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This Month in Project CARS - May 2013 Edition

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    Development News

    Work on the WiiU version of Project CARS has kicked off as the first WiiU devkits have arrived - Click Here

    First previews of the 2012 Formula C have been posted up by Casey Ringley - Click Here

    Please welcome back Greg Hill who rejoins the Project CARS audio engineering squad - Click Here

    Darren White has posted up some info on the selectable lens flare feature that is part of the dynamic time of day system - Click Here

    An option to toggle the auto start of the engine will be added soon - Click Here

    Casey Ringley has outlined some high-priority vehicle feature issues regarding the windscreens that will be tackled soon - Click Here

    The newest Project CARS video trailer "Waiting for The Dark", created by WMD member PLM5, is now available on GameTrailers - Click Here

    Our Creative Director Andy Tudor was recently on site at Ideame Madrid, check out his summary here - Click Here

    The winners of the Ford Capri Zakspeed Group 5 livery contest vote have been announced, congrats to everyone who made the cut! - Click Here

    Our Handling Consultant Nic Hamilton has provided one of his excellent extensive feedback reports - Click Here

    Nine Mercedes Benz cars will be included in Project CARS as revealed on the frontpage - Click Here

    New and existing members will soon be able to invest into the development of the Playstation 4 & Xbox One versions of Project CARS - Click Here

    WMD comes with a money-back offer, please see here for details - Click Here

    Our physics guru Andrew Weber has unleashed a new version of the tire model, coming with plenty of stunning new features - Click Here

    Andrew has also outlined a very interesting proposal regarding a customizable cars feature - Click Here

    Lots of new improvements have recently been applied to the user interface as outlined by our Creative Director Andy Tudor - Click Here

    Our code guys continue to make great progress on the WiiU version of Project CARS - Click Here

    Functionality to save replays along with a new replay view screen has recently been added - Click Here

    The five winning liveries from the Zakspeed Capri Group 5 Livery Contest have been added into the game - Click Here

    Our Producer Phil Merricks has posted up a long list of cool new features that will be worked on in the coming months - Click Here

    Lots of improvements are coming to the gearbox system as outlined by Casey Ringley - Click Here

    Furthermore, a flexible weight ballast & performance balancing system is also coming soon - Click Here

    The TweakIT tool will soon be expanded, allowing comprehensive camera editing for the community - Click Here

    Our Handling Consultant Nicolas Hamilton has shared some great ideas for pCARS in his latest blogs - Click Here

    A new system to swap tires has been added - Click Here

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    Content Previews

    JF Bouchard has improved the headlights of the 1991 BMW M3 E30 Group A - Click Here

    JF has also performed a big list of tasks on the 1981 BMW M1 Procar, including the addition of some cool new damage effects - Click Here

    Gustavo Olivera is making some stunning modelling progress on the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-400 - Click Here

    Ralph Hummerich continues the texturing work on the 1967 Ford Mk IV - Click Here

    Texturing work on the 2012 Ruf RGT-8 has continued as well - Click Here

    Lakeville Raceway has received some new trackside objects - Click Here

    A rough draft model of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 has been added to start physics testing - Click Here

    Ralph Hummerich has made some excellent texturing progress on the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-400 - Click Here

    Luis Barata has checked in a new version of the historical Solitude Rennstrecke track - Click Here

    The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG 6.3 is now available in the development builds - Click Here

    LOD & AO work on the 2012 Ruf RGT-8 has continued recently - Click Here

    Ralph Hummerich has continued the great texturing progress on the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-400 - Click Here

    Vit Budin has shown off some new grid-girl previews - Click Here

    Matt Clark has done plenty of work on the 2009 Ford Focus RS - Click Here

    Meanwhile, Daniel Karlsson is working his texturing magic on the cockpit of the 1991 BMW M3 E30 Group A - Click Here

    Martin Olivera has added windscreen wiper animations to the 2011 Pirault Mega SR Cup 265 - Click Here

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    Fixes & Updates

    The Lotus 98T has received a five-speed gearbox as suggested by the WMD members - Click Here

    Doug Arnao has checked in improved physics for the Lotus 49 - Click Here

    The Pagani Zonda R physics have been improved based on CAD data - Click Here

    The Lotus 78 has received an update as well - Click Here

    The static emap position for Anhalt GP has been updated - Click Here

    The emap position for Azure Circuit has been updated as well - Click Here

    A Maximum Frame Latency Setting has been added to the graphics settings - Click Here

    Project CARS has been updated to use the latest version of the Fanatec SDK - Click Here

    An improved version of the Project CARS launcher has been released - Click Here

    A crashing bug related to the new Fanatec SDK has been fixed - Click Here

    A new RaceCalendar feature has been added - Click Here

    The race screens have been updated - Click Here

    Different tire compounds can now be chosen from the GUI - Click Here

    Some runtime warnings for missing files have been fixed - Click Here

    Code support for external gear sounds has been added - Click Here

    First pass physics for the 2012 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3 have been checked in - Click Here

    Engine start & ignition feature work has been added - Click Here

    The Oculus Rift SDK has been added - Click Here

    An audio bug resulting in muffled on-throttle engine sounds has been fixed - Click Here

    Furthermore, a bug causing missing environmental sound effects has been addressed as well - Click Here

    The player-only slipstream effect has been adjusted back to its previous value - Click Here

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    Test & Report Feedback

    Help us collect all current graphic bugs that need fixing - Click Here

    Help test us test the physics of various cars and report your feedback in the testing forum - Click Here

    Which DirectX version are you using when running pCARS? Click Here to Vote

    What method would you like to see used to deter piracy of the PC version of Project CARS? Click Here to Vote

    What makes for good box art? Compare and submit community concept images with box art from other racing titles - Click Here


    Jussi Karjalainen has created a nifty setup tool that you might want to check out - Click Here

    Have you created an application for pCARS using the new API? Make sure to post it in our gallery - Click Here

    A great example of working with the pCARS API is Stephan Gauch's excellent upcoming iOS app - Click Here

    We have added a new lounge for all our members with Manager level - Click Here

    Our prototype design contest is still going on! Make sure to check out all the neat designs and maybe submit one yourself! - Click Here

    That's it for this time, have fun checking out all the material and make sure to join the discussions yourself if you have a WMD Tool Pack!


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