News and Updates on the Rigs of Rods truck simulator, based on an advanced soft-body physics engine.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

RoR 0.29

The new version is out!
  • Tons of new trucks (an Agora S bus, a huge Liebherr crane, a port crane, a police car and the Caliber contributed by mcreed).
  • Performance improvements (but no more replay mode)
  • Improvement of the airplane aerodynamics, that has a smoother handling at lower power setting. Also retractable gear (F3/F4) and automatic differencial braking to help taxiing.
  • Special effects on the airplane (press M to see the light show)
  • Enhanced fixed camera view for airplane, and the possibility to have multiple cameras aboard a vehicle (currently on the Liebherr crane you can sit in the driving cab or the crane cab, and also in the Agora L you can sit in the back of the bus and drive! Press C multiple time to switch between cameras)
  • Joystick configuration bonanza: you can simultaneously use a wheel for the trucks and a joystick for the plane.
  • Fully manual clutch mode: press Q two times, and prepare to stall! Note that you must depress clutch to shift, as in real life. You can use an analog joystick for clutch control.
  • Lots of bug fixes and enhancements (upgrade of Ogre version from 1.2.0 to 1.2.3).
Beware there is a bug that makes stencil shadow mode very slow. I am investigating this bug, and a patch will be released when it will be fixed. In the interim, avoid stencil shadows if you want a good framerate.