Development status – February

A new build is appearing on the horizon and some developments remain unclear. Andreas Wagner has a wonderful list to keep track many of those lost and forgotten changes or initiatives. Now we know Dirt is even close and Ferrari allow to access to the first car last week. Only a new short oval track is confirmed for the new season and we expect also performance improvements and bugfixes being deployed. We’ll see.

most recent updates January 30th 2017
– removed Cup Porsche from the carlist (released)
– 2017S1 update release notes: http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3511059.page

a bit older updates:
– DX9 support has essentially ended! See above…
– removed crossing arms from character animation (released at least in some cars -> feature exists)
– added a collection of new dirt content in-sim screenshots at according places (cars and tracks)
– time attack mode announced, video will follow soon
– Dirt versions of Legends car and NASCAR camping world trucks
– Dirt sprint car versions: 205, 360 and 410 winged; 410 wingless
– Dirt SLM will have the versions 305, 358 and 410
– added Pro Mazda to carlist
added discussion thread to keep this one clean (see link above)


Cars:
Road and Rallycross:
– Aston Martin Vantage GT3: (signed)
Sep-11:2014: Announcement of Aston Martin deal
Nov-13-2014: some Astons scanned, no information which one
Apr-09-2015: GT1 first, GT3 after that
– Aston Martin ??? (total of four Aston Martins were signed):
Sep-11:2014: Announcement of Aston Martin deal
Nov-13-2014: some Astons scanned, no information which one
Apr-09-2015: most recent mentioning of other Aston Martin car licenses but still no details
– BMW One Series NGTC: (signed but delayed)
Dec-20-2012: BMW deal announced
Dec-21-2012: exchanged 3 Series for 1 Series
Nov-13-2014: partnering with BTCC, getting data is difficult
Jun-04-2015: no new BMWs planned in the short term
– BMW E92 M3 GT2/GTE: (signed but delayed)
Dec-20-2012: BMW deal announced
Dec-22-2012: E92 M3 GT2 announced
Jun-04-2015: no new BMWs planned in the short term
– Ferrari 488 GTE: (signed)
Oct-18-2016: 488 GTE signed as the first Ferrari model
– Ford Fiesta RS GRC: (modeled)
Apr-01-2016: authentic dirt announcement on April 1st (really)
Apr-04-2016: picture of scanned rallycross vehicle
Jun-28-2016: Rendering of Ford Fiesta model
– Formula Renault 3.5: (signed)
Jul-16-2015: Renault deal for Formula 2.0 and 3.5 announced
– Honda Civic NGTC: (signed)
May-11-2012: Honda deal announced
Aug-16-2013: challenging to get data but possible
Sep-12-2013: finally getting scan data from a team
Nov-13-2014: partnering with BTCC, getting data is difficult
– Pro Mazda:
Nov-15-2016: Change of series name in iRacing and plan to update car
Nov -22.2016: Car should be in production sometime in 2017
– Ruf CTR 3: (??)
Feb-14-2013: Tony Gardner: “Who knows when and if we will ever build it…”

Oval (including dirt):
– Dirt Super Late Model: (305, 358 and 410)
Apr-01-2016: authentic dirt announcement on April 1st (really)
Jun-28-2016: Picture of the Dirt SLM; we’ll get a Super LM, Limited LM and LM Stock
Jun-28-2016: High-res picture
Nov-09-2016: Template for three dirt cars have been released
Nov-09-2016: proper render of the dirt late model
Nov-29-2016: [url=http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3510448.page]there will be the 305, 358 and 410 version
of the car[/url]
Dec-01-2016: New collection of dirt content in-sim screenshots
– Dirt Street Stock:
Nov-09-2016: Template for three dirt cars have been released
Nov-09-2016: proper render of the dirt street stock
Dec-01-2016: New collection of dirt content in-sim screenshots
– Dirt Sprint Car: (with and without wings)
Jun-28-2016: will be scanned next week = beginning of July 2016
Nov-04-2016: “First drive [with virtual car] happened yesterday”
Nov-09-2016: there will also be a version of the sprint car without wings
Nov-09-2016: Template for three dirt cars have been released
Nov-09-2016: proper render of the winged sprint car
Nov-29-2016: 250, 360, 410 version winged; 410 version wingless
Dec-01-2016: New collection of dirt content in-sim screenshots
– Dirt NASCAR Camping World Trucks: (Chevy & Toyota)
Nov-29-2016: Dirt versions of trucks
– Dirt Legend:
Nov-29-2016: Dirt version of the Legends car


Oval tracks:
Actually being worked on:
– Eldora (dirt oval):
Apr-01-2016: authentic dirt announcement on April 1st (really)
Apr-04-2016: announcement of Eldora Speedway
Jun-28-2016: WIP shot of Eldora (with dirt super late model) using placeholder textures
Dec-01-2016: New collection of dirt content in-sim screenshots
– Pocono: (REscanned)
May-21-2014: Pocono has been rescanned
Jul-21-2014: some work done on Pocono
Jun-04-2015: “No news” on Pocono
Jun-09-2016: …plan is to get to Pocono and others…

scanned:
– Montgomery Motor Speedway
Dec-19-2013: “… about 5 other tracks which are not even on the timeline right now…”
Aug-07-2014: track has been scanned
– Mosport oval:
Mar-04-2011: scanning picture
– Michigan: (REscanned)
May-21-2014: Michigan has been rescanned
– Rockingham Motor Speedway UK:
Mar-11-2015: Rockingham UK has been signed
Apr-28-2015: Rockingham UK has been scanned
– Williams Grove Speedway (dirt oval):
Apr-13-2016: Williams Grove Speedway announced
May-28-2016: track has been scanned
Jun-27-2016: behind the scence video
Dec-01-2016: New collection of dirt content in-sim screenshots

signed:
– other dirt configs:
Apr-05-2016: … dirt configs on some existing ovals…
Jun-28-2016: there will probably be a dirt version of USA Speedway (base package)
Dec-01-2016: New collection of dirt content in-sim screenshots


Road tracks:
Actually being worked on:
– none known at the moment

scanned:
– Miller Motorsports Park (possible tech track)
Nov-21-2011: on the list to do at some point
May-13-2013: possible tech track
– Moroso:
May-13-2013: possible tech track
– Rockingham Motor Speedway UK:
03-11-2015: Rockingham UK has been signed
04-28-2015: Rockingham UK has been scanned
– Silverstone
Jul-26-2012: REscanned
– Snetterton:
Jun-18-2012: track signed
Jan-25-2015: Track was probably scanned according to track staff
– Tsukuba:
Apr-03-2012: picture of scanned point cloud
– Willow Springs International Motorsports Park
May-13-2013: possible tech track

signed:
– Croft Circuit:
Jun-18-2012: track signed
– Mallory Park:
Jun-18-2012: track signed
– Thruxton Circuit:
Jun-18-2012: track signed
– rescaning Lime Rock (on the list to do at some point)
May-20-2014: Planned but not sure whether the track will change again
Aug-05-2015: Lime Rock organisation is close to making a decision about further changes
Sep-15-2015: Still want to rebuilt Lime Rock but the real track keeps changing


– rallycross configs:
Apr-05-2016: … rallycross configs on some existing tracks…


Physics:
– dirt:
Jun-28-2016: Various information, there will be a dirt version of the Street Stock
– hand brake:
Jun-28-2016: hand brake modeled
– cars on NTMv6: (latest version) Not absolutely sure if correct and complete! Help appreciated .
– all except V8Supercars -> DW12 has V6 tires now
– cars with chassis torsion: Not absolutely sure if correct and complete! Help appreciated .
– all except Pontiac Solstice, Radical SR8, Riley DP, RUF, Spec Racer Ford, Skippy, VW Jetta, Williams F1 ?
– deactivation of anti-stall and parking brake: (for hosted sessions)
Apr-23-2014: “code is already in place we are just waiting on a…tter model for engine stalling


Visuals:
– character animations: updating the animations (shift animation, head movement according to physical situation)
Nov-13-2014: working on pit crews
Mar-06-2015: “13. Animated pit crews are on the list”
Feb-12-2016: video about character animation
Sep-06-2016: The 16S4 update brought a new driver model but no new animations yet
Oct-25-2016: Preview video of driveranimation with crossing arms
– day-night-transition:
Jun-28-2016: Won’t be in the release in September but it’s on the to do list
– graphical tire updates:
Mar-13-2015: picture of flat spots (gravel, marbles and grass on tires allready released)


Audio:
– soundsystem: adding several new sounds (crowds, flyover, pitsounds) and updating enginesounds:
Aug-14-2012: The audio side of things will be moved to XAudio2 framework in the future
Mar-27-2012: very big and complex project
Jun-23-2014: soundengine explanation by David Tucker


Other Features:
– damage model: there’s a new employee working on the damage model
Aug-13-2012: improved damage model announced
Nov-13-2014: working on physical and graphical damage model
Jun-04-2015: working on an all new damage model for all cars
Jun-28-2016: There should be a new driver model in the September build
– new user interface: including insim UI, start of race and after race experience
Feb-06-2013: user interface mockup picture
Feb-14-2013: update announced
Nov-13-2014: still working on new user interface
Mar-06-2015: some updates in 2015S2 build but not the new UI yet
Mar-18-2015: thread with some infos about new UI
Mar-21-2015: video about new user interface
Mar-21-2015: video thread with some infos by staff members
Nov-18-2015: Infos and pictures of new website and user interface
Jun-28-2016: beta version of new UI might be released by the end of 2016
– time attack mode:
Nov-29-2016: Time attack mode announced, video will be coming soon
– offline testing mode: (to be used during the maintenance break for example)
Apr-22-2014: working on offline testing mode
Apr-22-2014: some further informations by David Tucker
– forum:
May-11-2016: Evaluating new forum possibilities


Other things:
– weather system with rain (?)
no public plans at the moment
– AutoX:
Sep-16-2015: Would like to do it but it’s a big project
– trying to get licenses for:
– Hungaroring:
– Monaco:
Nov-18-2011: trying to get a license for Monaco
– Honda HSV-010 is probably never going to be built
Aug-16-2013: literally impossible to get data
Dec-19-2013: “… car will likely never be built…”

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