Previous Release Notes

CVRcade Version 0.1.42

Released Monday, November 11th, 2019

Platform

  • Added Quick Start menu
    • When Quick Start menu is closed widgets will appear
    • Escape key will close Quick Start menu
    • Q will open Quick Start menu
    • Added icon to bottom bar to open Quick Start menu
  • Identified and fixed memory leaks
  • Modified real time updates for power
  • Added Optimal server code changes and retry
  • Event finish corrections
  • Added countdown time for event starting soon messaging
  • Added error handling for network issues
  • New elevator for faster installs
  • Fixed bug that takes users to future events

UI

  • UI changes for the login page (included a 3rd option)
  • Ride History
    • Added the ability to download multiple rides in one fit file
    • Added the ability to download previous riding sessions
  • Added Classes option
  • Updated Event Tiles
  • Changed download messages
  • Fixed power numbers overlapping HRM gauge icon when over 1000

Graphics

  • Changed messaging to appear higher and more translucent so that users view in a track is not obstructed
  • Fixed incorrect avatar themes for replay events
  • All assets will unload in an asset bundle
  • Added default skybox
  • Turned off post-processing for mini-cam
  • Fixed missing assets
  • Fix for Wind
  • Removed unused assets (1/2 GB smaller)
  • Updated and added new shaders

Tracks

  • Track Builder
    • Fixed connection to Track Builder
    • Object purchases changed from CadeCOINS to currency
    • Fixed bug for publishing a new track
  • New Tracks
    • Hypnotic Jumble
    • Lakeview Lanes
    • Submerged Stadium

 

CVRcade Version 0.1.19

Released Monday, October 14th, 2019

Platform

  • Reduced initial download size
  • Real-time Equalization changes
  • Rebuilt Unity scene Controller
  • Dedicated server for World Cup events
  • Game server selection upon startup
  • Fixed bug to eliminate past events from recurring
  • Fixed logic error for loading assets
  • Fixed Wind issue

UI

  • New Tiered structure for Rides
    • New Rider Pass and functionality
    • Riders will default to Tier 0 rides
    • Ability to purchase rides individually
  • New Event Pass and functionality
  • World Cup Rider and Team registration
  • Updated Hardware store for easier bundle purchasing
  • New link to Merchandise store

Graphics

  • New team skins
    • Cognition
    • CVRcade World Cup
  • Fixed bug for avatars not appearing

Tracks

  • New Tracks:
    • Country Rally
    • Sudden Lane Change

CVRcade Version 0.1.3

Released Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Platform

  • Mixer Integration: Riders in game
    • Can watch the live Mixer stream
    • Can see the live chat from Mixer
  • Omnium (set of events scored together)
    • Join or schedule one and the rest are scheduled for you
    • Successive event start times are started automatically
    • Scoreboard shows all the events in the Omnium
    • Scoreboard has a refresh button
  • New Installer - Non-versioned exe file so updates are done automatically to replace old versions. Initial download is only 2.5MB to get started and the new installer does the bigger downloads.
  • Performance Improvements
  • Real time updates for Power Curves
  • Hardware store simplified
  • Audio/Video Changes
    • Two groups
      • Comms for teams
      • Broadcast for Live Streams
    • Changed audio platform
    • Added yellow warning messages
  • Game server checks for versions

UI

  • Added ability to watch Mixer streams in game
  • Keyboard shortcuts:
    • F12: Turn rider labels on/off
  • Events:
    • New event types: No Skill, Low Skill and High Skill
    • Added configuration for lapped riders, turning them to Ghosts or not
    • When start clock reaches 10 seconds all riders will appear on the start line
    • First 10 seconds of an event riders will be Ghosted
    • Added top messaging for users in an event to know another event is starting soon
    • New event tiles
  • Fixed bug to allow best lap time with power-ups to be saved
  • Widget configuration issues fixed

Graphics

  • Performance Improvements
  • Wind in trees on Ultra setting
  • Name tags/labels appear for 15 seconds
  • Changed ride level of detail distances
  • Fixed animation for Uncrashable Ability
  • Animations for:        
    • Femme Cycle V1
    • Femme Cycle V2
    • Cyber Cycle
    • Beetle Bike
  • Wind particles
    • Appear when wind is on in the event
    • Particles float in the correct direction
  • Fixed bug that created two start/finish lines

Tracks

  • Track Builder:
    • New objects for Road themes
    • New objects for Mountain themes
    • New objects for Fantasy themes
  • Improvements to:
    • Dark Matter Velo with Spinning objects
    • Echelon
    • Aqua Velo
  • New tracks:  
    • Cityscape – New York City
    • Dark Matter Spire
    • Hypnotic Highway

 

CVRcade Version 0.0.360

Released Saturday, July 20, 2019

Platform

  • Power curves based on 30 days of data instead of 90
  • Real-time Equalization tweaks
  • Extensive testing for improved track performance
  • Implemented optimal server code
  • Added error label on the screen
  • Camera angle adjustments
    • You: raised
    • Bike: lowered
    • Fixed initialization bug
    • Rear view mirror added
      • culls layers

UI

  • Events:
    • Power-up’s can be configured for use one to three times
    • Added functionality for several events to be linked for a series
    • Fixed bug in finishing order issue
    • Fixed bug in best lap time
  • Scoreboard
    • Permits vertical expansion
  • Leaderboard
    • Fixed a boundary condition

Graphics

  • Changed ride level of detail distances

Tracks

  • Track Builder:
    • Implemented Unity track builder for Macs
    • Added orthographic view
    • Added preview mode
    • Added prompt when deleting track
    • Renamed function to show segment list popup
    • Fixed object cloning issue
    • Fixed bug where track segments were remaining highlighted
    • Added messaging for published track
  • Improvements to Dark Matter Velo
    • Graphics
    • Animated closed lanes
  • Improved performance to:
    • Mountain Bike Course by Jesper
    • Kayla’s Mountain Course
    • Rocky Mountains
    • Temple Run

CVRcade Version 0.0.337

Released Monday, June 17, 2019

Platform

  • Real-time Equalization tweaks

UI

  • Events:
    • Users can schedule multiple events
    • New messaging when user is unable to join an event
    • Outline on event tile when selected
    • Results at the end will be in a larger format
    • Additional 3rd question in survey
    • When watching another rider the view switches back to You if that rider leaves the event
  • Scoreboard added
  • Clicking on the power input icon (Ant+, Bluetooth, Keyboard or Controller) in the bottom bar opens the pairing screen

Graphics

  • No portal animations
  • Femme Cycle V1 and V2 have animations

Tracks

  • Added new tracks:  
    • Roman Arena and Pantheon
    • Rocky Mountains
    • Temple Run
    • Hazardous Velo updated and renamed Dark Matter Velo
    • Wooden Velo renamed Scifi Velo
    • Fantastic Dimensional Tech renamed Dark Matter Tech

 

CVRcade Version 0.0.329

Released Thursday, June 6, 2019

Platform

  • Server changes to improve performance
  • Power curve – real time updates
  • Equalization – real time updates
  • Faster download for in game updates
  • Tweaks to power-ups
    • Lazy Boy
    • Inertial

UI

  • New event tile format

Graphics

  • Performance improvements
  • Femme Cycle V1 and V2 have animations
  • Physical Riders will see avatars legs moving
  • Tech Cycle
    • Size corrected
    • Color selection corrected
  • Crashes
    • Not in slow motion
    • Rider returns to bike before moving on the track
  • Lose Animation is not firing when arriving on a track

Tracks

  • Track Builder Improvements
    • Able to preview objects
    • Able to view track profile
    • Orthographic view added
    • Track preview – user is able to ride around the track while still in Track Builder
  • Audio is off on all tracks

 

CVRcade Version 0.0.317

Released Sunday, May 26, 2019

Platform

  • Performance improvement changes
  • Equalization updates real time
  • Fixed server issue
  • Unity “freeze” resolved
  • Identified and fixed “subscribe” race condition (user appeared to be stuck in the portal)
  • Fixed the “odd” corner crashes
  • Tweaked the corner exit – avatar may wobble instead of crashing

UI

  • UI changes for faster loading widgets
  • True Rear-View mirror camera view (replaces Backwards although users can still hold B for a Backwards view)
  • New icons in the Main menu for:
    • Events List
    • Track List
  • Event Summary includes Laps and Distance
  • Event Creation bug fixes:
    • Calendar functionality
    • Recovery event power-up adds an additional holding slot for recovery icon
    • Switching from simple to advanced doesn’t delete previously entered information
    • Dropdown menus are visible

Graphics

  • Levels of detail added to improve performance
  • Team skins for Tech Cycle
  • Influencer League skins
  • Bunny Hop animation:
    • changed for road and mountain themes
    • fixed for fantasy themes

CVRcade Version 0.0.309

Released Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Platform

  • New Unity based track builder
  • Performance improvement changes
  • UI changes for faster loading widgets
  • Drafting changes
  • Crashing changes
  • Cornering
    • sliding changes
    • braking changes
  • Bumping changes
  • UI ability to invite groups to events or home track
  • UI changes for Event creation

Graphics

  • Rider (team) skins available for Road and Mountain themes
  • Improved asset bundles for faster downloads

Tracks

  • New Unity based track builder
  • Track publishing work-flow process implemented
  • Added new Fantastic Dimensional Tech track
  • Added new Fantastic Alien Sea
  • Added several community-built tracks

Version 0.0.294

Released Friday, April 26th, 2019

Platform

  • Startup processed optimized and some startup issues fixed
  • Issue with power curve display on profile chart corrected
  • Changes to max heart rate calculation to eliminate inappropriate HR monitor spikes
  • Modified calculation of equalized power
  • Mac issues addressed
    • scaling
    • "full screen" (really maximized)

Graphics

  • Power-up animations fixed
  • Heroes and rides for Road and MTB updated
  • Animations for Road and MTB updated
  • Scene lighting Improved
  • Floating rides issue fixed

Tracks

  • Tracks are now downloaded on demand - When you first visit a track the road will be drawn, and a message will be displayed that the environment is being downloaded.  This can take some time depending on the track and your internet connection.  Future visits to the track will not require the download.
  • Added new Road High Desert Track
  • Added new Kayla's Mountain Track
  • Theme selection effects for user's home track
  • List confusion between canary and production tracks resolved
  • Fixed issue where some tracks loaded slowly or not at all
  • Fixed tears in tracks

UI

  • Camera 2 (mini-camera) - Added ability to place and size via a widget
    • Fixed missing sky view
  • UI customization (widgets) completely revamped
    • Added UI skins (themes), Dark (default), blue, cade-green, Gordon, red, silver, and yellow.
    • Added pin toggles to widgets that show/hide themselves so the user can keep them displaying if desired
    • Scale:
      • Added ability for the user to set if a widget's content is scaled when the widget is resized
      • Added the ability for the user to set the scale factor for a widget's content
      • Pro tip as the scale will change the size of the spinners which can cause issues when using with a mouse, instead click in the field and use the up and down arrow keys.
    • Changed UI Widget configs to Group/Race (Default), Group/Race Flipped, Group/Race Outside, and Menu only
    • Added hide all widgets control on bottom bar
    • UI widget configurations on outside automatically switch to inside on full screen request
    • Widgets are hidden during moving or hiding of the main game window
    • Fixed system alert dialog (and made it so okay button will close it)
  • Menu organization and changes
    • New Icon menu
    • Advanced view switch stays in view (does not scroll) when menu is open
    • Added Laps & Segments Leaderboad widget placeholder (coming soon)
    • Map metrics widget auto show/hides based on wind (when there is wind it show, when there is not it hides)
    • XP is now visible on menu widget - even when only the mini menu widget is being display
    • Scrollbars only appear on hover
    • Improved performance of bottom bar rendering
    • Added a power widget place holder (coming soon)
  • Full screen functionality improved
  • Ability to change ride theme (fantasy, road, MTB) from profile
  • Audio/Chat:
    • Issues fixed
    • Added VU meter so you can see who is speaking (or making noise in channel)
    • Ding now plays when a chat message from another person is received (no ding is played on messages from the game)
    • Audio channel remembered
  • Nearby Riders List changes:
    • Crash indicator (icon) will appear for the Caders who crashed
    • Equalized heart rate (EHR) is now displayed
    • Ghosting added to match the user’s ride/avatar
    • Up to four power-up animations will appear for the Caders using them
    • Nearby Riders list now shows when there is more than a single rider on the list and hides when there is only one (you)
      • User can pin it
    • Recovery animations were added
  • Events:
    • Event list no longer opens when game starts
    • Event list simplified and enlarged
    • New event summary page
    • New results page (changes still pending)
    • Power-up configuration now displays fields associated with the type of power-up (one time, refillable, random, etc)
    • Fixed issue where repeat until date was changing when race type was changed.
    • Repeating event now can use today's date
    • Added ride theme to event list
    • Alphabetized the power-ups and rides on event creation in advanced mode
    • Power-ups can now only be selected one-time for strategy events
    • List confusion between canary and production events and tracks resolved
    • Elimination events now show time eliminated
    • Invite page automatically unchecks players previously invited
    • Fixed issue with eliminated riders not being crossed out in nearby riders list
    • Laps now displayed on event review page
    • Fixed an issue with invited players format for private events
    • Added ability to remove invitees from private events
    • Maximum number of one-time power-ups that can be configured for an event are now equal to the power up holding slots configured for the event.
    • Power up slots validate added on event creation
  • Video channel is remembered
  • Profile charts appear much larger and stacked when enlargement is requested
  • Users can now leave groups
  • Fixed various exceptions associated with the keyboard

CVRcade Version 0.0.264

Released Monday, March 25th, 2019

Major Items

  • Tracks now download on demand
  • Modified equalization adjustment so that people without factors for given times get set to their average factor time unless they have less than eight valid times in which case, we delete their power curves
  • Strava functionality improved – only completely physical rides upload and other reliability improvements
  • Better handling of Audio race conditions (adding external, removing external, changing channels quickly). Now mic will turn red then grey before you can unmute.
  • Better handling of Video on connection and selection of channels including media changes and video display (no “blank” spaces)
  • Added pagination to Nearby Riders list
    • Able to select “me” which takes you to a page with you as near the middle as possible
    • Able to select “front” which takes you to the first (leader) page
    • Able to select “back” which takes you to the last (last place rider) page
    • Able to select a specific page
    • Keyboard shortcuts provided
      • delete key = me
      • home key = front
      • end key = back
      • page down and page up keys move the specific page up or down
  • Fixed bug with event list when leaving an event during warm-up
  • Smiley icon updates correctly for not ranked or ranked events
  • Updated audio and video SDK’s to latest versions
  • Event creation – various updates to improve user experience
  • Scheduled Events – participants will portal to the Event 15 minutes prior to start time (formerly 5 minutes)
  • Event list closes when user opens create Event window
  • Updated road and mountain theme objects
  • Updated tractor beam animation logic

Minor Items

  • Double clicking on an event or track takes you to that event or track
  • Theme is included in Event list and Track list
  • Event title and total distance remaining was added to the top of the Nearby Riders list
  • Removed prevalent exception from the unity startup that triggers a “send log” pop-up
  • Disallowed the use of delete key for Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Main Camera view – change views to another rider
    • Click on a rider in the Nearby Riders list to see their point-of-view
    • Click delete key or me at the bottom of the Nearby Riders list to return to your view

 

CVRcade Version 0.0.258

Released Monday, March 18th, 2019

Major Items

  • Physical Equalization – increased precision and fit of power curves and adjusted methodology
  • Better handling of the network blips with a reconnect strategy implemented
  • World-wide game servers refined to provide less lag time and better game responsiveness for most users
  • New login process
    • Supports UN & PW
    • Supports multiple users on a single client/machine
  • Event controls added:
    • Unable to switch between equalized and un-equalized while in an event
    • Unable to switch between physical and keyboard/controller while in an event
    • No use of power ups after the event has ended and any that are running will turn off
  • Event joining – simplified the process
    • Recurring Events – These are events that have no start time listed. Click on event and select join and portal to that event and you will be un-joined from any other recurring events
    • Scheduled events: (one-time events that are not recurring)
      • If you join 15 minutes before the event start you will portal to the event track
      • If you join a scheduled event earlier than 15 minutes before the start time it will be added to your schedule and 5 minutes before the event start you will portal to the event track
      • If you try to join an event that conflicts with your scheduled events you will get a warning message
  • Event list and menus sized for better overlaps (work in progress)
  • If you join an event, start the warm-up and leave you will receive a DNF
  • Several power ups have been fixed and/or adjusted
    • Comeback Kid – receive 367 watts for 45 seconds or until you catch the person in front of you
    • Underdog – 50 watts for each person who is ahead of you (up to ten people)
    • Tractor Beam – will affect the person behind you in the same lane within 20 bike lengths (34 meters)
    • Inertia is a Hell of a Drug – won’t slow down for 10 seconds
    • One-time power-ups will be available at the start of the event and will disappear after it is used
  • Crash messaging now provides more information and appears in the middle of the game
  • Country Flag’s appear in the Nearby Riders list
  • Audio changes:
    • Unmute mic for 10 seconds using keyboard “insert” key
    • Under the mic icon is a “burn down” bar to show remaining time
    • Mic closes with an audible ding
    • Using the mouse to open the mic is still a permanent action
  • Track Builder
    • Better textures on objects
    • Fixed the duplicate objects bug
    • Fixed the moving objects bug
  • Contact Us live chat fixed

Minor Items

  • Audio/Chat messaging changes:
    • Power-ups deployed are not listed
  • Full screen view
  • Startup:
    • Main menu defaults to open
    • Event list opens automatically
  • Top UI fully hides again
  • Power-up animation for Great Responsibility added
  • Power-up icon for Recovery added
  • AI riders restricted to 25 per event
  • Default speed for Recovery events is set to 33kph

CVRcade Version 0.0.249

Released Monday, March 11th, 2019

Major Items

  • Removed lag from UI metrics updates
  • Added the ability to switch users in game from the main menu (access from the hamburger icon)
  • More improvements to UI behavior
  • Track builder implements main themes and sub themes
  • Mac improvements (also instruct users on the use of the command key when clicking
  • Theme consistent tracks/events
    • Change ride to selected theme preference
    • AI riders conform to track theme
  • Fixed startup issues associated with some machines (typically less powerful)
  • UI control changed to the main menu (access from the hamburger icon)
  • UI bottom bar
    • Added full screen option
    • Added cadence RPM
  • Nearby Riders list changes
    • Power up animations appear to the left of the riders name
    • Removed lap counter
    • Removed country flag
    • Removed posture
  • Event creation
    • Able to select between simple or advanced views
    • Private events can now include the creator
    • Recurring event toggle setting
    • Removed posture and ride configurations
    • Admins or event creators can delete an event from the event list
    • In ride events the creator can assign now assign themselves as the leader or sweeper

Minor Items

  • Power curve equalization tweaks
  • Joining Events – if you join a second event user is “unjoined” from any previous events
  • Added assets for road and mountain bike themes
  • Camera view – free view can be adjusted using mouse or keys W, A, S, and C
  • Fixed a bug that caused the JavaScript errors
  • Main menu (access from the hamburger icon) user has the ability to switch from simple to advanced view

CVRcade Version 0.0.228

Released Monday, February 11th, 2019

Major Items

  • Better UI behavior
    • Not always on top
    • Better handling of focus
    • Alert user that game does not have focus and keyboard input will not work
  • Theme selection - Users who have not selected a theme will be offered a choice of fantasy, road, and mountain bike themes.  Their home worlds and rides will be set accordingly. Later events of the selected theme will rise to the top.
  • Multiple widget configurations supported
    • Pick between multiple widget configurations
    • Create named widget configurations
    • Update, delete and reset named widget configurations
    • Remember resized widgets that will maintain proportional size (when no aspect ratio specified)
    • Provide ability for menu and bottom bar to be hidden (use right-click on the game scene to get the menu back)
    • Six standard widget configuration provides (Group/Race (Default), Bottom Bar Only, Menu Only, Solo, Stream, and Max Nearby Riders)
  • Profile - users can select either a simple or advanced view of their Profile

Minor Items

  • Remember toggle state of menu mini-widget
  • Flash text when closing the menu about right-clicking the game scene to bring back the menu
  • Took away ability to turn off top message (will provide the ability to hide default message later)
  • Adjusted some forms to work properly on 4k screens
  • Refactored Strava connections to make more reliable
  • Fixed bug that caused a crash at event start

CVRcade Version 0.0.221

Released Monday, February 4th, 2019

Major Items

  • Mute works correctly
  • Fixed issue where XP was accumulating too fast
  • Replays Active
  • Support Items Active / Formatted Appropriately
    • Chat
    • FAQ
    • Search
    • Forum
    • Docs
      • Manual (please note: the manual is in a very early stage of development and may not be accurate)
      • Release notes
  • UI was rearranged - audio moved to the left, the menu now has a collapsed view as well as a full view.
  • Scaling of UI forms
  • DNF people who leave an event after warm-up has started (with confirmation)
  • Made it so working directory can be set during installation

Minor Items

  • Fixed issues with lap counts over 9 messing up the formatting of the mini-map
  • Ability to reset widgets to their default positions
  • Changed enable/disable link for the automatic portal out of home world to track of day based on speed to on/off toggle button
  • Ability to delete custom made tracks
  • Various bug fixes (especially around modal dialog)