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Trading Paints Update Notes: June 6, 2023

Steve Luvender · June 6, 2023

Welcome to iRacing’s 2023 Season 3! We’ve made some updates on Trading Paints to coincide with the new iRacing build.

Vehicle updates

It’s a sportscar-heavy build, which is good news for Patrick, our Community Manager.

New vehicles:
  • Added support for iRacing’s new Ligier JS P320

  • Added support for iRacing’s new Cadillac V-Series.R GTP

  • Added support for iRacing’s new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)

Support for AI-Ready Collections has been added for the following cars:
  • Aston Martin DBR9 GT1

  • Cadillac CTS-V Racecar

  • Cadillac V-Series.R GTP

  • Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1

  • Ford GT GT2

  • Ligier JS P320

  • Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)

  • Radical SR10

Name updates:
  • iRacing Formula iR-04 has been renamed to FIA F4

  • Porsche 911 GT3 R has been renamed to [Legacy] Porsche 911 GT3 R


We’ve released a new version of Trading Paints Downloader, which includes numerous fixes and stability improvements.

Among the changes in version 2.1.0 are:

  • AI Collections (iRacing rosters) should now no longer downloaded the empty-folder ghosts of deleted Collections. If you still have deleted Collections visible in your iRacing UI AI Rosters section, you can delete them from your Documents\iRacing\airosters directory—and hopefully they won’t return again.

  • Fixed an issue in Hosted Racing AI sessions where paints from Collections were not downloaded correctly when other drivers joined the session before the host

  • Implemented downloads of spec maps for AI Collections

  • Fixed an issue where the player’s paints wouldn’t load after using iRacing testdrive

  • Fixed an issue where the Re-Download Paints button did not work in AI sessions

  • Data for AI Collections is now compressed and being delivered through a CDN, which should improve speed and reliability of AI rosters and paints

  • Improved program startup speed and reliability

  • Additional crash protection (for the program, not your race cars, sorry), including preventing a crash when updating paints on the Trading Paints website

Paint Builder

You may have noticed Paint Builder has been closed since Monday afternoon for upgrades.

We’ll have an exciting update here soon. In the meantime, Paint Builder won’t be reachable this week.

Reminders: clean up your paint folders and check your settings!

With a new build and new cars, it’s a good time to take a moment and clear out any temporary files that might have accumulated throughout your racing journeys.

To do this, in Windows, navigate to your Documents\iRacing folder and delete the contents of the paint directory. If you’ve got any spare temporary files left behind, they’ll be cleaned up.

Trading Paints Downloader makes an attempt to keep this folder neat and tidy for you, but sometimes files might remain in memory and aren’t deleted right away when you close Trading Paints or iRacing.

Happy painting!

– Steve, Shawn, & Patrick