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Apr 1

  • The Countach! Yes, the best car. It needs skills and draws attention - 17 racers and several comebacks? Surely needs to Countach - and a good car - for such a magic to happen.

    And it happened. 17 racers, hard battle for the leading time, steady flow of replays and tight finish. A great race altogether!

    And the winner by a thin margin: Duplode! Second was Renato driving the alternative route, third CTG. Congrats guys! The team title for this month goes to Cork's Crew with surprise comeback from Bonzai Joe contributing to the feat.

    ZCT153 is Akoss Poo's creation: Frogs at Dusk. So don't forget to turn on the headlight, but only after you fasten your seatbelt!

  • CTG
    One little thing: the date/time format of the old scoreboard should be kept (only numbers in one block), it fits better.
  • dreadnaut
    Not sure about that. It's more 'column-like' but less readable. You can make a stronger argument though, everything is in flux of course.
  • Zak McKracken
    well, what about a site update? here we go! :smiley:
  • CTG
    Mingva or BJ? :cheesy:
  • Zak McKracken
    scoreboard final, unconfirmed
  • CTG
    3rd place with Countach and strong opponents? WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! ^_^
  • CTG
    Ah yes, the lithuan is back.
  • CTG
    NEVER LIT A LITHUAN!
  • Duplode
    Those were some hard-won positions between 8th and 14th!
  • Duplode
    And welcome back Mingva :smiley:
  • CTG
    DRE: about date settings, it's a minor thing, I can deal with the new one. :smiley: However, team standings are weird - it would be better to see the each races in the table, not only the overall result.
  • CTG
    tracktracktracktracktrack!!!!
  • Zak McKracken
    now available and update done
  • Zak McKracken
    almost
  • Zak McKracken
    oh its up. but will only activate on the second day of April
  • CTG
    http://zak.stunts.hu/arc/zct153.zip
  • dreadnaut
    Or —cough— from the track page: ZCT153. Not sure how I should handle 'early tracks' :|
  • dreadnaut
    I think I'll just show both on the homepage: the just finished track (for a few days) and the next one up, if available.
  • Alan Rotoi
    The design of the track is austere but promising.

Apr 2

  • Bonzai Joe
    Back on top of the scoreboard.
  • Bonzai Joe
    It's a big achievement by the designer of ZCT152 to have the two top racers going different ways and finishing in almost the same time.
  • Bonzai Joe
    Hello, Agro Motosport brothers. How did you guys come across the Stunts community in this day and age?
  • Alan Rotoi
    I don't know but one of them beated me. Congratulations!
  • Paradisio
    Hi. Something wrong with podiums on Tracks page: it's wrong for zct151 and zct152. Another error, what you cann't open (directly) track results from racer's profile.
  • dreadnaut
    @Paradisio: should be fixed now!
  • CTG
    still 1:00+? pathetic!
  • dreadnaut
    Don't worry, here's a 2:00+ :cheesy:
  • dreadnaut
    Let's get on the F40 train :|
  • Zak McKracken
    Looks like Zapper forgot to put the brakes in the F40...
  • CTG
    According to the RES file, it has strong brakes.

Apr 3

  • Akoss Poo
    Went to Transylvania! Feel free to take the lead away from me, I'm away!
  • CTG
    Don't worry, nobody will attack your leading time. You are not CTG. :cheesy:
  • Rokker Zsolti
    Joseph Bonzaiovic, answer to you. Ingredients: an old 386 PC from the garage, some sixpack Köbányai light beer, Google access, retro feeling, fun. What else do you need to play?

Apr 4

  • CTG
    Eat this, Mr. Poo! :cheesy:
  • CTG
    BJ: have you already noticed that ZCT153 is your 99th race in ZakStunts? What shall we expect in May?
  • dreadnaut
    Car coefficients? NEW car coefficients! :smiley:
  • CTG
    Huge car images, no graph.
  • dreadnaut
    That's because, as usual, you are unable to refresh the page before complaining :tongue:
  • Duplode
    (It does work here with both Firefox and Chromium.)
  • CTG
    Actually it wasn't a refresh problem: the same thing appeared in three different browsers (one of them was still "ZSC virgin"). I guess it was a temporary state.
  • CTG
    (of course it works now)
  • Alan Rotoi
    Happy birthday 4.44.45!!!
  • dreadnaut
    @CTG The only reason I can think of is that you are behind a cache/proxy which keeps older pieces of webpages for longer. I do test stuff before deploying on ZakStunts :wink:

Apr 5

  • Chulk
    It's not a tidy lap (let alone a fast one), but I'll be around the track a bit trying to bother you all a bit
  • CTG
    Dreadnaut, it was at my workplace. :cheesy: Btw one more little thing: it would be cool to depict the negative bonus values, too.
  • CTG
    Damn it... I can't resist. Probably the worst track for me in the last 5 years (with a difficult car), but finally there are several opponents. Even if I finish 8th this time, I have to be in the race. :wink:
  • CTG
    auto trm... hmmm...
  • Rokker Zsolti
    Why the Ferrari? Acura has more secret power in their wheels.
  • Rokker Zsolti
    Erroneous statement?
  • dreadnaut
    Except for 0% showing as a full bar, what if I show the negative values... as positive with a different color?
  • CTG
    Or bars in the other direction (just like in Excel)?
  • dreadnaut
    Nah, that would create a bunch of problems: the 0 axis moving, the cars moving around following it, or covering 'important' parts of the bars, less space for the part of the graph that interests people the most. Same reasons why there where no negative bars in the previous graph actually. (0% fixed in the meanwhile)
  • CTG
    Current version is fine.
  • Zak McKracken
    another improvement could be to adjust the LTB graph to display times only sent from the actual trigger time of the LTB calculation (4th of the month). I like the coefficient graph a lot!
  • afullo
    These days are terrible for me. A lot of work to do in the latest week, and tomorrow I will depart from Germany to attend a conference. I will be on the track since next Friday...
  • Paradisio
    When you are selecting another season in Scoreboard page, you are being forwarded to Tracks page. One more small bug on Racers profile: it's showing N/A on seasonal results if finished the race 14th :wink:
  • CTG
    Mingva: the second one is an old problem.
  • Duplode
    I might be wrong, but I think the second issue is slightly different now (IIRC, at some point in the past all positions below 12th didn't show up). As for the first one, note that it still takes just two clicks (plus maybe a bit of scrolling) to select a scoreboard in a different season.
  • Zak McKracken
    a more decent try
  • Zak McKracken
    whoops. suprisingly decent :smiley:
  • CTG
    Nope, it's just a too early stage.

Apr 6

  • CTG
    Bääff!!! Böff reduction: 98B
  • Chulk
    Some improvement made, still a long way to go

Apr 7

  • AbuRaf70
    Gracias Chulk...!!! tengo tu replay... pero hay un pequeño detalle... tengo que aprender a manejar como vos....
  • AbuRaf70
    Evidentemente, no manejo como Chulk....
  • Chulk
    I'm not being kept logged in. Am I the only one?
  • CTG
    I've sent 51.40 but it doesn't want to appear...
  • CTG
    Wait, it was just a dream. :cheesy:
  • dreadnaut
    @Chulk: I might have cleared some login data in the last days, can you try again?
  • Chulk
    Apparently, it's a fixed issue now. I'll let you know when I log in tonight (in about 12 hours)

Apr 8

  • Alan Rotoi
    51.40 only is a dream for you CTG. Kidding :cheesy:
  • CTG
    ...said Mr. ZCT118
  • CTG
    Racer datasheets are out of order.
  • dreadnaut
    And... they're back :smiley:
  • CTG
    *applause*
  • CTG
    NSX or not NSX?
  • CTG
    NSX!
  • CTG
    yeah
  • CTG
    LM002 could be a decent choice, too.

Apr 9

  • Alan Rotoi
    Really? Thanks! I'll try then!!!!!!
  • CTG
    Rotoi: not for you. LM002 can be a good choice for newbies with it's easy handling, but the first half of the scoreboard should obviously choose F40 (or Acura, if they are fed up with Zapper's car).

Apr 10

  • CTG
    It can be a really exciting race on this crappy track. We have some Acura specialists here (Rotoi, SuperBrian, but even Chulk is dangerous with this car).
  • Alan Rotoi
    Really? If I'm an Acura specialist I should give a try then! Thanks!!!
  • CTG
    I was thinking on ZCT16 and ZCT118...

Apr 12

  • Duplode
    Should I try Acura too? Hmm...

Apr 14

  • CTG
    What the hell happened to ZakStunts? I could access it on Saturday and Sunday - and even now, it's damned slow.
  • CTG
    I could NOT access it (Monday morning, half-blind mode... :roll eyes: )
  • dreadnaut
    It wasn't ZakStunts in particular, the hosting company seemed to have some trouble overall.
  • Zak McKracken
    the server was being pathced against heartbleed AND under DDoS attack. Don't worry, the hosting guys know their business (and love Stunts :smiley:) so all fixed now.
  • Duplode
    So we're back :smiley:
  • Duplode
    @CTG: You can tell whether technical difficulties such as this weekend's affect only stunts.hu or are part of a broader issue by navigating to webdream.hu . I don't know if they have a service status feed somewhere in there, though for obvious reasons you are more able to find it more easily than me :smiley:
  • Duplode
    "more able to find it more easily" - I still can't avoid these rewriting glitches :roll eyes:
  • Chulk
    That's a bug on the Matrix, right?
  • Alan Rotoi
    Let me say a couple of matrix bugs :smiley:

Apr 15

  • Duplode
    Answering my question from before the weekend...
  • Alan Rotoi
    About to insult you :cheesy:
  • CTG
    I can't race earlier than 20th April. :undecided:
  • CTG
    Drinking alcohol: 27 days from the last 60... damn!

Apr 16

  • dreadnaut
    I think we need a part 4 to the "Online Stunts Competition History" —I'd like to know what happened between 2006 and 2012!
  • Alan Rotoi
    Me too! I was away those times.
  • dreadnaut
    And here's a question about the side menu: ZakStunts 9.0

Apr 17

  • afullo
    I remembered when at the time the only meaning of "way" I knew was "road", not "mean", understanding something similar to "drive carefully". So when I listened to this track, I used to think about Stunts. I will be back as soon I can! (surely before the end of the month, I want to register at least one time...)
  • dreadnaut
    Get a replay out there! A decent one won't take you more than 15m :smiley:

Apr 18

  • Alan Rotoi
    Renato, your replay is invalid.
  • Renato Biker
    Why?
  • Alan Rotoi
    Because is faster than mine :tongue:

Apr 19

  • Renato Biker
    :cheesy:

Apr 21

  • Alecu323
    I do not jumped over the bridge.
  • Alecu323
    i getted out of ocntrol.
  • dreadnaut
    Small addition: guest tracks now appear in the racer's profile. E.g., http://zak.stunts.hu/racers/CTG#tracks
  • dreadnaut
    And welcome Alecu!
  • CTG
    Alecu323 = Alecu from season 2012? http://zak.stunts.hu/racers/Alecu
  • CTG
    Same age, same country... probably yes.
  • Alan Rotoi
    But now is Alecu323, maybe is a cyborg now :cheesy: Or maybe Methuselah. :cheesy:
  • Alan Rotoi
    Anyway welcome back!

Apr 22

Apr 24

  • Zak McKracken
    wow, amazing! track validation, completeness validation, and excellent illustrations. Love it!
  • dreadnaut
    Thanks! I finally got to use the phpStunts stuff I wrote last year :smiley: I'll test it a bit more, and then copy the checks to the replay submission page.
  • SuperBrian
    Testlap. Acura is not cooperative this time..
  • SuperBrian
    Great work dreadnaut. :-D
  • SuperBrian
    Quick test with F40, slightly better..

Apr 25

  • Alan Rotoi
    I guess nobody here believes I'll be on podium again. Me neither. :cheesy:
  • CTG
    Podium: Duplode, Biker, BonsaiTree.
  • CTG
    It won't be the race of Looping Warriors: Poo is injured (no, not only his brain :cheesy:), while CTG is suffering from hopeless OpenTTD addiction.

Apr 26

Apr 27

  • dreadnaut
    Live race today at 15:00. Be on the forum chat → http://forum.stunts.hu/chat/
  • Duplode
    Looking at the Stunts clock :cheesy:
  • Duplode
    Why didn't I do this yesterday? :roll eyes:

Apr 28

  • Sorry guys, the site admin will be at the countryside May 1-4 so expect the site update only May 4 evening China time.

Apr 29

  • dreadnaut
    What's the rule for replays with the same time on the scoreboard? I forgot to code it :tongue:
  • Duplode
    Same position, same number of points. LTB does not change hands though.

Apr 30

  • dreadnaut
    How does it work for people following the racers with the same score? Would it be 12-12-11-10-... or 12-12-10-... ?
  • Duplode
    It's 12-12-10-...
  • dreadnaut
    Thanks, should be fixed now. E.g., ZCT131

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