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When we thought that a period of calm will follow after the last update, well.. Kunos is back at it (us?) again. A mysterious message appeared on the FB today:
What does it mean ? When visiting the official website, there is not much info either. Just a counter to know exactly how much longer the wait is. Kunos made sort of a habit to surprise their user base with big announcements (Laser-scanned Nordschleife, Ferrari license, Lamborghini license, Porsche license, etc) and in one of the last interviews Marco...
Marco hinted at it even last year, but now the message is clear. Kunos is preparing for the future. The good news is that they are planning to build on this platform which means even better times are coming for simracing enthusiasts. The team is increasing, they are testing and looking at new technologies (let's not forget that AC is based on a pre-2011 graphic engine) and they will definitely (wishful thinking ? ) look to include the things community craved the most - rankings, night/day cycle, maybe even...
Time for some reheated news. But hey, at least is still this year. I would even go that far as saying it's still this month . Anyhoo.. just wanted to put into the timeline collection what probably was the last DLC for Assetto Corsa in its present form. Even though when it was announced, Laguna Seca should've come as a paid addition, activity at Kunos Simulazioni is in continuous transformation. Always listening to community, and probably to lay out a good base for the future development, decision was taken to make...
We have a date: 20th of December 2017. A date that might just mark the last important milestone in the development of Assetto Corsa. 1.
Whether that means we'll be hearing soon about Assetto Corsa 2 or other new product from Kunos, or that we'll just feel the silence for a long time, is almost anybody's guess. We don't know, nothing has been announced officially. Maybe we'll find out more in the traditional end of the year blog. Like in the previous years. But until then, let's enjoy what we do know, and that is the list of goodies:
Alfa Romeo 33...
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Yes, it's happening. A little out of the blue, the latest DLC for Assetto Corsa will be released on September 19th. Again, we'll be seeing a mixed pack of cars, one of which we all voted for. Ahm.. well, sort of saying. I didn't . That's the current F1 car, the Ferrari SF70H. (if you wish to have a look back at the poll results, you can; here).
The other models in the pack are:
1962 250 GTO -...
Tomorrow, September 14th, 18.oo (UTC+1, Amsterdam, Berlin, etc.)
Coming out of the silent period, Stefano plans for a livestream, announced as a "talk and drive" session. What's the ocassion ? Well, the introduction of the Ferrari 250 GTO in Assetto Corsa, one of Stefano's "coup de coeur" .
04-09-2017: feedback from Pankykapus (3D artist at Kunos)
27-08-2017: added info from @garyjpaterson (ty)
There are already tutorials on car modding for Assetto Corsa out there. However, I feel they don't treat the subject as a whole. Example - the car_pipeline directly coming with Assetto Corsa. It's long and complex, and has a lot of useful information. But it concentrates too much on the graphical side and...
..and the winner is.. but before that, let's make a small summary of this thing: So, this year, Ferrari is celebrating its 70th Anniversary. Being on a good mood, or better yet Marco being a smooth talker , Kunos has the chance to develop and release a DLC on this special occasion. Dedicated to the horsy loving brand. This DLC will include 7 cars. Out of these, 6 were already decided by Kunos before hand. For the 7th, we (you) got to vote. After around 30000 votes (so really, a significant chunk of the player base) the results are.. unexpected .
Being an Italian studio, Italians do have some advantage over the rest of the world following Assetto Corsa. One example is this interview in Italian, by Eduardo Ullo for ILVIDEOGIOCO. However, this is 2017 and thanks to online tools like Google Translate, we can get a pretty good idea about what has been discussed, even if some translations artifacts might be in there. The ones I could spot, were corrected. The ones that you spot, please let us know in comments below .
luchian submitted a new resource:
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Wow, this is indeed a huge resource library. And the best part: You are allowed to use these textures for any kind of work. Whether you paid for access to the website or if you’re a free user. You may NOT, however, redistribute unmodified textures.
These textures are free. However,...
With the release of RTR DLC, we have also seen the release of Assetto Corsa update 1.14. Or the other way around. However, even though DLCs and updates are often released together, they are not linked. Meaning that you will automatically benefit from the update even if you don't buy the DLC.
Since the release of update 1.13, there were approximately 2 months gone by. This usually means that the changelog is quite consistent and aside from the...
A new set of 10 cars, that may be different inside this pack but one can find good matched inside all the content released so far by Kunos. Amongst them, the mythical rally car Toyota Celica. This could be seen as a sign of Kunos supporting (maybe improving ?) the dirt physics somewhere in the future ? Who knows.. for the time being we can just enjoy what we have. So, here what RTR brings:
"Ready To Race" includes 10 new cars from AUDI, Lotus, McLaren, Maserati and Toyota, providing the "most wanted" models ready to race! This provides a great variety of models that mix technology,...
"It's better to be late, than to arrive ugly" - Darcy Gilmore
In today's special: some old news . But you know, it's still good to have a full history here, and maybe have a look on how AC evolved. For example when AC2 will be released . And while we're at it, let's make also a forecast - Assetto Corsa 2 will be out in 2021.
Anyhooo.. back to our subject-matter, update v1.13 was made available to download on Steam on March 22nd (wow, time flies), featuring the Mazda MX5 NA and the Mazda 787B as FREE bonus content. Most importantly though, v1.13 also...
Even though Oculus might have some problems in this period, it is not far fetched to say that VR is here to stay. Maybe the hardware is not exactly where we would love to see it, but the VR experience, as of today, is a very believable one. Enough to make people getting the gear. And enough to make developers give it the attention. Assetto Corsa is no exception, and after the decent implementation of the VR #driving experience, it looks like Kunos is looking even further, thanks to the superior positioning system Vive has to offer. In his characteristic style, Marcos posted a teasing...
Time for some reheated news . Assetto Corsa 1.12 was released already 10 days ago, and among the consistent list of fixes and features, we also got some free content: The AUDI QUATTRO S1 E2 and the HIGHLANDS fictional track. Both are very welcomed in our simracing arsenal, of course.
In my book, there is however another big "feature" I was waiting for quite some time: V10 tyre model for all cars. Yay !
NOTE: read in the next post about a possible problem (CPU occupancy) some systems might get after...
Marco is at work again. Distributing free tickets for the hype train. It's not exacly clear when it is due to pass by the train station, but we do know it's supposed to happen in February. This was probably even more encouraged, since the Porsche RSR 2017 still needs (waits ?) for some data from the manufacturer, in order to represent it at its best.
Slightly ironical, here's what Marco had to say replying to one of the comments regarding this "delay":
Definitely I'm not sorry. We release cars...
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It would be too simple to just prepare for the new year's eve party. Because Assetto Corsa has taken over our lives. Oh, it's just me ? Ok, never mind . Then here are the final thoughts of 2016 about what we've seen and most importantly about what to expect in 2017. It seems that the previous years were indeed hard to beat, and create that "whoaaa" feeling. It looks like a time to evolve. To put a little more emphasis on maturing what's there already (let's hope it's a little more than "a little" ), while also addressing the "lack of circuits" part and putting...
As every year, Kunos might be preparing some surprise announcement for December 31st. Last year 2015, we had Maserati & co. In 2014, we found out Lambos are joining the fun. As of now, we can consider those might be hard to beat. But is it ? All we have seen, is some mysterious screenshot from a british-nederlandish-city-like-track-ish.. Is there more in the cat's bag ? Or is Assetto Corsa going...
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