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Jul 1

  • CTG
    Ayrton's time is damned strong... But I guess 55.55 is possible. :cheesy:

Jul 2

  • Duplode
    Oops, it seems we have our very private "Millenum Bug" running around - at least I'm not too concerned about LTB this time... :cheesy:

Jul 3

  • Bonzai Joe
    Happy birthday CTG! I hope it's a good one. Cherish your loved ones!
  • AbuRaf70
    Happy birthday, CTG...!!!
  • Alan Rotoi
    Feliz cumpleaños CTG!!!!!!
  • Ayrton
    Happy Birthday CTG !!

Jul 4

  • Duplode
    Damn, almost succeded to post in time... anyway, *** Feliz Aniversário, CTG!!! *** ;-)

Jul 5

  • Krys TOFF
    (late again) happy birthday Cax. ;-)

Jul 6

  • Alan Rotoi
    Back!! Wheeeee!! ^_^.
  • Alan Rotoi
    Now with Lancia :smiley:
  • Anonymous
    Again...
  • Zak McKracken
    great to see you back, Dog! :smiley:

Jul 7

  • CTG
    Hey Roteiro! :cheesy:
  • CTG
    (and thanks to everybody)

Jul 8

  • CTG
    So I have to redrive it again, now with section time analysis...
  • Mark L. Rivers
    I thought a lot before to make a quite serious trial because I don’t like this car and I don’t like claustrophobic tracks when I have to drive cars with bad grip. Anyway, don’t expect big improvements from me, also due to incoming holidays (2nd half of July)…
  • CTG
    But Lancia is an italian car... :cheesy:
  • Alan Rotoi
    What would say alain in this case? Hmmm, it's a trick, he'll race all the month and send his time 5 mins before deadline ah ah ^_^.
  • Mark L. Rivers
    So, just to write at least one time my name on first line of the scoreboard...
  • Duplode
    Bravo, Mark! ;-) I'm just fearing for the reaction in regard to my own hopes...

Jul 9

  • Alan Rotoi
    gotcha! :wink:
  • Duplode
    (O_O)!
  • Mark L. Rivers
    Thanks Duplode! And congratulations to you, Alan Rotoi. For what I heard since I joined here, your name is a sort of legend in this little world. So, happy to be so near to you in this race, at least for the moment. Also due to I will be able to improve only for another week (that is 8 days before deadline) I think my gap wil be sure higher...
  • CTG
    böff
  • CTG
    I hate time hiding...
  • Zak McKracken
    wow, ZCT85 is sort of an all-star match :smiley:
  • CTG
    Even if times are still weak :cheesy:
  • CTG
    (seeing the slow first half of my replay, 54.00 is possible)
  • Bonzai Joe
    Oh no, this means I have to work on a serious replay...
  • CTG
    Maybe I'm just kidding... :cheesy:
  • CTG
    That's the spirit, Ayrton!
  • AbuRaf70
    Un lugar lógico para mi... detrás de todas las grandes estrellas del Stunts...!!!
  • Ayrton
    Come on CTG, you can do it ... only you need to rotoi in your team ;-)
  • CTG
    54.80 needs no Rotoi in my team. Especially because I don't have a team at the moment. :cheesy:

Jul 10

  • CTG
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Jul 11

  • CTG
    Yes, I really miss Rotoi's help... :-S
  • CTG
    And böff...
  • CTG
    Whatever the result will be, we can say this race has the highest quality replays in 2008 so far (not the tricks but maxing out).
  • CTG
    Info: from now I won't react on any improvements, sending my best only at the end.
  • Alan Rotoi
    but you said you hate to hide times :O
  • CTG
    I hate it but sometimes it's just necessary. FUCK OF SERBIA!!! :-S
  • Mark L. Rivers
    One of my last improvements on this track... I can maxout a bit last 30 seconds, but with this car I have not rabbit to take out from my hat...

Jul 14

  • Duplode
    This one is just for the statistics... :\
  • Alan Rotoi
    I know how to do it faster. Time is no needed, I need patience! :cheesy:
  • CTG
    like cutting the last corner with a bug fly?
  • Alan Rotoi
    I discarded it but I'll try a couple of times anyway.
  • CTG
    Try it if you want to, Ayrton! Erm... Duplode... oh no... Mark? NO-NO-NO!!! ROTOI!!! :cheesy:
  • Alan Rotoi
    Still is possible to be faster with my skills. You were right the jump may be possible. I didn't use it but the car is so fast there so...

Jul 16

  • CTG
    Rotot #1 and #2... :cheesy:
  • CTG
    Rotoi of course... :cheesy:

Jul 18

  • Duplode
    Damned track - too much effort, too little effect...

Jul 20

  • Ayrton
    Happy Friend dat to all !!
  • Ayrton
    Day !!
  • Zak McKracken
    ZCT86 is ready :smiley:
  • CTG
    Good! :cheesy:

Jul 21

  • CTG
    Happy birthday, horny Frenchman! :cheesy:
  • AbuRaf70
    Happy Birthday, Krys...!!!
  • Alan Rotoi
    Feliz cumpleaños Krys!!!!!
  • Duplode
    Happy birthday Mr. Toff! :-)
  • Krys TOFF
    Thanks guys. ;-)

Jul 22

  • Ayrton
    Happy Birthday Krys !!

Jul 24

  • CTG
    Is it valid, Rotoi?
  • CTG
    Baaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!
  • CTG
    Cheap and (as for me) invalid trick...
  • Krys TOFF
    1st try (about time, less than 1 day remaining !)
  • Krys TOFF
    Indy try, but I'll get many penalty time for sure with car malus...
  • Krys TOFF
    Lancia try now, just to make a full yellow cars scoreboard (I like yellow cars).
  • Krys TOFF
    NSX maybe ? Mmmm, probably not.
  • Krys TOFF
    I have a replay with Audi and 2'09" penalty. I can't post it as max penalty to add is 1 minute, lol. ;-D

Jul 25

  • Some racers exploited a well-known bug on ZCT85. Sorry folks, but your replay is considered invalid, as you have to cross the finish line in any case. Sorry for the unclear rules, but we have a precedence for this.
  • Duplode
    So, anybody has a theory on how the hell one can finish the track under 40s with no penalty? :-O (The question is no less interesting due to the fact this lap can't possibly be valid. Or can it??)
  • CTG
    Duplode: check in the Forum...
  • CTG
    Whoooooops I forgot the dadline and I have no time to race. Damn! :-S
  • CTG
    Dictionary to CTG: just sent my winning replay in hidden mode. Or not.
  • Duplode
    CTG: I meant <40s in *real* time, not corrected time (that cork l/r cut can't really happen before 45s I suppose). So unless Ayrton has sent an unfinished time by accident I would still like to see that 37.xx... ;-)
  • Zak McKracken
    real last minute rpl :smiley:
  • Zak McKracken
    well OK, I'll be sleepy, but lets do the update now!
  • Zak McKracken
    update done! enjoy the track!
  • Alan Rotoi
    lol
  • CTG
    That's what I call a really bad track. But at least the design is nice! :wink:
  • CTG
    still auto trm...
  • CTG
    Good news for Zak... :cheesy:
  • CTG
    Or not...
  • CTG
    Carrera and Countach have a chance - other cars... well, not very likely.
  • CTG
    Maxing out, LOL... :cheesy:
  • CTG
    still...
  • CTG
    böff
  • CTG
    ... again ... :cheesy:
  • CTG
    Good news for Zak #2 :cheesy:
  • Duplode
    Er, nice design indeed... *gasp* I'll drive around in circles a bit to see whether there's something to be uncovered...
  • Duplode
    Simultaneous sending, whee! :cheesy:
  • CTG
    Yep. Because you are my ghost. :cheesy:

Jul 26

  • The first site update to China was as flawless as it could be - it is just too late, so I'll hurry with the news:
    We had a race on ZCT85 which we have seen a long time ago. Really sharp times and many top drivers trying their best.
    Ayrton did magic again, he has shown us that his skills are perhaps above evetryone's else, and that he may be unbeaten in this season. Check his replay and you'll know what I mean.
    The dog, Rotoi came back, and landed straight on the second place! What a comeback. The tricks are similar to Ayrton's - but who was the master this time? The master or the former apprentice? Maybe we'll never know.
    Track designer CTG has also shown that he is a champion, and kept the third place in a tight battle.
    Congratulations to all, and thank you for such a fabulous race! Enjoy the new track, which is sort of a homage to the olympics held this year in Beijing.
    Will we see again a one-car race? I don't know. The bonus percentages are quite strange - will the 42% car dominate? We'll see... Happy racing!
  • Duplode
    I haven't bothered to check whether this lap was an improvement...
  • CTG
    Obviously you have to cut the first hairpin - just join back the road touching the tunnel's wall a bit. :wink:
  • Duplode
    ...oh, I guess not. :smiley: In fact, I had skipped an even more obvious cut the first try.
  • CTG
    Which one? :cheesy:
  • Duplode
    The ice hairpin surrounded by obstacles. :smiley: And I still don't like Countach...
  • Duplode
    ...but I guess I'll have to live with it.
  • Duplode
    Pointless experiment...
  • CTG
    !hint: Carrera is better. :cheesy:

Jul 27

  • Duplode
    Damn... :-)
  • Duplode
    Bit better ;-)
  • Zak McKracken
    just a quick drive
  • Alan Rotoi
    :O

Jul 28

  • Car bonus coefficient renormlaization will occur after the end of the current track. Read this forum post for details.
  • Duplode
    Oh, hello Antti, that looks like a nice opening time... :smiley:
  • CTG
    Oh my God, Zak used Carrera instead of Countach!!!
  • CTG
    Duplode: I'll defeat your time tonight. :wink:
  • Duplode
    "And I am waiting patiently, I'll wait for the sign..."
  • CTG
    Good! :wink:
  • Alan Rotoi
    and I won't do it :smiley:

Jul 29

  • CTG
    No mood for racing tonight - Duplode's leading time survived it.
  • CTG
    Something is wrong with car bonuses: Duplode made 1:18.70 with Carrera, corrected to 45.60; I made 1:18.60, corrected to 46.35.
  • CTG
    And how did the Carrera bonus change to 41% :huh?:
  • CTG
    Time: 1:18.60 Correction on C86 41% With correction: 0:46.35 Car: Porsche Carrera 4 Color: White Gearbox: Manual Opponent: None Track name: ZCT86
  • Duplode
    For me as well: Time: 1:18.70 Correction on C86 41% With correction: 0:46.40 Car: Porsche Carrera 4 Color: Blue Gearbox: Manual Opponent: None Track name: ZCT86
  • Duplode
    It must be some oddball bug. Jaguar and GTO had 1% dropped as well, but not other cars...
  • Zak McKracken
    sorry, that was an error left in the system while playing with some percentages preparing for the correction at the end of the month. I corrected the mistakes!
  • AbuRaf70
    Perdón por no aclarar... el tiempo de 50:85 es mío.... estaba activo el Send Replays, pero no tomó mi Nick, y lo volví a enviar, por eso dos tiempos seguidos...
  • CTG
    Countach!
  • CTG
    The winner will need some bug jumps on the banked road.
  • CTG
    So... who has time to race that much... Helmut Arytix from Hendaye? :cheesy:
  • Duplode
    Bringing the barrier half a second forward... who'll jump it? :smiley:
  • CTG
    Me. But a bit later.
  • CTG
    Cheap tricks are back...
  • CTG
    Zak, the same as last time. Please check my replay and tell if this kind of shortcut is valid or not?
  • CTG
    (as for me I did not accept the same kind of trick in USC)
  • CTG
    I think we have to follow the track and make a pure race. Zak: my Jaguar replay evolution shows you that the minor cut with the same method is invalid too - and there's the possibility to make major invalid cuts.

Jul 30

  • Due to a design flaw, some restrictions apply for the current track, at the intersections you may only drive in the direction of the actual track.
  • Zak McKracken
    checked it quickly, it is invalid. Rule for this track is, that you always have to choose the way in the intersections, which goes in the direction of the track. Sorry for the design flaw.
  • CTG
    Thanks!
  • CTG
    So the minor cheat is valid with 43.00... :cheesy: Strange thing, the only car being able to complete that cut was Jaguar. When I used other cars, the replay did not stop when I crossed the finish line.
  • Zak McKracken
    It might not be valid, I just had no time yet to check it...
  • Zak McKracken
    checked. invalid of course
  • CTG
    From now let's see the REAL track! :wink:
  • Alan Rotoi
    And nobody called you dirty or cheap...

Jul 31

  • CTG
    Only I called my tricks dirty and cheap... :cheesy:
  • Bonzai Joe
    I have the strange feeling that there's a shortcut I'm missing...
  • Bonzai Joe
    Ah, I get it now.
  • Bonzai Joe
    Now I'm not missing a shortcut, but my time still sucks :-(

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