Dangerous Driving

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By 17th July 2019 August 15th, 2019 No Comments

THE ROAD AHEAD FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING

So far we have published 6 main updates, details of which can be seen in the individual blog posts relating to the updates or listed in the FAQ below.

Our most recent update is:

“ROAD RAGE”

This is live now on all platforms.

This patch includes the following:

  • New Mode “Road Rage Online” (read our latest blog post for all the details)
  • HDR10 support for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One S and Xbox One X
  • Online shunt and slam reactions have been tuned to allow more car to car battling and fighting resulting in reduced incidence of one touch Takedowns
  • Fixed issue of Rank occasionally not saving correctly at the end of Online Race
  • Fixed issue of Online Leaderboard occasionally not updating correctly
  • Fixed issue of Online Events being Ranked as a loss due to host quitting online session
  • Fixed issue of Lap not counting due to player crashing on Finish Line
  • Created Option to allow user to select radial blur on or off via the Options Menu
  • Additional HUD and Frontend improvements
  • Improvements to the HUD Message system. The number of messages on screen at any time has been reduced. All messages have been re-prioritised to show the most relevant ones
  • Improvement to the Draw Distance of Headlights of Oncoming Traffic

To be sure never to miss an update consider signing up to our Dangerous Driving Club to get bi-weekly updates via email and a chance to win a free copy of a Three Fields game of your choice.

As is the nature of any software development this roadmap is subject to change – either because of new issues that might emerge or because of the timing of the Certification processes on PlayStation and Xbox One which can delay the Updates arriving to you.

What we can guarantee is that we will be transparent in our communication. Check back for regular updates.

“I’ve found a bug”

“I’ve got a Feature Request”

“When are more updates coming”

“Where is Crash mode”

Whatever your question you’ve come to the right place. Answering your questions is really important to us.

On this page you will find:

  • Our roadmap for the next few months
  • A list of frequently asked questions
  • A list of Known Issues that we are currently investigating

Thank you to all of you in our Dangerous Driving Club and on Reddit who sent us bugs and especially those who filled in a bug report. Please continue to use this method to report issues to us. This is 100% the best way to help us track bugs. If it’s been submitted there you can be confident it is now logged in  our system and will be looked at.

We will continue to update this page regularly so check back for new information.

With thanks from The Three Fields Team

“FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS”

What DLC and update plans are there?

We have, to date, released 5 major updates on all platforms:

“NO CLAIMS BONUS” – focused on Priority fixes

“THIRD PARTY, FIRE & THEFT” – added online play

“FULLY COMP” – focused on Priority fixes, ability to raise the camera on the right stick and much improved collision

“VOLUNTARY EXCESS” – added ability to choose any car/any track in online, made it easy to find games online and more

“HIGH STAKES” – added Elo online ranking system and Vertical Takedowns, multiple bug fixes

We have also released a 6th update on PlayStation 4 – Online games can no longer be launched with only 1 player: VoIP icons more reliable during loading; Fix rare bug where the 2nd part of a Point 2 Point would fail to load.

You can find details of our future Roadmap at the top of this page.

How do I submit a bug report?

If you have found an issue with Dangerous Driving we want to know! Please fill out the form HERE.

However please do check whether it is already listed in the Known Issues list to the right.

Why haven't you replied to my email?

We are a tiny team and due to the volume of emails we are receiving its just not possible for us to answer them all personally. However rest assured that we ARE reading them all.

To those of you writing to say how much you love the game – thank you! We really appreciate all these messages and have been overwhelmed by your support.

If you have a bug to report please use the form HERE

What versions of the game are available and where can I buy?

Digital Version

The digital version is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (via the Epic Games store).

RRP: £24.99 | $29.99 | €29.99

Check out our BUY page for more details

 

Boxed Version

Available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One distributed by Maximum Games. RRP £29.99 | $39.99 | €39.99

What is the VIP Sedan and how do I get it?

The VIP Sedan was a special car we created for digital pre order customers.

It is no longer available.

Can I buy it on PC anywhere other than the Epic Store

We are selling the game via the Humble Store and the store is now live.

We do not have any plans to release the game on Steam or any other store at this time.

Is there a single player progression?

…. Yes and this is what is available now.  FREE online racing DLC is coming soon. For more details on that and all the game modes see our blog post here.

Which events have Platinum medals

The non race events are the ones that have Platinum medals.

These are Survival, Road Rage, Pursuit and Shakedown.

How many cars are there in the game?

There are 27 (28 with the VIP Sedan from the digital pre order).

One (the base Sedan) is open at the start (unless you have a digital pre order in which case you also will have the VIP Sedan at the start) and the rest you unlock through play.

Certain car types are tuned to specific events which you can read about HERE.

Is there multiplayer?

…. Yes and it is live now on all platforms.

There is no local i.e. split screen multiplayer.

Does the game run at 30fps or 60 fps on console?

On the PlayStation4 Pro Dangerous Driving runs at 1080p 60 fps. The base PlayStation runs at 1080p 30 fps

On the Xbox One X Dangerous Driving runs at 1440p 60 fps. The base Xbox One runs at 1080p 30 fps

Is there a platinum trophy?

…. Yes and you can check out the Trophies and Achievements on our blog now.

Which cars count towards the 'Tyre Kicker' and 'Delivery Miles' Trophies/Achievements?

All of the vehicles (excluding the VIP Sedan) count towards the Trophy/Achievement – including the pursuit vehicles.

However we added the supercar cop very late in the development (after we had implemented all the Trophies/Achievements)… as a result you can get the Achievement/Trophy by driving the miles in all but one car (it doesn’t matter which one it is).

What Music is in the Game?

The music in Dangerous Driving is delivered via Spotify. Follow ‘Three Fields’ to see our dream playlist.

We have long believed that racing games shouldn’t have just one soundtrack. Music, especially the music you drive to, is incredibly personal – and changes based on your mood. It would be hard to have just one soundtrack that suited all players in all those moments. (Even if it was possible it would be beyond the budget of an independent developer.)

That’s why we love things like Spotify’s ‘Songs to listen to in the car’, a smart playlist which picks music for you based on the music you already like to listen to – its personal for everybody.

Whilst Spotify has existed on console for a while not everyone remembers to go set it up and also you have to either control it from another device or keep exiting the game to change track etc. Its not integrated.  You’ll be able to authorise it from within the Audio Menu and from then on you’ll be able to control your music from within the game. And the current implementation is, we hope, just the start of a fully featured integration which includes gameplay triggered music!

Currently you’ll need to go out to the Spotify app on the device you’re playing on e.g. PlayStation4 or Xbox / PC to choose the playlist but this is something that we hope to integrate even further in the future. Once the playlist is selected then you can skip tracks forward and back and pause the music in game.

You will need a Spotify Premium account to access this but you can get a 1 month free trial so we highly recommend you check it out.

Follow ‘Three Fields’ to see our dream playlist.

I can't authorize Spotify/Spotify not working

We have created a blog post explaining the steps. Please check it out HERE.

Is there Steering Wheel Support?

No we do not currently have steering wheel support. It is something we are looking at but as we are a very small team we are currently all focussed on making the online play. Check back here for more updates.

How do I do well in Heatwave events?

Our advice is to be sure you are using a Tuned car which you will need to unlock by doing other events (the ticker tells you which).

Tuned cars are best for Heatwave as they earn, burn and chain boost quicker and you get a 2mph speed increase for every successful chain.

See our blog post about the Vehicles for more info on this.

Is Traffic Checking in the game?

Traffic checking is not a feature in the game. Traffic is fatal.

Note: we have seen cases of you not crashing when you should and this is being fixed in the ‘Fully Comp’ update

Where is 'Crash``?

We already made two games in this genre – Danger Zone and Danger Zone 2. Check out the other pages of this web site for more info.

KNOWN ISSUES

Below you will find a list of the most reported Known Issues and their current status. This list is not exhaustive. If a bug you reported is not listed it is likely that it is currently being verified.

[Missing VIP Sedan on Xbox] We know that the Microsoft fix for the VIP Sedan did not work so we are investigating with them now – sincere apologies for the delay.

[Gameplay] Players have reported that the in-world/real life road accessories are confusing as often the arrows point the wrong way for the race. Status: A Fix is planned for a future update.

[Very short Leaderboard entries] There was a bug where players could get an unfeasibly short time and go to the top of the leaderboards. We have fixed this bug so no new rogue entries will appear and we are working with Sony and Microsoft to establish how to best clear off the invalid times.

[Traffic driving both ways] Traffic driving both ways on the split road sections. Status: Investigating

[Pausing the game while using the look back camera] – after resuming the game, the rear camera locks. Status: Investigating

 

Bugs that have been reported that are not currently in our roadmap to fix:

[Road Rage AI stops spawning] – this appears to happen very rarely. It remains on our backlog until we can reliably recreate it.

[Tunnel stutter]Players may experience brief 1 second stutters in the connecting tunnels on the 9 Point to Point tracks on all platforms. This occurs because a new level is being loaded in.  Status: We have upgraded to the latest Unreal Engine 4.22 and unfortunately it has not yielded the results we had hoped for. A rewrite of the streaming system is required which is not feasible to do for this game.

[Disk installation] The first pressing of the Xbox One Disk Version auto installs Danger Zone 2 to begin with, not Dangerous Driving – This appears to have been a problem incurred during the manufacturing process of the disk so unfortunately we have no control over it.  Status: Fixed for later Disks. The workaround for those affected is you must pause the Danger Zone 2 install & then you will be able to install Dangerous Driving.

[PlayStation4 Leaderboards not updating] Players have reported that their Leaderboards are not updating on PS4. Status: This has not been verified as a bug. It can take Sony’s servers around 10-20 minutes to update. Check back again later and you should see it has updated.

If you’re seeing an issue not on this list please submit a bug report HERE and we will take a look. Thank you.