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Feb 1

  • Duplode
    And happy birthday @Overdrijf!
  • Heretic
    I'm too lazy for this kind of track
    Jaguar 1:12.60 A
  • dreadnaut
    Happy birthday @Overdrijf 🎉
  • dreadnaut
    And welcome back to @Heretic! I was wondering were you and @Stingray86 where hiding :smiley:

Feb 2

  • Igorp
    Hey Matamo, don't worry about Shoegazing Leo, you've lost your spot now.
  • Overdrijf
    Thanks!
  • Usrin
    BÖFF!
    Jaguar 1:15.39
  • Heretic
    @dreadnaut :smiley:

Feb 3

  • Shoegazing Leo
    Last year I knew this australian band:
  • matamo
    Shoegazing Leo, are you a Brazilian living in Melbourne?
  • Shoegazing Leo
    No. I just discovered them on the internet...
  • Duplode
    Nice one, @ShoegazingLeo! As far as Australian bands are concerned, my favourite recent find is:

Feb 4

  • matamo
    Tropical Fuck Storm is the best. I saw them a few months before the virus and they were perfect. @ShoegazingLeo, perhaps I am out of touch :sad: Now I need to see how many of my friends know about Soft Rubbish
  • Duplode
    @matamo Cool! It must have been around the time I last got to be at a gig here...
  • Duplode
    Apropos of nothing, CTG has 21 hours for 12...
  • Akoss Poo
    Let's try it for this one and only time!
    Jaguar 1:27.96 A
  • dreadnaut
    @Duplode That video 😂
  • CTG
    I don't really care about LTB this year.
    Jaguar 0:59.33
  • CTG
    böff
    Jaguar 0:59.20
  • dreadnaut
    Let's make an effort at least.
    Jaguar 1:07.51
  • Akoss Poo
    Well, not a funny driving style. Could still be improved... but I won't try. Banked roads can cause unwanted 'cheap speed-ups', which can destroy your good lap. Much enjoyable to drive only simple no-RH, I am at 1:26 auto trm.
    Jaguar 1:26.70 A
  • Duplode
    @AkossPoo Banked road jumps are allowed under GAR rules. The disallowed "cheap speed-ups" are the ones that rely on collision bugs, such as those involving pipe or boulevard walls.

Feb 5

  • Akoss Poo
    @Duplode: oh, damn...

Feb 6

  • CTG
    @dreadnaut: I'm not sure whether the way I leave the last cork l/r is valid or not. Could you please check it?
    Jaguar 1:26.83 A
  • Duplode
    @CTG I've had a look at it, and it isn't valid. At least one pixel of the car must cross the cork surface join line (highlighted in red) on both entry and exit, so it's a near miss. 8Qr55m2.png
  • CTG
    @Duplode: thanks! Then it's better to improve... :smiley:
    Jaguar 1:26.48 A
  • Akoss Poo
    Well, then my replay isn't valid either, because of the first cork... I must say that this is a very stupid rule...
  • CTG
    The GAR rules are way too strict. Live (WSM) racing without OWOOT restriction is cool. OWOOT with RH is challenging. But together... uhm... annoying.
  • Akoss Poo
    I would have thought that a banked road entry/leaving bug jump is possibly a bigger mistake than making that small, non-bug non-speed increasing 'jump' at the end of the corkscrew. After a two-part family party at my father's, followed at my uncle's, I just tried to perform a lap with the proper (IMO too strict) corkscrew leaving method. That is all I can do after a lot of beer and pálinka, please take this lap into consideration if any of my previous GAR laps are invalid.
  • Akoss Poo
    this lap
    Jaguar 1:26.65 A
  • Duplode
    Years ago, I presented a similar case against the strict l/r cork rule to Marco, but couldn't persuade him to drop it. If I had to argue *for* it now, it would go like this: (1) Not crossing the line on entry amounts to a collision bug. (2) Though the situation on exit is not as clear cut, larger exit jumps stretch the limits of OWOOT (they are kind of a move away from the track surface) and can bring rather large speed gains. Assuming that is a concern, the simplest way to deal with it is also making it necessary to cross the line on exit. (3) Though the rule is quite annoying until you get used to it (back in the day, I spent months grumbling about it here!), ultimately it is a more reasonable restriction than banning banked road jumps because we have a reasonably large degree of control over the line through the cork (in contrast, banked road jumps are often involuntary).
    Jaguar 0:56.20
  • CTG
    böff
    Jaguar 0:58.86
  • Duplode
    One more GAR lap. This is a really good track, @AkossPoo! It has a lot of depth, in both modalities.
    Jaguar 1:24.13

Feb 7

  • CTG
    Happy birthday, Lene!
  • afullo
    Nice how every replay goes available even before the publication of the quiet replays. :wink:
  • dreadnaut
    Time is up! Thank you everyone for taking part in the first race of the season :smiley: Let's publish those quiet replays...
  • Overdrijf
    22 entrants in the first race, feels good.
  • Overdrijf
    And no less than 15 in GAR even.
  • CTG
    @Duplode: maybe a comparison video on the map? :roll eyes:
  • Duplode
    @CTG Sure! I'm already planning it :smiley:
  • Alan Rotoi
    Congrats @Duplode !!!
  • afullo
    And here it is my 51st consecutive race in the top 12! This time I risked to be out for the first occurrence since Fall 2016...
  • Duplode
    Thanks @AlanRotoi! I enjoyed watching you put that rooftop to good use in your lap :smiley:
  • dreadnaut
    Replays checked, and scoreboard confirmed! Congratulations to Duplode, Alan Rotoi, and CTG 🏆 —But all the sub-minute replays are pretty impressive, go have a look :shocked:
  • dreadnaut
    The new track is up, and it looks fun! Thanks to KyLie for ZCT235 :smiley:
    Melange 1:36.10 A
  • Overdrijf
    There are barely any corners on this map, how do i keep crashing into so many of them>?
    BMW DTM 1:38.22
  • CTG
    Looks like a reindeer...
  • CTG
    Okay, now I'm sure that Countach will be the car of the month. Too bad, my motto is "don't touch the Countach".
  • Overdrijf
    The Canttouch?
  • CTG
    haha, remember this
    Lotus 1:26.94
  • Alan Rotoi
    @Ayrton, the best stunts racer ever.
  • CTG
    My best ghost ever.

Feb 8

  • Shoegazing Leo
    Dislexic should avoid to send pubic repays.
  • Shoegazing Leo
    Pubic relay, shaved... err public replay shaped
    Melange 1:43.07 A
  • Shoegazing Leo
    Saved, or whatever
  • Duplode
    GAR stewardship update: @AkossPoo, I have checked your 1:38.80 lap, and as you had warned there indeed is a GAR-invalid l/r cork drop at 28.45. Your other four GAR laps are legal. For the sake of even-handedness, I have also verified everyone else's final laps. There were GAR violations in Friker's 1:49.95 (1:17.00, also a l/r cork exit) and Straycat's 2:22.35 (2:00.60, track limits). The GAR flag was cleared from those three laps; they remain on the database and on the main scoreboard as usual.
  • KyLiE
    I hope everyone enjoys the track! :smiley:
    Lotus 1:27.89
  • CTG
    @KyLiE: well, not really... Mirror Lake = two inner loopcuts + maxout in corners, with Countach/Lotus. IMSA / DTM cars would suit better.
    Lotus 1:26.91
  • Akoss Poo
    Or without the water, it could have been a relatively easy power gear track.
  • CTG
    @AkossPoo: without water it's not really a lake. :cheesy: But sure, it would be a lot better without that lake.
  • Akoss Poo
    @CTG yes... but the track name could also have been changed, or the lake could have been put at the banked corner/finish line part of the track.
  • CTG
    Btw: Száraz tónak nedves partján döglött béka kuruttyol, hallgatja egy süket ember, ki a vízben lubickol. :cheesy: (Hungarian folk song, quite a stupid one: https://hu.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sz%C3%A1raz_t%C3%B3nak_nedves_partj%C3%A1n )
  • Stan 286XT
    Is a .trk very fast whith 286 Delta go s on the high road!

Feb 9

  • Cas
    Here goes my first attempt on this track!
    Melange 1:39.43
  • Cas
    And a GAR replay!
    Melange 1:46.05

Feb 10

  • Cas
    Trying the Lotus...
    Lotus 1:40.19
  • Duplode
    As promised to @CTG, here is a top 6 Cartography animation for ZCT234 :smiley:
  • Alan Rotoi
    Wow! Nice video!!
  • dreadnaut
    Very interesting to see how using the loop instead of cutting it actually pays off. And also Duplode's other cut later.
  • CTG
    @Duplode: great work again, thank you! (Oh, that fuckin' green snail... at least the red one stayed behind.)
  • CTG
    Anyone to take the lead? I would like to see loopcuts! :cheesy:
  • dreadnaut
    My loopcuts are great, it's my cornering that needs a lot of work :grin:
  • CTG
    @dreadnaut: :shocked: (I hate inner loopcuts)
  • dreadnaut
    Yeah, I never enjoy them, but it might be easier here as the car is jumping into the loop from a hill slope.
  • CTG
    It means about 4 seconds. Or even more with Countach. I guess Zak McWhatever will be on podium.
  • CTG
    McWhatever = mistyping 3x in a row, Kracken of course.
  • CTG
    Btw keep the Lotus over 100 mph in each corner.

Feb 11

  • Cas
    A little improvement with the Lotus. Really hard to do those corners!
    Lotus 1:37.42
  • Marco
    not the lead but at least some loopcuts
    Lotus 1:26.21
  • CTG
    Too weak loopcuts... :roll eyes:
    Lotus 1:21.94

Feb 12

  • Stan 286XT
    On test Drive 2 tere is polce car why in stunts21 terisent Carabinieri Car?
  • afullo
    Happy 30th anniversary, Broderbund version 1.1! :smiley: Well, which model of car driven by Carabinieri could be inserted? :wink:
  • Duplode
    @Stan286XT, @afullo: Thanks to Ryoma, we're getting a Lamborghini Diablo, so maybe an extra colour scheme could be borrowed from NFS III :cheesy: LXhyDDS.png

Feb 13

  • Marco
    You mentioned test drive 2 ... I need a programmer to slowdown on TD2 the police at the max difficulty level. It runs at 200Mph so you cannot enjoy a challenge with slower car like Testarossa or Countach because Police catches you very fast. At lower difficulty levels the police is slower but also your opponent ... it would be great to tune the game to have the police that runs at 100 or 120 mph at the max level too
  • dreadnaut
    Small update: tracks sometimes have notes attached to them, but they've never been visible. Well, now they are :smiley:
  • afullo
    Hot Pursuit < 3 ... they were simpler times. :wink:
  • Stan 286XT
    You can olso run at max speed and finish the course before it stop you!!! about 0,5 miles?
  • CTG
    Happy birthday, Lupuszka! :grin:
  • afullo
    One second at 245 mph is about 0,07 miles...
  • Shoegazing Leo
    Eu não tinha ideia que o @Zapper era português. Logo, eu posso me referir a ele com uns 50% dos membros não entendendo completamente e uns 15% indo na inteligibilidade mútua do espanhol ou do italiano.

Feb 14

  • Cas
    Es verdad. Aproximadamente la mitad de los participantes nos podemos entender con lenguas latinas :smiley:
  • CTG
    Join USL2021, one slot is left! UnskilledStunts League 2021

Feb 15

  • Alan Rotoi
    I would like to join!
  • dreadnaut
    Development never stops! Check the Leading Times section for a new visualisation of LTB hours. "Shift-Refresh" if it looks odd :smiley:
  • afullo
    Nice! :smiley: Cars are just too big on mobile... :wink:

Feb 18

  • Alan Rotoi
    Watch this nice opponents AI analysis:
  • Daniel3D
    I know. OPP files (opponents) It shows that there is a difference. But not how Stunts manages it..
  • Stan 286XT
    Helen you are too bad!!!! Cherry whith opponent blaster I give you same grip and you run fast like Skid Try to make this video "the duel" 4ds nec v30 640kb ram vs stunt 1.1 intel 80286 8 mhz 640 kb of ram If is not a 386 AI is more intelligent!!!!!
  • Duplode
    Very nice video; thanks for sharing Alan!
    Lotus 1:25.99

Feb 19

  • Duplode
    The updated Competition Archive is now available! Get it at http://zak.stunts.hu/dl/competition-archive-2020.zip
  • Stan 286XT
    ON O1MELEE.TRK 2:24 WHIT LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE!!!
  • Duplode
    Fine choice of track, @Stan286XT :smiley: (Melee, the first track of 4DSL, is the first entry in the Competition Archive unified list of races.)

Feb 21

  • Alan Rotoi
    @Stan286XT nice choice thank you! There will be news about this track soon :wink:
  • GTAMan15
    Did anyone experience the 32 cars limit in Stunts? So if you put more, than 32 cars into Stunts' main directory, the remaining ones will not show up, but repeat the first car instead
  • afullo
    There is also a 255 files limit among TRK and HIG, such that if you have more than 127 tracks in which you have raced at least once, some of them will not be shown...
  • CTG
    Old school draw for USL2021:
  • dreadnaut
    Brilliant! I watched it all, full screen, on the edge of my seat :smiley: — Great mug by the way 🚗
  • dreadnaut
    You can now rate tracks once a race is finished! Let's start with ZCT234 :smiley: — some style changes, clear your cache if things look out of place.
  • It's full of stars

    Hello everyone, welcome to the new season! Oh, you say, it's been going for a weeks, and we are already midway through the second race? Details, I will reply to you :)

    Yes, ZakStunts 2021 started in January with an ZCT234, an interesting track by Akoss Poo. We saw great participation and a nice battle, with Duplode, Alan Rotoi, and CTG on the podium.

    Friker passed by to say hello, but the scoreboard also included a few new drivers: Igorp and matamo joined us from Australia, and after many years Zapper himself—of "Tuned for Real" custom cars fame—descended on the track.

    So many stars behind the steering wheel, but there's more that glitters this month!

    Website updates

    I've been working behind the scenes to improve a few things on the competition website. It'll be a slow process, but a few bits are already visible.

    First, races from 2020 onward (which follow the new LTB rules) have now a different bar chart for the leading-time hours. I hope that will make it easier to understand what is happening, and how many hours are assigned to whom, or left to assign.

    Second, you can now rate tracks! You can only rate tracks for which you have submitted a replay, and voting will be open for only three weeks after the end of a race. A prompt to rate will appear both above the track scoreboard and on the home page. The plan is to put these ratings together at the end of the season to crown the "Track of the Year".

    As usual, let me know on the forum if anything behaves oddly. Or more oddly than usual 😅

Feb 22

  • Duplode
    @GTAMan15 Indeed. StuntsCarSwapper (http://scr.stunts.hu/files/utils/SCS.zip ) was written as a way to deal with the 32-car limit. I don't think I have ever used it as often as in the last few weeks :smiley:
  • Stan 286XT
    If I use mindscape 4Ds 1.1 the sistem said is borebund 1.0
  • GTAMan15
    @Stan That's because the game, that it's bored of running already
  • Stan 286XT
    I have got AMIGA500 with 4D Sports Driving and the sistem said it stunt borebund I.O this is not democratic!I can't send replays
  • GTAMan15
    Do you want to use Amiga 500 instead of PC, while racing?
  • Stan 286XT
    Yes I have an AMIGA 500 and I can't send replay boh?!?
  • dreadnaut
    The ZakStunts competition only accepts replays driven with one of the Broderbund 1.1 releases. You can find it on the Downloads page, if you need.
  • dreadnaut
    Replay download temporarily broken, will fix in ~4h. (update: now fixed)
  • afullo
    We allowed MS and BB 1.0 replays until 2014, but there were often troubles in running them under BB 1.1...
  • GTAMan15
    Ahh yes, the glitches

Feb 25

  • Stan 286XT
    Bliss Stunt editor is powerfoul but the turn are not in the grid of my usb mice I need serial Mouse? becouse I click start line ^ and give me start line reverse non on the grid were I ponted booH?
  • afullo
    Since a large majority of users nowadays possess USB mice, Bliss is fully compatible with them. Did you press on the right track element (they are very near) ?
  • dreadnaut
    Only a week left for the leading-time bonus. Will anyone challenge CTG and try to prevent him from getting +2 points?

Feb 26

  • Overdrijf
    GTAMan just reminded me of a thing I did ones by leaving a comment, so that may be a good moment to share it here ones more as well. I made a dinosaur in Stunts. I did that as an April fools-like joke in relation to another game that is 2 decades younger than Stunts yet already pretty much gone and forgotten. Stunts has a pretty cool community.
  • Zak McKracken
    Lovely track & car combination
    Lotus 1:34.28

Feb 27

  • Cas
    @Stan Are you using Bliss under pure DOS or under DOSBox? Also, which version of Bliss do you have? I remember that at one point, the DOS version of Bliss had a displacement in mouse pointer detection. I fixed it, but I haven't tested that in a long time. If you can tell me which version and which platform you're using, I'll go directly to fixing it!
  • KyLiE
    Thanks @Zak, I'm glad you like it! @Overdrijf, that reminds me of the T-Rex in Need for Speed II.
  • GTAMan15
    I just realized, that if the loopcut doesn't work for me, just drive through it
  • dreadnaut
    That's some serious improvement @GTAMan15, well done!
  • GTAMan15
    I wanna do better lap times, but can't use manual gear
  • GTAMan15
    Now I know how to use the skidding of the car, I just feel it, when it'll go out of the track

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