Great news guys! Can't wait to try this baby on the road... Is this coincidence or are we going to get new car every year around Christmas? But I'm leaving for Christmas holiday the same day it is released, so I will only try it 2 weeks later.
This is not a update to CMX, that's why it has all the files, because it will install the entire CMX viewer, and that is what it is supposed to do. It's the full program, not a update. Think of the people who didn't have the older CMX one.
If it was a update, it obviously wouldn't have the files that didn't change since then.
While non-racing cars don't exite me much these days, it will be interesting to see what effect the VW data support will have on the handling. Judging by the video it could be the new reference for road car sim physics. In fact I wonder if tyres have been worked on in general.
I think I'm probably one of only a few people who is lukewarm about the Scirocco. What does it add to LFS? We already have the FXO for a front drive 'hot hatch'. All it really gives LFS is presumably a paycheque to the devs from VW and a slightly bigger audience of people who'll go "OMG, a real car in LFS" (totally ignoring the fact we have some real cars already) and buy an S2 license. For a while (days or weeks probably) after the release loads of people will be racing it online. Then, when everyone comes to the decision it feels just like the FXO (which it probably will...) and it doesn't have any natural competitors it won't be used much any more. It's the same sort of decision that came about with the release of the FBM in a way. Because of the relationship with the FBM's series we got Demo/S1/S2 merged which means if you run an S2 server with demo content you can't stop demo'ers connecting (AFAIK). I like to drive the FBM because it's significantly different from anything we have already but how much does the Scirocco actually add to the experience of LFS? We'll know more when we drive it but for the moment I'm sceptical. The amount of time that's gone into the research, development and implementation of this could have been better spent fixing the many problems with LFS or developing new tracks/significantly different vehicles.
This will be the first and the last time I will ever utter following sentence in earnest:
I can't wait to see your shlong after christmas!
Well, how it fits into the existing LfS carpark remains to be seen, BUT people also complained about the FBM bfor eit arrived. "oh no, another ss", "it's like the FOX" etc., but it turned out to drive quite uniquely.
I suppose the same will be true for the VWS, especially as I hope that Scawen managed to code a DSG and the suspension of the Scirocco. Also, it should handle quite differently to the other early to mid ninety style cars, thus I do think that it adds more than money and publicity.
But I agree that the most pronounced effect of the VWS will be an influx of new players, because it's the first real car in LfS that you can actually drive and buy in real life. I for one have seen the odd Scirocco here already and I must say, it grows on me, even though I found it butt ugly in the first place. But knowing it's in LfS made me kind of emotionally attached to it, and it replaced the latest "car I will buy as soon as I have the money" I had