Public Release B1323: Driving Dynamics & Soundtrack

First off, we would like to thank all of you who helped out in the open beta the past week by posting feedback
and bugreports. While there are still quite a few issues but all critical problems should be resolved. We’ve already
started work on the next update that focuses on filling the aerodynamics tab with options and adds an interior &
driving aids tab, along with the main car stats: sportiness, tameness, prestige, comfort and safety.

As we are paying some $350/month for bandwidth, for those of you who want to help us out in saving some of that
and probably get faster download speeds as well, we give you the torrent download option now - just check which
version you need. Tomorrow, the game will be available via auto-update as well.

A very compact tool for using torrents would be uTorrent, which you can download here. If you choose to try
the torrent, install the client linked above, or use your own, then download the torrent file below and start it up!
It’s really simple. It would be great if you could seed the file for a few days! :slight_smile:

[size=150]Torrent for those who played the Open Beta: B13xx to B1323 (13 MB)
Torrent for those on the Latest Public Build: B1198 to B1323 (314 MB)
Torrent for those that need a Fresh Install: B0 to B1323 (725 MB)[/size]

Everyone who preordered the forced induction version of the game (turbocharged, silver, gold, or platinum rank)
also gets the Automation Original Soundtrack for download. You can get it via the forum user control panel here.
If you have any feedback or questions regarding the soundtrack, you can leave them here

Now go and build some awesome engines and cars! :slight_smile: Cheers!

Thanks for you good work and for your time guys! :smiley: :wink:

I’m seeding the torrent of the patch “B13XX to B1323”.

As soon as I’ll download it, I’ll be seeding “B13XX to B1323” until 1324 comes along =D


So what changed from 1322? I figure it’s not much, but all I saw was lower service costs on the engine.

Turbo piping still goes crazy on I6 engines at about 7+ liters. I haven’t noticed any other bugs, but I’ll come back and reply if I find any.

Just a little shout from me,
‘‘Keep up the good work!’’

Anyways, i am seeding all three of them now.

[quote=“Dareios90”]Thanks for you good work and for your time guys! :smiley: :wink:

I’m seeding the torrent of the patch “B13XX to B1323”.[/quote]

Me too :slight_smile:

Like the torrent idea to help cut costs…I’m also seeding all 3.

I’m sorry if I’m seeding only “my” patch, but I don’t have GBs on my HDD in order to support the other two torrents and my internet speed is not so good in order to downloading a 725 MB file… :blush: :frowning: :cry:

So I have 2 doubts (o 1 bug and 1 doubt):

P.S. I repeat, sorry for my english level…
P.P.S. Please insert the BBCode code to resize the images or the “spoiler” code so we can post the images without the fear to change the “witdh” or the “length” of the thread/page.

Seeding all 3, but only when my laptop is “awake”.

Platforms are common chassis, body-shape, and size. A good example is the GM A body, a midsized platform (in the 60s-70s) which included the Chevy Chevelle, Pontiac Tempest, Oldsmobile Cutlass, and Buick Special (and all variants). The GM Delta platform, however, is a bit out of sorts with this definition. Chevy Cobalt and Pontiac G5 were very similar bodies, and the Saturn Ion was mostly similar. The Chevy HHR, however, was a wagon also built on the Delta platform, so I suppose it has, at least somewhat, evolved. As for your Fiat examples, the C-platform (Stilo) includes the Stilo, the Bravo, and the Lancia Delta (and variants).

Yeah, there are a few possible meanings of platform, we’re taking it to mean everything that shares a body and rough mechanical configuration. (engine placement, suspension type)

So, let me to understand :wink: :

If I would create a Grande Punto, a Punto Evo and a Punto 2012 (they have differend hood, bumper and taillights), will I have to “project” 3 different platforms (instead of 1 platform and 3 models), am I right?

So, let me to understand :wink: :

If I would create a Grande Punto, a Punto Evo and a Punto 2012 (they have differend hood, bumper and taillights), will I have to “project” 3 different platforms (instead of 1 platform and 3 models), am I right?[/quote]

In your example each of those models is a face lift of the previous one and I believe there plans too handle those

So, let me to understand :wink: :

If I would create a Grande Punto, a Punto Evo and a Punto 2012 (they have differend hood, bumper and taillights), will I have to “project” 3 different platforms (instead of 1 platform and 3 models), am I right?[/quote]

In your example each of those models is a face lift of the previous one and I believe there plans too handle those[/quote]

You were right, even if I was talking about an imaginary and contemporary launch on the market of all 3 models.

But fortunately I thought about Fiat 500 and Ford Ka.
Same platfom but very different body shape!

[size=150]EDIT: I noticed instead an “error”. Grande Punto/Punto Evo/Punto 2012 are facelifts, but Punto and Alfa MiTo are different cars!
The same with Punto and Qubo! :wink:[/size]

Happy to help the devs of such a great game.

Hi,
Since this update my game crashes when I try to go into sandbox.

Do you get an error message?
Are the folders USERNAME\Documents\Automation\Engines, …\Models and …\Platforms empty? If not, try deleting/moving any files in there and tell us if it helped.

Hi everybody,
I spent a lot of time playing and you guys have made a great work…can’t wait to play the complete game!
It’s the first time i write here on the forum and I’m not sure if this is the right section but i think i found a sort o a bug…
When i create a new model I set the tire size then i complete all the setting and i save my creation. When i try to revise the model i find that the tire size has changed.
For example i made a sport coupè with a 255 front tire size and 295 for the rear tire…when i try to revise the model i find that the tire are 225 front and 235 rear without changing anything…
Is it normal? Am i doing something wrong or other peolple have the same problem?
Thanks

Hey guys,

Just to let you know that I plugged the torrents on my home server, with a fiber connection.

It’s the least I can do to help :slight_smile:

Do you planned to have an updater based on torrent protocol ?

We’re at least looking into that, yes :slight_smile:

The music sounds familiar… EDIT: The Automation Theme

It sounds like 18WoS:American Long Haul!

It may be different, but there certainly are similarities.