GTR 188.8.131.52 Update
This update must be applied to a clean GTR 184.108.40.206 (retail) installation.
Changes since 220.127.116.11:
New Features and Enhancements
o Intergrated support for the RaceMore system (see below for details)
o Ingame Multi Lobby Chat Rooms - Language based chatrooms and private
o Ingame Lobby improved protocol for faster list population
o Ingame Lobby sortable drivers list
o Ingame Vote Booting - Vote to kick a player off a dedicated server
o \"Teams=\" added to Result file
o Monza season weather issue fixed
o Enna AI arcade mode update - AI collides with Safetycar in pitlane - fixed
o Seat and Vertigo arcade mode - Cars get stuck in gears - fixed
o Some memory leaks in NET module fixed
Introducing RaceMore - Phase One
What is RaceMore?
o RaceMore is the place where sim-racing can be enjoyed as a hobby or taken to
the level of a sport
o If a quick racing fix is what you need then RaceMore is the place to get it
o If league racing and real hardcore competitions is for you then RaceMore is
the place to be
o If you are looking for a place to meet other sim racing fans from around the
world then RaceMore is the place for you
By having a close relationship with SimBin Development Team, RaceMore is able
to offer features that will be exclusive to RaceMore and its users.
o High-end low ping game servers
o Web based server list/lobby system that allows for the user to automatically
join servers simply by clicking the server name in the server list
o A chat system that offers many different topic and language driven rooms
o A chat system that allows the users to share setup files, MoTeC logs and
replay files directly through the chat interface
o Comprehensive statistics tracking on all RaceMore servers
o Driver profiles with full statistics
Phase One is the open trial period where all areas of RaceMore are free. The
duration of Phase one has not yet been determined, but will allow for all users
to get familiar with the options and features on RaceMore.
The use of RaceMore will be open to all and we welcome everyone to come and
spend time on RaceMore. Should your ambitions with Online Racing be to
participate in organized RaceMore competitions and events or race in one of the
forthcoming RaceMore leagues, then there will be additional subscription based
After Phase one, access to RaceMore servers, statistics and other features of
the RaceMore interface will require a subscription fee.
RaceMore Phase One will be officially launched on the 1st of May, 2005.
Detailed information on how to use the RaceMore system will be released at that
The New Lobby System
1.400 contains a number of improvements to the Ingame Lobby system.
The most significant new feature is the Multiple Chat Room system. Next to the
main chat box, you will now see a list of Chat \"Rooms\". A number of Chat Rooms
are created initialy by the central server, these are to allow language
specific localisation of the chat sessions. The original single chat room has
been replaced by a series of \"MAIN\" chat rooms, where a MAIN chat exists for
each language of the game. Which default MAIN chat room you join at startup
depends on the Language installation of your game.
E.g. German users will go to \"MAIN (GER)\" and English users will goto \"MAIN
You may switch between the chat rooms by selecting them from the room list.
Coupled with this is a \"Show All\" option at the head of the drivers list. With
this ON, you will see every user inside the GTR lobby system, users in the same
Chat Room as yourself will appear GREEN in the list, everyone else will be
Grey. With \"Show All\" off, you will only see users that are in the same Chat
Room as yourself.
There is also an option to CREATE a custom Chat Room, and specify a welcome
message and a password, for private group chats. Your custom Chat Room will
remain active as long as there is a user present in the Chat Room.. The creator
of the Chat Room can leave at any time, and the Chat Room will remain active so
long as there are active users in the Chat Room. It will be closed down by the
Lobby Server system once it has detected the room is no longer in use by ANY
The Ingame Lobby Driver Lists are now fully sortable. You can sort in order of
Player Name or Game Name, to organise the list according to players or which
game they are currently racing in. To sort the Driver List, simply click on the
Driver List headers.
The overal performance of the Lobby System has been dramatically improved. Most
noticeable with the population of the Driver and Server lists.
Players can now vote to kick a player off a dedicated server.
Use this carefully !
A couple of restrictions have been placed on the booting system to prevent it
from being abused.
Each player is allowed to call for ONE vote only per Event( the combination of
Practice, Qualification, Warmup, and Race sessions). Even if you leave the
server and rejoin, you will not be able to start a KICK PLAYER vote again.
There is no restriction on the amount of vote casting (YES/NO).
Careful consideration must be made before calling a vote to kick a player. If
your vote FAILS, you will not have the option to start a KICK VOTE again. You
may want to first discuss the kick vote with other responsible drivers in a
game and reach an agreement before the actual vote is started. You will then
be safe in the knowledge that your one and only Kick Vote will be passed and
the person you want off the track is gone.
This measure has been introduced to prevent \"flooding\" of the kick system,
where an abusive driver constantly starts votes after they fail, and to avoid
the complication of multiple vote kickings simultaneously.
To Start a vote to kick a player, go to the Chat section of the Garage, select
that driver in the list, and his name will appear under the KICK option. Select
KICK and that will start the vote. Other users can then vote Yes or No in the
A successful Kick Vote will remain in action for the duration of the current
event (the combination of sessions). This means that if a person is voted off a
server, they will not be allowed into the same server again until the next
event is started (i.e. the Race is over).