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Aug 1

  • Cas
    I was able to solve the UEFI problems, he, he. Well, "secure boot" was not activated, but I had others problems, like the system wanted to be installed in UEFI mode forcefully. Then I realised why and set it up in MBR mode, which is more comfortable to me. It also allows me to run DOS natively
  • Duplode
    I will run into a repartioning mess of this kind soon -- I have been procrastinating doing that with my new computer for months now, and I'm losing patience with labouring under Windows 10...
  • Duplode
    Motig: Can you tell us a little more about how is DOSBox failing on your system? Any error messages or other weird symptoms?
  • Motig
    Duplode: 0 error messenge. I just start the dos box and it started. After this closed. But after i reinstal it starting the stunts but i try to start a race it just close. And agin 0 error messenge. So i dont know what happen?
  • afullo
    I don't know if these: http://ykhwong.x-y.net/ are reliable, but maybe you can give them a try.

Aug 2

  • Seeker1982
    The Dosbox-versions/SVNs by Taewoong - the one the link in the post below points to - are outdated and don't work reliable any more. I says this dispite be using taewoongs dosbox versions in the not so far past. I use Daum-SVN, at least it got my video-recording via dosbox working again (remember my past problems)

Aug 3

  • afullo
    @Seeker: the ones here http://cafe.daum.net/dosbox ? @Dreadnaut: buon compleanno! :smiley:
  • Motig
    Finaly i found what happend: nvidia shadowplay..... After i turn off its work.(am i the only one who hate nvidia or i just a unlucky bastard?)
  • afullo
    Personally I prefer nVidia over AMD because it historically supports Linux better, but the best choice could depend of several factors...

Aug 4

  • Duplode
    (Belated) happy birthday, dreadnaut!
  • Seeker1982
    This is my source for Dosbox-builds, keep looking for version that HAVE screenshot and video-recording function as you need it for GAR https://www.dosbox.com/wiki/SVN_Builds
  • Seeker1982
    Dang Duplode i thought my time was good :cheesy: - well here's my I saved for quite replays

Aug 9

  • CTG
    this track is screaming for Ayrton
  • CTG
    What about a defaultish start with Indy? :smiley:
  • CTG
    ahoi

Aug 10

  • CTG
    hey youngsters, don't forget to use the pipe
  • Seeker1982
    Anyone up for a GAR-challenge? Today I improved both my times (normal/RH/freeplay + GAR just now) And CTG: I'll closely watch that replay of yours you just posted Hard to believe that that much improvement was possible
  • Seeker1982
    CTG: whould you mind telling me HowTo get the car to jump after it landed after an "regular" jump? I can't remember the last time this happened to me - to me it seems to happen by sheer luck/random..
  • CTG
    Seeker: even 1:05 is possible with some luck. About jump after regular jump... that's magic... I mean Stunts Wiki: Magic_carpet. Cars with short wheelbase bounce more often: Stunts Wiki: Car_parameters
  • CTG
    okay, maybe only 1:07 or 1:08

Aug 12

  • CTG
    slightly better bridge corners

Aug 21

  • dreadnaut
    Only four days left!
  • dreadnaut
    ...which means I have to up my game :tongue:
  • Seeker1982
    slightly better bridge corners :cheesy:

Aug 23

  • Cas
    Sorry that I've been absent! Here I am now :smiley: Nice track, Dreadnaut. If I hadn't read about it before in the forum, I would sure have got confused at the beginning, ha, ha.

Aug 25

  • Duplode
    Hello everyone! I wanted to (re)join you sooner, but this month has been... topsy-turvy, to say the least. In any case, here goes a GAR lap on this fine track.
  • Seeker1982
    wow, got GAR-time duplode - guess I'll spend the last hours improving my time
  • Seeker1982
    GOOD gar-time of course..
  • Seeker1982
    and a new GAR-time of 1:39,35

Aug 26

  • dreadnaut
    And time is up! Thanks to everyone for racing on my track :smiley:
  • dreadnaut
    Quiet replays published, I'll check them tomorrow and confirm the scoreboard. Next up, a new track by Cas!
  • Automatic for the pipsqueaks

    August is almost over, but ZCT205 got there faster and closed yesterday. A few quiet replays appeared, but this time, instead of flipping the podium around, they just confirmed the same ranking.

    At the top we have CTG, with a strong lap using all sort of bouncy tricks: a sleeve full of magic carpets, banked road speed-ups, bridge ramp skips... go and have a look, there's a lot to learn there. The lap arrived two weeks in the race and was one of the last public ones, but still no-one managed to do better.

    In second position is Seeker1982, whose lap might lack the extra jumps, but it's still clean and fast! Duplode had a busy month apparently, and did not reach the podium this time, but an earlier strong replay gave him enough LTB hours to get an extra point. Oh, and I got third place: I designed the track for slow cars, but the fast and dynamic Audi race was quite fun :-)

    An interesting thing to note is that CTG's winning lap was completed with automatic gears. I was curious about that, so I went and checked previous results. Turns out that, excluding a SuperKart race and some special events, nobody has won a ZakStunts race with automatic transmission since 2001, when everyone switched to manual in the first year. That's quite impressive!

    Cars for next year?

    Speaking of SuperKart: Overdrijf, its creator, has been visiting the forum. Go and say hello :) This made me think about the next season, which is only a four months away. Should we bring the SuperKart back for 2019? Join the discussion on the forum, and try the kart!

    On to the next race

    The next track, ZCT206, was designed by Cas. And indeed it looks good, but quite challenging. There's been a few simple tracks recently, so I'm looking forward to race on this one.

    See you on the scoreboard!

  • dreadnaut
    Scoreboard confirmed, congratulation to CTG and Seeker1982! Next truck is almost ready, just waiting for the car coefficients :smiley:
  • Cas
    Congrats, CTG and Seeker!!! Hey, guys, my monster is ready for next race. Hope you like it. It's a little bit long, but I think you guys can make it short :cheesy: First test on a track always makes it seem longer.
  • Overdrijf
    O hey, I'm in the announcement. Hi folks! I got reminded Stunts exists and I felt like checking back in. I intend to check into the scoreboard next month as well, see how rusty I am exactly.
  • Overdrijf
    In fact, let me start off that scoreboard for you.
  • Cas
    Hey! My track is on! :cheesy: Nice lap, Overdrijf!
  • Cas
    Alright, I was able to do it just a little bit better... and it was hard. Uhm... I wonder if anybody will be able to produce a GAR result, because I don't think I can.

Aug 27

  • Cas
    ¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Paleke! (dondequiera que estés)
  • Overdrijf
    This is a fun Indy track. It's just nog anywhere near competitive.
  • Seeker1982
    Wow, quite a challenging track - I wonder if GAR is possible :cheesy:
  • dreadnaut
    Here's an OWOOT replay, with the car with the highest acceleration and stronger brakes :smiley: With a lot of patience, and some luck, it could be possible to complete the lap in one go.
  • dreadnaut
    And here is a proper one. Cas your are truly evil :tongue:
  • Seeker1982
    I've just managed the almost impossible - a GAR-lap on C206 - 2:34,30. It took a lot of try and error and the Porsche Indy. I wonder if Marco can do the same - and hi there Deadnaut :cheesy:
  • Cas
    Wow! Amazing! I really thought it'd take several days for somebody to produce a GAR replay for this track. Now let's see if anybody can put it under 2 minutes freestyle. I have the feeling that is feasible, but it won't be me XD
  • Overdrijf
    Gotta get my bragging rights in before the pros get serious.

Aug 28

  • Duplode
    A GAR lap here is... not easy. In fact, it is bang-forehead-against-the-wheel hard. I'm fortunate to have gotten through it before dawn :smiley:
  • afullo
    I'm here, recovered from a boring "outatime" fever. :| I will answer the forum threads for the next year and post my replays soon... :wink:
  • Seeker1982
    1st driven time below 2:20,0 :smiley:
  • Overdrijf
    Let's keep this interesting shall we?
  • Seeker1982
    I just improved my GAR-time by almost 10sec :cheesy:

Aug 29

  • Marco
    Hi my great friend ... how are you :huh?: I have problem with my right arm , no possible for me to compete. But I see that seeker is always the king of GAR and that he has also improved on the main championship !!! WOW . Well my friends i have noticed a youtube video of the CTG channel full of custom cars !!! I WANT THEM, THEY ARE BEAUTIFULL!!! There's also Knight Rider !!!!!
  • Marco
  • afullo
    Replay posted just for the jump at 1:05 which is pretty nice, albeit time consuming...

Aug 30

  • Cas
    Some improvement here.... Hey, guys, you're really pushing it to the limit! 24 days to go. I think you can still get it under two minutes XD
  • Duplode
    Lemme try a timely answer for once...
  • Overdrijf
    Lemme try imitating Duplode. Aaaaaand getting back into that whole "cornering" thing.
  • Overdrijf
    I fact, let me try imitating CTG as well. Kind of a minimal improvement this particular attempt...
  • Cas
    Happy birthday, Chulk!!
  • CTG
    Not half bad, Overdrijf!
  • CTG
    How can I apply for designing a guest track these days? :cheesy:
  • Overdrijf
    The tracks for this year have been taken on/assigned in a forum topic I think, I suppose there will be another one like that at the end of this year?

Aug 31

  • Duplode
    CTG: As Overdrijf says, there will be a forum topic for that sometime soon. If you have a specific month in mind, just tell us here and we'll book it for you.
  • Cas
    CTG: Also, if you're interested, I'm planning to reopen Race for Kicks with a race for the Super Kart. If you'd like, you could provide a track. It's OWOOT. And hey, also, have you tried my editor, Bliss? :cheesy:
  • Cas
    Wow! 2:08! It does look like you'll end up making it less than 2 minutes :cheesy:
  • Cas
    CTG:... or maybe Overdrijf would like to make a track for his Kart and you can make another for a car of your choice.
  • Seeker1982
    I honestly thought these times were impossible - I can't figure out how to get around normal - not-banked - corners around so fast (in 5th gear)
  • Overdrijf
    I'm willing to make a track. And I have tried bliss a bit. Was waiting till I had a bit more feedback to reply in the topic. It's a great improvement UI wise over the things I used before. As for the speed in turns: take the widest racing line possible, break before the turn, not during, stop steering just before you start sliding (RH is great for corners), be in the right gear and put some gas into at least the last bit of the corner, and if you really want to get serious: do the track section by section. Don't even start being serious about the fourth corner until you have a replay where the first one is perfected. That's how the pro's do it, and that's how they'll beat the current times by I think about 8 seconds driven time. Aaaah, a wall of text in the shoutbox!
  • Overdrijf
    (Brake, not break. Don't break before the turn please.)
  • dreadnaut
    Mmmh, is CTG doing that again with the automatic transmission?

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