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Scawen
Developer
OK, I'm not really sure about it, but can you try the attached DLL?

Quote from README.txt :Installation:

1) Exit LFS
2) Rename the original LFS\dll\LFSOpenVR.dll
3) Copy the test version from this zip file into LFS\dll

Now you can start LFS in the normal way.

There is a very small difference in this version in an attempt to fix a reported bug
when using a Samsung Odyssey+ Headset.

The reported bug is that the right eye looks slightly offset to the right and top.

Values from GetProjectionRaw are used for the left eye but in this test version the
equivalent values for the right eye are created by reflecting the left eye values
instead of calling GetProjectionRaw for the right eye.

Scawen
Developer
It is strange to hear that horizontal and vertical positions are both affected.

It makes me think of one more test. That is to have a look at both eye views simultaneously on the LFS window on your monitor. Normally only one eye view is displayed.

In View Options you should see an option "Monitor view" and you can select "double". Then you should see the whole render target on your monitor and you can see if that has the offset you described. That is the render target that is presented to the driver software.
Scawen
Developer
Hi, you can see the IPD that LFS has read from the drivers.

Please have a look in Options... View.

IPD should be on the right side, below render target.
Scawen
Developer
Thanks, banned willianarmax.
Scawen
Developer
User deleted. I'll ask Victor if he knows how the replays could have bypassed the hotlap protection.
Scawen
Developer
We get a lot of unpleasant posters, scammers, spammers and trolls. More than you probably realise! And we've had to deal with racism, sexism, homophobia and so on. It's a pity that we have to deal with that, when all we are doing is working on a form of entertainment for people to have fun.

Anyway, our job as moderators is to keep this forum a place where you can have civilised discussions. Somewhere that people can come to talk about Live for Speed (and other things, a bit). The unmoderated places on the internet are not really a good place to be.

We try to be consistent, obviously it's not always possible. But the guy who got banned yesterday and couldn't make a post without insulting someone, has 11 accounts. You can probably understand what this means. It's a troll. So we remove that account. Simple as that. Like The-Great who posted above, with one of his 5 accounts. He used to be a good guy but gradually over the years has become nothing more than a troll.

If you want to know if you are a troll or not, try asking yourself this question: "Do I have multiple user accounts on a single site?". If the answer is yes, then most probably you are a troll.
Scawen
Developer
Quote from turbotron :why is the author of this rude comment not banned ?
And am sure i can find more of them ! Much more.

You wont stop anything with bashing people... rather the opposite.
Sometimes it seems u just need some hollydays again, Mr Scawen.

But for sure it fun to read. Thanx for that.

I'm just going to take you at face value here in case you really don't understand.

The guy who got banned, it's not because he said something like "cracking isn't really all that bad". It's because, in his first post, he accused me of 'power tripping' and being 'retarded'. And that was using one of the several multiple accounts he has created (another sign of a troll).

Here's the link to his first post: https://www.lfs.net/forum/post/1944892#post1944892

I'm guessing it's someone from the USA by the choice of insult words in this and subsequent posts. I'm not certain how it is in the USA but over here in England, it's not considered to be polite, reasoned and acceptable speech to use the word 'retarded' really in any context.

It's obviously not power tripping to ban someone who advertises the use of a fake master server. So please, turbotron, if you are a thinking person, take a moment to consider what you are saying.

Any by the way I'm in no need of a holiday, thanks! Work is going well and I'm having a good time doing it. Having fun here in the snow though yesterday and today. Smile
Scawen
Developer
Quote from frnku :good idea. ban everyone from everywhere that'll sure make them play on licenced servers. you act as you're on high ground while in reality this game can't afford to lose a single player

how about trying to fix the game instead of power tripping over bs? imagine being this retarded to actually believe piracy = lost sales.

This is an insulting way of talking. We have many people here who have a different opinion from me or other developers but they can state their opinions in a civilised way.

This account of yours was banned because of your insulting and aggressive way of talking.

Quote from ErwinKonigSS :that's right. everyone who isnt circlejercking with you is TROLL FOOL and needs to be permabanned immediatly

If you can't see how your posting style is aggressive, rude and unpleasant, you have a lot to learn and you need to become socially adjusted. You would get beaten up if you spoke this way in real life but you think it's OK to talk this way on the internet.

It's rude and unpleasant posting that gets people banned, not disagreeing with the developers.
Scawen
Developer
It's just one of these aggressive fools who have many accounts to try and hide their identity, because they want to insult people instead of talking nicely. I think it shows some personal feelings of inadequacy. It's a pity because the person seems not entirely stupid, and people could listen if it talked reasonably. But it wants to insult other people, I guess it feels it has been insulted through its life so wants to take it out on others.
Scawen
Developer
Eric does want to update the interiors. It's obviously important. It's not as high a priority as finishing the tracks, because they don't have any particular problems with shadows.

The existing tracks have issues with the new shadow system because some geometry needs to be rebuilt to cast shadows correctly. Basically if they can be viewed properly from above then the shadows cast properly. But some tracks are so old there are buildings without a roof, and single sided geometry that looks wrong in the new system. There's also the new lighting system and the tracks can be improved to take advantage of that, e.g. shine on surfaces.

That means we can't release the new graphics until all the tracks are updated. The cars don't have this problem so they aren't as high priority. It's not a matter of opinion, it's just logic.
Scawen
Developer
Yes, you can blame me for the UF, not Eric.
Scawen
Developer
KoverBR master banned.
Scawen
Developer
Thanks for the feedback!

There is now a Westhill progress report:

https://www.lfs.net/forum/thread/93032
Graphics Progress Report: Westhill
Scawen
Developer
Hello Racers,

For this month's progress report we will show you some images of the updated Westhill track.

As Westhill is one one of our more modern track areas, it didn't need to be reworked as heavily as some of the others.

Textures have been updated to take advantage of the new lighting system, new 3D kerbs have been added and there are various scenery updates around the track.

Read the whole report on the Graphics Progress Report: Westhill page.

- LFS Developers
Scawen
Developer
Have you tried a new installation? We haven't heard of any unlock problems in recent times.
Brazilian Reseller Closed
Scawen
Developer
Dear Brazilian Racers,

We are no longer making vouchers available through our reseller in Brazil.

It was good for some time that racers could get a license using local payment methods that we are unable to support on our site. But it is no longer possible for us to do business with this reseller.

Thank you for your support.
Scawen
Developer
He ignored the warning and is now banned from the master server.
Scawen
Developer
I think most old layouts will load in fine. The new autocross area is a few metres wider.

Comparison made by Flotch (move the slider left-right):
https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/juxtapose/latest/embed/index.html?uid=a8a7a2a4-0249-11e9-9dba-0edaf8f81e27
Scawen
Developer
OK, thanks. Yes, only 16 fitted on the progress report page. Smile
Scawen
Developer
Quote from Flotch :Comparisons screenshots

Good job, thanks!

I like the final one best.

By the way, you have 17 but we only released 16. 1 and 7 are the same. Smile
Graphics Progress Report: Autocross
Scawen
Developer
Hello Racers,

We have been working on graphics for some time now. A new lighting system allows more varied and realistic surface properties and we have a new shadow system. All tracks must be updated to take advantage of the new features.

This month we have taken some screenshots at the Autocross track, featuring the large car park, skid pad and drag strip. In the open configuration you can now drive between all areas using connecting roads and there is an extended car park beside the original Autocross area.

Read the whole report on the Graphics Progress Report: Autocross page.

- LFS Developers
Scawen
Developer
Quote from tommer :Hey, I just wanted to pop in to say I was playing with the updated layout editor today.

I have mixed feedback. I will start with negatives so I can end on positives:-

# Negatives

## A. Fine tuning the height of objects is problematic

Why:

1. When an object is placed with o key, the X, Y and Z controls are not available.
2. Pressing PgUp, PgDown causes the object to deselect and create a new object unexpectedly. You then need to delete the other object.

Thanks for the feedback.

The trouble is, you don't yet know the solutions or the correct way of working with the modified editor. Several very experienced layout editing people gave a lot of feedback during the development process. So all the points you mention have already been solved.

For the above point, you need to know the difference between O and CTRL+V.

O: Place a new object - it is not now selected.
CTRL+V (paste): Place a new object and keep it selected.

You can transition (toggle) between the above states by pressing CTRL+C (copy)

This is very useful because there is now a clear separation between the PGUP / PGDN keys either operating on the objects that have already been placed, or the objects in hand that have not yet been placed. Instead of both at the same time as it was in the old editor. Now you have the choice. It was very messy before, even if you got used to it.


Quote from tommer :
## B. Selection States are confusing

Why:

When an object is placed with o, it is highlighted as though it is selected, however the move controls are not activated. The movement controls only appear when you click the object, which changes the selection color..?

I think it would be great if you could read this post, which tries to explain how it works and the reasons behind it.
https://www.lfs.net/forum/thread/92152-The-layout-editor-changes


Quote from tommer :
## C. Losing selection when pressing space is not favorable

Why:

In the new editor, the screen can be crowded with 'Selection hints'. A creator like myself who wants to edit a layout will press Space just to see how the layout looks.

Before hand, when you pressed space again, your selection would be kept and you could resume. Now you cannot and it consumes time to get your selection back again.

Press SHIFT+SPACE to keep the selection when hiding the buttons.
Now when you press SPACE again the same objects are still selected.
Scawen
Developer
The thread has become useless now.

Looking at the first post, it basically started that way, got better for a while and has now gone wrong. Time to close.

Let's have sensible discussions, not silly arguments and insults.
Scawen
Developer
That user account has now been deleted.
Scawen
Developer
I'll close this thread now.

Costa, I would really like to ban you from the master server. But in that case you would be forced to stay on the cracked version. That's not what we want. It would be good if you could put your efforts into making sure people leave the cracked version and get onto the proper version, so we can continue to develop Live for Speed.

Or maybe you don't want it to be developed any more, and you just want us to go and get another job?

If I see another report of you advertising on our genuine servers, I'll remove your access to LFS services.
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