The following features are in Patch 1.3r of Cycling Manager 4:
* (Database) Corrections to travel costs for 3 races (Peace Tour, Tour of Romandy, Switzerland Tour)
* (Database) Adjustment to some rider attributes
* (Individual Time Trial) Improved gameplay with, notably, a slider to adjust pedalling speed
* (Individual Time Trial) More difficult for a rider to win a prologue or short time-trial
* (Individual Time Trial) Easier gameplay to win a long time-trial
* (Race) Possibility for retirement after a fall
* (Race) Better gameplay for sprints. 3 kms instead of 2 kms for flat stages sprints and 1.5kms instead of 1km for intermediate sprints.
* (Management) Weird rosters in the world championships are fix now.
* (Management) Riders of 40 and over go into retirement. (In certain, rare, cases riders did not retire).
* (Management) Possibility for decrease in ^ÓHills^Ô attribute, as with other attributes, as rider gets older.
* (Multiplayer) Stage mode, custom teams, for stages after a rest day => there we re a bug with empty rosters. this is fix now.
* (AI Tour)
o Better co-leader management for AI teams.
o The best outsiders don't have anymore a teammate role on flat stages.
o An AI leader who is in a good feeling moment (green highlight) doesn't launch anymore an attack "suicide"
o Correction to bug where, in certain cases, the leaders took on relays in the pack (on a flat stage)
o If a team is on a numerical superiority in a breakaway, other escapers doesn't take relays.
o It's more hard to be in an early breakaway with a good rider or a leader.
o If a big leader lost time on a stage and can't compete anymore for general classification, he has now a free position instead of being a teammate.
o It's harder for early breakaways to win stages.
o In the final of flat stages, if the pack is grouped, sprinters teams make the train instead of leaders teams.
o More variations with early breakaway attackers
Fixes in CM4 v1.2 :
- (Database) In the race interface the Young Riders rankings were shown, in some races, in place of the sprinters ranking
- (Database) Hed Jet 40 wheels. Correction to texture display
- (Database) In the calendar, for the Tour of Catalonia, the first stage (Team time-trial) was not shown and only 7 stages were displayed, even if the team time-trial is, in fact, in the game when the Tour of Catalonia is ridden.
- (Database) Correction to Meta Volantes sprints on the Tour of Catalonia which gave neither points nor time bonuses.
- (Database) Several modifications to rider attributes
- (Editor) Possibility to change weather preferences, rider potential, initial team budget, ………
- (Team time-trial) Starting order decided by reverse race ranking and not alphabetic order
- (Backup) Backups are themselves backed-up for increased security. The game no longer bombs if a back-up is corrupted.
- (AI tour) The game’s AI now fights to protect the sprinter’s jersey.
- (Management) Rider recovery was not correctly updated when a player simulated the first stage of a tour or a race.
- (Management) Staff contracts finish correctly.
- (Race) Putting the game into the background no longer cause it to stop. The host cheat whereby a player used an Alt-Tab to slow other players no longer works
- (Motor) Correction to slow loading times (several minutes to move between days) with certain low-end video cards.
- (Multi) In the ladder, all current players are now accounted for and those having disconnected are no longer shown.
- (Junior rider rankings) 25 year-old riders are now counted in junior rider rankings. Those who’ll be 26 during the season no longer appear.
- (Race) World Cup podiums no longer bomb
- (Race) The correct jersey is shown in the team rankings
- (Management) It’s no longer possible to have more than 25 riders. The bug that prevented the “dismiss riders” pop-up from appearing has been corrected.
Following bugs are fix even if you continue your old career from 1.0R :
- (editor) Resolve crash bug at export from editor
- (race_bug) Riders are invisible on part of the GP Plouay (GP Aubagne/Classic Haribo/Chpt France/Fourmies)
- (race) Resolve time-limit bug
- (race_gameplay) Riders are slightly slow in the mountains
- (race_gameplay) Blue bar eaten up more quickly
- (race_gameplay) Influence of protection from wind greater in the mountains
- (race_gameplay) Attacks are more explosive in the mountains
- (race_gameplay) Attacks possible by best downhill racers during descents
- (race_podium) Crash in World Cup Podiums (career) is fix now.
- (race_loading) Correction of wrong display of favourites in team time-trials
- (race_loading) Correction of problem whereby 3D race takes longer and longer to launch as stages advance
- (management_trainings) Some neo-professionals who reach maximum potential are not detected and their progress is blocked at 100%
- (management_inscriptions) Display bug on the number of victories on rider selection page before a race
- (management_classifications) Display bug on Team rankings with a " rider/team " in the table rather than " team "
- (management_classifications) Incorrect sort on riders on results page after a race
- (management_trainingcamps) Incorrect display of bonus on some attributes after a given training camp.
- (management_scout) Clicking on the North Sea in Northern Europe no longer selects an area in Spain
- (management_scout) Under some circomstances scouts did not return from a mission which then proceeded to disappear.
- (management_scout) Incorrect display of team being observed by scout
- (management) Under some circumstances a wrong page was displayed on return from a simulation
- (graphic) White on Mavic IO and Hed 3 wheels are fix
- (sound) Listener speed (Doppler effect) implemented
- (multiplayer) Correction to chat bug in the pages
- (multiplayer) Correction of bug when X players are on the pre-race page with status "Run the race" and a player leaves the game while on another page with status "Not ready" the game did not launch.
- (multiplayer) Corrections to bugs on game saves in multiplayer mode during a stage race
- (multiplayer) Opening of Ladder
- (multiplayer) Correction of bug in stage mode with personnalised teams : the stage raced was always the first of the tour.
Following bugs are fix with a new career or if you continue your old career from 1.0R in first season :
- (race_bug) National and World champions don't have their jersey in season 2
- (management_crash) Resolve crash problem that may happen after 4 or 5 seasons
- (management_trainingcamps) Correction of bug on training camps starting end of December and finishing the following year (the riders do not return)
Following bugs are fix only with a new career :
- (database) Message on 1st day : subject and content inversed
- (database) Jimmy Engoulvent in Brioches La Boulangere => Cofidis
- (database) Hernan Buenahora not in database => Cafe Baque
- (database) Last mountain sprint and intermediate sprint inverted on 1st stage of Tour
- (database) Caracteristics of Hed H3 and Hed Alps inverted
- (database) Adjustment to points level for various riders with the help of Team Allianz
- (database) Correction to categories for following races: Tour du Languedoc to T.1, Tour de Belgique to T.2, Tour du Sud to T.3, Laigueglia to C.2 and Rund um Köln to C.3
- (database) Mont Ventoux : bug fixed on " Hilly " riders
- (database) Tour of Catalunya - 6th stage : incorrect image on arrival and impossible to view arrival time during the race
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