Automobilista 2 | v1.3.7.1 Released to Steam

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A new update for Automobilista 2 has been released to Steam, bringing more cars forward to the latest tire model and driveline physics.

AMS2's monthly updates tend to be either content-rich or physics-focused, and the May, 2022 update is the latter. The significant improvements to the feel of vehicles in the sim that have been achieved through driveline elasticity and tire carcass refinements are being applied to more cars with each update.

This month's update notably focuses on various formula cars in the title. F-Vintages, F-Retros, F-Classics, F-V12, F-V10, F-Reiza, and F-Ultimate cars have all been improved, meaning that roughly 60 years of Formula 1 inspired vehicles can be better enjoyed.

For those who have struggled to find appropriate levels of AI performance or consistent behavior, updates have also been applied to single player racing that should address issues faced when driving the formula cars, Super V8, GT3 or 2019 Stock Cars.

While this update won't dominate headlines, it is a nice step forward for a lot of the content overdue for improvements in this racing sim. Let us know your thoughts on this update or anything else Automobilista 2 related in the comments below.

V1.3.7.0 CHANGELOG

GENERAL
  • Fixed issue that could lead to vehicle being stuck in pits when Manual Pitstops option was set to NO
  • Fixed incorrect +1 lap duration string on session overview in first session of an event
  • Fixed TT ghost submission failing for vehicles with 8 gears
  • Fixed pit strategy repair option not correctly updating in ICM when changing/saving strategies in session
  • Added engine vibration depending on engine layout and firing order output to FFB wheels
UI & HUD
  • Added Static Personal Best element to Time Trial screen
  • Fixed stray text on championship End of Weekend leaderboard
  • Fixed missing localization of camera g-force effect options
  • Fixed lobby detail page join button inaccessible by controllers
  • Adjusted number of gears for Copa Uno B for the vehicle selection info
  • Updated Puma P052 & Super V8 vehicle selection info as per latest physics updates
PHYSICS
  • Extensive tire, suspension & aero revisions for F-Classic (all gens), F-V12, F-V10 G1 & Mclaren MP4/12, F-V10 G2, F-Reiza, Group C, GT5 & G40 Cup (setup reset recommended)
  • Revised flexible axles, driveline elasticity for F-Vintages, F-Retros, F-Classics, F-V12, F-V10, F-Reiza, F-Ultimates
  • Added flexible axles to Opalas and Puma GTB Camaro SS and Group C
  • Revised driveline elasticity and inertia for Camaro SS, Group A, 2002 Turbo, Omega Stock, Group C F-Trainer, Caterhams, ARC Camaro, P3, P4, F3, Sprint Race, Puma P052
  • Revised driveline inertia for Corvette C3, C3R, Omega Stock, F-Vee, Copa Classics, Copa Uno, Copa Fusca, Hot Cars, 60s Mini, Street Cars, Group A, 2002 Turbo, RSR 74, M1 Procar, Opalas
  • Added engine torque effect on chassis and live rear axle (if car has one)
  • Added new "FiringDistance" override (intended mostly for flatplane crankshaft V8's - directly overrides calculated firing pulse distances)
  • Fixed differential reaction to torque orientation on some driveline layouts
  • Super V8: Further revisions following 3D model scale correction: corrected wheelbase & track width; adjusted front splitter pitch sensitivity; corrected engine orientation; adjusted weight distribution, caster range & default setting (setup reset recommended)
  • Group A: Increased clutch torque capacity slightly, increased cooling rate slightly, better resistance to wear before torque capacity degradation starts
  • Cadillac DPi: Minor tire tread adjustment
  • F-Ultimate (both gens): Slightly reduced undertray downforce
  • Uno (both models) corrected engine orientation
  • Caterham (all models) Revised engine inertia, heating, cooling, fuel consumption f
  • ARC Camaro: Added clutch damage
  • Ginetta G40 (both models) Revised engine inertia and compression
  • Puma P052: Revised turbo & engine base power delivery and fuel consumption; Adjusted engine inertia; Revised open diff
  • Ginetta G55 (both models): Fixed error with front toe, changed default setting to -0.2 (setup reset recommended)
AI
  • AI calibration pass for Cadillac DPi, F-V12, F-V10 (both gens), F-Reiza, F-Ultimates, Super V8, Porsche GT3 Cup, GT5 & G40 Cup
  • Kansai GP: Fix AI cutting the pit exit line when pit out
  • Daytona: AI corner speed tweaks
TRACKS
  • Daytona: Corrected pit cam excessive shaking
VEHICLES
  • Super V8: Revised 3D model to correct dimension errors (see Physics log)
  • Caterhams (all models): Added damage/dangling parts; Added vibrating cockpit bits; FFixed reverse lights; Adjusted lights glow texture, UV map (ch5); Revised collision
  • Chevette: Added damage/dangling parts; Fixed reverse lights; Adjusted lights glow texture, UV map (ch5), diffuse alpha channel and material; Revised collision
  • Passat (all models): Added damage/dangling parts; Fixed reverse lights; Adjusted lights glow texture, UV map (ch5); Revised collision.
  • Uno (both models): Added damage/dangling parts; Fixed reverse lights; Adjusted lights glow texture, UV map (ch5), added normal map and adjusted the material; Fixed LodA mirrors; Revised collision
  • Revised functionality of analogue gauges for Opalas (all models), Lotus 49C, F-Retro Gen3 (both models) & Mclaren MP4/1C
  • Mercedes AMG GT3: 5 liveries updated to include sponsors
  • Porsche Cup: Added 2 new liveries
  • Ginetta G40 Cup: Fixed car red material issue

V1.3.7.1 CHANGELOG

UI & HUD
  • Fixed wrong initial active tab in Single Player session overview
PHYSICS
  • Further tire revisions to F-Classic G1 & G2, F-V12, F-V10 G1 & G2, F-Reiza, F-Ultimate G2 Hard, Group C, Super V8 soft & hard
  • F-USA (all gens) fully revised, added Hard compound to F-USA Gen1(setup reset recommended for revision setup changes to take effect)
  • Revised ride height ranges & default settings for all GTEs, GT3s, F-Classics, F-V12, F-V10 G1, F-V10 G2, F-Reiza (setup reset recommended for changes to take effect)
  • Revised front wing height sensitivity for F-Classics, F-V12, F-V10 G1, F-V10 G2, F-Reiza
  • Adjusted diffuser baseline downforce from F-V10s, F-Reiza & F-Ultimate Gen1
  • Revised front wing dirty air sensitivity for F-Classics, F-V12. F-V10s, F-Reiza & F-Ultimate Gen1
  • Revised FWD open differential for Passats, Gols, Unos and Mini 1965
  • Fixed F-Retro tire carcass being incorrectly linked to updated F-Classics
  • Fixed F-V12 & F-V10 missing tire names
  • Ginetta G40 (both models): Adjused geared differential coast bias; Reduced brake torque; minor default setup adjustments (setup reset recommended for changes to take effect)
  • Puma P052: Reduced brake torque; minor default setup adjustments (setup reset recommended for changes to take effect)
AI
  • AI calibration pass to F-USA (all gens), F-Classic (all gens), F-V12, F-V10 G1 & G2, F-Reiza, F-Ultimate G1 & G2, Super V8, GT3 & Stock Car 2019
  • Generally reduced AI performance when running slicks on a wet track to better match player´s performance
TRACKS
  • Silverstone 1991: Fixed hole in the terrain mesh
VEHICLES
  • Copa Montana: Added Damage models; Restored Wipers and cockpit animations
  • Opala (all models): Added Damage/Dangling parts; Fixed some lod issues; Revised collions
  • Puma GTE: Added damage/dangling parts; Fixed the reverse lights (wasn't working before); Adjusted lights diffuse texture, glow texture, UV Map and adjusted the material; Revised collision
  • Puma GTB: Added damage models; Fixed cockpit hood skin
  • BMW 2002: Full grid livery update
  • Corvette C3:Full grid livery update+ 3 new liveries
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While there are still some very annoying bugs to be fixed, this has now become the new standard when it comes to driving feel (at least all the cars they've been working on lately).

Multiplayer is also more active and I've had better racing here than on ACC (which honestly I haven't enjoyed in a while). I've spent a lot of time on iRacing lately but launching this after the update just felt like coming home, everything felt right.

I doubt it will ever reach the popularity it deserves (they released it WAY before they should have and it has tainted the opinion of a lot of people, but that's on Reiza), but when it comes to pure driving excitement there's nothing else like it.
 
am i the only one who dosent like the car sounds , pretty much all cars ??
Yea, sound is another topic, the same like on iR, best sound at leats on my headphones Hyperx cloud 2 or Mezze 99c is on ACC, after this Raceroom, AmS2 is 3rd place/4th if will mention AC :)
 
am i the only one who dosent like the car sounds , pretty much all cars ??
Agreed. Everything is regularly improved and the sim really seems to be coming together. The sounds could still be much better IMHO, for me it's the only remaining 'let-down'.
 
Anyone knows if the demo gets the same updates?
Installed my rig again and played mostly ac, forza 4 for casual fun, and acc.
Tried yesterday the demo after reading in vr its one off the best looking games.and must say i agree, even ac with sol... but the force feedback ,don't have a connection with the game, in demo a basic volkwagen gti, wheels squeek like crazy and no feedback, like driving on ice , can change wheel direction without any feedback, abs doesn't give feedback, and so goes on the list off not liking it? Tried custom ffb, and yes wheel feels heavier but thats it....
 
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Maybe it's just me but the GTE and GT3 cars behavior under heavy braking or close to lock up still feels weird. It has a tendency to bring the back end around and this seems to be a AM2 problem since released although it has gotten better, it's still no where as nature and controllable as R3E, AC, ACC and RF2
 
When they gonna fix raining in some cockpit of cars. I really dont think they can though.......:sick:
 
Maybe it's just me but the GTE and GT3 cars behavior under heavy braking or close to lock up still feels weird. It has a tendency to bring the back end around and this seems to be a AM2 problem since released although it has gotten better, it's still no where as nature and controllable as R3E, AC, ACC and RF2
Try reducing the rear bumpstops. The default setups used to have no bumpstops in place, now they are 10mm by default. Lower that or reduce completely and it helps alot when breaking into corners. Hope it works for you!
 
I was having a discussion with a friend the other day about AMS2. I went all-in and bought the complete package before release.
My feeling is that I don't personally care for the feel they're trying to achieve. It pains me to say it because I hold Reiza in the highest esteem and think they're among the best in the biz.

It seems that with every update, the game drifts farther away from what *I* want in terms of feel, content and features.

"You can't please all of the people all of the time" and in this particular case I guess I'm one of the outliers.
 
I really feel they have a solid base now and this is my go to sim. Yes there are still things to iron out but frankly, they've done miraculous work getting that engine to this level. The cars are for the most part predictable and consistent with what I expect to happen. I love that I can get into a race quickly, the menus are fast and make sense. I love what Reiza are doing. Le Mans please Reiza! :D
 
While there are still some very annoying bugs to be fixed, this has now become the new standard when it comes to driving feel (at least all the cars they've been working on lately).

Multiplayer is also more active and I've had better racing here than on ACC (which honestly I haven't enjoyed in a while). I've spent a lot of time on iRacing lately but launching this after the update just felt like coming home, everything felt right.

I doubt it will ever reach the popularity it deserves (they released it WAY before they should have and it has tainted the opinion of a lot of people, but that's on Reiza), but when it comes to pure driving excitement there's nothing else like it.

I really feel they have a solid base now and this is my go to sim. Yes there are still things to iron out but frankly, they've done miraculous work getting that engine to this level. The cars are for the most part predictable and consistent with what I expect to happen. I love that I can get into a race quickly, the menus are fast and make sense. I love what Reiza are doing. Le Mans please Reiza! :D
What I wanted to say here has already been said. Keep doing what you're doing Reiza, the new update is amazing once again. The Ginetta G40C's and the Formula Classics are so so much better now/close to perfect imo(only 2 cars that I've tried until now from the update).

It's sad but true what BlaKArg said "they released it WAY before they should have and it has tainted the opinion of a lot of people, but that's on Reiza". Many people don't bother to try it again, because the game looks the same so they expect that the cars react the same as ~1 year ago. It clearly isn't the case, after all the latest updates AMS2 is my only go to sim, simply unmatched for me by the competition in terms of "alive car feeling" and VR support. Yes the sounds could be improved(ACC sounds better to me too) and the MP could and should be improved, but for the rest: AMS2 is unmatched for me, it's THAT good. Thanks for this great update once again, I hope that the other remaining cars follow with the new tires model.
 
This title has made massive steps forward and still has loads more steps to make.

After buying Raceroom last week I can now say I have every sim available and none one is perfect but all have strengths and weakness in various areas.

Everyone has their gripes.... Mines multiplayer.. RF2 and AMS2 would be the best sims for me if multiplayer was there... I can't see no hope for Rf2 MP.

Hoping before the end of the year we start to see MP get more attention.

If not Rennsport is the last hope.
 
AMS2 has been a frustrating experience. Had the game been released in it's current state, I think maybe I would feel differently and more positive. When the game was released, and for at least a year afterward this game did essentially nothing to differentiate it from Project Cars 2. The cars handled extremely poor and to compound the issue, you had the staunch defenders going on crusades trying to justify the game and that just turned more people off.

The driving experience is now solid-ish but I wouldn't call it industry leading. There are still times that strange things happen that just feel wrong.
Rating system is poor, multiplayer is a total deal breaker, ai is no better than any other game and there are just hosts of bugs that rear their head that just make me not want to play this game. Reiza are a tiny studio and it is taking them too long to fix these items. For now I am done being an experiment and maybe I'll reinstall in a year or 2 to see if it lives up to it's potential. Right now there are too many turn offs.
 
Anyone knows if the demo gets the same updates?
Installed my rig again and played mostly ac, forza 4 for casual fun, and acc.
Tried yesterday the demo after reading in vr its one off the best looking games.and must say i agree, even ac with sol... but the force feedback ,don't have a connection with the game, in demo a basic volkwagen gti, wheels squeek like crazy and no feedback, like driving on ice , can change wheel direction without any feedback, abs doesn't give feedback, and so goes on the list off not liking it? Tried custom ffb, and yes wheel feels heavier but thats it....
I would say out of all the sims i get the most active feedback in AMS2. So i would say maybe something wrong with how you have it setup. Maybe the car is not the best to be testing as its a road car with little ffb irl.
 

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