GEAR.CLUB STRADALE PATCHNOTES

Summary

  1. Patch 1.05
  2. Patch 1.04
  3. Patch 1.03
  4. Patch 1.02
  5. Patch 1.01

5. Patch 1.05

New environment: Alps!

Discover the 15 new tracks on the Alps roads!

  • New feature: Customization of the paint of the rims and the brake callipers
  • New feature: A reward wall where you can admire the different rewards won by your Club. Go to the villa's lounge to admire it
  • An update of the competitive game mode: It is now possible to do as many laps as you want on the looping races. Only the best time of the session will be saved on the leaderboard.
  • A new feature: The Retry button has been added to make life easier for players in the competitive mode
  • New quality settings on macOS: 5 new quality presets
  • New cars: There is a new exclusive car for you to discover in Carta Stradale this month!

Improvements

    UI:
  • Created a new end screen when racing in competitive mode
  • The Super Carta discount ticket now shows a small snapshot of the car
  • Added buttons linking to various Gear.Club Stradale social accounts
  • The options have been reworked and rearranged
  • Adjusted mini-map settings to see further and better anticipate next corners


    Clubs:
  • Added a new piece of furniture to the villa which showcases various achievements of your club


    Cars:
  • Added a new car to the car dealer pool
  • Improved some vehicles ground occlusion textures


    Competitive mode:
  • Players can now do infinite laps on looping tracks while racing in competitive mode to compete for the best lap time
  • Added a retry mechanic when racing in competitive mode


    Gameplay:
  • Rims and Brake Calipers paints are now available to buy in the vanity shop
  • The paints workshop can now modify Rims and Brake Calipers paints
  • Rims and Brake Calipers paints are now properly tracked by achievements


    Rendering:
  • Added new user configurable quality settings on macOS
  • Changed shadow filtering technique for a new one that is more optimized while having better visual quality
  • Changed spot lights behavior on workshops to be always enabled, instead of being partially disabled when no car is present on the workshop
  • Improve rendering of achievement props in villa
  • Improved baked shadows on the exterior of the villa on low end devices
  • Improved mini-map rendering to use the proper resolution based on the screen resolution
  • Added anti-aliasing to mini-map to improve its visual quality


    Villa:
  • Improved lighting of multiple workshops to better light up the car

Optimizations

    UI:
  • Various UI optimizations were made to reduce storage and memory usage


    Cars:
  • Optimized vehicle ground occlusion textures to reduce storage and memory usage on macOS


    Rendering:
  • Optimized shaders to improve GPU performance, particularly on low end devices
  • Optimized rendering pipeline to improve GPU performance on high end devices
  • Optimized battery usage and energy consumption when displaying full screen UI by disabling 3D rendering behind it. This also improves UI performance on low end macOS device connected to high resolution displays
  • Changed shadow filtering technique for a new one that is more optimized while having better visual quality
  • Optimized villa shadow rendering to improve performance while improving visual quality
  • Optimized memory usage of particles


    Villa:
  • Optimized some villa assets to reduce storage and memory usage, while preserving visual quality

Bug Fixes

    Cars:
  • Added missing stage 10 performance parts for Bugatti Chiron


    UI:
  • Fixed PI differential in workshop UI that can sometimes not match real PI values
  • Fixed a bug preventing the player from skipping the congratulations cinematic in Vanity Dealer and Car Dealer
  • Fixed a bug causing part items to disappear when scrolling with a controller while entering a workshop interface
  • The vehicle selection menu now properly updates its car statistics when upgrading cars in the villa
  • Fixed fade animation when switching between option panels
  • Fixed a bug causing the AR in the car dealer to display a white rectangle for some frames
  • Fixed bugged gamepad navigation in the main menu
  • Fixed bug gamepad behavior in the competitive leaderboard menu
  • Fixed a millisecond inconsistency between the race UI and the competitive leaderboard
  • Fixed a bug causing vehicle snapshots to not be properly updated while in a multiplayer lobby
  • Fixed a bugged interaction with the loading menu when opening the Carta Stradale menu, causing the menu to flicker
  • Fixed an issue causing the input icon to be hidden on some screens
  • Fixed a bugged interaction between the custom race menu and the multiplayer lobby
  • Fixed a bug allowing the player to use multiple rewinds at once
  • Fixed bugged distance display when selecting a track in competitive mode


    Race:
  • Fixed some instances where the camera would go through a wall during a race cinematic
  • Improved car placement on the starting grid on some tracks


    Rendering:
  • Fixed camera flash not working on some levels when installing a part on the cosmetic workshop
  • Fixed a crash when giving up a race on high end macOS
  • Fixed car flashing for a split second when giving up a race on high end iOS and Apple TV 4K 2021
  • Fixed vehicle drift particles not spawning at the proper amount


    Villa:
  • Fixed wheel workshop first visual upgrade not using the correct 3D model
  • Fixed emissive parts of workshop not being activated on some workshops
  • Fixed a lot a small visual issues present on workshops



4. Patch 1.04

A new Competitive gamemode!

Choose your best-performing car, set your best time and climb the leaderboard.

  • The community has inspired many of the new features in this update!
  • Players were looking for a way to compete against each other: here comes the competitive mode.
  • Cars are now divided into six categories. Choose your car, choose a race and climb the world leaderboards!
  • New camera: Interior camera on the dashboard for more immersion
  • New feature: Graphics preference from three configurations for iOS and tvOS: Quality, Performance, or Energy Saving
  • New feature: Progress Timeline allows you to view past and upcoming rewards for solo and Club progression
  • New cars: There are two new exclusive cars for you to discover in Carta Stradale this month!
  • Improvements

    • New game mode: Competitive Mode.
    • Revamped player's progression menu.
    • Added new interfaces to display the player and club progression's rewards.
    • Added new graphical options to AppleTV, iPhone and iPad. You can now switch between 3 settings: Quality, Performance and Energy saving
    • Added new club achievements
    • Added a steering wheel tutorial to the introduction race
    • Revamped interfaces to display the names of the menus and realigned some menus
    • Thanks to community feedback we've added a dashboard view during the race
    • Added a button to what's new patch note popup to have access to the patch note link while using a controller
    • Revamped walls physics to make collisions more punitive
    • All cars that have an openable hood now open their hoods in the mechanic workshop

    Performance

    • Optimized some resources to reduce their memory footprint
    • Updated quality settings to improve performance on some devices
    • Fixed a memory leak caused by undisposed props cinematics

    Bug Fixes

      UI:
    • Fixed a bug allowing to click through the carta stradale rewards screen
    • Fixed rounding issues with the PI differential UI when upgrading a car
    • Fixed wallet interfaces expansion issues
    • Fixed remaining navigation issues in the options menu
    • Fixed gamepad selection when selecting a race environment
    • Fixed an issue on vehicle items causing the vehicle name to overflow
    • Added missing sprites for vehicle restricted events
    • Revamped checkpoint AR and fixed a problem occurring when the value was changing too often
    • Host name now scrolls instead of overflowing when viewing a multiplayer event in the events menu
    • Unnecessary screens are now skipped when finishing a race
    • Fixed some navigation issues in the main menu
    • Fixed a bug causing scrolling texts to stutter
    • Fixed a bug causing some car camera angles to be skipped during a race while using a controller
    • Fixed a bugged animation on workshop items
    • A loading screen is now shown when opening the carta stradale menu to avoid unexpected behaviours
    • Fixed broken UI state when focusing out of the game while using a controller
    • Fixed broken behaviours of the store rating popup
    • Shared parking: Tweaked some values on the first parking slot camera settings to avoid clipping into a pot


      Smash:
    • Fixed discrepancies between shown time goal and the real goal
    • There is now a maximum of two smash races in the quick events
    • Reduced number of Smash in Carta


      Cars:
    • Improve 675 LT rear window to avoid light artefacts
    • Fixed poor shadows when opening some car parts
    • Fix Lotus Exige S and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray floating above tire workshop


      Tracks:
    • Fixed floating camping van in National parks tracks
    • Fixing missing breaking points and infos on National parks tracks


      Achievements:
    • Fixed secret car not being properly tracked by achievements in some cases
    • Fixed a bug causing absurd achievements values when playing offline


      Apple:
    • Fixed problems with wrong account change detections causing the game to close even though the account hadn't changed


      Progression:
    • Removed duplicate tracks from the player's progression


      Multiplayer:
    • Fixed an error causing the player to be able to join the same multiplayer session twice


      Other:
    • Fixed bad game version in support email template

    3. Patch 1.03

    New Game Mode: Smash!

    In Smash mode, you have to pop balloons spread on the track as quickly as possible.
    Watch your trajectory and don’t be too eager if you want to finish in time.
    Play solo or in multiplayer to compete with your club members!

    • New Feature: Custom Race!
      • Many of you wanted a custom race mode, so here it is!
      • Choose your favorite game mode, a track, a car, and go!
      • Find your favorite combinations, train as much as you want, and become a driving expert.
    • New Control Mode: To meet your expectations, here is a new control mode. The Virtual Steering Wheel is now available on iPhone and iPad. Go to the options to try it!
    • New Club Achievements: Six new Club Achievements are now available with many rewards to be won!
    • New cars: There are two brand-new cars for you to discover this month in Carta Stradale!

    Improvements

    • Added a new game mode: Smash. Pop the required amount of balloons placed along the track before the timer runs out.
    • Added new club achievements with new props to add to your villa.
    • Added a new control mode: Virtual Steering Wheel.
    • Added the Customize my race menu, from there you’ll be able to choose your game mode, track and car and race to your heart’s content.
    • Added an additional text to the voucher popup appearing during the Carta Stradale rewards phase.

    Performance

    • The 3D camera is now paused when most of the fullscreen UIs are shown.

    Bug Fixes

      UI:
    • Fixed accelerator pedal icon rotation in race hud.
    • Fixed camera collision with the cars in the car dealer close-up view.
    • Fixed an issue where a wrong racers ranking was displayed when approaching the starting checkpoint or the new lap checkpoint.
    • Fixed a crash happening when a certain popup was closed.
    • Fixed a bug where the player could validate the same rewind multiple times.
    • Fixed a bug where the player wasn’t able to start a race after selecting a vehicle.
    • Fixed wrong craft currencies display when skipping the rewards panel in the race end rewards interfaces.
    • Fixed most of the navigation problems in the options menu.
    • Fixed display artefact on the gamepad button highlighter.
    • Fixed a bug causing the event card to be improperly replaced when finishing an event.
    • Fixed an overlap between currencies in the currencies interface.


      Club Achievements:
    • Fixed multiple scenarios leading to freezes in during the club achievement reward animation.
    • Fixed a bugged interaction between the rate us popup and the club achievements animation.
    • Fixed club achievements animation not showing at all in some cases.


      Part opener:
    • Moved the camera away from the car in the car dealer to avoid getting knocked up by opened parts.
    • Fixed a bug where all parts would open on click in when looking at the car in the car dealer.
    • The opened car parts now properly close when leaving the close-up view in the car dealer.
    • Fixed a freeze happening when closing an opened part.


      Apple features:
    • Fixed a bug occurring when changing Apple account on IOs while the game was running. The player will now be prompted to restart their game to avoid any problems.
    • Fixed a bug causing the game to be playable while the GameCenter dashboard was opened on a mac when using a controller.


      Tracks:
    • Polished some National parks tracks.


      Saves:
    • Fixed club achievement not being properly cleared when changing saves.


      Gamepad:
    • Corrected xbox elite pad support on MacOs.


      Multiplayer:
    • Fixed a bug which prevented players from launching multiplayer sessions.
    • When leaving a multiplayer lobby the player is now redirected to the Main Menu instead of the Race Event menu.


      Sound:
    • Fixed some vehicle sounds


      Rendering:
    • Fix vehicle occlusion ray cast casting on everything instead of only on ground.
    • Disable vehicle glass backface culling and improve vehicle glass shadow performance by using bilinear filtering only.
    • Fix engine missing on P1.

    2. Patch 1.02

    New environment: U.S. National Parks!

    15 new tracks through U.S. National Parks where you can explore the magnificent landscapes of the American West.

    • At the wheel of your most powerful cars, you can discover its breathtaking canyons, its typical villages, its impressive geysers, its immense Sequoia forests, its wildlife, and much more…
    • New feature: The new "At a Glance" feature lets you admire your cars in great detail. Go to the Shared Parking Lot, where you can open the doors and the hood
    • New cars: There are two new exclusive cars for you to discover in Carta Stradale this month!

    Improvements

      Tracks:
    • A new environment: National Parks, is now available with 15 new tracks unlocked with solo progression


      Cars:
    • Added two new cars


      UI:
    • Achievements: Improved the display for infinite achievement steps
    • Player’s progression: Added scrolling capabilities to the player progression screen to handle more than 3 rewards per level
    • Workshops: Made installable parts directly installable when selected in a workshop
    • What’s new: Enhanced the scrolling of the What's new popup
    • Villa: Added new buttons to navigate between the villa’s interior and exterior
    • Cosmetic item dealer: Improved shot quality when focusing on a paint item
    • Cosmetic item dealer: Improved shot quality when focusing on a rear bumper
    • Cosmetic item dealer: Improved shot quality of the first car slot for every part type


      Multiplayer:
    • Lobby workflow improvements aimed to lower players waiting time


      Gameplay:
    • The player is now able to open some cars' parts in the shared parking and the car dealer
    • A system of rewind restrictions in Carta Stradale has been added. It will be activated a few days after the update is released following a period of evaluation and setup. No changes were made for normal races


      Rendering:
    • Overall rendering quality improvement on the most powerful devices (iPad Pro 5th gen, iPhone 13, Mac high end)

    Bug Fixes

      Saves:
    • Fixed issues with some data being discarded when uploading to the cloud


      Tracks:
    • Fixed meshes on some Tuscany tracks
    • Fixed lightings on some Tuscany tracks


      Cars:
    • Add reverse glass on convertible cars 918, 718 GTS, and Hurayra to be able to see it from the inside during races
    • Fixed a missing paint name for the Mc Laren P1
    • Updated the name of Guilia QV, M2 Coupé, and SLS Blackseries


      Races:
    • Time Attack: Fixed some bugs with how the system determined if a checkpoint was won or not
    • Time Attack: Modified some computations to avoid discrepancies with the end UI when the time gap with the goal is very small
    • Time Attack: Fixed some bugs occurring when rewinding in races with multiple laps
    • General: Fixed a bug randomly blocking the game when loading a track
    • General: Fixed a crash on some Macs when launching a race
    • Multiplayer: Fixed an issue with the ranking indicator not counting players who disconnected after finishing the race
    • Multiplayer: Fixed a camera bug when pausing during a multiplayer race
    • Multiplayer: Fixed a crash occurring when launching a multiplayer race in time attack mode


      Dealers:
    • Car dealer: Fixed a crash when closing the app while in the car dealer
    • Cosmetic dealer: Added protection when the vanity dealer module tries to load a slot with a car not owned by the player
    • Super Carta dealer: The Super Carta dealer now charges the discounted price of the car instead of the full price
    • Super Carta dealer: Fixed a bug where players who could afford the discounted price of the car but not the full one had the purchasing cinematic although the car wasn’t purchased


      UI:
    • Races Menu: Fixed a bug where a white square would stay over a race event item
    • Races Menu: The track length shown in a race event card now dynamically adapts to the user's unit system
    • General: Fixed multiple crashes when playing in Arabic or on an Arabic device
    • General: Fixed some blockers when playing with an underaged or multiplayer restricted account
    • Carta Stradale: Fixed a bug where on some occasions a player would be redirected to the quick events menu after finishing a Carta Stradale race
    • Options: Fixed some gamepad navigation issues in the options menu
    • Added new splash Apple videos for 3x2 and 16x10.5 screen ratios
    • Villa Exterior: Fixed dealer's timer sometimes showing a Spanish placeholder text
    • Rewards: Enhanced the animation of the reward item to avoid having the animation overflow its container
    • Villa interior: Tweaked some camera settings to fix some blurry floors


      Club:
    • Achievements: Secret car now counts towards the Car Fans achievements
    • Parking: Fixed a bug where the car wouldn't spawn when re-sharing a car
    • Progression: Fixed a crash occurring when the secret car isn't present during the secret car reveal cinematic

    1. Patch 1.01

    New feature: Super Carta Stradale!

    The Super Carta Stradale is a derivative of the classic Carta Stradale with a few special features:

    • It is held only once a month
    • A new car is introduced and available for the whole week
    • This car is then available for sale to all the people who participated in this Carta Stradale
    • The price of the car is reduced based on the percentage of the Carta Stradale that has been completed

    Improvements

    • Improved dealer timer localization
    • Changed dealer selection frequencies to 6 hours frequency
    • Added a warning popup so that the player is notified if losing iCloud connection
    • Added support for alternate percentage pattern

    Performance

    • Improved some UI animations and Sprites
    • Optimized memory usage of some 3d and 2d ressources
    • Fixed a memory leak in club achievement toaster module

    Bug Fixes

      Multiplayer:
    • Corrected multiplayer notifications not sent
    • Corrected crash in multiplayer


      UI:
    • Fixed carta stradale menu still being active and adding out of screen navigation
    • Fixed scrolling in club progression popup
    • Fixed a bug with medal overlapping with time in carta stradale leaderboard
    • Fixed some carta stradale uis
    • Fixed missing reference on TRC Popup


      Graphics:
    • Fix 8C misplaced rims


      Dealer:
    • Fixed a bug with dealer timer when minutes gap is 0
    • Fixed hours-based selection in car dealer and vanity dealer and added a method to repair corrupted dealer selection dates
    • Vanity dealer selection will not cause a crash if a player has duplicates of a given car


      Miscellaneous:
    • Fix Privacy Manager bug
    • Fixed save issues on Cosmetic and performance parts
    • Fixed an error that occurred because we tried to retrieve club member crown status before retrieving members
    • Fixed a bug with the player progression module
    • Fix Refill in Race Events
    • Fix when we spam A when we try to launch a race from the event selection menu
    • Fixed various date time issues