Only five days behind its second patch for F1 2013, Codemasters has released and described Patch 3 for the PC.
As the list of changes clearly shows, there’s no sign of the longest-living or most irritating ‘features’ being eliminated yet. However, I suppose that every step is progress and if they are ever to be fixed, some of the series’ most persistent problems could be in need of a lot of work. The company is thankfully supporting its game again as it should, so we’ll keep looking for updates… and hope.
Here’s how F1 2013’s third set of changes pan out:
Mid-Session Saving Repairs
- Fixed a bug which prevented car set-ups from being loaded correctly when a mid-session save is created while on track in a Practice session.
- Fixed an issue in Career which would cause perpetual loading when resuming a mid-session save after accepting a mid-season contract.
- Improved connection map, latency evaluation and bandwidth evaluation to improve the quality of connection information. This in turn should result in a reduction of disconnections during multi-player games.
A Minor Memory Fix
- Memory savings when selecting Flying Lap in any session.
Patch 3 will be applied at the next Steam log-in.
For anyone still hovering over a ‘Buy’ button, SimplyCDKeys continues to have the best price for the Standard Edition of F1 2013 – a most acceptable £17.99 for an ‘Instant Key’ purchase.
As the topic is still causing a fuss on forums that include Codemasters’ own, it’s worth stating yet again that work continues on the console versions. Testing on upgrades hasn’t stalled there and that work aside, delays will at some point also be due to the submission and response times of the respective Sony and Microsoft systems. The code amendments may vary but they are on the way to the 360 and PS3 too. Until that time, workarounds and patience will have to do for now.
In the meantime, onward to Patch 4!