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Prej
12-06-2015, 11:20
Found a new feature with the recent patch.

During career mode in Monza, when trying to end the qualifying session, I get an endless "Simulating Session" splash screen.

Killing the Project Cars process tree seems to be a good way to bring the simulation to an end, though. :barbershop_quartet_

Ischemica
12-06-2015, 15:27
I had a similar problem until I cleaned my registry with CCCleaner. Loads as before now, might work?

PlaysK
12-06-2015, 18:41
Same happened to me : Bathrust / Continental GT3. Unable to simulate session during Qualifying after patch 1.4.
I had to kill Pcars64.exe
I tried 2 times. Same symptoms.

PS : Thanks for this game !

Prej
12-06-2015, 22:30
I had a similar problem until I cleaned my registry with CCCleaner. Loads as before now, might work?

Indeed, this did surprisingly help. Thanks! :afro:

Roger Prynne
12-06-2015, 22:40
I had a similar problem until I cleaned my registry with CCCleaner. Loads as before now, might work?


Indeed, this did surprisingly help. Thanks! :afro:

Interesting... let us know if this is a permanent fix for you or if it happens again.

PlaysK
13-06-2015, 10:01
FYI, CCleaner + Defrag fixed it for me too. :)
Thanks for the tips.

Disposable_Hero
13-06-2015, 10:44
That is weird, i don't have any dedicated registry keys for Project CARS on my machine.
Normally, they are either stored in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE or in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE.
Even the steam id for Project CARS, 234630, doesn't have any special keys except an "installed" flag.

Tomahawx
13-06-2015, 10:49
Exactly the same problem, stuck on simulation loading screen having tried to "skip to end" of qualifying.
(Playstation 4 with Thrustmaster T 300 RS wheel)

N0body Of The Goat
13-06-2015, 14:06
FYI, CCleaner + Defrag fixed it for me too. :)
Thanks for the tips.

I'd love specific info on what you and others are doing with CCleaner, which appears to magically fix pCARS. ;)

Disposable_Hero
13-06-2015, 14:27
I'd love specific info on what you and others are doing with CCleaner, which appears to magically fix pCARS. ;)
Placebo effect:)

Pr3t3nd3r
13-06-2015, 16:50
Placebo effect:)

Most likely yes :D

satco1066
13-06-2015, 22:05
same in
Careermode
M1 Historic GT4 in Bathurst.

Dude68
14-06-2015, 03:27
I've had same issue since patch 1.4.

But I was able to back out within game. Under the Simulating Session haze the menu is still accessible you can quit the session and start again.

My faith is being eroded.

Prej
14-06-2015, 09:54
Hmm, before using CCleaner, got the endless stopwatch every goddamn time.

After using CCleaner, never got it again.

Can't see much of a "placebo effect" or magic here.

PlaysK
14-06-2015, 13:49
I'd love specific info on what you and others are doing with CCleaner, which appears to magically fix pCARS. ;)

First I cleared cache informations, temp files.
Then I cleaned my registry.

If there is no specific registry hives I suspect something wrong with temp files used by Project Cars.

I really don't believe it's a placebo effect. Same track, same car, same condition and same error.
The qualifying clock was just stopped with the "simulating session clock watch" on the foreground.
Running CCleaner with the default settings corrects this problem.

A temp file created before 1.4 patch maybe.

mgnoodle
14-06-2015, 13:50
I have the same problem. M1 challenge, After four attempts the track loads. Qualify, simulate session, game hangs and forced to restart the game.

Nothing in dbgsession folder either.

Running i5 4690K, 8gig HyperX savage ram, MSI GTX970

Mudman
14-06-2015, 14:20
Same problem here. Since 1.4 i can't jump to the end of qualifying, it always hangs (single player quick race). Sound loops and I can only kill the pcars process in task manager. Tried cccleaner, didn't change anything for me.

Roger Prynne
14-06-2015, 16:19
How have you guys got your pagefile set up as pCARS uses a lot of that for storing stuff.
I have mine set as a custom size for Initial and Maximum, generally 1 1/2 to 2x your physical memory, this way it doesn't get fragged.

Just a thought.

207734

Pr3t3nd3r
14-06-2015, 16:30
How have you guys got your pagefile set up as pCARS uses a lot of that for storing stuff.
I have mine set as a custom size for Initial and Maximum, generally 1 1/2 to 2x your physical memory, this way it doesn't get fragged.

Just a thought.

207734

Hot to do that? oO

EDIT: Google is my best friend I guess :D I did it and will see what will happen :)

jimmyb_84
16-06-2015, 20:46
I've been stuck on simulate session

Porsche German cup, Nuremberg ring. Tried simulate session on Q1 been stuck twice now.

edit *PS4*

Boogaboo
16-06-2015, 23:35
Same issue here guys...what CC program did u use?

Valekideam
17-06-2015, 00:15
I have the same issue, downloaded CCleaner and cleaned register 3x and still had this problem, by the way its not 100% of qualifies, after 4 or 5 attempts I simulated the rest of qualify without problems.
I was at MT. Panorama at LMP1 league. Carrer mode.

This is what was on my dbgSession:

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//========================================================================

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[Title] : Project CARS
[Build] : SMSARI.20150612.1026.BLDA000
[Platform] : PC
[Config] : Gold
[GoldVer] : Publish
[ExeBit] : 64
[Bootup Date] : 16/06/2015
[Bootup Time] : 02:49:23
[Exe Stamp] : Fri Jun 12 06:45:18 2015


[Msg] : eHashErrorEntryNotFound was returned!

//========================================================================
// Physical Memory Report
//========================================================================

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Nats
30-07-2015, 21:27
Are there any signs of a fix in the works for this? Happened to me loads recently.

Ronnie Peterson
28-08-2015, 20:03
Simulating a session has never worked for me in any race on any track with any car. I still try it every now and again to see if it has been fixed but to date it still does not work and so I use the speed up time option if I need to end a session early. Not a game killer for me but a fix would be good but not before the multiple car set up per track saving option is sorted because this is proving a game killer.