iRacing Release Notes


2019S4





This release focuses on fixing issues with the 2019 Season 4 Release.



CHANGE LOGS:

Rendering

- Fixed an issue where some objects around older tracks were rendering with an outdated environment map.

- Fixed an issue where the graphical AutoConfig was limited to a maximum of the first 256 monitor resolutions/modes.

- Fixed an issue with the view of Broadcasting Mode.


Audio

- Fixed an issue where having too many sounds playing at once could cause disconnects or crashing.


Rallycross Racing

- Slightly reduced grip on dirt sections of Rallycross tracks.


Virtual Reality

- Fixed an issue where virtual mirror rendering appeared too dark when HDR mode was enabled.


Paint Shop

- A new sponsor, Simucube, has been added to the Paint Shop!


Controls

- Fixed an issue where a second clutch input was functional while using vehicles that do not have a clutch.

- A new Logitech API has been integrated.



CARS:

Audi RS 3 LMS

- Engine oil cooling capacity has been increased.

- Tire scrubbing sound volume has been increased.

- Brake bias is now adjustable in Fixed Setups.


Dallara F3

- Brake bias is now adjustable in Fixed Setups.

- A new fixed vehicle setup for Formula Sprint F3 has been added.


NASCAR Xfinity Chevrolet Camaro - 2019

- Talladega Superspeedway setup has been updated.


NASCAR Xfinity Ford Mustang - 2019

- Talladega Superspeedway setup has been updated.


NASCAR Xfinity Toyota Supra

- Talladega Superspeedway setup has been updated.


Skip Barber Formula 2000

- Engine smoke now correcting emits directly from the engine.

- Minimum tire pressures have been increased to 25 psi.



TRACKS:

Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya

- Fixed an issue with course cutting on the final corner.

- The 1x zone at Turn 1 has been adjusted

- Fixed a geometry seam in the track at Turn 10.


Fairbury Speedway

- Fixed an issue with a T-pose flagman.

- Fixed an issue where cars could sometimes get snagged by the wall at Turn 1.









This season release includes FIVE new cars, TWO new tracks, V7 Tires for some cars, and a Beta-Test version of the New Damage Model for the Skippy. We have also added FIVE foreign language spotter packages, rendering and audio improvements, and a chassis-load of other enhancements to make iRacing the most realistic simulation on the market.

Some highlights include:
• Audi RS 3 LMS
• NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro - 2019
• NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang - 2019
• NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Supra
• Lucas Oil Off Road Pro 2 Lite (FREE!)
• Kia Optima (now FREE!)
• Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
• Fairbury Speedway
• Friends List for the iRacing BETA Interface
• Consolidated and updated the Block/Blacklist
• V7 Tires have been added to a select set of vehicles
• Beta-Test version of the New Damage Model for the Skip Barber Formula 2000
• New layered track temperature modeling
• HDR Rendering linear format lighting
• Lens/Solar Flare effect
• A set of new crash sounds
• A set of new flagman animations
• French Spotter Package
• German Spotter Package
• Italian Spotter Packages
• Portuguese Spotter Package
• Spanish Spotter Package
• Much more!


Full 2019 Season 4 Release details are below.



IRACING BETA INTERFACE:

iRacing BETA Interface (02.03.42-beta)

- The Friends List feature has been added to the iRacing BETA Interface!
- - You can view your Friends List by clicking on the small tab at the bottom-right corner of the iRacing BETA Interface. The Friends List is divided into several distinct sections, including: Friends, Requests, and Blocked.
- - The Friends section includes all members whom you are Following, and/or with whom you are Friends.
- - The Requests section includes all members whom you have invited to be your friend, and members whom have invited you to be their friend.
- - The Blocked section includes all members whom you have decided to blacklist.
- - - Each section is sorted alphabetically, and is super-sorted by other factors, such as Online status, Following, and Favorite (Star) for ease of use.
- - - Clicking on a member name for each list type provides you with several list-sensitive actions, such as: View Profile, Request Friend, Follow, Unfollow, Accept Friend, Cancel Friend Request, Block, Unblock, or Join Session.
- - - Each entry in your Friends List also informs you as to what that Friend is doing at the moment, including; Offline, Idle, or Racing. The Friends List can also let you know when they were last online.
- - - - For a Friend in a Session, you can jump into the same Session with them, provided you meet all the event criteria, using the Friends List!
- - A Search box at the bottom of the Friends List can help you find new friends, new members to follow, or quickly find the person you are looking for in your own expansive Friends List.
- - Members may now hide their Online Status (ie: appear Offline) from other members, by using an option in the Friends List settings menu.
- - A member may now enable an option that disables ALL incoming Friend Requests. With this option enabled, this member may still send Friend Requests.
- - A member that has Blocked you, or has disabled ALL incoming Friend Requests, may not be sent a Friend Request. You will receive an alert message if this is attempted.

- Your iRacing funds balance is now displayed in the iRacing BETA Interface near the top-right corner. Clicking on it provides easier access to the membersite to add additional funds.

- The official iRacing Twitter feed is now embedded on the Home page.

- Your locally installed setups for each selected car will now be listed in the iRacing BETA Interface when you choose to use Fixed Setups for a Session. You can then optionally upload setups to iRacing, for use by others in the Session. You can also delete any previously uploaded Setups.

- A member's membership duration is now proudly displayed in the member's profile.

- Various Up Next/Current Series updates and fixes, including:
- - For the table view, the License Category of an event is now displayed within the License tooltip.
- - For the table view, Series logos are now always visible.
- - Inside the Tags dropdown menu, clicking on a tag's row now toggles the switch for that tag instead of requiring the user to click directly on the switch.
- - Countdown timers for events now have consistent and improved black styling. When a countdown is within 10 minutes of starting, or has started and may be joined (ie: Practice), it now has a white outline.

- Various Leagues updates and fixes, including:
- - League Owners and Admins can now set the League Owner’s Nickname and Preferred Car Number.
- - League Owners and Admins can now delete Sessions from a League Season.
- - When creating a League, the cost is now displayed with any applicable purchase taxes pre-calculated.
- - The League Search modal window now remembers search criteria between searches, meaning you will no longer lose your search results if you inspect a League, and then go Back to browsing those results.

- For Time Attack, when you want to drive against someone in the Standings, this button now appears if the Time Attack Competition only has one track.

- Fixed an issue that could occur where viewing certain Results pages that caused the interface to enter an unusable state.

- Fixed an issue for the table view in My Teams where the Team Created Date was always today.

- A set of brand new background images have been added for the 2019 Season 4 Release.


iRACING SIMULATION:

Membersite

- The Blacklist functionality has been consolidated and updated.
- - The separate list for banned (ignored) spotters and the Blacklist have been merged into a single list. The control in the Settings panel for managing ignored spotters still works, but now shows this combined blacklist, and any changes are reflected in the blacklist available from the myRacers page (and vice-versa).

- The effects of blacklisting have been expanded. Blacklisted users:
- - Cannot spot for you.
- - Cannot join a session hosted by you.
- - Cannot apply to a Team you own, though they can still be invited.
- - Cannot apply to a League you own, though they can still be invited.
- - Cannot send you a friend request. When blacklisting a current friend, that user is automatically un-friended.
- - Cannot view your online status.

- A new option has been added to the iRacing membersite Settings panel that, when enabled, blocks ALL incoming Friend Requests from all Members. You are still able to send outgoing Friend Requests with this option enabled.
- - This option is also natively available in the iRacing BETA Interface, via the new Friends List.

- The iRacing Membersite now features a Live Chat feature, as another way to contact Customer Support.
- - You can find the Live Chat widget located in the bottom-right corner of the Membersite.
- - - Clicking on the Live Chat widget will initially connect you to a BOT, who will gather some required information such as email address. Customer Support will then respond as available - if not immediately, then via email.

- Fixed an issue where the tracks for an Official Series’ current, previous, and next weeks must all be updated to be able to join a session in that Official Series.
- - Now, each Session only requires the correct track for the correct week to be up-to-date. The "Test Car on Track" button in the Race panel will only switch to "Get Required Updates" if the content listed in the Race panel is not up-to-date, or there are system updates required.


Windows 7 SP1

- This is a reminder that Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020. At that time, iRacing will no longer support accessing the Membersite or running the Simulation on the Windows 7 operating system.
- - If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact Customer Support at support@iracing.com.


Store

- Fixed an issue where disabled or unavailable store items were counting towards the 100% Club Discount requirement.


Cars

- Some older vehicles that currently do not have an active Official Series have had their names prepended with "[Archive]" to denote this status.


Simulation

- Fixed a bug where having an out-of-date intermediate content package (eg: "/tracks/charlotte") when using a piece of content inside that package's directory (eg: "/tracks/charlotte/2018/oval") would cause an Error 72.


Dynamic Track

- A new track temperature model has been added to the Simulation!
- - This upgraded model now utilizes multiple layers beneath the ground to track temperature and moisture, as well as simulating three days of weather prior to an event start time for generating the track initialization. This track model also continues to run and generate data that will be used for additional sessions if there is a skip between sessions. The multi-layer approach means that temperature on the surface will behave more realistically. Also included is a more accurate interaction between water and temperature, which can result in the track being cooler than the ambient air temperature if the conditions are right.
- - The end result compared to the previous Dynamic Track model should be that temperatures will likely be cooler in the morning and early afternoon, and warmer in the late afternoon. With the previous system, as the sun sets, the track temperature cools rapidly with the incoming solar energy gone. With this new model, the heat that is built up (especially if the skies have been clear) in the layers of earth below will work its way back up and warm the surface. Similarly, built-up heat from cars will last longer if a lot of laps have been driven. The layers allow a realistic recording of history that the old model simply could not.
- - Think especially about a very short, mild rain shower -- in the old model, the track temperature would plummet and never come back up, even after all the water was gone. With the new model, heat is retained in the lower layers and the surface may regain some of the lost temperature.
- - Also significant, when a session starts, the track temperatures are no longer calculated using the cloud conditions at the session start time. This meant if a session happened to start with the sun obscured, the track would have been unrealistically cool. In the new model, if the sun is out most of the time leading up to that moment, that will be captured and the track will still be hot but cooling off.

- The effectiveness of using a dirt cushion has been reduced.


V7 Tires

- The following vehicles now utilize V7 Tires:
- - Aston Martin DBR9 GT1
- - Audi RS 3 LMS
- - Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1
- - Dallara F3
- - NASCAR K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala
- - Skip Barber Formula 2000

- A lot of work has been done on improving the modeling of the tread rubber compound for this release. We have been testing on more cars than the original Skip Barber Formula 2000, which is helping us to dial the tread compounds in. The vehicles for which we have added V7 Tires represent cars with a wide variety of tire constructions and compounds, and this will help us plan for the future.

- Temperature spreads across the tire are more accurate, although carcass probe temperatures read higher than they should, generally. This is because they are reflecting temperatures deeper into the tire than would be typical for a tire probe.


New Damage Model

- The New Damage Model is now available in a Beta-Test version for the Skip Barber Formula 2000!

- The New Damage Model system includes major changes to improve both collision and damage.

- The New Damage Model is currently only active when all vehicles in a Session have these required updates. In all other circumstances, the session will run using the classic damage system.

- The New Damage Model includes the following improvements:
- - Collision shapes now closely match the vehicle shape and dimensions, and can deform appropriately when damaged.
- - Damage due to impacts can loosen and even detach some vehicle parts.
- - Wheel impacts can bend suspension, damage spring dampers, and break hub attachment points.
- - Wheels can hang from remaining attachment points or detach entirely.
- - Detached parts and wheels can impact and damage other vehicles. The parts will remain on track until they are out of a drivers' sight, when they will be cleared away.
- - Vehicle wheel on wheel contact is more accurate and considers wheel spin and friction appropriately.
- - All collisions with the track surfaces and environmental objects are now using a high resolution collision mesh.
- - Impacts against detached car parts and wheels do not count toward incident penalties.
- - Visual effects for debris and scrapes have been added and improved to support the New Damage Model.
- - Sound effect processing for impacts and scrapes has been improved to support the New Damage Model.

- Please keep in mind, this very complicated feature remains under development, but we wanted to share our progress with you, and get your feedback on the system. For normal racing and in light to moderate contact conditions, drivers should expect the system to behave appropriately. High-speed vehicle on vehicle impacts are in need of some further development. Please feel free to experiment, and let us know what you think. And have fun!


Pit Stops

- NASCAR pit stop time deviation has been reduced slightly.


Rendering

- High-Dynamic Range (HDR) Rendering modes now use a linear format render target instead of a gamma encoded render target.
- - The linear formats support mathematically correct additive lighting which improves the accuracy of things like brake lights, back fires, windshield reflections, glow and bloom effects, and many other items which cannot work correctly with a gamma encoded render target. Many of these items have since also been adjusted to take advantage of the linear format improvements.

- Improved the accuracy of the default gamma encoding/decoding in the DX11 shaders for better color reproduction and contrast.

- The Simulator now supports launching directly in windowed HDR16F modes on HDR10 displays.
- - If HDR is enabled in the Graphics Options, and the Simulator is launched in windowed mode, it now checks the color space of the adapter output (the display) to see if it is HDR10. If so, it will launch using an HDR16F swap chain directly. Previously, one had to launch full-screen and then Alt-Enter back to a window to use windowed modes on HDR displays. If you have multiple monitors, it will check the adapter output that was specified during the graphics Auto-Configuration (see adapterIdx in app.ini or re-run the autoconfig to select/change the monitor to check).

- For Advanced Graphics Options, the video memory maximum footprint has been increased to 8GB (previously 4GB), and the system memory maximum footprint has been increased to 16GB (previously 8GB).
- - Please note that the auto-configuration utility will still not recommend utilizing over 4GB of video memory.

- A custom lens flare/bloom effect has been added to the solar disk (the Sun) via a post process step.

- Improved the environmental reflections in shadow coverage.

- Further improved the ambient light calculations for vehicle cockpits.

- The dynamic shadow map system was altered for cockpit camera views to attempt to work around the flickering shadow maps that a few customers were experiencing.

- Adjusted the brightness of haze/fog so that it is proportional to the world’s illumination levels.

- Additional objects have been converted from using older shaders to the newer physically based versions of the shaders, including track cones which were suffering strange specular artifacts.

- Backfire effects have been updated and now emit HDR lightmaps for different appearance at night vs. day.

- Stadium lights and headlights have been adjusted to work better with HDR linear render target.

- Headlight flare\bloom effects have been updated for HDR linear render target formats.

- Internal windshield reflections have been updated for HDR linear render target formats.

- Camera flashes have been updated for HDR linear render target formats.

- Smoke textures and shader colors have been updated for HDR linear render target formats.

- HDR bloom effects have been replaced with a more effective version.

- Cameras affixed to the outside of a vehicle now have their motion blur amount capped at the same value as the interior car cameras.

- Fixed an issue with flickering dynamic shadow maps for cameras with a Field of View (FOV) larger than 165 degrees.

- Fixed an issue where some car shadows (the drop shadows under the car that mimic ambient occlusion) could appear to have jagged edges.

- Fixed an issue with motion blur where tire barriers would appear to have a halo effect when dust was nearby.


Audio

- A brand new set of crash, bash, pop, bang, and scrape sounds have been added and enabled for the New Damage Model.

- Sounds for tires rolling on asphalt have been improved.


Flagman

- A large variety of flagman animation updates have been completed for the following tracks:
- - Daytona International Speedway (ALL)
- - Las Vegas Motor Speedway (ALL)
- - Martinsville Speedway
- - Michigan International Speedway
- - New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Oval
- - ISM Raceway - Oval
- - Pocono Raceway
- - Richmond Raceway
- - Sonoma Raceway (ALL)
- - Talladega Superspeedway
- - Texas Motor Speedway (ALL)
- - Watkins Glen International (ALL)


Pace Car

- New window glass shaders have been applied to all of the Pace Cars and the Pace Truck.


Spotter

- A brand new French Spotter Package has been added!

- A brand new German Spotter Package has been added!

- A pair of brand new Italian Spotter Packages have been added!
- - Many thanks to both Marco Arcidiacono and Renzo A. Olivieri for their help with this package!

- A brand new Portuguese Spotter Package has been added!
- - Many thanks to Guto Colvara for his help with this package!

- A brand new Spanish Spotter Package has been added!

- Audio samples for the "Aussie" Spotter Package have been updated.

- Audio samples for the "TJ and Steve" Spotter Package have been updated.


Paint Shop

- A new sponsor has been added to the Paint Shop!
- - Jim Beaver eSports is now available as a sponsor in the Paint Shop.


Controls

- A second clutch is now available for use with all applicable vehicles.


Controllers

- Force feedback now slowly ramps up after entering the car to prevent DD wheels from snapping around.

- A new Fanatec API has been integrated.

- A new Logitech API has been integrated.

- Support has been added for mapping triggers individually for the latest wireless XBOX One controller with Windows 10 adapter.


Virtual Reality Headsets

- Fixed an issue where the Oculus Rift or other OpenVR headset stops rendering the track viewports when certain combinations of graphics options are active (such as Post Processing without HDR).


Loading Screen

- Some new loading screens have been added.

- Fixed an issue where the loading image was not scaling correctly if the aspect ratio was not square.



CARS:

Aston Martin DBR9 GT1

- This vehicle now utilizes the V7 Tire Model!

- Anti-Roll Bars are now adjustable.

- Baseline setup has been updated.


Audi R18

- 2019 Season 4 LMP1 BoP Adjustments:
- - Re-fuel rate has been adjusted so it is equal to other LMP1 vehicles.
- - Maximum regeneration power has been set to 400 kW.


Audi R8 LMS GT3

- 2019 Season 4 GT3 BoP Adjustments:
- - Weight has been slightly reduced.
- - Aero drag has been increased slightly.
- - Front tire toe adjustments have been constrained to toe out only.
- - Rear tire toe adjustments have been constrained to toe in only.


Audi RS 3 LMS

- NEW CAR!
- - The Audi RS 3 LMS is now available for purchase!
- - - TCR racing has exploded in popularity around the world over the past few years, and the Audi RS 3 LMS has proven to be one of the class's most popular cars. Utilized by drivers on four continents, the RS 3 LMS found success quickly after its debut and was voted "TCR Model of the Year 2018" among vehicles from 12 manufacturers. Light and quick, the Audi RS 3 LMS produces up to 350 horsepower from its turbocharged two-liter powerplant. Sequential shifting and a quick 0-60 time mean that this front-wheel drive touring car produces plenty of exciting action, no matter where or when it's racing.
- - Add the Audi RS 3 LMS to your garage, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CarDetail.do?carid=112

- This vehicle utilizes the V7 Tire Model!


BMW M8 GTE

- 2019 Season 4 GTE BoP Adjustments:
- - Weight has been moderately increased.
- - Engine power has been increased slightly.
- - Fuel consumption rate has been increased slightly.
- - Aero drag has been reduced at low wing angles.


Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1

- This vehicle now utilizes the V7 Tire Model!

- Aerodynamics have been adjusted slightly.

- Baseline setup has been updated.


Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

- Fixed an issue where the cockpit was not using the correct materials when damaged.

- Season setups have been updated.


Dallara DW12

- Oil cooling rate has been increased by 10%.


Dallara F3

- This vehicle now utilizes the V7 Tire Model!

- The yield limit for the sidepod collisions has been increased by 50%.
- - This should eliminate floor and sidepod damage from small impacts, such as curbs at Mosport.

- Season setups have been updated.


Dallara IR18

- Engine parameters have been adjusted so that it heats up more quickly with abuse during cautions, increasingly the likelihood of engine failure.

- Oil cooling rate has been increased by 10%.

- Lumirank panels have been replaced by the roll hoop number panels to match the real world vehicle.

- Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Late Model

- (Super) - The aerodynamics of this vehicle are now slightly more affected by vehicle pitch.

- (ALL) - Vehicle softshadow edges have been adjusted slightly.


Dirt Midget

- Front tire tread pattern has been adjusted slightly.


Dirt Sprint Car

- (ALL) - Opponent car ride heights have been adjusted to keep the right-front tire above the track surface in Replays.

- (410) - Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Sprint Car Non-Winged

- (ALL) - Tire tread pattern and rear suspension geometry have been adjusted.

- Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Street Stock

- Season setups have been updated.


Ferrari 488 GT3

- 2019 Season 4 GT3 BoP Adjustments:
- - Aero drag has been slightly increased.
- - Fixed an issue with aero drag downforce at Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans.


Ferrari 488 GTE

- 2019 Season 4 GTE BoP Adjustments:
- - Aero drag has been slightly increased at low wing angles.


Ford GT

- This vehicle has been converted to use GGX shaders.


Ford GT - 2017

- 2019 Season 4 GTE BoP Adjustments:
- - Weight has been slightly decreased.
- - Aero downforce has been slightly increased at low wing angles.
- - Brake sensitivity has been reduced slightly to prevent lockups at low pedal travel/pressure values.


Kia Optima

- This vehicle has been granted to all users, as new default content!
- - The Kia Optima is now considered part of the iRacing default content, and is granted to all users, current and future, for free.


Lucas Oil Off Road Pro 2 Lite

- NEW VEHICLE!
- - The Lucas Oil Off Road Pro 2 Lite has been added as new default content for iRacing, and has been granted to all members for free!
- - - Get a taste of everything the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series has to offer on iRacing with the Pro 2 Lite! This truck is built exactly like the real-world Pro 2 that competes in LOORRS, but with reduced horsepower to help you make your transition to short course off-road racing and learn the ins and outs of controlling these trucks. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series trucks feature massive suspension travel, are built to traverse heavily rutted dirt and huge jumps, and can withstand heavy contact from other competitors. The biggest difference between the signature Pro 4 and Pro 2 classes is the amount of driven wheels. Pro 2 trucks are rear-wheel drive vehicles, presenting a unique set of challenges for drivers. Careful throttle control is the key to fast lap times.


Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Trucks

- (ALL) - Minimum fuel level has been set to 2.0 gallons.


Modified - SK

- The position of opponent car wheel hubs have been adjusted.


NASCAR K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala

- This vehicle now utilizes the V7 Tire Model!

- Fixed an issue where the front headlight decal was clipped from the texture file.

- The lower grill decal texture has been moved to the "car_decal" texture layer.

- Season setups have updated.


NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified

- The position of opponent car wheel hubs have been adjusted.


NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro - 2019

- NEW CAR!
- - The NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro - 2019 is now available for purchase and use!
- - - The NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro is the final step on the stock car ladder to the NASCAR Cup Series Chevys, Fords and Toyotas raced in the NASCAR iRacing.com Class A Series, the NASCAR iRacing Series and the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing.com. The Camaro has been updated with an all-new build reflecting the car and its performance in the 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. Like its NASCAR XFINITY Series counterpart, the Camaro is powered by a 358 cu in (5.8 liter) pushrod V8 putting out 650-700 hp (450 hp with restrictor plates) and sports non-adjustable nose "splitters" and rear spoilers along with a variety of safety features including double frame rails aligning with front and rear bumpers to improve protection in side impacts.
- - Add the NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro - 2019 to your garage, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CarDetail.do?carid=114

- Any user who purchased the car previously known as the NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro within the past 24 months has been automatically granted this vehicle for free!


NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang - 2019

- NEW CAR!
- - The NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang - 2019 is now available for purchase and use!
- - - The NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang is the final step on the stock car ladder to the NASCAR Cup Series Chevys, Fords and Toyotas raced in the NASCAR iRacing.com Class A Series, the NASCAR iRacing Series and the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing.com. The Mustang has been updated with an all-new build reflecting the car and its performance in the 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. Like its NASCAR XFINITY Series counterpart, the Mustang is powered by a 358 cu in (5.8 liter) pushrod V8 putting out 650-700 hp (450 hp with restrictor plates) and sports non-adjustable nose "splitters" and rear spoilers along with a variety of safety features including double frame rails aligning with front and rear bumpers to improve protection in side impacts.
- - Add the NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang - 2019 to your garage, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CarDetail.do?carid=115

- Any user who purchased the car previously known as the NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang within the past 24 months has been automatically granted this vehicle for free!


NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Supra

- NEW CAR!
- - The NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Supra is now available for purchase and use!
- - - The NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Supra is the final step on the stock car ladder to the NASCAR Cup Series Chevys, Fords and Toyotas raced in the NASCAR iRacing.com Class A Series, the NASCAR iRacing Series and the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing.com. The Supra has been updated with an all-new build reflecting the car and its performance in the 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. Like its NASCAR XFINITY Series counterpart, the Supra is powered by a 358 cu in (5.8 liter) pushrod V8 putting out 650-700 hp (450 hp with restrictor plates) and sports non-adjustable nose "splitters" and rear spoilers along with a variety of safety features including double frame rails aligning with the front and rear bumpers to improve protection in side impacts.
- - Add the NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Supra to your garage, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CarDetail.do?carid=116

- Any user who purchased the car previously known as the NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Camry within the past 24 months has been automatically granted this vehicle for free!


Nissan GTP ZXT

- Season setups have been updated.


Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (991)

- In-car engine sounds have been improved.

- New backfire sounds have been added for off-throttle, gear shifts, and ignition cuts.


Porsche 911 RSR

- 2019 Season 4 GTE BoP Adjustments:
- - Weight has been slightly increased.
- - Fuel capacity has been reduced to 99 liters, and fuel consumption and refuel rates have been adjusted to suit.
- - Brake sensitivity has been reduced slightly to prevent lockups at low pedal travel/pressure values.


Porsche 919 Hybrid

- 2019 Season 4 LMP1 BoP Adjustments:
- - Re-fuel rate has been adjusted so it is equal to other LMP1 vehicles.

- Vehicle sounds have been updated.


Radical SR8

- Season setups have been updated.


Riley MkXX Daytona Prototype

- This vehicle has been granted to all users, as new default content!
- - The Riley MkXX Daytona Prototype is now considered part of the iRacing default content, and is granted to all users, current and future, for free.


Ruf RT 12R

- Season setups have been updated.


Silver Crown

- Season setups have been updated.


Skip Barber Formula 2000

- This vehicle continues to utilize the V7 Tire Model!

- This vehicle now utilizes the New Damage Model!
- - Whenever this vehicle is in a session that only includes vehicles that are utilizing the New Damage Model, the New Damage Model will be active! Otherwise, this vehicle will fall back on the classic damage system.


Street Stock

- Braking has been converted to a hydraulic model.


Subaru WRX STI

- Season setups have been updated.


Super Late Model

- Grill tape configurations have been set to "Race" and "Qual" options only.


VW Beetle GRC

- Season setups have been updated.


Williams-Toyota FW31

- This vehicle has been converted to use GGX shaders.


[Archive] XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro

- This car, formerly known as NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro, has been renamed to make room for the next generation of NASCAR XFINITY cars!

- This vehicle has been granted to all users, as new default content!
- - The [Archive] XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro is now considered part of the iRacing default content, and is granted to all users, current and future, for free.

- Any user who purchased this vehicle within the past 24 months has been automatically granted the new NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro - 2019, for free!

- Any user who purchased this vehicle more than 24 months ago has received $5.00 in iRacing Credits.


[Archive] XFINITY Ford Mustang

- This car, formerly known as NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang, has been renamed to make room for the next generation of NASCAR XFINITY cars!

- This vehicle has been granted to all users, as new default content!
- - The [Archive] XFINITY Ford Mustang is now considered part of the iRacing default content, and is granted to all users, current and future, for free.

- Any user who purchased this vehicle within the past 24 months has been automatically granted the new NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang - 2019, for free!

- Any user who purchased this vehicle more than 24 months ago has received $5.00 in iRacing Credits.


[Archive] XFINITY Toyota Camry

- This car, formerly known as NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Camry, has been renamed to make room for the next generation of NASCAR XFINITY cars!

- This vehicle has been granted to all users, as new default content!
- - The [Archive] XFINITY Toyota Camry is now considered part of the iRacing default content, and is granted to all users, current and future, for free.

- Any user who purchased this vehicle within the past 24 months has been automatically granted the new NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Supra, for free!

- Any user who purchased this vehicle more than 24 months ago has received $5.00 in iRacing Credits.



TRACKS:

Atlanta Motor Speedway

- (Rallycross Long) - The starting grid has been relocated.


Autodromo Nazionale Monza

- Fixed an issue where the Astroturf surfaces at this track were not set to the correct surface type, resulting in no 1x penalties being given for driving on them.


Chicagoland Speedway

- Night lighting has been updated.


The Chili Bowl

- Fixed an issue where haze could appear at this indoor track.


Circuit of the Americas

- (Grand Prix & West) - A gain time checkpoint has been added on the runoff before the final turn of these configurations.


Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

- NEW TRACK!
- - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, an asphalt road course, is now available for purchase!
- - - Located just outside of Barcelona, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was built in 1991 and took over the Spanish Grand Prix the very same year. Many of the world's top race drivers have found themselves atop the podium at the unique circuit, including Michael Schumacher, who won the race a record six times, including four in a row from 2001-2004. The track requires drivers and teams to be on their A game at all times, as wind and weather can dramatically affect the strength of a given setup or tire compound. Barcelona mixes a long, fast front straightaway with flowing curves early in the lap and a number of heavy braking and even blind corners before heading back to the finish line.
- - Add Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to your digital landscape, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/TrackDetail.do?trkid=345


Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

- (ALL) - The gain time checkpoints along the right-hander prior to the pit entrance have been adjusted slightly to keep cars off of the curb.

- (ALL) - Fixed a course cut from driving on the grass at the Bus Stop chicane.

- (ALL) - Grip on asphalt and astroturf runoffs has been reduced.


Darlington Raceway

- Fixed some visual popping issues with several towers.


Daytona International Speedway

- Fixed a gap in the fences at Turn 1.

- Exorcised a ghost grandstand crowd who were using camera flashes.


Daytona International Speedway - 2007

- (Rallycross Long) - The Start/Finish truss has been realigned with the actual Start/Finish line.


Fairbury Speedway

- NEW TRACK!
- - Fairbury Speedway, a dirt oval, is now available for purchase!
- - - Located in Fairbury, Illinois Fairbury American Legion Speedway is a banked quarter-mile oval known for hosting World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Sprint Car and Late Model action. FALS is one of the most popular dirt tracks in America, winning three DIRTcar Track of the Year honors and earning its way into iRacing after being voted in by a passionate fanbase. FALS' signature event, the Prairie Dirt Classic, has run for nearly three decades and takes place at the end of July. The season runs from May to September with weekly competition.
- - Add Fairbury Speedway to your digital landscape, by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/TrackDetail.do?trkid=344


Kokomo Speedway

- The white tire barriers have been moved slightly, in an attempt to reduce the reported top-dominant racing strategies.


Mount Panorama Circuit

- Pit speed limit has been reduced slightly to remove an exploit during Qualification and Time Trials.


Phoenix International Raceway - 2008

- (Rallycross) - The pit lane wall has been extended in order to protect the pit exit and prevent an excessively wide race line.

- (Rallycross) - The Joker Lap wall length has been extended slightly.

- (Rallycross) - Some track grip has been removed from the Joker section to help reduce the likelihood of car rollovers.


Pocono Raceway

- Fixed an issue where a driver's pit crew and war wagon where sometimes not aligned to the same stall.


Silverstone Circuit - 2011

- (Grand Prix) - Fixed a gain-time checkpoint at the last chicane that was overlapping onto the red curbing.

- (ALL) - The last two pit stalls have been removed since they were challenging to enter.


Snetterton Circuit

- Fixed an issue with track geometry along the back straight.


Sonoma Raceway

- (Rallycross) - Additional gain time checkpoints have been added along the hill to try keep racers on track.

- (IRL, IRL 2007, & Long) - Animated pitstops have been enabled on these track configurations!


South Boston Speedway

- Fixed some visual issues including:
- - An issue where a flagstand would pop into view when using LOW Detail settings.
- - An issue where a building seen in Turn 1 could appear to be flashing.
- - An issue where some bushes and trees were rendering in front of a fence instead of behind it.


Virginia International Raceway

- Many textures at this track have been updated.


Watkins Glen International

- Pit entrance barrels have been updated.

- Garage textures have been updated.


Wild West Motorsports Park

- The color of tire marks on the track surface have been adjusted slightly.






2019S3





This release focuses on fixing issues with the 2019 Season 3 Release.


Simulation

- The iRacing BETA Interface Electron service now runs as part of the graphics configuration process on start-up if the user does not have an iRacing folder in their My Documents folder.
- - This fixes an error that can appear if a user tries to launch the iRacing BETA Interface, but has never launched the Simulation before, or does not have the ".../My Documents/iRacing/" folder location.

- Some minor adjustments have been made to the iRacing watermarks and logos used in the loading screens and track cameras.


Dirt Racing

- The calculations used for determining surface normal perturbations have been adjusted.
- - This should reduce the effectiveness of built-up bankings slightly.










This release focuses on fixing issues with the 2019 Season 3 Release.



IRACING BETA INTERFACE - 02.03.27-beta

- Fixed an issue where users were unable to edit pending User-Created Heat Racing Sessions.

- Fixed an issue when creating a User-Created Heat Racing Session where the price of the Session was not updating properly when the configuration changed.


SIMULATION:

Simulation

- Log files generated by the iRacing BETA Interface will now be generated in the "logs" folder within the My Documents / iRacing / directory.

- Fixed an issue where the iRacing BETA Interface would not be properly restored to the correct size and position when exiting the Simulation.

- Fixed a rare issue where the iRacing BETA Interface would sometime take focus away from the Simulator while it was running.


Green-White-Checkered Flag

- The current Green-White-Checkered Flag (G/W/C) caution period will not be concluded until the Green Flag flies.
- - This means that if the current caution period gets extended, after having decided to go green but not yet actually having done so, the current G/W/C period will remain active and will continue to extend the race.


Dirt Racing

- The calculations used for determining surface normal perturbations have been adjusted.
- - This should reduce the effectiveness of built-up bankings slightly.


Rendering

- Significantly improved the dynamic shadow map quality for cars on TV cameras, and in general.
- - The dynamic shadow maps are now allocated to the scene in a more optimal fashion, improving the shadow quality where the camera is focused by removing shadows from other areas that often were not even fully visible.


Peripherals

- Fixed an issue where a Razer Chroma keyboard could stall the iRacing Simulation.

- Square bracket shift indicators will now be displayed on the Fanatec OLED displays when it is time to shift when shift lights are disabled.



CARS:

Ford GT - 2017

- A missing gear ratio has been added to the list of 6th gear options.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - 2018

- A new glass shader for the speedway window has been added.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry

- NASCAR branding on the A pillar and B pillar have been updated.



TRACKS:

Charlotte Motor Speedway

- (Legends RC Oval Long) - Barricades have been added so that the pits may not be entered at Turn 2.


Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle

- Fountain water textures have been adjusted.


Sonoma Raceway

- (Rallycross) - Gain time checkpoints along the up-hill have been adjusted to keep racers on track.








This release focuses on fixing issues with the 2019 Season 3 Release.


IRACING BETA INTERFACE - 02.03.14-beta

General

- Several large components of the iRacing BETA Interface have been optimized for even faster performance and responsiveness.
- - These upgrades touch the Series, Cars, and Tracks data. Anywhere these components are used should be even faster than before.

- The window focus behavior for when a user exits a Session has been adjusted.
- - This should fix an issue where some users have had the iRacing BETA Interface window appear over the Simulation window while in a Session.

- The position of the iRacing BETA Interface window on the screen will now be restored when a SIM session is exited.

- The style of the splash image has been adjusted.


Home

- Video thumbnails have been disabled.

- The layout and legibility for the News tab has been improved.

- Fixed an issue where news images would sometimes fail to load.


User-Created Sessions

- The Create a Race Wizard has leveled-up his performance and speed.

- The reliability of the "Last Settings" button has been improved.

- A friendly message has been added when a user tries to purchase a Session, but the transaction can not be completed due to a lack of funds.

- Fixed an issue when creating a Hosted Session where adjusting the fuel limit or weight penalty for a car class erases all other car classes selected for the Session.

- Fixed an issue where the selected Car Classes would not be remembered when using a saved Session.

- Fixed an issue when creating a Hosted Session that was not allowing the user to select Fixed Setups for an Open Practice.


Leagues

- Distant pending League Sessions are now displayed using the number of days until the event, instead of hours.

- Creating a new League Season no longer causes an error after it is created.

- A declined League invite will no longer remain as pending.


Replays

- Pagination has been added to the Replays page.
- - All Replays on a user's system are now available within the iRacing BETA Interface.
- - 25 Replays are displayed on each page, and a user may navigate to and from any desired page.


Paint Shop

- The color picker is now separate from the number preview area. The number preview is now easily displayed next to the car image.

- A "Back" button has been added to this window.

- Tooltips have been added for the car number font alignments.

- An error message is now displayed when a user is not allowed to paint cars because a Session is running.



SIMULATION:

User-Created Races

- The prices for hosting a User-Created Race have been rebalanced slightly to ensure longer races receive a greater discount.
- - The price of a User-Created Race is now calculated as follows (in USD):
- - - 50 cents per hour, with a cumulative 5 cent per hour discount applying every 4 hours.


Dynamic Track

- The effectiveness of the track surface angle of dirt bankings has been reduced slightly.


Spotter

- Fixed a grammar issue in a spotter message.


Green-White-Checkered Flag

- A green-white-checkered finish is now still triggered if the white flag is flying, but no cars have yet started their final lap.


High-Dynamic Range (HDR) Displays

- The minimum value on Display Brightness has been set to 0%.
- - This fixes an issue where users could set their brightness to a negative value, and get stuck in the Dark World, unable to see the interface to adjust the value again.

- Tooltips for the Brightness and Gamma Graphics Options have been updated.


Crowds

- Fixed an issue where a ghostly camera jib could sometimes be seen.


Visual Effects

- Particle counts and behavior have been adjusted.
- - Performance should be improved, especially in worst-case-scenarios.

- Dirt particle effects have been adjusted for loose dirt areas and the cushion.

- The amount of sparks generated from crashes has been reduced.


Motion Blur

- Motion blur intensity has been reduced for all in-car cameras.

- The intensity of the motion blur effect has been reduced slightly for the Low setting.

- Fixed an issue where cockpit cameras could sometimes have too much motion blur.


Paint Shop

- A new sponsor, DIRTVision, has been added to the Paint Shop.


Controllers

- The Fanatec version 3.9 API has been integrated.

- Some issue with Fanatec wheel displays have been fixed, including:
- - Shift lights should now properly go from left to right.
- - - If the indicator appears reversed, a Fanatec driver update is needed.
- - OLED displays should now properly show reverse and neutral.
- - Square brackets have been added to the display to indicate when it is time to shift for wheels that lack a full shift indicator.
- - The gear indicator now only blinks if the shift indicator is blinking.

- Fanatec shift lights have been adjusted so they are more accurate to the in-Sim dashboard.



CARS:

Dirt Late Model

- The fixed Sears/Craftsman paint scheme has been removed.


Dirt Sprint Car

- (ALL) - Opponent car ride heights have been adjusted to keep the right-front tire above the track surface in Replays.

- The fixed Sears/Craftsman paint scheme has been removed.


Dirt Sprint Car Non-Winged

- (ALL) - Adjustments have been made to aerodynamics, tires, and rear shocks.

- (ALL) - Season setups have been updated.


Formula Renault 3.5

- Wheel shift lights have been adjusted so they are more accurate to the car dashboard.


Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Trucks

- (ALL) - A brand new Road Course setup has been added to these vehicles.

- (ALL) - Underdrive gear ratios have been updated to include a full range of taller gear options for use at road courses: 1.09, 1.14, 1.18, 1.22, 1.27.
- - With this change, users must re-select a desired underdrive ratio.

- (ALL) - A 4:1 steering box option has been added.

- (ALL) - Rev limiter sounds have been improved.

- (ALL) - Fixed an issue with the steering wheel RPM lights.


Modified - SK

- Oil cooling rate has been increased slightly.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala

- The items present on the car decals texture have been adjusted for custom paints.

- NASCAR Peak Series sponsorship has been removed from the windshield banner.


NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified

- Season setups have been updated.



TRACKS:

The Bullring

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Charlotte Motor Speedway

- (Roval Long) - A few shortcuts have been blocked.


Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Daytona International Speedway

- Fixed a gap in the fences at T1.


Daytona International Speedway - 2007

- (Rallycross Long) - The Start/Finish truss has been realigned with the actual Start/Finish line.


Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle

- Fixed an issue where a painted line created transparency in the ground.


Five Flags Speedway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


ISM Raceway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Langley Speedway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Lanier National Speedway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Myrtle Beach Speedway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


New Smyrna Speedway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Silverstone Circuit - 2011

- (ALL) - The last two pit stalls have been removed since they are challenging to enter.


Sonoma Raceway

- (Rallycross) - Additional gain time checkpoints have been added along the hill to try keep racers on track.


South Boston Speedway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Southern National Motorsports Park

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


USA International Speedway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Wild West Motorsports Park

- The color of tire marks on the track surface have been adjusted slightly.









This release focuses on fixing issues with the 2019 Season 3 Release.



CHANGELOG:

iRacing BETA Interface (02.03.07-beta)

- The Home page now features an "iRacing eSports Network" tab in addition to the standard "Latest News" tab.
- - Switch to the iRacing eSports Network tab in order to watch a live broadcast from the iRacing eSports Network Twitch Stream.
- - Switch to the Latest News tab in order to view the latest articles publish by iRacing.

- Users may now edit their Pending User-Created Sessions!

- The cost to purchase a User-Created Session, displayed in the Checkout Button, now updates much more quickly whenever session length parameters are adjusted.

- When creating a User-Created Session, The Heat Race Details button is now replaced by a Time Limit Details button if Heat Racing is disabled.

- Fixed an issue where the User-Created Races list would sometimes fail to load.

- Fixed an issue, when creating a User-Created Session, where the Time Limit could break if Heat Racing is disabled.


Simulation

- Fixed an issue that could cause zippies (excessive and unrealistic acceleration) when the wall of a tire was exactly flush with the ground.


Dynamic Track

- For User-Created Sessions at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and Wild West Motorsports Park, the dirt wear level will no longer be forced to reset when transitioning to subsequent session types (such as moving from Qualify to Race).
- - Official Series Sessions will continue to simulate real-world track preparation, and the track's wear level will be reset.


Dynamic Weather

- The amount of ambient solar energy that may pass through clouds has been reduced slightly.


Spotter

- The default iRacing spotter has had his excitement levels upgraded for some calls.

- Fixed an issue where fuel warning calls were not triggering often enough.


Rendering

- Fixed an issue where vehicle windshields could appear to be missing when using Medium Shader level.


High-Dynamic Range (HDR) Displays

- Display Brightness and Display Gamma have been added to the Graphics Options Screen.
- - These options are only available, and only operate, when the Simulation is actively rendering to an HDR render target (after restarting with the HDR option enabled), set via the Advanced Graphics Options.

- The HDR16F tone mapping (ST.2084) has been corrected to account for the new dynamic camera exposure changes. Color reproduction is now much more accurate across all times of day at different intensities of daylight.


Lighting

- The quality of the dynamic exposure system has been improved.
- - The system now produces fewer over exposures due to cloud shadows and also better handles extraordinarily bright daylight.

- Fixed a flickering issue that could occur when cloud shadows changed rapidly.


Motion Blur

- Fixed an issue that could cause the Simulation to crash when trying to load when Motion Blur was enabled.

- Fixed an issue where cones and pit crew members were extra blurry.



CARS:

Audi R18

- 2019 Season 3 LMP1 BoP Adjustment: Peak harvesting power has been reduced to 415 kW.


Dallara IR18

- Fixed an issue where setups were not loading correctly.

- Fixed an issue where vehicle balance could shift incorrectly at Road Courses and Short Oval tracks.

- Season setups have been updated.


Ferrari 488 GTE

- Fixed an issue where the hood of the car was being rendered upside-down when viewed from certain distances.


Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Trucks

- (ALL) - Collision stiffness and damping have been increased slightly.

- (ALL) - Tire branding has been adjusted.


Modified - SK

- Reduced the likelihood of a following car lifting a lead car over itself in a rear-end crash.

- Scrub radius has been reduced in order to minimize the likelihood of steering oscillations at low speeds.


NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado

- The rollbar may now be customized through custom paint schemes.

- Windshield tear-off tabs may now be customized through custom paint schemes.

- Fixed an issue where the engine cooling at superspeedway tracks was too high.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Gander Outdoors Toyota Tundra

- The superspeedway window should now be visible when appropriate.

- Fixed an issue where the engine cooling at superspeedway tracks was too high.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala

- Stamped decals have been adjusted to provide more freedom for users who choose to use customized paint schemes.


NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado - 2013

- Fixed an issue where the engine cooling at superspeedway tracks was too high.


NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado - 2018

- Partially fixed an issue where Replays using this retired vehicle were unviewable.
- - Users may once again load and view saved replays containing this vehicle via the classic Membersite.
- - - If the Replay informs you that you require updates for this vehicle, but your Simulation is entirely up to date, delete the "version.txt" file located in this vehicle's installation directory (\iRacing\cars\trucks\silverado2015\), and then download the Optional Update that appears.
- - Currently, Replays containing this vehicle will not appear in the iRacing BETA Interface.


NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified

- Reduced the likelihood of a following car lifting a lead car over itself in a rear-end crash.

- Scrub radius has been reduced in order to minimize the likelihood of steering oscillations at low speeds.


Skip Barber Formula 2000

- Fixed a Simulator error crash that could trigger while driving this vehicle.



TRACKS:

Bristol Motor Speedway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


The Bullring

- Fixed the overly-yellow tint of the stadium lights at this track.


Charlotte Motor Speedway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Charlotte Motor Speedway - 2016

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Chicagoland Speedway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Darlington Raceway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Daytona International Speedway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Daytona International Speedway - 2007

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Homestead Miami Speedway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Kokomo Speedway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!

- This track has been reoriented so that north is now the correct direction.


Limaland Motorsports Park

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Nürburgring

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Richmond Raceway

- Camera flashes have been spotted at this track!


Silverstone Circuit

- Some missing curbs have been added.

- Several gain-time checkpoints have been relaxed.


Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

- Fixed an issue where the white barriers on the inside of corners were disappearing at Low Detail levels.

- Ads have been updated.


Wild West Motorsports Park

- Fixed an issue where drivers were using pit road for faster lap times.

- The pit lane now features its own set of checkpoints to prevent course cutting.

- Ads have been updated.








This release focuses on fixing issues with the 2019 Season 3 Release.



IRACING BETA INTERFACE:

User-Created Sessions

- Additional Sort parameters have been added to the User-Created Session grid view, to match the table view, including:
- - Car Name
- - Track Name
- - Host Name
- - Session Name
- - Pits Taken
- - Spectators

- Now, when selecting a car that has multiple models to join a session, a user now selects based on vehicle name.

- Fixed an issue where a user registering to "Watch" a Team Race, would instead register as the "Driver".

- Fixed an issue where the Spotter password input was not responding correctly.

- Fixed an issue for users with a scaled-up interface where certain columns were not being displayed.


Car Paint Templates

- Users may now download the car paint template for the selected car in the Car Paint Shop.


Leagues

- The League Sessions list now automatically refreshes.

- League Creation Date has been removed from League Search results.

- A hint has been added to inform users of the keyboard shortcut for submitting League Announcements.

- The League Session modal window now loads when navigating from a League's Sessions section.

- Fixed some League interface hiccups and polished some language for clarity.


Replays

- Users may now correctly watch Replays of unowned content.
- - However, the user must have the content in the Replay downloaded first.


Member Info

- Anniversary labels now correctly show up to the full 10 years of iRacing membership.



SIMULATION:

Rallycross Racing

- Fixed an issue with Rallycross tracks where dirt-covered asphalt was providing extra grip.


Weather

- Fixed an issue where the temperature and humidity for sessions without Dynamic Sky were being set incorrectly.


Green-White-Checkered Flag

- The spacing of the "G/W/C n/m" notification under the Yellow Flag has been adjusted.
- - The penalties group on the driving screen has also been moved down a bit so that it and the G/W/C notification do not conflict.


Lighting

- The overall environment lighting will now be dimmed based on a CPU-side cloud shadow sample for the location near the camera if real cloud shadows are not enabled on the GPU. This allows users without shadows enabled to still get an idea of the actual changing lighting conditions.

- Fixed an issue where the dark side of trees were in full shadow.


Flagman

- Adjusted the Level-of-Detail (LODs) settings to help reduce distance popping, especially for larger tracks.


Motion Blur

- Fences and other walls with transparency will now be blurred correctly.



CARS:


Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Trucks

- (ALL) - The durability of these vehicles has been upgraded slightly.

- (ALL) - Fixed an issue with the tire tread pattern for spinning tires.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - 2018

- The Superspeeway rear spoiler has been added to this vehicle.
- - This will appear when running at Talladega and Daytona.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Mustang

- The Superspeeway rear spoiler has been added to this vehicle.
- - This will appear when running at Talladega and Daytona.

- Fixed an issue where the interface listed this vehicle as a Chevrolet Camaro.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry

- The Superspeeway rear spoiler has been added to this vehicle.
- - This will appear when running at Talladega and Daytona.


NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro

- Season setups for Bristol Motor Speedway have been updated.


NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang

- Season setups for Bristol Motor Speedway have been updated.


NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Camry

- Season setups for Bristol Motor Speedway have been updated.



TRACKS:

Silverstone Circuit

- Pit road speed limit has been reduced to 55kph.

- The gain time checkpoint at the final chicane has been adjusted to prevent course cutting.

- Adjusted the position of some grandstand objects.


Volusia Speedway Park

- Some sponsors have been updated.


Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

- Pit lane checkpoints have been adjusted so they do not stick out into the racing area, causing unsafe pit exit black flags.

- A bit of breathing room has been added to the high line in the final turn.

- Gain time checkpoints in the final corner have been adjusted to prevent course cutting.

- A floating crowd member has been ejected from the park for not possessing a valid ticket.

- Fixed some texture issues with the grandstands.


Wild West Motorsports Park

- Pit road speed limit has been reduced to 25mph.

- Fixed a potential course cut issue near the pit lane exit.

- A gain time checkpoint has been added on the backstretch grass to prevent course cutting.

- Multiple visual tears in the track surface have been stitched up.








This season release includes SIX new or upgraded cars, THREE new or upgraded tracks, a host of massive improvement to the iRacing BETA Interface, and a whole garage-full of other enhancements to make iRacing more realistic than ever before.

Some highlights include:
• Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Trucks
• Modified - SK
• NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado
• NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Mustang
• NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified
• Silverstone Circuit
• Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
• Wild West Motorsports Park
• New iRacing BETA Interface Application Framework
• Create a Race - Wizard for the iRacing BETA Interface
• Paint Shop & Leagues iRacing BETA Interface Revamp
• Connectivity Data for the iRacing BETA Interface
• Green-White-Checkered Flags
• Spotter Calls and Translation Upgrades
• Fully Animated Flagman
• Driving Camera Adjustments
• Rendering Improvements focused on headlights, lighting, and shadows
• Motion Blur Effect
• Starter and Ignition Sounds for All Vehicles
• Skip Barber Formula 2000 V7 Tire Adjustments
• Night Mode for Chicagoland Speedway, Darlington Raceway, and Homestead Miami Speedway
• Much more!



Full 2019 Season 3 Release details are below.



IRACING BETA INTERFACE:

New Application Framework

- The iRacing BETA Interface now utilizes a brand new application framework.
- - This system will make future development for our team much easier, and streamline the connectivity between the iRacing BETA Interface and the actual iRacing Simulator itself.
- - This framework should greatly enhance the speed and usability of the iRacing BETA Interface as a whole, cutting down on loading times, increasing click responsiveness, and providing better usability feedback.
- - With this new framework, the iRacing BETA Interface will now live in its own application window, even while the Simulator is running.
- - The iRacing BETA Interface will no longer be viewable through VR headsets, and will be displayed on a traditional monitor screen.
- - - The Simulation will still launch in a VR headset if selected.
- - - If desired, you may also utilize third-party software, such as Virtual Desktop, in order to run the iRacing BETA Interface in a VR headset.
- - Once you've finished downloading and installing the 2019 Season 3 Release update, you will be asked if you would like to create a desktop shortcut to the iRacing BETA Interface, even if you disabled this question in the past. If you allow it, this will create a brand new desktop shortcut that will launch the new iRacing BETA Interface with the new application framework.
- - The new desktop shortcut points at a different .exe file (iRacingUI.exe, located in the "ui" folder of your installation directory).
- - - If you opt to create this new desktop shortcut, the updater will also delete any old desktop shortcuts iRacing had created to the former iRacing BETA Interface. However, the updater will not delete any shortcuts you may have made (or edited), so be sure to replace any of those yourself.
- - You can access the updated iRacing BETA Interface via the new desktop shortcut, the Membersite website banner, or launching the iRacingUI.exe file.


Create a Race - Wizard

- A brand new iRacing UI Wizard has been summoned to manage the Create a Race process for Hosted Sessions!
- - The Wizard is a new method and layout for creating Hosted Sessions.
- - This method allows a user to configure Hosted Sessions in a step-by-step interface or consolidate all steps into a single scrollable interface. Users can also jump back and forth between the two views, and also between steps as desired.
- - - Click on any step in the top navigation bar to jump to that step.
- - - To view all steps into a single consolidated list, use the "All Steps" button near the bottom-left corner.
- - Users may also perform the following actions using the dropdown menu in the bottom-left corner:
- - - Reset all fields
- - - Load Last Session info
- - - Load Autosaved Sessions
- - The Wizard features all new "compact" car and track selection interfaces.
- - The Wizard is still studying to make the following features a reality, and will be coming soon:
- - - The ability to directly upload a Fixed Setup for the Session.
- - - The ability to select a Session Administrator.
- - - The ability to restrict a Session to specific Clubs and/or Leagues.


Time Attack

- This section of the iRacing UI has been overhauled for speed and reliability, including the results pages.
- - The Favorites filter is now functional for Time Attack data.
- - The message displayed to a user who has not yet completed a Time Attack Session for each track within a Time Attack Competition has been updated for clarity.
- - Track configuration license-type labels are now correctly displayed on the selected track card within the Time Attack Competition.


Paint Shop

- An extensive redesign has been completed and applied to the Paint Shop!
- - This refers to both the vehicle Paint Shop, and the suit and helmet Paint Shop.
- - This update enhances access to the Paint Shop; with new "Paint" buttons on every car image in the service.
- - You may now switch your selected car directly within the Paint Shop modal.
- - The Paint Shop now automatically saves your changes after every adjustment. An "Undo All" arrow appears in the top-right corner to go back to start.
- - The color picker has been rebuilt for better usability.
- - Your saved paint swatches are now available to paint your cars. Select the "Paint Swatches" option and they will appear as choices for paint color in dropdown menus.
- - Pattern selection has been made easier.
- - A large assortment of bugs and issues have been fixed.


Leagues

- Some major enhancements and fixes have been made to the Leagues area of the interface!
- - New Leagues may now be purchased with iRacing Credits.
- - League members may now select their preference to receive PMs or Emails or neither from League Announcements.
- - League Admins are now able to accept applications from drivers to their League.
- - League Admins are now able to set and change Member Nicknames.
- - League Admins are now able to set and change Member Numbers.
- - Important league actions now provide the user with a confirmation message before taking effect, including: member promotions, member demotions, and league ownership transfer.
- - League Admins now have more control over their Leagues' customization:
- - - You may post announcements to your league via the "Announcements" tab, and send them via email or PM to your members.
- - - You may now assign Tags to your league to help others find your league when searching: just select "Assign Tags" from your League Overview modal window.
- - - You may now manage League applications and invited members from the League Info modal window.
- - - You may now create Hosted Sessions that are not tied to League Seasons.
- - League applications that are rejected are now removed from the applicant's list of Leagues.
- - League invites that are rejected are now removed from the invitee's list of Leagues.
- - A large assortment of bugs and issues have been fixed.


Replays

- The Replays section has been re-built from the ground-up!
- - A complete architectural rewrite has been completed on the Replays section of the interface.
- - Using this section of the interface should be much faster and more responsive.
- - The Online/Offline tabs have been removed; all Replays are listed together in a single table.
- - Sorting, filtering, tags, and the favorites system have all been added to improve the user experience of browsing Replays.
- - A Delete button has been added to the "Register" button dropdown menu.
- - - Users may now delete Replays.
- - A Race Results button has been added to the "Register" button dropdown menu.


Connectivity Data

- A table of active ping data for a user's machine has been added to the interface.
- - Access this table by clicking on the "Connectivity Data" icon in the top-right area of the interface.
- - This table shows a user's connectivity quality to the various Race Server Farms. Shorter times, displayed in milliseconds (ms), are better for performance and racing. An ideal Percent Loss is zero (0), or as close to zero as possible.


Updates and Upgrades

- Track configuration names will no longer be included in search filters; only the actual track name is used.

- Zoom scaling for the interface is now remembered on a per-machine basis.

- UI logs will now be saved to the iRacing folder within your My Documents directory.

- Team-related actions will now appear in the sidebar menu when the interface option to display actions in the sidebar menu is enabled.

- Fixed an issue where the Registration status bar was not 100% reliable.

- Fixed an issue where a user could not Spot for a driver in a User-Created Session.



IRACING SIMULATION

Updater

- The update process for this release, particularly for the iRacing BETA Interface, requires a few specific steps in order for you to be able to utilize the iRacing BETA Interface. The very short version of these instructions is to utilize the classic Membersite for your initial download of the update.
- - Please also refer to the very first section above, entitle "New Application Framework", for more details.
- - You may also want to review the special post, "2019 Season 3 - iRacing BETA Interface Update Steps", found here: https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3650535.page

- When the iRacing Updater finishes and is checking to see if a user has the necessary system components installed, it will now check Windows 7 systems for the "D3DCompiler_47.dll" file, and it will direct a user to Microsoft's website to obtain the appropriate Windows Update if it is missing.


Cars

- Suspension damper (shock) velocity has been capped to help to prevent zippies (unrealistic rapid accelerations, usually due to a collision, that often send the car flying into the air).


Car Classes

- All Car Class groups have been updated to account for the new, updated, and retired vehicle changes with this season release.

- A new Car Class, NASCAR Cup – 2018, has been added.
- - This Car Class includes the NASCAR Cup Chevrolet SS and the NASCAR Cup Ford Fusion.


Opponent Cars

- Opponent cars should now align better with where their driver actually is.


Vehicle Setups

- All previous and current vehicle setup versions should now be usable within each NASCAR vehicle class.


Green-White-Checkered Flags

- The ability to ensure a Green-White-Checkered finish to Race Sessions that run with full-course cautions has been added.
- - With this feature enabled, if a full-course caution begins under the green flag (not white or checkered), the race will be extended to ensure that when the caution period ends, drivers get the green flag, then get the white (1 lap to go) flag on the next lap after that.
- - A Session can have either an unlimited number of Green-White-Checkered Cautions (G/W/C) at the end, or a limited number. System and spotter messages will inform a driver of whether or not a caution period is the final caution period during which a G/W/C finish will be attempted.
- - In a Session with Full Course Cautions OFF, a race admin is also able to throw a caution that will utilize Green-White-Checkered Flags.
- - This feature is available when creating Hosted Sessions on both the iRacing BETA Interface and the classic Membersite.


Tires

- Low speed handling (<25mph) of cars with deep and/or soft tire treads has been improved.


Dynamic Track

- The total amount of solar energy allowed to penetrate through clouds and adjust the track surface temperature has been increased. This will cause clouds to have a reduced effect on temperature changes.

- The Track Conditions information on the Info tab of the Session screen has been updated to include all Sessions, and now uses the same Session names as the Race Details area.


Spotter

- A significant portion of the base spotter audio has been re-recorded for improved consistency and variety.

- A variety of new spotter calls have been added, including:
- - SPCC_GWC_EXTENDED = Lets you know whether this caution period will extend the race in order to end under the Green-White-Checkered Flag.
- - SPCC_GWC_FINAL = Lets you know that this is the final caution period that will extend the race in order to end under the Green-White-Checkered Flag.
- - SPCC_FUEL_1LAPS = Called when you only have one lap of fuel left.
- - SPCC_MINUTE & SPCC_SECOND = Called for labeling lap time lengths (minute & second).
- - SPCC_MINUTEPL & SPCC_SECONDPL = The plural forms of the above (minutes & seconds).
- - SPCC_1TOGREEN_RESTART & SPCC_GOGREEN_RESTART & SPCC_GREEN_RESTART & SPCC_NOGREEN_RESTART & SPCC_PACEIN_RESTART = Optional spotter calls that are triggered during race restarts. If the flags are not filled in then iRacing will default to the non-restart variations of these spotter calls (i.e. SPCC_NOGREEN).

- The calls, 'SPCC_1TOWIN' (one lap to win) or 'SPCC_1TOGO' (one lap to go), will now always be called when applicable for time-based races.

- Our online guide for how to develop new spotter packs has been updated.
- - See this thread to learn more: https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3646900.page

- A great many improvements have been made to our spotter calls to aid in translation.
- - All existing spotter packages will need to be updated to fit the new form!
- - - You can read about these changes here: https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/100/1938030.page#11513531

- Translation Improvements:
- - Support has been added for more plural forms of spotter messages.
- - - We now optionally support zero, one, two or many items. This requires a renaming of the messages, previously the default form was singular, and we marked the plural case with a PL at the end. Now the default form is the plural (many) case and we mark the 0, 1, 2 cases with a _P0, _P1, or _P2 at the end of the message. If your language does not use a particular plural form you can NULL out both the string and wave file and we will ignore that form. For example, in English, we only need the _P1 and default forms to handle 1 and many.
- - All multi-part messages no longer share any message id's.
- - - This allows you more freedom to rearrange the sentences as needed or NULL out a part you do not need. For example, the messages SPCC_PACE_PASS <num> SPCC_PACE_PASS_PT2 says 'pass the' <num> 'car' in English, but could be reorganized to say 'pass car' <num> NULL for another language.
- - Numbers now support a SPCC_Nx_EQ form that is called if the number is an exact match.
- - - For example, this allows us to use two different forms of the word 'one', as in 1, 21, and 301.
- - Support for an optional call SPCC_DECIMAL has been added.
- - - When filled in, this message will be called at the end of a decimal number, used to say 'decimal' after reading a decimal number if that is what is expected in your language.
- - An optional call, SPCC_AND_TEN has been added that when filled in will reverse the tens and ones place.
- - - For example, the number 321 would be called out as SPCC_N300 + SPCC_N1 + SPCC_AND_TEN + SPCC_N20, to say 'three hundred one and twenty'.

- Fixed an issue with the "fuel left" calls triggering when not needed.


Driver Swap

- Fixed an issue in a driver-swap session where the last-displayed driver's name would be displayed in the Driver/Team area, in the lower-left of the Session screen, even when the selected car had no driver.


Flagman

- The start/finish flagman has been re-built from the ground-up, and should now fully animate to wave the appropriate colored flags at the appropriate times during events!


Driving Camera Adjustments

- A variety of new driving camera adjustment options have added to the Drive tab of the Options Screen!
- - Height of the driver can now be adjusted.
- - - This affects the user's view height across all cars at the same time. The user can also tweak each car individually as needed via the camera tool. While driving, the user can adjust the height of the driver camera using the F9 Black Box, or using the "Ctrl+[" or "Ctrl+]" keys.
- - The value "VanishY" has been renamed to "Horizon Offset" to better reflect its purpose.
- - - A user can adjust this value to shift the horizon up and down on the display without changing the location of the camera. Ideally, the horizon would be set to the same height as the driver's eye line, but a user may want to shift it up to get a better view of the dashboard. While driving, the user can adjust the height of the Horizon Offset using the F9 Black Box, or using the "Shift+[" or "Shift+]" keys.
- - Field of View (FOV) is now available for adjustment.
- - - This value was already, and remains, adjustable while driving with the F9 Black Box, or using the "[" and "]" keys. FOV adjusts how zoomed-in the view appears, much like using a zoom-lens on a camera. Ideally, this value would be set via the FOV calculator in the Graphics tab, but on a single monitor setup using a wider FOV may be necessary.
- - The "Roll Chassis" value lets a user blend the side-to-side motion of the driver's head between staying level with the car's chassis, or staying level with the world horizon when on a banked surface.
- - - A value of 100% indicates that the camera would be locked to the car chassis, and a value of 0% indicates that the camera would be locked to the horizon. The default value is 100%.
- - The "Pitch Chassis" value lets a user blend the up-and-down motion of the driver's head between staying level with the car's chassis, or staying level with the world horizon when climbing or descending a hill.
- - - A value of 100% indicates that the camera would be locked to the car chassis, and a value of 0% indicates that the camera would be locked to the horizon. The default value is 100%.
- - The "Neck Motion" value controls how much the neck of the driver moves to try and smooth the motion of the car chassis. This value can be reduced if a user has a motion platform or is using VR.
- - - The default value is 100% for optimal automatic smoothing.
- - The "Rotate With Velocity" value controls how much blending is done between the driver's head aiming in the direction the car body is actually facing, or aiming in the direction in which the car body is actually moving. Increasing this value may help a driver detect an over-steer situation.
- - - A value of 100% indicates that the camera would be locked to the car body's velocity vector, and a value of 0% indicates that the camera would be locked to the car body's forward-facing vector. The default value is 0%.


Rendering

- Cockpit glass material has been improved to have a realistic maximum visible light transmission.

- Translucent cockpit parts now receive static shadows, cloud shadows, and dynamic shadows.

- Reflections of the cockpit on internal windshields has been improved.

- The ambient occlusion of driver models inside of cars has been improved.

- World lighting has been adjusted to better account for the various densities of clouds.

- Trees now darken with overcast skies and cloud shadows.

- RTX2000 series graphics cards now use true Multi-View-Projection (MVP) rather than w-warping (which is used on GTX1000s), when three screen Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) is activated. The MVP mode properly supports Y-offsets in the projections and also supports wider field of views (FOV) and side screen tilt angles than W-Warping.
- - The options screen now allows:
- - - Night Shadows may be enabled.
- - - Depth of Field may be enabled.
- - - Full side screen tilt angles larger than 45 degrees may be used (this angle is limited with W-Warping).
- - - Field-of-View (FOV) values larger than 145 degrees may be used (this angle is limited with W-Warping.

- Vehicle lightmaps have been adjusted to work better with bloom when using High Dynamic Range (HDR) Rendering.

- Night-time bloom thresholds have been adjusted, so objects should not bloom as easily at night.

- Particle detail levels of Medium and High are now functional with Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) Rendering.

- Fixed several issues with the ambient occlusion effect in several shaders and improved its accuracy.

- Fixed an issue where Windows 10 display scaling above 100% would cause the Simulator’s window to be sized much larger than requested.


Headlights

- Headlight effectiveness and brightness has been improved, and many issues affecting the performance of headlights have been fixed. Specific updates include:
- - Headlight beam patterns are now always generated procedurally on the GPU and may now be affected when various individual lamps toggle due to damage (more to come in further updates), partial headlight flashing, or when some bulbs are otherwise turned off.
- - Car-to-car lighting from headlights and flashing has been improved.
- - Several rendering shaders and materials have been repaired that were causing headlights to be missing or to appear with incorrect intensities on many objects.
- - Headlight flashing has been improved on several of the higher-end road cars where partial sets of bulbs blink, and one can now always see their own headlights flash properly from in-car as well as from external views.


Dynamic Sky

- The appearance of a jagged edge at the horizon has been reduced.


Motion Blur

- A motion blur effect may now be enabled when viewing the environment from any camera.
- - This includes viewing as a driver, spotter, or spectator during an event, or when watching a Replay.
- - In the Graphics Options menu, a user may enable or disable motion blur, and select from three levels of motion blur that impact the intensity of the visual effect: Low, Medium, and High.
- - - This feature can significantly affect performance, especially on high resolution displays and multi-monitor setups.
- - - While motion blur is an expensive process when enabled, there is very little performance difference between the different amounts of motion blur.
- - While viewing a Replay, a user can enable motion blur for broadcast and/or driving cameras separately.
- - - A user may select to enable or disable motion blur for each camera type from the Replay Options menu.


Crowds

- Lighting effects on 2D grandstand crowd characters have been updated at all tracks.


Visual Effects

- Spark particle effects have been updated.

- Dirt racing particle effects have been updated.

- Fixed an issue where particle effects would look incorrect when switching car focus while in Replay mode.

- Camera flashes have been spotted occurring at many more tracks!


Animated Pit Stops

- Fixed an issue where the wheel hub was sometimes drawing over the wheel.


Audio

- Starter and ignition sounds have been added to all vehicles.

- Additional vibration noises have been added for curb and rumble strip interactions for the in-cockpit views on metal monocoque cars.
- - This excludes carbon tub cars:
- - - Dallara DW12
- - - Dallara F3
- - - Dallara IR18
- - - Formula Renault 2.0
- - - Formula Renault 3.5
- - - Indycar Dallara - 2011
- - - McLaren MP4-30
- - - Pro Mazda
- - - Williams-Toyota FW31

- A reset button has been added to the Sound Volume sliders and the Driver View sliders that will return the sliders to the default value.

- Fixed an issue where car starter and ignition sounds for stockcars were not being universally applied to those cars with multiple motor types.
- - This should fix the issues with some stockcars starter and ignition audio sounded different at different tracks.


Controls

- Joystick button support has been increased from 64 buttons to 144 buttons. This will move the button address for the switch on newer Fanatec wheels; users will need to re-map any controls to the switch after this update.


Replay

- All cars have been updated so that the player car's dashboard in old replays functions correctly.

- Fixed an issue where the right-front wheel of opponent Dirt Late Model cars appeared to have the wrong camber.
- - There will also be a very subtle change to the wheels of other opponent cars in replays.


Paint Kit

- A new sponsor, Sim-Lab, has been added.

- Several sponsors with multiple variations have been appended with numbers to differentiate them from each other.


Driving Aids

- For drivers with ability challenges, the driving line is rendered further into the darkness at night.
- - Please contact Customer Support for more information.


Race Admins

- The admin command "!trackstate <pct>" will now correctly ignore skipped Sessions when executing, and apply the requested setting to the next active Session in the event.

- Fixed an issue where the Info tab does not update when an Admin uses the "!trackstate" command to change the conditions of the next session.


EasyAntiCheat

- A new version of the SDK has been applied.



CARS:

Aston Martin DBR9 GT1

- Season setups have been updated.


Audi R18

- 2019 Season 3 LMP1 BoP Adjustment: Car spec has been adjusted so the baseline speeds at which to cut deployment with the automatic algorithm are rebalanced with the updated harvesting power, and maximum harvest power, and the speed-dependent rate at which it is applied, have both been increased.

- Fixed a minor error with dynamic brake bias calculations.


Audi R8 LMS GT3

- The masterswitch now correctly operates this vehicle's headlights via the cockpit view.

- Fixed aesthetic issues with the roof antennae texture and the trunk area of the vehicle.


BMW M8 GTE

- Up-shift, anti-lag, and backfire sounds have been improved for exterior cameras.

- Engine sounds have been updated for cockpit cameras.

- Clutch slip noises have been added.

- Fixed an issue where the rear tire lockup lights were not displaying for the correct tire.


Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1

- Improved backfire, ignition cut, gear shift, and engine sounds for cockpit views.

- Season setups have been updated.


Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

- Season setups have been updated.


Dallara DW12

- Rev limiter and engine sounds have been improved.


Dallara F3

- Lower RPM deceleration sounds have been improved.

- Fixed an issue where mirrors would sometimes not appear correctly on all Dallara F3 cars for all camera views.


Dallara IR18

- This vehicle now receives the same performance boost it gets at road courses when racing on short ovals.
- - Short track power has been updated to match road course power to correspond with this turbo boost change.

- The Advanced Frontal Protection (AFP) has been added to this car.

- Rev limiter and engine sounds have been improved.

- Opponent vehicles will now appear to use the correct flap and wicker settings.

- Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Late Model

- (ALL) - Maximum allowable bite has been reduced from 325 lbs. to 225 lbs.

- (ALL) - The right-hand side wheel collision spheres have been adjusted slightly on opponent vehicles to prevent collisions with the ground while driving normally.

- (ALL) - A new fixed paint pattern has been added for Morton Builders.
- - The previously customizable paint pattern that occupied this paint pattern slot (#4) has been moved to paint pattern slot #27.

- (ALL) - Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Sprint Car Non-Winged

- (ALL) - Left-rear shock and rear tire tread parameters have been adjusted.

- (ALL) - Fixed an issue where shock adjustments could not be mapped to buttons.

- (ALL) - Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Street Stock

- Engine sounds for the in-cockpit camera have been improved.


Dirt U.M.P. Modified

- Season setups have been updated.


Ford Falcon FG V8

- Backfire effects have been adjusted.


Ford GT - 2017

- A shouting pit crew sound has been removed from the in-car idle audio.

- Volume of high RPM backfire sounds has been reduced.


Ford Mustang FR500S

- Audio for engine dynamics and liveliness across the RPM range has been improved for in-car cameras.


Formula Renault 3.5

- Steering wheel lights have been adjusted.

- Season setups have been updated.


Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

- Exhaust crackles and ultra high frequency clatter sounds have been removed from the in-car engine sounds.


Holden Commodore VF V8

- Backfire effects have been adjusted.


Legends Ford '34 Coup

- (ALL) - Season setups have been updated.


Lotus 49

- New backfire and gear shift sounds have been added.


Lotus 79

- New backfire and gear shift sounds have been added.


Lucas Oil Off Rroad Pro Trucks

- NEW TRUCKS!
- - The Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Trucks are now available for purchase in iRacing!
- - - This purchase includes TWO vehicles:
- - - - Lucas Oil Off Road Pro 2 Truck
- - - - Lucas Oil Off Road Pro 4 Truck
- - The Lucas Oil Off Road Pro Trucks are specially designed for Dirt Road racing.
- - - iRacing gives you the chance to drive the premier trucks in short course off-road racing! Pro 4 trucks are the biggest and baddest vehicles in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. These full-size, four-wheel drive race trucks can boast up to 900 horsepower and up to 20 inches of wheel travel. They’re designed to race in some of the most rugged conditions in motorsports, flying upwards of 100 feet in the air on massive jumps, carving through the dirt in high-speed corners, and taking heavy contact from other vehicles. One thing is for certain: they’re unlike any other vehicles in iRacing, except for maybe their Pro 2 counterparts!
- - - The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is now available in iRacing, and the immensely popular Pro 2 truck class is along for the ride! Like their Pro 4 counterparts, Pro 2 trucks are absolute beasts under the hood, producing up to 900 horsepower. They’ve also got the same suspension travel as their slightly bigger brother. But with only two driven wheels and a slightly smaller wheelbase, they’re not just a perfect training ground for drivers who are looking to move up to Pro 4 someday, they’re a long-term home for some of the biggest names in the sport. All that adds up to some intense competition on race weekends, competition that you’ll get to experience firsthand with iRacing!


Mazda MX-5 Cup - 2015

- Exhaust crackles and ultra high frequency clatter sounds have been removed from the in-car engine sounds.


Modified - SK & NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified

- UPDATED VEHICLES!
- - We've completely rebuilt these cars from the ground up! Any user that already owned these vehicles receives these new versions free of charge. This update includes entirely new vehicle models, new textures, and a full re-evaluation of the vehicles' physics and parameters.
- - The Modified - SK and the NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified are available as a unit; two cars for the price of one!
- - - Modified - SK: SK Modified racing is one of the most popular forms of oval track racing in certain parts of America, and iRacing’s updated SK Modified for 2019 brings these cars up to their latest and greatest spec. Many short track racers are happy to spend their entire careers racing these nimble, quick cars. But for drivers looking to further advance their careers, racing in large fields of high-powered, open wheeled cars provides an excellent learning experience.
- - - NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified: iRacing’s NASCAR Whelen Tour Modified is all new for 2019, sporting an updated body style that reflects the sport’s highest spec. Sporting a roof but no fenders, a Modified Stock Car - "Modified" for short - is a unique oval-track race car. And while today's Modified is built from the ground up as a tube-frame chassis racecar and has significantly different configurations for paved or dirt tracks, the breed traces its lineage back to the very beginning of stock car racing. Light in weight and fitted with wider tires, a current Modified Stock Car is pure racer and much faster around a short oval paved track than one of NASCAR's Sprint Cup cars.


NASCAR Camping World Chevrolet Silverado

- This vehicle has been retired and replaced by the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado.
- - Any member who owned this vehicle prior to this release now owns the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado.
- - This vehicle is now retired, and is no longer available for purchase or use within iRacing.


NASCAR Cup Chevrolet SS

- This vehicle has been renamed, from the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet SS.


NASCAR Cup Ford Fusion

- This vehicle has been renamed, from the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Fusion.

- This vehicle is now FREE and has been granted to all members!
- - Any member who purchased this vehicle after the 2017 Season 3 Release has also been awarded $11.95 in iRacing Credits, which is the price of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Mustang!


NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado

- NEW TRUCK!
- - The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado is now available for purchase in iRacing!
- - - Why race pick-up trucks? For starters, they're arguably the most popular automotive vehicle in America, with upwards of 2 million new pickups sold every year in the United States. And they're a blast to race, particularly the trucks of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. With 625 horsepower pushing their 3450 pounds around super speedways, ovals, short tracks and the occasional road course, NASCAR's trucks are fun to watch and challenging to drive. No manufacturer has had more fun in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series than Chevrolet, and its Silverado is all new and updated for iRacing in 2019. The Bow Tie contingent won the series' first four manufacturer titles in 1995-98 and hasn't looked back. While other manufacturers have come (and, in some cases, gone), Chevrolet has remained committed to the world's fastest truck racing series as its teams and drivers keep racking-up race wins and series championships.

- This vehicle is a full upgrade and replacement for the NASCAR Camping World Chevrolet Silverado.
- - Any member who owned the NASCAR Camping World Chevrolet Silverado prior to this release now owns this vehicle.
- - The NASCAR Camping World Chevrolet Silverado is now retired, and is no longer available for purchase or use within iRacing.


NASCAR Gander Outdoors Toyota Tundra

- This vehicle has been renamed from the NASCAR Camping World Toyota Tundra.

- A new Ilmore NTI spec engine and gears have been added, and aero has been adjusted slightly.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - 2018

- Aero grills will now be adjusted based on the track type, per the 2019 NASCAR rule change.

- Per updated NASCAR Monster Energy Season rules, the right-hand speedway window is now mandatory at all tracks.

- Gear ratios and limits have been updated to match latest NASCAR specs.

- Fixed an issue that could lead to a pitboard logo being in the wrong location.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Mustang

- NEW CAR!
- - The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Mustang is now available for purchase in iRacing!
- - - The Generation 6 Sprint Cup Car embodies NASCAR's "Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday" heritage. After years of competing in other NASCAR levels, the Ford Mustang finally made its move to the NASCAR Cup Series for the first time in 2019, and found a home at the front of the pack right out of the gate. For more than 50 years, the Mustang has been the signature ride in the Ford stable of vehicles—a pony car that packs a punch and takes the fight to its rivals. The NASCAR Gen6 version of the car takes that fight to the next level, with a 3300 pound minimum total weight (with no less than 1600 pounds on the right side) along with carbon-fiber hoods and deck lids, and a 53" wide rear spoiler.

- Any member who purchased the NASCAR Cup Ford Fusion after the 2017 Season 3 Release has been awarded $11.95 in iRacing Credits, which is the price of this new car!


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry

- Aero grills will now be adjusted based on the track type, per the 2019 NASCAR rule change.

- Per updated NASCAR Monster Energy Season rules, the right-hand speedway window is now mandatory at all tracks.

- Gear ratios and limits have been updated to match latest NASCAR specs.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado - 2013

- A new Ilmore NTI spec engine and gears have been added, and aero has been adjusted slightly.


Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (991)

- Fixed an issue with the rear camber on opponent cars.


Radical SR8

- Season setups have been updated.


Ruf RT 12R

- (Track) - Season setups have been updated.


Silver Crown

- Season setups have been updated.


Skip Barber Formula 2000

- Aerodynamic profile has been adjusted to better match real-world data.

- V7 tire adjustments, including:
- - Tire compound and carcass curvature have been adjusted.
- - Oversteer/Understeer balance and over-the-limit behavior have been improved.
- - Minimum tire pressure has been set to 25 psi for all four tires.
- - All four tires now also have tire warmers to bring them up to 130F.
- - - The primary change to the RT2000 is the improved aerodynamic forces, particularly side force and yaw moment. The rubber conditioning, which is the softening effect of simply working (stretching) the rubber repeatedly, is not quite correct yet, but the car is in a much better place than any previous build, so we wanted to share our current improvements. The tire pressure minimum is present because the handling is more predictable and better for new drivers with the higher pressures; without a minimum, nobody would run higher pressures. The tire warmers have been added to help offset some of the still unfinished conditioning effect.

- New gear shift sounds have been added.


Street Stock

- Season setups have been updated.



TRACKS:

Atlanta Motor Speedway

- (Rallycross Long) - Starting grid setup has been adjusted to allow all cars to hit a dirt surface at the same point.


Barber Motorsports Park

- Pace Car speed has been reduced to 50 miles per hour.

- Fixed an issue where the digital digits on the timing tower were z-fighting (flickering).


Bristol Motor Speedway

- All NASCAR Class A, B, and C vehicles now utilize intermediate track tires instead of short track tires on this track.


Chicagoland Speedway

- Night Mode has been fully enabled at this track!


Darlington Raceway

- Night Mode has been fully enabled at this track!


Homestead Miami Speedway

- Night Mode has been fully enabled at this track!

- Fixed an issue with the pit speed limit message not appearing correctly when entering pit road.


Indianapolis Motor Speedway

- Fixed an issue where some drivers could get stuck in their pit stalls.


Lanier National Speedway

- The original track configuration here has been named "Asphalt".


Silverstone Circuit

- UPGRADED TRACK!
- - Silverstone Circuit, completely overhauled and updated, including brand new track scan data, and all new environment art assets, has been added to iRacing!
- - This track features three configurations:
- - - Grand Prix
- - - International
- - - National
- - Get on track with the newest configuration of the “Home of British Motor Racing.” Silverstone Circuit’s current layout is one of the longest in its storied history, which includes the first-ever race of the Formula One World Driver’s Championship in 1950. Two years later, Frolian Gonzales gave Ferrari its first-ever F1 victory there, and the rest is history: in the nearly seven decades that have followed, the former World War II air base has become one of the world’s legendary motorsport venues.

- Any member who purchased the original Silverstone Circuit - 2011 track after the 2017 Season 3 Release has also been awarded $14.95 in iRacing Credits, which is the price of this new track!


Silverstone Circuit - 2011

- This track has been renamed from Silverstone Circuit to Silverstone Circuit - 2011 to make room for the newly upgraded track.

- Any member who purchased this track after the 2017 Season 3 Release has been awarded $14.95 in iRacing Credits, which is the price of the new Silverstone Circuit!

- This track has been added to the base content of iRacing, and has been granted as FREE content to all members.


Sonoma Raceway

- (Rallycross) - Additional checkpoints have been added to the up-hill sweeper to prevent drivers from cutting too far into the grass.


USA International Speedway

- The original track configuration here has been named "Asphalt".


Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

- NEW TRACK!
- - Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, a new Dirt Road track, is now available for purchase on iRacing!
- - - One of the most diverse racing venues in North America, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park hosts everything from dragsters to motorboats, and has for years been a staple of short course off-road racing with two annual stops on the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series calendar. The stadium-style course was built in 2008, and made its LOORRS debut two years later. The five-turn layout features a mix of sweeping corners, high-flying jumps, and full-throttle straightaways. Wild Horse Pass is also the only track on the LOORRS calendar to feature Pro 4 and Pro 2 trucks on the track at the same time, as the season-ending Lucas Oil Challenge Cup offers a five-figure grand prize to the fastest racer in short course.


Wild West Motorsports Park

- NEW TRACK!
- - Wild West Motorsports Park, a new Dirt Road track, is now available for purchase on iRacing!
- - - Sparks always fly in Sparks, Nevada when the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series makes its annual stop at Wild West Motorsports Park. With a stunning mountain backdrop, it's one of the most visually unique tracks in short course, with a track layout to match. Wild West features four turns, two of which are proper hairpins, with four tabletop jumps, a massive drop-off jump after Turn 1, and a rhythm section before Turn 2 all designed to get the trucks into the air. Located just 10 minutes outside of Reno, it's a great place to watch a race, and an even more exciting track to drive with iRacing's new Pro 4 and Pro 2 builds!




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2019S2





This patch contains some additional fixes for 2019 Season 2.



CHANGE LOGS:


iRacing BETA Interface - (01.00.29-beta)

- The maximum limit of Incidents has been increased to 260 for User-Created Sessions.

- In all cases, the Register button now features a split dropdown menu, and includes Watch and Spot.
- - This fixes an issue that was preventing the Watch option from appearing unless the session had at least one entrant looking for a Spotter.

- When running a Test Drive Session from a Multiclass Series, the car selector should now correctly appear before you start the Test Drive Session.
- - After you have made a selection, this choice is saved, should you exit and return.

- Cars that are a part of two different classes are not added to a User-Created Session twice when the second class is added if the car was already added with the first class.

- All Dirt Oval and Dirt Road tracks now feature "Dirt Oval" or "Dirt Road" informational bubbles.

- Track list filters for "Dirt Oval" and "Dirt Road" have been added.

- All tracks' Number of Configs informational bubble should now be correct.

- When selecting a track while using Grid View, the track names are no longer appended with a track configuration name when the "Show All Configs" option is toggled off.

- Fixed an issue where a user's name was not updated correctly in the iRacing BETA Interface after a name change.

- The "Welcome" message has returned to the Home section of the iRacing BETA Interface. Welcome back!

- The gradient overlay covering the bottom portion of the featured News article has returned to help increase the legibility of the text.

- Track logos are now always centered in the Track box.

- Fixed an issue with some track info not displaying correctly; particularly trademark symbols.

- Fixed an issue where the Chili Bowl was missing a track image.


Official Series

- Fixed an issue where some users were getting stuck registering for the first event of a new race-week, and missing the event.
- - Open Practices for a given Race Week are now started prior to general registration being allowed for the first sessions of that week. Now, when you register for the first Race of the new week during a race-week transition, there are Open Practice servers available into which you can be placed while waiting for your race to start at its scheduled time.


Rendering

- Fixed an issue where strange green glowing patterns could appear instead of bright reflections in environment maps.


Virtual Reality

- A new option, "AlignmentFix" has been added to the "[OpenVR]" section of the "RendererDX11.ini" file.
- - This option enables various workarounds for vertically misaligned per-eye images in VR (with SPS enabled for GTX1000s). In particular the fix is intended for OpenVR HMDs that make display alignment corrections via modifying the right eye's frustum's top/bottom to be different than the left eyes to shift the image in one eye to align better with the other eye. This sort of oblique projection/Y-offset correction provided by OpenVR is incompatible with SPS on 1080's when different per eye, and causes visual alignment mismatches with the parts of the scene that render using SPS. This workaround provides several modes of operation, because different headsets and GPUs seem to be having different issues; we suspect some have bad calibration/fixes set by the factory causing issues with SPS off).
- - - Mode 0 = Off.
- - - Mode 1 = Overwrite the right eye's frustum's top/bottom with the left eye's frustum, removing the correction (only enabled when SPS is enabled on a GTX1000 series).
- - - Mode 2 = As Mode 1, but operates even when SPS is disabled and also does it for all GPUs (removes all corrections).
- - - Mode 3 = As Mode 1, but also adjusts the right eye's viewport to re-apply the original correction factors that were in the projection, in a way that is compatible with SPS (makes corrections work as intended on a GTX1000 w/SPS).

- A new option, "MirrorViewVerticalShiftPct" has been added to both the "[Oculus Rift]" and the "[OpenVR]" sections of the "RendererDX11.ini" file.
- - This option shifts the VR mirror image up and down, allowing the image to pan vertically when parts of the image are clipped off the edges of the window.









This patch contains some additional fixes for 2019 Season 2.



CHANGE LOGS:

iRacing BETA Interface - 01.00.27-beta

- Session Registration is now disabled if the Session is full.

- New filters have been added to the Car List.

- License Requirement Filtering now utilizes License Group instead of License Levels.

- For Tag filters, License Levels have been rearranged in descending order.

- Noon is now the default simulated starting time when creating any Hosted Session.

- Navigating to the Error page without having an actual error now redirects the user to the home page.

- The turquoise banner alerting the user that the Series they are browsing in Unranked has been removed.

- The tinted overlay on the images for the Home Page News Slider has been reduced.

- Fixed an issue where the Results for an event would automatically switch which session type results it was displaying.

- Fixed an issue where trying to load a Replay at the Nürburgring Combined track would ask you to buy something you already own.

- Fixed an issue with Grid View where items would change location after becoming a favorite (starred).

- Fixed an issue with Grid View where some sorting options were not working.


Membersite

- Prior to this release, the login pages, shopping cart, billing, and purchasing pages and "My Account" portion of the membersite were delivered via HTTPS. With this release, all remaining portions of the membersite are also delivered via HTTPS.
- - With the exception of the forums, all pages of the membersite should be marked as secure at all times. This displays as a green lock in Firefox, a grey lock in Chrome, and a clear lock in Edge. If you encounter any pages which are not secure or which display Mixed Content warnings, please contact support@iracing.com and these will be corrected.
- - The forums will also be delivered via HTTPS, but will display Mixed Content warnings when members include image links from insecure sites. These do NOT need to be reported as it is the expected behavior and functions in the same manner as other forums and news aggregations sites. All data between the browser and iRacing's web infrastructure remains encrypted.


Internet Explorer

- With this release, Internet Explorer will no longer properly display various portions of the membersite. As discussed in the 2019 Season 2 Release Notes, support for all versions of Internet Explorer was dropped on March 5, 2019. Members currently using Internet Explorer should begin using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge to access the membersite.
- - Google Chrome - https://www.google.com/chrome/
- - Mozilla Firefox - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/


iRacing Test Drive Service

- The iRacing Test Drive service has been updated with the latest and greatest content!


Simultaneous Multi-Projection (SMP) Rendering

- Fixed an issue that was causing missing or flashing triangles near the edges of the screen when using SMP "perspective surround w-warping multi-projection" with a GTX2000 series GPU.


Single Pass Stereo (SPS) Rendering

- Fixed SPS to work correctly with non-parallel eye projections on GTX2000 series GPUs.
- - GTX1000 series GPUs are unable to do this with SPS enabled.


Pit Stop Animation - Indycars

- Transitions between animations have been smoothed to reduce animation flicker.


Virtual Reality

- Fixed an issue with the visor tear-offs not appearing in right-eye when Single-Pass Stereo (SPS) Rendering was enabled.



CARS:

Dirt Late Model

- (ALL) - Passenger-side WOO decal has been moved up to where it was located last season.



TRACKS:

Bristol Motor Speedway

- Opponent cars at this track should now be less inclined to run up into the outside wall.


Charlotte Motor Speedway

- Fixed a track surface bump in the backstretch apron near the chicane.


Eldora Speedway

- Gravity now affects the animated pit crew waiting for your vehicle normally here.









This patch contains some additional fixes for 2019 Season 2.



CHANGE LOGS:

iRacing BETA Interface - (01.00.19-beta)

- Season Sessions:
- - The minimum and maximum license levels have been added to the Season List.
- - Users may now join a Practice Session for any Series, even those for which they do not meet the minimum license requirements.

- Create a Race:
- - The Create a Race options have been reorganized slightly, so users can make all adjustments without needing to flip between multiple pages.
- - The Create a Race modal window will no longer close if a click is made off of the modal window.

- Paint Kit:
- - Fixed an error that could appear when launching the Paint Kit for some cars.


iRacing Membersite

- Fixed online-indicator image source reference for Leagues.

- Updated the "Support" link on Quickstart to go to support.iracing.com, instead of our old form.

- Aggregate Points have been added to results CSV exports.

- Fixed an issue with opening the iRacing BETA Interface via the Membersite banner when on a League page of the membersite.


Hosted Sessions

- Hosted Sessions (created via Membersite or iRacing BETA Interface) may now be created with up to seven (7) different car types!


Paint Kit

- A new Graphics Option, "Hide Car Numbers" has been added.
- - When checked, this option will attempt to load custom paint schemes on all the cars with the "car_num_xxx.tga" file-name. This is a custom paint scheme that has a car number included within the texture image.
- - - If this option finds this paint scheme, the Simulator will turn off the iRacing-provided car number stamping for that car. This allows for custom car numbers in any session, but only if the user opts to see the custom car numbers, and if the other players' custom paint schemes actually include car numbers.
- - - - iRacing will fall back to showing the iRacing-provided car numbers if the "car_num_xxx.tga" file is not found, even if this option is enabled.

- Custom paints now turn off the internal decal layer, without needing to insert the paint into the decal slot.
- - You can continue to use both a base paint and a decal layer as a way to customize car paints for a special event. The benefit of this is that all custom paints will have no contingency decals applied to them.
- - You will need to stamp the contingency decals provided in our paint template onto your own base paint if you want your car to look like it did previously.

- Driver names will now always be displayed in all events except for offline Test Sessions.
- - Now, a custom paint scheme with a number baked in (ie: in the texture file itself), will not show the sponsor decals, license stripe, or car number, but will stamp the driver and team names (unless in an offline Test Session).


Pit Stop Animation - Indycars

- Fixed an issue where a tire was floating at the start of the animations.

- Fixed an animation glitch with the jack-man.


High Dynamic Range (HDR) Rendering

- Fixed an issue where the virtual mirror was not rendering the correct view while using HDR.


Virtual Reality

- Fixed an issue where VR was not displaying both views.


Telemetry

- A new telemetry variable, "SessionTimeOfDay" has been added.
- - This value tracks the solar session time, in seconds, since midnight.

- A new session string variable, "EarthRotationSpeedupFactor:" has been added that indicates if the movement of the sun is accelerated.

- A new telemetry variable, "PlayerCarPitSvStatus" has been added.
- - This variable outputs a irsdk_PitSvStatus enum that indicates how well you are parked in your pitstall and tracks the basic pit stop state.

- A new telemetry variable, "LoadNumTextures" has been added.
- - This variable returns True if the Simulator is currently setup to try and load the "car_num_xxx.tga" car paint file, and False if the Simulator will only look for the "car_xxx.tga" file.


BMW M8 GTE

- 2019 Season 2 GTE BoP Adjustment: Engine torque has been reduced slightly across the rev range.


Dallara IR18

- Front wicker switching has been configured and arranged with and without mainplane extension at ovals.
- - The garage interface has also been updated to repopulate dropdown lists whenever the minimum or maximum allowable values change.


Ferrari 488 GTE

- 2019 Season 2 GTE BoP Adjustments: Vehicle weight has been reduced by 5 kg.


Ford GT - 2017

- 2019 Season 2 GTE BoP Adjustments: Vehicle weight has been increased by 5 kg.


NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro

- Front suspension hard stop has been modified to allow more LF travel.

- Aero sensitivities have been adjusted.


NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang

- Front suspension hard stop has been modified to allow more LF travel.

- Aero sensitivities have been adjusted.


NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Camry

- Front suspension hard stop has been modified to allow more LF travel.

- Aero sensitivities have been adjusted.


Porsche 911 RSR

- 2019 Season 2 GTE BoP Adjustments: Aero downforce has been increased slightly.



TRACKS:

Charlotte Motor Speedway

- The track configuration, Charlotte Motor Speedway - Legends RC Oval Long, has been unlocked for all users.


Watkins Glen International

- Fixed a bump in the track map on the front stretch that could cause the Simulator to crash when it was driven over.








This hotfix focuses on fixing issues introduced with the 2019 Season 2 release.



CHANGE LOGS:

iRacing BETA Interface

- Improved performance on the User-Created Races page, and modal menus.

- Fixed lag when clicking on navigation items in the Series modal menu.

- Fixed an issue where clicking "F" or "C" repeatedly in the Set Climate tab would increase or decrease the temperature exponentially.

- When creating a Hosted Session, the selected Damage setting now appears in the Summary Page.

- Test Drive now auto-saves when the settings are reset.

- Tooltips have been added to the Damage toggles to better explain the state.

- Decreased processing time during login handshake.

- Fixed a display issue where the pre-selected time of day and starting time may not have matched when the Session was created.

- Resolved an issue where clicking a date/time picker and then not choosing a date could cause a reference error.


iRacing Membersite

- Fixed a Simulator launch error issue with the "Test Car on Track" button under the "Race Now" section for cars in Series with Fixed Setups.

- League seasons now display in the header the number of races counting toward the Season standings.


Heat Racing

- Fixed an issue in Heat Racing events with Stacked Consolation Races.
- - The system was failing to properly advance drivers from the Final Consolation Race into the Feature Race, and failing to finalize the starting grid for the Feature Race.


Dirt Racing

- The default starting track usage value for Dirt Oval Sessions (Practice, Qualify, and Race) has been reduced.


Rendering

- Fixed an issue that was causing darkness when the Shader Detail Level was set to "3".


Admin Commands

- The help text for the "!trackstate" command has been shortened.


Peripherals

- The Fanatec SDK in use has been reverted from 3.4.1 to 3.3.
- - Users may need to reinstall drivers to get their wheel to link properly.



CARS:

Audi R8 GT3

- 2019 Season 2 GT3 BoP Adjustment: Weight has been reduced by 10 kg.


BMW M8 GTE

- Brake components have been adjusted to make it easier to lock the rear wheels, and push target brake pressure bias higher.

- Reduced the volume of the in-car gear shift sounds.

- Fixed some minor graphical issues with the car model.

- Baseline setup has been updated.


Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1

- Fixed an issue where this vehicle's speed was unintentionally reduced.


Dallara F3

- A starter has been added to this vehicle.


Dirt Legends Ford '34 Coupe

- Fixed the engine so it will not stall as easily so that the Anti-Stall Driving Aid will work correctly.


Dirt Midget

- Fixed the engine so it will not stall as easily so that the Anti-Stall Driving Aid will work correctly.

- Vehicle starter has been made more reliable.


Dirt Sprint Car

- (ALL) - Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Sprint Car Non-Winged

- (ALL) - Season setups have been updated.


Formula Renault 2.0

- A starter has been added to this vehicle.


Formula Renault 3.5

- A starter has been added to this vehicle.


Legends Ford '34 Coupe

- Fixed the engine so it will not stall as easily so that the Anti-Stall Driving Aid will work correctly.

- Season setups have been updated.


Legends Ford '34 Coupe - Rookie

- Fixed the engine so it will not stall as easily so that the Anti-Stall Driving Aid will work correctly.


NASCAR Camping World Chevrolet Silverado

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Camping World Toyota Tundra

- Fixed an issue where the incorrect vehicle manufacturer logo was stamped on the hood.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - 2018

- Fixed an issue where increasing ride height was reducing drag.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Fusion

- Fixed an issue where increasing ride height was reducing drag.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry

- Fixed an issue where increasing ride height was reducing drag.


NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado - 2013

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro

- Windshield NASCAR branding has been updated.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang

- Windshield NASCAR branding has been updated.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Camry

- Windshield NASCAR branding has been updated.

- Season setups have been updated.


Nissan GTP ZXT

- A starter has been added to this vehicle.


Porsche 911 RSR

- 2019 Season 2 GTE BoP Adjustment: Aerodynamic downforce has been reduced slightly, and aerodynamic drag has been increased slightly.

- Baseline setup has been updated.


Radical SR8

- Season setups have been updated.



TRACKS:

Charlotte Motor Speedway

- (Legends RC Oval Long) - This track configuration has now been unlocked for all users!
- - EDIT: This track config was not unlocked correctly during our downtime. It will be unlocked for use with our next downtime. Very sorry!

Nürburgring

- Some additional progress on Night Mode lightmaps has been added.







This season release includes one new car, expansive track upgrades, and enhancements to make iRacing more realistic than ever before.

Some highlights include:
• Engine Model Enhancements (engine stalling)
• High Dynamic Range (HDR) Rendering
• BMW M8 GTE
• NASCAR 2019 Season updates
• V7 Tire Model enabled on the Skip Barber Formula 2000
• Charlotte Motor Speedway - 6 New Track Configurations
• Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Rising upgrades
• Nürburgring Night-Mode preview
• iRacing BETA Interface - Current Series and performance upgrades
• Much more!



Full 2019 Season 2 Release details are below.



CHANGE LOGS:

iRacing BETA Interface - New Features

- "Vehicle Damage" is now a toggleable option when creating Hosted Sessions and Test Sessions via the "Car Options" dropdown.
- - You can toggle damage ON (default) or OFF within the Car Options section of the Cars card.
- - With vehicle damage disabled, all vehicles in the session are indestructible, and will take no damage at all from any sources. Being invulnerable also means your vehicle performance will never be adjusted from collisions, such as changes in aerodynamics or vehicle weight that might normally result from an impact.
- - - For any and all iRacing Series (Ranked and Unranked), Practices, Qualifiers, Time Trials, Time Attack, and other non-user created racing events, vehicle damage will remain ON. This feature is designed for use in Hosted Sessions and Test Drive only.

- "Disable Decals & Numbers" is now a toggleable option when creating Hosted Sessions and Test Sessions via the "Car Options" dropdown.
- - With this option enabled, car numbers and car decals applied via the Paint Kit will not be displayed. Stockcar contingencies will also be removed.

- The Filtering and Sorting toolbar has been upgraded, separating filters into 3 different sections:
- - Sort = Orders the displayed information.
- - Categories = Filters by selected items.
- - Tags = Filters in ANY or ALL selected items.

- Race registration has been updated, and any errors that occur should be displayed more clearly.
- - These errors most often occur when trying to register for a Session for which you are already registered using a different car.

- For all Table Views, each column header can now be clicked to sort the table by the values of that column.
- - These sorts are saved when leaving the screen, or exiting the application.

- License restrictions for joining a Session no longer apply to Spectators.

- A new error modal window has been implemented that will catch some errors and display them.


iRacing BETA Interface - Current Series

- The Official Series section has been redesigned and optimized so that browsing the available Series is now faster and easier than ever before!
- - Users now have a page with all Current Series for the season displayed.
- - Clicking on any Series opens the Series modal window, which contains all available Sessions, a list of entries, schedule, and series information.
- - - Join an Official Session for the Series by selecting a Session to join.
- - - Click on "Entries" to see a list of all currently registered entrants, where you can spot, spectate, or join the session as a driver.
- - - "Schedule" and "Series Info" have all the details on the Series.
- - These changes result in dramatic performance improvements, and have been made to fix stuttering and responsiveness.

- Additional Current Series improvements include:
- - The "Search" function has been optimized.
- - Additional filtering options are now available at the top-right.
- - Tag filters can be set to match ALL selected Tags, or set to match ANY selected Tags in the dropdown menu.
- - - You can filter by Session details, such as if the Session is populated, has spectators, has friends, or has someone from your Watched Drivers list in the Session.
- - A Sessions filter has been added which matches Sessions that are currently "Open" for Registration as well as if a Session is "Ready Soon". Additionally, Practice, Qualifier and Race Sessions can be filtered individually.
- - For Table View, reduced the number of columns for improved legibility.
- - For Table View, the column formerly known as "Promo" has been renamed "MPR" for clarity.


iRacing BETA Interface - User-Created Races

- The retrieval of Session data has been optimized, to get you the data you need faster and more efficiently.

- Selecting individual cars or entire car classes, results in a more consistent interface.

- For creating Hosted Sessions, "Fixed Setups" and "Car Classes" have been moved to the "Car Options" dropdown.

- Car abbreviations now appear in the Hosted Session modal Entry List.

- The Admin list is now alphabetized by driver.

- Filtering enhancements:
- - Individual car categories have been added to the Filter dropdown menu.
- - "Owned" and "Unowned" have been added as Tags for cars.


iRacing BETA Interface - Time of Day

- Time of Day and Date/Time selection has been reworked to use sliders instead of the calendar.
- - Time carry over has been removed in favor of simply not adding a time offset to the Session you are configuring.
- - The estimated start time of a Session with zero offset is displayed for reference purposes. Moving the slider past zero will recalculate the date based on the starting time and the offset that you choose.
- - Moving the slider bar will increase the offset of that Session and the starting time displayed will change based on the offset.
- - When the offset carries over into the next day, the date will be displayed for reference.

- Date formatting has been changed to be more internationally friendly.


iRacing BETA Interface - Fixed Issues

- Fixed an issue where Starred items would require a page refresh to be visible.

- Fixed an issue in Current Series and User-Created Races where the team label would highlight a team for which the user did not belong.

- Fixed an issue in the Open Practice tab where clicking the left "Register" button in a register dropdown menu registers the user as a Spectator instead of a Driver.

- Fixed an issue where clicking the Active Connections button would cause the iRacing BETA Interface to error out.

- Fixed an issue when selecting a track, sometimes only the first track config would be displayed as a choice.

- Fixed an issue where opening a Hosted Session modal, joining a League Session, or launching a Test Drive could cause the application to error, and/or enter an unstable mode.


iRacing Membersite - General

- As of this 2019 Season 2 deployment, iRacing no longer officially supports the Internet Explorer web browser.
- - For some web browser alternatives and more information on what this means, check out this post:
- - http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/0/3639224.page#11436534


iRacing Membersite - League Seasons

- League Season Driver and League Team Points standings can now be viewed as Overall (All Car Classes/All Cars), by Car Class, by Car, or by Car In Class.

- League Seasons can now be configured to drop races by specifying the number of races to count toward the standings. This can be set when creating or editing a season and a points system is selected.
- - Races are dropped for an individual when the number they have participated in surpasses the number to count toward the standings.
- - Races are ordered by the total points after adjustments with the highest scoring races being kept. Only adjustments made from the race results screen apply when determining if the race is to be dropped or kept.

- League Seasons can now be edited to change the season name, the points system, or number of races to count. Edit a League Season by selecting it and then using the new "Edit" button in the header.
- - Changes to the points system apply only to Sessions run AFTER the change was made.
- - If the points system is changed from "Custom" to something else, the original Custom points schedule will be deleted.

- League Season points adjustments can now only be made from the standings when viewing the overall (All Car Classes/All Cars) to be more clear that these adjustments count toward all of the standings, not only for a specific car class or car.

- League Season points adjustments made from the standings view are added in after races have been dropped for an individual.

- A new points system has been added as an option for League Seasons called "Dirt" which corresponds to USAC's 2019 feature event points for non-Silver Crown races, as found in section 5.9 B. here: http://www.usacracing.com/assets/files/rules/2019/2019_part_4_Points.pdf


iRacing Membersite - League Heat Race Results

- For League Heat Races, the "Points" column now reflects the points earned in that segment.

- A new column called "Agg Points" has been added to the League Heat Race Results and reflects the total number of points earned from the first segment to the current segment.


iRacing Membersite - Spectator Sessions

- When Series Sessions that are available for spectating continue into the following race week, they will now be listed separately from the current race week sessions. Each list will be titled by the correct track name for the race week.

- Series Spectator Sessions are now first listed in order by license class (Rookie to Pro), then listed alphabetically within a license class.

- Hosted and League Spectator Sessions are now ordered by Session Name.

- Improved the performance of loading Spectator Sessions.


iRacing Downloader

- After applying the 2019 Season 2 update, the iRacing Downloader will now use IPv6 for its downloads if you have enabled iRacing to use this protocol, and you actually have IPv6 available. If a download attempt via IPv6 fails to connect, the downloader will retry using IPv4. If the download then succeeds using IPv4, the rest of your current download call will use IPv4.


Engine Model

- An engine cylinder compression torque model has been added to iRacing.
- - At low RPMs (below idle rpm), as the engine rotates it causes cycles of positive and negative torque to be generated as the individual pistons are being compressed then released. The amount of torque generated depends on the engine configuration parameters, such as compression ratio and number of cylinders. This allows the motor to stall out properly, and allows it to get "stuck" between cylinder compression torque peaks and not roll away if the car is in gear without the clutch being pressed. This also produces a jerky motion if the vehicle is rolling at very low rpm.
- - - The Anti-Stall Aid should be disabled in order to notice this in action, otherwise you will struggle to get the engine to go below idle.

- The Driving Shift Aid has been updated.
- - What was previously the "None" option was actually not none; it always left the Anti-Stall Clutch Aid on for you. With the updated engine stalling, we can finally let you turn the Anti-Stall Aid all the way off. Now, the "None" option really means no clutch aid at all. The "Anti-Stall Clutch" is now it's own option. If you had "None" selected previously, you will now have the "Anti-Stall Clutch" selected to maintain the same level of behavior you had before.
- - If you choose "None," it is very easy to stall the motor if you do not press the clutch in at the right moments. Watch out if you are in a car without a starter motor!
- - You will probably also want to turn the Auto-Starter Aid OFF and start the motor yourself.
- - When setting up a custom event, the Hardcore Level dropdown has a new entry for "Disallow all driving aids" that forces the Shift Aid to None.

- The engine startup sequence has been updated.
- - All cars now have engine ignition and starter noises.
- - The ignition/starter sequence remains a work in progress, and will be updated over time. Many cars will use a default sequence and share a generic set of sounds.
- - Cars with unique ignition/starter sounds are as follows:
- - - Audi Quattro GTO
- - - Audi R8 LMS GT3
- - - BMW M8 GTE
- - - BMW Z4 GT3
- - - Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1
- - - Chevrolet Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype
- - - Cadillac CTS-V Racecar
- - - Dallara DW12
- - - Dallara F3
- - - Dallara IR18
- - - Ferrari 488 GT3
- - - Ferrari 488 GTE
- - - Ford Falcon FG V8
- - - Ford GT
- - - Formula Renault 2.0
- - - Formula Renault 3.5
- - - Holden Commodore VF V8
- - - Indycar Dallara - 2011
- - - McLaren MP4-30
- - - Pro Mazda
- - - Skip Barber Formula 2000
- - - V8 Supercar Ford Falcon - 2012
- - - Williams-Toyota FW31

- Certain cars require the clutch pedal to be pressed (if the anti-stall clutch is not enabled) before the starter will operate:
- - Ford Mustang FR500S
- - Global Mazda MX-5 Cup
- - Mazda MX-5 Cup - 2015
- - Mazda MX-5 Roadster - 2015
- - Pontiac Solstice

- Certain cars have anti-stall clutch behavior built in to them, so even if you turn the Shift Aid to None, they will still have anti-stall.
- - Audi R18
- - Dallara DW12
- - Dallara IR18
- - McLaren MP4-30
- - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (991)
- - Porsche 919 Hybrid
- - Williams-Toyota FW31

- Direct drive cars with Shift Aid set to None will still use Anti-Stall Clutch Aid when in the pit stall, or in a starting grid location to allow you to start the car up and get rolling - at which time the Anti-Stall Aid is disabled, so you can stall the car if you spin or stop.

- The auto-starter has been updated.
- - When getting in a car, the auto-starter will wait about half a second before trying to start the car, instead of the instant you hit the Drive button. If you have stalled the car on track, the auto-starter waits 2 seconds (while stopped, in Neutral, or pressing the clutch) before trying to start the car. Pressing the throttle makes the auto-starter fire more quickly.


Tire Model

- The new version 7 (V7) tire model has been introduced on the Skip Barber Formula 2000.
- - This model has significant improvements to both rubber compound modeling and tire carcass dynamics modeling, and the feedback has been very positive for the few vehicles we have been testing it on. Only the RT2000 has undergone enough testing to release with this build, but we hope to put this tire model on every vehicle soon.

- The allowable cold pressure range has been opened up to allow pressures that are, frankly, too low (14 psi) all the way up to too high (45 psi), but we feel it is important to allow you to push the boundaries so we can better find out if the tire is behaving reasonably. Running at too low a pressure can give you a very evil car. High speed corners and low tire pressures do not work well together. Which tire pressure is optimal will vary from track to track, and sometimes you may find compromising one part of a track is worth extra speed in other parts of that track. Also remember that average lap time is often more important than best lap time, so don’t forget to average in extra time caused by spins! In other words, if you’re having trouble racing on low pressures, try raising them.


League Racing

- League Season Heat Racing events can now earn Season points.
- - The Feature Race is allocated points based on the Season's selected points system.
- - Qualifying, Heats, and Consolation Races are only allocated points if they are configured to do so and the points system is not "None".
- - Points schedules and rules for Qualifying, Heats, and Consolation Races are based on USAC's 2019 points schedules for non-Silver Crown races, as found in section 5.9 B. here: http://www.usacracing.com/assets/files/rules/2019/2019_part_4_Points.pdf
- - - Qualifying allocates points to the first six positions, 6 points for first, and decreasing by 1 for each subsequent position.
- - - Heats allocate points to the first eight positions, 8 points for first, and decreasing by 1 for each subsequent position. However, if Consolation Races are configured to receive points, then positions 5 through 8 only receive their points if they advanced directly to the Feature.
- - - Consolation Races allocate points to the first eight positions, 4 points for first and decreasing by 1 for each subsequent position with 4th through 8th receiving 1 point. However, participants earning Heat Race points will not also receive Consolation Race points.
- - - Stacked Consolation Races only allocate points for the final Consolation Race. Non-Stacked Consolation Race allocate points to each Consolation Race.
- - - - Custom points will be supported in a later release.


Heat Racing

- The method in which drivers are appended to the Feature Race's starting grid when there is more than one non-stacked Consolation Race has been updated.
- - Previously, the specified number of drivers that advanced from a Consolation Race were appended to the Feature starting grid from the results of the first Consolation Race, then that number from the results of the second Consolation Race were added, etc.. Now, the winner of the first Consolation Race is added to the Feature grid, then the winner of the second Consolation Race is added, etc., followed by the 2nd place finisher of the first Consolation Race, then the 2nd place finisher of the second Consolation Race, etc., until the specified number of drivers have been taken from all of the Consolation Races.


Dynamic Track

- The system for calculating track temperature as reported to the user in the Info tab and telemetry has been improved.


Dynamic Sky

- Fixed an issue where Dynamic Weather mode would sometimes use the default cloud cover.


Dirt Racing

- Reduction to tire grip on dirt surfaces as the hardpan is approached has been amplified.


Pit Stops

- Rule changes for GTE pit stops have been implemented.
- - Cars must now re-fuel first and may only change tires once re-fueling is complete. This takes into account the real-life WEC rules for the 2019/20 season.


Rendering

- Fixed an issue where teammates could not see the steering wheel rotate.


High-Dynamic Range (HDR)

- This release includes a preliminary version of High Dynamic-Range (HDR) rendering. When it is enabled the Simulator uses HDR render targets for items such as mirrors, environment maps, main render targets, and even HDR display back buffers. Previously, very bright pixels would be clamped to “fit” into Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) formats. This clamping causes important information about the actual brightness of bright pixels to be lost and to be treated as less bright than they should be treated. HDR rendering allows the bright pixels to be rendered without loss of information, and used during many internal rendering steps, limiting the loss of brightness to only the final step of converting to the display. HDR rendering drastically improves the quality of rendering, and also provides for additional future effects (this is a very early version!). And, when coupled with an HDR display, it allows for an expanded color gamut and extremely bright sun and solar reflections to actually be displayed at higher intensity than the rest of the scene on the display. HDR does not require an HDR display to provide most of the visual benefits because many of the benefits occur before the conversion to the display, but HDR displays benefit the most.

- Support has been added for HDR displays, such as HDR10 televisions and monitors. The Simulator can now be configured to output HDR formats to an HDR display via an HDR10 frame buffer (10-bits per color channel instead of 8), or an HDR16F frame buffer (16-bit floats per color channel). When using HDR16F, the Simulator renders a special expanded color space (BT. 2020) using a special gamma (ST.2084). When rendering in HDR10 mode the Simulator just outputs the smaller color space BT.709 (HDTV color). However, Windows or the device driver may do conversions in either case, so you likely want to try both. When used in conjunction with HDR rendering, very bright sun and solar reflections can be displayed on screen, and the expanded color space looks incredible. You almost certainly need to be in full-screen modes when using these formats, especially HDR16F. If the Simulator leaves full screen, the colors may look blown out, and you may need to press Alt+Enter to get back into full-screen.

- To enable HDR rendering without an HDR display, all you need to do is check the “HDR rendering” checkbox on the Graphics Options screen, and restart the Simulator for it to take effect. When HDR rendering is checked, bloom is also checked, and cannot/should not be unchecked for best results. Enabling this option will use more video memory to store the extra large image formats, but higher end cards should have plenty of memory for this.

- To enable an HDR display, you will need to run the iRacing graphics auto-config and select an HDR10 or HDR16F mode from the resolution dialog, this will automatically force on HDR rendering and bloom. Try both HDR modes and select whichever works best for you. HDR10 uses slightly less memory, but HDR16F looks best in many cases due to the expanded color space. If the graphics auto-config does not present either of those modes, then you first need to setup your HDR display properly in Windows 10. HDR displays only work with Windows 10, and only when connected with higher-end display port 1.4 or HDMI 2.0 connections. And, in the Windows 10 display settings, the display first needs to be setup to be HDR. See the Windows 10 HDR settings in the Windows Settings -> Display Settings. If you cannot get Windows to first recognize the display as HDR and allow you to toggle it into HDR mode for gaming, you will be unable to get the Simulator to provide the HDR modes via DX11. Please note, you may need to also alter a setting inside the HDR display’s menus to enable HDR mode on the desired input, this is very common, before Windows will detect it as HDR capable. HDR display modes will not work on very old versions of Windows 10, and will not work at all on Windows 7.


Visual Effects

- Photographer spectators have been spotted using flash photography in the stands, and around the track!
- - These spectators will light-up their flashbulbs throughout a session, especially when there's some serious action going on!

- Visual effects generated via PopcornFX should now better obey a users' selected minimum detail level.


Virtual Reality

- A form of nVidia’s simultaneous multi-projection, named Single Pass Stereo (SPS), has been added to help optimize VR rendering. SPS allows the Simulator to render the scene for one eye, and then GPU, via shaders and SPS, create the image for the other eye, without the Simulator needing to submit the entire scene a second time. This reduces the CPU load of the rendering thread and increases the frame rate, especially for the largest and most complex scenes when the frame rate would be lowest.
- - SPS requires a supporting nVidia GPU with a newer device driver installed. GTX1000 and GTX2000 series GPUs, with device drivers after v390 support it. The option is called “SPS” on the Graphics Options screen, and it will be enabled by default if your device driver reports that your GPU supports it. If the SPS option is disabled in the Graphics Options screen, and you have a supported GPU, try a newer device driver.

- Fixed an issue when using VR where the mouse cursor could get stuck on a "curved screen mode" while using the iRacing BETA Interface, even when not on a curved screen.


Audio

- Ignition and starter sequences remain a work-in-progress, and will be updated over time.
- - Currently, many cars will use a default audio sequence and will share a generic set of sounds.
- - Cars with unique ignition and starter sounds are as follows:
- - - Audi Quattro GTO
- - - Audi R8 LMS GT3
- - - BMW M8 GTE
- - - BMW Z4 GT3
- - - Cadillac CTS-V Racecar
- - - Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1
- - - Chevrolet Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype
- - - Dallara DW12
- - - Dallara F3
- - - Dallara IR18
- - - Ferrari 488 GT3
- - - Ferrari 488 GTE
- - - Ford GT
- - - Ford Falcon FG V8
- - - Formula Renault 2.0
- - - Formula Renault 3.5
- - - Holden Commodore VF V8
- - - Indycar Dallara - 2011
- - - McLaren MP4-30
- - - Pro Mazda
- - - Skip Barber Formula 2000
- - - Williams-Toyota FW31

- All cars have had their engine load sounds modified to be more sensitive to subtle changes in throttle levels.

- All gear shift volumes for all cars have been adjusted.


Driver

- Additional detailing has been added to the driver's gloves.


Animated Pit Crew

- The animated pit crew will now look directly at your car as it approaches and leaves.

- The animated Indycar Pit Crew has been training all season, and is now 10% faster!

- The reflectivity of skin-tones in light has been reduced slightly.

- The air wrench hose movements have been smoothed a bit, and should appear less jaggy.


Pace Car

- A new pace car model, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (991), has been added to the iRacing service!

- The default Road pace car is now the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (991).


Replay

- When playing through a Session change, the system will look forward for data to prepare the replay world for the new session.
- - This fixes an issue on Session transitions where the track in replays could appear to have a stripe-pattern effect. This was being caused by data from the previous Session being used to create the track state, only then to have it overwritten in chunks with the new data.


Cameras

- While using the camera tool, blimp velocity may now be a negative number, so it can rotate in both directions.


Admin Commands

- A new Admin Command, "!trackstate", has been added.
- - This command allows an Admin to view and change the track state of the NEXT Session.
- - - This is intended especially for dirt racing, to allow Admins to make on-the-fly changes to the track (like simulating some re-prep before the feature for example).
- - - - You can type “!trackstate” with no arguments to see the track state for the next session. You can adjust it by putting a number as an argument, like “!trackstate 30” (“!trackstate 30%” is safe and will work too). If you go with say “!trackstate -1” or any negative number less than that, you’ll get carry over in the next session (0 means 0% usage).


Telemetry

- A new telemetry variable, "PitsOpen" has been added. This variable is true if you are currently able to receive service in your pit.

- A new telemetry variable, "PlayerCarInPitStall" has been added. This variable is true if you are stopped in your stall and parked cleanly so that you can receive service.


Peripherals

- The Fanatec API has been updated to the latest version.


EasyAntiCheat

- The iRacing software has been updated with the latest EasyAntiCheat libraries.



CARS:

Audi R18

- The car number font has been adjusted to better match the real world version.

- The blue lights on the FIA safety display will now flash when Cautions are out.


BMW M8 GTE

- NEW CAR!
- - The BMW M8 GTE has been added to the iRacing roster of vehicles!
- - The twin-turbo, V8 powered beast joins the already impressive lineup of GTE cars in iRacing. With over 500 bhp, the flagship racing car from BMW competes around the world in series including the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship. In iRacing, you will see the M8 in the multiclass IMSA Series as well as the iRacing Le Mans and iRacing Le Mans Endurance series. A front engine car, the BMW has already earned a reputation for being tough to pass due to its performance and size. iRacers will have the opportunity to race the M8 wheel to wheel against the Porsche RSR, Ford GT, and Ferrari 488 and find out for themselves which of the GTE cars will reign supreme.


BMW Z4 GT3

- Starter and compressor sound levels have been adjusted.


Cadillac CTS-V Racecar

- Fixed an issue where the wing supports would disappear whenever the car was damaged.

- Fixed an issue where the digital display digits were sometimes not at the correct brightness.


Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1

- Fixed an issue where some display digits were not illuminating correctly.

- Season setups have been updated.


Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

- Season setups have been updated.


Dallara F3

- Currently, there is a known issue where the tire warmers are not working for this vehicle during Race Sessions. We are still investigating, and do not currently have a timeline for a fix.
- - Please note that the car was only intended to have tire warmers during Race Sessions, so it does not have tire warmers at all.


Dallara IR18

- Tire grip has been reduced slightly at road tracks.

- New 2019 rear speedway wicker options added. Full length front speedway wicker has been removed due to season rules.

- Minimum fuel capacity is now 0.25 KG.

- Vehicle branding has been adjusted for the 2019 season.

- Fixed an issue where the inside of the hubs were not rendering when the tires were removed.

- Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Late Model

- (ALL) - Front packer garage increment adjustment has been changed from 1/4" to 1/16".

- (ALL) - World of Outlaws branding has been updated.

- (ALL) - Minimum damping is now enforced while the car is in the garage.
- - Damper adjustments will no longer influence heights and weights while the car is sitting in the garage.

- (ALL) - Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Midget

- Damper adjustments will no longer influence heights and weights while the car is sitting in the garage.

- Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Sprint Car

- (ALL) - Damper adjustments will no longer influence heights and weights while the car is sitting in the garage.

- (ALL) - Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Sprint Car - Non-Winged

- (ALL) - Cockpit adjustable dampers have been re-enabled per latest USAC rules.

- (ALL) - Damper adjustments will no longer influence heights and weights while the car is sitting in the garage.

- (ALL) - Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Street Stock

- Season setups have been updated.


Dirt U.M.P. Modified

- Minimum damping is now enforced while the car is in the garage.
- - Damper adjustments will no longer influence heights and weights while the car is sitting in the garage.

- Season setups have been updated.


Ferrari 488 GT3

- Season setups have been updated.


Ferrari 488 GTE

- The car number font has been adjusted to better match the real world version.

- Baseline setup has been adjusted.


Ford Fiesta RS WRC

- Season setups have been updated.


Ford GT - 2017

- The car number font has been adjusted to better match the real world version.

- Baseline setup has been adjusted.


Ford GT GT3

- Season setups have been updated.


Formula Renault 3.5

- Legal pushrods length have been increased.

- Non-adjustable bumpstops have been altered to better assist with suspension over-travel concerns.


Legends Ford '34 Coupe

- (ALL) - The rear wheel mass position has been adjusted slightly.


Lotus 49

- Fixed an issue with the mirrors rendering incorrectly.


NASCAR Camping World Chevrolet Silverado

- Vehicle branding and ruleset have been updated for the 2019 NASCAR season.

- Minimum and maximum tire pressure limits have been adjusted.

- Brake and gearbox settings have been simplified by track type.

- Steering offset variable has been reduced to +/- 15 degrees.

- Small changes to drafting to improve suckup at Super Speedway tracks.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Camping World Toyota Tundra

- Vehicle branding and ruleset have been updated for the 2019 NASCAR season.

- Minimum and maximum tire pressure limits have been adjusted.

- Brake and gearbox settings have been simplified by track type.

- Steering offset variable has been reduced to +/- 15 degrees.

- Small changes to drafting to improve suckup at Super Speedway tracks.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala

- Diff ranges have been opened to allow for any ratio at any track.

- Vehicle branding and ruleset have been updated for the 2019 NASCAR season.

- Minimum and maximum tire pressure limits have been adjusted.

- Brake and gearbox settings have been simplified by track type.

- Steering offset variable has been reduced to +/- 15 degrees.

- Small changes to drafting to improve suckup at Super Speedway tracks.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - 2018

- Short Tracks/RC will use 750hp engine and INTS and SS will use 550hp engine.

- 2019 spec aero packages have been applied.

- Contingency decals and branding have been updated for the 2019 NASCAR season.

- Aero grills have been implemented for this vehicle.

- Minimum and maximum tire pressure limits have been adjusted.

- Brake and gearbox settings have been simplified by track type.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet SS

- Contingency decals and branding have been updated for the 2019 NASCAR season.

- Minimum and maximum tire pressure limits have been adjusted.

- Brake and gearbox settings have been simplified by track type.

- Small changes to drafting to improve suckup at Super Speedway tracks.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Fusion

- Short Tracks/RC will use 750hp engine and INTS and SS will use 550hp engine.

- 2019 spec aero packages have been applied.

- Contingency decals and branding have been updated for the 2019 NASCAR season.

- Aero grills have been implemented for this vehicle.

- Minimum and maximum tire pressure limits have been adjusted.

- Brake and gearbox settings have been simplified by track type.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry

- Short Tracks/RC will use 750hp engine and INTS and SS will use 550hp engine.

- 2019 spec aero packages have been applied.

- Contingency decals and branding have been updated for the 2019 NASCAR season.

- Aero grills have been implemented for this vehicle.

- Minimum and maximum tire pressure limits have been adjusted.

- Brake and gearbox settings have been simplified by track type.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Nationwide Chevrolet Impala - 2011

- Diff ranges have been opened to allow for any ratio at any track.

- Minimum and maximum tire pressure limits have been adjusted.

- Brake and gearbox settings have been simplified by track type.

- Small changes to drafting to improve suckup at Super Speedway tracks.


NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevrolet Impala COT - 2013

- Diff ranges have been opened to allow for any ratio at any track.

- Minimum and maximum tire pressure limits have been adjusted.

- Brake and gearbox settings have been simplified by track type.

- Steering offset variable has been reduced to +/- 15 degrees.

- Small changes to drafting to improve suckup at Super Speedway tracks.


NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado - 2013

- Diff ranges have been opened to allow for any ratio at any track.

- Minimum and maximum tire pressure limits have been adjusted.

- Brake and gearbox settings have been simplified by track type.

- Steering offset variable has been reduced to +/- 15 degrees.

- Small changes to drafting to improve suckup at Super Speedway tracks.


NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro

- Contingency decals and branding have been updated for the 2019 NASCAR season.

- Minimum and maximum tire pressure limits have been adjusted.

- Brake and gearbox settings have been simplified by track type.

- Steering offset variable has been reduced to +/- 15 degrees.

- Small changes to drafting to improve suckup at Super Speedway tracks.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang

- Contingency decals and branding have been updated for the 2019 NASCAR season.

- Minimum and maximum tire pressure limits have been adjusted.

- Brake and gearbox settings have been simplified by track type.

- Steering offset variable has been reduced to +/- 15 degrees.

- Small changes to drafting to improve suckup at Super Speedway tracks.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Camry

- Contingency decals and branding have been updated for the 2019 NASCAR season.

- Minimum and maximum tire pressure limits have been adjusted.

- Brake and gearbox settings have been simplified by track type.

- Steering offset variable has been reduced to +/- 15 degrees.

- Small changes to drafting to improve suckup at Super Speedway tracks.

- Season setups have been updated.


Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (991)

- Rear wing has been strengthened to reduce the likelihood of damage from small impacts.


Porsche 911 RSR

- 2019 Season 2 GTE BoP:
- - Slightly reduced aero drag for higher topspeed.
- - Aero downforce has been decreased slightly.
- - Fuel consumption has been increased slightly to compensate for reduced aero drag.

- Baseline setup has been adjusted.

- The car number font has been adjusted to better match the real world version.


Porsche 919 Hybrid

- The car number font has been adjusted to better match the real world version.

- The blue lights on the FIA safety display will now flash when Cautions are out.


Radical SR8

- Idle speeds have been increased.

- Season setups have been updated.


Ruf RT 12R

- (Track) - Season setups have been updated.


Silver Crown

- Season setups have been updated.


Skip Barber Formula 2000

- The long awaited V7 Tires are now implemented on this vehicle!
- - Please take them out for some vigorous testing, and let us know what you think. We are looking to gather feedback before fully implementing these on all vehicles.

- Allowable tire pressure range has been adjusted to 14 to 45 psi.

- New in-car, on-board, and chase engine sounds, as well as starter, ignition, gear shift, and engine limiter sounds have been added for this vehicle.

- Baseline setup has been updated.


Sprint Car

- Season setups have been updated.


Subaru WRX STI

- Fixed an issue with rendering artifacts on the side mirrors.


Super Late Model

- Various vehicle updates, including:
- - New aerodynamic information applied.
- - Brakes have been altered to better match car performance after aero updates.
- - Small Front-end geometry tuning.
- - 3" ride heights are now legal in the garage.

- Season setups have been updated.


VW Beetle GRC

- Season setups have been updated.


Williams-Toyota FW31

- Fixed an issue where some display digits were not illuminating correctly.



TRACKS:

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

- (ALL) - The fixed cubemaps for this track has been adjusted for better visual reflections.

- (ALL) - Fixed an issue where some walls would colorfully flicker at night when headlights shone on them.


Charlotte Motor Speedway

- NEW TRACK CONFIGURATIONS!
- - A fully re-scanned and re-built version of Charlotte Motor Speedway was released in the 2019 Season 1 build, but it only included the Roval. With this release, we have have added numerous additional track configurations. These were built using the updated laser scan data. These new configs are as follows:
- - Oval - The full oval track used by NASCAR.
- - Roval Long - An alternate version of the Roval which uses an additional track area in the infield to create a longer version of the track. This track is 2.42 miles in length.
- - Legends Oval - The standard Legends oval using parts of the oval and pit road.
- - Legends RC Short - A 0.72 mile road configuration using a short area of the infield road course.
- - Legends RC Medium - A 1.25 mile road configuration using an expanded area of the infield road course.
- - Legends RC Long - A 1.5 mile road configuration using an even more expanded area of the infield road course and parts of the NASCAR oval and pit road.

- This current version of Charlotte Motor Speedway appears on the website as "Charlotte Motor Speedway". The original Charlotte is still available for historical reasons and appears on the website as "Charlotte Motor Speedway - 2016".


Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans

- The color of gravel trap tire marks has been adjusted.


Circuit of the Americas

- Fixed an issue where some walls were not visible on lower graphics settings.


Daytona International Speedway

- TRACK UPGRADE!
- - The Daytona Rising real-world track facility upgrades have been implemented at our digital version of this legendary speedway!
- - - The art team has also overhauled much of the environment to bring it up to the latest and greatest specs!


Twin Ring Motegi

- (Oval) - Animated pit crews have been enabled on this track configuration.


Nürburgring

- A preliminary version of night lighting has been added to all configurations of Nürburgring, including the GP Circuit, Nordschleife, and Combined circuits. We do not consider this project finished and still plan to place additional lighting, but consider this an early-access preview!





2019S1




This release includes some fixes and updates for 2019 Season 1.



CHANGE LOGS:

Membersite

- The Membersite has been updated with the ability to select to use Dynamic Sky when creating a Hosted Session, and when using the TEST panel!


Connectivity

- Fixed a bug that could cause cars to temporarily disappear if the Race Server hit a particular error condition.

- Fixed a bug that could cause the set of cars that the Race server sends to a user to not necessarily be the cars that are closest.
- - This could occur in two different situations: while a spectator in a Session, or if there was a network hiccup that caused a user to briefly "wink-out" inside the Race Server (the kind of error that could lead to laps being marked "discontinuity").


Race Control

- Fixed an issue where if a gained time checkpoint gets triggered in an area at or inside a very sharp corner of track geometry, the car could appear to already be before the checkpoint and cause the rule to immediately think the car had already yielded enough time and cancel the gained time tracking before it even started.


Heat Racing

- Fixed a bug in the formation of the Feature Race starting grid that could improperly restrict the number of cars that make it into the Feature.

- Fixed an issue where the results of drivers who would not run in the Feature Race where included in the pre-Feature Warmup Session results.


Pit Stops

- Improvements have been made to the wing and clip replacement algorithms so that now the repair timer is aware of them. It will report their progress as part of the required repairs countdown timer. This should help clarify when a car is still actively receiving repairs.
- - This change effects the following vehicles:
- - - Chevrolet Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype = Nose replacement. Work only begins after the car comes off jacks.
- - - Indycar Dallara - 2011 = Front wing replacement. Work only begins after coming off jacks.
- - - Dallara DW12 = Front and rear wing replacements. Work only begins after coming off jacks.
- - - Dallara F3 = Front and rear wing replacements. Front wing work begins while on jacks, and rear wing work begins only after coming off jacks.
- - - Dallara IR18 = Front and rear wing replacements. Work only begins after coming off jacks.
- - - Formula Renault 2.0 = Front and rear wing replacements. Front wing work begins while on jacks, and rear wing work begins only after coming off jacks.
- - - Formula Renault 3.5 = Front and rear wing replacements. Front wing work begins while on jacks, and rear wing work begins only after coming off jacks.
- - - McLaren MP4-30 = Front wing replacement. Work only progresses while on jacks.
- - - Williams-Toyota FW31 = Front wing replacement. Work only progresses while on jacks.


Controls

- During controls calibration, the Num Pad Enter key is now accepted when prompted.


Customer Service

- Some functionality has been added to help customer service get the content version numbers for installed content to help diagnose loading errors.



CARS:

Cadillac CTS-V Racecar

- Fixed an issue where this vehicle's brake lights were not working during the day.


Dirt Late Model

- (ALL) - Clutch pedal functionality has been removed from these vehicles.
- - This was done to prevent a reported corner exit "clutch dump" exploit. Drivers should no longer be able to use the clutch pedal in these cars.


Dirt U.M.P. Modified

- Clutch pedal functionality has been removed from this vehicle.
- - This was done to prevent a reported corner exit "clutch dump" exploit. Drivers should no longer be able to use the clutch pedal in this car.


Formula Renault 3.5

- Durability strength of the rear plank collision spheres have been increased by 50%.


Porsche 911 RSR

- Fixed a minor aesthetic issue with the rear of the vehicle model.



TRACKS:

Daytona International Speedway

- The gained-time checkpoints at the hairpin turns have been updated to correctly penalize people using the inner road surface as a shortcut. This change adds about 1.5 seconds to the gained-time penalty.


Daytona International Speedway - 2007

- The gained-time checkpoints at the hairpin turns have been updated to correctly penalize people using the inner road surface as a shortcut. This change adds about 1.5 seconds to the gained-time penalty.









This has been deployed.






This release includes several fixes and updates for 2019 Season 1.



CHANGE LOGS:


Tires

- The tire heat response for oval tracks has been reverted to the 2018 Season 4 system.
- - This should help to make multi-lane racing more viable and competitive.


Pit Stops

- Fixed an issue where drivers could get stuck in the pits when having a damaged wing with the Dallara DW12 or the Indycar Dallara - 2011.

- Fixed an issue where the pit crew would continually turn the car off during lengthy repairs, even when the driver was trying to turn it back on.


Porsche 911 RSR

- Adjustments have been made to several vehicle paint schemes.









This release includes a variety of fixes and updates for 2019 Season 1.



CHANGE LOGS:


iRacing BETA Interface Update Release Notes [00.10.108]


Sessions

- Active Practice Sessions can now be launched from the Open Practice tab of the Official Series section on the interface.

- The License column has been added to the Pending Sessions in the table view.

- Performance improvements have been made for browsing the Official Sessions section at peak usage times.


Time of Day

- Updates have been made to how Session Duration is handled using the Time of Day options.
- - A reference table has been added to this section to show the duration of each Session type in a race weekend and if any of them exceed 32 hours in simulated length. This table is accessible from the Time Limit panel of the Session Options.
- - A red warning pill will now be displayed on the duration slider for scheduling server time if the Session duration is exceeded.
- - An alert message is displayed if any Sessions' simulated lengths are in excess of the allowable maximum of 32 hours.


Time Attack

- The Time Attack Results page has been completely rewritten.
- - This should solve many of the issues seen with it in past releases and make it faster and more reliable.


Leagues

- When hitting "back" from League search, results are now auto-submitted to show the pool of results again.

- Removed the pound sign (#) from the "# of League Members" column when viewed in table-view.

- League Owners may now correctly boot League Members.

- A confirm dialog has been added for creating a new League, as this action uses currency.

- A modal menu has been added to recharge iRacing Credits when creating a League if you do not have sufficient funds to create the League.

- Hosted League Session names are no longer being set automatically.


Filtering

- Checking off multiple tags now returns content that matches any of the selected tags, instead of all selected tags together.


Paint Kit

- Fixed several issues where the Paint Kit could say "Changes Not Saved!" when in fact the changes were saved.


Updater

- The Update button will now only be processed once, even when both a car and a track need updates when using the interface in the table view.




iRacing Simulator Update Release Notes [2019.01.09.01]


Rendering

- Fixed an issue where crowds would not fade correctly when the environment was foggy.

- Fixed an issue with nVidia3D not rendering the sky correctly.


Heat Racing

- Fixed an issue that was allowing a Session in a Heat Racing Event to back-up in time if one or more sessions prior to it ended up being skipped.


Pit Stops

- Fixed an issue where a tire could move under your car during a pit stop with the animated NASCAR pit crew.


Chat

- Fixed an issue that prevented switching to the "@TEAM" radio frequency using the "@transmit" chat command.


Admin Commands

- Fixed the chat output error message for trying to make a user an Admin when the user is already an Admin.


Macros

- Text chat macros now properly ignore any trailing "$" characters at the end of a line when typing macros into the chat window.
- - The "$" character is only applied when typing commands into the text chat macro box and it indicates the command should be executed immediately, it has no meaning when typed into a chat window directly.


Telemetry

- A new telemetry value, "DRS_Count" has been added that counts how many times DRS was used on the Formula Renault 3.5.


Dallara F3

- Adjustable master cylinders have been added to fine-tune brake feel. A realistic range of master cylinder diameters has been implemented.
- - Maximum pedal force and brake pad friction have also been adjusted so line pressures are in a realistic range.


Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (991)

- An update has been made to the V6 tire construction and compound. These changes should provide faster response without losing over-the-limit controllability.


Charlotte Motor Speedway

- Fixed an issue where segments of the track could sometimes appear transparent.


The Chili Bowl

- A new dynamic track initialization algorithm has been applied to this track, which adjusts the berm's water content.
- - This should make racing on the berm impractical.










This release includes The Chili Bowl dirt oval track, and the fully animated IndyCar pit crews for all Dallara models! We've also included some fixes to keep your racing at top-notch to help you bring in the new year. Happy Holidays!


CHANGE LOG:



UPDATES:

iRacing BETA Interface

- Fixed a background issue that was causing some users to experience a slow response when taking some interface actions.


Rendering

- A curative elixir has been given to all crew members who were suffering from a metallic skin condition. Hopefully, there are no lasting side effects.

- Fixed an issue where headlight flare effects were not rendering correctly during the day.

- Fixed an issue where the sky was not appearing behind the rest of the scene, and at a distance in 3D, when using nVidia3D.


Dynamic Sky

- Fixed an issue where track-side objects could turn black at twilight when vehicle headlights were disabled.

- Some diffuse light is now added to the reflections of objects at night. This will correct an issue, as seen on the cones at Lime Rock Park, where reflective areas could appear black at night.

- Fixed an issue where static shadows on the track surface were not turning on or off when getting in or out of a car with different Replay vs Graphics settings.

- Fixed an issue with cloud lighting where it would incorrectly dim and then get brighter again at sunset and sunrise.


Time of Day

- The "Clock:" label has been changed to "Sim Time:" on the Replay screen.

- The short day-of-week name has been added to the displayed value, and changed the color of the value from red to black so that it does not stand out as much as the Session Time.


Pit Stops

- Fully animated IndyCar pit crews have been hired to work on all Dallara models!
- - Dallara DW12
- - Dallara F3
- - Dallara IR18
- - Indycar Dallara - 2011
- - - Be sure to take a pit stop with one of these cars to see the team in action!

- A rule change for GTE pit stops has been implemented.
- - Cars must now re-fuel first and may only change tires once re-fueling is complete. This addresses both Members' requests and the anticipated change in real-life WEC rules for the 2019/20 season.


Telemetry

- The variable name "dc" has been changed to "dp" based on if a driver control is tied to the F7 black box or not.

- Fixed an issue where the "TimeOfDay:" and "Date:" strings were not being pulled correctly.



CARS:

Dallara IR18

- Fixed an issue where some wheels on opponent cars were not spinning correctly or were floating above the ground.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - 2018

- Additional details have been added to more distant LODs of this vehicle to reduce popping seen when the model and textures down-sample.



TRACKS:

Charlotte Motor Speedway

- The flagger is now properly situated in his box.

- Removed some of the extra blue cones that block off the old Roval configuration road.

- Fixed a bump located at the exit of the infield road course near the light pole, and stitched up a terrain seam under the pit-out wall.


The Chili Bowl

- NEW TRACK!
- - The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, a brand new indoor dirt oval track, is now available for purchase in the iRacing Store!
- - Located at the Tulsa Expo Center in Oklahoma, racers from around the country across multiple disciplines come together to bear witness to what has been dubbed the 'Super Bowl of Midget Racing'. The Chili Bowl Midget Nationals is a prestigious dirt racing event that has seen the likes of Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Christopher Bell, Kyle Larson, Rico Abreu, and the Swindell family fill the grids. The inaugural Chili Bowl was organized by Lanny Edwards and partner Emmett Hahn. It was named after a local company who sponsored the first event. The race has been hosted at the Tulsa Expo Center since it was founded in 1987. The inaugural 1987 event consisted of 52 midgets competing in the 2-day event. The event now consists of four days of qualifiers for the Saturday night A-main event. The Chili Bowl's key ingredient is the clay which once covered the adjacent fairgrounds. Without sun or wind to harm it, the indoor garden (roughly a quarter-mile circle) is heavily saturated so that the boldest dirt track artists of our time can truly shine. It accommodates over two hundred race rigs, bleachers for thousands of people, and an ever-growing trade show. To stroll the aisles of Tulsa's QuikTrip Center, the home of The Golden Driller, is to rub shoulders with champions from across America.

- Grab yourself a helping of the fabled indoor dirt oval from the iRacing Store!


Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans

- Additional lightmaps have been added for greater detail at night.


Williams Grove Speedway

- Fixed a terrain seam located on an access road on T2 outside access road.









This release focuses on fixing issues introduced with the 2019 Season 1 Release.


CHANGE LOG:



UPDATES:

iRacing BETA Interface

- Various performance efficiency and stability upgrades have been made to the system.

- Fixed a logic error for Start & End dates for Time Attack Competitions (in UTC).

- League IDs are now hidden in User Created races that are not for Leagues.

- Various League section updates and fixes.

- Added a stability update for data being requested when it potentially can't back itself up.


Rendering

- Fixed an issue where a noticeable stutter could appear when getting in/out of a vehicle, especially at a large track.


Dynamic Sky

- Slightly boosted the minimum lightness of the sky and clouds.

- The sky is no longer forced the redraw when switching cameras while using Low Sky Detail. This should help to alleviate a large stutter. Also, the threshold for the distance between the switching cameras where a redraw is required has been increased when using High Sky Detail, to help avoid it triggering unnecessarily.


Time Trial

- Fixed an issue that was causing all Time Trial Sessions to have moving sun and clouds.


Paint Kit

- A new sponsor, Fury, has been added to the paint kit!


Controls

- Knob calibration has been improved to make position detection more reliable.

- Fixed a corruption issue in the "controls.cfg" file that could cause some controls to fail to map to the correct control type.

- Fixed a calibration issue with Fanatec wheel rotary knobs being off by a value of one.

- Fixed an issue where Auto-Ignition would be turned on if Auto-Start was enabled and a user selected to turn off Manual Ignition.


Telemetry

- "Date:" will now be output next to "TimeOfDay:" in the session string.

- Fixed an issue where the weekend start time was not being output correctly to telemetry via the "WeekendInfo:WeekendOptions:TimeOfDay:" session string entry.

- Older "TrackTemp" telemetry reading has been deprecated in favor of "TrackTempCrew".
- - For now, "TrackTemp" is set to, "TrackTempCrew" for backwards compatibility.



CARS:

Dallara F3

- Corrected a significant problem in the aero calculations, particularly as you adjust aero packages and wing settings in the Garage. Adjustments will now be directionally correct (reducing wing angles will reduce both downforce and drag), and should be more in-line with real-world performance.

- Updated the damage model to prevent the aero balance from moving too far when damaged.

- Removed the option of fitting front torsion bars with 0 diameter.

- Currently, there is a known issue where the tire warmers are not working for this vehicle during Race Sessions. We are still investigating, and do not currently have a timeline for a fix.
- - Please note that the car was only intended to have tire warmers during Race Sessions, so it does not have tire warmers at all.


Dallara IR18

- The tread pattern on the tires used by this vehicle should now appear more worn.


Ferrari 488 GT3

- Rev limiter and pit limiter audio has been improved.


Ferrari 488 GTE

- Rev limiter and pit limiter audio has been improved.


Formula Renault 3.5

- Car collision durability has been increased, and the collision spheres for the sidepods have been raised slightly.

- Aero limits, heights, and DRS status have been added for telemetry.

- Wing position and DRS status will now correctly be displayed on opponent vehicles.


Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

- Fixed an issue where this vehicle would take tires and fuel every time it was reset.


HPD ARX-01c

- Fixed an issue where some digits were not displaying correctly on the digital display.


Mazda MX-5 Cup - 2015

- Fixed an issue where this vehicle would take tires and fuel every time it was reset.


Mazda MX-5 Roadster - 2015

- Fixed an issue where this vehicle would take tires and fuel every time it was reset.


McLaren MP4-12C GT3

- Fixed an issue where some digits were not displaying correctly on the digital display.


Porsche 911 RSR

- Fixed an issue where the color of the LEDs above opponent cars' doors at night displayed incorrectly.


Ruf RT 12R

- Season setups have been updated.



TRACKS:

Charlotte Motor Speedway

- Grounded a floating safety vehicle located on the T4 oval access road.

- Unburied campers located on the hill outside of oval T2.

- Fixed an issue with a fence drawing through the wall on the inside of T6.


Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans

- Adjusted the lighting at night.


Okayama International Circuit

- Smoothed a bump located in the runoff area of T5, and a blue merge cone has been added at pit exit.


Sonoma Raceway

- Fixed an issue with the gain-time checkpoint at T4.

- New race lines have been applied to this track's configs.

- (Rallycross) - Fixed a visual surface bug just past the start area.


Tsukuba Circuit

- (2000 Series) - Pit stall #20 is no longer located on a staircase.










This release focuses on fixing issues introduced with the 2019 Season 1 release, and fixes a crashing issue with the accelerated simulated time feature.


CHANGE LOG:



UPDATES:

iRacing Membersite

- Fixed an issue where the website would sometimes not display correctly after registering for a Hosted Session.


iRacing BETA Interface

- Fixed a performance issue with Official and User-Created Races Page.

- Removed the First Name greeting from the Home Page.

- Fixed an issue where the Car Class selection was not working correctly when creating a Hosted Session.


Day/Night & Time of Day

- Ambient light at night has been reduced.
- - This should especially improve the realism while using a VR device.

- Fixed an issue where a raceserver could crash if the elapsed simulated event time exceeded 36 hours.

- Fixed an issue where yellowish lighting spots could appear on tracks at night while headlights were disabled.

- Fixed an issue with many objects not lighting correctly during night mode.


Pit Stops

- NASCAR pit-sign-guy has returned from a short sabbatical.

- Fixed an issue where some cars were able to leave the pits with invisible tires.


Time Attack

- Fixed an issue that was preventing the ref-lap car from being visible in Time Attack sessions.


Controls

- Fixed an issue that may have caused control mapping issues.



CARS:

Dallara F3

- This vehicle now utilizes a single tire-change checkbox for all four tires.

- Fixed an issue where the first gear information was not exporting to telemetry correctly.


Formula Renault 2.0

- This vehicle now utilizes a single tire-change checkbox for all four tires.


Formula Renault 3.5

- Rev limiter model and audio has been improved.

- Fixed some typos in the garage info.

- This vehicle now utilizes a single tire-change checkbox for all four tires.


Radical SR8

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - 2018

- Season setups have been updated.



TRACKS:

Charlotte Motor Speedway

- Standing start grid positions have been adjusted to fix an issue where the drivers placed on the oval section would get a slow down penalty. These grid positions have been moved to use the chicane.

- Fixed an issue where some curbs could appear transparent at certain angles.


Richmond Raceway

- Adjusted the reflectivity of some painted lines.







This season release includes the long awaited Day/Night & Time of Day system, a pair of free tracks, two new cars, and a host of updates, features, and fixes for your iRacing enjoyment. We hope to see you out on the track!

Some highlights include:
• Day/Night & Time of Day
• Dallara F3
• Formula Renault 3.5
• Charlotte Motor Speedway (Roval)
• Tsukuba Circuit (7 Configs)
• iRacing BETA Interface - Home and Leagues
• New Crowd System
• New Controls and Force Feedback Settings
• Brake Bias Adjustments for Fixed Setups


Full 2019 Season 1 Release details are below.



CHANGE LOG:



UPDATES:

iRacing BETA Interface

- A new Home section has been added featuring the latest news, promotions, and popular Official and User-Created Races.
- - Read news articles and announcements from iRacing.
- - View available series and sales promotions.
- - Join the most popular Official and User-Created Races all from one place.

- The Leagues section of the iRacing BETA Interface has been unlocked!
- - Full league management functionality, as on the Membersite Leagues pages, is now available through the iRacing BETA Interface!

- A new Help and Support section has been added to the status bar with information and helpful links to support.

- The Create a Race interface has been improved.
- - First, a user will be able to adjust the Car, Track, and Climate. Then, all Race Details are displayed together on their own page. A user may move back and forth between these sections as needed.
- - New "Reset" and "Last Settings" buttons have been added.
- - - Reset will clear all selected content and settings.
- - - Last Settings will load the last successfully hosted session information to all fields.

- Active Sessions are now visible for User-Created Races. A user may Spectate, Spot, Crew, or start a Time Trial any Session that is actively running.
- - Viewing Active Sessions can be toggled on and off. Click on the "Show Running Sessions" toggle next to the view buttons.

- Test Drive is now available as an option from any Session.
- - A Test Drive button will now always be displayed for all Sessions, which will launch a Test Drive session using the information from the session you are viewing. This includes all Official Races and all User-Created Races.

- Season and Series ID is now visible in the interface.
- - Click on a Series, then click on "Series Info" to view this information.

- The track list will now by default only display the list of tracks, instead of a list of all tracks and all of their configurations listed out. Once a track is selected, you may select an individual config.
- - An option has been added so that you may toggle between having the track list display the list of tracks or having the track list show all tracks and all of their configurations listed out.

- The status bar at the top of the screen now features a tinted background for ease of legibility and use when the Interface is scrolled down.

- The iRacing Paint Shop within the iRacing BETA Interface should now be better at remembering when changes are made to cars.

- The iRacing BETA Interface now has an active display of all authenticated connections for your account, with verbose information about the connections, and the ability to manually disconnect remote, active connections.

- The settings panel now has a button to sign out your authenticated connection, plus all other (in)active connections, whether remember me has been selected or not.

- Page content will now fill more of the screen when the interface is scaled to 150% or less.
- - This should improve the display of the iRacing BETA Interface on 27" monitors.

- Fixed an issue where dropdown menus could appear under other content.

- Fixed issues where "invalid date" would display, or the year listed would incorrectly be 1969.

- Fixed an issue where the user was not returned to the last page they were on after exiting a Session.

- Fixed an issue where switching to/from table view and grid view, the Interface was not remembering which view a user was using the next time they returned to that page.

- Fixed an issue where the Interface was not remembering whenever the user chose to order content a certain way after navigating away and returning.

- Numerous other stability fixes; the iRacing BETA Interface should run smoother than ever!


iRacing Membersite

- The iRacing Membersite has been updated to allow for editing Sessions created via the iRacing BETA Interface. However, the user will be unable to edit settings that are only available when creating a Session through the iRacing BETA Interface.

- Various Day/Night & Time of Day information has been added to the Membersite:
- - Sunrise and sunset times will be displayed for all sessions.
- - Simulated start time will be displayed in the Session Info for Official and Hosted Sessions, and in the Race Results.

- A new and improved banner has been added to the top of the Membersite to launch the iRacing BETA Interface!

- Fixed an issue in the shopping cart where the hyperlink of a track added to your shopping cart from the iRacing BETA Interface was not linking to the proper track.


Series Special Event Races

- We have added a new feature which allows us to schedule Special Event Races for a Series within the normal season schedule. Each special event is a stand-alone racing event, and entry is based on championship points within the series. Championship Points awarded from such an event are not integrated back into the Series.
- - We could, for example, schedule a single split race, that would be populated by drivers with the top N in Championship Points, either for a given race week, or the overall season. Or, we could have a “Week 12 Pro Race" automatically built into any given Series for the top 40 drivers, based on Championship Points in that Series during the Season, who show up for the given race time slot. The top 40 who show up based on season points would race.
- - Championship Points earned from Special Event Races are stand-alone, and are not part of the regular Series standings.
- - We will likely be demonstrating this feature during Week 13, and it may even include some prizes, so, stay tuned!


Dynamic Track

- Initialization of a track on the client is now influenced by how many laps have been driven (including carry-over between sessions). This will enable clients to enter a session without causing a dramatic change in the track appearance as the server updates come in.

- The maintenance of track temperatures between sessions, such as the heat added from cars during a Qualify session, will now carry-over and dissipate through the passage of simulated time between the end of one session and the start of the next.
- - Previously it was assumed that enough time existed between sessions for the track to return to its equilibrium state at the start of each session.
- - You may directly influence this through the new Day/Night & Time of Day settings. For example, setting your events to run consecutively will create more vehicle-generated heat buildup throughout your event than having each session start four hours after each other.


Tires

- Tires are now roughly 50% less affected by track temperatures.
- - This should result in a more true-to-life interaction between tires on track surfaces of various temperatures, and help to normalize the lap times between extreme temperatures.


Day/Night & Time of Day

- The Simulator now generates dynamic skies that change as time passes. The sun’s motion in the sky is accurate for the selected event location, date, and time. As the sun and cloud cover move, the lighting in the simulated environment changes to match the sky.
- - The generated sky will change as time elapses for all Sessions of all types, except for old Replays, Time Trials, and Time Attack Sessions, where conditions are frozen by design.

- The shadows cast by static objects, such as buildings, trees, and grandstands, now move over time to match the sun's angle.
- - These shadows also influence the dynamic track's temperature where they are cast over time.

- Regular Season and Hosted events now specify a specific starting date and time for the event.
- - A user may only select a day of the year for the start of an event that is within the normal range of dates during which the real-world track would be open for on-track activities.
- - - The default starting date for a Hosted session is a reasonable date in late Spring.
- - Each Session within a Regular Season or Hosted event (Practice, Qualify, Race, Heat, etc.) also has a specific start time within a 36 hour window relative to the starting date and time of the event. For example, you may create a Hosted Session that features an early morning Practice, followed by a twilight Qualify, followed by a sunrise Race. The default option is to run each session consecutively, so that as soon as one finishes, the next one will begin in real-time.
- - For Heat Racing Sessions, a user may only specify the specific start times for the first Session within each block of sessions. For example, you can specify the start time for the first Heat race, but not for each subsequent Heat race. A user may also specify the start time for the first Consolation race, but not for each subsequent Consolation race.

- When selecting the date and time for an event, the local time zone for the selected track is used.
- - Daylight Saving Time adjustments are taken into account when specifying the event start date and time. However, if a session runs through a time change point, the in-session date and time clock will not adjust for this.

- Event starting times may still be specified using generic presets: Sunrise, Morning, Afternoon, Late Afternoon, Sunset, and Night; or a user may specify a precise time at the track, such as 3:30pm.
- - When using the generic presets, the event start time positions the sun at a specific altitude above the horizon to match the generic term.
- - - Sunrise sets the start time such that the sun begins about 0 degrees above the eastern horizon.
- - - Morning sets the start time such that the sun begins about 20 degrees above the eastern horizon.
- - - Afternoon sets the start time such that the sun begins about 58 degrees above the western horizon.
- - - Late Afternoon sets the start time such that the sun begins about 15 degrees above the western horizon.
- - - Sunset sets the start time such that the sun begins about 0 degrees below the western horizon.
- - - Night sets the start time such that the sun begins about 20 degrees below the western horizon.

- Tracks that have night lighting (ie: any of the iRacing tracks for which a user has been able to select a "Night" event at before) will switch to “Night Mode” during the sunset/twilight phase, and the stadium lights will switch on. These lights will turn off during sunrise.
- - Tracks without night lighting will still function using the Day/Night & Time of Day system, however they will get darker and darker until they are nearly pitch black. We do not recommend driving cars without headlights at these tracks past sunset.
- - - As a special bonus, with this 2019 Season 1 Release, Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans has been updated to feature Night Mode!

- The speed at which the sun moves across the sky may be altered.
- - For example, an entire simulated day can occur within a 3 hour session. This “accelerated time” only affects the sun itself and how it changes the temperature of the day or night. Weather, cloud cover, etc. are not effected by the accelerated time.
- - When creating a Session, you may specify 1x, 2x, 4x, or 8x speed for the sun. Please note, the track surface temperatures may not keep up as accurately with a highly accelerated sun as they would at normal speed.

- The Simulation will display the simulated day of the week and wall-clock time in the F1 Black Box, and it will display the simulated date and time on the Replay screen.
- - While in a session where the sun’s motion is sped up, the wall-clock date/time values will advance at the appropriate rate, and will include the appropriate “2x”, “4x”, or “8x” sun-motion-factor indicator.
- - In Time Trial and Time Attack Sessions, since the sun position is fixed, these simulation-world date/time values are also fixed, and will include a “0x” sun-motion-factor indicator.

- Clouds now cast shadows, and these shadows update dynamically as the clouds and the sun move as time passes. Each cloud shadow effects the dynamic track surface temperatures.
- - When using Specified Weather for an event, the event will start at the specified temperature, but may drift up or down a few degrees depending on the time of day and the duration of the session.
- - Please note, when building fixed racing setups, expect at least some track and air temperature variance during sessions.

- Temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and other weather values will change as time elapses during a session.
- - Currently, these changes are very minimal, and using Generated Weather will allow for slightly more variation during a Session than using Specified Weather. A new weather system is currently in development which will allow the sky conditions to change during the session (ie: clear to overcast, etc,) and will result in far more dynamic weather throughout an event.

- New “Sky Detail” Graphics Options have been added!
- - These settings control how many frames are used to update the sky. Low Detail spreads the work out over more frames, so the sky updates may appear jumpy, but the frame rate will be higher. High Detail does more work per frame so the updates are more frequent, but this can adversely affect frame rate. Medium Detail is an average compromise.

- You must use the iRacing BETA Interface in order to access all of the Day/Night & Time of Day settings that are now available. However, the system will still operate correctly in Sessions created and joined via the classic Membersite.

- Old saved Replays will now load up with a generated sky instead of the static skyboxes of the past. The sun position and sky conditions will attempt to match the conditions of the original replay to the best of their ability, within reason. The sky will then remain fixed while the Replay runs.


Driving Aids

- The Auto-Start Aid is now optional, you can turn it off if you want to manually start your engine when you get into the car. This will be forced to OFF if you map your ignition to an ON/OFF toggle switch.

- The Auto-Start Aid and Auto-Clean Visor Aid are now allowed when using Touch/Tilt Driving.


Rallycross

- Track-config specific setups have been added to a variety of the Rallycross vehicles.


Hybrid Power Units

- The PID auto-deployment system now re-calculates the control variable (EOS % offset) multiple times per lap.

- Adjusted the hybrid system to include the manual deployment offset that compensates for the requirement of a non-zero base value from the refline calculations.

- Updated the refline calculations for hybrids that reduces placement of end-of-straight markers due to cornering drag. The system needs to see 6 consecutive segments with a drop in speed before it will place an EOS marker.

- Additional updates to the auto-tuner. The aim with these changes is to achieve greater stability - slower to converge, but less variation once it gets there.

- PID parameters changed for faster but more stable convergence to target battery charge %. Also, % end-of-straight speed multiplier capped at a maximum value of 1.1.

- Updated the engine system to account for the Porsche 919 harvesting more energy than it may legally deploy at Le Mans.

- Fixed a bug where the battery state of charge was not correctly being carried over between driver changes.


Crowds

- The crowd system has been rebuilt from the ground up to significantly improve both appearance and performance. In the previous system, crowd members would only be seen facing the camera directly from the front or directly from the rear. With this new system, crowd members now render from 360 degrees and face towards the racing action, rather than towards the viewer's camera.

- Each crowd member is rendered from a high fidelity 3D model to a texture with four times the amount of pixels than previously. This results in a crisp, high resolution appearance with accurate normal maps and lighting in the Simulator. The variety of crowd appearance has also increased, with over 33% more unique people than before.

- Each crowd member is also now an instanced object, and each race fan takes advantage of this technology to reduce their memory usage and rendering time.


Paint Kit

- The texture size for all helmet patterns has been increased from 512x512 to 1024x1024.

- Radical and SimSpeed sponsors have been updated.


Options

- All in-car controls not currently in use will no longer be displayed in the Options screen.

- Some Options and Replay Options screen items have been rearranged and adjusted:
- - A Sky/Cloud Detail setting has been added to the Options screen.
- - The Virtual Mirror setting has been removed from the Replay Options screen.
- - The Far Terrain and Tri-linear Filtering options have been removed from the Options and Replay Options screens; these options are still available for adjustment in the ".ini" file.


Controls

- Support has been added for mapping an ON/OFF switch to some toggle controls, that is a switch that remains ON or OFF rather than just a momentary toggle.

- A checkbox has been added to the Option Screen to disable the Auto-Starter Aid that starts your car when you enter the driver's seat.
- - By default, this checkbox is OFF.
- - The ignition will no longer fire when you trigger the starter, a driver must manually turn on the ignition if you want to run the starter.
- - - The Default Ignition option is set to OFF if the Auto-Start is disabled.

- Support has been added for the new QAxis control type. This is a rotary knob that acts as a sequential series of buttons. If the knob has more positions then the states in the item we are attempting to control then each detent on the knob will be mapped 1:1 to the states.
- - For example if the throttle map has 3 possible options, but your knob has 12 positions, then positions 1, 2, and 3 will adjust the throttle mapping, rather than forcing you to rotate the knob through its full range as you would with an analog knob. If there are more states then positions for the knob, then we will spread them out as best we can, skipping some intermediate states.
- - Any hardware developer wanting to add a QAxis knob to there controller needs to ensure that the button defines are in sequential order. So a 4 position knob could use buttons 12, 13, 14, 15, but could not use buttons 12, 14, 13, 7. More details on this will be posted to the hardware forums.
- - The Fanatec CSL Elite McLaren GT3 rim is currently the only rim that ships with support for QAxis rotary knobs, however new rims are expected to be released later this year.

- A calibration wizard has been added to the in-car controls to simplify the process of setting them.

- All F7/F8 black box widgets now have a corresponding map-able control.

- Control calibration improvements have been made, including the enforcement of expected control type when calibrating. This will prevent users from mapping a button to an analog slot by accident.


Admin Commands

- Admins are now allowed to throw a Caution, even when the event has cautions set to "OFF".
- - For all intents and purposes, this option now means that when cautions are turned off for an event, iRacing Race Control does not throw Cautions, but an Admin may.


Force Feedback

- The force feedback setup screen has been reorganized to better support direct drive wheels.
- - Force units have been rescaled so that linear and non-linear are using the same unit scale.
- - Clicking on the Strength value will toggle between iRacing units and Newton meters.
- - A new Wheel Force slider has been added.
- - - Set this to the peak force of your wheel to help keep the auto function from overdriving your wheel. This also rescales the strength slider so you can not manually oversaturate the wheel on accident. This is only beneficial for users with wheels that are as strong or stronger than the force feedback we are getting from the physics (about 10 Nm or greater), so do not worry about setting it perfectly if you have a belt or gear drive wheel.
- - "Dampen Oscillations" has been renamed "Reduce Force When Parked" to better reflect what this option does. Also, the default value for this setting has been reduced to 33% from 50%.
- - The default endstops have been softened from 15 degrees to 45 degrees.
- - A hard knee has been added that reduces forces above 80 Nm by 80% and clips forces above 120 Nm.
- - - This should make running into a wall safer without completely destroying the signal.
- - Mouse-over tooltip help has been added to all force feedback settings.

- Helper text for racing wheel settings has been updated.


Replay

- A pair of settings have been added in the [Replay] section of the "app.ini" file to control how many seconds from the end of the tape Replay playback begins when exiting the car. One setting is for driver swap events, and the other is for non-team events.

- The "FF to End" behavior has been optimized to reduce system load, and to maintain Live Mode viewing when a new session begins.


Oculus Rift

- Rift HMD 1.3.2 support has been migrated to Oculus SDK 1.26.0.


EasyAnti Cheat

- A new version of the EAC application has been integrated into iRacing.



CARS:

Audi R18

- Users may now adjust the lengths of bump rubbers on the heave elements.

- Reduced the maximum packer length for the front heave element to 40mm.


Audi R8 LMS GT3

- A compressor shift sound will now trigger every time there is an up-shift from Neutral to 1st Gear.


BMW Z4 GT3

- Brake Bias may now be adjusted in the garage during events with Fixed Setups.

- A compressor shift sound will now trigger every time there is an up-shift from Neutral to 1st Gear.


Chevrolet Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype

- On-board audio improvements have been made to the engine, gear shifts, backfires, and ignition sounds, and a new pneumatic compressor sound has been added.

- A compressor shift sound will now trigger every time there is an up-shift from Neutral to 1st Gear.


Dallara DW12

- This vehicle now has a single checkbox for changing all tires at once.
- - A new pit command, "#t" has also been added for toggling all tires at once.

- Idling fuel consumption has been reduced.

- Pit limiter sound levels have been reduced.


Dallara F3

- NEW CAR!
- - The Dallara F3 is now available for purchase and use on the track!
- - - The Dallara F3 car is raced in one of the most successful racing series in the world, Formula 3. It's a development series for up and coming drivers in Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia and has seen many a high profile driver move to the top ranks of open wheel racing in Formula One and IndyCar. Raced in spec series, the F3 car was designed for young drivers to move their way up through the ranks of open wheel racing. Racing an F3 car is often the first venture into professional level racing for young amateurs.
- - Purchase your Dallara F3 from the iRacing store, right here: http://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CarDetail.do?carid=106


Dallara IR18

- This vehicle now has a single checkbox for changing all tires at once.
- - A new pit command, "#t" has also been added for toggling all tires at once.

- Idling fuel consumption has been reduced.

- Gear shift sounds have been improved and the pit limiter sound levels have been reduced.

- Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Late Model

- (ALL) - The damage model has been adjusted to reduce performance losses from side and rear impacts slightly.

- (PRO & SUPER) - Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Midget

- Driveline losses have been adjusted to tame wheel stands at Kokomo.


Dirt Sprint Car Non-Winged

- (360) - Season setups have been updated.


Dirt Street Stock

- Removed a duplicate brake bias bar that appeared when the brake bias bar was rotated.


Ferrari 488 GT3

- Brake Bias may now be adjusted in the garage during events with Fixed Setups.


Ferrari 488 GTE

- 2019 Season 1 GTE BoP: Engine torque and downforce have been increased slightly.

- Brake Bias may now be adjusted in the garage during events with Fixed Setups.


Ford GT - 2017

- Brake Bias may now be adjusted in the garage during events with Fixed Setups.

- A compressor shift sound will now trigger every time there is an up-shift from Neutral to 1st Gear.

- Season setups have been updated.


Ford GT GT3

- Brake Bias may now be adjusted in the garage during events with Fixed Setups.


Formula Renault 2.0

- Garage layout and notes have been updated.


Formula Renault 3.5

- NEW CAR!
- - The Formula Renault 3.5 is now available for purchase and use on the track!
- - - The (much) bigger brother of the Formula Renault 2.0, the FR3.5 is the perfect fit in the iRacing open wheel ladder system. The open cockpit, V8 powered cars, were traditionally a stepping stone for many drivers who were pursuing careers in Formula One. Featuring a spec chassis and spec motor, the cars allowed drivers to showcase their skills and hopefully get noticed by a Formula One team. The normally aspirated V8 motors produce 530 bhp and the large wings, both front and rear, provide large amounts of downforce and grip. Some say the FR3.5 sounds like a Formula One car should, or at least used to, before they moved to the turbo/hybrid power units.
- - Purchase your Formula Renault 3.5 from the iRacing store, right here: http://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CarDetail.do?carid=105


Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

- Removed the front anti-roll bar pre-load adjustment option from the Garage options.

- Camber adjustment limits have been reduced.


Indycar Dallara - 2011

- This vehicle now has a single checkbox for changing all tires at once.
- - A new pit command, "#t" has also been added for toggling all tires at once.

- Idling fuel consumption has been reduced.


Lotus 49

- Season setups have been updated.


Mazda MX-5 Cup - 2015

- Removed the front anti-roll bar pre-load adjustment option from the Garage options.


Mazda MX-5 Roadster - 2015

- Removed the front anti-roll bar pre-load adjustment option from the Garage options.


McLaren MP4-12C GT3

- Brake Bias may now be adjusted in the garage during events with Fixed Setups.


McLaren MP4-30

- This vehicle now has a single checkbox for changing all tires at once.
- - A new pit command, "#t" has also been added for toggling all tires at once.

- Rev override is now adjustable in the garage.


Mercedes AMG GT3

- Brake Bias may now be adjusted in the garage during events with Fixed Setups.


Modified - SK

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Camping World Chevrolet Silverado

- Fixed issues with rear camber limit, and shock installation stiffness.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Camping World Toyota Tundra

- Fixed issues with rear camber limit, and shock installation stiffness.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala

- Fixed an issue where the ignition switch was not appearing correctly when the ignition was turned on.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet SS

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Fusion

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR Truck Series Chevrolet Silverado - 2013

- Fixed issues with rear camber limit, and shock installation stiffness.

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang

- Season setups have been updated.


NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Camry

- Season setups have been updated.


Porsche 911 RSR

- Brake Bias may now be adjusted in the garage during events with Fixed Setups.

- Tires will now correctly disappear when changed during a pitstop.


Porsche 919 Hybrid

- 2019 Season 1 LMP1 BoP Changes: MGU-H harvesting rate has been slightly reduced to balance the LMP1 cars on tracks with long straightaways.

- Tires will now correctly disappear when changed during a pitstop.


Pro Mazda

- Season setups have been updated.


Radical SR8

- Radical logos have been updated.

- Season setups have been updated.


Ruf RT 12R

- Season setups have been updated.


Silver Crown

- Season setups have been updated.


Sprint Car

- Season setups have been updated.


Street Stock

- Maximum front spring stiffness range has been increased to 2500 lb/in to help at high load tracks.

- Fixed an issue with install stiffness.

- Season setups have been updated.


Super Late Model

- Season setups have been updated.


Williams-Toyota FW31

- This vehicle now has a single checkbox for changing all tires at once.
- - A new pit command, "#t" has also been added for toggling all tires at once.

- Standing start rev limit has been set to 12k RPM in N and 1st gear, just like the real car.

- Rev override is now adjustable in the garage.



TRACKS:

Atlanta Motor Speedway

- (Rallycross Long) - Tire barriers have been added to this configuration to prevent gaining time by driving through the grass around the jump.

- (Rallycross Long) - Adjusted the levels of compact and loose dirt in the starting area, and fixed an issue with the 3rd place starting grid position.


Charlotte Motor Speedway

- NEW UPDATED TRACK!
- - Charlotte Motor Speedway, a newly updated asphalt oval and road track, has been granted to all iRacing Members for FREE!
- - This track currently features one track configuration:
- - - Roval
- - Additional track configurations are planned for release at a later date.
- - The Charlotte Motor Speedway built a new infield road course, designed specifically for NASCAR competition, in 2018. It utilizes nearly all of the 1.5 mile oval as well as newly built infield portion, thus the name Roval (Road/Oval). The Roval configuration is a 17-turn, 2.28 mile track that challenges the best of drivers and team. Car setups are typically compromises, a car good on the oval may not be so good in the infield and vice versa so drivers and crew chiefs have to decide what matters most to them. Two chicanes, one on the back straight and one just before the start finish line, make for some exciting passing opportunities as competitors can attempt to out brake each other. The Charlotte Roval is a unique infield road course that has already proven to be an exciting venue since its NASCAR debut in 2018.

- This track has been added to the default iRacing content, and is now FREE for all iRacing Members!


Charlotte Motor Speedway - 2016

- The track formerly known as Charlotte Motor Speedway has been renamed Charlotte Motor Speedway - 2016 to make room for the updated version of this real-world track location.


Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans

- Night lighting has been fully implemented at this track!
- - Now, when this track is selected to run at Night, or the new Day/Night & Time of Day system transitions to or from night, all track lights, reflectors, and environment lighting will work correctly and seamlessly!


Circuit of the Americas

- Several terrain seams have been fixed.


Indianapolis Motor Speedway

- (IndyCar Oval) - Pit stall positions have been shifted slightly.


Tsukuba Circuit

- NEW TRACK!
- - Tsukuba Circuit, a brand new asphalt road track, has been granted to all iRacing Members for FREE!
- - This track currently features seven track configurations:
- - - 1000 Full
- - - 1000 Outer
- - - 1000 Chicane
- - - 1000 Reverse
- - - 2000 Full
- - - 2000 Moto
- - - 2000 Short
- - Tsukuba Circuit, located in Japan, was built in 1970 and is known for hosting sports car, open wheel and motorcycle races - and most notably Time Attack competitions. There are two main configurations, Course 1000 and Course 2000, with multiple variations of both. This makes the track a perfect fit for the iRacing base package as it can be used in multiple series without becoming repetitive. Course 2000 is just over 2 KM in length and features 14 turns. Course 1000 is approximately 1 KM and has 11 turns. While the two main configurations share the same facilities, they are completely independent of each other and don't share any racing surface. The tracks proximity to Tokyo, Japan has made it extremely popular with local car tuners who compete in Time Attack competitions. Expect to see Tsukuba Circuit feature in both race series and time attack competitions on iRacing.

- This track has been added to the default iRacing content, and is now FREE for all iRacing Members!






RELEASE NOTES - ALL Updated June 27, 2019




Attached are all of the Release Notes since the beginning of (iRacing) time - updated.

Going from Newest to Oldest as of June 27, 2019

Personally I find this useful so you can do a search in one document if you are looking for something specific.

Hope others find this helpful as well.

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BETA Interface




We have deployed a small update to the iRacing BETA Interface!


iRacing BETA Interface - 02.03.34-beta

- Various Create a Race enhancements and fixes, including:
- - Added a "Grid by Class" toggle to the Car selection section.
- - Users will now receive notice if a disallowed character is used in a Hosted Session name.
- - Fixed a display error for the value of weight penalties in pounds.
- - Fixed issues where Heat Racing settings would be pushed underneath the Heat Race dropdown.
- - Fixed an issue where no alert is shown after dismissing a validation error message.
- - Fixed a typo with the Required Safety Rating in the Create a Race Summary page.
- - Fixed an issue in "All Settings" where releasing a mouse click in the navigation sidebar would cause the interface to scroll to that item.
- - Performance and usability improvements.








We have deployed a small update to the iRacing BETA Interface!


iRacing BETA Interface - 02.03.23-beta

- A brand new feature, Up Next, has been added to the Go Racing section of the iRacing BETA Interface!
- - View the hottest upcoming Practice, Qualifying, and Race Sessions from every Official Series in iRacing on a single page!
- - By default, events are ordered by Race start time to help a user get into a running Session as quickly as possible.
- - The number of entrants are displayed for each Session, so a user can join a populated Session more quickly.
- - Practice Sessions for Series a user is not eligible for are displayed, and a user may join these using the light-blue register button, or watch using the dropdown arrow of the button.
- - There are numerous filters and tags that can be combined to find the ideal event for any user's racing preference, including:
- - - Race Type
- - - Car Type
- - - Track Type
- - - Eligibility
- - - Ranked
- - - License Class
- - - Owned Content
- - - Many more!

- When a Practice Session becomes full, the Join button is now replaced with a Session Full button instead of allowing users to attempt to join.

- Fixed an issue that was not allowing users to Create a Race using a new Custom Heat event format.

- Fixed an issue where a Series that has acceptance requirements was not displaying the proper documentation prior to allowing a user to register for the Series.




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We have deployed a small update to the iRacing BETA Interface!


iRacing BETA Interface - 02.03.21-beta

- On the Go Racing pages, a new column has been added to the table view which displays the time remaining until registration for the next available event ends (or what time this happens at if greater than 30 minutes away).

- Various bug fixes.







We have deployed a small variety of fixes for the iRacing BETA Interface!


iRacing BETA Interface - 02.03.19-beta

- A new Twitter feed from the "@iRacing" handle has been added to the Home page!

- Fixed an issue when creating a Hosted Session where users were unable to create Heat Racing events.

- Fixed an issue when creating a Hosted Session where Car Classes could not be Filtered or Searched.

- Fixed an issue when creating a Hosted Session where returning to the Create a Race Wizard from the Time-Limit or Heats modal windows could cause a loss of data in the Create a Race Wizard.



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We have deployed a small variety of fixes for the iRacing BETA Interface!

Create a Race

- The Create a Race options have been reorganized slightly, so users can make all adjustments without needing to flip between multiple pages.

- There are more changes to come to Create a Race, but this addresses a couple of the most commonly expressed concerns.


Time

- Correct issues with Daylight Savings Time not being accounted for in some regions of the world.


Known Issues

- Users in the Adelaide and Sydney timezones will still see time being off by an hour. We are continuing to work through this issue.







We have deployed a small variety of fixes for the iRacing BETA Interface!


Time

- The iRacing BETA Interface clock will now immediately update when any time-related interface settings are adjusted, such as applying the 24-hour display.

- Session start times are now displayed in a format that matches the selected interface settings, such as the 24-hour display.


Registration

- Fixed an issue where the Hosted Race modal window was not opening when clicking on a pending Hosted Session, due to an issue where the subsession_id was missing.

- Fixed an issue that sometimes occurred when registering for a Hosted Session where the track logo did not load correctly, and the modal window appeared broken.

- Fixed an issue with driver registration for iRacing Series with special terms.


Store

- Optimized calls between the Hosted Races page and the Store pages.


Table View

- Fixed an issue when using table view where the column headers of the Official Series table were not matching the table contents.

- Fixed an issue when using table view where the Withdraw button was not properly opening the withdrawal modal window.





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