer be initialised from a URL command
FIX : TTime in IS_RIP was wrong in mid-join Multiplayer Replays
FIX : Clutch axis / button was not reported from Controls screen
FIX : IS_BTN did not allow the documented limit of 240 characters
FIX : InSim camera with vertical pitch would cause LFS to crash
FIX : OutGaugePack ID was always zero regardless of ID in cfg.txt

Track fixes :

BL : Repaired floating laptop on tool box in first pit garage
SO : Removed a ghostly collision object in South City pit lane
SO : Removed two barriers embedded in tyre wall (Sprint Tracks)
SO : Repaired a sunken barrier closing pit lane (Sprint Track 1)
WE : Fixed the position of the reversed configuration finish line
KY : Removed some barrier end segment errors from Oval / National

Misc :

New Ukrainian translation included
Hungarian translations of training lessons updated
CTRL+C now clips the mouse so window size cannot be adjusted
Admin commands from all connections are now logged (if enabled)
If logging is enabled a message is logged when an admin connects
TC Allowed Slip slider now goes up to 20% (previous maximum 10%)
The digit "1" now occupies the same screen space as other digits
On changing allowed cars, disallowed cars now join the spectators
Improved detection of invalid window positions when starting LFS
URL command is now case insensitive - LFS:// or lfs:// both work
Misc options : F9 / F10 accelerometer can be shown as one value
Cruise : current lap is not displayed if lap timing is disabled
Cruise : no need to drive a lap before serving DT / SG penalty
FIX : Racing line did not work again after viewing invalid car
FIX : It was possible to set qualifying on an autocross layout

0.6A4

Jun 16, 2011

Updated Commands.txt and Autocross.txt
FIX : Small documentation error in InSim.txt (ISP_X / ISF_X)
FIX : Racing line did not work again after viewing invalid car
FIX : MAX ALPHA (unsorted) after adding a lot of chalk objects

InSim :

New IS_RIP option FULL_PHYS to use full physics when searching
FIX : TTime in IS_RIP was wrong in mid-join Multiplayer Replays

0.6A3

Jun 14, 2011

Save layout button is now displayed in an SPR (same as in an MPR)
W/E/,/. keys now move values in minimum steps and use auto repeat
FIX : Name of loaded layout now remains or is cleared as expected
FIX : Select tyre while in objects menu - got wrong tyre colour
FIX : Multiple object rotation system did not work in 0.6A2

0.6A2

Jun 13, 2011

More updated translations included
Driver sent his / her setup - message is now displayed only once
FIX : Replay OOS error after saving an SPR with autocross objecs
FIX : Crash when "agree" was pressed on the Agreement screen
FIX : Avoided some possible unauthorised connections

0.6A1

Jun 10, 2011

Autocross editor :

All autocross objects are now available at all tracks
Multiple object selection - press CTRL and click object button
Selection can be deleted, copied (O), moved (M), rotated (, / .)
Prevented mouse camera movement between button click and release
FIX : Start position sometimes remained active after deleting it

Open configuration support :

Random time from red to green lights now works with open configs
It is now possible to start a qualifying session on open configs

Various :

All translations have now been updated
CTRL+C now clips the mouse so window size cannot be adjusted
Admin commands from all connections are now logged (if enabled)
If logging is enabled a message is logged when an admin connects
The digit "1" now occupies the same screen space as other digits
Maximum qualifying time increased from 60 minutes to 240 minutes
TC Allowed Slip slider now goes up to 20% (previous maximum 10%)
On changing allowed cars disallowed cars will join the spectators
Improved multiple line text formatting - Japanese training now ok
FIX : It was possible to set qualifying on an autocross layout

Hotlapping support :

Tyres section in garage - settings for tyre warmer temperatures
You can load a layout in hotlap mode (may include start position)
NOTE : LFS World hotlaps may include start position - not objects
Hotlapping is possible on open configurations (not for LFS World)
Exit from pits now results in a clean restart to hotlap position
Reliable detection of wall side impacts (e.g. at South City)
Pit stops are no longer available in Hotlapping mode

Tracks :

SO : Removed a ghostly collision object in South City pit lane
SO : Removed two barriers embedded in tyre wall (Sprint Tracks)
WE : Fixed the position of the reversed configuration finish line
KY : Removed some barrier end segment errors from Oval / National

InSim :

New packet IS_OBH reports information about any object hit
New packet IS_HLV reports incidents that would violate HLVC
New packet IS_PLC sets allowed cars for individual players
New packet IS_AXM to add / remove / clear autocross objects
New packet IS_ACR to report (attempted) admin commands

0.5Z34

May 16, 2011

FIX : Occasional false collision detections near segment ends
FIX : Endless auto car reset after falling into the underworld
Blue flag detection function for racing on open configurations
Dedicated host window now adds new messages without flickering
KY : No humps / tyres in open configs entering GP Long from Oval

Translations :

Greek translation is now up to date for the SHIFT+U mode updates
New Ukrainian translation included for testing (nearly finished)
Hungarian translations of training lessons updated

0.5Z33

May 13, 2011

Improved wheel contact detection to reduce chance of flying cars
Speed limit no longer enforced if autocross start position exists
All languages updated except Trad. Chinese / Greek / Belarussian
BL : Repaired floating laptop on tool box in the first pit garage
BL : Enabled all the rallycross section barriers in open configs
SO : Repaired a sunken barrier closing pit lane (Sprint Track 1)
SO : Enabled various barriers that were missing from open configs
FE : Enabled contact detection around mini-oval and nearby walls
FE : Enabled a barrier in open configs (at corner near a bridge)
KY : Enabled some barriers at entry / exit to infield / outfield
KY : Enabled speedhumps and tyres at entry to GP Long from Oval
AS : Enabled missing barrier across side road near AS3 chicane
Attempted FIX : Occasionally refuelling did not match set amount
FIX : Momentary loss of TV camera at Fern Bay Club X turn one

0.5Z32

May 6, 2011

Optimised transparent objects (e.g. fences) to help open configs
Adding / removing autocross objects no longer resets all objects
Much better frame rate with many autocross objects (faster draw)
Reduced Z-buffer flickering of chalk objects and pit stop markers
Custom layouts race progress / history now displayed on LFS World
FIX : On joining host, cars not past finish line showed wrong lap
FIX : SHIFT+U follow mode now stays on car if you rewind a replay
Command /modified=yes allows a private host to avoid CP checks

InSim :

Command /cv now only cancels game votes (restart / end / qualify)
OutGauge : OG_SHIFT and OG_CTRL (keys) bits added to OutGaugePack
Lap timing info added to IS_RST (standard / custom / checkpoints)

0.5Z31

Apr 28, 2011

Many translation files have been updated
Connection list is now visible in SHIFT+U mode
Skid marks are now visible on open configurations
Multiplayer : Cars driving far out of bounds are spectated
Race positions list / map car colours now work on open configs
InSim : IS_BTN did not allow documented limit of 240 characters
FIX : False collisions that showed up near pit lanes at Fern Bay

0.5Z30

Apr 22, 2011

Contact detection and collisions :

Improved contact detection with road / walls / pit garages
Improved collisions with unmovable objects (e.g. red barriers)
Unmovable objects (e.g. ramps) now have concrete friction level

SHIFT+U mode :

New free view mode replaces the old "low" and "high" path modes
Object or ground targeted by the mouse pointer is now detected
Left mouse button moves view point by "dragging" target point
Double click to move view point directly towards target point
Mouse wheel moves view point towards or away from target point
Left + Right mouse buttons rotate view point around the target
Arrow key movement follows ground below view point when possible
Store up to 10 views per track configuration with SHIFT+NUMBER
Recall a stored view with CTRL+NUMBER (or click on the button)
Click on a car to follow it / look away to stop following
Added a new Ramp2 which is the same as Ramp1 but 2.8 metres wide
Ramp1 and Ramp2 are stored in the exe and loaded into all tracks

Autocross editor :

Maximum number of autocross objects is now 800 on all tracks
Object positioning is much better - using mouse target detection
Less CPU / better checks when adding / moving / deleting objects
FIX : Could click on invisible replay slider when buttons visible
FIX : Could add marshall circles out of bounds then undeletable
FIX : N key in SHIFT+U with options on caused overlapping text
FIX : High altitude layout objects appeared under ground on load

Open configurations :

New "drive anywhere" open configs (CTRL in track select screen)
Open configs can be selected with text command like /track=SO1X
Open configs can be used as racing circuits by adding checkpoints
Checkpoints can now be up to 62 metres wide to include pit lane

Optimisations :

Removed continual small memory leaks (materials list corruption)
Number plate generation is much faster - reducing pit-out glitch
Frame rate increased - drawing most world objects is much faster

Interface :

Unlock screen now renames unnamed player to user name on exit
Clicking selected track loads that track (like pressing ENTER)
Windows messages processed in a cleaner way (affects key presses)
Mouse movements are processed more efficiently (drag / slide)
FIX : Mouse look info could go off screen in some languages
FIX : An invalid view could be selected when no cars in race
FIX : Meeting room scroll bar was invisible in recent versions
FIX : Text commands could be used to load layout in hotlap mode

Graphics / Audio :

Improved display of help text / lesson text / welcome messages
F9 tyre diagram and SHIFT+L suspension diagrams now antialiased
Improved tyre optimisation - no missing parts of deflected tyres
Entry screen logo and frame are now drawn if a dialog box is open
FIX : In Driver Options the driver intersected with world objects
FIX : Reset from behind a barrier at South City could stop sound
FIX : Missing shadow on ground near fences at Autocross track

Multiplayer :

Wear limit for changing tyres can be set to 100% (never)
List of hosts can now show hosts you are not licensed to join
Host name is displayed in task bar and window title (if Latin)
Implemented VOB mod protection (physical changes will cause OOS)
Host options are now readable when opened from game setup screen
Default host IP address is now 127.0.0.1 (address of local host)
CTRL+SHIFT now displays time and date in all multiplayer replays
Removed TCP filter that allowed old versions in the list of hosts
FIX : Some problems resulting from multiple requests to join race
FIX : Pit stop did not end if car was knocked out of the pit lane
FIX : Some crashes that could result from an invalid unlock state
FIX : Some missing images (e.g. track select) caused LFS to crash
FIX : Suspension could incorrectly stay broken on remote computer
FIX : Host restart exploit found by Luigi Auriemma (join packets)

InSim :

New command /ck cancels any kick or ban votes in progress
New command /cv cancels any votes (kick, ban, restart, etc)
NLP / MCI minimum time interval reduced to 40 ms (was 50 ms)
New collision packet gives details of contact between two cars
Longer IS_MST now up to 128 chars / specify sound / send to all
FIX : Clutch axis / button was not reported from Controls screen

Misc :

Misc options : F9 / F10 accelerometer can be shown as one value
Improved detection of invalid window positions when starting LFS
URL command is now case insensitive - LFS:// or lfs:// both work
Security : InSim can no longer be initialised from a URL command
Cruise : no need to drive a lap before serving DT / SG penalty
Cruise : current lap is not displayed if lap timing is disabled
FIX : InSim camera with vertical pitch would cause LFS to crash
FIX : OutGaugePack ID was always zero regardless of ID in cfg.txt

0.5Z28

Nov 25, 2009

Reduced minimum speed in SHIFT+U mode to 0.1 m/s
FIX : Could not join S1 or S2 host after unlocking in Multiplayer screen
FIX : Multiple host passwords are now stored for local network ip / port

0.5Z27

Nov 23, 2009

Reduced minimum view height in SHIFT+U mode
Improved reading of host names and passwords from command line
Multiple host passwords are now stored (Join Specific Host screen)

0.5Z26

Nov 21, 2009

Added support for lfs:// start LFS with command line from web page
Various translation updates

FIX : It was possible to reset the car while a vote was in progress
FIX : Clicking SPR / MPR did not work if "Load track when starting"
FIX : Help buttons sometimes translated after returning to English
FIX : Two or more dedicated hosts could be started with same port

0.5Z25

Oct 28, 2009

Improved multiple monitor and curved screen support :

The number of left and right screens can be manually entered in the View Options screen and you can set the angle between monitors.

If you specify more than one screen, multiple views are rendered in different directions. This allows much wider fields of view.

2 screens - maximum FOV 180 degrees
3 screens - maximum FOV 270 degrees
4 or more screens - maximum FOV 360 degrees

The FOV slider does not set the total field of view. Instead, you set the FOV of the main screen. LFS then calculates each screen's field of view and offset according to your settings.

Use "Screen angle" setting to specify the angle between monitors.

Use "View offset" to move the steering wheel off centre.

There are three separate sets of settings that are used depending on the screen size :

Screen width 3.75 times the height -> wide mode (default 3 screen)
Screen width 2.5 times the height -> medium mode (default 2 screen)
Otherwise normal (single screen) mode is active (default 1 screen)

These three sets all have the same available settings but different default values. This is so that if you have a wide screen setup then LFS will still look good when you reduce it to a normal window, because at that point it will automatically use "normal" mode.

To reproduce the old single projection 3 three screen mode, either - set the number of left and right screens to zero, or - set left and right screens to 1 and set "Screen angle" to zero.

A curved screen can be supported by setting the number of left and right screens to the maximum of 5 each. This 11 screen setup is an approximate cylindrical projection, ideal for curved screens.

Various other setups can now be properly supported, for example :

- A 2 screen setup with side screen at 30 degrees and offset wheel
- A 5 screen setup with each screen at 45 degrees - total FOV 225
- A 3 projector setup with each screen at 90 degrees - total FOV 270


Note :

External views (TV, helicopter and SHIFT+U mode) are always drawn as a single render and usually confined to the 2D interface area.

Related settings :

Option to force external views to use full width
Bezel compensation - to allow for the gap between monitors
Screen widths - for centre and side screens with a different width

Other changes to view system :

Two button look (left + right) is now double the one button look and this allows up to 180 degrees look (like old versions of LFS).

Rear look (instant 180 degree view from centre of car) is now the same on all cars (no longer shows a virtual mirror) but is disallowed if the host activates forced cockpit view.

Driving view Z-buffering improved so you should not usually see missing parts of your seat or the car body when looking around.

Mouse steer/look/axes now relative to interface (not entire screen)
New command : /view save - save any changes made to a custom view
New command : /view reload - reload a custom view without saving

Graphics :

Road cars and virtual dashboard use dashboard light symbols
Added option to set colour of new road car gear LED display
Shift lights removed from all road cars other than RaceAbout
Improved wheel drawing system including rotating brake discs
FBM / XRG / XRT / XRR wheels updated using the new draw system
Included updated liveforspeed.se skins and liveforspeed.ru skins
Headlights and tail lights can now be switched on by pressing '3'
Improved shadows - sharper and ambient shadow effect now included
Slight increase in wheels LOD reduction distance (increases detail)
Increased maximum value of Mirror LOD user setting (default now 0.3)
FIX : Physics objects & smoke can now be seen through your windscreen
FIX : Turn signals were switched off if car received any damage
FIX : Lightmap (lighting on cars) was positioned inaccurately
FIX : MRT5 gear indicator and fuel gauge are now visible

List of Hosts :

List is produced much faster (by using UDP instead of TCP)
Host options are displayed after clicking on a host to join
Improved order of "sort by version number" option (V column)
Number of cars in race and maximum are displayed for each host
Page up / page down / home / end keys now move through the list
Improved layout, appearance and options filters (with descriptions)
FIX : No response in List of Hosts after failing to join a host
FIX : Closing X connects message when trying to return to menu

Interface :

Click car arrow on small map to view that car
Blue and yellow flags removed from cruise mode
Connections list is now shown in alphabetical order
Click name in race position list to view that player's car
New key : SHIFT+Z to show the mouse cursor when it would be hidden
V / TAB / P / HOME / F1 / F2 / F3 / F / SHIFT+M / N work in options
Window size and position now restored after full screen or exit LFS
Direction to turn and speed limit is shown when leaving pit garage
Unlock screen : new "clear" button to remove name and password
New text command /showmouse [yes/no] does the same as SHIFT+Z
FIX : It was possible to start a replay during an active vote
FIX : F12 tyre display for remote car could go off screen
FIX : Central message sub-text disappeared in escape menu
FIX : Player name was wrong in entry screen after replay
FIX : Skin names containing a '.' could not be loaded

Autocross :

New key : SHIFT+O to enter options from SHIFT+U mode
Smoother view adjustment with left mouse button while following car
FIX : Autocross editor buttons were wrongly scaled with the interface
FIX : Selected object in editor vanished behind anything transparent
FIX : Could cross finish line without passing all route checkers
FIX : Autocross route checkers only worked for one lap

Translations :

Included new Latin American Spanish translation
Korean, Spanish and Slovenian training lessons

Multiplayer :

Progress indicator for skin downloads while joining a host
New message from host replaces "Did not receive guest info"
FIX : Added checks to prevent guests joining with no user name or ID
FIX : OOS starting race after joining autocross host in entry screen
FIX : Dedicated host did not save skins used in MPR (for downloads)

Misc :

Implemented ABS brakes in XRG / RB4 / FXO / XRT / FZ5
Misc option "Shadow generation" to select optimal shadow draw
OutGauge : Dashboard lights reported in new OutGaugePack fields
InSim : Traction Control and ABS are now reported in IS_NPL packet
InSim : New packets to start / search replays and take screenshots
FIX : LFS could crash when many cars were in view (e.g. during MPR)
FIX : Mouse steering was stuck on full lock after minimising window
FIX : Vista 64 power save switched off monitor in full screen mode
FIX : Short cuts were possible in slalom course training lesson
FIX : Follower view angle setting changed when LFS restarted
FIX : MPR buffer overflow vulnerability (thanks to muhaa)
FIX : Crash in game setup screen after removing a player

0.5Z24

Oct 27, 2009

List of Hosts : Improved layout and cars / options filters
List of Hosts : Page up / page down / home / end keys work
Host options are displayed on Join Specific Host screen
Added option to set colour of road car gear LED display

0.5Z22

Oct 23, 2009

Included Korean translation of training lessons
Much faster List of Hosts (by using UDP instead of TCP)
Z22 hosts display number of and maximum cars in List of Hosts
Included updated liveforspeed.se skins and liveforspeed.ru skins
XRG / XRT / XRR wheels updated using the new wheel drawing system
FIX : It was possible to start a replay while a vote was active

0.5Z20

Oct 17, 2009

FIX : Z19 problems going full screen in some versions of Windows

0.5Z19

Oct 16, 2009

Updates :

Road car dashboards updated to use dashboard light symbols
Shift lights removed from all road cars other than RaceAbout
OutGauge : Dashboard lights reported in new OutGaugePack fields
Included "Latino" translation : South American / Mexican Spanish
New command : /view reload - reload a custom view without saving
New command : /view save - save any changes made to a custom view
Mouse steer/look/axes now relative to interface (not entire screen)
Window size and position now restored after full screen or exit LFS
Cleaned up code : window create / resize / switch to full screen

Fixes :

FIX : Car shake when following in SHIFT+U mode with above 100 fps
FIX : Roll in SHIFT+U mode was not reported in InSim IS_CPP packet
FIX : Car shake when using left mouse in SHIFT+U to adjust position
FIX : Full width external views option was not saved in config file
FIX : Dedicated host did not save skins used in MPR (for downloads)
FIX : SoftTH users could not click side screen interface buttons
FIX : Overhead text (driver names) appeared too late in mirrors
FIX : Zoom keys could change screen angle setting (now limited)
FIX : LX4 number plate no longer intersects with spare tyre

0.5Z18

Oct 11, 2009

Changes in the multiple monitor support system :

New slider : Screen angle - to set the angle between monitors
New slider : View offset - to move the steering wheel off centre

The FOV slider no longer sets the total FOV. Instead, you set the
FOV of the main screen. LFS then calculates all the necessary
fields of view and offsets per screen according to your settings.

This allows a much wider range of setups. You can use a wider
field of view without needing to set your monitors to an extreme
angle. The new settings also make a dual monitor setup usable.

Other updates :

Option to force external views to use full width
Connections list is now shown in alphabetical order
New key : SHIFT+Z to show the mouse cursor when it would be hidden
Names in race position list can now be clicked to view that player
Slight increase in wheels LOD reduction distance (increases detail)
Increased maximum value of Mirror LOD user setting (default now 0.3)
New text command /showmouse [yes/no] does the same as SHIFT+Z

Fixes :

FIX : A crash if a car drove outside the path area (no camera found)
FIX : Central message sub-text disappeared if escape menu was active
FIX : Flicker using roll function in SHIFT+U mode above 100 fps
FIX : LOD was wrongly affected by the previous rendered image
FIX : A debug message appeared when changing the AA setting

KNOWN ISSUES :

LX4 number plate intersects with spare tyre
SHIFT+U mode : "follow car" with frame rate above 100 fps, the observed car appears to shake (if moving)

0.5Z17

Oct 3, 2009

Fixed tyre related multiplayer OOS / JOOS bug found in Z16
Bezel compensation remained active even when not applicable

KNOWN ISSUES :

LX4 number plate intersects with spare tyre

0.5Z16

Oct 2, 2009

Improved multiple monitor and curved screen support :

The number of left and right screens can be manually entered in the
View Options screen.

If you specify more than one screen, multiple views are rendered in
different directions. This allows much wider fields of view.

2 screens - maximum FOV 180 degrees
3 screens - maximum FOV 270 degrees
4 or more screens - maximum FOV 360 degrees

As before, there are two separate sets of settings. Wide mode
becomes active when the screen width is 3 or more times the height.
Normal mode and wide mode have all the same settings, but normal
mode defaults to 1 screen, while wide mode defaults to 3 screens.

The old single projection 3 three screen mode can be reproduced by
setting the number of left and right screens to zero.

A curved screen can be supported by setting the number of left and
right screens to the maximum of 5 each. This 11 screen setup is
an approximate cylindrical projection, ideal for curved screens.

Various other setups can now be properly supported, for example :

- A 5 screen setup with each screen at 45 degrees - total FOV 225
- A 3 projector setup with each screen at 90 degrees - total 270

Other new settings :

Bezel compensation - allows for the gap between monitors
Screen widths - for centre and side screens with a different width

Note :

External views (TV, helicopter and SHIFT+U mode) are always drawn as
a single render and confined to the same area as the 2D interface.

Other changes to view system :

Two button look (left + right) is now double the one button look and
this allows up to 180 degrees look (like old versions of LFS).

Rear look (instant 180 degree view from centre of car) is now the
same on all cars (no longer shows a virtual mirror) but is disallowed
if the host activates forced cockpit view.

Cockpit view Z-buffering has improved so you should not usually see
missing parts of your seat or the car body when looking around.

Other updates :

Click car arrow on small map to view that car
Included Slovenian translation of training lessons
New key : SHIFT+O to enter options from SHIFT+U mode
Pit speed limit is now shown below the pit direction arrow
Misc option "Shadow generation" replaces Z15 test shadows key
Headlights and tail lights can now be switched on by pressing '3'
V / TAB / P / HOME / F1 / F2 / F3 / F / SHIFT+M / N work in options
Virtual dash uses symbols (soon to be implemented on real dashboards)

Fixes :

FIX : Pit lane arrow is now only shown in driving views
FIX : Pit lane arrow was shown even when car was going the right way
FIX : Autocross editor buttons were wrongly scaled with the interface
FIX : Physics objects & smoke can now be seen through your windscreen
FIX : Selected object in editor vanished behind anything transparent
FIX : Turn signals were switched off if car received any damage
FIX : Crash in game setup screen after removing a player

0.5Z15

Jul 8, 2009

FIX : Pit exit indicator was a square in double byte languages
FIX : Rim / tyre polygon alignment was wrong (left wheels FXO / UF1)
FIX : Pitlane exit direction arrows did not work in training lessons
FIX : MPR buffer overflow vulnerability (reported by muhaa - thanks)
FIX : Could cross finish line without passing all route checkers
FIX : Skin names containing a '.' could not be loaded in LFS
FIX : Colour extended into skin download progress indicator
FIX : F12 tyre display for remote car could go off screen
FIX : MRT5 gear indicator and fuel gauge are now visible
FIX : Short cuts were possible in slalom course training
FIX : Autocross route checkers only worked for one lap

TEST key added for Wine users. The new shadows are known to go
wrong when LFS is run using Wine on a Linux computer. Press SHIFT+K
to try out a test version to see if it makes any difference.
On Windows computers, the test version is slightly slower.

KNOWN ISSUES :

LX4 number plate goes through spare tyre

0.5Z13

Jul 8, 2009

New message from host replaces "Did not receive guest info"
Progress indicator for skin downloads while joining a host
Improved order of sort by version number in List of Hosts
Unlock screen clear button to remove name and password
Direction to turn is shown when leaving pit garage
Blue and yellow flags removed from cruise mode
Removed Español Latino translation

FIX : LFS could crash when many cars were in view (e.g. during MPR)
FIX : Vista 64 power save switched off monitor in full screen mode
FIX : No response in List of Hosts after failing to join a host
FIX : Lightmap (lighting on cars) was positioned inaccurately
FIX : Follower view angle setting changed when LFS restarted
FIX : Closing X connects (message in List of Hosts screen)
FIX : Shine on wheels flickered while editing wheel colour
FIX : ABS now works in reverse

KNOWN ISSUES :

LX4 number plate goes through spare tyre

0.5Z10

Dec 29, 2008

FIX : Mouse steering was stuck on full lock after minimising window

0.5Z9

Dec 21, 2008

FIX : Online statistics were not sent to LFS World
FIX : Random FZ5 setups were saved to the setups folder
FIX : View shake system missed high frequency information

0.5Z8

Dec 18, 2008

ATTEMPTED FIX : Flickering shadow outline on some graphics drivers

KNOWN ISSUES :

LX4 number plate goes through spare tyre
Flickering wheel colour when changing rim colour

CAN'T REPRODUCE :

Mouse steering only full lock after SHIFT+F4

0.5Z7

Dec 18, 2008

InSim : Traction Control and ABS are now reported in IS_NPL packet
FIX : Setup related multiplayer OOS bugs affecting test patch users

0.5Z6

Dec 18, 2008

ABS brakes removed from XF GTI
FIX : Crash in D3D8.dll (related to shadows)

KNOWN ISSUES :

LX4 number plate goes through spare tyre
Flickering wheel colour when changing rims colour
Shadows have a flickering outline on some graphics cards

CAN'T REPRODUCE :

Mouse steering only full lock after SHIFT+F4

0.5Z5

Dec 14, 2008

New language included : Español Latino (still need to add a flag)
FIX : Crash on closing LFS from multiplayer while tyres displayed
Probable fix for shadow stretching bug on some graphics cards
Possible fix for an apparently random crash in D3D8.dll

0.5Z4

Dec 13, 2008

Attempted fix for polygon errors seen on some graphics cards
FIX : It was impossible to join an online race with a demo car

0.5Z3

Dec 13, 2008

Updated wheels on Formula BMW
Implemented ABS brakes in XFG / XRG / RB4 / FXO / XRT / FZ5
Improved wheel drawing system including rotating brake discs
Improved shadows - sharper and ambient shadow effect now included
InSim : New packets to start / search replays and take screenshots
FIX : Player name was wrong in entry screen on entry or after replay
FIX : Added checks to prevent guests joining with no user name or ID
FIX : OOS starting race after joining autocross host in entry screen

0.5Z

Jul 2, 2008

Graphics :

updated interiors in FOX / FO8 / XF and XR (GTR and road) cars
Improved frame rates - subobjects now use hardware vertex shading
Improved sky rendering - less distortion, small frame rate increase
Smarter level of detail calculations for best detail and frame rate
Driver names are now directly above car with no acceleration offset
Antialiasing and anisotropic filtering support in Graphics Options
Mirrors with horizontal offset applied now stay inside windscreen
JPG advert textures now used in all tracks (folder : data\pic)
Improved control of mip bias : 4 sliders in Graphics Options
Graphical and audio dynamic lod reductions are now instant
Increased maximum number of car shadows from 8 to 16
Antialiased virtual start lights and steering gauge
FIX : RB4 dashboard wrong in left hand drive mode

Physics :

XF GTR now has a sequential gearbox with ignition cut
Wind speeds and variations are now more moderate / less wild
Small improvements to default setups of XR Turbo / XR GTR / XF GTR
Moved and lowered centre of gravity in GTR cars for better handling
Lowered centre of gravity and updated rear suspension of XRT and RB4

Replays :

Escape menu and options now available during a multiplayer replay
Replay controls & timeline visible with mouse at bottom of screen
SP and MP replays now loop unless started by /mpr or /spr commands
External replay starting now works from replay screen or in replay
FIX : Paused indicator is now shown when paused at start of replay
FIX : Hang if escape menu was open at the end of a non-looping SPR
FIX : Could get stuck leaving a paused MPR while guest connecting
FIX : LFS wrongly allowed replay after adding AI in single player

Licensed demo racers system :

Demo racers now need a user name and GAME password to go online
Unified List of Hosts - S2 users can all Demo / S1 / S2 hosts
Demo / S1 racers can see all hosts running Demo / S1 content
Demo racers now automatically download skins but not upload

Double byte character support :

Included Chinese, Japanese and Korean translations
Selectable fonts for these languages in Game Options
Input method editor support including candidate lists
IME automatically switched on and off in text entry dialog
Input language is shown when editing text (white if IME active)
Name of active Chinese input method is shown (but not in Vista)

Translations support :

New Bulgarian translation including training lessons
Added flags beside names of translations in Game Options
New and updated training lesson translations in various languages
Tips section in training can have more lines if purpose is not full
FIX : Host welcome text was displayed in local code page (now Latin)
FIX : Overlapping text in F12 menu asymmetrical settings (in Polish)
FIX : Code page error on List of Hosts after changing language
FIX : Corrupted in-game text after changing language

Interface :

Faster text drawing system improves frame rate
Separate text entry field for AI number plates
Various minor graphical improvements in the interface
Improved filter (16 bit / 32 bit / all) in Screen Options
Network debug messages are no longer sent in InSim packets
Interface improvements including updated entry screen and options
Text input box is now drawn above user messages so easier to type
Hotlapping in demo version - user name is now stored in the replay
Controls setup now includes sensitivity multipliers for mouse axes
Auto mode switching so F9 to F12 / N / SHIFT+L work even if hidden
Line breaks in help text and lesson text now depend on actual width
Success or failure message is now shown for one second after CTRL+S
New game setup screen info message "X removed Y from the start grid"
FIX : In some rare cases SHIFT+U mode did not move with an arrow key
FIX : Changing gear shift type while driving made SPR go out of sync
FIX : Enter pits "Could not load colours" after renaming car colours
FIX : Autocross / drag can no longer be selected in hotlapping mode
FIX : It was possible to join a race with same name as an AI driver
FIX : Disabled various text commands from training (including /ai)
FIX : Sometimes incorrect message "Road tyres on rallycross track"
FIX : Code page of text when adding a new music track in channels
FIX : OutGauge and OutSim are no longer closed by starting InSim
FIX : Info button in List of Hosts showed laps instead of hours
FIX : Wall riding was possible on soft walls at South City
FIX : Command /entry did not work while watching a replay
FIX : ALT+F4 did not exit LFS from a training lesson

Multiplayer :

Dedicated host and network debug show connecting guest IP
New command /ndebug=no/yes to switch off/on network debug
New option /lytdir allows dedicated hosts to specify layout folder
On local network hosts only - false start no longer causes spectate
FIX : Admin could crash dedicated host by mistake with some commands
FIX : Host name code page error after clicking '?' in List of Hosts
FIX : Inaccurate remote cars lap time after passing a split in MPR
FIX : False message : Your skin was not found at www.lfsworld.net
FIX : Joining a host with same name AI resulted in Join OOS
FIX : Rapid /ai command could exceed number of cars allowed
FIX : Rapid /ai NAME command resulted in AI with same name
FIX : User could spam TCP requests causing overload
FIX : Skin name buffer overflow exploit

Misc :

Added output frequency and slip fraction to the RAF file output
Documentation references to '<' / '>' keys changed to ',' / '.'
InSim : A LAG bit is now available in the MCI CompCar structure
InSim : MCI packets are now sent at regular game update intervals
Improved cfg.txt Music Dir option (specifies folder for ogg files)
All paths (including reversed configs) now included (in SMX folder)
FIX : Removed continual memory allocations in car shadow processing
FIX : Number of AI now correctly limited when using the /ai command
FIX : Updated car scripts XFR.lfs / FXR.lfs / XRR.lfs (sequential)
FIX : Ban statistic was sent when attempting to ban a host by /ban
FIX : AI could decide to refuel too late at tracks with one split
FIX : Low ASCII characters can no longer be read from text files
FIX : Could select invalid configuration and weather in cfg.txt

Known issues :

Stray pixels at texture edges increased by AA / AF
Dedicated host does not display double byte characters
Name of active Chinese input method is not shown in Vista

0.5Y32

Jul 1, 2008

Included Bulgarian training lessons
Slightly brighter red is now used for shift lights
FIX : Auto saved first time intro replay was obsolete
FIX : An issue in the unlocked status detection system
FIX : Some in-game text was displayed in car selection screen
FIX : Z clipping problem when looking sideways in XFG with FOV @ 90
FIX : Message spamming if unlock level insufficient for cars in grid
FIX : In some rare cases SHIFT+U mode did not move with an arrow key
FIX : It was possible to join a race with same name as an AI driver
FIX : SHIFT+U mode view position moved on entering player options
FIX : It was possible to partially enter pits from SHIFT+U mode

0.5Y31

Jun 30, 2008

Included Bulgarian translation
ENTER key now works as "unlock" in the unlocking screen
Various fixes for graphical model errors in XF / XR / FOX / FO8
Small improvements to default setups of XR Turbo / XR GTR / XF GTR
Text on racing dashboards is now all English (was mixed languages)
FIX : Changing gear shift type while driving made SPR go out of sync

0.5Y30

Jun 27, 2008

Updated interiors in XF and XR (GTR and road) cars
Formula XR and Formula V8 also have updated interiors
Wind speeds and variations are now more moderate / less wild
Moved and lowered centre of gravity in GTR cars for better handling
Lowered centre of gravity and updated rear suspension of XRT and RB4
FIX : FPS display could overlap editor keys in SHIFT+U mode
FIX : RB4 dashboard went wrong in left hand drive mode
FIX : User could spam TCP requests causing overload

0.5Y24

Jun 20, 2008

Translations : Included Croatian training lessons + Czech docs
InSim : A LAG bit is now available in the MCI CompCar structure
InSim : MCI packets are now sent at regular game update intervals
Mirrors with horizontal offset applied now stay inside windscreen
Small optimisations should reduce glitch on pit exit a little more
Success or failure message is now shown for one second after CTRL+S
FIX : Missing shine on some car parts when entering garage screen
FIX : Extreme model deformation on changing name with damaged car
FIX : Corrupted car models after quick loading with no textures
FIX : AI could decide to refuel too late at tracks with one split
FIX : Non-graphical instance of LFS would crash if AA was enabled
FIX : Host name code page error after clicking '?' in List of Hosts
FIX : LFS wrongly allowed replay after adding AI in single player

0.5Y22

Jun 8, 2008

FIX : Crash when entering SHIFT+U mode in certain circumstances

0.5Y21

Jun 7, 2008

Improved frame rates - subobjects now use hardware vertex shading
Improved sky rendering - less distortion, small frame rate increase
Smarter level of detail calculations for best detail and frame rate
On local network hosts only - false start no longer causes spectate
Driver names are now directly above car with no acceleration offset
Controls setup now includes sensitivity multipliers for mouse axes
FIX : Invisible scenery after paused fast forward in SHIFT+U mode
FIX : Inaccurate remote cars lap time after passing a split in MPR
FIX : Look buttons and rotate view did not work during a paused MPR
FIX : SHIFT+C (controllers) SHIFT+W (sound) keys now work in replay
FIX : Replay time bar keeps its clicked width while fast forwarding
FIX : In paused replay , and . keys performed two functions at once
FIX : Autocross / drag can no longer be selected in hotlapping mode
FIX : Host name code page error after clicking name in List of Hosts
FIX : Enter pits "Could not load colours" after renaming car colours
FIX : It was possible to move the default colour slider bars in pits
FIX : Two button clicks in one frame could be bad - now not possible

0.5Y20

May 22, 2008

Increased maximum number of car shadows from 8 to 16
MPR fast forwarding is now approximately five times quicker
Added output frequency and slip fraction to the RAF file output
Documentation references to '<' / '>' keys changed to ',' / '.'
Replay controls appear when mouse is over them or start of replay
Connections / race positions / pedals are visible beside controls
Auto mode switching so F9 to F12 / N / SHIFT+L work even if hidden
FIX : ALT+F4 did not exit LFS from a training lesson
FIX : Command /entry did not work while watching a replay
FIX : Slider action is now cancelled on pressing ESC, T, etc.
FIX : Replay controls appeared for a moment at start of intro
FIX : Replay controls were shown during training lesson replay
FIX : Replay OOS error now breaks out of fast forwarding state
FIX : Mirror position correction was missed in load of most cars
FIX : Escape from car select screen resulted in black backgrounds
FIX : Replay destination was wrong in MPR of already started race
FIX : Could get stuck leaving a paused MPR while guest connecting
FIX : Disabled various text commands from training (including /ai)
FIX : Paused indicator is now shown when paused at start of replay
FIX : Sky / sea / default ground was black with wide screen effect
FIX : SHIFT+U visible objects list is now updated after forwarding
FIX : Ban statistic was sent when attempting to ban a host by /ban
FIX : Error message spamming when moving a default setup slider bar
FIX : Mouse look deactivated if mouse available (even if invisible)

0.5Y19

Apr 16, 2008

Replays :

Escape menu and options now available during a multiplayer replay
Replay controls & timeline visible when mouse moves during replay
SP and MP replays now loop unless started by /mpr or /spr commands
External replay starting now works from replay screen or in replay
FIX : Hang if escape menu was open at the end of a non-looping SPR

Interface :

Interface improvements including updated entry screen and options
Hotlapping in demo version - user name is now stored in the replay
FIX : Code page of text when adding a new music track in channels
FIX : Info button in List of Hosts showed laps instead of hours

Misc :

New option /lytdir allows dedicated hosts to specify layout folder
Improved cfg.txt Music Dir option (specifies folder for ogg files)
All paths (including reversed configs) now included (in SMX folder)
FIX : Updated car load scripts FXR.lfs and XRR.lfs (now sequential)
FIX : Removed continual memory allocations in car shadow processing
FIX : Number of AI not correctly limited when using the /ai command

0.5Y18

Apr 16, 2008

Licensed demo racers system and unified List of Hosts
Demo / S1 racers can see all hosts with Demo / S1 content
Demo racers can see downloaded low-res skins (but not upload)
FIX : OutGauge and OutSim are no longer closed by starting InSim
FIX : False message : Your skin was not found at www.lfsworld.net
FIX : Code page issues in meeting room text

Known issues :

Stray pixels at texture edges increased by AA / AF
Dedicated host does not display double byte characters
Name of active Chinese input method is not shown in Vista

0.5Y16

Apr 10, 2008

JPG advert textures now used in all tracks (folder : data\pic)
Tips section in training can have more lines if purpose is not full
Translated lesson names in Brazilian, Japanese, Czech and Lithuanian
FIX : Ping "ms" string in List of Games was shown in wrong code page
FIX : Overlapping text in F12 menu asymmetrical settings (in Polish)

0.5Y15

Apr 5, 2008

Reduced stray pixels at edges of textures
Improved the colours of various language flags
Antialiased virtual start lights and steering guage
Translatable lesson names - start text file with @Lesson Name
FIX : Code page error on List of Hosts after changing language
FIX : Sometimes incorrect message "Road tyres on rallycross track"
FIX : Unused mirrors / dashboards corrupted on changing AA setting
FIX : Host welcome text was displayed in local code page (now Latin)
FIX : Script / setup file read : high ASCII / double byte characters

0.5Y14

Mar 18, 2008

Full-scene antialiasing is now supported in Graphics Options
Graphical and audio dynamic lod reductions are now instantaneous
FIX : Fences at Blackwood used the road surface mip bias setting
FIX : NVidia cards lost mip bias settings on changing screen size
FIX : Crash on pressing SHIF+F5 to reload language in help screen

Known issues :

Russian and Slovenian flags appear to be radioactive
Dedicated host does not display double byte characters
Name of active Chinese input method is not shown in Vista

0.5Y13

Mar 14, 2008

Added support for anisotropic filtering in Game Options
Improved control of mip bias : 4 sliders in Game Options
Improved filter (16 bit / 32 bit / all) in Screen Options
Path edges in track selection screen now appear smooth
Improved lesson description blocks width and spacing
FIX : Multiplayer in-game text often appeared blurred
FIX : Unnecessary message "Could not get input context"
FIX : Double byte AI number plates in overtaking lesson

Known issues :

Russian and Slovenian flags appear to be radioactive
Dedicated host does not display double byte characters
Name of active Chinese input method is not shown in Vista

0.5Y12

Mar 1, 2008

FIX : Texture issue and crash caused by a change in Y11

0.5Y11

Feb 29, 2008

Name of active Chinese input method is now shown (but not in Vista)
New game setup screen info message "X removed Y from the start grid"
FIX : Speedo and tacho numbers and text appeared above the needle
FIX : Low ASCII characters can no longer be read from text files
FIX : Previously missing fonts should now appear in the list
FIX : Repeating message "could not get input context"

0.5Y10

Feb 12, 2008

Network debug messages are no longer sent in InSim packets
Chinese IME now shows language in black when IME is not active
Text input box is now drawn above user messages so easier to type
Small change to list of fonts may possibly make more fonts visible
Line breaks in help text and lesson text now depend on actual width
FIX : Admin could crash dedicated host by mistake with some commands

0.5Y9

Feb 9, 2008

Included Japanese lesson translations
FIX : Corrupted text in top left corner after changing language
FIX : Corrupted "finished" at top right after changing language
FIX : Increased character buffer size to 4096 on screen at once
FIX : Character analysis now ensures that fonts are a good size
FIX : Wide characters in some fonts could acquire stray pixels
FIX : Ping column in Simplified Chinese could become corrupted

0.5Y8

Feb 8, 2008

Double byte character support :

Included Chinese, Japanese and Korean translations
Selectable font for these languages in Game Options
Input Method Editor support including candidate lists
IME automatically switched on and off in text entry dialog
Input language is shown when editing text (white if IME active)

Interface :

Faster text drawing system improves frame rate
Separate text entry field for AI number plates
Welcome screen now has three language columns
Added flags beside names of translations

Multiplayer :

New command /ndebug=no/yes to switch off/on network debug
Dedicated host and network debug show connecting guest IP
FIX : Rapid /ai NAME command resulted in AI with same name
FIX : Rapid /ai command could exceed number of cars allowed
FIX : Joining a host with same name AI resulted in Join OOS
FIX : Skin name buffer overflow exploit

Fixes :

FIX : Wall riding was possible on soft walls at South City
FIX : Select invalid configuration and weather in cfg.txt
FIX : Replay could open reversed configuration in DEMO

0.5Y

Dec 21, 2007

[b]Changes from X10 to Y :[/b]

Content :

New demo car : Formula BMW FB02
Removed XR GT Turbo car from demo
Chicane route added to South City

AI :

AI can now drive faster and can deal with changing car
AI can drive out of pit garage for qualify or practice
Can now make pit stops for fuel / damage / must pit rule
No longer stop and reset to repair their car (pit instead)
Save and load functions for start grid in single player

Physics :

Engine moment of inertia increased in all cars
Handbrake is now applied at the start in hotlap mode
Gear change auto throttle cut and blip options removed
Manual clutch is now fully manual and engines can stall
Improved simulation of sequential and h-pattern gearboxes
Live anti roll and brake balance only allowed on race cars
Redline rpm and rev limiter rpm point reduced in all cars
RB4 - reduced mass by 18 kg / FXO - reduced tyre width
FXO GTR - reduced mass by 20 kg to improve GTR balance
GTR class also balanced by engine / gearboxes changes
Racing tyres generate more heat and wear more quickly
Clutch overheating system and display in F9 / F10
FIX : Error in position of wind resistance centre

South City :

Many graphical updates and new configuration added
Kerb construction modified making wall collisions safer
JPG textures now used for adverts (data\pic\SO_ADSx.jpg)

Blackwood :

Modified chicane and section after main straight
Slightly narrower track and various graphical updates
JPG textures now used for adverts (data\pic\BL_ADSx.jpg)

Fern Bay :

Tyre stacks to stop cutting Rallycross Green Turn 1
Fixes / pit lane cameras / removed large bridge adverts
JPG textures now used for adverts (data\pic\FE_ADSx.jpg)

Graphics :

Minor updates to Formula V8
FIX : XRG / XRT / XRR side mirrors

Languages :

Translatable damage display in F10 mode
Added Lithuanian and Latvian translations

Views :

Adjustable cockpit view position for each car
Left / right one button look functions now 45 degrees
Left + right two button look functions now 90 degrees
One button look is now adjustable from 30 to 90 degrees
Look behind button in road cars - look back from centre
Look behind button in racing cars - show virtual mirror
FIX : Forced cockpit view now only affects your own car
FIX : Skid marks and rubber are now visible through screen

Multiplayer :

Maximum size of config file (setup.cfg) doubled to 4 KB
Command /spec X can be used by guests to remove AI drivers
Time between reset and race start increased by six seconds
Added "cruise" option and filter (allows wrong way driving)
FIX : Remote clutch was pressed while shift paddle was held
FIX : Lap timers did not work after /pitlane X or /pit_all
FIX : Vulnerabilities that allowed a server to be crashed

Interface :

Damage repair is now a selectable option
Pit stop damage repair takes twice as long
Engines are no longer repaired in pit stops
Pit stop still continues after car is nudged
Added some missing commands to the /help text
Updated LFS icon in LFS.exe - thanks to ORION
LFS icon appears at top left of an LFS window
Can now drive up to 1 km/h over the speed limit
Redline display on tacho now has maximum accuracy
Press 4 key to see a racing line for any viewed car
Show racing line is disallowed in hotlapping and FCV
Can Reset and Must Pit added as single player options
New command /entry - makes LFS return to entry screen
Fuel per lap estimate now shown in pits - info section
Added Bridgestone and Avon tyre manufacturers in setups
Speedo (both types) improved text size and aspect ratio
Dashboard fuel displays now shown as % instead of litres
Setup and colour config files now use three letter prefix
Autocross layouts can now be selected in the track screen
Removed digital speedo option - now depends on type of car
Pit Stop fuel is now the fuel amount to be added at pit stop
Best lap time is now shown at top right during a normal race
Downforce distribution now shown in pits - downforce section
Tips page updated to include a new tip and remove an old one
FIX : Virtual dash appeared when viewing a remote undrawn car
FIX : All pressed keys are now released when LFS loses focus
FIX : CTRL + SHIFT tried to show user names in single player
FIX : Sound and controller issues when changing screen mode
FIX : Codepage of rename and delete buttons in save dialog
FIX : Comma could not be used to enter interface scale
FIX : MPR with licensed track causeD LFS demo to crash
FIX : Recalibrate axes button set all axes to "X axis"
FIX : Buffer overflow issue in SPR and MPR files

Auto update system :

Auto updater checks to see if patch is already downloaded
LFS switches to window on entry if it does not have focus
Patch files are not deleted until user answers "Restart?"
FIX : InSim bind error on restart after auto update

Sound :

Included new default sounds for BF1 / FZ5 / FZR / FOX
Sound is now switched off while changing screen resolution

Training :

Included new full pack of lessons - thanks to GP4Flo
Racing line is drawn on ground in Test Drive lessons
No penalty for hitting objects in Test Drive lessons
Pressing ESC in test drive lessons results in a pass
Can now hit objects / cones after completing a lesson
Message is shown on screen if you hit a car overtaking
Enter key can now be used to press any green button
Removed countdown and info text at start of lesson

InSim :

FIX : Zero degrees FOV in CPP could cause LFS to crash
FIX : InSim - CCI_FIRST / CCI_LAST not set if player in pits


[b]Changes from X to X10 :[/b]

Interface :

Available start grid size now shown in game setup screen
Results table now shows user names if you press CTRL+SHIFT
Improved positioning of 3d menu objects (drivers and cars)
Display positioning support in Options->Display->Interface
Added buttons to reset position and size of moved interface
Analogue steer smooth max raised to 0.95 (to help gamepads)
Faster downloading system for auto update and offline skins
FIX : Autocross timing info turned orange after any results
FIX : ALT+F4 and /exit command now exit from meeting room

Graphics :

Minor optimisation in 2d display system
Optimised wide screen effect by using a viewport
Optimised mirror draw by using a narrow viewport
Removed missing lines of 2d elements at screen edges
Graphics option : 32 bit sky (32 bit is now default)
Improved texture purging code (avoiding possible crash)
FIX : Shift light was invisible in single player replays
FIX : GetPlateHandle message could come up on a busy host

Multiplayer :

Added new multiplayer option : force cockpit view
Removed full hosts filter from List of Games screen
Moved cones and physics objects are restored more quickly
Added handicaps / start position / user name to MPR header
Show time and date of MPR by holding CTRL+SHIFT during replay
FIX : It was possible for any guest to cause a host to crash
FIX : A player is connecting stayed on after MPR finished
FIX : Command /end did not work if no players in race
FIX : Wrong way autokick did not work

InSim / Programmers :

Username is now saved in SP Replays
Driver model byte added to IS_NPL packet
Minimum MCI / NLP time interval reduced to 50 ms
New packet IS_AXO sent when an autocross object is hit
New packets IS_AXI and IS_AXC report layout information
FIX : Guests could not see ALWAYS_ON buttons in all screens
FIX : Guests sent corrupted data in a long IS_BTT packet
FIX : Dedicated host could not fill in split nodes info
FIX : Dedicated host did not report race positions

0.5X39

Dec 20, 2007

Included Lithuanian translation
FIX : Buffer overflow issue in SPR and MPR files

0.5X38

Dec 20, 2007

FIXES :

InSim bind error on restart after auto update
Host reverted to 5 laps regardless of initialisation
AI could not park after race at Westhill or AS Cadet

0.5X37

Dec 20, 2007

AI :

AI drive more slowly to deal with damaged car
Improved decisions to make pit stop for damage repair
Improved AI speed and fuel estimates on rallycross tracks
Mid race join AI consider lead car laps for must pit rule
Improved pit stop box decisions to reduce pit lane mayhem
FIX : AI driving too fast into Oval / Westhill pit lanes
FIX : AI crashed entering Blackwood rallycross pit lane
FIX : AI could keep driving in pit stop state if knocked

Language :

Latvian translation completed and included
FIX : Codepage of rename and delete buttons in save dialog

Fern Bay :

Tyre stacks added to stop cutting Rallycross Green Turn 1

South City :

Graphical updates and fixes

0.5X36

Dec 19, 2007

Clutch :

Clutch heating restored to X33 level
Stronger clutches in some cars based on engine inertia
Changed cars : UF1 / XFG / XRG / LX4 / LX6 / FZ5

AI :

FIX : KYoto National pit path was reversed

0.5X35

Dec 18, 2007

I :

FIX : Updated Kyoto Oval and National pit lane paths
FIX : AI reported obsolete help flags GC_CUT and GC_BLIP

Auto update system :

Patch files are not deleted until user answers "Restart?"

Interface :

LFS icon now appears at top left of an LFS window
Speedo (both types) improved text size and aspect ratio
Loading a grid no longer loads qualify time / laps / wind
FIX : Load grid / drag strip could result in too many laps

Graphics :

FIX : XRG / XRT / XRR showed sky at bottom of side mirrors

Physics :

Reduced clutch heating by 25%
Tyres / clutch cool down even if the car is out of physics

Language :

Latvian language included (nearly finished - please test)

0.5X33

Dec 17, 2007

Views :

One button look is now adjustable from 30 to 90 degrees
FIX : Bug in mouse look system (was based on old range)

Interface :

Auto updater checks to see if patch is already downloaded
LFS switches to window on entry if it does not have focus
Increased size of text on speedo when km/h option selected
Updated icon with 16x16, 32x32, 48x48 and 64x64 resolution
FIX : Axis display shrinks to stay on screen for many axes
FIX : Translatable damage text was shown in Latin codepage

Training :

All texts resaved so there should be no missing text now
Included Brazilian Portuguese training translations

AI :

AI never refuelled during a practice session
AI stay more within their limits when driving in pit lanes
FIX : AI in BF1 would fail to slow down for KY1 pit lane

0.5X32

Dec 16, 2007

Physics :

FIX : Puncture remained even if tyres were replaced
FIX : Moved objects could reappear inside stationary cars

Interface :

Updated LFS icon in LFS.exe - thanks to ORION
FIX : Hotlap replay started timer at start of replay
FIX : MPR with licensed track causeD LFS demo to crash
FIX : Horn / flash did not work after engine switched off
FIX : Car with engine off got stuck after /pitlane command

AI :

AI should stay within limits on rumble and bad surfaces
AI paths regenerated taking account of bad surfaces
FIX : AI would get speed penalty in various pit lanes
FIX : AI would not pit to repair worn or punctured tyre
FIX : AI would never pit during practice or a timed race
FIX : AI would drive backwards at the drag strip

Training :

FIX : Some more lesson text files updated
FIX : Driving out of bounds could result in being stuck

South City :

Texture updates
Graphical updates
Fixes for reported bugs

0.5X31

Dec 15, 2007

Various fixes, mainly in the interface and lessons.
A lot of known issues have been noted and not yet fixed.

Controllers :

Moved recalibrate axes and added new lock / unlock buttons
FIX : Mouse axes could not be used without game controller
FIX : Multiple controllers did not work in several cases
FIX : Recalibrate axes button set all axes to "X axis"

Interface :

Added translation slots for "UPR" "LWR" "TOE" and "CT"
FIX : Wrong fuel estimate for XF GTR at SO City Long REV
FIX : Error message when spawning AI with no car selected
FIX : File association .set copied setup to wrong folder
FIX : Comments for /autokick in dedicated host setup.cfg
FIX : Start new host screen did not allow BF1 selection
FIX : Crash entering Driver screen with no car selected
FIX : Included script file for Formula BMW (FBM.lfs)

Training :

Reset old lesson results for new set of training lessons
FIX : RaceAbout could not be loaded in a training lesson
FIX : Various small text errors in training lessons

Graphics :

FIX : Path rubber could be updated far out of bounds
FIX : Path rubber could sometimes go too far in to apex

0.5X30

Dec 10, 2007

Content :

New demo car : Formula BMW FB02
Removed XR GT Turbo car from demo
Chicane route added to South City

AI :

AI can now drive faster and can deal with changing car
AI can drive out of pit garage for qualify or practice
Can now make pit stops for fuel / damage / must pit rule
No longer stop and reset to repair their car (pit instead)
Save and load functions for start grid in single player

Physics :

Engine moment of inertia increased in all cars
Handbrake is now applied at the start in hotlap mode
Gear change auto throttle cut and blip options removed
Manual clutch is now fully manual and engines can stall
Improved simulation of sequential and h-pattern gearboxes
Live anti roll and brake balance only allowed on race cars
Redline rpm and rev limiter rpm point reduced in all cars
RB4 - reduced mass by 18 kg / FXO - reduced tyre width
FXO GTR - reduced mass by 20 kg to improve GTR balance
GTR class also balanced by engine / gearboxes changes
Racing tyres generate more heat and wear more quickly
Clutch overheating system and display in F9 / F10
FIX : Error in position of wind resistance centre

South City :

Many graphical updates and new configuration added
Kerb construction modified making wall collisions safer
JPG textures now used for adverts (data\pic\SO_ADSx.jpg)

Blackwood :

Slightly narrower track and various graphical updates
Modified chicane and section after main straight
JPG textures now used for adverts (data\pic\BL_ADSx.jpg)

Fern Bay :

Fixes / pit lane cameras / removed large bridge adverts
JPG textures now used for adverts (data\pic\FE_ADSx.jpg)

Views :

Adjustable cockpit view position for each car
Left / right one button look functions now 45 degrees
Left + right two button look functions now 90 degrees
Look behind button in road cars - look back from centre
Look behind button in racing cars - show virtual mirror
FIX : Forced cockpit view now only affects your own car
FIX : Skid marks and rubber are now visible through screen

Multiplayer :

Maximum size of config file (setup.cfg) doubled to 4 KB
Command /spec X can be used by guests to remove AI drivers
Time between reset and race start increased by six seconds
Added "cruise" option and filter (allows wrong way driving)
FIX : Remote clutch was pressed while shift paddle was held
FIX : Lap timers did not work after /pitlane X or /pit_all
FIX : Vulnerabilities that allowed a server to be crashed

Interface :

Damage repair is now a selectable option
Pit stop damage repair takes twice as long
Engines are no longer repaired in pit stops
Pit stop still continues after car is nudged
Added some missing commands to the /help text
Can now drive up to 1 km/h over the speed limit
Redline display on tacho now has maximum accuracy
Press 4 key to see a racing line for any viewed car
Show racing line is disallowed in hotlapping and FCV
Can Reset and Must Pit added as single player options
New command /entry - makes LFS return to entry screen
Fuel per lap estimate now shown in pits - info section
Added Bridgestone and Avon tyre manufacturers in setups
Dashboard fuel displays now shown as % instead of litres
Setup and colour config files now use three letter prefix
Autocross layouts can now be selected in the track screen
Removed digital speedo option - now depends on type of car
Pit Stop fuel is now the fuel amount to be added at pit stop
Best lap time is now shown at top right during a normal race
Downforce distribution now shown in pits - downforce section
Tips page updated to include a new tip and remove an old one
FIX : Virtual dash appeared when viewing a remote undrawn car
FIX : All pressed keys are now released when LFS loses focus
FIX : CTRL + SHIFT tried to show user names in single player
FIX : Sound and controller issues when changing screen mode
FIX : Comma could not be used to enter interface scale

Sound :

Included new default sounds for BF1 / FZ5 / FZR / FOX
Sound is now switched off while changing screen resolution

Training :

Included new full pack of training lessons
Can now hit objects after completing the lesson
Racing line is drawn on ground in test drive lessons
Pressing ESC in test drive lessons results in a pass
Message is shown on screen if you hit a car overtaking
No penalty for hitting objects in Test Drive lessons
Enter key can now be used to press any green button
Removed countdown and info text at start of lesson

InSim :

FIX : Zero degrees FOV in CPP could cause LFS to crash
FIX : InSim - CCI_FIRST / CCI_LAST not set if player in pits

0.5X10

Jul 8, 2007

Interface :

Available start grid size now shown in game setup screen
Results table now shows user names if you press CTRL+SHIFT
Improved positioning of 3d menu objects (drivers and cars)
Display positioning support in Options->Display->Interface
Added buttons to reset position and size of moved interface
Analogue steer smooth max raised to 0.95 (to help gamepads)
Faster downloading system for auto update and offline skins
FIX : Autocross timing info turned orange after any results
FIX : ALT+F4 and /exit command now exit from meeting room

Graphics :

Minor optimisation in 2d display system
Optimised wide screen effect by using a viewport
Optimised mirror draw by using a narrow viewport
Removed missing lines of 2d elements at screen edges
Graphics option : 32 bit sky (32 bit is now default)
Improved texture purging code (avoiding possible crash)
FIX : Shift light was invisible in single player replays
FIX : GetPlateHandle message could come up on a busy host

Multiplayer :

Added new multiplayer option : force cockpit view
Removed full hosts filter from List of Games screen
Moved cones and physics objects are restored more quickly
Added handicaps / start position / user name to MPR header
Show time and date of MPR by holding CTRL+SHIFT during replay
FIX : It was possible for any guest to cause a host to crash
FIX : A player is connecting stayed on after MPR finished
FIX : Command /end did not work if no players in race
FIX : Wrong way autokick did not work

InSim / Programmers :

Username is now saved in SP Replays
Driver model byte added to IS_NPL packet
Minimum MCI / NLP time interval reduced to 50 ms
New packet IS_AXO sent when an autocross object is hit
New packets IS_AXI and IS_AXC report layout information
FIX : Guests could not see ALWAYS_ON buttons in all screens
FIX : Guests sent corrupted data in a long IS_BTT packet
FIX : Dedicated host could not fill in split nodes info
FIX : Dedicated host did not report race positions

0.5X8

Jul 6, 2007

Added buttons to reset position and size of moved interface
Show time and date of MPR by holding CTRL+SHIFT during replay
FIX : Aspect ratio in pits and player screen with widescreen
FIX : Aspect ratio of some screens with distorted interface
FIX : Error with widescreen effect in SHIFT+U mode
FIX : Wrong way autokick did not work

0.5X7

Jul 5, 2007

Interface button stays visible with wrong interface settings
Improved speed of widescreen effect by using a real viewport
Improved speed of mirror draw by using a narrow viewport
Removed missing lines of 2d elements at screen edges

0.5X6

Jul 4, 2007

Display positioning support in Options->Display->Interface
Improved positioning of 3d menu objects (drivers and cars)
Minor optimisation in 2d display system

0.5X5

Jul 3, 2007

Updates :

Results table now shows user names if you press CTRL+SHIFT
Username is now saved in SP Replays (same as in hotlap mode)
Faster downloading system for auto updater and offline skins
FIX : ALT+F4 and /exit command now exit LFS from meeting room
FIX : Autocross timing info was shown in orange if any results

0.5X4

Jun 30, 2007

Updates :

Available start grid size now shown in game setup screen
FIX : Removed debug message ReleasePlateHandle failed

0.5X3

Jun 29, 2007

Updates :

Graphics option : 32 bit sky (set to 32 bit by default)
Improved texture purging code (avoiding possible crash)
Analogue steer smooth max raised to 0.95 (for gamepads)
Improved translation system for user kick / ban messages
FIX : Shift light was invisible in single player replays
FIX : GetPlateHandle failed - sometimes - on a busy host

Multiplayer :

Removed full hosts filter from List of Games screen
FIX : Command /end did not work if no players in race
FIX : A player is connecting stayed on after MPR finished

InSim :

FIX : Guests could not see ALWAYS_ON buttons in all screens
FIX : Guests sent corrupted data in a long IS_BTT packet

0.5X2

Jun 22, 2007

Updates :

Various translation files have been updated

InSim :

Driver model byte added to IS_NPL packet
Minimum MCI / NLP time interval reduced to 50 ms
New packet IS_AXO sent when an autocross object is hit
New packets IS_AXI and IS_AXC report layout information
FIX : Dedicated host could not fill in split nodes info
FIX : Dedicated host did not report race positions

Multiplayer :

Added handicaps / start position / user name to MPR header
FIX : It was possible for any guest to cause a host to crash

0.5X

Jun 8, 2007

Multiplayer :

Up to 47 guests can connect to a host
Max cars in multiplayer race increased to 32
In demo 12 can race and up to 15 connections
Disconnection reason is now shown in MP Replay
Can now save MPR from dedicated host (auto or manual)
A new connection queuing system to make connecting easy
Car is no longer held at start line - false starts possible
Start lights time between red and green is changed each race
Kick and ban votes never need more than eight people to vote
Ban votes can be completed after the player has disconnected
Votes do not expire and are not reset when a player joins host
Ready on game setup screen is not reset when a player connects
Current vote is shown beside player name and in connection list
Improved race position list so the confirmed results are locked
Fuel load is no longer visible in MPR (for strategy protection)
Avoided most of the "Can't x - a player is connecting" messages
Implemented a new "canreset" option while leaving hotlaps valid
BLUE FLAG works in practice (priority to those not on first lap)
Automatic spectate driving out of bounds when reset not allowed
Optimisation to improve frame rate in SHIFT+U mode when online
Removed "unknown finisher" and associated stats / insim issues
Improved the code that relays car position updates to guests
Global handicaps for class balancing (set by master server)
Remote car's handicap shown in F11 menu, tyres in F12 menu
Grid reordering is now done on end race as well as restart
FIX : Pit instructions were wrong when taking over a car
FIX : Penalty in pit stop would make the stop never end

Racing :

Start and pit fuel loads range from 1% to 100%
Qualifying and practice now start from the pit lane
Qualifying out lap is no longer counted as a valid lap
Single player now allows up to 20 ai cars (powerful pc)
Pit instructions and live settings work in single player
Admin penalties and commands are now recorded in SP Replays
SHIFT+G gear shift selection no longer stops SPR recording
New voluntary handicap system in pits (part of setup)
Added preload setting to clutch pack differentials
FIX : AI drivers ignored the pit lane speed limit

Display :

Small map colours can be changed : Options-Display-Interface
Small map cars more than one lap ahead are a different colour
Automatic show results - leaves small map visible when driving
Hide / show results removed from options - available on CTRL+TAB
Timing info shown in orange after winner crosses line / time over
Yellow finished message is no longer duplicated in central text
Connection bars are not drawn if they would obscure tyre info
Qualifying cars on out lap are drawn orange (others yellow)
Qualifying position is shown in yellow like race position
Added text on screen showing the reason for a penalty
Display option : Virtual steering gauge
Display option : Rotate small map

Interface :

Added button to spectate directly from pits
Supporting TrackIR with 6 degrees of freedom
Scroll though autocross results with PgUp / PgDn
SHIFT+P now enters garage from game setup screen
SHIFT+O now enters options when watching a SP replay
New keys SHIFT+S (spectate) and SHIFT+P (go to pits)
Button look is now added to the yaw output of TrackIR
Automatic unpause when starting or restarting a replay
Ignition key "I" is now assignable to any key or button
Removed the sound effect of a racer pitting or spectating
Pit instructions fuel load can now be adjusted in 1% steps
Escape menu improvements : can use keys (listed on screen)
Race control message now has priority over wrong way message
Wider FOV and more view pitch available (for extreme settings)
Filter added to list of games to avoid hosts which allow reset
Dedicated host now has a grey screen so you can read black text
Used top left temporary message for CTRL+TAB and other functions
Increased message history size to 20 stored + 20 recent (was 16)
Place objects is now switched off when entering race or qualifying
Code page names are now translatable for switching keyboard layouts
FIX : Dedicated host could stop responding to messages and commands
FIX : Start restriction countdown was missing from OK button in pits

Skins :

Replay skins download screen new "always" and "never" options
High res premium skin download system (£1 for 2000 downloads)
System to purge skins from graphics card memory when not used
Skin download and preload during connection after loading track
Improved the "new colours" system - combined with skin selection
Skins in skins folder are not converted to dds if using full skins

InSim :

New version of InSim allows up to eight TCP or UDP connections
New buttons system allowing better interface in InSim programs
More race tracking info and many packets added (see InSim.txt)
More commands now work on AI drivers : /spec /pitlane /p_xxx
More commands work even if player joining e.g. /spec /laps
New /i command to send a message to a race control program
Race penalty can now be removed with /p_clear command
Send all players to their pits with /pit_all command
Admins can now use the IS_REO (race reorder) packet
IS_CPP can now be used to set custom view position

System :

Removed the option not to use HVS if it is available
Better messages showing the reason for disconnection
Admins can now edit and /axsave layouts while online
Admin ban dialog now asks for a number of days to ban
Admins can now see other admins in list of connections
Added short track name to SPR, MPR and RAF file formats
Command /mprdir to specify mpr folder on dedicated host
MPR file format : result times now saved in milliseconds
Added handicap mass and restriction to hotlap file header
Increased maximum physics objects due to more cars on track
Start grid remains when track or config changes (if possible)
Start time added to MPR file @ offset 36 (seconds since 1/1/1970)
Command line command /player (start LFS with specified player name)
New command /wait (like /exec but LFS hangs until the program exits)
New command /hlog to set log file on host - command /log is now local
FIX : Could not delete all text after clicking a name in meeting room
FIX : Overtaking lesson could sometimes give an invalid lesson result
FIX : Removed the need to pass a split after receiving admin penalty
FIX : The TAB key did not work with /press /ctrl and /shift commands
FIX : Occasional black screen bug when changing to full screen mode
FIX : Autocross checkpoints in line could cause rapid lap count bug
FIX : Path followers were reset when an object was added or removed
FIX : Path follower reset caused a glitch or an out of bounds reset
FIX : Some objects were not drawn after exiting pits while paused
FIX : Start lights were not shown in some of the training lessons
FIX : Autocross layout number of laps sometimes did not load
FIX : In single player /end command did not exit correctly
FIX : Find user in S2 mode looking for racer on S1 host
FIX : Safer code when changing windowed to full screen
FIX : Occasional crash when exiting from List of Games
FIX : Long messages could sometimes get cut short

0.5W48

Jun 8, 2007

Updates :

Improved frame rate in SHIFT+U mode when online

Fixes :

FIX : UDP send buffer size was too small for > 42 guests
FIX : Wrong person was kicked in kick or ban vote in demo
FIX : Could join a race with a car that was not allowed

0.5W47

Jun 7, 2007

Updates :

Kick and ban votes never need more than eight people to vote
Ban votes can be completed after the player has disconnected
Made another attempt to reduce car position udp packet loss

InSim :

Added note about maximum number of InSim programs
Camera Roll in IS_CPP packet did not work properly
IS_CPP can now be used to set custom view position

0.5W44

Jun 6, 2007

Updates :

New command /hlog to set host log file - command /log is now local
Used top left temporary message for CTRL+TAB and other functions
Increased message history size to 20 stored + 20 recent (was 16)
Improved the code that relays car position updates to guests

InSim :

Added some info to one of the spare bytes in the MCI packet

Fixes :

FIX : Drag strip now has a constant start lights interval
FIX : Added /hidetext=no/yes command to docs/commands.txt

0.5W43

Jun 5, 2007

Updates :

Current Vote is removed when user spectates or pits
Number of connections is now shown in connections title

Fixes :

FIX : It was impossible to join a host after ending race
FIX : The text "Vote 0" was shown each time someone joined
FIX : It was possible to get speeding immunity in qualifying

0.5W42

Jun 5, 2007

Updates :

Votes do not expire and are not reset when a player joins host
Ready on game setup screen is not reset when a player connects
Current vote is shown beside player name and in connection list
Improved race position list so the confirmed results are locked
Fuel load is no longer visible in MPR (for strategy protection)
Quicker skin messages after running out of LFS World skin credit

InSim :

SHIFT+B and SHIFT+I keypresses did not work in a replay
Can now deal with and recover from non-fatal TCP errors
Corrected UniqueId in CompCar and NodeLap - now named PLID
IS_NLP is now a variable sized packet + NodeLap now 6 bytes
IS_MCI is now a variable sized packet (same info as before)

Fixes :

FIX : Attempted fix for "Can't remove - Unknown!" strange messages
FIX : Occasional black screen bug when changing to full screen mode
FIX : Start lights delay did not vary each race if wind was disabled
FIX : Host could sometimes crash when admin used the /reinit command
FIX : Could not delete all text after clicking a name in meeting room
FIX : 1st lap qualify / practice speeding penalty could not be cleared

0.5W41

Jun 3, 2007

Queue can be up to 48 (Queue + In Game can be up to Max Conns)
Hopefully reduced the possibiliy of "Did not receive guest info"
FIX : Bug that could cause host to stop responding after /reinit
FIX : Admin slots and Max Connections did not work properly

0.5W40

Jun 2, 2007

Improvements / fixes to deal with connect / disconnect issues
More "keep alive" packets while loading track and skins
Number in queue should now never increase
Disconnection reason is now shown in MPR

0.5W39

Jun 1, 2007

A new connection queuing system to keep it clean
Some other small fixes in the multiplayer code

0.5W38

May 31, 2007

Too many players could join when limited by starting grid size
Attempting to fix another bug where joining player never joins

0.5W37

May 31, 2007

Dedicated host now has a grey screen so you can read black text
BLUE FLAG works in practice (priority to racers not on first lap)
Start time added to MPR file @ offset 36 (seconds since 1/1/1970)
Current race position added to CompCar structure (InSim IS_MCI)
FIX : In practice, second lap on reverse track was not counted
FIX : W36 could wrongly count first lap of hotlap as valid
FIX : Safer code when changing windowed to full screen

0.5W36

May 29, 2007

InSim buttons can now be seen during a replay
FIX : List of connections was invisible in the game setup screen
FIX : First lap in practice or qualifying was shown as 1 hour
FIX : Second lap in practice on reverse track was not counted

0.5W35

May 29, 2007

Admin penalties, pitlane commands and rcm are now recorded in SP Replays
Code page names are now translatable (for switching keyboard layouts)
InSim : Added "always on" option and better control of the clear area

FIX : Dedicated host could stop responding to typed messages and commands
FIX : Occasionally you could not start a race with AI after practicing
FIX : Penalty given during pit stop would make the pit stop never end
FIX : Overtaking lesson could sometimes give an invalid lesson result
FIX : In lesson 81 you needed to park 5 times to complete the lesson
FIX : AI drivers left pit speed limiter on after leaving pit lane
FIX : AI drivers ignored the pit lane speed limit

0.5W34

May 29, 2007

Qualifying outlap is no longer added to qualifying table
MPR file format : result times now saved in milliseconds
Removed "unknown finisher" and its stats / insim issues
Command /mprdir to specify mpr folder on dedicated host

FIX : Pit instructions were wrong when taking over a car
FIX : Long messages could sometimes get cut short
FIX : W33 bug - could not play hotlap replays

0.5W33

May 28, 2007

Practice sessions now start from pits (like qualifying)
First lap time of qualifying or practice is not displayed
Removed inset button from escape menu shortcut keys text
Improved connection - less likely to fail to join a host
Can now save MPR from dedicated host (auto or manual)

FIX : /end command in single player did not exit correctly

InSim : ISS_VISIBLE no longer changes due to text entry dialog box
InSim : IS_PEN packets now sent on autox false start or wrong route
InSim : Total time penalty is now included in IS_RES (compatible)

0.5W32

May 25, 2007

Command line command /player (start LFS with specified player name)
Startup skin conversion now shows progress and skin being converted
New command /wait (like /exec but LFS hangs until the program exits)
New InSim buttons system allowing better interface in InSim programs
Various other InSim updates - nearly all compatible with W26 InSim

FIX : Helmet jpg skins didn't appear in list in uncompressed skins mode
FIX : Damaged AI drivers could get stuck if two nearby wanted to reset
FIX : Single Player Replay of qualifying session did not work
FIX : Replay OOS error when using a voluntary handicap

0.5W26

May 20, 2007

FIX : MP Replays could not be played back at all
FIX : Repeated messages when AI are trying to reset

0.5W25

May 19, 2007

Now supporting TrackIR with 6 degrees of freedom
Button look is now added to the yaw output of TrackIR
Automatic unpause when starting or restarting a replay
Ignition key "I" is now assignable to any key or button
Pit instructions fuel load can now be adjusted in 1% steps
Pit instructions and live settings now work in single player
SHIFT+G gear shift selection no longer stops replay recording

InSim :

Admins can now use the IS_REO (race reorder) packet
New packet IS_MSX - allows typing of longer messages
New packet IS_MSL - output a message on local computer

FIXES :

SPR with pit stop would often go out of sync at the pit stop
SPR with different help flags could go OOS when changing view
If reset allowed - driving out of bounds results in safe reset
AI drivers reset now safe - no reset if it could cause a crash

0.5W24

May 14, 2007

Improved the "new colours" system - combined with skin selection
Skins in skins folder are not converted to dds if using full skins
Escape menu now looks better and is less cramped

FIXES :

Q / X / ESC / ENTER keys did not exit from pits if player in race
The TAB key did not work with /press /ctrl and /shift commands

0.5W20

May 10, 2007

IMPROVEMENTS :

Qualifying out lap is no longer counted as a valid lap
Qualifying position is shown in yellow like race position
Qualifying cars on out lap are drawn orange (others yellow)
Race control message now has priority over wrong way message
Replay skins download screen new "always" and "never" options
High res premium skin download system (£1 for 2000 downloads)
Skin download and preload during connection after loading track
System to remove skins from graphics card memory when not used
Automatic show results - leaves small map visible when driving
Place objects is switched off when entering race or qualifying
Filter added to list of games to avoid hosts which allow reset
Wider FOV and more view pitch available (for extreme settings)
Yellow finished message is no longer duplicated in central text
Avoided most of the "Can't x - a player is connecting" messages
Escape menu improvements : can use keys (listed on screen)
New keys SHIFT+S (spectate) and SHIFT+P (go to pits)
Automatic spectate if your car drives out of bounds
Some small InSim updates + multiple UDP connections

FIXES :

Start lights or results were drawn too high if no cars in race
The pit_all command did not stop recording SPR (OOS on replay)
Joining a host in qualifying, could see flying cars (no track)
Start restriction countdown was missing from OK button in pits
Autocross checkpoints in line could cause rapid lap count bug
Path followers were reset when an object was added or removed
Path follower reset caused a glitch or an out of bounds reset
Increased maximum physics objects due to more cars on track
Some objects were not drawn after exiting pits while paused
Start lights were not shown in some of the training lessons
At start of qualifying pit speed limiter was not activated
LFS World took drag strip false start as an acceptable pb
Possibly fixed the occasional exiting List of Games crash

0.5W17

Apr 25, 2007

IMPROVEMENTS :

Max cars in multiplayer race increased to 32
InSim updated, allowing up to eight TCP connections
Small map colours : Options... Display... Interface
Removed the sound of a player pitting or spectating
Last loaded layout name visible after track changed
Start lights interval now between 1 and 4 seconds
Removed digital speedo option from view options
Qualifying session now starts from the pits
Added button to spectate from garage

FIXES :

Wrong screen message "x was banned" after an OOS disconnection
AI did not use correct car colours when added in game with /ai
Could start in reverse if changing down at end of last race
Show driver in garage allowed more penalty weight to be added

0.5W10

Apr 18, 2007

IMPROVEMENTS :

Immediate join at start of qualifying now starts from pit box
Connection bars are not drawn if they would obscure tyre info
Single player now allows up to 20 ai cars (powerful pc needed)
Small map cars more than one lap ahead are a different colour
Autocross : 28 results now stored - scroll with PgUp / PgDn
Added handicap mass and restriction to hotlap file header
Demo races limited to 12 cars (15 guests still allowed)
Better messages showing the reason for disconnection
Maximum added mass limited to around 20% of car mass
Admin can see kick and ban buttons even if /vote=no

FIXES :

Incorrect false start penalties while stationary at start
Displayed mass in garage flickered while moving handicap slider
False start penalty was given for an early start in qualifying
Corrected width of split time difference (in live position list)
Wrong "A race is starting" if track changed but no race started
Joining a waiting start grid sometimes produced a false start
Could quickly pit and return to grid to remove a false start
Skins used in race were not stored correctly in MP replays
Admins could not kick or ban using the list of connections
Could be given a pit penalty on a track with no pit lane
MRT would fly about if voluntary added mass was too high

0.5W9

Apr 14, 2007

Car is no longer held at start line - false starts possible
Start lights time between red and green is changed each race
Implemented the canreset option while leaving hotlaps valid
Added preload setting to clutch pack differentials
Increased number of cars in race from 20 to 28
Increased number of connections from 24 to 48
Single player and demo races now up to 16 cars
Start and pit fuel loads range from 1% to 100%
New voluntary handicap system in pits (part of setup)
Remote car's handicap shown in F11 menu, tyres in F12 menu
Global handicaps for class balancing (set by master server)
Removed the need to pass a split after receiving admin penalty
Start grid remains when track or config changes (if possible)
More commands now work on AI drivers : /spec /pitlane /p_xxx
More commands work even if player joining e.g. /spec /laps
Grid reordering is now done on end race as well as restart
New /i command to send a message to a race control program
Added short track name to SPR, MPR and RAF file formats
More race tracking info added to InSim (see InSim.txt)
Admins can now see other admins in list of connections
Admins can now edit and /axsave layouts while online
Admin ban dialog now asks for a number of days to ban
Added text on screen showing the reason for a penalty
Race penalty can now be removed with /p_clear command
Send all players to their pits with /pit_all command
Autocross results table only shows best 12 results
Timeout for dead connection reduced to 12 seconds
Kick and ban votes are held open a little longer
Removed the option not to use HVS if available
SHIFT + S enters garage from game setup screen
SHIFT + O enters options from SP replay
Display option : Virtual steering gauge
Display option : Rotate small map

FIX : F12 now shows "Pit stop required : OK" correctly
FIX : Find user in S2 mode looking for racer on S1 host
FIX : Message "NETWORK FATAL : NOTSOCK" when joining a host
FIX : Autocross layout number of laps sometimes did not load

0.5W

Mar 31, 2007

Sound :

Included new default car sounds created by DaveWS
Engine sounds automatically switch to new defaults
No need to type edit_eng before using sound editor
Distortion is constant regardless of volume setting
New PACK button in sound editor to load a sound pack
TV camera and SHIFT+U avoid skid / wind volume boost
SKid and wind volumes are 33% louder for all settings

2D Display :

Improved small map car pointers
Improved needles and markers on clocks
Slightly more efficient 2d graphics drawing
Driver names appeared too late when using wide FOV
User LOD defaults to 0.8 (higher than old versions)
Reduced width of lag meter (see more with ctrl+shift)
Cars one lap behind are now shown in grey on small map
FIX : Wide screen autocross object selection buttons
FIX : Invisible warning when wrong way reversing

Graphics :

Higher resolution image in mirrors
Higher level of detail available in main view
LOD is no longer reduced with fov over 90 degrees
Removed unecessary LOD checks on most scenery
Removed option "Wider screen increases LOD"
Removed option "All scenery at maximum LOD"

Interface :

Selected setup is displayed in F12 menu
Another small reduction in pit-out glitch
ESC now closes live suspension view and sound editor
HOME key now works correctly in single player replays
ESC in game setup screen now exits to entry screen
SHIFT+O in main entry screen now goes to options
CTRL+S saves a screen shot to the shots folder
Setups can be sorted by name as well as date
Any resolution as wide as 3:1 is considered 3 screen
FIX : Default sound selected when deleting a colour
FIX : Mouse cursor is now visible on window border
FIX : Small renaming bug when saving replays

Multiplayer :

Some improvements to the ? info system in List of Games
LFS S1 / S2 hosts can now store up to 400 banned users
Admins can now use in-game : /laps /qual /hours /wind
New InSim packets (pit - penalty - take over - flags)
Join specific game - colours are removed from name
New option /adminslots=X reserves slots for admins
FIX : MsgOutPack (MSO) now shows long user messages
FIX : Wrong delay "setup changes" after tyre change

Views :

View options now visible before you go on track
Separate FOV stored for each car's custom view
Separate steer look option for each custom view
Improved options for follow view (chase cam)
View screen rearranged to make more sense

Misc :

New language included : Slovenian / Slovenski
Game setup screen stats : join - pit - spectate
Unlocks now increased every Friday instead of monthly
Master port is now selectable in cfg.txt (29339 or 8080)
Set log file name /log=name.xxx or /log to stop logging
FIX : Unlocking issue with AMD Athlon 64
FIX : Unlocking issue with Cedega

0.5V9

Mar 28, 2007

Cars one lap behind are now shown in grey on small map
LFS S1 / S2 hosts can now store up to 400 banned users
Most languages now updated for the V2 - V5 text changes
FIX : List of games full filter now considers admin slots
FIX : New crash in V6 most often caused by SHIFT+U mode
FIX : Very rare old crash related to unusual view angle
FIX : Rare crash in garage when selecting a new car

0.5V5

Mar 24, 2007

User LOD defaults to 0.6 (still higher than old versions)
Some improvements to the ? info system in List of Games
Unlocks now increased every Friday instead of monthly
Wind and skid volumes are 33% louder for all settings
InSim FIX : IS_PSF packet is now sent correctly

0.5V3

Mar 23, 2007

Sound :

Included new default car sounds created by DaveWS

2D Display :

Improved small map car pointers
Improved needles and markers on clocks
Slightly more efficient 2d graphics drawing
Driver names draw distance no longer depends on FOV
Reduced width of lag meter (see more with ctrl+shift)
FIX : Wide screen autocross object selection buttons

Graphics :

Better FPS due to removal of unecessary LOD checks
Removed option "Wider screen increases LOD"
Removed option "All scenery at maximum LOD"

Interface :

ESC now closes live suspension view and sound editor
HOME key now works correctly in single player replays
ESC in game setup screen now exits to entry screen
SHIFT+O in main entry screen now goes to options
Join specific game - colours are removed from name
FIX : Next screen shot number was not saved on exit
FIX : Default sound selected when deleting a colour
FIX : Mouse cursor is now visible on window border

Views :

View options now visible before you go on track
Separate FOV stored for each car's custom view
Separate steer look option for each custom view
Improved options for follow view (chase cam)
View screen rearranged to make more sense

Misc :

Game setup screen stats : join - pit - spectate
New InSim packets (pit - penalty - take over - flags)
Admins can now use in-game : /laps /qual /hours /wind
New option /adminslots=X reserves slots for admins
FIX : MsgOutPack (MSO) now shows long user messages
FIX : Wrong delay "setup changes" after tyre change

0.5V2

Feb 28, 2007

Higher resolution image in mirrors
Selected setup is displayed in F12 menu
Another small reduction in pit-out glitch
Setups can be sorted by name as well as date
CTRL+S saves a screen shot to the shots folder
Same distortion regardless of the volume setting
No need to type edit_eng before using sound editor
New PACK button in sound editor to load a sound pack
Set log file name /log=name.xxx or /log to stop logging
Master port is now selectable in cfg.txt (29339 or 8080)
Any res as wide as or wider than 3:1 considered 3 screen
Various translation updates and improvements
New language : Slovenian / Slovenski

FIX : Unlocking issue with AMD Athlon 64
FIX : Unlocking should now work on Cedega
FIX : Small renaming bug when saving replays
FIX : Invisible warning when wrong way reversing

0.5V

Dec 22, 2006

Sound :

Improved car engine and other sounds, added gear whine etc.
One extra car sound is now played (now 5 including your own car)
Sound now plays at low speed, if replay at 0.5 or 0.25 speed
Skid / scrape sounds are now bounded to reasonable level
Now generated at 100 Hz resolution - same as physics
Engine can now be heard from a greater distance
Improved wind volume at low and high speeds

FIX : Corrected volume of interface sounds
FIX : Small clicks audible a few times per lap
FIX : Removed crackling of sounds related to echoes
FIX : Bug in camera position height part of sound calculation
FIX : No music when watching MP Replay with music in replays ON
FIX : Looping music buffer while selecting a track - now silent
FIX : Nasty sound clicks when cars got nearer and further away

Multiplayer :

Improved multiplayer synchronisation checking (OOS)
SHIFT+S when spectating now goes directly to garage
Garage when not in race now shows spectate and join buttons
Clicking join with no car selected goes to select car screen
Can't join race / leave pits for 12 seconds after green light
One extra car in high resolution physics (car in front at start)
Discount immediate pit stops from the "must pit" rule (cheating)

FIX : Rare crash in blue flags calculation
FIX : LFS online hosts would hang if run for 50 days
FIX : Stuck in entry screen if host has run for 25 days
FIX : Rare problem causing your car to vanish on other computers
FIX : Spectate after autocross run caused "Unknown finisher" message
FIX : A player in pits could be forced to spectate at end of race
FIX : Qualifying countdown was too short if less than 4 in race
FIX : Mandatory pit stop is now not allowed to be on final lap
FIX : RCM now has priority over race finished messages

2D Display :

Misc Option : Show time instead of FPS in-game
New path draw for game setup screen and in-game
Realistic speedometer based on drive shaft speed
Hold CTRL+SHIFT to show time instead of frame rate
User messages no longer obscure the frame rate display
Not recording message is now only displayed for 8 seconds
Messages now visible but dimmed in ESCAPE and OPTIONS screens
FOV adjust keys (5/6) now show the FOV in a temporary message
Virtual start lights are now displayed on the right by default
Small map is now never shown on the left if right is selected
Message history (H) is now hidden at race restart or SHIFT+F
Option to show small map on left or right of screen
Removed text "LEFT pit lane" and "ENTERED pit lane"
Central text now visible in SHIFT+F mode (option)
Temporary messages now visible even if fps is off
Real mirrors are now invisible if set to virtual
Added UP and DOWN buttons to options screen
Messages are now hidden in the ESCAPE menu

Interface :

Easier to get to desired FOV using 5 and 6 zoom keys
Text entry box is smaller and blocks driving view less
Button control rate option now visible in wheel/js mode
Improved instant gear shift mode selection function SHIFT+G
New general purpose save and load dialogs with rename / delete
List of games screen allows sorting hosts by clicking column title
Improved replay selection screen, added delete, rename and info
Keys Y/N (yes/no) now work on the replay skins download screen
Option to switch off acceleration view shifts in custom views
Mirror mode for driver and custom views (now in view options)
Added "all" to clocks mode options (off, real, virtual, all)
New track selection screen allows track browsing before load
Graphics options changed around to be intuitive / consistent
New graphics option : Draw sky (replaces screen clear type)
Controls screen now shows the function assigned to a button
Scroll bar added if more than 7 players in list of players
Skip intro option is now very fast (avoids loading track)
Skip intro option renamed to : Load track when starting
FIX : Button opacity option affected the colour sliders
Game setup screen : ENTER key - joins race / sets ready
Game setup screen : now shows local and UTC (GMT) time
Game setup screen : Can now use /spec(tate) X command
Cleaner replay start - avoiding flashing entry screen
Start New Game / Join Specific Game : Added ENTER key
Misc Option : 12 hour or 24 hour format selectable
Car picture can now select the car (not just text)
Some improvements to graphics options and layout
Close window button (X) does a quick clean exit
New /exit command also does a quick clean exit
Added ALT+F1 to F12 as programmable text keys
Key ALT+F4 is programmed to /exit by default
Added rename function for car setups

FIX : LOD values were rounding to one decimal place
FIX : Clutch pedal was not shown in controls setup screen
FIX : Mip bias setting was wrongly affecting in-game text
FIX : Clickable buttons in connection list at start of race
FIX : Changes were lost when selecting in car / custom views
FIX : Could not view user names in replay if MP mode was Demo
FIX : Arrow keys work in wheel mode even if assigned to KB steer
FIX : Messages were unblocked by sending any command to the host
FIX : Black screen bug changing between full screen and windowed
FIX : Move speed slider didn't work in high view if following car
FIX : Channel screen brought up a background while in game

Views :

Improved position of road car internal mirrors
Internal mirror offset limit increased to 400 mm
Separate mirror offset for custom and internal views
Single seater car shadows now visible in custom views
Cameta roll function added to SHIFT+U free camera mode
Custom view mode selection now separate for main and look
Buttons in view options to set custom view to eye or centre
BF1 / FO8 show virtual clocks if wheel draw is switched off
Maximum value reached marker added to virtual pedals
TV camera, CTRL + arrow keys change zoom and roll
Draw driver / wheel option added to custom views
Custom views are now stored in data\views folder
Custom view settings now separate for all cars

FIX : Excessive acceleration view shift in fast cars
FIX : Formula dash live settings now work in custom view
FIX : Mirror option ALL did not show a mirror in wheels view

Controllers :

Axis, button and key assignments stored in .con files
Sequential shift automatically used for single seaters
Separate shift help settings for sequential and shifter
All steering wheels default to separate throttle / brake
Non-wheel game controllers default to combined thr / brk
Controls setup screen now shows the currently pressed buttons
Wheel turn minimum reduced to 90 degrees (for sticks / pads)
CTRL+F1 to F12 text keys are all now assignable to buttons
Car's steering wheel turns now shown in steering settings

New LFS script system :

- Place text file of commands xxx.lfs in script folder
- Then script xxx.lfs can be run by typing /run xxx
- Note : CAR.lfs is run when you select CAR e.g. XFG, BF1
- Note : autoexec.lfs is run when LFS reaches entry screen

New text commands added (see Commands.txt in docs folder) :

/fov [degrees] - field of view
/ff [0-200] - force feedback strength
/axis [axis] [function] - e.g. /axis 2 throttle
/invert [0/1] [function] - e.g. /invert 1 brake
/button [button] [function] - e.g. /button 5 shift_up
/key [key] [function] - e.g. /key Q handbrake
/head_tilt [degrees] - 1g head tilt
/lateral_shift [m] - 1g lateral shift
/forward_shift [m] - 1g forward shift
/vertical_shift [m] - 1g vertical shift
/say [message] - same as typing a chat message
/echo [text] - show text only on local screen
/spec [name] - same as spectate [name]
/ctrlf [num] [text] - change text e.g. /ctrlf 1 hello
/altf [num] [text] - change text e.g. /altf 1 /view=driver
/wheel_turn [degrees] - specify turn angle of controller
/press [key] - simulate key press
/ctrl [key] - ctrl + key
/shift [key] - shift + key
/alt [key] - alt + key
/autoclutch [0-1] - turn autoclutch off / on
/gccut [0-1] - throttle cut on upshift
/gcblip [0-1] - throttle blip on downshift
/axlaps [num] - set autocross number of laps
/view [fol/heli/cam/driver/custom] - select view

IN A SCRIPT : //comment - this line is ignored
IN CHAT BOX : //xxx - short for /run xxx

/hrun X  : admin can run script X on host
/exec E C  : run program E with command line C

/shifter [auto/sequential/shifter] - shift mode (like SHIFT+G)
/hidetext [no/yes] - hide text (like SHIFT+F)
Windows Vista Support :

Sound now works correctly in Windows Vista
Unlocking is now possible in Windows Vista

Misc :

Added file docs\Commands.txt - listing ALL commands
Updated... docs\Autocross.txt - for new functions

Option : minimum time between gearshifts (debounce)
S1 users can now use the automatic skin download system
Automatic update system gives info, downloads, installs patch
FF Steps now defaults to 256 (this gives higher resolution FF)
Layouts do not set the number of laps unless a start pos exists
S2 users can see and join S1 hosts in List of Games screen
When first run, LFS defaults to desktop screen resolution
Restricted areas and route checkers added to autocross
Welcome / Tracks filename length increased to 31 chars
New car data output files (press letter O in garage)
Gearshift debounced (can't shift twice within 50 ms)

InSim : MCI packets are now available in arenas
InSim : IS_RES qualify packets sent even if not in table

FIX : Outguage reported remote cars fuel load
FIX : Driver's body optimisation was too sensitive
FIX : Selecting drag strip often resulted in 3 lap race
FIX : OutGauge now works on remote cars / MPR / external
FIX : Reverse driving in hotlapping mode now invalidates HLVC
FIX : Starting LFS with /join command needlessly loaded last track
FIX : Corrected positions of translator names on credits screen
FIX : A few wrong vertices on driver necks and marshall helmet
FIX : Mirrors and clocks sometimes corrupted after minimising
FIX : Small map sometimes went off screen or overlapped text
FIX : Unlock was lost after hibernation on some computers
FIX : CTRL+F keys did not work during replays

New file associations system :

SPR / MPR / SET / LYT files can now be opened directly
In Windows, right click and set them to open with LFS

Double clicking a SET or LYT file copies it to its folder
Double clicking a SPR or MPR file copies and runs the replay

0.5U35

Dec 20, 2006

New language included : Galician (Galego)
Language support : wider buttons at bottom left in some cases
Outside car custom view detection for sound (out of car rectangle)
Much easier to get to desired FOV using 5 and 6 zoom keys
Can't join race / leave pits for 12 seconds after green light (stops cheating)
Other cars sound volume increased by 10% - more immersive
V and flat engined cars exhaust pipe separation (stereo effect)
BF1 wind noise decreased / other minor adjustments
UFR sound improved : more race like
Small updates to all car sounds

0.5U34

Dec 19, 2006

Discount immediate pit stops from the "must pit" rule (cheating)
All cars resaved, with minor changes to sound (e.g. less gear whine)
Slightly more sound changes on large GTR cars and LX6
More updated translations

FIX : Entering SHIFT+U from following view played loud car sound
FIX : Move speed slider didn't work in high view if following car
FIX : A few vertices out of place on driver necks and marshall helmet

0.5U33

Dec 18, 2006

Higher Wind and Skid boost volumes (default and maximum)
Small changes to system improving all car engines just a little
An updated BF1 engine sound file (not finished but better)

FIX : Autocross editor did not show "Set as default" button
FIX : Repeated clicking sound while loading cars in garage
FIX : Channel screen brought up a background while in game

0.5U32

Dec 16, 2006

Misc :

Improved car engine and other sounds, added gear whine etc.
Automatic update system gives info, downloads, installs patch
New general purpose save and load dialogs with rename / delete
FF Steps now defaults to 256 (this gives higher resolution FF)
Layouts do not set the number of laps unless a start pos exists
One extra car sound is now played (now 5 including your own car)
One extra car in high resolution physics (car in front at start)
Clicking the selected replay now plays the replay (did deselect)
Centre view and eye position buttons now reset pitch and rotate
Virtual start lights are now displayed on the right by default
Small map is now never shown on the left if right is selected
Option to switch off acceleration view shifts in custom views
Mirror mode for driver and custom views (now in view options)
Added "all" to clocks mode options (off, real, virtual, all)
Some more small improvements to graphics options and layout
Button control rate option now visible in wheel/js mode
Text entry box is smaller and blocks driving view less
Improved multiplayer synchronisation checking (OOS)

Fixes :

FIX : Nasty sound clicks when cars got nearer and further away
FIX : MP slowdown when playing sounds of cars in simple physics
FIX : Force now turns off instantly instead of waiting a second
FIX : Arrow keys work in wheel mode even if assigned to KB steer
FIX : Removed the unecessary FF error message DIERR_HANDLEEXISTS
FIX : Messages were unblocked by sending any command to the host
FIX : Alt+F4 and programmable keys did not work in list of games
FIX : Qualifying countdown was too short if less than 4 in race
FIX : BF1 / FO8 virtual dashboard appeared in player options
FIX : Pressing SHIFT+G during instant replay made it go OOS
FIX : Unlock was lost after hibernation on some computers
FIX : SHIFT+U camera roll function now works as expected
FIX : Button opacity option affected the colour sliders
FIX : Text appearing in middle of screen after a lesson
FIX : Excessive acceleration view shift in fast cars

NOTE - Translatable text updated

0.5U30

Jul 5, 2006

Sound :

Improved wind volume at low and high speeds
Reduced crackling of sounds related to echoes
Engine can now be heard from a greater distance
Now generated at 100 Hz resolution - same as physics
Engine sound off throttle is slightly louder than it was
Wind sound volume is now linear (avoids excessive noise)
Skid / scrape sounds are now bounded to reasonable level
Sound now plays at low speed, if replay at 0.5 or 0.25 speed

FIX : Corrected volume of interface sounds
FIX : Small clicks audible a few times per lap
FIX : Bug in camera position height part of sound calculation
FIX : No music when watching MP Replay with music in replays ON
FIX : Looping music buffer while selecting a track - now silent
FIX : System messages still audible with messages blocked

Multiplayer :

SHIFT+S when spectating now goes directly to garage
Garage when not in race now shows spectate and join buttons
Clicking join with no car selected goes to select car screen

FIX : Rare crash in blue flags calculation
FIX : LFS online hosts would hang if run for 50 days
FIX : Stuck in entry screen if host has run for 25 days
FIX : Rare problem causing your car to vanish on other computers
FIX : Spectate after autocross run caused "Unknown finisher" message
FIX : A player in pits could be forced to spectate at end of race
FIX : Mandatory pit stop is now not allowed to be on final lap
FIX : RCM now has priority over race finished messages

2D Display :

Misc Option : Show time instead of FPS in-game
Hold CTRL+SHIFT to show time instead of frame rate
Realistic speedometer based on drive shaft speed
New path draw for game setup screen and in-game
User messages no longer obscure the frame rate display
Not recording message is now only displayed for 8 seconds
Messages now visible but dimmed in ESCAPE and OPTIONS screens
FOV adjust keys (5/6) now show the FOV in a temporary message
Message history (H) is now hidden at race restart or SHIFT+F
Removed text "LEFT pit lane" and "ENTERED pit lane"
Option to show small map on left or right of screen
Central text now visible in SHIFT+F mode (option)
Temporary messages now visible even if fps is off
Real mirrors are now invisible if set to virtual
Added UP and DOWN buttons to options screen
Messages are now hidden in the ESCAPE menu

Interface :

Improved instant gear shift mode selection function SHIFT+G
List of games screen allows sorting hosts by clicking column title
Improved replay selection screen, added delete, rename and info
Keys Y/N (yes/no) now work on the replay skins download screen
New track selection screen allows track browsing before load
Graphics options changed around to be intuitive / consistent
New graphics option : Draw sky (replaces screen clear type)
Controls screen now shows the function assigned to a button
Scroll bar added if more than 7 players in list of players
Skip intro option is now very fast (avoids loading track)
Skip intro option renamed to : Load track when starting
Start New Game / Join Specific Game : Added ENTER key
Game setup screen : ENTER key - joins race / sets ready
Game setup screen : now shows local and UTC (GMT) time
Misc Option : 12 hour or 24 hour format selectable
Car picture can now select the car (not just text)
Cleaner replay start - avoiding flashing entry screen
Can now use /spec(tate) X command in game setup screen
Close window button (X) does a quick clean exit
New /exit command also does a quick clean exit
Added ALT+F1 to F12 as programmable text keys
Key ALT+F4 is programmed to /exit by default
Added rename function for car setups

FIX : LOD values were rounding to one decimal place
FIX : Clutch pedal was not shown in controls setup screen
FIX : Mip bias setting was wrongly affecting in-game text
FIX : Clickable buttons in connection list at start of race
FIX : Changes were lost when selecting in car / custom views
FIX : Could not view user names in replay if MP mode was Demo
FIX : Black screen bug changing between full screen and windowed

Views :

Improved position of road car internal mirrors
Separate mirror offset for custom and internal views
Internal mirror offset limit increased to 400 mm
Draw driver / wheel option added to custom views
Roll function added to SHIFT+U free camera mode
TV camera, CTRL + arrow keys change zoom and roll
Maximum value reached marker added to virtual pedals
Single seater car shadows now visible in custom views
Custom view mode selection now separate for main and look
Buttons in view options to set custom view to eye or centre
BF1 / FO8 show virtual clocks if wheel draw is switched off
Custom view settings are now separate for all cars
Custom views are now stored in data\views folder

Controllers :

Axis, button and key assignments stored in .con files
Sequential shift automatically used for single seaters
Separate shift help settings for sequential and shifter
All steering wheels default to separate throttle / brake
Non-wheel game controllers default to combined thr / brk
Controls setup screen now shows the currently pressed buttons
Wheel turn minimum reduced to 90 degrees (for sticks / pads)
CTRL+F1 to F12 text keys are all now assignable to buttons
Car's steering wheel turns now shown in steering settings

Windows Vista Support :

FIX : Sound now works correctly in Windows Vista
FIX : Unlocking is now possible in Windows Vista

New LFS script system :

- Place text file of commands xxx.lfs in script folder
- Then script xxx.lfs can be run by typing /run xxx
- Note : CAR.lfs is run when you select CAR e.g. XFG, BF1
- Note : autoexec.lfs is run when LFS reaches entry screen

New text commands added (see Commands.txt in docs folder) :

/fov [degrees] - field of view
/ff [0-200] - force feedback strength
/axis [axis] [function] - e.g. /axis 2 throttle
/invert [0/1] [function] - e.g. /invert 1 brake
/button [button] [function] - e.g. /button 5 shift_up
/key [key] [function] - e.g. /key Q handbrake
/head_tilt [degrees] - 1g head tilt
/lateral_shift [m] - 1g lateral shift
/forward_shift [m] - 1g forward shift
/vertical_shift [m] - 1g vertical shift
/say [message] - same as typing a chat message
/echo [text] - show text only on local screen
/spec [name] - same as spectate [name]
/ctrlf [num] [text] - change text e.g. /ctrlf 1 hello
/altf [num] [text] - change text e.g. /altf 1 /view=driver
/wheel_turn [degrees] - specify turn angle of controller
/press [key] - simulate key press
/ctrl [key] - ctrl + key
/shift [key] - shift + key
/alt [key] - alt + key
/autoclutch [0-1] - turn autoclutch off / on
/gccut [0-1] - throttle cut on upshift
/gcblip [0-1] - throttle blip on downshift
/axlaps [num] - set autocross number of laps
/view [fol/heli/cam/driver/custom] - select view

IN A SCRIPT : //comment - this line is ignored
IN CHAT BOX : //xxx - short for /run xxx

/hrun X : admin can run script X on host
/exec E C : run program E with command line C

/shifter [auto/sequential/shifter] - shift mode (like SHIFT+G)
/hidetext [no/yes] - hide text (like SHIFT+F)

New file associations system :

SPR / MPR / SET / LYT files can now be opened directly
In Windows, right click and set them to open with LFS

Double clicking a SET or LYT file copies it to its folder
Double clicking a SPR or MPR file copies and runs the replay

Misc :

Added file docs\Commands.txt - listing ALL commands
Updated... docs\Autocross.txt - for new functions

Option : minimum time between gearshifts (debounce)
S1 users can now use the automatic skin download system
S2 users can see and join S1 hosts in List of Games screen
When first run, LFS defaults to desktop screen resolution
Restricted areas and route checkers added to autocross
Welcome / Tracks filename length increased to 31 chars
New car data output files (press letter O in garage)
Gearshift debounced (can't shift twice within 50 ms)

InSim : MCI packets are now available in arenas
InSim : IS_RES qualify packets sent even if not in table

FIX : Outguage reported remote cars fuel load
FIX : Driver's body optimisation was too sensitive
FIX : Selecting drag strip often resulted in 3 lap race
FIX : OutGauge now works on remote cars / MPR / external
FIX : Formula dash live settings now work in custom view
FIX : Reverse driving in hotlapping mode now invalidates HLVC
FIX : Starting LFS with /join command, needlessly loaded last track
FIX : Corrected positions of translator names on credits screen
FIX : Mirrors and clocks sometimes corrupted after minimising
FIX : Mirror option ALL did not show a mirror in wheels view
FIX : Small map sometimes went off screen or overlapped text
FIX : CTRL+F keys did not work during replays

0.5U10

Jun 30, 2006

SHIFT+S when spectating now goes to garage
Single seater car shadows now visible in custom views
Clicking join with no car selected goes to select car screen
Garage when not in race now shows spectate and join buttons
Start new game with no track selected goes to select track
Game setup screen : ENTER key - joins race / sets ready
Separate shift help settings for sequential and shifter
Sequential shift automatically used for single seaters
Axis, button and key assignments stored in .con files
Maximum value reached marker added to virtual pedals
Cleaner replay start - avoiding flashing entry screen
Separate mirror offset for custom and internal views
Internal mirror offset limit increased to 400 mm
Realistic speedometer based on drive shaft speed
Added layout files (LYT) to file associations
Added rename function for setups

FIX : Changes were lost when selecting in car / custom views
FIX : Clutch pedal was not shown in controls setup screen

0.5U9

Jun 26, 2006

FIX : Unlocking on Vista should now work correctly
FIX : Start replay with click brings LFS to foreground
FIX : Formula dash live settings now work in custom view
FIX : OutGauge now works on remote cars / MPR / external

Added SET file association (copy set to folder)
More lateral offset available for internal mirror
Scroll bar added if more than 7 players in list
Unlocking S2 automatically sets to skip intro

0.5U7

Jun 25, 2006

Skip intro option now avoids loading track
LFS can now handle SPR and MPR file associations
Separate custom view settings for all cars
Draw driver/wheel option now in custom views
Custom views now stored in data\views folder
RCM now has priority over finished messages
Driver's body optimisation was too sensitive
Welcome and Tracks filename can be up to 31 chars

FIX : Can now unlock on Windows Vista
FIX : Rare crash in blue flags calculation

0.5U

Apr 29, 2006

Race penalty statistics now sent to LFS World
Changed format of /track host startup command
Removed /config and /reversed startup commands
Some small frame rate optimisations in car draw
Hosts can now display a 200 character welcome message
Added a new command /tracks to specify allowed tracks
OutGauge system for external dashboards (see InSim.txt)
FOX / FO8 / BF1 all have their own dashboard colour slider
Translations and docs folder updated with new translations
Throttle blip on downshift now allowed again with manual clutch
Suspension stronger before it bends but then bends more quickly

FIX : LFS could crash sometimes when leaving a multiplayer game
FIX : Croatian and Serbian should always be correctly selected
FIX : Could view other racers ARB and Brake Balance online
FIX : LFS crash when starting up with Greek or Norwegian
FIX : Aston Grand Touring / North showed up as AS6 / AS7
FIX : Aston lessons had gone wrong with changed objects
FIX : Downloading Skin message was partially off screen
FIX : Could set wind in hotlapping using /wind command
FIX : Commands /track=as6 and /track=as7 did not work
FIX : Number entry in tyre setup menu did not work
FIX : XF GTI acceleration, PRO level was too easy
FIX : Colour alternation on list of games screen
FIX : LFS could crash when drawing a damaged car
FIX : Connecting player with different weather
FIX : Text command /leave had stopped working

0.5T7

Apr 29, 2006

Small delay added when a welcome message is displayed and same
track is already loaded (could be too fast before). "A new
guest is connecting" was displayed for too long if connecting
player had same track but different lighting.
Updated translations included.

0.5T6

Apr 28, 2006

FIX : Text command /leave had stopped working
FIX : Disembodied heads driving UF and RA cars
FIX : XF GTI acceleration, PRO level was too easy
FIX : Your own driver and steering wheel could vanish
NEW : OutGauge system for external dashboards (see InSim.txt)

0.5T5

Apr 27, 2006

Hosts can use a 200 character welcome message from a text file
T5 or later guests will see the message while connecting
E.g. text file named "welcome.txt" contains a message
- then start host with /welcome=welcome.txt

Changed format of /track command in startup - now consistent
Removed /config and /reversed commands
Example of new version : /track=BL1

Added a new command /tracks to specify a list of allowed tracks
E.g. text file named "tracks.txt" contains a track on each line
- then start host with /tracks=tracks.txt

Included updated translations
Included Aston lessons fix for changed objects
FIX : Number entry in tyre setup menu did not work
FIX : Could set wind in hotlapping using /wind command
FIX : Could view other racers ARB and Brake Balance online

0.5T4

Apr 26, 2006

FIX : Croatian and Serbian should always be correctly selected.
Added four more characters ro the "Brakes / TC" translation.
FOX / FO8 / BF1 all have their own dashboard colour slider.
Some more small optimisations in car draw (graphics code).
Tiny change in skid creation code to make it safer.

0.5T3

Apr 25, 2006

FIX : Croatian should be selected by default on Croatian computer.
Throttle blip on downshift is now allowed again with manual clutch.
Suspension is stronger before it bends, but then bends more quickly.
Race penalties are now sent as stats to LFS World (awaiting update).

0.5T2

Apr 24, 2006

FIX : LFS could crash sometimes, when leaving a multiplayer game.
FIX : Downloading Skin message was partially off screen.
FIX : Colour alternation on list of games screen.
Some very small optimisations in graphics code.

0.5T

Apr 21, 2006

FIX : LFS crash (often during a multi car pile up)
FIX : LFS crash when starting up with Greek or Norwegian
FIX : Aston Grand Touring / North showing up as AS6 / AS7
FIX : Commands /track=as6 and /track=as7 did not work

0.5S

Apr 21, 2006

Included the BMW Sauber racing car
Improved the slipstream simulation
Improvements in tyre and car physics
Graphics option : Use compressed skins
Included Spanish training translations
Replay speed (F2) minimum is now 0.125
Traction control added to FZ50 road car
Updated translator names on credits page
Longer start delay if more players in race
Gear shift levers no longer hold the clutch
Pit speed limiter now visible on remote cars
Better dashboard on Formula XR and Formula V8
French and Russian keys guides (in docs folder)
InSim NLP and MCI packets now support 2000 laps
Small changes to the mass and power of some cars
15:4 screen ratio now detected as a 3-screen mode

FIX : Wing angle bug causing physics exploit
FIX : Command line /hours=x is now implemented
FIX : Bug in haze effect, now usable in tv cameras
FIX : Bug in demo /ban function with coloured names
FIX : After driver change - timing info not visible
FIX : Qualifying could end up to 6 seconds too early
FIX : Pasting long line of text would make LFS crash
FIX : LFSW lap times bounded to 1 hour to avoid wrap
FIX : Could sometimes teleport after a driver change
FIX : Changing tyre type, warmed to wrong temperature
FIX : Could get stuck in pits when changing fuel load
FIX : Mudguards and brakes vanish when changing plate

0.5Q

Nov 26, 2005

New language support :

Several updates allowing new translations and new character sets...

6 new codepages in addition to Latin-1 :
- Cyrillic, Greek, Central Europe, Turkish, Baltic, Japanese (Katakana)

5 new translations :
Russian, Estonian, Serbian, Greek, Polish

Automatic codepage selection, when changing keyboard in Windows
New text entry system, handles multiple codepages and colours
User can select code page manually, if required (press CTRL)
Text colours - CTRL + 0 to 7 : change colour / CTRL + 8 : default
Can use a comma instead of a full stop when entering a number
New ^9 code - restore original colour without changing codepage
Autocross editor distance measure display is now translatable
CTRL in text input box : click down arrow to show characters

Other updates :

Pit stop required (yes or OK=done) is now shown in the F12 menu
Avoiding invalid key beep on Scroll Lock, Num Lock and Pause
Faster text draw by using fewer, bigger textures (less swapping)
SHIFT+O now enters options from setup screen (same as in game)
Join screen shows selected player and gives access to options
"Corrupted NameReply" error message removed from List of Games
New /out command - ignored by LFS but seen by InSim programs
Controller buttons can be assigned to text keys CTRL+F9-F12

Fixes :

FIX : Wrong fuel amount transferred to new player when taking over car
FIX : Faulty online host sometimes causing LFS to hang in List of Games
FIX : Some missing characters added to Latin 1 code page
FIX : "Race Ends : 1" message shown wrongly in garage
FIX : KNW filenames depended on selected language
FIX : Some changes to the text in braking lessons
FIX : Numeric keypad 0,1,2,7,8,9,-,/ keys now work correctly in game
FIX : Loss of racing line rubber : "Path info changed" message
FIX : Text about upload of 56k modem - in fact 33.6 kbits/sec
FIX : Holding SHIFT+X from in-game put LFS into a strange state
FIX : Repeated message "Could not load colours - using default"
FIX : Crash if track changed when user was in select car screen
FIX : No mid-race join option now only active if 2 cars in race
FIX : Last key pressed in text box could activate its function
FIX : TAB and SHIFT+TAB should now show all cars and not crash
FIX : Page Up and Page Down keys generated " and ! characters
FIX : Small numerical error in foot-pounds and bar units
FIX : Third decimal place of message text size was not saved
FIX : Max length player name with a full stop would be corrupted
FIX : Various bugs and crashes when using nogfx / invisible host
FIX : Some problems with kick/ban and sharing of ambiguous names

0.5P12

Nov 25, 2005

Updates :

Copy and paste of text in LFS now preserves colour and codepage
Ping display in list of games now uses translatable text : "ms"
"Corrupted NameReply" error message removed from List of Games
Autocross editor distance measure display is now translatable
Text input CTRL + 0 to 7 : change colour / CTRL + 8 : default
CTRL in text input box : click down arrow to show characters
New /out command - ignored by LFS but seen by InSim programs
Controller buttons can be assigned to text keys CTRL+F9-F12
Added names of new translation people to the credits page

Fixes :

FIX : Third decimal place of message text size was not saved
FIX : Coloured F key text inserted in text box appeared wrong
FIX : Untranslatable messages appearing in the wrong code page
FIX : Player name shown above car appearing in wrong code page
FIX : CTRL + any key press now does nothing unless supposed to
FIX : Invalid key sound on pressing valid keys in training mode
FIX : Could not delete some chars typed after clicking a player
FIX : Colouring problem with player names beside typed messages
FIX : High-ascii latin chars in player going to message codepage
FIX : Max length player name with a full stop would be corrupted
FIX : Various bugs and crashes when using nogfx / invisible host
FIX : Some problems with kick/ban and sharing of ambiguous names

0.5P5

Oct 21, 2005

Improvements and fixes :

Message text size slider can go down to 0.03
Improved various Cyrillic and Latin characters
New translatable text for screen : "bit" and "Hz"
Text is slightly narrower than P4 widened version
Text width remains constant in wide screen modes
Added feminine ordinal indicator (superscript a)
Some changes to the text in all braking lessons
Added : Russian, Estonian, Serbian translations

FIX : Greek capital iota with diaeresis
FIX : Bug with channel names in radio editor
FIX : Bug when trying to edit a number plate
FIX : Hot keys (T, F, etc) should work properly
FIX : KNW filenames depended on selected language

Known Issues :

- Still no way to change the active code page while in game.
- Various other old bugs, not related to translations...

0.5P4

Oct 15, 2005

Language Support Improvements :

Accented capital letters now full size
Removed "Added ID X" and "Removed X"
Added language name to translations
Fixed Central European E with caron
Improved some Cyrillic characters
Steeper and clearer accents
Added the section sign (§)

Other Fixes :

FIX : Sometimes hanging in List of Games
FIX : Race ends shown wrongly in garage
FIX : Fuel amount when taking over car

Known Issues :

- In game keys such as T (talk) or F (forces) may not work with some selected keyboard layouts.
- Still no way to change the active code page while in game.
- Various other old bugs, not related to translations...

0.5P3

Oct 13, 2005

Added support for Katakana, Cyrillic, Greek and other European characters

Other Fixes :

- Incorrect fuel amount transferred to new player when taking over car
- Faulty online host sometimes causing LFS to hang in List of Games

0.5P2

Aug 7, 2005

New Car Filter System (List of Games Screen)

The car filters help you find the host you want.

The QUICK method of using the filters :

Use the car class buttons on the right of the screen to
quickly set several car filters. ALL is the default.

For fine tuning or manual operation :

Click on the vertical car names in the list of games.
You can set them to GREY, BLUE or RED.

GREY : You don't mind if this car is enabled or not
BLUE : This car MUST be available on the host
RED : This car must NOT be available on the host

- Leave most of them GREY (the default colour)
- The cars you want to use, set them to BLUE
- Use RED only for cars you really don't want to see

Guests : please do join empty hosts - people will join!
Hosts : please don't allow all cars, if possible.


Restart Vote Limitations (for hosts and administrators)

/rstmin=60 : No RESTART votes for 60 seconds after start
/rstend=30 : No RESTART votes for 30 seconds after finish
Also, no restarts after finish if 2 people are still racing


Fixes

FIX : Switching between SPR / MPR now resets to top of list
FIX : Overlapping text in translated Pit Instructions (F12)
FIX : Force feedback when using "/" or message to player
FIX : Tiny suspension damage causing long pit stop
FIX : Crash on clicking user buttons in host options
FIX : Bug in /exit command from Multiplayer screen


Updates

- Qualification Time and Race Laps display in F12 menu
- Pit Stop Required - message at start lasts a bit longer
- Qualifying or Race Restarts - clearly visible in garage
- Zoom keys for SHIFT+U mode : 4,5-IN / 6,7-OUT
- Increased size of MPR packet stash


Updated Text Commands

These commands can now be used in game :
/car X /setup X

New commands for setup screen / in game :
/colour X /player X

New commands with no parameter :
/join /spectate /leave


InSim Updates

FIX : InSim excessive packet flood on race restart
FIX : Text commands can now be issued at a fast rate

InSimVer (protocol number) is increased to 2 (was 1).

/rcm MESSAGE ... set a Race Control Message to be sent
/rcm_ply USERNAME ... send the RCM to USERNAME
/rcm_all ... send the RCM to all
/rcc_ply USERNAME ... Clear USERNAME's RCM
/rcc_all ... Clear all RCMs

/pitlane USERNAME ... send username to the pit lane

/p_dt USERNAME ... give drive through penalty
/p_sg USERNAME ... give stop-go penalty
/p_30 USERNAME ... give 30 second time penalty
/p_45 USERNAME ... give 45 second time penalty

/mp LOCAL_IP_ADDRESS PORT (entry screen... join local game)

0.5P

Jun 25, 2005

Further developed physics and multiplayer systems
2 new single seater racing cars (not for the faint hearted)
3 GTR racing cars of around 500 bhp (keep your hair on)
2 front wheel drive racing saloon cars
2 sports cars, one rear and one mid engine
1 1000cc front wheel drive road car (where's that corner)
Kyoto Ring, Japan - with an Oval configuration
Westhill, England - a high speed track
Aston, England - long and short configurations
8 S1 cars with graphical and physical developments
3 updated S1 tracks (Blackwood, Fern Bay, South City)
New objects added to the S1 Autocross arena
Various types of suspension with realistic motion
Support for symmetric and asymmetric setups
Tyre wear, surface and and air temperatures
48 sampling spots per tyre allowing flat spots
Simulated and visible tyre deformation
Fuel usage, pit stops, speed limits and penalties
F12 Pit instructions system to change strategy
F11 Live settings : anti roll bar and brake balance
Yellow Flag and Blue Flag warning systems
Driver changing for time-based races e.g. 24 hour
And more...

0.5L

Apr 30, 2005

FIX : Alpha sort of car windows / driver names / scenery
FIX : Number plate display when using special characters
FIX : Overhead names now shown unmirrored in the mirror
FIX : Garage 2d view showed another players car colour
FIX : Wheels are now always visible in force draw mode
FIX : Lap times / penalties carrying over to new race
FIX : Camber effect fixes (including low-lod physics)
FIX : BL Car Park now shown with name instead of BL3
FIX : Car's damage remaining at start of test drive
FIX : Auto shifter not changing down at low speeds
FIX : Missing characters in names output to files
FIX : Updated Blackwood track with various fixes
FIX : Fastest lap updated with an equal lap time
FIX : Sharper textures on flat / chalk objects
FIX : OOS - CAR on joining host or pit stop
FIX : Tyres overheating on soft surfaces
FIX : Repaired XF GTI shadow mesh

Steer compensation slider moved to controls screen
Visible driver in player options even when in game
JOOS - RES R1 etc (results) auto-correction system
JOOS - (other than results) auto-reconnect system
Asymmetric pressure / camber + clickable settings
Tyre temperature display shows green at optimum
Clutch pack differentials replace viscous type
Added optional ID parameter for OutSim packets
Some text characters moved / added / improved
Increased protection against message spamming
List of games now shows private hosts clearly
Show Pedals option now works in cockpit view
List of games filters now work in demo mode
New audio option for wind volume boost
Improved default setups of demo cars
XF GTI power increased to 120 bhp
Training lessons updated

0.5K

Apr 5, 2005

S2 Demo ALPHA released
Demo content only with numerous improvements from 0.3

0.3H6

March 3, 2005

PATCH H6 fixes an old bug that showed up massively in PATCH H5

This old bug, when combined with the H5 optimisation, could cause
cars to fall underground, specially the front end of the MRT5.

0.3H5

March 2, 2005

PATCH H5 is mainly to test an improvement in frame rate when online.

1) Reduced CPU usage in remote car collision detection
2) Smoothed the motion of the car squares on the small map display
3) Fixed the flashing cars on the boundary of multiplayer draw distance

0.3H4

Feb 25, 2005

The main purpose of PATCH H4 is to test another attempted bug fix.

The rare "car stops and flickers when someone else leaves the pits" bug
still comes up. There's no known way to reproduce the bug at will,
so it's very hard to find and fix.

This patch includes extra protection for the bug, and shows various
red error messages if the bug is found and corrected.

1) Extra protection for the car flickering bug
2) Fix for a possible crash
3) RAF output : spring / dampc / dampr / brake corrected : int -> float

0.3H3

Ocz 19, 2004

1) Sometimes, some objects could flicker rapidly on and off. An example
was at South City Long, before turning right at the corner after the
hairpin, a traffic light on the right would flicker on and off.

This patch reprocesses the draw lists when loading a track, and should
eliminate most cases of objects that vanish for a moment.

2) When exiting from the multiplayer section soon after getting a list
of games, sometimes you would be forced to wait for several seconds
while watching a message "Closing X connects".

This patch asks windows to terminate the connects immediately, so in
most cases you should not see this message again.

0.3H2

Oct 12, 2004

1) Sometimes, you can receive corrupted UDP packets. In some cases this
could cause a rare bug where your own car would start flickering from
one side of the track to the other for a while.

This patch contains a few lines of extra code in an attempt to stop this
happening. When the bug would have come up, LFS displays a message in
red : "Corrupted UDP Packet".

0.3H

Oct 8, 2004

---General---

Skid marks
Darker tyres
Smoke improvements
Better CPU saving in entry screens
Included Italian, Spanish and Turkish translations
No need to type in key to unlock (a license is still required)
Virtual clocks are moved in when connection list (N) is displayed

---Multiplayer---

Info message in List of Games
New online cheat protection system
Host auto-restarts in the event of a bad timeout error
Cleaned up and improved the code for connecting and disconnecting
FIX : Auto-kick of lagging racers who were not going the wrong way
FIX : Bugs that could cause an immediate OOS kick after connecting
FIX : Strange "Can't pit" messages when another racer was pitting
FIX : Bugs that could cause a multiple OOS kick while racing
FIX : Dedicated host startup error messages
FIX : InSim can bind to specified address
FIX : d3d error when entering multiplayer
FIX : Bug affecting remote cars accuracy
FIX : Changing password while online
FIX : Some rare crashes

0.3G10

Oct 6, 2004

Cleaned up and improved the code for connecting to a host
Virtual clocks are moved in when connection list (N) is displayed
FIX : Auto-kick of lagging racers who were not going the wrong way
FIX : Bugs that could cause an immediate OOS kick after connecting
FIX : Strange "Can't pit" messages when another racer was pitting
FIX : Rare bug that could cause a multiple OOS kick while racing
FIX : Removed "Late" messages following a time-out disconnection
FIX : Mid-air skid marks after skidding on a movable object
FIX : Rare host crash

0.3G9

Oct 2, 2004

FIX : Multiple OOS kicks, sometimes, after someone disconnected
FIX : Host restarts in the event of a bad timeout error
Internal view rubber draw distance increased

0.3G8

Oct 1, 2004

Small increase in internal view rubber draw distance
Included Italian translation

0.3G7

Sep 30, 2004

Fixes for new systems introduced in G5 and G6
This is intended to improve the online reliability a lot

0.3G6

Sep 29, 2004

A new "In Sync" disconnection system...
This is intended to greatly reduce the number of OOS kicks
Included Spanish and Turkish translations

0.3G5

Sep 28, 2004

Allow max FPS setting to go down to 10
Safer online disconnection system
Longer timeouts for OOS and CP
No OOS messages unless real
FIX : Skid marks fading incorrectly
FIX : Bug affecting remote cars accuracy
FIX : Dedicated host startup error messages

0.3G4

Sep 25, 2004

FIX : Random OOS kick when joining a host with wind enabled
FIX : Some other reasons for false multiple OOS kicks
FIX : Stop incorrect wrong way kick for lagged racers
FIX : Tyres not so dark (half way back to old version)
FIX : Low frame rate in game setup screens

0.3G3

Sep 23, 2004

New online cheat protection system
Better CPU saving in entry screens
No need to type in key to unlock
Info message in List of Games
Smoke improvements
Darker tyres
Skid marks
FIX : changing password while online
FIX : d3d error in lag prevention system
FIX : d3d error when entering multiplayer
FIX : InSim can bind to specified address

0.3G

Apr 10, 2004

---Multiplayer---

Improved multiplayer timer to reduce time warping
Removed constant "Sync" messages from network debug
Block / unblock user messages by pressing "-" key
Faster host pinging when getting a List of Games
Removed "-" option from List of Games filters
Decreased the size of some packet buffers
Increased size of joiner and authorisation queues
FIX : ghost of user getting stuck in meeting room

---Graphical---

Overhead names are smaller and invisible behind hills
SHIFT+U camera mode improvements (for follow car mode)
Default screen clear changed to "clr + sky" (faster)
FIX : Alpha object sorting when track LOD switched off
FIX : Crash that could happen when changing screen size
FIX : Lag / input problems that showed up with patch F

---InSim---

InSim system to control LFS with an external program
Various packets can be sent to or requested from LFS
Some new console text-based commands have been added
Please read InSim.txt file for programmer information

---General---

Small arrow indicates selected racer in position list
AI drivers try to select colour config with their name
Scroll bar on SPR / MPR / Skin selection screens
FIX : doppler bug with chase and helicopter views
FIX : /speedreduce and /reducehalf, can use "=" sign

0.3F

Mar 2, 2004

---Graphical---

Hardware Vertex Shading is now available and useful on high end cards
Higher resolution Z buffer is used and removes some graphical glitches
HVS status and Z buffer depth visible in Options...Graphics screen
New option to turn off Track LOD reduction - affects trees and track
Z buffer depth and HVS mode are selectable in Options... Graphics
Important hardware options saved to special file card_cfg.txt

---Keyboard Steering---

Old predictive keyboard steering system has been removed
Two modes of keyboard steering : "no help" and "assisted"
Fast Steer and Slow Steer slider bars and key assignments
Speed Steer Reduction and Half Reduce Speed m/s for KB
New commands to allow changing of these settings :
/speedreduce X : total steer reduction (0 to 1)
/reducehalf X : speed in m/s for half of reduction
New commands to allow save or load of keyboard settings :
/loadkb X : load settings file (data\misc\X.kbs)
/savekb X : save settings file

---General---

List of games : info button to show host race state
Meeting room : button shows number of people in the room
Autosaved filenames now stripped of illegal characters
Separate speed reduce settings for analogue and keyboard
Automatic language selection the first time LFS is run
MPR : replay autosave now uses more descriptive filename
SPR : controller type now shown in "connection list" (N)
List of Games new "-" filter - turn on to show old hosts
Controller type is now shown in list of connections
Right-click on list of connections to get editable name
CTRL + SHIFT now shows user name in race position list
Improved (some 3d cards) texture glitching on first lap
Added new translations - Nederlands.txt and Català.txt
Space bar no longer exits from Replay or Test Drive
Auto-restarted SP replay stays in selected view mode
FIX : Host selectable IP was affecting guest connections
FIX : Controllers now keep same value when window loses focus

---Host Changes---

Host name is displayed on console window

New commands for command line or host admin :

/autokick=no/yes/ban (Wrong way auto kick)
/start=fixed/finish/reverse/random (Default race start)

New admin commands (or non-admin if "select" is enabled) :

/autox XXX : load layout XXX for this area (AU1_XXX.lyt)
/axlist : get list of host's layouts for current track
/axlist TRACK : get list for specified track, e.g. AU1
/axclear : clear layout

Non-admin access to old commands if "select" is enabled :

/track /weather /qual /laps /wind

In-game notification when a racer gets a PB

New commands for anyone to get info from LFS World :

/w CMD sends command to LFS World for current car/track
e.g. /w pb (Personal Best) or /w laps (Laps)

/ws TRACK CAR CMD sends command for specified car/track
e.g. /ws BL1R T pb (get PB in XR GT Turbo at BL Rev)

More online DB access commands can be found on the
"LFS Keys" page at www.liveforspeed.net

New /m command to get info from master server :

/m find USER : find a user online
/m ? : get a list of master commands

DEMO host changes :

Can't join with a name that is already used
Admin can now use /kick X and /ban X Y

0.3E12

Feb 27, 2004

Frame rate increase with more HVS-related optimisation
List of games : info button to show host race state
Meeting room : button shows number of people in the room
Autosaved filenames now stripped of illegal characters
Separate speed reduce settings for analogue and keyboard
Automatic language selection the first time LFS is run
MPR : replay autosave now uses more descriptive filename
SPR : controller type now shown in "connection list" (N)
FIX : Autocross now uses LOD even when track LOD is OFF

E12 HOST CHANGES : (for guests - you must be on an updated host)

New admin commands (or non-admin if "select" is enabled) :

/autox XXX : load layout XXX for this area (AU1_XXX.lyt)
/axlist : get list of host's layouts for current track
/axlist TRACK : get list for specified track, e.g. AU1
/axclear : clear layout

Non-admin access to old commands if "select" is enabled :

/track /weather /qual /laps /wind

In-game notification when a racer gets a PB

New commands for anyone to get info from LFS World :

/w CMD sends command to LFS World for current car/track
e.g. /w pb (Personal Best) or /w laps (Laps)

/ws TRACK CAR CMD sends command for specified car/track
e.g. /ws BL1R T pb (get PB in XR GT Turbo at BL Rev)

More online DB access commands can be found on the
"LFS Keys" page at www.liveforspeed.net

New /m command to get info from master server :

/m find USER : find a user online
/m ? : get a list of master commands

0.3E10

Feb 20, 2004

List of Games new "-" filter - turn on to show old hosts
Controller type is now shown in list of connections
Right-click on list of connections to get editable name
CTRL + SHIFT now shows user name in race position list
Improved (some 3d cards) texture glitching on first lap
Speeded up "generating" stage of track initialisation
Added new translations - Nederlands.txt and Català.txt
Speed Steer Reduction and Half Reduce Speed m/s for KB
New commands to allow changing of these settings :
/speedreduce X : total steer reduction (0 to 1)
/reducehalf X : speed in m/s for half of reduction
New commands to allow save or load of keyboard settings :
/loadkb X : load settings file (data\misc\X.kbs)
/savekb X : save settings file
FIX : Host selectable IP was affecting guest connections

E10 HOST CHANGES:

New command for host admin :
/autox X : load autocross layout named X for this track
FIX : Autocross layout bug when changing track or config

E9 HOST CHANGES:

New commands for command line or host admin :
/autokick=no/yes/ban (Wrong way auto kick)
/start=fixed/finish/reverse/random (Default race start)
DEMO host changes :
Can't join with a name that is already used
Admin can now use /kick X and /ban X Y
Host name is displayed on console window

0.3E8

Feb ??, 2004

Updated translatable text with the new strings
Reduced lower limits of sliders for keyboard rates and limits

0.3E7

Feb ??, 2004

Two modes of keyboard steering : "no help" and "assisted"
Fast Steer and Slow Steer slider bars and key assignments
Mouse / Keyboard steering mode included in the SPR file
E7 hosts only accept connection from E7 or later guests

0.3E6

Feb ??, 2004

New keyboard steering modes rewritten
Added one new keyboard steering mode
Z buffer depth and HVS mode are selectable in Options... Graphics
Important hardware options saved to special file card_cfg.txt

0.3E5

Feb ??, 2004

Added slider bars for keyboard control :

- Return rate multiplier (0.5 to 1.0) - affects steer return speed
- Quick rate multiplier (1.0 to 3.0) - speed when CTRL key pressed

Z buffer depth is selectable in cfg.txt

- Can take values 16, 24, 32, or 0 (default) meaning "automatic"
- Cards that support HVS will auto-select 24-bit
- Cards that do not support HVS will auto-select 16-bit

0.3E4

Feb ??, 2004

Hardware Vertex Shading is now available and useful on high end cards
Higher resolution Z buffer is used and removes some graphical glitches
HVS status and Z buffer depth visible in Options...Graphics screen
New option to turn off Track LOD reduction - affects trees and track
Three new keyboard steering methods have been introduced as a test
FIX : Controllers now keep the same value when the window loses focus

0.3E

Dec 15, 2003

New S1 car is included : MRT5
Added Norwegian language pack
Hotlapping mode displays sector times
Handbrake is applied when leaving pits
MP Replay can now be paused with P key
Added drivers with grey and black suits
Mouse can be selected as a control axis
Resets with direction towards racing line
Shiny helmets - can change colour or skin
Improved AI speed (a bit) and reliability
Car is displayed in on-screen race results
View heading and view pitch stored per car
Follower view starts behind car when selected
Virtual mirror moves up when view pitched down
Graphical speedups - spokes, subobjects, drivers
Distance measurement in autocross editor - Press D
Refresh rate is selectable if supported by drivers
Can use command file instead of a long command line
Car is drawn at full resolution in pits / garage
FIX : Position of shadow has been improved
FIX : Minor change to smoke output by cars
FIX : Lighting bug at the edges of tyre tread
FIX : Overlapping timing text in translations
FIX : message logging crash with % in message
FIX : Replays going OOS on use of reset key
FIX : SO reset in mid air or on top of flyover
FIX : AI drivers can now get off the long grass
FIX : Added protection against some cheating methods
FIX : Crash caused by overflow in name and plate entry

0.3D

Oct 31, 2003

FIX : One problem with clicking some buttons

0.3C

Oct 30, 2003

---Multiplayer---

Multiplayer system allows 16 connections in S1 mode
New multiplayer physics LOD system for remote cars
Multiplayer speedup option disabled in external views
New command line options /ip /admin /patchc
Host can specify the IP address to use
Admin password allows admin guest to control host
Host admin guests are immune from vote kick or ban
Host Option : Version C protocol - new functions

---Version C protocol---

Extra cheat protection for a known loophole
Allowed cars can be changed while host is running
Settings can be changed while host is running

---DEDI host changes---

Text input for messages and commands (see below)
DirectX&reg; installation is no longer required
The "nogfx" window size has been reduced

---Views---

Central view is now an editable custom view
View sequence (V key) includes overhead camera
SHIFT + V - Go through view sequence in reverse
SHIFT + F1 - Return to default driver view
ALT + F1-F5 : Instant view selection
View option : Virtual start lights
New option for in-car view : Rotate view
List of names in-game : V button to view player
FIX : Instant look return when using steer view

---List of Games Screen---

Host filter options : Private / Public / Empty / Full
New meeting room system to meet other racers
Scroll bar added to the list of games

---Various---

Car sounds limited to 4 nearest cars to improve FPS
High security firewalls : Port 80 option in cfg.txt
Difference timer duration increased to 12 seconds
Scroll bars added to setups and colours in garage
Text entry improved (CTRL + left / right / delete)
German, French and Portuguese translations updated
New Finnish translation pack included
FIX : ALT + some keys on french keyboard
FIX : Some crash bugs found in patch B

0.3B

Sep 25, 2003

cars joining race - delay texture load to avoid glitch
faster track generation after first load of each track
list of games shows allowed cars and host settings
translation system - see readme.txt for more info
simple car draw headlights improved by removing glass
right-click now moves race laps or qualify mins by 10
version and copyright message now shown on entry screen
small improvements to dynamic lod system improving fps
qualifying : restart uses default system after a race
show names (N keypress) setting is stored on exit
game control keys now not affected by caps lock
quick key to skip current tune : SHIFT+K
font : updated and added some characters
misc option : dynamic LOD reduction switch
misc option : skip intro and exit screen
FIX : South City walls lacking HLVC check
FIX : hotlapping error (early start + limited laps)
FIX : MPR - races appearing as qualifying or practice
FIX : exhaust going to wrong side on left-drive car
FIX : non-ded host had to select at least one demo car
FIX : locked demo crashed loading replay with S1 track
FIX : editor buttons vanishing with too many objects
FIX : could not connect to a demo host with password
FIX : shifter could select higher gear than allowed
FIX : "host is loading track" bug - host repairs itself
FIX : special dedicated host can now support autocross

0.3A

Jul 17, 2003

4 new cars, including fwd, rwd and 4wd
20 new race track configurations in two track areas
a drag strip, an autocross area and an autocross editor
automatically gathered online statistics on our website

0.2F

Jun 25, 2003

default master server IP address updated
checkpoint time differences shown with position list
FIX : test drive swap side when updating controls

0.2E5

Jun 18, 2003

default master server IP address updated
text box : paste text into / copy whole message from
text box : up and down arrow keys retrieve messages
FIX : international characters on number plates
FIX : ALT + numpad special keys work without num lock

0.2E4

Jun 6, 2003

restart option : fixed / finish order / reverse / random
disabled joining race with same name as another driver
default number of laps in a race changed from 3 to 5
command line startup - host name truncated to 31 chars
motion simulator support with UDP packet - see readme.txt
non-HLVC SPR now includes real driver's best lap time
FIX : host crash that usually appeared after a few days
FIX : crash when entering host with different track
FIX : brake objects vanishing when selecting a colour
FIX : now impossible to change brake help during a replay
FIX : illegal characters now excluded from filenames
FIX : MPR file spec error [total / best times swapped]
FIX : SHIFT+U mode now disabled during intro replay
FIX : RAF output - config name includes REV if reversed

0.2E1

Jun 1, 2003

Z buffer improvement (wheels showing through body)
improved smoothness of user camera following car
new long single player replay SPR - replaces GST format
file header changes to SPR and MPR replays - see website
display option - show overall times [relative / absolute]
chat disabled during replays and F2 / F3 don't need SHIFT
guest.txt file added similar to hostX.txt see readme file
engine rotation directions set to normal for a road car
view option : central view Y and Z offset [forward / down]
suspension : wheel moving up far will hit a fixed bumpstop
pits / garage : suspension motion range is displayed
pits / garage : user can set individual gear ratios
FIX : join at same time - one racer getting another's car
FIX : untextured surfaces too dark when using 2X textures
FIX : text vanishing when backspace key is pressed
FIX : SHIFT / CTRL / ALT keys lift when window loses focus
FIX : controller inputs hold value when window loses focus
FIX : list of games now displays correct "can join" number
FIX : widescreen effect extra pixels at top of screen
FIX : faster host reconnect after unusual master error

0.2D4

May 10, 2003

international keyboard and character support
keyboard steer - new "limit multiplier" slider
list of games groups wrong versions together
FIX : OOS if joined host when someone is ready
FIX : nogfx or invisible dedicated host crash
FIX : player name was not stored at start of GST
FIX : RAF data output not working on first lap

0.2D3

May 7, 2003

FIX : OOS disconnections when a player leaves
FIX : immediate OOS disconnection on joining host
FIX : dedicated host taking 100% of CPU
FIX : nogfx or invisible dedicated host crash

0.2D2

May 7, 2003

Button clutch now activates full clutch instantly
FIX : continual disconnections due to reported OOS
FIX : throttle / brake rate renamed to button control rate
FIX : XF GTI gearchange now speeded up to match XR
FIX : split time text colour was not stored on exit
FIX : more reasonable minimum value for brake force

0.2D

May 7, 2003

FEATURES AND IMPROVEMENTS :

screen to select resolution + 16 or 32 bit and quick keys
wide screen effect in screen options 16:9 on 4:3 monitor
special hot lap support system, hlvc and start position
user view camera - SHIFT+U from game
extra info in hoststatX.txt (see below command Line options)
command line now accepts empty password
hidden host - not in list of games but can connect by name
multiplayer synchronisation check - OOS player disconnects
option CTRL+C - limit mouse cursor position to LFS window
option CTRL+TAB - race results appear on screen
all settings bounded to standard (unhacked) range
skins_x folder for downloaded skins - not shown to select
display options - set colour of central text
MPR replays improvement - lag and warp reduction

BUG FIXES :

multiplayer synchronisation bugs (false starts etc)
vanishing cars (loss of UDP) while spectating
now deletes hoststatX.txt on leaving program
cfg.txt : "Use HTL" option - changed and fixed
engine torque was acting relative to world axis
selecting MPR on different track now loads track, no crash
wrong mass in garage with low user lod + simple car draw
simple car draw XR brake lights on all the time
crash if changing "updating path" option
SHIFT+M to turn off mirrors - left a still image
sort by name on Select Skin screen now works
13th to 16th finisher - car error, 17th - freeze
MPR displayed "car error" at start if player in pits
colours and skins jumping around between cars
nogfx host display, not enough player slots
empty black screen entering new host after being kicked
steer look was wrongly enabled in mouse look modes
N for names, always displayed position list

0.2C

Apr 2, 2003

FIX : host crash if network debug was switched on

0.2B

Apr 2, 2003

UDP instead of TCP for multiplayer car position update packets
Lag and host overload reduced by UDP and packet rate limitation
More host options, number of guests separate from number of cars in race
Upload bandwidth calculation system - warns if host settings too high
Command line parameters for new host options + maxconns is now maxguests
Small change to renamed host output file, now has "guests" not "conns"
List of Games : stays in memory until refreshed
List of Games : shows track, e.g. BW-2R is Blackwood Rallycross reversed
List of Games : Host improvement to reduce "no reply" results
FIX : Simple car reflected mesh for left hand side drivers
FIX : wheelspin smoke increased
FIX : dedicated host crash when guests changed weather
FIX : "vote" command line parameter + added "select" parameter

0.2A

Mar 22, 2003

Improved tyre physics
Car skin support
Clutch and shifter support
Skid pad
Multiple hosts on one pc (specify port)
More command line host options
More...

0.1W

Mar 4, 2003

FIX : Guest could not receive more than 32 games from master
FIX : Crash when using settings with long names
FIX : Warning if music file name is too long
View Option : Multiplayer FPS improvement (no update distant cars)
View Option : Multiplayer car draw distance
Remote player lap times are now exact (all need new version)
Lagged cars vanish instead of going off madly
SHIFT + M : Mirror on / off
Single player input update rate improved
Mirror FOV fixed at 60 degrees

0.1T

Feb 19, 2003

View Option : Mouse look support (alternative to view with steer)
Minor sound improvement
Minor keyboard steer improvement
Avoid crash when remote player uses corrupted setup

0.1Q

Feb 5, 2003

Can select primary or secondary master server
Small fps improvements
Smaller in-game text and map
Misc Option : Drop shadows on text
FIX : Mirror LOD bug
FIX : Player leaving cancels system votes

0.1P

Jan 30, 2003

Misc Option : Vertical Sync (good way to repair controller lag)
FIX : Sound bug - caused small hangs each time a car got close
FIX : Unnecessary access to all objects exery frame reduced FPS

0.1N

Dec 13, 2002

Allow up to 32x replay speedup if possible (shift-F3/F4)
Misc Option : Analogue controller smoothing
Misc Option : Screen clear type / simple sky
FIX : MPR Replay time limit
FIX : MPR Replay wrong player leaving
FIX : GST Replay FPS limitation
FIX : On screen lap time often out by 0.01s

0.1M

Nov 29, 2002

Fix for multiplayer start line bug
Host auto-kicks player with start line bug
No reset car unless stopped
Stop repeated in-game votes
Replay analyser files improved
Start / finish point changed - affects split time readings
Making connections, removed call to gethostbyaddr
Controls Option : Keyboard steer (L + R holds position)
Controls Option : Throttle and brake rate (for button/key)
View Option : display wheels in centre view on/off
View Option : turn view with steer (excludes axis look)
FIX : Gain points from replay
FIX : Welcome screen bug after running dedicated host
FIX : Crash running nogfx host from fresh install
FIX : Entering name of tune on channels screen

0.1L

Nov 18, 2002

VR support - 3 axis look
Calibration - Set centre button for input axes (C)
Replay saving not autosave by default
FIX : Long ogg filename crash (current limit 23)
ESC - skip intro (in addition to SPACE)
ESC - menu for GST replays
- Test drive car option
- Replay analyser output file (more info below)
Misc Option : Turn off in-game frame rate limitation

0.1K

Nov 14, 2002

FIX : Ghost connection remaining on host
FIX : Multiplayer replay - "a player is connecting"
FIX : Bug on game list screen
FIX : Crash when creating invisible host
FIX : Filenames containing "."
FIX : Long replay filenames
FIX : More than 16 games "no info" appearing in list
View Options : FPS display off/left/right
Graphics Option : Trees in mirror
Misc Option : Maximum value for "Max frame rate" raised to 125 fps
Misc Option : Adjustable sound lag
SHIFT + W : Reinitialise sound
SHIFT + C : Reinitialise controllers and force feedback
Race positions list now showing much more of the time
Vote option (no/yes) added to command line options
Player names added to "hoststat.txt" status file

0.1J

Nov 9, 2002

Drive after replay bug fixed
Gearshift indicator fixed on XR GT and XR GT Turbo
Command line startup options and non-directx host
Gamelist shows X for new version or V voting enabled
Send Setup button in list of connections (N)
Some multiplayer joining and timing bugs fixed
Out of bounds wheel / brake settings not allowed
Host option : Vote kick/ban
Misc option : AI drivers use player setup
Multiplayer replay improved
More setup slots in garage

0.1H3

Oct 28, 2002

HLVC displays [modified] if car in video does not match your own cars.

0.1H2

Oct 27, 2002

FIX : Long multiplayer replay send buffer overflow
Misc Option : Connection Timeout
SHIFT-F - turns off all screen info in game
N key now 3 states (Off / Names + Connections / Names Only)

0.1H

Oct ??, 2002

Multiplayer replays
Longer length sound buffer
Complete text message with F keys
Misc Option : FPS limit (default 66 fps, max 100 fps)
Misc Option : Minimum Sleep (alternative lag bug repair)
Misc Option : Lag Bug Repair renamed to Screen Lock
FIX : Crash when clicking on a host
FIX : G3 hang / crash bugs
FIX : Player list showing in pits
FIX : Position of green text over cars
FIX : Green start light OFF colour

0.1G3

Oct 19, 2002

Host List Stop - use threads on all connects - quick timeout
Guests connecting, quick timeouts to unreachable players
HLVC - bug fixed, uses current track rules + best legal display
Custom Textures option in cfg.txt to fix distant texture colours

0.1G2

Oct 19, 2002

Extra check in a sound function avoiding system hangs

0.1G

Oct 15, 2002

Out of sync videos bug fixed
Red shift light replacing yellow arrows
Message displayed when video runs out
HLVC 2 wheels on grass now acceptable
Graphics Option : screen width affects LOD
View Option : Race position list on/off
View Option : Message text size
Graphics Option : Draw trees on/off

0.1F2

Oct. 14, 2002

1) Improved handling of Z buffers

2) Option to disable Hardware Transform and Lighting
- To use this option, first run the program and exit
- Now the option has been added to the cfg.txt file
- Open cfg.txt in a text editor
- Edit the line "Disable HTL 0" and set it to 1
- Save the cfg.txt file
- Run the program again

0.1F

Oct 11, 2002

POV Hat support (multiple controllers may need to reprogram buttons)
Race position indicator
N key displays race position list
Host automatically reconnects to master server after disconnection
SHIFT + F2 : Replay time slow down
SHIFT + F3 : Replay time speed up
Game Option : Single player hot lap validity check
View Option : Draw driver / steering wheel
View Option : Show checkpoint text / driver names
View Option : Manual shift indicator (up / down)
Host Option : Disconnect / Reconnect master server
Audio Option : Skid volume boost
Controls Option : Remove deadzones

0.1E

Sep 15, 2002

Calibration system which can work in an unlocked or locked mode.

0.1D

Sep 14, 2002

1) Scrutineering is permanently on - this means that players with cars
that have been modified can only link up with other players with the
exact same modifications. The aim of this is to exclude cheating players
while still allowing modified players to connect online. Forcing the
cars to be equal is also essential for the multiplayer prediction.

2) More info on the List of Games screen - when you see a host that is
version D, the letters F, R and T signify the host's allowed cars:
F:XF GTI - R:XR GT - T:XR GT TURBO

3) Multiple controller support - multiple controllers are now supported.
This is a completely new inputs and force feedback system and your
input settings will have to be re-entered.

0.1C

Sep 11, 2002

Scrutineering added for hosts

0.1B

Sep 6, 2002

Added reversed track configurations
Lots of other bugfixes

0.04Q

Aug 31, 2002

???

0.04k

Aug 18, 2002

First official Live for Speed DEMO test version.