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Apr 1

  • Well, hello pipsqueaks!
    Yes, pipsqueaks, most of you, as only four racers were brave enough to unleash the Ferrari GTO on ZCT128. They are all brave real racers! The others? Well... pipsqueaks!
    Best amongst the brave was Duplode, second came fellow teammate Bonzai Joe - bringing ultimate fame to the mighty Cork.
    And on the third place... who is that??? Friker. Congratulations to your first poridum, RACER!
    This achievement has its value further raised due to the fact that Gutix, the king of powegear and carpets of magic only finished fourth - missing a small but important trick, and also that Friker collected +2 LTB. Worth a big round of applause!
    Now on to April, let's see what this talented Friker can achieve on his own design: Around an island, aka ZCT129.
    Don't let anyone fool you - fasten your seatbelt and race as hell! Car? Give it some thought...
  • Zak McKracken
    update started, scoreboard final, unconfirmed
  • Zak McKracken
    btw, am sitting on the balcony of our apartment with my laptop after a great lunch, sunshine, 20 degrees, light breeze, listening to Erasure - perfect site update environment :smiley:
  • Zak McKracken
    scoreboard confirmed, track available. Thanks to all participants of March!
  • Zak McKracken
    sort of a test drive :smiley:
  • Friker
    hmm.. i knew about all things done better but i wasn't able to achieve them. (especially hit the slope road after the second loop) maybe after 4 years racing when everyone will be gone (with wives/on trips) i'll win something. :tongue: congrats to Duplode
  • Friker
    NoRH
  • Friker
    RH
  • Bonzai Joe
    Oh that sounds like a good update, Zak! What Erasure stuff were you listnening to? Congratulations to Duplode, and to Friker for reaching the podium and leveling with the top.
  • Bonzai Joe
    I like how short this track looks. But all those bridge corners... RH-pain.... or power gear holiday? :-)
  • Friker
    uh.. now i see - i forgot to add some block of flats :smiley: so it's shorter than short. :smiley: i don't know where you want to gain powergear, but if you do send me a replay pls :tongue: i tried to do some easy NoRH friendly track so enjoy it. :smiley: btw - could be the vertical cork omitted?
  • Duplode
    As expected, it didn't take long at all :wink: Major congratulations, Friker! Oh, and awesome third circle corner, man; sharp as a knife!
  • Duplode
    A small issue, Zak: LTB points for ZCT128 were added twice.
  • Bonzai Joe
    When I made the PG comment, I thought the track went the other way :-D
  • Bonzai Joe
    Extra bonus points for anyone who PG-skips the bridge corners.
  • Friker
    hm? some session timeout?
  • CTG
    My bet: Lancia madness.

Apr 5

  • Overdrijf
    Was driving always this hard, or is it just because windows 7 forces me to use dosbox?

Apr 6

  • Duplode
    Do you get any noticeable lag, Overdrijf? You might want to ensure you are running DOSBox with a sane number of cycles (say, 14000).
  • Friker
    oh hello back! :smiley: i personally don't like driving in dosbox..
  • Overdrijf
    I found the cycles button, I just haven't found a fullscreen button that won't display the game in negative colors yet. Mostly though I was just looking for an excuse for what was a very quick test lap driven after a year of absence. :wink:

Apr 7

  • Zak McKracken
    there you go...
  • CTG
    Expect a new lap in two weeks.
  • CTG
    It's hard to use manual gear with 1.5 hands.
  • CTG
    DOSBox is not really useful under XP. Too bad, it's necessary if you have Windows 7... :-S

Apr 8

  • Friker
    3:15am - you're gonna die!
  • CTG
    11:11am - böff!

Apr 9

  • Friker
    aah i've noticed it too late :smiley:
  • Friker
    still - you have nothing more?
  • CTG
    Maybe tomorrow.
  • Friker
    hm.. what is your estimation about winning time?
  • Friker
    btw - Duplode & BJ - where are you? :smiley:
  • CTG
    Dunno, my estimations usually suck.
  • CTG
    But the winner will pass the cork up/down without using the brakes.
  • Friker
    hmm.. is that even possible? now i see how much i suck :smiley:
  • CTG
    I expected something like that...
  • CTG
    Lemme see the time I lose in each sectors: beginning sucks (slow after the first corner), no sliding at the first ramp, bad cornering, unlucky fall trom cork up/down, driving too much on the grass after the loop-tunnel part, no sliding on the last ramp... 42.31 is not a big deal. :cheesy:
  • Overdrijf
    My attempt at worst time.
  • Friker
    yep, i have a good start but a bad elevated section ended with a very poor pass through that cork.. but ending is solid.. i think somewhere around 38 is possible.
  • Overdrijf
    (the Indy one)
  • Duplode
    The proverbial listfiller, just to decree the end of a ten days break.

Apr 11

  • Bonzai Joe
    I'm right here. I'm trying not to race. An attempt which will possibly fail.

Apr 12

  • Overdrijf
    Nothing to do with the current race, but I just noticed that in the track archive none of the pictures of tracks older than number 100 are showing. I also noticed it can be fixed by adding an extra zero before the number of the track. track=ZCT99 -> track=ZCT099

Apr 13

  • CTG
    10 years... I should play tonight to celebrate it.
  • Friker
    happy "birthday" CTG :smiley: and just relax - don't race :wink:
  • CTG
    I said race, but nothing about the track. Probably I'll dig up ZCT13.
  • CTG
    Or I said play... Blind, tired, stupid CTG.

Apr 22

  • Friker
    hm.. no new replays after weekend..
  • Overdrijf
    That means people had a good weekend. And now back to racing all of you!

Apr 23

  • Friker
    hm, i have just finished my last riding session before deadline.. my replay looks ugly and i am quite sad that this race is so inactive.
  • Friker
    :O Aburaf's attacking. :smiley:

Apr 24

  • Duplode
    My shoulder is now good enough for driving a little bit for fun :smiley:

Apr 26

  • CTG
    My shoulder is now crappier than three weeks ago. Might be a worse injury... Expect no improvements from me.

Apr 27

  • Gutix
    my shoulder is fine, but my neck is tense and is making some vertebral noises after driving this lap
  • CTG
    hello gutix
  • Gutix
    Hi CTG

Apr 28

  • Friker
    hey hey hey, calm down aces! :smiley: i am happy there is at least one good replay. :smiley:
  • Duplode
    Just a quick drive with the "right" car...

Apr 29

  • Overdrijf
    Final replay sent, not a contender on this track.

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