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Feb 1

  • Holy corkscrew! What a start for the new season! Lots of racers, fierce battles with the Audi and a flock of Vettes overtaking everyone at the finish - seasoned with a bloody battle on time.
    Winner was CTG, who only had a couple of hours to put together his winning replay from scratch. I encourage all of you to check the news archive for Jan-31 to see what I am talking about
    And then come members of the team with the best teamwork and tactics: MeganiuM. Excellent strategy, and almost perfect execution. Well, almost. Still a considerable gain: CHulk came second, AbuRaf70 third and master Alan Rotoi fourth. With this, Meganium also secured the first place in the team battle Congrats to all!
    And then come the Audis. Most of the pipsqueaks only drove it through the track - some results are very strong, but Renato Biker took another route and looks like he first went to purchase the full stock of a carpet store. We don't have exact statistics, but seriously he may flew more than spent time on the tarmac.
    Thank you all for joining the first track of the 2013 season and making it so enjoyable to watch.
    On to February, a guest track, from CTG (with some modifications applied by Zak). Newibe-friendly but also demanding for the experts.
    The car choice would be quite obvious this month, if there would not be numerous route options. But there are... so do some planning before you drive, to avoid what you had to suffer on ZCT138.
  • CTG
    time is up, friker won...
  • CTG
    don't dare to send any replays from now
  • dreadnaut
    Been here for three months, and I already know that CTG saying "I'm out" actually means "I have a good replay ready, and still working on it". Compulsive lying to it's top.
  • dreadnaut
    *its* *its* *its* argh :|
  • CTG
    It was only enough to overtake AbuRaf. All the Megonions + Biker + Friker will beat me.
  • CTG
    ZCT139 was made for powergear (dedicated to Corvette), what a shame...
  • SuperBrian
    I needed at least two hours more for a decent Corvette-lap, but I think it was brave of Aburaf to publish his Corvette-try so early when everybody knows CTG checks the scoreboard every half an hour throughout the month. ;-)
  • CTG
    It wasn't a nice one, Brian!
  • CTG
    (every 10 mins)
  • Friker
    Does AbuRaf know how to send a hidden replay? Replays are sent unhidden by default.. Ok, so congrats, CTG. You should say "It's out" instead of "I'm out". :smiley:
  • SuperBrian
    :cheesy:
  • Alan Rotoi
    I guess he missed that
  • CTG
    Friker: congrats for what? It's a weak replay. And won't be better than 5th.
  • CTG
    Btw AbuRaf sent it way too early.
  • CTG
    ZCT116 was another way to use an alternative car. :cheesy:
  • SuperBrian
    Friker: Aburaf's time on leaders board = 1:26.35 (-25.93) = 1:00.42 Time showed = 59.43. Difference = 0.99 Winning time = 59.43 - 0.99 = 58.44?
  • Friker
    I think you will be 3rd in the worst scenario. You have skill - contratulation to its utilization.
  • CTG
    Brian: he changed the car.
  • Friker
    What is 1:26.35?
  • SuperBrian
    I missed that. One of the most un-useful calculations ever. :cheesy:
  • SuperBrian
    Friker: That was his last time with the Audi.
  • CTG
    His former LM002 lap (with correction)?
  • CTG
    Brian: he used LM002.
  • CTG
    3rd?!?!? Are you mad? :cheesy:
  • CTG
    (5th... in the best case...)
  • CTG
    1 Fri- 2 Bi- 3 Duplode 4 doggy 5 Chulk 6 CTG
  • SuperBrian
    Yes LM002 time = 1.26.35 Corvette time = 0.59.43 Correction = -25.93, but that only gives 1.00.42, so there is 0.99 lost somewhere - then i figured that his corvette time minus the 0.99 is 58.44 and maybe his hidden time?
  • CTG
    then 6 AbuRaf 7 CTG
  • CTG
    then 6 AbuRaf 7 CTG
  • SuperBrian
    I think Usrin won..
  • CTG
    but waiiiiiit, ABU improved his time compared to the LTB table - just not to a leading one
  • CTG
    1:26.35 ---> 1:25.36
  • SuperBrian
    That explains it all, but is not good for Aburaf..
  • Friker
    hey CTG - I did not finish.. I simple lose! ok?
  • Friker
    simply*
  • CTG
    I like to be annoying.
  • CTG
    Btw my final time was published about one hour earlier. :cheesy:
  • Friker
    really? :smiley: that's funny :smiley: it really made my mood. you have your own world and you are playing in it. :smiley: that's cute.
  • CTG
    Like Cartman and his puppets?
  • Zak McKracken
    oh my... you want me to have a troublesome update, don't you? :smiley: Probably tonight...
  • Zak McKracken
    until then: scoreboard final (quiet replays sent are out), but UNCONFIRMED!
  • CTG
    Clyde Frog, Peter Panda, Polly Prissypants, Rumper Tumpskin... :cheesy:
  • CTG
    22:36... when I asked 25 or 85 mins... LOL
  • SuperBrian
    Just for the record: Shorty won the newbie-league 2012, when he played twice. He only got 12 points.
  • dreadnaut
    Uhm, I was in the newbie league last year (and still now), so what am I among the pro in the 2012 season standings? :|
  • SuperBrian
    Sorry, you're right, you must be the winner of the 2012 newbie league with 36 points. And you are still in it. Noob. :cheesy:
  • SuperBrian
    sry.
  • CTG
    Audi replay was more fun.
  • dreadnaut
    Argh, help, how do I get out? How do I get OUT?!
  • Duplode
    @dreadnaut: newbie league membership isn't mutually exclusive with participation in the regular one. (The only criteria is that if you have had your first race within 18 months your results are added to the newbie league as an extra.)
  • dreadnaut
    > Audi replay was more fun. Yup, I actually enjoyed trying a dozen different endings the other day. Bug jumps everywhere!
  • dreadnaut
    @duplode: thanks! I wasn't really worried though, I noticed appearing in both lists.
  • Duplode
    My worst ZakStunts result ever, yipee! :cheesy:
  • Chulk
    This should've been my 2º Zakstunts victory, my 2º Vette victory and a full MeganiuM podium... Too bad default option for quiet days is not hidden, I think it should be...
  • Duplode
    Congratulations to CTG for the most annoying victory ever (and not half bad a job, racing against the deadline), and fair play to MeganiuM for almost pulling off a memorable reversal. I only wonder what Renato must be thinking about all that...
  • Chulk
    We managed to keep Vette a secret for over 20 days and fucked it up for only a few hours... tough luck!
  • CTG
    Actually I had the feeling in the first days of the month that Corvette can be an option. I ignored it because I thought the powergear way would be too hard and stressing. After that came Biker's Audi lap and forgot the other option. But when I saw AbuRaf's time, I felt that PG way can't be that hard. Well, it was. Especially avoiding penalty time in the last quarter of the track.
  • CTG
    Chulk, you are still my favorite opponent. Not an open card match like ZCT75, but still a nice one. Discovery & strategy vs quick adoption, now the latter one. See you on ZCT139!
  • CTG
    *the latter one won
  • SuperBrian
    Happy birthday Overdrijf!
  • SuperBrian
    And congratulations CTG. Even though you didn't came up with the final idea of using the corvette in the end it is still a great job to pull of such a race against the clock. I couldn't. (Well I still tried the Audi first, so I only got two hours to do it with the vette anyway). :tongue:
  • Duplode
    Happy birthday, Overdrijf!
  • Zak McKracken
    scoreboard final, confirmed
  • CTG
    Freude, schöner Götterfunken, Tochter aus Elisium, Wir betreten feuertrunken Himmlische, dein Heiligthum. 5Deine Zauber binden wieder, was der Mode Schwerd getheilt; Bettler werden Fürstenbrüder, wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.
  • CTG
    -5 :cheesy:
  • Zak McKracken
    update done, track available!
  • CTG
    Ouch, the modified version is way too easy at the certain point. Original version: 180 degree banked corner, jump, small right-small left-2 tiles boulevard; now the latter two is changed to chicane and tunnel. No problem anyway, maybe I really forgot a bit about newbies.
  • CTG
    (but I hope you will like the finish part :cheesy:)
  • Zak McKracken
    It would have been fine in the second half of the season, but not as the second track of the season :smiley:
  • Chulk
    Renato's Audi lap is astonishing! Far the best non-podiumer replay I've ever seen...
  • Chulk
    Oh, by the way Zak: 2 things I should ask you. 1º one is bug related. Deadline counter is wrong. 2º one is more of question: can we have replays sent during quiet days hidden by default? Thanks!
  • dreadnaut
    It's not newbie-friendly, it's newbie-frustrating in the same way that Alicante is.
  • Renato Biker
    I did not know that the corvette has powergear. The first thing I thought when I saw the track was: if a car has powergear wins the race, but among the possible thought that I had not. I chose the car over jumps. It is a very beautiful track for audi, I wanted to see the audi tricks of another racers, but we have only four almost equal replays with powergear natural path. Well, I must admit, that silence in the face of so great advantage could not be in vain :smiley:
  • Duplode
    @Renato: even though I had a rough idea of what I would see, I had a fit of laughter watching your replay. Brilliant stuff!
  • CTG
    Extreme RH, it made me sick. Sorry.
  • CTG
    testing
  • Chulk
    First try. Quite a long ride...
  • Duplode
    Testing... like a good Corkster :wink:
  • Friker
    which one is faster - audi or lambo?
  • CTG
    lambo
  • CTG
    audi
  • CTG
    try it

Feb 2

  • Chulk
    Looks like I'll need to borrow Renato's Audi springs for this race...

Feb 3

  • CTG
    Come on...

Feb 4

  • Duplode
    Happy birthday Oscar!
  • SuperBrian
    Testlap.
  • Chulk
    Not good enough...

Feb 6

  • dreadnaut
    So un-fun :|
  • ADPunk
    No no.1 but BEST LOOP JUMP EVER
  • dreadnaut
    Make a video, for later if it's a secret trick :smiley: http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/Recording_Video
  • CTG
    gto is still my worst enemy
  • Friker
    for everyone else - ferrari is not the choice :smiley:
  • Alan Rotoi
    I'm going home. I hope to find time to race but maybe Skyrim (installed last weekend) will win. :sad:

Feb 7

  • CTG
    Friker: have I ever said that GTO is the proper car? No. It was a car test. Too bad I had to brake a lot before the 180 degree banked corner - I think it can be improved by 12-15 seconds (uncorrected). It's still worse than the current Audi laps.
  • Friker
    i did not said that you said that GTO is proper car :wink: I've done whole track without braking with GTO and I don't think it is enough. Somewhere around 1:00 with much more spent time than with audi. :smiley: However there could be another path that could change things :wink:

Feb 8

  • Chulk
    Still a long way to go... (did I mention I don't like this track?)
  • Alan Rotoi
    Maybe if you create a ghost makes it funnier. Nobody will punish you.
  • Zak McKracken
    nearlynorh
  • CTG
    I'll kick Duplode's ass tonight.

Feb 9

  • Chulk
    Happy ADPunk?
  • Duplode
    @CTG: it's midnight, GMT -2 :tongue:
  • CTG
    I didn't say anything about publishing.
  • dreadnaut
    Unpublished asses are still unkicked however, so Duplode can sit without worries.

Feb 10

  • CTG
    last warning!
  • CTG
    Now really... this track SUCKS! :cheesy:

Feb 11

  • Friker
    yes, it does!
  • Duplode
    @CTG: Glad you noticed! :cheesy:
  • Duplode
    (it doesn't suck with Lambo though.)
  • Chulk
    @Dup Really? I think it sucks with every car, especially with Lambo (unless by Lambo you mean Countach)
  • Duplode
    I meant Countach, though I still maintain that LM002 is clearly preferable to Audi...
  • CTG
    2:00.00+ replays with LM002? LOL!
  • Duplode
    That kinda illustrates my point -
  • Duplode
    (this is an old test and not an instant reply to CTG's latest, in case you're wondering.)
  • CTG
    To sum up: LM002 seems to be cool, but useless.
  • CTG
    (I wonder if Zak is able to create a non-LM002 track in March :cheesy:)

Feb 12

  • Chulk
    Maybe he won't need to :wink:
  • Friker
    winning time prediction?
  • CTG
    51.30
  • CTG
    (gto)
  • CTG
    (the shorter way, in powergear)
  • CTG
    (or not)
  • Duplode
    Good to see you are back to your horrible winning time predictions, CTG.
  • Duplode
    (the longest imaginable PG stretch in your scenario is ~80 tiles, which would take about 45.6s at 245mph, and that without counting airtime and slides...)
  • Friker
    the track has 95 tiles with the shorter second line. and your prediction Duplode? :smiley:
  • Duplode
    That is a thought experiment, not a prediction :wink:
  • CTG
    hmmm
  • CTG
    BØØFF!! Böff reduction: 50B

Feb 13

  • Chulk
    Did I mention I hate this track?
  • CTG
    only 3214 times
  • Renato Biker
    Friker and dreadnaut, are you receiving my e-mails?
  • CTG
    So Alain is ready with the automatically generated replays for his Slovakian and Italian friends. :cheesy:
  • CTG
    (Alain = Argammon)
  • CTG
    Give me another 15 hours and then do whatever you want. :cheesy:
  • Renato Biker
    Friker and dreadnaut, add this e-mail to the group: renatobrodzinski@gmail.com Maybe this works better.
  • Friker
    you should be added
  • CTG
    Happy Birthday, Lupuszka! :cheesy:

Feb 14

  • Chulk
    I think "ZakStunts 2013 official car pack" has the old Melange files. I've downloaded it several times and I still have the old livery and all. Anybody had the same issue?
  • Duplode
    Chulk: You probably need to move the old Melange graphics (STCDOR.P3S, STDACDOR.PVS and STDBCDOR.PVS) away from your Stunts directory.
  • Chulk
    That was it, thanks D!
  • Alan Rotoi
    As far as I remember "DOR" was taken from the game name "TDOR" Test Drive Off Road :smiley:

Feb 15

  • Duplode
    I always forgot asking you about that, thanks Alan :smiley:
  • Duplode
    Because sending a pointless replay might help me with motivation...
  • Duplode
    Hey Fleas, you still need a team logo!
  • Chulk
    I really need those 2 halves of the golden scarab...

Feb 16

  • Alan Rotoi
    I guess this is not the car for this month :S
  • dreadnaut
    There, I knew that complaining more would help.
  • Duplode
    Having six racers within 2.5s almost makes me want to try harder...
  • Renato Biker
    This happened because this is a stupid track. :cheesy:
  • Duplode
    Ergo the "almost" :cheesy: :cheesy:

Feb 17

  • Chulk
    6 racers in such a small gap. I must be missing a cut somewhere. 12s is a lot for just driving.
  • Friker
    Renatok clearly shows us who is the team leader. :smiley:
  • Renato Biker
    :tongue:
  • CTG
  • Duplode
    Pink looks fabulous on you, CTG! :cheesy:
  • Friker
    CTG, you're right - the question really is - who cares about the third one? :tongue:
  • CTG
    It's only a video without special meaning.

Feb 19

  • Alan Rotoi
    Just draw a Stallin team logo, lazy fleas!!

Feb 20

  • Friker
    just post a solid replay :wink:
  • Alan Rotoi
    I can't since I don't have it :sad:

Feb 21

  • Alan Rotoi
    Still I don't have a better replay :sad:
  • CTG
    What's more: you won't have any good replays on this track. :cheesy:
  • Alan Rotoi
    Hey 12th is not that bad :smiley:
  • CTG
    if you say so...
  • Alan Rotoi
    Yeah, I feel like Atlas holding the scoreboard xD

Feb 23

  • Alan Rotoi
  • Alan Rotoi
  • Alan Rotoi
  • Alan Rotoi
    Skid it! xD
  • Duplode
  • Duplode
    Stunts lore at its best! Thumbs up, Alan!
  • Alan Rotoi
    Thanks Dup! You saved me again hahaha. Could you tell me the code to show videos here?
  • Alan Rotoi
    Here is my youtube channel with 6 replays uploaded. The tracks are zct14, zct16, zct17, zct47, act02 and "Buenos Aires" from ISA competition (OWOOTR rules).
  • Alan Rotoi
    https://www.youtube.com/user/alanrotoi
  • Duplode
    The easiest way: in YouTube, click "Share" and then "Embed". Change the "Video size" to "Custom size" with some sane value, like 320x240, and copy the iframe code.
  • CTG
    Self-polishing videos? :cheesy:
  • Alan Rotoi
    Hehe I don't have "modern" good replays :cheesy:.
  • CTG
    Alan, your ZCT14 replay is still amazing! Even if not a winner one, it's revolutionary.
  • CTG
    come on dreadnaut, beat that pimp (poo)
  • CTG
    böff

Feb 24

  • dstien
    Düff.
  • dreadnaut
    @CTG: I can think of so many other interesting and fulfilling things that I can do, rather than spending two more hours trying to close a lap. Even doing dishes is more appealing, sorry.
  • CTG
    i'm going to show you my replay if you promise to beat akoss poo. i hate him very much. :cheesy:
  • Chulk
    If you do and Dreadnaut wins, that would make 2 of them!!
  • Chulk
    Who would thought getting on the roof was SO DAMN important?
  • Alan Rotoi
    like a cat...
  • Friker
    omg, go, dreadnaut, go. you cannot give it up now! :smiley:
  • dreadnaut
    Alright, alright. Is this better? :smiley:
  • Friker
    yes, it is :smiley:

Feb 27

  • CTG
    Akoss Poo will win the track.
  • Friker
    CTG will never stop blabbing
  • CTG
    huahuahuahahahhaha
  • CTG
    I WON'T IMPROVE MY TIME!
  • CTG
    BLA BLABLA BLABLABLABLA!

Feb 28

  • Alan Rotoi
    take it easy
  • Chulk
    Alan fell off the chart!!
  • satanziege
    nothing to gain here :-)
  • CTG
    satanziege save rotoi from a serious burn :cheesy:
  • CTG
    d
  • CTG
    Maybe the track wasn't that good, but the race is excellent!
  • dstien
    The track would be perfectly adequate if the other participants weren't such skidding good pipsqueaks. :grin:
  • Alan Rotoi
    satanziege, don't Leo Ramone it!
  • Usrin
    That will be my first missed race since 2011... Unfortunately I had no time in this month, and ZCT139 seems to be the kind of track where a 'quick listfiller' would be a ridiculously poor time.
  • Alan Rotoi
    3 hours left! You can do it!
  • Friker
    och satanziege - what did you do!!! it would be funny if rotoi finish last :smiley: btw what does mean "don't Leo Ramone it"?
  • Chulk
    Aburaf and me sent 1:22. No way Alan was finishing that far having our replays anyway...
  • Friker
    ooo what are you hiding? :smiley:
  • CTG
    no improvements

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