iRacing – 2016 Season 4 Patch 2 Release Notes

The team at iRacing have posted the latest 2016 Season 4 patch 2 release notes. This patch fixes a server connection bug, as well as an assortment of improvements for a number of cars and the Le Mans circuit. We have put them all in this blog, so you can pour over them and see if a particular issue has been improved or resolved for you.

Complete List Of  Fixes And Improvements For The 2016 Season 4 Patch 2 Release Notes: 

Simulator

  • Power saving and screen savers are now turned off when the Sim launches.

Connection

  • Fixed a bug that would cause your Options/Graphics/Max cars selection to be sent only to the first server to which you connect while remaining in the simulation. If you registered for a Race session far enough ahead of time, and joined the pre-race Open Practice, the Open Practice server would have been told of your selection. But when you clicked on the [Race!] button inside the simulation to transition to the Race session, the Race server would not be told of your selection, and would instead use the default, maximum value.

Rendering

  • Windshield reflections have been disabled at night tracks.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes partially invisible cars would be present with large fields at Le Mans.
  • All floating point exceptions (reporting in .logs and/or crashing out) in the FG and BG have been disabled if the SIM is running on Wine (Mac/Linux).

Options

  • Fixed a misspelling in the help text for the Far Terrain setting on the Options screen.

Animation

  • Fixed an issue where the lollipop guy would sometimes appear in a T-pose.

CARS

Aston Martin DBR9 GT1

  • Season setups have been updated.
  • Tire warmers are now used for this car. Temperature is set to what we would see with blankets or an oven, as used on GT3 cars.

Audi Quattro GTO

  • Season setups have been updated.
  • Minor bug fix to selection of number of clutch plates for the rear diff. The change increment was two plates, but the range of plates was 1 plate to 8 plates, resulting in strange selection increments depending on where you started. The range has been changed to be from 2 plates to 8 plates.
  • Fixed a car number position issue with the official Audi 90 GTO paint scheme pattern.
  • Fixed the misspelling of FELUERLOSCH-ANLAGE on the dashboard.

Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1

  • Season setups have been updated.
  • Tire warmers are now used for this car. Temperature is set to what we would see with blankets or an oven, as used on GT3 cars.

Dallara DW12

  • Road course tire wear has been significantly increased to ensure more realistic degradation.

Ford GT

  • Slight reduction in fuel consumption to try to hit target stint lengths.
  • Tire warmers are now used for this car. Temperature is set to what we would see with blankets or an oven, as used on GT3 cars.

HPD ARX-01c

  • Added a starter so the engine is able to re-fire if it is shut down when on track.
  • Fixed a distortion issue with the mirror portals.

TRACKS

Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans

  • Signage and advertisements have been updated.
  • Adjusted several race control checkpoints.
  • Le Mans is becoming more and more popular; additional crowds and cars have appeared at the track.

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