Kart Racing Pro Beta 16 Released

We have just received news of an update to Kart Racing Pro. Beta 16 has just been released. There is a lot of working going on behind the scenes and eventually the fruits of their labour are released to the public.

One of the interesting details of this release is the support or HTC Vive and TrackIR which falls nicely with the already supported Oculus Rift. I have yet to experience VR, but from what I have seen and read about this technology will be awesome in Kart Racing Pro. Being an avid Kart racer I have a soft spot for this sim, and will be trying it out very soon.

The release notes worthy of a mention are improved controller support, a fix to improve the steering and some bugs with the tyre simulation, which is all good news. Please seen the end of this story for a complete list of the changelog features with this latest beta 16 release.

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See below for changelog details for Kart Racing Pro Beta 16.

fix: tyre simulation bugs
fix: improved steer simulation
fix: multiplayer improvements
fix: server restart
fix: web servers browser clients list
fix: dedicated server replay save split by session
fix: track cutting penalty
fix: white and chequered flags
fix: race manager bug
fix: replay bugs
fix: replay rotation
fix: replay gear
fix: remote karts gear
fix: reflections bug
fix: reflections and shadows optimization
fix: specular + shadow rendering path
fix: blending + bump rendering path
fix: memory usage optimization
fix: dynamic track surface optimizations
fix: plugins rendering bug
fix: garage compare setup
fix: setup change bug
fix: testing mode crash with missing testing.ini
fix: trackside cameras bug
fix: number of centerline segments
fix: removed limits on the number of tracks, karts, helmets, intakes, dashes, paints
fix: bodywork selection saved for each kart
fix: helmet selection saved for each driver
fix: paint selection saved for each kart, intake, helmet and dash
fix: improved controller profiles support
fix: visor wipe delay
fix: VR user interface list boxes
new: remote karts visible in pits, too
new: remote karts visible in the pits when not on track
new: LAN direct connect
new: controls linearity over 100%
new: controls state
new: misc controllers profiles
new: IK links debug
new: TrackIR support
new: HTC Vive support


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Dean Hummerstone

Driving Instructor, Kart Racer, Ex Stock car racer, Sim Racer and Blogger