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  1. Steam Early Access release upcoming in ...

    , 2 Days Ago at 03:30 AM
    stay tuned!

    Updated 2 Days Ago at 03:36 AM by tdev

  2. Tennis racket theorem: check

    , 2 Weeks Ago at 06:04 PM
    Apparently we can simulate it out of the box:

    The original on the ISS:

    Our testcase (we just built the model, no special physics code added):

    via and (see also:


    Also, very nice rallying vid from Jalkku:

    via Development-Screens-(Each-post-contains-a-picture-OR-contributing-post-)

    Updated 2 Weeks Ago at 06:37 PM by tdev

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  3. Version released

    , 3 Weeks Ago at 04:30 PM


    • Fixed Level of Detail (LOD) on high resolutions: this was responsible for the super low resolution on post HD screen resolutions
    • Fix some bindings not being loaded when using inputmaps generated in older versions: This was responsible for breaking the hotkeys completely.
    • fixes ui show/hide keys and accidental destruction of the legacy apps
    • Fix display of default linearity in bindings
    • Add support to modify scale in bindings
    • Strip angularjs metadata when writing inputmaps to disk
    • Do not store binding settings that are default (increases inputmap readability/shareability)
    • Add ability to set deadzone in bindings
    • Add revert-to-defaults functionality to input screen
    • Allow saving to a non-existing inputmap (create inputmaps for new devices)
    • Filter out Null Audio from Options GUI.
    • reduced instability warning from 60 seconds to 10 seconds
    • Fixed lightflare render on low texture quality with non pow2 textures.


    • added photo mode: Use the sidebar to open it or CTRL + U
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    • added camera banking support for the Photo mode


    • fixed up pedal placement in pickup and roamer
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  4. Version released

    , 4 Weeks Ago at 03:15 PM

    We've just released a new update to address some of the new bugs found in

    • Fixed crash on selecting Null audio provider
    • Fixed crash when fullscreen lost focus when loading a level
    • UI: Play button now closes any open tabs
    • UI: hide UI hotkeys working again: SHIFT+U
    • UI: fixed ng-cloak: menu loading now hidden
    • UI: fixed UI apps not getting any data since the stream information was not in sync after switching vehicles or spawning new
    • UI/VehicleConfig: Parts configuration works again
    • UI/VehicleConfig: fixed UI getting desync when exchanging the vehicle while the UI is open
    • UI/Options: Graphics options save properly
    • UI/Options: All PostFX options now working
    • UI/Options: Dynamic reflections options now working
    • UI/Environment: fixed cloud cover bug: slider min/max fixed
    • UI/Environment: removed defunct rain drop slider
    • UI/Debug: reset all vehicles working
    • UI/Debug: render debug options working
    • UI/Debug: FOV back working
    • UI/Debug: fixed Center of Gravity not working
    • UI/Debug: fixed static collision debug not working
    • UI/Environment: added simulation speed slider
    • UI/Physics pause menu: Screen gets the black border and the STOP sign when in J mode
    • UI/Options: removed not working easy graphics option for now as this is WIP
    • PostFX settings now save on exit
    • Keyboard bindings fixed, T to fire the cannon for example (if you still experience problems, try to delete your "My Documents/" folder)

    • removed WIP UI apps: hydroscontroller and racingtime
    • added missing preview images to all other UI apps
    • Fixed Roamer and D15 gear needle movement
    • Fixed Roamer brake gauge light incorrect location
    • New 18 inch wheels for the Sunburst RS/Race
    • Corrected wheel deform/strength values
    • Inflated Mat texture error fixed
    • Fixed Moonhawk collision triangles
    • Tweaked 200BX rear bumper, fixed inverted coltri
    • Tuned 200BX torque curves
    • Removed terrains aitest and thevoid from the release (they are dev testing maps and just slipped in)
    • port level now actually just being the port
    • added textarea to feedback app
    • added missing dragcoef, sidereinfbeam deform and strength to some tires

    You may read the rest of the changes released yesterday here version-0-3-8-1-released-64-bits-200bx-material-design

    Updated 4 Weeks Ago at 12:33 AM by tdev

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  5. version released - 64 bits, Roamer, 200BX, material design

    , 4 Weeks Ago at 11:23 PM

    New, cleaner, simpler and easier to maintain/develop User Interface using material design (same as your android phone):

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    Other big changes:
    • we finally switched from 32Bits to 64Bits, your computer will choose the correct version automatically.
    • ~19.5% faster physics core thanks to 64 bit optimization
    • New vehicles: Gavril Roamer and Ibishu 200BX

    In more detail:

    • New UI (WIP) - Press 'Escape' key to toggle
    • Added torqueArm feature for correct reaction torque on cars' axles
    • Improved the performance of the physics core. x64 is ~19.5% faster now than the previous version x86 physics core
    • Improved 64-bit support
    • Improved pressure simulation (increases tire stability)
    • Optimizations of pressure simulation
    • Optimized the wheel simulation
    • Small optimizations of the collision subsystem
    • Changed physics realtime limit to be at 20 FPS
    • Added feedback app - Use for bug reporting only
    • Added 'center of gravity' debug
    • Added 'breakgroup' debug
    • Material editor supports Reflectivity Maps
    • A notice will be shown if integrated video card gets used
    • Added color gradient to ScatterSky in the mission file
    • Added fixed nodes support
    • SideReinfBeam option added to pressureWheel model
    • Vehicle recovery system improvements . Press 'Insert' to use it
    • Updating densities on every gfx frame for objects that are in water
    • Added wheelSideReinfBeam (optional) and split up hub beam options (hubSide, hubTread, hubPeriphery) also optional
    • Renamed decalroad difficulty property to drivability
    • Added getTerrainDrivability
    • Added floating point number filtering of the physics engine to increase the stability of T3D
    • Improved AI basic route planning
    • Added AI route positions optimization
    • Added AI 3 point turns
    • Added AI bump planning
    • Added AI jump planning (WIP)
    • Tuned vehicle tires
    • Create hooks that T3D can call when input changes
    • Show raw hardware controllers information

    • Fixed duplicate beam/missing beam for the Grand Marshal lightbar
    • Tweaked grand marshal ride height
    • Fixed tiretester load problem.
    • Add fallback for missing GlobalCubemap on levels - There is no need to manually add GlobalCubemap to a level to use static reflections
    • Fixed infinite level loading when in fullscreen mode
    • Fixed Fanatec pedals being unbindable
    • Fixed differential mode toggle lua function
    • Fixed welded/lsd differentials causing wheel instability
    • Fixed combined throttle and brake causing wheel instability
    • Fixed wheel torque reaction
    • Fixed incorrect engine torque reaction
    • Fixed negative gravity in sand/mud simulation
    • Fixed Sunburst front lug nuts clipping through steel wheels
    • Fixed vehicle not functioning without flexbodies section
    • Fixed uneven force feedback at steering limits for all cars
    • Fixed spurious crash sounds
    • Fixed vehicle camera with mouse + rclick
    • Fixed debug persistency breaking with module init
    • Removed logline deduplication problem
    • Fixed retaining of debug mode
    • Improved nodeweight debug
    • Fix invalid TerrainBlock ray cast, froze game at level load.
    • Window title changes: now includes version and architecture
    • Shape now using a normalized 1900x1080 resolution for calculation: improves chosen LOD model
    • Make collada update of material.cs files optional.
    • Removed dangerous code(infinite bucle) from Precipitation::wrapDrop
    • Fix shader leak on shutdown
    • Reduce recursive call in Win32Window::setVideoMode
    • Fixed light flares on lowest texture quality: working now
    • Fix missing vehicle shadows on lowest lighting.
    • Split Material's simulated and real time: police lightbar animation now slows down with slowmotion
    • T3D Lua crash fixes on receiving evenings from multiple threads
    • fixed Virtual filesystem destruction CTD on certain CEF file usage
    • Disabled optimization on Octree code, some times dont work correctly: more stable now
    • launcher should now kill of stray .ui processes when main process died
    • added ability to show and hide the cef console dynamically: ALT+C
    • Add support for Material's reflectivity maps.
    • Fix leak due to missing virtual dtor
    • Render Forest objects when we use ScatterSky.lastSplitTerrainOnly
    • Fix Decals normals: lighting on decals should be correct now
    • Remove support for MNG: was not used, but still crashing
    • disabled security relevant functions to improve the T3D sandbox
    • Add color gradient files to ScatterSky
    • Recicle DecalManager buffers every N frames for avoid the buffer lock problem.
    • fixing CTD on canvas render invocation
    • removed strange tab replacement in console, also added time to console log struct improved look and format
    • improved error logging on fatal lua errors
    • minor things, added lua startup script and file: -lua -luafile
    • fixed CTD on T3D Lua reload, reloads are properly queued now
    • Change SimXMLDocument for use virtual FS: used by editors settings.xml
    • Add SimObject::inspectPostApply to Lua interface.
    • Add debug log for a problem with SpotLight not updated correcty on scene octree.
    • Avoid LightBase field set/read from dummy variable.
    • Implement setVehiclePosition for recovery system
    • Extend drawSquarePrism interface
    • renamed difficulty to drivabilityon decalroads
    • Add debug logs for try get more information about a frequent crash
    • Safe code for CubeReflector::updateReflection
    • Save console position
    • Fix sort video modes for GFXPCD3D9Device::enumerateVideoModes.
    • Enable SFXNullProvider as fallback when principal sfx provider fails to init,
    • Fixed CTD: Check against NULL ptr in Win32Window::WindowProc
    • Fix crash at startup when some input devices are connected.
    • Reduce min window size
    • Add check for detect when GPU drivers try to overide DX9 AA setting: fixes transparent vehicles for AMD GPU users
    • Add safe code for avoid crashes when we call Platform::Altert during render.
    • Fixed serious drivetrain differential bug
    • improved physics core stability

    • New vehicle: Gavril Roamer
    • New vehicle: Ibishu 200BX
    • New tire tuning for Covet, Grand Marshal, 200BX, Sunburst, & Gavril D/H series, using new side reinforcement beams
    • New steering rack system for Gavril D/H series
    • Revamped Sunburst rear suspension
    • Tweaked susp damping so both ends have similar bounce frequency
    • Minor tuning to improve handling balance and ffb feel on the Covet, Grand Marshal, Moonhawk, Sunburst, & Gavril D/H series
    • Weakened D15 and Roamer roof structure to collapse more in rollovers
    • Minor updates to the Inflated Mat
    • AI Improvements
    • Updated vehicles thumbnails
    • Updated loading screen images
    • Materials animation uses simulation time now
    • Improved console logging
    • Forest will cast shadows if 'last split on terrain only' option is activated in the ScatterSky settings

    Partly the changes are covered by our previous blogpost: April-2015-Progress-report

    Some stats from the 2nd of April to the 30th of April:
    • 960 SVN revisions
    • 188 GIT commits
    • 216 internal tickets closed - 45 tickets closed but still to be tested by QA

    Updated 4 Weeks Ago at 07:03 PM by gabester

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