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Scawen
Developer
Hi, saved to my patch folder. Thanks!
Scawen
Developer
About the graphical update, here are some links to some info I posted recently.
It's still quite some time away but we really need this update so we're working on it as much as we can.
https://www.lfs.net/forum/post/1933469#post1933469
https://www.lfs.net/forum/post/1933477#post1933477
https://www.lfs.net/forum/post/1933978#post1933978
Scawen
Developer
That is really off topic as it's nothing to do with the test patch.

But, for a quick answer, the new tyre physics is based on a mathematical model for producing the output forces from the current state of the tyre (velocity, rotation, camber etc.) instead of a 'made up' combination of lateral and longitudinal forces from 'made up' slip curves to try to match the data. It provides a more realistic response for steering and application of throttle and brakes, affect of camber and so on. It feels good to drive but is not finished and I would like to get it done for the big update we are currently working on (which is a really important graphical update).

I guess you could find more information about the tyre model by searching for my posts, but you would have to search back quite far. I'm a bit too busy to go looking for it now.
Subscription hosts extended by one week
Scawen
Developer
For anyone who uses our subscription hosts, we have extended your subscription by one week to make up for last week's down time.
Scawen
Developer
Quote from MacedoSTI :i feel something different gearbox from some cars... and fxo tyres gets hot easly on fernbay...

I tested it on all WR hotlaps yesterday and it ran them all without going OOS.

So I'm sure there was no unintentional change to physics.
Scawen
Developer
I'm still very interested to know the error code that should now be reported with "Unknown file transfer error". Just to know if it's some kind of temporary internet issue or something that LFS needs to deal with. Only problem is I think only two people have reported it and one of them doesn't get the issue any more.

So if any of you see "Unknown file transfer error" please let us know the rest of the message that LFS now displays!

EDIT : It's when it fails to download a skin and it says:
SKIN : Unknown file transfer error (X)
The X is the new part I want to know.
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Scawen
Developer
Test Patch R11 is now available with more graphical fixes.

Changes from 0.6R9 to 0.6R11 :

More informative error report for "Unknown file transfer error"
FIX : Lighting restored to most objects (to appear darker in shade)
FIX : Some objects at Blackwood looked the same e.g. ads over pits
FIX : XR front lights were plain white in the recent test patches

https://www.lfs.net/forum/thread/92067
Scawen
Developer
Hmm, strange! Uhmm

Don't think I changed anything but the error message!

Maybe the bug will come back.
Scawen
Developer
Test Patch R10 is now available.

Changes from 0.6R9 to 0.6R10 :

More informative error report for "Unknown file transfer error"
Lighting restored to most objects (so they appear darker in shade)

https://www.lfs.net/forum/thread/92067

I know there are more things to fix but I wanted to get this one out more quickly so we can solve the skin download issue that affects some people. Anyone else can also benefit from the restored lighting on objects.
Scawen
Developer
Quote from rosewood2 :Small update: It turns out that some skins actually came through, while the rest gets rejected. (see screenshot)

Thanks, please check here in a couple of hours - I'll try to post an R10 test that shows the actual error text so we can figure this out.
Scawen
Developer
Quote from greg_slideways :Will I be able to update my host from lfs.net to test patch or only dedicated servers?

From this morning it is now possible to use R9 on the LFS rented servers.
Scawen
Developer
Yes, we can't make the old version download skins with the new website protection.

The fix is in the test patch: https://www.lfs.net/forum/thread/92067
Scawen
Developer
Quote from Degats :It was also reported here

Tnanks. I've made a note to add a more informative error message in the next test patch.
Scawen
Developer
Quote from neonmateo :I don't remember this grass being like this

(Probably shaders I use)

I think that is because of the lighting information that was removed because of changes to modeller objects.

Today I've disabled some of those modeller object changes to allow me to disable the lighting removal but there are some issues I still need to solve.

Unfortunately the code now in the public version contains an early version of some of the graphical updates that was merged in. But then the graphical updates went so much further it has become something that can't be merged in at all and for the new graphics we will be releasing new versions of all the tracks and most of the textures.

For this current update I just need to try and backtrack a little so everything looks OK with the lighting mostly restored, in a small patch.
Scawen
Developer
Quote from -RenaultSportTeam. :It says APPCrash in detail.

Is it possible to find more information, so I know where the crash was?

What I need is:

1) Exception code
2) Crash address or Crash offset

Sometimes this is available in "extra information" or something like that. Which version of Windows are you using?
Scawen
Developer
Quote from rosewood2 :This is happening with every skin, helmets included. Maybe it has something to do with the master port line in cfg.txt?

No, it connects by http to get the skins, not via the master server.

For some reason LFS doesn't recognise the http status code. Unfortunately it's not showing you what that unknown code is, which is a bit unhelpful.

Strange that you are the only one to report that error (so far). I'd better include a more informative error message in that case.
Scawen
Developer
Quote from -RenaultSportTeam. :I uploaded it to the LFS file location. And I worked there. Patch was successful. I got this error when I tried to open LFS.

If I understand you correctly, Windows gave you a message "LFS.exe stopped working". Is there any more information, like "exception code" or "crash address" or "crash offset" ?

Quote from rosewood2 :I keep getting this error when trying to download skins (going from R8 to R9 didn't change matters):

SKIN : Unknown file transfer error - XRT_WINXDARK

Is it only with that skin? Are other skins being downloaded OK? Skin downloading seems OK on my computer.

If it is only that skin, can you post a replay with that skin included so I can try and catch the error in the debugger?
Scawen
Developer
We would need a more detailed description of the problem.

For example, was it when you started it or maybe while racing?

Was there a message from Windows, or LFS?
Scawen
Developer
I want people so see it, so better not stick it. Tilt

When I visit a forum, my eyes skip straight past the stickies so I can see what's recent, instead of some irrelevant information someone posted years ago.

I'm not saying that's what I *should* do but what I find myself doing.
DDoS Attacks - What You Should Do
Scawen
Developer
Short version:

Get the test patch Wink : https://www.lfs.net/forum/thread/92067


Longer version:

Our website and master server have been affected by repeated DDoS attacks for several days.

We have made updates to the website and the master server to hopefully resist a lot of attacks.

The website update affected automatic skin downloads and they no longer work in the official version. They do work in the test patch. The master server updates often work well but you will need the test patch to take advantage of the changes. Hosters should also use the new test version of the dedicated host to stay accessible during an attack.

The test patch is available here: https://www.lfs.net/forum/thread/92067


Master server status:

You can see the pattern of the attacks on this 24 hour graph.
When the graph drops, an attack is ongoing.
For more detailed graphs visit www.lfsworld.net



EDIT: At the time of this edit, 9:40 GMT on Sunday 8 April, there has not been an attack for 24 hours so the graph appears smooth.
If you want to see what the attacks looked like, you can see them on this 14 day graph:
https://www.lfsworld.net/?win=hosts&whichTab=licensed_history&t=14
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Scawen
Developer
The situation has now changed so I've made a new thread and will close this one now.
https://www.lfs.net/forum/thread/92076-DDoS-Attacks---What-You-Should-Do
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Scawen
Developer
Test Patch R9 is recommended for anyone who wants to get online.
Please let us know how it goes with the latest server updates.
https://www.lfs.net/forum/thread/92067
Scawen
Developer
If you'd like to go online, I recommend the test patch R9.
https://www.lfs.net/forum/thread/92067
Scawen
Developer
Quote from skirmantasLTUgamer :The DDoser(s) already reported the file as dangerous in Avast.
https://prnt.sc/j1uw9o

Quote from rediske :That explains my struggle installing R9

Ok, am I understanding this right?

You are using 'security' software that takes its advice from random criminals on the internet?
Scawen
Developer
Test Patch 0.6R9:

Changes from R8 to R9:

Faster one time file conversion straight to DDS about 20 seconds
FIX : Multiplayer replays corrupted file error message in 0.6R8
FIX : Misleading warning messages about missing sky textures
FIX : A message about a missing file when loading Fern Bay

https://www.lfs.net/forum/post/1935638#post1935638
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