FM7 Demo FAQ, Release Notes & Known Issues [Updated 11/07/17]

What is in the demo?
The demo features three unique racing experiences in Forza Motorsport 7, showcasing the depth and breadth of the experiences available in the game. Drive the Forza Motorsport 7 cover car – the Porsche 911 GT2 RS – to the brand-new Dubai circuit and experience the thrill of navigating the Jebel Hafeet Pass, one of the most famous driving roads in the world. Or, pilot the massive Mercedes-Benz Tankpool racing truck to victory at the high-speed Mugello circuit in Italy.

For drivers who want the ultimate test, the Nissan NISMO GT-R LM is available for a race at the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit. Here, fans will be challenged to handle the ‘Ring’s complex corners and elevation changes, while also tackling the dynamic track conditions that will make racing in Forza Motorsport 7 so breathtaking. Racing through rainstorms laced with thunder and lightning make for a visual showcase and for a challenge like no other – where dynamic puddles grow and shrink with the intensity of the rain.

How do I download the demo?
On your Xbox One console or PC, go to the Store, search for Forza Motorsport 7 Demo and download the demo. For PC users, make sure your hardware meets at least the low hardware requirements below and your computer is running Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher.

How big is the demo?
Xbox One: 17.6 GB
PC: 22.9 GB

What are the PC hardware requirements?
Resolution: 720p
Framerate: 30 fps
System RAM: 8GB
Intel CPU: i5-750 @ 2.67 GHz
AMD CPU: FX-6300
NV GPU: GT 740 / GTX 650
AMD GPU: R7 250X

Resolution: 1080p
Framerate: 60 fps
System RAM: 8GB
Intel CPU: i5-4460 @ 3.2 GHz
AMD CPU: FX-8350
NV GPU: GTX 670 / GTX 1050 Ti

Ideal (Ultra)
Resolution: 4K
Framerate: 60 fps
System RAM: 16GB
Intel CPU: i7-6700K @ 4 GHz
AMD CPU: Ryzen 7
NV GPU: GTX 1080
AMD GPU: RX Vega 64

Ultrabook (Mobile)
Resolution: 720p
Framerate: 30 fps
System RAM: 8GB
Intel CPU: i5-6200U or better
Integrated GPU: Intel HD 520 or better

What PC peripherals are supported in the demo?
Currently Compatible PC Peripherals

What Xbox peripherals are supported in the demo?
Xbox One Controller
Xbox One Elite Controller
Xbox One S/X Controller
Fanatec ClubSportV2 Wheel
Fanatec ClubSportV1 Wheel
Fanatec CSL Wheel
Fanatec ClubSport V2.5 Wheel
Logitech G920 Wheel
Thrustmaster TX 458 Wheel
Thrustmaster TX Leather Wheel
Thrustmaster 458 Spider Wheel
Thrustmaster TMX Wheel
Thrustmaster TMX Pro Wheel
Thrustmaster TS-Xbox Wheel
Mad Catz Pro Wheel

Is there a benchmark mode in the PC version?
Yes there is. After you launch the game, go to Options and then select Video. While you’re adjusting your video settings, you can press the F key to run benchmark mode. You will load into a race simulation for about 30 seconds. Once complete, you will see the results for your Min FPS, Max FPS and Average FPS.

What video settings should I choose if I have an ultrawide monitor or one that isn’t 16:9?
You will want to go to the in-game video settings and set the resolution to “Native Window Resolution”. Scenes outside of racing will letterbox.

Reporting an Issue
If you experience an issues, please check below in the Known Issues section to see if your issue is listed. If it is not, create a new post in the Tech Support and Help section of the forums.

Release Notes
Today we released the most recent update for the Forza Motorsport 7 demo. This update addresses numerous issues on both the Xbox One and PC versions of the demo, including:
•Launch of the Xbox One X version of the Forza Motorsport 7 Demo.
-Improved graphical fidelity.
-4k assets & 4x shadow resolutions.
-Improved night lighting.
•Fixed an issue causing crashes when a controller was disconnected on specific menu screens.
•Fixed a set of prominent localization issues.

•Fixed corruption showing up when HDR was enabled on AMD graphics cards.
•Miscellaneous shader performance fixes.

•Fixed numerous crashes which contributed to 40% of all crashes hit in the Demo in Retail.
•Fixed numerous issues with force feedback & peripheral functionality.
•Fixed an issue where camera motion effects were not properly disabling.
•Fixed an issue with Porsche handling that was causing drivability issues.
•Fixed an issue with Arabic text being inverted.
•Fixed an issue with Benchmark mode not accurately reporting minimum FPS.
•Enabled Unlocked Framerate & Show FPS as PC features.

Known Issues
PC Issues:
•Players who are running MSI Afterburner and/or RTSS (Riva Tuner Statistics Server) may experience crashes and poor performance when trying to play the demo. While we investigate this, we suggest fully closing MSI Afterburner and RTSS while you play the demo.
•Currently, players cannot change video options during a race. We will be releasing an update in the future that will allow players to change video options mid-race.
•Machines with integrated Intel GPUs may experience initial load times as high as 8 minutes. Please allow the game to load and don’t close the demo. Loading the same track and car again will be significantly quicker. A future update will improve initial load times.
•Machines with integrated Intel GPUs may experience poor performance and/or instability. Players may also experience their game locking up due to overheating. We recommend keeping your device in a well-ventilated area, turning down the screen brightness and checking for driver updates from your device manufactures.
•Machines using a Nvidia GPU with drivers older than June may experience checkerboard-like graphics on screen while driving. We recommend that you update to the latest Nvidia drivers to resolve this issue.
•Benchmark mode may experience long load times or crashes after running the benchmark test.
•Players may experience the track not loading after using consecutive rewinds. If you experience this, please quit the race and start it again.
•When selecting your race, the car names maybe appear off centered or missing depending on the resolution selected. To resolve, adjust your resolution in the video settings of the demo.
•Players won’t experience truly asynchronous display unless they are running the game in full-screen mode and setting the resolution option to “Native Window Resolution”.
•Players may experience graphics not rendering properly when racing. If you experience this, we recommend turning down your in-game video settings.
•Some players may experience performance stutters with G-Sync and high refresh rate monitors. If you are experiencing this, try disabling G-Sync, setting your monitor refresh rate to 60Hz, and using the V-sync enabled option in game. These performance issues will be fixed in a future update.
•We are investigating stutters reported in the PC demo on specific configurations.

Xbox issues:
•Players may experience an audio stutter when exiting the game by pressing B at the main menu.
•Players may be prompted with a controller disconnected message when trying to switch profiles while the demo is launched. If experienced, quit the demo completely and relaunch it.

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