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GT5 gets mega update 1.06, B-Spec online racing enabled

Friday, 18th February 2011 10:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Polyphony’s released a massive update to Gran Turismo 5 that now enables B-Spec mode to be played via online.

The update, which brings the game to V1.06, also enables you to use the course maker in online races, introduces performance points for online races and features an increase rewards and experience.

There’s also more event settings for online races, multi-monitor use and car loan in events and more.

There’s a whole list of other additions and fixes in the update that can be found over at TSA and the EU PS Blog.

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14 Comments

  1. mojo

    “multi-monitor use ”

    woot?
    /orders flatscreens.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Razor

    Good update is good.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Deacon

    I wish to god they’d take away the fucking awful slap-bass music shite you have to endure every time you want to buy or modify a car.

    Fed up with having to toggle mute on my TV.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. ruckus

    Wow! I can play play B-Spec from space. This. Changes. Everything. :/

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Syrok

    ” wish to god they’d take away the fucking awful slap-bass music shite you have to endure every time you want to buy or modify a car.”

    Go to the musical note icon on the left and change it. ;)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. theevilaires

    This game has so much content I feel intimated to even play it. I think I’m going to hold off and play this during the summer a few hours everyday. There’s just too many games coming out at once.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Gran-Turismo.com

    Update Notice (1.06) – Feb 18, 2011

    An update to Gran Turismo 5 has been released. The contents are as follows:

    [Major Changes and New Features]
    ・Remote Racing
    On the bottom left of the [GT Mode] – [Community] screen, [Remote Races] have been added.
    You can combine the “My Driver” of you and your friends to start a fully automatic B-Spec race, to gain rewards and experience.
    For details please see section 8-4 [Remote Races] in the [Manual] accessible from the top menu and also the new “Remote Race” page in the GT5 product information section on gran-tursimo.com.

    ・Remote Racing from a Web Browser
    For [Remote Races], you can visit the official “gran-turismo.com” website using an internet web browser, and remotely operate your PS3® at home. You can start races, monitor its progress and check the results from the web site. This is a new playing style allowing you to play Gran Turismo anywhere!
    Sign in from the [GT5 My Home] button on the upper right of the webpage to get started.

    ・Using the Course Maker in Online Races
    You can now select the “My Tracks” created in [Course Maker] for your online races (Open Lobby, My Lounge), or even race on tracks automatically generated from a selected theme on the spot. (Please note you’ll only be able to use My Courses created after this update in this way.)

    ・Introduction of Performance Points for Online Races
    We’ve now introduced Performance Points (PP), a numerical index of a car’s performance for online races. You can set PP restrictions in the regulations of online races (Open Lobby, My Lounge) to regulate the participating cars.
    For details, see 6 -15 [Performance Points] in the [Manual] accessible from the top menu screen.

    ・Increased Rewards and Experience Online
    The amount of rewards and experience gained from online racing (Open Lobby and My Lounge) have been increased.

    ・Expansion of Event Settings for Online Races
    [Auto Race Start Cycle] and [Tyre/Fuel Depletion] have been added to the event settings of online races (Open Lobby, My Lounge).

    ・Increased Penalties for Special Events
    The penalties for improper driving such as driving off course and hitting walls have been increased for the [Special Events] in [GT Mode] – [GT Life].

    ・Event Rewards and Experience Adjusted
    The rewards and experience for [Licence] and [Special Events] of [GT Mode] – [GT Life] have been adjusted. Experience for A-Spec and B-Spec events have been increased, while rewards have been reduced back down to levels seen before the 1.05 update.

    ・Car Loan in Events
    In A-Spec and B-Spec events in [GT Mode] – [GT Life], as well as when participating in [Special Events], you can now rent cars that your Friends have set to share with friends.
    For details see 6-16 [Borrowing and Lending Cars] in the [Manual] accessible from the top menu screen.

    ・Settings
    Individual gear adjustment, power limiters, and weight adjustment have been added to the settings. For details see [18. Settings Guide] in the [Manual] accessible from the top menu screen.

    ・Multi Monitor
    From [Options] – [Hardware] – [Multi Monitor], you can now set multi-monitor display settings using multiple PS3™ systems.
    You can now enjoy Gran Turismo 5 in an incredibly wide display environment combining multiple PS3™ systems and TV’s/monitors.
    For details please see the support section on gran-turismo.com.

    [Changes and Additions to Game Operations]
    - It is now possible to replay and save [2 Player Races].
    - [Controller Steering Sensitivity] has been added to [Driving Options].
    - [Corner Camber] has been added to the section settings of the [Course Maker].
    - In A Spec events including endurance races, a confirmation prompt has been added before restarting a race from the beginning.
    - In replays, B Spec and while watching races, you can now change viewing targets directly from the screen without having to use a separate window list.
    - User selected background music can now be used when voice chat is disabled in a [Lounge].
    - Cars in your garage that are not registered as ‘Favorites’ can now be used in a [Lounge].
    - When a tyre restriction is enabled in a Lounge regulation, only cars having tyres that match the regulation will be displayed in the garage.
    - Driver and car display selections during races will be saved.
    - It is now possible to perform settings for karts in the [Quick Menu].
    - It is now possible to select multiple items in some major screens, such as when selecting the on/off of favourites in the [Garage].

    [AI Adjustment]
    - Race choreography and opponent car AI controls for licence tests and A Spec events have been adjusted.
    - Opponent car AI controls during B Spec races have been improved.
    - The evasive manoeuvres of opponent cars when a players car blocks the track has been improved.

    [Correction of Issues]
    - Corrected an issue where it was possible to gain points unfairly in drift trials.
    - Corrected an issue where it was not possible to view the 4th sector in the live monitor.
    -Corrected an issue where the sound would not change when replacing the exhaust system or turbo kit.
    - Corrected an issue where the save data becomes unable to load when exceeding a certain file size.

    [Other Changes]
    - A searchable item called [Race Type] has been added during room creation in the [Open Lobby].
    - The lap times for the [X Challenge] in [Special Events] have been adjusted.
    - Game save speed has been optimised.
    - The HDD access warning message that was displayed at game startup has been disabled for faster startup.
    - The background of car demos during an [Auto Demo] is now displayed randomly in 4 types (Morning/Day/Night/White) as is in the [Dealership].
    - The “S-AWC” integrated four wheel drive system of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X has been adjusted.
    - The [Feedback Strength] of the Thrustmaster T500RS can now be adjusted across a wider range.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Shubb9

    I’ve just downloaded this update and 2/3rds of the cars are gone from my garage. WTF sony!!!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    lol

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Razor

    I feel bad for laughing, but I can’t help it :P

    #10 4 years ago
  11. theevilaires

    ・Multi Monitor
    From [Options] – [Hardware] – [Multi Monitor], you can now set multi-monitor display settings using multiple PS3™ systems.
    You can now enjoy Gran Turismo 5 in an incredibly wide display environment combining multiple PS3™ systems and TV’s/monitors.
    For details please see the support section on gran-turismo.com.

    AMAZING! JUST AMAZING! Now I have to fire GT5 up and try this out on my two 40″ XBR5′s. I remember when they announced this feature at E3 2005 my jaw hit the ground in awe. Now we finally have it in 2011 :D

    #11 4 years ago
  12. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Multi Monitor. Its up to 5 monitors! how awesome!!! Remember, you need multiple PS3s to match multiple TVs/Monitors.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. mathare92

    Quite a comprehensive update. I see they even heeded to complaints about the AI.

    PD really needs a few community managers. Kaz is going to get tired of responding to tweets at some point. :D

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Does it improve the horendous load times? That’s all I want to know. When will they patch and improve the shamefully long load times? Yes, I’ve installed the game – doesn’t help worth shit.

    #14 4 years ago

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