Fixed up the automatic transmission launch behavior, and some other news

Physics

Estama did some great work on the drivetrain code and has greatly improved the way cars move from a stop in automatic mode πŸ™‚ They now build revs and smoothly engage the wheels like a real automatic, instead of getting bogged down and stuck in a torque pit around 500 rpm like they used to.

Also, lots and lots of behind the scenes codework going on - nothing exciting yet, but trust us - we are working hard! We are working on OpenGL support for the upcoming port to Linux, and tons of other stuff. We are also pleased to announce that we are now part of the Torque3D steering committee and are contributing to the development of the engine there πŸ™‚

Still working on tires, friction, and handling as well - we found some friction bugs and fixed those recently. Also, the East Coast USA map is still coming along nicely, as is the Gavril T75 (the big semi truck). We apologize for how long the update is taking, but we think it will be worth the wait πŸ™‚

Physics

BeamNG Major Updates

BeamNG.drive v0.25 - Spark Your Passion
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Festive Update v0.24.1 Released
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The 2021 Winter Release – BeamNG.drive v0.24
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The 2021 Summer Release – BeamNG.drive v0.23
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The 2021 Spring Release – BeamNG.drive v0.22
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The 2020 Winter Release – BeamNG v0.21
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The 2020 Summer Release – BeamNG v0.20
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β€œLa Vie Γ  Toute Vitesse” – BeamNG.drive v0.19
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The 2019 Winter Release – BeamNG.drive v0.18
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Buckle up, heavy traffic ahead: Update 0.17 released
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Electrifying 0.16
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A Small Car on a Big Map – Version 0.15 released
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Light Runner – Version 0.14 Released
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The Automation Collaboration – Version 0.13 Released
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Get Busy – version 0.12 released
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Alpha version 0.11 – The Coast is Clear
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Sounds like version 0.10 is out!
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Hopping into 0.9
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Version 0.8 rolling in …
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Alpha version 0.7 released :)
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