Live for Speed: S2

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Racing
Publisher: LFS
Developer: LFS

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'Live For Speed: S2' - Alpha Patch v0.5Q Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 27, 2005 @ 4:06 p.m. PST

With LFS S2 important features have been added, dynamic camber (improved simulation of suspension and different suspension types), highly detailed tire physics and a damage model have been introduced.

Get the Live For Speed S2 Alpha Patch v0.5Q off WP (1mb)

New language support :

Several updates allowing new translations and new character sets...

6 new codepages in addition to Latin-1 : Cyrillic, Greek, Central Europe, Turkish, Baltic, Japanese (Katakana)

5 new translations : Russian, Estonian, Serbian, Greek, Polish

Automatic codepage selection, when changing keyboard in Windows
New text entry system, handles multiple codepages and colours
User can select code page manually, if required (press CTRL)
Text colours - CTRL + 0 to 7 : change colour / CTRL + 8 : default
Can use a comma instead of a full stop when entering a number
New ^9 code - restore original colour without changing codepage
Autocross editor distance measure display is now translatable
CTRL in text input box : click down arrow to show characters

Other updates :

Pit stop required (yes or OK=done) is now shown in the F12 menu
Avoiding invalid key beep on Scroll Lock, Num Lock and Pause
Faster text draw by using fewer, bigger textures (less swapping)
SHIFT+O now enters options from setup screen (same as in game)
Join screen shows selected player and gives access to options
"Corrupted NameReply" error message removed from List of Games
New /out command - ignored by LFS but seen by InSim programs
Controller buttons can be assigned to text keys CTRL+F9-F12

Fixes :

FIX : Wrong fuel amount transferred to new player when taking over car
FIX : Faulty online host sometimes causing LFS to hang in List of Games
FIX : Some missing characters added to Latin 1 code page
FIX : "Race Ends : 1" message shown wrongly in garage
FIX : KNW filenames depended on selected language
FIX : Some changes to the text in braking lessons
FIX : Numeric keypad 0,1,2,7,8,9,-,/ keys now work correctly in game
FIX : Loss of racing line rubber : "Path info changed" message
FIX : Text about upload of 56k modem - in fact 33.6 kbits/sec
FIX : Holding SHIFT+X from in-game put LFS into a strange state
FIX : Repeated message "Could not load colours - using default"
FIX : Crash if track changed when user was in select car screen
FIX : No mid-race join option now only active if 2 cars in race
FIX : Last key pressed in text box could activate its function
FIX : TAB and SHIFT+TAB should now show all cars and not crash
FIX : Page Up and Page Down keys generated " and ! characters
FIX : Small numerical error in foot-pounds and bar units
FIX : Third decimal place of message text size was not saved
FIX : Max length player name with a full stop would be corrupted
FIX : Various bugs and crashes when using nogfx / invisible host
FIX : Some problems with kick/ban and sharing of ambiguous names

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