I've been frantically waiting for this new patch since it was announced, however from reading the recent discussion I believe this topic has well... become redundant. I've often checked the LFS main page over this year to see if its finally been released, coming only to my dismay that it's still the same update that's been there for ages.
Regardless, I honestly believe if we give the Developers time and less pressure to work with, maybe it'll seem like it's going to be ready sooner. Who knows? We could get a surprise this Christmas. Nonetheless, I'll still check in to see if the update is ready. Oh, how I'd kill to be playing LFS right now; without a decent computer I'm stuck with... not so fun things.
Still seeing a few familiar faces, too! I guess that also means that Live For Speed isn't a dead racing simulator just yet.
Still supporting the devs, anyway, got £12 ready for when S3 comes.
I wonder if Scawen gets some help from specialists about the whole physic calculation of this, or if he does this all alone. I mean, getting a tyre simulation to be perfect sounds close to impossible, and probably involves so much factors.
Also, if he succeeds in this tyre simulation, I wonder if it could have other uses else than LFS. I'm sure that stuff could be useful to some people.
Then I think the parts of the community that have been been moaning quite vocally should offset the bulk of crap in this thread and actually contribute something constructive, and learn to actually keep on topic.
Keep on topic, sir? How? There really isn't much physics to talk about because NOTHING HAS BEEN HAPPENING. If you are unhappy by my moaning and groaning, you may might as well report me. However, until something actually happens, I will waste my time like a stupid teenager I am and continue on saying stuff like:
ME DRIFT0RZZZZ WAUNTT NEW FYZIKS SO I CAN DRIFT LIKE DRIFFFKIN !!!!
But seriously guys, I can't see another purpose of this thread. If we aren't getting updates, we might as well fill it with spam, right?
To do what, we don't know.
To be honest this situation is looking very sad, really.
A community left wandering around with not even a single word to stop the users from spreading all over.
I mean, if that's a meter of how much they care about their users...
Though it'd not happen, I'd be happier if I could at least get a goodbye; we are no longer developping the sim. I wouldn't be hung here for hours upon hours of checking the website. "Possibly he put up a post stating something? "
All in all, please say something. Nothing is more frustrating that the lack of communication and information. Fortunately, Gran Turismo 5 is coming out. Unfortunately, I am too fking poor to buy a PS3 + a copy.
Guys, I'm the first saying that I don't agree with Scaviers work techniques, but it's their own, and by now I thought it was pretty clear to everyone.
Scawen will release updates when he feels they're ready, and he may or may not speak about his progress while he's working on it. But he's working on it. There's been no indication that he's ever even considered stopping LFS.
Yes, from our end it seems pretty slow, or even completely stopped, but that's only because he doesn't feel the need of writing reports which I believe he feels would be useless and redundant (there's only so many ways you can say "I'm working on that stuff").
They've not said goodbye and you dont have to check the website: Just tick the "Receive newsletter" for the question "Do you wish to stay informed via our newsletter?" in the account details page in LFS.net. You will be informed when a stable patch is out. (https://www.lfs.net/?page=accountdetails)
On another note, at both IlGuercio and GenesisX (this applies to most others as well) just having a look at your LFSW stats, both of you seems to have a certain trend in the cars you've drive. Just a suggestion: do try the other cars at the combinations you've not (seemed to) raced at.
Yes, those maybe your favorites but theres still great racing to be had with other cars/combos.
I like the TBO and NGT classes, but I could have just as much fun racing the UF1 or the MRT. Yes, there is a sort of lack of populated servers; but thats not the dev's fault. You guys need to be racing online for all of us to have some great racing.
Some of you guys have driven one or two cars in at some locations (Westhill etc), assuming LFSW stats havent been reset (or you do your racing in single player), you're missing out on quite a lot!
LFS physics are good enough for great racing now (imo); an updated physics engine, a new track and a car or two are not going to make the world of difference if you're not making use of whats already available...
There are at least a couple of populated racing servers at any given time *fingers crossed*, jump in and race!
Yer I think your right, there would be more money in a good tyre model rather than a sim... first one to the market will corner a lot I think! Maybe it is to much to ask for an update as it may be commercially sensitive, you don’t want to give info away to the competitors. It may be to much to ask for them to give the tyre model to a load of sim heads.
Can't we just let this die and forget about it? Complaining, speculating and whining just makes this community even worse. You have a great game, go play it! My guess is 70%+ of the people here havn't set foot on some of the sub-standard cars/tracks. There's an entire game out there waiting for you, play!