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Mar 1

  • dreadnaut
    Happy birthday Heretic! ๐ŸŽ‚
  • Cas
    Hey, happy birthday, Heretic!!!! Oh, and I'm pleased to announce that the first race of this season in RACE FOR KICKS has just started!!! Hope to see you there, guys! http://dimioca.com/r4k :smiley:
  • arturbmallmann
    Tank you, cas!
  • Cas
    Hey, Artur! Will you post a replay here? Also, it'd be nice to see you around in R4K too :cheesy:
  • Heretic
    What, My birthday is March 5th... I dont know what happened with my registration here
  • Heretic
    but my thanks to those who have advanced ... hahaha
  • Heretic
    if any moderator can correct my registration, I thank you
  • Cas
    Oh! Can that be edited? Maybe with the changes Dreadnaut recently made, it's possible, but I haven't checked. Anyway, guys: remember to participate in R4K :cheesy:
  • Overdrijf
    There's our turn-card, another car in the lead!

Mar 2

  • What a start!

    The cars are fast, the tracks are busy, and Season 2019 is off with bang! We are already two-third through the second race, and I have quite a few pieces of news for this column!

    New rules and cars

    First of all, the rules for this season have a small change around the car bonus coefficients. After a deep forum discussion, we decided to bring the car bonuses closer together, and reduce the speed at which they change. It's an experiment to see if we can make finding the right car more uncertain and fun. And from this first two races, it seems to be working!

    The yearly car rotation brings to the track the Ferrari F40, the Ford Ranger (all the rage on ZCT211), and a bunch of Overdrijf's productions: the SuperKart, and the Audi Quattro and BMW M3 from the recently released DTM pack.

    New and old faces

    We have new cars, but also a small pack of recent additions to the scoreboard: Heretic, who joined us at the end of last year, fx_undertaker from Canada, sd4000 from Germany, and Stan 286XT, who plays on original hardware. Hey, there's enough people for a new team there!

    We also saw Marco very high up on the scoreboard! He seems to have conceded the GAR throne, but he's already working hard for the championship. Also Usrin is whizzing around the current track, which means that Looping Warriors has a full roster again. The team championship is going to be hot this year :-)

    Got grip?

    Stick to the road in Cas' OWOOT event, Race 4 Kicks, which is back for the third season. The first track is just out! And trust me, it's a good one, with evil corks and tricky jumps. So go and sign up there as well: the scoreboard is open to both RH and NoRH laps, and Cas is guaranteed to bring you interesting tracks.

    Around the forum

    Come join us for one of our rare Le Stunts events, where we meet on the website chat and take part in endurance races 12 minutes long. It makes for tough, adrenaline-filled driving! We are currently planning the date (and time) for the next one, are you in?

    If you feel like racing now, instead, you could take our Default Challenge, a five-lap test on the DEFAULT track that comes with Stunts. Fast racing against the clock, but mainly yourselfโ€”nerves of steel required.

    If instead you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend, check the strange Car Cards project that started in the last days. Open your favourite graphics software and send us your experiments!

  • dreadnaut
    @Heretic Birthday updated!
  • dreadnaut
    But I think I'm correct saying Happy Birthday to doxbox92 today! :smiley:
  • Heretic
    @dreadnaut Thanks!!
  • Cas
    Happy Birthday, Doxbox92!
  • Cas
    Guys, anyone has a good idea on how I can drive using my left hand for the arrow keys? Thing is I've got my right hand middle finger hurt and it's precisely the one that's receive the most stress when driving. I wouldn't want to drive automatic, if there's any option.

Mar 3

  • dreadnaut
    In DosBox, Ctrl-F1 gives you access to a keyboard remapping screen. With that you could switch the game to WASD controls on the left maybe?
  • dreadnaut
    See https://www.dosbox.com/DOSBoxManual.html#KeyMapper
  • Cas
    Ah! Thank you! I kind of knew that one but it seems I had always been using it wrong so it didn't work. After reading the manual, I've got it working :cheesy: I just mapped the space-bar to the keypad "+", so now I can raise the gear with the plus and lower it with Enter.
  • Marco
    Stunts played at pro level destroy fingers :smiley:
  • afullo
    You were supposed to throw oranges today... :tongue:

Mar 4

  • Marco
    And i did :smiley: ... well to be honest , I m one of the few Eporediesi that never thrown oranges but my son was involved and, anyway , the carnival days here are something incredible. Our Carnival is very strong, infact yesterday evening i was destroied and i relaxed on Stunts keeping the first position again against Seeker the best Gar Racer in the World. With some more experience, I think he can become one of the best in the main championship too. Seeker you would have to watch all the previous races of this site to discover any kind of secrets (I never did that, no time)
  • Seeker1982
    This was the reason I didn't send in my RH-times at first - now I have to beat a ridiculous fast time. Well, at first I have this Ranger-time for a small improvement of my RH-time
  • Marco
    Hi Seeker, you are very close ... I would like to have a fast GAR challenge with you and with the Lancia Delta. These could be the rules: One of us creates a Track, then send it to the opponent for a little edit correction as a turn or something else and send it back in 15 minutes. This prevent the circuit maker to trick and use an old circuit where he had already set some records. Then we start and in only 30 minutes we must send each other our laptime record with GAR RULES. We can manage it on my facebook page Marco Plays Dos Games if you want.
  • Seeker1982
    Sorry Marco not enough time or nerves for that - I have enough "work" at hand beating your RH-time. Besides I can't even rembember the last time I made a new track in Stunts. Also, I'm writing a english translation of my Super-Guide for TDU1 (Test drive unlimited; a SimCarde-Racing-Game)

Mar 5

  • Marco
    Hi Seeker, if you have still not a fastest lap than 1:34 ... I suggest you to do not waste life time trying to overtake me on RH. Life is short
  • Overdrijf
    Congratulations Heretic!

Mar 6

  • Heretic
    My birthday was correct now :p Thanks @Overdrijf
  • Seeker1982
    @Marco I hope your alright, as said I'm sorry but atm I have quite a lot to do, and I to race to my best abilities in my first race as non-newbie and team-member. Perhaps we can do a similar event like you proposed in the first days of the next zak competition race, but in the last days of this - for me special - event doesn't work. And btw: I don't consider racing as wasting my life, you have no idea how long and intense I was into Test Drive Unlimited 1 - especial during the summer of 2008, where I even injured my hands/fingers due to the hours of Steering Wheel clamping etc :cheesy:

Mar 7

Mar 8

  • dreadnaut
    So you are aware: I'm away this weekend, so the track update will probably be delayed to Monday!

Mar 9

  • Marco
    If I install the SpeedGate rev.3 by Mark Rivers I receive an error "check file" searching that car on Stunts
  • afullo
    Is the car for the same version of your Stunts (1.1 Broderbund I guess) ?
  • Marco
    I downloaded Stunts Zak 2019
  • Marco
    Leo, enter at least the top ten please :smiley: . My gar lap is 10 seconds faster than your RH lap . How this could be possible ? :smiley:)) I'm going live on my FB channel , maybe I try the MErcedes car but I want to recover the SpeedGate, it was amazing
  • afullo
    Ok. Is it possible that only one file of the car is seen, due to the 255 files in the Stunts folder limit? Try to move some old replays or tracks.
  • Duplode
    @Marco Rename the CARGATE2.RES file to CARGATE.RES . I must have messed up that file name before uploading it to the Southern Cross site. I will fix that for good later tonight...
  • Marco
    Thanks Duplode... that s great
  • afullo
    A wild PAULISTA appear! :smiley:
  • Duplode
    Thanks for making me notice the site bug, Marco :smiley:
  • arturbmallmann
    I started to late. here is my thing heheheh

Mar 10

  • dreadnaut
    Public replays published, everything else in Monday!
  • dreadnaut
    Sorry, I meant "quiet" :smiley:
  • Overdrijf
    I feel kind of good now, I predicted to Dreadnaut that under 2 minutes real time should be possible here with the faster usable cars.
  • Duplode
    A podium place and not too wide a gap with the alternative car is a fairly decent outcome, I guess. Congratulations, Marco and Seeker!
  • Marco
    OH NOOO , DUPLODE AGAINNNN !!! Congratulation to all. I was right thinking to do not understimate too much this race but it was anyway a surprise to see Seeker so close . Well Biker and Duplode could be much faster than me racing seriously and with the same car. Seeker 1 second gap, it's enough to do not be too much sad,you must know that I lost my possible first winning race by 0.00.05 to Akoos Poo :smiley:) .
  • Marco
    Hey Dup, you uploaded the quiet ath the last minutes ... this let me think that you don't thrust in the quiet :smiley:))
  • Overdrijf
    O, and I'm totally forgetting to do my happy dance... As far as I know this is the first time I've gotten a leading time bonus! Thanks for defending Marco!

Mar 11

  • Marco
    Hi Dread, it seems that the LTB points of the 211 were not calculated in the season scoreboard
  • Marco
    What does "Real" mean , last column of the season standings ?
  • afullo
    "Real" is the real score, sum of the best 9 races. On the other hand, "Sum" considers all 12, but the three worst results are meant not to count.
  • Overdrijf
    LTB is added manually Marco, so later today.
  • dreadnaut
    Scoreboard amended :shocked: Stan's replay had a 2'42" penalty, which was only partially applied. I suppose the form is not made to accept for minutes of penalty, so that was not clear. I have updated his result. c211sta.png Motig's replay also suffers from a high penalty, but it was entered correctly, thanks! :smiley:
  • dreadnaut
    Other than that, congratulations to Marco, Seeker1982, and Duplode! Have a look at their replays for three different endings.
  • dreadnaut
    And the new track is ready! ๐Ÿ
  • Overdrijf
    Nice track, lots of tight corners and short jumps.
  • dreadnaut
    Uhm, I might have over-bonussed the Carrera though :smiley:

Mar 12

  • Duplode
    It does look like a good Carrera track, anyway.
  • Marco
    I love short tracks, thanks Dread
  • FinRok
    @Marco I love too! :cheesy: thanks
  • FinRok
    I mean thanks, Dread for the nice short track
  • Marco
    Ok...competiton at super frustrating level now. With 2 world Champions.
  • Heretic
    Nice track!
  • dreadnaut
    Marco behind me on the GAR scoreboard? What have I done :shocked: Must take a screenshot, then double check that my replay is valid.

Mar 13

  • Heretic
    I did not believe it would be a good lap (after 20+ attempts), I believe it's still possible to save a few seconds. C'mon @Marco and @dreadnaut, you guys are faster than me.
  • Heretic
    Can the GAR specialists see my replay and tell if a maneuver I've made is valid? After a jump between bridges (on 1:10), comes a very tight curve, and I "entered" the wall but kept two wheels on the track ... I do not know if this is valid
  • Marco
    @Heretic and @Dread, my friends, well yesterday I did a live video on my FB page to present this new circuit. I did some GAR trials and then i showed how to upload the replay on this site. As soon as I will return on the track I will put you behind my tail !!! :smiley:)) Joking aside, where is Seeker ? I think he can run 10 seconds better than us , he is a machine on GAR.
  • Marco
    @FinRok aka Risto ... you were retired !!! What are you doing here again :huh?: You have already won a championship, go away !!! :smiley:))) For My point of view, Risto is one of the very incredible faster and visionary racer in the world. After very few races, He was able to compete at the same level with Dup . He didn't receive the deserved celebration in 2017 in my opinion for the Championship. I received much more when I won my first race as the 20th winner ever in the Zak site history. :smiley:)) What a return, 10 seconds faster just as an aperitive.
  • Heretic
    @Marco Can you post your facebook link?
  • Marco
    Search for Marco Plays Dos Games
  • Seeker1982
    Hello and welcome back all, Here's the first lap I successfully completed according to GAR-rules Thing I like to add the I hate the Porsche 911 Carrera 4, but when I look at the bonus board I don't think one got another competetive choice
  • arturbmallmann
    Agreed. Really beautiful track.
  • Marco
    I said 10 seconds, he did 7 seconds just to start :smiley:)) I think I can run 3 , 4 seconds slower than him. My fingers are beginning to show problems. Sometime I think if this has some sense. I retired because of this reason, and after resolved, I returned to do the same. The problem start from the 4th finger of the right hand due to too much repetitive pressure on right turns.
  • Marco
    Main problem is that my great friend Risto entered the main Championship because he doesn't want that I overtake him in the ladder of the victories. He would never permit that. :smiley:)) So bad ... I cannot keep fight against him , I would destroy my arms both. He has a much stronger body
  • Seeker1982
    now there's a 10sec gap in GAR :cheesy: - very close but I think it's valid
  • Marco
    It s super valid ... how could you enter in a turn ramp in Gar as you did ? Monster
  • dreadnaut
    @Marco, if you are using DosBox, you could try to remap the keys (Ctrl-F1) and see if you can find a more comfortable configuration.
  • Marco
    I need a more comfortable and young hand
  • Marco
    bye bye 2 ltb points
  • Overdrijf
    You know, that's actually a good idea. I'll try remapping my A and S keys to solve my minor keyboard ghosting issues...
  • Seeker1982
    in the main comp i managed almost the same line as FinRock, but still am ~8sec slower - wtf?

Mar 14

  • Marco
    I'm too old and you are too young to keep fight against Risto. Take your time to study his replays and learn by him . Don't try to win him now, it's too early. :smiley:
  • dreadnaut
    The next live race is on Sunday 17th. Come and join us! Live Races 2019 ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ

Mar 15

  • CTG
    b*ff
  • CTG
    Helmut?
  • CTG
    use auto trm instead
  • CTG
    If you have a 55+ s replay at the end, you don't stand a chance.

Mar 16

  • Cas
    There goes my first!
  • Marco
    Cth my friend, why don t you finish Knight Rider... don t see the moment, remember it could reach 400 mph
  • Duplode
    This time I'm getting at least one GAR lap in...
  • Overdrijf
    KITT is so fast it can break the hard coded speed limit?
  • Heretic
    I'm a little frustrated now. The track is fun but requires skills that I still do not have ... There's no way to compete
  • dreadnaut
    Yes, competition ramped up really fast on this track :sad: You can look at the public replays, but driving at the same level is not easy. Maybe CTG, FinRok, and Seeker could share some of their experience :tongue:
  • dreadnaut
    One thing you can notice from CTG's replay is that on grass, the Porsche slides faster than it rides straight, and it's not too difficult to recover from a sliding turn by reversing the steering.
  • dreadnaut
    And if you put that in practice... it's worth about two seconds apparently.
  • Seeker1982
    I can do whatever I try - the C4 always slides after mid-air turning and won't stop sliding despite reversing the steering etc - I loose a LOT of time due to this :sad:
  • Seeker1982
    since I'm stuck at the main comp I improved my GAR-time to the first driven sub 1:50 in the Carrera 4 - I already managed a driven 1:47 in the Carrera 4 but it wasn't completly legit to the GAR-rules

Mar 17

  • Stan 286XT
    Whot is Diff
  • afullo
    Thw difference between your corrected time and the corrected time of the racer in first place.
  • dreadnaut
    Live race running tonight, join us at 20:00 GMT. Sunrise / Sundown (2019-03-17)
  • Marco
    How it works? Main rules , how much time and where to download the track
  • Duplode
    The track is in the race post (though a slightly modified version will be published just before the race to invalidate old replays). The rules are here: Le Stunts endurance racing
  • Marco
    thaks Dup , i don't understand the rules ... how can demosstrate to have run you several laps in 8 minutes ? ... saving thousand replays ?
  • Overdrijf
    Save one replay that's 8 minutes long. The track is designed with the finish on a side track, so you can keep running for multiple laps.
  • Marco
    Ah ok , i didn t see the circuits yet. Thanks
  • Marco
    In 12 minutes right, how to demonstrate that you staied inside 12 minute
  • Duplode
    @Marco: Post timestamps -- more specifically, the difference between the time of the "Go!" message in the chat room and the time of your forum post with the replay. That means you have not only to drive, but also save and post the replay within the 12 minutes, so plan accordingly.
  • Marco
    Ok so inside the 12 minutes you must upload your replay... I don't know if i will be able :smiley:
  • dreadnaut
    You can attach the replay on the Forum when you write a message, it's quite fast!
  • Duplode
    It is a good idea disable the new replies warning in the options of your forum profile (Profile >> Modify Profile >> Look and Layout >> Turn on "Don't warn on new replies made while posting"), so that you don't risk having to resubmit the post.
  • Marco
    last question, at the last lap you must pas from the finish line or it's not mandatory ?
  • dreadnaut
    No, just keep driving until 8 minutes of replay time (and less than 12m real time) and then send it!
  • Marco
    ok ... my turn on "Don't warn... is already disabled. I never used this forum so much ... so i' m not very confident. I will try to race live on my channel, can I share site and forum live on my channel ?
  • Marco
    ok ... my turn on "Don't warn... is already disabled. I never used this forum so much ... so i' m not very confident. I will try to race live on my channel, can I share site and forum live on my channel ?
  • Marco
    I have seen the circuit rightnoe, It seems to me more a gar race
  • Marco
    My right arm is suffering again ... so bad I will have to leave championship again if I don t want to have more problems. it's the nerve that pass on the elbow connected to the last 2 fingers.To stay with Risto and Duplode you must destroy your arms !!!
  • dreadnaut
    At least come on the forum chat, so you can see the Go! message. Link on this page, in the menu on the left.
  • Marco
    it's the sunrise sundown post ? when you share the final track ?
  • Marco
    I must refresh the page ?
  • Marco
    I must refresh the page ?
  • FinRok
    In the year 2017 i destroyed my Dell keyboard which i use to play. Now i have the same new cheap Dell replacement keyboard. =D Never got into those "new" mechanical or steel series!

Mar 18

  • Cas
    Oh, on my first computer, I had a mechanical BTC keyboard, because that was the only thing available. They were solid like a rock. For many years, I kept using that one not minding it looked old, until it stopped working well. Then I had an A4Tech gaming keyboard because after years of using the BTC, I couldn't stand the cheap ones, even though I'm not really a gamer. Now I have a Redragon RGB and I'm very happy with it :smiley:

Mar 19

Mar 20

  • Seeker1982
    Updated GAR-time - at the 2nd corkscrew it's close but I think it's valid - at least I didn't jump or similar

Mar 21

  • Duplode
    @Seeker I'd say the second corkscrew in your 1:49.05 lap looks clearly legal, even under a strict interpretation of the rules.

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