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S2 Patch X10
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S2 Patch X10
Hello Racers!

Here is a new compatible Patch : X10

Sorry about the last minute update just before the autocross competition, but we needed to add two features.

- Added new multiplayer option : force cockpit view
- Moved cones and physics objects are restored more quickly

There were some issues with the X version which made this update important.

We took the opportunity to do various updates and fixes to further improve LFS.

Please read the full list of changes below. The patch is fully compatible with version X.

Changes in PATCH X10 :

Interface :

Available start grid size now shown in game setup screen
Results table now shows user names if you press CTRL+SHIFT
Improved positioning of 3d menu objects (drivers and cars)
Display positioning support in Options->Display->Interface
Added buttons to reset position and size of moved interface
Analogue steer smooth max raised to 0.95 (to help gamepads)
Faster downloading system for auto update and offline skins
FIX : Autocross timing info turned orange after any results
FIX : ALT+F4 and /exit command now exit from meeting room

Graphics :

Minor optimisation in 2d display system
Optimised wide screen effect by using a viewport
Optimised mirror draw by using a narrow viewport
Removed missing lines of 2d elements at screen edges
Graphics option : 32 bit sky (32 bit is now default)
Improved texture purging code (avoiding possible crash)
FIX : Shift light was invisible in single player replays
FIX : GetPlateHandle message could come up on a busy host

Multiplayer :

Added new multiplayer option : force cockpit view
Removed full hosts filter from List of Games screen
Moved cones and physics objects are restored more quickly
Added handicaps / start position / user name to MPR header
Show time and date of MPR by holding CTRL+SHIFT during replay
FIX : It was possible for any guest to cause a host to crash
FIX : A player is connecting stayed on after MPR finished
FIX : Command /end did not work if no players in race
FIX : Wrong way autokick did not work

InSim / Programmers :

Username is now saved in SP Replays
Driver model byte added to IS_NPL packet
Minimum MCI / NLP time interval reduced to 50 ms
New packet IS_AXO sent when an autocross object is hit
New packets IS_AXI and IS_AXC report layout information
FIX : Guests could not see ALWAYS_ON buttons in all screens
FIX : Guests sent corrupted data in a long IS_BTT packet
FIX : Dedicated host could not fill in split nodes info
FIX : Dedicated host did not report race positions

DOWNLOAD :

No download link needed - Just click List of Games inside LFS.

ZIP VERSION (If you can't use the auto updater for some reason) :
www.liveforspeed.net/file_lfs. ... me=LFS_PATCH_X_TO_X10.zip

DEDICATED HOST (for hosting only) :
www.liveforspeed.net/file_lfs.php?name=LFS_S2_DEDI_X10.zip
just a question...

Quote from Scawen :- Added new multiplayer option : force cockpit view

Is this on serverside?
Niko, yes. The hosts can decide whether the clients are allowed to use any external/custom views.
FYI, Custom view != cockpit view.

Awesome!

Edit: Ok, not "any", the blimp and tv views are still available.
Edit 2: It'd be nice if spectators could still use custom views though.
I think it is Niko.


Quote :- Moved cones and physics objects are restored more quickly

Yay for updates
Quote :Added new multiplayer option : force cockpit view

I really hope no other server will use this option. It ruins everything for us drivers that have been racing 3th person veiw for like 3 years now. Think if all you that uses cockpit view suddently had to use 3th person veiw, it would not work.
Understand what I mean?
Quote from The Very End :I really hope no other server will use this option. It ruins everything for us drivers that have been racing 3th person veiw for like 3 years now. Think if all you that uses cockpit view suddently had to use 3th person veiw, it would not work.
Understand what I mean?

i understand totaly. although personaly this option doesnt affect me as i use cockpit mode i feel it would be slightly unfair if everyone got forced to use it.
Scawen, I've found an exploitable bug which I don't think should be posted in the bug reports or here as it allows some people an, albeit minor, unfair advantage. It might be a false alarm though ...
Its more of a league feature rather than for pickup racing. I hope thats what happens anyway.
Meh, forced cockpit view w/o filter or indicator in the serverlist?
There is an F in the List of Games
Thx for X10!
#12 - J.B.
Quote from Xpowaspa in another thread :When refreshing the list of severs the load up, then disappear. All I get afterwards is 'Closing 1 Connect' with no options

Just got that in x10. No harm done though. Just pressed escape and all was fine.
Quote from Captain Slow :i understand totaly. although personaly this option doesnt affect me as i use cockpit mode i feel it would be slightly unfair if everyone got forced to use it.

My thoughts exactly.
Quote from Scawen :Here is a new compatible Patch : X10

With my X2 version I can't join X10 servers, they are greyed in the servers list (wrong version).
I have no problems to join X9 servers though.

Quote from Scawen :- Added new multiplayer option : force cockpit view

I'd prefer to have an option to disallow chase view mode than to force a specific view TBH
Quote from Lotesdelere :With my X2 version I can't join X10 servers, they are greyed in the servers list (wrong version).
I have no problems to join X9 servers though.


I'd prefer to have an option to disallow chase view mode than to force a specific view TBH

I assume those X10 servers have forced the cockpit view, and you need X10 to join....

Would that classify X10 as being an incompatible patch??

But it has been released via the auto update system, so everyone will have it anyway.
Forced cockpit?, AWESOME
I'm against forced cockpit. I race(d) chase view to learn the tracks.

DK
Quote from danowat :Forced cockpit?, AWESOME

I agree LFS has been waiting for this for ages.
Quote from DieKolkrabe :I'm against forced cockpit. I race(d) chase view to learn the tracks.

DK

Same here. Pretty hard to see this update being so "important" if the LX4 competition wasn't on imo...A considerable disadvantage for drivers such as DieKolkrabe, myself, and many more I'm sure.
Which view is the cockpit veiw exactly?
quote: Added new multiplayer option : force cockpit view

So much about freedom of choice. Why don´t BAN mouse/ks drivers too?

BTW:

Ages ago I noticed something about a mirror for chase view. What about it? Did I miss something, because I can´t find it in the to-do list.
Fantastic patch Scawen Oh I would like to hug you because of this patch.
Quote from Xpowaspa :Which view is the cockpit veiw exactly?

The first one when you scroll through the views.

Did you mean that in a sarcastic way or not?

DK
Quote from Crazy Harry :

So much about freedom of choice. Why don´t BAN mouse/ks drivers too?

Lets ban them. I swear driving will be better.

Quote from Crazy Harry :
Ages ago I noticed something about a mirror for chase view. What about it? Did I miss something, because I can´t find it in the to-do list.

Scawen has said that chase view is mostly just for checking out forces, so it's not meant to be used for driving, so there are no mirrors for that reason.
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