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May 1

  • dreadnaut
    🚨 I've fixed 4-year old bug on the sign-up page, which stored an incorrect birth date. If you have signed up in the past four years, you might see a box on the home page about it. Let me know if any dates need fixing. For everyone, your birth date is now visible on your profile page. Thanks to @KyLiE for spotting the issue.

May 2

  • dreadnaut
    Quiet replay published!
  • afullo
    Narrowly into the points, for the 54th consecutive race. Not sure about how much I will be able to keep the trend further, given the high number of skilled racers this year.
  • KyLiE
    That's quite a streak @afullo! Well done!
  • GTAMan15
    And I'm at the 11th place at the end. I don't think it's bad from 20 places
  • Seeker1982
    I'm quite happy with my 3rd place :smiley:
  • GTAMan15
    You're a beast when it comes to racing @Seeker1982
  • Ryoma
    @dreadnaut my birthday is 6th not 1st. @all you are insanely speed...
  • GTAMan15
    Keep on racing, and trying Ryoma, and so you'll be better over the months/years. Remember, that every sent replay counts as practice
  • dreadnaut
    Although you don't actually need to send every replay :smiley: you can use the RPL Info page (see menu on the left) to validate your laps and see their corrected time.
  • dreadnaut
    Scoreboard confirmed! Congratulations to @Duplode, @AkossPoo and @Seeker1982. A hard competition also mid-scoreboard, well done everyone, from @afullo to @Zapper :grin:
  • dreadnaut
    @Ryoma Birthday fixed, thank you!
  • Seeker1982
    btw yesterday I had my birthday :cheesy: Next year I'm officially not a "young man" anymore From me big congrats to @AkossPoo, didn't expect that my Lap in the LM002 was improveable. Otherwhise, both 1st and 2nd would have been public replays - how often does that happen? But as said I'm quite happy with 3rd place :smiley:
  • Ryoma
    @dreadnaut we send a lot of replay to try to overload the network lol

May 3

  • Akoss Poo
    @Seeker1982 Thanks! As for our sector times, our replays are quite similar. But watching the replays, we did the tricky sections quite differently. I think around 1:06.00 could also have been possible -- but not for me. @CTG did 1:07.45 with auto trm, and there were 4 locations on the track where manual trm had an advantage (earlier transmission): jumping off the loop, small jump in the corkscrew, around ~50s in the air between the two elevated corners and jumping off the last elevated corner. That could have yielded more than 0.75-0.85 seconds for him by repeating his lap with manual trm. And also grats to you and of course to the winner, @Duplode!
  • dreadnaut
    New track is up! ZCT237 is "Symbolic Link" by Cas 🚀 — Note that this race will have only 8 public days.
  • dreadnaut
    Symbolic Link is also the current track on Race For Kicks. Go upload a replay there as well — but remember that R4K is OWOOT, and the car of the month is the Jaguar.
  • GTAMan15
    Countach is superior over Trueno
  • dreadnaut
    And the Jaguar should appear above the P962 in the coefficient table. I'll fix that issue later today 🔨
  • GTAMan15
    @dreadnaut Is this a new rule modification, that public days are shortened to one week, or this race only?
  • dreadnaut
    It's an experiment, so we'll try for a few races, unless we discover it makes things worse and revert it immediately :smiley:
  • GTAMan15
    Oh, well
  • Ryoma
    Long but cool track. Forza GTO !!
    Ferrari 1:49.35
  • GTAMan15
    @Ryoma You deserve LTB
  • Ryoma
    The big jump is hard for the Countach
    Lambo 1:38.73
  • Ryoma
    What is LTB?
  • GTAMan15
    Leading time bonus -> After you're becoming the 1st in position, the longer you stay, the more LTB you'll have. For example: 1 LTB -> 1 hours being first
  • GTAMan15
    But in the case you'll upload a better replay within an hour (You're already at 1st) the LTB will be recalculated from the time you sent your 2nd replay
  • Ryoma
    Ah ok, thanks for the informations
  • Ryoma
    And for having made about 40 cars where is my 40% bonus? Lol
  • GTAMan15
    Petition to @dreadnaut to grant @Ryoma with a 40% bonus on this race
  • Ryoma
    With the big jump before ice, I think it will be difficult to make a GAR lap.
  • GTAMan15
    Is this track even possible to beat without penalties?
    Lambo 1:28.79 A
  • KaoS
    Maybe i drive so Bad but Slow Cars have really hard Time with this Big Jump XD in GAR Comp
  • GTAMan15
    But if you could achieve better time with Countach
  • Ryoma
    Ok akoss poo has kill the game
  • matamo
    bastard!
    BMW DTM 1:37.99
  • GTAMan15
    "Race4 For Kicks"
  • KyLiE
    @Ryoma, it's easy with a fast car!
    Jaguar 1:45.11
  • GTAMan15
    But you're at 1:45,11 @KyLiE which means with faster cars you'll get less points
  • Ryoma
    Delta forever
    Lancia 1:40.81
  • Ryoma
    Next track with this *+-%?!#@€& supermarket corskrew, I will rate one star. The name of the game is not "4d Supermarket exit".
  • Zapper
    First atempt
    Lambo 1:25.09
  • Cas
    Hello! So, I've been so busy since I started with my new job that I forgot I had to post a track here. Dreadnaut contacted me and gave me the great idea of running this track in parallel, as the race has just begun in R4K as well, so here it is! Hope you guys enjoy it! Try it OWOOT in R4K too! -- By the way @Dreadnaut, I think there's an extra "4" in the note at the top of the scoreboard. It's cool that we have the announcement there :smiley:
  • afullo
    Good idea! But I'm unable to directly post the replay submitted in R4K, since I named the track as R4K-2105, while the uploader here requires ZCT238. Editing some of the first bytes with an hex editor should work, however.
  • Ryoma
    @KyLiE you are sure you are a newbie? Lol
  • KyLiE
    Ha ha! Sure am @Ryoma! :smiley:
  • afullo
    I can't post the replay. Even after modifying the name in ZCT238, it says that it does not match the track name. Also, loading the hex modified .rpl works correctly (provided that the same track is both present as R4K-2105 and ZCT238), but running again the latest seconds and resaving does not fix. :sad:
  • Ryoma
    Waiting for my 40% bonus
  • dreadnaut
    @Ryoma You got it! 1h + 40% = 1h 24m which rounds down to 1h :tongue:
  • Ryoma
    If you want more cars, it could be an idea....
  • dreadnaut
    @afullo Yep, ZakStunts is quite strict when it comes to uploaded replays. Both name and track contents need to be correct. Maybe in your replay there's a Bliss 0x98 byte at the end of the track data?
  • afullo
    @dreadnaut: yes, there was a 0x98 at byte 1827 (decimal), it worked after substitution with 0x00. Thanks!
  • Akoss Poo
    This track is much more fun with the Indy... But it seems I have to start the engine of the Countach and find back some of my Countach skills, which my fingers isn't teeming with... :-(

May 4

  • satanziege
    Uh oh, not my track :-P But Top 10 for now!
    Lambo 1:46.32 A
  • Cas
    Alright! I'll try my own track here without looking at any replay. Uhm... R4K makes track verification by checking the 1801 bytes that compose the actual track information, so renaming does not cause any problem. This means that, if you use the modified version provided by ZakStunts, you can later post the replay in R4K. The thing is that isn't very useful anyway, as OWOOT is more restrictive than ZakStunts' free-style.
  • Cas
    One try with the P962....
    P962 1:32.82
  • Cas
    A DTM attempt to improve it...
    BMW DTM 1:29.25
  • Akoss Poo
    That was my best Indy replay.
    Indy 1:22.61
  • Akoss Poo
    The Lancia also seems to be slow...
    Lancia 1:28.31
  • Akoss Poo
    First try. Have I ever mentioned that I hate this car? The track is not bad, better than the previous one.
    Lambo 1:14.27
  • GTAMan15
    Previous track is the one I like better, but I also hate the Countach
  • Ryoma
    How you succeed with the magic carpet? I tried and failed everytime yesterday
  • Akoss Poo
    Aaaah, 24 hours of leading time with 6 leading replays, fantastic... Maybe after 60 leading replays, I will earn a point...
  • Stan 286XT
    Is better a .TRK good for all cars! this is an INDY.TRK! is better run whith same road for the jump and tere is not .trk for brake boh?
  • GTAMan15
    You have to be very fast at the double jump (At first glance I thought it will be impossible), @Akoss_Poo found a new way to do the loop trick
  • Ryoma
    Thanks GTAMAN15 but maybe I miss understood but it does not work... always I jump but nothing after....f@#€
  • GTAMan15
    I hope next track won't have such things like this
  • Ryoma
    Yes for real newbie, it's difficult and with no explanation, it's like a bad joke....
  • Akoss Poo
    BÖFF

May 5

  • dreadnaut
    I have to say, if I had noticed the double jump immediately, I would have modified the track. I strive for all tracks to be viable with any car, without long excursions the grass.
  • dreadnaut
    Now I have three options: a) I leave things as they are, and some people will manage the jump with the lambo, some will not b) I fix the track and restart the race c) I change car coefficients to bring a faster car level with the Lambo. Let me know what you think, although it's not a vote—the decision is still up to me.
  • Cas
    My personal opinion is that the race should go on. Whether you drive on grass, your replay is still valid. If driving on grass makes your lap time still good, then why not? With some cars, you'll have to do something that's different from what you do with others and that happens always. That part is only my opinion. Now I'll be more strict in this other part: the double jump is a crucial part of the design of this track. If you do remove it, I would like the race name to be changed, please. Otherwise, in the future, if somebody is looking for a track called "Symbolic link", they won't know which is the right one. Just to avoid confusion.
  • Cas
    Another, somewhat related, topic. I've made a little proggie to patch your R4K replays of this month so you can post them in ZakStunts. I put it in the forum here: Zakize - Make your replays compatible with ZakStunts - Of course, if the track does get modified, this won't work, because it'd be a different track, but if it isn't, you can use this to post your R4K replays as GAR here, for example. Hope you guys find it useful
  • Cas
    Oh, I was just thinking... I would like to provide an extra possible solution to this, if you guys would prefer. I still like it better as it is, but, if you guys would prefer to restart the race, I could make the track modifications myself or provide another track. If I modify it, I'll probably like to make a detour so that there's an alternative path, but wouldn't remove the path that has the double jump. Anyway, it's up to Dreadnaut, but it'd be interesting to read more opinions.
  • afullo
    For me it should be option a).
  • Alan Rotoi
    What a strange elevated road! IMO we should go on. Maybe the LM002 won't make that jump but it's not big deal.
  • matamo
    4d supermarket exit LOL
  • KyLiE
    I don't have any issues with this track or the current car bonus coefficients. Therefore, I think the race should continue as is.
  • Duplode
    I feel we should go on, as it seems too late to start over. It's a little unfortunate that the double jump is rather nasty with the Countach, largely because of anti-powergear. All things considered, though, I think we can live with it.
    Audi 1:18.48
  • Duplode
    By the way, a tip for those who are learning the Countach. Above 140 mph or so, it is better to climb ramps with the Countach without accelerating, as in that case anti-powergear can slow you down. For similar reasons, when landing from jumps with the Countach at high speeds (180+ mph), it is often better to lift the throttle just before hitting the ground, and waiting a little while before continuing to accelerate.
  • Ryoma
    Go on like this...I have a bit issue maybe cause by the antivirus of my company : I cannot save or load replay. I click the option and nothing happening.
  • Ryoma
    In fact, dosbox bug only with the mercedes dtm for saving and loading. MANY THANKS FOR @Duplode for his advices... For all, you see my skill is not and will not like you...si you can help me....
    Lambo 1:22.79
  • KyLiE
    @Ryoma, your two most recent GAR replays are invalid. In the Ferrari GTO, you went off the track at 1:42.20. In the BMW M3 E30 DTM, you went off the track at 0:49.25, 1:17.90 and 1:28.85. The GAR competition is strict about this. Great driving otherwise! :smiley:
  • Ryoma
    Yes but the DTM car are so little lol
  • Ryoma
    Trueno said :"CAS kill me with this track!"
    Trueno 1:54.34
  • Cas
    Ha, ha... sorry. This track was originally designed with the Jaguar in mind, because at the moment, I didn't know it was going to go into ZakStunts. With my new job, I had forgotten that it was my track posting month here. I honestly don't think I have the skills to do it with the Lamborghini so I'll stick to the DTM cars and the P962. Of course, I'll give the Lambo a try, but just a try. And I agree, the Trueno has no chance here!
  • Akoss Poo
    You don't have to do the double jump with the Countach. If you jump off the ramp to the right, you can drive close to the wall of the elevated road until you reach the icy corners. It is much more worthy I think than the 36 s penalty or even than driving a chanceless car...
  • Ryoma
    Thanks Akoss poo for your advice
    Lancia 1:38.90
  • Ryoma
    @CAS you sell the skin of the Panda before killing it :wink:
    Trueno 1:38.73
  • Alan Rotoi
    @Ryoma yes, it's called "credit" :cheesy:

May 6

  • Cas
    :cheesy: By the way, you're all invited to also try this track OWOOT in Race For Kicks! Two flavours for one track (or rather, three, because GAR is very different too!) are not seen together all the time! Thanks, @Dreadnaut, for the idea of running the race in parallel. We have some sparks sometimes, but we both know well enough to recognise good will!
  • Ryoma
    @Cas it depends if I have got my bonus of 40% because of my 40 cars lol
  • Ryoma
    Everybody has abandonned the Truckghini.....
    LM002 1:42.08
  • Ryoma
    Artistic note 10/10....let's see!!!!!
    Indy 3:50.57

May 8

  • Stan 286XT
    Stunt simulate the heavy of the car:BMW TDM 1,5T TRUCK LAMBO (a tank)is too heavy,Jaguar XJR9 IMSA 885KG, 1/2. whit a car usually 1200kg tere is not too mach chance to make second jump whit a 286 8Mhz 640KB of ram. For me the second jump is wrong!!!!!
    BMW DTM 1:53.62 A
  • Stan 286XT
    TURBO 286!!!!!
    Lancia 1:42.34 A

May 9

  • Ryoma
    @stan 286xt don't try to finalize the jump but drive on the right after the jump. You must be close the ramp. When you arrive to the hill,go right and aim the limits beetwen ice and tarmac.
  • Stan 286XT
    If is the car is light and powerful you can make the 2ND jump whit 5TH gear but you fly; whit termal thyre and professional brake (indy) can stop the car Fast!!!!
  • Ryoma
    It's the reason to jump on the right, grass help you in braking

May 10

  • KyLiE
    @Ryoma, your most recent GAR replay is invalid because you went off the track at 1:43.75. Do you know how to check your replays using the F3 top-down view?

May 12

  • CTG
    Öblös sörböff!
  • Shoegazing Leo
    Um
    Jaguar 1:48.20 A
  • Shoegazing Leo
    Dois
    Lambo 1:34.11 A
  • Shoegazing Leo
    Três
    Ferrari 1:44.62 A
  • Shoegazing Leo
    Quatro?
    BMW DTM 1:39.75 A
  • Stan 286XT
    AHHH!!!!! Whit a 286 I can't mach a Pentium :sad:
  • Stan 286XT
    I found on web a version 4D-sport Driving 11 tottaly compatible whih BB11 This wersion when I Stunts_k make a screen Mindscape how confortable! and then 2 cars and under in gold "4D SPORT" and spry DRIVING AMAZING!!!!!!AMAZING!!!!!!AMAZING!!!!!!

May 15

  • Cas
    Been trying to improve my lap to no avail!

May 19

May 21

  • Stan 286XT
    Smartfone Nokia X6 is very GOOD!!!!
  • GTAMan15
    Nokia 1112

May 22

  • Alan Rotoi
    Melange XGT-88 19 anniversary. Coming soon!!

May 24

  • Alan Rotoi
    A new video! This time is a farewell to the old version and a welcome to the new Melange! Enjoy!

May 27

  • Stan 286XT
    l have added Stunt in my prefer on my 1st smartfone!!! MwM

May 28

  • dreadnaut
    @Stan you can also add the mobile page to the phone home screen! http://zak.stunts.hu/mobile
  • GTAMan15
    @dreadnaut this looks really weird with a PC monitor, but makes sense on a phone of course
  • dreadnaut
    Yup, it's only meant as a more readable mobile page, to keep up to date with messages and the current race.

May 29

  • CTG
    B.ö f f !!!
  • Overdrijf
    I went pretty last day tryhard today, and all I have to show for it are lots and lots of replays of both the Acura and the Indy failing to take the second corner. ...Plus this replay.
    BMW DTM 1:20.70

May 30

  • Stan 286XT
    For me this ztc238.trk was a new thing I didn't think the editor made you take such a long jump. I would have thought wrong road interrupted. With race for kiks mod there are too many crashes. With the 286 my car explodes on the gard reil it's frustrating!!!!!
  • Overdrijf
    Stunts allows this jump because there is technically only a one tile gap. It just happens that the gap follows a level bridge piece rather than a ramp up. It's a bit of a weird oversight in the code, but it allows for some cool variations on tracks, so it works out in the end.
  • Friker
    Very nice ride, Overdrijf. I missed that tunnel's rooftop. Why did not you ride Lambo? Now I cannot remember if I sent a correct replay. :smiley: Btw - has anyone tried to skip icy corners after that big jump (land on the grass after the jump)? Or powergear at ZCT234 (I was hoping for a nice winning PG surprise)?
  • Overdrijf
    Because I didn't feel like driving Lambo, basically. Which is why I went Acura. A preliminary drive by Duplode suggested it was at least sort of competitive. When the Acura beat me I tried the Indy because I was now invested in trying to do a powergear run. When that didn't work out I went for what's familiar. I'm not even sure I could have done a better lap than this in the Lambo given the same amount of time before the deadline. Although part of that is hindsight, I got pretty lucky with the amount of time it took to do the loopcut.
  • dreadnaut
    Let's publish those quiet replays and see...
  • Shoegazing Leo
    The importance of do the things before the deadline. My lower back is killing me and I was out of combat all the week, but I sent the new track some weeks ago...
  • dreadnaut
    Scoreboard confirmed! Congratulations to Akoss Poo, Duplode and Alan Rotoi 🏆
  • Duplode
    Congratulations, Alan! Also, nice showings from Friker and Ryoma. And get well soon @ShoegazingLeo!
  • Ryoma
    But I'm the faster with the Indy !!! Look my funny replay !!!

May 31

  • Alan Rotoi
    Thank you! Congrats to @Akoss and @Dup too!
  • dreadnaut
    Impressive lap @Alan, great use of magic carpets :smiley: — and now the new track is up, thank you @Leo!
  • Alan Rotoi
    Lol I'm stallin' lost :cheesy: Don't watch my rpl
    Mercedes DTM 1:56.23
  • Akoss Poo
    Thanks and grats, boys! :-)
  • Akoss Poo
    How could the Mercedes and the BMW bonus percentage both rise by 11%?
  • afullo
    Track creator's choice, it will not reflect on the following tracks...
  • Akoss Poo
    Track creator can have only a +10 range of choice, which should be compensated by a -10 adjustment of one or more cars.
  • Overdrijf
    Looks like someone likes sharp corners. That, and hills.
  • Stan 286XT
    Ohhhhh!!! Slime.TRK!
    LM002 2:32.50 A
  • Duplode
    There were some changes to the bonus adjustments for this season. I believe the zero-sum rule has gone away, but the ten points limit, in principle, hasn't. See this post by dreadnaut: Cars and rules for 2021
  • dreadnaut
    What Duplode said :smiley: For this long-ish track, +5/+5 didn't feel enough, and I didn't want to choose one of the DTM cars over the other. They are similar after all, so I gave both +10 to keep them paired.
  • Akoss Poo
    Does it mean that after the race their bonus will be lowered together as well (assuming that one of them will be the winning car)?
  • dreadnaut
    This year the "author bonus" only lasts for one track. Once the race is over, the +10 will be gone from both cars. After that, we reduce the points as usual for the cars on the podium, and increase everything else.
  • Akoss Poo
    Well I wasn't clear or you don't understand me, but I wasn't talking only about the author bonus, rather about treating the cars as one or not. But I think if you treated the two cars together regarding the author bonus, you should do so regarding the winning car bonus reduction, too.
  • dreadnaut
    Yeah, I think I mis-read your previous message 🤔 I'm not sure how it would work, because the automatic changes are made to keep the overall points stable between seasons. Removing double points would affect the total, and removing half from each would be unfair if one cars fill the podium, and the other goes unused. My intention was to give people more options, but if that screws up everything else, then I'll add points to one car and that's it.
  • dreadnaut
    Maybe I could give +5/+5 to both, and avoid the problem altogether. They are likely to be the cars for this race anyway.

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