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Change Log TORCS Version 1.2.3 Released

TORCS 1.2.3 is available for download. The most visible and audible changes are a new and really great sound implementation and samples (Christos), a nice new track (Christos), new and updated opponents (Christos, Bernhard), a cool open wheel car (SpeedyChonChon), nicer smoke and improved skid marks (Christos), lots of small improvments and bugfixes (Eric, Bernhard) and finally some new configuration options (Eric, Bernhard).

A track editor project has been started by Charalampos, it is already usable and there is documentation available.

I would like to thank all the people who participate, especially Eric, Christos, SpeedyChonChon and Charalampos and all the other contributors for their great work which made this release possible. Thanks as well to the community, especially Eugen for the XML style sheet and the very good bug reports. Visit the credits page for more details about the team and contributors. For more details about the release hit the read more link below. Have fun,


There are several packages available:

In case you encounter problems learn in the FAQ how and where to report a problem. Make sure that you carefully read the available documentation (the release notes, README's, the FAQ, installation instructions on www.torcs.org and www.berniw.org).


Changes since 1.2.2

  • Better sound (Christos).
  • New track (Christos).
  • New and updated robots (Christos, Bernhard).
  • New car (SpeedyChonChon).
  • Lots of bugfixes (Eric, Bernhard).
  • Option to disable sound (Bernhard).
  • Optional "Compatibility" video init for broken GLUT/GLX/OpenGL drivers (Bernhard).
  • Added -fPIC, are AMD64 builds now working out of the box (Bernhard)?
  • XSLT support (Eugen, Eric).

Changes since 1.2.3-bw-unofficial-test1

  • Reintroduced gear switching flames (Bernhard).
  • Fix/Retest track selection crash (Bernhard).
  • Hunting lost open filehandles (done, all I have found so far and are caused by TORCS) (Bernhard).
  • Updated open wheel car (Speedychonchon, Bernhard).
  • Fixed championship saving bug (Bernhard, SF report by Eugen).
  • Fixed mouse-scrolling crash (Bernhard, SF report by Frieder).
  • Collision (wall of death), not perfect, but good enough for now (Bernhard).
  • Timelimit in qualification (for robots only) (Bernhard).
  • Remove too slow cars from races (for robots only) (Bernhard).

Changes since 1.2.3-bw-unofficial-test2

  • Disabled outdated barrier normal computation in collide.cpp (Bernhard).
  • Replaced glCopyTexImage2D with glCopyTexSubImage2D for mirror cam (suggested in NVidia's performance slides) (Bernhard).
  • Fixed broken env map animation (caused by experimental changes in grvtxtable.cpp 1.12) (Bernhard, report by Eric).
  • Add resolutions for windowed mode, so 320x240, 640x480 and 800x600 are always in the list if you have enabled xrandr (Bernhard).
  • Set default optimization to -O2, was -O3 before (Bernhard).
  • Updated Windows plib to 1.8.3 without multithreading (replaced /MT with /ML) (Bernhard).
  • Fixed all warnings (level W2) for the windows build (please add "f" to constants if you mean float) (Bernhard).
  • Update Windows project files/make it work in Windows (Bernhard).
  • Backported a fix from berniw_2004 to berniw's (Bernhard).
  • Fixed broken P406 counters (Bernhard).
  • nfs2ac: Catched segfault if no argument is given (Bernhard).
  • Added nfsperf project, fixes (Bernhard).
  • Update windows bat files (add sounds, track, car, etc) (Bernhard).
  • Compressed all RGB's to RLE compressed RGB's (disk usage -90MB!) with "find . -name "*.rgb" -exec convert -compress RLE {} {} ;"
  • Reduced the resolution of a few textures (Bernhard).
  • Fixed Formula 1 camera (Reported by Speedychonchon, Bernhard).

Changes since 1.2.3-bw-unofficial-test3

  • Removed ssggraph_old dir (Bernhard).
  • Preselect valid drivers for practice, non championship race, endurance race, etc (Bernhard).
  • Remove Olethros and grsound printf's (Bernhard).
  • Sorted out currently unneeded textures (Bernhard).
  • Removed corvette for now (would need major rework) (Bernhard).
  • Changed suspension and weight distribution settings of p406 (Bernhard).
  • Fixed some "first time uninitialized values" for inferno 2-10 (Bernhard).
  • Reviewed Inferno/Inferno 2004, no crash bug found (Bernhard).
  • sorted out unneeded sounds (Bernhard).

Changes since 1.2.3-bw-unofficial-test4

  • Disabled Olethros track_* file writing (Bernhard).
  • Reworked Viper (new bottom, 1 sided polygons, fixed holes) (Bernhard).
  • Some changes in Makefiles etc (Bernhard).
  • Fixed crash bug in human.cpp (Bernhard).
  • released as 1.2.3.

Posted by berniwadm Saturday, February 05, 2005 (19:10:08)

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