Codemasters are not letting up on the F1 2012 bug fixes, tonight will see patch 5 hit Steam and with it a number of design changes as well as some much needed fixes.
Changes include a more lenient penalty system, changes to the weather system, and a number of bug fixes.
The new update addresses the following issues:
- Reduced the likelihood of the player getting a penalty when involved in a collision with an AI car.
- Further reduced the chance of rain for all tracks and greatly reduced it for Sakhir (Bahrain).
- Fixed Catalunya so that it’s no longer possible to cut corners to gain an advantage. The PC Catalunya Time Trial Leaderboard will be reset after the patch goes live, this will either be done Friday evening or Monday morning (UK time).
- Fixed an issue where the engine could be damaged or destroyed when using a flashback.
- Reverted the changes to the force feedback from patch 4. While this improved some wheels, it was to the detriment of others.
- Added an option to delete profiles.
As per usual Steam users will get the fixes first with an update to consoles coming later once Microsoft and Sony are done dragging their heals.
You can find the full F1 2012 patch 5 thread over on the Codemasters forums.