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Pro Cycling Manager

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Digital Jesters
Developer: Cyanide

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'Pro Cycling Manager' - v1.5R Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2005 @ 11:34 a.m. PST

Pro Cycling Manager will have more detailed animations, an experience system, stage editor and also several multiplayer modes. Cyanide Studio is using the GameBryo engine, and the Paris-based developer of Chaos League has also recently licensed SpeedTree for use in Pro Cycling Manager.

Get the Pro Cycling Manager v1.5R patch off WP (9mb)

Patch 1.5R
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(Database and stages)
- New stages :
- 2 stages from "Benelux Protour" race
- 3 stages from "Österreich Rundfahrt" race(Davidov)
- Pescara Trophy

- Correction to name of Kaiku team

(Multiplayer)
- 10 new ladder stages :
Germany 7, Dauphine 5, Dauphine 6, Italy 14, France 8, France 11, Spain 10, Tirreno 1, Romandie 1 and Poland 1
- correction to bug in season mode when restarting a saved game with the Load/Reset Login button
- Season mode : correction to bug when choosing a team in the "Vuelta ciclista a Cataluña" race (with the 1.5R database)
- Season mode : New leader jersey for 1st place in individual season rankings

(Career)
- Correction to simulation bug (mountain stages)

Patch 1.4R

NEW !!

  • "Custom Tour" mode : A player can now create his own tour using existing or personal stages

DATABASE & STAGES

  • Casero no longer wears Spanish Champion's jersey
  • Additional 3D stages : 5 stages of Vuelta Valenciana (Thanks Svam !)

MULTIPLAYER

  • Season mode playable on LAN or via Internet
  • 4 new ladder stages (GP of Lombardy, Flèche, Italy 7 and Italy 11)

AI

  • Improvement to AI on arrival after descent on hilly races

CAREER

  • Correction to bug on consistency of AI riders in career mode. It should make the game more difficult.
  • If a rider is promised a given race and then does not obtain it, his morale will drop
  • Addition of "Morale" column to "Squad" page
  • Correction to display bugs on season ranking page
  • Correction to bugs on "Negotiations" page
  • Correction to bugs on progress during training
  • Corrections to filter on "Search" page
  • Correction to some races which had transport costs of 0

Patch 1.3R

(Database and stages)
- Corrections to "Recovery" attributes so that sprinters will perform better in 3rd week of a tour

(Multiplayer)
- 4 new ladder stages (maastricht-valkenburg, Swiss 8, Spain 17 et Germany 4)

(AI)
- Correction to bug whereby team mates waited for a leader who had abandoned after a fall

(Career)
- Correction to a bug whereby riders remained without a contract
- Correction to a bug whereby injuries picked up in a race could lead to strange phenomena (rankings with time +/-)
- Correction to bug in timing of discussions when a rider changes team
- Corrections to AI transfers so rider numbers are more coherent (< 29 riders)
- Display of news item when a good rider changes team
- Update of leader's name in team presentation
- Correction to bug which occurred when there were no objectives
- Correction to a bug in the "decline" of oldest riders
- Correction to a bug on bonus payments for tour races (too much money paid)
- When a scout hands in a report on young talent, it no longer includes riders having turned pro.


- fix the bug when you can have a contract with a rider, then he stop his career
- update of Milano - Torino
- Additional 3D stage : (thanks zande) :
- Coppa del Piemonte
- Coppa del Veneto

Patch 1.2R

(Database and stages)

- Additional 3D stage :
- le clm du critérium de l'international
- GP de cholet
- Klasika urkiola
- GP de rennes
- GP de vitré
- Fayt le Franc
- Paris-camenbert
- Tour du var
- Championnats de suisse
- Championnats de belgique
- Etapes 1,2,3,5,6,7,9,10 Supervolta a Portugal
- Volta à região do Algarve (tour complet - 5 étapes)
- GP PTT Correios de Portugal (tour complet - 3 étapes)
- Circuit de l'Ain (étape 3)
- Österreich Rundfahrt (étapes 1 & 2)
- Correction to Luxembourg Grand Prix time-trial

(Interface)

- Display of 1st three riders in intermediate sprints, mountain sprints and final sprints. The table is displayed after passage of 3rd rider.
-Individual Time Trial : display of intermediate times for rider in box at left of screen
-Individual Time Trial : elapsed time displayed in box at left of screen
-Individual Time Trial : % of slope displayed in box at left of screen
-Individual Time Trial : it is possible to change rider's gears even while checking on another rider
- Corrections to errors in newspaper headlines which announced joint victories when it was not the case.

(Options)

- The " Return to normal speed for important events", " Activate good/bad feelings in multiplayer mode" and " Keep position in the pack" options are now operational
- The impact of the Difficulty levels is now clearer

(Multiplayer)

- You can play ladder with this patch. The classifications of ladder games will be display in few days.
- Clients can join the game easily on the first launch.
- Correction to bug which prevented, in some instances, player from joining an existing game
- Correction to an eventual de-synchronisation between server and clients at the end of a stage in "tour" mode
- Clients receive wind information
- Clients can take part in sprint bonuses

(3D)

- Addition to setup at start of game enabling the removal of "Hardware Mouse" for players encountering the "invisible cursor" bug
- Correction to bug, which in Individual Time Trials, saw some riders not leaving according to the normal reverse order in overall rankings
- old world Champions and old national champions have strips on their jersey (only for players who have the "one texture per cyclist" option - need 1 Go RAM)

(Career)

- One day races give you the money.
- Objectives now give points, financial rewards and career points for the manager
- It is now possible to enrol less riders than the required minimum when a team has less riders than the required minimum
- Invitations to all Cya Top Tour events (instead of just major tours)
- Fitness peaks now allow move to "Excellent" level

Patch 1.1R

Patch for Pro Cycling Manager, Radsport Manager Pro 2005/2006
We urgently recommend to start a new career, in order to fully allow the patch to work.

(Menus)
- the calculation of favorites in cobbled hilly races will incorporate the cobble-ratings as of now
- cobbled stretches are now displayed in the stage profile through a greytone
- the newspaper will no longer be displayed after a simulated race
- on the loading page of stages (in the big tours) 22 instead of 21 teams will be displayed now
- the chat-option works again. One can also see, who is online in a multiplayer-race

(Classifications)
- as soon as a team has less than three riders in the race, this counts as an abandon in the team ranking. This team will no longer displayed in the team classification.

(Multiplayer)
- error in the upload of game results to the ladder corrected. The rankings won't commence before next week (the exact date will be announced soon)

(3D)
- the riders will no longer disappear when using the "H" button
- new "dancing"-animation in the mountains added
- no more right click for the classifications
- riders no longer shake when the game is paused during cobblestone passages
- the error, in which riders would crash on the same spot or abandon every time, has been corrected

(Career)
- error of double national champions in career-mode fixed (this only appeard with simulated championships)
- gained points during training camps are no longer valid indefinitely
- simulating-settings adjusted (less abandons than before, reduced time gaps and recuperations drops a bit slower)
- error fixed, through which one couldn't change teams after a season
- the game will now send a message, if it will hire you as a new team manager
- error, which prevented automatic training, fixed
- error, which prevented the player to sign in for races in the second season, fixed
- error, through which one couldn't see the calendar entries in the second season, fixed

(Gameplay)
- heart rhythm more under control than in version 1.0
- attacks more controlled than in version 1.0
- the red bar will fill up a bit slower at a high pulse rate
- the "free effort" order is less effective now; the red bar will fill up faster because of this

(AI)
- error fixed, through which a team would defend the fourth place overall, even if this defence wasn't up to them at all
- the fight for sprint bonifications in the peloton or in breakaways is more tougher now

(Database and stages)
- several rider ratings adjusted
- stage races, which had no secondary classifications (Tour of Malaysia, Vuelta Ciclista a Mallorca etc.), fixed
- new stages added: French championships, 4th stage of "5 Days of Dunkerque", Haribo Classic, Benidorm - Valencia
- corrected at the end of the first stage in the Supergiro d'Italia: the finishing stretch is more evened out now, which improves gameplay
- correction at the end of stage 11 in the Vuelta a España: the arrival is now rated as a mountaintop finish (riders now have a better chance to keep up in the sprints); evened out finishing stretch


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