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May 1

  • ZakStunts received an all-time high number of replays on one track: 155 replays on ZCT94. Racer activity (based on replays sent per racer) this year is on the 2005 level so far, exceeding the averages of the past 4 years (statistics are available from 2004 january)
  • SuperBrian
    Congratulations Duplode and thanks for the battle in the last hours, even though you didn't knew it Overdrijf.. :cheesy:
  • SuperBrian
    My time seems to be hard to beat.. :tongue:
  • Friker
    :wink:
  • Zak McKracken
    CTG I deleted your 13 minute time in order to maintain LTB graph integrity
  • CTG
    Am I the only one thinking the southern part of the track is like Africa on the map? It's totally accidental.
  • Bonzai Joe
    Fdzierva, Roy Wiegerinck, Bismarck, Argammon, Bonzai Joe, (Usrin), Alan Rotoi, Alain, Mingva, Gutix, CTG, Ayrton, Akoss Poo, Chulk, Renato Biker, Mark L. Rivers, Duplode
  • Bonzai Joe
    A fine list of names.
  • SuperBrian
    CTG: But very icy in Egypt..
  • CTG
    I guess the next new name won't be in 2009...
  • Overdrijf
    @Brian: I meant to send that last time silent, but screwed up. But it wasn't getting any better anyway, so congratulations.
  • Overdrijf
    And now I have to find HTE, see if we can get him to be a bit more active this time around.
  • Overdrijf
    @CTG: except if the returning Silver Spirit members become fanatical. Friker is scheduled for spring 2010.
  • Overdrijf
    So, 2 ways that are about equal...
  • Overdrijf
    Dude!
  • Overdrijf
    I'm a spamwhore! :smiley:
  • CTG
    The ways with slow and fast cars are not the same.
  • CTG
    I thought Indy will be better on this track... :-S
  • CTG
    Okay, from now let's give +3 seconds penalty for those who can't handle the replay sending properly.
  • Ice
    a new track to stumble onto, great :smiley:

May 2

  • Overdrijf
    I really like the newbie board right now. :smiley:
  • Bonzai Joe
    I can guarantee that Jaguar is a bad choice for this track :-D
  • Ice
    Yes, i thought there was only one IMSA car in the game hehe.
  • Overdrijf
    O, oops. I suggest I get that 3 second penalty CTG suggested, cause that's my ammount of penalty time I forgot to enter.
  • Chulk
    Just to show I'm slowly coming back...
  • Chulk
    LOL! I didn't think I'd took the lead so easily! (Kidding, just to bother CTG, hehehe)
  • Duplode
    @Overdrijf: 2007-07-04 CTG what about penalty time?
  • Duplode
    And Chulk leads a race again... ^_^

May 3

  • Bonzai Joe
    Hey guys! :-) We should have a WSM again soon. Cheers. And Overdrijf: your "3 seconds" post is a classic.
  • Overdrijf
    @Duplode: never mind, Zak fixed it.
  • SuperBrian
    First try with IMSA..
  • Friker
    blah
  • Friker
    lets make a deal - you leave me at 1st place until end of race and i will not post better replay then this :wink:
  • Duplode
    Wrong proposition Friker, it should be: you do not post times during the quiet days and I will let you fight for LTB for the rest of the month :cheesy:
  • Duplode
    Enjoy your first lead anyway :wink: Looks like we'll have a very interesting month...
  • Friker
    thanks im enjoying it :smiley: yahoo! my 1st hour in lead :smiley: and.. hm.. i agree :smiley: but ill send hidden time to all exept you
  • Friker
    except*
  • CTG
    Nah... too slow times! :cheesy:
  • Friker
    you will end in 9th Circle of Hell CTG!!! even Duplode was so kind and leave me there for some time :-/
  • CTG
    If life is fair, BJ or Ayrton will send 53.35 and will say: "CTG is slow!"
  • Bonzai Joe
    CTG is slow!
  • CTG
    But you used manual gears...
  • Bonzai Joe
    Not much difference on this track. A good one for SuperBrian!
  • Bonzai Joe
    Just a pointer for everyone: in dual-way track like this one, as you may know, you can switch between the two ways without getting penalty. So to find the fastest way, look at two places on the tracks, call them A and B: where the road splits and where it joins again. What is the fastest way from A to B? It's penalty-free zone as long as you reach point B from the other branch than the one you took at point A.
  • Friker
    thanks for an advice :cheesy: which team does not contain a racer without this knowledge?
  • CTG
    Dual-way switching is a basic knowledge. As far as I remember I fucked up some permanent track records right in April 2002 with that. :cheesy:

May 4

  • The 0:00.12 replay sending form bug was probably fixed. If you forget to attach the replay, no entry will be made in the database.
  • CTG
    Ranger vs Corvette track anyway...
  • CTG
    And the track was designed for Indy, bah...
  • Friker
    you should build more speed boosters before switching :wink:
  • CTG
    böff anyway
  • Friker
    BÖFF
  • Bonzai Joe
    bøff
  • Bonzai Joe
    Okay I now know when the 0.00.12 bug occurs.
  • Bonzai Joe
    "older posts" and "newer posts" links should close the replay sending form.
  • Friker
    it occurs generaly with "replay sent" page.. ive alerted to this problem last month
  • CTG
    Just because it's still too early to hide anything... :smiley:
  • Duplode
    The feverish activity of these first days allowed me to taste the unique feel of standing at the very bottom of the scoreboard. Gracias! :wink: :cheesy:
  • Zak McKracken
    test
  • Zak McKracken
    test2
  • Zak McKracken
    test2
  • Zak McKracken
    test2
  • CTG
    Test for avoiding fake 0:00.xx "replays"?
  • CTG
    This is not 0:00.12 :cheesy:
  • Chulk
    Could do...
  • Friker
    not to be an asshole..
  • Overdrijf
    Wow, this car is fast...
  • CTG
    Yep, Ranger has good turning abilities and acceleration. Corvette at such a low average speed has no chance even with the same bonus...
  • Overdrijf
    Wow, someone just released a really cool new car, on the stunts forum in the car creation section. A superkart, with driver. Wow, this is so really cool. :wink:
  • CTG
    Who was that? :tongue:
  • Dottore
    back
  • CTG
    I wonder why people attack only MY leading time and why not when Duplode or BJ is first... :-S Next lap: Wednesday.
  • Friker
    fucking hell.. so you give him whole 2 days of leading? :-/ thats the justice..
  • CTG
    Friker: attack the current leading time! I can't beat Doc at the moment.

May 5

  • Duplode
    Follow CTG's advice - you can do it, Friker! (and even if you don't feel like you can: frustration leads to improvement)
  • CTG
    Corvette? I mean... THE CORVETTE? REALLY?
  • Friker
    i have some strange bad feeling about Ayrton coming with 0:45 corvette replay :cheesy: but still i dont get the way chosen by bonzai joe
  • Duplode
    Current scoreboard: Cork vs. Meganium war! (no, this is NOT an explicit invitation for Ayrton to challenge BJ's time! :cheesy:)

May 6

  • Duplode
    Speaking of Ayrton: the "perfect season" tribute video was taken off YouTube by their automated copyright protection... :angry:
  • Zak McKracken
    damn, i hope i still have the video somewhere and can reupload
  • Friker
    what the fuck is "automated copyright protection"?!
  • CTG
    Because of the music? They "could touch this"... :cheesy:
  • Friker
    OIC (= oh, i see :smiley: )

May 7

  • CTG
    31 hours without sleeping. Still counting...
  • Overdrijf
    Sheep, that is.
  • CTG
    33...
  • CTG
    34
  • CTG
    And yesterday started with a false fire alarm at 7 AM...
  • Duplode
    Bad way to start the day, specially when it takes more than 24 hours to end... =X
  • CTG
    Closing to 37... :cheesy:
  • CTG
    Almost 39... :cheesy: Damn, if I survive the next 2-3 hours, it should be a TOP10 non-sleeping period.

May 8

  • Chulk
    @CTG: So... still awake?
  • CTG
    It was funny... I just layed down for a second at 23:50 and when I opened my eyes, it was morning. Official result: 40 hours 50 minutes.
  • Bonzai Joe
    Good job CTG! I've never made it past 40 hours. I hope you achieved something worthwile or wrote down your weird thoughts :-)
  • CTG
    Actually 40 hours is quite far from my record. It was 62 (with tons of coffee and Red Bull...) in 2005, when I had a very close deadline of a 40 page summary of my researches and my computer broke down - so I had to go home and write it there as fast as I could.

May 9

  • SuperBrian
    I think my record was last year, where I was awake for 46 hours and drunk all the time. Normally beers slow you down, but I kept going and suddenly I passed out among my guests.. :tongue:
  • Bonzai Joe
    Wow Brian! That sounds like a feast of ruthless bohême insanity! Can we have a beer at Roskilde?
  • SuperBrian
    Absolutely, I won the ticket last year, which means I can afford some more beers this year. I'm not going to use a tent anyway.. :cheesy:
  • Overdrijf
    I haven't counted exactly, but my record should be around 48 hours, perhaps a bit less. Done a lot of sleeping on the train ride back, even managed to wake up at some point while running to catch the next train.
  • SuperBrian
    First try in Ranger.
  • SuperBrian
    First try in LM..
  • Duplode
    The battle for entering top 5 will be fun this month... :wink:
  • Friker
    i think nothing will be fun for me if you share replays between other team members.. :sad:
  • Duplode
    Therefore, inspire and motivate your team mates, Friker! :cheesy: :wink:
  • Friker
    theyve already recieved my replay.. still -I- have no inspiration from more experienced teammates! but i believe in Overdrijfs quick finish with his kart and helping me :smiley:

May 11

  • Overdrijf
    I'm not really busy on the kart anymore, official beta testing time, which I can use for getting some results in college. I'll probably find some time for racing, the question is when.
  • CTG
    Intermezzo: BÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖFF!!!

May 15

  • Bonzai Joe
    Come on guys! Can't you figure out which way I used? It's not that hard. No magic carpets or anything. Let's get a race started her, we're all falling asleep...
  • CTG
    I know your way but I can't play before Monday.
  • Duplode
    BJ is right, one week without replays, everyone is way too lazy... myself included :cheesy:

May 16

  • CTG
    Next update in USC: Monday.
  • Chulk
    I'm not lazy! Just can't find thw right way...

May 17

  • CTG
    This track is the creature of evil.
  • Bonzai Joe
    What does that make you? :-D
  • Overdrijf
    I'm full of fail this month, as far as racing time is concerned, but hey, I'm still more active than the average kompetentz center member...

May 18

  • CTG
    BJ: your Corvette time was understandable. Now I really have no clue about DUP's IMSA lap...
  • CTG
    (!hint: 55 secs with Corvette/Ranger means a dirty dual-way switching with very low average speed)
  • CTG
    I had to try something... 3 mins RH, not the proper car, just to see it. I have doubts...
  • CTG
    So... bad idea.
  • Friker
    ctg: i had 1:02 with lm :wink: (and much worse with p962) - and yes it was a bad idea
  • CTG
    Friker: it was a quick, almost non-RH auto gears try. I would be under 1 minute easily with P962 but Duplode's time is far.
  • CTG
    Sorry, misread... but the same is true for LM002... :wink:
  • CTG
    Maybe it's time to say some hints... like Argammon did once. To make the race more tight & interesting.
  • CTG
    Damn, this one is really close to my limits with this car & way choice... Can't imagine Duplode's lap with IMSA. Unless... hmmm... that needs some luck.
  • CTG
    Okay, let's show up a bit more. I want to see your REAL times too.
  • SuperBrian
    So CTG, Unskilled-page has been forbidden to enter the last three hours. Are you updating?
  • CTG
    Nope, uploading errors, Zak promised to fix it. As long as it doesn't work, visit the other link: http://unskilled.tvn.hu

May 19

  • Duplode
    So, how real do you think these ones are? :cheesy:
  • CTG
    No doubt, finally I know your way.
  • Friker
    oh yeah! and for others? use the force Friker... :-/
  • CTG
    But don't use Force India, it's a weak car!
  • CTG
    spam
  • Zak McKracken
    CTG's track scared the newbies away
  • Bonzai Joe
    CTG is one of the absolute best track designers in the community, but this is one of his worst tracks... It could still be a lot worse though. It's like ZCT23 - not a race, a riddle.
  • CTG
    Well... it would be a good one with Indy - it was designed for that car.

May 20

  • Duplode
    Maybe it is a little late to really help the team-less newbies, but anyway here is a basic demo on dual-way switching:

May 21

  • In case you are having problems on ZCT95, check this forum post containing some useful helping tricks.
  • SuperBrian
    Happy birthday Mark!
  • Bonzai Joe
    Duplode is right in his video: go and download the winning replays for ZCT23 and ZCT34 for advanced way-switching techniques. Other dual-way switching tracks: 10, 11, 12, 29, 41, 61, 68... (maybe some errors due to memory and lack thereof)
  • Bonzai Joe
    Happy birthday, Mark L. Rivers !
  • Friker
    Happy birthday to you, Mark!
  • Duplode
    Congratulations, Mr. Rivers :wink:
  • Duplode
    Newbies: if you're looking for suggestions on how to get a reasonably good lap started, see this forum post: ZCT 95 - Loaded Dice
  • Chulk
    Happy Birthday Mark!!! Congrats!
  • AbuRaf70
    Happy birthday, Mark...!!!
  • CTG
    Happy BÖFF-day, Mr. Rivers!
  • Mark L. Rivers
    Thanks all for the congratulations... :smiley: Well, today is really a special day for me. No, not because is my birthday. I usually I don’t attribute to my birthday a special meaning and I don’t celebrate it. But… today it’s my 40th birthday and it has a very special taste... Not sweet, not bitter… sure intense and faceted… Difficult to explain, only who passed through it can understand, I think...

May 24

  • Alan Rotoi
    Happy birthday Mark !!!

May 25

  • Friker
    probably my last replay because i will be far away. no maxing out - im too lazy
  • Bonzai Joe
    Hi, Rotoi! We know you could be leading if you really tried ;-)
  • Alan Rotoi
    Icy roads... ouch!

May 26

  • CTG
    Rotoi: if you support Duplode beating me in USC, send a time for the last race! :wink:
  • Duplode
    See, we have a quite tight and unpredictable lower half of scoreboard this time. Of course it would get much better if the involved drivers would push against the minute mark on the final days, but anyway... :smiley:

May 29

  • CTG
    Don't expect any replays from me, I'm quite out of Stunts these days - and that minimal effort will go for the USC battle with Duplode. Chance for Friker or anybody else to catch a podium!
  • Alan Rotoi
    you'll never change!
  • CTG
    Don't you believe I'm focusing on USC these days? Check the topic about it and you will see the reason... :wink:
  • CTG
    FORUM IS DOWN!!! Template Parse Error! It seems something has gone sour on the forum with the template system. This problem should only be temporary, so please come back later and try again. If you continue to see this message, please contact the administrator. You can also try refreshing this page.
  • Duplode
    Forum is back... :smiley:

May 30

  • Zak McKracken
    sorry for the forum downtime, it was me messing with the templates
  • Bonzai Joe
    Thanks for all the forum uptime :smiley:

May 31

  • Summer passivity has struck ZakStunts earlier this year, just as the summer heat did struck Hungary. Racer activity was significantly lower than usual. 14 racers were brave enough to battle on CTG's track.
    Duplode managed to stand on the top of the podium - the second time in a row. On the second place came Bonzai Joe, so Cork's Crew absolutely dominated the track, claiming the top two positions together with all the leading time bonus available.
    The third place was kept by the track designer, CTG, while Friker dominated the newbie board without any question.
    So hopefully the new track will not be struck by passivity, but activity. One thing is for sure: it's called Thunderstruck, and its an unusually fast track at the ZakStunts racing ground. It's time for you to step on the track now. The car? I suggest the Corvette this time, but of course the choice is yours, as always. So, fasten your seatbelt and go!
  • Zak McKracken
    update will be on schedule, third time in a row :cheesy:
  • Duplode
    Anybody waiting for the last second? :rolleyes:
  • Zak McKracken
    scoreboard final, unconfirmed
  • Zak McKracken
    scoreboard confirmed, update in progress
  • Zak McKracken
    update done. Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy the new track!
  • Duplode
    Teamwork victory, 14/14 for Cork *high-fives with BJ and Zak* 8)
  • Zak McKracken
    I was nowhere near teamwork this month but hopefully this will change in June. Let's go for a full podium! :smiley:
  • Zak McKracken
    testreplay
  • Duplode
    Quicktest from me too...
  • Friker
    hello! i am back from my the most rainy trip. thanks - you were very generous and left the 4th place for me :smiley:

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