NASCAR The Game 2011 News Post

We’re pleased to announce that we will soon be releasing Patch #3 for NASCAR The Game 2011. The patch has already successfully passed our internal testing procedure and has now gone into full test with Activision. Once this is completed the patch will be submitted to Microsoft & Sony for approval.

You can find complete lists of the Fixes and Improvements included in Patch 3 below. Most noticeable amongst these fixes are the Loose Glitch & Online Surging, as they’ve come to be known.

  • Xbox 360 - The car randomly loses rear end grip whilst playing online (Loose Glitch).
  • After a severe spin, the car lacks rear end grip and makes it feel very loose.
  • During online races, particularly on the Superspeedways, player’s cars can surge backward and forward making it impossible to bump draft. (Online Surging)
  • Online - On the initial rolling start, the formation can be incorrectly spaced.
  • During an online caution when the ‘NASCAR Sprint Cup’ transition screen is displayed sometimes your car can get damaged.
  • Caution lights can be inversed for Texas, Talladega and Watkins Glen i.e. yellow when there isn’t a Caution and green when there is a Caution.
  • Under Caution players cars drive through the Pace Car
  • Xbox 360 - Incompatible NAT types will not be allowed in to the same lobbies. Players will be given a message informing them that there is a problem and detail their NAT type. This will stop the players being booted from the game when the lobby count reaches zero. The PS3 handles this already.
  • Under certain conditions, super quick lap times are posted to the leaderboard.
  • Leaderboard times are not shown correctly in the Lobby.
  • The game sometime freezes on the loading screen when launching an online game.
  • ‘Players Still Racing’ message can sometimes be seen in the Lobby even though all players have finished racing.
  • PS3 Paint Booth freezes.
  • In a Lobby, when muting and un-muting players, the cursor can be out of sync with who gets muted.
  • When pitting during an online game, the windscreen tear off doesn’t work.
  • The car should not go in to reverse gear now unless it is stationary.
  • Xbox 360 - Race Invites stop working under certain conditions.
  • After leaving a lobby and then selecting Quick Race the game can sometimes soft lock.
  • Veto track shows incorrect amount of players in the lobby.
  • Online – Sometimes players can be racing on a different track to others in the game due to a veto issue.
  • Online, cars sometimes don’t appear in the Proximity Radar.
  • Changing Race Pins stopped working with the 2011 Season Update DLC.
  • PS3 – Online, the game will not start until all paint scheme data has been transferred to all players. When the lobby count reaches zero, the game informs the players this is happening using the lobby status message next to the lobby count.
  • A.I. Bunching up and brake checking, which can result in collisions between the A.I. cars, has been improved.
  • Lobby counter will no longer add time whenever a player joins the lobby.
  • When searching for an online game, the status text reads “Loading”. There are now three different states “Searching”, “Joining” and “Creating”.
  • Quick Race default race length setting changed from 2% to 5%.

Source - Official NASCAR The Game 2011 website

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Member Comments
# 1 Lieutenant Dan @ 11/04/11 10:22 AM
Thank you for posting that, Brew. That's a pretty extensive patch! I was not expecting a 3rd...they DO seem intent on trying hard to get things right. We'll see how 12 shapes up.
# 2 Brew @ 11/04/11 10:28 AM
Originally Posted by Lieutenant Dan
Thank you for posting that, Brew. That's a pretty extensive patch! I was not expecting a 3rd...they DO seem intent on trying hard to get things right. We'll see how 12 shapes up.
I wasnt expecting one either. I'll give it a try once it comes out.
The game is beyond bad in its current state but the driving model(though worse after patch 2) is better IMO than anything EA put out and if they can fix all the online issues, the AI brake checking out of corners and PS3 paint booth freezing I will definitely play it again.
# 3 Lieutenant Dan @ 11/04/11 10:30 AM
Yes, the AI brake-checking thing...if that's really fixed, that will make offline much much better.

If the listed online issues are really fixed (or GREATLY improved) then that would revive this one for me for some online racin
# 4 Dazraz @ 11/05/11 01:06 PM
Suprised that this game is still getting worked on. Good to see, but could this possibly mean there will be no new game in 2012?
I'm pretty much done with the current game. The race engine is so flawed. The developers really need to go back to the drawing board. Would like to see more presentation sequences too, & guys let's have the presentation elements in all modes not just the unimaginative career mode.
# 5 Fuzznuts @ 11/09/11 06:10 AM
I had put this game on the way back shelf months ago but i see the three new patches. Has that improved the online races at all or is it still a mess?

Willing to give it a shot as I love racing at Talledega and Daytona online but it was really bad for a long time after release.

At this point i'd rather just stay on Forza 4 and do oval racing on Sunset & Indy.

Thanks all.
# 6 Brew @ 11/09/11 06:36 AM
So do I get an extra point added to my overall for beating OS to posting the news?
Or at least give me pro status instead of that Rookie under my name.
Thats a Pro move, aint it? LOL!
They even updated the OP with pics and all the info!

# 7 BurghFan @ 11/16/11 07:20 PM
So they're not going to fix cautions still coming out even when cautions are turned off?? Of all the tings, that is the one thing that irks me the most. Getting a caution when cautions are supposed to be turned off irritates me to no end :

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