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Krys Toff's Competitions => Feel The Thrill => Topic started by: Krys TOFF on April 20, 2008, 12:12:08 PM

Title: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on April 20, 2008, 12:12:08 PM
FTT0101 track is available !

Why this track name ? Well, that's simple : FTT for competition name, 1st 01 for 1st season, and nd 01 for 1st track.

Race it with Lamborghini LM002, deadline is sunday in 3 weeks, 19H00 GMT+2.

Who will be fast enough to do THE main jump that is worth important seconds ? ;D
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on April 20, 2008, 12:15:43 PM

Krys, I'm encountering some problem downloading the track: it seems there's no link to the track... Please check it soon: I want to race asap!  :)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on April 20, 2008, 07:15:09 PM
Strange, file is there.
Try with a right click / save target as.

Is there anybody else having same issue ?
With which web browser do you have the problem Mark ?
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Duplode on April 20, 2008, 07:59:14 PM
Me too - clicking the link gives a 404 error, while choosing "Save Link As..." downloads a corrupted .zip. I'm using Linux, Firefox and the unpacker Ark .
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on April 20, 2008, 08:06:32 PM
Well, with IE6, clicking on the image, or with "right click / save target as" I get the default page of your site that tells me that there's no file. With Firefox2, I get the same thing clicking on the image, while with "right click / save target as" I donwload the file but, when I try to open it, the system tells me that the file is an unknown format or damaged...  :-\
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: BonzaiJoe on April 20, 2008, 08:25:52 PM
You can't trust files from Damage Inc. members...
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on April 20, 2008, 08:42:29 PM
when I try to open it, the system tells me that the file is an unknown format or damaged...  :-\
Damage file from Damage Inc. Logical. :D
I tried it too and got the same issue : file is 24kb instead of 3kb. :o ???

I found the bug : it seems that an absolute link doesn't work when linked to a file instead of a web page. A relative link works, I just updated the page and tried it with FF 2.0 and IE 7 and it works, either with simple left click or a right click / save target as. ;)

You can't trust files from Damage Inc. members...
:P :P :P ;D
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on April 20, 2008, 08:49:20 PM

Yes, now it works!
Just sent a new provisional record...  ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on April 20, 2008, 09:06:53 PM
Who is the ghost in the scoreboard ?! >:(

I don't want to have to record IP in scoreboard database and spend my time in erasing ghosts... ::) :(
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: CTG on April 20, 2008, 10:03:09 PM
LOL, that sounds funny! But the jump without any chance to complete being drunk is not a very good joke! BÖFF!!!
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on April 21, 2008, 08:01:00 AM

It seems Duplode is really intentioned to show very soon what he's able to do racing a NORH season from the beginning...  :)
About me, I'm not so sure to tune my drive with slow cars, so to reach my standard level with fast ones... I never (really never) used them in a NORH race, while in RH races I used them a lot less than top drivers...  ::)    But... I'm curious indeed to see what will happen...  ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Chulk on April 21, 2008, 09:37:35 PM
I'll give it a try tonight and you'll see my time there when you wake up tomorrow.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: CTG on April 21, 2008, 09:40:04 PM
Bah I was really drunk last night - with sober head it's a lot easier.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on April 21, 2008, 11:50:21 PM

Not very bad Duplode's time, above all thinking that it has been realized so soon...
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Chulk on April 22, 2008, 05:02:26 AM
Yes, Duplode's time is fast but I think winning time will be below 1:10
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on April 22, 2008, 08:35:43 AM

I think it will be very hard for me going down under 1:10. I'm encountering more problems I thought with a slow car, moreover my time to race is really decreased than last year. As you know, I'm really "combative" and I fight until there are possibilities to win, but thinking there will be a lot of races with slow cars in the contest, well, my way will be more uphill than other...
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: CTG on April 22, 2008, 10:33:48 AM
I wonder about BJ's performance here...
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Chulk on April 22, 2008, 03:26:45 PM
I wonder about BJ's performance here...
We all do...
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Duplode on April 22, 2008, 03:38:58 PM
I wonder about BJ's performance here...
We all do...
...how couldn't we?

There is surely a way to go below 1:10, even if I didn't started at all to consider how should it be done.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: BonzaiJoe on April 22, 2008, 09:53:42 PM
I also wonder a lot about BJ's performance!

I haven't tried yet, I hate messy computer-stuff. But I have to try. Remember, though, that this is not live racing or WSM-racing. This is noRH with unlimited time.
But as I have no idea how good 1.10 is, I can't say what I expect to be able to do on this track :)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on April 22, 2008, 10:36:32 PM

Meanwhile, Zak smashed 72" barrier...  ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: BonzaiJoe on April 22, 2008, 11:26:27 PM
Okay, I made DOSBox work now, but it's almost impossible to race because the animation goes alternately too fast and too slow, at unpredictable intervals. Are you guys just racing like this, or am I the only one with this problem?
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Duplode on April 23, 2008, 05:57:30 AM
1. I'm starting to see the LM002 from a whole new perspective: it's a damn treacherous vehicle to ride...

2. This race is going to be very fun if we keep it running like this - fun warfare!  :)

3.
Okay, I made DOSBox work now, but it's almost impossible to race because the animation goes alternately too fast and too slow, at unpredictable intervals. Are you guys just racing like this, or am I the only one with this problem?

Nope, probably DOSBox should work fine with the right settings unless you have a quite slow computer. Tell us your computer basic specs (CPU, RAM, OS) and we'll be able to help you. Also, are you using a front-end for DOSBox? (graphical helper program for adjusting the settings with ease).
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on April 23, 2008, 08:30:31 AM
Okay, I made DOSBox work now, but it's almost impossible to race because the animation goes alternately too fast and too slow, at unpredictable intervals. Are you guys just racing like this, or am I the only one with this problem?

BJ, before touching your DOSBox settings (even if you will have to do that), first of all set the graphic acceleration of your PC at minimum and then try again.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: CTG on April 23, 2008, 11:49:00 AM
Okay, I made DOSBox work now, but it's almost impossible to race because the animation goes alternately too fast and too slow, at unpredictable intervals. Are you guys just racing like this, or am I the only one with this problem?

The same for me. Maybe I'm going to record my drive with camera while playing without DOS-Box in the future. And a funny fact: even a full screen Snag It capture works better for me than DOS-Box...

Krys: is it allowed to use other video capturing methods then the internal one?

Question #2: is it good for you if I publish my video (of course at the end of the race) on YouTube? Video file must be quite a big one to send in e-mail...

Addition: I am a ghost. ;D (Sorry, I was very drunk that night when I registered it)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: BonzaiJoe on April 23, 2008, 01:43:47 PM
You are overestimating my computer abilities :)

1. What is front-end?

2. How do I set my graphics acceleration?

3. My PC is from 2005,  1,5 GHz processor, (600 MHz) 496 MB RAM, Windows XP
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: CTG on April 23, 2008, 01:48:38 PM
3. My PC is from 2005,  1,5 GHz processor, (600 MHz) 496 MB RAM, Windows XP

Bah that's a lot better than mine: 1.3 GHz Intel Celeron M CPU; 400 MHz FSB, 256 MB DDR (nominal value, in reality: 238 MB), Windows XP SP2
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: zaqrack on April 23, 2008, 03:29:04 PM
you should have no problems with dosbox. my own subnote is 1,2Ghz and slightly bit more ram. Running linux though.
I'll send you my dosbox config file tonight (please remind me if I forget), but generally such jerks and slowdowns are usually caused by other running programs - it happens rarely for me too. Try to close most of the programs when racing.

You are overestimating my computer abilities :)

1. What is front-end?

2. How do I set my graphics acceleration?

3. My PC is from 2005,  1,5 GHz processor, (600 MHz) 496 MB RAM, Windows XP
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Chulk on April 23, 2008, 07:35:08 PM
Before trying anything of those complicated things (at least for me  ;)) try adjusting the CPU cycles up or down. I only had to change cycles up to 10000, left the rest at default values and it works smoothly.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on April 23, 2008, 09:46:19 PM
You are overestimating my computer abilities :)

2. How do I set my graphics acceleration?


1) Settings - Control Panel - Video
2) On Settings page, click on Advanced Button (see image 1, sorry my O.S. is italian...)
3) Click on Troubleshooting (see image 2)
4) Move the cursor on the left and so reduce the acceleration

Then try again!  :)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on April 23, 2008, 10:27:03 PM

Coming back to the race...
I'm improving my feeling with LM002, but... it seems I don't succeed to catch the provisional first place...  ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: zaqrack on April 24, 2008, 08:30:02 AM
come on, it's my seconf favourite car, you have no chance :)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Darkie on April 24, 2008, 04:27:55 PM
Krys, what is the homepage where I can join this new championship??? I will participate, I think...

Wow!!! I'm happy because you, Krys, decide to join Campeonato Jac de Stunts... I'm out of that championship because I've had some 'relationship problems' there... But you can find my statistics there... Remember: I'm Alê; I'm Darkie; I'm Dark Chaser...

Ops, I've had some problems with DosBox, too... Can you help me, Krys???
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Chulk on April 24, 2008, 04:57:05 PM
What's that problem you're having, Darkie? Does it ru awfully or doesn't it run at all...?
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Chulk on April 24, 2008, 06:21:36 PM
Zak is already at 1:11.35. Do you still think 1:09.XX is not possible?
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on April 24, 2008, 06:51:21 PM
come on, it's my seconf favourite car, you have no chance :)

Excluding the crazy race at ZakStunts last year, and a weah trial the year before, this is my first serious race with LM002... I know I've not chance against you...  ;)

Zak is already at 1:11.35. Do you still think 1:09.XX is not possible?

About me I've never said that 1:09.xx is not possible. I've just said "I think it will be very hard for me going down under 1:10"... And I still think so...  ;)

Anyway, times on the scoreboard are going to flattering... Maybe this means we are not so far from the winning time... 
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Darkie on April 25, 2008, 12:14:02 AM
Thank you for help me, my friend Chulk...

Firstly, Is DOSBox necessary to make replays for Feel The Thrill's Championship???

Another questions: May I use Stunts 1.1 or 4D Stunts??? What is the correct version???

Where can I take the DOSBox (if necessary)???

I have a replay for 1:10 (No RH, of course)... May I send it to you, Krys???
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Duplode on April 25, 2008, 12:49:14 AM
Darkie: Yes, you'll definitely need DOSBox for recording a live video of your lap as proof of noRH-ness. Check your personal messages...
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Darkie on April 25, 2008, 01:49:28 PM
Thank you, my friend Duplode...

DOSBox 0.72 is running in my personal computer, but the game is in 'slow motion'... I am racing without sceneries, horizon and others graphic details, but Stunts is still running in 'slow motion' in my computer... Could it be a 'problem's memory' or something like this??? I have an 'old' Celeron 500 MGhz with 128 MB RAM and 8 Mb of video!!! Fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!

I have one more question, guys: how can I save my replay in video format??? I can't save my video replay with CONTROL + ALT + F5...



Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Chulk on April 25, 2008, 04:04:58 PM
DOSBox 0.72 is running in my personal computer, but the game is in 'slow motion'... I am racing without sceneries, horizon and others graphic details, but Stunts is still running in 'slow motion' in my computer... Could it be a 'problem's memory' or something like this??? I have an 'old' Celeron 500 MGhz with 128 MB RAM and 8 Mb of video!!! Fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!
You could try some of the solutions named before by Mark...

I have one more question, guys: how can I save my replay in video format??? I can't save my video replay with CONTROL + ALT + F5...
You can change those keys. Simply start the keymapper (Ctrl + F1 I think) from the DOSBox window... And make sure you take a look at the console, DOSBox doesn't pop any messages when you are recording a video, just says so in the console window.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Chulk on April 25, 2008, 05:23:29 PM
Creepy appearance by Darkie! :o :o And BJ is still MIA. This is about to become the best NoRH race ever!
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Duplode on April 25, 2008, 06:04:26 PM
First of all...

1. What is front-end?

A front-end is a program with an user-friendly graphical interface that makes the procedure of testing and saving DOSBox easier. You may find a list of them here (http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/DOSBoxFrontends). I use DBGL (http://home.quicknet.nl/qn/prive/blankendaalr/dbgl/) most of the time, but all of them are rather similar.

On a related note, we really should consider making a few DOSBox articles for the Wiki.

Thank you, my friend Duplode...

DOSBox 0.72 is running in my personal computer, but the game is in 'slow motion'... I am racing without sceneries, horizon and others graphic details, but Stunts is still running in 'slow motion' in my computer... Could it be a 'problem's memory' or something like this??? I have an 'old' Celeron 500 MGhz with 128 MB RAM and 8 Mb of video!!! Fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!


Well Darkie, it seems you'll really need some gymnastics to make Stunts run well with such specs. Pick a frontend (see above) and experiment all sorts of things that could make the game more fluid - resolution, scalers, frameskip, etc. You will most likely need a pretty low number of cycles setting as well to make it work (6000-7000). If you're desperate, a last resort would be reducing (on the Stunts setup) graphical mode to CGA or something else, and then configuring DOSBox to the proper graphical mode (with the DBGL frontend, that is easy to do). Keep trying and asking me/us...
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on April 27, 2008, 11:25:33 PM

Well, after new Duplode's time now it seems we have to smash a new barrier...  ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on May 01, 2008, 04:59:48 PM
Hi to all, I'm back from 1 week holidays.

@CTG and Alex/Darkie/Dark Chaser (choose the nick you prefer ;)) :
About the video, I can accept an external video if during this video I can see the race from the start to the end without any break, and if the name entrance after the race is also recorded.
YouTube publishing or video sent by mail, whatever you like. But best is the DOSBox video I think.

@Darkie again :
Don't send me any RH replay, FTT is a noRH competition. And replays + video proofs will have to be sent only after the track is finished, when 2nd track will be started.

@BJ and all those with DOSBox management issues :
If you have a slow computer (like the one I had before it burnt ::)), don't run any other program while playing a game (Stunts or any other) with DOSBox. Then, adjust cycles as Duplode suggested. I also used a high level (10000 to 12000) value for the cycles on my old computern, with a frameskip value of 0. Stunts never runned smoothly with a frameskip value higher than 0.
Setting DOSBox for my current computer with Vista was harder, but I works fine now too.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: BonzaiJoe on May 01, 2008, 06:11:43 PM
How to set frameskip values?

So far, my efforts haven't worked :) I tried some things that were suggested here, and also tried not running anything else at the same time as DOSBox. On top of not working, my Media Player now also won't play DVDs anymore  >:(  So I uninstalled DOSBox. But I may install it again. I did an 1.12.10 with the strange alternating speeds, but I hope I can make it work better and do a seriously good time! Or borrow someone's camera :)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Duplode on May 01, 2008, 10:22:38 PM
How to set frameskip values?

If you're using DBGL, the setting is under the "Display" tab. You may also change the value in-game with CTRL-F7 (-) and CTRL-F8(+). Krys comment about frameskip is appropriate, though: frameskip 2 already feels quite jerky and frameskip 3 is borderline untolerable...

Also, this piece of advice from the DOSBox wiki about output and scaler settings on the "Display" tab makes perfect sense:

Quote from: DOSBox Wiki @ http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/oldwiki/index.php?page=RunningResourceDemandingGames
Don't use the normal2x scaler, and if you can stand it, avoid advmame2x or my hq2x - scaling easily takes 80% of the available CPU. Instead, use hardware overlay if you want windowed mode, or use surface if you want fullscreen mode.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on May 01, 2008, 10:41:21 PM

BJ, the post below is from topic "SDR - NoRH Competition". I hope it can help you:

About how the application runs, as I has wrote before, you can try many 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: Re: FTT0101
Post by: zaqrack on May 02, 2008, 09:11:15 AM
reducing graphic level within Stunts (disabling scenery and such) also helped me to speed up the game.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on May 02, 2008, 05:32:33 PM
How to set frameskip values?

If you're using DBGL, the setting is under the "Display" tab. You may also change the value in-game with CTRL-F7 (-) and CTRL-F8(+). Krys comment about frameskip is appropriate, though: frameskip 2 already feels quite jerky and frameskip 3 is borderline untolerable...

Also, this piece of advice from the DOSBox wiki about output and scaler settings on the "Display" tab makes perfect sense:

Quote from: DOSBox Wiki @ http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/oldwiki/index.php?page=RunningResourceDemandingGames
Don't use the normal2x scaler, and if you can stand it, avoid advmame2x or my hq2x - scaling easily takes 80% of the available CPU. Instead, use hardware overlay if you want windowed mode, or use surface if you want fullscreen mode.
Oh yes, I forgot to mention it before : with my old computer I kept original size (scaler x1). Full screen mode was possible, but slightly slower than window mode. Therefore, I often changed my Windows resolution to 640x480 instead of the 800x600 before launching DOSBox in order to keep DOSBox in window mode and have a full screen view anyway. ;)

The advantage of my old computer was that I had to do this only for noRH races because with Win9x Stunts was possible to be played directly, without need of DOSBox, for RH races.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on May 04, 2008, 03:53:20 PM

One week to deadline, come on, let's stash pre-tactic...  ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on May 04, 2008, 06:00:27 PM
I am a ghost. ;D (Sorry, I was very drunk that night when I registered it)
I_am_a_ghost renamed into CTG in database. ;)
I kept unchanged your password CTG.

Quote from: duplode (in PM)
Darkie mailed me a few days ago asking me to explain to you his current situation on FTT... he did that lap before configuring DOSBox properly, and shortly after his computer died down, so in all likelihood he's going to be away for a while. He also told me to ask you to delete his current 1:11:30 from the scoreboard, as it does not have video proof at all.
Therefore, Darkie's time is erased from the scoreboard. I hope he can go back before the deadline of the 1st track. ::)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Duplode on May 05, 2008, 03:36:35 AM

One week to deadline, come on, let's stash pre-tactic...  ;)

Racing with 3-week deadlines is quite interesting. You start the race thinking "Oh, it will take take quite a while to the finish", and then when you least expect *bang*, one week to deadline... :)

Krys, a rule question: are we obliged to publish our final times at some point before deadline? I suppose it would be necessary, else nothing on the current rules would stop someone from making a time, say, one or two days after the deadline and then sending to you before the results are confirmed.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on May 05, 2008, 09:28:30 AM
Krys, a rule question: are we obliged to publish our final times at some point before deadline? I suppose it would be necessary, else nothing on the current rules would stop someone from making a time, say, one or two days after the deadline and then sending to you before the results are confirmed.
If you try to publish a time on the website AFTER the deadline, it will be refused. I coded the php page this way, I tested it during beta-tests and it works fine. ;) So don't wait the last minute to publish your final time or may not be allowed to publish your last time. :P ;D

Also, even if you have a few days after the deadline to send me your replays and video, the 2nd race will start very soon after the deadline of the 1st one. So you'll be allowed to publish a time for the 2nd race then, not for the 1st one. ;D
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on May 05, 2008, 10:48:44 PM
Mark is the 1st below 1'11" for the moment.
He is learning to use the LM002 quite fast finally. ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on May 05, 2008, 11:20:53 PM

Thanks Krys, but I'm still a student with this car...  ;)
I'll be happy if I'll climb on the podium in this first race... but it won't be easy!
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Duplode on May 11, 2008, 12:06:09 AM
Nice timing with your latest replay Mark! ;D I am planning a final shot within the next 24 hours, and wonder whether other podium candidates are going for it too... ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: CTG on May 11, 2008, 01:48:27 AM
After spending an hour with crappy DOS-Box racing, finally I could complete a lap (LOL, on the other hand slow replays were not finished). And then came the surprise: damn I recorded an extremely long video with retrying several times... over 100 MByte. ;D

I guess I'll use YouTube to publish the certain part of it.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Duplode on May 11, 2008, 01:59:59 AM
After spending an hour with crappy DOS-Box racing, finally I could complete a lap (LOL, on the other hand slow replays were not finished). And then came the surprise: damn I recorded an extremely long video with retrying several times... over 100 MByte. ;D

Argh, I hate when I do such kind of stuff... even more because now I'm too used to fullscreen to keep the confirmatory messages of the recording on the console screen visible any more, and because I mess it up so often due to having remapped video recording to CTRL-F2 on Linux (CTRL-ALT-F5 sends the OS into command line mode...  ;D).

Also, I wonder whether BJ was able to record his performance in the end. ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Duplode on May 11, 2008, 05:58:34 AM
Well, not much after replying to CTG with the previous post I missed a significant improvement to a mistimed CTRL-ALT-F5... :-X Now I will race NoRH on windowed even if it looks like playing Stunts on a GameBoy...
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: zaqrack on May 11, 2008, 07:21:36 AM
I play it windowed with 3x scaler. It almost fills my entire screen (1024x768 resolution) and I start it from a terminal windows, which I can see below, so I ca ncheck, whether I'm capturing or not.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on May 11, 2008, 09:52:26 AM
I play it windowed with 3x scaler. It almost fills my entire screen (1024x768 resolution) and I start it from a terminal windows, which I can see below, so I ca ncheck, whether I'm capturing or not.
Same for me. ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on May 11, 2008, 11:04:35 AM

Windows Explorer (or equal) below DOSBox is a useful "configuration"...  ;)

About the race, maybe I will have a short window to make a last attempt in the first afternoon, but I still say that it will be very hard for my LM002 going down under 1'10... I realized that maybe it's impossible even a low 1.09 (1.09,25 ?), but the jump just after 30 seconds is too much random... Arriving with a high speed often the car won't complete the jump, while with a slower speed sometimes LM002 lands correctly...  ::)   It would be nice arriving more often in the second part of the track, but... that's sure for all... and so... we are all on the same boat...  ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on May 11, 2008, 12:12:46 PM
Arriving with a high speed often the car won't complete the jump, while with a slower speed sometimes LM002 lands correctly...  ::) 
A simple LM002 trick is to be known to be sure to perform the jump. Of course a minimum speed is required, but there's a simple way to make the car jump slightly longer, often enough to perform the main jump of the track. More infos after the deadline. ;) ;D
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on May 11, 2008, 12:45:04 PM
Arriving with a high speed often the car won't complete the jump, while with a slower speed sometimes LM002 lands correctly...  ::) 
A simple LM002 trick is to be known to be sure to perform the jump. Of course a minimum speed is required, but there's a simple way to make the car jump slightly longer, often enough to perform the main jump of the track. More infos after the deadline. ;) ;D

So... we are not on the same boat...  ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on May 11, 2008, 07:37:18 PM

It seems that Duplode started this season with the right foot... really a fantastic time...  :)
Waiting for the official results in order to the official congratulations... (Did he maybe write a wrong time...?  Did he maybe use a wrong (faster) car without perceiving it...? :D)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on May 11, 2008, 09:36:24 PM
OK now, website is updated and you all have to send me your replays and videos by mail. I'll publish all replays and my video proof when all is validated.
And congrats for Duplode's atonishing time ! :o ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: CTG on May 12, 2008, 12:26:39 AM
As I said earlier, uploaded to YouTube. ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Duplode on May 12, 2008, 12:56:46 AM
Thanks for the cumpliments, folks! Pretty nice start to the season this race was, with five pipsqueaks in less than two seconds. And nice result by Zak too... 8) BTW, after reading previous comments and watching CTG's replay, I wonder whether we had three different lines into the key sector (cork l/r - corner - pipe -jump). And @Krys: my lap was sent already, about one hour after the deadline.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on May 12, 2008, 10:30:09 AM
Mark and Duplode sent video and replay.
CTG : I need also your replay by mail please.
Zak and Chulk : nothing received so far.

Arriving with a high speed often the car won't complete the jump, while with a slower speed sometimes LM002 lands correctly...  ::) 
A simple LM002 trick is to be known to be sure to perform the jump. Of course a minimum speed is required, but there's a simple way to make the car jump slightly longer, often enough to perform the main jump of the track. More infos after the deadline. ;) ;D

So... we are not on the same boat...  ;)
Here is the info : just at the top of the elevated part, just before the jump, turn right or left a few and keep key pressed until car is completely jumping. This little trick often makes LM-002 jump a little bit further than regular jump. ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: CTG on May 12, 2008, 11:35:21 AM
CTG : I need also your replay by mail please.

Already sent two days ago with the link of the YouTube video... (krystoffstunts[at]whatever.fr)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on May 12, 2008, 11:57:42 AM
CTG : I need also your replay by mail please.

Already sent two days ago with the link of the YouTube video... (krystoffstunts[at]whatever.fr)
Oh, yes, right, I just remembered the video link. OK then, sorry. ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Krys TOFF on May 15, 2008, 11:13:31 PM
CTG, Mark, Chulk and duplode replays and video validated, I still miss the video from Zak to complete it all (I just got the replay file).
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Chulk on May 15, 2008, 11:37:54 PM
Can you put CTG's video link? Or is it somewhere I still haven't seen it?
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Duplode on May 16, 2008, 12:04:11 AM
Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02MHjNVCGv0
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on May 16, 2008, 07:24:46 AM

Congratulations again to Duplode and Zak, and see you on FTT0102!  :)

P.S. Chulk, we're waiting for you...  ;)
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Chulk on May 16, 2008, 07:33:50 AM
You'll have to wait until next week. I won't have much time to race as I'll be helping my brother move to his new appartment.
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: zaqrack on May 16, 2008, 10:05:46 AM
CTG, Mark, Chulk and duplode replays and video validated, I still miss the video from Zak to complete it all (I just got the replay file).

It is nearly impossible for me to send it as my laptop is broken and the video is on its HDD :(
Title: Re: FTT0101
Post by: Chulk on May 16, 2008, 04:26:36 PM
CTG, Mark, Chulk and duplode replays and video validated, I still miss the video from Zak to complete it all (I just got the replay file).

It is nearly impossible for me to send it as my laptop is broken and the video is on its HDD :(

Zak is DQ!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Just kidding  ;)