News posted in April 2016

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Apr 1

  • Renato Biker
    It has the LTB error again. dreadnaut?
  • Friker
    Wow.. Owoot norh is a pretty much strange format. Can I jump over slalom blocks?
  • dreadnaut
    I think so: after all, you are still above the road, can't help if you are flying. I wonder what the answer would be when a jump sends you above a cork l/r though. Should one slow down, not fly, and go through?

Apr 2

  • Duplode
    dreadnaut: "[...] when a jump sends you above a cork l/r [...] should one slow down, not fly, and go through?" -- Most definitely yes. Flying over slalom blocks, though, has always been OK as far as I'm aware of.

Apr 5

Apr 9

  • Duplode
    No improvement for me. I collapsed asleep before I had a chance to race last night, and couldn't do anything meaningful in the 15 minutes I had today...
  • Duplode
    I wonder if anyone will disrupt Renato's position. All I can say is that I expect a tunnel roof to play a part in the winning replay...

Apr 10

  • It started out as a nice slow Vette race, and what did it become?

    Maxing out can mean a lot of things. Maxing out a season was shown by Ayrton when he won all tracks in the 2008 season. What does maxing out a track mean? Well, I think ZCT176 is a good example for that.

    Take one racer - Renato Biker - beating everyone else and not leaving even a single LTB point to be picked up by others. And take the team of this racer - Yellow Fleas - securing the entire podium for themselves by surprising all others with an unexpected car choice. That's maxing out a track by thinking out of the box. Nice tactics, well played!

    I hope you had your fun with the Indy last year, because thanks to this surprise podium now it is literally off the charts with -48 "bonus" coefficient :)

    Off we go to ZCT177 - guest designer is Dreadnaut, car bonuses were tweaked a bit and judging by the map we are on to some exciting fun this month. Car? Well, I would not bet on the Indy. :) Other than that, feel free to choose anything!

  • Friker
    I have to say that I have not seen the Renato's Vette replay yet. O:-)
  • Alan Rotoi
    Damn these erratics race ends confuses me :sad: I miss the monthly tracks...
  • dreadnaut
    Alan, would it help to have the deadlines appear on a calendar? Or maybe receiving email reminders?
  • Renato Biker
    Can I tell the surprise?
  • Renato Biker
    1:08:40 with Vette. :tongue:
  • dreadnaut
    Quiet replays now public. Wait for Zak to confirm the scoreboard though!
  • Duplode
    Well, it had been a while since we last had a secret car masquerade -- and a full podium one at that! No tunnel roofs involved in the 1:08.40 BTW, though the extra hill bump is used to comparable effect.
  • Zak McKracken
    surprise Indys. Lets update :smiley:
  • Zak McKracken
    and update done! Enjoy!
  • dreadnaut
    Whops, the car coefficients :smiley: No more Indy races for about a year?

Apr 11

  • Duplode
    For a year *at least* :roll eyes:
  • dreadnaut
    Well, guest track authors can also add bonus points to a car, so it could happen earlier.
  • Duplode
    Indeed, I forgot about the adjustments -- that might well be a fine use case for them.
  • Renato Biker
    Fleas podium!!! :cheesy:
  • Duplode
    Here is a first day RH shot for a change...
  • Shoegazing Leo
    A lot of different cars are suitable for this track

Apr 13

  • afullo
    First shot

Apr 14

  • dreadnaut
    I wonder if I made a track that's too difficult for myself...
  • Shoegazing Leo
    Maybe, it's easier than ZCT179 will be.

Apr 18

  • dreadnaut
    P967 is probably the fun car for a NoRH race :smiley:
  • dreadnaut
    Let's try with RH as well.

Apr 19

  • Duplode
    How much is 1.80 worth? Where can I find the current trading price of the centisecond?

Apr 20

  • Zak McKracken
    not an easy one...

Apr 21

  • FinRok
  • FinRok
    Hi is it ok to shortcut the cork at the beginning for OWOOT? video below. The car was in air while jumping off cork to the road! What do you guys think?
  • Duplode
    FinRok: Under the "strict" OWOOT rules we are using for the alternative scoreboard here, the problem with that replay is that you didn't follow the yellow line around the cork (i.e. you have to go upside down and come back on the other side of the red wall). The little jump at the exit of the cork isn't in itself a problem if you do it when leaving the cork through the left side (while there is a triangular patch of grass that cuts across the track by the cork exit, we overlook that as a graphical artefact and use the regular track width to check OWOOT compliance there).
  • dreadnaut
    Where is Marco? I call a challenge on NoRH and OWOOT :smiley:

Apr 24

  • Akoss Poo
    Boring championship... hackers, 'newbies'... was it worthy to banish CTG from here? Wasn't it more enjoyable to beat him?
  • Alan Rotoi
    What do you mean with "hackers" and "'newbies'"?

Apr 26

  • Duplode
    I am absolutely fine with newbies (or even "newbies"), though I would enjoy it very much if it became less rare to see them troubling the leader :tongue: As for "hackers", like Alan I have absolutely no clue about the rerefent.

Apr 27

  • Marco
    Hi my friends, sorry i was very busy what is the situation ? Dread what are you meaning ? :smiley:
  • Marco
    So is the OWOOT scoreboard now officially NORH or you are racing OWOOT RH ?

Apr 28

  • Marco
    Strict OWOOT NORH without using strange walls speedup as Dread did :smiley:
  • Marco
    On my facebook page Marco Plays Dos Games, you can find the real time record (no replay) from DosBox

Apr 30

  • dreadnaut
    Wooo, Marco is back! now I have to try and drive faster :smiley: OWOOT and NoRH are still two separate scoreboards, but you can submit the same replay in both.

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