Discussion in 'News & Notifications' started by Christopher Elliott, Aug 31, 2018.
3 to 4 months away.
Still developing graphics engine that has been going on for 4 months and are currently 50% through development (graphics and graphical improvements)
New lighting system (ambient lighting already implemented), so now working on new shaders
They have made new car shaders on the new lighting models (physical base rendering)
currently car shaders have been done but now need to work on road, car and other material shaders
shaders on different layers now possible (so now metallic and two-tone paint possible as well as different materials being able to be reflected correctly) - up to 6 different materials can now be represented on the car body creating diversity and realism of car representations
It's WIP and 3-4months away from being released
Night lighting adjustments being implemented too - with the new material system cars won't look so flat & night 'reflectivity' being looked at
No implementation of Nvidia's RTX at this stage of the products cycle
Bluish tint from rF2 will be gone
Rough reflections will be possible
UI & Competition System in HTML creates a host of (online) features and opportunities for leagues, for e.g., allowing another player to step in and change your settings, and you head out and try it at your end (a team experience)
Competition - there will be a match-making system. Scoring system. Different types of events. A system with a ladder of progression. Official races available every day. Will open it up for leagues.
A new collision system is not being considered
Overlays will be based on HTML and will arrive with the new UI (end of Q4 2018 - end of Q1 2019)
Shadow improvements are possible with new techniques & are looking at improving
Dynamic clouds can be tweaked to improve on what rf2, 'not a lot, but a bit better'
Dynamic track temperature will be implemented but have to make sure all content is playable as many mods have been made with one temperature for the tyre in mind.
Once real data is received (in a few months) from wet racing from one of the teams, wet grip will be adjusted.
Zandvoort will be released this week with all layouts, night lighting, rain effects - so a 1.0 release
Live weather will be implemented
RF 2 is getting more Dynamic than ever
this must be the idea behind the long wait
it deserves a hall of fame
But wait!!!!! No announcements about grass? <hehhehe>
i heard something about grass like they redo it and new grass will be come soon
Very nice output from Sim Expo, thank you Magus for posting this. Documentation is extremely important and we will be looking forward to it. If current shaders or tech gets disrupted or broken, that's ok as long as there is publicly available documentation. All modding groups and users should have access, not just specific people.
"Dynamic track temperature will be implemented but have to make sure all content is playable as many mods have been made with one temperature for the tyre in mind."
This should be ok as long as the point expressed in our first paragraph is followed. Let's push for progression, not always holding a compromise to make all work.
Could not agree more.
All other sims need to pay attention to rF2 and S397 !
This is huge !
Can you tell me what has been planned for the AI ?
I understand written English, but not really oral.
A huge thank you to the user @Magus for the information he gave.
Good news studio 397 Nordschleife comes to rfactor 2 I hope also a classic version like spa..... green fences. A lot of bumps.. flying with your car in planzgarden. The real green hell from the 50,s and 60,s
Wow - this sounds amazing. Thanks for taking the time to post this. Well done dev team on continuing to improve the visuals. Sounds amazing. RTX one day in the future will be incredible, but reckon it’s not worth it until 3080 GTX etc....hugely impressed though by the rate of development.
Any ideas, if there is going to be mod tools (gMotor plugin?) for newer 3DS Max (2018+)? Currently, IFAIK only 2012 MAX 2012 version exists...
@LokiD said in other topic :
"in the stream yesterday marcel said there wont be an rewrite of the AI, but certain issue areas will be fixed."
The big problems with rfactor 2 is the fact that if they do a change in tyre model, temp model of the track and more complex things, we go back to the problems after dx11 conversion, some mods will get updated, a lot won´t, and if we only use official content, it can get a bit boring.
Nobody is stopping people to use the sim at the default temp settings incase that there is somebody not willed to update a desired mod. Same as nobody is forced to use old DX9 content with PP on, content that wasn't even properly adjusted for DX9. I think we should be going forward when it comes to such core features as track and ambient temps. You can't call your sim the most dynamic, if there aren't dynamic temperatures, fog and wind, when the rest of the sims does provide such features. People should understand that this is a big chance for S397 to offer the best and most realsitic experience and not something that will break old mods. None of the game updates so far broke old content anyway and tracks that were created properly in DX9 will work in DX11 aswell. What we have seen with DX11 is that more people were willed to update their tracks with new features and up to standards. That's the reason why we have such content as Watkins Glen with such an amzing quality now.
Just imagine a sim that offers a dynamic environment with proper fog based on ambient temp and humidity, with wind affecting the car and how fast clouds move or a wet track that dries up properly based on temps and humidity. There is alot to be gained in that area and we are actually very far away from that in any of the sims right now. Would be nice to see S397 setting new benchmarks in that area, or atleast catching up.
but if they don't change the tyre model then all mods won't get updated not just some.
Agree, make the default settings static with current temp and go full force on track temperature affecting tires. Add a new line modders have to add to their files and if this line is not present show the player a warning telling them to run the game at the default and static temperature.
No excuse to keep this feature out of the game really. Cant it be done this way @Marcel Offermans ?
Totally agree with hitm4k3r.
When DX11 was announced to become default and to stop DX9 support, I was very reluctant to make the change as I though my mods would become useless. Truth is quality has improved significantly and even considering content that didn't get an update, I still can use more than 90% of it. There's more to be gained than lost by pushing forward.
Update: 17 Sep @ 6:53pm
version 0.34 - Added night, rain and other layouts. Optimized and updated to 2018 layout.
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