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Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: zaqrack on June 02, 2006, 01:54:26 PM
Mark has made the breakthrough we were all longing for

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/norh_rules.htm

It's the first NoRH competition where the usage of RH can be checked.
All thanks to the video capture function in DosBox.

We all know the positive sides of this... finally a norh competition which is not based on honesty.

The cons:

-dosbox needs a stronger computer to run flawlessly, but as 1000Mhz does the trick, I think it's a problem which can be easily solved
-setting up the game in dosbox may be confusing for a newbie, but can be learned easily.
-the game flow will never be the same in dosbox as in native mode. the car handling always stays a bit jerky.
-this method only works with a limited number of competitiors and replays, and a very motivated competition manager. I can'T imagine a competition manager who can handle and check 90-120 replay videos/month (ZS gets this amount in average monthly)

still, my deepest congratulations fly out to Mark.
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on June 02, 2006, 02:34:38 PM
Zak, thanks for your words. I'm happy if my initiative arouses appreciation from who really loves Stunts.   :D
I really hope that the system that I have individuated can be OK and that it can be used from every Stunts pipsqueak!   :D
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: BonzaiJoe on June 02, 2006, 03:42:53 PM
This is so great! Good job Mark. Now I'm only fearing if my computer can run it, and exactly how jerky the handling is :-)
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: CTG on June 02, 2006, 05:53:37 PM
I have Pentium IV with 1.3 GHz - but DOS-BOx is not fluent. And if I start 'Snag it' video capture then I becomes even worse (2 or 3 pics/seconds, steering in one second late). I'm afraid I can't try this but I still say WSM LIVE RACE is the only original and real noRH contest (video files can be modified easily...). Another problem: the video files are too big.
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Paleke on June 02, 2006, 08:06:32 PM
Wow! :shock:  I think it's an excellent idea and I can't wait to try it. Unfortunately, my computer is slow, and more important, it is broken, and I don't know when I'm going to be able to fix it. :(  

As soon as I get my computer back, you'll receive a replay from me... :wink:
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on June 03, 2006, 12:57:27 AM
I'm not sure DosBox is running properly with Win 9x or Win Me. This program is made for Win XP.
I don't have XP, and I'm not the only one here.

But I can ask one fo my children to hold my camera and then make a small movie of me racing. Problem will be file size of the video. Numerous Mb for sure... Too much to send it by mail.

Only solution : upload it to a share website. Most known is RapidShare (http://www.rapidshare.de) but for Mark this will be a mess with this website due to the download limits.

I suggest then to use another one like MegaUpload (http://www.megaupload.com), or HemenPaylas (http://www.hemenpaylas.com), or another...
Even YouTube or Google video could be useful.

But again, people do not always have a digital camera. I was lucky winning one at my job's X-mas lottery 1 year and a half ago.

But there's no other solution : Win 9x allows game to run in pure Dos mode, and so no any video capture can be done.
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on June 03, 2006, 07:38:30 AM
Hi Krys,

reading the "DOSBox site" http://dosbox.sourceforge.net  I didn't read that DOSBox is made for WinXP or that it's not compatible with Win9x. Maybe it's simply necessary to change DOSBox settings to run it fluently under own O.S.

These are two links where it's possible to find useful informations:

http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php?page=RunningResourceDemandingGames

http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php?page=dosbox.conf%2Fcpu
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on June 04, 2006, 06:15:54 PM
Ok, I'll test DosBox.
But in the meantime I made a replay of my own.
Check it there : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT1qJZLq57Y (beware : 23 Mb)
Time is 1:04,55 and not 1:03,55 as written in title.
Enjoy too the marvelous music of Nightwish I was listening during racing (I know, Akoss won't like it as "women are not made to sing heavy metal" as he said :lol: ).
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: JTK on June 04, 2006, 08:09:12 PM
Great video! Nice race, also. I like to hear your keyboard while driving and to see the typing of your name!  :)
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on June 05, 2006, 08:48:42 AM
Great Krys!  :D
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: SuperBrian on June 05, 2006, 02:43:04 PM
I have 2 wierd problems, when I drive the dosbox 0.65!

Problem 1:) It says I shall mount C, before I can use the directory C.
So I wrote mount c, and then it says that the c-directory doesn't exist, which I why I thought I should mount it...

Problem 2: Then it says it can be fixed, if I press:
mount c c:\dosprog\(something I can't remember)\
but the thing is, that I can't use the symbol \, when I wrote it, the dosprogram jumps into the next line, here is an example:

mount c:\
dosprog\

- See, that's how it jumps into next line, if I use the symbol, can anyone fix my problem? :shock:
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on June 05, 2006, 03:27:32 PM
Well SuperBrian, I haven't unterstood very well what kind of problem you have meet and I' don't know which OS you have, but I try to explain how you can mount a virtual drive with DOSBox 0.65 with Windows OS.

1) Which is the directory on your PC where you have stunts.exe and all the others files (tracks, car, replay, ecc)? If it's C:\STUNTS then you have to write:

mount C C:\STUNTS  (press Enter)

The first "C" is the name that you assign at the virtual drive. It could be "D" or "E" or any letter you want, indipendently if you are only a drive C in your PC.

2) After that you have mounted the virtual drive you have to type the letter that you have choosen (C in the example) and : (two points). Then press Enter

3) When your prompt is C:\> you can type STUNTS_K (or the name of the exacutable file corresponding at STUNTS) and press Enter


I don't understand which is the symbol that you use that makes an automatic Enter, and I don't know why you have to use it. I don't use any symbol, simply I mount the virtual drive as I have wrote before. I think that if you succeed to mount the virtual drive in this way, you have no need to type other symbol.
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on June 05, 2006, 05:57:05 PM
I tried DOSBox just a few moments ago. My main problem is that Stunts runs a little bit slower than normal... :(

About the "\" problem, this is because DosBox keyboard is US, not your Danish keyboard SB.
My Stunts game is installed on a directory called "jeux" (means "games" in French) and sub-dir "D4D".

On DOSBox menu on start menu, open DOSBox.conf file and write the following lines at the end of it :
Quote
mount c c:\jeux\d4d
c:
stunts_k


1st line : replace "c:\jeux\d4d" with the name of your own Stunts directory, this is easy as the DOSBox.conf file is just a text file you can modify easily, and doing it will avoid you to do it every time you use DOSBox. Then typing "c:" at DOSBox prompt (originally "Z:") will lead you directly to your Stunts directory.
You can mount one directory for each game you would like to use with DOSBox : C for Stunts, D for another game, E for another game again...

2nd line : going to tunts directory as said just above.

3rd line : launch Stunts. :D

I added the 3rd line as I'll use DOSBox only for SDR noRH replays. I have Win 9x and a real DOS installed on my computer, so I don't need DOSBox to run any pure DOS program. So, I decided to launch automatically Stunts when starting DOSBox. :wink:
I hope this will help.
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Paleke on June 05, 2006, 05:58:38 PM
The symbol "\" is the one that makes an automatic "Enter", and he obviously has to use it.
Title: /-symbol = opposit slash?
Post by: SuperBrian on June 05, 2006, 06:38:51 PM
Extremely well articulated, paleke, that's exactly what happens..

Mark:

My problem is as Paleke discribed.
My directory is C:\stuntcar\stunts_k, but the problem is that I cannot type the \-symbol, so I cannot go further than to write: c: :!:

Krys:

It's right, I'm using the danish keyboard, and therefore I spend 10 minutes with finding the colon, with pressing shift+?, and 2 minutes more with finding the opposit slash pressing Ctrl+?, but as Paleke discribed for me, is this opposit slash making an automatically "enter", so I cannot write the right code:

Mount C C:\stuntcar\stunts_k
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: CTG on June 05, 2006, 06:55:28 PM
I tried CTRL-ALT-F5 in DOSBox 0.65 but couldn't do a capture. What the hell can be the problem?
Title: Re: /-symbol = opposit slash?
Post by: Krys TOFF on June 05, 2006, 08:39:03 PM
Quote from: "SuperBrian"
It's right, I'm using the danish keyboard, and therefore I spend 10 minutes with finding the colon, with pressing shift+?, and 2 minutes more with finding the opposit slash pressing Ctrl+?, but as Paleke discribed for me, is this opposit slash making an automatically "enter", so I cannot write the right code:

Mount C C:\stuntcar\stunts_k

You will have this problem only if you do not configure DOSBox as I tolf you. then, of course, you'll need to type the mount command at each new start of DOSBox.
But if you write it in the end of the DOSBox.conf file, you will not have to write it everytime. It will be written once for all.
And as you modify DOSBox.conf file in Windows, this can be made using your normal keyboard. :wink:
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: SuperBrian on June 05, 2006, 09:34:21 PM
How do I write what in which end of the dosbox.conf file, I don't really know what you mean? :?
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: SuperBrian on June 05, 2006, 10:13:21 PM
Wee, it works, I figured out that I could make the opposit slash in 2 ways, and that the one way didn't make an automatically "enter".
I also recorded a movie of my race, I think, because I cannot see the movies, in SDR-site it says:

IMPORTANT! Install movie codec (StartMenu ? Programs ? DOSBox-0.65 ? Video)

But what does that mean, and where shall I write it? :o
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: SuperBrian on June 05, 2006, 10:19:01 PM
CTG, how many times have you tried? I don't know how you do it, but have you tried to push all 3 buttons at the same time?

And remember to do it before race and after race + name, that's all the advice I have...  :?
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Chulk on June 05, 2006, 10:48:38 PM
It's a great idea but sadly I can't play because Stunts runs awfully!
Title: Cmon Chulk!
Post by: SuperBrian on June 05, 2006, 11:07:29 PM
Ya, it's right. It really runs bad and is very hard to handle, but remember one thing: It is the same problem for everyone, so we might end up with a close race with new faces in the lead, try make a video and participate anyway, even though the time gets bad. 8)
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: CTG on June 05, 2006, 11:59:18 PM
Quote from: "SuperBrian"
CTG, how many times have you tried? I don't know how you do it, but have you tried to push all 3 buttons at the same time?

And remember to do it before race and after race + name, that's all the advice I have...  :?


4 times, always pushed them in the same time.
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on June 06, 2006, 10:34:05 AM
About video recording, yes, CTRL+ALT+F5 keys have to press in the same time. Personally, I press before CTRL, then ALT, then F5 and then I release all the keys. This activates the video recording (you can see immediately the creation of the .AVI file in C:\PROGRAMS\DOSBOX-0.65\CAPTURE which have substantially 0 byte or little more). When you press again CTRL+ALT+F5, this stops the video recording (you can see immediately in the same directory how the dimension of the file become real dipendently from recording time.

About ZMBV codec, maybe these are needed only for Windows 2000 or Windows XP. I have checked in the official DOSBox forum (http://vogons.zetafleet.com/index.php?c=7) and in the official DOSBox guide (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php) but I have not found a single topics that says that Video recording is only for Win2000/XP.
Anyway, you can install the codec press the "Start Menu" of your Operating System, then pointing "Programs", then pointing "DOSBox-0.65", then pointing "Video" and then clicking on "Install movie codec".

About how the application runs, as I has wrote before, you can try many other information to speed up DOSBox 0.65 reading these link:

http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php?page=RunningResourceDemandingGames

http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php?page=dosbox.conf%2Fcpu

A little guide to make more fluently the game is here (this is an extract of the readme.txt included in DOSBox 0.65):

===================================
8. To run resource-demanding games:
===================================

DOSBox emulates the CPU, the sound and graphic cards, and some other stuff, all at the same time. You can overclock DOSBox by using CTRL-F12, but you'll be limited by the power of your actual CPU. You can see how much free time your true CPU has by looking at the Task Manager in Windows 2000/XP and the System Monitor in Windows 95/98/ME. Once 100% of your real CPU time is used there is no further way to speed up DOSBox unless you reduce the load generated by the non-CPU parts of DOSBox.

So:

Close every program but DOSBox

Overclock DOSBox until 100% of your CPU is used (use the utilities above to check)

Since VGA emulation is the most demanding part of DOSBox in terms of actual CPU usage, we'll start there. Increase the number of frames skipped (in increments of one) by pressing CTRL-F8. Your CPU usage should decrease. Go back one step and repeat this until the game runs fast enough for you. Please note that this is a trade-off: you lose in fluidity of video what you gain in speed You can also try to disable the sound through the setup utility of the game to reduce load on your CPU further.


So press CTRL+11 or CTRL+12 and CTRL+7 or CTRL+8 to regulate the basic parameters about speed/fluently.

I hope this can help you.  :)
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: SuperBrian on June 06, 2006, 11:57:19 AM
Yea, Mark I could see your "unknow(n)" video, but I couldn't see the one I made, but it was just the first video I made I couldn't see, I can see the latest ones now, so I'll send a video and replay later today. :D
Actually I made a 1.04.xx, but I forgot to save the replay! :(
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: zaqrack on June 06, 2006, 12:31:04 PM
dosbox has a nice keymapper, in linux its invoked by dosbox -keymapper at the command line, in windows I dunno how.

I have easily changed the start/stop key of capture to simply F5. Works like a charm.
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: SuperBrian on June 06, 2006, 01:39:46 PM
Hmm, good idea Zak. :P

Mark, I have send you 3 mails. In the first one I send the NoRH-replay and the zipped video, but I think the mail was too "heavy" to send, because my mail only allows to send 2MB. :!:
Then I split the next two mails into 2 pieces, one with replay and the other one with video, but the one with video seems to be too "heavy" as well, so if you don't have the video, when read this, please tell me what to do! :cry:
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on June 06, 2006, 03:15:19 PM
SuperBrian, I have received all your three e-mail, and if you check on SDR you can find a pleasing surprise....  :D

Yes, SuperBrian has made the first race using fully DOSBox 0.65!
The way is open...   :D
Title: Re: Cmon Chulk!
Post by: Chulk on June 06, 2006, 10:02:26 PM
Quote from: "SuperBrian"
Ya, it's right. It really runs bad and is very hard to handle, but remember one thing: It is the same problem for everyone, so we might end up with a close race with new faces in the lead, try make a video and participate anyway, even though the time gets bad. 8)
OK, you've made my mind about that. I'll race (or at least try).
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: CTG on June 06, 2006, 10:28:24 PM
not working :?

I'll try it with snagit capture although it's extremly slow. Let's see if it works.
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on June 07, 2006, 12:27:56 AM
Well, after some tries it works fine in window view. full screen alsways makes the computer freeze with a black screen...

About speed, I kept frameskip at 0 (else games runs slower) but I had to increase cycles up to 6000 intead of 3000. This way, game is almost as good as pure DOS racing.
Problem remains with screen size : my view is 1024x768, so a 640x480 window is small.
Next time I'll try to first resize my computer to 640x480, and then run DOSBox. this way, the windo of DOSBox would look like full screen. :-D

Anyway, I'm leading again the noRH competition (replay and zipped video sent to Mark).
Sorry SuperBrian : normally I never overtake a teammate while he is leading, but you overtook me when I was leading so I have no guilt doing it too. :P
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: zaqrack on June 07, 2006, 10:08:27 AM
another way to speed up gameplay is to set no clouds/scenery/horizont in Stunts.
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: CTG on June 07, 2006, 11:28:16 AM
Do you accept DOSBox recorded with SnagIt? I can't make the inner capture work.
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: CTG on June 07, 2006, 02:01:59 PM
My shitty Default video will be available on YouTube soon :D
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: SuperBrian on June 07, 2006, 10:34:47 PM
Nice to hear Chulk.  :-D

Well Krys, it's okay and now we can both race as hard as we want to, because Mark is leading is own NoRH competition. :shock:
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on June 16, 2006, 03:12:47 PM
Maybe we will see some old timer noRH pipsqueaks come back with this now proved noRH racing competition.

I sent messages to Juank23 and pArAnO. I know pArAnO read the message and I hope this will make pArAnO back.

BJ or JTK : do you have mail address of Pershing II to tell him ? He was noRH lover too.
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: BonzaiJoe on June 16, 2006, 03:40:42 PM
I think Pershing's was just "pershingII[NOSPAM]@hotmail.com", or with an underscore between Pershing and II. I wonder if he's still angry at me :?
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: SuperBrian on June 29, 2006, 12:35:21 PM
I read at SDR-page that the first competition ended 27th June, I had some times unpublished and I was going to race today, I thought it ended 29th June.  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:

 :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :oops:
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on June 29, 2006, 03:48:42 PM
Quote from: "SuperBrian"
I read at SDR-page that the first competition ended 27th June, I had some times unpublished and I was going to race today, I thought it ended 29th June.  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:

 :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :oops:

Well. Too bad. Race ZakStunts or the 2 WSC tracks instead, they all end today (Z64 sooner, so race it 1st :wink: )
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: SuperBrian on June 30, 2006, 12:55:09 PM
I'm going to be even less active this month, because I am going to watch every centimetre of the French road. Ah yearh, Tour de France, something I appreciate higher than the World Championship in Germany, maybe because Denmark isn't represented, who knows? :-D
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on June 30, 2006, 05:00:12 PM
Quote from: "SuperBrian"
I'm going to be even less active this month, because I am going to watch every centimetre of the French road. Ah yearh, Tour de France, something I appreciate higher than the World Championship in Germany, maybe because Denmark isn't represented, who knows? :-D

Jan Ullrich, Yvan Basso, Oscar Sevilla, Francisco Mancebo, another one I missed...? Anyway, all won't race "Tour de France" in 2006.
Alexander Vinokourov is the only potential winner that remains. But it's not even sure for him to race too : most people of his team (Astana-Wurth) are involved with the problem in Spain.
It won't be a good year... Except maybe for French bikers. :-D
Title: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: SuperBrian on July 14, 2006, 02:28:07 PM
You are totally wrong, I hate Ivan Basso, Jan Ulrich, Alexandre Vinokourov and Francisco Mancebo, I have always been bored of the "great riders" The race is so open now, we can see a race far different from all the other boring years now.
It is a better race now. :P
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Chulk on July 22, 2006, 03:47:48 AM
Le Tour de France is NoRH. Imagine a rider going backwards because he fell.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: CTG on July 22, 2006, 04:43:30 AM
Tour is boring.
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: BonzaiJoe on July 23, 2006, 01:14:18 AM
No, this was one hell of a tour. Floyd Landis is boring...
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: CTG on July 28, 2006, 01:28:54 PM
Finally I solved it! The problem was that it didn't accept three buttons in the same time - dunno why, it's also true in the gameplay. I changed it in the keymapper to a simple F5 and now it works. :)
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on July 28, 2006, 01:42:34 PM
Floyd Landis is boring...
Floyd Landis was cheating. As Armstrong before him, and so numerous others before, caught during controls or not.
Professionnal cycling is doping.
Tour de France is getting worse year after year... I didn't even watched a single step of it this year. I hate all those druggy cyclists.
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on July 28, 2006, 02:22:42 PM
Finally I solved it! The problem was that it didn't accept three buttons in the same time - dunno why, it's also true in the gameplay. I changed it in the keymapper to a simple F5 and now it works. :)

I'm very happy to know this news!  :)
Well, I wait you in next SDR NORH contest which will start next Tuesday 1st Aug.
You're "lucky": designated car is Jaguar XJR9...  ;)
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: CTG on July 28, 2006, 03:37:19 PM
Jaguar, mmmmmmmmmm.... fine choice!  :D
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Chulk on July 28, 2006, 07:15:44 PM
Yes. Fast cars are much better for NoRH than slow ones. Jaguar is a nice choice!
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on July 30, 2006, 07:54:09 AM
Jaguar, mmmmmmmmmm.... fine choice!  :D

Yes. Fast cars are much better for NoRH than slow ones. Jaguar is a nice choice!


Well... I think it will be an engaging challenge...  ;)
You can read a short description of next race in SRD News page...  :)
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: CTG on August 07, 2006, 12:55:04 PM
Off-topic: How can I transform DOS-Box videos to a more Windows compatible form? I want to share them with some people don't having this type of codec and DOS-Box.
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Chulk on August 11, 2006, 08:59:53 PM
I wanted to know the same. Is it enough to install the codec which comes with DOSBox?
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on October 03, 2006, 12:22:05 PM
Yeah ! pArAnO is back ! Racing noRH at SDR competition !
We will finally see if his performances at noRH racing at good old IRC/ISA competitions were really true...
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on October 04, 2006, 12:32:15 PM
We will finally see if his performances at noRH racing at good old IRC/ISA competitions were really true...

After his 2nd trial at NORH Control, it seems they were really true...  ;)
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on October 04, 2006, 01:04:03 PM
We will finally see if his performances at noRH racing at good old IRC/ISA competitions were really true...

After his 2nd trial at NORH Control, it seems they were really true...  ;)
Yep, impressive noRH time at Control track ! :o
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Overdrijf on January 25, 2007, 03:57:12 PM
The jaguar, ahh, I like the jaguar...
I'm a bit lot of new here, and right now I'm fighting with dosbox (windows doesn't make movies) and with media player (which only plays the sound), but I think I'll give the norh competition a try.
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on January 25, 2007, 04:36:18 PM
The jaguar, ahh, I like the jaguar...
I'm a bit lot of new here, and right now I'm fighting with dosbox (windows doesn't make movies) and with media player (which only plays the sound), but I think I'll give the norh competition a try.
You should have sound, just setup the game to soundblaster and it should work with DOSBox.
Else, setup sound to PC speaker if you don't use DOSBox.
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Overdrijf on January 25, 2007, 07:01:05 PM
The jaguar, ahh, I like the jaguar...
I'm a bit lot of new here, and right now I'm fighting with dosbox (windows doesn't make movies) and with media player (which only plays the sound), but I think I'll give the norh competition a try.
You should have sound, just setup the game to soundblaster and it should work with DOSBox.
Else, setup sound to PC speaker if you don't use DOSBox.
I have sound, but I can't play the video's dosbox makes, I can only hear the sound...
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on January 25, 2007, 07:04:15 PM
Oh, then it should be a codec missing.
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Overdrijf on January 25, 2007, 11:35:05 PM
Oh, then it should be a codec missing.
That's exactly what the player said too. :)
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on January 25, 2007, 11:54:11 PM
Oh, then it should be a codec missing.
That's exactly what the player said too. :)
then download and install a codec pack like this one (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Codec_Pack_All_in_1.htm)
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Overdrijf on January 26, 2007, 09:16:12 AM
Oh, then it should be a codec missing.
That's exactly what the player said too. :)
then download and install a codec pack like this one (http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Codec_Pack_All_in_1.htm)

Can I get a guide how to install that thing? It asked some questions, and now I still can't play the files. A well, as long as I can send them in...
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on January 26, 2007, 09:42:15 AM
Anyway, it's not important if you can't read the video yourself, the main thing is that Mark L. Rivers (SDR manager) can see them in order to validate the noRH racing.

You have the replay if you want to see again your lap. ;)
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Overdrijf on January 26, 2007, 10:26:42 AM
Anyway, it's not important if you can't read the video yourself, the main thing is that Mark L. Rivers (SDR manager) can see them in order to validate the noRH racing.

You have the replay if you want to see again your lap. ;)

Yep. But the replay doesn't cut and paste quite as well. ;) What?

EDIT: it works! It's alive! (Had to press a single icon in the dosbox map...)
EDIT again: I'm not going at the speed of sound, it stops a lot earlier than the car does...

P.S. Is it stunts or dosbox that stops my race after ten minutes? (Yes, it's a very long track...)
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Paleke on January 26, 2007, 03:08:10 PM
Stunts usually stops the race at 10 minutes and shows a message that says that Stunts can only save 10 minutes replays, so if you go on, it will save from minute 10 and all before is erased. Then Stunts stops at 20 minutes, but this time definitively (yep, that was a very very very long track  ;D :P).
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Krys TOFF on January 26, 2007, 03:32:52 PM
Stunts usually stops the race at 10 minutes and shows a message that says that Stunts can only save 10 minutes replays, so if you go on, it will save from minute 10 and all before is erased. Then Stunts stops at 20 minutes, but this time definitively (yep, that was a very very very long track  ;D :P).
That's right. DOSBox will record all the video (this will be a huge video !) but Stunts replay will loose the beginning of the race if you race more than 10 minutes.
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 27, 2007, 08:05:58 AM

Welcome Overdrijf! Happy to know you likes Stunts NORH race!  :)

I read you have problems to see your video captured with DOSBox 0.65, and I don't understand very well if you have resolved them or not. Anyway, have you installed ZMBV codec included in DOSBox 0.65 pack? After you have installed DOSBox 0.65, you can install the codec press the "Start Menu" of your Operating System, then pointing "Programs", then pointing "DOSBox-0.65", then pointing "Video" and then clicking on "Install movie codec".

I hope you can see your video. Yes, as Krys TOFF said, you could see anyway your race by your replay, but... when you'll see your race by your video... well, it's an incomparable emotion ...  ;)
Title: Re: SDR - NoRH Competition
Post by: Overdrijf on January 27, 2007, 10:12:49 AM
Yes, I can see the video now, when recording stunts may turn into negative colors, but this can be resolved by pausing it, making it smallscreen and then fullscreen again (can be done without pausing, but then I probably will go offtrack). It doesn't happen too often.

Ok?, I didn't get a message after ten minutes, but I'm going to try again without recording. I'm adding the track to this message, I made it pretty long I think...

EDIT: no, it doesn't like more than ten minutes, ah well...
EDIT again: stunts 1.0 does let me finish it.