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TORCS version 1.3.6 released

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, MacOSX and Windows.

The most important changes in version 1.3.6 are new racing rules, new race manager configuration options (e.g. a fuel consumption factor from 0 to 5), better handling of penalties, more input device adjustments in the player options GUI, historic car setups adjustments based on real world data, and as usual bug fixes and code cleanups. To learn more about the new configuration options have a look into the changelog.... read more

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2014-04-24

New addon track package, 2014 Championship ready to sign in

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, MacOSX and Windows.

There is a new addon package with 90 tracks (32 layouts) available, and the 2014 championship is ready to sign in.

Visit www.torcs.org for deatils.... read more

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2013-12-31

TORCS version 1.3.5 "Tuners Paradise" released

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, MacOSX and Windows.

The most important changes are the ability to modify/store/load car setups during practice and qualifying sessions, improved racetracks (totally reworked e-track-2, improved wheel-2 and e-track-6), the ability of robots to change the car setup during pit stops, new Robottools API calls for handling setups, improvements to the simulation engine (1.5 way LSD, third element), adjustments to the car categories and physical model, a new 4 speed stock car and category, improvements to the TORCS Racing Board and as usual, many little improvements and bug fixes.... read more

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2013-11-15

TORCS version 1.3.5-test1 "Tuners Paradise" released

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, MacOSX and Windows.

The most important changes are the ability to modify/store/load car setups during practice and qualifying sessions, the ability of robots to change the car setup during a pit stops, new Robottools API calls for handling setups, improvements to the simulation engine (1.5 way LSD, third element), adjustments to the car categories and physical model, a new 4 speed stock car and category, improvements to the TORCS Racing Board and as usual, many little improvements and bug fixes. ... read more

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2013-09-07

TORCS Championship 2013 is ready to sign in

Hi all

I set up up the 2013 championship, visit www.torcs.org for details. I put up as well a little "Christmas gift".

Best regards

Bernhard

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2012-12-22

TORCS, vote for project of the month

Hi

If you like to support TORCS to get the project of the month vote here: http://twtpoll.com/9mtfaj

Best regards

Bernhard

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2012-12-05

TORCS version 1.3.4 released

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car
racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game
and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD,
OpenSolaris, MacOSX and Windows.

This release features 3 totally reworked tracks (models and textures), many improved tracks, improved toolchain, new racing rules, improved timewarp, Valgrind support and many little fixes and improvements. Visit http://www.torcs.org for details. This is a major release (the version number just denotes module interface compatibility).... read more

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2012-10-19

TORCS human driver videos posted

I posted some videos covering "manual driving" on www.torcs.org.

Enjoy, Bernhard.

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2012-09-01

TORCS version 1.3.3 released

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car
racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game
and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD,
OpenSolaris, MacOSX and Windows.

This version features some new content (a new car, 2 tracks), a pure command
line mode for AI training/testing and bug/security fixes.

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2012-02-17

TORCS Endurance World Championship 2012

The TORCS Endurance World Championship 2012 is set up and will be ready for
signing in tomorrow. We use TORCS 1.3.2 to start the season, have a look at
the README for a list of changes. The most important changes regarding the
championship are:
- reduced drag advantage for the leading car when slipstreaming
- ground effect drops quickly when air flow is not parallel to driving direction
- new car available (car8-trb1)
- some Gf API functions operate now with const char instead of char*... read more

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2012-01-26

TORCS version 1.3.2 released

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car
racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game
and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD,
OpenSolaris, MacOSX and Windows.

This version features some new content (car8-trb1, nicer wheels, menu
music), many improvements (e.g. performance, game pad centering, etc.), bug fixes
and security fixes.

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2012-01-08

TORCS version 1.3.2-test2 released

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car
racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game
and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD,
OpenSolaris, MacOSX and Windows.

The new test version features some new content (car8-trb1, nicer wheels, menu
music), many improvements (e.g. performance, game pad centering, etc.), bug fixes
and security fixes. Please test this version, if no serious flaws pop up I will
release 1.3.2 very soon.

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2012-01-06

TORCS: version 1.3.1 released

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car
racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game
and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD,
MacOSX and Windows.

The new version features reworked and new tracks and cars, bugfixes and
new features. Have a look into the release notes for details.

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2008-12-17

TORCS version 1.3.1-test1 released

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car
racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game
and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD,
MacOSX and Windows.

The new test version features reworked and new tracks and cars, bugfixes and
new features. Have a look into the release notes for details.

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2008-09-05

TORCS version 1.3.0 released

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD, MacOSX and Windows.

The new release features reworked and new tracks and cars, bugfixes and new features. Have a look into the release notes on the project web site for details.... read more

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2006-11-06

TORCS version 1.3.0-test1 released

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD, MacOSX and Windows.

The new test version features reworked and new tracks and cars, bugfixes and new features. Have a look into the release notes for details.

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2006-10-08

TORCS version 1.2.4 for MacOS X ready for testing

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD, MacOSX and Windows.

Get the MacOSX test version from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=3777&package_id=139293&release_id=422784

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2006-06-06

TORCS version 1.2.4 released

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game and as research platform. It runs on Linux (x86, AMD64 and PPC), FreeBSD and Windows.

The 1.2.4 release highlights are reworked tracks and cars, updated sound and added OpenAL support, more clever and new opponents, support for texture compression and downscaling, heavily improved collision detection and response, a Windows debug project, lots of little improvements and bug fixes, and an updated track editor.... read more

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2005-08-29

TORCS Version 1.2.4-test3 Released

There is a new test release available for download. The source package compiles on Linux, Windows (vc++ 6.0) and FreeBSD. For Windows users there is a binary only installer available. You find the installation instructions for the source package in the README file, a common mistake is to forget "make datainstall".
For optimal sound quality in Linux you need a modified version of OpenAL (we hope to bring the changes into OpenAL itself, but this will take time), which you can find in the Files section on our project page. There is as well an updated FAQ in the doc directory of the package in case you run into trouble. Bye, have fun,... read more

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2005-08-18

TORCS Version 1.2.4-test2 Released

There is a new test release available for download. The source package compiles on Linux, Windows (vc++ 6.0) and FreeBSD. For Windows users there is a binary only installer available. You find the installation instructions for the source package in the README file, a common mistake is to forget "make datainstall".
For optimal sound quality in Linux you need a modified version of OpenAL (we hope to bring the changes into OpenAL itself, but this will take time), which you can find in the Files section on our project page. There is as well an updated FAQ in the doc directory of the package in case you run into trouble. Bye, have fun,... read more

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2005-08-07

TORCS Version 1.2.4-test1 Released

For the brave and curious there is a new source test release available for download. It compiles currently on Linux/FreeBSD only, the Windows port and binary is scheduled for test2. You find the installation instructions in the README file, a common mistake is to forget "make datainstall".
For optimal sound quality you need a modified version of OpenAL (we hope to bring the changes into OpenAL itself, but this will take time), which you can find in the Files section on our project page. There is as well an updated FAQ in the doc directory of the package in case you run into trouble. Bye, have fun,... read more

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2005-07-23

TORCS Version 1.2.3 Released

The Open Racing Car Simulator 1.2.3 has been released. New features:
- New sound implementation and samples.
- New track.
- New and updated opponents.
- New Open wheel car.
- Nicer smoke and improved skid marks.
- Option to disable sound and alternate OpenGL init.
- Lots of small improvements.
- Bugfixes.

Visit www.torcs.org for details.

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2005-02-06

New release: 1.2.3-bw-unofficial-test4

This is a new test release, the major changes against test2 are that it compiles now on Windows and the smaller size, have a look at the changelog for details. For the windows users there is a binary available. It would be nice if people could retest bugs and try out different combinations of libraries (FreeGLUT, GLUT) and configure switches. Interesting would be as well if TORCS now compiles and runs on 64 bit platforms (AMD64) and still works on PPC. Have fun,

Bernhard.

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2005-01-20

New release: 1.2.3-bw-unofficial-test2

This is a new test release, it currently compiles not on Windows (the VC++ project files are outdated). It would be nice if people could retest bugs and try out different combinations of libraries (FreeGLUT, GLUT) and configure switches. Interesting would be as well if TORCS now compiles and runs on 64 bit platforms (AMD64) and still works on PPC. Have fun,

Bernhard.

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2005-01-06

New release: 1.2.3-bw-unofficial-test1

This is a new test release, it currently compiles not on Windows (the VC++ project files are outdated). Expect to discover problems. Have fun,

Bernhard.

Posted by Bernhard Wymann 2004-12-24