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#1 Jeeves

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 19:01

Some of you may be familiar with Reiza Studios' gMotor- based effort (think rFactor) from a couple years back.

It was a known fact that the team was developing a new hardcore sim, but very little was actually known about it - until now:

 



I'm going to go all Ovdrone on this and call it: H Y P E !

This is a sim racer's wet dream! A title that does so many things right, but one has been held back by an old graphics engine is finally getting the upgrade it so deserves!

Many regard AMS 'as the perfect sim', but with the caveat that it's missing rain and VR. From December onwards, not anymore. Why this is such a big piece of news is Reiza's track record in delivering quality content and actually listening to their fans.

They may not always make the deadlines they plan to hit, but when it happens, one can be sure the content is as polished as it could be. This, combined with their general friendly attitude towards fans and loyal customers, is what earns them a considerable amount of goodwill and is also the reason for the hype.
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Interview on Race Department: https://www.racedepa...-part-1.168990/

And here's a little video of AMS I did a couple years back, showcasing the Formula 1 content in the sim. A 2017 F1 car has since been added to the roster.
 


Edited by Jeeves, 30 May 2019 - 17:58.


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#2 DanardiF1

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 15:39

They're using the Madness Engine from PCars2 presumably for the track and weather effects, but tweak the car physics towards their own ideas? Sounds like a really good mix.



#3 Peat

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 15:50

Colour me excited!

AMS was/is a very worthy sim.



#4 Jeeves

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 18:02

They're using the Madness Engine from PCars2 presumably for the track and weather effects, but tweak the car physics towards their own ideas? Sounds like a really good mix.

 

Indeedio. If they can pull it off with the same level of detail as they put in AMS, we might just be looking at something very special here.

 

What's so surprising is that they somehow managed to get the engine with a 'no strings attached'- kind of deal from Ian Bell. Kudos to him for going forward with this.



#5 DanardiF1

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 17:01

Indeedio. If they can pull it off with the same level of detail as they put in AMS, we might just be looking at something very special here.

 

What's so surprising is that they somehow managed to get the engine with a 'no strings attached'- kind of deal from Ian Bell. Kudos to him for going forward with this.

 

Perhaps as with the gMotor engine before it's a static version of the engine that SMS have progressed upon since... Either way its no bad thing, when PCars2 is doing everything right its maybe the most complete title out there, it just isn't doing everything completely right all of the time (I love it still though)


Edited by DanardiF1, 31 May 2019 - 17:02.


#6 Jeeves

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 03:22

Second part of the long interview at RD: https://www.racedepa...-part-2.169275/

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 15:41

This title will need more European content for me.  The 1st game was decent in the physics etc but again in this day and age no VR???



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 16:03

How does this exist in conjunction with PCARS? Such a shame pcars is a bug fest, overly complex too. i still miss it. 



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 15:37

How does this exist in conjunction with PCARS? Such a shame pcars is a bug fest, overly complex too. i still miss it. 

 

Maybe because PCARS is old now and new one on the horizon, plus Automobilista is mostly south American cars and track so not stepping on Mads toes


Edited by Prometheus, 25 June 2019 - 15:39.


#10 Jeeves

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 21:20

This title will need more European content for me.  The 1st game was decent in the physics etc but again in this day and age no VR???

 

 

How does this exist in conjunction with PCARS? Such a shame pcars is a bug fest, overly complex too. i still miss it. 

 

RD: Now first things first, let’s address the elephant in the room. MADNESS engine – that one came as a surprise! What made you decide on taking this engine for AMS 2 development?

RS: Firstly one clarification that may be worth making is that specially when it comes to more sophisticated racing sim engines, there aren´t just options one can simply pick off from the shelf at our own discretion - the engine providers also must want to work with us, under conditions that we can meet.

MADNESS was one option we had in our radar, but it was actually Ian Bell who approached us first at some point last year looking to do something together. Although I believe his original idea was a little different, I made the point we were already committed to doing Automobilista 2, and that we were on the market for a game engine - if he was kind enough to let us have a go with his with no strings attached we´d be more than happy to try work out something in case we managed to get on with it. To my pleasant surprise and his considerable credit, he did just that.

 



#11 Jeeves

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 01:47

June development roadmap: https://www.racedepa...y-video.170216/

#12 Jeeves

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 16:22

August development roadmap: https://forum.reizas...nt-update.6597/

 

Formula Classic gets expanded, team hard at work converting assets from AMS as well as developing new ones. 



#13 Jeeves

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 14:16

September development roadmap is out: https://www.racedepa...ictures.173835/

 

Stuff about audio and physics tick rates, manual transmission model, etc. Plus some new videos:

 

F1 V10, V8 & V6 (WIP) sounds: 

 

Formula Classic on slicks on a damp track:

 

WIP transmission model at work:


Edited by Jeeves, 03 October 2019 - 14:56.


#14 Jeeves

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 15:27

October development roadmap: https://www.racedepa...nfirmed.175005/

- Release delayed until March(ish) 2020.
- New videos.
- Some new info about FFB, AI, animations and weather.
- Jerez announced.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 09:16

Oh if only I had a few thousand pounds sitting around to buy a chair, wheel, pedals and a VR head set. 

 

 

Looks very impressive.



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Posted 16 April 2020 - 10:04

Looks amazing. Hope the driving dynamics are great and realistic. Might give it a go. For competitive online racing I'm too invested with iRacing (with a racing team as well), so probably no full switch. 



#17 LucaP

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 19:25

The AI is still very much a beta but everything else is great, my favourite sim by far

#18 messy

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 19:52

Looks like a good version of Project CARS.

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 19:54

https://youtu.be/5VeOe02nEBI

V10 cars look decent

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#20 A3

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 14:32

It's still early acces, but for €27 there's already a lot of fun to be had. Impressed with the force feedback so far!



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Posted 24 April 2020 - 17:46



#22 A3

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 18:20

I tried the rain earlier but my computer can't handle it. Video is amazing.



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Posted 19 May 2020 - 20:28

I've decided to give Automobilista 2 a go. And OH MY GOD... the most fun I've had since 20 years. I'm playing in VR late 80s / early 90s F1 cars at historic circuits like Jacaperagua, early nineties version of Imola, early 80s Sao Paulo, Osterrichring, Kyalami, Adelaide etc. Absolutely fantastic action!!! That tracks are really flowing and fast - totally different from current F1 tracks. They will also have Estoril and in DLC old Hockenheim, old Silverstone (along with the new ones). The old videos where you see F1 cars coming out of Tosa and gunning it out of the corner with the rear end stepping out - the same action is present in this. I'm really digging this right now. You get to race on tracks that not commonly seen in other simulators. They recently also acquired rights for old Lotus, McLaren and Brabham F1 cars.


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#24 Dolph

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 20:29

I tried the rain earlier but my computer can't handle it. Video is amazing.

 

What graphics card are you running? I haven't tried rain yet.



#25 A3

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 07:28

What graphics card are you running? I haven't tried rain yet.

 

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti



#26 Dolph

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 15:14

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

 

1080 Ti here and rain was running fine in VR at Donington (yes, rain at Donington :p ). Nvidia and AMD are expected to release new graphics cards in autumn, so if you need an upgrade those might be a good step up. Probably smth like an RTX 3060 could give similar performance to 1080 Ti. I'm looking forward to RTX 3080/3080 Ti myself.


Edited by Dolph, 20 May 2020 - 15:15.


#27 A3

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 20:05

Well at the moment I'm completely hooked on iRacing which is running more than fine. Spent €500 on a new loadcell pedal set and a new wheel and that has brought back the enjoyment. :)



#28 Dolph

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 20:57

I was really looking forward to dropping 4-5k on a full sim rig in the spring with direct drive wheel, but have now erred away from that due to the uncertainty of current times.