11 February 2011 brought the v1.06 update to the Gran Turismo 5 software.

Major Features[edit | edit source]

1.06 was the most significant update so far. It brought:

  • Remote Racing
On the bottom left of the GT Mode - Community screen, Remote Races have been added.
You can combine the "My Driver" of you and your friends to start a fully automatic B-Spec race, to gain rewards and experience.
For details please see section 8-4 Remote Races in the Manual accessible from the top menu and also the new "Remote Race" page in the GT5 product information section on gran-tursimo.com.
  • Remote Racing from a Web Browser
For Remote Races, you can visit the official "gran-turismo.com" website using an internet web browser, and remotely operate your PS3® at home. You can start races, monitor its progress and check the results from the web site. This is a new playing style allowing you to play Gran Turismo anywhere!
Sign in from the GT5 My Home button on the upper right of the webpage to get started.
  • Using the Course Maker in Online Races
You can now select the "My Tracks" created in Course Maker for your online races (Open Lobby, My Lounge), or even race on tracks automatically generated from a selected theme on the spot. (Please note you'll only be able to use My Courses created after this update in this way.)
We've now introduced Performance Points (PP), a numerical index of a car's performance for online races. You can set PP restrictions in the regulations of online races (Open Lobby, My Lounge) to regulate the participating cars.
For details, see 6-15: Performance Points in the Manual accessible from the top menu screen.
  • Increased Rewards and Experience Online
The amount of rewards and experience gained from online racing (Open Lobby and My Lounge) have been increased.
  • Expansion of Event Settings for Online Races
Auto Race Start Cycle and Tyre/Fuel Depletion have been added to the event settings of online races (Open Lobby, My Lounge).
  • Increased Penalties for Special Events
The penalties for improper driving such as driving off course and hitting walls have been increased for the Special Events in GT Mode - GT Life.
  • Event Rewards and Experience Adjusted
The rewards and experience for Licence and Special Events of GT Mode - GT Life have been adjusted. Experience for A-Spec and B-Spec events have been increased, while rewards have been reduced back down to levels seen before the 1.05 update.
  • Car Loan in Events
In A-Spec and B-Spec events in GT Mode - GT Life, as well as when participating in Special Events, you can now rent cars that your Friends have set to share with friends.
For details see 6-16 Borrowing and Lending Cars in the Manual accessible from the top menu screen.
  • Settings
Individual gear adjustment, power limiters, and weight adjustment have been added to the settings. For details see 15. Settings Guide in the Manual accessible from the top menu screen.
  • Multi Monitor
From Options - Hardware - Multi Monitor, you can now set multi-monitor display settings using multiple PS3™ systems.
You can now enjoy Gran Turismo 5 in an incredibly wide display environment combining multiple PS3™ systems and TV's/monitors.

For details please see the support section on gran-turismo.com.

  • Settings Changes
    • It is now possible to replay and save 2 Player Races.
    • Controller Steering Sensitivity has been added to Driving Options.
    • Corner Camber has been added to the section settings of the Course Maker.
    • In A Spec events including endurance races, a confirmation prompt has been added before restarting a race from the beginning.
    • In replays, B Spec and while watching races, you can now change viewing targets directly from the screen without having to use a separate window list.
    • User selected background music can now be used when voice chat is disabled in a Lounge.
    • Cars in your garage that are not registered as 'Favorites' can now be used in a Lounge.
    • When a tyre restriction is enabled in a Lounge regulation, only cars having tyres that match the regulation will be displayed in the garage.
    • Driver and car display selections during races will be saved.
    • It is now possible to perform settings for karts in the Quick Menu.
    • It is now possible to select multiple items in some major screens, such as when selecting the on/off of favourites in the Garage.
  • AI Adjustment
    • Race choreography and opponent car AI controls for licence tests and A Spec events have been adjusted.
    • Opponent car AI controls during B Spec races have been improved.
    • The evasive manoeuvres of opponent cars when a players car blocks the track has been improved.
  • Correction of Issues
    • Corrected an issue where it was possible to gain points unfairly in drift trials.
    • Corrected an issue where it was not possible to view the 4th sector in the live monitor.
    • Corrected an issue where the sound would not change when replacing the exhaust system or turbo kit.
    • Corrected an issue where the save data becomes unable to load when exceeding a certain file size.

  • Other Changes
    • A searchable item called Race Type has been added during room creation in the Open Lobby.
    • The lap times for the Sebastien Vettel X Challenge in Special Events have been adjusted.
    • Game save speed has been optimised.
    • The HDD access warning message that was displayed at game startup has been disabled for faster startup.
    • The background of car demos during an "Auto Demo" is now displayed randomly in 4 types (Morning/Day/Night/White) as is in the Dealership.
    • The "S-AWC" integrated four wheel drive system of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X has been adjusted.
    • The Feedback Strength of the Thrustmaster T500RS can now be adjusted across a wider range.
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