The online racing simulator

Live for Speed, version 0.6N

Dear Racers,

This version has many improvements for VR, multiplayer, audio and more. In VR, a new "look and click" system removes the need for a mouse. A virtual keyboard means you don't need to use the real keyboard, which was always hard with a headset on. A new Demo filter helps you find the online races you are looking for. Other multiplayer improvements include a better steering input for remote cars. A new siren sound system turned out to be popular in testing.

MRT5 at Westhill Karting

Four ways to get version 0.6N :

1) AUTO UPDATER - If you already have version 0.5V or later :

- Click on "Multiplayer" then "List of Hosts" in LFS and choose a download mirror.

2) MANUAL PATCH (2 MB) - If you already have version 0.6M or later :

- Click HERE and save the patch installer.
- You can run the patch installer from its download location or from your LFS folder.

3) MANUAL PATCH (55 MB) - If you already have version 0.6K or later :

- Click HERE and save the patch installer.
- You can run the patch installer from its download location or from your LFS folder.

4) FULL VERSION (418 MB) - If you are new to LFS or making a fresh installation.

- Click HERE to visit the download page and get the full version installer.

Virtual keyboard

Changes from 0.6M to 0.6N :

Translations :

Most translations updated. Thank you translators!

VR :

Look and click (with space or button) can be used instead of mouse
A virtual keyboard is displayed in VR mode above text entry dialog
Toggle virtual keyboard with a controller button or backspace key
Talk function (T) and ESC can now be assigned to wheel buttons
OpenVR SDK now 0.9.17 and supports live IPD adjustment (Vive)
Removed interface aspect ratio 1:1 and added 14:9 (default)
New click and type buttons in place of some slider bars

Multiplayer :

New Demo filter at bottom of List of Hosts screen
Reduced remote car steering wobble each time a packet is received
Smoothed steering / brake / throttle inputs in multiplayer replays
MPR smoothing is disabled by switching on network debug (SHIFT+F8)
Passwords hidden on Start New Host and Join Specific Host screens

Raceabout in front of Westhill pits Siren sound :

Start local car siren with command /siren=off/fast/slow
Allowed (on cars with a horn) only if user is allowed by host
Allow a multiplayer guest to use siren : /cansiren username 1

Audio :

More accurate horn (and flash) with shorter transmission delay
Reduced the minimum volume to play a sound (can hear further away)
Added doppler effect to all car sounds that didn't have it already
Removed doppler effect resulting from SHIFT+U mode camera velocity
Updated commands.txt with commands /cansiren /siren /ujoin /uai

Training lessons :

Previous and best times are shown during the lesson replay
SHIFT+R now restarts the lesson without returning to instructions
SHIFT+X exits from replay or lesson back to the instructions screen
Press 1 to watch or restart replay without finishing the lesson
ESC once starts the replay / another time to exit lesson

Formula XR racing at Rockingham Lesson editor :

Reverse and open configurations may now be selected
Lesson image filename no longer needs to start with zzz_
Image does not need to be square (but is still shown in a square)
On entry to lesson editor the current track and config are selected
You can now select the lighting (weather) for a lesson

InSim :

New ISS state flags to notify if local PC is in dialog / text entry
New packet SMALL_LCS - set local car switches (lights, horn, siren)

Misc :

Input and sound are now enabled by default when LFS is not focussed
Mouse click on demo exit screen now exits LFS or opens
Layout editor now allows unmovable objects to intersect

Fixes :

Out-of-path start warning incorrectly showed local player name
Dedicated server did not search for path after out-of-path start
Non-dedicated server could crash if guest driver drove off track
Possible crash if a shadowed object near a paused car was deleted
Possible crash if texture resolution changed while generating
Alt Gr key + number could cause text colour to change

- LFS Developers