New Solo Play Menus & New Championship

This update featua0_news_soloplaymenusres new menus for solo play and ingame browsers.
As more tracks are constantly added, we needed to organize solo play experience better.
Now under solo play, there are 3 sub options: License Tracks, User Tracks and Championships. User tracks mode displays different sorting of tracks: featured, recent and my picks.

Also a new championship was added: Sprint King. This championship consists of user tracks that are short but competitions can be quite tight.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • On track picking page and loading page, rankings are displayed so you can quickly see your position in the rankings.
  • Ingame browsers are improved on the main menu and MP lobby.
  • When items are displayed at the end of a race, some new backgrounds were added.
  • When publishing a new track, your track will be automatically added to ‘My Picks’.

Don’t forget to join multiplayer live events on Fridays.
2 time slots: 20h CET (Europe) and 20h EST (Americas).
Crazy dog is gone but sleepy cat is waiting for you!

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A0 Gif Meme Creator – Show off your awesome racing moments

a0_news_memecreatorMay 13th update brings ingame gif meme creator.
Capture your cool/funny racing moments and add some Meme texts.

Just press F11 during race to record the video and go back to the main menu. Simple editor will open up where you can add your Meme text to make a point, apply some dramatic screen filter and share gif video online whatever way you like.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • New display of rankings implemented, loading and results page.
  • New display of rankings implemented, loading and results page.
  • More tutorials added: now there are 4 tutorials to help beginners. When you finish all of them, ‘The Graduate’ achievement is waiting to be collected.
  • Different controllers are better displayed on the loading page and during tutorials.
  • Race rule are clearly displayed at the beginning of each race.
  • In multiplayer after you finish racing, observer cameras were improved.
  • Fixed: when map has laps, short-runs wouldn’t work on the second lap.

Tonight live event is marked by Friday the 13th.
2 time slots: 20h CET (Europe) and 20h EST (Americas).
Probably this would also be a good time to test the new meme creator.

BTW: Steam Artworks is one great place to share your gif meme videos.

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Showing Off Your Ride Update

a0_news_replaycamerasHighlights in this update include new replay cameras in multiplayer and slow-mo end sequence.

New features and improvements:

  • Replay cameras were improved: now you can watch your team members while waiting for the race to end. Use backview button (key ‘C’) to see who’s chasing the player.
  • Finish camera was improved: new slow-mo finish camera allows you to see who’s coming in just behind you.
  • Borderless window was added, you can find it under graphics settings.
  • Respawning improved: obstacles are better detected and avoided when plane is repositioned.
  • MP Teamplay – player’s icon now shows team color, easier to recognize team members.
  • In solo license mode, some tasks are better explained: close-calls, throttle at max, Moccies.
  • Fixed: when quitting during slow motion and going to the menu page, game would slow down to a halt.

Don’t forget to join multiplayer live events on Fridays.
2 time slots: 20h CET (Europe) and 20h EST (Americas).

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Player to Watch – MP Feature

This ua0_news_player2watchpdate brings a new feature, ‘Player to Watch‘ in multiplayer. Best player will be showcased at the beginning of a race.
All players will see a showcase featuring your plane before race starts. Get your plane ready to show how cool it looks.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • MP Bots were improved, at least bad ones became a bit better – popular user request.
  • Fixed: wrong replays were recorded sometimes in teamplay mode.
  • Fixed: night championship replays weren’t recorded properly.
  • Fixed: sometimes MP commentator wouldn’t recognize the winner correctly because of tight records between players.
  • Don’t show medal after race if there aren’t enough players.

April Fools’ day is here, but live event is for real with some Fool’s day prizes.
Join multiplayer teamplay during 2 time slots, 20h CET (Europe) and 20h EST (Americas).

Who can be the event winner this time?
Let’s find it out!

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