Patches for Version 1 Users
Users of version 1 to 1.17 3DSimED can patch to version 1.18 . Click here for more details
Users of previous versions can patch TrkMaker to version 1.11. Click here for more details
TrkMaker Version 1.11
TrkMaker could swap the start and end width of walls when writing a .PTF.
The vertical wall flag could be incorrectly written when a wall started beyond the first section.
TrkMaker Version 1.10
For a database that has been built from a N2003 .PTF, texture handling for generated track surfaces and walls are improved . Note: to get these enhancements the database needs to be freshly built from the .PTF.
The geometry for a Track Detail has been changed so that the detail is drawn ignoring the curvature of the track centre-line, there is no requirement to rebuild the database to get this improvement.
3DSimED Version 1.18
With Catalyst version 8 drivers, ATI cards have a bug when setting the texture bias which causes texture maps not to be correctly displayed. To get around this problem the OpenGL calls to set the bias are now omitted. The only disadvantage of this fix is for users who do not user Shader rendering who will not be able to preview changes to the texture bias.
3DSimED Version 1.17
Workaround for very slow selection on ATI cards; a new option named Selection within the Display->OpenGL Options menu from which the user should choose 'Quick'.
3DSimED Version 1.16
Read and write of Race .GMT files (but not encrypted files).
Read and write of DirectX .X files.
Write Richard Burns Rally .X files (for use with the rbr_dx.dll supplied with BTB, Bob's Track Builder).
Export GPS data of GPL, N4 to N2K3 tracks, as well as ISI format tracks which have .AIW files. The GPS data is suitable for importing into BTB.
Mirror geometry function.
Materials have additional animation options and slower animations now possible.
Object editor allows paste to replace geometry.
Improved texture scaling for sub-maps.
Fix for reading .GMTs with very large vertex counts.
3DSimED Version 1.15
Centre view on object. A new function allowing the user to choose which object the view should be centred on.
New function to allow scenes (.scn/.trk) from rFactor, GTL and GTR2 to be updated with tag information. This function can also add objects to a scene.
New function to purge triangles which have less than 3 unique vertices.
Support for the specularmapt0xt1t2 shader used for grass materials in rFactor, GTL and GTR2.
Improved tag editing for multiple selection of objects.
Improved object selection. In earlier versions a selected object was not always the nearest object under the cursor.
Horizon objects from rFactor can be edited without losing the material definition.
Improved loading of rFactor vehicles.
Fixed a problem with the writing of tags for dynamic or textured shadows.
TrkMaker Version 1.8
Option to write N4 format .PTF files.
The end height, width and end width of walls can be overridden in the traction table.
Fix for importing from .PTF when a wall has no textures assigned.
3DSimED Version 1.14
GTR2 support including loading of .CAR files, .TRK files and support for wet race objects.
Option in the material editor to control mip-mapping.
When saving to rFactor, GTL, or GTR2 the specular and bump maps are now given the same mip-mapping as the diffuse
Problem with loss of LOD settings when saving to ISI formats corrected.
New function to allow all geometry assigned to a material to be deleted
For ISI formats allows editing of tags for models opened from a scene. Tags include shadow objects, level of detail etc.
Correction of bug with loading objects with nested objects.
Pivot Point supported for objects such as steering wheels.
Materials can be assigned a .BIK movie file.
TrkMaker Version 1.7
Improved AIW. The AI take better driving lines. Full support for rolling starts and pace cars.
Camera conversion from N2003/GPL format to GTR2/GTL/rFactor format.
TrkMaker Version 1.6
The minimum and maximum texture coordinate for a wall can be set in the WallTex.
When writing to rFactor or GTL TrkMaker now writes template .GDB and SCN files.
Right-click on the left hand side of row gives Copy & Paste menu allowing a row to be copied or pasted.
Double-click on the left hand side of a row will, in some cases, jump to another table. For a row in the traction table double-click will take you to the relevant TractionTex or WallTex row. From TractionTex or WallTex you can jump to the Material table and from the Material table back to the TractionTex or WallTex table.
3DSimED Version 1.13
Re-Scale Texture function for material editing allows more control over the texture coordinates.
New option added to File->Import allowing geometry from GPL to be assigned materials set to double-sided.
Improvements in smooth vertex normal calculations.
Improved loading of rFactor vehicle files.
Support for textures in JPG format.
Sphere Primitive improved.
Facet Normals generates extra points, if required.
Fix for problems writing GTR and F1CC objects.
New function Edit->Purge->Duplicate Points which removes duplicate points from the data.
Object and Point dialogs have new Paste function allowing text (3 numbers separated by white space) to be taken from the clipboard to become the XYZ coordinate.
TrkMaker Version 1.5b 28th May 2006
Added an option to generate an AIW.
Export to GTL added, as well as export to .3SE (3DSimED internal format).
Support of straight walls and surfaces when exporting to 3DS, rFactor, GTL and GTR
If a traction spans a contour the faces generated will split at the contour.
When writing ISI formats, the .scn file is written with the correct tags for the objects.
Automatic generation of material names when creating a database from a GPL .trk or N2003 .ptf.
When creating a database from a GPL .trk, TrkMaker will read a Trk23dow .tex file to determine texture names and scaling.
New table, VerticalObj, added to simplify creation of objects such as xfinish,xpitin etc.
New table, InfieldObj, added to fill gaps on the inside of tracks.
New table, OutfieldObj, added to allow for the creation of objects at the outside of the track.
Table TrackDetail replaces table PtfTrackDetail to allow track details to be added to tracks.
For ISI format exports, the scene file is now named _TrkMaker.scn.
Fix for problem with placement of track object when there were no entries in the TSO table.
Problem with use of RepeatModulus for WallTex table fixed.
Zero width walls now allowed
Problem with the calculation of texture coordinates for TractionTex rotated textures (R90) fixed.
3DSimeED Version 1.12 28th May 2006
Texture browser now includes conversion to DDS.
Exported .gmts for rFactor and GTL should be smaller than from previous versions.
Option to Import only high detail geometry from GPL and N2003 objects.
Import of GPL geometry rendered with SRBs.
Option to include Night geometry from N2003.
The LODin and LODout of objects can be set for export to rFactor, GTR, and GTL.
Calculation of Up Normals added. These are often used for faraway objects.
New function Edit->Reset Material Transparencies.
New function Edit->Select All. Selects all faces and objects currently displayed. Uses the Display->Object Filter and Display->Material Filter to select object and faces.
Block select of objects (and Edit->Select All) now has options to recalculate the normals of objects.
Memorise XYZ from dialogs or right-click is now applies to all drawings.
Memorise XYZ copies text to the clipboard giving the coordinate, useful for pasting to other applications.
When importing from N2003 .3DO file the StateSwitches are ignored.
The status bar now reports the longitude, latitude and elevation as well as the XYZ position when editing a N2003 or GPL track.
Fix for Race Driver 3 import when base texture is null.
Problem with display of block select cursor corrected.
3DSimED Version 1.11c 19th March 2006
Improved rendering using OpenGL GLSL shaders. Click here for some screenshots.
Faster rendering of complex models with use of OpenGL Occlusion testing.
Much smoother display updating (by using OpenGL double-buffering).
Import formats now include Race Driver 3 P3D and PX files.
Improved support for F1 .MTS lock bytes. Previous versions of 3DSimED would refuse to open .MTS files which had no locking.
Material editing: the bias can be set separately for each texture stage.
When saving rFactor, GTL, and GTR, previous versions of SimED would refuse to add objects to a packed file unless it already existed.
Diffuse & Ambient lighting can be set by the user.
An option has been included to allow fog to be added to the rendering of a model.
3DSimED Version 1.10 11th January 2006
Import and Save GT Legends .GMT files.
Add and Multiply Mapping support for GTR (used for specular and bump effects).
Material names for all ISI formats are now made uppercase when saving. This overcomes the problems with car materials with rFactor.
For rFactor the option, when saving, to add to a .MAS file. Similarly for GT Legends and GTR the option to add objects to GTR and GTL files.
Eye Viewing allowing you to view a scene from any location.
Walk Viewing allowing you to walk a track.
Improved rendering using mip mapping.
More material options including texture bias, chroma colour, double sided, glass, and render target.
New feature to allow the re-scale of texture coordinates for a material.
3DSimED Version 1.9e, 16th October 2005
This is a culmination of a number of fixes that have appeared in versions 1.9c and 1.9d.
Fixed:- Crash, with exception error, on start-up if Windows policy has been set to disable recent document lists in application.
Fixed:- Normals lost when saving to various formats.
Fixed:- Full pathname of textures written to N2003 .3DO files.
Fixed:- rFactor objects not reflecting lights at night.
Fixed:- In some very rare cases saved .3SE files could not be re-opened.
Fixed:- Group dialog XYZ memory recall button did nothing.
Improved:- New options when saving to rFactor .GMT (see help file).