game update to fix bugs
details (only excerpts; check the link to read full details):http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/underthehood5/
The new title update addresses a number of issues for players who use 900-degree wheels like the Fanatec Forza Motorsport 4 CSR Wheel. First up is the so-called Zero credit bug, where users playing Forza 4 with a 900-degree wheel weren't receiving credit or XP after finishing a race. This problem was created because of some anti-cheating measures we had in place. If our system didn't detect more than a six-degree movement on the wheel in a single frame, we would invalidate that session and the result would be that the player would not receive credits or XP. Because of the fidelity of a 900-degree wheel, and the smoothness of so many hardcore sim drivers in Forza 4, it was easy to trigger our detection system by rarely (or, in some cases never) making more than a six-degree turn in a single frame. In essence, we were failing to reward our best drivers simply because they were so smooth behind the wheel.
With the title update, we've changed the detection logic to accurately support smooth driving with 900-degree wheels.
In addition, we've also addressed the issues with countersteering when playing with the 900-degree wheel. Previously while countersteering, the 900-degree wheel was inadvertently being mapped as a 270-degree wheel -- effectively a 3:1 ratio. This had nothing to do with simulation versus normal steering or speed-sensitive steering. This was a mapping bug.
After some intensive play-testing internally, we were able to completely isolate the countersteering bug identified by the community and have implemented a fix that keeps the wheel mapped as a 900-degree wheel under all conditions. The result of this change will be more consistent steering and countersteering, though catching a car when getting loose in corner will require more wheel input and better timing. In essence, it's even more realistic than before and I believe it will add an even greater simulation challenge for our most advanced drivers.
With this title update, we are temporarily removing the ability for certain cars to post times on the leaderboards while we investigate refinements to our Performance Index system that will allow us to once again admit these cars back in the mix. The affected cars:
1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock
1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale
1967 Dodge Coronet W023
1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt
1971 AMC Javelin-AMX
1992 Lancia Delta Integrale EV0
1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
In addition to this temporary removal of these cars from posting leaderboard times, we will be wiping the leaderboard times of those cars across different leaderboards. In a future title update, we'll be addressing the PI refinements in greater detail and once again allowing these cars to post leaderboard times. Stay tuned for more in the future.
We have instituted a number of server-side tools that will allow us to better regulate and stabilize the economy and, as a result, make the auction house and storefront experience more fun and more rewarding. Along with these tools, we will be instituting an upcoming cap on auction house sales. While this cap is in place, you will receive a maximum cap of credits for an auction sale, even if your auction sells for more than that. This allows us to remove glitched credits out of the system, while still rewarding those who want to sell cars on the auction house. We will be regularly reviewing the auction cap and will raise or lower it as warranted in the future.