Latest Update: Palm Beach v2.02 Now Available!!!

Discussion in 'News & Notifications' started by Christopher Elliott, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Christopher Elliott

    Christopher Elliott Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Messages:
    4,207
    Likes Received:
    5,252
    [​IMG]

    This updated Palm Beach completes the phase of updating all original track content to more modern standards, and we hope we managed to save the best and most extensive one for last! Over time it has served as a test bed for new shaders and techniques, all of which have now been wrapped up in this v2.02. Not only has the long-awaited tight and twisty Kart layout been added, but with no object untouched, this update transforms the place and puts Palm Beach where it belongs, in Florida's hot and humid atmosphere.

    Enjoy this virtually new track!

    Changelog

    • Added Kart layout
    • Improved surface/microbumps feel
    • Implemented latest RealRoad shader
    • New road texture
    • New road detail maps
    • Replaced paddock asphalt with a more accurate version
    • Replaced pitlane concrete with a more accurate version
    • Fixed inaccurate curb lengths
    • Remapped curbs
    • Updated white line material
    • Added blue lines in pitlane
    • Reconformed and remapped all painted lines
    • Remapped and enhanced RaceGroove for both layouts
    • Optimized RaceSurfaces for smoothness
    • Cleaned up terrain mesh
    • Implemented latest terrain shader and blended terrain
    • New grass and soil textures
    • Terrain Radiosity pass
    • Optimized terrain objects for smoothness
    • Added grass verge decals
    • Improved water to resemble swamp pond
    • Added sunblocker object
    • Optimized fence materials for better performance
    • Fixed fence mapping glitch
    • Added foam defender barriers
    • Fixed tyre belt shadow issues
    • Replaced tyre walls
    • Added barrier collision objects
    • Optimized walls, fences, tyre barriers for smoothness
    • Replaced 3D trees with much better ones
    • Replaced and replanted 2D trees with baked 3D trees
    • Replaced and replanted shrubs
    • Added water plants
    • Optimized vegetation objects for smoother performance
    • Replaced Road Course and Drag Race Control towers with new, high detail models
    • Optimized secondary buildings and improved textures and materials
    • Optimized grandstand objects and materials, and improved textures
    • Added DigiFlags to Road Course
    • Replaced floodlight posts with much better model
    • Added night glow objects
    • Removed flags and sponsor signs
    • Added stand in pitlane
    • Added some electrical boxes
    • Optimized power lines
    • Updated notice boards to rF2 users
    • Improved drag strip score board signs (static)
    • Replaced cones with much more detailed ones
    • Replaced outhouses with much better model
    • Replaced bins with much better model
    • Replanted and optimized crowds
    • Replaced car trailer and bus with much better models
    • Replaced low poly trackside cars with higher detail ones
    • Refreshed trackside cameras
    • Updated AIW with all the latest tech
    • Updated TDF with all the latest tech
    • Removed HDR Profiles
    • Created new UI art
    • Added Test Team RealRoad Preset Package

    Steam Workshop page: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=537637315
    Download link: 264mb
     
    Jake Loewenstein likes this.
  2. Nuno Lourenço

    Nuno Lourenço Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    577
    Likes Received:
    25
    Downloading! Thank you very much ;)
     
  3. TJones

    TJones Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    102
    Thank's guys, very well done.

    I guess the ducks left the place, because of the bad publicity they got (vampyrism and such). ;)
     
  4. Magus

    Magus Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    428
    PalmBeach v1.43 still exists on the list as it is used by a variety of different Race Events. Is this correct?
     
  5. MarcG

    MarcG Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    6,376
    Likes Received:
    1,667
    Thanks ISI/Track Team, absolutely love the fact it's located in Jupiter (real Florida town) and can only guess it's a homage to the JUNO Mission? Seems kind of fitting anyway!

    Lovely detail throughout, track feedback feels good on first run, just wish you went with Black/White curbs and not the Blue/Red of Chrystal Palarse but that's another (football/soccer) story :p

    Thanks again :)
     
  6. Nitrometh

    Nitrometh Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2014
    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    443
    Thank you very much great update. But to be honest it hurts to see that great quarter mile and there is no chance to get there[emoji28]

    Gesendet von meinem GT-I9301I mit Tapatalk
     
  7. Magus

    Magus Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    428
    You can get there, just no timing/timer function..
     
  8. Nitrometh

    Nitrometh Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2014
    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    443
    Hm ok. Good to know. Thanks :)

    Gesendet von meinem GT-I9301I mit Tapatalk
     
  9. sg333

    sg333 Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    152
    Thanks Track Team! :) Big leap forward since it originally came out, great to see what can really be done now!
     
  10. Christopher Elliott

    Christopher Elliott Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Messages:
    4,207
    Likes Received:
    5,252
    That will be fixed shortly, thanks :)
     
  11. Emery

    Emery Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,403
    Likes Received:
    1,019
    Night lights, crumbling paddock paving, drag strip, animated birds... lots of good stuff!

    Only downside I've seen is that historics are plowing wide on turns.
     
  12. jayarrbee36

    jayarrbee36 Registered

    Joined:
    May 9, 2016
    Messages:
    455
    Likes Received:
    1,241
    A massive upgrade! Thanks very much, ISI. :)
     
  13. Nimugp

    Nimugp Registered

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    878
    Likes Received:
    139
    but, you do realise that this is a real track, not a fictional one ;)

    Location, google maps
     
  14. Eddy

    Eddy Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,626
    Likes Received:
    380
    Thanks guys tested shortly great update i like what you have done with the trees, very well done.
     
  15. stonec

    stonec Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    3,063
    Likes Received:
    1,190
    This update improved the track a lot. In some of the recent updates I've not been so sure if the color changes were to the right direction, but this track has no such issue. Just one thing that worsened was removal of the flags weaving at start/finish line, they brought some life to the ambience which was kind of unique to rF2. The poles are left empty now.
     
  16. Christopher Elliott

    Christopher Elliott Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Messages:
    4,207
    Likes Received:
    5,252
    Have you tried "AI learning" for those particular historics that go a little wide?
     
  17. MarcG

    MarcG Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    6,376
    Likes Received:
    1,667
    Haha never knew that no :D thanks
     
  18. Emery

    Emery Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,403
    Likes Received:
    1,019
    Hey, that's my line! LOL, yes I will try it soon.
     
  19. Mikec87

    Mikec87 Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    21
    This track is so very good. Love the fact that you can now drive on the drag strip too....please, please...can the timing be done one day? :)
     
  20. emha76

    emha76 Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2013
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    9
    Thank You!
     

Share This Page