Heute ist der Patch 1.1 für "Flat Out 2" in der Beta-Version erschienen. Der Patch wiegt 15,2 MB und ist für die europäische Version des Spiels bestimmt.
Mit dem Update finden diverse neue Features wie einen Voice Chat, Text Chat oder eine Cheaterkennung den Weg ins Spiel. Außerdem wurden natürlich auch mehrere Bugs behoben.
Hier die komplette Liste der Änderungen:
Voice chat added
Text chat added for the European version
Bandwidth detection, and adjustments to the network send bandwidth
Players are not disconnected if a race starts when they are not ready, instead they can wait in the lobby until the next race
Improved prediction of remote cars in multiplayer games
Simple cheat detection added for modified data and known hacks
The list of multiplayer games extended to show 100 games instead of 25
Only one kick vote can be initiated per race for the same player
Return to the list of multiplayer games when you exit the lobby and have previously been searching for a game
The draw distance for dynamic objects increased
Aspect ratio option added, widescreen support
Manual gearbox option added
Userdata added to network objects that can be used when making game modifications
New command line options added (see below, in COMMAND LINE OPTIONS)
Fix for joining behind NAT devices
Fix for crash when refreshing the list of games
Fix for joining games that are just about to start
Fix for derby hang, when all other players disconnect before the derby starts
Fix for a hang when exiting the session at the same time as someone else is joining
Fix for the sorting of the list of multiplayer games. Now it sorts games in the lobby, with the games with least amount of players first
Fix for packet relaying between machines that cannot connect directly, now it uses bandwidth and latency for that
Fix for disconnects or crashes in stunt modes with low bandwidth
Fix for crash at the game start, just after the race has loaded
Fix for crash in races or derbies when more than one player gets disconnected at almost the same time
Fix for crash when searching for multiplayer games, and there's too many games in the list
Fix for a cheat where you are able to wreck the same player multiple times in derbies
Fix for time synchronization bug, when the PC clocks are running at different speed, caused the "No other players in the game" message to appear at the start of races
Longer timeout for joining, it was failing before due to timeouts in certain cases
Fix for the last character not appearing in the text chat for the North American version
Fix for text chat when the player names contains number for the North American version
Fixed a crash in the loading screen
Force feedback improved a bit
Fix for disappearing car in the desert town track
Fix for tournaments skipping races
Player details cannot be selected for players that are not fully connected
Fix for kicked players being able to join the same game again
Hardcoded 10% deadzone removed for steering wheels
Black/White screen at the start of races. It's unsure if this is fixed or not, as an effect of some of the other fixes.
Sound issues with Creative sound cards. Use the WaveOut option in the game configuration to work around this problem.
Engine sound too low in some cases. WaveOut might fix this problem too.
Game freezes in mini-games with AMD dual core processors.
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