Build 78 8.19.2019
This update is primary new content with a few small tweaks to game play.
Build 76 adds new content and makes many usability changes to both desktop and VR play modes.
This patch adds new content but is primarily focused on improving controls the user experience. Desktop mode has had a significant overhaul and has received a new casual play tool: Auto fasten. Auto fasten will come to VR play in later patches. There are also many bug fixes, too many to document in the patch notes. More changes to both desktop mode and VR mode are coming soon.
Added clutch kit (flywheel, pressure plate, clutch disc, pilot bearing, flywheel bolts, pressure plate bolts, throwout bearing) and updated temporary transmission art to support clutch install. The game will attempt to auto install the clutch parts onto cars when loaded in the new patch. If the player’s cars are disassembled on load, the clutch parts will not be auto install but can be installed by using the “Install New Parts” button in the car details app.
Catalog and parts purchases overhaul:
This update is focused around the new helper bot. The helper bot expands on the delegate and fix it for me functionality in the previous builds and also adds a few new functions. Unlike before, delegated tasks or automated repairs are not instant, the bot will come out of hibernation and do the work in front of you. Bot speed can be controlled in a new Helper Bot app.
Reworked the car details and inspect apps. The car details page now allows you to mark for delegated repair, mark for inspection, highlight the part on the car, or go straight to the inspection app page for that part.
Enable texture streaming along with new options to reduce video memory usage.
Improved reflection quality on car panels.
Shop ambient light is now slightly brighter
Many part assembly rule tweaks
Added the ability to purchase parts in sets. Example: You can now purchase valve springs in sets of 16 instead of singles.
Desktop mode: Fixed a bug with tool hotkeys that causes odd behavior where tools would face away from the screen and become non functional.
Desktop Mode: Added the ability to pick up multiple small parts and carry them in a virtual pocket. Parts with a radius less than 5cm can be picked up with this feature
z: Store/Unstore part
hold z + MWheel: Cycle stored parts
hold z + MClick: Store target
Added the ability to hold multiple small parts in a clump. Parts with a radius less than 5cm can be picked up with this feature.
Hold the trigger to activate a tractor beam that sucks up small parts. While holding the trigger, use the grip button to drop the ball of parts. If the tractor beam is held long enough, the beam turns red and the small parts will be launched on drop.
This update is focused on improving the user experience for new players. New games start with UI guidance and players can access assembly tutorials to help them work through parts in the game. We also added work surfaces to the game in the form of resizable shop carts and a workbench. Lastly, players have some new help in the inspect app and can be shown part install locations and part removal dependencies. These are on a 60 second cooldown timer for gameplay balance.
This update adds a lot of new features, most of which revolve around enabling physics and gravity for parts in the game. It is strongly recommended that players read the full patch notes and heed warnings.